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Filipino fishermen may be able to return to Scarborough Shoal, says Duterte

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said Saturday he would not sever his nation's alliance with the United States, as he clarified his announcement that he planned to "separate". He let loose again at U.S. and European critics of his war on crime. President Duterte's four-day official visit to China last week generated $24 billion in commitments that, should they materialize, could lead to the creation of 2 million jobs in the next five years.

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Trump, Clinton Mostly Civil at Al Smith Dinner After Fiery Debate

But Trump drew some boos and jeers in the Waldorf-Astoria ballroom when he referred to Clinton being "so corrupt" and said without apparent humour that she was appearing at the event "pretending not to hate Catholics" - a line delivered during a benefit for the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of NY.

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At least 13 dead in horror tour bus crash in California

She described them as a kind, close-knit family. California Highway Patrol Officer Stephanie Hamilton tells the Desert Sun newspaper in Palm Springs (http://desert.sn/2ekf1LI ) that the driver was an owner of USA Holiday, based near Los Angeles .

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A little rain, cooler temperatures in store today in Wyandotte County

Saturday and Sunday will feature sunshine in full supply, the high Saturday will be in the lower 70s, followed by upper 70s Sunday . With the rainfall, expect some wet snow to mix in, with a brief changeover to all snow possible. The high in Stamford on Wednesday was 82 degrees. The dry weather comes to an end, as showers and storms look likely as we head into Wednesday .

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Father sentenced to 1503 years in prison in daughter's rape

Lopez's daughter, who is now 23, told the court: "When my father abused me, I was young". Rene Lopez, of Fresno, California , was handed the historic sentence after being found guilty in September by a jury of 186 felony counts of sexual assault.

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U.S. election 2016: We are behind, says Trump campaign

Recent opinion polls show a tight race in the state, with Clinton leading by 47 percent to 43 percent. Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has added the New Yorker to her list of endorsers, which already includes Vogue and 182 daily newspapers.

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Two officers shot in Lincoln County Sunday night; conditions now unknown

Sheriff's officials in Lincoln County say two officers were shot responding to a shots fired call. Authorities in Lincoln County were searching for Michael Vance. Vance carjacked a woman, shot her and drove off. He was held on child sexual assault allegations. Lincoln County Sheriff Charlie Dougherty told reporters Vance then drove to a nearby mobile home park, where he carjacked a woman and fled in her auto, a white Lincoln Town vehicle with a blue top.

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Hillary, Trump poke fun at each other at Catholic charity roast

Trump told the audience that during the debate "I called Hillary a nasty woman, and after listening to her go on and on and on, I don't dislike Rosie O'Donnell so much any more". Clinton and Trump are coming off an evening of stinging humor at a white-tie charity event in NY where they traded jokes and jabs at what is meant to be a friendly roast - and where Trump was booed.

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SP headed for split as family power struggle intensifies

Earlier, Samajwadi Party general secretary Ram Gopal Yadav on Sunday wrote a letter to his colleagues saying the future of the party lay with incumbent Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav . One insider said all efforts to bring peace in the Samajwadi Party were effectively over now and that the party may he headed for a vertical split between the two generations.

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Samajwadi Party headed for split as family power struggle intensifies

Akhilesh supporters who raised slogans against Mulayam when Shivpal was appointed state president last month, were promptly expelled but Akhilesh has now given the Janeshwar Misra Trust office, which is behind the SP state office, to the expelled leaders from where they continue with their "anti-party and pro-Akhilesh activities".

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Driver in deadly crash owned tour bus

Abele said that maintenance work on the highway had caused traffic to slow down some as the bus and the truck were traveling towards Los Angeles, shortly after 5 a.m. It posts about trips leaving the Los Angeles area to casinos in the Southern California desert area and Las Vegas. An owner from the tour bus company was reportedly driving the vehicle in question, according to Stephanie Hamilton, a CHP officer quoted on scene.

