Trump's call for 'higher numbers' in stimulus fight undercuts Republican strategy

President Donald Trump's call for "higher numbers" amid an impasse over a new coronavirus stimulus has upended a GOP effort to unite against Democrats pushing for a larger aid package.
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No. 25 Pitt overcomes mistakes, slips by Syracuse 21-10
Pittsburgh coach Pat Narduzzi watched the Panthers put together a nearly flawless practice last Tuesday, one so close to perfect that Narduzzi admitted he practically had to invent something to complain about.
Levi Lewis, Elijah Mitchell help Louisiana avoid Georgia State upset
Louisiana running back Elijah Mitchell galloped for a 16-yard touchdown to push the Ragin Cajuns past Georgia State in overtime during their matchup on Saturday, 34-31.
Demonstrators protest outside Mitch McConnell's Louisville, Kentucky home
Demonstrators gather outside Sen. Mitch McConnell's home on Saturday, September 19. McConnell plans to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg Supreme Court seat.
No. 13 Cincinnati rolls past Austin Peay 55-20 in opener
No. 13 Cincinnati had to wait a while to kick off its season. Once it got started, the Bearcats found their stride in a hurry.
UFC on ESPN+ 36 video: Damon Jackson upsets Mirsad Bektic on 3 days' notice
Damon Jackson's return to the UFC on short notice led to the biggest moment of his career against Mirsad Bektic at UFC on ESPN+ 36.        Related StoriesUFC on ESPN+ 36 video: Damon Jackson upsets Mirsad Bektic on 3 days' notice - EnclosureUFC on ESPN+ 36 video: Darrick Minner upsets TJ Laramie in 52 secondsUFC on ESPN+ 36 video: Darrick Minner upsets TJ Laramie in 52 seconds - Enclosure
'Blood amber:' A portal into dinosaur times but an ethical minefield for paleontologists
Fossils in Burmese amber are changing what we know about life in dinosaur times, but they come laden with ethical dilemmas for paleontologists, with some fearing they could be fueling ethnic conflict in Myanmar.
A Hong Kong teenager's death became a magnet for conspiracies, and exposed deep problems in how the city operates
The crowd recoiled as tear gas canisters rained down on them and riot police advanced up the street, carrying shields and batons.
Notre Dame demolishes South Florida to extend home win streak
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Ian Book ran for three first-half touchdowns and No. 7 Notre Dame won its 20th straight home game 52-0 against South Florida on Saturday. Coach Brian Kelly’s Fighting Irish (2-0) led 35-0 at halftime and for the second year in a row posted a 52-point shutout for defensive coordinator Clark Lea....
Leaders from both parties under fire for previous statements about SCOTUS nominations
In the wake of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's death, Republican and Democratic leaders are facing fresh scrutiny for stances they took regarding Supreme Court nominations in 2016 and 2020.
New on TV this week: 7 movies and shows to watch live
CELEBRITY FAMILY FEUD Sunday 8 p.m., ABC “Everybody Loves Raymond” co-stars Ray Romano and Brad Garrett compete against each other while rock bands Fall Out Boy and Weezer go head-to-head — all for charity. Steve Harvey hosts. DEAD PIXELS Tuesday, 8 p.m., The CW In the season finale, “Hive-Mother,” Meg (Alexa Davies), Nicky (Will...
Gary Bettman says 2020-21 NHL season might not start until January
NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman says a start date for the 2020-21 season has not been established, but he intends for it to feature a full, 82-game schedule.
Jurkovec helps BC beat Duke 26-6 in Hafley’s debut
Phil Jurkovec threw for 300 yards and two touchdowns, Zay Flowers had 162 receiving yards, and Boston College beat Duke 26-6 on Saturday to give Jeff Hafley a win in his first game as a head coach.
FSU coach Norvell tests positive for virus before Miami
Florida State coach Mike Norvell has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not coach the Seminoles in-person this week as they prepare for Miami.
As the nation mourns an icon, Democrats and Republicans fight over Supreme Court vacancy
Less than 24 hours after the death of the 87-year-old justice, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Donald Trump were already engaged in a fierce pressure campaign to hold the Republican conference together and push a nominee through the Senate.
