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  • Digest (May 5): Pompea's hat trick helps Salisbury win CAC men's lacrosse title

    Digest (May 5): Pompea's hat trick helps Salisbury win CAC men's lacrosse title

    Zach Pompea had a hat trick and visiting Salisbury (16-3) won 11-8 over York (17-2) to claim their 21st Capital Athletic Conference men's lacrosse championship. The Sea Gulls went on a 6-1 run in the second quarter to pull away. ... Salisbury senior defenseman Kyle Tucker was named the Capital...

  • Digest (Sept. 21): Terps win 10th straight in field hockey

    Digest (Sept. 21): Terps win 10th straight in field hockey

    Defense led the way as the third-ranked Maryland field hockey team (10-0, 2-0 Big Ten) blanked No. 23 Ohio State , 1-0, Friday afternoon at Maryland's Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex. The Terrapins picked up their third shutout and sixth win over a ranked team with the victory. At 10-0, Maryland...

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick's career day helps Bucs knock off Saints 48-40

    Ryan Fitzpatrick's career day helps Bucs knock off Saints 48-40

    Ryan Fitzpatrick backpedaled giddily for about 20 yards as he watched DeSean Jackson come down with a 36-yard touchdown pass over the middle. The journeyman quarterback then turned toward the Tampa Bay Buccaneers sideline and triumphantly thrust his arm in an upward arc. Time will tell if the Bucs...

  • Cal Thomas: The left is running on empty

    Cal Thomas: The left is running on empty

    The woman who alleged in a confidential letter that as a high school student in Maryland in the '80s Brett Kavanaugh"pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she...

  • Florence sweeps away motel and family's hard work, savings

    When the floodwaters from Florence receded, half the Starlite Motel was gone. A ragged lip of concrete edged parking spaces with no corresponding rooms, just a void of standing water and debris. The surge swept away personal belongings of the owner's family — even his father's wheelchair. And it...

  • Tanzania leader orders arrests as ferry death toll over 130

    Hundreds of solemn people watched Friday as body after body was pulled from a capsized ferry that Tanzanian authorities said was badly overcrowded and upended in the final stretch before reaching shore. The death toll was above 130 but horrified witnesses feared that would rise as a second day...

  • DHS secretary: FEMA chief misused cars, but won't lose job

    The head of the federal disaster response agency used government vehicles without proper authorization, but will not lose his job over it, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen said Friday. Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator William "Brock" Long had been under investigation...

  • First black female White House reporter gets Newseum statue

    Journalist Alice Allison Dunnigan triumphed over sexism and racism to become the first black woman accredited to cover the White House . In recognition of her achievements, the Newseum unveiled a statue in her honor on Friday. The bronze life-size statue will remain in the Newseum, just steps away...

  • Maldivian authorities assure free vote amid fears of rigging

    Opposition supporters in the Maldives demanded Saturday that officials ensure a free and fair presidential election, as the country prepared to vote in what is seen as a referendum on whether democracy will stay. Since Sunday's election was announced, opposition leaders have feared the vote may...

  • Credit freeze free nationwide as of Friday

    Consumers can now freeze their credit for free under a new federal law. A credit freeze restricts access to your credit file, essentially halting anyone from opening any new credit in your name. The rules used to vary by state, but previously it could cost up to $10 to put a freeze in place. That...

  • Rising oil prices haven't hurt the US economy so far

    America's rediscovered prowess in oil production is shaking up old notions about the impact of higher crude prices on the U.S. economy. It has long been conventional wisdom that rising oil prices hurt the economy by forcing consumers to spend more on gasoline and heating their homes, leaving less...

  • Hong Kong opens high-speed rail link with mainland China

    Hong Kong on Saturday opened a new high-speed rail link to inland China that will vastly decrease travel times but also raises concerns about Beijing's creeping influence over the semi-autonomous Chinese region. Costing upward of $10 billion and taking more than eight years to build, the system...

  • Korean leaders meet in Pyongyang for potentially tough talks

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in began his third summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Tuesday with possibly his hardest mission to date — brokering some kind of compromise to keep North Korea's talks with Washington from imploding and pushing ahead with his own plans to expand economic...

