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Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump visits the Kent County Republican Headquarters, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Grand Rapids, Mich. (AP Photo/John Locher)GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — Donald Trump is encouraging voters to check out a "sex tape" featuring the former beauty queen with whom he's feuding. Hillary Clinton's campaign is suggesting that a better rental is the adult film in which Trump himself appears.


 

New Zealand's Ross Taylor (right) plays a shot during the second day of the second Test match between India and New Zealand at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, on October 1, 2016Indian bowlers made early inroads into the New Zealand batting to leave the visitors reeling at 85 for four at tea on day two of the second Test in Kolkata Saturday. The visitors were still trailing India, who posted 316 in their first innings, by 295 runs when rain interrupted play, forcing the umpires to call for an early break. Stand-in-skipper Ross Taylor was unbeaten on 30 after losing his partner Luke Ronchi for 35 when a steady drizzle began falling over Kolkata's Eden Gardens stadium.


 
BEIJING (AP) — Mi Jung Hur birdied the par-5 18th hole for a 6-under 67 and a one-stroke lead over Brooke Henderson on Saturday in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.
 

Pope Francis arrives to celebrate a Mass at the Meskhi stadium in Tbilisi, Georgia, on Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016. The pontiff is traveling to Georgia and Azerbaijan for a three-day visit. (AP Photo/Ivan Sekretarev)TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — Pope Francis' efforts to improve relations with the Georgian Orthodox Church suffered a public setback Saturday after the patriarchate decided not to send an official delegation to his Mass and repeated that Orthodox faithful cannot participate in Catholic services.


 

A man walks on the rubble of damaged buildings after an airstrike on the rebel held al-Qaterji neighbourhood of AleppoRussian war planes struck rebel held areas north of Aleppo on Saturday as the army shelled the besieged old quarter in a major offensive, rebels and a monitoring group said. The air strikes focused on major supply lines into rebel-held areas - the Castello Road and Malah district - while fighting raged in the Suleiman al Halabi neighborhood, the front line to the north of Aleppo's Old City. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based group that monitors the war, reported heavy bombardment by government forces and "back and forth" fighting in the Suleiman al-Halabi neighborhood.


 

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte won elections in May in a landslide after a campaign dominated by his pledge to eradicate drugs by killing tens of thousands of peoplePhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte refused to back down Saturday over his stated desire to slaughter millions of people, as global condemnation built against him likening his crime war with Hitler's efforts to exterminate Jews. Facing a fierce international backlash, Duterte's spokesman released a statement insisting the president did not want to be compared with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler but confirmed he was prepared to kill three million people in his crime war. "We do not wish to diminish the profound loss of six million Jews in the Holocaust," presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella said in a statement.


 

People walk on the rubble of damaged buildings in the rebel held area of al-Kalaseh neighbourhood of AleppoBy Dmitry Solovyov and Ellen Francis MOSCOW/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia is sending more warplanes to Syria to ramp up its air campaign, a Russian newspaper reported on Friday, as the United States said diplomacy to halt the violence was "on life support" but not dead yet. Fighting continued to intensify a week into a new Russian-backed Syrian government offensive to capture rebel-held eastern Aleppo and crush the last urban stronghold of a revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that began in 2011. Moscow and Assad spurned a U.S.-Russian brokered ceasefire agreed to this month and launched attacks on rebel-held areas in Aleppo in potentially the most decisive battle in the Syrian civil war.


 

An Indian soldier keeps vigil at an outpost near the border with Pakistan border in AbdullianIndian and Pakistani troops exchanged fresh fire across their border Saturday as UN chief Ban Ki-moon offered to mediate between the nuclear-armed neighbours following an alarming spike in tensions. Two days after Indian troops carried out a series of strikes across the Pakistani side of their dividing line in disputed Kashmir, officials said there had been cross-border skirmishes further south. "There was small arms fire and mortar shells fire from across the border in Akhnoor sector which lasted for around two hours," Pawan Kotwal, a top civilian official in India's Jammu and Kashmir state, told AFP.


 

Singapore’s Dr. Ng Eng Hen, Minister for Defense, speaks at a press conference at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 in Honolulu. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (AP) — Countries need to look for practical ways to defuse incidents in the South China Sea, where China is pitted against smaller neighbors in multiple disputes over islands, Singapore's defense minister said.


