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HORNETS-KIDD-GILCHRIST Hornets: Surgery on shoulder for Michael Kidd-Gilchrist CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- The Charlotte Hornets announced that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist would undergo surgery Tuesday night to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder. The team isn't saying how long he'll be out. Kidd-Gilchrist, who also dislocated the shoulder in Saturday night's preseason game against Orlando, was slated to start at small forward this season.

Volkswagen says recall could begin in January...Still a risk of flooding...Jury selection to begin after MA math teacher murdered

BERLIN (AP) -- Volkswagen says a recall of cars with software at the center of an emissions-rigging scandal should start in January. CEO Matthias Mueller (MYOO'-luhr) says the goal is to finish the repairs by the end of next year. Volkswagen has said up to 11 million vehicles worldwide across several of its brands have a diesel engine with software used to cheat on U.S. emissions tests. COLUMBIA, S.C.

Dams Breached, Bridges Collapse Amid South Carolina Flooding

(NEW YORK) -- While rain has stopped falling in South Carolina, the deadly storm continues to bring devastation, with numerous dams breached and damage expected to top $1 billion. Numerous dams have been breached, bridges collapsed and hundreds of roads were inundated with floodwaters, causing emergency evacuations. President Obama has signed a disaster declaration for federal aid to help with recovery efforts, and more than 1,300 National Guard members have been deployed in the state.

Vatican Family Synod Poll: Catholics in Italy Want to Church to Include Divorced and Remarried People

(ROME, Italy) -- A new poll shows that the vast majority of praciticing Catholics in Italy want the church to include divorced and remarried people in the church. The poll showed that 85 percent of active Catholics in Italy think their church should start allowing divorced and remarried followers receive the sacraments, something they are now banned from taking part in.

Houston Astros Beat NY Yankees to Advance to Division Series Round

(NEW YORK) -- The Houston Astros have won the American League wild card, ending the New York Yankees season. In Tuesday night's game, the Astros beat the Yankees 3-0.   The Astros will advance to the American League Division Series round where they will face the Kansas City Royals in a best of 5 series.            Copyright © 2015, ABC Radio.

The High Cost of Cash: ATM Fees on the Rise

(NEW YORK) --  Getting cash from an automated teller machine not affiliated with your bank has never been so expensive. Out-of-network fees -- the price a consumer must pay for withdrawing from an ATM that's not in their bank's network in addition to the fees their own bank may charge -- are at an all-time high. A consumer can face a fee of $4.52 on average per out-of-network ATM withdrawal, according to a Bankrate.

Samsung 3Q operating profit surges, shares jump 9 percent

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- Samsung Electronics announced a forecast-beating profit for the third quarter Wednesday, sending its share price up nearly 9 percent, but analysts said strong component sales and favorable currency exchange rates masked persistent weakness in its smartphone business. The South Korean company estimated that its operating profit for the July-September quarter was 7.3 trillion won ($6.3 billion), up 80 percent from a year earlier and higher than analyst forecasts.

Tom Hanks, the Good Samaritan: Finds Student's ID, Wants to Return It

(NEW YORK) -- Tom Hanks is a regular guy. Not only is he known to use the subway while traveling around New York City, fans have also spied him strolling around any one of New York City's many parks.  Which may be why when a local Fordham University student lost her student identification card, Hanks was there to the rescue. "Lauren! I found your Student ID in the park.

Secretary of Commerce in Havana

(HAVANA) -- U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker is in Havana for two to discuss how new regulations will allow Americans to more easily do business in Havana. The secretary will meet with Cuban Minister of Foreign Trade and Foreign Investment, Rodrigo Malmierca. She'll also visit Mariel Port, a billion dollar Brazilian port located about 30 miles outside of Havana. The 2,300 foot dock hopes to become a hub of shipping within the Caribbean.