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Suspect in sexual assault of UCLA student at off-campus fraternity is arrested

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LOS ANGELES--A suspect has been arrested in connection with a sexual assault of a University of California, Los Angeles student at an off-campus fraternity party, authorities said.

Nima Bendavood, 21, surrendered to detectives Saturday afternoon at the campus police station, UCLA police said in a statement.

He was booked for sexual assault and...Read more

Questions on Khashoggi's fate linger as Turkey vows to continue investigation

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ISTANBUL, Turkey -- It took 18 days of unrelenting world pressure and media scrutiny, stoked by a drip-feed of leaks from Turkish authorities, for Saudi Arabia to admit to the death of missing Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi at its consulate in Istanbul.

But Riyadh's cryptically worded statements, released in quick succession early Saturday ...Read more

Trump plans to pull out of nuclear weapons pact with Russia

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WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump said he plans to pull out of a major arms control treaty with Russia, claiming the Kremlin breached the accord on intermediate-range nuclear weapons.

"We're not going to let them violate a nuclear agreement," Trump said Saturday after a campaign rally in Elko, Nev. "We're going to terminate the agreement."

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San Diego plans to crack down on marijuana ads, especially billboards

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SAN DIEGO--San Diego officials say they plan to crack down on marijuana advertising, particularly the billboard ads that have become increasingly common with recreational use of the drug now legal in California.

Legislation proposed by City Councilman Chris Cate aims to keep marijuana billboard ads out of areas where young people congregate and...Read more

Texas girl at center of life-support lawsuit dies

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FORT WORTH, Texas -- A girl at the center of a far-reaching court battle over life and death issues has died.

Payton Summons, a cancer-ridden 9-year-old, died Friday evening after an appeals court ruled that the hospital where she was being kept on a ventilator could not remove her from life support, said Paul Stafford, one of the attorneys ...Read more

Blocked at Mexico's southern border, migrants in caravan still intent on advancing to US

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CIUDAD HIDALGO, Mexico -- Central American migrants from a U.S.-bound caravan amassed anew Saturday on a bridge along Mexico's southern border, while others crossed illegally into Mexico and some returned home.

Hundreds of migrants, mostly from impoverished and violence-plagued Honduras, had camped out overnight on the bridge over the Suchiate ...Read more

NRC investigators fine 'deficiencies' after incident at San Onofre nuclear plant

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SAN DIEGO –– The operator of the San Onofre nuclear power plant in California was faulted for multiple procedural and oversight deficiencies after problems were found involving the transfer of a 45-ton canister of spent nuclear fuel into a deep storage enclosure at the plant, according to preliminary findings from an inspection by the ...Read more

Afghans vote despite election chaos and violence

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Independent Election Commission officials gave out varying total turnout figures ranging from 1.5 to 4 million people across the 27 provinces where turnout had already been reported.

The voting process was fraught with irregularities, including some sites remaining closed, others having no election material and still others reporting technical ...Read more

Adelsons add $25 million to their midterm campaign spending

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Billionaire casino owner Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Miriam, contributed $25 million to help Republicans try to hold control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, adding to the more than $87 million they previously gave to support the party's midterm campaigns.

The Las Vegas Sands Corp. CEO and his wife were among the big-dollar...Read more

A half million gather in London to demand vote on Brexit deal

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LONDON –– More than half a million people from across the United Kingdom gathered Saturday in London for a protest march opposing the nation's pending departure from the European Union.

The march, which organizers said drew more than 600,000 people to west London's Park Lane, was called by People's Vote, a group campaigning for the public ...Read more

Saudis shocked by government's new story about how Khashoggi died

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia –– Saudi Arabia's about-face admission that journalist and government critic Jamal Khashoggi was killed in its consulate in Istanbul this month sent shock through a country where many had believed –– and defended –– initial claims that the authorities had nothing to do with it.

"A very sad day for this nation, ...Read more

Evidence shows negligence in India rail accident in which 60 died

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NEW DELHI –– Indian police Saturday began investigations after a train struck and killed 60 people watching fireworks during a religious festival, as new evidence emerged showing negligence by organizers and the railways.

The victims, who included 134 people who were injured, were standing on the railway tracks in the northern city of ...Read more

Tanzanian billionaire freed as police pursue kidnappers

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DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania –– A Tanzanian billionaire industrialist who was abducted Oct. 11 was released unharmed, as police said they're looking for the kidnappers.

Mohammed Dewji, 43, listed by Forbes as Africa's youngest billionaire with a net worth of $1.5 billion, was dropped off in an area of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania's main city, by his ...Read more

Trump says China is meddling in midterms, but cybersecurity experts don't see it

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WASHINGTON –– President Donald Trump has said China is interfering with the November midterm elections, but the findings of top cybersecurity firms are casting doubt on his claims.

"We haven't observed any evidence of Chinese targeting the midterms or anything that would be relevant to upcoming elections," said Luke McNamara, a principal ...Read more

Critics slam Baltimore's police commissioner search, saying secrecy spurs confusion

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BALTIMORE -- After reports surfaced Friday in Texas that Fort Worth Police Chief Joel Fitzgerald had been chosen to be Baltimore's next police commissioner, Mayor Catherine Pugh quickly denied the story and said her administration was still vetting candidates. But she declined to answer additional questions.

That left many in Baltimore confused...Read more

Texas tea party wants to stitch the Republican Party back together

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GRAPEVINE, Texas -- Leaders of the conservative tea party movement who have spent years railing against Republican moderates are urging their supporters to back a full slate of Republican candidates this fall –– even ones they've previously opposed.

Republican strategists across the state concede that their party is out of practice in ...Read more