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Report: Black men shot most by Chicago cops

Officers watch as demonstrators protest the fatal police shooting of Paul O'Neal in Chicago. (Joshua Lott/Getty Images) Data from the city's police department shows that four out of five people shot by officers were African-American men or boys.


Charity scams emerge after Orlando donations

(AP) More than 430 fundraisers posted on the GoFundMe website after the mass shooting, revealing questionable intentions.


Tears flow in Italy on day of mass funeral

Italian President Sergio Mattarella arrives in Amatrice on Aug. 27. (Ciro De Luca/Reuters) Recovery efforts continued as the country mourned the victims of the Aug. 24 earthquake.


Trump sparks outrage with reaction to shooting

Donald Trump addresses supporters in Akron, Ohio. (Angelo Merendino/Getty Images) NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin was killed in crossfire in Chicago, but Donald Trump didn't offer condolences.


German extremists protest immigration

German rightists protest immigration Members of the far-right Identitarian Movement scaled Berlin's Brandenburg Gate with a protest banner.


Mastermind of Dhaka café attack killed

(AP) Bangladesh security forces killed three Islamist militants, one of whom possibly led an attack on a café in Dhaka.


Can Kaine's wife make Clinton more relatable?

Anne Holton and Hillary Clinton in July. (Andrew Harnik/AP) Anne Holton, wife of vice presidential nominee Tim Kaine, is a veteran of the political stage.


Why ISIS marketing is so effective

The disturbing reasons ISIS marketing is so effective ISIS propaganda focuses on its military activity and also portrays itself as an effective government.


Zika screening at U.S. blood centers advised

FDA advises Zika screening at all U.S. blood centers. (AP) The new FDA advisory means all states and territories will need to begin testing blood donations for the virus immediately.


Judge blocks N.C.'s transgender bathroom law

Judge blocks North Carolina's transgender bathroom law. (Getty Images) The ruling means two students and a UNC employee can use bathrooms matching their gender identity.



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Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks by Ex-Wife - NBCNews.com


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Trump Campaign CEO Steve Bannon Accused of Anti-Semitic Remarks by Ex-Wife
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The ex-wife of Donald Trump's new campaign chief executive Steve Bannon claims Bannon made anti-Semitic comments while the couple fought over which private school to send their daughters to nearly a decade ago. The allegations — which came to light ...
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Trump uses death of Dwyane Wade's cousin to boast about odds - New York Daily News


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Trump uses death of Dwyane Wade's cousin to boast about odds
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Donald Trump tastelessly used the tragic shooting death of basketball star Dwyane Wade's cousin to appeal to black voters — but he couldn't even spell the Chicago Bulls player's name correctly. “Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking ...
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Donald Trump tries to leverage a high-profile slaying into a campaign appeal Washington Post
Trump tweets condolences to Dwyane Wade's family after earlier furor Chicago Tribune
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NFL: Players are encouraged but not required to stand for national anthem - NBCSports.com


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NFL: Players are encouraged but not required to stand for national anthem
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Twenty years ago, the NBA suspended a player who refused to stand for the national anthem. The NFL will not be doing the same thing. “Players are encouraged but not required to stand during the playing of the National Anthem,” the NFL said in a ...
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Iglesias gives Pumas first home win over Boks

Argentina's Los Pumas number 8 Facundo Isa (C) is tackled by South Africa's lock Lood de Jager (L) and prop Tendai Mtawarira during their Rugby Championship match at Padre Ernesto Martearena stadium in Salta, Argentina on August 27, 2016 Replacement fly-half Santiago Gonzalez Iglesias kicked a penalty two minutes from time to give Argentina a 26-24 Rugby Championship victory over South Africa in Salta Saturday. It was the first home triumph for the Pumas over the Springboks after a draw and 10 defeats since they first met in South America 23 years ago. The lead changed several times before Iglesias, the third-choice goal-kicker after fly-half Nicolas Sanchez and centre Juan Martin Hernandez retired injured, slotted the match-deciding kick.


FARC rebels to meet in September to ratify peace deal

Colombians celebrate as they watch on a giant screen broadcasted from Havana, Cuba, the signing of agreement of conclusion of the peace talks between the Colombian Government and FARC guerrilla, on August 24, 2016, in Bogota FARC rebel leaders will convene in mid-September to ratify the historic peace agreement signed with the Colombian government this week, the guerrilla group announced Saturday. The September 13-19 conference of 200 FARC delegates -- including 29 members of its central committee -- will be open to 50 international guests as well as the press, an unusual move for the guerrillas. "Given the historical significance of this event, the people of Colombia and the world must learn first-hand about the conference's developments and decisions," the FARC said.


