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  • Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1

    Judge, Sabathia help Yankees beat Astros 8-1

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 4:55 AM EDT2017-10-17 08:55:37 GMT
    NEW YORK (AP) - Back in the Bronx, the Yankees delivered.    Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series.    Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer into the short porch in right field in the second...
    NEW YORK (AP) - Back in the Bronx, the Yankees delivered.    Greeted by an array of "All Rise" signs in a ballpark that fits their style, Aaron Judge hit a three-run homer and made a pair of sparkling catches, leading CC Sabathia and the New York Yankees over the Houston Astros 8-1 Monday night and cutting their deficit to 2-1 in the AL Championship Series.    Todd Frazier hit a go-ahead, three-run homer into the short porch in right field in the second...
  • 911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

    911 calls on nursing home dying: 'Oh my God, this is crazy'

    Monday, October 16 2017 11:40 PM EDT2017-10-17 03:40:54 GMT

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.

    FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - At first there was no hint of distress in the 911 calls, no sense of a crisis unfolding. But newly released emergency calls from a sweltering Florida nursing home that lost its air conditioning to Hurricane Irma showed staffers becoming increasingly agitated by a disaster that would eventually claim 14 elderly lives.

  • Man builds 2-story 'Star Wars' vehicle replica for Halloween

    Man builds 2-story 'Star Wars' vehicle replica for Halloween

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:26 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:26:23 GMT
    Photo: TwitterPhoto: Twitter
    PARMA, Ohio (AP) - A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.    Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home.    Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic and simply thought the display wou...
    PARMA, Ohio (AP) - A two-story, "Star Wars"-inspired Halloween yard display in Ohio should be enough to make any trick-or-treating Darth Vader proud.    Nick Meyer has built a replica four-legged All Terrain Armored Transport, or AT-AT walker, nearly as tall as his Parma home.    Meyer tells Cleveland.com he used wood, hard foam and plastic barrels. He says he enjoys the "Star Wars" movies but isn't a fanatic and simply thought the display wou...
  • Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

    Bergdahl expected to plead guilty in desertion case

    Monday, October 16 2017 9:15 AM EDT2017-10-16 13:15:33 GMT
    Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform.Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl shown in captivity by the Taliban in Afghanistan and in US Army uniform.
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.    The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he's expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.    It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prose...
    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is expected to plead guilty Monday to charges that he endangered comrades by walking away from a remote post in Afghanistan in 2009.    The U.S. Army said Bergdahl asked to enter his plea before the military judge at Fort Bragg. The Associated Press previously reported that he's expected to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy.    It's not clear if Bergdahl, 31, has a deal with prose...
  • 1 missing after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    1 missing after oil rig explodes on Louisiana lake

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:41:57 GMT
    PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017PHOTO: Louisiana Oil Rig Explosion in Lake Pontchartrain, Photo Date: 10/15/2017
    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.    According to The Times-Picayune, Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting.    Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said in a news release that reports came into the Emergency Operations ce...
    KENNER, La. (AP) - Rescuers were searching for one person after an oil rig exploded on Lake Pontchartrain in Louisiana, injuring seven others.    According to The Times-Picayune, Kenner Police spokesman Sgt. Brian McGregor said Sunday evening that rescue boats were being sent and officials with the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office were assisting.    Jefferson Parish spokesman Antwan Harris said in a news release that reports came into the Emergency Operations ce...
  • White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

    White House: $4,000 more for families with business tax cuts

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:30 AM EDT2017-10-16 11:30:06 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's chief economist says the administration's plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year - a stunning 5 percent increase that could be met with skepticism among tax experts and Democratic lawmakers.    The analysis by Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says the estimated income growth is "conservative" and based on academic studies. The anal...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump's chief economist says the administration's plan to cut corporate tax rates will cause average household incomes to jump $4,000 a year - a stunning 5 percent increase that could be met with skepticism among tax experts and Democratic lawmakers.    The analysis by Kevin Hassett, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, says the estimated income growth is "conservative" and based on academic studies. The anal...
  • Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

    Kaepernick files grievance against NFL, alleging collusion

    Sunday, October 15 2017 10:03 PM EDT2017-10-16 02:03:01 GMT
    PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte North Carolina, Photo Date: 9/18/16 (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN)PHOTO: San Francisco 49ers Eric Reid and Colin Kaepernick take a knee during the National Anthem prior to their game against the Carolina Panthers in Charlotte North Carolina, Photo Date: 9/18/16 (Photo: Ed Clemente / MGN)

    (AP) - Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.

    (AP) - Lawyers for former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick say he has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging that he remains unsigned as a result of collusion by owners.

  • AP analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade

    AP analysis: FEMA rejects appeals worth $1.2B over a decade

    Sunday, October 15 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-10-15 22:47:14 GMT
    By DAVID A. LIEB and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press As U.S. communities ravaged by this year's series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise.      If history is any guide, some local governments and nonprofit organizations could get less than they were told to expect from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Others could...
    By DAVID A. LIEB and RYAN J. FOLEY Associated Press As U.S. communities ravaged by this year's series of intense hurricanes and wildfires clear debris and begin to rebuild, many are counting on the federal government to help cover their costs. They could be in for a frustrating surprise.      If history is any guide, some local governments and nonprofit organizations could get less than they were told to expect from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Others could...
  • District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

    District erases 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from lesson plan

    Sunday, October 15 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-10-15 21:18:05 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable." Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial ine...
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - "To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district. The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable." Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial ine...
  • Man finds missing dog after wildfire

    Man finds missing dog after wildfire

    Sunday, October 15 2017 4:53 PM EDT2017-10-15 20:53:36 GMT

    (NBC) - In Santa Rosa, California Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law hiked to the street where his parents' home was until this past week. Amid the destruction and devastation, they found a tractor that had survived the blaze, but they were looking for something much more precious, his parents' dog Izzy.

    (NBC) - In Santa Rosa, California Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law hiked to the street where his parents' home was until this past week. Amid the destruction and devastation, they found a tractor that had survived the blaze, but they were looking for something much more precious, his parents' dog Izzy.

