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Ex-Pennsylvania attorney general sentenced

Former Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane arrives at the Montgomery County courthouse in Norristown, Pa. (Matt Rourke/AP) Kathleen Kane was accused of illegally disclosing investigation details and lying under oath.

Double-digit Obamacare rate hikes confirmed

he 2017 home page. (Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP) Before subsidies, premiums for a midlevel benchmark plan are expected to increase 25 percent on average.

How Clinton camp walks a fundraising tightrope

Hillary Clinton’s campaign team aimed to aggressively exploit loopholes in federal campaign laws, hacked emails show. (Yahoo News illustration; photos: AP) She promises to fight for campaign finance reform, but her campaign aggressively exploits current election law, hacked emails show.

Warren to Trump: 'Nasty women vote!'

Sen. Elizabeth Warren and Hillary Clinton at a rally in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 24. (Andrew Harnik/AP) At a rally for Hillary Clinton, Sen. Elizabeth Warren mocks Donald Trump with his own words.

Trump's puzzling $17 million insurance payout

Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember The payment was made for hurricane damage to Mar-a-Lago, but there has been little evidence large-scale repairs were needed.

Famed anti-war activist Tom Hayden dies at 76

Tom Hayden in 1973 file photo (AP) A prominent radical critic of the Vietnam War, Hayden went on to become a California legislator and author.

Upended: Theory on pregnancy stroke risk

Hillary Clinton and Sen. Elizabeth Warren at a rally in Manchester, N.H., on Oct. 24, 2016. (Andrew Harnik/AP) Pregnancy later in life increases stroke risk, the thinking went, but a new study indicates younger pregnant women are more at risk.

Election may cloud Medicaid's future

Dr. James Jackson examines Matthew Shorter, a Medicaid patient in Elkhart, Ind. (Zbigniew Bzdak/Chicago Tribune/TNS/Getty Images) The program covers more than 70 million and has shed much disapproval, but the next president may have a big effect on it.

Trump: 'All the fair polls have us winning'

Donald Trump rejects polls as inaccurate: ‘All the fair polls have us winning’ The candidate has turned to criticizing polls as ineffective and "rigged" now that most show Hillary Clinton with a commanding lead.

Kaine: Clinton would seek more war powers

Tim Kaine says that Hillary Clinton, if elected, would seek more war-power authority. (Getty Images) The VP nominee says his running mate would quickly ask Congress for fresh legal authority to attack ISIS and other terrorist groups.

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AT&T Chief Who Favors Republicans May Need Democrats to Win Deal - Bloomberg


AT&T Chief Who Favors Republicans May Need Democrats to Win Deal
After Democrats scotched his planned merger with a smaller wireless carrier in 2011, AT&T Inc. Chief Executive Officer Randall Stephenson made his largest political donation in decades -- to Republicans. That $30,800 check marked the flowering of a ...
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Pentagon Demanding Soldiers Return Reenlistment Bonuses
Roughly a decade ago the military put an offer on the table for thousands of California National Guard soldiers: reenlist for six years and go fight in Iraq and Afghanistan in exchange for bonuses of $15,000 or more. The soldiers who signed on the ...
Lawmakers condemn Pentagon effort to recover enlistment bonuses from California veterans Los Angeles Times
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Clinton leads by 5 heading in to final two weeks - CNN


Clinton leads by 5 heading in to final two weeks
(CNN) Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by 5 points as the presidential campaign heads into its final two weeks, with the Democratic nominee's support just shy of the 50% mark, according to a new CNN/ORC poll. Among likely voters, Clinton tops Trump ...
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Premier League club in probe over fake HSBC letters: report

Gino Pozzo, co-owner of the English Premier League club Watford, pictured in 2011 Premier League club Watford are under investigation for allegedly submitting forged HSBC bank letters to support Gino Pozzo taking control of the club, British media reported on Monday. The English Football League has launched a probe into documentation submitted to the sport authority by Watford in July 2014, The Telegraph newspaper said. Two letters dated a week apart state Hornets Investment Limited, the club's parent company, had a bank guarantee of £7 million ($8.6 million, 7.9 million euros) to fund Watford for the upcoming season.

Venezuela opposition figure denies talks agreed with govt

Riot police confront opponents to Nicolas Maduro's government in San Cristobal, state of Tachira, Venezuela on October 24, 2016 Caracas (AFP) - A top Venezuelan opposition leader has dismissed the government's claim that it was ready for talks to settle the country's political crisis after Pope Francis weighed in on the dispute.

