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September 23, 2020 10:32 p.m.

Giants beat Rockies 7-2 to take lead in NL wild-card race

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Mauricio Dubón hit a three-run homer off reliever Yency Almonte in the fifth inning and the San Francisco Giants beat the Colorado Rockies 7-2 on Wednesday night to move barely in front in a crowded NL wild-card race.

September 23, 2020 10:31 p.m.

'Are people to be left to die?' Vaccine pleas fill UN summit

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — If the United Nations was created from the ashes of World War II, what will be born from the global crisis of COVID-19?

September 23, 2020 10:30 p.m.

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, eliminate champs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder.

Bullpup football opens season, new era
September 23, 2020 10:08 p.m.

Bullpup football opens season, new era

Bullpup football returns after decade-long absence; seventh, eighth graders take down Timberlake

September 23, 2020 10:07 p.m.

Embed-Fruits Of Labor-Palm Oil, ADVISORY

FRUITS OF LABOR - PALM OIL — Chart. Global demand for palm oil, which is found in half the items on supermarket shelves and in most cosmetic products, has skyrocketed over the past few decades. An AP investigation into the invisible workforce of millions of laborers toiling in the palm oil industry in Malaysia and Indonesia found many of them suffering from various forms of exploitation. This digital embed shows the fast rising production of palm oil. This chart is current as of Sept. 24, 2020 and will not be updated. Source: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea shoots SKorean official, burns his body

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea said Thursday North Korean troops shot a South Korean government official who may have attempted to defect and set his body on fire, after they found him on a floating object in waters near the rivals’ disputed sea boundary.

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

A's beat Dodgers 6-4 on Laureano's 9th-inning homer

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ramon Laureano broke a ninth-inning tie with a two-run homer and the Oakland Athletics beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 6-4 on Wednesday night in a matchup of West division champions.

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Dismay over Breonna Taylor spills into America's streets

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Anger, frustration and sadness over the decision not to charge Kentucky police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death poured into America’s streets as protesters lashed out at a criminal justice system they say is stacked against Black people. Violence seized the demonstrations in her hometown of Louisville as gunfire rang out and wounded two police officers.

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Rays clinch first AL East title in 10 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Randy Arozarena homered twice and the Tampa Bay Rays clinched their first AL East title in 10 years Wednesday night with an 8-5 victory over the New York Mets.

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Wright-Phillips scores twice, LAFC beats Whitecaps 6-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice to move into fifth place on the MLS career list and Los Angeles beat the Vancouver Whitecaps 6-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 10:06 p.m.

Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks

PENINSULAR, Malaysia (AP) — Jum’s words tumble out over the phone, his voice growing ever more frantic.

September 23, 2020 10:02 p.m.

Column: MHSA report: So far, so good (and keep it up)

Aside from the prospect of having Zoom speech and debate meets in December, fall sports for the Montana High School Association seem to be plugging along.

Mercer taking advantage of extra time on the course
September 23, 2020 9:59 p.m.

Mercer taking advantage of extra time on the course

All of us had our lives altered greatly by the COVID-19 pandemic, and most often in a negative way, but for Marcella Mercer there was a silver lining.

September 23, 2020 9:33 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:09 a.m. EDT

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

September 23, 2020 9:33 p.m.

Yimmi Chara gives Portland 1-0 victory over Seattle

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Yimmi Chara scored in the opening minutes and the Portland Timbers went on to beat Pacific Northwest rival Seattle 1-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 9:33 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

September 23, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Progressives pledge to keep pushing Biden to expand court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Since Joe Biden ran away with the Democratic presidential nomination in March, leading progressives have accepted him — sometimes grudgingly — as their party's leader. But, in the final weeks of the campaign, the Supreme Court vacancy is threatening to inflame

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

He's a Herro: Heat top Celtics, move a game from NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Tyler Herro should still be in college. He's not, but is still a student.

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

2nd-half goals lift Real Salt Lake over LA Galaxy, 2-0

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Albert Rusnak and Damir Kreilach scored second-half goals and Real Salt Lake beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

The Latest: Police use chemical agents on Atlanta protesters

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

Australian convicted of murdering 2 women, acquitted of 3rd

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A judge on Thursday convicted a man of murdering two women who disappeared while going home from a night out with friends in the Australian west coast city of Perth.

September 23, 2020 9:06 p.m.

Pompeo shatters diplomatic norms with political appearances

WASHINGTON (AP) — Undaunted by criticism, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is forging ahead with a series of events that have overtly political overtones ahead of the November presidential election.

September 23, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Asia Today: China to let in more foreigners as virus recedes

BEIJING (AP) — Foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China starting next week as the threat of coronavirus continues to recede.

September 23, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Wildfires taint West Coast vineyards with taste of smoke

TURNER, Ore. (AP) — Smoke from the West Coast wildfires has tainted grapes in some of the nation's most celebrated wine regions with an ashy flavor that could spell disaster for the 2020 vintage.

September 23, 2020 9:03 p.m.

The Latest: China lifts pandemic bar on entry by foreigners

BEIJING — Chinese officials say foreigners holding certain types of visas and residence permits will be permitted to return to China as the threat of the new coronavirus continues to recede.

September 23, 2020 8:30 p.m.

Perez, Cordero power Royals to 12-3 rout of contending Cards

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Cardinals are headed back to Busch Stadium with their playoff fate still in their hands.

September 23, 2020 8:30 p.m.

The Latest: Trump, Biden comment on protests, officers shot

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 8:30 p.m.

19-year-old Bassett, Lewis help Rapids beat Earthquakes 5-0

COMMERCE CITY, Colo. (AP) — Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis each scored for the second consecutive game and the Colorado Rapids beat the San Jose Earthquakes 5-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 8:30 p.m.

Twins assume first in AL Central with 7-6 win against Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Jake Cave hit a pair of home runs, Kenta Maeda finished off his regular season with another strong start and the Minnesota Twins beat the Detroit Tigers 7-6 on Wednesday night to take over sole possession of the AL Central lead for the first time since late August.

September 23, 2020 8:30 p.m.

70 whales rescued from Australia's worst mass beaching

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Authorities revised up the number of pilot whales rescued from Australia’s worst mass stranding from 50 to 70 on Thursday, as the focus shifted to removing 380 carcasses from Tasmania state shallows.

September 23, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Breach at software provider to local governments, schools

DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services for governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems.

September 23, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Asian shares fall as caution sets in after Wall St retreat

Asian shares were mostly lower Thursday as caution set in after a retreat on Wall Street driven by a decline in technology shares.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Yankees make four errors, lose 14-1 to Blue Jays

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gary Sánchez made two of his team’s season-high four errors and the Toronto Blue Jays beat the sloppy Yankees 14-1 Wednesday night, dealing New York perhaps a fatal blow in its race for home-field advantage in the first round of the playoffs.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Another slow start undermines Stars in loss to Lightning

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Another slow start doomed the Dallas Stars.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

MLS-leading Crew beat Minnesota United 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lucas Zelarayán and Pedro Santos each had a goal and an assist and the MLS-leading Columbus Crew beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Red Bulls score 3 second-half goals in 4-1 win over Miami

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Brian White scored the first of New York's three second-half goals and the Red Bulls beat Inter Miami 4-1 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Rios scores first MLS goal, Nashville beats DC United 1-0

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Daniel Rios scored his first MLS goal on a diving header and Nashville SC beat D.C. United 1-0 on Wednesday night in the league's first game with a female center referee in more than 20 years.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Stamkos scores, leaves, Lightning beat Stars 5-2 in Game 3

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — As soon as Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, his Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated on the ice and the bench with 211 days of pent up excitement.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Seoul: North Korea fired at a S. Korean and burned his body

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea on Thursday accused North Korea of firing at a South Korean government official and burning his body and urged the North to punish those responsible.

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

The Latest: 2 officers shot, wounded amid Taylor protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 8:06 p.m.

Eovaldi's solid outing, Devers' hit lift Sox over O's 9-1

BOSTON (AP) — Nathan Eovaldi struck out eight over six scoreless innings, Rafael Devers hit a three-run double that capped a six-run third and the Boston Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 9-1 on Wednesday night in a matchup of the AL East’s worst teams.

September 23, 2020 8:03 p.m.

China auto show forging ahead under anti-virus controls

BEIJING (AP) — The first event for the CEO of Swedish electric car brand Polestar at this month’s Beijing auto show: A two-week quarantine in a hotel.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Bieber lowers ERA to 1.63, Indians top White Sox 3-2

CLEVELAND (AP) — Shane Bieber lowered his ERA to 1.63 in his final regular-season start, the lowest in the American League since Luis Tiant’s 1.60 for Cleveland in 1968, and Jordan Luplow hit a game-ending home run that gave the Indians a 3-2 win over Chicago on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Hours after a Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for Breonna Taylor's death and protesters took to the streets, authorities said two officers were shot and wounded Wednesday night during the demonstrations expressing anger over the killings of Black people at the hands of police.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Braves beat Marlins again 9-4, but Fried hurt in 1st inning

ATLANTA (AP) — Max Fried sat glumly in the dugout after the first inning, pondering another potential blow to the Atlanta Braves' beleaguered rotation with the NL playoffs just a week away.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

The Latest: Police say 2 officers shot, wounded amid protest

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Zelarayán, Santos score; Crew beats Minnesota United 2-1

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lucas Zelarayán and Pedro Santos each had a goal and an assist and the MLS-leading Columbus Crew beat Minnesota United 2-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Stamkos scores, leaves Game 3, Lightning up 5-1 on Stars

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, left with injury and the Tampa Bay Lightning kept dominating without him.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Pirates cool off Hendricks, slip past playoff-bound Cubs 2-1

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs are heading to the playoffs for the fifth time in six years. If their offense doesn't pick up soon, it might be a short stay.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Data breach at software provider to local governments

DALLAS (AP) — A major provider of software services to local governments and schools across the United States, Tyler Technologies, told customers Wednesday that an unknown intruder broke into its phone and information technology systems.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Blake makes save in 92nd, Union tie FC Cincinnati 0-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Andre Blake had the only save of the match and the Philadelphia Union stretched their unbeaten streak to four with a scoreless draw with FC Cincinnati on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Orlando City beats Sporting KC to run unbeaten streak to 7

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Tesho Akindele and Benji Michel scored in the first half and Orlando City beat Sporting Kansas City 2-1 on Wednesday night to run its unbeaten streak to seven games.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Rays beat Mets 8-5, clinch 1st AL East title in 10 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Confetti instead of champagne. Silly string instead of beer.

September 23, 2020 7:33 p.m.

Kings Canyon, Yosemite parks reopen as air quality improves

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on Friday as air quality improves.

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

The Latest: Breonna Taylor protesters split in small groups

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

LEADING OFF: Padres check Clevinger, Burnes' ERA title bid

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Beric scores again as Fire beats Dynamo, snaps skid

CHICAGO (AP) — Robert Beric scored for the third consecutive game and the Chicago Fire beat the Houston Dynamo 4-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Votto homers, Bauer sharp as surging Reds top Brewers 6-1

CINCINNATI (AP) — The grounds crew that had been banging drums and raising a din in the stands all game long lined up and exchanged high-fives with exuberant Reds players.

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

Mariners keep slim playoff hopes alive, beat Astros 3-2

SEATTLE (AP) — In what was supposed to be a rebuilding season the Seattle Mariners will go into the final weekend with an outside shot at the postseason.

September 23, 2020 7:06 p.m.

General becomes 1st Black head of U.S. Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The U.S. Air Force Academy installed a new superintendent who will be the first Black officer to lead the military institution.

September 23, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Texas Rep. Ron Wright out of hospital after cancer treatment

DALLAS (AP) — U.S. Rep. Ron Wright is out of the hospital following treatment for lung cancer complications, the Texas Republican's campaign staff announced Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Mining county asks lawmakers for open meetings law exemption

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Officials in a rural Nevada county with significant mining assets want state lawmakers to carve out an exemption in the state's Open Meeting Law to allow them to discuss environmental assessments before the reports are released to the public.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Pozuelo scores on penalty in 90th, Toronto FC beats NYC 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Toronto FC beat New York City FC 1-0 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Harper's 2 HRs help Phils top Nats 12-3, push champs to edge

WASHINGTON (AP) — Bryce Harper showed up to Nationals Park, his old stomping grounds, about six hours before Wednesday night’s first pitch to get treatment for a bothersome back, then got a chance to stay off his feet a bit as the designated hitter instead of an outfielder.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Larentowicz, Atlanta beats FC Dallas 1-0 to end winless skid

ATLANTA (AP) — Jeff Larentowicz scored on a penalty kick and Atlanta United beat FC Dallas 1-0 on Wednesday night to end a six-game winless streak.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

The Latest: Protest marches in US cities over Kentucky case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Another mountain lion found dead on California freeway

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Another mountain lion was found dead Wednesday on a Southern California freeway, prompting autthorities to say it was likely the latest of nearly two dozen cougars who have been struck while trying to cross roads that ring their territory.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Pozuelo scores in 90th minute, Toronto FC beats NYCFC 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Alejandro Pozuelo scored on a penalty kick in the 90th minute and Alex Bono tied the Toronto FC shutout record with 28 in the Reds' 1-0 victory over New York City on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 9:09 p.m. EDT

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

September 23, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Rookie Mathisen hits 2 HRs, D-backs beat Rangers 7-3

PHOENIX (AP) — Rookie Wyatt Mathisen hit his first two career homers, fellow rookie Daulton Varsho knocked in the go-ahead run with a triple, and the Arizona Diamondbacks rallied for a 7-3 victory over the Texas Rangers on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 6:06 p.m.

Louisville police say officer has been shot as protests grow over lack of charges for officers in Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville police say officer has been shot as protests grow over lack of charges for officers in Breonna Taylor's death.

September 23, 2020 6:06 p.m.

Stamkos scores on first shot, Lightning lead Stars 2-1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Steven Stamkos scored on his first shot since February, and the Tampa Bay Lightning lead the Dallas Stars 2-1 after one period of Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 6:06 p.m.

Louisville officer shot, but unclear if tied to protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police in Louisville, Kentucky, say an officer has been shot. It's not clear if the officer was shot during the protests over a grand jury's decision to bring no charges against police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong.

September 23, 2020 6:06 p.m.

Breonna Taylor grand jury decision spurs NYC protests

NEW YORK (AP) — Demonstrators packed a New York City plaza Wednesday night to protest a Kentucky grand jury's decision not to indict any police officers for the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor.

September 23, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Trump says he's 'not a fan' of Meghan's, wishes Harry luck

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump took a swipe at the Duchess of Sussex on Wednesday after the former Meghan Markle and Prince Harry participated in a Time 100 video urging Americans to vote.

September 23, 2020 6:03 p.m.

State Supreme Court upholds ruling on Green Party candidates

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court said in an opinion released Wednesday that it rejected a Republican-backed bid to get Montana Green Party candidates on the November ballot because a petition to qualify them was not supported by the Green Party itself.

September 23, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Stamkos seen: Lightning captain returns for Game 3 of final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Seen Stamkos? Just in time for Game 3 of the Stanley Cup Final.

September 23, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Henderson willing to carry LA Rams with fellow RBs hurting

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) — Although the Los Angeles Rams intend to replace Todd Gurley by using three running backs extensively this season, the plan might need a short-term alteration with two of those backs already slowed by injuries.

September 23, 2020 5:30 p.m.

Braves' Fried leave final start after tweaking ankle on bunt

ATLANTA (AP) — NL Cy Young Award contender Max Fried lasted just one inning in his final start of the regular season, leaving a game against the Miami Marlins after tweaking his ankle fielding a bunt Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 5:30 p.m.

The Latest: Riot police in Louisville square amid protests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 5:27 p.m.

The Latest: Venezuela's Guaidó urges nations to decry Maduro

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Diggs focuses on giving and receiving in 1st year with Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Stefon Diggs is more interested in giving than receiving.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Clevinger suddenly pulled after 1 inning, Pads fall to Halos

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The euphoria of clinching their first playoff berth in 14 seasons three days earlier was tempered for the San Diego Padres when right-hander Mike Clevinger was suddenly pulled after only one inning of his start Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Officials shift to recovery following Oregon wildfires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon's wildfires have “turned a corner” as firefighters continue to make significant progress containing the flames, but Oregonians still face a long road to recovery, Gov. Kate Brown said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Brooks, Amadi about to get their chance on Seahawks defense

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — Two youngsters are about to get their chance to prove they can be long-term options to help the Seattle Seahawks' struggling defense.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, establishing a timeline in the nation's most populous state that could force U.S. automakers to shift their zero-emission efforts into overdrive.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Lawyer: Case of Black inmate set to die reveals racial bias

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The lawyer for the first Black inmate scheduled to die this year as part of the Trump administration’s resumption of federal executions says race played a central role in landing her client on death row for slaying a young white Iowa couple and burning them in the trunk of their car.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Q&A: What were the results of Breonna Taylor investigation?

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in her Kentucky apartment, a grand jury delivered a long-awaited answer about whether the officers would be punished. The jury

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Celtics' Gordon Hayward, wife Robyn welcome fourth child

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward and wife Robyn are parents for a fourth time.

September 23, 2020 5:06 p.m.

Venezuela's Maduro blasts US in speech to world leaders

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro blasted United States sanctions in his address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, while avoiding any mention of a report accusing his government of crimes against humanity.

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Long lines of mourners pay respects to Ginsburg at court

WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Virginia: Warner, Gade meet in first debate of Senate race

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mark Warner of Virginia and his Republican opponent Daniel Gade sparred over the dangers of the conoravirus, when to fill a vacancy on the Supreme Court other topics Wednesday during their first debate in a little-noticed Senate race.

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

The Latest: Trump says he won't meet with Judge Lagoa

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Mississippi gov: Don't let politics hinder virus vaccination

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves on Wednesday praised the Trump administration's efforts to make a

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

The Latest: New Mexico adds 3 states to 'quarantine' list

SANTA FE, N.M. — New Mexico has added three more states to its list of what it considers places with a high coronavirus risk.

September 23, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Australian bank agrees to $919M fine for money laundering

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Westpac, Australia’s second-largest bank, agreed to pay a 1.3 billion Australian dollar ($919 million) fine for breaches of anti-money laundering and counterterrorism financing laws, the largest ever civil penalty in Australia, a financial crime regulator said on Thursday.

September 23, 2020 5 p.m.

State Supreme Court upholds ruling on Green Party candidates

HELENA (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court said in an opinion released Wednesday that it rejected a Republican-backed bid to get Montana Green Party candidates on the November ballot because a petition to qualify them was not supported by the Green Party itself.

September 23, 2020 5 p.m.

Montana high court rules regulators set unfair solar terms

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Montana Supreme Court has ruled that state energy regulators set unfair terms that rendered the MTSUN solar farm uneconomical. Tuesday's decision paves the way for the solar farm project to move forward in 2021.

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

The Latest: Arkansas State postpones game against Tulsa

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Trudeau says Canada is in a second COVID-19 wave

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Wednesday that Canada is in a second wave of COVID-19 and warned the country is on the brink of a fall season that could be much worse than the spring.

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Push to reopen private schools arrives in federal court

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday weighed whether pandemic-related occupancy limits on private schools in New Mexico violate constitutional rights to equal protection and freedom of assembly, in a case closely watched by the Trump administration.

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

The Latest: Biden urges Louisville protesters to be peaceful

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Kessler gets first MLS goal, Revolution cruise by Impact 3-1

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Rookie Henry Kessler scored his first MLS goal and the New England Revolution beat the Montreal Impact 3-1 on Wednesday night.

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Packers' Davante Adams unsure of his status for Saints game

Green Bay wide receiver Davante Adams says he doesn’t know yet whether he’ll be able to play Sunday night at New Orleans after leaving the Packers’ previous game early with a hamstring injury.

September 23, 2020 4:33 p.m.

Raiders place OL Richie Incognito on injured reserve

The Las Vegas Raiders placed starting left guard Richie Incognito on injured reserve with an Achilles injury, the latest injury to their offensive line.

September 23, 2020 4:27 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates his gains for veterans

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump claimed to receive a 2016 award from military veterans that didn't exist and falsely denigrated the record of the late Republican Sen. John McCain on veterans affairs, whose widow

September 23, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Executive leaves mine project amid recorded comment fallout

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The man helping lead efforts to develop a copper and gold mine near the headwaters of a major salmon fishery in Alaska has resigned following the release of recorded comments in which he “embellished” relationships with elected and regulatory officials, Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Trump won't commit to peaceful transfer of power if he loses

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday again declined to commit to a peaceful transfer of power if he loses the Nov. 3 presidential election.