 

A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept testThe United States and South Korea are destined to "pay the price" for their decision to deploy an advanced missile defense system which will inevitably prompt a "counter attack", China's top newspaper said on Saturday. Tension on the Korean peninsula has been high this year, beginning with North Korea's fourth nuclear test in January, which was followed by a satellite launch, a string of tests of various missiles, and its fifth and largest nuclear test last month. In July, South Korea agreed with the United States to deploy the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) anti-missile system to protect against any North Korean threats.


 

Brock Turner - the former Stanford University student - served just three months of his six-month sentence for raping an intoxicated and unconscious womanCalifornia's governor has signed a measure mandating prison time for people who rape unconscious or intoxicated victims, the fallout in the case of an ex-Stanford student athlete that sparked widespread outrage. Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation Friday, just weeks after 21-year-old Brock Turner, formerly on the Stanford swim team, was released from jail. Turner served just three months of his six-month sentence for raping an intoxicated and unconscious 22-year-old woman behind a dumpster at a fraternity house.


 
The fifth week of the college football season offers arguably the best lineup of games since the opening weekend. With so many top 10 teams facing each other, this week could provide some clues on which teams have legitimate College Football Playoff aspirations.
 

New York Mets' Jeurys Familia (27), James Loney (28), Yoenis Cespedes (52), Juan Lagares (12), Jose Reyes (7) and Asdrubal Cabrera (13) celebrate after the Mets defeated the Philadelphia Phillies 5-1 in a baseball game Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)A look at what's happening around the majors today:


 

This March 21, 1961, file photo, shows an aerial view of Wrigley Field baseball stadium in Los Angeles. Far less famous than its namesake stadium in Chicago, this was another minor-league park that was temporary home for the expansion Los Angeles Angels their first season. The Angels moved to Dodger Stadium the following year as tenants to the city's other major league team until Anaheim Stadium opened in 1966. (AP Photo/File)There are a handful of stadiums in Major League Baseball's modern era that were used for fewer seasons than Atlanta's Turner Field, which has been home of the Braves since 1997.


 

ADVANCE FOR SATURDAY, OCT. 1 - In this July 19, 1996, file photo, American swimmer Janet Evans , right, looks on as Muhammad Ali lights the Olympic flame during the 1996 Summer Olympic Games opening ceremony in Atlanta. Turner Field began its brief life as the main stadium for the 1996 Summer Olympics. After just two decades as the home of the Atlanta Braves, it's headed for another transformation. The Braves are moving to the suburbs next season, leaving the Ted to Georgia State University. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File)On Sunday, the Braves will play their last game at Turner Field and the stadium will move on to its next chapter, likely as a college football field. Since it opened for the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, it's been the site of many memorable moments:


 

Syria's conflict has killed more than 300,000 people and displaced over half the populationHeavy artillery exchanges rocked Syria's battleground second city Aleppo throughout the night as government forces pressed a two-pronged assault on rebel-held districts, an AFP correspondent reported on Saturday. The government's offensive to recapture the whole of Aleppo has been bolstered by its Russian ally's rejection of Western demands for a halt to its deadly bombing campaign in support of the advancing troops. About 250,000 residents are living under siege by the army in the rebel-held east, and around 1.2 million face daily rocket fire by the rebels on the government-held west.


 
By Tife Owolabi YENAGOA, Nigeria (Reuters) - Crude oil production at Nigeria's Warri refinery in the country's restive Niger Delta region has not been affected by an explosion heard near the site, the country's oil labour union said on Friday. The explosion heard by locals late on Thursday follows a series of attacks on oil and gas facilities in the Niger Delta by militants that have cut the OPEC member's crude oil production by about a third. For now no production is affected," said Cogent Ojobor, zonal chairman of the Nigeria Union of Petroleum and Natural Gas Workers (NUPENG).
 

Europe’s Rory McIlroy reacts after making his putt to win his match 3 & 2 during a four-balls match at the Ryder Cup golf tournament Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Sweep, then almost swept.


