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The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic character as an ambassador for the empowerment of women, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real woman

A Russian man has been charged with hacking and stealing information from computers at LinkedIn and other San Francisco Bay Area companies

Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff says she told him about plans for a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge a month before they began in 2013

All that's left for the Chicago Cubs to do is make history

Injured Indians starter Danny Salazar has made progress and could be available to pitch in the World Series

Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials

Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday

Donald Glover will play Lando Calrissian in the upcoming Han Solo "Star Wars" film.

Houston's James Harden gets a chance to run Mike D'Antoni's famed seven seconds or less offense

A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody

The mother of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) has testified about the "total horror and panic" she felt when the 6-year-old disappeared in 1979

The Minnesota Timberwolves have the NBA's longest active playoff drought at 12 years and counting

The San Antonio Spurs responded to their most successful regular season in franchise history with the greatest turnover in Gregg Popovich's two decades with the team

Hillary Clinton ramps up her pressure on Donald Trump in the election's most competitive states Friday with an emotional TV ad targeting his criticism of a Muslim-American family

Authorities say the 21-year-old daughter of one of men in the Utah-based music group The Piano Guys has been reported missing and may have gotten injured lost on a hike in the Columbia River Gorge in Oregon

Europe's experimental Mars probe hit the right spot _ but at the wrong speed _ and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface at high speed, scientists said Friday

A federal judge has ordered two Greek shipping companies to pay $1.5 million because the crew of a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then falsified records before docking in Seattle

Former NFL Alumni Association President George Martin told a concussion conference Friday the injury is a scourge in contact sports with long-term consequences still widely underestimated

Indians pitcher Ryan Merritt is overwhelmed by the outpouring of generosity of Cleveland fans

Hillary Clinton is asking undecided voters in the battleground state of Ohio to think "seriously about what you really want to see."

Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff

A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday

The GoPro competitor will start shipping its photography drones just a day or two before GoPro’s latest offering hits the market.

Lawyers for Donald Trump are trying to keep his campaign comments out of the upcoming civil trial involving Trump University

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for taking off his helmet during a touchdown celebration last Sunday against Baltimore

Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions

The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses

New York state has enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals

Early voting data shows Hillary Clinton seems to be showing strength in the battleground states of North Carolina and Florida

Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win

The NFL has placed the New York Giants' Josh Brown on paid leave as it investigates newly disclosed evidence that he abused his wife

Police in Minneapolis say two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last November won't face discipline

A former California state senator who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison

Officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana say they've denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during next month's election

Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing business

Faculty members need to recognize their unconscious bias, says a panelist at the annual conference for women in technology.

Islamic State militants have launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown

Federal railroad regulators say a meeting with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held the same day as a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash

The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout, now in a third day

One document in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information

University of South Florida forensic anthropologists and forensic artists are trying to break the coldest of cold cases

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league and players have made "tremendous progress" toward extension of the collective bargaining agreement, saying he hoped a deal would be completed soon

The Hillary Clinton campaign has set up a tool where people can automatically make a contribution whenever Trump tweets.

Mike Pence again finds himself trying to explain Trump's headline-grabbing comments

The U.S. military says it launched two attacks earlier this month in Yemen, killing eight people associated with the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula

Venezuela's electoral authority suspended a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro less than a week before it was set to start, throwing the opposition's key campaign to oust the socialist leader into further disarray

Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."

'I have seen countless challenging and painful moments my son has encountered and cried countless more,' the boy's mother wrote in a Facebook post. 'Yesterday however, I cried for a different reason.'

Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him

Cameroon official says at least 53 people killed, 300 injured after crowded train derails

The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern over Greece's return to Turkey of 10 Syrian nationals whose asylum claims it says Greek officials ignored

Iraqi Christians from areas near Mosul are closely following the offensive to drive the Islamic State group from the city and hope to return to their homes, but they also fear what they might find there

Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over which has more suction or is better at deep-cleaning

Over two decades, an unlikely friendship with a Supreme Court justice inspires a young man.