  • Police: Man kills girlfriend's son, then robs her

    Police: Man kills girlfriend's son, then robs her

    Sunday, October 15 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-10-15 19:56:26 GMT
    Photo: PixabayPhoto: Pixabay

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

    HOLMES BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Police say a man killed his girlfriend's 17-month-old son and stole her car stereo and laptop while she was in the hospital with her dying child.

  • Death toll from blast in Somalia’s capital rises to 189

    Death toll from blast in Somalia’s capital rises to 189

    Sunday, October 15 2017 9:34 AM EDT2017-10-15 13:34:57 GMT

    The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday. Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.

    The death toll from the most powerful bomb blast witnessed in Somalia’s capital rose to 189 with more than 200 injured, making it the deadliest single attack ever in the Horn of Africa nation, police and hospital sources said Sunday. Doctors struggled to assist horrifically wounded victims, many burnt beyond recognition.

  • Porn publisher offers $10 million for dirt on Trump

    Porn publisher offers $10 million for dirt on Trump

    Saturday, October 14 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-10-14 22:22:12 GMT
    Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffPhoto: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    (AP) - Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office.

    (AP) - Pornography publisher Larry Flynt is offering "up to $10 million" to anyone who produces information that leads to President Donald Trump's impeachment and removal from office.

  • Final weekend for 46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    Final weekend for 46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta

    Saturday, October 14 2017 1:51 PM EDT2017-10-14 17:51:50 GMT

    Colorful hot-air balloons filled the big blue sky over Albuquerque this morning at the international balloon fiesta. They call this the "mass ascension" when more than 500 hot-air balloons lift off in waves.

    Colorful hot-air balloons filled the big blue sky over Albuquerque this morning at the international balloon fiesta. They call this the "mass ascension" when more than 500 hot-air balloons lift off in waves.

  • Cops: 4 airmen painted satanic symbols on S Carolina church

    Cops: 4 airmen painted satanic symbols on S Carolina church

    Saturday, October 14 2017 11:27 AM EDT2017-10-14 15:27:50 GMT
    Surveillance footage from Salem Black River Church in Mayesville, South Carolina. Sumter County Sheriff's Office (Courtesy NBC)Surveillance footage from Salem Black River Church in Mayesville, South Carolina. Sumter County Sheriff's Office (Courtesy NBC)

    MAYESVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Four young members of the Air Force have been arrested after authorities said they spray-painted satanic symbols on a 250-year-old South Carolina church that tends to draw people interested in ghost stories. Now they face charges that could put them in prison.

    MAYESVILLE, S.C. (AP) - Four young members of the Air Force have been arrested after authorities said they spray-painted satanic symbols on a 250-year-old South Carolina church that tends to draw people interested in ghost stories. Now they face charges that could put them in prison.

  • Man finds a $24 million lottery ticket in an old shirt, 2 days before ticket expired

    Man finds a $24 million lottery ticket in an old shirt, 2 days before ticket expired

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:36 PM EDT2017-10-14 00:36:59 GMT

    (CNN)- Everyone has that spot in their house or car where they let the mail and receipts pile up. For 68-year old Jimmie Smith, it was an old shirt hanging in his closet. Stuffed in its pockets was a stack of unchecked lottery tickets. "I always told myself, 'I'll check them when I have the time,'" the New Jersey man said. It's a good thing he did.

    (CNN)- Everyone has that spot in their house or car where they let the mail and receipts pile up. For 68-year old Jimmie Smith, it was an old shirt hanging in his closet. Stuffed in its pockets was a stack of unchecked lottery tickets. "I always told myself, 'I'll check them when I have the time,'" the New Jersey man said. It's a good thing he did.

  • Chaos compounds frustration for families of missing near raging fires

    Chaos compounds frustration for families of missing near raging fires

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:37 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:37:38 GMT
    Families of those missing in California frustrated by chaos, lack of communication.Families of those missing in California frustrated by chaos, lack of communication.
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Family members have been searching for Ellen and Bob Pearson since they were last seen fleeing their mobile home in California wine country, preparing to leave in their purple Pontiac as flames lurked in the distance.      Five days later, no one has heard from the couple, both in their 70s. Loved ones are growing frustrated with the Sonoma County sheriff's office, where phones lines are busy or out, and with other agencies that seem to have d...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Family members have been searching for Ellen and Bob Pearson since they were last seen fleeing their mobile home in California wine country, preparing to leave in their purple Pontiac as flames lurked in the distance.      Five days later, no one has heard from the couple, both in their 70s. Loved ones are growing frustrated with the Sonoma County sheriff's office, where phones lines are busy or out, and with other agencies that seem to have d...
  • Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

    Russia launches European atmosphere monitoring satellite

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:20 AM EDT2017-10-13 14:20:32 GMT

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia successfully launched a satellite into orbit Friday that will monitor Europe’s atmosphere, helping to study air pollution. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite was launched by a Rokot missile from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia. The satellite will map the atmosphere every day. After separating from the upper stage booster, the satellite deployed its solar panels and began communications with Earth, the ESA said. The...

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia successfully launched a satellite into orbit Friday that will monitor Europe’s atmosphere, helping to study air pollution. The European Space Agency’s Sentinel-5P satellite was launched by a Rokot missile from the Plesetsk launch pad in northwestern Russia. The satellite will map the atmosphere every day. After separating from the upper stage booster, the satellite deployed its solar panels and began communications with Earth, the ESA said. The...

  • Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

    Weary Californians try to find all that’s lost as fires rage

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:58 AM EDT2017-10-13 13:58:08 GMT

    They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the ashes of their homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the wildfires rage on. Communities in Northern California prepared for another day under siege Friday, despite being driven to exhaustion by evacuations, destruction and danger in the deadliest week of wildfires the state has ever seen. “It wears you out,” said winemaker Kristin Belair, who was dr...

    They are trying to find lost loved ones, to sift through the ashes of their homes, to count, identify and mourn the dozens of dead — all while the wildfires rage on. Communities in Northern California prepared for another day under siege Friday, despite being driven to exhaustion by evacuations, destruction and danger in the deadliest week of wildfires the state has ever seen. “It wears you out,” said winemaker Kristin Belair, who was dr...

  • Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor’s software

    Equifax pulls customer service page, cites vendor’s software

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:52 AM EDT2017-10-13 12:52:25 GMT

    Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor’s software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems. The company earlier said it had disabled its credit report assistance page after reports that another part of its website had been hacked. Equifax Inc. is dealing with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier this year that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans. The co...

