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 2020-10-24 16:37 

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Kelsey Waldon was soaring. COVID killed mentor John Prine....

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Last year at this time, Kelsey Waldon was enjoying autumn by watching her career take several encouraging leaps forward. First, there was her newly released "White Noise, White Lines" album, a record that furthered the heavil...

 2020-10-24 16:36 

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Under fire, Biden vows 'I am not banning fracking'...

Joseph R. Biden struck out on the campaign trail Saturday in Pennsylvania, pushing back against President Trump's charge that he wants to bring the hammer down on the oil and gas industry in the state by banning fracking. "Look let me be clear,...

 2020-10-24 16:19 

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Lincoln Project, anti-Trump super PAC, threatened with lawsuit over Times Square billboards...

White House advisers Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner threatened to sue for libel Friday over billboards placed in Times Square in New York City by the Lincoln Project super PAC. The Lincoln Project, which is led by several former Republicans opposed to ree...

 2020-10-24 16:18 

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Democrats Liias, Heck seek lieutenant governor's office...

SEATTLE (AP) - The office of the Washington lieutenant governor is obscure enough that when its current occupant decamped to California to train as a Jesuit priest, the public didn't notice. It's also prominent enough that the two men running to r...

 2020-10-24 16:16 

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Man gets 25-year sentence for fatally beating elderly mother...

EDGEWATER PARK, N.J. (AP) - A man who fatally beat his elderly mother as she slept in their apartment so he could sell her belongings to buy cocaine has been sentenced to 25 years in state prison. Brian Templeton, 54, of Edgewater Park, had pleaded guilty...

 2020-10-24 16:15 

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Opposition activist leaves embassy haven to flee Venezuela...

MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) - Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lpez has abandoned Spain's embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela, two people familiar with the situation said Saturday. The people spoke on the condition of anonymity so as not to ...

 2020-10-24 16:11 

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Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain's embassy in Caracas and is leaving...

MEDELLIN, Colomba (AP) - Prominent opposition activist Leopoldo Lopez has abandoned Spain's embassy in Caracas and is leaving Venezuela: sources....

 2020-10-24 16:11 

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Fake psychologist who treated dozens gets 11 years in prison...

STAFFORD, Va. (AP) - A judge in Virginia has sentenced a woman to 11 years in prison for pretending to be a psychologist and treating more than 100 patients, most of whom were children. The prison sentence that Stafford County Circuit Court Judge Charles ...

 2020-10-24 16:10 

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National Hispanic Cultural Center marks 20th anniversary...

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - In the heart of Barelas - on the corner of Fourth Street and Avenida Csar Chvez - sits the National Hispanic Cultural Center. The 20-plus-acre campus draws attention with its design inspired by Spanish, Aztec, Mayan, New Mexico co...

 2020-10-24 16:04 

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Iowa telemarketers ordered to pay $820,000 for fraud...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A judge has ordered a Quad Cities couple who operated two telemarketing firms to pay $820,000 for consumer fraud. Misty and Paul Barnes and their companies, telemarketing firms PM Specialties and Milestone Consulting, were sued in ...

 2020-10-24 16:03 

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Jill Biden: Pa. voters agree: 'We all want to see the Patriots lose'...

Jill Biden told her husband Joseph R. Biden's supporters in Pennsylvania Saturday that they may not agree on their favorite sports teams or their favorite gas stations, but they all have something in common: dislike for the New England Patriots of the...

 2020-10-24 15:55 

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Jerry Jeff Walker, Texas singer and songwriter, dies at 78...

Jerry Jeff Walker, a Texas country singer and songwriter who wrote the pop song "Mr. Bojangles," has died at age 78. Walker died Friday of cancer, family spokesman John T. Davis told The Associated Press. "He had battled throat cancer for many...

 2020-10-24 15:50 

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Clean water fund set up after South Carolina gas spill suit...

GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina county will benefit from $1.5 million secured by environmental groups in a lawsuit over one of the largest gas pipeline spills in state history. The Southern Environmental Law Center announced the settlement Friday...

 2020-10-24 15:50 

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4 sickened after consuming raw milk products from Maine farm...

SHAPLEIGH, Maine (AP) - Maine officials are investigating four cases of people becoming ill from consuming raw milk products. The Maine Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry and Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention said four case...

 2020-10-24 15:48 

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State allows drivers older than 79 to renew licenses online...

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Older drivers at high risk for complications from COVID-19 will no longer be required to take their annual eye exam at a state Motor Vehicle Division office. It's the latest regulatory tweak by New Mexico officials in response to...

 2020-10-24 15:46 

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Joe Biden: I 'guarantee' Trump will accept election results; no one's going to stick with him...

Joseph R. Biden predicted that President Trump will ultimately accept the results of November's election, saying he doesn't have the support of the military to engineer some sort of "coup" if he had thoughts about doing so. "I think th...

 2020-10-24 15:42 

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Kentucky governor leaves quarantine, says mask kept him safe...

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear left quarantine on Saturday, two weeks after being exposed to COVID-19 by a member of his security detail. "As of today I am officially out of quarantine after following the advice of the department for...

