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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.


Congresswoman: 'You shouldn't say that to a grieving widow'

President Trump called the families of troops who lost their lives in the Niger raid. Congresswoman Frederica Wilson says he told the widow of Sergeant La David Johnson, "He knew what he signed up for." She talks to CNN's Don Lemon about the call.


Trump: Ask Kelly whether Obama called after his son was killed

President Donald Trump, in defense of his claim that President Barack Obama didn't call the loved ones of fallen soldiers, floated the idea Tuesday that reporters ask his chief of staff, retired Gen. John Kelly, whether Obama called him after his son died in Afghanistan.


Trump has repeatedly politicized military service and sacrifice

President Donald Trump, though often acting as a champion of the military, has at times politicized the sacrifice of those who paid a terrible price in the nation's wars in a way that few of his predecessors would have countenanced.


Anderson Cooper: Trump used military deaths for his own gain

CNN's Anderson Cooper calls out President Donald Trump for politicizing the deaths of the four US soldiers killed in Niger.


Celtics' Gordon Hayward suffers gruesome ankle injury


Noted market strategist: Thank God white people populated America


Officers involved in forcibly removing plane passenger are fired

Chicago aviation officials fired two officers and suspended two others involved in the forcible removal of a United Airlines passenger from a packed flight.


2 sailors die of apparent drug overdoses

Two US sailors based at Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay in Georgia have died of apparent drug overdoses in the last week, according to a US Navy public affairs officer.


Opinion: Weinstein 'witch hunt'? Wrong, Woody Allen

"You also don't want it to lead to a witch hunt atmosphere, a Salem atmosphere, where every guy in an office who winks at a woman is suddenly having to call a lawyer to defend himself. That's not right either." -- Filmmaker Woody Allen, on the more than two dozen women who have accused media mogul Harvey Weinstein of sexual harassment or assault.


N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."


Parents upset with school's handling of racist message

The parents of an African-American high school freshman in Texas say they are livid with their daughter's school district for not doing enough to discipline a student who sent her a racist message saying, "we should have hung all u n*****s while we had the chance."


Exclusive video shows ISIS execution spot

This exclusive drone footage shows empty streets and destroyed buildings in Raqqa, a city on the brink of being liberated from ISIS.


Trump ethics case goes to court


Trump appears to back bipartisan health care deal

Sens. Lamar Alexander and Patty Murray have reached a deal "in principle" to restore Obamacare cost-sharing reduction payments for two years in exchange for more state flexibility in Obamacare, according to two Senate aides.


Pruitt threatens to cut scientists from EPA advisory roles

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt says scientists who sit on EPA advisory boards and committees who have also received federal grants for studies could be cut from their roles as soon as next week, citing a lack of objectivity in their research.


Congressman under investigation over insider trading allegations

The House ethics committee is investigating New York Rep. Chris Collins, the first Republican on Capitol Hill to endorse Donald Trump's presidential campaign, for potentially violating federal law and House rules regarding insider trading.


Trump plummets 92 spots on Forbes list

President Trump's net worth is not worth what it used to be. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports he's sliding down the Forbes 400 list.


Mudd: Trump has empathy of a cockroach

CNN counterterrorism analyst Phil Mudd said President Trump's remarks about fallen soldiers and their families shows his lack of empathy.


Why was soldier left behind in attack?

The Defense Department is conducting an initial review of the mission in Niger and the ambush by 50 ISIS-affiliated fighters that left four US soldiers dead and two wounded.


Trump warns McCain: 'I'll fight back'

President Donald Trump, hours after Sen. John McCain delivered a speech that repudiated the President, warned the Arizona Republican to "be careful" because at some point he will "fight back."


LeBron broke one of NBA's cardinal rules


Chip and Joanna want you to know they're good

You can stop worrying about whether Chip and Joanna Gaines are splitting up.


Han Solo 'Star Wars' film gets a title

The Han Solo "Star Wars" prequel film finally has a name, and the title is a little on the nose.


Doctors in PR: 'Reality here is post-apocalyptic'


NBA coach: Trump is a 'soulless coward'


Analysis: Why coach hates Trump so much

On Monday night, following President Donald Trump's controversial comments about whether past presidents called or wrote letters to the families of American soldiers killed in action, San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich called The Nation's Dave Zirin and absolutely unloaded on the commander in chief. Popovich described Trump as a "soulless coward" -- among other things. I reached out to Bleacher Report's NBA columnist Grant Hughes for some context on Popovich and his political activism. Our conversation, conducted via email and edited lightly for context, is below.


