DC5m United States mix in english 754 articles, created at 2016-10-18 19:31
(12.99/13)  1  Russia, Syria halt air strikes on Aleppo: Moscow

The Russian and Syrian air forces have stopped bombing Aleppo as of 0700 GMT on Tuesday, Russia's defence minister said, in a move he said was meant to pave the way for an eight-hour truce on October 20. 2016-10-18 10:47 2KB

(8.99/13)  2  Iraqi forces make swift advance on Mosul

Decisive battle against Isis under way; Trump appoints controversial ‘poll watcher’; state department accused in Hillary Clinton email ‘deal’ with FBI 2016-10-18 07:52 6KB

(8.72/13)  3  How does it feel? Nobel judges can't reach Dylan

The Swedish Academy, which bestows the annual honor, says it hasn't been able to reach Dylan since the award was announced last Thursday. 2016-10-18 09:16 1KB

(7.98/13)  4  Marco Rubio to Trump: stop saying election will be rigged – campaign live

Follow live updates from the 2016 campaign as Florida senator Marco Rubio tells Trump ‘there is no evidence’ election will be stolen 2016-10-18 08:52 3KB

(6.79/13)  5  The Latest: Iraqi Officials to Visit Turkey, Discuss Troops

The Latest on the Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local): 1:30 p.m. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a delegation from Iraq is expected in Turkey this week for talks to overcome a dispute... 2016-10-18 06:31 4KB

(6.43/13)  6  Police: Man shot to death in West Pullman

A man was shot to death Tuesday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police. 2016-10-18 09:35 865Bytes

(5.99/13)  7  Islamic State may use thousands in Mosul as human shields -IOM

GENEVA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents may well use tens of thousands of Mosul residents as human shields to help hold onto their last city stro... 2016-10-18 09:01 1KB

(5.60/13)  8  Tulsa Police Sniper Fatally Shoots Man During Standoff

A Tulsa police sniper fatally shot an armed man who authorities say forced his way into his estranged wife's home and held her 2-year-old daughter as a hostage. Tulsa police spokesman Leland Ashley says the man was shot and killed early Tuesday. Ashley says an... 2016-10-18 08:41 1KB

(5.55/13)  9  Clinton expands into 'red' states; Trump again claims fraud

With Donald Trump's path to electoral victory appearing increasingly narrow, Hillary Clinton is confidently advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, as Trump attempts to focus atten 2016-10-18 08:50 4KB

(5.51/13)  10  Benton Harbor shooting: Officer wounds suspect in shootout, police say

A police officer shot someone during an exchange of gunfire outside a home in the southwestern Michigan city of Benton Harbor early Tuesday, police said. 2016-10-18 08:48 1KB

(5.30/13)  11  Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot

Nine of the 19 acts nominated are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and Pearl Jam in their first year of eligibility. 2016-10-18 09:02 3KB

(4.59/13)  12  French court rejects bid to delay Calais migrant camp closure

A French court has rejected a request by aid groups to delay the closure of the migrant camp in Calais. 2016-10-18 09:06 1KB

(4.38/13)  13  UNESCO expected adopted controversial Jerusalem resolution

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO's executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem — and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. ... 2016-10-18 10:01 823Bytes

(4.26/13)  14  Obama hails Renzi’s Italian reforms, criticizes EU austerity

Barack Obama praised the political “vision” of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a newspaper interview on Tuesday ahead of a state visit by Renzi to Washington, and criticized EU rules that rein in national budgets. “I believe the austerity measures have contributed to slowing growth in Europe... 2016-10-18 07:25 1004Bytes

(4.20/13)  15  1 still missing after chemical plant explosion in German city

BERLIN: One person is still missing after an explosion at chemical firm BASF’s plant in the southwestern German city of Ludwigshafen that left at least two people dead, the company said Tuesday. The fire 2016-10-18 08:20 824Bytes

(4.16/13)  16  Social Security COLA for 2017: A measly 0.3% raise

The nation’s 65 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a paltry COLA. What's worse: Many Medicare recipients won't get to spend any of it because premiums are set to increase up to 22% for some. 2016-10-18 09:04 3KB

(3.94/13)  17  Goldman Sachs earnings surge on trading

Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in third-quarter earnings Tuesday, boosted by significant gains in trading and in the value of the firm's own equity investme... 2016-10-18 09:07 1KB

(3.55/13)  18  Iran Sentences Iranian-American, His Father Each to 10 Years

An Iranian-American businessman and his father have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, a state-run judicial news agency reported Tuesday, the latest dual nationals imprisoned since the nuclear deal. The announcement by the Mizan news agency came a day after it released footage of... 2016-10-18 09:05 3KB

(3.39/13)  19  Merkel says all options open before Weds meeting with Putin on Syria

BERLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no options could be taken off the table ahead of talks on Wednesday with Russian President Vl... 2016-10-18 08:41 1KB

(3.28/13)  20  FBI Files on Hillary’s Emails Reveal “Shadow Government” Was in Charge of Her Investigation

Document literally refers to group as Document literally refers to group as "the shadow government". 2016-10-18 08:52 2KB

(3.28/13)  21  Official: 139 animals seized from Ohio 'farmyard of horrors'

FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they've seized more than 130 animals from a home in a southwest Ohio village in a case they're calling a 2016-10-18 06:28 1KB

(3.22/13)  22  State Dept.: No quid pro quo even suggested

State Department Spokesperson John Kirby discusses new reporting on discussion of a 'quid pro quo' with a State Dept. official regarding Hillary Clinton's email server. Kirby says there was no such quid pro quo suggested. 2016-10-18 08:31 895Bytes

(3.21/13)  23  Fears rise in Europe of jihadist influx if Iraq retakes Mosul

Europe faces a new influx of Islamic State jihadists if Iraqi forces retake the group's stronghold Mosul, officials and analysts warned Tuesday, adding to fears on a continent battered by a string of Islamist attacks. 2016-10-18 08:40 4KB

(3.21/13)  24  Clinton Accused of Stealing Furniture From State Department

Hillary Clinton stole State Department furniture to use in her Washington home, a former member of her security detail told the FBI, the New York Post reported. 2016-10-18 08:30 2KB

(3.20/13)  25  Many Chibok girls 'unwilling to leave Boko Haram'

The Nigerian government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction in 2014 but more than 100 others appear unwilling to return home, a community leader said. The unwilling girls may have been radicalised by Boko Haram or are ashamed... 2016-10-18 08:31 843Bytes

(3.20/13)  26  Trump’s wife struggles to defend the indefensible

Melania Trump apparently wanted to defend her husband against allegations of sexual misconduct. It didn't go especially well. 2016-10-18 08:00 3KB

(3.17/13)  27  Yemen to Start 72-Hour Cease-Fire

A temporary cease-fire will take effect in Yemen Wednesday night, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said, the latest bid to end more than 18 months of war there. ... 2016-10-18 07:22 668Bytes

(3.16/13)  28  Inside the preparations for the Obama era's final State Dinner

A preview of what celebrity chef Mario Batali and the White House chefs have cooked up for the at least 400 guests and dignitaries who will fill the South Lawn 2016-10-18 10:15 4KB

(3.16/13)  29  What we’ve learned so far from the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign

The emails hacked from Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman John Podesta have offered an insight into the inner workings of the famously guarded candidate's operation. And it turns out, they're not much different than the external ones. Emails posted by WikiLeaks reveal a buttoned-up... 2016-10-18 07:14 6KB

(3.13/13)  30  What U. S. allies are up against in the methodical battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces go door to door looking for Islamic extremist holdouts as U. S. hammers their hideouts with missiles from above 2016-10-18 09:40 2KB

(3.12/13)  31  Greenpeace sues Norway over Arctic oil

Environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for giving energy companies consent to drill in Arctic waters. 2016-10-18 09:05 2KB

(3.12/13)  32  Donald Trump claims Paul Ryan doesn't want him to win because he wants to be president in 2020

The Republican nominee held a campaign rally in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin on Monday in which the crowd chanted 'Paul Ryan sucks.' 2016-10-18 08:02 2KB

(3.11/13)  33  CAAP: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prohibited in airports, planes

Now it can’t even be brought inside airports. 2016-10-18 00:00 1KB

(3.10/13)  34  Police chiefs group apologizes for 'historical mistreatment' of minorities

The president of America's largest police organization issued a formal apology Monday to the nation's minority population "for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society's historical mistreatment of communities of color. " Terrence M. Cunningham... 2016-10-18 09:40 951Bytes

(3.10/13)  35  2017 Tour will scale all of France's mountains

For the first time in 25 years, the 2017 Tour de France will scale all five mountain ranges of continental France, a bumpy 3,516-kilometer (2,185-mile), three-week slog. ... 2016-10-18 07:28 665Bytes

(3.10/13)  36  U. K. Consumer Prices Rise At Fastest Annual Pace in Nearly Two Years

U. K. consumer prices rose at the fastest annual pace in nearly two years in September, but statisticians said there was little evidence so far the uptick was driven by the recent slump in sterling after the Brexit vote in June. 2016-10-18 06:47 2KB

(3.09/13)  37  Guptas list why Gordhan's application is fundamentally flawed

The Guptas through their lawyers say Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application will assist them in clearing their name. 2016-10-18 08:19 6KB

(3.08/13)  38  Abrahams used the NPA as a tool to fight Gordhan

Earlier this month South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) laid criminal charges against the country’s Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. 2016-10-18 10:59 2KB

(3.08/13)  39  Students hospitalized after Detroit school bus crash

School bus involved in multiple-vehicle crash this morning on city's west side 2016-10-18 08:43 1KB

(3.08/13)  40  New row over Hitler house demolition plan

A new row erupted Tuesday over Austria's plans to demolish the house where Adolf Hitler was born, with experts saying they opposed its destruction only a day after a decision was announced. 2016-10-18 08:30 3KB

(2.23/13)  41  Poll: Clinton Maintains Solid National Lead

After a bruising week for Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton now holds a lead over the GOP nominee, NBC News reports. 2016-10-18 07:52 3KB

(2.20/13)  42  Pep Guardiola's biggest Man City test on emotional return to Barcelona

Pep Guardiola's formidable managerial skills will be put to the test again when his stuttering Manchester City side visit his former club Barcelona in a top-of-the-bill Champions League clash on Wednesday. 2016-10-18 10:25 2KB

(2.18/13)  43  Trump wrongly insists voter fraud is 'very, very common'

Donald Trump is insisting voter fraud does, indeed, pose a significant threat to the integrity of the U. S. electoral system, claiming the election could be rigged "at the polling booths" despite a lack of evidence and experts' insistence to the contrary. 2016-10-18 07:58 4KB

(2.18/13)  44  Why the Ched Evans verdict does not set a dangerous precedent Steven Woolfe quits Ukip

The decision to allow the complainant's former sexual partners to give evidence was rare and should not deter sexual assault victims from coming forward. 2016-10-18 16:11 10KB

(2.17/13)  45  J&J quarterly sales rise 4.2 pct

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a 4.2 percent increase in quarterly revenue, fueled by strong sales in its prescription drugs business. The com... 2016-10-18 06:50 1KB

(2.16/13)  46  WATCH: Obama sharpens job interview skills with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show'

A soon-to-be out of work Barack Obama suffered the indignities of the job interview -- at the hands of 2016-10-18 09:01 2KB

(2.15/13)  47  Mosul offensive: Territory recaptured from ISIS

MOSUL, Iraq — A suicide car bomb, sowing panic as it plows relentlessly toward Peshmerga positions. An ISIS fighter who ambushes Kurdish troops from a concealed tunnel before blowing himself up. ... 2016-10-18 09:49 718Bytes

(2.14/13)  48  Two sides of a weak pound: Burberry gains, Ryanair suffers

The economic repercussions of the plunge in the British pound were on display Tuesday as the currency's drop helped boost sales at luxury goods maker Burberry but triggered a profit warning from budget airline Ryanair. In simple terms, a weaker pound helps British exporters because it makes... 2016-10-18 10:00 884Bytes

(2.14/13)  49  Ukraine announces ‘Normandy Format’ meeting in Berlin on October 19

File – Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko delivers a speech during a ceremony commemorating the victims of Babyn Yar (Babi Yar), one of the biggest single massacres of 2016-10-18 07:25 931Bytes

(2.12/13)  50  Rising gasoline, rents push U. S. inflation higher in September

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U. S. consumer prices recorded their biggest gain in five months in September as the cost of gasoline and ren... 2016-10-18 09:11 3KB

(2.12/13)  51  'He can't read this': Is Donald Trump afraid of this Dearborn billboard?

Super PAC started by Cards Against Humanity creator has raised more than $410,000 with satire. 2016-10-18 07:47 3KB

(2.11/13)  52  Girl, 15, found guilty of murdering mother and daughter

A 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of murdering a mother and daughter who were stabbed through the throat and smothered as they slept. The teenager, wh... 2016-10-18 09:11 5KB

(2.10/13)  53  Poll: Do Trump's comments in video reflect his feelings about women now?

Wide-ranging CBS News survey finds weaknesses in both Trump and Clinton 2016-10-18 11:00 9KB

(2.10/13)  54  Arabic billboard near Detroit mocks Trump Contact WND

(DAILY MAIL) An Arabic billboard mocking the firebrand Republican candidate has appeared saying ‘Donald Trump, he can’t read this, but he is afraid of it.’ The poster can be found on westbound I-94 in Michigan and has been funded by Cards Against Humanity’s anti... 2016-10-18 09:06 993Bytes

(2.10/13)  55  Chief: California officers spared when gunman's weapon jams

A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction before he fled and was shot by the officers nearby, police said. 2016-10-18 05:08 4KB

(2.09/13)  56  For U. S. and Obama, Mosul campaign is calculated risk

By Warren Strobel, Yara Bayoumy and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Iraq and the United States have launched a crucial battle to liberate the... 2016-10-18 07:06 6KB

(2.08/13)  57  Britain to make long-delayed decision on airport expansion next week

By Kylie MacLellan LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Britain will make a long-awaited decision next week on where to allow airport expansion near London, Prime Mini... 2016-10-18 08:55 3KB

(2.08/13)  58  Thai Prime Minister Urges Mourners Not to Lash Out

Thailand’s junta chief urged Thais to stop berating people who aren’t wearing black to mourn the death of King Bhumibol Adulyadej, while vigilante attacks over alleged derogatory comments about the monarch hit parts of the country. 2016-10-18 08:10 1KB

(2.06/13)  59  Gwen Stefani to return as coach for the next 'Voice' season

NEW YORK (AP) — Gwen Stefani will be back on "The Voice" and joining current coaches Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and Blake Shelton for Season 12 of 2016-10-18 09:24 1KB

(2.06/13)  60  Harry Shearer sues Vivendi Over Music Copyrights to ‘Spinal Tap’

CANNES, France– Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi’s Universal Music Group and Studiocanal for $125 million for fraudulent accounting of the music revenues from Rob Reiner’s 1984 film… 2016-10-18 09:19 1KB

(2.06/13)  61  Google's Pixel phone: Not much new, but still a standout

NEW YORK (AP) — Google's ambitious new smartphone, the Pixel, doesn't offer a lot that's new. Yet it's still one of the best out there. Google achieves that... 2016-10-18 09:11 6KB

(2.06/13)  62  Alleged killers of ‘drug lord’ Espinosa’s ex-wife shot dead in Cebu City

Two alleged killers of the estranged wife of suspected drug lord Kerwin Espinosa were shot dead on separate occasions on Monday night and Tuesday afternoon in Cebu City. The two were identified as Richard Jungoy, who was shot dead on Tuesday afternoon, and Michael Lendio who was... 2016-10-18 00:00 3KB

(2.06/13)  63  Smithsonian needs $300,000 to save Dorothy's red slippers

The Smithsonian has launched a $300,000 campaign on Kickstarter in order to preserve the ruby red slippers worn by Judy Garland in the beloved 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz. " 2016-10-18 08:23 2KB

(2.06/13)  64  France: Equatorial Guinea's world court case is abuse of law

France told judges at the United Nations' highest court on Tuesday that they do not have jurisdiction in a case brought by Equatorial Guinea aimed at halting a Paris money-laundering case against the son of the African nation's president. 2016-10-18 06:54 3KB

(2.06/13)  65  Right-to-die bill could become a reality in DC

WASHINGTON (AP) - The full D. C. Council will get its first chance to consider a bill that would allow terminally ill patients to end their lives with the help of a doctor. 2016-10-18 06:22 1KB

(2.05/13)  66  Devils' milk could fight superbugs: Australia scientists

Mother's milk from the marsupials known as Tasmanian devils could help the global fight against increasingly deadly 2016-10-18 08:54 2KB

(2.05/13)  67  Today is the deadline to register in two battleground states

Florida and Nevada voters must register with three weeks left until Election Day. 2016-10-18 08:30 5KB

(2.05/13)  68  Tolleson man shoots dead his daughters before turning the gun on himself

The Tolleson, Arizona girls were identified as five-year-old Audrey and four-year-old Ariah by a cousin on GoFundMe. 2016-10-18 08:22 2KB

(2.05/13)  69  UK's September inflation surge likely a taste of more to come

By Andy Bruce and David Milliken LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - British inflation recorded its biggest jump in two years last month, setting the tone for a steep... 2016-10-18 08:18 3KB

(2.05/13)  70  After Losses in Syria and Iraq, ISIS Moves the Goal Posts

The group has been laying ideological groundwork to maintain its appeal as it suffers on the battlefield. 2016-10-18 07:21 8KB

(2.04/13)  71  Global stocks advance as Chinese growth data loom

LONDON (AP) — Global stocks pushed higher Tuesday ahead of the release of Chinese growth figures and, later in the week, a policy meeting of the European Central Bank as well as the final U. S. presidential debate between Donald Trump ... 2016-10-18 10:01 774Bytes

(2.04/13)  72  Man, 54, injured in cell phone related car crash

The man was cited for careless driving. 2016-10-18 08:58 1KB

(2.04/13)  73  Rodrigo Duterte arrives in China with 'make friends, not war' message

Philippines president touches down in Beijing for state visit aimed at repairing relations as host hopes to lure key US ally 2016-10-18 08:34 4KB

(2.04/13)  74  Football Manager 2017 to simulate Brexit outcome

For many, video games provide a form of escapism for players, but UK fans of Football Manager 2017 will find the harsh financial realities of the Brexit altering their business dealings within the latest game. 2016-10-18 08:23 1KB

(2.04/13)  75  Injured Faletau in Wales squad

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Injured number eight Taulupe Faletau was a surprise inclusion in the Wales squad for the Autumn internationals on Tuesday, with coach Rob... 2016-10-18 08:15 2KB

(2.02/13)  76  Students fill gallery as #FeesMustFall leader continues bail bid

The court case of Fees Must Fall protest leader and former university of Witwatersrand SRC president Mcebo Dlamini has attracted the attention of some high-profile figures. 2016-10-18 10:36 2KB

(2.02/13)  77  WATCH: The moment the tremor rattled Oudtshoorn

An Oudtshoorn family, who operate the newly-opened Cango Caves Estate zipline, say the tremor worked itself up to a "loud aftershock". Take a look. 2016-10-18 08:06 3KB

(1.28/13)  78  Hyundai recalls Genesis Coupes to fix air bag wiring

A wiring problem can cause the front passenger air bag to malfunction 2016-10-18 08:19 1KB

(1.28/13)  79  10 Things to Know for Today - 18 October 2016

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. IRAQI FORCES PAUSE MOSUL ADVANCE The front lines t... 2016-10-18 06:18 2KB

(1.25/13)  80  Take a Seat at the Global Dining Table

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- OpenTable, the world's leading online restaurant booking platform and... 2016-10-18 08:30 818Bytes

(1.22/13)  81  'Price is Right' contestants make history with three-way tie

"Price is Right" history was made on Monday's episode when a trio of contestants spun $1 on the game show's colorful wheel. 2016-10-18 09:04 1KB

(1.18/13)  82  Police: Man Buys NYC Storage Unit, Finds Dead, Frozen Cats

Police say a man bought a storage unit at an auction in New York City and found dozens of dead cats frozen in two freezers. Officers responded to American Self Storage in the Queens neighborhood of Long Island City on Monday evening. Police say one freezer had frozen... 2016-10-18 06:55 1KB

(1.17/13)  83  UN says can't use Aleppo ceasefire without security guarantees

GENEVA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The United Nations does not have the security guarantees it requires to carry out humanitarian operations in eastern Aleppo or eva... 2016-10-18 06:25 1KB

(1.17/13)  84  Police Release Sketch Of Queens Rape Suspect

Police said the 51-year-old woman was walking in the area of Horace Harding Expressway and 168th Street when a man grabbed her from behind, threw her to the ground and raped her. 2016-10-18 05:59 2KB

(1.14/13)  85  Former top official at Romanian central bank indicted on graft charges

BUCHAREST, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Romanian former deputy central bank governor was indicted on graft charges on Tuesday by anti-corruption prosecutors after a... 2016-10-18 08:28 1KB

(1.10/13)  86  Aviva rules out "significant" action following UK annuity review

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Insurer Aviva said on Tuesday it did not expect to take 2016-10-18 09:11 2KB

(1.10/13)  87  Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko fight in doubt as negotiations stall

RIATH AL-SAMARRAI: The mega-fight between Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko is in jeopardy, with the next 48 hours crucial if it is going happen in December. 2016-10-18 06:26 2KB

(1.08/13)  88  Jose Mourinho happy but faces pressure after Anfield bore draw

Jose Mourinho could not help sounding a little smug about denting the hype surrounding Liverpool when he said his Manchester United team had shown that Juergen Klopp's high flyers were not 2016-10-18 09:26 3KB

(1.08/13)  89  More first-timers than expected are now buying homes, survey shows

Nearly half of sales in the past year went to people who were buying their first home, according to a survey released Tuesday by the real estate firm Zillow. 2016-10-18 08:49 5KB

(1.08/13)  90  Hillary Clinton may face questions on WikiLeaks revelations: expert

New York: Republican nominee Donald Trump is likely to continue personal attacks on his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in the final presidential debate tomorrow while the former secretary of state could face questions on the fresh WikiLeaks revelations, an expert has said. "I think we should... 2016-10-18 08:31 1KB

(1.08/13)  91  The Latest: Turkey eager for part in anti-IS push on Raqqa

The Latest on the developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local): 2016-10-18 07:39 3KB

(1.08/13)  92  London business chief: we will find a way through Brexit, but government must help

The chief executive of the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry Colin Stanbridge argues for infrastructure, devolution and support for migrant workers 2016-10-18 06:55 6KB

(1.08/13)  93  After a Month Away, Malawi Leader Home Amid Health Concerns

Malawi's president is back home after a one-month trip overseas that intensified speculation about his health, and some countrymen are criticizing what they call a lack of transparency about his condition. President Peter Mutharika, who left for the United States and addressed world leaders... 2016-10-18 06:33 1KB

(1.08/13)  94  Rep. Hoyer in SC to stump for Mulvaney’s Dem challenger

Fran Person is hosting a small business round table event Tuesday featuring Democratic Whip Steny Hoyer. 2016-10-18 06:24 1KB

(1.08/13)  95  Saudi Prince kicks Russian oligarch off £300m yacht after buying it on the spot

Prince Mohammed bin Salman, the deputy crown prince in Saudi Arabia, was said to be on holiday in the south of France when the 134-metre luxury boat Serene caught his eye. 2016-10-18 06:22 2KB

(1.07/13)  96  US STOCKS-Wall St set to open higher on Goldman, Netflix results

By Yashaswini Swamynathan Oct 18 (Reuters) - Wall Street was set for a higher open on Tuesday, buoyed by a slew of better-than-expected quarterly reports, in... 2016-10-18 08:55 3KB

(1.07/13)  97  Time for Some Mea Culpas from the Clinton Camp?

Donald Trump is doing everything he can to lose this election, and yet he remains within striking distance because too many people believe the lesser of two evils is still too evil to vote for. As the Wikileak emails increasingly reveal her obvious duplicity on big banks and... 2016-10-18 08:45 8KB

(1.07/13)  98  First Lady Michelle Obama emerges as surrogate MVP

DES MOINES, Iowa » Hillary Clinton was always expected to get a late-campaign enthusiasm boost from the White House. The surprise is that it’s not coming from the president. On a star-studded team of campaign surrogates — including President Barack Obama — the most valuable... 2016-10-18 05:48 977Bytes

(1.06/13)  99  Good Deaths in Mosul, Bad Deaths in Aleppo

Note how differently The New York Times prepares the American public for civilian casualties from the new U. S.-backed Iraqi government assault on the city of Mosul to free it from the Islamic State, compared to the unrelenting condemnation of the Russian-backed Syrian government assault... 2016-10-18 08:54 13KB

(1.06/13)  100  Cops seek brute whose vicious punch at Queens deli sent 69-year-old grandmother to hospital

A brute with a short fuse cold-cocked a 69-year-old grandmother outside a Queens deli, knocking her unconscious, officials said Tuesday. 2016-10-18 08:50 1KB

(1.06/13)  101  Flooding closes parts of roads in the U. P.

Forecasters say that flooding is likely along small creeks and streams, rural roads and farmland along with some other low-lying areas. 2016-10-18 07:26 1KB

(1.05/13)  102  Former Italian Premier Monti Comes out Against Referendum

Former Italian Premier Mario Monti has come out against a constitutional referendum on which the government's current leader has staked his future. Premier Matteo Renzi has said he would resign if the referendum fails, and opposition politicians have come out strongly against it in a bid to... 2016-10-18 09:04 1KB

(1.05/13)  103  Bright Point Consulting To Join BlackLine Partner Program To Deliver Industry-Leading Finance

RALEIGH, N. C., Oct. 18, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Bright Point Consulting, has announced it is joining BlackLine's global... 2016-10-18 08:49 4KB

(1.05/13)  104  OPEC SecGen sees chance of a smooth oil output deal in November

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - OPEC should be able to reach a deal next month to limit oil production without too many exemptions for individual countries and wi... 2016-10-18 08:01 1KB

(1.05/13)  105  Typhoon Sarika threatens flooded Vietnam, China with torrential rain, strong winds

Typhoon Sarika is threatening Vietnam with winds and torrential rain after more than 31 people died there due to unrelated flooding earlier in the week. 2016-10-18 07:58 2KB

(1.05/13)  106  Mystery swirls around Assange’s status at embassy

Midway through releasing a series of disclosures about Clinton, Assange says his hosts cut him off from the internet 2016-10-18 07:09 3KB

(1.05/13)  107  Carter, Rokocoko and Imhoff cleared of wrongdoing by FFR

Former New Zealand stars Dan Carter and Joe Rokocoko and their Racing 92 teammate Juan Imhoff were cleared of wrongdoing by the French Rugby Federation on Tuesday after traces of corticosteroids were found in their urine samples. 2016-10-18 06:37 3KB

(1.05/13)  108  Inflation at a 2-year high - how worried should we be? Why I didn't get my mother a cat, in the end

Why prices are rising. 2016-10-18 13:52 8KB

(1.05/13)  109  Man shot in stomach after argument in Bankhead

ATLANTA -- Police are investigating a shooting on Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW. 2016-10-18 06:17 1KB

(1.04/13)  110  1 Killed, 4 Wounded In West Englewood Shooting

A man in his 20s was killed, a 13-year-old boy was critically wounded, and three other people were injured in a shooting in the West Englewood neighborhood Monday night. 2016-10-18 08:40 1KB

(1.04/13)  111  Two shot during home invasion in Stone Mountain

Dekalb Police are investigating a home invasion in Stone Mountain. 2016-10-18 05:24 973Bytes

(1.04/13)  112  18 inmates killed in uprisings at two Brazilian prisons

At least 18 inmates have died in two Brazilian prisons during clashes between rival gangs, and authorities are investigating whether the uprisings are connected. 2016-10-18 05:06 1KB

(1.03/13)  113  Twin fires kill at least 22 in India

At least 22 people have been killed in two separate fires in India, most of them patients who were trapped in the intensive care unit of a major hospital, officials said Tuesday. 2016-10-18 09:36 2KB

(1.03/13)  114  Kremlin Cup women's singles round 1 results

Oct 18 (Gracenote) - Results from the Kremlin Cup Women's Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday Alize Cornet (France) beat Shelby Rogers (U. S.) 7-6(6) 6-3 Ana K... 2016-10-18 09:12 1KB

(1.03/13)  115  Sprint sees quarterly operating revenue above estimates

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Sprint Corp, the No. 4 U. S. wireless carrier, estimated quarterly operating revenue above analysts' expectations as heavy promotions helpe... 2016-10-18 09:04 1KB

(1.03/13)  116  Champions League: Are European giants forcing smaller rivals out?

Europe's top football clubs wanted more -- and they got it. 2016-10-18 08:21 5KB

(1.03/13)  117  WikiLeaks blames Ecuador for denial of Internet access to Julian Assange

WikiLeaks blamed Ecuador for denial of Internet access to Julian Assange, who since 2012 has been granted asylum in the Ecuador Embassy in London. 2016-10-18 08:17 2KB

(1.03/13)  118  Peoples-Jones' field day highlights Michigan High School Football Player of the Year watch list

(Mike Mulholland | file) (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive Detroit) (MLive... 2016-10-18 08:01 994Bytes

(1.03/13)  119  ISIS brutes force child executioners to shoot two prisoners in the head in Iraq

WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT: The men were forced to kneel on the ground close to a wooded area in northern Iraq as two boys, who appear to be aged about 12, aim handguns at their heads. 2016-10-18 07:58 2KB

(1.03/13)  120  Nebraska AP high school football rankings

The Associated Press Nebraska high school football rankings in Classes A through D2. Listings include name of school, season record, previous week's ranking, previous week's result and this week's opponent (NR-not ranked last week). The rankings are based on... 2016-10-18 07:32 5KB

(1.03/13)  121  IBM AI complement Watson to diagnose singular diseases in Germany

Image copyright Thinkstock Image caption 2016-10-18 00:00 3KB

(1.03/13)  122  Man pleads not guilty in Foltz family burglary case

A man has pleaded not guilty to charges that he burglarized the home of the brother of the late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. 2016-10-18 07:19 973Bytes

(1.03/13)  123  Leicester face Copenhagen in the Champions League: Who exactly are their Danish guests?

