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German election: AfD vows to fight 'invasion of foreigners' Germany's right-wing, nationalist AfD party has vowed to fight "an invasion of foreigners" into the country, after winning its first parliamentary seats. "We want a different policy," co-leader Alexander Gauland said following the historic surge  Iraqi Kurdistan Is Holding an Independence Referendum A man stains his finger with ink during the Kurdistan independence referendum in Kirkuk, Iraq on Sept. 25, 2017. Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters. Share; Share · Tweet · Comment · Email; Print. advertisement. America's most reliable ally in the fight against  Europe's most important economic policymaker may soon be losing his job In the aftermath of the German election, there could be one important casualty for markets. Wolfgang Schaeuble, the German Finance minister, could soon lose his influence on Germany and the euro zone if coalition talks remove him from his key ministry.  Evacuations from Bali volcano swell to about 50000 BALI, Indonesia — Nearly 50,000 people have fled the Mount Agung volcano on the Indonesian tourist island of Bali, fearing an imminent eruption as dozens of tremors rattle the surrounding region, officials said Monday. Waskita Sutadewa, spokesman for  Myanmar searches for more Hindu corpses as mass grave unearthed YANGON: Myanmar troops on Monday searched for dozens of missing Hindu villagers feared dead after the discovery of a nearby mass grave of 28 corpses in Rakhine state, evidence of what the army says is a massacre by Rohingya Muslim militants.  Japan's Abe expected to announce snap poll amid worries over North Korea crisis FILE PHOTO: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks to media at his official residence in Tokyo, Japan, September 15, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai. TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will dissolve parliament's lower house on ...  Myanmar police: Insurgents killed 28 Hindu women and boys Myanmar police said Monday that they have discovered at least 28 slain Hindu women and boys in two mass graves in the Southeast Asian country's conflict-torn northern Rakhine state. The government blames Muslim insurgents for the killings. Myanmar ...  Pope's advisers on sex abuse also take up children of priests Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Credit: AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino.) ...  Philippines assures Vietnam of 'fair' probe into fishermen's deaths ASSURANCE. Philippine Foreign Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano assures Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh that the Philippines will conduct a fair and thorough probe into the deaths of two Vietnamese fishermen.  Brock Lesnar, Roman Reigns wins at No Mercy prove WWE hell-bent on wasting potential Sunday night's "RAW"-branded No Mercy event featured two huge matches that instantly elevated the show from throwaway PPV to legitimate, must-watch programming: John Cena vs. Roman Reigns and Brock Lesnar defending his Universal Championship ...  Game-Winning Catch Has Brandin Cooks 'Thankful' to be a New England Patriot The former Saints wide receiver made a toe-tapping, end-zone grab with 0:23 left to help Patriots beat the Texans 36-33 on Sunday. Share. Peter King. Sunday September 24th, 2017. After the smattering of boos at Gillette Stadium for the 15 Patriots who ...  State NFL roundup: Jordan Howard overpowers Steelers After finishing second in the NFL with 1,313 rushing yards as a rookie in 2016, Chicago Bears running back Jordan Howard had 59 rushing yards and a shoulder injury after two games in 2017. Howard left Sunday's game against the Pittsburgh Steelers twice ...  On a day of protests, Redskins force their way into the spotlight In one of the most shockingly lopsided and deeply satisfying wins in FedEx Field in recent years, the Washington Redskins manhandled the previously powerful Oakland Raiders, 27-10, on Sunday night. This nationally televised horror flick of a football ...  Analysis: Milo Yiannopoulos wins by capturing spotlight Milo Yiannopoulos billed his return to UC Berkeley on Sunday as a test of the willingness by the left-leaning “craziest campus in America” to let him deliver his right-wing views there, months after rioters shut down his first speech. UC Berkeley let  Analysis: Milo Yiannopoulos wins by capturing spotlight Milo Yiannopoulos billed his return to UC Berkeley on Sunday as a test of the willingness by the left-leaning “craziest campus in America” to let him deliver his right-wing views there, months after rioters shut down his first speech. UC Berkeley let  Caitlyn Jenner 'Shocked' Over Kylie Jenner Pregnancy Reports — She's Too Young Caitlyn Jenner is reported shaken by the reports that her youngest daughter Kylie Jenner is pregnant with Travis Scott's child! Here's the details on how the trans icon is reacting to the bombshell! Are you blown away by the reports that Keeping Up  BC prof: Pope critics counterproductive PONTIFF PANNED: Pope Francis blesses pilgrims at the Vatican yesterday. Some theologians claim in a letter that