• Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia

    NEW YORK (AP) — A defense lawyer says a man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh’s U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and is “an angry, sick old man” who isn’t dangerous.
    Ronald DeRisi is being held without bail after his arraignment Friday. Prosecutors say the 74-year-old left a series of voicemails threatening two senators for supporting Kavanaugh’s confirmation. The lawmakers haven’t been publicly identified.
    D
  • Coming clean: Public embrace for celeb addicts offers hope

    NEW YORK (AP) — More celebrities than ever before are going public with their addiction struggles. The momentum in sharing their journeys hasn’t been lost on those in the trenches of the recovery movement.
    Ringo Starr recently proved the point. He spoke at a fundraising gala for a recovery nonprofit about his years of drinking and drugging, and what it means to be 30 years sober.
    Some rehab facilities say they see a bump in patient influx when celebrity cases surface.
    John Hamilton o
  • Mississippi Democrat says he’d be ‘senator for everybody’

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Mike Espy is doing a balancing act as he runs for U.S. Senate in Mississippi.
    As an African-American Democrat, he needs a strong turnout of black voters. But he can’t win without some white support in a conservative Southern state where voting patterns tend to break along racial lines. While most black votes go to Democrats, the white majority leans Republican.
    Mississippi hasn’t sent a black man to the Senate since Reconstruction or a Democrat since Ronal
  • Mourinho melee as United concedes late at Chelsea

    LONDON (AP) — Ross Barkley scored in the sixth minute of injury time to earn Chelsea a 2-2 draw against Manchester United in the Premier League and spark a touchline fracas involving United manager Jose Mourinho on Saturday.
    A member of Chelsea’s coaching staff celebrated wildly in front of United’s bench and clearly angered Mourinho, who leapt to his feet and was soon in the middle of a melee that included security staff and, before long, players from both sides.
    The late goal
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  • AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal

    The post AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal appeared first on LEX18.com.
  • The Latest: Migrants wait to cross border with Mexico

    TECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):
    7:30 a.m.
    Thousands of Central American migrants participating in a caravan heading toward the United States woke up on a bridge that divides the borders of Guatemala and Mexico.
    The migrants have no fresh supplies of water or food and slept amid garbage that has piled up at the crossing. Without bathrooms, a foul odor wafted through the air.
    Jose Yanez wok
  • Police says suicide bomber strikes election polling station in Afghan capital Kabul, casualties reported

    KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Police says suicide bomber strikes election polling station in Afghan capital Kabul, casualties reported.
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  • Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China’s propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration.
    The publication last month of a four-page advertising section in the Des Moines Register opened a new battle line in China’s effort to break the administration’s resolve. U.S. farmers are a key political constituency for Trump, and Beijing has imposed tariffs on American soybeans as retaliation for Trump’s tariff
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  • Real Madrid loses again after its worst scoring drought

    MADRID (AP) — Real Madrid reached the worst scoring drought in its history in a 2-1 home loss to Levante in the Spanish league on Saturday.
    Julen Lopetegui’s team went more than 465 minutes without finding the net before Marcelo ended the streak in the second half at Santiago Bernabeu Stadium.
    Madrid hadn’t scored in four straight matches, and its winless streak is now at five games. It has lost four of its last five matches, including the last three.
    Madrid fans jeered the tea
  • Trump space force plan is grounded in real needs but hazy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has demanded that Pentagon create a new military service, a Space Force to assure “American dominance in space.” And with that demand, Trump has injected urgency into the debate over the best way to protect U.S. interests in space, both military and commercial.
    But his approach has left many struggling to understand basics such as what a Space Force would do and how much it might cost.
    The Pentagon is expected to have enough details by e
  • The Latest: London mayor joins march for new Brexit vote

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on anti-Brexit protest Saturday in London (all times local):
    2 p.m.
    London Mayor Sadiq Khan has joined thousands of voters calling for a second Brexit referendum at a major demonstration.
    Khan said Saturday’s event was a “march for the future” for young Britons, including those who were too young to vote in Britain’s 2016 EU membership referendum, when those who favor leaving the bloc won by 52 percent to 48 percent.
    The mayor, from the oppo
  • Moscow blocks commemoration of Stalin victims at city square

    MOSCOW (AP) — Moscow authorities have refused permission for an annual commemoration of Stalin-era political repression victims to be held in Lubyanka Square outside the former KGB headquarters and the event’s organizers have objected to a proposed alternative site.
    For the past decade, the historical and civil rights group Memorial on Oct. 29 has conducted a 12-hour reading of the names of people shot for political reasons during Stalin’s time. The event has been held at the S
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  • Wind Advisory issued October 20 at 8:59AM EDT expiring October 21 at 12:00AM EDT by NWS Wilmington OH