Operating in a 4-4-2 system with a clear style and players understanding roles, the Danish champions sound a lot like their English counterparts and arrive off the back of a 23-game unbeaten run. 2016-10-18 07:02 5KB

(1.03/13)  124  Donald Trump told us in 2012 how he would react to 2016

Meet the new Donald Trump, same as the old Donald Trump. 2016-10-18 06:12 4KB

(1.02/13)  125  Electric car charging stations in downtown Baton Rouge

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Downtown Baton Rouge now has 10 electric car charging stations as part of another push to make the city more progressive and to lure green businesses to the Capital City. ... 2016-10-18 10:01 704Bytes

(1.02/13)  126  US warship to visit New Zealand and end 30-year stalemate

A U. S. Navy warship will visit New Zealand next month for the first time since the 1980s, ending a 30-year-old military stalemate between the countries that was triggered when New Zealand banned nuclear warships. New Zealand Prime Minister John Key announced Tuesday that... 2016-10-18 10:00 853Bytes

(1.02/13)  127  6 officers fired over 137-shot barrage seek to get jobs back

Six former Cleveland police officers are trying to get their jobs back after being fired following a high-speed chase and deadly shooting that led to changes at the department. The... 2016-10-18 09:49 707Bytes

(1.02/13)  128  Image of Asia: Reflections at dusk in Pyongyang

In this photo by Wong Maye-E, residential buildings on Changjon Street are reflected in a vehicle window at dusk in Pyongyang, North Korea. The city of about 2.5 million people ... 2016-10-18 09:43 701Bytes

(1.02/13)  129  AP Exclusive: US ignored rising-sea warnings at radar site

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) - The U. S. Air Force is spending nearly $1 billion to build a radar installation that will help keep astronauts and 2016-10-18 09:40 710Bytes

(1.02/13)  130  2 injured in Kent shooting

Someone fired several shots into a Kent house early Tuesday and struck two people. Both victims suffered non life-threatening injuries. 2016-10-18 09:14 958Bytes

(1.02/13)  131  Cleveland Indians vs Toronto Blue Jays, ALCS Game 4: preview, prediction, pick to win

TORONTO -- Corey Kluber will start on short rest Tuesday in the hopes that he can give his team a long rest going into the World Series. 2016-10-18 09:12 4KB

(1.02/13)  132  Bernard Hopkins announces his final fight just a month before his 52nd birthday

Bernard Hopkins has announced he will fight in his 65th – and final – fight just a month before his 52nd birthday. Hopkins will fight Joe Smith on December 17 in Los Angeles. 2016-10-18 09:11 1KB

(1.02/13)  133  Wisconsin has largest white-black graduation gap in nation

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin has the widest high school graduation rate gap between white and black students in the nation. New federal data show that almost 9... 2016-10-18 09:06 1KB

(1.02/13)  134  Shane Watson hits back at Michael Clarke's 60 minutes interview

Shane Watson has weighed in on Michael Clarke's interview after the former Australian cricket captain opened up about his sledge when he allegedly labelled the all-rounder a 'tumour'. 2016-10-18 09:05 3KB

(1.02/13)  135  Record 64.7 Million Residents Speak Foreign Language At Home

A record 64.7 million U. S. residents ages five and older spoke a language other than English at home last year, according to an analysis of U. S. Census Bureau data released Tuesday by the Center for I 2016-10-18 16:14 4KB

(1.02/13)  136  1,000 arrested this month after violence: Ethiopia mayor

The mayor of a town just outside Ethiopia's capital says 1,000 people have been arrested this month after violence that led to the burning of factories and vehicles. 2016-10-18 09:03 1KB

(1.02/13)  137  Duterte: Ordinary Filipinos on why they support their controversial President

In his three months in office, Philippines President Duterte has rarely left the headlines. 2016-10-18 09:01 7KB

(1.02/13)  138  German TV terror drama asks public to deliver verdict

TV viewers across Europe take part in a German interactive courtroom drama centred on a fictional act of terror. 2016-10-18 16:11 2KB

(1.02/13)  139  Mauro Icardi to keep Inter Milan captaincy despite threat to 'bring 100 criminals who will kill' fans in autobiography

Inter's fans had demanded that Icardi, who is no stranger to controversy, was stripped of the captain's armband after he threatened them in his book - but it looks like they haven't got their way. 2016-10-18 08:58 3KB

(1.02/13)  140  3 people killed in car crash in Marin County

Three people have been killed in a car crash in western Marin just after midnight. 2016-10-18 08:52 1KB

(1.02/13)  141  Three men are arrested after woman, 27, is stabbed to death in the street and 25-year-old man is seriously injured

A murder investigation has been launched after Jodie Wilkinson, 27, stabbed to death in broad daylight in Stanhope Street, Newcastle, yesterday afternoon. 2016-10-18 08:51 3KB

(1.02/13)  142  10,000 critically endangered ’scrotum frogs’ found dead at Lake Titicaca

Thousands of the large, wrinkly green frogs (pictured) have been found floating on the surface of the Coata river in southern Peru, prompting an investigation from government agencies 2016-10-18 08:43 2KB

(1.02/13)  143  October Heat Wave Could Shatter 50 Records or More

Record-breaking heat is expected to continue to surge across the U. S. on Tuesday, meteorologists said, according to NBC News. 2016-10-18 08:37 1KB

(1.02/13)  144  Rio 2016 'heroes parade' gatecrashed by impostors in Manchester

Men claimed to be Team GB fencers before admitting to having blagged way on to float for Olympic athletes 2016-10-18 08:34 2KB

(1.02/13)  145  Luka Modric extends Real Madrid contract until summer of 2020

Luka Modric has committed to Real Madrid until the summer of 2020. The Croatia midfielder, who signed for Real from Tottenham in 2012, confirmed the contract extension on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 08:31 1KB

(1.02/13)  146  ATV driver dies after Tuesday crash in Rock Hill

One person died after a Tuesday crash involving an ATV in Rock Hill, according to the S. C. Highway Patrol. 2016-10-18 08:30 1KB

(1.02/13)  147  Chris Froome: Questions remain over Sir Bradley Wiggins' TUEs

Chris Froome says it is "impossible to say" if former team-mate Sir Bradley Wiggins was "operating in a grey area" over the use of a banned steroid. 2016-10-18 08:17 2KB

(1.02/13)  148  Thais turn to tattoos to remember late King Bhumibol

By Patpicha Tanakasempipat and Jutarat Skulpichetrat BANGKOK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Days after widely revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej died, many Thais are headi... 2016-10-18 08:15 2KB

(1.02/13)  149  France to host talks Thursday on Mosul's future

France will host an international meeting Thursday on the future of Mosul, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said on the second day of a major offens... 2016-10-18 08:13 2KB

(1.02/13)  150  Savers could revolt over low interest rates, says William Hague

Bank of England ‘still pursuing emergency policies’ eight years after global financial crisis, writes former foreign secretary 2016-10-18 08:11 3KB

(1.02/13)  151  Taliban & Afghan govt resume secret peace talks in ‘trouble-free atmosphere’ – report — RT News

Senior Taliban leaders and Afghan government officials have reportedly resumed secret talks in the Gulf state of Qatar, in what could be the two adversaries’ first attempt to reach peace since 2013, when a Taliban leader died from tuberculosis. 2016-10-18 08:04 4KB

(1.02/13)  152  Domino's shares pop on earnings beat, strong quarterly sales

Shares of Domino's Pizza rose 4 percent in premarket trading after the company posted third quarter earnings that beat analyst expectations. 2016-10-18 08:01 2KB

(1.02/13)  153  Help us build Michigan's Best Pizza

John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman of MLive are wrapping up their search for Michigan's Best Pizza. They have encountered all kinds of pizzas and toppings. Here they are trying to determine what you love on your pizzas in an attempt to build the "best. " 2016-10-18 07:59 2KB

(1.02/13)  154  Person Critically Hurt In Englewood Crash

The pin-in crash happened at Garfield and Stewart, according to Fire Media Affairs. 2016-10-18 07:52 1KB

(1.02/13)  155  Juan Mata and Ashley Young mock Manchester United team-mate for wearing white sandals

Juan Mata and Ashley Young have been attempting to inject life back into Manchester United after their incredibly dull 0-0 draw with Liverpool at Anfield. 2016-10-18 07:49 2KB

(1.02/13)  156  IOC may move some Tokyo 2020 Olympic events to South Korea

Japanese media report canoeing and rowing may move in response to soaring costs despite promise of a ‘compact’ games 2016-10-18 07:49 5KB

(1.02/13)  157  Mo Farah and Usain Bolt nominated for IAAF World Athlete of the Year award

Mo Farah, who successfully defended his 5,000m and 10,000m titles at Rio 2016, is the only Briton on a list which comprises 10 male and 10 female athletes respectively. 2016-10-18 07:47 2KB

(1.02/13)  158  Self-driving car hits truck in Singapore; no injuries

A self-driving car with two engineers on board was switching lanes in Singapore when it hit a truck Tuesday, authorities said. No one was hurt. 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

(1.02/13)  159  Syria's first lady says rejected offers to leave country: report

Syria's first lady Asma al-Assad said she rejected multiple offers to flee the war-ravaged country with her children, according to an interview with broadcas... 2016-10-18 07:43 2KB

(1.02/13)  160  Tory MP’s aide arrested over ‘rape in Houses of Parliament’ — RT UK

A Conservative MP’s aide has been arrested on suspicion of rape inside his Parliamentary office. 2016-10-18 07:41 2KB

(1.02/13)  161  Bangladesh says 3 men funded deadly Dhaka restaurant attack

Three Bangladeshi men have been identified as the financiers of the July 1 attack in which a group of assailants tortured and killed 20 hostages at a restaurant in Dhaka,... 2016-10-18 07:31 685Bytes

(1.02/13)  162  Petition: Impeach judge who issued 60-day incest sentence

An online petition with more than 12,000 signatures calling for the impeachment of a Montana judge over the sentencing of a 40-year-old man to 60 days in jail in an incest case involving a 12-year-old girl has been sent to the state's governor and... 2016-10-18 07:24 1KB

(1.02/13)  163  Woman Stabs Sister In Face In Gresham

A woman was stabbed in the face during a domestic fight with her sister Monday night in the Gresham neighborhood on the South Side. 2016-10-18 07:22 1KB

(1.02/13)  164  Five migrants found in container at transport firm depot

Three men, a woman and a child have been found in a container in a haulage yard. 2016-10-18 07:21 1KB

(1.02/13)  165  The hypocrisy of Facebook's silence on Peter Thiel's support for Donald Trump

Tolerance of the Facebook board member supporting Trump’s divisive campaign reveals an industry where actions don’t match the mission 2016-10-18 07:00 5KB

(1.02/13)  166  Voting for Trump? Pennsylvania Republican Senator Will Not Say

Republican candidates in tight races across the country have tied themselves in knots trying to decide whether to disavow or support their party's presidential nominee, Donald Trump... 2016-10-18 06:54 5KB

(1.02/13)  167  Belgium split over EU-Canada trade deal Ceta

Belgium says EU leaders may agree on a major trade deal with Canada if a Belgian region's opposition can be overcome. 2016-10-18 16:11 3KB

(1.02/13)  168  Who are the players who can fire their clubs to Premier League glory?

Every Premier League-winning side for the last seven years has had a player who scored 20 or more league goals. 2016-10-18 06:51 3KB

(1.02/13)  169  BeIN Media Group, Warner Bros. Sign Multi-Year Content Deal

The owner of Miramax will get such shows as 'Arrow' and 'Gotham' and pay window rights to Warner films in the Middle East. 2016-10-18 06:43 2KB

(1.02/13)  170  Fire at Marshall University's football stadium ruled arson

Officials say a fire that damaged electrical wiring at Marshall University's football stadium in West Virginia has been ruled arson. 2016-10-18 06:39 1KB

(1.02/13)  171  Yemen ceasefire set to begin Wednesday for 72hrs – UN special envoy — RT News

A 72-hour ceasefire will begin in Yemen on Wednesday night, a UN envoy has announced. It comes amid an 18-month battle between Houthi rebels and the Yemeni government, which has led to the deaths of up to 10,000 people. 2016-10-18 06:14 3KB

(1.02/13)  172  Would you give up social media to see your favorite musician?

What would you give up for VIP tickets to see your favorite musician? Social media? Your phone? Your relationship? 2016-10-18 06:03 2KB

(1.02/13)  173  Zuma's interdict against 'state capture' report inconsistent with separation of powers - DA

The DA's intervention in the "state capture" report court case is to ensure that President Jacob Zuma and Minister Des Van Rooyen do not abuse judicial processes, the party has said. 2016-10-18 06:00 2KB

(1.02/13)  174  The Guptas: three brothers at heart of S. Africa's graft scandal

Political drama, corruption allegations and even wedding party controversies -- the Gupta family, one of South Africa's wealthiest, has been accused of wield... 2016-10-18 05:33 4KB

(1.02/13)  175  Ryanair is the next victim of the plummeting pound

Europe's favorite airline says the collapsing pound is taking a rather large bite out of its earnings. 2016-10-18 05:32 2KB

(1.02/13)  176  National Spelling Bee launches video contest

WASHINGTON (AP) — Even if you're not a champion speller, there's a way to win a trip to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. For the second straight year, Scri... 2016-10-18 05:32 1KB

(1.01/13)  177  'Sundowns fans affected our goalkeeper's performance,' says Zamalek chairman

Zamalek chairman Mortada Mansour has lashed the club’s players following their 3-0 loss to Mamelodi Sundowns in the first leg of the African Champions League final‚ questioning whether some deserve to wear the famous shirt of the White Knights. 2016-10-18 10:49 2KB

(1.01/13)  178  Chris Froome bid for fourth Tour title boosted by challenging route

Briton Chris Froome will be optimistic of a fourth Tour de France title in 2017 after a challenging route was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday. Froome won the 20... 2016-10-18 08:45 3KB

(1.01/13)  179  Hillary Clinton, always seeking to be relatable, reveals that she, too, once had hot takes

Update on 'Campaign 2016 updates: Trump saving Clinton from damage over WikiLeaks email releases' 2016-10-18 08:28 1KB

(1.01/13)  180  China new housing loans in Jan-Sept more than doubles from year earlier

BEIJING, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's new housing loans to individuals soared to 3.63 trillion yuan ($538.69 billion) in the first nine months, more than doubl... 2016-10-18 06:23 1KB

(1.00/13)  181  Guptas ‘accustomed to hostility’ against them‚ says lawyer

A lawyer acting for the Gupta family has insisted that their version of events be included in the state capture report drawn up by the public protector. 2016-10-18 10:45 1KB

(1.00/13)  182  St. Jude and Abbott to sell some medical devices for $1.12 bln

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Abbott Laboratories, which is in the process of buying St. Jude Medical Inc for $25 billion, said the companies would sell some of their m... 2016-10-18 09:10 2KB

(1.00/13)  183  Lewis Hamilton will be back in the media spotlight on Thursday at FIA's request

World champion Lewis Hamilton will be back in the spotlight on Thursday after being summoned by Formula One's governing body to appear in the official press... 2016-10-18 08:44 2KB

(1.00/13)  184  Charlotte McKinney looks every inch the rock chick in a vintage band tee at LAX

The model, 23, transformed from beach babe to rock chick as she tried out a new look at Los Angeles' LAX Airport on Monday evening. 2016-10-18 08:34 2KB

(1.00/13)  185  Ministers to meet in Paris this week to discuss Mosul's future

By John Irish PARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Foreign ministers from several Western and Middle Eastern countries will meet on Thursday to discuss how to restore p... 2016-10-18 08:11 2KB

(1.00/13)  186  Indonesia says coal price rally to extend into Q1, boost mining revenues

By Fergus Jensen JAKARTA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The current rally in thermal coal prices could extend through to the end of the first quarter of 2017, an Indone... 2016-10-18 07:36 3KB

(1.00/13)  187  Macedonia calls Dec. 11 vote to end two-year crisis

SKOPJE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The speaker of Macedonia's parliament on Tuesday set December 11 as the date for a long-awaited parliamentary election aimed at se... 2016-10-18 07:06 2KB

(1.00/13)  188  City enter new phase, chairman says after declaring record profit

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Manchester City chairman Khaldoon Al Mubarak said the Premier League club are entering a 2016-10-18 06:48 3KB

(1.00/13)  189  Hong Kong shares rebound, helped by China gains

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Hong Kong shares rose the most in one-and-a-half months on Tuesday, helped by a rebound in Chinese stocks as Shanghai's U. S. dollar-denomi... 2016-10-18 06:12 1KB

(1.00/13)  190  Beyond the Armada 75: Other Egyptian judges forced to retire

By Ahmed Aboulenein CAIRO, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The judges who signed the Armada statement were not the only ones pushed out over the past three years. In all,... 2016-10-18 05:38 2KB

(0.06/13)  191  Lionel Messi is the best ever... it's understandable Man City would want him, claims Gerard Pique

Gerard Pique has hailed Lionel Messi as the ‘greatest player in history’ and says he is not surprised if Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola wants to take him to the Etihad. 2016-10-18 08:44 4KB

(0.04/13)  192  Lindsay Lohan does Islam Contact WND

(EMIRATES WOMAN) Back in April it was announced that Lindsay Lohan may be converting to Islam, and now the actress has opened up about her decision. Last year, Lindsay Lohan was photographed out and about in New York while carrying a Quran. At the... 2016-10-18 08:39 888Bytes

(0.03/13)  193  Spalding murders: 'I hope they throw away the key'

A friend of Liz Edwards, who was murdered alongside her daughter Katie, has been talking about the couple that killed them. 2016-10-18 08:34 940Bytes

(0.01/13)  194  Rights groups write to Oman's sultan as journalists targeted

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rights groups have written a letter to Oman's sultan over the recent targeting of journalists and activists by the country's Internal Security Service. ... 2016-10-18 10:01 699Bytes

(0.01/13)  195  So what checks ARE being carried out? Home Office REFUSES to carry out 'intrusive' medical tests on Calais migrants claiming to be under 17

Questions have been raised about the quality of the checks being carried out by the Home Office on 'child' migrants entering Britain from Calais - amid claims some adults may be posing as teens. 2016-10-18 09:09 7KB

(0.01/13)  196  WATCH: Police fire stun grenades, water cannons to disperse rock-throwing NMMU students

It has been a tense morning at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University where lectures were meant to resume on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 08:48 2KB

(0.01/13)  197  Uncapped Ospreys duo Sam Davies and Rory Thornton named in Wales squad

Uncapped Ospreys pair Sam Davies and Rory Thornton have been named in a 36-man Wales squad for next month's Tests against Australia, Argentina, Japan and Sou... 2016-10-18 08:44 3KB

(0.01/13)  198  चीन में मानव अंगों का एकल वैध स्रोत स्वैच्छिक दान

बीजिंग, 18 अक्टूबर (आईएएनएस/सिन्हुआ)। चीन के एक शीर्ष चिकित्सा विशेषज्ञ ने अंग दान और प्रत्यारोपण पर चल रही कार्यशाला में कहा कि 2016-10-18 08:30 635Bytes

(0.01/13)  199  इक्वाडोर ने असांजे के लिए इंटरनेट सेवा बंद की : विकीलीक्स

लंदन, 18 अक्टूबर (आईएएनएस)| विकीलीक्स ने कहा है कि इक्वाडोर ने इसके संस्थापक जूलियन असांजे को इंटरनेट सेवा उपलब्ध कराना बंद कर दिया है। असांजे इस समय इक्वाडोर के लंदन स्थित दूतावास में रह रहे हैं। विकीलीक्स ने सोमवार को 2016-10-18 08:30 735Bytes

(0.01/13)  200  5 things to know about Michigan's 2017 'Obamacare' marketplace

It's more expensive. 2016-10-18 08:15 2KB

(0.01/13)  201  Russian missile transfer an aggressive move - Lithuania president

HELSINKI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Russia's transfer of nuclear-capable missiles to its western outpost of Kaliningrad this month was an aggressive move against th... 2016-10-18 08:00 2KB

(0.01/13)  202  Liberalism and capitalism have hollowed out society – so where do we turn now? The Girl with a Ball Bearing Earring? A case study of when science unpicks art

John Milbank and Adrian Pabst's new book explores the "post-Liberal" moment, but leaves me wondering about the future. 2016-10-18 16:11 20KB

(0.01/13)  203  Commission votes against retaining judge on November ballot

SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah's Judicial Performance Evaluation Commission has recommended against retaining a judge on the November ballot. In a 7-2 vote published in its voter guide, the commission said it did not support retaining Third District Court Judge Su Chon. "Judge... 2016-10-18 07:55 3KB

(0.01/13)  204  The ghastly universe of high-rollers

VideoImageJames Packer says 'I am deeply concerned for the welfare of those Crown employees detained in China.' The Chinese government wants to control where 2016-10-18 00:00 7KB

(0.01/13)  205  Romanian parliament Oks help to holders of Swiss franc loans

BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's Parliament has approved a bill to help holders of mortgages that were taken out is Swiss francs by converting them into R... 2016-10-18 07:13 1KB

(0.01/13)  206  Boomer & Carton: Jerry Does It Yet Again

So there is this guy Jerry Recco who is known worldwide as the "update maven," and he makes a habit of preparing these informative and entertaining updates. 2016-10-18 06:02 1022Bytes

 207  Bafana star commends German coach for taking his game to new level in Denmark

Midfielder Lebogang Phiri feels that German coach Alexander Zorniger has taken his game to a new level and has suggested his first preference now is to stay at Danish side Brondby. 2016-10-18 10:53 2KB

 208  Snaps! Siba Mtongana takes New York

Siba Mtongana is loving her first trip to the US, making sure that she takes in every moment. 2016-10-18 10:52 1KB

 209  Levels! Anele interviews Hollywood star Blair Underwood

Just last week TshisaLIVE reported on how Anele Mdoda was in New York and bagged interviews with Trevor Noah, DJ Zinhle and Pearl Thusi. But don't for a second think she stopped there. 2016-10-18 10:31 1022Bytes

 210  Are older commercial truck drivers causing more danger on nation's highways?

A five-month investigation by CBS News reveals an increase in accidents involving commercial truck and bus drivers in their 70s, 80s -- and even 90s 2016-10-18 10:11 5KB

 211  There Is More To Plan When You Think Of An Overseas Wedding

Wedding is one big day you will not forget for the rest of your life. This is the reason when people talk about wedding they want to make it big in every possible way and arrange the best they can. After all it is that moment of your... 2016-10-18 10:08 3KB

 212  30 day grace period is over, says Tbo Touch on #DataMustFall

Radio personality and businessman Tbo Touch, who has spearheaded the #DataMustFall campaign, on Tuesday morning announced that the 30 day grace period afforded to mobile networks is over. 2016-10-18 10:08 2KB

 213  Ultra-nationalist 'war camps' train Russian youths

MOSCOW (AP) — Deep in the woods on the outskirts of Moscow, a sudden burst of gunfire sends a flock of birds screeching into the sky. A dozen people dressed in military fatigues scale a crumbling, abandoned high-rise with Kalashnikovs... 2016-10-18 10:01 806Bytes

 214  Croatia charges 8 ex-Yugoslav officers with war crimes

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian prosecutor has charged eight former Serb troop commanders with torture, rape, expulsion and killing of more than 100 civilians during fighting in Croatia in 1991-95. ... 2016-10-18 10:01 714Bytes

 215  WATCH: Everything is about Minnie, obsessed Cassper admits

Hip-hop star Cassper Nyovest recently took the hot seat with TshisaLIVE where he dished out about his obsessive crush on Minnie Dlamini. 2016-10-18 10:00 930Bytes

 216  How Vegas casino leaders are breaking tradition in presidential politics

Ahead of first-ever presidential debate in Vegas, a look at how Sin City has transformed from its mob-run image to becoming some of the biggest voices in the 2016 campaign 2016-10-18 09:53 4KB

 217  Howard Stern on chances he'll air old Donald Trump interviews

Talk show host says among the reasons for doing as many as he did: "I knew I had a guy who loved to talk about sex" and rank woman on 1-10 scale 2016-10-18 09:44 2KB

 218  'I am not a mutt’: Father of biracial son condemns teacher’s ‘racist’ comment

When Kevin Brown sent his son Kaden to school Wednesday morning, he expected it would be another normal day at middle school for his 11-year-old biracial son. But when Kaden... 2016-10-18 09:43 756Bytes

 219  Prosecutors: Indicted former judge tried to bribe witnesses

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - Federal prosecutors say a former Arkansas judge accused of 2016-10-18 09:40 604Bytes

 220  WATCH: Indians Starting Pitcher Trevor Bauer Exits Early with Bloody Finger

Bauer, 25, left game three of the American League Championship Series in the first inning with blood dripping from his right hand after injuring a finger in a drone propeller accident. ... 2016-10-18 09:40 743Bytes


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 222  Hillary Clinton Broadway Fundraiser: Best Moments – Hamilton to Hedwig

Big Broadway names — and a lot of Hollywood A-listers, too — hit the boards Monday night for “Stronger Together,” a one-night-only fundraiser performance for the Hillary Cli… 2016-10-18 09:24 3KB

 223  Cope unhappy that ANC isn’t disciplining ‘loose cannon’ Youth League president Maine

The Congress of the People (Cope) is not satisfied with the African National Congress (ANC) demand that its Youth League president retract his “bring your guns” comments. 2016-10-18 09:18 2KB

 224  ‘Candy Crush’ Game Show Lands Series Order at CBS

CBS has given a series order to a TV adaptation of the wildly popular mobile game “Candy Crush Saga” from Lionsgate TV. The hourlong series will feature teams of two players competing a… 2016-10-18 09:15 2KB

 225  Jana Kramer earns perfect score for steamy tango performance on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Jana Kramer and her dancing partner Gleb Savchenko scored a perfect 40/40 Monday on "Dancing with the Stars. " 2016-10-18 09:13 2KB

 226  Premier League on high alert as Thiago Silva's agent says player could leave PSG on a free

Silva's contract with the Ligue 1 champions - his home for four years - is due to expire at the end of the season and the defender is waiting to hear news on a fresh deal from the club's hierarchy. 2016-10-18 09:13 2KB

 227  Pound's 'flash crash' blamed as fuel prices leap 1.2% in seven days to 113.7p

Motorists have been hit by the biggest weekly rise in fuel prices for more than five years. The average price of petrol jumped by 1.22% in just seven days, a... 2016-10-18 09:13 2KB

 228  Ofsted chief warns of 'serious weaknesses' in child protection by police forces

Police failures to take child protection seriously could lead to a repeat of the horrifying abuse scandals seen in Rotherham and Oxford, the chief inspector... 2016-10-18 09:12 3KB

 229  Team GB's golden Olympic heroes get ready for royal reception in Trafalgar Square

Excited fans draped in red, white and blue welcomed Britain's triumphant Olympian and Paralympians to the city in the second of two homecoming events. 2016-10-18 09:12 2KB

 230  Clinton Campaign Organized Potential VPs By Race And Gender

An initial list of possible running mates compiled by Hillary Clinton’s campaign this year included a wide variety of names — including some surprising ones, like former Attorney General Eric Hol 2016-10-18 16:14 2KB

 231  Police officers make amazing escape moments before their car BURST into flames on M20

Plumes of black smoke filled the sky with the car completely ablaze just after 4pm yesterday with huge queues built up along the M20 between junction 11 and junction 10 in Ashford, Kent. 2016-10-18 09:12 2KB

 232  Ambulances arrived 'late to 35% of life-threatening emergencies' in one year

More than 1.1 million patients a year who need urgent medical attention are waiting too long for ambulances, figures show. Ambulances we re late to 35% of al... 2016-10-18 09:11 2KB

 233  Fidelity Contrafund manager remains bullish on tech's big stars

BOSTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Fidelity Contrafund manager Will Danoff, who oversees $109 billion, increased his exposure to tech companies in the third quarter... 2016-10-18 09:11 1KB

 234  'Half of grammar schools do not set aside places for poorer pupils'

Poor pupils are not allocated priority places at more than half of England's grammar schools, research suggests. Analysis by the BBC shows that 90 of the 163... 2016-10-18 09:11 3KB

 235  PM May 'inspired by people who get on and do the job'

Prime Minister Theresa May has insisted she has never had a main role model. The first woman occupant of 10 Downing Street since Margaret Thatcher said she h... 2016-10-18 09:10 1KB

 236  Kent newlywed cured of flying fear after bumping into a hypnotist at the AIRPORT

James and Sarah Roberts from Hythe in Kent spent six months and more than £2,000 planning a once-in-a-lifetime adventure road-tripping around the US - but Mr Roberts found himself in tears at Gatwick. 2016-10-18 09:10 5KB

 237  'They're asking for it': Melania Trump supports Donald's attacks on Bill Clinton's sexual past and vows to clean up the 'negativity' on social media if she becomes first lady

Melania Trump said that her husband's attacks against Bill Clinton and his sexual past are fair game in an interview on Fox & Friends that aired Tuesday morning, pointing out that he past was in the press. 2016-10-18 09:10 6KB

 238  What the Department of Justice says about the Seattle homeless bill

A controversial Seattle homeless bill caused contention between the city council and the mayor's office, and brought the Department of Justice into the mix. 2016-10-18 09:10 3KB

 239  28-week-old unborn child undergoes heart surgery in mother's belly

A baby in China was saved after doctors performed a heart operation while it was still in the womb. The operation took place on September 21 in Guangdong province. 2016-10-18 09:10 2KB

 240  Leeds apartments where Jimmy Savile abused at least one victim to be demolished

Workmen were today preparing to remove the rooftop property from a six-storey building overlooking Roundhay Park, three miles outside Leeds, where the disgraced presenter died. 2016-10-18 09:09 4KB

 241  Report calls on Irish government to tackle Denis O'Brien's media control

Lawyers argue that the narrow concentration of media ownership and control in Ireland poses grave risks to freedom of expression and pluralism 2016-10-18 09:09 5KB

 242  After explosive testimony about Ross Harris' sex life, prosecution continues to build case

The Ross Harris hot car death trial enters eighth day. 2016-10-18 09:09 2KB

 243  Durham mother creates Elf for Christmas toy that teaches children manners

In 2015, 34-year-old mother-of-two Sarah Greenwell, from Durham, created Elf for Christmas on her kitchen table during her maternity leave. 2016-10-18 09:09 2KB

 244  Missouri State QB's suspension to last for rest of season

Suspended Missouri State quarterback Breck Ruddick is out for the rest of the year but won't be kicked off the team for an animal cruelty citation. 2016-10-18 09:09 1KB

 245  Pregnant Paloma Faith drapes her growing bump in typically kooky dress in Notting Hill

The 35-year-old songstress looked typically kooky in a bold patterned dress paired with a humdrum of colours and themes - perfect for the star, who is famed for her retro styling 2016-10-18 09:08 3KB

 246  'Don’t allow your legitimate struggle to be hijacked' – Nzimande

There are multiple groups with varying interests in the #FeesMustFall movement and students must be cautious not to have it hijacked, Minister Blade Nzimande has said. 2016-10-18 09:08 3KB

 247  Very quietly, Miami awaits end of NCAA probation

CORAL GABLES, Fla. (AP) — For the University of Miami, probation is ending. Very little else will change. Miami’s three-year NCAA probation largely stemming from the actions of rogue and now-former booster Nevin Shapiro gets… 2016-10-18 09:08 4KB

 248  Instagram life coach Leanne Rungay stole nearly £95k from company bosses

Leanne Rungay, 28, from Essex, who shows off her new physique to inspire her followers on Instagram stole nearly £95,000 from her company, Westminster magistrates' court heard. 2016-10-18 09:08 1KB

 249  Newborn baby put up for sale on eBay in Germany is daughter of refugees

The one-month-old baby was listed for €5,000 with the caption: 'Child, 40 days old named Maria… for sale,' on the auction site prompting German police to investigate before the father handed himself in. 2016-10-18 09:06 3KB

 250  Person wanted for setting ambulance on fire in NE, DC

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Metropolitan police are searching for a person who set an ambulance on fire in Northeast, D. C. over the weekend. 2016-10-18 09:06 1KB

 251  Video shows 'drunk' Navy driver screaming out in pain after he crashed his truck into music festival and killed four people

Richard Anthony Sepolio, 25, an active-duty US Navy serviceman, plunged his truck 60 feet from a freeway bridge onto a vendor's booth at a motorcycle festival at Chicano Park, San Diego. 2016-10-18 09:06 5KB

 252  Family of Surbiton woman who died of ovarian cancer take legal action against GP

Sophie Hague, from Surrey, first complained of symptoms in November 2009 and February 2010 was not physically examined by doctors on either occasion. 2016-10-18 09:05 4KB

 253  U. N. chides North Korea for latest "grave violation"

But rhetoric aside, Security Council still grappling for a way to try and deter North's nuclear and missile advances 2016-10-18 09:05 3KB

 254  Dissecting Dylan: Come writers and critics...

One of the most mythologised and endlessly discussed men in popular culture is also one of its most awarded. Over half a century Bob Dylan has won everything from three Grammys to an Oscar for best original song to a Pulitzer Prize and now the Nobel Prize in Literature. 2016-10-18 09:05 5KB

 255  Drunk 'coward' Brent Johnston jailed for punching Tristan Ceccato in Perth bar

Brent Robert Johnston, 22, brutally attacked Tristan Ceccato, 23, at a bar in Perth in January in a drunken rage after losing his job. CCTV shows the moment Johnston carried out the attack. 2016-10-18 09:04 3KB

 256  Made in Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt unveils her debut fitness range

The Made in Chelsea star, 30, has launched a supplements range, To Be Honest, after trying years of 'fad' diets from skipping meals to eating baby food. She now loves indulging in burgers and cottage pie. 2016-10-18 09:04 4KB

 257  Obama's Favorite General CHARGED For Leaking CIA Op

President Barack Obama's former favorite U. S. General pled guilty Monday to lying to the FBI about leaking details of a classified CIA operation that disrupted Iran's nuclear program in 2009. Retir 2016-10-18 16:14 2KB

 258  The long, strange trip to the 2016 election: a cartoon view

Illustrator Thomas McClure was going nuts watching the lunacy passing before him during an interminable campaign season, as candidates tried to woo America's voters. So last spring he headed to his drawing board. 2016-10-18 09:03 2KB

 259  Treasury blocked moves to charge diesel cars to enter polluted UK cities

High court hears evidence in air pollution case against the government that environment and transport department plans were overruled 2016-10-18 09:03 5KB

 260  CPI inflation jumps to highest level in nearly two years

Inflation has jumped to a near two-year high as the rising cost of clothes, restaurants and hotels pushed up the cost of living. The Consumer Price Index (CP... 2016-10-18 09:02 5KB

 261  Family Feud contestants give worst answers ever

Several Australian Family Feud contestants will have a lot to answer for after suffering a classic foot-in-mouth moment behind the cameras after giving ridiculously hilarious responses on the show. 2016-10-18 09:02 2KB

 262  The Bernstein Brief: Bulls’ Carter-Williams Needn’t Defer To Rose

If Carter-Williams wants to wear Rose's old No. 1, he should wear No. 1. 2016-10-18 09:02 1KB

 263  Trump invites mother of slain Benghazi terror attack victim to final presidential debate

Donald Trump has invited the mother of one of the four Americans who were killed in Benghazi, Libya in 2012 to be his guest at the final presidential debate, taking place Wednesday night in Las Vegas. 2016-10-18 09:02 3KB

 264  Man approaches school girl waiting on ride twice in Fairfax

FAIRFAX, Va. (WUSA9) -- Police are looking for a man who allegedly approached a girl on two occasions while waiting on her ride to school in the Fairfax area. 2016-10-18 09:02 1KB

 265  Arab party fined most by Comptroller

Yesh Atid overspent the most. 2016-10-18 09:01 3KB

 266  Winnie Harlow dons racy lace-up PVC trousers and gives a peek of underboob on Instagram

The 22-year-old Canadian beauty slipped into a racy pair of red PVC trousers with a white lace-up extending along the entirety of her slender legs while flashing her perky posterior 2016-10-18 09:00 3KB

 267  Scout-team duties help rookie Jake Lampman have 'special' Saints debut

His three tackles Sunday on special teams has him one off the team lead. 2016-10-18 09:00 4KB

 268  Univision Signs Deal With BroadbandTV to Manage YouTube Channels

Univision Communications has signed a pact with multiplatform network BroadbandTV to help amplify the Hispanic media company’s 16 YouTube channels and manage all of its fan-uploaded content. … 2016-10-18 09:00 2KB

 269  Buick 2016 sales top 1 million worldwide through September

By Nick Carey DETROIT, Oct 18 (Reuters) - General Motors Co sold more than 1 million Buick brand vehicles globally this year through September, as the near-l... 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 270  Sony’s AXN Sets Development Deal With Pinewood Television

Sony’s AXN international television network group has signed a development agreement with Pinewood Television for the U. K. production company to develop a slate of six new TV  projects. The p… 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 271  65% of Americans limit their monthly spending

Nearly 2 in 3 Americans are limiting their monthly spending, largely to save more money, according to a new study. 2016-10-18 09:00 2KB

 272  How to wear fall fashion florals

Mistaking florals as strictly a spring print is very common. Check out how this summery print can be incorporated into all of your fall weathered outfits. 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 273  Atlantic Canada cheers 'historic' nomination of Newfoundlander to Supreme Court

A sense of relief spread through East Coast legal circles Monday when Prime Minister Justin Trudeau nominated a Newfoundlander to the Supreme Court of Canada, with some experts suggesting pressure from the region appears to have had an impact. "It really sensitized the prime minister to the... 2016-10-18 09:00 908Bytes

 274  Honduras willingly accepting 100s of U. S. deportees in hopes of greater cooperation

Those squeezing into the narrow seats on the Boeing 737 flight are not on their way to Honduras' famed island of Utila for scuba diving. The U. S. Department of Homeland Security returns up to 200 Honduran nationals a day to the Central American nation,... 2016-10-18 09:00 925Bytes

 275  Brazilian airport shooting sees teenager Marlon Roldan Soares shot dead by love rival

Assassination at Arrivals: Teenager is shot dead by a love rival in a hail of bullets in a gangland execution at a Brazilian airport terminal A teenager shot dead in a hail of bullets by two men at an airport terminal in Brazil was killed in a gangland execution... 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 276  Khloe Kardashian fires back at 'cruel' Donald Trump remarks

Before Khloe Kardashian found out Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump had allegedly branded her “the ugly Kardashian,” she wasn’t the politician’s biggest fan. 2016-10-18 09:00 3KB

 277  Vertical Mass: Where the entertainment industry goes to store and sell user data

Vertical Mass is a West Hollywood start-up provides online data storage and analysis software for companies in music, sports, video games and Hollywood. 2016-10-18 09:00 11KB

 278  National park tips: Why you won't see these big Yosemite trees until early next year

If your heart is set on a stroll through Yosemite National Park ’s Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, wait until next year. It's closed for restoration until spring 2017. 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 279  Artist Mark Bradford creates a bold logo for the Santa Monica Museum of Art's new identity as ICA LA

The last year has brought a lot of change for the Santa Monica Museum of Art. It’s left Santa Monica and its longtime space at Bergamot Station and is now scheduled to open next year in an old industrial building in downtown Los Angeles. In May, reflecting its eastward move, the... 2016-10-18 09:00 4KB

 280  Fournette's ready, Guice's steady: Your LSU football questions answered

Two straight blowout LSU victories has calmed the masses, resulting in a rather sedate Monday chat with LSU/SEC columnist Ron Higgins. 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 281  I was afraid to say my mother had HIV, says Vusi Nova

Following the recent release of his heartbreak album, Naninina, depicting a tumultuous period in his life, Vusi Nova has opened up about being ashamed to reveal the cause of her mother's death. 2016-10-18 09:00 1KB

 282  Yisrael Hayom, V15 get a pass from Comptroller, but Shapira suggests new media law on bias

Some calls have even been made to declare media outlets activities and funding to be illegal campaign contributions under the guise of being media publications. 2016-10-18 08:59 4KB

 283  The £150,000 Mercedes G Wagen is the new celebrity status symbol

From royalty to models to stars of the big and small screen, there's a new must-have status symbol for celebrities, the Mercedes G Wagen SUV which costs up to £150,000. 2016-10-18 08:58 3KB

 284  Victorian footballer Riki Stephens in a coma after 'using zombie drug flakka'

Riki Stephens, 27-year-old footballer, (above) is fighting for his life after taking a synthetic drug believed to be 'flakka' on the Gold Coast as footage emerges of a man turning aggressive from the drug. 2016-10-18 08:58 3KB

