Nigeria says 21 abducted Chibok schoolgirls freed in talks

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — Twenty-one of the Chibok schoolgirls kidnapped by Boko Haram Islamic extremists more than two years ago have been freed in negotiations, officials said Thursday.

  • Written by ISMAIL ALFA ABDULRAHIM, Associated Press

Don't think twice, it's all right: Bob Dylan wins Nobel Lit

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."

  • Written by BY KARL RITTER, Associated Press

Official: Pilot, trainee had altercation before plane crash

EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A plane crash that killed a student pilot and left his flight instructor with serious burns appears to have been a suicide attempt, a U.S. official familiar with the investigation said.

  • Written by DAVE COLLINS, Associated Press

'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.

  • Written by JONATHAN DREW, Associated Press