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Trump has 2-point edge in Florida
- October 28, 2016

The Management Resource Group survey shows Clinton with a four point lead with beer drinkers, a 9 point lead with wine drinkers and a staggering 24 percent lead with hard liquor consumers in MI. They, along with wine lovers, prefer Hillary Clinton . Fifty three percent of female voters have a negative impression of the potential first women President. (more...)
Sidney Crosby scores in return from concussion
- October 28, 2016

Goals from Carl Hagelin and Eric Fehr followed as the Penguins completed a tidy comeback. Crosby started where he had left off and notched three goals and seven assists for 10 points in six tournament contests, leading Canada to the Gold Medal and was named the World Cup MVP. (more...)
Police fire pepper spray, bean bags as they oust protesters
- October 28, 2016

Police in North Dakota began clearing a group of Native American and environmental protesters from an encampment near an oil pipeline construction site on October 27 in a move that could escalate tensions in a standoff that has lasted several months. (more...)
Woman says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999 Woman says Justice Thomas groped her in 1999
- October 28, 2016

I said, 'Well, Mr. Blair is pretty particular about his seating chart.' I tried to use the seating chart as a pretext for refusing. "If you look at the people involved ... "I played the chump", Smith said. A 1997 Truman Scholar studying at Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service, Smith stayed in Washington, DC, to work for the Truman Foundation as a resident scholar through August 1999, helping to coordinate various foundation projects. (more...)
DNC Files Lawsuit to Stop RNC Voter Intimidation Tactics
- October 28, 2016

She also has strong support among black voters in Texas and is holding her own with the state's large Hispanic population, the poll found. Pair that with Trump-induced voter apathy, and it's possible - if mostly improbable - that the Lone Star State swings blue. (more...)
Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul Iraqis find bomb factory, tunnels on long road to Mosul
- October 28, 2016

United Nations officials warned at the beginning of the Mosul offensive that as many as 200,000 people could be displaced in the first weeks, and that in a worst case scenario as many as 1 million people would end up leaving their homes. As thousands of Iraqi troops slowly encircle the Iraqi city of Mosul , US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter met key coalition members in France this week, suggesting the battle for ISIS' de facto capital in northern Syria could soon begin. (more...)
'Jungle' migrants given last chance to board bus out
- October 28, 2016

Buccio, who told reporters on Wednesday that the site was empty and that the resettlement of more than 5,000 people was complete, said it would be cleared of remaining shelters and debris by Monday of next week. A volunteer from Help Refugees UK says some young migrants slept in a makeshift school, while others managed to jump the fence into the containers where registered minors are staying. (more...)
President Obama reads Mean Tweets for the last time
- October 28, 2016

President Obama first read mean tweets critiquing his jeans and complaints about the rising cost of beer in March 2015. President Barack Obama has trolled Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump - known for his prolific use of Twitter to settle scores -making Mr Trump the punch line for jokes on ABC's late-night show Jimmy Kimmel Live . (more...)
US, Israel condemn new UNESCO resolution on Jerusalem
- October 28, 2016

U.S. Ambassador Crystal Nix Hines said the UNESCO resolutions on Jerusalem were "continuously one-sided and inflammatory". The UNESCO document calls the mosque only by its Muslim name and urges Israel to stop excavations under Jerusalem's Old City, which has been a World Heritage Site since 1981. (more...)
Amtrak to pay $265 million for deadly Philadelphia crash Amtrak to pay $265 million for deadly Philadelphia crash
- October 28, 2016

A speeding Northeast Regional train jumped a sharp curve in the city's Port Richmond neighborhood late that night, killing eight people and injuring more than 200. A U.S. Naval Academy cadet, a college dean and several businesspeople were among those killed. Award-winning chef Eli Kulp was left paralyzed and can't use his hands. (more...)
Motor vehicle offices closed on Election Day Motor vehicle offices closed on Election Day
- October 28, 2016

