NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the most vivid accounts yet of Harvey Weinstein's alleged abuse and harassment, Salma Hayek says the disgraced movie mogul turned the making of her 2002 passion project, the Frida Kahlo biopic "Frida," into a nightmare after the actress refused Weinstein's relentles…
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The elevation of Minnesota's Republican state Senate president to lieutenant governor as part of a chain reaction after U.S. Sen. Al Franken's resignation will likely lead to a legal fight over whether she can hold two jobs.
SCOTCH PLAINS, N.J. (AP) — Pat DiNizio, who as lead singer and songwriter for the New Jersey band the Smithereens blended pop, rock and New Wave music for such hits as "Blood and Roses" and "A Girl Like You," has died at age 62.
U.S. stocks were moving higher in afternoon trading Wednesday following the Federal Reserve's widely expected decision to raise short-term interest rates for the third time this year. The central bank also said that the U.S. economy was on sound footing. Health care, technology and industria…
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting (all times local):
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A coffin carrying the body of Romania's late King Michael I arrived Wednesday at the Royal Palace in Bucharest, where it was met by applause and will lie in state ahead of his funeral this weekend.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is raising its key interest rate for the third time this year and foresees three additional hikes in 2018, a vote of confidence that the U.S. economy remains on solid footing 8½ years after the end of the Great Recession.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Three men pleaded guilty to creating a "botnet" known as Mirai that was used to paralyze chunks of the internet in 2016.
NEWPORT, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island city councilman charged with making an obscene phone call to a 13-year-old boy he says was sending sexual messages to his daughter has pleaded not guilty.
CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Morning commuters on a Southern California highway were greeted Wednesday by a huge structure that wasn't there the night before.
ATLANTA (AP) — Tommy Nobis, the first player drafted by the expansion Atlanta Falcons and a hard-hitting middle linebacker who was never fully recognized for his talents on a struggling franchise that failed to make the playoffs during his long career, died Wednesday. He was 74.
ISTANBUL (AP) — Breaking with years of courting the U.S., Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called Wednesday for the United Nations to replace Washington as a Mideast mediator and suggested he might not cooperate with the Trump administration's much-anticipated effort to hammer out an Isra…
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — As a boy, Bob Costas took a cross-country drive with his dad, delighting in spinning the radio dial and listening "through the crackle and static" to broadcasts from far-flung ballparks.
HELSINKI (AP) — Sweden says it is establishing the nation's first new military regiment since World War II — a unit of 350 soldiers that will be based on the Baltic Sea island of Gotland.
WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate GOP leaders forged an agreement Wednesday on a sweeping overhaul of the nation's tax laws, paving the way for final votes next week to slash taxes for businesses, give many Americans modest cuts and deliver the first major legislative accomplishment to Pres…
WASHINGTON (AP) — Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, facing congressional questions about anti-Donald Trump text messages exchanged between two FBI officials assigned to the Russia probe, defended special counsel Robert Mueller on Wednesday and said he had seen no cause to fire him or r…
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Red Nose Day is returning to NBC in 2018.
Texas A&M-Commerce quarterback Luis Perez and Gannon running back Marc Jones highlight The Associated Press Division II All-America team.
NEW YORK (AP) — Target plans to boost its same-day delivery capability by paying $550 million for Shipt, its latest move to try to catch up with Amazon.
ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local):
LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France (AP) — A new African military force to counter growing extremism in the Sahel region should see victories "in the first half of 2018," France's president said Wednesday after hosting a summit to boost support for the five-nation effort.
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — All four members of a Polish death metal band have been released from jail as they await trial on charges of raping a Washington state woman.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Rep. Mo Brooks said Wednesday he has prostate cancer and will undergo surgery this week.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Anguished mothers with mentally ill children have sought out Liza Long for help ever since she wrote an essay, "I am Adam Lanza's Mother," comparing experiences with her son to the emotionally troubled 20-year-old who carried out the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.
BERLIN (AP) — A new study claims 44.7 million metric tons (49.3 million tons) of TV sets, refrigerators, cellphones and other electrical good were discarded last year, with only a fifth recycled to recover the valuable raw materials inside.
LA CELLE-SAINT-CLOUD, France (AP) — The Latest on a summit in France on a new African military force to counter jihadis in the Sahel (all times local):
WASHINGTON (AP) — Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama's Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly.
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A prosecutor urged U.N. judges Wednesday to overturn the acquittals of a prominent Serbian ultranationalist on atrocity charges, saying that a failure to do so would inflict lasting damage to the legacy of the groundbreaking war crimes tribunal.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue in the region despite the defeat of a disastrous siege by pr…
WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — A list of the nominees for the 24th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, announced Wednesday in West Hollywood, California:
BERLIN (AP) — A head-on collision Wednesday between a car and a truck in Switzerland's Gotthard Tunnel has left two people dead and forced the temporary closure of the tunnel, a key transit route through the Alps.
NEW YORK (AP) — Iconic singer Nina Simone and New Jersey rockers Bon Jovi lead the 2018 class of Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductees, which includes four first-time nominees.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Global warming's fingerprints were all over the record rainfall from Hurricane Harvey this year, confirming what scientists suspected, according to new research.
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Worker shortages in Maine have forced the state Department of Transportation to hire private contractors to plow roads.
NEW YORK (AP) — The top 10 songs of the year by Associated Press Music Editor Mesfin Fekadu.
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece's Supreme Court has ruled in favor of extraditing a Russian cybercrime suspect to the United States to stand trial for allegedly laundering billions of dollars using the virtual currency bitcoin.
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) — Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door.
LONDON (AP) — Global stock markets traded in narrow ranges Wednesday ahead of an expected interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Surging gasoline prices pulled U.S. consumer inflation up 0.4 percent in November.
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — The European Union has approved Poland's 9.4 billion euro ($11 billion) plan for developing renewable energy sources, the EU's executive body said Wednesday.
Power Five schools that handed out eight-figure contracts to football coaches this fall could face millions in new taxes on those coaches' salaries if the tax overhaul becomes law. Here's a look at how much the new coaches are making and the potential tax burden on the universities:
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations.
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Oklahoma City native Gayla Peevey has welcomed another hippopotamus to the city's zoo, more than 60 years after her song about wanting one for Christmas helped the facility purchase its first.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi King Salman delivered a speech on Wednesday outlining his government's priorities for the coming year, urging citizens to support economic reforms and the government's anti-corruption drive.
HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Comedian Artie Lange has been arrested for skipping a court appearance.
LONDON (AP) — Prince Harry's fiancee is set to join Britain's royal family for Christmas.
PARIS (AP) — Chris Froome failed a doping test during the Spanish Vuelta in September and is facing suspension from the sport ahead of his attempt to win a record-equaling fifth Tour de France title next year.
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa's biggest corruption case since the end of apartheid has entangled not only the president and ruling party but also some major international companies, including U.S. firm McKinsey and KPMG.
LONDON (AP) — Wages in Britain are beginning to creep up, official figures showed Wednesday, but are still lagging the rise in prices, meaning households continue to experience a real-terms pay cut as they prepare for Christmas.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has softened America's stance on possible talks with North Korea, calling it "unrealistic" to expect the nuclear-armed country to come to the table ready to give up a weapons of mass destruction program that it invested so much in developing…
MADRID (AP) — The owner of Zara fashion stores said Wednesday that net profit surged by 6 percent in the first nine months of its fiscal year as it continued its international expansion with both online and physical stores.