 285  Snared by his own bragging rap video: Gang member who boasted about shooting people in a YouTube clip is jailed for 27 years

The clip emerged at the trial of gangster Reial ‘Lynch’ Phillips and helped convict him of being involved in a Birmingham turf war which saw eight people get shot. 2016-10-18 08:58 5KB

 286  Julio Frenk named U-M winter 2016 commencement speaker

Frenk is one of four scheduled to receive honorary degrees during the address. He is joined by jazz legend and Detroit native Ronald Carter, philanthropist and patron of the arts Maxine Frankel and medical education innovator Dr. Michael Johns 2016-10-18 08:58 3KB

 287  Bicycle computer alerts man he’s having dangerous heart problem during ride

WEST ST. LOUIS COUNTY, Mo. - You can probably tell by looking at his bike that Michael Kim is an avid bicyclist. But a couple Saturdays ago while riding he started getting some weird readings from his Garmin bike computer, which monitors his ride and things like... 2016-10-18 08:58 3KB

 288  Ferrari reveals fastest convertible ever

Ferrari revealed its fastest convertible to date -- LaFerrari Aperta at the 2016 Paris Motor Show -- and it has already sold out. 2016-10-18 08:57 1KB

 289  Phillip Schofield likens Trinny Woodall's dazzling silver top to a fish on This Morning

Trinny Woodall's sartorial selection drew an unflattering comparison during her fashion segment on Tuesday's edition of This Morning. 2016-10-18 08:57 2KB

 290  POLL-U. S. rates expected to rise in December, but lacklustre growth looks likely

By Sumanta Dey and Anu Bararia Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U. S. economy is expected to grow only modestly into next year, keeping inflation low, but the chances t... 2016-10-18 08:57 4KB

 291  ‘Oil’ Review: New Play at the Almeida Theater

Oil seems to us a fact of life: Having never known a world without it, we take it as a given and we take it for granted. Ella Hickson’s audacious stage epic, “Oil,” tilts time on its ax… 2016-10-18 08:57 4KB

 292  Rexona-Sesc dismantles PSL F2-Manila in FIVB WCWC

Rexona-Sesc Rio showed its championship pedigree and made quick work of hosts PSL-F2 Logistics Manila, 25-15, 25-13, 25-20, in its first game in the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship 2016-10-18 00:00 1KB

 293  Jim Jefferies defends Russell Crowe after Azealia Banks claims he called her a 'n****r'

Azealia Banks made headlines last week when she accused Russell Crowe of choking and verbally assaulting her during a party in his Beverly Hills suite. 2016-10-18 08:56 3KB

 294  Mayor on hotseat for racist Facebook posts about Obama is out

York, Pa. Town Council unanimously accepts Charles Wasko's resignation, but he insists he doesn't regret his actions 2016-10-18 08:56 2KB

 295  UK regulator cuts proposed earnings cap for Norway power link

Oct 18 (Reuters) - British energy regulator Ofgem said on Tuesday it has for National Grid's annual revenues from a planned electricity interconnector to Nor... 2016-10-18 08:55 2KB

 296  With yields ultra-low, Poland issues first-ever 30-year Eurobond

By Marcin Goettig and Pawel Sobczak WARSAW, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Poland surprised markets by issuing a marketable Eurobond with the longest maturity ever on Mo... 2016-10-18 08:55 3KB

 297  Kid voters have correctly predicted the last 13 elections. What about this one?

About 153,000 students across the country cast mock ballots for the presidential candidate of their choice in the Scholastic Student Vote — and the winner of the tradition has almost always prevailed in real life. 2016-10-18 08:54 3KB

 298  In Memory of Rep. Clyde Holloway

Many will remember former Rep. Clyde Holloway, R-La., as a career candidate. 2016-10-18 08:54 2KB

 299  Exclusive: VA shuffles managers, declares ‘new leadership’

Although VA Secretary Bob McDonald has asserted that more than “90%” of the VA’s medical centers have “new leadership” or “leadership teams” since he took over the troubled agency in 2014, a USA TODAY investigation found the VA has hired just eight medical center directors from outside the... 2016-10-18 08:54 8KB

 300  These five US cities are the most active

Which cities are the best for racking up miles on your tracker and living an overall active, healthy lifestyle? 2016-10-18 08:53 1KB

 301  Mormons offended by Trump could upend two-party tradition

Utah Republican State Sen. Dan Thatcher sees the 2016 election in dire terms. 2016-10-18 08:53 7KB

 302  Woman, 2-year-old nephew missing from Gary for more than a year

Authorities are looking for a woman and her 2-year-old nephew, who have been missing from northwest Indiana for more than a year. 2016-10-18 08:52 1KB

 303  What this itsy-bitsy virus took from a spider

A research team discovers venomous spider-like DNA hidden within a virus, shedding light on how viruses could be used as therapeutic tools. 2016-10-18 08:52 4KB

 304  Little Mix singer Jesy Nelson's future mother-in-law Coleen Nolan defends X Factor costumes

The girls were accused of 'dressing like strippers' on the family favourite as they performed new track, Shout Out To My Ex, but Loose Women panellist used the show to defend them on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 08:52 3KB

 305  Stafford Borough Council binmen refuse to empty family’s bins because of plastic liner

Paul and Nicola Davies, pictured, from Staffordshire, bought the black bags to improve hygiene because they only get fortnightly collections. 2016-10-18 08:51 3KB

 306  Drug reverses one baldness type; is male pattern next?

Experimental arthritis and cancer drugs regrew hair for patients with the second most common type of hair loss. Scientists want to make them work for male-pattern baldness. 2016-10-18 08:51 5KB

 307  Facebook Messenger app adds 'Conversation Topics' suggestions

The update to the California-based social network's Messenger app appears to be limited to a small number of users at present. It's not known in which regions the feature has been rolled out. 2016-10-18 08:51 3KB

 308  NHS 111 call handler walks down the aisle after diagnosing HERSELF with blood poisoning

Natasha Taylor, 27, from Kent, was struck down with sepsis just three months before she was due to get married. Despite her family being told she may not survive, she went home from hospital after 10 days. 2016-10-18 08:50 5KB

 309  Queen Letizia shows off an eye-catching skirt at mental health confederation in Madrid

The stylish mother-of-two looked chic in a red, black, white and beige graphic pencil skirt and beige blouse as she arrived at a meeting in Madrid, Spain. 2016-10-18 08:50 2KB

 310  Illegal border crossings from Mexico into U. S. up 23 percent from 2015

The total apprehensions of people trying to illegally cross the border between the U. S. and Mexico increased in 2016 from last year. 2016-10-18 08:50 2KB

 311  Trafalgar Square event celebrates Rio 2016 athletes

Britain's Olympic and Paralympic stars are being honoured in London with a celebration in Trafalgar Square. 2016-10-18 16:12 1KB

 312  Why Muslims don’t need Trump to tell them when to report criminal activity

When Aliou Niasse, a Muslim immigrant from Senegal, noticed and reported smoke coming from a car parked in Times Square in May 2010, he prevented a terrorist attack and saved lives. Police were able to disarm a car bomb before it caused any casualties. Niasse... 2016-10-18 08:49 5KB

 313  David Pocock gives Australia massive boost by returning from hand injury in time to face New Zealand

Jerome Kaino pointed to the return of Pocock as a boost for the Aussies, suggesting the visitors will be a 'different beast' to the side that suffered back-to-back thrashings by the All Blacks in August. 2016-10-18 08:48 3KB

 314  CCTV captures the shocking moment that Bristol schoolgirl is hit by a van driver

The girl, who has not been named, was crossing the road on her way to school in Bristol when she was hit on Friday. Driver Anthony Duggan, 22, was arrested and charged with dangerous driving. 2016-10-18 08:48 1KB

 315  'Adults are pretending to be children': Now even aid workers admit 'Calais kids' are LYING about their age as vulnerable nine-year-old is refused UK entry in 'shambolic' selection process

As 200 unaccompanied child migrants pour into the UK, a British aid worker volunteering at the Jungle migrant camp in Calais claims refugees are lying about their age and pretending to be children. 2016-10-18 08:48 4KB

 316  Cops: Married Female Choir Teacher Had Sex Romp With Teen

This week's married high school choir teacher arrested for allegedly having a sex romp with a 16-year-old male student is Olivia Sondheim. Sondheim, 25, teaches at Lynnwood High School in the subur 2016-10-18 16:14 5KB

 317  Paid leave reality check: What are the chances of a national law?

For the first time, the Democratic and Republican presidential nominees support mandated paid leave. How likely is a federal plan in the future? 2016-10-18 08:46 10KB

 318  Rep. Michael Burgess: Americans 'Finally Waking Up' to Failing Obamacare

The United States is "finally waking up" to the fact that Obamacare has not delivered what was advertised, and it is failing, Rep. Michael Burgess said Tuesday. 2016-10-18 08:46 1KB

 319  Scientists discover physical source of depression

An international research team says they have identified the physical source for depression in the brain in a new study. 2016-10-18 08:45 2KB

 320  Virgin America designs a one-off $10k SHOE based on its first-class plane seats

The one-of-a-kind shoes, which are crafted from the same white leather used on Virgin's first-class plane seats, are being auctioned on eBay to raise money for a charity that distributes clothes to the needy. 2016-10-18 08:45 2KB

 321  London commuter has food stuffed into her mouth by a stranger in bizarre attack

Victoria Adams, 22, said the man became enraged when she put her headphones in and closed her eyes in an attempt to ignore him on a London Midland train from Euston to Northampton. 2016-10-18 08:45 2KB

 322  Fernando Manrique installed carbon monoxide piping system in his Davidson home

Fernando Manrique was seen building an extensive network of pipes to spray carbon monoxide in the roof of his north Sydney home two days before he and his family were found dead. 2016-10-18 08:45 9KB

 323  Turkish Film Production On The Rise But Distribution Still a Challenge

ANTALYA, Turkey — While a growing number of Turkish filmmakers are making waves overseas, racking up recent awards in Venice and Cannes, a more encouraging sign for local bizzers might be bac… 2016-10-18 08:44 3KB

 324  Liverpool vs West Brom: Win tickets to the Premier League match - courtesy of Carling

MailOnline has teamed up with Carling, the Official Beer and Cider of the Premier League, to give you and three mates the chance to watch Liverpool vs West Brom on Sunday, October 22 at Anfield. 2016-10-18 08:44 1KB

 325  Tree falls in front of frozen food truck, driver hospitalized

The man was flown to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo 2016-10-18 08:44 1KB

 326  Fiona Falkiner tops her holiday in the Maldives with one last dip in the ocean

She's been enjoying a luxurious holiday in the Maldives. And Fiona Falkiner, 33, ends her envy-inducing soujourn with one last dip in the ocean. 2016-10-18 08:44 1KB

 327  Obese Bedford mother who feared her children would be bullied drops NINE STONE in one year

Hannah Bavington, 27, of Bedford, saw her weight creep up to 22st 7lb after living on a diet of crisps and takeaways. She joined Slimming World in October 2015 and one year on she has lost nine stone. 2016-10-18 08:43 4KB

 328  Judge allegedly traded light traffic offence sentences for sexual favours from defendants

A former Arkansas judge allegedly traded light traffic case sentences for sexual favours from defendants. 2016-10-18 08:43 2KB

 329  Why your coffee could cost more

UK inflation rose to 1% in September. Andy Verity explains why the fall in the pound could lead to further inflation and why you could end up paying more for your coffee. 2016-10-18 08:43 963Bytes

 330  Enchanting portraits explore the lives of locals across Asia and South America

An evocative photo series by Toronto-born photographer Luke Gram spans continents, from Asia to South America, examining the life of locals close up. 2016-10-18 08:43 1KB

 331  Police: Juvenile crashes stolen vehicle into home - Story

Police said a juvenile was ejected from a stolen vehicle after crashing it into a southwest Atlanta home. 2016-10-18 08:42 1007Bytes

 332  Father admits allowing son, 3, in car with suspected drunken driver

The suspect, and the child's mother, were also passengers in the car. 2016-10-18 08:42 3KB

 333  Rosie Huntington-Whiteley puts on an elegant display in a strappy camisole in New York

The British model and actress, 29, looked as fresh-faced and glamorous as ever after her early morning flight from Los Angeles as she touched down at New York City's JFK Airport on Monday. 2016-10-18 08:41 2KB

 334  Shocking moment bride in Beirut almost DROWNS after she jumps into a swimming pool

The clip, believed to have been filmed in Beirut, Lebanon, starts with the married couple standing on the side of the pool. The happy atmosphere quickly recedes as the bride struggles to stay afloat. 2016-10-18 08:41 2KB

 335  Illegal immigration in the US soars by 24% with over 400,000 people stopped at the border

More than 408,000 illegal immigrants were detained on the Mexican border last year - up from about 331,000 - but the number of Mexicans trying to get into the U. S. has gone down. 2016-10-18 08:41 3KB

 336  Czech ministers, parliamentarians meet Dalai Lama in test of pro-China policy

PRAGUE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A Czech minister and senior parliamentary officials held a private meeting with exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on... 2016-10-18 08:41 2KB

 337  If media lose their credibility there'll be all hell to pay

A student called into the John Robbie Show on Talk Radio 702 yesterday morning to complain that the 2016-10-18 08:41 2KB

 338  Living memorials made from trees that honour VERY different subjects

A collection of photos show some spectacular living memorials made out of trees - be they to remember a loved deceased wife or Italy's former dictator, Mussolini. 2016-10-18 08:40 1KB

 339  Will Theresa May's fight against slavery inform her trade and migration policies?

Anti-Slavery Day should put a spotlight on whether the government’s agenda helps or hinders progress on ending human trafficking 2016-10-18 08:40 5KB

 340  One-eyed matador ‘The Pirate’ gored in the eye again

Five years almost to the day after he was gored in the eye by a bull, Spanish matador Juan Jose Padilla was gored in virtually the same spot again—but he won't need to buy a second eye patch. At a bullfight in Zaragoza Saturday, the 43... 2016-10-18 08:40 1KB

 341  Georgia dad sexted 15-year-old girl just before son’s hot-car death, asked her to ‘make him a naughty old man’ by having sex with him

A prosecutor avoided eye contact with the jury as he showed the photos of Ross Harris’ penis that he sent to the underage girl. 2016-10-18 08:39 2KB

 342  What Reagan can teach us about handling Russia

In 1985, a young Robert Gates, then CIA Deputy Director for Intelligence, warned President Reagan that US covert assistance to Afghan resistance fighters battling Soviet forces and their Afghan communist proxies risked serious Russian retaliatory escalation. 2016-10-18 08:38 6KB

 343  'I want to scare the f*** out of people!' Make-up artist creates terrifying looks for Halloween including gauged out eyes and peeled-back skin

Model and make-up artist Sarah Mudle, from the Gold Coast, Australia has created 31 gruesome looks to celebrate Halloween including gauged out eyes and a prematurely aged face. 2016-10-18 08:38 2KB

 344  How to lower your property taxes in four easy steps

No matter where you live, you likely wish you paid less in taxes. Here are four steps you can take today to cut property taxes tomorrow. 2016-10-18 08:38 1KB

 345  Daniel Amartey will be the Leicester star to replace N'Golo Kante, says Copenhagen boss

Leicester City will be begging Daniel Amartey to stay once he has fulfilled his potential in three seasons’ time, according to the manager he faces in Tuesday night’s Champions League clash. 2016-10-18 08:37 2KB

 346  Tucson Fire Department Rescue Man Trapped in Chimney Video

A 26-year-old man was rescued from his chimney, where he had been trapped for four hours, by Tucson Fire Department officials on Oct. 17. 2016-10-18 19:23 978Bytes

 347  David Beckham grabs some iced refreshments after gym session in West Hollywood

The former Manchester United and Real Madrid ace, 41, clutched two smoothies after calling into a local coffee shop for refreshments on Monday afternoon. 2016-10-18 08:35 2KB

 348  Trump's scorched earth playbook creates new worry for Clinton camp

The Clinton campaign worries that Trump's bare knuckle tactics will have this negative effect on voters, says Amie Parnes. 2016-10-18 08:34 5KB

 349  Proposed school garden irks Brighton neighbors

Kissane Park neighborhood residents have signed a petition to keep FlexTech High from planting vegetables and fruit. 2016-10-18 08:32 3KB

 350  BP's Dudley: It's not demand that's the problem

BP's top executive said at an energy conference in London on Tuesday that headwinds for the oil and gas industry were present in the form of oversupply. 2016-10-18 08:32 3KB

 351  Hurricane Katrina lessons spawning change at utility companies

New smart meters help repair crews pinpoint outages while concrete utility poles stand up to hurricane-force winds. 2016-10-18 08:32 4KB

 352  Defiant Donald Trump doubles down on conspiracy claims

Defiant Donald Trump doubles down on claims that he is the target of a conspiracy. 2016-10-18 08:32 6KB

 353  Rose McGowan tweets open letter to Hollywood following rape reveal: do not work with "offenders"

In a powerfully worded message, Rose McGowan writes: "Your personal legacy, the very fabric of your being, is at stake, so fight for it. " 2016-10-18 08:30 2KB

 354  Virtual Reality Startup Baobab Studios Raised $25 Million Series B

Virtual reality startup Baobab Studios has raised a $25 million Series B round of funding from Horizons Ventures, Twentieth Century Fox, Evolution Media Partners, China’s Shanghai Media Group, Youk… 2016-10-18 08:30 2KB

 355  36 fantastical costumes from Theatre Bizarre, Michigan's wildest Halloween soiree

The first installment of Detroit's wild, annual Halloween ball took place last weekend, with more festivities planned Saturday. Here's a look at some of the most impressive costumes. 2016-10-18 08:30 984Bytes

 356  The Missing Climate Change Debate

It's important. It's controversial. It's absent from the presidential debates. 2016-10-18 08:30 1KB

 357  Make-up free Cara Delevingne looks glum as she steps out in New York

The supermodel-turned-actress, 24, went make-up free as she left her fellow single gal pal Taylor Swift's apartment in the Big Apple on Monday. 2016-10-18 08:30 2KB

 358  Wastewater dispute still a top priority for Leoni supervisor candidates

The Leoni Township supervisor race is between Republican Howard Linnabary and Democrat John Spencer. 2016-10-18 08:30 3KB

 359  Vermont newspaper publisher abandons essay contest to find new owner

The owner and publisher of a weekly Vermont newspaper has abandoned his plan for an essay contest to find a new owner for it because he failed to get enough entries. ... 2016-10-18 08:30 666Bytes

 360  Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson join cast of 'Paddington 2'

Hugh Grant and Brendan Gleeson are joining Hugh Bonneville, Sally Hawkins, Julie Walters, Jim Broadbent and Peter Capaldi in "Paddington 2. " 2016-10-18 08:29 2KB

 361  What it means for the Northwest

La Nina is here. And it will likely send snow and rain, and cause flooding in the Pacific Northwest. But there is an upside to the season. 2016-10-18 08:28 2KB

 362  Eurostar to cut 80 jobs as Brexit and terror attacks hit ticket sales

Firm will also reduce number of daily services between London and Paris as it faces 10% drop in ticket revenues 2016-10-18 08:28 2KB

 363  Activist Taking Credit For Riots Was On Hillary Payroll

An activist who bragged about disrupting multiple Donald Trump campaign events in a recent Project Veritas video was on Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton's campaign payroll, a search of Federal Elect 2016-10-18 16:14 2KB

 364  Eli Lilly is expanding its global reach: CEO

Eli Lilly is expanding its international operations to target diabetes and tuberculosis in areas lacking access to treatment. 2016-10-18 08:27 1KB

 365  Nawaz Sharif re-elected PML-N President

Islamabad, Oct 18: Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was on Tuesday re-elected the President of the Pakistan Muslim League-N (PML-N) unopposed as the nomination papers of his only rival were rejected. During scrutiny, the nomination papers of another candidate Sardar Prince Baloch... 2016-10-18 08:27 850Bytes

 366  Adorable service dog Yahoo poses for a caricature during visit to Disneyland with his handler

The patient pooch, a service dog in training called Yahoo, was captured on camera sitting quietly while an artist drew his picture at a caricature stand in the California theme park. 2016-10-18 08:25 1KB

 367  Alabama vs. Texas A&M: Crimson Tide prepare for Aggies game - SEC football

Another week, another big-time matchup for Alabama football. 2016-10-18 08:25 2KB

 368  Boris Johnson has a 'special' chance to slam the final verdict on Heathrow expansion

A special sub-committee of the Cabinet will decide whether to expand Heathrow or Gatwick 'next week', No 10 revealed today. 2016-10-18 08:24 5KB

 369  Arsenal get down to business as they look to record seventh straight victory

Arsenal will be in seventh heaven if they record a Champions League win over Ludogorets on Wednesday night as they go into the game on the back of six consecutive victories. 2016-10-18 08:23 2KB

 370  Ex-Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda to retire

Former New York Yankees pitcher Hiroki Kuroda Tuesday announced his retirement from professional baseball at the end of this season. After seven years in Maj... 2016-10-18 08:22 1KB

 371  High Point company creates beautiful, personalized furniture

HIGH POINT, N. C. -- Next week, designers and buyers will fill High Point streets for the Fall Furniture Market. Most of the market is centered around furniture that is created for your home, but there is also a big business in... 2016-10-18 08:21 1KB

 372  Matt Lauer confirms Billy Bush's Today ouster on air -- Watch

Matt Lauer began Tuesday’s edition of the Today show by confirming the ousting of Billy Bush, who on Monday was terminated for his role in the Trump scandal 2016-10-18 08:21 2KB

 373  Casual allegations of electoral fraud can be dangerous (Opinion)

Recent days and weeks have seen a remarkable amount of attention paid to the possibility of "election rigging" in the United States. 2016-10-18 08:20 3KB

 374  The Drum Network launches ‘Create Britain’ to encourage creative investment and talent post-Brexit

The Drum Network has launched ‘Create Britain’ ahead of Do It Day next month (10th November). 2016-10-18 08:20 3KB

 375  NOPD homicide unit shrinks as murders, caseloads stack up

The recommended number of New Orleans Police Department homicide detectives is nearly double that of the current staffing level. 2016-10-18 08:20 9KB

 376  CPEC could turn into another East India Company: Pak lawmakers

Several Pakistani lawmakers have warned the government that the USD 46 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) could turn into another East India Company if the country's interests were not protected. "Another East India Company is in the offing; national interests are not being... 2016-10-18 08:20 903Bytes

 377  Here's how you celebrated International Day of the Girl

From flashmob dances to an open letter to a president, here are some of the ways you championed the world’s 1.1 billion girls 2016-10-18 08:19 2KB

 378  Dwayne Johnson introduces Maui in new 'Moana' clip on social media

Dwayne Johnson has taken to social media to share a new Maui focused clip from his upcoming Disney animated adventure, "Moana. " 2016-10-18 08:19 2KB

 379  Dr. James Dobson calls for civil disobedience Contact WND

WASHINGTON – Dr. James Dobson, the extraordinarily meek Christian psychologist and perhaps the most well-known family counselor in America, called Tuesday for civil disobedience by operators of pro-life crisis pregnancy centers in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision upholding a California law... 2016-10-18 08:18 8KB

 380  Soo Locks gates to be controlled remotely

The project will enable staffers to open and close the gates remotely from the Soo Locks control center at Sault Ste. Marie. 2016-10-18 08:17 1KB

 381  Luke Perry celebrates 50th birthday with AARP Magazine cover

Former 'Beverly Hills 90210' heartthrob Luke Perry recently celebrated his 50th birthday with an appearance on the cover of AARP Magazine. 2016-10-18 08:17 1KB

 382  Is This Election Over?

We talk numbers with Nate Cohn, a reporter for The Upshot and our most trusted translator of polls. 2016-10-18 08:17 4KB

 383  'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' character posters released

Disney has released a collection of new character posters featuring the cast of "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story. " 2016-10-18 08:16 1KB

 384  Former 'Cheetah Girl' Adrienne Bailon recalls being sexually harassed by a music executive as a teenager

Adrienne Bailon is getting real about sexual harassment in the music industry. 2016-10-18 08:16 2KB

 385  Schumer: What Trump tolerates is 'poisonous to America'

Chuck Schumer, possibly the next Senate majority leader, sat down with CNBC's John Harwood to talk Trump, Clinton and chances for legislation. 2016-10-18 08:16 3KB

 386  Huge grizzly bear chased away from California family's garden by their two small pet dogs

The two courageous canines, named Bentley and Tucker, jumped into action when the giant intruder approached their yard in Bradbury, California, barking and jumping to scare it away. 2016-10-18 08:15 2KB

 387  Heathrow expansion: ministers free to object to pending decision

May allows cabinet ministers to express personal views after next week’s decision, signalling it is likely to favour third runway 2016-10-18 08:14 6KB

 388  Charlotte team rescues 115 animals from hurricane flooding

A Charlotte team sent to save animals caught up in the Hurricane Matthew flooding is credited with helping 115 dogs and cats in the past few days, including more than a dozen rescues. Most of the animals were pets that had become separated from their owners in the... 2016-10-18 08:12 2KB

 389  Perth driver caught with washing machine hanging out of car boot on freeway

A Perth motorist has given new weight to the idea of overloading washing machines after he was caught on Kwinana Freeway with a washer protruding from his boot. 2016-10-18 08:12 2KB

 390  Netflix series on the Queen's life's lavish costumes worth £100m are unveiled

The new Netflix series based on the Queen's life in the 1940s and 1950s airs next month. Now designer Michele Clapton has unveiled the lavish costume collection featuring exact replicas. 2016-10-18 08:11 4KB

 391  Catholic School Slammed For Allowing Abortion Protest

A feminist group at Marquette University is denouncing the school for allowing students to engage in the "intolerant" act of publicly protesting abortion. Last week, the student group Marquette for 2016-10-18 16:14 3KB

 392  WATCH: Star-studded ad by Beats builds up new products

Playing to the tune of Disney Pinocchio’s “No Strings” the clip featured an array of wireless headphones which caters to Apple’s recent move to remove headphone jacks on the iPhone 7. 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 393  #PodestaEmails11 reveal more contempt for Sanders — RT America

The 11th tranche of emails from John Podesta has been released by WikiLeaks. 2016-10-18 08:10 3KB

 394  BAE continues electronic support for Navy pilots

The U. S. Navy has tapped BAE Systems to provide essential maintenance and testing support for air traffic control and landing systems. 2016-10-18 08:09 1KB

 395  Fans speculate over Lauren Goodger bum implants as she flaunts curvy figure

Returned TOWIE star Lauren Goodger, 30, has prompted speculation among fans that she may have had bum implants after flaunting her new curvier derriere on social media. 2016-10-18 08:09 3KB

 396  Netflix admits its plan for China has failed

Netflix's goal of offering services in every country on earth has run up against a regulatory buzzsaw in China. 2016-10-18 08:08 3KB

 397  Syrian refugees on life in New Jersey

A young family of six reflects on the journey from war-torn Syria to Elizabeth, New Jersey. 2016-10-18 08:08 6KB

 398  Brooklyn Beckham indulges his love of cars by hitting the racetrack in new Mercedes

His father David owns a menagerie of motors including a Porsche Turbo and Ferrari 612 Scaglietti. 2016-10-18 08:06 2KB

 399  Early movers: UNH, JNJ, BLK, RF, HOG, CMG, UA, NFLX, IBM, UAL & more

Some of the names on the move ahead of the open. 2016-10-18 08:06 4KB

 400  The legendary Lucky Dube honoured on his death anniversary

Today marks nine years since legendary musician Lucky Dube tragically died after being shot during an alleged hijacking. 2016-10-18 08:06 1KB

 401  Bean-Bag Video Woman Says Using N-Word ‘Wrong,’ But No Hate Crime

The woman who hurled the n-word at Crim and spit at his wife, has been charged with a hate crime. On Monday, she said the charge stunned her, insisting she is not a racist. 2016-10-18 08:05 5KB

 402  Howa’s health prevented him assisting with public protector’s probe‚ says Guptas’ lawyer

A lawyer for the Guptas on Tuesday dismissed suspicions around the surprise resignation of Nazeem Howa as non-executive director of Oakbay Resources. 2016-10-18 08:05 2KB

 403  Wedding party volunteers at Atlanta nursing home during bachelor party weekend

ATLANTA  -- The path to marriage is getting more and more elaborate, at least on social media. Grooms make proposals they hope will go viral and weddings have their own hash tags on social media, but last weekend, a low tech, meaningful bachelor... 2016-10-18 08:03 1KB

 404  That pilot in the cockpit may someday be a robot

Government and industry are working on a robot-like autopilot system that could eliminate a second human pilot 2016-10-18 08:02 5KB

 405  Learn to swing dance, then show off your moves on Frauenthal Theater stage

Swing into fall with "Fall into Jazz" on Sunday. 2016-10-18 08:01 1KB

 406  DNA links ex-con to 1981 elderly murder victim in Lansing

State Police found a semen stain on the victim's clothing that belonged to someone other than Michael Darnell Harris. 2016-10-18 08:01 2KB

 407  Without Big Ben, Steelers' Le'Veon Bell ready to 'run the rock' against Patriots

Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell has 440 yards from scrimmage in three games since returning from suspension. 2016-10-18 08:00 2KB

 408  Carolina Panthers won't admit it, but they miss cornerback Josh Norman

Ron Rivera isn't "going there," but he doesnà 2016-10-18 08:00 6KB

 409  WIDER IMAGE-Staying put in run-down London estate, residents resist demolition

By Estelle Shirbon LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - You would never guess from inside Beverley Robinson's tidy flat, with its potted plants, family photos and pano... 2016-10-18 08:00 4KB

 410  Today at the Chicago International Film Festival: 'Futures Past'

The Chicago International Film Festival continues through Oct. 27 at AMC River East 21, 322 2016-10-18 08:00 1KB

 411  Researchers may have spotted two small dark moons hidden in rings of Uranus

Two small dark moons might be hiding in the rings of Uranus, according to a new report. 2016-10-18 08:00 1KB

 412  My career? Giant thumbs, big nuts, dead dogs

David Shrigley recently unveiled his Fourth Plinth sculpture in London. His distinct sense of humor sets him apart in the fine art world but is his work really, "really good"? 2016-10-18 08:00 4KB

 413  Will Brexit bring Ireland and Northern Ireland closer together?

Guardian readers give their views on how the Brexit vote is changing attitudes on the island, north and south of the border 2016-10-18 08:00 7KB

 414  Voters to decide if Jackson District Library receives additional $2 million or loses funding

If a millage proposal on the Nov. 8 ballot passes, the Jackson District Library's 13 branches would receive an additional $2 million per year. 2016-10-18 08:00 3KB

 415  Should Julian Assange be allowed to go free?

Officials say Julian Assange is not a prisoner, and is free to go if he's willing to answer for the accusations. What do you think? 2016-10-18 08:00 2KB

 416  Sell Chipotle on 'permanent' lost sales, Raymond James says

Raymond James downgrades Chipotle shares to underperform from market perform. 2016-10-18 08:00 1KB

 417  Venice Beach fights for its identity

Good morning. It is Tuesday, Oct. 18. People lose 30 to 40 pounds’ worth of keys on BART trains every month. Sounds like it’s time for folks to invest in keychains. Here’s what else is happening in the Golden State: 2016-10-18 08:00 2KB

 418  Failure to prosecute officers for bad shootings underscores need for discipline disclosure

The important difference between the decision by Los Angeles County prosecutors not to criminally charge Long Beach Police Officer Jeffrey Meyer for his deadly shooting of a man in 2015 and their many previous decisions not to charge police in shootings is that they pointedly took Meyer to task for substantial “tactical deficiencies” that... 2016-10-18 08:00 6KB

 419  Today: Why Trump Tower L. A. Doesn't Exist. The WikiLeaks What-Ifs.

I'm Davan Maharaj , editor-in-chief of the Los Angeles Times. Here are some story lines I don't want you to miss today. 2016-10-18 08:00 6KB

 420  The curse of the mother-in-law

I was not the absolute worst daughter-in-law who ever lived, but I'm probably the last person my mother-in-law would have chosen to paw through her private papers and possessions. Like almost everything else about her death and its after-mess, however,... 2016-10-18 08:00 5KB

 421  California's big butt problem

I have these cool neighbors. I know they are cool because they have regular get-togethers with other cool people that spill out onto the sidewalk so that passersby must dodge packs of young, arty types sipping wine and smoking American Spirits or whatever cigarette is coolest these days. 2016-10-18 08:00 4KB

 422  Drew Barrymore, Katy Perry attend Children's Hospital Los Angeles gala

In a conversation with Katy Perry before dinner at Saturday’s benefit for Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, the pop superstar’s eyes filled with tears as she recalled a December visit to the hospital when she learned about its music therapy program. 2016-10-18 08:00 4KB

 423  How worrisome are Saints' struggles to protect a lead? Q&A with Josh Katzenstein

Highlights from Monday's chat 2016-10-18 08:00 1KB

 424  Oelwein Police officer pictured mooning at Clinton US election campaign sign

Jay Perkins, a reserve police officer in Oelwein, Iowa was pictured grinning as he poses with his exposed buttocks on show, and a gun pointed at a blue Clinton/Kaine yard sign. 2016-10-18 07:59 2KB

 425  Two in Lubec charged with selling heroin, crack cocaine

Police say the arrests followed an influx of heroin into Washington County 2016-10-18 07:59 1KB

 426  VCU, Flying Squirrels hoping to build $55M baseball stadium

Virginia Commonwealth University and the Richmond Flying Squirrels are planning to work together to help fund an approximately $55 million baseball stadium. 2016-10-18 07:58 1KB

 427  Mother teaches son life lesson: ‘Household work isn’t just for women’

MONROE, Mich. -- Michigan mother and former star of MTV's "16 and Pregnant" Nikkole Paulun shared pictures of her son cooking, cleaning dishes and doing laundry to show that "household work isn't just for women. " On... 2016-10-18 07:58 1KB

 428  Tributes to a hard man

Flags flew at half-mast yesterday in the southern Irish province of Munster as books of condolence were opened across Ireland with the country reeling from the sudden death of rugby great Anthony Foley. 2016-10-18 07:57 2KB

 429  SA's mind-numbing crisis

Too few anaesthesiologists are being trained in South Africa, which results in long waiting lists for emergency surgeries, unnecessary loss of life and higher prices for services in the private sector. 2016-10-18 07:57 2KB

 430  Chelsea striker Diego Costa hailed as one of the world's best by David Luiz

David Luiz believes team-mate Diego Costa is one of the best strikers in the world and praised the Spaniard's fighting spirit. Costa is the top scorer in the Premier League this season. 2016-10-18 07:56 2KB

 431  Woman trapped in vehicle after accident on South Cobb Dr.

Emergency crews worked to remove a woman trapped inside her minivan on South Cobb Dr. at Powder Springs St. on Tuesday morning. 2016-10-18 07:55 1KB

 432  Teaching Seventh Graders in a ‘Total Mess’ of an Election Season

In Wisconsin, a crucial swing state, one teacher has aimed for civility in class, but has struggled to discuss the shocking tone of the presidential race. 2016-10-18 07:55 7KB

 433  Ratifying Pacific trade pact not on Vietnam assembly agenda

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam needs more time before it ratifies the Trans Pacific Partnership, an official said Tuesday, dealing a blow to the trade deal th... 2016-10-18 07:54 1KB