    Equifax said Thursday that problems with an online customer help page were caused by a vendor’s software code and not by a cyberattack on its systems. The company earlier said it had disabled its credit report assistance page after reports that another part of its website had been hacked. Equifax Inc. is dealing with the aftermath of hackers breaking into its system earlier this year that exposed the personal information of 145.5 million Americans. The co...

  • Officials: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

    Officials: Trump will scorn but not bolt from Iran nuke deal

    Friday, October 13 2017 8:48 AM EDT2017-10-13 12:48:13 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration. Trump’s speech from the White House will outline specific faults he finds in the pact but will also focus on an array of Iran’s troubling non-nuclear activities...

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump will say Friday the Iran nuclear deal is no longer in U.S. national security interests, but he won’t withdraw from the landmark 2015 accord or immediately re-impose sanctions against Tehran, according to U.S. officials and outside advisers to the administration. Trump’s speech from the White House will outline specific faults he finds in the pact but will also focus on an array of Iran’s troubling non-nuclear activities...

  • Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

    Dangerous sound? What Americans heard in Cuba attacks

    Friday, October 13 2017 5:00 AM EDT2017-10-13 09:00:51 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP,...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — It sounds sort of like a mass of crickets. A high-pitched whine, but from what? It seems to undulate, even writhe. Listen closely: There are multiple, distinct tones that sound to some like they’re colliding in a nails-on-the-chalkboard effect. The Associated Press has obtained a recording of what some U.S. Embassy workers heard in Havana in a series of unnerving incidents later deemed to be deliberate attacks. The recording, released Thursday by the AP,...
  • Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Trump to halt subsidies to health insurers

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:45 AM EDT2017-10-13 07:45:15 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late Thursday night. “We will discontinue these payments immediately,” said acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan and Medicare administrator Seema Verma. In a separate st...
    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a brash move likely to roil insurance markets, President Donald Trump will “immediately” halt payments to insurers under the Obama-era health care law he has been trying to unravel for months. The Health and Human Services department made the announcement in a statement late Thursday night. “We will discontinue these payments immediately,” said acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan and Medicare administrator Seema Verma. In a separate st...
  • Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

    Hotel: Gunman shot at crowd seconds after shooting guard

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:12 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:12:19 GMT
    Even as investigators struggle to unravel the mystery of what motivated a gunman to open fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd, confusion surrounds the sequence of events in the fatal few minutes of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Thursday, the hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite disputed the official timeline for the Las Vegas massacre and rejected any suggestion hotel officials delayed summoning police for several minutes aft...
    Even as investigators struggle to unravel the mystery of what motivated a gunman to open fire on a Las Vegas concert crowd, confusion surrounds the sequence of events in the fatal few minutes of the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history. On Thursday, the hotel where gunman Stephen Paddock opened fire from his high-rise hotel suite disputed the official timeline for the Las Vegas massacre and rejected any suggestion hotel officials delayed summoning police for several minutes aft...
  • Police stopped accused Texas Tech gunman prior to attack

    Police stopped accused Texas Tech gunman prior to attack

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:53 PM EDT2017-10-12 16:53:05 GMT
    Texas Tech reviewing policies after new information in shooting released Oct. 12, 2017.Texas Tech reviewing policies after new information in shooting released Oct. 12, 2017.

    Authorities say the student accused of killing a Texas Tech University police officer was questioned the previous day by police investigating a reported stolen gun.     

    Authorities say the student accused of killing a Texas Tech University police officer was questioned the previous day by police investigating a reported stolen gun.     

  • Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

    Family held captive by Taliban-linked group released

    Thursday, October 12 2017 10:45 AM EDT2017-10-12 14:45:53 GMT

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials said Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was ...

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been released after years of being held captive by a network with ties to the Taliban, U.S. and Pakistani officials said Thursday. U.S. officials said Pakistan secured the release of Caitlan Coleman of Stewartstown, Pennsylvania, and her husband, Canadian Joshua Boyle, who were abducted five years ago while traveling in Afghanistan and had been held by the Haqqani network. Coleman was ...

  • Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

    Trump threatens NBC but experts see no real risk to licenses

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:37 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:37:22 GMT
    Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffPhoto: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action. The network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as Tribune and Cox carry NBC’s news shows and other programs elsewhere. Licen...

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is threatening NBC’s broadcast licenses because he’s not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren’t likely to lead to any action. The network itself doesn’t need a license to operate, but individual stations do. NBC owns several stations in major cities. Stations owned by other companies such as Tribune and Cox carry NBC’s news shows and other programs elsewhere. Licen...

  • Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

    Deadly and vast California wildfires could gain momentum

    Thursday, October 12 2017 7:05 AM EDT2017-10-12 11:05:23 GMT

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made. Steady winds with gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph) with nearly non-existent humidity are expected to descend on the areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. “It’s going to contin...

    SONOMA, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires already well on their way to becoming the deadliest and most destructive in California history could gain momentum Thursday and erase even the modest gains firefighters have made. Steady winds with gusts up to 45 mph (72 kph) with nearly non-existent humidity are expected to descend on the areas north of San Francisco where at least 23 people have died and at least 3,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed. “It’s going to contin...

  • Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

    Emergency alerts get scrutiny after deadly wildfires

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:32 AM EDT2017-10-12 09:32:59 GMT

    Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets.

    Communities in wildfire-prone Northern California have an array of emergency systems designed to alert residents of danger: text messages, phone calls, emails and tweets.

