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Updated at 3:53 PM

KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) " One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it drenched coastal Colombia and roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain. Matthew briefly reached the top hurricane classification, Category 5, and was the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007. The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said Matthew's...

Updated at 3:45 PM

ISTANBUL (AP) " Turkey's state-run news agency says parliament has extended by another year a motion allowing cross-border military operations into Syria and Iraq against Kurdish militants and the Islamic State group. The resolution, first...

Updated at 3:35 PM

NEW YORK (AP) " Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago? A cast bronze monument dedicated to the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff...

Updated at 3:32 PM

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) " The sprawling encampment that's a living protest against the four-state Dakota Access pipeline has most everything it needs to be self-sustaining " food, firewood, fresh water and shelter. Everything, that is, except...

Updated at 3:14 PM

ST. LOUIS (AP) " A woman running for a seat in the Missouri Legislature has accused a fellow Democratic candidate of raping her. Cora Faith Walker told the St. Louis Post-Dispatch (

Updated at 3:00 PM

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for Episode 4 of Marvel's Luke Cage.

Updated at 2:50 PM

WARSAW, Poland (AP) " Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, rallied Saturday in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion. Speakers at the so-called "Black Protest" said a...

Updated at 2:10 PM

SAO PAULO (AP) " In Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo, the leading mayoral candidate is a businessman who once fired people on air during a television reality show. In the country's crown jewel city of Rio de Janeiro, the front-runner is an...

Updated at 2:10 PM

LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) " Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria. The...

Updated at 2:08 PM

KINGSTREE, S.C. (AP) " A world away from South Carolina's booming coastal resorts, hundreds of homes remain unrepaired in the county hardest hit by last year's floods. Now they're getting one last push of help. A Christian group of about...

Updated at 1:52 PM

LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) " USA Luge is going halfway around the world in search of some winter. More than a dozen American lugers are expected to be on the ice Monday in Lillehammer, Norway, for the start of training for the 2016-17 season.

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