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Rescuers conduct search houses for survivors after a landslide struck a village in Naga city, Cebu province central Philippines on Thursday Sept. 20, 2018. A landslide set off by heavy rains buried homes under part of a mountainside in the central Philippines on Thursday, and several people are feared buried, including two who sent text messages seeking help. (AP Photo)
September 20, 2018 - 3:17 am
MANILA, Philippines (AP) — A massive landslide buried dozens of homes in two villages near a central Philippine mountain Thursday, killing at least four people and sending rescuers scrambling to find survivors after some sent cellphone text messages pleading for help. The avalanche surged down on...
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South Korean President Moon Jae-in, second from right, and his wife Kim Jung-sook, right, stand with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, second from left, and his wife Ri Sol Ju on the Mount Paektu in North Korea, Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (Pyongyang Press Corps Pool via AP)
September 20, 2018 - 3:12 am
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The leaders of the rival Koreas took to the road for the final day of their summit Thursday, standing on the peak of a beautiful volcano considered sacred in the North and a centerpiece of propaganda used to legitimize the Kim family's rule, their hands clasped and...
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September 19, 2018 - 11:06 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge will decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco is set for a Thursday sentencing in Manhattan federal court. Prosecutors say he should serve well...
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Emergency personnel arrive on the scene of a shooting at a software company in Middleton, Wis., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. Four people were shot and wounded during the shooting in the suburb of Madison, according to a city administrator. (Steve Apps/Wisconsin State Journal via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:49 pm
MIDDLETON, Wis. (AP) — The Latest on a shooting at a software company in Wisconsin (all times local): 8:50 p.m. Officials at a Wisconsin software company say they're "heartbroken" one of their employees shot four people in the office. WTS Paradigm Marketing Manager Ryan Mayrand said in a statement...
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In this aerial photo taken Sept. 18, 2018 and released by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an industrial site and a chicken farm outside Wallace, N.C., is seen that has been flooded by the nearby Northeast Cape Fear River following drenching rains from Hurricane Florence. (NOAA via AP)
September 19, 2018 - 9:16 pm
Aerial photographs show widespread devastation to farms and industrial sites in eastern North Carolina, with tell-tale trails of rainbow-colored sheen indicating potential contamination visible on top of the black floodwaters. However, conditions remain so bad more than five days after Hurricane...
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A vehicle carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is surrounded by his supporters following his release from prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Islamabad High Court set him and his daughter and son-in-law free on bail Wednesday pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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Maine Johnson with the city's communications department, takes photos of the Cape Fear River after its projected time of cresting in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 5:50 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for at least 37 deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental health...
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Maine Johnson with the city's communications department, takes photos of the Cape Fear River after its projected time of cresting in Fayetteville, N.C., Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. (AP Photo/David Goldman)
September 19, 2018 - 5:11 pm
WILMINGTON, N.C. (AP) — Exhaustion and frustration are building in the Carolinas as thousands of people wait to go home days after Hurricane Florence unleashed epic floods blamed for nearly three dozen deaths, including those of two women who drowned when a sheriff's van taking them to a mental...
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This Monday, Sept. 17, 2018 photo shows rising flood waters in the Pee Dee area in Marion County, S.C. Two female mental health patients detained for medical transport drowned Tuesday, Sept. 18, when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising floodwaters, according to authorities. Officials said that the transport van was near the Little Pee Dee River, one of the bodies of water that state officials are watching following the heavy rains of Florence. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard)
September 19, 2018 - 3:58 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Two women who were being transported to a mental health facility drowned when a sheriff's department van was swept away in rising South Carolina floodwaters, according to authorities. Two Horry County deputies were driving a van carrying the two women in the back on Tuesday...
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September 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A federal judge in Connecticut has dismissed a lawsuit by 60 former professional wrestlers who claimed World Wrestling Entertainment failed to protect them from repeated head trauma including concussions that led to brain damage. U.S. District Judge Vanessa Bryant in Hartford...
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