• Separatists leaders Geelani, Mirwaiz detained ahead of proposed protest march

    Separatists leaders Geelani, Mirwaiz detained ahead of proposed protest march

    Police in the Indian-controlled portion of Kashmir said Saturday that they have arrested one of the key separatist leaders spearheading protests against Indian rule in the disputed region. She also said the government was willing to hold talks with anyone who wanted a peaceful resolution to the Kashmir problem through dialogue, but pointed the finger at Pakistan.

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  • Italian quake death toll rises to 284

    Italian quake death toll rises to 284

    The hall had been temporarily converted into a place of worship for the funeral of most of the people who perished in the villages of Arquata del Tronto and Pescara del Tronto in the region's mountainous interior.Relatives mourn some of the quake victims in Ascoli Piceno .

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  • Police questioning 3 in death of Wade's cousin

    Trump also commented on Aldridge's death Saturday at a rally in Des Moines, Iowa. Wade's mother, Pastor Jolinda Wade, echoed her family's pain while speaking to reporters Friday at the hospital. The backlash echoes much of the furor that Trump created in the wake of the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando earlier this year, when he tweeted that he "appreciated the congrats for being right on radical Islamic terrorism" before calling for stricter "toughness and vigilance".

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  • Oil prices drop as output hopes dampen

    Oil prices drop as output hopes dampen

    Brent crude futures were up 18 cents, or 0.4 percent, at $49.23 a barrel by 1:51 p.m. EDT (1751 GMT), after rising to $49.68 earlier. Crude oil has gained about 13 percent since Opec said it would meet informally to discuss prices and supply, on speculation that the group could agree to freeze output levels.

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  • UN Condemns 4 North Korean Ballistic Missile Launches

    Pyongyang yesterday also expressed anger at UN Security Council discussions over a statement denouncing the country's latest submarine-launched missile test. Jon spoke just before the Security Council concluded the discussions with a statement. At a submarine-related committee meeting in June, the two allies discussed ways to analyze underwater information in seas on both sides of the Korean Peninsula and share it with each other, a South Korean military official said.

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  • Nigeria claims air strikes

    Nigeria claims air strikes "kill 300 Boko Haram fighters"

    The Nigerian army's announcement that Abubakar Shekau, Boko Haram leader, was "fatally wounded" in a "spectacular and unprecedented air raid" has sparked a grammar war among Nigerians. Boko Haram is fighting to overthrow Nigeria's government and establish an Islamic State in the north. In May, U.S. officials told Reuters that Washington wanted to sell up to 12 A-29 Super Tucano light attack aircraft to Nigeria in recognition of Mr.

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  • Dale Jr. to miss at least two more races

    Dale Jr. to miss at least two more races

    NASCAR returns to the two mile track at MI and Chris Buescher is looking for redemption this weekend after a 20th place finish in June. Bowman has four prior Sprint Cup Series starts at the 2-mile oval, with a best finish of 26th coming in 2014.

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  • Clinton calendars won't be released until after election

    Clinton calendars won't be released until after election

    Foundation donors are known because it discloses them. The State Department said it was proceeding as quickly as it could. "Good friend of ours", Band wrote to Abedin, then Hillary Clinton's deputy chief of staff. That's why the foundation is looking for partners and, you know, there are potential partners for some of the work but not necessarily the same partner for all of the work.

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  • Iran denies Saudi allegations it gave Yemen rebels missiles

    Rescue efforts were delayed due to fears of subsequent strikes as fighter jets continued to fly over the same district, it added. Some of the wounded are in critical condition, which may lead to a higher death toll. UN-sponsored peace talks in Kuwait between the Yemeni government and Houthis collapsed this month. In the course of Kerry's comments, he quickly shifted focus away from Yemen and angrily condemning Iran as a " threat to the United States ", comments which always play well to a ...

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  • Daraya under government control after last rebels evacuated: Syria army

    The declaration Saturday comes only a day after the evacuation of almost 5,000 residents and fighters from the suburb began. Some 700 gunmen and 4,000 civilians were evacuated. Turkey says the Kurds must withdraw to the east of the nearby Euphrates River. Minutes later, Khandakani said another barrel bomb was dropped, injuring an ambulance driver, and hampering rescue efforts.

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  • Chance of development in 48 hours now at 30 percent

    They say there is a 30% chance for a tropical depression or storm to develop over the next 48 hours and a 60% chance it will develop over the next five days. The low is producing disorganized shower and thunderstorm activity over the north-central Gulf of Mexico. Also at 0300 GMT the Hurricane Center announced the formation of Tropical Storm Madeline, also in the Pacific - a storm that could become a hurricane and strike Hawaii.

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  • Trump plays wait and see on deporting illegal immigrants

    One out of every three Trump supporters say the immigrants are not as hard working as US citizens while slightly more than three out of four Americans overall believe immigrants are as hard working as citizens. The wavering marks a sharp departure from previous year, when Trump said in television interviews on NBC and MSNBC that illegal immigrants "have to go" and he vowed to create a "deportation force".

