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  • Gene Powell Jr. joined the Odessa American as assistant managing editor in March 2002. The Odessa native was promoted to managing editor before leaving the OA in December 2010 to become a public information officer for the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Tuesday 10/22/2019
Canada's Trudeau wins 2nd term but loses majority
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 1:15 am

TORONTO (AP) — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won a second term in Canada's national elections Monday, losing the majority but delivering unexpectedly strong results despite having been weakened by a series of scandals that tarnished his image as a liberal icon.

The Latest: New Democrat leader congratulates Trudeau
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:31 am

TORONTO (AP) — The latest on Canada's national elections (all times local):

A 1946 mob lynching puts court focus on grand jury secrecy
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:31 am

ATLANTA (AP) — A historian's quest for the truth about a gruesome mob lynching of two black couples is prompting a U.S. appeals court to consider whether federal judges can order grand jury records unsealed in decades-old cases with historical significance.

Monday 10/21/2019
Asian stocks climb, lifted by upbeat talk on China-US trade
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:16 am

BANGKOK (AP) — Shares are gaining in Asia after upbeat comments from President Donald Trump and other U.S. officials on the status of trade negotiations with China.

US diplomat drawn into Trump's Ukraine effort set to testify
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:03 am

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — William Taylor has emerged as an unlikely central player in the events that are at the heart of the impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump.

'Just too much': Meet the uber-rich who want a wealth tax
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — When the grand vacation homes of Newport Beach were empty on a beautiful Memorial Day weekend, Molly Munger decided it was time for the U.S. to consider taxing wealth.

Democrats' 2020 race has a new shadow: Hillary Clinton
Updated: October 22, 2019 - 12:31 am

Some Democrats are putting up caution signs for Hillary Clinton as she wades back into presidential politics by casting 2020 candidate Tulsi Gabbard as a "Russian asset," mocking President Donald Trump's dealings with a foreign leader and drawing counterattacks from both.

One of Europe's last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 11:32 pm

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER (AP) — Under a broad plane tree near Albania's border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River's many springs.

One of Europe's last wild rivers is in danger of being tamed
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 11:32 pm

ALONG THE VJOSA RIVER (AP) — Under a broad plane tree near Albania's border with Greece, Jorgji Ilia fills a battered flask from one of the Vjosa River's many springs.

Today in History
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 11:32 pm

Today in History

Trump viewed Ukraine as adversary, not ally, witnesses say
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 9:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Behind closed doors, President Donald Trump has made his views on Ukraine clear: "They tried to take me down."

Trump urges GOP to 'get tougher and fight' impeachment
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 7:47 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump called on fellow Republicans on Monday to "get tougher and fight" against the quickly moving House impeachment inquiry as Democrats blocked a GOP bid to censure Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, a leader of the impeachment inquiry.

Trump blasts critics who pushed him to cancel G-7 at Doral
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 6:15 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump lashed out Monday at critics who prompted him to move next year's Group of Seven summit from his golf club in Florida, saying "Democrats went crazy" with criticisms that he would have violated the "phony emoluments clause" of the Constitution.

Macy's to stop selling real fur by end of fiscal year 2020
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Macy's Inc. says it will stop selling real fur by the end of its fiscal year 2020 at its namesake stores, Bloomingdale's, as well as at its discount outlets.

VP Plaza España Design in Madrid Achieves Gold LEED Certification
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 5:45 pm

MIAMI - October 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Central Park to get first statue honoring women
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 5:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Central Park has 23 statues of men who left their mark in history but not a single one honoring the accomplishments of a woman.

$260 million deal averts 1st federal trial on opioid crisis
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 7:47 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The nation's three biggest drug distributors and a major drugmaker agreed to an 11th-hour, $260 million settlement Monday over the terrible toll taken by opioids in two Ohio counties, averting the first federal trial over the crisis.

The Latest: National opioid settlement could be hard sell
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 4:32 pm

CLEVELAND (AP) — The Latest on a settlement in opioid lawsuits (all times local):

Researchers find 2nd warship from WWII Battle of Midway
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 4:46 pm

MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands (AP) — A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.

Correction: Crane Demolition story
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 4:16 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about the demolition of two construction cranes at the site of a partially collapsed building in New Orleans, The Associated Press reported erroneously that the cranes weighed thousands of tons. Authorities did not give exact weights for the two cranes but said parts of the structures weighed more than 140,000 pounds, or more than 70 tons.

US takes step to require DNA samples from asylum-seekers
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 3:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is planning to collect DNA samples from asylum-seekers and other migrants detained by immigration officials and will add the information to a massive FBI database used by law enforcement hunting for criminals, a Justice Department official said.

ProtoPie Launches Major Update, Enabling Powerful, Collaborative Prototyping for Teams
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 3:01 pm

SEOUL, South Korea - October 22, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Fulcrum Labs Takes Home a Top Honor in CLO Magazine's 2019 Learning in Practice Awards
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 12:32 pm

LOS ANGELES - October 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Online ordering boom gives rise to virtual restaurants
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 12:32 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Frato's Pizza looks like a typical family restaurant, with its black-and-white checkered floor and red chairs. But in the kitchen, the cooks are whipping up dishes for four other restaurants at the same time.

US may now keep some troops in Syria to guard oil fields
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 11:32 am

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Even as American forces make a hasty and chaotic withdrawal from northeastern Syria, the U.S. is considering leaving some troops behind to secure oil fields in the region and make sure they don't fall into the hands of a resurgent Islamic State, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Monday.

