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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 ...

Court mood is jovial as Kavanaugh takes his place on bench

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brett Kavanaugh took the bench with his new Supreme Court colleagues for the first time Tuesday in a jovial atmosphere that was strikingly at odds with the tension and rancor surrounding his high court confirmation. The new justice dived into his new job, asking a handful ...

Trump says he has no plans to fire Rosenstein

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he has no plans to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, delivering a reprieve for the Justice Department official whose future has been the source of intense speculation for two weeks. Trump told reporters at the White House that ...

Americans win economics Nobel for work on climate and growth

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday, one for studying the economics of climate change and the other for showing how to help foster the innovation needed to solve such a problem. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New York University ...

Turkey summons Saudi ambassador over missing journalist

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey has summoned the Saudi ambassador to request the kingdom’s “full cooperation” in an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, who Turkish officials say was killed while visiting the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul. The 59-year-old ...

Pompeo cites progress made with Kim Jong Un on N. Korea trip

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un made unspecified progress Sunday toward an agreement for the North to give up its nuclear weapons. But there was no immediate indication whether Pompeo had managed to arrange a ...

Indonesian officials fear 5,000 missing as Christians pray

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Christians dressed in their tidiest clothes flocked to Sunday sermons in the earthquake and tsunami damaged Indonesian city of Palu, seeking answers as the death toll from the twin disasters breached 1,700 and officials said they feared more than 5,000 others could be ...