The Latest: UN blames all sides for Aleppo aid failure

In this photo taken Aug. 20, 2016 and provided by the local council of Aleppo city, Syrians workers fix electricity cables after airstrikes, in Aleppo, Syria. The opposition-held districts of the Syrian city have been surrounded and under siege for months. Russian and Syrian warplanes are bombing the streets into rubble and government forces are chipping away at the pocket of opposition control. (Local Council of Aleppo City via AP) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest on developments in Syria where government forces have renewed their attacks on eastern rebel-held districts of the city of Aleppo (all times local):

Mexican police finds meth hidden in cheese

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Police in Mexico say they have found 4.2 pounds (1.9 kilograms) of methamphetamine hidden in a block of cheese at a package-delivery facility in Mexico City.

Forty eight dead in Pakistan police academy attack

A police truck is seen at a gate to the Police Training Center after an attack on the center in Quetta Gunmen stormed a Pakistani police training academy in the southwestern city of Quetta late on Monday night, killing at least 48 people and wounding more than 100, hospital officials said early Tuesday morning. "Forty eight bodies have been brought to the hospital," said Wasim Beg, senior doctor at Quetta's Civil Hospital. Mir Sarfaraz Bugti, home minister of Baluchistan province, of which Quetta is the capital, had confirmed early on Tuesday that five to six gunmen had attacked a dormitory inside the training facility while cadets rested and slept.

Actress Shailene Woodley set for January trial in pipeline protest

By Dan Whitcomb LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Actress Shailene Woodley will stand trial in January on charges stemming from her arrest with more than two dozen other activists while protesting construction of the Dakota Access pipeline, court documents showed on Monday. Woodley, 24, who has pleaded not guilty to misdemeanor charges of trespassing and engaging in a riot, faces up to two months in jail and a $3,000 fine if convicted. The actress, who had been livestreaming the Oct. 10 protest at a Dakota Access pipeline construction site 2 miles (3.2 km) south of St. Anthony, North Dakota, was seen on camera being taken into custody and narrated her own arrest.

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QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Gunmen stormed a police training center Monday in Pakistan's restive Baluchistan province and detonated explosive vests, killing at least 41 police trainees, authorities said. Baluchistan's top health official, Noor Haq Baloch, said at least 106 people were wounded — mostly police trainees and some paramilitary troops. Major General Sher Afgan, chief of the paramilitary Frontier Corps, told reporters that the attackers appeared to be in contact with handlers in Afghanistan. He said the attacker belonged to the banned Lashker-e-Jhangvi group, an Islamic militant group affiliated with al-Qaida. Haq said many of the trainees were killed when the gunmen detonated explosive vests.

Mexico president: Trump visit could have been handled better

FILE - In this Aug. 31, 2016, file photo, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump walks with Mexico's President Enrique Pena Nieto at the end of their joint statement at Los Pinos, the presidential official residence, in Mexico City. President Pena Nieto said Sunday, Oct. 23, that he could have done a better job handling the controversial meeting with the Republican candidate. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills, File) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto says he could have done a better job handling a controversial Aug. 31 meeting with Republican candidate Donald Trump.

Lakers waive Yi Jianlian, Anthony Brown before season opener

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight fends off Los Angeles Lakers forward Thomas Robinson on a drive for a shot during the second half of an NBA preseason basketball game in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, Oct. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Kelvin Kuo) EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson both went into training camp with only a small chance of making the Los Angeles Lakers' roster.

As Syrian deaths mount, world's 'responsibility to protect' takes a hit: experts

By Tom Esslemont LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - As civilians in the Syrian city of Aleppo are battered by air strikes, ground offensives and shelling, what has happened to the world's responsibility to protect populations under threat? The Geneva Conventions and the United Nations Security Council were established after World War Two to maintain peace and protect people in conflict zones.

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Venezuela, opposition announce dialogue as protests brew

Demonstrators clash with riot police during a rally to demand a referendum to remove Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in San Cristobal By Diego Oré and Anggy Polanco CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government and opposition on Monday announced surprise talks for the weekend to deal with a worsening political standoff since the suspension of a referendum drive to remove unpopular President Nicolas Maduro. "At last we are installing a dialogue between the opposition and the legitimate government," Maduro said from Rome, after a meeting with Pope Francis who urged him to alleviate Venezuelans' suffering during a brutal economic crisis. The opposition says Maduro is an inept autocrat who must leave office before the crisis worsens while the former bus driver and union leader vows not to be pushed out by what he calls a power-hungry elite seeking a coup.

Taylor Swift helps U.S. Grand Prix to a record crowd

Taylor Swift performs "Out of the Woods" at the 58th Grammy Awards in Los Angeles Sunday's U.S. Formula One Grand Prix reversed a trend of declining audiences with its biggest crowd yet, according to organizers who said 269,889 attended over the three days at the Circuit of the Americas. The numbers were boosted by singer Taylor Swift holding her long-awaited first concert of the year on Saturday night after race qualifying, with some 80,000 watching. State subsidies, which the circuit needs to keep the race on the calendar, are based on a formula for calculating how much economic activity the grand prix generates for Texas and attendances play a big part in that.