The presidential candidates shared a rare moment of warmth in a campaign marked by its contentious nature.

Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery for a sidewalk scuffle involving a woman outside a Las Vegas Strip resort in April

A new statue in the San Francisco Bay Area is stirring a bit of controversy and a lot of conversation

More than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties in a suspected chemical incident that sparked the evacuation of London City Airport Friday, fire and ambulance services said

Science, technology, engineering and math shouldn't be grouped together, this author says.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday heard arguments in the civil case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting in Arizona

The WNBA says its officials missed a shot-clock violation in the decisive Game 5 of the Finals

Poland's defense minister said he thinks Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1, a claim Russia on Friday dismissed as "nonsense."

The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done

Scientist who jump-started the Human Genome Project works to integrate 'personalized and preventive care into the practice of medicine.'

A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn't materialize because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said

A Pennsylvania fire chief is announcing his retirement just ahead of his 95th birthday

Missouri voters on Nov. 8 face the confusing prospect of two separate ballot proposals that would increase the state's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax by different amounts

Michelle Obama says the final White House concert of her husband's presidency is "going to be a good one."

The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is meant to be a campaign cease-fire, but this year both presidential candidates exchanged fierce jabs

China is accusing the U.S. of provoking trouble by sailing a Navy warship through disputed waters; Defense Department says transit operation was routine, lawful

A Pakistani tea seller with striking eyes who saw his life change overnight after a picture of him at work went viral, said Friday he was totally unaware of social media people starting thronging his stall to take selfies with him.

The Los Angeles Rams have allowed more than 400 total yards twice this season and won both games

The International Monetary Fund warned Friday of weak growth prospects in Central Asia and the Caucasus and called for active reforms to energize the post-Soviet economies

Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is paving the way for trade talks with other countries well before it leaves the EU but sought to reassure partners that this would not undermine the bloc's trade aims

The former Penn State assistant football coach suing the university says he was angered when told he couldn't return to team facilities after being put on leave the week Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation

The country follows Burundi, which earlier this week announced it was leaving the court.

Recalls this week include Halloween window decorations, circular saws, lawnmowers and food dehydrators

A $12 million grant to Stephen Hawking is going to help him and Cambridge University study the threats posed by artificial intelligence.

Books come in all sizes, but one 15th century Quran was so enormous it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it

Cypriot authorities have transferred 83 Syrians who were towed into the east Mediterranean island aboard a boat with no captain to a reception center, a police spokesman said Friday.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting the Nintendo Switch. It’s coming early next year.

Dirk Nowitzki goes into his 19th season looking to get Dallas into the top four in the Western Conference because the big German believes that's the easiest way to advance in the playoffs

The annual Met Gala and exhibition will honor Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo

Life after Kevin Durant might not be so bad for the Thunder

Ratings agency DBRS has kept its investment grade classification for Portuguese bonds, ensuring the debt-heavy eurozone country remains eligible for vital help from the European Central Bank's stimulus program

Hundreds of Muslims have gathered near Rome's Colosseum to pray and protest the closures of mosques and other places of worship

Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material

A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics softens guidance about kids and digital media.

Carol Burnett is likely headed back to series television in a multicamera ABC sitcom

People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters

A judge sentenced a British journalist who often posed as a Middle Eastern tycoon in sting operations to 15 months in prison on Friday, after the tabloid reporter was convicted of perverting the course of justice in an effort to get scoops

Iraqi forces have raised the national flag over a church in a town near Mosul retaken from the Islamic State group

Court officials are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop

Canada has walked out of talks meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to sign the pact next week

South Africa's move to leave International Criminal Court raises concerns of African exodus

Turkey's prime minister has rebuffed criticism of operations against Syrian Kurdish fighters and says they will continue

Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a 32-year-old woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally

Defense Secretary Ash Carter says Turkey should play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group and that there is an "agreement in principle" with Iraq to do so

Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 39. Nicoll's family says the London-born designer died early Friday in Australia

Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years, including about 2,000 across Canada.