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In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh

President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago. 2018-10-03 08:21 6KB www.wral.com

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China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay $70M tax fine

Of the total amount, Fan Bingbing is being personally fined around $70 million for tax evasion, according to an announcement carried by China's official Xinhua News Agency Wednesday, citing tax authorities. 2018-10-03 07:49 3KB pagesix.com

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Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake

A volcano has erupted in central Indonesia and authorities have warned planes about volcanic ash in the air. 2018-10-03 07:00 1KB www.news24.com

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Japanese spacecraft drops observation device toward asteroid

Device apparently succeeds in landing, joining 2 "rovers"; it's part of research seeking clues to solar system's origin 2018-10-03 06:56 2KB www.cbsnews.com

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WATCH: Trump Publicly Doubts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Credibility

After days of restraint, the US president has expressed his opinion on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford's testimony during a supporter rally. 2018-10-03 05:10 3KB sputniknews.com

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Alyssa Milano Exposes The Left's Kavanaugh Hypocrisy In One Tweet

Left-wing actress and activist Alyssa Milano scowled at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill while holding a sign that read, "I believe survivors." She has called the nominee a "sexual predator" over Christine Ford's sudden allegation that Kavanau 2018-10-03 04:37 2KB www.dailywire.com

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250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in eastern India

A fire has broken out in a pharmacy at a state-run medical college and hospital complex in eastern India, causing panic among around 250 patients who were evacuated to safe wards. 2018-10-03 07:21 1KB www.sacbee.com

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The Rockies Stunned The Cubs In 13 Innings To Win The NL Wild Card

Jon Lester was brilliant, but Kyle Freeland was better and an RBI from an unlikely source in the 13th sunk the Cubs early Wednesday morning. 2018-10-03 05:46 1KB uproxx.com

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WATCH: Trump got $413m from his dad, much from tax dodges - report

The New York Times is reporting that US President Donald Trump received at least $413m from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud. 2018-10-03 06:38 4KB www.news24.com

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2018 Nobel Peace Prize: it’s easier to rule out names than guess the winner

The prestigious prize will be announced on Friday in Oslo 2018-10-03 06:49 5KB www.scmp.com

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Lawyer takes US pastor’s case to Turkey’s highest court

The lawyer for an American pastor held in Turkey on spying and terror charges says he has petitioned Turkey's highest court for his release. 2018-10-03 08:42 2KB www.heraldonline.com

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Notorious French gangster who fled prison in helicopter caught: AFP

Redoine Faid was nabbed north of Paris along with 3 other men including his brother, sources say; he pulled off Hollywood-like escape 3 months ago 2018-10-03 05:17 2KB www.cbsnews.com

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NBC News: FBI may already be wrapping up Kavanaugh investigation

After the White House said it was expanding the scope of the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation, NBC News reports the probe could already be wrapping up as Senate Republicans say they want a vote this week. Maya Wiley, Julia Ainsley, & Frank Montoya react. 2018-10-03 03:34 1KB www.msnbc.com

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Aid slowly is trickling to Indonesian disaster-hit areas

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central Indonesian island, with… 2018-10-03 05:12 6KB townhall.com

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Why Cubs lost longest playoff game in history of Wrigley

CHICAGO — Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a worried Joe Maddon offered these words to the Post. “If we hit, we can… 2018-10-03 05:28 4KB nypost.com

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Indonesia disaster survivors search debris for food, drinks

"Awesome Indonesia," a young man shouted sarcastically as a crowd of people, some pushing their arms elbow deep into a jumbled pile of sodden… 2018-10-03 06:30 4KB abcnews.go.com

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The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

A government official says the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and is expected to be charged in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund. 2018-10-03 08:49 2KB www.heraldonline.com

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Deaths of Instagram model, other women shock Iraq

Slayings, mysterious deaths of prominent women raise fears of a new wave of killings in Iraq. 2018-10-03 06:12 6KB www.heraldonline.com

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US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies

Katie Wheelbarger, the principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, said the U. S. is committing to use offensive and defensive cyber operations for NATO allies, but America will maintain control over its own personnel and capabilities. 2018-10-03 05:27 4KB www.stripes.com

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Trump to Saudi King: 'You Might Not Be There for Two Weeks Without Us'

During a rally in Southaven, Mississippi the US president said that Saudi Arabia’s King Salman would not stay in power “for two weeks” without the support of the US military. 2018-10-03 08:17 2KB sputniknews.com

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Rockies Outlast Cubs With a Clutch Hit From an Unlikely Source

Tony Wolters, a backup catcher, broke a 1-1 tie in the 13th inning of a game that lasted nearly five hours, sending Colorado to the N. L. D. S. 2018-10-03 06:21 4KB www.nytimes.com

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White House Smashes New York Times for Story on Fred Trump’s Taxes

“Fred Trump has been gone for nearly twenty years and it’s sad to witness this misleading attack against the Trump family by the failing New… 2018-10-03 03:15 2KB www.breitbart.com

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Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer's testimony

A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a different scene. 2018-10-03 05:28 5KB www.wral.com

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Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields

Across the Middle East, countries locked out of purchasing U. S.-made drones due to rules over excessive civilian casualties are being wooed by Chinese arms dealers, who are world's main distributor of armed drones. 2018-10-03 04:54 7KB www.stripes.com

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Today in History

Today in History. 2018-10-03 04:01 6KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM

Iraq's new president is set to take office after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister. 2018-10-03 08:29 1KB www.heraldonline.com

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Ripple effect? Amazon’s $15 wage may help lift pay elsewhere

Amazon's $15 minimum wage could pressure some other employers to raise pay. 2018-10-03 04:26 5KB www.thenewstribune.com

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At a glance: Women on the boards of California companies

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. The measure requires at least one… 2018-10-03 07:18 1KB townhall.com

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Indonesia's Widodo makes second visit to quake city as aid effort gears up

Indonesian President Joko Widodo made a second visit to earthquake-devastated Sulawesi island on Wednesday, saying efforts to help survivors were gearing up and he was keen to see economic activity resume. 2018-10-03 07:25 6KB www.reuters.com

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Indonesia: A look at the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami

Posted by Zain Khan on Oct 03,2018,1:35 PM IST News Top Stories World Devastating aerial images have shown the scale of destruction… 2018-10-03 08:05 2KB www.siasat.com

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Four members of alleged hate group charged for role in 2017 Charlottesville rally

Authorities described the suspects as members of a militant, racist and anti-Semitic group known as the Rise Above Movement, based in Southern California. The four were arrested by FBI agents and charged with one count each of violating a federal rioting statute and conspiring to violate it. 2018-10-03 04:02 6KB www.stripes.com

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A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching

A year after sex assault allegations against Harvey Weinstein surfaced, Hollywood is still soul-searching. 2018-10-03 04:12 8KB www.heraldonline.com

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Canada revokes Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship

The Canadian Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor bestowed on her in 2007. 2018-10-03 06:42 2KB www.cnbc.com

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UK’s May aims to gain Conservative control after storm Boris

UK’s May aims to gain Conservative control after storm Boris on WTOP| BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her fractured Conservative Party to unite behind “decent, moderate and patriotic” policies, a day after her rival Boris Johnson challenged her authority with a… 2018-10-03 06:30 1KB wtop.com

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Hundreds of US teacher candidates shake up midterm elections

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix. 2018-10-03 05:04 7KB www.wral.com

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Sarah Palin's Army vet son, Track, faces court decision on jail time

Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to him over the past few years, the most recent coming last week. Palin, an Army veteran who served one year in Iraq, entered a program intended to rehabilitate veterans after he was arrested for assault less than a year ago. 2018-10-03 05:00 2KB www.stripes.com

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ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago

Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities say. 2018-10-03 04:27 2KB www.wral.com

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Here's how much fast food Americans are eating

More than a third of adults in the United States -- about 84.8 million people -- ate fast food on any given day between 2013 and 2016, according to a new CDC report. Fast food consumption varied by age, income level, race and sex. 2018-10-03 04:13 6KB edition.cnn.com

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Magical film figures lure youth to explore Peruvian wetland

The Huasao wetland in the heart of the bygone Incan Empire languished for years as a wasteland that locals used as their dump. Cleaned up… 2018-10-03 04:07 3KB abcnews.go.com

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Who Are Brett Kavanaugh’s Enemies?

Washington If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to say about Brett Kavanaugh. As with Clarence Thomas, he is a fighter. He is a gifted defender of the truth. And he is worthy of serving on the highest 2018-10-03 04:01 5KB spectator.org

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Solons raring to debate with Mocha Uson if she becomes a lawmaker

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download… 2018-10-03 07:33 1KB newsinfo.inquirer.net

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AP Top Entertainment News at 12:11 a.m. EDT

AP Top Entertainment News at 12:01 a.m. EDT on WTOP| A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay massive tax fine 4 arrested in connection with LA celebrity burglaries Whirlwind year lets Michelle Williams realize her own worth Review: ‘A Star Is… 2018-10-03 04:00 941Bytes wtop.com

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In light of Brett Kavanaugh, an indepth look at how and when character is formed in kids

Whether or not you believe the accusations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, recent events have raised questions about whether what we do as teens reveals our essential character. When does character emerge, and can it change? 2018-10-03 04:00 10KB www.deseretnews.com

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New Mexico lawmaker faces sentencing for drunken driving

A state lawmaker convicted of drunken driving is set to face sentencing Wednesday in Albuquerque as she seeks re-election in November. 2018-10-03 04:25 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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French interior minister quits, PM in charge of security

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has assumed responsibility for France's domestic security after the interior minister resigned in an apparent act of defiance toward President Emmanuel Macron. 2018-10-03 08:35 1KB www.heraldonline.com

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Saudi journalist and govt critic ‘missing in Turkey’

Washington: A veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical of the government has gone missing afte 2018-10-03 08:13 2KB www.siasat.com

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Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation

WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who… 2018-10-03 08:25 8KB townhall.com

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Asian markets slip on energy gains, Japan data

Asian markets slip on oil price gains, Japan data. 2018-10-03 06:58 3KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Navajo high court to hear appeal on presidential term limits

Navajo Nation's high court is scheduled to hear an appeal on presidential term limits. 2018-10-03 06:21 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Hawaii health insurers offer dental for Medicaid members

Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago. 2018-10-03 05:22 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Interim Vermont motor vehicle chief gets permanent job

The interim commissioner of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been appointed to the position permanently. 2018-10-03 04:08 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Mike Pompeo Is Going Back to North Korea

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on course to rack up more visits to North Korea than Dennis Rodman. The State Department announced Tuesday that Pompeo will meet with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday... World News Summaries. 2018-10-03 06:56 1KB www.newser.com

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SC Chief Justice Gogoi to work out parameters for urgent mentions

New Delhi: New Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday temporarily disallowed the prac 2018-10-03 07:58 1KB www.siasat.com

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America's 'Khwezi moment'

Remember those brave women who stood up with posters of Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, Khwezi, when he announced the 2016 election results? Last week America had their "Khwezi moment", writes Melanie Verwoerd. 2018-10-03 06:33 6KB www.news24.com

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Indian Rupee tumbles by 34 paise against US Dollar

New Delhi: The Indian Rupee on Wednesday tumbled 34 paise to end at a fresh low of 73.33 against the 2018-10-03 05:41 1KB www.siasat.com

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Ronaldo rape accuser 'emotionally fragile' - lawyer

A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in 2009 calls her client "emotionally fragile". 2018-10-03 04:35 5KB www.sport24.co.za

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Kerala HC denies bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal

Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday denied bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on 2018-10-03 06:02 1KB www.siasat.com

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Bhima Koregaon: Maha govt. moves SC against Navlakha’s release

Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the release of social ac 2018-10-03 07:48 1KB www.siasat.com

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16-year-old boy gets 4.5 years jail for kissing a 13-year-old girl

Turkey: A 16-year-old boy has been jailed for four years and a half years in prison for kissing his 2018-10-03 06:54 1KB www.siasat.com

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Aston Martin shares open flat at 19 pounds per share in London debut

Shares in luxury carmaker Aston Martin opened flat at the offer price of 19 pounds ($24.70) per share in its London debut on Wednesday. 2018-10-03 07:15 2KB www.reuters.com

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Four Californian men charged with inciting violence at 2017 Charlottesville rally

Four Californian men described by prosecutors as members of a militant white supremacist group were arrested on Tuesday on charges of instigating violence during a white nationalist rally that turned deadly in Charlottesville, Virginia, last year. 2018-10-03 05:32 6KB www.reuters.com

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Indonesian disaster raises risks for President Widodo as he eyes re-election

Indonesia's earthquake and tsunami could raise political risks for President Joko Widodo as he prepares a bid for re-election next year, with opponents keen to find fault in his handling of the disaster in a region with a history sectarian strife. 2018-10-03 07:23 6KB www.reuters.com

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Watch live: Nobel Prize in chemistry announced

The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences is set to announce the winner of the 2018 Nobel Prize in chemistry Wednesday morning. 2018-10-03 06:00 1KB www.upi.com

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Turkey annual inflation hits 24.5% in September

Ankara: The annual inflation rate in Turkey rose to nearly 25 percent in September, official statist 2018-10-03 07:59 998Bytes www.siasat.com

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Microsoft’s new Surface products include 1st-ever headphones

New York: Refreshing its Surface laptop line-up, Microsoft has announced four new products -- Surfac 2018-10-03 05:34 2KB www.siasat.com

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Indonesia earthquake: torrents of 'liquid soil' washed away buildings

Rivers of soil swept away entire neighborhoods in Indonesia following a powerful earthquake last week that also generated a tsunami in a disaster that has killed at least 1,407 people. 2018-10-03 07:36 5KB edition.cnn.com

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Google deepens partnership with Facebook on AI tech

San Francisco: Deepening their partnership on development of Artificial Intelligence (AI) technology 2018-10-03 06:30 2KB www.siasat.com

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Sonia Sotomayor's Yearbook "Scandal" Couldn't Be More Different Than Kavanaugh's

Earlier this month, SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh's high school yearbook page drew much attention, as it appeared to make repeated references to drinking, among other controversial topics. Recently, photos of another judge's yearbook page have also… 2018-10-03 05:32 4KB www.bustle.com

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Thai beach made famous in Leonardo DiCaprio film closed permanently due to impact of tourism

Countries across the region from the Philippines to Indonesia are waking up to the problem of beach tourism overload and the plastic waste and degradation that can come with it 2018-10-03 05:13 2KB www.scmp.com

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West Virginia justice to keep job, another goes on trial

CHARLESTON, W. Va. (AP) - One West Virginia Supreme Court justice has survived an impeachment scare. Another could face more serious consequences than the potential loss… 2018-10-03 04:08 5KB www.washingtontimes.com

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UK Ministers Allegedly Want May Out After Brexit as PM Braces for Chequers Clash

Speaking at a Conservative Party Conference to rounds of applause, ex-Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blasted Theresa May’s brainchild – the Chequers plan – as an “outrage of democracy,” which is “not taking back control,” but rather “forfeiting” it. 2018-10-03 06:39 4KB sputniknews.com

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Facebook says hackers didn’t access any third-party app

San Francisco: Tendering a fresh apology in the data breach that affected 50 million users, Facebook 2018-10-03 06:35 2KB www.siasat.com

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Eurozone economy showing ‘clear loss of momentum’

A closely watched survey shows that the eurozone economy lost further momentum during September with exports at the forefront of the slowdown. 2018-10-03 08:29 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Rights group says Egypt ‘forcibly disappeared’ lawyer

An international rights group is urging Egypt to reveal the whereabouts of a rights lawyer who went missing after being detained. 2018-10-03 08:15 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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AP Photos: To pick German wine, workers tread steep slopes

When the grapes are ripe in the vineyards along Germany's Mosel river, it's all hands to harvest. 2018-10-03 08:13 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Machete-wielding man subdued outside New Orleans City Hall

Police used a stun device to subdue a man who brandished a machete in a park across from New Orleans City Hall. 2018-10-03 06:35 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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A capsule look at the Athletics-Yankees playoff game

A look at the American League wild-card game between the Oakland Athletics and New York Yankees: 2018-10-03 06:30 8KB www.deseretnews.com

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Australia scraps tampon tax as new PM seeks to woo female voters

Australia will remove a controversial sales tax on women's sanitary products, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg said on Wednesday, a move widely seen as an effort by the center-right government to win favor with female voters before an election due by May. 2018-10-03 06:24 3KB www.reuters.com

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Muslim man, his family convert to Hinduism for “proper” investigation into his son’s death

UP: A Muslim man along with his family converted to Hinduism in a hope of proper investigation in hi 2018-10-03 05:06 1KB www.siasat.com

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Tenn. Supreme Court to hear lethal injection arguments

With an inmate set to be executed next week, Tennessee's Supreme Court is hearing arguments on its lethal injection method. 2018-10-03 04:19 1KB www.heraldonline.com

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Maine’s next governor could face $504 million spending gap

Maine's next governor could face a projected half-a-billion dollar budget gap. 2018-10-03 04:04 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Moose alert: Caution urged on Adirondack roads during rut

Moose are on the move in the Adirondacks and state officials are advising drivers to watch out for them on roadways. 2018-10-03 04:03 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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NY to allow body scanners in prisons

New York state will allow body scanners in prisons in an effort to prevent inmates from hiding weapons. 2018-10-03 04:02 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Youth question Oregon gubernatorial candidates

Oregon high school students posed questions on topics from foster care to gun restrictions to LGBTQ bullying during the first debate between the state's main gubernatorial candidates. 2018-10-03 03:59 2KB www.miamiherald.com

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NHL season is back, Nobel Prize in chemistry, Wireless Emergency Alerts: 5 things to know Wednesday

Cellphone users across the nation on Wednesday will receive an alert from President Donald Trump. But don't worry: It's just a test. At… 2018-10-03 07:11 4KB eu.usatoday.com

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J&K civic polls: No candidates in 177 municipal wards

Srinagar: Not a single candidate has filed nomination papers for 177 municipal wards out of a total 2018-10-03 07:52 1KB www.siasat.com

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Oil prices dent rupee; falls below 73/$

Mumbai: High crude oil prices and fears over a hike in key domestic lending rates pulled the Indian 2018-10-03 06:39 1KB www.siasat.com

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Despite resignation, Mocha must be held accountable for violations, says opposition solon

MANILA - Resigned Palace official Margaux 'Mocha' Uson should still be held accountable for possible violations she committed while in office, an opposition lawmaker said Wednesday. 2018-10-03 07:46 5KB news.abs-cbn.com

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Forbes' List Of Richest Americans Still Includes Trump — But His Ranking Has Changed

If there's one thing that Donald Trump has established over the years, it's that he's phenomenally rich. His name is emblazoned on buildings across the world, and his preferred interior design color scheme is a very shiny gold, as seen in Trump… 2018-10-03 05:10 2KB www.bustle.com

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Asia shares slip; euro rebounds as reports temper Italian debt fears

Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as oil prices near four-year highs threatened to roil emerging economies, while the euro rebounded from six-week lows on reports Italy will reduce its budget deficit more quickly than expected. 2018-10-03 06:46 5KB www.reuters.com

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Mega Millions numbers: Are you the lucky winner of Tuesday's $367 million lottery jackpot?

Here are Tuesday's winning numbers in the Mega Millions lottery drawing. 2018-10-03 03:11 1KB www.nola.com

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Markets open on high note on Wednesday

Mumbai: The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) on Wednesday opened on a positive note during the morn 2018-10-03 04:41 1KB www.siasat.com

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West Bengal: Police file case against unidentified people for Nagerbazar explosion

Samples were collected from the spot and forensic tests carried out to find out what type of material was used in the explosion, said a police officer. 2018-10-03 06:17 2KB scroll.in

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‘Kisan Kranti Padyatra’ ends at Delhi’s Kisan Ghat

New Delhi: The 'Kisan Kranti Padyatra', which was started on September 23 by the Bharatiya Kisan Uni 2018-10-03 04:05 1KB www.siasat.com

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Livermore police warn parents after 2 teens die from suspected drug overdose

A warning was issued for parents after two teens died in the last two days from suspected opioid overdoses. The Livermore Police Department is still investigating the deaths but want people to know in case there are tainted drugs on the streets. 2018-10-03 07:02 4KB abc7news.com

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French convict who used helicopter to break out of jail arrested near Paris

A notorious French convict who used a helicopter to break out of prison in July has been arrested north of Paris. 2018-10-03 07:02 1KB edition.cnn.com

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US yet to see reports on Pakistan’s willingness to release Dr Afridi

Washington: The United States is yet to see reports on Pakistan's readiness to discuss Dr Shakil Afr 2018-10-03 06:55 2KB www.siasat.com

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Mike Tyson loved Chicken Biryani, got Sherwani in India

MUMBAI: Former American boxing heavyweight champion Mike Tyson gorged on chicken biryani and took ho 2018-10-03 05:48 1KB www.siasat.com

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Cricket Australia appoints Kevin Roberts as new CEO, Sutherland steps down

Read more about Cricket Australia appoints Kevin Roberts as new CEO, Sutherland steps down on Business Standard. Roberts takes over with CA still under fire over the cheating scandal and divisions between players and administrators still raw from the pay dispute 2018-10-03 04:10 1KB www.business-standard.com

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- The Washington Post

The new European data protection law requires us to inform you of the following before you use our website: We use cookies and other technologies… 2018-10-03 07:00 1KB www.washingtonpost.com

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The Daily Fix: Why is the government not allowing distressed farmers to even protest peacefully?

Agriculture in India is in crisis. Refusing to listen to the farmers’ plight does not befit our democracy. 2018-10-03 04:00 3KB scroll.in

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Youngsters more aware, conscious about cleanliness: Arjun Kapoor

Mumbai: Actor Arjun Kapoor says youngsters today are more aware and conscious about having cleanline 2018-10-03 07:38 2KB www.siasat.com

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How Michael Kay sees Yankees’ wild-card game playing out

The Post’s Steve Serby threw some fastballs in the form of a Q&A with YES broadcaster Michael Kay before the Yankees’ wild-card showdown… 2018-10-03 07:36 10KB nypost.com

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Shia Islamic centre raided in France; 11 arrested

Paris: A Shi’ite Muslim faith centre was raided by French police on Tuesday. Three of its leaders we 2018-10-03 06:05 1KB www.siasat.com

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US stocks end mixed amid Dow’s solid gains

New York: US stocks ended mixed with the Dow securing triple-digit gains, boosted by rallying Intel 2018-10-03 04:45 1KB www.siasat.com

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UN chief asks India to work with Bangladesh and Myanmar to solve the Rohingya crisis

Antonio Guterres urged New Delhi to use its influence to bring about reconciliation and create conditions for the safe return of the refugees. 2018-10-03 03:52 2KB scroll.in

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Reliance Communications seeks 60 more days to repay Rs 550 crore to Ericsson

The company blamed the Department of Telecommunications for creating hurdles in its attempt to sell spectrum to Jio, and thereby delay the Ericsson payments. 2018-10-03 07:49 3KB scroll.in

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California’s war against Trump is costing taxpayers millions

California has sued the Trump administration 44 times since President Donald Trump took office, on health care, immigration and the environment. Costs to sue the federal government have more than tripled. 2018-10-03 07:01 8KB www.sacbee.com

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The price of The Donald: The president's tariffs undercut his progress on trade

There's a new free trade agreement between the United States, Canada and Mexico and that's reason to celebrate. However, amid the celebration, we... 2018-10-03 07:00 3KB www.dallasnews.com

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The Latest: Indonesian army increases disaster zone security

Indonesian army increases disaster zone security to keep order, prevent attempts at looting. 2018-10-03 05:01 5KB www.thenewstribune.com

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In Colorado’s suburbs, GOP’s midterm challenge is clear

In Colorado’s suburbs, GOP’s midterm challenge is clear on WTOP| AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Mary Bazel has given up on Rep. Mike Coffman. The 70-year-old retired civilian staffer at the Defense Department is a registered Democrat in suburban Denver who prides herself on not blindly voting for her party. 2018-10-03 04:34 1KB wtop.com

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Report: Toys R Us might be staging a comeback after canceling bankruptcy auction

Failed retail giant Toys R Us has set the stage for a possible comeback by canceling a bankruptcy auction, The Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. That… 2018-10-03 04:30 2KB eu.usatoday.com

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Wireless Emergency Alert system to be tested Wednesday afternoon

Mobile phones across the country will go off in unison Wednesday afternoon as FEMA tests the Wireless Emergency Alert system. 2018-10-03 03:32 1KB www.twincities.com

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Toys ‘R’ Us debtholders plan to bring back ‘iconic’ brand

It’s official: Toys R Us will live on. The iconic retailer’s debtholders are forming a new company, Geoffrey LLC that will control the Toys R… 2018-10-03 03:14 1KB nypost.com

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Instagram Is Down, Users Are Greeted With Empty Feed [UPDATE]

Instagram is down. There are many people reporting that the application’s news feed cannot refresh. 2018-10-03 08:33 2KB www.valuewalk.com

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Ileana becomes ‘most sensational celebrity’ on Internet

Mumbai: Actress Ileana D'cruz has replaced comedian-actor Kapil Sharma in the top list of the 2018-10-03 08:18 2KB www.siasat.com

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The day the Stanley Cup went missing -- in Siberia

Most people have had that sinking feeling of waiting at the airport carousel only to discover their luggage has gone AWOL. 2018-10-03 08:08 6KB edition.cnn.com

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Russia Seeks to Secure 20% Share in Global LNG Market – Energy Minister

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Russia is planning to boost the production of liquefied natural gas (LNG) securing a 20-percent share in the global market and producing up to 80-90 million tons of LNG per year, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak said on Wednesday. 2018-10-03 08:06 2KB sputniknews.com

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Trump says he told Saudi's King Salman that the ruler wouldn't last without US support

President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the U. S. military. 2018-10-03 03:52 2KB www.cnbc.com

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Saif Ali Khan to produce and star in Nitin Kakkar’s family drama ‘Jawani Janeman’

The film will be produced under the actor’s new banner, Black Knight Films. 2018-10-03 07:37 1KB scroll.in

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Minor thrashed to death for resisting molestation

New Delhi: A 15-year-old was thrashed to death by three men for resisting molestation in UP’s Mainpu 2018-10-03 07:37 1KB www.siasat.com

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LEADING OFF: Yanks’ Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A’s

LEADING OFF: Yanks' Severino gets wild-card do-over vs A's. 2018-10-03 07:27 3KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Saudi Arabia will not be part of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor, clarifies Islamabad

This is a reversal from an earlier announcement that Riyadh would be the third ‘strategic partner’ in the $50-billion project. 2018-10-03 07:26 2KB scroll.in

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Oklahoma QB Murray embraces Heisman hype

Oklahoma QB Murray embraces Heisman hype heading into showdown with Texas. 2018-10-03 07:17 4KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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More Indians to own new iPhones with onset of festive season

New Delhi: The sales of newly-launched iPhone Xs and XS Max premium smartphones will pick up in Indi 2018-10-03 07:15 2KB www.siasat.com

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0.0
NASA probe to asteroid Bennu slows down as it nears target

Washington: NASA's first mission to visit a near-Earth asteroid, the OSIRIS-REx, has executed the fi 2018-10-03 07:06 1KB www.siasat.com

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Italy to bow to Brussels, cut deficit targets: reports

Italy's populist government will bow to pressure from Brussels and reduce its budget deficit targets for 2020 and 2021 in a bid to reassure skittish markets, two Italian dailies reported Wednesday. 2018-10-03 07:00 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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N. H. L. Preview: Splashy Moves and Shifting Powers

Plenty of stars and coaches have new addresses following a busy off-season, and the balance of power may have tilted west with a reinforced Pacific Division. 2018-10-03 07:00 4KB www.nytimes.com

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Bajaj Finance hikes fixed deposit rate of interest across customer categories

Pune: Bajaj Finance Ltd., the lending and investment arm of Bajaj Finserv, has increased its Fixed D 2018-10-03 06:58 3KB www.siasat.com

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250 Mountain bikers compete in North Quest Ladakh-Challenge 2018

Leh: As many as 250 Mountain Bike (MTB) riders participated in the 2nd 'North Quest Ladakh -Challeng 2018-10-03 06:55 2KB www.siasat.com

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Dimitrov out of China Open, Pliskova advances

Third-seeded Grigor Dimitrov is out of the Beijing Open, beaten 6-4,2-6,6-4 by Dusan Lajovic in the second round Wednesday. 2018-10-03 06:48 1KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Apple’s next update to bring over 70 new emojis

San Francisco: Apple has added 70 new emojis to the developer and public beta previews of iOS 12.1 t 2018-10-03 06:22 1KB www.siasat.com

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Lakers fans welcome LeBron James with open arms at home debut

LOS ANGELES -- There may be an army of LeBron James haters living in this city and Los Angeles Lakers fans unhappy about his joining their… 2018-10-03 06:15 3KB eu.usatoday.com

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Rapist sentenced to thousands of years in prison kills himself

CLEVELAND — A convicted rapist sentenced to serve thousands of years in an Ohio prison died by suicide last week. Ronnie Shelton, who was convicted… 2018-10-03 06:11 1KB nypost.com

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Working with J. P. Dutta was a big tick mark for Gurmeet Choudhary

Mumbai: Actor Gurmeet Choudhary, whose latest big screen outing was in the war-based movie 2018-10-03 06:11 1KB www.siasat.com

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Mushrooms could help clean toxic groundwater in New Mexico

Water conservationists and a Native American women's advocacy group believe they've found a potential solution to a massive, decades-old underground plume of toxic chromium. 2018-10-03 06:06 5KB www.thenewstribune.com

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SHO sent to district lines, 3 beat officers suspended in activist murder case

New Delhi: Delhi Police on Tuesday sent a Station House Officer and a Division Officer to district l 2018-10-03 04:51 1KB www.siasat.com

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0.1
With Hemlibra, Roche seeks to break into tight hemophilia circle

Swiss drugmaker Roche is breaking into hemophilia A treatment, a $10 billion global market dominated by rivals who have cultivated close ties to sufferers of the genetic bleeding disorder. 2018-10-03 06:05 9KB www.reuters.com

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Rockets roll in Melo’s debut as Harden, Paul each reach 20

Carmelo Anthony fit right in and James Harden and Chris Paul picked up right where they left off. 2018-10-03 05:57 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Solon in viral airport video in hospital over 'chest pains'

MANILA - As he drew flak for rude behavior caught on camera, ACTS OFW Party-list Rep. Aniceto 'John' Bertiz III is in hospital after suffering from chest pains, his allies in the House of Representatives said Wednesday. 2018-10-03 05:57 2KB news.abs-cbn.com

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Suspicious envelopes containing a potentially-deadly poison sent to Trump and U. S. military officials

Envelopes suspected of containing a potentially-deadly poison that were addressed to US military chiefs and a third with unknown contents sent to Donald Trump are being probed by Americ 2018-10-03 05:35 4KB www.independent.ie

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Football rumours from the media: PSG join chase for Man United midfielder Pogba

Paris St Germain have joined the race to sign Paul Pogba, according to the Sun. The paper says PSG are keen to land the 25-year-old midfielder, who is claimed to be desperate to leave M 2018-10-03 04:24 5KB www.independent.ie

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Power restored to most in Hawaii neighborhood hit by lava

An electric utility on the Big Island has restored power to nearly all active customers in a neighborhood that was evacuated when the Kilauea volcano began erupting. 2018-10-03 05:20 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Alaska mine proposes road to possible expansion sites

A large lead and zinc mine in northwest Alaska is planning to build a 10-mile road to a pair of possible expansion sites. 2018-10-03 05:19 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Former Oregon water district employee sentenced for theft

A former water district employee in northwestern Oregon accused of stealing $24,000 has been sentenced to 24 months in jail. 2018-10-03 05:15 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Neetu calls Krishna Raj Kapoor her ‘best friend’

Mumbai: Actress Neetu Kapoor, who couldn't attend the funeral of her mother-in-law Krishna Raj Kapoo 2018-10-03 05:13 1KB www.siasat.com

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'Dancing With the Stars': Who advanced, which couple got eliminated?

