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  • Tornado smacks Dallas; 4 dead in Arkansas, Oklahoma

    DALLAS, Texas — A tornado tossed trees into homes, tore off storefronts and downed power lines but killed no one in a densely populated area of Dallas, leaving Mayor Eric Johnson to declare the city “very fortunate” to be assessing only property damage. A meteorologist said Monday that people took shelter thanks to early alerts, and that it was fortunate the tornado struck Sunday evening, when many people were home. “Anytime you have a tornado in a major metropolitan area, […]

  • Facebook steps up election security efforts ahead of 2020

    With just over a year left until the 2020 U.S. presidential election, Facebook is stepping up its efforts to ensure it is not used as a tool to interfere in politics and democracies around the world. The efforts include a special security tool for elected officials and candidates that monitors them for hacking attempts. Facebook said Monday it will also label state-controlled media as such, label fact-checks more clearly and invest $2 million in media literacy projects. The company says […]

  • Angry at departing US troops, residents of northeast Syria city throw potatoes

    AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Angry over the U.S. withdrawal, residents of a Kurdish-dominated Syrian city hurled potatoes at departing American military vehicles as they drove by on Monday. Defense Secretary Mark Esper said U.S. troops will stay in eastern Syria to protect Kurdish-held oil fields for at least the coming weeks and he was discussing options to keep them there. “Like rats, America is running away,” one man shouted in Arabic at a convoy of armored vehicles flying American flags passing down […]

  • UK Speaker shoots down Johnson’s planned vote in another Brexit setback

    LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s plan to lead Britain out of the European Union at the end of this month hit another roadblock Monday when the speaker of the House of Commons rejected his attempt to hold a new vote of lawmakers on his Brexit divorce deal. With just 10 days to go until the U.K. is due to leave the bloc on Oct. 31, Johnson’s government planned to ask for a “straight up-and-down vote” on the agreement […]

  • Drug distributors reach tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit

    CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation’s three dominant drug distributors and a big drugmaker have reached a tentative deal to settle a lawsuit related to the opioid crisis just as the first federal trial over the crisis was due to begin Monday, according to a lead lawyer for the local governments suing the drug industry. The tentative deal, details of which were to be announced later Monday, settles claims brought by the Ohio counties of Cuyahoga and Summit against distributors AmerisourceBergen, […]

  • Public sessions set on plans for I-69 extension’s final leg

    MARTINSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — State officials have set three public meetings in central Indiana for updates on plans for the final leg of the Interstate 69 extension project that’s been under construction since 2008. The Indiana Department of Transportation expects significant construction to start next year upgrading the current Indiana 37 corridor between Martinsville on I-465 on the southwest side of Indianapolis. The 26-mile section is expected to cost $1.5 billion and be open by late 2024. The public meetings are Monday […]

  • Southern Indiana school board names baseball complex after Papa John’s founder

    JEFFERSONVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A southern Indiana high school baseball complex will be named in honor of the founder of Papa John’s who opened his first pizza restaurant in the city, even though his name was last year stripped from another renovation project because he made racist comments. John Schnatter opened his first Papa John’s restaurant in Jeffersonville in 1984. In the decades that followed, the restaurant grew into a nationwide chain. But in 2017, Schnatter stepped down as CEO […]

  • US troops in Syria going to Iraq, not home as Trump claims

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — While President Donald Trump insists he’s bringing home Americans from “endless wars” in the Mideast, his Pentagon chief says all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the American military will continue operations against the Islamic State group. They aren’t coming home and the United States isn’t leaving the turbulent Middle East, according to current plans outlined by U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper before he arrived in Afghanistan on Sunday. The fight in Syria against […]

  • Hong Kong descends into chaos again as protesters defy ban

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong streets descended into chaotic scenes again on Sunday as protesters set up roadblocks and torched businesses on a main tourist drag and police responded with tear gas and a water cannon following an unauthorized pro-democracy rally. Protesters tossed firebombs and took their anger out on shops with mainland Chinese ties as they skirmished late into the evening with riot police, who unleashed numerous tear gas rounds on short notice, angering residents and passers-by. Police […]

  • Sandy Hook father awarded $450,000 from defamation suit

    MADISON, Wis. — A jury in Wisconsin has awarded $450,000 to the father of a boy killed in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting after he filed a defamation lawsuit against conspiracy theorist writers who claimed the massacre never happened. A Dane County jury on Tuesday decided the amount James Fetzer must pay Leonard Pozner, whose 6-year-old son Noah was among the 26 victims at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, on Dec. 14, 2012. Fetzer, a retired University […]

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