Beer flows as overcrowded Oktoberfest opens in Munich


BERLIN (AP) — The first keg was tapped, and the beer started flowing as the 186th Oktoberfest got underway Saturday in the southern German city of Munich.


  • Written by By KIRSTEN GRIESHABER Associated Press

Charge against airline mechanic highlights 'insider threat'

The arrest of an airline mechanic suspected of being sympathetic with terrorists and charged with sabotaging a jetliner has renewed fear about the "insider threat" to aviation security.

  • Written by By DAVID KOENIG AP Airlines Writer

US, El Salvador sign asylum deal, details to be worked out

NEW YORK (AP) — The United States on Friday signed an agreement that paves the way for the U.S. to send many asylum-seekers to one of the world's most violent countries, El Salvador.

  • Written by By COLLEEN LONG and ASTRID GALVAN Associated Press

Iran's Guard says ready for 'any scenario' amid US standoff

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard is ready for combat and "any scenario," its chief commander said Saturday, as the country's nuclear deal with world powers collapses and the U.S. alleged Iran was behind a weekend attack on major oil sites in Saudi Arabia that shook global energy markets.

  • Written by By AMIR VAHDAT Associated Press

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Fresh off a climate strike that took hundreds of thousands of young people out of classrooms and into the streets globally, youth leaders have gathered at the United Nations to demand radical moves to fight climate change.


Swedish environmental activist Greta Thunberg, right, shakes hands with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, during the Youth Climate Summit at United Nations headquarters, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

Swedish 16-year-old activist Greta Thunberg started the climate strike movement with her lone protest in front of her country's parliament and told U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres that youth are united and unstoppable.

After listening to Thunberg and other youth climate activists on Saturday, Guterres credited young people with changing from him a pessimist to an optimist in the fight against global warming.

Fiji activist Kamal Karishma Kumar says that the world's youth will hold leaders accountable.

She says if leaders don't act on climate change, young people will vote them out of office.