Day: October 5, 2017

Questions arise on China’s plans as N. Korea war talk rises

BEIJING (AP) — Securing North Korea's missile launchers and nuclear, chemical and biological weapons sites would likely be a chief priority for China in the event of a major crisis involving its communist neighbor, analysts say, althou…

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Father arrested after Japan fire kills 6, including children

TOKYO (AP) — An apartment fire in Japan killed six people believed to be the wife and children of a 32-year-old man who turned himself in to police early Friday and was arrested on suspicion of murder….

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US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood processed by North Korean laborers who work in China….

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Hurricane mauled PR’s renowned Monkey Island research center

CAYO SANTIAGO, Puerto Rico (AP) — As thousands of troops and government workers struggle to restore normal life to Puerto Rico, a small group of scientists is racing to save more than 1,000 monkeys whose brains may contain clues to some of the …

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US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood – as well as any other goods – produced by North Korean laborers who work in China….

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US Customs vows to block imports made by North Korea workers

U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it is ready to block U.S. imports of seafood – as well as any other goods – produced by North Korean laborers who work in China….

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UN ending 13-year military peacekeeping mission in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — A U.N. peacekeeping mission in Haiti that has helped maintain order through 13 years of political turmoil and catastrophe is coming to an end as the last of the blue-helmeted soldiers from around the world leave des…

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Russian spymaster denies meddling in US election

MOSCOW (AP) — The head of Russia's top domestic security agency is rejecting allegations of interference in the U.S. election….

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‘Too good for this world’: Las Vegas victims mourned

Some died with loved ones, some with friends. Others were with "framily" – friends they considered family – when they were shot and killed….

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UK police: We’d quiz ex-PM Heath on sex claims were he alive

LONDON (AP) — Detectives would have questioned former British Prime Minister Edward Heath over child abuse allegations if he were still alive, police said Thursday….

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IS suspected in Niger attack that killed 3 US forces

WASHINGTON (AP) — Islamic State-linked militants may have been responsible for the ambush in southwestern Niger that killed three U.S. Army special operations commandos and several local Niger forces, U.S. officials said Thursday….

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Putin and Saudi king turn the page on decades of tensions

MOSCOW (AP) — In a major break with decades of rivalry, Russia and Saudi Arabia on Friday struck a slew of deals, including contracts for Russian weapons as part of a groundbreaking first visit by a Saudi monarch….

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Foundation for Moral Law Urges Eleventh Circuit to Protect Pensacola Cross

Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, info@morallaw.org MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Yesterday, the Foundation for Moral Law filed an amicus brief in the case of Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola, which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In that case, a group of atheists and humanists sued the City of Pensacola after being offended at the presence of a cross in Bayview Park. The plaintiffs were repres Source: Foundation for Moral Law

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Foundation for Moral Law Urges Eleventh Circuit to Protect Pensacola Cross

Contact: John Eidsmoe, Foundation for Moral Law, 334-262-1245, info@morallaw.org MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 5, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ — Yesterday, the Foundation for Moral Law filed an amicus brief in the case of Kondrat’yev v. City of Pensacola, which is pending before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit. In that case, a group of atheists and humanists sued the City of Pensacola after being offended at the presence of a cross in Bayview Park. The plaintiffs were repres Source: Foundation for Moral Law

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US: Myanmar crackdown could draw international terrorists

WASHINGTON (AP) — Myanmar's military crackdown that has caused a half-million Rohingya Muslims to flee to Bangladesh could destabilize the region and invite international terrorists, the State Department said Thursday….

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AP PHOTOS: Memorable Nobel Peace Prize winners of the past

LONDON (AP) — The Nobel Peace Prize is one of the most prestigious honors on the planet, but it's provoked plenty of debate over the years….

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Italian effort to stop migrants fuels bloody battle in Libya

CAIRO (AP) — It began when a Libyan militia paid by Italy to stop migrants heading to Europe intercepted a group of human traffickers offshore. That confrontation has spiraled into a weeks-long battle among rival militias for control of a Libya…

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Germany to investigate provenance of 1,000 African skulls

BERLIN (AP) — A German cultural institution has started investigating the provenance of about 1,000 human skulls from the country's former African colonies that ended up in the collection of a Berlin hospital, officials said Thursday….

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Spike in airborne radioactivity detected in Europe

BERLIN (AP) — German officials say that a spike in radioactivity has been detected in the air in Western and Central Europe but there's no threat to human health….

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British novelist Ishiguro wins Nobel Literature Prize

NEW YORK (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist who in "The Remains of the Day," ''Never Let Me Go" and other novels captured memory's lasting pain and dangerous illusions…

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Ishiguro wins Nobel for ‘uncovering the abyss’

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Kazuo Ishiguro, the Japanese-born British novelist best known for "The Remains of the Day," has won the Nobel Literature Prize….

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The Latest: Nagasaki mayor lauds literature laureate

STOCKHOLM (AP) — The Latest on the awarding of the Nobel Prize for Literature (all times local):…

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Archaeologists may have discovered St. Nick’s bones

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkish archaeologists believe they may have discovered the remains of St. Nicholas – from whom the legend of Santa Claus emerged – beneath a church at his birthplace in southern Turkey, an official said Thursday….

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Report: US Consulate employee arrested in Istanbul

ANKARA, Turkey (AP) — Turkey's state-run news agency says Turkish authorities have arrested a U.S. Consulate employee in Istanbul over his alleged links to a movement led by U.S.-based cleric Fethullah Gulen….

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Chemical weapons watchdog: Sarin traces in Syria attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — The global chemical weapons watchdog says it has found traces of sarin following an attack in northern Syria in late March, days before a deadly strike using the same nerve agent in another Syrian town….

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Leaders of Iraq, France meet on fight against Islamic State

PARIS (AP) — Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is meeting with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris for talks on the international fight against Islamic State group extremists and rebuilding Iraq's economy….

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Vegas shooter’s gambling draws new attention to video poker

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities trying to piece together the final days before Stephen Paddock unleashed his arsenal of powerful firearms on country music fans on the Las Vegas Strip have at least one potential trove of information: his gambling h…

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Threats to Supreme Court test Israel’s democracy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court, widely seen as a guardian of the country's founding democratic principles, is facing fierce pressure from political hard-liners who are challenging what they see as the court's…

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Threats to Supreme Court test Israel’s democracy

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Supreme Court, widely seen as a guardian of the country's founding democratic principles, is facing fierce pressure from political hard-liners who are challenging what they see as the court's…

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Is a new eclectic Nobel Literature winner on tap? Stay tuned

STOCKHOLM (AP) — After two consecutive years of unconventional choices for the Nobel Literature Prize, observers are wondering if the Swedish Academy's adventurous streak will continue….

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