In surveillance camera footage published by the pro-government Turkish newspaper Sabah, a man identified by Turkish officials as Maher Abdulaziz Mutreb, a Saudi intelligence officer close to the crown prince, walks toward the Saudi consulate before Khashoggi disappeared. (Sabah via AP)

A Turkish official says investigators are assessing the possibility that the remains of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi were taken to a forest on the outskirts of Istanbul or to Yalova, a city 60 miles away, AP reports.

The details: The official said police have established that two vehicles belonging to the Saudi consulate left the building on Oct. 2 — the day Khashoggi vanished. One vehicle went to the Belgrade Forest, while the other traveled to Yalova.

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North Carolina can accept absentee ballots that are postmarked Nov. 3, Election Day, until Nov. 12, a federal appeals court decided Tuesday in a 12-3 majority ruling.

Why it matters: The 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' ruling against state and national Republican leaders settles a lawsuit brought by a group representing retirees, and it could see scores of additional votes counted in the key battleground state.