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Five things to know about 40 & 8

My name is Fred Willsey and I am a veteran who is a member of the organization called the 40 & 8. I was born and raised here in Wenatchee. The 40 & 8, is a giving and caring group of U.S. veterans. There is a very deep bond between members. They are there for each other 24/7 to help in any way they can. It's a good bunch of veterans.

Big Lots suspect to pursue mental health defense

WENATCHEE — The man accused of aiming a pistol at a store employee and threatening to shoot police at Big Lots will argue that he lacked the ability to form a specific intent at the time of the crime.

News of record

News of record reports in Chelan and Douglas Counties

Shooter killed himself after he was hurt by police gunfire

Christopher Harper-Mercer, the gunman who killed nine people last week in an attack at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, turned a gun on himself after he was wounded in a shootout with police officers, officials said Wednesday.

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.