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‘House With a Clock in Its Walls’ ticks to No. 1 in theaters

By Jake Coyle AP Film Writer NEW YORK (AP) — The gothic family fantasy "The House With a Clock in Its Walls" exceeded expectations to debut with an estimated $26.9 million in ticket sales at the weekend box office, while audiences showed considerably less interest in Michael Moore's ...

Florence the week after: Thousands brace for more flooding

By Gary D. Robertson, Martha Waggoner and Alan Suderman The Associated Press BLADENBORO, N.C. (AP) — Thousands of coastal residents remained on edge Sunday, told they may need to leave their homes because rivers are still rising more than a week after Hurricane Florence slammed into ...

Amid furor, Trump pushes pause on deciding Rosenstein’s fate

By Jonathan Lemire The Associated Press BRIDGEWATER, N.J. (AP) — As Air Force One streaked across the desert sky and Las Vegas faded in the distance, President Donald Trump began seeking opinions. The TVs on the plane, tuned as always to Fox News, carried headlines about an explosive ...

Panthers vs Bengals

By Steve Reed The Associated Press CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Ron Rivera wanted a little something more from his offense, which is why he turned to his old boss Norv Turner as the team's new coordinator this season. Rivera, who once coached under Turner in San Diego, said he ...

Kavanaugh, Ford will testify in open hearing Thursday

By Lisa Mascaro and Mary Clare Jalonick The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a hearing Thursday for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who says he sexually assaulted her as a teenager, agreeing to a ...

Belleville celebrates homecoming festival

By Brett Dunlap Special to the Times BELLEVILLE — This past weekend's 2018 Belleville Homecoming Festival was a chance for many to return to the area and visit with old friends. The three-day festival began Friday and concluded Sunday, with activities, concessions, games, attractions ...

The longest week: Carolinas worn out by Florence

By Claire Galofaro and Jeffrey Collins The Associated Press WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is still wearing out the Carolinas, where residents have endured an agonizing week of violent winds, torrential rain, widespread flooding, power outages and death. Frustration and ...

Moon to carry private message from Kim Jong Un to Trump

By Foster Klug and Eric Talmadge The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A beaming South Korean President Moon Jae-in, freshly returned home Thursday from a whirlwind three-day summit with Kim Jong Un, said the North Korean leader wants the U.S. secretary of state to visit ...

Bye bye bugs? Scientists fear non-pest insects are declining

By Seth Borenstein AP Science Writer OXFORD, Pa. (AP) — A staple of summer — swarms of bugs — seems to be a thing of the past. And that's got scientists worried. Pesky mosquitoes, disease-carrying ticks, crop-munching aphids and cockroaches are doing just fine. But the more ...

Mavs owner Mark Cuban donates $10M after workplace probe

By Schuyler Dixon The Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has agreed to contribute $10 million to help further the cause of women in sports and raise awareness about domestic violence after an investigation released Wednesday substantiated numerous incidents ...

China raises tariffs on $60B of U.S. goods in technology fight

By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China on Tuesday announced a tariff hike on $60 billion of U.S. products in response to President Donald Trump's latest duty increase in a dispute over Beijing's technology policy. The announcement followed a warning by an American ...

GOP hopes testimony showdown can save Kavanaugh’s nomination

By Alan Fram and Lisa Mascaro The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are forging ahead with plans for a Senate hearing they had hoped to avoid on a woman's claims that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were high schoolers, hoping to salvage the judge's ...

Eleventh-hour slander

WASHINGTON — After several days of showboating and judicial hazing, Democrats pulled out their biggest weapon against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh -- a letter from an anonymous woman claiming sexual misconduct in high school. There are no words —except perhaps desperate, ...

Pelosi passes the ultimate test of a leader

It is always dangerous to be right, noted Voltaire, in matters where the established authorities are all wrong. In 2002, barely a year after the attacks of 9/11, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and the Washington Post, three papers that rarely agree editorially on anything more ...

Other voices

The Columbus Dispatch Ohio's economic fortunes always have been influenced by its location. From its founding, leaders recognized the importance of building transportation routes to exploit locational advantage. No state outdid Ohio in promoting canals, railroads and highways. The ...

Grim warnings for White House, Republicans ahead of election

By Julie Pace, Catherine Lucey and Zeke Miller The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The prognosis for President Donald Trump and his party was grim. In a post-Labor Day briefing at the White House, a top Republican pollster told senior staff that the determining factor in the election ...

$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas

By Juan A. Lozano The Associated Press HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused in the killing of at least four women and of injuring a fifth who managed to escape. Juan David Ortiz, 35, was being held in Laredo on four ...

Woman accusing Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct comes forward

By Darlene Superville The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct when they were in high school has come forward, alleging in an interview that Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, clumsily tried to remove her ...

Steelers struggle

By Will Graves The Associated Press PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyreek Hill turned to face the cameras when the hottest quarterback in the NFL looked up, saw a potential traffic jam and urged his Kansas City Chiefs teammate to conduct his business elsewhere. "Don't do that here," Patrick Mahomes ...

State: Grants to help protect firefighters from hazards

By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — State officials say $426,000 in grants aimed at protecting firefighters from carcinogens and other health hazards is being shared by 40 fire departments in Ohio. The Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation says the funding is provided under the ...