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Elderly woman fears home loss in Atlanta flood-control plan

Kathleen Foody, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 11:20am

Mattie Jackson's screened porch has an open-door policy. Relatives and friends are likely to walk up at any time and take a seat on the green iron furniture next to the woman known best as "Miss Mattie" in southeast Atlanta's Peoplestown neighborhood.

Residents of contaminated town wary of government efforts

Martha Waggoner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 11:10am

In the little town of Navassa, work has always been hard and dirty.

Former UK Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe dies at 88

Gregory Katz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:40am

Former British Treasury chief Geoffrey Howe, a prominent figure in Margaret Thatcher's government who helped bring about her downfall after they parted ways over policy toward Europe, has died at 88.

Ohio leaves response plans for campus shooters to colleges

Ann Sanner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:01am

Ohio takes a hands-off approach to "active shooter" training on college campuses, leaving the policies up to schools to develop.

Turkey imposes news blackout on 'gruesome' blast images

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 8:21am

Turkey's government says it has imposed a temporary news blackout following two blasts that killed 86 people who were gathering for a peace rally in the capital Ankara. The attack was Turkey's deadliest in recent years.

Thousands demonstrate in Germany against EU-US trade deal

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 7:50am

Tens of thousands of people marched through downtown Berlin on Saturday to protest a planned trans-Atlantic free trade pact.

Future of New York City mass transit hinges on funding fight

David Klepper and Jonathan Lemire, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 9:10pm

The New York subway system was a gleaming symbol of American ingenuity when it opened in 1904. Now it rattles along past aging stops, controlled by cloth-insulated electrical wiring and signal devices almost as old as the tunnels themselves.

Judge issues restraining order that allows Uber in Rio

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 8:11pm

A Brazilian judge has issued a temporary restraining order against recently approved legislation that banned the use of smartphone-based ride-hailing-apps like Uber in Rio de Janeiro, the country's second largest city.

Development banks boost funding to fight climate change

Frank Bajak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:20pm

The world's top development banks pledged Friday to boost their funding to lessen climate change's impact, aiming for the goal of $100 billion a year that rich countries have pledged to transfer to developing countries by 2020.

Anti-violence programs shut down as Chicago shootings climb

Sara Burnett, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:12pm

Captured in a documentary that brought national attention to Chicago's violence, CeaseFire deployed former gang members and felons to intervene in feuds that too often ended in fatal gunfire on the city's streets.

New California law extends privacy rights to electronic data

Bree Fowler, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 6:22pm

California will require police to get a court order before they can search messages, photos and other digital data stored on phones or company servers in the nation's most-populous state.

First lady christens Navy submarine named after Illinois

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 12:00pm

First lady Michelle Obama has christened a Navy submarine named after her home state by breaking a bottle of champagne against the hull of the USS Illinois.

FCC to consider further cutting cost of calls for inmates

Heather Hollingsworth, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:20am

The Federal Communications Commission is moving to further limit how much companies can charge for phone calls made from jails and prisons, capping rates on all types of calls.

Tegna, Dish spar over contract fees

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 10:00am

TV station operator Tegna Inc. has cut off Dish Network subscribers' access to its local channels in more than three dozen markets because of a contract dispute between the two sides.

Woman shoots at 2 people picking apples in northern Michigan

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 9:50am

A 30-year-old woman has been charged after two people were shot at while picking apples in northern Michigan.

Nurse unionization push stalls at IU Health hospitals

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 8:41am

The efforts to unionize more than 3,900 nurses at three Indiana University Health hospitals have stalled.

Agency cuts Catalonia's credit rating amid political tension

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 3:50am

Uncertainty over Catalonia's political future is set to hurt the independence-minded Spanish region's public finances after an international agency lowered its credit rating.

Gas container explodes in restaurant in China, killing 17

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:31am

A liquefied gas container exploded in a restaurant in eastern China at lunchtime on Saturday, causing a fire and killing 17 people, according to a local authority.

Rep. Donna Edwards to hold annual college and career fair

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 10th - 2:21am

Rep. Donna Edwards is hosting her annual College and Career Fair.

The Latest: California to extend health coverage to all kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 9th - 7:11pm

The Latest on California legislation acted upon by Gov. Jerry Brown ahead of a Sunday deadline (All times local):