|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Trump Buys The Saudi Line On Jamal Khashoggi. Congress Doesn't Have To.|
WASHINGTON ― Saudi Arabia's stunning Friday night admission that its officials
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Dozens Injured After Floor Collapses During Party Near Clemson University|
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) -- The floor of a condominium clubhouse near Clemson
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Honduran migrant 'caravan' resumes from Mexico to US: AFP reporter|
Thousands of Honduran migrants resumed their march toward the United States on Sunday from the southern Mexican city of Ciudad Hidalgo. Mexican authorities on Thursday had managed to block the "caravan" of migrants on a border bridge between Mexico and Guatemala, but many later entered via a river separating the two countries. "No one is going to stop us, after all we've gone through, like crossing the river" said 21-year-old Aaron Juarez, who was accompanied by his wife and baby and was walking with difficulty because of an injury.
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - U.S. lottery jackpots climb to combined $2.2 billion|
For $2 a ticket, lottery players have a chance to be among the richest people in the world if they beat the long-shot odds of 1 in 303 million to win the Mega Millions jackpot of $1.6 billion Tuesday night. The sum reached a world record for lottery jackpots after there were no winning numbers for the $1 billion prize on Friday. About 280 million tickets were sold for Friday's drawing, with about 60 percent of all winning number combinations covered, said Seth Elkin, a spokesman for the Maryland Lottery.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - The Latest: Alaska governor seeks to boost Begich's odds|
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The Latest on the Alaska governor's race (all times local):
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Oreo Candy Canes Are Finally Hitting Shelves|
Suddenly, we're SO excited for Christmas.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery|
In total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Taiwan investigates train crash that killed 18|
The crash on the popular east coast line Sunday, which left the Puyuma Express lying zig-zagged across the tracks, also injured 187 passengers. Two students aged 12 and 13 from a junior high school in Taitung -- where the train was headed -- were also killed, according to the transport ministry. Officials said Monday that a small number of passengers were still unaccounted for and that the search effort was continuing at the accident site in the northeastern county of Yilan.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - This fifth grader's baked potato costume is better than whatever you've planned for Halloween|
This is One Good Thing
, a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Halloween is fast approaching and while you
may think your planned costume's impressive, there's a very good chance it won't top this fifth grader who dressed as a baked potato. Reddit user seal2781, a 24-year-old named Celia, recently shared a throwback Halloween picture from 2004 — the year she followed her heart and dressed as a baked potato wrapped in foil with a li'l pat of butter on top. Precious! Delicious! All around wholesome! The costume is one of the closest things we've seen to absolute Halloween perfection, and the kind of ensemble we should all strive to put together this time of year. If you're having doubts about how great it is, we're not exaggerating. See for yourself... SEE ALSO: This Kevin from 'The Office' Halloween costume for babies needs to exist IRL Celia told Mashable via Reddit that she fashioned the wearable baked potato for her elementary school Halloween costume contest. The costume won first prize and for that, she received a whole $5! "The day before the contest I decided I wanted to be a baked potato," she wrote. "I'm not really sure why — I just thought it would be funny." She says her dad Ron helped make the costume out of cardboard boxes. "We covered the boxes in wide plastic wrap to hold it all together, and then covered it in foil and added the fluff and brown paper 'skin.' The pad of butter was just a small pizza box covered in yellow cellophane paper." The baked potato has everything you'd want from a good costume. The homemade aspect shows off your resourceful side, it'll give people a good laugh, and you'll also stand out from a crowd of store bought superheroes, princesses, and more. Though it does have
one downfall... "The main thing I remember about the costume was how hot it was. I really felt like a baked potato wearing it," Celia said. But still, an overall success. Celia's family has been cranking out next-level costumes for years, she explained, recalling her brother's most memorable ensemble: a massive five-foot tall baseball bat. Stunning. Image: seal2781/reddit
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|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Trump will lead rally for Cruz, keeping hatchet buried|
The 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.
