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Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities announce capture of Dairo Antonio Úsuga, one of country’s most wanted drug traffickers.
Oct. 23, 2021

Striking bourbon workers ratify new Heaven Hill contract

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Striking workers at one of the world's largest bourbon producers voted to a ratify a new contract Saturday, a day after announcing a tentative agreement with...
Oct. 23, 2021

Facebook dithered in curbing divisive user content in India

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — Facebook in India has been selective in curbing hate speech, misinformation and inflammatory posts, particularly anti-Muslim content, according to leaked documents obtained by The Associated...
Oct. 23, 2021

Oklahoma lawmaker criticized for Asian American comment

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Republican Oklahoma state senator is drawing criticism for referring to Asian Americans as “yellow families” during a legislative committee meeting on racial inequity. Sen. Dave...
Oct. 23, 2021

Hurricane Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit reach land by Monday as a Category 3 storm. The U.S...
Oct. 23, 2021

After California wildfire, thousands of trees to be removed

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — In the wake of California wildfires, upwards of 10,000 sequoia trees weakened by fires, drought, disease or age must be removed, work that will keep...
Oct. 23, 2021

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...
Oct. 23, 2021

Hurrican Rick gains force off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hurricane Rick gathered force Saturday off Mexico’s southern Pacific coast and is forecast to hit reach land by Monday as a Category 3 storm. The U.S...
Oct. 23, 2021

Uganda police say 1 killed, 7 injured in explosion at eatery

KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — One person was killed and seven others injured Saturday in an explosion at a restaurant in a suburb of Uganda's capital, Kampala, police said. Police said...
Oct. 23, 2021

Fires, drought weakened 10K trees near giant sequoia groves

THREE RIVERS, Calif. (AP) — Upwards of 10,000 sequoia trees weakened by wildfires, drought, disease or age must be removed in California, work that will keep a nearby highway closed...
Oct. 23, 2021

Striking bourbon workers scheduled to vote on new contract

BARDSTOWN, Ky. (AP) — Striking workers at one of the world's largest bourbon producers are scheduled to vote on a new contract on Saturday, a day after announcing a tentative...
Oct. 23, 2021

A magical trove of Ricky Jay ephemera hits auction block

NEW YORK (AP) — Conjurers, cheats, hustlers, hoaxsters, pranksters, jokesters, posturers, pretenders, sideshow showmen, armless calligraphers, mechanical marvels and popular entertainments. Those were the things that interested the grizzled Ricky...
Oct. 23, 2021

Film crew voiced complaints before fatal on-set shooting

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Alec Baldwin fatally shot a cinematographer on a New Mexico film set with a gun a crew member had assured the actor was safe, a...
Oct. 23, 2021

Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern city in Mexico

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked...
Oct. 23, 2021

Over 2,000 migrants march out of southern Mexico city

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — Over 2,000 migrants, mainly Central Americans, began walking out of a city in southern Mexico on Saturday where they have essentially been trapped. The migrants walked...
Oct. 23, 2021

Tens of thousands in Orban rally in Hungary capital Budapest

BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Tens of thousands of supporters of Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his right-wing government marched in Budapest on Saturday in a demonstration of unity behind...
Oct. 23, 2021

Uzbek president who has eased restrictions heads to new term

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbekistan's president, who has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor but has made little effort at political reform, is expected to win a...
Oct. 23, 2021

States mostly defer to union guidance for on-set gun safety

Safety standards developed by film studios and labor unions are the primary protection for actors and film crews when a scene calls for using prop guns. The industry-wide guidance is...
Oct. 23, 2021

Norway intel agency: Kongsberg-type attack will happen again

HELSINKI (AP) — Norway’s domestic intelligence agency says that such attacks as the one in the town of Kongsberg earlier this month are highly difficult to anticipate and prevent, and...
Oct. 23, 2021

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...
Oct. 23, 2021

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...
Oct. 23, 2021

Vermont marker recognizes early African American poet

GUILFORD, Vt. (AP) — Vermont has erected a historical marker recognizing Lucy Terry Prince, who wrote what is thought to be the oldest known poem by an African American. The...
Oct. 23, 2021

Officials: 16 militants, 2 soldiers killed in Pakistan raids

QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistan's security forces say they killed 16 militants in separate shootouts during raids against extremists and separatists on Saturday, with two soldiers killed in the process...
Oct. 23, 2021

EXPLAINER: 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...
Oct. 23, 2021

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...
Oct. 23, 2021

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