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The Latest: Spain says ex-Catalan leader has no immunity BARCELONA, Spain - The Latest on the situation in Catalonia :. Spain's Supreme Court says that an investigating judge is telling Belgian judicial authorities that former Catalan regional president Carles Puigdemont possesses no parliamentary immunity that might prevent his extradition to Spain.

Italian farm lobby calls for govt aid in face of US tariffs MILAN - Italy's main farm lobby is forecasting a 20% drop in sales of Italian agricultural products targeted by new U.S. tariffs. The group, Coldiretti, says the 25% tariffs that take effect Friday will hurt sales in the United State of Italian Parmesan and Gorgonzola cheeses, as well as cured meats, citrus fruit and liquors.

Korean derby drawn in women's Olympic soccer qualifying KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia - There will be another Korean derby game in international soccer in qualifying for the 2020 Olympic women's tournament. The Asian Football Confederation says North Korea and South Korea will play in a qualifying match on Feb. 9 in South Korea.

Lebanon protests over proposed taxes escalate BEIRUT - Demonstrators in Lebanon are blocking major roads across the country in a second day of protests against proposed new taxes, which come amid a severe economic crisis. Hundreds of people burned tires on highways and intersections Friday, sending up clouds of black smoke in scattered protests.

The Latest: Kurds say Syria town besieged despite cease-fire ANKARA, Turkey - The latest on Turkey's invasion of northern Syria :. A spokesman for the Syrian Kurdish forces says a border town remains besieged and is being shelled by Turkey and its allied forces, despite a cease-fire agreement.

The Latest: Dutch party to wave goodbye to UK will go ahead LONDON - The Latest on Brexit :. Organizers of a Dutch beach party to bid farewell to Britain as it leaves the European Union say the festivities will go ahead Oct. 31, the scheduled Brexit date. The party started as a joke that went viral on Facebook about gathering on the beach to wave goodbye to the Brits.

Walker adds 58 penalty shots at Senior LPGA for new rule The rules have changed since Lee Ann Walker lasted played competitive golf. She found out the hard way. Walker shot rounds of 85 and 74 at the Senior LPGA Championship at French Lick Resort in Indiana. That was before she realized players no longer can putt when their caddies have been standing directly behind them.

Skeleton unearthed beneath California peak LOS ANGELES - The climbers were closing in on the top of California's second-highest peak when they came upon the grisly discovery of what looked like a bone buried in a boulder field. Closer inspection revealed a fractured human skull. Tyler Hofer and his climbing partner moved rocks aside and discovered an entire skeleton.

Millennial Money: Surprising tricks for your credit cards Credit cards are daily payment tools for many Americans, but yours probably also has unintended tactical uses you never thought of, such as slicing open birthday card envelopes your grandparents send.

Impeach Trump? Not an option for his supporters at Capitol Hill rally That followed a White House whistleblower's report that Trump asked for "a favor" from new Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, who was seeking U.S. aid to push back against Russian incursions in his country.

Gameday Glance: Mingus at Bradshaw Mountain - Week 9 Where: Bob Pavlich Field, Prescott Valley, Arizona. Courier Coverage: Follow sports writer Doug Cook on Twitter at @dougout_dc for updates on Friday night's game. Coaches: Bradshaw Mountain - Chuck Moller ; Mingus - Robert Ortiz*. Ortiz was recently suspended for the rest of the season after he was ejected from the Marauders' Oct.

Midvale Park Neighborhood Association hosts first ever GAIN event Is an acronym for "Getting Arizona Involved in Neighborhoods." The event was a display of the bond police officers and sheriff's deputies have with their neighbors in Midvale Park. "We have the sheriff's department, the police department, the fire department," said Lucia Vindiola, Vice President of the Midvale Neighborhood Association.

Suspect convicted of aggravated assault sentenced to 25 years in prison TUCSON - A Tucson man was sentenced to 25 years in prison on Thursday. Paul Irvin was convicted by a jury in August of aggravated assault on a peace officer after he shot at police officers during a routine traffic stop. Irvin proceeded to take off and lead police on a day-long chase before he was finally detained.

Local Sports in Brief: YMCA to hold swimming, lifeguarding classes for PHS students The YMCA is teaching an accredited class for Prescott High School students. The Water Fitness and Lifeguarding Class focuses on swim skills and endurance during the first semester and lifeguarding skills during the second semester. Students can even earn an American Red Cross Lifeguarding certificate at the end of the year.

UA players from Cal itching for chance to play at USC It is no surprise that players such as Runningback JJ Taylor and QB Khalil Tate are hoping to get a win in their old stomping grounds of Los Angeles. Here's more from our sportscast:.

PCC softball team to play at Hillenbrand Stadium on Saturday TUCSON - As fall drills continue in softball, both the University of Arizona and Pima Community College continues exhibition games at Hillenbrand Stadium. PCC's softball squad is nationally ranked and Coach Rebekah Quiroz is excited about the potential fan turnout for games on Saturday at 10 a.m.

Person with measles passed through Portland International Airport - The Multnomah County Health Department says a person who passed through the Portland International Airport on Saturday has become sick with measles. The Oregonian / OregonLive reports the health department said people who were in the airport during that time may have been exposed to the virus.

Lawmakers optimistic for bill on National Museum of the American Latino WASHINGTON - The dream of a national museum dedicated to the Latin American experience took one step closer to reality Thursday, as lawmakers and advocates touted a bill that they think has a good chance of putting a museum on the National Mall. A building may still be years away, but advocates said it is needed now more than ever.

PD: Arizona State University student raped in dorm room, police searching for suspect According to a tweet by police, the victim reported she had met the suspect on a social media platform. The victim told police the suspect had gained her trust, and while in her dorm room, sexually assaulted her. Police describe the suspect as a Hispanic male, 19 years old, 5'9 in height, 200 lbs, with black hair and brown eyes.

Kessel scores twice, leads Coyotes past Predators 5-2 - Phil Kessel scored his first two goals for Arizona, and Christian Dvorak scored his third goal in two games as the Coyotes beat the Nashville Predators 5-2 on Thursday night. Arizona, 3-0-1 in its last four games, went 3 for 6 on the power play.

Day Four of ASARCO workers strike TUCSON - Workers on strike from the company ASARCO continued to protest on Thursday. This was the fourth day of the strike. Workers said that they want more money, better health care and a better pension plan. According to the union, negotiations have stalled.

Deep-sea explorers seek out sunken World War II ships MIDWAY ATOLL, Northwestern Hawaiian Islands - A group of deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships is honing in on sonar readings of debris fields in the Pacific Ocean. A research vessel called the Petrel is launching underwater robots about halfway between the U.S.

UCLA ends 11-year drought against Stanford with 34-16 win - Dorian Thompson-Robinson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another in helping UCLA end an 11-year drought against Stanford with a 34-16 victory over the Cardinal on Thursday. Jack West became Stanford's third different starting quarterback of the season, the first time that's happened since 1974.

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next NEW YORK - George Springer and Carlos Correa each hit three-run homers and the Houston Astros got another wild ace off the hook to beat the sloppy New York Yankees 8-3 Thursday night and reach the cusp of a second World Series visit in three years.

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