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LONDON (AP) — The United States and Britain are considering new economic sanctions against the Syrian and Russian governments because of their conduct in war-ravaged Aleppo. Secretary of State John Kerry and British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson say they want to increase pressure on Russia and Syria to halt airstrikes on Aleppo, Syria's largest city. After a 10-nation meeting in London, Kerry said crimes against humanity are occurring daily in Syria.

CLEVELAND (AP) — Federal authorities say an Ohio man accused of inciting violence against U.S. military members on behalf of the Islamic State group faces additional charges. Terrence McNeil of Akron was originally indicted in December on three counts each of solicitation of a crime of violence and threatening military personnel. Nine additional charges were added in a federal indictment handed up Friday. McNeil is accused of using a social media site to call for the killing and beheading of service members.

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina estimates that flooding from Hurricane Matthew has caused $1.5 billion in damage to 100,000 homes, businesses and government buildings. The estimate is based on computer models combining property records, topography and stream gauges. With floodwaters yet to recede in some communities, officials say the number could change.

SEATTLE (AP) — The National Weather Service says a storm that grew out of remnants of a typhoon hasn't been as extreme as predicted. Still, rain and winds gusting up to 30 mph are expected throughout the day in the Pacific Northwest, where thousands are without electricity. Emergency crews in Oregon and Washington worked through the night to clear trees and restore power after two days of rough weather.

LOUDON, N.H. (AP) — Pumpkins have been going ballistic at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway this weekend. Teams from as far away as Virginia came to the race track to use catapults, air guns and other kinds of launchers to send pumpkins flying. Larger items were also flung across the speedway, including cars, motorcycles and pianos.

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