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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) \u2014 One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain.

Matthew briefly reached the top hurricane classification, Category 5, and was the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said its winds had slipped to a still-devastating 155 mph (250 kph) and it was expected to reach the eastern part of Jamaica on Monday.

Jamaicans began clearing out store shelves as they stocked up emergency supplies and Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday called an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss preparations for the storm.

\"I left work to pick up a few items, candles, tin stuff, bread,\" 41-year-old Angella Wage said at a crowded store in the Half Way Tree area of the capital, Kingston. \"We can never be too careful.\"

Evan Thompson, director of Jamaica's National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday.

\"We do consider it serious,\" Thompson said. \"We are all on high alert.\"

Jamaicans are accustomed to intense tropical weather but Hurricane Matthew looked particularly threatening. At its peak, it was more powerful than Hurricane Gilbert, which made landfall on the island in September 1988 and was the most destructive storm in the country's modern history.

\"Hurricane Matthew could rival or possibly exceed Gilbert if the core of the strongest winds does actually move over Jamaica,\" said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the hurricane center in Miami. \"There is no certainty of that at this point.\"

Matthew was expected to bring heavy rainfall especially to the eastern tip and higher elevations, which could trigger flooding and landslides, Thompson said.

Forecasters said rainfall totals could reach 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches (63 centimeters) in Jamaica and southwestern Haiti.

Kingston is in the southeastern corner of Jamaica and is expected to experience flooding. The government issued a hurricane watch on Friday, and a tropical storm watch was issued for Haiti's southwest coast form the southern border it shares with the Dominican Republic to the capital of Port-au-Prince.

As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the storm was centered about 400 miles (645 kilometers) southeast of Kingston. It was moving west at 7 mph (11 kph).

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 45 miles (75 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 kilometers).

It brought extremely high tides, storm surge and heavy rain to Colombia, prompting authorities to declare an alert as local TV broadcast images of cars and tree trunks surging though flooded streets in coastal areas. Local media in La Guajira province reported that one person died in flooding.

Matthew caused at least one death when it entered the Caribbean on Wednesday, with officials in St. Vincent reporting a 16-year-old boy was crushed by a boulder as he tried to clear a blocked drain.

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Associated Press writer Ben Fox contributed from Miami.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) \u2014 Seventy years later, Murray Greenfield can still remember the anger he felt when he was locked up with hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors in a British detention camp on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

\"Your first reaction is you're mad as hell,\" 90-year-old Greenfield told The Associated Press from his home in Israel, recalling the feelings of many stuck behind double rows of barbed wire fences and under armed guard. \"Why should we, the survivors, be behind barbed wire?\"

Born and raised in New York City to Jewish immigrant parents, Greenfield reminisced about his time in Cyprus during a September visit to the island organized by his family for his 90th birthday.

After a three-year stint in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, Greenfield, a U.S. citizen, was among a crew of volunteers aboard a rickety, decades-old icebreaker that was pressed into service to ferry some 1,500 Jews to Palestine, ruled by Britain.

Tens of thousands of Jews saw no future in postwar Europe and sought to start over again in Palestine, but the British were not about to let them in. Some 250 American sailors had volunteered to help Jews sail to Palestine aboard 10 surplus World War II vessels purchased with secret donations from Jewish Americans, he said.

After picking up passengers from the coasts of Italy and France, Greenfield's ship \u2014 the Hatikva \u2014 was spotted as it sailed across the Mediterranean and British naval vessels towed it to Haifa port. Most of the crew and passengers were taken to nearby Cyprus \u2014 itself a British colony at the time \u2014 and placed in internment camps.

More than 50,000 Jews are believed to have been interned in Cyprus from 1945-1948 and an estimated 2,200 children were born in those camps.

The detainees' anger quickly gave way to defiance, said Greenfield. With leadership from the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine, detainees transformed the camps into organized communities replete with schools, where languages from all parts of Europe were taught. Greenfield taught English.

\"You've got this feeling, now we're going to win, they're not going to succeed in breaking down our willpower,\" said Greenfield. \"It was a rebirth.\"

He said he always intended to return to New York City, go to college, find a job and get on with his life. But his three months in the camp changed him.

\"The people I met were so enthusiastic, so positive,\" he said. \"They were creating a state, a whole new thing.\"

Greenfield's son Ilan said the family chose a trip to Cyprus to celebrate his father's life because it was the place where he committed to building a life in Israel.

\"It was symbolic,\" said Ilan Greenfield. \"It closes a circle for my father.\"

Twenty-four members of his family, including four great-grandchildren, sprung the surprise trip on him at the airport in Tel Aviv, all wearing T-shirts and hats with '90' on them.

Nothing is left of the British detention camps like Karaolos near the island's east coast, but they are not forgotten. In 2014, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades inaugurated a memorial built in the village of Xylotymbou, the site of another internment camp.

Greenfield recalled how he helped prepare an explosive that he said sank the British vessel that took him and others to Israel three months after his internment. He said the bombing, ordered by Haganah, came in retaliation for British authorities stopping the ship \"Exodus\" from taking more than 4,000 Jews to Palestine.

The \"Exodus\" trip was immortalized in the 1960 film by the same name starring Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint.

Greenfield said the explosive device, packed in toothpaste tubes, was made with a chemical compound that Greek Cypriots had helped smuggle into the camp.

Less than a decade later, Greek Cypriots would mount their own guerrilla campaign against British rule.

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) \u2014 Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria.

The United Nations has warned that 75,000 children could die of starvation in a year if speedy action isn't taken in northeast Nigeria, where underfunded aid agencies say 4.4 million people need food and 65,000 are living in famine-like conditions amid an Islamic insurgency by Boko Haram extremists.

Children with matchstick limbs and protruding ribs already are dying but a regional official for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Kanar, denied Friday that the region had even one case of malnutrition. He spoke after the U.N. Children's Fund doubled its funding appeal to $115 million, calling it one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made no reference Saturday to the food emergency in a speech marking the West African nation's 56th anniversary of independence from British colonizers.

Instead, he painted a rosy picture of military successes against Nigeria's homegrown extremists in the northeast, repeating that Boko Haram \"was defeated\" by December 2015.

\"Now, residents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States ... go about their daily business in relative safety,\" he claimed. \"Commuters can travel between cities, towns and villages without fear.\"

Aid workers and residents of Borno, the worst-hit state and birthplace of Boko Haram, say they fear to venture out of Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast, for fear of attack. As a result, Doctors Without Borders said people in newly liberated towns are \"entirely reliant on outside aid that does not reach them.\"

Famine and malnutrition are among many emergencies hitting Nigeria, a nation that has fallen into recession this year and lost its position as Africa's biggest oil producer as militant attacks in the south slashed petroleum production. Nigeria also is beset by separatists in the southeast, an ever-deadlier conflict in the Middle Belt pitting mainly Muslim nomadic herders against Christian farmers, and mounting crime including a slew of kidnappings for ransom.

The latest victim, the wife of Central Bank of Nigeria Gov. Godwin Emefiele, was rescued by security forces Friday night within 24 hours of being abducted by gunmen, the bank said Saturday. Some Nigerian families have bankrupted themselves to pay ransoms and complain that police did nothing to help.

Amnesty International this week accused Buhari's government of trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters. The London-based rights group cited examples of police violently blocking peaceful protesters, including activists demanding the government rescue more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The Bring Back Our Girls Movement, marking the girls' 900th day in captivity Friday, reminded Buhari of his words last year that \"we cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage.\"

The father of one of the kidnapped girls was among the civilians killed in a Boko Haram attack on a village near Chibok last week, bringing the number of parents who have died since the mass abduction to 23.

In his speech Saturday, Buhari did not even refer to the kidnapped girls.

Instead, he promised big infrastructure and agricultural projects that \"will revive the economy, restore the value of the naira (currency) and drive hunger from our land.\"

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) \u2014 Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan are refusing to move five kilometers (3.1 miles) west to a soon-to-be opened aid distribution center.

Videos sent to the Associated Press on Saturday showed a protest against any relocation from the al-Ruqban camp.

Aid officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the new site was built to draw refugees away from a nearby Jordanian military base, and that the U.N. and Jordan will agree next week to start remote delivery of food, water and basic medical care.

Conditions at al-Ruqban have worsened since Jordan sealed the border 10 weeks ago after an Islamic State-claimed car-bomb attack killed seven soldiers nearby.

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SAO PAULO (AP) \u2014 In Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo, the leading mayoral candidate is a businessman who once fired people on air during a television reality show. In the country's crown jewel city of Rio de Janeiro, the front-runner is an evangelical pastor. And in Belo Horizonte, a former pro soccer player is leading the pack.

For the first time since a bruising impeachment fight led to the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilians will get to vote on Sunday as municipal elections take place in more than 5,500 cities. If polls are any indication, voters are in a kick-the-bums-out mood, preferring novices to established politicians amid a deep recession and anger about a colossal corruption scheme that has led to the jailing of several top politicians.

\"I don't want any of these traditional politicians. Not the current mayor, the ex-mayor, anyone who has governed before,\" said Maria Fernandes, a hairdresser in Sao Paulo who plans to vote for Joao Doria, an ex-host of \"The Apprentice Brazil\" who uses the slogan \"I am not a politician, I am a businessman.\"

Outsiders like Doria seem to be on the upswing in Latin America's largest country, where major parties had long kept tight control on which candidates get put forward.

In the 26 state capitals where mayoral seats are at stake, only five incumbents are polling above the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff, according to polls aggregated by online news site UOL. Many candidates are going out of their way to present themselves as outsiders uncorrupted by the business-as-usual way of doing things that led to arguably the country's biggest political crisis since President Fernando Collor was impeached in 1992.

In August, Rousseff was removed by the Senate for illegally shifting funds between federal budgets. The ouster was the culmination of a nearly yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest economy, already mired in its worst recession in decades.

Rousseff denied wrongdoing, arguing that an elite class, furious over the social welfare policies of her Workers' Party, was pulling off a modern-day coup d'etat. The battle came against the background of revelations of a massive kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras.

Fabio Wanderley Reis, a political science professor at Minas Gerais Federal University, said candidates who reject traditional politics are mirroring an overwhelming feeling among Brazilians.

\"Politics are being criminalized in part by the politicians themselves,\" said Reis. He said that if outsiders triumph in the mayoral elections, \"it could be a trend for the presidential elections in 2018.\"

One of the biggest upsets could be in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the country's economic engine and traditionally a bellwether for the national stage. Even a year ago, incumbent Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party was talked about as a leading contender for the presidency in 2018. Now Haddad is struggling just to qualify for a runoff.

Polls show a clear lead for Doria, a communications mogul who hosted a Brazilian version of Donald Trump's show \"The Apprentice\" and has owned magazines such as \"Caviar Lifestyle.\"

Haddad is tangled in a three-way battle for second with TV consumer advocate Celso Russomano and former Mayor Marta Suplicy.

In Rio, the front-runner is Sen. Marcelo Crivella, an evangelical pastor known for religious songs on YouTube with titles like \"Jesus Cures\" and \"I'm Israel.\" Crivella has run and lost in previous mayoral and gubernatorial elections.

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil's sixth biggest city, former Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Joao Leite is in a tight race with former Atletico Mineiro chairman Alexandre Kalil, whose slogan is even more anti-establishment than Doria's: \"Enough of politicians. Vote for Kalil.\"

To be sure, career politicians are fighting back, arguing that governing takes a lot more than slick speeches and promises to upend the establishment.

\"This could lead to an even bigger adventure that Brazil cannot afford,\" Haddad warned, adding that the way his opponents were presenting themselves was \"no more than a trick.\"

Fernandes, the hairdresser, said such warnings are meaningless because they come from a corrupted political class.

\"At least I know that (Doria) is going to dismantle the corruption schemes and he is already rich, which means he won't steal anything,\" she said, then added, \"I mean, I think he won't.\"

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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) \u2014 Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says the \"Saegheh\" (Thunderbolt) drone is similar to the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone. Iran's state-run Press TV says the long-range drone can carry four precision-guided bombs. Neither report gave figures for the drone's range.

Iran claimed to have shot down an RQ-170 drone used by the Central Intelligence Agency in December 2011 and broadcast footage of the recovered aircraft. It also claims to have captured three American ScanEagle drones.

Iran said last year that it had successfully tested its replica of the RQ-170.

Also on Saturday, Tasnim published photos of what it said was a U.S.-made MQ-1C drone captured recently by the Guard. It did not say when or how the drone was captured.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) \u2014 In West Virginia, the Democrat running for governor has defended the coal industry while decrying his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

In Vermont, the Republican nominee for governor declared his support for transgender bathroom rights and denounced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Those types of unconventional strategic calculations are helping to make for close races this year in several states.

A dozen governor's offices will be up for grabs in the Nov. 8 elections, including at least seven that appear competitive. The national Republican and Democratic governors associations already have spent more than $25 million in those states, according to an Associated Press analysis of financial reports and interviews.

The number of early TV ads in governor's races is up 40 percent from 2012, according to the Wesleyan Media Project.

Democrats are trying to hold on to offices forced open by term limits or retirements in Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's nomination as Trump's running mate added another open office to the competitive list.

The Democrat in Montana and the Republican in North Carolina are the top incumbents facing close contests.

Republicans currently have 31 governorships, three shy of their historic high in the early 1920s. Some of the races to watch:

INDIANA

Even before Pence dropped his re-election bid to become Trump's running mate, Indiana Republicans seeking to retain the governor's office were facing a tough rematch from Democrat John Gregg, a former House speaker who narrowly lost to Pence in 2012.

Pence was replaced on the ballot by Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who was appointed to his post in March. Holcomb has said he is happy to run on Pence's record. That's been turned into an attack ad by Democrats eager to exploit Pence's unpopularity among some voters because of his embrace of conservative social issues such as a religious rights law.

The Republican governors association already has routed $2.8 million to Holcomb while trying to tie Gregg to Clinton.

Gregg has distanced himself from Clinton and affirmed his support for the coal industry. He has been aided with $1.3 million so far from the national Democratic governors group.

MISSOURI

Republicans view Missouri as perhaps their best chance for a pickup. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is leaving office because of term limits, and the state has been trending Republican in legislative and presidential elections even as Democrats have held the governor's office for all but four of the past 24 years.

The Republican Governors Association has poured more than $4.2 million into the coffers of former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens after he won a four-way GOP primary last month.

But the Democratic nominee, Attorney General Chris Koster, has been running like a Republican on key issues. Koster was a GOP state senator until switching parties in 2007. He's won endorsements this year from the National Rifle Association and Missouri's major agricultural organizations, all of whom typically support Republicans.

Koster backed the GOP Legislature's hallmark accomplishment \u2014 a 2014 income tax cut enacted by overriding Nixon's veto \u2014 and also sided with Republicans when they overrode Nixon's veto of a gun-rights law this September.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The race to replace Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan will be conducted in the shadow of Hassan's quest to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Democrats have controlled the governor's office for 18 of the past 20 years, and Democratic candidate Colin Van Ostern is pledging to build on Hassan's record.

Republican Chris Sununu comes with strong name identification as the son of former Gov. John H. Sununu and the brother of former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu. He's positioned himself a bit to the left by backing abortion rights and supporting funding for Planned Parenthood after rejecting it last year.

The governor's race could be influenced by the state's status as a presidential battleground.

The Republican Governors Association already has reserved $3 million of air time in the Boston media market for the final weeks before New Hampshire's election, while Democrats say they reserved more than $4 million of TV ad time.

VERMONT

As a Democrat, Sue Minter begins with what would appear to be a natural advantage in a liberal state that is home to independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist.

Minter is a former state lawmaker and transportation secretary for retiring Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin.

But Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, the only Republican statewide officeholder, has made this race close by tacking to the left. A part-time race-car driver, Scott has wide name recognition and has denounced Trump as \"someone who exploits fear for political gain\" and \"who is willing to overlook the truth.\"

Scott supports abortion rights and gay marriage, and said during a debate that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice.

WEST VIRGINIA

Republican nominee Bill Cole has linked himself closely to Trump, who is popular in West Virginia because of his pledge to revive the coal industry. The state Senate president is aided by West Virginia's trend toward Republicans in recent legislative and presidential elections.

Still, Democrats have won the last five elections for governor. Their candidate this year is Jim Justice, a billionaire coal and agricultural businessman who has been leading in the polls to replace term-limited Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Justice has loaned his campaign more than $2.6 million and, like Trump, casts himself as a political outsider with a record of creating jobs. That includes his purchase and revival of one of the state's biggest tourist draws, The Greenbrier resort. Justice has refused to endorse Clinton.

MONTANA

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is facing a re-election challenge from Republican businessman Greg Gianforte in a state that has favored Republicans in presidential and state legislative elections.

Gianforte, who made a fortune selling his cloud-based software firm to Oracle in 2011, has donated $1.6 million toward his campaign while pledging to match all other contributions dollar-for-dollar. The Republican Governors Association has attempted to link Bullock to Clinton, noting in an ad that both used private email accounts.

The Democratic Governors Association has come to Bullock's defense with more than $2.5 million so far.

NORTH CAROLINA

The top target for both Democrats and Republicans, the North Carolina governor's race already has seen millions of dollars in advertising from candidates and outside groups.

A state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and directs transgender people to use public restrooms matching the gender on their birth certificate has dominated the political discourse since it was signed by GOP Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, who has held the office since 2001, has declined to defend the law and vowed to try repealing it as governor.

While defeating an incumbent is difficult, the Democratic Governors Association views North Carolina as its best chance to flip an office currently held by a Republican. Cooper has outraised McCrory in four straight reporting periods dating to early 2015.

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Associated Press writers Dave Gram and Wilson Ring in Montpelier, Vermont; Jonathan Mattise in Charleston, West Virginia; Gary Robertson in Raleigh, North Carolina; Kathleen Ronayne in Concord, New Hampshire; Brian Slodysko in Indianapolis; and Matt Volz in Helena, Montana, contributed to this report.

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HOBOKEN, N.J. \u2014 Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey.

THE INVESTIGATION

The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier. The agency is seeking information from the train's engineer, the black boxes that record train data and other crew members.

Authorities would not estimate how fast the train was going before it hit a bumper at the end of its track. But the speed limit into the station is 10 mph.

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THE ENGINEER

Authorities want to know why the commuter train with engineer Thomas Gallagher at the controls smashed through a steel-and-concrete bumper and hurtled into the station's waiting area. But NTSB investigators held off questioning Gallagher on Friday because of his injuries. NTSB vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said the board has been \"in touch\" with Gallagher and is scheduling an interview with him.

A government official said that investigators from one of the other agencies taking part in the probe interviewed Gallagher, a NJ Transit engineer for about 18 years, three times Friday. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, would not disclose what Gallagher said but described him as cooperative.

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THE BLACK BOX

The NTSB retrieved the event recorder that was in the locomotive at the rear of the train but hasn't been able to download its data and has gone to the manufacturer for help, Dinh-Zarr said. The event recorder contains speed and braking information.

The NTSB also hasn't been able to extract a recorder from the forward-facing video camera in the train's mangled first car, Dinh-Zarr said. She said the wreckage cannot be safely entered yet because it is under a collapsed section of the station's roof.

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THE VICTIM

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, the crash's sole fatality, was a young mother, talented lawyer and dedicated wife with a penchant for travel.

