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Trump’s beast in the night

If you have been following the serious destruction brought about by Hurricane Florence in North Carolina and the political turmoil caused by the allegations of teenage sexual misconduct made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, along with his firm and unbending denials, ...

A sensible immigration plan

What would a sensible immigration policy look like? It would have three goals: be humane, enforce the laws and meet America’s need for labor. This can happen only if our political fringes get out of the way. Some on the far right simply don’t like most of the immigrants, mainly because of ...

Mormons to stay outdoors after split with Boy Scouts

SALT LAKE CITY — The Mormon church’s new youth program, which will roll out in 2020 when it cuts all ties with Boy Scouts of America, will still include outdoor and adventure activities even as the initiative becomes more gospel-focused, the faith confirmed Friday. The Church of Jesus ...

Wis. workplace shooting suspect had a revoked permit for a gun

MIDDLETON, Wis. — The gunman in a Wisconsin workplace shooting was taken to a mental health hospital and barred from buying firearms 14 years ago after telling South Dakota police that his co-workers were “talking bad about him” and his neighbors were spying on him, according to court ...

A dog’s life: Uno, beagle who wowed Westminster, dies

Every dog might have its day, but not many ever had a night like this. Cheered on by a roaring, packed crowd at Madison Square Garden, the playful beagle responded like a true champ. “Ah-roo!” Uno bayed that evening, a decade ago. “Ah-roo!” Uno, who became perhaps the most popular ...

People in the news

White donates $30K for Oklahoma house TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Grammy winner Jack White is helping preserve a piece of 1980s movie history. Management for the former White Stripes singer confirmed Friday he donated $30,000 to help restore a house in Tulsa, Oklahoma, that was featured in ...

Man charged with a series of rapes in Calif.

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Sacramento authorities have arrested a 58-year-old man suspected of committing at least 10 rapes across Northern California between 1991 and 2006. The Sacramento Bee reports Roy Charles Waller was arrested Thursday by Sacramento police. Waller is a safety ...

GOP, Ford in standoff over her Senate testimony

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee chairman on Friday rejected key concessions sought by Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser if she is testify about her claim Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were teenagers, and threatened a Monday vote by his panel on Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court ...

When will it end? Florence’s floodwaters rising in Carolinas

GALIVANTS FERRY, S.C. — With muddy river water still washing over entire communities on Friday, eight days after Hurricane Florence slammed into land with nearly 3 feet of rain, new evacuation orders forced residents to flee to higher ground amid a sprawling disaster that’s beginning to ...

Unbeaten Syracuse hosts UConn

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press SYRACUSE — Unbeaten after three games for only the eighth time in eight decades, Syracuse concludes a three-game homestand today against a familiar foe that’s struggling. With a game at No. 3 Clemson on the horizon in a week, looking past Connecticut ...

Woods shares lead going into weekend at East Lake

By DOUG FERGUSON The Associated Press ATLANTA — For thousands of fans crammed into every corner of East Lake, it looked as though Tiger Woods was closer than ever to capping off this remarkable comeback season by winning the final PGA Tour event. Four straight one-putts on the back nine ...

Harvick edges Hamlin for pole at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Kevin Harvick won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway. Harvick turned a lap at 121.880 mph on Friday night to edge hometown favorite Denny Hamlin, whose best lap came at 121.847 mph. After several years as the ...

Bell wins Xfinity race at Richmond

By HANK KURZ Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Christopher Bell took the lead away from Matt Tifft with 13 laps to go and won the opening race of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoffs on Friday night. Dale Earnhardt Jr. finished fourth in what he said would be his only start of the ...

Big 3 now a foursome: NASCAR wild card Richmond is next

By HANK KURZ Jr. The Associated Press RICHMOND, Va. — Brad Keselowski has pushed NASCAR’s “Big Three” aside at the start of the playoffs and shaken up the championship picture with nine races left in the season. Keselowski’s victory last week at Las Vegas in the opening round of ...

Bowles insists ‘tough-minded’ Jets won’t let loss linger

By DENNIS WASZAK Jr. The Associated Press NEW YORK — This isn’t exactly where the Jets expected to be right now. At least, not this way. Todd Bowles’ bunch is 1-2 after an embarrassing flop in Cleveland, falling 21-17 on Thursday night to a Browns team that hadn’t won since 2016. ...

Giants’ Webb will be targeted replacing Apple at cornerback

By TOM CANAVAN The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — New York Giants cornerback B.W. Webb is going to be targeted by the Houston Texans this weekend. It’s a given. Starting cornerback Eli Apple is going to miss the game with a hamstring injury and Webb seemingly is going to ...

MLB Roundup: Yankees beat Orioles, 10-8

NEW YORK — CC Sabathia won for just the second time since the All-Star break, Didi Gregorius and Aaron Hicks hit two-run homers as the New York Yankees built a six-run lead and beat the Baltimore Orioles 10-8 Friday night to close in on their second straight AL wild card. Luke Voit added a ...

Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett killed in crash

YORK HAVEN, Pa. (AP) — Sprint Car driver Greg Hodnett has died after a crash Thursday night at BAPS Motor Speedway. The 49-year-old Hodnett, from Spring Grove, was the World of Outlaws Rookie of the Year in 1993 and went on to win 20 World of Outlaws races. He won the opening night this ...

Red Sox clinch 3rd straight AL East title

By MIKE FITZPATRICK The Associated Press NEW YORK — Sitting on Alex Cora’s desk in the visiting manager’s office at Yankee Stadium were two bottles of chilled champagne and a handwritten note congratulating him. After waiting a few days, the Boston Red Sox finally got to break out ...

Lobaton’s sacrifice fly lifts Mets past Nationals in 12

WASHINGTON (AP) — As Mickey Callaway’s first season as manager of the New York Mets winds to an end, he’s receiving more chances to see the club’s young pitchers in key spots out of the bullpen. He had to be pleased with how they fared late in a 5-4 victory over the Washington ...