 

Mauritania's President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz meets with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang at the Great Hall of the People in BeijingBy Kissima Diagana NOUAKCHOTT (Reuters) - Mauritanian President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz has said any change to the Saharan nation's constitution must go to a referendum, after opposition leaders reacted angrily to a plea by his justice minister that he be allowed to run for a third term. Abdel Aziz made the declaration late on Thursday at the opening of an "inclusive national dialogue" at which delegates from the government, opposition and civil society are to discuss possible changes to the constitution. "The proposals and recommendations that require constitutional amendments will be submitted to popular plebiscite via a referendum," said Abdel Aziz, an important Western ally in the fight against al Qaeda-linked Islamists in the Sahara.


 

Hurricane Matthew in the Caribbean Sea at 1845 GMT on September 29, 2016Hurricane Matthew, the most powerful storm to tear across the Caribbean since 2007, picked up strength overnight as it barreled towards Jamaica and Haiti, US monitors said Saturday. Matthew, swirling off the northern coast of Colombia and Venezuela and forecast to make a turn towards the northwest, was packing winds of 160 miles (260 kilometers) per hour with higher gusts, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its 0600 GMT bulletin. The center of Matthew was located 90 miles northwest of Punta Gallinas, Colombia, and 430 miles southeast of Kingston, Jamaica, the NHC said.


 

Liberia's President Johnson-Sirleaf waits to address the 71st United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New YorkBy Kieran Guilbert DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Women's rights activists in Liberia on Friday welcomed a new law creating parliamentary seats reserved for women, young people and people with disabilities, in a country where women are poorly represented in politics despite having a female leader. Liberia's House of Representatives on Thursday passed the Equal Representation and Participation Bill, creating five seats for female politicians, one for youths and one for people with disabilities in the nation's lower house of parliament, according to the United Nations agency U.N. Women. "The long-awaited passage of this bill is great news for women in Liberia," said Mary Wandia, programme manager at the rights group Equality Now.


 

Niger soldiers guard with their weapons pointed towards the border with neighbouring Nigeria, near the town of DiffaA joint military operation between Chad and Niger has killed 123 Boko Haram militants since July and recovered a significant quantity of weapons, Niger's Defence Ministry said on Friday. Allied Chadian-Nigerien forces launched an offensive against the Islamists after a surprise attack in Niger killed 30 of the country's troops in early June, its deadliest ever attack there. Defence Ministry spokesman Colonel Moustapha Ledru said 14 of the two nations' own troops had also died and 39 had been wounded in fighting with the Nigerian militant group over the same period.


 

Sharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under fierce pressure from unmanaged commercial fishingSharks may elicit less sympathy than elephants or rhinos, but experts say the feared predators are under increasing pressure from unmanaged commercial fishing and desperately in need of further protection. Unregulated fishing and international trade in shark products for human consumption have led to a precipitous drop in numbers. Sharks are slow-growing and slow to reproduce, and the market for their body parts - especially fins and gill plates - are driving overfishing.


 

Indian workers from Bihar state gather in a New Delhi hotel after the Indian government repatriated them from Saudi ArabiaThey left India for Saudi Arabia with big dreams, but have returned with only harrowing tales after an oil price slump threw the economy into turmoil, leaving thousands of poor migrant labourers stranded. The workers from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and the Philippines were left destitute, without enough money to get home or even to buy food after losing their jobs. This week around 40 workers from the impoverished east Indian state of Bihar finally arrived home with stories of being "left to die" by their employer Saudi Oger, the once-mighty firm led by Lebanon's billionaire former prime minister Saad Hariri.


 
California regulators have changed course and opened a pathway for the public to get self-driving cars of the future that lack a steering wheel or pedals.
 
The fatal shooting by police of Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man, has brought attention to El Cajon, a diverse suburb of San Diego that has seen a surge of refugees, many from Iraq and more recently ...
 

Police killing shakes diverse San Diego suburbThe family of an unarmed black man fatally shot by police is like thousands who have transformed the suburban San Diego city of El Cajon: Refugees from a strife-torn country. The family of 38-year-old ...


 
A moment-by-moment breakdown of events shown in two videos released Friday showing an El Cajon, California, police officer shooting and killing Alfred Olango, an unarmed black man. One is surveillance ...
 

