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2 GOP politicians get temp seats on W.Va. Supreme Court

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — Two Republican politicians will serve as temporary justices on the West Virginia Supreme Court after a group of judicial stand-ins on Monday rejected petitions challenging their appointments to replace two departed justices. The court turned back challenges by two ...

10 days after Hurricane Florence, fresh chaos in S. Carolina

YAUHANNAH, S.C. (AP) — More than a week ago, pastor Willie Lowrimore and some of his congregants stacked sandbags around their South Carolina church to protect it from the fury of Hurricane Florence. They moved the pews to higher ground and watched anxiously for days as the nearly black, ...

Fed’s 3rd hike this year expected despite rising trade risks

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Reserve is set this week to raise interest rates for a third time this year to prevent the economy from growing too fast. But with President Donald Trump’s trade fights posing a risk to the U.S. economy, the Fed may soon be ready to slow its hikes. Many ...

Cosby prosecutor asks for 5 to 10 years in prison

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Declaring Bill Cosby doesn’t deserve a free pass because of his advanced age, prosecutors on Monday asked a judge to sentence the comedian to five to 10 years in prison for drugging and sexually assaulting a woman, while the defense argued that he is too old and ...

Haskins rises in the ranks

COLUMBUS— Dwayne Haskins Jr. got a phone call from coach Urban Meyer on Saturday night, hours after the quarterback bullied Tulane in a performance that turned up the volume of talk about his potential Heisman Trophy candidacy. Meyer wanted to make sure Haskins was keeping his feet on the ...

Steelers searching for first win

TAMPA, Fla. — So much for struggling without Jameis Winston. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are not only thriving in the suspended quarterback’s absence, they’re evolving into an offensive juggernaut that’s set to perform on a national stage when the Pittsburgh Steelers visit ...

Brewers move past Pirates and closer to playoff berth

PITTSBURGH — The Milwaukee Brewers used their power to put the Pittsburgh Pirates on the ropes. Some heads-up baserunning — and more than a little help from the mistake-prone home team — pushed the Brewers closer to the club’s fifth playoff berth in franchise history. Christian ...

Duke, Kentucky enter poll

After a season-high seven ranked teams lost, the back half of the AP college football poll got a makeover on Sunday. Five teams entered the Top 25, including No. 17 Kentucky for the first time since 2007 and No. 22 Duke. At the top it was mostly status quo, with Alabama, Georgia, Clemson and ...

Tiger finishes comeback

ATLANTA — Tiger Woods, in his Sunday red shirt, both arms raised in victory on the 18th green. For so many years, the scene was familiar. This time, it was surreal. “I can’t believe I pulled this off,” Woods said Sunday during the trophy presentation at the Tour Championship, ...

Tiger Woods timeline

ATLANTA (AP) — A timeline between the 79th and 80th victories on the PGA Tour for Tiger Woods: Aug. 4, 2013 — Wins the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club in Akron for his 18th World Golf Championship title and 79th victory on the PGA Tour. March 31, 2014 — Has back ...