    The National Weather Service in Wilmington has issued a WindAdvisory, which is in effect from 3 PM this afternoon to midnightEDT tonight.
    * WINDS…Northwest 15 to 30 mph with gusts of 40 to 50 mph.
    * TIMING…After 3 PM this afternoon through this evening.
    * IMPACTS…Scattered tree and power line damage is possiblealong with some minor property damage in the highest gusts.Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially forhigh profile vehicles.Secure loose outdoor objec
  • Wind Advisory issued October 20 at 8:57AM EDT expiring October 20 at 11:00PM EDT by NWS Louisville KY

    The National Weather Service in Louisville has issued a WindAdvisory, which is in effect from 4 PM EDT /3 PM CDT/ thisafternoon to 11 PM EDT /10 PM CDT/ this evening.
    * TIMING…Late this afternoon and early evening.
    * WINDS…Northwest winds 15 to 25 mph with gusts 40 to 45 mph.
    * IMPACTS…Scattered tree and power line damage is possible.Winds this strong can make driving difficult, especially forhigh profile vehicles.A Wind Advisory means that wind gusts of over 40 mph areexpec
  • Snake names honor Darwin, fire god, Louisiana professor

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A Louisiana professor is in heady company, honored by having one of three newly identified species of snakes from the Galapagos Islands named after him.
    Bob Thomas is an environmental biologist and head of the Center for Environmental Communication at Loyola University New Orleans. He says he has a picture of the snake on his wall and it makes him smile every time he looks at it. It’s called Pseudalsophis thomasi (sood-al-SO-fis TOM-uhs-eye).
    He’s been studyi
  • Kasatkina beats Jabeur to win Kremlin Cup

    MOSCOW (AP) — Daria Kasatkina won the Kremlin Cup on Saturday as Tunisian qualifier Ons Jabeur narrowly failed to become the first WTA winner from her country.
    Jabeur was a set and a break up at 4-1 in the second before she seemed to tire in her eighth match in as many days, allowing Kasatkina to claim a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory with vocal support from the home crowd.
    The exhausted Jabeur served the last game with tears in her eyes.
    “I saw you gave everything today and this is what
  • Candles, flashlights, no AC in Florida’s hurricane zone

    PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — More than 100,000 Florida customers are still without power due to Hurricane Michael, which tore into the Florida Panhandle more than a week ago.
    Most outages are in Bay County, where the storm made landfall, but northern rural counties have a greater percentage of people without power. In Calhoun County, for instance, 86 percent of customers of the local electric cooperative had no electricity.
    Gulf Power spokesman Jeff Rogers says the utility company has about 1,
  • The Latest: Trump, Biden scheduled to campaign in Nevada

    ELKO, Nev. (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump (all times local):
    5:20 a.m.
    It’s going to be a busy day of politicking in Nevada, where early voting for the Nov. 6 election is beginning Saturday.
    President Donald Trump is wrapping up a visit to Western states with a campaign rally later Saturday in rural Elko, Nevada. He’s lending support for Dean Heller, who’s considered the most vulnerable GOP senator on the ballot this fall.
    A few hours earlier, former Vice Pre
  • Lexington Police Investigate After Traffic Incident Outside Opera House

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington police are investigating an incident involving the manager of the Lexington Opera House and a driver.
    Operations manager Tom Habermann said that he was outside the building Friday afternoon directing buses line up in the ally next to the building during a performance for schoolchildren.
    He said an impatient driver started trying to squeeze through the alley and began arguing with a police officer who was directing traffic.
    Habermann said he grabbed onto
  • Anderson Co. Reacts After School Threat Arrest

    ANDERSON COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — People in Anderson County attending Friday night’s football game were also counting their blessings after a frighteningly close call.
    Friday’s game against Madison Central served as a return to normalcy.
    Dylan Jarrell
    On Thursday, Kentucky State Police arrested Dylan Jarrell. Troopers say he lived around the corner from the school, was heavily armed and had detailed plans to carry out a school shooting.
    Police said they were tipped off by a call
  • Terror charges against Sri Lankan in Australia dropped

