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Idaho, environmental group settle mine pollution lawsuit

Keith Ridler, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 9:02am

An environmental group and Idaho officials have reached a tentative settlement over toxic discharge from an abandoned silver and lead mine in central Idaho near one of the world's top ski destinations.

Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 8:30am

A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn't dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail.

Turkish reaction: we won't allow 'cover-up' in Saudi killing

Christopher Torchia, Zeynep Bilginsoy and Sarah El Deeb, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 7:33am

Turkey will "never allow a cover-up" of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Saudi Arabia's consulate in Istanbul, a senior official in Turkey's ruling party said Saturday after Saudi Arabia announced hours earlier that the writer died during a "fistfight" in its consulate.

The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 6:27am

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Mega Millions jackpot hits $1.6B, thanks to worsening odds

Scott McFetridge, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 5:57am

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

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion after no winning ticket sold in Friday night's drawing

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 20th - 3:35am

Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion after no winning ticket sold in Friday night's drawing.

Attack in Afghanistan is a reminder of formidable task

Matthew Pennington, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:29pm

A brazen attack that the Taliban says targeted the top U.S. commander in Afghanistan is a stark reminder of the formidable task the Trump administration faces as it tries to extricate America from its longest war.

Russian woman charged in first 2018 election meddling case

Deb Riechmann and Eric Tucker, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:14pm

The U.S. accused a Russian woman on Friday of helping oversee the finances of a sweeping, secretive effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm elections.

At dueling events, Trump and Biden keeping focus on Nevada

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 11:03pm

President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden, a potential White House challenger in 2020, are making election pushes several hundred miles apart from each other in pivotal Nevada, where early voting was beginning Saturday.

Trump's campaign mode revives fiery immigration talk

Zeke Miller and Catherine Lucey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:55pm

Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he's back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in Congress.

Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death 'a good first step'

Zeke Miller and Ashley Thomas, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 10:49pm

President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia's announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a "good first step" and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response.

No Mega Millions winner, jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:19pm

No one won the latest Mega Millions drawing, meaning the jackpot climbs to a staggering $1.6 billion.

The winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions drawing Friday are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:13pm

The winning numbers for the $1 billion Mega Millions drawing Friday are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7.

GOP panel's foreign agent inquiry triggers harsh response

Richard Lardner, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 9:10pm

An environmental group has denounced a House oversight committee for suggesting the organization's efforts to block construction of a U.S. military base on the southern Japanese island of Okinawa may require it to register as a foreign agent.

Trump's national security adviser heads to Moscow

Deb Riechmann, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:43pm

President Donald Trump's national security adviser will raise thorny subjects with his counterparts when he visits Moscow to help craft a script for another high-level meeting between Trump and Russia President Vladimir Putin.

Unburied fetuses, other bodies found in second funeral home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 7:19pm

About 36 fetuses and infants have been removed from a Detroit funeral home, the second facility where remains have been improperly disposed.

Trump says he'd prefer 'some form of sanction' on Saudi Arabia after journalist's death, wants to protect arms sale

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:52pm

Trump says he'd prefer 'some form of sanction' on Saudi Arabia after journalist's death, wants to protect arms sale.

Trump says he wants to talk to Saudi crown prince before next steps, calls it 'very important' that they made arrests

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:50pm

Trump says he wants to talk to Saudi crown prince before next steps, calls it 'very important' that they made arrests.

Police hire raises criticism in New Mexico's largest city

Mary Hudetz, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:27pm

The Albuquerque mayor's hiring of a New Jersey law enforcement veteran accused of excessive force in a more than decade-old lawsuit was met Friday with strong criticism among New Mexico police reform advocates.

Plane makes emergency landing on Southern California freeway

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 19th - 6:24pm

A small plane with a student pilot on board made an emergency landing in the middle of traffic on a Southern California freeway.