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Trump and Republican lawmakers stoke migrant caravan conspiracy theories
Iowa Rep. Steve King and other Republicans have put a caravan of Central American migrants in the spotlight ahead of the midterm elections, and some are fueling conspiracy theories about who is backing the migrants.
New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation
Long Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with
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Fallout over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi captured
Daily Digit: Many Americans believe elections are unfair
Nearly 40% of Americans think elections are unfair. Race, gender, and political identity contributed to how people feel about elections. Nonwhite voters, women, and Democrats have the most doubts about the electoral process.
Nikki Haley Jokes She's Not An 'Indian Woman' In Swipe At Elizabeth Warren
Nikki Haley, the outgoing U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, drew laughter
Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing Date
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in court in a wheelchair
Best Bites: Roasted brussel sprouts with parmesan sauce
Welcome to Best Bites, a twice-weekly video series that aims to satisfy your
Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victims
Students wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the “Russian Columbine,” the worst massacre of its kind in the region’s history.
Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race
The race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp.
Is the GOP facing a 'thumping' or 'shellacking' — or can it pull off an escape?
In just over a week, the Democrats chances of winning the House in the midterm elections have increased dramatically. What's behind the shift?
9-Year-Old Falsely Accused Of Groping White Woman Says He 'Felt Humiliated'
Jeremiah Harvey, the 9-year-old boy accused of groping a woman at a Brooklyn
Khashoggi criticizes Saudi prince in newly released interview
Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi criticized Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's "authoritarian rule" shortly before his death, in an interview published following confirmation he died at the kingdom's Istanbul consulate. Speaking off the record to a Newsweek journalist working on a story about the Saudi leadership, he insisted he did not view himself as "an opposition" -- he just wanted "a better Saudi Arabia". "I'm not calling for the overthrow of the regime, because I know it's not possible and is too risky, and there is no one to overthrow the regime," Khashoggi said.
What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6
Jordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.
Afghanistan delays vote in strategic Kandahar after killing of commander
Saturday's parliamentary election in Kandahar will be delayed by a week after the assassination of one of the country's most powerful security chiefs.
South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Biting Off Former Girlfriend's Lip
A South Carolina man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for biting off
'At least 50' dead as train ploughs through festival crowd in India
At least 50 people were killed on Friday after a train ploughed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country's crumbling rail network. A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at speed. "There are more than 50 dead. The priority now is to take the injured to the hospital," Amritsar city police commissioner SS Srivastava told reporters. More than 60 people who were injured were being given emergency treatment at various hospitals across the city, he added. An AFP photographer at the scene said some victims had lost limbs in the accident while others suffered head wounds. A crowd gathers at the site of the train accident Credit: Prabhjot Gill/AP "There was a lot of noise as firecrackers were being let off and it appears they (victims) were unable to hear the approaching train," a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity. An eyewitness told a local TV channel there was "utter commotion" when the crowds noticed the train "coming very fast" towards them. "Everyone was running helter-skelter and suddenly the train crashed into the crowds of people," he said. Indian relatives and revellers gather around the bodies of the victims of a train accident during the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar Credit: NARINDER NANU/AFP Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered an investigation into the deadly accident and announced a monetary compensation of 500,000 rupees ($6800) each to the family of the victims. "We have reports that some 50-60 people have died. We have asked all hospitals to remain open through the night so that the injured can be treated," Singh told reporters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely saddened by the "heart-wrenching tragedy" and asked officials to provide immediate assistance to the injured. Some relatives of the deceased blamed the authorities for allowing a "big function" to be held next to the railway track. An eyewitness said people were taking pictures on their mobile phones and "they were not given any warning that they should not stand on the tracks." India's railway network is the world's fourth largest and remains the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents often occur. The country is home to hundreds of railway crossings that are unmanned and particularly accident prone, with people often ignoring oncoming train warnings.
USC agrees to pay $215M to settle doctor sex abuse claims
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The University of Southern California said Friday that it would pay $215 million to settle claims of sexual abuse and harassment by a school gynecologist, but lawyers for hundreds of the accusers say it's not enough money and the university has yet to fully disclose what it knew about the doctor's behavior.
Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously Awry
Sen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live
Adelsons Add $25 Million to Their Midterm Campaign Spending
The Las Vegas Sands Corp. chief executive officer and his wife were among the big-dollar donors who lavished tens of millions on political committees during September ahead of the first national elections of Donald Trump’s presidency. The couple’s latest contribution was to the Senate Leadership Fund, a super political action committee affiliated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Federal Election Commission filings show.
Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery
In total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.