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Food, water, ride: Guatemalans aid Honduran caravan migrants
ZACAPA, Guatemala (AP) — Sweaty, sunburned and exhausted, Jonathan Zuniga had been carrying his 1-year-old baby in his arms for five hours when help arrived unexpectedly from a local woman who offered him a used baby carriage. "Thank you, thank you very much," Zuniga told her, accepting the gift with a broad grin.... Read More
The Latest: Residents return to devastated Mexico Beach
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11:25 a.m. Residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach are returning home for the first time since Hurricane Michael to see homes devastated by wind and water and pieces of their lives scattered across the Florida sand. Nancy Register sobbed... Read More
Migrants moving again in Guatemala, Trump targets Democrats
CHIQUIMULA, Guatemala (AP) — More than 2,000 Honduran migrants traveling en masse through Guatemala resumed their journey toward the United States on Wednesday as U.S. President Donald Trump sought to turn the caravan into a political issue three weeks before midterm elections. A day after warning Central American... Read More
Builder sues over $2 billion San Francisco transit center
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The general contractor that managed San Francisco's troubled $2 billion transit terminal is suing the agency in charge of the project alleging faulty design and mismanagement. The joint venture of Webcor Builders and Obayashi Corp. filed the lawsuit Tuesday in San Francisco. It alleges design... Read More
The Latest: Officials deny $2 billion transit center lawsuit
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Latest on lawsuits over a $2 billion transit terminal in San Francisco (all times local): 4 p.m. The agency in charge of a troubled $2 billion San Francisco transit terminal is fighting back against a lawsuit filed by the general contractor that managed the project's construction. The... Read More
Smithsonian museum to receive Matthew Shepard collection
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A collection of Matthew Shepard's papers and personal objects will be donated to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History. A news release from the Smithsonian says the museum will accept the donation from Shepard's parents, Judy and Dennis Shepard, in Washington on Oct. 25.... Read More
Mexico Beach residents return home again _ some to no home
MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — With stunned faces and tears, residents of hard-hit Mexico Beach returned home for the first time Wednesday about a week after Hurricane Michael hit to find pieces of their lives scattered across the sand and a community altered. Nancy Register sobbed uncontrollably after finding no trace... Read More
Jubilant customers light up as pot sales begin in Canada
MONTREAL (AP) — Jubilant customers stood in long lines for hours then lit up and celebrated on sidewalks Wednesday as Canada became the world's largest legal marijuana marketplace. In Toronto, people smoked joints as soon as they rolled out of bed in a big "wake and bake" celebration. In Alberta, a government... Read More
California zoo euthanizes beloved 47-year-old elephant
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (AP) — A California zoo had to euthanize one of its most beloved and oldest residents, a 47-year-old Asian elephant named Sujatha, officials said Wednesday. Sujatha was euthanized in her enclosure on Tuesday surrounded by her caretakers at the Santa Barbara Zoo. CEO Rich Block said in a... Read More
Business Highlights
___ Tesla secures land in Shanghai for first factory outside US BEIJING (AP) — Electric auto brand Tesla Inc. says it has secured land in Shanghai for its first factory outside the United States, pushing ahead despite mounting U.S.-Chinese trade tensions. The California-based company announced plans for the... Read More
Melania Trump visits babies, moms affected by opioid crisis
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump toured a hospital's neonatal care unit Wednesday to learn about the treatment given to newborns experiencing opioid withdrawal, after she was initially delayed by mechanical problems on her plane. Her flight was forced to return to a Washington-area military base... Read More
The Latest: Pot activist complains about new Canada law
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The Latest on Canada's legalization of recreational marijuana (all times local): 1:15 p.m. A long-time cannabis advocate says the legalization of recreational marijuana in Canada is a remarkable step forward, but many flaws remain in the law. Dana Larsen is the founding member... Read More
Beaches closed on the French Riviera due to oil pellets
PARIS (AP) — France's Ecology Ministry says pellets of oil have reached Mediterranean beaches near Saint-Tropez on the French Riviera ten days after two cargo ships collided north of the island of Corsica. It said those beaches were closed to the public Wednesday and agents were going to be mobilized to collect... Read More
French, Japanese leaders to discuss case of missing tourist
PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron promised to discuss with Japan's prime minister the case of a French tourist who disappeared in Japan in July. As Macron was greeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday at the presidential palace in Paris, the sister of Tiphaine Veron asked the French... Read More
Major London rail hub suffers disruption
LONDON (AP) — Rail travel at Paddington — one of London's busiest stations — was disrupted Wednesday after a train damaged overhead electrical wires, touching off a wave of cancellations that affected thousands. Great Western Rail said the damage was caused by a Hitachi test train operating between London and... Read More
Melania Trump to focus on opioids, newborns in hospital tour
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — First lady Melania Trump is visiting Philadelphia on Wednesday to meet with families of children who were affected by exposure to opioids while in the womb. Mrs. Trump is being joined on her visit to Thomas Jefferson University Hospital by U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.... Read More
Tuesday's Sports in Brief
PRO FOOTBALL NEW YORK (AP) — The co-owner of the New York Giants is embarrassed by the team's second straight 1-5 start and he wants star receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to make his highlights on the field instead of getting recognition from off-the-field comments. Speaking before the fall meeting of the NFL owners,... Read More
Shanghai airport automates check-in with facial recognition
SHANGHAI (AP) — It's now possible to check in automatically at Shanghai's Hongqiao airport using facial recognition technology, part of an ambitious rollout of facial recognition systems in China that has raised privacy concerns as Beijing pushes to become a global leader in the field. Shanghai Hongqiao... Read More
California agency, gas tax backers worked closely together
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — As the political battle to overturn California's gas tax increase intensified, the state transportation agency coordinated frequently with the public affairs firm working to block the repeal on behalf of unions, construction companies and local government groups, emails obtained by The... Read More
Fall foliage, tradition, wildlife star in PBS' 'AutumnWatch'
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Attention would-be leaf peepers: Even if fall is a bit player where you live, PBS has got you covered. A three-night public TV series, "AutumnWatch New England," promises to showcase the colorful landscape and other seasonal glories. Among the live and pre-taped segments are time-lapse video of... Read More