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Russia says US is increasing nukes in military planning

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 7:24pm

Russia says the United States is increasing the role of nuclear weapons in its military planning as part of a stepped-up campaign by the Trump administration to ensure "U.S. military superiority over the rest of the world."

AP FACT CHECK: Trump implies terrorists mixed with migrants

Christopher Sherman, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:25pm

President Donald Trump is offering no evidence to support his assertion that "unknown Middle Easterners are mixed in" with Central American migrants moving toward the U.S. southern border. Associated Press journalists who have traveled with the migrant caravan for more than a week have seen nothing that verifies his claim.

Hurricane Willa weakens slightly, now Category 4 storm but still 'extremely dangerous' as it heads toward Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 3:10pm

Hurricane Willa weakens slightly, now Category 4 storm but still 'extremely dangerous' as it heads toward Mexico.

Health workers in Congo's Ebola outbreak attacked weekly

Cara Anna, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 2:34pm

Health teams responding to Congo's latest Ebola outbreak are attacked three or four times a week on average, a level of violence unseen in the country's nine previous outbreaks of the deadly virus, the health ministry said Monday.

US general visits troops fighting Islamic State in Syria

Lolita C. Baldor, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 1:26pm

The top U.S. commander for the Middle East made an unannounced visit Monday to a key military outpost in southern Syria, pressing the need for a continued U.S. presence there to root out remaining Islamic State fighters and serve as leverage against growing Iranian activity in the region.

Gazans scale back protest along Israeli frontier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:43pm

Hamas appears to be scaling back mass protests along the Gaza-Israel frontier as Egypt renews its efforts to broker a cease-fire.

Russian woman mocks US charges of meddling in 2018 election

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 12:23pm

A Russian woman accused by the U.S. of helping oversee a social media effort to influence the 2018 U.S. midterm elections mocked the accusations Monday, saying that they made her feel proud.

Furor over comments about shutting supreme court in Brazil

Mauricio Savarese, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:59am

Three supreme court justices on Monday criticized the son of presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro for saying that Brazil's top court could be closed if it tried to remove his father from the presidency.

UN-AU envoy urges UN to consider action against Sudan rebel

Edith M. Lederer, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:53am

The joint U.N.-African Union envoy for Darfur urged the Security Council on Monday to consider "stern measures" — likely sanctions — against Sudan Liberation Army founder Abdul Wahid Elnur, who has refused to join the peace process.

Chinese VP kicks off visit to Israel

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:46am

China's vice president on Monday kicked off a trip to Israel that illustrated the warming ties between the two countries.

The Latest: 1st migrants arrive in Huixtla after 8-hour walk

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 11:04am

The latest on the caravan of Central Americans trying to reach the United States (all times local):

Turkey, where Saudi writer died, has culture of surveillance

Christopher Torchia, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:59am

One mystery surrounding the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul is the existence of purported audio recordings of his death. The recordings, reported to include voices of Saudi officials who were present as well as confirmation of a grisly scheme to dispose of the dismembered body, were reported in pro-government newspapers in Turkey but have not been officially confirmed.

Canadian man accused of killing 4 says he's innocent

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:52am

A Canadian man charged with killing two police officers and two civilians is telling judges he should be "exonerated" because of temporary insanity.

Afghan soldier fires on NATO troops, killing Czech soldier

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:42am

An Afghan soldier opened fire on coalition forces on Monday, killing a Czech soldier and wounding two others.

Macedonia: Lawmakers who backed new name get more security

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:17am

Macedonia's interior minister said Monday that additional police protection is being provided to lawmakers who voted to support a deal that would change the country's name.

US envoy to Syria visits northern town of Manbij

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:15am

The U.S. envoy for Syria visited the northern town of Manbij on Monday, where U.S. and Turkish troops could begin conducting joint patrols in the coming days, a Kurdish official said.

Category 5 Hurricane Willa threatens Mexico’s Pacific coast

Maria Verza, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:02am

Hurricane Willa grew into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 storm and swept toward Mexico’s Pacific coast with winds of 160 mph (260 kph) Monday, threatening a stretch of high-rise resort hotels, surfing beaches and fishing villages.

The Latest: Hurricane Willa now Category 4, still dangerous

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 9:00am

The latest on Hurricane Willa and other storms (all times local):

Israel says it finds Hezbollah outpost on Lebanon border

Isabel Debre, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 22nd - 8:58am

The Israeli military on Monday said it uncovered a militant outpost on the Lebanese border that Hezbollah guerrillas have set up under the guise of an environmental advocacy group.