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 2020-10-23 18:40 

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Whistleblower suit against prison health system continues...

ATLANTA (AP) - A Georgia doctor may continue his whistleblower lawsuit against the state's prison health care system, its director and the warden at the hospital prison where he worked, a federal judge has ruled. The state officials and agencies had a...

 2020-10-23 18:40 

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Oklahoma State University president announces plans retire...

STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) - Oklahoma State University President Burns Hargis on Friday announced his plans to retire at the end of the current academic year. "The opportunity to be president of my alma mater has exceeded most everything else," Hargis...

 2020-10-23 18:40 

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Louisiana House stalls bill to rework sports organization...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - An effort to insert Louisiana lawmakers directly into the state athletic association's decisions on high school sports failed to win final passage before the House and Senate wrapped up their special session Friday. Sen. Stewar...

 2020-10-23 18:33 

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Arctic cold front headed for northern Nevada, freeze alerts...

RENO, Nev. (AP) - An arctic cold front is headed for northern Nevada this weekend, with single-digit lows expected by Sunday morning in the northeast part of the state and below-freezing temperatures elsewhere. The National Weather Service said Friday muc...

 2020-10-23 18:31 

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Trump campaign predicts Biden's anti-oil pledge will 'put nail in coffin for Pennsylvania'...

The Trump campaign predicted Friday that former Vice President Joseph R. Biden's "massive stumble" on transitioning U.S. energy production from the oil industry would dash the Democrat's hopes in shale-rich Pennsylvania. "This probably...

 2020-10-23 18:28 

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Pa. Supreme Court says mail-in ballots will count even if signatures don't match...

Pennsylvania's Supreme Court ruled Friday that election officials must accept mail-in ballots even if the signatures on them don't match those on file for a voter. The justices said nothing in the state's laws required signatures to be verifie...

 2020-10-23 18:27 

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Unemployment fraud concerns prompt action in California...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - At least 350,000 debit cards filled with money for unemployment benefits in California have been frozen because of suspected fraud, state officials said, revealing how prevalent the problem has become now that the state has paid ...

 2020-10-23 18:27 

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Man wins $2M after mistakenly buying extra lottery ticket...

DEARBORN HEIGHTS, Mich. (AP) - In what most people would consider a lucrative mistake, a Detroit-area man who accidentally bought an extra lottery ticket has won two $1 million jackpots. Samir Mazahem, 56, of Dearborn Heights said he was saving numbers on...

 2020-10-23 18:26 

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Ex-boyfriend accused of killing pregnant Chicago woman, baby...

CHICAGO (AP) - A man charged in the slaying of his pregnant ex-girlfriend and the baby who died four days later allegedly shot her to prevent her from giving birth, Chicago police said Friday. "He did not want her to carry this pregnancy through,"...

 2020-10-23 18:26 

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Roof closed for World Series Game 3 between Dodgers, Rays...

ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) - The roof at Globe Field will be closed for Game 3 of the World Series on Friday night between the Los Angeles Dodgers and Tampa Bay Rays. The commissioner's office said in a statement it made the decision "given Friday'...

 2020-10-23 18:15 

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France surpasses 1 million confirmed virus cases amid spike...

PARIS (AP) - French health authorities say France has recorded over 1 million confirmed coronavirus cases since the start of the pandemic, becoming the second country in Western Europe after Spain to reach that number of known infections. The national hea...

 2020-10-23 18:15 

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Google removes three apps created for children over improper data collection: Report...

Google has removed three apps aimed at children from its Google Play store because of the apps' improper data collection that violated company policies, according to a report. The three apps — Cats & Cosplay, Number Coloring and Princess Salon &...

 2020-10-23 18:15 

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Kimmswick mayor calls region to shop, dine to save his town...

KIMMSWICK, Mo. (AP) - A lemonade jar, about a quarter-full of cash, sits on an entryway table at the Blue Owl Restaurant and Bakery. "Any donations are appreciated," reads a hand-written sign taped to the glass. The restaurant is famous for its to...

 2020-10-23 18:14 

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Sheriff's office in Phoenix struggling with Arpaio legacy...

PHOENIX (AP) - Even though Joe Arpaio was ousted as metro Phoenix's sheriff four years ago, the agency he used to run still struggles in the wake of his controversial 24-year tenure, including overhauling traffic patrols that treat Black and Hispanic ...

 2020-10-23 18:12 

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Nashua educator is New Hampshire Teacher of the Year...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - A Nashua elementary school teacher who supported her students' families and ensured they had access to the Internet during the coronavirus pandemic is New Hampshire's Teacher of the Year. Danielle Boutin has taught children fo...

 2020-10-23 18:11 

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French health authorities say France has reached over 1 million confirmed virus cases amid pandemic'...

PARIS (AP) - French health authorities say France has reached over 1 million confirmed virus cases amid pandemic's second wave....

 2020-10-23 18:09 

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Minnesota reports 13 more deaths, more than 1,700 cases...

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Minnesota health officials reported 1,721 new cases of the coronavirus and 13 deaths on Friday as the state is swept along in a surge of cases across the Upper Midwest and Plains. Friday's tally brought the state's totals since ...

 2020-10-23 18:02 

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Coronavirus pandemic worsens the Kansas teacher shortage...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Kansas' teacher shortage finally shows signs of shrinking. But districts still can't find enough educators to keep schools running under coronavirus safety demands. "We were through the worst of it before all this happened...

 2020-10-23 18:02 

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Court: County must pay city $104K for water line damage...

PERU, Ind. (AP) - The state appeals court has ordered northern Indiana's Miami County to pay the city of Peru $104,000 for a water line county workers damaged while clearing a logjam from the Wabash River. The city and its insurer sued the county afte...

 2020-10-23 17:59 

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Elko County jury deliberating in home invasion murder trial...

ELKO, Nev. (AP) - An Elko County jury has begun deliberations at a murder trial stemming from what prosecutors say was a home invasion that left one man dead and already has sent another to prison for life. Nearly 40 witnesses testified during Alan Honeye...

 2020-10-23 17:59 

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Early in-person voting begins next week in D.C., Md....

Residents of Maryland and the District can cast their ballots in-person at early voting sites beginning next week. The early voting period starts Tuesday in Maryland and the following day in the District. Both run through Election Day, Nov. 3, and offer s...

 2020-10-23 17:57 

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Washington state discovers first 'murder hornet' nest in US...

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Scientists have discovered the first nest of so-called murder hornets in the United States and plan to wipe it out Saturday to protect native honeybees, officials in Washington state said. After weeks of searching, the agency said it...

 2020-10-23 17:54 

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Oklahoma virus hospitalizations top 950, cases up by 1,373...

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - The number of people hospitalized due to the coronavirus in Oklahoma topped 950 on Friday and there were 1,373 newly reported cases in the state, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. The department reported a one-day ...

 2020-10-23 17:29 

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Kansas City residents: Lack of trust in police drives crime...

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) - Barbara J.K. Johnson was still in her Easter clothes when she ran out to her yard where a 14-year-old neighborhood boy lay on the ground, bleeding from a gunshot wound. He was dead by the time police arrived. Such things happen too...

 2020-10-23 17:22 

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Paris Las Vegas power restored after outage, evacuations...

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The power has been restored at a Las Vegas Strip hotel after an outage forced hundreds of guests to evacuate, an entertainment company said. "This evening, Paris Las Vegas experienced a power outage that has since been restored," ...

 2020-10-23 17:22 

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California prosecutors again seek death for Scott Peterson...

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) - Northern California prosecutors said Friday they will again seek the death penalty for Scott Peterson in the slaying of his pregnant wife and unborn son nearly 19 years ago, even as a county judge considers throwing out his under...

 2020-10-23 17:16 

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Arizona reports 975 additional COVID cases as rise continues...

PHOENIX (AP) - Arizona health officials on Friday reported an additional 975 known COVID-19 cases and six more deaths, the fourth day this week in which the state's daily case report topped 900. The additional cases and deaths reported by the Departme...

 2020-10-23 17:10 

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Berklee appoints first woman to lead music college...

The Berklee College of Music has chosen Erica Muhl to serve as the school's next president, making her the first woman to lead the institution in its 75-year history, officials at the Boston school announced this week. Muhl, a composer and conductor, ...

 2020-10-23 17:08 

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Israel drops objection to US sale of 'certain' arms to UAE...

JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel said Friday it will not oppose the U.S. sale of "certain weapon systems" to the United Arab Emirates following an agreement with Washington to upgrade its own capabilities in order to preserve its military edge in the Middl...

 2020-10-23 17:07 

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Police: Man fatally shot in Boise home; woman arrested...

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman was arrested after police believe she fatally shot a man inside a Boise home, authorities said. The Boise Police Department said Josina Regan, 45, was booked into the Ada County jail on one felony count of second-degree ...

 2020-10-23 17:06 

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More than 30 college teams to play early games at casino...

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (AP) - A resort casino on tribal land in Connecticut is finalizing plans to host more than 30 college basketball teams as it becomes a modified bubble for several early-season tournaments, including two being moved from New York. The Moh...

 2020-10-23 17:04 

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Report: Seattle officers used excessive force at protests...

SEATTLE (AP) - A Seattle police officer who slammed a protester's head to the ground, another who punched a demonstrator in the head a half dozen times and a third officer who put his knee on the necks of two looting suspects violated policies against...

 2020-10-23 16:59 

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US suicide rate fell last year after decade of steady rise...

NEW YORK (AP) - The U.S. suicide rate fell slightly last year, the first annual decline in more than a decade, according to new government data. It's a small decrease and the data is preliminary, but the decline is "really exciting," said Dr. ...

 2020-10-23 16:53 

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Woman sought in 2 Los Angeles kidnapping attempts...

