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  • Cambodian opposition leader denied entry into Thailand - rights group

    An exiled Cambodian opposition leader was denied entry into Thailand on the weekend, ahead of her planned return to Cambodia early next month, a rights group told Reuters on Wednesday. Mu Sochua, vice president of the banned opposition Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP), arrived at Thailand's Suvarnabhumi Airport on Sunday afternoon, Human Rights Watch told Reuters.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:45:24 -0400
  • Kremlin says U.S. betrayed Kurds in Syria, tells Kurds to withdraw or be mauled

    The Kremlin said on Wednesday that the United States had betrayed and abandoned the Syrian Kurds and advised the Kurds to withdraw from the Syrian border as per a deal between Moscow and Ankara or be mauled by the Turkish army. Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov made the comments to Russian news agencies.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:40:35 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Policy challenges for Indonesia's Widodo in second term

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and including the leader of the opposition in the team as he seeks to push through reforms. Widodo has pledged to quickly remove scores of regulations that are hampering investment and help to create jobs. Hampered by soft commodity prices, Indonesia has struggled to lift economic growth above 5% in recent years despite a boom in infrastructure building and attempts to cut red tape hampering investment.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:28:18 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Lion Air crash investigators tell victims' families 737 MAX design flaws linked to accident

    Mechanical and design issues contributed to the crash of a Lion Air 737 MAX jet last October, Indonesian investigators told victims' families in a briefing on Wednesday ahead of the release of a final report. Contributing factors to the crash of the new Boeing jet, which killed all 189 on board, included incorrect assumptions on how an anti-stall device called the Maneuvering Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) functioned and how pilots would react, slides in the presentation showed. The briefing slides also showed that a lack of documentation about how systems would behave in the crash scenario, including the activation of a "stick shaker" device that warned pilots of a dangerous loss of lift, also contributed.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:02:40 -0400
  • Canada's Trudeau wins reelection but faces a divided nation

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    Prime Minister Justin Trudeau begins his second term facing an increasingly divided Parliament and country, with his rock-star appeal from four years ago diminished by scandal and unmet expectations. Trudeau was reelected in a stronger-than-expected showing in Monday's national elections. The prime minister struck a conciliatory note in an early morning address that forced the TV networks to break away from covering his Conservative rival, Andrew Scheer, who had just begun speaking to his own supporters.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:49:31 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Botswana votes in first real challenge to ruling party

    Botswana polls opened on Wednesday for a general election that is expected to provide the first genuine challenge to the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) in its five decades of dominance over southern Africa's wealthiest and most stable nation. Whichever party wins will have to move swiftly to transform the economy, which since independence from Britain in 1966 has grown at 8% a year to become one of Africa's most successful, but now risks coming unstuck because of over-reliance on a single commodity - diamonds. Campaigning on promises to drive that economic transformation, Duma Boko, leader of the Umbrella for Democratic Change, is hoping to unseat the BDP of President Mokgweetsi Masisi.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:48:25 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Pentagon chief visits Iraq as U.S. troops withdraw from Syria

    U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday, where he is likely to face questions about how long U.S. troops withdrawing from northeast Syria will stay in Iraq. The Iraq military said on Tuesday that U.S. forces crossing into Iraq as part of a pull-out from Syria do not have permission to stay and can only be there in transit. While Esper initially told reporters the troops withdrawing from Syria would go to western Iraq to fight Islamic State and "help defend Iraq," he said on Tuesday that Washington aimed to eventually bring the troops back to the United States.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:48:17 -0400
  • Toyota's luxury Lexus brand plans battery EV launch in 2020

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    Toyota Motor's Lexus will launch its first all-battery electric vehicle next year, as the luxury brand races to market a battery-operated car amid growing competition to develop zero-emissions vehicles, the head of the brand said on Wednesday. At the unveiling of a concept model of a futuristic EV hatchback ahead of the Tokyo Motor Show, he added that the goal is for sales of Lexus electric vehicles, including battery electrics and gasoline hybrids, to outpace sales of the luxury brand's gasoline vehicle models by 2025. The Lexus model will be Toyota's first full-sized, battery operated passenger car as the Japanese automaker catches up with rivals, including Nissan Motor Co and Tesla Inc , which have marketed battery EVs for years.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:45:11 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Talks with EU could be alternative to auto import tariffs, U.S.'s Ross tells FT