Thursday, the 34-year-old de Kroon was headed to the station during the morning commute. First she dropped off her toddler and had a good, but fleeting, conversation with a day care worker. A short time later, the train barreled down the tracks with such speed that it plowed into a barrier and went airborne into the station. De Kroon was buried by debris. She died as a crash bystander comforted her.

De Kroon, a 2011 master's degree graduate from Florida International University's College of Business, had previously lived in Florida, but was a Brazil native. She'd temporarily paused her legal career, leaving the software company SAP in Brazil after her husband got a job with an international liquor company

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TRAIN CREW MEMBERS

Investigators are gathering records on the crew members' training, scheduling and health, Dinh-Zarr said. The engineer, conductor and brakeman \"have been very cooperative,\" she said.

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MOSCOW \u2014 Russia has warned the United States against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East.

Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that a U.S. intervention against the Syrian army \"will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole.\"

She says regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be \"quickly filled\" by \"terrorists of all stripes.\"

U.S.-Russian tensions over Syria have escalated since the breakdown of a cease-fire last month, with each side blaming the other for its failure. Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes have launched a major onslaught on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo.

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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 A new sentencing date has been set for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station.

Charging documents say Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der) pleaded guilty in March to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, material support of a foreign terrorist organization and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Abdulkader, of West Chester in southwestern Ohio, was arrested in May 2015. He was scheduled for sentencing Tuesday. Cincinnati federal judge Michael Barrett on Friday reset the date to Nov. 18.

Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with a member of the Islamic State and plotted to abduct and kill a military employee and attack a police station that was not identified.

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) \u2014 Police in South Carolina are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving three people, one of them a 10-month-old baby.

Lt. Raul E. Denis of the Horry County Police Department said in an email that officers were called to a home in Conway shortly after midnight on Saturday and found three people dead \u2014 a man, a woman and a baby. Denis said a 2-year-old child found at the scene was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition was unavailable.

The cause of the deaths is under investigation.

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MOSCOW (AP) \u2014 Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels say they have pulled back heavy weapons in only one out of three planned locations on the front line in eastern Ukraine.

Both sides in the conflict that has killed more 9,600 people since it began in 2014 said Saturday they had pulled back at the village of Zolote northwest of the rebel-held city of Luhansk.

The Russian-backed rebels and Kiev agreed last month to withdraw heavy weapons in two other locations but both accused each other Saturday of being unwilling to withdraw at sites northeast of Luhansk and south of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation said its monitors were unable to access the planned withdrawal sites because the areas were mined.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) \u2014 Five Afghan soldiers and a police officer were killed in an air strike carried out by an Afghan military helicopter in western Farah province, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said Saturday.

The ministry said in a statement that the helicopter had used \"inaccurate information from ground forces\" when it conducted the air strike late Friday night.

It says the forces were being attacked by insurgents in the Bala Buluk district. When they called for air support, the helicopter incorrectly fired a rocket at a checkpoint occupied by Afghan security forces.

The incident is being investigated, the statement said.

It comes after a U.S. air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday killed at least 15 people. Officials and the U.N. mission in Kabul say the dead were civilians.

Meanwhile in southern Helmand province, 11 Afghan civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb late Friday night, said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand.

\"Two women and four children are among the 11 dead and all the victims from a single family,\" said Zwak.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Helmand, but Taliban insurgents frequently target security forces with homemade bombs placed along roads and footpaths.

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Gov. Scott Walker\u2019s job approval rating is on the mend, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll released Wednesday.

The poll found 43 percent of respondents approved of Walker\u2019s job performance, compared with 53 who disapproved. In February, the poll found 39 percent approved and 55 disapproved.

Walker\u2019s approval level in the Marquette poll first fell below 40 percent in August, as the second-term governor mounted a short-lived campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. The approval rating is the highest since before Walker won re-election in November 2014, when it was at 49 percent.

Since dropping out of the presidential election in September, Walker has been traveling extensively throughout Wisconsin, holding invitation-only meetings about the future of the state.

\u201cHe has slowly come back,\u201d poll director Charles Franklin said. \u201cFor other governors changes in approval have tended to take quite a while to improve.\u201d

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Can Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton in Wisconsin?

Wisconsin could be pivotal if Republicans are to win the White House in 2016, but Trump, the presumptive nominee, faces long odds in the last state he lost during the primary.

Republicans here have expressed mixed opinions about whether to support him. On Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan, a Janesville Republican who will lead the Republican National Convention in July, told CNN that he cannot currently support Trump.

Meanwhile, former Gov. Tommy Thompson said in an interview that he supports Trump.

\u201cHe\u2019s the nominee and I support him \u2014 I support him enthusiastically,\u201d Thompson said. \u201cThe alternative is terrible, and I don\u2019t think this country can afford another four years of Obama. We need a change and we need a change bad. We better get behind Donald.\u201d

The New York billionaire real estate mogul and reality TV celebrity is unpopular in the Badger State, far moreso than GOP nominee Mitt Romney was throughout 2012, according to the latest Marquette Law School polls, which were conducted before Wisconsin\u2019s April 5 primary and before Trump became the presumptive nominee this week.

The percentage who viewed Romney unfavorably averaged 47 percent in 2012, whereas Trump\u2019s average so far this year is 65 percent. Romney\u2019s favorable rating also averaged about 13 points higher than Trump\u2019s has so far.

Having a lower favorable rating and higher unfavorable rating than an opponent make it difficult, if not impossible, to win an election, as Romney found against Obama, whose favorable rating remained above 50 percent in all but one 2012 Marquette poll.

However, Democratic front-runner Clinton also has higher unfavorable ratings than Romney did \u2014 her average in three polls this year is 56 percent. The percentage who view her favorably, about 36 percent, is about the same as Romney\u2019s throughout 2012, though higher than his was during the primary season.

Clinton\u2019s lead over Trump in head-to-head polling is also on par with Obama\u2019s victory over John McCain in 2008. In national polls, she leads Trump by about 6.5 points (Obama defeated McCain by seven points) and in Wisconsin she has led by about 10 points (Obama won Wisconsin by almost 14).

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders polls even better against Trump, although Clinton has nearly cut off his path to the nomination.

Marquette Law School Poll director Charles Franklin said that for Trump to win Wisconsin there will have to be a major shift in the race. But it\u2019s difficult to gauge how things will play out as some of his low ratings could reflect the bitter primary fight, and Republicans will likely coalesce around their nominee after the convention in July, he said.

\u201cIt\u2019s going to be very hard for Republicans who will not like Hillary Clinton at all to still maintain that they would rather stay out of the race,\u201d Franklin said.

Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato\u2019s Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia\u2019s Center for Politics, said the fact that more Republicans in Wisconsin view Trump unfavorably (51 percent) than favorably (36 percent) is significant and unusual.

If there is a path to the requisite 270 Electoral College votes for Trump, it is through the Midwest, Kondik said. But Clinton is the favorite in Wisconsin and Trump \u201cthe pretty big underdog,\u201d Kondik said.

U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan, D-Black Earth, said Trump faces a cultural obstacle in Wisconsin.

\u201cThere is a humble nature to people in Wisconsin,\u201d Pocan said. \u201cDonald Trump is the antithesis to that.\u201d

Democratic strategist Joe Zepecki said Trump enters the general election with more challenges than a typical Republican candidate. Only one in five independents gave him a favorable rating in the latest Marquette poll, and three out of four women had an unfavorable view.

\u201cWisconsin remains the football that Charlie Brown is trying to kick, which Lucy pulls away from Republicans every four years,\u201d Zepecki said.

Steve Grubbs, a Republican strategist with clients in several states including Wisconsin, said for the past year he underestimated Trump and Democrats could be on the verge of doing the same. He said the election is shaping up as \u201cthe status quo versus the guy who\u2019s going to blow up the status quo.\u201d

Grubbs said Trump will force Clinton into defending military and other aid to foreign countries, current immigration laws and an interventionist foreign policy.

\u201cThose are all three issues that bring Wisconsin voters his way,\u201d Grubbs said. \u201cThere\u2019s a lot of peace voters in Wisconsin that are tired of war. Hillary has the track record of being the pro-war candidate.\u201d

Democrats have won the past seven presidential elections in Wisconsin, though two of those wins (2000 and 2004) were by two-tenths of a percentage point and two came with help from a third-party challenger (1992 and 1996).

Republicans won in 1980 and 1984 when Ronald Reagan had crossover appeal among blue-collar Democrats. That dynamic could be in play again in Wisconsin, according to Gene Ulm, a national Republican pollster.

Trump \u201ccertainly is cutting a bigger path on more populist issues \u2014 certainly more populist than Hillary Clinton is,\u201d Ulm said. \u201cIf that takes hold and he is successful, then states like Wisconsin and Pennsylvania are going to be much more competitive.\u201d

Joe Heim, a UW-La Crosse political science professor, said Trump is the underdog given his performance in the primary and in the latest polls, but he doesn\u2019t dismiss Trump as a viable candidate.

\u201cIf this is a change election, Trump could win,\u201d Heim said, but added, \u201cFor Wisconsin, I put my money on Hillary. I think her agenda is going to work better for Wisconsin than the Republican agenda.\u201d

State Journal reporter Mark Sommerhauser contributed to this report.

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The coming November rematch between Republican Sen. Ron Johnson and Democratic challenger Russ Feingold is narrowing, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

The poll found Feingold leading Johnson 48-45 percent among likely voters. It was the first time the poll reported results based on those who say they are certain to vote in November.

Last month the poll found Feingold leading 49-37 among registered voters. In the poll released Wednesday, that lead shrank to 47-42 among registered voters.

Both campaigns said the poll results signify that the race will be close through election day. Feingold\u2019s campaign worked that message into a fundraising appeal within an hour of the poll being released.

Poll director Charles Franklin said the tightening of the race could be a result of voters hewing more closely to their party as the presidential primary approaches.

\u201cAs always we have to wait until next time to see if it continues to tighten,\u201d Franklin said.

Among registered voters, roughly a third have a favorable view of Johnson, another third have an unfavorable view and 36 percent say they haven\u2019t heard enough to form an opinion, which is almost unchanged from February.

For Feingold it was 41 percent with a favorable view, 35 percent with an unfavorable view and 25 percent with no opinion, which was also very similar to last month.

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Texas Sen. Ted Cruz has leaped ahead of Republican front-runner Donald Trump in Wisconsin, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has an edge over Democratic leader Hillary Clinton, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

Released Wednesday, the poll comes less than a week before Wisconsin\u2019s presidential primary on Tuesday, a critical contest for all campaigns.

Cruz is looking for a victory to blunt Trump\u2019s momentum toward the nomination, while Ohio Gov. John Kasich seeks a good showing to remain in the conversation, and Sanders hopes another lopsided win dents Clinton\u2019s sizable delegate lead.

In the poll of 957 likely voters, Cruz received support from 40 percent of likely Republican voters, Trump got 30 percent, and Kasich trailed with 21 percent support. Sanders held a 49-45 lead over Clinton among likely Democratic voters.

The poll was conducted March 24-28, with a margin of error of plus or minus 4.1 percentage points. The GOP sample included 471 likely voters and a margin of error of 5.8 points.

The Democratic sample included 405 voters and a margin of error of 6.3 points.

The last Marquette poll in February showed Trump with a double-digit lead in the battle for the GOP nomination, but the landscape has changed immensely since then. That poll was taken before Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson dropped out of the race.

The latest poll comes as Trump, Cruz and Kasich have begun campaigning in Wisconsin, conservatives have weighed in heavily for Cruz and against Trump, and outside groups have begun spending millions of dollars to influence the outcome of the race.

In the days before the poll was taken, Trump and Cruz engaged in a pitched battle involving the physical appearance of their wives.

Other polls out in the past week show a tightening race, though unlike the Marquette poll they use automated calls and don\u2019t attempt to call cell phones, according to Marquette poll director Charles Franklin.

The last Marquette poll showed Sanders with a small lead over Clinton within the poll\u2019s margin of error. Clinton has been steadily losing ground to Sanders over the course of several Marquette polls dating back over the past year. In November she led Sanders 50-41.

A regional breakdown of the results showed Cruz leading in the Milwaukee media market and Kasich leading in the Madison media market, which includes Dane County and its bordering counties.

The Republican primary awards three delegates to the winner of each congressional district, so Kasich could snag delegates if he wins the heavily Democratic 2nd Congressional District centered on Madison.

Kasich has argued he has the best shot against Clinton in the general election. The poll demonstrated that in Wisconsin, with Kasich leading Clinton 48-39 in a hypothetical matchup, whereas Cruz is tied and Trump lags by 10 points. Sanders leads all three Republicans, though Kasich by only two points.

Trump\u2019s strongest areas are in the northern and western parts of the state in areas covered by the 3rd and 7th congressional districts, though Cruz only trailed by one point. Cruz also held a lead in the Green Bay media market and had a two-point lead over Trump among respondents without a college degree.

State Rep. James Edming, R-Glen Flora, the first state lawmaker to publicly back Trump, said he is confident Trump will win in his district, located in the northwest part of the state, far from the influence of Milwaukee area conservative talk radio, which battled with Trump this week.

\u201cThe more the news media and the press bashes him, the harder hit he\u2019s going to make,\u201d Edming said. \u201cThat just makes me ugly. If you can\u2019t get out there to say what you want to say, don\u2019t bash the other guy.\u201d

Sanders has the largest lead in the Madison region, but he also has a slight advantage in the Milwaukee region. Clinton has performed better in states with large minority populations. Franklin said the results show \u201cturnout on Tuesday could make interesting differences.\u201d

Cruz and Sanders held events in Madison on Wednesday, while Trump held rallies in De Pere, Appleton and Green Bay after slamming Gov. Scott Walker at a rally in Janesville on Tuesday. Walker endorsed Cruz on Tuesday.

Walker on Wednesday predicted Cruz would defeat Trump and Kasich next week, and carry the momentum from Wisconsin through the rest of the primary campaign.

\u201cI think that\u2019s going to be one of the turning points in the campaign,\u201d Walker said. \u201cI think that will set him on pace to go into the convention in Cleveland with 1,237 (delegates), and to unite the party behind our nominee and to take on Hillary Clinton.\u201d

Walker did not answer when asked whether he would support Trump in the general election if the business mogul wins the Republican nomination.

State Journal reporter Nico Savidge contributed to this report.

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With less than five months to go before the November presidential election, a new poll out Wednesday found Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump in Wisconsin, and Trump\u2019s pending nomination could be depressing Republican voter enthusiasm.

The Marquette Law School Poll also found more respondents said they would describe Trump as honest than Clinton, but that Clinton was more prepared to be president.

Both had historically high unfavorable ratings for presidential candidates going back to the 1970s, according to poll director Charles Franklin.

Clinton led 42-35 among registered voters, though among likely voters her lead grew to 46-37.

Franklin, a Marquette political science professor, said the divergence between registered and likely voters was noteworthy, particularly because only 78 percent of Republicans said they were absolutely certain they would vote in November, down from 87 percent in March and 90 percent in June 2012. Among Democrats, 84 percent said they were certain to vote, up from 81 percent in March.

\u201cThat is a substantial fall-off (among Republicans),\u201d Franklin said. \u201cWhat we\u2019ve seen over these last two months is a pretty sharp drop-off in Republican likelihood of turning out.\u201d

Franklin cautioned that the results could change in the coming months as attitudes about voting change, and that the likely voter measure doesn\u2019t typically become the focus until late summer and early fall.

Asked if they thought each candidate was honest, more respondents described Trump that way (32 percent) than Clinton (28 percent). But more respondents agreed Clinton was more empathetic (42-27), better able to handle a national crisis (48-31) and more qualified to be president (56-30) than Trump.

Clinton was viewed unfavorably by 58 percent of registered voters, while Trump was viewed unfavorably by 64 percent. Among Republicans, Trump was viewed unfavorably by 35 percent, which Franklin described as \u201chistorically bad.\u201d

Also, 55 percent said they would be very uncomfortable with Trump as president, compared with only 42 percent who said the same about Clinton.

The poll was the first presidential poll in Wisconsin since Trump and Clinton became their party\u2019s presumptive nominees.

The last Marquette poll in late March found Clinton leading Trump by more than 10 percentage points among registered voters. That was consistent with other national polls in Wisconsin that have been taken since then, the last of which was released a month ago.

The Marquette poll was conducted June 9-12. It involved 800 registered voters with a margin of error of +/-4.4 percentage points. The likely voter sample was 666 respondents with a margin of error of +/-4.9 percentage points.The majority of responses came in before Sunday\u2019s terrorist attack at an Orlando gay club that left 50 dead, including the killer, and 53 wounded. Franklin said an analysis of the results that came in Sunday did not show a statistically significant difference from earlier results.

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Gov. Scott Walker\u2019s job approval rating continues to hover below 40 percent, according to the latest Marquette Law School Poll.

The poll found 39 percent approve of his job performance, compared with 55 percent who disapprove.

The poll also found 52 percent of respondents say the state is on the wrong track, while 44 percent said it\u2019s headed in the right direction. And 36 percent said the state budget is in worse shape than a few years ago, compared with 28 percent who say it\u2019s in better shape. That\u2019s a reversal from 2014, when 43 percent said it was in better shape and 27 percent said it was in worse shape.

Walker\u2019s job approval rating began to drop about a year ago as he mounted an ultimately short-lived presidential campaign. Walker has traveled extensively around the state since dropping out of the presidential election in late September, but his efforts to reconnect with citizens have yet to show up in his job approval numbers.

Poll director Charles Franklin said it\u2019s unrealistic to expect Walker\u2019s job approval numbers to shoot up because he is no longer running for president.

In a composite of the four Marquette polls taken before his 2014 re-election, his job approval rating was 48.6 percent. In a composite of the last four polls since August, excluding Thursday\u2019s, his job approval level was 38.2 percent.

Walker\u2019s support has plummeted the most among self-described independents (down 19 points to 23.2 percent) and independents who \u201clean Republican\u201d (22.3 points to 60.9 percent).

Walker also has seen his support evaporate in the northern part of the state, where his approval level is down 21.2 points, and the Fox Valley region, where it is down 16.5 points.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) \u2014 Pakistani cinemas have stopped showing Indian films after India banned Pakistani actors from its movie industry amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals over Kashmir, cinema owners said Saturday.

Nadeem Mandviwala, who owns nearly a dozen cinemas in Karachi and Islamabad, said that he and other distributors have agreed to stop showing Indian films until relations improve. He said the ban is a private initiative.

The move came after the main association of Indian film producers and exhibitors adopted a resolution Thursday banning Pakistani actors from working on their films.

The latest tensions were sparked by a militant attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that killed 18 Indian soldiers. Both countries claim the Himalayan territory, which is split between Indian and Pakistani-controlled zones.

Mandviwala said every year up to 80 Indian films are shown at Pakistani cinemas and earn millions from the Pakistani market.

But opinions on the ban are divided among Bollywood personalities.

A top Indian actor, Salman Khan, earlier told reporters in New Delhi that artists are not terrorists. These are two different subjects. \"They come to our country after acquiring a visa, and it's our government who allows them with the work permit in our country,\" Khan said of Pakistani artists. He immediately won support from actor Om Puri and producer-director Shyam Benegal.

Their statements came after the Indian Motion Pictures' Artists Association adopted a resolution earlier this week demanding a ban on all Pakistani actors and technicians until the situation returned to normal.

Producer-director Pahlaj Nihalani and actor Anupam Kher supported the association's decision. They are well-known supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.

