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  • Police: No evidence of shooting after Florida mall lockdown

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    Reports of possible shots fired at an upscale Florida mall sent alarmed shoppers running and triggered a lockdown that dragged on for hours Sunday, a police chief said, adding a SWAT team's search of the complex found no immediate evidence of any shooting. Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander told a late evening news briefing that authorities found no evidence to confirm the initial report. The agency subsequently tweeted that a SWAT team had entered the mall for an exhaustive search and then added no active shooter was present.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:20:18 -0400
  • 3-year-old Alabama girl vanishes while attending birthday party, police fear kidnapping

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    An Amber Alert has been issued for an Alabama toddler girl who vanished while attending a birthday party over the weekend, authorities said Sunday. 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, was playing with other children at an outdoor birthday party at around 8:30 p.m. Saturday night when she suddenly disappeared, said Birmingham Police Department officers. "I want her back bad, and I’d do anything to have my baby back," Dominique McKinney, Kamille's father, told Birmingham ABC affiliate WBMA.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 21:05:12 -0400
  • Law gives child sex assault victims more time to file suits

    California is giving childhood victims of sexual abuse more time to decide whether to file lawsuits, joining several states in expanding the statute of limitations for victims over warnings from school districts that the new rules could bankrupt them. The law signed Sunday by Gov. Gavin Newsom gives victims of childhood sexual abuse until age 40, or five years from discovery of the abuse, to file civil lawsuits. It also suspends the statute of limitations for three years — beginning Jan. 1 — giving victims of all ages time to bring lawsuits if they wish.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:55:42 -0400
  • FOREX-Dollar holds near 2-1/2-mth yen high on U.S.-China partial deal, pound stands tall

    The dollar held near a 2 1/2-month high against the yen on Monday after Washington and Beijing announced progress towards a trade deal, while sterling hovered near a three-month peak on hopes for an orderly British exit from the European Union. On Friday, the dollar strengthened against the safe-haven yen to as much as 108.63 yen, its highest level since August 1, before U.S. President Donald Trump said the United States and China had reached a 'Phase 1' trade deal.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:45:42 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-France says securing military in Syria as U.S. begins withdrawal

    France said on Monday it was taking measures to ensure the safety of its military and civilian personnel in northeastern Syria as the United States begins to withdraw its forces from the area following a Turkish offensive against Kurdish militias. France has been one of the main allies in the U.S.-led coalition fighting Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, with its warplanes used to strike militant targets and its special forces on the ground coordinating with Kurdish and Arab fighters. The United States announced on Sunday that it was beginning a deliberate withdrawal of around 1,000 troops from northern Syria, a process that U.S. officials told Reuters could take days, rather than weeks.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:36:19 -0400
  • GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares cheered by Sino-.U.S. trade progress

    Liquidity was lacking, however, with Japan off and a partial market holiday in the United States for Columbus Day. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan edged up 0.5%. Australia's main index gained 0.9% and South Korea firmed 1.3%.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:33:54 -0400
  • Mercosur bloc and other South American countries condemn unrest in Ecuador

    The South American trade bloc, Mercosur, along with other countries in the region on Sunday, condemned the unrest in Ecuador, saying mass demonstrations against cuts to fuel subsidies were an attempt to destabilize the government of President Lenín Moreno. The unrest has been the worst in the small South American country in more than a decade and the latest flashpoint of opposition to the International Monetary Fund in Latin America. "We endorse the efforts made by Ecuador's government to maintain peace, public order and democratic institutions by using the instruments provided by the constitution and the law," Mercosur members said in a joint statement with a group of countries including Peru, Colombia and Chile.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:20:51 -0400
  • Family seeks answers after police kill Texas woman at home

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    A white police officer who killed a black woman inside her Texas home while responding to a neighbor's call about an open front door "didn't have time to perceive a threat" before he opened fire, an attorney for the woman's family said. "You didn't hear the officer shout, 'Gun, gun, gun,'" attorney Lee Merritt said after viewing video taken from a Fort Worth officer's bodycam during Saturday's shooting of Atatiana Jefferson, 28. The Fort Worth Police Department said in a statement that officers saw someone near a window inside the home and that one of them drew his duty weapon and fired after "perceiving a threat." The video released by police shows two officers searching the home from the outside with flashlights before one shouts, "Put your hands up, show me your hands." One shot is then fired through a window.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:11:30 -0400
  • 1 person injured after false panic over shooting at mall in Boca Raton, Florida, police say

