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  • Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey

    People gather at the site of a car bomb attack in a Shi'ite neighbourhood of New Baghdad in southeastern BaghdadBy Ayla Jean Yackley and Alexander Dziadosz SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents tightened their grip on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the conflict. Kurdish militants warned that peace talks with the Turkish state would come to an end if the Islamist insurgents were allowed to carry out a massacre in the predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani, pressuring Ankara to act. ...


  • NFL aware of Spillman's role in sex assault probe

    FILE - This June 4, 2013, file photo shows then-San Francisco 49ers safety C.J. Spillman at an NFL football training camp in Santa Clara, Calif. Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling said Wednesday night, Oct. 1, 2014, that the alleged assault took place early Sept. 20 at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. The Cowboys signed the 28-year-old Spillman on Sept. 1, two days after the sixth-year player was among the final cuts by San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)IRVING, Texas (AP) — The NFL has been aware of Dallas Cowboys player C.J. Spillman's involvement in a reported sexual assault and has offered to interview the alleged victim "on a confidential and appropriate basis to obtain more information."


  • Lesotho to hold early elections in 2015 JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A mediator says the southern African country of Lesotho will reconvene parliament this month and hold early elections in February 2015 in an effort to resolve political tension.
  • US factory orders dive on fall in aircraft orders

    An American Airlines Boeing 737 airplane takes off from Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia on September 23, 2014Washington (AFP) - US manufacturing orders dived in August, nearly reversing July's gain, on a sharp drop in volatile Boeing aircraft orders, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.


  • Obama raising campaign cash for Illinois governor

    President Barack Obama right, is greeted by Gary Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson left front, and Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left back, after arriving at the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.


  • South Africa: White extremist's house stirs debate JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A proposal to turn the South African home of a slain white extremist into a state-funded museum has angered some South Africans who say certain symbols of their history of racial conflict should not be preserved.
  • Hong Kong police warn protesters against occupying buildings

    Buses covered with messages of support stop at a main street at Mongkok shopping district after thousands of protesters blocked the road in Hong KongBy Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong police promised on Thursday to respond firmly to any attempt by thousands of pro-democracy protesters to occupy administrative buildings, and authorities urged people to immediately end their blockade of the city center. The mostly young protesters have demanded Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, step down by the end of Thursday, and want China to introduce full democracy so the city can freely choose its own leader. ...


  • Food crisis looms as Ebola rampages through West Africa

    Residents of West Point neighbourhood, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of Ebola, receive food rations from the United Nations World Food Programme in MonroviaBy Misha Hussain and Chris Arsenault DAKAR/ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The mango season finished early for Mamadou Barry, a fruit vendor in Marche Kermel, an old covered market in the Senegalese capital Dakar. Where stalls once brimmed with tropical produce imported from neighbouring Guinea, the Ebola-related border closure has emptied the tables. Barry, of Guinean origin like many storekeepers in Senegal, has been going back and forth between the two countries for three years. ...


  • Nigeria's Boko Haram "leader" appears in new video - AFP

    A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in BagaABUJA (Reuters) - A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he was killed, French news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Screen grabs of the video, seen by Reuters, show a figure in boots and combat fatigues who looks similar to the man claiming to be Shekau in previous videos. "Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath," he says in the northern Hausa language, reported the news agency, which normally receives Boko Haram tapes first, before they are distributed online. ...


  • Lesotho to hold elections two years early after attempted coup

    South African Deputy President Ramaphosa attends the Farlam Commission, in CenturionMASERU (Reuters) - Lesotho has brought forward 2017 elections by two years to try to resolve political tensions in the southern African country after an attempted coup in August, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. General elections will now be held towards the end of February next year, Ramaphosa, who has been mediating between rival political factions, told a news conference in the capital. The king of the mountainous kingdom, which is completely surrounded by South Africa, will reconvene parliament on Oct. 17, Ramaphosa added.


  • Netflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal

    FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a press conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service.


  • Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.
  • Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

    FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.