Earlier in the week, a Mumbai-based regional party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Samiti asked Pakistani actors and artists to leave India within 48 hours or be pushed out in the wake of the Kashmir attacks.

___

Associated Press writers Ashok Sharma in New Delhi, Riaz Khan in Peshawar and Zaheer Babar in Lahore, Pakistan contributed to this report.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) \u2014 The Taiwanese dark comedy \"Godspeed\" took home eight nominations for next month's 53rd annual Golden Horse Awards, with the nominees announced in Taipei on Saturday.

\"Godspeed\" was nominated for awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography. The movie, which stars veteran Hong Kong actor Michael Hui and Taiwanese talk show host Lin Yu-chih, is about a taxi driver who unknowingly becomes the driver for a drug dealer. The two go on a trip to southern Taiwan and encounter mishaps and adventures along the way.

The romance drama \"Soul Mate,\" by upcoming Hong Kong director Derek Tsang, received seven nominations. Adapted from a popular novel, the film is about two young girls in China who became best friends but later fall in love with the same guy. The film's nominations include Best Director and two nominations for Best Actress.

\"The Road to Mandala,\" ''The Summer Is Gone\" and \"Soul on a String\" received six nominations apiece.

The Golden Horse Awards, which will be handed out Nov. 26 in Taipei, are one of the most prestigious film awards for Mandarin-language cinema, with movies from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong fighting for honors.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) \u2014 The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Serbia's defense minister says police and army patrols on the border with Bulgaria have discovered 9,300 migrants attempting to cross into the country illegally since mid-July.

Minister Zoran Djordjevic said Saturday the troops also have caught 53 people smugglers in that period.

Serbia has stepped up its border patrols with Bulgaria recently as part of efforts to curb the influx of migrants seeking to reach the European Union. Thousands of migrants have been stuck in Serbia looking for ways to cross into EU-member nations Croatia and Hungary.

Migrants have turned to clandestine routes after countries along the Balkans migration route closed their borders to migrants in March.

Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic says the government plans to toughen the penalties for people smuggling.

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2:45 p.m.

Romanian border police are investigating 17 Syrians on suspicion that they tried to illegally enter Romania.

Border police they detained the Syrians, 11 adults and 6 children, who had left Bulgaria and were walking toward Ostrov, in southeastern Romania, on Saturday morning.

The migrants told police they were trying to reach Western Europe. Romanian and Bulgarian authorities are jointly investigating the group on suspicion of illegally crossing the border.

In a separate incident, border police in southwestern Romania said they spotted five men, aged between 20 and 53, early Saturday who were trying to cross into Romania.

Four were Lebanese and the other was Algerian. Border police are investigating the five on suspicion of illegally crossing from Serbia and trying to enter Romania.

___

1:25 p.m.

Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum this weekend, which polls show has boosted xenophobic feelings.

The government, contending that there is a direct link between migrants and terrorism, is seeking a popular mandate in Sunday's vote for its opposition to accepting any mandatory European Union quotas for resettling asylum seekers.

Timea Nagy, a Hungarian Muslim, says \"I'm starting to feel that my own homeland is repudiating me.\"

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Hungarians have \"no problems\" with the local Muslim community, but he believes any mandatory European Union quotas to relocate asylum seekers, including many Muslims, would destroy Hungary's Christian identity and culture.

Orban hopes that a rejection of EU quotas in the referendum will be mimicked by others and force Brussels to reconsider the plan.

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Mostly sunny skies today, with seasonable temperatures and a mild breeze. Sunday morning will see mostly sunny skies, with clouds rolling in later in the day, along with a very slight chance of showers and thunderstorms that will run through Monday morning.

The 2016 Monsoon season officially ended yesterday, and the rainfall totals are in. Between June 15 and Sept. 30, Tucson International Airport recorded 7.40 inches of rain. The normal recording for Monsoon season is 6.08 inches.

High: 91

Low: 67

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Clear, 72.7
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Wind 2 MPH NNE, 62% humidity
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UV index 1, visibility 10.0 miles
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No precipitation today
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Lightning strikes today 25 Tucson, 45 Near Tucson, 230 In Arizona
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No lightning strikes in the last hour
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10 am: Clear, 76
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Wind 7 MPH SE, 0% chance precip.
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52% humidity, UV index 3
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11 am: Clear, 80
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Wind 5 MPH SSE, 0% chance precip.
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44% humidity, UV index 5
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12 pm: Clear, 83
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Wind 2 MPH S, 0% chance precip.
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36% humidity, UV index 7
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1 pm: Clear, 86
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Wind 3 MPH SW, 0% chance precip.
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28% humidity, UV index 8
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2 pm: Clear, 87
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Wind 4 MPH WNW, 0% chance precip.
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24% humidity, UV index 7
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3 pm: Clear, 88
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Wind 6 MPH WNW, 0% chance precip.
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21% humidity, UV index 6
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4 pm: Clear, 89
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Wind 7 MPH WNW, 0% chance precip.
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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago?

A cast bronze monument dedicated to the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff recently appeared in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, erected a stone's throw from a handful of other somber memorials to soldiers, sailors and mariners lost at sea or on the battlefield.

But if you can't recall the disaster it could be because the artist behind the memorial, Joseph Reginella, made the whole thing up.

The 250-pound monument, which depicts a Staten Island ferry being dragged down by giant octopus tentacles, is part of a multi-layered hoax that also includes a sophisticated website, a documentary, fabricated newspaper articles and glossy fliers directing tourists to a phantom Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum across the harbor.

It took Reginella six months to put it together.

He said the idea for the project came to him while he was taking his 11-year-old nephew from Florida on the ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island.

\"He was asking me all kinds of crazy questions like if the waters were shark-infested,\" he said. \"I said 'No, but you know what did happen in the '60s? One of these boats got pulled down by a giant octopus.\"

\"The story just rolled off the top of my head\" and the idea for a mock memorial was born.

It evolved to become \"a multimedia art project and social experience \u2014 not maliciously \u2014 about how gullible people are,\" said Reginella, who creates artworks for store windows and amusement parks.

The monument never stays in one spot for more than two days \"because the city will come and take it away,\" he said, adding that it takes two people to break it down.

\"It's definitely an experience when you see people who don't know about it. They get this strange look on their face, they stare out at the water and walk away,\" he said. \"I sit close by with a fishing pole and fish. I eavesdrop on the conversations.\"

Sometimes, he said, when he overhears people saying, \"How come nobody has ever heard of this?\" he'll interject, offering that the disaster happened on Nov. 22, 1963, a day that the news was dominated by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

\"It creates a plausibility for them, and they shake their head 'Maybe.'\"

Puzzled tourists looking for the memorial museum on Staten Island and its supposed collection of wreckage with \"strange suction-cup-shaped marks\" sometimes wonder into the Snug Harbor Cultural Center asking for directions.

The staff at the nearby Staten Island Museum admits it too was puzzled at first.

\"We kind of scratched our heads and said we don't know where it is and started looking further into it, and realized it was a hoax,\" said spokeswoman Rachel Somma.

\"Most people have the feeling that it's not a reality. It's a treasure hunt for them. It's fun. That's what we love about it. ... It's great that it gets people out here,\" she added.

Melanie Giuliano, who produced a mock documentary for the monument's website, used her father in the role of a maritime expert and her neighbor as an eyewitness. Reginella's wife's co-worker served as the narrator.

\"I thought it was an insane idea but I thought it was hilarious,\" said the videographer and filmmaker.

One thing about the preposterous story is real. There really was a Cornelius G. Kolff ferry. It ferried passengers for 36 years before becoming a stationary floating dorm for Rikers Island inmates. It was sold for scrap in 2003.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) \u2014 A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the blast Saturday occurred at the Blue Sky restaurant close to the presidential palace.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but the Islamic extremist group of al-Shabab often carries out such attacks.

Al-Shabab, al-Qaida's East African affiliate, is fighting to impose a strict version of Islam in this Horn of Africa nation. Despite losing a lot of ground in recent years, the extremist group continues to carry out lethal attacks in many parts of the country, especially in the capital. Recent attacks have focused on the capital's hotel industry, which is remerging from decades of conflict.

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) \u2014 Almost four years after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his neighborhood so badly that Britain's Prince Harry had to stop by for a look at the damage, Paul Jeffrey is ready to sleep soundly again.

His Ortley Beach community in Toms River, New Jersey called itself ground zero of the 2012 storm that washed entire neighborhoods off the map and in some cases, into the bay.

It is among shore towns in a 14-mile stretch of coast that will soon be getting protective sand dunes as part of a $150 million project that has been repeatedly delayed by litigation from some property owners. New Jersey officials solicited bids this week for the project, which Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said should begin in the spring.

\"It actually lets people sleep at night,\" said Jeffrey, president of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association. \"When these storms come through, people have trouble sleeping. They don't know if they're going to wake up to water pouring through their homes. This is a stress-reliever.\"

But for homeowners fighting against the plan, it is a nightmare. The state has obtained nearly 350 easements from oceanfront property owners who voluntarily gave permission for the dunes to be built on part of their land. But 149 others are fighting the state's condemnation proceedings court: 83 in Bay Head; 53 in Point Pleasant Beach; nine in Berkeley, and four in Mantoloking.

Some don't want to lose their ground-floor oceanfront views. Others object to the government seizing private property, and still others, including a group in Bay Head that has spent millions of dollars of their own money on a rock wall between their homes and the ocean, say it's simply not needed.

Many of the foes also question the federal government's commitment to constantly replenishing the sand as it washes away every few years for the next half-century. Thom Ammirato, a spokesman for some of the Bay Head objectors, said the dunes won't be finished until after Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration leaves office in 2018, and questioned whether future federal and state governments will keep paying to maintain the project.

\"How does Bob Martin expect to pay for this?\" Ammirato asked. \"Is he just dumping it on the next administration, or does he still believe in the fairy tale that the federal government is going to pay for New Jersey beaches for the next 50 years? Residents along the beach will be making life-altering decisions on the promise made by Martin and Gov. Christie. That could be foolish.\"

The dunes will stretch from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, which includes areas that were hit the worst by Sandy. Mantoloking was cut in half by the storm, Route 35 \u2014 the state's second-busiest north-south coastal highway \u2014 was smashed to pieces and virtually every one of the town's 521 buildings was either damaged or destroyed; entire neighborhoods were washed away, including houses that ended up atop a bridge, or in a nearby bay.

And the Ortley Beach section of Toms River still struggles to recover nearly four years later. It was one of the places Britain's Prince Harry saw during a 2013 tour of storm-damaged areas.

Martin commended the homeowners who voluntarily signed their easements, calling them \"the real heroes here.\" Since a state judge ruled in favor of New Jersey's condemnation efforts for the dune plan in March, the state has pressed its efforts in court while negotiating with others, including the owners of the privately owned Jenkinson's Beach in Point Pleasant Beach, one of the state's main summer tourist spots.

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Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC.

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BEIRUT (AP) \u2014 Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes.

Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that a U.S. intervention against the Syrian army \"will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole.\"

She said regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be \"quickly filled\" by \"terrorists of all stripes.\"

U.S.-Russian tensions over Syria have escalated since the breakdown of a cease-fire last month, with each side blaming the other for its failure. Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes have launched a major onslaught on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo.

Syrian troops pushed ahead in their offensive in Aleppo on Saturday capturing the strategic Um al-Shuqeef hill near the Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat that government forces captured from rebels earlier this week, according to state TV. The hill is on the northern edge of the Aleppo, Syria's largest city and former commercial center.

The powerful ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham militant group said rebels regained control Saturday of several positions they lost in Aleppo in the Bustan al-Basha neighborhood.

Airstrikes on Aleppo struck a clinic in the eastern rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhour putting it out of service, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. They said one person was killed in the airstrike.

Opposition activists have blamed the President Bashar Assad's forces and Russia for airstrikes that hit Civil Defense units and clinics in the city where eastern rebel-held neighborhoods are besieged by government forces and pro-government militiamen.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom criticized attacks on civilian targets writing on her Twitter account: \"Unacceptable to bomb civilians, children and hospitals in #Aleppo. No humanity. Assad & Russia moving further away from peace.\"

In the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition destroyed several bridges on the Euphrates river, according to Syrian state news agency SANA and Deir el-Zour 24, an activist media collective. The province is a stronghold of the Islamic State group.

SANA said that among the bridges destroyed was the Tarif Bridge that links the eastern city of Deir el-Zour with the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the extremists' de-facto capital.

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Associated Press writers Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) \u2014 Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, have rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.

Speakers at the protest said a total ban on abortion, including for victims of rape or women whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy, would be \"barbaric.\" Poland already has one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws.

Organizers said they want as few abortions as possible in Poland, but that this goal should be achieved with better sex education in schools and easier access to birth control.

Organizer Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bak, a member of the left-wing Together party, told the crowd: \"We will not allow our hospitals to be turned into torture chambers and our doctors into prison guards.\"

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) \u2014 Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum this weekend, which polls suggest has boosted xenophobic feelings.

The government, contending that there is a direct link between migrants and terrorism, is seeking a popular mandate in Sunday's vote for its opposition to accepting any mandatory European Union quotas for resettling asylum seekers.

\"I'm starting to feel that my own homeland is repudiating me,\" says Timea Nagy, a Hungarian Muslim.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Hungarians have \"no problems\" with the local Muslim community, but he believes any EU quotas to relocate asylum seekers, including many Muslims, would destroy Hungary's Christian identity and culture.

Orban hopes that a rejection of EU quotas in the referendum will be mimicked by others and force Brussels to reconsider the scheme.

A poll taken in August by the Publicus Institute for the Vasarnapi Hirek newspaper found 35 percent of the 1,000 people asked said it was obligatory to help refugees, down from 64 percent in September 2015.

Some 5,600 Muslims live in Hungary, according to the 2011 census, the latest available.

On Friday, about 30 people took part in a \"Muslims living among us\" walking tour in a Budapest neighborhood, an effort to counter prejudice.

\"In the past year, especially since the migrant crisis is causing tension in Hungarian society, this is one of our most popular walks,\" said tour guide Anna Lenard. \"We present Hungarian Muslim communities and try to show their human face because people living here get a lot of false information from the media.\"

The tour in the city's so-called \"New Buda\" neighborhood stretching to the Danube River includes stops in several shops and mosques, as well as presentations and chats by community leaders.

\"We could say that this (referendum) campaign is against the migrants but in reality it is covertly against Islam, that's how people mostly understood it,\" said Tayseer Saleh, imam of the Darusallam Mosque.

\"We do not support the migrants coming to Europe,\" Saleh said. \"We support putting an end to the problems there and I guarantee that 90 percent of the people will return to their homeland.\"

Government billboards and media ads have drawn a direct link between migration and terrorism, warned Hungarians that millions more migrants may soon be headed for Europe and asserted that cases of harassment of women in Europe have risen greatly since the start of the migrant crisis.

Speaking last September at a meeting of Hungarian diplomats, Orban said the Muslims in Hungary were a \"valuable asset\" and wanted to avoid causing \"awkward situations, even at the verbal level\" for them.

\"We are truly glad that there are kebab shops on our avenues. We like buying lamb from Syrian butchers at Easter,\" Orban said. \"We are going to honor this Muslim community in Hungary, but we don't want their proportion to grow suddenly.\"

Local Muslims said the problems they faced in light of the government's referendum campaign were far beyond awkward.

\"I consider myself a good Hungarian and I want to be one, too,\" Timea Nagy said. \"But if people are surrounded by this kind of propaganda and they are so impressionable, it often makes you wonder.\"

___

Andras Nagy contributed to this report.

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MADRID (AP) \u2014 Rent by internal divisions, members of Spain's Socialist Party are voting Saturday to decide if they will keep or oust leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been blocking acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from building a minority government.

Despite nine months political gridlock in Spain, Sanchez insists he will continue blocking Rajoy. If he stays in his post after Saturday's party vote, Spain will be unable to form a new government by Oct. 31 and a new national election will be called. If his party opponents win, they might abstain from blocking Rajoy, ending Spain's political limbo.

In an attempt to force Sanchez to resign, 17 of the party's 38-member executive committee resigned Wednesday, demanding a chance of stance.

But supporters of Sanchez gathered Saturday outside Party headquarters in Madrid, chanting his name and \"No means no!\" in reference to the Socialists refusing to let the conservatives form a coalition government.

Spain has been led for decades by either the conservatives or the Socialists and has never had a coalition government. An inconclusive election last December saw the rise of other parties, and another national election in June did not solve the question of who should lead the country. Unlike lawmakers elsewhere in Europe, Spanish politicians are having a difficult time with the whole concept of a coalition government.

Rajoy has been leading a caretaker government. His conservative Popular Party won the most seats in both elections but needs the support or abstention of other parties to form a government.

The 137-year-old Socialist party is reeling in from losses in the Galician and Basque regional elections last month and its worst-ever results in the last two national elections.

Some say, regardless of what the Socialists decide, the only winner will be Rajoy.

\"The Spanish left is broken. There is no alternative to a Popular Party-led cabinet,\" said Antonio Barroso of the Teneo Intelligence political risk consulting group. \"If Rajoy is not appointed PM before 31 October, new elections will only strengthen his party further and make his re-election more likely.\"

___

Ciaran Giles in Madrid contributed to this report.

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BERLIN (AP) \u2014 A police officer in Germany got himself an unusual souvenir after finding none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the rules at Munich's main train station.

Federal police say the officer stopped Schwarzenegger's bodyguard and then the movie star and former California governor himself riding bikes Friday along the station's platforms.

Police said Saturday that Schwarzenegger apologized, explaining he was having trouble walking, and offered to take a picture with the officer.

A police statement noted that \"after brief small talk with the federal police officer, the 'Terminator' left the main station through the north entrance.\"

It said Schwarzenegger walked away, pushing his bike.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) \u2014 A Serbian court has ordered a senior Kosovo police official to be detained for 30 days to prevent him from fleeing after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

The arrest of Nehat Thaci, the head of Kosovo police for the northern town of Mitrovica, and Saturday's ruling by the court in the southern city of Nis are signs of continuing tensions in the volatile Balkans.

Thaci was detained while crossing from Kosovo into Serbia Wednesday evening. Kosovo authorities have demanded an explanation.

Kosovo, a predominantly ethnic-Albanian former Serbian province, declared independence in 2008 following a 1998-99 war. Belgrade has refused to recognize the split, but has joined EU-backed talks on normalizing ties to advance membership efforts.

No details about the allegations against Thaci have been disclosed.

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EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) \u2014 Police in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula say nine policemen have been wounded when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic State militants.

A statement by local police says Saturday's attack took place outside the border town of Rafah.

The attack is the latest in a war of attrition waged by militants led by the Islamic State's affiliate in Sinai, where security forces have battled insurgents for years. The insurgency by the militants in Sinai grew more intense after the 2013 ouster of elected president, Mohammed Morsi, who is an Islamist.

Also Saturday, police say the severed head of a man who had been abducted by suspected militants for his alleged cooperation with authorities turned up in Rafah.

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The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit victories in the first two games of their respective semifinal series.

The defending champion Lynx are seeking their fourth crown in six years, buoyed by a quartet that won Olympic gold with the U.S. national team in Rio. The Sparks have a shot at their first title since 2002 behind league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and two-time MVP Candace Parker.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Maya Moore scored 26 points, Lindsay Whalen had 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-86 Friday night. Diana Taurasi had 31 points for the Mercury, who lost the series opener by 15 points.

