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UN Ambassador Nikki Haley pokes fun at herself at NY charity

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 8:46pm

Nikki Haley was introduced as the next president of the United States by comedian Jim Gaffigan at a white-tie gala in New York Thursday evening where the outgoing U.N. Ambassador poked fun at her own Indian heritage, her boss and the current political climate.

The Latest: Trump: Tester 'viciously' went after VA nominee

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:14pm

The Latest on President Donald Trump on the campaign trail (all times local):

How Sears left a mark in American shopping history

Carter Williams, KSL.com  |  Posted Oct 18th - 7:00pm

Department stores, like Sears, may be on the way out. However, the company played an important role in American consumerism.

Candidate: Many Alabama voters removed, labeled inactive

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:58pm

Congressional candidate Mallory Hagan says a concerning number of Alabama voters have been removed from active voter rolls and announced the creation of a committee to assist voters.

Mississippi governor condemns professor's political tweet

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:24pm

Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a professor's Twitter post that encouraged people to disrupt senators' meals the day Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court.

Trump says without evidence that Dems are behind 'caravan'

Zeke Miller, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:19pm

President Donald Trump suggested without evidence Thursday that Democrats or their allies are supporting a "caravan" of Central American migrants who are traveling north aiming to enter the United States.

Man rescued from Arizona mine lucky to survive fall, snakes

Anita Snow, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 6:05pm

An Arizona man who fell to the bottom of an old abandoned gold mine shaft, broke both his legs, fought off a trio of rattlesnakes and went two days without food or water before a friend heard his cries for help is lucky to be alive, said the head of a rescue team.

'Affluenza' teen's mom released on bond

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:52pm

The mother of a Texas teenager who used an "affluenza" defense in a fatal drunken-driving wreck has been released on bond.

US judge extends hold on Mississippi's 15-week abortion ban

Emily Wagster Pettus, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:35pm

A federal judge is again extending his temporary block on one of the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S.

House committees to interview Rosenstein behind closed doors

Mary Clare Jalonick, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 5:13pm

The top lawmakers on two House committees will interview Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein next week about reports that he had discussed secretly recording President Donald Trump.

Radio ad in Arkansas suggests 'lynching' if Democrats win

Andrew Demillo, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:58pm

A Republican congressman in central Arkansas and his challenger on Thursday condemned a political action committee's radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch black Americans if they win the midterm election next month.

Man accused of threatening US senator indicted in Arizona

Jacques Billeaud, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:51pm

A man accused of threatening to kidnap and kill a United States senator and his family has been indicted on federal charges in Arizona.

Wet and mild: Warm winter predicted for much of the US

Seth Borenstein, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:39pm

Winter looks wet and especially mild for much of the country, thanks to a weak El Nino brewing, U.S. meteorologists said.

Cleaning crews find cremated remains in old funeral home

Corey Williams, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 4:18pm

Several cremated remains have been found by cleaning crews at a former Detroit funeral home where mummified remains of 10 fetuses were discovered last week in a ceiling, state licensing inspectors said Thursday.

At least 240 animals rescued from 'deplorable' home

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:33pm

At least 240 animals, including more than 100 snakes, several alligators, five tortoises, two skunks, at least a dozen ferrets and some guinea pigs, have been rescued from a Pennsylvania home.

Nature-themed resort will be built at Walt Disney World

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:33pm

Walt Disney World says it's going to build a new nature-themed resort.

3rd preschool worker charged over giving melatonin to kids

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:32pm

Police have charged another Pennsylvania preschool worker after the school's owner was accused of putting the sleep aid melatonin in children's lunches.

2nd guilty plea about autistic relative held captive

Janet McConnaughey, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:26pm

A New Orleans-area man has admitted keeping an autistic relative captive in a tent, a shed and a cage installed for animals in the back yard of the trailer home he shared with his mother, stepfather and stepsister. Jody Lambert of Amite also admitted shoving the woman to the ground, regularly insulting and threatening her, and knowing about other physical and emotional abuse.

Trump administration seeks prompt immigration ruling

Sudhin Thanawala, Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:24pm

The Trump administration said it will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene if a federal appeals court does not rule soon on the administration's decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.

Officials: Body found in Virginia river is Florence victim

The Associated Press  |  Posted Oct 18th - 3:11pm

The death toll from Hurricane Florence has increased again, more than a month after the storm made landfall in North Carolina.