Reputation precedes ‘El Chapo’ as US trial approaches

New York 11/04/18, 10:41

He is accused of having a hand in dozens of murders, of using his drug cartel to smuggle more than 200 tons of cocaine into the United States, even pulling off running the massive operation from behind bars. That's when he wasn't busy escaping from jail — twice. The mythical criminal ...

Florida’s pick for governor: Trump’s guy vs. liberal darling

U.S. 11/04/18, 10:34

Floridians will choose between one of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters and an unabashed liberal when they elect a new governor Tuesday. The contrast couldn't be greater between Republican former U.S. Rep. Ron DeSantis and Democratic Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, who would be Florida's first black governor and the first ...

Trump’s Road Show: In Florida, says Democrats too extreme

U.S. 11/04/18, 00:30

Six days, eight states, 11 rallies. Scenes from the road as President Donald Trump sprints to Election Day (all times local): SATURDAY, 6:30 p.m. WHERE: Pensacola International Airport, Pensacola, Florida Unbelievable crowd in Florida tonight. Get out and VOTE! #MAGA?? pic.twitter.com/zpLkAko8If — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 4, 2018 RUNNING TIME: 87 minutes. SIGN OF THE ...

Longtime leader of ACLU’s Southern California chapter dies

U.S. 11/03/18, 22:56

Ramona Ripston, a longtime activist who built up the American Civil Liberties Union of Southern California into a major organization, has died. She was 91.Ripston died Saturday at her home after several years of illness, said David Colker, a spokesman for the chapter.As executive director of the ACLU SoCal from ...

Update: Giuliani stumps for GOP’s Tarkanian in Las Vegas

New York 11/03/18, 19:44

The Latest on the final push on the campaign trail in Nevada ahead of Tuesday's general election (all times local): 4:40 p.m. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani is the latest big name helping boost Nevada Republicans in the battleground western state. Giuliani planned an appearance late Saturday afternoon at the Las ...

2 girls, 1 adult killed in Wisconsin hit-and-run crash

U.S. 11/03/18, 19:09

Authorities say two girls and one adult walking near a county road were killed in a hit-and-run crash in western Wisconsin.WEAU-TV reports that the crash happened at 11:41 a.m. Saturday in Lake Hallie, a village located about 95 miles (153 kilometers) east of Minneapolis. Officials say two girls and one ...

Update: Jimmy Buffett takes musical digs at Republicans

U.S. 11/03/18, 17:16

The Latest on the final weekend campaign rallies in Florida (all times local): 5:15 p.m. Famed Florida singer Jimmy Buffett took some musical shots at President Donald Trump and Gov. Rick Scott as he campaigned for the state's Democratic candidates. Performing Saturday at a West Palm Beach campaign rally for U.S. Sen. Bill ...

Battle for US House focuses on Orange County, California

U.S. 11/03/18, 15:27

By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California on Saturday in a frantic rush to secure votes, knocking on doors, pleading with voters by phone and urging volunteers at crowded rallies not to slow down. In the closely fought 39th Congressional District southeast of Los Angeles, Republican candidate ...

Former Microsoft CEO, wife give $16M to Detroit nonprofits

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:57

Former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer and his wife, Connie, have announced they are giving $16 million to be shared among 18 nonprofits in the Detroit area. The Ballmers announced the grants this past week through the Ballmer Group, which focuses on helping children and families escape poverty. Recipients include City Year ...

Update: Trump, at Montana rally, cites booming economy

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:51

The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local): 12:50 p.m. President Donald Trump is emphasizing the booming economy as he urges supporters in Montana to back Republicans on Election Day. Trump says at a rally at the Bozeman airport that if Republicans lose the House, "radical Democrats" will undo his efforts over ...

Update: California candidates urging people to vote

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:51

The Latest on midterm campaigning in California (all times local)11:50 a.m.By bus, by freeway or on foot, candidates dashed across California knocking on doors, dialing phones and urging voters at crowded rallies to head to the polls.Among the closest races Saturday were a string of Republican-held U.S. House seats in ...

2 dead after Amazon building collapse in severe weather

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:33

Two people were killed when part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather, a spokeswoman for the retail giant said Saturday. The men worked for an outside company and not Amazon, spokeswoman Rachael Lighty said. No one else was injured when severe storms with strong winds tore through Maryland ...

Report: Amazon in ‘advanced talks’ to build new HQ near DC

New York 11/03/18, 14:30

Retail giant Amazon Inc. is in "advanced talks" to open its second headquarters in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, The Washington Post reported Saturday. Amazon, based in Seattle, is apparently seriously considering an area known as Crystal City. It's a large residential and office complex in Arlington, Virginia, just south of ...

Months after California wildfire, pets and owners reunited

U.S. 11/03/18, 14:23

When hundreds of people lost their homes in a deadly Northern California fire last summer, many who either couldn't track down their pets or didn't have time to grab them assumed they were gone forever.But a volunteer group of animal lovers has been proving many of them wrong.In this undated ...

Dodge, Columbia among counties denied FEMA aid, Marquette approved

U.S. 11/03/18, 13:43

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has denied requests for federal assistance for individuals in Dodge, Adams, Columbia, Fond du Lac, Green Lake, Jefferson, Ozaukee and Washington counties. FEMA investigated storm damage claims from Aug. 17 through Sept. 14 involving high winds, tornadoes, heavy rains and flooding. Weather caused significant damage to ...

Update: 2 dead after Amazon building collapses in storm

U.S. 11/03/18, 12:46

The Latest on the collapse of a section of an Amazon distribution warehouse on Baltimore (all times local):12:30 p.m.A company official says a second person is dead after part of an Amazon distribution warehouse collapsed amid severe weather in Baltimore.Amazon's senior vice president of operations Dave Clark said in a ...

About 100 gather for ‘healing service’ outside synagogue

U.S. 11/03/18, 12:40

About 100 people gathered in a cold drizzle for what was called a "healing service" outside the Pittsburgh synagogue that was the scene of a mass shooting a week ago.Former Tree of Life rabbi Chuck Diamond led Saturday morning's 45-minute service, which featured prayers, songs and poetry. The Rev. Lee ...