Hurricane Ophelia heading to Ireland, then Scotland – CNN

CNN Hurricane Ophelia heading to Ireland, then ScotlandCNN(CNN) Hurricane Ophelia continued moving east toward Ireland on Sunday as officials there announced school closings, prepared for flooding — and planned for power outages. Ophelia's position is the farthest east that a major hurricane has traveled in …Ophelia, strongest eastern Atlantic hurricane on record, roars toward IrelandWashington PostHurricane Ophelia: Fresh warnings as powerful storm heads to UKBBC NewsHurricane Ophelia 2017 tracks closer to Ireland with 85 mph windsAL.comU.S. News & World Report –NPR –BBC News –Independent.ieall 298 news articles » ..News Source http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEs6xcH_kzktkuTENRF59mgiv8nSQ&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779638353136&ei=rdPjWeiqHsXQqALFl4HACw&url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/15/europe/hurricane-ophelia/index.html

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Why Bannon could have more influence on Trump from outside the White House – CNN

CNN Why Bannon could have more influence on Trump from outside the White HouseCNNWashington (CNN) Golf diplomacy, a key assist for Nancy Pelosi, big questions about what the White House would accept in a bipartisan health care deal and behind-the-curtain details of President Trump's relationship with former chief strategist Stephen …'It's not my war; this is our war': Bannon threatens McConnell, Corker and GOP incumbentsWashington Post'This Week' Transcript 10-15-17: Nikki Haley, Nancy Pelosi, and Susan CollinsABC NewsBannon's Playbook: How He'll Wreck the GOP EstablishmentNBCNews.comBusiness Insider –TIME –Politico –CBS Newsall 291 news articles » ..News Source…

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Woody Allen Says He Feels ‘Sad’ for All In Weinstein Scandal — Including Harvey Weinstein – PEOPLE.com

PEOPLE.com Woody Allen Says He Feels 'Sad' for All In Weinstein Scandal — Including Harvey WeinsteinPEOPLE.comWoody Allen says he's “sad for everyone involved” in Harvey Weinstein sexual misconduct scandal — including the mogul himself. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that [his] life is so messed up,” Allen, 81, told the BBC in …British Actress Lysette Anthony Accuses Harvey Weinstein of Years-Long Harassment After Raping Her in Her HomeVultureBritish actor Lysette Anthony accuses Weinstein of rapeCNNKate Winslet says not thanking Weinstein for her Oscar was…

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Truck bombs in Somalia’s capital kill at least 189 – Washington Post

NAIROBI — Two truck bombs in Somalia’s capital killed at least 189 people, the deadliest attacks in the country’s decade-long war with Islamist extremists, signaling that the insurgency is far from defeated despite years of U.S. counterterrorism operations. Nearly all of the dead were killed by the first bomb, which exploded Saturday outside a popular hotel near a busy intersection in Mogadishu. The second truck bomb killed a few more people nearby. The Somali capital is a frequent target of attacks by al-Shabab, an extremist group linked to al-Qaeda, but residents said they quickly discerned that…

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Tillerson: US trying to stay in Iran deal – CNN

To continue using CNN.com, you need to update your web browser or use a different one. You may want to try one of the following alternatives: Microsoft Edge (Windows only) The latest version of Microsoft Internet Explorer (Windows only) Google Chrome Mozilla Firefox ..News Source http://news.google.com/news/url?sa=t&fd=R&ct2=us&usg=AFQjCNEUJJxAB-kJIRqC-dnfTM95_7Axhw&clid=c3a7d30bb8a4878e06b80cf16b898331&cid=52779637633544&ei=t4jjWar7GJfvqgKfurDIDw&url=http://www.cnn.com/2017/10/15/politics/rex-tillerson-iran-nuclear-agreement-cnntv/index.html

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Hillary Clinton blasts Trump over Iran, Korea policies – Politico

