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Chrissy Teigen Fangirled Over Alicia Silverstone And Her Iconic Costume
Chrissy Teigen Fangirled Over Alicia Silverstone And Her Iconic Costume

Chrissy Teigen has celebrity role models too, and she just got to meet one.

Teenager attacks several people with axe in Swiss village
Teenager attacks several people with axe in Swiss village

A 17-year-Latvian attacked and injured "several" people with an axe in a Swiss village on Sunday night.   Police have said there is no indication of terrorism.  St. Gallen canton (state) police said the rampage began shortly after 8pm when the teenager attacked several people at a town square in Flums in the northeast of the country. He then fled with a stolen car, which later was involved in an accident. Police closed roads and helicopters flew overhead as they tried to apprehend the assailant, according to reports. The suspect continued on foot before attacking more people at a gas station shop, where he was arrested, police said. Police think the arrested teenager acted alone...

Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call
Police officer fatally shot at domestic dispute call

GIRARD, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio police officer has been fatally shot while responding to a reported domestic disturbance in the northeastern part of the state.

Abe cruises to
Abe cruises to 'super-majority' win in Japan vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe swept to a resounding victory in a snap election Sunday and immediately vowed to "deal firmly" with threats from North Korea that dominated the campaign. This allows nationalist Abe to propose changes to pacifist Japan's US-imposed constitution, which forces it to renounce war and effectively limits its military to a self-defence role. Abe said the comfortable election win had stiffened his resolve to tackle North Korea's nuclear threat, as the key US regional ally seeks to step up pressure on Pyongyang after it fired two missiles over Japan in the space of a month.

Ferguson Is Undermining Jeff Sessions' Argument Against DOJ-Led Police Reform
Ferguson Is Undermining Jeff Sessions' Argument Against DOJ-Led Police Reform

FERGUSON, Mo. ― On a warm Wednesday evening here in late August, six minutes from where a Ferguson police officer had shot and killed an unarmed man three years prior, an armed man was pacing in front of his mother's home, yelling at the cops.

Indonesia says military chief barred from US, seeks explanation
Indonesia says military chief barred from US, seeks explanation

Indonesia said Sunday its military chief had been refused entry to the United States and asked Washington for an explanation. General Gatot Nurmantyo was due to attend a conference in Washington at the request of General Joseph F. Dunford, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff, but the military said he was unable to board his Emirates flight in Jakarta on Saturday.

The Latest: Trump tweetstorm praises his accomplishments

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Latest on President Donald Trump. (all times local):

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) - Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

North Korean peak suffering from 'tired mountain syndrome' after repeated nuclear tests
North Korean peak suffering from 'tired mountain syndrome' after repeated nuclear tests

The North Korean mountain which has hosted a succession of nuclear tests appears to have suffered serious geological damage. Analysts now believe that Mount Mantap is suffering what experts call "tired mountain syndrome." The tests were accompanied by a series of earthquakes, the largest being a 6.3 magnitude which was felt in China. They were carried out at the Punggye-ri Nuclear Test Facility beneath the 7,200 feet mountain. Chinese scientists fear that the mountain could collapse completely, releasing radiation from the blast. "What we are seeing from North Korea looks like some kind of stress in the ground," Paul Richards, a seismologist at Columbia University's...

Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview
Trump says thinks Republicans have the votes to pass tax reform: Fox Business interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday he thinks Republicans have the votes needed to pass a big tax cut package. In an interview with Fox Business Network set to air on Sunday, Trump said he had been thinking about tying tax legislation to an infrastructure spending bill but that it was not clear a combined package would gain more votes. "I don't want to take any chances cause I feel we have the votes right now the way it is," he said, according to a transcript provided by the cable news outlet. (Reporting by Tim Ahmann; Editing by David Alexander)

Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds
Iraqi forces seize disputed town after clashes with Kurds

ALTUN KUPRI, Iraq (AP) - Iraqi troops seized a town from Kurdish forces after a brief but intense firefight on Friday, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq.

