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Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

1 hour 11 min ago
The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

1 hour 11 min ago
Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'

1 hour 11 min ago
Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says.

Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

1 hour 11 min ago
Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

1 hour 11 min ago
The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week -- months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later.

Judicial candidate Sarah Hayne's ‘misleading’ campaign statements no surprise

1 hour 12 min ago
The King County Bar Association took the rare step of admonishing a district court judicial candidate Thursday.

Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

1 hour 12 min ago
Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick.

Ferries: Stop hogging our power outlets

1 hour 12 min ago
Washington State Ferries has installed plates and padlocks over nine electrical outlets in the passenger level of Colman Dock, to keep people from hanging out for hours to charge their phones.

Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

1 hour 12 min ago
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

1 hour 12 min ago
A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

1 hour 12 min ago
For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

Witness: Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

1 hour 12 min ago
A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight in Southern California's Mojave Desert, a witness said Friday.

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

1 hour 13 min ago
A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

1 hour 13 min ago
Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.

Rebuilt Hawaii town offers look at life after lava

1 hour 13 min ago
Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

1 hour 13 min ago
Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Boy pleads not guilty to charges of bringing Molotov cocktail to school

1 hour 18 min ago
A 15-year-old student at Seattle's Center School entered a not guilty plea Friday morning to possession of an incendiary device after allegedly bringing a Molotov cocktail and a butane lighter to school on Monday, according to King County prosecutors. He also pleaded not guilty to felony harassment,

US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high

1 hour 19 min ago
U.S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.

US consumer spending down 0.2 percent in September

1 hour 19 min ago
U.S. consumer cut spending in September for the first time in eight months, as incomes grew at the slowest pace this year. The figures underscore nagging economic soft spots that are expected to ease in the coming months.

Wall Street caps a wild month with a rally

1 hour 19 min ago
The U.S. stock market is capping a seesaw month by jumping to all-time highs just two weeks after enduring its worst slump since 2012.