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The Seattle Times reports that one of the victims in the deadly Washington state mall shooting is a 16-year-old girl

Somalia's foreign minister says joint operations by the Somali military and the African Union's peacekeeping force have militarily defeated the al-Shabab extremist group

Anthem protests spread to colleges, WNBA player sits

Authorities say the suspect in a shooting at a Washington state mall that left five dead is in custody

Brad Marchand scored twice, including a go-ahead goal early in the third period, off assists from Sidney Crosby and Canada beat Russia 5-3 Saturday night in the World Cup of Hockey semifinals

Top 25 Takeaways: Tennessee looks serious, Miles is on the clock and Oregon and Notre Dame are in trouble

An attorney for the family of a man shot by Charlotte officers says police footage doesn't show a gun in the man's hand and doubts remain after the release of the video

Charlotte police released dramatic video footage Saturday that shows officers with guns drawn surrounding a black man before shots are fired and he buckles to the ground

Britain's Prince William and his wife, Kate, have arrived in Canada with their children for their first official trip overseas as a family of four

Syrian troops have captured a rebel-held area on the edge of Aleppo, tightening their siege on opposition-held neighborhoods in the northern city after what residents described as the heaviest air bombardment of the 5 ½-year civil war

Hundreds of mourners have packed a church for a funeral honoring an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by a white Tulsa police officer

A six-hour standoff with an armed and suicidal man at San Francisco's Civic Center has ended after he surrendered

A standoff with an armed and suicidal man at San Francisco's Civic Center has ended after the man surrendered peacefully

Joshua Dobbs accounted for five second-half touchdowns Saturday and No. 14 Tennessee erased a 21-point deficit to beat No. 19 Florida 38-28 and end their 11-game losing streak in the annual series

The three-ring binder chock full of tidbits Vin Scully wants to talk about on the air will soon be flipped shut for the last time

Louisiana musician Buckwheat Zydeco, who introduced zydeco music to the world, has died

Colby Lewis obliged his wife when she requested a picture under an AL West champion banner of the four Texas players part of each division title since 2010

The first national museum devoted exclusively to the history and culture of African-Americans is now open

Ted Cruz says his decision to support Donald Trump was 'agonizing'

More rain on the way in parts of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa had officials on high alert for flooding

Two of the country's poorest cities are talking about a merger they say could help both, though they may need a sizable boost in taxpayer dollars to make it happen

Dalvin Cook rushed for 267 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as No. 13 Florida State rebounded from the most lopsided loss in school history with a 55-35 rout of previously unbeaten South Florida

About 100 homes in low-lying areas of the small Linn County town of Palo on the Cedar River have been evacuated

President Barack Obama hails the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture for telling 'richer and fuller story of who we are.'

Social media app Snapchat is changing its corporate name to Snap Inc. and introducing video-recording glasses called 'Spectacles.'

Some people will pay good money for anything involving the late Truman Capote: Including his ashes

Dustin Johnson overcame a double bogey with a birdie on the final hole Saturday for a 1-under 69 and a share of the lead going into the final round of the Tour Championship

Freshman Hornibrook proves he's ready in No. 12 Badgers' 30-6 win over No. 8 Spartans

Bill Nunn, a character actor best known for his roles in the "Spider-Man" movie franchise and in such Spike Lee films as "Do the Right Thing" and "He Got Game," has died

No. 23 Rebels finally build a lead they don't give away and beat No. 12 Georgia 45-14

Donald Trump needs to prove to voters that he has the policy depth and gravitas to serve as commander in chief

Authorities say they are searching for a gunman who killed five people in the makeup department of a Macy's store at a mall north of Seattle

Electricity was restored to most of Puerto Rico by Saturday following a rare, island-wide blackout caused by a power plant fire, the territory's power utility said Saturday

No. 1 Alabama rolls Kent State 48-0, loses Harris to injury

New York manager Joe Girardi said he walked out of Friday's post-game media session because he was upset by questions about his bullpen usage, not because the slumping Yankees lost ground in the AL wild card race and were eliminated from the AL East

A top South Sudanese opposition leader called Saturday for armed resistance to the government in Juba _ a stance that suggests the troubled central African nation could face a renewed civil war in the near future

Correction: Tangled Whales-Crabbing story

Eastern Michigan University's president says the school strongly supports the right of its students to peacefully demonstrate about issues that are important to them

Cats will need leashes just like dogs under a proposal before a council in Alaska

Hundreds of mourners have gathered for the funeral of a 13-year-old Ohio boy fatally shot by a Columbus police officer investigating a report of an armed robbery

President Francois Hollande says he hopes authorities can relocate as many as 9,000 migrants massed in a squalid camp in Calais to reception centers across France in the coming weeks

Authorities say a teenage driver in suburban St. Louis struck another vehicle and then spun into people who were waiting for a homecoming parade to begin, injuring eight of them

Swiss voters decide this weekend on a new law aimed to strengthen the ability of intelligence services to better counter rapidly-evolving threats like those posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists

In a city already familiar with violence, the abduction and murder of two priests this week sank many in Poza Rica only deeper into dread, but it also came at a moment of tension between the Catholic church and Mexico's government

Prosecutors moved quickly to charge a white Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man whose vehicle broke down in the middle of a street

Lauren Hutton lights up the Bottega Veneta runway as the brand celebrates 50 years with a collection that projects timeless wholesomeness

A flower that got its name from its putrid smell is in bloom at Dartmouth College for the first time since 2011

London police say they are investigating the reported hacking of the iCloud account of Pippa Middleton, younger sister of Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge

Waving Polish and European Union flags, thousands of Poles marched Saturday in downtown Warsaw in the latest protest against the conservative government, whose policies critics say are dividing the nation and leading it away from EU values