The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's What Time You Can Watch
The Orionid Meteor Shower Peaks This Weekend. Here's What Time You Can Watch

It's one of the best meteor showers of the year

Ex-Nazi death camp guard, 96, charged with complicity
Ex-Nazi death camp guard, 96, charged with complicity

German prosecutors on Friday charged a 96-year-old former SS guard at a Nazi death camp with complicity in the murder of detainees, in one of the last criminal cases linked to the Holocaust. The man, who was not named, was 22 years old when he worked at the extermination camp Majdanek in occupied Poland between August 1943 and January 1944. "According to available information, the accused, as well as other SS members of the camp, knew about the cruelty of the organised mass killings," said prosecutors in the western German city of Frankfurt.

Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, baby
Barack Obama is back on the campaign trail, baby

He's back. After months out of the spotlight, Barack Obama spoke at his first campaign rally, backing New Jersey Democratic gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in front of a crowd of Democrats on Thursday night. SEE ALSO: Trumps offends family of another fallen soldier, and this time a $25,000 check was involved Following dribs and drabs of commentary online, Obama returned to full voice at the event, where there was plenty of Trump shade - even though the current president's name wasn't mentioned. NOW: Former Pres. Obama campaigns for New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Phil Murphy in Newark https://t.co/12ntJ4g0Sp pic.twitter.com/DX9YbgDtNR - CBS News (@CBSNews) October...

Amber Tamblyn Defends Husband David Cross Amid Allegation of Racism:
Amber Tamblyn Defends Husband David Cross Amid Allegation of Racism: 'He Said He Was Sorry'

Amber Tamblyn is speaking out after her husband David Cross was accused of making racist comments to actress Charlyne Yi

Quentin Tarantino says he 'knew enough' to act on Weinstein: 'I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard'
Quentin Tarantino says he 'knew enough' to act on Weinstein: 'I wish I had taken responsibility for what I heard'

Quentin Tarantino is speaking out after years of privately downplaying rumors of Harvey Weinstein's offensive and at times illicit behavior.

Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp
Taliban attacks kill 58, nearly wipe out Afghan army camp

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) - The Taliban have killed at least 58 Afghan security forces in a wave of attacks across the country overnight, including an assault that nearly wiped out an army camp in southern Kandahar province, officials said Thursday.

US says Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas
US says Palestinian unity govt must recognise Israel, disarm Hamas

A top aide to US President Donald Trump said Thursday that an emerging Palestinian unity government must recognise Israel and disarm Hamas, Washington's first detailed response to a landmark reconciliation deal signed last week. A Hamas official immediately rejected the comments as "blatant interference" in Palestinian affairs, but did not say directly whether the Islamist group planned to comply with any of the demands. Trump's special representative for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt, who has repeatedly visited the region to seek ways to restart peace talks, laid out a series of conditions.

Man Suspected In Deadly 2-State Shooting Spree Arrested
Man Suspected In Deadly 2-State Shooting Spree Arrested

Authorities have captured a man suspected in a shooting spree that left three people dead and three others injured in Maryland and Delaware on Wednesday.

'Repulsive Oaf' Trump Ripped For What He Said To Slain Soldier's Widow
'Repulsive Oaf' Trump Ripped For What He Said To Slain Soldier's Widow

President Donald Trump was slammed on social media overnight for his comments to the grieving widow of a fallen U.S. serviceman.

Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner
Boeing could rebut Airbus deal with new plane, partner

Bombardier's alliance with Airbus creates new hurdles for Boeing, but the US giant could respond by deepening its collaboration with Brazil's Embraer and launching a new aircraft, analysts say. The surprise deal with Airbus was designed to let Bombardier proceed with its C Series program and avert draconian US sanctions that had been ordered in a preliminary Commerce Department decision in response to a Boeing complaint. "Anything that's good for Airbus is bad for Boeing of course," said Jim Corridore, an analyst at CFRA Research, summarizing the reaction of many observers to the Airbus-Bombardier venture.

