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New Hurricane Maria growing threat to Irma-slammed Caribbean

By The Associated Press SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic — The islands of the eastern Caribbean prepared Sunday to face another potential disaster, with forecasters saying newly formed and likely to strengthen Hurricane Maria was headed for a hit on the Leeward Islands by Monday ...

Steelers victory

By Will Graves AP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH — Ben Roethlisberger took a knee in prayer then sprinted to midfield holding the flag honoring the man who helped guide the Pittsburgh Steelers from irrelevance into a dynasty. Five months after longtime president and chairman Dan Rooney's death, ...

St. Louis area enters third day of protests

By Jim Salter and Summer Ballentine The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — Several hundred protesters were marching in downtown St. Louis near the city's police headquarters Sunday evening, and later through the St. Louis University campus, beginning a third day of demonstrations over the ...

Shots fired after Ohio man chases daughter as a clown

By The Associated Press YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio — An Ohio man has been charged after chasing his 6-year-old daughter around a neighborhood while wearing a clown mask and another man is charged for firing a gun. Police say the girl first jumped into a stranger's car and then ran into a stranger's ...

Politics, Sean Spicer take center stage at Emmys

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Weeks after leaving his job, former White House press secretary Sean Spicer was onstage at the Emmy Awards on Sunday joking about one of his first — and more incredulous — claims from the press room. Host Stephen Colbert, playing the straight man in ...

New York wine country: Finger Lakes

By Sally Carpenter Hale The Associated Press WATKINS GLEN, N.Y. — Two million years ago, glaciers clawed 11 long, deep gashes into what is now central New York. The resulting Finger Lakes are among the deepest in the United States, creating a microclimate perfect for growing cool-weather ...

Dealing with a hostile parent isn’t easy

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: My father was always a good financial provider to our family when I was growing up. Beyond that, he showed us little affection. He is now 69 years old and has had some health issues over the past few years. My parents recently moved to be closer to me, ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch ''THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS'': Victoria confronts Phyllis about teaming up with Jack to take down Brash & Sassy. They argue and Phyllis admits to pushing Benjamin Hochman in her direction. Victoria's symptoms begin to flare up and she struggles to process Phyllis' words. ...

Senior citizens travel through virtual reality

By The Associated Press NORTON, Mass. — Within an hour one recent Thursday, a group of senior citizens nearly completed a world tour. They walked with elephants in Africa, looked for gorillas in the shaded forest, survived a stampede of cows in the Midwest, kissed deer and horses. They ...

Dangers linger as Florida recovery gains momentum

By The Associated Press MIAMI— Nearly a week after Hurricane Irma walloped Florida, the recovery mission picked up momentum as more people had electricity and schools made plans to reopen. Still, the dangers lingered, mostly in the form of noxious gas from generators serving those who ...

Irma’s ‘forgotten’ evacuees struggle to find housing

By Kelli Kennedy The Associated Press MIAMI — It's been one week since Margherita Lopez has taken a shower. She's been shuffled to three different shelters since evacuating her home in Key West last week as Hurricane Irma approached. She's slept on a gymnasium floor without a cot, has ...

Protests follow ex-St. Louis officer’s acquittal in killing

By The Associated Press ST. LOUIS — A white former police officer was acquitted Friday in the 2011 death of a black man who was fatally shot following a high-speed chase, and hundreds of demonstrators streamed into the streets of downtown St. Louis to protest the verdict that had stirred ...

Fracturing the GOP: Trump continues a tradition

WASHINGTON — President Trump's sudden pivot to cooperation with congressional leaders to advance hurricane relief and raise the federal debt limit signals a potential disintegration of the Republican Party, as two conservative factions intensify their opposition to its diminishing moderate ...

Manhunt on after homemade bomb wounds 22 in London

By The Associated Press LONDON — Hundreds of British police embarked on a massive manhunt Friday, racing to find out who placed a homemade bomb on a packed London subway train during the morning rush hour. The explosion — labeled a terrorist attack by police — wounded 22 people and ...

Saturn spacecraft makes fiery, final dive

By Marcia Dunn AP Aerospace Writer CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. —NASA's Cassini spacecraft disintegrated in the skies above Saturn on Friday in a final, fateful blaze of cosmic glory, following a remarkable journey of 20 years. Confirmation of Cassini's expected demise came about 7:55 a.m. EDT. ...

Seniors fight post-Irma heat with Popsicles, compresses

By The Associated Press HOLLYWOOD, Fla. — Florida seniors were ushered out of stifling assisted-living centers Thursday while caregivers fought a lack of air conditioning with Popsicles and cool compresses after eight people died at a nursing home in the post-hurricane heat. Dozens of ...

Equifax’s troubles deepen amid new disclosures

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Credit agency Equifax traced the theft of sensitive information about 143 million Americans to a software flaw that could have been fixed well before the burglary occurred, further undermining its credibility as the guardian of personal data that can ...

All rise, or not, for the United States of Football

Once again, we've got a lot going on in my hometown of Cleveland that's attracting national attention. Even as I write on this Wednesday afternoon, the background noise of my television is making me dare to believe that our baseball team is about to make American League history by winning its ...

North Korea fires missile over Japan in longest-ever flight

By The Associated Press SEOUL, South Korea — North Korea fired an intermediate-range missile over Japan into the northern Pacific Ocean on Friday, U.S. and South Korean militaries said, its longest-ever such flight and a clear message of defiance to its rivals. Since President Donald ...

Trump dispenses hoagies, handshakes in hurricane zone

By The Associated Press NAPLES, Fla. — President Donald Trump doled out hoagies and handshakes in the sweltering Florida heat on Thursday as he took a firsthand tour of Irma's devastation and liberally dispensed congratulatory words about the federal and state recovery effort. Trump, who ...