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Jamal Khashoggi: Trump suggests 'rogue killers' to blame
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Saudi and Turkish investigators enter the consulate in Istanbul where the Saudi journalist was last seen.

Russian Orthodox Church cuts all links with Constantinople
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The Russian Orthodox Church rejects the recognition of the Ukrainian branch's independence.

Elizabeth Warren: DNA test finds 'strong evidence' of Native American blood
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Elizabeth Warren reveals "strong evidence" she has Native American blood after jibes from Donald Trump.

'It's OK to be white' bill defeated in Australian Senate
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The provocative motion started by a far-right politician lost by just three votes in the Senate.

Mounir al-Motassadek: Germany releases 9/11 accomplice
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Mounir al-Motassadek is deported to Morocco after 15 years in prison for his part in 9/11.

The Saudis are preparing a report that will acknowledge Jamal Khashoggi's death was the result of an interrogation that went wrong, two sources say
Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970

Trump: 'Nobody knows if it's an official report'
Posted on Thursday January 01, 1970

Trump: Saudi King denies knowledge of Khashoggi
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

President Trump says he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman, who denied any knowledge of what happened to missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Analysis: Trump's HUGE 'denial' double standard
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

On Monday morning, President Donald Trump said he spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman about Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi and left seemingly convinced that the Saudi government played no role in the reporter's disappearance in Turkey earlier this month.

Source: Saudis to allow search of consulate
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Saudi Arabia has given Turkey permission to search its Istanbul consulate, nearly two weeks after journalist Jamal Khashoggi went missing there, a Turkish diplomatic source told CNN's Clarissa Ward.

Number of missing in city hard-hit by Michael drops dramatically
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Three people were unaccounted for Monday in Mexico Beach, Florida.

Trump, first lady visit Hurricane Michael-ravaged areas in Florida, Georgia
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

President Trump and the first lady are visiting Florida and Georgia Monday to highlight ongoing recovery efforts after Hurricane Michael.

Lawyer for indicted Russian firm says special counsel 'made up a crime'
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

In a hearing in a Washington, D.C. courtroom on Monday, Eric Dubelier of the American law firm Reed Smith argued that the case against Concord should be dismissed.

How hackable are American voting machines? It depends who you ask
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

With the midterms fast approaching amid the ongoing fallout from Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, concerns about vote hacking have never been higher.

Mega Millions and Powerball lotteries now have $1 billion combined jackpot
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Almost $1 billion is awaiting people who have tickets for Mega Millions jackpot and Powerball jackpot this week.

Meghan Markle, Prince Harry royal baby announcement: Everything you need to know
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

A baby is on the way for Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

Saudi Arabia considers saying activist Jamal Khashoggi was killed by mistake, reports say
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The Saudi government is considering whether to say that rogue intelligence operatives murdered activist and writer Jamal Khashoggi by mistake inside the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul earlier this month, multiple media outlets reported Monday. 

Trump hedges on climate change denial in wake of Hurricane Michael; says 'there is something there'
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

President Trump on Monday once again backed off his previous claim that climate change is a hoax, but would not say whether or not he believed it was a manmade problem.

Gutfeld on Elizabeth Warren’s latest claim
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

It's not about her background. It's about cheating.

Kendra Wilkinson says she signed her ‘last divorce paper’ from Hank Baskett: ‘I gave it all I got’
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Kendra Wilkinson’s divorce is nearly finalized.

Asia and Australia Edition: Myanmar, China, Harvard: Your Tuesday Briefing
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Trump Says ‘Rogue Killers’ May Be Involved in Saudi Journalist Case
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

After speaking with King Salman of Saudi Arabia, the American president offered an explanation that is being pushed by the royal court for the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi.

Jamal Khashoggi’s Disappearance: What We Know and Don’t Know
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Saudi officials arrive at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Monday for an investigation into the Oct. 2 disappearance there of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

Mediator: Reality Breaks Up a Saudi Prince Charming’s Media Narrative
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at the center of last year’s Future Investment Initiative. The sponsors, partners and participants of this year’s conference included a number of media companies. Most have pulled out in the wake of reports of the murder of a Saudi journalist.

Among the Ruins of Mexico Beach Stands One House, Built ‘for the Big One’
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The elevated house that the owners call the Sand Palace, on 36th Street in Mexico Beach, Fla., came through Hurricane Michael almost unscathed.

U.S. government, but not Trump, can be sued over climate: judge
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

A group of young Americans suing the federal government over lack of action to fight climate change can proceed with their lawsuit, but U.S. President Donald Trump cannot be named as a defendant, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

Sears, once a retail titan, files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Sears Holdings Corp filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy on Monday with a plan to close about 142 of its 700 stores by the end of the year, throwing into doubt the future of the century-old retailer that once dominated U.S. malls but has withered in the age of internet shopping.

