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Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years - sources
Exclusive: U.S. Steel workers set to get biggest pay raise in years - sources

Wages were frozen in the last contract, which ended on Sept. 1, as the Pittsburgh-based company was suffering losses from a slump in the domestic steel prices. Trump's restrictive trade policy, coupled with a strong economy, has sent domestic steel prices soaring, helping U.S. Steel post a near 60 percent increase in pretax profits in the June quarter. The deal, which needs to be ratified by 16,000 workers across the country, comes days after U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross called steelmakers to share the profits from high steel prices with their workers.

Donald Trump Calls Stormy Daniels 'Horseface' In Latest Attack On A Woman's Appearance
Donald Trump Calls Stormy Daniels 'Horseface' In Latest Attack On A Woman's Appearance

President Donald Trump called Stormy Daniels "Horseface" on Tuesday,

California Students Allegedly Gave Out Cookies Baked With Their Grandparents' Ashes
California Students Allegedly Gave Out Cookies Baked With Their Grandparents' Ashes

Authorities said a motive was not clear.

Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing
Leading U.S. senator accuses Saudi prince of ordering Khashoggi killing

Many members of the U.S. Congress, which has long had a testy relationship with ally Saudi Arabia, have issued strong criticism of the kingdom since Khashoggi's disappearance at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. Graham put the blame directly on the crown prince, who is known by his initials, MbS, and said he planned to share his views with the president and advocate suspending arms sales. "Nothing happens in Saudi Arabia without MbS knowing it," he said in an interview with Fox News.

North Korea releases South Korean after illegal border crossing

North Korea released a South Korean who illegally crossed the border into the North, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Tuesday, as relations between the two sides show a steady thaw. A 60-year-old man who entered North Korea last month was repatriated through the truce village of Panmunjom in the demilitarized zone, the ministry said. All South Korean nationals are required to seek approval from the ministry before contacting North Koreans or traveling to the North.  The ministry said it was investigating how and why the man reached the North, thanking Pyongyang for returning him "from a humanitarian standpoint".

Thai police dismiss British woman
Thai police dismiss British woman's rape allegation

BANGKOK (AP) - Police in Thailand said Tuesday that they have dismissed a 19-year-old British tourist's claim that she was raped on a Thai resort island after their investigation revealed no supporting evidence.

Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65
Microsoft co-founder, investor, philanthropist Allen dead at 65

Paul Allen, who founded Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s and later went on to become an investor, philanthropist and sports team owner, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer at age 65. While most knew Paul Allen as a technologist and philanthropist, for us he was a much loved brother and uncle, and an exceptional friend," Allen's sister Jody said in a statement announcing his death. In recent years, Allen was known as the owner of the NFL's Seattle Seahawks and the NBA's Portland Trail Blazers, and part owner of the Major League Soccer team the Seattle Sounders, along with a variety of business and charitable ventures.

In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane
In Florida, a slow wait for news on hurricane's death toll

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - In Florida, a grim task is unwinding slowly: Finding out many people were killed in Hurricane Michael.

Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op: reports
Saudi considers admitting Khashoggi died in botched op: reports

Saudi Arabia is considering an admission that journalist Jamal Khashoggi died during an interrogation that went wrong, US media reported on Monday. Khashoggi, a Saudi national and US resident who became increasingly critical of powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom's Istanbul consulate to sort out marriage paperwork on October 2. Turkish officials have said they believe he was killed, a claim Saudi Arabia denies.

Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official
Trump sends Pompeo to Riyadh over Khashoggi; Saudis may blame official

Trump dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to meet King Salman over the case that has strained the Americans' relationship with the Saudis, carefully cultivated by the U.S. president. Khashoggi, a U.S. resident, Washington Post columnist and leading critic of the powerful Saudi crown prince, Mohammed bin Salman, vanished after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago to get marriage documents. Turkish officials say they believe he was murdered there and his body removed.

Trump Faces the Khashoggi Affair
Trump Faces the Khashoggi Affair

Donald Trump will probably try to do the minimum required to quiet the uproar over Jamal Khashoggi.

