October 19th, 2018

World News

Girl dies after court allows more time on life support

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

FORT WORTH, Texas – A 9-year-old Texas girl at the centre of a three-week court battle with a hospital to keep her on life support has died hours after an appeals court allowed her parents more time to find a facility to maintain her life support. A spokeswoman for Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort ... Read More »

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Seeking to frame election, Trump calls Dems ‘too extreme’

By Zeke Miller, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

MESA, Ariz. – President Donald Trump, seeking to frame the choices for voters in the midterm elections, said Friday that Democrats are “too extreme and too dangerous” to take control of Congress. On a three-day swing out West to make his closing arguments for Republican candidates, Trump sought to hone in on immigration as one ... Read More »

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Mega Millions numbers for $1B jackpot announced

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

DES MOINES, Iowa – The Mega Millions numbers that could win an estimated $1 billion jackpot have been announced. They are 15 23 53 65 70 and Mega Ball 7. The jackpot is the second-largest lottery prize in U.S. lottery history. Mega Millions says it may take an hour or two to determine if there ... Read More »

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Trump: Saudi arrests in Khashoggi death a ‘good first step’

By Zeke Miller And Ashley Thomas, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

LUKE AIR FORCE BASE, Ariz. – President Donald Trump on Friday called Saudi Arabia’s announcement that suspects are in custody in the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi a “good first step” and said he would work with Congress on a U.S. response. The president spoke to the media at a defence roundtable in Arizona hours ... Read More »

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Saudis blame ‘fistfight’ for Jamal Khashoggi’s death

By Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

ISTANBUL – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom claimed early Saturday, finally admitting that the writer had been slain at its diplomatic post. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media ... Read More »

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Actor Bruce Dern hospitalized after fall while jogging

By The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

LOS ANGELES – Actor Bruce Dern has been hospitalized after a fall during his daily jog in Los Angeles. A representative for the 82-year-old Dern says he is still undergoing treatment at a local hospital on Friday. The Oscar-nominated actor’s representative says he is in good spirits. No further details were released. Dern starred in ... Read More »

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Silenced forever: Saudi Arabia admits Khashoggi is dead

By Sarah El Deeb, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

BEIRUT – Two days after Jamal Khashoggi vanished into the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, The Washington Post published a column featuring his byline and the headline “A missing voice.” The space below it was blank. That influential voice on Saudi affairs has been silenced forever after three decades as a writer, editor, commentator and media ... Read More »

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For 1st time, Saudis say Jamal Khashoggi killed in consulate

By Suzan Fraser, Sarah El Deeb And Jon Gambrell, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

ISTANBUL – Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi was killed in a “fistfight” in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul, the kingdom said early Saturday, acknowledging the writer’s death for the first time. Authorities said 18 Saudi suspects were in custody for his slaying and intelligence officials had been fired. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came ... Read More »

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Alaska’s independent governor drops re-election bid

By Becky Bohrer, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

JUNEAU, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Bill Walker dropped his re-election bid Friday, three days after the sudden resignation of his lieutenant governor over what Walker described as an inappropriate overture toward a woman. Walker’s announcement, made at the Alaska Federation of Natives conference in Anchorage shortly before Walker was to participate in a debate, was ... Read More »

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Saudis confirm Jamal Khashoggi was killed inside consulate

By Jon Gambrell And Suzan Fraser, The Associated Press on October 19th, 2018

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – Saudi Arabia acknowledged early Saturday that Saudi writer Jamal Khashoggi was killed in the Saudi Consulate in Istanbul in a fight, and said 18 Saudis were being held as suspects. The overnight announcements in Saudi state media came more than two weeks after Khashoggi entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul ... Read More »

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