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    One person was injured after shoppers fled during a false alarm over a suspected shooting at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, Florida, according to police. The male victim suffered a non-life threatening "trauma wound" and was transported to the Del Ray Medical Center after first responders arrived, Boca Raton Police Chief Dan Alexander told reporters at a news conference Sunday afternoon.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:06:00 -0400
  • RPT-UPDATE 9-Supporters of Tunisia's Saied celebrate his projected presidential win

    Thousands of supporters of presidential candidate Kais Saied thronged the grand boulevards of central Tunis in celebration late on Sunday after two exit polls said he was elected by a landslide. Official results will not be published until Monday and Saied's opponent, the media mogul Nabil Karoui, has left the door open to an appeal. Sunday's vote was only Tunisia's second free presidential election and came after years of economic frustrations that overshadowed the legacy of the 2011 revolution which threw out autocratic rule and inspired the "Arab spring".

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 20:00:59 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    U.S. President Donald Trump defended his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday as a "legendary crime buster" and "wonderful lawyer" after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine. "So now they are after the legendary 'crime buster' and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani," Trump said in a statement on Twitter.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:53:57 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all U.S. troops from northern Syria.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:53:56 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    U.S. President Donald Trump defended his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday as a "legendary crime buster" and "wonderful lawyer" after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine. "So now they are after the legendary 'crime buster' and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani," Trump said in a statement on Twitter.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:53:24 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all U.S. troops from northern Syria.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:53:23 -0400
  • Reuters US Domestic News Summary

    U.S. President Donald Trump defended his attorney Rudy Giuliani on Saturday as a "legendary crime buster" and "wonderful lawyer" after a media report that prosecutors are investigating whether the former New York mayor broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine. "So now they are after the legendary 'crime buster' and greatest Mayor in the history of NYC, Rudy Giuliani," Trump said in a statement on Twitter.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:50:16 -0400
  • Reuters World News Summary

    President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all U.S. troops from northern Syria.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:50:15 -0400
  • Texas cop never ID'd himself as police before fatally shooting Atatiana Jefferson in her own home: Official

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    A white police officer responding to a call early Saturday for a welfare check at a home in Fort Worth, Texas, fired a shot into a bedroom window, striking and killing a 28-year-old black woman who a neighbor said was not a threat. Relatives of the woman who was fatally shot identified her as Atatiana Jefferson, and said she worked as a human resources officer for a Fort Worth company and that she lived in the home with an 8-year-old nephew, Dallas ABC affiliate WFAA reported. During a news conference on Sunday afternoon, Fort Worth Police Lt. Brandon O'Neil said the officer who opened fire on Jefferson never identified himself as a police officer.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:47:00 -0400
  • RPT-INSIGHT-Realty bites: Indian property slump leaves beleaguered banks exposed

    India might have thought the worst of a bad loans crisis was past, but a severe cash crunch in the real estate industry could augur fresh strife for its banks. A slump in the residential property market is leaving many builders struggling to repay loans to shadow lenders - housing finance firms outside the regular banking sector that account for over half of the loans to developers. With about $10 billion of development loans coming up for repayment in the first half of 2020, according to Fitch Rating's Indian division, the fallout could spread to mainstream banks that have lent money to the shadow lenders or invested in their bonds.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:30:00 -0400
  • Florida police: No active mall shooter, 1 injured

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    Police say a person with a possible gunshot wound has been located but there's no active shooter at a Boca Raton mall that had been placed on a lockdown after reports of shots fired. Boca Raton police tweeted that the person was taken to a medical center as SWAT teams continued a systematic search of the upscale Town Center mall Sunday afternoon.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:21:01 -0400
  • Singing and dancing, Haitians flock to streets in anti-government protest

    PORT-AU-PRINCE, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Thousands of Haitians packed the streets in Port-Au-Prince on Sunday to call for President Jovenel Moise's resignation, singing and dancing in a carnival-like protest led by artists after weeks of intensifying anti-government demonstrations. Opposition leaders and their supporters in the nation of 11 million people, the poorest in the Americas, have called for Moise to step down as anger grows over fuel and food shortages, a steep currency devaluation and corruption allegations. Moise, who has denied wrongdoing, has taken few public steps to address the grievances, adding to anger at the government.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 19:16:43 -0400
  • Orban's party suffers major losses in Hungary's local votes

