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 2020-10-26 17:17 

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Rights group: Hamas frees Gazan man who met Israelis on Zoom...

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) - Gaza's Hamas authorities on Monday released three Palestinian peace campaigners who were jailed last April for holding an online video conference with Israeli participants, a rights group and the main defendant's famil...

 2020-10-26 17:17 

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Man suspected of Georgia killing arrested in Florida...

STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) - Florida police have arrested a man suspected of killing a southeast Georgia woman after breaking into her house. Deputies arrested 44-year-old Lee Allen Mayhew on Friday in Lake City, hours after authorities say he shot and killed B...

 2020-10-26 17:15 

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Coronavirus deaths are rising again in the US, as feared...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Deaths per day from the coronavirus in the U.S. are on the rise again, just as health experts had feared, and cases are climbing in nearly every state, despite assurances from President Donald Trump over the weekend that "we're...

 2020-10-26 17:14 

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Trump, Harris plan western stops in campaign's final week...

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona and Nevada will be buzzing with activity in the last week before the election as both presidential candidates try to swing the crucial battlegrounds in their direction. President Donald Trump and Democratic vice presidential nominee...

 2020-10-26 17:06 

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Arson investigators looking into Kentucky city hall fire...

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) - Arson investigators are trying to determine whether a blaze that damaged a Kentucky city hall building was intentionally set. The Burkesville government building suffered fire damage early Sunday to a section where police offices a...

 2020-10-26 17:05 

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North Dakota's COVID-19 hospitalizations up 9 in last day...

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) - Statistics released Monday by the North Dakota Department of Health show that hospitalizations from complications due to COVID-19 have gone up by nine in the last day. The total number of people requiring treatment in medical facilit...

 2020-10-26 17:04 

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Hagerty, longtime GOP hand, looks to Trump in Senate bid...

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Bill Hagerty was vacationing with his family last year in northern Japan, where he was U.S. ambassador to the country, when a friend called and said: "Look at your Twitter account." On his favorite forum, President Donald T...

 2020-10-26 17:03 

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Facebook accused of censoring 'Black voices' for nixing anti-Biden ad on Black fathers...

A conservative political action committee on Monday accused Facebook of using its clout to "silence Black voices" after the platform removed an anti-Biden ad on Black families in the wake of a fact-check saying there was "no proof" to back...

 2020-10-26 17:02 

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Many in Nebraska, Iowa see significant snowfall over weekend...

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - Many residents in Nebraska and Iowa were breaking out shovels and snow blowers Monday following a significant snowfall - including some record snow - over the weekend. Norfolk in northeastern Nebraska set a record for snowfall Sunday wi...

 2020-10-26 17:02 

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Muriel Bowser, D.C. mayor, hits White House event for Judge Barrett...

D.C. Mayor Muriel Boswer on Monday criticized White House plans to conduct an outdoor swearing-in ceremony Judge Amy Coney Barrett, who is expected to be confirmed to the Supreme Court. During a coronavirus update, Miss Bowser redirected a reporter's ...

 2020-10-26 16:52 

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Sanford Health, Intermountain agree to merge organizations...

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) - Sanford Health and Intermountain Healthcare said Monday they plan to merge companies. If the deal is approved, it would unite Salt Lake City-based Intermountain with operations in Utah, Nevada and Idaho, with Sioux Falls-based San...

 2020-10-26 16:43 

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Man charged in burning of ballot drop box in Boston...

BOSTON (AP) - A man was charged with lighting a fire in a Boston ballot drop box and damaging dozens of ballots, police said Monday. Worldy Armand, a 39-year-old Boston resident, was taken into custody late Sunday after drug control unit officers on patro...

 2020-10-26 16:42 

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Man accused of sexual misconduct at corrections program...

ATHENS, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama man was accused of sex crimes involving three victims while he was working with a county corrections program, officials said Monday. James Michael Hardaway, 61, of Elkmont was arrested on sexual misconduct and ethics charges...

 2020-10-26 16:37 

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Obama says Trump worse than 'Florida Man'...

Former President Barack Obama said President Trump is worse than "Florida Man" during a campaign rally for Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden over the weekend. During a drive-in rally at the Florida International University campus in ...

 2020-10-26 16:36 

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Georgia officer shoots man thought to have fled traffic stop...

SYLVESTER, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation continues to look into why a south Georgia police officer shot and killed a man believed to have fled a traffic stop hours before. An unnamed Sylvester police officer shot and killed 19-year-old Ja...

 2020-10-26 16:34 

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Crews assess damages for Colorado's second-largest wildfire...

DENVER (AP) - Wildfire damage assessment was expected to begin Monday for the towns and cities affected by Colorado's second-largest recorded wildfire which caused evacuations and closed Rocky Mountain National Park. Weekend snow and cold weather has ...

 2020-10-26 16:34 

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Moon may hold frozen water in more places than suspected...

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) - The moon's shadowed, frigid nooks and crannies may hold frozen water in more places and in larger quantities than previously suspected, good news for astronauts at future lunar bases who could tap into these resources for d...

