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Airplane makes emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham Airport

Oct. 24, 2021 12:13 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A Frontier Airlines flight from Norfolk, Virginia, to Orlando made an emergency landing at Raleigh-Durham International Airport due to fumes or an odor in the cabin, officials said. News outlets report that all 102 passengers and crew were evacuated...

Uzbek president heading toward landslide win in election

Oct. 24, 2021 11:59 AM EDT

TASHKENT, Uzbekistan (AP) — Uzbeks voted Sunday in a presidential election that the incumbent is expected to win in a landslide against weak competition. Although President Shavkat Mirziyoyev has relaxed many of the policies of his dictatorial predecessor, he has made...

Nov. 2 deadline for Ida disaster unemployment applications

Oct. 24, 2021 11:42 AM EDT

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana residents who lost wages because of Hurricane Ida have until Nov. 2 to apply for disaster unemployment assistance, according to the state labor department. The Louisiana Workforce Commission said the jobless aid is available to eligible...

Taiwan shaken by 6.5-magnitude quake, woman hurt by rockfall

Oct. 24, 2021 11:41 AM EDT

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — An earthquake shook Taiwan's capital, Taipei, on Sunday and caused falling rocks that injured a woman and damaged a car. No deaths were reported. The 6.5-magnitude quake struck at 1:11 p.m. and was centered near Yilan, a city about 35 kilometers...

Missouri paid for Schmitt's Texas trip to announce lawsuit

Oct. 24, 2021 11:35 AM EDT

COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) — Missouri taxpayers paid for state Attorney General Eric Schmitt's trip to Texas last week to announce a lawsuit he filed seeking to force the restart of construction of a southern border wall. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported that Schmitt's...

Dartmouth College requires remote employees to be vaccinated

Oct. 24, 2021 11:28 AM EDT

HANOVER, N.H. (AP) — Dartmouth College is requiring employees working remotely to be vaccinated. The Valley News reports that the college expanded its vaccine mandate. It already required that employees who access Dartmouth facilities be fully vaccinated or have a...

Firearm seizures spike at Atlanta airport

Oct. 24, 2021 11:25 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal officials are reporting a spike in firearm seizures at Atlanta's international airport — part of a record year for the number of guns detected at airport security checkpoints. The Transportation Security Administration says it seized 391...

Biden hosting budget talks in Delaware with Schumer, Manchin

Oct. 24, 2021 11:23 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden was hosting two pivotal senators for meetings in Delaware on Sunday in hopes of resolving lingering disputes over Democrats' long-stalled effort to craft an expansive social and environment measure. Senate Majority Leader Chuck...

Arizona conservatives launch alternative to education group

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — A new organization calling itself a nonpartisan school board association is headed by Republican activists, including the first vice chair and treasurer of the Republican Party of Arizona, and the daughter of the chairwoman. The Arizona Coalition of...

Let computers do it: Film set tragedy spurs call to ban guns

Oct. 24, 2021 11:15 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — With computer-generated imagery, it seems the sky’s the limit in the magic Hollywood can produce: elaborate dystopian universes. Trips to outer space, for those neither astronauts nor billionaires. Immersive journeys to the future, or back to bygone eras. ...