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US Sen Nelson concedes to Gov. Scott as Florida recount ends

Gary Fineout, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 2:14pm

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida political icon whose career highlight may have been a trip on the space shuttle, conceded his bitterly close re-election bid to Republican Rick Scott on Sunday, ceding a razor-thin race to the outgoing governor after a tense and sometimes turbulent recount.

Yellowstone investigating illegal drone photo taken in park

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 2:10pm

Yellowstone National Park officials say they're investigating after a photo was posted online showing one of the park's geothermal features from a drone, which is illegal.

Trump pondering Kelly's status, 3-5 Cabinet changes

Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 1:54pm

President Donald Trump isn't committing to a previous pledge to keep chief of staff John Kelly for the remainder of his term, part of widespread speculation about staffing changes that could soon sweep through his administration.

Idaho police warn of traffic hazards as bald eagles return

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:54pm

Idaho State Police are warning that the expected returned of bald eagles to a lake in northern Idaho will likely also draw people and boost traffic hazards.

Searchers in California fires step up efforts ahead of rain

Sudhin Thanawala and Terence Chea, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 1:20pm

Searchers combing a Northern California town leveled by a deadly wildfire stepped up their efforts Sunday ahead of rains forecast later this week in the fire zone where 76 bodies have been recovered so far.

Plane goes partly off taxiway at Denver airport; no injuries

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:17pm

A United Airlines plane veered partly off a taxiway at the Denver airport, but no injuries were reported.

Trump uses derisive nickname for Rep. Adam Schiff in tweet

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:10pm

President Donald Trump is name-calling Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff for saying Matthew Whitaker's appointment as acting attorney general is unconstitutional.

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:09pm

Democratic Sen. Bill Nelson ends re-election bid after decades in Congress, concedes to Republican Rick Scott.

Man who fled Texas during 2008 murder trial caught in Mexico

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:06pm

Authorities say a man who disappeared on the last day of his 2008 murder trial has been captured in Mexico and returned to Texas.

The Latest: Senator: 'Smoking gun' against prince would help

The Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 1:04pm

The Latest on the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi (all times local):

Why a salmonella outbreak shouldn't ruin your Thanksgiving

Candice Choi, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 1:02pm

There's no reason to skip Thanksgiving dinner because of a salmonella outbreak linked to raw turkey.

Latest US Rhodes scholar class includes more women than ever

Philip Marcelo and Deepti Hajela, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 12:50pm

The latest crop of American Rhodes scholars has more women than any other single class.

Mystery man brings holiday cheer to Walmart shoppers

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:09pm

A mystery man is providing cheer to Walmart shoppers in Vermont.

Police: Woman exposed baby to cocaine, causing severe injury

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 12:03pm

A Florida woman is charged with exposing a 3-month-old baby to cocaine, leaving him with significant brain damage.

Boy stabbed in 'random and vicious' Spokane Valley attack

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:26am

An eight-year-old boy is recovering after a man entered a Spokane Valley store and allegedly stabbed him in what authorities are calling a "random and vicious" attack.

Official results show Florida Gov. Rick Scott leading Bill Nelson in race for US Senate by more than 10,000 votes

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:15am

Official results show Florida Gov. Rick Scott leading Bill Nelson in race for US Senate by more than 10,000 votes.

The Latest: Kemp wins gov race with 50.22 percent of vote

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 11:01am

The Latest on Georgia's elections (all times local):

Utah school district eyes revamped Native American lessons

The Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:43am

A Utah school district is working to revamp its lessons around Native Americans to tackle stereotypes.

Trump on Khashoggi death tape: 'No reason for me to hear it'

Deb Riechmann and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Updated Nov 18th - 10:38am

President Donald Trump said there is no reason for him to listen to a recording of the "very violent, very vicious" killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which has put him in a diplomatic bind: how to admonish Riyadh for the slaying yet maintain strong ties with a close ally.

Migrants get cool reception in Mexican border town

Julie Watson, Associated Press  |  Posted Nov 18th - 10:24am

Many of the nearly 3,000 Central American migrants who have reached the Mexican border with California via caravan said Saturday they do not feel welcome in the city of Tijuana, where hundreds more migrants are headed after more than a month on the road.