Dog stuns family in heartwarming reunion

A family forced to leave their home due to deadly wildfires reunites with their Bernese Mountain Dog "Izzy" after returning home to access the devastation.


Want to see stars collide? It'll cost you

If you have even the smallest interest in science, you couldn't miss this week's big excitement. The LIGO and Virgo collaborations, along with a very loose worldwide association of scientists and astronomers, announced that they had observed ripples in space and faint light in powerful telescopes that marked the collision of two neutron stars, which are dead stellar remnants with the mass of our sun, crushed to the size of a city.


'Game of Thrones' star engaged to pop singer

Singer Joe Jonas and "Game of Thrones" star Sophie Turner announce their engagement on Instagram.


Army widow lets troops in on secret

After US Army Specialist Christopher M. Harris was killed in Afghanistan, his wife Britt asked his fellow soldiers to reveal the gender of their unborn child.


Kaepernick's attorney: We will have a smoking gun

Colin Kaepernick's attorney Mark Geragos said Tuesday he has a "high degree of confidence" that he will be able to prove National Football League team owners colluded to keep Kaepernick from being signed.


Kaepernick could win millions

Colin Kaepernick isn't playing this season, and that's costing him millions.


NFL meets with players to discuss protests


Kaepernick told 'no role' for him at meeting

Mark Geragos, the attorney representing Colin Kaepernick, speaks to CNN's Anderson Cooper regarding the recent NFL owners' meeting.


Opinion: Behind 'take a knee' lies racial injustice

With the NFL protests ongoing, it's important to not lose sight of why they began in the first place. As NFL players and concerned citizens, we want to continue to shed light on the racial disparities within our criminal justice system, including the need for bail reform.


Reese Witherspoon opens up about sexual assault

Allegations of sexual misconduct against Harvey Weinstein have opened the tap in Hollywood for women to come forward and share their stories.


Opinion: What 'Big Bang Theory' actress reveals about #MeToo

Me too, I tweeted this morning. "But of course. #metoo."


Hollywood talked about Weinstein years ago

Hollywood has long discussed Harvey Weinstein's reputation, both on and off-screen.


How the 'Me Too' movement began

'Me too.'


What a shot! 23 amazing sports photos

Take a look at 23 amazing sports photos from October 10 through October 16.


Royal baby: Duchess of Cambridge's due date announced

Britain's Prince William and his wife Catherine have revealed that their third child is due in April next year.


The viral video generating Oscar buzz

The creators of the short animated film "In a Heartbeat" talk about the viral video being eligible to win an Oscar and the positive feedback, especially from the LGBT community.


World's most expensive home listed for $410M

A Cap Ferrat mansion that was once home to Belgian King Leopold II has gone on the market for 350 million euros ($410 million) -- making it the most expensive home for sale in the world.


Her startup is changing people's fitness routines


New Volvo brand aims for Tesla

Volvo is creating a new electric vehicle brand that aims to make a car that will to compete directly against the Tesla Model 3.


Review: Is Google Pixel 2 a worthy iPhone alternative?


Everyone should read John McCain's speech


Boy Scouts, prove you're worthy of Girl Scouts


McMaster could not be more wrong about Trump


 

China's Communist Party congress begins in Beijing

The gathering determines who leads China and the country's direction for the next five years.


Kenya election official resigns, saying poll 'not credible'

Roselyn Akombe, now in New York, tells the BBC she feared for her safety in Kenya.


Inside Raqqa after IS was pushed out

The BBC's Feras Kilani was with Syrian Democratic Forces as they took control of the centre of Raqqa, Syria.


'Islamic State': Raqqa's loss seals rapid rise and fall

IS has lost its 'capital' Raqqa, but it has taken the might of a global alliance to crush it.


Trump's latest travel ban order blocked

A judge says the policy "suffers from precisely the same maladies as its predecessor".


No, Islamic State group has not been defeated

US-backed forces may be celebrating after taking back another city, but fighting will not end soon.


Weinstein scandal: Game of Thrones actress 'felt powerless'

Weinstein was "holding tightly to the back of my arm" after she rebuffed him, Lena Headey said.


Indonesia massacres: Declassified US files shed new light

Newly declassified documents show US embassies knew about mass killings in Indonesia in the 1960s.


French magazine accused of glorifying rock-star murderer

Les Inrockuptibles defends making Bertrand Cantat - who killed his girlfriend - its cover star.


Man Booker Prize: George Saunders wins for Lincoln in the Bardo

The US author is awarded the £50,000 prize for his first full-length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo.


Six fishermen missing in capsize off Australian coast

Police say their boat capsized on Monday, and a crewmate was rescued about 12 hours later.


