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  Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On Reporter   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:41:09 -0400

Eric Trump Tells Fox News Dad Was Having ‘Fun’ Hailing Assault On ReporterEric Trump insisted Friday on Fox News that his father was simply having "fun"



  New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh Confirmation   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:25:13 -0400

New York Man Arrested For Threatening To Kill Senators Over Kavanaugh ConfirmationLong Island resident Ronald DeRisi, 74, was arrested Friday and charged with



  Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's race   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:30:18 -0400

Georgia's fraught history with 'outsiders' shapes a tight governor's raceThe race for governor of Georgia, which rarely attracts much national interest, is suddenly exciting this year, with a charismatic Democratic candidate in Stacey Abrams facing off against a standard-issue Southern Republican, Brian Kemp.



  Photos of the week: 10/12 - 10/19   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:00:00 -0400

Photos of the week: 10/12 - 10/19Fallout over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi captured



  What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:46:25 -0400

What life is like today for man free after being convicted of murder at 14: Part 6Jordan Brown was released from detention at 18, and his conviction was overturned just this past July.



  Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing Date   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:01:31 -0400

Paul Manafort Appears In Wheelchair At Court Hearing For Sentencing DateFormer Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in court in a wheelchair



  Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victims   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:05:04 -0400

Crimea mourns Kerch school shooting victimsStudents wept over the coffins of classmates Friday at the funeral of 20 people killed in a school shooting in Crimea dubbed the “Russian Columbine,” the worst massacre of its kind in the region’s history.



  A $215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist Abuse   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:51:15 -0400

A $215 Million Settlement Proposed in Alleged USC Gynecologist AbuseAbout 500 current and former students have now made accusations against Tyndall



  At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern India   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:49:46 -0400

At least 59 killed as train hits crowd in northern IndiaVideo footage from the scene showed hundreds had gathered to watch the burning of an effigy as part of the Dussehra festival celebrations, when a commuter train ran through the crowd. The toll can rise," State police chief Suresh Arora told Reuters, adding emergency officials were still trying to ascertain the extent of the disaster on the outskirts of Amritsar in Punjab state. A Reuters witness at the scene saw bodies of victims strewn around rail tracks, friends and relatives stood around in shock, many were sobbing and appeared distraught.



  Houston Chronicle Endorses Beto O'Rourke For U.S. Senate   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:57:02 -0400

Houston Chronicle Endorses Beto O'Rourke For U.S. SenateAfter a long history of endorsing Republican candidates, the Houston Chronicle



  Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 Billion   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:15:52 -0400

Mega Millions Jackpot Hits Record $1 BillionThe Mega Millions jackpot has surged to a record $1 billion ahead of Friday



  Afghanistan elections delayed in Kandahar as nation braces for  polling day violence   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:41:03 -0400

