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  • Senators urge tough US response over missing Saudi writer

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two leading Senate Republicans on Sunday threatened tough punitive action by Congress against Saudi Arabia, including a possible halt of military sales, if missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi was indeed killed inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. As Saudi Arabia warned of possible economic retaliation of its own, Sens. Marco Rubio and Jeff […]
  • ‘First Man’ blasts off behind ‘Venom,’ ‘A Star Is Born’

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Neil Armstrong film “First Man” settled for a third-place landing at the North American box office in its opening weekend in theaters. The Ryan Gosling-starrer and a host of newcomers, like the family-friendly “Goosebumps” sequel and the neo-noir mystery “Bad Times at the El Royale,” couldn’t unseat last week’s top […]
  • AP College Football Poll: LSU back to No. 5; Michigan to 6th

    After four of the top eight teams lost, The Associated Press college football poll had a new look behind No. 1 Alabama, with Ohio State reaching No. 2, LSU jumping back to No. 5 and Michigan moving into the top 10 for the first time this season. The Crimson Tide received all but one of […]
  • New York’s Cuomo blasts Trump, Republicans in protest clash

    NEW YORK (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo questioned Sunday why state Republicans would have invited the founder of a far-right group to speak in Manhattan, and he blamed them and President Donald Trump for violent clashes that took place after the speech. In a conference call with reporters, the Democratic governor called the invitation to […]
  • Dead candidate’s name will appear on Wyoming ballots

    LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) — The name of a Wyoming Republican regional political candidate who died last week will still appear on ballots in the Nov. 6 election. The Laramie Boomerang reports that defense attorney Tony Lopez died on Tuesday at age 65. He was running for the post of Albany County Attorney. The ballots in […]
  • Heavy snow blankets Colorado, Wyoming in early season storm

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado and Wyoming residents woke up Sunday to find that an early season snowstorm had blanketed their homes and roadways with up to a foot (30 centimeters) of snow and sent temperatures plunging overnight. The storm caused crashes, snarled traffic and temporarily closed some major highways due to icy conditions. The heaviest […]
  • 3rd person found dead days after raging Texas floodwaters

    JUNCTION, Texas (AP) — Searchers have located the remains of a third person several days after raging floodwaters overtook a small city in West Texas. A news release from Texas A&M Forest Service spokeswoman Christi Powers says the remains were found Saturday evening near Yates Crossing in Junction, a small city alongside the South Llano […]
  • Wind, rain nixes Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta farewell launch

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Bad weather has cancelled the farewell launch on the final day of this year’s Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta. The event was called off Sunday morning after officials determined the wet and windy weather conditions on the field wouldn’t allow balloons to inflate or lift off. Last Sunday, strong winds led to […]
  • Visitors to Montana spent $3.2B in 2017, most near parks

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — A new study says visitors spent $3.24 billion in Montana last year, representing about a 2. 5 percent increase over 2016 spending. The report made public this month by the University of Montana’s Institute for Tourism and Recreation Research says more than 60 percent was spent in areas around Glacier and […]
  • Deputes fatally shoot suspect in Georgia after standoff

    GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say sheriff’s deputies fatally shot a man who fired at them from a barricaded home after a standoff that lasted more than six hours. Georgia news outlets say the trouble began around 5 p.m. Saturday in Hall County. The Hall County Sheriff’s Office said it responded to a […]
  • North Dakota Democrat Heitkamp scrambles to catch Cramer

    FARGO, N.D. (AP) — Heidi Heitkamp squeezed dozens of hands and posed for pictures with college students at North Dakota State University recently, bubbling with characteristic exuberance that belied the Democratic senator’s uncertain future. “I want everybody to just do something for me,” Heitkamp said, her voice hoarse. “Everybody stand up! I want you to […]
  • US lacks Latino historical sites and landmarks, scholars say

    GLORIETA PASS, N.M. (AP) — A makeshift memorial to Hispanic Civil War Union soldiers in an isolated part northern New Mexico is a typical representation of sites linked to U.S. Latino history: It’s shabby, largely unknown and at risk of disappearing. Across the U.S, many sites historically connected to key moments in Latino civil rights […]
  • The Latest: FEMA Chief: Florida damage among worst he’s seen

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on communities struggling in the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 7:00 p.m. Federal Emergency Management Agency chief Brock Long is calling the damage left by Hurricane Michael some of the worst he’s ever seen. Long toured several towns in Florida’s Panhandle on Sunday with Gov. Rick Scott. […]
  • In Georgia, claims of vote suppression and publicity stunts

    ATLANTA (AP) — Stacey Abrams, the Democrat vying for the governorship of Georgia, is ratcheting up her assertion that Republican rival Brian Kemp is effectively suppressing minority and women voters in his role as secretary of state. The Kemp campaign is returning fire with charges of a “manufactured … crisis” and a “publicity stunt” as […]
  • GOP pins hopes for keeping Ryan’s Wisconsin seat on Ryan 2.0

    JANESVILLE, Wis. (AP) — Ironworker Randy Bryce spent months gearing up to try to unseat House Speaker Paul Ryan in November’s election, cleverly cultivating an “Iron Stache” persona for a candidacy that was as colorful as it was unlikely. Then Ryan decided to retire , transforming a faint upset hope into a race Democrats are […]