 434  Boeing Australia tapped for P-8A sustainment services

Boeing Australia is to provide sustainment support for P-8A Poseidon maritime patrol aircraft flown by the Royal Australian Air Force. 2016-10-18 07:53 1KB

 435  Advance On Mosul Continues As Aid Groups Brace For Civilian Casualties : The Two-Way : NPR

"ISIS, I think, probably wants a humanitarian catastrophe in Mosul," retired Col. Peter Mansoor tells NPR. The International Committee of the Red Cross says it's prepared to assist 270,000 people. 2016-10-18 07:53 4KB

 436  Irom Sharmila and AFSPA

Irom Chanu Sharmila (aka the Iron Lady of Manipur) is a 2016-10-18 07:52 1KB

 437  All Blacks' Richie McCaw attends Australian red carpet premiere of Chasing Great in Sydney

New Zealand rugby player Richie McCaw retired last year. And, the All Blacks captain's playing career has been honoured in the film 'Chasing Great', which he has stepped out to celebrate at the premiere. 2016-10-18 07:51 2KB

 438  Coatian Navy receives autonomous underwater vehicles

Croatia's Ministry of Defense reports the country's navy has received an undisclosed number of autonomous underwater vehicles from the United States. 2016-10-18 07:50 1KB

 439  Skye Wheatley's Instagram post showcases her EXTREMELY pert posterior

She's the former Big Brother star who frequently flaunts her surgically enhanced chest and pert posterior on social media. And on Tuesday, Skye Wheatley sent fans into body envy meltdown. 2016-10-18 07:50 3KB

 440  Calling Tehran: Vodafone Leaps Into Iran With Internet-Service Deal

Vodafone Group is partnering with an Iranian internet-service provider to help improve its networks in the country, making it the latest, big Western company to dive into the fast-opening Islamic Republic. 2016-10-18 07:49 1KB

 441  Mille Lacs advisory panel member criticizes group, resigns

A key member of a group that advises Minnesota regulators on walleye fishing on Mille Lacs Lake has resigned. 2016-10-18 07:49 1KB

 442  Netflix, Amazon battle over German Cold War spy dramas

Netflix and Amazon were facing off for a Cold War clash of two German spy series Tuesday after the phenomenal international success of espionage drama 2016-10-18 07:47 3KB

 443  Atlantans polish hundreds of apples for teachers

The Rotary Club of Buckhead has gathered for more than 40 years to polish apples and give them to teachers. 150,000 apples later, the rotary is still at it. 2016-10-18 07:47 1KB

 444  Disney-ABC’s Ben Sherwood Delivers a Keynote Speech at Mipcom

CANNES, France – Where will Ben Sherwood take Disney-ABC TV? One answer: abroad. Another: further into the digital realm. Sherwood, co-chairman of Disney Media Networks and president of the … 2016-10-18 07:46 4KB

 445  Female Afghan interpreter working with a TV crew ‘is raped by three armed migrants’ at the Jungle hours before bulldozers move in to destroy Calais camp

The rape victim, a 38-year-old woman from Afghanistan, was acting as an interpreter to a male reporter when she was bundled to the ground and raped while in the Jungle camp in Calais. 2016-10-18 07:46 5KB

 446  Heated Exchange Leaves Rubio, Murphy Frustrated After First Senate Debate

In a blistering face-off, experienced Marco Rubio and novice Patrick Murphy repeatedly attacked each other in the first of the two scheduled U. S. Senate debates... 2016-10-18 07:46 3KB

 447  BlackRock CEO Fink: It's a tough time for our clients in low-rate environment

Hedge funds and insurance companies are lowering their expectations for returns, BlackRock chief Larry Fink tells CNBC. 2016-10-18 07:46 3KB

 448  Court seems favorable to defendant claiming jury race bias

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday seemed likely to rule that racial bias in the jury room provides a limited basis for breaching the centurie 2016-10-18 07:44 4KB

 449  Man thrown off bicycle, impaled near groin by handlebars

An off-duty officer assisted the man before first responders arrived. 2016-10-18 07:44 1KB

 450  Dover woman killed in Madbury crash with freight train

MADBURY - A Dover woman was suffered fatal injuries early Tuesday when her car was hit by a frieght train near 303 Knox Marsh... 2016-10-18 07:43 1KB

 451  Ton-up Shah wants a tweak off with Ashwin

Wily Pakistan legspinner Yasir Shah yesterday wished he had a Test face-off with magician Indian offspinner Ravichandaran Ashwin in a battle of two fast wicket-taking spinners. 2016-10-18 07:42 3KB

 452  Doing what it takes to pass

From lectures in lounges to classes in coffee shops - such is the life of many Cape Peninsula University of Technology students amid violent #FeesMustFall protests. 2016-10-18 07:42 2KB

 453  British recruitment of child soldiers condemned by doctors & veterans — RT UK

In a scathing report released on Tuesday, veterans and doctors slammed the UK for recruiting child soldiers under the age of 18, arguing they are misinformed and far more likely to be killed in action, suffer long-term health issues, or commit suicide. 2016-10-18 07:40 4KB

 454  'Bull,' 'MacGyver' and 'Kevin Can Wait' get full-season orders from CBS

CBS says it has given full-season orders for three of its freshman series -- "Bull," "MacGyver" and "Kevin Can Wait. " 2016-10-18 07:40 1KB

 455  Emirates could cut Africa flights in face of economic challenges

By Tom Arnold DUBAI, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Emirates airline could reduce the frequency of flights to Africa or cut routes entirely if current economic and finan... 2016-10-18 07:39 3KB

 456  Amazing aerial footage shows the incredible patterns formed by 30,000 Kung Fu students

Incredible footage shows thousands of Kung Fu students showing off their skills in formation in China. They were taking part in the Shaolin Wushu festival which falls on October 16-20. 2016-10-18 07:39 3KB

 457  ‘Thunderbirds Are Go’ in China; Simon Chinn’s ‘War Child’ to Channel 4

ITV Studios Global Entertainment has secured a major sale for its CGI-animated “Thunderbirds Are Go” (pictured), with CCTV taking the rebooted version of the television classic for China. The sale … 2016-10-18 07:38 3KB

 458  Tilda Swinton joins Benedict Cumberbatch at Doctor Strange press event in Shanghai

Tilda Swinton, 55, put on another eye-catching display when she attended a press conference in Shanghai, China, for her new film Doctor Strange, on Monday. 2016-10-18 07:38 2KB

 459  EU nationals demand MPs safeguard ‘right to remain’ after Brexit — RT UK

Europeans resident in the UK assembled in Parliament on Tuesday to demand MPs safeguard their rights after Brexit. 2016-10-18 07:37 2KB

 460  ‘If This Proxy War Continues, America And Russia Will Come To A Point Of War’

The world is The world is "on the brink of the beginning of a large regional or global war". 2016-10-18 07:37 1KB

 461  Naomi Campbell and Iman pay last respects to legendary photographer Bill Cunningham

The models lead the biggest and brightest names in the fashion industry as they gathered to pay tribute to the renowned fashion photographer's memorial service at Carnegie Hall. 2016-10-18 07:36 3KB

 462  EU meets on climate with countries in former Soviet sphere

For the first time, European ministers said they committed to working with non-member states near the eastern territorial border on greening up the economy. 2016-10-18 07:36 3KB

 463  Sadly, IRS phone scams are very successful ‘businesses’

Despite warnings and news coverage, phone scammers continue to run very successful "businesses" posing as Internal Revenue Service agents. 2016-10-18 07:36 4KB

 464  Apple iPhone 4 handset could be obsolete by November

The phone will no longer be supported by the Cupertino-based tech firm after this month, claims Japanese website Macotakara. The site has a good record of reporting early Apple news. 2016-10-18 07:35 2KB

 465  S. Korean court to allow STX France to be sold separately

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A South Korean court has decided to allow two units of the collapsed STX shipbuilding group to be sold either separately or togethe... 2016-10-18 07:33 2KB

 466  A mother's love beats baboons and hailstorms

Barefoot and dressed in just a swimming costume, 12-year-old-Tristan Smyth knew if he were to see his mom again he would have to walk through the night. 2016-10-18 07:33 2KB

 467  London’s naked restaurant where diners eat completely in the buff set to return permanently

More than 46,000 people were on the waiting list for Bunyadi this summer, which was open for three months. But now owner Seb Lyall says he wants to find a permanent site for his 'social experiment'. 2016-10-18 07:32 1KB

 468  Teen Charged With Murder For Allegedly Avenging Brother’s Beating

A judge set $1 million bail for Elizabeth Diaz, 18, charged with murder because she allegedly drove the shooter to kill a rival gang member 2016-10-18 07:31 3KB

 469  Spoonlickers announces 4th location

Froyo shop to open in Fulton Place on Grand Rapids' west side 2016-10-18 07:31 2KB

 470  In Denmark, man arrested for emailed bomb threats

Danish police say they have arrested a 31-year-old man suspected of making a series of emailed bomb threats against major airports, a hospital, and at least two shopping centers, university... 2016-10-18 07:31 702Bytes

 471  Spain: Town may fine church over 'noisy' bells

A small Spanish town is considering fining a medieval church 16,000 euros ($17,500) because its bells are "too noisy. " The town hall of Mostoles, southwest of Madrid, said Tuesday that... 2016-10-18 07:31 692Bytes

 472  Pakistan fighter jet crashes during training flight

Pakistan's air force says a fighter jet has crashed during a routine training exercise and that there are no reports of property damage or casualties on the ground. A statement... 2016-10-18 07:31 681Bytes

 473  Orangutan orphan baby joins pack at Borneo rescue centre - video

Four months old Gatot is the youngest and smallest orangutan at the International Animal Rescue (IAR) Orangutan Centre in Ketapang 2016-10-18 07:30 1KB

 474  Boris Johnson tries out his Italian in the Commons

The UK's foreign secretary starts off in Italian as he answers a question about EU citizens' rights to stay in the UK after Brexit. 2016-10-18 07:30 831Bytes

 475  Latino voters never seem to realize our power. This year could be different

We’ve been scapegoated throughout history, but we also have a strong tradition of protest and dissent. Now is the time to harness our growing voting bloc 2016-10-18 07:30 4KB

 476  Rael Levitt denies trolling journalist

Former Auction Alliance owner Rael Levitt has come under the spotlight again. 2016-10-18 07:30 2KB

 477  Saudi Arabia prepares for bond sale to ease financial squeeze from cheap crude — RT Business

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is due to begin its first international bond sale on Wednesday to redress the country's $87 billion budget deficit following the downturn in oil prices. 2016-10-18 07:28 2KB

 478  WATCH: Pinoy striker Javier Patiño scores 2 goals in China league

The 28-year old national team member, who scored both of his squad’s points, capped off his amazing performance in spectacular fashion with a game-tying overhead kick. 2016-10-18 00:00 1KB

 479  Slimming's a bitch, say SA's sausage dogs

Trends exponent Dion Chang has gone to the dogs. 2016-10-18 07:26 817Bytes

 480  The United States and WFP welcome a Second Ship Carrying Critical Food Commodities for Sudan

In support of its operations in Sudan, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), today welcomed the arrival of over 50,000 metric tons of assorted food commodities including sorghum, lentils and vegetable oil... 2016-10-18 07:26 1KB

 481  Patent reveals improved EmDrive design that may one day take humans to Mars

Berkshire-based Roger Shawyer filed a patent for a new version of the EMDrive, which includes a super-conducting plate on one end to make the thrust even more powerful. 2016-10-18 07:25 5KB

 482  Masking tape saves endangered kiwi in New Zealand

Conservation expert's MacGyver-like fix repairs badly damaged egg. 2016-10-18 16:11 2KB

 483  James O’Keefe Gets Another Scalp: Subject of Undercover Video Ousted

This rot goes higher and deeper This rot goes higher and deeper. 2016-10-18 07:23 1KB

 484  Eric Morecambe's widow burgled while she attends statue ceremony

The home of Eric Morecambe's widow was broken into while she attended the unveiling of a statue of her late husband, the BBC understands. 2016-10-18 14:59 1KB

 485  Apple driverless car relegated to long term parking — RT Business

After two years of speculation, Apple’s self-driving car project code-named Titan, may never hit the road. The company announced a strategy shift and is laying off hundreds of employees working on the project. 2016-10-18 07:23 2KB

 486  French court lifts Salafist teenager's travel ban, national tensions laid bare

PARIS (Reuters) - A Muslim convert on Tuesday won a court order lifting a travel ban that she says was imposed because of her ultra-conservative Salafist beliefs, in a case that has exposed deep-seated tensions between secular France and its Muslim community. 2016-10-18 07:23 873Bytes

 487  Cold Feet fans go into a frenzy on Twitter as Tina and Adam's romance heats up

Cold Feet fans were willing Tina (Leanne Best) and Adam (James Nesbitt) to get together after sparks flew on screen last night. An angry slap from Tina proved just the catalyst for a passionate embrace. 2016-10-18 07:21 3KB

 488  Rosneft's partner in Essar deal says may sell stake within 5 years

By Katya Golubkova MOSCOW, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Russian private investment group United Capital Partners (UCP), which is teaming up with oil giant Rosneft to b... 2016-10-18 07:21 3KB

 489  What questions do you have about Aleppo?

We want to investigate the stories and issues that matter to you. Tell us what you want us to investigate. 2016-10-18 16:11 1KB

 490  Top cop denies student ‘hit list’ as #FeesMustFall leader due back in court

The South African Police Service (SAPS) will not be leaving campuses anytime soon. And it does not have a “hit list” of student protest leaders. 2016-10-18 07:21 3KB

 491  China may give Filipino fishermen access to Scarborough-sources

By Benjamin Kang Lim and Ben Blanchard BEIJING, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China will consider giving Filipino fishermen conditional access to disputed waters in the... 2016-10-18 07:20 5KB

 492  Charlotte is the second most progressive city for gays in NC, study reveals

The safest, most inclusive city in North Carolina for lesbian and gay people is Greensboro, with Charlotte in second place, based on a nationwide assessment of LGBTQ equality released this week by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation. 2016-10-18 07:19 3KB

 493  The diffusion of Maoism

StackSocial offers the Oregon Scientific DuoScent Aroma Diffuser for $54.99 with free shipping... 2016-10-18 07:19 3KB

 494  We want a free, fair vote in 2018, Zim opposition tells electoral body

Zimbabwe's main opposition, the MDC, has called upon the country's electoral body to "put all the necessary systems in place" to ensure that the upcoming 2018 elections are free and fair. 2016-10-18 07:17 3KB

 495  Dimwit Jezza just doesn’t get what Jew-hatred is

Hugh Ash 2016-10-18 07:16 6KB

 496  Trump’s presidential run & 6 other eerily accurate Simpsons predictions (VIDEOS) — RT Viral

Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa and Maggie have become household names since 'The Simpsons' first aired in 1987. But the show’s uncanny ability to consistently predict future events has many believing the cartoon’s creators have a crystal ball. 2016-10-18 07:16 3KB

 497  UN investigator urges review of Australian secrecy laws

A United Nations human rights investigator says the Australian government is becoming increasingly secretive through a range of new laws, including a gag on officials speaking out about conditions at an Australia-run immigration camp in Nauru. ... 2016-10-18 07:16 877Bytes

 498  Men behaving badly: Why annoying plane passengers are most likely to be self-centred, infrequent flyers and... MALE

According to new research from Florida International University, men who have less experience flying and describe themselves as being selfish make the most irksome plane passengers. 2016-10-18 07:15 2KB

 499  Comment: In the long term, China is not alliance material for Israel

Predictions of a new special relationship that supplants that of Israel and the United States are very premature. 2016-10-18 07:13 5KB

 500  Fire on premises of space rocket center in Samara, Russia (VIDEO) — RT News

A huge blaze has broken out at a warehouse of the Progress State Research and Production Rocket Space Center in the southern Russian city of Samara, local media report. Up to 1,000 sq meters could have been affected. 2016-10-18 07:13 1KB

 501  More than 350,000 Afghan refugees return from Pakistan: UN

More than 350,000 Afghan refugees have returned to their war-torn homeland from Pakistan this year, UN data show, with the torrent of people crossing the bor... 2016-10-18 07:12 3KB

 502  Scopa gets teeth to charge officials

The walls are closing in on corrupt public officials as legislators crack down on errant behaviour by government employees. 2016-10-18 07:10 2KB

 503  The diva with drive: Opera singer Carly Paoli meets Liz Jones

She has performed alongside Bocelli and Carreras, and topped the classical charts – yet opera star Carly Paoli still lives at home with her parents. Liz Jones meets the singing sensation 2016-10-18 07:09 14KB

 504  ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 8 Returns to Fox in International Markets

CANNES, France — “The Walking Dead” will return to Fox in 125 countries for Season 8, following AMC’s renewal of the show. Season 8 will premiere next year. Fox partnered with AMC on the seri… 2016-10-18 07:07 1KB

 505  Macy's bucks trend, opens even earlier on Thanksgiving

Macy's is not only going to welcome shopper on the holiday, but do it earlier. 2016-10-18 07:06 2KB

 506  Once jobless and uncounted, eager workers could slow Fed rate hike

By Howard Schneider WELLSTON, Missouri, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The crammed-to-capacity parking lot at a job training center in this St. Louis suburb is exhibit A... 2016-10-18 07:06 7KB

 507  Double Eagle Energy, a Texas unicorn, preps for a rare oil IPO

By Mike Stone Oct 18 (Reuters) - Double Eagle Energy Permian LLC is a unicorn roaming the barren landscape of West Texas. Founded by a retired NFL player and... 2016-10-18 07:05 7KB

 508  Meet 'boet'... the other Tata

To the world he became Tata, but to those who knew him in the 1960s, he was 2016-10-18 07:04 2KB

 509  What a seven-year-old can teach us about the decline in live sport viewing

Forgive me a little personal indulgence for a moment. 2016-10-18 07:02 5KB

 510  Greggs bakery trials delivery service in Newcastle - and social media is in meltdown

Greggs Delivered now whisks pastries directly to workers. The bakery chain is currently only trialling the service at a retail centre in Newcastle, but is set to roll it out in London and Manchester next. 2016-10-18 07:01 5KB

 511  Telling a story with the right gear

Technical aspects aside, photography is all about storytelling. And this is how Michael Ori built Ori Media, which is based in Salt Lake City, Utah. 2016-10-18 00:00 4KB

 512  Even the police are revolting in France: Investigation launched after 500 angry officers cause chaos in the Champs Elysees during 1am protest over violence suffered by colleagues

The protest follows a violent attack which left two officers seriously injured. One protestor said: 'We're sick of hearing about colleagues getting attacked'. 2016-10-18 07:01 2KB

 513  Trump Down in NH, But Sen. Ayotte May Top Tight Contest

Although Donald Trump is slightly trailing Hillary Clinton in most polls of New Hampshire voters, there is strong evidence that - even with Clinton carrying the Granite State's electoral votes - Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte will pull off a hard-fought battle for... 2016-10-18 07:00 3KB

 514  Thomas Tull Leads Startup Heal $26.9 Million Funding Round

Legendary CEO Thomas Tull, wearing his venture-capital investor hat, led a $26.9 million Series A round in Heal, a Santa Monica startup that’s trying to do for in-home doctor visits what Uber… 2016-10-18 07:00 2KB

 515  Michigan GOP 'confident' voters can trust election results

The Michigan Secretary of State and attorney general, as well as the Michigan Republican Party say voters should be confident of a clean election this November, spokespersons for those organizations said Monday. 2016-10-18 07:00 3KB

 516  At last, a distraction-free bye week allowed Michigan to get healthy, dream big

For the first time in a long time, the bye week was what it's meant to be. 2016-10-18 07:00 5KB

 517  Funeral services for slain Palm Springs police officers to take place Tuesday

Palm Springs Police Officer Lesley Zerebny was a new mom to a little girl, back on the job after maternity leave. Officer Jose “Gil” Vega was a 35-year department veteran planning to retire in December. 2016-10-18 07:00 4KB

 518  Miley Cyrus, Helen Mirren, Rachel Bloom talk politics during Variety's Power of Women lunch

The current firestorm surrounding the presidential election added fuel to remarks at Variety’s Power of Women luncheon presented by Lifetime at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel. 2016-10-18 07:00 5KB

 519  Chuck Berry, 90, will release his first new album in four decades, 'Chuck'

Forget all those upstarts who just spent the last two weekends at Desert Trip in Indio: In conjunction with his 90th birthday today, rock ’n’ roll pioneer Chuck Berry has announced the release next year of his first new album in nearly 40 years. 2016-10-18 07:00 4KB

 520  EPA begins $3-million cleanup at site of Maywood magnesium fire

The Environmental Protection Agency launched a cleanup Monday of the Maywood metal yard that burned down in June, part of a two-month waste removal project at the shuttered property. 2016-10-18 07:00 4KB

 521  Solid academics may not be enough to keep six L. A. charter schools open

When the Los Angeles Board of Education meets Tuesday, it is expected to vote on whether to shut down six charter schools. The main reasons have nothing to do with academics and may not be made public, which outrages charter advocates. 2016-10-18 07:00 7KB

 522  How to get flawless skin without breaking the bank

From high end to drug store buys, you don't always have to break the bank to find the best foundation for your skin type. 2016-10-18 07:00 3KB

 523  Top 5 foundations for oily skin

If you have oily skin, finding the right makeup can be a total pain. Check out this cheat sheet to help narrow your search. 2016-10-18 07:00 3KB

 524  10 nutritious finds on the freezer aisle for healthful home cooking

Make your freezer work for you: 10 nutritious finds in the freezer case that make healthy meal prep fast, convenient and more cost-effective. 2016-10-18 07:00 6KB

 525  Why is Hillary Clinton so unlikable? The story goes far back

A sense of untrustworthiness has haunted the Democrat this election, but the roots of hostility against her are much deeper 2016-10-18 07:00 6KB

 526  Mexican brands mock Trump: 'There's a common sense he's our enemy'

Companies including Tecate and Cucapá are using humor to push back against the Republican’s fighting talk (and market their products) 2016-10-18 07:00 6KB

 527  Extremist militias recruiting in fear of Clinton winning election, activists say

Extremist surge got national attention during the Oregon militia standoff and has continued to rise with Trump, with his legitimization of white nationalist politics 2016-10-18 07:00 10KB

 528  Lichtenstein: Jets A Wreck At Every Position, Not Just Quarterback

The reasons for the Jets' 1-5 start go way beyond the ineptitude of quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick. 2016-10-18 06:59 1KB

 529  The hottest spot on Earth has a melting economy

Like other countries in the Persian Gulf, Kuwait is positioning its economy for the rising heat waves that threaten its future. 2016-10-18 06:59 8KB

 530  Strictly Come Dancing: Ed Balls boogies with Carol Kirkwood

Ex-shadow chancellor and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Ed Balls shows off his moves as he throws BBC weather presenter Carol Kirkwood around the Victoria Derbyshire studio. 2016-10-18 06:58 889Bytes

 531  Moscow results to decide final WTA Finals spot

With Serena Williams' decision to withdraw from next week's WTA Finals, the final spot in the year-end tournament will be decided in Moscow. 2016-10-18 06:57 2KB

 532  20 dead in Pygmy/Bantu caterpillar clashes in DR Congo

At least 20 people have been killed in three days of clashes in southeast DR Congo between Pygmy and Bantu people over a disputed caterpillar collection tax,... 2016-10-18 06:57 1KB

 533  Child bride (15) forced into arranged marriage died in labour 'as she gave birth so young'

A 15-year-old girl has died in labour as a result of complications caused by giving birth at such a young age. 2016-10-18 06:57 1KB

 534  Saudi police arrest Snapchat star for ‘dressing like a woman in online posts’

Officers in Qassim in Saudi Arabia arrested the man they described as a 'famous Snapchat personality' for producing material that was 'insulting to public order' after citizens complained. 2016-10-18 06:57 3KB

 535  The 'apocalyptic exosuit': Comic fan builds gigantic Halloween costume - that takes 20 MINUTES to put on

Jay Wynn, 35, from Gloucester, walks around on wooden stilts inside his gigantic costume. It took him two months to complete his masterpiece out of cardboard, foam and spray paint. 2016-10-18 06:56 1KB

 536  Ukip may be dead but its agenda is alive and well

The hard-right party is in a death spiral, but its ideas now dominate government policy. Labour needs to meet this challenge with vigour and clarity 2016-10-18 06:56 4KB

 537  Nicki Minaj meets Lauryn Hill, bows at her feet

Nicki Minaj got the chance to meet her idol, Lauryn Hill, while backstage at the Tidal X show in Brooklyn on Saturday and literally bowed at her feet. 2016-10-18 06:56 1KB

 538  'I can feel it coming in the air tonight'

Phil Collins has announced a comeback tour, saying he has changed his mind about retirement. 2016-10-18 06:54 1KB

 539  Asda accused of 'cultural appropriation' for selling a Halloween Day of the Dead costume

The supermarket has been criticised by shoppers for its ‘Halloween Day of the Dead skeleton costume’ inspired by the annual Dia de Muertos festival in Mexico. 2016-10-18 06:53 6KB

 540  Geordie Shore star Sophie Kasaei shows off her fuller figure as she larks around on beach in barely-there white bikini with full make-up

The 26-year-old reality starlet, who soared to fame in the show's 2011 inauguration, showed off her fuller figure as she slipped into a barely-there white bikini while playing a bat and ball game 2016-10-18 06:53 3KB

 541  Freshers' week now 'more like entering a convent': Professor says university crackdowns on student freedom stops them growing up

Frank Furedi, emeritus professor of sociology at the University of Kent, pictured, says starting university now resembles an induction course 'into a convent'. 2016-10-18 06:52 1KB

 542  Made In Chelsea's Fredrik Ferrier reveals fears the show 'would bomb' in first season

The 27-year-old musician spent recent years embarking on a career in the art world yet returned to the programme after realising he was not content in his career 2016-10-18 06:52 5KB

 543  AFL's Jake King scored TV job after being mistaken as indigenous

Former Richmond player Jake King has admitted he scored a job on a popular AFL television show - because the producers mistook him for being indigenous. 2016-10-18 06:52 1KB

 544  Frog in your throat? Moment duck snares toad leaving the amphibian's legs dangling around its beak like a moustache

The hungry bird was pictured pecking at the toad before snaring the amphibian at a lake in Germany. 2016-10-18 06:52 1KB

 545  Feds: Grandma snuck $500k in cocaine into Detroit

In a bizarre drug bust involving a grandmother with a checkered past and a person known as "Loverboy," the federal government has charged a 63-year-old woman with sneaking $500,000 worth of cocaine onto a Detroit-bound plane from Las Vegas and then t 2016-10-18 06:51 5KB

 546  If you enjoy steamy first-date sex head to Iceland but don’t expect a man to hold the door open in Italy: Dating etiquette from around the world revealed

Dating customs vary hugely across the world. For example, in China some parents take photos of their offspring to 'marriage markets' and in South Korea suitors carry their girlfriend's handbag. 2016-10-18 06:51 1KB

 547  Iraqi refugee Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan living in Houston admits he tried to join ISIS

Omar Faraj Saeed al-Hardan, (pictured), admitted he had pledged loyalty to the Islamic State while living in Texas and had obtained training to use tactical weapons, including an AK-47. 2016-10-18 06:51 2KB

 548  Sika case puts Swiss minority shareholder rights in spotlight

By John Revill ZURICH, Oct 18(Reuters) - One of Europe's most bitter takeover battles is set to enter a key stage soon when a court rules if the founding fam... 2016-10-18 06:50 4KB

 549  AFL star Kieren Jack's parents look crushed a day after his engagement to Charlotte Goodlet

Gary and Donna Jack were not celebrating their son Kieren's recent engagement on Tuesday evening, with the father more interested in bringing in the bins at his Sydney home. 2016-10-18 06:50 3KB

 550  British adventurer Alistair Humphreys on expedition to the wilds of Bhutan

Alistair Humphreys is visiting Sakteng Wildlife Sanctuary to find the Yeti. It has been part of folklore in Bhutan since the late 1700s, with several high-profile sightings that stay unexplained to this day. 2016-10-18 06:50 4KB

 551  Lauren Pope showcases her ripped abs and pert behind in striped bikini in Ibiza

The fitness fanatic, 34, showed off the fruits of her labour in a demure striped two piece, which made the most of her envy-inducing abs. 2016-10-18 06:49 3KB

 552  Waitress receives tip saying ‘A woman’s place is in the home’

GREENVILLE, S. C. -- A South Carolina waitress was appalled after she received a tip on a napkin from a couple that read "a woman's place is in the home. " The incident occurred on Oct. 13 when the waitress... 2016-10-18 06:49 1KB

 553  Fernando Torres hails Atletico Madrid teammate Jan Oblak as ‘best in the world’

Fernando Torres heaped praise on his Atletico teammate Jan Oblak by calling him the 'best goalkeeper in the world'. The striker posted the message alongside a photo of the pair on Instagram. 2016-10-18 06:48 2KB

 554  Piers Morgan pokes fun at Lord Sugar's looks in amusing GMB interview

Piers Morgan, 51, and Lord Sugar, 69, brought their online banter into the Good Morning Britain studio on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 06:48 2KB

 555  WORLD EXCLUSIVE - Security scandal at Kim robbery hotel: 'Concierge' held at gunpoint reveals shocking failures he warned of SIX YEARS ago... and the Mail finds that security code STILL hasn't been changed

The ‘concierge' at the centre of the £8.5million Kim Kardashian heist today broke his silence to claim that the prestigious hotel was to blame for the robbery because they ‘didn’t care’ about security. 2016-10-18 06:48 11KB

 556  The U. S. Media Has Fully Weaponized – A Remarkable Thing To Witness…

There are literally a hundred current stories/issues which, under normal non-corrupt circumstances, would be top headlines There are literally a hundred current stories/issues which, under normal non-corrupt circumstances, would be top headlines. 2016-10-18 06:48 4KB

 557  Last day to register to vote in Maryland

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- Tuesday marks the last day Maryland residents can register to vote in the 2016 general election. 2016-10-18 06:47 1022Bytes

 558  Defending champs Eczacibasi sweep Pomi to open WCWC bid

Defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul looked every part of a titleholder when it swept Pomi Casalmaggiore, 25-17, 25-18, 25-15, to start its journey in the FIVB Women’s Club World 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 559  Teresa Palmer auditioned via IPHONE for Mel Gibson-directed Hacksaw Ridge

She plays the lead role of Dorothy Schutte in Mel Gibson's highly-anticipated film Hacksaw Ridge. 2016-10-18 06:46 2KB

 560  Goldberg returns to WWE, accepts Brock Lesnar's challenge

Professional wrestling icon Bill Goldberg returned to WWE for the first time in 12 years Monday to accept Brock Lesnar's challenge. 2016-10-18 06:45 2KB

 561  Obese mother who gorged on 13k calories a day sheds almost a THIRD of her weight

Patty Sanchez, 52, from Reno, Nevada, weighed 714lbs at her heaviest - but after splitting with her feeder boyfriend she shed the weight - and found the love of her life in the process. 2016-10-18 06:45 4KB

 562  Teenager started threatening his family with knives after a common throat infection triggered 'exorcist syndrome'

Cameron Lindsay, 14, from Ballyclare, Northern Ireland, suffers from a rare disorder which causes him to suffer violent rages. Doctors believe it was triggered by a bout of scarlet fever. 2016-10-18 06:45 5KB

 563  Cameron could have won EU referendum if he had eased austerity by £3bn, study claims - Politics live

Rolling coverage of the day’s political developments as they happen 2016-10-18 06:44 8KB

 564  Philip Green says selling BHS for £1 to a bankrupt businessman was an 'honest mistake'

The billionaire, dubbed 'Sir Shifty' by critics, has hit back at a parliamentary inquiry criticising his role in the collapse of the High Street chain, calling an MPs' report on the retailer's demise 'bizarre'. 2016-10-18 06:44 5KB

 565  Emmerdale's Dominic Brunt says dramatic episode of the soap is a must-see

Dominic Brunt, who plays Paddy Kirk, claimed viewers will be blown away by an upcoming Emmerdale episode which will see at least one character end up dead. 2016-10-18 06:44 2KB

 566  Bolton couple bought £55k Porsche seized by police who said it belonged to someone else

Simon and Susan Walker bought the burgundy Porsche Cayenne 4.8 Turbo for their 25th wedding anniversary from a garage in Bolton, Greater Manchester. 2016-10-18 06:44 4KB

 567  Paolo Ballesteros makes himself up as Anne Curtis

Comedian Paolo Ballesteros has once again unleashed his tools and magically transformed himself into his "Bakit Lahat ng Gwapo May Boyfriend" co-star Anne Curtis. Reaching 2016-10-18 00:00 1KB

 568  VIDEO: ‘Rapist’ Protesters Strike Bill Clinton Rally In New Hampshire

“Bill Clinton is a rapist! Bill Clinton is a rapist!” two men yelled, approaching the media riser at Keene State College “Bill Clinton is a rapist! Bill Clinton is a rapist!” two men yelled, approaching the media riser at Keene State College. 2016-10-18 06:43 1KB

 569  Toddler Star Wars fan trots around in his incredible handmade Halloween costume

Clint Case, from Fullerton, California, posted a video of his son with his amazing Star Wars tauntaun costume online last week. Viewer Aaron Peña said: 'Freaking awesome!' 2016-10-18 06:43 2KB

 570  Abu Sayyaf suspect shot dead by Marines in Tawi-Tawi

Marine soldiers in Tawi-Tawi shot dead a suspected Abu Sayyaf member said to be involved in the Sipadan hostage crisis after the latter reportedly tried to grab the firearm of a soldier while being brought to a police station on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 00:00 1KB

 571  International MPs come to Jerusalem to stress its Jewish connection

"Since its reunification in 1967, the holy city has again become a magnet for visitors of all faiths and denominations. " 2016-10-18 06:42 3KB

 572  Orlando Bloom returns to Legolas look as she shows off bleached blonde hair in Shanghai

The star, who debuted his new look on Friday, was promoting his new film S. M. A. R. T Chase: The Dragon and Phoenix in Shanghai. 2016-10-18 06:42 2KB

 573  Kurdish peshmerga sprint through fierce gunfire during Mosul offensive – video

Video captured by Kurdish peshmerga troops shows fighters running through gunfire outside Isis-controlled Mosul 2016-10-18 06:42 1KB

 574  Deadly red-bellied black snake slithers along George Street in Sydney's city centre

A deadly red-bellied black snake (pictured) was spotted slithering down the footpath outside a busy bar on George Street in Sydney's city centre about 1pm on Tuesday. 2016-10-18 06:41 1KB

 575  The troubled families programme was bound to fail – and ministers knew it

The data was manipulated to paint 120,000 families as antisocial and dysfunctional. This led to bad policy, funding mismatches and poor results 2016-10-18 06:40 5KB

 576  Australia Denies Allegations of Torture at Migrant Camp

Australia has rejected allegations by human rights campaigners that conditions on a small South Pacific Island where migrants are kept “amount to torture.” Amnesty International’s report claims that many asylum seekers held at the Australian-run camp on Nauru have attempted suicide to escape indefinite detention. Amnesty International... 2016-10-18 06:40 1KB

