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Ex-NY Senate leader Skelos gets new trial in corruption case

NEW YORK — Former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos has been granted a new trial in his corruption case. A federal appeals court said Tuesday the jury was wrongly instructed.
Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

Trump says he'll visit Puerto Rico next Tuesday

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump says he'll visit hurricane-ravaged Puerto Rico next Tuesday.
McConnell: Debate over nation's health care will continue

McConnell: Debate over nation's health care will continue

WASHINGTON — The partisan battle over the country's health care system will "certainly continue," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday.
Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

Experts: NKorea lacks ability, intent to attack US planes

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Military analysts say North Korea doesn't have either the capability or the intent to attack U.S. bombers and fighter jets, despite the country's top diplomat saying it has every right do so.

Swedish passenger train collides with armoured vehicle

COPENHAGEN — A passenger train collided with an armoured vehicle in southern Sweden Tuesday, injuring the train driver and three military staff, authorities said. The accident happened near Trosa, south of Stockholm, on Tuesday, police said.
Tillerson to meet top Cuba envoy amid probe into 'attacks'

Tillerson to meet top Cuba envoy amid probe into 'attacks'

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet Tuesday with Cuba's top diplomat, U.S. officials said, as the United States is seeking answers about mysterious "attacks" on its diplomats in Havana.
Idina Menzel marries one-time 'Rent' co-star Aaron Lohr

Idina Menzel marries one-time 'Rent' co-star Aaron Lohr

LOS ANGELES — "Frozen" star Idina Menzel has married actor Aaron Lohr. Menzel posted wedding pictures to her Facebook page on Monday, writing: "Wanted to let you know... married the love of my life Aaron Lohr this weekend at our home.

AP Newsbreak: Saudis threaten fallout if Yemen probe passes

GENEVA — Saudi Arabia has threatened other countries over a proposed resolution at the U.N.'s leading human rights body that would send international, independent investigators into war-torn Yemen.

US consumer confidence takes a hit from hurricanes

WASHINGTON — American consumers feel a bit less confident this month, their spirits pulled down by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma. The Conference Board says its consumer confidence index fell to 119.8 in September from 120.4 in August.
Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

Palestinian kills 3 Israelis in settlement near Jerusalem

JERUSALEM — A Palestinian gunman on Tuesday killed three Israeli security men and critically wounded a fourth outside a West Bank settlement before being shot dead, in one of the deadliest attacks of a two-year spate of violence.