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Author Of 'Guantanamo Diary' Released From Military Prison

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Mohamedou Slahi, author of a bestselling memoir recounting his imprisonment and torture by the United States government, has been sent home to his native Mauritania after more than 14 years in Guantánamo Bay. The memoir went on to be a best-seller in the U.S. Nancy Hollander, one of Slahi's attorneys, said her client "wants nothing more than to be with his family and rebuild his life". Read More »

Bad cable delays comeback rocket launch from Virginia

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Although the launch was supposed to take place in the USA state of Virginia, Bermuda is a monitoring station which provides crucial support for the mission, according to NASA , which has delayed the launch for Sunday night. NASA-TV will broadcast the launch live online . That cost was shared equally by NASA, Orbital and the Virginia Commercial Space Flight Authority. Ten minutes after launch, the cylindrical Cygnus craft separated from the second stage, heading for the station with 5,100 ... Read More »

His team's got bite, but Francona loses tooth with chew

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Francona says he had to see a dentist after Monday night's game because of a mishap earlier in the night. TORONTO (AP) - Enough talk about that toothless Toronto offense. Kluber pitched 6 1/3 scoreless innings in Game 1 on Friday. The 24-year-old left-hander was 11-8 with a 3.70 ERA with triple-A Columbus this season. Read More »

Obama to highlight record high school graduation rate

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On Monday, Obama encouraged students at Washington's Benjamin Banneker Academic High School not just to graduate , but to apply to college - and to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Graduation rates are also climbing nationwide. That same year, fourth- and eighth-graders lost ground on the NAEP math exam, the first declines since the federal government began administering the exam in 1990. Read More »

Trump challenges legitimacy of election

Democrats have pushed back on this rhetoric and charge that Trump is playing along with interference in the electoral process by Russian Federation, who the USA government says is behind the hacking of emails from political organizations. In his confidence that she would refuse, he gets to refute the suspicion of his own drug use by his willingness to take a drug test. "At the beginning of the last debate, she was all pumped up. Read More »

Hasbro Reports Highest Quarterly Revenue and Earnings in Company History

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Chairman, President and CEO, Brian Goldner, commented, "Innovative play experiences, engaging storytelling and global execution of Hasbro's Brand Blueprint continues to drive consumer and retailer demand for our brand portfolio". This is partly because of the fact that "Force Friday", a sales event that took place on September 30, was held during the third quarter of 2015 - while this year's event will be included in the company's fourth-quarter financials. Read More »

Charlottesville Ranked High In LGBTQ Support

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Charlottesville is ranked third in Virginia among the major localities. Differences found between the two years are a drop of three points for "Enforcement mechanism in Human Rights Commission", and two points in "City provides services to people living with HIV/AIDS". Read More »

NC Police Release Full, Graphic Video of Keith Lamont Scott Shooting

City leaders are backing CMPD's initiative and pledged to locate public or private money to pay for the assessment. The city says strong viewer discretion is recommended due to the graphic nature of the video. The footage does not appear to show a weapon that Scott might have been carrying, but an officer can be heard asking one of his colleagues to "stay right here with the gun". Read More »

Trump campaign denounces Ohio GOP chair, deepens party rift

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On Saturday, the Columbus Dispatch reported that Donald Trump's OH operation has parted ways with state Republican chairman Matt Borges. "As a leader of the local GOP and a member of the state committee that elects our state chairman, I understand that, despite the insinuation by a top Trump campaign staffer in OH, our party is providing the necessary resources in support of the Presidential campaign". Read More »

Trump adds West Allis event for Wisconsin swing

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The series of Twitter posts appeared created to stem the flow of GOP lawmakers who've said they won't vote for Trump or have urged him to exit the race since last week's release of a tape showing him using predatory language regarding women. Read More »

Allow New Jersey Residents to Register to Vote on Election Day

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The last major presidential election that did not feature an incumbent was in 2008, when 69,855 people in Coconino County registered to vote. In Rhode Island, more than a third of the users of its online registration system, which went live on August 1, came during the last week in September, according to the center. Read More »

Crews try to keep massive northern Nevada wildfire at bay

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Dozens of other homes remain threatened by the fire. Winds in the area are remaining strong, with gusts reaching about 50 miles per hour. Almost 10,000 residents were without power at one point. The fire delayed the start of the session. When safe conditions allow, crews are working to remove hazards from the highway and around homes, CAL Fire Information Officer Brice Bennett said. Read More »

GOP's Portman, Democrat Strickland, face off in 1st debate

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Strickland recalled that Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump said the people who negotiated America's trade deals are "stupid". "I thought that he (Portman) would get pinned down more but he's been sort of a Teflon candidate". "He had more to do with it than I did". The former governor defended his term as the state's chief executive - 2007 through 2010 - during which the country lost 8 million jobs while OH lost 350,000. Read More »

North Carolina governor: Flooded historic town will get help

After McCrory's tour of Tarboro, which is about 60 miles east of Raleigh, he confirmed 24 people have died across North Carolina because of Hurricane Matthew's flood waters. Edgecombe County officials announced Friday that a donation center is open through Saturday in Tarboro for hurricane victims. "However, those adminstratrive hurdles pale in comparison to the physical, emotional, and financial strain Chatham County residents faced in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew". Read More »

Judge dismisses Newtown families' lawsuit against gun maker

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Friday, a CT superior judge dismissed a civil lawsuit by the families of 10 of the victims against the maker of the gun used in the attack. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Read More »

