U.N. says global economy growing at 3 percent, best since 2011

By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The global economy is growing by about 3 percent — its highest rate since 2011 and a significant acceleration from last year, the United Nations said Monday. In its annual economic report and forecast, the U.N. said the...

Israel intercepts Gaza rocket, retaliates with tank fire

By ILAN BEN ZION Associated Press JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military said it intercepted a rocket launched at Israel from the Gaza Strip late Monday, a few hours after Israel bombed Hamas military positions in retaliation for rocket fire earlier in the evening. The military...

France names winners of anti-Trump climate change grants

By SYLVIE CORBET Associated Press PARIS — Eighteen climate scientists from the U.S. and elsewhere hit the jackpot Monday as French President Emmanuel Macron awarded them millions of euros in grants to relocate to France for the rest of Donald Trump’s presidential term. The “Make...

Pipe bomb attack hits in NYC subway

By COLLEEN LONG Associated Press NEW YORK — A would-be suicide bomber inspired by Islamic State extremists strapped on a crude pipe bomb, slipped unnoticed into the nation’s busiest subway system and set the device off at rush hour Monday in a scenario that New York has dreaded...

Celebrities flee California fires

By CHRISTOPHER WEBER Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Ash fell like snow and heavy smoke had residents gasping for air Monday as a huge Southern California wildfire exploded in size, becoming the fifth largest in state history and driving celebrities from a wealthy hillside...

Pentagon: Transgender people may enlist in January

By LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press WASHINGTON — Transgender recruits will be allowed to enlist in the military beginning Jan. 1, the Pentagon said Monday, as President Donald Trump’s ordered ban suffered more legal setbacks. The new policy reflects the difficult hurdles the...

Accusations of misconduct aimed at Trump reemphasized

By JONATHAN LEMIRE Associated Press NEW YORK — Donald Trump sailed past a raft of allegations of sexual misconduct in last year’s presidential election. Now the national #MeToo spotlight is turning back to Trump and his past conduct. Several of his accusers are urging Congress to...

NFL: Brady intercepted twice, Dolphins beat Patriots

By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Tom Brady was intercepted twice by Xavien Howard and held without a third-down conversion Monday night, and the Miami Dolphins snapped the New England Patriots’ eight-game winning streak with a surprising 27-20 victory. The...

NFL: Browns’ Jackson thinks job not in jeopardy — for now

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND — Once Hue Jackson stopped laughing, he got serious. A day after dropping to 0-13 for the second straight season and 1-28 in his two years coaching the Browns, Jackson said he doesn’t believe a report that new Cleveland general manager...

Baseball: Marlins send Stanton to Yankees

By RONALD BLUM AP Baseball Writer LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. — Giancarlo Stanton eased his 6-foot-6 frame into a pinstriped No. 27 jersey, ready to join 6-foot-7 Aaron Judge as the Towers of Power on the resurgent New York Yankees. “They’re winners,” Stanton said after his trade from...