 2020-10-26 16:33 

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Wood-screw spill on I-90 causes multiple flat tires...

SNOQUALMIE, Wash. (AP) - Multiple motorists ended up with flat tires Sunday after a truck lost a load of wood screws on Interstate 90 near Snoqualmie Pass, officials said. Trooper John Bryant of the Washington State Patrol says hundreds of screws spilled ...

 2020-10-26 16:33 

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COVID-19 infections causing health care worker shortages...

COVID-19 cases are surging in rural places across the Mountain States and Midwest, and when it hits health care workers, ready reinforcements aren't easy to find. In Montana, pandemic-induced staffing shortages have shuttered a clinic in the state'...

 2020-10-26 16:32 

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Missouri wide receiver arrested, dismissed from team...

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Missouri wide receiver Maurice Massey has been dismissed from the team after being arrested, school officials said Monday. Massey, 20, was arrested Sunday on suspicion of third-degree domestic assault, fourth-degree assault and first-...

 2020-10-26 16:28 

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Kamala Harris vows independent DOJ after saying there would be 'no choice' but to prosecute Trump...

Democratic vice presidential nominee Sen. Kamala D. Harris said Monday that Joseph R. Biden's Justice Department would operate independently, after saying last year that her DOJ would have "no choice" but to pursue charges against President Tr...

 2020-10-26 16:27 

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$12.3M in NH to help protect families from lead-based paint...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - New Hampshire has received more than $12.3 million to help protect children and families from lead-based paint. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants are going to the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, the ...

 2020-10-26 16:27 

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Study: Lobster population healthy off Maine, poor in south...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - The American lobster population is in decent shape off of Maine and Canada, but continues to decline in southern New England, according to an assessment by an interstate regulatory group. The stock assessment released by the Atlanti...

 2020-10-26 16:26 

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GOP US Senate candidate Jason Lewis rushed into surgery...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota Republican U.S. Senate candidate Jason Lewis has been rushed into emergency surgery for a severe internal hernia. The Lewis campaign said in a statement Monday that the condition is life-threatening if not treated quickly. Cam...

 2020-10-26 16:24 

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Iowa hospitalizations at new high as virus spreads broadly...

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Record numbers of people are being treated in Iowa hospitals for the coronavirus as the illness spreads across the state, according to statistics release Monday. The number of people hospitalized with the virus increased to 561 Mon...

 2020-10-26 16:21 

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Jason Lewis, Minnesota GOP Senate candidate, has emergency surgery in final week before the election...

Minnesota's GOP Senate candidate Jason Lewis was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery on Monday, according to his campaign. Mr. Lewis, a former congressman, is running against incumbent Sen. Tina Smith, Minnesota Democrat, in next week's e...

 2020-10-26 16:21 

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Campaign: Republican US Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota in emergency surgery for severe in...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Campaign: Republican US Senate candidate Jason Lewis of Minnesota in emergency surgery for severe internal hernia....

 2020-10-26 16:21 

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More than 200,000 Alabama absentee votes already cast...

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A record 200,000 Alabamians have already voted in the November election amid an early voting push and pandemic rules that made it easier to vote by absentee ballot. Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill said Monday that 271,318 a...

 2020-10-26 16:12 

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7th Arkansas legislator tests positive for coronavirus...

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - An Arkansas state senator has tested positive for the coronavirus, a legislative leader said Monday, the 7th virus case among lawmakers in the past week. Sen. Cecile Bledsoe tested positive Sunday for the virus, Senate President J...

 2020-10-26 16:09 

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DOJ grant to go toward 'Innocence Project' at LSU law center...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - The U.S. Department of Justice has granted Louisiana State University's law center nearly $500,000 to establish a project that will allow students to identify and review cases that may have resulted in wrongful convictions. The...

 2020-10-26 16:08 

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Police: Man shot in Pawtucket car wash parking lot dies...

PAWTUCKET, R.I. (AP) - A man shot in the parking lot of a Pawtucket car wash has died, police said Monday. Pawtucket police responding to the Water Works Car Wash at about 4:45 p.m. Sunday found the victim with a gunshot wound to the head, Det. Sgt. Chris...

 2020-10-26 15:41 

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Churches raise enough to erase about $26M in medical debt...

BOSTON (AP) - More than 100 United Church of Christ congregations across southern New England have helped raise enough money to erase a total of $26.2 million in medical debt for thousands of families across the Northeast and more than 12,000 first respon...

 2020-10-26 15:40 

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Maine virus count tops 50 on consecutive days after lull...

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) - Maine has posted more than 50 new coronavirus cases on back-to-back days for the first time since May. The state's total number of reported cases of coronavirus has increased by 58, the Maine Center for Disease Control and Preve...

 2020-10-26 15:39 

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Couple pleads not guilty killing, abusing adopted children...

KINGSTON, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee couple pleaded not guilty Monday to dozens of charges including murder and abuse involving children they had adopted. Michael Gray Sr., 63, and Shirley Gray, 60, were arraigned on the 42-count indictment handed down last...