 2020-10-24 15:34 

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City to compensate family of officer shot before testimony...

BALTIMORE (AP) - The city of Baltimore has agreed to pay workers compensation benefits to the family of a police detective who was fatally shot in the head a day before he was scheduled to testify before a grand jury investigating police corruption. The B...

 2020-10-24 15:31 

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Newly released text messages show Joe Biden had involvement in son Hunter's business dealings...

Hunter Biden's former business partner is releasing a trove of text messages that show that former Vice President Joseph Biden was brought into discussions on his son's China business ventures. The texts from whistleblower Tony Bobulinski show Hun...

 2020-10-24 15:17 

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Pandemic a whammy for Tucson's normally busy events season...

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) - The El Tour De Tucson cycling event has ben postponed from November to April. The Fourth Avenue Winter Street Fair, an open-air retail extravaganza, was canceled. The Tucson Festival of Books will be held virtually next March. And the...

 2020-10-24 15:15 

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Louisiana sheriff adding portraits of 19th C Black sheriffs...

HOUMA, La. (AP) - A south Louisiana sheriff is adding photographs of five 19th century African American sheriffs - two of whom went on to be state senators - to the portraits displayed in his office's waiting room. "Terrebonne Parish's African...

 2020-10-24 15:13 

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Missouri unemployment staff cut before spring claim surge...

SAINT LOUIS (AP) - The Missouri agency that handles unemployment claims saw its staffing slashed by nearly 40% in recent years before this spring's surge in claims amid the coronavirus pandemic strained the system. Emails obtained by the St. Louis Pos...

 2020-10-24 15:06 

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Wisconsin police shoot homicide suspect in Goodman...

Madison, Wis. (AP) - Police in Goodman, Wisconsin on Friday shot and killed a man suspected of homicide after he pointed a firearm at officers, according to the Wisconsin Department of Justice. The Marinette County Sheriff's Office on Friday evening r...

 2020-10-24 15:04 

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Minority pushes Trump agenda largely unpopular among tribes...

WILLIAMS, Ariz. (AP) - Myron Lizer has no qualms about it: As one of the top officials on the country's largest Native American reservation, he's a proud Donald Trump supporter. The Navajo Nation vice president says Native American values - hard w...

 2020-10-24 15:04 

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Dr. Anthony Fauci says 'maybe we should be mandating' face masks as coronavirus cases spike...

Dr. Anthony Fauci weighed Friday whether a nationwide mandate requiring people wear face masks in public might be appropriate for combating the ongoing novel coronavirus pandemic. "Well, if people are not wearing masks, then maybe we should be mandati...

 2020-10-24 15:01 

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Maine's historic ranked vote could play big role in election...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The presence of ranked choice voting on the ballot in Maine is a new wrinkle in a state famous for its own Yankee brand of political independence, and could play a role in deciding the presidency. Voters in the state approved the ad...

 2020-10-24 15:00 

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13-year-old girl shot, wounded inside vehicle parked at mall...

SPRINGDALE, Ohio (AP) - A 13-year-old girl was found shot and wounded in a vehicle parked at a mall in southwestern Ohio, authorities said. The shooting in Springdale occurred Friday night, but it wasn't clear if it happened in the Tri-County mall lot...

 2020-10-24 14:57 

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Racist graffiti found at Cape Cod's Lowell Holly Reservation...

MASHPEE, Mass. (AP) - Swastikas and other racist graffiti were removed this week from signs and benches in a 135-acre reservation on Cape Cod. About two dozen racist messages were found in the Lowell Holly Reservation in Mashpee, The Cape Cod Times report...

 2020-10-24 14:56 

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Last West Virginia county approves cannabis dispensaries...

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - West Virginia's lone holdout in taking action on cannabis dispensary permits approved 20 of 21 proposals on Thursday, The Dominion Post reported. The Monongalia County Board of Health approved the permits during a special sess...

 2020-10-24 14:54 

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Police: 1 killed, 1 wounded in parking lot shooting...

NEWARK, Del. (AP) - One person was killed and another person was wounded in a shooting early Saturday in the parking lot of a Delaware shopping center, police said. The wounded victim was in stable condition at a local hospital, according to Officer First...

 2020-10-24 14:51 

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Kansas state school board on ballots amid COVID-19 scrutiny...

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Kansans are electing two state Board of Education members this fall as the panel has gained attention amid the coronavirus pandemic for its decision not to mandate a delay in the start of school. In the Kansas City area, Democrat Melan...

 2020-10-24 14:51 

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Officials: 4 killed, 2 injured in North Carolina house fire...

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - Four people were killed and at least two others injured in a fire that damaged the homes of Coast Guard members on North Carolina's Outer Banks, authorities said. The Virginian-Pilot reports that the four people who died in Friday ...

 2020-10-24 14:48 

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Permit could set less water testing at Ogeechee River plant...

SYLVANIA, Ga. (AP) - Environmentalists are protesting a proposal to loosen testing requirements for water discharged from a Georgia textile plant. The Savannah Morning News reports that Georgia's Environmental Protection Division has proposed less str...

 2020-10-24 14:48 

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Attackers storm school in Cameroon, kill at least 4 students...

