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HOUSTON | The Latest: Bush hearse arrives at Houston church

HOUSTON — The Latest on events honoring late former President George H.W. Bush (all times local): 6:20 p.m. The remains of former President George H.W. Bush have arrived at a Houston church, where he will lie in repose overnight. About 1,200 mourners are expected for a service at St. Martin’s Episcopal Church on Thursday morning. … Continue reading HOUSTON | The Latest: Bush hearse arrives at Houston church

LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

LAWRENCE, Kan. — A person familiar with the decision told The Associated Press that former LSU coach Les Miles has been hired to lead Kansas’ downtrodden football program. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because an official announcement was expected later Sunday. Miles had arrived at the airport in nearby Topeka on Sunday morning. … Continue reading LAWRENCE, Kan. | AP Source: Les Miles hired as coach at Kansas

WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on

WASHINGTON— Democrats won the majority. Now they just need a speaker of the House. The standoff over Nancy Pelosi‘s bid to regain the gavel intensified Friday as Democrats left Washington for the Thanksgiving holiday, an unsettling finish to an otherwise triumphant week that saw them welcome a historic class of newcomers to Capitol Hill and … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Pelosi claims she has votes, but race for speaker goes on

PITTSBURGH | Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

PITTSBURGH— Pittsburgh Penguins captain Sidney Crosby will miss Thursday night’s game against Tampa Bay due to an upper-body injury. The team disclosed the injury on Wednesday when Crosby skipped practice. Crosby worked out before his teammates hit the ice on Thursday for their pregame skate. Coach Mike Sullivan declined to offer specifics on the nature … Continue reading PITTSBURGH | Sidney Crosby to miss Tampa Bay game with upper-body injury

LONDON | UK reverses delay to gambling machine reform after outcry

LONDON— The British government says it will cut the maximum stake on electronic slot machines from 100 pounds ($130) to 2 pounds ($2.60) in April — reversing an unpopular decision to delay the move. The government agreed to reduce the maximum wager on fixed-odds betting terminals to help tackle problem gambling. Critics of the machines, … Continue reading LONDON | UK reverses delay to gambling machine reform after outcry

MALIBU, Calif | S. California fire burned 100s more homes, official predicts

MALIBU, Calif — Some residents who fled Southern California’s huge wildfire were allowed to return home Monday but hundreds of thousands remained under evacuation orders as authorities said the number of homes that burned was expected to grow significantly. Officials were still conducting damage assessments and Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl Osby said he … Continue reading MALIBU, Calif | S. California fire burned 100s more homes, official predicts

NEW YORK | Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

NEW YORK — Come January, the banking industry is going to be on Rep. Maxine Waters’ time. With Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives, the California representative is expected to become chairwoman of the powerful House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the nation’s banking system and its regulators. Waters is no friend to … Continue reading NEW YORK | Banks could face tighter scrutiny under Rep. Maxine Waters

NEW YORK | Tech and health care lead US stock surge after midterms

NEW YORK — Stocks rallied Wednesday as investors were relieved to see that the U.S. midterm elections went largely as they expected they would. Big-name technology and consumer and health care companies soared as the S&P 500 index closed at its highest in four weeks. Democrats won control of the House of Representatives while Republicans kept … Continue reading NEW YORK | Tech and health care lead US stock surge after midterms