Rio Tinto charged with fraud by US authorities

The mining giant also paid £27m to UK regulators for breaching rules when buying African coal assets.


Murdered journalist's son hits out at Malta

Malta's Daphne Caruana Galizia was "assassinated" for standing up to corruption, her son says.


Ukraine anti-graft protesters clash with riot police

Demonstrators demanding major anti-corruption reforms vow to stay put, setting up tents in Kiev.


What's it like to live in North Korea?

Four young North Korean defectors explain what life was like back home and what they miss most.


China congress: The Communist slogans praising Xi Jinping

Ahead of China's party congress, Beijing is plastered with posters praising leader Xi Jinping.


When gunmen took a Moscow theatre audience hostage

Chechen rebels seized a packed theatre in central Moscow and took hundreds of people hostage for two days.


Fukushima disaster: The robots going where no human can

Click was given rare access to the Fukushima site to see how the decontamination work was progressing.


100 Women: Teaching men not to harass women on public transport

Classes in Nairobi aim to teach boys and young men what constitutes harassment - and how to intervene if they spot it happening on public transport.


Remembering the Chicano movement

A series of exhibits traces the history and art of the Chicano movement.


Red sun phenomenon 'caused by Saharan dust', analysis shows

The dust was dragged in from the Sahara by the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia.


Searching for clues after Somali massacre

A Facebook page is helping to identify those killed or missing in Somalia's deadliest terror attack in a decade.


Spain's hotel chambermaids 'Las Kellys' fight for fair pay

Spain's tourism sector may be booming, but hotel cleaners are getting as little as €1,400 a month.


Kirkuk: The city that highlights Iraq's war within a war

The fall of Kirkuk reflects the struggle to control Iraq after the defeat of IS, says Michael Knights.


Return to Sri Lanka: Indian soldier revisits a brutal battlefield

A former India soldier returns to Sri Lanka 30 years after a peacekeeping mission ended in war.


The artist making 'new' Warhol paintings, 30 years after his death

Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called Warhols?


The winemaker who battles sub-zero temperatures

How Canadian winemaker Norman Hardie is able to make award-winning wines, despite winter temperatures so cold it can kill his vines.


Ugg: The battle over an iconic Australian boot

The name "ugg" is a generic term in Australia, but its US definition is prompting a legal challenge.


Malta journalist Caruana Galizia: Anti-corruption warrior

The murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia is seen as an attack on democracy.


The human cost of China's economic reforms

Health risks and job losses are among the harms many in China face in the push for economic change.


Why is China investing heavily in south-east Europe?

Beijing's spending spree in Greece and the Balkans raises concerns that the EU will object to its involvement in the region.


Social media silence over Somalia massacre

Deadly bomb attacks in Somalia kill at least 281 people but there are no hashtags of solidarity


Chechen 'gay purge' victim: 'No one knows who will be next'

Maxim Lapunov says he spent 12 days in a blood-soaked cell, beaten, threatened and humiliated.


Venezuela: Caracas after the chaos remains stressful

Residents of Caracas say they are frustrated and stressed by the politics of confrontation, says Will Grant.


Are women safer in single-sex carriages?

Women-only carriages have been trialled around the world, but do they work?


From sweets to furniture: The secrets of selling online

What's the best way to sell online? And how do you make sure your website really works?


Real Madrid 1-1 Tottenham Hotspur

Harry Kane says Tottenham showed they "can handle" playing in the Champions League after a draw at Real Madrid moves them towards the last 16.


NK Maribor 0-7 Liverpool

Liverpool record their biggest Champions League win in almost 10 years as they thrash Maribor to go top of Group E.


Manchester City 2-1 Napoli

Pep Guardiola felt Man City's 2-1 Champions League win over Napoli was a "perfect" performance against a side he rates as one of the best he has ever faced.


Anthony Joshua: World champion says he is 'in no rush' to fight in the US

British world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua says he is "in no rush" to fight in the United States.


Ryder Cup 2018: US still has something to prove says Jim Furyk

US Ryder Cup skipper Jim Furyk says there is still work to be done to fully restore his country's reputation in the tournament.


Eniola Aluko: FA bosses set for inquiry over Mark Sampson investigations

FA executives are set to face a parliamentary inquiry over investigations into ex-England women's manager Mark Sampson.


 

China's Xi pledges to build 'modern socialist country'


Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city


Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.


