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LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

LaToya Cantrell becomes New Orleans' 1st woman mayor

NEW ORLEANS — LaToya Cantrell, a City Council member who first gained a political following as she worked to help her hard-hit neighbourhood recover from Hurricane Katrina, won a historic election Saturday that made her the first woman mayor of New O

Florida spending money to keep bears out of the trash

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida is handing out more than $500,000 in grants to local communities so they can provide bear-resistant trash cans and other equipment to residents at a discounted cost.

Israel PM says security must come first in any peace plan

JERUSALEM — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says he has made clear to the U.S. that Israel's security concerns must come first as the White House tries to restart a peace process with the Palestinians.
2nd round of Mugabe exit talks as party poised to oust him

2nd round of Mugabe exit talks as party poised to oust him

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Clinging to his now virtually powerless post, longtime Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe on Sunday was set to discuss his expected exit with the army commander who put him under house arrest, while the ruling party prepared to recal
Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

Trump campaign created own rules on sexual harassment

WASHINGTON — "You can do anything," Donald Trump once boasted, speaking of groping and kissing unsuspecting women. Maybe he could, but not everyone can.
Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

Lebanon's PM Hariri says he will be in Beirut within days

PARIS — Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad Hariri said he will return home in the coming days from where he will declare a political stance for the first time since making a strange resignation announcement from Saudi Arabia that unleashed fears of a cris
Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

Palestinians vow to suspend talks if US closes PLO mission

WASHINGTON — The Palestinians threatened on Saturday to suspend all communication with the United States if the Trump administration follows through with plans to close their diplomatic office in Washington.
Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

Argentina says it may have received signals from missing sub

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina — Argentina's Navy detected seven brief satellite calls Saturday that officials believe may have come from a submarine with 44 crew members that hadn't been heard from in three days.
Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

Spokeswoman: David Cassidy in hospital with organ failure

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — "Partridge Family" star David Cassidy has been hospitalized in Florida with multiple organ failure.
Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

Zimbabweans say Mugabe must quit now, but more talks planned

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Giddy with joy and finally free to speak out, vast throngs of demonstrators turned Zimbabwe's capital into a carnival ground on Saturday in a peaceful outpouring of disdain for President Robert Mugabe and calls for him to quit imme