September 23, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Louisiana treasurer: Unclaimed property fund low for claims

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana Treasurer John Schroder said Wednesday the fund to pay unclaimed property claims is temporarily running low on cash and will have to delay sending out some payments until late October because dollars from the fund were diverted to balance the state budget.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Back to work: NBA's non-Disney clubs start team workouts

Kevin Love was back on the court in Cleveland. Karl Anthony-Towns got to work in Minnesota and his old coach started to mold his new team in New York.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Sheriff: Crowds, alcohol, drugs fueling Vegas Strip violence

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities are investigating the latest shooting outside a Las Vegas Strip resort amid a spike in violent crime around the city’s marquee tourist area that police said Wednesday has led to at least 1,100 arrests since Aug. 1 and the seizure of more than 60 weapons.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Family of man shot by police pushes for charges

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Family and friends of Hasani Best rallied Wednesday and called on New Jersey authorities to bring criminal charges against one or more police officers involved in his fatal shooting last month.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

MATCHDAY: Bayern-Sevilla in Super Cup; Milan plays in Europa

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Thursday:

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

NTSB: Pilot's actions likely caused Earnhardt plane crash

A pilot's inability to maintain proper airspeed and the flight crew's decision to continue an unstable approach and landing likely caused the crash of a small plane carrying race car driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his family in 2019, according to a National Transportation Safety Board report released Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

For NBA players, Taylor grand jury decision 'not enough'

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James sent the word to the Los Angeles Lakers in a group text on Wednesday afternoon, and basketball suddenly seemed irrelevant.

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Injured Broncos QB Lock still active, can watch practice

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Drew Lock watched his replacement

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

The Latest: Trump praises AG for handling of Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 4:06 p.m.

Motivated Davis ready to replace Panthers All-Pro McCaffrey

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — There were days when running back Mike Davis wanted to quit the NFL, frustrated over his role as a practice squad player with the Seattle Seahawks.

September 23, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Schools chief candidate clarifies status of her organization

SEATTLE (AP) — A candidate for state education chief in Washington state who claimed to operate a nonprofit now says her organization does not actually have federal tax-exempt status.

September 23, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: Venezuela calls US 'serious threat to peace'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Indiana governor keeps mask order, drops other virus limits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Most of Indiana’s coronavirus restrictions on businesses and crowd sizes will be lifted this weekend, but people will still be required to wear masks in public for another three weeks, Gov. Eric Holcomb said Wednesday

September 23, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: New Year's Eve in Times Square to be scale down

NEW YORK — The organizers of the New Year’s Eve in Times Square celebration say the event will incorporate virtual elements and be scaled down and socially distant on site in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Man involved in timber poaching, starting wildfire sentenced

BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A man involved in a timber poaching effort in Olympic National Forest that started a big wildfire has been sentenced to more than two years in prison.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

AP News Digest 6:20 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Sayers, Piccolo friendship lives on in 'Brian's Song'

When Chicago Bears teammates Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo became roommates in 1967, the first time NFL players of different colors shared accommodations on the road, it hardly looked like a good fit.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Anger, tears for protesters seeking justice for Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Angry, confused and shedding tears, demonstrators who spent months calling for justice in the fatal police shooting of Breonna Taylor resumed their protests Wednesday after prosecutors announced a single officer had been indicted — but not on charges involving the Black woman's death.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Luis Suárez moves from Barcelona to Atlético Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Luis Suárez is staying in Spain after all.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

2nd Texas death row inmate declared intellectually disabled

HOUSTON (AP) — For the second time in as many weeks, Texas’ highest criminal court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of an inmate after agreeing with findings that he was ineligible to be executed because of an intellectual disability.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Mexico sending 101 firefighters to help in California

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico said Wednesday it will send 101 firefighters to the United States to help battle wildfires in California.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

El Salvador woman imprisoned after miscarriage released

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A 29-year-old woman who suffered an apparent miscarriage but was convicted of aggravated homicide under El Salvador’s strict anti-abortion laws was released from prison Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Jets WRs Perriman, Crowder sit out practice with injuries

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets wide receivers Breshad Perriman and Jamison Crowder sat out practice with injuries, and they could miss the game at Indianapolis on Sunday.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Latest Oregon revenue forecast increases by $2 billion

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon economists presented a “shocking” and significantly improved revenue forecast Wednesday, which could leave the state's current budget nearly unscathed by the economic impacts of COVID-19.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Jones isn't feeling more pressure with Saquon out for season

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Daniel Jones doesn't feel any more pressure because New York Giants offensive star Saquon Barkley is sidelined for the season with a knee injury.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Royals place Starling, Zimmer on IL to end their seasons

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Royals placed outfielder Bubba Starling and right-hander Kyle Zimmer on the injured list and returned left-hander Mike Montgomery and outfielder Franchy Cordero from rehab assignments as part of a series of roster moves to set them up for the final five games of the season.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Portland denies permit for right-wing rally, cites COVID-19

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Portland, Oregon, has denied a permit for a Saturday rally planned by the right-wing group Proud Boys.

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

September 23, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Power outage darkens much of Venezuela, puts down phones

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — A power outage left parts of Venezuela’s capital and several states in the dark Wednesday, residents and independent observers said.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: Trump says top court could weigh in on election

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's untruths on court pick, Biden's flubs

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump and his Senate allies are misrepresenting the facts about Supreme Court nominations as he prepares to push ahead with a replacement for the

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

All federal agents from Operation Legend leave Kansas City

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — More than 200 federal agents assigned to the anti-crime task force known as Operation Legend have left Kansas City, authorities announced Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Judge: Eric Trump must give NY deposition before election

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s son Eric has until Oct. 7 to speak to New York investigators probing his family’s business practices, a judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting his lawyers’ contention that his “extreme travel schedule” on the campaign trail warranted a delay until after the November election.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Former staffer: White House politicized Bolton book review

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump administration officials repeatedly exerted political pressure in an unsuccessful effort to block the release of former national security adviser John Bolton’s tell-all book, a career government records professional said in a court filing Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

TikTok asks judge to block Trump's ban as deadline looms

NEW YORK (AP) — Chinese-owned TikTok asked a judge to block the Trump Administration's attempt to ban its app, suggesting the video-sharing app's forced deal with Oracle and Walmart remains unsettled.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Virus shutdown took a toll on routine health care for kids

WASHINGTON (AP) — A sharp decline in routine medical care for low-income children during the coronavirus shutdown could cause long-term harm if not reversed, federal officials warned Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: N Dakota gives test priority to care facilities

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota’s governor has directed health officials to put long-term care residents and workers at the head of the line for coronavirus testing.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Judge will rule soon on GOP attempt to block mail ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Requiring Montana counties to open polling places for November's election would be “absolutely catastrophic," for voters and for public health, the governor's chief legal counsel, Raph Graybill, told a federal judge Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Arkansas asks judge to dismiss lawsuit over virus mandates

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas reported 20 more deaths from the illness caused by the coronavirus on Wednesday as the state asked a judge to dismiss an effort by some Republican lawmakers to invalidate virus safety restrictions.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

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September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Oregon misstated evacuation figures in chaos of wildfires

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — As wildfires raged across Oregon, state officials sent out a statement saying 500,000 people had been evacuated to escape encroaching flames.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Titans off to 2-0 start thanks to late game-winning drives

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Another week, another game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. The Tennessee Titans are making a habit of scoring late to pull off a win.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Lakers try to regain control vs confident Nuggets in Game 4

The Denver Nuggets don't sound like an underdog.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

The Latest: Kentucky governor authorizes National Guard

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death: (all times EDT)

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Dynamo, Olympiakos win 1st legs of CL qualifying playoffs

GENEVA (AP) — Champions League regulars Dynamo Kiev and Olympiakos took big steps toward the group stage Wednesday by winning their first-leg games in the qualifying playoffs.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

In Taylor case, limits of law overcome calls for justice

“Arrest the cops who killed Breonna Taylor” became a rallying cry this summer, emblazoned on T-shirts worn by celebrities and sports stars while protesters filled the streets demanding police accountability. In the end, none of the officers were charged with Taylor's killing, although one was indicted for shooting into a neighboring home that had people inside.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Sluggish practices are the latest concern for Gase, Jets

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Yep, we're talkin' about practice.

September 23, 2020 3:06 p.m.

Houston, FAU still waiting after virus disrupts 3 more games

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out three more major college football games Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Stocks close sharply lower as tech sector takes another hit

Wall Street experienced more whiplash Wednesday as stocks closed broadly lower, wiping out the market's gains from the day before.

September 23, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Michigan Senate leaves DWI's out of expungement expansion

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Senate passed bills Wednesday that would allow hundreds of thousands of people to clear their criminal records to help them overcome barriers in society such as finding employment and housing, but stopped short of including DWI offenses in the proposed expungement process.

September 23, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Firefighting pilot dies in Idaho air tanker crash

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Authorities say a firefighter died after his single-engine air tanker crashed while he was fighting a small fire in southwestern Idaho Tuesday evening.

September 23, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Judge punts on voting case over Wisconsin student IDs

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A federal judge said Wednesday that he won't rule before the election on a lawsuit that challenged a state law requiring college student IDs to have an expiration date in order for them to be used as a voter's ID.

Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award
September 23, 2020 3 p.m.

Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online "troll storm" that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and her family, court filings show.

September 23, 2020 2:59 p.m.

Veterans Home reports first COVID cases

The Montana Veterans Home confirmed it had its first case of coronavirus in a resident at the home last week, despite stringent protocols in place for the facility. Two employees also tested positive for the illness and are under quarantine.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Police order Breonna Taylor protesters to disperse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death:

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Clevinger lasts just one inning in start for Padres

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Right-hander Mike Clevinger of the playoff-bound San Diego Padres lasted only one inning in his start against the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Mayfield, Browns' high-powered offense show early promise

CLEVELAND (AP) — Like a mother lion with her hungry cubs, Baker Mayfield has many mouths to feed.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Restrictions may be loosened even further for John Hinckley

The man who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan may soon get the most freedom he's had since since the shooting outside a Washington hotel in 1981.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

FANTASY PLAYS: Players to start and sit for NFL Week 3

Through two weeks, Jacksonville's Gardner Minshew is playing at a potentially Pro Bowl level and New Orleans' Drew Brees is off to a slow start by his lofty standards.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

US appeals court in Denver eyes American Samoa citizenship

DENVER (AP) — Whether people who live in territories controlled by the U.S. automatically become citizens under a constitutional amendment that secured citizenship for freed slaves was a major focus of arguments Wednesday in a federal appeals court in Denver in a case seeking citizenship rights for residents of American Samoa.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Welcome to "Blitzburgh"; Sack-happy Steelers causing chaos

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The pressure came from everywhere. Up the middle. Off the edge. On stunts. On good old-fashioned one-on-one domination.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Former detective who sexted informant sentenced to jail

BEND, Ore. (AP) — A former Redmond Police detective who sexted with an undercover informant will serve five days jail and 18 months probation, a judge ruled Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Police declare unlawful assembly before Louisville curfew, say chemical agents may be used if protesters don't disperse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police declare unlawful assembly before Louisville curfew, say chemical agents may be used if protesters don't disperse.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Celebs, long vocal about Breonna Taylor case, decry decision

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor,

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Police officers not charged for killing Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves after they faced gunfire.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

New Kings GM McNair commits to Luke Walton as coach

New Sacramento Kings general manager Monte McNair said he is looking forward to working with coach Luke Walton to revive a franchise that has the longest current playoff drought in the NBA.

September 23, 2020 2:33 p.m.

Appeals court rejects rehearing in transgender bathroom case

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A federal appeals court on Wednesday denied a request for a full-court review of a ruling that a Virginia school board's transgender bathroom ban is unconstitutional.

September 23, 2020 2:27 p.m.

The Latest: Interim president talks Bolivia's inner turmoil

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 2:27 p.m.

Michigan House votes to shield employers from virus lawsuits

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A divided Michigan House voted Wednesday to shield health providers and businesses from coronavirus-related lawsuits filed by patients, employees or customers, advancing bills that majority Republicans said would give businesses more comfort to reopen and block frivolous complaints.

September 23, 2020 2:13 p.m.

Letters to the Editor Sept. 24

Letters to the Editor Sept. 24

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Banged-up 49ers prepare for Giants without Garoppolo

Jimmy Garoppolo missed practiced with a sprained ankle and is unlikely to return this week, setting the stage for backup Nick Mullens to possibly make his first start at quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers in nearly 21 months.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Prosecutor: Bar owner wanted to 'ambush' people stealing

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — A white Nebraska bar owner who killed himself after being charged with manslaughter for fatally shooting a Black man during May protests had been waiting to “ambush” people who were breaking into businesses and stealing, a special prosecutor said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Officer charged in Breonna Taylor case but not for her death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday that two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Missouri governor, opponent of mandatory masks, has COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson, a Republican who has steadfastly refused to require residents to wear masks, tested positive for the coronavirus, his office said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Navy releases documents from Cold War loss of submarine

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Navy began releasing documents from the investigation into the deadliest submarine disaster in U.S. history on Wednesday, but the Navy said the documents released under a court order don’t shed any new light on the cause of the sinking.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Indy's top 3 rookies getting crash course in pro football

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Running back Jonathan Taylor showed the Indianapolis Colts what he could do in his first two NFL games.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Republicans sue Texas governor over expanded early voting

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, who has refused calls to expand mail-in voting in Texas during the coronavirus pandemic, was sued Wednesday by prominent members of his own party who now want to halt the biggest change he instead ordered for November's election — extending early voting by a week.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Duke loses CB Blackwell indefinitely after knee surgery

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Duke has lost starting cornerbacks Josh Blackwell and Mark Gilbert indefinitely due to surgeries.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Too much candy: Man dies from eating bags of black licorice

A Massachusetts construction worker’s love of black licorice wound up costing him his life. Eating a bag and a half every day for a few weeks threw his nutrients out of whack and caused the 54-year-old man’s heart to stop, doctors reported Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Hat trick for Havertz as Chelsea strolls in League Cup

Three goals for Kai Havertz. A debut for Thiago Silva.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Virus uptick in Hasidic NYC neighborhoods causes concern

NEW YORK (AP) — A spike in COVID-19 cases in a handful of Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods with large Orthodox Jewish populations is raising alarm bells even as New York City's overall infection rate remains low, city officials said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Canada's Trudeau vows to do 'whatever it takes' in pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said Wednesday it will do “whatever it takes” to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic as it presented the government’s priorities for a new session of Parliament.

September 23, 2020 2:06 p.m.

Crowds protest Taylor decision; police make arrests

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The Latest on a grand jury's decision not to indict police officers on criminal charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death:

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

White House virus adviser backs Louisiana's restrictions

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The White House's coronavirus response coordinator Wednesday hailed Gov. John Bel Edwards' COVID-19 restrictions as helping to save lives, giving the Democratic governor a boost on the eve of a special session where Republican lawmakers will work to strip some of those regulations.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

At least 3 Mississippi legislative races going to runoffs

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Runoffs will be needed for at least three special elections to fill seats in the Mississippi Legislature. A fourth special election is also likely to go to a runoff, unless certified results push the top candidate over a majority in Tuesday's first round of voting.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Michigan lawmakers unveil, approve $62.7B state budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers Wednesday swiftly proposed and passed a $62.7 billion budget that will keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

World leaders criticize haphazard response to pandemic

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — World leaders gathering remotely Wednesday criticized a haphazard global response to a microscopic virus that has unleashed economic havoc and taken nearly 1 million lives in its march across the globe. In the words of Kazakhstan’s president, it was “a critical collapse of global cooperation.”

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

US experts vow ‘no cutting corners’ as vaccine tests expand

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Republican Gov. Mike Parson, opponent of mandatory masks, tests positive for COVID-19.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

French defense chief misled nation on troops' virus safety

PARIS (AP) — France’s defense minister admitted to misleading the nation about virus protections for air force personnel who evacuated French citizens from the Chinese city of Wuhan last winter, and have been suspected of links to France’s first confirmed COVID-19 cluster.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Wednesday

Technology companies dragged U.S. stocks sharply lower Wednesday as Wall Street's tumultuous month continues to churn.

September 23, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Florida seeks investigation on Bloomberg donation on voting

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's attorney general asked state and federal law enforcement on Wednesday to investigate possible election law violations after billionaire and former Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg helped raise more than $16 million for Florida felons to pay their debts so they can vote in the presidential election.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Family of man shot by police expected to push for charges

ASBURY PARK, N.J. (AP) — Relatives of a man fatally shot by police last month planned to hold a rally Wednesday where they were expected to press for criminal charges, a day after authorities released bodycam video of the shooting.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Jags without PK Lambo, C Linder vs Dolphins, maybe WR Chark

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — The Jacksonville Jaguars will be without place-kicker Josh Lambo for at least the next three games.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Mizzou's Drinkwitz: transparency trumps competitive edge

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Eli Drinkwitz could have kept private the COVID-19 testing numbers within the Missouri football program.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Actor Ryan Reynolds looking to invest in Welsh soccer club

WREXHAM, Wales (AP) — Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be making an unlikely foray into the soccer business.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Houston still waiting to play after 3rd virus cancellation

The Houston Cougars are again without an opponent and still waiting to play their season opener as COVID-19 issues wiped out two more major college football games Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Employees can’t wear BLM buttons at Fred Meyer, QFC stores

SEATTLE (AP) — In another struggle over protest symbols in the workplace, employees at Seattle-area QFC and Fred Meyer stores are saying a ban on “Black Lives Matter” buttons violates federal labor law and their union contract.

September 23, 2020 1:27 p.m.

The Latest: Trump confident in Senate approval of court pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Wyoming governor: Let states, not courts, help species

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Proposed changes to the Endangered Species Act would do more to help imperiled species recover rather than keep them under federal protection indefinitely, Wyoming's governor testified before a U.S. Senate committee Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 1:27 p.m.

eBay workers who sent spiders to couple to plead guilty

BOSTON (AP) — Four former eBay Inc. employees have agreed to plead guilty to their roles in a campaign of intimidation that included sending live spiders and cockroaches to the home of a Massachusetts couple who ran an online newsletter critical of the auction site, federal prosecutors said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Wall Street closing sharply lower as tech sector takes hit

U.S. stocks are closing sharply lower as losses accelerated in afternoon trading Wednesday. Technology stocks dragged major indexes down as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn. Apple lost 4.2% and Amazon sank 4.1%. The S&P 500 gave up 2.4% in the latest erratic trading dominated by several shifts in momentum recently. The Dow and the Nasdaq also fell. Nike jumped to one of the biggest gains in the S&P 500 after reporting stronger profit than analysts expected. Airlines and other companies that would benefit from a reopening economy rose slightly.

September 23, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Maryland panel votes to subpoena Hogan's ex-chief of staff

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland legislative panel voted unanimously Wednesday to subpoena Gov. Larry Hogan's former chief of staff, who resigned last month over a six-figure payment he received from a state agency as he left to work in the governor's office.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Black attorney general chokes up during Taylor announcement

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s Black attorney general choked up Wednesday when explaining why a grand jury didn't seek criminal charges against police officers for Breonna Taylor’s death — but his sympathetic words fell on many deaf ears.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Trudeau vows to to do 'whatever it takes' during pandemic

TORONTO (AP) — Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government said Wednesday it will do “whatever it takes” to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic as it presented the government’s priorities for a new session of Parliament.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Lawyers eye neo-Nazi website founder's assets for $14M award

Attorneys for a Montana real estate agent are eyeing the assets of a neo-Nazi website operator to collect a $14 million court judgment against the man for an anti-Semitic online “troll storm” that he orchestrated against the Jewish woman and her family, court filings show.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

College Football Picks: SEC start in most unusual season

The Southeastern Conference is set to kick off its 10-game, league-only schedule, making this Saturday the most normal-feeling yet of a most unusual season.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Media picks Alabama to top Florida in SEC championship game

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Alabama is the media favorite to win the Southeastern Conference title while Florida is the pick to win the Eastern Division.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Al-Hilal disqualified from Asian CL after squad hit by virus

Defending champion Al-Hilal was forced to withdraw from the Asian Champions League on Wednesday after being unable to field a full team due to a coronavirus outbreak.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Chargers' Kelley, Eagles' Sanders among best bets to score

It was a tough Week 2 for a lot of fantasy teams with the number injuries that occurred all across the league, but it’s a new week and a new opportunity. These are the favorite running back and wide receiver bets to score in Week 3:

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Virus Outbreak-Milestones, ADVISORY

Two big milestones in the coronavirus pandemic are fast approaching — 200,000 confirmed deaths in the U.S. and at least a million worldwide. The true number of deaths is hard to know, and could be much higher. But crossing these thresholds serves as a grim reminder of the incredible toll of COVID-19.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Egypt: 3 police killed as 4 convicts attempt prison bust

CAIRO (AP) — Three Egyptian police officers were killed when four men, convicted on terror-related charges and awaiting their death sentences, attempted on Wednesday to escape from a notorious Cairo prison, the Interior Ministry said.

