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Sunny today, with a high near 64. South wind 5 to 15 mph. Mostly clear at night, with a low around 47. South southeast wind 5 to 10 mph. Sunday...Sunny, with a high near 73. South southeast wind 5 to 15 mph, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Partly cloudy at night, with a low around 56. South ...

Dear Annie: Expensive car costs woman a man

Dear Annie: My husband and I enjoy getting together with a group of friends every couple of months. But recently, one of them has hijacked every evening with her saga over looking for a new husband. We feel bad that her husband left her for, quite frankly, an extremely expensive car. Another ...

Horoscopes By Holiday

The autumnal equinox has been celebrated through the ages as a time to give thanks for all we have and entreat the powers that be to favor us with abundance in the months to come. The sun moves into Libra, the sign of art, partnership, beauty and justice. May all the karma of your benevolent ...

The air has seeped out of the Russian-collusion balloon

“I did not, and of course I looked for it, looked for it hard.” That was Bob Woodward, promoting his book on the Trump White House, “Fear,” replying to talk radio host and columnist Hugh Hewitt’s question “Did you, Bob Woodward, hear anything in your research, in your interviews, ...

Is there a Kavanaugh doppelganger?

WASHINGTON — In one of Brett Kavanaugh’s responses to allegations that he sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl when he was in high school, a charge he has denied “categorically and unequivocally,” he suggested that, perhaps, this was a case of mistaken identity. Sen. Orrin Hatch, ...

Under right terms, Kavanaugh accuser may testify after all

WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford may testify against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after all, her attorney said Thursday, breathing new life into the prospect of a dramatic Senate showdown next week over Ford's accusation that he assaulted her when both were in high ...

International

44 dead as Tanzanian ferry capsizes on Lake Victoria KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — At least 44 people died when after a passenger ferry capsized on Lake Victoria, a Tanzanian official said late Thursday, and the death toll was expected to rise when rescue efforts resumed at ...

National

American joins Delta, United in raising checked-bag fees FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — It's official: It will cost you more to check a bag on any of the three biggest U.S. airlines. American Airlines said Thursday that it is raising fees for checking bags by $5 apiece each way, matching ...

Minnesota

3-year-old running into street struck, killed in Minnetonka MINNETONKA, Minn. (AP) — Minnetonka police say a 3-year-old boy was struck and killed by a car when he darted into traffic. Police say the 80-year-old driver was heading eastbound on Smetana Road on Thursday morning when he ...

People in the News

Suge Knight pleads to manslaughter LOS ANGELES (AP) — Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight pleaded no contest Thursday to voluntary manslaughter and after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago. The Death Row Records co-founder entered the plea in Los Angeles Superior ...

4 dead, including suspect, after Maryland warehouse shooting

By DAVID McFADDEN and MICHAEL KUNZELMAN Associated Press ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A woman working a temporary job at a drugstore warehouse in Maryland got into an argument at work Thursday morning and began shooting colleagues, killing three before fatally turning the gun on herself, ...

Sheriff faults investigation into ’89 Minnesota abduction

ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — Investigators missed opportunities early on to catch the man who kidnapped and killed 11-year-old Jacob Wetterling in 1989, a Minnesota sheriff said Thursday before releasing thousands of investigative documents in the case that focused national attention on missing ...

Prosecutors in Minneapolis to review Liu sexual assault case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Minneapolis police have finished their initial investigation into a sexual assault allegation against Chinese billionaire Richard Liu and have turned the case over to prosecutors for possible charges, prosecutors announced Thursday. Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman ...

Panel wants more use of natural water-protection measures

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — An organization that represents states in the Great Lakes region says governments should push harder to protect water quality through use of "green infrastructure." A report issued this month by the Great Lakes Commission recommends a number of steps to encourage ...

Stocks at records; Dow beats all-time high from January

By ALEX VEIGA AP Business Writer Wall Street delivered another set of milestones Thursday as a wave of buying sent U.S. stocks solidly higher, driving the Dow Jones Industrial Average above the all-time high it closed at in January. The S&P 500, the benchmark for many index funds, also ...

The three big lessons we didn’t learn from the late economic crisis

Ten years ago, after making piles of money gambling with other people’s money, Wall Street nearly imploded, and the outgoing George W. Bush and incoming Obama administrations bailed out the bankers. America should have learned three big lessons from the crisis. We didn’t, to our ...

International

Woman in critical condition after Barrier Reef shark attack BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A woman was in a critical condition Thursday after she was mauled by a shark on Australia's Great Barrier Reef, officials said. The 46-year-old tourist from Tasmania state was swimming Wednesday from ...

National

Georgia state House primary voided over error; redo ordered ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia judge has ordered a redo in a state House primary election where dozens cast their ballots in the wrong race. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Chris Erwin had appeared to have won the House ...

Minnesota

Wetterling family offers apology before files release ST. CLOUD, Minn. (AP) — The parents of Jacob Wetterling apologized to anyone affected when investigative files on the 1989 abduction and killing of their son are released.  The Wetterling family issued a statement Wednesday saying, ...

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