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Turkey's president announces operation in Syria's Idlib

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 18:23

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey's president announced Saturday that the country has launched a "serious" operation in Syria's northwestern Idlib province with Turkey-backed Syrian opposition forces, following international efforts for de-escalation in the war-torn country.


Death of Teen Who Was Found Inside a Hotel’s Freezer Has Been Ruled an Accident

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 17:35

The death of Kenneka Jenkins at the Crowne Plaza hotel has been determined an accident, the medical examiner’s office announced in a statement


Poles pray en masse at border; Some see anti-Muslim agenda

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 16:35

GDANSK, Poland (AP) — Polish Catholics held rosaries and prayed together Saturday along the country's 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border, appealing to the Virgin Mary and God for salvation for Poland and the world in a national event that some felt had anti-Muslim overtones.


More Than 100 Dogs Rescued From Cramped, Filthy Cages In Puppy Mill Bust

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 16:14

An animal cruelty investigation in Texas is shedding light on the disturbing conditions that can surround commercial pet breeding facilities.


Police probe letter calling on day care to fire black worker

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 16:08

WHITEHALL, Pa. (AP) — Police are investigating an anonymous letter calling on a Pennsylvania day care center to fire a black worker because of her skin color.


Man Lived With Decomposing Bodies of His Mom and Twin Brother for a Year

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:50

"I am not some nut ball," he said


Ken Starr Predicts Indictments Over Russia Probe

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 15:32

The former special counsel involved in Whitewater said he expected it.


Ivanka Trump Could Run For President

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 13:34

The first daughter has been involved in politics since her father took office.


Syrian jihadist alliance decries rebel groups planning incursion: statement

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 13:32

Tahrir al-Sham, an alliance of jihadist factions in Syria, on Saturday decried Turkey-backed Syrian rebel factions planning an operation in the northwestern Idlib province where it dominates, saying it would "not be a picnic" for them. Earlier on Saturday Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said Syrian rebel fighters were preparing to launch "a serious operation" in Idlib backed by Turkish forces from inside Turkey's borders. The operation comes after an agreement last month between Turkey, Russia and Iran to set up a "de-escalation zone" in northwest Syria where Idlib is located to reduce warfare there.


World Zombie Day 2017

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:50

World Zombie Day is an international annual event that grew from Pittsburgh's first Zombie Walk at Monroeville Mall in 2006 — the setting for “Dawn of the Dead.” Now, more than 50 cities participate in the event.


Nelly Arrested On Accusation Of Rape

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:50

Auburn Police in Washington arrested rapper Nelly Saturday morning on an accusation that he raped a woman on his tour bus.


Niger buries soldiers killed in 'terrorist' attack

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:31

Niger on Saturday buried soldiers killed in an ambush this week on the Niger-Mali border, which also claimed the lives of US special forces troops in the country to provide anti-terror support. Nigerien Defence Minister Kalla Moutari, US ambassador Eunice Reddick and other lawmakers watched as the four bodies were taken from the city morgue in Niamey, before being buried in a cemetery. With tears in their eyes, the widows, children and relatives of those killed also took part in the ceremony, during which Nigerien soldiers praised their fallen comrades for their "dynamism" and "bravery" in the fight against "terrorists".


Survivalist spends 45 years filling huge basement with food — then decides Puerto Ricans need it more

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:28

A grieving widower survivalist and a young Puerto Rican couple have found a way to turn tragedy into hope. Forty barrels, filled with over 300 pounds of food each are making their way to Puerto Rico after Joseph Badame ran into Victoria Barber at an estate sale where bankers were selling of Mr Badame’s New Jersey home. The food — amassed over 45 years as Mr Badame prepared with his late wife for a potential national or international crisis — were not for sale, and the 74-year-old was concerned it would all get tossed.


Two Moms Arrested After Allegedly Overdosing With Their Two Infants in the Backseat

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 12:23

They were taken to the hospital and then to jail, reports said.


'Honest Trailers' Creator Suspended After Sexual Harassment Allegations

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:59

Andy Signore, the creator of the popular video series, “Honest Trailers” and the website Screen Junkies is now suspended from the parent company Defy Media after multiple women came forward on Twitter Friday accusing him of sexual harassment.


Body Cam Footage Raises Questions in Police Killing of a Black Man

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:35

The video, released by Salt Lake City Police, shows the shooting death of a 50-year-old black man at the hands of a white police officer.


Evacuations off to a Slow Start in Advance of Hurricane Nate

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:31

With shelters mostly empty along the gulf coast, emergency officials fear that the widespread voluntary evacuation orders may have been ignored.


Russian protesters rally on Vladimir Putin's birthday

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 11:10

Police detained more than 100 supporters of jailed opposition leader Alexei Navalny on Saturday as thousands rallied nationwide on President Vladimir Putin's 65th birthday, calling for the leader to retire.  Mr Putin, who has now reached the official retirement age of lower-ranking state employees, is widely expected to run again in next year's presidential election and enjoys a high approval rating. Mr Navalny has declared his intention to run in the election next March and was campaigning in provincial cities as part of his long-shot bid for the presidency.  He was arrested late last month and a court last week sentenced him to 20 days in jail on charges of repeatedly violating a law on organising public meetings. Demonstrators attend an unauthorised anti-Kremlin rally called by opposition leader Alexei Navalny Credit: AFP Mr Navalny's arrest galvanised supporters in 80 cities, who turned out on Saturday in a nationwide protest against the ruling. "I came out to support the opposition because I don't agree with the course our country has taken," said Anatoly Morozov, a student dressed in a fox costume at the St Petersburg protest. "The ignorance and insanity has reached impossible levels." Protesters chanted "Free Navalny," "Putin's a theif" and "Fourth term in prison," referring to the president's expected run for re-election. Last year Mr Putin played hockey on his birthday, but the mood this year was not as light. The Kremlin said on Friday he would be taking phone calls and attending a meeting of the security council in Sochi. Russian riot-police seen blocking Liteiny Prospekt on today Navalny support march in St-Petersburg Credit: DMITRI BELIAKOV for The Telegraph Local authorities refused permission for many of the demonstrations and told residents not to attend. Mr Putin's spokesman warned that violators could be prosecuted, but activists declared they would go ahead anyway. “Many supporters want to see Navalny as president, they come out on the streets because for now that's the only format in which they can express this,” said Polina Kostyleva, the head of Mr Navalny's St Petersburg campaign office. She was detained and fined this week after police raided the office and found fliers about the protest. A demonstrator chats slogans during an unauthorised anti-Kremlin rally Credit: AFP Police in several cities detained campaign activists before the protests even began. In the Urals city of Yekaterinburg, where an estimated 700 people came to the demonstration including maverick mayor Yevgeny Roizman, police detained at least 18 people, according to independent monitoring group OVD-Info. In Moscow, protesters chanted “down with the tsar” and marched toward the Kremlin before running into a wall of riot police. Russian riot-police seen arresting protester on today Navalny support march in St-Petersburg Credit: DMITRI BELIAKOV for The Telegraph At least one protester was detained, but there were no mass arrests that took place at protests in June, when 850 people were taken into custody. Police said 700 people had participated while activists put the number as high as 2,000.


11 Injured After Car Strikes Pedestrians Outside of London Museum

Sat, 10/07/2017 - 10:32

"He looked really proud of himself," a witness said. "He was laughing."


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