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Christian heartland opens window into fight for China's soul

The 62-year-old Chinese shopkeeper had waited nearly his entire adult life to see his dream of building a church come true

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Tesla CEO drops latest bombshell with $72B buyout proposal

Tesla CEO Elon Musk is gearing up to lead a buyout of the electric car maker in a stunning move that would end the maverick company's eight-year history trading on the stock market

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Trump's short-term health plans are cheaper but cover less

Consumers will have more options to buy cheaper, short-term health insurance under a new Trump administration rule, but there's no guarantee the plans will cover pre-existing conditions or provide benefits like coverage of prescription drugs.

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Iran weighs response as US sanctions bite

As Iranians awoke Tuesday to renewed U.S. sanctions that had been lifted by Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, the question on everyone's mind remained: What happens now?

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Manafort lawyer: 'So many lies' Gates can't keep up

In a blistering back-and forth, Paul Manafort's lawyer suggested Tuesday that the star witness in the former Trump campaign chairman's financial fraud trial has told "so many lies" he can't remember all of them.

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SpaceX rocket deploys satellite and lands

A SpaceX rocket launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida early Tuesday

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 7, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

Largest wildfire in California history still growing

Wildfires tearing through trees and brush, rampaging up hillsides and incinerating neighborhoods: The place-names change but the devastation is showing signs of becoming the new normal in California

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Psychiatrist: Much is still hidden in theater shooter’s mind

A psychiatrist who spent hours talking with mass murderer James Holmes says that what led Holmes to open fire in a crowded Colorado movie theater was a one-of-a-kind vortex of his mental illness, his personality and his circumstances – and some other, unknown currents that will probably never be uncovered.

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11 dead, nearly 70 wounded in weekend violence in Chicago

At least 11 people were shot to death and about 70 wounded in a weekend burst of violence in Chicago that instantly became a political issue

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Star witness Gates to detail Manafort's finances

One day after coming face-to-face in federal court with his longtime boss, Rick Gates returns to the witness stand as the government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman

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Kids found in rags in New Mexico amid tale of guns, exorcism

A raid on a New Mexico desert compound turned up 11 children wearing rags and living in filth, and also broke open a bizarre tale

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10 Things to Know for Today | August 6, 2018

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today

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5 killed when small plane crashes in California parking lot

Ella Pham said it was a painful thing to see

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Venezuela detains 6, hunts more in drone attack on Maduro

Investigators hunting for assailants behind a failed attempt to assassinate President Nicolas Maduro with explosives-laden drones have raided hotels and seized vehicles while grilling six suspects for details of the plot

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Police: Baby's body pulled from water near Brooklyn Bridge

Authorities are investigating the death of a baby who was found floating in the water near the Brooklyn Bridge on Sunday

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Yemen: US allies spin deals with al-Qaida in war on rebels

Again and again over the past two years, a military coalition led by Saudi Arabia and backed by the United States has claimed it won decisive victories that drove al-Qaida militants from their strongholds across Yemen and shattered their ability to attack the West

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At least 98 dead after quake slams Indonesian island

At least 98 dead after quake slams Indonesian island

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Trump acknowledges purpose of meeting with Russian lawyer

President Donald Trump on Sunday acknowledged that the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between a Kremlin-connected lawyer and his son was to collect information about his political opponent, casting new light on a moment central to the special counsel's Russia probe.

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Las Vegas gunman became unstable but didn't raise suspicions

KEN RITTER, MICHELLE L. PRICE and MICHAEL BALSAMO, Associated Press

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Brown asks Trump for wildfire aid as California battles blazes

Gov. Jerry Brown on Saturday called on President Donald Trump to help California fight and recover from another devastating wildfire season.

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Fights break out between groups of demonstrators at rally

Small scuffles broke out Saturday as police in Portland, Oregon, deployed "flash bang" devices and other means to disperse hundreds of right-wing and self-described anti-fascist protesters

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Astronauts picked for SpaceX, Boeing capsule test flights

NASA on Friday assigned the astronauts who will ride the first commercial capsules into orbit next year and bring crew launches back to the U.S.

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Crackdown on 'bots' sweeps up people who tweet often

Nina Tomasieski logs on to Twitter before the sun rises

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All eyes on 'right-hand man' in Manafort trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The bookkeeper said Paul Manafort submitted fake financial documents