Washington, D.C.

Secret Service misdeeds detailed

A new government report concludes that scores of Secret Service employees improperly accessed the decade-old job application of the congressman who was investigating scandals inside the agency. An assistant director was caught suggesting that officials leak embarrassing information to retaliate against Rep. Jason Chaffetz, the Utah Republican who is chairman of the House oversight committee.

Candidates disclose donations

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders raised more than $24 million for his presidential campaign in the past three months, his campaign said, nearly matching the $28 million take of Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton. Political newcomer Ben Carson raised more than $20 million in the past three months to fuel his bid for the Republican presidential nomination.


Sheriff resigns after indictment

A grand jury indicted the sheriff of Tulsa County on misconduct charges and the sheriff's lawyer said he would step down, six months after a volunteer reserve deputy, Robert Bates, accidentally shot and killed an unarmed man during an arrest. The grand jury recommended that Sheriff Stanley Glanz be removed from office. Bates is charged with manslaughter.

Last-minute stay granted

Gov. Mary Fallin granted a last-minute stay for an inmate. Fallin said she delayed the execution of Richard Glossip because the state needed to determine whether its use of a new drug — potassium acetate — was in compliance. Fallin reset the execution for Nov. 6.

New York

Donna Shalala suffers stroke

Donna Shalala, a former Cabinet secretary and the current CEO of the Clinton Foundation, suffered a stroke and was in stable condition at Mount Sinai Roosevelt Hospital. Shalala, 74, served eight years as health and human services secretary from 1993 to 2001 and was president of the University of Miami for 14 years.


Mural artist fatally shot

A mural artist was fatally shot while working on a community art piece under a freeway overpass in Oakland. Antonio Ramos was working on a mural inspired by students in West Oakland who re-imagined themselves as super-heroes to help solve issues in their communities. His killer has not been captured.


Smelly corpse flower is blooming

A Chicago garden with a disappointing rain forest plant that refused to bloom has a new star attraction. The Chicago Botanic Garden said that a second corpse flower is blooming. The smell is a combination of Limburger cheese, garlic, rotting fish and smelly feet.


Drug lord extradited to U.S.

Drug lord Edgar Valdez Villarreal, known as "La Barbie," is being extradited to the United States. Altiplano was the scene of a dramatic escape in July by the world's most powerful drug lord, Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. Valdez was arrested in 2010 and faces drug-trafficking charges in Texas, Louisiana and Georgia.


Police find arms, make arrests

Police announced that they had seized 1.5 tons of explosives in a warehouse and underground bunker system south of the capital, Manama, amid ongoing unrest in the tiny island kingdom. Police said in a statement that they made "a number" of arrests, claiming those suspected of being involved had ties to Iran and the Shiite militant group Hezbollah.


Mob kills man after beef rumors

A 52-year-old Muslim man died after he was beaten with bricks and sticks by a mob in a village outside New Delhi in response to rumors that he had slaughtered a cow and eaten beef. Murder charges have been filed against at least 10 people in connection with the attack on the man, Mohammad Ikhlaq, and his son Danish. The son, 20, is in critical condition.


Protesters at mine end blockade

Protesters at the site of a China-backed copper mine where confrontations this week left four dead agreed to lift a blockade for 24 hours to hold talks with the government to ease health and safety concerns. About 7,000 mostly indigenous protesters are facing off with police.

United Arab Emirates

Ship carrying arms intercepted

A ship carrying illicit arms that were believed to be from Iran was intercepted by a member of a U.S.-backed naval coalition, the U.S. Navy said. The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen's Shiite rebels alleged that Iran was using the vessel to ship arms to the rebels. The crew alleged that the vessel was bound for Somalia.

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