In Los Angeles, Parker had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the Sparks' 99-84 win over the Chicago Sky. Ogwumike added 18 points.

Reserve Clarissa Dos Santos scored 15 points and Jamierra Faulkner added 14 off the bench for the Sky, who lost Game 1 by 20 points.

Here are some things to watch when the semifinals resume Sunday:

GOING HOME

The Mercury started the playoffs in unprecedented fashion. Due to a combination of their No. 8 seed and the new playoff format, they've had four playoff games on the road and none at home. After winning single-elimination games at Indiana and New York, they looked flat in two losses in Minnesota.

\"We knew it was going to be a tall task,\" Taurasi said. \"We're not the freshest team, I can tell you that. We're not the youngest team either. But we've just got to find a way.\"

THE MICROWAVE

League sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender hit 10 of 11 shots and scored 20 points, matching Parker's total in the Sparks' win.

\"She's a microwave. That's what I call her,\" Parker said. \"She comes and she heats up.\"

Ogwumike praised Lavender's willingness to do whatever is needed. Lavender had started the last two seasons before coming off the bench all year for the Sparks.

\"She'll set a screen, run, box out,\" Ogwumike said. \"She's that front court push that helps us control the flow of our game.\"

GET GRINER GOING

Phoenix center Brittney Griner has been a non-factor in the first two games against the Lynx. She scored 16 points but had just two rebounds and was a minus-17 in the Game 1 blowout. Griner picked up two early fouls Friday night and was pulled less than two minutes in. She returned five minutes later and she got a third foul. Griner finished with two points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.

\"This happens in the game of basketball,\" Taurasi said. \"And the way she reacts to it is going to tell us a lot about her. And I have the utmost confidence that she's going to come ready to play when we get home.\"

WHERE'S THE D?

Minnesota isn't happy with its defensive performance so far. Phoenix is averaging 90.5 point in the first two games. The Lynx allowed 77.0 points per game this season, and WNBA coach of the year Cheryl Reeve hopes going on the road will hone the defense.

\"We've been the best road team for reasons of playing great defense and rebounding the basketball,\" she said. \"Offense is not going to be easy, so the mindset is if we don't score, they don't score.\"

BRAZILIAN FLAIR

Clarissa Dos Santos led Chicago with 15 points off the bench. The 6-foot-1 center averages 2.9 points as the second-best Brazilian on the Sky roster. Erika de Souza, a 10-year veteran, averages 5.8 points.

\"Her vertical's not the greatest,\" Chicago coach Pokey Chatman said of Dos Santos. \"Her attitude and effort is all you talk about in coaching. She's able to affect the game. Her play and her energy spilled over to the other players. We'll make sure we take that into Sunday.\"

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Freelance writer Patrick Donnelly in St. Paul, Minnesota, contributed to this report.

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 Most people who are drawn to third party candidates in the presidential election aren't sold on their choice, making these voters wild cards in an already unpredictable contest.

A shift in their support toward either of the major party nominees \u2014 away from Libertarian Gary Johnson, Jill Stein of the Green Party or another third party candidate \u2014 could drastically change the shape of the race.

A recent Associated Press-GfK poll found that nearly 7 in 10 third-party supporters say they could still change their minds.

They are about evenly split between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump if forced to choose between just those two. Nearly one-third refused to pick or said they would just not vote if it came down to that.

Margaret Bonnem, a stay-at-home mother in Colliersville, Tennessee, had previously supported Stein. But now she says she'll vote for Clinton because she realizes that \"a third party candidate can't really do anything but pull votes away\" from the major parties.

\"I can't vote for Trump, and I don't want him to benefit from me voting for someone else,\" said Bonnem, 54. \"So I'll end up voting for someone I don't fully trust.\"

The poll, conducted before last Monday night's first presidential debate, also shows signs that many third party backers would rather vote for no one than throw their support either to Trump or Clinton.

Among likely voters in the AP-GfK poll saying they'll support a third party candidate, 7 in 10 say they have an unfavorable opinion of both the Democratic and Republican nominees.

Altogether, the poll found 9 percent of likely voters supported Johnson, 2 percent Stein, and 2 percent \"another candidate.\"

Among third-party supporters, 72 percent say Clinton's not at all honest, and 64 percent say she's at least somewhat corrupt. Sixty-eight percent say Trump is not at all compassionate and 59 percent think he's at least somewhat racist.

Overall, 8 in 10 say they have an unfavorable opinion of each of the major party nominees. For 6 in 10, that opinion is very unfavorable.

Patrick Cannon, 63, from Minneapolis, says he'll vote for Johnson though he knows Johnson can't win.

\"I guess my vote is in the nature of a protest vote,\" said Cannon, who retired from the graphics industry. \"I just can't bring myself to vote for the other two.\"

These third party voters don't fit into easy political boxes.

They're disproportionately young: 26 percent of them are under age 30, compared with just 15 percent of likely voters overall. More than half of them self-identify as independents, though when asked which way they lean, they're about evenly split between the two parties.

They're deeply dissatisfied with the direction of the country. Eight-two percent say the country is headed in the wrong direction, far closer to the percentage for Trump supporters (94 percent) than Clinton supporters (45 percent). Six in 10 disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president.

Despite their dissatisfaction with the direction of the country, 74 percent of them say they would be afraid if Trump is elected president, compared with 56 percent who say that of Clinton. They're also slightly more likely to say they would be angry about electing Trump than put Clinton in the White House, 54 percent to 45 percent.

Whether the Democrat or the Republican can win them over lends potential volatility to the race. In the AP-GfK poll, 69 percent of them said they could still change their minds about whom to support, while more than 85 percent of both Trump and Clinton supporters said their minds were made up.

Jim Stab, a retired captain in the Navy, is planning to vote for Johnson but says his \"leaning is weak.\"

\"Not voting is a waste,\" said Staub, 75, of Laguna Niguel, California. \"If I won't for Johnson, I will for one of them,\" meaning Clinton or Trump.

On average, surveys have suggested Clinton may perform slightly better when voters are forced to choose between only Trump and her.

But first, they'd need to actually vote. And there are reasons to think many of them wouldn't come out to hold their noses for their least-disliked candidate.

While 6 in 10 Trump and Clinton supporters in the AP-GfK poll say they always vote, just 45 percent of third party voters say the same. In fact, more than a quarter straight up say they would not vote if they had to choose between Trump and Clinton.

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The AP-GfK Poll of 1,694 adults, including 160 likely voters who said they'll vote for a third party candidate, was conducted online Sept. 15-19, using a sample drawn from GfK's probability-based KnowledgePanel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, and for third party voters is plus or minus 8.2 percentage points.

Respondents were first selected randomly using telephone or mail survey methods and later interviewed online. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didn't have access to the internet were provided access for free.

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Lemire reported from New York.

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Online:

Poll results: http://ap-gfkpoll.com

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) \u2014 Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox faithful cannot participate in Catholic services.

In the run-up to Francis' Caucasus visit, the Vatican spokesman had said the Orthodox Patriarchate would send a delegation to the Mass in a Tbilisi sports stadium \"in a sign of the rapport between the two churches\" \u2014 suggesting that the chill that had clouded the 1999 visit of St. John Paul II to Georgia had warmed slightly.

But Orthodox patriarchate spokeswoman Nato Asatiani said Saturday that the delegation had stayed away \"by mutual agreement.\"

\"As long as there are dogmatic differences between our churches, Orthodox believers will not participate in their prayers,\" the patriarchate said on its website, updating a previous statement.

The reversal apparently came after Francis' arrival Friday in Tbilisi was met with protests of hardline Orthodox opposed to any ecumenical initiatives by their church.

\"It's typical proselytizing,\" said Father David Klividze, who was among about 100 people protesting outside the stadium from the hardline Union of Orthodox Parents. \"Can you imagine how it would be if a Sunni preacher came to Shiite Iran and conducted prayers in a stadium or somewhere else? Such a thing could not be. Therefore, we are speaking against this.\"

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the Vatican accepted the Orthodox decision, which he said had been conveyed to the papal delegation Friday night.

Francis had been scheduled to personally greet the Orthodox delegation at the end of the Mass. Instead, Francis thanked \"those Orthodox faithful\" who were present.

Later Saturday, Francis insisted that Catholics must never seek to convert Orthodox, saying they are Catholics' brothers and sisters, children of the same God.

\"Proselytism is a grave sin against ecumenism,\" Francis told a gathering of Catholic priests and seminarians. \"One must not proselytize the Orthodox.\"

Organizers had said they expected the Meshki sports stadium, capacity 27,000, to be full for the Mass, but only a few thousand people had taken their seats by the time Francis entered on his popemobile. There was no immediate explanation for the low turnout of Catholic faithful on the brilliantly sunny day.

Georgia is overwhelmingly Orthodox, with less than 3 percent of the population \u2014 or about 112,000 people \u2014 Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

In his homily, Francis urged his faithful to find consolation in God and not be \"saddened by the lack of harmony around us.\"

\"It is when we are united, in communion, that God's consolation works in us,\" he said.

Francis had received a surprisingly warm welcome from the Orthodox leader upon his arrival Friday for the three-day visit that also includes a stop in Muslim-majority Azerbaijan.

Patriarch Ilia welcomed Francis as my \"dear brother\" and toasted him saying: \"May the Lord bless the Catholic Church of Rome.\"

It was a different tone compared to the chill that characterized the 1999 visit by St. John Paul II, when Ilia greeted him only as a head of state, not a religious leader. Then, Catholic-Orthodox tensions were so high that the Georgian Orthodox Church urged its faithful to stay away from his Mass.

The last-minute decision not to send an Orthodox delegation to Francis' Mass, and to repeat that Orthodox shouldn't attend, illustrated the problems that often frustrate the Vatican's ecumenical efforts.

Other than Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, there were no prominent Georgian politicians on hand for the Mass. That suggested that with parliamentary elections planned for next week, politicians might have been reluctant to alienate any hardline Orthodox voters.

Francis' visit has been met with some protests by hardline Orthodox, who demonstrated outside the airport and Chaldean church holding signs saying \"The Vatican is a spiritual aggressor\" and \"Death of papism.\"

Francis' main ecumenical event Saturday was an evening visit to the seat of the Orthodox church, where he was expected to press his call for improved Catholic-Orthodox ties.

The Orthodox cathedral is located in Mtskheta, the spiritual capital of Georgia and where Christianity took root in the 4th century. The 11th-century Svetitskhoveli cathedral is said to have housed Christ's tunic.

\"For the Christian world and not only, the visit of the pope is very significant,\" said Amiran Tsiklauri, an Orthodox resident of Tbilisi. \"The pope is not only spiritual leader for Catholics but also the person who calls and urges for peace around the world.\"

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NEW DELHI (AP) \u2014 Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes as part of a one-time opportunity to come clean under a government scheme, India's finance minister said Saturday.

The declarations of the \"black money\" by 64,275 people came in a four-month window that ended Friday, allowing them to pay a tax, surcharge and penalty totaling 45 percent to avoid prosecution, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a news conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won elections in 2014 promising to curb corruption, the flow of black money abroad and lack of financial transparency.

The government has been facing opposition pressure to act since the April release of financial documents naming companies and individuals who may have dodged taxes by setting up shell companies and accounts through brokers based in Panama. The so-called \"Panama Papers\" include the names of about 500 Indians who have invested in offshore companies.

Jaitley said that a previous 1997 amnesty scheme had yielded $1.5 billion to the government.

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JERUSALEM (AP) \u2014 Israel's Foreign Ministry says it's \"unfortunate\" that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose to invoke Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in his bloody anti-crime war.

Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Saturday Israel is convinced the Philippine president \"will find a way to clarify his words.\"

On Friday, the outspoken Duterte said \"Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3 million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them.\"

Duterte, under fire for extra-judicial killings in the drug war, was referring to the estimated number of drug addicts in the country. The U.S. has warned the president's violent rhetoric could affect aid.

The Nazis and their allies killed 6 million Jews during World War II as part of a campaign to obliterate European Jewry.

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CAIRO (AP) \u2014 Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday.

They said the three \u2014 Hamdy Mokhtar, Mohammed Hassan, and Osama al-Bishbishi \u2014 were arrested Sept. 26 and face charges of publishing false news and belonging to a banned organization, Egyptian parlance for the Muslim Brotherhood group.

A fourth journalist, Noura Nasser, was arrested Sept. 27 as she interviewed Egyptians with postgraduate degrees protesting outside the Cabinet's office to demand jobs. Nasser, who was released two days later, reports for an opposition news website. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, said Nasser also faced charges of publishing false news.

The security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

El-Sissi said last week he would like to see a mechanism set up that would allow Egyptians to donate fractions of checks they cash at banks, arguing that this could amount to millions of pounds. It was the latest in a series of unconventional suggestions to restore the economy, and was ridiculed by many on social media.

In a statement issued Friday, CPJ called on the Egyptian government to immediately drop all charges against the four reporters.

\"The delusion that jailing journalists on charges of reporting 'false news' for interviewing people on the street or photographing a protest will change reality is a false hope,\" said Joel Simon, the group's executive director.

Authorities have cracked down on dissent since the 2013 military ouster of an elected Islamist president. The police have shown little tolerance for journalists filming or interviewing people in public, unless it is done at government-sanctioned events or by pro-government media outlets.

CPJ says 23 journalists were imprisoned in Egypt in 2015, making it the second-worst jailer of journalists, after China. The government denies jailing anyone because of their reporting.

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HOBOKEN, N.J. \u2014 Here's what is known about the investigation into a commuter train crash that killed one person and injured more than 100 others Thursday in Hoboken, New Jersey.

THE INVESTIGATION

The National Transportation Safety Board is gathering information about what caused the train to barrel through a station and crash into a barrier. The agency is seeking information from the train's engineer, the black boxes that record train data and other crew members.

Authorities would not estimate how fast the train was going before it hit a bumper at the end of its track. But the speed limit into the station is 10 mph.

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THE ENGINEER

Authorities want to know why the commuter train with engineer Thomas Gallagher at the controls smashed through a steel-and-concrete bumper and hurtled into the station's waiting area. But NTSB investigators held off questioning Gallagher on Friday because of his injuries. NTSB vice chair T. Bella Dinh-Zarr said the board has been \"in touch\" with Gallagher and is scheduling an interview with him.

A government official said that investigators from one of the other agencies taking part in the probe interviewed Gallagher, a NJ Transit engineer for about 18 years, three times Friday. The official, who was not authorized to discuss the case and spoke on condition of anonymity, would not disclose what Gallagher said but described him as cooperative.

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THE BLACK BOX

The NTSB retrieved the event recorder that was in the locomotive at the rear of the train but hasn't been able to download its data and has gone to the manufacturer for help, Dinh-Zarr said. The event recorder contains speed and braking information.

The NTSB also hasn't been able to extract a recorder from the forward-facing video camera in the train's mangled first car, Dinh-Zarr said. She said the wreckage cannot be safely entered yet because it is under a collapsed section of the station's roof.

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THE VICTIM

Fabiola Bittar de Kroon, the crash's sole fatality, was a young mother, talented lawyer and dedicated wife with a penchant for travel.

Thursday, the 34-year-old de Kroon was headed to the station during the morning commute. First she dropped off her toddler and had a good, but fleeting, conversation with a day care worker. A short time later, the train barreled down the tracks with such speed that it plowed into a barrier and went airborne into the station. De Kroon was buried by debris. She died as a crash bystander comforted her.

De Kroon, a 2011 master's degree graduate from Florida International University's College of Business, had previously lived in Florida, but was a Brazil native. She'd temporarily paused her legal career, leaving the software company SAP in Brazil after her husband got a job with an international liquor company

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TRAIN CREW MEMBERS

Investigators are gathering records on the crew members' training, scheduling and health, Dinh-Zarr said. The engineer, conductor and brakeman \"have been very cooperative,\" she said.

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MOSCOW \u2014 Russia has warned the United States against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East.

Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that a U.S. intervention against the Syrian army \"will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole.\"

She says regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be \"quickly filled\" by \"terrorists of all stripes.\"

U.S.-Russian tensions over Syria have escalated since the breakdown of a cease-fire last month, with each side blaming the other for its failure. Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes have launched a major onslaught on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo.

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Mostly sunny skies today, with seasonable temperatures and a mild breeze. Sunday morning will see mostly sunny skies, with clouds rolling in later in the day, along with a very slight chance of showers and thunderstorms that will run through Monday morning.

The 2016 Monsoon season officially ended yesterday, and the rainfall totals are in. Between June 15 and Sept. 30, Tucson International Airport recorded 7.40 inches of rain. The normal recording for Monsoon season is 6.08 inches.

High: 91

Low: 67

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Wind 2 MPH NNE, 62% humidity
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UV index 1, visibility 10.0 miles
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No precipitation today
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Lightning strikes today 25 Tucson, 45 Near Tucson, 230 In Arizona
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No lightning strikes in the last hour
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10 am: Clear, 76
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52% humidity, UV index 3
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11 am: Clear, 80
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Wind 5 MPH SSE, 0% chance precip.
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12 pm: Clear, 83
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1 pm: Clear, 86
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2 pm: Clear, 87
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24% humidity, UV index 7
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3 pm: Clear, 88
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Wind 6 MPH WNW, 0% chance precip.
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21% humidity, UV index 6
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4 pm: Clear, 89
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20% humidity, UV index 4
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5 pm: Clear, 90
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6 pm: Clear, 89
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Wind 7 MPH NW, 0% chance precip.
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7 pm: Clear, 86
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Wind 6 MPH NW, 0% chance precip.
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8 pm: Clear, 83
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9 pm: Clear, 80
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10 pm: Clear, 78
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11 pm: Clear, 75
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Wind 3 MPH SSE, 0% chance precip.
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39% humidity, UV index 0
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12 am: Clear, 74
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Wind 3 MPH SSE, 0% chance precip.
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42% humidity, UV index 0
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Sunday

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Wind 3 MPH SSE, 0% chance precip.
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44% humidity, UV index 0
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2 am: Clear, 71
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3 am: Clear, 70
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4 am: Clear, 69
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51% humidity, UV index 0
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5 am: Clear, 68
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10 am: Clear, 76
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TEHRAN, Iran (AP) \u2014 Iran's Revolutionary Guard has built a new attack drone which is similar to a U.S. unmanned aerial vehicle captured five years ago, Iranian media reported on Saturday.

The semi-official Tasnim news agency says the \"Saegheh\" (Thunderbolt) drone is similar to the RQ-170 Sentinel spy drone. Iran's state-run Press TV says the long-range drone can carry four precision-guided bombs. Neither report gave figures for the drone's range.

Iran claimed to have shot down an RQ-170 drone used by the Central Intelligence Agency in December 2011 and broadcast footage of the recovered aircraft. It also claims to have captured three American ScanEagle drones.

Iran said last year that it had successfully tested its replica of the RQ-170.

Also on Saturday, Tasnim published photos of what it said was a U.S.-made MQ-1C drone captured recently by the Guard. It did not say when or how the drone was captured.

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SAO PAULO (AP) \u2014 In Brazil's biggest city of Sao Paulo, the leading mayoral candidate is a businessman who once fired people on air during a television reality show. In the country's crown jewel city of Rio de Janeiro, the front-runner is an evangelical pastor. And in Belo Horizonte, a former pro soccer player is leading the pack.

