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  • Prosecutors: 126 women complain about Virginia gynecologist

    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Dr. Javaid Perwaiz’s website describes his surgical skills for gynecological procedures as “unparalleled.” But federal prosecutors say many of the procedures he performed were unnecessary, unwanted and even unknown to some of his patients. Perwaiz, 69, of Chesapeake, Virginia, was arrested last week in a case that has drawn outrage and […]
  • Global markets lower amid uncertainty about US-China trade

    BEIJING (AP) — Global stock markets slipped Thursday amid doubts about a U.S.-Chinese trade deal and after the U.S. Federal Reserve chairman said it is likely to leave its benchmark interest rate unchanged. London and Frankfurt were trading lower after Tokyo and Hong Kong closed down for the day. Wall Street futures were up slightly. […]
  • California crisis of fires, blackouts decades in the making

    The utility that serves more than 5 million electrical customers in one of the world’s most technologically advanced areas is now faced again and again with a no-win decision: risk starting catastrophic deadly wildfires, or turn off the lights and immiserate millions of paying customers. Pacific Gas & Electric is in bankruptcy, facing $30 billion […]
  • Trump returns to Louisiana, trying to flip governor’s seat

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Leaving a Washington embroiled in an impeachment drama, President Donald Trump returns to the Louisiana governor’s race Thursday, testing his ability to sway an election by trying to oust a Democratic incumbent. Though Louisiana is a deep red state that Trump won by 20 percentage points, the gubernatorial contest has […]
  • Election officials double-checking Kentucky vote totals

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Election officials across Kentucky have started double-checking vote totals that show Republican Gov. Matt Bevin trailing Democrat Andy Beshear by more than 5,000 votes. Bevin has refused to concede last week’s election and requested Thursday’s recanvass. He acknowledges it’s highly unlikely the outcome will change after checking to ensure results were […]
  • Next up in impeachment hearings: A parade of key witnesses

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Several more witnesses scheduled to testify in the House impeachment hearings over the next week are expected to say they too worried about President Donald Trump’s push for Ukraine to investigate Democrats as the U.S. withheld military aid from the country. What’s ahead on the impeachment schedule: MORE WITNESSES The House intelligence […]
  • Battle lines harden as Trump impeachment inquiry goes public

    WASHINGTON (AP) — With historic impeachment hearings underway, Democrats and Republicans are hardening their arguments over the actions of President Donald Trump as they set out to win over a deeply polarized American public. Democrats say Wednesday’s extraordinary public session in the House revealed a striking account of Trump abusing his office by pressing the […]
  • Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

    EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety. Walmart didn’t […]
  • Chicago teachers to vote on deal that ended 11-day strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago teachers are voting on the tentative contract deal that suspended an 11-day strike. More than half of the Chicago Teachers Union’s elected delegates backed the agreement on Oct. 30, suspending the strike and letting classes resume. But the union’s 25,000 members still must vote to accept the deal and officially end […]
  • Little Rock teachers strike over state’s control of district

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Little Rock teachers are striking for the first time in more than three decades over the state’s control of the local school system and a panel’s decision to strip their union’s collective bargaining rights. Members of the Little Rock Education Association are picketing across the 23,000-school district on Thursday in […]