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‘No time to lose’ in global push against militants

France’s President Francois Hollande, left, talks with Iraqi counterpart Fouad Massoum ahead of a conference with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, French President Francois Hollande and diplomats from around the world, at the Elysee Palace, in Paris, Monday, Sept. 15,...
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Diplomatic push grows against Islamic State group

This undated family handout photo shows British man Alan Henning, currently held hostage by Islamic State (IS) and whose life was threatened in the IS video in which they beheaded David Haines. British officials have dropped efforts to prevent the naming of hostage Alan Henning....
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Sweden’s vote leaders seek to form government

Opposition leader Stefan Lofven speaks at the election night party of the Social Democrats, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden’s Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc that defeated the center-right...
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A Scottish ‘Yes’ also means exit from EU, NATO

Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond, center, leaves a hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, Sunday Sept. 14, 2014 after his appearance on a BBC current affairs program ahead of the Scottish Referendum vote on Thursday Sept. 18. (AP Photo/PA, Andrew Milligan) UNITED KINGDOM OUT...
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Mideast complexities confound US coalition effort

FILE – In this file photo taken Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry waits for the start of a meeting of the Gulf Arab region at King Abdulaziz International Airport in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool, File) FILE – In...
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Locals, tourists ride out Hurricane Odile in Baja

Winds blow palm trees on the beach in Los Cabos, Mexico, Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Hurricane Odile turned into a Category 4 hurricane and it’s expected to make a close brush with the southern portion of Mexico’s Baja California peninsula Sunday evening. (AP Photo/Victor...
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Sweden’s vote leaders seek to form government

Opposition leader Stefan Lofven speaks at the election night party of the Social Democrats, in Stockholm, Sweden, on Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014. Sweden’s Social Democrats were poised to return to power as the leaders of a left-leaning bloc that defeated the center-right...
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Japan: More and more, a land of centenarians

AAA Sep. 15, 2014 12:17 AM ETJapan: More and more, a land of centenariansAP In this photo taken Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014, elderly people rest under the shade of a tree in Tokyo. Reaching the century mark remains a relative rarity for humans, but it is increasingly less so, and...
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AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

In this photo taken on Aug. 23, 2014, Washington-based Associated Press staff photographer Charles Dharapak poses for a portrait in Washington. Dharapak has been appointed the AP’s regional photo editor for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Bangkok. His appointment was...
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AP appoints Dharapak as Asia-Pacific photo editor

In this photo taken on Aug. 23, 2014, Washington-based Associated Press staff photographer Charles Dharapak poses for a portrait in Washington. Dharapak has been appointed the AP’s regional photo editor for the Asia-Pacific region, based in Bangkok. His appointment was...
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