Spoiler alert: This story contains significant details from Tuesday's "Dancing With the Stars" results show. Another contestant's dream of hoisting the coveted Mirrorball… 2018-10-03 03:45 2KB eu.usatoday.com

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Johnny Depp denies Amber Heard abuse allegations

Johnny Depp and Amber Heard settled their divorce case in January 2017, with Depp agreeing to pay around $7 million. But since the much-publicized abuse claims, Depp said people just don’t see him the same way and act as if he has he’s turned into a monster. 2018-10-03 05:07 2KB pagesix.com

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Sunny Wednesday morning in Delhi

New Delhi: It was a sunny Wednesday morning in the national capital with the minimum temperature rec 2018-10-03 04:46 1KB www.siasat.com

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Some Tesla directors proposed James Murdoch to succeed Musk as chairman: New York Times

Some Tesla directors have proposed that James Murdoch, fellow board member at the electric carmaker and chief executive officer of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, succeed Elon Musk as its chairman, the New York Times reported on Tuesday, citing people involved in the board's discussions. 2018-10-03 04:45 4KB www.reuters.com

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Report finds former NZ women’s coach bullied players

An independent report has found the former head coach of the New Zealand women's football team bullied, offended and humiliated players and that New Zealand Football shares responsibility for his behavior. 2018-10-03 04:43 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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California gas tax repeal campaign seeks federal inquiry

Leaders of campaign to repeal California's recent gas tax increase ask federal government to investigate if public resources used against them. 2018-10-03 04:36 5KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Historian seeks grand jury transcripts in notorious lynching

More than 70 years after a grand jury failed to indict anyone in the lynching of two young black couples in rural Georgia, a historian is seeking the transcripts from the grand jury proceedings. 2018-10-03 04:24 4KB www.thenewstribune.com

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South Korea could feel home pressure at International Crown

INCHEON, South Korea (AP) — South Korea is determined to take the UL International Crown from the defending champion United States this week, hoping that… 2018-10-03 04:21 4KB eu.usatoday.com

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Apple's Tim Cook: 'Don't believe' tech companies that say they need your data

Apple CEO Tim Cook hits out at tech companies that claim more customer data leads to superior products, saying that's a "bunch of bunk." 2018-10-03 04:21 4KB www.cnbc.com

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Utah election official going county in Navajo voting suits

The state of Utah will send an election official to a county dogged allegations of discrimination against Navajo voters. 2018-10-03 04:19 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Jury awards $44.5M in family’s medical negligence lawsuit

A jury awards paralyzed boy and family $44.5 million in their medical negligence lawsuit against an Ohio laboratory. 2018-10-03 04:09 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Chouhan tags Rahul’s ‘Made in Bhopal’ remark as ‘illogical’

Sehore: Ridiculing Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his 2018-10-03 04:08 1KB www.siasat.com

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Four arrested for spate of Los Angeles burglaries that targeted celebrities Rihanna, Christina Milian and Yasiel Puig

Victims were chosen based on social media postings and tour and travel schedules that indicated they would be away from home 2018-10-03 03:55 3KB www.scmp.com

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Kanye West Eats A Full Plate Of Creepy Bugs & There’s A Really Good Reason Why

Kanye West decided to eat a plate of disgusting bugs as a way to celebrate that his dad Ray is now cancer free. 2018-10-03 03:37 3KB hollywoodlife.com

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Defense lawyers blame Rick Pitino as college hoops corruption trial begins

Three men accused of corrupting college basketball kicked off their Manhattan federal trial Tuesday by claiming that they were just doing what the colleges and… 2018-10-03 03:36 1KB nypost.com

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Fox News' Tucker Carlson exposes 'elites' in his book 'Ship of Fools'

Tucker Carlson says he traveled the country covering the 2016 presidential election between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton and found enough material to write a book.… 2018-10-03 03:22 5KB eu.usatoday.com

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0.4
Virginia Tech looking for redemption against No. 6 Irish

No. 24 Virginia Tech is back in the AP Top 25 and looking ahead to a prime-time home game against No. 6 Notre Dame. 2018-10-03 03:04 2KB www.charlotteobserver.com

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Will Scarlet Snow Belo voice a character in ‘Ralph Breaks the Internet’?

Scarlet Snow Belo is proving to be very influential at just three years old. Aside from starring in commercials, she also gets invited to do… 2018-10-03 03:01 1KB preen.inquirer.net

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Sotto wants PCOO reverted to Press Secretary office

Senate President Tito Sotto on Wednesday floated the idea of reverting the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) back to the Office of the Press Secretary. 2018-10-03 07:21 3KB news.abs-cbn.com

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East Garfield Park drive-by shooting wounds 1 in arm

At 2:03 a.m., the 32-year-old was standing in the 3800 block of West Ferdinand when someone in a black sports-utility vehicle shot his right arm. 2018-10-03 08:15 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Man dies from shooting in Burnside: police

At 9:53 p.m., the 35-year-old was fatally shot in the 9100 block of South Ellis. 2018-10-03 06:20 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Could Kavanaugh's anger be righteous indignation?

Why is Brett Kavanaugh so upset? It's a question few ask because so many already think they know the answer. The most common explanation -- the hot... 2018-10-03 07:00 5KB www.dallasnews.com

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Zach Britton wasn’t sure he’d be in this spot this year

Zach Britton didn’t pitch the last time his team was in a wild-card game, when Baltimore manager Buck Showalter famously left him in the… 2018-10-03 08:48 3KB nypost.com

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Harassment won’t be tolerated: Maneka Gandhi on Tanushree Dutta

Mumbai: Days after Tanushree Dutta claimed that Bollywood actor Nana Patekar harassed her on the set 2018-10-03 05:06 2KB www.siasat.com

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India aims to generate 40% power from non-fossil fuel by 2030

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that by 2030, India aims to generate 40 per 2018-10-03 04:16 3KB www.siasat.com

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Ericsson moves SC, seeks directions to prevent Anil Ambani from fleeing country

New Delhi: Anil Ambani and his two other executives have been accused of defaulting payment worth Rs 2018-10-03 08:11 2KB www.siasat.com

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Why too many choices overwhelm your brain!

Washington: Do you always find it difficult to decide what to order for lunch? According to research 2018-10-03 04:35 4KB www.siasat.com

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Successful? Not this Cubs season, team says: 'We lost'

“Trust us," an emotional Kyle Schwarber said after a 2-1,13-inning wild-card loss to the Rockies. "We’ll be back better than ever next year.” 2018-10-03 08:24 4KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Russian Energy Week: International Forum Starts in Moscow

Russian Energy Week: International Forum Starts in Moscow. For more great photos, visit the Sputnik International website 2018-10-03 07:44 1KB sputniknews.com

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Angela Merkel to cancel Israel visit if Khan al-Ahmar is evacuated

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and a number of her ministers are scheduled to arrive on Wednesday evening for a government-to-government meeting. 2018-10-03 07:28 1KB www.jpost.com

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Photos show encounter with Chinese warship

Aerial photos taken by the US Navy show just how close a US Navy ship came to colliding with a Chinese warship that had challenged the US vessel's presence in the South China Sea. 2018-10-03 07:15 1KB edition.cnn.com

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It took one preseason game for LeBron to captivate the Lakers

SAN DIEGO — LeBron James rubbed his hands in chalk powder at the scorer’s table, yelled “Yes!” to ecstatic fans in the first few… 2018-10-03 07:07 4KB nypost.com

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Emily Ratajkowski Wears Super-Low V-Neck Shirt As She Enjoys Dessert

Emily Ratajkowski shared a pic of herself enjoying some desert in Europe. She wore a super low-v top, as she leaned into the table… 2018-10-03 07:02 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Vivek encounter: Yogi govt. faces heat from his own party men

Lucknow: BJP leaders including ministers have attacked Yogi Government for police’s inefficiency, in 2018-10-03 06:52 1KB www.siasat.com

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WATCH Footage of Russian S-300 Missile Systems Being Delivered to Syria

On Tuesday, Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu announced that Moscow had finalized the delivery of 49 units of S-300 air defense systems to Syria. The decision to boost the security of Russian troops on the ground follows an accidental downing of an Il-20 aircraft on September 20. 2018-10-03 06:25 1KB sputniknews.com

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Burj Khalifa lit up with Bapu’s image on Gandhi Jayanti

Dubai: World's tallest building Burj Khalifa in Dubai was lit up with the picture and philosophy of 2018-10-03 06:14 2KB www.siasat.com

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1.0
Current Affairs wrap for the day: October 3rd 2018

Get all the big national and international news and stay up to date with Current Affairs and General Knowledge to prepare for competitive exams. 2018-10-03 06:00 1KB scroll.in

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Can’t ask government agencies to pay for tickets: Ganguly on BCCI’s new rule for passes

India and West Indies are scheduled to play the 1st T20I at the Eden Gardens on November 4. 2018-10-03 05:54 2KB scroll.in

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Birthday boy Joe Ingles makes debut, gets hot to lead Utah Jazz over Toronto Raptors

Ingles started slow Tuesday night after missing the preseason opener last weekend, but caught fire at a crucial time for the Jazz. 2018-10-03 05:37 3KB www.deseretnews.com

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New Zealand: Hand over phone password at border or face $3,200 fine

Rights groups have denounced a new law in New Zealand under which travelers can be fined thousands of dollars if they refuse to allow border officials access to their phone. 2018-10-03 05:18 3KB edition.cnn.com

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BJP, CPI(M) lock horns over ‘Daily Desher Katha’ ban

Agartala: Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader and founder-editor of 'Daily Desher Katha', Gaut 2018-10-03 05:18 2KB www.siasat.com

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Prosecutor: 'Serial rioters' charged in rally violence

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) - Four California men described as “serial rioters” are facing federal charges after prosecutors say they flew across the country for a white… 2018-10-03 04:35 6KB www.washingtontimes.com

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UN report didn’t clear Duterte over Davao killings: human rights chief

The Philippines’ human rights chief on Wednesday slammed Malacañang spokesman Harry Roque for claiming that a 2008 United Nations report had cleared President Rodrigo Duterte of the rampant killings of suspect criminals while he was the mayor of Davao City. 2018-10-03 05:00 2KB news.abs-cbn.com

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TSPRI Panchayat Secretary Admit Card 2018: Hall Ticket for written exam released at tspri.cgg.gov.in

TSPRI Panchayat Secretary written exam is scheduled to be conducted on October 10th in two sesssions. 2018-10-03 04:23 1KB scroll.in

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New York REIT taps Avison Young to oversee Sixth Avenue property

New York REIT has hired Avison Young to oversee the boutique office property at 1140 Sixth Ave. on the northwest corner of West 44th Street. … 2018-10-03 03:21 1KB nypost.com

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Google's new Voice Access app lets you control your Android phone with your voice

Google has a new app that allows for full control of an Android phone with your voice -- Voice Access. While it has been possible to perform simple actions such as switching apps and writing messages, the ability to interact with on-screen elements is something that has been missing. 2018-10-03 08:51 1KB betanews.com

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Woman shot in back on University Drive in Durham

A woman inside an SUV was shot late Tuesday on University Drive in Durham. 2018-10-03 08:42 1KB www.wral.com

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Top WR recruit Jadon Haselwood announces decommitment from Georgia

Jadon Haselwood, ESPN 300's No. 12 recruit overall for the class of 2019, announced his decommitment from Georgia on Tuesday. 2018-10-03 08:40 1KB www.espn.com

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Dirk Nowitzki's status for season opener with Dallas Mavericks in doubt

Dirk Nowitzki, who is recovering from ankle surgery, has yet to practice with the Mavericks this preseason. 2018-10-03 08:40 3KB www.espn.com

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5 uncommon ways to use a home equity line of credit

A home is the largest asset for most Americans. Not only is it where you live and make memories, tapping into a home’s equity may provide the funds to cover large expenses with reasonable terms. 2018-10-03 08:34 6KB wtop.com

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Yankees’ surprise hero can’t wait to make his playoff debut

It wasn’t always all smiles for Luke Voit. One week after being acquired by the Yankees, Voit had played more games with Triple-A Scranton… 2018-10-03 08:32 2KB nypost.com

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Facebook hack update: Attackers did not use stolen tokens to access other sites and apps

Since the revelation that a 2018-10-03 08:26 1KB betanews.com

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Stanton’s now a positive force, but here comes the big test

Inside a near-empty home clubhouse at George M. Steinbrenner Field seven-plus months ago, Giancarlo Stanton heard the allegations lodged against him and defiantly… 2018-10-03 08:23 6KB nypost.com

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'This algorithm may help find new antibiotics, cancer drugs'

Read more about 'This algorithm may help find new antibiotics, cancer drugs' on Business Standard. In the search for new antibiotics and cancer drugs, scientists have developed a computer algorithm that reduces the chances of simply rediscovering known compounds. The study, published in the journal Nature Communications, found a new means of 2018-10-03 08:21 1KB www.business-standard.com

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Paris Reportedly Has 'No Doubt' Iranian Intel Reponsible for Foiled Bomb Plot

The French government has allegedly stated that Iran’s Intelligence Ministry was behind a thwarted attack on an opposition group’s rally outside Paris in June. 2018-10-03 08:21 2KB sputniknews.com

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US Homeland Security Recommends Public to 'Be Aware' of RT, Sputnik

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - US Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen has called on the public to avoid reading news from Russian media outlets, specifically the RT broadcaster and Sputnik news agency. 2018-10-03 08:20 1KB sputniknews.com

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Montgomery Co. expands carbon monoxide detector rule for homes

The change in Montgomery County means homes that had building permits issued before January 2008 must have detectors if they have a gas-operated appliance or an attached garage. 2018-10-03 08:12 2KB wtop.com

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J&K Police set up team to investigate how special police officer guarding MLA fled with weapons

The police may also question Peoples Democratic Party legislator Aijaz Ahmad Mir, from whose residence the weapons were stolen. 2018-10-03 08:12 3KB scroll.in

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Should he stay or should he go? Cubs players have manager Joe Maddon's back

Maddon says 7-10 years is the ideal amount of time to spend in any one job. With one year left on his five-year deal, will he reach that sweet spot? 2018-10-03 08:11 3KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Turkish troop convoy enters Syria rebel zone

A Turkish military convoy entered rebel-held northwestern Syria early on Wednesday, an AFP correspondent reported, as the deadline for establishing a buffer zone between rebel and government forces draws closer. 2018-10-03 08:10 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Japanese Grand Prix: Sebastian Vettel calculates points as Lewis Hamilton nears title

Lewis Hamilton leads Sebastian Vettel by 50 points with just five races to go this season. 2018-10-03 08:01 4KB scroll.in

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Honor 8X India launch set for October 16, no word on 8X Max launch yet

Honor is all set to launch its mid-range phablet, 8X in India on October 16. It will be available in three colour options. 2018-10-03 08:00 3KB scroll.in

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Are polygraph tests reliable?

It’s high risk, low reward, and the results are unpredictable 2018-10-03 08:00 805Bytes www.salon.com

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Candidate’s mother-in-law funds PAC slamming his opponent

Much ink has been spilt about the “City Family,” a euphemism alluding to the political machine whose gears and pulleys include politicos and staffers who i 2018-10-03 08:00 5KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Help for Ocean Beach may be near

While Bill McLaughlin and other San Francisco surfers always enjoy the powerful winter waves ne 2018-10-03 08:00 2KB www.sfexaminer.com

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A mobile lab is rolling through Adivasi villages in Odisha, introducing locals to basics of science

The Community Science Programme is an intiative of Tata Trusts, TCS Foundation and the NGO Sikshasandhan. 2018-10-03 08:00 6KB scroll.in

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State testing shows lack of progress in SFUSD for minorities, English learners

More than half of the students in city schools evaluated under a new, computerized testing system earlier this year met or exceeded the state’s standards i 2018-10-03 08:00 6KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Defenders of endangered right whales pursue limits on aquaculture

The threat of entanglements extends beyond the lobster industry, say advocates, pointing to Maine’s rapidly growing farmed-fisheries sector. 2018-10-03 08:00 4KB www.pressherald.com

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The Real Reason Kay Quit 'Big Brother' Is Actually So Sad

The 19th and final series of Big Brother is in full swing, and viewers have already witnessed the evictions of two unlucky housemates. However this week Channel 5 confirmed that one housemate decided to leave the infamous house of their own accord,… 2018-10-03 07:58 3KB www.bustle.com

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HMD Global hosting event in India on October 11th, Nokia 7.1,7.1 Plus expected

Nokia’s 7 series smartphones will most likely be launched in India at HMD Global’s October 11th event, following the London launch on October 4th. 2018-10-03 07:56 2KB scroll.in

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Jets must fix two areas to make sure 2019 is a success

Despite the feeling that the Jets are a dead team walking, the 2018 season is not over. The Jets have time to turn things around… 2018-10-03 07:54 4KB nypost.com

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Gambling on Sports—It’s What Americans Want

But we tend to romanticize athletes and sports, and gambling will inevitably complicate relations. 2018-10-03 07:50 7KB www.weeklystandard.com

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Chelsea Clinton reveals why she stopped ignoring trolls

Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton said she used to stay silent when bullies targeted her, but the birth of her first child forced her to… 2018-10-03 07:50 2KB abcnews.go.com

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Brett Gardner ready to go — whether he plays or not

Brett Gardner earned a World Series ring before Gleyber Torres became a teenager. Over the past decade, the longest-tenured Yankee has played in 47… 2018-10-03 07:44 2KB nypost.com

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He sets the standard: Harry Kane wants to match Messi ahead of Spurs vs Barcelona clash

Kane is now a marked man around Europe himself, though, having outgunned the likes of Messi and Ronaldo to win the Golden Boot at the World Cup. 2018-10-03 07:44 4KB scroll.in

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Telugu Desam Party leader and educationist MVVS Murthy dies in car crash in United States

The driver of Murthy’s van allegedly tried to pass another vehicle in a no-passing zone in Alaska. 2018-10-03 07:43 2KB scroll.in

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3,000 guro, nakatakdang ma-leave ng 1 araw para sa dagdag sahod

BACOLOD CITY - Nakatakdang mag-mass leave ang nasa 3,000 guro sa Negros Occidental kasabay ng pagdiriwang ng World Teachers' Day sa Biyernes. 2018-10-03 07:43 1KB news.abs-cbn.com

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Decoding health consequences of extreme dieting

Washington: Did you know! Crash dieting is giving you more belly fat and is even weakening your musc 2018-10-03 07:42 2KB www.siasat.com

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Matter of Weeks: Russia Is Ready for de-Dollarization - Reports

A document is being developed that takes into account proposals made by the head of VTB Andrei Kostin, and within a week or two will appear on the desk of Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, according to sources. 2018-10-03 07:42 2KB sputniknews.com

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China – not North Korea – is our biggest threat to peace, South Koreans say

Poll finds steep rise in those ranking China the most threatening country to inter-Korean peace, while 91 per cent believe it does not want reunification 2018-10-03 07:32 4KB www.scmp.com

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Dalagita hinahanap matapos umanong tumalon sa floodway

Sinisid ng special operations unit ng Philippine Coast Guard ang Manggahan Floodway ala-una ng madaling araw Miyerkoles para sagipin si alyas 'Mariel.' 2018-10-03 07:31 2KB news.abs-cbn.com

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Instagram Down: Photo Sharing Application Suffers Global Outages

The popular photo-sharing application appears to be suffering problems. 2018-10-03 07:31 2KB www.newsweek.com

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Watch: That ‘Chinese Garba’ video that people love? It may not have been a garba dance at all

At least three versions of the video are available, each with a different soundtrack 2018-10-03 07:30 1KB scroll.in

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Saudi woman loses court battle to marry a musician

A Saudi woman has lost a judicial battle to marry the man of her choice as a court deemed him 2018-10-03 07:30 1KB www.siasat.com

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Prince Harry Awkwardly Avoids Rumored Ex, Jenna Coleman, While At An Event With Meghan Markle

It’s never easy to run into an ex. But when you’re Prince Harry and there’s a rumored ex-girlfriend in the room, everyone is watching.… 2018-10-03 07:29 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Impatient patients turn to online 'buyers club' for new drugs

Frustrated by delays in new medicines reaching their own country, a small but growing number of patients are turning to an online broker that bills itself as a legal version of the Dallas Buyers Club. 2018-10-03 07:27 5KB www.reuters.com

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History gives All Blacks upper hand at Loftus

History suggests that the Springboks will be up against it when they take on the All Blacks at Loftus Versfeld. 2018-10-03 07:25 2KB www.sport24.co.za

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The Tories are in an even worse state than thought

The party is politically and intellectually exhausted - and it doesn’t know what to do about it. 2018-10-03 07:24 6KB www.newstatesman.com

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Samuel Nndwambi's murder conviction was overturned. But only after he'd spent 12 years in prison

"I don't think I will be able to forgive the State… I think there is no justice." - Samuel Ntshavheni Nndwambi, who spent 12 years in jail. 2018-10-03 07:16 10KB www.news24.com

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'DWTS': 'Dukes Of Hazzard' star John Schneider reveals whopping cost of down-home show

"The Dukes of Hazzard" star John Schneider has revealed that the down-home TV classic could not be made today — because it cost… 2018-10-03 07:15 3KB www.foxnews.com

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Brett Kavanaugh and Bill Clinton should teach a Yale Law master class on truth evasion

For those too young to remember (or who’ve blocked out the memory of this national embarrassment), President Bill Clinton (Yale Law, Class of 1973) had… 2018-10-03 07:15 6KB eu.usatoday.com

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MLB commissioner: Aaron Judge not only face of baseball

CHICAGO — A year ago, MLB commissioner Rob Manfred said Yankees star Aaron Judge could become the face of baseball. On Tuesday night at Wrigley… 2018-10-03 07:14 3KB nypost.com

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Pipeline Dreams

Eastern Mediterranean gas creates new allies—and deepens old enmities 2018-10-03 07:10 19KB www.weeklystandard.com

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‘Aravindha Sametha’ trailer: Jr NTR wants to follow the path of peace

Directed by Trivikram Srinivas, the film also stars Pooja Hegde. 2018-10-03 07:09 1KB scroll.in

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ISL: New season but Mumbai City’s woes in front of goal continue unabated

The hosts missed atleast two one-on-one chances during their defeat against Cesar Ferrando’s side. 2018-10-03 07:07 4KB scroll.in

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A 'no-deal' Brexit better than a bad deal: French minister

Not having any deal on Brexit would be better than a bad deal, French minister for European affairs Nathalie Loiseau said on Wednesday, adding she still hoped a deal could be reached with Britain regarding its exit from the European Union. 2018-10-03 07:04 2KB www.reuters.com

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Leader of Northern Ireland's DUP says: Our red line is blood red

The Northern Irish party which props up Prime Minister Theresa May warned that its "blood red" line was that there could be no Brexit deal that would divide Northern Ireland from the rest of the United Kingdom. 2018-10-03 07:04 3KB www.reuters.com

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Oct. 3-4: Contact Warhol, Jaguar Electrifies Experience, Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Dystopian Dream, Hope Mohr Dance, Gopi Kallayil

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 3 Contact Warhol-Photography Without End: Running through Jan. 6, the recently mounted exhibit of images rarely seen in public draws on a t 2018-10-03 07:01 7KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Lily Allen shares her thoughts exactly

When British pop provocateur Lily Allen — who plays the East Bay this weekend — looks back over the past four years leading up to her brutally honest new f 2018-10-03 07:01 3KB www.sfexaminer.com

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Is PG&E going too far in cutting trees for fire safety? A Sacramento group says yes

Members of the Save the American River Association and the American River Parkway Coalition are fighting to stop PG&E from cutting down an estimated 100 cottonwood and oak trees near a major electricity transmission line that runs through the parkway near Discovery Park. 2018-10-03 07:01 5KB www.sacbee.com

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Pets, pot and privacy: 10 new California laws that could affect you

Gov. Jerry Brown has finished signing all the bills left on his desk. Several of them will have a direct impact on you 2018-10-03 07:01 5KB www.sacbee.com

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Power company plans to remove trees in Discovery Park| The Sacramento Bee Power company plans to remove trees in Discovery Park| The Sacramento Bee

PG&E says that trees near the company's power lines in Sacramento's Discovery Park pose a fire hazard, and plan to remove them starting in October 2018. But local activists want to stop the destruction of the lush vegetation, home to local wildlife. 2018-10-03 07:01 3KB www.sacbee.com

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Bonta Hill: It’s time to bury these Giants, not praise them

The 2018 baseball season officially came to end this past Sunday for the San Francisco Giants, a season that we’ll all try to erase from our brains. I’m b 2018-10-03 07:00 5KB www.sfexaminer.com

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‘The Nun’ Director Corin Hardy Boards Sky, Cinemax Drama ‘Gangs of London’

“The Nun” director Corin Hardy has boarded Sky and Cinemax’s hotly anticipated drama series “Gangs of London.” 2018-10-03 07:00 1006Bytes variety.com

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'Something Happened in Society': 1% of Young Swedes Up for Sex Change - Survey

The number of Swedes looking for gender reassignment has been rising steadily throughout the country, peaking in the capital area. To match this trend, the Swedish government proposed fast-tracking surgical and legal gender change for people as young as their teens. 2018-10-03 07:00 3KB sputniknews.com

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SF Preps Football Roundup: Mission rips Washington as Bears head into clash with Galileo

Sacred Heart Cathedral 0, Mountain View-St. Francis 14: In our Game of the Week, the Irish held tight with a very talented Lancers team, but sophomore quar 2018-10-03 07:00 5KB www.sfexaminer.com

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On This Day: Battle of Mogadishu begins

On Oct. 3,1993, the two-day Battle of Mogadishu began during the Somali Civil War, killing 19 Americans and between 200 and 300 Somalis. 2018-10-03 07:00 3KB www.upi.com

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Famous birthdays for Oct. 3: Alicia Vikander, Gwen Stefani

Actor Alicia Vikander turns 30 and singer Gwen Stefani turns 49, among the famous birthdays for Oct. 3. 2018-10-03 07:00 2KB www.upi.com

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Haptx unveils haptic gloves so you can feel things in VR

Haptx has been working on its haptic gloves — which give you a sense of touch in virtual reality — for a few years. And today, the company is launching its Haptx Gloves Development Kit, an industrial-grade product for advanced simulation in virtual reality. 2018-10-03 07:00 4KB venturebeat.com

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USS Blue Ridge sets sail for the first time after two years of maintenance

The USS Blue Ridge returned to sea Tuesday after two years of maintenance, upgrades and repairs, leaving empty its berth near a major base intersection where its sat since leaving dry dock in January. 2018-10-03 07:00 3KB www.stripes.com

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Former CEO of gun rights group pleads guilty to gun trafficking

A former CEO of a gun rights organization in Southern California pleaded guilty this week to felony gun trafficking, prosecutors said. According to court documents,… 2018-10-03 06:58 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Farmers protest was ‘politically motivated’, Centre helped farmers: BSK

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Kisan Sangh has called the recent ongoing farmers protest at Delhi-UP borde 2018-10-03 06:58 1KB www.siasat.com

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Gov't lawyers insist Misuari involved in 'ghost' purchases

MANILA - Government prosecutors insist it was former Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao Governor Nur Misuari and not his successor, Parouk Hussin, who should be held liable for ghost purchases of educational materials in the ARMM. 2018-10-03 06:57 2KB news.abs-cbn.com

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Turkstream, Nord Stream 2 Vital for EU to Meet Growing Gas Demand - Gazprom

The Nord Stream 2 project envisages the construction of two gas pipelines that will run from Russia, through the Baltic Sea and to a hub in Germany, bypassing Ukraine entirely. 2018-10-03 06:55 1KB sputniknews.com

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India vs West Indies, First Test: Mumbai teenager Prithvi Shaw all set to make debut

Mayank Agarwal, the third opener in the squad, wasn’t named in the 12 for the first Test. 2018-10-03 06:49 2KB scroll.in

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Telegram desktop app leaked user data during calls

Berlin: Telegram's desktop app had a major flaw that put both public and private IP addresses of use 2018-10-03 06:47 1KB www.siasat.com

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Soul Man

Ralph Taylor, owner of the Orion Insurance Group in Lynnwood, Washington, is decidedly white. Several years ago, though, he took a DNA ancestry test that determined he was only 90 percent Caucasian. He was also, according to the ancestry test, 6 percent “indigenous American” and 4 percent “sub-Saharan African.” This led Taylor to apply to the state for certification that Orion is a minority-owned business. In Washington, 2018-10-03 06:47 2KB www.weeklystandard.com

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Ranchers frustrated with 'unchecked growth' of grizzly bear population

The fight to remove grizzly bears from the endangered species list in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho is not over. 2018-10-03 06:45 7KB www.upi.com

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Amid trade spat, US-China military tensions soar

The bitter trade dispute between China and the US is increasingly spilling into the military domain, with a risky incident in the South China Sea highlighting the dangers of souring relations. 2018-10-03 06:40 4KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Belgrade-Pristina Tensions Remain High After Lake Gazivoda Situation

