'I cry and pray': Keeping vigil amid North Carolina floods

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Anita Van Beveren has been returning day after day to watch the brown floodwater creep toward the rental home she shares with her two teenage children. While she got many belongings out, they couldn't move everything — a bicycle is chained to a back deck surrounded by water.

Thailand's king, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

BANGKOK (AP) — King Bhumibol Adulyadej, revered in Thailand as a demigod, a humble father figure and an anchor of stability through decades of upheaval at home and abroad, died on Thursday. He was 88 and had been the world's longest reigning monarch.

The latest: Trump creates uncertainty about Utah’s vote

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):

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There’s unprecedented uncertainty about how conservative Utah will vote in the November election.

That’s because the usual cohesion of voters in the Republican stronghold has been blown up by Donald Trump’s crudeness and volatility.

Bob Dylan wins Nobel in literature

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Singer-songwriter Bob Dylan won the 2016 Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a stunning announcement that for the first time bestowed the prestigious award on a musician for "having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition."

Trump's lewd remarks worry campuses fighting sex assault

NEW LONDON, Conn. (AP) — At Connecticut College, as at a growing number of campuses nationwide, students are encouraged to speak up if they hear remarks celebrating or condoning sexual aggression against women. In one training scenario, male students ask a peer if he really means it when he boasts of such conduct.

Mayor: Pilot tells police that plane crash was intentional

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The pilot of a small plane that crashed on a busy road near the headquarters of military jet-engine maker Pratt & Whitney, killing a passenger, told police detectives that the wreck was intentional, the mayor said Wednesday.

The latest: Senate defector back on board with Trump

WASHINGTON (AP) — The latest on the presidential race (all times local):

10:30 A.M.

Donald Trump has one defector from the Senate back in the fold.

North Carolina urges evacuations before flooding

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Police officers and firefighters in eastern North Carolina cruised low-lying areas and shouted a simple message from bullhorns: Get out before the floodwaters from Hurricane Matthew arrive.

Marines headed to hurricane-ravaged Haiti with relief

ABOARD THE USS IWO JIMA (AP) — A U.S. Navy warship is bringing hundreds of Marines and sailors, along with power generators, water purifiers and bulldozers, to bolster relief efforts in Haiti, where Hurricane Matthew has left at least 750,000 people desperately in need of assistance.

Trump reverting to combative approach of primary campaign

WASHINGTON (AP) — Here comes Donald Trump, unfiltered. Again.

The Republican presidential candidate is vowing to win the election his own way, as party leaders step away from him.

He declared on Fox News on Tuesday night that he's "just tired of non-support" from Republican leaders and "I wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with a lot of these people."