State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats
State of Play: Tightening Arizona race threatens Democrats' slim Senate hopes

By James Oliphant PHOENIX, Ariz. (Reuters) - For most of this year, Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona has run what has been viewed widely as one of the best races in the nation. But with less than a month to go to Election Day, there are doubts whether she can make it across the finish line. Her matchup with Republican Martha McSally appears to be tightening at the same time that some voters are casting their ballots with the start of early voting in the state. ...

Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador
Martyr priest, now Saint Romero, challenged power in El Salvador

(The Oct. 1 story corrects to reflect country of birth was El Salvador, not Honduras) By Nelson Renteria SAN SALVADOR (Reuters) - In 1980, a day after urging El Salvador's military to halt a string of abuses that would inflame a 12-year civil war in the impoverished country, Salvadoran Archbishop Oscar Romero was shot dead while leading Mass. His homilies had blasted the U.S.-backed military dictatorship while voicing solidarity with the poor, making him a Latin American human rights icon. Romero critiqued the military government and armed leftist groups alike.

Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponent's face with golf spikes
Pennsylvania Republican candidate threatens to stomp on opponent's face with golf spikes

The Republican candidate for governor of Pennsylvania threatened to stomp on the face of his Democratic opponent in a social media video on Friday and then walked back his comments, saying he made a mistake in his choice of words. Republican Scott Wagner is trailing well behind incumbent Democrat Tom Wolf in the polls ahead of the Nov. 6 election, and the video posted on Wagner's campaign Facebook page was part of an acrimonious battle in one of most populous US states. "Governor Wolf, let me tell you what, between now and Nov. 6, you'd better put a catcher's mask on your face because I'm going to stomp all over your face with golf spikes," Mr Wagner said in the video. A...

IMF chief
IMF chief 'horrified' by Khashoggi case, still plans Saudi trip

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Saturday she was "horrified" by reports about the fate of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi but still plans to attend an economic meeting in Riyadh this month. As questions swirl over the fate of Khashoggi -- a Saudi critic who has not been seen since he walked into the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul on October 2 -- some big business names and media outlets have pulled out of the Kingdom's second Future Investment Initiative.

After balking, Kansas parade won
After balking, Kansas parade won't bar Kobach's replica gun

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Organizers of a small-town Kansas parade decided Friday night that they won't stop Republican candidate Kris Kobach from having a replica machine gun on a jeep after initially objecting to a key symbol of his campaign for governor and support for gun rights.

Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official
Rocket failure astronauts will go back into space - Russian official

Dmitry Rogozin, the head of Russian space agency Roscosmos, was speaking a day after Russian cosmonaut Alexei Ovchinin and American Nick Hague made a dramatic emergency landing in Kazakhstan after the failure of the Soyuz rocket carrying them to the orbital ISS. Russia is now under pressure to prove its space program is safe and received a boost on Friday when NASA administrator Jim Bridenstine said he had full confidence in Russian-made Soyuz rockets and expected U.S. astronauts to fly on them again.

Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal
Canada makes final preparations before cannabis becomes legal

Canada will soon become the second country in the world to legalize cannabis -- with the provinces left to work out the details of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's landmark measure. From October 17, Canadians will be allowed to grow, possess and consume marijuana for recreational purposes -- five years after Uruguay passed pioneering legislation on the issue. A $400 million tax revenue windfall is forecast as a result -- with the provinces, municipalities and federal government all getting a slice.

Photos taken after Russian rocket failure prove that human spaceflight is never routine
Photos taken after Russian rocket failure prove that human spaceflight is never routine

I never want to understand the kind of fear that the families of NASA astronaut Nick Hague and Russian cosmonaut Alexey Ovchinin experienced in the wee hours of Thursday morning.  Both crewmembers were aboard a Russian-made Soyuz rocket bound for a six-month stay on the International Space Station when their rocket malfunctioned, forcing an abort of the mission and sending Hague and Ovchinin on an extreme ride back to Earth within the crew capsule.  Hague and Ovchinin are safely back on Earth after the abort, during which they likely experienced the force of seven times Earth's gravity.  SEE ALSO: NASA video shows looming Hurricane Michael from space New photos posted by NASA show...

