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Battle against Islamic State creates new alliances

In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014 photo, radical al-Qaida-linked preacher Abu Qatada, first left, receives a friend, on the day he was released from Jordanian prison after an acquittal on security charges, in Amman, Jordan. Abu Qatada and Abu Mohammed al-Maqdisi, two of...
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Police defend handling of protests in Hong Kong

Pro-democracy protesters flood the Central financial district in Hong Kong Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters expanded their rallies throughout Hong Kong on Monday, defying calls to disperse in a major pushback against Beijing’s decision to limit democratic...

Gone, Baby, Gone?

Hit the road Jack and don’t you come back no more – Ray Charles A police car in my neighborhood caught my attention. This drama deepened when a city policeman knocked on an apartment door in my neighborhood. The officer was at the door of a neighbor – and this...
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AP source: Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, greets shortstop Danny Santana (39) and first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after their 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Minnesota Twins manager Ron...
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Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2012, file hoto, Charlotte Bobcats Jeffery Taylor listens to his coach during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Charlotte, N.C. General manager Rich Cho said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, that the Hornets are awaiting...
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Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, greets shortstop Danny Santana (39) and first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after their 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Minnesota Twins manager Ron...
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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Frances Gurley shops at the Family Dollar on Market St. store in Wilmington Thursday, September 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Matt Born) Frances Gurley shops at the Family Dollar on Market St. store in Wilmington Thursday, September 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Matt...

FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator...