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North Korea warns states: Don
North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation. The caution was contained in a copy of North Korean Deputy U.N. Ambassador Kim In Ryong's prepared remarks for a discussion on nuclear weapons by a U.N. General Assembly committee. "As long as one does not take part in the U.S. military actions against the DPRK (North Korea), we have no intention to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against any other country," according to Kim's prepared remarks.

The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump
The Note: Will Obama stay above the fray amid Trump's patriotism challenge?

President Obama is ready to break his relative political silence with events in both New Jersey and Virginia today.

Puerto Rico by Numbers, One Month After Hurricane Maria Hit
Puerto Rico by Numbers, One Month After Hurricane Maria Hit

Here is a by numbers account of how things on Puerto Rico currently stand.

CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For Her
CIA Fires Dog From Bomb Sniffer Program Because It Just Wasn't For Her

Lulu the black Labrador wasn't cut out for a career as a bomb sniffer dog.

Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters
Southwest Celebrates First 'Unmanned' Max 8 Flight While Shutting Down Haters

Southwest Airlines on Wednesday celebrated its first "unmanned" flight on the company's new fleet of Boeing 737 Max 8 aircraft.

Police arrest suspect in double shooting that killed three
Police arrest suspect in double shooting that killed three

Police arrested a man suspected of killing three people and wounding two on Wednesday at a Maryland business park before shooting another person in neighboring Delaware. Radee Prince, 37, was caught as he fled on foot in Delaware after a manhunt that saw local Maryland schools in lockdown and the nearby set of Netflix drama House of Cards reportedly sealed off. Police said the latest mass shooting to hit the United States was a "targeted attack".

Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport
Air Berlin pilots suspended after saying 'dignified goodbye' with fly-by stunt at Düsseldorf Airport

The pilots of an Air Berlin flight that performed a fly-past during the insolvent carrier's last long-haul flight to its hub in Düsseldorf have been suspended, the airline said on Wednesday. When coming into land from Miami on Monday morning, the A330 jet flew low across the runway, then pulled up and banked sharply to the left before landing on its second approach. Pilots are trained in such "go-around" procedures for aborted landings, but the manoeuvre was unusual and the German aviation authorities are investigating. "In aviation, safety always comes first. We are taking the incident very seriously," an Air Berlin spokesman said. The Air Berlin pilot had...

School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs
School Investigating Video Of Cheerleaders Giggling And Chanting Racial Slurs

A disturbing video featuring five white teens gleefully taking turns chanting a racial slur has launched an investigation in a Utah school district.

Missing Fla. Woman
Missing Fla. Woman's Remains Found a Year Later Thanks to Ring She Was Wearing Engraved with 'MOM'

Tia Bonta was by all accounts a doting mother living in Orlando, Florida, with her baby boy - so when the 25-year-old vanished last August, her family prepared for the worst

Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl
Utah man will be tried on murder charge in girl's suicide

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - A judge has ruled an 18-year-old Utah man accused of encouraging a teen friend to hang herself and filming it because he was fascinated with death should stand trial on a murder charge.

'If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die': Model Shares Chilling Story of Bloody Beating by 'War Machine'
'If I Do Not Leave Now, I Will Die': Model Shares Chilling Story of Bloody Beating by 'War Machine'

Christy Mack suffered numerous injuries at the hands of the MMA fighter, who nearly beat her to death when he found her in bed with another man.

No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat
No Plans to Withdraw U.S. Troops Even After ISIS Defeat

A 'tactical campaign masquerading as strategy' needs to find one now.

Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.
Trump Tried To Look Compassionate. Instead, He Looked Like A Jerk.

It was almost too easy to predict what would happen.

Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue
Roger Goodell Says NFL Wants Everyone To Stand For Anthem, But Won't Force Issue

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell continues to walk a fine line on players kneeling during the national anthem, saying on Wednesday he and team owners believe "everyone should stand" for it, but that the league is not adopting an ironclad rule on the issue.

Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth
Infant Chimp Snatched and Cannibalized Moments After Its Birth

Moments after a wild chimpanzee was born, an adult chimp snatched the infant away from its mother and cannibalized it, according to a new study that is the first to document this macabre behavior. This new finding, along with additional prior work, suggests that female chimpanzees might often go and hide on "maternity leave" before delivery to avoid such infant mortality, researchers said. Scientists made this gruesome discovery while following a party of 21 chimps in the Mahale Mountains on the eastern shore of Lake Tanganyika in western Tanzania.

Reddit user reveals what the 2017 Starbucks holiday cups supposedly look like
Reddit user reveals what the 2017 Starbucks holiday cups supposedly look like

It may only be October, but Starbucks is already on their Christmas game.

Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral
Mom's incredible hack for getting her child to take medicine goes viral

No matter the flavor, from orange to grape, we have vivid memories of being force-fed a spoonful, only to quickly chase it down with a glass of milk or a treat. England's Helena Lee was trying to feed her newborn Calpol when she remembered reading about this trick -- all you need is a bottle and syringe.

