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Nation/World

Trump shakes up campaign leadership

TETERBORO, N.J. (AP) — Donald Trump announced a shake-up of his campaign leadership Wednesday, the latest sign of tumult for his struggling White House bid less than three months from Election Day.

More than 500 evacuated in ship fire near Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — More than 500 passengers were being evacuated on Wednesday from a ship that caught fire about a mile off Puerto Rico’s north coast.

The fire was still burning aboard the Caribbean Fantasy, a combination cruise and ferry vessel, as the U.S. Coast Guard began bringing passengers into the San Juan harbor while helicopters whirred overheard.

S. Korea: Senior N. Korean diplomat defects

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A senior North Korean diplomat based in London has defected to South Korea, becoming one of the highest Northern officials to do so, South Korea said Wednesday.

Thae Yong Ho, minister at the North Korean Embassy in London, has arrived in South Korea with his family and is under the protection of the South Korean government, Seoul's Unification Ministry said.

Pennsylvania governor urges top prosecutor to resign

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's attorney general faced growing pressure to resign Tuesday, hours after her conviction on charges she abused the powers of the state's top law enforcement office to smear a rival and lied under oath to cover it up.

Russian warplanes take off from Iran to target IS in Syria

MOSCOW (AP) — Russian warplanes took off on Tuesday from a base in Iran to target Islamic State fighters and other militants in Syria, Russia's Defense Ministry said, widening Moscow's bombing campaign in Syria in a major development in the country's civil war.

Louisiana officials confirm 8th death from floods

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The Latest on flooding in the Deep South (all times local):

9:50 a.m.

Eight deaths are now attributed to the storms and flooding in south Louisiana.

Devin George, state registrar for vital records, said Tuesday the latest confirmed death occurred in East Baton Rouge Parish. A 66-year-old man's body was found in the Sherwood Forest area.

Crews gain ground on stubborn California wildfire

LOWER LAKE, Calif. (AP) — Fire crews gained ground on a massive Northern California wildfire that has destroyed 175 homes, businesses and other structures and charred nearly 7 square miles, fire officials said Tuesday.

Trump reveals few details on 'extreme vetting' of immigrants

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (AP) — Donald Trump is calling for "extreme" vetting of immigrants seeking admission to the United States, but he's offering few specifics about how that might work, how long it might last or how taxpayers would foot the bill.

Iraqi Kurdish troops take more ground east of Mosul

QARQASHAH, Iraq (AP) — A small unit of Kurdish peshmerga forces huddled in an abandoned home on the edge of Qarqashah, one of a dozen villages east of the Iraqi city of Mosul that the peshmerga captured from the Islamic State group this week.

State wants to review FBI's notes on Clinton

WASHINGTON (AP) — The State Department wants a chance to review notes and other materials from the FBI's probe of former Secretary Hillary Clinton's email use before any documents are provided to Congress, a spokeswoman said Monday.