    New negotiations with the European Union could be an alternative to imposing tariffs on automotive imports next month, U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has suggested in an interview with the Financial Times published on Wednesday. President Donald Trump declared this year that some imported vehicles and parts posed a national security threat, but delayed a decision until November on whether to impose tariffs, so as to allow for more time for trade talks with the European Union.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:32:58 -0400
  • As trial nears, hearing set in Florida school shooting case

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    As his death penalty trial draws closer, a hearing is set for Florida school shooting defendant Nikolas Cruz in the 2018 massacre that killed 17 people. Although Cruz has pleaded not guilty, his lawyers say he would admit to the crimes in exchange for a life prison sentence. Prosecutors say they are pursuing the death penalty.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:29:28 -0400
  • Appeals court set to hear arguments over Trump's tax returns

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    President Donald Trump's lawyers are ready to urge a federal appeals court to reverse a lower-court's conclusion that his tax returns can be turned over to state prosecutors. The lawyers will appear before the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan on Wednesday morning to urge a three-judge panel to reject the judge's conclusions that Trump can't stand in the way of the request from the office of Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. Vance, a Democrat, sought tax records since 2011 from Trump's longtime accountant for a criminal probe stemming in part from payments made to buy the silence of two women who claim affairs with the president before the 2016 presidential election.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:24:30 -0400
  • Giuliani associates due in court in campaign finance case

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    Two associates of Rudy Giuliani are to be arraigned Wednesday on charges they used straw donors to make illegal campaign contributions to politicians and committees to advance their business interests. Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman were expected to plead not guilty in federal court in Manhattan in a case that's cast a harsh light on the business dealings of President Donald Trump's personal lawyer. Prosecutors say Parnas and Fruman made donations while lobbying U.S. politicians to oust the country's ambassador to Ukraine.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:17:53 -0400
  • California braces for possible round 2 of outages

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    California's largest utility planned to decide Wednesday whether to black out some half-million customers as dangerous fire weather returns to California. Pacific Gas & Electric said it could begin precautionary power shutoffs as early as Wednesday afternoon to about 189,000 homes and businesses in portions of 16 counties, mostly in the Sierra foothills and north of the San Francisco Bay Area. Meanwhile, Southern California Edison said it could cut power Thursday to about 132,000 customers in six counties — around 300,000 people.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:17:01 -0400
  • Jamaican citizens sue Yellowstone Club over wages

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    Five Jamaican citizens who were recruited to work at a Montana ski resort for the ultra-rich just north of Yellowstone National Park last winter say they and more than 100 other Jamaicans were discriminated against and paid less than other employees doing the same work. The lawsuit alleges the Jamaicans did not receive tips or service charges that are included on restaurant and bar bills like other employees did while cooking for or serving wealthy club members, who include Microsoft founder Bill Gates, Berkshire Hathaway founder Warren Buffett and Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The complaint argues the lost tips and service charges could amount to around $500 a night for workers at the nicest restaurants.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:11:48 -0400
  • Trump claim brings new pain to relatives of lynching victims

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    Willie Edwards Jr., a black truck driver, was killed by Ku Klux Klansmen who forced him to jump off a bridge in Alabama in 1957. Two years earlier, white men had bludgeoned black teenager Emmett Till to death in Mississippi. Both people died in racist lynchings, and relatives of each were aghast Tuesday after President Donald Trump compared his own possible impeachment to lynching — racist killings, often for the purpose of inciting terror, that took an estimated 4,400 black lives over roughly seven decades in 20 states, mostly in the South.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:10:20 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip on Brexit snag, Texas Instruments' revenue woes

    U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as revenue warnings from Texas Instruments raised worries about the global tech sector and after British lawmakers forced the government to hit the pause button on the latest Brexit deal. European shares are expected to fall, with pan-European Euro Stoxx 50 futures trading down 0.72%, German DAX futures losing 0.79% and FTSE futures off 0.23%. S&P500 mini futures dropped 0.2% while Japan's Nikkei was up 0.1% after falling as much as 0.4%.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:04:55 -0400
  • New 9/11 exhibit stages hunt for Osama bin Laden