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - Saudi Operative Seen Wearing Jamal Khashoggi's Clothes After Killing: CNN|
One of 15 Saudi men sent to confront Jamal Khashoggi was seen on surveillance
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - These are the top 10 moneymaking cities from travel and tourism|
A new report reveals that Shanghai made the most money from tourism in 2017, raking in USD $35 billion mostly from domestic visitors.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Train derails in Taiwan|
One of Taiwan’s fastest passenger trains derailed Sunday on a curve along a popular weekend route, killing at least 18 people and injuring more than 170 others, authorities said. The Puyuma express was carrying more than 360 passengers from a suburb of Taipei in the north to Taitung, a city on Taiwan’s southeast coast, when it went off the tracks shortly before 5 p.m., the government said in a statement.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Mega Millions, Powerball jackpots hit $2 billion|
More than $2 billion is up for grabs this week in U.S. lottery jackpots after nobody won the top prize in the Mega Millions or Powerball games. Linda So reports.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Activists Blast White House Plan To Eradicate Transgender From Gender Definition|
Civil rights organizations and members of the LGBTQ community are stunned and
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 6 shot on street near north Florida stadium before NFL game|
Six people have been wounded in a street shooting blocks from the Florida stadium where the NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars play.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Special police force deployed in Nigerian state of Kaduna: Buhari on Twitter|
A 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.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Is Costco's Same-Day Fresh Food Delivery Worth It?|
Costco recently added produce, meats, fish, dairy and other fresh groceries—including its popular rotisserie chicken—to the roster of items available for same-day delivery. If you're a member an...
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’|
The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - On the trail: Does Beto O'Rourke have a chance against Ted Cruz in Texas?|
ABC News' Paula Faris is on the campaign trail with Republican Sen. Ted Cruz and challenger Rep. Beto O'Rourke as they vie for the U.S. Senate in Texas.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Kuwait welcomes decisions by Saudi king on 'regretful' Khashoggi case|
DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait has welcomed the decisions taken by Saudi Arabia's King Salman with regards to the death of critic Jamal Khashoggi, a foreign ministry source told Kuna on Sunday. The source said the king's handling of the case "depicts the Kingdom's keenness and commitment to establish the truth and its respect for legal principles to bring to account those behind this regretful event. ...
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - Photographer documents abandoned asylums and psychiatric hospitals|
These eerie images showcase the haunting abandoned asylums that lie dotted across secluded parts of the U.S. and Canada. Intrepid explorer Dave, the man behind the social media presence Freaktography, has spent more than six years documenting these wonders.
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - The 2019 Nissan Maxima Is Getting a New Look|
The updated sedan will have more active-safety tech, and we'll learn the full details at the Los Angeles auto show.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza: statement|
Israel 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 strikes. "The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts (militant Islamist Gaza rulers) Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, a statement from Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman office read. On Wednesday, Lieberman had ordered the closure of the Kerem Shalom goods crossing and the Erez crossing for people, after a rocket from the Palestinian territory hit a home in southern Israel, prompting the Jewish state to strike 20 Hamas targets in Gaza.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Authorities hunt for 2nd suspect in Georgia police shooting|
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Two teenage suspects, including one who is still being sought by police, are facing charges in connection with the fatal shooting of a Georgia police officer who was killed while responding to a suspicious vehicle parked near a school, authorities said Sunday.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Prince Harry Flies Solo In Sydney As Meghan Markle's Schedule Is Cut Back|
SYDNEY ― Prince Harry was on his own Sunday morning, as wife Meghan Markle
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - School Cook Fired After Serving Students Kangaroo Meat Chili|
He argues that it's a lean, healthy meat.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 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
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - The women’s wave is coming. Republicans should be worried|
Over the last five weeks, tens of thousands of people traveled to DC to demonstrate against President Trump, and more than 3,500 people were trained in nonviolent civil disobedience.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Germany questions arms sales to Saudi over Khashoggi killing|
Germany should not approve arms sales to Saudi Arabia until investigations into the circumstances of journalist Jamal Khashoggi's death have been completed, Foreign Minister Heiko Maas said on Saturday. Maas's statement, which appeared to reverse a decision to sell artillery systems to Riyadh, came after he and Chancellor Angela Merkel rejected as unsatisfactory Saudi Arabia's explanation for the death of the dissident journalist in its Istanbul consulate.