  • ‘Why so much hate?’ Femicides plague Mexico’s largest stat

    ‘Why so much hate?’ Femicides plague Mexico’s largest stat

    Thursday, October 12 2017 4:23 AM EDT2017-10-12 08:23:50 GMT
    VILLA CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) — Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was to see more patients, hit the gym and be back in time for her usual dinner with dad before he went to his night-shift job. Instead a hospital co-worker showed up at the family’s door in the evening. She said a man had come in with a bullet wound in his leg and told doctors he had been ...
    VILLA CUAUHTEMOC, Mexico (AP) — Just like any other day, Dr. Jessica Sevilla Pedraza went to work at the hospital that morning, came home for a quick lunch and then left again. The plan was to see more patients, hit the gym and be back in time for her usual dinner with dad before he went to his night-shift job. Instead a hospital co-worker showed up at the family’s door in the evening. She said a man had come in with a bullet wound in his leg and told doctors he had been ...
  • Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

    Pressure mounts for Vegas police to explain response time

    Thursday, October 12 2017 2:09 AM EDT2017-10-12 06:09:06 GMT
    Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance. On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the chronology of the shooting and said the gunman, Stephen Paddock, had shot a hotel security guard through the door of his suite a...
    Pressure mounted Wednesday for Las Vegas police to explain how quickly they reacted to what would become the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history after two hotel employees reported a gunman spraying a hallway with bullets six minutes before he opened fire on a crowd at a musical performance. On Monday, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo revised the chronology of the shooting and said the gunman, Stephen Paddock, had shot a hotel security guard through the door of his suite a...
  • Winds pose new threat as California fires rage

    Winds pose new threat as California fires rage

    Thursday, October 12 2017 12:04 AM EDT2017-10-12 04:04:12 GMT
    Wildfires in California have already caused widespread damage. Photo: CAL FIRE TCU / TwitterWildfires in California have already caused widespread damage. Photo: CAL FIRE TCU / Twitter

    (AP) - Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 - a figure expected to rise higher still.

    (AP) - Fueled by the return of strong winds, the wildfires tearing through California wine country exploded in size and number Wednesday as authorities ordered new evacuations and the death toll climbed to 21 - a figure expected to rise higher still.

  • Trump threatens NBC's licenses, but experts see no real risk

    Trump threatens NBC's licenses, but experts see no real risk

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 11:56 PM EDT2017-10-12 03:56:20 GMT
    Photo: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of StaffPhoto: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff

    (AP) - President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action.

    (AP) - President Donald Trump is threatening NBC's broadcast licenses because he's not happy with how its news division has covered him. But experts say his threats aren't likely to lead to any action.

  • In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    In historic shift, Boy Scouts to expand girls' participation

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-10-11 21:41:40 GMT

    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer      NEW YORK (AP) - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.      Founded in 1910 and long considered a bastion of tradition, the Boy Scouts have undergone major changes in the past five years, agreeing to ...

    By DAVID CRARY AP National Writer      NEW YORK (AP) - In its latest momentous policy shift, the Boy Scouts of America will admit girls into the Cub Scouts starting next year and establish a new program for older girls based on the Boy Scout curriculum that enables them to aspire to the coveted Eagle Scout rank.      Founded in 1910 and long considered a bastion of tradition, the Boy Scouts have undergone major changes in the past five years, agreeing to ...

  • Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation

    Ryan says bump stocks should be addressed by regulation

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:45:40 GMT
    By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal rules would be "the smartest, quickest" way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first.      It remains unclear, however, what if any action the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will take on so-called bump stocks. The agency ha...
    By ALAN FRAM Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - New federal rules would be "the smartest, quickest" way to regulate the device the gunman in the Las Vegas massacre used to heighten his firepower, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday in remarks that suggested Congress was unlikely to act first.      It remains unclear, however, what if any action the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives will take on so-called bump stocks. The agency ha...
  • US misses World Cup because of numerous defensive breakdowns

    US misses World Cup because of numerous defensive breakdowns

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 10:19 AM EDT2017-10-11 14:19:40 GMT
    PHOTO: United States Men's Soccer team loss to Trinidad and Tobago eliminates them from the 2018 World Cup, Photo Date: 10/10/17PHOTO: United States Men's Soccer team loss to Trinidad and Tobago eliminates them from the 2018 World Cup, Photo Date: 10/10/17
    COUVA, Trinidad (AP) - Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Covina, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong.    How had the United States, a regional power that had made seven straight World Cup appearances, failed to qualify for next year's tournament?    What led to the Americans' stunning, crushing, almost farcical 2-1 loss to already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago that caused them to tumble to ...
    COUVA, Trinidad (AP) - Standing in the stadium tunnel near the U.S. locker room after the Collapse in Covina, captain Michael Bradley was asked over and over what went wrong.    How had the United States, a regional power that had made seven straight World Cup appearances, failed to qualify for next year's tournament?    What led to the Americans' stunning, crushing, almost farcical 2-1 loss to already eliminated Trinidad and Tobago that caused them to tumble to ...
  • National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

    National legal network formed to combat sex discrimination

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 9:54 AM EDT2017-10-11 13:54:15 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.    Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington-based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity on Wednesday, depicting it as the first of its kind. She said the initiative was prompted by growing concerns th...

    NEW YORK (AP) - A prominent women's rights advocacy group has recruited more than 70 attorneys from 15 states to form a national legal network intended to assist women and girls who are victims of sex discrimination.    Fatima Goss Graves, president of the Washington-based National Women's Law Center, announced the formation of the Legal Network for Gender Equity on Wednesday, depicting it as the first of its kind. She said the initiative was prompted by growing concerns th...

  • Eminem looks to 'stomp' Trump with lyrical tirade

    Eminem looks to 'stomp' Trump with lyrical tirade

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:40 AM EDT2017-10-11 11:40:17 GMT
    Photo: Eminem.comPhoto: Eminem.com

    DETROIT (AP) - Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp."    The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET's Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night. Eminem focused several times on Trump's ongoing campaign against NFL national anthem protests, rapping: "so we focus on that instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada. All these horrible tragedies a...

    DETROIT (AP) - Eminem has unleashed a lyrical tirade against President Donald Trump, saying he "came to stomp."    The rapper took aim at Trump in a 4½-minute freestyle rap video that aired as part of BET's Hip Hop Awards on Tuesday night. Eminem focused several times on Trump's ongoing campaign against NFL national anthem protests, rapping: "so we focus on that instead of talking Puerto Rico or gun reform for Nevada. All these horrible tragedies a...