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    Prime Minister Viktor Orban's dominant right-wing Fidesz party suffered large losses in Sunday's local elections in Hungary. Opposition candidates won the mayoral race in Budapest, the capital, and were also projected to win in 10 of the country's 23 largest cities. Fidesz, which had won every major election since 2010, kept up its dominance in smaller cities and towns and, especially, in rural areas.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:33:27 -0400
  • Poland's ruling party declares victory in divided nation

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    Poland's conservative governing Law and Justice party won the most votes in Sunday's election in the deeply divided nation and appeared, according to an exit poll, to have secured a comfortable majority in parliament to govern for four more years. The exit poll, conducted by the research firm Ipsos, projected that Law and Justice won 43.6% of the votes. The poll said a centrist pro-European Union umbrella group, Civic Coalition, would come in second with 27.4%.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:10:22 -0400
  • As options narrow on Syria, Trump prepares to drop sanctions hammer on Turkey

    President Donald Trump's administration is set to impose economic sanctions on Ankara, potentially as early as this week, for its incursion into northern Syria, one of the few levers the United States still has over NATO-ally Turkey. Using the U.S. military to stop the Turkish offensive on U.S.-allied Kurdish fighters was never an option, defense officials have said, and Trump asked the Pentagon on Sunday to begin a "deliberate" withdrawal of all U.S. troops from northern Syria.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:09:01 -0400
  • TIMELINE-Key dates in Catalonia's independence bid

    Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its verdict for 12 Catalan separatist leaders tried for their role in a 2017 independence bid. Below is a timeline of the key events since the separatist leaders held an independence referendum in Catalonia that had been banned by courts. Oct. 1, 2017 - About 2.3 million people turned out for the referendum - around 43% of eligible voters - with 90% voting to break away from Spain, according to the Catalan government, as many opposed to independence boycotted the ballot.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:01:00 -0400
  • Spain readies for landmark ruling on Catalan independence trial

    Spain's Supreme Court is expected to announce on Monday its highly-anticipated verdict in the trial of 12 Catalan separatist leaders over their role in the region's 2017 banned referendum and short-lived independence declaration. Much is at stake, both for Spain and for its wealthiest region in this trial over a failed independence bid that attracted worldwide attention, triggered Spain's biggest political crisis in decades and unnerved financial markets. It is still unclear how much support such protests may get and whether the promise of peaceful demonstrations holds.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 18:00:01 -0400
  • In or out? Court case on job bias casts pall on LGBT fests

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    National Coming Out Day festivities were tempered this year by anxiety that some LGBT folk may have to go back into the closet so they can make a living, depending on what the Supreme Court decides about workplace discrimination law. "I want all members of our community to feel supported by the government, and often for a lot of us and a lot of friends of mine, it's the first time that they feel represented," said Jessica Goldberg, a bisexual senior at the University of Colorado Denver.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:40:44 -0400
  • No one hurt in Canadian acrobatic jet crash at US air show

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    HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) — The Royal Canadian Air Force says one of its pilots is safe after he had to eject from his plane just before an aerobatics show in the United States. The Canadian Forces Snowbirds said Capt. Kevin Domon-Grenier's jet crashed into an unpopulated area Sunday near Hampton, Georgia, and no one on the ground was injured.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:36:32 -0400
  • Wedding attack suspect is stepson of recently slain minister

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    The man charged with wounding a clergyman and a bride during a wedding at a New Hampshire church is the stepson of a minister from the same church who was killed earlier this month, a state prosecutor said Sunday. Dale Holloway, 37, is the stepson of 60-year-old Luis Garcia who was shot to death Oct. 1 in Londonderry, Senior Assistant Attorney General Ben Agati said in an email Sunday.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:31:07 -0400
  • 2020 Dems critical of police shooting of woman in her home

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    Democratic presidential hopefuls took to Twitter on Saturday and Sunday to protest the death of Atatiana Koquice Jefferson, a black woman who was shot and killed by a police officer inside her own home early Saturday morning. Police arrived at the house after a neighbor called the non-emergency police number, noticing Jefferson’s doors were open and the lights were on, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported. Jefferson, who was playing video games with her nephew, heard a commotion and went to the window — where she was shot by a white police officer standing outside.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:28:34 -0400
  • Windsurfer unhurt, but spent a night in waters off Delaware

    A windsurfer spent a night stranded and floating in waters off Delaware after his sail broke and no one could hear his calls for help. The Daily Times of Salisbury reported Sunday the man was found uninjured Friday morning after drifting for hours from Dewey Beach to Bay City, where he reached shore. The Coast Guard, police and others had searched for him.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:26:23 -0400
  • The Latest: Church shooting suspect faces additional charges

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    Authorities have announced four additional charges, including attempted murder, against a man who's accused of shooting a clergyman and a bride during a wedding in New Hampshire. Authorities said Sunday that 37-year-old Dale Holloway now faces attempted murder for the Saturday shooting of 75-year-old church bishop Stanley Choate, second-degree assault for the shooting of the bride, Claire McMullen, and simple assault for injuring the groom, Mark Castiglione, in addition to a charge of being a felon in possession of a firearm. Authorities say Choate was shot in the chest, McMullen was shot in the arm and Castiglione suffered minor injuries when he was hit in the head by an object.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:09:37 -0400
  • Tunisia polls suggest conservative professor wins election

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    A conservative, Islamist-backed law professor looked set to assume Tunisia's presidency after polling agencies suggested he overwhelmingly won Sunday's runoff election in the country that unleashed the Arab Spring pro-democracy uprisings. Kais Saied's supporters exploded with joy, celebrating on the main boulevard of Tunis, and Saied thanked his supporters and announced plans to travel to neighboring Libya and Algeria and to champion the Palestinian cause. Official results of the topsy-turvy election — in which Saied's rival, Nabil Karoui, spent most of the campaign behind bars — weren't expected until Tuesday.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:04:06 -0400
  • PM Johnson to set out post-Brexit law and order drive in Queen's Speech

    Queen Elizabeth will on Monday announce several new pieces of legislation to reform Britain's justice system, in a ceremonial speech setting out Prime Minister Boris Johnson's post-Brexit plans. The so-called Queen's Speech is the highlight of a day of elaborate pageantry in Westminster and is used to detail all the bills the government wants to enact in the coming year.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 17:00:00 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro in "The Irishman", a 3-1/2 hour long mob drama the acclaimed director said he chose to do with his frequent collaborator to build on their past work together rather than replicate it. Set over several decades, "The Irishman" looks at a Pennsylvania organized crime family with Oscar winners De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the main roles.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:59:41 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro in "The Irishman", a 3-1/2 hour long mob drama the acclaimed director said he chose to do with his frequent collaborator to build on their past work together rather than replicate it. Set over several decades, "The Irishman" looks at a Pennsylvania organized crime family with Oscar winners De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the main roles.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:59:41 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs. A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. Upholding a preliminary injunction, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law was invalid under Supreme Court precedents because it had the purpose and effect of preventing some women from obtaining pre-viability abortions.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:59:41 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs. A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. Upholding a preliminary injunction, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law was invalid under Supreme Court precedents because it had the purpose and effect of preventing some women from obtaining pre-viability abortions.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:59:40 -0400
  • Reuters Entertainment News Summary

    Following is a summary of current entertainment news briefs. Martin Scorsese reunites with Robert De Niro in "The Irishman", a 3-1/2 hour long mob drama the acclaimed director said he chose to do with his frequent collaborator to build on their past work together rather than replicate it. Set over several decades, "The Irishman" looks at a Pennsylvania organized crime family with Oscar winners De Niro, Al Pacino and Joe Pesci in the main roles.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:56:26 -0400
  • Reuters Health News Summary

    Following is a summary of current health news briefs. A divided federal appeals court on Friday said Ohio cannot enforce a 2017 law banning abortions when medical tests show that a fetus has Down syndrome. Upholding a preliminary injunction, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati said the law was invalid under Supreme Court precedents because it had the purpose and effect of preventing some women from obtaining pre-viability abortions.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:56:25 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Hungary's opposition wins Budapest election, makes gains in other cities

    Hungary's opposition scored its biggest election victory in a decade on Sunday when liberal challenger Gergely Karacsony ousted ruling-party incumbent Istvan Tarlos as mayor of Budapest and opposition parties made gains in other major cities as well. The result will not affect Prime Minister Viktor Orban's grip on national power as his Cabinet is buoyed by a strong economy, fierce anti-immigration rhetoric and hefty wage rises.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:46:14 -0400
  • UPDATE 2-Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

    Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell anti-austerity unrest. Parts of the highland city of nearly 3 million people resembled a war zone, with armored military vehicles patrolling some streets and sounds resembling explosions and shots ringing out. An initial round of dialogue between the government and protest leaders began on Sunday after being delayed by three hours because of "operational difficulties," said the United Nations in Ecuador, one of the mediators.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:41:11 -0400
  • One person wounded in shooting at Miami-area shopping mall

