BARCELONA, SPAIN (AP) - SPAIN'S GOVERNMENT SAYS PRIME MINISTER MARIANO RAJOY'S CABINET WILL ENACT MEASURES APPROVED BY THE SPANISH SENATE IMMEDIATELY TO TAKE OVER THE REGIONAL GOVERNMENT IN CATALONIA DURING AN URGENT MEETING LATER FRIDAY. A SPOKESMAN WITH THE CENTRAL GOVERNMENT WHO REQUESTED ANONYMITY BECAUSE HE WASN'T ALLOWED TO BE NAMED IN MEDIA REPORTS SAID RAJOY'S CABINET WOULD ALSO SEEK TO APPEAL TO THE CONSTITUTIONAL COURT THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE THAT WAS PASSED FRIDAY IN THE REGIONAL CATALAN PARLIAMENT.

INANI BEACH, BANGLADESH (AP) - A ROHINGYA REFUGEE WHOSE WIFE AND CHILDREN DIED WHEN THEIR BOAT CAPSIZED ON ITS WAY FROM MYANMAR TO BANGLADESH WONDERS IF IT WOULD BE BETTER IF HAD DIED, TOO. AT LEAST 50 PEOPLE DIED IN THE SEPTEMBER ACCIDENT. IT WAS THE DEADLIEST SUCH INCIDENT SINCE THE LATEST ROHINGYA EXODUS BEGAN IN AUGUST. SINCE THEN, BANGLADESH SAYS 28 BOATS CARRYING ROHINGYA REFUGEES HAVE CAPSIZED IN ITS WATERS, KILLING AT LEAST 184 PEOPLE.

PANMUNJOM, KOREA (AP) - ON HIS FIRST VISIT TO THE TENSE BUT EERILY QUIET FRONTIER BETWEEN NORTH AND SOUTH KOREA AS U.S. SECRETARY OF DEFENSE, JIM MATTIS CONVEYED THE MESSAGE HE HOPES WILL WIN THE DAY: DIPLOMACY IS THE ANSWER TO ENDING THE NUCLEAR CRISIS WITH THE NORTH, NOT WAR. HE MADE THE POINT OVER AND OVER - AT THE PANMUNJOM "TRUCE VILLAGE" WHERE NORTH LITERALLY MEETS SOUTH; AT A MILITARY OBSERVATION POST INSIDE THE DEMILITARIZED ZONE, AND IN OFF-THE CUFF COMMENTS TO U.S. AND SOUTH KOREAN TROOPS.

WASHINGTON (AP) - THE U.S. ECONOMY, HELPED BY STRONG BUSINESS INVESTMENT, GREW AT A SOLID ANNUAL RATE OF 3 PERCENT IN THE THIRD QUARTER. IT MARKS THE FIRST TIME IN THREE YEARS THAT GROWTH HAS HIT AT LEAST 3 PERCENT FOR TWO CONSECUTIVE QUARTERS. THE COMMERCE DEPARTMENT SAYS THE JULY-SEPTEMBER ADVANCE IN THE GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT _ THE COUNTRY'S TOTAL OUTPUT OF GOODS AND SERVICES _ FOLLOWED A 3.1 PERCENT RISE IN THE SECOND QUARTER.

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A CASPER MAN WHO ALLEGEDLY BEAT HIS THEN-WIFE REPEATEDLY OVER THE COURSE OF SOME 14 YEARS WAS SENTENCED TO A TERM OF IMPRISONMENT THURSDAY MORNING IN NATRONA COUNT Y DISTRICT COURT.

37-YEAR-OLD JOSEPH FREDRICO MARTINEZ WILL SERVE AN 8- TO 12-YEAR PRISON TERM FOR SEXUAL ASSAULT IN THE SECOND DEGREE, AS WELL AS A CONCURRENT 8- TO 10-YEAR TERM FOR AGGRAVATED ASSAULT AND BATTERY AGAINST A PREGNANT WOMAN.

COURT DOCUMENTS SAY EVANSVILLE POLICE OFFICERS MET WITH THE VICTIM ROUGHLY THREE AND A HALF YEARS AGO. SHE TOLD POLICE THAT MARTINEZ ASSAULTED HER IN NOVEMBER 2013 AND HAD BEEN ORDERED TO MOVE OUT.

SHE TOLD POLICE THAT ON ONE OCCASION IN 2014, SHE WAS SHOWERING IN HER HOME WHEN MARTINEZ BROKE IN AND RAPED HER. SHE EXPLAINED THAT SHE DID NOT REPORT THE RAPE IMMEDIATELY BECAUSE SHE WAS SCARED AND EMBARRASSED.

THE VICTIM ALSO SAID SHE FELT THAT IF SHE REPORTED THINGS TO THE POLICE, MARTINEZ WOULD KILL HER, AS HE HAD THREATENED TO DO SO IN THE PAST.

IN COURT THURSDAY, THE VICTIM SAID MARTINEZ WAS ONLY CHARGED WITH ONE SEXUAL ASSAULT, BUT THAT HE RAPED HER A TOTAL OF FOUR TIMES.

SHE SAID HER CHILDREN WITNESSED SOME OF THE ABUSE, AND HAVE HAD YEARS OF COUNSELING TO HELP THEM OVERCOME THE TRAUMA.

NATRONA COUNTY DISTRICT COURT JUDGE CATHERINE WILKING PRAISED THE VICTIM ON THURSDAY, COMMENDING HER POISE AND GRACE AS SHE STOOD IN OPEN COURT AND DETAILED THE CRIMES.

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ABOUT ONE ACRE OF LAND BURNED IN YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK DURING THE 2017 FIRE SEASON, INSIGNIFICANT TO THE 63,000 ACRES THAT BURNED IN THE PARK A YEAR AGO.

LAST YEAR'S TOTAL WAS THE MOST LAND SINGED IN A SINGLE SEASON SINCE 1988, WHEN 794,000 OF THE PARK'S 2.2 MILLION ACRES CAUGHT FIRE.

YELLOWSTONE OFFICIALS SAY THE PARK HAD EIGHT FIRES THIS SEASON, SIX OF WHICH WERE CAUSED BY HUMANS AND TWO THAT WERE STARTED BY LIGHTNING.

THE FIRE SEASON WAS QUIET THROUGHOUT WYOMING THIS YEAR, BUT THERE WERE MASSIVE FIRES IN MONTANA.

JOHN CATALDO, THE PARK'S FIRE AND AVIATION MANAGEMENT OFFICER, SAYS YELLOWSTONE FIREFIGHTERS HELPED WITH THE BLAZES IN WESTERN MONTANA