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  • Early vote plan still unresolved in many N Carolina counties

    Early vote plan still unresolved in many N Carolina counties

    But the Orange County Board of Elections said it meant to submit the compromise plan of 569.5 hours, Cox's plan of 739 hours, Knight's plan of 545 hours and Randall's plan of 530 hours. "If you want to vote at the convenience of your kitchen table, return this card", said Sarpy County Election Commissioner Wayne Bena, who announced the mailing of the cards at a press conference Wednesday with Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse.

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  • What has changed since the WDBJ shooting one year ago

    What has changed since the WDBJ shooting one year ago

    Authorities identified the suspect as fellow journalist Vester Lee Flanagan II, who appeared on WDBJ-TV as Bryce Williams. The station has also planned off-air tributes for Friday as well. But Parker writes that despite the NRA's best efforts to block federal legislation and the politicians' intransigence, progress has been achieved on the state level in the form of stricter gun laws.

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  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued: Hepatitis A in Egyptian berries

    Tropical Smoothie Cafe sued: Hepatitis A in Egyptian berries

    There are now 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A in Virginia linked to Egyptian strawberries used by Tropical Smoothie Cafe franchises, and lawsuits are being filed. None have been reported in the southwest region. "That's why we are seeing more cases now", says Lisa Engle with the Chesapeake Health Department. A Northern Virginia restaurant worker has been diagnosed with Hepatitis A , state health officials said.

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  • Erdogan: US has 'no excuse' to keep Gulen

    Erdogan: US has 'no excuse' to keep Gulen

    Some in Washington privately doubt Gulen's involvement and have been critical of the heavy-handed Turkish government response to the coup attempt. "None. Despite his vocal support for the terrorist group, the Obama administration has drawn Turkey into counterterror initiatives - notably its Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF), which Turkey co-chaired from 2011 to 2015.

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  • Sears' financial stumbles lead to CEO cash infusion

    Sears' financial stumbles lead to CEO cash infusion

    Sears Holdings CFO Rob Schriesheim remained positive when results were released on Thursday, alluding to the retailer's ability to shore itself up via its newly created REIT and its CEO's hedge fund. The company has said it believes the Kenmore, Craftsman and DieHard brands can grow significantly with an expanded presence outside Sears and Kmart. As part of Lampert's turnaround strategy, it has been selling assets and speeding up store closings.

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  • ITT Technical Institute cut off from new government funding

    ITT Technical Institute cut off from new government funding

    Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell said. Last October, ITT notified EAB that it was re-evaluating its Madison campus, and suspended new enrollment there. " We're taking the steps necessary here to protect taxpayers and students ", King said. A national for-profit college with campuses in Greenfield and Madison will not be allowed to enroll any new students from Wisconsin either at its campuses or online until it can convince the state's Educational Approval Board that it is ...

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  • NFL players celebrate their best friends on National Dog Day

    NFL players celebrate their best friends on National Dog Day

    When it comes to dogs, National Football League players are like most of America. The Pasco County Sheriff's Office shared a picture of Jet and wished everyone a National Dog Day as well. Easy-clean fabric, all-weather floor mats and pet-friendly seat belts or restraints are the most popular pet-friendly features dog owners say they want in their next auto.

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  • Temporary FEMA housing units expected to return to Louisiana

    Melissa Gouda removes flood damaged items out of a friend's house in St. Amant, La., Aug. 21. "Honestly, Obama ought to get off the golf course and get down there", Trump said. Helena, St. Landry, St. Martin, St. Tammany, Tangipahoa, Vermilion, Washington and West Feliciana parishes. The 2016 Ascension Hot Air Balloon Festival had been scheduled for September 23 and 24 at the center off Louisiana Highway 30 and Interstate 10.

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  • US needed Kevin Durant to score, and he delivered

    US needed Kevin Durant to score, and he delivered

    For the first time since 2004, many top American players opted to skip the Olympics, forcing them to bring some here who wouldn't have been considered otherwise. Carmelo Anthony , who had a quiet offensive game with seven points, became the first men's basketball player to win three Olympic gold medals at what he says are his final Games.

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  • Libertarian Johnson and running mate seek support in Maine

    Libertarian Johnson and running mate seek support in Maine

    Well, forcing Jews to bake cakes for Nazis probably isn't a top priority for the Libertarian Party presidential candidate, but in a [debate televised in April] ( the former governor of New Mexico was pushed to a corner, facing a scenario that put to test his adherence to the principles of libertarianism.

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  • 15-20 injured in central in tornado outbreak

    Roofs were torn off homes and thousands of people left without power. A little later, the NWS issued a tornado warning saying a "confirmed large and destructive tornado was about 10 miles east of Kokomo ", or about 40 miles north of Indianapolis.

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  • Turkey to repeat Gulen extradition demand during US VP visit

    This was no accidental shelling of a melee between the Kurds and ISIS - Turkey deliberately targeted an ally of the United States. Q. Has Turkey provided evidence that Gulen should be returned? That has angered Erdogan and sparked an outpouring of anti-Americanism from pro-government media.

