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September 20, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Second City? White Sox, Cubs close in on division titles

CHICAGO (AP) — Powered by the steady presence of José Abreu, the White Sox revival is roaring on the South Side.

September 20, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Des Moines says no to governor's demand for classroom return

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Students in Iowa’s largest school system are facing the possibility that this most unusual school year could stretch into next summer, and the district could be hit with crippling bills because of a dispute with the governor over the safety of returning to classrooms during the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Thousands march in Berlin in support of refugees in Greece

BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people marched in Berlin on Sunday demanding that the government do more to help migrants stuck in Greece, many of whom have been made homeless since fires ravaged the country's largest refugee camp.

September 20, 2020 8:03 a.m.

A rapper, an elevator and an elephant: stories Ginsburg told

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent years

COVID case shuts down Whitefish City Hall
September 20, 2020 7:45 a.m.

COVID case shuts down Whitefish City Hall

The city of Whitefish will close Whitefish City Hall Monday after city officials were notified late Friday that an employee working at City Hall had tested positive for COVID-19.

September 20, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Leonard, once a starter, now helping Heat from the sideline

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Meyers Leonard was bent forward at the waist, standing a few feet away from Miami coach Erik Spoelstra on the Heat sideline, screaming with every bit of the volume that his deep and booming voice can generate.

September 20, 2020 7:27 a.m.

US judge approves injunction to delay WeChat restrictions

NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge has approved a request from a group of WeChat users to delay looming U.S. government restrictions that could effectively make the popular app nearly impossible to use.

September 20, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Pogacar rides to victory at COVID-defying Tour de France

PARIS (AP) — Riding high on a performance for the ages, 21-year-old Tour de France rookie Tadej Pogacar was cruising into Paris with the race leader's iconic yellow jersey Sunday, on his way to becoming the youngest post-war winner of the showpiece event that braved, and overcame, France’s worsening coronavirus epidemic.

September 20, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Tropical Storm Beta churns slowly toward Texas, Louisiana

Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl toward the shores of Texas and Louisiana, stirring worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast.

September 20, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Iran dismisses US efforts for UN sanctions as currency drops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Biden headed to Manitowoc for second Wisconsin visit

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Former Vice President Joe Biden plans to campaign Monday in northeast Wisconsin for his second visit to the battleground state in two weeks.

September 20, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Public sector strikes to hit Germany next week over wages

BERLIN (AP) — Public sector workers in Germany will start staging short-term warning strikes after the latest round of wage negotiations failed to produce an agreement, their union said Sunday.

September 20, 2020 7:03 a.m.

AP Sportlight

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September 20, 2020 7:03 a.m.

This Date in Baseball

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September 20, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Amazon land grabbers assail ecotourism paradise in Brazil

ALTER DO CHAO, Brazil (AP) — Brazil’s Alter do Chao, a sleepy village that blends rainforest and beaches, bet on tourism and scored big. Visitors flocked here to eat Amazonian river fish while gazing out over the water, and to take day trips offering the chance to meet Indigenous people and see pink dolphins.

Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames
September 20, 2020 7 a.m.

Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames

Strong winds stoked a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier.

September 20, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Efforts afoot to save South's disappearing grasslands

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the early 2000s, a harvest of pine trees on Tennessee's Cumberland Plateau led to a remarkable discovery. Once sunlight hit the ground, the seeds and rootstock of native grasses and wildflowers that had lain dormant for decades began to spring to life.

September 20, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Baltic Sea ferry runs aground in Finnish waters, no injuries

HELSINKI (AP) — A Baltic Sea passenger ferry with nearly 300 people aboard has run aground in the Aland Islands archipelago between Finland and Sweden without injuries Sunday, and rescue officials were preparing to evacuate the vessel, Finnish authorities said.

September 20, 2020 6:27 a.m.

The Latest: German protesters decry virus restrictions

DUESSELDORF, Germany — Hundreds of people demonstrated in downtown Duesseldorf Sunday against government coronavirus restrictions and in support of a host of other causes.

September 20, 2020 6:27 a.m.

4 Son goals, 4 Kane assists as Spurs beats Southampton 5-2

SOUTHAMPTON, England (AP) — Son Heung-min was set up four times by Harry Kane for his highest-scoring Premier League game as Tottenham beat Southampton 5-2 on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Former college basketball star fatally shot in Hartford

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A former star basketball star at Albertus Magnus College has been shot and killed in Hartford, authorities said.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Thai protesters install plaque symbolizing democracy

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital on Sunday installed a plaque symbolizing the country's transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago, as they vowed to press on with calls for new elections and reform of the monarchy.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Napoli beats Parma 2-0 as fans return to Serie A stadiums

MILAN (AP) — Napoli won 2-0 at Parma in a match that marked the return of fans to Serie A stadiums on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Georgia's Fulton County works to avoid another vote debacle

ATLANTA (AP) — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

GOP hopeful Supreme Court battle will help shift election

WASHINGTON (AP) — Four years ago, the allure of conservative Supreme Court appointments helped persuade skeptical Republicans to support Donald Trump for president. Two years ago, a contentious clash over Trump's choice of Brett Kavanaugh for the court was credited with bolstering GOP gains in the Senate in an otherwise bad midterm election.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

AG Healey: Intimidating voters illegal at polling places

BOSTON (AP) — Interfering or intimidating voters at polling locations is illegal, Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said.

September 20, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Whitmer: Loss of powers may put state back in 'danger zone'

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer said her use of emergency powers to manage the pandemic is not unique and she worries that efforts to take away her unilateral authority, if successful, could lead coronavirus cases to spike to dangerous levels in Michigan.

September 20, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Analysis: US to hit 200K dead; Trump sees no need for regret

WASHINGTON (AP) — As the

September 20, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Court to decide if electronic signatures OK for initiatives

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman is asking a court to declare that electronic signatures are not acceptable of initiative petitions.

September 20, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Leicester signs winger Cengiz Under on loan from Roma

LONDON (AP) — Leicester is signing winger Cengiz Under on a season-long loan from Roma.

September 20, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Indian lawmakers pass farm bills amid uproar in Parliament

NEW DELHI (AP) — Amid an uproar in Parliament, Indian lawmakers on Sunday approved a pair of controversial agriculture bills that the government says will boost growth in the farming sector through private investments.

September 20, 2020 3:30 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

September 20, 2020 3:30 a.m.

Witnesses: Afghan government airstrikes kill 24 civilians

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Government airstrikes in the north of Afghanistan killed 24 civilians, including children, and wounded six others, witnesses told The Associated Press on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Iran dismisses US efforts at UN sanctions as currency drops

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran dismissed U.S. efforts to restore all U.N. sanctions on the country as mounting economic pressure from Washington pushed the local currency down to its lowest level ever on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 3:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 5:45 a.m.

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Proceed with caution
September 20, 2020 1:40 a.m.

Proceed with caution

Residents say Hwy. 53, Atlas intersection accident prone

RATHDRUM — Michelle and Scott McDonald were watching TV at home on Sept. 10 when they heard the screech of tires and a loud bang.

In pretty Post Falls, growth is inevitable
September 20, 2020 1:30 a.m.

In pretty Post Falls, growth is inevitable

Residents divided on pluses and minuses of skyrocketing population

Post Falls residents and official brace for continuing population increases

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The league games that weren't — at least for the fall
September 20, 2020 1:30 a.m.

THE FRONT ROW with MARK NELKE: The league games that weren't — at least for the fall

The Inland Empire League standings in volleyball and soccer got a little confusing. But there's a good reason.

Post Falls gets picky: Five second-half interceptions — three by Clark — propel Trojans past Lake City
September 20, 2020 1:25 a.m.

Post Falls gets picky: Five second-half interceptions — three by Clark — propel Trojans past Lake City

Zach Clark had three second-half interceptions, including a pick six, as Post Falls stormed past Lake City.

Teton House to open in Post Falls
September 20, 2020 1:20 a.m.

Teton House to open in Post Falls

Business Bits for Sept. 20

September 20, 2020 1:15 a.m.

PREP ROUNDUP: Fast-starting St. Maries rolls in belated season opener

After delay, St. Maries programs get on field for first time Saturday

Down the Drain - Household Wastewater Treatment Systems
September 20, 2020 1:10 a.m.

Down the Drain - Household Wastewater Treatment Systems

As we move into fall, it’s a good time to button up your place;

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: A boneheaded play call to rival even Carroll's Super blunder
September 20, 2020 1:10 a.m.

MOMENTS, MEMORIES and MADNESS with STEVE CAMERON: A boneheaded play call to rival even Carroll's Super blunder

Speaking of boneheaded play calls, Steve Cameron recalls one from his days covering high school football.

September 20, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Hong Kong’s first CBD cafe opens its doors to customers

HONG KONG (AP) — Cannabis may be illegal in Hong Kong, but a new cafe is offering a range of food and drinks that contain parts of the cannabis plant without breaking any local laws.

