Collapsed northern Arizona highway under repair

U.S. 10/05/18, 18:06

Crews are repairing a collapsed major northern Arizona highway that tourists use to reach the Grand Canyon's North Rim, Lake Powell and southern Utah.A 30-foot (9-meter) section of U.S. 89 caved in late Wednesday from the remnants of Tropical Storm Rosa.One person who crossed the section as it gave way ...

Collins and Murkowski offer contrast on Kavanaugh vote

U.S. 10/05/18, 17:54

They're longtime friends, but Republican Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins displayed vastly different styles Friday as they reached opposite conclusions on the crucial question of whether to support Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.Murkowski, in her fourth term representing Alaska, quietly uttered a single word — no — ...

Leader of major drug ring sentenced to 30 years in prison

California 10/05/18, 17:54

The leader of a drug ring that was caught with nearly 200 pounds of mostly pure methamphetamine has been sentenced to 30 years in prison.Forty-one-year-old Israel Angeles-Moctezuma, of Stockton, California was the last of 52 defendants to plead guilty and be sentenced in the case.The U.S. Attorney's office said in ...

Groups seek US help in identifying migrant remains

U.S. 10/05/18, 17:37

Representatives of dozens of U.S. and Latin American advocacy groups pressed their case Friday for access to an FBI-run DNA database to help them locate and identify the remains of thousands of migrants thought to have disappeared over the last several decades while crossing the Mexican border into the United ...

2 students suffer burns in chem accident at NYC high school

New York 10/05/18, 17:15

Two teenage girls have suffered burns in a chemistry experiment at a New York City high school.The accident happened shortly after 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Bronx International High School.WABC-TV reports that the two students suffered burns to their faces, arms and hands when vapors from a bottle of alcohol ...

Q&A: Harvard’s new president on challenges, ideals

U.S. 10/05/18, 16:52

Harvard University's new president is taking over at a contentious time for the nation's oldest college.It faces a new federal endowment tax that could cost more than $40 million a year. Its admissions office is the subject of a discrimination lawsuit and a separate inquiry by the U.S. Justice Department. ...

Vehicle blamed for deadly California wildfire

California 10/05/18, 16:46

Authorities say a California wildfire that killed two firefighters and destroyed nearly a dozen buildings in Northern California was caused by a vehicle.The U.S. Forest Service on Friday said investigators determined that a hot catalytic converter ignited dry roadside vegetation. However, investigators haven't identified the vehicle.The so-called Ferguson fire began ...

No. 12 UCF turns focus to AAC race against SMU

Florida 10/05/18, 16:16

No. 12 UCF feels criticism of its schedule is invalid and that the American Athletic Conference is proving that as the season progresses.The Knights (4-0, 1-0) return their focus to league play this week, trying to extend the nation's longest winning streak against SMU (2-3, 1-0)."We're going into week five. ...

151-year-old footwear manufacturing company shuts down

New York 10/05/18, 15:47

A western New York shoe manufacturer founded by two Civil War veteran brothers more than 150 years ago is closing, putting its 82 employees out of work.A layoff notice filed with the state Department of Labor by P.W. Minor in Batavia says the company is shutting down Friday. An earlier ...

Update: Sheriff: Man ambushed officers questioning son

U.S. 10/05/18, 14:40

The Latest on the shooting of seven police officers in South Carolina (all times local):2:25 p.m.Blood-soaked evidence lies on Saxon Drive in the Vintage Place neighborhood where several members of law enforcement were shot, one fatally, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018, in Florence, S.C. (AP Photo/Sean Rayford)The sheriff investigating the shooting ...

Oklahoma City power plant fuel tank fire burns out

U.S. 10/05/18, 14:23

Firefighters say a fire that sent thick, black smoke from a 7,000-gallon (26,500 liter) oil tank at an Oklahoma City power plant has burned out.Battalion Chief Benny Fulkerson said Friday that the fire in an insulated tank containing heating oil at the Oklahoma Gas & Electric plant burned out Thursday ...

Week 6: A ranked Red River matchup, road test for Irish

Texas 10/05/18, 14:17

The first weekend of October features three games matching ranked teams, with an unbeaten team in each game.No. 19 Texas and No. 7 Oklahoma face off in the Big 12, No. 5 LSU is at No. 22 Florida and No. 6 Notre Dame goes to No. 24 Virginia Tech. ...

Montana tribe deflects blame for misuse of water money

U.S. 10/05/18, 14:00

Crow Indian leaders blamed U.S. officials for "gross mismanagement" of tribal money after investigators said the Montana tribe misused or couldn't account for almost $13 million intended for water system improvements.Crow Chairman Alvin "A.J." Not Afraid said in a Thursday night statement that he was working to change a system ...

Mom charged with torture denied mental health diversion

California 10/05/18, 13:10

A Southern California judge on Friday denied a request by a woman charged with the torture and abuse of most of her 13 children to be considered for a mental health diversion program, authorities said.Louise Turpin's attorney, Jeff Moore, made the request during a court appearance in Riverside, arguing his ...

Prisons say changes after guards fell ill have cut smuggling

Pennsylvania 10/05/18, 12:23

Pennsylvania prison officials say they are seeing positive results from changes to mail and visiting policies meant to address a slew of incidents in recent months that caused dozens of corrections officers and other employees to seek medical help for suspected exposure to synthetic marijuana.The agency says cases of suspected ...

Kansas State gets angry and needs better start at Baylor

Texas 10/05/18, 12:23

The Kansas State Wildcats finally got angry about their performance, and it seemed to make a difference in the second half of their last game."I think there is that, what I've been looking for, that anger," coach Bill Snyder said. "That's not at anybody other than ourselves, in regards to ...

Report: Protester at fault for injuries by sheriff’s SUV

California 10/05/18, 12:15

A 62-year-old demonstrator was at fault when she was injured by a Sacramento County sheriff's patrol vehicle while protesting the killing of an unarmed black man by police, investigators said Friday.Activist Wanda Cleveland walked into the path of the sport utility vehicle while carrying a protest sign and tried to ...

Rivalry renewed: No. 17 Miami, Florida State set to clash

Florida 10/05/18, 11:37

There have been bigger games in the Miami-Florida State rivalry. Games that have thwarted undefeated seasons. Games that have cost a team the national championship. Games that elevate someone to the No. 1 spot in the rankings.None of that applies this time.Yet to the Hurricanes and Seminoles, it's still enormous.No. ...

Update: Judge decides not to revoke Chicago cop’s bond

U.S. 10/05/18, 11:36

The Latest on the murder trial of white Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke in the shooting of black teenager Laquan McDonald (all times local):10:30 a.m.Prosecutor Jody Gleason begins closing statements during the first degree murder trial for Officer Jason Van Dyke, left, for the shooting death of Laquan McDonald ...