 577  Iggy Azalea slams Guy Sebastian on The X Factor Australia as he chooses his top three

The Fancy hitmaker slammed Guy Sebastian for some of his decisions while choosing the top three during the three-seat challenge 2016-10-18 06:39 3KB

 578  Jerusalem Post

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 579  The Bachelor Richie Strahan reveals he's finally met Alex Nation's son Elijah

It's the meeting Bachelor fans have been eagerly awaiting. Months have passed since filming ended on the series and we still haven't seen Bachelor Richie meet Alex's son, Elijah. 2016-10-18 06:39 1KB

 580  Samit Patel to play in BPL after receiving security assurances

Samit Patel will take part in the impending Bangladesh Premier League, despite Professional Cricketers' Association advice to stay at home next month. Patel... 2016-10-18 06:38 2KB

 581  More reserves uncovered in Norwegian waters

A day after confirming a new discovery of natural resources in the North Sea, the Norwegian government said more oil was uncovered in the Norwegian Sea. 2016-10-18 06:38 2KB

 582  Stocky teen girl tries to goad man into fighting her at Debden tube station in Epping

The argument, which was filmed at Debden station, Essex, yesterday, allegedly began after one girl said she 'hated Essex white people'. One girl can be heard asking 'Who's a black c***?' 2016-10-18 06:38 2KB

 583  NRSC spokeswoman Andrea Bozek describes how to target millenials this election and beyond

National Republican Senatorial Committee communications director Andrea Bozek says targeting millennial voters involves reaching young people on social media but also by highlighting the issues that matter to them. 2016-10-18 06:37 3KB

 584  French civil servant who hasn't worked for 10 years still paid more than £3k PER MONTH

Bosko Herman has been paid more than £450,000 in a decade - and is entitled to a monthly pay packet until he reaches retirement age in 2023. 2016-10-18 06:37 2KB

 585  UN High Commissioner For Refugees Visits Iraqi Camp as Mosul Offensive Gets Underway Video

Up to 700,000 people could be forced from their homes as a result of the battle for Mosul, according to the U. N. 2016-10-18 19:26 1KB

 586  YouTube UFO hunters spot a 'weapon' in Apollo 11 moon images in latest bizarre claim

The black and white picture is thought to have been taken on the 1969 Apollo 11 space mission to the moon, which was manned by Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin. 2016-10-18 06:36 2KB

 587  Bertie Ahern says strengthening Irish border checks after Brexit 'illogical'

Former taoiseach Bertie Ahern has dismissed the idea that border checks could be beefed up in Ireland to control immigration into Britain. 2016-10-18 06:36 2KB

 588  Bath residents brave rain to join mile-long queue for free PIZZA at The Stable

Bath residents waited patiently for more than two hours for pizza at the city's popular diner 'The Stable' last night. The only conditions were that people had to eat their freebies in the restaurant. 2016-10-18 06:35 2KB

 589  India's Modi compares military's 'surgical strike' capabilities to Israel

Modi made the comments in light of a recent clandestine operation conducted by the Indian military that saw multiple Pakistani militant bases in occupied Kashmir destroyed last month. 2016-10-18 06:35 2KB

 590  Charge dropped against mechanic in fatal hayride crash case

Prosecutors also dismiss two of four criminal charges against Harvest Hill Farm. 2016-10-18 06:35 1KB

 591  Can China keep its giant economy on track?

China is expected to post stable growth for the third quarter, but rising debt levels are cranking up the risks for the world's second largest economy. 2016-10-18 06:34 3KB

 592  Elizabeth Hurley shows off her phenomenal figure in sizzling bikini Instagram selfie

She's the owner of her own swimwear line. And Elizabeth proved to be her own best advert for the brand as she slipped into a skimpy red bikini on Monday. 2016-10-18 06:33 2KB

 593  Battle for Mosul: will this be the end of Islamic State? US election 2016: Donald Trump's sleazy fumble for power is damaging democracy

The militant group's grip on power is slipping but it has proved resilient in the past. 2016-10-18 16:11 15KB

 594  Click Frenzy website crashes during flash sale of overseas holiday destinations

Holiday makers hoping to score massive discounts on overseas trips have taken to social media vent their frustration after the website offering the 24-hour sale crashed on Tuesday night. 2016-10-18 06:32 2KB

 595  Service dog or furry friend? Maine clarifies law

The Maine Human Rights Commission says many people in the disability community are unaware of the changes, which include a new category called assistance animals. 2016-10-18 06:31 1KB

 596  Family of toddler with a deadly blood disorder devastated after a SECOND donor pulls out

Ava Stark, from Fife, who has inherited bone marrow failure, had packed her suitcase and was just 24 hours from going into hospital in Glasgow when her mother got the devastating phone call. 2016-10-18 06:31 3KB

 597  Marcos: Hero’s burial not payback from Duterte

Former Senator Ferdinand Marcos on Tuesday maintained that his family only gave political support to President Rodrigo Duterte when he ran in the May 2016 national elections, denying reports that his sister Imee Marcos was campaign donor. 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 598  See 30 Michigan counties with most registered voters and how they voted in 2012

Here is a snapshot of voter registration in the top 30 counties, 2016-10-18 06:30 817Bytes

 599  Porn-hub: Indian train station gets free WiFi, commuters indulge — RT Viral

An Indian train station that introduced free WiFi for commuters has become a hotspot for porn searches. Patna station has attracted a new wave of visitors, not all of whom are there to catch a train. 2016-10-18 06:29 2KB

 600  Hawks smash sex ring

A syndicate of Nigerians smashed in Pretoria last month for human trafficking could face a R100-million fine or life in prison, or both, for trafficking 10 girls who they kept as sex slaves. 2016-10-18 06:29 2KB

 601  ‘If we put up with this, what’s next?’ – author of petition against closure of RT’s UK bank accounts — RT News

It’s important to stand up against NatWest’s decision to close RT’s UK bank accounts, said British journalist Oliver Tickell, who launched a petition protesting the move, while asking “if we put up with this, then what’s next?” 2016-10-18 06:29 3KB

 602  Bangkok Glass struggles against taller Volero Zürich

Volero Zurich and Bangkok Glass are two teams on the far ends of the height spectrum. And Volero Zurich's glaring size advantage proved difficult for the Asian power to overcome. “We 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 603  French gameshow host provokes outrage after he kisses a woman’s breast on live TV

Viewers were left outraged after gameshow host Jean-Michel Maire asked actress Soroya for a kiss on popular French TV show TPMP but when she refused decided to then kiss her breast. 2016-10-18 06:27 3KB

 604  ASOS says international sales help to shore up demand

By Sarah Young LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - ASOS, the British online fashion retailer, said fast-changing product ranges and an expanding international custome... 2016-10-18 06:27 2KB

 605  Usain Bolts hangs out with Salomon Kalou as he parties in nightclub in Jamaica

Salomon Kalou and Usain Bolt are a rather unlikely duo, but the pair were pictured together in a nightclub in Jamaica. The footballer and sprinter posed for the snap wearing identical caps. 2016-10-18 06:26 2KB

 606  Holidaymaker to sue Thomson after he ended up in intensive care when excess chlorine was added to Tenerife hotel pool

Adam Morton, 43, was playing with his son in the pool of the Tenerife resort when he suffered a severe coughing fit, collapsed and had to be taken to hospital. He is now taking legal action. 2016-10-18 06:24 4KB

 607  US elections chief left behind Kansas scandal

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- When Brian Newby took the helm of a federal election agency, he left behind an unfolding scandal in Kansas where he was having an aff 2016-10-18 06:23 6KB

 608  Italian savers bank on post office to survive next crisis

By Francesca Landini and Maria Pia Quaglia MILAN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Italians worried about the stability of their banks have found a new place to put their... 2016-10-18 06:23 6KB

 609  Dog chained to Ga. home survives Hurricane Matthew

BRUNSWICK, Ga. -- A dog found tied up to the side of a Brunswick home during Hurricane Matthew is getting a second chance. 2016-10-18 06:23 1KB

 610  Algeria picks SGS for grain import inspections

PARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Algeria's state grains agency OAIC has chosen SGS to handle inspections of import cargoes under a planned two-year agreement, the S... 2016-10-18 06:23 1KB

 611  'Road rage' truck driver rams car down highway in video taken in Malaysia

Terrifying dashcam footage taken by a motorcyclist following behind the big rig shows the truck pushing a smaller car down a slip road in Malaysia. 2016-10-18 06:23 1KB

 612  JSE probes Gupta firm

Oakbay Resources, the listed arm of the Gupta family's businesses, is again the subject of a Johannesburg Stock Exchange investigation. 2016-10-18 06:23 3KB

 613  Brexit could end up CUTTING food prices as farmers will be freed from Brussels red tape

The UK was on track to be hit with additional compliance costs worth up to £7.5 billion a year before it decided to leave the EU, the Institute of Economic Affairs (IEA) said. 2016-10-18 06:21 3KB

 614  Why doesn't anyone want to buy Twitter? As the social network's suitors vanish, marketers have their say

When Salesforce confirmed it was no longer interested in a Twitter buyout over the weekend the news all but ended speculation of a sale for the social network. 2016-10-18 06:21 6KB

 615  Bournemouth's Zara clothing store shunned woman breastfeeding in changing rooms

Charlotte Stanbridge says she was shopping in Zara in Bournemouth with her seven-month-old baby Teddy when she asked staff if she could take him into the changing room to feed him. 2016-10-18 06:20 3KB

 616  Putin's paranoia: fear and loathing inside the Kremlin

New book by journalist who spent years interviewing dozens of sources reveals a regime where disloyalty is the biggest crime 2016-10-18 06:18 6KB

 617  Brother urges Paris suspect Salah Abdeslam to speak

Mohamed Abdeslam urges his brother - sole surviving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam - to break his silence over his role in the attacks. 2016-10-18 13:52 2KB

 618  Cagayan braces for supertyphoon ‘Lawin’

Typhoon “Lawin” (international name Haima) may become a super typhoon before its projected landfall in Cagayan early Thursday, the state weather bureau said. 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 619  N'Golo Kante a fan of Chelsea changes as Antonio Conte goes 3-4-3

Frenchman Kante, one of the pivotal figures in Leicester's brilliant title-winning season, has featured in all eight of Chelsea's league games this campaign since joining from the Foxes. 2016-10-18 06:17 2KB

 620  Google is updating its search to give priority to those on mobiles

The update was announced by Google webmaster trends analyst Gary Ilyes at a recent marketing conference in Las Vegas. 2016-10-18 06:17 3KB

 621  Seasonal dessert inspired by classic French apple tart

Store-bought puff pastry makes putting this dish together quick and easy 2016-10-18 06:16 3KB

 622  High-ranking Kremlin official dismisses media report of planned ‘KGB revival’ — RT Russian politics

Former head of the Russian presidential administration Sergey Ivanov says media reports about plans to merge all of the country’s security agencies into one are untrue and most likely a hoax concocted by reporters to boost their popularity. 2016-10-18 06:15 3KB

 623  Caitlin Moran launches crowdfunding bid for more Raised By Wolves

Author Caitlin Moran has launched a Kickstarter campaign to pay for new episodes of her critically acclaimed comedy Raised By Wolves. The writer and columnis... 2016-10-18 06:14 2KB

 624  First Dates fans go crazy for 66-year-old wild child

First Dates fans went wild for Londoner Teresa, 66, on last night's show after the purple-haired mum-of-five described herself as the 'queen' of the gay bars. But unfortunately her date wasn't so keen. 2016-10-18 06:14 3KB

 625  ‘Our neighbourhood is not for sale’: Quito residents fight to stay put – in pictures

As a huge road project is planned in the Ecuadorian capital, residents of Bolaños face displacement from the neighbourhood they created and looked after on a steep hillside 2,800 metres above sea level. Will the city listen? 2016-10-18 06:14 1KB

 626  Probe will have just one chance to be captured by Mars' gravity

Schiaparelli separated from the Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) on Sunday and is now descending. The spacecraft is controlled from the European Space Operations Centre in Darmstadt, Germany. 2016-10-18 06:13 4KB

 627  Election Cycle: Biking the US-Mexico Border

The U. S.-Mexico border is nearly 2,000 miles long. 2016-10-18 06:13 2KB

 628  Silver Alert issued for missing 68-year-old NC man

UNION COUNTY, N. C. -- A Silver Alert has been issued for a missing man out of Union County. Ernice Bivens, 68, was reported missing from 8214 Idlewild Trail in Indian Trail. He was last seen wearing a black jacket with black... 2016-10-18 06:13 1KB

 629  FIFA charges Kosovo, Croatia over chants at WCup qualifier

FIFA has opened disciplinary cases against Kosovo and Croatia for anti-Serbia chants by fans during a World Cup qualifying match. 2016-10-18 06:12 1KB

 630  The Block's Kim vents frustration over overwhelming role as apartment treasurer

After a fake tan fail on Monday night's episode of The Block, Kim was faced with some financial drama on Tuesday's installment. 2016-10-18 06:12 2KB

 631  Time Team's Sir Tony digs in to save archaeology A-level

Sir Tony Robinson has backed a campaign to try to save A-level archaeology. Sir Tony, who fronts Channel 4's Time Team programme, urged his online followers... 2016-10-18 06:12 2KB

 632  Skies above war-torn Aleppo fall quiet for now

The skies above the Syrian city of Aleppo fell quiet Tuesday morning ahead of a planned "humanitarian pause" by Russia later this week. 2016-10-18 06:12 3KB

 633  New York Today: Indian Summer

Tuesday: An unseasonably warm week, honoring the life of Bill Cunningham, and killer deer. 2016-10-18 06:12 5KB

 634  Britain's Vodafone enters Iranian market

By Helen Reid LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Vodafone has agreed a partnership with Iranian internet firm HiWeb to help modernise its network, the companies said... 2016-10-18 06:12 3KB

 635  French September nuclear power output lowest since Aug. 1998 - RTE

PARIS, Oct 18 (Reuters) - French nuclear power production fell to its lowest level since August 1998 in September to 26.6 terrawatt hour (TWH), French grid o... 2016-10-18 06:11 1KB

 636  The simple trick to keeping your guacamole green - and it's probably in your kitchen

Guacamole and with tortilla chips is one of the easiest - and tastiest - snacks to whip up for a party. However, the avocado dip inevitably turns into a mushy brown mess in just a few hours. 2016-10-18 06:11 2KB

 637  Gemma Ward joins ANTM as guest judge in screen test challenge

Gemma Ward played the role of guest judge on this week's episode of Australia's Next Top Model, helping to score the contestants on their modelling as well as presenting skills. 2016-10-18 06:10 5KB

 638  Morning Briefing: Top stories from around the region

Good Morning. Here are some of the top stories from around the region today. 2016-10-18 06:09 2KB

 639  Relief finally coming at the pump

Seasonal trends in retail prices may finally be taking hold in the U. S. gasoline market as prices drop for 10 straight days, motor club AAA said. 2016-10-18 06:09 3KB

 640  Clemency for 5 convict-witnesses? De Lima won’t be surprised

Senator Leila de Lima said she would not be surprised if the executive clemency being sought by the five convicts who had testified against her in the House of Representatives would be granted in exchange for their “false testimonies.” 2016-10-18 00:00 2KB

 641  Cartoonist Charlie Daniel celebrated for 58 years of work

The Virginia native has spent his entire professional career at newspapers in Knoxville, Tenn. 2016-10-18 06:08 1KB

 642  De Lima wants more hearings on drug slays; Gordon says no

Sen. Leila de Lima underscored, on Tuesday, the imperative for further hearings into the spate of killings of drug suspects under President Duterte’s bloody war on drugs, saying several witnesses have not yet testified and new developments have not been taken into account. But Senator... 2016-10-18 00:00 3KB

 643  Javier Hernandez is Manchester United's lost predator... Tottenham should be wary

There were plenty of Manchester United fans disappointed - even angered - when Javier Hernandez was allowed to leave. It's no surprise to see him flourishing at Bayer Leverkusen. 2016-10-18 06:07 5KB

 644  'Wrong' for a white man to direct new Mulan film, say fans

Choice of Alex Graves ends hopes that an Asian film-maker would direct the live action story of a Chinese woman who joins the army in place of her sick father 2016-10-18 06:06 2KB

 645  Arsenal's Alex Iwobi poses for a selfie with girlfriend Clarisse Juliette

Alex Iwobi has spent more time than ever on the pitch this season but the Gunners winger still has plenty of time for his loved ones. 2016-10-18 06:06 2KB

 646  Lions mailbag: Give me Stafford over Aaron Rodgers

Welcome to our weekly Detroit Lions mailbag. Let's hop right into the questions. 2016-10-18 06:06 8KB

 647  Mother Jerica Roach with an itchy skin condition forced to shave her head

Jerica Roach, 24, from Toronto, suffers from psoriasis on her head. When she itches, it causes her hair to fall out in clumps. She decided to shave her head to raise awareness. 2016-10-18 06:06 4KB

 648  Uber uses UAVs to advertise its carpool service to frustrated motorists in Mexico

Motorists in Mexico City stuck in highway traffic have seen the drone adverts fly past their windows as part of the ride-hailing app's push into Latin American markets. 2016-10-18 06:06 2KB

 649  One-stop-shopping, 1966: Bush Stationers, S&W, Woolworth’s, A&P and Penney’s.

1966 Park Road Shopping Center celebrates its 10th anniversary in Charlotte, NC. Park Terrace movie theater, S&W Cafeteria and Woolworth’s were there as well as A&P and Penney’s. 2016-10-18 06:06 1KB

 650  BBC journalist Danny Carpenter suspended after calling the Tories 'new Nazis' on Facebook

BBC Look North's Danny Carpenter reportedly accused the government of being 'cynical, vicious, racist and xenophobic' in a Facebook rant and has now been suspended by the corporation. 2016-10-18 06:05 2KB

 651  NatWest backtracks on threats to close accounts of Putin's Russia Today

Margarita Simonyan, 36, editor of the Kremlin-backed TV channel, pictured with Mr Putin, suggested it was part of a US and British plot to target Russia over Syria. 2016-10-18 06:05 10KB

 652  Shonda Rhimes on How She Doesn’t Know ‘Any Dumb and Weak Women’

CANNES, France – Ahead of her tribute at Mipcom as Personality of the Year, Shonda Rhimes said Tuesday that she only produces TV programs she would watch herself and that they’re filled… 2016-10-18 06:05 3KB

 653  Stanley Johnson's foot is fine, but Pistons want him to change sneakers

Detroit doctors have apparently recommended Johnson change his shoes after complaining of pain in his left foot. 2016-10-18 06:05 2KB

 654  Ex-TOWIE's Amy Childs reveals she regrets having cosmetic surgery and was 'far too young'

She went under the knife for the first time at just 18 years old, having a boob job which she later followed up with botox, lip fillers and veneers. 2016-10-18 06:04 2KB

 655  Iraqis fleeing IS face revenge attacks: Amnesty

Paramilitary groups and government forces in Iraq have tortured, arbitrarily detained and executed thousands of civilians escaping areas controlled by the Is... 2016-10-18 06:03 2KB

 656  In Florida, Puerto Ricans could help sway White House race

A group of volunteers registering Hispanic voters gets down to business at an apartment complex in the center of Florida, one of the key battleground states... 2016-10-18 06:03 5KB

 657  Moving vans more powerful than ballot boxes: Column

Mobility is a crucial component of political freedom — perhaps even more so than the right to vote. 2016-10-18 06:02 6KB

 658  'Truevine': How black brothers became sideshow attraction

Beth Macy's poignant book 'Truevine' tells true story from the Jim Crow South. 2016-10-18 06:02 3KB

 659  Opening statements set in trial on discredited Rolling Stone rape story

By Gary Robertson CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., Oct 18 (Reuters) - Attorneys for a former high-level official at the University of Virginia will begin making their c... 2016-10-18 06:01 3KB

 660  Nhleko's request to Parliament for McBride disciplinary 'falls away'

A request by Police Minister Nathi Nhleko that Parliament institutes a disciplinary process against Ipid head Robert McBride has fallen away. 2016-10-18 06:00 2KB

 661  Schmoozing with the stars poses pitfalls for celebrity media

By Jill Serjeant NEW YORK, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Kiss up or shut up? Friendship or flattery? The firing of presenter Billy Bush on Monday from NBC's 2016-10-18 06:00 3KB

 662  The world is in Quito to discuss cities – but are local voices heard at Habitat III?

As many as 45,000 people are gathered in Ecuador’s capital for the UN’s future of cities summit. Inside the fence, speakers say greater inclusivity will make better cities for all – but elsewhere in Quito, some residents are feeling shut out 2016-10-18 06:00 15KB

 663  'Adios, doctor!' Colombia mayor bans formal salutations in bid for equality

Municipal workers in Cali must use each other’s actual names in order to eliminate linguistic snobbery in a country of deeply entrenched class distinctions 2016-10-18 06:00 3KB

 664  Tri-City Brewing moves gear, preps new location in Bangor Township

A four-man crew from Dobson Industrial worked from dawn to dusk Monday to move Tri-City Brewing's beer-making equipment from their current location on Water Street to their future taproom on Shrestha Drive in Bangor Township. 2016-10-18 06:00 2KB

 665  Why a porn star is fighting California's condom law: 'It's a women's rights issue'

Adult film actor Tasha Reign says a proposed law that would enforce condom use on set is an assault on her rights over her own body 2016-10-18 06:00 6KB

 666  Reddit users reveal why they cheated on their partners in honest online confessions

Two-timing partners reveal they myriad reasons they betrayed their other halves in a series of confessions on Reddit. Some regret their actions but others are shameless about he hurt they caused. 2016-10-18 06:00 3KB

 667  Teacher Training As 'Part Theater, Part Sport'

Relay, an independent teacher prep program, is growing quickly thanks to its hands-on approach. Is this the future of teacher training? 2016-10-18 06:00 14KB

 668  Here’s how white Catholics could decide the presidential election in 3 key states

White Catholic voters, who could decide Florida, Ohio and Pennsylvania, are dismayed by Trump’s lewd comments about women. 2016-10-18 06:00 5KB

 669  Seven facts to keep in mind during gubernatorial debate

A week after clashing in their first televised debate, Republican Gov. Pat McCrory and Democratic Attorney General Roy Cooper will get another case to restate, or possibly misstate, their cases to the voters. Libertarian Lon Cecil will also be included in this final debate, hosted by WRAL News. 2016-10-18 06:00 7KB

 670  Pasadena's Dog Haus is set to become a national chain with nearly 500 locations

As fast-casual restaurants conquer the nation, it’s no longer hard to find better burgers, artisanal burritos or upscale pizza. But not the humble hot dog, which has yet to escape the ballpark. 2016-10-18 06:00 6KB

 671  After officials crack down on game-fixing, baseball makes a comeback in Taiwan

In Taiwanese professional baseball, the action on the field could rarely compete with the action off it — a long string of game-fixing scandals that threatened to destroy the league. 2016-10-18 06:00 6KB

 672  Zombie marketing: Selling health insurance to the dead

Being dead hasn’t stopped Martin Siegel from being a solid insurance prospect. 2016-10-18 06:00 6KB

 673  Screamfest brings more horror to Los Angeles fans of genre films

Now in its 16th year, L. A.’s Screamfest proclaims itself the largest and longest-running horror film festival in the United States. With the latest edition opening  Tuesday night,  on the heels of Beyond Fest and SpectreFest in Los Angeles, this has been quite a... 2016-10-18 06:00 5KB

 674  Huntington Park leaders want to ban new charter schools for a year

The small, densely populated city of Huntington Park is peppered with schools, about two dozen in 3 square miles. At least 10 are charters, and city leaders contend they’re bringing in unwanted traffic. 2016-10-18 06:00 5KB

 675  Why Steven Spielberg is teaming up with Alibaba's Jack Ma

One is the biggest name in Hollywood, responsible for Oscar winners such as “Saving Private Ryan,” “Schindler’s List” and “E. T.: the Extra-Terrestrial.” 2016-10-18 06:00 9KB

 676  Proposed homelessness plan stokes a fight over the soul of Venice

John Moore, a shaggy-haired, full-bearded surfer, Venice resident and launcher of “ethically minded” brands and fashion lines, said he loves the history, diversity and creativity of his neighborhood. 2016-10-18 06:00 8KB

 677  How to get eye-to-eye with the wildlife in your backyard

The state Wildlife Resources Commission, Museum of Natural Sciences and North Carolina State University hope to deploy 20,000 to 30,000 camera traps across the state, making it the biggest wildlife survey of its kind. 2016-10-18 06:00 2KB

 678  Heartbreaking surveillance video shows child left overnight in the cold

OGDEN, Utah -- Police want to know why a Utah dad apparently ditched his 5-year-old daughter in the middle of the night and left her in the cold to fend for herself. A security guard later found her around 7:30 a.m... 2016-10-18 05:59 3KB

 679  Monday's NFL roundup: Cardinals roll listless Jets

Johnson, Cardinals roll past listless Jets 28-3 2016-10-18 05:58 4KB

 680  Dalian Wanda wants to move Hollywood to China — RT Business

The world's biggest cinema chain, Beijing-based Dalian Wanda has unveiled an ambitious plan to lure Hollywood filmmakers to China. 2016-10-18 05:58 2KB

 681  HEALTH NOTES: Low carbs and a bedtime book work for Dolly Parton

The queen of rhinestones – and serial dieter – laughed at a suggestion that she would soon be adopting a whole-grain heavy macrobiotic diet, instead professing her love of pasta. 2016-10-18 05:58 4KB

 682  In spite of recent rain, drought – uncommon for Maine – continues

Conditions can take more than a year to recover once a drought becomes firmly entrenched. 2016-10-18 05:57 2KB

 683  Tameka Empson reveals Strictly Come Dancing producers were aware of her back injury prior to shock elimination

The actress admits she’s surprised that producers didn’t highlight the back injury she sustained prior to her third and final appearance on the long running BBC show. 2016-10-18 05:57 3KB

 684  Jim Carrey’s girlfriend Cathriona White wrote multiple suicide notes before death

Jim Carrey's ex-girlfriend Cathrione White, who killed herself in Sherman Oaks, Los Angeles last year, wrote numerous suicide notes while they were together, it has emerged. 2016-10-18 05:57 3KB

 685  Want your kid to become a tennis player? Prepare to spend big

Want your kid to become the next Rafael Nadal or Serena Williams? Prepare to spend big -- the total cost of developing a tennis pro is now well over $300,000. 2016-10-18 05:56 6KB

 686  Portuguese train company demands passengers eat breakfast to avoid fainting delays — RT Viral

Nutritionists have long hawked breakfast as the most important meal of the day, but now a Portuguese rail operator is jumping on board to reduce delays caused by fainting spells, warning passengers to eat before they commute. 2016-10-18 05:56 1KB

 687  Boris Johnson loses closest aide as Downing Street REFUSES to sign off on his appointment

No 10 has placed strict limits on the personal staff around senior ministers and did not accept Mr Johnson continued to need the services of Will Walden (left). 2016-10-18 05:55 2KB

 688  Why is the Telegraph on Amazon’s Echo now without having a clear role for it yet?

What does a publisher stand to benefit from being one of the first on Amazon’s Echo even though it doesn’t have a clear role for the device? According to the Telegraph’s lead product manager Melinda Rogers, it’s about trying to understand early on how people want to get... 2016-10-18 05:54 7KB

 689  Portugal's bcp calls rights cap vote, seen helping Fosun's offer

LISBON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Portugal's largest listed bank Millennium bcp has called a shareholder meeting on Nov. 9 to vote on raising the voting rights cap ... 2016-10-18 05:52 2KB

 690  Factors That Help You To Rule In SEO

Google changes its algorithm to deliver the best results in the SERP (Search Engine Result Page). Recently Google introduced Penguin 4.0 which shows the real time effect on the organic traffic of the website. These updates used to be introduced in the field of SEO... 2016-10-18 05:52 3KB

 691  Before Syria talks, Kerry visits Rwanda's genocide memorial

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) -- There are no names, no stories on the embankment where a quarter-million Rwandans are buried in a mass grave, memorialized by a simp 2016-10-18 05:50 5KB

 692  The Bachelorette's Rhys Chilton strips down to his underwear in VERY steamy photo-shoot

He is the breakout Bachelorette star whose racy Instagram snaps have sent fans abuzz. 2016-10-18 05:49 2KB

 693  Green caps off JLA party with hat trick, Wings prevail

The Wings scored three times in a 5:34 span during the first period to avoid an 0-3 start. 2016-10-18 05:49 3KB

 694  Neymar shows off new Nike Jordan collection as he prepares to finalise Barcelona deal

Neymar is just days away from signing a new long-term contract at Barcelona and he appears to have christened the deal with a brand new pair of Nike Jordan football boots. 2016-10-18 05:47 2KB

 695  Dillian Whyte starts shaping up for his next big bout... by lifting weights using only his teeth

Some fighters are accused of being 'all mouth', but if that charge is leveled at Dillian Whyte, the British heavyweight champion has some response. He posted the remarkable video to Instagram. 2016-10-18 05:47 2KB

 696  Pictures show full horror of Aberfan Junior School disaster 50 years ago

Fifty years ago this week the nation was brought to its knees when a massive coal waste tip crashed down the mountainside of the Welsh mining village of Aberfan, killing 116 children and 28 adults. 2016-10-18 05:45 5KB

 697  ACLU of Michigan plans to file class-action lawsuit over Flint water crisis

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Michigan says it will file a class-action lawsuit on behalf of Flint families dealing with the city's water crisis. 2016-10-18 05:45 1KB

 698  Police investigating overnight armed robbery, assault in Burlington

BURLINGTON, N. C. -- A man was assaulted and robbed in Burlington early Tuesday morning. At about 2:44 a.m., police were called to the 300 block of Vance Street, according to a Burlington police press release. The victim... 2016-10-18 05:44 1KB

 699  UNESCO’s absurd decision reflects the world’s honest opinion

Israel was not established to be a safe haven for Jews, but to foster a society that presents a desirable and sustainable alternative to a ruptured and hate-filled world. 2016-10-18 05:44 8KB

 700  Russian warlord may have been killed because he knew too much about downing of MH17

Video purporting to show a pro-Ukrainian death squad giving a Nazi salute after killing warlord Arseniy Pavlov has emerged - but experts believe Moscow may be responsible. 2016-10-18 05:44 8KB

 701  Thanksgiving travel: The cheapest days to fly

Since there are no real deals for Thanksgiving travel, focus on finding the best of the bad deals. 2016-10-18 05:41 2KB

 702  BBC prioritises diversity in commissioning guidelines

The BBC is to place greater emphasis on diversity in its commissioning guidelines going forward with producers who fail to reflect ethnic minorities, the disabled or LGBT people in danger of being bumped down the queue by editors. 2016-10-18 05:41 1KB

 703  Bosch implements Athlet TomTom Spark promotion with help from TLC Marketing UK

Bosch has hired London based promotional marketing agency, TLC Marketing UK, to attract customers through the nation’s love of sport and fitness. 2016-10-18 05:41 2KB

 704  Cuban oil explorer lifted by easing U. S. sanctions

One of the few foreign energy companies working in Cuba said the momentum is moving in its favor as the U. S. government eases restrictions on its Cold War foe. 2016-10-18 05:40 2KB

 705  China's Xi revives Long March myths to rally Communist Party

As China marks 80 years since the Red Army ended its epic Long March, the Communist Party is attacking revisionist history in an effort to compel reverence for its founding legend. 2016-10-18 05:40 5KB

 706  Patient refuses to take medicine, locks himself in room at PIW

WASHINGTON (WUSA9) -- A patient who did not want to take his medicine late Monday night locked himself inside of a room at the Psychiatric Institute of Washington in Northwest, D. C., Metropolitan police said. 2016-10-18 05:40 1KB

 707  Eastern Michigan has daunting task at No. 20 WMU

The Eagles are on the verge of bowl eligibility and face No. 20 Western Michigan on Saturday. 2016-10-18 05:38 5KB

 708  A coffee chain with entrepreneurs in mind

Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this by building a coffee chain. 2016-10-18 05:38 3KB

 709  Local teen is one of the youngest female pilots in the United States

Forget the glass ceiling, the sky is the limit for a teen pilot following the flight path of her father. It's more rare than you'd think, as only about six percent of pilots in the United States are women. 2016-10-18 05:37 2KB

 710  Everton outcast Oumar Niasse scores 21-minute hat-trick for Under 23s in 6-3 victory against Reading

Oumar Niasse continued his bid to change Ronald Koeman's mind and break into the Everton first-team with a first-half hat-trick for David Unsworth's side at Adams Park on Monday night. 2016-10-18 05:36 1KB

 711  Scientists found cell programming technique to treat eye diseases

A team of researchers discovered a new reprogramming technique that transforms retina support cells into stem cells, paving the way to new potential treatments for eye diseases such as macular degeneration and glaucoma. 2016-10-18 05:36 3KB

 712  Danish newspaper pulls down ‘migrants rape our girls’ post after public backlash — RT News

A Danish newspaper has deleted a post claiming that migrants kidnap Danish girls for sex after the story became one of the most viral in local media. Critics of the submission said it lacked proper evidence and was based on loose facts. 2016-10-18 05:35 3KB

 713  Dioxane discovered in shallow groundwater at Ann Arbor neighborhood park

The toxic chemical has been detected beneath Waterworks Park. 2016-10-18 05:35 9KB

 714  Famadihana: The family reunion where the dead get an invite

In the rolling hills of Madagascar's central highlands, the Merina tribe exhumes the remains of their ancestors for a celebration-cum-family reunion. 2016-10-18 05:34 3KB

 715  See new 5-year growth projections for downtown Ann Arbor

More jobs, more development, and more population predicted. 2016-10-18 05:34 904Bytes

 716  Legends surround the Chocolate Hills of Bohol in the Philippines

This strange hill formation is called ‘ the Chocolate Hills of Bohol’ because they look like little dots of chocolate. 2016-10-18 05:34 1KB

 717  Tamara Ecclestone dresses daughter Sophia in Kenzo dress and Moschino boots in London

The two-year-old tot was clad in a sweet ensemble comprising of an £85 Kenzo dress with £188 Moschino biker boots, just days after she was spotted in a £4,000 Tom Ford leather jacket 2016-10-18 05:33 4KB

 718  Ikea Shanghai frowns on elderly daters who occupy cafeteria

Ikea Shanghai imposes a "no food, no seating" rule to discourage elderly customers who are part of a dating community from loitering. 2016-10-18 13:52 3KB

 719  BRIEF-UK's FCA says looking at how to improve IPO process

Oct 18 (Reuters) - UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA): * Publishes final report of its investment & corporate banking market study * Outlines remedies, inc... 2016-10-18 05:28 1KB

 720  Montenegro opposition rejects election outcome due to "atmosphere of fear"

BELGRADE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Two opposition alliances in Montenegro have rejected the outcome of Sunday's parliamentary elections in which Prime Minister Mil... 2016-10-18 05:28 2KB

 721  Malcolm Turnbull is too busy explaining to actually tell anyone what he thinks

The prime minister has his good points but he is getting played by almost everyone in parliament and the gun control debate shows that 2016-10-18 05:27 3KB

 722  Prankster who wore a wedding dress on first dates films her suitors' priceless reactions

Comedian Laura Bubble, 26, captured her unsuspecting date's reactions as she met them in public in a bridal gown. The Londoner filmed the video as part of Stand Up To Cancer campaign. 2016-10-18 05:25 3KB