Many U.S. mall owners say good riddance to Sears
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The real estate investment trusts that own the malls and shopping centers where many Sears stores are anchor tenants have waited years for the retailer's demise to renovate the sites and boost rent, although redevelopment costs may strain some plans.

U.S. government posts widest deficit since 2012
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The U.S. government closed the 2018 fiscal year $779 billion in the red, its highest deficit in six years, as Republican-led tax cuts pinched revenues and expenses rose on a growing national debt, according to data released on Monday by the Treasury Department.

Trump meets hurricane survivors in devastated Florida Panhandle
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday got a first-hand look at the "total devastation" that Hurricane Michael brought to Florida's Panhandle, meeting with survivors and saying that providing food and safety for them was a top priority.

Ex-Senate staffer linked to NYT reporter pleads guilty in leak probe
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The inquiry into James Wolfe's contacts with journalists is part of a broader investigation into unauthorized disclosures of classified information.

     
 
 

Mike Pence shows rare difference from Donald Trump in case of missing journalist Jamal Khashoggi
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

In a rare difference with his boss, Vice President Mike Pence has been more forceful than the president in condemning the disappearance of a dissident journalist.

     
 
 

Suds shortage? Warming climate threatens world's beer supply
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Worldwide, over the next few decades, beer could become more scarce and thus more expensive because of human-caused global warming, a study says.

     
 
 

Sears store closing list: 142 more Sears, Kmart locations closing in Chapter 11 bankruptcy
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Sears Holdings plans to close another 142 unprofitable stores, as part of its Chapter 11 bankruptcy, on top of 46 store closings announced in August.

     
 
 

Father attacked his son with chainsaw before son ran him over with lawn mower, police say
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The son reportedly drove over his father, Douglas Ferguson of Bristol, Tennessee, after the father tried to attack him with a chainsaw.

     
 
 

President Trump: The "60 Minutes" interview
Posted on Sunday October 14, 2018

Lesley Stahl speaks with the commander in chief about a wide range of topics in his first "60 Minutes" interview since taking office

Jeff Bezos explains decision to work with Pentagon
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Bezos was a surprise speaker at the Wired25 conference in San Francisco on Monday

Sidelined health official says EPA inaction means "kids are disposable"
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Dr. Ruth Etzel, the agency's top pediatric expert who was placed on administrative leave, says the administration has no intention of taking action against lead in children's environments

NYPD to pursue charges against 9 members of far-right Proud Boys for violent brawl
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Investigators inspect Saudi consulate where writer disappeared
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Donald Trump says 'rogue killers' may have murdered Khashoggi
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

US president’s remarks come as Turkish investigators finally get access to Saudi consulate

Donald Trump has speculated that “rogue killers” may have been responsible for the presumed death of Jamal Khashoggi, as Turkish investigators finally gained access to the Saudi consulate, 13 days after the missing Washington Post columnist was last seen there.

Turkish officials were allowed into the consulate in Ankara only after Saudi staff, consular visitors and a team of cleaners equipped with mops, buckets and disinfectant had been allowed into the building.

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Australia may move embassy in Israel to Jerusalem
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Prime minister Scott Morrison expected to announce he is considering following Donald Trump’s move

Australia may follow US president Donald Trump’s lead and move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem from Tel Aviv.

The prime minister, Scott Morrison, is expected to make an announcement on Tuesday as part of a foreign policy statement on Israel in Canberra.

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Theresa May faces frantic 48 hours to save Brexit plan as talks stall
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

PM to seek cabinet support before calling on EU leaders to drop backstop proposal

Theresa May faces a frantic 48 hours to try to save her Brexit negotiating strategy after she admitted talks had ground to a halt because of the EU’s insistence upon a Northern Ireland-only backstop.

The prime minister is expected to plead with EU leaders to drop their Irish backstop proposal at a make-or-break summit dinner on Wednesday night after seeking the support of members of her cabinet on Tuesday morning.

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Humanity is ‘cutting down the tree of life’, warn scientists
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

More than 300 mammal species have been eradicated by human activities, say researchers

Humanity’s ongoing annihilation of wildlife is cutting down the tree of life, including the branch we are sitting on, according to a stark new analysis.

More than 300 different mammal species have been eradicated by human activities. The new research calculates the total unique evolutionary history that has been lost as a result at a startling 2.5bn years.

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Italy's Salvini forced into U-turn over school lunches for immigrant children
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Far-right minister forced to drop support for edict that effectively excluded children from school canteens

Italy’s far-right interior minister, Matteo Salvini, has been forced to drop his support for a controversial policy in a northern city that led to the children of immigrants paying more for school lunches than their Italian counterparts.

