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August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

China's deadly summer floods have caused $25B in damages

BEIJING (AP) — Summer floods in China have left more than 200 people dead or missing and caused $25 billion in direct damages, an emergency management official said Thursday.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

New Mexico History Museum, monument vandalized in Santa Fe

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A statue honoring a 20th Century Hispanic priest and World War II veteran has been vandalized along with the New Mexico History Museum walls in an apparent attack to honor an anniversary where Indigenous people revolted against early Spanish settlers.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

Residents told to evacuate as wildfire in Gorge area grows

MOSIER, Ore. (AP) — A wildfire that started between Hood River and The Dalles in Oregon's Columbia River Gorge grew quickly Wednesday afternoon, prompting mandatory evacuations.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

Asia Today: Australia outbreak slows, New Zealand cases grow

SYDNEY (AP) — The coronavirus outbreak centered in Australia's second-largest city showed a decline in new infections Thursday, though the state's leader urged continued vigilance.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

Puzzling New Zealand virus outbreak grows to 17 cases

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A puzzling new outbreak of the coronavirus in New Zealand's largest city grew to 17 cases on Thursday, with officials saying the number will likely increase further.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

New Mexico warns of fake face mask exemption cards

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico health officials are warning residents that fraudulent face mask exemption cards are being distributed to the public.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

War's end meant years of pain for Japanese girl in China

TOKYO (AP) — The last day of the Pacific War was also supposed to be Fumie Sato's last.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

Dietrich debuts as Rangers rally in 8th for 7-4 win over M's

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Todd Frazier scored the tiebreaking run on a wild pitch in the eighth inning, Willie Calhoun then hit a two-run single and the Texas Rangers overcame an early four-run deficit to beat the Seattle Mariners 7-4 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

Pitching, Turner's 3-run blast help Dodgers beat Padres, 6-0

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Tony Gonsolin and five relievers combined on a six-hit shutout, Justin Turner hit a three-run homer, and the Los Angeles Dodgers beat the San Diego Padres 6-0 on Wednesday night to avoid losing three in a row for the first time since last August.

August 12, 2020 10:03 p.m.

EPA expected to undo methane leak rule for oil, gas industry

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden and Kamala Harris pushed past their one-time political rivalry to deliver an aggressive attack on the character and performance of President Donald Trump in their historic first appearance as running mates.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Immigration officials detain 2 men, sparking protest in Bend

BEND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters rallied to block Immigration and Customs Enforcement officials from detaining two men in Bend.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Warning on Russia adds questions about Senate's Biden probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even before last week's intelligence assessment on foreign election interference, Republican Sen. Ron Johnson was facing criticism from Democrats that his investigation of presidential candidate Joe Biden and Ukraine was politically motivated and advancing Russian interests.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Iowa farmers assess losses after storm flattened cornfields

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Farmers across a wide swath of Iowa are dealing with the heartbreaking aftermath of a rare wind storm that turned what was looking like a record corn crop into deep losses for many.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

'One of us': South Asians celebrate Harris as VP choice

CHICAGO (AP) — Two words summed up Tamani Jayasinghe’s exuberance for the first Indian American and Black woman to run for vice president: “Kamala Aunty.”

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

Asian shares mixed, led by Tokyo gains, after Wall St rally

TOKYO (AP) — Asian shares were mostly higher on Thursday, cheered by the rally on Wall Street that's likely a boon for export-driven regional economies, even as investors worry about the coronanvirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 9:27 p.m.

16 inmates positive for COVID-19 as virus spreads on Oahu

HONOLULU (AP) — Seven more inmates at Hawaii's biggest jail have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total number of infections to 16, the state Department of Public Safety said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Loyd scores 20, Bird returns in Storm's 100-63 win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Jewell Loyd and Sami Whitcomb each scored 20 points and the Seattle Storm won their sixth straight game with a 100-63 rout of the Atlanta Dream on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Sky top Mercury behind solid defensive effort

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 20 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-71 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Puerto Rico set for 2nd voting round after botched primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Ricans prepared Thursday for a second consecutive weekend of primary elections after the U.S. territory's Supreme Court ordered authorities to reopen polling centers where botched ballot supplies prevented people from voting in the first round.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

George, Leonard lead Clippers past Nuggets for No. 2 seed

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul George scored 27 points, Kawhi Leonard had 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over the third-seeded Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto America' game

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Lotto America" game were:

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

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August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

UN chief: pandemic threatens peace and risks new conflicts

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned Wednesday that the COVID-19 pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

NBA sees seven of the eight first-round matchups set

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA playoff bracket is nearly set.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Sky beat Mercury 89-71 behind Quigley's 20 points

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Allie Quigley scored 20 points, Kahleah Copper added 16 points and the Chicago Sky beat the Phoenix Mercury 89-71 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

US says Iran briefly seizes oil tanker near Strait of Hormuz

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The Iranian navy boarded and briefly seized a Liberian-flagged oil tanker near the strategic Strait of Hormuz amid heightened tensions between Tehran and the U.S., a U.S. military official said Thursday.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Clippers beat Nuggets to wrap up No. 2 seed in West

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Paul George scored 27 points, Kawhi Leonard had 26 and the Los Angeles Clippers wrapped up the second seed in the Western Conference playoffs with a 124-111 victory over the third-seeded Denver Nuggets on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Nashville defeats Dallas 1-0 as MLS restarts the season

FRISCO, Texas (AP) — David Accam scored in the 86th minute to give Nashville SC a 1-0 victory over FC Dallas on Wednesday night in the first match for both teams since Major League Soccer shut down the season in March because of the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

AP PHOTOS: Thai scientists catch bats to trace virus origins

KANCHANABURI, Thailand (AP) — Researchers in Thailand have been trekking though the countryside to catch bats in their caves in an effort to trace the murky origins of the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 9:03 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lotto' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Lotto" game were:

August 12, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Clint Frazier has big season debut; Yankees beat Braves 6-3

NEW YORK (AP) — Injury fill-in Clint Frazier had three hits, including a home run, and scored twice in his season debut as the Yankees beat Atlanta 6-3 Wednesday night, sweeping a two-game set.

August 12, 2020 8:27 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 11:04 p.m. EDT

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

August 12, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Bob Woodward's new Trump book, 'Rage,' due out next month

WASHINGTON (AP) — Veteran Washington Post reporter Bob Woodward's new book about President Donald Trump is titled “Rage” and will be released Sept. 15, less than two months before Election Day, according to a listing on Amazon.com.

August 12, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Marlins finally get to go home after beating Blue Jays 14-11

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — If Magneuris Sierra and the Miami Marlins were looking for special souvenirs to bring home from their extra long road trip, they found them with a big extra-inning win and a hold on first place.

August 12, 2020 8:27 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Powerball' game

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the "Powerball" game were:

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Ruiz, Sisco, Santander go deep in Orioles' win over Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Anthony Santander

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Rays pounce on Red Sox, hold on for 9-5 win

BOSTON (AP) — Blake Snell pitched five shutout innings and the Tampa Bay Rays backed him with a trio of 400-foot homers to beat the Boston Red Sox 9-5 on Wednesday night and earn their fifth straight victory.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Idaho Cash' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Idaho Cash" game were:

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Maldonado's 3-run shot leads Astros over Giants 5-1

HOUSTON (AP) — Martín Maldonado hit a three-run home run to back a strong start by Zack Greinke and help the Houston Astros to a 5-1 win over the San Francisco Giants on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Police: Box truck rear-ends school bus, 1 dead, 7 injured

ALMA, Ga. (AP) — A box truck rear-ended a school bus that had stopped Wednesday to unload students in rural southeast Georgia, leaving at least six students and the bus driver injured, police said. Authorities said the injured truck driver died later in a hospital.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

The Latest: Seattle schools to start with remote teaching

SEATTLE — The Seattle school board has voted unanimously to begin the academic year with remote teaching only.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Salvador Perez has 3 more hits, hot Royals beat Reds 5-4

CINCINNATI (AP) — Bases loaded, one out, another close game on the verge of slipping away. The strain showed on Mike Matheny's face in the ninth inning — not that anyone could tell.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Weekly Grand' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Weekly Grand" game were:

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Mike Muscala hits 2 late 3s, Thunder rally past Heat

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Mike Muscala made a 3-pointer with 5.2 seconds and the Oklahoma City Thunder overcame a 22-point deficit in the fourth quarter to beat the Miami Heat 116-115 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Hart, Farabee help Flyers beat Canadiens in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — Carter Hart made 27 saves, Joel Farabee scored 16 seconds after Montreal tied it, and the Philadelphia Flyers beat the Canadiens 2-1 on Wednesday night in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Twins rout Brewers, 12-2, behind Kenta Maeda

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Byron Buxton hit two solo home runs and Miguel Sanó added another as the Minnesota Twins jumped to an early lead and routed the Milwaukee Brewers 12-2 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 8:03 p.m.

Pete Alonso, Dominic Smith rally Mets past Nationals 11-6

NEW YORK (AP) — Pete Alonso and Dominic Smith had back-to-back RBI doubles in a four-run first inning and hit consecutive homers in a five-run sixth, leading the New York Mets to an 11-6 win over the Washington Nationals on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 8 p.m.

Enrollment projected down in Othello School District

OTHELLO — After about two weeks of online and in-person registration, a lot of kids still haven’t registered for school in the Othello School District.

August 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Arizona landlords ask high court to invalidate eviction ban

PHOENIX (AP) — Landlord advocacy groups filed a special action with the Arizona State Supreme Court Wednesday seeking to invalidate as unconstitutional Gov. Doug Ducey's moratorium on evictions of people who have missed rent payments because they became ill or lost their income due to the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Complaints as medical waste piles up outside Mexico hospital

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Residents of Mexico’s Gulf coast state of Veracruz have complained after photos showed mountains of bagged hospital waste piling up in a patio outside a government hospital.

August 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.

AP source: Cowboys agree to deal with pass rusher Griffen

The Dallas Cowboys have agreed to a contract with longtime Minnesota defensive end Everson Griffen, a person with knowledge of the deal said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 7:30 p.m.

Close adviser to Venezuela's president has coronavirus

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela’s communications minister and close adviser to President Nicolás Maduro said Wednesday that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus, as the daily cases in the nation steadily rise.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Cubs top Tribe 7-2; Chicago's 12-3 start is best in 50 years

CLEVELAND (AP) — Kyle Hendricks pitched six strong innings in his first appearance against Cleveland since Game 7 of the 2016 World Series and Anthony Rizzo homered, leading the Chicago Cubs to a 7-2 win over the Indians on Wednesday night to match their best start in 50 years.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Pacers hold off James Harden and the Rockets, 108-104

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Cubs beat Indians 7-2 to match their best start since 1970

CLEVELAND (AP) — Bell bottoms were in style and Nixon was in the White House the last time the Chicago Cubs started a season this hot.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Seattle school board approves fall online learning plan

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle school board on Wednesday unanimously voted to begin the academic year remotely.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

Raptors rally past Sixers to give Griffin a coaching win

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Stanley Johnson scored the tiebreaking basket in the lane with 4.9 seconds remaining, giving the Toronto Raptors a 125-121 victory over the Philadelphia 76ers on Wednesday that made a winner of Adrian Griffin.

August 12, 2020 7:03 p.m.

The Latest: Virus cases slow in China, but up in Hong Kong

BEIJING — New locally transmitted cases of the coronavirus reported in China have fallen into the single digits, but Hong Kong is seeing another rise in hospitalizations and deaths.

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Bonner scores 18, Sun hold off Wings 70-66

DeWanna Bonner scored 18 points, Alyssa Thomas added 17 and the Connecticut Sun beat the Dallas Wings 70-66 on Wednesday night.

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

SC doc overseeing pandemic response: Data shows masks work

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's top medical official overseeing the response to the coronavirus pandemic says new data shows mask ordinances are helping stem the spread of the illness.

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Mexico judge holds gang leader for trial for fuel theft

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A Mexican court has ordered the leader of the Santa Rosa de Lima gang held over for trial on organized crime charges.

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Native American man seeks further delay of federal execution

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — Attorneys for the only Native American on federal death row are asking a judge to delay his upcoming execution while they argue that the procedures should be consistent with Arizona law.

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 9:04 p.m. EDT

Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

August 12, 2020 6:30 p.m.

Tennessee lawmakers end session on protests, COVID liability

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee lawmakers finished a special session in pandemic times Wednesday by passing a sweeping proposal that would significantly stiffen penalties against protesters demanding racial justice.

August 12, 2020 6:19 p.m.

Thirteenth COVID-related death in Grant County announced

GRANT COUNTY — Grant County Health District announced late Wednesday that a 13th person, a Warden man in his 40s, has died of complications associated with COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 6:19 p.m.

Thirteenth COVID-related death in Grant County announced

GRANT COUNTY — Grant County Health District announced late Wednesday that a 13th person, a Warden man in his 40s, has died of complications associated with COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

The Latest: Notre Dame says 2 football players in isolation

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Senate GOP ousts Walz cabinet member amid pandemic dispute

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Republicans who control the Minnesota Senate showed their displeasure with Democratic Gov. Tim Walz on Wednesday by ousting his commissioner of labor and industry amid a dispute over how the administration is managing the state's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

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August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

75 years later, 1 million Japanese war dead still missing

TOKYO (AP) — Seventy-five years after the end of World War II, more than 1 million Japanese war dead are scattered throughout Asia, where the legacy of Japanese aggression still hampers recovery efforts.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

LEADING OFF: Pirates-Reds renew bitter rivalry, Acuña ailing

A look at what's happening around the majors on Thursday:

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Howard Mudd, former NFL player, standout coach, dies at 78

SEATTLE (AP) —

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

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August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Bruins beat Hurricanes 4-3 in 2 OT in game delayed 15 hours

TORONTO (AP) — Patrice Bergeron scored early in the second ovetime and the Boston Bruins beat the Carolina Hurricanes 4-3 on Wednesday in Game 1 of their first-round series that was postponed 15 hours to a rare late-morning start.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Police: Rental truck rear-ends school bus, 1 dead, 8 injured

ALMA, Ga. (AP) — A box truck crashed into the back of a school bus Wednesday afternoon that was stopped to unload students in rural Georgia, leaving the truck's driver dead and at least eight students injured, authorities told local news outlets.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Hawaii teacher arrested for violating traveler quarantine

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii high school teacher was arrested for violating the 14-day traveler quarantine the state mandated to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

College bribery scheme tipster sentenced for financial fraud

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Los Angeles financier who tipped authorities to the college admissions cheating scheme was sentenced to prison Wednesday for trying to cheat stock investors out of $15 million.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Judge invalidates Trump rollback of law protecting birds

NEW YORK (AP) — A U.S. judge in New York has invalidated rule changes put in place by the Trump administration that scaled back a century-old law protecting most American wild bird species despite warnings that billions of birds could die as a result.

August 12, 2020 6:03 p.m.

Broncos add tackle experience with signing of Demar Dotson

ENGLEWOOD, Colorado (AP) — The Denver Broncos added a veteran offensive tackle in Demar Dotson to plug an experience gap following

PHD reports third COVID-19 death in Shoshone
August 12, 2020 6:01 p.m.

PHD reports third COVID-19 death in Shoshone

The Panhandle Health District has reported that Shoshone County now has three deaths attributed to COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 5:39 p.m.

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August 12, 2020 5:27 p.m.

Neymar inspires late PSG recovery vs Atalanta to reach semis

LISBON (AP) — Through so many exasperating moments in front of goal — too many for the world's most expensive footballer — Neymar persevered, determined to rescue Paris Saint-Germain.

August 12, 2020 5:27 p.m.

A's hit 3 HRs, Laureano's 3 fine catches help top Angels 8-4

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Oakland manager Bob Melvin didn't know until an hour before Wednesday's game against the Los Angeles Angels whether Ramón Laureano would be available.

August 12, 2020 5:27 p.m.

Dolly Parton, Justin Bieber among virtual TV festival stars

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dolly Parton, Cate Blanchett and Justin Bieber are part of the virtual edition of the Paley Center’s annual festival celebrating TV programs and their makers.

August 12, 2020 5:27 p.m.

Avalanche score 3 third-period goals to beat Coyotes 3-0

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Colorado dominated well into the third period with nothing to show for it. All that firepower and the Avalanche could not solve Arizona goalie Darcy Kuemper.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Dbacks bop Rockies 13-7; Blackmon hitless, drops under .500

DENVER (AP) — Starling Marte homered and drove in four runs as the Arizona Diamondbacks battered the Colorado Rockies 13-7 Wednesday in a Coors Field slugfest featuring 34 hits, but none by blistering Charlie Blackmon.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

McConnell remarks on state aid land with thud with governor

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell referred to additional federal aid to cash-strapped states as a “slush fund" — comments that landed with a thud with his home-state governor.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

The Latest: No fans for Saints home opener against Bucs

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Red Sox put Benintendi on injured list with rib cage strain

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox placed outfielder Andrew Benintendi on the 10-day injured list on Wednesday with a right rib cage strain and recalled right-hander Ryan Weber from their alternate training site to take his spot on the roster.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Biden raises $26M in 24 hours after VP announcement

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden raised $26 million in the 24 hours after he named Kamala Harris as his running mate, doubling his previous one-day record and signaling enthusiasm among Democrats following the selection of the first Black woman on a major party's presidential ticket.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Governor: New data show California is 'turning the corner'

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — California is showing improvement in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, citing a significantly lower number of confirmed new cases as the state begins to clear backlogged cases from a data failure.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Joe Kelly's suspension reduced to 5 games on appeal

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Dodgers reliever Joe Kelly had his suspension for throwing pitches near the heads of Houston hitters reduced to five games on appeal.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Plenty of eyes on Jamal Adams as Seahawks get on field

RENTON, Wash. (AP) — One of the first things Pete Carroll noticed when the Seattle Seahawks finally held their first training camp practice Wednesday was the lack of the noise that in the past has come from a hillside full of fans.

August 12, 2020 5:03 p.m.

Cowboys' Prescott has eye on present without long-term deal

Dak Prescott stuck with his virtual hiatus trying to get a

Fall Mack Days tournament extended to 10 weeks
August 12, 2020 4:42 p.m.

Fall Mack Days tournament extended to 10 weeks

The 2020 Fall Mack Days Fishing Event on Flathead Lake is just around the corner, beginning Sept. 8.

Governor announces relief money; extends mask mandate
August 12, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Governor announces relief money; extends mask mandate

Montana's governor announced additional coronavirus relief money for Montana businesses, a mask mandate for schools in nearly half of the state's counties and said the state will begin paying the extra $400 in weekly unemployment benefits that President Donald Trump announced over the weekend

August 12, 2020 4:39 p.m.

Buffalo Hill Terrace staff, residents test negative for COVID-19

All staff and residents at Buffalo Hill Terrace in Kalispell have tested negative for COVID-19, according to a press release from the assisted-living facility’s parent company, Immanuel Lutheran Communities.