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Celebrities decry decision in Breonna Taylor case

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — For months, actors, sports stars, musicians and other celebrities have been using their platforms to call for justice in the police shooting death of Breonna Taylor,

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Election 2020, ADVISORY

Here are today’s plans for coverage of Election 2020. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit

September 23, 2020 1:06 p.m.

Projected state revenues improve in Washington state

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Lawmakers in Washington state received some good financial news Wednesday, with updated numbers showing an increase in state revenues over the past few months, cutting an earlier projection of revenues losses by more than half.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Investigators looking into whether huge wildfire near Los Angeles was sparked by utility equipment

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Investigators looking into whether huge wildfire near Los Angeles was sparked by utility equipment.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

No charges for man who drove through protest near Denver

CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — A man who drove his Jeep through a demonstration on an interstate in suburban Denver, drawing gunfire that injured two protesters, will not face charges unless more evidence comes to light, prosecutors said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

GOP senators see political, principle gain in court fight

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump marveled at a rally this week about how important

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

New Year's Eve in Times Square incorporates virtual elements

NEW YORK (AP) — New Year's Eve in Times Square will incorporate virtual elements, organizers said Wednesday as they gear up for a celebration that will have to be scaled down and socially distant in response to the coronavirus.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

New Mexico governor wants longer Census count if Biden wins

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham says that states may push for a special U.S. Census enrollment period next year if President Donald Trump leaves the White House.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Utility equipment eyed as possible source of fire near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Federal investigators are looking into whether a huge wildfire near Los Angeles was sparked by Southern California Edison utility equipment, according to the company.

September 23, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Republicans argue against electronic Ohio ballot application

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio's top election official acted reasonably when he barred counties from accepting absentee ballot applications electronically in the face of potential cyberthreats and a loosely worded law, lawyers for the state and Republicans argued in a court filing Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

At UN, island nation of Palau speaks to interconnected world

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — As one of the smallest countries on earth, the Pacific island nation of Palau doesn't always get to command the world's attention.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Saudi king's rare address to UN showcases monarch in charge

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia’s King Salman made a rare address to the U.N. General Assembly on Wednesday, using the moment to highlight the foundational notions of his regime — his steadfast commitment to the Palestinians, his stature as custodian of Islam’s holiest sites and his assertion that Iran is responsible for much of the region’s instability.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Dietzen returns to Badgers; Pearson out for medical reasons

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin has regained offensive lineman Jon Dietzen and lost safety Reggie Pearson as the Badgers resume practices for the pandemic-delayed season.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Wave of massacres signals new chapter in Colombia's conflict

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Jose Manuel Mancilla was taking a break from his job at a local gold mine. So on Sunday he gathered with friends at a hillside home in his village of Munchique, where about 20 people were drinking and staging cockfights.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

French media: Top chef Pierre Troisgros dies aged 92

PARIS (AP) — Pierre Troisgros, one of France's top chefs who helped reinvent the country's traditional cuisine, died Wednesday just weeks after his 92nd birthday.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Ball-hawking, All-Pro Ravens CB Humphrey ready for Chiefs

Whether it's knocking down a pass, punching the ball loose or going the other way with an interception, Baltimore Ravens All-Pro cornerback Marlon Humphrey has a knack for making game-changing plays.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

DOJ nearing antitrust action on Google; Trump eyes tech curb

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the Trump administration moves toward antitrust action against search giant Google, it’s campaigning to enlist support from sympathetic state attorneys general across the country.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Wife of Missouri governor tests positive for COVID-19

O'FALLON, Mo. (AP) — The wife of Republican Missouri Gov. Mike Parson tested positive for the coronavirus after experiencing mild symptoms, a spokeswoman for the governor told media outlets Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 12:33 p.m.

Brown bear breaks into the Alaska Zoo, kills popular alpaca

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A wild brown bear tunneled under perimeter fencing and killed a popular alpaca at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, officials said Wednesday. It was killed a day later by wildlife officials.

September 23, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Pence, Ivanka bring law-and-order tour to city of Floyd

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence and Ivanka Trump are bringing President Donald Trump’s law-and-order campaign message to Minneapolis on Thursday, showing support for law enforcement in the city where George Floyd's death sparked angry and sometimes violent protests that spread around the world.

September 23, 2020 12:27 p.m.

The Latest: Kenyan leader asks what UN brings to world today

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 12:27 p.m.

House approves restaurant capacity bill Wolf says he'll veto

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Pennsylvania House on Wednesday approved a bill to loosen pandemic restrictions on bars and restaurants, a proposal the governor has said he will veto.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

French media: Raspy-voiced singer Juliette Greco dead at 93

PARIS (AP) — Juliette Greco, a French singer, actress, cultural icon and muse to existentialist philosophers of the country’s post-War period, has died, French media said Wednesday. She was 93.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

Dolphins-Jaguars features Beard vs 'Stache, Magic vs Mania

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — It’s the Beard versus the 'Stache in prime time. Fitzmagic on one sideline, Minshew Mania on the other.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

The Latest: Houston Cougars lose 3rd opponent in 2 weeks

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

Israel's Netanyahu calls for tough lockdown as virus rages

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was pushing on Wednesday for an immediate and strict nationwide lockdown as the country's raging coronavirus outbreak showed no signs of slowing.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

Carole Baskin of 'Tiger King' fame sued for defamation

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Carole Baskin, who became a pop culture sensation due to Netflix’s docuseries “Tiger King,” is being sued for defamation by a former assistant. As part of the lawsuit, the daughters of Baskin's former husband are seeking more information about what happened to their father, who disappeared mysteriously more than two decades ago.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

Lebanon asks world's help 'trying to rise from its rubble'

BEIRUT (AP) — Facing an economic meltdown and other crises, Lebanon’s president on Wednesday asked for the world's help to rebuild the capital's main port and neighborhoods that were blown away in last month’s catastrophic explosion.

September 23, 2020 12:06 p.m.

SEC football opens minus big crowds, tailgating, some stars

Southeastern Conference football games won’t have their normal scenes of packed stadiums and partying tailgaters.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Trump works to win over Catholic voters on abortion issue

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump promised Wednesday to sign an executive order that would require health care providers to provide medical care to all babies born alive as he makes an election-year push to appeal to voters who oppose abortion.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Governor, secretary of state spar over election plans

PHOENIX (AP) — An effort by Arizona's top election official to introduce more ways for people to register or vote in certain limited circumstances has drawn the ire of Gov. Doug Ducey and some county election officials who say it's illegal.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Wisconsin Legislature appeals absentee ballot ruling

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature on Wednesday appealed a federal court ruling that allows for absentee ballots to be counted up to six days after the Nov. 3 presidential election in the battleground state.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Ohio sues to block nuclear bailout money from being paid

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s attorney general sued Wednesday in an attempt to block the state’s nuclear plants from collecting fees on electricity bills that were authorized in a new law at the center of a

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

High court fight adds to pile of issues weighing on voters

JOHNSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Republican Party headquarters in this former steel town was buzzing Saturday as supporters filed in to pick up Trump 2020 stickers and yard signs, including ones declaring: “Your pro-life vote matters."

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Judge sets deadline before presidential election for Eric Trump to meet with NY investigators probing family business

NEW YORK (AP) — Judge sets deadline before presidential election for Eric Trump to meet with NY investigators probing family business.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

The Latest: Fauci: Keep students on campus after outbreak

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says it wouldn’t be smart for college administrators to send students home if there’s an outbreak on campus.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Pompeo warns of China influence in state, local governments

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wednesday that China was aggressively attempting to influence state and local governments, including through seemingly innocuous sister-city agreements, delivering the message in the presidential battleground state of Wisconsin.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

The Latest: Honduras president, virus survivor, urges equity

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Pence brings law-and-order tour to city where Floyd died

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence is bringing President Donald Trump’s law-and-order campaign message to Minneapolis on Thursday, showing support for law enforcement in the city where George Floyd's death sparked angry and sometimes violent protests that spread around the world.

September 23, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Judge: Eric Trump must testify in NY probe before election

NEW YORK (AP) — Eric Trump must testify in a New York investigation into his family’s business practices before the November presidential election, a judge ruled Wednesday, rejecting his lawyers’ claims that his “extreme travel schedule” on the campaign trail warranted a delay.

September 23, 2020 noon

Cooney takes in more donations than Gianforte in past month

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Democratic Lt. Gov. Mike Cooney again received more donations than Republican U.S. Rep. Greg Gianforte in the most recent campaign reporting period in the race for Montana governor.

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut
September 23, 2020 noon

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

Boys soccer: Cats drop Vikings
September 23, 2020 11:35 a.m.

Boys soccer: Cats drop Vikings

Wildcat boys soccer thundered into the first half of their 6-1 victory over Bigfork Tuesday night, scoring four goals in the first 9 minutes of the game.

September 23, 2020 11:31 a.m.

Hall of Famer Aeneas Williams helps players through podcast

After shutting down receivers during his Hall of Fame career, Aeneas Williams is helping open doors for NFL players.

September 23, 2020 11:31 a.m.

Brazil adds some to force fighting vast wetlands blazes

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's government on Wednesday said it was adding 43 more firefighters to a small force battling blazes that have charred a Belgium-sized swath of the world's largest tropical wetlands.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Mexican leader: Protesters welcome to camp near his office

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday that conservative protesters demanding his resignation are welcome to camp out in Mexico City’s main plaza outside his offices in the colonial-era National Palace.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

FBI will continue to investigate potential violations of federal law in Breonna Taylor case, state attorney general says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — FBI will continue to investigate potential violations of federal law in Breonna Taylor case, state attorney general says.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Black man held at gunpoint by Arizona officer seeks $2.5M

PHOENIX (AP) — A Black man filed a $2.5 million claim Wednesday against the Arizona city of Tempe after a police officer held him at gunpoint while looking for a white suspect at a hotel.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Officer faces up to 5 years on each of 3 counts related to Breonna Taylor case, Kentucky attorney general says

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Officer faces up to 5 years on each of 3 counts related to Breonna Taylor case, Kentucky attorney general says.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Panthers put McCaffrey on injured reserve with ankle injury

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers have placed Christian McCaffrey on short-term injured reserve, meaning the All-Pro running back will miss at least three games.

September 23, 2020 11:30 a.m.

Attorney Ben Crump tweets that lack of charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death is "outrageous and offensive"

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Attorney Ben Crump tweets that lack of charges directly related to Breonna Taylor's death is "outrageous and offensive."

September 23, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Defense ahead of the offense early in ACC season

Defense seems to have the early edge in the Atlantic Coast Conference after the start of this pandemic-affected college football season.

September 23, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Budget shortfall forces deep cuts in Ohio St sports program

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State's athletic department will cut 25 jobs, furlough hundreds of other employees and ask coaches and others to take 5% pay cuts to help grapple with a projected $107 million budget deficit due to the COVID-19 pandemic, athletic director Gene Smith said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Auburn to football fans: No TP rolling on replanted oaks

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Auburn University is asking fans to avoid rolling its replanted oak trees with toilet paper as football games begin on campus.

Girls soccer: Wildkats drop Bigfork
September 23, 2020 11:25 a.m.

Girls soccer: Wildkats drop Bigfork

The Wildkat girls soccer team came back from last week’s loss against Whitefish with a strong 5-1 win against Bigfork Tuesday evening at home.

September 23, 2020 11:10 a.m.

Whitefish City Council moves meetings online

Following a tense meeting with emotions running high, Whitefish City Council Monday unanimously approved an emergency ordinance to hold future Council meetings electronically.

September 23, 2020 11:07 a.m.

1 officer indicted in Breonna Taylor case; not for her death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A Kentucky grand jury brought no charges against Louisville police for the killing of Breonna Taylor during a drug raid gone wrong, with prosecutors saying Wednesday two officers who fired their weapons at the Black woman were justified in using force to protect themselves.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Disney delays 'Black Widow,' Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

NEW YORK (AP) — The Walt Disney Co. has further postponed its next mega-movies from Marvel, including “Black Widow,” while also postponing Steven Spielberg's “West Side Story” a full year in the company's latest recalibration due to the pandemic.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Insanity defense planned in Appalachian Trail killing

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A Massachusetts man charged with killing an Appalachian Trail hiker and attacking another with a hunting knife in Virginia plans to use an insanity defense at his trial.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

AP News Digest 2 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

MLB makes independent Atlantic League 1st 'partner league'

NEW YORK (AP) — Major League Baseball is making the independent Atlantic League its first “partner league,” a distinction awarded as the expiration nears of MLB’s agreement with the affiliated National Association of Professional Baseball Leagues.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Kentucky attorney general: Investigation found two officers were justified in use of force in Breonna Taylor case

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general: Investigation found two officers were justified in use of force in Breonna Taylor case.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Reaction to the death of Hall of Fame RB Gale Sayers

Reaction to the death of Chicago Bears great and Pro Football Hall of Fame running back Gale Sayers:

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Beta continues slow trek, bringing rain to several states

HOUSTON (AP) — A weakened Beta continued its slow trek across several Southern states on Wednesday, bringing rainfall to parts of Louisiana, Arkansas and Mississippi after having flooded homes and roadways in Texas.

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

Review: Bishop, Musselwhite pair up for vigorous blues fest

Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, “100 Years of Blues” (Alligator Records)

September 23, 2020 11:06 a.m.

No officers charged directly in Breonna Taylor's death; 1 faces 3 counts over shooting into neighboring apartments

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — No officers charged directly in Breonna Taylor's death; 1 faces 3 counts over shooting into neighboring apartments.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

The Latest: Scottish Open decides not to have limited fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Americans load up on candy, trick or treat - or not

Americans may not know if trick or treating will happen this year because of the pandemic, but they’re buying a lot of Halloween candy while they wait to find out.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

California governor orders state regulators to end sales of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California governor orders state regulators to end sales of new gas-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Ginsburg remembered as prophet for justice, American icon

WASHINGTON (AP) — With crowds of admirers swelling outside, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was remembered Wednesday at the court by grieving family, colleagues and friends as a prophet for justice who persevered against long odds to become an American icon.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Michigan lawmakers unveil, start passing $62.7B state budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved Wednesday to pass a $62.7 billion budget that would keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Enrollment drop could hurt funding for New Mexico schools

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Members of the Legislative Education Study Committee heard pleas Wednesday to keep up school funding, even if enrollment is dropping because of the pandemic.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

PA schools allowing more sports fans after court ruling

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Some Pennsylvania school districts are letting more fans in the stands after a federal judge’s ruling that tossed statewide pandemic limits on crowd size, although legislative Republicans on Wednesday lost an effort to enshrine local control of school sports into law.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

New Mexico objects to license for nuclear fuel storage plan

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The state of New Mexico is strongly objecting to federal nuclear regulators' preliminary recommendation that a license be granted to build a multibillion-dollar storage facility for spent nuclear fuel from commercial power plants around the U.S.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

California moves to end sales of new gas-powered cars

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will outlaw sales of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks by 2035, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday, a move he says will cut greenhouse gas emissions by 35% in the nation’s most populous state.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Trump tightens Cuba sanctions as he woos Cuban-American vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump announced Wednesday that U.S. travelers won't be allowed to bring home Cuban cigars and rum or stay in government-owned hotels there under new measures designed to help financially cripple the island's government. The action came as Trump is seeking to boost his appeal among Cuban Americans, a crucial Republican-leaning voting bloc in the all-important state of Florida.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

UN rights experts calls on Mali junta to release officials

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — A United Nations human rights expert on Wednesday urged Mali’s junta to release former government officials they have held since a coup d’etat on Aug. 18.

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Trump Homeland Security pick denies intelligence meddling

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s nominee to lead the Department of Homeland Security denied allegations Wednesday that he molded intelligence reports to suit the administration, telling a Senate committee that a recent whistleblower's report is “patently false.”

September 23, 2020 11:03 a.m.

The Latest: Lebanon asks for help rebuilding post-explosion

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

Fire, possible shooting in Moyie Springs under investigation
September 23, 2020 11 a.m.

Fire, possible shooting in Moyie Springs under investigation

Fire, possible shooting in Moyie Springs under investigation

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges 6 months after Breonna Taylor fatally shot by police in Kentucky

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Grand jury indicts 1 officer on criminal charges 6 months after Breonna Taylor fatally shot by police in Kentucky.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

California State University picks Mexican American as leader

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California State University trustees named Dr. Joseph I. Castro on Wednesday as the new chancellor of the CSU system, making him the first Mexican American and native Californian to lead the nation’s largest four-year public university system.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

AP Source: Chargers' team doctor punctured Taylor's lung

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor missed last Sunday's game because a team doctor accidentally punctured his lung, according to a person familiar with the case.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Jaguars seek 5th straight prime-time win at home vs Dolphins

MIAMI (0-2) at JACKSONVILLE (1-1)

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Premier League games to start earlier to help pub-going fans

LONDON (AP) — The Premier League has pushed forward the starting times of its midweek games to ensure pub-going fans in England don't miss the final minutes of matches amid ramped-up coronavirus restrictions in the country.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Grand jury indicts 1 police officer in Breonna Taylor death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury has indicted one officer on criminal charges six months after Breonna Taylor was fatally shot by police in Kentucky. The jury presented its decision against fired officer Brett Hankison Wednesday to a judge in Louisville, where the shooting took place. Taylor was shot multiple times by officers who burst into her home on March 13 during a narcotics investigation. No drugs were found in her home. Protesters across the country have demanded justice for Taylor and other Black people killed by police in recent months.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Review: The War and Treaty keep soaring past expectations

The War and Treaty, “Hearts Town" (Rounder)

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Frank de Boer appointed Netherlands coach

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Frank de Boer was appointed coach of the Netherlands on Wednesday, succeeding Ronald Koeman who quit to join Barcelona.

September 23, 2020 10:33 a.m.

Success of Ginsburg film inspires CNN look at John Lewis

NEW YORK (AP) — Indirectly, the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg inspired CNN Films' new documentary on the life of civil rights icon Rep. John Lewis.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Super Cup between Bayern and Sevilla a test for fans

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — The coronavirus testing tent set up for Bayern Munich fans has a reassuring message on its wall: “Super Cup? Super Safe!”

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Pregnant woman pulls husband to safety after shark attack

MARATHON, Fla. (AP) — When a shark attacked her husband during a snorkeling trip in the Florida Keys, his pregnant wife didn't think twice, jumping out of a boat to pull him to safety, a sheriff's deputy said.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Hundreds of migrants reach UK in record month of crossings

LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of migrants have taken advantage of the warm weather and calm seas in the English Channel to reach the U.K. in a flurry of small boat crossings, British officials said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Afghan officials: Taliban attack checkpoints, kill 28 police

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The Taliban launched a wave of attacks on security checkpoints in southern Afghanistan overnight, killing a total of 28 Afghan policemen, officials said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Bilić fined for arguing with ref over red card in EPL game

LONDON (AP) — West Bromwich Albion manager Slaven Bilić was fined 8,000 pounds ($10,100) on Wednesday for arguing with the referee at halftime about the sending-off of one of his players during a Premier League game against Everton.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Man convicted in 1971 slayings of NYC cops granted parole

NEW YORK (AP) — A former member of a Black radical group who was convicted in the 1971 killings of two New York City police officers has been granted parole after more than four decades behind bars.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

S Carolina teachers stay home to advocate for pay, safety

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Some South Carolina teachers took a personal day Wednesday to fight for safer classrooms amid the pandemic as well as an annual small raise that was frozen after the economy crashed because of the virus.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

BC receiver Kobay White out for season with ACL

BOSTON (AP) — Boston College receiver Kobay White will miss the entire season after having surgery on his ACL.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Former UGa player says he experienced racism, manipulation

ATLANTA (AP) — Former Georgia defensive back Otis Reese says he left the school because of racist treatment on campus, and contends that coach Kirby Smart manipulated him to continue playing for the Bulldogs last season after he expressed his intention to transfer.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Police say race not factor in killing of Black man in Iowa

KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) — The killing of a Black man whose body was found bound and burning in a rural central Iowa ditch last week prompted fears of a hate crime carried out in the midst of racial strife roiling the country, but authorities stressed when announcing arrests in his death that evidence didn't point to race as a factor.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

Bulgaria to expel 2 Russian diplomats accused of spying

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Two Russian diplomats accused of spying by Bulgarian prosecutors will be expelled from the country, Bulgaria’s foreign ministry announced on Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 10:06 a.m.

