ALONG THE ISRAEL-GAZA BORDER (AP) The flareup of deadly violence in Gaza is of a new kind, even in the inventive annals of Mideast conflicts: Israeli soldiers shooting at Palestinian demonstrators burning tires and hurling firebombs across what looks like an international border, inflicting casualties while claiming concerns of a mass breach of the barrier. This is an AP analysis on the roots of the conflict in Gaza.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) Accused of sexual and political misconduct, Republican Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens is defying calls to resign from top lawmakers in his own party while instead banking on steady support from the voters who backed his populist campaign against "corrupt insiders" and "career politicians.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) The Latest on allegations against Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens (all times local):
HOUSTON (AP) The Latest on former first lady Barbara Bush (all times local):
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) Ryan LaMarre started this series as Minnesota's extra player. He got the Twins a split in extra innings, and gave Eddie Rosario a memory he'll never forget.
A goofy sense of inconsequentiality is an underappreciated trait in comedies. There's an abiding charm to movies so low in their stakes and so loose in their order that they feel as if at any moment they might fall apart. Films like "Caddyshack" and "Monty Python and the Holy Grail" are good examples, but outside of the loose absurdities of some of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's films ("Step Brothers," ''Anchorman") most of today's big-screen comedies are more conceptually tidy.
Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "My Future Is My Past" (Anti-Records)
The characters in the new film "Kodachrome ," a good-natured if by-the-numbers road trip and relationship drama with Jason Sudeikis, Elizabeth Olsen and Ed Harris, are enchanted by the analog. Music is to be listened to on vinyl. Maps are to be read, and not by Siri, to get to a destination.
The Fallen" (Grand Central Publishing), by David Baldacci
The Art of the Wasted Day" (Viking), by Patricia Hampl
TOKYO (AP) Imagine a national budget that reflects steady growth, gives a healthy boost to science and technology while reserving big slices of the overall pie to defense and social spending. It's generous with infrastructure improvements, and is certain of unquestioning, unanimous approval in parliament.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) U.S. airline regulators said Wednesday they will order inspections on engine fan blades like the one that snapped off and triggered a fatal accident on a Southwest Airlines jet.
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) The lights dimmed and the crowd of men and women erupted into applause and hoots as Hollywood's blockbuster "Black Panther" premiered in Saudi Arabia's first movie theater.
For some male victims of sexual assault and abuse, #MeToo can feel more like #WhatAboutMe?
TOKYO (AP) A senior Japanese finance ministry official resigned Wednesday after being accused of sexual misconduct in the latest embarrassment for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's embattled government, already hit by cronyism and other scandals.
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