  • Nigeria court-martials 97 troops for offenses including mutiny ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's military court-martialled 97 of its troops on Thursday for offenses including mutiny, assault, absconding, house breaking and disorderly behaviour, it said. The president of the court-martial, Brigadier General Musa Yusuf, did not explicitly state that the trials related to soldiers' conduct in a war against Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, but the troops were all serving in Maiduguri in the northeast, epicentre of the conflict. Low morale there has led to a series of desertions and at least one mutiny. ...
  • U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

    Job seekers fill out job applications for recruiters as they attend a job fair in New YorkBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Still, other data on Thursday showed weaker factory orders in August even after stripping out volatile transportation figures, a darker signal for future growth in manufacturing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a rise in new claims. ...


  • Libya's runaway parliament seeks refuge in Tobruk bubble

    ewsA general view of the Dar al Salam, a five-star hotel being used by members of the House of Representatives, in TobrukBy Ulf Laessing TOBRUK Libya (Reuters) - Trucks fitted with anti-aircraft cannon, troops and cement roadblocks protect the five-star hotel in Tobruk that is now the surreal last bastion of Libya's fugitive parliament. Three years after NATO missiles helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, North Africa's major oil producer is effectively divided, with two governments and two parliaments, each backed by rival groups of armed men. After weeks of fighting in the summer, an armed faction from the western city of Misrata took over Tripoli, driving out fighters from the city of Zintan in the east who had set up camp at the international airport following the fall of Gaddafi. The conflict makes Western leaders fear that Libya is sliding closer to civil war, far from the stable democracy just across the Mediterranean from Europe they had hoped to achieve when they backed the uprising against Gaddafi.


  • Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

    Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.


  • Justices to review Arizona districting commission WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state's congressional districting map.
  • It's a girl, for Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis

    Actors Ashton Kutcher (R) and Mila Kunis got engaged in February after a two-year relationshipLos Angeles (AFP) - Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are the parents of a baby girl born Tuesday in Los Angeles, US media report.


  • London exhibit charts chilling allure of gothic

    Undated handout photo issued by the British Library on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 of a Victorian vampire slaying kit on display in Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition, at the British Library, in London. The gothic genre that has been spooking readers and viewers for centuries. It's the subject of a new exhibition at the British Library that explores 250 years of chills, thrills and bloody excess whose influence runs from the pages of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to the clothes of Alexander McQueen. The exhibition at the British Library in London runs from Friday Oct. 3, until Jan. 20(AP Photo/Royal Armouries/British Library) NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — There's a part of us that loves to be scared.


  • Supreme Court takes up Idaho Medicaid challenge WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide whether private sector health care providers can force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with the rising cost of services.
  • More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient - Dallas AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County's public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, said Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services. ...
  • Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge.
  • US stocks steady after solid jobless claims

    US stocks are little changed in early trade, stabilizing after the prior day's sell-off, following a solid report on US jobless claimsNew York (AFP) - US stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday, stabilizing after the prior day's sell-off, following a solid report on US jobless claims.


  • Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

    Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy ApartmentsBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, health officials said Thursday, as four members of the patient's family were quarantined as a precaution. Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. All were being monitored and none had shown any symptoms. A top health official urged U.S. ...


  • Royals warn paparazzo Prince George is off-bounds

    Prince William and his wife Kate introduce Prince George to butterflies at the Natural History Museum in LondonLondon (AFP) - Prince William and his wife Kate have sent a legal warning letter to a photographer trying to take pictures of their son Prince George and his nanny, a spokesman said Thursday.


  • Greek police destroy suspected bomb sent to bourse ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have destroyed a suspicious parcel sent to the Athens Stock Exchange that was stopped at the mailroom and did not disrupt trading.
  • Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term

    FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.


  • Nadal, Williams make China Open quarters, Halep quits

    Rafael Nadal serves against Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open in Beijing on October 2, 2014Beijing (AFP) - Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams powered into the quarter-finals of the China Open Thursday, while world number two Simona Halep made the last eight, and then withdrew from the tournament through injury.


