Models say economy may barely grow this quarter

The recent euphoria on Wall Street suggests the American economy is roaring. Yet there is a growing risk that growth could grind to a near-halt during the final three months of the year.

Concern grows in Russia about Trump's possible impeachment

On Russian state television, tightly controlled by the Kremlin, support for Donald Trump in his current impeachment battle is absolute. After all it is Russia, they sometimes joke, that got the US president elected in the first place!

US, UK scientists share Nobel Prize for Medicine

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Medicine has been jointly awarded to William Kaelin Jr., Sir Peter Ratcliffe and Gregg Semenza for their pioneering research into how human cells respond to changing oxygen levels.

Western states oppose plan to charge for US reservoir water

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Attorneys general from a dozen western states want the Trump administration to halt a proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers that they say usurps states' authority over their own water. North Dakota Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem said the Water Supply Rule proposed in the waning days of the Obama administration could allow the Corps to charge for water drawn from reservoirs it manages.

Inmate casually strolls out of jail and escapes

Newly released video of an inmate who escaped from the Cuyahoga County Jail earlier this month shows the man casually walking out of the facility to freedom, WEWS reported.

Starbucks to expand delivery nationally in 2020

SEATTLE (AP) - Starbucks says it will offer delivery in most of the U.S. by early next year. The Seattle coffee company launched delivery last fall in Miami with its partner, Uber Eats. It has since expanded to 10 additional U.S. cities, including Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. Starbucks says Uber Eats will remain its preferred provider as it rolls out delivery more widely.

In Oregon and other states, GOP sees the recall as its way back to power

DENVER (AP) - Republicans frustrated by losing their grip on political power in some Western states have begun deploying a new weapon: the recall. Once reserved for targeting corrupt or inept elected officials, the recall has become part of the toolkit for Republicans seeking a do-over of election results. One GOP strategist in Colorado has put a name to it - "recall season."

Feeling blue? Oregon students can take 'mental health days'

SALEM, Oregon (AP) - A new law in Oregon allows students to take "mental health days" just as they would sick days. The teens behind the bill say it's meant to respond to a mental health crisis in schools. Gov. Kate Brown signed the measure into law last month. The Oregon Health Authority reports suicide is the second-leading cause of death among those in the state age 10 to 34. Nearly 17% of eighth graders say they've considered taking their own life within the last 12 months.

Spokane pilot accused of crashing plane while flying drunk

MESQUITE, Nev. (AP) - Authorities say a pilot from Washington state was arrested on suspicion of flying while drunk after a private plane crash and fire at an airport in Nevada.Police say 41-year-old Ryan Raymond Dashiell of Spokane escaped serious injury in the crash of the twin-engine Cessna 550 Wednesday evening at Mesquite Municipal Airport.

Earthquake rattles Washington state, followed by aftershock

The U.S. Geological Survey reports that a 4.6 magnitude earthquake has rattled the Three Lakes area of Washington state.That was followed minutes later by a 3.5 magnitude aftershock near the city of Monroe, some 30 miles (48 kilometers) northeast of Seattle.The initial temblor was recorded at 2:51 a.m. Friday.There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries.

Democratic presidential hopeful Inslee opposes pipeline plan

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) - Democratic presidential hopeful Jay Inslee waded into a Great Lakes regional controversy on Wednesday, calling for the defeat of a plan to construct a disputed oil pipeline tunnel beneath a channel that connects two of the lakes.