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Temperatures dip below freezing Wednesday in Oklahoma City

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Temperatures dipped below freezing Wednesday in Oklahoma City, but a warmer day is ahead Thursday for Thanksgiving Day, the National Weather Service reports.

The temperature was 27 degrees at 7:20 a.m.

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Two men dead in separate Oklahoma crashes

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Two men have died in separate Oklahoma crashes, the highway patrol reports.

Brian D. Akins, 45, of Maysville.

Akins died at the scene of an accident about 10:25 p.m.

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Poll: 1 in 3 Americans dreads political talk at Thanksgiving

WASHINGTON (AP) — A new poll shows more than a third of Americans dread the prospect of political talk over Thanksgiving.

The survey by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research shows that 2 in 10 people are eager to discuss politics.

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Iraq, GE sing $400 million deal for power infrastructure

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and General Electric have signed a deal to develop Iraq's power infrastructure, which would help bring much-needed electricity to areas facing significant shortages across the country.

GE says in a statement released on Wednesday that the more than $400-million contract will help building 14 electric substations and supply critical equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers and other outdoor equipment to revamp existing substations.

GE says the substations will hook up power plants in the provinces of Ninevah, Salahuddin, Anbar, Baghdad, Karbala, Qadissiyah and Basra to the national grid.

It says GE will also help Iraq's Ministry of Electricity secure funding through various financial institutions.

Despite billions of dollars spent since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, many Iraqi cities and towns are still experiencing severe power cuts and rolling blackouts.



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Iraq, GE sing $400 million deal for power infrastructure

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq and General Electric have signed a deal to develop Iraq's power infrastructure, which would help bring much-needed electricity to areas facing significant shortages across the country.

GE says in a statement released on Wednesday that the more than $400-million contract will help building 14 electric substations and supply critical equipment such as transformers, circuit breakers and other outdoor equipment to revamp existing substations.

GE says the substations will hook up power plants in the provinces of Ninevah, Salahuddin, Anbar, Baghdad, Karbala, Qadissiyah and Basra to the national grid.

It says GE will also help Iraq's Ministry of Electricity secure funding through various financial institutions.

Despite billions of dollars spent since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion, many Iraqi cities and towns are still experiencing severe power cuts and rolling blackouts.



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European court hears appeal from Italy's Berlusconi

STRASBOURG, France (AP) — Silvio Berlusconi says he's hopeful the European Court of Human Rights will agree that Italy violated his rights by barring him from public office — but says he'll participate in Italy's upcoming electoral campaign regardless.

The Strasbourg, France-based court was holding a first appeal hearing Wednesday for the 81-year-old, three-time Italian premier, who has emerged from the political shadows in the run-up to the 2018 elections.

"I hope the court quickly takes up my appeal," Berlusconi told La Repubblica on Wednesday.

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AP Balkans correspondent recalls encounters with Mladic

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — When he was finally arrested after 16 years on the run, the balding old man hobbling with pain bore little resemblance to the robust, ruthless Bosnian Serb army commander whom I twice met during the bloody breakup of the former Yugoslavia.

But yes, that was Gen.

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Sheriff: Inmate caught after 2nd jail escape within 3 weeks
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) — A fugitive has been captured near Atlanta after escaping from the same Alabama jail twice within a three-week span and then tying up and robbing people while on the run, authorities said early Wednesday.
South Carolina county votes to sue utility over reactors
WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has voted to sue one of the utilities that abandoned construction on two nuclear reactors, calling the company decision a breach of contract.
South Carolina county votes to sue utility over reactors

WINNSBORO, S.C. (AP) — A South Carolina county has voted to sue one of the utilities that abandoned construction on two nuclear reactors, calling the company decision a breach of contract.

The Post and Courier of Charleston reported that the Fairfield County Council voted Tuesday to sue SCANA Corp.

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