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I’m confident no one on my staff wrote the NYT column

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Washington, Sep 10 (AP) - Vice President Mike Pence says he's "100 percent confident" that no one on his staff was involved with the anonymous New York Times column criticizing President Donald Trump's leader-ship.
"I know them. I know their character," Pence said in a taped interview aired Sunday by CBS' "Face the Na-tion."
Some pundits had speculated that Pence could be the "senior administration official" who wrote the opinion piece because it included language Pence has been known to use...
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Florence expected to become hurricane, head to southeast US

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Atlanta, Sept 9 (AP) - The U.S. East Coast could be hit with a powerful hurricane next week as Tropical Storm Florence continues to strengthen as it moves toward the mainland, forecasters said Saturday.
Florence is expected to become a major hurricane by Monday, the National Hurricane Center...
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Death toll nears 40 in northern Japan quake

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Tokyo, Sept 9 (AP) - The death toll has hit 39 from a powerful earthquake that struck the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido last week, authorities said Sunday. One person remained missing in the hard-hit town of Atsuma, where multiple landslides triggered by the quake slammed into houses at...
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Massive boom hopes to corral Pacific Ocean’s plastic trash

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San Francisco, Sep 9 (AP) - Engineers set to sea Saturday to deploy a trash collection device to corral plastic litter floating between California and Hawaii in an attempt to clean up the world's largest garbage patch in the heart of the Pacific Ocean.
The 2,000-foot (600-meter) long floating...
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Wildfire that closed key California highway explodes in size

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Shasta-Trinity National Forest, Sep 9 (AP) - A roaring wildfire that shut down a stretch of a major interstate near the California-Oregon border exploded in size as crews on Saturday scrambled to prevent flames from reaching rural communities.
The blaze in California's Shasta-Trinity National...
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