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Orthodox priest shot at church in France, attacker at large

Police locked down the neighborhood around the church and warned the public on Twitter to stay away.

  After year of disruption, America set to choose a path ahead

  US citizen kidnapped in Niger rescued in military operation

  Unrest erupts over police killing of Black man near Portland

  Biden, Obama make a final appeal to Michigan’s Black voters

Arby’s and Buffalo Wild Wings owner buying Dunkin’ Brands

Illinois authorities extradite Kyle Rittenhouse to Wisconsin

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  State leaders facing 2nd wave as US virus cases hit 9 million

Scaled-back Thanksgiving plans leave turkey farmers in limbo

Two NOPD officers ambushed, shot in French Quarter; suspect apprehended

Walmart returns guns and ammunition to US store displays

  Trump pitches ‘back to normal’ as Biden warns of tough days

  2nd study testing a COVID-19 antibody drug has a setback

No hazards detected by Savannah Fire at facility in Savannah Mall after multiple seizures reported

Chatham Emergency Services responded Friday to the Savannah Mall where three separate seizure patients were reported.

  Quake strikes Turkish coast and Greek island, killing 19

A strong earthquake struck Friday in the Aegean Sea between the Turkish coast and the Greek island of Samos, killing at least 14 people and injuring hundreds amid collapsed buildings and flooding, officials said.

  Texas early voting exceeds total of all 2016 ballots

More than 9 million ballots had been cast as of Friday morning in the nation’s second most-populous state, exceeding its 8.9-plus million votes four years ago, according to an Associated Press tally of Texas early vote data.

Study: 1 to 2 million tons of US plastic trash go astray

The equivalent of as many as 1,300 plastic grocery bags per person is landing in places such as oceans and roadways, according to a new study of U.S. plastic trash.

Actress Lori Loughlin reports to prison in college scam

Fall back: Time to change our clocks and watches again

U.S. Marshals recover 27 missing children in Virginia after five-day operation

About 100 IHOP and Applebee’s restaurants to close

  France mourns 3 killed in church attack, tightens security

  WATCH: 10-foot-long alligator strolls across Florida golf course

McDonald’s to bring back the McRib nationwide

The McRib first came on the scene in 1982 and has been on and off the menu over the years.

  Infant twins joined at head separated after 24-hour surgery

Joined by the skull, soft tissues and brain, Abigail and Micaela were born incredibly rare conjoined twins. But even more rare - they were eligible for separation surgery.

Kennedy cousin Skakel will not be retried in 1975 killing

A retrial would have presented several difficulties for prosecutors.

Brett Favre endorses President Trump

Favre came out in support of one of the presidential candidates Friday morning. In a tweet, the former Packer said he was voting for President Donald Trump and listed the reasons behind his choice.

  Empty Parisian sidewalks as France enters day 1 of lockdown

Parisians — along with the rest of this nation of 67 million — were confined to their homes as of Friday, for the second time in seven months, under a presidential decree ratified by Parliament.

COVID-19 cases linked to Charlotte church event jumps to 181

The United House of Prayer for All People on Beatties Ford Road was holding an annual gathering the weekend of Oct. 10, according to county commissioner and church member Vilma Leake. The events were held Oct. 4-11.

Nursing home keeps spirits high during pandemic with ‘Booze N’ Tattoos'

A nursing home in Iowa is keeping spirits high during pandemic.

  US consumer spending rose a moderate 1.4% in September

The economy would weaken if consumers, who drive roughly two-thirds of economic activity, start cutting back on spending now that confirmed coronavirus cases are accelerating.

Travis Roy, Boston University hockey player paralyzed in first game, dies at 45

From his wheelchair, he gave as many as 40 motivational speeches a year. The message he shared: Do the best with what you have and don’t dwell on your misfortune.

Researchers find more than 600 unmarked graves on Clemson’s campus

It’s widely believed that the graves belong to enslaved people.

  Qatar: Officials behind forced examinations of women referred to prosecutors

Qatar said Friday it referred officials at its international airport to prosecutors for possible charges after women abroad Qatar Airways flights faced forced vaginal examinations after workers found an abandoned baby.

Officer shot while serving warrant at Breonna Taylor’s home files counterclaim against her boyfriend

Louisville Metro Police Department Sgt. Jon Mattingly was hit in the femoral artery by Kenneth Walker during the raid.

