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Sex-assault inquiry raises concern

Subscriber onlyThe Oakland, Calif., Police Department asks officer applicants if they’ve ever been sexually assaulted, which appears to be a rare and potentially problematic question, a newspaper reported Sunday. Continue reading...

Donations surge ahead of midterms

Adelson, wife gave $25M to GOP Senate fund in September

Subscriber onlyBillionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, delivered another $25 million to help Republicans try to hold control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 election, adding to the more than $87 million they previously gave to bolster the GOP's midterm campaign. Continue reading...

Floor collapse hurts 30 partygoers

No one trapped in accident near S.C.’s Clemson University

Subscriber onlyThe floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson University collapsed during a large private party early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. Continue reading...

Medicaid expansion a key election issue

Drive gains traction in some Republican-leaning states, surprises lawmakers

Subscriber onlyFor nearly a decade, opposition to former President Barack Obama's health care law has been a winning message for Nebraska Republicans. Continue reading...

Mississippi drivers' auto tags delayed

Subscriber onlyLargest U.K. navy Continue reading...

U.S. studies tightening gender definition

Sex as biological, unchangeable condition floated in health department memo

Subscriber onlyPresident Donald Trump's administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil-rights law. Continue reading...

In the news

Subscriber onlyHamdia Ahmed, 20, said a Dunkin' Donuts worker in Portland, Maine, called police after hearing Ahmed and her family speaking Somali while waiting in the drive-thru, telling The Portland Press Herald the store owner apologized and rescinded the no-trespass order issued by police. Continue reading...

Names and faces

Subscriber onlyAn eagerly awaited new Halloween movie killed it at the box office, setting weekend records for the popular slasher genre of horror films. Continue reading...

The Nation in Brief

Subscriber only2 teens face charges in officer's death Continue reading...

Bolton faces tense talks with Russia over nuclear treaty

Subscriber onlyMOSCOW -- U.S. National Security Adviser John Bolton faces two days of high-tension talks in Moscow beginning Monday after President Donald Trump announced his intention to withdraw from a landmark nuclear weapons treaty. Continue reading...

"I don't feel real": Mental stress mounting after Michael

Subscriber onlyPANAMA CITY, Fla. -- Amy Cross has a hard time explaining the stress of living in a city that was splintered by Hurricane Michael. She's fearful after hearing gunshots at night, and she's confused because she no longer recognizes the place where she's spent her entire 45 years. Continue reading...

Mega Millions players ponder how to spend record $1.6B prize

Subscriber onlyCHICAGO -- With the Mega Millions lottery jackpot at a record $1.6 billion, people are snapping up tickets across the U.S. Continue reading...

Dozens injured in floor collapse at S. Carolina apartment party

Subscriber onlyATLANTA -- The floor of a clubhouse near Clemson University where a large party was taking place collapsed early Sunday, hurtling dozens of people into the basement, authorities said. Thirty people were injured. Continue reading...

Who follows Speaker Ryan? Battle for power looms in GOP

Subscriber onlyWASHINGTON -- Win or lose in the race for the majority, House Republicans are at risk of plunging into a messy leadership battle after the November election, with the party lacking a clear heir apparent to take the place of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Continue reading...

Moscow says US treaty pullout would be 'very dangerous step'

Subscriber onlyELKO, Nevada -- President Donald Trump says his intention to scrap a landmark arms control agreement Russia follows years of violations by Moscow in developing prohibited weapons, and "we're not going to be the only one to adhere to it." The Kremlin said the pullout "would be a very dangerous step." Continue reading...

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