October 18th, 2017

World News

Judge in Hawaii blocks latest version of Trump’s travel ban

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

HONOLULU – A judge in Hawaii has blocked the latest version of the Trump administration travel ban just hours before it was set to take effect. U.S. District Judge Derrick Watson on Tuesday granted Hawaii’s request to temporarily block the federal government from enforcing the policy. It was supposed to take effect at midnight EDT ... Read More »

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Newspaper lands easy scoop: Corvette crashes into its office

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

PLEASANTVILLE, N.J. – A New Jersey newspaper has scored an easy scoop. A Corvette crashed into the newsroom of the Press of Atlantic City newspaper in Pleasantville. The newspaper reports the car’s driver fell asleep Tuesday before driving through an intersection, jumping a curb, travelling about 75 feet (23 metres) and then slamming into the ... Read More »

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Sweet Surrender: Detroit-area man arrested with doughnuts

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

REDFORD TOWNSHIP, Mich. – A 21-year-old man wanted for probation violations surrendered at a suburban Detroit police station – with a dozen doughnuts for officers. The sweet gesture didn’t help Michael Zaydel. He still was sentenced to 39 days in jail Tuesday, a day after walking into the Redford Township police department. Sgt. Duane Gregg ... Read More »

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Roman Polanski in Poland for documentary on his early life

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

WARSAW, Poland – A Polish film company said Tuesday that Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski has travelled to Poland to appear in a documentary about his early life during the Holocaust and after the war in Poland. The KRK Film company said that Polanski was in Krakow to see the site of the former ghetto where ... Read More »

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Official: Serial killer suspect’s call to cops led to arrest

By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. – A suspected serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth, according to a law enforcement official. Ryan Sharpe, 36, wasn’t a suspect in the shootings until he called the ... Read More »

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White House says Fed search down to 5 finalists

By Martin Crutsinger, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

WASHINGTON – A White House official says President Donald Trump has narrowed his search for the next Federal Reserve chairman to five final candidates. A decision is expected before the president begins a trip to Asia on Nov. 3. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal White House deliberations, says the ... Read More »

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Taliban launch wave of attacks in Afghanistan, kill 74

By Amir Shah, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

KABUL – The Taliban unleashed a wave of attacks across Afghanistan on Tuesday, targeting police compounds and government facilities with suicide bombers in the country’s south, east and west, and killing at least 74 people, officials said. Among those killed in one of the attacks was a provincial police chief. Scores were also wounded, both ... Read More »

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Vegas guard shot by Paddock vanishes before TV interviews

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

LAS VEGAS – A union official representing the Las Vegas hotel security guard shot by Stephen Paddock before he rained gunfire on a music festival says the guard disappeared last week before he was scheduled for TV interviews. Security, Police, and Fire Professionals of America leader David Hickey said Tuesday he last heard about Jesus ... Read More »

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Appeals court tosses $72 million award in talcum powder case

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

ST. LOUIS – A Missouri appeals court has thrown out a $72 million award to a woman who claimed talcum powder made by Johnson & Johnson contributed to her ovarian cancer. The Missouri Eastern District court ruled Tuesday that Missouri was not the proper jurisdiction for a lawsuit filed by 62-year-old Jacqueline Fox, of Birmingham, ... Read More »

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Official: Call led to arrest of serial killer

By Michael Kunzelman, The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

BATON ROUGE, La. – A law enforcement official says a serial killer was arrested in Louisiana last week after he called a sheriff’s office and claimed responsibility for a string of shootings that killed three men and wounded a fourth. The official, who spoke only on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, told ... Read More »

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12 Turkish police officers wounded in bombing

By The Associated Press on October 17th, 2017

ANKARA, Turkey – A bomb exploded as a bus carrying police was passing by in a southern Turkish city on Tuesday, wounding a dozen officers, officials said. The blast occurred on a main road in the Mediterranean coastal city of Mersin, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported. Mersin chief prosecutor told Anadolu that at least 12 ... Read More »

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