• Cyprus United Nations Migrants

    Updated: 22 min ago

    An Orthodox Christians Georgia man lights the candle in front of the icon of Virgin Mary and Jesus in the Apostle Marcos Christian Orthodox church in Arhaggelos area at divided capital of Nicosia, Cyprus, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015.

  • Snyder supports switching Flint water system back to Detroit

    Updated: 23 min ago

    FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder on Thursday called for Flint to switch back to Detroit's water system to address a public health emergency and grapple with broader concerns about the effects of the aging pipes distributing the city's water supply. Flint stopped using water from the Detroit system last year as a cost-cutting measure, opting instead for a supply direct from the Flint River. But since the swap, residents have complained of the water's funky smell, taste and appearance, as well as adverse health reactions, and doctors discovered that the corrosive river water was drawing lead from aging pipes in some homes.

  • Ex-narcotics detectives charged in scheme to steal drug cash

    Updated: 24 min ago

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Three former narcotics detectives in the Cleveland suburbs face federal corruption charges in what authorities say was a scheme to steal thousands of dollars from suspected drug dealers. The FBI says 42-year-old Torris Moore was arrested Thursday. Thirty-three-year-old Antonio Malone and 38-year-old Eric Jones have been charged by information and will be summoned to appear in court. A charge by information typically indicates a defendant is cooperating. All three have resigned from the East Cleveland Police Department in the last year. Charging documents say the three detectives falsified reports, conducted illegal searches and committed other crimes to steal cash from suspected drug dealers.

  • In Oregon visit, Obama will find grief but also resentment

    Updated: 25 min ago

    ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) — When President Barack Obama arrives Friday in Roseburg, Oregon, he will find a timber town still in mourning over the shooting that killed eight community college students and a teacher. But he will also find another deeply held emotion — seething anger over his calls for new gun restrictions. Only a week after the attack, many people in this region known as Oregon's Bible Belt are quick to reaffirm their opposition to stricter gun laws. At least one parent of a shooting survivor says his family will not meet with the president. And gun-rights supporters plan to protest during Obama's visit. Michelle Finn is helping to organize the protests. She says Obama is "not wanted here" and that th

  • APTOPIX Peru World Bank

    Updated: 25 min ago

    World Bank President Jim Yong Kim greets reporters before the start of an interview in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The world's finance ministers and central bankers are in Lima for the joint annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF that run through Sunday.

  • VW executive: Any fix for car owners could take year or more

    Updated: 25 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Volkswagen's top U.S. executive apologized Thursday as the emissions-rigging scandal engulfing the world's largest automaker deepened and members of Congress said the company had violated the public's trust. "On behalf of our company, my colleagues in Germany and me personally, I would like to offer a sincere apology for Volkswagen's use of a software program that served to defeat the regular emissions testing regime," Volkswagen of America CEO Michael Horn told a House subcommittee. Calling his company's admission "deeply troubling," Horn said, "We have broken the trust of our customers, dealerships, and employees, as well as the public and regulators.

  • Woman pleads guilty to killing stranger in supermarket

    Updated: 26 min ago

    ALFRED, Maine (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing a stranger in a Maine supermarket after allegedly planning for a month to attack people at random pleaded guilty to murder Thursday over the objections of her lawyer. Police charged Connor MacCalister with killing 59-year-old Wendy Boudreau at a Shaw's in Saco in August. MacCalister, 31, was born Tanisha Hopkins and previously identified herself as a transgender man but asked to be referred to as a woman in court. She entered the guilty plea in York County Superior Court over her attorney's advice that she plead not guilty and use an insanity defense. MacCalister told police she had gone to the store to kill "several random people," according to an affidavit.

