• EU leaders seek tough unified message against Turkey's Syria offensive
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    EU leaders seek tough unified message against Turkey's Syria offensive

    European Union leaders will seek a common front against their NATO ally Turkey at a summit on Thursday and condemn Ankara's offensive in northern Syria, while considering further ways to pressure it to pull back. Days after EU governments, most of which belong to NATO, agreed to suspend new arms

  • Gunmen raid cafes in Libya capital to curb social freedoms
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    Gunmen raid cafes in Libya capital to curb social freedoms

    Gunmen raided two trendy seafront cafes in the Libyan capital Tripoli this month to banish unmarried couples and impose strict religious codes, witnesses said, in a move that has alarmed civil liberties defenders. The identity of the armed men has not been confirmed, but the episode appears to reflect

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    Iconic Las Vegas wedding chapel is no longer up for sale

    LAS VEGAS — The owner of a Las Vegas chapel where celebrity couples like Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner have gotten married is staying wedded to her business.Charlotte Richards told KVVU-TV on Wednesday that she is taking A Little White Wedding Chapel off the market.The iconic property had been listed for

  • The Latest: Chicago mayor says union lacks 'urgency'
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    The Latest: Chicago mayor says union lacks 'urgency'

    CHICAGO — The Latest on a teachers strike in Chicago Public Schools, the nation's third-largest school district (all times local):10:51 a.m.Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot says a teacher strike could be settled "today" if the Chicago Teachers Union would negotiate with a seriousness and "

  • Singer Gretchen Wilson forced to leave New Mexico hotel
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    Singer Gretchen Wilson forced to leave New Mexico hotel

    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Country singer Gretchen Wilson was removed from a New Mexico hotel after she performed at a weekend music festival.The Las Cruces Sun-News reported Wednesday that police were called to Hotel Encanto in Las Cruces around 3 a.m. Sunday after numerous noise complaints about Wilson'

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    Florida pastor facing sexual abuse charges released on bond

    WINTER PARK, Fla. — A pastor and popular Christian radio show host in Florida has been released on bond as he faces charges he raped a child from his church numerous times over five years.The Orlando Sentinel reports that Rev. Bryan Fulwider was released Wednesday night after posting a $700,000 bond.

  • The Latest: European Parliament 'ready' to vote on deal soon
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    The Latest: European Parliament 'ready' to vote on deal soon

    BRUSSELS — The Latest on Brexit (all times local):5:05 p.m.European Parliament President David Sassoli says the assembly can ratify the draft Brexit agreement by Oct. 31 if it is first endorsed by EU leaders and the U.K. parliament.After speaking with EU leaders at a summit in Brussels, Sassoli said

  • Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination
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    Dave Matthews reacts to getting Rock Hall nomination

    LOS ANGELES — Dave Matthews is having a hard time imagining his band being included on the same Rock & Roll Hall of Fame list as other musical icons such as Whitney Houston.The Dave Matthews Band frontman said their recent nomination for the Hall's 2020 class was unexpected and a "little bit

  • UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore
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    UK's Prince William, Kate tour Pakistani cultural hub Lahore

    LAHORE, Pakistan — Britain's Prince William and wife Kate toured Pakistan's eastern city of Lahore on Thursday, where they undertook an emotional visit to a cancer hospital previously visited by William's mother, the late Princess Diana.The Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research

  • Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed
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    Placido Domingo's European cultural award delayed

    MILAN — Placido Domingo will not receive a European cultural award this weekend in Vienna as previously announced.It was the first change in the opera legend's European schedule since numerous accusations of sexual harassment in the United States were reported by The Associated Press.Officials at

  • Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died
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    Powerful Democratic Congressman Elijah Cummings has died

    BALTIMORE — Maryland Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, a sharecropper's son who rose to become a civil rights champion and the chairman of one of the U.S. House committees leading an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, died Thursday of complications from longstanding health problems. He was 68.

  • GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September
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    GM strike pushed US factory output down 0.5% in September

    WASHINGTON — U.S. factory output slumped 0.5% in September, as a strike at General Motors caused a steep decline in auto production amid broader struggles for manufacturers.The Federal Reserve said Tuesday that manufacturing production has fallen 0.9% over the past 12 months, a reflection of the disruptions

  • UK, EU reach Brexit deal, with Parliament as next hurdle
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    UK, EU reach Brexit deal, with Parliament as next hurdle

    BRUSSELS — British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's career of disdain for the European Union was a thing of the past on Thursday as he and the bloc's leaders celebrated their tentative Brexit deal. He now faces an opponent closer to home: his own Parliament.With the ink barely dry on the proposal

  • Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo
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    Dragon Con co-founder fights charge based on artist's photo

    ATLANTA — With the filing of yet another criminal charge against a co-founder of Dragon Con, his attorney has renewed his call for a prosecutor to be barred from any matter involving his client.Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter last week secured an indictment against Ed Kramer on a charge

  • Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'
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    Jury to decide on death sentence for 'Boy Next Door Killer'

    LOS ANGELES — A Los Angeles jury has started deliberating whether a man prosecutors have dubbed "The Boy Next Door Killer" will get a sentence of death or life in prison for the killings of two women and the attempted murder of a third.Closing arguments ended Wednesday in the penalty phase

  • Review: 'Jojo Rabbit' seeks humour in the darkest of places
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    Review: 'Jojo Rabbit' seeks humour in the darkest of places

    "Oh good, another Hitler comedy! It's been too long," said no studio development executive, ever.But of course, absurd as the idea may seem, some attempts to wring humour from the horrors of Nazi Germany have stood the test of time: Charlie Chaplin's "The Great Dictator,"

  • Musicians Hall of Fame to honour group with New Jersey roots
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    Musicians Hall of Fame to honour group with New Jersey roots

    HACKENSACK, N.J. — Seven years after hitting the road to perform and share their stories of recording with some of the biggest names in pop music, a New Jersey-based group of former A-list session musicians is being recognized for its efforts.The Musicians Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville is giving

  • 'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies
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    'Tarzan' actor Ron Ely's wife killed; son shot by deputies

    SANTA BARBARA, Calif. — "Tarzan" actor Ron Ely's wife was stabbed to death in their California home by their 30-year-old son, who was then shot and killed by sheriff's deputies, authorities said Wednesday.Deputies summoned to the home by a 911 call found Valerie Lundeen Ely, 62, dead

  • Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat
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    Farrow books sells across Australia despite legal threat

    CANBERRA, Australia — Ronan Farrow's new book is being sold in Australia despite threats of defamation lawsuits that the Pulitzer-winning journalist believes led some Australian retailers to drop the bestseller."Catch and Kill" covers events leading to Farrow's New Yorker magazine expose

  • Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work
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    Library exhibit offers glimpse into Salinger's life and work

    NEW YORK — As he worked on early drafts of "The Catcher in the Rye," a novel which proved both scandalous and life-changing, J.D. Salinger considered adding his generation's idea of a trigger alert."I think there's going to be a lot of swearing and sexy stuff in this book,"

  • 'See you at the polls': Trump and Pelosi have it out
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    'See you at the polls': Trump and Pelosi have it out

    WASHINGTON — He said she's a "third-grade" politician. She said he's having a meltdown.And with that President Donald Trump and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi chalked up the latest explosive meeting that ended abruptly with a walkout at the White House.It's a familiar ritual, with Trump

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    Bestselling author to hold conference at Crystal Bridges

    BENTONVILLE, Ark. — A bestselling author and wellness expert is holding a symposium at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in northwest Arkansas.Author Deepak Chopra and Crystal Bridges founder Alice Walton announced Thursday that the Sages and Scientists 2019 Symposium will be held Nov. 14-17

  • Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after violent unrest
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    Catalan regional chief calls for independence vote after violent unrest

    Catalonia should hold a new vote on independence from Spain within two years, the head of the region's government said on Thursday in a fresh challenge to Madrid following days of unrest by pro-separatist protesters. Nearly 100 people were injured across the northeastern region on Wednesday in a

  • Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize
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    Swedish Academy defends choice for 2019 Nobel literature prize

    The Swedish Academy has defended its decision to award the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature to Austrian writer Peter Handke, saying he had made provocative comments but had not supported bloodshed. Handke's prize has attracted criticism, including from survivors of the 1995 Srebrenica massacre who

  • The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride
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    The North Korean history behind Kim Jong Un's mountain horse ride

    Whatever westerners thought about images of Kim Jong Un trekking through mountain snows astride a white stallion, the subliminal message sent to North Koreans was to instill confidence that they have a man of strength and destiny holding the reins of power. The Internet was flooded with online jokes