1st deadly grizzly attack recorded in nation's largest park

COPPER CENTER, Alaska (AP) — A hunter has been killed by a grizzly bear in Alaska’s Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

The Latest: US health officials want safe, effective vaccine

WASHINGTON -- Top federal health officials say they'd get a COVID-19 vaccine, once it was approved by the Food and Drug Administration.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Fendi kicks off hybrid Milan Fashion Week with optimism

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury’s dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying network.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Committee hears varying testimony on repeal of bailout bill

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pressure to repeal the law at the center of a

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Vermont marijuana sales bill done; governor to 'take a look'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Vermont Legislature has approved a bill that would set up a system to legalize the sale of recreational marijuana by establishing a cannabis control board and setting up how such sales would be taxed.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Crews make progress against enormous LA-area wildfire

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Firefighters are finally starting to tame an enormous wildfire burning in the mountains northeast of Los Angeles.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Trump, social media, right-wing news stir up antifa scares

LEITCHFIELD, Ky. (AP) — The group gathered around the town square, waiting for the arrival of what has become a new American boogeyman: antifa.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Powell faces lawmakers' skepticism on some Fed aid programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chairman Jerome Powell on Wednesday defended the Federal Reserve's efforts to support the economy during the pandemic-induced recession from assertions that its programs bungled aspects of its response.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

'Rock star' appeals judge Allison Rushing in high court mix

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Called both a legal “rock star” by Republican senators and an “ideological extremist” by critics, Allison Jones Rushing had already landed what most lawyers would consider a career-defining position before turning 40. But the Trump administration may have even bigger plans.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Jackson County audit find millions in problematic contracts

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Jackson County's government spent millions on no-bid contracts or did not reevaluate contracts for years in violation of the county's charter, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 10:03 a.m.

The Latest: Kazakh leader': this is 'make or break moment'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Masks off: Belgium relaxes virus rules despite rise in cases

BRUSSELS (AP) — Despite the steady rise of COVID-19 cases in a country already hard-hit by the virus, Belgian Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes said Wednesday that mask requirements, some attendance limits and other public health measures will be relaxed as part of a less stringent, long-term coronavirus strategy.

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Lawsuit asks court to force Facebook to ban militia posts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Facebook can't be trusted to enforce its ban on violent rhetoric in the run-up to the November elections, as is evident by its refusal to remove a group's call to arms to protect businesses in Kenosha last month before a night of unrest in which two protesters were shot and killed, according to a federal lawsuit filed Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

A timeline of events related to the death of Breonna Taylor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Here is a timeline of events that began with the death of Breonna Taylor, a Black woman whose killing by police in her home in Kentucky has encouraged a national reckoning on race:

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Louisville mayor announces 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew ahead of grand jury report on Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville mayor announces 9 p.m. to 6:30 a.m. curfew ahead of grand jury report on Breonna Taylor's death.

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

The Latest: Iraq tells UN it needs help to fight the virus

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Thomas Rhett, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs top CMT noms

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ashley McBryde, Dan + Shay, Kelsea Ballerini, Luke Combs, Sam Hunt and Thomas Rhett top the 2020 CMT Music Awards nominations with three each.

September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

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September 23, 2020 9:30 a.m.

South Beach vs. North Florida on Thursday night

The idea has merit: Take teams you don't expect to be in the playoff chase and stick them in prime time early in the schedule.

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

Kentucky attorney general plans news conference on grand jury report in Breonna Taylor's death at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky attorney general plans news conference on grand jury report in Breonna Taylor's death at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

The top 10 audiobooks on Audible.com

Audible best-sellers for the week ending September 18th:

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

Music Review: Fleet Foxes release bright, nuanced album

Fleet Foxes, “Shore” (ANTI-)

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

Bus-size asteroid to zoom by Earth, ducking below satellites

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — An asteroid the size of a school bus is headed our way, but NASA says the space rock will zoom safely past Earth on Thursday.

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

The Latest: Notre Dame-Wake Forest rescheduled for Dec. 12

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 9:09 a.m.

Met Opera skips this season, 1st Black composer opens '21-22

NEW YORK (AP) — The Metropolitan Opera will skip an entire season for the first time in its nearly 140-year history and intends to return from the pandemic layoff next September with the company’s first presentation of a Black composer, Terence Blanchard’s “Fire Shut Up in My Bones.”

September 23, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Covering the bases: Fenway Park expected as voting venue

BOSTON (AP) — There's the windup, the pitch — and the vote.

September 23, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Single-dose vaccine tested as US experts say no corners cut

WASHINGTON (AP) — A huge international study of a COVID-19 vaccine that aims to work with just one dose is getting underway as top U.S. health officials sought Wednesday to assure a skeptical Congress and public that they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves.

September 23, 2020 9:03 a.m.

The Latest: Biden says Dems should "make the case" on court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Hanford contractors agree to pay $58 million fine for fraud

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — Two companies that do work at a former nuclear weapons production plant will pay fines of nearly $58 million for improperly billing the federal government for thousands of hours of work that were not performed.

September 23, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Stocks fall on Wall Street as September churn continues

U.S. stock index losses are accelerating Wednesday afternoon, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn.

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September 23, 2020 8:40 a.m.

Dorisan Anderson

Dorisan Anderson passed away Sept. 13, 2020 at the Libby Care Center.

Election 2020: Kyle Waterman, Senate District 2
September 23, 2020 8:35 a.m.

Election 2020: Kyle Waterman, Senate District 2

Editor’s note: This week the Democrats state their case for seats in House District 3 and Senate District 2 in the state Legislature. Both seats cover the North Fork, Columbia Falls and the Canyon. Next week we feature the Republicans for both seats.

September 23, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Grand jury to present report in Breonna Taylor's death

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A grand jury in Kentucky was scheduled to announce Wednesday whether or not to charge police officers in the fatal shooting of Breonna Taylor, whose killing six months ago helped spark protests across the country.

September 23, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Wells Fargo CEO apologizes for comments about diversity

NEW YORK (AP) — Wells Fargo CEO Charles Scharf apologized Wednesday for comments he made suggesting it is difficult to find qualified Black executives in the financial industry.

September 23, 2020 8:30 a.m.

3 arrested at Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Police in Portland, Oregon, arrested three people during overnight protests outside a building that houses the city's crime prevention programs.

September 23, 2020 8:30 a.m.

Kentucky grand jury will present report on Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting to judge at 1:15 EDT Wednesday

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky grand jury will present report on Breonna Taylor's fatal shooting to judge at 1:15 EDT Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

The Latest: Saudi's King Salman slams Iran in UN speech

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

The Latest: Fauci: Scientists may know about vaccine by Dec

WASHINGTON — Dr. Anthony Fauci says by the end of this year government scientists should know whether they have a safe and effective vaccine for COVID-19.

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Alabama prosecutors oppose jailed speaker's bid for leniency

OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — Former Alabama House Speaker Mike Hubbard doesn't deserve any reduction of his four-year prison sentence for ethics violations because he has not shown remorse and was convicted of serious crimes that undermined public trust, prosecutors told a judge.

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice.

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Michigan lawmakers unveil, start passing $62B state budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers moved Wednesday to pass a $62 billion budget that would keep spending flat thanks to a federal rescue and avoid major cuts that had been feared due to the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 8:27 a.m.

More loan money available for rebuilding Kenosha businesses

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state is making more money available to help small businesses in Kenosha recover from damage during recent unrest over the police shooting of Jacob Blake, officials announced Wednesday.

Election 2020: Debo Powers, House District 3
September 23, 2020 8:20 a.m.

Election 2020: Debo Powers, House District 3

But she’s also been spending her summers in the North Fork since 1979 she said, and since she retired in 2011, she’s been a full-time Montana resident.

September 23, 2020 8:10 a.m.

Please watch for buses

I am writing today to bring about awareness surrounding our children who are back in school and riding the bus.

September 23, 2020 8:06 a.m.

With Saquon Barkley out, Giants sign veteran Devonta Freeman

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Two-time Pro Bowl halfback Devonta Freeman has signed with the New York Giants and might play this weekend.

September 23, 2020 8:06 a.m.

Ill. Rep. Schakowsky backs College Athlete Bill of Rights

Rep. Jan Schakowsky, chairwoman of the House Commerce Subcommittee, is backing the College Athlete Bill of Rights crafted by a group of Democratic senators.

September 23, 2020 8:05 a.m.

Mitchell questions Powers’ donors

I am the Republican candidate for House District 3 which includes all of the North Fork. Friends of mine say living there this year has felt like witnessing an invasion.

September 23, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Roberts: Ginsburg was 'tough, brave, a fighter, a winner'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Chief Justice John Roberts says the words that best describe the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg are “tough, brave, a fighter, a winner” but also "thoughtful, careful, compassionate, honest.”

September 23, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Belarus president sworn in at unannounced inaugural ceremony

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus was sworn in Wednesday to his sixth term in office at an inaugural ceremony that was not announced in advance amid weeks of huge protests of the authoritarian leader's reelection, which the opposition says was rigged.

September 23, 2020 8:03 a.m.

The Latest: Ginsburg's casket moved outside for mourning

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 8:03 a.m.

MIT professor wins top AI award for cancer, drug research

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts Institute of Technology professor using computer science to detect cancer and discover new drugs has won a new $1 million award for artificial intelligence.

September 23, 2020 8 a.m.

Opinion: Looking forward to snow

Ready or not, summer is coming to an end. No matter that smoke obscures our view of the mountains. No matter that the temperatures have remained in the 70’s and high pressure systems seem to dominate the weather scene.

September 23, 2020 8 a.m.

Judge will rule soon on GOP attempt to block mail ballots

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Requiring Montana counties to open polling places for November's election would be "absolutely catastrophic," for voters and for public health, the governor's chief legal counsel, Raph Graybill, told a federal judge Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 8 a.m.

Montana student who killed 2 in dorm in 1990 denied parole

BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The Montana State University student convicted of shooting and killing two men in his dorm in 1990 was denied parole for the third time.

September 23, 2020 7:30 a.m.

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September 23, 2020 7:30 a.m.

Wolves sign Semedo from Barca, add to Portuguese connection

Wolverhampton demonstrated its new-found pull by signing Portugal defender Nelson Semedo from Barcelona in a deal worth up to 40 million euros ($46 million) on Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 7:30 a.m.

The Latest: Bosnia asks COVID-19 vaccine be available to all

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 7:30 a.m.

Dear Donald, Dear Mr. President: A Trump-Nixon '80s tale

WASHINGTON (AP) — They were two men in Manhattan who craved the same thing: validation. One was a brash, young real estate developer looking to put his stamp on New York, the other a disgraced elder statesman bent on repairing his reputation.

September 23, 2020 7:30 a.m.

Man United recruit Heath eager to play at Old Trafford again

LONDON (AP) — Stepping back inside Old Trafford this week took Tobin Heath back eight years, to one of the wildest Olympic soccer matches ever played.

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Stocks are mixed on Wall Street as September keeps churning

New York (AP) — U.S. stock indexes are mixed in early trading Wednesday, as Wall Street’s tumultuous month continues to churn.

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Vision 2020: Are the nation's voting systems secure?

Election Question: What steps have been taken to protect the nation’s election systems from potential interference by foreign powers like Russia? Have voting systems been “hardened” in any way?

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

The Latest: Germany foreign minister Maas in quarantine

BERLIN -- Germany’s foreign minister is quarantined after a bodyguard tested positive for the coronavirus.

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Woodward's 'Rage' sells 600,000 copies in first week

NEW YORK (AP) — Bob Woodward's “Rage” sold more than 600,000 copies in its first week of publication, continuing a yearlong wave of blockbuster books about President Donald Trump.

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Michigan lawmakers move to pass $62B state budget

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan lawmakers are moving to pass a $62 billion spending plan about a week before the deadline to enact the next state budget.

September 23, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Greece: EU to ready Turkey sanctions despite crisis thaw

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greece said Wednesday that it still expects the European Union to approve sanctions against Turkey despite the two NATO members agreeing to restart talks on maritime boundaries, energy rights and other long-standing disputes.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal, which saw it sell cars fitted with software that let them cheat on emissions tests.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

4 charged after burning body found in rural Iowa ditch

KELLOGG, Iowa (AP) — Four people have been charged in the strangulation death of a man whose body was found burning last week in a rural central Iowa ditch.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Hall of Fame says Bears RB Gale Sayers, whose friendship with teammate with cancer was recounted in 'Brian's Song,' dies

CHICAGO (AP) — Hall of Fame says Bears RB Gale Sayers, whose friendship with teammate with cancer was recounted in 'Brian's Song,' dies.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

CEO of Minnesota Public Radio's parent to step down

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The president and CEO of the parent company of Minnesota Public Radio and American Public Media plans to step down, an announcement that came the same day employees released a letter saying the company has fostered a harmful working environment for women and journalists of color.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Miranda July dreams up a con family in ‘Kajillionaire’

Miranda July doesn’t seem to have fair-weather fans. There are those who are obsessed. And there are those who don’t know who she is. There is no in between.

September 23, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Gale Sayers, Bears Hall of Fame running back, dies at 77

CHICAGO (AP) — Gale Sayers, the dazzling and elusive running back who entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame despite the briefest of careers and whose fame extended far beyond the field for decades thanks to a friendship with a dying Chicago Bears teammate, has died. He was 77.

September 23, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Wall Street opening higher led by big gain for Nike

New York (AP) — Stocks are rising on Wall Street Wednesday, adding to the day-earlier gains ahead of a second day of testimony by the Fed chairman. Nike rose more than 10% after it reported soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout clothes. Rival Under Armour is also up, rising 7%. Tesla fell 5% after the battery breakthroughs that Musk unveiled Tuesday didn’t impress. Investors cast a wary eye on the coronavirus pandemic’s effect on the economic outlook after the Fed chairman urged Congress to provide fresh stimulus for the U.S. economy. Stocks also rose in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai.

September 23, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Ruth Ginsburg's flag-draped casket arrives at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon

September 23, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Reports: Kuwait and the UAE in economic pain amid pandemic

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Two oil-rich Arab Gulf states suffered severe economic blows on Wednesday, as a major credit agency downgraded Kuwait for the first time and the United Arab Emirates acknowledged its economy would contract to a level last seen in 2009.

September 23, 2020 7:03 a.m.

The Latest: Roberts remembers Ginsburg as tough and brave

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the

September 23, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Oregon Lottery games offline for Portland, coast after fires

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Lottery games in Portland and on the coast went dark after damage caused by wildfires.

September 23, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Virus Outbreak, ADVISORY

A huge study of a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine is getting underway as top U.S. health officials seek to assure a skeptical public they can trust any shots the government ultimately approves. President Donald Trump is pushing for a fast decision. But Wednesday, the Food and Drug Administration’s chief pledged to a Senate committee that the decision will be based on science, not politics. Hopes are high that answers about at least one of several candidates could come by year’s end. The one-dose contender from Johnson & Johnson will be tested in 60,000 people in the U.S. and several other countries.

September 23, 2020 6:33 a.m.

German police raid over 60 sites linked to meat industry

BERLIN (AP) — German police simultaneously searched more than 60 homes and businesses in five states early Wednesday in connection with the alleged illegal trafficking of migrants for use in the meat industry.

September 23, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Finland deploys coronavirus-sniffing dogs at main airport

HELSINKI (AP) — Finland has deployed coronavirus-sniffing dogs at the Nordic country’s main international airport in a four-month trial of an alternative testing method that could become a cost-friendly and quick way to identify infected travelers.

September 23, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Reports note issues at veterans home with fatal virus cases

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Reports on the activities at a Hawaii nursing home with a fatal coronavirus outbreak found various problems, including what one investigation called a culture of complacency among staff.

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Montenegro lawmakers return to forge new path after election

PODGORICA, Montenegro (AP) — Lawmakers from three political parties in Montenegro asserted their new combined power as a majority in parliament Wednesday to oust the party that has governed the Balkan country for some 30 years.

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Elton John announces new North American dates for final tour

NEW YORK (AP) — After postponing several shows because of the coronavirus pandemic, Elton John is saying hello to the yellow brick road of touring.

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Poet Nikky Finney wins $100,000 lifetime achievement prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Nikky Finney has won the Wallace Stevens Award, a $100,000 lifetime achievement honor presented by the Academy of American Poets. Judges praised Finney, known for such collections as “Head Off & Split” and “Rice,” for her “fierce moral conviction” and as a bard “for the African diaspora.”

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

Democrats propose sweeping bill to curb presidential abuses

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday proposed a bill to curb presidential abuses, a pitch to voters weeks ahead of Election Day as they try to defeat President Donald Trump, capture the Senate from Republicans and keep their House majority.

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

In Miami Beach, live theater returns — in vacant storefronts

NEW YORK (AP) — This fall, the seven deadly sins will be found all along an iconic Miami Beach thoroughfare — but they'll be socially distanced, thankfully.

September 23, 2020 6:06 a.m.

AP Entertainment Digest for Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020

If you have questions, please email Anthony McCartney at amccartney@ap.org. For up-to-the-minute coverage, visit

September 23, 2020 6:03 a.m.

GOP Senate report on Biden son alleges conflict of interest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a

September 23, 2020 5:30 a.m.

Charges dismissed against man accused of mailing explosives

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Charges were dismissed against an Everett man accused of sending suspicious packages to the Washington D.C. area in 2018.

September 23, 2020 5:30 a.m.

Sri Lanka to offer livestreams from wildlife parks

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities announced Wednesday that they will offer livestreams from the island nation's wildlife parks, in a move to help revive a tourism industry that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Global stocks pick up as investors watch data, Fed

World stocks mostly rose on Wednesday as investors digested new data showing Europe's economic recovery may be slowing and looked ahead to a testimony by the Federal Reserve's chairman.

September 23, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Paris police barricade Eiffel Tower after bomb threat

PARIS (AP) — Paris police have blockaded the area around the Eiffel Tower after a phone-in bomb threat.

September 23, 2020 5:06 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, September 23, 2020

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

The Latest: United Arab Emirates sees spike in virus cases

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates -- The United Arab Emirates has recorded 1,083 new coronavirus infections, marking a four-month peak after schools and businesses reopened across the country.

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Pilgrim's Pride CEO, indicted on price fixing counts, is out

GREELEY, Colo. (AP) — Pilgrim’s Pride has replaced its CEO as he prepares to face price fixing charges.

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Cindy McCain rebukes fellow Republican Trump to back Biden

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain has endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the Republican Party's 2008 nominee.

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Is credit card relief little help? Check out debt management

As cardholders experience financial difficulties due to COVID-19, some credit card issuers are promoting their hardship programs.

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Election 2020 Today: Trump vs. science, Biden takes his time

Here’s what’s

September 23, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Lawmakers clash on repeal of bailout bill as deadline looms

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The pressure to repeal the law at the center of a

September 23, 2020 4:30 a.m.

EU tries yet again to fix broken down asylum system

BRUSSELS (AP) — Conceding after years of chaos and dispute that its costly asylum system is broken, the European Union announced Wednesday a major overhaul of the rules in the hope that more countries will finally be prepared to share responsibility for people landing on Europe’s shores seeking sanctuary or better lives.

September 23, 2020 4:30 a.m.

AP News Digest 7 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

September 23, 2020 4:27 a.m.

UK government defends new virus strategy; experts skeptical

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday defended its strategy for combatting a second wave of COVID-19 cases amid criticism that its new slate of restrictions will not be enough to stop an exponential spread of the coronavirus.

September 23, 2020 4:27 a.m.

GOP-led Senate committees issue report on Bidens, Ukraine

WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Republican-led Senate committees issued a politically charged report Wednesday on the work Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's son did in Ukraine.

September 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Germany sets up fund for victims of 1980 Oktoberfest bombing

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is setting up a 1.2 million-euro ($1.4 million) fund to help survivors of a deadly far-right attack on Munich's Oktoberfest in 1980, in what the justice minister described Wednesday as a belated but important signal of solidarity.

September 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

UN labor agency: Growing rich-poor gap amid COVID pandemic

GENEVA (AP) — The U.N. labor agency warned Wednesday that the coronavirus pandemic has led to a massive drop in income for workers around the world and of rising inequality between rich countries that have injected government cash into their economies and poorer countries that can’t.

