• Friday, October 2, 2015

    The Latest: Father of teen who survived Oregon shooting recounts her harrowing experience

  • Today in History

    Today is Saturday, October 3, the 276th day of 2015. There are 89 days left in the year.

  • Thursday, October 1, 2015

    The Latest: Oregon college cancels classes all of next week; 9 victims are identified

  • Senate panel votes to lift 40-year-old US ban on oil exports

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Banking Committee endorsed a bill Thursday to lift the four-decade-old ban on crude oil exports, the latest sign of congressional support for legislation that President Barack Obama opposes.

  • In this Sept. 14, 2015 file photo, Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis makes a statement to the media at the front door of the Rowan County Judicial Center in Morehead, Ky. Davis, who refused to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples, says she met briefly with the pope during his historic visit to the United States. Vatican officials did not respond to an email asking for comment early Wednesday, Sept. 30. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley, File)

    Clerk jailed over gay marriage says pope encouraged her

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — The private meeting Pope Francis held with defiant Kentucky clerk Kim Davis is a strong papal endorsement of religious resistance to gay marriage, but it doesn’t necessarily mean he approves of how she’s waged her fight, experts said Wednesday.

  • China's President Xi Jinping speaks at a leaders' summit on peacekeeping at United Nations headquarters Monday, Sept. 28, 2015. (AP Photo/Kevin Hagen)

    Analysis: Xi big-money pledges underpin Chinese diplomacy

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Call it checkbook diplomacy, Chinese style.

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Ky. listens during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2015. Try as they may, there's no sign that conservatives chirping over the departure of House Speaker John Boehner will be able to claim Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell as their next pelt.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    Big Senate vote propels stopgap spending bill

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Having dodged the immediate threat of a government shutdown, congressional Republican leaders are looking ahead to talks with President Barack Obama on a long-term budget pact.

  • Washington Nationals starting pitcher Max follows through on his throw during the seventh inning of a baseball game against the Cincinnati Reds at Nationals Park, Monday, Sept. 28, 2015, in Washington. The Nationals won 5-1. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

    Scherzer close to 2nd no-no of 2015, Nats beat Reds 5-1

    WASHINGTON (AP) — At the close of another eventful afternoon at Nationals Park, Washington general manager Mike Rizzo placed his hands around a microphone at the outset of an unusual postgame news conference and said, with a hint of a smile, “I was really rootin’ for a no-hitter today.”

  • In this photo taken Aug. 6, 2015, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate is on track to advance legislation to prevent the government from shutting down after a midnight Wednesday deadline. But a move by McConnell to strip the measure of language to take away federal funding from Planned Parenthood has rankled conservatives such as Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and tea partyers in the House.  (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Senate set to act on stopgap spending bill to avoid shutdown

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Monday delivered a strong vote of confidence to a bipartisan spending bill that’s needed to head off a government shutdown at midnight Wednesday.

  • Today in History

    Today is Tuesday, September 29, the 272nd day of 2015. There are 93 days left in the year.