EU, Canada still hope to sign trade deal after Belgian 'Non'

Canada's International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland speaks during a news conference on Parliament Hill in Ottawa Belgium declared on Monday that it could not formally back a free trade deal between the European Union and Canada because of an internal dispute, but the two sides still appeared to be holding out hopes of a summit to sign off on the deal. Belgium's French-speaking Wallonia region opposes the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), which needs the unanimous support of all 28 EU nations to be approved. The EU had given Belgium until late on Monday to overcome that opposition or the EU-Canada summit on Thursday to sign the pact with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau would be cancelled.

Italy PM says EU letter on budget will arrive, to also cover other states

Italy's PM Renzi talks to the media as he leaves a EU leaders summit in Brussels Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi said on Monday that a letter in which the European Commission might warn the euro zone's third largest economy against breaking the bloc's budget rules would arrive but would not only pertain to Italy. "The letter will come and will cover a number of countries, not only Italy, because of some minor differences, but I don't believe that it's the most important thing because we have done things according to the rules," Renzi told Tg5 television in an interview.

German ex-chancellor Schroeder to mediate in supermarket row

The move by Germany's ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder to mediate a dispute between two leading retailers, is the latest and most drastic step yet towards resolving a long-running saga Germany's ex-chancellor Gerhard Schroeder will mediate in a dispute between two leading retailers over the takeover of loss-making supermarket chain Kaiser's Tengelmann, the government said Monday, boosting hopes a deal can be struck to save thousands of jobs. "Edeka, Tengelmann and Rewe today agreed to a mediation procedure led by former chancellor Gerhard Schroeder," the economy ministry said in a statement. The move is the latest and most drastic step yet towards resolving a long-running saga that began some two years ago when Germany's biggest supermarket group Edeka announced plans to take over the more than 400 stores owned by struggling Kaiser's Tengelmann.

Ghana govt says revises 2017 GDP forecast down to 7.0-7.4 pct

Minister of Finance and Economic Planning of Ghana Seth Terkper speaks at a forum on financial development at the 2016 IMF World Bank Spring Meeting in Washington Ghana is revising its forecast for gross domestic product growth in 2017 to 7.0-7.4 percent from a previous forecast of above 8 percent, Finance Minister Seth Terkper said on Monday. Government spending remains within targets set by the International Monetary Fund under a three-year programme to stabilize the economy, despite an approaching Dec. 7 presidential election, Terkper told reporters. Government spending, particularly on civil service wages, ballooned in the previous election year of 2012, helping push the budget deficit to twice what the government had targeted and trigger a fiscal crisis.

Total and Petrobras agree strategic Brazil alliance

Petrobras has been hammered by the steep fall in world oil prices and a corruption scandal that has sent shockwaves through Brazilian politics Brazil's Petrobras and France's Total oil companies announced a strategic alliance Monday for upstream and downstream projects as President Michel Temer pronounced Brazil's troubled economy reopened for business. The two corporate giants were to sign a memorandum of understanding "to jointly evaluate opportunities in Brazil and beyond in key areas of mutual interest... throughout the oil and gas chain," Petrobras said in a statement. The pact foresees alliances in exploration projects, including in the presale, deep-ocean drilling off Brazil.

May rejects talk of 'hard Brexit', says UK's options not binary

British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday it was not accurate to suggest that Britain was headed for a "hard Brexit" because it does not face a binary choice between curbing immigration and getting a good trade deal with the EU. Earlier this month sterling plunged versus the dollar as financial markets viewed a keynote speech by May on Britain's EU exit as signaling that she was prioritizing immigration control over economic concerns - the so-called "hard Brexit" scenario. During a question and answer session in parliament on May's meeting with EU leaders last week, opposition Labour lawmaker Andy Burnham said May had been "talking up" a hard Brexit.

