Biden backs transgender military service as US weighs policy
WASHINGTON (AP) Vice President Joe Biden is throwing his unequivocal support behind letting transgender people serve openly in the U.S. military, as the Obama administration considers whether and when to lift the longstanding ban.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:08:43 -0400
Baseball: Scherzer throws second no-hitter of the year
Washington Nationals' Max Scherzer threw his second no-hitter of the season Saturday, striking out a franchise-record 17 in a 2-0 win over the New York Mets in the second game of a doubleheader. Scherzer is just the sixth pitcher in Major League Baseball history to achieve the milestone in the same year and he did it against a Mets team that had already locked up the National League East Division title. "To throw a no-hitter, sometimes it takes a little luck," Scherzer said.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:05:10 -0400
Rep. Chaffetz, brash committee chairman, eyes speaker's race
WASHINGTON (AP) A brash congressman who's led high-profile investigations into the Secret Service, Planned Parenthood and other issues seems ready for his most attention-grabbing move yet: an underdog challenge to ascend to House speaker.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:04:21 -0400
Israel bars Palestinians from Jerusalem Old City after attacks
Israel took the rare and drastic step of barring Palestinians from Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday as tensions mounted following attacks that killed two Israelis and wounded a child. The Palestinian government condemnded the move. "The Palestinian government denounces the Israeli escalation policy by Israeli occupation authorities against our people in occupied Jerusalem and the West Bank," it said in a statement.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 05:01:47 -0400
Pope asserts marriage is forever at start of family meeting
VATICAN CITY (AP) Pope Francis has opened a divisive meeting of the world's bishops on family issues by forcefully asserting that marriage is an indissoluble bond between man and woman. But he says the church must "seek out and care for hurting couples with the balm of acceptance and mercy."
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:53:49 -0400
Pacific trade ministers to meet Sunday after latest impasse
Trade ministers of 12 Pacific Rim countries failed again to conclude a deal on a huge free-trade area and will meet one more time Sunday in hopes of reaching agreement. The ministers attempting to nail down a deal encompassing 40 percent of the global economy began meeting late Saturday with hopes of a breakthrough, but the talks in Atlanta broke up after only about 15 minutes, with little progress. Already once this year, in July in Hawaii, trade ministers gathered with expectations of a deal -- and left empty-handed.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:51:04 -0400
Paris parties all night with silent disco, art shows
PARIS (AP) Thousands of Parisians danced in eerie silence at the Gare du Nord train station and galleries left their doors open all night for the French capital's annual "Sleepless Night" festival.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:50:34 -0400
Doctors Without Borders leaves Afghan city after airstrike
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) International medical charity Doctors Without Borders said on Sunday it has withdrawn from the northern Afghan city of Kunduz after a deadly airstrike destroyed its hospital, killing 19 people.
Sun, 04 Oct 2015 04:49:46 -0400
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