Day: October 3, 2017

US travel warning troubles Cuba’s small-business operators

HAVANA (AP) — A U.S. State Department travel warning for Cuba following mysterious attacks that harmed nearly two dozen American diplomats has come like a bucket of cold water for the aspirations of thousands of private entrepreneurs on the isl…

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With traffic lights out, Puerto Ricans cope with road snarls

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — As three lanes of traffic sped toward him, Officer Ulises Villanueva held up the palms of both hands and blew a whistle, bringing the cars to a stop beneath a string of twisted, darkened traffic lights….

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Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades astronomers tried to prove Albert Einstein right by doing what Einstein thought was impossible: detecting the faint ripples in the universe called gravitational waves. They failed repeatedly until two years ago whe…

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Republicans say Trump denied deal with Dems on Dreamers

WASHINGTON (AP) — GOP lawmakers who dined with Donald Trump at the White House said Tuesday the president denied making a deal with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer to protect immigrants brought here i…

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Evidence sought amid crushed plastic cups at shooting scene

LAS VEGAS (AP) — FBI teams taking in the scene of the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history Tuesday walked among upturned lawn chairs, an abandoned baby stroller and countless crushed plastic cups littering an abandoned field and stage…

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Australian Abuse Report Deeply Flawed

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ –The following analysis is the work of Catholic League president Bill Donohue and Catholic League director of communications Rick Hinshaw; Donohue has a Ph.D. in sociology and Hinshaw has an M.A. in political science:

On October 6, Cardinal George Pell will appear in a Melbourne court on trumped up sexual abuse charges. The media will no doubt turn Source: Catholic League

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Australian Abuse Report Deeply Flawed

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ –The following analysis is the work of Catholic League president Bill Donohue and Catholic League director of communications Rick Hinshaw; Donohue has a Ph.D. in sociology and Hinshaw has an M.A. in political science:

On October 6, Cardinal George Pell will appear in a Melbourne court on trumped up sexual abuse charges. The media will no doubt turn Source: Catholic League

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Acts of heroism emerge in chaos of Las Vegas shooting

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Rob Ledbetter's battlefield instincts kicked in quickly as bullets rained overhead….

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UK stars Steve Coogan, Sienna Miller get damages from Mirror

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Vegas gunman had device that lets guns fire like automatic

LAS VEGAS (AP) — The man who unleashed hundreds of rounds of gunfire on a crowd of concertgoers in Las Vegas had two accessories that could have allowed his semi-automatic rifles to fire rapidly and continuously, as if they were fully automatic…

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UN: More should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year….

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US yachtsman Cayard witness to prevalence of plastic in seas

MILAN (AP) — A life on the seas, including two circumnavigations of the globe, has given U.S. yachtsman Paul Cayard a first-hand view of the increase of plastic waste in the world's oceans….

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Pastor Lively Requests Removal of Judge’s Language

Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit
  
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Liberty Counsel filed its opening brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to defend Pastor Scott Lively’s name and strike federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor’s unnecessary and prejudicial language from the case brought against Lively by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
Since the district court lacked jurisdiction to decide SMUG’s Source: Liberty Counsel

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Pastor Lively Requests Removal of Judge’s Language

Contact: Liberty Counsel, 407-875-1776, Media@LC.org; Press Kit
  
BOSTON, Mass., Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Liberty Counsel filed its opening brief today in the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit to defend Pastor Scott Lively’s name and strike federal Judge Michael A. Ponsor’s unnecessary and prejudicial language from the case brought against Lively by Sexual Minorities Uganda (SMUG).
Since the district court lacked jurisdiction to decide SMUG’s Source: Liberty Counsel

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Spoils of Brexit: EU cities race to get EU agencies from UK

BRUSSELS (AP) — It's a prestigious side effect of Brexit: Two institutions hosted by Britain have to move out when it leaves the European Union and just about every other nation in the bloc wants them….

