Hermine expected to weaken as it lingers offshore

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Hermine is expected to begin weakening as it churns hundreds of miles offshore in the Atlantic Ocean, but forecasters warn it could continue to impact areas from New York to southern New England with pounding waves, coastal flooding and beach erosion before it moves out to sea.

  • Written by AMY ANTHONY, Associated Press

Southeast Asian summit opens, overshadowed by Duterte flap

VIENTIANE, Laos (AP) — A summit of Southeast Asian leaders to discuss issues ranging from terrorism to South China Sea tensions opened Tuesday, overshadowed by the Philippine president's intemperate comments in his debut appearance at the annual meeting. The insult was made more egregious because of who the target was — President Barack Obama.

  • Written by VIJAY JOSHI, Associated Press JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press

Probe finds crashed Emirates airliner tried to go around

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A preliminary report released Tuesday into last month's Emirates airliner crash landing in Dubai found that the pilot attempted to take off again after briefly touching down, and that the plane ultimately hit the runway as it tried to climb with its landing gear retracting.

  • Written by ADAM SCHRECK, Associated Press

China, US join climate deal; Obama hails work to save planet

HANGZHOU, China (AP) — Setting aside their cyber and maritime disputes, President Barack Obama and China's President Xi Jinping on Saturday sealed their nations' participation in last year's Paris climate change agreement. They hailed their new era of climate cooperation as the best chance for saving the planet.

  • Written by KATHLEEN HENNESSEY, Associated Press, JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press

Duterte declares 'state of lawlessness' after bomb kills 14

DAVAO, Philippines (AP) — Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared a nationwide "state of lawlessness" Saturday after suspected Abu Sayyaf extremists detonated a bomb that killed 14 people and wounded about 70 in his southern hometown.

  • Written by MANUEL CAYON, Associated Press, JIM GOMEZ, Associated Press