New Clinton ads lay out closing arguments for campaign
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:03:38 -0400
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Hillary Clinton is out with two new ads in the final days of the presidential race.
Iraqi forces evacuate 1,000 civilians from Mosul front lines
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 05:03:24 -0400
KHAZER, Iraq (AP) — Iraqi special forces have moved more than 1,000 people from villages near the front lines of the battle to retake the Islamic State-held city of Mosul and surrounding areas, where the U.N. says militants have committed a number of atrocities in recent days, officials said Wednesday.
Police: 2 children lucky to survive accident at Aussie park
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:59:54 -0400
SYDNEY (AP) — Two children are fortunate to be alive, police said Wednesday, after they were thrown clear and survived an accident that killed their mothers and two other people on a river rapids ride at a popular theme park in Australia.
Pakistan city shuts down, mourns 61 killed at police academy
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:59:14 -0400
Pakistan's city of Quetta was completely shut down Wednesday following a militant rampage at a police academy the day before while families buried 60 police cadets and an army officer killed in the attack ...
'China's Real Madrid' set sights on global market
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:56:33 -0400
Six league titles in a row and two Asian trophies along the way could be just the start for China's Guangzhou Evergrande, who have drawn comparisons with Real Madrid and Manchester United and are eyeing global recognition. The team from the southern metropolis of Guangzhou have risen from obscurity and corruption to break new ground for Asian football, becoming China's first AFC Champions League winners in 2013.
AP EXPLAINS: What we know about S. Korean political scandal
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:54:35 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — To outsiders, the frenzy that has erupted here may not seem to match this week's acknowledgment by South Korean President Park Geun-hye that she got help, including the editing of some of her speeches, from a mysterious woman outside of the government.
Beatty becomes first US author to win Man Booker Prize
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:51:47 -0400
Paul Beatty has became the first US author to win the Man Booker Prize for his novel "The Sellout", which the novelist said should not be read as a "mono-directional" take on race. The jury behind the world's most prestigious English-language literary award said the novel was a "shocking and unexpectedly funny" portrayal of Beatty's native Los Angeles, using satire to explore racial equality in a fictional neighbourhood. Beatty said readers should think of the novel as a work of fiction rather than solely focusing on race.
Kluber, Perez, Indians beat Cubs 6-0 in World Series opener
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:45:29 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) — Corey Kluber and the Cleveland Indians are off to a pitch-perfect start in the World Series.
Global shares hit by gloom on Wall Street, lower oil prices
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:42:17 -0400
Share benchmarks in Europe and Asia saw broad declines Wednesday, tracking losses on Wall Street and weaker oil prices. KEEPING SCORE: The FTSE 100 of Britain dropped 0.9 percent to 6,951.30 and Germany's ...
Getting North Korea to give up nuclear bomb probably 'lost cause': U.S. spy chief
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 04:35:15 -0400
By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. policy of trying to persuade North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons "is probably a lost cause" and the best that could be hoped for is a cap on the country's nuclear capability, the Director of U.S. National Intelligence James Clapper said on Tuesday. President Barack Obama has repeatedly stated that the United States will never accept North Korean as a nuclear-armed state.