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Fire destroys historic South Carolina mental institution

COLUMBIA, S.C. — An early morning fire has devastated an iconic building whose architectural beauty and past as South Carolina's state mental institution have long been features of both the capital city's skyline and historic lore.
More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo

More than 50 killed at collapsed gold mine in eastern Congo

KINSHASA, Congo — More than 50 people are dead after landslides caused the collapse of three artisanal gold mines near the city of Kamituga in eastern Congo’s South Kivu province on Friday, officials said. Heavy rains for days led to the disaster.
Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9-11

Combat vet killed by Texas deputy buried in Alabama on 9-11

MONTEVALLO, Ala. — His Army stint complete after serving in Afghanistan, Damian Daniels left Alabama to begin a new life in Texas. He bought a house, enrolled in college and supported the Black Lives Matter movement.

Judge: Kanye West stays off ballot in battleground Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. — Rapper Kanye West does not qualify to be on the presidential ballot in battleground Wisconsin after missing a filing deadline, a judge ruled late Friday, upholding a bipartisan decision by the state elections commission.
Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

Bahrain becomes latest Arab nation to recognize Israel

WASHINGTON — Bahrain on Friday agreed to normalize relations with Israel, becoming the latest Arab nation to do so as part of a broader diplomatic push by President Donald Trump and his administration to further ease the Jewish state's relative isola

2 drivers dead, 4 children injured in southeast Alaska crash

JUNEAU, Alaska — Two drivers are dead and four children were injured following a vehicle collision Friday on southeast Alaska's Prince of Wales Island, Alaska State Troopers said.

Q&A: David Byrne on his festival hit 'American Utopia'

NEW YORK — In a film festival season that’s been turned largely virtual, Spike Lee’s “American Utopia,” a documentary of David Byrne’s concert musical and the opening-night film of the Toronto International Film Festival, has nevertheless supplied th

Parking deck collapse in Atlanta leaves 6 workers injured

ATLANTA — A section of concrete on a parking deck under construction in Atlanta partially collapsed on Friday, injuring six workers. Atlanta Fire Rescue Deputy Chief Glen Riley said firefighters cut out one worker trapped under debris with saws.

Prosecutor looking into the origins of Russia probe resigns

WASHINGTON — A federal prosecutor who was helping lead the investigation into the origins of the Trump-Russia probe has resigned from the Justice Department, a spokesman said Friday. Nora Dannehy was a top prosecutor on a team led by U.S.
Judges: Florida felons can't vote until they pay fines, fees

Judges: Florida felons can't vote until they pay fines, fees

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Florida felons must pay all fines, restitution and legal fees before they can regain their right to vote, a federal appellate court ruled Friday in a case that could have broad implications for the November elections.