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Saudis Threaten to Fight Back if Punished for Reporter's Suspected Murder

Saudi Arabia warned on Sunday that it will respond to threats and political pressure with tough measures of its own after President Donald Trump said the oil-rich kingdom deserves "severe punishment" if responsible for the disappearance and suspected murder of Washington Post contributor Jamal Khashoggi. The apparent threat of economic retaliation from the world's top…

Hurricane Michael Death Toll Continues to Rise

Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 14, including the victim found in the rubble of Mexico Beach. Miami Fire…

Border Wall Could be Big Post Election Issue

Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a centerpiece of his 2016 campaign and a top White House…

Facebook Hacked...Again

Facebook says hackers accessed data from 29 million accounts as part of the security breach disclosed two weeks ago. The exact number hadn't been known before. Originally Facebook said 50 million accounts could have been affected, but Facebook didn't know if they had been misused. The hackers accessed name, email addresses or phone numbers from those 29 million accounts.…

Hurricane Michael Leaves at Least 11 Dead

Linda Marquardt rode out Hurricane Michael with her husband at their home in Mexico Beach. When their house filled with surging ocean water, they fled upstairs. Now their home is full of mud and everywhere they look there's utter devastation in their Florida Panhandle community: fishing boats tossed like toys, roofs lifted off of buildings…

Stocks Open Sharply Higher, Friday

Stocks are opening sharply higher on Wall Street following a two-day rout that shattered a long period of calm on the market. Big technology and consumer-focused companies, which took some of the worst losses earlier this week, were solidly higher in early trading Friday. Amazon jumped 3.8 percent and Apple clawed back 2.9 percent. Citigroup…

Dina Powell Doesn't Want U.N. Post

Former deputy national security adviser Dina Powell told the White House on Thursday that she's not interested in serving as the next U.N. ambassador, a person familiar with the conversation told The Associated Press. President Donald Trump had said the Goldman Sachs executive was on his shortlist of five people to replace outgoing ambassador Nikki…

Fox News to Cut Back on Trump Rally Coverage

Fox News Channel has recently pulled back from airing President Donald Trump's campaign-style rallies during prime time, a move that could put a crimp in Republican efforts to reach voters in the weeks before midterm elections. During much of the late summer, Fox would pre-empt its lucrative nightly lineup of Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and…

Crash Landing for Russian Rocket Carrying U.S. and Russian Astronauts

NASA says two astronauts from the U.S. and Russia have been flown to the city of Dzhezkazgan in Kazakhstan en route to Moscow after an emergency landing following the failure of a booster rocket carrying them to the International Space Station. NASA posted pictures of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Roscosmos' Alexei Ovchinin undergoing a…

Michael Leaves Path of Destruction, Heads Northeast

The third-most powerful hurricane to hit the U.S. mainland in recorded history left a wide path of destruction across Florida and Georgia, destroying homes and shopping centers and felling trees that killed at least two people. And it's not done yet. Hurricane Michael finally weakened to a tropical storm on Thursday, no longer a Category…