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Kavanaugh takes place on high court; McConnell looks ahead

By HOPE YEN Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate’s majority leader, insisting his chamber won’t be irreparably damaged by the bitter fight over new Supreme...

Limousine blows stop sign; 20 die when vehicle strikes SUV

By MICHAEL HILL and BOB SALSBERG Associated Press SCHOHARIE, N.Y. (AP) — The site of a devastating accident that killed two pedestrians and 18 occupants of...

Columbus Day? In Columbus, they are honoring veterans

By JULIE CARR SMYTH Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The largest city named for Christopher Columbus has called off its observance of the divisive holiday...

China tells U.S. to stop criticism, saying it’s harming relationship

BEIJING (AP) — Chinese officials appealed to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday to repair relations they said have been damaged by...

Vizcaino, Braves stop Dodgers 6-5, cut NLDS deficit to 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Freddie Freeman put the Atlanta Braves ahead, then watched from first base as they almost give away the lead — and...

Deep dig: Indians face familiar 2-0 hole in ALDS against Astros

By TOM WITHERS AP Sports Writer CLEVELAND (AP) — The Indians are very familiar with the postseason hole they’re currently stuck in. They saw one just...

Still far off, Michael a growing menace to Florida Panhandle

By MIKE SCHNEIDER Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A tropical storm that rapidly formed off Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula has gained new strength and could become...

Violinist, professor, pastor among ‘genius grant’ winners

By HERBERT G. McCANN Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — A violinist who organizes concerts for the homeless, a professor whose research is being used to increase...

Fire victims say cleanup crews added to woes

By PAUL ELIAS Associated Press SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — One year after a devastating series of wildfires ripped through Northern California wine country, destroying thousands...

Confirmed deaths near 2,000, still more likely in Indonesia

By ANDI JATMIKO Associated Press PALU, Indonesia (AP) — The death toll from the devastating earthquake and tsunami on Indonesia’s Sulawesi island neared 2,000 on Monday,...