September 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Champions League winners Bayern, Lyon head UEFA awards lists

NYON, Switzerland (AP) — Champions League winner Bayern Munich dominated the shortlists announced Wednesday for UEFA’s 2019-20 season awards in European soccer.

September 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Russian frigate and container ship collide in Danish waters

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Russian frigate has collided with a Marshall Islands-flagged container ship off Copenhagen, Denmark’s navy said. Weather reports show that there was thick fog in the area at the time of the collision on Wednesday morning.

September 23, 2020 4:06 a.m.

Duterte gets rare praise for raising sea feud ruling at UN

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine president got rare praises Wednesday from his key critics for invoking before the United Nations a 2016 arbitration ruling that invalidated China’s vast territorial claims in the South China Sea, in a surprise move that will likely pique Beijing.

September 23, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Late-stage study of first single-shot vaccine begins in US

Johnson & Johnson is beginning a huge final study to try to prove if a single-dose COVID-19 vaccine can protect against the virus.

September 23, 2020 4:03 a.m.

The Latest: More restrictions in store for hard-hit Madrid

MADRID — Health authorities in Madrid may extend to more communities the restrictions on movement it imposed on areas of the Spanish capital with high coronavirus infection rates.

September 23, 2020 3:30 a.m.

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'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

September 23, 2020 3:27 a.m.

China blasts US House bill, denies forced labor in Xinjiang

BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday lashed out at the passage of a bill by the U.S. House of Representatives that threatens sanctions over the alleged use of forced labor in China’s Xinjiang region, calling the accusation a lie.

September 23, 2020 3:27 a.m.

German Cabinet approves 2021 budget with high borrowing

Germany's Cabinet on Wednesday approved a 2021 budget that foresees significant borrowing for the second consecutive year as Europe's biggest economy tries to lessen the fallout of the coronavirus crisis.

September 23, 2020 3:12 a.m.

Edmunds: Why electric vehicle ranges vary from EPA estimate

You’ve probably heard the phrase “your mileage may vary” with regard to how your real-world fuel economy compares to the EPA estimate. The adage refers to gasoline-powered vehicles, but the same applies to electric vehicles.

September 23, 2020 3:12 a.m.

German virus app transmitted 1.2M test results in 100 days

BERLIN (AP) — Germany's coronavirus tracing app has been used to transmit 1.2 million test results from labs to users during its first 100 days, officials said Wednesday.

Flathead Lake Lodge hosts families with critically-ill children for week of adventure
September 23, 2020 3:10 a.m.

Flathead Lake Lodge hosts families with critically-ill children for week of adventure

Flathead Lake Lodge hosts families with critically-ill children for week of adventure

September 23, 2020 3 a.m.

Bigfork Children's Theatre cancels "Lion King Jr." after crew, cast test positive for COVID-19

The theater hopes to produce Disney's "The Lion King Jr." in 2021

Vikings fall to Florence at home
September 23, 2020 2:55 a.m.

Vikings fall to Florence at home

Vikings soccer victorious, Valkyries struggle against Libby

Bio Station, Salish and Kootenai join forces on lake trout study
September 23, 2020 2:45 a.m.

Bio Station, Salish and Kootenai join forces on lake trout study

Bio Station, Salish and Kootenai join forces on lake trout study

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Milan Fashion Show seeks to inject optimism in hybrid event

MILAN (AP) — The Italian fashion industry is moving to inject optimism into luxury's dismal year, staging 23 live runway shows and 37 presentations during a hybrid live-digital Milan Fashion Week that aims to excite consumers and connect with the buying network.

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Pakistan says Indian fire killed 2 soldiers in Kashmir

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's military said two of its soldiers were killed Wednesday by Indian fire in an “unprovoked cease-fire violation” in the disputed Himalayan region of Kashmir.

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

The Latest: UK government defends virus control strategy

LONDON — The British government is defending its strategy for combatting a second wave of coronavirus infections from criticism that new restrictions didn’t go far enough to stop the exponential spread of the virus.

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Lebanese teen from Beirut joins global pop band

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — A teenage singer from Lebanon this week became the latest to join a global pop band formed by Simon Fuller, the man behind the Spice Girls and “American Idol,” which aims to transform young unknowns into internet superstars.

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

UN unearths record low temperature for Northern Hemisphere

GENEVA (AP) — For all the recent talk of global warming, climate historians hunting for past temperature extremes have unearthed what the U.N. weather agency calls a new record low in the Northern Hemisphere — nearly -70 degrees Celsius (-93 F) was recorded almost three decades ago in Greenland.

September 23, 2020 2:30 a.m.

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September 23, 2020 2:27 a.m.

Over 79,000 West Virginia voters request absentee ballots

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — More than 79,000 West Virginia residents have requested absentee ballots for the Nov. 3 General Election, Secretary of State Mac Warner said.

September 23, 2020 2:27 a.m.

Global shares mostly higher after Wall Street rebound

World stocks were mostly higher on Wednesday as European shares advanced despite fresh data showing the regional economic recovery may be faltering.

September 23, 2020 2:06 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 23, 2020 2:06 a.m.

Group sues Austrian govt over ski resort virus outbreak

VIENNA (AP) — An Austrian consumer protection group said Wednesday it has filed four civil lawsuits against the country's government for failing to contain a coronavirus outbreak at an Alpine ski resort that has been blamed for thousands of infections worldwide during the early phase of the pandemic.

September 23, 2020 2:05 a.m.

0923 Events

Events

Pickleball and events center coming to Bigfork
September 23, 2020 2:05 a.m.

Pickleball and events center coming to Bigfork

Jewel Basin Center includes eight pickleball courts, room to host large events

September 23, 2020 2:03 a.m.

President of Belarus inaugurated despite election protests

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus assumed his sixth term of office Wednesday during an inauguration ceremony that officials did not announce in advance after weeks of mass protests against the authoritarian leader's reelection, which opposition activists maintain was rigged.

September 23, 2020 2:03 a.m.

President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term following an unexpected inauguration ceremony

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — President Alexander Lukashenko of Belarus has assumed his sixth term following an unexpected inauguration ceremony.

Bigfork volleyball takes two week hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns
September 23, 2020 2 a.m.

Bigfork volleyball takes two week hiatus due to COVID-19 concerns

Several players were placed into quarantine over the weekend

September 23, 2020 1:30 a.m.

UK says no-deal Brexit could see 7,000-truck border queues

LONDON (AP) — There there could be lines of 7,000 trucks at the English Channel and two-day waits to get into France immediately after the U.K. makes its economic break from the European Union at the end of the year, the British government said Wednesday, as it urged businesses to prepare for major change.

September 23, 2020 1:30 a.m.

First direct commercial flight from Israel lands in Bahrain

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The first known direct commercial flight between Israel and Bahrain landed Wednesday in the island kingdom, just a week after it signed a deal alongside the United Arab Emirates to normalize relations.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Coeur d'Alene hands Post Falls first loss
September 23, 2020 1:16 a.m.

PREP VOLLEYBALL: Coeur d'Alene hands Post Falls first loss

Top volleyball teams in 5A IEL collide at Viking Court

September 23, 2020 1:15 a.m.

Tickets to Coeur d'Alene-Lake City football game available only in advance

If you want to watch Coeur d'Alene play Lake City in football on Friday, you'll need to get your tickets ahead of time.

PREP SOCCER: Coeur d'Alene girls capture first IEL title since 2009
September 23, 2020 1:14 a.m.

PREP SOCCER: Coeur d'Alene girls capture first IEL title since 2009

Lake City boys outscore Coeur d'Alene in key 5A IEL match

September 23, 2020 1:13 a.m.

Idaho prep football media poll Sept. 23, 2020

The top Idaho high school football teams in each classification, as determined by the state's media.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maddie Kociela, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy volleyball
September 23, 2020 1:10 a.m.

ATHLETE OF THE WEEK: Maddie Kociela, Coeur d'Alene Charter Academy volleyball

Kociela helped the Panthers score a historic volleyball victory last week.

National Voter Registration Day gets boots on the ground
September 23, 2020 1:09 a.m.

National Voter Registration Day gets boots on the ground

Yearly push for citizen engagement continuing today at Heritage Health

Yearly push for citizen engagement continuing today at Heritage Health

The bigger the park, the bigger the price
September 23, 2020 1:08 a.m.

The bigger the park, the bigger the price

Post Falls planners look at options for major park development

Post Falls planners consider options for major park development

Help us heat up the hot seats
September 23, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Help us heat up the hot seats

Questions needed for Coeur d'Alene Press 2020 Election Town Hall Forums

Submit questions for Coeur d'Alene Press 2020 Election Town Hall Forums by Sept. 30

September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Sherpa guide who climbed Everest 10 times cremated in Nepal

KATHMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Hundreds of government officials, mountaineers, fellow Sherpa guides and supporters gathered in Nepal on Wednesday to mourn the veteran guide who was the first person to climb Mount Everest 10 times.

September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

MLB

September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Coronavirus cases soar as Israel prepares tighter measures

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday reported a new record level of daily cases of the coronavirus, shortly before government officials were to meet to discuss tightening a new nationwide lockdown.

September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

AP News Digest 3:35 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Britain turns over evidence to US in IS 'Beatles' case

LONDON (AP) — Britain says it has turned over to U.S. authorities evidence against two members of an alleged terror cell known as “the Beatles,” ending a drawn out legal battle to block the handover of the information.

Commemorative skydive could become tradition
September 23, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Commemorative skydive could become tradition

Event brings in more than $3,150 for 9/11 Health Watch, Newby-Ginnings

Skydive brings in more than $3,150 for 9/11 Health Watch, Newby-Ginnings

COVID Watch
September 23, 2020 1:05 a.m.

COVID Watch

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THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: A war of attrition, one blown knee at a time
September 23, 2020 1:05 a.m.

THE CHEAP SEATS with STEVE CAMERON: A war of attrition, one blown knee at a time

Press sports columnist Steve Cameron reflects on the injury-plagued weekend that was in the NFL.

September 23, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Mars drops Uncle Ben's, reveals new name for rice brand

NEW YORK (AP) — The Uncle Ben's rice brand is getting a new name: Ben's Original.

September 23, 2020 1:02 a.m.

Northwest Notes Sept. 23, 2020

Barrel races are scheduled for Friday night at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Letters to the editor

The readers always write

Today's Ghastly Groaner
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Today's Ghastly Groaner

Sometimes, I use big words I don't fully understand...

Leigh Oscar Ufford, 77
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Leigh Oscar Ufford, 77

Leigh Oscar Ufford, 77, passed away peacefully at

Harvest photos
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Harvest photos

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September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Read words out loud before posting

Main Street column for Sept. 23

Duke Gaffney
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Duke Gaffney

1938 - 2020

1955 - 1959 US Marine Corp

Forrest Scott Goodman, 67
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Forrest Scott Goodman, 67

Scott passed away unexpectedly of heart failure on Thursday, Sept. 3

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — How do I learn more about wine

It is one of the most frequently asked questions over the 13 years we have had our shop, The Dinner Party.

SEPT 41 NORTH: The story of U.S.S. IDAHO #1 and #2
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

SEPT 41 NORTH: The story of U.S.S. IDAHO #1 and #2

There have been five naval vessels named for the state of Idaho.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

Judgments and sentencings

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Prayer rally set for Saturday at Stateline Speedway

Prayer rally on Saturday

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

OP-ED: Kiss your pre-existing condition medical coverage goodbye if Trump wins

Donald Trump has tried repeatedly during the last four years to cripple or kill the Affordable Care Act (also called the ACA or Obamacare).

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Remedies for heartburn, reflux and indigestion

There are many remedies for the symptoms of heartburn, reflux and indigestion.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Healing the wounds of poverty

The readers always right

How will you save Christmas?
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

How will you save Christmas?

It’s your turn to share your special Christmas stories

Contribute your "Saving Christmas" stories to Ellen Travolta's Christmas show this year

0923 Notices
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

0923 Notices

Funeral service for PARKER, Mimi, 88, of Coeur

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Signs of the season

Democrats, Republicans say flags, political signs removed

Sign thefts reported

Larry Lee Fuson
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Larry Lee Fuson

Larry Lee Fuson peacefully went home early Sunday morning, Aug. 23,

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Six tips to prevent text neck

Are you suffering from neck pain? With smartphones in almost everyone’s hands, neck pain is on the rise.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sheriff's Blotter

Notable calls for the day!

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — Low level laser therapy for sports injuries

Rehabilitation of sports injuries is all about one thing — getting back in the game as fast as possible.

Ann Louise Turk (Wilkes)
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Ann Louise Turk (Wilkes)

May 8, 1963 – Sept. 10, 2020

Ann was born with flaming red hair that would go

Othello man turns hobby into career
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Othello man turns hobby into career

OTHELLO — John Lockard turned a setback into a new career, with the help of what had been a hobby.

HW What parents and caregivers need to know about teen suicide
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

HW What parents and caregivers need to know about teen suicide

Is your teen at risk of suicide? While no teen is immune, there are factors that can make some adolescents more vulnerable than others. Understand how to tell if your teen might be suicidal and where to turn for help and treatment.

HW Kids are missing critical windows for lead testing due to pandemic
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

HW Kids are missing critical windows for lead testing due to pandemic

CLEVELAND — Families skipping or delaying pediatric appointments for their young children because of the pandemic are missing out on more than vaccines. Critical testing for lead poisoning has plummeted in many parts of the country.

Joseph Braedon Fitzmorris, 22
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Joseph Braedon Fitzmorris, 22

Joseph Braedon Fitzmorris, 22

Wayne Babcock
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Wayne Babcock

Wayne Babcock

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Two injured in accident near Warden

A man and a woman were injured early Saturday morning in a two-vehicle collision near Warden.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Public hearing set for possible Mattawa annexation

The Mattawa City Council has scheduled a hearing for Oct. 1 to take public comment on a plan to annex property in the Wahluke Industrial Park into the Mattawa city limits

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

School safety grant awarded to Mattawa Police Department

MATTAWA — A $372,750 grant to improve security in the Wahluke School District has been awarded to the Mattawa Police Department from the U.S. Department of Justice.

Eunice May Rohlinger
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Eunice May Rohlinger

Eunice May Shoop was born Nov. 28, 1934, in Fromberg, Montana, to Ralph and Truie (Miller) Shoop.

Lanette Boyer
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Lanette Boyer

The evening of July 22, 2020, at the age of 41, Lanette Cathleen Boyer left this world to join her heavenly Father.

Douglas Merrill Vorhies
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Douglas Merrill Vorhies

Douglas Merrill Vorhies, Miles Douglass, Sluggo, born and raised in Spokane, passed in early summer. He was 64.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Births for Sept. 23, 2020

New arrivals at Othello Community Hospital

3 East: Call it the Covid wing
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

3 East: Call it the Covid wing

Come on inside the isolation unit

Health care workers face unique challenges inside isolation unit

Local Republican questionnaire draws ire of NIC trustee candidates
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Local Republican questionnaire draws ire of NIC trustee candidates

Two candidates say partisan questions and a new Republican scoring system don't belong in a non-partisan election.

Sandpoint Film Festival holds special 'G-Dog' screening
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sandpoint Film Festival holds special 'G-Dog' screening

Sandpoint Film Festival holds special 'G-Dog' screening

Corn sale benefits Moses Lake FFA program
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Corn sale benefits Moses Lake FFA program

MOSES LAKE — Part of the appeal of a high school club is the chance to go somewhere different, try new skills, learn new things.

Rev. Klockers: Some of the wisest people I know admit they don’t know everything
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Rev. Klockers: Some of the wisest people I know admit they don’t know everything

1 Corinthians 13:11 says, “When I was a child, I spoke like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child; when I became an adult, I put an end to childish ways.” (New Revised Standard Version.)

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

100,000 Poets for Change announced

100,000 Poets for Change announced

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Passenger dies in collision near Mattawa

A Mattawa resident died in a collision Saturday north of Mattawa.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Police records for Sept. 23, 2020

Grant County Jail

Betsy D. Walker, 74
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Betsy D. Walker, 74

Betsy D. Walker, 74

Richard Barry Kamplain, 72
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Richard Barry Kamplain, 72

Richard Barry Kamplain, 72

New Wahluke football coach excited to begin the season this spring
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

New Wahluke football coach excited to begin the season this spring

Wahluke head coach Anfernee Cortez has had some extra time this fall to prepare for his first season as head coach of the Warriors football program after the fall athletic season was postponed due to COVID-19. After a couple of seasons as an assistant coach with the Warriors, Cortez said it is nice having a little extra time to get settled as he takes over the reins this year.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

No suffering should ever be minimized

No suffering should ever be minimized

Bulldogs rout Browning
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Bulldogs rout Browning

The Whitefish football team defeated Browning in high-scoring fashion on Thursday at the Dawg Pound.

Girls soccer edges Wildkats in rivalry game
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Girls soccer edges Wildkats in rivalry game

In the week leading up to taking the pitch under the lights in Columbia Falls, the Lady Bulldogs were working on shoring up game tactics and improving mental toughness.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Trout Lake Trail restoration project to begin

Trout Lake Trail restoration project to begin

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Boys golf strokes on point in Frenchtown

Whitefish golfer Marcus Kliman earned medalist honors with a score of 77 at the Frenchtown Invitational Wednesday, Sept. 16 at King Ranch Golf Course.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Cart path improvements for WLGC

Cart path improvements for WLGC

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Henson stars again for Bulldog cross country at Polson invite

Henson stars again for Bulldog cross country at Polson invite

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease

FMD is an uncommon arterial disease

Marilyn G. Garrahan
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Marilyn G. Garrahan

Marilyn G. Garrahan

Stanley Virgil Webber
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Stanley Virgil Webber

Stanley Virgil Webber

Whitefish, Columbia Falls battle to 1-1 draw
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Whitefish, Columbia Falls battle to 1-1 draw

One struggle has plagued the Whitefish boys soccer team this season — finishing in front of the net.

Lady Bulldogs look to improve play going forward
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Lady Bulldogs look to improve play going forward

The Whitefish volleyball team had a disappointing week dropping one in straight sets to Columbia Falls on Tuesday, Sept. 15 and another loss on Thursday to Ronan.

Donna Shane Hopkins
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Donna Shane Hopkins

Donna Shane Hopkins

Great Fish finishes with more than $2.7M raised
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Great Fish finishes with more than $2.7M raised

Great Fish finishes with more than $2.7M raised

Homeowners again press to keep fire service with city, while rural board gives little detail on future plans
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Homeowners again press to keep fire service with city, while rural board gives little detail on future plans

About 50 people showed up to the Whitefish Fire Service Area board meeting last week with many again asking the board to keep fire service for the rural area outside Whitefish in the hands of the City of Whitefish. The rural fire board offered little details on the matter, however, except to say they are still in negotiations with the city.

Othello farmer leaves big bequest to local foundation
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Othello farmer leaves big bequest to local foundation

OTHELLO — Wayne Bartelheimer was a nice guy. “He loved people, and his employees were important to him, making sure they were well treated,” said Alan Bartelheimer, Wayne’s brother and business partner in the Bar-E Dairy near Othello.

Make plans to get back to better health
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Make plans to get back to better health

“What did you do for your summer vacation?”

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

School District’s social-emotional curriculum proving even more critical during pandemic

After an abrupt end to in-person learning last spring and a new normal for school this fall, Whitefish School District’s social-emotional curriculum is playing an important role for students amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Big Mountain Fire Department trains with new truck
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Big Mountain Fire Department trains with new truck

Firefighters with the Big Mountain Fire Department recently received training on a new, recently delivered fire truck.

Theater presents season opener ‘The Waverly Gallery’
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Theater presents season opener ‘The Waverly Gallery’

The Whitefish Theatre Co. presents its first Black Curtain Theatre production of the 2020-2021 season with “The Waverly Gallery” at the O’Shaughnessy Center in Whitefish.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 30, 2020

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 30, 2020

NHHS Foundation puts a 'Grinchy' spin on Festival of Trees
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

NHHS Foundation puts a 'Grinchy' spin on Festival of Trees

NHHS Foundation puts a 'Grinchy' spin on Festival of Trees

County to open mental health crisis treatment center
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

County to open mental health crisis treatment center

MOSES LAKE — Grant County will be opening a treatment center for patients suffering from a mental health crisis in the next few weeks.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

POC partnering on business stabilization grants

Pend Oreille County is partnering with Tri-County Economic Development District to administer a small business stabilization grant program.