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The recent tensions between Serbia and the self-proclaimed Republic of Kosovo show that the authorities on both sides are focused on their immediate political agenda rather than a sustainable solution to a decade-long conflict, Serbian opposition politicians told Sputnik. 2018-10-03 06:36 4KB sputniknews.com

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Bay Area man slams on brakes to avoid hitting toddler wandering in street

A man says he slammed on his brakes to avoid hitting a toddler wandering alone in the middle of the street. 2018-10-03 06:33 2KB abc7news.com

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Seattle closer to getting NHL expansion team following meeting at league headquarters

The goal of Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan to bring a NHL expansion team to the city in the next few years is one step closer… 2018-10-03 06:32 2KB www.foxnews.com

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British prime minister to say UK's 'best days lie ahead' after Brexit — she just needs to convince her critics

U. K.'s Prime Minister Theresa May is to give a speech Wednesday designed to boost confidence over the country's future once it leaves the European Union (EU). 2018-10-03 06:27 4KB www.cnbc.com

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The Deerslayer

Stories of first deer hunts are a staple of family lore for many Americans. The genre peaks around the dinner table at Thanksgiving and Christmas, where the token vegan relatives, already feeling a twinge of guilt for demanding a meatless turkey molded out of tofu, are obliged to hear how cousin Johnny-the-future-serial-killer bagged those antlers. That’s not the reason the story is being told, of course. 2018-10-03 06:26 5KB www.weeklystandard.com

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Paul Manafort Sr. Drive in Connecticut city keeping its name, for now

Republican mayor vetoes Democrats' attempt to rename street honoring Paul Manafort's father but Dems say they'll try again 2018-10-03 06:25 2KB www.cbsnews.com

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Unauthorized shelter demolished after court orders

New Delhi: A petition of illegal unauthorized construction inside the historic Amir Khusro Park in S 2018-10-03 06:22 1KB www.siasat.com

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“Allah does not Love the Public Utterance of Hurtful Speech…”

“Allah does not love the public utterance of hurtful speech unless (it be) by one to whom injustice has been done; and Allah is He… 2018-10-03 06:19 6KB www.siasat.com

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UN Expert Voices Fears As Government Plans To Deport 7 Rohingyas

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND: A United Nations legal expert has voiced concern over government's plan to depo 2018-10-03 06:18 2KB www.siasat.com

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Denmark plans to ban sales of gas-powered cars by 2030

Denmark will ban the sale of new cars with internal combustion engines by 2030, the government announced on Tuesday. 2018-10-03 06:16 1KB www.upi.com

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Body found across street from Oakland police headquarters

A man's body was found Tuesday in a litter-strewn lot across the street from police headquarters in Oakland, Calif., a report said. Authorities… 2018-10-03 06:11 1KB www.foxnews.com

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International Court of Justice to Rule on Iran's Complaint Against US Sanctions

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will announce its decision on Iran’s complaint against the United States over re-imposition of unilateral sanctions on October 3. 2018-10-03 06:11 1KB sputniknews.com

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Man convicted of killing radio host in alleged plot to protect drug ring

MAYS LANDING, N. J. — A man was convicted Tuesday in the slaying of a New Jersey radio show host in an alleged plot to… 2018-10-03 06:07 2KB nypost.com

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Familia seeking redemption from past wild-card disaster

Jeurys Familia is no stranger to pitching in wild-card games in New York. He’s hoping the second time around goes better than the first.… 2018-10-03 06:07 3KB nypost.com

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Artists at home back in outdoors at Western art event

CODY, Wyo. (AP) - Painter Kathryn Turner arrived for her second Rendezvous Royale Quick Draw and started setting up in the big tent as she had… 2018-10-03 06:05 4KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Gillette College welder vying to reach world competition

GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) - Talk to Colby Uran about the Rube Goldberg-looking gizmos called pressure vessels and he can tell you many of the ways… 2018-10-03 06:05 5KB www.washingtontimes.com

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After Khel Ratna snub, Sports Ministry recommends Bajrang Punia for Padma Shri: Report

Punia, who won medals at both the Commonwealth Games and Asiad is set to receive the award along with fellow wrestler Vinesh Phogat. 2018-10-03 06:04 1KB scroll.in

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Cemetery accused of moving remains in plot to stack newly dead in old graves

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. — Police in Connecticut say Park Cemetery in Bridgeport left the grounds littered with human bones and pieces of casket as part of… 2018-10-03 06:03 1KB nypost.com

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Outrageous intimidation: ISIS bombs Afghan election rally

With a little over two weeks to go before Afghanistan holds its parliamentary elections an election rally was targeted by a suicide bombing 2018-10-03 06:01 4KB www.bignewsnetwork.com

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Stressed and worn out, many Indians in their 20s are turning to an old practice of staying silent

Centuries after Buddha practiced vipassana, it is finding new takers. 2018-10-03 06:00 8KB scroll.in

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Choose-your-own adventure shows are coming to Netflix

The company plans to add more choose-your-own-adventures to its upcoming lineup of original television shows and movies. 2018-10-03 06:00 3KB www.deseretnews.com

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Finnish Trade Unions to Hold Strike Over Government's Layoff Bill

HELSINKI (Sputnik) - Several Finnish trade unions will launch Wednesday a 24-hour strike to protest government's plans to facilitate the process of firing employees for small-sized companies, the JHL welfare sector union said. 2018-10-03 06:00 1KB sputniknews.com

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India-Led Solar Alliance Will Outshine OPEC, Says PM Modi

NEW DELHI: An India-led coalition to harness solar energy will eventually replace the OPEC oil carte 2018-10-03 05:55 2KB www.siasat.com

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Kylie Jenner Shows Off Her Rock-Hard Abs In Teeny Bikini 8 Mos. After Giving Birth

Kylie Jenner flaunted her post pregnancy abs in a bikini while vacationing in Miami with Stormi & Jordyn Woods on Oct. 2. See the pic, here. 2018-10-03 05:52 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Man rescued from cave in Taney County

KISSEE MILLS, Mo. (AP) - A man was rescued after being stuck in a cave in Taney County. KOLR-10 reports… 2018-10-03 05:48 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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UKMSSB Assistant Professor Recruitment 2018: Apply for 138 Asst. Professor positions at ukmssb.org

UKMSSB has released vacancies for Assistant Professors. The last day to apply for the UKMSSB Assistant Professor positions is October 26th. 2018-10-03 05:48 2KB scroll.in

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‘Venom’ Forms Symbiotic Relationship With (Mostly) Bad Reviews: ‘Loud and Stupid’

But Sony's "Spider-Man" sorta-spinoff starring Tom Hardy embraced by some critics for its cast and camp value 2018-10-03 05:46 5KB www.thewrap.com

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User Data and Cookie Consent

We use cookies to give you the best online experience. Their use improves our sites’ functionality and enables our partners to advertise to you. By… 2018-10-03 05:45 1KB nymag.com

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Thailand will stick to 2019 date for general election, deputy PM says

There will be no delays to a general election planned in Thailand for 2019, the deputy prime minister said on Wednesday, amid the concerns of government critics and the opposition that it could be pushed back. 2018-10-03 05:41 2KB www.reuters.com

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High Five: Humpback Whale Shows Off in Front of Diver

During a trip to the islands of the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga, located in the South Pacific, professional photographer and diver Mikhail Korostelev managed to swim with humpback whales. 2018-10-03 05:40 1KB sputniknews.com

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'Queenie's' trough to bring rains to eastern section of PH

MANILA - Typhoon Queenie's trough is expected to dump light to moderate rains over the eastern section of the country as it continued to move northwest, state weather bureau PAGASA said Wednesday. 2018-10-03 05:39 1KB news.abs-cbn.com

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United States begins denying visas to same-sex partners of foreign diplomats, UN employees

The State Department has asked foreign same-sex partners wishing to remain in the US to submit proof of marriage by December 31 or expect to leave the country. 2018-10-03 05:37 3KB scroll.in

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DA who lost Kate Steinle case, called Trump a 'madman' says he won't seek re-election

George Gascon, the San Francisco district attorney who failed to win a murder conviction in the trial of a homeless illegal immigrant charged in the… 2018-10-03 05:37 4KB www.foxnews.com

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New anti-gangsterism organisation marches to Parliament

Cosatu says the Western Cape United Safety Front formation was formed based on the need to co-ordinate activities that would lead to the addressing of crime and gangsterism in communities. 2018-10-03 05:35 2KB www.news24.com

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Owaisi-Ambedkar formally announced alliance in Aurangabad rally

AURANGABAD: The Hyderabad-based All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) and the Bharipa Bahuj 2018-10-03 05:33 1KB www.siasat.com

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Welcome to Makhanda, formerly known as Grahamstown

The Arts and Culture Ministry has announced the final decision regarding the gazetted name change of Grahamstown to Makhanda. 2018-10-03 05:32 4KB www.news24.com

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Akhilesh Yadav causes disquiet among some Muslims in UP with tweet on Apple executive’s killing

They point out that the Samajwadi Party chief has been silent on police killings of members of the minority community. 2018-10-03 05:31 6KB scroll.in

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Topps Tiles enjoys improved trading as market picks up

Retailer Topps Tiles has upgraded its profit forecast following much-improved trading in the fourth quarter. 2018-10-03 05:28 4KB www.independent.ie

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Pope’s popularity drops in US over handling of sex abuse scandals

As sex abuse scandals continue to buffet the Roman Catholic Church, Catholics in the U. S. are steadily losing confidence in Pope Francis’ handling of… 2018-10-03 05:26 3KB nypost.com

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Fantasy football rankings: Week 5

Fantasy football rankings for Week 5 are based on the point-per-reception (PPR) scoring used in most seasonal and daily fantasy football formats. One… 2018-10-03 05:25 9KB eu.usatoday.com

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How to manually download the Windows 10 October 2018 Update

Microsoft is rolling out the free Windows 10 October 2018 Update (version 1809) gradually. Here is how to force the download to update and install manually. 2018-10-03 05:23 3KB venturebeat.com

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A Famed Tokyo Fish Market Is Relocating

The move of the Tsukiji Market to a new space, scheduled to open on Oct. 11, means good and bad news for visitors. 2018-10-03 05:21 4KB www.nytimes.com

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Cement mixer truck topples over in Hong Kong tunnel, disrupting traffic for five hours

Driver, 45, escaped with arm and leg injuries 2018-10-03 05:18 2KB www.scmp.com

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Gujarat: Two more lions found dead in Gir, toll rises to 23

In four cases, canine distemper virus is suspected to be the cause, and 17 animals were infected by a protozoa spread by ticks. 2018-10-03 05:18 2KB scroll.in

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John Chambers shares secrets to success in new book

One of the original titans of Silicon Valley is sharing his secrets to success in a new book "Connecting the Dots: Lessons for Leadership in a Startup World." 2018-10-03 05:16 1KB abc7news.com

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AP-Scorecard

Latest: Ford's Ex-Boyfriend Pens Damning Letter Detailing Her Helping a Friend Prep For a Polygraph Avenatti Submits Declaration From a Witness That… 2018-10-03 05:15 655Bytes townhall.com

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Brett Ratner drops defamation lawsuit against rape accuser

Brett Ratner dropped his defamation lawsuit against a woman who accused him of rape after she said her memory of the alleged incident is not clear. 2018-10-03 05:14 2KB www.upi.com

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Portland man sentenced in home invasion attack on woman

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - An Oregon man has been sentenced to five years in prison after authorities say he broke into a Portland home and tried… 2018-10-03 05:14 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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An elephant named Happy is 'unlawfully imprisoned' in a NYC zoo, activist group says

An activist group has filed a legal petition alleging that Happy, an elephant who lives alone in a New York City zoo, is being "unlawfully… 2018-10-03 05:13 3KB eu.usatoday.com

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Kerala floods: Weather department underestimated intensity of rainfall, says report

A report prepared by the Ministry of Earth Sciences said the Met department’s model accurately predicted heavy downpour but not the high volume of rain. 2018-10-03 05:12 3KB scroll.in

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Washington state couple sends $27K in cash in jail scam

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) - Police in a town in western Washington state are warning about a “grandparent” scam after a couple mailed $27,000 in cash… 2018-10-03 05:12 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Woman, 50, reported missing from Calumet Heights

Roxanne Harmon, who also goes by "Roxy" and "Felicia Thomas," was last seen Sept. 19 in the 8700 block of South Kenwood 2018-10-03 05:12 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Jeff Bezos explains why Blue Origin is 'the most important work I'm doing'

The Amazon chief explained that while the solar system has plenty of resources that can be used by future generations, the current cost of space travel is far too expensive. 2018-10-03 05:11 3KB www.cnbc.com

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Michigan football's David Long to defense critics: Just let us work

Michigan football's fanbase can, at times, be a tough crowd. Through five games this season, the Wolverines' per game ranks include No. 1 nationally… 2018-10-03 05:09 4KB eu.freep.com

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Prosecutors: Naperville man used stolen credit card info to pay court fines

A Naperville man allegedly used stolen credit card information to pay off thousands of dollars in court fines, prosecutors said, 2018-10-03 05:04 2KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Police dealing with barricaded suspect in Madison Heights

Police in Madison Heights have a home on Park Court surrounded as they believe a stabbing suspect is inside. 2018-10-03 05:03 986Bytes www.clickondetroit.com

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White House Drug Office Promises Objective Study Of Pot, Says Colorado Senator

BuzzFeed reported in August that the White House planned to paint a bad image of marijuana legalization in a nationwide study. But Colorado Democratic Senator… 2018-10-03 05:03 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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St. Paul unveils plans for Pedro Park, public safety annex building despite lawsuit

Pedro Park remains at the center of a lawsuit against the city of St. Paul, but city officials say they’re nevertheless weeks away from securing approvals to begin construction of a new $4 mi… 2018-10-03 05:01 6KB www.twincities.com

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No Dogs in the House

In Daniel Nour’s Egyptian-Australian family, dogs were treated with a kind but practical sense of reserve. Until Max came along. 2018-10-03 05:00 4KB www.nytimes.com

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KZen Networks raises $4 million for a secure cryptocurrency wallet

Israeli startup KZen Networks has raised $4 million in seed funding for a new cryptocurrency wallet that generates and manages private keys that significantly reduce and even fix the problems of security breaches and human error. 2018-10-03 05:00 3KB venturebeat.com

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Head of Norway Delegation on Russia's Crimea: Our Position Is Clear and Explicit

SIMFEROPOL (Sputnik) - Hendrik Weber, the head of the Norwegian delegation which is currently on its six-day visit to Crimea, told Sputnik on Wednesday that the country's mission considered Crimea a legitimate part of Russia. 2018-10-03 05:00 1KB sputniknews.com

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Rasika Dugal to do show on forgotten authors of India

Mumbai: Actress Rasika Dugal aims to do a series on the forgotten authors of India and says it is im 2018-10-03 04:59 1KB www.siasat.com

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Is this the future of travel? First hyperloop passenger capsule unveiled

Technology envisages moving passengers in capsules at speeds of more than 1,200km/h through low-pressure tubes 2018-10-03 04:56 2KB www.scmp.com

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Is meat consumption linked to breast cancer risk?

Washington: Consumption of processed meat is associated with an increased risk of breast cancer, acc 2018-10-03 04:56 1KB www.siasat.com

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‘Democracy wall’ covered up again as PolyU president hits out at student union for arbitrarily changing rules regarding Hong Kong independence messages

Polytechnic University student union leader accuses president Timothy Tong of ‘passing the buck’ 2018-10-03 04:55 3KB www.scmp.com

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Offset Would Be Crushed If Cardi B Goes To Prison: It’d Be ‘Heartbreaking’

Offset reacts after Cardi B may go to prison for allegedly ordering an attack against two bartenders at Angels Strip Club in August of 2018. 2018-10-03 04:54 3KB hollywoodlife.com

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Goa Congress leaders do Gandhigiri, offer roses to casino operators

Panaji: Goa Congress leaders and its Seva Dal's volunteers on Tuesday offered roses to casino offici 2018-10-03 04:53 2KB www.siasat.com

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Australia is on the top in the battle to eradicate cervical cancer in women

The cervical cancer health issue could be eliminated in the first country, Australia, if vaccination and screening rates are maintained, researchers 2018-10-03 04:52 2KB www.roundnews.com

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University bans clapping, suggests students use ‘jazz hands’ instead

Not everyone is jazzed about this new rule at the University of Manchester. The school’s student union has banned clapping, whooping and cheering at their… 2018-10-03 04:49 1KB nypost.com

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CBI takes over 2016 Aligarh gangrape case

(23:02) Lucknow, Oct 2 (IANS) The CBI has registered a case and initiated an inquiry into a two-year 2018-10-03 04:49 1KB www.siasat.com

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Researcher Explains Why Theresa May Revealing New Immigration System Plan

Radio Sputnik discussed Theresa May’s new immigration system plan with Dr. Richard Wellings, deputy research director at the British think-tank Institute of Economic Affairs. 2018-10-03 04:45 7KB sputniknews.com

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Search teams find no sign of teacher who vanished from home

NORTH YARMOUTH, Maine (AP) - Search teams in Maine say they’ve found no signs to the whereabouts of a 47-year-old elementary school teacher who… 2018-10-03 04:44 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Christina Aguilera Slammed For Charging $5 Extra For Plus-Size T-Shirts At Her Concerts

Christina Aguilera is charing an extra $5 for plus sized tour merchandise and some fans are calling it 'gross' of her. 2018-10-03 04:42 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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State recommends revoking license of guidance director

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The Vermont Agency of Education is now recommending revoking the license of Burlington High School’s guidance director. The agency says Guidance Director… 2018-10-03 04:41 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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US dollar ticks up amid uncertainty in Europe

New York: The US dollar rose as British pound and euro turned weaker. The US dollar appreciated almo 2018-10-03 04:40 1KB www.siasat.com

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Virat Kohli physically like a bull but was rested to avoid mental fatigue: Ravi Shastri

Virat Kohli did not play the Asia Cup which India won by beating Bangladesh in the final. 2018-10-03 04:40 2KB scroll.in

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DOJ: U. S. citizens in Costa Rica defrauded elderly people in telemarketing scam

Several U. S. citizens are charged for running a Costa Rica-based telemarketing scam that tricked elderly people into sending money for prizes that didn't exist. 2018-10-03 04:38 2KB www.upi.com

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Govt to penalise traders misusing e-way bill to evade taxes

New Delhi: Traders misusing the e-way bill system for evading tax payment may now have a reason to w 2018-10-03 04:37 3KB www.siasat.com

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Former NY district attorney donates diary written in 1842

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Manhattan district attorney Robert Morgenthau has donated a family diary written in 1842 to a New York City museum of Jewish… 2018-10-03 04:35 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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A’s player delivers career season in same year he loses Mom

At least for one more day, Stephen Piscotty will return on Wednesday to the place that has given him an escape from it all. The… 2018-10-03 04:33 5KB nypost.com

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Suresh Prabhu commits to make manufacturing in India USD 1 trillion contributor

Mumbai: In a high-level gathering, hosted by the International Research Institute for Manufacturing 2018-10-03 04:33 2KB www.siasat.com

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State gives Philadelphia $3 million for traffic improvements

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Pennsylvania has given $3 million to the city of Philadelphia to help implement a plan to reduce traffic lanes and make streets safer… 2018-10-03 04:33 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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2 Phoenix-area men arrested after Cordes Lakes drug seizure

CORDES LAKES, Ariz. (AP) - Authorities in Yavapai County say two Phoenix-area men have been arrested after a drug seizure at a motel. County Sheriff’s… 2018-10-03 04:31 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Teenage boy hospitalized from surprise paintball attack

PATERSON, N. J. (AP) - A 14-year-old New Jersey boy has been hospitalized with severe welts after he was shot multiple times at close… 2018-10-03 04:31 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Why ‘very emotional’ Naomi Osaka does not like the word cool associated with her

The 20-year-old US Open champion has booked her spot in the season-ending WTA Finals Singapore for the first time, underlining her blossoming potential. 2018-10-03 04:31 2KB scroll.in

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Attack on Alwar lynching case witnesses and Pehlu Khan’s sons was concocted, say Rajasthan Police

The CCTV footage along the spot of the alleged firing showed that there was no black SUV near their vehicle, the police claimed. 2018-10-03 04:31 4KB scroll.in

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WATCH: 10 fumbling lion cubs take down buffalo calf in hunting lesson

Not for the faint of heart, watch as three lionesses teach 10 cubs to hunt as they take down a buffalo calf in Manyeleti Game Reserve. 2018-10-03 04:30 1KB www.traveller24.com

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Watch: This is how Union Minister Kiren Rijiju’s daughter convinced him to attend a school event

A video of Rijiju’s daughter’s appeal to her father melted not just the minister’s heart, but everyone else’s too. 2018-10-03 04:30 1KB scroll.in

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Man out on supervised release accused of robbery

BOSTON (AP) - Federal officials in Massachusetts say a convicted bank robber robbed another bank while he was out on supervised release. A spokesman for U… 2018-10-03 04:29 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Are restaurants responsible for keeping children safe?

Questions have been raised about the role of restaurants with play areas in protecting children, and whether they can be held liable in instances where children suffer harm on their premises. 2018-10-03 04:29 7KB www.news24.com

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Arizona man accused of smuggling 3 migrants in trunk of car

ARIVACA, Ariz. (AP) - A southern Arizona man has been arrested on suspicion of trying to smuggle immigrants across the border in the trunk of his… 2018-10-03 04:28 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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High-fat, high-sugar diet can impair females’ future fertility

Washington: Women, take note! A high-fat and high-sugar diet can result in the impairment of future 2018-10-03 04:23 1KB www.siasat.com

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Tropical Storm Rosa drops record amount of rain on Phoenix

PHOENIX (AP) - Remnants of a tropical storm dropped a record amount of rain on Phoenix. National Weather Service meteorologists say 2.35 inches of rain… 2018-10-03 04:22 1KB www.washingtontimes.com

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Major Fannie Mae Net Sweep Ruling – But What Does It Mean For Shareholders?

The Net Worth Sweep: What follows that is a pretty damning discussion as Lamberth detail the deception by the government and how based 2018-10-03 04:19 4KB www.valuewalk.com

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Japan Open: Wawrinka dismantles Fritz in opening round

Tokyo: Swiss tennis maestro Stan Wawrinka advanced to the second round of the ongoing Japan Open aft 2018-10-03 04:18 2KB www.siasat.com

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Swachh Bharat event gets ugly as Kiran Bedi, AIADMK MLA engage in verbal spat

Puducherry: A heated argument broke out between Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Kiran Bedi and All In 2018-10-03 04:16 1KB www.siasat.com

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Phoenix-area district to name its next school after McCain

A Phoenix-area school district will name a school after John McCain, the 81-year-old U. S. senator who died Aug. 25 after being treated for brain cancer. 2018-10-03 04:15 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Vermont State Police get 2 bump stocks ahead of Oct. 1 ban

The Vermont State Police has received two bump stocks ahead of the Oct. 1 date when possession of the rapid fire devices became illegal in the state. 2018-10-03 04:15 1KB www.thenewstribune.com

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Council of EU Cuts Liechtenstein, Peru From 'Gray' List of Tax Havens

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Liechtenstein and Peru are compliant with EU laws on tax after implementing necessary reforms and were therefore removed from EU "gray" list of tax havens, the Council of the European Union said Tuesday in a statement. 2018-10-03 04:15 1KB sputniknews.com

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Action against those procuring illegal ID’s: Rijiju on Rohingya

New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju, on Tuesday said that no illegal p 2018-10-03 04:14 1KB www.siasat.com

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Lathi-charge on farmers height of BJP’s anarchy: Mayawati

Lucknow: Condemning the police action against the agitating farmers on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh borde 2018-10-03 04:13 2KB www.siasat.com

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Jeremy Hunt Aims to Label Jeremy Corbyn as Extremist - Journalist

Sputnik spoke to journalist Ollie Richardson about UK Foreign Minister Jeremy Hunt's speech calling Corbyn an extremist and comparing him to Neville Chamberlain. 2018-10-03 04:12 2KB sputniknews.com

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Now man accused of murdering Hafiz Junaid to contest 2019 LS polls

NEW DELHI: After Shambu Lal Raigar, who hacked 50-year-old Mohammad Afrazul to death in December 201 2018-10-03 04:12 1KB www.siasat.com

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5-member Rohingya family detained by Kerala police

Thiruvananthapuram: A five-member Rohingya family has been identified and taken into custody by Kera 2018-10-03 04:11 1KB www.siasat.com

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‘Big Brother 20’s’ Tyler Crispen Already Met Angela Rummans’ Family, ‘he is truly a great guy’

Well, Tyler Crispen and Angela Rummans just got even cuter. As previously reported by The Inquisitr, Tyler and Angela moved in together to Angela’s home… 2018-10-03 04:11 4KB www.inquisitr.com

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Daniel Goddard Updates ‘The Young And The Restless’ Fans On His Dad’s Health Scare

Inquisitr reported the details of Goddard’s plea for prayers after the terrible accident. Now, the 47-year-old Austrailian born soap star took to Instagram… 2018-10-03 04:11 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Deontay Wilder gets face to face with Fury before going toe to toe

If size matters, then the Dec. 1 showdown between Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury for the WBC and lineal heavyweight championships should be worth the… 2018-10-03 04:10 3KB nypost.com

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Carolyn Tyler retires after incredible 32-year career at ABC7 News

It is the end of an era here at ABC7 News. Our longtime friend and colleague, Carolyn Tyler, is retiring after a 32-year career marked by compassion and integrity. 2018-10-03 04:10 3KB abc7news.com

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Defense contractor once suspected of spying for China loses appeal of child porn conviction

A California appeals court rejected Keith Gartenlaub's argument that his conviction on child pornography charges was unconstitutional because the government conducted an overly broad search under a warrant issued to obtain evidence of foreign spying. 2018-10-03 04:08 4KB www.stripes.com

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DOJ Sues California Over Onerous Net Neutrality Bill

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced it’s suing California over its new net neutrality bill, which placed regulations on internet service providers (ISPs) that went well beyond what the former Federal Communications Commission (FCC) rules imposed. 'Once again the California legislature has enacted an extreme and illegal state law attempting to frustrate federal policy,” Attorney General Jeff Sessions said in a statement. “The Justice Department should not have 2018-10-03 04:05 4KB spectator.org

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Fort Trump?

At a joint press conference with President Trump on September 18, Polish President Andrej Duda called for a permanent U. S. military base on Polish soil. He offered $2 billion to help pay for it and said that it could be named “Fort Trump.” Do we really want a “Fort Trump” in Poland? Well, yes and no. Yes, we should establish a permanent base in Poland. No, it shouldn’t 2018-10-03 04:05 6KB spectator.org

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Camp David and Oslo: A Tale of Two Different Peace Accords

This past month marks 40 years since the Egypt-Israel Camp David Peace Accords and 25 years since the PLO-Israel Oslo Accords. Washington ultimately brokered both accords but they differed dramatically in their implementation. While the Egyptian-Israeli peace remains cold and formal, it is still a relative success. Instead of facing each other in the military battlefield, there are diplomatic relations, extensive intelligence sharing, and anti-terrorism cooperation 2018-10-03 04:05 5KB spectator.org

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Mud Fight at the Montana Corral

Montana is one of those Western states with quirky electoral preferences and a history of splitting tickets. Small but divided Congressional delegations, governors in the opposing party at odds with state legislature majorities, deep red rural counties and bright blue urban ones, especially if those little cities are college towns (in Montana, Bozeman and Missoula). So the current Jon Tester-Matt Rosendale U. S. Senate contest is typical of this 2018-10-03 04:05 7KB spectator.org

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India Disappoints Washington

Russian President Vladimir Putin is scheduled to visit New Delhi on October 5. His visit follows India’s announcement on September 27 that it will procure the S-400 air defense system from Russia in a $5.4 billion contract. The integrated system is reported to comprise target detection and acquisition capability, command and control and launch platforms, and anti-aircraft missiles with a range of 250 miles. Understandably, the United 2018-10-03 04:05 4KB spectator.org

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AAP to give Rs 1 crore to families of 14 slain security personnel

New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government has approved names of 14 slain security personne 2018-10-03 04:04 1KB www.siasat.com

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Russian Patriarch Writes to Orthodox Churches' Heads on 'Ukrainian Autocephaly'

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia urged the primates of all the Local Orthodox Churches to launch a general discussion of the issue with the autocephaly of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church, Nikolai Balashov, the deputy chair of the Moscow Patriarchate’s External Church Relations Department, told Sputnik on Tuesday. 2018-10-03 04:04 2KB sputniknews.com

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Gita Gopinath: Vocal critic of demonetization appointed as IMF Chief Economist

WASHINGTON: The International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Monday appointed Gita Gopinath, a professor at 2018-10-03 04:03 2KB www.siasat.com

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Atlanta Motor Speedway exec accused of peeping into neighbor's daughter's room: police

An Atlanta Motor Speedway executive was arrested Monday morning, accused of peeping on his neighbor’s 26-year-old daughter and recording her on his phone, police… 2018-10-03 04:03 2KB www.foxnews.com

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Vornado quietly presented 15 Penn Plaza renderings to investors

The prospect of transforming the matronly Hotel Pennsylvania — into an innovative office building with greenery draped over its numerous outdoor areas — just got… 2018-10-03 04:01 4KB nypost.com

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How Beijing is trying to curb the spiralling price of death in China

A lack of space in cities and an ageing population are pushing up the costs of laying the deceased to rest. Now the government is taking action 2018-10-03 04:00 6KB www.scmp.com

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Modi follows footsteps of George Bush, spreads fake and spurious news: Kanhaiya Kumar

Hyderabad: Mr. Narendra Modi has adopted the ideology of George Bush. George Bush had taken a harsh 2018-10-03 04:00 2KB www.siasat.com

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No one opposing construction of Ram temple openly: Bhagwat

Haridwar: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat said leaving aside a few, most of th 2018-10-03 04:00 1KB www.siasat.com

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Global chess body elects new head amid claims of Russian meddling

The global chess federation is set to vote for a new president on Wednesday, replacing its veteran, highly controversial Russian chief, amid allegations of undue influence exerted by Moscow. 2018-10-03 04:00 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Groups reach tentative compromise over Utah medical marijuana policy

The campaign to legalize medical marijuana and some of its most vocal opponents have reached a tentative agreement on what medical marijuana policy should look like in Utah in the near future, the Deseret News has learned. 2018-10-03 03:59 8KB www.deseretnews.com

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Feds 'far from' finished investigating automakers, UAW

Detroit — Justice Department officials say they are "far from" finished investigating and prosecuting auto industry corruption, the clearest signal that more auto executives and United Auto… 2018-10-03 03:58 7KB eu.detroitnews.com

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VillageOne co-working space in Soho will cater to glam industries

To differentiate themselves, some coworking spaces are specializing in targeted industries. The latest is VillageOne, which will open in Soho on Oct. 19 with clients… 2018-10-03 03:57 2KB nypost.com

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GOP pressure shaped state's district maps, court records show

Lansing — Republican mapmakers who drew Michigan's current political districts were pressured to appease lawmakers and made changes to help gain legislative approval, according… 2018-10-03 03:57 11KB eu.detroitnews.com

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Bret Michaels to perform at the Hard Rock Hotel in Atlantic City

On November 8, iconic rocker Bret Michaels will be performing at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey. 2018-10-03 03:55 1KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Alternative Benchmark For China’s GDP – Update 2017 & First Half-2018

The Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) as measured by the China-150 Growth Index is quite close with the official nominal GDP figures 2018-10-03 03:55 3KB www.valuewalk.com

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Ryuichi Sakamoto Heads Jury for New APSA Music Award

Asia Pacific Screen Awards to launch new prize for original score. Japanese composer, Ryuichi Sakamoto to head music jury. 2018-10-03 03:54 941Bytes variety.com

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Pippa Middleton Struggles To Cover Her Huge Baby Bump In Chic Royal Blue Coat – See Pic

Pippa Middleton hides huge baby bump under blue coat. 2018-10-03 03:54 2KB hollywoodlife.com

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Isaiah Crowell fined $13K by NFL for TD 'wipe' celebration vs. Cleveland Browns

NEW YORK (AP) — Well, that's one way to flush some money away. New York Jets running back Isaiah Crowell was fined $13,369… 2018-10-03 03:54 3KB eu.usatoday.com

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Woman injured and man found dead inside burning home, one in custody: police

Firefighters happened upon the fire about 6:35 p.m. 2018-10-03 03:52 1KB www.mlive.com

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72-hour sale drops Southwest flights out of Sacramento as low as $49

Southwest Airlines is offering one-way flights across the country as low as $49 if travelers book through Thursday as part of their 72-hour sale. 2018-10-03 03:52 1KB www.sacbee.com

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Cameroon's displaced thousands fear disenfranchisement

"If you have the polling card, you go and vote, but it's complicated once you're there," said Yagana Adi, 55, who wants to vote in Cameroon's presidential election on Sunday. 2018-10-03 03:50 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Powerful Storms Down Trees, Power Lines Across New York

From downed trees to power lines, the National Weather Service is expected to conduct a storm survey in Rockland, Fairfield, and Westchester counties Wednesday. 2018-10-03 03:50 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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FGCU volleyball preps for key matchups on heels of coach's 100th win

“It’s pretty special. It’s always nice to see those kind of benchmarks to remind you that things are headed in the right direction.” - Matt Botsford, FGCU Volleyball Coach 2018-10-03 03:50 897Bytes www.nbc-2.com

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How the FWC says you can protect your home from bears

Tuesday the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission released new suggestions for how people can protect their property from bears. 2018-10-03 03:48 777Bytes www.nbc-2.com

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Don’t tell Spencer Dinwiddie he had a breakout season

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Chicago AccuWeather: Partly sunny, windy, warm Wednesday

Partly sunny, windy and very warm Wednesday with some early showers possible. Highs in the low 80s. 2018-10-03 03:47 1KB abc7chicago.com

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Facebook chooses Singapore for second data innovation startup program in the world

Facebook has announced that its second data innovation startup program in the world will be based in Singapore. 2018-10-03 03:47 3KB www.thedrum.com

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Boogie Gives Props To Lil Peep In His Introspective ’Fade’ Video

The Compton rapper waxes philosophical about life, love, and the rap game. 2018-10-03 03:46 1KB uproxx.com

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Are Knickers, Candy and Colin the Caterpillar Cakes Enough to Save a British Icon?

