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U.S. recommends transfer of Afghan prisoner

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The United States said on Wednesday it had cleared for release Mohammed Kamin, an Afghan man held at the Guantanamo Bay prison for foreign terrorism suspects for more than 11 years.

Refugees give Greek tour operators an extended season

PIRAEUS, Greece — Placards in hand, travel agent Iakovos Bouchoris and his team scout for customers at Greece’s busy Piraeus port, near Athens, where some 5,000 people arrived on Tuesday in a single day on ships from outlying islands close to Turkey.

Boehner: No agreements yet on plan with debt limit

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner said on Wednesday that discussions were under way to deal with a looming Nov. 5 deadline to raise the federal debt limit but no decisions have been made

Coast Guard ends search for missing cargo ship’s crew

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — The U.S. Coast Guard said on Wednesday it was ending its search for the missing crew of an American cargo ship that sank off the Bahamas last week after sailing into the path of powerful Hurricane Joaquin.

Supreme Court tackles death penalty case

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Hearing a death penalty case for the first time since their divisive lethal-injection ruling in June, the nine justices of U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared poised to rule against two brothers challenging their sentences for a Kansas crime spree known as the “Wichita Massacre.”

At least 17 dead; floods persist

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Flooding from historic rainfall in South Carolina claimed two more lives on Wednesday, and the threat of further inundation from swollen rivers and vulnerable dams put already ravaged communities on edge.

UN chief hails plan to release thousands of prisoners

UNITED NATIONS — The United Nations secretary-general welcomed on Wednesday a U.S. decision to release some 6,000 federal prisoners to ease overcrowding and provide redress for people who had received disproportionately long sentences for non-violent drug-related offenses.

Obama apologizes to MSF for air strike on hospital

WASHINGTON, D.C. — President Barack Obama telephoned the head of Medecins Sans Frontieres and apologized for a deadly air strike on the aid group’s hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, that killed 22 people over the weekend, the White House said on Wednesday.

Ex-prosecutor settles suit against Grant County

WENATCHEE — A vitriolic court battle between a former deputy prosecutor and the county that fired him came to an end Tuesday as all parties agreed to a $140,000 settlement.
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State record set for fire aid

OLYMPIA — North Central Washington residents already know this summer was a record-setting season for wildfires. On Tuesday, the state confirmed it.

Omak swears in new councilman

OMAK — The Omak City Council on Monday unanimously appointed Dave Womack to replace Dino DeCesari on the council.

Jim Dahl: A lifetime love of rowing

WENATHCEE — If you weren’t watching the Columbia River carefully, you might not notice Dr. Jim Dahl as he silently glides by in his 27-foot racing scull.

Cashmere roundabout work continues

Construction workers from Jones Concrete prepare the new roundabout at the intersection of Cottage Avenue and Aplets Way in Cashmere for a concrete pour on Tuesday evening. According to Erik Howe, project manager with RH2 Engineering Inc., work on the project is happening at night. The stop signs at the intersection will be removed after new striping and signing is in place. As long as weather holds, paving and striping is planned for the week of Oct. 19. Work on the water main replacement from Cottage Avenue to the Aplets ...

Wenatchee girl reports attempted assault

WENATCHEE — A 16-year-old Wenatchee girl called police from her cell phone Tuesday evening to report a man grabbed her and pulled her toward him while she was hiking on the Saddle Rock trail.

Deputy bitten during arrest

BREWSTER — A Douglas County deputy was bitten in the arm and kicked in the upper leg last week while arresting a naked woman who had been taken to the Three Rivers Hospital in Brewster for a mental health evaluation.
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Award-winning Latina novelist to speak at WVC

WENATCHEE — Reyna Grande, author of three award-winning novels, will give readings from her most recent book "The Distance Between Us" at Wenatchee Valley College campuses in Wenatchee and Omak.