Brownface, blackface photos cause scandal for Trudeau

Canadian Prime Minister and Liberal Party leader Justin Trudeau makes a statement in regards to a photo coming to light of himself from 2001, wearing

New images are emerging of Canadian leader Justin Trudeau in brownface and blackface makeup at costume parties just as he faces a crucial election

Japan court: Power company execs not guilty in Fukushima disaster

A group of supporters of the trial shows banners reading

A Japanese court found three former Tokyo Electric Power executives were not criminally responsible for the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant disaster following a massive earthquake and tsunami

Washington Monument reopens after 3-year closure for repairs

Clouds roll over the Washington Monument, as seen from the foot of the monument, during a press preview tour ahead of its official reopening, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019, in Washington. The monument, which has been closed to the public since August 2016, is scheduled to re-open Thursday, Sept. 19. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

After a three-year closure, the Washington Monument is reopening to the public

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg heads to Washington

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be in Washington Thursday to meet with lawmakers and talk about internet regulation

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Trump bars California from setting stricter fuel standards

This Feb. 14, 2019, photo released by Caltrans District 3 shows a 7-mile back up on the South bound Interstate 5, as it reopens to traffic in Maxwell in Colusa County, Calif. The Trump administration is poised revoke California’s authority to set auto mileage standards, asserting that only the federal government has the power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy. (Caltrans District 3 via AP)

President Donald Trump has announced that his administration is revoking California's authority to set auto mileage standards stricter than those issued by federal regulators

U.S. says attack on Saudi oil site was an Iranian 'act of war'

The Saudi military displays what they say are an Iranian cruise missile and drones used in recent attack on its oil industry at Saudi Aramco's facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, during a press conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019.  (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is calling the attack on Saudi Arabia's oil industry an "act of war" against the kingdom by Iran

Poll: Americans somewhat confident in climate fight

In this June 1, 2017 photo, a wind turbine, which is part of the Lost Creek Wind Farm, is silhouetted against the setting sun near King City, Mo. A new Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll shows Americans are at least somewhat confident that the world will step up in its fight against global warming. But there are limits to their optimism. People also say their own actions can make a difference.  (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

A new poll by The Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that Americans have a mix of confidence and pessimism in fighting climate change

Student debt among factors driving jump in Army recruiting

In this June 4, 2017, file photo, new Army recruits take part in a swearing-in ceremony before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. A year after failing to meet its enlistment goal for the first time in 13 years, the U.S. Army is on track to meet a lower 2019 target after revamping its recruitment effort. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)

A year after falling about 6,500 people short of its recruiting goal, the Army expects to meet its target for 2019, senior Army officials said Tuesday, citing programs that help with student debt as one factor.

Bermuda braces for approach of Hurricane Humberto; tropical storm drenches Texas coast

Vehicles splash through heavy water filling Chimney Rock, south of Brays Bayou in Houston, Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019. Officials in the Houston area were preparing high-water vehicles and staging rescue boats Tuesday as Tropical Storm Imelda moved in from the Gulf of Mexico, threatening to dump up to 18 inches of rain in parts of Southeast Texas and southwestern Louisiana over the next few days. (Mark Mulligan/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Hurricane Humberto has grown into a strong Category 3 storm, and officials on Bermuda have ordered early closings of schools, public transportation and government offices on the British Atlantic territory ahead of the storm's likely close pass...

U.S. economy could shrug off higher oil prices if Saudi disruption is brief

A sidewalk vendor reads a newspaper that headlines the recent attacks on a Saudi oil refinery and raises global concern for a possible spike of oil prices Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019, in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

Oil prices slid Tuesday on hope that Saudi production will return to normal sooner than expected

Cokie Roberts, longtime political journalist, dies at 75

In this April 19, 2017, file photo, Cokie Roberts speaks during the opening ceremony for Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia. Roberts, a longtime political reporter and analyst at ABC News and NPR has died, ABC announced Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2019.  She was 75. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)

Cokie Roberts, daughter of politicians who went on the become famous as a political reporter and analyst, dies at 75

Israel's Netanyahu appears to suffer setback in exit polls

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin and his wife Sarah arrive at a voting station in Jerusalem on Sept. 17, 2019. Israelis began voting Tuesday in an unprecedented repeat election that will decide whether Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges. (Heidi Levine, Sipa, Pool via AP).

In an apparent setback for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, exit polls show the Israeli leader has fallen short of securing a parliamentary majority with his hardline allies.

Many U.S. women say first sexual experience was forced on them

In this Jan. 20, 2018, file photo, a marcher carries a sign with the popular Twitter hashtag #MeToo used by people speaking out against sexual harassment as she takes part in a Women's March in Seattle.  According to a study published Monday, Sept. 16, 2019, the first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their early teens, encounters that for some may have had lasting health repercussions. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

The first sexual experience for many U.S. women was forced or coerced intercourse in their teens; study says encounters may have had lasting health consequences

Pentagon urges restraint as administration blames Iran for Saudi strikes

A worker refuels a car at a gas station in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Sept. 16, 2019. Global energy prices spiked on Monday after a weekend attack on key oil facilities in Saudi Arabia caused the worst disruption to world supplies on record, an assault for which President Donald Trump warned that the U.S. was

Pentagon officials on Monday pressed for a restrained response to the recent attacks on Saudi oil facilities, arguing against a potentially costly conflict with Iran, which the administration has blamed for the strike on a key American ally,...

Netanyahu fights for political survival on eve of election

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu during the weekly Cabinet meeting being held in the Jordan Valley, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Sunday, Sept. 15, 2019. Netanyahu convened his final pre-election Cabinet meeting in a part of the West Bank that he's vowed to annex if re-elected. National elections are on Tuesday. (Amir Cohen/Pool via AP)

Israel's Netanyahu vows to annex all West Bank settlements if re-elected, including one in largest Palestinian city

Foundation purchases land for Pulse nightclub shooting museum

A foundation has purchased land to build a museum about the 2016 massacre that killed 49 people at a Florida gay nightclub

Northern Hemisphere just had its warmest summer on record

The Northern Hemisphere just had its hottest summer on record since 1880, according to National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration data released Monday. NOAA found the average global surface temperature taken by thousands of thermometers, buoys...

Makers of spiked CBD vapes exploit gaps in enforcement

This May 2018, photo provided by Joseph Jenkins shows his son, Jay, in the emergency room of the Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, S.C. Jay Jenkins suffered acute respiratory failure and drifted into a coma, according to his medical records, after he says he vaped a product labeled as a smokable form of the cannabis extract CBD. Lab testing commissioned as part of an Associated Press investigation into CBD vapes showed the cartridge that Jenkins says he puffed contained a synthetic marijuana compound blamed for at least 11 deaths in Europe.  (Joseph Jenkins via AP)

An Associated Press investigation shows gaps in federal regulation and law enforcement are letting people exploit the CBD craze by making vapes and edibles with a cheap and dangerous street drug instead of natural ingredients

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Stormy Daniels keeps her clothes on at Mohegan Sun

The porn star turned stand-up comic roasted President Trump Wednesday in a gig at Comix Roadhouse.

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