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Report: Commerce head has stake in firm tied to Putin orbit

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Newly leaked documents show that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, the Trump administration's point man on trade and manufacturing policy, has a stake in a company that does business with a gas producer partly owned by the son-in-law of Russian President ...

Saudi arrests of princes consolidates another’s power grab

By Abdullah Alshihri and Aya Batrawy The Associated Press RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's heir to the throne is overseeing an unprecedented wave of arrests of dozens of the country's most powerful princes, military officers, influential businessmen and government ministers — some ...

Terror in texas

By Jim Vertuno The Associated Press SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas — Two officials have identified the suspect in a mass shooting at a Texas church as Devin Kelley. The officials — one a U.S. official and the other in law enforcement — spoke to The Associated Press on the condition of ...

Heated statewide issues, local battles Tuesday in Ohio

By Julie Carr Smyth and Dan Sewell The Associated Press COLUMBUS — High-profile statewide measures on crime victims' rights and prescription drug prices will be decided Tuesday in Ohio, along with local elections including mayoral races in three of the state's four largest cities. The ...

Jaguars allow season-low 148 yards in 23-7 win over Bengals

By Mark Long The Associated Press JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — As offensively inept as the Cincinnati Bengals were to start the season, they were even worse Sunday at Jacksonville. The Bengals finished with a season-low 148 yards in a 23-7 loss that showed — again — just how dominant the ...

Best sellers

By The Associated Press iTunes Movies U.S. charts for week ending October 29: iTunes Movies US Charts: 1. Atomic Blonde 2. Cars 3 3. War for the Planet of the Apes 4. Wonder Woman (2017) 5. Spider-Man: Homecoming 6. Baby Driver 7. The Emoji Movie 8. Girls Trip 9. Hocus ...

Husband drops bombshell after 60 years

From Creator’s Syndicate Dear Annie: If anyone could ever die of a broken heart, it would be me at 77. I have been a faithful, loyal wife for 60 years. My husband, whom I've always thought was wonderful, and I have always been godly people. We've gone to church and helped our neighbors ...

Daytime Dial

By Lynda Hirsch ''THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL'': Feeling pressure from Sheila, Mateo steps up his seduction game in order to accomplish his assigned task. Wyatt and Katie do not see eye to eye regarding what the presumed outcome will be from Bill and Liam's confrontation. With Steffy on the ...

Bake-off judge tweets winner’s name early

By The Associated Press LONDON — A judge on the Great British Bake Off, a widely watched television cooking competition in the U.K., has been forced to apologize after revealing the winner hours before the final episode was scheduled to air. Prue Leith posted the name of the winner on her ...

New Mexico: Balloon rides and more

By Amir Bibawy The Associated Press ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico — Away from bustling Santa Fe and quirky Albuquerque, New Mexico offers stunning natural wonders, wide expanses of desert and mountains, and clear skies that guarantee endless days of sightseeing and outdoor fun. On a recent ...

Roundup

MTV reviving 'Jersey Shore' franchise NEW YORK — MTV is reviving its "Jersey Shore" franchise, this time down South. The network said Monday it will debut "MTV Floribama Shore" later this month, following a cast of eight young adults who spent a summer together in Florida's Panama City ...

Truck attack suspect accused of terrorism

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because ...

Facebook ads display Russia’s cyber intrusion

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A trove of Facebook ads made public Wednesday by Congress depicts Russia's extraordinary cyber intrusion into American life in 2016 aimed at upending the nation's democratic debate and fomenting discord over such disparate issues as immigration, gun ...

‘Fixer Upper’ pair buys historic Waco church

By J.B. Smith Waco Tribune-Herald WACO, Texas — One of Waco's oldest and most threatened historic churches now belongs to Waco's most famous couple. The Waco Tribune-Herald reports Chip and Joanna Gaines' Magnolia Vacation Rentals LLC earlier this year bought the abandoned Second ...

Teen of the week: Frontier senior volunteers, and then some

Frontier High School senior Samantha Farnsworth grew up in New Matamoras but her ambitions extend well beyond the Mid-Ohio Valley. Farnsworth, involved in numerous volunteer activities and dedicated to helping others, means to study at West Virginia University and do some traveling. Her ...

‘Lone wolf’ terrorist mows down cyclists, pedestrians in NYC

By The Associated Press NEW YORK — A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along a busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring 11 in what the mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of ...

IEI site turned over to owner

PARKERSBURG — A 48-hour cooldown period for the IEI Plastics warehouse on Camden Avenue ended today at noon, and officials say the site is now the responsibility of the owner. Lubeck Volunteer Fire Department Chief Mark Stewart, who has served as incident commander since Oct. 21 when the ...

Trump campaign aide provides key evidence to Mueller’s team

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — A former Donald Trump campaign aide described by the White House as a low-level volunteer was thrust Monday into the center of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, providing key evidence in the first criminal case connecting Trump's team to ...

College football haves, have-nots and dropouts

The University of Alabama's football coach ruffled surprisingly few feathers up north when he dismissively contrasted the game played by the University of Rhode Island with his school's. "When they play games -- you know, I think up there when Rhode Island plays whoever they play -- they have ...

On stand, Bergdahl apologizes to those hurt looking for him

By Jonathan Drew The Associated Press FORT BRAGG, N.C. —In an unexpected and emotional statement, Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl apologized in court Monday to all the military personnel who were wounded searching for him and described the daily nightmares and flashbacks to his five years in ...