For the first time since a bruising impeachment fight led to the ouster of President Dilma Rousseff, Brazilians will get to vote on Sunday as municipal elections take place in more than 5,500 cities. If polls are any indication, voters are in a kick-the-bums-out mood, preferring novices to established politicians amid a deep recession and anger about a colossal corruption scheme that has led to the jailing of several top politicians.

\"I don't want any of these traditional politicians. Not the current mayor, the ex-mayor, anyone who has governed before,\" said Maria Fernandes, a hairdresser in Sao Paulo who plans to vote for Joao Doria, an ex-host of \"The Apprentice Brazil\" who uses the slogan \"I am not a politician, I am a businessman.\"

Outsiders like Doria seem to be on the upswing in Latin America's largest country, where major parties had long kept tight control on which candidates get put forward.

In the 26 state capitals where mayoral seats are at stake, only five incumbents are polling above the 50 percent necessary to avoid a runoff, according to polls aggregated by online news site UOL. Many candidates are going out of their way to present themselves as outsiders uncorrupted by the business-as-usual way of doing things that led to arguably the country's biggest political crisis since President Fernando Collor was impeached in 1992.

In August, Rousseff was removed by the Senate for illegally shifting funds between federal budgets. The ouster was the culmination of a nearly yearlong fight that paralyzed Latin America's largest economy, already mired in its worst recession in decades.

Rousseff denied wrongdoing, arguing that an elite class, furious over the social welfare policies of her Workers' Party, was pulling off a modern-day coup d'etat. The battle came against the background of revelations of a massive kickback scheme at state oil company Petrobras.

Fabio Wanderley Reis, a political science professor at Minas Gerais Federal University, said candidates who reject traditional politics are mirroring an overwhelming feeling among Brazilians.

\"Politics are being criminalized in part by the politicians themselves,\" said Reis. He said that if outsiders triumph in the mayoral elections, \"it could be a trend for the presidential elections in 2018.\"

One of the biggest upsets could be in Sao Paulo, Brazil's largest city, the country's economic engine and traditionally a bellwether for the national stage. Even a year ago, incumbent Fernando Haddad of the Workers' Party was talked about as a leading contender for the presidency in 2018. Now Haddad is struggling just to qualify for a runoff.

Polls show a clear lead for Doria, a communications mogul who hosted a Brazilian version of Donald Trump's show \"The Apprentice\" and has owned magazines such as \"Caviar Lifestyle.\"

Haddad is tangled in a three-way battle for second with TV consumer advocate Celso Russomano and former Mayor Marta Suplicy.

In Rio, the front-runner is Sen. Marcelo Crivella, an evangelical pastor known for religious songs on YouTube with titles like \"Jesus Cures\" and \"I'm Israel.\" Crivella has run and lost in previous mayoral and gubernatorial elections.

In Belo Horizonte, Brazil's sixth biggest city, former Atletico Mineiro goalkeeper Joao Leite is in a tight race with former Atletico Mineiro chairman Alexandre Kalil, whose slogan is even more anti-establishment than Doria's: \"Enough of politicians. Vote for Kalil.\"

To be sure, career politicians are fighting back, arguing that governing takes a lot more than slick speeches and promises to upend the establishment.

\"This could lead to an even bigger adventure that Brazil cannot afford,\" Haddad warned, adding that the way his opponents were presenting themselves was \"no more than a trick.\"

Fernandes, the hairdresser, said such warnings are meaningless because they come from a corrupted political class.

\"At least I know that (Doria) is going to dismantle the corruption schemes and he is already rich, which means he won't steal anything,\" she said, then added, \"I mean, I think he won't.\"

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LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) \u2014 Nigeria's president promised Saturday to drive hunger out of Africa's most populous nation but made no mention of a conflict-driven famine threatening to kill tens of thousands of children in northeast Nigeria.

The United Nations has warned that 75,000 children could die of starvation in a year if speedy action isn't taken in northeast Nigeria, where underfunded aid agencies say 4.4 million people need food and 65,000 are living in famine-like conditions amid an Islamic insurgency by Boko Haram extremists.

Children with matchstick limbs and protruding ribs already are dying but a regional official for Nigeria's National Emergency Management Agency, Muhammad Kanar, denied Friday that the region had even one case of malnutrition. He spoke after the U.N. Children's Fund doubled its funding appeal to $115 million, calling it one of the world's worst humanitarian crises.

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari made no reference Saturday to the food emergency in a speech marking the West African nation's 56th anniversary of independence from British colonizers.

Instead, he painted a rosy picture of military successes against Nigeria's homegrown extremists in the northeast, repeating that Boko Haram \"was defeated\" by December 2015.

\"Now, residents in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States ... go about their daily business in relative safety,\" he claimed. \"Commuters can travel between cities, towns and villages without fear.\"

Aid workers and residents of Borno, the worst-hit state and birthplace of Boko Haram, say they fear to venture out of Maiduguri, the biggest city in the northeast, for fear of attack. As a result, Doctors Without Borders said people in newly liberated towns are \"entirely reliant on outside aid that does not reach them.\"

Famine and malnutrition are among many emergencies hitting Nigeria, a nation that has fallen into recession this year and lost its position as Africa's biggest oil producer as militant attacks in the south slashed petroleum production. Nigeria also is beset by separatists in the southeast, an ever-deadlier conflict in the Middle Belt pitting mainly Muslim nomadic herders against Christian farmers, and mounting crime including a slew of kidnappings for ransom.

The latest victim, the wife of Central Bank of Nigeria Gov. Godwin Emefiele, was rescued by security forces Friday night within 24 hours of being abducted by gunmen, the bank said Saturday. Some Nigerian families have bankrupted themselves to pay ransoms and complain that police did nothing to help.

Amnesty International this week accused Buhari's government of trying to muzzle dissent by arresting and intimidating journalists and protesters. The London-based rights group cited examples of police violently blocking peaceful protesters, including activists demanding the government rescue more than 200 Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014.

The Bring Back Our Girls Movement, marking the girls' 900th day in captivity Friday, reminded Buhari of his words last year that \"we cannot claim to have defeated Boko Haram without rescuing the Chibok girls and all other innocent persons held hostage.\"

The father of one of the kidnapped girls was among the civilians killed in a Boko Haram attack on a village near Chibok last week, bringing the number of parents who have died since the mass abduction to 23.

In his speech Saturday, Buhari did not even refer to the kidnapped girls.

Instead, he promised big infrastructure and agricultural projects that \"will revive the economy, restore the value of the naira (currency) and drive hunger from our land.\"

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AMMAN, Jordan (AP) \u2014 Syrians stranded on the border with Jordan are refusing to move five kilometers (3.1 miles) west to a soon-to-be opened aid distribution center.

Videos sent to the Associated Press on Saturday showed a protest against any relocation from the al-Ruqban camp.

Aid officials speaking on condition of anonymity said the new site was built to draw refugees away from a nearby Jordanian military base, and that the U.N. and Jordan will agree next week to start remote delivery of food, water and basic medical care.

Conditions at al-Ruqban have worsened since Jordan sealed the border 10 weeks ago after an Islamic State-claimed car-bomb attack killed seven soldiers nearby.

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NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) \u2014 Seventy years later, Murray Greenfield can still remember the anger he felt when he was locked up with hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors in a British detention camp on the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.

\"Your first reaction is you're mad as hell,\" 90-year-old Greenfield told The Associated Press from his home in Israel, recalling the feelings of many stuck behind double rows of barbed wire fences and under armed guard. \"Why should we, the survivors, be behind barbed wire?\"

Born and raised in New York City to Jewish immigrant parents, Greenfield reminisced about his time in Cyprus during a September visit to the island organized by his family for his 90th birthday.

After a three-year stint in the U.S. Merchant Marines during World War II, Greenfield, a U.S. citizen, was among a crew of volunteers aboard a rickety, decades-old icebreaker that was pressed into service to ferry some 1,500 Jews to Palestine, ruled by Britain.

Tens of thousands of Jews saw no future in postwar Europe and sought to start over again in Palestine, but the British were not about to let them in. Some 250 American sailors had volunteered to help Jews sail to Palestine aboard 10 surplus World War II vessels purchased with secret donations from Jewish Americans, he said.

After picking up passengers from the coasts of Italy and France, Greenfield's ship \u2014 the Hatikva \u2014 was spotted as it sailed across the Mediterranean and British naval vessels towed it to Haifa port. Most of the crew and passengers were taken to nearby Cyprus \u2014 itself a British colony at the time \u2014 and placed in internment camps.

More than 50,000 Jews are believed to have been interned in Cyprus from 1945-1948 and an estimated 2,200 children were born in those camps.

The detainees' anger quickly gave way to defiance, said Greenfield. With leadership from the Haganah, a Jewish paramilitary organization in Palestine, detainees transformed the camps into organized communities replete with schools, where languages from all parts of Europe were taught. Greenfield taught English.

\"You've got this feeling, now we're going to win, they're not going to succeed in breaking down our willpower,\" said Greenfield. \"It was a rebirth.\"

He said he always intended to return to New York City, go to college, find a job and get on with his life. But his three months in the camp changed him.

\"The people I met were so enthusiastic, so positive,\" he said. \"They were creating a state, a whole new thing.\"

Greenfield's son Ilan said the family chose a trip to Cyprus to celebrate his father's life because it was the place where he committed to building a life in Israel.

\"It was symbolic,\" said Ilan Greenfield. \"It closes a circle for my father.\"

Twenty-four members of his family, including four great-grandchildren, sprung the surprise trip on him at the airport in Tel Aviv, all wearing T-shirts and hats with '90' on them.

Nothing is left of the British detention camps like Karaolos near the island's east coast, but they are not forgotten. In 2014, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades inaugurated a memorial built in the village of Xylotymbou, the site of another internment camp.

Greenfield recalled how he helped prepare an explosive that he said sank the British vessel that took him and others to Israel three months after his internment. He said the bombing, ordered by Haganah, came in retaliation for British authorities stopping the ship \"Exodus\" from taking more than 4,000 Jews to Palestine.

The \"Exodus\" trip was immortalized in the 1960 film by the same name starring Paul Newman and Eva Marie Saint.

Greenfield said the explosive device, packed in toothpaste tubes, was made with a chemical compound that Greek Cypriots had helped smuggle into the camp.

Less than a decade later, Greek Cypriots would mount their own guerrilla campaign against British rule.

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Dear Jeanne & Leonard: We four \u201ckids\u201d in the family are all in our 50s. Three of us own our own homes. Our mother would like to bequeath her home to our brother, the only one of us who doesn\u2019t own one. Do you have any advice for this situation?

\u2014 M.M., Sacramento, California

Dear M.M.: Yes. Your mother needs to ask herself if the child to whom she wants to leave her house can afford to live there. We\u2019re assuming here that the reason she wants to make this bequest is that your brother has been unable to afford to buy a home, not that he has an aversion to owning one.

If money has indeed been the issue, then your mother needs to consider whether your brother has the resources to pay the property taxes, insurance bills and maintenance expenses that come with homeownership. And she needs to consider not just the everyday maintenance: Houses need a new roof and a new furnace from time to time, and a new refrigerator and a fresh coat of paint as well.

Can your brother afford to cover expenses like these, or would giving him the house mean forcing him to one day choose between asking his siblings for money and letting the place run down?

Perhaps your mother has significant financial resources in addition to the house, some of which she\u2019s planning to leave to your brother. If so, our concerns may be moot. But, unfortunately, she wouldn\u2019t be the first parent who, in hoping to equalize her children\u2019s outcomes in life, settled on a solution that backfired.

Dear Jeanne & Leonard: Our fence desperately needs replacing. According to the folks we contacted at city hall, the fence is jointly owned by us and our two neighbors, and all three owners are responsible for keeping it in good repair. Well, we took the email from the city and knocked on our neighbors\u2019 doors, hoping to discuss this with them. According to the first family\u2019s teenage son, our neighbor was \u201cresting\u201d and couldn\u2019t be disturbed. The other neighbor never answered the door. After several more tries, we put a note in their mailboxes, along with a copy of the city\u2019s email. That was weeks ago, and still neither neighbor has responded. What\u2019s our next move?

\u2014 Stymied, Tracy, California

Dear Stymied: Try the time-honored trick of lying in wait for your neighbors when they return from work. Have a nice smile on your face and an estimate of the cost of replacing the fence in your hand as you give them a very short pitch on why you feel it\u2019s imperative to do the work.

But don\u2019t bet that forcing your neighbors to hear you out will matter. If they had any interest in replacing the fence, they wouldn\u2019t be treating you like a recent returnee from Rio who\u2019s complaining of flu-like symptoms.

Indeed, you may find it cheaper \u2014 both financially and emotionally \u2014 to replace the fence yourself than to hire an attorney and try to force your obviously unwilling neighbors to contribute.

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Here are three things to watch in tonight\u2019s Arizona-UCLA game at the Rose Bowl (7:30 p.m., ESPN), plus a score prediction and some pertinent preview links:

1. RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS

Arizona\u2019s running back situation isn\u2019t pretty. Starter Nick Wilson is questionable because of an ankle injury. Does questionable mean 50/50? In reality, it\u2019s probably something less. Wilson missed most of the Hawaii game and all of the Washington game. It wasn\u2019t a crippling loss while J.J. Taylor was doing his Darren Sproles impersonation. With Taylor out, though, the Wildcats really need Wilson to not only play but last four quarters. The alternatives all have limitations. Zach Green is serviceable but isn\u2019t an explosive open-field runner (as Taylor and Wilson are when healthy). Tyrell Johnson is the fastest player on the team but ill-suited to a workhorse running role. The coaches are high on Branden Leon, but he\u2019s an unproven walk-on. Samajie Grant just started taking reps at tailback this week. Can the Wildcats beat the Bruins with a makeshift running back corps? It won\u2019t be easy.

2. BRINGING BACK THE BLITZ

Don\u2019t be surprised if Marcel Yates is more aggressive this week than last. Arizona did not blitz as much against Washington as it had in previous games. Some of the numbers \u2013 the Wildcats sacked Jake Browning four times and limited him to 160 passing yards \u2013 suggest that strategy more or less worked. But if you actually watched the game (which I did \u2026 twice!) you\u2019d know that Arizona didn\u2019t consistently make Browning feel uncomfortable. That\u2019s a must against Josh Rosen. The question isn\u2019t so much how to do that but who\u2019s capable of it. It appears that Tellas Jones (ankle; probable) is going to return this week \u2013 he\u2019s one of the UA\u2019s captains for the game \u2013 but we thought he\u2019d play last week as well and he couldn\u2019t go. Jones\u2019 return would help immensely; he\u2019s one of Arizona\u2019s best pass rushers (and playmakers in general). John Kenny made some plays at the \u201cStud\u201d position normally occupied by DeAndre\u2019 Miller (ankle; out) but isn\u2019t a dynamic pass rusher. Personally, I like MLB Cody Ippolito in that role. If he can get in Rosen\u2019s face regularly, the quarterback could struggle to find a rhythm.

3. CREATING DOUBT

Arizona hasn\u2019t been competitive in its past two trips to the Rose Bowl, scoring just 17 points in a pair of one-sided losses. How can the Wildcats change their fortunes? A strong start is imperative. \u201cArizona\u2019s got to find a way to create doubt early in the game so UCLA doesn\u2019t feel like they\u2019re hitting on all cylinders,\u201d Fox Sports college football analyst Petros Papadakis told me. It\u2019s a great point. As Pac-12 guru Jon Wilner observed, UCLA could experience something of a hangover effect after coming oh-so-close to upsetting Stanford last week. The Wildcats could deflate the Bruins \u2013 and the crowd \u2013 by starting the way they did against the Huskies. (The UA was within 2 yards of going up 14-0 over a team that destroyed Stanford on Friday night. Yeah, college football is weird.) Interestingly, Arizona had a 7-0 lead the last time it visited Pasadena, in 2014. The Wildcats didn\u2019t score again, losing 17-7. UCLA scored the first 28 points (in less than 19 minutes) en route to a 66-10 mauling in 2012.

FINAL SCORE: UCLA 30, Arizona 23

PREVIEW LINKS:

Arizona\u2019s goal vs. UCLA: Keep Rosen from rising

UA-UCLA Hot Sheet: On QB Dawkins' confidence, Twitter's impact, the new RBs

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CINCINNATI (AP) \u2014 A new sentencing date has been set for an Ohio man who pleaded guilty to plotting attacks against a U.S. military official and a local police station.

Charging documents say Munir Abdulkader (moo-neer ab-duhl-KAH-der) pleaded guilty in March to attempting to kill officers and employees of the United States, material support of a foreign terrorist organization and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a violent crime.

Abdulkader, of West Chester in southwestern Ohio, was arrested in May 2015. He was scheduled for sentencing Tuesday. Cincinnati federal judge Michael Barrett on Friday reset the date to Nov. 18.

Investigators say Abdulkader communicated with a member of the Islamic State and plotted to abduct and kill a military employee and attack a police station that was not identified.

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CONWAY, S.C. (AP) \u2014 Police in South Carolina are investigating a possible murder-suicide involving three people, one of them a 10-month-old baby.

Lt. Raul E. Denis of the Horry County Police Department said in an email that officers were called to a home in Conway shortly after midnight on Saturday and found three people dead \u2014 a man, a woman and a baby. Denis said a 2-year-old child found at the scene was transported to a nearby hospital. His condition was unavailable.

The cause of the deaths is under investigation.

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MOSCOW (AP) \u2014 Ukrainian government forces and separatist rebels say they have pulled back heavy weapons in only one out of three planned locations on the front line in eastern Ukraine.

Both sides in the conflict that has killed more 9,600 people since it began in 2014 said Saturday they had pulled back at the village of Zolote northwest of the rebel-held city of Luhansk.

The Russian-backed rebels and Kiev agreed last month to withdraw heavy weapons in two other locations but both accused each other Saturday of being unwilling to withdraw at sites northeast of Luhansk and south of the rebel stronghold of Donetsk.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation said its monitors were unable to access the planned withdrawal sites because the areas were mined.

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KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) \u2014 Five Afghan soldiers and a police officer were killed in an air strike carried out by an Afghan military helicopter in western Farah province, Afghanistan's Ministry of Defense said Saturday.

The ministry said in a statement that the helicopter had used \"inaccurate information from ground forces\" when it conducted the air strike late Friday night.

It says the forces were being attacked by insurgents in the Bala Buluk district. When they called for air support, the helicopter incorrectly fired a rocket at a checkpoint occupied by Afghan security forces.

The incident is being investigated, the statement said.

It comes after a U.S. air strike in eastern Nangarhar province early Wednesday killed at least 15 people. Officials and the U.N. mission in Kabul say the dead were civilians.

Meanwhile in southern Helmand province, 11 Afghan civilians were killed when their vehicle hit a roadside bomb late Friday night, said Omar Zwak, spokesman for the provincial governor in Helmand.

\"Two women and four children are among the 11 dead and all the victims from a single family,\" said Zwak.

No one has claimed responsibility for the attack in Helmand, but Taliban insurgents frequently target security forces with homemade bombs placed along roads and footpaths.

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) \u2014 The Latest on Europe's migration crisis (all times local):

4:40 p.m.

Serbia's defense minister says police and army patrols on the border with Bulgaria have discovered 9,300 migrants attempting to cross into the country illegally since mid-July.

Minister Zoran Djordjevic said Saturday the troops also have caught 53 people smugglers in that period.

