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Florida officials fear hurricane death toll will rise

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue personnel are continuing to comb through the ruins of a small Florida Panhandle community destroyed by Hurricane Michael, which has left hundreds thousands without power and without easy access to supplies. So far, one body has been found in Mexico ...

Pope makes El Salvador’s Oscar Romero, Pope Paul VI saints

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis on Sunday praised two towering figures of the 20th-century Catholic Church as prophets who shunned wealth and looked out for the poor as he made saints of Pope Paul VI and martyred Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero. Francis canonized two men at a Mass in St. ...

Searchers find body in hurricane-stricken town

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams have found a body in the Florida Panhandle town nearly wiped out by Hurricane Michael, and authorities said there is little doubt the death toll will rise further. The tally of lives lost across the South stood at 14, including the victim ...

Trump to campaign for Republican in Kentucky US House race

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump made plans to spend another Saturday night on the road, this time campaigning for a three-term Republican congressman from Kentucky who is facing a strong challenge in one of the most closely watched U.S. House races. Rep. Andy Barr wants a fourth ...

Freed American pastor prays for Trump in Oval Office

(AP) - American pastor Andrew Brunson, recently freed after nearly two years of detention in Turkey, has asked God for “supernatural wisdom” for President Donald Trump. Trump and Brunson met Saturday at the White House shortly after Brunson returned to the U.S. Brunson told Trump that ...

Newspaper says Turkey has audio of journalist’s alleged killing

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish officials have an audio recording of the alleged killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi from the Apple Watch he wore when he walked into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul over a week ago, a pro-government Turkish newspaper reported Saturday. The new claim published by ...

Turkish court convicts American pastor, allows him to leave country

ALIAGA, Turkey (AP) — A Turkish court on Friday convicted an American pastor of terror charges but released him from house arrest and allowed him to leave Turkey, a move that’s likely to ease the tensions between Turkey and the United States. The court near the western city of Izmir ...

Grim search through ruined landscape under way after Hurricane Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Search and rescue teams looked for bodies through a ruined landscape of smashed homes and piles of sand Friday, while more deaths were reported in Virginia, 600 miles from where Hurricane Michael made landfall. Michael, so powerful that it remained a hurricane for ...

Pope accepts Washington cardinal’s resignation amid scandal

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis accepted the resignation Friday of Washington Cardinal Donald Wuerl after he became entangled in two major sexual abuse and cover-up scandals and lost the support of many in his flock. But in a letter released by Wuerl’s office, Francis asked him to stay on ...

Hurricane smashes rows of houses

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Search-and-rescue teams fanned out across the Florida Panhandle to reach trapped people in Michael’s wake Thursday as daylight yielded scenes of rows upon rows of houses smashed to pieces by the third-most powerful hurricane on record to hit the continental U.S. At ...

Social Security checks to increase in 2019

WASHINGTON (AP) — Tens of millions of Social Security recipients and other retirees will get a 2.8 percent increase in benefits next year as inflation edges higher. For the average retired worker, it amounts to $39 a month. After a period of low inflation, the increase for 2019 is the ...

US, Russian astronauts safe after emergency landing

BAIKONUR, Kazakhstan (AP) — A booster rocket failed less than two minutes after launching an American and a Russian toward the International Space Station on Thursday, forcing their emergency — but safe — landing on the steppes of Kazakhstan. It was the latest in a recent series of ...

Hurricane Michael closes in on Florida Panhandle

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — Supercharged overnight, Hurricane Michael closed in Wednesday on the Florida Panhandle with potentially catastrophic winds of 145 mph, the most powerful storm on record ever to menace the stretch of fishing towns, military bases and spring-break beaches. With more ...

Jury’s $289M award in Roundup cancer suit heads to court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A jury’s $289 million verdict in favor of a school groundskeeper who says Roundup weed killer caused his cancer will face its first court test Wednesday. Agribusiness giant Monsanto will argue at a hearing that Judge Suzanne Bolanos should throw out the verdict in ...

Trump trashes Democrats’ Medicare for All plan in op-ed

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump is stepping up his attack on Democrats over a health care proposal called Medicare for All, claiming it “would end Medicare as we know it and take away benefits that seniors have paid for their entire lives.” Trump, omitting any mention of ...

Kommika Gregory found guilty of manslaughter

A jury has found Kommika Gregory guilty of Class B felony manslaughter. Gregory is charged with shooting Ronald Thompson three times and killed him on Nov. 16, 2017.

No Travel Advised for portions of eastern ND

Update as of 6:36 p.m. 10/10/18 NE Department of Emergency Services: STEELE CO HAS ISSUED A NO TRAVEL ADVISED FOR THEIR COUNTY DUE TO HEAVY SNOW ON ALL ROADWAYS. PLOWS ARE BRING PULLED TILL 10/11 @ 0600 The North Dakota Department of Transportation (NDDOT) along with the North Dakota ...

UN Ambassador Haley resigning, latest Trump departure

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley is leaving the administration at the end of the year, she and President Donald Trump announced Tuesday. She gave no reason for her departure after two years, though there is speculation she will return to government or politics at some ...

Fast-strengthening hurricane closes in on Florida Panhandle

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — An estimated 120,000 people along the Florida Panhandle were ordered to clear out on Tuesday as Hurricane Michael rapidly picked up steam in the Gulf of Mexico and closed in with winds of 110 mph and a potential storm surge of 12 feet. Beach dwellers rushed to board ...