  • 18 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop to be tossed

    Prosecutors say they will dismiss the convictions of 18 more people that resulted from investigations by a corrupt police sergeant and his crew of tactical officers. The Chicago Tribune reports the exonerations will take place Monday. They will bring the total number of overturned convictions linked...

  • NJ Dems pumped for fall sweep but they've got competition

    An estimated 2,000 die-hard New Jersey Democrats packed an Atlantic City casino this week for a kind of pep rally ahead of the midterm elections, complete with optimistic slogans predicting they will win control of the entire state congressional delegation. But the reality is that while Democrats...

  • China 'outraged' by US sanctions over Russian weapons buy

    China said Friday it was "outraged" over U.S. economic sanctions against a Chinese military agency and its director over the purchase of Russian fighter jets and surface-to-air missile equipment, and demanded the U.S. cancel the measure. Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said Beijing has lodged...

  • US airstrike kills 18 al-Shabab after US attacked in Somalia

    A U.S. military airstrike has killed 18 al-Shabab extremists after U.S. and local forces came under attack in southern Somalia, the U.S. Africa Command said Saturday. The airstrike was carried out in self-defense on Friday about 50 kilometers (31 miles) northwest of the port city of Kismayo, the...

  • Emotional return to Old Trafford for Alex Ferguson

    Alex Ferguson made an emotional return to Old Trafford on Saturday for Manchester United 's Premier League game against Wolverhampton, following his emergency brain surgery in May. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring in 2013 as the most successful coach in British...

  • Pope opens Baltics pilgrimage with plea for tolerance

    Pope Francis urged Lithuanians to use their decades of suffering under Soviet and Nazi occupations to become models of tolerance in an intolerant world as he began a three-nation tour of the Baltics on Saturday amid renewed alarm over the intentions of neighboring Russia. Francis was greeted by...

  • WHAT'S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

    Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected, but many residents in the Carolinas still seemed caught off guard as they were plucked off a vehicle's roof...

  • Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

    Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints and other...

  • Congo reports Ebola death close to busy Ugandan border

    A Congolese woman who refused an Ebola vaccination and then disappeared has died of the virus near the heavily traveled border with Uganda, which is preparing to begin vaccinations as needed. The confirmed Ebola death announced by local authorities highlights the challenges health workers are facing...

  • Trump delays Russia probe documents; allies voiced concerns

    President Donald Trump on Friday delayed his own order to declassify and release documents from the FBI 's Russia investigation, saying the Justice Department and U.S. allies have raised security concerns about their disclosure. The announcement, in a pair of tweets, represented a highly unusual...

  • Trump picks combat over caution in court fight

    Combat won out over caution. White House aides and congressional allies worked all week to keep President Donald Trump from unloading on the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct. But as Kavanaugh's nomination hung in the balance, Trump couldn't contain...

  • Vatican announces deal with China on bishop appointments

    The Vatican on Saturday announced it had signed a "provisional agreement" with China aimed at defusing tensions over the appointment of bishops, a breakthrough on an issue that stymied diplomatic relations for decades. Beijing's long-held insistence that it must approve the appointments in China...

  • Survivor found inside capsized Tanzania ferry; toll hits 167

    A survivor has been found inside a capsized Tanzanian ferry two days after the disaster on Lake Victoria, an official said Saturday, while coffins arrived for at least 167 victims and counting. An engineer was found near the engine of the upturned vessel, Mwanza regional commissioner John Mongella...

  • UK leader May hits back on Brexit plan; pound falls

    British Prime Minister Theresa May accused the European Union on Friday of creating an "impasse" in divorce negotiations by bluntly rejecting her blueprint for Brexit , sending the value of the pound falling as worries about a chaotic U.K. exit from the EU soared. With British newspapers declaring...

  • Gunmen attack Iran military parade, killing at least 25

    Gunmen disguised as soldiers attacked an annual Iranian military parade Saturday in the country's oil-rich southwest, killing at least 25 people and wounding 53 in the bloodiest assault to strike the country in recent years. The attack in Ahvaz saw gunfire sprayed into a crowd of marching Revolutionary...

