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The Latest: Driver killed in California blazes identified
The Latest: Driver killed in California blazes identified

SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) - The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):

The Most Powerful Journalist In Hollywood Protected Harvey Weinstein For Years
The Most Powerful Journalist In Hollywood Protected Harvey Weinstein For Years

In the mid-1990s, a young reporter at the entertainment trade magazine Variety pitched a story at the weekly meeting that would've made Harvey Weinstein look bad.

The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk
The Latest: Iraqi PM calls for dialogue after Kirkuk

KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) - The Latest on developments in Iraq, day after Iraqi forces took back the disputed city of Kirkuk, forcing Kurdish fighters to leave (all times local):

Vietnamese Actress Says Harvey Weinstein Wanted To Teach Her How To Do A Sex Scene
Vietnamese Actress Says Harvey Weinstein Wanted To Teach Her How To Do A Sex Scene

Vietnamese model and actress Vu Thu Phuong is adding her voice to the chorus of women who are accusing Harvey Weinstein of sexual misconduct.

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Kenya's Odinga pulled out of election to avoid defeat: deputy president

By Katharine Houreld NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition leader Raila Odinga decided not to stand in next week's presidential election to avoid defeat rather than for reasons of principle, the deputy president said on Tuesday. Odinga was due to face President Uhuru Kenyatta on Oct. 26 in a repeat of a presidential vote held in August but he withdrew his candidacy, saying the electoral commission had failed to institute reforms to guarantee fairness. Kenyatta won the Aug. 8 election by 1.4 million votes.

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

Pyongyang's deputy ambassador spoke to the U.N. General Assembly committee for disarmament, but skipped the most inflammatory parts of his statement.

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.

John McCain Receives the Liberty Medal from Joe Biden
John McCain Receives the Liberty Medal from Joe Biden

The senator was awarded for his lifetime of sacrifice and service to the country

The #MeToo hashtag was used in an enormous number of tweets
The #MeToo hashtag was used in an enormous number of tweets

Following a week of more devastating and disturbing news about film producer Harvey Weinstein, Hollywood actor Alyssa Milano took to social media to ask women to share their own personal experiences of sexual harassment and sexual assault. In a message posted Sunday, she asked Twitter users to reply "me too" to her tweet if they had been sexually harassed or assaulted in order to "give people a sense of the magnitude of the problem." They responded in droves and the resulting hashtag #MeToo swept round the internet as a huge viral moment. SEE ALSO: Women endure a lifetime of sexual harassment even before they enter the workplace Milano's tweet was retweeted more...

Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago
Bodies Found Embracing in Joshua Tree May Be California Couple Who Went Missing in Park 3 Months Ago

Authorities are working to identify two bodies discovered in Joshua Tree nearly three months after a young couple went missing in the California national park

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.

Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bomb
Maltese journalist who led Panama Papers invesitgation killed in car bomb

Malta's prime minister has appealed for national unity following the murder of a campaigning journalist who had accused his government of corruption. Daphne Caruana Galizia, 53, achieved fame and notoriety for investigative reporting laced with scathing commentary about allegedly corrupt officials and businessmen. She was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car. Forensic experts on the scene of the explosion which killed investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia in Bidnija, Malta Credit: Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters Police said the bomb went off while she was driving near the village of Bidnija in northern Malta on Monday afternoon. Joseph Muscat, the Maltese Prime...

Washington Players Celebrate On The Field With Simulated 'Stop And Frisk'
Washington Players Celebrate On The Field With Simulated 'Stop And Frisk'

After Washington Redskins cornerback Kendall Fuller intercepted a pass to seal a 26-24 victory over the visiting San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, the player and his teammates simulated an arrest.

Cheers! Taylor Swift Is Going Full Brit In Her New Music Video
Cheers! Taylor Swift Is Going Full Brit In Her New Music Video

Remember when Taylor Swift developed a severe case of Kennedy-philia?

'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane
'This Should Not Have Happened.' A Drone Crashed Into a Canadian Passenger Plane

But everybody on board was OK

108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable
108 U.S. F-35s Won't Be Combat-Capable

The new F-35 program executive officer, U.S. Navy vice admiral Mat Winter, said his office is exploring the option of leaving 108 aircraft in their current state because the funds to upgrade them to the fully combat-capable configuration would threaten the Air Force's plans to ramp up production in the coming years. Without being retrofitted, these aircraft would become "concurrency orphans" - airplanes left behind in the acquisition cycle after the services purchased them in haste before finishing the development process. If they are left in their current state, nearly 200 F-35s might permanently remain unready for combat because the Pentagon would rather buy new aircraft than upgrade...

