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Updated at 8:09 AM

PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) " Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said. Ng Eng Hen told reporters Friday on the sidelines of a meeting in Hawaii that incidents may not necessarily involve military ships. He noted navies have established protocols for when they encounter each other at sea. Instead, confrontations may...

Updated at 7:31 AM

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) " Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox...

Updated at 7:31 AM

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) " After watching their athletes pile up medals in Brazil, leaders of the U.S. Olympic team came home and produced results that could resonate every bit as loudly. Among the U.S. Olympic Committee's achievements...

Updated at 7:22 AM

On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it's been the site of many memorable...

Updated at 6:01 AM

California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals. It's not going to happen immediately " automakers and tech companies are still...

Updated at 5:45 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently from...

Updated at 5:42 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " The family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police is like thousands who have transformed the suburban San Diego city of El Cajon: Refugees from a strife-torn country. The family of 38-year-old Alfred Olango...

Updated at 5:37 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man. One is surveillance video from a...

Updated at 5:34 AM

EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) " Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family. The event comes a...

Updated at 5:19 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Donald Trump's five-day feud with a former beauty queen is only the latest example of his insistence on airing and re-airing his grievances no matter the political cost. The Republican nominee's brash, confrontational style...

Updated at 5:15 AM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) " Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a "sex tape" featuring the former beauty queen with whom he's feuding. Hillary Clinton's campaign is suggesting that a better rental is the adult film in which Trump...

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