Marks & Spencer has played a crucial role in the daily lives of millions for more than 100 years, but financial problems and store closings have made its future uncertain. 2018-10-03 03:45 9KB www.nytimes.com

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Catalan Gov't Threatens to Deprive Spanish PM of Support in Parliament

MADRID (Sputnik) - Catalan pro-independence lawmakers will no longer support Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's ruling party in the country's parliament if Sanchez fails to agree to Catalonia's independence, President of the Catalan government Quim Torra said on Tuesday. 2018-10-03 03:44 1KB sputniknews.com

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‘The Young And The Restless’ Actress Hunter King Reveals Devastating Personal Loss

According to the Summer Newman actress’ Instagram post, she lost her gorgeous dog Dallas recently. Along with a loving 10-photo tribute to her pet,… 2018-10-03 03:43 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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Kansas City mayoral candidate leaves race to get treatment for PTSD, depression

Jason Kander, a candidate for Mayor of Kansas City, Mo., has dropped out of the race because of his struggles with depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. 2018-10-03 03:41 2KB www.upi.com

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Woman sues Facebook, claims site enabled sex trafficking

A Texas woman, claiming that she was raped, beaten and sex trafficked at the age of 15 by a pimp who posed as a Facebook "friend," has filed suit against the social network, alleging its executives knew minors were being lured into the sex trade on their platform. 2018-10-03 03:38 3KB www.reuters.com

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Refugee Admissions in First Fiscal Year of Trump Administration Lowest in History of Program

The FY 2018 refugee admissions are less than 25 percent of the 84,995 admitted in FY 2016, the last full fiscal year of the… 2018-10-03 03:38 2KB www.breitbart.com

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Foreigners in China WeChat group investigated after racial slurs, massacre references

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Call For Help: Cell Phones Add Delays, Danger When Calling 911

Even though your first instinct may be to share details of your emergency at the beginning of the call, both police and the FCC recommend you give the location first. 2018-10-03 03:34 1KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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Family injured in West Valley crash recovering, but police still not sure if DUI is suspected

A family involved in a crash that injured several people Sunday in West Valley City is recovering, police said. 2018-10-03 03:34 1KB www.deseretnews.com

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Bitcoin trading around $6,500 level without clear direction yet

Bitcoin(BTC) is continuing trading mostly sideways in a narrow range. It was expected to establish a definite trend up or down. The level of least resistance is down but so far a definite break has not happened. 2018-10-03 03:32 3KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Keith Collins talks 'The Samaritans,' future and Daniel Day-Lewis (Includes first-hand account)

Actor Keith Collins chatted with Digital Journal about his latest film "The Samaritans," the impact of technology on entertainment, and he revealed his dream acting partner. 2018-10-03 03:30 2KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Publicist for basketball doc ends up in Adidas trial jury pool

The wire fraud and corruption trial of sneaker company executives involved in the NCAA basketball recruiting scandal had a humorous aside from the publishing world… 2018-10-03 03:30 1KB nypost.com

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Kazakh families torn apart in China's Xinjiang crackdown

When he looks back on his youth in China's far-west Xinjiang region, Akikat Kaliolla, an ethnic Kazakh, recalls the place's natural beauty and the big, colourful weddings typical of his majority-Muslim community. 2018-10-03 03:30 6KB www.digitaljournal.com

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'Jewel of Roman Empire' faces Libya dangers

Perched on the edge of Libya's Mediterranean coast, the ancient city of Sabratha remains an awe-inspiring spectacle, the pink columns of its amphitheatre towering above turquoise waters. 2018-10-03 03:30 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Art rebels Basquiat and Schiele face off in Paris shows

Two new major exhibitions opening in Paris on Wednesday counterpoint the work of a pair of art world rebels -- Jean-Michel Basquiat and Egon Schiele. 2018-10-03 03:30 5KB www.digitaljournal.com

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Exclusive: Crime Ring Allegedly Targeting High-End Cars In Tri-State

Police say high-tech thieves are taking off in some high-priced cars. All part of an alleged crime ring stretching across the Tri-state area. 2018-10-03 03:30 2KB newyork.cbslocal.com

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Khloe Kardashian’s Boyfriend, Tristan Thompson, Determined Not To Cheat Again, Per ‘Hollywood Life’

Sources tell the outlet that Tristan knows he can’t make another mistake with Khloe, and if he does she’ll end their relationship, which will tear… 2018-10-03 03:29 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Geoff Emerick, Beatles Chief Recording Engineer, Dies at 72

Geoff Emerick, the Beatles chief recording engineer who helped create the band's later sound, has died of an apparent heart attack. 2018-10-03 03:26 911Bytes variety.com

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Glenview psychologist charged with health care fraud

From 2011 to the start of this year, Pamela Antell submitted sham claims for mental health services she never carried out, prosecutors said. 2018-10-03 03:26 1KB chicago.suntimes.com

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Russian Military Recorded Over 40 ICBM, Rocket Launches in 2018 - Reports

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The Russian Aerospace Forces have tracked over 40 launches of the country's and foreign space rockets and intercontinental ballistic missiles (ICBM) since the beginning of 2018, an infographic published by the Russian Armed Forces' official newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda showed on Friday. 2018-10-03 03:26 1KB sputniknews.com

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Group of teens in Northville hold color run for mental health awareness

Annie Heitmeier was a sophomore when she came up with a way for her peers to share how they were feeling. 2018-10-03 03:24 4KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Notorious robber bailed out by RFK charity has sex store manager ‘scared’

One of the jailbirds sprung by the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights group is a violent recidivist who recently landed behind bars for robbing a… 2018-10-03 03:21 2KB nypost.com

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Report: Jewish 24-year-old Eliyahu Moscowitz shot dead in Chicago

Eliyahu Moscowitz was a kashrut supervisor at a store in the region and was killed on the eve of Simchat Torah. 2018-10-03 03:21 1KB www.jpost.com

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2 Investigators: City Settles Case Against Cop Who Made False 911 Call

The CBS 2 Investigators learned exclusively - a settlement has been reached in two lawsuits against the City of Chicago involving a police officer. 2018-10-03 03:19 5KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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#StateCaptureInquiry: Nene to take the stand

Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene is expected to reveal how he was "pressured" by former president Jacob Zuma to approve a nuclear deal when he testifies before the judicial commission of inquiry into allegations of state capture. 2018-10-03 03:18 2KB www.news24.com

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Friends of Saudi dissident say he failed to return after visit to Istanbul consulate

Jamal Khashoggi's Turkish fiancee told Reuters he had not exited the diplomatic mission for more than 7 1/2 hours after entering to secure documentation of his divorce. 2018-10-03 03:18 3KB www.cnbc.com

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Nicki Minaj Documentary Shows The Rapper Speaking From Experience As A Victim Of Domestic Abuse

“Maybe some people would describe me as abrasive or b****y or whatever because I vowed from that age no man would ever abuse me,… 2018-10-03 03:17 2KB www.inquisitr.com

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Meghan Markle Will Be Learning Royal Protocol During Her First Official Trip

During her first official trip away from England, Meghan Markle will be surrounded by aides who will help her learn how to behave like a… 2018-10-03 03:15 3KB www.inquisitr.com

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Alternatives For Girls loses federal grant but gains something else

For 31 years Alternatives For Girls has helped homeless teen girls and their children. 2018-10-03 03:13 2KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Cook County Sheriff Working To Shut Down Sex Trafficking Websites

Backpage.com, a website at the center of a sex and human trafficking investigation, may be offline, but authorities say other copycat websites are now posing the same threat. 2018-10-03 03:11 3KB chicago.cbslocal.com

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Vigil held for 3 killed in Eastpointe house fire

A 13-year-old girl died from her injuries days after her parents were killed in a fire at their Eastpointe home. 2018-10-03 03:10 1KB www.clickondetroit.com

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Mabu, a robot helping patients with congestive heart failure, is working with the American Heart Association

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‘Venom’ is an absolute disaster

“Venom”? More like cyanide. The latest movie off the Marvel assembly line is a disaster on every level, from the hatchet job writing to the… 2018-10-03 03:09 3KB nypost.com

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Kanye Wants To Set A Meeting Between Donald Trump And Colin Kaepernick

West has tried to support both Trump and Kaepernick in recent weeks and apparently thinks he can help the two sort out their differences. 2018-10-03 03:09 2KB uproxx.com

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Uncovering school threats

We're barely a month into the new school year and police have responded to nearly one dozen school threats. 2018-10-03 03:08 4KB www.click2houston.com

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Hate for Star Wars: The Last Jedi was spread online by bots and Russian trolls, study says

Report finds half of negative comments aimed at Rian Johnson’s movie came from Twitter bots or trolls, indicating fan backlash was overstated 2018-10-03 03:08 3KB www.scmp.com

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6 police officers hurt in training at Colorado’s Fort Carson

Six Colorado Springs police officers were injured when a bomb simulator detonated while they were training at Fort Carson. 2018-10-03 03:07 1KB www.miamiherald.com

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Florida teen lured men on dating app to rob them: cops

An underage Florida teen lured men on a dating app to rob them — then warned they’d be the ones in hot water if they… 2018-10-03 03:05 2KB nypost.com

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FDA raids Juul headquarters, seizes thousands of documents

US health officials are turning up the heat on a leading e-cigarette maker. In an amped-up battle to keep teenagers from vaping, investigators… 2018-10-03 03:03 3KB nypost.com

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Wednesday sports on TV/radio

BASEBALL 8 AL wild card, Oakland at N.Y. Yankees, TBS GOLF 9 LPGA, UL International Crown, GC 3 a.m. Thursday Asia-Pacific… 2018-10-03 03:02 1KB eu.detroitnews.com

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Tony Ferguson holds bizarre press conference ahead of UFC 229 fight vs. Anthony Pettis

LAS VEGAS — Former Ultimate Fighting Championship title holder Tony Ferguson can’t win the lightweight belt at UFC 229 on Saturday night, but he already… 2018-10-03 03:02 3KB eu.usatoday.com

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Carmelo Anthony Apologized To The Rockets After Drilling A Long Two

Carmelo Anthony is operating in a new offensive system and there was a funny reminder of that reality on Tuesday. 2018-10-03 03:02 1KB uproxx.com

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Why I gave up everything and joined a New Age cult

Renee Linnell stood with a friend on the beach near her Los Angeles home, built a fire, and burned everything she owned. Her brand-new… 2018-10-03 03:01 10KB nypost.com

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PepsiCo CEO takes shot at Coke on her last day

PepsiCo boss Indra Nooyi took a pop shot at Coca-Cola on her last day on the job, although only industry insiders may have noticed.… 2018-10-03 03:01 2KB nypost.com

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In Mississippi, Trump mocks Ford's claims against Kavanaugh
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SOUTHAVEN, Miss. — President Donald Trump ignited a crowd at a campaign rally in Mississippi on Tuesday by mocking a woman who has claimed she was sexually assaulted by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh decades ago.
The audience laughed as Trump ran through a list of what he described as holes in Christine Blasey Ford's testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. She testified that Kavanaugh pinned her on a bed, tried to take off her clothes and covered her mouth in the early 1980s, when the two were teenagers. Kavanaugh has denied Ford's allegations.
"How did you get home? 'I don't remember,'" Trump said at the rally in Southaven. "How did you get there? 'I don't remember.' Where is the place? 'I don't remember.' How many years ago was it? 'I don't know. I don't know. I don't know.'"
Imitating Ford, he added, "But I had one beer — that's the only thing I remember."
It marked the sharpest criticism by Trump of Ford since she came forward publicly with the allegation last month. He had previously called Ford a "very credible witness."
Ford's lawyer Michael Bromwich called Trump's attack "vicious, vile and soulless."
"Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?" Bromwich tweeted. "She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice."
The president was in Mississippi on Tuesday looking to use his influence to sway the outcome of a low-profile election that could tip the balance of the Senate.
As Republicans fight headwinds ahead of the Nov. 6 midterm election, Trump sought to rally his supporters behind GOP Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, who was appointed to fill the seat of Republican Thad Cochran, who retired in April. She faces three candidates — Republican Chris McDaniel and Democrats Mike Espy and Tobey Bernard Bartee — in next month's special election for the remainder of the two-year term.
"She's always had my back," Trump said. "She's always had your back. And a vote for Cindy is a vote for me."
But Trump spent much of the rally lamenting the treatment of Kavanaugh by Democrats, whose attacks, he said, had taken their toll on the judge's family.
"A man's life is in tatters," he said. Of Democrats, he added, "These are really evil people."
He even raised questions about the drinking habits of Vermont Sen. Patrick Leahy in an attempt to turn the tables on Democrats who have gone after Kavanaugh's beer drinking. Trump told the crowd they should do an online search for "Patrick Leahy slash drink." Leahy's office didn't immediately return a message seeking comment Tuesday.
Some Republicans and White House allies have suggested the allegations against Kavanaugh can be potent political fodder in the run-up to Nov. 6, animating GOP voters who have so far lacked the same motivation to head to the polls as their Democratic counterparts.
Republican officials and the White House expect Hyde-Smith's race to go to a runoff under the state's jungle election rules that force a showdown between the top two finishers if no candidate wins at least 50 percent of the vote on Election Day. With Republicans defending majorities in the House and Senate next month, officials cast Trump's visit as an attempt to get ahead of a potentially perilous situation.
Officials said Trump is seeking to boost Hyde-Smith as close as possible to the 50 percent threshold and lend momentum for a possible runoff. Depending on how Republicans perform on Nov. 6, the eyes of the nation could fall on a Nov. 27 Mississippi runoff in what could become an expensive and high-profile race to determine control of the Senate.
"Your vote in this election will decide which party controls the United States Senate," Trump said.
A vocal minority of the crowd Tuesday backed the other conservative in the race, McDaniel, a state senator, and booed Hyde-Smith when Trump introduced her. They launched into occasional chants of "We want Chris."
Earlier Tuesday, Trump told electrical contractors gathered in Philadelphia that his economic policies would translate into more jobs for their ranks as he highlighted a new trade deal among the U. S., Mexico and Canada.
"We're in the midst of a manufacturing renaissance — something which nobody thought you'd hear," Trump said in a speech to the National Electrical Contractors Association Convention a day after celebrating the new North American trade deal.
In fact, North America already is a manufacturing powerhouse. The United States ranks No. 2 in the world behind China in manufacturing output. Mexico ranks 11th and Canada 13th, according to United Nations numbers pulled together by the Brookings Institution.
Trump calls the new trade agreement USMCA, for U. S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement. "Like YMCA or U. S. Marine Corps with an A at the end," he explained.
He said he doesn't want to use the previous name, NAFTA, the North American Free Trade Agreement, which he contends cost American jobs and railed against during his 2016 presidential campaign. The new trade deal still must be approved by Congress.
"We are finally rebuilding our country, and we are doing it with American aluminum, American steel and with our great electrical contractors," he said.
Trump said the strong economy "means more jobs for our great electrical contractors."
Before departing the White House, Trump tweeted, "THE ONLY REASON TO VOTE FOR A DEMOCRAT IS IF YOU'RE TIRED OF WINNING!"
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China orders actress Fan Bingbing to pay $70M tax fine
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BEIJING — Chinese tax authorities have ordered “X-Men” star Fan Bingbing and companies she represents to pay taxes and penalties totaling $130 million, ending months of speculation over one of the country’s highest-profile entertainers since she disappeared from public view three months ago.
Of the total amount, Fan is being personally fined around $70 million for tax evasion, according to an announcement carried by China’s official Xinhua News Agency Wednesday, citing tax authorities.
Fan would not be investigated for criminal responsibility for tax evasion as long as the taxes, fines and late fees amounting to nearly 900 million yuan ($130 million) were paid on time, the report said.
The announcement gave no indication as to Fan’s whereabouts but indicated her agent was being held by police for allegedly obstructing the investigation.
Fan has starred in dozens of movies and TV series in China and is best known internationally for her role as Blink in 2014’s “X-Men: Days of Future Past,” a cameo in the Chinese version of “Iron Man 3,” and star turns on the red carpet at Cannes as recently as May. Before her disappearance, she had been booked to star with Penelope Cruz in the Hollywood film “355.” She has a role in the upcoming Bruce Willis-Adrien Brody feature “Air Strike.”
Fan posted an apology on her official account on the social media site Weibo.com saying that she accepts the tax authorities’ decision and would “try my best to overcome all difficulties and raise funds to pay back taxes and fines.”
“I am unworthy of the trust of the society and let down the fans who love me,” she wrote in her first update of her Weibo.com microblog since June 2.
A man surnamed Liang, who identified himself as a staff member of Fan’s studio when reached by phone, refused to comment on the announcement or on Fan’s location.
Her disappearance coincided with a crackdown by the authorities on high salaries for actors that can eat up much of the cost of a production. In June, regulators capped star pay at 40 percent of a TV show’s entire production budget and 70 percent of the total paid to all the actors in a film.
Fan evaded 7.3 million yuan in taxes by using a secret contract worth 20 million yuan that she signed for starring in the film “Air Strike,” the report said. She had instead paid taxes on a contract for only 10 million yuan, Xinhua said. The example described in the report referred to a reportedly common entertainment industry practice — an actor having a public contract stating an official salary and a private contract detailing actual, much higher pay.
A talk show host, Cui Yongyuan had said in May that Fan had such an arrangement, which allegedly helps facilitate tax evasion, and revealed details that sparked a public outcry. Cui later apologized.
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Volcano erupts on same Indonesian island as earlier quake
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A volcano erupted on Wednesday on the same central Indonesian island as an earlier earthquake and authorities warned planes about volcanic ash in the air.
Mount Soputan in North Sulawesi province spewed ash 6 000m into the sky on Wednesday morning.
The eruption status was raised from an alert to standby 4km from the summit and up to 6.5km to the west-southwest. Standby status means the public should avoid the area nearest the volcano and have masks available in the event of ashfall.
No evacuations were immediately ordered.
Planes were warned of the ash clouds because volcanic ash is hazardous for plane engines.
Soputan is on the northern part of Sulawesi island, where a central region was severely damaged by an earthquake and tsunami on Friday.
Indonesia, an archipelago of more than 250 million people, sits on the Pacific "Ring of Fire" and is prone to earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Government seismologists monitor more than 120 active volcanoes.
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Japanese spacecraft drops observation device toward asteroid
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TOKYO -- A Japanese spacecraft has dropped a German-French observation device to land on an asteroid as part of a research effort that could find clues to the origin of the solar system.
The Japan Space Exploration Agency, or JAXA, said Wednesday that the Mobile Asteroid Surface Scout, or MASCOT, was released from the unmanned spacecraft Hayabusa2 and headed to the asteroid Ryugu.
The spacecraft went as close as about 160 feet to the asteroid's surface to release the box-shaped lander. Hayabusa2 has been stationed near the asteroid since June after traveling 170 million miles from Earth.
About an hour after the separation, JAXA said it had received signals from MASCOT, an indication of its safe landing.
The lander's deployment follows the successful landing last month of two MINERVA-II1 jumping observation rovers that have transmitted a series of images showing the asteroid's rocky surface.
Hayabusa2 dropped MASCOT on the opposite hemisphere of the jumping rovers so they don't interfere with each other's activity, JAXA said.
The lithium battery-run MASCOT can operate 16 straight hours - while the asteroid revolves twice - to collect and transmit data, including temperature and mineral varieties. The probe bounces only once after its initial touchdown before settling at its final destination.
According to JAXA, MASCOT is carrying an optical navigation wide-angle camera on its side to capture images of its surroundings. A spectroscopic microscope on the bottom is designed to examine minerals on the asteroid's surface. MASCOT will also measure levels of magnetic force and temperature on the asteroid.
It took more than three years for the Hayabusa2 spacecraft to reach the asteroid's vicinity, traveling with the probes.
Hayabusa2 itself will later attempt to briefly land on the asteroid to collect samples to send back to researchers on Earth.
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WATCH: Trump Publicly Doubts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Credibility
(12.99/31)

During his rally on Tuesday night in Mississippi, Trump raised questions about whether Ford’s testimony could be considered credible.
“'How did you get home?' I don't remember. 'How did you get there?' I don't remember. 'Where was the place?' I don't remember. 'How many years ago was it?' I don't know. I don't know. I don't know. I don't know," he said, imitating Ford’s testimony during Senate hearings while addressing his supporters in Southaven, Mississippi. He also added that all she remembered she drank one beer, “and a man's life is in tatters. A man's life is shattered,” he said, referring to Kavanaugh.
The US president also cast doubt on Julie Swetnick, the third woman to accuse Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct and who was interviewed by NBC earlier Tuesday. “Did you see that interview?” Trump said “This woman had no clue what was going on. No clue. Yet she made the most horrible charges against a…great father, great husband.”
Trump’s doubts about Ford sparked outrage among her attorneys. Michael Bromwich, an ex-Department of Justice prosecutor, who sat near Ford during her testimony, called Trump a “profile in cowardice.”
“A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.” Bromwich commented Tuesday.
A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well? She is a remarkable profile in courage. He is a profile in cowardice. https://t.co/UJ0bGxV1EZ
Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke attacked the president for his comments, saying that Ford should be treated with dignity and “not demeaned and belittled by the President of the United States.”
Dr. Ford showed courage, power, and strength in her testimony. She should be treated with dignity and respect — not demeaned and belittled by the President of the United States.
Speaking to reporters in Washington earlier, Trump said that “It's a very scary time for young men in America, where you can be guilty of something that you may not be guilty of,” he said to the reporters in the White House, adding “my whole life, I've heard you're innocent until proven guilty. But now you're guilty until proven innocent.”
Supreme Court nominee Kavanaugh has been accused of sexual misconduct by three women: Ford, Deborah Ramirez and Swetnick for incidents that took place over 30 years ago. Kavanaugh has denied all the allegations. The FBI is currently conducting a background investigation on Kavanaugh with the report being expected to be released on Friday.
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Alyssa Milano Exposes The Left's Kavanaugh Hypocrisy In One Tweet
(12.99/31)

Left-wing actress and activist Alyssa Milano scowled at Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings on Capitol Hill while holding a sign that read, "I believe survivors." She has called the nominee a "sexual predator" over Christine Ford's sudden allegation that Kavanaugh groped her in the 1980s, despite the many inconsistencies in her various stories and the lack of any corroborating evidence. Milano later explained to CNN that she attended the confirmation hearings to "stand in solidarity with [Christine Ford] and all the women and men who have been victims of crazy abuses of power."
Unfortunately for Alyssa Milano, a recently unearthed tweet demonstrates the actress doesn't believe all survivors of sexual misconduct. In 2012, Milano tweeted, "Bill Clinton, I love you so much. Like crazy amounts of love." Apparently Milano does not harbor crazy amounts of love for Juanita Broaddrick, who accused Clinton of raping her in 1978; or Leslie Millwee, who accused Clinton of sexually assaulting her in 1980; or Kathleen Willey, who accused Clinton of groping her without consent in 1993; or Paula Jones, who accused Clinton of unzipping his pants and exposing himself to her in 1991.
Women who accuse Democrats of sexual misconduct are inconvenient for left-wing activists, who so desperately seek to preserve the fictitious constitutional right to abortion now threatened by Brett Kavanaugh's originalist jurisprudence that they're willing to trivialize even the heinous crime of rape to protect it. It's a despicable strategy, and it won't work. History is long, the Internet is forever, and Democrats have exposed themselves.
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250 patients evacuated in hospital fire in eastern India
(10.99/31)

A fire broke out Wednesday in a pharmacy at a state-run medical college and hospital complex in eastern India, causing panic among around 250 patients who were evacuated to safe wards.
Dr. Nirmal Mazi, a doctor at the hospital, said no injuries were reported in the blaze.
Television images showed some of the patients being shifted with their saline drips. Some could be seen lying on the floor waiting for help.
Mazi said 10 fire engines brought the fire under control, but the smoke was still billowing from the building in Kolkata, the West Bengal state capital.
The cause of the fire is being investigated.
Fire accidents are common in buildings in India because of poor quality of electrical wiring and other safety standards.
Last month, a devastating fire in a commercial building gutted hundreds of shops and business offices in the city.
In 2016, a fire at a private hospital in the eastern city of Bhubaneshwar, the capital of Orissa state, killed 23 people. Most of the victims were patients being treated at a hospital's intensive care unit who were using ventilators and suffocated after the fire spread to the ICU.
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The Rockies Stunned The Cubs In 13 Innings To Win The NL Wild Card
(10.99/31)

The Chicago Cubs won 95 games this season, but they lost two in two — well technically three — days and are officially out of the MLB postseason.
The Colorado Rockies stunned the 2016 World Series champions, 2-1, in a marathon 13-inning thriller that featured excellent pitching and a resilient Rockies team bouncing back from a loss at the hands of the Los Angeles Dodgers just over a day earlier to force them into the Wild Card Game.
Both teams landed in the Wild Card after losing a Game 163, the first time in Major League Baseball history that had ever happened. Chicago’s loss to the Brewers on Monday set up a potential rematch if they could beat Colorado at home, but for the second straight day they couldn’t muster a lead in the Friendly Confines.
Tied at one in the top of the 13th, Tony Wolters hit a single up the middle with two outs and runners on the corners on a 1-2 pitch to send home Trevor Story from third to give the Rockies the lead.
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WATCH: Trump got $413m from his dad, much from tax dodges - report
(9.99/31)

The New York Times reported on Tuesday that US President Donald Trump received at least $413m from his father over the decades, much of that through dubious tax dodges, including outright fraud.
The 15 000-word Times report contradicts Trump's portrayal of himself as a self-made billionaire who started with just a $1m loan from his father.
The Times says Trump and his father, Fred, avoided gift and inheritance taxes by setting up a sham corporation and undervaluing assets to tax authorities. The Times says its report is based on more than 100 000 pages of financial documents, including confidential tax returns from the father and his companies.
A lawyer for Trump, Charles J Harder, told the Times that there was no "fraud or tax evasion" and that the facts cited in the report are "extremely inaccurate".
The White House dismissed the report as a "misleading attack against the Trump family by the failing New York Times". It criticised the newspaper and other media outlets, saying their low credibility with the public is "because they are consumed with attacking the president and his family 24/7 instead of reporting the news".
The New York state tax department told The Associated Press that it is reviewing the allegations in the Times and "is vigorously pursuing all appropriate avenues of investigation". The department typically refers findings to the state attorney general's office.
The Times says the Trump family hid millions of dollars of transfers from the father to his children through a sham company owned by the children called All County Building Supply & Maintenance. Set up in 1992 ostensibly as a purchasing agent to supply Fred.
Trump's buildings with boilers, cleaning supplies and other goods, the father would pad invoices with markups of 20% or even 50%, thereby avoiding gift taxes, the newspaper reports.
The Times says that before Fred Trump died in the late 1990s, he transferred ownership of most of his real estate empire to his four living children. The value of the properties in tax returns summed up to $41.4m, vastly less than the Times says they were worth.
The same properties would be sold off over the next decade for more than 16 times that amount.
Unlikely to face criminal prosecution
In total, the president's father and mother transferred over $1bn to their children, according to the Times tally. That should have produced a tax bill of at least $550m, based on a 55% tax on gifts and inheritance at the time.
Instead, the children paid $52.2m, or about 5%.
Tax experts cited in the report say that Trump is unlikely to face criminal prosecution in helping his parents evade taxes because the manoeuvres occurred long ago and are past the statute of limitation.
The president's brother Robert Trump said that "all appropriate gift and estate tax returns" were filed. "Our family has no other comment on these matters that happened some 20 years ago," he said in a statement to the Times, "and would appreciate your respecting the privacy of our deceased parents, may God rest their souls".
The Times report says documents it reviewed show that the future president was earning $200 000 a year in today's dollars at the age of 3. By the time Trump had graduated from college, the report says, he was getting the equivalent of $1m a year from his father.
When he was campaigning, Trump repeatedly boasted of his ability to turn a small loan from his father into his fortune. "My father gave me a very small loan in 1975," he said, "and I built it into a company that's worth many, many billions of dollars".
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2018 Nobel Peace Prize: it’s easier to rule out names than guess the winner
(8.66/31)