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - Fenty Beauty is here to help you shimmer into the holiday season|
Rihanna sprung another surprise on her 'Navy' of fans over the weekend, with the announcement of a new Fenty Beauty launch. The superstar's cult cosmetics brand is bringing back its ‘Fairy Bomb Shimmer Powder,' which launched as a limited-edition body shimmer back in the summer. "These 3 hyper-reflective shades come in the same superfine all-over highlighting powder formula from #FAIRYBOMB Pom Pom, but now available in loose powder form to glow all over your face and body!" Fenty Beauty has confirmed via Instagram.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - US, Turkey to soon begin joint patrols in north Syria|
AL-UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar (AP) — Turkish and American troops could begin conducting joint patrols in a matter of days around the northern Syrian city of Manbij within the coming days, the top U.S. commander for the Middle East said Sunday.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - 'Half million' rally in London for new Brexit vote|
EU flag waving Britons rejecting a future outside Europe packed the heart of London on Saturday for an anti-Brexit protest organisers said drew more than half a million people. The police gave no figures for how many showed up for the massive march and rally outside parliament aimed at pressing the government into holding a second Brexit vote. London Mayor Sadiq Khan called Saturday "an historic moment in our democracy" that united "every corner of our country and every section of our society".
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - Roche lands Tecentriq trial win, still trails Merck in lung cancer|
Roche's Tecentriq plus chemotherapy boosted lung cancer patients' survival by nearly five months, study data released on Monday showed, underscoring benefits of the Swiss group's immunotherapy but still leaving it trailing a rival's drug. Tecentriq added to a chemotherapy backbone of carboplatin/nab-paclitaxel in first-line non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) boosted median overall survival (OS) to 18.6 months, Roche said, compared to 13.9 months for those getting just chemotherapy. Survival without the disease worsening (PFS) was lifted to 7 months for patients getting Tecentriq plus chemotherapy, Roche said, versus 5.5 months for the chemotherapy group.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Selma Blair Reveals She Has Multiple Sclerosis|
Actress Selma Blair revealed to her Instagram followers Saturday that she has
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - The 2019 Volvo S60 Shrink-Wraps Volvo's Best Stuff into One Smart Package|
And in doing so, displays a unique and likeable character.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Beto O'Rourke Declines To Answer Trump Attacks With 'Bitterness,' 'Name-Calling'|
Rep. Beto O'Rourke, the Democratic nominee for Senate in Texas, passed on a
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - 8 combatants, 6 civilians die in Kashmir battles, clashes|
SRINAGAR, India (AP) — Three local rebels were killed in a gunbattle with Indian government forces in disputed Kashmir on Sunday, and six civilians were killed in an explosion at the site after the fighting was over, officials and residents said.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Khaled El Mays's Beirut Abode Blurs The Line Between Home and Showroom|
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - LeBron James' First Lakers Home Game Turns Into A Brawl|
LeBron James has been a Los Angeles Laker for all of two games now, and aside
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Turkey to Publicize Details From Its Investigation Into Jamal Khashoggi's Killing|
In a sign of growing pressure on Saudi Arabia, Turkey said it will announce details of its investigation
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Jordan wants Israel to return lands leased under 1994 peace deal|
King Abdullah II announced Sunday that Jordan has notified Israel it wants to reclaim two small plots of territory leased under their 1994 peace deal. "We have informed Israel (that we are putting) an end to the application of the peace treaty annexes regarding Baqura and Ghumar," said the king, quoted by official news agency Petra. The land was leased to Israel for a 25-year renewable period under annexes of the 1994 peace treaty that lay down a one-year notice period, with Jordan retaining sovereignty.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - AstraZeneca's Lynparza shown to put brakes on ovarian cancer|
An AstraZeneca drug that blocks a cancer cell's ability to repair its genetic code greatly reduced the risk of ovarian cancer worsening in a phase III trial, underpinning its lead against two U.S. rivals in the same class. Given as a maintenance therapy to reinforce initial chemotherapy, Lynparza halted or reversed tumor growth in 60 percent of patients three years into the trial. At year four, the progression-free survival (PFS) rate in the Lynparza group was still above 50 percent, against 11 percent for chemotherapy alone.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Religious Extremists Got Their Justice. Now They're Going To Strip LGBTQ Rights.|
While much of the country was in an uproar over the nomination (and
|Monday, October 22, 2018 - Palestinian stabs Israeli soldier and is shot dead: military|
A Palestinian stabbed an Israeli soldier and was shot dead by the wounded man and other troops in the Israeli-occupied West Bank on Monday, the military said. In a statement, the military said the incident occurred near the biblical Cave of the Patriarchs, revered by Muslims as the Ibrahimi mosque, in the city of Hebron. Palestinians began a wave of knife and car-ramming attacks in the West Bank and in Israel in 2015, after peace talks with Israel collapsed.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Warren ancestry highlights how tribes decide membership|
The clash between Elizabeth Warren and President Trump over her Native American heritage highlights the varying methods tribes use to determine who belongs — a decision that has wide-ranging consequences.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Kurdish party behind referendum wins regional polls in Iraq|
ERBIL, Iraq (AP) — The Iraqi Kurdish party behind last year's ill-fated independence referendum has won the most seats in parliamentary elections held in the autonomous Kurdish region, authorities said Sunday.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Meghan Markle Cuts Back on Tour Schedule to Rest: 'Being Pregnant Takes Its Toll'|
The Duchess of Sussex has been in Australia as part of a 16-day official visit to the region.
