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Today is Saturday, Oct. 21, the 294th day of 2017. There are 71 days left in the year. Today’s Highlight in History: On Oct. 21, 1917, members of the 1st Division of the U.S. Army training in Luneville, France, became the first Americans to see action on the front lines of World War I. On...
WASHINGTON (AP) — He started by describing the reverent handling of America’s war dead, bodies packed in ice and shipped home in the dark to an Air Force base in Delaware. From that opening, White House chief of staff John Kelly delivered a raw and searing monologue Thursday about the reality...
ABERDEEN, Md. (AP) — A witness to the deadly rampage inside a Maryland granite company said the suspect, Radee Prince, had gathered a small group of his co-workers together by saying “come with me, I want to say something to everybody.” Without another word, he opened fire. The witness, a man...
CHICAGO (AP) — Medical student Alejandra Duran Arreola dreams of becoming an OB-GYN in her home state of Georgia, where there’s a shortage of doctors and one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the U.S. But the 26-year-old Mexican immigrant’s goal is now trapped in the debate over a...
NEW YORK (AP) — The ambition of new CEO John Flannery to pare away everything that could stand in the way of General Electric’s return to its industrial core became clearer Friday with plans to expel more than $20 billion in operations over the next couple of years. The company’s third-quarter...
DERRY, N.H. (AP) — Police in a New Hampshire town say a church employee has been accused of trying to meet a child for sex. Police in Derry have charged 20-year-old Kyle Erickson, of Methuen, Massachusetts, with two felony counts of prohibited use of a computer and one of attempted aggravated...
Randy Furniss, of Idaho, gets punched in the face as he walks through a crowd of protesters outside a University of Florida auditorium where white nationalist Richard Spencer was preparing to speak, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017 in Gainesville, Fla. Bob Self/The Florida Times-Union via AP
GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Counter demonstrators greatly outnumbered white nationalist Richard Spencer’s supporters on Thursday at the University of Florida, their chants drowning Spencer out during his speech. Outside, hundreds more people protested with signs and anti-Nazi chants alongside...
A border wall prototype stands near the border with Tijuana, Mexico, Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, in San Diego. Companies are nearing an Oct. 26 deadline to finish building eight prototypes of President Donald Trump's proposed border wall with Mexico. AP Photo/Gregory Bull
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The last two of eight prototypes for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall took shape Thursday at a construction site in San Diego. The prototypes form a tightly packed row of imposing concrete and metal panels, including one with sharp metal edges on top. Another has a...
ATMORE, Ala. (AP) — A convicted cop killer who sued Alabama over its lethal injection method was put to death Thursday night, but not before he cursed at the state and said: “I hate you.” As the procedure began, Torrey Twane McNabb, 40, raised both of his middle fingers in a show of defiance....
TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — Construction of a Rhode Island casino near the border with Massachusetts is behind schedule because of issues with the work site and delays in getting materials. The $75 million casino with an 84-room hotel being built in Tiverton was originally scheduled to open next July...

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