Donald Trump? Hardly.
Reconciliation between the Koreas? Rather premature.
Peace between Ethiopia and Eritrea? Probably missed the deadline.
As the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize looms, it’s easier to rule out names than guess who’s going to win.
This year the field of possibilities facing the five members of the Norwegian committee tasked with awarding the prize was pretty wide, with 331 individuals and organisations proposed for the prestigious prize, which will be announced on Friday in Oslo.
And, as usual, despite the fact the list of candidates is a secret, predictions about who might win are gathering pace.
With the postponement of this year’s Literature Prize for the first time in 70 years over a #MeToo scandal at the Swedish Academy, Friday’s peace award has become the most highly anticipated Nobel announcement this year.
Looking at the odds on some of the online betting sites, you might think North Korean leader Kim Jong-un and his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in were the front runners for their efforts at rapprochement between the two nations.
But the Nobel experts – who are more often than not wrong – are scratching their heads.
“On the one hand, the inter-Korean breakthrough is I think the most dramatic thing in this field this year,” said Dan Smith, head of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI).
“On the other hand I wonder whether it would be premature to be giving the prize on that basis this year.”
Apart from anything else, Kim’s record on human rights hardly stands in his favour.
Could Moon get it on his own?
“(He) did well, with the peace-promoting use of the (Winter) Olympic Games” in Pyeongchang, said Peter Wallensteen, a Swedish professor who specialises in international relations.
But what of Trump? Certain international figures like Britain’s Boris Johnson, when he was foreign minister, and even Moon himself have suggested the US leader could win the prize for his initiatives on the Korean peninsula.
At 7-1, the bombastic American president is one of three front runners flagged by online bookies Betsson, far ahead of other global figures like France’s Emmanuel Macron, Britain’s Theresa May and Russia’s Vladimir Putin all with odds of 75-1.
Such a prize would be “inappropriate”, said Smith, pointing to a string of decisions by Trump which “are very negative as far as peace is concerned”, most notably withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement and the Iran nuclear deal.
And in any case, the only known Trump nomination submitted to the Nobel committee was fake, filed by someone suspected of identity fraud as only certain individuals are allowed to propose names.
The nascent reconciliation between Ethiopia and Eritrea has also fuelled hope that a durable peace can be reached between the two neighbouring countries after 20 years of war.
For Wallensteen, the peace prize could go to Ethiopian Prime Minister, Abiy Ahmed. But he only took power in April with his peace overtures coming to fruition this summer.
That is a little late for the Nobel committee, which takes nominations at the start of the year.
Given the lack of certainty and the limited scope of progress on potentially prize-winning initiatives, some observers are turning to some longer-term contenders.
With the #MeToo movement raising global awareness about sexual abuse and harassment, the award could honour those engaged in the fight against sexual violence, such as Congolese gynaecologist Denis Mukwege or Yazidi rape victim Nadia Murad.
Nominated many times in the past, Mukwege has spent two decades helping women recover from the violence and trauma of rape in war-torn eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, while Murad became an activist after being kidnapped by Islamic State group militants and held as a sex slave.
Henrik Urdal, head of the Peace Research Institute of Oslo (Prio), believes the award could go to the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP), which feeds millions of starving people every year.
From the battlefields of Yemen to the Rohingya refugee camps in Bangladesh, “we are seeing now that hunger is becoming again one of the bigger humanitarian challenges of our time,” he said.
Other potential laureates include the UN refugee agency UNHCR, jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, organisations defending the media such as Reporters Without Borders and the Committee to Protect Journalists (RSF) and Russian human rights champions like the NGO Memorial and opposition newspaper Novaya Gazeta .
With everything up in the air, the verdict will only be known on Friday at 11am (5pm Hong Kong time).
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Lawyer takes US pastor’s case to Turkey’s highest court
(7.49/31)

The lawyer for an American pastor at the center of a spat between NATO allies Turkey and the United States petitioned Turkey's highest court on Wednesday seeking his release from house arrest.
Andrew Craig Brunson, 50, who has lived in Turkey for more than two decades, was arrested in December 2016 on espionage and terror-related charges. The pastor, who rejects the charges, had been jailed until he was released to home detention on July 25 for health reasons. He faces up to 35 years in prison if he is convicted on both counts.
U. S President Donald Trump has demanded Brunson's release. Amid the conflict, Trump in August doubled tariffs on Turkish steel and aluminum imports, which helped deepen a Turkish currency crisis. Turkey's government has repeatedly called on Washington to respect Turkey's judicial process.
Lawyer Ismail Cem Halavurt told The Associated Press he filed a Constitutional Court appeal following lower courts' refusal to free Brunson and to lift a travel ban against him.
Halavurt argued that the evangelical pastor has been unjustly held for almost two years and that there is no risk of him tampering with any evidence.
"There is no reasonable or acceptable legal reason for his freedom to be limited in such a way," Halavurt argued in the petition. "There is no possibility for the defendant destroying evidence."
It could take the Constitutional Court several months to reach a decision on the case.
The next hearing in Brunson's trial is on Oct. 12 near the city of Izmir, where Brunson — originally from Black Mountain, North Carolina — led the Izmir Resurrection Church.
He was detained in the aftermath of a failed 2016 coup for allegedly supporting outlawed Kurdish rebels and the network led by U. S.-based Muslim cleric Fethullah Gulen. Turkey blames Gulen for the failed coup attempt.
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Notorious French gangster who fled prison in helicopter caught: AFP
(7.32/31)

A gangster who made a Hollywood-esque helicopter jailbreak has been arrested in northern France after three months on the run, sources close to the inquiry said early Wednesday.
Notorious French robber Redoine Faid was apprehended during the night in the Oise region north of Paris along with three other men including his brother, one source said, confirming earlier media reports.
A massive manhunt was launched after Faid's daring July 1 escape, in which two heavily armed accomplices used smoke bombs and angle grinders to break through doors and whisk him to a waiting helicopter.
Faid, a career criminal with multiple convictions for armed robbery, was sprung from the prison in Reau, 30 miles southeast of Paris.
Two men posing as flight school students, who had already taken an introductory flight, forced a helicopter instructor at gunpoint to fly them to the jail.
The terrified pilot landed in the courtyard -- the only part of the prison not fitted with anti-helicopter nets -- prompting a heated debate in France about whether the country's prisons are secure enough.
Faid had been serving a 25-year term over a botched 2010 heist in which a policewoman was killed, though he claims her death was accidental.
Around 100 specialist police were deployed to track down the 46-year-old, who narrowly avoided capture just weeks after his flight and had to abandon a car carrying explosives.
Faid had escaped from prison once before, for six weeks in 2013.
He has cited movie baddies such as Tony Montana in "Scarface" as an inspiration and said he discovered his "calling" at the age of 12.
In July, investigators found a stash of guns, masks and a cement cutter in the Oise region, which they believed belonged to his gang.
Weapons were also seized in the raid on Tuesday night in the town of Creil which unfolded without incident, according to the source.
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NBC News: FBI may already be wrapping up Kavanaugh investigation
(6.99/31)

After the White House said it was expanding the scope of the FBI's Kavanaugh investigation, NBC News reports the probe could already be wrapping up as Senate Republicans say they want a vote this week. Maya Wiley, Julia Ainsley, & Frank Montoya react.
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Aid slowly is trickling to Indonesian disaster-hit areas
(6.86/31)

PALU, Indonesia (AP) — Aid was slowly making its way into areas devastated by the earthquake and tsunami that struck a central Indonesian island, with one neighborhood's residents clapping, cheering and high-fiving in their excitement Wednesday at seeing a stopped truck laden with supplies.
"I'm so happy," said Heruwanto, 63, who goes by one name. He was clutching a box of instant noodles. "I really haven't eaten for three days."
Food, water, fuel and medicine had yet to reach the hardest-hit areas outside Palu, the largest city heavily damaged in Friday's disaster. Many roads were broken and split by the violent shaking or blocked by debris. Communications were limited.
"We feel like we are stepchildren here because all the help is going to Palu," said Mohamad Taufik, 38, from the town of Donggala, where five of his relatives are still missing. "There are many young children here who are hungry and sick, but there is no milk or medicine."
The official death toll was 1,234 with hundreds injured, but officials acknowledged scores of uncounted bodies could still be buried in collapsed buildings in Sigi and Balaroa.
The U. N. humanitarian office said "needs are vast," with people urgently requiring shelter, clean water, food, fuel and emergency medical care.
Water is the main issue because most of the supply infrastructure has been damaged, U. N. deputy spokesman Farhan Haq told reporters at U. N. headquarters in New York. He said the government is coordinating emergency efforts, and U. N. and relief agencies are on the ground or en route.
More than 25 countries offered assistance after Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo appealed for international help. Little of that, however, has reached the disaster zone, and increasingly desperate residents grabbed food and fuel from damaged stores and begged for help. Widodo visited the disaster zone Wednesday, saying there's still work to be done, but that conditions were improving with businesses starting to reopen, helping people to start returning their lives to normal. He said President Donald Trump called him Tuesday night, offering assistance.
"We are going in phases. There are lots of things happening related to evacuation, as aid and fuel are also coming in," he said, noting that 30 people remain buried under rubble at the Roa Hotel in Palu. "Every province has different cases, including security."
Some homeless residents weren't waiting for help. Dozens sifted through what remained of a flattened complex of warehouses along Palu's ravaged coastline, looking for anything they could salvage to help them rebuild or sell. They carted away corrugated metal, wood, piping and other items.
"We have to do this because there's no assistance from the government," said Zaitun Rajamangili, 41, adding his home was swept away but his family survived.
An aircraft carrying 12,000 liters (3,170 gallons) of fuel had arrived, and trucks with food were on the way with police escorts to guard against looters. Many gas stations were inoperable either because of quake damage or from people stealing fuel, national disaster agency spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said in Jakarta.
Indonesian military chief Hadi Tjahyanto said one armed soldier and one armed police officer would be placed on every aid truck and soldiers would be sent to secure markets, the airport and fuel depots to maintain order. He added that a Singaporean military transport plane will help evacuate victims from the airport in Palu.
Teams continued searching for survivors under destroyed homes and buildings.
Many people were believed trapped under shattered houses in the Palu neighborhood of Balaroa, where the earthquake caused the ground to heave up and down violently. A handful of disaster personnel arrived in the neighborhood Tuesday morning. A lone backhoe cleared a path into the jumble of twisted buildings.
Sa'Adon Lawira, who lost a grandchild, was angry that rescue efforts focused so quickly on places such as the Palu hotel where tourists were staying.
"Why did the search-and-rescue agency and others prioritize the search for victims in hotels?" he said, holding back tears as he spoke. "Neighborhoods like this should take precedence because the bodies of residents are buried, but there are no rescuers who have searched for them."
Near the coast, the tsunami shattered buildings, uprooted concrete and thrust boats inland. The deadly wave reportedly reached as high as 6 meters (nearly 20 feet) in places.
In Palu's Petobo neighborhood, the quake caused loose soil to liquefy, creating quicksand-like mud that caused massive damage. Hundreds of victims are still believed to be buried in the mud there.
Liquefaction is a known phenomenon of earthquakes and can be compared to walking on a sandy beach.
"If you walk across some wet sand a little back from the water's edge, it is usually firm walking, even though you might leave footprints," said Adam Switzer, an expert at the Earth Observatory of Singapore. "However, if you stand still and wiggle your toes and feet, you will probably sink a little as the sand around your feet becomes soft and unstable. This is similar to what happens during liquefaction."
Australia announced it will send 50 medical professionals as part of a $3.6 million aid package. The United States and China are among other countries that have offered assistance.
The U. N.'s Haq said the Indonesian Ministry of Social Affairs has asked the U. N. children's agency, UNICEF, to send social workers to the affected area to support children who are alone or became separated from their families. And he said the World Health Organization is warning that a lack of shelter and damaged water sanitation facilities could lead to outbreaks of communicable diseases.
Indonesia, a vast archipelago of 260 million people, is frequently struck by earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and tsunamis because of its location on the "Ring of Fire," an arc of volcanoes and fault lines in the Pacific Basin. A powerful quake on the island of Lombok killed 505 people in August.
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Associated Press writers Margie Mason and Ali Kotarumalos in Jakarta, Indonesia; Rod McGuirk in Canberra, Australia; and Edith M. Lederer at the United Nations contributed to this report.
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Why Cubs lost longest playoff game in history of Wrigley
(6.66/31)

CHICAGO — Following batting practice Tuesday night at Wrigley Field, a worried Joe Maddon offered these words to the Post.
“If we hit, we can go to the World Series, if we don’t…’’ Maddon did not have to finish the sentence.
His Cubs did not hit against Colorado lefty Kyle Freeland and five relievers in the NL wild card game at Wrigley Field and shockingly are going home after losing, 2-1 to the Rockies in 13 innings.
This marked the longest postseason game in Wrigley Field history in time (4:55) and innings.
The Cubs tied it in the eighth 1-1 on a two-out RBI-double by Javier Baez.
The Rockies won it with three two-out singles in the 13th against Kyle Hendricks by Trevor Story, Gerardo Parra and Tony Wolters. Wolters had been hitless his last nine games of the regular season. It was that kind of night.
All this comes on the heels of the Cubs’ 3-1 loss to the Brewers Monday at Wrigley Field that gave the Brewers the NL Central crown and put the Cubs in the wild card. The Rockies will play the Brewers in the NLDS.
This game becomes an instant October classic. It had everything, including a Baez hug of Rockies third baseman Nolan Arenado in the 11th on a fielder’s choice and as a result Arenado did not make a throw to first but the umpires let it slide.
Freeland dominated for 6 ²/₃ innings on three day’s rest. He finished the regular season with a 2.85 ERA and a 17-7 record. He went 9-1 with a 2.49 ERA the second half. He kept it going in the postseason.
The Cubs just could not put anything together against Freeland.
“He’s a really good pitcher. I told his brother that last year and look where we are tonight,’’ Maddon said.
Maddon bought a trek bike last year from a store in Tampa where Freeland’s brother works. Yes, it can be a small major league world.
Maddon will get to use that bike a lot earlier than he wanted this October. Though this game marked the fourth consecutive postseason appearance for the Cubs, a franchise record, there are many questions. A 95-win season, the second-best mark in the NL, means little because of the loss.
The manager pointed to the team’s grit after the loss but noted the offensive woes were consistent through the season.
“We just got a little bit challenged offensively at the end of the year and that hurt us but as a group and talented and the way we interact I couldn’t ask for more,’’ Maddon said. “We need to figure out the offense in the offseason. We left too much chicken on the bone. We had plenty of opportunities.
“I believe you will see a lot of these guys rebound next year offensively because they are pretty talented and they are young, and they are not hurt.’’
The Cubs will have to do some serious soul searching to find out why the offense disappeared at the most critical time of the year.
Before the game Baez sounded the alarm, saying, “We’ve got to stop worrying about other teams. We’ve got to go out there and have fun. We’ve got to go out there and compete. If we do that, there’s no team that can beat us, and they know that, so that’s why they run their mouth a lot, because they know we’re the best.’’
The Rockies scored in the first on a Charlie Blackmon walk surrendered by Jon Lester, an ivy-wall double to DJ LeMahieu that put Blackmon on third and a sacrifice fly to center by Arenado.
The Cubs had just three hits in their loss to the Brewers on Monday. They had six hits Tuesday night.
It was just two years ago that the Cubs broke their curse and won the World Series for the first time since 1908.Last year they ran out of gas in the NLCS. This year they could not make it to the NLDS.
Maddon is one of the game’s great free thinkers. While riding his trek bike this off-season, he will have much to ponder. His lost offense led to a lost season.
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Indonesia disaster survivors search debris for food, drinks
(6.39/31)

"Awesome Indonesia," a young man shouted sarcastically as a crowd of people, some pushing their arms elbow deep into a jumbled pile of sodden food and debris, searched for anything edible in the shell of a warehouse that tsunami waves had pounded.
Clamoring over the reeking pile or staking out a patch of territory, the people pulled out small cartons of milk, soft drinks, rice, sweets and painkillers. One man digging out packets of biscuits had half submerged himself in the mess.
They had come from devastated neighborhoods and elsewhere in the remote Indonesian city of Palu, which was hit by a magnitude 7.5 earthquake and powerful tsunami on Friday. They were young and old, middle class and poor, university students and sullen young men.
"We came here because we heard there was food," said Rehanna, a 23-year-old student, wearing a bright red motorcycle helmet. "We need clean water, rice."
She pulled out a prize — a packet of red rice wedged beneath a plank.
She'd come from Balaroa, a neighborhood of several hundred houses in Palu that was turned upside down by the quake and where residents still remain buried beneath the rubble.
"I'm very angry," she said about the lack of aid. "I know the assistance is coming, but the distribution is very bad."
Officials say more than 1,200 people were killed in the twin tragedies that hit Palu and the surrounding district of Donggala on Sulawesi island. The death toll is expected to rise.
Search and rescue personnel are overwhelmed by a multitude of hard-hit areas, including a neighborhood that was swallowed by the earth when the ground liquified during the quake. Aid is only trickling in, and five days after the disaster, the region remains without power. Indonesia, in a rare move, has appealed for international help.
President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo visited Palu for a second time Wednesday, visiting a collapsed hotel where search and rescue workers are still searching for victims. The focus on the hotel has angered some in Palu, who wonder why their own neighborhoods, such as Belaroa, are being neglected. Aid being distributed in Palu on Wednesday included red and white bags — the colors of the Indonesian flag — marked as being supplied by the president's office.
A stretch of Palu's coastline once occupied by warehouses, but now a tangled unrecognizable mess, was being picked over by hundreds of people for anything salvageable. People carried away corrugated iron, wood, pipes and other materials, hoping to build shelters or sell them for cash.
Furniture maker Khairul Hassan said he was working nearby when the quake hit and ran to hills behind the warehouses. He said he saw women and children swallowed by the tsunami waves and trapped warehouse workers swept out to sea.
In the shells of a row of buildings still standing, word had spread that there was a cache of food, and dozens milled about.
"I'm looking for this for my kids," said Andi Arif, holding a bottle of syrup. "There is some aid, but we never got it."
Fifty-year-old Rosminah sat on the pile, a plastic shopping bag bulging with muddied packets of food next to her, chatting as she picked through the debris.
"There's no support. Our house was destroyed," said Rosminah, who like many Indonesians uses one name. "We came here to search for food. There's no assistance. We have to find it by ourselves."
Outside, Sofiyan, a farmer, was guarding an icebox and buckets stuffed with bottles of syrup, condensed milk, engine oil and pest killer.
"We really need fuel for a generator so we can boil water for drinking and washing," he said.
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The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case
(6.38/31)

The Latest on the arrest of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local):
3:20 p.m.
A government official says the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and is expected to be charged in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
The official says Rosmah Mansor was arrested by the anti-graft agency on Wednesday after it questioned her for a third time over alleged theft and money laundering at the fund. The agency is expected to issue a statement soon.
Former Prime Minister Najib has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of money laundering, corruption, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust in the scandal and is to face trial next year. Rosmah was first summoned by the agency on June 5 and again on Sept. 26, when she was questioned for nearly 13 hours.
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The wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is being grilled by the anti-graft agency for the third time over a massive graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment fund.
Rosmah Mansor smiled at reporters but didn't speak as she was escorted into the agency's building. Her presence at the agency for the second time in a week fueled speculation that she could soon face criminal charges like her husband.
At the same time Wednesday, Najib turned up at the police commercial crime office, where he was summoned to answer further questions relating to the 1MDB scandal. He dodged reporters waiting for him outside the building.
Najib has pleaded not guilty to multiple counts of money laundering, corruption, abuse of power and criminal breach of trust over the scandal and will face trial next year. Rosmah was first summoned by the agency on June 5 and again on Sept. 26, when she was questioned for nearly 13 hours.
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Deaths of Instagram model, other women shock Iraq
(6.36/31)

She was a 22-year-old former beauty queen, fashion model and social media star, whose daring outfits revealed tattoos on her arms and shoulder.
Tara Fares won fame and 2.8 million Instagram followers in conservative, Muslim-majority Iraq with outspoken opinions on personal freedom, such as: "I'm not doing anything in the dark like many others; everything I do is in the broad daylight."
It was also the way she died.
Last week, she was shot and killed at the wheel of her white Porsche on a busy Baghdad street during the day, apparently by a man who leaned in briefly and opened fire before speeding away on a motorcycle with an accomplice.
The killing, caught on security camera video, followed the slaying of a female activist in the southern city of Basra and the mysterious deaths of two well-known beauty experts.
The violence has shocked Iraq, raising fears of a return to the kind of attacks on prominent figures that plagued the country at the height of its sectarian strife.
Iraq is still recovering from its bloody fight against Islamic State militants. The country has been without a government since national elections in May, and riots have repeatedly broken out in the south over the authorities' failure to provide basic services.
"These harrowing crimes are worrying us," said Iraqi human rights activist Hana Adwar. "There are groups that want to terrify society through the killing of popular women and activists... and to tell other women to abandon their work and stay at home."
It is not clear whether the deaths of the women are connected, and reports that they knew each other could not be confirmed.
Fares, with an Iraqi father and a Lebanese mother, first became famous in 2015 when she won an unofficial Baghdad beauty pageant organized by a social club. She has become a social media darling, with bold posts and photos of herself posing in elaborate makeup, tight jeans and blouses that showed off her tattoos.
A YouTube channel drew more than 120,000 followers in addition to those on Instagram, where she shared makeup tips.
She gave details of a brief marriage at 16 to an abusive husband who posted intimate photos of her on social media and took away their now 3-year-old son. Fares said the experience taught her "strength... and how not to let anyone control me in anything."
Fares also spoke out occasionally against religious, tribal and political leaders.
While many young Iraqis shared her videos and pictures, others criticized her lifestyle as racy and un-Islamic.
She lived in Iraq's self-ruled Kurdish region with her family, visiting Baghdad from time to time. In a TV interview this year, she said her family had converted to Islam in 2002.
Hours after she was gunned down on Sept. 27, a video on social media showed her body being carried away by a group of young people, with her face and white shirt stained with blood. She was buried in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, her grave decorated with a black-and-white photo of her, along with red plastic flowers.
In August, Dr. Rafeef al-Yassiri, a plastic surgeon labeled "Iraq's Barbie," died under mysterious circumstances. Authorities initially called it a drug overdose but have not offered an update in over a month, leading to rumors she might have been poisoned.
Al-Yassiri, a Shiite Muslim with a prominent social media presence, ran the Barbie medical center, which offered cosmetic surgery as well as treatment for war victims and those with birth defects.
She posted photos of herself in full makeup and fashionable clothes, promoting her latest projects to more than 1 million Instagram followers. She also worked with local and religious charities.
A week after her death, Rasha al-Hassan, the owner of a well-known beauty center in Baghdad, was found dead in her home. Authorities initially said she suffered a heart attack.
On Sept. 25, a gunman killed Soad al-Ali, a prominent activist in the southern city of Basra. Al-Ali had organized protests demanding better services and jobs and decried the growing influence of Iran-backed Shiite militias in the area. Police said the killing was "purely personal" and had nothing to do with the protests.
Last weekend, another former beauty queen, Shaimaa Qassim, posted a video on Instagram in which she tearfully said she had received threats through social media.
Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into what he called "well-planned kidnappings and killings." He said organized groups are "carrying out a plan to destabilize the security situation under the pretext of fighting perversion."
Security agencies have not yet commented on the investigation into Fares' death and no group has claimed responsibility.
Iraq once boasted a liberal society and progressive laws for women and the family, going back to the 1950s. Those gains were eroded after the 2003 U. S.-led invasion, which toppled Saddam Hussein and led to the emergence of powerful religious parties and a rise in extremism.
Posters on some streets, particularly near shrines, exhort women to cover their hair and wear an abaya — a long, black cloak that covers the body from shoulders to feet.
"After the killing of Tara Fares, I feel speechless," columnist Mohammed Ghazi al-Akhras wrote on his Facebook page. "We've reached the moment of total anarchy. They will kill everyone they don't like.... The state of death is taking shape."
In one of her videos, Fares had chastised a Shiite cleric who she said had sought a temporary marriage with her, a tradition in Shiite communities that critics compare to prostitution.
"I'm not afraid of the one who denies the existence of God, but I'm really afraid of the one who kills and chops off heads to prove the existence of God," she wrote on Instagram in July.
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US to offer cyberwar capabilities to NATO allies
(6.36/31)

BRUSSELS — Acting to counter Russia's aggressive use of cyberattacks across Europe and around the world, the U. S. is expected to announce that, if asked, it will use its formidable cyberwarfare capabilities on NATO's behalf, according to a senior U. S. official.
The announcement is expected in the coming days as U. S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis attends a meeting of NATO defense ministers on Wednesday and Thursday.
Katie Wheelbarger, the principal deputy assistant defense secretary for international security affairs, said the U. S. is committing to use offensive and defensive cyber operations for NATO allies, but America will maintain control over its own personnel and capabilities.
The decision comes on the heels of the NATO summit in July, when members agreed to allow the alliance to use cyber capabilities that are provided voluntarily by allies to protect networks and respond to cyberattacks. It reflects growing concerns by the U. S. and its allies over Moscow's use of cyber operations to influence elections in America and elsewhere.
"Russia is constantly pushing its cyber and information operations," said Wheelbarger, adding that this is a way for the U. S. to show its continued commitment to NATO.
She told reporters traveling to NATO with Mattis that the move is a signal to other nations that NATO is prepared to counter cyberattacks waged against the alliance or its members.
Much like America's nuclear capabilities, the formal declaration of cyber support can help serve as a military deterrent to other nations and adversaries.
The U. S. has, for some time, considered cyber as a warfighting domain, much like air, sea, space and ground operations. In recent weeks the Pentagon released a new cybersecurity strategy that maps out a more aggressive use of military cyber capabilities. And it specifically calls out Russia and China for their use of cyberattacks.
China, it said, has been "persistently" stealing data from the public and private sector to gain an economic advantage. And it said Russia has use cyber information operations to "influence our population and challenge our diplomatic processes." U. S. officials have repeatedly accused Moscow of interfering in the 2016 elections, including through online social media.
"We will conduct cyberspace operations to collect intelligence and prepare military cyber capabilities to be used in the event of a crisis or conflict," the new strategy states, adding that the U. S. is prepared to use cyberwarfare along with other military weapons against its enemies when needed, including to counter malicious cyber activities targeting the country.
The document adds that the Pentagon will "work to strengthen the capacity" of allies and partners.
NATO has moved cautiously on offensive cyber capabilities. At the Warsaw Summit in 2016, allies recognized cyberspace as a warfighting domain. It has said that a computer-based attack on an ally would trigger NATO's commitment to defend its members. And last year the alliance agreed to create a new cyber operations center. But the focus has always been on defending NATO networks and those of its members, not offensive cyberwar.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Tuesday that the defense ministers will have a working session this week to address cyber and other risks, and how allies can cooperate to counter such threats. He did not provide details.
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Trump to Saudi King: 'You Might Not Be There for Two Weeks Without Us'
(6.31/31)

Saudi Arabia is one of the closest allies of the US in the Middle East, however during his campaign rally before the November midterm elections Trump made suspect remarks about the nature of US-Saudi relations, Reuters reported.
“We protect Saudi Arabia. Would you say they’re rich. And I love the King, King Salman. But I said ‘King — we’re protecting you — you might not be there for two weeks without us — you have to pay for your military,’” Trump told the cheering crowd of supporters.
Trump did not mention when exactly he said these words to the Saudi King. The last time the two leaders spoke was on Saturday over the phone, discussing the efforts being made to maintain supplies to ensure oil market stability and global economic growth after the sanctions on Iranian oil took effect, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported.
“We defend many of these nations for nothing, and then they take advantage of us by giving us high oil prices. Not good. We want them to stop raising prices, we want them to start lowering prices,” Trump said to the UN.
Brent oil prices reached a four-year high last week. OPEC members reportedly discussed the possibility of a production increase of about 500,000 barrels per day, yet no official agreements on the matter have been released so far.
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Rockies Outlast Cubs With a Clutch Hit From an Unlikely Source
(5.64/31)