August 12, 2020 4:37 p.m.

Wildland firefighter in Idaho tests positive for coronavirus

A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Remaining East matchups set: Heat-Pacers, Celtics-76ers

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Eastern Conference playoff field is set, and the final day of the regular season will bring a preview of a first-round matchup.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Newsom: New data shows California is 'turning the corner'

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (AP) — California is showing improvement in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Gavin Newsom said Wednesday, citing a significantly lower number of confirmed new cases as the state begins to clear backlogged cases from a data failure.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Atalanta's dream Champions League debut ends in heartbreak

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Just like that, Atalanta's Champions League dream was over.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Virus testing site begins operating on U.S.-Mexico border

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego County started operating a coronavirus testing site Wednesday at the U.S.-Mexico border, believed to be the first of its kind.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Prosecutors want joint trial for 4 ex-cops in Floyd death

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Prosecutors on Wednesday asked a judge to try

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

NFL, union agree to extend daily coronavirus testing

The NFL extended daily coronavirus testing for players and staff until further notice even though the positive test rate from the first two weeks of camp has been less than 1 percent.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Puerto Rico Supreme Court upholds second round for primaries

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico’s Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the votes cast during a botched primary over the weekend are valid and that a second round of voting will be held this Sunday at centers that never opened or did not remain open for the required eight hours.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Yeoman, who coached Houston for 25 seasons, dead at 92

HOUSTON (AP) — Bill Yeoman, the longtime Houston football coach who led the Cougars to four Southwest Conference titles and a school-record 160 victories, has died. He was 92.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

N.C. governor says he'll seek jobless aid that Trump offered

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper said on Wednesday that he's preparing to accept for the state extended unemployment benefits that President Donald Trump directed in an executive order, part of the continuing response to the COVID-19 economic downturn.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Montana legislature to be polled on flavored vaping ban

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Montana legislature will be polled on a proposed ban of flavored vaping products, after numerous Republican lawmakers opposed the rule advanced by the Montana Department of Health and Human Services.

August 12, 2020 4:27 p.m.

Regulators OK repair of bridge damaged by train derailment

PHOENIX (AP) — A state regulatory panel on Wednesday approved Union Pacific Corp.'s revised plan to rebuild part of a century-old railroad bridge that was damaged in a train derailment and resulting fire.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Bailey helps Islanders rally to beat Capitals 4-2 in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — Islanders coach Barry Trotz isn't surprised the Washington Capitals, his former team, is unhappy with Anders Lee.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Governor announces relief money for businesses, unemployed

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Montana’s governor announced additional coronavirus relief money for state businesses as the pandemic stretches into its fifth month, a mask mandate for schools in nearly half of the state’s counties and said the state will begin paying the extra $400 in weekly unemployment benefits that President Donald Trump announced over the weekend.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

For Americans waiting on virus aid, no new relief in sight

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans counting on emergency

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Wildland firefighter in Idaho tests positive for coronavirus

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A wildland firefighter who was working with about 270 other people on a small fire in Idaho has tested positive for coronavirus, officials said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Actors and Disney World reach deal after virus testing fight

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Lightning, Blue Jackets face off again after 5-overtime game

The Tampa Bay Lightning and Columbus Blue Jackets are facing one more challenge than the rest of the teams in the pandemic-altered NHL playoffs.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

AP News Digest 6:30 p.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Turner helps Indiana hold off Harden rally to beat Rockets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Myles Turner had 18 points, reserve Edmond Sumner added a season-high 17 and Indiana held off a late rally by Houston and James Harden to break a five-game losing streak to the Rockets, 108-104 on Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Ecuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A former Ecuadorian president known for his wild antics has been detained in an organized crime probe as authorities investigate the murder of an Israeli man jailed in a possible COVID-19 medical supplies scandal, the nation’s interior minister said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico Supreme Court: Votes in botched primary valid, will be counted; second round to be held at certain centers.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: Nashville SC to play its 1st game since March

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

The Latest: UN chief says pandemic threatens new conflict

UNITED NATIONS — U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres is warning that the cordonavirus pandemic not only threatens gains in fighting global poverty and building peace but risks exacerbating existing conflicts and generating new ones.

August 12, 2020 4:03 p.m.

Lyft's 2Q loss $437M as virus spread and riders stayed home

NEW YORK (AP) — Lyft posted a loss of $437.1 million during the second quarter, when the coronavirus outbreak led many people to stay home and few were eager to use its ride-hailing service.

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record
August 12, 2020 4:01 p.m.

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record

The Dow Jones Industrial Average gained 289.93 points

Donna Mae VanVleet, 90
August 12, 2020 3:33 p.m.

Donna Mae VanVleet, 90

Donna Mae VanVleet, 90, of Kellogg, Idaho, passed away August 9, 2020 at the Mountain Valley of Cascade Nursing Home of Kellogg, Idaho. She was born January 18, 1930 in Watertown, South Dakota; Donna was the son of Martin and Mabel Krull.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Omar vows to keep fighting as she savors decisive victory

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar savored a decisive primary victory Wednesday, saying she plans to use her organization to keep President Donald Trump from carrying Minnesota and to keep fighting for deep structural change in America during her second term in Congress.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Bail fund answers criticism over freeing convicted rapist

BOSTON (AP) — A bail fund in Massachusetts that's among many nationwide flooded with donations amid the country's reckoning with racism is defending itself after freeing people facing serious crimes, including a convicted rapist who has since been charged with a new rape.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Actors back at Disney World after deal reached with union

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — Walt Disney World and the union for its actors and singers reached an agreement on Wednesday that will allow them to return to work, more than a month after they said they were locked out of the reopening of the theme park resort for publicly demanding

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 p.m. EDT

Biden introduces VP choice Harris; much history, no crowd

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

REI to sell new headquarters, shift work to other sites

SEATTLE (AP) — Outdoor retailer REI said it is walking away from its nearly completed corporate campus in suburban Seattle and will shift headquarters operations to sites across the Seattle area as the coronavirus pandemic affects how it does business.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Florida sheriff bans masks for deputies with some exceptions

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida sheriff says his deputies won’t be allowed to wear face masks except under some conditions, and neither will visitors to the sheriff’s office.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

United plans more Florida flights, but virus gets final say

DALLAS (AP) — United Airlines said Wednesday it plans to add up to 28 daily flights to Florida this winter, but the airline is prepared to reverse course if the rate of coronavirus cases in the state remains high.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Missouri bill targeting Black prosecutor spurs backlash

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Mike Parson’s contested call to give the attorney general the power to prosecute homicides in St. Louis has spurred backlash and led state lawmakers to delay work on crime legislation he wants.

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

The Latest: Big East opts not to play fall sports

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 3:27 p.m.

Tennessee defends COVID-19 response to oversight chair

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Lee on Wednesday defended Tennessee's response to the

August 12, 2020 3:08 p.m.

Bullocks requires masks for most schools

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Wednesday issued a directive requiring all K-12 schools, both private and public, to require face coverings for students and staff in counties that have four or more active coronavirus cases.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Chicago Police post looting videos to identify suspects

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago police started giving people another look Wednesday at the looting that happened downtown and around the city this week and are hoping they will recognize suspects and provide their names and other information that will help detectives make arrests.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Governor backs delay to possible Indiana school funding cuts

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s public schools would be assured of full state funding for the rest of this year under a plan announced by the governor Wednesday to sidestep a

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

South Dakota lawmakers split over special session for relief

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — With the deadline to allocate federal coronavirus relief funds approaching at the end of the year, South Dakota legislators are split on whether to call a special session to determine how the funds should be used.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

In a first, Airbnb takes action against guest for party

For the first time, Airbnb is taking legal action against a guest for violating its ban on unauthorized parties.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Yanks star Judge ailing, uncertain for start of Bosox series

NEW YORK (AP) — Yankees star Aaron Judge was out of the lineup Wednesday night because of tightness in his lower body and it was uncertain whether the oft-injured slugger would return for the start of a weekend series against Boston.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Let it flow: Trump administration eases showerhead rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump Administration wants to change the definition of a showerhead to let more water flow, addressing a pet peeve of the president who complains he isn't getting wet enough.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Former test administrator to plead guilty in college scam

BOSTON (AP) —

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

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August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Business lobby raises concerns over Trump payroll tax break

WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation's leading business group on Wednesday raised serious concerns about President Donald Trump's move to

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

North Carolina woman accused of trying to poison family

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A woman accused of trying to poison her husband and stepson was caught on video spiking a drink with paint thinner and cleaning products, prosecutors said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

US commander: Islamic State threat in west Syria growing

WASHINGTON (AP) — Elements of the Islamic State group are working to rebuild in western Syria, where the U.S. has little visibility or presence, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East warned on Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Michigan hospital reinstates visitor limits after cases rise

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Detroit-area hospital said Wednesday it will reinstate visitor restrictions out of an abundance of caution following a rise in coronavirus cases among staff, patients and visitors.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Antetokounmpo suspended for Bucks' finale over headbutt

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo has been suspended for Milwaukee’s final game of the regular season, handed a one-game penalty Wednesday for headbutting Washington’s Moe Wagner.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Mattingly: Marlins sidelined by virus are 'feeling great'

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — The Miami Marlins sidelined by a coronavirus outbreak are all asymptomatic, and some have applied for reinstatement, manager Don Mattingly said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Federal judge refuses to block campus sexual assault rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge on Wednesday allowed the Education Department to move forward with new rules governing how schools and universities respond to complaints of sexual assault.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

How can Wall Street be so healthy when Main Street isn't?

NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is not the economy.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Democrats, Mnuchin at odds after 'overture' for virus talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top negotiator tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday over coronavirus aid, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the “overture,” saying the Trump administration is still refusing to meet them halfway.

August 12, 2020 3:03 p.m.

Challengers beat 2 Democratic Georgia state House incumbents

ATLANTA (AP) — Two longtime Georgia state House members have been defeated in Democratic runoffs in metro Atlanta races.

Story time
August 12, 2020 2:42 p.m.

Story time

This is a new story.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Election 2020 - Political Conventions, ADVISORY

The Democratic National Convention will take place Monday, Aug. 17 through Thursday, Aug. 20, with events and speeches that will be conducted almost entirely virtually. The Republican National Convention takes place the following week, Monday, Aug. 24 through Thursday, Aug. 27.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

James Bradberry gives Giants one CB, searching for another

A couple of months ago, the New York Giants seemed to be set at one cornerback spot and with plenty of choices at the other.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

No crowd, plenty of history as Biden introduces Harris

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden and his newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris campaigned together for the first time Wednesday, as the former primary rivals sought to solidify their advantage over President Donald Trump and secure their place in American history.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Celtics sign coach Brad Stevens to contract extension

BOSTON (AP) — The Celtics have signed coach Brad Stevens to a contract extension, the team announced Wednesday. Terms of the new deal were not disclosed.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Judge declines to revoke ex-officer's bond over Florida trip

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge on Wednesday declined a prosecutor's request to revoke the bond for the officer who killed Rayshard Brooks, but she clarified that the conditions of his bond do not allow him to vacation out of state.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Primary turnout in Washington state highest seen in decades

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington state saw its highest primary turnout in more than five decades, with 55% of the state's 4.6 million voters returning ballots for last week's election, setting the stage for a potential record-breaking turnout in November.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Isiah Thomas' Olympic hopes were denied, not once but twice

Isiah Thomas loved to play road games, and the ones he could have been part of in 1980 might have been unlike any other in his career.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

PSG stages late comeback to oust Atalanta, reach CL semis

LISBON (AP) — After a night of frustrating misses, Neymar finally found a way to come through for Paris Saint-Germain.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Regualators OK repair of bridge damaged by train derailment

PHOENIX (AP) — A state regulatory panel on Wednesday approved Union Pacific Corp.'s revised plan to rebuild part of a century-old railroad bridge that was damaged in a train derailment and resulting fire.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

QAnon-supporting candidate unrepentant despite GOP criticism

ATLANTA (AP) — Political newcomer Marjorie Taylor Greene was mocked as a supporter of QAnon conspiracies and denounced for videos deemed racist even by fellow Republicans who withdrew endorsements and declared her unfit for Congress.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Second Georgia school closed for weeks as quarantines grow

ATLANTA (AP) — A suburban Atlanta school district temporarily stopped in-person instruction at a second of its six high schools on Wednesday, saying an increasing number of COVID-19 cases was forcing large numbers of Cherokee County students and teachers into quarantine.

August 12, 2020 2:30 p.m.

Rites of fall: Losing college football stings across America

Michigan's Big House will be sitting empty when the leaves start to change this fall.

Bullock: Most schools in Montana will be required to use masks
August 12, 2020 2:20 p.m.

Bullock: Most schools in Montana will be required to use masks

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock Wednesday issued a directive requiring all K-12 schools, both private and public, to require face coverings for students and staff in counties that have four or more active coronavirus cases.

Back in the Day
August 12, 2020 2:15 p.m.

Back in the Day

Back in the day

Crews tackle Swan Mountain Range wildfire
August 12, 2020 2:07 p.m.

Crews tackle Swan Mountain Range wildfire

Flathead National Forest firefighters are battling a fire in a remote area of the Swan Mountain Range.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Baby born on flight in Alaska is named Sky by his mother

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — The mother of a baby born on an airplane that was taking her to a hospital in Anchorage has named her son Sky because of his unique birth and first experience.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

New Orleans virus rate improves as online classes starting

New Orleans is seeing improvement in its

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Tesla, Liberty Global rise; Red Robin, OneSpan fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Giant Idaho forest project on hold again after court ruling

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A giant Idaho forest project favored by some environmental groups but decried by others is on hold again following a federal court ruling.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Closer Kela's return gives beleaguered Pirates a boost

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A surprising positive COVID-19 test when he arrived at summer camp forced Pittsburgh Pirates closer Keone Kela to get creative to find ways to say in shape. Really creative.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Census officials face subpoenas if they refuse interviews

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — House Democrats on Wednesday threatened to subpoena top officials at the U.S. Census Bureau after they refused to give interviews to an oversight committee over why the 2020 head count of every U.S. resident was cut short by a month and will stop at the end of September.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

GA-Winners

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Anderson, Robert lead White Sox past Tigers 7-5

DETROIT (AP) — From the first plate appearance of the game, Tim Anderson made this a long day for the opposing pitchers.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Jets' motivated Bell out to prove he's now better than ever

NEW YORK (AP) — Le'Veon Bell refuses to make excuses or blame anyone else.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

The Latest: Trump repeats call to open US schools in person

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is repeating his call to reopen the nation’s schools, and he again pressed Congress to steer future coronavirus funding away from schools that do not reopen this fall.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Judge: Groups likely cited Tennessee wrong absentee law

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge ruled Wednesday that he won't block Tennessee's criminal restriction on some distribution of absentee voting-related forms for the November election, saying the groups that challenged the law were confused over which forms are which and likely cited the wrong law.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

Baseball Hall of Fame opens Inductees Exhibit

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y. (AP) — The Baseball Hall of Fame's class of 2020 has to wait a year to get inducted because of the coronavirus pandemic, but the careers of Derek Jeter, Ted Simmons, Larry Walker, and Marvin Miller are already being celebrated at the shrine.

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

US Forecast

US Forecast for Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 12, 2020 2:03 p.m.

The Latest: Trump speaks with Clemson QB and LSU coach

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 1:51 p.m.

Kalispell schools make masks mandatory

Masks will be mandatory for Kalispell Public Schools students this year following recommendations from local pediatricians.

August 12, 2020 1:39 p.m.

Food for Thought: Depression in men

Every year depression affects more than 11 million Americans, but men account for only one in ten diagnosed cases.

August 12, 2020 1:38 p.m.

Kvelve’s Comments: A simple solution to world’s troubles

Could it really be that simple?

August 12, 2020 1:37 p.m.

Census bureau ends count early

According to information from Western Native Voice, the U.S. Census Bureau cut the response period deadline early by an entire month disportionately affecting the counting of Black, Brown, Indigenous and immigrant communities.

August 12, 2020 1:36 p.m.

Big Arm man pleads guilty to child porn charges

A Big Arm man accused of felony child pornography recently pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court.

August 12, 2020 1:36 p.m.

Superior blood drive, COVID testing Aug. 17

The American Red Cross is partnering with Superior Community Outreach to host a blood drive from noon-6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17.

August 12, 2020 1:35 p.m.

Sanders Co. schools move ahead with reopening

After months of planning and re-planning amid the logistic headwinds presented by the coronavirus situation, Sanders County students will be heading back to class before Labor Day.

August 12, 2020 1:34 p.m.

Anti-sewer rally scheduled in Paradise on Friday

Determined to press forward with their opposition to a proposed sewer system, a group of Paradise residents is planning to take to the streets Friday evening.

August 12, 2020 1:34 p.m.

Plains man admits to child porn charges after guest found evidence

A Plains man accused of making and transporting child pornography videos pleaded guilty to charges last week.

SUP Camp: A Superior Experience
August 12, 2020 1:33 p.m.

SUP Camp: A Superior Experience

Bear starts Ravalli fire; Magpie blaze 75% controlled
August 12, 2020 1:32 p.m.

Bear starts Ravalli fire; Magpie blaze 75% controlled

Western Montana firefighters have a Sanders County wildfire under control and worked to quickly extinguish another started by a bear Sunday.

FWP studies mountain goat declines
August 12, 2020 1:31 p.m.

FWP studies mountain goat declines

Last month, Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks conducted a survey between Heart, Pearl and Dalton Lakes in Mineral County and 36 mountain goats were counted.

County sheriff swears in new officers
August 12, 2020 1:31 p.m.

County sheriff swears in new officers

Mike Toth was plowing ground in his first week as sheriff of Mineral County.

Hot Springs couple realizes their longtime dream of running bison ranch
August 12, 2020 1:30 p.m.

Hot Springs couple realizes their longtime dream of running bison ranch

Hot Springs ranchers Jon Sepp and Brittany Masters are chasing their dreams.

Land dispute doesn’t stop the Old Perma Store
August 12, 2020 1:29 p.m.

Land dispute doesn’t stop the Old Perma Store

There is character in abundance at the Old Perma Store.

Feeling of community at 4-H livestock sale
August 12, 2020 1:29 p.m.