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

Passengers on a Sunday AirAsia flight to Bali-which was forced to turn back to Australia following an apparent loss of cabin pressure-have criticized its flight crew for allegedly screaming when the plane plunged more than 20,000 feet

Iraqi forces drive back Kurdish fighters in independence standoff
Iraqi forces drive back Kurdish fighters in independence standoff

Iraqi forces seized a key military base, an airport and an oil field from Kurdish fighters Monday in disputed Kirkuk province in a major operation sparked by a controversial independence referendum. The rapid advance, which follows weeks of soaring tensions between two US allies in the battle against the Islamic State group, aims to retake oil and military sites that Kurdish forces took over during the fightback against the jihadists. The US-led coalition against IS urged the two sides to "avoid escalatory actions" and to focus on fighting the extremists, who are on the verge of losing their last strongholds in Iraq.

Employee reveals how Russian trolls targeted Hillary Clinton before election - after studying House of Cards
Employee reveals how Russian trolls targeted Hillary Clinton before election - after studying House of Cards

A former employee of the Russian "troll factory" that bought thousands of Facebook ads during the US presidential election has revealed how he wrote comments on Western news sites to ridicule Hillary Clinton and inflame political divisions. A young man quoted under the pseudonym "Maksim" told independent channel TV Rain about the trolls' mission to meddle in US politics and wage an "information war" against the country. "Our goal wasn't to turn Americans toward Russia. Our goal was to set Americans against their own government," he said. "To provoke unrest, provoke dissatisfaction, lower (Barack) Obama's rating." Maksim's records listed his employer as Internet...

France join top seeds for World Cup draw
France join top seeds for World Cup draw

France will be among the top seeds for next month's World Cup draw after they climbed to seventh in the FIFA rankings published on Monday. The seven top-ranked teams plus hosts Russia go into in pot one, the next eight ranked teams in pot two and so on. Each of the eight four-team first-round groups will consist of one team drawn from each pot.

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

The death of top Islamist fighter Isnilon Hapilon is a rare celebratory moment for the Philippines military, which has been bogged down in a gruelling four-month battle to retake the southern city of Marawi. What began as a surprise takeover by militants that Manila said would be easily defeated, quickly descended into house-to-house fighting against a deceptively well-planned Islamist insurgency. The insurgents have withstood a relentless US-backed bombing campaign, raising awkward questions about the Philippines' ability to defend itself from an increasingly assertive Islamist presence in its violence-plagued south.

Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flight
Passengers describe terror aboard Indonesia AirAsia flight

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) - Passengers on an Indonesia AirAsia flight from Australia to the holiday island of Bali described a panicked flight crew announcing an emergency and oxygen masks dropping from the ceiling after their airliner lost cabin air pressure and rapidly descended.

California fire toll rises to 40
California fire toll rises to 40

The death toll from California's wildfires rose to 40 on Sunday but firefighters reported progress in battling the flames, and thousands of evacuees were gradually being allowed to return home. "Sadly, the death toll has risen to 40 people," the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) said on its website. Cal Fire said 22 of the victims died in Napa and Sonoma counties, just north of San Francisco.

You Might See Blue Wine Popping Up on Social Media Soon. Here
You Might See Blue Wine Popping Up on Social Media Soon. Here's What to Know About It.

Fruity on the nose, with a light, candy-forward flavor. Hints of oak and sweet watermelon. Somewhat acidic finish. No, these aren't the tasting notes of a frozen rosé, or a buttery Chardonnay. It's blue wine.

UK police probe more Weinstein assault claims
UK police probe more Weinstein assault claims

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.

This Very Good Dog Emerged Alive and Happy After Wildfire
This Very Good Dog Emerged Alive and Happy After Wildfire

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.

Somalia truck bomb death toll hits 137: police
Somalia truck bomb death toll hits 137: police

The death toll from Saturday's truck bombing in a shopping district in the Somali capital Mogadishu surged to at least 137 with 300 people injured, police said on Sunday. "We are getting different numbers in terms of the casualty from the medical centres, but we have confirmed so far 137 (dead), most of them burned beyond recognition, police official Ibrahim Mohamed told AFP.

One-on-one with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi
One-on-one with House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., weighs in on the Iran deal, health care reform, and more on "This Week."