 723  Will Spartans’ slide damage their recruiting?

With the track record of success at Michigan State,’s Allen Trieu doesn’t see a one-year drop hurting it. 2016-10-18 05:24 8KB

 724  PepsiCo sweet talks consumers with pledge to limit sugar and calorie volumes

PepsiCo is seeking to position its beverage range toward increasingly health conscious consumers by introducing further sugar and calorie reductions. 2016-10-18 05:24 1KB

 725  Sunset Song voted Scotland’s favourite book

Media captionNicola Sturgeon reveals Sunset Song as Scotland’s Favourite BookSunset Song by Lewis Grassic Gibbon has been voted Scotland's 2016-10-18 00:00 3KB

 726  Best places to shun chief war

VideoImageWhat will happen to the planet after all-out nuclear war? The History Channel takes a look at how the Earth could meet its doom. Courtesy The History 2016-10-18 00:00 4KB

 727  'My all-time favourite is The West Wing. We could do with a Jed Bartlet today': Jeffrey Archer on his cultural favourites

The Beatles? Clever enough for Oxford. Hancock? A genius who made fans ill with laughter. The West Wing? If only we had a Jed Bartlet today... 2016-10-18 05:20 3KB

 728  Tesco notes best sales boost since 2013 as long game pays off for the supermarket

Tesco has noted its best year-on-year sales boost since 2013, according to Neilsen's monthly supermarket sales figures. 2016-10-18 05:20 2KB

 729  Vladimir Putin blasted by PR chief's daughter over ban on gay marriage and Russia schools

Glamorous Lisa Peskova, pictured, 18, daughter of Vladimir Putin's Press Secretary Dmitry Peskov, blasted Russia's gay marriage ban and its education system which she describes as 'hellish'. 2016-10-18 05:18 3KB

 730  Rumours that comic Richard Ayoade may present Channel 4's version of Bake Off leaves fans of the show in turmoil

Bake Off fans who said they'd switch off when the show moves to Channel 4 have had their heads turned by the news that comic Richard Ayoade, 39, might be being tee'd up to replace Mel and Sue. 2016-10-18 05:18 3KB

 731  Australians visit suspects detained in China gambling probe

BEIJING (AP) — Australia says its diplomats have visited two citizens detained in Shanghai in a Chinese police probe into Australia's largest casino operator... 2016-10-18 05:15 1KB

 732  UFC reject Georges St-Pierre free agency claim and hint at legal battle

Georges St-Pierre's claim that he is now out of contract with the UFC has been refuted by the organisation. The former welterweight champion insisted he is now a 'free man.' 2016-10-18 05:14 2KB

 733  Stoke's Shaqiri backs hard-working Bony to end goal drought

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Stoke City midfielder Xherdan Shaqiri is unfazed by Wilfried Bony's dry spell in front of goal this season and has backed the on-loan stri... 2016-10-18 05:13 2KB

 734  Records: Phone Failed to Trigger Bomb Outside Police Station

A man suspected of leaving a backpack bomb outside a police station in a small Colorado mountain town tried several times to remotely detonate the homemade device using a cellphone but failed, according to court documents. David Michael Ansberry, 64, of San Rafael, California, was arrested... 2016-10-18 05:13 4KB

 735  Iowa State president's pal, NRA official among plane users

AMES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa State University is trying to shield the names of nearly two dozen people who have flown on a school airplane with President Steven 2016-10-18 05:12 5KB

 736  Road hogs can't wait for driverless cars because they'll be easier to bully

Researchers found road hogs cannot wait to take advantage of the built in 'niceness' of the cars, one of which was tested in Milton Keynes last week, because it means they can barge in front of them. 2016-10-18 05:11 3KB

 737  Canadians want Americans to know the U. S. is 'already great' with 'Tell America It's Great' campaign

To Canadians, the U. S. is the land of the free and the home of the already great. 2016-10-18 05:09 2KB

 738  Exxon has lost over $1 billion from Russian sanctions — RT Business

Exxon has turned into a collateral victim of the US economic sanctions against Russia. So while supermajor BP’s chief executive Bob Dudley said earlier this week that he was “a little saddened” with the way the Deepwater Horizon movie has painted his company, Exxon’s Rex Tillerson has perhaps... 2016-10-18 05:09 4KB

 739  Peter Andre admits he's against Junior and Princess working

His ex-wife revealed in August that Junior, 11, and Princess, nine, are in big demand with companies and are already bringing in pay cheques for themselves. 2016-10-18 05:08 2KB

 740  CMHC raises red flag about housing, cites spillover from Toronto, Vancouver

The head of the federal housing agency is raising a red flag about the state of Canada's real estate sector, saying affordability concerns have spilled over from the country's two most expensive cities to nearby markets. In an opinion piece published Monday in the Globe and... 2016-10-18 05:07 1KB

 741  Jazz pianist's mini-tour touches down for reunion at Langley music school

The B. C.-raised but Toronto-based pianist, composer, and band leader is back in B. C. to celebrate her latest album, Words. And part of that trip includes touching base with old friends at the Langley Community Music School , performing in a con. ... 2016-10-18 05:07 861Bytes

 742  Venezuela probes reports of prison cannibal deaths

Venezuelan authorities are investigating gruesome accusations that two men were murdered, mutilated by a confessed cannibal then fed to fellow prisoners in a riot at a police detention center. Families of the two victims, Anthony Correa and Juan Carlos Herrera, said they died earlier in October... 2016-10-18 05:07 1KB

 743  Intoxicated Navy member who killed four, injured nine after driving off San Diego bridge shrieked in pain: ‘I can’t feel my hands’

The U. S. Navy member can be seen in a Facebook live video clutching his stomach and screaming in pain as emergency responders surround him. 2016-10-18 05:06 3KB

 744  Crews start taking fuel off sunken tug on B. C. central coast

Salvage crews began siphoning more than 200,000 litres of diesel Monday from a sunken tug off British Columbia's central coast. A situation report on the cleanup operation said divers began pumping fuel from the Nathan E. Stewart's tanks and the operation is expected to take... 2016-10-18 05:06 918Bytes

 745  Security and naïevite

Dorothea Shefer-Vanson 2016-10-18 05:03 4KB

 746  You won't believe what some students blow school loan money on

About half of students blow some of their school loan money on non-educational expenses, including 3% who spent it on alcohol and drugs. 2016-10-18 05:02 3KB

 747  Production slowing fast at Myanmar mine that rattled tin market

By Yimou Lee and Antoni Slodkowski MAN MAW, Myanmar, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Output from a mysterious Myanmar tin mine that has disrupted the global market in the... 2016-10-18 05:02 6KB

 748  Unlike Your Favorite Cereal, Clinton And Trump Don't Inspire Brand Loyalty

A report from a brand-consulting firm suggests that if the presidential candidates were cereal brands they probably wouldn't be on your breakfast table. 2016-10-18 05:02 4KB

 749  Marissa Mayer's diminishing legacy at Yahoo

Snooping on customer email, a massive cyber-breach: It adds up to a tarnished CEO reign. Could others have done better? 2016-10-18 05:02 8KB

 750  What Donald Trump should say now: Follow the examples of Teddy Kennedy and Arnold Schwarzenegger

Donald Trump has rarely, if ever, publicly expressed deep regret for his actions. 2016-10-18 05:00 4KB

 751  ‘Ouija: Origin of Evil’ Review: Horror Prequel Improves on Predecessor

The rare horror sequel made with considerably more wit, craft, and imagination than its predecessor, “Ouija: Origin of Evil” feels less like the continuation of a budding franchise than an apology … 2016-10-18 05:00 4KB

 752  For a smart team, the Steelers do a fine job of wasting a talented roster

Mike Tomlin’s Pittsburgh are bursting with stars. But their ability to lose to bad teams has cost them shots at the Super Bowl, and something needs to change 2016-10-18 05:00 7KB

 753  How Presidential Candidates View The Top Ten Issues Voters Care About

We broke down where the candidates stand on the 10 issues voters say they care about most. 2016-10-18 05:00 5KB

 754  New Jersey Is Known for Cheap Gas. The Glory Days Are About to End.

The low prices are a point of pride for residents, and a reason for visitors to fill up before going home. That may change next month when the per-gallon tax rises 23 cents. 2016-10-18 05:00 7KB


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Russia, Syria halt air strikes on Aleppo: Moscow (12.99/13)

"Strikes in the Aleppo region by the Russian and Syrian air forces are stopping today starting at 10:00 am," Sergei Shoigu said in a televised briefing.
"The early cessation of air strikes is necessary to introduce a 'humanitarian pause' on October 20. This guarantees the security of civilians' exit through six corridors and prepares the evacuation of the sick and injured from eastern Aleppo. "
Russia's defence ministry said Monday that its forces and the Syrian regime would halt fire in Aleppo on Thursday for eight hours amid mounting criticism of the Moscow-backed assault against Syria's second city.
Shoigu on Tuesday called on countries that "have influence on armed groups in eastern Aleppo" to convince group leaders to cease hostilities and leave the city.
Shoigu said the initiative could "contribute to the success" of international military talks in Geneva on Wednesday on efforts to distance Syrian opposition fighters from jihadist group Fateh al-Sham Front, which changed its name from Al-Nusra Front after renouncing its ties to Al-Qaeda.
Russia's ambassador to the UN, Vitaly Churkin, said Monday that Turkey, Qatar and Saudi Arabia have agreed to take part in talks on distancing rebels from the Syrian jihadist group.
Russia has repeatedly demanded that the Syrian rebels break off from Fateh al-Sham Front, which the United Nations considers a terrorist group, as a condition to revive a ceasefire in Aleppo.
The brutal government offensive against rebel-held eastern Aleppo backed by Russian airpower has plunged Syria into some of the worst violence since the conflict erupted in March 2011.
The West has accused Moscow and Damascus of committing potential war crimes in their offensive on the city.
UN will not enter Aleppo until safety assurances
EU's Mogherini says Russian Aleppo ceasefire 'positive step'
Kremlin urges other powers to back its initiative in Aleppo
Merkel: Germany won't rule out sanctions against Russia over its actions in Syria
Russia tries to put onus back on U.S. in Syria standoff
The Latest: Merkel: Russia sanctions over Syria an 'option'
Russia, Syria halt Aleppo airstrikes ahead of 8-hour lull
The Latest: Merkel: Russia Sanctions Over Syria an 'Option'


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Iraqi forces make swift advance on Mosul (8.99/13)

Iraqi forces, supported by US-led airstrikes and special forces, made a swift advance on Mosul from the east and the south on Monday in the first phase of a long-planned offensive to retake the Isis stronghold. Under a US-brokered agreement negotiated in the run-up to the offensive, the peshmerga and Shia militias such as the Iranian backed Hashd al-Shaabi are supposed to stop short of entering Mosul itself, which is mostly Sunni, allowing the Iraqi forces, the army’s counter-terrorism force, federal police and local tribal fighters to clear the city of Isis forces. Martin Chulov reports from the advance with the peshmerga while Spencer Ackerman looks at how the offensive is unlikely to impact the US presidential race.
Battle for Mosul: Iraqi forces converge in decisive battle against Isis
Donald Trump’s “election protection” effort will be run by Mike Roman, a Republican operative best known for promoting a video of apparent voter intimidation by the New Black Panthers outside a polling place in 2008. Roman is to oversee poll-watching efforts as Trump repeatedly questions the elections legitimacy, insisting , without evidence, that dead people and undocumented immigrants are voting in the United States.
Meanwhile, Melania Trump has insisted her husband was “egged on” to make controversial comments by fired NBC host Billy Bush. It was just “boy talk”, the Slovenian former model told CNN. And a billboard that reads “ Donald Trump can’t read this, but he is scared of it ” in Arabic script has appeared in Dearborn, Michigan.
Controversial Republican Mike Roman to run Donald Trump’s ‘election protection’
As anti-Muslim feeling in the US is stoked by Donald Trump, a group of young Saudi Arabian artists travel from Texas to California, exhibiting their work and confronting their audience’s fears, prejudices and stereotypes.
Patrick Kennedy, a senior US state department official, sought to shield Hillary Clinton by pressuring the FBI to drop its insistence that an email on the private server she used while secretary of state contained classified information, according to records of interviews with bureau officials conducted by Reuters. The claim of interference added fuel to Republicans’ belief that administration officials sought to protect Clinton, a Democrat, from criminal liability as she seeks to succeed Obama in the 8 November election. A state department spokesman, Mark Toner, said Kennedy was not pressuring the FBI but trying to understand better how the FBI’s classification process worked.
Hillary Clinton emails: records suggest state department put pressure on FBI
Adult film actor Tasha Reign says Proposition 60, a law on the November ballot that would enforce condom use for porn performers, is an assault on her rights over her own body. Reign has been visiting college campuses to make her case that wearing a condom in an adult film is an assault on her human rights, her artistic freedom and the very constitution itself. “I do acts where I literally could not use condoms, whether that be anal, whether that be double penetration, whether that be multiple guys,” Reign said. “I cannot even imagine having a group sex scene like that.”
Why a porn star is fighting California’s condom law: ‘It’s a women’s rights issue’
After a widely publicized hack, accusations of aiding government surveillance, and a floundering takeover bid, analysts are predicting more bad news for Yahoo today as the company releases its latest results. The research firm eMarketer is expecting a double-digit decline in ad revenue. Meanwhile, Verizon has reportedly sought a billion-dollar discount on its $4.8bn bid for the company. The telecoms company is now sending signals that it may try to scuttle the deal altogether.
Verizon’s bid for Yahoo on the rocks ahead of latest revenue results
Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, has had his internet connection cut. The move came two days after WikiLeaks released three transcripts of Hillary Clinton’s paid Goldman Sachs speeches, which her campaign team had long refused to release. An early morning tweet on Monday accused a “state party” of being responsible for shutting down internet access to Assange, who has been living inside the embassy in London for over four years. Ecuador has reiterated its determination to protect Assange despite the internet link being “intentionally severed”, as WikiLeaks said.
WikiLeaks says Ecuador cut off Julian Assange’s internet access
This is Spinal Tap star Harry Shearer is suing Vivendi, the parent company of Universal Music and StudioCanal, alleging it has withheld millions of dollars in profits owed to the creators of the definitive parody of heavy metal. Shearer, who co-wrote the film and soundtrack and starred as bassist Derek Smalls, is claiming $125m in compensatory and punitive damages from the French conglomerate. Shearer said it was “stunning” that “the only people who haven’t shared Spinal Tap’s success are those who formed the band and created the film in the first place.”
This is Spinal Tap star sues Vivendi for $125m in profits row
Playing it extremely cool, newly awarded Nobel prize winner Bob Dylan has yet to acknowledge the accolade, either in public or to the Swedish Academy. Nor has the 75-year-old singer indicated whether he will attend the celebrations in December and the academy says it has given up trying to reach him. “Right now we are doing nothing. I have called and sent emails to his closest collaborator and received very friendly replies. For now, that is certainly enough,” said the academy’s permanent secretary, Sara Danius.
Nobel panel gives up knockin’ on Dylan’s door
Iraqi advance on Mosul slows while UN expects civilians to flee 'any minute'
Iraqi advance on Mosul slows after day of fighting
WATCH: US Supports Iraqi Forces in Mosul
10 Things to Know for Today
Iraqi forces say 20 villages fall in first day of battle for Mosul
Turkish air force jets joined in Mosul operation: PM
Turkish air force involved in air strikes in Iraq's Mosul - PM
Military Campaign for Mosul 'Just the Beginning'


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How does it feel? Nobel judges can't reach Dylan (8.72/13)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Five days after Bob Dylan was named the winner of the Nobel Prize in literature, no one knows how he feels about the prestigious award — not even the Nobel judges.
The Swedish Academy, which bestows the annual honor, says it hasn’t been able to reach Dylan since the award was announced last Thursday.
Permanent Secretary Sara Danius told Swedish Radio she’s been in contact with a close associate of Dylan, but not the laureate himself.
“I am not worried at all. I have a feeling that he will get in touch,” she said.
Danius said the academy isn’t making further efforts to reach him, but hopes he will accept the invitation to collect his award at the annual Nobel ceremony in Stockholm on Dec. 10.
“If he doesn’t want to come then he doesn’t want to come,” she said. “It will be a big and nice party anyway.”
Only two people have declined a Nobel Prize in literature. Boris Pasternak did so under pressure from Soviet authorities in 1958 and Jean-Paul Sartre, who declined all official honors, turned it down in 1964.
Dylan, who is currently on tour in the U. S., hasn’t mentioned the Nobel Prize during his concerts since the announcement.
As of Tuesday, his official webpage made no mention of the prize except in the “books” section, where a post dated Oct. 17 about his lyrics collection “The Lyrics: 1961-2012” noted in all caps that he was a Nobel Prize winner.
Nobel Committee can't get a hold of Bob Dylan
How does it feel? Nobel judges can't reach Bob Dylan
How does it feel? Nobel judges cannot reach Bob Dylan
Where’s Bob Dylan? No Word From Star Following Nobel Prize Win
5 days later, no word from Dylan on Nobel literature prize
How does it feel? Nobel judges can’t reach Dylan
5 days later, no word from Bob Dylan on Nobel prize
Bob Dylan: 'No word' from singer on Nobel Prize for Literature


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Marco Rubio to Trump: stop saying election will be rigged – campaign live (7.98/13)

Hello and welcome to our live-wire coverage of the 2016 race for the White House.
Florida senator Marco Rubio said last night that Donald Trump should “stop saying” that the upcoming election is “rigged” because “there is no evidence” of that happening.
It was the most direct admonishment yet of Trump by a top Republican for Trump’s repeated declarations that the election is about to be stolen. House speaker Paul Ryan has released a statement through a spokesperson voicing general confidence about the integrity of the election, while Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has ignored the nominee’s attack on democracy.
“This election is not being rigged,” Rubio said in a debate last night with Representative Patrick Murphy, who is trying to take his senate seat. “And I’m going to explain to you why it’s not being rigged in Florida and why I hope he stops saying that – he should stop saying that.”
Rubio pointed out that Florida has a Republican governor and said “there is no evidence behind any of this, so this should not continue to be said.”
Asked by ABC News whether Ryan wants him to win the election, Trump said, “maybe not, because maybe he wants to run in four years, or maybe he doesn’t know how to win.”
Ryan, the unsuccessful 2012 ticketmate of nominee Mitt Romney, could take on Hillary Clinton for the White House in four years if Trump loses (or Ryan could run against Trump in the primaries).
In the same interview with ABC News, Trump dismissed women who have accused him of sexual assault as fame-seekers. “These people come up, maybe for a little fame or maybe for some other reason, or maybe because they’re part of the Clinton campaign,” he said.
“People that have died 10 years ago are still voting,” Trump told a crowd in Green Bay, Wisconsin, last night. “Illegal immigrants are voting.” He said that the election is “rigged” at “polling booths” and would be stolen. He did not mention any specific cases of voter fraud, name places where that has happened or explain why protections against voter fraud including transparency and decentralization weren’t working.
The vote-rigging in the Atlanta area appeared to be especially elaborate on Monday, with long lines of people outside polling stations for the first day of early in-person voting giving the impression of regular old participatory democracy in action:
Trump’s wife told Fox News’s Ainsley Earhardt that she did not recognize the man heard on a hot mic tape with TV host Billy Bush. “This is not the man that I know,” Trump said. “This is – we could see, as I always said, as my husband said, as well, for a successful businessman, entrepreneur, entertainer to achieving so much in his life, being in so many shows, so many tapes, it’s very hard to run for public office. And he did this anyway. He said, I want to help American people. I want to keep America safe. I want to bring back jobs, bring back economy, so our children, our futures will be the best way possible.”
Thanks for reading and please join us in the comments.
WATCH: Donald Trump Insists the Election Process Is 'Rigged'
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Essential Politics: It's now Donald Trump vs. elections officials
Marco Rubio on Trump: 'Election is not being rigged'
GOP strategist: Trump talk of rigged election reckless
Trump’s talk of a ‘rigged’ election is dangerous demagoguery
Rubio, Toomey Dispute Trump 'Rigged' Election Claims in Debates
Rubio rips into Trump over Fla. rigging talk


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The Latest: Iraqi Officials to Visit Turkey, Discuss Troops (6.79/13)

The Latest on the Iraqi offensive to retake the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group (all times local):
1:30 p.m.
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu says a delegation from Iraq is expected in Turkey this week for talks to overcome a dispute over Turkish troop presence in northern Iraq .
Cavusoglu told reporters in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, that the visit could take place on Thursday or later in the week. His comments were reported by Turkey's state-run Anadolu Agency.
He says both Turkey and Iraq "have the will to solve this issue through dialogue. "
Iraq says Turkish troops based in a camp in Bashiqa in northern Iraq are violating Iraqi sovereignty and should withdraw. Turkish leaders have repeatedly said the troops will remain to train local fighters and Turkey will take part in the operation to re-take the city of Mosul from the Islamic State group. That offensive began on Monday.
Cavusoglu says that Ankara "absolutely support Iraq's territorial integrity" and wants to see "Iraq cleaned of terror. "
Turkish Foreign Ministry Undersecretary Umit Yalcin arrived in Baghdad on Monday, to discuss Bashiqa and the Mosul operation.
12:30 p.m.
Thousands of followers of an Iraqi Shiite cleric are marching in front of the Turkish Embassy in Baghdad demanding the withdrawal of Turkish troops from a base near the northern city of Mosul.
Turkey says the troops are training Iraqi fighters to help retake Mosul from the Islamic State group, and that they are there with the permission of the Iraqi government. Baghdad denies it granted permission and has ordered them to withdraw — a call Ankara has ignored.
At Tuesday's rally in Baghdad, the followers of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr chanted: "Get out, Get out, occupier," and "Yes, yes, for Iraq. "
Sheikh Majid al-Fartousi, a Sadrist representative, says: "We condemn Turkish interference in Iraqi affairs. No one should trespass and occupy Iraqi soil. "
The tensions between Baghdad and Ankara have raised concerns about the offensive to retake Mosul, which officially began on Monday. The operation involves some 25,000 army troops, Kurdish forces, Sunni fighters and Shiite militias. The various fighting units are allied against IS, but many have a history of animosity toward each other.
11:30 a.m.
An Iraqi special forces commander says his troops have delayed their advance that's part of the offensive to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul following a request from Kurdish forces for more time to achieve their objectives.
Brig. Gen. Haider Fadhil told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his men had planned to move at dawn, but postponed upon a request from the Kurdish forces, known as the peshmerga.
A Kurdish commander had earlier told AP that his forces were consolidating gains made yesterday, when the peshmerga seized a handful of small villages east of the city.
The large and complex operation to recapture Mosul, Iraq's largest city, began Monday and is expected to last weeks or months. It involves a wide array of forces approaching the IS-held city, Iraq's second largest, from different directions.
10 a.m.
Iraq's Kurdish forces say they are pausing in their advance on Mosul after capturing a handful of villages to the east from the Islamic State group as the Iraqi army presses ahead with the next stage of the operation to retake the IS-held city.
Col. Khathar Sheikhan of the Kurdish forces, known as peshmerga, says his troops achieved their objectives and "are just holding our positions" in the Khazer area on Tuesday.
The pause comes after a day of intense fighting involving airstrikes, heavy artillery and IS car bombs.
The battle for Mosul, Iraq's second largest city and the IS group's last urban bastion, started on Monday. It's expected to take weeks or even months.
The front line east of Mosul is some 30 kilometers (20 miles) from the city.
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Police: Man shot to death in West Pullman (6.43/13)

A man was shot to death Tuesday morning in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Chicago Police.
The man, thought to be between 18 and 22 years old, was found unresponsive with a gunshot wound to the chest at 6:58 a.m. in the 700 block of West 117th Place, police said.
He was taken to MetroSouth Medical Center in Blue Island, where he was pronounced dead, police said.
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Islamic State may use thousands in Mosul as human shields -IOM (5.99/13)

GENEVA, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents may well use tens of thousands of Mosul residents as human shields to help hold onto their last city stronghold in Iraq, the International Organization for Migration's (IOM) Iraq chief Thomas Weiss said on Tuesday. That has been the insurgents' pattern as Iraqi and Kurdish forces have closed in on Mosul in recent months, Weiss said. "Tens of thousands of people may be forcibly expelled, they will be getting trapped between fighting lines under siege, they may be even held as human shields," he said, noting that he expected a sharp rise in the number of people forced to flee as the fighting got closer to the city. Speaking by phone from Baghdad, Weiss said that, even though chemical weapons' attacks were seen as likely, the IOM had not managed to procure many gas masks yet. "We also fear, and there has been some evidence that ISIL (Islamic State) might be using chemical weapons. Children, the elderly, disabled, will be particularly vulnerable. "In the United Nations country team, we believe that the Mosul situation has the potential to be one of the worst-case scenarios, expected to be the largest and most complex humanitarian operation in the world in 2017. " (Reporting by Tom Miles; Editing by Louise Ireland)
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Tulsa Police Sniper Fatally Shoots Man During Standoff (5.60/13)

A Tulsa police sniper fatally shot an armed man who authorities say forced his way into his estranged wife's home and held her 2-year-old daughter as a hostage.
Tulsa police spokesman Leland Ashley says the man was shot and killed early Tuesday. Ashley says an officer shot the man as he stood in the doorway of a second-floor balcony.
Ashley tells the Tulsa World ( ) that the man had pointed his gun at officers and the child, and that the sniper opened fire out of concern for the girl's safety.
Ashley says the officer who fired the fatal shot has been placed on paid leave. The shooting comes less than a month after a Tulsa officer was charged with manslaughter in the fatal shooting of an unarmed man.
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Clinton expands into 'red' states; Trump again claims fraud (5.55/13)

WHITE PLAINS, New York — With Donald Trump's path to electoral victory appearing increasingly narrow, Hillary Clinton is confidently advancing into states the Democrats haven't won in decades, as Trump attempts to focus attention on new allegations about the investigation into her email.
Clinton's campaign has launched new efforts aimed at expanding her lead and helping her party win back control of Congress.
There's a new $2 million push in Arizona, aides said Monday, including a campaign stop in Phoenix by first lady Michelle Obama, one of Clinton's most effective surrogates. An additional $1 million is going into efforts in Missouri and Indiana, both states with competitive Senate races, and a small amount of TV time is being bought in Texas and media appearances are scheduled in Utah.
At the same time Clinton is showing new signs of confidence, she faced fresh revelations about her use of a private email server as secretary of state and hacked emails from a top campaign official's personal account. FBI records released Monday show that a senior State Department official unsuccessfully sought to lower the classification level of an email found on the server.
At an evening rally in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump labeled the move "collusion" and declared it even worse than Watergate.
"This is one of the great miscarriages of justice," he said, "in the history of our country. "
As Trump kept up the criticism, Clinton's team was looking for ways to press her advantage.
With her lead increasing, Clinton is unlikely to need any of the normally solid-red states to win the White House. But her team believes that a wide presidential margin of victory would help end Trump's political movement and undermine his intensifying claims that the election is rigged.
On the other side, Trump's campaign dramatically expanded its ad buys in seven battleground states and announced plans to launch a $2 million advertising blitz in long-shot Virginia.
Trump kept up his rhetoric about the legitimacy of the election system. In a Monday morning blitz of tweets, he lashed out at Republicans who have tried to tone him down, calling his own party's leaders "so naive" and claiming without evidence that major fraud is real.
There is no evidence to back up Trump's claims about the integrity of the U. S. voting system. A study by a Loyola Law School professor found that out of 1 billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were only 31 known cases of impersonation fraud.
Clinton spent the day with advisers near her home in New York, preparing for the final presidential debate Wednesday night. Her email use is certain to return as a topic.
According to FBI records released Monday, State Department Undersecretary for Management Patrick F. Kennedy, a close aide to Clinton during her time as secretary of state, contacted an FBI official seeking to change an email's classification. Notes on the conversation describe discussion about a "quid pro quo" in which the email's classification would be changed and "State would reciprocate by allowing the FBI to place more agents in countries where they are presently forbidden. "
The records indicate that Kennedy made that suggestion, but both the FBI and State Department said Monday that it was the unidentified FBI official. Neither the declassification nor the increase in agents occurred.
In an online video, Trump called the records proof of collusion between the FBI, the Justice Department and the State Department "to try to make Hillary Clinton look like an innocent person. "
Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon said it is well known that there was disagreement among various government agencies "about the decisions to retroactively classify certain material in emails sent to Secretary Clinton. ... and we were not part of these disagreements that played out inside the government. "
Associated Press writers Thomas Beaumont in Des Moines, Michael Biesecker and Eric Tucker in Washington and Jill Colvin in Green Bay contributed to this report. Hennessey reported from Washington.
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Benton Harbor shooting: Officer wounds suspect in shootout, police say (5.51/13)

Details about the wounded person's condition weren't released, and few details about the shooting were immediately available.
The shooting happened after 2 a.m. ET as Benton Harbor police officers arrived in a neighborhood to respond to a call, Michigan State Police 1st Lt. Chuck Christensen told reporters.
When the officers arrived, someone fired a gun, and one of the officers returned fire, wounding the shooter, Christensen told reporters.
"We do know there were shots fired by a suspect and then shots fired by police," he said.
The gunfire was exchanged outside the home, and both the suspect and the officer fired several shots, Christensen said. He said he didn't know why the officers had been called to the area.
No officer was injured. The names of those involved in the shooting were not immediately released.
"What we need to do is ask the community to let us work through it, collect the facts that we need to collect and do a good, thorough investigation on exactly what occurred, and that's going to take a little bit of time," Christensen said.
Benton Harbor, a city of about 10,000 near Lake Michigan, is about 190 miles west of Detroit and about a 100-mile drive northeast of Chicago.
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Tupac Shakur, Pearl Jam lead rock hall of fame ballot (5.30/13)

NEW YORK (AP) — The late rapper Tupac Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Nine of the 19 acts nominated are on the ballot for the first time, with Shakur and Pearl Jam in their first year of eligibility. More than 800 artists, historians and music-industry officials vote, with results announced in December and induction next April.
Nominations were announced Tuesday.
In this Aug. 15, 1996, file photo, rapper Tupac Shakur attends a voter registration event in South Central Los Angeles. Shakur and Seattle-based rockers Pearl Jam are among the first-time nominees on the ballot for induction next year into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (AP Photo/Frank Wiese, File)
The prolific Shakur was shot and killed at his peak in 1996. His album “Me Against the World” hit the top of the charts when he was in prison for sexual assault. “Keep Ya Head Up,” ”Life Goes On,” ”Ambitionz Az a Ridah” and “Changes” are among his best-known songs. He recorded so much while alive that releases kept flowing after his death.
Pearl Jam would be the second band, following Nirvana in 2014, with roots in Seattle’s grunge scene to make the hall. Behind charismatic frontman Eddie Vedder, Pearl Jam was a huge initial success behind songs like “Jeremy,” ”Even Flow,” ”Alive” and “Better Man.” They consciously stepped back from the commercial world, and persist as a respected and popular touring outfit.
And “Don’t Stop Believin'” it’s true: Journey is another first-time nominee. Its members must wait a couple of months to find out if voters welcome them with “Open Arms.”
Other first-time nominees are: the hardcore punk pioneers Bad Brains; 1980s synth-poppers Depeche Mode; Jeff Lynne’s 1970s hit machine Electric Light Orchestra; Lollapalooza instigators Jane’s Addiction; 1960s folkie Joan Baez; and Steppenwolf, Canadian rockers of “Born to be Wild” fame.
The influential disco-era band Chic, who have become the hard-luck losers of the rock hall induction process, are on the ballot for the 11th time.
Chaka Khan performs in New York in 2014. | Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP, File
Others back as nominees include soul singer and former Rufus frontwoman Chaka Khan; the Peter Wolf-led rockers J. Geils Band; pregnant soul superstar Janet Jackson; the late “I Gotcha” singer Joe Tex; the German electronic music band Kraftwerk; the Detroit-area punk forerunners MC5; Ric Ocasek’s new wavers The Cars; the Zombies, British makers of “Time of the Season” and “She’s Not There”; and the 1970s-era progressive rockers Yes.
There is no set number of inductees. This year’s class had five members.
To be eligible, all of the nominees had to have released their first recording no later than 1991. The induction ceremony, open to the ticket-buying public and televised later on HBO, will take place in Brooklyn’s Barclay’s Center.
The public will also be invited to vote online among the nominees, with their top five selections cast as a “fan’s ballot.”
Inductees will eventually be enshrined in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame museum in Cleveland.
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French court rejects bid to delay Calais migrant camp closure (4.59/13)

A French court has rejected a request by aid groups to delay the closure of the migrant camp in Calais.
French authorities are expected to clear out the 6,000 to 10,000 migrants from the camp, also known as the Jungle, in the coming weeks and then dismantle it by the start of winter.
The migrants are being relocated around France or deported.
Several aid groups filed an emergency request last week to postpone the closure, arguing that authorities are not ready to relocate its residents.
A Lille court has rejected the request, according to Pierre Henry, of aid group Terre d'Asile.
Charity groups warn that many of the migrants do not want to stay in France and may set up camp elsewhere to continue trying to cross the English Channel to Britain.
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UNESCO expected adopted controversial Jerusalem resolution (4.38/13)

PARIS (AP) — UNESCO's executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that Israel says denies the deep historic Jewish connection to holy sites in Jerusalem — and that has angered Israel's government and many Jews around the world. ...
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Obama hails Renzi’s Italian reforms, criticizes EU austerity (4.26/13)

Barack Obama praised the political “vision” of Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in a newspaper interview on Tuesday ahead of a state visit by Renzi to Washington , and criticized EU rules that rein in national budgets.
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1 still missing after chemical plant explosion in German city (4.20/13)

BERLIN: One person is still missing after an explosion at chemical firm BASF ’s plant in the southwestern German city of Ludwigshafen that left at least two people dead, the company said Tuesday.
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Social Security COLA for 2017: A measly 0.3% raise (4.16/13)

Uncle Sam giveth and Uncle Sam taketh away.
The nation’s 65 million Social Security beneficiaries will receive a paltry 0.3% cost-of-living adjustment to their monthly checks in 2017, the government announced Tuesday. In dollars and cents, it means the average retired beneficiary’s check will rise about $4 to $1,360 per month in 2017.
The even more bitter pill: Many current Medicare beneficiaries won’t be able to spend any of that extra money. Instead, they’ll likely have to send their COLA straight back to Uncle Sam to cover higher Medicare Part B premiums.
Almost a third of Medicare's 56 million beneficiaries could see their premiums jump 22% next year, according to the Medicare Trustees Report, putting the cost at an estimated $149 per month. Those unlucky 30% of beneficiaries include people enrolling in Part B for the first time in 2017, people who are on Medicare but who aren't currently taking Social Security benefits and current enrollees who pay an income-related higher premium.
The remaining 70% of Medicare beneficiaries — now paying $104.90 per month — could see a "small increase" in Part B premiums, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services projects. Part B deductibles are also expected to rise, to $204 in 2017, up from $166 this year. The CMS is expected to disclose Part B premiums later this or next month.
The unequal sharing of higher Medicare costs has to do with how Social Security law is structured, capping premium increases for 70% of current recipients based on the COLA amount and leaving the remaining 30% of people to cover pick up the tab. It's a system that has its critics.
“The people who get treated badly are new retirees and high-income retirees, who don’t get protected by the hold harmless provision,” says Andrew Biggs, a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. "It makes no sense.”
And that’s something that ought to be fixed, he says. Biggs’ proposal: “If there’s inflation, pay a Social Security COLA to make up for it. If there have been cost increases in Medicare Part B or Part D, raise the premiums uniformly so everyone pays their fair share. It’s not that complicated.”
The low COLA for 2017 comes at a time when inflation is starting to rise toward the Federal Reserve Board’s target rate of 2%. And that could create a financial vice grip for seniors: It means the costs of goods and services for seniors, and especially health care, are now rising faster than their incomes.
It could force millions of Americans, many of whom rely solely on Social Security for their incomes, to accept a lower standard of living, increase the risks they take with their investments or to find other sources of income, by going back to work for instance.
Katy Votava, president of, predicts two things will happen in the wake of Social Security’s COLA announcement: “First, increased confusion and anxiety about what it means for beneficiaries’ pocketbooks. Second, an outcry for a congressional intervention to bring costs down.”
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Goldman Sachs earnings surge on trading (3.94/13)