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner delivers against the Los Angeles Dodgers during the first inning of a baseball game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/D. Ross Cameron)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Madison Bumgarner wants another even-year World Series championship. That's what drives him, not the milestones and accolades he piles up along the way.


 

March planned in memory of man shot by police in CaliforniaAlfred Olango, the unarmed black man shot and killed by police in a suburb of San Diego, will be remembered in a demonstration Saturday organized by clergy members and supporters of Olango's family. The ...


 

Spain's Socialist Party (PSOE) leader Pedro Sanchez speaks during a press conferences following the party's federal executive meeting at the PSOE Headquarter in Madrid on September 5, 2016Spain's crisis-hit Socialists are gathering for a key meeting on Saturday that may help end the country's prolonged political deadlock and decide the fate of embattled party leader Pedro Sanchez. The roughly 300 members of the party's federal committee - its de-facto parliament - have been summoned to the Socialist headquarters in Madrid for a showdown between allies of Sanchez and opponents who want him out. The outcome could see the party lift its veto on a new government led by acting conservative Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, a move that could be key to unblocking Spain's nine-month political paralysis.


 

Mega-Hurricane Matthew threatens Jamaica, Haiti, CubaHurricane Matthew is roaring across the Caribbean Sea as a monster Category 5 storm on a course that puts Jamaica, as well as parts of Haiti and Cuba, in the path of its potentially devastating winds and ...


 

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a rally, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Novi, Mich. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump's five-day feud with a former beauty queen is only the latest example of his insistence on airing and re-airing his grievances no matter the political cost.


 

Washington wide receiver John Ross (1) celebrates with wide receiver Andre Baccellia (19) after Ross caught a pass for a touchdown against Stanford in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren)SEATTLE (AP) — Washington stayed quiet. Stanford was just the next opponent, the Huskies said, and there was no extra meaning or motivation.


 

FILE - In this April 2, 2016, file photo, The Mormon Tabernacle Choir performs during the opening session of the two-day Mormon church conference in Salt Lake City. Mormons gather for a twice-yearly conference to hear spiritual guidance from top leaders during a testy presidential election and as society grapples with issues of race and sexuality. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mormons are gathering in Salt Lake City to listen to speeches from church leaders at a twice-yearly conference.


 

Jasmine Abdullah protests the police outside of Orange Grove Gardens Apartment complex while detectives investigate the death of a black man in Pasadena, Calif., on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. A witness says it occurred after a struggle with police. A sheriff's statement says the death of the unidentified man occurred about 2 a.m. Friday but gives no details. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)PASADENA, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with a knife and reported to be bipolar died after a struggle with Pasadena police officers who were called to an apartment following reports of a disturbance.


 

A photo of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, is seen at a makeshift memorial at the parking lot where he was shot in El Cajon, CaliforniaBy Patrick Fallon EL CAJON, Calif. (Reuters) - Authorities on Friday released two videos of police shooting an unarmed black man dead in El Cajon, California, but the grainy footage, much of it without sound, was not likely to pacify community outrage over the incident. Police and prosecutors said an investigation was still under way into the fatal shooting on Tuesday of Ugandan-born Alfred Olango, 38, and that no decision had been made on whether to criminally charge the officers involved. "This is as difficult a situation as any law enforcement officer will ever encounter and it's one we never seek," El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis told a news conference.


 

FILE- In this Aug. 30, 2016 file photo, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla. speaks at a primary election party, in Kissimmee, Fla. Patrick Murphy, a Democratic congressman with little name recognition, is struggling to stop Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Democratic congressman with little name recognition is struggling to stop Florida's GOP Sen. Marco Rubio from being re-elected as Republicans pour millions into adds attacking the underdog — Patrick Murphy.


 

Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore testifies during his ethics trial before the Alabama Court of the Judiciary at the Alabama Judicial Building in Montgomery, Ala., on Wednesday Sept. 28, 2016. He is accused of encouraging judges to defy the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling legalizing gay marriage. (Mickey Welsh/Montgomery Advertiser via AP, Pool)MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.


 

The Latest: Fourth night of protests of police shootingThe Latest on a police shooting of an unarmed black man in a San Diego suburb (all times local): 10 p.m. At least 100 people are out on the streets of El Cajon, California, for a fourth night of protests ...


 

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