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Family seeking sanctuary in church plan to go back home

OLD LYME, Conn. (AP) — Seven months after taking sanctuary in a church to avoid deportation, a family from Pakistan is returning to their Connecticut home and resuming operations of their pizza shop as they await a ruling on their residency status. The First Congregational Church of Old ...

WhatsApp tells companies to stop spam amid elections

SAO PAULO — The WhatsApp messaging service said Friday that it has sent “cease and desist” letters to stop companies from sending bulk messages related to Brazil’s election, after a report that businessmen were bankrolling a campaign to spread fake news in support of leading far-right ...

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 58 dead

NEW DELHI — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday, killing at least 58 people and injuring dozens more, police said. The train failed to stop after the accident on the outskirts of Amritsar, a city in Punjab state, said ...

Caravan migrants break border fence, rush Mexico

TECUN UMAN, Guatemala — Central Americans traveling in a mass caravan broke through a Guatemalan border fence and streamed by the thousands toward Mexican territory Friday, defying Mexican authorities’ entreaties for an orderly migration and U.S. President Donald Trump’s threats of ...

Trump revives fiery immigration talk for ‘caravan’ election

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Donald Trump fueled his 2016 campaign with fiery immigration rhetoric, visions of hordes flowing across the border to assault Americans and steal their jobs. Now, in the final weeks before midterm elections, he’s back at it as he looks to stave off Democratic gains in ...

Woman charged with election meddling

WASHINGTON — The U.S. accused a Russian woman Friday of a sweeping effort to sway American public opinion through social media in the first federal case alleging foreign interference in the 2018 midterm election. The Justice Department unsealed the criminal complaint soon after U.S. ...

Feds: Child exploitation focus of Pennsylvania church probe

PHILADELPHIA — Two years ago, a federal prosecutor in Pittsburgh considered filing a racketeering lawsuit against a Roman Catholic diocese over its handling of child sex-abuse complaints, but left office before he could make the bold move. However, a colleague in Philadelphia is now taking ...

People in the news

Writer wins $44M in suit over song PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track’s other co-writers. A ...

Radio host Delilah shares advice about losing a child

NEW YORK — One year ago, syndicated radio host Delilah Renee Luke — known professionally as just Delilah — experienced the unimaginable: Her teenage son Zack killed himself at 18. She took some time away from her job to grieve but is now back on the air and also has a new book out ...

Neiman Marcus 2018 fantasy gifts revealed

NEW YORK — Need a $7.1 million yacht? How about jumping out of a plane on a top secret spy mission with a $315,000 price tag? Perhaps a backyard luxury clubhouse sounds better, or a million pieces of candy. A portion of proceeds goes to The Heart of Neiman Marcus Foundation for student arts ...

A victory for free speech

The litigation brought by Stormy Daniels against Donald Trump has had its day of reckoning. The adult-film star who sued the president for defamation not only lost a portion of her lawsuit but was ordered to pay the president’s legal bills. All this was a resounding victory for the freedom of ...

Backfiring against us in big way

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi Arabian journalist working for the Washington Post, is believed to have been murdered inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul last week, and now the spotlight is shining brightly on U.S.-Saudi relations. Saudi Arabia long ago hijacked American foreign policy with the ...

Reports: Missing man was killed in consulate

ISTANBUL — Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early today, acknowledging the writer’s death for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials ...

Syracuse looking to stop two-game skid

By JOHN KEKIS The Associated Press Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey has forgotten his last pass. It wasn’t so easy to do. Two weeks ago on the Orange’s first offensive play in overtime at Pittsburgh after the Panthers had opened extra time with a touchdown, the senior threw an ...

Logano earns pole for elimination race at Kansas

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Joey Logano hopped out of his car and jokingly thanked his Penske Racing team for all the wise adjustments that they made before he qualified on the pole for Sunday’s race at Kansas Speedway. The truth was they changed ...

Kansas native Bowyer plans for plenty of racing Sunday

By DAVE SKRETTA The Associated Press KANSAS CITY, Kan. — One of the first things Kansas City Chiefs general manager Brett Veach did when he learned their game against Cincinnati had been moved to Sunday night was pick up his phone and dial Clint Bowyer. Veach had met the Stewart-Haas ...

Beckham doesn’t like losing, questions on owner or H2O

By TOM CANAVAN The Associated Press EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — There are a lot of things Odell Beckham Jr. doesn’t like these days. It starts off with losing and the New York Giants’ 1-5 record. He doesn’t like the continual questions about his recent ESPN interview in which he ...

NBA Roundup: LeVert’s basket gives Nets 107-105 win over Knicks

NEW YORK (AP) — Caris LeVert had the ball in his hands in the final seconds and the chance to give his team the lead. Two nights earlier, he fumbled it away. He made the most of his second chance Friday. LeVert’s driving layup with a second left gave the Brooklyn Nets their first ...

NHL Roundup: Panthers beat Capitals for first win

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jonathan Huberdeau had a goal, two assists and the shootout winner as the Florida Panthers recovered after giving up a three-goal lead in the second period and beat the Washington Capitals 6-5 on Friday night for their first victory of the season. In a wacky, ...

Red Sox finish off Astros, head to World Series

By KRISTIE RIEKEN The Associated Press HOUSTON — What a birthday present for rookie manager Alex Cora. He’s taking the Boston Red Sox back to the World Series. David Price put his postseason woes behind him, pitching the Red Sox past the defending champion Houston Astros 4-1 Thursday ...