• Mother, brother of NYC bomb suspect held in Afghanistan - report

    The mother and a brother of New York City bombing suspect Ahmad Rahami have been detained in Afghanistan after trying to return to the United States and being taken off a flight, the suspect's father told ABC News. The father, Mohammad Rahami, said in an interview published on ABC's website

  • As Norway's Arctic draws visitors, more polar bears get shot

    By Gwladys Fouche ON BOARD THE POLARSYSSEL (Reuters) - More polar bears are being shot dead on Norway's remote Arctic islands, where dangerous encounters with humans are getting more frequent as visitors increase and global warming melts the sea ice on which the creatures roam. Halfway between

  • World leaders mourn Peres, praise him as a man of peace

    LONDON (AP) — Current and former world leaders mourned the passing of Israeli statesman Shimon Peres on Wednesday, praising him as visionary who committed his life to the elusive goal of lasting peace in the Middle East.

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  • House aides: Deal reached to keep US government running

    WASHINGTON (AP) — WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional leaders have broken a stalemate over money to address the Flint, Michigan, water crisis, top House aides said Wednesday, clearing the way for a spending bill needed to keep the government running until December. The spending measure also would provide

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  • The Latest: Obama says people don't give Clinton credit

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):

    Associated Press
  • India's top court allows Italian marine to stay in Italy

    NEW DELHI (AP) — India's Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that an Italian marine can stay in Italy while arbitration continues over the 2012 shooting deaths of two Indian fishermen in which he and another marine were implicated.

    Associated Press
  • Vermont man lost at sea was suspect in grandfather's killing

    BOSTON (AP) — A 22-year-old man rescued in the Atlantic after floating on a life raft for a week had been a suspect in the 2013 slaying of his grandfather, deepening the mystery surrounding his ordeal and the apparent death of his mother at sea.

    Associated Press
  • Drug lords killed, injured in Philippine jail

    A man accused by Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte of being the nation's top drug trafficker was injured and a gang member killed during jailhouse knife attacks on Wednesday, authorities said. Two other high-profile inmates were injured in the violence at Manila's notorious Bilibid National

    AFP News
  • Thai authorities bar Amnesty news conference on torture

    Thai authorities blocked an Amnesty International news conference on torture in the kingdom Wednesday, the watchdog said, the latest move to silence rights groups in the army-run country. Two foreign Amnesty International staff were scheduled to speak at the launch in Bangkok of a report detailing 74

    AFP News
  • Thais probe babies with microcephaly for Zika link

    Thai doctors are running tests to see whether Zika was the cause of microcephaly in two babies whose mothers are infected with the mosquito-borne virus, a health official said Wednesday. Two other infants with the condition were cleared of a link to the virus. If the remaining pair are found to be

    AFP News
  • Uber expands food delivery business into South Africa

    By Nqobile Dludla JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Uber Technologies starts its UberEats food-delivery service in South Africa on Thursday before expanding in the rest of the country and into the continent, it said on Wednesday. It will begin delivering meals in the northern suburbs of Johannesburg, South

  • Australian state loses power as strong storm lashes region

    SYDNEY (AP) — An entire Australian state lost power as a strong storm lashed the region Wednesday, causing traffic chaos, stranding people in elevators and prompting police to warn residents to stay inside.

    Associated Press
  • Cedar Rapids fends off flood damage with temporary barriers

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — An elaborate system of temporary floodwalls is so far protecting thousands of homes and businesses in Cedar Rapids from major flooding.

    Associated Press
  • Samsung Pay celebrates first birthday by adding coupons

    Samsung Pay is celebrating its first birthday by adding coupons to its mobile payment system reports Slash Gear. Marking its one-year anniversary since launching in the US market, the addition of coupon functionality is an important one for American consumers, with whom coupons are a popular option.

    AFP Relax
  • Deutsche Bank relief helps European markets regain footing

    European stock markets brushed aside a mixed performance in Asia earlier Wednesday to post solid gains amid some relief over the financial future of Germany's largest bank, Deutsche Bank. KEEPING SCORE: ...

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  • Orders for US durable goods slipped slightly in August

    U.S. factories saw slightly fewer orders for big-ticket manufactured goods in August, with a decline in aircraft orders accounting for the modest slip. Orders for durable goods were nearly flat in August, ...

    Associated Press
  • Clinton seeks campaign lift from Sanders, Michelle Obama

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Hillary Clinton sought Wednesday to build on her widely praised debate performance by making a direct appeal to younger voters whose enthusiasm drove Bernie Sanders' unlikely campaign.

    Associated Press
  • Cedar River in Iowa forecast to return to below flood stage

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Authorities say the Cedar River in Iowa is slowly receding from its crest in Cedar Rapids, and a new forecast says the water level will drop below flood stage sooner than expected.

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  • BlackBerry outsourcing smartphone design in strategic shift; shares up

    By Alastair Sharp TORONTO (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd will outsource the development and design of its flagship smartphone, an industry it helped pioneer, as it bets its future on software and services, the Canadian technology company said on Wednesday. The new helped send BlackBerry shares up 3 percent

  • Lightning storms knock out power to entire Australian state

    By James Regan and Tom Westbrook SYDNEY (Reuters) - Severe storms and thousands of lightning strikes knocked out power to the entire state of South Australia on Wednesday, authorities said, leading to port closures and commuter chaos. South Australia is the country's fifth most populous state,

  • Britain sets out reasons to bypass parliament over EU divorce papers

    By Michael Holden LONDON (Reuters) - The British government's legal reasons for stating that Prime Minister Theresa May has the power to begin divorce proceedings from the European Union without parliament's authority were made public for the first time on Wednesday. In its submission, the

  • Pakistan says India will 'disintegrate' when Kashmir is free

    ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's defense minister says its nuclear-armed rival India will "disintegrate" when Kashmir gains independence.

    Associated Press
  • Israel mourns as preparations begin for Peres' funeral

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel on Wednesday mourned the death of Shimon Peres, a former president and prime minister whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state, as the government began preparations for a funeral that is expected to bring together world leaders and dignitaries.

    Associated Press
  • MH17 was shot down by Russian-made missile fired from rebel-held area - prosecutors

    By Toby Sterling and Anthony Deutsch NIEUWEGEIN, Netherlands (Reuters) - A Malaysian airliner shot down in eastern Ukraine was hit by a Russian-made Buk missile launched from a village held by rebels fighting Ukrainian government forces, international prosecutors said on Wednesday. The findings challenge

  • Amnesty's Thailand torture allegations spark arrest threat

    BANGKOK (AP) — Thai authorities threatened to arrest Amnesty International speakers who were set to hold a news conference Wednesday to release a report detailing allegations of torture at the hands of the military and police, causing the rights group to cancel the event.

    Associated Press


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