HW Tips for keeping kids active, healthy as school resumes
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

HW Tips for keeping kids active, healthy as school resumes

Keeping up physical activity and healthy well-being for kids in the community will an important focus for many parents with numerous students kicking off the school year remotely. Without the daily excercise from daily recess and physical education classes, students and families will need to find ways to supplant that routine from around the house.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

BLOTTER: Udderly hilarious

Finding humor in these trying times is always delightful, especially when it is unexpected.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

GROWTH: Been here, done that

The headline article in the Coeur d’Alene Press on Sept. 20 was “Rapid growth? You are here.”

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ISSUES: And observations

(1) If I lived in California or Oregon, I would sell and move to North Idaho with a pocket full of cash and buy property and drive the price and property tax up so the existing workers, seniors and middle class are just about priced out of being able to keep a home.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

ADLER: Questioning credentials

Dr. David Adler, “a renowned constitutional scholar?”

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

GREENSFERRY: Better options exist

We have been residents of Post Falls, on Rodkey Drive, for many decades.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Done more than any Dem

In reference to Paula Neils’ comments on Sept. 11: We have chaos in our Democratic run cities and streets because of mayors and governors who will not do their jobs.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Careful with the credit

In a recent letter, the writer claimed President Trump is responsible for “the lowest unemployment in recorded history for minorities, especially Blacks!”

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

HOUSE: History being razed

Regarding the Hamilton House, this news literally makes me sick to my stomach.

Panhandle Animal Shelter: Progress in a pandemic
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Panhandle Animal Shelter: Progress in a pandemic

Panhandle Animal Shelter: Progress in a pandemic

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

HOUSE: Evict the commissioners

The headline “Hamilton House faces the music” sounds more like a funeral dirge.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

CONSPIRACY: And who’s behind it

The deeper I dig the more sinister and sickening it becomes.

Clark Fork takes care of Kootenai in straight sets
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Clark Fork takes care of Kootenai in straight sets

Clark Fork volleyball continued their dominance over the North Star League defeating Kootenai in three sets Tuesday night, 25-12, 25-7, 25-9.

Study: Fear of coronavirus not good for you
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Study: Fear of coronavirus not good for you

Surveys show political affiliations can predict whether people adopt precautionary measures

Those with high levels of quarantine also reported higher levels of depression

Fugitive of the Week
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Fugitive of the Week

The North Idaho Violent Crimes Task Force (NIVCTF) is seeking information leading to the a

Police search for burglary suspect
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Police search for burglary suspect

Ask for public's help

Police seek burg suspect

Four small steps to better health and fitness
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Four small steps to better health and fitness

Four small steps to better health and fitness

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

Retiring early can be bad for the brain

COVID Info Box 092320
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID Info Box 092320

COVID Info Box 092320

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Conservative group owns two 'voter' domain names

Libertarian organization causes Secretary of State Office to rebrand

Spartan volleyball goes 1-4 in jam-packed opening week
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Spartan volleyball goes 1-4 in jam-packed opening week

It was quite the opening week for Priest River volleyball. The Spartans played five matches in seven days.

Constitution Week Spotlight
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Constitution Week Spotlight

Constitution Week, Sept. 17 to 23, commemorates the signing of the Constitution of the United States.

Best Shot - Sept. 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Best Shot - Sept. 23, 2020

Best Shot - Sept. 23, 2020

Kid Weather - Sept. 23, 2020
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Kid Weather - Sept. 23, 2020

Kid Weather - Sept. 23, 2020

Weather Map 092320
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Weather Map 092320

Weather Map 092320

Four charged following bus incident
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Four charged following bus incident

Four charged following bus incident

Crews make gains on area fires
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Crews make gains on area fires

Crews make gains on area fires

Four face charges for bus incident
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Four face charges for bus incident

Four charged following bus incident

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Youth Sports Sept. 23, 2020

The past week in local youth sports.

Sandpoint volleyball tops Moscow in three sets, Hicks tallies 18 kills
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sandpoint volleyball tops Moscow in three sets, Hicks tallies 18 kills

The Bulldog volleyball team is starting to hit their stride.

Girls soccer unable to break through against Lumberjacks
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Girls soccer unable to break through against Lumberjacks

Despite having 16 shots on goal, Priest River girls soccer was unable to find the back of the net during Tuesday's game against St. Maries and lost 2-0.

Boys fall to St. Maries, get closer to full starting 11
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Boys fall to St. Maries, get closer to full starting 11

The Spartan boys soccer team fell to St. Maries 6-3 on Tuesday.

PR football avoids shutout, commits 8 turnovers in loss to St. Maries
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

PR football avoids shutout, commits 8 turnovers in loss to St. Maries

Spartans travel to Orofino on Friday looking for first win

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County Calendar - Sept. 23, 2020

Bonner County Calendar - Sept. 23, 2020

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Rains help dampen fire situation in district

Rains help dampen fire situation in district

Sullivan Creek tree tipping project underway
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Sullivan Creek tree tipping project underway

Sullivan Creek tree tipping project underway

Some West Bonner County teachers to receive bonus, no base raise
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Some West Bonner County teachers to receive bonus, no base raise

School board dips into contingency reserve for $750 bonus

Despite greater workload for teachers, salaries won't increase due to statewide budget cuts

School counseling complicated by distance learning
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

School counseling complicated by distance learning

MOSES LAKE — Staff and students are still adjusting to the changes implemented for the new school year after kids returned to classrooms last week, having missed the first few days due to lingering smoke from wildfires.

Coats for Kids drive kicks off in Moses Lake
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Coats for Kids drive kicks off in Moses Lake

The Rotary Club of Moses Lake kicked off its annual Coats for Kids drive on Saturday, with 10 drop boxes made available around Moses Lake for people to donate coats.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Newhouse announces virtual info nights for military service academies

Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Sunnyside, has announced four events where young men and women hoping to enroll in a U.S. military service academy can get information about the application and congressional nomination process.

Othello livestock sale goes on in 'weird' year
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Othello livestock sale goes on in 'weird' year

OTHELLO — It sure looked like the start of the fair.

September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Eleventh Adams County resident dies from coronavirus

RITZVILLE — Adams County Health Department officials have announced the death of an 11th Adams County resident due to complications from COVID-19.

Priest Lake Outlet Dam and Thorofare construction moves forward
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Priest Lake Outlet Dam and Thorofare construction moves forward

Priest Lake drawdown will occur early to facilitate construction

Priest Lake Outlet Dam and Thoroughfare construction moves forward

Museum to sponsor Rusty Mammoth sale
September 23, 2020 1 a.m.

Museum to sponsor Rusty Mammoth sale

MOSES LAKE — Watercolors, paintings, china, stoneware, furniture and miniature antique books will be among the items looking for new homes at the Rusty Mammoth Sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.

At Senate hearing, Daines touts bill that could create large fire breaks
September 23, 2020 12:55 a.m.

At Senate hearing, Daines touts bill that could create large fire breaks

Montana Republican Sen. Steve Daines and California Democrat Sen. Diane Feinstein made their case for a new bill designed to stem wildfire spread in western states by creating fuel breaks, encouraging biomass plants to burn the wood and generally cutting down dead and dying trees, during a Senate hearing last week.

Glacier visitation robust in August
September 23, 2020 12:50 a.m.

Glacier visitation robust in August

While visitation to Glacier National Park is down overall, the number of visitors to the Park’s west entrances — the only ones that are open — is either nearly the same as last August, or way up.

Girls cross country nearly perfect at delayed Polson meet
September 23, 2020 12:40 a.m.

Girls cross country nearly perfect at delayed Polson meet

The Columbia Falls girls cross country team ran an almost perfect race in Polson Saturday, with a team score of 16 points. A perfect score is 15 points. That came after a significant delay. The race was scheduled to begin in the morning, but didn’t happen until later in the afternoon, as race officials waited for the smoke to clear.

Wildcats drop Loggers to get back on winning track
September 23, 2020 12:35 a.m.

Wildcats drop Loggers to get back on winning track

Coach Jaxon Schweikert was pleased with the offensive line.

Council OK’s River’s Edge Park contract for toilet, trails
September 23, 2020 12:35 a.m.

Council OK’s River’s Edge Park contract for toilet, trails

Columbia Falls River’s Edge Park will get a new flush toilet and trail upgrades. The Columbia Falls city council Monday night approved a $234,275 contract with Knife River Construction to upgrade the trails in the park and the bathroom.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Seoul: Missing South Korean official may be in North Korea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean official who disappeared off a government ship near the disputed sea boundary with North Korea this week may be in North Korea, South Korea's Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Telling COVID's story: At UN, leaders spin virus storylines

The subject: coronavirus. The status: urgent. The solutions: as diverse as the nations they lead.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Alexei Navalny released from German hospital after 32 days

BERLIN (AP) — Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has been released from a Berlin hospital after more than a month's treatment for poisoning, with doctors now believing that a “complete recovery” from the nerve agent is possible, the facility said Wednesday.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment

BERLIN (AP) — German doctors say Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny released from hospital after poisoning treatment.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Sierra Leone doctor in dedicated mission against COVID-19

DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — Dr. Mamadu Baldeh can’t forget the 18-year-old who came into his hospital with COVID-19, gasping for air until the day he died. This suffering was all too real for Baldeh, who battles asthma just as that young man did.

September 23, 2020 12:30 a.m.

Storm heads to Tokyo area, residents urged to prepare early

TOKYO (AP) — A tropical storm in the Pacific Ocean is slowly approaching the Tokyo region Wednesday, and officials are urging residents to take precautions early from expected heavy rain and gusts.

September 23, 2020 12:20 a.m.

Environmental assessment available for Lost Trail Conservation easement

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service last week released a formal environmental assessment of a proposed conservation easement near the Lost Trail National Wildlife Refuge. If created, the Conservation Area would authorize the Service to work with willing sellers to acquire conservation easements on up to 100,000 acres within the 120,000 acre Conservation Area boundary.

Birth Announcements
September 23, 2020 12:15 a.m.

Birth Announcements

Sept. 24, 2020

Yesterdays: Chris Johnston of California shot and killed a grizzly bear near Moose City up the North Fork that charged him.
September 23, 2020 12:15 a.m.

Yesterdays: Chris Johnston of California shot and killed a grizzly bear near Moose City up the North Fork that charged him.

Chris Johnston of California shot and killed a grizzly bear near Moose City up the North Fork that charged him.

September 23, 2020 12:10 a.m.

The Blotter: A woman said a driver almost ran her over after she threatened to call the cops

A woman said a driver almost ran her over after she threatened to call the cops.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Cardinals put Hudson on 45-day IL, bring Whitley back

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The St. Louis Cardinals shut down Dakota Hudson for the season by transferring him to the 45-day injured list Tuesday while activating reliever Kodi Whitley and optioning Junior Fernandez to their alternate training site.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The 'Pandemmys' were weird and sometimes wonderful

It was Regina King, winning her fourth career Emmy on Sunday, who perhaps summed up the proceedings the most succinctly — and accurately: “This is freaking weird."

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Outlook not improving for beleaguered US movie theaters

About three quarters of the country’s movie theaters are open, but Americans are not going back in significant numbers in the COVID-era, even with new films coming into the marketplace weekly.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

New this week: 'Enola Holmes,' Public Enemy and Bonnaroo

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Famed French actor Michael Lonsdale dies at 89

PARIS (AP) — Michael Lonsdale, a giant of the silver screen and theater in France who worked with some of the world’s top directors in an acting career that spanned 60 years, died on Monday, his agent said. He was 89.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US government executes killer obsessed with witchcraft

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a spell on him.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Alonso, Mets put Rays' clinch party on hold with 5-2 win

NEW YORK (AP) — The thrifty Tampa Bay Rays have spent a decade trying to take down the big spenders in their division.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Idaho newspapers:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

“Schitt’s Creek” wins Emmy Award for best comedy series, capping a clean sweep of the show’s comedy categories

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt’s Creek” wins Emmy Award for best comedy series, capping a clean sweep of the show’s comedy categories.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kevin Hart inks new multi-platform deal with SiriusXM

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Hart is bringing more of his funny back to SiriusXM.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Oregon businesses threaten lawsuit over virus restrictions

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Several Oregon businesses have threatened a class action lawsuit against the state over COVID-19 restrictions implemented by Gov. Kate Brown to slow the pandemic. A lawyer representing the businesses argues that Oregon officials should draft a plan to compensate small business owners for financial hardship caused by those restrictions, The Oregonian/OregonianLive

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dodgers clinch NL's top seed, West title with win over A's

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Wrapping up an NL West title has become routine for the Los Angeles Dodgers, but in a year in which no one was sure three months ago if there would be a baseball season, manager Dave Roberts wanted his team to still savor the moment.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bubble crankiness ratchets up the nasty for Stars-Lightning

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Pat Maroon shot a puck into the Dallas bench, nailing an opponent in the face. Victor Hedman tripped Corey Perry before a faceoff. Perry put Tampa Bay's Cedric Paquette into a headlock before getting flipped over.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Chicago Bulls have hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach

CHICAGO (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have hired Billy Donovan as their new head coach.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Wednesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Maldonado, Valdez push Astros past Mariners 6-1

SEATTLE (AP) — Martin Maldonado hit a three-run home run, Framber Valdez struck out eight to set career highs for wins and strikeouts, and the Houston Astros beat the Seattle Mariners 6-1 on Tuesday night to close on their fourth straight playoff berth.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

The Latest: 'Succession' swipes the crown for best TV drama

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest from the Emmy Awards (all times PDT):

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP source: Gruden, Payton fined for not wearing masks

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Two more NFL head coaches and their teams have been fined for not wearing masks on the sideline.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Sept. 27-Oct. 3

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Murray, Nuggets hang on in Game 3, cut Lakers' lead to 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — They had just lost a playoff heartbreaker, and two nights later the Denver Nuggets quickly went from in control to in trouble.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NFL rallies around Patriots' White after father's death

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Patriots running back James White says he is having trouble processing the sudden death of his father, but is finding comfort in celebrating his son's first birthday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Cole has sharp playoff prep as Yankees rout Blue Jays 12-1

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Gerrit Cole limited the Toronto to five hits over seven innings in his final preparation for the playoffs, and Aaron Hicks drove in three runs in a 12-1 rout over the Blue Jays on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

West Ham plays despite virus cases, Spurs game called off

LONDON (AP) — The coronavirus dominated the English League Cup schedule Tuesday as West Ham played despite its coach and two players having tested positive, while Tottenham's game was called off.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

STANLEY CUP NOTEBOOK: Seguin's goal drought at 11 games

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — With 76 seconds left in a game last round and the Dallas Stars clinging to a one-goal lead, Tyler Seguin laid out in front of a slap shot to block it and help preserve a victory.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

World leaders who skipped past UN meetings get their moment

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — He's not recognized as a head of state by the country he'd be visiting. His diplomatic immunity is granted by the United Nations, not an unfriendly American administration that could decide to pick him up on drug-trafficking charges if he sets foot in the United States. Then there’s the $15 million U.S. bounty for information leading to his arrest.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Seattle police drop effort to get protest images from media

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Police Department will withdraw a subpoena requiring five Seattle news organizations to give them unpublished news videos and photos taken during racial injustice demonstrations May 30 that investigators argued would help them solve arson and theft cases.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Bulls snag big name in coaching search, hire Billy Donovan

CHICAGO (AP) — Billy Donovan wasn't on the market for long — hardly a shocker given he's won everywhere he's coached.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Emmy winners highlight push for social justice

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Regina King and Uzo Aduba used the come-as-you-are fashion edict for Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards to highlight the national struggle for social justice.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Storm edge Lynx at Buzzer; Aces even series with Sun

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Alysha Clark’s putback at the buzzer lifted the Seattle Storm past the Minnesota Lynx 88-86 on Tuesday night in the first game of the semifinal series.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Partial list of Primetime Emmy Award winners

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Partial list of winners at the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards. For the complete list, visit

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Man, 77, charged in 1974 murder of Texas teenage girl

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — A man was arrested and charged in the 1974 killing of a Texas teenage girl after nearly 50 years of investigation and the advancement of DNA technology, police said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gold Bar ex-council member sentenced for sharing child porn

GOLD BAR, Wash. (AP) — A former Gold Bar city council member has been sentenced to three years in federal prison and 10 years of probation for collecting and sharing images of child sexual abuse.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

2 schools in southwest Washington close due to virus

WOODLAND, Wash. (AP) — Two Woodland elementary schools closed for in-person services Monday and Tuesday after two school district staff members tested positive for COVID-19, according school officials.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Huffington teams with book publisher on wellness guides

NEW YORK (AP) — A “behavior change" company founded by Arianna Huffington is teaming with Hachette Book Group on a series of wellness guides. The first release, “Your Time to Thrive,” comes out in March.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: SuperM supercharges dance floors with super album

SuperM, “Super One" (SM Entertainment/Capitol Records)

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Seattle Council to vote on policing change budget vetoes

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council will take action Tuesday on Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of council bills meant to scale back the police department and ramp up community-led programs starting this year.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US--Apple Books-Top-10

Apple Books US Bestseller List - 09/20/20 - Paid Books

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Eagles coordinator Jim Schwartz takes blame for defense

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A day after Carson Wentz took the brunt of the criticism for the offense’s collective struggles, Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz put the blame on himself for his unit’s troubles.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Cubs clinch playoff spot, Pirates win on Stallings HR in 9th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Chicago Cubs clinched a playoff spot under rookie manager David Ross, returning to the postseason after a one-year absence despite losing to the Pittsburgh Pirates 3-2 Tuesday night on a walk-off home run by Jacob Stallings.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

FCC asks states to lower the cost of in-state inmate calls

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — More than 1,800 jails and detention centers across the United States charge more for inmates to make in-state calls than they can legally charge for out-of-state phone calls, according to data from the Federal Communications Commission.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

This Date in Baseball

Sept. 24

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Sweet 16: Post Malone leads Billboard Awards nominations

NEW YORK (AP) — Post Malone is the sunflower of the 2020 Billboard Music Awards.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ellen DeGeneres makes on-air apology, vows a 'new chapter'

NEW YORK (AP) — Ellen DeGeneres used her opening monologue of the new season of her daytime talk show to address allegations of a toxic work environment, apologizing for things “that never should have happened.”

