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Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

Spain ready to revoke Catalan autonomy amid independence bid

BARCELONA, Spain — Spain's government on Thursday immediately rejected a threat by Catalonia's leader to explicitly declare independence unless talks are held, calling a special Cabinet session for the weekend to activate measures to take control of
Ardern to lead New Zealand liberal government

Ardern to lead New Zealand liberal government

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — Jacinda Ardern will be New Zealand's next prime minister and hopes to take the country on a more liberal path following nine years of rule by the conservatives.
Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

Pakistan's ex-premier Sharif indicted on corruption charges

ISLAMABAD — A Pakistani court on Thursday indicted former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif as well as his daughter and son-in-law on corruption charges stemming from documents leaked from a Panama law firm.

New York City hotel bringing back $1,000 bagel

New Yorkers with a taste for an expensive city staple will have an opportunity to try the $1,000 bagel when it returns to the city next month.
Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

Under fire, Trump defends call to soldier's grieving family

MIAMI — President Donald Trump emphatically rejected claims Wednesday that he was disrespectful to the grieving family of a slain soldier, as the firestorm he ignited over his assertions of empathy for American service members spread into a third con
Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

Cubs avoid sweep, top Dodgers 3-2 to cut NLCS deficit to 3-1

CHICAGO — Javier Baez sensed he was ready to bust out of his slump and give the Chicago Cubs the lift they needed. As breakthroughs go, this was a big one. Just in time to keep the season going for the defending champs.

Study: Lower-income kids give more time to TV, digital media

LOS ANGELES — Children in lower-income families spend more time watching TV and using electronic devices than kids in more affluent homes, according to a survey released Thursday.
Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

EDGEWOOD, Md. — A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.
Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

Man convicted in plot to behead blogger over cartoon contest

BOSTON — A man who authorities say fell under the influence of the Islamic State group was convicted Wednesday of plotting to behead a conservative American blogger for organizing a Prophet Muhammad cartoon contest.
Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

Texas man's execution halted amid alleged confession scheme

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A judge on Wednesday halted the execution of a man known as the Houston area's "Tourniquet Killer" so authorities can investigate an alleged scheme in which the inmate says a fellow death row prisoner asked him to confess to anoth