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Trump will lead rally for Cruz, keeping hatchet buried
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 15:32:03 -0400

Trump will lead rally for Cruz, keeping hatchet buriedThe president’s visit is also likely to invoke memories of the bitter 2016 primary fight between Cruz and Trump, one of the ugliest campaigns in recent memory.


Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementia
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:13:04 -0400

Lawyer: Man accused of threats to kill senators has dementiaCENTRAL ISLIP, New York (AP) — A man charged with threatening to kill U.S. senators over Brett Kavanaugh's U.S. Supreme Court confirmation has dementia and isn't dangerous, his lawyer said as the 74-year-old was ordered held without bail.


Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin village
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:44:16 -0400

Israel delays eviction of West Bank Bedouin villageIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday postponed the forced eviction of a Bedouin village in the occupied West Bank, a government official said. The fate of Khan al-Ahmar has drawn international concern after Israel said it planned to raze the village, a ramshackle camp housing 180 residents. Its residents, backed by foreign activists who have gathered at the site, have been waiting for bulldozers to move in at any time after an Oct. 1 deadline from Israel for the villagers to demolish their own homes expired.


Saudi admission over critic's killing shields crown prince
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 09:09:21 -0400

Saudi admission over critic's killing shields crown princeSaudi Arabia's admission -- after emphatic denials -- over the killing of critic Jamal Khashoggi is aimed at shifting the responsibility away from the powerful crown prince, whose position so far appears unshaken, analysts say. The kingdom sacked two top aides to Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman as well three intelligence officials and arrested 18 Saudi suspects, in what some analysts called a scapegoating to quell the global outrage over Khashoggi's killing. After 17 days of vehement denials, the kingdom's assertion on Saturday that the journalist was killed in a "brawl and fist fight" inside a Saudi consulate in Istanbul –- without revealing the whereabouts of his body -- fell on sceptical ears around the world.


Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 14:46:26 -0400

Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on TwitterA special police force has been deployed to flashpoints in the northern state of Kaduna on Sunday in the wake of communal violence over the last few days that has killed 55 people, President Muhammadu Buhari said on Twitter. The Kaduna state government imposed a 24-hour curfew on Sunday after violence broke out on the streets of the state's capital city, also called Kaduna.


LeBron James' First Lakers Home Game Turns Into A Brawl
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 15:03:10 -0400

LeBron James' First Lakers Home Game Turns Into A BrawlLeBron James has been a Los Angeles Laker for all of two games now, and aside


US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warn
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:19:02 -0400

US craze for DNA 'heritage' tests may bolster racism, critics warnMillions of Americans are using DNA test kits sold online to research their ancestry, either out of simple curiosity or to find answers about their identity. In a country whose population, for the most part, arrived in various waves of migration -- and where genealogy has caught the public imagination -- the DNA tests have proven wildly successful. The main companies offering the service, Ancestry and 23andMe, say they have tested between 15 million people between them.


Khaled El Mays's Beirut Abode Blurs The Line Between Home and Showroom
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 08:00:00 -0400

Khaled El Mays's Beirut Abode Blurs The Line Between Home and Showroom


Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancers
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 16:43:36 -0400

Immunotherapy scores a first win against some breast cancersFor the first time, one of the new immunotherapy drugs has shown promise against breast cancer in a large study that combined it with chemotherapy to treat an aggressive form of the disease. But the benefit for most women was small, raising questions about whether the treatment is worth its high cost and side effects.


Trump Says Anybody Voting Democrat ‘Is Crazy’ At Arizona Rally
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 19:50:10 -0400

Trump Says Anybody Voting Democrat ‘Is Crazy’ At Arizona RallyPresident Donald Trump declared that anyone voting for Democrats in the 2018


The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slaying
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 00:59:50 -0400

The Latest: 2 suspects charged in Georgia officer's slayingSNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Latest on the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer (all times local):


The Two Things Air Force F-22 Raptors Can't Defeat
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 07:00:00 -0400

The Two Things Air Force F-22 Raptors Can't DefeatThe weather and the fact that Washington does not have enough of them.


Saudi crown prince loses key aides over Khashoggi death but is on way to defusing diplomatic crisis
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 22:25:31 -0400

