US groundhog to make annual weather forecast
On Saturday a furry prognosticators will forecast either an early spring or six more weeks of winter, but the accuracy of the forecast is dubious
U.S. calls China’s tariffs on American autos ‘egregious’
Three days before a U.S.-China summit, the top U.S. trade official is blasting Beijing for imposing "egregious" taxes on American-made cars. In a statement Wednesday, U.S. Trade Rep. Robert Lighthizer complained that China slaps 40 percent tariffs on U.S. auto imports — more than the 15 percent tariffs it imposes on ...
Wildfire smoke is becoming a nationwide health threat
The impacts of recent forest fires in California reach well beyond the burned areas. Smoke from the Camp Fire created hazardous air quality conditions in San Francisco, more than 170 miles to the southwest – but it didn’t stop there. Cross-country winds carried it across the United States, creating hazy conditions ...
Road access cut off to N. Carolina city after Florence
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Authorities are looking at going by air and water to get food into a North Carolina city that was cut off from road access by Florence's floodwaters.
Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms
Flooded rivers from Florence's driving rains have begun to swamp coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.
Wainwright blanks Dodgers over 6 innings, Cardinals win 5-0
ST. LOUIS (AP) — Adam Wainwright pitched two-hit ball over six innings for his first win in five months, Marcell Ozuna homered and the St. Louis Cardinals salvaged the finale of a four-game series with a 5-0 victory over the Los Angeles Dodgers on Sunday night.
Prescott, Dallas D lead Cowboys to 20-13 win over Giants
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Dak Prescott threw a 64-yard touchdown pass to Tavon Austin on the third play of the game and the Dallas Cowboys sacked Eli Manning six times in a 20-13 victory over the New York Giants on Sunday night.
$2.5M bond for Border Patrol agent in killings of 4 in Texas
HOUSTON (AP) — A U.S. Border Patrol supervisor was jailed Sunday on $2.5 million bond in Texas, accused of killing at least four women and injuring a fifth who managed to escape.
Broncos rally past Raiders 20-19 on McManus winner
DENVER (AP) — Case Keenum already has this fourth-quarter comeback thing down pat.
Keselowski wins NASCAR playoff opener, gets 500th for Penske
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Brad Keselowski nailed the final restart and roared away from the field in the scorching Vegas heat.
Carlson misses 2 FGs in OT, Vikings and Packers tie
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Daniel Carlson missed two field goals in overtime, including one from 35 yards as time expired, and the Minnesota Vikings had to settle for a 29-29 tie with the Green Bay Packers after rallying from a late 13-point deficit on Sunday.
Mahomes throws 6 TDs, Chiefs hold off Steelers 42-37
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Patrick Mahomes tied a franchise record with six touchdown passes and the Kansas City Chiefs put on an impressive offensive display in a 42-37 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday.
Saints narrowly prolong Browns’ winless streak 21-18
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints needed less than 10 minutes to obliterate what looked like a milestone victory for the seemingly cursed Cleveland Browns.
Succop kicks 31-yard field goal as Titans edge Texans 20-17
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Ryan Succop kicked a 31-yard field goal with 1:00 left, and the battered Tennessee Titans held off the Houston Texans 20-17 on Sunday to give Mike Vrabel his first victory as an NFL head coach.
Photos: Flooding from Florence swamps neighborhoods
LUMBERTON, N.C. (AP) — Dams overflowed, dozens of roads flooded and whole neighborhoods were inundated as unrelenting rain from Tropical Depression Florence continued to fall over North Carolina.
‘Green Book’ wins audience award at Toronto Film Festival
NEW YORK (AP) — Peter Farrelly's crowd-pleasing Deep South road trip movie "Green Book" won the Toronto International Film Festival's audience award on Sunday, putting it on an envious path to the Oscars.
Shark attack victim was engineering student, outdoorsman
WELLFLEET, Mass. (AP) — Friends say a 26-year-old man who was killed in a shark attack off a Cape Cod beach was an engineering student who loved the outdoors.
Lockout looming? NHL is 1 year away from key labor deadline
Connor McDavid heard teammates talking about another potential lockout when he entered the NHL — in 2015.
A timeline of the Chicago police shooting of Laquan McDonald
CHICAGO (AP) — Opening statements are expected Monday in the first-degree murder trial of a white Chicago police officer in the fatal shooting of a black 17-year-old, Laquan McDonald.
Taskmaster judge presides over Chicago cop’s murder trial
CHICAGO (AP) — The judge hearing the trial of a white Chicago police officer accused in the deadly shooting of a black teenager has presided over some of the biggest cases in the city's recent history — and he has a reputation as a fearless taskmaster.
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