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Correction: Afghanistan story
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — In a story Oct. 4 about the bombing of a hospital run by Doctors Without Borders in the Afghan city of Kunduz, The Associated Press reported erroneously that AP video appeared to show weaponry in the windows of the medical facility. Further review of the images cast doubt on whether they were rifles and a machine gun or simply debris from the bombing.
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Spring heat raises Vic bushfire risk
HEAT and high winds continue to pose a significant fire threat across Victoria, the state's emergency management commissioner says.
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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Jeb Bush follows Donald Trump on Twitter but that's a one-way street: Trump mainly follows people with a connection to himself. Ted Cruz's follow list is a big tea party, though he keeps an eye on President Barack Obama, too.
Hillary Clinton says House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s suggestion that the select committee investigating Benghazi was summoned to derail her 2016 presidential bid is “deeply distressing” because it dishonors the four Americans who died in the terror attacks.
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Torrential rainfall that South Carolina's governor called a once-in-a-millennium downpour triggered flooding in the southeastern U.S. state on Sunday, causing at least eight deaths in the Carolinas. The storm had dumped more than 20 inches (50 cm) of rain in parts of central South Carolina since Friday, the National Weather Service said. South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley said parts of the state were hit with rainfall that would be expected to occur once in 1,000 years, with the Congaree River at its highest level since 1936.
By Susan Cooper Eastman JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard more than three days ago, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. There was no sighting of the El Faro or any lifeboats, Tim Nolan, president of ship's owner Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, said in a statement. With no word on the fate of the crew, relatives gathered at a seafarers' union hall in Jacksonville, Florida where an emotional meeting was held late on Sunday afternoon with the Coast Guard and Tote Maritime executives.
By Courtney Sherwood and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The gunman who killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon community college committed suicide after a shootout with police who arrived within five minutes and exchanged fire with him almost immediately, authorities said. Investigators had previously said the 26-year-old shooter was killed by the officers who raced to the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which ranks as the deadliest among dozens of U.S. mass shootings in the past two years. Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin told a news conference on Saturday the state medical examiner had determined that the gunman, Christopher Harper-Mercer, took his own life.
Donald Trump continues to court Second Amendment supporters in the wake of last week’s deadly shooting in Oregon, suggesting the teachers at Umpqua Community College should have been armed — just like he is.
Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — The U.S. and Afghan governments vowed Sunday to jointly investigate the attack on a hospital in Kunduz that killed 22 people, as street-by street battles continued between government forces and Taliban fighters and officials warned of a looming humanitarian crisis for civilians trapped in the city
President Barack Obama has promised a full investigation into an apparent US air strike on an Afghan hospital that killed 19 people, a bombing which the UN said could amount to a war crime. Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said patients burned to death in their beds during a raid that continued for more than an hour early Saturday, even after US and Afghan authorities were informed the hospital had been hit. Afghan forces, backed up by their NATO allies, claimed to have wrestled back control of the city.
SANTA CATARINA PINULA, Guatemala (AP) — Rescue workers using shovels and pickaxes recovered more bodies from the rubble of a collapsed hillside on the outskirts of Guatemala City on Saturday as an official said the death toll had risen to 69 with another 350 people believed missing.
A suspected US air strike on a hospital in the Afghan city of Kunduz killed 19 people Saturday, medical charity MSF said, a bombardment the UN condemned as "inexcusable, and possibly even criminal". The US has promised a "full investigation" into the bombing at the facility, a key lifeline that has been running beyond capacity during fighting that saw the Taliban seize control of the northern provincial capital for several days. The attack early Saturday left the building engulfed in flames, and dozens more people seriously wounded, with photos posted by Medecins Sans Frontieres (Doctors Without Borders) showing their staff shocked and dazed.
GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — Republican presidential hopeful Carly Fiorina has spent the last two weeks repeating an erroneous description of videos secretly recorded by anti-abortion activists. That seems bound to continue as she makes her opposition to Planned Parenthood a centerpiece of her 2016 campaign.
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‘Your amazing spirit will live on forever’
THE three-year-old son of hit-run victim Andrea Lehane has helped wheel her coffin from the church where she was married, as devastated family farewelled her.
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First, Let’s Get Rid Of All the Bosses
The New Republic goes inside a radical experiment at Zappos, in Las Vegas, to end the office workplace as we know it.
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Turkey says Russian warplane violated its airspace
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian warplane violated Turkish airspace near the Syrian border, prompting Ankara to scramble two F-16 jets to intercept it and summon Moscow's ambassador in protest, the foreign ministry said on Monday.
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A sexy Scooby-Doo? Is nothing sacred anymore?!
Somehow I don't think this "Minnie Mouse" costume was approved by Disney:
This Cruella de Vil seems to have more of a latex fetish than a fur fetish:
So, I guess the collars and leashes aren't for the dogs?
By the terror in Patrick's eyes, he is clearly not happy about being split open and made into a costume:
Is this supposed to be a Seven Dwarfs costume or a Coachella costume?
Tickets for Next Year’s Glastonbury Music Festival Sold Out in Just 32 Minutes
But some returned tickets will become available during an official resale in the spring
It took just half an hour for 118,200 standard Glastonbury tickets to sell out on Sunday — just long enough to listen to Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” four times.
If you were not lucky enough to push through the crowded website and secure a ticket, do not lose hope yet. There are other ways to visit the festival next June, according to the Telegraph.
While tickets are non-transferable, canceled or returned tickets will become available during an official resale scheduled for spring 2016, according to the festival’s website. The resale for the last festival happened on April 19. But beware, it sold out in 11 minutes.
Organizers warned that no other sites or agencies are allowed to sell tickets, so avoid unofficial or personal sales.
The only other way of getting in without a ticket is to be aged 12 or younger.