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 2021-10-23 22:41 

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After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed...

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep a nearby highway closed to visitors who seek the world's two largest sequoia...

 2021-10-23 22:10 

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Deal on Biden's $2T plan edges closer; Harris is 'confident'...

WASHINGTON (AP) — A deal within reach, President Joe Biden and Congress' top Democrats edged close to sealing their giant domestic legislation, though the informal deadline appeared to slip as they worked to scale back the measure and determine ...

 2021-10-23 21:48 

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UK says time running out for solution in Brexit trade talks...

LONDON (AP) — The British government tried Saturday to speed up the pace of talks to resolve post-Brexit trade troubles with the European Union, saying the two sides remain far apart and time is running out to bridge the gap. U. K. and EU negotiator...

 2021-10-23 20:08 

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Prince Charles warns of narrow window to face climate change...

LONDON (AP) — Prince Charles issued a warning to the world days before leaders gather in the U. K. for crucial United Nations climate talks, saying there is a "dangerously narrow" window to tackle global warning. The heir to the British thro...

 2021-10-23 19:43 

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After slamming COVID-19 rules, Tritt to sing anthem at NLCS...

ATLANTA (AP) — Country musician Travis Tritt, who canceled shows at venues that required a COVID-19 vaccine or mask-wearing, was set to sing the national anthem before Game 6 of the NL Championship Series on Saturday night. Tritt made the announceme...

 2021-10-23 19:16 

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Saudi Arabia pledges 2060 target of net-zero emissions...

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One of the world's largest oil producers, Saudi Arabia, announced Saturday it aims to reach "net zero" greenhouse gas emissions by 2060, joining more than 100 countries in a global effort to try and cur...

 2021-10-23 19:08 

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Lawmakers call for stronger vetting of Afghan migrants after alleged Montana sex crime...

The surging number of Afghans relocating to the U. S. has coincided with reports of alleged sex crimes perpetrated by Afghan migrants on American soil, raising concerns about whether Afghan migrants are being properly vetted. This week, Montana Governor G...

 2021-10-23 18:25 

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1 killed, 7 injured in shooting near Georgia college...

FORT VALLEY, Ga. (WGXA) — One person was killed and seven others were injured in a shooting Friday night in central Georgia. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, the shooting happened at an off-campus party along Carver Drive in Forty V...

 2021-10-23 17:54 

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New Jersey governor race tests Murphy's progressive politics...

TRENTON, N. J. (AP) — Paid sick leave. Taxpayer-funded community college. A phased-in $15 minimum wage. New Jersey has taken a decidedly liberal shift under first-term Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy, increasing income taxes on the wealthy, expanding vo...

 2021-10-23 17:28 

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Erdogan orders removal of 10 ambassadors, including US envoy...

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Saturday that he had ordered 10 foreign ambassadors who called for the release of a jailed philanthropist to be declared persona non grata. The envoys, including the U. S. , French and Germ...

 2021-10-23 17:28 

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Search for escaped NC prisoner continues after dump truck he stole is located...

Randolph County, N. C. (WXLV) — The Randleman Police Department says they have located the vehicle used by Richard Mundy earlier today. Investigators say they found it near North Main Street in Randleman and are continuing to search the area. The No...

 2021-10-23 17:08 

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Harrison Ford reunited with lost credit card in Sicily...

MILAN (AP) — Harrison Ford lost his credit card during a stay in a beach town near Palermo, Sicily, but got it back thanks to a German tourist, police in Sicily said Saturday. The tourist found a credit card with Ford's name emblazoned on it Thu...

 2021-10-23 16:47 

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Spain pledges quicker help for La Palma volcano damage...

SANTA CRUZ DE LA PALMA, Canary Islands (AP) — Spain's prime minister announced Saturday that his government will speed up already promised aid to help the thousands of residents on La Palma island whose homes and livelihoods have been destroyed ...

 2021-10-23 16:29 

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How wildfires impact wildlife, their habitat...

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The porcupines were walking slow and funny, more so than they usually do. Their stride concerned some residents in a South Lake Tahoe neighborhood who called a rehabilitation center. Turns out, the porcupines had extensive bu...

 2021-10-23 16:01 

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Vaccine mandates create conflict with defiant workers...

BATH, Maine (AP) — Josh "Chevy" Chevalier is a third-generation shipbuilder who hasn't missed a day of work during the pandemic in his job as a welder constructing Navy warships on the Maine coast. But he's ready to walk away from hi...

 2021-10-23 15:40 

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No 'blank slate' jurors in county shaken by Arbery slaying...

BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — No. 218 joined a bike ride supporting Ahmaud Arbery's family after the young Black man was chased down and shot dead. No. 236 was a longtime co-worker of one of the white men charged in the killing. Identified in court only...

 2021-10-23 15:34 

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Manslaughter charges dismissed against Park Police officers who shot Virginia motorist...

FALLS CHURCH, Va. (AP) — A federal judge has tossed out involuntary manslaughter charges against two U. S. Park Police officers who fatally shot an unarmed motorist in northern Virginia four years ago. RELATED:Case of two officers indicted in shooti...