Feeling of community at 4-H livestock sale

Seventeen oinkers, five baaaas and six moos made up the 4-H sale on the Mineral County Fairgrounds Aug. 1.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Raiders enjoying new world-class training facility

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Quarterback Derek Carr hit Henry Ruggs III on a go route that showed off the rookie receiver’s speed and a member of the Las Vegas Raiders staff marked the moment by blaring a song by rapper Lil Baby.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Judge faces ethics charges over racist, demeaning comments

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pittsburgh judge who allegedly referred to a Black juror as “Aunt Jemima” was accused of misconduct in office Wednesday by the state's entity that investigates and prosecutes judicial wrongdoing.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

PETA seeks US probe of repeatedly cited Nevada meatpacker

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Animal rights activists are urging the Justice Department to open a criminal investigation into a Nevada meatpacker that's been cited three times in two years on accusations of inhumane handling and slaughtering of livestock.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

The Latest: Trump says he's hopeful for fall football season

WASHINGTON — At a White House event on reopening schools, President Donald Trump said he has spoken with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and Louisiana State University coach Ed Orgeron about moving forward with the football season.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

'Overture' for more virus talks rejected as standoff deepens

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House's top negotiator tried to revive stalled talks Wednesday over coronavirus aid, but House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer dismissed the “overture,” saying the Trump administration is still refusing to meet them halfway.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

Gen. Belichick? Trump says Patriots coach has military chops

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Bill Belichick has eight Super Bowl rings. Maybe he should also have four stars.

August 12, 2020 1:27 p.m.

1 hurt in in Louisiana hospital shooting, suspect arrested

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — The suspect in a shooting early Wednesday at a north Louisiana hospital has been captured in south Mississippi near the Alabama line, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

'Kicked in the teeth': Devastation mounts from Midwest storm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — The impact of a wind storm that tore through the Midwest continued to grow Wednesday, as widespread power outages kept businesses closed, limited communication, spoiled food and caused long lines at gas stations.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Ravens' Martindale can't wait to unleash big, fast defense

Ravens defensive coordinator Don Martindale was quite pleased with a virtual minicamp that enabled his unit to get a grasp on the playbook this spring without actually getting on the field.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Closing prices for crude oil, gold and other commodities

Benchmark U.S. crude oil for September delivery rose $1.06 to settle at $42.67 a barrel Wednesday. Brent crude oil for October delivery rose 93 cents to $45.43 a barrel.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

NJ casinos, tracks win $264M in July after virus reopening

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's casinos and horse tracks won $264.5 million in July after reopening amid the coronavirus outbreak, a figure that was down nearly 21% from a year ago, but one the gambling houses will gladly take after months of inactivity.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Editorial Roundup: US

Excerpts from recent editorials in the United States and abroad:

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Tribune closing 5 newsrooms including NY Daily News

Tribune Publishing Company, which owns some of the most storied newspapers in American journalism, said Wednesday that it is closing the newsrooms at five of them, including New York's Daily News and The Capital Gazette in Annapolis, Maryland.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Contract extension gives McMillan 2 more seasons with Pacers

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan wasn't sure how this season would end.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Bulgaria: Protesters seek support from Berlin and Brussels

SOFIA, Bulgaria (AP) — Several hundred anti-government protesters gathered on Wednesday in front of the German embassy in Sofia, calling on Berlin and Brussels to “open their eyes” to widespread corruption in Bulgaria.

August 12, 2020 1:03 p.m.

Tear gas at Portland protests raises concern about pollution

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — The presence of U.S. agents has diminished in Portland, Oregon, but city officials are still cleaning up tear gas residue from the streets, dirt and possibly the storm drains after the chemical was used frequently by both police and federal officers during more than two months of often-violent protests over racial injustice.

Firefighters battle remote Swan Mountain Range fire
August 12, 2020 1:01 p.m.

Firefighters battle remote Swan Mountain Range fire

The Lion Creek Fire was reportedly 75 acres in size as of Tuesday evening.

August 12, 2020 12:54 p.m.

Mineral County records first two COVID-19 cases

Mineral County became the latest in Montana to record a COVID-19 case when health officials received two lab-confirmed positive results Monday afternoon.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Scenarios to determine the NBA's West play-in series teams

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A breakdown of the possibilities for Thursday's games involving Portland, Memphis, Phoenix and San Antonio, the four teams vying for the two Western Conference play-in series spots:

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Egyptians wrap up voting for Senate seats with no power

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian election authorities began counting ballots Wednesday after polls closed in a vote for two-thirds of the seats in the newly restored but powerless Senate, the upper chamber of Parliament.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

The Latest: Georgia school district quarantines 1,150 kids

ATLANTA — Georgia’s largest school district struggled Wednesday to launch online learning for its 180,000 students, with parents complaining students couldn’t log in to Gwinnett County’s system.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Colombia arrests US men accused of selling fake COVID cure

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian officials say they have arrested two Florida men wanted in the United States on charges they illegally sold a bleachlike chemical as a miracle cure for the new coronavirus and other diseases.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Idaho family reaches settlement in cyanide bomb lawsuit

The federal government has admitted negligence and agreed to pay an Idaho family nearly $40,000 to resolve a lawsuit after an M-44 “cyanide bomb” placed near the family’s home exploded, killing the family’s dog and spewing poison on a 14-year-old boy

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

State Department rejects further probe of diplomat's remarks

WASHINGTON (AP) — A report Wednesday by the State Department’s internal watchdog confirms news accounts that staffers at the U.S. Embassy in Britain have accused Woody Johnson, owner of the New York Jets and the U.S. ambassador, of making “insensitive” and “inappropriate” remarks.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

South Dakota's Noem to build security fence around residence

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota officials said Wednesday they plan to build a security fence budgeted for $400,000 around the official governor’s residence to protect Gov. Kristi Noem.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Thousands in Belarus decry president's reelection as rigged

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Thousands of protesters rallied in Belarus’ capital and other cities for a fourth straight night Wednesday, decrying an election they say was rigged to extend the 26-year rule of the country's authoritarian leader and the crackdown on subsequent demonstrations.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Decision Day arrives for Suns, Blazers, Grizzlies and Spurs

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — A team is going to reach the Western Conference playoffs with a losing record for the first time in 23 years, which ordinarily would not be exciting news.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Pakistan hopes new laws will lead to removal from watch list

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's information minister said Wednesday he hoped that five new bills passed in Parliament aimed at curbing terror financing and money laundering will lead to the country's removal from an international watch list.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Man charged with sex assault of unconscious hospital patient

EASTON, Md. (AP) — A former Maryland hospital worker has been charged with sexually assaulting an unconscious patient.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Detectives use family tree to ID cold-case shooting victim

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Detectives have used genetic genealogy to identify a long-unknown shooting victim whose body was found in a Snohomish County lake more than a quarter-century ago.

August 12, 2020 12:27 p.m.

Stocks rebound on Wall Street, S&P 500 trades above record

Stocks marched broadly higher on Wall Street Wednesday, briefly nudging the S&P 500 above its all-time closing high set in February, before the coronavirus pandemic led to a historic market plunge.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Tribe says new border wall harming burial sites; sues Trump

San Diego (AP) — A California tribe whose ancestral lands span across the U.S.-Mexico border is suing the Trump administration to block construction of a section of border wall that the Kumeyaay people say is desecrating sacred burial sites.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Bills sign McDermott to multiyear extension

The Buffalo Bills have signed coach Sean McDermott to a multiyear contract extension.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

2 Indiana cops charged with battery in protesters' arrests

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A grand jury indicted two Indianapolis police officers on battery and other charges following an investigation into allegations that they used excessive force while arresting demonstrators at a May protest over the death of George Floyd, a prosecutor announced Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Los Angeles sheriff's deputies to get body-worn cameras

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County deputies, who make up the largest sheriff's department in the nation, will begin getting body-worn cameras in October, the sheriff's announced Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

NBA's latest testing numbers reveal no confirmed positives

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA still has not had a confirmed coronavirus case among players inside the season-restart bubble at Walt Disney World.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Former NFL player sentenced to prison on drug charge

WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — A former NFL player was sentenced to 14 years in prison Wednesday for conspiring to distribute 2,200 pounds (1,000 kilograms) of marijuana and money laundering, federal prosecutors said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 p.m.

Bergeron scores in 2nd OT, Bruins beat Hurricanes in Game 1

TORONTO (AP) — After being told to come back the next morning because another game lasted five overtimes, the Boston Bruins didn't want to repeat history so quickly.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon
August 12, 2020 11:42 a.m.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground

August 12, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Sheriff: Woman killed by ex during daughter's online class

INDIANTOWN, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man stormed into a house and fatally shot his ex-girlfriend as her 10-year-old daughter took an online class, with the girl's teacher and other students hearing part of the commotion before the slaying, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 11:27 a.m.

US budget deficit climbs to record $2.81 trillion

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The U.S. budget deficit climbed to $2.81 trillion in the first 10 months of the budget year, exceeding any on record, the Treasury Department said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 11:27 a.m.

UK slashes official virus death toll by more than 5,000

LONDON (AP) — The British government on Wednesday changed the way it compiles coronavirus deaths, a move that reduced the country’s official death toll by more than 5,000.

August 12, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Tax protester in 2007 standoff: 'I didn't do anything wrong'

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A man awaiting resentencing over a monthslong armed standoff with U.S. marshals in 2007 to protest a tax evasion conviction says he has no use for guns, distrusts the court system, and sees himself as a pawn to set an example for others, according to a psychologist's interviews.

August 12, 2020 11:27 a.m.

Film Review: A teenage political experiment in ‘Boys State’

Teenage political junkies at a leadership conference doesn’t seem like the most riveting subject matter for a documentary. As a product of teenage leadership conferences, I assumed that at best, maybe, it could be fodder for a black comedy. But the new documentary “

Donald Lee Stewart – 83 years old – died August 7, 2020.
August 12, 2020 11:14 a.m.

Donald Lee Stewart – 83 years old – died August 7, 2020.

Don was born June 27th, 1937 to Harold Stewart and Ann (Conley) Stewart. Don was the eldest of eight children. The family originally moved to the Silver Valley of North Idaho in 1939. The young family moved between Montana and Idaho for a few years, then settled in Prichard, Idaho and Don graduated from Wallace High School.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Review: Rumer sets new standards with Hugh Prestwood catalog

Rumer, “Nashville Tears” (Cooking Vinyl)

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Georgia district struggles to teach online; quarantines grow

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's largest school district struggled Wednesday to launch online learning for its 180,000 students, as parents complained that they and their students repeatedly tried and failed to log in to Gwinnett County's online system.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Nerves fray in Argentina, where some flout pandemic lockdown

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — In Argentina's capital, authorities closed a bar after customers were seen drinking beer on the sidewalk in violation of pandemic lockdown measures. Some Buenos Aires stores flouted a ban to stay shut, saying online sales are inadequate.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Police union asks judge to toss parts of police reform law

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The Connecticut State Police Union is asking a federal judge to declare parts of the state's new police accountability law unconstitutional, saying sections pertaining to the public disclosure of troopers' personnel files and internal affairs investigations violate their contract.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Report: At least 41 children alleged assaults at nonprofit

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Understaffing and inadequate supervision of staff and patients plagued a nonprofit health organization where at least 41 intellectually disabled children have reported sexual assaults over the past quarter-century, a newspaper investigation found.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

5.9-magnitude earthquake shakes parts of East Africa

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An undersea 5.9-magnitude earthquake has shaken parts of East Africa.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Stein Mart files for bankruptcy; to close nearly 300 stores

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — National discount department store chain Stein Mart filed for bankruptcy on Wednesday after 112 years in business, and announced that it will close most, if not all, of its 280 stores.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

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August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

New Mexico's largest newspapers combine printing operations

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The Albuquerque Journal and the Santa Fe New Mexican newspapers are partnering to print both publications at the The New Mexican’s production facility in Santa Fe in a cost-cutting move.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

MATCHDAY: Atlético Madrid faces Leipzig in Champions League

A look at the second Champions League quarterfinal between Leipzig and Atlético Madrid on Thursday.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Music Review: Kathleen Edwards is back with 'Total Freedom'

Kathleen Edwards, “Total Freedom” (Dualtone)

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Walz names new budget chief with state facing $4.7B deficit

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Gov. Tim Walz named Jim Schowalter as his new commissioner of management and budget Wednesday to replace Myron Frans, who left his administration for a senior post at the University of Minnesota.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

Connecticut election workers still counting primary ballots

Local election workers on Wednesday were still counting a record number of absentee ballots from Tuesday's primary, with the outcome of numerous races across Connecticut still undecided — including the political fates of some incumbent state legislators and Republican congressional candidates in two districts.

August 12, 2020 11:03 a.m.

McMillan gets rewarded by Pacers with contract extension

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana Pacers coach Nate McMillan has agreed to a contract extension.

August 12, 2020 10:44 a.m.

Sockeye salmon return to central Idaho, numbers still low

Wildlife experts have reported more than a dozen sockeye salmon returned to Redfish Lake in central Idaho after reporting a record-low number of salmon last year

Nursing homes see spike in new COVID cases
August 12, 2020 10:36 a.m.

Nursing homes see spike in new COVID cases

Nursing homes are experiencing a spike in new COVID-19 cases due to community spread among the general population, according to

August 12, 2020 10:31 a.m.

Montana Supreme Court won't remove candidate from ballot

The Montana Supreme Court has rejected an effort by the state Republican Party to remove Democratic attorney general candidate Raph Graybill from the November ballot

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August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

UW System administration announces layoffs, other cuts

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — University of Wisconsin System administration will lay off an untold number of employees over the next two years as part of $10 million in cuts that interim President Tommy Thompson announced Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Review: Rare spotlight role for superb pianist Matt Rollings

Matt Rollings, "Matt Rollings Mosaic” (Dualtone Records)

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Milan fashion returning to runway in September - in part

MILAN (AP) — Giorgio Armani, Fendi, Prada and Versace are all returning to the runway in September, according to the Milan Fashion Week calendar published Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Kentucky attorney general meets with Breonna Taylor's family

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky’s attorney general, facing

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Trump lip-sync star Sarah Cooper gets Netflix special

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sarah Cooper, whose lip-sync parodies of President Donald Trump are an online sensation, is coming to Netflix with a variety special.

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

The Latest: Big South allows 4 nonconference football games

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Can Trump aide Meadows move from deal breaker to deal-maker?

WASHINGTON (AP) —

August 12, 2020 10:27 a.m.

Eagles coach Doug Pederson back after bout with coronavirus

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson has returned to the team after missing less than two weeks because of the coronavirus.

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Simon, Authentic Brands buying Brooks Brothers for $325M

Brooks Brothers will be purchased for $325 million by a retail venture owned by licensing company Authentic Brands Group and mall owner Simon Property Group.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

CEO in scheme that left workers without paychecks pleads

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The former head of payroll company pleaded guilty Wednesday to federal charges related to a scheme that caused more than $100 million in losses to banks and businesses and left thousands of workers at small businesses without paychecks.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Radical or moderate? Trump paints Democratic ticket as both

WASHINGTON (AP) — An overzealous prosecutor trying to hide her crime-fighting past — who is also weak on crime. The most radical pick for vice president ever — but too moderate to energize progressive Democrats.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Wisconsin governor pardons 9 people, raising total to 56

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers announced nine pardons on Wednesday, raising the total he's issued to 56.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

FBI investigates shooting of military helicopter in Virginia

WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is investigating the shooting of a military helicopter during a training mission this week in northern Virginia, injuring one crew member who was aboard, officials said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Turkish ship starts energy search; Greece issues warnings

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish research vessel has begun surveying for energy resources in contested areas of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s energy minister said Wednesday, amid escalating tensions between NATO allies and regional rivals Greece and Turkey over offshore oil and gas exploration rights.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Oil spill in Venezuela stains treasured Caribbean beaches

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An oil spill in Venezuela has coated a stretch of the crisis-wracked nation's Caribbean coastline, treasured for its white sand beaches, clusters of small islands and wildlife.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

The Latest: Gulf South Conference postpones fall competition

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Whitmer's meteoric rise leaves Democrats excited for future

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer's quick ascension to the national stage — and onto Joe Biden's list of potential running mates — has left Democrats excited about what her future may hold and thankful that she will continue to lead Michigan.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Thomas defeats longtime Democrat in Georgia House runoff

ATLANTA (AP) — Challenger Mandisha Thomas has defeated longtime House member Sharon Beasley-Teague in a Democratic runoff in House District 65, which includes southern Fulton County and a sliver of Douglas County.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Court upholds law approving $10B in debt, but places limits

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Calling it an “unprecedented" ruling, New Jersey's Supreme Court on Wednesday unanimously upheld a law authorizing the governor to borrow nearly $10 billion to close budget gaps opened by the coronavirus outbreak.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Prosecutors charge 3 with threatening women in R. Kelly case

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Wednesday against three men accused of threatening and intimidating women who have accused R&B singer R. Kelly of abuse, including one man suspected of setting fire to a vehicle in Florida.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Kansas congressional candidate tests negative for COVID-19

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. (AP) — Amanda Adkins, the Republican candidate in Kansas 3rd Congressional District, has tested negative for COVID-19 but will remain in self-quarantine at home until early next week, her campaign announced Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 10:03 a.m.

Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse

NEW YORK (AP) — Three men charged with trying to bribe, intimidate women who accused singer R. Kelly of abuse.

C-Falls schools will require all students to wear masks
August 12, 2020 9:43 a.m.

C-Falls schools will require all students to wear masks

When Columbia Falls students go back to school, all students K-12 will be required to go through daily health screenings and wear masks, the school board decided Monday.

August 12, 2020 9:31 a.m.

Flathead County sees third COVID-19-related death

The Flathead City-County Health Department announced Wednesday morning that a third Flathead County resident has died from COVID-19-related complications.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

South Carolina Democrat flips state House seat

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina Democrat has flipped a legislative seat from Republican control in a victory heralded by some Democrats as a possible signal their party could make more gains this fall.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

The Latest: 1,200 Alabama students home after positive test

MOULTON, Ala. — More than 1,200 students at two Alabama schools will begin the year at home after a person connected with both schools tested positive for COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

FBI arrests 7th person in Puerto Rico public corruption case

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Federal agents on Wednesday arrested an accountant in a corruption investigation involving Puerto Rico's former education secretary.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Sumner Redstone, who built media empire including CBS, dies

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

New Jersey's top court: Defendant must share phone passcodes

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The Supreme Court of New Jersey ruled a defendant must turn over the passcodes for his two phones in response to a search warrant, opening the way for law enforcement to compel other defendants in the state to do the same.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Iowa Democratic Party Steak Fry fundraiser moves to drive-in

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Democratic Party’s signature annual fundraiser will see a major change next month in the wake of a global coronavirus pandemic, with attendees preparing for a drive-in experience.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

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Vermont Democratic US Rep. Welch challenged by GOP nurse

One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, said Wednesday he is planning to campaign hard and he's looking forward to debating his Republican challenger ahead of the November general election.

August 12, 2020 9:30 a.m.