'Apocalyptic:' 1 Florida town demolished by Michael

MEXICO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - The small Gulf Coast community of Mexico Beach was known as a slice of Old Florida.

U.S. tightens controls on China imports of nuclear components
U.S. tightens controls on China imports of nuclear components

Last month, U.S. President Donald Trump imposed tariffs on nearly $200 billion of Chinese imports and then threatened more levies if China retaliated. China then hit back with tariffs on about $60 billion of U.S. imports. Washington announced the nuclear technology controls a day after the U.S. Justice Department said it had arrested and indicted a spy for China's Ministry of State Security on charges of economic espionage.

Washington State ends
Washington State ends 'arbitrary, racially biased' death penalty

The Supreme Court in the northwestern US state of Washington on Thursday ended use of the "racially biased" death penalty and immediately converted all death sentences to life imprisonment. Washington, where there have been no executions since 2010, becomes the 20th state in which executions are banned. The death penalty is not unconstitutional "per se," but it is "invalid because it is imposed in an arbitrary and racially biased manner," the state's top court unanimously ruled.

Britain follows America and grounds its F-35 jets to check for faulty fuel tube
Britain follows America and grounds its F-35 jets to check for faulty fuel tube

Britain was forced to ground all 16 of its new F-35 fighter jets after the US government discovered that a faulty fuel tube was behind a crash last month.  Checks were being carried out to see whether the F-35s, the most advanced fighter jet ever created, have the same tubes as those which were used in the plane which went down.  The US government announced on Thursday that flights of the jet would be paused as a precaution, prompting Britain and other military allies such as Israel to follow suit.  It is an embarrassing development for the F-35 programme, the largest and most expensive weapons project of its type in the world.  The planes are designed to be the next generation of fighter...

Michelle Obama Reveals What Really Happened During Her Sweet Exchange With George W. Bush
Michelle Obama Reveals What Really Happened During Her Sweet Exchange With George W. Bush

Remember the candy George W. Bush gave to Michelle Obama at John McCain's funeral? There's more. She shares the hilarious story.

Ethiopian PM reaches agreement with soldiers demanding pay rises: TV
Ethiopian PM reaches agreement with soldiers demanding pay rises: TV

Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed reached an agreement on Wednesday with several hundred soldiers who had marched on his office to demand pay rises and were invited in to see him, state television (ETV) reported. ETV said the meeting had ended with "an agreement", but did not give details of the outcome. In addition to asking for pay rises, the soldiers asked Abiy to "review the structure and operations of the military", ETV said.

Even 'Non-Toxic' Nail Polish May Contain Harmful Chemicals, Study Says
Even 'Non-Toxic' Nail Polish May Contain Harmful Chemicals, Study Says

You might not know what's in your bottle

15 Saudi reporters arrested in past year: press freedom group
15 Saudi reporters arrested in past year: press freedom group

At least 15 Saudi journalists and bloggers have been arrested over the past year, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) said on Wednesday, following the disappearance of Saudi columnist Jamal Khashoggi. "In most cases, their arrests have never been officially confirmed and no official has ever said where they are being held or what they are charged with," RSF, which defends press freedom around the world, said in a statement. Cases included that of Saleh al-Shihi, a journalist whose arrest was only confirmed in February when his family learned he had been sentenced to five years in prison, RSF said.

'Buckle Up Buttercup': Michael Avenatti Tells Donald Trump Jr. To Get Ready For Prison
'Buckle Up Buttercup': Michael Avenatti Tells Donald Trump Jr. To Get Ready For Prison

Donald Trump Jr. tried to make a joke linking disgraced former Democratic

Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut
Kavanaugh makes US Supreme Court debut

New US Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh dove into his new job Tuesday, shrugging off the controversy over his nomination and firing off a handful of questions at his first hearing, a case on prison reform. A handful of protesters rallied outside the court in opposition to the conservative justice, who was confirmed on Saturday by the Senate by a razor-thin margin after weeks of partisan rancor. "We will not forget!" the group shouted -- a reference to the accusations of sexual assault that threatened to derail Kavanaugh's nomination, allegations that the 53-year-old strongly denied.

