More business buzz than Hollywood vibe at China state dinner

WASHINGTON (AP) — Dinner is supposed to be a chance to unwind after a tough day at the office, but the extravagant dinner that President Barack Obama put on in honor of Chinese President Xi Jinping served up plenty of opportunities to keep the business talk going well into the night.

  • Written by DARLENE SUPERVILLE, Associated Press NANCY BENAC, Associated Press

US aims to cut HIV infections in young women in Africa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is announcing a $300 million program to drastically reduce HIV infections in girls and young woman in 10 sub-Saharan African nations hard hit by the virus.

  • Written by JULIE PACE, AP White House Correspondent

Salmonella: Sentencing for managers who helped convict boss

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — They were star witnesses who helped convict their old boss, a former peanut executive who got the harshest sentence ever for a U.S. producer in a food-borne illness case. Now two ex-managers of a Georgia peanut plant at the center of a deadly salmonella outbreak face the prospect of going to prison themselves.

  • Written by RUSS BYNUM, Associated Press

Clerk Kim Davis switching parties to become a Republican

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis stood on a stage in a Washington, D.C., hotel Friday night and spread her arms triumphantly.

  • Written by ADAM BEAM, Associated Press CLAIRE GALOFARO, Associated Press

Tracing China's long, convoluted relationship with the UN

BEIJING (AP) — China's President Xi Jinping is poised to address the U.N. General Assembly for the first time on Monday. Here are some milestones in China's long, convoluted relationship with the world body: