By ADAM BEAM and CAROLYN THOMPSON
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public ...
By DAVID McFADDEN and DAVID CRARY
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo of Galveston-Houston, ...
Northern California fire toll at 42
By GILLIAN FLACCUS and DON THOMPSON
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in ...
By STEVE PEOPLES
NEW YORK (AP) — No, it wasn't a blue wave. But a week after the voting, Democrats are riding higher than they thought on election night.
As vote counting presses on in several states, the Democrats have steadily chalked up victories across the country, ...
By MATTHEW LEE
AP Diplomatic Writer
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. analysts said Monday they have located 13 secret North Korean missile development sites, underscoring the challenge that the Trump administration faces in trying to reach its promised broad arms control agreement with ...
By FARES AKRAM and JOSEF FEDERMAN
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire ...
ACT scores tell the truth
about Minnesota schools
The rejection — some might say abject failure — of the national No Child Left Behind Act in 2015 reaffirmed the authority of individual states to set their own goals and standards for student achievement.
Fair enough. Education isn’t ...
WASHINGTON — President Trump’s long-expected firing of Attorney General Jeff Sessions may be a prelude to an outrageous, blatant political crime that could make the Watergate scandal of the 1970s pale in comparison.
Trump’s accompanying appointment as acting attorney general of Matthew ...
Fresh fighting erupts amid steps
to tone down Gaza violence
JERUSALEM (AP) — A fresh wave of fighting erupted between Israeli forces and Palestinian militants in the Gaza Strip on Sunday, leaving at least six Palestinians dead just as Israel and Hamas had appeared to be making progress ...
Officer fatally shoots man in Mississippi
CLARKSDALE, Miss. (AP) — Authorities in Mississippi are investigating the circumstances that led to a police officer fatally shooting a man.
Capt. Johnny Poulos said in an emailed statement that the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation has been ...
Professor sentenced for falsifying
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A University of Minnesota professor convicted of falsifying the value of his retirement accounts in an attempt to cheat his ex-wife out of her share has been sentenced to four years of probation and four months in the ...
Bruno Mars to provide Thanksgiving meals for 24K
NEW YORK (AP) — Bruno Mars will mark the end of his massive "24K Magic World Tour" by providing meals to 24,000 Hawaii residents in need for the Thanksgiving holiday.
The Hawaiian-born singer announced Sunday he has donated money for the ...
By GILLIAN FLACCUS, PAUL ELIAS and
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — As relatives desperately searched shelters for missing loved ones, crews stepped up the search for bodies in the smoking ruins of Paradise on Sunday, loading the remains of at least one victim into ...
By JOE McDONALD
AP Business Writer
BEIJING (AP) — Lu Yushan, a retired salesman, has advice for investors in China's slumping stock market: Sell.
Lu's shares soared over the past decade. But the 65-year-old cashed out this year, driven away by plunging prices, insider trading scandals, a ...
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A jury has ordered Aetna to pay more than $25 million to the family of an Oklahoma City woman who died a year after the insurance company refused to cover a type of radiation therapy.
Jurors found that Aetna doctors didn't spend enough time reviewing Orrana Cunningham's ...
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Celebrities whose coastal homes have been damaged or destroyed in a Southern California wildfire or were forced to flee from the flames expressed sympathy and solidarity with less-famous people hurt worse by the state's deadly blazes, and gave their gratitude to ...
By JILL COLVIN
PARIS (AP) — Stung by criticism for not attending an event honoring U.S. military dead, the White House says President Donald Trump didn't want to disrupt Paris roadways for a last-minute motorcade to a cemetery in northern France.
Trump had been scheduled ...
To lift Wild over Blues 3-2
By STEVE OVERBEY
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Mikael Granlund opened the season with a trio of forgettable games.
"I hardly ever touched the puck," the Minnesota Wild forward recalled.
Those days are long gone.
Granlund scored his team-high 10th goal ...
By GENARO C. ARMAS
AP Sports Writer
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — For a change, it was the Packers in a runaway.
Aaron Jones ran for career highs of 145 yards and two scores, Aaron Rodgers and Davante Adams connected for two touchdown passes and the Green Bay beat the Miami Dolphins 31-12 on ...
NEW YORK (AP) — Terrence Ross scored 22 points, Nikola Vucevic had 21 points and 14 rebounds, and the Orlando Magic cruised past the New York Knicks 115-89 on Sunday night.
Harlem native Mo Bamba played his first NBA game at Madison Square Garden and had 15 points and eight rebounds. Evan ...