• Ecuador's Correa names successor for 2017 election

    Ecuador's ruling party on Saturday named Lenin Moreno -- who uses a wheelchair and has been a champion of the rights of people with disabilities -- as its candidate to succeed President Rafael Correa. "I accept," shot back a smiling Moreno, 63, a public administration graduate who is paralyzed

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  • Spain's Socialist Party chief steps down

    Spain's Socialist chief Pedro Sanchez quit Saturday after high-ranking party members staged a rebellion against him, in a move that could pave the way to unblocking the country's political paralysis. Weakened by dismal results in general and regional elections, the Socialist party (PSOE) is

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  • Hurricane Matthew soaks Colombia, heads for Jamaica, Haiti

    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 threatened Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba.

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  • The Latest: Trump tries to attract Sanders' supporters

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the 2016 campaign (all times EDT):

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  • Hundreds march in memory of man shot by police in California

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Alfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, was remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family.

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  • Governor hopefuls distancing themselves from Clinton, Trump

    In West Virginia, the Democrat running for governor has defended the coal industry while decrying his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton. In Vermont, the Republican nominee for governor declared ...

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  • Curtis Roosevelt, grandson of FDR, dies at 86

    PARIS (AP) — Curtis Roosevelt, who lived in the White House as a child when his grandfather was president and worked for two decades at the United Nations, has died at 86.

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  • The Latest: Father of man killed by officer addresses rally

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on a police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb (all times local):

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  • Russia warns against US attack on Syrian forces

    Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on ...

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  • Marijuana labs spawn lethal explosions across the country

    An explosion that destroyed a New York City home and killed a firefighter has drawn attention to marijuana-making methods that are legal in many states — but can also be lethal. A New York fire battalion ...

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  • Black-clad Poles protest proposal to completely ban abortion

    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.

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  • NTSB probe of deadly crash focuses on engineer, black box

    Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey. THE INVESTIGATION The National Transportation ...

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  • Pakistanis turn flag ceremony near Indian border into rally

    WAGHA, Pakistan (AP) — A routine daily flag-lowering ceremony at an Indian-Pakistani border crossing became a show of strength and patriotism Saturday on the Pakistani side thanks to simmering tensions between the two nuclear-armed neighbors.

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  • Powerful Hurricane Matthew churns towards Jamaica, Haiti

    Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful Caribbean storm in a decade, churned towards Jamaica and Haiti Saturday on a path that forecasters said could eventually take it to the eastern United States. Briefly a top threat overnight as a furious Category 5 storm on the 1-5 Saffir-Simpson scale, Matthew has

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  • Spain's Socialists oust party leader in bid to end deadlock

    MADRID (AP) — Spain's Socialists have voted against party leader Pedro Sanchez in a move that seeks to end the party's internal divisions and possibly resolve the country's nine months of political deadlock.

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  • Oldest living gorilla has a new great-grandbaby, JJ

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The longest-living gorilla on record has another great-grandbaby.

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  • Judge orders reopening of El Salvador military massacre case

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A judge in El Salvador has ordered prosecutors to reopen a probe into one of the most notorious massacres in recent history: the army's slaying of hundreds of people in the village of El Mozote.

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  • Mexico's Colima volcano erupts, 3 hamlets evacuated

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Eruptions at the Colima volcano in western Mexico continued Saturday, forcing authorities to evacuate hundreds of people from three hamlets on the volcano's slopes.

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  • Floods' pain still felt 1 year later in rural South Carolina

    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.

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  • Aleppo hospital hit as Syria army presses assault

    The largest hospital in rebel-held east Aleppo was bombed on Saturday for the second time in days as Syrian government forces pressed a Russian-backed offensive to retake the entire city. Aleppo, once Syria's vibrant commercial powerhouse, is now at the heart of a major military campaign by President

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  • French police, migrants clash near Calais camp

    French police used tear gas and water cannon to put down violent clashes with migrants and activists who attempted to hold a banned rally beside the squalid "Jungle" camp in Calais on Saturday, regional authorities said. The confrontation, the worst since February, lasted some three hours

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  • Ukraine army, rebels pull back troops from eastern town

    Ukraine's army and pro-Russian separatists both announced Saturday the pull back of their troops from a small eastern city as agreed in a demilitarisation accord signed last month. Ukrainian military spokesman Valentyn Shevchenko told AFP that both sides had moved their forces to several kilometres

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  • French police clash with protesters backing Calais migrants

    CALAIS, France (AP) — French police have fired tear gas and water cannons on protesters defending migrants in the northern city of Calais as the government prepares to shut down the city's notorious migrant camp.

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  • Correction: Alabama Chief Justice story

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — In a story Sept. 30 about suspended Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore, The Associated Press erroneously reported the age limit for judges could be raised if voters approve a measure on the November ballot to do so. The measure applies to other elected offices, but not judges.

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  • Life normal in Pakistani Kashmir, but tense on Indian side

    BAGSAR, Pakistan (AP) — Life seems quite normal in the villages along the Pakistani side of Kashmir. But on the Indian side, villagers are spending sleepless nights in temporary shelters amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals.

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