The Latest: Kaine makes fun of Trump's campaign style
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:53:16 -0400
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential race (all times EDT):
SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:51:24 -0400
BOSTON (AP) — Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck.
Trump attorneys seek to bar his campaign comments at trial
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:47:50 -0400
SAN DIEGO (AP) — Donald Trump's attorneys have asked a federal judge to exclude any statements made by or about the Republican nominee during the presidential campaign from his upcoming civil trial over the now-defunct Trump University, according to court records.
Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for star rookie
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:47:31 -0400
CLEVELAND (AP) — Ryan Merritt may soon be up to his neck in blenders, oven mitts and muffin tins.
Cameroon says at least 53 dead after crowded train derails
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:45:24 -0400
ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people have died after a train overloaded with passengers derailed along the route that links the country's two major cities.
Church bells peal in town retaken by Iraqi troops from Islamic State
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:42:45 -0400
By Stephen Kalin BARTELLA, Iraq (Reuters) - The din of bullets, mortars and bombs in the northern Iraqi town of Bartella was replaced momentarily on Friday by a sound not heard there for more than two years: the peal of church bells. A cautious calm returned to this historic Christian area following its recapture from Islamic State a day earlier as Iraqi forces push west towards Mosul, the jihadists' last major stronghold in the country. Bartella, once home to thousands of Assyrian Christians, emptied in August 2014 when Islamic State seized control as part of a lightning blitz across large swathes of Iraq and neighboring Syria.
As son was dying in hot car, Georgia man sent teen sex texts
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:42:19 -0400
BRUNSWICK, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday.
BAT offers to buy U.S. tobacco firm Reynolds in $47 billion deal
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:41:42 -0400
By Martinne Geller, Paul Sandle and Pamela Barbaglia LONDON (Reuters) - British American Tobacco has offered to buy out U.S. cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc in a $47 billion takeover that would create the world's biggest listed tobacco company with brands including Newport, Lucky Strike and Pall Mall. The cash-and-stock deal would mark the return of BAT to the lucrative and highly regulated U.S. market after a 12-year absence, making it the only tobacco giant with a leading presence in American and international markets. BAT shares closed down almost 2.9 percent, while Reynolds was up almost 7 percent in afternoon trading in New York.
Opposition cries dictatorship after Venezuela blocks recall
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:41:08 -0400
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — The Venezuelan opposition's campaign to oust President Nicolas Maduro has been thrown into disarray with elections officials' decision to suspend a recall drive against the socialist leader a week before it was to start.
Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people killed, 300 wounded in train derailment
Fri, 21 Oct 2016 15:40:11 -0400
ESEKA, Cameroon (AP) — Cameroon's transport minister says at least 53 people killed, 300 wounded in train derailment .