Trump Reacts To Franken

Donald Trump has weighed in on the allegations that Democrat Senator Al Franken groped a sleeping woman. But the president has remained silent on the claims Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore assault teenage girls.

  • Philippine watchdog fines Grab, Uber for rushed merger, drop in service quality
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    Philippine watchdog fines Grab, Uber for rushed merger, drop in service quality

    The Philippines' competition watchdog fined ride-hailing firms Grab and Uber Technologies on Wednesday, saying they consummated their merger too soon and that the quality of service dipped, becoming the second regulator in the region to penalize them. Uber [UBER.UL] sold its money-losing Southeast

  • Israel's top court weighs appeal by barred U.S. student
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    Israel's top court weighs appeal by barred U.S. student

    Israel's top court weighed an appeal on Wednesday by a U.S. student facing deportation under a law against foreign pro-Palestinian activists who call for boycotts of Israel. Lara Alqasem, 22, flew to Israel on Oct. 2 on a study visa but was refused entry by security officials who cited her role

  • Afghan election candidate among four killed in bomb attack
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    Afghan election candidate among four killed in bomb attack

    A bomb placed under a sofa killed four Afghans including an election candidate on Wednesday, officials said, as deadly violence escalates ahead of the October 20 parliamentary ballot. The Taliban quickly claimed responsibility for the attack, which takes the number of candidates killed so far during

  • Russia to launch first Soyuz rocket on Oct 24-26 following mishap: Ifax
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    Russia to launch first Soyuz rocket on Oct 24-26 following mishap: Ifax

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - The first launch of a Russian Soyuz rocket into orbit since a failed launch last week is planned for Oct. 24-26 and will carry a military satellite into space, Interfax news agency cited a source in the space industry as saying on Wednesday.

  • Groups To Sue Department Of Education For Information On Issue Of Arming Teachers
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    Groups To Sue Department Of Education For Information On Issue Of Arming Teachers

    A coalition of advocacy and teacher groups will sue the Department of

  • Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top
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    Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top

    Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8 years, Spain -- formerly in 4th

  • Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes: military
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    Palestinian rocket attack on Israeli city draws Gaza air strikes: military

    A rocket fired by Palestinian militants hit a house in the largest city in southern Israel on Wednesday, Israel's military said, prompting Israeli air strikes that medics said killed at least one person in the Gaza Strip. The attacks came as Egyptian mediators try to negotiate a long-term ceasefire

  • Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use
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    Canada legalizes marijuana for recreational use

    Nearly a century of marijuana prohibition came to an end Wednesday as Canada became the first major Western nation to legalize and regulate its sale and recreational use. The change was praised by pot enthusiasts and investors in a budding industry that has seen pot stocks soar on the Toronto and New

  • ASML's bullish outlook pulls computer chip stocks higher
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    ASML's bullish outlook pulls computer chip stocks higher

    ASML, one of the largest suppliers to Samsung, Intel and TSMC, said demand from both memory and logic computer chip makers remains strong and it expects a record 2018 followed by further growth in 2019. The shares rose 6.7 percent to 165.30 euros, doubling their year to date gains and erasing much of

  • More than a thousand remain missing a week after Hurricane Michael
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    More than a thousand remain missing a week after Hurricane Michael

    More than a thousand people were still missing on Wednesday a week after Hurricane Michael flattened communities across the Florida Panhandle, killing at least 27. Teams made up of hundreds of volunteers with the Houston-based CrowdSource Rescue organization were searching for more than 1,135 people

  • Simple Debate Question Stumps Ted Cruz Into 6 Seconds Of Painful Silence
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    Simple Debate Question Stumps Ted Cruz Into 6 Seconds Of Painful Silence

    It was the kind of softball question often used in debates to break up the

  • Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks
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    Israel pounds Gaza after first rocket fire in weeks

    Israeli warplanes pounded the Gaza Strip on Wednesday after the first rocket fire from the Palestinian territory in weeks hit an Israeli city, in a blow to efforts to avert a new war. Gaza's Islamist rulers Hamas disavowed the rocket fire saying they rejected "all irresponsible attempts"

  • EU offers to extend Brexit transition as leaders meet
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    EU offers to extend Brexit transition as leaders meet

