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FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office shows Mikel Brady. Closing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in a deadly attempted breakout that left four North Carolina prison workers dead. The Virginian-Pilot reports jurors on Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, heard grisly details about the disturbance in a video interview. In it, Brady described striking prison guard Wendy Shannon until she stopped moving during the Oct. 2017 escape attempt at Pasquotank Correctional Institution. (Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office via AP, File)
Closing arguments up next in deadly prison breakout trialClosing arguments are expected next week in the trial of an inmate accused of murder in an attempted breakout that left four corrections workers dead
The Associated Press1 hour ago
A commuter airplane has crashed near the airport in a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Unalaska, Alaska. Freelance photographer Jim Paulin says the crash at the Unalaska airport occurred Thursday after 5 p.m. Paulin says the Peninsula Airways flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor landed about 500 feet (152 meters) beyond the airport near the water. (Jim Paulin via AP)
1 dead after plane landing on Alaska island went off runwayAuthorities say one person is dead after a commuter airplane went off the end of a runway while landing at an airport in the remote Aleutian Islands fishing community of Unalaska
The Associated Press2 hours ago
A commuter airplane has crashed near the airport in a small Alaska community on the Bering Sea, Thursday, Oct. 17, 2019, in Unalaska, Alaska. Freelance photographer Jim Paulin says the crash at the Unalaska airport occurred Thursday after 5 p.m. Paulin says the Peninsula Airways flight from Anchorage to Dutch Harbor landed about 500 feet (152 meters) beyond the airport near the water. (Jim Paulin via AP)
The Latest: City plans to remove plane from site SaturdayThe city of Unalaska said in a statement Friday evening that it plans to remove on Saturday the PenAir airplane from the scene of a crash
The Associated Press2 hours ago
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2018 file photo, people gather around the Ben & Jerry's "Yes on 4" truck as they learn about Amendment 4 and eat free ice cream at Charles Hadley Park in Miami. A federal judge has temporarily set aside a Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of their inability to pay fines and other legal debts. The ruling handed down Friday, Oct. 18, 2019 by U.S. District Judge Robert Hinkle means thousands of felons who were denied the right to vote will be able to cast ballots unless the state gets a higher court to intervene or if Hinkle later upholds the constitutionality of the state law. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)
Law stopping Florida felons from voting temporarily haltedA federal judge has temporarily set aside a Florida law that barred some felons from voting because of unpaid fines and other legal debts
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Aug. 3, 2017, file photo, North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein speaks to reporters in Raleigh, N.C. Negotiations aimed at reaching a major settlement in the nation's opioid litigation reached an impasse Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Stein, who was one of the negotiators, said late Friday that local governments did not accept a deal worth $48 billion in cash, treatment drugs and services. (AP Photo/Emery Dalesio, File)
Opioid negotiations fail to produce deal just before trialNegotiations aimed at a major settlement of opioid lawsuits have ended for the day without a deal
The Associated Press3 hours ago
FILE - In this Monday, Jan. 15, 2018 file photo, Rev. Al Sharpton listens to remarks at the National Action Network House of Justice, in New York. A life taken at the hands of police. A grieving family. A divided nation. A stirring eulogy by the Rev. Al Sharpton. On Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 the scene will unfold again, as Sharpton takes the pulpit to deliver remarks at the funeral of Atatiana Jefferson, a 28-year-old black woman who was playing video games with her 8-year-old nephew when she was killed by a white Fort Worth, Texas, police officer responding to a call about an open front door.   (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
Sharpton searches for the words to eulogize _ and galvanizeThe Rev. Al Sharpton has become a constant of the Black Lives Matter era with his presence in the pulpit after police shootings of African Americans
The Associated Press3 hours ago
'The Casagrandes' extols Mexican American life via animationNickelodeon's 'The Casagrandes' is one of the first cartoons in the U.S. to feature a multigenerational Mexican American family
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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with his supporters after Friday prayers, in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Erdogan says his country "cannot forget" an unusual letter that U.S. President Donald Trump sent him, but says the mutual "love and respect" between the leaders prevent him from keeping it on Turkey's agenda.(Presidential Press Service via AP, Pool )
Trump touts Turkey cease-fire, even as it appears shakyPresident Donald Trump punched back at criticism that his Syria policy damaged U.S. credibility, betrayed an ally and opened the door for a possible resurgence of the Islamic State
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FILE - In this July 26, 2019 file photo, Cuba's President Miguel Diaz-Canel, second left, and former President Raul Castro, raise their arms in unison during an event celebrating Revolution Day, accompanied by Commander of the Cuban Revolution Ramiro Valdes, left, and Jose Ramon Machado Ventura, second secretary of the Central Committee, in Bayamo, Cuba. Cuba’s top legislative body will no longer include members of the country’s historical generation of former rebels, part of a broader political reform that started to go into effect on Thursday, Oct. 10, 2019. (Omara Garcia/Agencia Cubana de Noticias via AP File)
US slaps new sanctions on Cuba over human rights, VenezuelaThe United States is hitting Cuba with new sanctions over its support for Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro and its human rights record at home
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Workers in a bucket hoisted by a crane begin the process of preparing the two unstable cranes for implosion at the collapse site of the Hard Rock Hotel, which underwent a partial, major collapse while under construction last Sat., Oct., 12, in New Orleans, Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Authorities plan to blow up the two towering construction cranes that have become unstable at the site of the collapsed hotel. They hope to bring down the cranes with series of small controlled blasts just ahead of approaching tropical weather. The mayor has imposed a state of emergency to seize property and force people out if necessary. They hope to avoid more damage to gas and power lines and historic buildings. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)
The Latest: Nestor races toward Florida PanhandleHeavy rains are spreading over parts of the northern U.S. Gulf Coast as Tropical Storm Nestor approaches the Florida Panhandle
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - This undated file photo provide by the Indiana State Police shows Alyssa Shepherd. Jury selection is underway in the trial of Shepard, an Indiana woman accused of killing three children by striking them with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus. Shepherd faces three counts of reckless homicide and other charges in the Oct. 30, 2018, crash in Rochester, Ind., about 100 miles north of Indianapolis. (Indiana State Police via AP)
Indiana woman convicted of reckless homicide in 3 deathsA jury has found a 24-year-old Indiana woman guilty of reckless homicide in the deaths of three children she struck with a pickup truck as they crossed a two-lane state highway to board a school bus
The Associated Press5 hours ago
Ralph LoBue braves the wind at the end of the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier near Fort Walton Beach, Fla., as he takes a picture of his son, Danny, and the fish he caught on Friday, Oct. 18, 2019. Newly formed Tropical Storm Nestor is racing toward the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday. (Devon Ravine/Northwest Florida Daily News via AP)
Tropical Storm Nestor forms, threatening US Gulf CoastNewly formed Tropical Storm Nestor is racing toward the northern Gulf Coast with high winds, surging seas and heavy rains Friday
The Associated Press5 hours ago
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