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Updated at 4:10 PM

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) " People in cars and trucks rolled into the wildfire-ravaged city of Gatlinburg on Friday to get a first look at what remained of their homes and businesses, and a mayor raised the death toll to 13, including a woman who died of a heart attack during the firestorm. Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters also increased the number of buildings damaged, saying it now approaches 1,000. "I can't describe to you the feelings we have over this tragedy," he said during a...

Updated at 4:09 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " President Barack Obama says the former Portuguese prime minister who will lead the U.N. beginning Jan. 1. has already proven to be an effective leader. Obama says having Antonio Guterres as U.N. secretary-general will be...

Updated at 4:05 PM

ROME (AP) " The United States and Russia are studying new ways to break a monthslong diplomatic deadlock over how to stop the fighting in the Syrian city of Aleppo, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday. He said the "ideas" will be...

Updated at 4:03 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The Republican-led House on Friday overwhelmingly backed a $611 billion defense policy bill that rejects a number of President Barack Obama's key proposals for managing the nation's vast military enterprise. Lawmakers...

Updated at 4:01 PM

HILLSBORO, Ore. (AP) " A 4-year-old macaw named "Bird" is an instant celebrity after appearing in a booking mug shot in Oregon with his unfortunate owner. The Washington County Sheriff's Department says Craig Buckner left Bird in a tree...

Updated at 3:59 PM

LJUBLJANA, Slovenia (AP) " No more Melania Trump honey, cakes, shoes and underwear for Slovenians. The future U.S. first lady has hired a law firm in her native country to protect her name and image from being used on numerous products that...

Updated at 3:56 PM

MONACO (AP) " The world's fastest man is slowing down. Usain Bolt again said he doesn't plan to run the 200 meters in his final season, realizing that his world record of 19.19 seconds is now likely beyond him. Speaking Friday in...

Updated at 3:55 PM

BERLIN (AP) " The wrought iron gate to the Nazis' Dachau concentration camp that was stolen two years ago, prompting an international outcry, appears to have been found in western Norway, police said Friday. The gate, bearing the slogan...

Updated at 3:54 PM

GENEVA (AP) " The Geneva prosecutor's office has confiscated nine cultural artifacts including a sculpted head of Aphrodite and two bas-reliefs that were allegedly stolen from Yemen, Libya and the site of ancient Palmyra in Syria. The...

Updated at 3:46 PM

LANSING, Mich. (AP) " Supporters of Republican Donald Trump filed a federal lawsuit trying to halt Wisconsin's ongoing presidential recount, and Michigan's attorney general on Friday sued to stop a recount from happening in his state. The...

Updated at 3:45 PM

The Los Angeles bid committee for the 2024 Olympics is projecting a $5.3 billion budget, less than half the cost of the recently completed Rio Games. The LA bid committee released the budget on Friday. The bid is about a quarter of Tokyo's...

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