• Kavanaugh’s nomination poses risks for Democrats and GOP

    NEW YORK (AP) — With the fate of President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee suddenly uncertain, emboldened Democrats clashed with cautious Republicans as both parties grappled with an increasingly messy nomination fight weeks before the pivotal midterm elections.

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  • Review: ‘Life Itself’ is star-studded, earnest but lacking

    Hallmark sentimentality, passionate defenses of Bob Dylan’s “Time Out of Mind” and horrific head traumas are thrown together in Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself ,” a curious cocktail of a movie from the “This is Us” creator about all of life’s highest highs and lowest lows across generations and continents. Fogelman has seemingly never met an extreme emotion he doesn’t want to exploit, and “Life Itself” might be the apex of that guiding principle.

  • The Latest: Champion golfer died after suffering stab wounds

    AMES, Iowa (AP) — The Latest on the killing of a champion golfer from Spain whose body was found on a golf course in central Iowa (all times local):

  • ACLU: Facebook allows gender-biased job ads on its platform

    NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is allowing job ads on its platform that exclude women, according to the American Civil liberties Union.

  • Bill Gates calls for more global education assessments data

    SEATTLE (AP) — Bill Gates is rallying behind school quality in developing nations with a push for more assessment data, a new initiative that links the Microsoft co-founder’s signature U.S. education priorities with his more prominent global philanthropy work.

  • Arrest shows challenge of keeping rogues off Border Patrol

    HOUSTON (AP) — The arrest of a Border Patrol supervisor on allegations that he killed four women calls new attention to the agency’s problems keeping rogue officers off its force as it faces intense pressure to hire thousands more agents.

  • WHAT’S HAPPENING: Water will haunt Carolinas after Florence

    MIAMI (AP) — Like hurricanes Harvey and Katrina before it, Florence will be remembered for unleashing a staggering amount of water over a vast area. The flooding unfolded just as forecasters expected, but many residents in the Carolinas still seemed caught off guard as they were plucked off a vehicle’s roof or pulled by boat from their flooded homes. Whether they were just stubborn, short of resources to leave or believed they had already seen worse devastation, all will be haunted by what the water has swept away.

  • S. Carolina town worries plan to save road will flood homes

    CONWAY, S.C. (AP) — Two years ago, from Hurricane Matthew and in 1999, from Hurricane Floyd, floodwaters came close to entering Joe Holmes’ house in South Carolina, but he dodged those bullets. Now, with Florence , he doesn’t feel so lucky.

  • Allegations against Kavanaugh pose test for #MeToo movement

    NEW YORK (AP) — Nearly a year old and still making headlines almost daily, the #MeToo movement faces a dramatic test of its impact and staying power in the sexual assault allegations against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

  • Pollution fears: Swollen rivers swamp ash dumps, hog farms

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Flooded rivers from Florence’s drenching rains have swamped coal ash dumps and low-lying hog farms, raising pollution concerns as the swollen waterways approach their crests Monday.