Serbia has stepped up its border patrols with Bulgaria recently as part of efforts to curb the influx of migrants seeking to reach the European Union. Thousands of migrants have been stuck in Serbia looking for ways to cross into EU-member nations Croatia and Hungary.

Migrants have turned to clandestine routes after countries along the Balkans migration route closed their borders to migrants in March.

Serbian Justice Minister Nela Kuburovic says the government plans to toughen the penalties for people smuggling.

___

2:45 p.m.

Romanian border police are investigating 17 Syrians on suspicion that they tried to illegally enter Romania.

Border police they detained the Syrians, 11 adults and 6 children, who had left Bulgaria and were walking toward Ostrov, in southeastern Romania, on Saturday morning.

The migrants told police they were trying to reach Western Europe. Romanian and Bulgarian authorities are jointly investigating the group on suspicion of illegally crossing the border.

In a separate incident, border police in southwestern Romania said they spotted five men, aged between 20 and 53, early Saturday who were trying to cross into Romania.

Four were Lebanese and the other was Algerian. Border police are investigating the five on suspicion of illegally crossing from Serbia and trying to enter Romania.

___

1:25 p.m.

Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum this weekend, which polls show has boosted xenophobic feelings.

The government, contending that there is a direct link between migrants and terrorism, is seeking a popular mandate in Sunday's vote for its opposition to accepting any mandatory European Union quotas for resettling asylum seekers.

Timea Nagy, a Hungarian Muslim, says \"I'm starting to feel that my own homeland is repudiating me.\"

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Hungarians have \"no problems\" with the local Muslim community, but he believes any mandatory European Union quotas to relocate asylum seekers, including many Muslims, would destroy Hungary's Christian identity and culture.

Orban hopes that a rejection of EU quotas in the referendum will be mimicked by others and force Brussels to reconsider the plan.

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ISLAMABAD (AP) \u2014 Pakistani cinemas have stopped showing Indian films after India banned Pakistani actors from its movie industry amid soaring tensions between the two nuclear-armed rivals over Kashmir, cinema owners said Saturday.

Nadeem Mandviwala, who owns nearly a dozen cinemas in Karachi and Islamabad, said that he and other distributors have agreed to stop showing Indian films until relations improve. He said the ban is a private initiative.

The move came after the main association of Indian film producers and exhibitors adopted a resolution Thursday banning Pakistani actors from working on their films.

The latest tensions were sparked by a militant attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that killed 18 Indian soldiers. Both countries claim the Himalayan territory, which is split between Indian and Pakistani-controlled zones.

Mandviwala said every year up to 80 Indian films are shown at Pakistani cinemas and earn millions from the Pakistani market.

But opinions on the ban are divided among Bollywood personalities.

A top Indian actor, Salman Khan, earlier told reporters in New Delhi that artists are not terrorists. These are two different subjects. \"They come to our country after acquiring a visa, and it's our government who allows them with the work permit in our country,\" Khan said of Pakistani artists. He immediately won support from actor Om Puri and producer-director Shyam Benegal.

Their statements came after the Indian Motion Pictures' Artists Association adopted a resolution earlier this week demanding a ban on all Pakistani actors and technicians until the situation returned to normal.

Producer-director Pahlaj Nihalani and actor Anupam Kher supported the association's decision. They are well-known supporters of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party.

Earlier in the week, a Mumbai-based regional party, the Maharashtra Navnirman Samiti asked Pakistani actors and artists to leave India within 48 hours or be pushed out in the wake of the Kashmir attacks.

___

Associated Press writers Ashok Sharma in New Delhi, Riaz Khan in Peshawar and Zaheer Babar in Lahore, Pakistan contributed to this report.

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TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) \u2014 The Taiwanese dark comedy \"Godspeed\" took home eight nominations for next month's 53rd annual Golden Horse Awards, with the nominees announced in Taipei on Saturday.

\"Godspeed\" was nominated for awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Cinematography. The movie, which stars veteran Hong Kong actor Michael Hui and Taiwanese talk show host Lin Yu-chih, is about a taxi driver who unknowingly becomes the driver for a drug dealer. The two go on a trip to southern Taiwan and encounter mishaps and adventures along the way.

The romance drama \"Soul Mate,\" by upcoming Hong Kong director Derek Tsang, received seven nominations. Adapted from a popular novel, the film is about two young girls in China who became best friends but later fall in love with the same guy. The film's nominations include Best Director and two nominations for Best Actress.

\"The Road to Mandala,\" ''The Summer Is Gone\" and \"Soul on a String\" received six nominations apiece.

The Golden Horse Awards, which will be handed out Nov. 26 in Taipei, are one of the most prestigious film awards for Mandarin-language cinema, with movies from Taiwan, China and Hong Kong fighting for honors.

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NEW YORK (AP) \u2014 Ever hear about the gargantuan octopus that dragged a New York City ferry and its 400 passengers to the river bottom nearly 53 years ago?

A cast bronze monument dedicated to the victims of the steam ferry Cornelius G. Kolff recently appeared in Battery Park at the southern tip of Manhattan, erected a stone's throw from a handful of other somber memorials to soldiers, sailors and mariners lost at sea or on the battlefield.

But if you can't recall the disaster it could be because the artist behind the memorial, Joseph Reginella, made the whole thing up.

The 250-pound monument, which depicts a Staten Island ferry being dragged down by giant octopus tentacles, is part of a multi-layered hoax that also includes a sophisticated website, a documentary, fabricated newspaper articles and glossy fliers directing tourists to a phantom Staten Island Ferry Disaster Memorial Museum across the harbor.

It took Reginella six months to put it together.

He said the idea for the project came to him while he was taking his 11-year-old nephew from Florida on the ferry between Manhattan and Staten Island.

\"He was asking me all kinds of crazy questions like if the waters were shark-infested,\" he said. \"I said 'No, but you know what did happen in the '60s? One of these boats got pulled down by a giant octopus.\"

\"The story just rolled off the top of my head\" and the idea for a mock memorial was born.

It evolved to become \"a multimedia art project and social experience \u2014 not maliciously \u2014 about how gullible people are,\" said Reginella, who creates artworks for store windows and amusement parks.

The monument never stays in one spot for more than two days \"because the city will come and take it away,\" he said, adding that it takes two people to break it down.

\"It's definitely an experience when you see people who don't know about it. They get this strange look on their face, they stare out at the water and walk away,\" he said. \"I sit close by with a fishing pole and fish. I eavesdrop on the conversations.\"

Sometimes, he said, when he overhears people saying, \"How come nobody has ever heard of this?\" he'll interject, offering that the disaster happened on Nov. 22, 1963, a day that the news was dominated by the assassination of President John F. Kennedy.

\"It creates a plausibility for them, and they shake their head 'Maybe.'\"

Puzzled tourists looking for the memorial museum on Staten Island and its supposed collection of wreckage with \"strange suction-cup-shaped marks\" sometimes wonder into the Snug Harbor Cultural Center asking for directions.

The staff at the nearby Staten Island Museum admits it too was puzzled at first.

\"We kind of scratched our heads and said we don't know where it is and started looking further into it, and realized it was a hoax,\" said spokeswoman Rachel Somma.

\"Most people have the feeling that it's not a reality. It's a treasure hunt for them. It's fun. That's what we love about it. ... It's great that it gets people out here,\" she added.

Melanie Giuliano, who produced a mock documentary for the monument's website, used her father in the role of a maritime expert and her neighbor as an eyewitness. Reginella's wife's co-worker served as the narrator.

\"I thought it was an insane idea but I thought it was hilarious,\" said the videographer and filmmaker.

One thing about the preposterous story is real. There really was a Cornelius G. Kolff ferry. It ferried passengers for 36 years before becoming a stationary floating dorm for Rikers Island inmates. It was sold for scrap in 2003.

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) \u2014 Almost four years after Superstorm Sandy pummeled his neighborhood so badly that Britain's Prince Harry had to stop by for a look at the damage, Paul Jeffrey is ready to sleep soundly again.

His Ortley Beach community in Toms River, New Jersey called itself ground zero of the 2012 storm that washed entire neighborhoods off the map and in some cases, into the bay.

It is among shore towns in a 14-mile stretch of coast that will soon be getting protective sand dunes as part of a $150 million project that has been repeatedly delayed by litigation from some property owners. New Jersey officials solicited bids this week for the project, which Environmental Protection Commissioner Bob Martin said should begin in the spring.

\"It actually lets people sleep at night,\" said Jeffrey, president of the Ortley Beach Voters and Taxpayers Association. \"When these storms come through, people have trouble sleeping. They don't know if they're going to wake up to water pouring through their homes. This is a stress-reliever.\"

But for homeowners fighting against the plan, it is a nightmare. The state has obtained nearly 350 easements from oceanfront property owners who voluntarily gave permission for the dunes to be built on part of their land. But 149 others are fighting the state's condemnation proceedings court: 83 in Bay Head; 53 in Point Pleasant Beach; nine in Berkeley, and four in Mantoloking.

Some don't want to lose their ground-floor oceanfront views. Others object to the government seizing private property, and still others, including a group in Bay Head that has spent millions of dollars of their own money on a rock wall between their homes and the ocean, say it's simply not needed.

Many of the foes also question the federal government's commitment to constantly replenishing the sand as it washes away every few years for the next half-century. Thom Ammirato, a spokesman for some of the Bay Head objectors, said the dunes won't be finished until after Republican Gov. Chris Christie's administration leaves office in 2018, and questioned whether future federal and state governments will keep paying to maintain the project.

\"How does Bob Martin expect to pay for this?\" Ammirato asked. \"Is he just dumping it on the next administration, or does he still believe in the fairy tale that the federal government is going to pay for New Jersey beaches for the next 50 years? Residents along the beach will be making life-altering decisions on the promise made by Martin and Gov. Christie. That could be foolish.\"

The dunes will stretch from Point Pleasant Beach to Island Beach State Park, which includes areas that were hit the worst by Sandy. Mantoloking was cut in half by the storm, Route 35 \u2014 the state's second-busiest north-south coastal highway \u2014 was smashed to pieces and virtually every one of the town's 521 buildings was either damaged or destroyed; entire neighborhoods were washed away, including houses that ended up atop a bridge, or in a nearby bay.

And the Ortley Beach section of Toms River still struggles to recover nearly four years later. It was one of the places Britain's Prince Harry saw during a 2013 tour of storm-damaged areas.

Martin commended the homeowners who voluntarily signed their easements, calling them \"the real heroes here.\" Since a state judge ruled in favor of New Jersey's condemnation efforts for the dune plan in March, the state has pressed its efforts in court while negotiating with others, including the owners of the privately owned Jenkinson's Beach in Point Pleasant Beach, one of the state's main summer tourist spots.

___

Follow Wayne Parry at http://twitter.com/WayneParryAC.

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BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) \u2014 A Serbian court has ordered a senior Kosovo police official to be detained for 30 days to prevent him from fleeing after being arrested on suspicion of terrorism.

The arrest of Nehat Thaci, the head of Kosovo police for the northern town of Mitrovica, and Saturday's ruling by the court in the southern city of Nis are signs of continuing tensions in the volatile Balkans.

Thaci was detained while crossing from Kosovo into Serbia Wednesday evening. Kosovo authorities have demanded an explanation.

Kosovo, a predominantly ethnic-Albanian former Serbian province, declared independence in 2008 following a 1998-99 war. Belgrade has refused to recognize the split, but has joined EU-backed talks on normalizing ties to advance membership efforts.

No details about the allegations against Thaci have been disclosed.

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EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) \u2014 Police in the turbulent north of Egypt's Sinai peninsula say nine policemen have been wounded when their armored personnel carrier was hit by a roadside bomb planted by suspected Islamic State militants.

A statement by local police says Saturday's attack took place outside the border town of Rafah.

The attack is the latest in a war of attrition waged by militants led by the Islamic State's affiliate in Sinai, where security forces have battled insurgents for years. The insurgency by the militants in Sinai grew more intense after the 2013 ouster of elected president, Mohammed Morsi, who is an Islamist.

Also Saturday, police say the severed head of a man who had been abducted by suspected militants for his alleged cooperation with authorities turned up in Rafah.

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MADRID (AP) \u2014 Rent by internal divisions, members of Spain's Socialist Party are voting Saturday to decide if they will keep or oust leader Pedro Sanchez, who has been blocking acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy from building a minority government.

Despite nine months political gridlock in Spain, Sanchez insists he will continue blocking Rajoy. If he stays in his post after Saturday's party vote, Spain will be unable to form a new government by Oct. 31 and a new national election will be called. If his party opponents win, they might abstain from blocking Rajoy, ending Spain's political limbo.

In an attempt to force Sanchez to resign, 17 of the party's 38-member executive committee resigned Wednesday, demanding a chance of stance.

But supporters of Sanchez gathered Saturday outside Party headquarters in Madrid, chanting his name and \"No means no!\" in reference to the Socialists refusing to let the conservatives form a coalition government.

Spain has been led for decades by either the conservatives or the Socialists and has never had a coalition government. An inconclusive election last December saw the rise of other parties, and another national election in June did not solve the question of who should lead the country. Unlike lawmakers elsewhere in Europe, Spanish politicians are having a difficult time with the whole concept of a coalition government.

Rajoy has been leading a caretaker government. His conservative Popular Party won the most seats in both elections but needs the support or abstention of other parties to form a government.

The 137-year-old Socialist party is reeling in from losses in the Galician and Basque regional elections last month and its worst-ever results in the last two national elections.

Some say, regardless of what the Socialists decide, the only winner will be Rajoy.

\"The Spanish left is broken. There is no alternative to a Popular Party-led cabinet,\" said Antonio Barroso of the Teneo Intelligence political risk consulting group. \"If Rajoy is not appointed PM before 31 October, new elections will only strengthen his party further and make his re-election more likely.\"

___

Ciaran Giles in Madrid contributed to this report.

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BERLIN (AP) \u2014 A police officer in Germany got himself an unusual souvenir after finding none other than Arnold Schwarzenegger breaking the rules at Munich's main train station.

Federal police say the officer stopped Schwarzenegger's bodyguard and then the movie star and former California governor himself riding bikes Friday along the station's platforms.

Police said Saturday that Schwarzenegger apologized, explaining he was having trouble walking, and offered to take a picture with the officer.

A police statement noted that \"after brief small talk with the federal police officer, the 'Terminator' left the main station through the north entrance.\"

It said Schwarzenegger walked away, pushing his bike.

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JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) \u2014 In West Virginia, the Democrat running for governor has defended the coal industry while decrying his party's presidential nominee, Hillary Clinton.

In Vermont, the Republican nominee for governor declared his support for transgender bathroom rights and denounced GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Those types of unconventional strategic calculations are helping to make for close races this year in several states.

A dozen governor's offices will be up for grabs in the Nov. 8 elections, including at least seven that appear competitive. The national Republican and Democratic governors associations already have spent more than $25 million in those states, according to an Associated Press analysis of financial reports and interviews.

The number of early TV ads in governor's races is up 40 percent from 2012, according to the Wesleyan Media Project.

Democrats are trying to hold on to offices forced open by term limits or retirements in Missouri, New Hampshire, Vermont and West Virginia. Indiana Gov. Mike Pence's nomination as Trump's running mate added another open office to the competitive list.

The Democrat in Montana and the Republican in North Carolina are the top incumbents facing close contests.

Republicans currently have 31 governorships, three shy of their historic high in the early 1920s. Some of the races to watch:

INDIANA

Even before Pence dropped his re-election bid to become Trump's running mate, Indiana Republicans seeking to retain the governor's office were facing a tough rematch from Democrat John Gregg, a former House speaker who narrowly lost to Pence in 2012.

Pence was replaced on the ballot by Lt. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who was appointed to his post in March. Holcomb has said he is happy to run on Pence's record. That's been turned into an attack ad by Democrats eager to exploit Pence's unpopularity among some voters because of his embrace of conservative social issues such as a religious rights law.

The Republican governors association already has routed $2.8 million to Holcomb while trying to tie Gregg to Clinton.

Gregg has distanced himself from Clinton and affirmed his support for the coal industry. He has been aided with $1.3 million so far from the national Democratic governors group.

MISSOURI

Republicans view Missouri as perhaps their best chance for a pickup. Democratic Gov. Jay Nixon is leaving office because of term limits, and the state has been trending Republican in legislative and presidential elections even as Democrats have held the governor's office for all but four of the past 24 years.

The Republican Governors Association has poured more than $4.2 million into the coffers of former Navy SEAL officer Eric Greitens after he won a four-way GOP primary last month.

But the Democratic nominee, Attorney General Chris Koster, has been running like a Republican on key issues. Koster was a GOP state senator until switching parties in 2007. He's won endorsements this year from the National Rifle Association and Missouri's major agricultural organizations, all of whom typically support Republicans.

Koster backed the GOP Legislature's hallmark accomplishment \u2014 a 2014 income tax cut enacted by overriding Nixon's veto \u2014 and also sided with Republicans when they overrode Nixon's veto of a gun-rights law this September.

NEW HAMPSHIRE

The race to replace Democratic Gov. Maggie Hassan will be conducted in the shadow of Hassan's quest to oust Republican U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte.

Democrats have controlled the governor's office for 18 of the past 20 years, and Democratic candidate Colin Van Ostern is pledging to build on Hassan's record.

Republican Chris Sununu comes with strong name identification as the son of former Gov. John H. Sununu and the brother of former U.S. Sen. John E. Sununu. He's positioned himself a bit to the left by backing abortion rights and supporting funding for Planned Parenthood after rejecting it last year.

The governor's race could be influenced by the state's status as a presidential battleground.

The Republican Governors Association already has reserved $3 million of air time in the Boston media market for the final weeks before New Hampshire's election, while Democrats say they reserved more than $4 million of TV ad time.

VERMONT

As a Democrat, Sue Minter begins with what would appear to be a natural advantage in a liberal state that is home to independent U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist.

Minter is a former state lawmaker and transportation secretary for retiring Democratic Gov. Peter Shumlin.

But Lt. Gov. Phil Scott, the only Republican statewide officeholder, has made this race close by tacking to the left. A part-time race-car driver, Scott has wide name recognition and has denounced Trump as \"someone who exploits fear for political gain\" and \"who is willing to overlook the truth.\"

Scott supports abortion rights and gay marriage, and said during a debate that transgender students should be allowed to use the bathroom of their choice.

WEST VIRGINIA

Republican nominee Bill Cole has linked himself closely to Trump, who is popular in West Virginia because of his pledge to revive the coal industry. The state Senate president is aided by West Virginia's trend toward Republicans in recent legislative and presidential elections.

Still, Democrats have won the last five elections for governor. Their candidate this year is Jim Justice, a billionaire coal and agricultural businessman who has been leading in the polls to replace term-limited Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin.

Justice has loaned his campaign more than $2.6 million and, like Trump, casts himself as a political outsider with a record of creating jobs. That includes his purchase and revival of one of the state's biggest tourist draws, The Greenbrier resort. Justice has refused to endorse Clinton.

MONTANA

Democratic Gov. Steve Bullock is facing a re-election challenge from Republican businessman Greg Gianforte in a state that has favored Republicans in presidential and state legislative elections.

Gianforte, who made a fortune selling his cloud-based software firm to Oracle in 2011, has donated $1.6 million toward his campaign while pledging to match all other contributions dollar-for-dollar. The Republican Governors Association has attempted to link Bullock to Clinton, noting in an ad that both used private email accounts.

The Democratic Governors Association has come to Bullock's defense with more than $2.5 million so far.

NORTH CAROLINA

The top target for both Democrats and Republicans, the North Carolina governor's race already has seen millions of dollars in advertising from candidates and outside groups.

A state law that limits anti-discrimination protections for LGBT people and directs transgender people to use public restrooms matching the gender on their birth certificate has dominated the political discourse since it was signed by GOP Gov. Pat McCrory earlier this year.

Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper, who has held the office since 2001, has declined to defend the law and vowed to try repealing it as governor.

While defeating an incumbent is difficult, the Democratic Governors Association views North Carolina as its best chance to flip an office currently held by a Republican. Cooper has outraised McCrory in four straight reporting periods dating to early 2015.

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Associated Press writers Dave Gram and Wilson Ring in Montpelier, Vermont; Jonathan Mattise in Charleston, West Virginia; Gary Robertson in Raleigh, North Carolina; Kathleen Ronayne in Concord, New Hampshire; Brian Slodysko in Indianapolis; and Matt Volz in Helena, Montana, contributed to this report.

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 Most people who are drawn to third party candidates in the presidential election aren't sold on their choice, making these voters wild cards in an already unpredictable contest.

A shift in their support toward either of the major party nominees \u2014 away from Libertarian Gary Johnson, Jill Stein of the Green Party or another third party candidate \u2014 could drastically change the shape of the race.

A recent Associated Press-GfK poll found that nearly 7 in 10 third-party supporters say they could still change their minds.

They are about evenly split between Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump if forced to choose between just those two. Nearly one-third refused to pick or said they would just not vote if it came down to that.

Margaret Bonnem, a stay-at-home mother in Colliersville, Tennessee, had previously supported Stein. But now she says she'll vote for Clinton because she realizes that \"a third party candidate can't really do anything but pull votes away\" from the major parties.

\"I can't vote for Trump, and I don't want him to benefit from me voting for someone else,\" said Bonnem, 54. \"So I'll end up voting for someone I don't fully trust.\"

The poll, conducted before last Monday night's first presidential debate, also shows signs that many third party backers would rather vote for no one than throw their support either to Trump or Clinton.

Among likely voters in the AP-GfK poll saying they'll support a third party candidate, 7 in 10 say they have an unfavorable opinion of both the Democratic and Republican nominees.

Altogether, the poll found 9 percent of likely voters supported Johnson, 2 percent Stein, and 2 percent \"another candidate.\"

Among third-party supporters, 72 percent say Clinton's not at all honest, and 64 percent say she's at least somewhat corrupt. Sixty-eight percent say Trump is not at all compassionate and 59 percent think he's at least somewhat racist.

Overall, 8 in 10 say they have an unfavorable opinion of each of the major party nominees. For 6 in 10, that opinion is very unfavorable.

Patrick Cannon, 63, from Minneapolis, says he'll vote for Johnson though he knows Johnson can't win.

\"I guess my vote is in the nature of a protest vote,\" said Cannon, who retired from the graphics industry. \"I just can't bring myself to vote for the other two.\"

These third party voters don't fit into easy political boxes.

They're disproportionately young: 26 percent of them are under age 30, compared with just 15 percent of likely voters overall. More than half of them self-identify as independents, though when asked which way they lean, they're about evenly split between the two parties.

They're deeply dissatisfied with the direction of the country. Eight-two percent say the country is headed in the wrong direction, far closer to the percentage for Trump supporters (94 percent) than Clinton supporters (45 percent). Six in 10 disapprove of the job Barack Obama is doing as president.

Despite their dissatisfaction with the direction of the country, 74 percent of them say they would be afraid if Trump is elected president, compared with 56 percent who say that of Clinton. They're also slightly more likely to say they would be angry about electing Trump than put Clinton in the White House, 54 percent to 45 percent.

Whether the Democrat or the Republican can win them over lends potential volatility to the race. In the AP-GfK poll, 69 percent of them said they could still change their minds about whom to support, while more than 85 percent of both Trump and Clinton supporters said their minds were made up.

Jim Stab, a retired captain in the Navy, is planning to vote for Johnson but says his \"leaning is weak.\"

\"Not voting is a waste,\" said Staub, 75, of Laguna Niguel, California. \"If I won't for Johnson, I will for one of them,\" meaning Clinton or Trump.

On average, surveys have suggested Clinton may perform slightly better when voters are forced to choose between only Trump and her.

But first, they'd need to actually vote. And there are reasons to think many of them wouldn't come out to hold their noses for their least-disliked candidate.

While 6 in 10 Trump and Clinton supporters in the AP-GfK poll say they always vote, just 45 percent of third party voters say the same. In fact, more than a quarter straight up say they would not vote if they had to choose between Trump and Clinton.

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The AP-GfK Poll of 1,694 adults, including 160 likely voters who said they'll vote for a third party candidate, was conducted online Sept. 15-19, using a sample drawn from GfK's probability-based KnowledgePanel, which is designed to be representative of the U.S. population. The margin of sampling error for all respondents is plus or minus 2.5 percentage points, and for third party voters is plus or minus 8.2 percentage points.

Respondents were first selected randomly using telephone or mail survey methods and later interviewed online. People selected for KnowledgePanel who didn't have access to the internet were provided access for free.

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Lemire reported from New York.

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Online:

Poll results: http://ap-gfkpoll.com

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Follow AP Polling Editor Emily Swanson on Twitter at http://twitter.com/El_Swan and Jonathan Lemire at http://twitter.com/JonLemire

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BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) \u2014 Muslims in Hungary say they are wary of the government's anti-migrant referendum this weekend, which polls suggest has boosted xenophobic feelings.

The government, contending that there is a direct link between migrants and terrorism, is seeking a popular mandate in Sunday's vote for its opposition to accepting any mandatory European Union quotas for resettling asylum seekers.

\"I'm starting to feel that my own homeland is repudiating me,\" says Timea Nagy, a Hungarian Muslim.

Prime Minister Viktor Orban has said Hungarians have \"no problems\" with the local Muslim community, but he believes any EU quotas to relocate asylum seekers, including many Muslims, would destroy Hungary's Christian identity and culture.

Orban hopes that a rejection of EU quotas in the referendum will be mimicked by others and force Brussels to reconsider the scheme.

A poll taken in August by the Publicus Institute for the Vasarnapi Hirek newspaper found 35 percent of the 1,000 people asked said it was obligatory to help refugees, down from 64 percent in September 2015.

Some 5,600 Muslims live in Hungary, according to the 2011 census, the latest available.

On Friday, about 30 people took part in a \"Muslims living among us\" walking tour in a Budapest neighborhood, an effort to counter prejudice.

\"In the past year, especially since the migrant crisis is causing tension in Hungarian society, this is one of our most popular walks,\" said tour guide Anna Lenard. \"We present Hungarian Muslim communities and try to show their human face because people living here get a lot of false information from the media.\"

The tour in the city's so-called \"New Buda\" neighborhood stretching to the Danube River includes stops in several shops and mosques, as well as presentations and chats by community leaders.

\"We could say that this (referendum) campaign is against the migrants but in reality it is covertly against Islam, that's how people mostly understood it,\" said Tayseer Saleh, imam of the Darusallam Mosque.

\"We do not support the migrants coming to Europe,\" Saleh said. \"We support putting an end to the problems there and I guarantee that 90 percent of the people will return to their homeland.\"

Government billboards and media ads have drawn a direct link between migration and terrorism, warned Hungarians that millions more migrants may soon be headed for Europe and asserted that cases of harassment of women in Europe have risen greatly since the start of the migrant crisis.

Speaking last September at a meeting of Hungarian diplomats, Orban said the Muslims in Hungary were a \"valuable asset\" and wanted to avoid causing \"awkward situations, even at the verbal level\" for them.

\"We are truly glad that there are kebab shops on our avenues. We like buying lamb from Syrian butchers at Easter,\" Orban said. \"We are going to honor this Muslim community in Hungary, but we don't want their proportion to grow suddenly.\"

Local Muslims said the problems they faced in light of the government's referendum campaign were far beyond awkward.

\"I consider myself a good Hungarian and I want to be one, too,\" Timea Nagy said. \"But if people are surrounded by this kind of propaganda and they are so impressionable, it often makes you wonder.\"

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Andras Nagy contributed to this report.

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The Los Angeles Sparks and Minnesota Lynx are one win away from meeting in the WNBA Finals after double-digit victories in the first two games of their respective semifinal series.

The defending champion Lynx are seeking their fourth crown in six years, buoyed by a quartet that won Olympic gold with the U.S. national team in Rio. The Sparks have a shot at their first title since 2002 behind league MVP Nneka Ogwumike and two-time MVP Candace Parker.

In St. Paul, Minnesota, Maya Moore scored 26 points, Lindsay Whalen had 12 of her 16 points in the fourth quarter and the Lynx beat the Phoenix Mercury 96-86 Friday night. Diana Taurasi had 31 points for the Mercury, who lost the series opener by 15 points.

In Los Angeles, Parker had 20 points, 12 rebounds and eight assists in the Sparks' 99-84 win over the Chicago Sky. Ogwumike added 18 points.

Reserve Clarissa Dos Santos scored 15 points and Jamierra Faulkner added 14 off the bench for the Sky, who lost Game 1 by 20 points.

Here are some things to watch when the semifinals resume Sunday:

GOING HOME

The Mercury started the playoffs in unprecedented fashion. Due to a combination of their No. 8 seed and the new playoff format, they've had four playoff games on the road and none at home. After winning single-elimination games at Indiana and New York, they looked flat in two losses in Minnesota.

\"We knew it was going to be a tall task,\" Taurasi said. \"We're not the freshest team, I can tell you that. We're not the youngest team either. But we've just got to find a way.\"

THE MICROWAVE

League sixth woman of the year Jantel Lavender hit 10 of 11 shots and scored 20 points, matching Parker's total in the Sparks' win.

\"She's a microwave. That's what I call her,\" Parker said. \"She comes and she heats up.\"

Ogwumike praised Lavender's willingness to do whatever is needed. Lavender had started the last two seasons before coming off the bench all year for the Sparks.

\"She'll set a screen, run, box out,\" Ogwumike said. \"She's that front court push that helps us control the flow of our game.\"

GET GRINER GOING

Phoenix center Brittney Griner has been a non-factor in the first two games against the Lynx. She scored 16 points but had just two rebounds and was a minus-17 in the Game 1 blowout. Griner picked up two early fouls Friday night and was pulled less than two minutes in. She returned five minutes later and she got a third foul. Griner finished with two points and two rebounds in 18 minutes.

\"This happens in the game of basketball,\" Taurasi said. \"And the way she reacts to it is going to tell us a lot about her. And I have the utmost confidence that she's going to come ready to play when we get home.\"

WHERE'S THE D?

Minnesota isn't happy with its defensive performance so far. Phoenix is averaging 90.5 point in the first two games. The Lynx allowed 77.0 points per game this season, and WNBA coach of the year Cheryl Reeve hopes going on the road will hone the defense.

\"We've been the best road team for reasons of playing great defense and rebounding the basketball,\" she said. \"Offense is not going to be easy, so the mindset is if we don't score, they don't score.\"

BRAZILIAN FLAIR

Clarissa Dos Santos led Chicago with 15 points off the bench. The 6-foot-1 center averages 2.9 points as the second-best Brazilian on the Sky roster. Erika de Souza, a 10-year veteran, averages 5.8 points.

\"Her vertical's not the greatest,\" Chicago coach Pokey Chatman said of Dos Santos. \"Her attitude and effort is all you talk about in coaching. She's able to affect the game. Her play and her energy spilled over to the other players. We'll make sure we take that into Sunday.\"

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Freelance writer Patrick Donnelly in St. Paul, Minnesota, contributed to this report.

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BEIRUT (AP) \u2014 Russia warned the United States Saturday against carrying out any attacks on Syrian government forces, saying it would have repercussions across the Middle East as government forces captured a hill on the edge of the northern city of Aleppo under the cover of airstrikes.

Russian news agencies quoted Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova as saying that a U.S. intervention against the Syrian army \"will lead to terrible, tectonic consequences not only on the territory of this country but also in the region on the whole.\"

She said regime change in Syria would create a vacuum that would be \"quickly filled\" by \"terrorists of all stripes.\"

U.S.-Russian tensions over Syria have escalated since the breakdown of a cease-fire last month, with each side blaming the other for its failure. Syrian government forces backed by Russian warplanes have launched a major onslaught on rebel-held parts of the northern city of Aleppo.

Syrian troops pushed ahead in their offensive in Aleppo on Saturday capturing the strategic Um al-Shuqeef hill near the Palestinian refugee camp of Handarat that government forces captured from rebels earlier this week, according to state TV. The hill is on the northern edge of the Aleppo, Syria's largest city and former commercial center.

The powerful ultraconservative Ahrar al-Sham militant group said rebels regained control Saturday of several positions they lost in Aleppo in the Bustan al-Basha neighborhood.

Airstrikes on Aleppo struck a clinic in the eastern rebel-held neighborhood of Sakhour putting it out of service, according to the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights and the Local Coordination Committees. They said one person was killed in the airstrike.

Opposition activists have blamed the President Bashar Assad's forces and Russia for airstrikes that hit Civil Defense units and clinics in the city where eastern rebel-held neighborhoods are besieged by government forces and pro-government militiamen.

Sweden's Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom criticized attacks on civilian targets writing on her Twitter account: \"Unacceptable to bomb civilians, children and hospitals in #Aleppo. No humanity. Assad & Russia moving further away from peace.\"

In the eastern province of Deir el-Zour, warplanes of the U.S.-led coalition destroyed several bridges on the Euphrates river, according to Syrian state news agency SANA and Deir el-Zour 24, an activist media collective. The province is a stronghold of the Islamic State group.

SANA said that among the bridges destroyed was the Tarif Bridge that links the eastern city of Deir el-Zour with the northern Syrian city of Raqqa, the extremists' de-facto capital.

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Associated Press writers Nataliya Vasilyeva in Moscow and Jan M. Olsen in Copenhagen, Denmark, contributed to this report.

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WARSAW, Poland (AP) \u2014 Thousands of Poles, many dressed in black, have rallied in front of parliament in Warsaw to protest a proposed bill that would impose a complete ban on abortion.

Speakers at the protest said a total ban on abortion, including for victims of rape or women whose lives are endangered by a pregnancy, would be \"barbaric.\" Poland already has one of Europe's most restrictive abortion laws.

Organizers said they want as few abortions as possible in Poland, but that this goal should be achieved with better sex education in schools and easier access to birth control.

Organizer Agnieszka Dziemianowicz-Bak, a member of the left-wing Together party, told the crowd: \"We will not allow our hospitals to be turned into torture chambers and our doctors into prison guards.\"

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TBILISI, Georgia (AP) \u2014 Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox faithful cannot participate in Catholic services.

In the run-up to Francis' Caucasus visit, the Vatican spokesman had said the Orthodox Patriarchate would send a delegation to the Mass in a Tbilisi sports stadium \"in a sign of the rapport between the two churches\" \u2014 suggesting that the chill that had clouded the 1999 visit of St. John Paul II to Georgia had warmed slightly.

But Orthodox patriarchate spokeswoman Nato Asatiani said Saturday that the delegation had stayed away \"by mutual agreement.\"

\"As long as there are dogmatic differences between our churches, Orthodox believers will not participate in their prayers,\" the patriarchate said on its website, updating a previous statement.

The reversal apparently came after Francis' arrival Friday in Tbilisi was met with protests of hardline Orthodox opposed to any ecumenical initiatives by their church.

\"It's typical proselytizing,\" said Father David Klividze, who was among about 100 people protesting outside the stadium from the hardline Union of Orthodox Parents. \"Can you imagine how it would be if a Sunni preacher came to Shiite Iran and conducted prayers in a stadium or somewhere else? Such a thing could not be. Therefore, we are speaking against this.\"

Vatican spokesman Greg Burke said the Vatican accepted the Orthodox decision, which he said had been conveyed to the papal delegation Friday night.

Francis had been scheduled to personally greet the Orthodox delegation at the end of the Mass. Instead, Francis thanked \"those Orthodox faithful\" who were present.

Later Saturday, Francis insisted that Catholics must never seek to convert Orthodox, saying they are Catholics' brothers and sisters, children of the same God.

\"Proselytism is a grave sin against ecumenism,\" Francis told a gathering of Catholic priests and seminarians. \"One must not proselytize the Orthodox.\"

Organizers had said they expected the Meshki sports stadium, capacity 27,000, to be full for the Mass, but only a few thousand people had taken their seats by the time Francis entered on his popemobile. There was no immediate explanation for the low turnout of Catholic faithful on the brilliantly sunny day.

Georgia is overwhelmingly Orthodox, with less than 3 percent of the population \u2014 or about 112,000 people \u2014 Catholic, according to Vatican statistics.

In his homily, Francis urged his faithful to find consolation in God and not be \"saddened by the lack of harmony around us.\"

\"It is when we are united, in communion, that God's consolation works in us,\" he said.

Francis had received a surprisingly warm welcome from the Orthodox leader upon his arrival Friday for the three-day visit that also includes a stop in Muslim-majority Azerbaijan.

Patriarch Ilia welcomed Francis as my \"dear brother\" and toasted him saying: \"May the Lord bless the Catholic Church of Rome.\"

It was a different tone compared to the chill that characterized the 1999 visit by St. John Paul II, when Ilia greeted him only as a head of state, not a religious leader. Then, Catholic-Orthodox tensions were so high that the Georgian Orthodox Church urged its faithful to stay away from his Mass.

The last-minute decision not to send an Orthodox delegation to Francis' Mass, and to repeat that Orthodox shouldn't attend, illustrated the problems that often frustrate the Vatican's ecumenical efforts.

Other than Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili, there were no prominent Georgian politicians on hand for the Mass. That suggested that with parliamentary elections planned for next week, politicians might have been reluctant to alienate any hardline Orthodox voters.

Francis' visit has been met with some protests by hardline Orthodox, who demonstrated outside the airport and Chaldean church holding signs saying \"The Vatican is a spiritual aggressor\" and \"Death of papism.\"

Francis' main ecumenical event Saturday was an evening visit to the seat of the Orthodox church, where he was expected to press his call for improved Catholic-Orthodox ties.

The Orthodox cathedral is located in Mtskheta, the spiritual capital of Georgia and where Christianity took root in the 4th century. The 11th-century Svetitskhoveli cathedral is said to have housed Christ's tunic.

\"For the Christian world and not only, the visit of the pope is very significant,\" said Amiran Tsiklauri, an Orthodox resident of Tbilisi. \"The pope is not only spiritual leader for Catholics but also the person who calls and urges for peace around the world.\"

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KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) \u2014 One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes in recent history weakened a little on Saturday as it roared across the Caribbean on a course that still puts Jamaica, Haiti and Cuba in the path of potentially devastating winds and rain.

Matthew briefly reached the top hurricane classification, Category 5, and was the strongest Atlantic hurricane since Felix in 2007.

The U.S. National Hurricane Center in Miami said its winds had slipped to a still-devastating 155 mph (250 kph) and it was expected to reach the eastern part of Jamaica on Monday.

Jamaicans began clearing out store shelves as they stocked up emergency supplies and Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Friday called an urgent meeting of Parliament to discuss preparations for the storm.

