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Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space
Orbital ATK launches eighth cargo mission to space

Orbital ATK's barrel-shaped Cygnus cargo ship launched atop an Antares rocket at 7:19 am (1219 GMT), a day after a last-second delay due to an unexpected aircraft in the area. "Five, four, three, two, one and we have ignition," said Orbital ATK's mission control operator, as the rocket's engines lit up the chilly, gray morning and cheers erupted from spectators near the launch site. The mission is the eighth for Orbital ATK, which has a $1.9 billion contract with NASA to resupply the orbiting outpost.

Lawyers for former Trump aide Flynn call allegations outrageous, false
Lawyers for former Trump aide Flynn call allegations outrageous, false

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Attorneys representing Mike Flynn, a former aide to President Donald Trump, said on Friday a Wall Street Journal report about their client that included allegations "ranging from kidnapping to bribery" was "outrageous" and "false." Robert Kelner, Stephen Anthony and Brian Smith said that out of respect for the various investigations into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign, they had avoided responding to "every rumor or allegation raised in the media. ...

Latest: Doctor: Church attack injured were
Latest: Doctor: Church attack injured were 'amazingly brave'

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (AP) - The Latest on the church shooting in Texas (all times local):

Florida senator accused of groping removed as budget chair
Florida senator accused of groping removed as budget chair

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - A Florida senator accused by six women of groping or making demeaning comments about their bodies was removed from his powerful position as budget chairman on Monday.

Two legal petitions filed to challenge Kenyan election, again
Two legal petitions filed to challenge Kenyan election, again

Kenya's Supreme Court received two petitions Monday to overturn the result of last month's presidential election, which was already a re-run poll ordered by the court after it annulled an earlier vote in August. In a flurry of legal activity before the midnight deadline to challenge the October 26 vote, the Supreme Court also received a petition to declare opposition leader Raila Odinga guilty of electoral offences linked to his boycott of the re-run. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta won the election with 98 percent.

GOP Tax Bill Mostly Benefits The Wealthy, Tax Policy Center Finds
GOP Tax Bill Mostly Benefits The Wealthy, Tax Policy Center Finds

WASHINGTON ― The richest 1 percent of Americans would reap 48 percent of the benefits of Republican tax reform legislation, according to a new analysis by the nonpartisan Tax Policy Center.

Apple tax avoidance plan laid bare in leaked documents
Apple tax avoidance plan laid bare in leaked documents

Apple shifted much of its offshore wealth in the face of a tax crackdown on a haven it had in Ireland, according to reporting Monday on the Paradise Papers on the iPhone maker's tax strategy. After the US technology colossus stated publicly in 2013 that it was paying its proper share of taxes, it moved the bulk of its untaxed overseas cash to the Channel Islands jurisdiction Jersey, the New York Times and BBC reported based on a once-secret cache of documents referred to as the Paradise Papers. The documents shared with some media outlets by the US-based International Consortium of Investigative Journalists has exposed tactics the wealthy and powerful have used to avoid taxes.

42 Skinny Soups To Help You Survive Winter
42 Skinny Soups To Help You Survive Winter

What We Know About the Gun Used in the Texas Church Shooting
What We Know About the Gun Used in the Texas Church Shooting

It's a variant of the popular AR-15 rifle

Mass Shootings In America Are Becoming More Common -- And More Deadly
Mass Shootings In America Are Becoming More Common -- And More Deadly

Orlando, Las Vegas, Sutherland Springs: three of the worst mass shootings in modern U.S. history all happened in the past 17 months.

Netanyahu signals Gaza militant bodies to be bargaining chips
Netanyahu signals Gaza militant bodies to be bargaining chips

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu signalled Monday Israel would use the bodies of Palestinian militants as bargaining chips to retrieve the remains of soldiers believed held by Gaza's Hamas rulers. Israel blew up a tunnel stretching from the Gaza Strip into its territory last week, leaving at least 12 militants dead. On Sunday, Israel announced they were in possession of the bodies of five of them, members of the Islamic Jihad.

Hezbollah: Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia
Hezbollah: Lebanon PM forced to resign by Saudi Arabia

BEIRUT (AP) - The head of Lebanon's powerful militant group Hezbollah accused Saudi Arabia Sunday of forcing the country's prime minister to resign after less than a year in his post, as Bahrain ordered its citizens in Lebanon to "leave immediately" and banned travel there.

Jared Kushner Keeps Failing To Disclose Connections With Russians
Jared Kushner Keeps Failing To Disclose Connections With Russians

WASHINGTON ― Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, failed to disclose business ties to a Russian oligarch whose deep pockets helped Russian government institutions invest in Facebook and Twitter.

