Xi urges Chinese Communist Party to embrace Marxist roots

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping urged the 88-million-strong Communist Party to embrace its Marxist roots on Friday as he delivered an emphatic call for ideological discipline and a vigorous defense of party rule.

  • Written by GERRY SHIH, Associated Press

Assad: Western nations quietly collaborating with Syria

SYDNEY (AP) — Western nations publicly critical of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime have been quietly sending security officials to collaborate with his government, Assad said in an interview broadcast Friday.


Official: AG will accept prosecutors' call on Clinton case

WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Loretta Lynch intends to accept whatever recommendation career prosecutors and federal agents make in the investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, a Justice Department official said Friday.

  • Written by ERIC TUCKER, Associated Press

Film academy invites 683 new members to join

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Six months after announcing intentions to double the number of female and minority members in its ranks by 2020, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has invited 683 new members to join the organization.

  • Written by By SANDY COHEN, AP Entertainment Writer