  • Bank of England backs flagship government mortgage guarantee scheme

    A view of semi-detached homes in Bexleyheath, southeast LondonBy David Milliken and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England gave a clean bill of health to Britain's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme on Thursday, sparing the government from potential embarrassment in the run-up to a national election. But it asked for new powers to curb risky mortgage borrowing - including funding for buy-to-let investments for the first time - and said it would speed up plans to limit how much banks can lend relative to their capital. ...


  • Hamilton braces for Rosberg fightback

    Lewis Hamilton signs autographs in Suzuka on October 2, 2014 ahead of Sunday's Formula One Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka (Japan) (AFP) - Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he will be ready for a fightback from teammate Nico Rosberg at the Japanese Grand Prix after the German lost first place in the Formula One rankings.


  • Officials ask about 80 to watch for Ebola symptoms

    Map shows Ebola victim flight across Atlantic; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;DALLAS (AP) — Health officials in Texas say they have reached out to about 80 people who may have had direct or indirect contact with the man infected with Ebola or someone close to him.


  • Japan police: Volcanic rocks killed most victims

    Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of ash-covered Mount Ontake in central Japan, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. Saturday's eruption on Mount Ontake was the worst fatal eruption in postwar history in Japan. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITTOKYO (AP) — Doctors have determined that almost all of the dozens of people killed on a Japanese volcano died of injuries from being hit by rocks that flew out during its eruption, police said Thursday.


  • Many sick in US Ebola patient's Liberia hometown

    Mercy Kennedy, 9, cries as community activists approach her outside herMONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Thomas Eric Duncan rushed to help his 19-year-old neighbor when she began convulsing days after first complaining of stomach pain. Everyone assumed her health problems were related to her being 7 months pregnant. Still, no ambulance came as Ebola decimates Liberia's capital.


  • Tensions soar in Hong Kong as police bring in rubber bullets Hong Kong (AFP) - Crowds of protesters in Hong Kong swelled Thursday after police were seen unloading boxes of tear gas and rubber bullets, sending tensions soaring as authorities urged pro-democracy demonstrators to disperse "as soon as possible".
  • Court to consider rules on judicial campaign cash WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will resolve a growing debate over whether states that elect judges can stop candidates from directly seeking campaign contributions.
  • Court takes up hear religious bias case over hijab WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her headscarf conflicted with the company's dress code, which the clothing chain has since changed.
  • European car chiefs 'reeling' from Ford warning

    Worker cleans the floor next to a Fiat 500 X, in preparation for the press conference during the press day at the Motor Show in Paris, France, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European carmakers are hoping to impress with new models at this week's Paris Motor Show and prove they have come out stronger from years of economic trouble and cost-cutting. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)PARIS (AP) — Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne says fellow car bosses "are still reeling" from the profit warning that rival Ford announced on the eve of the biennial gathering in Paris.


  • Wambach, players go to court over World Cup turf

    FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2014, file photo United States' forward Abby Wambach (20) walks off the field following an international friendly game with Mexico, in Sandy, Utah. A group of elite players has filed a lawsuit in Canada challenging plans to play the 2015 Women's World Cup on artificial turf. The players, led by U.S. women's national team forward Abby Wambach, filed Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the human rights tribunal of Ontario next week, attorney Hampton Dellinger said. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)The push to get Canada to stage the Women's World Cup on grass instead of artificial turf is now a legal matter, with American star Abby Wambach and a group of players "fully prepared to go forward zealously and aggressively in court" to force a change, their lawyer said Thursday.


  • 'Real Housewives' couple face sentencing for fraud

    FILE - In this July 30, 2013 file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, 43, left, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, 41, of Montville Township, N.J., walk out of Martin Luther King, Jr. Courthouse after an appearance in Newark, N.J. Teresa and Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice are scheduled to be sentenced Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 on conspiracy and bankruptcy fraud charges in federal court in Newark. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The married stars of the "Real Housewives of New Jersey" are due for a dose of unscripted reality.


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