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Behind efforts to build prototypes of Trump's border wall, emails show a confusing and haphazard process

Emails sent to the government highlight a confusing border wall bidding process that may have overlooked qualified candidates for the sake of speed.         

Police: Norfolk Southern train derails in Knoxville

A tweet from police said about 50 rail cars were involved and noted that there were "rail cars into buildings."         

Sgt. La David Johnson laid to rest

        

'Alien Ranch' near Phoenix can be yours for $5 million

The 10-acre property officially called Stardust Ranch was featured on the Travel Channel’s "Ghost Adventures."         

More than 1,000 mourn Sgt. La David Johnson and 3 fellow soldiers killed in Niger

Staff Sgt. Bryan Black; Staff Sgt. Jeremiah Johnson; and Staff Sgt. Dustin Wright were killed, too, but did not become the center of political debate.         

Puppy 'survivor' attacked by alligator, loses her leg

"She's such a survivor. She's so strong."         

Kobe Bryant Says He'd Decline Trump WH Invite

Basketball legend Kobe Bryant said on Saturday he would turn down an invitation to the White House if Donald Trump invited him. He made the remarks during a visit to a sports hall in Paris.         

Officials: 54 Egyptian Police Killed in Ambush

At least 54 policemen were killed when a raid on a militant hideout southwest of Cairo escalated into an all-out firefight, authorities said Saturday.         

Trump: Classified JFK files will be released

President Trump has tweeted he will allow the release of thousands of previously classified files related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. The files are scheduled to be released on October 26, 2017.         

Tillerson Starts Diplomatic Mission in Riyadh

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has landed in Saudi Arabia to begin a diplomatic mission in the Middle East, South Asia and Europe focused on conflicts in Iraq and Syria and blunting Iranian influence in the region.         

Today in History for October 21st

Highlights of this day in history: Thomas Edison perfects workable electric light; Anthrax scare claims first of two U.S. postal workers in Washington, DC; Britain wins Battle of Trafalgar; Actress and author Carrie Fisher born.         

Suit seeks to block ‘illegal’ removal of Confederate monument in Louisiana

The Shreveport chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy filed its lawsuit after the Caddo Parish Commission voted to remove the monument from the grounds of the courthouse.         

Slain Lawman Honored With Vegas Procession

A Las Vegas police officer killed in the October 1st shooting massacre was honored Friday with a procession along the Vegas strip. Hundreds of police officers were also on hand for the funeral of Charleston Hartfield.         

Slain Lawman Honored With Vegas Procession

A Las Vegas police officer killed in the October 1st shooting massacre was honored Friday with a procession of first responders along the Vegas strip. Hundreds of police officers were also on hand for the funeral of Charleston Hartfield.         

Coast is clear? Some near Naples still struggling after Irma

"The Paradise Coast is clear!" announces the area's tourism website. But that's not true for several communities in Collier County.         

Calif. Evacuees Stunned By Wildfire Devastation

Residents of Santa Rosa, California were allowed to return Friday to areas ravaged by recent wildfires. Officials say more than eight thousand structures were destroyed by flames that tore through the region in Northern California.         

Disorder won't keep student from spreading smiles or classmates from voting him on homecoming court

Graham Quarels, who was born with Williams syndrome, said he was surprised when his classmates nominated him for the court.         

New doc 'JANE' surprised even Jane Goodall herself

Although there have been a number of documentaries about Dr Jane Goodall, a new one called 'JANE' surprised even Goodall herself. It contains more than 100 hours of footage shot in the 1960's of Goodall researching chimpanzees in Tanzania. The material was commissioned by National Geographic but ...

Investigation of Chicago woman found dead in freezer officially closed, ruled an accident

Kenneka Jenkins, 19, was last seen by her friends at a party.         

Orphaned manatees arrive for rehab at Cincinnati Zoo

Cincinnati Zoo also announced that two of its popular manatees, BamBam and Betsy, have been returned to Florida following successful rehabilitation stints at the zoo.         

Caitlan Coleman breaks her silence, says fond memories of Pa. home helped during Taliban hostage ordeal

Ten days after her rescue from Taliban-linked militants, Caitlan Coleman has issued her first public statement in a series of emails.         

Today in History for October 22nd

Highlights of this day in history: A Cold War crisis over Cuba leads to brink of nuclear war; Shah of Iran allowed into U.S. for treatment; 'Pretty Boy' Floyd killed; Last victim slain in D.C. sniper shootings; Cellist Pablo Casals dies.         

AP Top Stories 21 P

Here are the top stories for Saturday, Oct. 21st: U.S. soldier killed in Niger laid to rest; Trump says okay to releasing documents on JFK assassination. Dozens of Egyptian police killed in shootout with militants; BASE jumpers leap from WV bridge.         

