2nd round of Mugabe exit talks as party begins to oust him
HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday was set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest, while the ruling party opened an emergency meeting to recall the world's oldest head of state as its leader….
Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington. The potential rupture in relations threatens to undermine President Donald Trump's bid for Mideast peace – a mission he has handed his son-in-law, Jared Kushner….
Lebanon’s PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days
PARIS (AP) — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a crisis in Lebanon….
AMAs reflect year in pop music, where male acts dominated
The performers at the 2017 American Music Awards are evenly split between men and women, but the nominees? Not so much….
GOP’s Sasse likes tax bill, but won’t call it key to 2018
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse says Republican leaders are overstating how much passing tax-cut legislation can protect their party in next year's elections….
European cities battle fiercely for top agencies leaving UK
BRUSSELS (AP) — Brexit is still well over year away but two European cities on Monday will already be celebrating Britain's departure from the European Union….
Ex-President Pinera favored in Chile vote, runoff likely
SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Billionaire businessman Sebastian Pinera is heavily favored to top Sunday's election backed by Chileans who hope the former president can resuscitate a flagging economy, but polls suggest he won't get enough votes to avoid a runoff….
LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans’ 1st woman mayor
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New Orleans….
Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment
WASHINGTON (AP) — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women….
Truex leads a quartet of veterans in NASCAR’s title race
HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — NASCAR has spent so much time this year ushering in a new generation of fresh-faced, young drivers. Now that it's championship time, it's the same old – really old – in the championship four….