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Knights of Columbus and Religious Leaders Urge Embrace of Rev. Martin Luther King’s Principles of Non-Violence

Call comes at MLK Memorial the morning after mass shooting in Las VegasContact: Joseph Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.orgWASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Just hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a group of Christian leaders called on religious leaders of all denominations to sign a letter endorsing the non-violent approach advocated by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leaders from the Knights of Columbus, the Seymour Institute, the Source: Knights of Columbus

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Knights of Columbus and Religious Leaders Urge Embrace of Rev. Martin Luther King’s Principles of Non-Violence

Call comes at MLK Memorial the morning after mass shooting in Las VegasContact: Joseph Cullen, Knights of Columbus, 203-800-4923, joseph.cullen@kofc.orgWASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Just hours after the mass shooting in Las Vegas, a group of Christian leaders called on religious leaders of all denominations to sign a letter endorsing the non-violent approach advocated by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Leaders from the Knights of Columbus, the Seymour Institute, the Source: Knights of Columbus

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UN says more should have been done to fight cholera in Yemen

GENEVA (AP) — The World Health Organization's emergencies chief says the agency could have acted faster and sent more vaccines to fight a massive, deadly surge of cholera cases in war-battered Yemen this year….

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Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Three U.S.-based scientists won the Nobel Physics Prize on Tuesday for detecting faint ripples flying through the universe – the gravitational waves predicted a century ago by Albert Einstein that provide a new understanding of…

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Serbia supports Ratko Mladic’s release on health grounds

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia said Tuesday that former Bosnian Serb military commander Ratko Mladic, who is being tried for genocide at a U.N. tribunal, should be released provisionally from detention in The Hague, Netherlands, on health groun…

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Court OKs extradition of Russian hacker Levashov to US

MOSCOW (AP) — Spain's National Court has decided to extradite a suspected Russian hacker to the United States….

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Kurdish leader Talabani, onetime hope for Iraqi unity, dies

IRBIL, Iraq (AP) — As he stepped into office in 2005 to become Iraq's first Kurdish president, Jalal Talabani told his followers, "I am casting off my Kurdish clothes and wearing Iraqi ones instead. You must accept that.&q…

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The Latest: Hamas, Fatah sign reconciliation deal in Cairo

CAIRO (AP) — The Latest on the reconciliation deal reached by rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah in Cairo-hosted negotiations (all times local):…

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Rome with a view: Colosseum opens its top levels to public

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Witness at Malaysia trial says 4 more suspects in Kim murder

SHAH ALAM, Malaysia (AP) — A Malaysian police officer testified Thursday that the two women on trial for the murder of the estranged half brother of North Korea's leader were seen on airport security videos with two men believed to hav…

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The Latest: Nobel winner says prize ‘a win for human race’

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the Nobel Physics Prize (all times local):…

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Merkel grateful as Germany celebrates unification

BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has voiced her gratitude at what the country has achieved since its reunification 27 years ago, and says its experience should give it the "strength" to deal with problems that may…

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Iran foreign minister visits Qatar amid diplomatic standoff

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday met with Qatar's ruling emir as a quartet of Arab states continues its boycott of the energy-rich nation, in part over relations that Doha maintains with Te…

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The Latest: UK treasury chief withdraws inflammatory comment

BRUSSELS (AP) — The Latest on the Brexit talks between the European Union and United Kingdom(all times local):…

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Hotel questions revised timeline of Las Vegas massacre

A day after authorities revised the timeline of events on the night of the Las Vegas mass shooting, the hotel where the gunman was staying is casting doubt on the changes….

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UK’s May fights for future after election woes, Brexit rift

MANCHESTER, England (AP) — Britain's governing Conservatives are holding their first conference since being re-elected in June, but they're not in a celebratory mood….

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Ecuador’s vice president jailed during bribery investigation

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas was jailed Monday after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling reg…

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France arrests 5 after explosives found in chic Paris area

PARIS (AP) — Five people remained in custody Tuesday after being detained by French authorities over an apparent failed bombing attempt in an apartment building in a chic Paris neighborhood….

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Bugs are in the food by design at Bangkok fine-dining bistro

BANGKOK (AP) — Ants and beetles in the kitchen? Normally that'd close down a restaurant immediately, but for a unique eatery in Bangkok, bugs in the beef ragu and pests in the pesto are the business plan….

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North Korea tension sidelines South’s Unification Ministry

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Every day, South Korea's Unification Ministry sends officials to the border village of Panmunjom to call North Korea at 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. For more than 18 months, the North hasn't picked up….

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Einstein proof: Nobel winners find ripples in the universe

WASHINGTON (AP) — For decades astronomers tried to prove Albert Einstein right by doing what Einstein thought was impossible: detecting the faint ripples in the universe called gravitational waves. They failed repeatedly until two years ago whe…

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