CHICAGO — Hours before Kyle Freeland stepped onto center stage on three days’ rest and with the Colorado Rockies’ season hanging in the balance, his manager, Bud Black, was reminded that the 25-year-old left-hander was making his first postseason start against one of baseball’s most notorious big-game pitchers.
“Right. Isn’t that great?” Black deadpanned.
Standing between Freeland, the Rockies and a spot in the National League division series was the Chicago Cubs ace, Jon Lester, whose start in Tuesday night’s N. L. wild-card game at Wrigley Field marked his 22nd career playoff start.
Freeland, a Denver native, remained unfazed through six and two-thirds scoreless innings, desperately protecting a one-run lead the Rockies established in the first inning. But that proved to be only half the battle after the Cubs tied it in the eighth, and it was Tony Wolters — a backup catcher who entered the game as part of a double switch in the 12th inning — who delivered the winning hit in the bottom of the 13th and sent the Rockies to an N. L. division series.
“That’s probably the biggest hit I’ve ever had,” Wolters said. “That’s for sure.”
Wolters was an unlikely hero, as he had come into the game in a terrible slump, with no hits since Sept. 10.
“This game can kick your butt sometimes,” he said. “There’s a lot of adversity, but I’m not ever going to let that take me down.”
It was a heartbreaking end to the season for the Cubs, whose offensive woes continued into a second consecutive day. The loss resulted in them falling short of the N. L. Championship Series for the first time since 2014. They had been forced into this winner-take-all wild-card game after falling to the Milwaukee Brewers in Monday’s N. L. Central tiebreaker.
The Rockies had also lost on Monday and had faced a much more grueling schedule: After beating the Nationals in Denver on Sunday, they headed to California the next day, then had to fly back across the country to Chicago following a 5-2 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers in the N. L. West tiebreaker. But they proved resilient right from the start on Tuesday, handing Freeland an early lead by getting to Lester early.
A walk to leadoff hitter Charlie Blackmon and a ground-rule double that lodged into the ivy that covers the left-field wall gave the Rockies runners on second and third with nobody out. Nolan Arenado scored Blackmon with a sacrifice fly.
Freeland carried Colorado much of the way from there. He scattered four hits and struck out six against the Cubs, departing in the seventh inning after 82 pitches.
He was replaced by reliever Adam Ottavino, who immediately found himself in trouble when Willson Contreras walked and pinch-hitter Tommy La Stella reached on a catcher’s interference call, loading the bases.
But with a sold-out crowd on its feet, energized by the potential of a Cubs run, Ottavino struck out pinch-hitter Jason Heyward to preserve the narrow lead.
Ottavino could not escape danger in the next inning. With the tension building, Anthony Rizzo delivered a two-out single and then gave way to the pinch-runner Terrance Gore, who proceeded to steal second. Javier Baez, the Cubs’ All-Star shortstop, drove a double into center field that brought Gore home and drew a roar from the crowd.
A parade of relievers preserved the deadlock, with the two teams combining to use 15 pitchers in a game that lasted nearly five hours.
As midnight approached, Trevor Story started the winning rally by lashing the first pitch he saw from Kyle Hendricks for a two-out single to left-center. Story advanced to third on Gerardo Parra’s line drive, and then stepped up Wolters, a 26-year-old who batted.170 this season. He drove in Story for what would prove to be the winning run, sending the Rockies dugout to cautious celebrations and silencing the stunned stadium. Three Cubs batters later the game was over.
“The guys that play every day — I want to do something for them because they’re out there grinding every day,” Wolters said in trying to sum up his emotions after the game.
He added, “It’s a feeling I’m not going to forget.”
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White House Smashes New York Times for Story on Fred Trump’s Taxes
(5.45/31)

“Fred Trump has been gone for nearly twenty years and it’s sad to witness this misleading attack against the Trump family by the failing New York Times,” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement sent to reporters.
Sanders accused the New York Times and other media of losing their credibility for hit pieces about members of Trump’s family.
“[T]hey are consumed with attacking the president and his family 24/7 instead of reporting the news,” Sanders said, noting that the Times rarely reported anything positive about the president.
Trump mocked the New York Times on Tuesday night at a campaign rally in Mississippi, specifically calling out one of their reporters for laughing in 2016 when a Democrat warned of Trump winning the Republican primary.
The president has signaled his frustration with his hometown paper — referring to it as the “failing New York Times .”
“All my life, I have had very few stories, but some on The New York Times, ” Trump said in a September press conference. “Now I average about three or four a day … they’re all negative. No matter what I do, they’re all negative. But you know what? That’s okay. I still love the paper.”
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Defense to rest case a day after Chicago officer's testimony
(5.25/31)

CHICAGO — A white Chicago police officer charged with murder in the 2014 shooting of Laquan McDonald testified that he opened fire when the black teenager kept advancing toward him while waving a knife, adamantly sticking to his version of events even when confronted with video that showed a different scene.
In a clear but sometimes halting voice, at times fighting back tears, Officer Jason Van Dyke described arriving in his police SUV to find McDonald in a city street, carrying a small knife that the 17-year-old had previously used to puncture the tire of a squad car after officers responded to a report of someone breaking into vehicles. Van Dyke later turned defiant under Tuesday's questioning by prosecutors who pointed out that video of the Oct. 20,2014,shooting didn't match his account, telling jurors: "The video doesn't show my perspective."
The video shows Van Dyke exit his vehicle and start firing even as McDonald appears to veer away from police. After the bullets start, McDonald spins and falls to the ground. Van Dyke continues firing,shooting a total of 16 shots. About 10 other officers were on the scene, and prosecutors have stressed that none of them — including Van Dyke's partner — opened fire.
Van Dyke described McDonald as being "without expression," his eyes "bugging out of his head" and looking "right through me." He said McDonald was getting closer to him and was ignoring repeated commands to drop the knife. An autopsy shows McDonald had the hallucinogenic drug PCP in his system.
"His back never once turned towards me," Van Dyke said. "He could have made a decision to turn and walk in the other direction; he could have dropped the knife and ended it right there."
But prosecutors picked apart his story, asking why Van Dyke didn't step out of McDonald's path and pointing out that the video shows Van Dyke actually stepping toward McDonald.
"I know that now, yeah," he said. "Not intentionally. I thought I was backpedaling."
When Van Dyke insisted that McDonald raised the knife across his chest just before the officer opened fire, prosecutor Judy Gleason asked: "Where do you see that on the video?"
"The video doesn't show my perspective," Van Dyke responded.
When she asked why Van Dyke resumed firing after McDonald lay motionless on the ground, he responded: "All I could see was him starting to push up with his left hand off the ground. I still see him holding his knife in his right hand, eyes still bugging out of his face, still showing no expression."
He also described being obsessed with the knife that was still in McDonald's hand until another officer eventually kicked it away.
"I shot at the knife. I wanted him to get rid of the knife. My focus was just on that knife.... That's all I could think of," Van Dyke said.
Lawyers for clients who aren't police officers typically advise against testifying because it opens them up to potentially devastating cross-examination. But it's not obvious whether the right legal strategy for officers, like Van Dyke, is to stay off the witness stand. In several similar trials elsewhere in the U. S. in recent years, officers have testified. Some who did were acquitted or the juries couldn't reach a unanimous verdict.
Cook County Judge Vincent Gaughan said late Tuesday that Van Dyke's attorneys will rest their case Wednesday morning. After that, prosecutors will have a chance to call rebuttal witnesses. Closing arguments could come as soon as Thursday.
Even before the trial started, the case had made an impact on law enforcement in the city. Chicago's police superintendent and the county's top prosecutor both lost their jobs — one fired by the mayor and the other ousted by voters. It also led to a U. S. Justice Department investigation that found a "pervasive cover-up culture" and prompted plans for far-reaching police reforms.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel also had faced criticism that he had fought the release of the shooting video until after his re-election in April 2015. A week before jury selection in Van Dyke's trial, Emanuel announced he would not seek a third term, although his office insisted the case had nothing to do with his decision.
Earlier Tuesday, Dr. Laurence Miller, a psychologist who interviewed Van Dyke for defense attorneys had told jurors that he believed the shooting was a "reasonable response" to what Van Dyke perceived as a deadly threat posed by McDonald. But Miller also said that even before he got out of the squad car, Van Dyke had told his partner that he believed they would have to shoot the teen.
Van Dyke later told the jury: "I thought the officers were under attack and the whole thing was shocking to me."
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Associated Press writer Michael Tarm contributed to this report.
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Chinese armed drones now flying across Mideast battlefields
(5.25/31)

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — High above Yemen's rebel-held city of Hodeida, a drone controlled by Emirati forces hovered as an SUV carrying a top Shiite Houthi rebel official turned onto a small street and stopped, waiting for another vehicle in its convoy to catch up.
Seconds later, the SUV exploded in flames, killing Saleh al-Samad, a top political figure.
The drone that fired that missile in April was not one of the many American aircraft that have been buzzing across the skies of Yemen, Iraq and Afghanistan since Sept. 11,2001. It was Chinese.
Across the Middle East, countries locked out of purchasing U. S.-made drones due to rules over excessive civilian casualties are being wooed by Chinese arms dealers, who are world's main distributor of armed drones.
"The Chinese product now doesn't lack technology, it only lacks market share," said Song Zhongping, a Chinese military analyst and former lecturer at the People's Liberation Army Rocket Force University of Engineering. "And the United States restricting its arms exports is precisely what gives China a great opportunity."
The sales are helping expand Chinese influence across a region vital to American security interests.
"It's a hedging strategy and the Chinese will look to benefit from that," said Douglas Barrie, an airpower specialist at the International Institute for Strategic Studies. "I think the Chinese are far less liable to be swayed by concerns over civilian casualties," he said.
At the start of the year, a satellite passing over southern Saudi Arabia photographed U. S.-made surveillance drones at an airfield, alongside Chinese-manufactured armed ones.
According to the Center for the Study of the Drone at New York's Bard College, that was the first documented example of the two drone systems being used in the war in Yemen. The country has emerged as a "sort of a testing ground for these strike-capable drones," said Dan Gettinger, the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone. "There's a rapid turnaround from delivery to deployment."
U. S. drones were first used in Yemen to kill suspected al-Qaida militants in 2002.
One of the biggest Chinese exports is the Cai-Hong, or Rainbow, series made by the state-owned China Aerospace Science and Technology Corp., or CASC, the largest contractor for the Chinese space program.
CASC's CH-4 and CH-5 models are on a par with San Diego-based General Atomics' Predator and Reaper drones, and much cheaper. Independent analysts say the Chinese models lag behind their American counterparts but the technology is good enough to justify the price tag, which might be half or less.
A CASC executive, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to talk to journalists, said cutting-edge U. S. models like Boeing Co.'s Stingray, introduced this year for the U. S. Navy, still hold a technological advantage.
And while price is an advantage, so too is a more relaxed attitude toward how drones are used, said Ulrike Franke, an expert on drones and policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations
Since 2014, China has sold more than 30 CH-4's to countries including Saudi Arabia and Iraq in deals worth over $700 million, according to CASC. Ten countries are currently in negotiations to purchase the CH-4, according to the firm.
Last year, China sold to the UAE the Wing Loong II, an armed unmanned aerial vehicle roughly equivalent to the American MQ-9 Reaper.
"In recent years, all types of drones have proven their value and importance through a high degree of use in warfare, and the military has noticed," said the top CASC executive. "Many countries are now speeding up the development for these weapons systems, including China."
During President Xi Jinping's five years in power, China has stepped up spending on stealth fighters and aircraft carriers for its own military, while boosting sales of advanced equipment such as attack submarines to close allies like Pakistan.
China still lags behind the U. S., Russia, France, and Germany in total arms sales but it's catching up. Chinese arms exports rose by 38 percent between 2008-12 and 2013-17, according to the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, which tracks the global arms trade.
Mounting criticism over the rising civilian death toll in Yemen prompted the U. S. to impose restrictions on drone sales, forcing foreign countries to go through the U. S. government to buy armed drones, including those with laser-guidance systems.
The Washington-based New America Foundation estimates more than 240 drone strikes in Yemen have killed more than 1,300 people, including at least 111 civilians.
But with China's drone sales booming, there's growing pressure from U. S. arms makers to remove restrictions to let them catch up.
After some U. S. lawmakers urged President Donald Trump to loosen controls and let General Atomics sell its armed Reapers to Jordan and the UAE, the administration on April 19 permitted U. S. manufacturers to directly market and sell drones, including armed versions.
The government must still approve and license the sales, which are also contingent on human rights and proliferation reviews and congressional authorization.
General Atomics did not respond to a request for comment.
China doesn't routinely announce arms sales like the U. S. and others, but a review of drone spottings gives some indication of who its customers are.
In Iraq in October 2015, the country's then-defense minister inspected a CH-4 drone at an air base in the city of Kut.
Chinese armed drones have been operating at Jordan's Zarqa Airport, at an air base in Pakistan and from bases in Egypt in the Sinai Peninsula and near its border with Libya, according to satellite photos analyzed by the Center for the Study of the Drone.
Satellite photographs taken of a mysterious air base in the United Arab Emirates' deep south — a desert area known as the Empty Quarter — appear to show three Wing Loong IIs, IHS Jane's Defense Weekly reported in January.
Two CH-4s were spotted by satellite alongside surveillance-only Predators purchased by the UAE at Jizan Regional Airport in southern Saudi Arabia, near the kingdom's border with Yemen, according to the Center for the Study of the Drone.
Outside of the Mideast, Nigeria has used Chinese armed drones against the Islamic extremist group Boko Haram.
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Today in History
(5.25/31)

Today in History
Today is Wednesday, Oct. 3, the 276th day of 2018. There are 89 days left in the year.
Today's Highlight in History:
On Oct. 3,1995, the jury in the O. J. Simpson murder trial in Los Angeles found the former football star not guilty of the 1994 slayings of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and Ronald Goldman (however, Simpson was later found liable for damages in a civil trial).
On this date:
In 1789, President George Washington declared Nov. 26,1789, a day of Thanksgiving to express gratitude for the creation of the United States of America.
In 1863, President Abraham Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday in November Thanksgiving Day.
In 1932, Iraq became independent of British administration.
In 1941, Adolf Hitler declared in a speech in Berlin that Russia had been "broken" and would "never rise again." ''The Maltese Falcon" — the version starring Humphrey Bogart and directed by John Huston — premiered in New York.
In 1955, "Captain Kangaroo" and "The Mickey Mouse Club" premiered on C-B-S and A-B-C, respectively.
In 1962, astronaut Wally Schirra (shih-RAH') became the fifth American to fly in space as he blasted off from Cape Canaveral aboard the Sigma 7 on a 9-hour flight.
In 1967, folk singer-songwriter Woody Guthrie, the Dust Bowl Troubadour best known for "This Land Is Your Land," died in New York of complications from Huntington's disease; he was 55.
In 1981, Irish nationalists at the Maze Prison near Belfast, Northern Ireland, ended seven months of hunger strikes that had claimed 10 lives.
In 1991, Arkansas Gov. Bill Clinton entered the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
In 2001, the Senate approved an agreement normalizing trade between the United States and Vietnam.
In 2003, a tiger attacked magician Roy Horn of duo "Siegfried & Roy" during a performance in Las Vegas, leaving the superstar illusionist in critical condition on his 59th birthday.
In 2008, O. J. Simpson was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison; he was granted parole in July 2017 and released from prison in October of that year.)
Ten years ago: Amid dire warnings of economic disaster, a reluctant Congress abruptly reversed course and approved a historic $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry; President George W. Bush swiftly signed it. Thirteen years to the day after O. J. Simpson was acquitted of murdering his ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ronald Goldman, the former football star was found guilty of robbing two sports-memorabilia dealers at gunpoint in a Las Vegas hotel room. (Simpson was later sentenced to nine to 33 years in prison.)
Five years ago: A Connecticut woman driving a black Infiniti with her 1-year-old daughter inside tried to ram a White House barricade, then led police on a chase toward the U. S. Capitol, where police shot and killed her. (The unarmed woman, 34-year-old Miriam Carey, had been diagnosed with postpartum depression and psychosis; her child was unharmed.) President Barack Obama canceled a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding agreement that would end a partial government shutdown. A smugglers' ship packed with African migrants sank off the coast of a southern Italian island, killing more than 365 people.
One year ago: President Donald Trump, visiting Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, congratulated the U. S. island territory for escaping the higher death toll of what he called "a real catastrophe like Katrina;" at a church used to distribute supplies, Trump handed out flashlights and tossed rolls of paper towels into the friendly crowd. The United States expelled 15 of Cuba's diplomats to protest Cuba's failure to protect Americans from unexplained attacks in Havana. Yahoo announced that the largest data breach in history had affected all 3 billion accounts on its service, not the 1 billion it had revealed earlier.
Today's Birthdays: Composer Steve Reich is 82. Rock and roll star Chubby Checker is 77. Actor Alan Rachins is 76. Former Sen. Jeff Bingaman, D-N. M., is 75. Magician Roy Horn is 74. Singer Lindsey Buckingham is 69. Jazz musician Ronnie Laws is 68. Blues singer Keb' Mo' is 67. Former astronaut Kathryn Sullivan is 67. Baseball Hall of Famer Dave Winfield is 67. Baseball Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley is 64. Civil rights activist Rev. Al Sharpton is 64. Actor Hart Bochner is 62. Actor Peter Frechette is 62. World Golf Hall of Famer Fred Couples is 59. Actor-comedian Greg Proops is 59. Actor Jack Wagner is 59. Actor/musician Marcus Giamatti is 57. Rock musician Tommy Lee is 56. Actor Clive Owen is 54. Actress Janel Moloney is 49. Singer Gwen Stefani (steh-FAH'-nee) (No Doubt) is 49. Pop singer Kevin Richardson is 47. Rock singer G. Love is 46. Actress Keiko Agena (KAY'-koh ah-GAYN'-ah) is 45. Actress Neve Campbell is 45. Actress Lena Headey (HEE'-dee) is 45. Singer India. Arie (ah-REE') is 43. Rapper Talib Kweli (tuh-LIB' kwah-LEE') is 43. Actress Alanna Ubach is 43. Actor Seann (cq) William Scott is 42. Actress Shannyn Sossamon is 40. Rock musician Josh Klinghoffer (Red Hot Chili Peppers) is 39. Actor Seth Gabel is 37. Rock musician Mark King (Hinder) is 36. Actor Erik Von Detten is 36. Singer-musician Cherrill Green (Edens Edge) is 35. Actress Tessa Thompson is 35. Actress Meagan Holder is 34. Actress-singer Ashlee Simpson is 34. Rapper A$AP Rocky is 30. Actress Alicia Vikander (ah-LIH'-see-ah vih-KAN'-duhr) is 30. Actor Noah Schnapp (TV: "Stranger Things") is 14.
Thought for Today: "The worst disease in the world is the plague of vengeance." -- Dr. Karl Menninger, American psychiatrist (1893-1990).
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Iraq’s president to take office, independent tapped as PM
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Iraq's new president is set to take office after tapping an independent Shiite lawmaker for the post of prime minister.
Barham Salih, a longtime Kurdish politician, will assume power in a formal handover ceremony on Wednesday, a day after being elected and sworn in by parliament. Under an unofficial agreement dating back to the 2003 U. S.-led invasion, Iraq's presidency — a largely ceremonial role — is held by a Kurd, while the prime minister is Shiite and the parliament speaker is Sunni.
Salih has tasked Adel Abdul-Mahdi, a former vice president, with forming a government. He has 30 days to submit his cabinet to parliament for approval.
No single party won an outright majority in national elections in May. Two Shiite-led blocs claim to have majority support in the legislature.
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Ripple effect? Amazon’s $15 wage may help lift pay elsewhere
(5.17/31)

After years of sluggish pay gains, the economy may be starting to work for America's low-wage workers.
Amazon's announcement Tuesday that it will raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour will intensify pressure on other companies to lift their pay levels as well. Among the most likely to do so: Amazon's rival retailers and warehouse operators, many of which are facing the prospect of staff shortages as they ramp up for the holiday shopping season.
"This is going to be a big deal for very low-wage workers," said Ben Zipperer, an economist at the liberal Economic Policy Institute. "It's going to compel other businesses to raise wages as well."
Low-wage workers typically receive higher pay from an expanding economy only after higher-income people have benefited, economists note. Now, with the unemployment rate near a 50-year low and the number of job openings exceeding the number of unemployed, more lower-income Americans are finally receiving meaningful raises.
Low-paid workers "get kicked the most in the recession, and they generally benefit more later in the boom," said David Neumark, an economist at University of California, Irvine.
Accordingly, retailers, who employ a sizable share of the nation's lower-paid workers, have been stepping up pay increases. Average hourly wages for retail workers, excluding managers, rose 4 percent in August compared with 12 months earlier.
Amazon's announcement will likely embolden labor activists and unions that have been pressing large fast-food and retail chains to raise pay, provide more reliable work schedules, and allow for union representation.
Among the critics Amazon has faced over its pay and work conditions, Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has noted that some of its workers receive food stamps and other benefits that are geared for the poor, while its owner Jeff Bezos has become the world's wealthiest person.
"Now that activists have succeeded, they can now take that demand to other employers," said Marshall Steinbaum, a fellow at the Roosevelt Institute. "You say you can't afford this, but your competitor obviously can."
Indeed, shares of retail companies fell sharply Tuesday in a sign that investors expect them to have to raise pay to compete with Amazon, a step that would potentially slow their profits. Best Buy's share price dropped nearly 5 percent; Kohl's Stores fell 3.9 percent.
Amazon, the world's largest online retailer, also said Tuesday that it will lobby to raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 an hour, though it did not say what figure it would push for. The impact of a higher federal wage, though, would likely be modest, because more than 20 states have minimum wages above the federal level.
A higher federal minimum wage could intensify pressures on smaller businesses that don't have the financial resources that Amazon has to raise pay significantly.
Historically, large companies have been a driving factor in pushing up the minimum wage, Steinbaum said. Once they start to raise pay in response to competitive forces, they typically lobby to push others to follow suit, to prevent other companies from undercutting them.
Darren Moscato, who owns an Express staffing agency in Buffalo, New York, where Amazon has built a warehouse, said the higher pay offered by Amazon "will make it harder for local businesses to compete for workers."
Moscato noted that smaller companies typically spend more on labor than does Amazon, which uses more automation.
"This is why Amazon is also pushing for a higher national minimum wage," Moscato said. "It will give them a competitive advantage."
Other retailers and shipping companies are likely to feel the brunt of Amazon's decision as well, analysts said. The pay increases would apply to about 100,000 Amazon seasonal workers. That's equal to roughly 16 percent of the 623,800 retail jobs that the economy added in October and November last year.
"We've already seen just how much pressure there is — I think this is only going to increase it," said Judy Conti, director of government affairs at the National Employment Law Project.
An advocate for higher minimum wages, Conti added that Amazon would likely benefit if $15 an hour became the new baseline. Any small businesses that compete with larger companies by providing better service rather than by matching every price cut should also manage fine, she said.
Companies like UPS, FedEx and XPO Logistics typically hire tens of thousands of seasonal workers to meet the crushing demands of online shopping during the winter holidays. Amazon plans to add 100,000, many of them at the higher $15 wage, which takes effect Nov. 1.
"The crisis in warehouse and shipping personnel is very real, and there's going to have to be a meaningful increase in wages to attract and increase talent," said Steve Barr, consumer markets leader at PwC.
Iesha Townsend, who works as a McDonald's cashier in Chicago, said she hopes other companies follow suit. Townsend, 32, plans to demonstrate for higher pay on Thursday as part of the Fight for $15 movement.
"Why shouldn't we get it too?" she said, referring to Amazon's raise. "We work so hard, and we get less."
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At a glance: Women on the boards of California companies
(4.52/31)

California has become the first state to require publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. The measure requires at least one female director on the board of each public corporation headquartered in California by the end of next year. By the end of 2021, the law requires to two female directors if a corporation has five directors, and three female directors if it has six or more directors.
Here's a look at how many women serve on the board of top 20 California-based companies on the Fortune 500 list:
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Indonesia's Widodo makes second visit to quake city as aid effort gears up
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PALU, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian President Joko Widodo made a second visit to earthquake-devastated Sulawesi island on Wednesday, saying efforts to help survivors were gearing up and he was keen to see economic activity resume.
Five days after disaster struck, time is running out for anyone trapped under collapsed buildings, while aid workers warned of increasing desperation in hard-hit outlying areas that have yet to get any help at all.
The official death toll from the 7.5 magnitude quake that struck the west coast of Sulawesi last Friday stood at 1,234, many killed by tsunami waves triggered by the quake.
But officials fear the toll could soar, as most of the confirmed dead have come from Palu, a small city 1,500 km (930 miles) northeast of Jakarta, and losses in remote areas largely cut off since Friday have yet to be determined.
Underlining a growing sense of urgency, Widodo made his second visit to the disaster zone, putting on an orange hard hat to talk to rescue workers at a collapsed Palu hotel.
“What I’ve observed after returning now is heavy equipment has arrived, logistics have started to arrive although it’s not at maximum yet, fuel has partly arrived,” Widodo told reporters.
Asked about efforts to restore electricity, he said:
“This is all a process. Most importantly, I’ve asked the governor to reopen economic centers so people start to return to daily activities, while the evacuation process continues, and later rehabilitation and reconstruction.”
Widodo, who will seek re-election next year, called on Tuesday for reinforcements in the search for victims, saying everyone had to be found. He repeated that on Wednesday, after inspecting what he called an “evacuation” effort at the Hotel Roa Roa, where he said some 30 people lay buried in the ruins.
“We’ll continue this process so all the victims can be retrieved,” he said.
At least seven cargo planes arrived at Palu airport earlier on Wednesday carrying tonnes of aid, some bedecked in the red and white national colors and stamped with the presidential office seal declaring: “Assistance from the President of Republic of Indonesia”.
Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, spokesman of the National Disaster Mitigation Agency, said late on Tuesday rescuers had reached all four of the badly affected districts, which together have a population of 1.4 million, but he declined to give an estimate of casualties.
“We hope the death toll does not rise,” he said. “We’re continuing rescue operations but right now the team is racing against time.” ‘GOVERNMENT MISSING’
The quake brought down hotels, shopping malls and thousands of houses in Palu, while tsunami waves as high as six meters (20 feet) scoured its beachfront shortly afterwards.
About 1,700 houses in one neighborhood alone were swallowed up by ground liquefaction, which happens when soil shaken by an earthquake behaves like a liquid, and hundreds of people are believed to have perished, the disaster agency said.
Adding to Sulawesi’s woes, the Soputan volcano in the north of the island, about 600 km (375 miles) northeast of Palu, erupted early on Wednesday but there were no reports of any casualties or damage. Ash was not expected to disrupt flights.
But concern is growing about conditions in remote areas, many of which have been cut off by destroyed road, landslides and downed bridges.
Aid worker Lian Gogali said the situation in badly hit Donggala district was very difficult.
“Everyone is desperate for food and water. There’s no food, water, or gasoline. The government is missing,” she said.
She said her aid group had been sending in a trickle of rations into the district of some 300,000 people by motorbike.
The national disaster agency has said tents, food, water and sanitation facilities for more than 60,000 displaced people are in short supply.
Police have done little to stop outbreaks of looting. The government has played down the problem, saying victims could take essentials and shops would be compensated.
The government has said it would accept offers of international aid, after shunning outside help this year when two major earthquakes struck Lombok island, south of Sulawesi.
U. S. President Donald Trump extended condolences in a phone call with Widodo, State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert told reporters in Washington. The United States has provided initial funding, deployed government disaster experts and was working to determine what other help can be given, she said.
Sitting on the seismically active Pacific Ring of Fire, Indonesia is one of the world’s most vulnerable countries to quakes and tsunamis. A quake in 2004 triggered a tsunami across the Indian Ocean that killed 226,000 people in 13 countries, including more than 120,000 in Indonesia.
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Indonesia: A look at the destruction caused by the earthquake and tsunami
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Posted by Zain Khan on Oct 03,2018,1:35 PM IST News Top Stories World
Devastating aerial images have shown the scale of destruction left after a deadly tsunami hit a city in Indonesia.
📷 via @AFPphoto pic.twitter.com/PKB7yCGiVH
— Elliot Wagland (@elliotwagland) October 1,2018
Indonesia earthquake and tsunami death toll rises to 844.
About 48,000 people have been displaced and 1,400+ prisoners are missing from local jails, Guardian reports https://t.co/K81szpNrY3 (Photo: AP) pic.twitter.com/YJW6WaaN3l
— Kristine Servando (@tinssoldier) October 1,2018
Crazy before and after satellite images of liquefaction and the destruction in Petobo, Indonesia following the 7.5 earthquake 📸: @DigitalGlobe pic.twitter.com/rcdai1qd0D
— James Martin 📷 (@Jamesco) October 1,2018
DEVASTATING: Images show a destroyed bridge and surrounding areas in the city of Palu, Indonesia, after a magnitude 7.5 earthquake triggered a tsunami with nearly 20-foot waves. Over 840 people died and thousands are now left homeless. https://t.co/MwWs7Z2Let
📸: @DigitalGlobe pic.twitter.com/JmFnfGQXRj
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Satellite imagery shows how the tsunami in Indonesia wiped buildings from the coast of Palu Bay, in many places leaving behind only mud and debris. https://t.co/Vp1D1tPIk4 pic.twitter.com/n5l62O1Rwm
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These aerial photos show the widespread devastation of the Indonesia tsunami that killed over 800 people. https://t.co/qeao5wHmZv pic.twitter.com/IdYuQmMnA9
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Four members of alleged hate group charged for role in 2017 Charlottesville rally
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Four California men, all alleged members of an organized hate group, were arrested Tuesday and charged with violating a federal rioting law in connection with last year's white-supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, that erupted in deadly mayhem.
Authorities described the suspects as members of a militant, racist and anti-Semitic group known as the Rise Above Movement, based in Southern California. The four were arrested by FBI agents and charged with one count each of violating a federal rioting statute and conspiring to violate it. Each offense is punishable by up to five years in prison.
Calling the men "serial rioters," Thomas Cullen, the U. S. attorney for the Western District of Virginia, said the Rise Above group "organizes, trains and deploys to various political rallies not only to espouse" hateful ideology "but also to engage in acts of violence against folks who are taking a contrary point of view."
Cullen called the suspects "righteous targets for federal prosecution," adding, "This wasn't, in our view, the lawful exercise of First Amendment rights." Referring to the Aug. 12,2017, rally, he said the men "came to Charlottesville in order to commit violent acts."
The four were identified as Benjamin Daley, 25, and Thomas Gillen, 34, both of Redondo Beach, California; Michael Miselis, 29, of Lawndale, California; and Cole White, 34, of Clayton, California. A criminal complaint alleges they carried out multiple assaults against counterprotesters during the Charlottesville, Virginia, demonstration.
It was unclear Tuesday whether they are being represented yet by lawyers.
The rally, dubbed "Unite the Right" by organizers, descended into a day-long scene of violent clashes involving hundreds of white supremacists and counterprotesters. The mayhem riveted the nation's attention on the recently emboldened subculture of ethno-nationalists in the United States.
The demonstration was nominally focused on Charlottesville's public statue of Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee, which the city wants to remove. A lawsuit filed by Confederate-heritage enthusiasts months before the rally has prevented the city from getting rid of the sculpture. A trial in the civil case is set for January.
Amid the violence that day, a self-professed neo-Nazi allegedly rammed his car into another vehicle on a crowded street, killing a counterprotester, Heather Heyer, 32, and injuring 35 other people.
The accused driver, James Alex Fields Jr., now 21, is awaiting trial in a Virginia court on numerous charges, including first-degree murder, and has been charged by federal authorities with multiple hate crimes, one of which carries a possible death sentence. Investigators said Fields had traveled to Charlottesville from his Ohio home.
In announcing Tuesday's arrests, Cullen, whose office is prosecuting Fields, said federal authorities are not done probing the Unite the Right violence.
"We're going to continue these investigations until we reach a point where we're satisfied that our federal interest has been vindicated," he said. Anyone who "incited or committed acts of violence" at the rally is "potentially a subject of a federal criminal investigation and federal charges."
The complaint unsealed Tuesday said the Rise Above Movement "promotes 'clean living,' physical fitness and mixed martial arts street fighting techniques." It said the group "regularly meets in public parks in the Southern California area and trains in physical fitness, boxing and other fighting techniques," then employs those techniques at public demonstrations to further its hateful ideology.
FBI Agent Dino Cappuzzo wrote in the complaint that the group "regularly posts photos of themselves posing shirtless and wearing skull masks," with the group's initials, R. A. M., superimposed on the photos.
Members of the group "openly identify themselves on various social media platforms as 'alt-right' and 'nationalist,' " Cappuzzo wrote, "and frequently post videos and photographs of its adherents engaged in vigorous physical training . to prepare to engage in fighting and violence at political rallies."
The complaint said that videos and photos from the day of the rally, reviewed by investigators, show Daley, Gillen, Miselis and White committing several acts of violence in Charlottesville.
White-nationalist figures Richard Spencer and Jason Kessler, both University of Virginia graduates, organized the weekend events just over a year ago, including a Friday-night tiki-torch march before the Saturday demonstration.
The parade was marked by racist and homophobic slurs and chants such as "Jews will not replace us!" and "Our blood, our soil!"
The demonstrators on that Saturday, many armed with guns, clubs and bats, met opposition from community members and anti-fascist protesters. Clashes soon erupted across the city. Law enforcement did not act immediately to break up altercations and stood by while groups battled in front of them.
As the marchers and counterprotesters dispersed, there were isolated incidents of violence.
The impact of the weekend's events was magnified when President Donald Trump asserted that the white supremacists and those who protested against them both deserved blame.
Dozens of the white supremacists taking part in the rally wore red Make America Great Again hats and were vocal in their support of Trump. At an afternoon news conference on the day of the rioting, Trump condemned "this egregious display of hatred, bigotry and violence on many sides. On many sides."
David Duke, a former Ku Klux Klan leader and a Trump supporter who was in Charlottesville for the Unite the Right rally, replied to the president, writing, "I would recommend you take a good look in the mirror & remember it was White Americans who put you in the presidency, not radical leftists."
Later that week, Trump further angered critics when he said that there were "some very fine people" among those who took part in the torchlight procession through the U-Va. campus and the rally.
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A year after Weinstein, Hollywood is still soul-searching
(4.26/31)