Astros' Justin Verlander to have Tommy John surgery, out through 2021: 'Obviously, this is not good news'
Houston Astros pitcher Justin Verlander announced Saturday he will undergo Tommy John surgery and is expected to be out through the 2021 season.
The Senate Judiciary Committee will consider Ruth Bader Ginsburg's replacement. Here are the members up for reelection
Changes in the ranks after the 2020 election will influence who fills Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's vacant seat.
Local digest: Off-duty D.C. police officer shot and wounded teenager
A roundup of news from the Washington region.
Trump: Nominee will be announced 'very soon'
President Donald Trump says he's moving "very quickly" to select a Supreme Court nominee following the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Trump tells reporters his pick could come in in the next week and will "most likely" be a woman. (Sept. 19)
Matthew Wolf grabs two shot lead heading into final round of US Open
First Collin Morikawa. Now Matthew Wolff? Wolff, 21 years old and a year removed from his sophomore year playing college golf, nearly won the PGA Championship last month with a dramatic Sunday charge that electrified Harding Park in San Francisco. That charge fell short when Morikawa, his contemporary who’s also a year out of college,...
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Trump: ‘Most likely’ female Supreme Court nominee coming within days
President Trump plans to announce a Supreme Court nominee in the coming week — and his pick will “most likely” be a woman, he says. “I think we’ll have a very popular choice, whoever that may be,” Trump told reporters Saturday in his first detailed comments on replacing Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died Friday...
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Ex-Panthers Spanish radio announcer, who tweeted on QAnon, says he was let go over Trump support
A former Carolina Panthers Spanish-language radio announcer said his openness toward supporting President Trump cost him his job prior to the start of the 2020 NFL season.
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Michigan official calls cops over homeowner’s election-themed toilet display
A Michigan election official thinks a homeowner’s mail-in ballot joke is crap. Ingham County Clerk Barb Byrum saw no humor in the display on a lawn in the town of Mason, Michigan, featuring a toilet with a sign next to it that said, “Place mail in ballots here!” The homeowner, who was not identified by...
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Opinion: Late Gary Hughes was the Babe Ruth of the baseball scouting world
"Impossible to overstate how many lives he enriched over the years with his presence," A's assistant GM Billy Owens said of the late Gary Hughes.      
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Tropical Storm Beta threatens to flood Texas and Louisiana coastlines
Tropical Storm Beta is threatening to bring heavy rainfall and coastal flooding to Texas and Louisiana into next week. A new storm surge warning was issued Saturday for a large stretch of the Texas coast. Houston-area officials issued voluntary evacuation warnings and disaster declarations as Beta continued to brew in the Gulf of Mexico. Beta...
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Officials warned that Wilbur Ross' order shortening census schedule could make it seem politically manipulated
Census Bureau officials warned in mid-July that Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross' orders to end the 2020 census early risked producing a tally of "unacceptable quality" with "fatal flaws" that carries the stain of "politically-manipulated results."
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Alabama's Nick Saban happy for college football, student-athletes after Big Ten's reversal on 2020 season
Alabama football coach Nick Saban said he was happy for college football and the student-athletes after the Big Ten Conference reversed course and announced it will have a fall sports season after all.
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Ginsberg's legacy resonates at NY childhood home
People gathered outside the childhood home of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to remember her life and legacy. (Sept. 19)       
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AP Top Stories Sept. 19 P
Here are the top stories for Saturday, Sept. 19th: Court vacancy could roil possible election case; Trump to Senate: Vote 'without delay' on high court pick; Ginsburg's death draws surge of donations to Democrats; Bavarians hold toned-down Oktoberfest.       
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Dolphin swept 9 miles inland from Gulf of Mexico by Hurricane Laura — and survived
A female bottlenose dolphin got the break of her life after Hurricane Laura. The hurricane’s storm surge swept the mammal from the Gulf of Mexico to a Louisiana pond — 9 miles inland. The Audubon Coastal Wildlife Network, Texas Marine Mammal Stranding Network and National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration worked together to rescue the dolphin, New...
