Palestinians aim to promote local cinema with new award

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- A Palestinian film organization has launched a new cinema award in an attempt to stimulate the local filmmaking industry and promote cinema culture in the Palestinian territories. Filmlab, a local nonprofit backed by European partners, hopes the "Sunbird Prize" will grow to become the Palestinian version of the Oscars. A jury of four Palestinians and two European cinema experts chose Thursday night's winners.

Obama heads to the West aiming to boost Democrats' prospects

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama is heading to Nevada -- looking to give a boost to Hillary Clinton and help Democrats retake control of the Senate. Some of the president's recent trips have also focused on competitive presidential states with close Senate races, too. The Senate's top Democrat, Harry Reid, is retiring after serving out a fifth term, and Obama is trying to keep it in party hands.

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FATAL TOUR BUS CRASH UPDATE: At least 7 dead in tour bus crash in California DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- The California Highway Patrol says at least seven people have died after a tour bus and a semi-truck crashed on a freeway near Palm Springs. CHP Officer Stephanie Hamilton confirmed the fatalities to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs ( ) as of 7:30 a.m. Sunday.

At least 7 dead after tour bus, truck crash in California

DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. (AP) -- A tour bus and a semi-truck crashed on a highway in Southern California early Sunday, killing at least seven people, the California Highway Patrol said. CHP Officer Stephanie Hamilton confirmed the fatalities to the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs ( ) as of 7:30 a.m. Firefighters removed more bodies using ladders to climb into the bus' windows, the newspaper reported.

Mourinho humiliated on Chelsea return as Man United lose 4-0

LONDON (AP) -- Jose Mourinho was humiliated on his return to Chelsea as his Manchester United defense was brutally exposed in a 4-0 loss Sunday by its ruthless hosts, who scored after only 30 seconds. The Chelsea boss endured chants of "You're not special anymore" from home fans who adored the self-styled "Special One" when he was delivering titles across two spells in charge of the London club.

Giants' 4 interceptions key in 17-10 win over Rams in London

LONDON (AP) -- The New York Giants capitalized on four interceptions of Case Keenum to defeat the Los Angeles Rams 17-10 Sunday in the first NFL game played at London's home of English rugby. Keenum, coming off the best start of his career, had the Rams at the Giants 15-yard line with 50 seconds left when he lobbed a pass in the left corner of the end zone that Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie picked off.

SC woman fatally shot as family gathered before funeral

GASTON, N.C. (AP) -- Police say a South Carolina woman was fatally shot by a stray bullet as she gathered with family inside a Gastonia home before her sister-in-law's funeral. Media outlets report 37-year-old Jacobia Lane of Sumter, South Carolina, was sitting on a couch in her brother's home about 12:30 a.m. Saturday when someone outside fired about 30 bullets. Lane was hit in the back of her head.

Former Olympic Figure Skater Scott Hamilton Diagnosed With Third Brain Tumor

(NEW YORK) -- Scott Hamilton is facing a third bout with a brain tumor. A rep for the former Olympic figure skater confirmed to ABC News that Hamilton, 58, has "a recurrence of his benign brain tumor." Hamilton, who first opened up about his diagnosis to People magazine, was previously diagnosed with brain tumors in 2004 and 2010. He was also beat testicular cancer in 1997.

Freed hostages brought to Kenya, after being held in Somalia

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Twenty-six Asian sailors freed after being held hostage by Somali pirates for more than four years arrived in Nairobi on Sunday. The sailors were released after a ransom was paid, and international mediators said it "represents the end of captivity for the last remaining seafarers taken hostage during the height of Somali piracy.

Ballot selfies: A look at where they are allowed or not

Secrecy in the voting booth has become a thing of the past for those ready to share their views and daily lives on social media, but laws nationwide are mixed on whether voters are allowed to take pictures of themselves voting and their ballots. How states handle the question: ___ STATES WHERE BALLOT SELFIES ARE ALLOWED CONNECTICUT: No law bans ballot selfies, according to Patrick Gallahue, a spokesman for Secretary of State Denise Merrill.

Charlotte Motor Speedway collecting bottled water for hurricane victims

Charlotte Motor Speedway and SMI Properties will be taking donations of bottled water and heavy duty trash bags for Hurricane Matthew flood victims in central and eastern North Carolina. They'll be distributed in partnership with the American Red Cross to communities in need. Monetary donations also will be accepted. The drive will run noon to…

UMaine professor dies conducting research in Antarctica

ORONO, Maine (AP) -- A University of Maine professor has died while conducting research in Antarctica. The university says 50-year-old Gordon Hamilton died Saturday when the snowmobile he was riding hit a crevasse and he fell 100 feet. He had been in Antarctica doing research for the National Science Foundation. His work focused on the role of ice and glaciers in the climate system.

Somali extremists retake town in central Somalia

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) -- Islamic extremist rebels recaptured a town in central Somalia after African Union and Somali troops pulled out Sunday, according to residents. Heavily armed al-Shabab fighters retook Halgan town soon after troops left, said a town elder, Ahmed Sabriye. The militants raised their black banner over the town which lies on a major highway between Beledweyne, the provincial capital of Hiran region, and Buloburte town, he said.

McCoy active for Buffalo at Miami despite tight hamstring

Buffalo running back LeSean McCoy, the NFL's second-leading rusher, is active for Sunday's game at Miami despite leaving practice Wednesday after experiencing tightness in one of his hamstrings. McCoy is second in the league behind Dallas' Ezekiel Elliott with 587 yards rushing for the Bills (4-2), who have won four straight games after an 0-2 start.

Poles stage new protests over planned abortion restrictions

WARSAW, Poland (AP) -- Polish women again donned black and took to the streets on Sunday, launching another round of protests against efforts by the nation's conservative leaders to tighten Poland's already restrictive abortion law. A large group gathered Sunday outside the parliament building in Warsaw, chanting "We have had enough!" Polish media reported that similar protests were happening in cities and towns across the country.

The Latest: Obama heads to Nevada to boost Clinton campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Latest on 2016 presidential race (all times EDT): 1:15 p.m. President Barack Obama is heading to Nevada to boost Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and help Democrats in their bid to retake control of the Senate. Some of the president's recent trips have focused on competitive states with close Senate races.

Coroner: 32-year-old man fatally shot in North Charleston

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) -- North Charleston police are investigating the shooting death of a 32-year-old man. Dorchester County Coroner Alice Durr says Curtis Jerome Franks of North Charleston was fatally shot about 10 p.m. Saturday. Durr says Franks was with several other people when he was shot in a parking lot of a townhome complex.

Teen dies after crashing into pole in Spartanburg County

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) -- Spartanburg County authorities say a 16-year-old driver died after crashing into a power pole. Coroner Rusty Clevenger says Haven Olivia Blackwell of Greenville died in the single-vehicle crash. Highway Patrol troopers report Blackwell's vehicle ran off the right side of the road about 4 a.m. Sunday, hit the pole and overturned.

Palestinians arrest 4 who attended settler celebration

RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) -- Four Palestinians have been detained for attending a Jewish holiday celebration in a West Bank settlement, according to Palestinian officials. A senior Palestinian security official said Sunday that "any Palestinian cooperation with settlers is viewed as violating the law, as he cooperates with the enemy." He spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not permitted to discuss the matter.