    Midday reports of gunshots at the Town Center Mall in Boca Raton, a South Florida suburb about 45 miles (72 km) north of Miami, triggered a heavy police response as Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) teams swiftly moved into the shopping center. Within about an hour, the Boca Raton police department issued an update on Twitter saying, "there is no active shooter at this time at Town Center Mall," but police added a short time later that "one person with (a) gunshot wound" had been taken to a nearby hospital.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:18:33 -0400
  • Family ends search for missing CEO after a body is found

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    The family of a missing Utah tech executive has called off a search for her after police reported that a body was found inside a parked car in the San Francisco Bay Area. Police in San Jose said the body was discovered Saturday in an area where Erin Valenti's family had been searching. "While we were praying for a different outcome, we are so appreciative for the help and support you have given," according to a Facebook post by the group Help Find Erin Valenti.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 16:13:57 -0400
  • NEWSMAKER-The former professor out to remake Tunisian politics

    A retired law professor with an awkward public manner, little money, no political party and a commitment to an experimental form of direct democracy looks set to be Tunisia's new president. Two exit polls projected that Kais Saied handily won Sunday's runoff election against media magnate Nabil Karoui, though no formal results have been announced. Saied won the support of both Islamists and leftists, though his radical but socially conservative politics do not neatly chime with either group.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:47:51 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Syrian army to deploy along Turkish border in deal with Kurdish-led forces

    BEIRUT/AMMAN, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian army will deploy along the length of the border with Turkey in an agreement with the Kurdish-led administration in northern Syria to help repel a Turkish offensive, the Kurdish-led administration said on Sunday. The army deployment would support the Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces in countering "this aggression and liberating the areas that the Turkish army and mercenaries had entered", it said, in reference to Turkey-backed Syrian rebels. It would also allow for the liberation of other Syrian cities occupied by the Turkish army such as Afrin, the statement said.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:45:22 -0400
  • UPDATE 1-Fourteen killed after Turkish strike in Ras al Ain

    BEIRUT/PARIS, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said a Turkish air strike on a convoy in the Syrian town of Ras al Ain killed 14 people including five civilians and wounded 10 on Sunday. Observatory Director Rami Abdulrahman said the strike had hit a gathering of civilians who had come to Ras al Ain from the city of Qamishli to show support as the town is targeted by Turkish forces attacking Kurdish-led forces in northern Syria. Several foreign journalists were with the convoy when it was struck, according to a reporter from French broadcaster France 2.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:41:54 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days -officials

    The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout amid Turkey's escalating offensive. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced earlier on Sunday that he was acting on orders from President Donald Trump to begin a deliberate withdrawal from northern Syria, where the United States has around 1,000 forces.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:37:53 -0400
  • Orville Wright bust stolen from North Carolina monument

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    The National Park Service says a copper bust of aviation pioneer Orville Wright has been stolen from the Wright Brothers National Memorial in the Outer Banks of North Carolina. The Park Service and local law enforcement officials are investigating the case and are asking the public for any information. Anyone with information is asked to contact authorities in Dare County or the Park Service's Investigative Services Branch at 888-653-0009.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:24:33 -0400
  • EXCLUSIVE-U.S. could pull bulk of troops from Syria in matter of days -officials

    The United States is considering plans to withdraw the bulk of American troops from northern Syria in the coming days, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Sunday, in what would be a faster-than-expected timeline for the U.S. pullout amid Turkey's escalating offensive. U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced earlier on Sunday that he was acting on orders from President Donald Trump to begin a deliberate withdrawal from northern Syria, where the United States has around 1,000 forces.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:14:53 -0400
  • British celebrity baker urges girls to speak out if sexually abused

    O ne of Britain's best-known celebrity chefs, Nadiya Hussain, on Sunday spoke of the mental health issues she had struggled with since being sexually abused as a young girl and urged others girls facing the same ordeal to speak out. Hussain, who shot to fame after winning top-rating TV show "The Great British Bake Off" in 2015, said she was assaulted when she was five years old but she didn't understand what had happened until a school biology class years later. If I did not talk about it, I would be part of the problem and not the solution," Hussain told Tan France of Netflix's Queer Eye TV show at the Cheltenham Literature Festival.

    Sun, 13 Oct 2019 15:14:44 -0400
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