Tech giants slide, pulling US stock market sharply lower
A broad sell-off in technology companies pulled U.S. stocks sharply lower Monday, knocking more than 600 points off the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
Stan Lee, creator of a galaxy of Marvel superheroes, dies
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Stan Lee, the creative dynamo who revolutionized the comic book and helped make billions for Hollywood by introducing human frailties in Marvel superheroes such as Spider-Man, the Fantastic Four and the Incredible Hulk, died Monday.
Judge: Sides in Florida recount should 'ramp down' rhetoric
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A judge on Monday told lawyers representing the warring sides in the Florida recount that they need to "ramp down the rhetoric" after Republicans, including President Donald Trump, alleged illegal activity, because the unsubstantiated accusations are eroding confidence in the election for Senate and governor.
Israel, Hamas trade heavy fire after deadly incursion
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Palestinian militants bombarded Israel with dozens of rockets and mortar shells Monday, while Israeli warplanes struck targets throughout the Gaza Strip in what appeared to be the most intense exchange of fire since a 2014 war.
Bishops delay votes on combatting church sex abuse crisis
BALTIMORE (AP) — At the Vatican's insistence, U.S. Catholic bishops abruptly postponed plans Monday to vote on proposed new steps to address the clergy sex abuse crisis roiling the church.
Dead in cars and homes: Northern California fire toll at 29
PARADISE, Calif. (AP) — The dead were found in burned-out cars, in the smoldering ruins of their homes, or next to their vehicles, apparently overcome by smoke and flames before they could jump in behind the wheel and escape.
'This Is Us' season will answer war mysteries, creator says
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "This Is Us" star Milo Ventimiglia was between scenes on the set in Vietnam, the setting for a critical flashback story about his character Jack's wartime tragedy.
New exercise guidelines: Move more, sit less, start younger
CHICAGO (AP) — Move more, sit less and get kids active as young as age 3, say new federal guidelines that stress that any amount and any type of exercise helps health.
Tough lessons: Teachers fall short in midterm races
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — After falling short in her race for the state legislature, high school history teacher Jenny Urie returned to her central Kentucky classroom, suddenly doubtful of just how far a grassroots uprising to bolster public education could go.
Scientists: Wind, drought worsen fires, not bad management
WASHINGTON (AP) — Both nature and humans share blame for California's devastating wildfires, but forest management did not play a major role, despite President Donald Trump's claims, fire scientists say.
Mississippi US senator won't discuss 'public hanging' remark
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — A white Republican U.S. senator in Mississippi, a state with a notorious history for lynchings, says she will not answer questions about a video that shows her at a campaign event praising a cattle rancher by saying she would attend a "public hanging" if he invited her to one.
Michelle Obama memoir is next pick for Winfrey book club
NEW YORK (AP) — Michelle Obama's "Becoming," already expected to sell millions of copies, now has the official backing of Oprah Winfrey.
Some Southern California fire evacuations lifted
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Some of the thousands of people who fled Southern California's huge wildfire were being allowed to return home, and traffic was flowing Monday on the major highway through the area after a closure of several days.
Wagerers crossing the Delaware (and Hudson) for sports bets
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — In the time it takes for a red light to turn green, Leonard Sciascia can get his sports bets made, turn around and head home.
Trump largely alone as world leaders take aim at nationalism
PARIS (AP) — For President Donald Trump in Paris, America First meant largely America alone. At a weekend commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, the president who proudly declares himself a "nationalist" stood apart, even on a continent where his brand of populism is on the rise.
New way of voting faces test in Maine congressional district
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The election drew to a close last week in most places but not in fishing villages, potato farms and vast tracts of wilderness that comprise Maine's 2nd Congressional District.
Kemp-Abrams feud highlights new landscape in divided Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — His election still undecided, Republican Brian Kemp is proceeding as a victorious candidate and promising to be a governor for all Georgians.
10 Things to Know for Today
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. CALIFORNIA WILDFIRES MATCH RECORD Six more are dead in a swath of Northern California wiped out by fire, raising the death toll to 29 — matching the state's record for deaths in a single fire.
Bar gunman was 'out of control' in high school, coach says
MONTCLAIR, Calif. (AP) — A second high school coach of the gunman who killed 12 people at a Southern California bar recalled him on Sunday as volatile and intimidating, and said that repeated complaints to school administrators about his behavior failed to prompt any discipline.
Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don't think of your target as a human being.
Pocket money apps aim to help kids in cashless world
LONDON (AP) — For kids growing up in today's cashless society, the piggy bank is going virtual. Father of two Roland Hall turned to a British startup's digital pocket money app because his kids were still too young to get bank cards from traditional banks.
Options limited, North Korea lit by flashlights, creaky grid
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — More than 20 years after his father almost bargained them away for a pair of nuclear reactors, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has his nuclear weapons — and a nation still plagued by chronic blackouts.
Elliott, Prescott lead Cowboys past Eagles 27-20
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Ezekiel Elliott and Dak Prescott left the defending Super Bowl champions wondering how their season went wrong.
Democratic coalition won back House, fell short elsewhere
NEW YORK (AP) — For much of the country, the 2018 midterm season is over. But unresolved races for governor in Georgia and Florida are raising major strategic questions for Democrats as they turn their attention to the upcoming battle for the White House.
Winds cause flare-ups of big Southern California wildfire
MALIBU, Calif. (AP) — Strong Santa Ana winds returned to Southern California on Sunday, causing flare-ups of a huge wildfire that has scorched a string of communities west of Los Angeles, but no additional structures were believed to have been lost, authorities said.

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