A spokeswoman for Polish copper mining corporation KGHM says two miners have been killed and another seriously injured during a cave-in at copper and silver mine in southwestern Poland

Gabon's opposition candidate Jean Ping is decrying a constitutional court ruling that rejected his appeal of the disputed election

Ugandan police have prevented organizers from holding a gay pride parade on the orders of a government minister who says such an event is illegal

U.S. captain Davis Love III referred to his Ryder Cup team as "the best golf team maybe ever assembled," a surprising comment for two reasons

The Manhattan bombing case illustrates the difficulties investigators face in identifying and stopping individuals who might be violent extremists

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is accusing Donald Trump and his fellow Republicans of 'making hate OK' as she campaigns for Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

Poaching syndicates shipped large amounts of African elephant ivory last year despite global calls to dismantle the trafficking networks that often collude with corrupt officials, conservationists say at an international wildlife conference

Alabama leading rusher Damien Harris sustained an apparent right leg injury against Kent State

Johnny Miller calls European Ryder Cup team the worst he has seen in many years

The sporadic violent protests after police kill black men reached a seemingly unexpected place in Charlotte, the Queen City with its gleaming, shining downtown

War crimes investigators collecting evidence of the Islamic State group's elaborate operation to kidnap thousands of women as sex slaves say they have a case to try IS leaders with crimes against humanity but cannot get global backing

Estonia's presidential election has been delayed yet again, as special electoral body failed to pick a new head of state, sending the process back to parliament

Unbeaten Steelers cross Pennsylvania to meet unbeaten Eagles in Keystone Konfrontation

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Sting got to see his defunct Broadway musical "The Last Ship" set sail once more in Utah

Week 4 of the college football season has the Southeastern Conference in the spotlight as a couple teams try to break long losing streaks to their opponents, and a few coaches face referendum games with their fanbases

Brooks Koepka already knows the sting of losing in the Ryder Cup

US hopes a new model will change losing habits at Ryder Cup

Donald Trump's status as a Washington outsider is helping to shield the billionaire candidate from the scrutiny House Republicans are dedicating to Hillary Clinton

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Union nurses and Allina Health will return to bargaining for the first time since nearly 5,000 nurses went on strike against five Minneapolis area hospitals nearly three weeks ago

Baby lobsters might not be able to survive in the ocean's waters if they continue to warm at the expected rate

Austria's chancellor vowed to improve the protection of the European Union's outer borders to curb illegal migration at a summit with his German, Greek and west Balkans counterparts on strategies to deal with Europe's migrant crisis Saturday

A transgender man granted asylum by the U.S. last year is suing Indiana over a state law which prevents him from changing his first name to a male name aligned with his gender identity

The Obama administration has proposed barring states and other recipients of federal family planning grants from placing their own eligibility restrictions on where the money can go

Mistie Bass and Kelsey Bone of the Phoenix Mercury are among the WNBA players who plan to continue kneeling during national anthems at playoff games this weekend

Soft-spoken socialist Jeremy Corbyn is the antithesis of Donald Trump

The federal prosecutor's office says a 22-year-old German man has been detained at Duesseldorf airport upon his return from Turkey for alleged membership in the Islamic State group

The director of the Uffizi and Pitti Palace art galleries is defending renting out the palazzo courtyard for a pre-nuptial party

Thousands of people have staged a protest in the Burundian capital over a United Nations report that accuses the government of carrying out serious rights abuses

Pope Francis has met with relatives of the victims of this summer's truck attack in Nice, France, encouraging them not to respond to hatred with hatred

Florida's closed-party system of winner-take-all primaries is coming under fresh scrutiny

Donald Trump's campaign is planning for what it says will amount to $140 million worth of advertising from now until Election Day

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer, who dedicated his life in post-war Germany to fighting anti-Semitism, has died

Struggling with extremism and economic woes, Tunisia now faces another menace: persistent drought across several regions that is creating new social tensions and threatening farming, a pillar of the economy

Miami Heat star Chris Bosh has failed his physical, a move that casts doubt on whether the 11-time All-Star will be able to resume his career

Tens of thousands of people are demonstrating across Finland under the slogan "Enough is enough" following the death of a man who reportedly spit in front of neo-Nazis holding a rally in Helsinki

Syrian opposition activists say Syrian government forces have captured a rebel-held former Palestinian refugee camp near the northern city of Aleppo

A provincial spokesman says a triple suicide bombing has killed at least 11 members of the security forces

Gabon's constitutional court has upheld incumbent President Ali Bongo Ondimba's victory in last month's presidential election

Lawmakers from both political parties are vowing to decisively override President Barack Obama's veto of a bill to allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue the government of Saudi Arabia

Republican Donald Trump says he's "greatly honored" to receive the endorsement of defeated rival Ted Cruz, not that Cruz is using that word

President Barack Obama will officially open the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture during a ribbon-cutting ceremony

There are some things that visitors won't want to miss inside the new Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture

Former champion Caroline Wozniacki continued her late season resurgence by beating second-seeded Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland to advance to the final of the Pan Pacific Open

In fact-checking Donald Trump's comments on university endowments, The Associated Press finds that Trump's views don't reflect how endowments actually work

Hall of Fame broadcaster Vin Scully thanked Los Angeles Dodgers fans for making him feel like an 8-year-old again every time they cheer

It's been a busy week on the fantasy football waiver wire _ especially at running back _ as many notable players went down with injuries and owners scrambled for their replacements

Pakistani police say a speeding bus has plunged into a fast-flowing river in Pakistan's part of Kashmir, killing at least 24 passengers

A "lone shooter" remained on the loose after opening fire in a crowded mall north of Seattle, killing four females and critically wounding a male before fleeing Friday night, authorities said

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