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Mon. 9:46 a.m.: Morning fire extinguished at Hubbard Township home

HUBBARD TOWNSHIP — Smoke was blowing out the windows of a single story ranch house when firefighters arrived about 6:30 this morning. The Eagle Joint Fire District reported that they had the fire at 7005 Pine Grove Drive SE under control by 7:07 a.m. Emergency crews cleared the scene at ...

Mon. 9:34 a.m.: California Rep. Katie Hill resigns amid ethics investigation

WASHINGTON (AP) — Freshman Rep. Katie Hill, a rising Democratic star in the House, announced her resignation amid an ethics probe, saying explicit private photos of her with a campaign staffer had been "weaponized" by her husband and political operatives. The California Democrat, 32, had ...

Mon. 9:31 a.m.: Fires spread amid power outages in Northern California

SANTA ROSA, California (AP) — As nearly 200,000 people remain under evacuation order from threat of wildfire, some of the millions of people in Northern California on track to get their electricity back may not have power restored before another possible round of shut-offs and debilitating ...

Mon. 9:23 a.m.: Syrian Kurdish forces say they killed close al-Baghdadi aide

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian Kurdish forces killed the right-hand man and spokesman for the Islamic State group in a joint operation with U.S. troops in northern Syria, just hours after U.S. special forces killed the extremist group's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, a Kurdish commander said today. The ...

Mon. 9:03 a.m.: Manhunt ongoing in Texas shooting that left 2 dead, 12 hurt

GREENVILLE, Texas (AP) — A suspected gunman remains on the loose after opening fire at an off-campus college party in Texas, leaving two people dead and 12 others injured. The search continued today for the unidentified shooter that authorities believe may have been targeting just one ...

Mon. 8:53 a.m.: Horsepower, literally: Finnish horse show runs on manure

HELSINKI (AP) — In a glimpse of the future, an entire sports event has been run on horse manure. The world's governing equestrian body today praised a climate-friendly scheme by a Finnish equestrian event to generate all its electricity needs from horse manure, saying the initiative paves ...

Sun. 9:35 p.m.: Islamic State leader leaves a legacy of terror

BEIRUT — Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi sought to establish a new Islamic âcaliphateã across Syria and Iraq, but he might be remembered more as the ruthlessly calculating militant leader of the Islamic State group who brought terror to the heart of Europe and set up a short-lived organization so ...

Sun. 9:40 p.m.: Trump attends World Series game

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trumpás low-profile appearance Sunday night at Game 5 of the World Series came at a high-profile moment of his presidency. Wearing a dark suit and a tie, Trump arrived at Nationals Park just before the first pitch of the Houston Astros-Washington Nationals ...

Thu. 12:33 p.m.: Ryan quits presidential race

HOWLAND — Low on money and struggling to get to even 1 percent in the polls, U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan said today he's withdrawn from the 2020 Democratic presidential race. Ryan, D-Howland, will run for re-election to the 13th Congressional District. "I got into this race in April to really give ...

Thu. 10:23 a.m.: Californians hit with 2nd round of sweeping blackouts

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Dangerously windy weather sweeping through the state brought power outages to Northern California as the state's largest utility staged blackouts designed to prevent catastrophic wildfires. Pacific Gas & Electric Co. on Wednesday began rolling blackouts stretching ...

Thu. 10:01 a.m.: US durable goods orders fall 1.1 percent in September

WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories for big-ticket manufactured goods tumbled in September by the largest amount in four months while a closely watched category that tracks business investment fell for a second month. The declines underscored the troubles manufacturing is having in ...

Thu. 9:15 a.m.: 39 truck death victims in UK were all from China

LONDON (AP) — All 39 people found dead in a container truck near an English port were Chinese citizens, British police confirmed today as they pressed to investigate one of the country's deadliest cases of people smuggling. The Essex Police force said 31 men and eight women were found dead ...

Thu. 9:05 a.m.: World shares advance as earnings remain in focus

BANGKOK (AP) — Stock markets rose today after some upbeat company earnings and as investors awaited the European Central Bank's monetary policy decision and news conference. The FTSE 100 in London advanced 1 percent to 7,330 while Germany's DAX gained 0.6 percent to 12,875. The CAC 40 in ...

Thu. 8:48 a.m.: Putin courts Africa and offers to mediate dam dispute

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin today sought to expand Moscow's clout in Africa by touting military aid and economic projects at the first-ever Russia-Africa summit and even offered to help mediate a growing dispute between two of the continent's largest powers, Egypt and ...

Thu. 8:39 a.m.: Rep. Elijah Cummings to lie in state at US Capitol ceremony

WASHINGTON (AP) — The late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings will be remembered by congressional leaders and colleagues this morning as he lies in state at the Capitol. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other congressional leaders will speak at an arrival ...

Wed. 9:25 a.m.: Iraq official: US troops from Syria to leave Iraq in 4 weeks

BAGHDAD (AP) — U.S troops withdrawing from northeastern Syria to Iraq are "transiting" and will leave the country within four weeks, Iraq's defense minister said today. Najah al-Shammari made the remarks to The Associated Press following a meeting in Baghdad with visiting U.S. Defense ...

Wed. 9:19 a.m.: Russian forces deploy at Syrian border under new accord

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Russian military police began patrols on part of the Syrian border today, quickly moving to implement an accord with Turkey that divvies up control of northeastern Syria. The Kremlin told Kurdish fighters to pull back from the entire frontier or else face being ...

Wed. 9:12 a.m.: Zuckerberg appears in Congress as Facebook faces scrutiny

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is again appearing before Congress to face questions about his company's massive market power, privacy lapses and tolerance of speech deemed false or hateful. Zuckerberg has been summoned to testify at a hearing about 10 a.m. today by the House ...

Wed. 9:04 a.m.: 39 people found dead in truck container in southeast England

LONDON (AP) — Police in southeastern England said 39 people were found dead today inside a large cargo truck believed to have come from Bulgaria. The truck, which is said to have entered Britain via the Welsh port of Holyhead on Saturday, was found by ambulance workers at Waterglade ...