 2021-10-23 15:20 

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Secrecy shrouds Afghan refugees sent by US to base in Kosovo...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U. S. is welcoming tens of thousands of Afghans airlifted out of Kabul but has disclosed little publicly about a small group who remain overseas: dozens who triggered potential security issues during security vetting and have b...

 2021-10-23 15:05 

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Early morning fire engulfs Appomattox County home...

A fire was ablaze at an Appomattox County home early Saturday morning. Crews responded to the scene at around 4 a. m. A fire occurred in Appomattox County Saturday, Oct. 23, 2021. (Credit: Susan Walton) SEE ALSO:DC officer 'literally kidnapped,' i...

 2021-10-23 14:51 

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After 'Rust' shooting, a look at other notable set accidents...

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The shooting death of a cinematographer on the set of the set of the Alec Baldwin movie "Rust" is a reminder of the dangers that can exist on film and television sets. As authorities investigate why a crew member handed Ba...

 2021-10-23 14:36 

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Dems hope power of presidency can help Virginia gov's race...

RICHMOND, Va (AP) — Virginia Democrats are hoping the power of the presidency can help them retain the governor's seat in the closely watched and tightly contested election less than two weeks away. Former President Barack Obama planned to campa...

 2021-10-23 14:34 

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Dems hope power of presidency can help Virginia gov's race...

Virginia Democrats are hoping the power of the presidency can help them retain the governor's seat in the closely watched and tightly contested election less than two weeks away. Former President Barack Obama planned to campaign with Terry McAuliffe i...

 2021-10-23 14:20 

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Disruptions to schooling fall hardest on vulnerable students...

Even as schools have returned in full swing across the country, complications wrought by the pandemic persist, often falling hardest on those least able to weather them: families without transportation, people with limited income or other financial hardsh...

 2021-10-23 13:32 

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Aromatherapy spray sold in Walmart stores linked to US deaths, faces recall...

NEW YORK (AP) — U. S. health officials may have solved the mystery of how four people in different states came down with a serious tropical disease even though none had traveled internationally: an aromatherapy spray imported from India. The Centers...

 2021-10-23 13:21 

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Man found dead after apparent medical emergency, Blue Ridge Parkway rangers say...

ASHEVILLE, N. C. (WLOS) — A Virginia man was found dead along the Blue Ridge Parkway on Friday, Oct. 22, 2021, having suffered from an apparent sudden medical emergency. Parkway officials say a call came in around 9 a. m. about an unresponsive male ...

 2021-10-23 13:08 

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Baldwin was told gun was 'cold' before movie set shooting...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — As a film crew and actors in Western garb prepared to rehearse a scene inside a wooden, chapel-like building on a desert movie ranch outside Santa Fe, assistant director Dave Halls stepped outside and grabbed a prop gun off a ...

 2021-10-23 12:45 

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Father of murdered 3-year-old boy says he is 'furious' at police department...

MILWAUKEE, Wis. (WKRC/WISN/CNN Newsource) - The father of a three-year-old boy who was found dead Thursday says he is furious at how police handled the search for him. The boy was last seen on October 9 in La Crosse, Wisconsin. His mother was found dead i...

 2021-10-23 02:03 

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Texas abortion law gets Supreme Court arguments...

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court on Friday allowed a Texas law that bans most abortions to remain in effect for now. But in an unusual move the justices said they want to hear arguments in the case at the soonest opportunity. Those arguments at t...

 2021-10-23 01:38 

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Gov. Inslee welcomes new Afghan refugees to Washington: 'We are passionate'...

SEATAC, Wash. (KOMO) — Some refugees who fled war torn Afghanistan are due to settle in Washington as Gov. Jay Inslee on Friday held a news conference to welcome the state's newest residents. Inslee said 340 refugees have already arrived in Wash...

 2021-10-23 01:31 

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Group clings to faith as US works on Haiti kidnapping case...

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U. S. religious organization whose 17 members were kidnapped in Haiti asked supporters on Friday to pray and share stories with the victims' families of how their faith helped them through difficult times as effort...

 2021-10-23 01:05 

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Suns respond to potential investigation, deny racism, sexism...

PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns released a statement regarding a potential media investigation into the workplace culture of the franchise, denying that the organization or owner Robert Sarver have a history of racism or sexism. The statement sent F...

 2021-10-23 00:44 

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Jury gets chance to hear Elizabeth Holmes' bold promises...

SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — A jury weighing the fate of fallen Silicon Valley star Elizabeth Holmes got its first chance Friday to listen to recordings of her boasting to investors about purported breakthroughs in a blood-testing technology. The technol...

 2021-10-23 00:10 

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Ocasio-Cortez reintroduces bill for 9/11 cleanup crews...

NEW YORK (AP) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and two other legislators reintroduced a bill in the House on Friday to put immigrants who cleared debris after the Sept. 11 attacks on a fast track to legal immigration status in the United States. The ...

 2021-10-22 23:45 

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Warrant: Baldwin didn't know weapon contained live round...

SANTA FE, N. M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin was handed a loaded weapon by an assistant director who indicated it was safe to use in the moments before the actor fatally shot a cinematographer, court records released Friday show. The assistant director did n...