the pope has taken heretical positions on issues. Credit: Courtesy. Pope Francis delivers his blessing during the Angelus noon prayer from  London's Khan blasts Trump's rhetoric, makes comparison to ISIS FILE: Sadiq Khan said President Trump is using the same rhetoric of ISIS when he implies that there is a clash of civilizations. (Reuters). The mayor of London on Sunday said President Trump is using the same rhetoric of ISIS when he implies that there  Senators Revise Health Bill in Last-Ditch Effort to Win Votes Senator Susan Collins of Maine said that it was “very difficult” for her to envision voting for the latest plan to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Credit Tom Brenner/The New York Times. WASHINGTON — With time running short, the authors of  Steelers, Seahawks, Titans remain in locker room during national anthem CHICAGO -- In a sign of solidarity, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears. Players for the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans did the same before their game. An NFL ...  Steelers, Seahawks, Titans remain in locker room during national anthem CHICAGO -- In a sign of solidarity, the Pittsburgh Steelers stayed in the locker room during the national anthem before Sunday's game with the Chicago Bears. Players for the Seattle Seahawks and Tennessee Titans did the same before their game. An NFL ...  Dwyane Wade, Bulls Reach Contract Buyout After 1 Season in Chicago The veteran guard and the team came to terms on a buyout Sunday. The Chicago Tribune's K.C. Johnson first reported the news. Wade commented on the decision, via Johnson: "I just felt it was time for me, turning 36, that I want to be competing for a ...  US drone strikes kill 17 Islamic State fighters in Libya, military says Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks at a press briefing at the Hilton Midtown hotel during the United Nations General Assembly, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in New York. Tillerson attended the highest-level ... more. Photo: Evan Vucci, AP. Image 2 of 31.  Where 'Star Trek: Discovery' Will Boldly Go After That Shocking Premiere The first two episodes of the highly anticipated CBS All Access drama set up a major war between the Federation and the Klingons. [This story contains spoilers from the first two episodes of Star Trek: Discovery.] After the two-episode premiere of Star  What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest during the national anthem in a speech he delivered on Friday in Alabama, suggesting that team owners should fire players who do so. Every team that played on Sunday participated in some form of ...  What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest during the national anthem in a speech he delivered on Friday in Alabama, suggesting that team owners should fire players who do so. Every team that played on Sunday participated in some form of ...  Mnuchin's incomplete Treasury staff could be a risk in crisis, experts say WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department still lacks permanent officials in half of its highest-ranking political jobs more than eight months into Donald Trump's presidency, leaving Secretary Steven Mnuchin shorthanded as he tries to carry out the ...  Dwyane Wade Bought Out by Bulls, According to Reports According to multiple reports, the Chicago Bulls have reached a buyout agreement with forward Dwyane Wade. Wade, who signed with the Bulls prior to the 2016-17 season, will become a free agent and will be eligible to sign with any team if he clears ...  Bears rally together for wild overtime upset of Steelers Tribune writers Dan Wiederer and Brad Biggs recap the Bears' 23-17 overtime win over the Steelers on Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017. (Colleen Kane/Chicago Tribune). Dan WiedererContact ReporterChicago Tribune. The afternoon began with the Bears along ...  Packers: Tom Oates gives Green Bay overall grade of 'B' for OT victory over Cincinnati Packers linebacker Ahmad Brooks pressures Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton in the fourth quarter Sunday at Lambeau Field. Dalton was able to throw the ball away. STEVE APPS, STATE JOURNAL ...  Australians' support of gay marriage weakens in new poll CANBERRA, Australia – Support for legalizing gay marriage in Australia weakened in an opinion poll released as voters are being asked where they stand on the issue in a national postal ballot. The government earlier this month began asking Australia's ...  President Macron's party suffers a blow in French Senate election, dominated by rival conservatives French President Emmanuel Macron's centrist party suffered its first electoral blow on Sunday, as rival conservatives dominated the Senate election amid mounting disenchantment with Macron's leadership. The results damage Macron's legitimacy as he ...  Aaron Rodgers does what MVP QBs do: Delivers clutch win The Green Bay Packers quarterback engineered a game-tying drive and a game-winning one, and it was vintage free-play Rodgers. Jordy Nelson's touchdown catch with 17 seconds left sent the game into overtime. Stacy Revere/Getty Images. First, he ...  