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    Declassified U.S. government documents and artifacts are part of a new exhibit on the decade-long search for Osama bin Laden at the site of the New York terrorist attack. "Revealed: The Hunt for Bin Laden" opens Nov. 15 at the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, a multimedia account of the mission that ended with bin Laden's death in Pakistan in 2011. The exhibit presents the hunt for bin Laden as a sort of who-done-it come alive with graphics, videos and the voices of the protagonists, from intelligence agents, former President Barack Obama and members of the U.S. Navy SEALs team that raided bin Laden's home and shot and killed him.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:03:32 -0400
  • Video released in controversial arrest of black Oregon State University student

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    Oregon police have released body camera footage of the controversial arrest of a black college student who clashed with officers after they stopped her for allegedly riding her bike on the wrong side of the road. The video, released by Oregon State Police on Monday, captured the Oct. 13 arrest of Genesis Hansen, a 21-year-old Oregon State University student who was pinned to the ground and dragged by two officers after refusing to answer their questions. OSP said it was releasing the video in response to claims from critics, including the NAACP, who accused the officers of using excessive force and targeting the young woman because she is black.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:02:43 -0400
  • Botswana votes as ruling party faces surprising challenge

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    Polls opened in Botswana on Wednesday as the long-peaceful southern African nation faces what is expected to be its tightest election in history. The ruling party and President Mokgweetsi Masisi have been presented with a surprising challenge after former President Ian Khama broke away and announced his support for an opposition coalition instead. Khama hand-picked Masisi as his successor when he stepped down last year following two terms in office in the diamond-rich country.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:01:12 -0400
  • Afghan rivals to meet in China after U.S. talks stall

    China is organising talks among Afghanistan's rival factions as part of efforts to end years of war after negotiations between the Taliban and the United States on the withdrawal of U.S. forces broke down. China, which shares a short border with Afghanistan, has been trying to encourage peace efforts and last month a Taliban delegation visited Beijing for talks with government officials. "China has invited a delegation ... to participate in the intra-Afghan dialogue," a Taliban spokesman, Suhail Shaheen, said in a post on Twitter late on Tuesday.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:43:07 -0400
  • Chicago mayor set to unveil budget, plan for huge deficit

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    Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot is expected to detail how the nation's third-largest city should deal with an $838 million budget deficit when she delivers her budget address to the City Council. Lightfoot's speech set for Wednesday morning comes on the fifth day of canceled classes during a strike by Chicago Public Schools teachers. The city's budget Lightfoot will address is separate from the school district's.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:42:11 -0400
  • CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

    A murder suspect whose case was used by the Hong Kong government to push for a controversial extradition bill walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's authorities squabbled with Taiwan over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender. Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen, was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing back to the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Chan, wearing a navy blue shirt and red backpack, bowed and apologised to the family of his ex-girlfriend and the public as he left the prison in Hong Kong's rural Sai Kung district after being sentenced to 29 months for money laundering.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:39:19 -0400
  • Burundi security forces kill 14 armed men plotting attack

    Security forces in Burundi have killed at least 14 armed men who had intended to launch an attack in the northwestern province of Bubanza, police and residents said. The men, from the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, entered the province at dawn on Tuesday and were killed in the district of Musigati, police deputy spokesman Moise Nkurunziza said on state broadcaster RTNB. The group had the "intention of repeating the carnage of Ruhagarika", he said, referring to an attack last year that killed at least 26 people days before a constitutional referendum that cleared the way for President Pierre Nkurunziza to stay in power until 2034.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:33:47 -0400
  • Meet the Disney and Points of Light Volunteer Family of the Year nominees

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    For thousands across America, volunteering is a family affair. Take, for example, the nominees for the first-ever Volunteer Family of the Year, who are being honored by Disney and Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteerism. "Good Morning America" introduced viewers to these deserving families, profiled below, that are making a difference in their community through volunteering.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:33:00 -0400
  • FACTBOX-Key economic appointments in Indonesia's new cabinet

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining Finance Minister Sri Mulyani Indrawati at the core of his economic team but also bringing in some new faces. Hartarto, 57, is chairman of one of Indonesia's largest political parties, Golkar, and was Widodo's industry minister in the first term. Hartarto has overseen efforts to get industries to upgrade technologies, dubbed "Making Indonesia 4.0", as well as designing regulations to support the electric vehicle industry.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:19:26 -0400
  • Ballistics database helps bring Houston gang war into focus