  • Fan: Super Bowl ticket process violates consumer law

    Updated: 26 min ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A New Jersey man asked a federal appeals court Thursday to revive his consumer protection lawsuit that aims to flag the NFL over the number of tickets sold to the public for the Super Bowl last year. A lawyer for Josh Finkelman, of New Brunswick, said the league releases only about 900 tickets for the public lottery, less than 1 percent of the total. The remaining tickets go to the individual teams, corporate partners, media outlets and others. Finkelman complained that fans like him were left to pay $2,000 or more per ticket on the secondary market. His lawyer, Bruce Nagel, argued Thursday that New Jersey law requires anyone selling tickets to an event to release 95 percent of them to the public.

  • Bleisure: Pros and cons of bringing spouses on business trip

    Updated: 26 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Bringing your significant other on a business trip might sound like a no-brainer. The hotel room and rental car are already paid for. Your loved one can be a companion when you have downtime, as well as a trusted sounding board for ideas in between meetings. But there are potential pitfalls. If you're working long hours, is your partner OK with dining and sightseeing alone? If it's appropriate to bring a date to business dinners and cocktail parties, is your significant other comfortable socializing with your colleagues? Here are some tips on the pros and cons of bringing spouses or partners on a business trip. ___ COMMUNICATION AND BOUNDARIES Make sure the person tagging along knows what t

  • BC-HI--Hawaii News Coverage Advisory, HI

    Updated: 26 min ago

    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Hawaii. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the Honolulu bureau at 808-536-5510 or aphonolulu@ap.org. Correspondent Caleb Jones can be reached at 808-536-5510 or cjones@ap.org. A reminder this information is not for publication or broadcast, and these coverage plans are subject to change. Expected stories may not develop, or late-breaking and more newsworthy events may take precedence. Advisories and digests will keep you up to date. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. Hawaii at 8:30 a.m.

  • Dolphins fire defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle

    Updated: 26 min ago

    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) — Miami Dolphins defensive coordinator Kevin Coyle has been fired by new interim coach Dan Campbell. The move came after the Dolphins fired head coach Joe Philbin on Monday and promoted tight ends coach Campbell. Coyle was widely criticized for the decline of the defense since he joined the Dolphins in 2012. They gave up 317 points that season, followed by 335 and 373, and after four games they're on pace to allow 404 this season. Miami (1-3) ranks last in the NFL in rushing defense at 160.5 yards per game, and last with one sack despite the offseason addition of $114 million tackle Ndamukong Suh. During his introductory news conference, Campbell said the defense needed to become more aggressive

  • Rome mayor resigns over new expense scandal

    Updated: 26 min ago

    ROME (AP) — Rome Mayor Ignazio Marino resigned Thursday following a scandal over his expense accounts that became the final straw in a months-long campaign by opponents inside and out of his Democratic Party to force him from office. Marino said in a letter addressed to Romans that his resignation was not an admission of guilt and he cited Italian law that says he could rescind it within 20 days. He insisted he was being made a scapegoat for having rooted out corruption and mafia infiltration in city hall from previous administrations, and vowed to expose the truth. Rome prosecutors this week opened an investigation into Marino's use of his city hall credit card after questions arose about whether he expensed family d

  • BC-WI--Wisconsin News Digest 1:30 pm, WI

    Updated: 27 min ago

    Here's a look at how AP's general news coverage is shaping up in Wisconsin. Questions about coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to (800) 552-7250 or (612) 332-2727. News editor Doug Glass can be reached at those numbers or dglass@ap.org. Steve Karnowski is on the desk. For access to AP Exchange and other technical issues, contact AP Customer Support at apcustomersupport@ap.org or 877-836-9477. Some TV and radio stations will receive shorter APNewsNow versions of the stories below, along with all updates. TOP STORY: SHAKESPEARE HELPING VETERANS MILWAUKEE — William Shakespeare's words from more than 400 years ago are proving to be healing for modern-day veterans.

