Indians stand at the entrance to a McDonald's outlet in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

McDonald’s to close 169 outlets in India in franchise battle

NEW DELHI (AP) — McDonald's India has announced it will close nearly 170 McDonald's outlets in northern and eastern India after the American fast...
In this undated picture provided by the Osnabrueck , Germany, police department, ecstacy pills are on display.

German police seize thousands of ‘Trump’ ecstasy tablets

BERLIN (AP) — German police say they have seized thousands of tablets of the party drug ecstasy in the shape of Donald Trump's head,...
Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet, Scott Swift answers questions during a press conference with the USS John S. McCain and USS America docked in the background at Singapore's Changi naval base on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Singapore.

Some remains of sailors found on USS John McCain

BY ANNABELLE LIANG SINGAPORE (AP) — Navy divers searching a flooded compartment of the USS John S. McCain found remains of some of the...
U.S. Pacific Command Commander Adm. Harry Harris Jr., front, answers questions during a press conference as Commander of the U.S. 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Brigadier Gen. Sean Gainey, left, Lt. Gen. Samuel A. Greaves, director of the United States Missile Defense Agency, second from left, Gen. John Hyten, commander of the United States Strategic Command, third from left, United States Forces Korea Commander Gen. Vincent Brooks, second from right, and deputy Commander of the South Korea-U.S. Combined Force Command Gen. Kim Byeong-joo, right, stand in front of two PAC-3 launching station at Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017.

As NKorea vows response, US dismisses calls to pause drills

BY LEE JIN-MAN and HYUNG-JIN KIM OSAN AIR BASE, South Korea (AP) — As North Korea vowed "merciless retaliation" against U.S.-South Korean military drills that...
This Jan. 21, 2014, file photo shows American film producer and director Joss Whedon at the screening of "Much Ado About Nothing" in Paris.

Joss Whedon’s ex-wife alleges infidelity in scathing essay

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The ex-wife of director Joss Whedon writes in a scathing essay that the filmmaker known for holding up feminist ideals...
In this Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, file photo, then Treasury Secretary-designate Stephen Mnuchin and his then-fiancee, Louise Linton, arrive on Capitol Hill in Washington, for the presidential inauguration of Donald Trump.

Mnuchin’s wife touts fashion labels, slams critic

WASHINGTON (AP) — Louise Linton, the wife of Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, blasted as "adorably out of touch" a person who criticized her Instagram...
In this Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009, file photo, Jerry Lewis accepts the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award by the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences during the Oscars telecast during the 81st Academy Awards, in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles.

Coroner: Jerry Lewis’ cause of death released

BY KEN RITTER LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities in Las Vegas say Jerry Lewis died of heart disease, but the wording of his death...
Tan Hua Chiow, a retired Singapore naval officer shows a naval chart and explains to The Associated Press the flow of traffic at sea around the Strait of Singapore on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, in Singapore.

Busy waters around Singapore carry a host of hazards

BY ANNABELLE LIANG and WONG MAYE-E SINGAPORE (AP) — The shipping lanes around Singapore, among the world's busiest, carry a host of challenges to safe...