By Andrew Cawthorne and Alexandra Ulmer CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's increasingly militant opposition stepped up its push to oust leftist leader Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday with protests that drew hundreds of thousands but also saw unrest leading to dozens of injuries and arrests. The government blamed opposition activists clashing with security forces on a highway out of Caracas. The police force of Miranda, whose governor is opposition leader Henrique Capriles, confirmed the death but did not link it to protesters.
Hannity welcomes sci-fi novelist Jeff Rovin to discuss Clinton scandals, Oct. 24, 2016. “Hillary Clinton is a secret sex freak who paid fixers to set up illicit romps with both men AND women!” the Enquirer’s report blared.
Volkswagen Group of America announced Tuesday that a United States District Court has approved its settlement regarding 2.0-liter diesels in the US. This news comes just over four months after the initial announcement of the $14.7 billion settlement proposal, and more than a year after the Dieselgate scandal first broke. Judge Charles R. Breyer of the Northern District of California US District Court made the decision to approve the settlement.
Two strong earthquakes rocked central Italy on Wednesday, toppling buildings and injuring dozens of people, according to initial reports, two months after a devastating tremor killed nearly 300 in the same region. The first 5.5 magnitude quake sent people running out of their houses, likely saving lives when the second, more destructive, 6.1 magnitude one struck two hours later. Several dozen people were treated for light injuries or shock, civil protection chief Fabrizio Curcio told a late night news conference, but no serious injuries had been reported.
President Barack Obama is leaving the White House in a few months, but the troubles of his signature health care law continue to make headlines. With premiums rising by double digits and many consumers scrambling to replace coverage because their insurer bailed out, the 2017 sign-up season that starts Nov. 1 looks challenging. The 2010 health care law aimed to create a single market in each state for health insurance purchased by individuals.
Russia has been in the news lately largely thanks to its attempts to relaunch the Cold War on the internet and its unquestioning support of the Assad regime in Syria. The Satan 2, officially known as the RS-28 Sarmat, has been an open secret for a while now as Russia has more or less engaged in the geopolitical equivalent of a marketing campaign. On paper, the missile is state of the art, able to evade radar defenses and travel far enough to hit the East or West Coast of the US with a payload that could destroy an area the size of Texas.
Student Alec Cook now faces 15 counts of sexual assault stemming from his alleged inappropriate touching of a classmate who made the claims after his initial arrest earlier this month, campus police said. According to a campus police report, a second accuser came forward after news of the first emerged. In the second case, the suspect was arrested for two counts of second degree sexual assault and one count of third degree sexual assault.
Mercedes-Benz will tell you that the big story with the 2018 Mercedes-AMG E63 and E63 S is the amount of power flowing from its engine. All due respect to the three-pointed star, but its P.R. people are wrong on this one. No, the big story here is that
A Wisconsin city clerk raised concerns about opening an early voting site on the state university’s Green Bay campus in part because she feared it would encourage more Democratic-leaning students to vote, a move that some say could suppress the vote along partisan ties. As early voting becomes a more popular choice for people across the nation, political parties have tried to strategically use or block the option, which tends to appeal most to low-income voters who don’t necessarily have flexible schedules or time to wait in line to vote on one designated day. In theory, early voting strengthens a democracy by increasing participation.
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for the late-Monday siege, though the Islamic State claim included photographs of three alleged attackers.
Migrants pushed against police lines outside Calais’ “Jungle” camp on Tuesday, waiting for processing as government workers prepared to move in to start clearing the sprawling shanty-town. Hundreds of camp dwellers, many carrying all their possessions in backpacks, waited for buses to take them on to temporary accommodation across France, as the start of a massive operation to demolish the site.
If the German-owned British automaker is truly looking to launch a new car that can compete with the like of the beloved, established Porsche 911, then Bentley needs to bring its testing A-game. On the bright side, that more...relaxed pace gives us a better chance to see this baby Bentley's sexy lines.
A labelling error and reckless media hype in the 1980s led to unjustly branding a gay airline employee as "Patient Zero" in the US AIDS epidemic, scientific and historical sleuthing detailed Wednesday. The deadly virus, which has claimed more than 650,000 lives in the United States in over four decades, jumped from the Caribbean to New York City around 1970, researchers reported in the journal Nature. A 33-year old blood sample analysed with new techniques proves once-and-for-all that the man posthumously vilified as the American HIV epicentre, Gaetan Dugas, was simply one of the disease's many victims.
A Hispanic woman says her white co-workers at an Iowa claims office used images of Donald Trump to racially harass her for months after they learned she was angered by his description of Mexican immigrants as rapists, according to a civil rights lawsuit she filed against her company. Alexandra Avila's co-workers at Sedgwick Claims Management Services — where they administered benefits for Wal-Mart employees — began calling her an "illegal immigrant" even though she's a natural-born U.S. citizen, according to the lawsuit filed Monday in Iowa district court. The suit claims her former co-workers placed a picture of an angry-looking Trump as Avila's computer's screensaver, signed her up to volunteer for his campaign and sent her racist memes, including one that read: "How's Mr. Donald Trump going to deport all these illegals?
