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...

'Water is rushing in': Discovery of body ends Harvey mystery

With Harvey’s floodwaters rapidly flowing into the Houston hotel where she worked, Jill Renick reportedly made a frantic cellphone call to a fellow employee: “I’m in an elevator. The water is rushing in. Please help me!” Those words were among the few...

Oregon authorities release 'manifesto' from mass shooting

AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — When the mother of mass shooter Christopher Harper Mercer got an automated voicemail from her son’s college in Oregon about shots fired on campus, she first called the hospital. Then, she called the jail. Finally, she...

Irma bears down on Florida, more than 5M told to flee coast

AP Photo/David Goldman MIAMI (AP) — Irma trained its sights on Florida and officials warned more than 5 million people that time was running out Friday to evacuate ahead of the deadly hurricane as it followed a path that could take it from one end of the state to the other....

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...

Stats on rainfall and damage show Harvey's impact in Texas

HOUSTON (AP) — Harvey ravaged southern Texas with record rainfall, damaged homes and flooded neighborhoods since making landfall on Aug. 25. Here are some statistics about the storm’s impact on the state: — WIND AND WATER: Harvey was a Category 4 hurricane with...

'Water is rushing in': Discovery of body ends Harvey mystery

With Harvey’s floodwaters rapidly flowing into the Houston hotel where she worked, Jill Renick reportedly made a frantic cellphone call to a fellow employee: “I’m in an elevator. The water is rushing in. Please help me!” Those words were among the few...

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...