Ohio pair charged with securing child to bed with duct tape

EAST CLEVELAND, Ohio (AP) - The parents of a 6-year-old boy have been charged criminally after the boy told police his mother sometimes bound his arms and legs with tape to secure him to a bed in the basement of their home outside of Cleveland.

The Latest: Fire officials release tapes from mass shooting
The Latest: Fire officials release tapes from mass shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The Latest on the investigation into the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local):

Here's What You Need To Know About The Phrase 'Allahu Akbar'
Here's What You Need To Know About The Phrase 'Allahu Akbar'

"Allahu akbar" is an Arabic phrase that translates to "God is greater."

Father Storms School and Holds First Grade Teacher Hostage for Hours Before He
Father Storms School and Holds First Grade Teacher Hostage for Hours Before He's Fatally Shot by Police

A tense hostage standoff ended Tuesday night when a SWAT team stormed a San Diego elementary school, fatally shooting a parent who had barricaded himself in a classroom with a 70-year-old teacher for nearly seven hours, PEOPLE confirms

The Latest: 3 killed in shooting at Colorado Walmart
The Latest: 3 killed in shooting at Colorado Walmart

THORNTON, Colo. (AP) - The Latest on a shooting at a suburban Denver Walmart (all times local):

Colorado shooting: Two dead and one injured at Walmart in Thornton
Colorado shooting: Two dead and one injured at Walmart in Thornton

At least two people are dead and one injured in a shooting inside a Walmart in a Denver suburb, local police said. Police in Thornton, Colorado, said two men had died and one woman had been taken to hospital after the shooting. It was not clear if an assailant had been taken into custody. Thornton is about 10 miles (16 km) northeast of Denver. Officer Victor Avila of the Thornton Police Department, had earlier said there were "multiple parties down".  The store had been "self-evacuated" by customers and employees who fled following the gunfire, Avila said. Police said on Twitter that it was no longer an active shooter situation, but there was an active crime scene. PIO...

The Latest: Russian long-range bombers strike IS in Syria

BEIRUT (AP) - The Latest on the Syrian conflict (all times local):

White House defends Kelly's civil war remarks and calls criticism 'outrageous'
White House defends Kelly's civil war remarks and calls criticism 'outrageous'

The White House on Tuesday stood by chief of staff John Kelly's defense of Confederate monuments and his assertion that a failure to compromise led to the American civil war. In an interview with Laura Ingraham on Monday night, Kelly suggested that both the Union and the Confederacy acted in "good faith" and "made their stand where their conscience had them make their stand".

Here's the little-known history behind Duchess Kate's sapphire blue engagement ring
Here's the little-known history behind Duchess Kate's sapphire blue engagement ring

Duchess Kate's blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring still rings every bit iconic to this day.

Kenyan opposition leader calls for petitions against vote won by Kenyatta
Kenyan opposition leader calls for petitions against vote won by Kenyatta

By Katharine Houreld and Ed Cropley NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan opposition leader Raila Odinga on Tuesday called for pickets and petitions against an election he boycotted last week won by President Uhuru Kenyatta but stopped short of appealing for mass protests or announcing a court challenge to the result. Odinga pulled out of the vote saying it would be unfair because the election board had failed to implement reforms after the Supreme Court cited procedural irregularities and annulled an Aug. 8 vote that had been won by Kenyatta. Odinga said the Oct. 26 result would not stand but did not announce measures likely to overturn it or force the government to negotiate.

Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration
Spain sacks Catalan government after independence declaration

By Sam Edwards and Angus MacSwan BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - The Madrid government sacked Catalonia's president and dismissed its parliament on Friday, hours after the region declared itself an independent nation in Spain's gravest political crisis since the return of democracy four decades ago. A new regional election will be held in Catalonia on Dec. 21, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said in a televised address on a day of high drama. As well as removing Carles Puigdemont as head of the autonomous region, he also fired its police chief and said central government ministries would take over the Catalan administration.

Texas district attorney overseeing biker cases seeks recusal
Texas district attorney overseeing biker cases seeks recusal

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) - The Texas district attorney prosecuting bikers allegedly involved in a 2015 shootout with police in Waco asked for his office to be recused from the case of a biker scheduled to stand trial Nov. 6.

U.S. belatedly begins to comply with Russia sanctions law
U.S. belatedly begins to comply with Russia sanctions law

The U.S. State Department on Thursday said it had belatedly begun informing Congress and others about groups associated with the Russian intelligence and defense sectors as required under a 2017 law tightening sanctions on Russia. The Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act, which became law on Aug. 2, among other things imposes sanctions on Russia to punish Moscow because U.S. intelligence agencies concluded Russia carried out a hacking and propaganda campaign to meddle in the 2016 U.S. presidential election. The law calls on the president to impose sanctions on anyone he identifies as having engaged "in a significant transaction with a person that is part of, or...

Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: Pentagon
Second U.S. military team was in vicinity of Niger ambush: Pentagon

The Pentagon said on Thursday there was a second U.S. military team in the vicinity of an ambush in Niger earlier this month that killed four U.S. soldiers. The ambush, which U.S. officials believe was carried out by a local Islamic State affiliate, has thrown a spotlight on the U.S. counterterrorism mission in the West African country. "There are other teams that operate in Niger, there was one that had something to do with this operation," said Lieutenant General Kenneth McKenzie, joint staff director.

How to Read (And Actually Understand) the Boatload of Documents Released on JFK's Assassination
How to Read (And Actually Understand) the Boatload of Documents Released on JFK's Assassination

Conspiracy theorists, get excited for answers to your burning questions.

Trump Officially Declares Opioid Crisis An Emergency 2 Months After Saying He Would
Trump Officially Declares Opioid Crisis An Emergency 2 Months After Saying He Would

President Donald Trump on Thursday formally declared a public health emergency for the opioid crisis, an action that has been more than two months in the making.

Anna Faris Gets Candid About Those Jennifer Lawrence Cheating Rumors
Anna Faris Gets Candid About Those Jennifer Lawrence Cheating Rumors

Anna Faris opens up about life in the spotlight with ex Chris Pratt in her new memoir, Unqualified, including those cheating rumors involving him and Jennifer Lawrence.

The Latest: Thai royals lead funeral procession for king
The Latest: Thai royals lead funeral procession for king

BANGKOK (AP) - The Latest on the funeral of Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej (POO-mee-pon AH-dun-yaa-det) (all times local):

More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria
More than 73,000 Puerto Ricans flee for Florida after Hurricane Maria

More than 73,000 people have fled emergency conditions at home for Florida since Hurricane Maria devastated the US territory in the Caribbean. "As of October 3, 2017, more than 73,000 individuals arrived in Florida from Puerto Rico through Miami International Airport, Orlando International Airport and the Everglades Port," a statement from the office of Governor Rick Scott said. The hurricane hit the island September 20, but Puerto Rican arrivals in Florida are being recorded from October 3, a spokesman for Florida Governor Rick Scott told AFP.

What Happened to Sherri Papini? New Details Emerge
What Happened to Sherri Papini? New Details Emerge

Authorities found DNA from a man and a woman, even though Sherri Papini said two women had kidnapped her last November.

You Still Can't Sue Your Bank. So What Can You Do?
You Still Can't Sue Your Bank. So What Can You Do?

The Senate's recent vote to let forced-arbitration language remain in consumer contracts with banks and other financial institutions means that consumers will continue to have limited legal optio...

The Latest: Opposition supporters burn tires, protest polls
The Latest: Opposition supporters burn tires, protest polls

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - The Latest on Kenya's election (all times local):

Rights group warns black travelers against American Airlines
Rights group warns black travelers against American Airlines

A leading US civil rights group is warning black travelers against flying on American Airlines, saying that they could face "disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe" treatment. "In light of these confrontations, we have today taken the action of issuing national advisory alerting travelers -- especially African Americans -- to exercise caution, in that booking and boarding flights on American Airlines could subject them disrespectful, discriminatory or unsafe conditions," it said.

Why a Nuclear War Between America and North Korea Is Very Possible
Why a Nuclear War Between America and North Korea Is Very Possible

It has maybe 60 nuclear bombs already, ICBMs to put US mainland cities within range and the technology to miniaturize nuclear warheads for increased range. Solid fuelled launchers and 100-odd nuclear facilities and assets hidden in deep mountain recesses give it strategic depth against 'surgical' strikes.

A Protester Shouts
A Protester Shouts 'Trump is Treason' at President Trump

A Protester Shouts "Trump is Treason" at President Trump

The Final JFK Assassination Documents Are About to Drop. Here
The Final JFK Assassination Documents Are About to Drop. Here's What to Know

Thursday is a date that, for 25 years, has loomed large on the calendars of the curious: Oct. 26, 2017, the final deadline for the release of all government records pertaining to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in 1963

World leaders know Donald Trump often lies, Republican Senator Bob Corker says in astonishing attack 
World leaders know Donald Trump often lies, Republican Senator Bob Corker says in astonishing attack 

World leaders know much of what Donald Trump says "is untrue", a senior Republican senator has said in an astonishing attack on the US President.  Bob Corker,  the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said that Mr Trump's presidency would be remembered for the "debasement" of the country. He said that Mr Trump's "constant non-truth telling" means he is lowering the office of the presidency and failing to be a role model for children. Mr Corker also said he would not support Mr Trump if he ran for the White House again and declined to say he trusted the President with nuclear weapons. The outburst marks the most heated attack by a Republican Senator on Mr Trump since he...