Falcons hold on to beat Lions 30-26 thanks to NFL rule DETROIT — The Atlanta Falcons escaped Detroit, holding on for a win thanks in part to an NFL rule that went in their favor. Matthew Stafford's pass to Golden Tate was ruled to be just short of the end zone in the final seconds after a review, allowing  1 inmate dead, several stabbed after prison riot in California SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif. -- An inmate was killed and several others were stabbed Sunday in a riot involving more than 160 inmates at a prison on California's central coast, authorities said. The melee broke out around midday in the yard at the  SHIPLEY: In show of unity, Vikings stand together on anthem issue MINNEAPOLIS—When Colin Kaepernick first sat out the national anthem during a preseason game in August 2016, it went largely unnoticed. On Sunday, Sept. 24, the former NFL quarterback's act of protest became league-wide, even if not every player ...  Xavier Rhodes Gets His Cake And Eats It, Too On Sunday afternoon against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Minnesota Vikings' cornerback Xavier Rhodes spent his afternoon doing what Xavier Rhodes does. . .taking one of the NFL's top wide receivers and making them look pedestrian. After holding Saints' ...  New Order Indefinitely Bars Almost All Travel From Seven Countries Demonstrators protesting the Trump administration's immigration policies in March in Union Square in New York. Credit Eduardo Munoz Alvarez/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images. WASHINGTON — President Trump on Sunday issued a new order ...  Trump signs new travel ban with enhanced vetting Last Updated Sep 24, 2017 9:10 PM EDT. President Trump has signed a presidential proclamation with new restrictions on travel to the United States as his existing ban on visitors from six Muslim-majority countries was set to expire Sunday, 90 days  John McCain: 'I am more energetic and more engaged' because of brain cancer diagnosis Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., on Sunday said he has become "more engaged" since learning of his cancer diagnosis and revealed in a candid interview that he wished to keep working as he undergoes treatment. "I am more energetic and more engaged as a ...  Broncos wilt to Bills in 26-16 loss Two second-half interceptions thrown by Broncos' quarterback Trevor Siemian, one that killed a potential, game-tying drive. A fake punt on the wrong side of the 50 that was botched from the special teams sideline huddle and served as a third turnover.  John DeShazier: Coach Sean Payton, Saints players address Trump comments, players' protests Charlotte, N.C. – Before all of the New Orleans Saints stood tall en route to posting their first victory of the season, a 34-13 victory over Carolina at Bank of America Stadium on Sunday, several of them sat during the singing of the national anthem  Vikings' Stefon Diggs sets a winning tone with 173 yards receiving - TwinCities.com Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim ...  Vikings' Stefon Diggs sets a winning tone with 173 yards receiving - TwinCities.com Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) celebrates in front of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Vernon Hargreaves (28) after catching a pass during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 24, 2017, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Jim ...  What NFL players, coaches are saying about Week 3 protests President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest during the national anthem in a speech he delivered on Friday in Alabama, suggesting that team owners should fire players who do so. Every team that played on Sunday participated in some form of ...  Seven terror plots foiled in six months, Sadiq Khan reveals Seven terror plots have been foiled in the six months since the Westminster attack, the Sadiq Khan has revealed. The London Mayor said counter-terror experts have told him there has been a shift in the threat, rather than a spike in attacks, this year.  Giants undone by self-made setbacks in loss to Eagles PHILADELPHIA -- The particularly cruel gut punch was delivered to the New York Giants and possibly their entire season not by the stunning 61-yard field goal that gave the Philadelphia Eagles the victory Sunday, but by the realization that they may  Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City ...  Mexicans turn to church as earthquake death toll hits 320 MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexicans packed churches on Sunday to pray for the victims of the country's deadliest quake in 32 years as rescue teams searched against the odds for any survivors trapped under rubble since Tuesday's tremor shook Mexico City ...  Philip Rivers throws 3 INTs as Chargers fall to 0-3 in 'Battle for LA' The Chargers played tough defensively against an explosive Kansas City Chiefs offense that was led by Alex Smith, but they had little to show for their effort and ultimately lost to their AFC West division rivals by a score of 24-10 on Sunday. The  US Military Kills 17 ISIS Militants in Libya Airstrikes WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says 17 Islamic State militants were killed in airstrikes on Libya. The Friday airstrikes, which were announced by U.S. African Command on Sunday, happened in an Islamic State group camp about 50 miles southeast of ...  