How the U.S. Navy Plans to Keep the Aircraft Carrier from Becoming Obsolete
How the U.S. Navy Plans to Keep the Aircraft Carrier from Becoming Obsolete

What would it mean to aircraft carrier power projection and attack capability if its fighters could double the range at which they hold enemy targets at risk? Perhaps enemy targets 1,000 miles away, at sea or deep inland, could successfully be destroyed by carrier-launched fighters operating with a vastly expanded combat radius. Perhaps of equal or greater relevance, what if the re-fueler were a drone, able to operate in forward high-risk locations to support fighter jets - all while not placing a large manned tanker aircraft within range of enemy fire?

'Hell on Earth': California fire toll rises to 38

The death toll from California's raging wildfires rose to 38 on Saturday, with more than 10,000 firefighters battling 16 large blazes and 100,000 people evacuated, the state's fire service said. Around 335 square miles (864 square kilometers) of residential neighborhoods, forests and other property have been burned since Sunday, according to the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire). Cal Fire later announced on its Twitter account that the death toll had risen from 35 in the morning to 38, with 20 of the fatalities occurring in Sonoma County alone, where more than 200 people are still missing.

Patricia Arquette Calls Out Oliver Stone For 'Weird' Encounter
Patricia Arquette Calls Out Oliver Stone For 'Weird' Encounter

Another high-profile Hollywood figure is being accused of predatory behavior: director and screenwriter Oliver Stone.

Trump Did Not Wish Tiffany Trump A Happy Birthday
Trump Did Not Wish Tiffany Trump A Happy Birthday

President Trump and his family did not wish Tiffany Trump a happy birthday on social media.

Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Is Doing Real Damage To American Health Care
Trump's Obamacare Sabotage Is Doing Real Damage To American Health Care

That was the conclusion many health care industry officials and analysts had reached by week's end, following a pair of blows that President Donald Trump delivered to the Affordable Care Act ― and, indirectly, to the millions of people who buy private health insurance on their own.

Is Donald Trump 'Obsessed' With Barack Obama?
Is Donald Trump 'Obsessed' With Barack Obama?

Pundits believe Trump is working to destroy Obama's legacy.

Jimmy Fallon Says Making Fun Of Trump Is 'Just Not What I Do'
Jimmy Fallon Says Making Fun Of Trump Is 'Just Not What I Do'

In the ratings battle between the late night hosts, Jimmy Fallon is currently in danger of slipping to third place behind Jimmy Kimmel.

The F-14 Tomcat: The American Fighter Jet Iran Would Send to War (Against America)
The F-14 Tomcat: The American Fighter Jet Iran Would Send to War (Against America)

If the United States goes to war with Iran following President Donald Trump's decision not to certify Tehran's compliance with a multi-national nuclear deal, the Pentagon will mostly be facing off against its own hardware. The Iranian military-38 years after the Islamic Revolution-still relies very heavily on American equipment. Perhaps the most prominent of these is the Grumman F-14A Tomcat, which was made famous by the movie Top Gun.

Syria army, allies capture Mayadeen from IS: state media
Syria army, allies capture Mayadeen from IS: state media

Syrian troops and allied forces captured the city of Mayadeen from the Islamic State group on Saturday, state media said, in the latest blow to the jihadist group. "Units of our armed forces, in cooperation with allied forces, have regained control of the city of Mayadeen in Deir Ezzor, killing a large number of terrorists and destroying their weapons," state media said, citing a military source. "Our units are chasing down remaining members of Daesh fleeing the city amid a collapse in their ranks, and the engineering units are removing mines and explosives planted by the terrorists in the streets and square of the city," the source added.

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Trump's War With North Korea Puts America at Risk

Democrats are calling on Republicans in Congress to be more vocal about Trump's nuclear threats toward North Korea.

Pakistan official details car chase that freed kidnapped U.S.-Canadian family

(This version of the story corrects spelling of Caitlan Coleman throughout) By Asif Shahzad ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops shot out the tyres of a vehicle carrying a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their children in a raid that led to the family's release after five years of being held hostage, a Pakistani security official said on Friday. U.S. drones were hovering near the northwestern Pakistani area where American Caitlan Coleman, her Canadian husband Joshua Boyle and their three children, all born in captivity, were freed, another security official said. Coleman and Boyle were held by the Taliban-linked Haqqani network after being kidnapped while backpacking in...

