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WASHINGTON | Investigators treating packages as ‘live devices,’ not hoax

WASHINGTON — Investigators searched coast-to-coast Thursday for clues to the motives behind a mail bomb plot apparently aimed at critics…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. | Country bluesman, hit songwriter Tony Joe White dies

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A record label representative says Tony Joe White, the country bluesman and hit songwriter behind such successes…

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AP Top 25 Podcast: Hot-seat season’s here; Who’s in trouble?

The back half of the college football season means playoff races and coaching changes. On the latest AP Top 25…

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TORONTO | Blue Jays hire Rays bench coach Charlie Montoyo as manager

TORONTO — Charlie Montoyo, a bench coach for the Tampa Bay Rays this season, was hired as manager of the…

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NEW YORK | Capitals F Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension upheld by Bettman

NEW YORK— Washington Capitals forward Tom Wilson’s 20-game suspension for an illegal check to an opponent’s head in a preseason…

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AP source: NFL fires down judge Cruz for poor performance

The NFL fired down judge Hugo Cruz on Thursday for inadequate performance, a person familiar with the firing tells The…

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. | Report: Maryland football not ‘toxic,’ but has problems

COLLEGE PARK, Md. — An external investigation of the Maryland football program under coach DJ Durkin has determined that the…

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WASHINGTON | The Latest: Former VP Joe Biden: ‘Turn off hate machine’

WASHINGTON — The Latest on pipe bombs sent to prominent critics of President Donald Trump (all times local): 5:25 p.m….

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NEW YORK | Gillibrand says in debate: I’d finish out my Senate term

NEW YORK — U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, considered a potential Democratic candidate for the White House in 2020, said during…

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SIOUX FALLS, S.D. | Sutton’s formula puts Democrats within reach in South Dakota

SIOUX FALLS, S.D.— With a cowboy’s appeal and a carefully tailored image as a moderate, Democrat Billie Sutton is waging…

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WASHINGTON | Trump sends troops to border, an issue that fires up base

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is planning to dispatch at least 800 active duty troops to the southern border at…

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WASHINGTON News: Justice Department Funds New District of Oregon Indian Country Prosecutor

Special Assistant U.S. Attorney (SAUSA) to Focus on Prosecutions Involving the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation WASHINGTON—In recognition…

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NEW YORK | Trump Foundation lawsuit paused until higher court weighs in

NEW YORK — A New York judge is mothballing a lawsuit over President Donald Trump’s charitable foundation until a higher…

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NEW YORK | After long losing streak, US stocks surge on solid earnings

NEW YORK — Strong results from major companies including Microsoft and Visa helped U.S. stocks bust out of another losing…

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Pennsylvania News: West Virginia Man, Durell Anthony Jones Charged With Trafficking $2.5M of Meth and Cocaine

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A West Virginia man has been arrested and charged in federal court in Pittsburgh with conspiracy to…

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NEW YORK | Amazon’s profit soars, but revenue disappoints

NEW YORK — Amazon’s profit soared to nearly $3 billion in the third quarter, fueled by the growth of online…

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VIRGINIA News: Danville, Two Danville Men Plead Guilty to Child Pornography Charge

Matthew Ferguson and Joshua Coleman Filmed Sex Acts Performed on Minor Danville, VIRGINIA – A pair of Danville men pleaded…

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WASHINGTON | Trump says new proposal will lower some US drug prices

WASHINGTON — Less than two weeks before the midterm elections, President Donald Trump on Thursday announced a plan to lower…

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DALLAS | Airline revenue is rising but so too are costs

DALLAS — Airlines have figured out how to extract more money from passengers, and they will need it to cover…

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BERLIN | Norwegian fund, German utility exchange barbs over coal mine

BERLIN  — A Norwegian pension fund is doubling down on its criticism of German utility firm RWE over the power…

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HUIXTLA, Mexico | In migrant caravan, a Nicaraguan family flees persecution

HUIXTLA, Mexico— Amid thousands of mostly Honduran migrants hoping to make it to the United States, the Velasquez Gonzalez family…

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DEAD SEA, Jordan | 18 killed as Jordan flash flood sweeps away students on trip

DEAD SEA, Jordan  — At least 18 people were killed Thursday when flash floods swept away a group of teachers…

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ISTANBUL | The Latest: UN expert: Writer had ‘extrajudicial execution’

ISTANBUL— The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi (all times local): 10:45 p.m. An independent United Nations…

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SEATTLE | Washington Supreme Court upholds most of charter school law

SEATTLE  — The Washington Supreme Court upheld most of the state’s charter school law Thursday, eliminating the specter that a…

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MEXICO CITY | In Nicaragua, political violence spurs migration

MEXICO CITY — There are a relatively tiny number of Nicaraguans who decided to try their luck with the caravan…