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Los Angeles police have released surveillance video in an attempt to identify a woman who allegedly tried to kidnap two children in back-to-back incidents last weekend. The first victim was carrying her 1-year-old brother to her car out...

 2020-10-23 16:53 

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Police: Body of Wichita homicide victim found in motel room...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - Authorities are investigating the killing of a 33-year-old woman whose body was found inside a Wichita motel room. The Wichita Eagle reports that an employee of the Budget Motel found Stephanie Duran of Wichita dead shortly after 10 a...

 2020-10-23 16:49 

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First medical marijuana dispensary in KC sells out in 2 days...

It didn't take long for the Kansas City area's first medical marijuana dispensary to sell out. The Kansas City Star reports that Fresh Green dispensary in Lee's Summit opened Monday and was sold out by the end of the day Tuesday. With only a s...

 2020-10-23 16:46 

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Louisiana ex-priest accused of molestation jailed in Georgia...

COVINGTON, La. (AP) - A former priest from a New Orleans suburb faces charges of molesting a juvenile and has been arrested as a fugitive in west-central Georgia, authorities in Louisiana said Friday. Patrick Wattigny was arrested Thursday night at a home...

 2020-10-23 16:45 

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Pakistan to stay on terror financing watchdog's 'grey' list...

ISLAMABAD (AP) - An international watchdog said Friday it will keep Pakistan on a list of countries who do not take full measures to combat money-laundering and terror financing. The announcement means, however, that the south Asian country avoided being ...

 2020-10-23 16:42 

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Fourth person arrested in July drug killing in Wichita...

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) - A fourth person has been arrested in a July drug killing in Wichita, police say. Jail records show the man is being held on suspicion of first-degree felony murder, aggravated kidnapping, aggravated battery and criminal possession of ...

 2020-10-23 16:42 

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DA could bring case in 2017 shooting by Mississippi police...

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A Mississippi prosecutor said he might seek charges against two police officers in a 2017 shooting that wounded a man they were chasing. Hinds County District Attorney Jody Owens said Thursday that he is reviewing the case after the ...

 2020-10-23 16:41 

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Emails: Parson was warned about virus outbreak before visit...

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Missouri Gov. Mike Parson's coronavirus diagnoses came about a week after he visited a state office building despite being warned about an outbreak among workers, emails show. The emails obtained by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch show th...

 2020-10-23 16:39 

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Sign ninjas busy at night as Election Day fast approaches...

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - With Election Day fast approaching, the sign ninjas have only a few nights left to take action. They work best after the sun sets, gathering to trade and assemble campaign signs and then venturing out in the dark to install them along...

 2020-10-23 16:38 

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Fiasco over pope's cut civil union quote intensifies impact...

ROME (AP) - The world premiere of a documentary on Pope Francis was supposed to have been a bright spot for a papacy locked down by pandemic and besieged by a corruption scandal, recalling Francis' glory days travelling the world to bless the oppresse...

 2020-10-23 16:27 

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UNH to extend winter break, cut spring break during pandemic...

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) - The University of New Hampshire is extending its winter break for a week but eliminating spring break in an effort to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. Like many schools, UNH is sending students home for Thanksgiving and then con...

 2020-10-23 16:25 

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What you need to know about Ohio's drop box restrictions...

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - How many drop boxes can each Ohio county set up for collecting absentee ballots cast in the November presidential election, and where can they be located? It's a seemingly simple question with a complicated answer. A flurry of so...

 2020-10-23 16:24 

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FBI moves fast to interview Hunter Biden associate Tony Bobulinski...

The FBI on Friday is interviewing former Hunter Biden business partner Tony Bobulinski, who came forward on Wednesday to assert that he met with Joseph R. Biden about his son's profitable foreign business ventures. The former vice president has assure...

 2020-10-23 16:24 

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Homeowner shoots 14-year-old who displayed gun, police say...

ST. LOUIS (AP) - St. Louis police say a man shot a 14-year-old boy in the legs after the youth pointed a gun at him. The shooting happened shortly after 11 p.m. Thursday. Police say the 14-year-old and two others approached the 26-year-old man on the fron...

 2020-10-23 16:23 

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Parties' late spending on Senate races shows GOP's jeopardy...

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republicans and Democrats are unleashing millions in eleventh-hour spending to contest Senate seats in states that read like a list of reliable GOP strongholds: Alaska. Arizona. Georgia. Iowa. Kansas. Montana. South Carolina. Texas. The ...

 2020-10-23 16:23 

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Louisiana GOP lawmakers try to yank governor's virus rules...

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Louisiana House Republicans planned to file a petition Friday to revoke Gov. John Bel Edwards' coronavirus restrictions for a week, as lawmakers wound down a special session in which they sought more power over the Democratic g...

 2020-10-23 16:19 

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Larry Kudlow on coronavirus stimulus talks: 'The ball's not moving much right now'...

White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow warned that coronavirus stimulus talks are starting to stall Friday, with no apparent sign a deal will be reached this week. During an interview on Bloomberg TV, Mr. Kudlow said "the ball's not movin...

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