Megyn Kelly Reveals She Complained To Fox News About Bill O'Reilly
Megyn Kelly Reveals She Complained To Fox News About Bill O'Reilly

Bill O'Reilly says the recent New York Times report that he settled a sexual harassment suit for $32 million shortly before Fox News offered him a $100 million contract extension is "false, defamatory" and "another smear article."

Switzerland: 8 people hurt during ax attack in small town
Switzerland: 8 people hurt during ax attack in small town

BERLIN (AP) - Eight people were hurt, at least one of them seriously, during an ax attack in a small Swiss town that ended with the suspect's arrest, police said Monday.

Indonesia military chief
Indonesia military chief 'free to travel to US': embassy

Indonesia's military chief is free to travel to the United States, the US embassy said Monday, after the general was apparently stopped as he tried to board a flight. Jakarta has demanded an explanation for the incident after General Gatot Nurmantyo -- who is believed to harbour presidential ambitions -- was refused boarding in Jakarta by the US Customs and Border Protection agency. Nurmantyo had been invited to Washington by the chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff General Joseph F. Dunford, America's highest-ranking military officer, where he was due to attend a conference.

Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran
Tillerson woos Gulf allies in push to undercut Iran

Top US diplomat Rex Tillerson pursued efforts to curb Tehran's influence in talks with his country's Gulf allies Sunday, demanding that Iran pare down its involvement in Iraq as the fight against the Islamic State group draws to a close. Tillerson's visit to the Gulf, his third as secretary of state, also aims at persuading Qatar and a rival Saudi led-alliance to open the door to dialogue -- a goal he said had come to a deadlock Sunday.

'The only way' of dealing with British Islamic State fighters is to kill them in almost every case, minister says
'The only way' of dealing with British Islamic State fighters is to kill them in almost every case, minister says

British Isil fighters should be killed in Syria rather than be allowed to return to UK, a Government minister has said. Rory Stewart said converts who leave Britain to fight for the terror group are guilty of horrific acts and the only way of dealing with them is to kill them "in almost every case". His remarks come just days after the independent reviewer of terrorism legislation Max Hill QC said young people who travelled to Syria after being "brainwashed" should be allowed to come home and rejoin society.  Mr Hill told the BBC that it was not worth losing a generation of young people who "naively" went to join Isil before attempting to come back to the UK....

Jemele Hill Says She Deserved ESPN Suspension "After My Donald Trump Tweets"
Jemele Hill Says She Deserved ESPN Suspension "After My Donald Trump Tweets"

ESPN host Jemele Hill, who stirred controversy after tweeting that President Donald Trump is a "white supremacist" unfit to serve in the White House, told TMZ she "deserved" her two-week suspension from the network for violating social media policy.

Five living former presidents appear together for first time since 2013  to raise money for hurricane victims 
Five living former presidents appear together for first time since 2013  to raise money for hurricane victims 

The five living former presidents appeared together for the first time since 2013 on Saturday at a concert to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Democrats Barack Obama, Bill Clinton and Jimmy Carter and Republicans George H.W. and George W. Bush gathered on stage in College Station, Texas, home of Texas A&M University, putting aside politics to try to unite the country after the storms. Texas A&M is home to the presidential library of the elder Bush. At 93, he has a form of Parkinson's disease and appeared in a wheelchair at the event. His wife Barbara and George W. Bush's wife Laura Bush were in the audience. The...

Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes
Off-duty officer killed in Vegas shooting left funeral notes

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) - A Las Vegas police officer and U.S. Army veteran who was among 58 people killed in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history provided instructions ahead of time for those at his memorial not to mourn, a pastor told the crowd at his funeral on Friday.

Chinese Communist Party members 'plotted to oust President Xi Jinping'
Chinese Communist Party members 'plotted to oust President Xi Jinping'

A senior official in China's Communist Party has claimed that high-ranking members had plotted to topple President Xi Jinping. China Securities Regulatory Commission chairman Liu Shiyu said a group of former political heavyweights who had been snared in Mr Xi's corruption crackdown had sought to "seize state power". Since he assumed power in 2012 Mr Xi has launched a war on corruption which has proved popular among ordinary Chinese. But critics say it lacks transparency and is a tool to sideline opponents. The Chinese president has previously denied that there was a "power struggle", but Mr Liu's comments are in contrast to the party's carefully-crafted image of unity. Profile | Xi...

Obama delivers veiled but withering rebuke of Trump and urges return to hope
Obama delivers veiled but withering rebuke of Trump and urges return to hope

Barack Obama returned to the fray on Thursday with a fervent denunciation of Donald Trump in all but name, condemning the politics of division and rekindling the politics of hope. The former US president earned deafening cheers at a rally ostensibly for the Democratic candidate in a gubernatorial election in Virginia. In championing Ralph Northam's cause, Obama expressed his views on the state of the nation in the strongest terms since the inauguration of his successor and antithesis.

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