The Latest: Miss America names winners for talent, swimsuit

AP Photo/Wayne Parry ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on Friday’s preliminary Miss America competition (all times local): 9:30 p.m. There’s a two-time winner in the preliminaries at this year’s Miss America competition. Miss Louisiana Laryssa...

Equifax breach sows chaos among 143M Americans

AP Photo/Mike Stewart NEW YORK (AP) — A day after credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that “criminals” had stolen vital data about 143 million Americans, it had somehow managed to leave much of the public in the dark about their exposure, how they should...

Helicopter crash kills country singer Troy Gentry and pilot

AP Photo/Evan Agostini LUMBERTON, N.J. (AP) — A helicopter carrying singer Troy Gentry, of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, crashed on Friday, killing Gentry and the pilot. The crash occurred in a wooded area as the helicopter approached the Flying W...

Fox News host Eric Bolling out; had been under suspension

AP Photo/Richard Drew NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News Channel said Friday it has parted ways with host Eric Bolling, who had been suspended last month following allegations that he sent lewd photos to female co-workers. Fox is also cancelling the program Bolling hosted, “The...

Giant portrait of toddler peers over US-Mexico border wall

AP Photo/Gregory Bull TECATE, Calif. (AP) — A photo of a giant toddler stands in Mexico and peers over a steel wall dividing the country from the U.S. The boy appears to grip the barrier with his fingers, leaving the impression the entire thing could be toppled with a...

Clinton book relives Democrats' agonizing defeat

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — In a candid and pointed new book, Hillary Clinton relives her stunning defeat to Donald Trump, admitting to personal mistakes and defending campaign strategy even as her return to the stage refocuses attention on a race Democrats still...

Fox News host Eric Bolling out; had been under suspension

NEW YORK (AP) — Fox News host Eric Bolling has left the network, which is canceling his news program, “The Specialists.” The network suspended Bolling in August as it investigated a report of allegations that he sent lewd photos to co-workers. Fox said in a...

Tourism, agriculture businesses brace for Irma's impact

AP Photo/David Goldman After knocking down parts of the vital tourism industry in the Caribbean, Hurricane Irma is spinning toward Florida, another vacation haven. Tourism accounts for 1.4 million jobs in the Sunshine State, where more than 112 million people visited last year...

Troy Gentry of Montgomery Gentry dies in helicopter crash

AP Photo/Evan Agostini NEW YORK (AP) — Troy Gentry, one half of the award-winning country music duo Montgomery Gentry, has died in a helicopter crash. He was 50. The group’s website said Gentry “was tragically killed in a helicopter crash” that occurred...

Country star Don Williams, 'the Gentle Giant,' dead at 78

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Don Williams, an award-winning country singer with love ballads like “I Believe in You,” has died. He was 78. A statement from his publicist said he died Friday after a short illness. Williams had 17 No. 1 hits and was inducted into the...