Sheriff: 1 dead, 1 injured after 'ambush' on deputies

ANDERSON, S.C. (AP) — A shooting in a small South Carolina city involving sheriff's deputies has left a man dead and a woman injured.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Big 12 moves ahead with fall sports beginning in September

Baylor coach Dave Aranda could see a weight being lifted off the shoulders of his players during a meeting Tuesday night, when word began to filter out that the Big 12 Conference would attempt to play football this fall.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Georgia city votes to remove pavilion where slaves were sold

Officials in a small city in rural Georgia have voted to remove a rare, 18th century pavilion where slaves were once sold, though the decision must still clear legal hurdles, the city administrator said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Confusion as UK tweaks key exam grade rules amid pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Students and teachers in Britain have been left bewildered and upset after officials announced last-minute changes to how crucial school-leaving grades are awarded, following widespread disruption to education already caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Lucille Ball Comedy Festival goes virtual in its 29th year

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival is going virtual with help from Tiffany Haddish, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Margaret Cho, “Weird Al” Yankovic and more than two-dozen others working in the realm of humor.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Hungary to buy air defense missiles from US for $1 billion

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary signed a declaration of intent Wednesday to purchase air defense missiles from the United States for around $1 billion.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Boston Fed chief: States' rush to reopen slowed US recovery

WASHINGTON (AP) — A top official at the Federal Reserve

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Survivor said she smelled gas before Baltimore explosion

BALTIMORE (AP) — The number of people in critical condition following a deadly explosion that leveled three Baltimore row homes on Monday has dropped from five to one, authorities said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Picture perfect? Woman receives ID with photo of empty chair

CENTERVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Driver’s license photos aren't always the best, but when a Tennessee woman received her new ID the picture was perfect — for a furniture store.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

Nebraska lawmakers pass tax cut for military retirees

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Military retirees who live in Nebraska will get a tax cut starting in 2022 under a bill slated to become state law.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

American hopes to charm Brits in soccer series 'Ted Lasso'

NEW YORK (AP) — Jason Sudeikis was a huge sports fan growing up in Kansas, especially basketball. Not so much that game where you kick a ball into a goal.

August 12, 2020 9:03 a.m.

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Hundreds chant 'Shame!' to decry Belarus election, crackdown

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Hundreds of women rallied across Belarus’ capital Wednesday to protest a brutal police crackdown that left hundreds injured and thousands detained while challenging election results extending the 26-year rule of the country’s authoritarian leader.

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August 12, 2020 9 a.m.

Missoula Loyola AD selected as head football coach

For new Vikings head football coach Jim Benn, football is a lot more than just a game. The gridiron is an extension of the classroom, he said.

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

3 dead, 6 in hospital after train derails n Scotland

LONDON (AP) — A passenger train derailed in northeast Scotland after stormy weather, killing three people and injuring six others Wednesday, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

FM says Germany ready to help Lebanon but reforms necessary

BEIRUT (AP) — Germany stands ready to help Lebanon with reconstruction and further investment after last week's massive explosion, but any support will be linked to economic reforms and an end to pervasive corruption in Lebanon, Germany's foreign minister said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Hundreds of thousands without power days after Midwest storm

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of households in Iowa and Illinois remained without electricity Wednesday, two days after a rare wind storm that hit the Midwest devastated parts of the power grid,

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Penguins fire 3 assistants following quick playoff exit

PITTSBURGH (AP) — The Pittsburgh Penguins had a specific vision last summer when they examined the rubble of a first-round sweep at the hands of the New York Islanders. General manager Jim Rutherford, coach Mike Sullivan and his staff then spent the offseason revamping a team it believed would be good enough to return to the Stanley Cup.

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Police say 3 people dead and 6 taken to hospital after passenger train derailment in Scotland.

LONDON (AP) — Police say 3 people dead and 6 taken to hospital after passenger train derailment in Scotland.

August 12, 2020 8:27 a.m.

Elections chief urges but won't require masks for Ohio vote

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Health and safety guidelines that Ohio's elections chief sent to county boards Wednesday recommend, but do not mandate, mask-wearing and other preventive measures for those voting in person this fall — a nod to voter freedoms in a closely divided battleground state.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Syria: President Assad suffers brief drop in blood pressure

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad interrupted a speech he was giving to parliament Wednesday, telling a room full of lawmakers that he needed to “sit down for a minute” after suffering a brief drop in blood pressure.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Aggrieved bettor gets $20,000 in unique horse-doping lawsuit

NEW YORK (AP) — An aggrieved harness-racing bettor received $20,000 in the settlement of a first-of-its-kind lawsuit in which he claimed he was cheated out of his winnings when a doped horse won a race in New Jersey in 2016.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Stocks rebound on Wall Street as S&P 500 nears record again

Stocks are rebounding on Wall Street Wednesday, carrying the S&P 500 back toward the edge of its record high.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

NBA lays out plan for player guests to enter Disney bubble

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — NBA players could have some family members or close friends inside the season-restart bubble with them by the end of the month.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Zimbabwe court orders chains removed from jailed journalist

HARARE, Zimbabwe (AP) — A Zimbabwean magistrate Wednesday ordered prison authorities to unchain a journalist accused of mobilizing anti-government protests, but then ruled that his testimony of poor prison conditions must be heard in private.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Deaths feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — A train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather Wednesday, and there were early reports of deaths and injuries, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Pompeo urges Europe's young democracies to embrace freedoms

PRAGUE (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called upon the young democracies of central and Eastern Europe to embrace their hard-won freedoms as they face threats from Russia, China and others while seeing backsliding closer to home, including in Belarus.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Progressives beat Democratic incumbents in legislative races

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Challengers defeated three incumbent Democratic in Minnesota's primary elections and were leading a fourth as the progressive wing of the party showed its strength.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

College football in the spring: When? How much? Who plays?

Back in April, not long after the NCAA basketball tournaments were canceled because of the pandemic, the idea of moving the college football season to the spring of 2021 already was being tossed around.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Bubba Wallace, Columbia Sportswear sign sponsorship deal

Corporate interest in Bubba Wallace has picked up momentum and NASCAR's only Black full-time driver has signed a new sponsor that includes funding for his Richard Petty Motorports team.

August 12, 2020 8:03 a.m.

Ford recalls midsize SUVs to fix possible brake fluid leaks

Ford is recalling more than 558,000 midsize SUVs in North America because the brakes may not work properly.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

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Injuries feared after train derails amid storms in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — A train derailed in northeast Scotland amid stormy weather Wednesday, and there were early reports of injuries, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Black victims of U-Michigan doc seek equity in settlements

NOVI, Mich. (AP) — Dwight Hicks left New Jersey as a teenager, seeking to take a step toward his NFL dreams by playing football at the University of Michigan.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

AP PHOTOS: COVID makes birth more lonely for women in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Before she gave birth in Peru’s largest maternity hospital, María Alvarez closed her eyes and made one request through her face mask.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

The Latest: Grandmother of Brazil’s first lady dies

BRASILIA, Brasil — The grandmother of Brazil’s first lady died Wednesday after more than a month fighting COVID-19 in a public hospital on the outskirts of Brasilia.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Georgia appeals ruling that blocked restrictive abortion law

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is appealing a federal judge's ruling that permanently blocked the restrictive abortion measure lawmakers passed last year.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Dutch lawmakers criticize government's coronavirus measures

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The leader of one of the parties in Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte's ruling coalition joined opposition lawmakers Wednesday in criticizing the government's handling of the coronavirus crisis, and in particular of a decision to make some quarantine measures mandatory.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Israel says it foiled hackers targeting defense industry

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Wednesday it foiled a cyberattack targeting its defense industry by a shadowy group that the U.S. has linked to North Korea.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

1 of 2 girls convicted in Slender Man stabbing loses appeal

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — One of two Wisconsin girls who repeatedly stabbed a classmate because she believed a fictional horror character named Slender Man would attack her family if she didn’t kill the girl lost an appeal Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 7:27 a.m.

Commander: Military accounts for 7% of Hawaii virus cases

HONOLULU (AP) — The head of the U.S. military's Indo-Pacific Command has said that service members and their families represent about 7% of the coronavirus cases in Hawaii.

Suit claims 2018 Forest Plan violates Endangered Species Act
August 12, 2020 7:06 a.m.

Suit claims 2018 Forest Plan violates Endangered Species Act

Four environmental groups filed suit in federal court Aug. 5 against the Forest Service, the Department of Interior and the Montana Logging Association challenging the 2018 Flathead National Forest plan.

Columbia Falls schools will require all students to wear masks
August 12, 2020 7:04 a.m.

Columbia Falls schools will require all students to wear masks

School District 6 will start in-person classes in the next few weeks. All students, K-12 will be required to go through daily health screenings and wear masks, the school board decided Monday night.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Atlético catching all the breaks in Champions League

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — So far so good for Atlético Madrid in the quest for its first Champions League title.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

AP Photos: Women with COVID give birth alone in Peru

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Before she gave birth in Peru’s largest maternity hospital, María Alvarez closed her eyes and made one request through her face mask.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Stocks open higher, pushing S&P 500 closer to record high

Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street Wednesday, bouncing back from a late slide a day earlier that broke a seven-day winning streak for the S&P 500. The index was up about 1% in the early going, edging it closer to the record high it reached in February. Technology companies and banks were doing especially well as the day got going, and energy companies were also higher following an uptick in the price of oil. Electric car maker Tesla jumped after saying it would do a 5-for-1 stock split, making its shares more affordable following a giant run-up this year.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Democratic newcomer, ex-governor candidate to vie for No. 2

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A Democratic political newcomer and the Republican candidate who ran for governor in 2014 will face off in November's general election to be Vermont’s next lieutenant governor.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Belarusian women rally in solidarity with injured protesters

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Nearly 200 women gathered in Belarus' capital on Wednesday to show solidarity with protesters injured in the latest rallies against the results of the country’s presidential election after police assaulted journalists, fired guns and broke into residential buildings to make arrests.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

What to do if losing your job means losing life insurance

The coronavirus pandemic continues to disrupt the U.S. economy as businesses both big and small cut back, close and declare bankruptcy. Consequently, a reported 16.3 million Americans were unemployed in July compared to just over 6 million the previous year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Confusion as UK changes school grade rules amid pandemic

LONDON (AP) — Students and teachers in Britain have been left bewildered and upset after officials announced last-minute changes to how crucial school-leaving grades are awarded, following widespread disruption to education already caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Trump congratulates QAnon supporter Greene on Georgia win

ATLANTA (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday tweeted support for congressional candidate Marjorie Taylor Greene, a supporter of the far-right QAnon conspiracy theory who’s been criticized for racist comments, following her Republican primary victory in Georgia.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Broadway musical 'Diana' to bypass closed stage for Netflix

NEW YORK (AP) — The Broadway musical “Diana” isn't waiting for theaters to reopen in New York to offer its show to a live audience — it's going to Netflix.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Warlord's release from US prison ups tension with Colombia

MIAMI (AP) — A last-minute battle is unfolding over the fate of a former paramilitary warlord who the Colombian government wants returned following a long drug sentence in U.S. prison.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Microsoft back in the smartphone business with its new Duo

Microsoft is back to selling smartphones for the first time since it abandoned its mobile business more than four years ago.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

Biden, Harris to make unusual campaign debut in virus era

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden is making his first appearance with newly chosen running mate Kamala Harris on Wednesday, betting that the California senator’s historic profile and confrontational style against President Donald Trump will boost Democrats’ efforts to oust the Republican president amid cascading national crises.

August 12, 2020 7:03 a.m.

1st sports betting retail location opening in New Hampshire

SEABROOK, N.H. (AP) — The first sports betting retail location is opening in New Hampshire, a little over a year after Gov. Chris Sununu signed a bill legalizing betting on professional and college sports in the state.

August 12, 2020 7:02 a.m.

North Fork boards see some changes

Usually the North Fork Preservation Association elections are just a renewal of officers and directors. John Frederick for example, was president for twenty-some years and the board remained virtually unchanged. Not this year. Debo Powers, president for the last several years stepped down and Flannery Coates was elected president and Debo will be the new vice president. Leaving the board are Steve Gniadek and Frank Vitale and the board will now consist of Diane Boyd, Bill Walker, Jube Zeigler and Roger Sullivan. Randy Kenyon will serve as treasurer and Suzanne Hildner is secretary.

August 12, 2020 7 a.m.

The Blotter: Don’t follow me, I have a pistol

Monday, Aug. 3

Wandering griz clears popular Glacier National Park Trail
August 12, 2020 6:57 a.m.

Wandering griz clears popular Glacier National Park Trail

A young single grizzly bear, who may have received a food reward from a hiker’s backpack, caused the closure of Avalanche Lake trail Thursday.

After two-week search, no signs of man
August 12, 2020 6:56 a.m.

After two-week search, no signs of man

After another week of searching, including using a remote-controlled underwater vehicle to search the depths of Kintla Lake, a search for a missing Columbia Falls man in Glacier National Park is winding down, park officials said Monday.

August 12, 2020 6:54 a.m.

Police looking for man in deadly bar fight

Whitefish Police are working with California authorities to locate a man allegedly involved in the death of a Whitefish man following an altercation outside a bar.

Avalanche Allure: Visitors willing to park a mile away to visit lake
August 12, 2020 6:54 a.m.

Avalanche Allure: Visitors willing to park a mile away to visit lake

Glacier National Park visitors are parking beyond Redrocks pullout — more than a mile away — on Going-to-the-Sun Road in order to access the trailhead of one of the area’s most popular hikes: Avalanche Lake. Adding two extra miles to the four mile round-trip excursion, and upwards of half an hour to find a parking space, has not been enough to persuade hikers to opt for alternative destinations.

Richard Truman Grilley
August 12, 2020 6:51 a.m.

Richard Truman Grilley

Richard Truman Grilley passed away on Aug. 3, 2020, at Hidden Meadow Memory care.

August 12, 2020 6:50 a.m.

Golf tourney a big success

On behalf of the Wildc/kat Athletic Endowment Association (WAEA), I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Columbia Falls Community and businesses for your attendance and support at the WAEA Golf Tournament fundraiser on Sunday, July 26. A huge shout out this year to Meadow Lake Golf staff for hosting our annual tournament. Once again, the Wildc/kat supporters have made our event a huge success. In addition, WAEA is very fortunate to have a list of volunteers that we call on each year and their continued support and commitment is greatly appreciated. Special thanks to Jim Peacock, Shelby Johnson, and the cross-country teams for helping with the golf event. Their efforts made the tournament games and operations flow effortlessly. Without our local businesses and dedicated individuals, this event and program would not be possible.

August 12, 2020 6:50 a.m.

Blankenship thoughts

I appreciate your time spent and your insight in your recent article titled “A Not So Scenic Sight on Flathead”.

August 12, 2020 6:49 a.m.

Seniors having garage sale this weekend

The North Valley Seniors Center is having a garage sale fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 14 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m at the North Valley Senior Center, 205 Nucleus Avenue. Please come to check out our wide selection of treasures from clothing, knick-knacks, planters, tools, fishing gear, small furniture and appliances.

August 12, 2020 6:49 a.m.

Twins lose to Bucks to end season at state

The Glacier Twins fell short against the Bitterroot Bucs on Saturday at the American Legion Baseball Montana-Alberta Class A State Tournament in Lewistown, recording a narrow 5-3 defeat in what turned out to be the team’s final game of the season.

August 12, 2020 6:41 a.m.

Maybe it’s Utopia

A recent story we did on people camping at Blankenship certainly sparked a lot of interest. One person said it should have been labeled an opinion piece.

August 12, 2020 6:40 a.m.

Endowment says thanks

On behalf of the Wildc/kat Athletic Endowment Association, I would like to extend a big THANK YOU to the Columbia Falls Community and businesses for your attendance and support at the WAEA Golf Tournament fundraiser on Sunday, July 26.

August 12, 2020 6:35 a.m.

Thanks to Tester

I want to thank Senator Jon Tester for his continued support of our public lands.

August 12, 2020 6:33 a.m.

Thoughts on Blankenship

I appreciate your time spent and your insight in your recent article titled “A Not So Scenic Sight on Flathead”. My family have been utilizing the free camping at Blankenship bridge for well over a decade. My family and I have been residents of Flathead County, just south of Columbia Falls for close to 20 years. Our previous home was Lake County. Being someone who enjoys the camping site, it is evident how it has become a problem.

August 12, 2020 6:27 a.m.

AP Entertainment Digest for Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

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August 12, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Concerns grow over rising COVID-19 infections in Germany

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s government urged citizens Wednesday to keep their guard up and stick to public health guidelines, as new COVID-19 infections hit a three-month high and schools reopened in the country's most populous state.

August 12, 2020 6:27 a.m.

ATF: Fire that destroyed St. Paul hotel project was arson

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A massive blaze that destroyed a hotel project under construction in downtown St. Paul was arson, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 6:27 a.m.

Virus Outbreak, ADVISORY

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: antibody drugs that fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to do the job. Antibodies are proteins the body makes when an infection occurs; they attach to a virus and help it be eliminated. The drugs are concentrated versions of specific antibodies that worked best against the coronavirus in lab an animal tests. They’re being tested to treat COVID-19 and for preventing infection in people at high risk of it. Results of key studies are expected by fall.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

US consumer prices rose 0.6% in July, matching June uptick

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer prices jumped 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continued to rise.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

No prosecution for many arrested at Portland's protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People arrested in Portland since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during the protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than two months won't be prosecuted.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Media mogul Sumner Redstone dies at 97

Sumner Redstone, who joined his family's drive-in movie chain in the 1950s and used it to build a vast media empire that included CBS and Viacom, has died. He was 97.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

The Latest: Spain sets up field hospital in northern city

MADRID — Spain’s army is setting up a field hospital in Zaragoza as the northern city struggles to stop a new spike in coronavirus cases.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Feds get more time to weigh Boston Marathon bomber appeal

BOSTON (AP) — A federal appeals court has agreed to give prosecutors another month to decide their next step after the court tossed Boston Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's death sentence.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

US consumer prices jump 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continue to rise

WASHINGTON (AP) — US consumer prices jump 0.6% in July as gasoline prices continue to rise.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Multnomah Falls reopens to the public with coronavirus rules

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Oregon’s tallest waterfall and one of the state’s most popular attractions has reopened to the public with new guidelines in place amid the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Vermont US Representative Welch wins Democratic primary

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — One of Vermont’s most popular elected officials, Democratic U.S. Rep. Peter Welch, defeated a single opponent Tuesday in the state’s primary election.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Sumner Redstone, who a built media empire from his family's drive-in theater chain, dies at 97

NEW YORK (AP) — Sumner Redstone, who a built media empire from his family's drive-in theater chain, dies at 97.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart to join Country Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Hank Williams Jr., Marty Stuart and songwriter Dean Dillon are the newest inductees to the Country Music Hall of Fame.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Shooting at Louisiana hospital prompts manhunt

SHREVEPORT, La. (AP) — A man was shot and wounded at a Louisiana hospital Wednesday morning in what police called an active shooter situation.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Paris prosecutors investigate apparent anti-Semitic attack

PARIS (AP) — French police are investigating an apparent anti-Semitic attack on a 29-year-man in an apartment building in northeast Paris.

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection Agency chiefs called Wednesday for a “reset” at the agency after President Donald Trump’s regulation-chopping, industry-minded first term, backing a detailed plan by former EPA staffers that ranges from renouncing political influence in regulation to boosting

August 12, 2020 6:03 a.m.

