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FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, election workers in Fulton County began working through a recount of ballots in Atlanta. Investigators with Georgia's secretary of state's office have not found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election. Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero is presiding over a lawsuit that alleges fraud in Fulton County during last year's election.

Judge dismisses Fulton County ballot review case in Georgia

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, file photo, election workers in Fulton County began working through a recount of ballots in Atlanta. Investigators with Georgia's secretary of state's office have not found any evidence to substantiate claims that fraudulent or counterfeit ballots were counted in Fulton County during the 2020 general election. Henry County Superior Court Chief Judge Brian Amero is presiding over a lawsuit that alleges fraud in Fulton County during last year's election.

October 13, 2021, 10:50am Nation & World

ATLANTA — A judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit alleging fraud in Georgia's most populous county during the 2020 election. The suit sought a review of some 147,000 absentee ballots to see if any were illegitimate. Read story

Family members of victims and employees pray outside of a post office after a shooting, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis, Tenn.

Tennessee postal worker killings raise stress as concern

Family members of victims and employees pray outside of a post office after a shooting, Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021 in the Orange Mound neighborhood of Memphis, Tenn.

October 13, 2021, 10:50am Nation & World

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Three U.S. Postal Service workers who died in a shooting spree at a Tennessee sorting facility included a supervisor, a manager and a letter carrier temporarily assigned to the postal annex, relatives and co-workers said. Read story

A house is burnt by the lava on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A new river of lava has belched out from the La Palma volcano, spreading more destruction on the Atlantic Ocean island where molten rock streams have already engulfed over 1,000 buildings. The partial collapse of the volcanic cone has sent a new lava stream heading toward the western shore of the island.

Lava from volcano on Spain’s La Palma forces 800 to evacuate

A house is burnt by the lava on the Canary island of La Palma, Spain, on Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021. A new river of lava has belched out from the La Palma volcano, spreading more destruction on the Atlantic Ocean island where molten rock streams have already engulfed over 1,000 buildings. The partial collapse of the volcanic cone has sent a new lava stream heading toward the western shore of the island.

October 13, 2021, 10:45am Nation & World

LOS LLANOS DE ARIDANE, Canary Islands (AP) — Hundreds of people in Spain's Canary Islands feared for their homes and property Wednesday as a new river of lava from an erupting volcano threatened another neighborhood on the island of La Palma. Read story

Texan charged in Baltimore with threatening vaccine advocate

October 13, 2021, 8:57am Nation & World

BALTIMORE — A Texas man will have to appear in Baltimore to answer a charge of threatening a Maryland doctor who has been a prominent advocate for COVID-19 vaccines, federal prosecutors said. Read story

Car travel through floodwaters on Montgomery highway Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, near the Riverchase Galleria complex in Birmingham, Ala.

Alabama communities still cleaning up after deadly flooding

Car travel through floodwaters on Montgomery highway Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2021, near the Riverchase Galleria complex in Birmingham, Ala.

October 13, 2021, 8:54am Nation & World

PELHAM Ala. — Communities affected by last week’s flash flooding, which left roads and neighborhoods under water and killed four people in Alabama, are still working to clean up the mess and address persistent drainage issues that seem to be getting worse. Read story

FILE - Fr. Paul Kalchik, left, St. Michael's Media founder and CEO Michael Voris, center, and Milo Yiannopoulos talk with a court officer before entering the federal courthouse, Sept. 30, 2021 in Baltimore. A federal judge has blocked Baltimore city officials from banning the conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops' meeting next month. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander ruled late Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2021 that St. Michael's Media is likely to succeed on its claims that the city discriminated against it on the basis of its political views and violated its First Amendment free speech rights.

