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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump pauses during a meeting with members of the National Border Patrol Council at Trump Tower, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in New York. (Evan Vucci / AP)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 6:36 P.M.

Trump’s shocking crude comments on women leave him reeling

Editor’s note: This story contains sexually explicit language that readers may find offensive. Donald Trump reeled Friday under revelations of shockingly crude comments he made about women, dangerously undermining the Republican’s latest attempts to steady a presidential bid at risk of imploding.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 1:32 P.M.

Utah teen deaths probed amid national synthetic drug wave

Police are investigated the deaths of two 13-year-old boys in the Utah ski-resort town of Park City that may be connected to a new synthetic drug found at entertainer Prince’s estate as law enforcement around the country struggles with a national epidemic of opioid drugs.

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In this Oct. 5, 2016, photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during the opening session of the newly elected State Duma, Russia's lower house of parliament, in Moscow, Russia. The U.S. on Oct. 7 blamed the Russian government for the hacking of political sites and accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. (Alexei Nikolsky / AP)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 1:20 P.M.

U.S. accuses Russia of hacking political sites

WASHINGTON – The U.S. on Friday blamed the Russian government for the hacking of political sites and accused Moscow of trying to interfere with the upcoming presidential election. Pressure has been mounting on the Obama administration to call out Russia ...

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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump shakes hands with Art Delcueto during a meeting with members of the National Border Patrol Council at Trump Tower, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016, in New York. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 1:12 P.M.

Trump suggests immigrants allowed in illegally to vote

Seizing on comments from a Border Patrol union leader, Donald Trump said Friday that agents have been told to allow immigrants into the United States illegally “so they can vote in the election.” But he offered no evidence to support his most recent claim that presidential voting may be tainted by fraud.

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Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, looks on as Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a national security meeting with advisers at Trump Tower in early October in New York. (Evan Vucci / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 1:08 P.M.

APNewsBreak: UN criticism of Trump prompts Russian response

Russia’s government lodged a formal complaint last month with the United Nations over a top U.N. official’s condemnations of Donald Trump and some European politicians, diplomats told The Associated Press, an intervention that underscores the unusual links between the Republican presidential nominee and the Kremlin.

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FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 9:11 A.M.

Stork hides in zoo restroom to duck Hurricane Matthew

ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. – Humans aren’t the only ones hunkering down as Hurricane Matthew batters Florida. A stork has apparently found refuge in a zoo bathroom. The St. Augustine Alligator Farm and Zoological Park has shared a photo of a marabou stork inside a bathroom at the facility. The zoo’s Facebook page jokes in the caption, “no species discrimination in this bathroom!”

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Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos is embraced by his wife Maria Clemencia Rodriguez after speaking to journalists at the presidential palace in Bogota, Colombia, Friday, Oct. 7, 2016. Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize Friday, just days after voters narrowly rejected a peace deal he signed with rebels of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, FARC. (Fernando Vergara / AP)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 7:15 A.M.

Colombian leader Juan Manuel Santos wins Nobel Peace Prize

BOGOTA, Colombia – Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos won the Nobel Peace Prize on Friday for his efforts to end Latin America’s longest-running conflict, an honor that came just five days after Colombian voters dealt him a stunning blow by rejecting a peace deal with left-wing rebels. The Norwegian Nobel Committee praised Santos for his “resolute” attempts to stop a civil war that has killed more than 200,000 Colombians and displaced millions since the 1960s.

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Trees sway from heavy rain and wind from Hurricane Matthew  in front of Exploration Tower early Friday, Oct. 7, 2016 in Cape Canaveral, Fla.   Matthew weakened slightly to a Category 3 storm with maximum sustained winds near 120 mph, but the U.S. National Hurricane Center says it's expected to remain a powerful hurricane as it moves closer to the coast.  (Craig Rubadoux/Florida Today via AP) ORG XMIT: FLROC103 (Craig Rubadoux / AP)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 7:09 A.M.

Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. – Hurricane Matthew spun dangerously close to Florida’s Atlantic coast Friday morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain that left more than 476,000 without power. Matthew was downgraded to a Category 3 hurricane overnight with the strongest winds of 120 mph just offshore as the storm pushed north, threatening hundreds of miles of coastline in Florida, Georgia and South Carolina. A 107 mph gust was recorded in Cape Canaveral.

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A woman walks past a display Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016, at the China International Chemical Industry Fair in Shanghai. Despite periodic crackdowns, people willing to skirt the law are easy to find in China’s vast, freewheeling chemicals industry, made up of an estimated 160,000 companies operating legally and illegally. (Andy Wong / Associated Press)

FRIDAY, OCT. 7, 2016, 6 A.M.

Chemical weapon for sale: China’s unregulated narcotic

It’s one of the strongest opioids in circulation, so deadly an amount smaller than a poppy seed can kill a person. Until July, when drug users in the United States started overdosing on carfentanil, the substance was best known for knocking out moose and elephants – or as a chemical weapon. Despite the dangers, Chinese vendors offer to sell carfentanil openly online, for worldwide export, no questions asked, an Associated Press investigation has found.

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THURSDAY, OCT. 6, 2016




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