Crane collapse kills 5 in Cambodian border town of Poipet

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A construction crane in Cambodia’s northwestern city of Poipet on the border with Thailand collapsed Wednesday, killing at least five people and injuring four others.

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Mauritius seeks compensation as oil spill cleanup continues

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Mauritius says it is seeking compensation from the owners of a Japanese ship that spilled oil after it grounded in the shallow waters off the Indian Ocean island nation, while urgent efforts continue to pump out the remaining fuel.

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

King County sheriffs investigate body found in dumpster

BURIEN, Wash. (AP) — Detectives are investigating after a man's body was found inside a dumpster in Burien late Tuesday evening.

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Swiss former Juventus defender Lichtsteiner retires at 36

BERN, Switzerland (AP) — Switzerland and former Juventus defender Stephan Lichtsteiner

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Liberia vice president flies to Ghana for medical treatment

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's vice president and former first lady, Jewel Howard-Taylor, has been flown to Ghana to for medical treatment after developing “respiratory complications,” her office said in a statement.

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Ex-nurse sentenced to federal prison for distributing heroin

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a Vancouver, Washington, woman who worked as a registered nurse in Portland, Oregon, has been sentenced to eight months in federal prison for conspiring to sell drugs.

August 12, 2020 5:27 a.m.

Amid crises, UNICEF USA launches program to help kids in US

NEW YORK (AP) — For more than 70 years, the U.S. affiliate of UNICEF has supported the global work of that U.N. agency, most of it focused on aiding children in developing countries. On Wednesday, amid overlapping domestic crises, UNICEF USA announced its first major program supporting children in the United States.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Virginia city council votes to remove Confederate monument

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. (AP) — A Virginia city council voted to remove a Confederate monument that has stood in the city for more than a century.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

EU slaps duties on Cambodia exports over rights concerns

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union on Wednesday began to reimpose customs duties on certain exports from Cambodia in response to what it said are concerns about the Southeast Asian country’s human rights record.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Scottish leader says injuries reported after train derails

LONDON (AP) — Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, where smoke could be seen rising from the site. Officials said there were reports of serious injuries.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

World stocks edge higher as US aid talks remain in focus

World stock markets turned higher on Wednesday though market sentiment appears fragile due to a lack of progress in U.S. talks on more economic aid.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Global Forecast-Fahrenheit

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Seattle media companies appeal police protest subpoena

SEATTLE (AP) — A group of news outlets has appealed to the Washington Supreme Court to block a Seattle Police Department subpoena pursuing unpublished images of protester activity.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Iran's president, FM lash out at new US push on arms embargo

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's president and foreign minister lashed out on Wednesday at a revised proposal by the U.S. that would extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, the latest in the Trump administration's maximum pressure policy against Iran.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Haile Thomas wrote more than a cookbook. It's a life guide.

NEW YORK (AP) — At 19, Haile Thomas has written a book that will flummox bookstore owners whenever they reopen.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

How Biden chose Harris: Inside his search for a running mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

More tribal clashes in Sudanese port city; death toll at 25

CAIRO (AP) — Tribal clashes that have gripped a Sudanese port city over the past three days have killed at least 25 people and wounded scores, a doctors’ association said on Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

North Macedonia: Police find 148 migrants in trucks

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — Police in North Macedonia say they have discovered 148 migrants crammed into trucks in two separate operations in central and northern parts of the country, and have arrested two men on suspicion of trafficking migrants.

August 12, 2020 5:03 a.m.

Global Forecast-Celsius

Global Forecast as of 23:00 GMT Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August 12, 2020 4:27 a.m.

Over 1,000 detained in latest Belarus election protests

MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Police detained over 1,000 people in Belarus during the latest protests against the results of the country's presidential election, officials said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 4:27 a.m.

China blasts US for Taiwan visit while virus spreads at home

BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese official lashed out at U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar on Wednesday for visiting Taiwan amid an ongoing pandemic back home, accusing him of putting politics ahead of the lives of the American people.

August 12, 2020 4:27 a.m.

Train derails in Scotland; no immediate reports of injuries

LONDON (AP) — Police and paramedics were responding Wednesday to a train derailment in northeast Scotland, and smoke could be seen rising from the site.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Top German diplomat: Lebanon needs 'reboot' to regain trust

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanon needs a “strong reboot” and far-reaching economic reforms to rebuild trust with its citizens, Germany's foreign minister said ahead of his trip Wednesday to Beirut, following last week's massive explosion at the city's port that killed at least 171 people and wounded thousands.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Atlético says 4 positive tests confirmed in women's team

MADRID (AP) — Four members of Atlético Madrid's women's soccer team have tested positive for the coronavirus 10 days before its quarterfinal match against Barcelona in the Champions League.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

The Latest: Chinese city donates 40,000 masks to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A municipal government in China has donated 40,000 medical-grade face masks to Maryland’s capital city amid the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Japan appeals court order to recognize 'black rain' victims

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government and the city of Hiroshima have appealed a court ruling ordering them to certify dozens of people who were exposed to radioactive “black rain” in the aftermath of the 1945 U.S. atomic bomb attack.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 7 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Parents of UK teen murdered in racist attack vow to fight on

LONDON (AP) — The parents of a Black teenager who was killed in a 1993 racist attack have vowed to keep fighting for justice despite a decision by London’s police force to classify their murder investigation as inactive.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

UK govt, Ben & Jerry's in spat over treatment of migrants

LONDON (AP) — Relations between the British government and ice cream maker Ben & Jerry’s chilled Wednesday in a spat over the treatment of migrants.

August 12, 2020 4:03 a.m.

Barcelona says player not in Champions League team has virus

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A Barcelona player has tested positive for the coronavirus, the club said Wednesday, adding that he is not in its Champions League squad.

August 12, 2020 3:27 a.m.

5 Things to Know for Today

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

August 12, 2020 3:27 a.m.

AP News in Brief at 6:04 a.m. EDT

How it happened: Inside Biden's search for a running mate

August 12, 2020 3:27 a.m.

3 killed in southern India in clashes over Facebook post

NEW DELHI (AP) — At least three people were killed in the southern Indian city of Bengaluru when police clashed with hundreds of Muslims who attacked a police station and set fire to vehicles during a protest over a Facebook post considered offensive to Islam, police said Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Edmunds: Top picks for road trip vehicles with maximum range

Many Americans are wary of flying because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Driving is one alternative to minimize your exposure to large crowds and still get an opportunity to see some sights this summer. You can also further reduce your social contact on a road trip by driving a vehicle with an exceptionally long range.

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

UK records deepest recession among top economies

LONDON (AP) — Britain has suffered the deepest recession among the world’s top economies this year, shrinking by a fifth in the second quarter alone when much of the economy was mothballed as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

The Latest: Masks mandatory in public places in Brussels

BRUSSELS — Authorities in Brussels are introducing mandatory mask rules across the Belgian capital following a spike in cases.

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

2022 World Cup further behind schedule with Asian games off

GENEVA (AP) — All Asian qualifying games for the 2022 World Cup scheduled this year were postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, adding to a

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Shake Shack shrugs off trade war, opens outlet in Beijing

BEIJING (AP) — Antagonisms between China and the United States didn’t stop Beijing's burger lovers from standing in line for hours for a bite of Shake Shack's snacks.

August 12, 2020 3:03 a.m.

Turkish ship starts energy search amid standoff with Greece

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish seismic research vessel has begun surveying for energy resources in contested areas of the eastern Mediterranean, Turkey’s energy minister said Wednesday, amid an escalation of tensions between rivals Greece and Turkey over oil and gas exploration rights.

August 12, 2020 2:30 a.m.

Frenchman who aided Mayan farmers killed in Guatemala

GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala (AP) — A French aid worker was shot to death on a rural highway in Guatemala, where he had led agricultural projects for indigenous Mayan communities for 20 years.

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

The Nation's Weather

The Nation's Weather for Thursday, August 13, 2020

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

3 Rajapaksas sworn into new Sri Lanka Cabinet after election

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his brothers and a nephew, after a landslide election victory last week.

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

The Latest: Pope decries pandemic's culture of individuality

VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has denounced a culture of individuality revealed by the pandemic, which has sacrificed the care of the weakest members of society.

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

After multiple crises, this time Lebanese feel broken

BEIRUT (AP) — For nearly a week, Mona Zahran had to sleep on a couch pulled across her apartment's front door. Beirut’s massive explosion knocked her doors off their hinges and shattered her windows, and she feared looters would take advantage of the chaos that has hit the Lebanese capital since.

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

World Cup, Asian Cup qualifiers postponed to next year

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The Asian Football Confederation has postponed all men's qualifiers scheduled in October and November for the 2022 World Cup and the 2023 Asian Cup.

August 12, 2020 2:03 a.m.

World shares mixed, futures advance after Wall St retreat

World shares were mixed on Wednesday, with European benchmarks and U.S. futures mostly higher despite an overnight retreat on Wall Street.

August 12, 2020 1:27 a.m.

The Latest: Azar says vaccine is not a race, doubts Russia

TAIPEI, Taiwan — U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar says the push to develop a COVID-19 vaccine is “not a race to be first.”

August 12, 2020 1:27 a.m.

3 Rajapaksas sworn into Sri Lanka's new Cabinet after vote

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lanka’s president swore into office a new Cabinet on Wednesday that includes two of his elder brothers and a nephew, after a landslide election victory last week.

August 12, 2020 1:12 a.m.

Northwest Notes Aug. 12, 2020

Langham tops locals after Day 1

Happy home for the Hawks
August 12, 2020 1:09 a.m.

Happy home for the Hawks

Lakeland 2020 grads, community spend summer sprucing up press box, concession stand

Election suggestion
August 12, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Election suggestion

County clerks seek early ballot access, voting centers

August 12, 2020 1:08 a.m.

Inland Empire PGA results: Aug. 10

INLAND EMPIRE PGA

Eyes on the armory
August 12, 2020 1:07 a.m.

Eyes on the armory

Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management seeks permanent home

Depending on the day, avoid going that way
August 12, 2020 1:06 a.m.

Depending on the day, avoid going that way

Blue Creek Bay bridge work causes unique traffic jams

Hayden: Feds leaving us no choice on sewer rates
August 12, 2020 1:05 a.m.

Hayden: Feds leaving us no choice on sewer rates

The Hayden City Council gave an understanding but nonetheless full-throated defense of its decision to raise sewer rates Tuesday night, saying its share of upgrading the plant on Atlas Road is the inescapable cost of complying with federal requirements.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State-All

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Wednesday:

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

UK economy in recession after 20.4% second quarter slump

LONDON (AP) — The British economy has fallen into recession after official figures Wednesday showed it contracting by a record 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of lockdown measures put in place to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Tuesday Sports in Brief

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Lottery State-by-State

The state-by-state winning lottery numbers through Wednesday:

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Spring college football: When? How much? Who plays?

Back in April, not long after the pandemic canceled the NCAA basketball tournament, the idea of moving the 2020 college football to the spring of 2021 was already being tossed around.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

NHLPA's Fehr buoyed by 0 positive tests; `So far so good'

TORONTO (AP) — Zero players testing positive for COVID-19 in the two weeks since NHL teams arrived at their two respective playoff hub cities. And a powerful opening night statement on social and racial justice issues made by the league and its players.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Belgian beach brawl fuels virus, political, climate tension

BRUSSELS (AP) — It started as a Saturday trip to Belgium's coast, a chance to escape a heat wave and coronavirus restrictions for a while. As the tide came in, the beach got crowded. Someone complained about the music being too loud. The mood quickly turned ugly.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Analysis: Lillard has enough motivation for his playoff push

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard has no shortage of motivation.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Iranian hard-liners in parliament reject president's nominee

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iranian hard-liners in parliament on Wednesday voted against President Hassan Rouhani's nominee for trade minister in the first showdown between the rival camps since the house resumed work in May despite the struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Boucher witnesses NHL marathon 20 years after his 5 OT game

Brian Boucher had a feeling by the second overtime that this game was going a while longer, and he knew from personal experience.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

US revises UN resolution to extend UN arms embargo on Iran

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United States on Tuesday circulated a revised resolution that would extend a U.N. arms embargo on Iran indefinitely, seeking to gain more support in the 15-member Security Council where veto-wielding Russia and China have voiced strong opposition.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

AP News Digest 3:40 a.m.

Here are the AP’s latest coverage plans, top stories and promotable content. All times EDT. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Australian sailor honored 77 years after he died saving crew

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — An Australian war hero will be awarded the nation's top military honor more than 77 years after he was killed while saving some of his shipmates.

August 12, 2020 1:03 a.m.

Outcry in Somalia as new bill would allow child marriage

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — An outcry is rising in Somalia as parliament considers a bill that would allow child marriage once a girl’s sexual organs mature and would allow forced marriage as long as the family gives their consent.

Native seeds a blooming business
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Native seeds a blooming business

The folks at BFI Native Seeds take their grasses and their forbs — a fancy name for wildflowers — very seriously.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

The allure of Avalanche

Visitors tack on an extra two miles to a popular hike due to parking shortage.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

RECORDS

JUDGMENTS

Swim the Fish turns into (mostly) virtual race
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Swim the Fish turns into (mostly) virtual race

The annual Swim the Fish typically draws dozens of swimmers to Whitefish Lake for the open water swim event.

Nonprofits look to raise awareness with painted rocks
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Nonprofits look to raise awareness with painted rocks

Butterflies in a rainbow of colors with paintbrushes for bodies have been creatively painted on about 100 rocks scattered around Whitefish.

Lillian Ellen (Merkle) Judge
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Lillian Ellen (Merkle) Judge

Lillian Ellen (Merkle) Judge

Lillian Ellen (Merkle) Judge passed away on April 29, 2020 at The Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls at the age of 91.

Dennis H. Johnson
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Dennis H. Johnson

Dennis H. Johnson

Feb. 3, 1943 – July 25, 2020

Shirley Yeats, 91
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Shirley Yeats, 91

Shirley Yeats, 91

Shirley Yeats, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her, passed away peacefully with her son by her side, on July 21, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — HOLLY CARLING: Are you hangry?

Some people are familiar with the word hangry, others think I’m misspelling hungry or angry. It is, however, a combination of the two words. It is when the emotion of anger, irritability, impatience or intolerance coincides with someone hungry. It could be that they had a delayed meal, skipped a meal, or it’s just time to eat. But it is deeper than that.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

ADVERTISING: Advertorial — GEORGE BALLING: Reports from Wine Country

Much news from our friends in “Wine Countries” across the west that affects everything from visits to the wineries, to our events here at home to the 2020 vintage. So, let’s get started with news that one way or another will affect most wine consumers.

Summer ArtFest showcases fine art  in revamped gallery and virtual event
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Summer ArtFest showcases fine art in revamped gallery and virtual event

This year’s Summer ArtFest has created an avenue for fine art enthusiasts to enjoy the work of some talented artists, both in person and online.

Council OKs payment plan for Alta Views
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Council OKs payment plan for Alta Views

Whitefish City Council last week struck a compromise with the developer of the Alta Views subdivision to pay a fee in lieu of affordable housing.

Whitefish among tourism organizations promoting safe travel practices
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Whitefish among tourism organizations promoting safe travel practices

The Whitefish Convention and Visitors Bureau is among several tourism organizations joining the state in a “Montana Aware” campaign to promote safe and responsible behavior among those who are traveling in the state.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

City looks to recoup COVID costs

The City of Whitefish has submitted a request for reimbursement from the state for about $688,000 in expenses related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Council approves loans for water project
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Council approves loans for water project

Whitefish City Council has approved state loans to finance the expansion of the city’s water treatment plant.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Lockwood leader who made dog park great

Thank you for your wonderful article on the front page of a recent Pilot about Jim Lockwood. Having served with him on the Board of the Whitefish Animal Group for a number of years, I know what he has meant to our organization. So when in your headline, you refer to Jim as a “longtime dog park volunteer,” it’s important to note that Jim brings new meaning to the word, “volunteer.”

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Larson will protect open lands

We moved to Whitefish in 1969 when it was a quiet little town where my husband and I both found work at the Big Mountain Ski Resort. We were fortunate to make Whitefish our home and raise our sons here. Now the world has discovered our piece of paradise and though we recognize the benefits of growth, we also realize that many problems are rising as our population expands. Kristen Larson, candidate for Flathead County Commissioner, realizes that it is a delicate balance as the Flathead grows to support both our growth while protecting the open lands we love.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Tester deserves thanks for legislation

I want to thank Senator Tester for his continued support of our public lands. A few weeks ago he introduced legislation that addressed the 100-year old, inefficient BLM oil and gas non-competitive leasing system. More recently, he introduced the Badger-Two Medicine Protection Act. This legislation builds on decades of important work to permanently protect the Badger-Two Medicine area and honor Blackfeet culture and their connection to the land. With the passage of the bill, this spectacular place will not be susceptible to industrialization and will protect wildlife, clean water and recreational opportunities for future generations. Tester also continues to support Montana-made solutions like the Blackfoot Clearwater Stewardship Act, a collaborative solution with diverse interests near Seeley Lake. In this difficult time when things sometimes seem upside down, good things still are happening.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Doesn’t agree with changing name of lake

I find the plan to change the name of Lost Coon Lake to be ridiculous. Way back it was changed from Nigger Lake and the road was changed from Nigger Lane to Lost Coon Lane.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Fair carnival canceled amid virus concerns

This year’s Northwest Montana Fair and Rodeo attendees can still expect the beloved event to unfold later this month, but this time without a carnival.

Betty Olsen Blair, 86
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Betty Olsen Blair, 86

Betty Olsen Blair was a force to be reckoned with but COVID-19 proved stronger than she. Her battle with the virus was lost on Aug. 3, 2020, the day after her 86th birthday, at Pine Meadows nursing home in Lexington, Kentucky, where she had been a resident since 2018.

Quadrocopter touts eClear as new security measure during pandemic
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Quadrocopter touts eClear as new security measure during pandemic

Quadrocopter and eConnect have teamed up to deliver a new level of security for businesses in the Flathead and beyond as the COVID-19 pandemic continues

Democratic women celebrate voting rights for women
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Democratic women celebrate voting rights for women

The local Flathead County Democratic Women will celebrate 100 years of voting rights for women on Tuesday, Aug.18, and Wednesday, Aug. 26, with their presence in Kalispell. Members will be staging at Depot Park and walking along Main Street from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. both days.

Barbara Jean Johnson, 75
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Barbara Jean Johnson, 75

Barbara Jean Johnson, 75, took her last breath on Aug. 3, 2020, at her home in Kalispell with her daughter Athena and grandson Derek by her side.

