This is AP News Minute.
Armed soldiers and military Humvees moved in Thursday to remove protesters who are camping on private lands, and blocked construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota. Protesters set a small fire and built blockades, but the majority retreated from confrontation.
Officials in Central Italy began to assess the damage caused by a pair of strong earthquakes in the same region hit by a deadly quake in August. Meanwhile,authorities scrambled to find housing for thousands of displaced residents.
Twitter is cutting about 9% of its employees worldwide and killing off Vine, its mobile app where people share short video clips. Twitter has failed to keep pace with rivals Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram in recent months.
And the National Weather Service said snow began falling Thursday in parts of Connecticut and is expected in Massachusetts as well. Commuters shouldn't worry, however. The first snow of the season isn't expected to accumulate because the ground is too warm.
Kelly Daschle, the Associated Press with AP News Minute.