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Trump deflects From 2005 recording in Sunday's Debate

The billionaire real-estate developer said that if he wins he will arrange for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate what he called her illegal activities, such as use and improper destruction of private emails while Clinton was secretary of state.

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FBI Investigating Terror in Connecticut Plane Crash

Flight instructor Arian Prevalla survived the East Hartford crash yesterday. His cousin, who did not want to be named, said that Freitekh had moved to the United States to pursue his dream of being a pilot and spoke to his character, saying, " He was a good person, kind and helpful ", and "He wasn't religious at all".

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Americans freed in Yemen, flown to Oman

However, a Pentagon official later said only that the vessels "detected possible inbound missile threats and deployed appropriate defensive measures". It was a particularly shocking incident in a conflict that has killed an estimated 4,000 civilians, where the Saudi-led, USA -supported coalition has hit marketplaces, hospitals and schools.

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USA warship targeted in failed missile attack from Yemen

The Houthi militia appeared to use small skiffs as spotters to help direct the missile attack on the warship. "The latest is there has been recent activity today with the Mason once again". On the heels of this week's failed missile attacks on a US Navy vessel, the Missile Defense Project at the Center for Strategic and International Studies published the following timeline illustrating the interceptions of ballistic missiles in Yemen .

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Trump supporters talk of civil war

One of the first distinctions made by Richard and others involved on both sides of the struggle to determine the outcome of the state's chaotic 2000 election is that Gore didn't have anything to do with the initial turn of events that led to the recount effort that delayed naming a victor in Florida.

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Why Paul Ryan Should Man Up on Behalf of the GOP

The best guess, absent a sea change in the presidential race, is a 10-15 seat Democratic pickup. Obama said he is "surprised and troubled" by Republican lawmakers he says are echoing their presidential nominee's positions on Russian Federation.

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Houthi rebels in Yemen fire missiles at USA warship

He also called on all states contributing to the war to seriously reconsider their support to the warring parties. This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed. Despite intensive air strikes and the reported deployment of several thousand coalition troops, Hadi´s forces have been unable to dislodge the rebels from Sanaa and other areas, though they were forced from the southern city of Aden.

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3 killed in Gwinnet County house fire

Sunday. The cause of the fire had not yet been determined, a Gwinnett County fire department spokesman said in a statement. At this time, Rutledge said they've not heard reports that anyone was able to escape. Four hours later, authorities said the fire was still an active scene. Tommy Rutledge, the flames were so intense when firefighters arrived, that crews had to battle the fire from the outside first with an aerial ladder in order to gain control.

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A day after becoming 49ers starting QB, Kaepernick signs revised contract

But Gabbert has been so poor this year that Kelly turned to Kaepernick to right the ship - though we don't know if he had any contact with the 49ers' front office about that. Mole this over: Why didn't Kelly announce the switch from Blaine Gabbert to Colin Kaepernick later in the week to possibly gain a competitive advantage? Kaepernick , 28, signed a six-year, $114 million contract with the 49ers before the 2015 season.

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Missiles fired at USA warship near Yemen, says US

Destroyer USS Mason , which was targeted by missiles fired from rebel-held territory while patrolling the Red Sea off the Yemeni coast. Yet following the initial reports , United States officials backtracked on whether there was such an attack.

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Wisconsin keeps Iowa out of end zone in win

Key play: Clement lost a fumble into the end zone while trying to stretch the ball across the goal line and Iowa's Desmond King recovered for a touchback. Coming off back to back losses against two of the best teams in the country, Wisconsin has faced on elf the toughest schedules of any team this season.

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Rain keeps wildfire from spreading in Nevada

No injuries or structural damage had been reported in the Emerald Fire. "The fire is out", said Brice Bennett, spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. Brian Sandoval declared a State of Emergency Friday. "There is zero containment on the Little Valley Fire". But he said the winds are expected to pick up again later in the day, and again Saturday.

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Testimony continues in former Penn State assistant's lawsuit

Ganter also testified that when O'Brien came on as head coach, he was told by O'Brien that the current Penn State coaches would be out. McQueary was put on paid administrative leave when Sandusky was charged and never returned to the football program.