Mississippi Defends Confederate Flag to Supreme Court
Mississippi Defends Confederate Flag to Supreme Court

Mississippi voters and lawmakers have upheld that the state flag, which features the Confederate emblem, should be upheld, but the U.S. Supreme Court may get the final word.

4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city
4 dead as fighting continues in southern Philippine city

MARAWI, Philippines (AP) - Philippine troops killed four Islamic State group-linked militants in a clash and occasional blasts thundered across Marawi on Wednesday after the president declared the southern city liberated from "terrorist influence."

The Internet Couldn't Get Enough Of Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka'oir's Luxurious Wedding
The Internet Couldn't Get Enough Of Gucci Mane And Keyshia Ka'oir's Luxurious Wedding

Gucci Mane and Keyshia Ka'oir threw the wedding of the year Tuesday night.

Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media
Zimbabwe First Lady sues in dispute over $1.35 million ring: state media

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's wife Grace has sued a Belgium-based businessman for failing to deliver a $1.35 million ring she ordered for a wedding anniversary, state media reported on Wednesday. Grace, 52, an influential figure in Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party and seen as a potential successor to her husband, is nicknamed "Gucci Grace" for her reputed dedication to shopping. The Herald, a government-controlled newspaper, reported that Grace was suing businessman Jamal Hamed after a deal to have Hamed supply the First Lady with a diamond ring turned sour.

America Is in Denial About Iraq
America Is in Denial About Iraq

The war in Iraq won't end as long as the United States avoids deciding what it wants there.

Anna Faris Opens Up About Chris Pratt Split: 'We
Anna Faris Opens Up About Chris Pratt Split: 'We'll Always Have Each Other'

If we have to live in a world where Anna Faris and Chris Pratt aren't together, then excuse us while we take solace in knowing they still seem to like each other.

Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby
Billy Joel, 68, and wife Alexis Roderick are expecting a baby

Billy Joel will soon have three Uptown Girls to worry about!

Trump Claims Congresswoman Lied About His Call To Army Widow
Trump Claims Congresswoman Lied About His Call To Army Widow

President Donald Trump on Wednesday accused Rep. Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.) of fabricating the claim that he told the widow of a soldier killed in combat that she "must've known what he signed up for."

Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health
Shanghai Pharma bids for U.S. Cardinal Health's China business

By Julie Zhu HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has bid for Cardinal Health Inc's China business as the U.S. company looks to sell ahead of China's planned drug distribution reform. Shanghai Pharma submitted two non-binding bids to buy Cardinal Health China, one of the country's largest drug distributors, on July 21 and Sept. 15, it said in a filing with the Shanghai stock exchange on Wednesday. Reuters first reported in July that Cardinal Health had put its China business up for sale in a deal that could fetch between $1.2 billion and $1.5 billion.

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China's Xi lays out vision for 'new era' led by 'still stronger' Communist Party

By Christian Shepherd and Stella Qiu BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday laid out a confident vision for a more prosperous nation and its role in the world, stressing the importance of wiping out corruption and curbing industrial overcapacity, income inequality and pollution. Opening a critical Communist Party congress, Xi pledged to build a "modern socialist country" for a "new era" that will be proudly Chinese and steadfastly ruled by the party but open to the world. Although his wide-ranging address made clear there were no plans for political reform, Xi said China's development had entered a "new era", using the phrase 36 times in a speech that ran nearly...

Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  
Wanted man turns himself in after losing Facebook bet with police  

A wanted Michigan man has turned himself in after losing a bet he made with police on Facebook. Michael Zaydel had promised to give himself up to police if a Facebook post about an existing arrest warrant received more than 1,000 shares. The cocky 21-year-old even promised to bring Redford Township Police Department (RTPD) officers a dozen doughnuts if they were victorious in the challenge. "I'm not worried about it," he wrote. "If your next post gets 1,000 shares I'll turn myself in with a dozen doughnuts and that's a promise. "And I'll pick up every piece of litter around your public schools." In a follow-up post, the department said he "may or may not be a man of his word," adding, "it...

American woman becomes princess after meeting a real prince in a nightclub
American woman becomes princess after meeting a real prince in a nightclub

Most of us can but dream of rocking up to the club and casually meeting a member of a royal family. But, that's what happened to Ariana Austin on the dance floor of Washington D.C. nightclub Pearl back in December 2005 when she met Joel Makonnen, a.k.a. Prince Yoel.  The story didn't end there for Austin and Makonnen. Twelve years on from their nightclub meet-cute, the couple tied the knot, and Austin became a princess. SEE ALSO: Prince George's favourite film proves once and for all he just can't wait to be king Per the New York Times, Prince Yoel is the great-grandson of Haile Selassie, the last emperor of Ethiopia, part of the Solomonic dynasty. Austin also happens...

In A Single Week, Plague Cases More Than Doubled In Madagascar
In A Single Week, Plague Cases More Than Doubled In Madagascar

The number of plague cases has more than doubled to a total of 805 in Madagascar in the past week, according to Madagascar's Office of National Risk and Emergency Management.