Judge blocks Baltimore from banning Catholic group’s rally

FILE - Fr. Paul Kalchik, left, St. Michael's Media founder and CEO Michael Voris, center, and Milo Yiannopoulos talk with a court officer before entering the federal courthouse, Sept. 30, 2021 in Baltimore. A federal judge has blocked Baltimore city officials from banning the conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops' meeting next month. U.S. District Judge Ellen Hollander ruled late Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2021 that St. Michael's Media is likely to succeed on its claims that the city discriminated against it on the basis of its political views and violated its First Amendment free speech rights.

October 13, 2021, 8:54am Nation & World

Baltimore city officials can’t ban a conservative Roman Catholic media outlet from holding a prayer rally at a city-owned pavilion during a U.S. bishops’ meeting next month, a federal judge has ruled, saying the First Amendment right to free speech is “at the heart of this case.” Read story

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo shows the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box in Washington.  Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out target sodium levels for dozens of foods including condiments, french fries and potato chips.(AP Photo/J.

FDA spells out lower sodium goals for food industry

FILE - This Jan. 23, 2014 file photo shows the nutrition facts label on the side of a cereal box in Washington.  Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out target sodium levels for dozens of foods including condiments, french fries and potato chips.(AP Photo/J.

October 13, 2021, 8:53am Health

NEW YORK — Food companies are coming under renewed pressure to use less salt after U.S. regulators spelled out long-awaited guidelines aimed at reducing sodium levels in dozens of foods including condiments, cereals, french fries and potato chips. Read story

Killed on Zoom: Dad held after toddler finds gun, shoots mom

October 13, 2021, 8:51am Nation & World

ALTAMONTE SPRINGS, Fla. — Police in central Florida have arrested the father of a toddler who found a loaded handgun in his “Paw Patrol” backpack and fatally shot his mother while she was on a Zoom call for work. Read story

An official from the San Diego County medical examiners office carries items from the site of a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Santee, Calif. Recordings indicate the pilot of a twin-engine plane nose-dived into this San Diego suburb Monday despite a growingly concerned air traffic controller who repeatedly warned the pilot to climb in altitude -- information that will be examined by investigators who arrived at the crash scene on Tuesday.

Pilot in deadly California crash repeatedly warned to climb

An official from the San Diego County medical examiners office carries items from the site of a plane crash Tuesday, Oct. 12, 2021, in Santee, Calif. Recordings indicate the pilot of a twin-engine plane nose-dived into this San Diego suburb Monday despite a growingly concerned air traffic controller who repeatedly warned the pilot to climb in altitude -- information that will be examined by investigators who arrived at the crash scene on Tuesday.

October 13, 2021, 8:51am Nation & World

The air traffic controller repeated the warnings to the pilot more than a half-dozen times. Stop drifting, keep on course and a chilling, urgent plea: “Low altitude alert, climb immediately, climb the airplane.” Read story

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2020 file photo, Jay Anderson's mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign during a Get Out The Vote rally in Chicago. An attorney representing the families of three people who died at the hands of a former Wisconsin police officer filed another federal lawsuit against him Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, saying his department taught him to view Black people as dangerous. The lawsuit alleges that former Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah violated Jay Anderson's constitutional rights when he shot and killed Anderson after discovering him sleeping in a park after hours in 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

Attorney files another lawsuit against officer who killed 3

FILE - In this Oct. 29, 2020 file photo, Jay Anderson's mother, Linda Anderson, holds a sign during a Get Out The Vote rally in Chicago. An attorney representing the families of three people who died at the hands of a former Wisconsin police officer filed another federal lawsuit against him Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021, saying his department taught him to view Black people as dangerous. The lawsuit alleges that former Wauwatosa Police Officer Joseph Mensah violated Jay Anderson's constitutional rights when he shot and killed Anderson after discovering him sleeping in a park after hours in 2016. (AP Photo/Nam Y.

October 13, 2021, 8:51am Nation & World

MADISON, Wis. — An attorney representing the families of three people who died at the hands of a former Wisconsin police officer filed another federal lawsuit against him Wednesday, saying his department taught him to view Black people as dangerous. Read story