Push is on to restore power with a 2nd storm on the way

BOSTON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses from Virginia to New England remained without power Monday, several days after a major nor'easter struck the East Coast, and with another storm bearing down.


Euroskeptic parties surge in Italy vote, but no majority

ROME (AP) — Two populist and stridently anti-European Union political groups — both fierce rivals — surged in Italy's parliamentary election at the expense of the country's traditional powers, but neither gained enough support to govern alone, preliminary results showed Monday.

  • Written by By COLLEEN BARRY and NICOLE WINFIELD , Associated Press

Roles reduced, Kushner and Ivanka Trump's fate uncertain

WASHINGTON (AP) — They spent their first year in Washington as an untouchable White House power couple, commanding expansive portfolios, outlasting rivals and enjoying unmatched access to the president. But Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump have undergone a swift and stunning reckoning of late, their powers restricted, their enemies emboldened and their future in the West Wing uncertain.

  • Written by By JONATHAN LEMIRE and CATHERINE LUCEY , Associated Press

New party forms in Zimbabwe with Mugabe's backing

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A former army brigadier who quit Zimbabwe's ruling party to protest the removal of former leader Robert Mugabe has formed a new political party.


Next up at the Kennedy Center? A new focus on hip-hop

WASHINGTON (AP) — It was late October 2017 and a packed house of VIPs had gathered at Washington's Kennedy Center to watch David Letterman receive the Mark Twain award for a career in comedy. A stream of comedians took the stage to sing Letterman's praises, and several couldn't resist taking good-natured shots at the crowd.

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  • Written by By ASHRAF KHALIL, Associated Press