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Huge blast rocks Somalia
Huge blast rocks Somalia's capital; police say 20 killed

MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) - A huge explosion from a truck bomb killed 20 people in Somalia's capital, police said Saturday, as shaken residents called it the most powerful blast they'd heard in years.

Michele Bachmann Offers Her Thoughts On Donald Trump Being A 'Man Of Faith'
Michele Bachmann Offers Her Thoughts On Donald Trump Being A 'Man Of Faith'

At the annual Values Voter Summit (VVS) in Washington this weekend, former congresswoman Michele Bachmann, who serves on Donald Trump's evangelical advisory board, said in an interview with me on SiriusXM Progress that Donald Trump is now a "committed believer" of Jesus Christ and "man of faith" who has "asked God for help and wisdom."

Tampa opens arms to Puerto Rico evacuees
Tampa opens arms to Puerto Rico evacuees

The city of Tampa is preparing for an influx of Puerto Rico evacuees following Hurricane Maria.

Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip
Parents of freed US hostage furious with son-in-law for Afghanistan trip

The parents of an American woman who was rescued with her Canadian husband and three children after five years in captivity have said they were elated that the family is safe - but incensed with their son-in-law for taking their daughter to Afghanistan. "Taking your pregnant wife to a very dangerous place, to me, and the kind of person I am, is unconscionable," Caitlan Coleman's father, Jim, told ABC News.

Senator Demands Investigation Into Puerto Rico Response
Senator Demands Investigation Into Puerto Rico Response

In a letter to the Department of Homeland Security, the senator pushed for an evaluation of whether the administration "is selectively disclosing or manipulating data."

Green vineyards stand out in black of California fires
Green vineyards stand out in black of California fires

Odd pockets of lush green -- grape vines, believe it or not -- stand out amid the ashen landscape left by northern California's wildfires. At the Rocca winery in Napa, a patch of land called the Collinetta is intact, like other vineyards around it. Looking around from inside the vineyard, the scene is practically apocalyptic: in every direction thick choking smoke rises from rolling hills where firefighters tackle blazes that have now killed 31 people, forced thousands from their homes and destroyed more than 3,000 buildings.

U.K. Radio Host: Trump Fans Must Think Harvey Weinstein Would Be A Good President
U.K. Radio Host: Trump Fans Must Think Harvey Weinstein Would Be A Good President

A British radio host says he's disgusted by the sexual harassment allegations against film producer Harvey Weinstein ― but said Americans who support President Donald Trump can't feel that same level of disgust.

Puerto Rico Governor Calls White House After Trump's Unsettling FEMA Tweets
Puerto Rico Governor Calls White House After Trump's Unsettling FEMA Tweets

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico ― Hours after President Donald Trump seemingly threatened to withdraw federal and military assistance from Puerto Rico in a series of tweets Thursday, Gov. Ricardo Rosselló called the White House.

Kellyanne Conway Says She Never Uses The Term 'Fake News.' But She Has.
Kellyanne Conway Says She Never Uses The Term 'Fake News.' But She Has.

WASHINGTON ― White House counselor Kellyanne Conway insisted Wednesday that while she doesn't always like how the media covers her boss, she still has the utmost respect for the news business.

Mitch McConnell-Backed Super PAC Likely Sitting Out The Alabama Senate Race
Mitch McConnell-Backed Super PAC Likely Sitting Out The Alabama Senate Race

A Republican super PAC backed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has no plans thus far to support Roy Moore in Alabama's special Senate election.

Harvey Fierstein Responds To Being Mistaken For Harvey Weinstein
Harvey Fierstein Responds To Being Mistaken For Harvey Weinstein

Harvey Fierstein has been inadvertently thrust into a sexual harassment scandal that's shaken up Hollywood.

15 Perfect Tweets To Read If You're Having A Bad Mental Health Day
15 Perfect Tweets To Read If You're Having A Bad Mental Health Day

Mental health issues can be life altering, but they are also incredibly common.

Celebs Are Showing Their Support For Jemele Hill On Social Media
Celebs Are Showing Their Support For Jemele Hill On Social Media

On Sunday, Hill tweeted in response to team owner Jerry Jones' threat to bench Cowboys players who didn't stand for the national anthem.

