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Men due to leave Gitmo under Obama seem stuck under Trump 13 Dec 2017 at 4:14am
GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) -- Abdellatif Nasser got what he thought was the best news possible in the summer of 2016: One of his lawyers called him at the Guantanamo Bay detention center and told him that the U.S. decided he no longer posed a threat and could go home to Morocco....

The Latest: Turkey's Erdogan says Israel is a 'terror state' 13 Dec 2017 at 4:13am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- The Latest on the gathering of Islamic nations seeking a united stance against the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital (all times local):...

'The Goonies,' 'Titanic' added to National Film Registry 13 Dec 2017 at 4:10am
NEW YORK (AP) -- A band of misfits known as the Goonies, a sinking ship, some baseball ghosts and the unrelenting New York cop are being added to the prestigious National Film Registry....

Would-be suicide bomber in New York City faces court hearing 13 Dec 2017 at 4:09am
NEW YORK (AP) -- In less than 24 hours, authorities say a would-be suicide bomber's botched attack on a Manhattan transportation hub underneath Times Square became an open-and-shut case after a search of his apartment and hearing the suspect's own words....

France seeks ways to boost anti-jihadi force in Africa 13 Dec 2017 at 4:05am
PARIS (AP) -- Presidents, princes and diplomats are coming to Paris on Wednesday to breathe life into a young African military force that aims to counter the growing jihadi threat in the Sahel region....

GOP tax plan trims top rate for wealthy, cuts corporate rate 13 Dec 2017 at 3:55am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A Republican tax package swiftly taking shape would pull down the top tax rate for wealthy Americans to 37 percent and slash the tax rate for corporations to a level slightly above what businesses and conservatives wanted....

Global stocks mixed ahead of likely US rate hike 13 Dec 2017 at 3:54am
BEIJING (AP) -- Global stocks were mixed Wednesday after Wall Street gained ahead of a likely U.S. interest rate hike....

Democrat Jones wins stunning red-state Alabama Senate upset - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:53am - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- In a stunning victory aided by scandal, Democrat Doug Jones won Alabama's special Senate election, beating back history, an embattled Republican opponent and President Donald Trump, who urgently endorsed GOP rebel Roy Moore despite a litany of sexual misconduct allegations....

Islamic nations seek response to Trump's move on Jerusalem 13 Dec 2017 at 3:47am
ISTANBUL (AP) -- Leaders and top officials from Islamic nations gathered in Turkey on Wednesday for a summit that is expected to forge a unified stance against President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel....

In Alabama, an unusual alliance yields a Democratic upset - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:39am - MONTGOMERY, Alabama (AP) -- Democrat Doug Jones assembled an unusual Deep South alliance to claim a Senate seat Tuesday in Republican-dominated Alabama, combining strong turnout among African-Americans and white liberals with enough crossover support from conservatives who couldn't stomach scandal-ridden Republican nominee Roy Moore....

Analysis: Trump bets on Moore and suffers stinging defeat - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:28am - WASHINGTON (AP) -- Rarely has a sitting president rallied behind such a scandal-plagued candidate the way Donald Trump did with Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore. And rarely has that bet failed so spectacularly....

Philippine Congress votes to extend martial law in south 13 Dec 2017 at 3:25am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- The Philippine Congress voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to approve President Rodrigo Duterte's request to extend martial law in the south by a year after the military warned that terrorist threats continue to lurk in the region despite the defeat of a disastrous pro-Islamic State group siege....

'Nobody saved us': Man describes childhood in abusive 'cult' 13 Dec 2017 at 3:22am
SPINDALE, N.C. (AP) -- Jamey Anderson vividly recalls being a skinny kid trembling on the floor of a dank, windowless storage room, waiting in terror for the next adult to open the door....

3 things to watch for from the Federal Reserve on Wednesday 13 Dec 2017 at 3:19am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- On the day when Janet Yellen will hold her final news conference as Federal Reserve chair, the Fed has left little doubt what it plans to do Wednesday: Raise its benchmark interest rate for the third time this year....

Alabama elections chief: 'Unlikely' Senate outcome changes - 13 Dec 2017 at 3:17am - MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama's election chief says it is doubtful the outcome of the state's U.S. Senate race will change, even as Republican Roy Moore looks to a possible recount....