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As senators defect, GOP concedes health bill's fate bleak

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins' decision to oppose the GOP push to repeal President Barack Obama's health care overhaul leaves the effort all but dead, with even party leaders conceding that their prospects are dismal.

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Sheriff: Inmates assault 2 guards at reopened Kentucky jail

CATLETTSBURG, Ky. (AP) — A sheriff in Kentucky says two inmates have assaulted two guards at a county jail that reopened earlier this month following a disturbance in August when inmates fought with guards and started a fire.
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NCAA coaches among 10 charged with fraud and corruption

NEW YORK (AP) — Four college basketball coaches were among those facing federal charges Tuesday in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said.
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NFL anthem protests evolve past Kaepernick's original intent

What began more than a year ago with a lone NFL quarterback protesting police brutality against minorities by kneeling silently during the national anthem before games has grown into a roar with hundreds of players sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms — their reasons for demonstrating as varied as their methods.
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Catalan police ordered to crack down on disputed ballot

MADRID (AP) — Spain's government has ordered Catalonia's regional police force to identify officials at local schools and other civic buildings expected to be used as polling stations in a controversial independence referendum.

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