Nation & World

Quake swarm jolts Indonesian islands, killing at least 13

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes killed at least a dozen people on the Indonesian islands of Lombok and Sumbawa as the region was trying to recover from a temblor …

North Carolina acts deep blue with state worker minimum wage

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Republicans have infuriated liberal activists by slashing income-tax rates, defending illegally gerrymandered districts and passing a now-partially …

Malaysia hopes China will sympathize with its fiscal woes

BEIJING (AP) — Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad says he hopes China will sympathize with his country's fiscal problems as he meets with Chinese leaders after suspending …

Georgia police: GSU officers fired upon, suspect sought

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say police at a Georgia university were fired upon and a search for the suspect is underway.Georgia State University Police Chief Joseph Spillane tells WXIA-TV an …

Georgia man killed by officers responding to domestic call

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a Georgia man has been fatally shot by officers responding to a domestic call.Citing the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, news outlets report 33-year-old …

Muslim pilgrims gather at Mount Arafat for hajj's pinnacle

MOUNT ARAFAT, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Muslim pilgrims have gathered in the valley of Mount Arafat in Saudi Arabia for a day of prayer that marks the pinnacle of the annual hajj.Some 2 million …

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. business economists are concerned about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies, saying they fear his tariffs and higher budget deficits could …

Gretchen Carlson: Miss America's claims cost pageant $75K

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Miss America chairwoman Gretchen Carlson has struck back against the reigning Miss America, saying Cara Mund's allegations that Carlson and others have bullied and …

Poland's president visits Australian capital and Parliament

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Poland's president met with Australian leaders Monday on a visit focused on security and trade.President Andrzej Duda met Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and …

Survey of economists: Some Trump policies could slow growth

WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of U.S. business economists finds concern about the risks of some of President Donald Trump's economic policies. Many say they worry that his tariffs and higher …

Despite deadly explosions, Mexican fireworks capital endures

TULTEPEC, Mexico (AP) — Luis Enrique Urban Gomez was tidying up at his family's fireworks storage shed like any other day when an explosion ripped through the warehouse next door, killing its …

Venezuelans nervously await dramatic economic reforms

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan shopkeepers and consumers nervously awaited the launch of dramatic reforms announced by President Nicolas Maduro to rescue a downward-spiraling economy, …

Today in History

Today in HistoryToday is Monday, Aug. 20, the 232nd day of 2018. There are 133 days left in the year.Today's Highlight in History:On August 20, 1953, the Soviet Union publicly acknowledged it had …

Police: Dispute leads to fatal shooting at Georgia Walmart

SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say an argument between a woman and a male driver outside a Walmart in Snellville lead to a fatal shooting.Snellville Police Chief Roy Whitehead …

Police: 2 women hurt at Atlanta commuter rail station

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia authorities say two women have been hurt and a suspect is in custody after one of the women was reportedly pushed in front of an Atlanta commuter train.News outlets …

Smoky skies, poor air from wildfires return to Northwest

SEATTLE (AP) — Poor air quality will be common across parts of the Pacific Northwest this week as winds push smoke from surrounding wildfires into the region, forecasters and regulators …

IndyCar's Wickens in hospital following violent Pocono crash

LONG POND, Pa. (AP) — IndyCar driver Robert Wickens is being treated for injuries to his lower extremities, right arm and spine following an accident early in a race at PoconoIndyCar said the …

Report: MeToo activist Argento settled sex assault complaint

NEW YORK (AP) — Italian actress Asia Argento — one of the most prominent activists of the #MeToo movement against sexual harassment — recently settled a complaint filed against …

Stocks mostly rise on hope for progress on China trade talks

TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks are mostly higher Monday as investors welcomed signs of progress in resolving the trade dispute between the U.S. and China. The Wall Street Journal reported the …

Quakes cut power, topple homes on Indonesia island; 3 dead

SEMBALUN, Indonesia (AP) — Multiple strong earthquakes cut power across the Indonesian island of Lombok, toppled buildings and killed at least three people as the tourist hotspot was trying …