Goldman Sachs posted a big jump in third-quarter earnings Tuesday, boosted by significant gains in trading and in the value of the firm's own equity investments. Net profit for the quarter ending September 30 surged 58 percent to $2.1 billion. Revenues rose 19 percent to $8.2 billion compared with the year-ago period. A key strength was trading in securities tied to interest rates, compensating for lower net revenues in some other types of investments. Revenues fell for trading in foreign exchange and commodities and rose modestly in equities. The other standout division was Goldman's own investments, which jumped in value thanks to gains in global stock markets. Net revenues in this business more than doubled to $1.4 billion. Goldman garnered lower revenues advising on mergers and acquisitions, offset by higher revenues in debt underwriting. Goldman's earnings and revenues both topped analyst expectations, adding to a trend of large US banks benefiting from a pickup in trading and moderate US economic growth. Shares of Dow member Goldman rose 1.5 percent to $171.61 in pre-market trade.
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Iran Sentences Iranian-American, His Father Each to 10 Years (3.55/13)

An Iranian-American businessman and his father have been sentenced to 10 years in prison in Iran, a state-run judicial news agency reported Tuesday, the latest dual nationals imprisoned since the nuclear deal.
The announcement by the Mizan news agency came a day after it released footage of businessman Siamak Namazi, a sign of the power still wielded by hard-liners in the Islamic Republic.
The Mizan report said Namazi and his father Baquer Namazi, a former UNICEF representative who once served as governor of Iran's oil-rich Khuzestan province under the U. S.-backed shah, were convicted of "cooperating with the hostile American government. " It did not elaborate.
Supporters of the Nazamis could not be immediately reached for comment. The U. S. State Department did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The report also said Nizar Zakka, a U. S. permanent resident from Lebanon, also received a 10-year prison sentence. His supporters had earlier told The Associated Press about the sentence, though the Mizan report was the first official Iranian report of it.
The report also said two others had been convicted as well, without naming them or identifying their nationalities.
Iran does not recognize dual nationalities, meaning those detained cannot receive consular assistance. In most cases, dual nationals have faced secret charges in closed-door hearings in Iran's Revolutionary Court, which handles cases involving alleged attempts to overthrow the government.
The Namazis were not released as part of a January deal that freed detained Washington Post journalist Jason Rezaian and three other Iranian-Americans in exchange for pardons or charges being dropped against seven Iranians.
That deal also saw the U. S. make a $400 million cash delivery to Iran.
Analysts and family members of those detained in Iran have suggested Iran wants to negotiate another deal with the West to free those held. In September, Iran freed a retired Canadian-Iranian university professor amid negotiations to reopen embassies in the two nations.
Gambrell reported from Dubai, United Arab Emirates .
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Merkel says all options open before Weds meeting with Putin on Syria (3.39/13)

BERLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said no options could be taken off the table ahead of talks on Wednesday with Russian President Vladimir Putin on the situation in Syria, where a Russian-backed air campaign has killed several hundred people. Merkel said she and French President Francois Hollande would discuss Syria with Putin after they meet Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko in Berlin to discuss the implementation of the Minsk peace plan to end the conflict in eastern Ukraine - a meeting from which she said no wonders could be expected. Turning to what she said was a disastrous humanitarian crisis in Syria, Merkel added: "Given this situation, I believe no option - including that of sanctions - can be taken off the table. " "But the priority must first be to relieve the pain of the people. That will be an issue tomorrow. There again, no wonders are to be expected," Merkel told a news conference after meeting Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela. (Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Andrea Shalal)
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FBI Files on Hillary’s Emails Reveal “Shadow Government” Was in Charge of Her Investigation (3.28/13)

A page from the FBI’s publicly released documents from the investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server reveals that a group literally called “the shadow government” was overseeing the inquiry.
“There was a powerful group of very high ranking STATE officials that some referred to as “The 7th Floor Group” or “The Shadow Government.” This group met every Wednesday afternoon to discuss the FOIA process, Congressional records and everything CLINTON-related to FOIA/Congressional inquiries,” states page 56 of the document.
The document goes on to list some members of this “shadow government,” which includes John Kerry and Jonathan Finer, Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning at the State Department, and Patrick Kennedy, undersecretary of state for management.
Yesterday it was reported that Kennedy “tried in late June or early July of last year to get the FBI to change a classified email to unclassified” as part of a “quid pro quo” deal under which the State Department would allow the FBI to place more agents in foreign countries.
The revelation that there is a group literally known as “the shadow government” within the State Department, proven by FBI documents, is going to be hard for the mainstream media to dismiss as another “tin foil hat” conspiracy theory.
Respondents on the Reddit conspiracy sub-forum , where the post went viral, were suitably amazed.
“Pretty much this, I mean i knew sh*t was bad, but I had no idea it was THIS bad,” wrote one.
“Man, my head might explode if we get the names of the shadow government. This is truly a time of the world when everything is bananas. I’m glad I’m here to see it, it’s really interesting,” added another.
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Official: 139 animals seized from Ohio 'farmyard of horrors' (3.28/13)

FAYETTEVILLE, Ohio (AP) — Officials say they've seized more than 130 animals from a home in a southwest Ohio village in a case they're calling a "farmyard of horrors. " Barb Ashmore, who is the deputy dog warden for the Brown County Animal Shelter, told WXIX-TV ( ) on Monday that 139 animals were removed from the backyard of a Fayetteville (FAY'uht-vil) home, including dogs, goats, chickens, sheep and rabbits. Ashmore says some animals were found dead and that others were barely alive due to the filthy conditions and lack of space to move around. The animals were seized following an odor complaint. Ashmore says the homeowner, who isn't currently facing charges, told officials he was going to try to feed his family on the animals. An investigation is ongoing. ___ Information from: WXIX-TV,
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State Dept.: No quid pro quo even suggested (3.22/13)

State Department Spokesperson John Kirby discusses new reporting on discussion of a 'quid pro quo' with a State Dept. official regarding Hillary Clinton's email server. Kirby says there was no such quid pro quo suggested.
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Fears rise in Europe of jihadist influx if Iraq retakes Mosul (3.21/13)

Europe faces a new influx of Islamic State jihadists if Iraqi forces retake the group's stronghold Mosul, officials and analysts warned Tuesday, adding to fears on a continent battered by a string of Islamist attacks.
Thousands of Europeans have left for Iraq and Syria over the last two years to wage jihad, but after the IS suffered a string of territorial defeats this year in both countries, some of its fighters have begun returning to the continent.
As Iraqi forces press their offensive in Mosul, the "caliphate" declared two years ago by the IS, experts urged Europe to prepare itself for more battle-hardened jihadists ready to launch attacks back home.
"The retaking of the IS' northern Iraq stronghold, Mosul, may lead to the return to Europe of violent IS fighters," the EU's commissioner for security Julian King told German daily Die Welt.
King thought it was unlikely that there would be a mass exodus of IS fighters from Mosul to Europe but he stressed that even a handful of jihadists returning would pose a "serious threat that we must prepare ourselves for".
Around 2,500 European fighters are still in the conflict zones, said King.
- 'Guerrilla attacks' -
The IS may become less appealing to potential recruits if its Iraqi stronghold were to crumble, but fighters left without a "home" would pose dangers for the West, said Raffaello Pantucci, Director of International Security Studies at the Royal United Services Institute.
"Rudderless but without a sense of revolutionary purpose, they will present a menace to security officials around the world for years to come," he wrote in the Daily Telegraph.
The IS group "has shown a capacity to send fighters back hidden among the refugees coming to Europe. If it is threatened in Iraq and Syria it may step up the number of those 'returnees' to establish networks or even launch attacks," he warned.
The IS is "entering a new phase," said Chris Phillips, managing director of counter-terrorism consultancy Ippso, adding that as the group loses its "caliphate", "it would force them into more guerrilla or terrorist actions".
With the retaking of Mosul, "I think we will see a growth of terrorist attacks across North Africa and the West," he said, adding that fighters could take cover in the routes used by refugees to slip in.
A French security source said anti-IS coalition forces must do everything to trap the jihadists in Mosul, and prevent them from seeking refuge elsewhere.
The threat posed by returnees is wider than Europe and extends also to Russia as well as North African and South-East Asian nations, experts said.
A French security source noted that although around 400 French nationals are still in the war zones, "that significant contingent should be taken in perspective compared to the Chechens for instance. "
Thousands of Tunisians have also fought for the IS, making them the biggest group by nationality.
- 'Deradicalisation very difficult' -
France is particularly jittery about potential Islamist returnees, as it has been hit by several terror attacks, including the November 13 assault in Paris in which jihadists coming back to Europe from Syria claimed 130 lives.
More than 10 officers are needed to monitor each returnee around the clock -- resources that overstretched European security agencies simply do not have, security sources said.
French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault also pointed to the "very difficult work of deradicalisation" to set back on the right track children who had been taken by their jihadist parents to Syria or Iraq, but who return radicalised.
In Germany, which took in around 900,000 asylum seekers last year along, skepticism is running high over the newcomers particularly after two attacks in July committed by refugees in the name of the IS group.
The country's head of the domestic spy agency, Hans-Georg Maassen, has raised the spectre of another problem -- that of the radicalisation of newcomers to Germany.
Some 340 cases have already been recorded of Islamists posing as aid workers to gain access to asylum seekers in shelters, he said, but noted that the actual number could be far bigger.
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Clinton Accused of Stealing Furniture From State Department (3.21/13)

Hillary Clinton stole State Department furniture to use in her Washington home, a former member of her security detail told the FBI, the New York Post reported.
The accusations were part of 100 pages of FBI interview notes from its probe into Clinton's handling of classified material that were released this week under the Freedom of Information Act due to a lawsuit by the conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch.
"Early in Clinton's tenure as secretary of state, she and her staff were observed removing lamps and furniture from the State Department which were transported to her residence in Washington, D. C.," the FBI was told by an agent, who was assigned to Clinton in 2009, at the start of her term, but was not on the detail when Clinton left in 2013.
According to the FBI notes, the agent "does not know whether these items were ever returned to the government. "
The Washington Examiner reported that this action by Clinton was just one of many that irritated her security detail, who described her treatment of agents as "contemptuous. "
"Prior to Clinton's tenure, being an agent on the secretary of state's protective detail was seen as an honor and a privilege reserved for senior agents," the FBI wrote. "However, by the end of Clinton's tenure it was staffed largely with new agents because it was difficult to find senior agents willing to work for her. "
Many agents were "indignant" about Clinton's frequent breaches of security protocol, including bringing her unsecured Blackberry phone into a secure area where classified information is handled, the Examiner reports.
The State Department denied the accusations, saying Clinton took home only property that she owned.
In the past Hillary and Bill Clinton were accused of taking furniture and gifts from the White House that should have remained in government custody.
However, Punditfact points out that this was not so much because of any intent of improper behavior, but due largely to confusing and unclear regulations about the procedure for what gifts are those of the occupants of the White House and which are government property, a problem previous administrations had also encountered.
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Many Chibok girls 'unwilling to leave Boko Haram' (3.20/13)

The Nigerian government is negotiating the release of another 83 of the Chibok schoolgirls taken in a mass abduction in 2014 but more than 100 others appear unwilling to return home, a community leader said.
Chibok Leader Says More Than 100 Girls Unwilling to Leave Boko Haram
Chibok leader: 100-plus girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram
Leader: 100-plus girls unwilling to leave Boko Haram
Chibok Leader: 100-Plus Girls Unwilling to Leave Boko Haram


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Trump’s wife struggles to defend the indefensible (3.20/13)

In recent campaign history, certain myths have taken hold in ways that obscure what actually happened. Howard Dean’s 2004 campaign, for example, was already collapsing at the time of his “scream” in Iowa. Mitt Romney’s support was already falling in 2012 when the “47 percent” video reached the public. And Donald Trump’s support was already fading when Americans heard his 2005 boasts about sexual assault, so his candidacy’s current difficulties cannot solely be blamed on the “grab them by the p***y” audio. That said, it certainly didn’t help. Complicating matters, Trump and his allies still haven’t thought of a credible way to explain the recording, though the candidate’s wife did her best during a CNN interview yesterday.
Melania Trump defended Donald Trump against allegations that he sexually assaulted women, saying in a rare interview Monday night that her husband was “egged on” to make lewd comments about women that were caught on tape in 2005. […] [She dismissed the conversation between Trump and Billy Bush] as “boy talk” and speculated that her husband “was led on – like, egged on – from the host to say dirty and bad stuff.”
That’s not much of a defense. Donald Trump didn’t want to brag about sexual misconduct, but he fell sway to the persuasive powers of the host of an entertainment-news show? For all the talk about Trump’s persona as a tough guy, he succumbed to pressure from Billy Bush? Not only is this unpersuasive, it’s not even true – there’s nothing on the recording to suggest Trump was reluctant to boast about his exploits. As for the “boy talk,” let’s not forget that Trump was 59 at the time of the interview. Reminded of this detail by Anderson Cooper, Melania Trump responded, “Correct, and sometimes I said I have two boys at home. I have my young son and I have my husband.” It was intended as a lighthearted joke, but given that she was talking about her husband’s rhetoric about sexual misconduct, this also wasn’t flattering. Donald Trump’s wife, reflecting on the presidential candidate’s maturity, apparently thinks of him as a child. As for the women who’ve accused her husband of assault – allegations the Republican candidate and his team vehemently deny – Melania Trump argued without evidence that the claims were “all organized from the opposition.” She also argued yesterday, in reference to her husband’s attacks against Bill Clinton, “They’re asking for it…. They started from the beginning of the campaign putting my picture from modeling days.” As best as I can tell, the Clinton campaign has never taken an interest in Melania Trump’s modeling pictures.
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Yemen to Start 72-Hour Cease-Fire (3.17/13)

A temporary cease-fire will take effect in Yemen Wednesday night, the United Nations’ envoy for the country said, the latest bid to end more than 18 months of war there. ...
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Inside the preparations for the Obama era's final State Dinner (3.16/13)

The White House is getting ready for the 13th and final State Dinner of the Obama administration, where Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi will be honored.
A special celebrity chef will be in the kitchen -- famed chef Mario Batali , who is known for his Italian cooking, was picked to help put together the final state dinner, reports CBS News correspondent Chip Reid.
Wearing his signature orange Crocs, Batali, along with the White House executive chefs, served up a taste of what will be on the menu for the last State Dinner of the Obama era.
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“We got a lot of work to do,” Batali said, laughing. 
The first course will include a sweet potato pasta dish, followed by a warm butternut squash salad, then a meaty main course with a vegetarian option, ending, of course, with dessert.
“Where does this rank in all of the extraordinary things you’ve ever done as a chef?” Reid asked.
“This is at the very top of the list,” Batali said.
Batali is no stranger to the Obama White House. A supporter of the first lady’s health initiative, he joined Michelle Obama last year at the Milan Expo for an event about nutrition. “Is there one person you’re worried about? Would it be the president or maybe he first lady? Who’s the foodie?” Reid asked.
“You know, you generally don’t worry that much about  Americans when you’re cooking pasta, you worry about the Italians,” Batali said.
“Oh, good point, good point,” Reid said.
“So Prime Minister Renzi is the guy that I’m probably going to watch their plates a little more closely,” Batali said. Those plates will have dishes made from ingredients of the final harvest of the White House kitchen garden, and will sit on elaborately decorated tables.
The fall harvest theme even stretches to the sweets. Susan Morrison is the White House executive pastry chef and worked with Batali to create the apple crostata dessert. “How many of these have you done?” Reid asked.
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“So this is my 21st year,” Morrison said.
“Twenty-first year, so this is kind of a piece of cake for you,” Reid joked.
“I would say it’s, you know, it always takes so much thought and consideration,” Morrison said. The Obamas have hosted a dozen other state dinners. The first in 2009 -- welcoming the prime minister of India -- was embroiled in controversy after a party-crashing couple slipped through, raising questions about security and prompting a congressional inquiry. But the others have been remembered for not only the world leaders they hosted, but the lighter moments too, like what dress the fashionable first lady is wearing and when Sasha Obama met Canadian movie star Ryan Reynolds during Canada’s state dinner last year.
“It really is an evening of camaraderie, an evening of diplomacy,” said Desiree Rogers, a former social secretary for the Obama administration. “So I would imagine that they’re practicing a little bit and just making certain that everything is in place.”
But for Batali and his crew, the focus is on the food. 
“So are you shaking in your orange Crocs?” Reid asked.
“You know, not yet. I think I’ll be shaking in my orange Crocs tomorrow when it’s about a half hour before service,” Batali said. 
Chef Batali will also be wearing those Crocs while whipping up the dishes in the White House kitchen Tuesday night. Dinner will be capped off with a musical performance by mega pop star Gwen Stefani.
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What we’ve learned so far from the hacked emails of Hillary Clinton’s campaign (3.16/13)

The emails hacked from Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman John Podesta have offered an insight into the inner workings of the famously guarded candidate’s operation.
And it turns out, they’re not much different than the external ones.
Emails posted by WikiLeaks reveal a buttoned-up campaign that analyzes nearly every decision, mirroring Clinton’s reputation as a methodical and tactical politician. And secret transcripts of Clinton’s paid speeches behind closed doors on Wall Street have failed to turn up any positions widely different than what she says in public.
WikiLeaks has been posting the hacked emails from Podesta almost daily for a little over one week. Republican nominee Donald Trump has seized on them to portray Clinton as a corrupt candidate.
But the emails are dumped out of order, in some cases without context or knowledge of any other replies. Clinton’s campaign has refused to weigh in on the veracity of individual email exchanges, and has accused the Russian government of orchestrating their release — a claim WikiLeaks has denied.
“There is no getting around it: Donald Trump is cheering on a Russian attempt to influence our election through a crime reminiscent of Watergate but on a more massive scale,” said Clinton spokesman Glen Caplin. “It’s time for Donald Trump to condemn this intrusion by the Kremlin and tell voters what did his campaign know and when did they know it.”
But going through the thousands of emails between Podesta, campaign staff, donors and at rare times Clinton herself, the picture of a highly methodical campaign emerges.
Email threads with top advisers debating finer points of the campaign are common.
In one exchange, the campaign deliberated for about 12 hours over a single tweet, about low-wage workers’ fight for a higher minimum wage. Policy advisers and communications staffers went back and forth over how to carefully word the 140-character message to be signed by Clinton herself, including whether to include the #Fightfor15 hashtag or if that would be too strong an endorsement.
Staffers sent around multiple drafts of talking points and speeches on a variety of topics, and strategized about how to handle media interviews. In one instance, the campaign mulled how to respond to reports of her private email server use. In another, they closely watched former President Bill Clinton’s every move on a day of campaigning to avoid unforced mistakes. In a different missive, a staffer relayed that Clinton herself was frustrated with “poll-tested lines that don’t work” on the campaign trail.
Another exchange dealt with the dicey issue of whether to allow lobbyists for foreign companies and governments to bundle for the campaign. Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said he was comfortable allowing for some of them to donate and fund raise. Jennifer Palmieri replied with: “Take the money!!”
It is not uncommon for professional campaigns to be so deliberate. An academic paper studying the campaign’s use of social media in 2012 found that former candidate Mitt Romney’s team had up to 22 people signing off before a tweet was sent. That kind of top-down approach contrasts sharply with Trump’s freewheeling, uncensored approach to Twitter, with messages sometimes coming in the middle of the night.
Clinton has a reputation of being careful and guarded, at times calculating, and the emails show a campaign that runs that way.
Wall Street speeches
Also contained in the emails have been transcripts of paid speeches Clinton gave on Wall Street.
While three speeches to investment heavyweight Goldman Sachs were the heart of an attack line for Bernie Sanders during the Democratic nomination fight, the release of the transcripts in the past week have been overshadowed by Clinton’s opponent, Donald Trump, and the release of a hot-mic recording of Trump bragging about sexually aggressive behavior.
During the appearances — which were more question-and-answer sessions with Goldman Sachs chief Lloyd Blankfein than speeches — Clinton commented on Wall Street’s role in financial regulations, relations with Russian President Vladimir Putin and how politics played into the decision to tighten regulations on the financial industry in 2010.
While the transcripts show a blunter, less reserved Clinton, much of what the former secretary of state said to Goldman Sachs and other groups appear generally in line with some of what she has said publicly.
In an October 2013 speech to the financial firm, Clinton implied that action was necessary to curb Wall Street street abuses “for political reasons.”
“There was also a need to do something because for political reasons, if you were an elected member of Congress and people in your constituency were losing jobs and shutting businesses and everybody in the press is saying it’s all the fault of Wall Street, you can’t sit idly by and do nothing,” Clinton said.
Clinton, on regulations also said that “too much is bad, too little” and argued that “the people that know the industry better than anybody are the people who work in the industry.”
The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was passed in 2010 in response to the great recession and looked to impose tighter regulations on financial institutions. While business leaders, especially those leading the financial firms, were generally against the measure, the decision was politically popular with Democrats who blamed Wall Street for the recession.
Throughout the appearances, Clinton takes a more pragmatic approach towards relegation Wall Street, a departure — at least in tone — from the more populist rhetoric she used during the Democratic primary.
“There should be no bank too big to fail and no individual too big to jail,” Clinton said during the fourth Democratic debate in January.
But the speeches offer no dramatic differences between what Clinton said publicly, as Sanders and other liberal Democrats suggested they might during the Democratic primary.
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What U. S. allies are up against in the methodical battle for Mosul (3.13/13)

NEAR MOSUL, Iraq -- The U. S.-backed battle for Mosul began to the east of the city, where Iraqi Kurdish fighters went house to house on Monday hunting down the handful of Islamic State of Iraq and Syria ( ISIS ) fighters still trying to hold out.
In the recaptured town of Tarjala, they showed CBS News correspondent Holly Williams the tunnels ISIS militants had built to defend themselves -- and the aftermath of the four U. S. airstrikes that destroyed them.
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Colonel Delshad Mawlod told CBS News the extremists fought to the death, and he had expected to find a tunnel network.
“It’s an ISIS tactic,” he told Williams, “suicide car bombs and tunnels is how they fight.”
These towns and villages to the east of Mosul used to be farming communities, but most of the residents fled as ISIS moved in two years ago. Now it’s an apocalyptic landscape, dotted with oil fires set by the militants.
In the days before the offensive began, the U. S.-led coalition softened the ground with airstrikes inside the city of Mosul. The coalition has released videos showing strikes on what were allegedly ISIS weapons facilities.
A Kurdish tank rolls to the front line in the battle to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from ISIS, Oct. 17, 2016.
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Inside Mosul there are now thought to be fewer than 5,000 ISIS fighters -- but also about 1 million civilians.
ISIS is preventing them from leaving, using them as human shields. But some are managing to escape, and they flee to increasingly overcrowded camps around the city.
Hussein Moussa Abdullah is an English teacher who fled the town of Qayyarah, just south of Mosul.
“You cannot sleep well without the fear… the fear is you cannot guess when they will take you from your bed and kill you,” he told CBS News of life under ISIS.
The Iraqi military and its U. S. backers have said the fight to retake Mosul could take weeks, or even months.
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Greenpeace sues Norway over Arctic oil (3.12/13)

OSLO, Norway, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Environmental group Greenpeace said Tuesday it filed a lawsuit against the Norwegian government for giving energy companies consent to drill in Arctic waters.
The group's Norwegian branch and regional advocate Nature and Youth said in their challenge that Norway was violating the Paris climate agreement by moving ahead with oil drilling in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea.
"Signing an international climate agreement while throwing open the door to Arctic oil drilling is a dangerous act of hypocrisy," Truls Gulowsen with Greenpeace Norway said in a statement. "By allowing oil companies to drill in the Arctic, Norway risks undermining global efforts to address climate change. "
Norwegian energy company Statoil in late August said it would extend its reach into the Barents Sea next year in an effort to replenish its exploration portfolio. The company already has a rig on contract suitable for operations in northern waters and said it's slated to drill up to seven wells in the region in 2017.
About half of the 18 billion barrels of oil equivalent yet to be discovered in Norwegian waters are in the Barents Sea.
Greenpeace in 2014 declared victory after Statoil ended a campaign in the Hoop reserve area in the Arctic waters of the Barents Sea. The Hoop reserve area is near Bear Island, a unique island ecosystem that Greenpeace said would be spoiled should a spill occur in the area.
The previous year, Greenpeace used its Arctic Sunrise vessel to gain access to the Prirazlomnaya rig, deployed by Russian energy company Gazprom for work in the country's Arctic waters. Arctic Sunrise has been seized more than once by sovereign powers and, in 2013, the Kremlin said protest action by Greenpeace "had the appearance of extremist activity. "
There was no statement from the Norwegian government on the Greenpeace lawsuit.
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Green groups sue Norway over Barents Sea oil drilling
Green Groups Sue Norway Over Barents Sea Oil Drilling


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Donald Trump claims Paul Ryan doesn't want him to win because he wants to be president in 2020 (3.12/13)

House Speaker Paul Ryan is distancing himself from Donald Trump because he is thinking about his own presidential aspirations in 2020, Trump alleged in an ABC News interview Monday.
Questioning Ryan's motives, Trump implied that the speaker does not care whether he wins the White House: "Well, maybe not," Trump said, "because maybe he wants to run in four years or maybe he doesn't know how to win. "
Paul Ryan through the years
"Maybe he just doesn't know how to win. I mean, who can really know. But I know I'm in his territory and they are all screaming for Trump," he added.
The Republican nominee held a campaign rally in Ryan's home state of Wisconsin on Monday in which the crowd chanted "Paul Ryan sucks" and Trump railed against what he calls "corrupt" media and a "rigged" election system — a frequent accusation the Manhattan billionaire calls out without any evidence.
The chairman of the Wisconsin Republican Party Brad Courtney later defended Ryan in a statement: "The Republican Party of Wisconsin is incredibly proud and fully supportive of Speaker Paul Ryan and the work he does for the conservative movement here in Wisconsin and across this great nation," the statement said.
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Ryan's fraught relationship with Trump worsened following the release of a 2005 recording that showed Trump making obscene comments about groping women.
After the leak, Ryan disinvited Trump from a Wisconsin campaign event , and declared that he would no longer defend Trump against any further controversies that might emerge before Election Day.
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CAAP: Samsung Galaxy Note 7 prohibited in airports, planes (3.11/13)

Now it can’t even be brought inside airports.
Following reported cases of exploding batteries and being fire hazards, the government regulatory body ensuring safe air travel issued a circular for a total ban on Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
The Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines (CAAP), through acting Director General Jim Sydiongco, has issued Memorandum Circular No. 34-16 prohibiting Galaxy Note 7 smartphones in airports and both commercial and cargo flights.
Dated October 13, the circular said: All carriage of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 devices are forbidden in airport premises, on-board the aircraft and cargo flights. Moreover, all operators are hereby advised to strictly implement this memorandum circular.
An earlier memorandum has been issued by CAAP. In September, it has issued an advisory calling on airline operators to prohibit passengers from using the Galaxy Note 7 in airport premises and inside the planes.
Samsung has offered to replace Galaxy Note 7 devices bought before September 15 but CAAP’s directive still covers all units.
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Police chiefs group apologizes for 'historical mistreatment' of minorities (3.10/13)

The president of America 's largest police organization issued a formal apology Monday to the nation's minority population "for the actions of the past and the role that our profession has played in society's historical mistreatment of
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2017 Tour will scale all of France's mountains (3.10/13)

For the first time in 25 years, the 2017 Tour de France will scale all five mountain ranges of continental France, a bumpy 3,516-kilometer (2,185-mile), three-week slog. ...
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U. K. Consumer Prices Rise At Fastest Annual Pace in Nearly Two Years (3.10/13)

LONDON—U. K. consumer prices rose at the fastest annual pace in nearly two years in September, but statisticians said there was little evidence so far the uptick was driven by the recent slump in sterling.
The Consumer Price Index rose by 1.0% in the year to September, the Office for National Statistics said, the highest increase since November 2014. Economists polled by The Wall Street Journal had expected annual inflation to...
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Guptas list why Gordhan's application is fundamentally flawed (3.09/13)

Ajay Gupta believes the idea of state capture is an imaginary concept created by the media.
Cape Town – The Guptas said Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan’s court application is fundamentally flawed and will assist them in clearing their name, their lawyer said in a statement on Tuesday.
“We are delighted to have received this application,” the Guptas’ lawyer Van Der Merwe Associates said on behalf of Ajay Gupta and Oakbay Investments, in response to the affidavit from Pravin Gordhan.
However, they said the application “is undiluted nonsense and appears to be little more than the usual political games”. They said the application’s detail is “fundamentally flawed as of the 72 transactions flagged”.
READ: Gordhan creating chance to get bank reasons - Gupta lawyer
“The truth always comes out in the end and we look forward to clearing our name in court,” it said.
“At last, the Gupta Family and Oakbay can begin to formally clear their names. They thank him for this opportunity,” said Van Der Merwe Associates.
"None of the transactions related to Oakbay or the family, which are over a five-year period, were flagged to the FIC (Financial Intelligence Centre) as suspicious. To put this in context, the FIC’s own 2015-16 annual report showed that 98 054 transactions in that year alone were flagged as suspicious by the banks. "
Their initial analysis shows:
-    "Six transactions (totalling R4.096bn) refer to the Optimum mine before it was under Oakbay’s control and so was not transacted by Oakbay or the family
-    "24 transactions (totalling R325m) are perfectly legitimate, are in the normal course of business and are not suspicious in any way
-    "Five transactions (totalling R1.698bn) relate to Oakbay Resources and Energy, the listed entity. These are perfectly legitimate and all information is being supplied to its auditor, SizweNtsalubaGobodo, for review
-    "Another 20 vaguely refer to ‘multiple transactions’ that makes any further analysis impossible without further detail from the Finance Minister
-   "The remaining 17 transactions (totalling R719m) were also all for legitimate purposes and are absolutely not suspicious. "
“We will disclose these transactions in full, once the full analysis has been completed,” the lawyers said.
“All of the 72 transactions were approved and cleared by the respective banks processing the transactions.
“The fact that all transactions were approved is acknowledged in the attachment to Minister Gordhan's application‎, in the form of a signed letter from the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank.
“One of the largest transactions flagged in Minister Gordhan’s application was the transfer of the Optimum Rehabilitation Trust’s Account (over R1.3bn) from Standard Bank to the Bank of Baroda.
“Yesterday, we proved this was bona fide and approved by all relevant authorities. The transfer occurred because all of Oakbay’s accounts were being closed.”
Their response to Gordhan's application comes a day after Oakbay Investments CEO Nazeem Howa announced his resignation due to health reasons. 
READ: Nazeem Howa quits Gupta-owned Oakbay
The full list of 72 'dodgy' Gupta transactions
Seventy-two transactions varying from R5 000 to R1.3bn involving the Gupta family have been identified as "suspicious" by the FIC. The 72 transactions worth R6.8bn that feature in a dramatic court application filed by Gordhan was flagged by the FIC because there had been "no apparent business or lawful purpose" for the transfers. A source with knowledge of the matter told News24 that the Gupta transactions were deemed "suspicious" by the FIC because they didn't relate to any apparent legitimate business transactions involving the Guptas and their companies.
After being asked for information by Gordhan, FIC director Murray Michell decided to issue a certificate detailing suspicious transactions involving the Guptas and their businesses. "I must emphasise that such a certificate is only to be used for the purpose of introducing evidence in legal proceedings and will only confirm or refute the receipt of reports pursuant to the FIC Act. Such a certificate will not disclose any information concerning the content of any particular report which the Centre has received," Michell stated.
FULL STORY: What Gordhan's affidavit revealed
Gordhan wants the court to declare that, as finance minister, he is in no way obligated to help the Guptas in their battle with South Africa's largest banks, all of which had terminated their banking relationships with the Guptas and their companies earlier this year. In support of his argument that the banks may have had good reason to close the Gupta accounts, Gordhan attached in his application a document from the FIC detailing transactions made by Gupta-linked companies between 2012 and June 2016. The transactions are valued at R6.8bn and had been classified by the FIC as "suspicious".
FULL STORY: Gordhan drops Gupta ‘nuclear bomb’
Oakbay Group attorney Gert van der Merwe, however, told The New Age in a phone interview on Monday that he and Oakbay are currently considering their position regarding further action and possibly opposing Gordhan's application.
"The relief sought [by Gordhan] is not necessary to ask for in the first place. So, one can only deduct that the application has no merit and no actual relief [is] sought," said Van der Merwe. At the same time he is glad to now have what he sees as an opportunity to get the banks "to at last give me reasons for closing these accounts. They kept it secret despite us asking for it repeatedly".
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Abrahams used the NPA as a tool to fight Gordhan (3.08/13)

The NPA does have the power under law to charge people with crimes – that’s its job. But do the charges against Gordhan stand up to scrutiny? And did the NPA follow the correct processes in charging him?
Closer examination shows that the NPA is bringing a case it cannot win. Indeed, the weaknesses of the case are so glaring that any vaguely competent criminal lawyer should have been able to spot them. Secondly, it is doing so in a manner which belies its claim to be protecting and enforcing the law.
This case may therefore have less to do with the law than with the pursuit of a political agenda. If so, law has ceased to be the basis of a just and fair society – and instead become an instrument for political gain.
The charge sheet brings a case of fraud against Gordhan, with an alternative charge of theft. Both charges are meant to arise from his approval of early retirement by Ivan Pillay from the South African Revenue Services (SARS), and his rehiring of Pillay as Deputy Commissioner on a fixed-term contract. Related to this is the so-called “penalty” which SARS paid to Pillay’s pension fund, which allowed him to enjoy full pension benefits (as though he had retired at the statutory age). Gordhan was commissioner of SARS at the time these events took place.
Read the full analysis of the charges on BusinessLIVE.
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NPA boss Abrahams in 'bid to save face'


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Students hospitalized after Detroit school bus crash (3.08/13)

Multiple students are hospitalized this morning after a school bus was involved in a multiple-vehicle crash on Detroit's west side, police said.
The crash was at about 7:30 a.m. at Keeler and Braile streets, in the area of the city's Brigtmoor neighborhood.
The number of people injured and severity of injuries, as well as details on the collision and how it occurred weren't immediately available.
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New row over Hitler house demolition plan (3.08/13)

