Magnitude 5.3 quake rattles Panama; no damage reported

PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama has been rattled by a moderate magnitude 5.3 earthquake, but officials say there are no immediate reports of damage or injuries. The U.S. Geological Survey says Wednesday evening’s quake was centered about 127 miles (204 kilometers) southwest...

Nevada brothel owner may need from old guard that he bashes

RENO, Nev. (AP) — Nevada brothel owner Dennis Hof says the “establishment got crushed” when he knocked off the incumbent Republican in a state legislative primary Tuesday night. But now, the flamboyant pimp may need some help from the GOP establishment to win in...

Hall of Famer and Olympic gold medalist Anne Donovan dies.

Anne Donovan, the Basketball Hall of Famer who won a national championship at Old Dominion, two Olympic gold medals as a player and another as a coach, died Wednesday of heart failure. She was 56. Donovan’s family confirmed the death in a statement. “While it is...

Arizona lawmaker criticized for race, immigration comments

PHOENIX (AP) — A Republican lawmaker is being criticized for saying “there aren’t enough white kids to go around” when discussing integration in schools at an event in northern Arizona. Rep. David Stringer, a Republican from Prescott, spoke Monday at the...

Police: Man killed, officer wounded while exchanging fire

EUSTIS, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say an armed man was killed and a police officer was wounded while exchanging gunfire outside a Florida business. The Orlando Sentinel reports that the shooting happened Wednesday afternoon at an AutoZone store in Eustis. Police say an...

Haniger’s game-ending blast gives Mariners sweep of Angels

SEATTLE (AP) — Mitch Haniger hit a two-run home run in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Seattle Mariners an 8-6 victory and sweep of the three-game series over the Los Angeles Angels on Wednesday. After Jean Segura singled to center off reliever Oliver Drake...

Police giving deaf drivers cards to help them communicate

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Police Department is giving deaf drivers a new tool to improve communication during traffic stops: laminated visor cards with symbols that officers can point at to indicate speeding, running a red light and other common violations. The police...

The Latest: Latest tally seals Breed as San Francisco mayor

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on San Francisco’s mayor’s race (all times local): 5:14 p.m. The latest election update by San Francisco officials sealed London Breed’s victory in the mayor’s race. She led former state Sen. Mark Leno by nearly 2,200...

Anderson on Jets standing behind him: ‘I owe them the world’

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — Robby Anderson has had a rough year, generating the type of headlines no one wants their name attached to — let alone an up-and-coming NFL player. The New York Jets wide receiver was arrested twice during a nine-month span in Florida. While...

US resumes destroying obsolete chemical weapons in Colorado

DENVER (AP) — The U.S. Army resumed destroying obsolete chemical weapons at a Colorado depot after a nine-month shutdown for repairs, officials said Wednesday. The highly automated, $4.5 billion plant at the Pueblo Chemical Depot began a gradual restart this week. It could...