    COLOMBO, Sri Lanka (AP) — The family of a Sri Lankan man living in Australia says terrorism charges against him have been dropped.
    Kamer Nizamdeen’s family said charges were dropped on Friday.
    The 25-year-old working at the University of New South Wales has been under investigation for terrorism since he was arrested by Australian authorities in August. Police said they had found in his notebook plans to carry out terrorist acts in Sydney.
    His family maintains that the handwriting in
  • California Man Sentenced In Cyberstalking Of Kentucky Woman

    LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — A California man has been sentenced after pleading guilty to stalking his ex-girlfriend, who lives in Kentucky, over the phone and internet.
    Authorities say 35-year-old Jesse Kessler pleaded guilty back in July in federal court in Lexington. Kessler was sentenced to 24 months in prison, to be followed by six months of community confinement.
    Kessler admitted to repeatedly sending messages, emails and calls to the woman, her father and new boyfriend over a period of
  • Bicyclist Critically Injured By Hit-Run Driver In Lexington

    LEXINGTON (LEX 18) — A man is fighting for his life after being struck early Saturday morning by a hit-and-run driver while riding his bicycle.
    Authorities say the 47-year-old man was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.
    Police said the crash happened about 2 a.m. on the 200 block of North Limestone.
    Officials said the vehicle fled the scene and apparently there were no witnesses to the crash.
    Police are asking anyone with information about this incident to call 859-2
  • Michael Leaves Damage Scar 35 Miles Wide

    Michael is long gone but the damage left behind will take months to years to clean up. We’ve seen damage from the ground and air, but the satellite images before and after tell a much different story. Using the visible satellite imagery, we can see just how much damage the states of Florida and Georgia have taken.
    Timber Damage Map (Courtesy: State of Florida)
    Looking at the before image, not much stands out. A lot of green is in place as the trees were still leaved from the warm weather e
  • Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for “authority that gave the orders” in killing of Saudi writer

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for “authority that gave the orders” in killing of Saudi writer.
    The post Head of Turkish-Arab media group calls for punishment for “authority that gave the orders” in killing of Saudi writer appeared first on LEX18.com.
  • 3 charged in southern France extremist attack

    PARIS (AP) — Three people have been charged in France over an Islamic extremist’s shooting rampage and supermarket hostage-taking earlier this year.
    French regional media reported that the three are suspected of providing help to assailant Redouane Lakdim before his March attack in Carcassonne and the nearby town of Trebes. Four people were killed, including a police officer who traded himself for a hostage.
    A judicial official said Saturday that the three were charged with criminal
  • Anti-Brexit protest in London calls for second referendum

    LONDON (AP) — Anti-Brexit protesters are gathering in central London for a demonstration calling for a second referendum on Britain’s exit from the European Union.
    Around 150 buses are ferrying thousands of protesters from across the country to the British capital. The march will begin at noon (1100 GMT) and will be followed by a rally in Parliament Square.
    Andrew Adonis, a Labour member of the House of Lords, said: “This week’s fresh chaos and confusion over Brexit negot
  • The Latest: Group: Malta finally allows rescue ship to leave

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):
    3:55 p.m.
    A humanitarian group says its migrant rescue ship has been cleared to leave Malta for repairs, after being prevented from doing so for months by the island’s authorities.
    The German group Sea-Watch said Saturday that the vessel, Sea-Watch 3, has been “blocked” from leaving Malta since July 2 amid an investigation into Dutch-registered rescue ships.
    The probe was triggered by quest
  • The Latest: 11 injured in Madrid when migrants try to escape

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The Latest on migration issues in Europe (all times local):
    1:45 p.m.
    Spanish police say that 10 officers and one migrant have been injured when a large group of migrants tried to escape from a holding center where they await deportation.
    Police say that a group of around 80 migrants of Algerian origin tried to break out of the internment center in Madrid early Saturday.
    In August, 13 migrants successfully escaped from the same center. Five were arrested shortly afte
  • Cyprus takes in 29 Syrian migrants departing from Lebanon

    NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — Cypriot police say most of the 29 Syrian migrants who have arrived to the Mediterranean island after setting sail from Lebanon told authorities they have relatives living on Cyprus.
    Police said Saturday that the migrants, including five women, nine children and one unescorted minor, have so far made no requests for asylum after being taken to a reception center on the outskirts of the capital, Nicosia.
    The 29 arrived Friday by boat at Cape Greco on Cyprus’ sout
  • Turkish ruling party official says Turkey “will never allow a cover-up” in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish ruling party official says Turkey “will never allow a cover-up” in case of killed Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi.
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  • Up and Down Weekend

