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Lebanese army special forces soldiers protect teachers as they flee their school after deadly clashes erupted along a former 1975-90 civil war front-line between Muslim Shiite and Christian areas, at Ain el-Remaneh neighborhood, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Armed clashes broke out in Beirut Thursday during the protest against the lead judge investigating last year's massive blast in the city's port, as tensions over the domestic probe boiled over.

6 killed in Beirut clashes as tensions over blast probe soar

Lebanese army special forces soldiers protect teachers as they flee their school after deadly clashes erupted along a former 1975-90 civil war front-line between Muslim Shiite and Christian areas, at Ain el-Remaneh neighborhood, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. Armed clashes broke out in Beirut Thursday during the protest against the lead judge investigating last year's massive blast in the city's port, as tensions over the domestic probe boiled over.

October 14, 2021, 1:05pm Nation & World

BEIRUT — Armed clashes erupted Thursday in Beirut during a protest organized by the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah and its allies against the lead judge probing last year’s blast in the city’s port. At least six people were killed and dozens were wounded in the most protracted and violent street… Read story

FILE - This Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, aerial file photo taken with a drone, shows beachgoers as workers in protective suits continue to clean the contaminated beach in Huntington Beach, Calif. The amount of crude oil spilled in an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California is believed to be close to about 25,000 gallons, a Coast Guard official said Thursday Oct. 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W.

Coast Guard: California oil spill likely 25,000 gallons

FILE - This Monday, Oct. 11, 2021, aerial file photo taken with a drone, shows beachgoers as workers in protective suits continue to clean the contaminated beach in Huntington Beach, Calif. The amount of crude oil spilled in an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California is believed to be close to about 25,000 gallons, a Coast Guard official said Thursday Oct. 14, 2021.  (AP Photo/Ringo H.W.

October 14, 2021, 11:53am Nation & World

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. (AP) — The amount of crude oil spilled in an offshore pipeline leak in Southern California is believed to be close to about 25,000 gallons, or only about one-fifth of what officials estimated as a worst-case scenario, a Coast Guard official said Thursday. Read story

Trump expected to give deposition in protesters’ lawsuit

October 14, 2021, 11:52am Nation & World

NEW YORK (AP) — Former President Donald Trump is slated to return to New York City to provide a videotaped deposition in a case about his security team’s crackdown on a protest during the early days of his presidential campaign in 2015. Read story

Tracey Haley, the mother of a letter carrier who shot a supervisor and a manager before killing himself in a Tennessee postal facility, speaks with reporters outside of her son's apartment on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Cordova, Tenn.  Haley told The Associated Press Thursday that her 28-year-old son Johntra Haley was a non-violent person who had been bullied at work.

Postal worker’s mother says he was bullied before shooting

Tracey Haley, the mother of a letter carrier who shot a supervisor and a manager before killing himself in a Tennessee postal facility, speaks with reporters outside of her son's apartment on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Cordova, Tenn.  Haley told The Associated Press Thursday that her 28-year-old son Johntra Haley was a non-violent person who had been bullied at work.

October 14, 2021, 11:52am Nation & World

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A U.S. Postal Service letter carrier who shot a manager and a supervisor before killing himself at a Tennessee postal facility was not a violent person and was being bullied at work by his superiors, his mother said Thursday. Read story

FILE - Alex Murdaugh walks into his bond hearing Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Varnville, S.C. For a century, the Murdaughs have quietly steered much of the legal world in this corner of the state, by running the prosecutor's office and a large civil law firm.  Then, in June, Murdaugh's wife, Maggie, and son Paul were killed at the family's sprawling estate. Six investigations are underway, over the killings, stolen money, death coverups and a Sept. 4 shooting in which a bullet grazed Murdaugh's head on a lonely highway. Police said he tried to arrange his own death and make sure a $10 million life insurance policy would pay off for his surviving son.

Murdaugh charged with taking insurance money in maid’s death

FILE - Alex Murdaugh walks into his bond hearing Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, in Varnville, S.C. For a century, the Murdaughs have quietly steered much of the legal world in this corner of the state, by running the prosecutor's office and a large civil law firm.  Then, in June, Murdaugh's wife, Maggie, and son Paul were killed at the family's sprawling estate. Six investigations are underway, over the killings, stolen money, death coverups and a Sept. 4 shooting in which a bullet grazed Murdaugh's head on a lonely highway. Police said he tried to arrange his own death and make sure a $10 million life insurance policy would pay off for his surviving son.