WWE No Mercy 2017 Live Blog and Results The Big Dog vs. Big Match John, The Monster vs. The Beast - get all your No Mercy results here as they come in. By Matt Fowler With two big "WrestleMania worthy" main events -- first time matches Braun Strowman vs. Brock Lesnar and John Cena vs. Roman ...  Tropical storm watch issued for coast of North Carolina, NHC says Last Updated Sep 24, 2017 9:33 PM EDT. MIAMI -- A tropical storm watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast from Surf City northward to the state's Virginia border including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The National Hurricane Center said ...  Tropical storm watch issued for coast of North Carolina, NHC says Last Updated Sep 24, 2017 9:33 PM EDT. MIAMI -- A tropical storm watch has been issued for the North Carolina coast from Surf City northward to the state's Virginia border including the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds. The National Hurricane Center said ...  Obama tried to give Zuckerberg a wake-up call over fake news on Facebook Nine days after Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg dismissed as “crazy” the idea that fake news on his company's social network played a key role in the U.S. election, President Barack Obama pulled the youthful tech billionaire aside and  One killed, several injured in prison riot near San Luis Obispo One inmate was killed and others were injured in a riot that erupted Sunday morning at the California Men's Colony prison northwest of San Luis Obispo, officials said. The riot broke out shortly before 11 a.m. and involved more than 160 inmates at the ...  Sunday's Best: The NFL Takes Over Wembley London was calling for the Baltimore Ravens and the Jacksonville Jaguars. On Sunday, the Jaguars and Ravens took to Wembley Stadium to play in this year's first NFL game in London. Shot on a Samsung Galaxy Note8. Playing in front of the largest NFL ...  Newspaper headlines: Brexit battle and Germany election Image caption The row in the Tory party rumbles on in the Daily Telegraph, which says allies of Chancellor Philip Hammond have accused Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson of being "simple-minded" over Brexit and warned that the transition period may need ...  Hurricane Maria moves north; Lee still far from land Hurricane Maria is weakening as the storm moves up the East Coast towards North Carolina. Hurricane Maria is weakening as the storm moves up the East Coast towards North Carolina.( National Hurricane Center ). 0 shares. By Marie Simoneaux.  Hurricane Maria moves north; Lee still far from land Hurricane Maria is weakening as the storm moves up the East Coast towards North Carolina. Hurricane Maria is weakening as the storm moves up the East Coast towards North Carolina.( National Hurricane Center ). 0 shares. By Marie Simoneaux.  Trump administration changes travel ban countries The Trump administration announced new restrictions Sunday on visitors from eight countries — an expansion of the pre-existing travel ban that has spurred fierce legal debates over security, immigration and discrimination. Officials had said they  NOTEBOOK: Zimmer Dishes out Game Ball Moments after throwing for a career-best 369 yards and three touchdowns, Keenum reeled in his lone reception of the day, a spiral a few steps across the locker room from Head Coach Mike Zimmer. “I don't usually do this, but Case Keenum,” Zimmer said, ...  How the Detroit Lions protested Donald Trump, and why they did it DETROIT -- When Donald Trump called players who were protesting racial injustice a "son of a (expletive)," and told owners to fire them, the Detroit Lions were furious. Players were texting each other all day Saturday, and group texting each other.  Jets 'beat the s–t' out of Dolphins in tank-derailing stunner On a day the Jets locked arms to show their unity before the game, they notched a resounding 20-6 victory over the Dolphins at MetLife Stadium, ending any talk of an 0-16 season and ruining the days of the pro-tanking legions who are dreaming of the No.  NASCAR playoffs at New Hampshire results: Kyle Busch wins, makes Round of 12 Kyle Busch held off Kyle Larson to win his third race of the season at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday. The victory ensures Busch a spot in the round of 12 of the NASCAR playoffs as well as five bonus points once the round begins. Rowdy started ...  Kushner used private email account for some White House business President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has used a private email account to conduct and discuss official White House business dozens of times, his lawyer confirmed Sunday. Kushner used the private account through his first nine ...  