Saudi crown prince loses key aides over Khashoggi death but is on way to defusing diplomatic crisisThere were few surprises when Saudi Arabia finally admitted what most of the world already believed: Jamal Khashoggi, the missing dissident journalist, had indeed been killed at its Istanbul consulate. The gist of the explanation that emerged in a late-night flurry of statements via state-run media had been widely trailed – as much by President Donald Trump, who had quickly suggested “rogue killers” were to blame, as anyone else. It effectively dismissed Turkish claims that he had been murdered by a Saudi hit squad flown into the country for the job, and insulated Mohammed Bin Salman, the young Saudi crown prince, from blame. He does not escape completely. As part of the palace manoeuvring, he loses one of his most trusted intelligence chiefs and a close aide but in so doing, he may have engineered a way out of an escalating crisis, allowing him to protect relations between Riyadh and Washington. So rather than being ordered from the top, Khashoggi died in a tragic sequence of events as questioning spiralled into a fight, according to the official explanation. “The results of the preliminary investigations also revealed that the discussions that took place with the citizen Jamal Khashoggi during his presence in the consulate of the Kingdom in Istanbul by the suspects did not go as required and developed in a negative way led to a fight and a quarrel between some of them and the citizen Jamal Khashoggi, yet the brawl aggravated to lead to his death and their attempt to conceal and cover what happened,” it said. Jamal Khashoggi had not been seen since entering the Saudi cosulate more than two weeks ago Credit: AFP Again, the consequences had been floated like a trial balloon in the preceding days. Sources had told both The New York Times and The Washington Post that Saudi leaders were considering blaming Gen Ahmed al-Assiri, a senior adviser to the crown prince. And so it turned out with Gen Assiri, an air force officer, dismissed as deputy intelligence chief. He had served previously as the spokesman for the Saudi-led military campaign in Yemen, and was believed to have the ear of the crown prince, often sitting with him when receiving foreign visitors. A demonstrator wears a mask of Mohammed bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's crown prince, outside the White House  Credit: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg Also fired was Saud Qahtani, a powerful adviser to Prince Mohammed who led Saudi efforts to isolate Qatar amid a boycott of the country by the kingdom and three Arab allies. He had also arranged interviews for visiting journalists. On Twitter, where Mr Qahtani had frequently attacked what he saw as the kingdom's enemies, he thanked the Saudi government for the "great opportunity they gave me to serve my country all those years". "I will remain a loyal servant to my country for all times," he said. Some 18 Saudis have also been arrested. Saudi Arabia is gambling that the explanation and the dismissals will repair some of the damage done to Prince Mohammed’s reputation as a reformer. It also knows that the US needs its help – and its oil - if Iran is to be contained as a regional threat. The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi However, critics quickly ridiculed the official account of an interrogation gone wrong. “They don’t get it,” said Samantha Power, who served as US ambassador to the UN under Barack Obama, on Twitter. “Shifting from bald-face lies (“#Khashoggi left consulate”) to faux condemnation (of a “rogue operation”) to claiming the fox will credibly investigate what he did to the hen...will convince nobody.” It has convinced Mr Trump. Earlier he had suggested severe consequences if it emerged that the Saudis had killed Khashoggi, but also said he didn’t want to harm US business interests or anything that would threaten tens of thousands of American jobs in the arms industry. On Friday, speaking to journalists ahead of a campaign rally in Arizona, he said it was important that Saudi Arabia had made arrests but that he wanted to talk to the crown prince before deciding next steps. When asked if he found the explanation to be credible, he answered: “I do. I do.”


ABC News' Paula Faris interviews Texas Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 18:58:07 -0400

ABC News' Paula Faris interviews Texas Senate candidate Beto O'RourkeABC News' Paula Faris sat down separately with Ted Cruz and Beto O'Rourke, who are competing for Cruz' U.S. Senate seat in Texas, to discuss the midterm elections, among other topics.


Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:56:40 -0400

Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowdPunjab state's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters on Saturday that 59 people had died with 57 injured in the accident and that an official inquiry would be carried out over the next four weeks. A large crowd had formed near the tracks on the city's fringe for the burning of effigies as part of a major Hindu festival on Friday when the train sped through the gathering in darkness, officials and witnesses said. Grieving relatives and residents, some of whom were still scouring the bloodied fields for belongings of their loved ones, said there was no warning from the train as it rolled down the tracks just as firecrackers exploded in the sky in the annual Dusshera festival.


Prince Harry Flies Solo In Sydney As Meghan Markle's Schedule Is Cut Back
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 10:06:01 -0400

Prince Harry Flies Solo In Sydney As Meghan Markle's Schedule Is Cut BackSYDNEY ― Prince Harry was on his own Sunday morning, as wife Meghan Markle


Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:08:04 -0400

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lullIsrael ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory air strikes. The move followed efforts to prevent an escalation in violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. "The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement.


6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game
Sun, 21 Oct 2018 20:16:25 -0400

6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL gameJACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Houston Texans played and defeated the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday afternoon, authorities said.


The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs.
Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:47:10 -0400

The Nevada Senate Race Was Supposed To Be Easier For Democrats. It's Still Up For Grabs.LAS VEGAS ― It seemed like there was every indication Dean Heller was toast


Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 dead
Fri, 19 Oct 2018 21:49:55 -0400

Train mows down crowd at India festival, at least 60 deadNEW DELHI (AP) — A speeding train ran over a crowd watching fireworks during a religious festival in northern India on Friday evening, killing at least 60 people and injuring dozens more, police said.



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