|Sunday, October 21, 2018 - Judge Won`t Dismiss Lawsuit Against Warren Jeffs, FLDS Church Claiming `Ritualistic Sex Abuse`|
A judge is refusing to dismiss a multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by a woman against imprisoned polygamist leader Warren Jeffs, the Fundamentalist LDS Church, and others.
|Saturday, October 20, 2018 - Turkey 'will not allow a cover up' as Saudi Arabia admits Jamal Khashoggi was killed at consulate|
Turkey vowed on Saturday that it would not allow any cover up in the Jamal Khashoggi case after Saudi Arabia admitted its operatives had killed the journalist but insisted that Mohammed bin Salman, the crown prince, was not involved. After more than two weeks of protesting its innocence, Saudi Arabia changed course and said that Mr Khashoggi, 59, died during “a fist fight” inside the Saudi consulate on October 2. The kingdom said it had arrested 18 Saudis in connection with the killing and sacked General Ahmed al-Assiri, the deputy intelligence chief, and Saud al-Qahtani, a close aide to Crown Prince Mohammed. Saudi officials insisted that the crown prince had no knowledge of the murder or subsequent cover up. King Salman tasked him with reforming the Saudi intelligence services, a sign that Crown Prince Mohammed's position remains secure. Donald Trump, the US president, said he found the explanation “credible” but the Saudi narrative was met with a wave of scepticism by American spy agencies and leading members of Congress. “To say that I am sceptical of the new Saudi narrative about Mr Khashoggi is an understatement,” said Lindsey Graham, a powerful Republican senator. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, said the explanation “is not at all credible”. The claim that Khashoggi was killed while brawling with 15 men dispatched from Saudi Arabia is not at all credible. If he was fighting with those sent to capture or kill him, it was for his life. The Kingdom must be held to account. If Administration doesn’t lead, Congress must.— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) October 19, 2018 Omer Celik, a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), said the country had “a debt of honour” to solve Mr Khashoggi’s death and would continue its own investigation. "Turkey will reveal whatever had happened. Nobody should ever doubt about it,” Mr Celik said. “We are not accusing anyone in advance but we don’t accept anything to remain covered [up].” His statement stopped short of saying Turkey did not believe the Saudi explanation but indicated that Turkish officials did not intend to immediately accept Riyadh’s version of events. Turkish police continue to search for Mr Khashoggi’s body. Saudi Arabia said that his killers handed the corpse to a local accomplice and that the kingdom did not know where it was. Turkish officials also claim to have gruesome audio tapes showing Mr Khashoggi was tortured before he was murdered and cut apart with a bone saw. The tapes, if confirmed, could undercut Saudi Arabia’s claim about a fist fight. Angela Merkel, the German chancellor, became the first major leader to say she did not accept the Saudi explanation of the "horrific events" in Istanbul. “They still haven’t been cleared up and of course we demand that they be cleared up,” she said on Saturday. The Saudi government has been under days of intense pressure to explain what happened to the dissident journalist after he entered the consulate more than two weeks ago. Jamal Khashoggi death | The unanswered questions Saudi officials said that the kingdom had issued a general order for Saudi dissidents to return home but that Gen Assiri had acted on his own to plan an operation to capture Mr Khashoggi in Turkey. "There were no orders for them to kill him or even specifically kidnap him," a Saudi official said. “[Crown Prince Mohammed] had no knowledge of this specific operation and certainly did not order a kidnapping or murder of anybody. He will have been aware of the general instruction to tell people to come back.” In the Saudi explanation, the 15-man squad confronted Mr Khashoggi when he entered the consulate and a fight broke out, resulting in the journalist's death. A Saudi