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France criticizes Russian stance on Syria toxic gas probe
France criticizes Russian stance on Syria toxic gas probe
  • World
  • 2017-10-19 11:52:44Z

France criticized Russia on Thursday for calling into question an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria. Russia has questioned the work and future of the joint inquiry by the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), and said

Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist
Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist
  • US
  • 2017-10-19 10:18:48Z

By Zachary Fagenson GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence. Richard Spencer's speech at the university in Gainesville comes about two months after rallies by neo-Nazis and white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia, led to violent clashes with counter-protesters and killed at least one person. The flare-up challenged U.S. President Donald Trump and stoked a smoldering national debate on race.

California prepares for the 'big one' with earthquake drill
  • US
  • 2017-10-19 10:10:18Z

Millions of Californians were due on Thursday to simultaneously drop to the floor, clamber under tables and cover their heads for a minute or two of imagined seismic turmoil during the latest annual "Great ShakeOut" earthquake drill. The event, first held nine years ago in the Los Angeles area, was organized by scientists and emergency officials as part of a campaign to prepare the region's inhabitants for a catastrophic quake that experts say is inevitable and long overdue. The exercise has since expanded to encompass all of California and most other states, as well as some other countries, including Canada and Japan.

Puerto Rico by Numbers, One Month After Hurricane Maria Hit
Puerto Rico by Numbers, One Month After Hurricane Maria Hit

Here is a by numbers account of how things on Puerto Rico currently stand.

Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call
Solace or silence? Not all families of fallen get Trump call

WASHINGTON (AP) - Some got sympathy and solace. Some got silence. One got a promise of cash.

Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters
Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first "unmanned" flight on the company's new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Police arrest suspect in double shooting that killed three
Police arrest suspect in double shooting that killed three

Police arrested a man suspected of killing three people and wounding two on Wednesday at a Maryland business park before shooting another person in neighboring Delaware. Radee Prince, 37, was caught as he fled on foot in Delaware after a manhunt that saw local Maryland schools in lockdown and the nearby set of Netflix drama House of Cards reportedly sealed off. Police said the latest mass shooting to hit the United States was a "targeted attack".

Jake Tapper Hits Back At Bill O
Jake Tapper Hits Back At Bill O'Reilly With An Absolutely Brutal Reality Check

Disgraced former talk-show host Bill O'Reilly tried to go after CNN's Jake Tapper on Twitter on Wednesday.

Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware
Suspect in Maryland shooting that killed three arrested in Delaware
  • US
  • 2017-10-19 01:36:24Z

An employee of a Maryland kitchen countertop company suspected of fatally shooting three co-workers and critically wounding two others on Wednesday was arrested in neighboring Delaware, a Maryland county sheriff said. The suspected gunman, Radee Prince, 37, was apprehended by U.S. agents and others, the Harford County Sheriff's Office said on Twitter, without providing further details. Prince was also being sought for a shooting in Delaware that took place after the Maryland shooting.

The Latest: Suspect discarded gun, ran when he saw police
The Latest: Suspect discarded gun, ran when he saw police

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at an office park in northeastern Maryland (all times local):

U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China
U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise: Tillerson
  • World
  • 2017-10-19 01:28:31Z

By Jonathan Landay and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chinese influence

Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit
Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit
  • US
  • 2017-10-19 01:22:36Z

By Colleen Jenkins WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law. The consent decree proposed by Governor Roy Cooper, the American Civil Liberties Union and transgender people who sued the state would remove some of the law's harmful effects, civil rights groups said. North Carolina has been mired in litigation about transgender rights since Republican lawmakers enacted a law in 2016 that restricted bathroom choice in state-run buildings to the sex on...

Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
  • US
  • 2017-10-19 00:40:41Z

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Contradictory statements from police and the hotel about what time Campos arrived at Paddock's room have raised questions about the police response. Campos himself came under increased scrutiny last week after he skipped out on scheduled television interviews.

Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport
Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport

The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," an Air Berlin spokesman said. The Air Berlin pilot had...

NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics
NATO vs. Russia: Why Europe's Greatest Risk for War Is in the Baltics

Since 2014, the NATO alliance has made numerous posture changes on its eastern flank to deter Russia. Essentially, the alliance's goal is to change Russian behavior, but how does one measure such policy modifications in Moscow? "Despite its overall military advantages, NATO faces an imbalance in conventional capabilities in regions bordering Russia, such as the Baltics," reads the report.

U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China
U.S. wants stronger India economic, defense ties given China's rise: Tillerson
  • World
  • 2017-10-18 22:54:31Z

By Jonathan Landay and David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said before a visit to India next week that the Trump administration wanted to "dramatically deepen" cooperation with New Delhi, seeing it as a key partner in the face of negative Chinese influence

School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs
School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs

A disturbing video featuring five white teens gleefully taking turns chanting a racial slur has launched an investigation in a Utah school district.

