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India deploys huge security for inauguration of world's biggest statue

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 14:50

Thousands of police officers guarded the world's biggest statue ahead of its inauguration by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday, anticipating protests by angry locals displaced by the enormous figure. Indian authorities have planned a spectacular opening of the 182-metre (600-foot) tall tribute to Indian independence hero Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, with Air Force jets and helicopters to shower flowers on the statue during a flypast.


UN rights chief wants 'international experts' to help probe Khashoggi hit

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:50

The UN rights chief called Tuesday for "international experts" to help investigate the murder of Jamal Khashoggi at the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, and called on Riyadh to reveal the whereabouts of his body. "For an investigation to be carried out free of any appearance of political considerations, the involvement of international experts, with full access to evidence and witnesses, would be highly desirable," Michelle Bachelet said in a statement. Khashoggi, a 59-year-old Saudi journalist and Washington Post contributor, was killed after entering the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on October 2 to obtain paperwork ahead of his upcoming wedding.


Democrats Are Going Bland To Beat Scott Walker — And It Might Just Work

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:45

MILWAUKEE -- On back-to-back days last week, some of the most exciting


James 'Whitey' Bulger, Boston Mob Kingpin, Killed In Federal Prison: Reports

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:00

James "Whitey" Bulger -- who ruled Boston's criminal underworld for a quarter-


Erdogan urges Saudi prosecutor to find out who ordered Khashoggi hit

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 13:00

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor, who visited on Tuesday the consulate in Istanbul where Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, to investigate who ordered the hit on the journalist. Khashoggi's death has brought near unprecedented international scrutiny on Saudi Arabia and its powerful Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, and the journalist's fiancee has accused the regime of a massive cover-up. Erdogan, who says a 15-person team travelled from Riyadh to Istanbul to kill Khashoggi, has pressed Saudi authorities to reveal the truth -- including the location of the Washington Post contributor's missing body.


Synagogue attack awakens awful memories for daughter of Charleston church shooting victim

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:49

The mass shooting at the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh awakened terrible memories for the Rev. Sharon Risher, whose mother was murdered at the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina three years ago.


Man says traffic made him miss doomed Lion Air crash, believed to have killed everyone on board

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 12:33

A man who was supposed to be on the Lion Air jet that crashed on Monday


Mounting suspicion, missed chances: German killer nurse case

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:54

German nurse Niels Hoegel, already serving a prison sentence over the deaths of six patients in his care, went on trial from Tuesday for killing another 100 people. Born December 30, 1976, in the North Sea coastal town of Wilhelmshaven, Hoegel became a nurse, like his father, at the age of 19. In 1999 he took a job at the main hospital in Oldenburg and transferred to a facility in neighbouring Delmenhorst in 2003.


What It’s Worth: $250,000

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 11:45

Whether you’re in the biggest city or smallest suburban town, every map dot in


Indonesia sifts through plane debris, orders jet inspection

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:31

Indonesia ordered the inspection of all Boeing 737-MAX airliners on Tuesday as rescue teams recovered more victims from a brand new Lion Air jet that plunged into the sea with 189 people on board. On a Jakarta dockside, officials took up the grim task of separating human remains from plane debris and recovered personal effects, sending the body parts -- including from an infant -- to hospital for DNA testing. The Boeing-737 MAX, which went into service just a few months ago, crashed into the Java Sea off Indonesia's northern coast moments after it had asked to return to Jakarta on Monday.


Eaton: 3Q Earnings Snapshot

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 09:21

DUBLIN (AP) — Eaton Corp. PLC (ETN) on Tuesday reported third-quarter profit of $416 million.


What do college students think about the migrant caravan?

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 08:22

Campus Reform talks immigration with students at Lock Haven University in Pennsylvania.


Turkey presses Saudi to say who sent Khashoggi killers: Erdogan

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 08:20

Saudi prosecutor Saud Al Mojeb held talks with Istanbul's prosecutor on Monday and Tuesday about Khashoggi's death in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul, which has escalated into a crisis for the world's top oil exporter. Riyadh at first denied any knowledge of, or role in, his disappearance four weeks ago but Mojeb has contradicted those statements, saying the killing of Khashoggi, a critic of de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was premeditated. The case has put into focus the West's close relationship with Saudi Arabia - a major arms buyer and lynchpin of Washington's regional plans to contain Iran - given the widespread scepticism over its initial response.


Daily Digit: 2018 midterms have become the most expensive in history

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 08:20

Over $5 billion has been raised by candidates from all parties running for the Senate or the House, making the 2018 election the most expensive nonpresidential election in American history.


Punishing U.S. sanctions against Iran kick in Sunday

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 07:39

Punishing new U.S. sanctions against Iran take effect this weekend. The measures are aimed at quashing the Islamic republic's nuclear ambitions, as well as its missile programs and influence in Syria. Elizabeth Palmer reports from Tehran.


Nature pushed to the brink by 'runaway consumption'

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:35

Unbridled consumption has decimated global wildlife, triggered a mass extinction and exhausted Earth's capacity to accommodate humanity's expanding appetites, the conservation group WWF warned Tuesday. From 1970 to 2014, 60 percent of all animals with a backbone -- fish, birds, amphibians, reptiles and mammals -- were wiped out by human activity, according to WWF's "Living Planet" report, based on an ongoing survey of more than 4,000 species spread over 16,700 populations scattered across the globe. "The situation is really bad, and it keeps getting worse," WWF International director general Marco Lambertini told AFP.


China's yuan hits decade low on trade, economy fears

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 06:10

The Chinese yuan weakened to a decade low on Tuesday on concerns over China's slowing economy and the US trade war, but Beijing was expected to prevent it breaking the psychologically important 7 yuan per dollar barrier. Breaking 7 could further undermine market confidence and potentially trigger fresh US accusations that China was allowing the yuan to weaken to blunt the impact of tariffs that Washington has imposed on Chinese goods. A weaker yuan makes Chinese exports less expensive overseas, ameliorating some of the higher costs brought by the tariffs.


Saudi prosecutor at Istanbul consulate where Khashoggi was killed

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 05:44

Saudi Arabia's chief prosecutor on Tuesday visited the consulate in Istanbul where journalist Jamal Khashoggi was murdered, according to an AFP journalist at the scene. The head of the Saudi investigation, Attorney General Sheikh Saud al-Mojeb, who last week acknowledged that the killing was "premeditated", did not make a statement as he arrived at the diplomatic compound. Earlier in the day he met Istanbul chief prosecutor Irfan Fidan for the second time.


After years of fighting insurgencies, the Army pivots to training for a major war

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 05:00

After 17 years of fighting grinding counterinsurgencies in places like Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army is shifting its gaze.


‘Demonstrably False’: Chris Cuomo Slams Kellyanne Conway’s Latest Trump Claim

Tue, 10/30/2018 - 04:58

CNN's Chris Cuomo called out White House counselor Kellyanne Conway for her


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