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, pictured in June, said President Donald Trump’s approach to Iran “giv[es] Iran the spotlight, the aggrieved party spotlight.” | Drew Angerer/Getty Images By DAVID COHEN 10/15/2017 10:41 AM EDT Updated 10/15/2017 11:11 AM EDT 2017-10-15T11:11-0400 Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton blasted President Donald Trump’s approach to Iran and North Korea as ill-conceived and irresponsible. In an interview taped Wednesday that aired Sunday on CNN’s “Fareed Zakaria GPS,” the defeated 2016 presidential candidate said, “Why on Earth would we want two nuclear challenges with…

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Amber Alert issued for missing Prince William Co. girl, believed to be in extreme danger – WTOP

WASHINGTON — An Amber Alert has been issued by Virginia State Police for a possible child abduction. Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz, a 16-year-old girl, is believed to have been taken against her will and is in extreme danger. Sinahi Aguilar-Cruz of Woodbridge, Virginia. (Courtesy Virginia State Police) Aguilar-Cruz was last seen at 14807 Danville Rd, Woodbridge, Virginia, around 1:40 a.m. Police say she was likely abducted by Roberto Medrano Segovia, a 21-year-old man. Aguilar-Cruz is 5-foot-2 with brown eyes and long, straight, brown hair. She was last seen wearing a white and…

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Trump gambles with ObamaCare moves – The Hill

Frustrated by Congress’s inaction on ObamaCare repeal, President Trump is taking a big political risk in using his authority to dismantle the health-care law piece by piece. Democrats say Trump now owns ObamaCare, bearing responsibility for any problems that arise in the system, including higher premiums and insurer exits.  “Republicans in the House and Senate now own the health-care system in this country from top to bottom,” Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerOvernight Health Care: Schumer calls for tying ObamaCare fix to children’s health insurance | Puerto Rico’s…

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Woody Allen is ‘sad’ for Harvey Weinstein amid sexual assault scandal – New York Daily News

Woody Allen has RSVP’d as one of the few attendees of the Harvey Weinstein pity party. Allen feels “sad” for the disgraced producer, who has been accused of sexual harassment, sexual assault and rape by more than a dozen women. “The whole Harvey Weinstein thing is very sad for everybody involved,” the 81-year-old director told the BBC. “Tragic for the poor women that were involved, sad for Harvey that his life is so messed up. There’s no winners in that, it’s just very, very sad and tragic for those poor…

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GOP lawmakers walk the line between defying Trump and alienating their base – Washington Post

TULSA — Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) believes some of President Trump’s recent threats against the media run contrary to the Bill of Rights. Unlike some Republican senators, you won’t hear him question Trump’s character or fitness for office as a result. But Lankford has not shied away from pointing out, if sometimes indirectly, where he and Trump diverge. “I see that as against the First Amendment,” Lankford said of Trump’s recent tweet suggesting that TV networks’“licenses” should be revoked because of “Fake News” reporting. “I don’t want anyone, from any…

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‘SNL’ Goes After ‘Well-Dressed Skin Tag’ Weinstein, Stages Pence Walkouts – NPR

In an It spoof, Kate McKinnon returns as Kellyanne Conway-turned-Pennywise, this time haunting Anderson Cooper to get some airtime. NBC/Will Heath/NBC hide caption toggle caption NBC/Will Heath/NBC In an It spoof, Kate McKinnon returns as Kellyanne Conway-turned-Pennywise, this time haunting Anderson Cooper to get some airtime. NBC/Will Heath/NBC After the show’s silence on the Harvey Weinstein allegations last week, the pressure was on for Saturday Night Live to tackle Hollywood’s sexual assault problem. People on social media quickly criticized the comedy staple for not addressing the glaring news in its…

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Afghan Taliban deny former hostage’s claims of murder, rape – Reuters

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) – A Taliban spokesman denied on Sunday accusations by a Canadian man that one of his children had been murdered and his wife raped while they were being held captive by militants who kidnapped them in Afghanistan in 2012. Joshua Boyle and his American wife, Caitlan Coleman, were held by the Haqqani network, a semi-independent wing of the Afghan Taliban, before being rescued by Pakistani troops in northwest Pakistan, near the Afghan border, last week. Boyle told reporters soon after he, his wife and their three children…