  • Sanders, McSorley lead No. 10 Penn State over Illinois 63-24

    Miles Sanders burst through the hole, bounced off a defender trying to grab his ankles and sped up the right side for the go-ahead touchdown. That's when No. 10 Penn State started to hit its stride, too. Sanders set career highs by rushing for 200 yards and three touchdowns, Trace McSorley threw...

  • LEADING OFF: Braves try to clinch, Bosox aim for wins record

    A look at what's happening around the majors today: BRAVES BASH? The Atlanta Braves can clinch their first NL East title since 2013 by beating Philadelphia at SunTrust Park. Sparked by Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies, the Baby Braves moved closer to the division crown with a 6-5 win over the...

  • Braves move to brink of division title, beat Phillies 6-5

    The Baby Braves are all grown up. It's almost time to celebrate. With another gutty performance that pushed Atlanta to the brink of its first NL East title since 2013, the Braves bounced back from Ronald Acuna Jr.'s defensive blunder with a five-run seventh inning that carried them past the Philadelphia...

  • Alaska man tied to girl's death pleads not guilty

    An Alaska man linked to a 10-year-old girl's death through her cellphone pleaded not guilty Friday to lying to federal authorities investigating the case. After entering his plea in U.S. District Court in Anchorage through an assistant public defender, Peter Wilson was scheduled for a Nov. 19 jury...

  • Small North Carolina town latest to feel Florence's fury

    Benetta White and David Lloyd slogged through waist-deep water filling their yard to escape Hurricane Florence 's latest life-threatening punch to a town in the Carolinas. It was their second evacuation in a week. They were among 100 people rescued with helicopters, boats and high-wheeled military...

  • Sheriff: Shooter had mental illness but legally owned gun

    The woman who killed three people and wounded others before shooting herself to death at a Maryland drugstore warehouse had been diagnosed with a mental illness and used a legally purchased gun in the rampage, a law enforcement official said Friday. Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler told news...

  • Evangelicals push Senate Republicans to confirm Kavanaugh

    Evangelical activists want Republican leaders to act more forcefully to send Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, expressing skepticism about the decades-old allegations of sexual assault levied against the federal judge. The political flashpoint is playing out only weeks before midterm elections...

  • GOP, Kavanaugh accuser in standoff over her Senate testimony

    A high-stakes standoff between Republicans and the woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of a three-decade-old sexual attack stretched into the weekend after the Senate Judiciary Committee chairman said his panel would vote Monday on Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination without a deal on her conditions...

  • Unclear whether Kavanaugh accuser will testify in Senate

    The high-stakes brinkmanship over whether Brett Kavanaugh 's accuser would testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee came to a momentary standstill as GOP Chairman Chuck Grassley gave Christine Blasey Ford more time to decide on the terms of her appearance. The Republican-led committee insisted...

  • Ben Carson calls Kavanaugh's opponents 'desperate'

    Housing Secretary Ben Carson is attributing the controversy over Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination to people who want to "fundamentally change this country." Carson said Friday that Kavanaugh's opponents have become "desperate." "And now they don't see themselves as being able to control...

  • Some see signs of hope on North Korea as Trump heads to UN

    North Korea's Kim Jong Un is "little rocket man" no more. President Donald Trump isn't a "mentally deranged U.S. dotard." In the year since Trump's searing, debut U.N. speech fueled fears of nuclear conflict with North Korea, the two leaders have turned from threats to flattery. And there's fresh...

  • Federer-Djokovic lose doubles match at Laver Cup

    Roger Federer and Novak Djokovic looked quite comfortable while playing together for the first time Friday night. Except for one particular point. Djokovic drilled Federer in the lower back with a forehand in the third game of their doubles match against Kevin Anderson and Jack Sock in the Laver...

  • Fugitive New Mexico priest pleads not guilty to sex abuse

    A fugitive priest who fled the U.S. decades ago amid allegations of child sex abuse has been returned to New Mexico to face charges after being arrested in Morocco last year, federal officials said Friday. Arthur J. Perrault, 80, a former Catholic priest in the Archdiocese of Santa Fe and a former...

