09.22.20179:22 AM ET
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un lobbed a string of insults at President Donald Trump on Friday, calling him a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" and hinting at a frightening new weapon test.It was the first time for a North Korean leader to issue such a direct statement against a U.S. president, dramatically escalating the war of words between the former wartime foes and raising the international nuclear standoff to a new level.
09.22.20179:03 AM ET
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — So much for keeping the U.S.-North Korea crisis a country-to-country war of words. North Korea's dictator, taking his cue from America's president, has made it a decidedly personal matter.Put aside for a moment the name-calling — "Rocket Man" from Donald Trump earlier this week, "mentally deranged U.S. dotard" from Kim Jong Un in comments released Friday. What really stands out is the overall tone of Kim's first-person response — the first of its kind from the North, Seoul says.
09.22.20178:21 AM ET
NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump has added economic sanctions to his fiery military threats against North Korea, and renewed his rhetorical offensive against Kim Jong Un on Friday, calling the reclusive leader "obviously a madman."Trump's move to punish foreign companies that deal with the North was the latest salvo in a U.S.-led campaign to isolate and impoverish Kim's government until his country halts its missile and nuclear tests. Trump announced the measures Thursday as he met leaders from South Korea and Japan, the nations most immediately imperiled by North Korea's threats of a military strike.
09.22.201711:04 AM ET
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The eye of Hurricane Maria was nearing the Turks and Caicos early Friday as Puerto Rico sought to recover from the storm's devastation.Two days after Maria ravaged Puerto Rico, flooding towns, crushing homes and killing at least two people, millions on the island faced the dispiriting prospect of weeks and perhaps months without electricity. The storm knocked out the entire grid across the U.S. territory of 3.4 million, leaving many without power.
09.22.20179:57 AM ET
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Survivors are still being pulled from rubble in Mexico City as rescue operations stretch into a fourth day Friday, spurring hope among desperate relatives gathered at the sites of buildings collapsed by a magnitude 7.1 earthquake.Mexico's federal police said several people were lifted out of the debris of two buildings Thursday. Rescuers removed or broke through slabs until they found cracks that allowed workers to wiggle through to reach the victims, then lift them to safety. The city government said 60 people in all had been rescued since the quake hit at midday Tuesday.
09.22.201710:05 AM ET
GREENBURGH, N.Y. (AP) — The New York Knicks say they expect Carmelo Anthony will attend training camp when they report next week.The Knicks had been looking for ways to trade their All-Star forward dating to last season under former president Phil Jackson. But they haven't found any deal and said Friday they plan on him attending media day on Monday and the first day of practice on Tuesday.
09.22.20177:19 AM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — What many expected to be a typical Thursday night snoozer between a couple of teams lacking star power turned into quite a thriller.With Jared Goff and Todd Gurley leading a resurgent Rams offense, Brian Hoyer sparking what had been a dormant San Francisco attack and a few late special teams blunders that almost produced an epic comeback, the 41-39 win for Los Angeles over the 49ers was exciting to watch and exhausting for those involved.
09.22.20171:52 AM ET
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — San Francisco's previously dormant offense woke up with five touchdowns, 421 yards and more than enough big plays to win a game.But a worn-down defense and several missed opportunities for more points ended up dooming San Francisco, preventing what was nearly an epic comeback.
09.22.20173:41 AM ET
The Golden State Warriors were the last team standing when the NBA season closed in June. Thanks to a preseason trip to China, they are one of the first teams to get going this season as the league gets up and rolling again.The Warriors and Minnesota Timberwolves will hold their media days on Friday and open training camps Saturday, a few days ahead of the rest of the league as they prepare for an early October trip to China for games in Shanghai and Shenzhen as part of the league's ongoing efforts to grow the game in the basketball-crazy nation.
09.22.20173:09 AM ET
LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The stands of War Memorial Stadium are mostly empty as Josh Allen makes his way toward midfield, ball in hand.Allen is wearing a T-shirt, brown baggy basketball shorts and headphones. Wyoming's game against Oregon is still about 90 minutes away, but the show is about to start. Representatives from 16 NFL teams are gathered on the sideline to see one of the most intriguing quarterback prospects in the country, and he doesn't disappoint. He's big, but nimble, and the ball explodes from his hand effortlessly.