Catalonia refuses to renounce independence, separatist protesters rally


Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul's Niveveh's province


Underdog center-left party may outperform expectations in Japan snap poll


Kenyan election official quits, says board not ready for credible poll


Explosion damages Swedish police station, none injured


New Zealand's kingmaker party sets Thursday to unveil result of talks to form government


Swiss man stands trial in Germany on spying charges


 

Why the world is watching Xi Jinping and China's party congress - Washington Post


Congresswoman says Trump told widow of fallen soldier 'he knew what he signed up for' - CNN


Twelve days of silence, then a swipe at Obama: How Trump handled four dead soldiers - Washington Post


Another last-ditch effort to tackle Obamacare stalls within hours of its release - Washington Post


Gordon Hayward set for surgery after dislocating ankle, fracturing tibia in debut - ESPN


Wounded casino security guard vanishes from Las Vegas — and reappears on the set of 'Ellen' - Los Angeles Times


Federal judge blocks Trump's third travel ban - Washington Post


Harvey Weinstein scandal: Film academy can't be 'inquisitorial court,' new memo says - USA TODAY


North Korea plans more satellites, says US violating UN sanctions - Fox News


Can Trump Claim Credit for a Waning Islamic State? - New York Times


 

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist Group

ISIS Losing Its 'Capital' Is A Pivotal Defeat For The Terrorist GroupThe self-described Islamic State finally lost its tenuous grip on the Syrian city of Raqqa on Tuesday as U.S.-backed forces retook the extremist group’s last major urban territory following a four-month military campaign.



How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so long

How Harvey Weinstein got away with it for so longOnly a small percentage of sexual assaults result in criminal charges, and even fewer with convictions. As a result, many victims don’t even bother filing complaints. And powerful men, from the president on down, face few lasting consequences.



North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'

North Korea Says Nuclear War 'May Break Out Any Moment'North Korea warned a United Nations committee on Monday that a nuclear conflict “may break out any moment,” continuing a bombastic war of words between the East Asian country and the United States that has only increased in recent months.



Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot python

Harrowing viral footage shows 3-year-old riding a 20-foot pythonShocking footage that shows a little boy riding a 20-foot python in the streets of northern Vietnam is quickly making its way around the internet. 



Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines Flight

Tamika Mallory Says She Was Kicked Off An American Airlines FlightActivist Tamika D. Mallory said Sunday that she was unfairly kicked off of an American Airlines flight over a seating dispute.



John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'

John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back 'to the 1930s'Senator John McCain, echoing the sentiments of his Monday night speech in Philadelphia, said Tuesday that he is worried the United States is reverting to the nationalistic tendencies that characterized the 1930s.



Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodies

Crews push to contain California fires, search for bodiesBy Jim Christie SANTA ROSA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews fought their way across rugged, steep terrain on Tuesday in a push to gain full control of the deadliest wildfires in California history, as search-and-rescue teams picked through an ashy moonscape of destroyed homes looking for victims. "There are still some concerns that if the west winds come up or we get some erratic winds they could push our lines, but as of right now we're looking pretty good," Steve Crawford, a fire operations chief, told reporters at a briefing in Sonoma County in the heart of California's celebrated wine country. Already 41 people have been confirmed killed in the fires, which erupted last week and were driven by dry, hot winds into Northern California communities, giving residents little or no chance to escape.



Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensioner

Remains found in crocodile believed to be missing Queensland pensionerHuman remains have been found inside a crocodile that is believed to have killed a pensioner in Queensland last week.  The 4.3-metre estuarine crocodile was captured on Monday night at the Mowbray River near Craiglie in northeast Australia, close to where Anne Cameron went missing from an aged care facility near Port Douglas seven days ago. The 79-year-old is thought to have become disorientated on a walk and wandered into dense bushland. Police later found clothing, a walking stick with her name and human remains beside a crocodile-infested creek near Four Mile Beach, about a mile from the aged care facility. Wildlife officers set traps  to try to catch the creature that is believed to have killed Ms Cameron. The captured animal was examined in Cairns on Tuesday, with human remains found inside. A Saltwater Crocodile is pictured at the Australian Reptile Park in Sydney  Credit:  Ian Waldie/Getty Images "Investigations continue with officers preparing a report for the coroner," police said. Isabella Eggins, a granddaughter of Ms Cameron, said  last week the family feared she had died in tragic circumstances. “It is my deep regret to inform you that following an extensive search and the discovery of certain items as a result of that search, we have the firm belief that my mother Anne Cameron has passed away in tragic circumstances,” Ms Eggins said on Facebook. Saltwater crocodiles, which can grow up to seven metres long and weigh more than a tonne, are a common feature of the vast continent's tropical north and kill an average of two people a year. A series of crocodile attacks in the region in recent years has prompted calls for the state government to order a cull – a move that has so far been rejected. Ms Cameron's family also said they did not want to see any crocs culled. "The crocodiles... are not responsible for being crocodiles, and doing what crocodiles do," her son Craig Eggins said, according to the Cairns Post.



Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet

Passengers Slam 'Hysterical' Airline Crew for Panicking When Plane Suddenly Drops 20,000 Feet"We were more worried because of how panicked they were"



Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All Gays

Trump Reportedly Joked That Pence 'Wants To Hang' All GaysPresident Donald Trump joked that Vice President Mike Pence “wants to hang” all gay people, according to a profile of Pence published in The New Yorker on Monday.



Man tortured girlfriend?s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor

Man tortured girlfriend’s son to death because he thought he was gay: prosecutor(KTLA) -- A man who is accused of torturing his girlfriend's 8-year-old son to death killed the child because he thought the boy was gay, a Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office prosecutor said during opening statements Monday.



McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next year’s midterm elections as a way to better advance the president’s agenda.



Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western Wall

Israel uncovers Roman structure at foot of Jerusalem's Western WallIsraeli archaeologists in Jerusalem's Old City on Monday unveiled a newly unearthed section of the Western Wall and the first Roman public structure ever discovered in the city, they said. Archaeologist Joe Uziel said he and his colleagues knew the wall section was there and had expected to find a Roman street at its base. The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA), which conducted the two-year dig, said that historical sources mentioned such structures but in 150 years of modern archaeological research in the city none had been found.



Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into Hiding

Mandalay Bay Security Guard Shot By Gunman Appears To Have Gone Into HidingWhere is Jesus Campos, the Mandalay Bay Hotel and Casino security guard shot earlier this month during a confrontation with the Las Vegas gunman?



Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online poll

Anthony Scaramucci's media project asks how many Jews died in the Holocaust in online pollDonald Trump’s former communications chief is at the centre of fresh controversy after his new media project tweeted an online poll asking people to select how many Jews were killed in the Holocaust. Since being abruptly forced from the White House after just 11 days by Mr Trump’s Chief of Staff John Kelly, Anthony Scaramucci has been getting ready to launch a new media venture, titled the Scaramucci Post. Mr Scaramucci, who was forced out from his White House job in July, told a New York radio station his news outlet “would be about what is right and wrong in the society right now, as opposed to what is left and right”.



Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second time

Woman facing deportation seeks sanctuary a second timeDENVER (AP) — A Peruvian woman has sought sanctuary for a second time in Colorado rather than board a Tuesday flight to her native country as ordered by U.S. immigration authorities, supporters said.



Bob Weinstein Accused Of Sexual Harassment

Bob Weinstein Accused Of Sexual HarassmentThe brother and former business partner of disgraced Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment.



Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect 

Still standing: Photos capture abandoned buildings after years of neglect A Dutch photographer has released a series of photos of abandoned buildings throughout France that nature is slowly reclaiming.



U.S. Warship Shoots Down Ballistic Missile by Scotland

U.S. Warship Shoots Down Ballistic Missile by ScotlandEight allies showcased NATO's smart defense concept, where one ship neutralizes a ballistic threat while others rush to its defense.



Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused Killer

Capital Murder Charges Filed Against Muslim Teen's Accused KillerA man accused of killing 17-year-old Nabra Hassanen in Sterling, Virginia in June may face the death penalty after a grand jury charged him with capital murder and rape on Monday.



Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape 

Aerial images capture beautiful autumn landscape This beautiful autumn landscape comes to life as the leaves change color ready for fall. The aerial pictures, taken by Matt Benedetto, 28, from Burlington, Vermont, show the forests of his home state as they transition into their autumn foliage. (Caters News)



Congressperson shocked by what she claims Trump said to widow of fallen solider

Congressperson shocked by what she claims Trump said to widow of fallen soliderPresident Donald Trump already has been criticized for falsely claiming that former President Barack Obama never called the families of fallen soldiers.  Now he's being slammed by Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson after he talked on the phone with the widow of a solider killed in Niger.  SEE ALSO: Sports teams are deserting Trump’s hotels, and it’s hitting his wallet hard Trump reportedly told her that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts anyway," Wilson told Local 10 News, the local ABC News affiliate in Miami. She told the same thing to NBC News, incredulous that Trump reportedly said "he knew what he signed up for" multiple times.  .@RepWilson, who rode w/ Sgt. Johnson's widow, said she heard part of call w/ Pres. Trump; "He must've known what he signed up for" @NBC6 pic.twitter.com/Rep6ERrQEb — Michael Spears NBC6 (@MikeSpearsNBC6) October 17, 2017 This came from a Democratic member of Congress, not the widow of the solider, who hasn't commented publicly on the call. U.S. Army Sgt. La David Johnson was one of four U.S. soldiers killed in an ambush in Niger by 50 ISIS fighters.  Just got off phone with Rep. Frederica Wilson, who overheard Trump's call with widow. Said she wanted to curse POTUS out for making her cry. — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 18, 2017 Wilson was in limo w/ widow for POTUS call (on speaker), said Trump's “he knew what he was signing up for” made widow break down in tears. — Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) October 18, 2017 When asked for comment, the White House told Local 10 News, "The president's conversations with the families of American heroes who have made the ultimate sacrifice are private."  WATCH: Cenk Uyguy explains how Donald Trump could be a two-term president.



Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever Return

Thousands Are Fleeing Puerto Rico. Some Don't Know If They'll Ever ReturnDeborah Drahus Capo knew she’d have to leave Puerto Rico the moment she emerged from the bathroom where she had holed up throughout Hurricane Maria last month.



Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammy

Airbus, Bombardier deal hits Boeing with double whammyAirbus and Bombardier are inflicting double damage on Boeing with a deal that fills a gap in the Europeans' aircraft range and gives Bombardier a fighting chance to avoid punishing US tariffs, analysts say. In the middle of the European night, Airbus issued a surprise announcement that it would take a majority stake in Bombardier's marquee C-Series airliner programme, aiming for significant production savings on the C-Series aircraft and making use of Airbus's international reach for sales. The agreement, which Airbus chief Tom Enders called "a win-win deal for everyone", gives the European company a stake in Bombardiers' mid-range programme without the need to immediately inject cash -- allowing it to keep its war chest intact for future battles with arch-rival Boeing.



Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down

Woman who escaped Las Vegas shooting left helpless watching her home burn down“Last Sunday, I was running from bullets,” Michella Flores told a television channel. Ms Flores, 51, had been outside the perimeter of the Route 91 Harvest festival in Las Vegas, watching the country music performers from outside the fence, when Stephen Paddock opened fire, killing 58 people and injuring more than 500. Ms Flores, who has worked as a firefighter and paramedic before taking up her current job as a part-time flight attendant and customer service representative at Kaiser Air in Santa Rosa, told KTVU she returned to California and headed to her parents’ home.



Side-By-Side ?Before And After? Photos Show What Having Kids Does To You

Side-By-Side ‘Before And After’ Photos Show What Having Kids Does To YouA New York dad’s Instagram callout is showing just how much kids wear out their parents.



New fires break out in California as wine country fires dim

New fires break out in California as wine country fires dimSANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — As crews gained on the wildfires in California wine country, new blazes broke out Tuesday in other parts of the state, including a fire in the mountains above Los Angeles that threatened a historic observatory and more flames in the Santa Cruz mountains.



Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passes

Madrid set to impose direct rule on Catalonia as independence deadline passesThe Spanish government has warned Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont he faces his final chance to relinquish independence within three days or it would trigger Article 155, the so-called 'nuclear option' which would override Catalonia's autonomy. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had set a deadline of 10am local time yesterday for Mr Puigdemont to clarify whether or not the autonomous region had made a unilateral declaration of independence last week. The Catalan president responded with a four-page letter that did not directly answer the question but instead stressed a mandate for independence and called for urgent dialogue.   The Spanish government had made clear that anything less than a “No” would set in motion Article 155, a never-used constitutional tool allowing it to effectively suspend autonomous powers and rule directly from Madrid.  Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has a set a deadline for overriding Catalonia's autonomy. Credit: Lavandeira jr/EFE  That is now set to be applied on Friday, if Mr Puigdemont does not reverse his position during a further three-day grace period. The Spanish deputy prime minister, Maria Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, said the government interpreted his response as a confirmation that declaration had indeed been declared. Demanding Mr Puigdemont retract this by Thursday at 10am, she insisted it was "in his hands to avoid the next steps". Mr Puigdemont, who had been under heavy pressure from independence hardliners to confirm an abrupt split from Spain, had called for an urgent meeting with Mr Rajoy in his letter. He said the banned independence referendum had returned a mandate for an independent state but insisted the regional government’s priority was a negotiated solution, eyeing a two-month period for dialogue. Carles Puidgemont delivering a speech at the Fossar de la Pederera Credit: Ivan Alvarado/Reuters Mr Rajoy responded with a letter of his own, in which he told Mr Puigdemont he still had a chance to respond in a "clear and simple way” to Madrid’s request. If he did not do so, he “will be the only one responsible for the application of the constitution,” he said.  Alfonso Dastis, the Spanish foreign minister, said “the most radical influences had prevailed” in Mr Puigdemont’s decision. But the Catalan president’s letter did not go far enough to satisfy the CUP, the hard Left partner that is crucial to the Catalan government’s parliamentary majority, which is now pushing for a clear affirmation of independence on Thursday.  “The CUP would have sent a very different letter,” said parliamentarian Mireia Boya. Further adding to tensions yesterday, the Catalan police chief and the leaders of two major pro-independence groups appeared in court in Madrid to face allegations of sedition. The Spanish attorney general asked the judge to remand Major Josep Lluis Trapero in custody, with judicial sources quoted by La Vanguardia citing fears he could continue to give orders to the Catalan force to subvert Madrid's clampdown. Major Josep Lluis Trapero leaves Audiencia Nacional Court in Madrid Credit: Kiko Huesca/EFE The judge did not agree to the attorney-general's request to take Major Josep Lluis Trapero into custody, but imposed the conditions he surrender his passport and report to a court every 15 days. The same conditions were imposed on another Catalan police official.