Colombian rebels announce final conference of peace talks

In this Aug. 12, 2016 photo, rebels of the 48th Front of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia walk on a makeshift footbridge in the southern jungles of Putumayo, Colombia. With the peace accords about to signed between the FARC and the governemt, gone are the days when they had to change camp every few days for fear of being stunned in their sleep by bombs falling from the skies. (AP Photo/Fernando Vergara) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Top commanders from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia are preparing to gather one final time in mid-September to ratify a peace accord reached this week with government negotiators and map out the group's political strategy without weapons.


South Korea beats Panama in LLWS international title game

South Korea's Wontae Cho celebrates with a salute after hitting a home run off Panama's Anel Calderon during the third inning of the International championship baseball game at the Little League World Series, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016, in South Williamsport, Pa. South Korea won 7-2. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — Youbin Choi struck out 14 and South Korea beat Panama 7-2 Saturday to reach the championship game of the Little League World Series.


Defense witnesses testify in trial of Brazil's president

The domes of the the National Congress building, designed by the late Brazilian Oscar Niemeyer, are illuminated as the sun rises on the first day of the impeachment trial of suspended President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016. Brazil's Senate on Thursday began deliberating whether to permanently remove Rousseff from office, the final step in a leadership fight that has paralyzed Congress and cast a pall over a nation in the midst of a severe recession. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres) SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian senators on Saturday questioned the last two witnesses summoned by the defense for President Dilma Rousseff in her impeachment trial for allegedly breaking fiscal rules in the management of the federal budget.


The Latest: Activists say Syrian planes bomb city of Homs

Turkish troops head to the Syrian border, in Karkamis, Turkey, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Turkey on Wednesday sent tanks across the border to help Syrian rebels retake the key Islamic State-held town of Jarablus and to contain the expansion of Syria's Kurds in an area bordering Turkey .(AP Photo/Halit Onur Sandal) BEIRUT (AP) — The Latest developments in the Syrian civil war (all times local):


8 troops killed in suspected rebel attack in north Paraguay

Members of the Paraguayan Army patrol near where suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in Arroyito town, in northern Paraguay, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. Authorities suspect the attack was carried out by the Paraguayan People's Army. (AP Photo/Aldo Rojas) ASUNCION, Paraguay (AP) — Suspected members of a little-known rebel group killed eight soldiers in an attack in northern Paraguay on Saturday, just days after guerrillas and officials in Colombia reached a peace deal to end the longest-running insurgency in Latin America.


Argentina beats Springboks 26-24 in Rugby Championship

Argentina's Los Pumas flanker Pablo Matera, right, is tackled by South Africa's wing Ruan Combrinck during a rugby championship match in Salta, Argentina, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko) SALTA, Argentina (AP) — A week after letting a winning chance slip through its fingers, Argentina beat South Africa 26-24 in the Rugby Championship on Saturday to claim only its second-ever victory over the Springboks.


Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Former mayor Daniel Ceballos, pictured with his wife on August 12, 2015, was abruptly taken from his home in the city of San Cristobal at 3:00 am by members of the Venezuelan intelligence services, his wife said on Twitter Venezuela sent an opposition leader who was under house arrest back to jail Saturday and expelled a delegation of Ecuadoran lawmakers, amid rising political tension over a campaign to recall leftist President Nicolas Maduro. Former San Cristobal mayor Daniel Ceballos was abruptly taken from his home before dawn by members of the Venezuelan intelligence services, his wife said on Twitter, posting a video of their vehicles as they drove away.


Kroos' late goal gives Madrid 2-1 win over Celta home opener

Real Madrid's Toni Kroos, top left, celebrates with teammates after scoring their side's second goal against Celta Vigo during the Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Celta at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco) BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Toni Kroos' late score ensured Real Madrid won its home opener over a feisty Celta Vigo 2-1 in the Spanish league on Saturday.



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Sarkozy says Britain should manage asylum seekers on its own territory

Sarkozy, former head of the Les Republicains political party and former French president, attends the party's weekend summer university youth meeting in Le Touquet Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy, who is attempting a political comeback before next year's election, said on Saturday that Britain should open an asylum center on its territory to deal with asylum seekers now camped in Calais. Migrants aiming to reach Britain have over the years gathered in camps called the "jungle" in the French port of Calais. In the past two years, the population of the camps has swelled as warfare and economic upheaval in North Africa and the Middle East has driven thousands of migrants to try to reach Britain illegally through the Channel Tunnel.


