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German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

German police say hostage suspect lit explosive, had record

BERLIN — A man who held a woman hostage at Cologne's main train station also injured two other people Monday, and police said his motives weren't clear but they were investigating if he had extremist connections or beliefs.
No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

No cellphones, no gas: No end to misery in hurricane zone

PANAMA CITY, Fla. — Residents of hurricane-ravaged communities in Florida's Panhandle turned to volunteers and each other for help Monday, the fifth day without cell service, electricity or, in many cases, shelter.

Saw-wielding father attacks son mowing lawn, loses leg

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A man who police say was run over with a lawn mower while trying to kill his son with a chain saw has had to have his leg amputated.

New tropical storm brings rains to central Mexican coast

MEXICO CITY — Newly formed Tropical Storm Tara soaked parts of west-central Mexico with heavy rains Monday as it drifted off the country's Pacific coast.
Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks

LUXEMBOURG — The moods in Britain and the European Union swung between hope and gloom on Monday over an intractable dispute about the Irish border — shifts that came only two days ahead of a summit once seen as the last moment to reach a deal on Brit
Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

Chance The Rapper goes undercover to raise money for arts

CHICAGO — Chance the Rapper is so serious about raising money for arts education programs in Chicago that he took a second job as a Lyft driver to spread the word.
US retail sales edged up in September

US retail sales edged up in September

WASHINGTON — U.S. consumer spending edged up a slight 0.1 per cent in September, a disappointing performance in which rebounding auto sales were offset by weakness in other areas.
Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

Warren DNA analysis points to Native American heritage

BOSTON — Sen.
And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

And baby makes three: Prince Harry and Meghan's child on way

CANBERRA, Australia — They both wanted children. They knew it was time. Meghan had ended her acting career and moved to Britain to be a full-time royal. Prince Harry had stepped down from the military and wanted to settle down.
Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy's leader

Russian Orthodox Church breaks ties with Orthodoxy's leader

MOSCOW — The Russian Orthodox Church decided Monday to sever ties with the leader of the worldwide Orthodox community after his decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Moscow Patriarchate.