APNewsBreak: Stampede suspected in dozens of walrus deaths

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Thousands of Pacific walrus are coming to Alaska’s northwest shore again in the absence of summer sea ice and not all are surviving. A survey Monday of a mile of coastline near the Inupiaq Eskimo village of Point Lay found 64 dead walruses,...

Engine problems caused copter crash that killed Troy Gentry

MEDFORD, N.J. (AP) — Engine problems caused a helicopter crash last week that killed Montgomery Gentry singer Troy Gentry and the pilot, according to a preliminary report issued Wednesday by the National Transportation Safety Board. The pilot, James Evan Robinson, reported...

Weiner, Abedin appear before NYC judge handling divorce case

AP Photo/Mary Altaffer NEW YORK (AP) — Former congressman Anthony Weiner and his estranged wife, Huma Abedin, have appeared before a New York City judge to ask for privacy in their divorce case. The couple sat together in the courtroom Wednesday and left in the same car....

6 die at Florida nursing home in Irma's sweltering aftermath

AP Photo/David Goldman HOLLYWOOD, Fla. (AP) — Six patients at a sweltering nursing home died after Hurricane Irma knocked out the air conditioning, raising fears Wednesday about the safety of Florida’s 4 million senior citizens amid widespread power outages that could...

US agencies ordered to stop using Russian company's software

AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. on Wednesday banned federal agencies from using computer software supplied by Kaspersky Lab because of concerns about the company’s ties to the Kremlin and Russian spy operations. The directive issued by acting...

Review: Jennifer Lawrence stuns in the audacious 'mother!'

Women give, men take and the Old Testament crashes into modern anxiety in director Darren Aronofsky’s “mother! ” It is an audacious, bold and fascinating fever dream of a film. It’s allegory for, well, everything (the environment, marriage, art,...

Hurricane Baby: Woman forced to deliver at home during Irma

MIAMI (AP) — A Florida woman who gave birth without a doctor present as Hurricane Irma was approaching Miami has described the experience as “traumatizing.” Because emergency responders were unable to make it to the scene Sunday, Watkins had to give birth in a...

Spy museum's newest: ax used on Trotsky, parts of Powers' U2

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin WASHINGTON (AP) — H. Keith Melton spent 40 years looking for the ice-climbing ax used in the bloody assassination of Russian revolutionary Leon Trotsky. It had been sitting under a bed in Mexico City for decades. Much easier was acquiring a...

1 dead, 3 injured in Washington state high school shooting

ROCKFORD, Wash. (AP) — A shooter opened fire at a high school in Washington state Wednesday, killing one person and injuring at least three others, authorities said. Brian Schaeffer of the Spokane Fire Department told reporters that one person died at Freeman High School in...

Businesses far from the devastation can feel storm's impact

AP Photo/Ted S. Warren NEW YORK (AP) — Texas and Florida are usually the biggest markets for ReelSonar’s fishing devices and apps. But recreation isn’t a priority right now – and may not be for a while – in the states amid the devastation left by...