Afghanistan elections delayed in Kandahar as nation braces for  polling day violenceVoting for parliamentary elections in Afghanistan's second city has been postponed after a key security official was assassinated and the country braced for widespread insurgent violence on polling day. Taliban commanders on Friday tried to further disrupt the election by issuing a nationwide demand for people to remain at home rather than head to the polls. The vote is seen as a test of president Ashraf Ghani's grip on the country after a grim year of soaring casualties among his forces and civilians and further encroachment by a buoyant Taliban. Dr Ghani's weary international backers, particularly Donald Trump, are desperate for signs of stability and progress after 17-years of pouring troops and money into the country. Yet preparations were dealt a severe blow on Thursday when Kandahar's powerful police chief, Gen Abdul Raziq, was shot dead in an insider attack claimed by the Taliban. Election workers prepare for the country's third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted Credit: Reuters Gen Raziq had been a bastion against Taliban encroachment in the region with a ruthless campaign against the insurgents which had largely stabilised Kandahar and made him the most powerful government figure in southern Afghanistan. The attack at a meeting with US commander, Gen Scott Miller, killed the local intelligence chief and critically wounded the provincial governor, wiping out the local leadership at a stroke. Kandahar, once considered the stronghold of the Taliban movement, was on edge the day after the attack, as funerals were held and officials decided to postpone voting for a week. The Taliban have vowed to disrupt an election they declare a sham and its military council issued a statement warning voters that “participation in this process is aiding the invaders”. It ordered Afghans to “remain indoors and desist from bringing out any means of transport”. A bloody or badly flawed election is predicted to strengthen the Taliban's hand in fledgling talks to find a political settlement to the conflict. More than nine million Afghans are registered to vote in what is only the third parliamentary poll since the Taliban were ousted after the 9/11 attacks. Around 2,500 candidates are standing for 249 seats in a parliament which has in the past decade gained a reputation for graft and greed. This year's polls have already been delayed since 2015 because of rifts within Dr Ghani's government and rows how to clean up the voting system. The vote sees a new generation of election hopefuls, many younger and better educated than previous candidates, take on an old guard frequently tainted with accusations of corruption or involvement in the bloodshed of the 1990s civil war. But the new generation also contains a raft of candidates whose fathers were formerly some of the country's most prominent Mujahideen warlords of the 1990s, and who have been towering figures of Afghan life for decades. This year's voting lists include children of notorious leaders including Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the Uzbek strongman Gen Abdul Rashid Dostum, and the Herat powerbroker Ismail Khan. Jamaluddin Hekmatyar, whose father is remembered for indiscriminately bombarding Kabul as he squabbled with his former comrades in the 1990s, is standing as a member of his father's Hezb-e Islami party. The 42-year-old told the Telegraph he had not gained his candidacy through nepotism and wanted to “represent the people and fight for their rights”. “I have learned from my father to fight for our values, each nation has the right to be independent and we must fight for a good future, no matter how long that fight would be but we should resist.” He said it was not for him to answer for the deeds of the Mujahideen commanders. “I think it’s not a good analysis if we say only Mujahideen leaders committed mistakes here, we should note foreigners role in Afghanistan too.” The possible rise of children whose fathers presided over the destruction of the 1990s is eyed warily by many Afghans. “There will be no deference between the Mujahideen leaders and their children,” said one Herat resident who lost two uncles during the barbarity of the 1990s, “they are just a shadow of their dads”. “Mujahideen leaders want to rule their policies through their children. They are all educated in the West by the money that their dads received by selling the blood of innocent Afghans.”



  US asks UN to prepare exit from Kosovo   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:59:05 -0400

US asks UN to prepare exit from KosovoThe United States has asked United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres to come up with an exit strategy for the UN's mission in Kosovo after a nearly two-decade presence there. US Ambassador Nikki Haley argued that UNMIK, as the mission is known, remains "unchanged" even though it "has long fulfilled its mandate" of supporting peace. Haley urged Guterres to "initiate a strategic review of UNMIK to develop an exit strategy," according to a letter dated October 9, a copy of which was obtained by AFP.



  President Trump Praises Melania for Staying 'So Cool' During Plane Mishap   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:18:17 -0400

President Trump Praises Melania for Staying 'So Cool' During Plane MishapFirst lady Melania Trump was not scared as the flight was forced to return to Andrews Air Force Base, the president said.



  South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Biting Off Former Girlfriend's Lip   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:31:48 -0400

South Carolina Man Pleads Guilty To Biting Off Former Girlfriend's LipA South Carolina man has been sentenced to 12 years in prison for biting off



  Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end a bumpy week mixed   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:07:28 -0400

Markets Right Now: US stock indexes end a bumpy week mixedNEW YORK (AP) — The latest on developments in financial markets (all times local):



  Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate Discovery   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:53:17 -0400

Remains of 63 Fetuses Found Hidden in a Detroit Funeral Home, a Week After a Similar, Separate DiscoveryIn total, officials said they found 36 fetuses stored in boxes and 27 found in freezers.



  Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowd   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:56:40 -0400

Indian officials exchange blame for train plowing into festival crowdPunjab state's Chief Minister Amarinder Singh told reporters on Saturday that 59 people had died with 57 injured in the accident and that an official inquiry would be carried out over the next four weeks. A large crowd had formed near the tracks on the city's fringe for the burning of effigies as part of a major Hindu festival on Friday when the train sped through the gathering in darkness, officials and witnesses said. Grieving relatives and residents, some of whom were still scouring the bloodied fields for belongings of their loved ones, said there was no warning from the train as it rolled down the tracks just as firecrackers exploded in the sky in the annual Dusshera festival.



  Saudis Claim Jamal Khashoggi Died During A Physical Altercation   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:31:54 -0400

Saudis Claim Jamal Khashoggi Died During A Physical AltercationThe missing Saudi journalist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi was killed



  Nevada residents drive to the California border in hopes to hit the jackpot   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:17:04 -0400

Nevada residents drive to the California border in hopes to hit the jackpotPeople drive down to Nevada-California border town Primm, Nevada, the closest location for many to purchase tickets for the Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots totalling over $1.3 billion.



  'At least 50' dead as train ploughs through festival crowd in India   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:46:01 -0400

'At least 50' dead as train ploughs through festival crowd in IndiaAt least 50 people were killed on Friday after a train ploughed into revellers celebrating a Hindu festival in northern India, police said, the latest major accident on the country's crumbling rail network. A crowd had gathered on railway tracks in the city of Amritsar in Punjab state to watch a fireworks show marking the Dussehra festival when the train barrelled down the line at speed. "There are more than 50 dead. The priority now is to take the injured to the hospital," Amritsar city police commissioner SS Srivastava told reporters. More than 60 people who were injured were being given emergency treatment at various hospitals across the city, he added. An AFP photographer at the scene said some victims had lost limbs in the accident while others suffered head wounds. A crowd gathers at the site of the train accident Credit: Prabhjot Gill/AP "There was a lot of noise as firecrackers were being let off and it appears they (victims) were unable to hear the approaching train," a police official told AFP on condition of anonymity. An eyewitness told a local TV channel there was "utter commotion" when the crowds noticed the train "coming very fast" towards them. "Everyone was running helter-skelter and suddenly the train crashed into the crowds of people," he said. Indian relatives and revellers gather around the bodies of the victims of a train accident during the Hindu festival of Dussehra in Amritsar  Credit: NARINDER NANU/AFP Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh ordered an investigation into the deadly accident and announced a monetary compensation of 500,000 rupees ($6800) each to the family of the victims. "We have reports that some 50-60 people have died. We have asked all hospitals to remain open through the night so that the injured can be treated," Singh told reporters. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said he was extremely saddened by the "heart-wrenching tragedy" and asked officials to provide immediate assistance to the injured. Some relatives of the deceased blamed the authorities for allowing a "big function" to be held next to the railway track. An eyewitness said people were taking pictures on their mobile phones and "they were not given any warning that they should not stand on the tracks." India's railway network is the world's fourth largest and remains the main form of travel in the vast country, but it is poorly funded and deadly accidents often occur. The country is home to hundreds of railway crossings that are unmanned and particularly accident prone, with people often ignoring oncoming train warnings.



  Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the polls   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 20:17:22 -0400

Afghanistan braces for militant attacks as voters go to the pollsAfghans are bracing for more deadly violence on Saturday as voters turn out for the long-delayed legislative election across the war-torn country that the Taliban has vowed to attack. Voting has been delayed in the southern province of Kandahar after a Taliban-claimed attack on a US-Afghan security meeting that killed three people, including General Abdul Raziq. General Scott Miller, the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan, escaped injury in the shooting, but 13 others were wounded.



  Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’   Sun, 21 Oct 2018 11:21:13 -0400

Russia: U.S. Withdrawal From Nuclear Treaty Would Be A ‘Very Dangerous Step’The risks to global security could be severe if the U.S. pulls out of the



  Cardi B Gives Out Coats and Sneakers at New York Housing Complex   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:03:35 -0400

Cardi B Gives Out Coats and Sneakers at New York Housing ComplexCardi B, who is originally from the Bronx, handed out coats at a housing complex in Brooklyn Thursday night.



  The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return home   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 22:30:07 -0400

The Latest: Honduran migrant says he wants to return homeTECUN UMAN, Guatemala (AP) — The Latest on a caravan of Central American migrants hoping to reach the United States (all times local):



  Stunning shots show crystal-clear waters in Norway's lakes and fjords   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:48:59 -0400

Stunning shots show crystal-clear waters in Norway's lakes and fjordsTomasz Furmanek works in an office most of the time, but when he’s free he often kayaks through the waters of Norway, capturing breathtaking images.



  Buffalo diocese submits documents to feds amid sex abuse allegations   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:38:44 -0400

Buffalo diocese submits documents to feds amid sex abuse allegationsThe diocese of Buffalo in New York state acknowledged Friday having received a demand for documents believed to be linked to a federal investigation into sexual abuse. On Thursday, the US for the first time opened a federal investigation into abuse committed by Catholic clergy, issuing a subpoena to dioceses in Pennsylvania two months after the publication of a report on decades of sexual abuse in the state. Local media in Buffalo earlier said they had obtained internal messages from the Buffalo diocese dated from May and June and indicating that the attorney's office had demanded documents related to allegations of clergy sex abuse.



  'Compelling Evidence' Points To Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Death, Says Ex-MI6 Chief   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 23:06:25 -0400

'Compelling Evidence' Points To Saudi Prince In Khashoggi Death, Says Ex-MI6 ChiefThe former head of Britain's foreign intelligence service MI6 believes "very



  White People, Stop Using 911 To Oppress Black People   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:13:28 -0400

White People, Stop Using 911 To Oppress Black PeopleIf there's one thing white people seem to love, it's calling the police on



  New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancer   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 10:30:00 -0400

New treatment offers up to ten months extra life for women with deadly breast cancerA new treatment could offer up to ten months extra life for women with one of the most aggressive forms of breast cancer, following a successful British trial. Using a combination of immunotherapy and chemotherapy, the body’s own immune system can be tuned to attack triple-negative breast cancer, scientists found. The research, carried out by Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) and St Bartholomew’s Hospital, also showed that the combined treatment reduced the risk of death or the cancer progressing by up to 40 per cent. Professor Peter Schmid, a professor of cancer medicine at QMUL and the author of the trial, described the results as a “massive step forward”. “Triple-negative breast cancer is an aggressive form of breast cancer; we have been desperately looking for better treatment options,” he said. “It is particularly tragic that those affected are often young, with many themselves having young families.” Triple-negative breast cancer is one of the most deadly forms of the disease and nearly one quarter of patients diagnosed will not survive for more than five years. The standard treatment for it is chemotherapy, which most patients quickly develop resistance to. If the disease spreads to other parts of the body, survival is typically only 12 to 15 months. But with the new treatment, researchers say that survival could be extended by up to ten months. Prof Schmid, who is clinical director of the Breast Cancer Centre at St Bartholomew’s Hospital, explained that he new treatment will “significantly extend lives compared to the standard treatment of chemotherapy alone.” “We are changing how triple-negative breast cancer is treated in proving for the first time that immune therapy has a substantial survival benefit,” he said. “In a combined treatment approach, we are using chemotherapy to tear away the tumour’s ‘immune-protective cloak’ to expose it as well as enabling people’s own immune system to get at it.” About | Breast cancer The new treatment combines the standard weekly chemotherapy with the immunotherapy medication atezolizumab which once every two weeks. The combination works by chemotherapy “roughening up” the surface of the cancer, which enables the immune system to better recognise and therefore fight the cancer as a foreign object. Following the results of this trial, which were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, the new treatment is now under review by health authorities who will decide whether to offer it on the NHS. Patients at St Bartholomew’s Hospital with triple-negative breast cancer are offered immunotherapy as part of ongoing trials. Triple negative breast cancer is more common in women under 40 and black women, according to Macmillan Cancer Support. It is one of the rarer forms of breast cancer, with around 15 per cent of breast cancers classified as triple negative.  



  Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 13:48:28 -0400

Somali Refugee Says Dunkin' Employee Called Police Because She Talked in Her Native Language"She was like, 'You can leave, or I'm calling the cops'"



  Twitter Agog At Trump Whopper That Californians Are 'Rioting' Over Sanctuary Cities   Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:58:04 -0400

Twitter Agog At Trump Whopper That Californians Are 'Rioting' Over Sanctuary CitiesPresident Donald Trump insisted Saturday at a Nevada campaign rally that



  Mnuchin says premature to comment on sanctions against Saudi Arabia   Sun, 21 Oct 2018 07:08:48 -0400

Mnuchin says premature to comment on sanctions against Saudi ArabiaMnuchin said information so far on the investigation was "a good first step but not enough" as Riyadh faced international pressure to disclose what happened to Khashoggi, who disappeared after he entered the Saudi consulate in Istanbul on Oct. 2. U.S. President Donald Trump emphasized on Saturday that he was not satisfied with the Saudis' handling of the case, further raising questions over whether he would act to impose sanctions on Saudi officials believed to be behind Khashoggi's death. "It would be premature to comment on sanctions and premature to comment on really any issues until we get further down the investigation and get to the bottom of what occurred," Mnuchin told reporters in Jerusalem at the start of a Middle East visit.



  The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 16:26:47 -0400

The Latest: Missouri version of radio ad avoids 'lynching'LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Latest on a radio ad that suggests white Democrats will lynch African-Americans if they win in midterm elections next month (all times local):



  9 Ways to Buy U.S. Marijuana Stocks   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 12:23:05 -0400

9 Ways to Buy U.S. Marijuana StocksMany cannabis stocks will see more upside in the fourth quarter while others remain undervalued by investors who are wary of the burgeoning industry. The trading season for so-called pot stocks is cyclical and typically kicks off in the fall, but got a jump-start this year when Constellation Brands (ticker: STZ) purchased a 38 percent stake in Canadian cannabis company Canopy Growth ( CGC) in August for $4 billion. Here are nine marijuana stocks and an exchange-traded fund that be good to add to a portfolio.



  'Mean Girls' Falsely Accused Pennsylvania Teen of Sexual Assault, Family Now Seeks Damages: Lawsuit   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:34:43 -0400

'Mean Girls' Falsely Accused Pennsylvania Teen of Sexual Assault, Family Now Seeks Damages: LawsuitThe Seneca Valley School District has maintained they took the right course of action in handling the sexual assault accusations.



  Gov. Bill Walker Drops Out Of Alaska Gubernatorial Race Less Than 3 Weeks Before Election   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:21:47 -0400

Gov. Bill Walker Drops Out Of Alaska Gubernatorial Race Less Than 3 Weeks Before ElectionAlaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) suspended his re-election campaign on Friday.



  Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously Awry   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 05:40:10 -0400

Ted Cruz's Facebook Live Broadcast Goes Hilariously AwrySen. Ted Cruz's (R-Texas) team sure knows how to botch a Facebook Live



  Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lull   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 20:08:04 -0400

Israel reopens people, goods crossings to Gaza after lullIsrael ordered the country's goods and people border crossings with Gaza to be opened on Sunday, just four days after shuttering them following a Palestinian rocket attack that sparked retaliatory air strikes. The move followed efforts to prevent an escalation in violence that has raised fears of a new war between Israel and the Palestinian territory's Islamist rulers Hamas. "The decision comes after a decrease in the violent events in Gaza over the weekend and efforts Hamas made to restrain" demonstrators, Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman's office said in a statement.



