In battle for Iraq's Mosul, many forces with many motives

AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo BAGHDAD (AP) — An unlikely array of forces is converging on the city of Mosul, lining up for a battle on the historic plains of northern Iraq that is likely to be decisive in the war against the Islamic State group. The tacit alliance – Iraqi...

Jordanian writer gunned down outside courthouse

AMMAN, Jordan (AP) — A prominent Jordanian writer on Sunday was shot dead in front of the courthouse where he had been on trial for sharing a cartoon deemed offensive to Islam. There were no immediate details on the identity or motive of the gunman. But a witness described...
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Swooping, gliding over the Alps at free-flight festival

Paraglider Gabriele D’arrigo performs a flight with a Dragon during the 43st Icare Cup paragliding festival in Saint Hilaire du Touvet, French Alps, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2016. The “Coupe Icare” dedicated to free flight, orchestrates all the various types of...

Arruabarrena beats Niculescu in 3 sets to win Korea Open

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lara Arruabarrena of Spain beat Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 2-6, 6-0 on Sunday to win the Korea Open and claim her second WTA singles title. After racing through the opening set, Arruabarrena double faulted twice to surrender her serve in the...

Bosnian Serbs vote in referendum banned by top court

BANJA LUKA, Bosnia-Herzegovina (AP) — Bosnian Serbs are voting in a referendum banned by the country’s constitutional court, risking Western sanctions against their autonomous region and criminal charges against their leaders. Sunday’s vote is whether to keep...

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige....

Ferguson’s 7 TDs Lead Memphis To 77-3 Rout Of Bowling Green

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Riley Ferguson threw six touchdown passes to six different receivers and ran for a seventh — all in the first half — tying a school record for most touchdowns responsible for and Memphis drubbed Bowling Green, 77-3 in a non-conference game Saturday night....

NBA's king of fashion Westbrook talks style

AP Photo/Zacharie Scheurer HOUSTON (AP) — When you’re Russell Westbrook, the undisputed king of NBA fashion, you don’t spend the offseason like typical players do. The five-time All-Star passes his time designing clothes, perched on the front row for shows...

Swiss vote on new law to beef up intelligence services

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss voters were deciding Sunday whether to back a new law aimed at strengthening the ability of intelligence services to counter rapidly-evolving threats posed by spies, criminal hackers and violent extremists. Proponents of a new intelligence law, passed by...

China begins operating world's largest radio telescope

BEIJING (AP) — The world’s largest radio telescope began searching for signals from stars and galaxies and, perhaps, extraterrestrial life Sunday in a project demonstrating China’s rising ambitions in space and its pursuit of international scientific prestige....