After Rashida Jones exited Pixar's "Toy Story 4" in 2017 she noted that the studio, after 25 years in business, had not made a single feature film directed by a woman, calling it "a culture where women and people of color do not have an equal creative voice."
So when Pixar co-founder and CEO John Lasseter stepped down earlier this year after acknowledging "missteps" in his behavior with employees, he was more than another casualty in the long list of film industry power players toppled by the #MeToo movement. He was a symbol of a Hollywood culture that is dying — or at least under siege.
"These giant, multi-billion-dollar companies, they all need a makeover," Jones now says. "And I think people are starting to recognize that. To me, that is a victory. Brave people have come forward and made this whole machine start to question itself."
In the year since sexual assault allegations surfaced against Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood has been soul-searching. The Weinstein case — along with those of Kevin Spacey, CBS' Les Moonves, Amazon Studios' Roy Price and many others — laid bare the painful reality for countless women in a movie industry where gender inequality was systematic and pervasive.
The #MeToo movement has gone far beyond the movies, but Hollywood remains ground zero in a cultural eruption that began 12 months ago with the Weinstein revelations, published by The New York Times and The New Yorker. Through interviews with actresses, filmmakers, producers and others, The Associated Press sought to assess whether it is a palpably different place today than a year ago.
"Definitely there's been a seismic shift," says Carey Mulligan, the British actress. "I feel like if I was walking down the street and someone said something or did something outside the bounds of appropriate, I would feel so much more empowered to tell them to f--- off while before I probably wouldn't. Those sort of gray area things are now no longer gray areas."
Mulligan, who played an early 20th century women's rights activist in 2015's "Suffragette" and has herself been vocal about Hollywood's pay gap, says that in every job she's had for the last year, there's been a well-known code of conduct on set. She's optimistic that more change is coming.
Researchers at the University of Southern California's Annenberg Inclusion Initiative have not yet found any marked difference in female representation on screen, behind the camera or in the boardroom. More data after the end of the year will give a clearer picture of 2018, but the previous 20 years have shown almost zero change. At least anecdotally, studios and production companies are more aggressively hunting for female filmmakers. Salma Hayek has said her production company has been struggling to find female writers and directors. They're all already booked.
"Everybody's looking for their female content," says Jones, whose documentary "Quincy" was recently released by Netflix. "They're starting to understand that content that's created by and shepherded by women and people of color is super underrepresented in the business. And everybody's scrambling to try to fix that."
Measuring cultural change in a far-flung, $50 billion industry is difficult. Many of the epicenters of the movie business — red carpets, film festivals, award shows — have struck a different tone in the wake of Weinstein. While "who are you wearing" has steadily crept back into the red-carpet lexicon a year after women wore black to the Golden Globes, protest has engulfed many of the frothiest events on the movie calendar, from the Oscars to the Cannes Film Festival.
But some see a limit to what such demonstrations can accomplish.
"It's a great thing when you're on the red carpet and people are talking about sexual assault. At least it's out in the open," says actress Viola Davis. "My fear is that people feel like the focus of sexual assault is just on actresses in Hollywood and studio execs like Weinstein."
She worries about the movement becoming limited to "outing the men, putting them in the court of public opinion and just destroying their careers. It's way bigger than that. One out of every 4 women — and there's some statistics that say it's 1 out of 3 — will be sexually assaulted by the time they're 18."
Like many revolutions before it, #MeToo has sought to codify permanent changes. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences instituted a code of conduct and booted not only Weinstein but Bill Cosby and Roman Polanski.
In addition, "inclusion riders" — contractual agreements to try to hire diverse casts and crews — have proliferated. Last month, Warner Bros. became the first major studio to make a similar pledge. Many prominent film festival directors have also signed agreements to push their executive boards to gender parity.
In an attempt to abolish the "casting couch" culture that Weinstein allegedly exploited, The Screen Actors Guild created guidelines — supported by the producers' guild — instructing producers and executives to refrain from holding professional meetings in hotel rooms and homes. It urged members not to agree to meetings in "high-risk locations."
"People have been talking for decades about how terrible the casting coach is. Even with that knowledge, it was still going on. There was nothing concrete, written down saying: unacceptable," says Gabrielle Carteris, president of SAG-AFTRA. "Us putting that in a guideline was so empowering for members because we've all been put in that situation. And I really want to salute the studios because we did it really in partnership with them."
The guidelines will soon be expanded to establish rules around nudity on set.
"The kind of work we do is so intimate. It's different than being a lawyer or a doctor or a dentist," Carteris says. "But there are rules for workers in this country, and it was really important to define what those rules are."
The movie business still lacks a single, industry-wide reporting system for sexual harassment and assault, though a committee led by Anita Hill is working to create one. Time's Up, which is spearheading much of the pressure put on Hollywood, has also amassed a $21 million legal-defense fund for women who suffer from harassment and assault at work in any industry.
Yet with everything that has happened in the last year, most observers say not nearly enough has been done to address long-term inequalities in Hollywood.
"It feels like we're moving in the right direction, but women and minorities are such a tiny percentage of this industry," says filmmaker Nicole Holofcener, whose latest is "The Land of Steady Habits." ''I open up my Director's Guild magazine, and it has films that the DGA is screening and sometimes there's not one woman, not one black person. They are all white male directors and my jaw is on the floor. I think: How can this still be?"
Holofcener has mixed feelings about all the attention on gender.
"It's a good thing to highlight our work, but I wish we didn't have to," she says.
Julia Roberts, who was once among the highest paid movie stars, agrees.
"Every year that it's 'the year of the woman,' let's just have it always be the year of the artists," Roberts says. "If we have to keep spotlighting the gender of this and the gender of that, we're kind of blowing it."
There are plenty of others in Hollywood who have misgivings about #MeToo. Sean Penn derided what he called the movement's "salacious" quality, saying its spirit is "to divide men and women."
But as the recent re-editing of "The Predator" showed, some behavior remains a work-in-progress. Shane Black called his casting of an old friend, Steven Wilder Striegel, a previously convicted sex offender, an "irresponsible" decision. Striegel was cut the from the film only after actress Olivia Munn alerted 20th Century Fox to Striegel's past.
Kirsten Schaffer, executive director of the advocacy group Women in Film, believes that the path to ending harassment is through parity. Evidence backs her up.
"The more women we have in leadership positions, the less likely the incidents of harassment. So we have a lot of work to do on that front," Schaffer says.
"We've been living in a sexist, racist society for hundreds of thousands of years," she adds. "We're not going to undo it in a year."
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Canada revokes Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship
(4.16/31)

Canada's Parliament formally stripped Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship on Tuesday for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar's Rohingya people.
The Senate voted unanimously to strip Suu Kyi, Myanmar's civilian leader, of the symbolic honor bestowed on her in 2007.
The upper house's move follows a similar unanimous vote in the House of Commons last week.
Suu Kyi is the first person to have her honorary Canadian citizenship revoked.
A United Nations fact-finding mission reported last month that the Myanmar military has systematically killed thousands of Rohingya civilians, burned hundreds of their villages and engaged in ethnic cleansing and mass gang rape. It called for top generals to be investigated and prosecuted for genocide.
The Senate has also followed the lead of the Commons in recognizing that the crimes against humanity committed by the military against the Rohingya constitute a genocide.
"We must recognize this atrocity for what it is," said Sen. Ratna Omidvar, who introduced the motion to revoke Suu Kyi's citizenship Tuesday. "It is genocide. We must call it as it is."
Suu Kyi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1991 for her fight for democracy in Myanmar.
"At that point she was a champion for change and human rights... The world pinned its hope on her as the shining light and hope for a democratic and peaceful Myanmar," said Omidvar. "As we all now know, that was not to be."
Omidvar said Suu Kyi has denied the atrocities, restricted access to international investigators and journalists, defended the military and denied humanitarian aid for the Rohingya.
"We need to send a strong signal here in Canada and around the world that if you're an accomplice of genocide, you are not welcome here. Certainly not as an honorary Canadian citizen."
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UK’s May aims to gain Conservative control after storm Boris
(4.16/31)

BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May will urge her fractured Conservative Party to unite behind “decent, moderate and patriotic” policies, a day after her rival Boris Johnson challenged her authority with a crowd-pleasing speech of his own.
May is ending the party’s annual conference Wednesday with a call for the party to show that it “delivers on the issues (voters) care about and is comfortable with modern Britain in all its diversity.”
The four-day conference has been dominated by divisions over Brexit, with pro- and anti-EU camps both criticizing the prime minister’s negotiations with the EU.
Johnson drew cheers from 1,500 delegates on Tuesday when he called May’s plan an “outrage.”
May acknowledged that Johnson’s speech had made her “cross” but said she was sticking to her Brexit blueprint.
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Hundreds of US teacher candidates shake up midterm elections
(4.16/31)

Last September, school speech therapist Kathy Hoffman was settling into the new academic year, working with youngsters in her small classroom behind a playground at Sahuaro Ranch Elementary School in a blue-collar neighborhood outside Phoenix.
This year, the political novice is gone from her classroom and on the campaign trail across Arizona full-time as the Democrats' choice in the race to become superintendent of public education, overseeing the state's schools. It's a post typically held by career politicians or political insiders.
"My tipping point was realizing we need more teachers running for office, people who understand what it's like in the classroom, who have seen the effect of having the lack of resources from our lawmakers," Hoffman said.
Hundreds of current and former educators, most of them Democrats like Hoffman, are on general election ballots from school board to governor — far exceeding educator candidacies prior to this year's successful #RedForEd protests.
In her first campaign during the Democratic primary, the 32-year-old Hoffman beat a former state senate minority leader, illustrating how much a surge in teacher activism centering on higher teacher pay and increased educational funding have shaken up November midterm elections around the U. S.
She and the other teacher candidates represent a wild-card political movement following the teacher-driven #RedForEd effort that drew support from parents and school children in Arizona, Colorado, Kentucky, Oklahoma and West Virginia and also focused on outdated textbooks, crowded classrooms and teacher shortages. Across the country, some educators have already won primary races against the incumbent state legislators they blamed for public school spending cutbacks.
"It's about standing up for what's right and bringing that teacher's voice to that position," Hoffman said. "I felt it should come straight from the classroom."
After years of dense education debates over teacher evaluations and the Common Core learning standards, the new teacher candidates' simplified message for higher pay and more funding for schools represent "talking points (that) are resonating," said Frederick Hess, director of education policy at the conservative American Enterprise Institute public policy think tank.
"What we might be seeing is the emergence of a number of individuals who will be an elected mainstream set of advocates for these teacher issues," he said.
In the state senate races in Maine and Minnesota, teacher candidates could help flip state legislatures to Democratic control, according to Mara Sloan, spokeswoman for the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee. She said her group knows of 650 educators running for state legislative positions across the country this year and that more than 450 are Democrats.
In Kentucky, at least 34 current and former teachers are on the ballot in the general election for seats in the state legislature, 29 of them Democrats. In Connecticut, former National Teacher of the Year Jahana Hayes won the Democratic primary for a U. S. House seat. The Oklahoma Education Association said 55 educators are running in the general election for the state legislature.
As for the Republicans, Oklahoma City assistant school principal Sherrie Conley upset three-term incumbent state lawmaker Bobby Cleveland in a primary runoff election. Cleveland is one of six Republican state House members in Oklahoma who lost their jobs after voting against a tax hike used to fund a teacher pay raise.
Experts say it's too soon to say what sort impact the teacher candidates may have on policy if elected. Republican State Leadership Committee communications director David James accused teacher unions of fielding Democratic candidates who would use "their education platforms to defend a Bolshevik monopoly, that turns to the Prussian model of classroom teaching, rather than new innovative techniques."
He also said "Republicans have a sizable force of educators that will win this cycle."
Hoffman said she decided to run out of a feeling that too many education decision-makers don't understand how public schools work. She was dismayed with the confirmation hearing of U. S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, who stumbled over questions about students with disabilities.
Hoffman became more politicized after Arizona state lawmakers refused to grant the same 20 percent raises Arizona teachers got to school support staff and a decision by the state's outgoing education chief, Diane Douglas, to support an ethnic studies ban that a federal judge ruled was discriminatory. Douglas ended up finishing third in a five-way Republican primary.
"That's when I realized it's not how many offices you've run for and how many political campaigns you've had," Hoffman said.
She calls her opponent, Frank Riggs, one of the "establishment politicians" who have put the state's schools in crisis. Riggs is a three-term Republican California U. S. congressman who was the CEO of a nonprofit company that helps charter schools with financing and is the founding president of an online K-12 Arizona charter school.
He has criticized Hoffman for being "inexperienced and extreme" and has said she holds "radical views." In an interview, the 68-year-old Riggs called Hoffman "a very nice young person" who is dedicated to education but said she has limited teaching experience and no leadership credentials.
"The job involves high-level executive leadership. It requires a deep knowledge of education policies and practices at the local, state and federal level," Riggs said. "And to be a credible advocate as our state's chief K-12 officer, it requires a degree of legislative and political expertise, which I certainly feel I have as a former member of Congress."
Hoffman said getting her campaign going was like starting a new company. Her campaign workers in the primary were all under 40 and one was an Arizona #RedForEd protest leader. She had to learn about branding, logos, messaging and hone her public speaking and networking skills.
"Every little piece of that had to come together, and I know I've grown so much professionally and personally from this experience," she said.
But candidates like Hoffman in states like Arizona that lean Republican must not only get votes from Democrats, but also Republicans or independents. And they are dependent on voters who are still thinking about public education as a key issue in November — months after the #RedForEd protests demonstrations captured national attention.
"Even if the moment is ripe and even if the message resonates, and even if there is concern about the state of public education in these states, these candidates for the most part, are still going to have to overcome the partisan disadvantage that they face at the ballot box," said Patrick McGuinn, a political science and education professor at Drew University in New Jersey.
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Sarah Palin's Army vet son, Track, faces court decision on jail time
(4.16/31)

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A judge on Wednesday will tell the oldest son of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin whether allegations he hit a woman in the head should lead to jail time or if he can stay in a therapeutic program for veterans tied to a separate assault case.
Track Palin, 29, has been accused of three attacks on people close to him over the past few years, the most recent coming last week. Palin, an Army veteran who served one year in Iraq, entered a program intended to rehabilitate veterans after he was arrested in an assault on his father less than a year ago.
A judge in that case will decide whether Palin violated conditions of a plea agreement and should go to jail or if he can remain in Alaska Veterans Court, which gives eligible former service members the option of enrolling in mental health treatment instead of a traditional sentence.
Palin was arrested Friday night after a female acquaintance said he told her that she could not leave his house in Wasilla, took away her phone and then hit her in the head, according to court documents.
The pair wrestled over the phone and Palin let her leave after she screamed for help, according to an affidavit by Alaska State Troopers. They said Palin told them that the two were arguing over how they said goodbye and that any injuries the woman had she did to herself.
Authorities say he also kicked over a table and threw his head back at a trooper as he was arrested. Palin is in jail facing misdemeanor charges including assault, resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.
In December, Palin was accused of breaking into his parents' home and leaving his father, Todd Palin, bleeding from cuts on his head, authorities have said. He pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in veterans court.
Track Palin's arrangement called for him to serve 10 days in jail if he completed the therapeutic program. If he didn't, he would serve a year.
Palin also was accused of punching his then-girlfriend in 2016, court documents said. He pleaded guilty to possessing a firearm while intoxicated, and the other charges were dismissed.
Sarah Palin indicated that post-traumatic stress disorder might have been a factor in that case.
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ATF: Hundreds of guns stolen in Memphis seized near Chicago
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Most of the roughly 400 guns that were stolen from a United Parcel Service facility in Tennessee have been recovered in the Chicago area, federal authorities say.
Authorities seized about 365 Ruger .22-caliber and .380-caliber firearms after police officers responded to a call about suspicious activity in the southern Chicago suburb of Midlothian on Sunday afternoon — about 12 hours after the guns were taken from a UPS facility in Memphis, a Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agent said in court documents Tuesday.
ATF had said the guns being shipped from a Ruger factory in North Carolina were taken by two men in a U-Haul truck. ATF spokesman Michael Knight said the truck was recovered along with the guns.
Court documents said officers found the truck at a store parking lot in Midlothian and questioned 24-year-old Roland Jackson of Chicago and 18-year-old Taveyan Turnbo before they both ran away.
Turnbo was arrested hours later and faces federal charges of possessing stolen firearms. Court documents said he denied taking part in the theft at the UPS facility.
Jackson faces federal charges of being a convicted felon illegally possessing firearms. The ATF said he remained at large Tuesday.
The estimate of 400 stolen firearms makes it one of the largest single gun thefts the ATF has investigated, Knight said.
Turnbo told investigators he and Jackson had sold at least three of the guns for a total of $400, according to court documents.
UPS said it is cooperating with law enforcement.
ATF had asked the public to send social media posts, photos or any other information related to the theft. A $5,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest and conviction in the case.
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Here's how much fast food Americans are eating
(4.16/31)

"We focused on fast food for this report because fast food has played an important role in the American diet in recent decades," she said. "Fast food has been associated with poor diet and increased risk of obesity."
Fast foods tend to be high in calories, fat, salt and sugar, which -- when consumed in excess -- can be associated with obesity, high blood pressure, Type 2 diabetes and heart disease, among other health risks.
On average, adults in the US consumed 11.3% of their total daily calories from fast food between 2007 and 2010, according to a National Center for Health Statistics data brief published in 2013.
Who eats the most and least fast food
The new report included data on about 10,000 people 20 and older from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey 2013-2016.
The data revealed that fast food consumption varied by age, income level, race and sex. For instance, 44.9% of adults ages 20 to 39 said that they consumed fast food on a given day, compared with 37.7% of adults 40 to 59, and 24.1% of adults 60 and older.
The percentage of adults who said they consumed fast food rose with family income level, according to the report. Overall, 31.7% of lower-income, 36.4% of middle-income and 42% of higher-income adults said they had eaten fast food.
"What surprised me was the finding that income was positively associated with more fast food," said Dr. Lawrence Cheskin, an associate professor and director of clinical research at the Global Obesity Prevention Center at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, who was not involved in the new report.
"That connection or correlation is opposite of what I perhaps would have expected," he said. "But we need these kinds of studies and these kinds of facts and statistics to get a better understanding of what drives the use of foods that, as a nutrition expert I would say, are not your first choice for a variety of reasons."
Cheskin, who is also director of the Johns Hopkins Weight Management Center, emphasized that foods high in sugar and fat can raise the risk of certain chronic health problems. "People have the lowest health risk when they eat fruits and vegetables and whole grains," he said.
The report also found that a higher percentage of non-Hispanic black adults -- 42.4% -- said they consumed fast food than non-Hispanic white adults at 37.6%, non-Hispanic Asian adults at 30.6% and Hispanic adults at 35.5%.
Among those who had eaten fast food, 43.7% did so during lunch, 42% during dinner, 22.7% during breakfast and 22.6% as snacks, according to the report.
More men (48.3%) than women (39.1%) said they ate fast food during lunch. However, more women (25.7%) than men (19.5%) said they had it as a snack. Among all adults, a higher percentage of men (37.9%) than women (35.4%) said they ate fast food on a given day.
The report has some limitations, including that the subjects' dietary information was obtained through in-person interviews during which the adults recalled what they had eaten in the past 24 hours. Such recall interviews could lead to underreporting and other issues.
'What we should be scared of is double cheeseburgers'
All in all, the report's findings are what most experts would expect and mirror fast food consumption patterns found among children, said Jennifer Harris, an associate professor in allied health sciences at the University of Connecticut and director of marketing initiatives at the Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, who was not involved in the new CDC report.
"Other studies that have looked at 24-hour dietary recall like this have found a similar thing: that about a third of kids on any given day eat fast food," Harris said.
Last month, a Rudd Center report said that 91% of 871 parents who took an online survey said they had purchased lunch or dinner for their child in the previous week at one of the four largest fast-food restaurant chains: McDonald's, Burger King, Wendy's or Subway. The survey was conducted in 2016.
"On average, they'd gone 2½ -- actually 2.4 -- times per week. So those numbers are pretty comparable to about a third on any given day," Harris said.
That 91% was an increase from 79% of 771 parents in a 2010 survey and 83% of 835 parents in a 2013 survey, according to the Rudd Center report.
"We do know that fast food advertising has gone up during that time by pretty large amounts. We do know that parents take their children, they say, because it's convenient, it's a good value, and their kids like the food. So all of those are driving purchases of fast food," Harris said.
"The other thing that we suspect is also that the restaurants have been introducing healthier items with their kids' meals," she said, adding that even though there are some healthier options on menus, several items are still high in calories, fat and salt.
"We know for children, on days that they consume fast food, they eat about 120 more calories that day. They also consume more sugar and sodium and fat on the days they eat fast food," she said.
Although fast food is typically higher in unhealthy saturated fat, sodium and calories, it tends to be low in several key nutrients that adult bodies need to flourish and that children's bodies need to grow, said Liz Weinandy, a registered dietitian at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, who was not involved in the new CDC report.
"It is funny, when we see news clips of a shark swimming near a beach, it scares us into not going near that beach. However, what we should be scared of is double cheeseburgers, French fries and large amounts of sugary beverages," Weinandy said.
"Adults can go to the grocery store more and prep food to take on the go so we don't have to get in a situation where we need to rely on fast food so much," she said. "It takes time and some organization. I see many people who are successful at this, though, when they take a couple of hours on the weekend, and again midweek, to prep food and then plan ahead just a little to take some things with them."
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Magical film figures lure youth to explore Peruvian wetland
(4.16/31)

The Huasao wetland in the heart of the bygone Incan Empire languished for years as a wasteland that locals used as their dump. Cleaned up and given a second life, it's now attracting droves of tourists lured by magical figures plucked straight from Hollywood movies.
Towering statues of Ents — trees that walk and talk in the "Lord of the Rings" movies — and a smaller reproduction of Groot from the "Guardians of the Galaxy" series are set amid the woodsy landscape and glassy lagoons. They're drawing crowds eager to pose for selfies.
Although it's a small area, environmentalists cite its recovery as part of a global battle to reverse the trend of filling or draining wetlands to make way for new farmland, industry and neighborhoods. Experts say such developments have already devoured a third of the world's wetlands.
Those behind the restoration say they included the eye-catching statues to target young people, while hoping to spark their appreciation of nature.
"I thought it made sense to focus on children, to stir their enthusiasm for the environment," said Jeancarlo Pacheco, a Peruvian agronomist who led the recovery effort.
The wetland covering 5.5 hectares (14 acres) sits a short drive from Cuzco, the historic capital of the Inca empire high in the Andes mountains.
For decades, locals used the wetland to dispose of animal carcasses, construction waste and any kind of trash, including non-biodegradable plastic.
A group of environmentalists recently set out to reclaim it. They won $1.3 million in backing from Peru's government and the Development Bank of Latin America. That covered the cleanup and construction of walkways, channels and an island surrounded by small lagoons that capture water streaming down the mountains.
Next came the statues — five of them. Some of the tree-like figures tower 5 meters (16 feet) tall, with branch-like hands dramatically reaching out. A less menacing Groot, a pop culture icon from the Marvel movie, wears an inviting smile.
It opened on May 1, and the next day got a surprise boost from afar when "Guardians of the Galaxy" director James Gunn tweeted photographs of the statues.
Roughly a thousand people now visit each week, mostly locals under age 30, officials say.
Jose Luis Venero, a Peruvian biologist and wetlands expert, said snapping selfies with the statues is fine, but he really wants visitors to walk away having learned the vital role wetlands play as habitat for birds and bees as well as cleaning water and preventing floods.
Some 58 bird species build their nests at this wetland, including the yellow-crowned night heron, one of many that migrate from the southeastern United States. These herons have been spotted four times recently at the rejuvenated wetland.
"Wetlands are the airports of migratory birds, where no one shows a passport upon landing," Venero said. "If we don't care for these wetlands, many of these migratory birds could go extinct."
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Who Are Brett Kavanaugh’s Enemies?
(3.41/31)

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If you have read enough pro-Kavanaugh articles, give this one a pass. You are not going to like it. Yet if you have not heard enough, you will probably like this one. I have nothing but congratulatory things to say about Brett Kavanaugh. As with Clarence Thomas, he is a fighter. He is a gifted defender of the truth. And he is worthy of serving on the highest court in the land. I would trust my case with him and I would trust yours too whether you are with him now or against him. He believes in the rule of law.
He and Justice Thomas and Judge Robert Bork, for that matter, have suffered an appalling onslaught from the so-called liberals. One has to wonder why? And why — certainly in the case of Kavanaugh and Thomas — did the complaints against them — actually the hysteria against them — come down to sex? Why are the Democrats obsessed by sex? Their complaints are not true, of course, but why are they made?
My guess is that they have been made because on the Democrats’ side of the aisle they are saturated in licentiousness, and pretty raw licentiousness at that. Think of Teddy Kennedy. Every reporter in Washington and most politicians knew of Kennedy’s wanton ways. Think of Bill Clinton. Every reporter in Washington, every politician, in fact, everyone with a brain living in the great Republic knows that ever since The American Spectator ’s revelations of the early 1990s Bill has a sex problem. Even Hillary claimed he was haunted by sex from an early age. That is probably one of the few plausible things she has ever said about Bill.
When you come from a party whose male politicians are as obsessed with sex as the Democrats are it is pretty easy to generalize that sexual rapacity is typical of the male of the species both Democratic and Republican. Yet, of course, Clarence Thomas and Brett Kavanaugh say the charges brought against them were not true. Despite the raucous blare that the media set up on the Democrats’ behalf both men have made their case, and soon both men will be sitting on the court. Bravo!
In Kavanaugh’s case he sat before a panel of weak Republicans and ignorant but malevolent Democrats and in excruciating detail demonstrated how the charges arrayed against him had no merit, none! If he were in a court of law defending against such flimsy charges, he would have gone free weeks ago and with his good name still in tact. Now his name is besmirched and will be besmirched by partisans for years to come.
Think about it. If a woman were to charge Judge Kavanaugh with sexual misconduct in a court of law he would be freed and quickly. Yet, he was charged by her during his hearing for a Supreme Court appointment — rather than during a criminal trial — and her testimony, though devoid of facts, cost him his good name. Moreover, by the way, the alleged incident took place over three decades ago. I celebrate Judge Kavanaugh as I celebrated Justice Thomas. They are tough defenders of the rule of law who stood alone against the Democratic mob. No, wait, that is not completely right. In the case of Kavanaugh he had Senator Lindsey Graham with him, and boy did Graham mop up the floor with the Democrats. He accomplished it in but a few minutes of eloquence. Bravo, Senator Graham.
By the way, the newspaper and television commentary over the weekend was overwhelmingly against Kavanaugh. There were many themes to their commentary and all were utterly fanciful. It was almost as if no line against the judge could be too stupid and infantile to intone. But one line in particular caught my eye. It was the critics’ disgruntlement about drinking alcohol. Alcohol? Demon Rum? Where did I encounter so much righteous indignation about a guy who admits to drinking booze over three decades ago when he was in high school — and by the way, no one alighted upon his accuser’s admission to drinking “a beer.” Just one “beer” and she could not recall how she got to the party, got home from the party, and where the party was held? Such people should never drink.
Now, to return to Kavanaugh and his critics’ obsession with his drinking. Where have we seen this rhetoric before? I would suggest that you read up on the puritans’ obsession with Demon Rum in the early years of the 20 th century. They were bigoted, moralistic, imposers of their values on others. They were famous for Prohibition and their narrow readings of punitive laws. They were advocates again and again of the old adage that the end justifies the means. Those are the people who now dominate the Democratic Party. They are the enemies of liberty.
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Solons raring to debate with Mocha Uson if she becomes a lawmaker
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(3.34/31)

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In light of Brett Kavanaugh, an indepth look at how and when character is formed in kids
(3.33/31)

