UN council urges speedy halt to Nagorno-Karabakh fighting

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council called on Armenia and Azerbaijan Tuesday to immediately halt fighting over the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh and urgently resume talks withou...

Senate advances bill to fund government into December

WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill to fund the federal government cleared a key Senate procedural hurdle Tuesday as lawmakers sought to accomplish the bare minimum before they depart Washington to campaign — pr...

They said it: Leaders at the virtual UN, in their own words

Lots of leaders saying lots of things about lots of topics — topics that matter to them, to their regions, to the world. That’s what the speechmaking at the U.N. General Assembly inv...

Women's issues at UN: Still 'too low down on the agenda'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Addressing the U.N. General Assembly last week, Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina noted a milestone: the 25th anniversary of the Beijing women's conference that produced a...

9 charged after McCloskey confrontation won't be prosecuted

ST. LOUIS (AP) — Nine people charged with misdemeanor trespassing after a racial injustice protest in a private St. Louis neighborhood in June will not be prosecuted, city officials said Tuesday. ...

Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — A flurry of federal court rulings this month over whether South Carolinians need witnesses to sign their mail-in ballots this November has left many confused and frustrated as vo...

Liberty disputes reports about Falwell severance payment

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Liberty University said it paid its recently resigned president, Jerry Falwell Jr., the two years' base salary owed under his employment contract Tuesday. The Ly...

Business Highlights

___ Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over...

North Korea on virus threat: 'Under safe and stable control'

North Korea on Tuesday called on the world's governments to “display effective leadership” in the fight against COVID-19 and said its own measures against the pandemic, which it called “preemptive, ti...

Cubs, Marlins set to meet after bumpy paths to postseason

CHICAGO (AP) — Cubs manager David Ross had to remind himself Monday night that Chicago was still two days away from opening a best-of-three wild-card series against the Miami Marlins. ...

Trump facing devastating debt load? Experts say not so fast

NEW YORK (AP) — President Donald Trump reportedly must pay back more than $300 million in loans over the next four years, raising the possibility his lenders could face an unprecedented situation shou...

How the Dow and other stock indexes fared Tuesday

Stocks ended with moderate losses Tuesday as investors waited for the first debate between President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden. Banks, energy companies and st...

LeBron and the Heat, together again at the NBA Finals

LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — LeBron James wants to beat the Miami Heat. The Miami Heat want to beat LeBron James. These shouldn’t be surprising notions to anyone, not with a title a...

California sues US regulator in bid to deter 'ghost guns'

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Backed by the fathers of two slain children, California's attorney general sued the Trump administration on Tuesday in an effort to crack down on so-called “ghost guns” that ...

NASCAR championship-winning crew chief Knaus gets VP job

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chad Knaus will move into a management role with Hendrick Motorsports after the season, ending his crew chief career after a record-tying seven NASCAR championships. ...