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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A growing consumer demand for Alaska cruises has put the state back in the million-passenger club as it rebounds after a leaner stretch. And next year is expected to be even better with larger capacity ships added to the Far North lineup.
PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Singapore's defense minister says countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea.

Boston Red Sox's David Ortiz waves to fans as he is honored before the Red Sox's baseball game against the Toronto Blue Jays at Fenway Park, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Boston. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)BOSTON (AP) — David Ortiz isn't quite finished with the late-inning heroics.


Minnesota Twins starter Tyler Duffey, left, listens to catcher John Murphy during the first inning of a baseball game against the Chicago White Sox, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)CHICAGO (AP) — Minnesota manager Paul Molitor acknowledged he can't wait until the season is over. And that was before having to watch Carlos Rodon tie an AL record by striking out the first seven Twins and Tim Anderson flirt with the cycle for the White Sox.


China's manufacturing sector has also been supported by a rise in the property marketManufacturing activity in China continued its rebound in September on improving production and demand, government data showed Saturday - a positive sign for the world's second-largest economy. The official purchasing managers' index (PMI) came in at 50.4 for September - exactly the same level as in August, which was its highest since October 2014 - figures from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) showed. Investors closely watch the PMI readings, which gauge conditions at Chinese factories and mines, as the first indicator of the health of the economy each month.


NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black boxHere's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. THE INVESTIGATION The National Transportation ...


Washington wide receiver John Ross (1) celebrates with wide receiver Andre Baccellia (19) after Ross caught a pass for a touchdown against Stanford in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Jake Browning threw for 210 yards and three touchdowns, Myles Gaskin added 100 yards and two scores, and No. 10 Washington was dominant on both sides, overwhelming No. 7 Stanford 44-6 on Friday night.


This NOAA satellite image taken Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 at 12:45 AM EDT shows strengthening Hurricane Matthew moving westward at 14 MPH across the Caribbean basin. Max sustained winds on Matthew are up to 100 MPH as of 0600 UTC, with some of the outer bands affecting Puerto Rico and Hispaniola. Forecast tracks have Matthew continuing to push westward and strengthening for another few days before turning northward. (NOAA/Weather Underground via AP)KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and rain.


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Giants left fielder Angel Pagan body-slammed a male fan who ran onto the field into the outfield grass at AT&T Park during the fourth inning against the Los Angeles Dodgers on Friday night.

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept testThe United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.


New York Mets' Jeurys Familia (27), James Loney (28), Yoenis Cespedes (52), Juan Lagares (12), Jose Reyes (7) and Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A look at what's happening around the majors Saturday:


Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea at 1845 GMT on September 29, 2016Miami (AFP) - Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean picked up strength late Friday and became a powerful Category 5 storm, the US National Hurricane Center said.


 

30, 2016. . Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum, Friday, Sept.

 

Donald Trump is holding German Chancellor Angela Merkel up as a model leader after months of repeatedly railing against her for "ruining Germany" by accepting an influx of refugees from Syria. Trump was asked Thursday by New England's NECN to name a world leader he admires.

 

Democrat Hillary Clinton said from Iowa on Thursday that she was sending her "thoughts and prayers" to the victims and their families. She says the crash was personal to her as a New York resident, and she called it a "horrible accident."

 

The fatal shooting by police of a mentally unstable California man and the anguished response of his sister who had called 911 seeking help highlight the risks of a U.S. system that often relies on law enforcement to respond to mental health crises. Alfred Olango, 38, a Ugandan-born immigrant, was shot by one officer even as another, who had been trained to deal with mentally ill people, attempted to subdue him with a Taser, police said.

 

28, 2016. He is accu... . Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore gets a standing ovation from supporters as he arrives for his ethics trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala.... .

 

Trump told Fox News host Bill O'Reilly Wednesday night that he "saved her job because they wanted to fire her for putting on so much weight." Trump says he said, "'Don't do that, let her try and lose the weight.'

 

It turns out 1996 Miss Universe winner Alicia Machado, cited by Hillary Clinton in the first presidential debate as an example of Donald Trump's mistreatment of women, has a complicated past. Shortly after she won her crown in the late '90s, a judge in Venezuela accused Machado of threatening to kill him after he indicted her then-boyfriend for attempted murder.

 
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump dropped the first debate of the 2016 presidential cycle to his Democratic rival. That was partly because the moderator, NBC News' Lester Holt, turned in one of the most biased performances in the history of presidential debates.
 

Seven months after Pope Francis made history by visiting this city once considered the deadliest in the Americas, pedestrians can still see a billboard celebrating his visit looming right across the border over downtown El Paso. It's a reminder that the papal visit to Ciudad Jurez was meant to honor the region's binational culture and resilience as much as its primary religion.

 

Twenty years ago, a 911 call to the emergency dispatch center in Boulder, Colorado, launched a mystery that continues to perplex, confound and fascinate: What happened to JonBenet Ramsey ? "We have a kidnapping," her frantic mother, Patsy Ramsey, said over the phone, just before 6 a.m. on Dec. 26, 1996. "There's a note left and our daughter's gone.

 

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