  • College mascot steals halftime show

    College mascot steals halftime show

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 7:09 AM EDT2017-10-11 11:09:35 GMT
    Photo: BYU Cougarettes and Cosmo/YouTubePhoto: BYU Cougarettes and Cosmo/YouTube

    A video of a college mascot stealing the halftime show at a football game is going viral. Cosmo the Cougar joined the Brigham Young University Cougarettes for some precision dance moves at center field during half-time at a football game last week.  The group entertained fans with a dance mix of "rolex" by Ayo and Teo. Cosmo and the Cougarettes are holding it down for now as the team only has one win on the season. 

    A video of a college mascot stealing the halftime show at a football game is going viral. Cosmo the Cougar joined the Brigham Young University Cougarettes for some precision dance moves at center field during half-time at a football game last week.  The group entertained fans with a dance mix of "rolex" by Ayo and Teo. Cosmo and the Cougarettes are holding it down for now as the team only has one win on the season. 

  • Chronically ill 4th-grader signs with college hockey team

    Chronically ill 4th-grader signs with college hockey team

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 6:30 AM EDT2017-10-11 10:30:40 GMT
    Photo: Babson Athletics/FacebookPhoto: Babson Athletics/Facebook
    WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts college's newest varsity athlete is a 10-year-old chronically ill boy recruited more for his spirit than his slap shot.    The Babson College men's ice hockey team in Wellesley welcomed Walpole fourth-grader Coleman Walsh to the squad Tuesday. The induction was organized by Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects colleges with youngsters dealing with debilitating or life-threatening illnesses.    Since birth, Colema...
    WELLESLEY, Mass. (AP) - A Massachusetts college's newest varsity athlete is a 10-year-old chronically ill boy recruited more for his spirit than his slap shot.    The Babson College men's ice hockey team in Wellesley welcomed Walpole fourth-grader Coleman Walsh to the squad Tuesday. The induction was organized by Team IMPACT, a national nonprofit that connects colleges with youngsters dealing with debilitating or life-threatening illnesses.    Since birth, Colema...
  • Clinton 'appalled,' Obamas 'disgusted' by Weinstein reports

    Clinton 'appalled,' Obamas 'disgusted' by Weinstein reports

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 9:27 PM EDT2017-10-11 01:27:08 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she was "shocked and appalled" by the revelations about disgraced movie titan Harvey Weinstein, while former President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, were "disgusted." Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she was "shocked and appalled" by the revelations about disgraced movie titan Harvey Weinstein, while former President Barack Obama said he and his wife, Michelle, were "disgusted." Weinstein faces multiple allegations of sexual abuse and harassment from some of the biggest names in Hollywood.

  • Detroit man hijacks ambulance, gives chase

    Detroit man hijacks ambulance, gives chase

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-10-10 22:09:43 GMT
    (Courtesy: NBC)(Courtesy: NBC)

    Officers never lost sight of a stolen vehicle in Michigan. That's because an ambulance is quite easy to spot. A man jacked the ambulance Saturday, as emergency workers dropped a patient off at a Hospital North of Detroit.

    Officers never lost sight of a stolen vehicle in Michigan. That's because an ambulance is quite easy to spot. A man jacked the ambulance Saturday, as emergency workers dropped a patient off at a Hospital North of Detroit.

  • Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

    Turtle that swallowed fishing line released in ocean

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 12:17 PM EDT2017-10-10 16:17:17 GMT
    South Carolina Aquarium / FacebookSouth Carolina Aquarium / Facebook

    South Carolina Aquarium CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sea turtle that underwent surgery to remove more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line she had swallowed has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast.      

    South Carolina Aquarium CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A sea turtle that underwent surgery to remove more than 4 feet (1 meter) of fishing line she had swallowed has been released in the Atlantic Ocean off South Carolina's coast.      

  • Deadly California wildfires force thousands to evacuate

    Deadly California wildfires force thousands to evacuate

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:04 AM EDT2017-10-10 14:04:50 GMT
    PHOTO: California wildfires in Napa Valley, Photo Date: 10/9/17PHOTO: California wildfires in Napa Valley, Photo Date: 10/9/17

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.    At least 10 were dead, at least 100 injured and at least 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed, authorities said. All three figures were expected to surge in the coming days as more informatio...

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - An onslaught of wildfires across a wide swath of Northern California broke out almost simultaneously then grew exponentially, swallowing up properties from wineries to trailer parks and tearing through both tiny rural towns and urban subdivisions.    At least 10 were dead, at least 100 injured and at least 1,500 homes and businesses have been destroyed, authorities said. All three figures were expected to surge in the coming days as more informatio...

  • 1,000 leads later, authorities still stumped by Vegas gunman

    1,000 leads later, authorities still stumped by Vegas gunman

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:46 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:46:26 GMT
    PHOTO: Flowers and candles are placed near the site of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Photo Date: 10/3/2017PHOTO: Flowers and candles are placed near the site of a mass shooting in Las Vegas, Photo Date: 10/3/2017
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history investigators are stumped about the key question: What led a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others at a country music concert?    It's an answer they may never find.    The FBI and Las Vegas police have sorted through more than a thousand leads and examined Stephen Paddock's politics, finances, any possible terrorist radicalization a...
    LAS VEGAS (AP) - More than a week after the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history investigators are stumped about the key question: What led a 64-year-old high-stakes gambler to kill 58 people and wound hundreds of others at a country music concert?    It's an answer they may never find.    The FBI and Las Vegas police have sorted through more than a thousand leads and examined Stephen Paddock's politics, finances, any possible terrorist radicalization a...
  • Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

    Trump says US should change tax law to punish NFL

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 8:32 AM EDT2017-10-10 12:32:30 GMT
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.    The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it's unlikely that Trump's proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would change anything.  Trump tweeted : "Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while...
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is suggesting the U.S. change its tax laws to punish organizations like the NFL if members are "disrespecting" the national anthem or flag.    The NFL gave up its federal tax-exempt status a few years ago and now files tax returns as a taxable entity. So it's unlikely that Trump's proposal, tweeted in the early hours Tuesday, would change anything.  Trump tweeted : "Why is the NFL getting massive tax breaks while...
  • Stormtroopers on Soldier Field introduce 'Last Jedi' trailer

    Stormtroopers on Soldier Field introduce 'Last Jedi' trailer

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-10-10 02:52:49 GMT
    PHOTO: Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Photo Date: 1/23/2017 (Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd)PHOTO: Episode VIII will be called Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Photo Date: 1/23/2017 (Photo: Lucasfilm Ltd)

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime. Fireworks flashed and Stormtroopers marched onto Chicago's Soldier Field as the preview played onscreen. It featured new and familiar characters from the Star Wars universe.

