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  • No ‘blue wave,’ but Democrats’ midterm success sinking in

    NEW YORK (AP) — No it wasn’t a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on Election Night. As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, firming up their grip on the U.S. House of Representatives and […]
  • Migrant caravan moves on western Mexico city of Guadalajara

    GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — Several thousand Central American migrants heading for the U.S. border arrived in the western Mexico city of Guadalajara with help from truckers and other motorists Monday, marking a month since their trek began. Many of the migrants boarded waiting buses at the Jalisco state line that carried them to a shelter […]
  • Congress returns to new dynamic, GOP shutdown threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returns to a changed political landscape Tuesday as newly-elected lawmakers arrive in Washington, the parties elect new leadership and incumbents square off for one final legislative sprint before House Democrats take power. Voters swept away eight years of House Republican control in last week’s election, creating a new political dynamic that’s […]
  • Business Highlights

    ___ Amazon HQ favorites: Similar basics but different vibes NEW YORK (AP) — The communities said to be favored for new bases for Amazon are both riverfront stretches of major metro areas with ample transportation and space for workers. But there are plenty of differences between New York’s Long Island City and Crystal City in […]
  • High school placed on lockdown after officer shoots himself

    TOWSON, Md. (AP) — A Maryland high school was briefly placed on lockdown after authorities say a school resource officer fatally shot himself inside his office. Baltimore County police spokeswoman Officer Jen Peach said at a news conference Monday that police and medics were called to Eastern Technical High School around 12:23 p.m. Peach said […]
  • The Latest: Top Episcopal responds to same-sex marriage ban

    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The Latest on an Episcopal bishop in Albany, New York, banning same-sex marriages in his diocese (all times local): 4:30 p.m. The head of the Episcopal Church says he will soon decide what to do about an upstate New York bishop barring same-sex marriages in his diocese. Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop […]
  • Travelers can find tools to weigh safety of foreign airlines

    International air travel has become remarkably safe in recent years, with deadly accidents like last month’s Lion Air crash in Indonesia becoming more rare. Statistics aside, the accident is making travelers wary of flying in some countries or on certain foreign airlines. The safety of Indonesia’s airlines had been questioned long before the Lion Air […]
  • Man wants 1994 murder case tossed, alleges police misconduct

    An Illinois man whose 1994 murder conviction was based on shoddy ballistic evidence wants his case dismissed on the eve of his retrial after allegations of police and prosecutorial misconduct surfaced. Lawyers for Patrick Pursley, 52, will argue their request for dismissal Tuesday, the day the trial had been scheduled to begin in Winnebago County […]
  • Service held for veterans’ cremains found at funeral home

    HOLLY, Mich. (AP) — A service was held Monday at a Michigan cemetery for the cremated remains of about 20 military veterans found in a closed Detroit funeral home. Hearses bearing the remains were escorted by police from the Detroit area to Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, about 50 miles (80 kilometers) northwest of […]
  • ‘This Is Us’ season will answer war mysteries, creator says

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — “This Is Us” star Milo Ventimiglia was between scenes on the set in Vietnam, the setting for a critical flashback story about his character Jack’s wartime tragedy. Then modern-day reality merged with TV fiction about a decades-old conflict. “I’m there in full battle dress, my rifle slung, my hat on, looking […]
  • Police: Teen sent swastika to phones at Chicago-area school

    OAK PARK, Ill. (AP) — A 14-year-old boy has been charged with sending a swastika image to the smartphones of other students during a suburban Chicago high school assembly. Oak Park police say the student at Oak Park and River Forest High School faces a misdemeanor charge of disseminating harmful material and faces a juvenile […]
  • The Latest: Wisconsinites rally for love after Nazi photo

    BARABOO, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a photo of Wisconsin high school students giving what appears to be a Nazi salute (all times local): 3:30 p.m. Some members of a Wisconsin community are rallying to give a message of love in response to a photo that appears to show several high school students flashing […]
  • 3 killed as van collides with police car chasing other car

    SOUTH FULTON, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a police car pursuing a stolen vehicle has collided with a work van in metro Atlanta, killing three people inside. Georgia State Patrol tells news outlets in a statement that the van and a South Fulton police officer’s car crashed Sunday night and three passengers of the van […]
  • Pennsylvania diocese sued over priest named in probe

    ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A man is suing a Pennsylvania-based Roman Catholic diocese alleging abuse by a now-defrocked priest named in a statewide grand jury report this year. The now-29-year-old former altar boy, identified as John Doe, alleges he was sexually assaulted by former priest Bruno Tucci between 1999 and 2001 at Our Lady of […]
  • Divers haul in large amount of debris from marine monument

    HONOLULU (AP) — A team of divers hauled in nearly 165,000 pounds (75,000 kilograms) of abandoned fishing nets and plastic waste during a cleanup expedition at Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, federal officials said. The 18 divers left Sept. 19 and returned Oct. 29 from a trek to the chain of isles and atolls located 1,200 […]