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Church hosts pumpkin patch to help shelter

To celebrate the holidays, the First United Methodist Church is hosting its 15th annual Pumpkin Patch where the community can go and enjoy a day of photos with pumpkins, activities and snacks all for a good cause.

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GM workers to stay on picket line until vote on new contract

DETROIT (AP) — Striking General Motors workers will stay on the picket lines for at least another week until they vote on a tentative contract with the company.

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.

'Spirited Away,' other Studio Ghibli films head to HBO Max

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The vast catalog of storied Japanese animation house Studio Ghibli is heading to the new HBO Max streaming service.

Protests spread across Lebanon over proposed new taxes

BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese security forces fired tear gas to disperse hundreds of protesters in Beirut early Friday after they tried to push through security barriers around the government headquarters amid some of the largest demonstrations the country has seen in years.

The Latest: Australia won't retrieve refugees in cease-fire

BEIRUT (AP) — The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria (all times local):

Pelosi moves on drug prices despite falling-out with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is plowing ahead with her bill to allow Medicare to negotiate prescription drug prices despite a breakdown in relations with her chief bargaining partner on the issue — President Donald Trump.

US envoy says Giuliani was given role on Ukraine policy

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the European Union told House impeachment investigators Thursday that President Donald Trump instructed him and other envoys to work with his personal lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, on Ukraine policy and that he was "disappointed" by the directive. He spoke to lawmakers for around 10 hours.

The Latest: Storm moving northeast across Gulf of Mexico

MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on tropical weather (all times local):

Hurricane Center: Tropical storm likely along Gulf Coast

MIAMI (AP) — A disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico is likely to become a tropical storm that will strike the northern U.S. Gulf Coast with high wind and heavy rains, forecasters said Thursday.

Suburban Houston man shot dead during break-in at his home

CINCO RANCH, Texas (AP) — Investigators say a 29-year-old man has been shot dead by intruders who broke into his suburban Houston home.

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, a shifting new explanation about events at the heart of the impeachment inquiry.

As Britain battles to leave the EU, others struggle to join

BRUSSELS (AP) — As Britain battles to leave the European Union, two countries from the Balkans were struggling to be allowed in Friday, despite warnings that turning them away would tarnish the EU's reputation and could risk inflaming the volatile region.

Texas prosecutor tosses charges in 1992 teen double slaying

WACO, Texas (AP) — A Texas man who was sentenced to life in prison for fatally shooting two teenagers in 1992 is a free man without pending charges after a district attorney dismissed the case.

Facebook CEO defends refusal to take down some content

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on Thursday defended the social media platform's refusal to take down content it considers newsworthy "even if it goes against our standards." But while he promoted free expression, limitations were place on coverage of his remarks at Georgetown University.

Energy Secretary Perry resigning at end of year, Trump says

WASHINGTON (AP) — Energy Secretary Rick Perry will leave his job by the end of the year, President Donald Trump said Thursday.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 4 Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Daily 4 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday afternoon's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "Pick 3 Evening" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the Texas Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Venezuela wins seat on UN rights body despite opposition

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Venezuela won a contested election for a seat on the U.N. Human Rights Council on Thursday despite a campaign by over 50 organizations and many countries opposed to Nicolas Maduro's government and its rights record.

US hails Turkish cease-fire; Kurds must vacate border area

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — The U.S. and Turkey agreed Thursday to a cease-fire in the Turks' deadly attacks on Kurdish fighters in northern Syria, requiring the Kurds to vacate the area in an arrangement that largely solidifies Turkey's position and aims in the weeklong conflict. The deal includes a conditional halt to American economic sanctions.

Riots darken Catalan separatist dream of peaceful secession

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — For years, Catalonia's separatist movement painstakingly built an amiable image of its quest to secede from Spain: Smiling parents and grandparents with children in tow marched under the Mediterranean sun, waving the flags of their cause and cheerily chanting "independence!"

FAA to test whether packed planes affect evacuation time

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The size of your seat and how much legroom you'll get on a future flight could be decided by 720 Oklahomans taking part in a first-of-its-kind test to determine if jam-packed planes slow emergency evacuations.

IMF head says more needed to boost growth than US-China deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — The International Monetary Fund's new leader said Thursday that a trade truce between the United States and China could trim expected losses to the world economy but won't be enough to produce strong global growth.

In Texas, Trump tours Louis Vuitton workshop ahead of rally

ALVARADO, Texas (AP) — President Donald Trump toured a new Louis Vuitton leather workshop in Texas on Thursday before headlining a campaign rally in Dallas.

California objects to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of insurer

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — California regulators are objecting to Berkshire Hathaway's sale of one of its smaller insurance companies, but they may not have much of an argument.

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