Girl Scouts tweet, then delete post about Amy Coney Barrett

A tweet by the Girl Scouts congratulating new Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barrett drew such outrage from Barrett’s critics that the youth organization swiftly deleted it – only to draw a new backlash from Barrett’s supporters.

Former U.S. embassy worker suspected of sexually assaulting 24 women

Brian Jeffrey Raymond was arrested earlier this month in San Diego, where he had moved after leaving his job in June.

Police: 8-year-old killed in accidental shooting in Concord

An 8-year-old boy died after being shot in Concord early Friday morning, according to police.

Australia wildfires probe recommends climate risk forecasts

The fires this year killed at least 33 people including 10 firefighters, razed 47 million acres and displaced thousands.

  ‘Our heart breaks’: South digs out from Zeta’s wrath

Zeta was the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season.

Town says Black Lives Matter signs to remain at polling site

The North Carolina State Board of Elections ordered the town of Carrboro to remove Black Lives Matter signs from its voting site after receiving complaints, but the town says the signs will stay put.

Mail carrier OK after tree falls on truck during Thursday deliveries

A tree fell on a mail carrier’s truck as he was making deliveries Thursday morning.

  Zeta batters Southeast after swamping Gulf Coast; 6 dead

Zeta sped across the Southeast on Thursday, leaving a trail of damage and more than 2.6 million homes and businesses without power in Atlanta and beyond after pounding New Orleans with winds and water that splintered homes and were blamed for at least six deaths.

  Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence has tested positive for COVID-19, putting into doubt whether the face of college football will be available to play the top-ranked Tigers' biggest game of the season.

  GRAPHIC: Philadelphia police face rebuke from city, Wallace family

Philadelphia police are facing rebuke from both City Hall and the family of Walter Wallace Jr. as the city reexamines the department’s response to a year of sometimes violent civil unrest.

  Pelosi, Trump administration trade blame over virus aid

The major players in Washington’s COVID relief aid blame game lobbed familiar volleys on Thursday, marking time in the days before an election that promises to change the landscape for talks that have dragged on for months without producing results.

  Tunisian carrying Quran fatally stabs 3 in French church

French President Emmanuel Macron said he would immediately increase the number of soldiers deployed to protect schools and religious sites from around 3,000 currently to 7,000.

  Trump fights headwinds as he and Biden battle over Florida

Both nominees are now focusing on encouraging voters to turn out on Election Day, next Tuesday.

FBI did not report threat against Gov. McMaster, SLED says

The head of South Carolina’s Law Enforcement Division said his office was left in the dark about threats made against Gov. Henry McMaster.

Walmart pulls guns, ammo off store shelves

The retail giant sells firearms in roughly half of its 4,700 stores in the United States.

Fair housing groups: Redfin ‘redlines’ minority communities

“Redfin’s policies and practices operate as a discriminatory stranglehold on communities of color, often the very communities that have been battered by a century of residential segregation, systemic racism, and disinvestment,” the lawsuit said.

Netflix raises prices on standard, premium plans

Netflix announced Thursday that it is raising prices on its standard and premium plans.

  Trump officials end gray wolf protections across most of US

The U.S. Department of Interior announcement just days ahead of the Nov. 3 election could lead to a resumption of wolf hunts in Michigan, Minnesota and Wisconsin.

Falwell sues Liberty, saying school damaged his reputation

It alleges that Liberty officials accepted what Falwell says are false claims about his involvement in an extramarital affair between his wife and a business partner of the couple’s and “moved quickly” to destroy his reputation.

President Trump Fayetteville, N.C. event postponed due to wind

Because of a wind advisory issued with gusts reaching 50 miles per hour and other weather conditions, the outdoor Fayetteville, NC rally has been postponed until Monday.

  Strangers drive homeless man from L.A. to Wisconsin

Lee was among a number of strangers who went looking for Sang. Eventually they found him.

Exxon, Chevron to cut US jobs as oil industry struggles

The Irving, Texas-based oil giant said the reductions will be both voluntary and involuntary and will largely come from its management offices in Houston.

Pope ends public audiences, eyes Christmas as virus surges

Pope Francis is halting his public general audiences and will limit participation at Christmas and other upcoming Masses amid a surge of coronavirus cases in Italy and the Vatican, officials said Thursday.