  This fifth grader's baked potato costume is better than whatever you've planned for Halloween   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:00:00 -0400

This fifth grader's baked potato costume is better than whatever you've planned for HalloweenThis is One Good Thing , a weekly column where we tell you about one of the few nice things that happened this week. Halloween is fast approaching and while you may think your planned costume's impressive, there's a very good chance it won't top this fifth grader who dressed as a baked potato. Reddit user seal2781, a 24-year-old named Celia, recently shared a throwback Halloween picture from 2004 — the year she followed her heart and dressed as a baked potato wrapped in foil with a li'l pat of butter on top. Precious! Delicious! All around wholesome! The costume is one of the closest things we've seen to absolute Halloween perfection, and the kind of ensemble we should all strive to put together this time of year. If you're having doubts about how great it is, we're not exaggerating. See for yourself... SEE ALSO: This Kevin from 'The Office' Halloween costume for babies needs to exist IRL Celia told Mashable via Reddit that she fashioned the wearable baked potato for her elementary school Halloween costume contest. The costume won first prize and for that, she received a whole $5!  "The day before the contest I decided I wanted to be a baked potato," she wrote. "I'm not really sure why — I just thought it would be funny." She says her dad Ron helped make the costume out of cardboard boxes. "We covered the boxes in wide plastic wrap to hold it all together, and then covered it in foil and added the fluff and brown paper 'skin.' The pad of butter was just a small pizza box covered in yellow cellophane paper." The baked potato has everything you'd want from a good costume. The homemade aspect shows off your resourceful side, it'll give people a good laugh, and you'll also stand out from a crowd of store bought superheroes, princesses, and more. Though it does have one downfall... "The main thing I remember about the costume was how hot it was. I really felt like a baked potato wearing it," Celia said. But still, an overall success. Celia's family has been cranking out next-level costumes for years, she explained, recalling her brother's most memorable ensemble: a massive five-foot tall baseball bat. Stunning. Image: seal2781/reddit Want more clever culture writing beamed directly to your inbox? Sign up here for the twice-weekly Click Click Click newsletter. It's fun – we promise. WATCH: Nightmares Fear Factory continues to serve us amazing haunted-house reaction photos



  Migrant caravan vows to remain on border crossing without food or water until Mexican authorities grant access   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 13:02:56 -0400

