He's a skydiver working with a net _ but no parachute
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) — He's made 18,000 parachute jumps, helped train some of the world's most elite skydivers, done some of the stunts for "Ironman 3." But the plunge Luke Aikins knows he'll be remembered for is the one he's making without a parachute. Or a wingsuit.
Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous world
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Promising Americans a steady hand, Hillary Clinton cast herself Thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. She aggressively challenged Republican Donald Trump's ability to do the same.
Father of fallen Muslim soldier blasts Trump at convention
WASHINGTON (AP) — The father of a Muslim American soldier killed in Iraq posed a question to Donald Trump: Have you read the Constitution?
AP FACT CHECK: Misfires in Hillary Clinton's speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — In her speech accepting the Democratic nomination, Hillary Clinton wrongly implied Donald Trump has proposed banning Islam in America and sketched out a plan for defeating Islamic State militants that merely mirrors what the U.S. is already trying to do.
This time, an adoring He looks on as She accepts nomination
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — This time, Bill Clinton was the adoring spouse, smiling and clapping when the cameras cut away from the candidate in the spotlight.
Trump has a record of siding with Putin on key issues
MOSCOW (AP) — Donald Trump has refused to condemn Russia's military takeover of Ukraine's Crimean Peninsula, saying if elected he would consider recognizing it as Russian territory, in the latest of a series of statements that have raised eyebrows about the Republican candidate's intentions toward he Kremlin.
Syria Nusra Front leader claims to cut ties with al-Qaida
BEIRUT (AP) — The leader of Syria's Nusra Front said in recording aired Thursday that his group is changing its name, claiming it will have no more ties with al-Qaida in an attempt to undermine a potential U.S. and Russian air campaign against its fighters.
Indonesia executes 4 people convicted of drug crimes
CILACAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia executed four people convicted of drug crimes on Friday despite international protests and said it would decide later when as many as 10 others are put to death.
At 90, Fidel Castro is symbol of Cuban resistance to change
HAVANA (AP) — White-haired, thin and bent at nearly 90, Fidel Castro in person is a faint echo of the man who remade his country, defied the United States and fueled socialist uprisings around the world.
Experts confront multiple explanations for surge of killings
NEW YORK (AP) — The relentless series of mass killings across the globe poses a challenge for experts trying to analyze them without lapsing into faulty generalizations. Terms like contagion and copycat killing apply in some cases, not in others, they say, and in certain instances perpetrators' terorist ideology intersects with psychological instability.