There is no reason Britain's June vote to leave the European Union should undermine a 1998 Northern Irish peace deal, Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday. Northern Ireland voted to remain in the EU and Irish nationalist parties oppose Brexit, saying it could undermine the 1998 Belfast Agreement and reinstate a hard border with the Republic of Ireland. "I don't believe there's any reason to believe that the outcome of the referendum will do anything to undermine the absolute rock-solid commitment of this government and the people of Northern Ireland to the settlement that was set out in the Belfast Agreement," May told parliament.
A Michigan family has been left in anguish after 4-year-old Kiyana McNeal was killed by her new dog after she tried to give it a treat. Kiyana’s mom, Jacy, had just bought the dog the same day from an Illinois man who brought the dog to their Michigan home, according to Kiyana’s stepmom, Lorie May. According to Davis, Jacy tried to fight the dog off of Kiyana during the attack but couldn’t.
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Toyota said on Wednesday it was recalling another 5.8 million Takata-made airbags in a global safety scandal blamed for a string of deaths and injuries. The world's biggest vehicle maker said it was calling back 1.47 million airbags installed in cars sold in Europe, 1.16 million units in Japan, 820,000 units in China, and 2.35 million in other regions excluding the United States, where recalls have already been announced. Tokyo-based auto parts giant Takata is facing huge compensation costs over the airbag defect linked to at least 16 deaths in the global auto industry's biggest-ever safety recall.
A Michigan court rejected a request for a grand jury investigation of Gov. Rick Snyder's decision to use at least $2 million in state funds for his legal representation in criminal probes of Flint's water crisis. Ingham County judges, who met last week to consider the request by a Flint resident, did not state a reason in their order that was made public Tuesday. The resident, Keri Webber, and her lawyer Mark Brewer — former chairman of the state Democratic Party — filed a petition Oct. 11 alleging that the Republican governor broke the law by violating conflict-of-interest prohibitions and unilaterally spending taxpayer money for personal benefit without proper authority.
By Tulay Karadeniz and Laila Bassam ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Wednesday it will press its military offensive in Syria until Islamic State is driven from the town of al-Bab, despite a warning from forces allied to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and a helicopter attack on the rebels it backs. Turkey's incursion into Syria, launched two months ago to drive Islamic State militants from its border and prevent Kurdish fighters from gaining ground in their wake, has complicated an already messy battlefield in northern Syria. As the Turkey-backed rebels push south towards al-Bab, an Islamic State-held town 35 km (22 miles) northeast of Aleppo, they face confrontation with both Kurdish and pro-Assad forces, whose frontlines lie close by.
Delta Air Lines has launched a new feature that allows flyers to track their luggage using a map view. The map then automatically zooms to airport view. Push notifications will sync with the app later this year and offer Delta customers updates on their checked baggage.
Spain was under pressure Wednesday from its allies to refuse permission for Russian warships headed for the Syrian coast to refuel at one of its ports. Russia's request to allow its ships to stop on Spanish territory "are under review" while Spain weighs input from its allies and Russian authorities, a foreign ministry spokesman told daily newspaper El Pais late Tuesday. Spain's foreign ministry did not immediately respond to requests for information on Wednesday.
South Korea's president offered a surprise public apology on Tuesday after acknowledging her close ties to a mysterious woman at the center of a corruption scandal. President Park Geun-hye's apology came a day after a South Korean TV network, JTBC, reported that the woman, who has no government job, was informally involved in editing some of Park's key speeches. Other media have speculated that the woman, Choi Soon-sil, might have meddled in other state affairs.
By Brenna Hughes Neghaiwi ZURICH (Reuters) - Progress in closing the global workplace gender gap is slowing dramatically, according to a World Economic Forum study, with a notable exception in Rwanda, a country still emerging from the aftermath of genocide that has become the world's leader on equal pay. "Progress towards parity in the key economic pillar has slowed dramatically with the gap now larger than at any point since 2008," WEF said when releasing its 2016 Global Gender Report on Wednesday. While high-income countries showed the narrowest gender gaps, low-income countries on average performed just as well as their upper-middle-income peers.
Clinton has worn the hats of both the Cubs and Yankees. The 2016 World Series begins Tuesday, and Hillary Clinton will rooting for the Chicago Cubs to break the Curse of the Billy Goat and end its 108-year title drought. On Saturday, Nick Merrill, Clinton’s traveling secretary, posted a photo of the former secretary aboard her campaign plane as she watched the Cubs clinch their World Series berth on a staffer’s smartphone.