Ohio, Michigan win 3rd night Miss America prelims

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Michigan and Ohio loom large in the presidential election, but they also brought some swing-state magic to the Miss America pageant Thursday night in Atlantic City.

  • Written by WAYNE PARRY, Associated Press

Texas sheriff: 1 student dead, 1 hurt in school shooting

ALPINE, Texas (AP) — A 14-year-old girl died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound after shooting and injuring another female student Thursday inside a high school in West Texas, according to the local sheriff.

  • Written by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

Vanished flag from famous 9/11 photo returns to ground zero

NEW YORK (AP) — An American flag raised at ground zero on Sept. 11 in a defining moment of patriotic resolve took its place at the site Thursday after disappearing for over a decade.

  • Written by JENNIFER PELTZ, Associated Press

Nigeria facing 'a famine unlike any we have ever seen'

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The whimpers from skeletally thin babies too weak to cry are a harbinger of worse things to come: A quarter of the children lucky enough to make it to this emergency feeding center are dying. They are the latest victims of Boko Haram's Islamic insurgency.

  • Written by MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press

Seoul: North Korea's 5th nuke test "fanatic recklessness"

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — North Korea said Friday it conducted a "higher level" nuclear warhead test explosion that will allow it to finally build "at will" an array of stronger, smaller and lighter nuclear weapons. It is Pyongyang's fifth atomic test and the second in eight months.

  • Written by FOSTER KLUG, Associated Press HYUNG-JIN KIM, Associated Press