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World Reacts With Skepticism To Saudi Account Of Jamal Khashoggi's Death

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 15:07, modified on 2018-10-21 04:35

Saudi officials initially claimed that the journalist, who had been missing since Oct. 2, left their consulate in Istanbul alive.


Trump Sticks To Trump Country As He Pushes For GOP Wins In The Midterms

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 14:01, modified at 15:22

The president goes to places where he can make the biggest impact for Republicans, which has largely meant avoiding suburban swing districts and focusing his attention on places he won in 2016.


LA Dodgers Defeat Milwaukee Brewers To Reach World Series

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-21 06:26, modified on 2018-10-20 15:22

Los Angeles held off Milwaukee 5-1 in Game 7 of the National League Championship Series. The Dodgers will go to the World Series for the second year in a row, this time facing the Boston Red Sox.


As Border Restrictions Tighten, Some Experts See Migrant Caravans Growing In Size

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 23:24, modified at 15:22

Mexico has begun allowing members of a mass migrant caravan to cross its border, following violent clashes between the migrants and Mexican police on Friday.


The Viral Obituary Of An Opioid Addict: 'She's Just One Face' Of The Epidemic

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 12:12, modified on 2018-10-21 02:47

An obit for a young mother who died after struggling with addiction gained national attention this week. Her sister wants to remind readers: "So many people with addiction don't resemble the photo."


The Russia Investigations: Why Are Democrats Avoiding The Russia Imbroglio?

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 11:00, modified at 15:51

Democrats have placed their chips as they try to unseat Republicans — but not on Russia red. Meanwhile, a liberal billionaire outsider has built a massive organization intent on impeaching Trump.


Crowdsourcing To Find Survivors Of Hurricane Michael

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 21:26, modified on 2018-10-21 07:42

According to one website, at least 300 people are still unaccounted for on the Florida panhandle in the wake of Hurricane Michael.


Harvard Admissions Secrets Emerge; Defrauded Borrowers Can Now Seek Loan Forgiveness

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 10:00, modified at 16:08

Also this week, dozens of lawmakers ask Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to look into the troubled Public Service Loan Forgiveness program.


Sears Is Fading, But Memories Of Its Mail-Order Homes Endure

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 14:01, modified on 2018-10-21 05:22

In the early 1900s, Sears sold thousands of homes around the U.S. through its mail-order catalogs. Many of those houses are still around, and their owners are saddened by the retailer's bankruptcy.


At $1.6 Billion, Mega Millions Jackpot Becomes Largest In Lottery History

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 18:28, modified at 19:40

After no one won the jackpot in a drawing on Friday night, the winnings surpassed the record $1.586 billion for the Powerball prize in January 2016. The next drawing will be on Tuesday night.


ICE Appears To End Use Of Federal Prisons For Immigrant Detainees

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 10:01, modified at 19:40

In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement announced they would house 1,600 immigrant detainees in federal prisons. But now nearly all detainees have been moved elsewhere, deported, or released.


'It Will Be Years' Before Life At Tyndall Air Force Base Returns To Normal

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 09:09, modified at 22:08

Home to 11,000 airmen and their families, the base sustained catastrophic damage when Hurricane Michael came through Florida earlier this month. Residents don't know if they will ever go back.


Nation's Only Independent Gov. Drops Re-Election Bid In Alaska And Backs Democrat

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 14:50, modified at 15:13

Three days after his lieutenant governor resigned for an "inappropriate overture," Bill Walker, polling far behind the Republican candidate, dropped out of the race to endorse Democrat Mark Begich.


Top EU Court Blocks Polish Supreme Court Law Forcing Judges To Retire

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-20 04:01, modified at 04:02

Since going into effect in July, nearly a third of Poland's judges have been ousted. Friday's ruling orders officials to reinstate justices and raise the mandatory retirement age from 65 back to 70.


Jamal Khashoggi Died In Consulate In Istanbul, Saudi State TV Reports

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 11:19, modified on 2018-10-20 14:45

Saudi officials admit the journalist died in a fight at the country's consulate in Istanbul. The announcement reverses repeated claims by the Saudis that he had not died there.


USC Reaches $215 Million Settlement Over Gynecologist Abuse Allegations

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 21:50, modified at 21:51

The tentative deal would compensate current and former female students who were patients of former USC gynecologist George Tyndall. He has been accused by about 500 women of sexual misconduct.


South Korean Women Fight Back Against Spy Cams In Public Bathrooms

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 20:49, modified at 21:40

Microcameras installed in public bathrooms for surreptitious filming are an everyday concern for women. Police say the number of "illegal filming" crimes sharply increased between 2011 and 2017.


Spy Bosses Warn Of Foreign Interference As Feds Unseal New Russia Charges

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 20:18, modified at 21:24

The intelligence agencies said the threat of foreign interference persists; DOJ unsealed a criminal case against a Russian accused of being the top accountant for Moscow's disinformation effort.


Let's Bounce: Large Metal Balls Roll Out Of Truck, Shut Down Seattle Block

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 22:15, modified on 2018-10-20 06:39

Tired of being cooped up in the back of a semi truck, dozens of what police said appear to be "just really big ball bearings," spilled onto a Seattle street, temporarily shutting it down.


Paul Manafort To Be Sentenced In February; Lawyers Cite His Health Woes In Jail

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 19:48, modified at 21:09

President Trump's former campaign chairman continues cooperating with the Justice Department after his plea agreement, but it isn't clear when prosecutors might be finished with him.


Legal Battle Over Missouri Clinic Could Foretell Abortion Fights In Other States

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 18:36, modified at 20:28

Two rules have forced closure of all but one Planned Parenthood center in the state. Abortion-rights supporters say it is an example of an "abortion desert" that could result if Roe is overturned.


Dozens Feared Dead As Train Plows Through Crowd Of Revelers In India

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 19:47, modified at 20:40

One official said the local response was on par with a "war footing" as emergency workers tended to the dead and injured among crowds celebrating a Hindu festival.


A Slow Trip To A Hot Planet: Spacecraft Launches For Mission To Mercury

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 18:57, modified on 2018-10-20 03:27

The European Space Agency's BepiColombo will take seven years to reach the innermost planet in our solar system, where temperatures at the surface can reach 800 degrees Fahrenheit.


After ICE Raid, A Shortage Of Welders In Tigertown, Texas

Permalink - Posted on 2018-10-19 11:14, modified at 15:46

In August, immigration officials hauled off 150 workers from a northeast Texas plant — one of ICE's largest operations in a decade. Now the employer is pushing back.