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    Kenneth Roberson's lyrics chronicled the gang violence he saw in his hometown of Houston. "I don't know how to move on," said Ferguson-Smith, who has started a nonprofit group called TEARS to help grieving mothers. Roberson's killing, which had no witnesses, might have gone unsolved if not for a federal ballistics database that linked the 24-year-old's death to a series of fatal shootings that seem unconnected but that authorities say are part of an ongoing gang war in Houston that's claimed more than 60 lives the past six years.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:18:19 -0400
  • U.S. commerce secretary says EU talks could be alternative to auto import tariffs -FT

    U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross has suggested in an interview with the Financial Times that new negotiations with the European Union could be an alternative to imposing tariffs on automotive imports next month. On trade talks with China, Ross said China was following through "in good faith" on assurances given earlier in October to press ahead with large purchases of U.S. farm products.

    Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:12:44 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Indonesia cabinet includes president's rival, startup founder

    Indonesian President Joko Widodo unveiled his cabinet for a second term on Wednesday, retaining former World Bank executive Sri Mulyani Indrawati as finance minister and tapping the leader of the opposition as he seeks to push through reforms. The make-up of the cabinet was being closely watched to see how many technocrats - who are more likely to fall in with Widodo's plans for boosting growth and investment - were included. In the end, around half of his cabinet of 34 ministers were technocrats, or people with technical knowledge in their field, with the others better known for ties to political parties.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:47:27 -0400
  • Malaysia, Goldman discuss smaller penalty over 1MDB scandal-Bloomberg

    Malaysia has discussed a $2 billion to $3 billion settlement with Goldman Sachs over the U.S. bank's alleged role in the 1MDB scandal, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday, less than half the sum the Southeast Asian nation had demanded earlier. Investigators in Malaysia and the United States say about $4.5 billion was misappropriated from the now-defunct state investment fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad, set up in 2009 by former Prime Minister Najib Razak who has been slapped with several charges. Last year, Malaysia filed criminal charges against Goldman over its role as underwriter and arranger of three bond sales that raised $6.5 billion for 1MDB.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:39:44 -0400
  • Report: Prosecutors see link between Ukrainian oligarch and indicted Giuliani associates

    While working on a bribery case against Ukrainian gas tycoon Dmytro Firtash, federal prosecutors in Chicago came across Lev Parnas and Igor Fruman, business associates of Rudy Giuliani who were later arrested on charges of illegally funneling foreign money into U.S. elections, The Washington Post reports. Two people familiar with the matter told the Post that when Parnas and Fruman were arrested earlier this month, the Chicago prosecutors called their New York counterparts to offer assistance, as they believe there may be a deeper relationship between Firtash, Parnas, and Fruman. In 2013, the Chicago prosecutors charged Firtash with bribing officials in India in order to mine in the country. Prosecutors say Firtash, who now lives in Austria and is fighting extradition to the United States, has ties to the Russian mob; he denies this.In July, Firtash hired Victoria Toensing and Joseph diGenova, two conservative lawyers known for defending President Trump on television, to represent him in the United States. He did this on Parnas' recommendation, the Post reports, and Parnas served as their interpreter. Not long after Firtash hired Toensing and diGenova, the attorneys were able to get a coveted in-person meeting with Attorney General William Barr and other Justice Department officials to argue against the charges, three people with knowledge of the matter told the Post, but Barr chose not to intercede.Parnas and Fruman had a close relationship with Giuliani, and they worked together in Ukraine to try to dig up dirt on Democrats. Prosecutors are now looking to see if Firtash played a "shadow role" in this effort, the Post reports, something his lawyers deny. Last week, Giuliani told the Post that Firtash is an "interesting person" but he doesn't know him personally. For more on Firtash, and how Parnas and Fruman dropped his name while trying to drum up business, visit The Washington Post.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:14:00 -0400
  • Lori Loughlin among parents hit with new charges in admissions scam

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    Loughlin, her husband and nine others are now accused of conspiring to commit federal program bribery

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:08:00 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-S.Korea warns of "serious risk" from vaping, considers sales ban