Lena Dunham Calls On Men Of Hollywood To Speak Out Against Harvey Weinstein
Lena Dunham Calls On Men Of Hollywood To Speak Out Against Harvey Weinstein

Lena Dunham has spoken out once again against Harvey Weinstein, as allegations of sexual harassment continue to surface.

A totally bizarre interview just started a feud between Ivana and Melania Trump
A totally bizarre interview just started a feud between Ivana and Melania Trump

Ivana Trump - Donald Trump's first ex-wife and mother of Ivanka, Donald Jr., and Eric Trump - is now feuding with Melania Trump over which of them is the real first lady. Yes, really. In a recent interview with ABC News, the 68-year-old told Amy Robach all about her upcoming memoir, Raising Trump - which details her experiences as a child, wife, mother, and businesswoman - and managed to royally piss off Melania by calling herself the real first lady. JUST IN: Melania Trump spox responds to Ivana Trump's assertion ("I'm first lady") blasting it as "attention seeking & self-serving noise." - Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) October 9, 2017 "I...

Thousands protest as Kenya opposition demands poll reform
Thousands protest as Kenya opposition demands poll reform

Kenyan police lobbed tear gas at opposition supporters who protested around the country on Monday to demand a reform of the election commission before new polls are held later this month. Thousands gathered in the capital and the western opposition stronghold Kisumu, while smaller demonstrations took place elsewhere, as the opposition stepped up its protest campaign from two to three days a week. Opposition leader Raila Odinga reiterated that he would not take part in a re-run of the presidential election on October 26 if his demands are not met.

'Morning Joe' Slams Pence's NFL Protest
'Morning Joe' Slams Pence's NFL Protest

"Utterly appalling behavior from the vice president," a "Morning Joe" guest said of Mike Pence's NFL protest.

Dove apologises for advert showing black woman transforming into white model 
Dove apologises for advert showing black woman transforming into white model 

Dove has issued an apology for an advertising campaign branded "racist" which included an image of a black woman removing her top to reveal a white model underneath. The series of adverts, which have provoked outcry on social media after being circulated on Facebook, also showed a third image portraying a caucasian woman transforming into an Asian woman as she undresses. Following the furore, Dove published a statement which stated: "An image we recently posted on Facebook missed the mark in representing women of colour thoughtfully. We deeply regret the offence it caused. "As part of a campaign for Dove body wash, a three-second video clip was posted to the US Facebook page. "This did...

Mass Shooting Episode Of 'American Horror Story: Cult' Edited Following Vegas Attack
Mass Shooting Episode Of 'American Horror Story: Cult' Edited Following Vegas Attack

Ryan Murphy has decided to re-edit an upcoming episode of "American Horror Story: Cult," which included a graphic mass shooting scene, in the wake of the attack in Las Vegas that killed 58 people and injured almost 500 others.

Khloé Kardashian Makes Her First Post-Pregnancy News Appearance and Talks About Mom Kris Jenner
Khloé Kardashian Makes Her First Post-Pregnancy News Appearance and Talks About Mom Kris Jenner

Khloé Kardashian isn't keeping her baby bump to herself anymore!

California Suing Trump Administration Over Rollback Of Birth Control Rule
California Suing Trump Administration Over Rollback Of Birth Control Rule

SAN FRANCISCO ― California Attorney General Xavier Becerra (D) announced Friday he has filed a lawsuit challenging President Donald Trump's decision to end insurance coverage requirements for birth control.

Mr Monopoly photobombs former Equifax CEO's Senate hearing over data hack
Mr Monopoly photobombs former Equifax CEO's Senate hearing over data hack

Mr. Monopoly made it to Washington on Wednesday. As Richard Smith, former CEO of Equifax, answered questions from senators about the firm's massive data hack, one of the attendees behind him stood out in particular. Dressed in a top hat, monocle and handlebar mustache, the person listening attentively to the Senate banking committee's hearing resembled the board game character known as Rich Uncle Pennybags. SCREAMING. A+ troll h/t @EvanSparks via #equifaxbreach hearing https://t.co/rggknj8hlwpic.twitter.com/3Hawi3RmGh- Shoshana Weissmann (@senatorshoshana) October 4, 2017 The person behind the stunt was reportedly Amanda Werner, a campaign manager for the nonprofit groups Americans...

Donald Trump Visits Las Vegas Following Deadly Mass Shooting
Donald Trump Visits Las Vegas Following Deadly Mass Shooting

President Donald Trump landed in Las Vegas on Wednesday, three days after a gunman rained bullets onto a country music festival there in America's worst mass shooting in modern history.