statement said the interaction between Mr Khashoggi and his kidnappers “did not go as required and developed in a negative way, led to a fight and a quarrel between some of them”. Mohammed bin Salman's reputation as a reformer has come under scrutiny amid questions over Khashoggi's death Credit: Francois Mori/AP All 15 men, mainly spies and soldiers, were arrested along with two consular staff and a driver. Saudi Arabia said the 18 would be tried in Saudi courts. Three other intelligence officials were also sacked. Bruce Riedel, a former CIA officer and director of the Intelligence Project at the Brookings Institute, said it was “ludicrous” to claim Saudi officials had mounted the elaborate operation without Crown Prince Mohammed’s knowledge. “If this is the best cover up they’re going to be able to put forward it’s not going to pass muster,” he said. Regional allies - including Egypt, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates - issued statements in praise of the king. Critics of Saudi Arabia pointed to several tweets by Mr al-Qahtani as evidence that the crown prince was fully aware of what his aides were doing. In one 2017 tweet, Mr al-Qahtani said he would never act on his own initiative and described himself as “a faithful executor” of the orders of the king and crown prince. On the same day he warned a Saudi dissident living in London that the “assassination file has been reopened”. After his sacking, Mr al-Qahtani tweeted his thanks to the king and the crown prince for the "great confidence" they put him in and said he would continue to be "a loyal servant". Mr Khashoggi's Turkish fiancée, Hatice Cengiz, tweeted in Arabic: "The heart grieves, the eye tears, and with your separation we are saddened, my dear Jamal," she said, also asking "#where is martyr Khashoggi's body?" Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques directs that a ministerial committee be formed under chairmanship of HRH Crown Prince to restructure the General Intelligence Presidency and modernize its regulations and define its powers precisely.#SPAGOV— SPAENG (@Spa_Eng) October 19, 2018 Saturday's announcements confirmed days of speculation that the royal family would blame Gen Assiri for Mr Khashoggi's death. The commander, who trained at Sandhurst, had only recently taken up the number two position in the Saudi intelligence community. It was not clear if he would face any judicial proceedings. Supporters of Saudi Arabia insisted that the dismissal of senior officials was proof that the kingdom was not engaging in a cover up to protect the crown prince. "This is unprecedented," said Ali Shihabi, founder of the pro-Saudi Arabia foundation. The removal of two top officials, a cabinet ranking, very powerful and close advisor of MBS and the Deputy Head of Foreign intelligence + 4 other Generals in foreign intelligence (virtually its whole top leadership) cannot be written off as a cover up. This is unprecedented.— Ali Shihabi (@aliShihabi) October 19, 2018 Antonio Guterres, UN secretary-general, is "deeply troubled" by the admission, said a spokesman. The UN chief called for a "prompt, thorough, transparent" probe into the circumstances of Khashoggi's death and urged full accountability for those who were involved. The alleged killing has sent shockwaves through the world, dwarfing outrage over the kingdom’s recent arrest of women’s rights activists and its involvement in the deaths of civilians in the war in Yemen. The disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi In the past few days, foreign diplomats have suspended scheduled visits to the kingdom and more than two dozen senior officials and executives from the US and Europe have cancelled plans to attend the Future Investment Initiative, dubbed the “Davos of the Desert”. The announcement that Mr Khashoggi was killed at the consulate will heap more pressure on Britain to act against Saudi Arabia. Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt is considering the "next steps" in Britain's response to the case, officials said. Mr Hunt had earlier warned there would be "consequences" for the UK's relationship with Saudi Arabia if it was found the journalist was murdered.