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Death toll rises after Somalia explosion – Fox News

Residents examine the scene of an explosion in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, Oct. 14, 2017.  (Reuters) Reacting to a truck bomb in Somalia’s capital that killed at least 53 people Saturday, the U.S. government has joined a group of nations in condemning the attack. “Such cowardly attacks reinvigorate the commitment of the United States to assist our Somali and African Union partners to combat the scourge of terrorism,” the U.S. mission to Somalia said in a statement. The U.S. military this year has stepped up drone strikes and…

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North Korea calls Trump a ‘strangler of peace’ – CNN

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‘Saturday Night Live’s’ Trump Responds to Eminem’s Freestyle – Variety

Alec Baldwin was back on “Saturday Night Live” this week and wasted no time packing a lot of Donald Trump’s recent headlines, from challenging Rex Tillerson to an IQ test to “reclaiming Christmas”– all at once. He even had a response to Eminem’s BET Hip Hop Awards cypher. “Eminem apparently did a freestyle rap on the bet network the other day, and very soon I’m going to release a response rap on the white entertainment network HGTV so watch your back, Eminem,” Baldwin’s Trump said. Baldwin appeared as Trump in the show’s…

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Virginia State University on lockdown after 1 person shot, police say – CBS News

Police respond to a shooting on the campus of Virginia State University on Sat., Oct. 14, 2017. WTVR-TV Last Updated Oct 15, 2017 12:33 AM EDT The campus at Virginia State University (VSU) in Petersburg, Virginia, remains on lockdown after a shooting occurred Saturday night, police say. At least one person was shot and has non life-threatening injuries, according to CBS affiliate WTVR-TV in Richmond, Virginia. VSU police posted a message on Twitter updating the community to say that the scene is still active and urged people to avoid the area:…

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Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive California wildfires – Los Angeles Times

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled Saturday to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week. Strong winds kicked up overnight in the central Napa Valley region, causing some fires to spread and triggering evacuations in Sonoma and elsewhere, officials said. Fire officials feared that winds forecast for Saturday would be similar to those that stoked the first flames on Oct. 8 and that have since exploded to more than 15 fires that have scorched 220,000 acres, destroyed…

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Death toll rises to 40 as firefighters continue to battle massive Northern California wild fires – Los Angeles Times

As the death toll rose to 40, firefighters struggled Saturday to get the upper hand against several massive wildfires that have ravaged Northern California for almost a week. Strong winds kicked up overnight in the central Napa Valley region, causing some fires to spread and triggering evacuations in Sonoma and elsewhere, officials said. Fire officials feared that winds forecast for Saturday would be similar to those that stoked the first flames last Sunday night, which have since exploded to more than 15 fires that have scorched 220,000 acres, destroyed an…

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After Booting Harvey Weinstein, Academy May Have to Confront Other Problematic Members – Hollywood Reporter

THR’s awards columnist Scott Feinberg assesses the landscape of a post-Harvey Academy. In the wake of a slew of allegations of sexual harassment, assault and rape that have emerged over the last 10 days, Harvey Weinstein has been expelled from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, the organization that hosts and votes for the Oscars, with which he was virtually synonymous throughout his four decades in the business. Since its founding in 1927, the Academy has only previously expelled one other member: Carmine Caridi, an actor who violated…

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Approach to Iran exposes growing irritation between US and allies – Washington Post

Just before President Trump announced on Friday that he would decertify the Iran nuclear deal, French President Emmanuel Macron called his counterpart in Tehran to offer reassurance, Macron’s office said in a statement. No matter what Trump said, he told Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Europe would continue to back the agreement. The Europeans were only interested in Iran’s money, Trump scoffed to reporters later that day. Macron, he said, had also called him. “I said: ‘Look, Emmanuel, they just gave Renault a lot of money,’ ” Trump related, referring to a…

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