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Source: Common Domain

More Than a Dozen Killed in Crimea College Attack

Thursday 20:57 GMT

At least 17 people were killed and 45 injured in an attack Wednesday at a college in Crimea that Russian authorities said was carried out by a student.

Authorities initially said they were investigating the incident as a terrorist attack, but later said they were classifying it as mass murder. Russian National Guard officials said an explosion struck the college in Kerch, a city in the east of the Black Sea peninsula that was annexed by Russia from Ukraine in 2014.

Source: Common Domain

Ad-Tech Firm DataXu Hires Bank to Explore Possible Sale

Thursday 20:57 GMT

The Boston-based company—which offers software to help marketers use data to target audiences across the web, apps and television—is working with investment bank GCA Advisors LLC on the process, the people said.

Ad-tech companies are up against the “duopoly” of Google and Facebook , which are projected to take a 44% and 21% share, respectively, of the digital ad dollars spent in the U.S. this year, according to market research firm eMarketer.

Source: Common Domain

In final column, Khashoggi laments ‘Arab governments have been given free rein’ to silence media

Friday 00:35 GMT

Those are the words of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, in his final column for the Washington Post, published late Wednesday.

Khashoggi was describing the lack of a free press in the Arab world and crackdowns against journalists, but it could also be seen as a chilling foreshadowing of his own fate. He has not been seen since entering the Saudi Arabian consulate in Istanbul two weeks ago, and Turkish officials say they have audio evidence that Khashoggi, a critic of the Saudi regime, was tortured, killed and dismembered.

Source: Washington Post

As midterms near, Democrats accuse GOP of plotting to cut Medicare, Social Security

Friday 00:35 GMT

Democrats issued warnings Wednesday about the peril Republicans pose to Medicare and Social Security, accusing the GOP of plotting to cut critical safety net programs to close a budget deficit of their own making.

“A vote for Republican candidates in this election is a vote to cut Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid,” argued Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.). Van Hollen and other Democrats pounced on comments from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in which the top Senate Republican blamed social programs for the growing deficit and said he hoped Congress would tackle spending on them “at some point here.”

Source: Washington Post

Venezuela’s foreign creditors try to lay claim to Citgo

Friday 00:35 GMT

As crisis-plagued Venezuela struggles to pay its bills at home and abroad, foreign creditors are circling one of the country’s most valuable assets: Citgo, the Houston-based oil company that it has owned since 1990.

A Russian oil company and holders of bonds issued by Venezuela’s state oil producer have staked a claim to Citgo shares. Two Canadian mining firms are trying to acquire parts of Citgo as compensation for Venezuela’s expropriation of their assets more than a decade ago.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Criticizes China’s Currency Practices, but Doesn’t Add Manipulator Designation

Friday 00:35 GMT

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin faulted China’s “lack of currency transparency and the recent weakness in its currency,” saying in a statement that this poses “major challenges to achieving fairer and more balance trade, and we will continue to monitor and review China’s currency practices.” Though it passed on calling China a manipulator, the Treasury kept China and five other nations on a formal “monitoring list,” in its semiannual report on foreign-exchange policies of major U.S. trading partners.

Source: Common Domain

Canada’s Legalization of Marijuana Offers a Test Case for Other Countries

Friday 00:35 GMT

“Given the known and unknown health hazards of cannabis, any increase in use of recreational cannabis after legalization, whether by adults or youth, should be viewed as a failure” of legalization, the Canadian Medical Association Journal said in an editorial this week.

Corona brewer Constellation Brands acquired last year a 10% stake in Canopy Growth Corp. , one of Canada’s largest, government-approved marijuana producers, and in August invested an additional $4 billion in the Smith Falls, Ontario grower and seller.

Source: Fox News

Soros-backed group fires operative after arrest over alleged battery against GOP campaign manager

Friday 00:35 GMT

The liberal group American Bridge 21st Century announced Wednesday night that it had fired one of its operatives a day after he was arrested and accused of battery against the female campaign manager for Nevada GOP gubernatorial candidate Adam Laxalt.