Today's Ghastly Groaner
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Today's Ghastly Groaner

I just heard the company's going to fire the employee with the worst posture.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

GOP group should look up 'nonpartisan'

KCRCC intent on further division

Constitution Week Spotlight
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Constitution Week Spotlight

The U.S. Constitution was designed to be a living document.

Anthony joins Galena Capital investment banking team
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Anthony joins Galena Capital investment banking team

Movers and Shakers for Sunday Biz

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Letters to the editor

Readers always write

Helen Louise Staley, 95
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Helen Louise Staley, 95

April 24, 1925 — Sept. 5, 2020

Helen passed away peacefully at her home (North Star) in Coeur d’Alene,

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Is it too much to ask coach to rein in the anger?

Is it too much to ask coach to rein in the anger?

Fall is the time to plant new trees
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Fall is the time to plant new trees

MOSES LAKE — There are two good times each year to plant trees. And now is one of them.

Master Gardeners: Now is the time to renovate or plant a new lawn
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Master Gardeners: Now is the time to renovate or plant a new lawn

September is an ideal time to reseed thinning patches in your lawn or to establish a new lawn.

Milestone Announcements
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Milestone Announcements

See who's celebrating!

HISTORY CORNER: The pioneer nurses
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

HISTORY CORNER: The pioneer nurses

In war and peace, nurses battle to save lives and ease suffering

“We rose at 5.30 a.m. and left the wards at 9 p.m. to go to our beds, which were in little rooms between the wards,” wrote Linda Richards, America’s first trained nurse. “Each nurse took care of her ward of six patients both day and night.”

Hitting the road to success
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Hitting the road to success

CDL is a ticket to a bright future for many

The U.S. is in a state of transition. Jobs are changing. Some jobs are adapting to the realities of the pandemic. Some are becoming obsolete.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

NONPARTISAN: A moot point

I’m both sorry and concerned that Paul Sturm and Joe Dunlap, both candidates for the nonpartisan NIC Trustee Board, are upset by the Kootenai County Republican Committee’s questionnaire.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

KCRCC: You’re being vetted

As a longtime Republican and military veteran, I have the same rights to ask the KCRCC and Brent Regan questions similar to the questionnaire they sent to potential NIC board members.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Our dog-gone rights

I noticed in the story of the masked dog Riley that the dog has a somewhat blank stare as he gazes into the camera.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

POSTAL: Support this service

The Postal Service is again under attack.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Avoid that comparison

Mr. Sanders compared President Trump to Hitler/Nazis. Hitler established concentration camps: Auschwitz, Bergen-Belsen, Buchenwald, Dachau to name a few.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

SPECTRUM: Doesn’t value customers

As NFL football started last week, I decided to check on NFL Red Zone, only to find out I had lost that channel.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

FUNDS: Should be used for tax relief

I am appalled at the recent action of the Kootenai County Commissioners.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Indoor home improvement for when you’re smoked out
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

NEIGHBORHOOD OF THE WEEK: Indoor home improvement for when you’re smoked out

It was too smokey this week to even see the for sale signs around town.

Salvation Army putting out red kettles early this year
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Salvation Army putting out red kettles early this year

'Save Christmas' campaign needs volunteers

COVID-19 has driven up need for donations, Kroc Center says.

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Meeting planned on Selle-Samuels comp plan

Meeting planned on Selle-Samuels comp plan

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Community invited to Peace Day event

Community invited to Peace Day event

Miller 'retires' from PSNI again
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Miller 'retires' from PSNI again

Lois Miller wasn’t finished unpacking her belongings from the move to Sandpoint from Northern California when she knocked on Panhandle Special Needs, Inc.’s door looking to get involved. And, involved she got.

Garden wrap-up, shrub warning/reminder & a little levity
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Garden wrap-up, shrub warning/reminder & a little levity

Area vegetable gardens are at the apex of bountiful harvest now — the reward for good stewardship on the part of the gardener.

Blanket Flower offers bold, showy displays
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Blanket Flower offers bold, showy displays

Blanket Flower offers bold, showy displays

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 27, 2020

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 27, 2020

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 28, 2020

Bonner County News of Record - Aug. 28, 2020

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County Calendar - Sept. 20, 2020

Bonner County Calendar - Sept. 20, 2020

COVID Info Box 092020
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID Info Box 092020

COVID Info Box 092020

Gladys Josephine Chapman, 94
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Gladys Josephine Chapman, 94

Gladys Josephine Chapman, 94

“Next Steps Month” is a perfect opportunity to imagine your higher education future
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

“Next Steps Month” is a perfect opportunity to imagine your higher education future

“Next Steps Month” is a perfect opportunity to imagine your higher education future

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Sage Dixon serves district honorably, honestly

Sage Dixon serves district honorably, honestly

Editorial Cartoon 092020
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Editorial Cartoon 092020

Editorial Cartoon 092020

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September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

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Bonner County History - Sept. 20, 2020
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bonner County History - Sept. 20, 2020

Bonner County History - Sept. 20, 2020

Jaunty fences add a touch of fun
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Jaunty fences add a touch of fun

Jaunty fences add a touch of fun

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow

Bernard, Callahan fires continue to slowly grow

COVID-19 Graphic for Sunday, Sept. 20
September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 Graphic for Sunday, Sept. 20

Local, state and national COVID numbers

September 20, 2020 1 a.m.

MACKAY: The essentials of teamwork

Even after playing together for more than 50 years, the Rolling Stones still understand the value of practicing together.

Clark Fork holds off Priest River in four sets
September 20, 2020 12:46 a.m.

Clark Fork holds off Priest River in four sets

Lady Cats notch second win over 3A IML opponent

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US bans WeChat, TikTok from app stores, threatens shutdowns

The U.S. Commerce Department said Friday it will ban Chinese-owned TikTok and WeChat from U.S. app stores on Sunday and will bar the apps from accessing essential internet services in the U.S. — a move that could effectively wreck the operation of both Chinese services for U.S. users.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Media celebrates Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's life, legacy

NEW YORK (AP) — Across television and streaming services, the life and legacy of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was already front and center Saturday, a day after her death at 87. A look at coverage and plans in her honor:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watchdog: Seattle officer's pepper-spraying kid unintended

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle's police watchdog on Friday released the results of several investigations stemming from complaints over officer conduct during anti-racism protests, finding in the most high-profile case that an officer did not mean to pepper-spray an 8-year-old boy.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Knox, Wells help Marshall beat No. 23 Appalachian State 17-7

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall coach Doc Holliday and his young quarterback saw the two injured Appalachian State players on the ground after a collision. So they knew what to do next.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jets add LB Ogletree, RB Adams, WR Malone to active roster

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — The New York Jets signed inside linebacker Alec Ogletree from the practice squad to the active roster a day before they host the San Francisco 49ers in the home opener.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

First volume of Barack Obama's memoir coming Nov. 17

NEW YORK (AP) — The first volume of former President Barack Obama's memoir is coming out Nov. 17, two weeks after Election Day. It's called “A Promised Land” and will cover his swift and historic rise to the White House and his first term in office.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Connecticut officials join nation in mourning Ginsburg

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut officials are joining the nation in mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, while some are calling on Senate Republicans to wait to vote on her successor until after January's presidential inauguration.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College basketball bubbles brewing with season on horizon

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — With the coronavirus pandemic already forcing changes for college basketball, a bubble may be brewing in Indianapolis.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Burnes, Braun help Brewers to 5-0 win over the Royals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Corbin Burnes threw six solid innings of four-hit ball, Ryan Braun hit a two-run homer in Milwaukee's four-run eighth inning and the Brewers beat the Kansas City Royals 5-0 Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BEST-SELLERS

HARDCOVER FICTION

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Melrose Place' actress headed back to prison for 2010 crash

A former “Melrose Place” actress who has already served a prison sentence for a fatal 2010 drunken driving crash in New Jersey is headed back behind bars after a judge agreed with prosecutors Thursday that her initial sentence was too lenient.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Person, NC State hold on to beat Wake Forest 45-42 in opener

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Ricky Person Jr. scored the short go-ahead touchdown with 5:51 left to help North Carolina State edge Wake Forest 45-42 on Saturday night in the Wolfpack’s delayed season debut.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

2-year-old accidentally run over, killed in Prineville

Prineville, Ore. (AP) — A toddler was killed Thursday when run over by a vehicle at a property in Prineville, according to the Crook County Sheriff’s Office.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami

Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

N.C. State parents OK'd to attend Saturday football game

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State University said Friday it has received permission from the state to allow up to 350 fans to attend its

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No vote on RBG successor until after election, Collins says

Republican Sen. Susan Collins said Saturday there should be no vote on a successor to the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg until after the election.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Keith Urban finds musical connections across genre lines

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — This year was poised to be a busy one for Keith Urban, with a full year of touring as well as a Las Vegas residency. He wasn’t sure when he’d have time to finish his next album “Speed of Now Part 1” when the coronavirus pandemic halted live performances in March.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cities creating racial 'healing' committees to confront past