Woman Claims Delta Stopped Her From Singing National Anthem For Slain Soldier
Woman Claims Delta Stopped Her From Singing National Anthem For Slain Soldier

A Georgia doctor claims that Delta Air Lines prevented her from singing the national anthem to honor a slain soldier whose casket was on her plane.

No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat
No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat

A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.

Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees
Blue Apron is laying off hundreds of employees
  • Tech
  • 2017-10-18 21:49:55Z

Blue Apron was one of the big - and most anticipated - consumer IPOs of the year, but it's also now one of the companies that represent the major challenges consumer IPOs have faced throughout the year. Since going public, Wall Street has cut Blue Apron's stock price in half and it's barely

Channing Tatum Pulls Film About Sexual Abuse From Weinstein Company
Channing Tatum Pulls Film About Sexual Abuse From Weinstein Company

Channing Tatum is breaking up with The Weinstein Company.

Morgan Freeman to play Colin Powell in biopic
Morgan Freeman to play Colin Powell in biopic

Morgan Freeman will star as Colin Powell in an independent biopic about the former U.S. Secretary of State.

ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit
ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit
  • US
  • 2017-10-18 21:27:09Z

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law. The consent decree proposed by Governor Roy Cooper, the American Civil Liberties Union and transgender people who sued the state would remove some of the law's harmful effects, civil rights groups said. The consent decree says that under current state law, transgender people are not prevented from using public facilities that match their gender identity rather than the sex on their birth certificates.

Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police
Delaware Woman Worried About Deportation Allegedly Drowns Infant Son and His 5-Year-Old Brother: Police

A Delaware woman worried about being deported - even though she was in the country legally - was charged with murder earlier this week after allegedly drowning her 5-month-old son and his 5-year-old half-brother, police say

Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through
Gold Star Father Says Trump Offered Him $25,000 And Never Followed Through

The father of a slain U.S. Army corporal says President Donald Trump offered him $25,000 over the phone earlier this year while calling to offer his condolences and then never followed through, according to The Washington Post.

Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.
Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.

It was almost too easy to predict what would happen.

Now we know how the EPA's Scott Pruitt will replace science advisors with industry
Now we know how the EPA's Scott Pruitt will replace science advisors with industry

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) administrator Scott Pruitt is about to take a major step toward reshaping the agency's scientific advisory committees. This action, to come in the form of a directive next week, will effectively replace scientists on scientific advisory committees with representatives of the industries the EPA regulates.  Apparently conflict of interest means different things to different people. Typically staffed by top experts, the EPA's scientific advisory committees are tasked with ensuring that the scientific information the agency uses in its rule-making is the best-available data on the topic.  SEE ALSO: EPA chief denies carbon dioxide is main cause...

Trump and the nuclear button: Does presidential authority need curbs?
  • World
  • 2017-10-18 20:33:53Z

It takes at least two people to launch a nuclear weapon at almost every point in the US chain of command. Missile silos, bombers, nuclear submarines - all require more than one officer to validate a "go" order. President Trump's behavior in office has raised anew this old question.

U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide
U.N. says still determining if Myanmar crisis is genocide
  • World
  • 2017-10-18 20:23:03Z

By Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations has yet to determine whether violence against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar meets the legal definition of genocide, Jyoti Sanghera, Asia Pacific chief at the Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights said on Wednesday. U.N. High Commissioner for

Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue
Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to walk a fine line on players kneeling during the national anthem, saying on Wednesday he and team owners believe "everyone should stand" for it, but that the league is not adopting an ironclad rule on the issue.

Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth
Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth

Moments after a wild chimpanzee was born, an adult chimp snatched the infant away from its mother and cannibalized it, according to a new study that is the first to document this macabre behavior. This new finding, along with additional prior work, suggests that female chimpanzees might often go and hide on "maternity leave" before delivery to avoid such infant mortality, researchers said. Scientists made this gruesome discovery while following a party of 21 chimps in the Mahale Mountains on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.

As anti-drug push's toll grows in the Philippines, so does church's pushback
  • World
  • 2017-10-18 20:06:20Z

In a dimly lit events room in a church compound in Manila's endless suburbs, a few dozen parishioners have gathered on a bleak Tuesday afternoon. The Rev. George Alfonso watches intently. Since President Rodrigo Duterte took office in June 2016, pledging to rid the country of drugs in order to reduce crime, addiction comes with more than the usual risks.

Los Angeles police will test drones despite privacy concerns
Los Angeles police will test drones despite privacy concerns

American police have certainly used drones before, but not on this scale. The Los Angeles Police Commission has voted in favor of letting the LAPD fly drones in a year-long pilot program, making it the largest US police department to ever rely on the robotic aircraft. The force will use the drones

The Latest: Kelly
The Latest: Kelly 'disgusted' by politicized military deaths
  • Tech
  • 2017-10-18 19:44:04Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump and honoring the nation's fallen (all times EDT):

'You Should Recognize the Sovereignty of God.' Roy Moore on How the Constitution Is Based on God
'You Should Recognize the Sovereignty of God.' Roy Moore on How the Constitution Is Based on God

Typically, special elections for Congress aren't all that interesting. But there is nothing typical about Judge Roy Moore.

Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot
Guilty verdict in Boston Islamic State beheading plot
  • US
  • 2017-10-18 18:36:18Z

A Boston-area man was found guilty on Wednesday of conspiracy to commit acts of international terrorism and supporting Islamic State for a 2015 plot to attack police and behead a conservative blogger who organized a "Draw Mohammed" contest. David Wright, 28, was found guilty of five criminal charges for planning with his uncle and a friend to behead blogger Pamela Geller. The plot fell apart after Wright's uncle said he wanted to kill law enforcement officers instead and was shot dead by police.

Gunman on loose after Maryland shooting kills three
Gunman on loose after Maryland shooting kills three

A police manhunt was underway Wednesday for a gunman who stormed a suburban Maryland business park, killing three people and injuring two others before escaping. With the shooter at large several area schools were placed on lockdown, officials said, while the nearby set of popular Netflix show "House of Cards" was also reportedly locked down. The suspect, 37-year-old Radee Prince, was associated with the granite business in Edgewood, northeast of Baltimore, where the shootings took place according to Harford County Sheriff Jeffrey Gahler.

Mississippi Defends Confederate Flag to Supreme Court
Mississippi Defends Confederate Flag to Supreme Court

Mississippi voters and lawmakers have upheld that the state flag, which features the Confederate emblem, should be upheld, but the U.S. Supreme Court may get the final word.

Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting
Manhunt underway after 3 killed at Maryland office shooting

A gunman opened fire at a Maryland office park on Wednesday morning, killing three co-workers and wounding two others, authorities and the business owner said. A manhunt was underway for 37-year-old Radee ...

Student Debt Soars: 5 Ways to Pay Off Your Loans Faster

Student loan debt in the U.S. has reached a new all-time high of $1.4 trillion. Student loans constitute the fastest-growing type of debt. Just about the only good news from Experian's findings is that late payments have decreased by 10.1 percent since 2009, the year the Great Recession officially ended.

MVPs of Horror: Corey Feldman on how he used stolen
MVPs of Horror: Corey Feldman on how he used stolen 'Gremlins' fur to ward off bullies

"Because I was a very kind of meek, kind of sweet kid, I got harassed a lot," Feldman says.

'House Of Cards' Production Shut Down Amid Active Shooter Situation Near Baltimore

Production on Season 6 of Netflix's House of Cards near Baltimore was suspended today after three people were shot dead and two others wounded in what authorities called a "targeted attack" at a business park. The Harford County Sheriff's Office said the suspect remains at large and that the FBI is involved in the manhunt. The Harford County Sheriff's Office said the shooting took place just before 9 AM ET at the Emmorton Business Park in Edgewood, about 20 miles…

Zero
Zero's latest electric motorcycles can recharge in an hour

Zero Motorcycles' electric bikes can be fun to ride, but recharging is another matter entirely.

Alicia Keys returning to
Alicia Keys returning to 'The Voice'

The 15-time Grammy winner is returning to The Voice for Season 14, joining perennial coaches Adam Levine and Blake Shelton, as well as first-timer Kelly Clarkson.

4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city
4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - Philippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence."

Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi's state fund just opened for business, right in San Francisco

SoftBank has been making waves in Silicon Valley since announcing its Vision Fund earlier this year.

Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair
Kenyan election head: No guarantee vote will be free and fair

By Duncan Miriri and Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - The head of Kenya's election commission said on Wednesday he could not guarantee next week's presidential election will be free and fair, citing interference from politicians and threats of violence against his colleagues. Wafula Chebukati's statement came hours after another commission member resigned and left the country, saying she and her staff had been repeatedly threatened. "Ironically, the very people, political leaders, who are supposed to build the nation have become the greatest threat to the peace and stability of the nation," Chebukati told journalists.

U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis
U.S. says holds Myanmar military leaders accountable in Rohingya crisis
  • World
  • 2017-10-18 16:26:03Z

By David Brunnstrom and Jonathan Landay WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday the United States held Myanmar's military leadership responsible for its harsh crackdown on the Rohingya Muslim minority. Tillerson, however, stopped short of saying whether the

Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump
Mother of Slain Soldier La David Johnson Confirms Trump 'Did Disrespect My Son'

The grieving mother of a U.S. soldier killed in an ambush two weeks ago says, "President Trump did disrespect my son and my daughter and also me and my husband"

Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
Las Vegas hotel guard says he heard drilling, then hail of bullets
  • US
  • 2017-10-18 16:22:55Z

Mandalay Bay security guard Jesus Campos, the first person to confront gunman Stephen Paddock, gave "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" his first public account of how he responded to the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history. Contradictory statements from police and the hotel about what time Campos arrived at Paddock's room have raised questions about the police response. Campos himself came under increased scrutiny last week after he skipped out on scheduled television interviews.

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