Nebraska man accused of helping Florida girlfriend kill self

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Donna Karan Apologizes Again For Victim-Blaming Harvey Weinstein Accusers

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Donald Trump Warns John McCain: 'At Some Point I Fight Back'

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Everything You Need To Host The Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

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Toddler Drowns in Grease Pit at Ice Cream Shop

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IS Southeast Asia chief killed in Philippines: govt

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In A First, Scientists Spot Light Amid Gravitational Waves Emitted By Colliding Stars

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Buy These Popular Toys Now -- Before They Sell Out This Holiday Season

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Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA EmailsThe Trump administration must turn over all emails and memos used to make its decision to phase out Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, the 2012 program created to protect undocumented youths from deportation, a federal judge ruled Tuesday.



Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

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These are the world's best cities of 2017: CN Traveler

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Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion after being captured by Taliban

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Bill Cosby Accusers Demand Academy Kick Out Cosby And Polanski Too

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Prince Harry's ultimate desire revealed: What he 'so badly craves' as he prepares his future with Meghan Markle

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Battle for Marawi: bitter siege that left a city in ruins

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Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

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Netanyahu says Israel won't tolerate Iran presence in Syria

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Rotary could return in both sports car and extended-range EV, says Mazda exec

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At least 33 people died in police crackdown in Nairobi: rights groups

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America Ferrera Reveals She Was Sexually Assaulted When She Was 9

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Ga. Mom Allegedly Murders Young Sons and Then Video-Calls Their Father to Show Him the Scene

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Trump's Latest Health Care Move Will Cause Pain, But Not For The Poor

Trump's Latest Health Care Move Will Cause Pain, But Not For The PoorPresident Donald Trump’s decision to halt a series of payments to health insurers could eventually affect millions of Americans who buy coverage through one of the Affordable Care Act’s exchanges or on their own, directly from insurers.



 

Brexit Threatens to Shatter Northern Ireland's Fragile Peace

For three decades, the border was a front line in a bloody sectarian conflict known as "the Troubles."


Somalia Bomb Attack Killed Two U.S. Citizens

At least two U.S. citizens died in the truck bomb blast that killed 276 people in Somalia last weekend, the State Department said.


U.S.-Backed Forces Seize Raqqa From ISIS, Militia Says

After months of fighting, the Syrian city of Raqqa has been captured from ISIS by U.S.-backed militias, a militia commander said Tuesday.


Taliban Launch Wave of Attacks in Afghanistan, Killing 74

Afghanistan's deputy interior minister called a wave of attacks by the Taliban that killed at least 74 the "biggest terrorist attack this year."


Paraguay Bans 'Gender Ideology' in Public Schools

The term "gender ideology," according to a local advocacy group, was invented by conservatives to justify discrimination against women and LGBTQ people.


'I Want Justice': Victim of Chechnya's 'Hunt for Gays' Comes Forward

A gay Russian man came forward publicly and accused authorities in Chechnya of jailing and beating him as part of a broad crackdown on LGBTQ people.


Suit Alleges U.S. Firms Bribed Iraq Militia That Killed Americans

A suit filed Tuesday alleges that firms like GE and Pfizer bribed Iraqi health officials linked to the Mahdi Army, which built bombs that killed U.S. soldiers.


Europe Elects Crop of Young Leaders. Will They Bring Change?

Fresh-faced politicians are coming to power across Europe. What's prompted this wave of youthful energy on the continent, and will they bring change?


Boeing Slams 'Questionable' Airbus Deal to Make Jets in U.S.

Boeing dismissed as "questionable" a deal between Airbus and Bombardier to make CSeries jets in Alabama, calling it an attempt to dodge huge new import duties.


