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20th Oct 2017 Mexico jumps into battle over Texas ?sanctuary city? law
The government of Mexico has aligned itself with municipalities suing the state of Texas over a new law that, if implemented, would crack down on sanctuary cities, arguing that the … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Man attacks people at Polish shopping mall; 1 dead, 7 hurt
A man attacked people with a knife Friday at a shopping mall in southeastern Poland, killing one person and wounding seven others, police said. Shoppers detained the attacker until police … Click to Continue »...

19th Oct 2017 Dolphins are really smart, scientists say ? and if they had thumbs, we?d be in trouble
Humans aren?t the only creatures with sophisticated, advanced societies. Dolphins and whales aren?t that all that far behind humans in that regard, it turns out ? and a new study … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Her dog died, and doctors say it literally broke her heart
Joanie Simpson woke early one morning with a terrible backache. Her chest started hurting when she turned over. Within 20 minutes, she was at a local emergency room. Soon she … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 When you die, do you know you?re dead? Science is trying to find out
What happens after we die? Modern humans have been around for at least 200,000 years or so, and after all that time, the answer still eludes and terrifies us. We … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 What time is the Orionid meteor shower and how can I watch it?
Look up at the night sky this weekend and you?ll find a dazzling sight: The Orionid meteor shower, which will be at peak visibility over the next few days. According … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 You can get hurricane relief money ? if you don?t boycott Israel, Texas town says
Nearly two months after Hurricane Harvey socked the Texas coastline, residents are still in the early stages of the costly and complicated cleanup process. Now in one Houston suburb, residents … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 After running what they thought was a marathon, turns out it wasn?t. Again.
After finishing a marathon, most runners feel exhausted, proud and relieved. But five days later, finishers of the PNC Milwaukee Marathon are confused and angry. Turns out, their marathon wasn?t … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Why KFC won't follow Wendy's on Twitter but does follow the Spice Girls and 6 others
Fried chicken giant KFC likes to do bits. That?s why the company keeps shuffling actors and comedians, from Darryl Hammond, to Norm Macdonald to Rob Riggle, then to Rob Lowe … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Afghan official: Suicide bombing at Kabul mosque kills 30
An Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at a Shiite mosque in western Kabul has killed at least 30 people and wounded 45. Maj. Gen. Alimast Momand … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Kelly ?stunned? by Congresswoman?s reaction to President?s call to widow
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20th Oct 2017 Protesters greet Richard Spencer in Gainesville
Richard Spencer was met with protests and defiant chanting during his speech in at the University of Florida in Gainesville on Oct. 19. … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Ahoy! 'Old Ironsides,' world's oldest warship, underway
The newly refurbished USS Constitution is taking its first spin in three years. Friday's joyride from Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston to Fort Independence on Castle Island will celebrate the … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from the past week in Asia
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a speech at the opening ceremony of the 19th national congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Xi urged a reinvigorated Communist … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Bangkok returns to mourning colors, but what of the future?
Tucked in his cramped clothing stall in an enormous Thai mall, Pirumchai Asiram sits on a plastic chair flanked by two worlds ? bright, vibrantly colored shirts and dresses to … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Germany's entire U-boat fleet is out of action
All of Germany's six submarines are out of action, and the country's defense minister isn't happy about it. The Kieler Nachrichten newspaper reports that four U-boats are being serviced in … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 UN panel urges China to release and compensate 3 activists
A group of independent experts appointed by the U.N.'s main human rights body say China's government has wrongly held three activists and is calling for them to be released and … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 3 arrested after shooting following white nationalist speech
Police say three men were arrested after a shot was fired at a group of people following the appearance of white nationalist Richard Spencer at the University of Florida. The … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mine
Police in northern Myanmar opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine area, killing at least five and injuring 20 others, state media said. Five … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Merkel seeks EU's patience as Germany forms new government
German Chancellor Angela Merkel asked her European Union partners Friday for patience in discussing the bloc's future as she engages in what could be lengthy efforts to form a government. … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Slovenia: Instagram-loving incumbent leads presidential race
Slovenia, the Alpine home country of Melania Trump, is holding a presidential election Sunday that incumbent President Borut Pahor ? a former fashion model, like the U.S. first lady ? … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Ex-Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams disbarred
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court disbarred Philadelphia's former top prosecutor, the latest blow to the jailed ex-district attorney who pleaded guilty in a bribery scandal earlier this year. The court's order … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 US-backed Syrian force declares victory over IS in Raqqa
Syrian Kurdish-led forces backed by the United States declared victory over the Islamic State group in its former "capital" of Raqqa on Friday, declaring the northern Syrian city free of … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Mother, son charged with murder-for-hire face civil suit
A New Hampshire mother and son accused of a failed murder-for-hire plot involving the man's ex-wife now face a civil lawsuit in addition to criminal charges. Eighty-three-year-old Pauline Chase and … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Turkish court orders release of teacher on hunger strike
Turkey's state-run news agency says a court has ordered a teacher charged with membership in an armed terror group released from the prison where he's been on a hunger strike. … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 NATO leaders set to meet July 11-12, 2018 in Brussels
NATO says that U.S. President Donald Trump will meet with his counterparts in the military alliance for a summit in Brussels next July. NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg said Friday … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 The Latest: Tillerson: Freeing Syria's Raqqa is 'milestone'
The Latest on developments in Syria (all times local): 6:05 p.m. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has congratulated the Syrian people and the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces on the … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Deputies: Man had arsenal, note promising 'bloody revenge'
Sheriff's deputies conducting a child porn raid on a Florida home on Wednesday found an arsenal of guns and explosives and a homemade silencer, along with a note promising "bloody … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 140 arrested in Malawi after mob attacks on 'vampires'
Deadly mob attacks on people suspected to be "vampires" have led to 140 arrests in Malawi, police said Friday. The situation had spun out of control, the inspector general of … Click to Continue »...

20th Oct 2017 Lebanon issues death sentences in 1982 killing of president
Lebanese judicial officials say a court has sentenced in absentia two Lebanese citizens in to death over the 1982 assassination of President-elect Bashir Gemayel. More than three decades after Gemayel … Click to Continue »...

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