DOUALA, Cameroon (AP) - Attackers shot dead at least four students and wounded a dozen others after storming into a private school in Cameroon on Saturday morning, an official said. It was not immediately clear why the attack at the Mother Francisca Memor...

 2020-10-24 14:44 

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Rising temps will disproportionately affect Kansas farmers...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Growing corn and soybeans will become increasingly challenging for Kansas farmers as the climate warms, according to a recent Kansas State University study. The study found that drought and heat are currently the biggest reason for cr...

 2020-10-24 14:35 

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Milwaukee police: two men shot in vehicle...

MILWAUKEE (AP) - Milwaukee police reported two men were shot while sitting inside a vehicle early Saturday. The men were rushed to a local hospital and treated for life-threatening injuries. The Milwaukee Police Department are investigating the shooting, ...

 2020-10-24 14:32 

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NH requires testing for participants for ice rinks to reopen...

Here is a look at pandemic-related developments around New England: ___ NEW HAMPSHIRE Hockey and other indoor ice arena activities can resume in New Hampshire starting Oct. 30 but participants and staff will have to be tested for COVID-19, Gov. Chris Sunu...

 2020-10-24 14:30 

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Cunningham keeps low in NC Senate race marked by his affair...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina Democratic Senate candidate Cal Cunningham is bypassing uncomfortable questions about his extramarital activities in the final days of his closely contested race with GOP Sen. Thom Tillis. Whether his strategy alters th...

 2020-10-24 14:26 

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Benton Harbor getting grant to replace lead water lines...

BENTON HARBOR, Mich. (AP) - A southwestern Michigan city is getting a $5.6 million federal grant to remove lead water lines. U.S. Rep. Fred Upton said Benton Harbor will use the money to replace as many residential lead service lines as possible and study...

 2020-10-24 14:25 

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Democrats aiming for seat in longtime Indiana GOP stronghold...

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - The suburbs clustered across the north side of Indianapolis have been a treasure trove of Republican votes for decades, reliably supporting the party's state and congressional candidates by wide margins. That has seemingly shifted ...

 2020-10-24 14:21 

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Trump votes -- for himself, naturally -- in person in Florida...

President Trump voted early in Florida on Saturday morning, the first time he's cast a ballot in person in the state since becoming a resident about a year ago. "I voted for a guy named Trump," the president told reporters with a smile. "E...

 2020-10-24 14:20 

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In-person voting begins across New York...

NEW YORK (AP) - In-person voting in the presidential election began across New York state on Saturday at polling locations including Manhattan's Madison Square Garden and Brooklyn's Barclays Center, where the NBA's Nets play. Statewide, there ...

 2020-10-24 14:19 

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West Virginia Democrats file complaint over PAC disclosures...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) - The West Virginia Democratic House Legislative Committee and the West Virginia Democratic Party have filed an elections complaint against a group that is spending money on attack ads but has not filed campaign finance disclosures....

 2020-10-24 14:16 

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Savannah asks public for input on 3 fairgrounds reuse plans...

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - Savannah city leaders want residents to weigh in on development plans for a former fairground. The City Council voted Thursday to seek public comment on three proposals submitted to the city for the 67-acre former site of the Coastal ...

 2020-10-24 14:15 

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Seattle LGBTQ Commission calls on mayor to resign...

SEATTLE (AP) - The Seattle LGBTQ Commission has called on Mayor Jenny Durkan to resign, joining the Seattle Human Rights Commission in taking that stance. The commission's vote earlier this month was 6-5, with one abstention, The Seattle Times reporte...

 2020-10-24 14:10 

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Roseburg VA police officer accused of placing hidden cameras...

ROSEBURG, Ore. (AP) - A Roseburg man who works as a police officer at a Veterans Affairs hospital has been accused of hiding cameras in the bedroom of a young teen. Detectives began investigating after the cameras were found in the 14-year-old's bedro...

 2020-10-24 14:10 

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Charges after avalanche could lead to slippery slope...

DENVER (AP) - The two snowboarders talk about snow conditions and route selection as they drop in, one at a time. Gusting wind is blowing snow across the ridge as they wind between reefy rocks. "Avalanche!" yells Tyler DeWitt as he cranks to a sto...

 2020-10-24 14:08 

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Company that maintains rest stops settles EEOC lawsuit...

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - A North Carolina-based company under contract to maintain state-owned rest areas will pay more than $39,000 to settle an age discrimination lawsuit, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission said. A news release from the commis...

 2020-10-24 14:08 

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Gas prices down slightly in New Jersey, across the nation...

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) - Gas prices have fallen slightly in New Jersey and across the nation, and analysts say they expect the decline to continue as demand for fuel remains low. AAA Mid-Atlantic says the average price of a gallon of regular gas in New Jersey...

 2020-10-24 14:03 

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Navy unit to detonate ordnance found on North Carolina beach...

BUXTON, N.C. (AP) - A U.S. Navy unit has confirmed that an object discovered on a North Carolina beach is live military ordnance, and it plans to detonate it. The National Park Service said in a news release that the U.S. Navy Explosive Ordnance Disposal ...

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