3 killings in Florida neighborhood connected, police say

Investigators have few leads, but have surveillance video of a person of interest seen wearing a hoodie the night of the first killing.         

Funeral Held for Fla. Soldier Killed in Niger

Funeral services were held to honor a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Niger, combined with three others, is being investigated by the Pentagon.         

Who shot JFK? Here are 6 conspiracy theories

Five decades after President Kennedy's assassination, many still don't think Oswald acted alone.         

Joshua Tree hikers found locked in embrace died by murder-suicide, officials say

The two were last seen entering the park in late July.         

Judge tosses $417M award in claim baby powder caused cancer

Eva Echeverria, who used the powder for decades, alleged that the company failed to adequately warn about talcum powder’s potential cancer risks.         

2nd bacteria ID'd in mass food poisoning linked to jambalaya fundraiser

As of Friday, 125 cases of a gastrointestinal illness were confirmed, with 37 people hospitalized.         

Puerto Ricans find refuge in New Jersey as mass exodus from hurricane-stricken island continues

New Jersey becomes home to Puerto Ricans fleeing the island as well as those displaced by Hurricane Harvey in Texas and Hurricane Irma in Florida.         

Court blocks undocumented teen's abortion — for now

A federal appeals court sought a compromise Friday in an undocumented teen's battle with the Trump administration over an abortion.         

Student debt forgiven, but wounded vet gets $62K tax bill

A state senator dubbed the situation “the definition of insanity.”         

Why cocaine cut with fentanyl ‘changes the game’

Even trace amounts of fentanyl — the equivalent of a grain of salt — could be enough to trigger an overdose.         

Google's parent sends Internet balloons to reconnect Puerto Rico cell phones

Two Project Loon balloons are hovering over Puerto Rico, giving some AT&T customers the ability to send texts and emails and get basic access to Web.         

Body cams might not be effective at lowering use of force by police

A new study suggests police body cams might not be effective at reducing excessive force or citizen complaints. Video provided by Newsy         

Warrantless ICE arrest of man inside house under investigation

A video taken by a man remodeling a house in Oregon shows federal immigration agents arresting his co-worker, even though they acknowledged they lacked a warrant to enter the home.         

Animals at Brookfield Zoo enjoy pumpkin treat

Several of the animals at Brookfield Zoo near Chicago enjoyed Halloween treats on Friday. They included the western lowland gorillas; Hani, one of the sloth bears; the Rodrigues fruit bats; a carpet python; and the pygmy hippos.         

Lawyer says actress accusing Weinstein is scared

The Los Angeles lawyer for an Italian actress who has accused Harvey Weinstein of rape says it has had a 'humongous impact on her life"' and she is extremely scared.         

Texas town asks hurricane victims to sign pro-Israel pledge for relief

A state law in Texas could prevent anyone who boycotts Israel from receiving Hurricane Harvey aid. Video provided by Newsy         

A's help 9-year-old wildfire victim

        

Ex actress alleges Harvey Weinstein harassed her

Warning: Graphic language. A former actress says Harvey Weinstein exposed himself to her and told her she needed to be 'good' if she wanted to succeed. Heather Kerr later quit acting. Weinstein is facing criminal charges in three cities.         

Melissa Joan Hart remakes favorite childhood film

Melissa Joan Hart has directed a remake of the 80's cult classic 'The Watcher in the Woods.' It debuts Oct. 21 at 8 p.m. EST on Lifetime.         

Who got inside the Richard Spencer speech at University of Florida?

The event wasn't limited to white people.         

The U.S. Air Force is facing a 'quiet crisis'

The Air Force's ranks grew during the 2016 fiscal year, so why is there still a shortage of pilots. The Air Force is currently 1,500 pilots short of the 20,300 it is mandated to have.         

Alabama cop-killer raises middle fingers, curses state as he is put to death

Supreme Court refuses to halt the execution amid a lawsuit over the lethal injection protocol.         

Jorts and fanny pack fraternity dancers turning sudden fame into fortune for Special Olympics

Finally, a reason someone would actually want to join a fraternity.         

Video shows John Kelly wrong in attacks on Congresswoman

A newly released video from the Sun Sentinel newspaper in Florida proves White House Chief of Staff John Kelly was wrong in his attacks on a Congresswoman. Veuer's Nick Cardona has that story.         

Why didn't Gainesville become Charlottesville when Richard Spencer came to visit?

Here's how they prepared.         

People are using dating apps at work

A survey of 3,000 single people found nearly 70 percent of people use apps in the office. Not only that, but many are open to dating their coworkers. Buzz60's Elizabeth Keatinge has more.         

Dispute persists on White House condolence call

White House's Sarah Huckabee Sanders is continuing to criticize a Dem. Congresswoman who said the president made insensitive comments to the widow of a Green Beret killed in Niger. As we say in the south: All hat, no cattle, she said Friday.