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Pivetta sharp in Red Sox debut; Boston beats Orioles 8-3

BOSTON (AP) — Nick Pivetta struck out eight in five innings of one-run ball in his Boston debut, Christian Vázquez hit a three-run homer and the Red Sox beat the Baltimore Orioles 8-3 on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wildfire death toll in Oregon increases to nine

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The number of fatalities from Oregon’s recent wildfires has increased to nine people, the state's Office of Emergency Management confirmed Monday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Book Review: Two love affairs fuel 'The Book of Two Ways'

“The Book of Two Ways,” by Jodi Picoult (Ballantine)

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Wednesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Twins top Tigers 5-4 in 10th, sit half-game behind White Sox

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — As a gift from third baseman Josh Donaldson, each of the Minnesota Twins now have dark blue jersey-style bathrobes with their name across the back.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Man shoots self in groin while flaunting gun in supermarket

LINCOLN CITY, Ore. (AP) — Police say an Oregon man is recovering after he accidentally shot himself while flaunting a handgun at a Lincoln City supermarket.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Authorities: Wrong-way interstate driver caused fatal crash

Authorities say a wrong-way driver was involved in a three-car crash on northbound Interstate 5 in Portland, Oregon, leaving one person dead, another injured and the highway closed for about two hours.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Woman sentenced to 5 years after toddler dies in house fire

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A Stayton woman was sentenced to five years in prison after her toddler died in a house fire.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Almost 500 pilot whales stranded in Australian island state

HOBART, Australia (AP) — More pilot whales were found stranded on an Australian coast Wednesday, raising the estimated total to almost 500 in the largest mass stranding ever recorded in the country.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

State: Man in Oregon prison 7th to die of COVID-19

ONTARIO, Ore. (AP) — A man incarcerated in an Oregon prison died Monday after testing positive for COVID-19, officials said.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Yankees' Lyons kept from game after lineup card mix-up

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Tyler Lyons walked to the mound to relieve Yankees ace Gerrit Cole, then walked right back to New York’s dugout without throwing a pitch against Toronto.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP Sportlight

Sept. 24

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Enormous California wildfire threatens desert homes near LA

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An enormous wildfire that churned through mountains northeast of Los Angeles and into the Mojave Desert was still threatening homes on Monday and was one of more than two dozen major fires burning across California.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ozuna, Braves beat Miami, clinch 3rd straight NL East title

ATLANTA (AP) — After clinching their third straight NL East title, the Atlanta Braves set their sights on ended a much longer streak.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lennon's killer says he sought glory, deserved death penalty

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The man who killed John Lennon in 1980 says he was seeking glory and deserved the death penalty for a "despicable” act.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Game on! Seattle, Minnesota set to start WNBA playoff series

The Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx prepared to take the court Tuesday night, two days after Game 1 of their WNBA playoff semifinal was postponed because of inconclusive COVID-19 tests.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Nats sweep Phils, drop Philadelphia below playoff position

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Philadelphia Phillies tumbled out of a playoff position, getting swept in a doubleheader by the Washington Nationals when Yadiel Hernández hit a game-ending, two-run homer in eighth inning off Brandon Workman for a 8-7 win in Tuesday night’s second game.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'Unfathomable': US death toll from coronavirus hits 200,000

The U.S. death toll from the coronavirus topped 200,000 Tuesday, by far the highest in the world, hitting the once-unimaginable threshold six weeks before an election that is certain to be a referendum in part on President Donald Trump's handling of the crisis.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Chloé Zhao’s 'Nomadland' wins TIFF People's Choice Award

After picking up

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Recorded attack on Black runner is charged as a hate crime

NEW YORK (AP) — A woman who was captured on video hurling a bottle and a racial slur at a Black runner in New York City has been charged with attempted assault as a hate crime and aggravated harassment, authorities said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Aniston is award-worthy first responder in Emmy fire skit

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jennifer Aniston missed out on an Emmy but proved herself as an award-worthy first responder when a ceremony stunt got overheated.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Clark's putback at buzzer lifts Storm past Lynx 88-86

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — It's been a crazy 48 hours for the Seattle Storm and it was only fitting that their WNBA playoffs series opener had a wild finish.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Full circle: Haslem credits Crowder's dad for NBA career

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — It didn’t take Jae Crowder very long after joining the Miami Heat to figure out who the veteran leader of the team was.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Warrant issued for man accused of driving toward protesters

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of driving a pickup truck toward a group of people demonstrating against racism and police brutality in Virginia after he failed to show up for his trial a second time.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Jets sign WR Malone to active roster, place CB Maulet on IR

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed wide receiver Josh Malone to the active roster Tuesday after he was elevated from the practice squad for the first two games.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Morata returns to Juventus on loan from Atletico Madrid

TURIN, Italy (AP) — Álvaro Morata returned to Juventus on Tuesday, signed on a loan deal from Atletico Madrid.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Patrick Mahomes shows off his scrambling ability

Patrick Mahomes showed he’s nearly as dangerous with his legs as he is with his arm.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

“Succession” wins Emmy Award for best drama series, its fourth trophy of the night

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Succession” wins Emmy Award for best drama series, its fourth trophy of the night.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

In battleground states, Catholics are a pivotal swing vote

For decades, Roman Catholic voters have been a pivotal swing vote in U.S. presidential elections, with a majority backing the winner — whether Republican or Democrat — nearly every time.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Meghan's lawyers deny she cooperated with royal book authors

LONDON (AP) — Lawyers for a British newspaper publisher that's being sued for invasion of privacy by the Duchess of Sussex argued Monday that she made personal information public by cooperating with the authors of a book about her relationship with Prince Harry. Her lawyers deny the claim.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

California executive pleads guilty in college admission plot

A California businessman said to have steered “Full House” star Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband, Mossimo Giannulli, to the ringleader of the college admissions bribery scheme admitted Monday to paying $40,000 to rig his daughter's ACT score.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Cuban-American judge Barbara Lagoa on Trump high court list

MIAMI (AP) — A daughter of Cuban exiles who has had a swift rise as a lawyer and judge is on President Donald Trump's short list to replace

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

NC governor: Outdoor venues could reopen at reduced capacity

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — College and professional sports teams in North Carolina may soon be allowed to host a few thousand fans in outdoor stadiums, Democratic Gov. Roy Cooper announced on Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

U.S. government executes former soldier who said obsession with witchcraft led him to kill Georgia nurse

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) — U.S. government executes former soldier who said obsession with witchcraft led him to kill Georgia nurse.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Today in History

Today in History

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dodgers top NL seed; Braves claim East; Indians in playoffs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Corey Seager had three hits, including one of Los Angeles’ four home runs, as the Dodgers clinched the National League’s top postseason seed and eighth straight West title Tuesday night with a 7-2 victory over the Oakland Athletics.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Zendaya becomes youngest lead drama actress to win Emmy

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Zendaya said her “heart was filled” when she saw her fellow nominees, including Jennifer Aniston, cheering on the “Euphoria” actress for becoming the youngest drama lead actress to win an Emmy.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: Craig Johnson mystery involving art creates art, too

“Next to Last Stand,” by Craig Johnson (Viking)

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gina Yashere memoir 'Cack-Handed' to be released in June

NEW YORK (AP) — Gina Yashere has some tough stories to share but also some inspiring ones.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Thiago Silva could make Chelsea debut in cup

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Wednesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Dickerson's pinch-hit homer helps keep Giants in playoff mix

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Francisco Giants got some timely swings off the bench to stay right in the playoff race.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Israeli and Emirati film industries to cooperate after deal

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Film agencies in Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced an agreement Monday to collaborate on television production, the latest development to follow a U.S.-brokered deal between the countries to normalize relations.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Ramírez, Indians clinch playoff spot with 5-3 win over WSox

CLEVELAND (AP) — With one sweet swing, José Ramírez pushed the Cleveland Indians into the playoffs and strengthened his case for the AL MVP award.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Saints normally dynamic offense looking sluggish in 2020

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints quarterback Drew Brees doesn't quibble with the notion that New Orleans’ normally dynamic offense has looked somewhat out of sync to start the 2020 season.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: 'Agents of Chaos,' from Russia, but not with love

Let's take a trip back in American history, but not too way back. To a time not that unfamiliar — the last presidential election. Do you remember all the stuff swirling around in 2016?

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Angels SS Andrelton Simmons opts out of final 5 games

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Shortstop Andrelton Simmons has opted out of the remainder of the Los Angeles Angels' season.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Oregon grieves for natural places wiped out by wildfires

DETROIT LAKE, Ore. (AP) — Oregonians are grieving the loss of some of their most treasured natural places after wildfires wiped out campgrounds, hot springs and wooded retreats that have been touchstones for generations in a state known for its unspoiled beauty.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Twins reinstate Bailey from injured list to start vs. Tigers

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Twins reinstated right-hander Homer Bailey from the 45-day injured list on Tuesday so he could start their series opener against Detroit.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Malaysian opposition leader Anwar plans new government

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said Wednesday he has secured a majority in Parliament to form a new government, but parties in the ruling coalition called it a “cheap publicity" stunt.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Tuesday:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stassi, Canning lead Angels over playoff-bound Padres 4-2

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Max Stassi, Griffin Canning and the Los Angeles Angels cooled off the playoff-bound San Diego Padres two days after they clinched their first playoff spot in 14 seasons.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Mariners' Moore placed on concussion list, out for season

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle Mariners second baseman Dylan Moore’s season is over after he was placed on the seven-day concussion list Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kelly hits 3-run homer, Diamondbacks beat Rangers 7-0

PHOENIX (AP) — Carson Kelly had a three-run homer, Caleb Smith and Riley Smith combined to throw a six-hitter and the Arizona Diamondbacks rolled to a 7-0 victory over the Texas Rangers on Tuesday night.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Debunked COVID story prompts differing responses on Fox News

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel's Steve Doocy apologized on Monday “for any confusion” in reporting a now-debunked story about the mayor of Nashville, Tennessee, supposedly concealing the number of coronavirus cases linked to bars and restaurants in that city because they were so low.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Gomber pitches playoff-hunting Cards to 5-0 win over Royals

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Austin Gomber heard longtime Cardinals ace Adam Wainwright say that his goal before pitching a complete game against Milwaukee last week was to throw no more than 12 pitches in any inning.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Kal Penn hopes for dialogue with new show for young voters

Politics has been more than a little shouty of late. Actor and activist Kal Penn would quietly like to change that.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

2 antiquities dealers charged with defrauding buyers

NEW YORK (AP) — Two dealers of ancient art were indicted Tuesday for allegedly creating fake ownership histories for the antiquities they sold through auction houses in New York.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

2 Louisville officers shot amid Breonna Taylor protests

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Derek Carr has Raiders off to high-scoring start to season

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The problems the Raiders had scoring the previous three seasons haven’t been an issue through two games.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

'The port came to us': Story behind AP photo of Beirut blast

JIYYEH, Lebanon (AP) — When Mustafa Kinno felt the ground shake and heard the deafening blast toward the port, he frantically called his brother living nearby.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Tommy DeVito, founding member of the Four Seasons, dies

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Tommy DeVito, a founding member of the 1960s Four Seasons band, has died from the coronavirus at the age of 92,

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

China uproots ethnic minority villages in anti-poverty fight

CHENGBEI GAN’EN, China (AP) — Under a portrait of President Xi Jinping, Ashibusha sits in her freshly painted living room cradling her infant daughter beside a chair labeled a “gift from the government.”

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Lightning's Vasilevskiy standing tall in Stanley Cup Final

For all the hype Dallas goaltender Anton Khudobin is receiving for helping the Stars reach the Stanley Cup Final, fellow Russian Andrei Vasilevskiy is reminding everyone the Tampa Bay Lightning have a strong presence in net, too.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Review: Millie Bobby Brown has fun with ‘Enola Holmes’

There is a long, questionable and occasionally successful tradition of spinning off iconic literary and film characters through relatives distant and not from James Bond Jr. to John Shaft II and III. In other words, it's not out of bounds that someone would come along and invent a little sister for Sherlock Holmes and eventually make a movie out of it.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

LEADING OFF: Glasnow, Rays try to win AL East, Bieber ready

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Brewers rally in 7th, bolster chances with 3-2 win over Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — Facing a loss that could have deeply dented their playoff chances, the Milwaukee Brewers pulled one out behind an infielder who hasn't been able to crack the starting lineup lately.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

A sweep for ‘Schitt’s Creek,’ ‘Succession’ tops Emmy Awards

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “Schitt's Creek,” the little Canadian show about a fish-out-of-water family, made history at Sunday's Emmy Awards with a comedy awards sweep, something even TV greats including “Frasier” and “Modern Family” failed to achieve.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Thursday, September 24, 2020

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Stanley Cup Faceoff: Stars, Lightning showing value of draws

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — When Ron Francis knew something was working on faceoffs, he would experiment and not use his best moves right away.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Wilson has 29 points, 7 blocks; Aces even series with Sun

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — A’ja Wilson had 29 points, seven rebounds and a career-high seven blocks to lead the top-seeded Las Vegas Aces past the Connecticut Sun 83-75 on Tuesday night to even the best-of-five playoff series at 1-1.

September 23, 2020 12:06 a.m.

Attorney: Black man shot by LA deputies wasn't holding a gun

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Black man shot and killed by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies wasn't holding a gun when they opened fire, attorneys for his family said Tuesday, contradicting a claim that he had picked up a dropped weapon during a struggle.

September 23, 2020 12:05 a.m.

Perry likes Powers

I wish to express my full support and endorsement of Representative Debo Powers in the upcoming election for House District 3.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Top 25 Reality Check: Who's eligible? Who's playing?

The second regular-season AP Top 25 of the season includes Southeastern Conference teams that begin playing next week but not Big Ten teams that start playing in about a month.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Backers pledge $1.65M in push to save Iowa sports programs

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Supporters lobbying to reinstate four recently-eliminated University of Iowa sports programs say they have obtained $1.65 million and counting in pledges if the school decides to keep them going.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Alabama coordinator expects better from Crimson Tide defense

Pete Golding doesn’t make excuses for Alabama’s uncharacteristic defensive shortcomings last season, and he probably could.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Falcons and MLS Atlanta United to have some fans

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Magnolia State coaches prepare for challenging debuts

Lane Kiffin’s Mississippi home debut was supposed to come against Southeast Missouri State. Mike Leach expected to start his first season at Mississippi State versus New Mexico.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

‘Match made in heaven’: Deion Sanders to coach Jackson State

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Deion Sanders wiped away tears of joy and passion before speaking.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Top 25: No. 12 Miami rises; Marshall jumps into rankings

A week before Big Ten teams become eligible again for The Associated Press college football poll, No. 25 Marshall is ranked for the first time since 2014 and Miami jumped to No. 12 after a conference road victory.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Texas Tech football has no new positive tests

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Texas State coach, accused of racist comments, resigns

SAN MARCOS, Texas (AP) — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Louisville challenges NCAA over recruiting allegations

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Louisville has refuted NCAA allegations against its men's basketball program in the wake of a federal corruption scandal, requesting that the highest-level violation be reclassified.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 1 Clemson, Swinney worried about COVID during bye week

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has few worries about his football team on the field. Off it? That's another story.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest postponed; Mountain West eyes fall

As the Atlantic Coast Conference worked Tuesday to reschedule another league game postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within one of its teams, the Mountain West was zeroing in on a possible late October start to its football season.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

CMU hires Texas associate AD to lead athletic department

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. (AP) — Central Michigan hired Amy Folan to be its athletic director.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Weekend Sports in Brief

GOLF

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

South Carolina looks for improvement from revamped offense

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina now gets to see if changes on offense the Gamecocks have made since last fall will translate into wins.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 4 Georgia to be reunited with popular Pittman in opener

Kirby Smart gives much credit to first-year Arkansas coach Sam Pittman for helping to make No. 4 Georgia an annual contender for the Southeastern Conference championship.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Syracuse's Carrier Dome turns 40 years old, gets new look

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — Syracuse University's Carrier Dome opened 40 years ago with an overflow crowd that set an attendance record that still stands.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kansas, K-State try to rebound in Big 12 from Sun Belt blows

LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Kansas and Kansas State had plenty of reasons to believe this season would produce another solid brick for the foundation of their programs, despite spring football being scuttled by the coronavirus and an offseason unlike any other.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Upheaval among Utah's soccer teams takes another turn

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Utah Royals coach Craig Harrington has been placed on a leave of absence in the latest round of tumult to hit owner Dell Loy Hansen's Utah Soccer Holdings.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man claims self defense in fatal shooting of basketball star

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A man charged with murder in the midday shooting of a college basketball star on a Hartford street claimed self defense at his arraignment on Monday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New push to retire Native team names headed to Legislature

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — The first Native American woman elected to the Washington state House of Representatives says she is drafting legislation to remove Native-themed mascots and team names at public schools. This has been a goal of Native American leaders, but has new-found momentum after the Washington, DC, NFL football team’s name change.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Former college basketball star fatally shot in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former star basketball star at Albertus Magnus College has been shot and killed in Hartford, authorities said.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Vandy coach still mum on starting QB vs No. 10 Texas A&M

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Mason knows who his new starting quarterback is. The Vanderbilt coach just isn't saying, not while looking for every advantage possible in the Commodores' season opener.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mullen's Florida staff receives nearly $500K before pandemic

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen didn’t get a raise or an extension after his team’s 11-2 finish last season. His staff got the money.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Monday's Sports in Brief

MLB

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Coach Fuente hopes Hokies 'able to play' Wolfpack this week

First it was North Carolina State that couldn’t play Virginia Tech because of positive coronavirus tests, and then it was the Hokies who had to pull out of a game against Virginia because of the virus.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7 unchanged

NEW YORK (AP) — POLL ALERT: Miami jumps to No. 12, No. 25 Marshall joins Top 25 after beating App State; No. 1 Clemson, top 7 unchanged.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Minnesota star WR Bateman wants to opt back into 2020 season

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minnesota wide receiver Rashod Bateman has decided to opt back in for the 2020 football season in light of the Big Ten's resumption of fall competition, contingent on the star junior gaining the necessary eligibility clearance.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Aranda optimistic Baylor will play Big 12 opener vs Kansas

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor coach Dave Aranda expressed optimism Monday that his team will be able to play its Big 12 opener against Kansas on Saturday after having to call off a game last weekend because of positive COVID-19 tests that affected a position group.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 5 Florida will open season without starting O-lineman

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — No. 5 Florida will open the season short-handed up front.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 5 Florida settles into normal routine, braces for chaos

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Dan Mullen is finally settling into a somewhat normal routine.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lopers announce 4-game football schedule starting in Oct. 31

KEARNEY, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska-Kearney has announced a four-game nonconference football schedule beginning Oct. 31.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Texas Tech softball coach resigns amid reported inquiry

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Texas Tech softball coach Adrian Gregory resigned Tuesday, saying only that it was “best to part ways” amid a report that the program is the subject of school inquiry into the well-being of its players.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

TCU names ex transfer Downing starting QB vs Iowa State

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Former transfer Matthew Downing has been named the starting quarterback for TCU's season opener, though last year's starter has also been cleared to play.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

STAT WATCH: Bentley's 227-yard day ranks among best for SMU

SMU's Ulysses Bentley IV already has made his mark for a program that has produced some of the biggest-name running backs in college football history.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cyclones head into Big 12 opener at TCU in bounce-back mode

Iowa State knows all too well about picking up the pieces after a heartbreaking loss and getting in the right frame of mind for the next game.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

QB Guarantano opens as undisputed starter for No. 16 Vols

Jarrett Guarantano and the 16th-ranked Tennessee Volunteers are about to find out how much it helps them having the same offensive coordinator for consecutive seasons.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent Wisconsin editorials

Journal Times, Racine, Sept. 21

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Powell: Many small companies can borrow without Main Street

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell says that many mid-size U.S. businesses are now able to borrow from banks, suggesting that the need for a Fed lending program that was designed to serve struggling medium-size companies has waned.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Something unusual is missing among Nielsen's top programs

NEW YORK (AP) — There's something missing in the Nielsen company's listing of last week's 20 most popular prime-time programs, something that once would have seemed inconceivable.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

World powers clash, virus stirs anger at virtual UN meeting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Kept apart by a devastating pandemic and dispersed across the globe, world leaders convened electronically Tuesday for an unprecedented high-level meeting, where the U.N. chief exhorted them to unite and tackle the era’s towering problems: the coronavirus, the “economic calamity” it unleashed and the risk of a new Cold War between the United States and China.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bulgaria: On Independence Day, thousands urge govt to resign

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Thousands of people took to the streets in cities across Bulgaria on Tuesday, Independence Day, calling on the prime minister and the chief prosecutor to step down over allegations they allowed an oligarchic mafia to seize control of the Balkan country.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asian shares take breather after Wall Street gains

Asian markets were mostly lower on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watchdog: Millions in danger of missing virus relief payouts

WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of Americans are in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments of up to $1,200 per individual because of incomplete government records, a government watchdog said in a report issued Monday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sam McBratney, 'Guess How Much I Love You' author, dies

NEW YORK (AP) — Sam McBratney, the Irish children's author whose picture story of ever-wider and higher devotion “Guess How I Much Love You" became bedtime reading for millions of families, has died.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Thousands expected to honor Ginsburg at Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — Thousands of people are expected to pay their respects at the Supreme Court to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the women's rights champion, leader of the court's liberal bloc and feminist icon

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Few resources, old-growth forest allowed for fire's growth

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A lack of firefighting resources in the hours after it was sparked allowed a fast-moving wildfire to make an unprecedented run through Southern California mountains and eventually find fuel in old-growth trees to become one of Los Angeles County's largest fires ever, an official said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wyoming cuts to impede access to corrections information

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — News reporters on urgent deadlines will need to file a time-consuming public records request in order for the Wyoming Department of Corrections to answer any of their questions after the agency lays off its public information officer, a state corrections official said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

2 Marines accused in drug overdose case of fellow Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Two U.S. Marines were arrested Tuesday on a federal grand jury indictment that alleges the lance corporals were involved in selling drugs to Marines, including to a fellow Marine who died from an overdose.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: Duterte extends virus calamity status by a year

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — President Rodrigo Duterte says he has extended a state of calamity in the entire Philippines by a year to allow the government to draw emergency funds faster to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and harness the police and military to maintain law and order.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Longtime ally to Trump's postal chief was paid by RNC

WASHINGTON (AP) — A former executive who worked in the private sector for Postmaster General Louis DeJoy was recently paid by President Donald Trump's reelection effort, according to a new campaign finance disclosure.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Supreme Court vacancy looms large in 2nd NC Senate debate

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Questions about the potential successor to Ruth Bader Ginsburg hung heavy over Tuesday night’s second debate in a U.S. Senate race in North Carolina whose outcome could decide the chamber’s control.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers

HONG KONG (AP) — Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California accepts petition to protect western Joshua tree

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The western Joshua tree will be considered for protection under the California Endangered Species Act because of threats from climate change and habitat destruction, the state Fish and Game Commission decided Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Founder of GM electric truck partner quits amid allegations

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Shares in electric and hydrogen-powered truck startup Nikola plunged on Monday after the company's founder resigned amid allegations of fraud — just two weeks after signing a $2 billion partnership with General Motors.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Honolulu to allow some activities to resume

HONOLULU -- Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell says the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California reopens more widely as infections hit lowest rate

LOS ANGELES (AP) — More of California was cleared to reopen additional businesses Tuesday, including most of the San Francisco Bay Area and one of Southern California's largest counties, as coronavirus infection rates have fallen to their lowest level of the pandemic.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

‘Bidin’ his time': Joe Biden battles being chronically late

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden was running late. Again.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Jersey lawmakers advance budget hiking taxes on wealthy

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers on Tuesday advanced a $32.7 billion budget that hikes income taxes on millionaires and businesses.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Report: German hospital cyberattack trail leads to Russia

BERLIN (AP) — IT experts investigating a cyberattack that paralyzed computer systems at a major hospital in western Germany say one of the trails they are following leads to Russia, German media reported Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pennsylvania launches new virus exposure notification app

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's new coronavirus exposure notification app became available in app stores Tuesday and could soon be compatible with those of three neighboring states, including New York.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Another record low in viewership for 'Pandemmys'

NEW YORK (AP) — The novelty of television stars getting Emmy Awards delivered to their homes wasn't enough to keep the annual show from slipping further in popularity.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lawsuit filed over Arkansas absentee ballot rejections

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A lawsuit filed Tuesday asks a federal judge to require Arkansas election officials to give absentee voters a chance to correct their ballots before they're rejected due to signature issues.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

EU to UK: stop playing 'games' with Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union is pleading with Britain to stop playing “games" as time is running out to clinch a free trade deal over the next month.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

North Carolina board agrees to more absentee ballot changes

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina election officials agreed Tuesday that mail-in absentee ballots returned this fall with deficient information can be fixed without forcing the voter to fill out a new blank ballot. The change, if it stands, would likely yield an upward tick in the number of counted ballots in this presidential battleground state.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

With 95% homes hit, feds say no need for census extension

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — With the number of U.S. households counted topping 95%, there is no reason for a judge to order the U.S. Census Bureau to extend by a month the head count of every U.S. resident, government attorneys said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nike shakes off pandemic blues with surging online sales

NEW YORK (AP) — Nike appears to have recovered from its pandemic slump, posting a solid quarterly profit driven by soaring online sales of its sneakers and workout apparel.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Some Dems, not yet Biden, talk of expanding Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — The prospect that President Donald Trump and

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Not so hush-hush search: Trump airs thinking on court seat

WASHINGTON (AP) — Barack Obama spent hours reading legal briefs as he mulled candidates for the Supreme Court. Bill Clinton savored building a personal connection with Ruth Bader Ginsburg. And Ronald Reagan offered a personal touch in making his case for Anthony Kennedy after his first two picks for a vacancy went sideways.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tesla CEO Elon Musk's next big bet rides on better batteries

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla is working on new battery technology that CEO Elon Musk says will enable the company within the next three years to make sleeker, more affordable cars that can travel dramatically longer distances on a single charge.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Black voters in Detroit key for Biden, but are they engaged?