A new row erupted Tuesday over Austria's plans to demolish the house where Adolf Hitler was born, with experts saying they opposed its destruction only a day after a decision was announced.
After a lengthy legal battle with the current owner, Interior Minister Wolfgang Sobotka said Monday the listed property in the northern town of Braunau would be "torn down" to stop it from becoming a neo-Nazi shrine.
A new building on the site would be used by a charity or the local authorities, he told Austrian media.
Sobotka said the decision was based on recommendations from an expert committee.
But several of the 13-member panel denied Tuesday that the commission had backed the push to bulldoze the yellow corner house where Hitler was born on April 20, 1889.
"The demolition option had been explicitly mentioned in the (government's) proposal and was not approved by us," said Clemens Jabloner, the ex-president of Austria's highest administrative court, in a joint statement with historian Oliver Rathkolb.
Instead, the committee had suggested a "profound architectural redesign".
"A demolition would amount to negating Austria's Nazi past," the pair said.
Responding to the criticism, Sobotka on Tuesday insisted the main goal was to destroy any "resemblance" to the current house, "especially its outer appearance".
Whether this process would an involve an actual demolition could be discussed, he told journalists in Vienna.
A copy of the commission's report showed the experts had been "against leaving an empty space instead of a building".
"A complete transformation or removal of the building is in principle suited to erase the place's ideological connotation and dissolve the emotional ties with Hitler. But... a historical contextualisation remains necessary," the report read.
- ' Never again fascism' -
Although Hitler only spent the first few weeks of his life at Number 15 Salzburger Vorstadt Street, the address has been a thorn in Austria's side for decades, drawing Nazi sympathisers from around the world.
Every year on Hitler's birthday, anti-fascist protesters organise a rally outside the building, next to a memorial stone reading: "For Peace, Freedom and Democracy. Never Again Fascism, Millions of Dead Warn. "
The dilapidated property in the historic town centre has been empty since 2011 when the government became embroiled in a dispute with owner and local resident Gerlinde Pommer.
Her family has owned the 800-square-metre (8,600-feet) building for more than a century, except for a brief period during the Nazi regime.
In 1972, the Austrian government signed a lease with Pommer and turned the premises into a centre for people with disabilities.
But the arrangement came to an abrupt end five years ago when Pommer refused to grant permission for much-needed renovation works.
The famously elusive owner also rejected a purchase offer made by the increasingly exasperated interior ministry.
In July, the government approved a legislation amendment to seize the house from Pommer who continues to net 4,800 euros (around $5,300) in rent every month.
The expropriation bill, which includes compensation for Pommer, was to be debated in parliament later Tuesday.
Sobotka earlier said it could enter into force by the end of the year.
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Poll: Clinton Maintains Solid National Lead (2.23/13)

After a bruising week for Donald Trump amid backlash from the release of a lewd 2005 recording and in-fighting among GOP party leaders, Hillary Clinton now holds a 6-point lead over the Republican nominee, according to the latest NBC News| SurveyMonkey Weekly Election Tracking Poll.
In a four-way match-up, Clinton enjoys 46 percent support this week among likely voters, while Trump drops a single percentage point to 40 percent support. Gary Johnson holds on to 8 percent support and Jill Stein has 4 percent support.
As a point of comparison, President Obama won the 2008 presidential contest by 7 points, and he won in 2012 by 4 points.
The latest NBC News|SurveyMonkey poll was conducted online from October 10 through October 16 among likely voters.
In a two-way race, Clinton leads by 8 points with majority support of 51 percent to Trump's 43 percent among likely voters. Her margin over the GOP nominee has grown steadily since her successful first debate performance.
Clinton currently enjoys a large margin over Trump among a number of key demographic groups including likely women voters (+18 points). Trump continues to lead Clinton among likely men voters overall (+7 points).
Gender issues have been at the forefront of the campaign this election cycle, and after a particularly tumultuous week, it is interesting to see where women and men currently stand.
Clinton currently leads Trump among women of every age group.
Throughout most of the general election, Clinton has generally seen more support from college graduates, while Trump has been the preferred candidate for voters with no college degrees. This week, likely voters without college degrees support Trump over Clinton by 6 points, 46 percent to 40 percent. Clinton has a 26-point advantage among likely voters who are college graduates, however, 56 percent to 30 percent.
Likely women voters support Clinton regardless of their education level. Women with college degrees support her by a 37-point margin, 62 percent to 25 percent. Among women without college degrees, Clinton leads by a narrower 6-point margin, 46 percent to 40 percent.
Candidate preference among likely men voters, however, varies by education level. Men without college degrees support Trump by an 18-point margin, 52 percent to 34 percent. But men with college degrees go for Clinton over Trump by 12 points, 48 percent to 36 percent.
As early in-person voting starts in several critical battleground states this week and the third and final presidential debate is held Wednesday, it will be crucial for Clinton to preserve support among these demographic groups.
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Pep Guardiola's biggest Man City test on emotional return to Barcelona (2.20/13)

Former Barca captain Guardiola, the Catalan club's most decorated coach with 14 trophies in a scintillating four-year spell, is set for his latest emotional return to the Nou Camp.
He has been there as a visiting coach before when his Bayern Munich side lost 3-0 in a Champions League semi-final last year and now he faces an equally daunting task with City.
Guardiola's brilliant start in England which saw him oversee 10 consecutive wins in all competitions has given way to a run of three games without victory, the latest seeing City miss two penalties in a 1-1 draw at home to Everton on Saturday.
The Premier League leaders trail Group C pacesetters Barca by two points following a thrilling 3-3 draw at Celtic in their last Champions League outing but Guardiola said he would not settle for another draw against his former club.
"We have four games left and we need to win two of them, make six points, to be in the next round. And we are going to try to win the first points in our next game for sure," Guardiola said on Saturday.
The Catalans are unbeaten at the Nou Camp in the Champions League since 2013 but attacking idealogue Guardiola said his team would not stray from their usual style of play.
"We are going to play like we are. I know the way we want to play but, of course, we have to know exactly against which team we're going to play. Not too many teams win there in recent years," he added.
Barcelona are fourth in La Liga and cruised to a 4-0 victory over Deportivo La Coruna on Saturday, with substitute Lionel Messi scoring on his return from a groin injury that had kept him out for over three weeks.
"He will be difficult to stop, I know that from experience," said City striker Sergio Aguero, Messi's international teammate with Argentina.
"All we can hope is that he has a bad day and our defence plays the game of its life. It's that difficult because Leo is the best in the world. "
Barca coach Luis Enrique has also been boosted by the return of fullbacks Sergi Roberto and Jordi Alba to training, while Guardiola's only major absence is Bacary Sagna.
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Trump wrongly insists voter fraud is 'very, very common' (2.18/13)

Posted 12:13 a.m. today Updated 7:58 a.m. today
By JILL COLVIN, Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. — Donald Trump is insisting voter fraud does, indeed, pose a significant threat to the integrity of the U. S. electoral system, claiming the election could be rigged "at the polling booths" despite a lack of evidence and experts' insistence to the contrary.
Speaking at a rally Monday night in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Trump doubled down on his widely condemned attempts to undermine the election's outcome, which are unprecedented in modern presidential politics.
"They even want to try to rig the election at the polling booths. And believe me, there's a lot going on," Trump told a rowdy audience. "Do you ever hear these people? They say there's nothing's going on. People that have died 10 years ago are still voting. Illegal immigrants are voting. I mean, where are the street smarts of some of these politicians? "
"So many cities are corrupt," he added, "and voter fraud is very, very common. "
For days, Trump's allies have been insisting that the GOP nominee's escalating complaints about a "rigged" election were meant to refer to what they see as the media's bias against the Republican candidate and preference for his Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton.
But Trump, who has repeatedly asked his supporters to keep an eye out for fraud on Election Day and make sure things are on "the up-and-up," has made clear he also has concerns about the integrity of the voting system — especially in cities, like Philadelphia, with large minority populations.
"Of course there is large scale voter fraud happening on and before election day," he tweeted earlier Monday. "Why do Republican leaders deny what is going on? So naive! "
At his rally Monday night, which was interrupted repeatedly by protesters, Trump cited research from the Pew Center that had been featured in a report meant to highlight antiquated voter registration systems "plagued with errors and inefficiencies. "
The 2012 study found that approximately 24 million — or one of every eight — voter registrations were no longer valid or significantly inaccurate. It also found that more than 1.8 million dead people were listed as voters and that approximately 2.75 million people were registered in more than one state. But the report cited no evidence that those errors had contributed to any significant voter fraud. Instead, it pointed to estimates that at least 51 million U. S. citizens are eligible but not registered to vote.
Trump also cited a controversial 2014 op-ed in The Washington Post by a group of professors at Old Dominion University promoting their research concluding that "enough" non-citizens have voted in recent elections that their participation could plausibly change the outcome of close elections.
Among their claims: Because non-citizens tend to favor Democrats, their votes could have been responsible for President Barack Obama's 2008 victory in North Carolina.
There is no evidence the latter is the case — and the article spawned so much backlash over its methods and conclusions that the authors were prompted to issue a follow-up defense.
Most experts say voter fraud is extremely rare in the U. S., with one study by a Loyola Law School professor finding just 31 known cases of impersonation fraud out of 1 billion votes cast in U. S. elections between 2000 and 2014.
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Why the Ched Evans verdict does not set a dangerous precedent Steven Woolfe quits Ukip (2.18/13)

The acquittal last week of footballer Ched Evans at his retrial for rape has, if media reports and trigger-happy talking heads are to be believed, set a dangerous new precedent in cases of sexual violence.
“A disturbing precedent that could deter women from reporting attacks”, reported the Daily Mail . “A throwback to the 1980s” thundered the Guardian. Similar sentiments were expressed by former solicitor-general Vera Baird Q. C., who solemnly advised BBC Radio 4’s Today programme , “This has set us back 30 years”.
The source of concern was the ruling, which lay at the heart of the Court of Appeal’s decision to quash Evans’ original conviction, that the complainant, X, could be cross-examined, and evidence could be called, about previous sexual activity that was alleged to have occurred with two separate males in the period before and after the alleged rape.
The bare facts of the case are well-rehearsed, and set out in more detail in the Court of Appeal’s judgment In short, on 29 May 2011, Evans and his co-accused, Clayton McDonald, had sex with X, in a hotel room. McDonald had met X on a night out, taken her back to the room, and had texted Evans, who promptly made his way to the room and, seeing McDonald and X having intercourse, joined in. X woke up the following morning, professing to have no memory at what had taken place. Both men admitted that they had had sex with X, and were charged with rape, on the basis that X was too drunk to consent, and that neither man reasonably believed that she was consenting. Both men asserted that they reasonably believed that the complainant was an enthusiastic and consenting party. At the first trial, McDonald was acquitted. Evans was convicted and sentenced to five years' imprisonment.
So how on earth does a complainant’s previous sexual behaviour come into it? In general, the answer is that it does not. Section 41 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 prohibits questioning a complainant in a sex case about their sex life. The purpose, sensibly, is to destroy the myth that “unchaste women are more likely to consent to intercourse and are in any event less worth of belief”.
Section 41 then sets out limited exceptions to this rule, which may be engaged where “a refusal [to allow the questions or evidence] might render unsafe a conclusion of the jury on any relevant issue in the case”. Section 41(3) provides that, where a relevant issue is consent, one of the limited exceptions for allowing evidence of sexual history is where the previous sexual behavior is relevant and “so similar” to the complainant’s behaviour during the event, that “the similarity cannot reasonably be explained as coincidence.” This, the Court has said, presents a “high hurdle of relevance and similarity” for the defence to clear in order to succeed in an application. There is a further condition that no evidence can be admitted where the purpose of so doing is to impugn the credibility of the complainant. Put loosely, the section is designed to prevent sexual history being used to embarrass, discredit or plant nasty seeds in the minds of the jury to evoke ugly, olden day mores about sexual promiscuity.
In Evans’ case, it was said that the exception in section 41(3) was met, due to the emergence of fresh evidence. This came primarily in the form of two witnesses, S and O, each of whom said that he had slept with X around May 2011, and that she had instructed him to have sex with her “doggie style” and had urged him to have sex with her “harder”. Relevance? Well, when interviewed by police in 2009, Evans told them that X had performed oral sex on him, before adopting a position on all fours and instructing him to “fuck me harder”. This, the defence said, was relevant to the issue of consent – if Evans was right, it would support his assertion that X was a capable and consenting participant. If would further bolster the reasonableness of his belief that she was consenting. The fact that X had used this similar behavior – the sexual position and the words — on two other occasions made it more likely that Evans was truthful when he said it happened with him, and was therefore relevant to supporting this aspect of his defence. It is important to understand this reasoning – it is not to suggest that “X slept with S and O consensually, therefore she consented with Evans”. That is not the reasoning at play, and the jury at the retrial would have been directed as such.
What qualifies as “similar behaviour”? Well, the test for “similarity” has been established by earlier case law as not requiring that the conduct be “rare” or “bizarre”, merely that it “go beyond the realm of what could reasonably be explained as a coincidence”. The combined effect of X’s words and actions were said by the defence to clear that bar.
When this was argued in the Court of Appeal, the prosecution disagreed with the defence analysis, submitting that, even if the new witnesses were to be believed, there was insufficient “similarity”. What X said and did was fairly unremarkable.
This, to me, is an arguable point. To borrow from a legal colleague’s tweet , the sexual position adopted and words used are almost a modern “porn trope”, and are far more common nowadays perhaps than in the youth of the Court of Appeal judiciary. Beyond coincidence, or verging on the threshold? I don’t think it’s easy to assert either way. However, even if the Court of Appeal’s finely-balanced judgment was wrong in this case – and it is always a difficult exercise balancing the rights of complainants against the rights of the accused – it is, in my view, a leap to suggest that this has established a precedent, or loosened the strictures of section 41.
In accepting the defence argument “with a considerable degree of hesitation”, the Court of Appeal emphasised that this was an unusual case, and that it would be rare for it to be “appropriate to indulge in this kind of forensic examination of sexual behavior with others”. This explodes the “dangerous precedent” narrative. Prosecution advocates in Crown Courts across the land will draw judges’ attentions to these remarks should defence advocates try to rely upon Evans as establishing any new point of principle. Section 41 will continue to be applied strictly, and the real danger, to me, is the deterrent effect of media misreporting and scare stories on present and future victims. This decision does not herald open season on complainants in sex cases. Indeed, comfort for those seeking it can be found in the margins of the Court of Appeal judgment: O initially gave a statement for Evans’ first appeal in 2013, in which O said that he had had sex with X, and that he “couldn’t understand why X would sleep with someone so soon after a rape”. “S” gave a statement to the defence designed to show that X had slept with him just after meeting him. This evidence was wisely not relied upon by the defence, as it would have been exactly the type of nudge and wink to inadmissible, myth-reinforcing irrelevance that section 41 was designed to prohibit.
Certainly, there are other elements to the case that to an outsider could appear unsavoury, particularly relating to how these new witnesses emerged, and what they already knew about the case at the time they gave their statements. The £50,000 “reward” put up by Evans for fresh evidence is troubling. Questions to be asked, certainly, but questions that were asked, in the Court of Appeal and before the jury. All the “what-ifs” advanced by commentators who were not in court for the full trial were almost certainly litigated in front of the jury. They were certainly not litigated in front of Twitter.
My personal preference would be that little more is said about this case in the media. It is an unpleasant affair on a number of levels, with little to be usefully learned by reheating online. If it must be examined, I would plead that this be the take-home: a decision to allow evidence of sexual behaviour is rare. That is the message that we should be repeating, loud and clear. Whatever happened in this unusual case is unlikely to have any wider application; certainly there is nothing that suggests the Court intends to widen the scope of section 41. Victims should not be scared to come forward on the basis of what is being said, loudly and inaccurately, by those who should know better.
The Secret Barrister is a junior barrister specialising in criminal law,  @BarristerSecret ,
Steven Woolfe, the bookies’ frontrunner as the next leader of Ukip, has quit the party, throwing the race to replace Nigel Farage as leader of that party into disarray.
Woolfe, who revealed that he was quitting the party in an article for the Telegraph , lambasted the party as “ungovernable”, and plagued by “infighting and toxicity”.
In damning remarks, the MEP, who will now sit as an independent, said that Ukip “lacks direction, it lacks a purpose and it lacks any semblance of professional organisation”.
Although Woolfe revealed that he had considered joining Theresa May’s new look Conservative party, and describes himself as “enthused” by the new Prime Minister, senior Tory sources are not expecting an immediate defection.
In an interview with the BBC , Woolfe said there was “something rotten” in Ukip, and said the party was in a “death spiral”, beset with a “visceral hatred” of anyone connected with Farage.
It leaves Paul Nuttall, the former deputy leader of Ukip, in pole position as far as the race to become Ukip’s new leader is concerned. The winner of the contest will be announced on 28 November.
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J&J quarterly sales rise 4.2 pct (2.17/13)

Oct 18 (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson reported a 4.2 percent increase in quarterly revenue, fueled by strong sales in its prescription drugs business. The company's net earnings rose to $4.27 billion, or $1.53 per share, in the third quarter, from $3.36 billion, or $1.20 per share, a year earlier. Sales rose to $17.82 billion from $17.10 billion. (Reporting by Natalie Grover in Bengaluru; Editing by Sriraj Kalluvila)
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BlackRock quarterly profit rises 3.8 pct


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WATCH: Obama sharpens job interview skills with Stephen Colbert on 'The Late Show' (2.16/13)

In a taped segment that aired Monday night, Obama got in an appeal to millennials to vote on November 8 and shamelessly plugged his accomplishments as president.
But Colbert, in the guise of clueless office manager "Randy," was not impressed.
"55. Tough time to start over for a man," he said, looking over Obama's resume.
"I don't see any promotions for the last eight years. That's not always good. Can you explain that? " Colbert asks.
"Honestly, there wasn't a lot of room for advancement in my last job," said Obama. "The only one with a more powerful position was my wife. "
Obama gave no hint about what he actually might like to do after vacating the White House in January, but he seemed in no hurry to leave the political scene.
"You know what I really love doing? Is encouraging the youth of America to get out and vote this November so that the good work that we've done over the past eight years can continue on into the future," he said.
Obama didn't say who they should vote for, but when Colbert gave him a choice between "an extra fiber nutrient bar, which has traveled to more than one hundred countries, or this shriveled tangerine covered in golden retriever hair, filled with bile that I wouldn't leave alone with the woman I love," Obama said: "I think I'll go with the fiber nutrient bar. "
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Mosul offensive: Territory recaptured from ISIS (2.15/13)

MOSUL, Iraq — A suicide car bomb, sowing panic as it plows relentlessly toward Peshmerga positions. An ISIS fighter who ambushes Kurdish troops from a concealed tunnel before blowing himself up. ...
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Two sides of a weak pound: Burberry gains, Ryanair suffers (2.14/13)

The economic repercussions of the plunge in the British pound were on display Tuesday as the currency's drop helped boost sales at luxury goods maker Burberry but triggered a profit warning from budget airline Ryanair.
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Ukraine announces ‘Normandy Format’ meeting in Berlin on October 19 (2.14/13)

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Rising gasoline, rents push U. S. inflation higher in September (2.12/13)

By Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U. S. consumer prices recorded their biggest gain in five months in September as the cost of gasoline and rents surged, pointing to a steady build-up of inflation that could keep the Federal Reserve on track to raise interest rates in December. The Labor Department said on Tuesday its Consumer Price Index increased 0.3 percent last month after rising 0.2 percent in August. In the 12 months through September, the CPI accelerated 1.5 percent, the biggest year-on-year increase since October 2014. The CPI rose 1.1 percent in the year to August. "Today's inflation data are not hot enough to put a rate hike up on the table next month, but it is also true the economy is strong enough to generate some inflation pressures," said Chris Rupkey, chief economist at MUFG Union Bank in New York. Last month's increase in the CPI was in line with economists' expectations. But underlying inflation showed signs of moderating amid a slowdown in the pace of increases in healthcare costs after recent robust gains. The so-called core CPI, which strips out food and energy costs, gained 0.1 percent last month after climbing 0.3 percent in August. That slowed the year-on-year increase in the core CPI to 2.2 percent following a 2.3 percent rise in August. The dollar extended losses after the data, while Treasury prices turned higher. The retreat in the monthly core CPI reading will probably do little to change the view that the Fed will raise interest rates at its December meeting. The U. S. central bank has a 2 percent inflation target and tracks an inflation measure which is hovering at 1.7 percent. The Fed lifted its short-term interest rate last December and has held it steady since because of persistently low inflation. Last month, gasoline prices jumped 5.8 percent after falling 0.9 percent in August. Gasoline accounted for more than half of the increase in the CPI last month. Americans also paid more for electricity, with prices posting their biggest gain since December 2014. Households, however, got some relief from food prices, which were unchanged for a third straight month. The cost of food consumed at home declined for a fifth straight month. Within the core CPI basket, housing costs rose further in September. Owners' equivalent rent of primary residence increased 0.4 percent, the largest gain since October 2006, after rising 0.3 percent in August. Medical care costs rose 0.2 percent last month after surging 1.0 percent in August. The cost of hospital services was unchanged, while prices for prescription medicine rose 0.8 percent. The government revised prices for prescription drugs from May through August this year as incorrect data had been used to calculate price changes. Prescription medicine accounts for about 1.4 percent of the CPI basket. (Reporting by Lucia Mutikani; Editing by Andrea Ricci)
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'He can't read this': Is Donald Trump afraid of this Dearborn billboard? (2.12/13)

On a black billboard along westbound I-94 entering Dearborn, white Arabic lettering sits next to these words in English:  "Donald Trump. "
Unlike English, though, Arabic is read right to left. The billboard translated reads: "Donald Trump, he can't read this, but he is afraid of it. "
The billboard posted last weekend is funded by the Nuisance Committee super PAC, which was started by the creator of the Cards Against Humanity card game. It has raised more than $410,000 through a satirical fund-raising campaign , and the billboard is unique among three others the group has posted across the country.
"We came up with it because we believe that Donald Trump's hateful rhetoric is not based on reality. It's based in fear," Nuisance Committee spokeswoman Melissa Harris said of the Republican presidential nominee. "And we think that irrational fear is what's driving his anti-immigrant message. "
She said Dearborn was selected because of its high population of Arab Americans in a swing state. They're hoping the message spurs conversation, with people reaching out to Arabic speakers to ask what it means, Harris said.
The billboard cost the group $4,850, and will remain posted through Nov. 8, she said, which is Election Day. About 331,539 people drive by the billboard between Detroit and Dearborn each week.
Trump has said that he wants a temporary ban on or "extreme vetting" of  Muslims entering the U. S.
A website, , is listed on the billboard and includes what are said to be Trump's previous statements regarding Muslims. The super PAC was named by Cards Against Humanity co-creator Max Temkin as a tribute to his grandfather, Ira Weinstein, who was shot down over Germany during World War II and became a prisoner of war.
"There, Ira and other Jewish POWs banded together to form a 'Nuisance Committee' to irritate their captors in ways that wouldn't get them shot," Harris said in an e-mail. "The comparison between Trump and Hitler is intentional. "
Cards Against Humanity is a popular game describing itself as "a party game for horrible people. Each round, one player asks a question from a Black Card, and everyone else answers with their funniest White Card," according to its website.
The fund-raiser involves sales expansion sets themed for Trump or Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton, with people voting with which pack they order. As of Monday, the Clinton-themed packs had raised $210,928 while the Trump-themed ones had raised $200,716.
At the end of the promotion, "depending on which pack gets more support, we will donate all the money in support of Hillary Clinton," according to the website.
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Girl, 15, found guilty of murdering mother and daughter (2.11/13)

A 15-year-old girl has been found guilty of murdering a mother and daughter who were stabbed through the throat and smothered as they slept. The teenager, who cannot be named because of her age, had claimed that mental illness diminished her responsibility for the killings of dinner lady Elizabeth Edwards and 13-year-old Katie Edwards. A five-day trial at Nottingham Crown Court was told that the schoolgirl and her boyfriend planned the killings and carried them out "to the letter" when they were both aged 14. The teenagers - thought to be Britain's youngest ever couple to be convicted of murder - went on to share a bath, have sex, and watch four vampire-themed Twilight films after the murders in Spalding, Lincolnshire, last April. The female defendant admitted manslaughter but denied murder, claiming to be suffering an abnormality of mental function which impaired her ability to form rational judgments. But jurors - who heard that the defendants' toxic Bonnie and Clyde-style relationship "led on to" the killings - took two-and-half hours to reject the girl's defence and convict her of murder. Her former boyfriend, who also cannot be named because of a court order, pleaded guilty to murder before the trial began. At the start of the trial, Peter Joyce QC said the victims were stabbed a total of 10 times in a "cold, calculated and callous" pre-planned attack at their home. In police interviews a day after her arrest, the 15-year-old girl said her boyfriend had knifed Ms Edwards through the voice box to ensure her daughter was not woken by screams or cries for help. Although she did not watch the subsequent killing of Katie, the girl described hearing "moaning" from the younger victim's bedroom as the male defendant smothered her with a pillow. Police found the bodies of Ms Edwards and her daughter on Friday April 15 this year when three officers forced their way into their house in Dawson Avenue, Spalding. Post-mortem examinations found signs of defensive injuries on the older victim's hands, suggesting she tried to fight off the boy, while her daughter was stabbed twice in the neck. Defence psychiatrist Indranil Chakrabarti told jurors the teenager was suffering from an adjustment disorder and had not been acting rationally while plotting and helping to carry out the killings. But forensic psychiatrist Philip Joseph said it was "blindingly obvious" that the girl was in a state of emotional turmoil rather than mentally ill. In police interviews and assessments with psychiatrists, the female defendant described the killings as "a breeze" and gave a horrifying account of blood being spattered on a wall and her boyfriend's face and hands. She told police the boy took "spare" clothes to the scene of the murders in a backpack, along with four knives. In lengthy and matter-of-fact admissions to police, the schoolgirl said she and her boyfriend had planned the killings after a conversation which began with with a joke suggestion of committing a murder. Explaining that failed attempts to put the plan into action had taken place on the previous two days, the girl told officers: "We went over the plan over and over again. It just kind of happened. " After informing police that she witnessed Ms Edwards being killed, the girl told officers that she was shaking by the time her boyfriend entered the younger victim's bedroom. "I heard her say 'I can't breathe' and 'Get off me'. He came out of the room with blood on the side of his face, the side of his neck, his jumper and his hands as well," the girl told two detectives. After the killings, the girl said, her boyfriend "seemed fine" and they watched several films and took a bath for around 20 minutes, opting not to follow their plan and take their own lives. Both killers face indefinite detention at Her Majesty's pleasure - the juvenile equivalent of a life term for an adult. The girl, wearing a dark cardigan, remained composed in the dock before being led away after the guilty verdicts. Several minutes after the verdicts were returned, the girl began to dab at the side of her mouth with a white tissue and appeared to be stifling tears. Mr Justice Haddon-Cave adjourned sentence on both defendants until next month and will also rule on whether or not they should be identified at a later hearing. After ordering a pre-sentence report to be prepared on the girl, the judge told counsel: "I express the court's gratitude for the exemplary way in which this case has been conducted. "It is a wholly exceptional case by any standards and it has been investigated and prepared with exceptional skill and clarity. "
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Poll: Do Trump's comments in video reflect his feelings about women now? (2.10/13)

Last Updated Oct 18, 2016 7:44 AM EDT
By Sarah Dutton, Jennifer De Pinto, Fred Backus and Anthony Salvanto
Amid allegations by a number of women accusing Donald Trump of inappropriate sexual advances , and the leaking of a high-level Hillary Clinton campaign official’s emails , CBS News’ latest poll shows that voters are finding weaknesses in both candidates.
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Trump has expressed regret for his comments about women in a decade-old video, and said that those comments do not reflect how he views women now. But most voters are skeptical. Fifty-four percent of registered voters and a majority of Democrats (84 percent) and independents (52 percent) think Trump’s comments from eleven years ago are an accurate reflection of how he views women today. Forty percent of voters – including 69 percent of Republicans – disagree.
The Trump campaign has dismissed Trump’s comments on the video as “locker room talk,” indicating the language is typical of how men sometimes talk about women to each other. Voters are divided:  47 percent think Trump’s comments are typical, while 48 percent think they are not. Republicans and Democrats view this matter differently.
A slight majority of both men and women think Trump’s comments on the video reflect his attitude towards women today. Just over half of men reject the notion that his comments are typical of how men sometimes talk about women, while women are split.
Overall, 40 percent of registered voters say they have a worse opinion of Trump as a result of his comments on the video, though most – 56 percent - say their opinion is unchanged. Women (44 percent) are more likely than men (36 percent) to have a worse opinion of Trump as a result of his comments.  
More broadly, just 15 percent of voters think Trump respects women a lot, and 40 percent think he doesn’t respect them at all. In contrast, 53 percent think Clinton has a lot of respect for women.   
Forty-six percent of women overall, and nearly half of women age 65 and older, say Trump does not respect women at all. 
The percentage of women who say Trump doesn’t respect women at all has risen from 31 percent in September to 46 percent today. 
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Trump’s comments about women have initiated the withdrawal of support by a number of prominent Republican Party leaders and elected officials. Three in four registered voters – as well as three in four Republican voters – say these repudiations will have no effect on their vote one way or the other. But 20 percent of Republicans say this will make them more likely to support Trump. 
Trump has repeatedly referred to former President Bill Clinton’s conduct with some women in the past, as well as how Hillary Clinton responded to her husband’s extramarital activities. Two in three voters do not think Bill Clinton’s extramarital activities and Hillary Clinton’s response should be a part of the presidential campaign, though most Republicans differ with Democrats and independents on this matter.
Voters are divided as to whether Hillary Clinton should release the texts of her speeches to Wall Street donors - something Donald Trump has made a condition to the release of his income tax returns.  52 percent of registered voters think it’s necessary for Hillary Clinton to release the texts of her speeches, while 45 percent do not. Most Republicans and independents think Hillary Clinton should release these speeches, while most Democrats don’t think it’s necessary.
On  the heels of the leaked excerpts of Clinton’s Wall Street speeches, nearly seven in 10 voters say those have no effect on how they view Clinton. A quarter say they think worse of her, rising to 40 percent among Republicans. 
Even among voters who have heard or read a lot about the speeches, six in 10 say the excerpts do not change their opinion of her.
It should be noted that more voters nationwide have heard or read at least something about the Access Hollywood recording (85 percent) than have heard about the leaked emails reportedly containing Clinton’s speeches (51 percent). 
Trump has not released his tax returns, and most voters think he should. Fifty-nine percent think it’s necessary for him to release his returns, including majorities of Democrats and independents. Partisanship is at play here , as most Republicans don’t think Trump needs to release his tax returns. These percentages have changed little from a month ago.
Most voters think Clinton did do something wrong when she set up a personal email address and server for work while she was Secretary of State, including 42 percent of voters who think what she did was illegal. While just 11 percent of Democrats think Clinton’s actions were illegal, this rises to 45 percent among independents and 72 percent among Republicans.
In leaked excerpts of Clinton’s speeches, she references the need for having both a public and private stance on issues, and voters view her generally as not being forthright in her views. About two in three voters think Clinton says what people want to hear, while just 34 percent think she says what she believes. In contrast, 59 percent think Donald Trump says what he believes.     
Both candidates are viewed negatively on a number of characteristics: majorities of voters think neither is honest and trustworthy, and more than half of voters think neither candidate shares their values. Half of voters think Clinton does not understand their needs and problems, or have good judgment – but around six in ten say those things about Trump.
Overall, both candidates continue to be viewed far more negatively than positively by voters.
Three out of four voters say they watched last week’s presidential debate. Most debate watchers said the debate had no effect on their views of Clinton, and half said their views of Trump were unchanged. But one in three voters who watched said their view of Trump worsened as a result of the debate.
Voters see Clinton as better at handling immigration (51 percent) and foreign policy (59 percent), and now she has a clear lead on managing the threat of ISIS (50 percent - 44 percent). Trump has a slight edge managing the economy and jobs (49 percent - 47 percent). Two weeks ago, Trump had a slight edge on handling ISIS and a larger lead on handling the economy.
Slightly more voters now have an opinion of both vice presidential candidates than did so last month, before the two candidates faced off in their debate. Voters’ views of Tim Kaine are now slightly more negative than positive, but half still don’t have an opinion of him. In contrast, more voters have a favorable opinion of Mike Pence than an unfavorable one, with 39 percent undecided.
With control of the Congress at stake in this year’s election, some Republican leaders have expressed concern about the effect of Donald Trump’s candidacy on down ballot races. Right now, likely voters lean towards voting for a Democrat (50 percent) over a Republican (45 percent) for their representative to the House if the election were held today.
Overall opinion of the Republican Party is largely negative but also largely unchanged among registered voters compared to July, with 61 percent now viewing the GOP unfavorably. Meanwhile, views of the Democratic Party have improved. While a slight majority of voters had an unfavorable opinion of the Democrats in July, today opinion is divided.
This poll was conducted by telephone October 12-16, 2016 among a random sample of 1,411 adults nationwide, including 1,189 registered voters. Data collection was conducted on behalf of CBS News by SSRS of Media, PA. Phone numbers were dialed from samples of both standard land-line and cell phones. 
The poll employed a random digit dial methodology. For the landline sample, a respondent was randomly selected from all adults in the household. For the cell sample, interviews were conducted with the person who answered the phone. 
Interviews were conducted in English and Spanish using live interviewers. The data have been weighted to reflect U. S. Census figures on demographic variables. 
The error due to sampling for results based on the entire sample and the sample of registered voters could be plus or minus three percentage points. The error for subgroups may be higher and is available by request. The margin of error includes the effects of standard weighting procedures which enlarge sampling error slightly. 
The sample of likely voters is modeled among registered voters (N=1,189), assigning each respondent a probability of voting based on their responses. The margin of error for the sample of likely voters is plus or minus three points. This poll release conforms to the Standards of Disclosure of the National Council on Public Polls.  
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The poster can be found on westbound I-94 in Michigan and has been funded by Cards Against Humanity’s anti-Trump group ‘the Nuisance Committee.’
Spokesman for the group Melissa Harris said: ‘We came up with it because we believe Trump’s hateful rhetoric is not based on reality, it’s based on fear.
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Chief: California officers spared when gunman's weapon jams (2.10/13)

A man wearing body armor pointed an assault rifle at two police officers in a California Starbucks, only to have the weapon malfunction before he fled and was shot by the officers nearby, police said.
Vallejo Police Chief Andrew Bidou called it an "attempted assassination" of the two officers, who were on break when the confrontation occurred.
The officers were caught off-guard and "were ambushed by somebody who has superior firepower," the chief said Monday.
It marked the latest attack on police across the country, including two incidents in California in recent weeks that left a total of three law enforcement officers dead.
Police in Vallejo said Adam Powell, 41, had passed by the Starbucks six minutes earlier, apparently planning the attack.
Video from a nearby security camera showed a man walking up to the coffee shop and then sprinting away seconds later, with at least one officer chasing him.
Police said Powell appeared to keep trying to clear his weapon as he ran. Officers shot him three times about 100 feet from the Starbucks.
Resident Jazmin Addison said she heard more than a dozen shots at the corner outside her home. Addison later looked out to see a man lying on the ground, surrounded by officers.
Powell was in critical condition but stable on Monday. Police Lt. Jeff Bassett said authorities expect to arraign him within the next few days.
Police said Powell's weapon never fired. A photo provided by police showed an assault rifle bearing wear marks and duct tape. Bassett said the gun was operable except for the jam.
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