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FILE - In this May 3, 2019, photo, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani speaks on the last day of the Afghan Loya Jirga meeting in Kabul, Afghanistan. Taliban officials have told The Associated Press that three Taliban prisoners released by Kabul have been flown to Qatar for a swap for an American and an Australian hostage held by the insurgents. The three Taliban prisoners were to have been freed more than one week ago by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul, File)
The Latest: Taliban say they freed US and Australian hostageThe Latest: Taliban official says 2 hostages, an American and an Australian, freed in Afghanistan’s Zabul province
The Associated Press26 minutes ago
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2019, file photo, former Sri Lankan President Mahinda Rajapaksa, left, and his brother and former Defense Secretary Gotabaya Rajapaksa wave to supporters during a party convention held to announce the presidential candidacy in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Rajapaksa is credited with helping end the country’s long civil war and is revered as a hero by the Sinhalese Buddhist majority. He comfortably won Saturday’s presidential election with about 52% of the ballots. But minorities largely voted for his opponent, fearing Rajapaksa because of allegations of wartime human rights violations against him. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena, File)
Sri Lanka’s new president may struggle to form governmentSri Lanka’s newly elected president, Gotabaya Rajapaksa, may struggle to consolidate his victory
The Associated Press28 minutes ago
In this Nov. 16, 2019, photo, a woman walks by a poster of Pope Francis at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, southern Japan. Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, ground zero for the Christian experience in a nation where the Catholic leader once dreamed of living as a missionary. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Rich in dramatic Catholic history, Nagasaki awaits the popePope Francis to start his visit to Japan in Nagasaki, the city where Christianity first took hold in the country and where nearly 500 years later it remains steeped blood-soaked symbolism, both religious and political
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick participates in a workout for NFL football scouts and media, Saturday, Nov. 16, 2019, in Riverdale, Ga. (AP Photo/Todd Kirkland)
NFL’s wild Week 11 included Garrett, Kaepernick, MexicoWeek 11 was the most eventful of the NFL’s centennial season so far, featuring Myles Garrett’s indefinite suspension, Colin Kaepernick’s last-minute audible and a return to Mexico City with poor field conditions.
The Associated Press1 hour ago
Pope Francis salutes faithful in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican at the end of an audience with members of parish evangelization services, Monday, Nov. 18, 2019. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)
Vatican financial watchdog now a ‘shell’ after police raidA board member of the Vatican’s financial watchdog agency is resigning following a controversial Vatican police raid that resulted in the agency’s suspension from the global communications network of financial intelligence units
The Associated Press1 hour ago
FILE - In this Nov. 28, 2018, file photo, New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski speaks to the media after an NFL football practice  in Foxborough, Mass. Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl. He will not be preparing for kickoff with Tom Brady and the rest of his old New England teammates. Instead, the man who retired from the Patriots and the NFL in March will be hosting his first Super Bowl party. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
Gronkowski will be in Miami for Super Bowl as party hostRob Gronkowski will be in Miami for the Super Bowl hosting his own music festival and party day before big game
The Associated Press1 hour ago
People visit planes during the opening day of the Dubai Airshow, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. The biennial airshow opened as major Gulf airlines rein back big-ticket purchases after a staggering $140 billion in new orders were announced at the 2013 show before global oil prices collapsed. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)
Airbus secures sale of 12 A320neos with Europe’s easyJetAirbus says British budget carrier easyJet to buy 12 more A320neos, bringing total order for single-aisle plane to 159
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers throws a pass during the first half of an NFL football game against the Kansas City Chiefs Monday, Nov. 18, 2019, in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
Rivers’ 4 INTs are latest chapter in turnover-plagued seasonPhilip Rivers went down slinging in Mexico in his first four-interception game in three years for the Chargers
The Associated Press2 hours ago
Turkey issues warrants for 133 officers over coup linksTurkey's state-run news agency says prosecutors have issued warrants for the detention of 133 military officers over suspected links to the U.S.-based Muslim cleric who is blamed by Ankara for a failed coup attempt in 2016
The Associated Press2 hours ago
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