Powerless Puerto Rico's storm crisis deepens with dam threat

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rican officials could not communicate with more than half the towns in the U.S. territory as they rushed to evacuate tens of thousands of people downstream of a fai...

German election: 2 votes, many coalitions and lengthy talks

BERLIN (AP) — German voters will elect their new parliament Sunday, but don't expect a new government to be in place next week. With the seats expected to be spread across up to six ...

Christian singer Natalie Grant undergoing thyroid surgery

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Contemporary Christian singer Natalie Grant will undergo thyroid surgery to remove tumors and will cancel shows between mid-October and November to recover. G...

Review: Steve Martin puts humor and love in bluegrass form

Steve Martin and the Steep Canyon Rangers, "The Long-Awaited Album" (Rounder Records) There's a lot of excellent music on Steve Martin's new bluegrass album with the Steep Canyon Ran...

Review: Michael McDonald's soulful voice carries 'Wide Open'

Michael McDonald, "Wide Open" (BMG) There' s lot of soul in Michael McDonald's latest album, "Wide Open," and this time most it is his own. After three records of M...

Emmy nominee Dolly Parton still gets a kick out of Hollywood

WEST HOLLYWOOD, Calif. (AP) — Dolly Parton says she's excited to be in the Hollywood mix on Emmy Awards weekend. The 71-year-old entertainer was among the stars making the pre-show p...

Man turns himself in on Texas murder charge from 1963

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — A man who turned himself in for a 1962 fatal shooting in Texas was tired of having an arrest warrant haunting him and was weary of living under an assumed name, his attorney says. ...

Recalls this week: 4-drawer dressers, stake lights

More than 175,000 dressers are being recalled because they can tip if not anchored properly, posing a risk to children. Stake lights that can cause light refraction-related damage are also among this ...

Some major attacks in Europe in recent years

LONDON (AP) — An explosion on a carriage in a subway train in southwest London injured several people Friday while a knife-wielding assailant tried to attack a soldier in a Paris subway interchange. B...

Titans QB Mariota focused on winning vs Jags, not revenge

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota says he only wants to beat the Jaguars to grab a pivotal divisional game against the AFC South leader. He has no c...

Governor: 'Work to do' for Florida to recover after Irma

LOWER MATECUMBE KEY, Fla. (AP) — Parts of Florida inched back toward normal with workers restoring power, clearing roads and replenishing gas supplies, even as teams scoured the state's southernmost i...

Column: Relationships forged among players who make US team

Kevin Kisner began to appreciate the value of playing in the Presidents Cup two months before the matches even started. All because of a text message. He was at the...

Ghost Month: Why Hungry Ghosts are Bad for Business

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) -- We are in the final stretch of the Hungry Ghost Month this year in Taiwan, and people have undoubtedly heard lots of talk about all of the taboos and measures for good luck. ...

Dairy Queen owner defends 'politically incorrect' sign

KEWASKUM, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin Dairy Queen owner is defending a sign describing his restaurant as "politically incorrect" for its unabashed support for "God and country." The sign...

NFL Today, Week 1

SCOREBOARD Monday New Orleans at Minnesota, 7:10 p.m. EDT. The Saints' Drew Brees had a NFL-leading 5,208 yards passing last season, a record seventh time he's topp...