\"I left work to pick up a few items, candles, tin stuff, bread,\" 41-year-old Angella Wage said at a crowded store in the Half Way Tree area of the capital, Kingston. \"We can never be too careful.\"

Evan Thompson, director of Jamaica's National Meteorological Service, said the first effects of the storm may be felt as early as Saturday.

\"We do consider it serious,\" Thompson said. \"We are all on high alert.\"

Jamaicans are accustomed to intense tropical weather but Hurricane Matthew looked particularly threatening. At its peak, it was more powerful than Hurricane Gilbert, which made landfall on the island in September 1988 and was the most destructive storm in the country's modern history.

\"Hurricane Matthew could rival or possibly exceed Gilbert if the core of the strongest winds does actually move over Jamaica,\" said Dennis Feltgen, a meteorologist and spokesman for the hurricane center in Miami. \"There is no certainty of that at this point.\"

Matthew was expected to bring heavy rainfall especially to the eastern tip and higher elevations, which could trigger flooding and landslides, Thompson said.

Forecasters said rainfall totals could reach 10 to 15 inches (25 to 38 centimeters) with isolated maximum amounts of 25 inches (63 centimeters) in Jamaica and southwestern Haiti.

Kingston is in the southeastern corner of Jamaica and is expected to experience flooding. The government issued a hurricane watch on Friday, and a tropical storm watch was issued for Haiti's southwest coast form the southern border it shares with the Dominican Republic to the capital of Port-au-Prince.

As of 8 a.m. EDT (1200 GMT), the storm was centered about 400 miles (645 kilometers) southeast of Kingston. It was moving west at 7 mph (11 kph).

Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 45 miles (75 kilometers) from the center and tropical-storm-force winds extend outward up to 205 miles (335 kilometers).

It brought extremely high tides, storm surge and heavy rain to Colombia, prompting authorities to declare an alert as local TV broadcast images of cars and tree trunks surging though flooded streets in coastal areas. Local media in La Guajira province reported that one person died in flooding.

Matthew caused at least one death when it entered the Caribbean on Wednesday, with officials in St. Vincent reporting a 16-year-old boy was crushed by a boulder as he tried to clear a blocked drain.

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Associated Press writer Ben Fox contributed from Miami.

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\u201cLots o\u2019 folks confuse bad management with destiny.\u201d

\u2014 Kin Hubbard

The good news, a commodity in short supply, is that Americans are about to get a respite from the inundating Niagara of candidates\u2019 blather. The bad news is that the respite will be a tsunami of Cubs Gush, which will slosh from sea to shining sea. So, brace yourself for a surfeit of dubious sociology and worse metaphysics. There is something about baseball, and especially about the Chicago National League Ball Club, that triggers \u2014 consider this column a trigger warning \u2014 incontinent rhapsodizing and nonsensical theorizing by otherwise sensible citizens.

The mesmerizing arithmetic of the moment is that the Cubs last won the World Series in 1908, when Teddy Roosevelt was president. Today the nation that is selecting its 45th president is as distant from 1908 as that year was from the presidency of John Adams.

In the sport of the long season, after playing 162 games in 183 days, a team is what its record says it is, and the Cubs have baseball\u2019s best record. This year\u2019s team is vastly more talented than the team that made the Cubs\u2019 last appearance in the World Series, in 1945, when many of the major league\u2019s best players were still wearing military uniforms. (The Tigers had enough of them to defeat the Cubs in seven games.) From 1946 through 2014, just before today\u2019s team materialized, the Cubs were 714 games \u2014 almost four and a half 162-game seasons \u2014 under .500 (5,095 wins, 5,809 losses).

Ethicists say losing builds character. Cub fans, who are mostly scar tissue, say they already have quite enough character, thank you. Dime-store anthropologists brood about how a Series win might puncture the mystique of the \u201clovable losers.\u201d But what is lovable about consistent failure? For that, Americans have government.

Some Cub fans, luxuriating in losing, have taken a perverse pride in their team\u2019s colorful failures, such as third baseman Don Hoak striking out six times in a 17-inning game. Or second baseman Glenn Beckert stranding 12 runners in a nine-inning game. Or Lou \u201cThe Mad Russian\u201d Novikoff trying to steal third base \u2014 with the bases loaded. (He explained that he got \u201ca good jump on the pitcher.\u201d) Or shortstop Lennie Merullo making four errors in one inning. Or pitcher Dickie Noles being traded for himself. (Sent to the Tigers for a player to be named later, he promptly surrendered a bases-loaded triple, so the Tigers designated him the player named later and shipped him back to Chicago.)

Some Cub fans seem to relish theories about how curses or karma have destined the Cubs for failure. Actually, for many years the team\u2019s management, having inherited a dandy ballpark but having no clue how to build a good team, decided to market Wrigley Field\u2019s charms: The grass would be so green, the ivy so lush, the beer so cold and the sunshine (there were no night games until 1988) so warm that no one would care what the scoreboard said. Phil Wrigley, son of William, after whom the ballpark is named, encouraged calling it Cubs Park because people like going to a park. This, he said, would appeal to \u201cpeople not interested in baseball.\u201d Good grief.

Wrigley\u2019s bleachers became the best singles bar on the North Side, and the ballpark became a health resort for visiting teams. Then, in 2009, the Ricketts family, which did not make enough money to buy the Cubs by being indifferent to excellence, turned the team over to son Tom, who met his wife in Wrigley\u2019s bleachers but who is agreeably unsentimental about the cult of futility.

So, all you purveyors of Cubs Gush, listen up. Referring to Wrigley Field as a \u201cbaseball cathedral\u201d should be a flogging offense. It is just a nice little place on the North Side where men work hard at a demanding and dangerous craft. And Cub fans, loyal through thin and thin, you must remember this: Your team at least won the Cold War. For years, it held spring training on Catalina Island near Los Angeles. So, when a radio sportscaster named \u201cDutch\u201d Reagan went to report on them he stopped in Hollywood for a screen test, and the Soviet Union was doomed. So there.

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NEW DELHI (AP) \u2014 Tens of thousands of Indians have declared a total of $9.5 billion in money that was either illegally obtained or not declared for tax purposes as part of a one-time opportunity to come clean under a government scheme, India's finance minister said Saturday.

The declarations of the \"black money\" by 64,275 people came in a four-month window that ended Friday, allowing them to pay a tax, surcharge and penalty totaling 45 percent to avoid prosecution, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said at a news conference.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi won elections in 2014 promising to curb corruption, the flow of black money abroad and lack of financial transparency.

The government has been facing opposition pressure to act since the April release of financial documents naming companies and individuals who may have dodged taxes by setting up shell companies and accounts through brokers based in Panama. The so-called \"Panama Papers\" include the names of about 500 Indians who have invested in offshore companies.

Jaitley said that a previous 1997 amnesty scheme had yielded $1.5 billion to the government.

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JERUSALEM (AP) \u2014 Israel's Foreign Ministry says it's \"unfortunate\" that Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte chose to invoke Adolf Hitler and the Holocaust in his bloody anti-crime war.

Spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon says Saturday Israel is convinced the Philippine president \"will find a way to clarify his words.\"

On Friday, the outspoken Duterte said \"Hitler massacred 3 million Jews ... there's 3 million drug addicts. There are. I'd be happy to slaughter them.\"

Duterte, under fire for extra-judicial killings in the drug war, was referring to the estimated number of drug addicts in the country. The U.S. has warned the president's violent rhetoric could affect aid.

The Nazis and their allies killed 6 million Jews during World War II as part of a campaign to obliterate European Jewry.

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MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) \u2014 A Somali police officer says a car bomb blew up at the entrance of a restaurant in the Somali capital of Mogadishu, killing two people.

Capt. Mohamed Hussein said the blast Saturday occurred at the Blue Sky restaurant close to the presidential palace.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the bombing but the Islamic extremist group of al-Shabab often carries out such attacks.

Al-Shabab, al-Qaida's East African affiliate, is fighting to impose a strict version of Islam in this Horn of Africa nation. Despite losing a lot of ground in recent years, the extremist group continues to carry out lethal attacks in many parts of the country, especially in the capital. Recent attacks have focused on the capital's hotel industry, which is remerging from decades of conflict.

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CAIRO (AP) \u2014 Egyptian police detained three journalists who were conducting street interviews in downtown Cairo about President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi's request for small donations of spare change to fund development programs, security officials said Saturday.

They said the three \u2014 Hamdy Mokhtar, Mohammed Hassan, and Osama al-Bishbishi \u2014 were arrested Sept. 26 and face charges of publishing false news and belonging to a banned organization, Egyptian parlance for the Muslim Brotherhood group.

A fourth journalist, Noura Nasser, was arrested Sept. 27 as she interviewed Egyptians with postgraduate degrees protesting outside the Cabinet's office to demand jobs. Nasser, who was released two days later, reports for an opposition news website. The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists, or CPJ, said Nasser also faced charges of publishing false news.

The security officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media.

El-Sissi said last week he would like to see a mechanism set up that would allow Egyptians to donate fractions of checks they cash at banks, arguing that this could amount to millions of pounds. It was the latest in a series of unconventional suggestions to restore the economy, and was ridiculed by many on social media.

In a statement issued Friday, CPJ called on the Egyptian government to immediately drop all charges against the four reporters.

\"The delusion that jailing journalists on charges of reporting 'false news' for interviewing people on the street or photographing a protest will change reality is a false hope,\" said Joel Simon, the group's executive director.

Authorities have cracked down on dissent since the 2013 military ouster of an elected Islamist president. The police have shown little tolerance for journalists filming or interviewing people in public, unless it is done at government-sanctioned events or by pro-government media outlets.

CPJ says 23 journalists were imprisoned in Egypt in 2015, making it the second-worst jailer of journalists, after China. The government denies jailing anyone because of their reporting.

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As I have watched this historic campaign, I can\u2019t help but wonder what would have happened had Donald Trump risen up at other times in our history.

1742

As soon as young George Washington Trump cut down his father\u2019s cherry tree, his father found the fallen tree and asked the boy if he knew what had happened. \u201cDid you cut down this cherry tree?\u201d

\u201cI cannot tell a lie. What cherry tree? I don\u2019t see any cherry trees.\u201d

\u201cIt\u2019s right there on the ground in front of us. You have an ax in your hand.\u201d

\u201cWrong. There is no cherry tree. This isn\u2019t an ax. Lie about the tree again and my lawyers will destroy you. Listen, old man, by the time this is over I\u2019ll own Mount Vernon and you\u2019ll be shoveling pig feed in Trenton.\u201d

G. W. Trump avoided fighting in the Revolution, claiming \u201cbone spurs.\u201d He went on to lose his Mount Vernon Casino in bankruptcy court. That spring, he was killed by his slaves.

1776

In Philadelphia, Thomas Jefferson Trump lit his 42-carat gold candle, dabbed his 42-carat gold pen in his Tiffany inkwell and busied himself with writing the new nation\u2019s declaration of principles, a call for independence.

\u201cWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, except for gays, Latinos and Muslims, and that us guys should never have to change diapers. Am I right? And that Rosie O\u2019Donnell is a fat disgusting pig. And one more thing. After a woman has kids she loses her looks. Is that ever true! That\u2019s why I dumped Ivana for Marla. Are you with me on that? Make Monticello great again. I want to see John Adams\u2019 birth certificate. Throw Hillary in the stocks. Frankly, I like King George. He called me a genius. He knows how to lead.\u201d

1863

With great deliberative care, Abraham Lincoln Trump signed the Emancipation Proclamation, freeing the slaves.

\u201cI\u2019ve had a great relationship with my blacks. I love my African-Americans. Now that they\u2019re free they can live wherever they want! Except for any of my rental properties. Bad for real estate values. So sue me. I\u2019ll sue you back, lose and claim victory.\u201d

1941

An armada of Japanese Zeros had just attacked Pearl Harbor, and now, he, the president of the United States, Franklin Delano Trump, was asking Congress to declare war against Imperial Japan and its allies, Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy.

\u201cDon\u2019t worry folks, I know more than the generals. Every last one of them. I have a secret plan. You won\u2019t believe how fast we\u2019re going to be winning. Any ideas from the crowd? I\u2019m all ears. Who is Hirohito? Can we hold back on Germany and Italy until I get this war thing figured out? Hitler called me \u2018bold\u2019 and Mussolini called me a \u2018genius\u2019. Don\u2019t trust the lying mainstream press. Those guys know how to lead.\u201d

1962

President John Fitzgerald Kennedy Trump and his anxious advisers studied the satellite photos showing missile sites under construction in Cuba. Trump\u2019s admirals told him the Russian ship carrying ballistic missiles was fast approaching their naval blockade. The world was on the brink of a global Armageddon that could empty every missile silo on the planet.

\u201cSo is there an actual red button? What do I say? You\u2019re fired?\u201d

\u201cMr. President, the way this works\u2014

\u201cCan I nuke that pig, Rosie O\u2019Donnell? I hate her. No? OK. Get me Nikita on the phone. I know how to talk to Russians. Tremendous people. Hello, Nikita? It\u2019s Donald. Two things. First, I have a complaint about my latest Russian mail-order bride. She wants children, and I thought everyone knew I can\u2019t stand to look at a woman after she\u2019s had children. Ugh, right? Second, let me tell you my missile works just fine, if you know what I mean. I got no problems in that department. So if you\u2019re thinking ... Hello? Nikita? Hello? He hung up. Can I get taco bowls in the White House bomb shelter? No salsa. I like my taco shells crisp.\u201d

1963

The president stood in front of the Berlin Wall and addressed the citizens of Berlin, an island of freedom encircled by Communist East Germany.

\u201cNice wall! See. It works. No Mexicans in Berlin. Not a one. Did you know Nikita Khrushchev called me \u2018bold\u2019? The man\u2019s tough. I like that. He knows how to lead. I think we can work together building walls. He loves my idea for a wall on the Mexican border. Want to see my impression of FDR trying to walk? It\u2019s hilarious.\u201d

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I could probably write a column, or more appropriately, a book, called \u201cThe Top 100 Myths About Social Security.\u201d There is just so darn much misinformation out there, mostly online, about our nation\u2019s bedrock social-insurance system.

Those myths can be divided into two broad categories: political and practical.

In a recent column, I dealt with the latter. I wrote about all the misconceptions people have about how retirement benefits are figured and about the eligibility rules for other kinds of Social Security benefits.

Because we are in the midst of a presidential campaign, in which Social Security will no doubt be discussed at rallies and in debates, I thought today\u2019s column would be a good time to debunk the political myths. And let\u2019s start with the biggest one of all.

Myth No. 1: The government has stolen Social Security money and used it for other purposes.

This one grows out of a misperception of how Social Security is financed. The government takes in almost $2 billion per day (yes, two billion each day) in Social Security payroll taxes.

What happens to that money? Every nickel of it is immediately converted into U.S. treasury notes. So the Social Security trust funds do not hold cash. (Think about it: It would be foolish for the trust funds to hold trillions of dollars in cash.)

The trust funds hold treasury notes. And three times each month, a huge chunk of those notes are redeemed, with interest paid, in order to make good on the Social Security checks due that month.

In the meantime, the government uses the invested Social Security trust fund money for whatever purposes the government needs to spend money.

But the key point is this: The money is invested and the Social Security system holds the bonds. Millions of Americans and thousands of foreign investors and hundreds of private pension plans hold U.S. Treasury bonds.

Do they think the government is stealing their money? Of course not. They think of it as a sound investment. So why do so many people insist on thinking the same procedure used by the Social Security system is theft?

Myth No. 2: Illegal immigrants get Social Security benefits.

I simply don\u2019t know how to respond to this allegation other than to say illegal immigrants do not get Social Security benefits.

To qualify for benefits, you must prove to the government that you are either a U.S. citizen, or that you are a noncitizen living in this country legally. That latter point may surprise some people.

There are thousands of noncitizens who get Social Security checks, because they have lived in this country legally and worked and paid Social Security taxes. (By the way, there are many hundreds of thousands of U.S. citizens who get social security benefits from other countries because they lived and worked in those countries.)

But to repeat: Illegal immigrants are not draining Social Security funds. In fact, many studies have shown that just the opposite is the case. Many thousands of people living here illegally who have somehow acquired illegal Social Security numbers have pumped billions of dollars into the Social Security trust funds over the years and never collected a dime in return.

Myth No. 3: Social Security hands out welfare benefits to people who never paid into the system.

This myth comes from two misconceptions people have.

The first is confusing the Supplemental Security Income program with Social Security. SSI is a federal welfare program the Social Security Administration manages for the government. It pays a very small monthly stipend to poor elderly and disabled people.

SSI benefits, which may indeed go to people who have never worked and paid taxes, are not funded out of Social Security taxes. They are financed, like all other welfare programs, out of general tax revenues.

The second misconception has to do with Social Security dependent and survivor benefits. There are millions of spouses, widows, widowers and children who are getting Social Security benefits even though they may have never worked and paid into the system. But they are the legal dependents or survivors of someone who has done just that.

Myth No. 4: Social Security needs radical reform to stay solvent for future generations.

Myth No. 5: Social Security is sacred. Leave it alone.

These final two myths are diametrically opposed to one another, but I\u2019m lumping them together because they both deal with the issue of Social Security reform (or lack thereof).

Social Security has changed a lot over the last 80 years. The program has always been tweaked and reformed to meet the needs of the American public or to respond to past funding shortfalls. And it will need to be tweaked again in the near future to deal with the demographic crunch caused by the retirement of the baby-boom generation.

But \u201ctweaked\u201d is the key word. Many studies have shown that a few relatively modest reforms are all that is needed to keep the system solvent for future generations.

Next week, I\u2019m going to give you a chance to save Social Security. I will present a number of realistic proposals for reform and tell you what each proposal would actually do to Social Security\u2019s bottom line.

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WASHINGTON (AP) \u2014 Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows:

ABC's \"This Week\" \u2014 Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.; former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani.

___

NBC's \"Meet the Press\" \u2014 Giuliani; Robby Mook, campaign manager for Democratic presidential nominee.

___

CBS' \"Face the Nation\" \u2014 Pre-empted by NFL coverage.

___

CNN's \"State of the Union\" \u2014 Sanders, Giuliani.

___

\"Fox News Sunday\" \u2014 Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo.; Gov. Chris Christie, R-N.J.

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) \u2014 South African protesters lob rocks at security guards at one of the continent's leading universities. Police fire rubber bullets at students on another campus. Vice-chancellors warn that students might not be able to finish the academic year if a national dispute over financing higher education is not resolved soon.

Twenty-two years after the end of white minority rule, grievances over economic inequities are fueling unrest that has forced the closure of some of South Africa's most prominent universities, which are struggling to cover costs. Opinion has splintered among students, faculty, parents and the government. The government acknowledges funding shortfalls but accuses a radical minority of disrupting classes.

The University of Witswatersrand and the University of Cape Town hope to resume the academic program on Monday. Some students are vehemently opposed.

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TIRANA, Albania (AP) \u2014 Hundreds of Albanian activists have held a protest in Tirana, the national capital, against a law allowing the importation of garbage from foreign countries for recycling.

Holding anti-dumping slogans, protesters who fear their country would turn into a dumping ground gathered Saturday outside the main government offices.

Last month the parliament passed a law on importing garbage. That law initially was passed by the previous conservative government in 2011, and overturned by the current leftist coalition in 2013 when it came to power. Now the coalition government has done an about-face and reinstated the law with some amendments.

The government supports the recycling of non-hazardous waste, saying it is in line with European Union standards. Albania is hoping to launch EU membership talks.

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