    The European Union is ready to extend Brexit's post-divorce transition period by a year to allow more time to find a trade deal, diplomats said Wednesday ahead of a difficult summit. Prime Minister Theresa May is due in Brussels later in the day to address the other 27 EU leaders on the stalled

  • Fake Melania Trump Hilariously Sums Up Her Feelings About Donald Trump's Alleged Affairs
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    Fake Melania Trump Hilariously Sums Up Her Feelings About Donald Trump's Alleged Affairs

    Fake Melania Trump, played by Laura Benanti on "The Late Show," doubled down

  • India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women
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    India reports 80 Zika cases, 22 pregnant women

    India has reported an outbreak of the Zika virus with 80 confirmed cases since last month including 22 pregnant women in the western state of Rajasthan, officials said Wednesday. India, where the Aedes aegypti mosquito which carries Zika and other viruses is widely prevalent, reported its first Zika

  • Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top
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    Lifespan 2040: US down, China up, Spain on top

    Life expectancy in 2040 is set to rise at least a little in all nations but the rankings will change dramatically, with Spain taking the top spot while China and the United States trade places, researchers said Wednesday. With a projected average lifespan of nearly 85.8 years, Spain -- formerly in 4th

  • Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist
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    Pompeo meets Erdogan after talks with Saudis on missing journalist

    U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on Wednesday following talks with Saudi Arabia's king and crown prince about the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. U.S. President Donald Trump, who dispatched his top diplomat to address the crisis, has

  • Pompeo in Turkey as Saudi faces new claims over Khashoggi
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    Pompeo in Turkey as Saudi faces new claims over Khashoggi

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday held talks with the Turkish leadership in Ankara over the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi as Riyadh faced new claims he was killed inside its Istanbul consulate. Pro-government Turkish media published gruesome new allegations Khashoggi

  • Nauru refugee camp doctor removed as pressure on Australia mounts
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    Nauru refugee camp doctor removed as pressure on Australia mounts

    The chief doctor at an Australian offshore detention centre was removed Wednesday for breaching rules, her employer said, as Canberra sought to stem criticism of conditions at a deeply controversial immigration camp on Nauru. It is the second time a top doctor contracted by Australia to provide healthcare

  • Perak DAP: Not wrong for Pua to speak on behalf of finance minister
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    Perak DAP: Not wrong for Pua to speak on behalf of finance minister

    IPOH, Oct 17 — Newly elected Perak DAP vice-chairman Abdul Aziz Bari today said there was nothing wrong with Tony Pua speaking on behalf of Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng as he is his political...

  • Smell and stress sensors a smash at Tokyo tech fair
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    Smell and stress sensors a smash at Tokyo tech fair

    State-of-the-art sensors that can measure stress levels, mood, posture, performance and even smell took centre stage at Asia's top high-tech fair in Tokyo. The big-screen TVs and entertainment systems that were all the rage 10 years ago at the CEATEC fair have gradually been replaced by tiny sensors

  • Who would want to be an Afghan MP?
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    Who would want to be an Afghan MP?

    Doctors, mullahs, sons of warlords, feminists and even a prison inmate are among a motley crew of candidates contesting war-torn Afghanistan's October 20 legislative election. The more than 2,500 candidates campaigning for the third parliamentary ballot since the fall of the Taliban in 2001 have

  • Asian markets stage rally after strong Wall St lead
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    Asian markets stage rally after strong Wall St lead

    Asian markets staged a much-needed rally Wednesday as investors tracked Wall Street's best performance in more than six months thanks to a healthy round of earnings reports. Bargain-buyers took advantage of the strong readings from some of the world's top firms to step back into the mix, with

  • Europe may need to change Saudi policies over Khashoggi case: Merkel ally
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    Europe may need to change Saudi policies over Khashoggi case: Merkel ally

    Europe may need to amend its relations with Saudi Arabia, depending on the outcome of an investigation into the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi, an ally of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Wednesday. "We have a very ambivalent picture of Saudi Arabia, especially with what has

  • Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With Immigrants
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    Laura Ingraham: Vote GOP Or Democrats Will Replace You With Immigrants

    Fox News host Laura Ingraham used scare tactics about immigration to urge her