    LOS ANGELES (AP) - The trailer for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" debuted in dramatic fashion during Monday Night Football halftime. Fireworks flashed and Stormtroopers marched onto Chicago's Soldier Field as the preview played onscreen. It featured new and familiar characters from the Star Wars universe.

  • Cowboys owner draws sharp response from NFL players' union

    Cowboys owner draws sharp response from NFL players' union

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:27 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:27:22 GMT
    PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer      DALLAS (AP) - The declaration by the powerful owner of the Dallas Cowboys that he would bench anyone who shows disrespect to the American flag drew a sharp response from the NFL players' union Monday and raised the possibility of another call to action by athletes who have kneeled during the national anthem.      Executive Director DeMaurice Smith of the NFL Players Association said the most provocative commen...
    By SCHUYLER DIXON AP Pro Football Writer      DALLAS (AP) - The declaration by the powerful owner of the Dallas Cowboys that he would bench anyone who shows disrespect to the American flag drew a sharp response from the NFL players' union Monday and raised the possibility of another call to action by athletes who have kneeled during the national anthem.      Executive Director DeMaurice Smith of the NFL Players Association said the most provocative commen...
  • Melania Trump filling out her agenda as first lady

    Melania Trump filling out her agenda as first lady

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:01 PM EDT2017-10-09 23:01:20 GMT
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press      WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a moment eight months in the making: Melania Trump bounding down the White House lawn to the vegetable garden made famous by her predecessor.      Clad in a red plaid shirt, her eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, she greeted members of the local Boys and Girls Club who came to help her harvest and plant new crops. One skeptically asked, "Are you Melania Trump?"    &nbs...
    By DARLENE SUPERVILLE Associated Press      WASHINGTON (AP) - It was a moment eight months in the making: Melania Trump bounding down the White House lawn to the vegetable garden made famous by her predecessor.      Clad in a red plaid shirt, her eyes obscured by dark sunglasses, she greeted members of the local Boys and Girls Club who came to help her harvest and plant new crops. One skeptically asked, "Are you Melania Trump?"    &nbs...
  • Hurricane Nate sinks 30 or more boats in Mississippi

    Hurricane Nate sinks 30 or more boats in Mississippi

    Monday, October 9 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-10-09 22:56:50 GMT
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Officials have so far found about 30 boats that sank or ran aground in Mississippi during Hurricane Nate.      Mississippi Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan said Monday that more may be identified in coming days.      The U.S. Coast Guard says at least six vessels may be threats to leak fuel or other pollution - three in Pass Christian and three in Moss Point. The Coast Guard says it is working with owners of ...
    BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Officials have so far found about 30 boats that sank or ran aground in Mississippi during Hurricane Nate.      Mississippi Department of Marine Resources spokeswoman Melissa Scallan said Monday that more may be identified in coming days.      The U.S. Coast Guard says at least six vessels may be threats to leak fuel or other pollution - three in Pass Christian and three in Moss Point. The Coast Guard says it is working with owners of ...
  • Weinstein's company to change its name after his firing

    Weinstein's company to change its name after his firing

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:44 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:44:53 GMT
    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer      NEW YORK (AP) - The Weinstein Co. will change its name following the firing of co-founder Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations, a studio insider said Monday.      The insider, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the name change is expected to take some time, but "it will happen." Weinstein's name will also be stripped from several TV proj...
    By JAKE COYLE AP Film Writer      NEW YORK (AP) - The Weinstein Co. will change its name following the firing of co-founder Harvey Weinstein over sexual harassment allegations, a studio insider said Monday.      The insider, who was not authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity, said the name change is expected to take some time, but "it will happen." Weinstein's name will also be stripped from several TV proj...
  • Monument sought to recognize blacks who served Confederacy

    Monument sought to recognize blacks who served Confederacy

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:00 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:00:17 GMT
    By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Black South Carolina residents who served in the Confederate military would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal made by two white Republican lawmakers.      State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns say they want to recognize African-Americans whose courage has been forgotten. They point out that hundreds of black South Carolinians applied for state-provided Confederate pensions of up to $25 ann...
    By SEANNA ADCOX Associated Press COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Black South Carolina residents who served in the Confederate military would be recognized with a Statehouse monument under a proposal made by two white Republican lawmakers.      State Reps. Bill Chumley and Mike Burns say they want to recognize African-Americans whose courage has been forgotten. They point out that hundreds of black South Carolinians applied for state-provided Confederate pensions of up to $25 ann...
  • Census to add sexual orientation question to marketing survey

    Census to add sexual orientation question to marketing survey

    Monday, October 9 2017 2:45 PM EDT2017-10-09 18:45:10 GMT

    by John Paul Brammer NBC NEWS (NBC) - Following an outcry from LGBTQ advocates and its own advisers, the U.S. Census Bureau will include a question about sexual orientation on at least one of its more than 130 surveys: the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey (CBAMS). According to meeting minutes obtained by NPR, members of the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations voiced concerns late last month over...

    by John Paul Brammer NBC NEWS (NBC) - Following an outcry from LGBTQ advocates and its own advisers, the U.S. Census Bureau will include a question about sexual orientation on at least one of its more than 130 surveys: the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey (CBAMS). According to meeting minutes obtained by NPR, members of the Census Bureau's National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic and Other Populations voiced concerns late last month over...

  • EPA chief says administration to roll back climate plan

    EPA chief says administration to roll back climate plan

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:50:59 GMT
    By ADAM BEAM Associated Press HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - The Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday.      Speaking in Kentucky, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday "to withdraw the so-called clean power plan of the past administration."      The clean power plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. I...
    By ADAM BEAM Associated Press HAZARD, Ky. (AP) - The Trump administration will abandon the Obama-era clean power plan aimed at reducing global warming, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt said Monday.      Speaking in Kentucky, Pruitt said he will sign a proposed rule on Tuesday "to withdraw the so-called clean power plan of the past administration."      The clean power plan aimed to restrict greenhouse gas emissions from coal-fired power plants. I...
  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:50 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:50:19 GMT
    PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag. Jones says any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play.