Head of Syria ex-Qaeda group
Head of Syria ex-Qaeda group 'critical' after Russia strike

Defence ministry spokesman Igor Konashenkov said the strike was the result of a special operation to avenge an attack on Russian military police in the so-called Idlib de-escalation zone in Syria on September 18. "As a result of the strike, the leader of Jabhat al-Nusra Abu Mohammed al-Jolani received multiple serious shrapnel wounds, lost an arm and is in a critical condition, according to several independent sources," Konashenkov said in a statement.

Man receives haunting texts from wife wounded in Las Vegas shooting
Man receives haunting texts from wife wounded in Las Vegas shooting

A Canadian man said he was horrified when he learned his wife was among the more than 500 people wounded after a gunman sprayed a Las Vegas strip with bullets late Sunday.

ACLU Challenges Trump's New Travel Ban
ACLU Challenges Trump's New Travel Ban

The American Civil Liberties Union announced Friday that it is suing President Donald Trump's administration over its new travel ban.

AbbVie, Amgen settlement sets Humira U.S. biosimilar launch for 2023
AbbVie, Amgen settlement sets Humira U.S. biosimilar launch for 2023

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc has reached a settlement with AbbVie Inc that will delay the U.S. launch of Amgen's cheaper biosimilar version of AbbVie's cash cow, the blockbuster rheumatoid arthritis drug Humira, until Jan. 31, 2023, the companies said on Thursday. Humira, known chemically as adalimumab, is by far the world's top-selling prescription medicine with second-quarter global sales of $4.7 billion, putting it on track for annual sales exceeding $18 billion. The settlement, which removes a major overhang for AbbVie given its dependence on Humira, sent its shares to an all-time high of $90.95 before settling back to $89.87, up 6 percent.

Scientists Explore Earth
Scientists Explore Earth's 'Lost Continent' Zealandia

The lost continent of Zealandia, a submerged landmass in the Pacific Ocean, offers scientists clues about Earth's history.

Trump says he
Trump says he's putting political neck on line in Ala. race

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - President Donald Trump tried to convince Alabama conservatives that the establishment choice in a Republican runoff for Senate shares their revulsion of Washington politics, contending that Sen. Luther Strange is a "swamp" fighter without close ties to GOP leaders.

Iranian President Calls President Trump
Iranian President Calls President Trump's U.N. Speech 'Ignorant and Hateful'

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani: "it will be a great pity if this agreement were to be destroyed by rogue newcomers to the world of politics."

Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have
Chinese, Vietnamese Communist parties have 'shared destiny': Beijing

China and Vietnam's Communist parties have a "shared destiny" and there is great potential for bilateral economic cooperation, a senior Beijing official said on Tuesday on a visit to Vietnam, which has clashed with China over the South China Sea. Although both nations are under Communist rule, they are deeply suspicious of each other and relations have been strained over the past few years because of disputes in the strategic South China Sea. China has appeared uneasy at Vietnamese efforts to rally Southeast Asian countries over the busy swathe of sea as well as at its neighbor's growing defense ties with the United States, Japan and India.

US diplomats deliver stiff warning to North Korea as Donald Trump brands Kim Jong-un 'rocket man'
US diplomats deliver stiff warning to North Korea as Donald Trump brands Kim Jong-un 'rocket man'

North Korea faces destruction if it continues to threaten the US and its allies, according to one of Donald Trump's most senior diplomats, while the president unveiled the dismissive new nickname of Rocket Man for the country's erratic ruler. With world leaders gathering in New York for the United Nations General Assembly, when North Korea's nuclear programme is expected to dominate, senior administration figures said time was running out for a diplomatic solution. Nikki Haley, the US ambassador to the UN, said North Korea was starting to feel the pinch of sanctions but added that she would be happy to turn the matter over to the military. "We all know that if North Korea continues with...

The Latest: Authorities outline charges against protesters
The Latest: Authorities outline charges against protesters

ST. LOUIS (AP) - The Latest on protests over the acquittal of a white former St. Louis police officer in the killing of a black suspect (all times local):

British prime minister responds to London Underground terror attack
British prime minister responds to London Underground terror attack

Prime Minister Theresa May condemned a bombing that took place on a London Underground train as "cowardly."

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