China
China's Jiang rises from the 'dead' for Communist meeting

Rumoured to have died a few months ago, 91-year-old former Chinese president Jiang Zemin roused social media users Wednesday by taking a prominent place at the ruling Communist Party's leadership Congress. Proving that reports of his demise were greatly exaggerated, the former leader sat next to President Xi Jinping and stood for the national anthem as the twice-a-decade congress opened on national television in Beijing's vast Great Hall of the People. Many Chinese internet users gushed over the elderly "Frog" -- an affectionate nickname inspired by Jiang's wide grin and prominent bespectacled eyes -- marvelling over the apparently still hale nonagenarian in postings sprinkled with frog...

Kenya election official resigns, says new vote not credible
Kenya election official resigns, says new vote not credible

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) - A top Kenyan electoral official resigned Wednesday, charging the presidential vote just eight days away cannot be credible as planned.

Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be
Kenya poll commissioner quits, says election cannot be 'credible'

One of Kenya's seven election commissioners quit Wednesday in a searing statement accusing her colleagues of political bias and saying an upcoming presidential election cannot be credible. "The commission in its current state can surely not guarantee a credible election on 26 October 2017. The resignation of one of the country's top poll officials is the latest dramatic twist in an election process that has plunged the East African nation into crisis.

Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On
Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On 'Ellen' After Ducking Other Interviews

The security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas who was among the first to encounter mass killer Stephen Paddock during his deadly Oct. 1 shooting spree has apparently broken his silence.

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 solider

President 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....

Trump on Twitter (Oct 17) - Tom Marino, Greek Prime Minister, fake news
Trump on Twitter (Oct 17) - Tom Marino, Greek Prime Minister, fake news

The following statements were posted to the verified Twitter accounts of U.S. President Donald Trump, @realDonaldTrump and @POTUS. The opinions expressed are his own. Reuters has not edited the statements or confirmed their accuracy. @realDonaldTrump : - Rep.Tom Marino has informed me that he is withdrawing his name from consideration as drug czar. Tom is a fine man and a great Congressman! [0839 EDT] - "Dow Passes 23,000 for the First Time, Fueled by Strong Earnings" #Dow23Khttp://45.wh. ...

Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails
Judge Orders Trump Administration To Turn Over DACA Emails

The 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.

Mother Allegedly Killed Two Sons Inside Burning Oven
Mother Allegedly Killed Two Sons Inside Burning Oven

The single mother said taking care of her children was overwhelming and that she "couldn't do it anymore."

Abedin Sent Government Emails on Weiner Laptop: Report
Abedin Sent Government Emails on Weiner Laptop: Report

State Department officials have reportedly found more than 2,800 government-related work emails Huma Abedin sent from Anthony Weiner's laptop.

Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen
Stunning Photos Show Faces Of Poverty That Are Rarely Seen

A new portrait campaign asking people to think differently about people living in poverty appeared on billboards in New York City's Times Square on Tuesday.

Delta Responds to Claims of National Anthem Ban
Delta Responds to Claims of National Anthem Ban

A woman said she was told there was a company policy against singing the national anthem.

Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys
Police: Woman who feared deportation drowned 2 boys

A woman drowned her infant son and his 5-year-old half brother in a bathtub hours after she called police and told them she was worried about being deported, a Delaware police chief said Tuesday.

'Project Runway' Star Mychael Knight Reportedly Dead At 39
'Project Runway' Star Mychael Knight Reportedly Dead At 39

Fashion designer and "Project Runway" star Mychael Knight died on Tuesday in a Georgia hospital, according to TMZ and various news sources.

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

The 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.

Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities
Confederate monuments vandalized in 2 Virginia cities

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Two Confederate monuments in two Virginia cities have been vandalized this week.

Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths
Gold Star Moms Blast Trump For Delayed Response To Soldiers' Deaths

The mother of a soldier killed in Iraq called President Donald Trump's delayed response to the deaths of U.S. service members in Niger an abdication of his first duty as commander in chief ― "to acknowledge the sacrifice of one of his military members."

NFL Owners Decide To Punt In Meeting On Political Protests
NFL Owners Decide To Punt In Meeting On Political Protests

NFL owners met Tuesday with leaders from the NFL Players Association to hash out the issue of athletes protesting racial inequality by taking a knee during the national anthem.

Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot
Delaware indicts 18 inmates in deadly prison riot

DOVER, Del. (AP) - Sixteen inmates have been charged with first-degree murder and assault, and face life in prison if convicted in the death of a corrections officer during February's riot at Delaware's maximum-security lockup.

States sue DeVos to get for-profit college rule restored
States sue DeVos to get for-profit college rule restored

WASHINGTON (AP) - Democratic attorneys general in 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit Tuesday against the U.S. Department of Education over its decision to block an Obama-era rule designed to protect students from being defrauded by for-profit colleges.

John McCain Is Worried the U.S. Is Going Back
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.

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