The minister came under pressure after a crowdfunding appeal raised €60,000 (£46,000) within a few days to fund school lunches for the children of mainly African migrants in protest against a resolution passed by Sara Casanova, the mayor from Salvini’s League party in the Lombardy city of Lodi, that in effect forced them to eat separately.

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'Rogue Killers' May Have Murdered Saudi Journalist, Trump Suggests
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The Saudis have denied any knowledge of Jamal Khashoggi's whereabouts. "We're going to try getting to the bottom of it very soon," Trump said, and dispatched Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to Riyadh.

Critic Of Federal Public Lands Management To Join Department Of The Interior
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The Department of the Interior has chosen a prominent property rights attorney in Wyoming as their new deputy solicitor. Its a controversial appointment for environmental groups.

If Your Medical Information Becomes A Moneymaker, Could You Could Get A Cut?
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Sometimes discoveries derived from patients' medical data become the foundation of new profit-making companies. A fledgling industry wants to help patients get a cut of the cash.

Colorado's Anti-Fracking Measure Would Keep Wells Farther Away From Homes And Schools
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

A ballot measure would keep new oil and gas wells 2,500 feet away from homes and schools, the strictest setback in the nation. The oil and gas industry says that threatens its very existence.

Trump Visits Areas Slammed By Hurricane Michael
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The president observed some of the worst-hit areas during a helicopter tour, including Florida homes that had been ripped from their foundations. "Some of them have no trace of a home," Trump said.

Warren makes the case that she can go toe-to-toe with Trump
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Analysis: The Massachusetts Democrat's DNA test is intended to prove more than her ancestry: that she has what it takes to run against the president.

Trump, in hurricane-hit Florida: 'We are doing more than anybody would've done'
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit Florida and Georgia to meet with first responders and view damage caused by last week's storm.

At 6-0, Todd Gurley and the L.A. Rams look unstoppable
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

Todd Gurley led the Rams to a win in Week 6 with another standout performance, as L.A. continues to dominate all teams in its path.

Trump suggests 'rogue killers' possibly involved with Khashoggi, says Saudi King denies involvement
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

The president said Monday he had spoken with the Saudi leader and is sending Pompeo to Saudi Arabia.

Hollywood talent firm to consider return of $400 million of Saudi cash
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

If Endeavor returns the money, it will be among the most significant moves yet by a U.S. company distancing itself from Riyadh.

Saudis Weigh Saying Journalist Was Killed by Mistake
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

  1. Saudis Weigh Saying Journalist Was Killed by Mistake  Wall Street Journal
  2. 'Rogue Killers' May Have Murdered Saudi Journalist, Trump Suggests  NPR
  3. Saudis reportedly preparing to claim Jamal Khashoggi was killed as a result of a botched interrogation  Business Insider
  4. Here's why oil isn't rallying despite US-Saudi tensions over missing journalist  MarketWatch
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With talks deadlocked, May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit talks
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

  1. With talks deadlocked, May says Irish backstop cannot derail Brexit talks  Reuters
  2. Theresa May says Brexit deal still 'achievable' despite differences  BBC News
  3. The Democratic Unionist Party Isn't Bluffing on Brexit. It's Being 'Thran.'  Foreign Policy
  4. Analysis: despite the backstop frustrations, a Brexit deal will probably be done - in December  HeraldScotland
  5. Irish border dispute looms large over the UK-EU Brexit talks  Washington Post
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What we know about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's royal baby, due in the spring
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

  1. What we know about Duchess Meghan and Prince Harry's royal baby, due in the spring  USA TODAY
  2. Royal baby: Did announcement upstage Princess Eugenie's wedding?  BBC News
  3. Meghan and Harry's baby will not automatically be a prince or princess. Here's why.  Washington Post
  4. Why the world will go wild for Meghan and Harry's baby  CNN
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French Flash Floods Kill at Least 11
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

  1. French Flash Floods Kill at Least 11  New York Times
  2. Elderly nun among nearly dozen killed during heaving flooding in France  NBCNews.com
  3. The Latest: France's Macron offers flood victims solidarity  Washington Post
  4. At least 13 killed by flash floods in southern France  euronews
  5. France flash floods – Roads washed away, hospitals flooded and thousands evacuated as shocking aerials reveal ...  The Sun
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The Latest: NKorea-born reporter banned from covering talks
Posted on Monday October 15, 2018

  1. The Latest: NKorea-born reporter banned from covering talks  Washington Post
  2. North, South Korea agree to begin reconnecting roads, railways  The Hill
  3. South Korea And North Korea Strike Transportation Deal As Washington Warns Seoul Not To Get Cozy With Kim  The Daily Caller
  4. Notoriously difficult to deal with, Trump gets work done  Daily News & Analysis
  5. Hailed as a Hero, Executed as a Spy, and Exonerated Decades Later  New York Times
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