TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida's bumpy election recount reaches a pivotal point Thursday as most counties across the state complete reviews that could determine the next senator and governor in one of America's top political battlegrounds.


TOLLAND, Conn. (AP) — Like many victims of a Connecticut sex trafficking ring that preyed on troubled young men and teenage boys for more than 20 years, Samuel Marino never told his family or police about being coerced into having sexual relations with much older men.


WESTLAKE VILLAGE, Calif. (AP) — Sheriff's deputies knew him as a cop's cop, one who would "go to the ends of the earth" to solve a crime. To family and friends, Ron Helus was a devoted husband and father who loved to go fly fishing with his son.


BILLINGS, Montana (AP) — Creating fire buffers between housing and dry brush, burying spark-prone power lines and lighting more controlled burns to keep vegetation in check could give people a better chance of surviving wildfires, according to experts searching for ways to reduce growing dea…


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern Californians faced with the loss of lives and homes in a huge wildfire are also grappling with the destruction of a vast swath of public lands that are popular destinations for hikers, horseback riders and mountain bikers.


MAGALIA, Calif. (AP) — As the scope of a deadly Northern California wildfire set in, the sheriff said more than 450 people had now been assigned to comb through the charred remains in search for more bodies. The blaze has killed at least 56 people and authorities say 130 are unaccounted for.


COX'S BAZAR, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh authorities say repatriation of some Rohingya Muslims to Myanmar will begin Thursday as scheduled if people are willing to go despite calls from United Nations officials and human rights groups for the refugees' safety to be verified first.


FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The then-sheriff's deputy on campus during the Florida high school massacre is scheduled to testify Thursday before a state commission investigating the shooting, a day after members called him "not a real cop" and "a coward."

In our system, public service is a public trust. Acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker will injure that public trust if allowed to oversee vital investigations he has publicly undermined — and where he has an apparent disqualifying relationship with a key witness. That is why our watchdog group has filed a demand with the Justice Department that Whitaker be recused from these matters under applicable ethics rules.

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With a winter weather advisory looming, two Indiana County school districts jumped quickly to avoid the potential driving challenges that await the region when forecasters say the beginning of a possible four-inch snowfall will hit the area.

DuBOIS — District Judge Patrick N. Ford of DuBois presided over preliminary hearings and other proceedings Friday.

DuBOIS — The Penn State DuBois men’s basketball team rallied from two different double-digit deficits in the second half Monday night against Butler County Community College (BC3) only to suff…

DuBOIS — A spot in the District 9 Class 2A title game is on the line when first-seeded Ridgway faces fifth-seeded Moniteau in the semifinal round at Mansell Stadium Saturday at 1 p.m.

DuBOIS — The Bellefonte Red Raiders and Clearfield Bison have become quite familiar with each other over the past two seasons as Friday’s clash marks the fourth meeting between the programs in…

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov 15, 2018--Apple® today announced its latest retail location, Apple Champs-Élysées, paying tribute to Paris’s rich history and creativity. Housed in a Haussmann-era apartment building, the inner courtyard has been transformed into Apple’s grandest Forum, dedicated …

As the wintry atmosphere has settled outside and the heat gets cranked up indoors, the dry air can wreak havoc on the body — particularly your eyes. Your sight is an especially important sense; it’s important during these cold months to keep up on the health of your vision. If you’ve noticed that your eyes seem redder than usual, you have blurred sight or watery eyes, or you have a hard time making tears, the culprit could be something a bit more serious than the dreary outdoors.

A large part of aging gracefully calls for accepting and adapting to our maturing bodies. Let’s face it, the older we get, the more we find ourselves modifying our activities of daily living—including our fitness routine. But, just because we don’t move quite as quickly or have the same stamina and endurance we once did, doesn’t mean it’s time to kick our cross-trainers to the curb and take up residence on the couch.

My husband and I chose Forest Park in St. Louis, Missouri for a recent walk because it offered something for both of us: running paths for me and a museum for him.

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The wife of Malaysian ex-Prime Minister Najib Razak has been charged with corruption related to a solar energy project in addition to earlier charges brought against her last month. A former minister and a former aide to Najib were also charged with graft.

BEIJING (AP) — China says 15 foreign ambassadors exceeded their diplomatic roles by issuing a letter expressing concern about the incarceration of hundreds of thousands of members of the country's Muslim minorities in re-education camps.