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SWITZERLAND-OBIT-ANNAN — Kofi Annan, one of the world's most celebrated diplomats and a charismatic symbol of the United Nations who rose through its ranks to become the first black African secretary-general, has died. He was 80. SENT: 1,780 words, photos. With SWITZERLAND-OBIT-ANNAN-THE LATEST.




MILITARY PARADE —The cancellation of President Donald Trump's Veterans Day parade came swiftly when senior White House and Pentagon leaders saw the estimated $92 million price tag play out in public, setting off a chaotic volley of tweets and accusations between the president and the mayor of the nation's capital. By Lolita C. Baldor and Catherine Lucey. SENT: 1,070 words,video, photos.

TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-PAPADOPOULOS — A former Trump campaign adviser should spend at least some time in prison for lying to the FBI during the Russia probe, prosecutors working for special counsel Robert Mueller say in a court filing Friday that also revealed several new details about the early days of the investigation. By Chad Day. SENT: 680 words, photo.

RUSSIA PROBE-SENATE — In an interview with the Associated Press, Sen. Richard Burr opens up about the Russia investigation that has now consumed 19 months of his life. He says it has been "frustrating as hell" and much more difficult than he originally envisioned. By Mary Clare Jalonick. SENT: 1,020 words,

TRUMP-OMAROSA —It's not just audiotapes. Omarosa Manigault Newman has a stash of video, emails, text messages and other documentation supporting the claims in her tell-all book about her time in the Trump White House, a person with direct knowledge of the records told The Associated Press. By Darlene Superville. SENT: 590 words, photo.

REPUBLICANS LEFT BEHIND — The ranks of the forgotten Republicans are growing. They are members of Congress, governors and state party leaders who have been left behind by President Donald Trump's Republican Party. Some were forced out. Some chose to leave. Still others continue to serve but do so with a muted voice. The castaways include people like former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake, South Carolina Rep. Mark Sanford and Ohio Gov. John Kasich. By Steve Peoples. SENT: 1,080 words.

HAJJ — Saudi Arabia is preparing to host the annual hajj pilgrimage beginning Sunday, as over 1.6 million Muslim faithful from abroad have arrived in the ultraconservative kingdom. The pilgrimage represents one of the five pillars of Islam and is required of all able-bodied Muslims once in their life. SENT: 890 words, photos. With HAJJ-Q&A — The five-day hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia and its significance in Islam (sent).




GUNSHOTS-FOOTBALL GAME — A high school football stadium has been evacuated after gunshots rang out during a practice football game in South Florida. SENT: 120 words.

VIETNAM-JAILED ACTIVIST — The United States says it's deeply concerned over Vietnam's conviction and sentencing of an activist this week, calling the trend of increased arrests and harsh sentences of government critics troubling. SENT: 120 words, photo.

INDONESIA-EARTHQUAKE — A strong earthquake located far below the Earth's surface has shaken an area in Indonesia's Flores Sea, causing shaking on land but no damage. SENT: 160 words.




TRUMP-RUSSIA PROBE-MANAFORT —The judge in Paul Manafort's financial fraud trial saiys he has received threats and he fears for the "peace and safety" of the jurors deciding the fate of the former Trump campaign chairman. SENT: 510 words, photos, video.

TRUMP HOTEL LAWSUIT — Justice Department lawyers asked a federal judge to let them file a legal appeal that could, for now, keep President Donald Trump's critics from getting access to financial records related to his Washington, D.C., hotel. SENT: 560 words, photo.




UNITED NATIONS-PROTECTING PALESTINIANS — Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said in a new report that options to protect Palestinian civilians under Israeli occupation range from establishing an armed military or police force to deploying civilian observers or beefing up the U.N. presence on the ground. SENT: 800 words.

TAIWAN-CHINA-MISSILES — Taiwan is responding to China's arms buildup by developing missiles and interceptors of its own that could reduce Beijing's military advantage over the self-ruled island, defense experts say. SENT: 840 words, photos.

AFGHANISTAN — The leader of the Taliban said Saturday there will be no peace in Afghanistan as long as the foreign "occupation" continues, reiterating the group's position that the 17-year war can only be brought to an end through direct talks with the United States. SENT: 500 words, photo.

PAKISTAN-POLITICS — Pakistan's cricket star-turned-politician Imran Khan was sworn in as prime minister on Saturday despite protests by opposition parties, which accuse the security services of intervening on his behalf in last month's elections. SENT: 480 words, photos.

ITALY-BRIDGE COLLASPE — Italy's president spoke quiet words of comfort to families of many of the dead in the Genoa bridge collapse at state funeral held on the city's fair grounds. The unofficial death toll in Tuesday's collapse rose to 42 after rescuers found four bodies. SENT: 460 words, photos. With ITALY-BRIDGE COLLASPE-THE LATEST.

INDIA-MONSOON FLOODING —Thousands of stranded people were waiting for rescue Saturday and officials pleaded for more help as relentless monsoon floods battered the south Indian state of Kerala, where more than 190 have died in a little over a week and much of the state is partially submerged. SENT: 410 words, photos.




COLORADO FAMILY KILLED — The bodies of two young girls were submerged in crude oil for four days before authorities discovered them, according to court documents filed by an attorney defending the girls' father against accusations that he killed his children and wife. SENT: 1,000 words, video, photos.




VENEZUELA-ECONOMIC CRISIS — Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro raises wages for the fifth time this year and says he wanted to peg prices to the nation's fledgling cryptocurrency as part of a package of measures that economists say is likely to accelerate hyperinflation. SENT: 540 words, photo.




ARETHA FRANKLIN-MTV VMAs — The MTV Video Music Awards plans on honoring the legacy of Aretha Franklin — they're just not sure how they will do it. The VMAs will air live Monday. Show executive producer Jesse Ignjatovic tells The Associated Press that his team is "working on a lot of different options." SENT: 120 words, photo, video.

MUSIC-JANET JACKSON — Janet Jackson's fans were so energetic at an event for her new single that one fan chimed in so the icon could speak without interruption. "Everybody be quiet — we can't hear her," a girl yelled, as Jackson and the rest of the packed room at Samsung 837 in New York burst into laughter. The excitement was around Jackson's festive song "Made for Now," which features Puerto Rican rapper Daddy Yankee. By Music Writer Mesfin Fekadu. SENT: 130 words, photos.




FBN-BILLS-BROWNS — Buffalo quarterback AJ McCarron suffered a potentially serious right shoulder injury in the Bills' 19-17 win over the Cleveland Browns. McCarron, who is competing with Nathan Peterman and rookie Josh Allen for the starting job, was injured at some point in the first half. The Bills didn't announce he was hurt until the fourth quarter. Allen and Peterman each threw TD passes. By Tom Withers. SENT: 1020 words, photos.




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