Israel must continue Syria strikes despite S-300 delivery: Netanyahu
Israel must continue Syria strikes despite S-300 delivery: Netanyahu

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he told Russia's vice premier in talks on Tuesday that Israel must continue to hit hostile targets in neighbouring Syria, despite Moscow's decision to equip Damascus with advanced air defence missiles. Netanyahu said at a press conference that he told Maxim Akimov in talks in Jerusalem that Israel would continue to fight what it says are Iranian attempts to entrench itself militarily in Syria and channel advanced weaponry to its Lebanese ally, Hezbollah.

Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh
Trump apologizes to Kavanaugh 'on behalf of the nation'

Justice Brett Kavanaugh will begin hearing cases on the Supreme Court as he promises to be "an independent and impartial justice." ABC News' Stephanie Ramos reports.

Heidi Heitkamp, Vulnerable Dem In A Red State, Explains Why She Voted 'No' On Kavanaugh
Heidi Heitkamp, Vulnerable Dem In A Red State, Explains Why She Voted 'No' On Kavanaugh

As one of the most vulnerable Democrats up for re-election and a potential

Stormy Daniels Details Her Weird Airport Run-In With Michael Cohen
Stormy Daniels Details Her Weird Airport Run-In With Michael Cohen

Adult film star Stormy Daniels had a brief, but strange airport encounter with

'Complicit' Mike Pence Blasted Over 'Freedom Of The Press' Defense Tweet
'Complicit' Mike Pence Blasted Over 'Freedom Of The Press' Defense Tweet

Vice President Mike Pence faced accusations of hypocrisy on Monday night after

Brazil's Haddad says presidential runoff will pit neo-liberalism against social gains

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazil's Workers Party (PT) presidential candidate Fernando Haddad said on Monday that the runoff race for the country's top office would pit his party's history of strong social programs against the neoliberal economic model pushed by far-right rival Jair Bolsonaro. Haddad made the comments during a news conference streamed on his Facebook page, during which he also said he would seek to rally all "democratic forces" around his campaign to beat Bolsonaro, a former army captain who has long praised the country's past dictatorship. ...

Bolsonaro Election Effect Turns Brazil
Bolsonaro Election Effect Turns Brazil's Congress on Its Head

Bolsonaro's party, the PSL, jumped from eight seats to 52 in the lower house, while the Workers' Party of Fernando Haddad, the runner-up, lost five seats to 56. As a result, Bolsonaro would have good chances to form a significant majority in Congress were he to win the runoff on Oct. 28.

Women aren't united against Kavanaugh. That's a dangerous myth
Women aren't united against Kavanaugh. That's a dangerous myth

After all was said and done in the Senate hearings for US supreme court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, before the vote decided the fate of Roe v Wade and many other progressive agendas, my friends kept putting their faith in female senators. Yes, the Republicans control the Senate and this is Trump's nominee, but they have six women serving as senators, and how could any woman not be moved by the testimony of Dr Christine Blasey Ford? How could the senators not feel a stronger solidarity with their gender than their party?

A look at the campaign proposals made by Brazil
A look at the campaign proposals made by Brazil's Bolsonaro

RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - Far-right congressman Jair Bolsonaro won the first round of Brazil's presidential race Sunday, doing far better than polls predicted and coming just shy of an outright victory. In the weeks ahead of an Oct. 28 runoff against former Sao Paulo mayor Fernando Haddad, Bolsonaro's main proposals are sure to come under much scrutiny.

