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Published: Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:36:10 GMT2017-10-19T03:36:10Z


Explosion at firecracker factory in India kills 8 workers

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:36:10 GMT2017-10-19T03:36:10Z

NEW DELHI (AP) - An explosion at an unlicensed firecracker factory killed eight workers and injured 20 other people in eastern India as Hindus celebrated their most popular Diwali festival, police said Thursday.

US-backed Syrian forces clear Raqqa after driving out IS

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 03:27:08 GMT2017-10-19T03:27:08Z

BEIRUT (AP) - U.S.-backed Syrian forces were removing land mines and clearing roads in the northern city of Raqqa on Wednesday, a day after commanders said they had driven the Islamic State group from its de facto capital.

Suspect in Maryland office park shooting is apprehended

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 02:45:33 GMT2017-10-19T02:45:33Z

EDGEWOOD, Md. (AP) - A man with a lengthy criminal past who showed up for work at a countertop company on Wednesday and shot five of his co-workers has been arrested, authorities said. Three of them were killed and two critically wounded.

Senate candidate Roy Moore says kneeling during anthem is against the law

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:53:19 GMT2017-10-19T01:53:19Z

Moore, a former chief justice of Alabama known for his controversial interpretations of the Bible, and who was twice suspended from the bench for defying judicial orders, argued that a section of the U.S. Code forbids professional athletes from taking a knee during the national anthem. The U.S. Code, however, is a compilation of most public laws currently in force, and is not actually the law itself. And the section that Moore was referring to does not specify legal penalties.

Trump offered a grieving military father $25,000 in a call, but didn't follow through

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:52:40 GMT2017-10-19T00:52:40Z

President Trump's offer of $25,000 adds another dimension to his relations with Gold Star families, an honorific given to those whose loved ones die while serving in support of the nation's wars.

Dogs test positive for drugs in Iditarod race for 1st time

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 00:45:12 GMT2017-10-19T00:45:12Z

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - For the first time in the history of the world's most famous sled dog race, several of the high-performance animals have tested positive for a prohibited drug. But race officials have refused to name the musher involved.

Office supply glitch? How Chad wound up on travel ban list

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:55:41 GMT2017-10-18T21:55:41Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - U.S. officials say an office supply issue was a major reason the African nation of Chad was hit with travel restrictions by the United States.

Thousands protest al-Shabab as new details of Somalia truck bombing emerge

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:17:46 GMT2017-10-18T21:17:46Z

Somali intelligence officials began to divulge details of how the attackers, who killed at least 320 people, managed to get inside the heavily guarded city.

Judge orders Trump administration to allow abortion for undocumented teen

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 21:03:36 GMT2017-10-18T21:03:36Z

Lawyers for Attorney General Jeff Sessions signaled to U.S. District Judge Tanya S. Chutkan in Washington that the 17-year-old, who crossed the border from Mexico illegally last month, did not have a constitutional right to an elective abortion in federal custody, unless it was a medical emergency.

Bootleg Libyan oil, shady havens: Slain reporter's beats

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 20:45:05 GMT2017-10-18T20:45:05Z

ROME (AP) - Malta, a tiny archipelago nation in the southern Mediterranean, is so attractive to those looking to shelter funds or operate under the radar of authorities that it's got a nickname to prove it: "treasure island."

Man sentenced for beating wife after dreaming she cheated

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:45:12 GMT2017-10-18T19:45:12Z

EYNON, Pa. (AP) - A Pennsylvania man who dreamed his wife was cheating on him and then woke up and tried to strangle her has been sentenced to six to 12 years in prison.

Member of Trump's voting commission dies during surgery

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:32:37 GMT2017-10-18T19:32:37Z

Dunn, 52, was among five Democrats on the 12-member Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a panel launched by Trump in the wake of his unsubstantiated assertion that fraudulently cast ballots cost him the popular vote last year against Democrat Hillary Clinton.

Former hostage says his American wife was rushed to hospital

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 19:27:26 GMT2017-10-18T19:27:26Z

SMITHS FALLS, Ontario (AP) - An American woman who was rescued with her family last week after five years held by a Taliban-linked group has been hospitalized, her Canadian husband said.

Trump appears to back further away from bipartisan health-care push

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:57:22 GMT2017-10-18T15:57:22Z

The compromise would authorize payments to health insurers that help millions of lower-income Americans afford coverage in exchange for granting states greater flexibility to regulate health coverage .

Portuguese minister resigns over 106 wildfire deaths

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 15:22:11 GMT2017-10-18T15:22:11Z

LISBON, Portugal (AP) - The Portuguese minister in charge of emergency services resigned Wednesday after 106 people were killed in unprecedented wildfires this year in the Iberian nation.

Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 12:29:37 GMT2017-10-18T12:29:37Z

President Trump had been blocked by courts from imposing his last two versions of the travel ban, but the ultimate question of whether he ever had the authority to do so remains somewhat murky.

Negotiators give up hope of rewriting NAFTA this year

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:36:07 GMT2017-10-17T23:36:07Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - Talks to rewrite the North American Free Trade Agreement have stalled over tough American demands, dashing hopes that a deal can be reached this year.

Administration does not brand China currency manipulator

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 23:23:57 GMT2017-10-17T23:23:57Z

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Tuesday once again declined to label China a currency manipulator, even though Donald Trump repeatedly pledged during last year's presidential campaign that he would do so as soon as he took office.

Trump: Ask Gen. Kelly if he got a call from Obama when his son died

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 22:20:27 GMT2017-10-17T22:20:27Z

Gen. Kelly's son, Marine 2nd Lt. Robert Kelly, was killed in 2010, while serving in Afghanistan. A White House official said Kelly did not receive a call from Obama at the time.

Trump's joke about Pence affirms long-held concerns of many in the LGBT community

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 21:58:26 GMT2017-10-17T21:58:26Z

The former Indiana governor, who bills himself as a Christian first, a conservative second and a Republican third, signed a law in 2015 that he said protected "individuals when they believe that actions of government impinge on their constitutional First Amendment freedom of religion."