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Senate rejects Obama veto of 9/11 bill

Senate Democrats refuse to back Obama on Sept. 11 bill veto Senators voted 97-1 to override the president's decision to veto legislation helping Sept. 11 families sue Saudi Arabia.


U.S. will deploy more troops to fight ISIS

U.S. troops and Iraqi police officers stand guard in the Bab al-Jadeed area of Mosul, Iraq, in 2009. (Maya Alleruzzo/AP) President Obama is preparing to send more troops to Iraq to help reclaim Mosul from the Islamic State, U.S. officials say.


Deal reached to keep U.S govt. running

House Speaker Paul Ryan (AP) The agreement would avert a potential federal shutdown and comes just three days before a midnight deadline.


Fatal Calif. police shooting sparks protests

Fatal Calif. police shooting sparks protests Authorities in suburban San Diego say a black man was shot and killed by police after pointing an object at officers.


Peres's legacy: Israel's last founding father

Israel's President Shimon Peres in 2012. (Blair Gable/Reuters) The death of Israel's longest-serving statesman leaves the country mourning the would-be peacemaker.


Probe: MH17 shot down by Russian-made missile

Malaysian air crash investigator inspects the crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17, near the village of Hrabove in Donetsk region, Ukraine, July 22, 2014. (Maxim Zmeyev/Reuters) Prosecutors conclude the plane was shot down in 2014 by a missile fired from rebel-held territory in Ukraine, victims’ families say.


U.S. threatens Russia over Aleppo bombings

Syrian pro-government forces are seen on September 28, 2016 in the Farafira district, northwest of Aleppo's historic citadel, after Syria's army took control of the rebel-held district In the wake of escalating attacks, including 2 hospital strikes, the U.S. says it may suspend engagement with Russia over the Syrian conflict.


Israel's Shimon Peres, 93, dies in Tel Aviv

Former Israeli leader Shimon Peres dies at 93. (Dan Balilty/AP) The 1994 Nobel Peace Prize winner, who recently suffered a stroke, was the nation's last remaining founding father.


Would Wells Fargo have fired 5,300 anyway?

Why the 5,300 Wells Fargo employees probably would have been fired anyway The banking giant cut thousands of employees in the wake of its scandal, but there are signs a workforce reduction may have been inevitable.


2 hospitals and a bread line attacked in Aleppo

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians carry a victim after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016. With diplomacy in tatters and a month left to go before U.S. elections, the Syrian government and its Russian allies are using the time to try and recapture the northern city of Aleppo, mobilizing pro-government militias in the Old City and pressing ahead with the most destructive aerial campaign of the past five years. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP) Government shelling and airstrikes in the rebel-held Syrian city kill seven and put one of the medical facilities out of service, observers say.



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Senate Votes To Override Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill - NPR


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Senate Votes To Override Obama's Veto On Sept. 11 Lawsuit Bill
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The Senate voted Wednesday to give families of 9/11 victims the right to sue the Saudi Arabian government, overriding President Obama's veto for the first time. The vote was lopsided, with 97 Senators voting in favor of the override, well above the two ...
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Investigation: Missile that shot down Malaysia Flight 17 came from Russia - USA TODAY


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Investigation: Missile that shot down Malaysia Flight 17 came from Russia
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A Dutch-led criminal investigation into the 2014 downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 released Wednesday found evidence the airliner was struck by a Russian-made Buk missile that was moved into eastern Ukraine from Russia. The report confirmed ...
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California officer fatally shoots African-American man - CNN


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California officer fatally shoots African-American man
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El Cajon, California (CNN) A black man has died after police shot him in El Cajon, California, sparking protests in the suburb northeast of San Diego. On Tuesday afternoon, El Cajon police responded to a 911 call regarding an African-American man in ...
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Don't blame cocaine for South American forest loss, study says

By Chris Arsenault RIO DE JANEIRO (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Infrastructure projects designed to open the western Amazon for investment are to blame for deforestation in parts of Peru, Colombia and Bolivia - rather than coca production, researchers said on Wednesday. Policymakers and U.N. anti-drugs officials have blamed coca farming for destroying forests in the western Amazon, but a study from Stony Brook University in New York said this was not accurate based on new analysis of satellite maps and other data. Instead, deforestation was largely caused by new road building programs and projects launched by South American governments in the 1960s to settle the Amazon frontier, the study published in BioScience journal said.