    South Korea on Wednesday advised people to stop using liquid e-cigarettes due to growing health concerns and vowed to speed up an investigation into whether to ban sales, a move likely to hit major producers such as Juul and local tobacco company KT&G. While long-term health impacts from vaping remain largely unknown, e-cigarettes were viewed as a healthier alternative that could help users quit smoking when they were first launched a few years ago.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:03:01 -0400
  • Murder suspect walks free as Hong Kong, Taiwan authorities clash

    A murder suspect whose case led to mass street protests in Hong Kong walked free from jail on Wednesday as the city's government squabbled with Taiwan, where he is accused of murdering his girlfriend, over how to handle a promised voluntary surrender. Chan Tong-kai, a Hong Kong citizen, was accused of murdering his girlfriend in Taiwan last year before fleeing back to the Chinese-ruled financial hub. Chan, wearing a navy blue shirt and red backpack, bowed and apologised to the family of his ex-girlfriend and the public as he left the prison in Hong Kong's rural Sai Kung district after serving 29 months for money laundering.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:00:54 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares slip on Brexit snag, Texas Instruments' revenue woes

    U.S. stock futures and Asian shares slipped on Wednesday as revenue warnings from Texas Instruments raised worries about the global tech sector and after British lawmakers forced the government to hit the pause button on the latest Brexit deal. S&P500 mini futures dropped 0.3% while Japan's Nikkei last stood almost flat after having fallen as much as 0.4%. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan fell 0.5%.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:53:27 -0400
  • CORRECTED-"Baby Shark" song used to soothe toddler becomes rallying cry in Lebanon

    A popular children's song became a rallying cry in Lebanon after protesters in Beirut spontaneously sang the hit to calm a toddler caught in the midst of a noisy demonstration. When driver Eliane Jabbour was surrounded by a rally in the capital last weekend, she asked protesters if they could stop shouting as her young son, Robin, was asleep in the front passenger seat. On the spot, Eliane relates, the crowd spontaneously broke out into a rendition of the song "Baby Shark", complete with hand gestures depicting a shark's bite, and big smiles.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:45:30 -0400
  • Ex-Honolulu police chief, estranged wife plead guilty

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    A retired Honolulu police chief and his wife, a former deputy city prosecutor, pleaded guilty Tuesday to bank fraud in order to avoid other trials against them, capping a federal corruption investigation that brought down the once-respected and powerful couple. As part of a deal with prosecutors, Louis and Katherine Kealoha pleaded guilty to bank fraud, saying in separate hearings Tuesday that they provided false information to obtain loans. Katherine Kealoha, 49, also pleaded guilty to an identity theft charge, saying she got a police officer to forge a police report she used to explain negative information on a credit report.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:40:47 -0400
  • FOREX-Brexit confusion weighs on pound, dents risk appetite

    The pound edged lower on Wednesday after an overnight fall as Brexit hung in the balance, with the British Parliament still divided on how, when or even if to engineer Britain's departure from the European Union. The yen rose against the U.S. dollar and the Australian dollar as some investors sought a safe haven amid doubts about Brexit and efforts to de-escalate a bruising trade war between the United States and China.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:34:49 -0400
  • Professor's survey in Michigan criticized for racist remarks

    A survey by a Michigan State University professor to determine how people respond to derogatory online comments has been removed from a school website after sparking outrage because it included racist statements. The Lansing State Journal reported that Saleem Alhabash, an associate professor of public relations and social media, sent his survey to select students Monday. The survey asked students to rate statements taken directly from social media and other online sites.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:31:19 -0400
  • Body of missing Alabama girl found; 2 being charged

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    Investigators searching through garbage found the body of a 3-year-old girl who was missing more than a week, and authorities are charging two people with murder, police said Tuesday. Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that the remains of Kamille McKinney were located in a trash bin that had been taken to a landfill. Smith said police were obtaining murder warrants against two people previously identified as persons of interest in the case, 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:28:24 -0400
  • New charges in college admissions scandal affect 11 parents, including Lori Loughlin

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    A grand jury in Boston returned additional charges on Tuesday against 18 people tied to the "Varsity Blues" college admissions scandal. The new charges affect 11 of 15 previously charged parents, including actress Lori Loughlin, and seven university officials. Mossimo Giannuli, Loughlin's husband, is also among those facing additional charges.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:00:35 -0400
  • Sudan upbeat on prospects for removal from U.S. terrorism list