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones says the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag. Jones says any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play.

  • Man arrested after demanding entry, clinging to front of school bus

    Man arrested after demanding entry, clinging to front of school bus

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:03 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:03:12 GMT
    It was a strange case of road rage in Baltimore as a man was videotaped hanging on to the front of a school bus loaded with children while it was in motion. A student took the video on their cell phone from inside the bus last Thursday. Officers say the man was trying to get on the bus after he said a bottle thrown from the bus hit his car. Out of concern for the safety of the children, the bus driver would not open to door to let the man on, so officers say the man went around ...
    It was a strange case of road rage in Baltimore as a man was videotaped hanging on to the front of a school bus loaded with children while it was in motion. A student took the video on their cell phone from inside the bus last Thursday. Officers say the man was trying to get on the bus after he said a bottle thrown from the bus hit his car. Out of concern for the safety of the children, the bus driver would not open to door to let the man on, so officers say the man went around ...
  • Dolphins assistant resigns following video, is seeking help

    Dolphins assistant resigns following video, is seeking help

    Monday, October 9 2017 10:43 AM EDT2017-10-09 14:43:00 GMT
    By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday and said he was seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk.    Hours after the 56-second video was posted on Facebook and Twitter, Foerster announced his resignation in a statement released by the team.    "I am resigning from my posit...
    By STEVEN WINE AP Sports Writer    DAVIE, Fla. (AP) - Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster resigned Monday and said he was seeking medical help after a social media video surfaced appearing to show him snorting three lines of a white powdery substance at a desk.    Hours after the 56-second video was posted on Facebook and Twitter, Foerster announced his resignation in a statement released by the team.    "I am resigning from my posit...
  • Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    Bergdahl expected to plead guilty to desertion, misbehavior

    Monday, October 9 2017 7:20 AM EDT2017-10-09 11:20:56 GMT
    By JOSH LEDERMAN and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press    WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said.    Bergdahl's decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with diffic...
    By JOSH LEDERMAN and LOLITA C. BALDOR Associated Press    WASHINGTON (AP) - Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, who was held captive by the Taliban for half a decade after abandoning his Afghanistan post, is expected to plead guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, two individuals with knowledge of the case said.    Bergdahl's decision to plead guilty rather than face trial marks another twist in an eight-year drama that caused the nation to wrestle with diffic...
  • Wildfires force evacuations in Northern California

    Wildfires force evacuations in Northern California

    Monday, October 9 2017 6:06 AM EDT2017-10-09 10:06:03 GMT
    Wind-whipped wildfires in California have brought about mandatory evacuations.Wind-whipped wildfires in California have brought about mandatory evacuations.
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California.    The Press Democrat reports that mandatory evacuations were ordered after a blaze broke out late Sunday near Santa Rosa, which is 54 miles (87 kilometers) north of San Francisco.    The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to help firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers wit...
    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - Firefighters are battling several wind-whipped fires that forced evacuations of rural neighborhoods in Northern California.    The Press Democrat reports that mandatory evacuations were ordered after a blaze broke out late Sunday near Santa Rosa, which is 54 miles (87 kilometers) north of San Francisco.    The Sonoma County Sheriff's Office says deputies were dispatched to help firefighters and California Highway Patrol officers wit...
  • Indigenous Peoples Day? Some American cities scrap Columbus Day

    Indigenous Peoples Day? Some American cities scrap Columbus Day

    Monday, October 9 2017 5:01 AM EDT2017-10-09 09:01:00 GMT
    By DEEPTI HAJELA and DAKE KANG Associated Press    NEW YORK (AP) - Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?    A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.    Austin, Texas, followed suit Thursday. It joined cit...
    By DEEPTI HAJELA and DAKE KANG Associated Press    NEW YORK (AP) - Is it time to say arrivederci to Christopher Columbus?    A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day has gained momentum in some parts of the U.S., with Los Angeles in August becoming the biggest city yet to decide to stop honoring the Italian explorer and instead recognize victims of colonialism.    Austin, Texas, followed suit Thursday. It joined cit...
  • Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

    Jerry Jones: Cowboys 'will not play' if they disrespect flag

    Sunday, October 8 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-10-09 02:29:27 GMT
    PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)PHOTO: Jerry Jones, owner, president, and general manager of the Dallas Cowboys (Photo: Pro Football Hall of Fame)

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play. Jones had his strongest comments so far on the anthem controversy Sunday night.

    ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - Dallas owner Jerry Jones said the NFL can't leave the impression that it tolerates players disrespecting the flag and that any of his Cowboys making such displays won't play. Jones had his strongest comments so far on the anthem controversy Sunday night.

  • Kaepernick tells CBS he'll stand during national anthem

    Kaepernick tells CBS he'll stand during national anthem

    Sunday, October 8 2017 10:04 PM EDT2017-10-09 02:04:05 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS that he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again.      According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in New York and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season.      Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black me...

    NEW YORK (AP) - Quarterback Colin Kaepernick has told CBS that he would stand during the national anthem if given a chance to play football in the NFL again.      According to a report by Jason La Canfora on Sunday, Kaepernick has been living in New York and working out privately in New Jersey with the hope of signing with a team this season.      Kaepernick kneeled during the national anthem last season to bring more attention to the killings of black me...

  • VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem

    VP Pence leaves NFL game after players protest during anthem

    Sunday, October 8 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-10-08 19:47:09 GMT
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday.      The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning's jersey retirement ceremony. Pence didn't stick around long.      Pence said on Twitter: "I left today's Colts game because POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our...
    By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence left the 49ers-Colts game after about a dozen San Francisco players took a knee during the national anthem Sunday.      The former Indiana governor flew in so he could watch Peyton Manning's jersey retirement ceremony. Pence didn't stick around long.      Pence said on Twitter: "I left today's Colts game because POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our...
  • Storm surge damages Golden Nugget Casino

    Storm surge damages Golden Nugget Casino

    Sunday, October 8 2017 3:01 PM EDT2017-10-08 19:01:20 GMT

    The Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi was hit hard early Sunday Morning as Hurricane Nate made landfall as a Category 1 storm. In a video shot on the first floor of the hotel and casino, you can see just how high the water got.