The Latest: Canadian PM remembers Israel's Peres

FILE - In this March 22, 2013, file photo, President Barack Obama walks on the tarmac with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, right, and Israeli President Shimon Peres, left, prior to his departure from Ben Gurion International Airport in Tel Aviv. Shimon Peres, a former Israeli president and prime minister, whose life story mirrored that of the Jewish state and who was celebrated around the world as a Nobel prize-winning visionary who pushed his country toward peace, has died, the Israeli news website YNet reported early Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016. He was 93. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File) JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the death of former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres (all times local):


Mass resignation among Spain Socialists to oust leader

Spanish Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez gives a press conference at the party headquarters in Madrid on September 26, 2016 a day after regional elections in the Basque Country and Galicia Close to half of the leadership of Spain's Socialist party quit Wednesday, a spokesman said, in a bid to oust leader Pedro Sanchez that deepens the crisis in the 137-year-old grouping. The Socialists (PSOE) have for months been wracked by internal dissent that has now burst firmly into the open after the party took a drubbing in two weekend regional polls.


Syrian children relish return to school in ex-IS bastion

Syrian children sit at a classroom adorned with an Islamic State group insignia on the first day of classes in the Syrian town of Manbij on September 25, 2016 Children rushed out into the schoolyard for break time on the first day of classes in the Syrian town of Manbij, ignoring the Islamic State group insignia on a nearby wall. IS overran Arab-majority Manbij in early 2014, imposing the hardline interpretation of Islamic law it has adopted across its self-styled "caliphate" straddling Syria and Iraq. "When the Islamic State was here, they wouldn't let us come to school," Ghefran said.


Catalonia leader promises 2017 independence referendum

Carles Puigdemont, the president of Spain's Catalonia region, addresses a press conference in Barcelona in April 2016 The president of Spain's Catalonia region said Wednesday he would call an independence referendum in September 2017, in a move likely to infuriate Madrid as the country endures a protracted political crisis. Secessionist parties in the wealthy, northeastern region approved a plan to achieve independence by next year after winning a clear majority in 2015 regional elections, but ideological differences have hindered progress. "We will look for an agreement (with the central government) until the very end, we will at every moment work with the will to hold a referendum in agreement with the state," Carles Puigdemont told regional lawmakers.


Sweden to reintroduce military service

Around 4,000 young Swedes, 18-year-olds of both sexes, are expected to be called for mandatory military service each year starting in 2018 Sweden said Wednesday it would reintroduce compulsory military service from 2018, eight years after it was abolished. The Scandinavian nation, which has not seen armed conflict on its territory in two centuries, ended conscription in 2010 after it was deemed an unsatisfactory way of meeting the needs of a modern army. "I hope that we are going to find a path to a more stable, robust and functional means of recruitment," Defence Minister Peter Hultqvist told a news conference.


The Latest: Trump lauds Peres as 'consummate statesman'

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at the Polish National Alliance, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, in Chicago. (AP Photo/John Locher) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. presidential election (all times EDT):


Peru's ex-spy chief guilty of disappearing students

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian spy chief Vladimir Montesinos has been sentenced to 22 years in prison for the forced disappearance of a professor and two students in 1993.

US looks to restrict China coal imports from North Korea

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States is negotiating at the U.N. Security Council to address a provision in U.N. sanctions that allows China to import coal and iron ore from North Korea, Obama administration officials said Wednesday.

Aid group: Coalition bombed Yemen hospital to hit vehicle

CAIRO (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says an internal investigation into the bombing of a hospital in Yemen by the Saudi-led coalition shows that the airstrike was aimed at a vehicle carrying people wounded from a previous attack.

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Fed's Yellen says holding one banking rule, capital surcharge, in place

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen on Wednesday told Congress that the regulator had no plans to lighten a capital standard in its review of how to 'stress test' the largest U.S. banks. At issue is a capital 'surcharge' on the largest banks that do not satisfy the Fed that they can weather a severe economic downturn. "We are not reconsidering, at this time, calculation of the surcharges," Yellen said.

Poland gets 'super minister' for finance

Polish Minister of Development Mateusz Morawiecki is named the head of a newly created government Economic Committee in charge of managing the populist administration's generous spending plans Poland's prime minister on Wednesday tapped her powerful Development Minister Mateusz Morawiecki for the finance portfolio, creating what local media dubbed a "super minister" in a much-vaunted reshuffle of her controversial rightwing government. Law and Justice (PiS) Prime Minister Beata Szydlo also said she had appointed respected ex-banker Morawiecki, 48, as the head of a newly created government Economic Committee in charge of managing her populist administration's generous spending plans.


