Thursday, September 21, 2017


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Rescue team members Candida Lozada, left, and Stephanie Rivera, right, embrace as they wait to assist in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria in Humacao, Puerto Rico, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.

BY DANICA COTO SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The strongest hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in over 80 years destroyed hundreds of homes, knocked out power across the entire island and triggered heavy flooding ...
In this July 14, 2016 file photo a loggerhead sea turtle, is released back into the gulf after being treated for pneumonia at Gulf World Marine Institute, in Inlet Beach, Fla.

Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., center, speaks to the media, accompanied by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., left, Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sen. John Thune, R-S.D., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., on Capitol Hill, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in Washington.

In this March 16, 2017 photo, air traffic controllers work in the tower at John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York.

Oklahoma City Police Capt. Bo Mathews answers a question during a news conference in Oklahoma City, Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017.


Two men apparently in need of a big-time energy boost are wanted by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office after they made off with several cases of energy drinks from a convenience store on ...
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This 2017 file photo provided by the Tooele County Sheriff's Office shows Lyle Jeffs. Jeffs, a polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run in a fraud case, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 20, 2017, in an escape and food-stamp fraud cases, in federal court in Salt Lake City.

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A polygamous sect leader recaptured after a year on the run has pleaded guilty in an escape and food-stamp fraud case. Lyle Jeffs pleaded guilty ...
In this Sept. 2, 2017, photo, Marta Rivera consoles her 10-year-old daughter, Santo, who sobbed as her mother described how she became more anxious about being deported since Donald Trump was elected president, during a meeting with an immigration advocate at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Houston.

BY ELLIOT SPAGAT HOUSTON (AP) — Immigrants came from across Houston to a Baptist church gymnasium and stacked dollies with boxes of cereal, orange juice and household necessities like cleaning ...
This Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017, GOES East satellite image provided by NASA taken at 7:45 p.m EDT, shows Hurricane Maria as it approaches the Lesser Antilles.

This Feb. 10, 2017 photo shows the radio antennas that make up the Very Large Array astronomical observatory are positioned in the background on the Plains of San Augustin west of Socorro, N.M.

Clergy march together after holding an interfaith prayer service calling for peace and solidarity at Kiener Plaza on Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, in St. Louis.

A group protests U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017, as he arrives in Portland, Ore., to discuss sanctuary city policies with city and regional law enforcement officials.

In this Feb. 15, 2017 file photo, people take the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center.

In this March 1, 2017, photo, Dennis Lyon sits outside the University of California, San Diego’s Moores Cancer Center, where he was treated for an unusual skin cancer that had spread widely


Cleveland Indians' Yandy Diaz watches his RBI-single against the Los Angeles Angels during the sixth inning of a baseball game in Anaheim, Calif., Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

Indians roll on, beat Angels 6-3 for 25th win in 26 games

BY STEVE DILBECK ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Some people might have figured the Cleveland Indians were due for a little slump after their winning streak was snapped at 22 games, ...
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez celebrates with New York Yankees relief pitcher Aroldis Chapman after the Yankees defeated the Minnesota Twins 5-2 in a baseball game in New York, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017.

LEADING OFF: Dodgers can clinch NL West; Cubs on a roll

A look at what’s happening all around the majors today: ___ THE WEST IS NEARLY WON The Dodgers can clinch their fifth straight NL West title with a victory in ...
In this Aug. 7, 2016, file photo United States swimmer Michael Phelps encourages his teammates in the final of the men's 4x100-meter freestyle relay during the swimming competitions at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

AP Interview: Phelps has ‘no desire’ to return to swimming

BY PAUL NEWBERRY Michael Phelps wondered if watching others compete at the world championships would pique his desire for another comeback. Nope. Phelps said Tuesday he has “no desire” to ...
Miami Marlins' Giancarlo Stanton is congratulated in the dugout after hitting a three-run home run during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the New York Mets, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, in Miami.

Stanton needs one last surge to match Maris’ 61 homers

BY STEVEN WINE MIAMI (AP) — Giancarlo Stanton asked to sit out a game — not so much because he was tired of playing, but because he was tired of ...
Kansas City Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce (87) vaults over Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Rasul Douglas (32) during the second half of an NFL football game in Kansas City, Mo., Sunday, Sept. 17, 2017.

Chiefs take over top spot in AP Pro32 poll; Falcons are 2nd

BY SIMMI BUTTAR NEW YORK (AP) — Of the eight teams off to 2-0 starts this season, perhaps the most impressive has been the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs went ...


In this March 8, 2015, file photo, Jimmy Kimmel arrives at the 32nd Annual Paleyfest : "Scandal" held at The Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.

Jimmy Kimmel: Senator ‘lied right to my face’ on health care

BY PATRICK MAIRS Jimmy Kimmel sharply criticized U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy on his late-night show, saying the Louisiana Republican “lied right to my face” by going back on his word ...
In this Sept. 19, 2014, file photo, Billy Bush arrives at the Operation Smile's 2014 Smile Gala in Beverly Hills, Calif. Bush announced his separation from wife Sydney Davis on Sept. 19, 2017, after nearly 20 years of marriage.

Billy Bush separating from wife after nearly 20 years

NEW YORK (AP) — Former “Access Hollywood” and “Today” show personality Billy Bush has separated from wife Sydney Davis after nearly 20 years of marriage. Jill Fritzo, Bush’s publicist, says ...
Hillary Clinton holds her book "It Takes A Village" as she sits on stage at the Warner Theatre in Washington, Monday, Sept. 18, 2017, during a book tour event for her new book "What Happened" hosted by the Politics and Prose Bookstore.

Clinton mocks ‘manspreading’ Putin

NEW YORK (AP) — When Hillary Clinton took the guest’s seat on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert,” she was in a mood to put Russian President Vladimir Putin on ...
In this Oct. 1, 2015, file photo, Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor," poses for photos in New York.

O’Reilly says his ouster was hit job and business decision

BY DAVID BAUDER NEW YORK (AP) — Bill O’Reilly said Tuesday that his firing from Fox News Channel in April was a “political hit job” and that his network’s parent ...
In this Nov. 6, 2016 file photo, Leonardo DiCaprio accepts the Hollywood documentary award for "Before the Flood" at the 20th annual Hollywood Film Awards in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Leonardo DiCaprio foundation awards $20M in eco-grants

NEW YORK (AP) — Leonardo DiCaprio announced Tuesday that his eco-focused foundation has given more than $20 million this year in fresh grants to more than 100 organizations around the ...