Updated at 1:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Hurricane Patricia zoomed from tropical storm to record-beater in 30 hours flat like a jet-fueled sports car.

Updated at 1:20 AM

PUERTO VALLARTA, Mexico (AP) " Hurricane Patricia roared ashore in southwestern Mexico as a Category 5 storm Friday evening, bringing lashing rains, surging seas and cyclonic winds hours after it peaked as one of the strongest storms ever recorded.

Updated at 11:57 PM

LATAKIA, Syria (AP) " Nearly a month of Russian airstrikes in Syria has boosted morale at a refugee camp in a suburb of this coastal city, where residents displaced by the long civil war had words of praise Friday for President Vladimir Putin and...

Updated at 10:36 PM

MIAMI (AP) " Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump dismissed polls that show him trailing Dr. Ben Carson in Iowa, calling the retired neurosurgeon "super low-energy" before a boisterous crowd in Miami on Friday night.

Updated at 10:06 PM

NEW ORLEANS (AP) " The pilots of a Black Hawk military helicopter that crashed last March, killing all 11 service members aboard, had disobeyed direct orders by flying into worsening weather, according to an investigation report.

Updated at 9:36 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) " The man charged in the freeway killing of a 4-year-old girl in New Mexico had been previously arrested on aggravated battery, domestic violence and a violent incident involving a gun.

Updated at 9:14 PM

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) " Federal authorities have confiscated shipments of a lethal-injection chemical that Arizona and Texas tried to bring in from abroad, saying such imports are illegal " a move that compounds the nation's severe shortage of...

Updated at 9:08 PM

Hurricane Patricia, the strongest storm recorded in the Western Hemisphere, made landfall Friday along a stunning section of Mexico's Pacific coast that includes the major commercial seaport of Manzanillo and the popular tourist destination of...

Updated at 9:00 PM

PHILADELPHIA (AP) " The Philadelphia Phillies finished the season in the cellar. But that didn't keep the Phanatic from engaging in some rooftop shenanigans.

Updated at 8:59 PM

DETROIT (AP) " A former transportation secretary turned lobbyist selected by the government to monitor the recall of millions of Fiat Chrysler vehicles also represents an air bag maker responsible for millions of recalled vehicles.

Updated at 8:59 PM

BERKASOVO, Serbia (AP) " The latest news as asylum-seekers make their way across Europe by the tens of thousands, fleeing war or seeking a better life. All times local:

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