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Former presidents call for unity at hurricane aid concert

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) -- The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands....

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Funeral held for US soldier at center of Trump fight

COOPER CITY, Fla. (AP) -- Mourners Saturday remembered not only a U.S. soldier whose combat death in Africa led to a political fight between President Donald Trump and a Florida congresswoman but his three comrades who died with him....

Sunday, October 22, 2017




Foreigners who joined IS faced almost certain death in Raqqa

PARIS (AP) -- The forces fighting the remnants of the Islamic State group in Syria have tacit instructions on dealing with the foreigners who joined the extremist group by the thousands: Kill them on the battlefield....

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Trump has no plans to block scheduled release of JFK records

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump says he doesn't plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination....

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Astros reach World Series, top Yankees 4-0 in Game 7 of ALCS

HOUSTON (AP) -- Charlie Morton and Lance McCullers combined on a three-hitter, Jose Altuve and Evan Gattis homered and the Houston Astros reached the World Series for only the second time, blanking the New York Yankees 4-0 Saturday night in Game 7 of the AL Championship Series....

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan govt; residents aghast

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) -- Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia's separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede....

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Japan votes for lower house; Abe's party seen headed for win

TOKYO (AP) -- Voting in a general election started Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's right-wing ruling coalition a victory and possibly close to a two-thirds majority in parliament....

Sunday, October 22, 2017
Park hikers may have died in 'sympathetic murder-suicide'

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- Friends and relatives of a couple whose bodies were found in Joshua Tree National Park say they believe the two got lost while hiking in the sprawling desert park and struggled in the searing heat with little food or water before they died in a "sympathetic murder-suicide."...

Saturday, October 21, 2017
Chinese propaganda faces stiff competition from celebrities

HONG KONG (AP) -- When the propaganda film, "The Founding of an Army," hit theaters in China recently, the reaction wasn't quite what the ruling Communist Party might have hoped for....

Sunday, October 22, 2017