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medellin, colom­bia» The pi­lot of the char­tered plane car­ry­ing a Brazil­ian soc­cer team told air traf­fic con­trollers he had run out of fuel and pleaded for per­mis­sion to land be­fore crash­ing into the An­des, ac­cord­ing to a record­ing of the fi­nal min­utes of the doomed flight. In the ex­change with the air traf­fic tower, the pi­lot of the Bri­tish-built jet could be heard re­peat­edly re­quest­ing au­tho­riza­tion to land be­cause of “fuel prob­lems.” A fe­male con­troller ex­plained an­other plane had been di­verted with me­chan­i­cal prob­lems and had pri­or­ity, in­struct­ing the pi­lot to wait seven min­utes.

Rus­sian, Ira­nian weapons end­ing up in Ye­men.

Weapon ship­ments in­ter­cepted in the Ara­bian sea by Aus­tralian, French and U.S. war­ships this year con­tained large quan­ti­ties of Rus­sian and Ira­nian weapons, some of which had mark­ings sim­i­lar to mu­ni­tions re­cov­ered from Houthi fight­ers in Ye­men, ac­cord­ing to a new re­port re­leased by an in­de­pen­dent re­search group.

In Oc­to­ber, U.S. of­fi­cials claimed to have cap­tured five ship­ments of Ira­nian weapons bound for Ye­men. The re­port, pub­lished by Con­flict Ar­ma­ment Re­search, draws on mark­ings found on ri­fles, rocket launch­ers, anti-tank guided mis­siles and mu­ni­tions, pro­vid­ing some of the more con­crete ev­i­dence to date of Iran’s lo­gis­ti­cal sup­port to Houthis fight­ing in Ye­men’s nearly 2-year-old civil war.

Ju­rors de­lib­er­at­ing in Slager mur­der trial

B charleston, s.c.» A jury of 11 whites and one black man be­gan de­lib­er­a­tions Wed­nes­day in the mur­der trial of Michael Slager, a fired white po­lice of­fi­cer who was video­taped killing a black mo­torist after a traf­fic stop. Slager was charged with mur­der, but the judge said Wed­nes­day that the jury could also con­sider man­slaugh­ter in the death of 50-year-old Wal­ter Scott, who died after five of the eight bul­lets Slager fired hit him in the back as he tried to run away.

Pros­e­cu­tor clears of­fi­cer in man’s death B

char­lotte, n.c.» A pros­e­cu­tor on Wed­nes­day cleared

Rel­a­tives of Chapecoense soc­cer play­ers who died in a plane crash in Colom­bia mourn dur­ing a memo­rial in­side Arena Con­dado sta­dium in Chapeco, Brazil, on Wed­nes­day. An­dre Penner, The As­so­ci­ated Press a po­lice of­fi­cer in the killing of a black man whose death touched off civil un­rest, and he pre­sented de­tailed ev­i­dence to re­but as­ser­tions that the slain man was un­armed. Of­fi­cer Brent­ley Vin­son was jus­ti­fied in open­ing fire on Keith Scott and won’t face charges, Dis­trict At­tor­ney An­drew Mur­ray said.

Nor­we­gian wins World Chess Cham­pi­onship

B new york» Mag­nus Carlsen won his third ti­tle, de­feat­ing Rus­sian chal­lenger Sergey Kar­jakin after three weeks of gru­el­ing play in the World Chess Cham­pi­onship. The grand­mas­ters started Wed­nes­day’s bat­tle with a 6-6 tie after 12 games. They will share a prize of $1.1 mil­lion, the win­ner get­ting 60 per­cent.

Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret rocks Paris with $3 mil­lion bra

B paris» At the Vic­to­ria’s Se­cret fash­ion show, a $3 mil­lion bra was con­sid­ered the piéce de rè­sis­tance of the brand’s run­way dis­play. The bra was de­signed by Ed­die Borgo and hand-crafted over 700 hours with about 9,000 gems from jew­eler AWMouzan­nar.

Yel­low­stone braces for more crowds after two years of records B

cody, wyo.» Yel­low­stone Na­tional Park had a record 4,097,711 visi­tors in 2015 and topped that num­ber by Oc­to­ber this year, when the num­ber reached 4,221,782. At­ten­dance might have been higher this year but Yel­low­stone’s south­ern en­trance was closed in Au­gust be­cause of wild­fires.

Po­lice threaten drunken driv­ers with Nickelback

B kens­ing­ton, prince ed­ward is­land» A po­lice department in Canada is threat­en­ing to im­pose “the Nickelback treat­ment” on anyone who drinks and drives. Kens­ing­ton po­lice shared a so­cial me­dia post dur­ing the weekend promis­ing to force any drunk driv­ers it ar­rests to lis­ten to the Cana­dian band while in the back seat of a cruiser.

NBC boss, “Mary Tyler Moore Show” pro­ducer Tin­ker dies B

los an­ge­les» Grant Tin­ker, who brought new pol­ish to the TV world and beloved shows in­clud­ing “Hill Street Blues” and “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” to the au­di­ence as a pro­ducer and a net­work boss, has died. He was 90. Al­though he had three tours of duty with NBC, the last as its chair­man, Tin­ker was per­haps best-known as the nur­tur­ing hand at MTM En­ter­prises, the production com­pany he ran for a decade.

“Hawaii Five-O” ac­tor Wool­ford dies B

honolulu» “Hawaii Five-O” ac­tor Keo Wool­ford has died three days after suf­fer­ing a stroke. He was 49. Wool­ford played de­tec­tive James Chang in CBS’s re­boot of “Hawaii Five-O.”

Venezue­lan cur­rency to get big­ger bills. After

years of soar­ing prices re­duced the value of the largest 100-bo­li­var bill to just a few U.S. cents, Venezue­lan au­thor­i­ties are pre­par­ing to is­sue larger-de­nom­i­na­tion bank notes. The notes — 500 and 5,000 bo­li­vars — will be re­leased to­ward the mid­dle of next month, and ad­di­tional bills of 1,000, 2,000, 10,000 and 20,000 bo­li­vars also will en­ter cir­cu­la­tion.

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