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Millionaire Forces Runoff In Houston

HOUSTON (AP) — A millionaire Houston trial lawyer who once supported President Donald Trump forced a runoff election for mayor Tuesday night to keep alive his outsider challenge against the incumbent Democrat in Texas’ biggest city. Tony Buzbee, a former Marine who made his fortune taking ...

NYC Adopts Ranked Choice For Some Races

NEW YORK (AP) — New York City voters on Tuesday passed a ballot measure to adopt a ranked choice voting system in some future elections in the first statewide election that included early voting. The new system, which passed with overwhelming support, will let people rank up to five ...

At Stressful Time, Boy Scouts Top Boss Goes On Medical Leave

The Boy Scouts of America’s chief executive took a medical leave of absence as the youth organization faces financial difficulties related to sex-abuse litigation. The ailing official, Mike Surbaugh, has held the BSA’s top post for four years. The chairman of the BSA’s executive ...

Governor Says Medicaid Gap Is A Major Problem For State

ALBANY (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo on Tuesday called ballooning Medicaid spending a “major problem” in New York. Cuomo told reporters that his administration is considering spending cuts or further budgetary maneuvers to address a $3 billion or $4 billion shortfall for the state ...

White House Lawyers Expected To Take Lead In Impeachment

WASHINGTON (AP) — As House Democrats prepare for public impeachment hearings, President Donald Trump and his legal team are working to organize a defense that will rely heavily on White House attorneys and congressional Republicans to stave off the threat to his presidency. Democrats ...

New Yorkers Won’t See Premium Increases

ALBANY (AP) — State health officials say nearly all New Yorkers won’t see health care premium increases through the marketplace set up by former President Barack Obama’s signature health law. New Yorkers have until Dec. 15 to enroll for coverage effective Jan. 1, and until Jan. 31 for ...

NY Still Hung Up On Mobile Sports Betting

NEW YORK (AP) — New York is unlikely to approve statewide mobile sports betting anytime soon. Despite a push from lawmakers who favor letting people bet on their phones or laptops, sports betting remains restricted to in-person wagers at upstate casinos. At the Sports Betting USA ...

State Names Its Newest Top Education Official

ALBANY(AP) — The state of New York has named who will lead its education agency as it searches for a new commissioner. The Board of Regents’ Tuesday announcement says Shannon Tahoe will serve as acting commissioner of education starting Nov. 16. Tahoe has served in education department ...

California High Court Weighs If President Trump Must Open Tax Returns

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California’s Supreme Court is considering Wednesday whether President Donald Trump must disclose his tax returns if he wants to be a candidate in the state’s primary election next spring. The high court is hearing arguments even though a federal judge already ...

Police Seek To ID Suspect In Death Over Chicken Sandwich

UPPER MARLBORO, Md. (AP) — A man who had been cutting in a line for chicken sandwiches at a crowded Popeyes restaurant in Maryland was stabbed to death by another customer who confronted him, police said Tuesday. Prince George’s County Police Chief Hank Stawinski appealed for the ...

Bills Sign Liuget In Bid To Shore Up Run Defense

ORCHARD PARK (AP) — The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive tackle Corey Liuget to a one-year contract in a bid to shore up their run defense. Liuget, 6-foot-2 and 300 pounds, appeared in three games with Oakland this season before his release last week. He was drafted by the Chargers in ...

Bonnies Drop Centennial Season Opener To Ohio, 65-53

ST. BONAVENTURE — Tuesday night brought the fanfare of a highly anticipated Centennial Season of basketball, but visiting Ohio put a damper on the celebration with a 65-53 decision at the Reilly Center. Two players finished in double figures for the Bonnies — Alejandro Vasquez posted 12 ...

Matthews, Nylander Lead Maple Leafs Past Kings

TORONTO (AP) — Auston Matthews and William Nylander scored 30 seconds apart in the third period and the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-1 on Tuesday night. Alexander Kerfoot also scored for Toronto (8-5-3), which got 24 saves from Frederik Andersen. Matthews and Nylander ...

Rules On Coal Pollution Are Eased

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration accelerated the pace of its environmental rollbacks for the country’s coal-fired power plants Monday, proposing to weaken two Obama-era rules aimed at cleaning up dangerous heavy metals and ash from coal plants into groundwater and waterways. The ...

Trump Tax Returns Can Be Turned Over

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump’s tax returns can be turned over to New York prosecutors by his personal accountant, a federal appeals court ruled Monday, leaving the last word to the Supreme Court The decision by the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan upholds a lower ...

Iran Breaks Away From Nuke Deal

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran on Monday broke further away from its collapsing 2015 nuclear deal with world powers by doubling the number of advanced centrifuges it operates, linking the decision to U.S. President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the agreement over a year ago. The announcement ...

Surging Steelers Clear The Air From ‘September Stench’

PITTSBURGH — The franchise quarterback hasn’t taken a snap since the middle of Week 2 and has essentially become the highest-paid assistant coach in the NFL. The guy tasked with taking over left his third career start after getting knocked unconscious. The running game is a bit of a mess. ...

Bills Remain Work In Progress Despite Strong Start

ORCHARD PARK — Bills coach Sean McDermott has spent the first half of the season opening most every week with a reminder about how much room there is for his team to improve, no matter if it’s after a win or a loss. Despite a 6-2 record, the Bills have closed each week proving McDermott ...

Browns Stumbling In Season Sliding Away

CLEVELAND — Odell Beckham Jr. wore clown-themed cleats that didn’t conform to the NFL’s fussy dress code. The footwear choice was fitting. The Browns are a three-ringed circus, their coach walking a tightrope. Cleveland dropped its fourth straight game Sunday, losing 24-19 to the ...

Stock Market Rally Extends Into 5th Week

NEW YORK (AP) — The Dow Jones Industrial Average returned to a record on Monday, joining other market gauges at all-time highs, as the stock market’s rally carried into a fifth week. Oil producers, banks and other stocks that do well when the economy is strengthening again led the way. ...