  • Rep. Nunes faulted by rival for photo with hand symbol

    Republican U.S. Rep. Devin Nunes of California was criticized Friday by his Democratic rival in the November election after a photograph on social media showed the congressman next to a supporter making a hand gesture that some consider racist. In a photo taken at a Tuesday campaign event, a man...

  • Rock On: Michelle Obama book tour is reaching high

    Check out the upcoming events at Chicago's United Center and you'll see Bulls games, Blackhawks games and concerts by Fleetwood Mac, Nicki Minaj and Cher, among others. And former first lady Michelle Obama , to launch her book tour in November. Just for the scale of its venues, there has never...

  • When will it end? Florence's floodwaters rising in Carolinas

    With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that's beginning to feel like it will never end. At...

  • Trump wants to rid Justice Department of 'lingering stench'

    President Donald Trump has issued an ominous warning about the Justice Department and the FBI , promising more firings to rid a "lingering stench" after reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump. Trump, at a political rally Friday night in Missouri,...

  • New California law helps utilities with wildfire lawsuits

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a measure Friday allowing utilities to bill their customers to pay for future legal settlements stemming from devastating 2017 wildfires, even if the blazes are blamed on the company's mismanagement. The bill is aimed at preventing bankruptcy or other serious financial trouble...

  • Twitter finds software privacy bug affecting direct messages

    Twitter says it found a software bug that may have sent some private messages to the wrong people. But the company says the problem specifically involved direct messages or protected tweets sent to businesses and other accounts overseen by software developers. The issue, which started in May 2017,...

  • UK envoy urges EU to step back from the Brexit 'abyss'

    Britain's foreign secretary on Saturday urged European Union leaders to "step back from the abyss" and seek a compromise over stalled Brexit negotiations. Jeremy Hunt told the BBC that the EU should work with Britain to try to find a way to make British Prime Minister Theresa May 's "sensible,...

  • Billionaires buying up media: Savior complex or civic duty?

    The Washington Post . Time Magazine. The Atlantic. The Village Voice. The Los Angeles Times . All American media icons, all bought by billionaires in the past half decade. Some are thriving. One died. On the rest, the jury's still out. Still, for beleaguered news organizations the prospect of a...

  • Runner killed after being struck by car, police say

    A man who was hit by a car while running along Route 110 in Westford has died. Massachusetts State Police say a driver hit the man around 9 p.m. Friday in the area of Technology Park Drive. He was pronounced dead at the scene. The driver remained at the scene and has not been charged with a crime....

  • Cupola that once graced historic Indiana church has new home

    A cupola that once protected a southern Indiana church dating to the 1850s from the elements is now part of a garden honoring the church's role in the Underground Railroad. Workers used a crane Wednesday to move the cupola to its new place atop a gazebo in the Second Baptist Church's Underground...

  • Thousands rally across Russia against raising pension ages

    For yet another weekend, thousands rallied across Russia on Saturday to protest the government's plan to raise the eligibility age for retirement pensions by five years. Several thousand people attended a Moscow rally organized by the Communist Party and other leftist groups, which was authorized...

  • Women's World Cup gets underway in Spain

    The FIBA Women's Basketball World Cup gets underway on Saturday with eight games. The U.S. will tip off against Senegal in its quest for a third consecutive championship, something the Americans have never done in their storied history. While the U.S. has been the dominant force in the sport for...

  • Rosenstein's fate could turn on which account Trump believes

    The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex- FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, had "LIED! LIED! LIED!" Rosenstein discussed secretly recording Trump, though one person who was present at the time...

  • Soccer captain ready to return after season-ending injury

    Damien Parker laid motionless on the field, waiting for an ambulance to take him away. The pain below his knee had become unbearable. The collision he suffered last year ended his season on the spot and left him frozen in the south end zone of Passaic Tech. There was simply no way to get up. "I...

  • EU investigates German carmakers for possible collusion

    European Union regulators have opened an in-depth investigation into whether automakers BMW , Daimler and Volkswagen colluded to limit the development and roll-out of car emission control systems. The EU Commission said Tuesday that it had received information that BMW, Daimler, Volkswagen, and...

  • 100 die in Nigeria flooding as toll expected to rise

    Nigerian authorities say 100 people have died in flooding after heavy rains in recent days. A National Emergency Management Agency spokesman tells The Associated Press that the deaths have occurred in 10 states and that the toll could rise. The Nigeria Hydrological Service Agency and the Nigerian...