Germany denies preparing to rescue Deutsche Bank

A statue is seen next to the logo of Germany's Deutsche Bank in Frankfurt The German government denied that it was working on a rescue of Deutsche Bank after a newspaper report about such plans fueled fears over the future of the biggest lender in Europe's largest economy. European Central Bank President Mario Draghi said that the bank's low interest rate policies were not to blame for the German group's problems but declined comment on whether the state should step in to help. Deutsche is fighting a fine of up to $14 billion from the U.S. Department of Justice and concerns over its stability had pushed shares to a record low on Tuesday.


Polish PM replaces finance minister as pushes stimulus plan

Poland's Finance Minister Pawel Szalamacha arrives at a government meeting in Warsaw Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo sacked her finance minister on Wednesday and gave the job to the influential economy minister, saying a reshuffle was needed to make the government's wide-reaching economic stimulus plan more effective. Since winning an election last October, Szydlo's Law and Justice (PiS) party has pledged to spend billions of euros of private and public money to boost growth and wealth in Poland, while also giving the state more say in the economy. Szydlo said that giving Mateusz Morawiecki, the plan's author, more responsibility as finance minister would make it easier to implement.


End "trench warfare," Corbyn urges Britain's Labour

Leader of Britain's Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn listens to a speech on the first day of the Labour Party conference, in Liverpool By Elizabeth Piper and William James LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Jeremy Corbyn, leader of Britain's main opposition Labour Party, called on his lawmakers on Wednesday to end "trench warfare" and unite to challenge the ruling Conservatives and deliver "socialism of the 21st century". Corbyn, re-elected as leader at the weekend after a divisive contest, said he wanted to win back trust in Labour. The party was dealt a crushing election defeat by the ruling Conservatives last year, when many voters cast doubt on whether the party's left-wing program would protect the economy.


Yellen says rate hike likely appropriate this year

Yellen says rate hike likely appropriate this year Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said Wednesday that the central bank has no "fixed timetable" for raising interest rates but she believes the economy is ready for a rate hike by the end of ...


End 'trench warfare', Corbyn urges Labour

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn gestures after delivering his keynote speech at the Labour Party conference in Liverpool By Elizabeth Piper and William James LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party, called on his MPs on Wednesday to end "trench warfare" and unite to challenge the ruling Conservatives and deliver "socialism of the 21st century". Corbyn, re-elected as leader at the weekend after a divisive contest, said he wanted to win back trust in Labour. The party was dealt a crushing election defeat by the ruling Conservatives last year, when many voters cast doubt on whether the party's left-wing programme would protect the economy.


Saudis soften oil stance on Iran but OPEC deal still elusive

Participants attend the end session of the 15th International Energy Forum Ministerial (IEF15) in Algiers By Rania El Gamal and Alex Lawler ALGIERS (Reuters) - OPEC might still agree an oil output-limiting deal later this year as the economic problems of its de-facto leader Saudi Arabia force Riyadh to cede more ground to arch-rival Iran. Saudi Energy Minister Khalid al-Falih said on Tuesday Iran, Nigeria and Libya would be allowed to produce "at maximum levels that make sense" as part of any output limits which could be set as early as the next OPEC meeting in November. Iran has argued it should be exempt from such limits as its production recovers after the lifting of EU sanctions earlier this year.



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US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area - U.S. News & World Report


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US soda-tax battle bubbles up in San Francisco Bay Area
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Soft drink and soda bottles are displayed in a refrigerator at El Ahorro market in San Francisco, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. In November 2016, voters in San Francisco and Oakland will consider a penny per ounce tax on sugar laden drinks such as bottled ...
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Less Cash in the Mattress at Tempur Sealy - Wall Street Journal


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Less Cash in the Mattress at Tempur Sealy
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Tempur Sealy TPX -24.37 % International has fallen out of bed. Online competition may continue to keep it awake at night. The mattress maker said Tuesday that it expects sales for the full year to come in 1% to 3% lower than last year, putting adjusted ...
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Takata in Talks With Feds Over Penalty, Another Death Confirmed - Cars.com News


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Takata in Talks With Feds Over Penalty, Another Death Confirmed
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CARS.COM — Takata reportedly is in talks with the Justice Department to settle potential federal criminal charges over its defective airbag inflators, even as another fatal crash has been confirmed. Related: Feds Push Takata to Recall 35 to 40 Million ...
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Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 mln to settle bribery charges - Reuters


