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Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

- Associated Press

Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline "A missing voice." The space below it was blank.

In this Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018 photo, farmworker Melesio Gonzalez, center, picks melons near Five Points, Calif. The region is unrivaled for farm production, but the rich earth has not given back equally to those who toil out of view of millions of tourists and Californians who pass through the valley each year. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)

California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle

- Associated Press

A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town. They converge on a dimly lit dirt lot outside Panaderia de Dios, a bakery sweetening the air with the aroma of Mexican cookies and bread as workers catch rides to the fields.

U.S. Rep. Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., goes over the rules in a television studio prior to a televised debate with U.S. Rep. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., Monday, Oct. 15, 2018, in Phoenix. Both ladies are seeking to fill the seat of U.S. Sen. Jake Flake, R-Ariz., who is retiring. The Arizona Senate contest is one of the most closely-watched in the nation. (AP Photo/Matt York)

Sinema on campaign blitz as Trump pushes for McSally

- Associated Press

With President Donald Trump in town to stump for Republican U.S. Senate candidate Martha McSally on Friday, her Democratic opponent also had a full schedule, starting by joining with a veterans group at a food bank to fill "day bags" with enough food to feed a homeless person for a day.

Hackers breach HealthCare.gov system, get data on 75,000

- Associated Press

A government computer system that interacts with HealthCare.gov was hacked earlier this month, compromising the sensitive personal data of some 75,000 people, officials said Friday.

Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

Associated Press

A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths.

Philadelphia songwriter wins $44M in suit over Usher song

Associated Press

A Philadelphia songwriter who claims he was cut out of profits and credit from song that was recorded by R&B star Usher has been awarded more than $44 million in damages in a suit that targeted the track's other co-writers.