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NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he agreed to settle lawsuits over Trump University because as president-elect he has to "focus on our country." In a tweet today, Trump said "the ONLY bad thing about winning the presidency is that I did not have the time to go through a long but winning trial on Trump U." It was announced yesterday that Trump had agreed to a $25 million settlement to resolve three lawsuits over his former school for real estate investors. The lawsuits alleged the school misled students and failed to deliver on its promises in programs that cost up to $35,000.

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Police in Kansas say a week-old newborn girl who disappeared after her mother was shot to death has been found alive in Dallas, and two people are in custody. Police and the FBI had been looking for the baby since Thursday. The Wichita Eagle reports that law enforcement received a tip early today that the child was in Dallas.

WARSAW, N.Y. (AP) — Two men face manslaughter and other charges in the deaths of two young brothers who fell over a 70-foot waterfall in western New York. Chad Staley and Tyler Jennings were with a group of boys that left a designated trail at Letchworth State Park in June. They had gone into the water to get a better view of the falls when the two boys were washed away. Wyoming County District Attorney Donald O'Geen tells the Rochester Democrat & Chronicle that the deaths were not only tragic but also "100 percent preventable."

LAKE LURE, N.C. (AP) — Tourism is taking a hit from wildfires burning in the western North Carolina mountains. At a time when visitors usually flock to the area in search of fall color and crisp mountain air, the Chimney Rock area outside Asheville is virtually deserted in a smoky haze. Stores and restaurants are closed and houses show no signs of life. The only visitors are firefighters from across the country.

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The nation's most advanced weather satellite is scheduled to be launched today. Two-dozen meteorologists from around the country are expected to be on hand for the sunset launch form Cape Canaveral. The billion-dollar satellite will aim for a 22,300-mile-high orbit, where it will churn out the sharpest and fastest pictures yet of hurricanes, tornadoes and other U.S. weather. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration expects it to revolutionize forecasting.

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