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  1. North Korean embassies work on raising money to send back home

    10.07 / 22:45 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    North Korean diplomats and their underlings have brokered deals for weapons and drugs and more mundane products like machine tools and…
  2. Official: Ghana gas station explosions kill number of people

    10.07 / 22:45 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    ACCRA, Ghana (AP) — Ghana’s deputy information minister says a tanker explosion at a gas-filling station, followed by a secondary blast, has left a number of casualties in the Legon suburb in northwest Accra. Kojo Oppong-Nkrumah said the gas tanker exploded Saturday near the station and the initial fire has been controlled. He said fire […
  3. Montana mayoral candidate only needs 1 vote — his — to win

    10.07 / 22:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    MANHATTAN, Mont. (AP) — There’s only one person running for mayor of Manhattan, Montana and he only needs to vote for himself to win. The Bozeman Daily Chronicle reports that Glen Clements was the only person to apply to be a write-in candidate for the position on the November ballot. Under Montana law, any other […
  4. Extreme weather a big test for Tokyo’s elaborate defense against flooding

    10.07 / 22:23 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    Across Japan, rainfall measuring more than 2 inches an hour has increased 30 percent over the past three decades, the Japan Meteorological Agency estimates. The frequency of rainfall of more than 3 inches an hour has jumped 70…
  5. Authorities seize 76 pounds of methamphetamine in Oregon

    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Authorities arrested three men in western Oregon and seized handguns, more than $50,000 in cash and 76 pounds of methamphetamine. The Statesman Journal reports (http://stjr.nl/2y0RIRv ) that the men from Hubbard were arrested over a three-day period beginning on Monday after a joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and Linn […
  6. Tulsa businessman to join crowded field for governor in 2018

    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A Tulsa businessman is the latest candidate to jump into the race for the Republican nomination for Oklahoma governor in 2018. Kevin Stitt has scheduled news conferences on Monday in Jenks, Edmond and Lawton to formally announce his candidacy. The 44-year-old father of six is the chief operating officer of Gateway […
  7. Arkansas church named for martyred Oklahoma priest

    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    DECATUR, Ark. (AP) — A small Arkansas church has been named in honor of a martyred priest from Oklahoma. The Oklahoman reports the Catholic church in Decatur has been dedicated as a mission and named the Blessed Stanley Rother Catholic Church. The Most Rev. Anthony Taylor, bishop of the Diocese of Little Rock, says the […
  8. 3 arrested during protest at Virginia University event

    10.07 / 22:05 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Three people have been arrested following a protest during a bicentennial celebration at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville. The star-studded Friday night show featured performances by Leslie Odom Jr., the star of Broadway’s “Hamilton” and the Goo Goo Dolls. The Daily Progress reports that as journalist Katie Couric, a university […
  9. Opinion: Payments to Nebraska Parole Board members improper

    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A legal opinion issued by the Nebraska Attorney General’s Office says nearly $58,000 in payments made to three departing Nebraska Parole Board members for unused sick and vacation time were improper. The Omaha World-Herald reports that the opinion, issued Friday, agreed with a finding by the State Auditor’s Office that the […
  10. Colorado officials won’t release Roan Plateau culling data

    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (AP) — Colorado wildlife officials are refusing to release the results of the first year of culling mountain lions and bears on the Roan Plateau. The Daily Sentinel reports that Colorado Parks and Wildlife turned down its request for the information because of a lawsuit challenging the program, which is aimed at […
  11. TSA warns of man trying to enter restricted airport areas

    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal Transportation Security Administration is warning officials to be on the lookout for a man who has tried to gain unauthorized access to airports across the country, most recently in Maryland. TSA said in a recent warning that Ahmed Olasunkahmi Salau has tried for at least a year to access restricted […
  12. Davenport woman pleads guilty to stealing from association

    10.07 / 20:25 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) — A Davenport woman has pleaded guilty to stealing more than $150,000 from the School Nutrition Association of Iowa. The Quad-City Times reports that 74-year-old Norma Jean Adams pleaded guilty Friday to commission of an unlawful activity. She faces up to 25 years in prison when she’s sentenced at a later date. […
  13. Ohio man among soldiers killed and hurt at US army base

    10.07 / 20:10 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) — Officials say an Army private from Ohio has been killed after a military vehicle struck a formation of soldiers at a training base in South Carolina. The Ohio soldier killed Friday at Fort Jackson has been identified as Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft, of Cincinnati. A soldier from Tennessee also was killed. […
  14. Fairbanks home heat initiative cleared for 2018 ballot

    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — Voters will get to decide if they want to prohibit the Fairbanks North Star Borough from regulating heating appliances and combustible fuels after a petition initiative received the required number of signatures to get on the city’s ballot next year. While the group of Alaska residents who are pushing to roll […
  15. Corner store owner shot during apparent robbery attempt

    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police say a Philadelphia corner store owner was critically injured in a shooting during an apparent attempted robbery. A police spokeswoman says officers were called to Freddy Grocery in the Mantua neighborhood of west Philadelphia just after 8:30 p.m. Friday. Investigators said a customer found the 49-year-old woman behind the counter with […
  16. Economic development surging in New Mexico tribal community

    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    ZUNI PUEBLO, N.M. (AP) — An entire neighborhood dating back to the mid-1900s is being remodeled. There’s a building boom going on in Zuni Pueblo in western New Mexico. Zuni Councilwoman Virginia Chavez told the Gallup Independent (http://bit.ly/1jl8YBA) that economic development was the focus when she ran for office in 2014 and pledged her support […
  17. Police probe letter calling on day care to fire black worker

    10.07 / 19:35 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating an anonymous letter calling on a Pennsylvania day care center to fire a black worker because of her skin color. The (Allentown) Morning Call reports that the Bridge 2 Creative Leaning Center in Whitehall Township received an envelope Tuesday containing letters addressed to the owner and a worker. […
  18. Oklahoma judge again overturns medical abortion restriction

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Attorneys say an Oklahoma judge has again overturned a state law restricting a woman’s access to drug-induced abortions. Attorney Autumn Katz with the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights says Friday’s ruling by Oklahoma County District Judge Patricia Parrish overturns a 2014 state law that banned “off-label” use of medication used […
  19. Authorities suspect in Pasadena birthday shooting

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — Authorities have killed a man suspected of shooting and wounding two people at a birthday party in Pasadena. The 28-year-old Pasadena man died Friday. His name wasn’t released. A task force that included local, state and federal agents had been looking for the man, who was spotted Friday afternoon in a […
  20. Girl hurt in fall from Ferris wheel at Richmond carnival

    10.07 / 16:20 o.seattletimes.com O.seattletimes.com - World
    RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — A fire official says a young girl was taken to a hospital with injuries not considered life-threatening after she fell from a Ferris wheel at a carnival in Richmond. Fire Department Battalion Chief Bailey Martin tells the Richmond Times-Dispatch the girl fell about 10 feet Friday night. He says the ride […