Tillerson's Mideast aim is a Saudi-Iraqi axis against Iran

DOHA, Qatar (AP) — As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he'll hope to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for a generation: sealing a new alliance between Saudi Arabia and Iraq that would shut the doors of the Arab world to neighboring Iran.

  • Written by By MATTHEW LEE , AP Diplomatic Writer

Killer of Navajo Nation girl gets life prison sentence


ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A man who pleaded guilty to the murder and sexual assault of an 11-year-old girl on the largest American Indian reservation was sentenced Friday to life in prison in a case that drew national attention over abducted Native American children.


  • Written by By RUSSELL CONTRERAS, Associated Press

Study: Pollution kills 9 million a year, costs $4.6 trillion

NEW DELHI (AP) — Environmental pollution — from filthy air to contaminated water — is killing more people every year than all war and violence in the world. More than smoking, hunger or natural disasters. More than AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria combined.

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  • Written by KATY DAIGLE, Associated Press

Kids, screens and parental guilt: Time to loosen up?

NEW YORK (AP) — Parents of small children have long been hearing about the perils of "screen time." And with more screens, and new technologies such as Amazon's Echo speaker, the message is getting louder.

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  • Written by BARBARA ORTUTAY, AP Technology Writer

5 living ex-presidents attend Texas hurricane relief concert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — All five living former U.S. presidents will be attending a concert Saturday night in a Texas college town, raising money for relief efforts from hurricane devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


  • Written by By WILL WEISSERT, Associated Press