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Opinion: Ruth Bader Ginsburg protected your abortion rights. Be afraid now that she's gone
Ruth Bader Ginsburg was a fearless fighter for abortion rights.
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Vermont grocery store worker fired after apprehending purse snatcher
This good Samaritan stopped a thief from stealing a woman’s purse, and his reward was losing his job. A Vermont grocery store worker nabbed a purse snatcher — and was fired for his efforts. Amir Shedyak, 20, who worked at the Hannaford supermarket in his hometown of Essex for four years, and was even an...
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Big Ten football kicks off Oct. 24; Ohio State to play Michigan on Dec. 12
The Big Ten Conference on Saturday announced the schedule for the 2020 college football season.
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Fight over Trump’s Supreme Court nominee will hinge on timing, math
The confirmation of the next Supreme Court justice will hinge on two things: timing and math.
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McConnell Is Inventing Excuses to Grab Ginsburg’s Seat
He’s rewriting history so he can apply different rules to Trump and Obama.
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Nissan reveals Z Proto sports car concept
The ride takes design cues from previous generations of Nissan's Z sports car.       
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Felicity Jones, who portrayed Ruth Bader Ginsburg in 'On the Basis of Sex,' pays tribute to late justice
Felicity Jones, the actress who channeled the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the legal drama and love story "On the Basis of Sex," reacted to her death in a statement released Saturday.
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Watch Live: Donald Trump Hosts Campaign Rally in North Carolina
The event is scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. EST.
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Mets get Jacob deGrom news they were hoping for
Though Rick Porcello has endured the worst season of his career in his first year with the Mets, manager Luis Rojas has at least been able to count on the former Cy Young winner to be ready to take the ball. Most importantly, Jacob deGrom is healthy enough, too. While Porcello (1-5, 6.06 ERA) will...
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Heading to rally in NC, Trump says nominating woman for RBG's seat 'appropriate'
President Trump said his nominee to replace the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg would likely be a woman. 
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Green glowing ‘flying saucer’ spotted in skies over Liverpool
What is going on in Liverpool? This summer, the English city was invaded by giant rats and now possibly UFOs. Pictures of a green glowing unidentified object in the sky appeared in the Liverpool Echo this week – and the man who took the photos was stunned. A man, who requested anonymity, had been hanging...
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Susan Collins: ‘No Objection’ to Senate Beginning Consideration of Trump SCOTUS Nominee Before Election”
Sen. Susan Collins said the Senate should wait until after the November election to vote on the nominee, while adding she has "no objection" to the Senate Judiciary Committee starting the process.
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UFC on ESPN+ 36 video: Darrick Minner upsets TJ Laramie in 52 seconds
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Donald Trump: Supreme Court Pick Next Week; 'Most Likely' a Woman
President Donald Trump said his nomination to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court would likely be announced next week.
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Cory Gardner says country needs time to mourn Ginsburg death 'before the politics begin'
Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner, up for reelection in a swing state, said Saturday the nation needs to “reflect” on the legacy of late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg  “before the politics begin.”
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Amal Clooney ditches role as UK special envoy after ‘lamentable’ Brexit bill passes
Amal Clooney, the prominent human rights lawyer married to George Clooney, quit as the United Kingdom’s special envoy on media freedom over the passage of a “lamentable” Brexit bill. Clooney made the momentous move due to the Internal Market Bill, which gives the British government the power to override parts of the UK’s Brexit agreement...
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX satellites clutter the skies, frustrating astronomers
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s hundreds of satellites cluttering up the galaxy. A plethora of massive internet satellites launched by eco-friendly billionaire Elon Musk are swirling overhead — and astronomers are trying mightily to figure out how to deal with the sun’s glaring reflection off those man-made orbiters....
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Railroads near full implementation of lifesaving automatic-braking technology
Positive Train Control systems are operational for nearly all railroads subject to a federal mandate.
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Fact check: Ruth Bader Ginsburg wanted gender-neutral language, not lower age of consent
Ruth Bader Ginsburg never said "the age of consent for sexual acts must be lowered to age 12 years old." Memes attributing that view to her are false.       
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