  • VW may compensate owners of diesel cars for loss of value

    Updated: 29 min ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Volkswagen could compensate owners of diesel-powered cars that emit high levels of pollutants, possibly by paying them for the lost value of their vehicles, the company's top U.S. executive said Thursday. Speaking to lawmakers investigating the emissions cheating, U.S. CEO Michael Horn also said fixing most of the 500,000 affected cars in the U.S. could take one to two years, possibly more. The fix, he said, would not hurt fuel mileage, but it could hinder the cars' performance, knocking one or two miles-per-hour off the top speed. "There might be a slight impact on performance," Horn said to a subcommittee of the House Energy and Commerce Committee. Under questioning from Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.

  • Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF

    Updated: 29 min ago

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was at work spreading Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships. But as policy makers from around the world began arriving Thursday in Peru's capital, the ideological battles of the past appear to be fading. In the five decades since their last annual meeting in the region, in Rio de Janeiro in 1967, the IMF and World Bank have loosened up on policy prescriptions that forced austerity on much of the hemisphere.

  • Blue sky and red ice at Pluto, NASA spacecraft discovers

    Updated: 30 min ago

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The sky over Pluto may not be sunny but it's undoubtedly blue. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft discovered Pluto's blue sky during the historic flyby of the icy dwarf planet in July. The images of Pluto's atmospheric haze were beamed down last week and released by NASA on Thursday. The particles in the atmospheric haze are actually red and gray, according to scientists. But the way the particles scatter blue light is what has everyone excited about the dwarf planet orbiting on the far fringes of our solar system, a twilight zone known more formally as the Kuiper Belt. "Who would have expected a blue sky in the Kuiper Belt? It's gorgeous," Alan Stern, the principal scientist for New Horizons,

  • Ex-Chicago Public Schools leader charged with corruption

    Updated: 30 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — The former CEO of Chicago Public Schools was indicted on corruption charges Thursday in an alleged bribery and kickback scheme to steer $20 million worth of no-bid contracts to education companies. Barbara Byrd-Bennett was indicted about four months after she resigned amid the investigation into the contract was between the district and SUPES Academy, a training academy where she once worked as a consultant. She was appointed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel to lead the nation' third-largest school district in 2012. Byrd-Bennett, 66, of Solon, Ohio, is charged with 15 counts of mail fraud and five counts of wire fraud in the indictment. If convicted, she could face a maximum 20-year prison sentence on each count.

  • US stocks are little changed after Fed minutes are released

    Updated: 31 min ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks continued to waver between gains and losses Thursday, after minutes from the Federal Reserve's latest meeting seemed to show that the vote to raise interest rates was not as close as some people had thought. The market is coming off a weeklong advance. KEEPING SCORE: The Dow Jones industrial average was up 52 points, or 0.3 percent, to 16,962 as of 2:15 p.m. Eastern. The Standard & Poor's 500 index rose five points, or 0.3 percent, to 2,001 and the Nasdaq composite fell 13 points, or 0.3 percent, to 4,777. FED WATCH: In the minutes from their September meeting, Fed officials expressed worries about an economic slowdown in China and its potential to decelerate U.S. growth and keep inflation persistentl

  • Numbers show Joey Bosa helping Ohio State defense

    Updated: 31 min ago

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Less from Joey Bosa means more for the rest of the Ohio State defense. The All-American end is only tied for eighth in sacks for the top-ranked Buckeyes, in part because he was suspended by the school for the opener at Virginia Tech. But the strategy to stop him benefits teammates such as defensive end Tyquan Lewis. Lewis leads Ohio State with 3 1-2 sacks through five games after recording half a sack in limited playing time last season as a freshman. "Some teams scheme (Bosa) a lot," Lewis said. "When the play comes your way, you have to make it. It definitely puts you in a better situation because you've got a one-on-one and you want to win it every time.

  • UEFA says Michel Platini will no longer perform his official duties; no replacement announced

    Updated: 32 min ago

    NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA says Michel Platini will no longer perform his official duties; no replacement announced.