  • To protect pollinators, go easy on the fall garden cleanup

    Time to rake up the yard, deadhead the perennials and till the vegetable garden? Not so fast. Popular opinion is swinging toward letting things stay just as they are through winter — decayed and drab but serviceable. Displaying a messy yard may not win any good-neighbor awards, but entomologists...

  • Shame, fear: Survivors explain not reporting sexual assaults

    Shame. Guilt. Embarrassment. Denial. Disgust. And fear — of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, safety, even one's life. There are myriad reasons why survivors of sexual assault wait years to come forward — if at all. Indeed, about 7 out of 10 people who experience sexual assault never...

  • Overconfident? Dem optimism surges as midterms approach

    The fight for the House majority is over. At least that's the sense from a growing number of Democrats who are increasingly confident in their quest to seize control of at least one chamber of Congress six weeks before Election Day. The surging optimism among Democrats, usually shared in private,...

  • Dow hits another all-time high on mixed day for US stocks

    Wall Street capped a milestone-setting week Friday with a mixed finish for the major U.S. stock indexes and the second all-time high in two days for the Dow Jones Industrial Average . An afternoon sell-off erased modest gains for the S&P 500 that had the benchmark index on track to eke out its...

  • PayPal is the latest platform to ditch Alex Jones, Infowars

    You won't be able use PayPal anymore to buy fluoride-free toothpaste or a bottle of The Real Red Pill Plus from right-wing conspiracy promulgator Alex Jones. The digital payments company is the latest platform to ditch Jones and his Infowars site, which along with conspiracy theories peddles "I...

  • Gurriel homers twice as Astros punch playoff ticket

    The Houston Astros toasted a playoff berth in a private moment, and then moved on to their next goal. "You've got to take it step by step so it's nice to acknowledge and celebrate it because you don't take it for granted," right-hander Gerrit Cole said. "But we've got some more work to do." Yuli...

  • Tiger Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

    For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine Friday in the Tour Championship — three for birdie, one...

  • Silver memo: Hire more women, improve workplace conditions

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants all teams to hire more women, especially in leadership and supervisory positions, and is urging them to take some of the mandates that the Dallas Mavericks must now adhere to as an impetus to improve working conditions within their own organizations. Silver, in...

  • Vikings' Sendejo fined $53,482 by NFL for hit vs. Packers

    Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo was fined $53,482 by the NFL on Friday for his hit during a play in Minnesota's tie at Green Bay last weekend. Sendejo was penalized 15 yards for unnecessary roughness after tackling Packers wide receiver Davante Adams in the third quarter. The safety knocked into...

  • Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

    Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show. Ames police reports show that 22-year-old Collin Richards struggled with drug and alcohol abuse, mental...

  • NC river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

    Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant Friday where an old coal ash dump had been covered over by Florence 's floodwaters. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said Friday the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton...

  • Memory's frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter

    She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it's possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and...

  • Woman stabs 5 - including newborns - at New York nursery

    A woman stabbed five people — including three newborn babies — and then slashed her wrist early Friday inside a New York City home that was apparently being used as an unlicensed neighborhood nursery for new mothers and their children, authorities said. All of the victims in the attack, which happened...

  • Race central to Chicago case, even if jury doesn't hear it

    In front of jurors in the trial of a white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the shooting of a black teenager, race is hardly mentioned at all. Just once, during opening statements, have prosecutors even brought up the fact that 17-year-old Laquan McDonald was black, drawing a sharp...

  • AP sources: Rosenstein spoke of possible secret Trump taping

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump last year as law enforcement agencies grew increasingly unnerved about chaos in the White House , according to people familiar with the exchange. One person who was present at the time said Rosenstein was...

  • Ferguson 'quite emotional' in return to Old Trafford

    Alex Ferguson has returned to Old Trafford for the first time since undergoing an emergency brain operation in May and will watch Manchester United host Wolverhampton in the Premier League later Saturday. Ferguson spent almost 27 years as manager of United before retiring in 2013 as the most successful...