Study points to virus as culprit in kids' paralyzing illness
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 3:01 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Scientists have found the strongest evidence yet that a virus is to blame for a mysterious illness that can start like the sniffles but quickly paralyze children.

Rogue River Blue Wins World's Best Cheese
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 9:32 am

CENTRAL POINT, Ore. - October 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Mulvaney getting second-guessed over his defense of Trump
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 9:02 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming.

Public, election officials may be kept in the dark on hacks
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 8:32 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — If the FBI discovers that foreign hackers have infiltrated the networks of your county election office, you may not find out about it until after voting is over. And your governor and other state officials may be kept in the dark, too.

Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 7:46 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — Lawyer confirms to AP that a group of drugmakers and distributors has reached a tentative deal to settle opioid lawsuit.

Search for small plane missing near North Carolina airport
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 6:47 am

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A search for a small plane continues in a densely forested state park near Raleigh-Durham International Airport, where air traffic controllers lost contact with the aircraft as it prepared to land.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump exaggerates scope of cease-fire deal
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 5:31 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — As President Donald Trump describes it, the U.S. swooped into an intractable situation in the Middle East, achieved an agreement within hours that had eluded the world for years and delivered a "great day for civilization."

Common Sense Education Awards Emotional ABCs 'Top Pick for Learning 2019'
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 5:31 am

LOS ANGELES - October 21, 2019 - ( Newswire.com )

Committee pitches concept to settle all opioid lawsuits
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 2:16 am

A committee guiding OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma's bankruptcy has suggested other drugmakers, distributors and pharmacy chains use Purdue's bankruptcy proceedings to settle more than 2,000 lawsuits seeking to hold the drug industry accountable for the national opioid crisis.

Sunday 10/20/2019
1st federal opioid crisis trial to focus on distribution
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 1:31 am

CLEVELAND (AP) — The case is about the conduct of a group of companies in two Ohio counties, but far more than that is riding on the first federal trial on the opioid crisis, expected to open Monday in Cleveland.

Frustrated US diplomats fight back in impeachment probe
Updated: October 21, 2019 - 12:03 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — Three years of simmering frustration inside the State Department is boiling over on Capitol Hill as a parade of current and former diplomats testify to their concerns about the Trump administration's unorthodox policy toward Ukraine.

Today in History
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 11:31 pm

Today in History

Mulvaney's missteps draw scrutiny from Trump allies
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 11:03 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — For Mick Mulvaney, the hits just keep on coming.

The Latest: Mayor expects ruined hotel will be demolished
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 7:46 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Latest on demolition of cranes in New Orleans (all times local):

Report: Synagogue massacre led to string of attack plots
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 7:30 pm

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (AP) — At least 12 white supremacists have been arrested on allegations of plotting, threatening or carrying out anti-Semitic attacks in the U.S. since the massacre at a Pittsburgh synagogue nearly one year ago, a Jewish civil rights group reported Sunday.

New Orleans fire chief say demolished cranes at collapsed hotel fell exactly as expected, next object to retrieve 2 dead
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 5:16 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans fire chief say demolished cranes at collapsed hotel fell exactly as expected, next object to retrieve 2 dead.

White House: Summit at Trump property would look 'lousy'
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 5:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump dropped plans to hold an international summit at his Doral resort in Florida after realizing "it looks lousy" to steer business to his own property, his acting chief of staff said Sunday.

New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 3:02 pm

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans officials set off series of explosions designed to topple cranes at hotel collapse site.

California relishes role as liberal trendsetter, Trump foe
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 3:02 pm

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Democrats who rule California took on homegrown tech giants Uber and Lyft over their workforces, convinced some of the world's biggest automakers to buck the president on fuel emissions and passed a law that could change college sports nationwide.

Kurds evacuate Syrian town in 1st pullout of cease-fire
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 7:46 pm

AKCAKALE, Turkey (AP) — Dozens of vehicles rolled out of a besieged Syrian border town, evacuating Kurdish fighters and civilians and opening the way for Turkish-backed forces to take over in the first pullback under a three-day-old U.S.-brokered cease-fire.

Detroit-area men who sent millions to Yemen spared prison
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 9:46 pm

DETROIT (AP) — A group of Detroit-area men opened bank accounts to move millions of dollars to Yemen, their war-torn native country. Their crime: They didn't register as a money transfer business.

After delay, New Orleans to demolish cranes at hotel site
Updated: October 20, 2019 - 10:45 am

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — After two days of delays, New Orleans officials are hoping to use a series of controlled explosions Sunday to take down two cranes that have been leaning precariously over the remains of a partially collapsed hotel.

Saturday 10/19/2019
Defense chief: US troops leaving Syria to go to western Iraq
Updated: October 19, 2019 - 11:45 pm

ABOARD A U.S. MILITARY AIRCRAFT (AP) — Defense Secretary Mark Esper says that under the current plan all U.S. troops leaving Syria will go to western Iraq and the military will continue to conduct operations against the Islamic State group to prevent its resurgence.

Today in History
Updated: October 19, 2019 - 11:32 pm

Today in History

Trump drops plan to host G-7 at Doral
Updated: October 19, 2019 - 10:16 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Responding to stinging criticism, President Donald Trump on Saturday abruptly reversed his plan to hold the next Group of Seven world leaders' meeting at his Doral, Florida, golf resort next year.

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