  Surge in virus threatens to reverse global economic rebounds

Yet the recovery from the deepest recession since the Great Depression of the 1930s remains far from complete.

  Black leopard mauls Florida man who paid $150 for ‘full-contact experience’

Detectives with the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission say the savage attack happened in an enclosure at a South Florida home

Ogre-faced spiders can hear with their legs, study says

Scientists have learned ogre-faced spiders can hear even though they don’t have ears, according to a new study.

FBI warns ransomware assault threatens US health care system

Federal agencies warned that cybercriminals are unleashing a wave of data-scrambling extortion attempts against the U.S. health care system designed to lock up hospital information systems, which could hurt patient care just as nationwide cases of COVID-19 are spiking.

Train derails in southeast Texas, forcing evacuations

Nearby residents were told to evacuate their homes as hazmat crews assess the damage.

  How to make Halloween as safe as possible for you and trick-or-treaters

While the Centers for Disease and Prevention has already classified trick or treating as high-risk, the agency says the tradition can be made safer.

UK Labour leader says anti-Semitism brings shame on party

The party responded by suspending Jeremy Corbyn, who has represented Labour in Parliament since 1983.

Defendant pleads guilty in Rudy Giuliani associates’ case

The plea by David Correia came Thursday to charges of making false statements to the Federal Election Commission and wire fraud conspiracy.

  ‘Difficult winter’: Europe divided on lockdowns; cases soar

Germany’s disease control agency said local health authorities reported 16,774 new positive tests for COVID-19 in the past day, pushing the country’s total since the start of the outbreak close to the half million-mark.

  Wisconsin Republican Party says hackers stole $2.3 million

The stolen money would have been used in the final days of the campaign to make snap spending decisions based on the state of the presidential race, the party chairman said.

  Florida woman goes into labor, stops to vote before going to hospital

A pregnant woman in Florida was on her way to the hospital to give birth, but she made a detour to cast her vote in the 2020 election.

Azizi, April the Giraffe’s youngest calf, unexpectedly dies

The most recent calf of April the giraffe — which was over a year-and-a-half old — has died unexpectedly Tuesday during a veterinary examination.

  Jobless claims fall to 751,000, but new infections a threat

Applications for unemployment aid fell 40,000 from the previous week, the Labor Department said Thursday. They fell in 30 states, including big drops in California, Florida and Texas.

United Airlines to offer free COVID tests on select routes

The four-week trial run starts Nov. 16, just before the typical hectic holiday travel season.

  Typhoon, landslides leave 35 dead, dozens missing in Vietnam

Officials say Molave was the worst typhoon to hit the country in 20 years.

Judge allows John Hinckley to publicly display his artwork

John Hinckley has long considered himself to be a musician and an artist. He paints and plays the guitar and has been involved in both pursuits as part of his therapy.

  AP Explains: Trump pushes questions about Joe Biden’s son

Looking to undermine Democratic rival Joe Biden, President Donald Trump’s campaign is pushing a familiar line of attack: unverified allegations about Biden’s son and his foreign business ties.

Pompeo, in Indonesia, renews China attacks as US vote looms

China is a central theme in President Donald Trump's campaign to win a second term.

  Millions of mail ballots not yet returned in key states

Combined with early, in-person voting, at least 71.5 million votes have already been cast, more than the total number of advance votes four years ago.

Mississippi family recounts shooting that took the life of 6-year-old boy

A Mississippi family is mourning the loss of a 6-year-old boy who was shot and killed in Franklin County on Tuesday night.

  At least 1 dead as Hurricane Zeta hammers Gulf Coast

Workers closed one of the last floodgates surrounding New Orleans as residents braced for the 27th named storm of a historically busy Atlantic hurricane season.

  Evacuation orders lifted for many Californians who fled fire

Authorities lifted some evacuation orders Tuesday as winds began subsiding and containment was increased for the massive wildfires in brushy hills above cities in Orange County.

MLB says Turner violated protocols when he returned to field

Justin Turner violated coronavirus protocols when he celebrated with his Los Angeles Dodgers teammates and he refused instructions from security to leave the field, behavior that Major League Baseball said risked the safety of others.