Evangelicals Push Senate Republicans to Confirm Kavanaugh

WASHINGTON (AP) — Evangelical activists are pressing Republican leaders to act more forcefully to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh’s nomination is a leading issue for faith leaders and activists who are gathering at the annual Values Voter summit in Washington. Family Research Council president Tony Perkins, the organizer of the conference, says…

Duo Accused of Having Enough Fentanyl for 1.5 Million Doses

ST. LOUIS, MO (AP) — Two suburban St. Louis men face federal charges for possessing and intending to distribute enough fentanyl for 1.5 million doses of the dangerous synthetic opioid. The U.S. attorney’s office in St. Louis announced charges Thursday against 27-year-old Ruben Lopez and 31-year-old Jonathen Aguilar, both of St. Charles, Missouri. Federal prosecutors…

Carolinas Farms Could take Billions in Losses from Florence

By GARY D. ROBERTSON and EMERY P. DALESIO ,  Associated Press   RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Hurricane Florence is testing the resolve of farmers in the Carolinas, who could face billions of dollars in agricultural damage while still feeling the sting from Hurricane Matthew almost two years ago. After last weekend’s high winds and rain that was measured…