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Twitter Planning More Job Cuts in the Hundreds as Soon as This Week - Bloomberg

Twitter Planning More Job Cuts in the Hundreds as Soon as This Week
Twitter Inc. is planning widespread job cuts, to be announced as soon as this week, according to people familiar with the matter. The company may cut around 8 percent of the workforce, or about 300 people, the same percentage it did last year when ...
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US|Some Health Plan Costs to Increase by an Average of 25 Percent, US Says - New York Times

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US|Some Health Plan Costs to Increase by an Average of 25 Percent, US Says
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The website. Consumers in some states will find significantly fewer insurance companies offering coverage, the federal government said Monday. Credit Pablo Martinez Monsivais/Associated Press. WASHINGTON — Premiums for midlevel ...
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AT&T's Deal for Time Warner Faces Tough Climate - Wall Street Journal

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AT&T's Deal for Time Warner Faces Tough Climate
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AT&T Inc. T -1.68 % 's $85.4 billion deal to buy Time Warner Inc. TWX -3.06 % sails toward two cresting waves of opposition: resurgent antitrust enforcement in Washington and politicians fired by a new bipartisan populist rage. It is too early to know ...
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Atlantic City belt-tightening plan aims to avoid takeover - U.S. News & World Report

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Atlantic City belt-tightening plan aims to avoid takeover
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Atlantic City plans to sell land, lay off 100 more workers, pay down most of its $500 million debt and slash other expenses during the next five years to fight off a threatened state takeover of its assets and decision ...
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Freak accident has Kipnis hobbling into World Series

MLB: ALCS-Cleveland Indians at Toronto Blue Jays (Reuters) - Cleveland Indians second baseman Jason Kipnis is dealing with a sprained left ankle as he prepares for Tuesday's Game One of the World Series against the Chicago Cubs. Kipnis suffered the injury in "freak" circumstances when he hugged team mate Francisco Lindor in celebration in the moments after the Indians clinched a spot in the World Series by winning the American League Championship Series against Toronto. Shortstop Lindor accidentally stepped on the ankle of Kipnis, who joked about it on Monday.

World Series Cinderellas deserve to be in Fall Classic

MLB: World Series-Workouts Despite the Cinderella storylines about two of baseball's underdog franchises reaching the World Series, the Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians fully deserve to be battling for Major League Baseball's title. Chicago, despite their so-called "Curse of the Billy Goat", began the season as favorites to win baseball's top prize and the young Cubs proved they have come of age by winning a major league-leading 103 games. The Indians, whose powerhouse lineup reached a pair of World Series in the 1990s, overcame numerous obstacles to climb to the top of the American League, relying on stellar starting pitching in the regular season and a killer bullpen in the playoffs.

Cleveland goes from Loserville to City of Champions

MLB: World Series-Workouts Cleveland has undergone an extraordinary urban renewal-like transformation from Loserville to the City of Champions this year, shedding a down-and-out image for a winning one. Compared to the Chicago Cubs, the so-called Loveable Losers they will meet in the best-of-seven Fall Classic beginning on Tuesday, the Indians are clear runners-up. It has been 68 years since the Indians last won a World Series but that seems almost like yesterday compared to the 108-year title drought endured by the Cubbies and their supporters.

Cubs' appeal could help set World Series wagering record

MLB: NLCS-Los Angeles Dodgers at Chicago Cubs The Chicago Cubs and Cleveland Indians own Major League Baseball's longest active dry spells and their intriguing championship clash has set off a World Series betting frenzy in Las Vegas unlike any seen before. The Cubs, whose last World Series appearance came in 1945, are seeking their first MLB crown since 1908 while the Indians, who last appeared in the Fall Classic in 1997, haven't won it all since 1948.

Cubs name Lester as Game One starter for World Series

MLB: World Series-Workouts (Reuters) - Veteran left-hander Jon Lester on Monday was named the Chicago Cubs' starting pitcher for Tuesday's World Series opener against the host Cleveland Indians. "It's awesome," Lester, the co-Most Valuable Players of the National League Championship Series, told reporters. "Especially to be a part of this organization with all the history and all that fun stuff that we keep being a part of and talking about." The Cubs, appearing in their first World Series in 71 years, are trying to win their first Major League Baseball title since 1908 - the longest championship drought in professional sports.

Cubs veteran Jon Lester to start World Series

Following a successful performance in National League Championship Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, Chicago Cubs veteran, Jon Lester will be starting pitcher in the Cubs' opening World Series game against the Cleveland Indians Jon Lester will be the Chicago Cubs starting pitcher in their opening World Series assignment against the Cleveland Indians, the team confirmed Monday. Lester, 32, is handed the pitching duties after a successful performance in the National League Championship Series win over the Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was named joint Most Valuable Player. The veteran left-hander is unbeaten in three previous World Series starts which included two wins in 2013 for the Boston Red Sox against the St. Louis Cardinals.

NFL Jets quarterback Smith facing season KO

New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith sits on the sidelines after being taken out of the game due to a knee injury against the Baltimore Ravens on October 23, 2016 New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith suffered a season-ending knee injury in his comeback game against the Baltimore Ravens, multiple US media outlets reported Monday. Smith, who returned to the Jets line-up on Sunday in his first start since 2014, suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament after wrenching his right knee in a second-quarter sack. The quarterback had completed four out of eight passes for 95 yards and a touchdown before he left the game.

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