Donald Trump warns John McCain: 'I fight back, and it won
Donald Trump warns John McCain: 'I fight back, and it won't be pretty'

US President Donald Trump launched into a fresh war of words with a fellow Republican on Tuesday, warning John McCain "I fight back, and it won't be pretty" after the respected senator criticized him in a speech. Speaking on Monday night at an event held to honor his life's achievements, McCain accused Trump of spreading a "half-baked, spurious nationalism." The former presidential candidate and war hero, who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, added the US must not retreat from global leadership nor "find scapegoats (rather) than solve problems." Trump lashed out Tuesday, telling conservative radio host Chris Plante: "People have to be careful...

Mother Burns Her Own Sons to Death by Putting Them in Oven, Cops Say
Mother Burns Her Own Sons to Death by Putting Them in Oven, Cops Say

A Fulton County, Ga., mother-of-four has been charged with murder.

Philippines hunts Malaysian professor set to be regional Isil leader after commanders killed in Marawi
Philippines hunts Malaysian professor set to be regional Isil leader after commanders killed in Marawi

The Philippine army on Tuesday said it was hunting down a Malaysian professor primed to be next Isil leader in Southeast Asia after the terrorist movement's two most senior regional commanders were killed in battle. Isil's Southeast Asia emir, Isnilon Hapilon, and Omarkhayam Maute, leader of the Isil-affiliated Maute group were shot on Monday morning in a surgical operation carried out by Philippine special forces in the besieged southern city of Marawi. The army is in the final stages of liberating the Muslim city in the province of Mindanao after it was invaded by Isil-linked terrorists on May 23, causing 360,000 to flee. President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated on Tuesday,...

Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters
Why the battle over the Iraqi city of Kirkuk matters

BAGHDAD (AP) - Three weeks after Iraq's Kurdish region held a referendum on independence, Iraqi forces entered the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to withdraw. Here's what you need to know:

Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force
Site of IS beheadings in Raqqa seized by Kurdish-led force

BEIRUT (AP) - Raqqa's infamous public square where Islamic State militants used to perform brutal executions and beheadings has been captured Monday by the U.S.-backed Kurdish-led force fighting the extremist group in Syria, as officials say they expect the city to fall "within a few days."

Groundbreaking gravitational wave discovery shows Einstein's brilliance yet again
Groundbreaking gravitational wave discovery shows Einstein's brilliance yet again

Even 100 years after the fact, Albert Einstein is still getting his due.  On Monday, more than a thousand astronomers and physicists around the world celebrated the announcement of a landmark discovery. For the first time, researchers saw the immediate aftermath of the merger of two neutron stars - leftover stellar remnants packed with more mass than our sun but with the diameter as small as the city of Boston. SEE ALSO: Researchers watched as gold was made millions of light-years from Earth Researchers detected both the ripples in space and time sent out by the colliding neutron stars as well as the light signature from the event. This marks the first time a cosmic collision has been...

Trump Says There's 'No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore' One Month Before Enrollment Starts
Trump Says There's 'No Such Thing As Obamacare Anymore' One Month Before Enrollment Starts

President Donald Trump falsely claimed on Monday the Affordable Care Act no longer exists, a statement that follows a long list of actions his administration has taken to undermine the law.

Two most-wanted Isil militants in south-east Asia killed in Philippines 
Two most-wanted Isil militants in south-east Asia killed in Philippines 

Islamic State's emir in Southeast Asia Isnilon Hapilon has been killed in offensive by Philippine troops, the country's defence secretary claimed on Monday. His death deals a blow to Isil's reported ambition to create a regional base to carry out terrorist activities across Asia. Minster Delfin Lorenza said Hapilon had been killed alongside Omar Maute, leader of the Isil-linked Maute group, during a final push to retake the southern Muslim city of Marawi, which has been besieged by Islamist militants since May. "We have received a report from AFP ground commanders in Marawi that the operation…has resulted in the death of the last terrorist leaders Isnilon Hapilon and Omar Maute, and that...

Oil rig explosion near New Orleans
Oil rig explosion near New Orleans

One worker is missing and several others are injured after a massive explosion ripped through an oil rig in Louisiana's Lake Pontchartrain.

Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests
Kenyan opposition leader Odinga, who withdrew from vote re-run, calls for protests

By Joseph Akwiri MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga, who withdrew from a presidential election re-run set for Oct. 26 saying it should only take place once wide-ranging reforms are undertaken, urged his supporters on Sunday to hold protests. Authorities have banned protests in central Nairobi and other hotspots in a bid to keep a lid on mounting political turmoil in the build-up to the repeat vote, in which Odinga had been set to challenge President Uhuru Kenyatta once again. The Supreme Court nullified Kenyatta's victory in the original election on Aug. 8, citing procedural irregularities.

The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)
The F-22 Is the World's Most Lethal Stealth Fighter (And Its About to Get Better)

Like the F-35, the latest F-22s have radar (Synthetic Aperture Radar) and data-links (F-22 has LINK 16), radar warning receivers and targeting technologies. Also, Air Force officials have told Scout Warrior that, by 2019, the service will begin upgrading F-22 functionality for the AIM-120D and AIM-9X Air-to-Air missiles as well as enhanced Air-to-Surface target location capabilities. The F-22 currently carries the AIM-9X Block 1 and the current upgrade will enable carriage of AIM-9X Block 2.

'Final phase' of battle for Raqa as civilians flee under deal

US-backed forces announced Sunday the "final phase" of the battle to retake Syria's Raqa, after the city was evacuated except for foreign Islamic State group fighters and their families. More than 3,000 civilians fled Raqa on Saturday night under an evacuation deal that left just a few hundred foreign IS fighters and some of their relatives in the handful of positions they still hold in their one-time Syrian stronghold. Commanders said the way was now clear for a final assault by the Syrian Democratic Forces, a Kurdish-Arab militia alliance that broke into Raqa in June and has since captured 90 percent of the city.

Sen. Susan Collins: Corker-Trump Twitter feud not
Sen. Susan Collins: Corker-Trump Twitter feud not 'very productive'

Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, joins "This Week" to discuss her decision to stay in the Senate as a key moderate vote.

California 'horror' fires kill at least 40 as area bigger than New York City is reduced to ashes
California 'horror' fires kill at least 40 as area bigger than New York City is reduced to ashes

Fast-moving fires spread by shifting winds forced thousands more Californians to evacuate their homes on Saturday as the death toll from the deadliest blaze recorded in the state's history rose to at least 40, with hundreds of people still missing. More than 10,000 firefighters supported by air tankers and helicopters overhead were battling 16 major wildfires, some encompassing several smaller merged blazes, in areas north of San Francisco that have consumed nearly 214,000 acres (86,000 hectares) over seven days, or roughly 334 square miles (865 sq km) - an area larger than New York City. The 40 confirmed fatalities, including 22 in Sonoma County, already make it the deadliest fire...

Evacuation deal for Isil fighters in Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears
Evacuation deal for Isil fighters in Syria's Raqqa as city's capture nears

A convoy will leave Syria's Raqqa on Saturday under an evacuation deal agreed as a US-backed force battles to seize Isil's last positions in the city. The US-led coalition said the deal for the evacuation would exclude foreign Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isil) fighters, but left unclear whether Syrian jihadists would be able to quit their one-time stronghold. The agreement, reached by local officials, comes after days of talks on a way for the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces to secure the last parts of the city while avoiding further civilian casualties. Earlier Saturday, the US-led coalition said around 100 Isil fighters had surrendered to the SDF in the past 24...

Convoy to leave Syria
Convoy to leave Syria's Raqa under evacuation deal: coalition

A convoy will leave Syria's Raqa on Saturday under an evacuation deal, the US-led coalition said, as a US-backed force battles to seize the Islamic State group's last positions there. The coalition said the deal reached by local officials aimed to avoid civilian casualties and would exclude foreign IS fighters, but made no mention of whether Syrian jihadists would be able to leave. "The arrangement is designed to minimise civilian casualties and purportedly excludes foreign Daesh terrorists as people trapped in the city continue to flee the impending fall of Daesh's so-called capital," the coalition said, using the Arabic acronym for IS.

Syria government forces take town, IS stronghold in east
Syria government forces take town, IS stronghold in east

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian government forces and their allies on Saturday said they seized the town of Mayadeen, an Islamic State stronghold in the country's east, in a major gain in the race for territories previously held by the militant group.