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A growing number of cities across the U.S. are creating committees and task force panels aimed at discussing racial tensions and confronting the past.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Disjointed and overrun, Man Utd slumps to loss on EPL return

Manchester United began its Premier League campaign with a performance as disjointed as its offseason.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UN food chief urges rich to help keep millions from starving

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The World Food Program chief warned Thursday that millions of people are closer to starvation because of the deadly combination of conflict, climate change and the COVID-19 pandemic and he urged donor nations and billionaires to help feed them and ensure their survival.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Libya's east-based commander promises end of oil blockade

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Libya's commander who rules the eastern half of the country and who was behind a year-long military attempt to capture the capital, Tripoli, said Friday that oil production would restart soon, ending a months-long blockade of the nation's vital oil fields.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trout, Ohtani put Angels past Rangers 4-3 for 3rd straight W

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Mike Trout delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the eighth inning, and the Los Angeles Angels rebounded from a rough start for their third straight victory, 4-3 over the Texas Rangers on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Supreme Court-Ginsburg,ADVISORY

The death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Friday evening set off a heated battle over whether her seat should be filled by President Trump or the next president just over six weeks before Election Day.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Police: The two victims who were killed in a shooting early Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., were not the intended targets.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Police: The two victims who were killed in a shooting early Saturday in Rochester, N.Y., were not the intended targets.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Marshall University marks 50 years since fatal plane crash

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Marshall University is putting up new memorial banners to mark the 50 years since a plane crash killed all 75 football players, coaches and others aboard a flight home from a college matchup.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

OU changes student section rules for upcoming football games

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The University of Oklahoma announced a number of changes on Friday to its student seating section for next week's football game after what it described as “disappointing behaviors" by students during last week's season opener in Norman.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big wedding in fictional home of 'The Godfather' fuels virus

ROME (AP) — The Sicilian town of Corleone, made famous by the fictional Mafia clan in “The Godfather,” has ordered schools closed and a limited lockdown after a spate of coronavirus infections were tied to a big wedding there last week.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ginsburg's death draws big surge of donations to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats raised more than $71 million in the hours after

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Former Canadian Prime Minister John Turner has died at 91

TORONTO (AP) — John Turner, a Liberal party politician who served stints as Canada's justice and finance ministers before a very brief turn as the country's 17th prime minister, has died at age 91, his family reported Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Eastern Conference-leading Columbus improves to 8-1-3

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pedro Santos scored in the 50th minute to help the Columbus Crew beat Nashville SC 2-0 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: India's cases keep rising; rallies in Melbourne

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has maintained its surge in coronavirus cases, adding 93,337 new confirmed infections in the past 24 hours.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ga Tech missing top runner, defensive lineman vs No. 14 UCF

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Tech did not have its leading runner and a top defensive player for Saturday's game against No. 14 Central Florida.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UN chief: don't 'throw away' stimulus money on fossil fuels

VIENNA (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres called Thursday on governments not to “throw away” economic stimulus funds by supporting fossil fuel industries that contribute to global warming.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump promises to replace Ginsburg with a woman - and soon

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is promising to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Actor Masterson's lawyer denies and denounces rape charges

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “That ’70s Show” actor Danny Masterson, charged with raping three women, made his first appearance Friday in a Los Angeles courtroom, where his attorney declared his innocence and denounced the charges against him as “politicized.”

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UN General Assembly, ADVISORY

In 2020, which marks the 75th anniversary of the United Nations, the annual high-level meeting of world leaders around the U.N. General Assembly will be very different from years past because of the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: India on track to surpass US as worst-hit

NEW DELHI — India has registered 92,605 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours and is expected to surpass the United States as the pandemic’s worst-hit country within weeks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How Ginsburg's death could reshape the presidential campaign

NEW YORK (AP) — A presidential campaign that was already tugging at the nation’s most searing divides has been jolted by the

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wildfire smoke leaves lung damage long after air clears

SEELEY LAKE, Mont. (AP) — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires. Their plan was to chart how long it took for people to recover from living for seven weeks surrounded by relentless smoke.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dream debut for Truffert as Rennes beats Monaco to go 1st

PARIS (AP) — Teenage defender Adrien Truffert had a dream debut on Saturday, coming off the bench to set up the equalizer and score the winner as Rennes beat Monaco 2-1 to move top of the French league.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: On holiday weekend, travel surges in Japan

TOKYO — Train stations and airports in Japan were filled with people over this “Silver Week” holiday weekend running through Tuesday, in a sign of recovering local travel amid the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Court weighs allowing courtroom cameras in George Floyd case

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in George Floyd's death will generate massive public interest when it begins in March, but as it stands, most people who want to watch the proceedings will be out of luck.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Week 3 Preview: ACC quarterback matchup tops light schedule

The college football schedule is still looking light, with the Southeastern Conference a week away from starting and the Big 12 and Atlantic Coast Conference still just warming up.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bangladesh economy shows early signs of pandemic recovery

DHAKA,Bangladesh (AP) — A rebound in garment orders after demand crashed during spring shutdowns is helping to revive the Bangladesh economy.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Oops, says Emmy: 'This Is Us' actor gets award after mix-up

LOS ANGELES (AP) — In a virtual Emmys version of the wrong-winner Oscars gaffe, Ron Cephas Jones’ guest actor award for “This Is Us” was announced for another nominee, Jason Bateman.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tigers beat Indians 5-2 after Gardenhire's retirement

DETROIT (AP) — Jose Ramirez hit a two-run double in the third inning, and for a while it looked as if that would be enough for the Cleveland Indians.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Saturday's best

STARS

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Carrie Underwood, Thomas Rhett tie for top prize at ACMs

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In surprise twist that fit an unexpected year of firsts, Carrie Underwood and Thomas Rhett tied for entertainer of the year at the Academy of Country Music Awards, the first time the top prize has been split between two artists.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nevada governor orders half-staff flag honor for Ginsburg

CARSON CTTY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak has ordered that flags at all public buildings and grounds be flown at half-staff in honor of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Twins beat Cubs 8-1, clinch berth in the postseason

Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Book, No. 7 Notre Dame run by USF 52-0 to extend home streak

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book just needed to stick to the routine against South Florida.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ronnie Hogue dies, UGa's 1st Black scholarship hoops player

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Ronnie Hogue, the first Black scholarship athlete on the Georgia Bulldogs men's basketball team, died Friday, the school announced. He was 69.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fields, Awatt run for TDs; UTEP beats Abilene Christian

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Josh Fields and Ronald Awatt each had a rushing touchdown to help UTEP beat Abilene Christian 17-13 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump, Biden absorb news of Ginsburg death on the fly

BEMIDJI, Minnesota (AP) — Minutes into the latest Donald Trump campaign rally, the world got word that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. But no one told the president.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Focus on Werner as Chelsea hosts Liverpool

A look at what’s happening around European soccer on Sunday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

A rapper, an elevator and a camel: the stories Ginsburg told

WASHINGTON (AP) — In recent years

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watchdog: FAA not prepared to update jet evacuation rules

DETROIT (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration hasn't updated standards for emergency airliner evacuations in nearly two decades, a period when travelers have increasingly had to deal with tighter aircraft seats, more carry-on bags and support animals, a government watchdog says.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tropical Storm Beta meandering toward Texas, Louisiana

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Tropical Storm Beta on Sunday was making a slow crawl to the shores of Texas and Louisiana, casting worries about heavy rain, flooding and storm surge across the Gulf Coast.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lamb homers, A's move closer to AL West title, beat Giants

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Athletics were more than fine waiting to celebrate a potential AL West title. They haven't won a division crown since 2013, so no rush from this happy-go-lucky group of sluggers.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NFL rookie donates $3K for South Carolina sportscaster's dog

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — An Atlanta Falcons rookie who played college football for South Carolina has paid a big chunk of the veterinary bill for a South Carolina TV sports director’s rescue dog.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Explains: What's next with the Supreme Court vacancy?

