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UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 8:08 p.m.

Bill Cosby in cuffs: TV star gets 3 to 10 years for sex assault

His Hollywood career and good-guy image in ruins, an 81-year-old Bill Cosby was sentenced Tuesday to three to 10 years behind bars for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, becoming …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 7:58 p.m.

Trump says Dems using ‘con game’ to sink Kavanaugh court bid

President Donald Trump accused Democrats on Tuesday of using a “con game” to try scuttling Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination and disparaged the account of the second woman accusing Kavanaugh …


UPDATED: Tue., Sept. 25, 2018, 9:15 p.m.

Trump boasts of America’s might, draws headshakes at UN

President Donald Trump poured scorn on the “ideology of globalism” and heaped praise on his own administration’s achievements Tuesday in a speech to the U.N. General Assembly that drew headshakes …


After the hurricane comes the deluge on South Carolina coast

GEORGETOWN, S.C. – Eleven days ago, Lee Gantt was at a Hurricane Florence party in her neighborhood in Georgetown, where the story goes that some houses haven’t flooded from the …


Beer’s bitter delight is tasted in the gut

Hoppy beers are famous as a driver of craft brewing. But the challenging taste of hops goes far beyond the palate. According to a new study from Scripps Research scientists, …


U.S., China hike tariffs as trade row intensifies

China and the United States imposed new tariff hikes on each other’s goods Monday and Beijing accused Washington of bullying, giving no sign of compromise in an intensifying battle over …


Six Flags St. Louis offers perks for customer coffin time

Six contestants for a promotion at Six Flags St. Louis will compete for a $300 prize, season tickets and other perks, and all they have to do is spend 30 …


Psychologist: Cosby a predator with uncontrollable urges

Bill Cosby’s sentencing hearing opened Monday with a debate over whether the 81-year-old comedian should be declared a “sexually violent predator” – a scarlet letter that would make him subject …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 11:51 a.m.

Rosenstein to meet Trump Thursday as job hangs in balance

The White House delayed until at least Thursday a decision on the fate of Rod Rosenstein, the Justice Department official overseeing the Trump-Russia investigation, following chaotic hours of breathless and …


UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 24, 2018, 1:05 p.m.

Republicans launch full-scale save-Kavanaugh campaign

Republicans thundered into an all-out campaign to save Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination Monday as a second woman accused him of a long-ago sexual assault. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell …


Tiger Woods caps off amazing comeback with a win

Woods delivered the perfect ending to his amazing return from four back surgeries on Sunday with a performance that felt like the old days. He left the competition feeling hopeless …


Arizona congressman blasts siblings who endorsed opponent

Six siblings of U.S. Rep. Paul Gosar have urged voters to cast their ballots against the Arizona Republican in November in an unusual political ad sponsored by the rival candidate.


As aid checks go out, farmers worry bailout won’t be enough

Farmers across the United States will soon begin receiving government checks as part of a billion-dollar bailout to buoy growers experiencing financial strain from President Donald Trump’s trade disputes with …


Arrival of turtles with painted shells at airport causes Customs quandary

According to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, its inspectors “have seen some interesting things” in passenger baggage at Dulles, but the four baby turtles with the painted shells “was a …


U.S. considers limit on green cards for immigrants on benefits

The Trump administration has proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance.


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 3:23 p.m.

3D gun advocate accused of sex with minor is jailed in U.S.

The owner of a Texas company that sells plans to make untraceable 3-D printed guns was back in the U.S. Sunday after being arrested in Taiwan, where police say he …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:38 p.m.

As Senate hearing set for Brett Kavanaugh, new accuser emerges

The Senate Judiciary Committee 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, as …


UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 23, 2018, 9:55 p.m.

Tribal members settle abuse cases against Mormon church

Four Native Americans who claimed they were sexually abused while enrolled in a now-defunct Mormon church foster program decades ago filed paperwork to dismiss their cases after reaching financial settlements, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 2:01 p.m.

National park in Hawaii reopens after monthslong eruption

A national park in Hawaii has reopened after being closed for more than four months because of Kilauea volcano’s latest eruption, which caused widespread damage to park infrastructure and dramatically …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 11:09 a.m.

Art’s iconic ‘Blue Boy’ gets major 250th birthday makeover

“Blue Boy” is getting a long-awaited makeover, and the public can watch as one of the world’s most recognizable paintings gets a little nip here, a nice tuck there and …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Control of Congress also at stake in state legislative races

Democrats looking to regain a foothold in state capitols largely led by Republicans had anticipated flipping control of up to a dozen legislative chambers during the last presidential election. It …


Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s fate could turn on which account Trump believes

The fate of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could turn on whether President Donald Trump believes the account of an ex-FBI official who, as Trump once asserted in a tweet, …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:53 p.m.

Kavanaugh, Ford agree to testify on Thursday, source says

Negotiators reached a tentative agreement Saturday for the Senate Judiciary Committee to hear testimony Thursday from Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:59 p.m.

N.C. river swirls with gray muck near flooded coal ash dump

Gray muck is flowing into the Cape Fear River from the site of a dam breach at a Wilmington power plant where an old coal ash dump had been covered …


UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 22, 2018, 9:25 a.m.

Maine investigating restaurant that calmed lobsters with pot

State health inspectors are investigating a Maine lobster restaurant that tried to mellow out lobsters with marijuana.


Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund pulls plug on building a museum on the National Mall

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund announced Friday that it is ending its troubled project to build a $130 million underground Vietnam education center on the Mall.


Hacker linked to Target data breach gets 14 years in prison

A Latvian computer programmer was sentenced to 14 years in prison for designing a program that helped hackers improve malware – including some used in the 2013 Target breach.


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 9:41 p.m.

Spokane sexual assault survivors join national #WhyIDidntReport

There can be many reasons why survivors of sexual assault don’t report: shame, guilt, embarrassment, denial or disgust. Not to mention fear – of losing a job, friends, colleagues, privacy, …


UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 21, 2018, 7:33 p.m.

Popular beagle Uno, a Westminster champion, dies at 13

Uno, the sweet, baying beagle who became perhaps the most popular show dog ever, has died. He was 13.


Analysis: Trump upends GOP strategy on assault claim

Republicans for days have been trying, with some success, not to blame the accuser in the high-stakes he-said-she-said roiling the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. They calibrated their comments …