Delores “Dee Dee” Faye Jensen-Franzen, 85
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Delores “Dee Dee” Faye Jensen-Franzen, 85

Delores “Dee Dee” Faye Jensen-Franzen passed peacefully and suddenly after spending time with her beautiful family and friends on Aug. 4, 2020, in Polson. Uniquely, Dee Dee passed on the same majestic homestead she was born and raised on for 85 glorious, wonderful years: just a short jaunt from her lake shore summer home where loved ones often visited.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Salvation Army offers food boxes to families in need

The Salvation Army of Kalispell, serving the Flathead Valley, will provide 500 food boxes to local families at a drive-through distribution event on Saturday, Aug. 22.

Wood murder trial date set for January 2021
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Wood murder trial date set for January 2021

The trial of a Polson woman accused of murdering her ex-boyfriend in Thompson Falls in 2018 has been rescheduled for early next year.

Chester Ray Meeks, 79
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Chester Ray Meeks, 79

Longtime Anchorage, Alaska, developer, devoted husband, father and Christian, Chester Ray Meeks was welcomed into the loving arms of his heavenly Father on the morning of Wednesday, July 8, 2020. His wife of 58 years, Donna, was by his side.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

History group learns about Lewis & Clark

The Northwest Montana Posse of Westerners history organization meets Monday, Aug. 17. Hal Stearns of Helena will present “Lewis & Clark Expedition: Westward Ho, Saint Louis to Travelers’ Rest — 1804 to 1805.”

Shirley Yeats, 91
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Shirley Yeats, 91

Shirley Yeats, beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and friend to all who knew her, passed away peacefully with her son by her side, on July 21, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

Robb Edward Hansen, 56
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Robb Edward Hansen, 56

Robb E. Hansen, 56, of Kalispell, passed away Thursday, Aug. 6, 2020, at his home in Kalispell.

Richard Marvin Phillips, 93
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Richard Marvin Phillips, 93

Richard Marvin Phillips, 93, passed away on Aug. 7, 2020, at Kalispell Regional Medical Center.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

TOURISTS: Controls needed now

Attn Lora Whalen,

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

CAMERON: Take your advice

Almost two weeks ago in an article on The Cheap Seats written by Steve Cameron, was an article entitled, “Use your brain when in public.”

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

THUGS: Let’s shut them down

I assume your experiences with coronavirus are similar to mine. I find it almost impossible to have a conversation with friends or family without the discussion being penetrated by thoughts pertaining to COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Question of effectiveness

I am being compliant with the current mask mandate, but after reading Ruth Brown’s article recently, I have one simple question: If infected health care workers numbers are continuing to climb in Idaho, how can they say that masks are effective?

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

MASKS: Way better than this

Kudos to Jennifer Drake and her letter asking us to follow PHD’s mask mandate. She is right, our elected officials have let us down. If the mayors of cities in Kootenai County had issued a joint mandate with PHD, I do not think there would be so many people running around refusing to wear masks.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

LAWS: These are being ignored

I am just wondering how active law enforcement is related to a few issues that seem to be concerns of many that I talk to?

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

VENOM: Serves no good purpose

This is a response to Lee M. Gibson on Trump: Leader not a liar.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

TRUMP: Quote sums it up

“After almost four years of Donald Trump, I’ve wondered why conservative voters still support him. I thought maybe they were still angry and afraid, or just ignorant and in denial, or racist, but that’s not it. I’ve realized the reason they still support Trump and love him is not because of any of those things. They love him because they ARE him. They have the same morals, prejudices, hatreds and insecurities that Trump has. They’re the same persons he is and they’ve always been that way. We see it now because Trump has given them permission to come out in the open and be who they really are. And, it’s ugly.”

Builders can’t keep up with demand; manufacturers short on supplies
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Builders can’t keep up with demand; manufacturers short on supplies

Summertime is construction season in the Flathead Valley, and while the COVID-19 pandemic has hindered a variety of local business sectors, the building industry certainly isn’t one of them.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

OPINION: CHUCK MALLOY — Bipartisan cooperation? There’s hope

In the Gem State, we have the Idaho Freedom Foundation’s “freedom index,” which attempts to sort out the true conservatives from the RINOs while driving some legislators nuts in the process — particularly those Republicans who are branded as liberals.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

First coronavirus death in Benewah County

PHD: 21 deaths, 2,275 total cases

Arthurlene ‘Joy’ Campbell, 90
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Arthurlene ‘Joy’ Campbell, 90

Arthurlene ‘Joy’ Campbell, 90

More free masks up for grabs
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

More free masks up for grabs

Free masks will be offered Thursday at Cherry Hill Park.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho pump prices up 1 cent

COEUR d’ALENE — Idaho drivers were in for a pleasant surprise when they filled up this week: Even though more people are visiting the Gem State at the height of the summer travel season, the state average gas price only went up by a penny.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Celebrate 30 years of Children’s Village at 6 tonight

COEUR d’ALENE — Children's Village will live-stream an online event from 6 to 8 tonight to celebrate 30 years of serving local children.

NIC Venture Center begins Sept. 15
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

NIC Venture Center begins Sept. 15

Innovation, technology commercialization and entrepreneurship will be the focus of the North Idaho College Venture Center Commercialization Academy, a new eight-week course that will start Sept. 15.

Robert Christy Shafer, 77
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Robert Christy Shafer, 77

Robert Christy Shafer, 77

Marie V. House, 77
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Marie V. House, 77

Marie V. House, 77

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Make room boys, there’s a new girl in town

In February this column featured the back story of the Suffragist statue that’s to be placed and dedicated on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at noon. It’s a testament, not only to artist Terry Lee’s talent but to how a group of women of this era volunteered their time and treasure to making the project happen and to a community who stepped up to raise the money to privately fund the project.

Loud at the lake
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Loud at the lake

Cocolalla residents troubled by train noise

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Crossing work is set in Cocolalla

COCOLALLA — BNSF will be working on the S. Cocallala Loop crossing.

LPOSD secures fall reentry plan
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

LPOSD secures fall reentry plan

SANDPOINT — After many weeks of drafting guidelines for Lake Pend Oreille School District, the board of trustees unanimously approved its COVID-19 protocol and reentry plan Tuesday evening.

Former resident charged with lewd conduct
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Former resident charged with lewd conduct

PRIEST RIVER — A former North Idaho man has been implicated in the sexual assault of a 15-year-old girl last year, court records show.

Clerks offer election suggestion
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Clerks offer election suggestion

County clerks seek early ballot access, voting centers

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Idaho could see $405M surplus amid pandemic

Idaho could be on track to finish the fiscal year with $405 million in surplus tax revenue in spite of the pandemic's economic toll if a new forecast holds true

Wind instrument
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Wind instrument

Person suffers gunshot wound
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Person suffers gunshot wound

COCOLALLA — A person was evacuated by air ambulance on Tuesday evening after suffering a gunshot wound.

Lindsey Marie Rose, 30
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Lindsey Marie Rose, 30

Lindsey Marie Rose, 30, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020 in Sandpoint, Idaho.

Mary Jane Olingerm, 92
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Mary Jane Olingerm, 92

Mary Jane Olinger passed peacefully on July 31, 2020 at the age of 92. Mary was born to Samuel and Irma Blough on October 21, 1927 in Sunnyside, Washington.

Aiden Scott Green, 7
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Aiden Scott Green, 7

Aiden Scott Green, 7, passed away on Tuesday, August 4, 2020.

Best Shot - Aug. 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Best Shot - Aug. 12, 2020

If you have a photo that you took that you would like to see run as a Best Shot or I Took The Bee send it in to the Bonner County Daily Bee, P.O. Box 159, Sandpoint, Idaho, 83864; or drop them off at 310 Church St., Sandpoint. You may also email your pictures in to the Bonner County Daily Bee along with your name, caption information, hometown and phone number to bcdailybee@bonnercountydailybee.com.

Spartans starting to refill depleted football schedule
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Spartans starting to refill depleted football schedule

PRIEST RIVER — Things are changing by the minute, but Priest River Athletic Director Matt George has started to fill in holes in the Spartans’ football schedule.

Join the Priest River cross country family
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Join the Priest River cross country family

PRIEST RIVER — Fall sports practices kicked off on Monday and all of the Priest River teams are still searching for athletes.

Kid Weather - Aug. 12, 2020
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Kid Weather - Aug. 12, 2020

(Regina G., Idaho Hill Elementary, fourth grade)

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Yes, men and women have different exercise needs

Let’s face it, as if it was not plainly obvious, men and women are different — especially when it comes to fitness and workout needs.

Stephen Allen Michael Estes, 32
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Stephen Allen Michael Estes, 32

Stephen Allen Michael Estes, 32, passed away on Sunday, August 9, 2020, near Sandpoint. Idaho.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

UI releases list of spring 2020 semester grads

The University of Idaho recently announced the names of students who graduated during the university’s spring commencement. A total of 1,616 students graduated. From the region, those graduating include:

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Protect others and yourself by wearing a mask

We all know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a mask when we can’t distance ourselves from others to the tune of more than six feet. The simple science says that if my face is covered and your face is covered, the droplets that contain the coronavirus are unlikely to be exchanged.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Young hero offers reminder there’s enough love for all

His face is healing in a recent photo I saw of the boy who saved his sister last month from the German Shepherd attack. The family says from the minute she was born he held a big brother bond with her. Three years older he has stuck close — and that’s just where he was when he and his almost-4-year-old sister went into a friend’s backyard to play. Only to have a “mean” dog go after them.

Sandra K. LaCroix
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Sandra K. LaCroix

Sandra (Sandy) LaCroix, 76, went home to Jesus on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 in Newport Wash.

Joyce Dillon, 76
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Joyce Dillon, 76

After a short illness at the age of 76, Joyce Dillon passed away on July 27, 2020.

Construction of new McAbee Falls bridge planned
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Construction of new McAbee Falls bridge planned

20 Years Ago — 2000

Teachers’ union, school board yet to reach agreement on levy spending
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Teachers’ union, school board yet to reach agreement on levy spending

The Bigfork School District 38 Board of Trustees and the Bigfork Area Education Association teachers’ union have clashed over specifics of how the levy dollars will be allocated and have yet to come to an agreement after meeting twice to negotiate.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Bio Station fights shoreline erosion with innovative gravel beach

The UM station has lost 1.6 acres of shoreline property since the regulation of Flathead Lake’s water level began in 1938.

Outdoor restrooms fall through cracks of COVID guidance
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Outdoor restrooms fall through cracks of COVID guidance

The COVID-19 pandemic has created quandary for restroom use at campgrounds and trailheads, where management must decide how best to keep facilities clean, staff members safe and visitors satisfied.

Bethany Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Bethany Lutheran Church welcomes new pastor

Shawn Osborne was recently hired as the pastor of Bethany Lutheran Church in Bigfork.

Mixed results for mask mandate in Bigfork
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Mixed results for mask mandate in Bigfork

In Bigfork, mask use remains a controversial practice for many restaurants and businesses.

August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

Vikings ready to tackle unpredictable season

Bigfork High School’s new head football coach Jim Benn will be looking to appreciate every moment this year as he and the Vikings look to improve on their 3-6 record from a year ago.

COVID-19 cases surge in region
August 12, 2020 1 a.m.

COVID-19 cases surge in region

SANDPOINT — The Panhandle Health District reported 81 new confirmed or probable cases of novel coronavirus on Tuesday, including one new infection in Bonner County.

August 12, 2020 12:27 a.m.

UK scientists openly question government's pandemic response

LONDON (AP) — As Britain navigates its way through the coronavirus pandemic, the government insists that science is guiding its decisions. But a self-appointed group of independent experts says it sees little in Britain's response that is evidence-based, especially after an upturn in new cases forced a delay in lifting more lockdown restrictions.

August 12, 2020 12:27 a.m.

The Latest: Germany worries as new daily cases hit 1,226

BERLIN — Germany’s heath minister expressed concern about the rising numbers of coronavirus infections in the country and called on his compatriots to adhere to social distancing and hygiene rules.

August 12, 2020 12:27 a.m.

75th Anniversary of the End of WWII, ADVISORY

Aug. 15, 2020, is the 75th anniversary of Japan’s surrender, which ended World War II. The Associated Press plans the following coverage before the anniversary. Details of the schedule and spot coverage on Aug. 15 are not yet confirmed. Playbook and AP Coverage Plan will have the most updated information.

August 12, 2020 12:27 a.m.

UK economy officially in recession after 20.4% Q2 slump

LONDON (AP) — The British economy has fallen into recession after official figures Wednesday showed it contracting by a record 20.4% in the second quarter as a result of lockdown measures put in place to counter the coronavirus pandemic.

Richard Stevens: The job is important, not the commissioner
August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Richard Stevens: The job is important, not the commissioner

EPHRATA — Grant County commissioner Richard Stevens said it’s the job that matters.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Quincy irrigation season-end dates announced

The Quincy-Columbia Basin Irrigation District announced its final dates for the irrigation season in a press release Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kraken to start season ticket seat selection in late August

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Kraken will allow fans who put down deposits on season tickets to begin selecting their seats later this month.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Booker's 35 points help streaking Suns beat 76ers 130-117

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Devin Booker scored 35 points and the Phoenix Suns protected their playoff hopes by beating the Philadelphia 76ers 130-117 on Tuesday to remain undefeated in the NBA restart.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Millennial Money: How we renegotiated our bills to cut costs

I know, I know. You’ve probably heard all about how you should renegotiate your bills to save money. But that’s easier said than done, right?

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Politically charged 'black-ish' episode gets belated home

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A politically charged episode of “black-ish” from 2017 that was shelved by ABC has found a home on Hulu, a corporate sibling of the Disney-owned broadcast network.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-Dem-Pres-All,100

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Facebook: Pandemic hurt enforcement on suicide, child nudity

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Looks like the machines aren't ready to take over just yet.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wingin' it: Blue Jays win Buffalo debut, top Marlins in 10th

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Bo Bichette, Travis Shaw and the wandering Toronto Blue Jays felt just fine in their new nest.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

China auto sales rise in July, as market regains momentum

BEIJING (AP) — China’s auto sales rose by 16.4% in July over a year earlier to 2.1 million units in a sign of sustained recovery for the industry’s biggest global market, an industry group said Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Promise of pizzas if Atalanta wins Champions League title

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — There will be a trophy — and lots of pizzas — if Atalanta pulls off an upset and wins the Champions League this month.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Asian football cancels Oct., Nov. qualifiers

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Boeing: No orders, more cancellations for grounded 737 Max

Boeing sold no airline planes and customers canceled orders for 43 of its 737 Max jet last month as the aircraft maker continued to struggle with both the pandemic and the ongoing grounding of the Max after two deadly crashes.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Companies test antibody drugs to treat, prevent COVID-19

With a coronavirus vaccine still months off, companies are rushing to test what may be the next best thing: drugs that deliver antibodies to fight the virus right away, without having to train the immune system to make them.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Crawford's RBI in 10th lifts Giants over Astros 7-6

HOUSTON (AP) — The San Francisco Giants were confident that Hunter Pence would break out of his slump and get going this season.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Shaw, Blue Jays beat Marlins 5-4 in MLB's return to Buffalo

BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — In the first major league game in Buffalo since 1915, Travis Shaw hit an RBI single in the 10th inning and the Toronto Blue Jays settled into their new nest with a 5-4 win over the Miami Marlins on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

German authorities conduct raids in money laundering probe

BERLIN (AP) — German authorities raided an import-export company and the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on Tuesday on suspicion he was involved in a scheme to launder millions of euros (dollars) for Russian criminals, prosecutors said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Embed-Chart-America Disrupted-Latinos-Party, ADVISORY

AMERICA DISRUPTED-LATINOS-PARTY — Chart. This AP digital embed shows results from the 2018 VoteCast survey on party preference among Latino voters grouped by gender, age, and religion. This chart is current as of August 11, 2020 and will not update. Source: AP VoteCast.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Virus surge makes US weak link in global economic recovery

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — People in China are back to buying German luxury cars. Europe's assembly lines are accelerating. Now the global economy is waiting for the United States to get its coronavirus outbreak under control and boost the recovery, but there's little sign of that.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Barnes leads Kings to another win over Pelicans, 112-106

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Harrison Barnes scored 25 points, including 12 in the third quarter, and the Sacramento Kings beat the New Orleans Pelicans 112-106 on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Governor says virus tests may increase as schools reopen

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Republican Gov. Greg Abbott said Monday that coronavirus testing in Texas could increase as schools reopen amid a sharp drop-off in the number of tests in recent weeks.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'America's Got Talent' tops ratings, loses Cowell for now

LOS ANGELES (AP) — “America's Got Talent” topped the ratings last week, but it faces the absence of Simon Cowell, seriously injured in an electric bicycle accident.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pro wrestling star James 'Kamala' Harris dies at 70

James Harris, a Mississippi-born sharecropper who gained international fame as “Kamala the Ugandan Giant,” a massive professional wrestler who buried opponents with his trademark “splash,” has died.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Antetokounmpo ejected for headbutting Wizards player

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was ejected from Milwaukee's game against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday night after the NBA MVP headbutted Moritz Wagner.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Money offered for info on former ‘Tiger King’ star husband

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — The family of a Florida man who disappeared in 1997 and who appeared on the hit TV series “Tiger King,” has hired a lawyer and is offering $100,000 in exchange for information to help solve the case.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Limited attendance on outdoor fitness classes announced

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Washington Gov. Jay Inslee has issued updated COVID-19 guidance limiting the number of people allowed to participate in outdoor fitness classes.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Harris brings Baptist, interfaith roots to Democratic ticket

Kamala Harris, tapped on Tuesday as Joe Biden’s running mate, attended services at both a Black Baptist church and a Hindu temple growing up – an interfaith background that reflects her historic status as the first Black woman and woman of South Asian descent on a major-party presidential ticket.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

McCoughtry scores 20, Aces beat Fever for 5th straight win

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Angel McCoughtry scored 20 points, Jackie Young added 17 points and the Las Vegas Aces beat the Indiana Fever 98-79 on Tuesday night for their fifth straight victory.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kanye West qualifies as presidential candidate in Arkansas

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Rapper Kanye West has qualified to appear on Arkansas' ballot this fall as an independent presidential candidate, Secretary of State John Thurston said Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lillard pours in 61 to lift Blazers past Mavs, 134-131

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard is simply willing the Portland Trail Blazers toward the postseason.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 6th Add,400

Koos +- Kraus +- Krichevsky +- Moroz +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Correction: Fishing-Puget Sound story

SEDRO-WOOLLEY, Wash. (AP) — In a story August 6, 2020, about the sockeye salmon season for Baker Lake in northwest Washington state, The Associated Press erroneously reported that the season continues through Sept. 7. The season closed Aug. 3.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Take me outside the ballgame: Phandemic Krew cheers Phillies

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The climb up the ladder positioned against a gate outside the Phillies' ballpark nearly 450 feet away from home plate comes with more than a distant view of baseball.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Cuts, reserve funds help lawmakers balance Oregon budget

