MANILA, Philippines | China’s Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally

MANILA, Philippines— Chinese President Xi Jinping received a red-carpet welcome in the Philippines on Tuesday, as he paid his first visit to the U.S. treaty ally with offers of infrastructure loans and new accords to prevent clashes and possibly explore for oil and gas in the disputed South China Sea. Xi was met by top … Continue reading MANILA, Philippines | China’s Xi visits Philippines to deepen ties with US ally

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea— A lawmaker says disgruntled police and prison guards have stormed Papua New Guinea’s Parliament in a pay dispute that stemmed from an international summit hosted by the South Pacific island nation last weekend. Images posted by opposition lawmaker Bryan Kramer on social media on Tuesday showed broken windows, smashed furniture, … Continue reading PORT MORESBY, Papua New Guinea | Police storm Papua New Guinea Parliament for APEC summit pay

CHICAGO | Argument at Chicago hospital erupts into deadly shooting

CHICAGO — An argument outside a Chicago hospital turned deadly when a man pulled out a gun and killed an emergency room doctor with whom he was having a domestic relationship, then ran into the hospital and fatally shot a pharmacy resident and a police officer. Police say the attacker also died Monday but it … Continue reading CHICAGO | Argument at Chicago hospital erupts into deadly shooting

DES MOINES, Iowa | 2020 Democratic contenders already eyeing top staff in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa — Andrew Turner was driving Iowa’s Democratic candidate for state auditor back to Des Moines last month when a potential presidential contender called to make an introduction. It was one of many such overtures the 23-year-old has fielded. “I’m hearing from them,” said Turner, who managed Rob Sand’s winning campaign for auditor. … Continue reading DES MOINES, Iowa | 2020 Democratic contenders already eyeing top staff in Iowa

WASHINGTON | Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump faces increasing pressure to take tougher measures against Saudi Arabia over the killing of writer Jamal Khashoggi. Trump says that Saudi Arabia is a “spectacular ally” and that he’s not convinced that Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the kingdom’s de facto leader, was directly responsible for the Oct. 2 slaying of … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump pressed to levy harsh US response to Khashoggi killing

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico | Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico— Biologists are trying to save the last of the endangered Puerto Rican parrots after more than half the population of the bright green birds with turquoise-tipped wings disappeared when Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and destroyed their habitat and food sources. In the tropical forest of El Yunque, only two of … Continue reading EL YUNQUE, Puerto Rico | Scientists work to save wild Puerto Rican parrot after Maria

DETROIT | Ghosn’s arrest casts doubt on Renault-Nissan alliance future

DETROIT — For years, France’s Renault and Japan’s Nissan struggled to make money in the global auto business. Then came Carlos Ghosn, a Renault executive who helped to orchestrate an unprecedented transcontinental alliance, combining parts of both companies to share engineering and technology costs. Now Ghosn’s arrest in Japan for alleged financial improprieties at Nissan … Continue reading DETROIT | Ghosn’s arrest casts doubt on Renault-Nissan alliance future

LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: Maui honors former AP writer O’Connell

LAHAINA, Hawaii — The Latest on the Maui Invitational college basketball tournament (all times local): 7:04 p.m. The Maui Invitational is honoring former Associated Press college basketball writer Jim O’Connell at this year’s tournament. The tournament included a full-page tribute to the late O’Connell in its program and reserved a seat for him in the … Continue reading LAHAINA, Hawaii | The Latest: Maui honors former AP writer O’Connell