Pakistan
Pakistan's hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain

(This version of the story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman's name) By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping for a fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed. Pakistan and the United States have for years been - at best - uneasy allies in the war against the Taliban and other Islamist extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump said the raid that rescued American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three young children showed that...

California fire toll rises to 33, winds cause concern
California fire toll rises to 33, winds cause concern

The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 33 on Friday as firefighters made some progress in containing the infernos but said intensifying winds were a concern. "We're not out of this emergency, not even close," said Mark Ghilarducci, director of the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. "But we are seeing some progress in areas the fires have impacted," Ghilarducci told a news conference.

The Method To The Moron
The Method To The Moron's Madness

WASHINGTON ― The conventional wisdom about President Donald Trump is clear enough: He's an infantile, ignorant moron surrounded by a shrinking political base, a phalanx of enemies who used to be friends, and more investigators than the FBI Academy.

Suspect in 4 Ohio slayings arrested while walking along road
Suspect in 4 Ohio slayings arrested while walking along road

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Unarmed, worn out and ready to give up, the suspect in the fatal shootings of three adult relatives and a 7-year-old boy didn't try to flee when officers arrested him Friday as he walked along a road in far southern Ohio, a sheriff said.

Pakistan
Pakistan's hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain

By Drazen Jorgic and Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed. Pakistan and the United States have for years been - at best - uneasy allies in the war against the Taliban and other Islamist extremists. U.S. President Donald Trump said the raid that rescued American Caitlan Campbell, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three young children showed that Pakistan had started to "respect the United States again" in response to his...

Officials Couldn't Believe How Botched Jared Kushner's Clearance Forms Were
Officials Couldn't Believe How Botched Jared Kushner's Clearance Forms Were

Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior advisor, made so many omissions on the security clearance forms he submitted that the governmental body responsible for reviewing them is incredulous.

The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths
The Latest: California wildfires bring record 31 deaths

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein raped her, calls out Amazon head Jeff Bezos
Rose McGowan claims Harvey Weinstein raped her, calls out Amazon head Jeff Bezos

After Twitter suspended her account, Rose McGowan returned to the social media platform on Thursday afternoon and revealed that Harvey Weinstein allegedly raped her. The actress, who had been named in the New York Times' initial Oct. 5 exposé as having reached a settlement with Weinstein in 1997, slammed Amazon chief Jeff Bezos in a string of explosive tweets for allegedly ignoring her claims, despite her telling Bezos' Amazon Studios head "over and over" that the rape had indeed occurred.

Emma Thompson Thinks There Are Many More Harvey Weinsteins In Hollywood
Emma Thompson Thinks There Are Many More Harvey Weinsteins In Hollywood

Emma Thompson is joining a chorus of famous actresses condemning Harvey Weinstein in the wake of the many allegations of sexual assault and harassment leveled against him.

North American hostage family freed from Taliban captivity after five years
North American hostage family freed from Taliban captivity after five years

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been rescued after five years held hostage by a militant group with links to the Taliban. Caitlan Coleman, 31, gave birth to three children while held in captivity by the Haqqani network, along with her 34-year-old husband Joshua Boyle. According to a statement from Pakistan's army, they were freed as militants brought them into the country from Afghanistan, following a tip-off on their location from US intelligence. Donald Trump yesterday hailed the rescue. "Pakistani co-operation," said the US President, "is a sign that it is honouring America's wishes for it to do more to provide security in the region." Last night...

Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes
Pope to visit Myanmar as anti-Rohingya hatred seethes

Pope Francis will push for peace during his visit to Myanmar, a church official said Thursday, a trip that plunges the pontiff into the centre of a simmering religious conflict which has sparked an exodus of Muslim Rohingya. Myanmar's western Rakhine state has been torn apart by communal violence, sending more than 520,000 Rohingya racing over to neighbouring Bangladesh since late August. The leader of the world's Catholics will visit both nations on a highly charged trip in late November -- although there are currently no plans to visit strife-torn Rakhine or the refugee camps in Bangladesh.

The Latest: Entire California town ordered to evacuate fire
The Latest: Entire California town ordered to evacuate fire

SONOMA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on wildfires in California (all times local):

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