SALT LAKE CITY — Beyond the question of whether or not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has been honest about sexual misconduct and excessive drinking in his teens is another question: Does it matter if it happened when he was that young?
Some people have argued that what Kavanaugh, 53, did as a teen has no bearing on who he is an adult. Others say the way a person behaves as a youth is predictive of how they will conduct themselves later in life.
It all comes down to an ill-defined concept called “character.” Whether one's character is considered good or bad depends on the collection of virtues or vices that we have acquired and that other people perceive in us.
Elizabeth Vozzola, a Connecticut professor who studies the development of morality in children, believes that character develops throughout our lives. “Your character is an ever-changing canvas,” she said.
That said, research has found that empathy, a major factor in the virtues that comprise character, develops in early childhood. And the older we are, the more our character becomes entrenched and harder to change, said Vozzola, who teaches psychology at the University of St. Joseph in West Hartford, Connecticut, and is the author of the scholarly text "Moral Development: Theory and Applications."
For parents struggling with a "terrible two" or a rebellious teen, that may be discouraging. But because there is no developmental period in which character becomes entrenched or fixed, that means there's plenty parents can do to raise children of good moral character, developmental psychologists say.
Stages of moral growth
Neuroscientists say there is no moral command post in the brain; we call on different parts of our brain and its circuits and chemicals when making moral decisions.
But, according to neuroscientist Jean Decety of the University of Chicago, an area of the brain called the ventromedial prefrontal cortex seems to be especially important in moral development. If a child suffers damage to this area, such as from a blow or a lesion on the brain, he's "more likely to break moral rules or inflict harm on others and less likely to feel empathy or guilt," wrote Decety and Jason Cowell of the University of Wisconsin at Green Bay in the journal Frontiers for Young Minds.
The late American psychologist Lawrence Kohlberg posited six stages of moral development. The first two are considered “pre-moral” concepts — the understanding of punishment and obedience, and what Kohlberg called “instrumental exchange” — giving to others as it benefits ourselves.
The next level is marked by conformity to the standards of one’s tribe, whether it be a family or social group, and then by conforming to societal rules to maintain safety and order. Most people arrive at this stage in adolescence and remain there until at least middle age.
The final stages of moral development are rarely achieved, and even then, not until after middle age, Kohlberg maintained. They are the protection of moral principles and other people’s rights and freedoms, and the acceptance of universal ethical principles.
Psychologists say that to change a person’s attribute most effectively, it should be done during the period of its most rapid growth. There is no period of moral development akin to a physical growth spurt or a “word spurt” of language development, Vozzola said, but there are sweet spots during which children are more inclined to absorb a parent’s moral teaching.
Adolescents, for example, are just beginning to understand the golden rule (Jesus' teaching to "do unto others what you would have them do unto you") and parents can initiate conversations to help them apply the concept in their own lives, and in world events.
“That’s a big developmental leap,” Vozzola said. “The drawback during the teenage years is that it’s still pretty tribal. The sense of what's right and wrong is often determined by your peer group."
Adolescents feel a greater loyalty to their peer groups and are likely to make decisions — not only about practical matters, but about morality — that benefit the group. Teen years are an exploration of identity, and teens often "try on" different identities during this time to see what is comfortable. A nice kid who works hard in class might also be a teen who parties hard on the weekend, she said.
"What I see in the Kavanaugh case, and also in teenagers in general, is if you understand what their social pressures are, you can understand them a lot better.
“You can be blown away by how kind some kids can be to each other, and then turn right around and be horribly cruel to people who aren’t in their tribe, aren't in their group,” Vozzola said.
Personality persists
Christopher Nave, associate director of the master of behavioral and decision sciences program at the University of Pennsylvania, has researched the link between personality traits in childhood and adults, and found that some qualities are predictive of later behavior.
“We remain recognizably the same person,” Nave told a reporter for Live Science. “This speaks to the importance of understanding personality because it does follow us wherever we go across time and contexts.”
One’s personality is not necessarily representative of one’s character, however. The late Stephen R. Covey developed his book “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” around the idea that a “character ethic” is morally superior to a “personality ethic.”
But a person’s character might be a combination of personality traits, such as honesty and humility, Nave said in an interview with the Deseret News.
“There’s a lot of evidence that suggest personality traits are quite stable across the lifespan. If you are high or low on one particular trait as a child, you have a tendency to remain at that level,” Nave said.
For example, a child who is highly conscientious and moderately agreeable at age 6 will likely show growth in both traits as she matures, but the ranking of the two will be similar in adulthood, he explained.
Personality is partly genetic, but the nurturing we receive as children and the environment in which we grow up affects these traits as well, Nave said. The genetic component keeps things stable over time, but major life changes can alter our personality as we age. To do so deliberately requires a lot of determination and work, he added.
“I still think the jury is still out on how easy it is to change your personality. And I think it’s much harder than people think,” he said.
Raising kids with character
Vozzola, at the University of St. Joseph, agrees with others in the field who believe there is a “significant biological underpinning” to moral judgments.
But she also says there are things that parents can do to better the chances of raising children who become adults with exemplary character.
One thing is to think deeply about whether to encourage your child to play sports.
“The thing about being an athlete is it puts you into the popular group,” she said. “That’s often where the drinking is heavier, the drugs are heavier, and it’s more of a social norm of intense partying.”
That doesn’t mean all athletes will do this — “some kids stay firmly attached to the morals of their parents, but with other kids, the peer group dominates.” Coaches with strong morals can also be a good influence on their players.
Vozzola said that children who have particularly close relationships with parents, and teens who are religious, tend to hold to the norms of their church and their parents, and withstand social pressure of the teen years, she said.
And parents can help instill character in young children by giving them hands-on opportunities to help others, such as the " Red Wagon Food Drive," in which kindergartners and first- and second-graders from Morley Elementary School pull wagons for over a mile to donate food to the local food bank each November in West Hartford, Connecticut.
Similarly, researchers at the Flourishing Family Project at Brigham Young University have found that adolescents who have the opportunity to help strangers have stronger family relationships and are less likely to get in trouble and engage in risky behaviors like substance abuse.
Vozzola recommends that parents make an effort to have thoughtful conversations with their children about the virtues and moral code they embrace.
"Parents and teachers tend to spend a lot of time talking about rules and conventions — how long your skirt is, and did you get to class on time. But we also don’t have enough of those conversations where we share with kids our deep, core moral values."
And don’t overlook the value of books and movies in instilling values in children and teens.
“Literature and great stories are one of the most wonderful ways to help your kids. It’s easy for all of us to care about only people who are like us. And in stories, you go to worlds with other people,” she said, adding that Harper Lee’s “To Kill a Mockingbird” is an example of both a book and film that helped build character in people who read and watched it.
“Movies can be powerful; watch movies together,” she advised. “Sometimes we have profound things (happen) in real life, and sometimes our hearts open up when we see it in a film or movie.”
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New Mexico lawmaker faces sentencing for drunken driving
(3.17/31)

A state lawmaker convicted of drunken driving is set to face sentencing before a New Mexico judge Wednesday as she seeks re-election in November.
A judge last week found Rep. Monica Youngblood guilty of aggravated drunken driving after a short bench trial.
The three-term Albuquerque Republican was arrested in May on suspicion of aggravated DWI during a checkpoint stop where she told an officer she was a state lawmaker who advocated for police.
State Attorney General Hector Balderas' office has sent a letter to Youngblood, telling her she violated state law by attempting to use her status to influence police and seek special treatment. Her attorney rejects the accusation.
Balderas' office says it's seeking an ethics committee review of Youngblood's conduct.
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French interior minister quits, PM in charge of security
(3.10/31)

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe has assumed responsibility for France's domestic security after the interior minister resigned in an apparent act of defiance toward President Emmanuel Macron.
In a cold handover ceremony Wednesday, Philippe said his main focus would be to ensure "the highest security level" in the country.
Philippe is in charge until Gerard Collomb's successor is appointed.
Macron accepted Collomb's resignation late Tuesday, after initially refusing it the previous day. Collomb insisted he wanted to leave to be able to run for mayor of the city of Lyon in 2020.
Collomb, 71, was one of Macron's closest political allies. His decision comes amid a string of bad news events for the French president, who has reached record low popularity in polls since his election in May 2017.
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Saudi journalist and govt critic ‘missing in Turkey’
(3.10/31)

Washington: A veteran Saudi journalist who has been critical of the government has gone missing after visiting the kingdom’s consulate in Istanbul on Tuesday, the Washington Post reported.
Jamal Khashoggi, who writes opinion pieces for the Post, has not been seen since entering the consulate in the afternoon, according to his fiance who accompanied him but waited outside until it closed, the newspaper said.
Khashoggi, a former government advisor who went into self-imposed exile in the United States last year to avoid possible arrest, has been critical of some of the policies of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and Riyadh’s intervention in the war in Yemen.
“We have been unable to reach Jamal today and are very concerned about where he may be,” the Post’s international opinions editor Eli Lopez said in a statement.
“We are monitoring the situation closely, trying to gather more information. It would be unfair and outrageous if he has been detained for his work as a journalist and commentator.”
The US State Department said it was investigating.
“We have seen these reports and are seeking more information at this time,” an official said.
Khashoggi has written pieces critical of some of the crown prince’s policies and said that before he left the kingdom the Saudi government banned him from Twitter “when I cautioned against an overly enthusiastic embrace of then-President-elect Donald Trump”.
In a Global Opinions piece for the Post in September last year, Khashoggi wrote: “When I speak of the fear, intimidation, arrests and public shaming of intellectuals and religious leaders who dare to speak their minds, and then I tell you that I’m from Saudi Arabia, are you surprised?”
Saudi Arabia, which ranks 169th out of 180 on an RSF World Press Freedom Index, has promoted a modernization campaign since the 2017 appointment of Prince Mohammed as heir to the throne.
But the ultraconservative kingdom, which won plaudits in June for finally lifting a ban on women driving, has drawn heavy criticism for its handling of dissent.
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Proposed rule change worries some about radiation regulation
(3.09/31)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The EPA is pursuing rule changes that experts say would weaken the way radiation exposure is regulated, turning to scientific outliers who argue that a bit of radiation damage is actually good for you — like a little bit of sunlight.
The government's current, decades-old guidance says that any exposure to harmful radiation is a cancer risk. And critics say the proposed change could lead to higher levels of exposure for workers at nuclear installations and oil and gas drilling sites, medical workers doing X-rays and CT scans, people living next to Superfund sites and any members of the public who one day might find themselves exposed to a radiation release.
The Trump administration already has targeted a range of other regulations on toxins and pollutants, including coal power plant emissions and car exhaust, that it sees as costly and burdensome for businesses. Supporters of the EPA's proposal argue the government's current model that there is no safe level of radiation — the so-called linear no-threshold model — forces unnecessary spending for handling exposure in accidents, at nuclear plants, in medical centers and at other sites.
At issue is Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rule on transparency in science.
EPA spokesman John Konkus said Tuesday: "The proposed regulation doesn't talk about radiation or any particular chemicals. And as we indicated in our response, EPA's policy is to continue to use the linear-no-threshold model for population-level radiation protection purposes which would not, under the proposed regulation that has not been finalized, trigger any change in that policy."
But in an April news release announcing the proposed rule the agency quoted Edward Calabrese, a toxicologist at the University of Massachusetts who has said weakening limits on radiation exposure would save billions of dollars and have a positive impact on human health.
The proposed rule would require regulators to consider "various threshold models across the exposure range" when it comes to dangerous substances. While it doesn't specify radiation, the release quotes Calabrese calling the proposal "a major scientific step forward" in assessing the risk of "chemicals and radiation."
Konkus said the release was written during the tenure of former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. He could not explain why Calabrese was quoted citing the impact on radiation levels if the agency does not believe there would be any.
Calabrese was to be the lead witness at a congressional hearing Wednesday on the EPA proposal.
Radiation is everywhere, from potassium in bananas to the microwaves popping our popcorn. Most of it is benign. But what's of concern is the higher-energy, shorter-wave radiation, like X-rays, that can penetrate and disrupt living cells, sometimes causing cancer.
As recently as this March, the EPA's online guidelines for radiation effects advised: "Current science suggests there is some cancer risk from any exposure to radiation."
"Even exposures below 100 millisieverts" — an amount roughly equivalent to 25 chest X-rays or about 14 CT chest scans — "slightly increase the risk of getting cancer in the future," the agency's guidance said.
But that online guidance — separate from the rule-change proposal — was edited in July to add a section emphasizing the low individual odds of cancer: "According to radiation safety experts, radiation exposures of... 100 millisieverts usually result in no harmful health effects, because radiation below these levels is a minor contributor to our overall cancer risk," the revised policy says.
Calabrese and his supporters argue that smaller exposures of cell-damaging radiation and other carcinogens can serve as stressors that activate the body's repair mechanisms and can make people healthier. They compare it to physical exercise or sunlight.
Mainstream scientific consensus on radiation is based on deceptive science, says Calabrese, who argued in a 2014 essay for "righting the past deceptions and correcting the ongoing errors in environmental regulation."
EPA spokesman Konkus said in an email that the proposed rule change is about "increasing transparency on assumptions" about how the body responds to different doses of dangerous substances and that the agency "acknowledges uncertainty regarding health effects at low doses" and supports more research on that.
The radiation regulation is supported by Steven Milloy, a Trump transition team member for the EPA who is known for challenging widely accepted ideas about manmade climate change and the health risks of tobacco. He has been promoting Calabrese's theory of healthy radiation on his blog.
But Jan Beyea, a physicist whose work includes research with the National Academies of Science on the 2011 Fukushima nuclear power plant accident, said the EPA science proposal represents voices "generally dismissed by the great bulk of scientists."
The EPA proposal would lead to "increases in chemical and radiation exposures in the workplace, home and outdoor environment, including the vicinity of Superfund sites," Beyea wrote.
At the level the EPA website talks about, any one person's risk of cancer from radiation exposure is perhaps 1 percent, Beyea said.
"The individual risk will likely be low, but not the cumulative social risk," Beyea said.
"If they even look at that — no, no," said Terrie Barrie, a resident of Craig, Colorado, and an advocate for her husband and other workers at the now-closed Rocky Flats nuclear-weapons plant, where the U. S. government is compensating certain cancer victims regardless of their history of exposure.
"There's no reason not to protect people as much as possible," said Barrie.
U. S. agencies for decades have followed a policy that there is no threshold of radiation exposure that is risk-free.
The National Council on Radiation Protection and Measurements reaffirmed that principle this year after a review of 29 public health studies on cancer rates among people exposed to low-dose radiation, via the U. S. atomic bombing of Japan in World War II, leak-prone Soviet nuclear installations, medical treatments and other sources.
Twenty of the 29 studies directly support the principle that even low-dose exposures cause a significant increase in cancer rates, said Roy Shore, chief of research at the Radiation Effects Research Foundation, a joint project of the United States and Japan. Scientists found most of the other studies were inconclusive and decided one was flawed.
None supported the theory there is some safe threshold for radiation, said Shore, who chaired the review.
If there were a threshold that it's safe to go below, "those who profess that would have to come up with some data," Shore said in an interview.
"Certainly the evidence did not point that way," he said.
The U. S. Food and Drug Administration, which regulates electronic devices that emit radiation, advises, broadly, that a single CT scan with a dose of 10 millisieverts may increase risks of a fatal cancer by about 1 chance in 2,000.
Supporters of the proposal say it's time to rethink radiation regulation.
"Right now we spend an enormous effort trying to minimize low doses" at nuclear power plants, for example, said Brant Ulsh, a physicist with the California-based consulting firm M. H. Chew and Associates. "Instead, let's spend the resources on minimizing the effect of a really big event."
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Asian markets slip on energy gains, Japan data
(3.09/31)

Asian shares were mostly lower on Wednesday on rising oil prices and lackluster Japanese data.
KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 fell 0.7 percent to 24,110.96. Hong Kong's Hang Seng dropped 0.2 percent to 27,064.67 after closing at a two-week low on Tuesday. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 gained 0.3 percent to 6,146.10. Stocks fell in Taiwan and Indonesia but rose in Singapore. Markets in South Korea and the Chinese mainland were closed for a national holiday.
JAPAN SERVICES PMI: Japan's services industry grew at its slowest pace in two years in September, a private survey showed Wednesday. The Markit/Nikkei Japan services purchasing managers index came in at 50.2 in September, down from 51.5 in the previous month. Readings above 50 indicate expansion on the index's 100-point scale.
ENERGY: Oil futures soared and reached four-year highs before easing on Tuesday. Benchmark U. S. crude recovered on Wednesday, adding 9 cents to $75.32 a barrel. The contract had closed at $75.23 in New York. Brent crude, used to price international oils, added 13 cents to $84.93 per barrel. It slipped 0.2 percent to $84.80 per barrel in London.
ANALYST'S TAKE: "The market is probably spooked by the still rising oil prices. Some of the net oil-importing emerging markets will be at higher risks," said Francis Tan, investment strategist at UOB Private Bank. The Indonesia rupiah, for instance, has hit a 20-year-low of 15,075 against the dollar, he added.
NORTH AMERICAN DEAL: The North American trade agreement hammered out late Sunday between the United States and Canada following an earlier U. S.-Mexico deal will shake up — but likely won't revolutionize — the way businesses operate within the three-country trade bloc. Separately, Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell said Tuesday that the U. S. has never experienced such an extended period of low, stable inflation and very low unemployment since 1950. Powell maintained the Fed's economic forecast and said he sees no need to drop the central bank's current gradual approach to raising interest rates.
WALL STREET: Most indexes closed lower as retailers sank after Amazon said it will raise hourly wages for U. S. employees. But gains by several big industrial companies like Boeing, 3M and Caterpillar pushed the Dow Jones Industrial Average to a record high. The Dow added 0.5 percent to 26,773.94. The S&P 500 index dropped less than 0.1 percent to 2,923.43, and the Nasdaq composite gave up 0.5 percent to 7,999.55. The Russell 2000 index of smaller-company stocks tumbled 1.4 percent to 1,672.99, its worst loss since late June.
CURRENCIES: The dollar rose to $113.81 from 113.69. The euro strengthened to $1.1588 from $1.1545.
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Navajo high court to hear appeal on presidential term limits
(3.09/31)

The Navajo Nation's high court is set to hear an appeal on presidential term limits.
Vincent Yazzie contends Joe Shirley Jr. should be removed from the ballot because he already has served two terms as tribal president.
Yazzie's election grievance was dismissed as untimely and for failure to state an election code violation. The former presidential hopeful appealed.
Shirley sought re-election to a third term in 2010 but was disqualified. The high court said Navajos can serve no more than two consecutive terms but could sit out four years and run again.
Yazzie wants the court to reverse that ruling, saying it's not in line with tribal law.
The case will be heard Thursday in Window Rock.
Shirley faces tribal Vice President Jonathan Nez in next month's general election.
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Hawaii health insurers offer dental for Medicaid members
(3.09/31)

Two health insurers in Hawaii will cover dental care for adults on Medicaid after the state program excluded oral health benefits a decade ago.
AlohaCare and Ohana Health Plan are investing nearly $1 million to provide basic adult dental care for Medicaid members, which number about 364,000 residents in Hawaii.
The basic care covers an annual exam and cleaning every six months at no extra cost, as well as simple tooth extraction, filling and topical fluoride.
Current members and those who sign up for either health plan this month can get dental care starting in January.
The program will operate at least through January 2020 when health insurance contracts for the state's Medicaid program go up for bid.
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Interim Vermont motor vehicle chief gets permanent job
(3.09/31)

The interim commissioner of the Vermont Department of Motor Vehicles has been appointed to the position permanently.
The appointment of Wanda Minoli was announced Tuesday by Republican Gov. Phil Scott.
Minoli was appointed interim commissioner in December.
The Department of Motor Vehicles serves an average of about 5,000 customers per week. It is the branch of state government that has the most direct interactions with customers. It processes more than 1 million individual transactions a year.
Scott and Transportation Agency Secretary Joe Flynn have asked Commissioner Minoli to focus on improving customer service and keeping costs as low as possible.
Minoli says she feels privileged and excited to work to modernize operations.
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Mike Pompeo Is Going Back to North Korea
(3.03/31)

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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is on course to rack up more visits to North Korea than Dennis Rodman. The State Department announced Tuesday that Pompeo will meet with Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang on Sunday during an Asia trip that will also include stops in South Korea, China, and Japan, Politico reports. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Tuesday that Pompeo's fourth trip to the country in under a year shows "forward progress and momentum," the Guardian reports. "Of course, we have quite a ways to go but we look forward to the next steps in this conversation," she said. Pompeo is expected to discuss denuclearization and terms for a second summit between Kim and President Trump, who told a recent rally that he "fell in love" with the North Korean leader.
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SC Chief Justice Gogoi to work out parameters for urgent mentions
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New Delhi: New Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi on Wednesday temporarily disallowed the practice of mentioning of urgent matters by lawyers as has been prevalent till now, saying the parameters for this are being worked out.
Justice Gogoi was administered the oath of office by President Ram Nath Kovind earlier in the day.
As lawyers approached him to compliment over his appointment, Chief Justice Gogoi said: “Lets move on, it is not required.”
“No mentioning (of matters) for Wednesday and Thursday. We are working out the parameters for the mentioning,” said the Chief Justice as the court proceeded with its normal course.
Justice Gogoi succeeded Chief Justice Dipak Misra to become India’s 46th Chief Justice.
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America's 'Khwezi moment'
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. (Manuel Balce Ceneta, AP, File)
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Remember those brave few women who stood up with posters about Jacob Zuma's rape accuser, Khwezi, when he announced the 2016 local government election results? Well, last week America had their "Khwezi moment".
Last Friday, moments before the Senate committee was due to vote on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh's appointment as a Supreme Court judge, two women cornered Republican Party senator Jeff Flake. Flake had earlier declared his support for Kavanaugh. This motivated Ana Maria Archila and Maria Gallagher to confront him face-to-face.
As Senator Flake was getting into the lift to go to the committee meeting and with the video cameras rolling the women challenged Flake.
"Look at me when I'm talking to you! You're telling me that my assault doesn't matter!" one woman said.
Flake was clearly shaken by what had happened and a few hours later his intervention secured a FBI investigation into the accusations of sexual abuse levelled against Kavanaugh by Dr Christine Blasey-Ford.
"Now someone has to tell Trump," a shocked Senator Lindsey Graham lamented. "I guess it will have to be me."
It was clear: two ordinary women with no political experience had been able to shift the mighty and masculine political machinery – potentially even changing the course of history in America.
What happens in the next few days in terms of Kavanaugh's confirmation could not only have an impact on the Supreme Court, but also the composition of the House and Senate. The Republicans are in trouble with women – and particularly young women who will vote in the mid-term elections on 6 November.
Millennials for the first time make up the largest group of voters in America. Thus, the 18 to 35-year-old demographic could decide what happens in the midterm elections across the country.
And it is not good news for the Republicans.
According to data from the Pew Research Center, 70% of millennial women identify themselves as Democrats or supportive of Democrats (compared to only half of millennial men).
Donald Trump has certainly not helped with about 53% of millennial women saying that the Trump administration's policies have hurt women. According to a poll conducted in March, just 5% of women aged 18-34 have a very favourable opinion of Trump, compared to 56% who held a very unfavourable opinion.
The gender gap in presidential approval ratings under Trump is also big – about twice as large as those for presidents Obama, Bush and Clinton according to a recent article in The Economist.
This could spell a political shift to the Democratic party if women and specifically millennial women show up to vote next month. In fact, Republicans have admitted that should they confirm Kavanaugh, the House will almost definitely turn blue (Democrat) after the mid-terms as opposed to the Senate which would most probably remain Republican.
But the outcome is heavily dependent on turn-out.
According to a study "Inside The Complicated World Of The Millennial Woman Voter," a survey from Refinery29 and CBS News, millennial women, like the women of other generations, are more likely than millennial men to get out to the polls come November. The problem is that only 30% of the 18.4 million millennial women in America said they will "definitely" vote in November.
As is the case in South Africa the older demographic have a much higher turn-out and it was this older grouping that secured a victory for Trump in 2016. Surveys show that they haven't changed their support.
In South Africa there is no gender-disaggregated data available of registered voters, or of those who actually voted in the past, but we do know that women constitute more than 50% of the population and could therefore form a powerful voting block.
The 2015 South African Social Attitudes Survey Social showed women were less satisfied with the country's political leadership than men. It is not clear whether this had any direct influence on the outcome of the 2106 local government elections, but times are changing.
With an increased focus on gender-based violence and a rising anger about the government's inability to deal with violence and other gender related issues, women and in particularly younger women voters could increasingly hold a powerful voting leverage which they should use.
This would require a more united voice, which given our history, is very difficult to achieve in South Africa.
In America party political alliances are also extremely strong, but if the polls are in any way to be trusted Trump and the Republican Party might come to learn what we have known for decades: "You strike a woman, you strike a rock. It will unleash a boulder that will crush you."
- Melanie Verwoerd is a former ANC MP and South African Ambassador to Ireland. Disclaimer: News24 encourages freedom of speech and the expression of diverse views. The views of columnists published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24.
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Indian Rupee tumbles by 34 paise against US Dollar
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New Delhi: The Indian Rupee on Wednesday tumbled 34 paise to end at a fresh low of 73.33 against the US dollar.
The Rupee has been witnessing a downward trend owing to surging crude oil prices in the international market.
This surge has also contributed to a hike in fuel prices across the country. The petrol price in Mumbai has crossed the Rs. 90 mark and is seeing a considerable increase in other cities of the country too.
However, the fuel prices on Wednesday remained stagnant, with petrol at Rs 83.85 per litre and diesel at Rs 75.25 per litre in the national capital.
In Mumbai, petrol is being retailed at Rs 91.20 per litre, while diesel is being sold at Rs 79.89 per litre.
Meanwhile, the market opened in red today, due to the weakening of Rupees against US dollar.
Sensex touched the 36,285.05 mark, while Nifty came down to 10,915.90.
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Ronaldo rape accuser 'emotionally fragile' - lawyer
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Las Vegas - A lawyer for a Nevada woman alleging that soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo raped her in Las Vegas in 2009 said on Tuesday her client was "emotionally fragile" and agreed to an out-of-court financial settlement nine years ago because she never wanted her name made public.
Kathryn Mayorga is out of the US and is not speaking with media about the lawsuit she filed last week seeking monetary damages from Ronaldo, attorney Larissa Drohobyczer told The Associated Press. Drohobyczer didn't say where Mayorga was. She lives in the Las Vegas-area city of Henderson.
AP does not typically identify alleged victims of sexual assault, but Drohobyczer said Mayorga gave permission on Tuesday for her name to be used.
"She's not going to be interviewed," the attorney said. "At this time she's emotionally fragile."
The civil lawsuit filed in state court in Las Vegas alleges Ronaldo raped Mayorga, who was then 24, in his penthouse suite at a Las Vegas hotel and hired a team of what the document called "fixers" to shape the monetary settlement, obstruct a police criminal investigation and trick Mayorga into taking $375 000 to keep quiet.
An attorney for Ronaldo, Christian Schertz in Berlin, did not immediately respond to emails from AP. It was not immediately clear if the player had an attorney representing him in the matter in the US after the German magazine Der Spiegel reported about the lawsuit last week, Schertz threatened to sue, saying the article violated Ronaldo's personal rights "in an exceptionally serious way."
In an Instagram video posted hours after the suit was filed, Ronaldo appears to deny the allegations.
"Fake. Fake news," said the five-time world player of the year. "You want to promote by my name. It's normal. They want to be famous, to say my name. But it is part of the job. I am a happy man and all good."
Drohobyczer, who said she did not represent Mayorga in 2009 negotiations with Ronaldo's representatives, acknowledged Mayorga accepted the settlement money.
No court document was filed, and Drohobyczer declined to identify the lawyers who handled the case at that time for Mayorga and for Ronaldo.
An attorney who may have represented Mayorga in 2009 did not respond on Tuesday to messages from AP.
Drohobyczer said Mayorga, now 34, became worried that her name would become public after a 2017 media report apparently referred to the June 2009 incident at the Palms Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. Mayorga was not a source for the article, Drohobyczer said.
Her client also was influenced in recent months by the #MeToo movement of women making public allegations of prior sexual assault, the attorney said.
Mayorga met Ronaldo at a nightclub, according to the lawsuit, and went with him and other people to his suite, where the alleged attack took place in a bedroom.
"She came to us and we had concerns with what happened in 2009... with the police investigation and the circumstances around the settlement and how the negotiations were conducted," Drohobyczer told AP.
"We don't believe she had the capacity to enter an agreement at that time due to her emotional state," Drohobyczer said. She characterised Mayorga in 2009 as emotionally damaged, fearful, depressed and humiliated after the alleged attack and pressure from Ronaldo's representatives.
"We asked police to reopen the investigation and they did," Drohobyczer said.
Officer Aden OcampoGomez, a Las Vegas police spokesperson, said that because the investigation is open, the department would not make public a police report that Mayorga filed the day of the alleged attack. The lawsuit said Mayorga also went to a hospital, where a sexual assault medical examination was conducted.
However, Mayorga refused to tell police the location of the alleged attack or to identify a suspect other than to say he was a European soccer player, Ocampo-Gomez said.
Ronaldo, 33, is a Portuguese citizen. He went from Manchester United to Real Madrid in 2009 for a then-record sum of €94 million, or about $130 million. He now plays for the Italian club Juventus.
The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages of at least $200 000. It makes 11 accusations against Ronaldo or those working for him, including conspiracy, defamation, abusing a vulnerable person, battery, infliction of emotional distress, coercion and fraud, racketeering and conspiracy, breach of contract, abuse of process and negligence for allowing details of the confidential settlement to become public.
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Kerala HC denies bail to rape accused Bishop Mulakkal
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Kochi: The Kerala High Court on Wednesday denied bail to Bishop Franco Mulakkal, who was arrested on charges of raping a nun repeatedly between 2014 and 2016.
Justice V. Raja Vijayaraghavan observed that there exists evidences against the bishop, who is currently in judicial custody.
Mulakkal was arrested on September 21 after three days of questioning and on September 24, he was sent to two-week judicial custody by Judge M. Lekshmi of Pala Judicial Magisterial Court.
Mulakkal, who heads the Roman Catholic Diocese in Jalandhar, Punjab, is the first bishop in the country to be sent to jail on charges of rape.
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Bhima Koregaon: Maha govt. moves SC against Navlakha’s release
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Mumbai: Maharashtra government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against the release of social activist Gautam Navlakha, who was under house arrest for his alleged involvement in the