    Tracking a few light rain showers this morning as the initial cold front slides through. This front will not be a game changer in temperature, but will at least clear out the clouds through the day today. Before it clears, light scattered showers will continue for southern counties, and a few areas of mist are possible north of that. As we get into the afternoon, rain ends for all as clouds begin clearing.
    We started the weekend (Friday) on a pretty mild note. Sure temperatures started near free
  • Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators rally in Taiwan

    TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Thousands of pro-independence demonstrators have gathered in Taiwan’s capital to express their disapproval with China’s stance toward their island.
    The rally in Taipei was convened by Formosa Alliance, which has urged Taiwan’s ruling Democratic Progressive Party to amend the Referendum Act, so that Taiwanese can decide whether to change the island’s official name from Republic of China to Taiwan.
    In an Oct. 10 National Day address, Taiwanese Pr
  • South Africa highway crash kills at least 27, including kids

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s government says at least 27 people, including small children, have been killed in a multi-vehicle accident in Limpopo province.
    The statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa’s office says a minibus, truck and delivery vehicle crashed on Friday on a major highway between Mookgophong and Kranskop.
    Ramaphosa says that “It is all the more worrying considering that barely a month ago 11 people lost their lives on the same stretch of road when a
  • Australia ruling coalition to be forced into minority gov’t

    SYDNEY (AP) — Australia’s ruling coalition will be forced into minority government after a heavy defeat in a by-election for former Liberal Party Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull’s old seat.
    With 15 percent of votes counted Saturday, Liberal candidate Dave Sharma conceded defeat to independent candidate Kerryn Phelps, saying the result was over “sooner than I expected.”
    Australian Broadcasting Corp. projections tipped a Phelps victory with 57 percent of votes after a
  • Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion after no winning ticket sold in Friday night’s drawing

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Mega Millions jackpot climbs to $1.6 billion after no winning ticket sold in Friday night’s drawing.
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  • Special Weather Statement issued October 20 at 5:27AM EDT by NWS Louisville KY

    A strong cold front will pass through the region later today.Expect strong northwest winds between 20 and 30 mph, gustingbetween 30 and 40 mph at times this afternoon. Winds should dieoff this evening with temperatures dropping quickly into the 30safter Midnight. Patchy frost is possible by dawn on Sunday inareas where winds drop off, most likely sheltered valleys andtypical cool spots. Some locations may drop below freezing for afew hours before and around surnise. Make sure any sensitivevegeta
  • Ex-India state official: Most train victims migrant workers

    NEW DELHI (AP) — A former state government official says most of the casualties of a train disaster that killed dozens in northern India were migrant workers.
    R.C. Yadev, former chairman of Punjab state’s Workers Welfare Board, said Saturday that many of the 60 killed and dozens injured when a speeding train ran over a crowd celebrating the Hindu festival of Dussehra on Friday night had left their families in neighboring states to work in factories and shops in Punjab.
    A local Congre
  • Prince Harry opens memorial as royal tour continues

    SYDNEY (AP) — Prince Harry has paid tribute to Australian service members by opening a new wing of a war memorial before heading to a delayed opening of the Invictus Games as he and wife Meghan continue their visit to Australia and the South Pacific.
    A thus-far joyous debut royal tour by the couple, buoyed by news that they are expecting their first baby, turned solemn as the Duke of Sussex opened a long-awaited extension to the Anzac Memorial in downtown Sydney’s Hyde Park on Saturd
  • Ciganda fires 67 to share lead at LPGA Shanghai

    SHANGHAI (AP) — Carlota Ciganda of Spain fired a 5-under 67 Saturday to share the lead with Sei Young Kim after the third round of the LPGA Shanghai.
    Ciganda carded her fifth birdie of the day on the par-4 18th to finish tied with overnight leader Kim at 11-under 205. Kim shot a 71 with four bogeys and five birdies.
    Angel Yin also birdied the final hole for a 68 and was a further stroke back with Brittany Altomare (69), Danielle Kang (71) and Ariya Jutanugarn (71).
    Local favorite Yu Liu wa
  • Special Weather Statement issued October 20 at 4:25AM EDT by NWS Jackson KY

    A strong cold front will promote gusty winds late this afternoonand early this evening. Some locations could experience gusts of25 to 30 mph late this afternoon and early this evening. Be sureto secure loose outdoor objects and exercise caution if drivinghigh profile vehicles.
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  • Italy brushes off downgrade as it plans EU budget response