DEM OPERATIVE FOR SOROS-FUNDED GROUP ARRESTED FOR 'BATTERY' AGAINST NEVADA GOP CANDIDATE'S CAMPAIGN MANAGER. "Politics is a little bit aggressive these days, but this is just insane," Davison told Fox News earlier Wednesday. "I’ve never seen anything like it."

Source: Washington Post

Crown prince under scrutiny in journalist’s disappearance even as Saudis search for exculpatory explanation

Friday 00:35 GMT

The Trump administration and the Saudi royal family are searching for a mutually agreeable explanation for the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi — one that will avoid implicating Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is among the president’s closest foreign allies, according to analysts and officials in multiple countries.

It will be difficult for the young ruler to escape scrutiny, as mounting evidence points not only to the Saudi government’s knowledge of Khashoggi’s fate, but to a connection by Mohammed to his disappearance.

Source: CBS News

#MeToo founder says Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power"

Friday 04:15 GMT

Tarana Burke, the founder of the #MeToo movement, said the affair between President Clinton and White House intern Monica Lewinsky was "absolutely an abuse of power." Burke gave an interview to The Root days after Hillary Clinton told CBS 'Sunday Morning" she did not find her husband's actions to be an abuse of power.

"When I think about the things that Hillary Clinton said about the Monica Lewinsky and Bill Clinton affair not being an abuse of power, that is just tragic and it's wrong," said Burke in a video released by The Root Tuesday. "You're talking about an age dynamic but you're also talking about the president of the United States.

Source: Common Domain

U.S. Stocks Finish Slightly Lower

Friday 00:35 GMT

U.S. stocks edged lower in another volatile session Wednesday as investors parsed the latest economic and earnings signals amid continuing jitters about higher interest rates.

Although the U.S. economy is growing at a faster pace than it has in years, some investors are anxious that steadily rising U.S. Treasury yields will make stocks less attractive and stoke further volatility. “Even if this doesn’t lead to any economic accident, people start to get worried and say, ‘Oh, this could lead to a stock-market accident,’” said John Toohey, head of equities at USAA Asset Management.

Source: Fox News

'Liberal House Takeover': Ingraham Breaks Down Which 'Radicals' Will Be in Leadership if Dems Win House

Friday 04:15 GMT

Neal has been a consistent opponent of the Trump tax cuts, and could help roll them back if he took the leadership role, Ingraham said.

Likely making a run for speaker of the House and Rep. Adam Schiff projected to take over for fellow Californian Devin Nunes in the Intelligence Committee, Ingraham said that there are many more obscure but noteworthy politicians who will have great effect on the average American.

Source: Washington Post

Turkish investigators expand search for missing journalist to forest, farm outside Istanbul

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Global News

Pot is legal, but that doesn’t mean Canadians think other drugs should be: Ipsos poll

Friday 08:05 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Montgomery County upgrades vocational training

Monday 00:34 GMT
Source: Common Domain

5 Mood-Lifting Museums

Sunday 05:10 GMT
Source: Washington Post

D.C.-area forecast: Today is mild, but much of the week ahead is cooler than normal

Monday 10:51 GMT
Source: Fox News

USA Gymnastics' interim president Mary Bono resigns after 4 days

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Common Domain

SEC Calls for Better Accounting Controls as Cyber Scams Increase

Tuesday 22:49 GMT
Source: Global News

Mega Millions lottery hits US$1B jackpot just hours before drawing

Today 12:40 GMT
Source: ABC News

Mega Millions prizes keep skyrocketing as 'people want to see bigger jackpots'

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Home Prices Soar in Idyllic Monmouthshire, Wales

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: DW

German professor goes to court to challenge €2,250 library book fine

Today 15:25 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Tesla cuts $4,000 off Model 3 price with new mid-range battery

Today 00:36 GMT
Source: Common Domain

Pump Prices Hover Around $3 as Midterms Near

Today 13:35 GMT
Source: Washington Post

Here’s why a happy show like ‘Sesame Street’ wanted an ornery character like Oscar the Grouch

Today 08:05 GMT

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