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Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Lam says Chinese military could step in if uprising gets bad

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam warned Tuesday that the Chinese military could step in if an uprising for democratic reforms that has rocked the city for months "becomes so bad" but said the government still hopes to resolve the crisis itself.
Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

Trump defends decision to abandon Kurdish allies in Syria

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump cast his decision to abandon Kurdish fighters in Syria as fulfilling a campaign promise to withdraw from "endless war" in the Middle East, even as Republican critics and others said he was sacrificing a U.S.
Torres leads Yankees to 5-1 win and sweep of Twins

Torres leads Yankees to 5-1 win and sweep of Twins

MINNEAPOLIS — The last time the New York Yankees won the World Series, a full decade ago, Gleyber Torres was not yet a teenager in Venezuela.
Mexico to pay homage to late crooner José José on Wednesday

Mexico to pay homage to late crooner José José on Wednesday

MEXICO CITY — The Mexican government says the late crooner José José will be feted at a homage at Mexico City*s Palace of Fine Arts on Wednesday.

2 ex-nursing home workers charged with bilking 98-year-old

SKOKIE, Ill. — Two former Chicago nursing home workers have been charged with bilking a 98-year-old woman with dementia out of more than $700,000.
3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

3 win Nobel Prize for showing how cells sense low oxygen

NEW YORK — Two Americans and a British scientist won a Nobel Prize on Monday for discovering details of how the body's cells sense and react to low oxygen levels, providing a foothold for developing new treatments for anemia, cancer and other disease
Authorities: 3 children, 2 adults found shot, dead in home

Authorities: 3 children, 2 adults found shot, dead in home

ABINGTON, Mass. — Two adults and three children were found dead with gunshot wounds in a Massachusetts home Monday, authorities said. The five family members were found in an Abington condominium complex at about 7:30 a.m.

Star Mexican crooner's cremation halted in Miami over fight

MIAMI — The posthumous homecoming ceremony for crooner José José in his native Mexico is caught up in a family conflict over the singer's remains that are still in Miami, where he lived for decades.
GE freezes pensions for 20K workers in bid to trim debt pile

GE freezes pensions for 20K workers in bid to trim debt pile

NEW YORK — General Electric is freezing the pension plans of about 20,000 of its workers and offering pension buyouts to 100,000 former employees as it attempts to reduce its mountain of debt.

Kroger, Walgreens to top selling e-cigarettes in US

NEW YORK — Two major retailers say they will no longer sell e-cigarettes in the U.S. amid mounting health questions surrounding vaping.
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