    Sudan's top financial official said on Tuesday he believed it was "just a question of time" before his country was removed from the U.S. state-sponsored terrorism list. Finance Minister Ibrahim Elbadawi told an event hosted by the Atlantic Council think tank that the listing posed a "crippling impediment" to the transitional government's ability to access funds from the International Monetary Fund or the World Bank.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:48:30 -0400
  • Police find body in dumpster believed to be missing Alabama 3-year-old Kamille McKinney

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    Police said they recovered what appeared to be the body of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney in a Birmingham dumpster not far from where she disappeared nine days ago, the Birmingham Police Department announced Tuesday. The department also said it plans to charge suspects Patrick Stallworth, 39. The suspects were arrested last week on unrelated charges and were named persons of interests in Kamille's disappearance.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:47:00 -0400
  • Student shot teen near California school, slipped into class

    A 17-year-old boy gunned down another student outside their school Tuesday, ditched his gun and slipped into a class without arousing suspicion, evading capture for almost two hours as he joined thousands of students locked down inside classrooms because of the shooting, police said. "It's disturbing to see that he was able to go right around to his normal business," police Capt. John Cregan told The Associated Press. More than 10,000 students and staffers in a complex with three schools were locked down after the shooting outside Ridgway High School in Santa Rosa, north of San Francisco.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:28:30 -0400
  • The Latest: Ex-police chief pleads guilty to bank fraud

    A former Honolulu police chief has pleaded guilty to bank fraud, capping a federal corruption investigation against him and his wife, an ex-deputy city prosecutor. A jury in June convicted Louis and Katherine Kealoha of conspiracy in a plot to frame a relative to keep him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle. The Kealohas are avoiding additional trials by pleading guilty Tuesday.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:25:36 -0400
  • FOREX-Pound steadies as traders wait on Brexit confusion

    The pound steadied on Wednesday after an overnight fall as Brexit hung in the balance, with the UK Parliament still divided on how, when or even if to engineer Britain's departure from the European Union. The yen rose against the U.S. dollar and the Australian dollar as some investors sought a safe haven amid doubts about efforts to scale back a bruising trade war between the United States and China. On Tuesday, UK lawmakers voted by 329 to 299 in favour of Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit plan, but then opposed Johnson's extremely tight timetable to complete the legislative process in three days by 322 to 308 votes.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:09:35 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares struggle after yet another Brexit delay

    Asian shares and U.S. stock futures dipped on Wednesday after British lawmakers rejected the government's timetable to fast-track legislation for its deal to take Britain out of the European Union. Technology shares in the region were knocked after Texas Instruments forecast current-quarter revenue well below estimates in a sign the global microchip industry is being squeezed by a downturn in demand and a prolonged U.S.-China trade dispute.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:02:32 -0400
  • Biden to step up attack on Trump's economic policies in Pennsylvania speech

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    Democratic U.S. presidential contender Joe Biden plans to tout his economic policy credentials and double down on his attacks on President Donald Trump in a speech on Wednesday in the electoral battleground state of Pennsylvania. Biden, who faces a two-front war against the largest Democratic field in history as well as Trump, will speak in Scranton, the Rust Belt town where he grew up, about "the middle class values that guide his vision," his campaign said. Biden, a leading contender in the Democratic race to take on Trump in the November 2020 election, recommitted to raising the U.S. minimum wage to $15 an hour from the current $7.25, according to a statement released on Tuesday.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:45:59 -0400
  • Trump administration unveils new water rules for California

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    The Trump administration on Tuesday unveiled new rules to govern California's scarce water, committing to send more to farmers in the Central Valley despite warnings from environmental groups that it would imperil endangered species in the fragile San Joaquin Delta. The rules govern management of the federal Central Valley Project and the State Water Project, two complex labyrinths of dams and canals that corral rain and snowmelt to provide water to more than 25 million Californians and millions of acres of farmland. An initial review by the national Marine Fisheries Services in July concluded the plan would threaten the existence of some endangered species, including winter-run chinook salmon, according to the Los Angeles Times.

    Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:44:23 -0400
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