Kim Kardashian-inspired robbery victim Halloween costume pulled

According to TMZ , this isn't the first time that Weeks' website has sold edgy Halloween costumes, but the Kim Kardashian robbery costume is the first that Weeks has ever pulled from the site. The "fun" Costumeish founder Johnathon Weeks is hoping for is the same uproar the company faced a year ago for its' Caitlyn Jenner and Cecil The Lion costumes he told TMZ Tuesday (Oct. Read More »

Obama Says Trump Came From Years of a GOP 'Swamp of Crazy'

She demanded a retraction and apology, and threatened to sue the publication over the first-person account by Natasha Stoynoff of an interview she did with Donald and Melania Trump at their home in Mar-a-Lago, Florida. He said you just have to be a decent human being. But that didn't stop a single protester from repeatedly shouting, "Bill Clinton is a rapist!" "...unless you're just being paid to be here", Obama added wryly. Read More »

Obama: Republicans deserve no credit for disavowing Trump

Anderson's account comes after several other women have reported that Trump groped or kissed them without their consent. Some Republican officials have withdrawn their endorsements of the nominee. The event was held early in the day as attendees were encouraged to immediately go to the county's nearby early voting center to cast their ballots while still worked up. Read More »

Suspects in deadly home invasion in Orange to appear in court

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Orange police responded to a call at ab out 9:15 a.m. on October 6 about a home invasion on Main Street that occurred the night before. Harty was killed in the attack; Fisher was seriously injured. The elderly couple targeted in a deadly home invasion last week were chosen because they had an older model vehicle with no Global Positioning System tracking, prosecutors said Friday. Read More »

Florida Court: Jury must unanimously agree on death penalty

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Supreme Court found Florida's death penalty law unconstitutional, as juries played only an advisory role in recommending life or death. Noting that the court also issued a separate ruling that grants a new sentencing to death row inmate Timothy Hurst - whose case prompted the U.S. Read More »

The best way to curb obesity is to make soda more expensive

Dr Bettcher says further positive outcomes would be felt in the health care sector with costs cut and revenues increased to "invest in health services". "You need something with real teeth, like a sugar tax to send the signal to the industry that it's time for you to step up, innovate and sell some products that aren't gonna make our children's health worse", Ms Genter said. Read More »

Amazon's holiday season hiring blitz includes 10000 in California

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The statewide hiring effort is part of a national blitz that Amazon said will result in filling 120,000 seasonal positions at its US fulfillment centers, sorting facilities and customer service sites. More than 14,000 seasonal workers were promoted to full-time roles after the holidays previous year, the company said. Full-time employees receive comprehensive benefits, including healthcare, 401 (k) with 50 percent match, stock awards and bonuses. Read More »

LAPD detective investigating NBA star found dead

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At the time of her death, Hernandez was one of the detectives investigating a rape allegation against National Basketball Association star Derrick Rose. Anand included in his request a letter from Hernandez , whom he identified as the officer investigating the case. The other two defendants, Randall Hampton and Ryan Allen , childhood friends of Rose's whom he now employs, were expected to testify later. Read More »

Baby dies when stroller plunges down NYC elevator shaft

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The auto was several floors down, 1010 WINS' Al Jones reported. The little baby and her mother had tumbled on top of the elevator vehicle. Both the mother and newborn fell a few feet onto the top of the vehicle. Residents say despite numerous complaints, nothing has been done to make the elevators safe, much less reliable. "I'm shocked right now". "It's not something I'm going to forget", said a disturbed firefighter who helped pull the baby and mother out. Read More »

GOP's Pence forging ahead in awkward relationship with Trump

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Talk show host Jerry Springer even suggested that Pence and Trump come on his notorious show to "talk things out". Trump contradicted Pence on Syria policy in the debate, signaling a divide on foreign policy issues on the GOP ticket. The furor places enormous pressure on Trump to try to tamp down a crisis sure to spill into Sunday night's presidential debate. Pence was scheduled to campaign in North Carolina on Monday as Trump stumps in Pennsylvania. Read More »

The Flash: The Biggest Changes (So Far!) Thanks to Flashpoint

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The rest of the episode attempts to set up an over arching villain that leaves the audience wondering who they are or why they're after Barry. So it's great to see that they're not allowing the show to become stale on a character level. Cisco hasn't fully forgiven Barry but he comes to help him fight the Rival as Vibe. This Zoom wannabe doesn't last all that long in Central City, but we're promised that Alchemy, er, I mean Doctor Alchemy (sorry, Cisco) will be restoring the powers of other ... Read More »

Cooler air expected Wednesday night

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Clouds look to stick around for much of the day with a chance for a few showers over the high elevations. Temperatures will only get back to the low 60s. Ahead of the front, we're expecting some showers and possible a few thunderstorms. Dry and warm conditions are expected for Friday night. High temperatures Friday should be in the lower 80s. Read More »

SUNY Polytechnic president resigns

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Kaloyeros submitted a letter of resignation Monday, according to a copy provided by his attorney. While he is officially out as head of SUNY Poly he technically is still a SUNY employee as a professor, though he now is on forced unpaid leave from that position as well. Read More »

Feds to bring criminal contempt charges against Arpaio

Federal prosecutors say they will charge him with contempt-of-court after he allegedly failed to obey a judge's order to halt controversial immigration policies that some say include racial profiling. Arpaio has acknowledged violating the order but insists it wasn't intentional. McDonald said he hopes to get the December 6 date pushed back, and he also hopes to present the case to a jury rather than a judge. Read More »