 2020-10-26 15:34 

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Jefferson County man killed in crash that injured 2 others...

DILLER, Neb. (AP) - A Jefferson County man has died from injuries he received in a crash north of Diller in southeastern Nebraska, the county sheriff's department said. Officials said Howard Behrends, 78, was a passenger in a car that collided with an...

 2020-10-26 15:34 

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Philippines: Typhoon displaces 120,000 people, 8 missing...

MANILA, Philippines (AP) - A strong typhoon blew out of the Philippines on Monday after displacing more than 120,000 people, leaving several fishermen missing and causing at least six vessels to sink or run aground in storm-tossed waters, officials said. ...

 2020-10-26 15:32 

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Body found in nature preserve identified as Ingleside man...

WOODSTOCK, Ill. (AP) - A body found last year in a northern Illinois nature preserve has been identified as that of a 50-year-old man who was never reported missing, authorities said. Dental records reviewed by the McHenry County Coroner's Office conf...

 2020-10-26 15:27 

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It's a boy -- a big boy. White rhino born at Disney World...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - It's a boy - a big boy. A 150-pound (68-kilogram) white rhinoceros was born at Disney's Animal Kingdom theme park at Walt Disney World in Florida over the weekend. The as-yet-named rhino was born to Kendi, who was the first wh...

 2020-10-26 15:26 

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Amy Coney Barrett to face election challenges after Supreme Court confirmation...

A newly sworn-in Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett would plunge this week into election-related legal battles from swing states. These are precisely the types of cases her critics say she hurriedly is being sent to hear as a Trump-ally on the bench ...

 2020-10-26 15:20 

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Drugs reported in Halloween candy after Simi Valley event...

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (AP) - Southern California residents were reminded to inspect their children's Halloween-season candy after a bag of prescription painkillers and an anti-anxiety drug were discovered in a child's stash after an event in Simi Va...

 2020-10-26 15:18 

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China retaliates against news media in latest feud with US...

BEIJING (AP) - China has ordered six U.S.-based news media to file detailed information about their operations in China the latest volley in a monthslong battle with the Trump administration. A foreign ministry statement issued late Monday demanded that t...

 2020-10-26 15:18 

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Las Vegas police say cyclist, man in car who pushed her dead...

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Las Vegas police say two people are dead after a man hung out of a car window to strike a bicyclist and then fell himself. Lt. Raymond Spencer said the deadly incident that occurred Sunday morning on Hollywood Boulevard near Sahara Avenue...

 2020-10-26 15:15 

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Rwandan genocide suspect sent to UN court in The Hague...

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) - An 87-year-old Rwandan arrested in France was transferred to the custody of a United Nations court in the Netherlands on Monday, nearly 23 years after he was first indicted for his alleged involvement in the 1994 genocide in ...

 2020-10-26 15:14 

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New Hampshire opens bridge linking state to Vermont...

LANCASTER, N.H. (AP) - A new bridge is open across the Connecticut River, linking Lancaster with Guildhall, Vermont, the New Hampshire Department of Transportation says. The new U.S. Route 2 Rogers' Rangers bridge is named for the military unit that f...

 2020-10-26 15:10 

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Trump says Biden has 'waved white flag on life'...

ALLENTOWN, Pa. — President Trump said on Monday that Joseph R. Biden has "waved the white flag on life," responding to the Democrat's accusations that the president has given up fighting the coronavirus. "He's waved a white flag ...

 2020-10-26 15:07 

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Cities involved in wastewater testing for coronavirus...

BISMARCK, N. D. (AP) - A handful of North Dakota cities are involved in the emerging science of testing wastewater for the coronavirus. North Dakota's Department of Environmental Quality is heading the testing that's underway in Bismarck, Fargo, W...

 2020-10-26 15:02 

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Grand Rapids selected for lead pipe replacement grant...

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) - A western Michigan city has been selected to receive a $5.1 million federal water infrastructure improvement grant to help pay for lead service line replacement. The funding also will support public engagement in Grand Rapids on...

 2020-10-26 15:00 

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Barack Obama heads to Orlando for Joe Biden...

Former President Barack Obama is headed back to Florida on behalf of Democratic nominee Joseph R. Biden a week out from the 2020 presidential election. Mr. Obama is set to headline a drive-in rally in Orlando. President Trump won Florida in 2016. Polls sh...

 2020-10-26 15:00 

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Sheriff: 9-year-old Nebraska boy fatally shot while hunting...

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - A 9-year-old boy was shot and killed while hunting with his father over the weekend in southeastern Nebraska, officials there said. The incident happened early Sunday morning at Branched Oak Lake northwest of Lincoln, where the boy wa...

 2020-10-26 14:50 

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Seminole County deputy hits, kills woman standing in road...

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) - A sheriff's deputy in a marked patrol car struck and killed a woman who was crossing a road in central Florida on Sunday night, officials said. The crash happened just before 8 p.m., the Florida Highway Patrol said in a news relea...

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