WASHINGTON (AP) — The death of Supreme Court

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lions put OG Dahl on IR, sign OG Wiggins off practice squad

ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions will be without a starting offensive guard against Green Bay.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

McConnell's legacy: Wielding majority power to reshape court

WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s legacy time for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

End of the runway? Fashion world mulls post-COVID future

LONDON (AP) — It’s the September fashion week season, and in any other year London would be abuzz with fashionistas zipping across town in Mercedes Benzes, hobnobbing with celebrities at glittering catwalk shows before sipping champagne at late-night parties.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Unlikely scorers for Stars again to win Stanley Cup opener

Joel Hanley had never scored a goal in the NHL until Game 1 of the Stanley Cup for the Dallas Stars.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man charged with hate crime in stabbing of Black man

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Colorado man has been indicted on federal hate crime charges after a Black man was stabbed in the neck in an eastern Oregon restaurant, prosecutors said.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hayward returns to Celtics for Game 3 of East finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Gordon Hayward has been part of Boston teams that have made the Eastern Conference finals twice in the past three seasons.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virginia Commonwealth to remove Confederate names, symbols

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A university in the former capital of the Confederacy will remove building names, plaques and other symbols that honor several Confederate supporters.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Woody Allen's 'A Rainy Day in New York' to get U.S. release

NEW YORK (AP) — After being shelved for two years, Woody Allen's “A Rainy Day in New York" will finally land in U.S. theaters next month.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dramatic diorama raises ethical issues for Pittsburgh museum

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A Pittsburgh museum decided a dramatic diorama that has been on display for more than a century should remain out of public view while it considers ethical issues about its accuracy and appropriateness.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cowboys put CB Brown on IR; LT Smith may sit against Falcons

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — The Dallas Cowboys put cornerback Anthony Brown on injured reserve because of a rib injury Saturday, a day after listing Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith as questionable against Atlanta with a neck issue.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Popular UK author Victoria Hislop granted Greek citizenship

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — British author Victoria Hislop was granted honorary Greek citizenship Thursday and met with the prime minister of Greece.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tigers manager Gardenhire announces immediate retirement

DETROIT (AP) — Ron Gardenhire mostly maintained his jovial demeanor this season. As recently as Friday night, he was needling a reporter while discussing a strategic decision from the late innings.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What are the rules on masks in schools?

What are the rules on masks in schools?

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hubbard scores, No. 11 Oklahoma State survives Tulsa, 16-7

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — True freshman quarterback Shane Illingworth made Oklahoma State's usually high-powered offense look normal for just long enough to help the 11th-ranked Cowboys avoid a huge upset.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Arizona Senate race could impact confirmation of new justice

PHOENIX (AP) — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP’s Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump backs proposed deal to keep TikTok operating in US

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump said Saturday he's given his “blessing” to a proposed deal that would see the popular video-sharing app TikTok partner with Oracle and Walmart and form a U.S. company.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Iran vows 'hit' on all involved in US killing of top general

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The chief of Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard threatened Saturday to go after everyone who had a role in a top general's January killing during a U.S. drone strike in Iraq.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bettman: Next NHL season could start in December or January

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Gary Bettman will take his first sigh of relief in months when he presents the Stanley Cup.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Australia to amend law making Facebook, Google pay for news

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The author of proposed Australian laws to make Facebook and Google pay for journalism said Thursday his draft legislation will be altered to allay some of the digital giants’ concerns, but remain fundamentally unchanged.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UNC graduate DB Wolfolk ruled academically ineligible

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina graduate defensive back Myles Wolfolk has been ruled academically ineligible for the 12th-ranked Tar Heels.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Longtime baseball pro scout Gary Hughes dies at 79

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Gary Hughes, a beloved professional scout for numerous big league organizations during a 54-year career, has died in Northern California after a battle with cancer. He was 79.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

First Native American racer blazes trail at Tour de France

LE PECQ, France (AP) — A late draft to the Tour de France, Neilson Powless didn’t have time to scramble together a turtle necklace, the spirit animal of his Native American tribe, or paint one of their wampum bead belts on the frame of the bike that he's ridden for three punishing weeks, over 3,300 kilometers (2,000 miles) of roads.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Banksy loses EU trademark fight with greeting card company

BRUSSELS (AP) — Street artist Banksy has lost a legal battle with a a greeting card company along with a European Union trademark for one of his most iconic artworks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rights group: More than 300 detained at Minsk women's march

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Police in the capital of Belarus cracked down sharply Saturday on a women’s protest march demanding the authoritarian president’s resignation, arresting more than 300 including an elderly woman who has become a symbol of the six weeks of protest that have roiled the country.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Saturday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US judge blocks Postal Service changes that slowed mail

SEATTLE (AP) — A U.S. judge on Thursday blocked controversial Postal Service changes that have slowed mail nationwide, calling them “a politically motivated attack on the efficiency of the Postal Service” before the November election.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

USDA plans additional $14B for farmers reeling from virus

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The federal government said Friday that it will give farmers an additional $14 billion to compensate them for the difficulties they have experienced selling their crops, milk and meat because of the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Maine Sen. Collins says Supreme Court vacancy should be filled 'by the President who is elected on November 3rd'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Maine Sen. Collins says Supreme Court vacancy should be filled 'by the President who is elected on November 3rd.'

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bobo: Consistency earned Hill starting Gamecocks QB job

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Collin Hill has never backed away from a challenge, especially if it meant getting back on the field at his home state university.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Spanish banks merge in sign of hard economic times ahead

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Two of Spain’s biggest banks said Friday they were merging, pushed together by a need to weather tough economic times that likely will cost thousands of jobs.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ex-Padres France, Torrens keep San Diego from clinching

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres have waited 14 years to get back to the playoffs, so standing by for at least one more day without clinching won't hurt anything.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

8th death linked to wedding outbreak; 'Big Papi' had COVID

BOSTON (AP) — A look at developments related to the coronavirus in New England on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Parts of now smoky rural Nevada lack government air monitors

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active wildfires.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Massive damage of rare plants probed at Nevada mine site

RENO, Nev. (AP) — State and federal authorities are investigating the mysterious loss of a significant swath of a rare desert wildflower that’s being considered for federal protection at a contentious mine site in Nevada with some of the largest untapped lithium deposits in the world.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Texas State beats UL Monroe 38-17 in Sun Belt opener

MONROE, La. (AP) — Tyler Vitt threw two touchdown passes and ran for another score in the first half to lead Texas State to an 38-17 victory over Louisiana-Monroe in a Sun Belt Conference opener on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Medunjanin scores in 85th, FC Cincinnati beats Red Bulls 1-0

HARRISON, N.J. (AP) — Haris Medunjanin scored on a corner kick in the 85th minute and FC Cincinnati beat the New York Red Bulls 1-0 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Emergency tents, restrictions back as virus spikes in Madrid

MADRID (AP) — Many residents in Madrid will need a reason to leave their neighborhoods and will face limitations on group gatherings even stricter than the ones in place as authorities moved Friday to try to rein in Europe's fastest-spreading second coronavirus wave.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Belarus borders remain open despite leader's closure threat

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Belarus' borders with Poland and Lithuania remained open Friday despite the nation's president declaring they would be closed and accusing the neighboring nations of instigating nearly six weeks of protests against his 26 years of authoritarian leadership.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Washington state gov., others react to Ginsburg's death

SEATTLE (AP) — Reaction in Washington state to the death of

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wanted: Bilingual poll workers who reflect U.S. diversity

PHOENIX (AP) — The national Mi Familia Vota organization has long been involved in voting rights issues and other matters of civic engagement, but this year it's added a new initiative: Recruiting bilingual poll workers.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Baylor-Houston, FAU-Ga Southern postponed day before games

Baylor's season opener against Houston, scheduled less than a week ago, was one of two Bowl Subdivision games postponed Friday — the day before before they were supposed to play.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mueller, Orlando City beat Fire 4-1, extend unbeaten streak

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Chris Mueller had a goal and an assist, Luís Carlos “Nani” Almeida da Cunha also scored, and Orlando City beat the Chicago Fire 4-1 on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Agudelo jumpstarts Inter Miami past Atlanta United 2-1

ATLANTA (AP) — Juan Agudelo and Brek Shea scored a goal in an early nine-minute span early and Inter Miami beat Atlanta United 2-1 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'This is a big moment:' UK virus restrictions escalating

LONDON (AP) — Fresh nationwide lockdown restrictions in England appear to be on the cards soon as the British government targeted more areas Friday in an attempt to suppress a sharp spike in new coronavirus infections.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Altuve, Tucker lead Astros past D'backs to get back to .500

HOUSTON (AP) — Jose Altuve drove in two, Kyle Tucker had a tiebreaking single and the Houston Astros beat the Arizona Diamondbacks 3-2 on Saturday night to get back to .500.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Top 25 Takeaways: Huskers get tough draw; UCF rising star

For the second straight weekend, the Big Ten made news without playing.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Grateful' - Players celebrate Big Ten's reversal on season

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — When Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields gathered with some of his teammates last Saturday to watch college football on TV, the mood was dark.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Firefighters battle exhaustion along with wildfire flames

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — They work 50 hours at a stretch and sleep on gymnasium floors. Exploding trees shower them with embers. They lose track of time when the sun is blotted out by smoke, and they sometimes have to run for their lives from advancing flames.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

French rap songs investigated for allegedly racist content

PARIS (AP) — The Paris public prosecutor’s office opened an investigation Thursday into video clips and songs by popular French rapper Freeze Corleone for alleged racist content and hate speech.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Saturday promised to put forth a female nominee in the coming week to fill the Supreme Court vacancy created by the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, pushing the Republican-controlled Senate to consider the pick without delay.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Homes burned as winds push California fire into desert floor

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong afternoon winds intensified a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders Saturday for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Flowers, homemade signs by high court in Ginsburg tribute

WASHINGTON (AP) — Mourners dropped off bouquets and gathered outside the Supreme Court early Saturday in quiet tribute to the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Homemade cardboard signs and a collection of flowers blanketed the court's grounds.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP source: Envelope addressed to White House contained ricin

WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal officials intercepted an envelope addressed to the White House that contained the poison ricin, a U.S. law enforcement official told The Associated Press on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

La Tech beats Southern Miss 31-30 on Herbert's TD catch

HATTIESBURG, Miss. (AP) — Griffin Hebert made a spectacular 4-yard touchdown catch underneath the goal post with 14 seconds left as Louisiana Tech rallied from a 17-point deficit to beat Southern Mississippi 31-30 on Saturday night in a Conference USA opener.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Robert W. Gore, the inventor of Gore-Tex fabric, dead at 83

NEWARK, Del. (AP) — Robert W. Gore, whose invention of what created the breathable-yet-waterproof fabric known as Gore-Tex revolutionized outdoor wear and helped spawn uses in numerous other fields, has died. He was 83.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

House races feature party-switcher Van Drew, Dems on defense

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The presidential contest in New Jersey doesn't look competitive, with Joe Biden leading Donald Trump by double digits, but a handful of the state's dozen House districts are shaping up as competitive.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

McCall, Coastal Carolina beat Campbell for 2-0 start

CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Grayson McCall threw for 273 yards and two touchdowns in his second career start and Coastal Carolina beat Campbell 43-21 on Friday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Blake & Carlberg conduct jazz keyboard conversation

Ran Blake and Frank Carlberg “Gray Moon” (Red Piano Records)

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wait a minute: Stars Wade, Davis decide to return to Ohio St

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two of Ohio State’s biggest stars, cornerback Shaun Wade and guard Wyatt Davis, are opting back in for the 2020 football season.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

17-year-old Griffin Yow helps DC United tie Toronto FC 2-2

WASHINGTON (AP) — Seventeen-year-old Griffin Yow scored his first career MLS goal to help D.C. United salvage a 2-2 tie with Toronto FC on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: South Korea's daily virus total drops slightly

South Korea __ South Korea’s new coronavirus tally has fallen below 100 for the first time in more than a month, as the country’s recent viral resurgence is gradually easing.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 12:04 a.m. EDT

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 17 Miami runs past No. 18 Louisville 47-34 in ACC opener

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — D'Eriq King threw three touchdown passes and No. 17 Miami used big plays to beat No. 18 Louisville 47-34 on Saturday night in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hawaii court hears case on legality of foreign fishing labor

HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court heard arguments Friday on the legality of granting licenses to foreign workers in Hawaii’s longline commercial fishing fleet, which for years has been under scrutiny after an

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bassett, Lewis goals lift Colorado Rapids past LA Galaxy 2-0

CARSON, Calif. (AP) — Cole Bassett and Jonathan Lewis scored and the Colorado Rapids beat the LA Galaxy 2-0 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia slightly higher despite Wall Street slump, virus fears

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were slightly higher Friday despite some investor attention shifting again to the uncertainties in global economies amid the coronavirus pandemic, as reflected in the overnight fall on Wall Street.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Peterson strikes out 10, Mets stop Freeman, Braves 7-2

NEW YORK (AP) — Rookie David Peterson struck out NL batting leader Freddie Freeman three times and fanned a career-high 10 in six sharp innings as the New York Mets beat the Atlanta Braves 7-2 Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sunday's virtual Emmy Awards set bar high with live telecast

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The glitch at the virtual creative arts Emmy telecast was minor, but it may have provoked flashbacks for the host of Sunday's more ambitious main TV awards ceremony.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sanders, Welch, Republican governor say vote must wait

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Members of Vermont's congressional delegation and the state's Republican governor are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and calling for the Senate to wait until the new year to make their decision on a replacement.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Friday Sports in Brief

GOLF

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hafley makes debut as Boston College travels to Duke

New Boston College coach Jeff Hafley had to wait an extra week in the schedule to make his debut with the Eagles while most of the Atlantic Coast Conference got to play opening games.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Deadly party shooting adds new layer to Rochester's grief

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Already roiled by this month's revelation of Daniel Prude's police suffocation death, the city of Rochester, New York, was further traumatized Saturday when gunfire at a backyard party killed two teenagers and wounded 14 others.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

O'Neill ends no-hit bid, Cardinals rally past Pirates 5-4

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Tyler O’Neill hit a two-run double to end a no-hit bid started by Pittsburgh’s Mitch Keller, and the St. Louis Cardinals rallied to beat the Pirates 5-4 Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: India's coronavirus cases jump by another 96K

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases jumped by another 96,424 in the past 24 hours, showing little sign of leveling.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California paid leave law among nation's broadest

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A new law in California lets more people than almost anywhere else in the country take up to three months off from work to care for a family member thanks in part to a nursing mother who brought her baby to work with her on the final day of the state legislative session to vote for it.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Brewers have 3 positive COVID tests at alternate site

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The Brewers had two players and a staff member test positive for the coronavirus at their alternate training site in Appleton, Wisconsin.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Going West: Move toward fall football ramps up in Pac-12, MW

The Pac-12 university presidents and chancellors will meet Friday and be presented options for staging a fall football season, but Commissioner Larry Scott says a vote by the CEO Group is not expected.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

COVID-19 testing decrease due wildfires and poor air quality

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The availability of coronavirus testing in Oregon decreased this week due to the massive wildfires and the hazardous air quality that stretched across the state.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Celtics top Heat 117-106, cut East finals deficit to 2-1

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Getting big leads has been relatively easy for the Boston Celtics in these Eastern Conference finals.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Johnson has 7 saves to help NYCFC to 0-0 tie with Revolution

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Sean Johnson had seven saves for his third shutout in the last four games and New York City played the New England Revolution to a 0-0 tie Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Watson leads Troy to season-opening victory, 47-14

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Gunnar Watson threw for 248 yards and two touchdowns and Troy opened its season with a 47-14 victory over Middle Tennessee State on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pirates bullpen blow Keller's no-hit bid vs Cardinals in 7th

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pirates' bullpen quickly blew starter Mitch Keller's no-hit bid, with reliever Sam Howard allowing a two-run double to St. Louis' Tyler O'Neill with no outs in the seventh inning on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Happ, Frazier lift Yanks over Red Sox for 10th straight win

BOSTON (AP) — Less than two weeks removed from a slide that threatened to derail their season, the New York Yankees are on the cusp of another postseason berth.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New box set has trove of rare, unreleased Elton John songs

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Elton John is opening up his vault and releasing an expansive collection of rarely heard and unreleased tracks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Friday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Drug shows promise in 1st largely minority COVID-19 study

A drug company said Friday that a medicine it sells to tamp down inflammation has helped prevent the need for breathing machines in hospitalized COVID-19 patients in the first large study that primarily enrolled Hispanics and Blacks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lawrence, No. 1 Clemson overwhelm The Citadel 49-0

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw nine passes Saturday. Three of them went for touchdowns.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Is 8 enough? Court vacancy could roil possible election case

WASHINGTON (AP) —

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires on the West Coast.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Today in History

Today in History

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Storms in Oregon cause thousands to lose power

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Several thousand people were without power early Friday as thunderstorms moved through the area

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pedro Santos, Gyasi Zardes score; Crew beat Nashville 2-0

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pedro Santos scored in the 50th minute to help the Columbus Crew beat Nashville SC 2-0 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Democrats face quandary on vaccine support as election nears

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump is escalating his

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'The Batman' resumes UK production after positive COVID case

The U.K. production of “The Batman” is starting up again after being shut down earlier this month when an individual tested positive for COVID-19.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chinese viewers pan Disney's new 'Mulan' as inauthentic

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The remake of “Mulan” struck all the right chords to be a hit in the key Chinese market. Disney cast beloved actor Liu Yifei as Mulan and removed a dragon sidekick popular in the animated original to cater to Chinese tastes.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Michigan-Ohio State finale highlights 3rd Big Ten schedule

The Big Ten’s third football schedule of the 2020 season is highlighted by Michigan-Ohio State on Dec. 12, the final day of the conference’s regular-season and the latest date the rivals have ever played.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jurkovec helps BC beat Duke 26-6 in Hafley’s debut

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston College beat Duke 26-6 on Saturday to give Jeff Hafley a win in his first game as a head coach.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Underwater and on fire: US climate change magnifies extremes

America's worsening climate change problem is as polarized as its politics. Some parts of the country have been burning this month while others were underwater in extreme weather disasters.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

LEADING OFF: Verlander set for TJ, Bumgarner seeks 1st win

A look at what's happening around the majors Sunday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Arizona Senate race could play crucial role in confirmation

PHOENIX (AP) — If Arizona Democrat Mark Kelly wins a seat in the U.S. Senate, he could take office as early as Nov. 30, shrinking the GOP's Senate majority at a crucial moment and complicating the path to confirmation for President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mistake: Thousands told to return unemployment overpayment

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A programming mistake caused more than 4,000 out-of-work Louisiana residents to get notices saying they’d been overpaid thousands of dollars in unemployment compensation and had to return the money, officials say.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rep. Jahana Hayes quarantining after staffer tests positive

WATERBURY, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut U.S. Rep. Jahana Hayes said Saturday that she and all of her staff will be quarantining after one of her aides tested positive for the coronavirus.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US stocks fall as market decline extends for third week

Wall Street capped another turbulent week of trading Friday with a broad slide in stocks that left the S&P 500 with its third-straight weekly loss.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump making 4th visit in as many weeks to North Carolina

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump plans to make his fourth visit in as many weeks to the battleground state of North Carolina to address a rally of supporters in Fayetteville.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Texas man sentenced to prison for stalking Taylor Swift

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge has sentenced an Austin, Texas, man to 30 months in prison after he pleaded guilty to stalking and sending threatening letters and emails to pop star Taylor Swift's former record label.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lujan Grisham orders flags flown at half-staff for Ginsburg

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Saturday ordered that flags in the state be flown at half-staff until the interment of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Last studio recording of jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw released

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — A forgotten studio recording of the late jazz trumpeter Woody Shaw has been released as part of an effort to preserve jazz history.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Macmillan CEO forced out over 'direction' of company

NEW YORK (AP) — Macmillan's longtime CEO, John Sargent, will be leaving at the end of the year, forced out by what parent company Holtzbrinck Publishing Group is calling “a disagreement regarding the direction of Macmillan.”

