Sunday September 23rd, 2018 2:38AM

AP Top News at 4:09 a.m. EDT

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US Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Afghan capital
U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Afghan capital to take stock of war, with emphasis on prospects for drawing at least some Taliban fighters into reconciling with Afghan government
4:08AM ( 7 minutes ago )
China's Xi further expanding power with anti-corruption body
Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping has moved to further expand his powers with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency
4:06AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Nepal crash followed apparent confusion over plane's path
Police say a plane crash at Nepal's main airport killed 49 of the 71 people on board, as an investigation was ordered into the cause of an accident that occurred after apparent confusion over landing instructions
3:35AM ( 40 minutes ago )
Associated Press (AP)
Previously withheld UCLA video shows heckling of Mnuchin
UCLA has released previously withheld video showing the near-constant heckling of Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin during a moderated talk about the economy
1:25AM ( 2 hours ago )
Texas bombs likely connected; no obvious links among sites
Three package bombs left on doorsteps in suburban neighborhoods have exploded in less than two weeks in Texas' capital city, killing two people and wounding two others
1:25AM ( 2 hours ago )
Military reviews rules for helmet cams after Niger attack
U.S. military leaders are weighing stricter guidelines for helmet cameras on the battlefield after Islamic State-linked fighters in Niger exploited footage taken by a fallen American soldier to make a propaganda video
1:14AM ( 3 hours ago )
AP National News
National Geographic acknowledges past racist coverage
National Geographic magazine acknowledges its past racist coverage of the world in its April issue about race
11:34PM ( 4 hours ago )
Draft GOP report: No coordination between Trump and Russia
Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee have completed a draft report concluding there was no collusion or coordination between Donald Trump's presidential campaign and Russia
11:28PM ( 4 hours ago )
Church of Scientology launches TV channel
Scientology's new TV channel puts its members and founder in the spotlight.
11:04PM ( 5 hours ago )
Top General short headlines
US Defense Secretary Mattis arrives in Afghan capital
U.S. Defense Secretary arrives in Afghan capital to take stock of war, with emphasis on prospects for drawing at least some Taliban fighters into reconciling with Afghan government
4:08AM ( 7 minutes ago )
China's Xi further expanding power with anti-corruption body
Following passage of a constitutional amendment potentially making him president-for-life, China's Xi Jinping has moved to further expand his powers with the establishment of a powerful new anti-corruption agency
4:06AM ( 10 minutes ago )
Nepal crash followed apparent confusion over plane's path
Police say a plane crash at Nepal's main airport killed 49 of the 71 people on board, as an investigation was ordered into the cause of an accident that occurred after apparent confusion over landing instructions
3:35AM ( 40 minutes ago )
Rebel group vows to fight and not leave Syria's Ghouta
Largest rebel group in besieged suburbs of the Syrian capital Damascus vows not to leave the area and to continue fight advancing government forces
3:28AM ( 47 minutes ago )
UConn, Irish, Louisville, Miss St top seeds in women's NCAAs
UConn, Notre Dame, Louisville and Mississippi State are the No. 1 seeds in the women's basketball NCAA Tournament
2:41AM ( 1 hour ago )