What to watch for as senators consider Kavanaugh nomination

WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is set for a week of marathon hearings before the Judiciary Committee, where senators will drill down into the judge’s background, writings and legal philosophy. Republicans who mostly back President Donald...

Trump says Sessions’ DOJ has placed GOP in midterm jeopardy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Showing his disregard for the Justice Department’s independence, President Donald Trump tweeted that federal indictments against two Republican congressmen placed the GOP in midterm election jeopardy. Trump again attacked Attorney General Jeff...

New UN human rights chief has survived torture herself

SANTIAGO, Chile (AP) — Former Chilean President Michelle Bachelet was 23 years old when she was tortured and fled her country’s dictatorship into exile. Now, more than four decades later, she will face her past fighting such abuses worldwide as the new U.N. human...

Taliban: Founder of Haqqani network dies inside Afghanistan

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Taliban say the Afghan Haqqani network founder, Jalaluddin Haqqani, an ex- U.S. ally turned fierce enemy, has died after years of ill health. Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahed told The Associated Press in a telephone interview Tuesday that Haqqani...

Ramirez, Mariners' bullpen shut down Orioles in 2-1 win

Sep. 4, 2018 12:07 AM EDT Ramirez, Mariners’ bullpen shut down Orioles in 2-1 win BC-BBA–Orioles-Mariners <!– –> Elaine Thompson, ASSOCIATED PRESS SEATTLE (AP) — Erasmo Ramirez allowed one run in 5 1/3 innings, and the Mariners’ bullpen...

After Rio museum fire, questions about cause, what survived

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Forensic investigators and researchers awaited access Tuesday to the National Museum of Rio de Janeiro, gutted in a fire, to find out how the blaze began and what remains of the 20 million artifacts that made the museum one of the most important in...