Gunmen kill 10, including Canadian, in attacks on police

KARAK, Jordan (AP) — Gunmen assaulted Jordanian police in a series of attacks Sunday, including at a Crusader castle popular with tourists, killing seven officers, two local civilians and a woman visiting from Canada, officials said. Several armed men barricaded themselves inside the castle for hours, hemmed in by special forces soldiers.

  • Written by OMAR AKOUR, Associated Press; MOHAMMED DARAGHMEH, Associated Press

China disputes US claim it's top source of synthetic drugs

BEIJING (AP) — U.S. assertions that China is the top source of the synthetic opioids that have killed thousands of drug users in the U.S. and Canada are unsubstantiated, Chinese officials told the Associated Press.

  • Written by ERIKA KINETZ, Associated Press; GILLIAN WONG, Associated Press

Election questions leave US distrustful, like other nations

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans' enduring confidence that their elections are unimpeachably fair is teetering. Welcome to what much of the world calls reality, especially Russia's neighbors.

  • Written by BRADLEY KLAPPER, Associated Press

Protesters rip GOP for taking away next governor's 'power'

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Protesters say the North Carolina legislature's actions limiting the next governor's influence before he even takes office were unconstitutional power grabs by GOP legislators unhappy their candidate didn't win re-election.

  • Written by GARY D. ROBERTSON, Associated Press

Obama, rapping Putin, says US could strike back on cyber

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has put Russia's Vladimir Putin on notice that the U.S. could use offensive cyber muscle to retaliate for interference in the U.S. presidential election, his strongest suggestion to date that Putin had been well aware of campaign email hacking.

  • Written by JOSH LEDERMAN, Associated Press; JULIE PACE, Associated Press