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Trump pledges woman for court, pushes Senate to move on pick

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Walmart, Amazon among donors to QAnon-promoting lawmaker

Walmart, Amazon and other corporate giants donated money to the reelection campaign of a Tennessee state lawmaker who had used social media to amplify and promote the QAnon conspiracy theory, according to an Associated Press review of campaign finance records and the candidate’s posts.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US Steel, Aptiv rise; NatWest Group, Roku fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Friday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's virus revisionism; Biden on the hoax

WASHINGTON (AP) — After months of mass death and sickness, what could possibly count as a success story against the pandemic?

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wisconsin secretary resigns amid unemployment claim backlog

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The state Department of Workforce Development's top leader resigned Friday after failing to find a way to address a massive backlog of unprocessed unemployment benefit claims sparked by the coronavirus pandemic.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trevor Lawrence throws 3 TD passes, No. 1 Clemson rolls

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Trevor Lawrence threw for three touchdowns in just nine passing attempts to help No. 1 Clemson beat The Citadel 49-0 on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Streaking Rays beat Orioles 3-1 to maintain lead in AL East

BALTIMORE (AP) — It's the time of year when teams in contention start scoreboard watching, a trait that rings true even during a shortened 60-game season played in empty ballparks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kershaw tosses 7 strong innings, Dodgers beat Rockies 6-1

DENVER (AP) — Clayton Kershaw held Colorado to four hits and a run over seven strong innings to lead the Los Angeles Dodgers over the Rockies 6-1 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Q&A: What does banning TikTok and WeChat mean for users?

The U.S. government is cracking down on the Chinese apps TikTok and WeChat, starting by barring them from app stores on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US says all UN sanctions on Iran restored, but world yawns

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration declared Saturday that all U.N. sanctions against Iran have been restored, a move most of the rest of the world rejects as illegal and sets the stage for an ugly showdown at the world body ahead of its annual General Assembly.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US declares all U.N. sanctions on Iran have been restored, but rest of world vows to ignore it

WASHINGTON (AP) — US declares all U.N. sanctions on Iran have been restored, but rest of world vows to ignore it.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Emmy show will include $2.8M donation to fight child hunger

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Every Emmy Award handed out Sunday will come with something extra — a $100,000 donation to fight child hunger.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ginsburg to be remembered with statue in her native Brooklyn

NEW YORK (AP) — A statue of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg will be built in her native Brooklyn, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump says Republicans have 'obligation' to move forward with selection of new Supreme Court justice 'without delay'

WASHINGTON (AP) — Trump says Republicans have 'obligation' to move forward with selection of new Supreme Court justice 'without delay.'

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Isabel Wilkerson's 'Caste' on National Book Awards longlist

NEW YORK (AP) — Isabel Wilkerson's “Caste,” her acclaimed study of racism in the United States, is among 10 nominees on the National Book Award longlist for nonfiction. The poetry list features works by Natalie Diaz and Lillian-Yvonne Bertram, whose “Travesty Generator” features elegies to such victims of vigilante and police violence as Emmett Till, Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus measures targeted by protesters despite case spikes

LONDON (AP) — Demonstrators took the streets of London, Tel Aviv and other cities on Saturday to protest coronavirus restrictions, decrying how the measures have affected daily life even with infection rates rising in many places and the global death toll approaching 1 million.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

DJ Jazzy Jeff talks 'Fresh Prince' reunion, mansion rental

LOS ANGELES (AP) — DJ Jazzy Jeff knew “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air” made a mark in television history after filming six seasons during the mid-'90s, but he thought the show’s popularity would eventually fizzle out at some point.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: China has uptick in imported coronavirus cases

BEIJING — China says imported coronavirus cases surged to 32 over the previous 24 hours.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Apple to launch first online store in India next week

NEW DELHI (AP) — Apple announced Friday that it will launch its first online store in India next week, as it seeks to increase sales in one of the world’s fastest-growing smartphone markets.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Massachusetts congressional members mourn Ginsburg's passing

BOSTON (AP) — Some members of the Massachusetts Congressional delegation and the Republican governor are mourning the loss of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and urging the Senate to wait to vote on a replacement until the election.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Saturday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Twins clinch 2nd straight playoff spot, beat Mills, Cubs 8-1

CHICAGO (AP) — Eddie Rosario, Miguel Sanó and Josh Donaldson homered as the Minnesota Twins clinched a second straight postseason berth with an 8-1 victory over the Chicago Cubs on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Hit 'em!' Stars hammer Tampa 4-1 to open Stanley Cup Final

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Dallas Stars players on the bench yelled at their teammates, “Hit ’em!” They did, over and over, the body checks and the shouts easily heard throughout an arena left empty because of the pandemic for this most unusual Stanley Cup Final.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Navy stages school-record comeback, stuns Tulane 27-24

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Cameron Kinley's interception near his own goal line kept Navy's 24-point hole from getting deeper and set the stage for previously benched quarterback Dalen Morris to win back his job by helping the Midshipmen stage a historic rally.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hollingshead scores in 86th, FC Dallas beats Sporting KC 3-2

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Ryan Hollingshead scored in the 86th minute, Franco Jara had two goals and FC Dallas beat Sporting Kansas City 3-2 on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: Fewer cases in Melbourne, new surge in India

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Australia’s second-largest city, Melbourne, has moved close to easing severe lockdown restrictions after recording only 14 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Van Morrison targets virus restrictions in 3 new songs

LONDON (AP) — Van Morrison has never been one to hold back over the years. Why start now?

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tropical Storm Beta spurs hurricane worries for Texas

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An exceptionally busy Atlantic hurricane season was churning along Saturday as the Texas coast prepared for a tropical storm that could strengthen into a hurricane before breaching its shores in the week ahead.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 13 Cincinnati rolls past Austin Peay 55-20 in opener

CINCINNATI (AP) — No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their stride in a hurry.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 11 Oklahoma State QB Sanders exits game with injury

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) — No. 11 Oklahoma State quarterback Spencer Sanders left Saturday's game against Tulsa late in the opening quarter with an apparent right ankle injury.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Carpenters wow public with medieval techniques at Notre Dame

PARIS (AP) — With precision and boundless energy, a team of carpenters used medieval techniques to raise up — by hand — a three-ton oak truss Saturday in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, a replica of the wooden structures that were consumed in the landmark's devastating April 2019 fire that also toppled its spire.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump's list of possible Supreme Court nominees

WASHINGTON (AP) — Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death Friday, just six weeks before Election Day, is expected to unleash a pitched battle over whether President Donald Trump should nominate — and the Republican-led Senate should confirm — her successor, or whether the seat should remain vacant until the outcome of Trump’s race against Democrat Joe Biden is known.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Virus scraps Florida Atlantic-Georgia Southern

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Netflix woos Japan with new original series about a reporter

TOKYO (AP) — Netflix is producing and shooting an original series set in Japan about a journalist who challenges authority, hoping to woo this nation that’s hooked on watching good old TV.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

GOP senators confront past comments on Supreme Court vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators weighing what to do about the vacancy on the Supreme Court are facing questions about their own past comments amid complaints by Democrats that their views have shifted with changing political reality.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

8 of 10 Premier League matches this weekend streamed in US

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC moved eight of this weekend’s 10 Premier League matches to its online streaming service Peacock behind a pay wall because it wanted to broadcast golf's U.S. Open and the Tour de France on its television networks.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus clusters at French universities give Europe a lesson

PARIS (AP) — Can mandatory masks offer enough protection in lecture halls so packed that late arrivals have to sit on the floor?

