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AP source: Twins fire Gardenhire after 13 seasons

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, greets shortstop Danny Santana (39) and first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after their 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Minnesota Twins manager Ron...
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Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

FILE – In this Nov. 10, 2012, file hoto, Charlotte Bobcats Jeffery Taylor listens to his coach during the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Charlotte, N.C. General manager Rich Cho said Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, that the Hornets are awaiting...
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Twins fire manager Ron Gardenhire after 13 seasons

Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire, center, greets shortstop Danny Santana (39) and first baseman Joe Mauer (7) after their 12-3 win over the Detroit Tigers in a baseball game in Detroit, Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio) Minnesota Twins manager Ron...
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US consumer spending up 0.5 percent in August

Frances Gurley shops at the Family Dollar on Market St. store in Wilmington Thursday, September 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Matt Born) Frances Gurley shops at the Family Dollar on Market St. store in Wilmington Thursday, September 4, 2014. (AP Photo/The Star-News, Matt...

FAA orders review in Chicago air traffic snarl

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration is reviewing security practices and how it deals with unexpected incidents throughout its air traffic control facilities following last week’s fire at a Chicago-area air traffic facility, agency administrator...

ATM fees keep climbing, survey says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The penalty for using an ATM that is not affiliated with your bank rose 5 percent over the past year. The average fee for using an out-of-network ATM climbed to a new high of $4.35 per transaction, according to a survey released Monday by Bankrate.com....
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US stocks head lower, following drops overseas

A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Monday, Sept. 29, 2014. The U.S. stock market slid to start the week, following European markets lower. (AP Photo/Richard Drew) A specialist works at his post on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange...

Grand jury gets 2nd case on Ferguson officer

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A St. Louis County grand jury will review another case involving the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot an unarmed 18-year-old. A judge approved the request by county prosecutors Monday in a case involving a drug suspect arrested in 2013 by...

Number of US kids in foster care up after long dip

After dropping for seven straight years, the number of U.S. children in foster care rose slightly last year, according to new federal figures released Monday. The annual report from the Department of Health and Human Services tallied 402,378 children in the foster care system as...

Jury selection begins in penalty retrial of Arias

PHOENIX (AP) — About two dozen potential jurors who said they could not be impartial were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias, as prosecutors again seek a death sentence in the Arizona case that became a tabloid TV sensation. About 300...