  • Hurricane rating system fails to account for deadly rain

    When meteorologists downgraded Hurricane Florence from a powerful Category 4 storm to a Category 2 and then a Category 1, Wayne Mills figured he could stick it out. He regrets it. The Neuse River, normally 150 feet away, lapped near his door in New Bern, North Carolina, Sunday even as the storm...

  • Opposition says it is better off after Syria deal in Idlib

    Syria's opposition says it is better off in the wake of a Turkey-Russia deal on a demilitarized zone around Idlib province compared to periods following the defeat of rebels in other parts of the country. Opposition figures said Tuesday the deal will spare Idlib a government offensive, while a...

  • Farm Aid festival benefits Connecticut farmers for 1st time

    The Farm Aid music festival is taking place this year in Hartford . The annual event, which raises money and awareness for family farms, takes place Saturday at the Xfinity Theater, the first time in its 33-year history it has been held in Connecticut. Artists including Willie Nelson, Neil Young,...

  • Massachusetts has a $1B surplus; why no hurry to spend it?

    It seems a reasonable assumption that Massachusetts politicians would eagerly find ways to spend more than $1 billion that — in a manner of speaking — is just lying around on Beacon Hill. Not so, apparently. Nearly three months after the state's previous fiscal year ended with a sizeable revenue...

  • Top Baltimore Symphony oboist files sex harassment complaint

    A Baltimore Symphony Orchestra oboist has filed a sexual harassment complaint, saying the orchestra failed to protect her from repeated harassment and retaliation. News outlets report principal oboe player Katherine Needleman says concertmaster Jonathan Carney has engaged in a constant pattern...

  • California college moves 'Prospector Pete' statue from plaza

    California State University, Long Beach , will move its half-century-old "Prospector Pete" statue away from a prominent place on campus because of the impact the 1849 gold rush had on indigenous people. A statement on the university website said the gold rush was "a time in history when the indigenous...

  • Mosquitoes test negative for viruses as season winds down

    Environmental officials in Rhode Island say the number of mosquitoes is dwindling and the latest samples tested negative for both West Nile and Eastern equine encephalitis. The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management said Friday that 107 mosquito samples from 27 traps set earlier this...

  • New dates being added for Bob Seger's final concert tour

    New dates are being added as Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band prepare for what they say is their final tour. Promoters announced Tuesday that tickets will go on sale Sept. 28 for shows in Dallas; Houston; Cleveland; Buffalo, New York; New York City; Louisville, Kentucky; Peoria, Illinois; and...

  • Iraqi held over fatal stabbing released from German jail

    German news agency dpa reports that a court in the eastern city of Chemnitz has ordered the release of an Iraqi man detained over the fatal stabbing of a 35-year-old German last month that sparked violent protests. Dpa quoted the 22-year-old Iraqi man's lawyer as saying the Chemnitz court had lifted...

  • Striking images captured on 1st day of Korean summit talks

    The broadly smiling North and South Korean leaders embrace each other as cheering Pyongyang residents wave fake flowers. The two inspect goose-stepping soldiers and ride together in a convertible Mercedes limousine for a parade. The leaders praise one another for taking the initiative to open a...

  • Philippine policeman: Villagers refused advice to flee storm

    A Philippine police officer who tried to persuade residents of a mining camp to move to safety as a powerful typhoon approached said Tuesday they refused to leave, and a day later the storm triggered a huge landslide that buried dozens of people. Police Senior Inspector Heherson Zambale said in...

  • Flooding: Dam breach at Duke plant; coal ash could spill

    Florence 's floodwaters breached a dam holding back a large reservoir at a Wilmington power plant Friday, and coal ash from an adjacent dump could be flowing into the nearby Cape Fear River. Duke Energy spokeswoman Paige Sheehan said the utility doesn't believe the breach at the L.V. Sutton Power...

  • S. Carolina town worries plan to save road will flood homes

    Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes' house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence, he doesn't feel so lucky. He worries the Waccamaw River will make its way into his Conway home because...

  • Russia blames Israel for plane shot down by Syrian missile

    A Russian reconnaissance aircraft was shot down by a Syrian missile over the Mediterranean Sea, killing all 15 people on board, the Russian Defense Ministry said Tuesday. It blamed Israel for the crash, saying the plane was caught in the crossfire as four Israeli fighters attacked targets in northwestern...

