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News : Offbeat

Mnuchin to Travel to Saudi Arabia to Reinforce Ties, Despite Uproar Over Khashoggi Killing

Sunday  15:20,   21 october 2018
nytimes

Treasury Secretary Steven T. Mnuchin defended the visit, saying the economic and strategic relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia was too important to be cast aside. The trip to Riyadh comes as Saudi Arabia is facing intense global... >>>

GOP Candidates Play Defense Over Health Care

Sunday  14:55,   21 october 2018
online.wsj

Many Republicans are urgently trying to reassure voters they want to save the protections in President Obama’s 2010 health law. Democrats are pouring on ads to remind the electorate of the GOP push to repeal the... >>>

DRC rebels kill 13, abduct a dozen children in Ebola epicentre

Sunday  14:20,   21 october 2018
aljazeera

Congolese rebels have killed 13 civilians and abducted a dozen children in an attack at the centre of the latest deadly Ebola outbreak, the Democratic Republic of the Congo's (DRC) military... >>>

Democrats slide in battle for Senate

Sunday  13:55,   21 october 2018
thehill

The battle for control of the Senate is looking worse and worse for Democrats, who just a month ago saw a path to the majority but now increasingly look like they could lose more seats and have a smaller minority next... >>>

Super PACs see bipartisan fundraising boom ahead of midterms

Sunday  13:30,   21 october 2018
politico

The fight over the House and the Senate has energized political... >>>

Gwinnett Police officer Antwan Toney shot and killed in shooting in unincorporated Snellville

Sunday  13:30,   21 october 2018
11alive

A Gwinnett Police officer killed while confronting a suspicious vehicle near Shiloh Middle School in unincorporated Snellville has been identified as Officer Antwan Toney. He had been with the department for nearly 3 years, according to Gwinnett... >>>

Germany Signals Military Sales to Saudi Arabia on Hold for Now

Sunday  13:30,   21 october 2018
bloomberg

Germany signaled it’s suspending exports of military equipment to Saudi Arabia pending investigations into the death of government critic Jamal Khashoggi. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) {... >>>

Google Assistant may soon have a web app for lists and notes

Sunday  13:20,   21 october 2018
engadget

Google Assistant might soon have its own list- and note-taking functions instead of leaning on third-party apps. The 9to5Google team has sifted through the Google search app's code to discover an unannounced "Lists and Notes" web app for Assistant... >>>

Russia: US nuclear treaty plan 'dangerous'

Sunday  13:20,   21 october 2018
bbc

Russia threatens retaliation over President Trump's plan to scrap a landmark 1987 nuclear... >>>

LeBron James strangely claims he 'didn't see' Lakers-Rockets melee

Sunday  12:15,   21 october 2018
usatoday

LeBron James was mere feet away when Rajon Rondo and Chris Paul traded punches but bizarrely claimed he "didn't see anything" of the chaotic... >>>

A Louisville father is killed in what police say was a drunk-driving crash

Sunday  12:15,   21 october 2018
wlky

A Louisville father is killed in what police say was a drunk-driving crash. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Ladavid Delorch,35, died after police >>>

Afghan vote enters 2nd day after attacks, technical issues

Sunday  12:15,   21 october 2018
msn

Afghanistan's parliamentary elections entered a second day after delays caused by violence and technical issues, as a roadside bomb killed nearly a dozen civilians on Sunday, including several... >>>

Russia: U.S. exit from nuclear treaty would be a dangerous step - TASS

Sunday  12:15,   21 october 2018
reuters

Washington's planned withdrawal from the international Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty would be a very dangerous step, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying by TASS news agency on Sunday. President Donald Trump >>>

Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Sunday  11:55,   21 october 2018
engadget

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,... >>>

Sacramento PD: Missing woman found dead in apparent homicide

Sunday  11:55,   21 october 2018
kcra

A woman who was reported missing has been found dead, Sacramento police said... >>>