Migrant caravan vows to remain on border crossing without food or water until Mexican authorities grant accessThousands of migrants making their way towards the United States remain stuck on a river crossing between Guatemala and Mexico without food or water.  The migrants, part of a caravan of around 4,000 people, have vowed to remain there until Mexican authorities grant them entry into the country  despite conditions on the bridge worsening with a growing pile up of  rubbish and no bathrooms.  Tensions flared on the Suchiate river crossing late on Friday when the migrants attempted to force their way across the border and Mexican riot police threw tear gas at the crowd.  Meanwhile, many Hondurans, mostly men, swam across the river and remain on the riverbank on Saturday, on the Mexican side of the border, waiting  for the rest of the caravan to cross.  Around 200 people who did manage cross, mainly women and children, were taken to an immigration centre, where their details were recorded. Around 200 were taken to a detention centre - thousands more remain on the bridge Credit: AP They were later transported to a convention centre located in the city of Tapachula, an hour’s drive from the border, that has been turned into a makeshift shelter.  The remaining migrants - thought to number about 3,000 - have also moved about 30 feet back from the Mexican border gate, in order to avoid repeating the chaos caused on Friday night.  Selvin Flores, a 35-year-old Honduran shopkeeper, said people who "were  causing disorder" have been expelled from the group and handed over to  Guatemalan police. Honduran migrants heading in a caravan to the US, hold up a crying baby while they struggle to cross one of the gates of the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge in Ciudad Hidalgo Credit: AFP The caravan formed last Saturday in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, and arrived  in Guatemala on Monday. Migrants within the group have said they are bound for the United States, seeking work and fleeing political corruption and  violence.  The caravan has drawn the ire of President Donald Trump, who threatened to  shut down America's southwest border if Mexico did not halt the group, despite the huge impact it would have on trade flows between the two countries.  Migrant caravan He also repeated a threat to suspend foreign aid to the governments of  Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador if they fail to act.  Mr Trump has been focusing on immigration as he campaigns for Republican candidates ahead of November's midterm elections. He has called the attempt to enter the US an "assault on our country" at rallies and stressed that tackling immigration was far more important to him than trade.  Aerial view of the Honduran migrant caravan heading to the US Credit: AFP The president's administration has struggled to tackle the worsening  immigration numbers as Mr Trump hits the limits of what he is able to legally do without the support of Congress.  The issue has caused a deep rift among Mr Trump's top advisers, culminating  in a heated row between his chief of staff John Kelly and national security  adviser John Bolton last week.  Mr Trump on Saturday blamed "obstructionist" Democrats for the failure to  tackle the issue. "We could write up and agree to new immigration laws in  less than one hour. Look at the needless pain and suffering that they are  causing. Look at the horrors taking place on the Border," he said.  If the Democrats would stop being obstructionists and come together, we could write up and agree to new immigration laws in less than one hour. Look at the needless pain and suffering that they are causing. Look at the horrors taking place on the Border. Chuck & Nancy, call me!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 20, 2018 After the caravan’s leaders, Bartolo Fuentes, a former Congressman, and  Juan Carlos Lopez, were arrested by the Guatemalan authorities and deported to Honduras, there has been a notable absence of leadership within the  group.  On Friday night, tensions and scuffles erupted as exhausted Hondurans, many  of whom are traveling with young children, braced themselves to spend the  night on the bridge. A Honduran migrant heading in a caravan to the US, is lowered down the Guatemala-Mexico international border bridge with a rope into the Suchiate river, to swim or board a raft to reach Mexico Credit: AFP A group of women began to sing and pray in an effort  to calm the situation. “I felt very scared. I kept running back and forth because I’m not used to  this mayhem”, said Heidy Marleny Castro, 44, who is travelling with her two  youngest children, aged 8 and 13. “We’re going to stay here until we get  help, no matter how long it takes. If need to endure hunger and thirst, so  be it,” she said.  Like many other Hondurans, Mrs Castro is fleeing rampant violence as  well as poverty. Two of her children were murdered in 2015.  With a total of 3,791 murders in 2017 (a murder rate of 42.8 per 100,000  inhabitants), Honduras is one of the most dangerous countries in the world.  Tensions on the border became heated on Friday night Credit: Reuters Although the caravan’s goal is to reach the United States, some Hondurans  have said they would be willing to apply for working visas in Mexico, after newly elected president Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador promised to provide job  opportunities to Central Americans.  “If we’re given the opportunity to reach Mexico, at least we’ll be in a  safer place”, said Mrs Castro. “We’re here because we have no other choice. We want a better life for our children." 



  15 No-Fail Housewarming Gifts You Can Buy on Amazon   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 15:10:19 -0400

15 No-Fail Housewarming Gifts You Can Buy on Amazon



  Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequate   Sun, 21 Oct 2018 01:47:03 -0400

Trump, Europeans call Saudi account of Khashoggi death inadequateSaudi Arabia said early on Saturday that Khashoggi, a critic of the country's de facto ruler Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, had died in a fight inside the building. Germany called that explanation "inadequate" and questioned whether countries should sell arms to Saudi Arabia, while France and the European Union urged an in-depth investigation to find out what happened to the Washington Post columnist after he entered the consulate on Oct. 2 for documents for his marriage. Turkish officials suspect Khashoggi, a Saudi national and U.S. resident, was killed inside the consulate by a team of Saudi agents and his body cut up.