October 14, 2021, 11:50am Nation & World

COLUMBIA, S.C. — A prominent South Carolina lawyer has been charged with stealing insurance settlements meant for the sons of his late housekeeper, state police said Thursday. Read story

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting demonstrates his company's touch screen tablet that includes a paper audit trail at the second meeting of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission in Grovetown, Ga. Attorneys for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Coomer, a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems, who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election.

Trump campaign, others want Dominion worker’s suit dismissed

FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2018 file photo, Eric Coomer from Dominion Voting demonstrates his company's touch screen tablet that includes a paper audit trail at the second meeting of Secretary of State Brian Kemp's Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission in Grovetown, Ga. Attorneys for President Donald Trump's re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by Coomer, a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems, who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to rig the 2020 election.

October 14, 2021, 9:09am Nation & World

DENVER — Attorneys for President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, its onetime attorney Rudy Giuliani and conservative media figures asked a judge Wednesday to dismiss a defamation lawsuit by a former employee of Dominion Voting Systems who argues he lost his job after being named in false charges as trying to… Read story

TSA points out ‘huge problem’ with record high number of passengers bringing guns to airports

October 14, 2021, 9:06am Business

The Transportation Security Administration is sounding the alarm on the “huge problem” of a record high number of passengers bringing firearms to airports. Read story

In this image taken from video by Taiwan's EBC, firefighters battle a blaze at a building in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, the island's semi-official Central News Agency reported Thursday.

At least 46 killed in Taiwanese apartment building inferno

In this image taken from video by Taiwan's EBC, firefighters battle a blaze at a building in Kaohsiung, in southern Taiwan on Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021. A fire engulfed a 13-story building overnight in southern Taiwan, the island's semi-official Central News Agency reported Thursday.

October 14, 2021, 8:54am Nation & World

KAOHSIUNG, Taiwan — At least 46 people were killed and another 41 injured after a fire broke out early Thursday in a decades-old mixed commercial and residential building in the Taiwanese port city of Kaohsiung, officials said. Read story

Military Emergency Unit personal clear black ash from volcano as it continues to erupt lava behind a church on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021. A new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Island authorities have ordered the evacuation of around 800 people from a section of the coastal town on Tuesday after the lava took a new course and put their homes in its probable path of destruction.

Strongest quake since volcano erupted shakes Spanish island

Military Emergency Unit personal clear black ash from volcano as it continues to erupt lava behind a church on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain on Wednesday Oct. 13, 2021. A new lava stream from an erupting volcano threatened to engulf another neighborhood on its way toward the Atlantic Ocean. Island authorities have ordered the evacuation of around 800 people from a section of the coastal town on Tuesday after the lava took a new course and put their homes in its probable path of destruction.

October 14, 2021, 8:53am Nation & World

MADRID — A 4.5-magnitude earthquake shook La Palma in Spain’s Canary Islands in what was the strongest recorded temblor since volcanic eruptions began 26 days ago, authorities said Thursday. Read story

In this photo released by U.S. Navy, US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and other US and Allies vessels transit the Bay of Bengal as part of MALABAR 2021, on Oct. 12, 2021. China seeks to bring the strategically and symbolically important island back under its control, and the U.S. sees Taiwan in the context of broader challenges from China.

Taiwan tensions raise fears of U.S.-China conflict in Asia

In this photo released by U.S. Navy, US Navy aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70) and other US and Allies vessels transit the Bay of Bengal as part of MALABAR 2021, on Oct. 12, 2021. China seeks to bring the strategically and symbolically important island back under its control, and the U.S. sees Taiwan in the context of broader challenges from China.

October 14, 2021, 8:53am Nation & World

BANGKOK — After sending a record number of military aircraft to harass Taiwan over China’s National Day holiday, Beijing has toned down the saber rattling but tensions remain high, with the rhetoric and reasoning behind the exercises unchanged. Read story