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Trump stand-ins struggle to speak for and defend nominee

Laurie Kellman, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:40pm

Donald Trump isn't making it easy for top supporters and advisers, from his running mate on down, to defend him or explain some campaign positions.

CBS' Charles Osgood to end 22 years as 'Sunday Morning' host

Frazier Moore, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 12:00pm

Consider this a tribute to a weekend TV institution:

'Don't Breathe' scores, ousts 'Suicide Squad' at box office

Lindsey Bahr, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:31am

The horror movie "Don't Breathe" has reason to let out a big sigh of relief. Audiences turned out in droves for the late summer thriller, which brought in $26.1 million, according to studio estimates released Sunday.

In varied ways, costs of New Jersey bridge scandal add up

David Porter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

With soaring approval ratings and prospects of a landslide re-election in the fall of 2013, it appeared little could slow New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's political ascension.

Panera CEO on self-respect, and why he often avoids gluten

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:10am

Panera founder and CEO Ron Shaich considers himself the "discoverer-in-chief," meaning he's in charge of ensuring the bakery chain's image doesn't grow stale.

German economy minister says EU-US trade talks have failed

Frank Jordans, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 11:02am

Free trade talks between the European Union and the United States have failed, Germany's economy minister said Sunday, citing a lack of progress on any of the major sections of the long-running negotiations.

New passenger fee added at Qatar's international airport

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 10:50am

Qatar's main Hamad International Airport is adding a $10 fee for all passengers departing from the airport, including on connection flights.

Russia to resume charter flights for tourists to Turkey

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:50am

Russia has lifted its ban on charter flights to Turkey, opening the way to a resumption of the package tours that were a major source of revenue for Turkey.

Gender inequality costs sub-Saharan Africa $95 billion: UN

Tom Odula, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:20am

Sub-Saharan Africa loses around $95 billion a year due to gender inequality, jeopardizing the continent's efforts for economic growth, according to a U.N. report launched Sunday.

A guide to Florida's primary election

Brendan Farrington, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:20am

Florida voters will go to the polls Tuesday and select the nominees for U.S. Senate, decide whether to amend the state constitution to give a property tax break to promote solar energy and have a say in who should represent them in the U.S. House. Here's a look at the races and issues facing Florida on Election Day.

The Latest: 6 bodies found in past 2 days in quake-hit town

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:10am

The Latest on Italy's devastating Aug 24 earthquake (all times local):

Uber, rival Careem suspend services in UAE capital Abu Dhabi

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 9:03am

Ride-hailing service Uber said Sunday that it and competitor Careem have abruptly suspended services in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi due to "unforeseen circumstances," suggesting potential difficulties with local regulators.

Budget maneuvers are basis of trial of Brazil's president

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:41am

Suspended Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is scheduled to face her accusers in the Senate on Monday during an impeachment trial that could remove her permanently from office.

MTV VMAs to feature Kanye West, Rihanna, Britney Spears

Mesfin Fekadu, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:33am

What will be the spectacle at the MTV Video Music Awards this year? A long rant from Kanye West? A surprise appearance from Beyoncé? It's all possible, and likely.

Can Clinton save health overhaul from its mounting problems?

Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:33am

With the hourglass running out for his administration, President Barack Obama's health care law is struggling in many parts of the country. Double-digit premium increases and exits by big-name insurers have caused some to wonder whether "Obamacare" will go down as a failed experiment.

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic plan

Dave Kolpack, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:22am

America's space agency is entering the second phase of a four-step plan to draw up rules of the road for small drones that fly under 500 feet.

Studies: Illinois' fixed-tuition law drives up others' costs

David Mercer, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 8:22am

Researchers say an Illinois law that locks in tuition rates for in-state students appears to have the unintended effect of driving up tuition for out-of-state students and fees for all.

Clinton invokes father's memory to hit Trump on business

Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:50am

Hillary Clinton has landed on a very personal counterpunch to what she says is Donald Trump's checkered business past: her dad.

UK leader May, Cabinet to chart EU exit at Chequers retreat

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 6:10am

British Prime Minister Theresa May is bringing her Cabinet together at her rural retreat to plot Britain's first steps on leaving the European Union.

States review clean energy projects for New England region

Susan Haigh, Associated Press  |  Posted  Aug 28th - 5:50am

Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts officials are joining with electric utilities to evaluate more than 50 solicitations from companies to build plants that would generate clean energy for all three states.