Jobs data to be a big deal for record-high stocks

Job seekers fill out applications during 11th annual Skid Row Career Fair the Los Angeles Mission in Los Angeles Wall Street will fixate on a wave of U.S. economic data next week, crested by payrolls data on Friday that could sway expectations about the timing of future interest rate hikes and spark volatility in record-high stock prices. Fresh data about employment and consumer confidence could help investors solidify expectations for a December interest rate hike from the U.S. Federal Reserve, or lend weight to a minority of strategists predicting a rate rise as early as next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for a rate hike is strengthening, but she left open the timing of what would be the first increase since December 2015.


Tunisia's new government wins parliamentary approval, eyes austerity

Chahed arrives to deliver a speech at the Assembly of People's Representatives in Tunis By Tarek Amara TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisia's new government won a confidence vote late on Friday after the Prime Minister Youssef Chahed warned in Parliament an austerity programme will be inevitable with thousands of public sector job cuts and new taxes if Tunisia does not overcome its economic difficulties. The Unity government was backed by 167 of the parliament's 217 members. Chahed has promised his new government will take tough decisions to help the economy grow and create jobs as the country comes under pressure from international lenders to push through reforms and trim public spending.


Brazil climate pledge questioned after ethanol snub

By Marcelo Teixeira SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Biofuel and climate experts have questioned Brazil's commitment to a plan to cut carbon emissions by raising ethanol use after the country's government this week said it planned to scrap a tax break on the biofuel. Brazil pledged under the 2015 Paris Climate Accord to increase cane-based ethanol and biodiesel in its energy mix to nearly 18 percent by 2030. It was one of the marquee components of Brazil's proposed contributions to the agreement to wean the global economy off fossil fuels and arrest global warming.

Fed's Bullard sets off spat with quip over activists' funding

A U.S. Federal Reserve official's offhand remark questioning the motives of a group of protesters managed to inflame tensions at an otherwise tranquil central banking conference in Jackson Hole, Wyoming on Friday. St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, known as an outspoken U.S. central banker, set off the spat with the activists group called Fed Up when in a televised interview he noted that a Facebook founder Dustin Moskovitz Moskovitz funds the group and therefore he should attend the conference in person. Fed Up, attending the annual conference of some of the world's top central bankers for the third straight year, met with most of Bullard's 17 Fed colleagues on Thursday to press its case for keeping interest rates low and for more economic stimulus to help get blacks and Hispanics, who have higher levels of unemployment in America, back to work.

Fed's Yellen sees stronger case for interest rate hike

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen attends a news conference after chairing the second day of a two-day meeting of the Federal Open Market Committee to set interest rates in Washington The Federal Reserve is getting closer to raising interest rates again, the head of the U.S. central bankand other policymakers said on Friday in comments that left the door open for a hike as early as next month. Fed Chair Janet Yellen told a global monetary policy conference that the case for a rate increase had grown stronger, while Fed Vice Chair Stanley Fischer suggested a move could come at the central bank’s September policy meeting if the economy was doing well.


Wall Street slips in wake of comments by top Fed officials

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York City U.S. stocks ended modestly lower after a volatile session on Friday, having bounced between gains and losses as investors wrestled with the likely timing of a U.S. interest rate hike following comments from top Federal Reserve officials. The S&P 500 rose after Fed Chair Janet Yellen said the case for raising rates had strengthened but did not indicate when the Fed would act. Yellen told a gathering of central bankers from around the world in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, the U.S. economy was nearing the central bank’s goals of maximum employment and price stability but that future hikes should be “gradual”.


Miami hotel bookings slow, airfares fall since Zika outbreak

A woman looks at a Center for Disease Control (CDC) health advisory sign about the dangers of the Zika virus as she lines up for a security screening at Miami International Airport in Miami Travelers have booked fewer hotel rooms in downtown Miami, and leisure airfares to the greater Miami area have inched down in the weeks since the Zika virus was detected there, data reviewed by Reuters shows. Hotels sold 2.9 percent fewer rooms in Miami's central business district and northern neighborhoods during the first three weeks of August than they did a year earlier in the same period, according to hotel data and analytics firm STR. The decline in hotel bookings may be an early indication of the virus's effect on Miami's robust tourism industry, which had an economic impact of $24.4 billion in 2015, according to the Greater Miami Convention and Visitor Bureau.