DETROIT (AP) — Wendy Caldwell-Liddell is tired of waiting for change in Detroit.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: As time ran short, a son rushed to say goodbye

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — No man is an island, the poem says. But amid pandemic quarantine, when my dad started having episodes of feeling faint, he seemed so isolated.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NY urged to avoid another surge of virus in jails, prisons

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Family members of incarcerated New Yorkers and corrections officers are calling on the state’s lawmakers and governor to ensure prisons and jails won’t again face a staffing shortage, barriers to social distancing and dangerous rationing of protective gear ahead of the next COVID-19 surge or pandemic.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sullivan says he looks forward to evaluating Trump nominee

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, an Alaska Republican facing re-election, said President Donald Trump is “well within his constitutional authority” to nominate someone to fill the U.S. Supreme Court vacancy created by the recent death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US homes sales rise 2.4% in August

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — Sales of existing homes rose 2.4% in August to its highest level since 2006 as the housing market recovers from a widespread shutdown in the spring brought on by the coronavirus outbreak.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Feds: Fraudster blew $30K in Vegas with virus loan money

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — A convicted bank robber from Rhode Island fraudulently obtained $600,000 in forgivable federal business loans and spent $30,000 in Las Vegas before being caught, federal prosecutors said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UK's Johnson urges 'spirit of togetherness' to combat virus

LONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson appealed Tuesday for resolve and a “spirit of togetherness” through the winter as he unveiled new restrictions on everyday life to suppress a dramatic spike in coronavirus cases.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Hollywood unions announce pandemic agreement

LOS ANGELES — Hollywood’s unions have announced that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man with mental illness dies in LA deputy confrontation

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A man with a history of mental illness died after Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies entered his room as he slept, and then beat and shocked him and compressed his neck, according to an autopsy and his family.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

As Europe faces 2nd wave of virus, tracing apps lack impact

LONDON (AP) — Mobile apps tracing new COVID-19 cases were touted as a key part of Europe’s plan to beat the coronavirus outbreak. Seven months into the pandemic, virus cases are

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Atlantic City is leading a wave of female casino leaders

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — For decades, women have dealt cards or served drinks in casinos, but they rarely got the chance to run the joint.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Senate OKs bill to loosen virus limits on restaurants, bars

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation to loosen Gov. Tom Wolf's pandemic restrictions on Pennsylvania's bars and restaurants easily passed the state Senate on Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

GOP Senate candidate defends controversial Ginsburg meme

DOVER, Del. (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Tuesday defended a controversial meme in a Facebook post by her campaign after the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Mexico taps federal loans to pay unemployment

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico has depleted its unemployment benefits trust fund and begun to use federal loans to keep up with claims — spending that can trigger higher taxes if not repaid, a top labor official said Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for November delivery rose 33 cents to $39.93 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 5 cents to $41.77 a barrel.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Swedish central bank sees key interest rate at 0 for years

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden’s central bank on Tuesday kept its main interest rate at zero and said it expects it to remain “at this level in the coming years” due to the economic uncertainty created by the virus pandemic.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump expands ban on US money for certain diversity training

President Donald Trump on Tuesday issued an order that he said will expand a ban on the use of federal money for certain diversity training.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cindy McCain endorses Biden for president in rebuke of Trump

PHOENIX (AP) — Cindy McCain endorsed Democrat Joe Biden for president Tuesday in a rebuke of President Donald Trump by the widow of the GOP's 2008 nominee.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hollywood unions, studios agree on rules to start production

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Hollywood’s unions announced Monday that they have reached an agreement on pandemic protocols with major studios that will allow the broad resumption of production of films and television after six months of stagnant sets and widespread unemployment.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

Does the coronavirus spread easily among children?

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

House passes government-wide temporary funding bill in sweeping bipartisan vote, averting shutdown threat

WASHINGTON (AP) — House passes government-wide temporary funding bill in sweeping bipartisan vote, averting shutdown threat.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Powell and Mnuchin voice optimism but back more economic aid

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin expressed cautious optimism Tuesday that the U.S. economy is rebounding from the pandemic-induced recession with federal support but that more help from the government is likely needed.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

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September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Nigeria urges vaccine to be available to all

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Latest from the U.N. General Assembly (all times EDT):

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watchdog seeks more scrutiny of utility's spending in scheme

CLEVELAND (AP) — Ohio's consumer watchdog has asked the state's regulator for public utilities to increase its scrutiny of

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mall titan Brookfield, Ralph Lauren both reducing workforce

NEW YORK (AP) — Brookfield Properties, one of the nation's largest mall operators, is cutting 20% of its workforce in its retail division, as the pandemic has accelerated online shopping and resulted in a string of store closings.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Feds threaten funds to NYC, Seattle and Portland over unrest

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department identified New York City, Portland, Oregon, and Seattle as three cities that could have federal funding slashed under a memorandum by President Donald Trump that sought to identify localities that permit “anarchy, violence and destruction in American cities.”

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asian shares mixed as worries percolate over pandemic

Markets were mixed in Asia on Wednesday as investors kept a wary eye on how the coronavirus pandemic will affect the economic outlook.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years on graft charges

BEIJING (AP) — Critic of Chinese leader sentenced to 18 years on graft charges.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

White House lawyer in running for seat on the Supreme Court

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump didn't have to look very far for one of the contenders on his short list to replace

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

200,000 dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

NEW YORK (AP) — “I did the best I could,” President Donald Trump said.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Micosoft will buy video game maker ZeniMax for $7.5 billion

REDMOND, Wash. (AP) — Microsoft is buying the company behind popular video games The Elder Scrolls, Doom and Fallout.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Michigan House votes to repeal ban on ticket scalping

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan House on Tuesday voted to lift the state's rarely enforced ban on ticket scalping, bringing the long-proposed bill closer to the governor's desk.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Official: At least 4 more Oklahoma inmates die from COVID-19

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma Department of Corrections on Tuesday reported two more inmates have died due to COVID-19, and seven other deaths are possibly the result of the disease caused by the coronavirus.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed broadly lower on Wall Street Monday as markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: GOP ads twist Mark Kelly's ex-company's deal

Republicans in an Arizona U.S. Senate race are distorting the details of a development deal for a high-altitude balloon company co-founded by Mark Kelly, the Democratic candidate for the seat. Contrary to their TV and online ads, Kelly's company didn't get $15 million from taxpayers and give nothing back except “hot air.”

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

German public-sector workers walk out to press pay demands

BERLIN (AP) — Public-service workers in Germany launched a campaign of short strikes on Tuesday to press their demand for a significant pay raise, with hospital and child care center employees and drainage workers among those set to walk off the job in parts of the country.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: India sees 83,000 new cases, but numbers falling

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported more than 83,000 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, showing some decline after reaching a record a week earlier.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Seattle City Council overrides mayor's veto of policing cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle will reduce the police department’s budget and reallocate some money to community programs after the City Council voted Tuesday evening to override Mayor Jenny Durkan’s vetoes of adjustments to this year’s budget.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

House easily passes stopgap funding bill, averting shutdown

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a sweeping bipartisan vote that takes a government shutdown off the table, the House passed a temporary government-wide funding bill Tuesday night, shortly after President Donald Trump prevailed in a behind-the-scenes fight over his farm bailout.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Expert: Loads left cargo ship unstable when it overturned

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating the shipwreck Tuesday.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

San Diego County avoids more business closures due to virus

SAN DIEGO (AP) — California’s second-largest county was narrowly spared Tuesday from having to backpedal on its return to normalcy, escaping a major economic setback related to the coronavirus.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pence's jet returns to airport after hitting bird on takeoff

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Mike Pence's airplane struck a bird Tuesday on takeoff in New Hampshire, causing the pilot to return to the airport out of caution, the White House said.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Congress seeks to block goods from China over forced labor

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bipartisan bill aimed at keeping goods out of the U.S. that are made with the forced labor of detained ethnic minorities in China passed overwhelmingly Tuesday in the House of Representatives despite concerns about the potential effects on global commerce.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asian shares track Wall Street retreat on pandemic pains

Shares slipped Tuesday in Asia after markets tumbled worldwide on worries about the pandemic’s economic pain.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

High court front-runner Amy Coney Barrett hailed by right

CHICAGO (AP) — A front-runner to fill the Supreme Court seat vacated by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is a federal appellate judge who has established herself as a reliable conservative on hot-button legal issues from abortion to gun control.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US cruises vow 100% testing in plan for resuming sailing

Major cruise lines say they will test all passengers and crew for COVID-19 prior to boarding as part of their plan for resuming sailing in the Americas.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Video shows final moments as police shoot Black man

A video released by New Jersey’s attorney general’s office Tuesday shows a police officer abruptly shooting a Black man in the doorway of an Asbury Park home after trying to convince him over the course of a long standoff to drop a knife.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US delegation pledges support to Serbia, Kosovo after deal

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — A U.S. delegation pledged Tuesday to move forward with helping to boost business and investment between Serbia and Kosovo after the former war foes agreed at the White House this month to work together to normalize economic relations.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What a gift: Russia offers UN staff free virus vaccines

MOSCOW (AP) — What do you do when Vladimir Putin offers you Russia’s new coronavirus vaccine, for free?

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Millennial Money: Home costs don't stop at a down payment

If you’re saving for your first home, there’s no shortage of advice out there — some of it questionable, even if you do have an avocado toast habit. Still, it’s true that your down payment may be the biggest check you ever write.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Senate GOP plans vote on Trump's court pick before election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Votes in hand, Senate Republicans are charging ahead with plans to confirm President Donald Trump’s pick to fill the late

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Historical panel votes to keep Cenotaph in Alamo Plaza

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A state historical review panel voted overwhelmingly Tuesday against relocating a monument to the 200 Alamo defenders killed by the Mexican army in 1836.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

British man sentenced to 5 years for hacking US companies

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A British man who was part of a hacking collective called The Dark Overlord was sentenced Monday to five years in prison for helping the group steal information from several companies in the U.S., including Missouri, Illinois and Georgia.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US firm pleads guilty to paying bribes in Brazil, Venezuela

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A major U.S. asphalt company agreed to pay $16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that it paid millions in bribes to officials in Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela for almost a decade to win lucrative contracts.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

TikTok says coordinated attack behind suicide clip uploads

LONDON (AP) — TikTok says a video of a man apparently taking his own life that circulated on its platform was spread deliberately by a group of users working together.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nevada Democrats to appeal ruling in $100M taxation case

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Democrats promised Tuesday to appeal a judge’s ruling that lawmakers in 2019 improperly approved two funding measures without a constitutionally required two-thirds majority vote — a case that is crucial to the beleaguered state budget.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Liz Weston: Fear of bankruptcy holds too many people back

The mystery isn’t why so many people file for bankruptcy each year. It’s why more people don’t.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Turkey, Greece soon to resume talks on resolving disputes

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey and Greece have agreed to resume talks aimed at resolving long-festering disputes, following a weeks-long standoff between the neighbors over maritime boundaries and rights to exploit offshore oil and gas resources.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump, Biden fight to define campaign's most pressing issues

SWANTON, Ohio (AP) — President Donald Trump was interrupted twice during an Ohio rally this week by sign-waving supporters chanting, “Fill that seat!”

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Canadian auto workers reach tentative contract with Ford

DETROIT (AP) — The union representing Canadian auto workers says it has reached a tentative three-year contract deal with Ford to build five new electric vehicles at a factory near Toronto.

September 23, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP-NORC poll: Views of economy stabilize as election nears

WASHINGTON (AP) — Most Americans view the nation’s economic situation as bleak, but a rising percentage also see signs of stability six weeks before Election Day — if not reasons for optimism.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Alzheimer's Foundation to host free virtual workshop

The Alzheimer’s Foundation of America will host a free virtual educational conference as part of its national Educating America Tour to help Montana residents affected by Alzheimer’s disease during the COVID-19 crisis on Tuesday, Sept. 29.

Auction supports Plains-Paradise Rural Fire
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Auction supports Plains-Paradise Rural Fire

On an overcast day with a light rain falling in the Plains area, a group of hearty volunteers and an equally hearty bunch of buyers came together Saturday morning to support a good cause.

Longtime trap club caretaker Harry Greene says goodbye
September 23, 2020 midnight

Longtime trap club caretaker Harry Greene says goodbye

With or without a firearm, Harry Greene is a straight-shooter.

Blue Hawks roll Darby, 56-0
September 23, 2020 midnight

Blue Hawks roll Darby, 56-0

One of the basic elements in football is seeking to dominate the opponent.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Titans tip Mountain Cats

Remembering the Titans may well be something the Clark Fork Mountain Cats will not want to do.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Hot Springs spikers sweep Darby

They opened with a streak of four wins and now they have another one going.

September 23, 2020 midnight

A conversation with candidate 'Z'

It must have been a dream.

Lady Hawks volleyball overpowers Plains
September 23, 2020 midnight

Lady Hawks volleyball overpowers Plains

Paced by a powerful front line and dominating serves, the Thompson Falls Lady Hawks overpowered Plains last week in high school volleyball action.

Massage therapist opens business in Plains
September 23, 2020 midnight

Massage therapist opens business in Plains

Fueled by corona virus concerns, unhealthy air from forest fires, a contentious political climate and a host of other issues, stress is on the rise in Montana and across the country.

Mineral County Shooting Sports Association hosts fall banquet
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Mineral County Shooting Sports Association hosts fall banquet

Just like clockwork, the Mineral County Shooting Sports Association (MCSSA) holds a fall banquet that is extremely popular because of the great chow, auction items you dream of owning and camaraderie that is second to none.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Mineral County Sheriff's Office calls

Mineral County Sheriff's Office calls

Sanders, Mineral counties to craft housing plan
September 23, 2020 midnight

Sanders, Mineral counties to craft housing plan

A few months ago, residents of Mineral and Sanders counties were asked to fill out a survey via social media, word of mouth and from an article in this newspaper on individual opinions concerning housing.

Rail summit discusses passenger service in Southern Montana
September 23, 2020 midnight

Rail summit discusses passenger service in Southern Montana

Railroads played a large role in the development of the United States from the industrial revolution in the Northeast

Trout Unlimited backs Clark Fork restoration project
September 23, 2020 midnight

Trout Unlimited backs Clark Fork restoration project

The illustrious Clark Fork, Montana’s largest river that stretches the length of Mineral County.

Dr. William Jerome 'Jake' Doyle
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Dr. William Jerome 'Jake' Doyle

Dr. William Jerome “Jake” Doyle

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Sanders County Justice Court

Sanders County Justice Court

September 23, 2020 midnight

Time to end the sewer nightmare

When I read the Opinion article in the Valley Press by Dan Risland, I realized that there may be a lot of us here in Paradise that are going through a lot of stress and worry as a result of this ongoing, and unwelcomed, sewer project here.

Lady Savage Heat win on senior night
September 23, 2020 midnight

Lady Savage Heat win on senior night

Coming off a hard loss to league rival Charlo last week in Montana high school volleyball, their first of the year, Hot Springs figured to take it out on visiting St. Regis.

Plains aircraft mechanic ready to take flight in vintage plane
September 23, 2020 midnight

Plains aircraft mechanic ready to take flight in vintage plane

There are creative, ambitious people in this world.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Callahan Fire near Troy 40% contained

The Callahan Fire 9 miles southwest of Troy is now 40% contained as firefighters on Monday continued to extinguish heat along the fire’s southern edge.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Local events focus on National Suicide Prevention Month

The Flathead Valley Out of the Darkness walk in recognition of National Suicide Prevention Month will take place Sunday, Sept. 27.

September 23, 2020 midnight

Comments on Woodland Park roundabout accepted until Oct. 2

The Montana Department of Transportation and the city of Kalispell are hosting a virtual, self-guided workshop for the public to get involved with redesigning the intersection of Woodland Avenue and Second Street East/Conrad Drive.

0923 death notices
September 23, 2020 midnight

0923 death notices

Daniel Charles Jackson, 79, of Ronan, died Sunday, Sept. 20, 2020, at St. Patrick Hospital in Missoula.

September 23, 2020 midnight

No fairytale ending in woman’s report

Below the fairy steps and along the river, there was shooting going on from big, very loud guns, according to a woman calling from Conrad Drive in Kalispell.

‘You Can Fly” — Local club becomes 150th member of national network
September 23, 2020 midnight

‘You Can Fly” — Local club becomes 150th member of national network

The Bald Eagle Aviation Club in Kalispell recently was honored by the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association as the 150th club to join the nationwide “You Can Fly” program.

Carl Alvin Wurst, 91
September 23, 2020 midnight

Carl Alvin Wurst, 91

Carl Alvin Wurst, 91, passed away on Sept. 16, 2020, at Brendan House in Kalispell

Helen Hensleigh
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Helen Hensleigh

Helen Hensleigh died on July 12, 2020.

Florine 'Flo' (Gassert) Van, 87
September 23, 2020 midnight

Florine 'Flo' (Gassert) Van, 87

Florine “Flo” (Gassert) Van, 87, of Kalispell, passed away Sept.10, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

FVCC reports slight decline in fall enrollment
September 23, 2020 midnight

FVCC reports slight decline in fall enrollment

Flathead Valley Community College’s preliminary enrollment numbers show an 8% decrease over last year.

Kalispell council bans bird feeding in parks
September 23, 2020 midnight

Kalispell council bans bird feeding in parks

The Kalispell City Council on Monday voted to enact an ordinance restricting the feeding of waterfowl in city parks.

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Legals for September, 23 2020

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Opinion: You press the button, we do the rest

So a few months ago I bought some Kodak stock, not particularly because I have any sort of stock market acumen, but because it was A) cheap and B) Really cheap.