The Latest: Pompeo sees
The Latest: Pompeo sees 'significant progress' with NKorea

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) - The Latest on U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's trip to Asia (all times local):

Syrian president says Russia-Turkey Idlib deal
Syrian president says Russia-Turkey Idlib deal 'temporary'

BEIRUT (AP) - Syrian President Bashar Assad said Sunday that the Russian-Turkish deal to avert a military offensive in the northwestern province of Idlib is a "temporary one" that prevented bloodshed but that his government's goal is to restore control over all of Syria.

Germany denies it plans to fly migrants back to Italy
Germany denies it plans to fly migrants back to Italy

MILAN/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Sunday denied an Italian newspaper report that it planned to fly migrants back to Italy, after the allegation drew a threat from Italy's Interior Minister to refuse landing permission to unauthorised planes carrying asylum seekers. La Repubblica reported on Saturday that Germany's refugee agency had sent "dozens of letters" to migrants advising them of a planned transfer back to Italy, possibly via charter flights. Interior Minister Matteo Salvini said on Sunday Italy would close its airports to any planes carrying migrants from Germany or any other EU country, ratcheting up a dispute among the bloc's 28 members over how to share responsibility for...

Over $1 Million Raised In 24 Hours After Susan Collins Announced Support For Kavanaugh
Over $1 Million Raised In 24 Hours After Susan Collins Announced Support For Kavanaugh

In the day after Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) threw her support behind

The Kremlin Hates America's 'Malignant Feminism,' Loves Brett Kavanaugh
The Kremlin Hates America's 'Malignant Feminism,' Loves Brett Kavanaugh

Just like President Donald Trump, the Kremlin-owned media in Russia are wild

'Jersey Shore's' Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Gets 8 Months For Tax Evasion
'Jersey Shore's' Mike 'The Situation' Sorrentino Gets 8 Months For Tax Evasion

"Jersey Shore" star Mike Sorrentino was sentenced Friday to eight months in

Ford to cut global workforce
Ford to cut global workforce

Ford unveiled plans to reduce its workforce worldwide, without specifying the extent of the plan.

Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial Philosophy Apparently Doesn't Apply To His Own Words
Brett Kavanaugh's Judicial Philosophy Apparently Doesn't Apply To His Own Words

Last week, two people testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Of the

Senate advances vote on Supreme Court nominee
Senate advances vote on Supreme Court nominee

After a delay for a supplemental FBI investigation, the Supreme Court voted this morning to advance the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019: NASA
First SpaceX mission with astronauts set for June 2019: NASA

NASA has announced the first crewed flight by a SpaceX rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) is expected to take place in June 2019. It will be the first manned US launch to the orbiting research laboratory since the space shuttle program was retired in 2011, forcing US astronauts to hitch costly rides aboard Russian Soyuz spacecraft. A flight on Boeing spacecraft is set to follow in August 2019.

Nobel for Nadia Murad
Nobel for Nadia Murad 'honour for all Iraqis': president

New Iraqi President Barham Saleh Friday hailed the awarding of the Nobel Peace Prize to a Yazidi, Nadia Murad, calling it "an honour for all Iraqis who fought terrorism and bigotry". In a tweet, Saleh said he had spoken with Murad to congratulate her, saying the prize was "an acknowledgement of (the) tragic plight" of the religious minority and "recognition for her courage in defending human rights of victims of terror & sexual violence". Murad, the first Iraqi to become a Nobel peace laureate, was also congratulated by the country's outgoing Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi and his intended successor Adel Abdel Mahdi.

UN seeks $50.5 million for
UN seeks $50.5 million for 'immediate' Indonesia disaster aid

Nations unies (Etats-Unis) (AFP) - The United Nations said Friday it is seeking $50.5 million "for immediate relief" to help victims of the devastating quake and tsunami in Indonesia. Hardest-hit was Palu city on Sulawesi island, which was left in ruins after it was struck by a powerful quake and a wall of water that reduced whole neighborhoods to piles of wood and twisted metal. According to UN estimates, 65,000 homes have suffered some form of damage, a figure that includes 10,000 homes "completely destroyed by the tsunami" and 15,000 homes severely damaged by the earthquake.

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