Girls & autism: It can be subtle, or absent for some at risk

CHICAGO (AP) — Think autism and an image of an awkward boy typically emerges. The developmental disorder is at least four times more common in boys, but scientists taking a closer look are finding some gender-based surprises: Many girls with autism have social skills that...

Beer run! Self-driving truck goes 120-plus miles on delivery

DENVER (AP) — Anheuser-Busch says it has completed the world's first commercial shipment by self-driving truck, sending a beer-filled tractor-trailer on a journey of more than 120 miles through Colorado….

Ohio, Illinois governors place bets over Cubs-Indians series

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The Republican governors of Illinois and Ohio are betting cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites on the World Series beginning Tuesday between the Cubs and the Indians….

Officials investigate claim of noose put on black student

WIGGINS, Miss. (AP) — Stone High School's football team was making a name for itself as the Tomcats turned around years of mediocrity with a winning season under the school's first-year coach….

Poll: Clinton gaining ground with young voters

WASHINGTON (AP) — Liane Golightly has finally decided who she'll vote for on Election Day. Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. But the former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich says...

Researchers link virus to Alaska birds with deformed beaks

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Biologist Colleen Handel saw her first black-capped chickadee with the heartrending disorder in 1998….

DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness

Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America….

Guard seeks federal aid for soldiers told to return bonuses

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Members of Congress and veterans leaders on Monday called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve...

Want to see World Series at Wrigley? It will cost thousands

CHICAGO (AP) — Fans hoping to see the Cubs play in the World Series for the first time since 1945 are finding a seat could cost them more than what their grandparents paid for their houses….

Deadly crashes involving US casino buses since late 1990s

Authorities are investigating the cause of the bus crash Sunday that killed 13 passengers headed home from a trip to a California casino. Here is a list of deadly crashes involving casino buses:…