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Maine nonprofits get aid assisting domestic violence victims

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Three nonprofit groups that provide services for victims of domestic violence are among the recipients of more than $2.3 million in federal aid in Maine.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US

NEW YORK (AP) — Trump orders clampdown on TikTok and WeChat beginning Sunday, prevents download in the US.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Thursday Sports in Brief

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September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dynamo score twice in 2nd half to tie Minnesota United 2-2

HOUSTON (AP) — Maynor Figueroa's scored his first goal of the season in the 69th minute and the Houston Dynamo overcame a two-goal deficit to tie Minnesota United 2-2 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

France: EU sanctions on Turkey an option over gas standoff

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — France on Friday backed Cyprus' calls for the European Union to consider imposing tougher sanctions on Turkey if the Turkish government won't suspend its search for energy reserves in eastern Mediterranean waters where Cyprus and Greece claim exclusive economic rights.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Official: Toilet display mocking mail-in voting is a crime

MASON, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan resident's apparent joke showing disdain for voting by mail is no laughing matter for one election official.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wisconsin Democrats' 'Princess Bride' reading raises $4.3M

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Democrats’ fundraiser centered on a star-packed live reading of “The Princess Bride” script raised nearly $4.3 million to help Joe Biden's presidential campaign in the key battleground state, the party said Thursday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Giuliani associates face new federal fraud charges

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors brought new wire fraud charges Thursday against an associate of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani who was involved in attempts to get Ukrainian officials to investigate the son of U.S. Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Disgraced mogul Harvey Weinstein stripped of UK honor

LONDON (AP) — Britain on Friday stripped disgraced movie mogul Harvey Weinstein of an honor recognizing his contribution to the U.K. film industry.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Saturday:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Harris accounts for 3 TDs in UTSA's 24-10 victory

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Frank Harris ran for two touchdowns and threw for another to lead UTSA to a 24-10 victory over Stephen F. Austin on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Willis scores 3 TDs in his Liberty debut, Flames win 30-24

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (AP) — Malik Willis rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns in his Liberty debut as the Flames opened their season with a 30-24 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

VIRUS DIARY: Always learning from `happy little accidents'

PHOENIX (AP) — I'm not alone in confessing that I have always enjoyed those Bob Ross instructional painting programs that ran on PBS for many years. Perhaps it was his soothing voice as a tree appeared like magic on a lake with the flick of his wrist. Maybe it was his Mr. Rogers-like guidance that there were no mistakes, “just happy little accidents.”

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 6 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 12:00 GMT Sunday, September 20, 2020

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

LEADING OFF: Yanks on a roll, Verlander set for TJ

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Seattle closes another pier after collapse of Pier 58

SEATTLE (AP) — Seattle officials ordered the closure of Pier 57 on the downtown waterfront Friday, saying they were concerned that the unstable status of nearby Pier 58 could put people in danger.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Idaho virus restrictions remain; governor touts economy

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho will remain under restrictions in the fourth and final stage of reopening the economy during the coronavirus pandemic for at least another two weeks, Gov. Brad Little said Friday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Forrest Gump' author Winston Groom dead at 77

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Winston Groom, the writer whose novel “Forrest Gump” was made into a six-Oscar winning 1994 movie that became a soaring pop cultural phenomenon, has died at age 77.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No. 19 Louisiana-Lafayette holds off Georgia State in OT

ATLANTA (AP) — Louisiana-Lafayette coach Billy Napier was concerned about Saturday's game at Georgia State.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama

FAIRHOPE, Ala. (AP) — Mayor, funeral home: Winston Groom, author of 'Forrest Gump' book that became pop movie sensation, has died in Alabama.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Business Highlights

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September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tim Anderson homers twice, White Sox overpower Reds 5-0

CINCINNATI (AP) — Tim Anderson hit two of Chicago's five solo homers, and the White Sox — already guaranteed a playoff spot — took another step toward the AL Central title by overpowering the Cincinnati Reds 5-0 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Moreno helps to give Emery 1st win at Villarreal

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Ten months after he was fired by Arsenal, Unai Emery was back to winning ways on Saturday with his first victory as Villarreal coach in the Spanish league.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Maine blueberry industry reels from drought, frost, virus

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A late spring frost, a devastating drought and labor troubles wrought by the coronavirus pandemic conspired to make 2020 a difficult year for the wild blueberry producers who harvest the fruit in the nation's northeastern corner.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Police, protesters clash as London eyes tighter virus rules

LONDON (AP) — Police in London clashed with protesters Saturday at a rally against coronavirus restrictions, even as the mayor warned that it was “increasingly likely” that the British capital would soon need to introduce tighter rules to curb a sharp rise in infections.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'The Vanishing Half' nominated for National Book Award

NEW YORK (AP) — Two of the summer's most talked about novels, Brit Bennett's “The Vanishing Half” and Megha Majumdar's “A Burning,” are on the National Book Awards fiction longlist. Judges also nominated the story collection “If I Had Two Wings,” by

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Thai protesters reinstall plaque symbolizing democracy

BANGKOK (AP) — Anti-government demonstrators occupying a historic field in the Thai capital on Sunday installed a plaque symbolizing the country's transition to democracy to replace the original one that was mysteriously ripped out and stolen three years ago, as they vowed to press on with calls for new elections and reform of the monarchy.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

With picnic baskets, Christian Siriano puts on backyard show

WESTPORT, Conn. (AP) — Christian Siriano, who turned his atelier into a mask-making machine, took to his Connecticut backyard Thursday for a cozy fashion show complete with picnic baskets for his small in-person crowd, masks on the faces of his models and a dip in his pool for pregnant muse Coco Rocha.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Valeri scores 2 goals, Timbers beat Earthquakes 6-1

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Diego Valeri had two goals, Yimmi Chará had a goal and an assist, and the Portland Timbers beat the San Jose Earthquakes 6-1 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kansas Senate debate sees clashes on Supreme Court, climate

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Republican nominee for Kansas' open Senate seat called Saturday for quick action to replace the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and dismissed his Democratic opponent's disavowal of Green New Deal environmental proposals so often in a debate that she admonished him, “Stop deceiving voters.”

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fiorentina's Castrovilli scores 1st goal of Serie A season

MILAN (AP) — Gaetano Castrovilli scored the first goal of the Serie A season to give Fiorentina a 1-0 win over Torino on Saturday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows:

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for October delivery rose 14 cents to $41.11 a barrel Friday. Brent crude oil for November delivery fell 15 cents to $43.15 a barrel.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Report: Much needs doing to shield nursing homes from virus

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is claiming “resounding vindication” from an

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Evangelicals at base of Trump hopes for Pennsylvania repeat

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump’s homestretch push to repeat his razor thin victory in Pennsylvania four years ago won't happen without white evangelicals, and there are signs that critical component of his coalition hasn't lost the faith.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cavallin scores late to lift Whitecaps past Real Salt Lake

SANDY, Utah (AP) — Lucas Cavallini's sliding goal between a pair of defenders in the 84th minute gave the Vancouver Whitecaps a 2-1 victory over Real Salt Lake on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Emmys, live and virtual: 'What could possibly go wrong?'

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Emmy host Jimmy Kimmel and an alpaca sharing the spotlight. Winners accepting at home in designer pajamas or maybe yoga pants. More than 100 chances for a balky internet connection to bring Sunday’s ceremony to a crashing halt.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Buchele's 5 TDs help SMU beat North Texas 65-35

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Shane Buechele threw three of his four touchdown passes in the first quarter and SMU cruised to a 65-35 win over North Texas on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rojas, Cooper homer to lead Marlins over Nationals 7-3

MIAMI (AP) — Miguel Rojas and Garrett Cooper each had a double and a homer and the Miami Marlins beat the Washington Nationals 7-3 on Saturday night.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Jersey law seeks to stem pollution in minority areas

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Phil Murphy signed into law Friday a measure giving state regulators power to deny development permits to businesses whose operations pollute predominantly Black and other minority communities.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

2 test positive for COVID-19 after clean-air shelter stay

SEATTLE (AP) — Two people who were staying at King County’s temporary shelter in Seattle to escape the poor air quality from wildfires have tested positive for COVID-19, the county Department of Community and Human Services said Thursday.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Slovenia celebrates likely 1-2 Tour de France victory

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) — Just minutes after two Slovenian riders effectively sealed their first and second places in the Tour de France on Saturday, the president of Slovenia declared it a historic day for the tiny Alpine nation.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

NCAA approves Cade Mays' waiver appeal for No. 15 Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The NCAA notified No. 15 Tennessee on Thursday that offensive lineman Cade Mays' appeal for a waiver to play immediately has been approved.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: U of Colorado shifting students for virus cases

DENVER — The University of Colorado has forced some students to move out of their dorms to create more isolation housing for students with coronavirus infections as case numbers continue to increase at the Boulder campus.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Burton eligible at Texas Tech after 2 seasons at Wichita St

LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — Junior guard Jamarius Burton has been granted a waiver from the NCAA that makes him eligible to play this season for Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons for Wichita State.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'I loved her to pieces,' retired Justice Souter says of RBG

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remaining eight Supreme Court justices, and two former colleagues, are speaking out about their colleague

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Saturday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

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Nketiah's late goal earns Arsenal 2-1 win over West Ham

LONDON (AP) — Eddie Nketiah came off the bench to score an 85th-minute winner Saturday as Arsenal beat West Ham 2-1 for a second straight victory to open the Premier League.