Oregon lawmakers cut hundreds of millions of dollars from state agencies and tapped emergency reserves to help plug a $1 billion budget deficit due to COVID-19 shutdowns and also further restricted police choke holds during a testy, day-long special session.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Embed-America Disrupted-Latino Vote Registration, ADVISORY

AMERICA DISRUPTED-LATINO VOTE REGISTRATION — Chart. Voter registration among Latinos in North Carolina has dropped off in 2020 compared to the same period in 2016. This chart shows the number of registered Latino voters in the state from January through July for each of those years. This chart is current as of August 11, 2020 and will not update. Source: North Carolina State Board of Elections.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 6 Takes,450

State Trump +- Weld +- Ardini +- Boddie +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Updated COVID-19 guidance issued for religious services

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) — Some coronavirus restrictions on in-person worship have been relaxed for churches, under new guidance issued by Gov. Jay Inslee.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Was There: Watts riots erupt in Black LA neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (AP) — EDITOR’S NOTE: On Aug. 11, 1965, an uprising began in Los Angeles after the drunken driving arrest of a young Black man by a white California Highway Patrol officer.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Machado's grand slam sends Padres over Dodgers, 6-2

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Manny Machado slugged a grand slam after two consecutive errors by the Dodgers in the third inning, Garrett Richards won for the first time in two years, and the San Diego Padres defeated Los Angeles 6-2 on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Supreme Court stops Oregon redistricting ballot measure

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — An effort to alter how Oregon draws its legislative and congressional districts has been halted by the U.S. Supreme Court.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 1st Add,400

Buttigieg +- Klobuchar +- Gabbard +- Uncommitted +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

1000s of Korean laborers still lost after WWII, Cold War end

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Shin Yun-sun describes her life as a maze of dead ends.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Egg producer gouged prices when pandemic hit, lawsuit says

NEW YORK (AP) — One of the country’s largest egg producers illegally inflated prices when the pandemic hit New York, taking in $4 million as it charged up to four times more per carton, state Attorney General Letitia James charged in a lawsuit Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Monday

Stocks closed mostly higher on Wall Street Monday, nudging the S&P 500 within striking distance of its all-time high set in February.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wind knocks down wall of fire-gutted historic Chicago church

CHICAGO (AP) — Strong winds caused additional damage to a historic Chicago church but may have also swept in a badly needed “blessing” for a sanctuary where Mahalia Jackson and other famed gospel singers often sang and the man considered the father of gospel music led the choir.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: India's cases top 2.3M, fatality rate drops

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus caseload has topped 2.3 million after adding 60,963 in the last 24 hours.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: China's community virus cases hit single digits

BEIJING — China’s newly confirmed community transmitted cases of coronavirus fell into the single digits on Wednesday, while Hong Kong saw another 33 cases of infection.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: American culture seen new in 'After the Last Border'

“After the Last Border: Two Families and the Story of Refuge in America," by Jessica Goudeau, (Viking)

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

For pandemic jobless, the only real certainty is uncertainty

CHICAGO (AP) — For three decades, Kelly Flint flourished as a corporate travel agent, sending everyone from business titans to oil riggers around the planet. Then came the worst pandemic in a century, leaving her jobless and marooned in an uncertain economy.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Prosecutor won't act on low-level Portland protest arrests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The newly elected district attorney in Portland, Oregon, said Tuesday that under a new policy, his office will not prosecute people who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests in Oregon's largest city.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big Ten Conference announces it won't play football this fall, will explore playing in the spring

ROSEMONT, Ill. (AP) — Big Ten Conference announces it won't play football this fall, will explore playing in the spring.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Confirmed coronavirus cases reach 20 million

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The confirmed number of coronavirus cases in the world has reached 20 million. That’s according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Point scores in 5th OT as Lightning beat Blue Jackets 3-2

TORONTO (AP) — Brayden Point scored 10:27 into the fifth overtime, and the Tampa Bay Lightning beat the Columbus Blue Jackets 3-2 on Tuesday in the fourth-longest game in Stanley Cup playoff history.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Kamala Harris' selection as VP resonates with Black women

DETROIT (AP) — China Cochran met Kamala Harris at a campaign event in Detroit last year and was swept away by her ambition, charisma and leadership. She hoped the California senator would advance in politics.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

DeSantis pushes football; Florida breaks virus death record

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Gov. Ron DeSantis is pushing for college football to be played as scheduled this fall, saying Tuesday that canceling the season as some conferences are doing because of the

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Interest in homeschooling has 'exploded' amid pandemic

MISSION, Kan. (AP) — As parents nationwide prepare to help their children with more distance learning, a small but quickly growing number are deciding to take matters entirely into their own hands and begin homeschooling.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-GOP-Pres-All,100

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for coronavirus

NEW YORK (AP) — Antonio Banderas says he's tested positive for COVID-19 and is celebrating his 60th birthday in quarantine.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Mega Millions' game

ATLANTA (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the "Mega Millions" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bundy dazzles A's, Castro leads Halos' HR barrage in 6-0 win

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Dylan Bundy threw seven scoreless innings of four-hit ball in another superb start, Jason Castro hit a three-run homer and the Los Angeles Angels won back-to-back games for the first time this season, 6-0 over the Oakland Athletics on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Man wanted in Washington on felony warrant found in Arizona

PRESCOTT VALLEY, Ariz. (AP) — A man wanted in the state of Washington on a felony warrant has been arrested in north-central Arizona, according to authorities.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

In Europe, Pompeo warns of China, Russia authoritarianism

PILSEN, Czech Republic (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Tuesday of a rise in authoritarianism led by Russia, China and Iran that threatens freedoms around the world.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Asian Beach Games postponed

The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

SEC, ACC, Big 12 still hoping to play football this fall

And then there were three.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Foot Locker, MGM rise; Reata, Kodak fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Monday:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

VT-House-1-nominated

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 2nd Add,400

Istvan +- Kraft +- Locke +- Matern +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Will Forte to bring parody 'MacGruber' to Peacock service

NEW YORK (AP) — “MacGruber,” a parody skit on “Saturday Night Live” that became a movie, is coming back to the small screen.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Some coffee with your coffee? Dunkin' launching cereal line

CANTON, Mass. (AP) — As if 2020 wasn’t weird enough, Dunkin’ is getting into the cereal game.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 4PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 4PM" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sara Bareilles to star in Peacock comedy about a girl group

NEW YORK (AP) — Sara Bareilles will be acting against type in her next role: She'll be playing a washed-up musician.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Minnesota’s Omar holds off well-funded primary challenger

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Rep. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota survived a stiff Democratic primary challenge Tuesday from a well-funded opponent who tried to make an issue of her national celebrity, the latest in a string of victories by a new generation of emboldened progressive lawmakers.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Children in Beirut suffer from trauma after deadly blast

BEIRUT (AP) — When the huge explosion ripped through Beirut last week, it shattered the glass doors near where 3-year-old Abed Itani was playing with his Lego blocks. He suffered a head injury and cuts on his tiny arms and feet, and he was taken to the emergency room, where he sat amid other bleeding people.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 2nd Add,400

Bennet +- Bloxham +- Booker +- Boyd +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Appeals court tosses antitrust ruling against Qualcomm

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court has overturned an antitrust ruling against Qualcomm, dismissing arguments that it unlawfully squeezed out cellphone chip rivals and charged excessive royalties to manufacturers such as Apple.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-GOP-Delg-All,100

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lynx rout Mystics, handing them fifth straight loss

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 68-48 on Tuesday night, handing the reigning WNBA champions their fifth straight loss.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Healthy ace Scherzer pitches Nats past Mets 2-1 for 1st win

NEW YORK (AP) — Max Scherzer was grinding on the mound and grunting with each pitch, forced to work particularly hard just to get through the first two innings.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Weeknd, Roddy Ricch, Maluma, CNCO to perform at MTV VMAs

NEW YORK (AP) — Chart-topping Grammy winners The Weeknd and Roddy Ricch are set to perform at the 2020 MTV Video Music Awards this month.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UConn's Bueckers marches for her little brother's future

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — UConn freshman Paige Bueckers marched for racial justice in her home state of Minnesota after the death of George Floyd and says she plans to continue using her voice for social change now that she's at Connecticut.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US producer prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July

WASHINGTON (AP) — US producer prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

LEADING OFF: Blackmon hitting .500; Clevinger, Plesac halted

A look at what's happening around the majors today:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

States strain to carry out Trump order on unemployment aid

RICHMOND, Virginia (AP) — Governors and state labor department officials were scrambling Monday to determine whether they could implement President Donald Trump’s executive order to partially extend unemployment assistance payments to millions of Americans struggling to find work in the pandemic-scarred economy.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How major US stock indexes fared Tuesday

A late slide in big technology companies left indexes broadly lower on Wall Street Tuesday, erasing an early gain and breaking a seven-day winning streak for the S&P 500.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College football games canceled or postponed near 1,000

The number of canceled or postponed college football games as of Tuesday, according to Associated Press research.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Marriott recovering in China, Royal Caribbean posts loss

On land and sea, the travel industry is hurting but holding out hope for a recovery.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Trini Lopez, 1960s-era singer mentored by Sinatra, dies

RIO RANCHO, N.M. (AP) — Trini Lopez, a singer and guitarist who gained fame for his versions of “Lemon Tree” and “If I Had a Hammer” in the 1960s and took his talents to Hollywood, died Tuesday. He was 83.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

French publisher's jarring memoir to be released in English

NEW YORK (AP) — An English-language edition of “Le Consentement,” a French publisher's jarring memoir about her abusive relationship as a teenager with a prominent writer in his 50s, will come out next year.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The Latest: Most of Singapore foreign labor cleared of COVID

SINGAPORE — Singapore’s government says most foreign workers can now resume work as their dormitories have been cleared of COVID-19 after months of lockdown and virus testing.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Washington state to kill more wolves that attack livestock

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The state of Washington on Tuesday ordered that more endangered wolves be killed in a pack that continued to prey on cattle in Stevens County even after one member was eliminated.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

'Don't shut up!' Film spotlights Filipino journalist

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Maria Ressa says she didn’t take Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte seriously when he declared four years ago that “corrupt” journalists weren’t “exempted from assassination.”

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

How it happened: Inside Biden's search for a running mate

WASHINGTON (AP) — Gretchen Whitmer wanted out.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hong Kong residents defend free press as China cracks down

HONG KONG (AP) — Last year, hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Hong Kong to demand full democracy, many egged on by a tabloid newspaper critical of China's ruling Communist Party.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 4th Add,400

Sanford +- Uncommitted +- Walsh +- No Preferen +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22

Celebrity birthdays for the week of Aug. 16-22

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 10PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 10PM" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bumpy road ahead: UK bracing for big spike in unemployment

LONDON (AP) — The U.K. has kept a lid on its unemployment rate so far during the coronavirus pandemic but, scratch beneath the surface, there are worrying trends that will likely see the jobless total soaring by the end of the year.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Editorial Roundup: Idaho

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Idaho newspapers:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Japan tech giant SoftBank's profits rise on investments

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology giant SoftBank Group Corp.'s said Tuesday that its profit rose 12% in April-June from a year earlier as its investments added to its coffers, including sales of its shares in U.S. carrier T-Mobile.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge homers, leaves early in Yankees' 9-6 win over Braves

NEW YORK (AP) — Aaron Judge's home run Tuesday night left the field about as quickly as he did.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Android phones to track quakes; California gets alert system

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Android phones will be used to sense earthquakes around the world and may one day be able to provide global warnings, with the first mass alert system unveiled Tuesday in California, Google

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lightning outlast Blue Jackets 3-2 in 5 OT thriller

TORONTO (AP) — By the time he launched the last shot, Brayden Point was just trying to do anything he could to end the fourth-longest game in NHL history.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

He set out to mobilize Latino voters. Then the virus hit.

GRAHAM, N.C (AP) — Like many Americans, Ricky Hurtado had different plans for his summer.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No federal relief leaves states, cities facing big deficits

State and local government officials across the U.S. have been on edge for months about how to keep basic services running while covering rising costs related to the coronavirus outbreak as tax revenue plummeted.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dube scores twice as Flames beat Stars 3-2 in Game 1

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Rasmus Andersson snapped a tie after Dillon Dube scored twice in the first period for the confident Calgary Flames, who beat the Dallas Stars 3-2 in Game 1 of their best-of-seven Western Conference playoff series Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Appeals court seems wary of ordering dismissal of Flynn case

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal appeals court in Washington appeared inclined Tuesday to let a judge decide on his own whether to grant the Justice Department's request to dismiss the criminal case against former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 1PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 1PM" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 11 Takes,450

State Biden +- Sanders +- Warren +- Bloomberg +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ocampos heads Sevilla past Wolves into Europa League semis

DUISBURG, Germany (AP) — One missed opportunity was all it took to end Wolverhampton's long European run.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

PP-Dem-Delg-All,100

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Indians keeping Clevinger, Plesac away after violations

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Cleveland Indians went a step further than just putting Mike Clevinger and Zach Plesac into quarantine.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Judge: Anti-transgender birth certificate law violates order

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho officials' latest attempt to ban transgender people from changing the gender on their birth certificates violates a court order issued two years ago, a federal judge said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Deal would bar Seattle police from targeting some people

SEATTLE (AP) — The city of Seattle has agreed that a court order should bar police from targeting journalists, legal observers and medical personnel with crowd weapons during protests.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: `Story of Gardening' gets a timely update

“The Story of Gardening,” by Penelope Hobhouse and Ambra Edwards (Princeton Architectural Press)

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 5th Add,400

Greenstein +- Haas +- Harris +- Hewes +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

White Sox activate Anderson, put Garcia on IL

DETROIT (AP) — The Chicago White Sox have reinstated shortstop Tim Anderson from the injured list and put infielder Leury Garcia on the IL with a sprained left thumb.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 7th Add,400

Patrick +- Rice +- Sestak +- Sloan +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lynx hand reigning WNBA champion Mystics 5th straight loss

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Sylvia Fowles had 16 points and 13 rebounds and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Washington Mystics 68-48 on Tuesday night, handing the reigning WNBA champions their fifth straight loss.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lawmakers adjourn special session, restrict choke holds

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A measure further restricting the use of choke holds by police passed the Oregon Legislature by wide margins Monday night as lawmakers concluded a special session called to fix a billion-dollar budget deficit due to COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fire engulfs cooking show star Rachael Ray's home

NEW YORK (AP) — A massive fire engulfed cooking show star Rachael Ray's New York home, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Climate activists hang banner on Boston's iconic Citgo sign

BOSTON (AP) — Members of an activist group hung a banner that read “CLIMATE CHANGE NOW” on the iconic Citgo sign near Boston's Fenway Park, leading to eight arrests, police said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Embed-America Disrupted-Latino Vote Power, ADVISORY

AMERICA DISRUPTED-LATINO VOTE POWER — Chart. About half of all Latinos are eligible to vote in the 2020 U.S. election. This chart looks at eligible Latino voters in the U.S. and North Carolina and compares that to overall U.S. and North Carolina population eligibility. This chart is current as of August 11, 2020 and will not update. Source: Census Bureau, ACS 1-year 2018.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The always intimate Theatre for One goes online

NEW YORK (AP) — The coronavirus hasn't stopped the world's smallest theater.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Celtics keep Grizzlies from clinching spot in play-in series

LAKE BUENA VISTA (AP) — Jayson Tatum scored 29 points and the Boston Celtics ran past Memphis 122-107 on Tuesday, putting the Grizzlies in further danger of missing the playoffs.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Win for Life' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Win for Life" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Native mascots still a sticking point in high school sports

BOUNTIFUL, Utah (AP) — At a mostly white high school near Salt Lake City, the steps leading to the football field are covered in red handprints, arrows and drawings of Native American men in headdresses meant to represent the mascot, the Braves. “Welcome to the Dark Side” and “Fight like a Brave” are scrawled next to images of teepees, a tomahawk and a dream catcher.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

OR Lottery

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ These Oregon lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

As college leaders meet, football players push to play

After the Power Five conference commissioners met Sunday to discuss mounting concern about whether a college football season can be played in a pandemic, players took to social media to urge leaders to let them play.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 3rd Add,400

Bullock +- Burke +- Castro +- De La Fuent +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Night' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Night" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

No charges for many arrested at ongoing Portland protests

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — People who have been arrested since late May on non-violent misdemeanor charges during protests that have racked Oregon’s largest city for more than 70 days won't be prosecuted.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 4th Add,400

Delaney +- Dunlap +- Ellinger +- Gleiberman +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Air traffic is down, gun seizures up at US airports

DALLAS (AP) — With air traffic nearing a five-month high, airport security is finding guns in passenger carry-on bags at three times the rate recorded before the pandemic.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

WI-House-1-nominated

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Brosseau's leadoff HR sparks Rays in 8-2 rout of Red Sox

BOSTON (AP) — Mike Brosseau led off the game with a home run, Yandy Díaz and Hunter Renfroe each had two RBIs and the Tampa Bay Rays continued their offensive onslaught against the Boston Red Sox in a 8-2 win Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Polar opposites: Big, tough Blues face small, quick Canucks

Hockey is trending to look like the Vancouver Canucks, with smaller players and more skill, speed and offense.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UK court says face recognition violates human rights

LONDON (AP) — The use of facial recognition technology by British police has violated human rights and data protection laws, a court said Tuesday, in a decision praised as a victory against invasive practices by the authorities.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New Zealand scrambles to find source of new virus infections

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Health authorities in New Zealand were scrambling Wednesday to trace the source of a new outbreak of the coronavirus as the nation's largest city went back into lockdown.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?

Is it safe to ride public transit during the coronavirus pandemic?