Baghdad gives ultimatum on Kirkuk pullback: Kurds
Baghdad gives ultimatum on Kirkuk pullback: Kurds

Baghdad has set a pre-dawn Sunday deadline for Kurdish forces to abandon positions in the disputed oil province of Kirkuk they took during the fightback against the Islamic State group, a senior Kurdish official said. The reported ultimatum comes as thousands of Iraqi troops and allied militia are locked in an armed standoff with Kurdish peshmerga fighters near ethnically divided but historically Kurdish-majority Kirkuk. "The deadline set for the peshmerga to return to their pre-June 6, 2014 positions will expire during the night," the Kurdish official told AFP, asking not to be identified.

New Orleans chief: Officer killed during struggle
New Orleans chief: Officer killed during struggle

NEW ORLEANS (AP) - A New Orleans police officer was fatally shot Friday during a struggle after he and his patrol team left their cars to investigate something suspicious shortly after midnight. Other officers returned fire, wounding a suspect who eventually surrendered to a SWAT team, police said.

Reince Priebus, former White House chief of staff, is interviewed as part of investigation into Russia meddling
Reince Priebus, former White House chief of staff, is interviewed as part of investigation into Russia meddling

Reince Priebus, the former White House chief of staff, has been interviewed by the federal investigator probing Russian meddling in the presidential election. He is the most senior figure in Donald Trump's inner circle yet to answer questions as part of Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone in Mr Trump's team knew that Moscow was trying to influence the outcome of the vote. "Mr Priebus was voluntarily interviewed by special counsel Mueller's team today," said his lawyer, William Burck. "He was happy to answer all of their questions." Mr Trump is under suspicion of trying to obstruct justice by removing James Comey as head of the FBI as he investigated the Russian angle....

Attorney Lisa Bloom Saw Harvey Weinstein As A 'Unique Opportunity' For Change
Attorney Lisa Bloom Saw Harvey Weinstein As A 'Unique Opportunity' For Change

Attorney Lisa Bloom earned a reputation as a feminist and civil rights lawyer, so when she chose to represent disgraced movie executive Harvey Weinstein against accusations of sexual harassment, she faced a lot of criticism.

U.S. Military Sends Warship to North Korea Region
U.S. Military Sends Warship to North Korea Region

The USS Monterey will reportedly deploy on October 16.

See Trisha Yearwood Dress Up As Husband Garth Brooks Just In Time For Halloween
See Trisha Yearwood Dress Up As Husband Garth Brooks Just In Time For Halloween

Catch "Trisha's Southern Kitchen" October 14th At 10:30am Eastern On Food Network.

Grandfather finds missing $24m lottery ticket in old shirt after last-minute reminder 
Grandfather finds missing $24m lottery ticket in old shirt after last-minute reminder 

A New Jersey man has finally claimed a $24million (£18m) lottery jackpot after finding the missing ticket in an old shirt. Jimmie Smith had just two days left to pick up his life-changing prize money before the lottery's one-year deadline passed. The 68-year-old retired security guard explained how watching a news report about the much-publicised unclaimed jackpot reminded him to search for the ticket. "I ended up with a stack; a pile of tickets, including the one they were talking about on the news," explained the father-of-two. The grandfather said he couldn't believe his lottery win, adding: "I stood there for a minute thinking, 'Do I see what I think I see?' "I had to stick my head...

Amazon Studios Executive Suspended After Harassment Accusations
Amazon Studios Executive Suspended After Harassment Accusations

Roy Price, the head of Amazon Studios, has been put on an immediate leave of absence following accusations that he harassed a producer for the popular series "The Man in the High Castle," the company announced Thursday.

A look at the family rescued from Taliban-linked captors
A look at the family rescued from Taliban-linked captors

After being held for more than five years by a group with ties to the Taliban, an American woman, her Canadian husband and their three young children have been rescued.

Jury in trial of burned woman visits key locations in case
Jury in trial of burned woman visits key locations in case

BATESVILLE, Miss. (AP) - Riding in white vans, jurors in the trial of a man charged with setting a woman on fire and killing her were taken through the highways and dirt roads of two small Mississippi towns Thursday to visit the crime scene, houses, a convenience store and other key locations in the case.

Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan
Kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple, three children freed in Pakistan

By Asif Shahzad and Phil Stewart ISLAMABAD/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children born in captivity have been freed in Pakistan, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in neighbouring Afghanistan, Pakistani and U.S. officials said on Thursday. American Caitlan Coleman and her Canadian husband, Joshua Boyle, were kidnapped while backpacking in Afghanistan in 2012 by the Taliban-allied Haqqani network, which the United States has long accused Pakistan of failing to fight. U.S. President Donald Trump, who has been highly critical of Islamabad, praised Pakistan's cooperation with the U.S. government over the freeing of the hostages, saying...

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