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Republican Lead in Two Early Voting States Will Be Tested

The rally was held the day following the final debate, during which the issue of whether he would accept the election results came up. "Donald looks at the Statue of Liberty and sees a "4, '" Clinton joked". Michelle Obama made a speech and everyone loves it, it's fantastic. "My wife Melania gives the exact same speech, and people get on her case", he said to whoops and laughs.

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Philadelphia Eagles vs Minnesota Vikings

But in one of the surprises of this season , Bradford has turned what could've been lemons into cool, refreshing lemonade. Right now, it would appear that Dorial Green-Beckham is eating into Huff's snaps. Eagles NFL Week 7 showdown streaming live to their TV sets. "We just have to all play better and it starts with me". He's a great player, a very great person to me and my family.

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Kaine sees working with GOP as key to post-election healing

Fetterman spoke before Clinton on Saturday, saying, "If we get Hillary a blue Senate, then we get the Supreme Court to defend all those things that are so important to Democrats, like environmental protections, a woman's right to choose and Obamacare".

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Clinton holds double-digit lead over Trump in Va.

Trump's warnings about a rigged election appear to be having an effect: Despite leading in the poll , only 37.5 percent believe he will win, while 56.8 percent expect Clinton to win. Among women in the state, Clinton has almost double the percentage of Trump at 47-25 percent. The survey found that Clinton has the support of 88 percent of Democrats and Trump has the backing of 72 percent of Republicans.

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Accuse Donald Trump and it's a lawsuit for you

Trump pledged to deliver "at least 25 million jobs in one decade", tame illegal immigration, impose Congressional term limits, renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement - and repeal President Barack Obama's signature health care reform.

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What history says about refusing to accept presidential election outcomes

This year, civil-rights groups are broadening their efforts beyond perpetual battlegrounds like OH and Florida to conservative states like Texas, where they plan to field 200 volunteers to monitor polling sites in Houston's Harris County. "I believe in the pillars of our democracy, and that certainly includes our election system [and] it includes the jury system that I served as a prosecutor in front of", he said.

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70% of GOP voters say a Clinton victory means rigged vote

The tension between Trump and Ryan has complicated electoral prospects for the presidential nominee, who is denying accusations that he groped multiple women , and for congressional Republicans, who worry that Trump's unpopularity could endanger their control of the House and Senate.

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Good thing the clergy wasn't present when Clinton said this

Trump has said he's merely reserving the right to contest the results if the outcome is unclear or questionable. Clinton, who began the debate with a lead in almost all battleground states, forcefully accused Trump of favoring Russia's leader over American military and intelligence experts after the Republican nominee pointedly refused to accept the US government's assertion that Moscow has sought to meddle in the USA election.

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Pennsylvania Crews Monitor Ruptured Pipeline, Drinking Water

One man was killed. A water treatment plant near where a gasoline pipeline ruptured in Pennsylvania, spilling about 55,000 gallons into a creek, has been shut down as a precaution. Freak storms packing up to 100 miles per hour winds hi. Gov. Tom Wolf ordered the state's National Guard to help in the recovery efforts after the storms left a path of destruction, downing power lines, destroying vehicles, damaging railroad beds and triggering mudslides.

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Trump vows to sue all female accusers as 11th woman steps forward

Donald Trump vowed Saturday to sue every woman who has accused him of sexual assault or other lewd behavior. As Richard Branson has said, Trump has a freaky obsession with revenge, and he demonstrated that again today in Gettysburg , promising to get even with women who said he did things he had already bragged about doing - on tape.

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Trump team says 'we are behind' but can still win the race

Given the liberal dominance, newspaper endorsements have been hard to come by for Donald Trump but the GOP nominee bagged his first Saturday when the Las Vegas Review-Journal weighed in on the 2016 election. At the site of one of the Civil War's key battles, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump told an estimated crowd of 500 that today's America is almost as divided as it was then.


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