  • Papa John's new ads: John's out, diverse franchisees are in

    Papa John's, which wants to distance itself from founder John Schnatter, is releasing new ads Tuesday that replace him with a diverse group of franchisees. The commercials show several franchisees looking into the camera and introducing themselves to viewers. "You've heard one voice of Papa John's...

  • Town accused of bias against Orthodox Jews settles lawsuit

    A New Jersey town has agreed to repeal an ordinance that state officials said discriminated against Orthodox Jews. The moves, announced Monday, resolve a lawsuit the state attorney general's office filed against Mahwah last October. The town had already repealed an ordinance that barred out-of-state...

  • Former FBI official Andrew McCabe has book deal

    Just months after the publication of James Comey 's "A Higher Loyalty," another former FBI official will take on President Donald Trump . Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director ousted this year amid repeated attacks from Trump and a critical Justice Department report, has a book deal. St....

  • As he considers 2020, Biden airs regrets of Thomas hearings

    Weighing a 2020 campaign for president, former Vice President Joe Biden says he should have protected Anita Hill from what he called "character assassination" during the Supreme Court confirmation hearings of Justice Clarence Thomas more than a quarter century ago. Biden chaired the Senate Judiciary...

  • US Energy Sec'y: Europe should cut dependence on Russia gas

    U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry on Tuesday said Europe should lessen its dependence on Russian gas and diversify energy sources, speaking at a summit to improve ties between eastern Europe and the U.S. and the European Union . "There is great security in energy diversity," Perry said in comments...

  • Gas prices dip in New Jersey, stable across country

    Gas prices dipped in New Jersey but stayed relatively stable over the rest of the country following the flooding and destruction in the Carolinas. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas Friday in New Jersey was $2.87, down two cents from last week. Motorists were paying...

  • It won't be 2011, but Orioles hope late-season stretch against playoff contenders can boost momentum

    The Orioles have been out of the pennant race for months, their season now focused on setting a strong foundation for the future, but in their last 10 games, they play three teams jockeying for playoff positions. That season-ending stretch started Friday at Yankee Stadium, where the New York Yankees...

  • Pumas empata con Morelia en partido de 83 minutos

    En un encuentro que duró 83 minutos y que fue suspendido por una tormenta eléctrica, Morelia y Pumas empataron sin goles el viernes por la noche, por la décima fecha del torneo Apertura mexicano. Después de detener el encuentro, las autoridades y los dos equipos esperaron 35 minutos antes de anunciar...

  • Parents face tougher rules to get immigrant children back

    MIAMI (AP) — Armando Tabora desperately wants to get his teenage daughter out of the government detention facility where she has been for more than three months. He has been stymied at every turn. The Florida landscaping worker took the bold step of going to a government office to submit fingerprints...

  • Dutch government expects unemployment to fall to record low

    The Dutch government says the country's economy will grow by 2.6 percent next year and unemployment will fall to a record low of 3.5 percent. The projected sixth year of growth reflects an economy that has recovered strongly from the global financial crisis a decade ago. King Willem-Alexander unveiled...

  • 5 ways Trump's tariffs on $200B in China goods could be felt

    By imposing taxes on an additional $200 billion in Chinese goods, President Donald Trump has intensified a battle of wills between the world's two largest economies — and the outcome is far from certain. No one knows how long the tariffs announced Monday might last. No one knows if Beijing will...

  • State to waive tax penalties for residents after blasts

    Residents trying to recover from the gas explosions and fires that rocked the Merrimack Valley more than a week ago have one fewer thing to worry about. The Massachusetts Department of Revenue says it will give a break to taxpayers in Lawrence, Andover and North Andover who may have trouble meeting...

  • Offerman to narrate literary audiobook 'Twain's Feast'

    An upcoming audiobook about Mark Twain offers food for thought, and some thoughts for food. Nick Offerman will narrate "Twain's Feast," a look at Twain's life through the food he loved. The producer and distributor Audible Inc. announced Tuesday that the book comes out Nov. 2. Audible is calling...

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