    The Golden Nugget in Biloxi, Mississippi was hit hard early Sunday Morning as Hurricane Nate made landfall as a Category 1 storm. In a video shot on the first floor of the hotel and casino, you can see just how high the water got.

  • Aide says Trump better served by more disciplined West Wing

    Aide says Trump better served by more disciplined West Wing

    Sunday, October 8 2017 2:42 PM EDT2017-10-08 18:42:36 GMT
    Photp: John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo: DoD)Photp: John Kelly, the White House Chief of Staff for U.S. President Donald Trump (Photo: DoD)

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House adviser says the new chief of staff John Kelly has brought more discipline to West Wing operations, to ensure President Donald Trump gets "accurate" information that's "ready for him to act on."

    WASHINGTON (AP) - A White House adviser says the new chief of staff John Kelly has brought more discipline to West Wing operations, to ensure President Donald Trump gets "accurate" information that's "ready for him to act on."

  • Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

    Indigenous Peoples Day? Italians say stick with Columbus

    Sunday, October 8 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-10-08 17:36:59 GMT
    Photo: Metropolitan Museum of ArtPhoto: Metropolitan Museum of Art

    NEW YORK (AP) - A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum. Los Angeles recently became the biggest city yet to stop honoring the Italian explorer. Austin, Texas, followed suit last week. But the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also outraged Italian-Americans.

    NEW YORK (AP) - A movement to abolish Columbus Day and replace it with Indigenous Peoples Day is gaining momentum. Los Angeles recently became the biggest city yet to stop honoring the Italian explorer. Austin, Texas, followed suit last week. But the gesture to recognize victims of European colonialism has also outraged Italian-Americans.

  • Jason Aldean pays tribute to Vegas victims, Petty on 'SNL'

    Jason Aldean pays tribute to Vegas victims, Petty on 'SNL'

    Sunday, October 8 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-10-08 15:05:34 GMT
    Jason Aldean at SNL / FacebookJason Aldean at SNL / Facebook

    NEW YORK (AP) - Country star Jason Aldean took the stage on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and to the late rocker Tom Petty.      Aldean performed Petty's "I Won't Back Down" during the live opening Saturday night and then introduced the show.      

    NEW YORK (AP) - Country star Jason Aldean took the stage on "Saturday Night Live," paying tribute to the victims of the Las Vegas massacre and to the late rocker Tom Petty.      Aldean performed Petty's "I Won't Back Down" during the live opening Saturday night and then introduced the show.      

  • NC high court reviews death penalty of man who beheaded wife

    NC high court reviews death penalty of man who beheaded wife

    Sunday, October 8 2017 9:56 AM EDT2017-10-08 13:56:52 GMT

    North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife.

    North Carolina’s highest court is reviewing whether justice means the death penalty for a survivor of El Salvador’s blood-soaked civil war of the 1980s who strangled and then decapitated his estranged wife.

  • Nate makes landfall near Mississippi River

    Nate makes landfall near Mississippi River

    Saturday, October 7 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-10-08 02:38:44 GMT
    Photo: NOAAPhoto: NOAA

    (AP) - Hurricane Nate came ashore a sparsely populated area at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain as the fast-moving storm headed toward the Mississippi coast, where it was expected to make another landfall and threatened to inundate homes and businesses.

    (AP) - Hurricane Nate came ashore a sparsely populated area at the mouth of the Mississippi River on Saturday and pelted the central Gulf Coast with wind and rain as the fast-moving storm headed toward the Mississippi coast, where it was expected to make another landfall and threatened to inundate homes and businesses.

  • 46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta underway

    46th Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta underway

    Saturday, October 7 2017 1:48 PM EDT2017-10-07 17:48:25 GMT

    Hundreds of colorful hot-air balloons lifted-off into the morning sky in New Mexico today. People come from all over the world to see the mass ascension.

    Hundreds of colorful hot-air balloons lifted-off into the morning sky in New Mexico today. People come from all over the world to see the mass ascension.

  • Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

    Rapper Nelly arrested on rape accusation

    Saturday, October 7 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-10-07 17:14:23 GMT
    PHOTO: Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor. Birthday 11/2 1974, Photo Date: 10/30/16 (Photo: Nelly / Facebook)PHOTO: Nelly is an American rapper, singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, investor, and occasional actor. Birthday 11/2 1974, Photo Date: 10/30/16 (Photo: Nelly / Facebook)

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - Police have arrested rapper Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denies.

    AUBURN, Wash. (AP) - Police have arrested rapper Nelly after a woman said he raped her in a town outside Seattle, an accusation the Grammy winner's attorney staunchly denies.

  • AP-NORC Poll: Trump fares poorly in public's view

    AP-NORC Poll: Trump fares poorly in public's view

    Saturday, October 7 2017 10:52 AM EDT2017-10-07 14:52:52 GMT
    US President Donald Trump, Photo Date: 9/14/2017 (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)US President Donald Trump, Photo Date: 9/14/2017 (Photo: U.S. Coast Guard)

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists.

    WASHINGTON (AP) - Just 24 percent of Americans believe the country is heading in the right direction after a tumultuous stretch for President Donald Trump that included the threat of war with North Korea, stormy complaints about hurricane relief and Trump's equivocating about white supremacists.

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  • Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Californians brace for emotional toll from wildfires

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:10 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:10:41 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:41 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:41:16 GMT
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
    A week after fleeing in fear of wildfire, tens of thousands of Californians are drifting back into their neighborhoods, facing damage both physical and emotional.
  • Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

    Trump's claim about predecessors, fallen troops disputed

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 3:30 AM EDT2017-10-17 07:30:19 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:40 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:40:59 GMT
    Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.
    Trump stirs a nest by claiming predecessors did not sufficiently honor military dead, draws heated responses.
  • County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

    County duo Big & Rich to perform at Las Vegas benefit

    Monday, October 16 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-10-16 23:20:09 GMT
    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:40 AM EDT2017-10-17 09:40:48 GMT
    Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the stage in Las Vegas this week for a concert people affected by the Oct. 1 shooting.
    Event organizers say the American country duo Big & Rich is returning to the stage in Las Vegas this week for a concert people affected by the Oct. 1 shooting.
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