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Everybody on plane survives crash landing in Pacific lagoon

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A passenger on a plane that crashed into a Pacific lagoon on Friday said the flight attendants were panicking and he saw water pouring through a hole in the side of the plane before he was able to escape. Local boats helped rescue all 47 passengers and crew ...

Tsunami sweeps away homes on Indonesian island of Sulawesi

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JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — A powerful earthquake rocked the Indonesian island of Sulawesi on Friday, triggering a 3-meter (10-foot) -tall tsunami that an official said swept away houses in at least two cities. Disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in a TV interview that the ...

Senate panel doesn’t make 1:30 p.m. (ET) Kavanaugh vote

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee was supposed to be voting at 1:30 p.m. Friday on whether to recommend Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation, but something is afoot. Behind-the-scenes negotiations have delayed the committee vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination. It wasn’t clear what ...

Judge says he’ll cooperate with investigation

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A high school friend of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh says he will cooperate with any law enforcement agency that will “confidentially investigate” sexual misconduct allegations against him and Kavanaugh. Mark Judge sent a signed letter to the Senate Judiciary ...

Trump signs spending plan, avoiding shutdown

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WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump signed an $854 billion spending bill on Friday to keep the federal government open through Dec. 7, averting a government shutdown in the weeks leading up to the November midterm elections. Trump signed the legislation to fund the military and several ...

Panel to ask for reopened probe of Kavanaugh

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate Judiciary Committee says it will ask President Donald Trump to open a supplemental background investigation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a statement, the committee says it will ask that the FBI’s probe be limited to “current credible ...

Alabama show cancelled

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Norsk Høstfest announced Thursday evening that Alabama is cancelling their Minot show on Saturday. The band is unable to perform due to the lead vocalist Randy Owen’s severe case of bronchitis. A jet has been commissioned to fly The Righteous Brothers directly from Las Vegas to Norsk ...

Norwegian troupe to perform at ND Heritage Center & State Museum

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BISMARCK – A troupe of Norwegian performers including Joan Paddock, originally from Minot, will honor the Arctic Scandinavian northern lights through songs, fun facts, and stories of the Norse, Kven and Sami people during a performance of “Under the Northern Lights” Monday at 7 p.m. in ...

CancerCare Center sets breast cancer symposium

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The Trinity CancerCare Center will observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month with its 4th annual Breast Cancer Support Symposium Thursday, Oct. 11, at 6:30 p.m. in the CancerCare Center Lobby, according to a press release. Breast cancer patients, survivors, and others are welcome to participate ...

Supporting area community

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WILLISTON – The Williston City Commission has approved up to $30,000 from the Williston STAR Fund to help build an assisted living facility at Mountrail Bethel Home in Stanley. The Commission also approved up to $10,000 to the Williston Volunteer Fire Department and up to $20,000 for ...

Drinking Water State Revolving Fund awards loans to three cities

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BISMARCK – The Drinking Water State Revolving Fund Program has awarded a $285,000 loan to the City of Rugby. The loan will assist with a project to bore and install fusible pipe to transport raw water from the city’s wells to the water treatment plant. The new pipe will replace a ...

Fire chief gives operational report

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The Minot Fire Department saved 97.9 percent of the value of property and contents threatened by fire last year and did it at a cost that compares favorably with other city departments, Minot Fire Chief Kelli Kronschnabel told Minot city council members Tuesday. Kronschnabel was the first of ...

Council supports sales tax flexibility

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Minot city council members sought to add flexibility to the allocation of sales tax money for economic development in advancing an ordinance amendment Tuesday. Meeting in committee session Tuesday, council members voted for an ordinance change that would enable the city to spend a portion of ...

First freeze in forecast

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How low can we go? Well, the National Weather Service says temperatures “flirting with the mid-20’s” are expected to strike the Turtle Mountain region Friday evening through Saturday morning. “We expect widespread sub-freezing temps across all of western and central North Dakota,” ...

Ford recounts ‘laughter’ in alleged Kavanaugh sexual attack

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Christine Blasey Ford declared Thursday that Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her as he and a friend shared “uproarious laughter” in a locked room at a 1980s high school gathering, recounting her allegations to Congress and a riveted nation in a drama that threatens to ...

White House postpones meeting between Trump, Rosenstein

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WASHINGTON (AP) — A highly anticipated meeting between President Donald Trump and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was postponed until next week to avoid conflicting with a dramatic Senate hearing involving Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the White House said Thursday. The two ...

Dutch police arrest 7 men suspected of plotting major attack

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THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Seven men were arrested Thursday in the Netherlands on suspicion of plotting a large-scale extremist attack that Dutch prosecutors said they think was foiled following a months-long investigation. The national prosecutor’s office said in a statement that ...