McCain: Trump never apologized for saying I wasn't a war hero President Donald Trump never apologized to John McCain for saying the senator is not a war hero. But the Arizona senator says in an interview airing tonight that while the two are “very different people,” he would never close the door to rapprochement  McCain: Trump never apologized for saying I wasn't a war hero President Donald Trump never apologized to John McCain for saying the senator is not a war hero. But the Arizona senator says in an interview airing tonight that while the two are “very different people,” he would never close the door to rapprochement  McCain: Trump never apologized for saying I wasn't a war hero President Donald Trump never apologized to John McCain for saying the senator is not a war hero. But the Arizona senator says in an interview airing tonight that while the two are “very different people,” he would never close the door to rapprochement  McCain: I don't know what Trump is going to do tomorrow Sen. John McCainJohn Sidney McCainSenate's defense authorization would set cyber doctrine Senate Dems hold floor talk-a-thon against latest ObamaCare repeal bill Overnight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to ...  Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on Taxes Vs Health Care President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Sept. 24, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.. Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on  Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on Taxes Vs Health Care President Donald Trump is promising "the largest tax cut in the history of our country" that will slash rates for the middle class and corporations to spark economic growth and jobs. Sept. 24, 2017, at 8:14 p.m.. Trump Promising Huge Tax Cut; Focus on  Cheers as arrested protesters released from St. Louis County jail ST. LOUIS – Protesters who were arrested at an unruly demonstration at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall are out of jail amid cheers from demonstrators. Several people gathered at the St. Louis County Justice Center Sunday afternoon, a day after 22 ...  Cheers as arrested protesters released from St. Louis County jail ST. LOUIS – Protesters who were arrested at an unruly demonstration at a suburban St. Louis shopping mall are out of jail amid cheers from demonstrators. Several people gathered at the St. Louis County Justice Center Sunday afternoon, a day after 22 ...  Kyle Busch wins NASCAR Cup playoff race at New Hampshire LOUDON, N.H. — Highlights of Sunday's ISM Connect 300, the second race in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs, at New Hampshire Motor Speedway: WINNER: Kyle Busch dominated the closing stage and beat Kyle Larson by nearly 3 ...  Clinton: Trump should send Navy to help Puerto Rico Hillary Clinton · Hillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax  Von Miller on late flag: 'Got to be better than that' The Broncos' defensive captain was sharing a moment of levity with Tyrod Taylor, but the result was a costly penalty. ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. — With seven minutes and 43 seconds remaining in Sunday's game against the Bills, it appeared the Broncos' ...  Injuries: Benjamin 'fine' after suffering knee injury Panthers receiver Kelvin Benjamin did not return to Carolina's Week 3 loss to the New Orleans after suffering a knee injury, the team announced. Benjamin limped off the field after suffering the injury in the first half. However, NFL Network Insider  Comeback effort falls just short as Lynx drop Game 1 MINNEAPOLIS — Chelsea Gray's pull-up jumper with 2 seconds to play helped the Los Angeles Sparks avoid what would have been a stunning collapse and take Game 1 of the WNBA Finals, 85-84, over the Minnesota Lynx on Sunday. Gray scored a ...  Von Miller shoulders blame for Broncos' loss to Bills ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. -- Von Miller has had plenty of days when he's helped lift the Denver Broncos to a win, but Sunday he quickly took the Broncos' rather homely 26-16 loss to the Buffalo Bills and put it squarely on his own shoulders.  NASCAR owners threaten to fire any drivers who kneel during national anthem In a move that deviates from the choice most other sports franchise owners and professional leagues have made, multiple NASCAR team owners made it clear they will not tolerate any kind of national anthem protests at events, according to USA Today.  NASCAR results at New Hampshire: Kyle Busch advances in playoffs with win Kyle Busch secured his spot in the Round of 12 with a playoff win at New Hampshire Motor Speedway Sunday. But he won't be the only driver to advance, with one race remaining, until four drivers are eliminated at Dover. Busch, who began the ISM Connect ...  US-Backed Forces Seize Conoco Gas Plant From Islamic State U.S.-backed forces said Sunday they were advancing through eastern Syria after seizing the Conoco gas plant there from Islamic State, striking a blow to the terror group's dwindling finances, which rely heavily on its control of Syria's oil and gas fields.  