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Baghdad accuses Kurds of 'declaration of war'

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:08

Baghdad said Sunday that foreign Kurdish forces were present in the province of Kirkuk in what amounted to a "declaration of war", dramatically raising the stakes in its dispute with Iraq's Kurds. Kurdish officials denied Baghdad's claim that forces from Turkey's outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) were among its peshmerga fighters in an armed standoff with Iraqi troops in the oil-rich province.

Some NFL Players Continue Anthem Protests, Despite Growing Opposition From Owners

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 17:02

Several NFL players knelt during the national anthem on Sunday, continuing a protest against police brutality and racism that has encountered increasing resistance from team owners.

Trump Accuser Demands Release Of Documents On All His Sexual Assault Allegations

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 15:01

A woman who accused President Donald Trump  of unwanted groping has subpoenaed all documents held by his presidential campaign about any harassment and assault allegations against him, BuzzFeed News reported Saturday.

Pot farmer's dreams go up in smoke during California wildfires

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 14:59

Andrew Lopas' plans to bring his marijuana business out of the black market with a legal, profitable and organic pot farm went up in smoke in the wildfires that have scorched Santa Rosa, California. After four decades of growing pot illegally, the 54-year-old saw an opportunity last year to start a legitimate business serving the medical marijuana market. Last Sunday, as the wildfires, which have now killed at least 40 people, first erupted, Lopas' cannabis farm in Santa Rosa went up in flames, leaving behind the stumps of two chimneys, heaps of ash, charred marijuana plants and a despairing entrepreneur.

Trump Ally Says President Cut Off Obamacare Payments To Destroy Health Law

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:41

President Donald Trump ended payments to health insurance companies serving the poorest Obamacare customers in order to deliberately destroy the health care law, former chief White House strategist Steve Bannon said.

Man left jail days before arrest for alleged airport attack

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:36

ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — The man charged with stashing a jar filled with explosive chemicals and nails at a western North Carolina airport was freed just eight days earlier after a short prison stint for an earlier crime.

Trump hostility set to deepen Iran power struggles

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:34

By Parisa Hafezi ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranians quickly closed ranks against a hawkish new U.S. approach to Tehran, but Iran's powerful hardliners are set to exploit the latest dispute with Washington to weaken domestic rivals who are open to the West, analysts and insiders say. President Donald Trump's warning on Friday that he might ultimately terminate a landmark 2015 nuclear deal sets the stage for an eventual resurgence of political infighting within Iran's complex power structures, officials said. If the accord signed by Iran and six major powers does start to fall apart, anyone who strongly promoted it, such as pragmatist President Hassan Rouhani, could face a career-damaging backlash.

Girl Dies After Falling Two Stories From Carnival Cruise Ship

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:23

An 8-year-old girl has died after falling two stories from a Carnival cruise ship docked in Miami, Florida

North Korea not ready to meet with South Korea in Russia: agencies

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 13:17

Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event and being urged to do so by Moscow, Russian news agencies said on Sunday. Valentina Matviyenko, speaker of Russia's upper house of parliament, is due to discuss the missile crisis in separate talks with a deputy head of North Korea's legislature and the head of South Korea's parliament on the sidelines of a congress of parliamentarians in St Petersburg on Monday.

James Corden's Harvey Weinstein Jokes At AmfAR Gala Elicit Groans, Criticism

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:34

UPDATE: Oct. 16 — Following backlash to his Harvey Weinstein jokes at the amfAR gala, Corden posted on Twitter to clarify his intentions and apologize.

UK police probe more Weinstein assault claims

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:33

British police are investigating allegations that US film mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted a second woman in London, the Press Association news agency reported Sunday. Scotland Yard, which was already probing one allegation made by one woman against Weinstein, is now looking at three further allegations made by a second woman, PA said, citing sources. "On October 11, Merseyside Police referred an allegation of sexual assault to the Metropolitan Police Service," Scotland Yard said in a statement received by AFP.

Tillerson: Diplomacy With North Korea Will Continue 'Until The First Bomb Drops'

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 12:01

The Trump administration intends to continue diplomatic efforts with North Korea “until the first bomb drops,” Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

This Very Good Dog Emerged Alive and Happy After Wildfire

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:51

Jack Weaver and his brother-in-law Patrick Widen walked around police barricades, through a creek and up treacherous hilly roads to save Weaver's mother from the grim task of recovering the body of the family's beloved dog Izzy.

Top Republicans, Business Leaders Come Out Against Trump

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:49

Without the subsidies, insurance companies will be forced to raise rates on everyone else who buys Obamacare coverage. Analysts say many middle-class Americans could see their premiums jump by 30 to 60 percent.

California Wildfires: At Least 40 Dead as Winds Subside

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 11:42

Calmer winds offered northern California a slight break from the raging, deadly wildfires on Sunday even as they continued to burn over 217,000 acres, authorities said.

Man Recounts Horrific Attack That Killed His Wife, Son and In-Laws

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:59

He was repeatedly stabbed in the neck, face and arms

Terrifying Body Cam Footage Shows Deputy Driving Through Raging California Wildfire

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 10:59

As a wildfire closed in and thick smoke clogged the air, the sky an angry red, the sheriff’s deputy told a dispatcher that the road he was on had become “nearly impassable.”

On 'SNL,' Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump Can't Stay On Message Either

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 09:02

Alec Baldwin’s Donald Trump had a lot of ground to cover this week during “Saturday Night Live’s” cold open sketch.

Pope adds 35 saints to church, nearly all martyrs

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 08:19

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis, who often laments current persecutions of Christians, has given the Catholic Church 35 new saints, nearly all of them martyrs, from past centuries.

'We tried nice guys': conservative hardliners stay in a trance for Trump

Sun, 10/15/2017 - 07:00

Donald Trump addresses the Values Voter Summit of the Family Research Council in Washington. Nearly a year ago, conservative Christians gambled on Donald Trump, a thrice-married Manhattan billionaire who bragged about sexual assault, ran casinos and used to support a woman’s right to abortion. This weekend, Trump became the first sitting president to address the Values Voters Summit, a yearly Washington symposium that brings together social conservative leaders and voters seeking “to preserve the bedrock values of traditional marriage, religious liberty, sanctity of life and limited government that make our nation strong”.