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

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As Trump holds back, tech firms step in on election security

WASHINGTON (AP) — Adam Schiff was in the audience at the 2018 Aspen Security Forum when a Microsoft executive mentioned an attempted hacking of three politicians up for reelection. It was the first that Schiff, then the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, had ever heard of it.

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Australia pays $3.7 M to help news agency though pandemic

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian government on Friday announced a 5 million Australian dollars ($3.7 million) grant to the national news agency as part of pandemic-related assistance to regional journalism.

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Desert communities told to evacuate as winds stoke flames

JUNIPER HILLS, Calif. (AP) — Strong winds stoked a wildfire burning for nearly two weeks in mountains northeast of Los Angeles, prompting authorities to issue new evacuation orders for desert communities that lost some homes a day earlier.

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Gabriel throws 4 TD passes, No. 14 UCF beats Ga Tech 49-21

ATLANTA (AP) — Dillon Gabriel made sure Central Florida didn't let another game slip away on the road.

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China announces regulations for 'unreliable entity' list

HONG KONG (AP) — China’s Ministry of Commerce on Saturday issued regulations for its “unreliable entity” list, aimed at foreign companies it says endanger its national sovereignty, security or development interests.

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Velasquez, McCutchen lead Phillies past slumping Blue Jays

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Vince Velasquez pitched six strong innings, Andrew McCutchen hit the go-ahead single in the fifth inning and the Philadelphia Phillies beat the slumping Toronto Blue Jays 3-1 on Saturday night.

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Egyptian, Mexican, Moldovan exit in race for top post at WTO

GENEVA (AP) — World Trade Organization member countries on Friday trimmed a list of candidates vying to become the next director-general from eight to five. They ejected applicants from Egypt, Mexico and Moldova who had been hoping to lead a trade body that has become a lightning rod of criticism for the Trump administration.

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Indiana plans to borrow $300 million for jobless benefits

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A flood of unemployment claims related to the coronavirus pandemic has caused Indiana officials to seek as much as $300 million in loans from the federal government.

September 20, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US-based Krause Group takes control of Parma soccer club

PARMA, Italy (AP) — Parma became the latest Serie A team with foreign ownership Friday when the U.S.-based Krause Group purchased a 90% stake in the club.

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Georgia coach Smart, wife donate $1 million to university

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Georgia coach Kirby Smart and his wife Mary Beth have committed $1 million to the university for programs supporting social justice and athletes impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, as well as an expansion of the Bulldogs' football facility.

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Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dies at 87

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court Justice

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Padres activate Hosmer 12 days after he broke index finger

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The San Diego Padres activated first baseman Eric Hosmer from the 10-day injured list on Saturday, just 12 days after he broke his left index finger while trying to bunt.

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California jobless rate falls with help of temporary jobs

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A raft of temporary government jobs for the U.S. Census boosted California's economy in August as the state added 101,900 jobs as the unemployment rate fell below the high-water mark of the Great Recession for the first time since March.

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US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

1. “Disloyal” by Michael Cohen (Skyhorse Publishing)

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'Cheer' star Jerry Harris arrested on child porn charges

CHICAGO (AP) — Jerry Harris, the star of the Netflix documentary series “Cheer,” was arrested Thursday on felony charges of production of child pornography, three days after twin boys filed a lawsuit alleging he sent them sexually explicit photos of himself and cornered one of them in a bathroom and begged for oral sex.

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Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The Maui Invitational is moving to the mainland during the coronavirus pandemic.

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OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Saturday:

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Mechanic's liens

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The People's Center in Pablo recovering from fire damage

A quick response to the fatal fire set Sept. 6 at The People’s Center destroyed the gift shop, but the museum’s priceless artifacts of the Salish, Pend d'Oreille and Kootenai people should be salvaged.

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0920 SUNDAY BRIEFS

Flathead Lutherans for Life have their annual multi-church rummage sale from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25; and 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Sept. 26, at Faith Lutheran Church, 405 Liberty St. in Kalispell.

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0920 BIZ watercooler

The Kalispell Chamber of Commerce and Convention & Visitor Bureau will host its monthly “Thinking Thursday” event through Zoom videoconference from 8:30 to 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 24.

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Clearing the Air on the EPA's Coronavirus Response

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) agency recently issued a memo waiving certain compliance requirements for energy firms in light of the COVID-19 outbreak.

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Know your PSC candidates and choose wisely

As I wrap up my eight years on the Public Service Commission, I think back on all that I have learned.

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"People's Rights" Organizing Linked Directly to Ammon Bundy

Local chapters of “People’s Rights” are popping up in Montana communities.

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Letters to the editor Sept. 20

Letters to the editor Sept. 20

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Election mail bag Sept. 20

Election mail bag Sept. 20

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COVID data discrepancies need to be corrected

Having accurate, up-to-date information about the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic in Flathead County is imperative as we all make daily decisions about how to go about our lives.

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Great Fish Challenge raises $2.7M-plus for nonprofits

Donors gave generously throughout the campaign during the sixth annual Great Fish Community Challenge organized by the Whitefish Community Foundation.

Officials say Flathead voters can expect airtight mail-in election
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Officials say Flathead voters can expect airtight mail-in election

As the vast majority of Montana counties, Flathead included, prepare for an all-mail general election this November, election department heads, United States Postal Service employees and other stakeholders are working diligently to provide a secure election in which every ballot is accounted for.

Flathead Valley worker shortages continue into fall
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Flathead Valley worker shortages continue into fall

Staffing shortages are nothing new in Northwest Montana. While the COVID-19 pandemic recently improved the outlook for some businesses, others are still operating on a short staff with no end in sight.

Victorian-style bed and breakfast opens in Plains
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Victorian-style bed and breakfast opens in Plains

Amid the proliferation of bed and breakfast establishments sweeping the nation, it would be hard to find one more intriguing than the J&J Bed & Breakfast now open for business in Plains.

Local group helps preserve area’s fire lookouts
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Local group helps preserve area’s fire lookouts

They stand as silent sentinels atop the pinnacles of many of Montana’s mountain peaks, extending into the heavens to keep an ever vigilant eye on the valleys below during the fire season.

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What to know about buying or selling a home during a pandemic

In a year where uncertainty is the only certainty, there’s one bellwether industry leading a flock of others to prosperity.

Russian food truck finds success in the Flathead
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Russian food truck finds success in the Flathead

Food trucks have become a familiar sight at farmers markets and parking lots across the Flathead Valley, but The Piroshki Palace isn’t like most mobile eateries.

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My kind of heaven

Having lost two family members in less than six months recently, (my mother and oldest brother) naturally, I’ve been thinking a lot lately about death.

Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after smoke clears
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Wildfires’ toxic air leaves damage long after smoke clears

SEELEY LAKE — When researchers arrived in this town tucked in the Northern Rockies three years ago, they could still smell the smoke a day after it cleared from devastating wildfires.

Death notices for 9/20 edition
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Death notices for 9/20 edition

Robert ‘Bob’ L. Power, 81

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Kids swipe political signs from yards

Kids were allegedly running around people’s yards stealing political campaign signs. A man called Kalispell Police Department to report political signs were stolen from his yard, not once, but twice. Political signs he reported stolen earlier in the week had purportedly reappeared at his door, so he put them back up and they were stolen again.

Donna Shane Hopkins, 77
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Donna Shane Hopkins, 77

Donna Shane Hopkins' generous and expansive heart, beating since her Valentine-Day birth 77 years ago, 1943, finally gave up trying to cope with all the medical challenges she experienced over the years, including a battle with COVID-19 that she survived.

Gerald 'Jerry' Turner, 83
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Gerald 'Jerry' Turner, 83

Gerald “Jerry” Turner, 83, died on Aug. 25, 2020 in the loving presence of his eldest son, Anthony.

Elizabeth 'Betty' Powell, 94
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Elizabeth 'Betty' Powell, 94

Betty was born in Edinburgh, Scotland, to Elizabeth McMillan Mathew and George Mathew in August of 1925. She died at the end of February 2020.

Jean Ellen Hillstead French, 91
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Jean Ellen Hillstead French, 91

Jean Ellen Hillstead French, 91, of Lindon, Utah, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020.

John W. Myers, 77
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John W. Myers, 77

John W. Myers, 77, of Bigfork, passed away Sept. 4, 2020, at Ogden Mountain

Stanley Virgil Webber, 71
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Stanley Virgil Webber, 71

Stanley Virgil Webber, 71, passed away Monday, Sept.14, 2020, from kidney failure and pneumonia. He was COVID negative.

Jay T. Evans, 65
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Jay T. Evans, 65

Jay T. Evans died June 15, 2020, in New Orleans, where he lived for 45 years.

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