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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 8:03 P.M.

DEA backs down on plan to ban kratom

In an unprecedented move, the Drug Enforcement Administration said it will withdraw its plan to place an emergency ban on kratom after an outcry from users and scientists who say the green leaf shows promise as a way to manage pain and opiate addiction.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 7:43 P.M.

Student pilot dies in apparent suicide attempt

A flight instructor and a student pilot had an altercation inside the cockpit of a small plane, and the instructor was unable to regain control from the trainee before the plane crashed near the headquarters of a military jet engine manufacturer, killing the student, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation into what happened said Wednesday.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 7:22 P.M.

Judge extends voter registration in battleground Florida

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – A federal judge on Wednesday extended voter registration until Oct. 18 in the battleground state of Florida, due to the disruption and damage from Hurricane Matthew. During a hearing Wednesday, U.S. District Judge Mark Walker agreed to ...

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In this Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016 photo, floodwater from Hurricane Matthew surrounds buildings in the southwest end of Goldsboro, N.C. In North Carolina, tens of thousands of people have been warned to move to higher ground since the hurricane drenched the state. (Casey Mozingo / The Goldsboro News-Argus via AP)

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 8:23 A.M.

Time to go: North Carolina urges evacuations before flooding

GREENVILLE, N.C. – Police officers and firefighters in eastern North Carolina cruised low-lying areas and shouted a simple message from bullhorns: Get out before the floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew arrive. Thousands of people were ordered to evacuate, and officials warned ...

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 8:17 A.M.

Remains of sailor killed at Pearl Harbor returning home

CONCORD, N.H. – Nearly 75 years after he died during the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, the remains of Navy Fireman 3rd Class Edwin Hopkins are coming home to New Hampshire. Hopkins was one of 429 men who died when the ship they were on, the USS Oklahoma, was hit by torpedoes Dec. 7, 1941, and sunk. Thirty-two men were rescued, but 14 Marines and 415 sailors were killed. Many of them, including Hopkins, were buried as “unknowns” in a Hawaii cemetery.

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WEDNESDAY, OCT. 12, 2016, 8:08 A.M.

Worries in Thailand grow over ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who has led country since 1946

BANGKOK – Thais chanted prayers Wednesday as the country’s stock market and currency tumbled and the prime minister canceled an overseas trip amid concerns about long-ailing King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s health. His son, the crown prince, returned home from Germany, as Thais in pink shirts – a color associated with the king – gathered outside Siriraj hospital in Bangkok, which has been his home for much of the last decade.

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TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 9:39 P.M.

Trump declares war on the Republican Party four weeks before Election Day

Donald Trump declared war on the Republican establishment Tuesday, lashing out at House Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. John McCain and other GOP elected officials as his supporters geared up to join the fight amid extraordinary turmoil within the party just four weeks before Election Day. One day after Ryan announced he would no longer campaign on Trump’s behalf, the GOP nominee said as part of a barrage of tweets that the top-ranking Republican is “weak and ineffective” and is providing “zero support” for his candidacy. Trump also declared “the shackles have been taken off” him, liberating him to “fight for America the way I want to.”

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Excavators are in place as work resumed Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016, on the four-state Dakota Access pipeline near St. Anthony, N.D. A federal appeals court ruling on Sunday cleared the way for work to resume on private land in North Dakota that's near a camp where thousands of protesters supporting tribal rights have gathered for months. (Blake Nicholson / AP)

TUESDAY, OCT. 11, 2016, 7:18 P.M.

Dakota Access pipeline work resumes near site of protest

Texas-based Energy Transfer Partners resumed digging trenches and laying pipe, Morton County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Rob Keller said, a move that comes in light of Sunday’s federal appeals court ruling that allowed construction to resume within 20 miles of Lake Oahe. That Missouri River reservoir is the water supply for the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe’s reservation.

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