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Scare in the Sky After Passenger Jet Engine Suffers Major Malfunction - NBCNews.com


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Scare in the Sky After Passenger Jet Engine Suffers Major Malfunction
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A flight from New Orleans to Orlando turned terrifying Saturday after an engine suffered a major engine malfunction and serious damage in mid-air, forcing the plane to divert and causing some passengers to fear they were under attack. Southwest Flight ...
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Carl Icahn Bought 2.3M Herbalife (HLF) Shares Today, Rips Bill Ackman - StreetInsider.com


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Carl Icahn Bought 2.3M Herbalife (HLF) Shares Today, Rips Bill Ackman
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News and research before you hear about it on CNBC and others. Claim your 2-week free trial to StreetInsider Premium here. Carl Icahn disclosed after the close that he added to his Herbalife (NYSE: HLF) stake today. This follows reports he was looking ...
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It's time for Tesla to stop improving its most successful car - Business Insider


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It's time for Tesla to stop improving its most successful car
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The Model S, the first car that Tesla designed and engineered from scratch, has been perfected. On Tuesday, the all-electric automaker announced a new battery pack for the Model S, creating in the the process the $135,000 Model S P100D, ...
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Global central bankers, stuck at zero, unite in plea for help from governm... - Reuters


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Putts start falling for Barclays leader Fowler

American Rickie Fowler, pictured on August 12, 2016, is at nine-under 204 overall and has a slim lead over 36-hole leader and fellow American Patrick Reed, who shot a 70 Rickie Fowler fired a bogey-free 68, closing with a five-foot birdie putt Saturday for a one shot lead after the third round of The Barclays, the first of four PGA Tour playoff events. Fowler is at nine-under 204 overall and has a slim lead over 36-hole leader and fellow American Patrick Reed, who shot a 70. "The short game has been there for me," Fowler said.


Fowler leads Reed by one at Barclays as Ryder race hots up

PGA: The Barclays - Third Round NEW YORK (Reuters) - Rickie Fowler sank a four-foot birdie putt at the final hole to earn a one-shot lead over fellow American Patrick Reed after the third round of The Barclays on Saturday. Fowler edged ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedExCup playoff events. He posted a nine-under 204 total while overnight pacesetter Reed carded a 71 to take second place. Australian Adam Scott (65) was a further stroke adrift on seven-under. Fowler and Reed are vying for Ryder Cup selection. ...


Golf-Fowler leads Reed by one at Barclays as Ryder race hots up

Rickie Fowler sank a four-foot birdie putt at the final hole to earn a one-shot lead over fellow American Patrick Reed after the third round of The Barclays on Saturday. Fowler edged ahead with a three-under 68 on the tough Bethpage Black course in Farmingdale in the first of the PGA Tour's four FedExCup playoff events. Australian Adam Scott (65) was a further stroke adrift on seven-under.

Trump tweets about killing of NBA star's cousin, drawing criticism

Trump's Twitter message came a day after Nykea Aldridge, a 32-year-old mother of four, was shot in the head and arm by crossfire in Chicago while pushing a baby in a stroller, police said. Police were questioning two people on Saturday in connection with the shooting, which may have come from a stray bullet from a robbery attempt, the Chicago Tribune reported, citing police. "Dwayne Wade's cousin was just shot and killed walking her baby in Chicago," Trump said on Twitter.

Cowboys quarterback Romo has broken bone in back

NFL: Carolina Panthers at Dallas Cowboys (The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo suffered a broken bone in his back on the third play of Thursday night's preseason game and coach Jason Garrett said the injury would cost the veteran a chunk of the 2016 season. An MRI on Friday revealed Romo's back injury is much worse than anticipated, Garrett announced Saturday, two days after he was knocked out of the game against the Seattle Seahawks. "We're confident that he's going to be coming back and playing football for us this year," Garrett said but provided no timetable on Romo's possible return.


Golf-Under-par Dredge keeps lead despite over-par round in Denmark

Bradley Dredge remains the man to beat after three rounds at the Made in Denmark event, but for once he had to settle for an over-par round at the Himmerland Golf & Spa Resort in Farso on Saturday. The Welshman, who led by three shots after the first two rounds, double-bogeyed the 12th hole and dropped another shot at the 18th to record a one-over-par 72, his lead cut to one stroke over the pursuing trio of Belgian Thomas Pieters, American David Lipsky and Spaniard Adrian Otaegui.

NFL's 49ers support quarterback after he refused to stand for anthem

San Francisco 49ers' Kaepernick stands on the field before their NFL pre-season football game against Denver Broncos in San Francisco (Reuters) - National League quarterback Colin Kaepernick of San Francisco 49ers refused to stand for the national anthem before a preseason game on Friday, drawing boos from some fans and criticism on social media, but his team said it backed his right to protest. Kaepernick, a former starter who led San Francisco to the 2013 Super Bowl but has since been demoted to backup, said he sat on the bench during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner" to make a statement about racial injustice in the United States. "I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color," Kaepernick later told NFL Media in an article posted on Saturday.



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