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MN-House-5-nominated

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Treasure-hunter finds 3,000-year-old hoard in Scotland

LONDON (AP) — An amateur treasure-hunter has uncovered one of the most significant Bronze Age hoards ever found in Scotland, including jewelry and a 3,000-year-old sword, authorities said Monday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Greene, who made racist videos, wins GOP nod in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — Marjorie Taylor Greene, a businesswoman who has expressed support for the far-right conspiracy theory QAnon and been criticized for a series of racist comments, has won the Republican nomination for Georgia’s 14th Congressional District.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Ruling keeps NCAA from limiting some athlete compensation

WASHINGTON (AP) — A court decision the NCAA says will hurt college sports by allowing certain student-athletes to be paid “vast sums” of money as “educational expenses” will go into effect after the Supreme Court declined Tuesday to intervene at this point.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Big Ten, Pac-12 pull plug on fall football amid pandemic

A crumbling college football season took a massive hit Tuesday when the Big Ten and Pac-12, two historic and powerful conferences, succumbed to the pandemic and canceled their fall football seasons.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

ID Lottery

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ These Idaho lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Congressional candidate quits race following arrest

A Republican candidate for Congress in Connecticut dropped out of the race Tuesday as voters were going to the polls in his primary election following his arrest in an assault case.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Blackmon raises batting average to .500, Rockies top Arizona

DENVER (AP) — Charlie Blackmon raised his batting average to an amazing .500 with three more hits, including a key double during a six-run burst in the eighth inning that led the Colorado Rockies over the Arizona Diamondbacks 8-7 Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Jolie seeks removal of private judge in Pitt divorce case

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Angelina Jolie asked Monday that the private judge overseeing her divorce from Brad Pitt be disqualified from the case because of insufficient disclosures of his business relationships with one of Pitt's attorneys.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

VT-Winners

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lindsay Ell confronts her trauma on vulnerable new album

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Country singer Lindsay Ell lived alone with guilt and shame for years, but it took seeing herself in the story of another young girl to realize that she didn’t have to be defined by her trauma.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Idaho projected to see $405 million surplus amid pandemic

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Idaho could finish the fiscal year with $405 million in surplus tax revenue in spite of the pandemic's economic toll, according to a new revenue forecast.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lehner, Golden Knights shut down Blackhawks 4-1 in opener

EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Robin Lehner had more trouble with one of his skates than he did with his former team.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

UN council at odds over peacekeeping operation in Lebanon

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council remains at odds over the way the U.N. peacekeeping mission in southern Lebanon operates on the ground, with the United States backing Israel’s demands for major changes.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mississippi flag design process: Elvis has left the building

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The new Mississippi state flag will not include beer cans, crawfish, a caramel cake, Elvis or Kermit the Frog.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Women say they will fight sexism, 'ugly' attacks on Harris

CHICAGO (AP) — In the weeks before

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 8th Add,400

Steinman +- Steinman +- Steyer +- Thistle +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Monday's Sports in Brief

COLLEGE SPORTS

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pirates opening day starter Musgrove heads to injured list

PITTSBURGH (AP) — An unexpected break didn't stop the steady stream of pitchers to the injured list for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Business Highlights

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August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Votto's double in 10th lifts Reds over streaking Royals 6-5

CINCINNATI (AP) — Joey Votto doubled home the winning run in the 10th inning Tuesday night, and the Cincinnati Reds blew another late lead before rallying for a 6-5 victory over the Kansas City Royals.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Williams, Wiese each score 17, Sparks beat Liberty 93-78

BRADENTON, Fla. (AP) — Riquna Williams and Sydney Wiese each scored 17 points to help the Los Angeles Sparks beat the New York Liberty 93-78 on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

In Seattle, a Black police chief resigns over budget cuts

SEATTLE (AP) — Efforts to cut spending on police — a key demand of anti-racism demonstrators across the nation — have claimed an unlikely target: Seattle's first Black police chief, who enjoyed deep support in its minority communities, is stepping down in protest.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

School year begins for some New Mexico districts

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — The school year is underway at some of New Mexico’s largest public school districts as teachers, students and parents deal with remote learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Portland beats Orlando 2-1 to claim MLS is Back championship

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Soaked in sweat and doused in water, the Portland Timbers hoisted the MLS is Back trophy at midfield and then headed toward a giant TV screen filled with fans cheering from afar.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Review: Bombings and a disappearance fuel Parker's new novel

“Then She Vanished,” by T. Jefferson Parker (Putnam)

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mexico: Odebrecht allegedly paid for slick 2012 campaign

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexicans were inundated by a slick, expensive ad campaign on behalf of front-running presidential candidate Enrique Peña Nieto for the 2012 election, but few then suspected who is now being alleged to have paid for it — Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which has admitted to involvement in widespread corruption in Latin America.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

CT-Dem-Delg-SumD

669 of 728 precincts - 92 percent

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US-Apple-Books-Top-10

1. Midnight Sun by Stephenie Meyer

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Petitti leaves MLB after 12 years for video, esports company

NEW YORK (AP) — Tony Petitti is leaving Major League Baseball after 12 years to become president of sports and entertainment for the video game and esports company Activision Blizzard Inc. on Aug. 17.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Probe: Interior held back Bernhardt records sought by court

The Interior Department purposely withheld what it called “sensitive” public documents related to Interior Secretary David Bernhardt ahead of

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Delegate Count,100

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP FOOD: Better burgers are about the blend

There was a time when I liked burgers based mostly on their toppings. I might order a Swiss cheese and bacon burger, or one topped with blue cheese and caramelized onions, and that, I thought, was where the flavor was.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Simon Cowell has surgery for broken back after bike accident

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Simon Cowell underwent surgery to repair a broken back, the result of an electric bicycle accident, and was recovering at a hospital, a spokesperson said Sunday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 9th Add,400

Torgesen +- Wells +- Williamson +- Yang +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Austin Hays' 2-run homer gives Orioles 10-9 win over Phils

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A wacky game had a wild finish.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

California judge rules Uber, Lyft drivers are employees

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A judge on Monday ordered ride-hailing giants Uber and Lyft to treat their California drivers as employees instead of independent contractors, a shift that would guarantee benefits like overtime, sick leave and expense reimbursement for workers who make up much of the freewheeling gig economy.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Mississippi governor: 'College football is essential'

JACKSON, MISS. (AP) — Mississippi Gov. Tate Reeves described college football — even amid the

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

WA Lottery

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ These Washington lotteries were drawn Wednesday:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What's keeping Washington from a virus deal, explained

WASHINGTON (AP) — Hopes that talks on a huge COVID-19 relief deal would generate an agreement soon are fizzling, with both the Trump administration negotiating team and top congressional Democrats adopting hard lines and testy attitudes.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 5th Add,400

Others +- Total Write +- Uninstructe +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Rising star in Detroit departs suddenly for Silicon Valley

SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — The chief financial officer at General Motors, Dhivya Suryadevara, is trading Detroit for Silicon Valley in a surprise departure to join Jack Dorsey's startup, Stripe.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lillard scores 61 as Blazers beat Mavericks 134-131

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Damian Lillard tied his career high with 61 points, and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Dallas Mavericks 134-131 on Tuesday night to move into eighth place in the Western Conference.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MN-GRP-House-7-Sum

1,297 of 1,329 precincts - 98 percent

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Shares mostly lower in Asia after retreat on Wall Street

Shares were mostly lower in Asia on Wednesday after Wall Street pumped the brakes on its recent rally.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Science and politics tied up in global race for a vaccine

WASHINGTON (AP) — No, Russia isn't having a Sputnik moment.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Sharon Stone writes memoir that doesn't 'pull any punches'

NEW YORK (AP) — Sharon Stone has taken on a new, real-life role — memoir writer.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Schools mull outdoor classes amid virus, ventilation worries

It has been seven years since the central air conditioning system worked at the New York City middle school where Lisa Fitzgerald O’Connor teaches. As a new school year approaches amid the coronavirus pandemic, she and her colleagues are threatening not to return unless it's repaired.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Powerful storm leaves 2 dead, heavy crop damage in Midwest

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Hundreds of thousands across the Midwest remained without electricity on Tuesday after a powerful storm packing 100 mph winds battered the region a day earlier, causing widespread damage to millions of acres of crops and killing at least two people.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

First-round back-to-backs favor NHL teams with 2 top goalies

After a season of splitting goaltending duties to keep them rested for the playoffs, Bruce Cassidy knew several months off had cut into that well-planned advantage for the Boston Bruins.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chris Pratt, Katherine Schwarzenegger greet baby daughter

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger say they are “beyond thrilled” and “extremely blessed" after she gave birth to their first child together.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily Game' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Daily Game" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Keno' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Tuesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Keno" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Hate crime victim arrested at protest won't be prosecuted

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — A Black woman who became a leading activist in the Black Lives Matter movement after she was assaulted by a white supremacist three years ago won't be charged after her arrest early Monday fueled anger among protest leaders in Portland, Oregon, authorities said.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 3rd Add,400

Maxwell +- Merrill +- Murphy +- Payne +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky For Life' game

ROCKY HILL, Conn. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Monday evening's drawing of the "Lucky For Life" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-Dem States, 10th Add,400

No Preferen +- Others +- Total Write +- Uninstructe +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Spurs keep playoff hopes alive with 123-105 win over Rockets

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Spurs aren’t out of it yet.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Pentagon offers military airwaves for 5G wireless networks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon plans to free up a big chunk of its military airwaves in the U.S. for high-speed internet service, part of a broader push to get

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: Victoria adds 21 deaths, Singapore clears dorms

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — The Australian state of Victoria on Wednesday reported a record 21 virus deaths and 410 new cases from an outbreak in the city of Melbourne that has prompted a strict lockdown.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Coaches' emotions on edge as pandemic questions linger

Indiana coach Tom Allen was heartbroken. Kansas State’s Chris Klieman doesn't know if he will be, too, eventually, but said he wants to keep his players on campus.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Chargers' Lynn reveals he had coronavirus on 'Hard Knocks'

COSTA MESA, Calif. (AP) — It didn't take long for “Hard Knocks: Los Angeles” to reveal its first major surprise of the season as Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn said he had coronavirus during the offseason.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Lester, Heyward (4 RBIs) power Cubs to 7-1 win over Indians

CLEVELAND (AP) — Jon Lester and the Cubs didn't let another of 2020's distractions slow them one bit.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

FC Dallas, Nashville SC prepare to restart the MLS season

Having watched the MLS is Back tournament from afar because of coronavirus cases, FC Dallas and Nashville SC are grateful for the chance to play again when they meet Wednesday for the resumption of Major League Soccer's regular season.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

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Apple TV app - Movies US charts:

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Trump, coaches push for college football as cracks emerge

President Donald Trump on Monday joined a U.S. senator and a number of coaches calling to save the college football season from a pandemic-forced shutdown as supporters pushed the premise that the players are safer because of their sport.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

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Grant County Jail

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Biden, Harris lash Trump at debut of historic VP choice

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

New this week: Selena Gomez, Jason Sudeikis & Gloria Estefan

Here’s a collection curated by The Associated Press’ entertainment journalists of what’s arriving on TV, streaming services and music platforms this week.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Weekend Sports in Brief

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Winning numbers drawn in 'Megabucks' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Megabucks" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

MLB: Astros coach receives 20-game suspension, Laureano six

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Houston Astros hitting coach Álex Cintrón received a 20-game suspension and a fine Tuesday for his role in a benches-clearing brawl at Oakland, while Athletics outfielder Ramon Laureano was given a six-game suspension and a fine.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

As Hong Kongers seek to emigrate, some simply can’t leave

HONG KONG (AP) — Pamela Lam’s 6-year-old son fell in love with the Hong Kong protest anthem, “Glory to Hong Kong,” the first time he heard it, and he loves singing it, at home, in the shower, and sometimes on the streets.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asia Today: New Zealand reports 1st local cases in 102 days

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said Tuesday that authorities have found four cases of the coronavirus in one Auckland household from an unknown source, the first reported cases of local transmission in the country in 102 days.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Deleg Count-GOP States, 1st Add,400

Comley +- De La Fuent +- Ely +- Horn +-

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Fox news, business cable channels to stream internationally

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Fox News and Fox Business channels are going international.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College football players left in limbo as seasons get pushed

Kansas State quarterback Skylar Thompson is ready to play football next month.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US producer prices up 0.6% in July, biggest jump since 2018

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. wholesale prices shot up an unexpected 0.6% in July, biggest gain since October 2018, with energy prices moving sharply higher.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country’s proclaimed European Union membership goals.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

All Night Long: Lionel Richie recalls closing 1984 Olympics

EDITORS — With the Tokyo Olympics postponed for a year because of the coronavirus pandemic, The Associated Press is looking back at the history of Summer Games. Lionel Richie, then just starting his solo career, spoke to the AP recently about his performance at the closing ceremony of the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

Top Paid iPhone Apps:

Downtown Moses Lake to offer more outdoor seating
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Downtown Moses Lake to offer more outdoor seating

Downtown Moses Lake to add outdoor seating

MOSES LAKE — A block-long stretch of Third Avenue in downtown Moses Lake, from Division to Ash, is going to start closing on Fridays and Saturdays to encourage outdoor dining.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Solak gets 3 singles, 3 RBIs as Rangers beat Mariners 4-2

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) — Nick Solak singled three times and drove in three runs, leading the Texas Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Seattle Mariners on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Tesla boosts turbocharged stock with plan for 5-for-1 split

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Tesla will split its stock for the first time in its history so more investors can afford to buy a stake in the electric car pioneer following a meteoric rise in its market value.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Audible best-sellers for week ending August 7th, 2020

Audible best-sellers for the week ending August 7th:

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Gyorko's blast helps Brewers rally to beat Twins 6-4

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Jedd Gyorko blasted a tiebreaking two-run homer in the eighth inning as the Milwaukee Brewers came from behind to beat the Minnesota Twins 6-4 on Tuesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Salango endorsed by West Virginia teachers' union committee

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The West Virginia Education Association's political action committee has endorsed Democratic candidate for governor Ben Salango.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Summer jobs for young people are vanishing with the pandemic

Sara Buie lined up a summer lifeguard job to help pay for a new laptop, textbooks and a backpack for her freshman year at Virginia’s James Madison University. But the coronavirus pandemic closed her community pool.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Willis beats longtime DA in county that includes Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Challenger Fani Willis on Tuesday defeated her former boss in the Democratic primary runoff for district attorney of Georgia's most populous county.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

US passenger train company drops Virgin as partner

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The partnership between Richard Branson's Virgin Group and the private Florida passenger train service Brightline has ended with a whimper, less than two years after it was celebrated with Branson's typical pizzazz.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

AP Source: Pac-12 Conference cancels fall football season, postpones all sports until Jan. 1 because of COVID-19

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — AP Source: Pac-12 Conference cancels fall football season, postpones all sports until Jan. 1 because of COVID-19.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

What do the kids say? K-12 students sound off on school

NEW YORK (AP) — Parents have weighed in on reopening schools. Teachers have weighed in. Public health experts, too, along with cities, states and President Donald Trump.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Dems say Trump's payroll tax break weakens Social Security

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s move to

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Critics urge Utah cities to leave nuclear power project

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Taxpayers Association and a former member of the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission are urging cities that have signed on to a

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Hit 5' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Hit 5" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Excerpts from recent South Dakota editorials

Madison Daily Leader, Aug. 5

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Bucks beat Wizards 126-113 despite Antetokounmpo ejection

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Giannis Antetokounmpo was fed up with the pushing and shoving.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Braves' Acuña scratched, to be examined for sore left wrist

NEW YORK (AP) — Ronald Acuña Jr.'s sore left wrist isn't worrying Atlanta Braves manager Brian Snitker — just be sure to ask him again Wednesday.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

White Sox break through early, beat Tigers 8-4

DETROIT (AP) — Eloy Jimenez hit a three-run homer in the first inning, and the Chicago White Sox snapped Detroit's four-game wining streak with an 8-4 victory over the Tigers on Tuesday night.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Seattle City Council OKs cuts to police positions, budget

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle City Council approved proposals Monday that would reduce the police department by as many as 100 officers through layoffs and attrition — an action supported by demonstrators who have marched in the city following the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis but strongly opposed by the mayor and police chief.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate, first Black woman

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — Joe Biden named California Sen. Kamala Harris as his running mate, making history by selecting the first Black woman to compete on a major party’s presidential ticket and acknowledging the vital role Black voters will play in his bid to defeat President Donald Trump.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Nautilus, HD Supply rise; Uber, Inovio fall

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved heavily or traded substantially Tuesday:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Match 4' game

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Washington Lottery's "Match 4" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

College football coaches facing tough adversary: uncertainty

College football coaches are facing the daunting challenge of getting their players to maintain the required focus to prepare for season-openers when the prevailing question swirling around the sport is when, or if, the season will even be played because of the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game

BOISE, Idaho (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Idaho Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Wisconsin Senate leader Fitzgerald wins US House primary

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald took a giant step Tuesday toward seizing an open seat in Congress, easily defeating a surveying company owner in a Republican primary as the state navigated its second statewide election since the coronavirus pandemic took hold in March.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Asian shares extend rally; S&P 500 within 1% of record

Shares advanced in Asia on Tuesday, extending another rally that took the S&P 500 to within striking distance of its all-time high set in February.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Players unite in push to save college season, create union

Michigan defensive back Hunter Reynolds saw the tweets from Trevor Lawrence and other college football players pushing for the opportunity to play this season despite the pandemic.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Connecticut voters choose Trump, Biden in final 2020 primary

As expected, voters on Tuesday rubber-stamped Republican President Donald Trump and former Democratic Vice President Joe Biden in primary elections in Connecticut, where officials were working late into the night counting large numbers of absentee ballots because of the coronavirus pandemic.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Lucky Lines' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Lucky Lines" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 7PM' game

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) _ The winning numbers in Wednesday evening's drawing of the Oregon Lottery's "Pick 4 7PM" game were:

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Larry Wilmore, Amber Ruffin anchor weekly late-night shows

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Peacock is launching a pair of weekly late-night comedy series with Larry Wilmore and Amber Ruffin to focus on current events.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

After waiting hours for ice, Bruins, Hurricanes postponed

As the Boston Bruins watched from their locker room at the Scotiabank Arena, waiting for the previous game to end so they could take the ice, the players began rooting for someone — anyone — to score.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Zuckerman to face incumbent Scott in Vermont governor's race

Vermont Lt. Gov. David Zuckerman won the Democratic nomination for governor Tuesday and now faces incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Scott, whose handling of the state's coronavirus pandemic has been been widely praised.

August 12, 2020 12:03 a.m.

Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out

DETROIT (AP) — Matthew Stafford says he didn't give much thought to opting out of this coming season.

Chester Lee Hamilton
August 12, 2020 12:02 a.m.

Chester Lee Hamilton

Born in October of 1953 in Sugar Creek, Missouri, Chester passed away peacefully at his home in Grand Coulee, Washington, on Aug. 4, 2020.

Robert William Hedges Jr.
August 12, 2020 12:02 a.m.

Robert William Hedges Jr.

June 16, 1966 – August 4, 2020

Moses Lake football players, coaches look to keep busy with the season delayed until spring
August 12, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Moses Lake football players, coaches look to keep busy with the season delayed until spring

MOSES LAKE — In a time when practices should be gearing up and teams figuring out schemes, Moses Lake High School football players and coaches wait and plan for a unique season this year in the spring.

Grant County Fairgrounds livestock auction details announced
August 12, 2020 12:01 a.m.

Grant County Fairgrounds livestock auction details announced

MOSES LAKE — Exhibitors participating in the livestock sale at Grant County Fairgrounds will drop off their animals Aug. 19, and the sale will be held Aug. 20 and 21. Final details for the event were announced Tuesday.

Rev. Klockers: Remembering to say ‘thank yo
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Rev. Klockers: Remembering to say ‘thank yo

From Psalm 18, verses 1–6a, using the New Revised Standard Version of the Bible: “I love you, O Lord, my strength. The Lord is my rock, my fortress, and my deliverer, my God, my rock in whom I take refuge, my shield, and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. I called upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised, so I shall be saved from my enemies. The cords of death encompassed me; the torrents of perdition assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. In my distress I called upon the Lord; to my God I cried for help.”

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