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  • British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit
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    British PM May says Scotland will have no veto over Brexit

    Prime Minister Theresa May said she will listen to Scotland's concerns over Britain's exit from the European Union but that the devolved Scottish government will not have a veto over the Brexit negotiations. Scotland wants to have more detail about how the British government plans to leave the

  • Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions
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    Regional SAARC summit postponed amid rising Pakistani-Indian tensions

    By Mehreen Zahra-Malik ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A summit of South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) leaders set for Islamabad in November has been postponed indefinitely, the Pakistani government said on Friday, amid rising tension between arch-rivals India and Pakistan. India's foreign

  • In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia
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    In ex-Soviet Georgia, pope issues veiled criticism of Russia

    By Philip Pullella and Margarita Antidze TBILISI (Reuters) - Pope Francis called for respect for international law and the sovereign rights of nations as he arrived in Georgia on Friday, an implicit criticism of Russia, which keeps troops in two breakaway areas of the ex-Soviet state. Russia, which

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why newspapers are breaking traditions for candidate endorsements

    In 34 years, USA Today has never endorsed a presidential candidate. This year, one of the candidates – Republican nominee Donald Trump – is, by unanimous consensus of the Editorial Board, unfit for the presidency," the board writes, citing habits such as "traffic[king] in prejudice,"

  • Christian Science Monitor

    What does an 'apology cake' say about Taser policy in America?

    For perhaps the first time ever, a former Florida cop's baking skills (or lack thereof) made national news, after he allegedly sent an apology cake to a woman he accidentally tased in 2015. Although sheriff’s deputy Michael Wohlers resigned after the incident took place, his confection apology did

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Peace proves elusive after clashes in Kashmir stir India-Pakistan tensions

    Skirmishes between India and Pakistan have erupted in past weeks in the disputed region of Kashmir, renewing conflict between the two nuclear powers. The troops, said India, killed several militants before melting back across the LoC. Or perhaps that wasn't the case at all: Pakistani officials,

  • Christian Science Monitor

    Why some cities thrive as economic engines

    If Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump agree on one thing, it is the need to speed up the US economy. A new report from the Brookings Institution might help voters to ask which candidate can better help unlock the potential of all US cities. The Brookings report looked at the world’s 123 largest metro

  • Associated Press

    The Latest: Matthew now a powerful Category 4 hurricane

    MIAMI (AP) — The Latest on Hurricane Matthew (all times local):

  • Powerful Hurricane Matthew on Caribbean track toward Jamaica
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    Powerful Hurricane Matthew on Caribbean track toward Jamaica

    KINGSTON, Jamaica (AP) — Hurricane Matthew grew into a powerful Category 4 storm on Friday as it crossed the Caribbean Sea on a course that could have it pounding Jamaica within days.

  • American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup
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    American sweep and European rally at Ryder Cup

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Even with the first opening-session sweep in four decades, the Americans were reminded anew Friday that no lead is safe in the Ryder Cup.

  • Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life
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    Young mother killed when train crashed fought for life

    HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) — Fabiola Bittar de Kroon fought for her life as she lay trapped among the wreckage of the Hoboken Terminal.

  • France pushes UN draft resolution on Aleppo ceasefire
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    France pushes UN draft resolution on Aleppo ceasefire

    France on Friday discussed a UN draft resolution on imposing a ceasefire in Syria's battleground city of Aleppo with Russia, the United States and the two other permanent Security Council members, diplomats said. The draft text calls for a cessation of hostilities in Aleppo, where the Syrian army

  • Ranieri challenges superstitious Vardy
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    Ranieri challenges superstitious Vardy

    Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri has challenged Jamie Vardy to prove his curious pre-match drinking ritual still works by ending his goal drought against Southampton on Sunday. Vardy revealed in his new autobiography that he superstitiously drank a glass of port out of a Lucozade bottle the night

  • 76ers' Ben Simmons breaks bone in right foot
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    76ers' Ben Simmons breaks bone in right foot

    Ben Simmons has a broken bone in his right foot and its unknown how long the No. 1 overall pick will be sidelined for the Philadelphia 76ers.

  • California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man
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    California police show videos of fatal shooting of black man

    EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Police released two videos Friday showing an officer fatally shooting an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb and said they hoped showing the footage would ease escalating tensions.

  • Ryder Cup Capsules
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    Ryder Cup Capsules

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — A capsule look at Friday's matches from the Ryder Cup:

  • Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo detainee asks Uruguay for answers
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    Hunger-striking ex-Gitmo detainee asks Uruguay for answers

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — A hunger-striking former Guantanamo prisoner is threatening to stop drinking liquids to press Uruguay's government into allowing him to leave the South American country and reunite with his family.

  • Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'
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    Russia said to send more warplanes to Syria, diplomacy 'on life support'

    By Dmitry Solovyov and Ellen Francis MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet. Fighting continued

  • Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught
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    Children of Syria's Aleppo bear brunt of violent onslaught

    BEIRUT (AP) — The 6-year-old girl was found trapped under the rubble of her home, destroyed by an airstrike in Syria's rebel-held city of Aleppo. "Dust!" she wailed as rescue workers pried away the stones and debris on top of her, finally freeing her and placing her on a stretcher as she

  • 5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy
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    5 soldiers killed in attack on Mexican army convoy

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — The sons of imprisoned drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman were likely behind a brazen ambush on a military convoy using grenades and high-powered guns that left five soldiers dead and 10 wounded on Friday, officials said.

  • Egypt militant group claims prosecutor bombing
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    Egypt militant group claims prosecutor bombing

    An Egyptian militant group said on Friday that it tried to assassinate the deputy prosecutor general with a car bomb, a day after the blast in a Cairo suburb. The prosecutor, Zakareya Azmi, was unharmed.

  • Associated Press

    FBI returns to home of man charged in bombings in 2 states

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Federal investigators are again gathering evidence from the home of a man charged with setting off bombs in New York and New Jersey.

  • NHL, NHLPA expect World Cup of Hockey to return in 2020
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    NHL, NHLPA expect World Cup of Hockey to return in 2020

    TORONTO (AP) — The World Cup of Hockey will return, without a doubt, and avoid another 12-year break.

  • The Latest: Euros mix and match pairs as Americans stand pat
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    The Latest: Euros mix and match pairs as Americans stand pat

    CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — The Latest on the Ryder Cup (all times local):

  • Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city
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    Mother sues airline for flying 5-year-old son to wrong city

    NEW YORK (AP) — A woman has filed a lawsuit against JetBlue Airways for mixing up her 5-year-old son with another boy and flying him to the wrong city.