Senate Asks Mike Flynn's Son for Documents, Testimony in Russia Probe

The Senate Intelligence Committee is interested in Michael G. Flynn's work as his father's aide and travel companion with Flynn Intel Group.


Drone Hits Commercial Jet in Canada for First Time

A drone hit an airplane landing at a Quebec City airport, the first time an unmanned flying object has collided with commercial aircraft in Canada.


A City of 1 Million People Is in the Firing Line as U.S. Allies Clash

Iraqi Kurdish officials said that federal forces and state-backed militias have launched a "major, multi-pronged" attack aimed at retaking Kirkuk.


Catalonia's Leader Won't Say 'Yes' or 'No' on Independence

Spain has said that it won't sit down with Carles Puigdemont if calls for independence are on the table, or accept any form of international mediation.


31-Year-Old Poised to Become First Millennial to Lead a European Country

Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz is poised to become the first millennial to lead a European country following his party's election victory on Sunday.


Socialists Win Key Venezuela Regional Vote

A survey before the vote had given the opposition 44.7 percent support, compared to 21.1 percent for the government of President Nicolas Maduro.


Huge Bomb Kills at Least 276 in Deadliest Somalia Attack

A bomb blast in Somalia's capital has killed 276, making it the country's deadliest attack ever, the information minister said.


MIT Sophomore Designs Winter Sleeping Bags for Syrian Refugees

A Massachusetts Institute of Technology student has created a new line of sleeping bags designed to help Syrian refugees survive winters in the Middle East.


Ambassador Haley: U.S. Wants to Stay in, Improve Iran Deal

The U.S. ambassador to the U.N. said it's the administration's hope that America stays with the Iran nuclear deal if Congress takes action to keep it together.


Manafort Had $60 Million Relationship With Russian Oligarch

Paul Manafort, Trump's former campaign manager, has much stronger financial ties to a Russian oligarch than have been previously reported.


In Africa, LGBTQ Rights Activists Worry About Trump Impact

They stepped out of the shadows, feeling empowered by the Obama administration's support, but now they fear their exposure could make them vulnerable.


The Surf Life in Ghana Is Far From a Wipeout

"It's not only Europeans surfing. We are surfing in Africa and right here in Ghana too."


Freed Hostage Says Captors Killed Daughter, Raped Wife

American Caitlan Coleman and her family landed in Canada Friday, five years after they were captured by a Taliban-linked group in Afghanistan.


Deal Struck to Free Civilians from ISIS Holdout, U.S. Says

A convoy of vehicles was due to leave the city under the arrangement which was brokered by the Raqqa Civil Council and tribal elders, the statement said.


K-Pop Dancers Party On Just Miles From Kim Jong Un's Artillery

In Seoul's pulsating Hongdae district, the only thing teens and young adults seem to care about is making sure their dance moves are on point.


Four Killed, Six Survive as Plane Crashes off Ivory Coast

Four Moldovans were killed but six other people survived Saturday when a propeller-engine cargo plane crashed into the sea near Abidjan, Ivory Coast.


 

Memo from Lombardy: First Scotland, Then Catalonia. And Now? Milan and Venice

Two regions of northern Italy will vote on whether to request greater autonomy. They’re not demanding secession, but the referendums are being closely watched.


France Considers Fines for Catcalls as Women Speak Out on Harassment

A French social media campaign inspired by the scandal around the Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has put the spotlight on proposed new laws.


Trilobites: A Mushroom Out of a Fairy Tale That You Might Find in the Forest

Recently mushroom hunters have been sharing photos of the fly agaric, which has a reputation for strange and dangerous effects when ingested by other living things.


For Theresa May, the Brexit News Only Gets Worse

Things have gotten so bad that European Union officials are considering offering positive tidbits, if only to help her fend off cabinet hard-liners.


U.K. Reports Big Rise in Hate Crime, Citing Brexit and Terrorist Attacks

The number of such violations climbed by about 30 percent, although part of the rise was attributed to increased awareness and changes in the law.


In Czech Election, a New Threat to European Unity

With a populist media tycoon likely to become prime minister, the results may determine if an East-West fissure in the European Union becomes a chasm.


Catalan Leaders Accuse Madrid of Killing Chance of Talks

The regional government said hopes of dialogue had been “dynamited” after a judge ordered the arrest of two leaders of the independence movement.


Ireland Reckons With Damage From Its Deadliest Storm for Decades

The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia left three people dead and a trail of destruction, with electricity and water compromised for thousands.


Oil and Money: A Small Firm in Germany Has Big Ambitions in Green Energy

Consumers have spent about 190 billion euros on sources like wind and solar, which account for about one-third of the country’s electric power.


London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.


   


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