'Deficit of trust': At U.N., leaders of a warming world gather

People walk along a plaza at United Nations Headquarters Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

Tackling the perils of a heating planet takes the spotlight as world leaders gather for their annual U.N. meeting this week against a backdrop of rising tensions from the Persian Gulf to Afghanistan and increasing nationalism, inequality and...

Hong Kong protesters trample Chinese flag, set street fires

Protesters vandalize a Chinese national flag during a protest at a mall in Hong Kong on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, now in their fourth month, have often descended into violence late in the day and at night. A hardcore group of the protesters says the extreme actions are needed to get the government's attention. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Protesters in Hong Kong have trampled a Chinese flag, vandalized two subway stations and set two street fires, as pro-democracy demonstrations took a violent turn once again

Iran asks West to leave Persian Gulf as tensions heightened

In this photo released by the official website of the office of the Iranian Presidency, President Hassan Rouhani speaks at a military parade marking 39th anniversary of outset of Iran-Iraq war, in front of the shrine of the late revolutionary founder Ayatollah Khomeini, just outside Tehran, Iran, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces Gen. Mohammad Hossein Bagheri stands at left. (Iranian Presidency Office via AP)

Iran's president has called on Western powers to leave the security of the Persian Gulf to regional nations led by Tehran

3 dead, 4 hospitalized in suspected Pittsburgh drug overdose

Pittsburgh police investigators gather outside an apartment building on the city's South Side where police say multiple people are dead and others are hospitalized in what they're calling a

Pittsburgh police say three people are dead and four others are hospitalized in what they believe to be a mass drug overdose

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Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Gantz for prime minister

Members of the Joint List Ayman Odeh, center, speaks to the press in the presence of Ahmad Tibi, right, and Mansour Abbas following their consulting meeting with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Sept. 22, 2019. Rivlin began two days of crucial talks Sunday with party leaders before selecting his candidate for prime minister, after a deadlocked repeat election was set to make forming any new government a daunting task. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)

Arab lawmakers in Israel endorse Benny Gantz for prime minister, giving him an edge over incumbent Benjamin Netanyahu

Egypt warns media it's monitoring protest coverage

Protesters chant slogans against the regime in Cairo, Egypt, early Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. Dozens of people held a rare protest in Cairo during which they called on Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi to quit. Security forces dispersed the protesters and no casualties were reported. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

Egypt is sending a clear warning to journalists that their coverage of rare protests is being closely watched

Face transplant recipient's donor face now failing

A woman who was severely burned in a domestic violence attack in Vermont is hoping for a second face transplant after doctors recently discovered tissue damage that likely will lead to the loss of her donor face

Trump heads to U.N. with long list of deals he's yet to close

President Donald Trump speaks during a news conference with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison in the East Room of the White House, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, in Washington. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

Unfinished business: Trump heads to United Nations with long list of foreign policy deals he's yet to close

The intersection of Trump, Biden, Ukraine and a whistleblower

A protester, standing with several rat figurines on the sidewalk, is sprayed by a water sprinker as she and others gather outside the Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., where President Donald Trump is golfing, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

A Q&A about Trump, Ukraine and a whistleblower

Two naps a week can be good for your heart

Don't feel guilty about sneaking in a nap now and then: It might be good for your heart.

U.S. police assess rise in threat tips after three mass killings

This photo released Wednesday, Aug. 21, 2019, by the Long Beach, Calif., Police Department shows weapons and ammunition seized from a cook at a Los Angeles-area hotel who allegedly threatened a mass shooting. There’s been a big increase in the number of tips to U.S. law enforcement about potential mass shootings following the three shootings in August that killed 34 people. Experts say media coverage of the shootings makes the public more prone to inform on worrisome relatives or neighbors in attempts to prevent more shootings. Following the high-profile shootings in California and Texas and Ohio, tips to the FBI rose by about 15,000 each week. (Long Beach Police Department via AP, File)

A big rise in mass shooting tips poses challenge for police after gunmen kill 34 in California, Ohio and Texas

Walmart to quit selling e-cigarettes amid vaping backlash

In this Sept. 3, 2019, file photo, a Walmart logo is displayed outside of a Walmart store, in Walpole, Mass. Walmart says it will stop selling electronic cigarettes at its namesake stores and Sam's Clubs following a string of illnesses and deaths related to vaping. The nation's largest retailer said Friday, Sept. 20, that it will complete its exit from e-cigarettes after selling through current inventory. It cited growing federal, state and local regulatory complexity regarding vaping products. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Walmart to stop selling electronic cigarettes at its stores in the wake of string of deaths related to vaping

Fall forecast: Above average temperatures in New England, elsewhere

Following one of the hottest summers on record, the fall looks to be exceptionally toasty as well. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's fall outlook calls for above average temperatures across the entire Lower 48 and Alaska.

U.S. air defense forces being deployed to Saudi Arabia after attacks on oil facilities

During a trip organized by the Saudi information ministry, shadows of cameramen are reflected as workers fix a hole in Aramco's oil separator at processing facility after the recent Sept. 14 attack on Aramco's oil processing facility in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. Saudi Arabia allowed journalists access Friday to the site of a missile-and-drone attack on a facility at the heart of the kingdom's oil industry, an assault that disrupted global energy supplies and further raised tensions between the U.S. and Iran. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

The Pentagon said Friday it will boost U.S. air and missile defenses in Saudi Arabia after last weekend’s surprise attack, allegedly from Iran, on critical oil facilities exposed the kingdom’s vulnerability.

Man drives SUV through Chicago-area mall and crashes into store

The damaged storefront of the Sears store at Woodfield Mall is seen after a man drove an SUV into the store in the Chicago suburb of Schaumburg, Ill., on Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (John J. Kim/Chicago Tribune via AP)

Police have arrested a man who drove through the corridors of a suburban Chicago mall before crashing into a store

Source says US, El Salvador to sign asylum deal

In this sept. 18, 2019, photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters as he tours a section of the southern border wall, in Otay Mesa, Calif., as acting Homeland Secretary Kevin McAleenan listens.  According to a senior administration official, the U.S. will sign an asylum agreement with the government of El Salvador. The official said the agreement will be signed Friday by McAleenan. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

APNewsBreak: Senior Trump administration official says US plans to sign an agreement to make El Salvador a haven for migrants seeking asylum

Three Mile Island nuclear power plant's shutdown is imminent

FILE - This May 22, 2017 file photo, shows cooling towers at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Middletown, Pa. The shutdown of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent. Exelon Corp. officials said the plant will stop producing electricity Friday, Sept. 20, 2019, following through on a decision the Chicago-based energy giant made in May after it became clear that it would not get a financial rescue from Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

The shutdown of Three Mile Island, site of the United States' worst commercial nuclear power accident, is imminent

Purdue Pharma wants to pay 'certain employees' $34 million in bonuses

In a legal filing, attorneys for Purdue Pharma asked a judge to authorize millions in payments to employees who have met "target performance goals."

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