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Syria fighting worst since Aleppo, air strikes deadly: aid agencies

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria is in the throes of its worst fighting since the battle for eastern Aleppo last year, with heavy air strikes causing hundreds of civilian casualties, aid agencies said on Thursday. Hospitals, schools and people fleeing violence have been "targeted by direct air strikes" that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said, without apportioning … [Read more...]

Islamic State driven out of last stronghold in northern Iraq

By Maher Chmaytelli BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces announced on Thursday they had captured Islamic State's last stronghold in northern Iraq, leaving the militant group holed up near the Syrian border as its self-proclaimed "caliphate" shrinks further. The town of Hawija and the surrounding areas fell in an offensive by U.S.-backed Iraqi government troops and Iranian-trained and armed Shi'ite … [Read more...]

Watch The Moment When Woman Wounded In Las Vegas Is Reunited With Man Who Saved Her

WATCH: We captured the moment when a woman injured in Las Vegas massacre reunited with the man who saved her life: https://t.co/mj37IPsQ51 … [Read more...]

Unarmed Hotel Security Guard Who Found Las Vegas Shooter Hailed As Hero

An unarmed security guard at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino was hailed as a hero for pinpointing the Las Vegas shooter’s location, despite a withering barrage of gunfire that wounded him in the leg. … [Read more...]

Thai mourners pay last-minute respects to late king

BANGKOK (AP) — Tens of thousands of mourners have been rushing to Bangkok's Grand Palace to pay their respects to the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, as a period of nearly a year for his body to lie in state ends ahead of his cremation on Oct. 26. … [Read more...]

Some Poor Sap Just Got Totally Owned On Twitter… By Hamburger Helper

The Helper glove has no love for misogynistic tweets. … [Read more...]

Dianne Feinstein introduces Senate gun control bill to ban bump stocks

Senator Dianne Feinstein and Senator Richard Blumenthal launch their effort to ban the sale and possession of bump stock equipment. Democrats on Wednesday lined up behind a bill that would outlaw the the sale and possession of “bump stocks”, a device the Las Vegas gunman used to retrofit his weapons with rapid-fire capabilities, leaving 59 victims dead and more than 500 injured in just nine … [Read more...]

Ivanka Trump Gets Schooled After Trying To Make A Point About Education

Ivanka Trump, daughter of President Donald Trump and a White House adviser, wrote an op-ed for the New York Post about introducing tech education as early as kindergarten. … [Read more...]

Yes, San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz's 'Nasty' Shirt Was Aimed At Trump

As the mayor of Puerto Rico’s largest city rallies for more help for the victims of Hurricane Maria, she has also positioned herself at the forefront of a different movement: the opposition to President Donald Trump. … [Read more...]

The Latest: Las Vegas shooter called brainy, average athlete

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the mass shooting in Las Vegas (all times local): … [Read more...]

North Korean workers prepare seafood going to US stores

HUNCHUN, China (AP) — Americans buying seafood for dinner may inadvertently have subsidized the North Korean government as it builds its nuclear weapons program, an Associated Press investigation has found. Their purchases may also have supported forced labor. … [Read more...]

Why It Might Be Nearly Impossible to Destroy North Korea's Nuclear Weapons

If the President chooses to launch a nuclear first strike on North Korea, there is no certainty even then that the United States will be able to eliminate Pyongyang’s nuclear forces before they can launch a retaliatory second strike. A conventional strike using massed numbers of cruise missiles could eliminate many of Pyongyang’s fixed nuclear facilities—assuming U.S. intelligence is able to … [Read more...]

Illinois investigator attacked while trying to rescue child

STERLING, Ill. (AP) — An investigator for the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services is hospitalized in a coma after being assaulted while trying to take protective custody of a child. … [Read more...]

12 Wicked-Good Halloween Punches

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Vladimir Putin Reveals his Problem with Electric Cars like Tesla

Good news for Elon Musk. … [Read more...]

Interior Whistleblower Quits, Lambastes Ryan Zinke's 'Resume Of Failure'

Joel Clement — a federal scientist who blew the whistle on the Trump administration, claiming he was reassigned for warning about the dangers of climate change to Alaska natives — has resigned from his post at the Interior Department. … [Read more...]

Former prison guard admits sexually assaulting inmates

ATLANTA (AP) — A former Georgia prison guard has pleaded guilty in federal court to sexually assaulting three female inmates and then coercing them into helping him cover up the assaults. … [Read more...]

Chip Gaines's Mom Sheds Light On Why 'Fixer Upper' Is Ending

Chip and Joanna Gaines offered their own reasons why “Fixer Upper” is ending after five seasons, and now Chip’s mom Gayle Gaines has some more intel. … [Read more...]