Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace.
Tears flow as Mexico Beach residents come home after Michael
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered.
Democrats target once-heavily GOP Orange County, California
FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Pushy midday shoppers nose their carts through the Korean market, stocking up on bottled kimchi and seaweed spring rolls.
Trump asks Turkey for audio, video evidence on Khashoggi
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. has asked Turkey for a recording that could reveal gruesome details of what happened to Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, President Donald Trump said Wednesday.
'Horseface': Does it matter that Trump ridicules women?
WASHINGTON (AP) — Suffice it to say that "Horseface" and porn actress Stormy Daniels aren't what Republicans want to talk about three weeks from the midterm elections — or ever.
Police search Saudi consul's home in Khashoggi case
ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish crime-scene investigators searched the home of the Saudi consul general in Istanbul on Wednesday in the disappearance of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, and a pro-government newspaper published a gruesome account of the journalist's alleged slaying.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump distorts migrant policy, Russia probe
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump mischaracterized his immigration-law achievements, the plight of children taken from parents at the Mexico border and what's known about Russia's interference in the 2016 election in his wide-ranging interview with The Associated Press.
Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns suffering from opioid withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical issues on her plane.
Puppeteer who played Big Bird on 'Sesame Street' retiring
WOODSTOCK, Conn. (AP) — The puppeteer who has played Big Bird on "Sesame Street" is retiring after nearly 50 years on the show. Caroll Spinney announced in a statement Wednesday that he's handing over Big Bird and his other character, Oscar the Grouch, to younger performers.
Russia: Student gunman kills 17, wounds 40 in Crimea
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian officials said an 18-year-old student attacked his vocational school Wednesday in Crimea, going on a rampage that killed 17 students and left more than 40 people wounded before killing himself.
The Latest: First lady sees newborn victims of opioid crisis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Latest on Melania Trump's visit to a Philadelphia hospital and conference on newborns suffering from opiate withdrawal (all times local): 12:15 p.m.
The Latest: Trump asks for journalist video 'if it exists'
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's remarks on the missing Saudi journalist (all times local): 11:55 a.m. President Donald Trump says the U.S.
Trailing in polls, O'Rourke lays into Cruz in Texas debate
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched.
GOP on defense to explain pre-existing condition protections
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — In ads and speeches, Democratic U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill is pounding Missouri voters with a single message: Her Republican challenger wants to end health insurance protections for people with pre-existing conditions.
Even tech execs fret about their kids' smartphone addictions
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Like a lot of parents, Mike Herrick occasionally sees his 13-year-old daughter getting lost in her smartphone and wonders: Is technology messing with children's brains, even as it enlightens and empowers them in ways that weren't possible when his generation grew up? What sets Herrick apart is his job.
Analysis: Trump's Saudi bet has become much riskier
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump put a big and risky bet on Saudi Arabia and its 33-year-old crown prince. It's now become much riskier.
Trump tells AP he won't accept blame if GOP loses House
WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing the prospect of bruising electoral defeat in congressional elections, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that he won't accept the blame if his party loses control of the House in November, arguing his campaigning and endorsements have helped Republican candidates.
Read the transcript of AP's interview with President Trump
A transcript of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters Catherine Lucey, Zeke Miller and Jonathan Lemire.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. PROBE INTO KHASHOGGI CASE FAR FROM OVER Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in Turkey, where a newspaper detailed the alleged slaying of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in gruesome detail.
Tornadoes are spinning up farther east in US, study finds
WASHINGTON (AP) — Over the past few decades tornadoes have been shifting — decreasing in Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas but spinning up more in states along the Mississippi River and farther east, a new study shows.
TV Review: A Roseanne Barr-less 'The Conners' is a triumph
NEW YORK (AP) — Can there be a "Roseanne" without Roseanne? The answer is yes, indeed. There can even be a pretty good sitcom. And you might not miss her that much.
Bellinger lifts Dodgers over Brewers 2-1 in 13 to tie NLCS
LOS ANGELES (AP) — By the time Manny Machado rounded third base, the Los Angeles Dodgers had already started streaming out of the dugout.
Highlights of AP's interview with President Donald Trump
Highlights of an Oval Office interview Tuesday with President Donald Trump by AP White House reporters. ___ On the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi: "Well, I think we have to find out what happened first.
AP source: Indians complain to MLB about Astros filming
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Houston Astros may be defending more than their World Series title. The champions are under scrutiny after Cleveland filed a complaint to Major League Baseball about a man associated with Houston attempting to film in the Indians' dugout during Game 3 of the AL Division Series last week.
Asian shares climb on strong US corporate earnings, data
SINGAPORE (AP) — Asian markets rose on Wednesday as robust U.S. corporate earnings and encouraging data assuaged worries about softening global growth.

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