Tropical storm watch issued for much of NC coast Raleigh, N.C. — The forecast track of Hurricane Maria has shifted slightly west, bringing a small sliver of North Carolina's coast into the cone of uncertainty. A tropical storm watch has been issued for the coast of NC from Surf City northward to the  Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, 'Has Gotten the Taste for It' A campaign poster in Berlin for Angela Merkel, who was elected to her fourth term as chancellor of Germany on Sunday. Credit Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters. BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany recoils from the idea that she is now, almost de ...  Merkel, Reluctant Leader of the West, 'Has Gotten the Taste for It' A campaign poster in Berlin for Angela Merkel, who was elected to her fourth term as chancellor of Germany on Sunday. Credit Hannibal Hanschke/Reuters. BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany recoils from the idea that she is now, almost de ...  Scathing rejoinder: Maleeha calls India 'mother of terrorism' NEW YORK: Indian sponsorship of terror and aggression against all its neighbours has made the country the “mother of terrorism” in South Asia, Pakistan's Permanent Representative Maleeha Lodhi has said at the United Nations General Assembly while ...  Masked gunman rampages through Nashville church; usher uses personal weapon to subdue shooter NASHVILLE — A gunman wearing a ski mask stormed into a Nashville-area church on Sunday, shooting seven people, including the pastor, before attacking a church usher who ultimately subdued him with a personal weapon, Nashville police said.  Maria prompts tropical storm watches to be issued for Carolina and Virginia coasts 5 PM Update: Tropical storm watches have been issued for the entire North Carolina coast and parts of the extreme southern end of the Virginia coast. A storm surge watch has also been issued for the North Carolina coast. The forecast track for Maria  Matt Charboneau's AP vote: It's Alabama and everyone else It's four weeks into the season and I'm certain about one thing when I go to do my weekly rankings for the Associated Press Top 25: Alabama is the best team and after that, who knows? It's not that the No. 25 team is just as good as the No. 2 team, but  The Falcons have two photo finishes in three games thus far in 2017 Atlanta's going to have to round into form to avoid more close games like this, but it's not all luck. by Dave Choate Sep 24, 2017, 5:29pm EDT. Presented By. tweet · share · pin · Rec. Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports. I don't know if you, personally  Graphic video: Fighter jet slams into the sea during Italian air show as thousands watch Italy's air force says a Eurofighter jet performing in an air show south of Rome has crashed in the sea, killing the pilot. Play Video. Play. Mute. Current Time 0:00. /. Duration Time 0:00. Loaded: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. 0:00. Progress: 0%. Stream  Hurricane Maria path: Tropical storm and surge watches issued for North Carolina Hurricane Maria may come close to the U.S. East Coast this week -- close enough that tropical storm and storm surge watches have been issued for North Carolina. (National Hurricane Center). Hurricane Maria may come close to the U.S. East Coast this ...  Bernie Sanders: US 'Complicit' In Israeli Occupation (JTA) — Sen. Bernie Sanders said the United States is “complicit” in Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza. “But that is not to say … that Israel is the only party at fault,” Sanders, an independent senator from Vermont, said in an interview  US strikes Islamic State camp in Libyan desert Earlier today, the Islamic State released a video showing its men operating in Libya's desert and elsewhere in the country. It was the first such video in months. American forces launched “six precision airstrikes” on an Islamic State camp in Libya on  1 dead in CMC prison riot; multiple stabbings reported The inmate who died has been identified as 25-year-old Matthew Cook, according to the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. More than 160 inmates were involved in the riot, and a total of nine inmates were taken to an outside  First cruise ship arrives in Key West after Irma KEY WEST, Fla. - The Empress of the Seas docked in Keys West on Sunday, marking the first time a cruise ship has been to the Keys since Hurricane Irma struck Sept. 10. The 878 passengers and 600 crew members were greeted by Key West Mayor Craig ...  Trump aide Greenblatt returning to Israel for peace talks: official Jason Greenblatt (C), U.S. President Donald Trump's Middle East envoy, arrives to visit Kibbutz Nahal Oz, just outside the Gaza Strip, in southern Israel August 30, 2017. REUTERS/Amir Cohen. WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's Middle ...  Weather: Sun in store as Hurricane Maria is expected to miss region The weekend's gorgeous weather is set to continue as Hurricane Maria, currently a Category 2 storm, is expected to miss hitting the Lower Hudson Valley region this week, according to Accuweather.com. Instead, mild and mostly sunny weather is in store.  7 charged with rioting after protest in St. Louis County ST. LOUIS – Seven people are facing rioting and resisting arrest charges for their role in a protest that turned unruly at an upscale St. Louis County shopping mall. Overall, 22 people were arrested Saturday at the St. Louis Galleria in Richmond