The Clerk's office increased the number of designated Early Voting sites for suburban Cook County voters to 52 for the Presidential Election, up from 44 in the March Primary. The Cottonwood office is closed from 1 to 2 p.m. "If you are receiving multiple election materials please let us know so we can properly void that ballot and delete that record from our system", said Orth. (more...)
Donald Trump says Melania will make 'important speeches' Donald Trump says Melania will make 'important speeches'
- October 28, 2016

GOP nominee Donald Trump is blasting People Magazine writer Natasha Stoynoff who says he sexually assaulted her 12 years ago, telling ABC News that if she'd written about her claims back then, she would have "gotten the Pulitzer Prize" for her story. (more...)
Spokesman: 90 Migrants Believed Dead off Libyan Shore Spokesman: 90 Migrants Believed Dead off Libyan Shore
- October 28, 2016

The bodies were retrieved from the toxic mixture over a period of hours, with the help of a team from the German NGO Sea-Watch. "It was terrible", MSF project leader Michele Telaro said in a statement. Due to regional instability, Libya is a preferred departure point for immigrants aiming to cross the Mediterranean into Europe, with many drowned on the way. (more...)
Post-election unity? Clinton and Trump won't say yet
- October 28, 2016

Clinton leads among black voters, 95 percent to 4 percent, and among Hispanic voters, 56 percent to 33 percent. Using polling data from RealClearPolitics and The Washington Post/Survey Monkey , Business Insider found that Clinton, as of this week, would lead Trump 272 to 181 electoral votes in states that were either safe or likely bets to go in favor of either major party's nominee. (more...)
Hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities gets 18 months in prison Hacker who stole nude photos of celebrities gets 18 months in prison
- October 28, 2016

According to prosecutors , the now 36-year-old Pennsylvania man used a phishing scheme to obtain the login credentials of "at least 50 iCloud accounts and 72 Gmail accounts, most of which belonged to female celebrities" over a period of nearly two years. (more...)
Obama congratulates Bob Dylan on Nobel Prize win Obama congratulates Bob Dylan on Nobel Prize win
- October 28, 2016

We still read Homer and Sappho, and we enjoy it. "Bob Dylan is in the 2 percent club of songwriters whose lyrics are interesting on the page, even without the harmonica and the guitar and his very distinctive voice". His tension with the expectations around him grew so intense that at an infamous 1966 news conference in Paris, shortly after he stunned folk purists by going electric, Dylan appeared with a puppet who pretended to listen to each question and, when asked if he had a deeper message ... (more...)
Man Stops At In-N-Out Drive-Thru During Police Chase Man Stops At In-N-Out Drive-Thru During Police Chase
- October 28, 2016

In the video above we can see that the guy did lean out of his window and nearly certainly attempted to order food, or at least a milkshake, at the In-n-Out intercom. Adkins pulled through the drive-thru and spent several minutes ordering before driving out and exiting the parking lot without being stopped by police. (more...)
Sen. Pat Toomey's neighborhood vandalized with anti-GOP graffiti An error occurred
- October 28, 2016

Clinton took time to flag Pennsylvania's Senate race, urging voters that Democrat Katie McGinty "is exactly the kind of partner we need in the Senate". "I hope you will do everything you can to elect Katie McGinty your next senator", Clinton told a packed gym at Taylor Alderdice High School in the Squirrel Hill section of Pittsburgh on Saturday. (more...)
Police in riot gear begin to remove oil pipeline protesters
- October 28, 2016

Dakota Access pipeline protesters have retreated from a direct confrontation with law enforcement officers and soldiers who are advancing to force them from a camp on private land in the path of pipeline construction. Another two men were arrested and charged Thursday with felonious restraint after blocking three documentary filmmakers last week from leaving the encampment. (more...)
Russian Federation cancels Spanish fuel stop for Syria-bound warships
- October 28, 2016

The Russian warships , led by the Admiral Kuznetsov aircraft carrier, are en route to support the military campaign in Syria, where Russia and Bashar al-Assad's regime have been accused of war crimes by the us over the bombing of Aleppo . (more...)