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AP-NORC Poll: Just 1 in 4 thinks Kavanaugh told entire truth

Alan Fram, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:30am

Just 1 in 4 people thinks Brett Kavanaugh was completely honest when he heatedly rebuffed charges of sexual assault and heavy drinking during his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, and Republicans and Democrats hold starkly divergent views of whether his sworn testimony to senators was credible, a poll released Friday showed.

Mega Millions jackpot reaches $1B as drawing nears

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:22am

The Mega Millions jackpot has soared to an estimated $1 billion, as the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history gets even bigger.

Lottery officials say the Mega Millions jackpot has hit a staggering $1 billion for Friday night's drawing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:14am

Lottery officials say the Mega Millions jackpot has hit a staggering $1 billion for Friday night's drawing.

The Latest: Association chides Trump for praising Gianforte

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:09am

The Latest on President Donald Trump's praise of a congressman who body-slammed a reporter before his election last year (all times local):

Man arrested for threats that closed Kentucky school system

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:07am

A heavily armed Kentucky man was arrested after authorities uncovered evidence of a "credible and imminent" threat that prompted a rural school district to cancel classes Friday, Kentucky State Police said.

States and feds unite on election security after '16 clashes

Colleen Long, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:03am

Weeks before the 2016 election, federal officials started making mysterious calls to the head of elections in Inyo County, California. They asked her to contact them if she noticed anything unusual. But they wouldn't elaborate.

Court to hear case over ID of Texas execution drug supplier

Juan A. Lozano, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:58am

The Texas Supreme Court has reversed itself and granted the state's request to review a case dealing with the disclosure of an execution drug supplier that officials have fought for years to keep secret.

Mega Millions jackpot hits $1B, thanks to worsening odds

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:54am

If it seems like lottery jackpots are getting larger and larger, it's because they are getting larger and larger.

Man arrested in threats to The Oklahoman newspaper

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:42am

A man has been arrested on suspicion of making threats against the largest daily newspaper in Oklahoma City.

Capital Gazette editor wins Editor of the Year Award

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:30am

The editor of a Maryland newspaper where five people were killed in a mass shooting in June has won the Benjamin C. Bradlee Editor of the Year Award.

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:28am

An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team.

Searchers find nothing as hunt for missing girl continues

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:22am

Authorities say a ground search has turned up nothing useful as investigators look for a 13-year-old girl who went missing after her parents were found dead in Wisconsin.

Man who killed Wetterling faces civil trial in related case

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:01am

A man who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted as a child by the same man who abducted and killed Jacob Wetterling will get a chance to tell his story in court.

Tribes plan security upgrades at truck stop after attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:59am

The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes say they'll improve security at an Idaho truck stop where a trucker from Missouri was beaten by an unknown attacker who pried open the locked door of the trucker's cab as he slept.

Man dies, another loses arm when crane overturns in Kansas

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:54am

A man was killed and another lost an arm when a mobile crane overturned at a roofing job site in northeast Kansas.

Forest Service lifts some closures from wildfires near Provo

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:52am

The U.S. Forest Service has lifted several closures in northern Utah more than a month ago after wildfires swept through the area.

Idaho education board adopts new college funding model

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:38am

The Idaho State Board of Education has approved a plan to fund the state's public colleges and universities based on the number of graduates they produce.

Police: Man beats ex-wife, drowns Chihuahua in backyard pool

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:34am

Police say a Florida man drowned a disabled Chihuahua while fighting with his ex-wife by tossing the dog into a backyard swimming pool.

School cook who added kangaroo meat to chili loses job

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:17am

A Nebraska school cook who mixed kangaroo meat into chili he made for students has lost his job.

Dozens of rescued beagles begin finding new homes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 8:08am

Dozens of beagles rescued from a home in rural Pennsylvania are finding new owners and new homes.