Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
Updated at 7:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Legislation sparing the country the specter of a catastrophic default and partial government shutdown is ready for President Barack Obama's signature after the Senate passed it by a comfortable margin.

Updated at 7:57 AM

LESBOS, Greece (AP) " The latest in the odyssey of hundreds of thousands of people crossing Europe in search of a new life. All times local.

Updated at 7:52 AM

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) " The extraordinary death of a fisherman who was snatched from his boat by a leaping crocodile has prompted a coroner to urge authorities to warn boat users of the growing crocodile danger in northern Australia.

Updated at 7:23 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The U.S. military has begun efforts to remove an Army radar blimp from the woods in northeast Pennsylvania, where the high-tech radar system crashed after it broke free from its mooring at Aberdeen Proving Grounds in Maryland.

Updated at 7:08 AM

PARK CITY, Utah (AP) " A jury found that a Utah cemetery association was not negligent in the death of a 4-year-old boy who was crushed by a historic headstone, one of a handful of similar deaths around the country in recent years.

Updated at 6:59 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " For years, President Barack Obama and newly-elected House Speaker Paul Ryan have been political foes and occasional policy allies.

Updated at 6:59 AM

LESBOS, Greece (AP) " At least 22 people drowned in two new shipwrecks in the Aegean Sea Friday as thousands of Middle Eastern refugees and economic migrants sought to reach the Greek islands in rough seas, while the death toll over the past three...

Updated at 6:53 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " Congress early Friday sent President Barack Obama an ambitious budget and debt measure that averts a catastrophic national default and sets spending priorities for the next two years.

Updated at 6:28 AM

BURKESVILLE, Ky. (AP) " A fugitive accused of shooting a Tennessee police officer and firing at a Kentucky trooper was killed in a shootout with authorities early Friday, ending a nearly weeklong manhunt.

Updated at 6:13 AM

JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) " The Alaska Legislature is meeting in special session to consider buying out TransCanada Corp.'s position in a major liquefied natural gas project the state is pursuing with other partners. Here's a look at the project and...

Updated at 5:44 AM

TOKYO (AP) " For the usually reserved Japanese, Halloween has become the perfect excuse to act wild in strange outfits.

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