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Anheuser-Busch to pay SEC $6 mln to settle bribery charges
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Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A., the world's largest brewer, has agreed to pay $6 million to settle charges that it had violated U.S. foreign bribery laws and "chilled a whistleblower," the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Wednesday. An SEC ...
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Olympic gold, father's memory inspire Rose at Ryder Cup

Justin Rose of Europe speaks in a press conference prior to the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine National Golf Club Justin Rose will draw inspiration from his late father Ken's memory as well as his Rio Olympic gold medal when the Ryder Cup tees off Friday at Hazeltine. The 36-year-old Englishman has been a stalwart for Europe against the Americans in the biennial team golf showdown, going 9-3 with 2 halved over three starts. Rose was looking out over the layout and pondering a photograph of his father from 2002, one showing Ken Rose on the back nine at Hazeltine less than a month before he died of cancer at age 57.


Rested Stenson ready for another Ryder Cup run

PGA: Ryder Cup - Practice Round By Larry Fine CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - British Open champion Henrik Stenson, bothered late in a brilliant season by a balky right knee, said on Wednesday that he felt fresh after a break from golf and eager to play in this week's Ryder Cup. Asked if he thought he would be able to contest all five sessions at Hazeltine in Europe's quest for a fourth successive Ryder Cup win if needed, Stenson said: "I'd say yes at this stage. "As of now, I feel like I'm up for a lot of golf and unless the knee tells me otherwise, that's the way I approach it." Stenson had a sensational summer run that brought him his first major after a remarkable final-round Open duel with Phil Mickelson at Royal Troon, a seventh-place finish at the PGA Championship, and a silver medal at the Rio Olympics.


Golf: Autograph hunting Fitzpatrick relishes being on big stage

By Tony Jimenez CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Eight months after chasing Ryder Cup veteran Sergio Garcia for an autograph like a hero-worshipping adolescent, Matt Fitzpatrick goes into this week's team event as the youngest of the 24 players on view. "Sergio this year signed a ball for me when I played with him in Qatar," Fitzpatrick told a news conference at Hazeltine National on Wednesday. Same goes for (vice-captain) Ian Poulter," said Fitzpatrick.

Love has put U.S. in a position to succeed, says Mickelson

PGA: Ryder Cup Captain's Press Conferences-Europe at USA By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson is known for having a theory about almost anything and he says that the United States have been handicapped at the Ryder Cup over the last two decades by poor preparation. This week at Hazeltine the U.S. will bid to end a run of eight losses to Europe in the past 10 editions and Mickelson is excited about the prospect of a new chapter being established under captain Davis Love III with the players fully engaged. "This is the foundation week for us," Mickelson, who has competed in 10 Ryder Cups, told reporters on Wednesday before heading off for team practice with Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jimmy Walker.


Golf-Love has put U.S. in a position to succeed, says Mickelson

By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota, Sept 28 (Reuters) - Phil Mickelson is known for having a theory about almost anything and he says that the United States have been handicapped at the Ryder Cup over the last two decades by poor preparation. This week at Hazeltine the U.S. will bid to end a run of eight losses to Europe in the past 10 editions and Mickelson is excited about the prospect of a new chapter being established under captain Davis Love III with the players fully engaged. "This is the foundation week for us," Mickelson, who has competed in 10 Ryder Cups, told reporters on Wednesday before heading off for team practice with Rickie Fowler, Brooks Koepka and Jimmy Walker.

Manning promotes China's new American Football league

NCAA Football: Battle at Bristol-Tennessee vs Virginia Tech Former Denver Bronco and Indianapolis Colt quarterback Peyton Manning helped promote American football in China on Wednesday, meeting young aspiring players ahead of the launch of the country's new league. Manning, who retired after steering the Broncos to Super Bowl victory in February, is visiting the country ahead of the start of the China Arena Football League (CAFL) this weekend. Coaching at a quarterback clinic in Beijing, Manning said there was great potential for the CAFL to succeed.


Mickelson relishing Ryder Cup input

Phil Mickelson of the United States will make his 11th consecutive appearance in the Ryder Cup Phil Mickelson finally has the US Ryder Cup team of his dreams with abundant player input into decisions, methodical planning of key details and an enjoyable partnership with Tiger Woods. The 46-year-old left-hander will make his 11th consecutive appearance in the men's team golf showdown starting Friday after he, assistant captain Woods and US captain Davis Love guided a task force designed to build a successful long-term Cup program. Part of that has been to unite rivals Woods and Mickelson, whose most notable Cup moment in 2004 came when "Lefty" hooked a crucial tee shot left into dense trees in an alternate shot foursomes match and Woods gave him a death stare for the ages.



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