  The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 17:53:11 -0400

The Latest: Man gets life for Walmart shooting that killed 3BRIGHTON, Colo. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing of a man who shot and killed three people in a suburban Denver Walmart (all times local):



  F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: A Killer in the Sky (So Why Aren't They Selling?)   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 08:04:00 -0400

F/A-18E/F Super Hornet: A Killer in the Sky (So Why Aren't They Selling?)A good question.



  Voters Don't Seem To Care About Nancy Pelosi. She Might Still Be In Trouble.   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 14:49:04 -0400

Voters Don't Seem To Care About Nancy Pelosi. She Might Still Be In Trouble.WASHINGTON ― Even if Democrats win the House this November, Minority Leader



  Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian Site   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 18:24:25 -0400

Rep. Steve King Goes Full White Nationalist In Interview With Austrian SiteRep. Steve King (R-Iowa) visited Austria in August and gave an extensive



  11-year-old arrested for his pregnant soon-to-be stepmother's murder: Part 1   Fri, 19 Oct 2018 19:30:49 -0400

11-year-old arrested for his pregnant soon-to-be stepmother's murder: Part 1Twenty-six-year-old Kenzie Houk had been shot in the back of the head, and police charged Jordan Brown, the son of Houk's fiancÃ?(c), for her murder.



  Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar System   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 02:16:32 -0400

Mercury mission to explore origin of Solar SystemIs Mercury's core liquid or solid, and why -- on the smallest planet in our solar system -- is it so big? What can the planet closest to the Sun tell us about how our solar system came into being? An unmanned European-Japanese space mission, dubbed BepiColombo, blasted off early Saturday morning from French Guiana, to probe these and other mysteries.



  Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violations   Sat, 20 Oct 2018 17:45:26 -0400

Donald Trump says US to withdraw from nuclear weapons pact due to Russian violationsDonald Trump on Saturday announced the US is to pull out of a landmark nuclear agreement with Russia, accusing the Kremlin of violating its terms. Mr Trump did not offer specific details on how Moscow had violated the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty, but during the past four years America has repeatedly argued that Russia has been in breach of the agreement with its aggressive actions against former Soviet states in Europe. "Russia has violated the agreement. They have been violating it for many years," said Mr Trump after a campaign rally in Nevada.  "And we're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement and go out and do weapons and we're not allowed to." Mr Trump hinted that the only way forward might be to include China in a new treaty. Donald Trump talks to reporters before leaving Nevada Credit: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters "We'll have to develop those weapons, unless Russia comes to us and China comes to us and they all come to us and say let's really get smart and let's none of us develop those weapons. But if Russia's doing it and if China's doing it, and we're adhering to the agreement, that's unacceptable," he said. Mr Trump's announcement came as his national security adviser John Bolton was heading to Russia to meet officials.  The historic 1987 treaty was followed by a landmark meeting between President Ronald Reagan and Russian leader Mikhail Gorbachev. It was seen as a key step in ending the Cold War and some fear that withdrawing from the pact will fuel increased weapons development between China, Russia and the US. The agreement was designed to help protect the security of the US and its allies in Europe and the Far East. John Bolton Credit: AFP It prohibits the United States and Russia from possessing, producing or test-flying ground-launched cruise missiles with a range of 300 to 3,400 miles. However it also curbed America's ability to respond to Chinese activity in the Western Pacific, including its attempts to keep American naval forces at bay. As China was not a signatory to the treaty it has faced no limits on developing intermediate-range nuclear missiles, which have the potential to travel thousands of miles. Mr Trump's recent predecessor Barack Obama chose not to exit the nuclear agreement because of objections from European nations, in particular Germany, and due to fears of a renewed arms race.  However Mr Trump's senior staff, including Jim Mattis, defence secretary, have repeatedly broached the subject in recent weeks, highlighting Russia's "untenable" violations of the agreement.