    ROME (AP) — Italy’s deputy premier on Saturday brushed off a ratings downgrade and vowed to forge ahead with the government’s rule-busting budget as Italy prepared to respond to European Union concerns about its high deficit targets.
    International credit rating agency Moody’s late Friday downgraded Italy’s ratings to Baa3, with a stable outlook, citing the “material weakening in Italy’s fiscal strength” stemming from the revised budget deficits.
    Th
  • Special Weather Statement issued October 20 at 4:08AM EDT by NWS Wilmington OH

    Winds will increase through the day today. The strongest windswill occur this evening. Winds this evening will be out of thenorthwest with wind gusts of 35 to 45 mph possible. Secure looseoutdoor objects. Drivers of high-profile vehicles or trailersshould exercise caution.
    The post Special Weather Statement issued October 20 at 4:08AM EDT by NWS Wilmington OH appeared first on LEX18.com.
  • Special Weather Statement issued October 20 at 3:57AM EDT by NWS Louisville KY

    A strong cold front will pass through the region later today.Expect strong northwest winds between 20 and 30 mph, gustingbetween 30 and 40 mph at times this afternoon. Winds should dieoff this evening with temperatures dropping quickly into the 30safter Midnight. Patchy frost is possible by dawn on Sunday inareas where winds drop off, most likely sheltered valleys andtypical cool spots. Some locations may drop below freezing for afew hours before and around surnise. Make sure any sensitivevegeta
  • Africa’s youngest billionaire free 9 days after abduction

    DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania (AP) — The man described as Africa’s youngest billionaire says he is free more than a week after his abduction from a luxury hotel in Tanzania’s commercial capital.
    A statement by the 43-year-old Mohammed Dewji’s foundation does not give details about the Oct. 11 abduction or what led to his release. It thanks police for working for his “safe return.”
    Dar es Salaam Regional Police Chief Lazaro Mambosasa confirms the release and says the
  • Best Solution and Northern Ireland jockey win Caulfied Cup

    MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Godolphin stable’s Best Solution won the Caulfield Cup in a photo finish ahead of American-bred Homesman, with The Cliffsofmoher finishing third on Saturday in the 2,400-meter race.
    Ridden by Pat Cosgrave, who became the second Northern Irishman to win the race, Best Solution recovered from a bad start to follow Taj Mahal at 600 meters to go and hold on for the Group One win.
    The victory gives trainer Saeed bin Suroor and Godolphin their second Caulfield C
  • Dovizioso grabs pole for Japanese MotoGP, Marquez sixth

    MOTEGI, Japan (AP) — Ducati rider Andrea Dovizioso claimed pole position for the Japanese MotoGP on Saturday.
    Dovizioso clocked 1 minute, 44.590 seconds at Twin Ring Motegi, 0.068 seconds ahead of Yamaha rider Johann Zarco. Zack Miller was third-fastest on a Ducati, 0.137 seconds off the pace.
    Honda rider Marc Marquez, who has a chance to clinch the MotoGP championship in Sunday’s race, was sixth and will start from the second row.
    Marquez sealed the 2014 and 2016 MotoGP titles at th
  • Koepka keeps alive chances for No 1, leads by 4 in SKorea

    JEJU ISLAND, South Korea (AP) — Brooks Koepka has improved his chances of taking over as the No. 1 golfer in the world, shooting a 5-under 67 Saturday to take a four-stroke lead after three rounds of the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges.
    Koepka had a three-round total of 13-under 203. Ian Poulter, who shot 68 Saturday, was tied for second place with second-round leader Scott Piercy, who had a 72.
    The 28-year-old Koepka, who trailed by one stroke after two rounds, will move to the top of the world ra
  • The Latest: Turkey pol criticizes Saudi Khashoggi statement

    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist who vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul earlier this month (all times local):
    11:40 a.m.
    A senior member of Turkey’s ruling party has criticized Saudi Arabia over its acknowledgement that Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi died in a “fistfight” at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul.
    Leyla Sahin Usta says the kingdom should have given its explanation &ldquo
  • The Latest: Top Pol Says Turkey To ‘Never Allow’ Cover-Up

    A man enters Saudi Arabia’s consulate in Istanbul, Friday, Oct. 19, 2018. A Turkish official said Friday that investigators are looking into the possibility that the remains of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi may have been taken to a forest in the outskirts of Istanbul or to another city — if and after he was killed inside the consulate earlier this month. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)
    ISTANBUL (AP) — The Latest on the killing of Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi, a Washing

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