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  • Gausman throws 6 shutout innings as Orioles beat Nats 8-1

    Cole proved he is ready for another start after his performance agains the Baltimore Orioles on Monday. Wednesday night's Orioles vs. Washington baseball game featured Olympic swimmer gold medalist Katie Ledecky. "I expect it'll sink in as we move forward the next couple weeks and once I get back in the pool and start working toward my next goals". A double, a walk and two hit batters produced another run.

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  • Irish Olympics' officials digital devices seized in Rio

    Irish Olympics' officials digital devices seized in Rio

    Rio police did not confirm their role in Sunday's raid but said they were "conducting investigations since the morning, which will continue until Tuesday". The OCI said: "Brazilian police arrived at the OCI offices in the Olympic village and at OCI accommodation outside of the village". THG said it would not be issuing another formal statement but reiterated its comments from last week, which denied wrongdoing and backed the announcement of an independent inquiry into the allegations to be ...

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  • Woman Killed By Pokemon Go-Playing Driver, Police Say

    The suspect was named as Keiji Goo, a farmer, while the deceased victim was named as Sachiko Nakanishi, 72, and the injured victim as Kayoko Ikawa, 60, the Japan Times reported . The death, which occurred on Tuesday in the city of Tokushima, is the first known fatality directly related to the video game in Japan. A spokesman for Niantic, which developed Pokémon Go jointly with Nintendo affiliate Pokémon Company, said the company was aware of the accident.

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  • Google Fiber Has Gone Live In Salt Lake City

    Google Fiber Has Gone Live In Salt Lake City

    Google Fiber launched in Kansas City in 2012 as an alternative high-speed internet and TV service to traditional cable companies. Last month, Page reportedly ordered Google Fiber chief Craig Barratt to halve the size of the team and significantly reduce the cost of bringing the service to customers' homes.

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  • IPhone vulnerability used to target journalists, aid workers

    San Francisco-based Lookout smartphone security company and internet watchdog group Citizen Lab both suspect the NSO Group, an Israeli company, as the author of the spyware. That website launched the Apple attack and installed the Pegasus spyware. The company said Thursday it has updated its security. They used fake domains to try and disguise themselves as legitimate groups like the Red Cross, news organizations, and large tech companies.

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  • Former 'Degrassi High' Actor Arrested in Child Porn Bust

    Former 'Degrassi High' Actor Arrested in Child Porn Bust

    Police say their investigation began on January 20 after they received a tip that a man was uploading child pornography online. As a result, police charged Dickens, 45, and McEwen, 31, both of Toronto, with several child pornography and sexual assault counts, along with bestiality offences related to unspecified animals.

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  • Five people die in the sea at Camber Sands

    Five people die in the sea at Camber Sands

    Three of the victims were airlifted from sea on Wednesday and two other bodies were discovered washed ashore later the same day at a popular beach resort of Camber Sands in East Sussex . Thousands of people have already signed a petition calling for lifeguards to be introduced at the beach, where another man, aged 19, died in July after getting into difficulty swimming.

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  • Jury convicts man in boiled water attack on gays

    Prosecutors said Blackwell was upset that two gay men were sleeping together under his roof, and that the attack was premeditated . Blackwell's attorney said her client felt the young men's behavior was disrespectful and that there were certain things people sharing a house should not do.

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  • Clinton E-Mail Investigation Is a Fruitless Chase

    Clinton E-Mail Investigation Is a Fruitless Chase

    Clinton's opponent, Donald Trump, has made much of what he calls Clinton's untrustworthiness, and the email development comes as the conservative group Judicial Watch releases hundreds of pages of emails from Clinton's aide Huma Abedin that it alleges to show Abedin provided access to Clinton and the State Department on behalf of Clinton Foundation donors.

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  • Yellowstone celebrates Park Service centennial, despite fire

    Yellowstone celebrates Park Service centennial, despite fire

    Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. Meanwhile, a 58-square-mile fire that destroyed 105 homes in Southern California was nearly entirely contained and all evacuation orders were lifted.

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  • Judge: NY ex-Assembly speaker can remain free during appeal

    Judge: NY ex-Assembly speaker can remain free during appeal

    Once one of New York's most powerful politicians, Silver, 72, has been appealing his November 2015 conviction and 12-year prison sentence for fraud, extortion and money laundering charges, over multiple alleged schemes in which he collected millions of dollars of illegal bribes and kickbacks.

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  • 'There could certainly be a softening' on immigration stance

    Trump said on Tuesday at a Fox News event hosted by anchor Sean Hannity that he might be "softening" on illegal immigration to take account of those undocumented people who have contributed to American society and obeyed the law. He still wants to build a wall along the USA southern border with Mexico but he has emphasized in recent days a need to deal most urgently with illegal immigrants who commit crimes and also those who might be displacing African-American and Hispanic workers.

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