 2021-10-22 23:05 

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Big tech data centers spark worry over scarce Western water...

THE DALLES, Ore. (AP) — Conflicts over water are as old as history itself, but the massive Google data centers on the edge of this Oregon town on the Columbia River represent an emerging 21st century concern. Now a critical part of modern computing,...

 2021-10-22 22:27 

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Divide continues over gaming emporium in Amherst County just days from vote...

The divide over whether or not a gaming emporium should come to Amherst County continues to grow. Residents are just a little over a week from knowing if Rosie's Gaming Emporium is coming to Seminole Plaza in Madison Heights. If the referendum passes,...

 2021-10-22 22:12 

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Illegal border crossings fall in September but hit year high...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Illegal border crossings from Mexico fell in September for only the second time in 17 months, but the federal fiscal year ended with the highest count ever, authorities said Friday. Migrants were stopped 192,001 times, down 9% from...

 2021-10-22 22:09 

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What to watch in theaters and at home this weekend October 22-24, 2021...

(KUTV) — "Halloween Kills" dominated last weekend with nearly $50 million as the latest James Bond film "No Time to Die" dropped to second place with $23. 8 million. This weekend is going to be difficult to call. I expect "Dune&#...

 2021-10-22 22:06 

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11th District candidates to represent Roanoke area share views on major topics...

Incumbent Democrat Sam Rasoul and Republican Charlie Nave want your vote in the 11th district. The district covers the city of Roanoke. Rasoul is a businessman and advocate who has served in the role since 2014. SEE ALSO:Candidate for Virginia's 9th D...

 2021-10-22 21:55 

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Woman shot on film set remembered as gifted cinematographer...

NEW YORK (AP) — Halyna Hutchins, the cinematographer who was fatally shot with a prop gun by Alec Baldwin on a movie set, grew up on a Soviet military base and worked as an investigative reporter in Europe before studying film in Los Angeles and emb...

 2021-10-22 21:44 

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Lyft report: Sexual assaults rose sharply in recent years...

Lyft received an increasing number of reports of sexual assault in recent years, including more than 1,800 in 2019, according to a safety report from the ride-hailing company. More than half of the assaults in 2019 were "non-consensual touching of a s...

 2021-10-22 21:20 

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Taliban beheads member of Afghan women's national volleyball team, coach says...

Mahjubin Hakimi, a young member of the Afghan women's national volleyball team, was allegedly beheaded by the Taliban in early October, according to Suraya Afzali, one of the coaches of the team. In an interview with the Persian Independent, Afzali co...

 2021-10-22 20:53 

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Fire-scarred California braces for more storms, flash floods...

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Northern California residents relieved that this week's rain helped contain stubborn wildfires and soaked dry gardens were cleaning up Friday and preparing for a massive storm this weekend that could bring flash flooding to ...

 2021-10-22 20:53 

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Biden weighs use of National Guard at ports, but deployment 'unlikely'...

Confronting global supply chain bottlenecks that could extend into next year, President Joe Biden said Thursday he might deploy the National Guard to help relieve the strain on U. S. ports, but it is unclear how seriously the White House is considering th...

 2021-10-22 20:43 

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Mary Woodruff, late face of Woodruff's Pie Shop, honored by Virginia lawmakers...

Woodruff's Pie Shop in Amherst has been honored with yet another recognition. On Wednesday, Delegates Ronnie Campbell and Wendell Walker, along with state Sen. Mark Peake, presented resolutions at the shop honoring the face of the store, Mary Woodruff...

 2021-10-22 20:30 

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Stock tied to Trump media venture soars in another frenzy...

NEW YORK (AP) — The company planning to bring President Donald Trump's new media venture to the stock market soared further on Friday amid another frenzy of trading. Digital World Acquisition Corp. nearly tripled in the first minute of trading b...

 2021-10-22 20:29 

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Virginia health leaders prepare to give out more COVID-19 vaccines after booster approval...

Danville health leaders are setting up plans to expand vaccinations after approval for booster shots of COVID-19 vaccine came through federal authorities. Pharmacies have provided the majority of vaccines in Virginia at more than 4. 2 million doses. SEE A...

 2021-10-22 20:03 

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On Nov. 1, no GM plants will be closed due to chip shortage...

DETROIT (AP) — For the first time in eight months, the global shortage of computer chips won't force General Motors to close any North American factories. The company said Friday that starting Nov. 1, all plants that had been closed on and off s...

 2021-10-22 19:52 

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Arrest made in connection with murder at Vinton McDonald's...

Vinton police said an individual has been arrested on suspicion of murder and attempted robbery in the shooting death of a man outside a McDonald's earlier this month. Gary McMiller was shot in the parking lot of a McDonald's in the 800 block of H...

 2021-10-22 19:38 

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Giuliani associate convicted of campaign finance crimes...

NEW YORK (AP) — A New York jury convicted a former associate of Rudy Giuliani on Friday of charges that he made illegal campaign contributions to influence U. S. politicians and advance his business interests. The verdict was returned in Manhattan f...

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