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Sudanese officials: Diplomatic deal with Israel is nearly complete

October 22, 2020, 6:49pm Nation & World

Sudanese officials confirmed on Thursday that a senior U.S.-Israeli delegation flew to Sudan on a private jet this week to wrap up a deal that would make Sudan the third… Read story

Mexican broadcaster: Pope Francis’ civil-union remark edited out of 2019 telecast

October 22, 2020, 6:48pm Churches & Religion

A Mexican television broadcaster confirmed Thursday that Pope Francis’ bombshell comments endorsing same-sex civil unions were made during a May 2019 interview that was never broadcast in its entirety. Read story

This combination of photos obtained by WikiLeaks shows 16 of the 18 Yemeni prisoners who were detained in Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade and were transferred years ago by the United States to the UAE with promises that they would be integrated into society. Instead, the UAE held the men in indefinite detention, according to families and lawyers. Most recently, UAE is allegedly forcing the men to return to Yemen, a country torn among rival factions, each running networks of secret prisons.

Sent from Gitmo to UAE, detainees fear final stop: Yemen

This combination of photos obtained by WikiLeaks shows 16 of the 18 Yemeni prisoners who were detained in Guantanamo Bay for more than a decade and were transferred years ago by the United States to the UAE with promises that they would be integrated into society. Instead, the UAE held the men in indefinite detention, according to families and lawyers. Most recently, UAE is allegedly forcing the men to return to Yemen, a country torn among rival factions, each running networks of secret prisons.

October 22, 2020, 2:45pm Nation & World

The Guantanamo detainees were promised they were being sent to a Muslim country for rehabilitation that would help integrate them into society, opening the way to jobs, money, and marriage, according to their lawyers and families. Read story

Epstein ex Maxwell denied getting Prince Andrew sex partners

October 22, 2020, 11:39am Nation & World

NEW YORK — Jeffrey Epstein’s ex-girlfriend denied introducing Britain’s Prince Andrew to underage sex partners in a defensive and combative deposition made public Thursday, calling the prince's accuser an “awful fantasist.” Read story

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day.

GOP to high court: Move up N. Carolina absentee deadline

FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020, file photo, stacks of ballot envelopes waiting to be mailed are seen at the Wake County Board of Elections in Raleigh, N.C. Time was dwindling for thousands of North Carolina voters to fix absentee voting errors as elections officials hustled out an updated process for handling mail-in ballot problems two weeks before Election Day.

October 22, 2020, 11:38am Nation & World

President Donald Trump's campaign and North Carolina's Republican legislative leaders asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday to shorten the state's recently extended deadline for accepting late-arriving absentee ballots postmarked by Election Day. Read story

Authorities release name of Black man fatally shot by cop

October 22, 2020, 9:18am Nation & World

WAUKEGAN, Ill. — The mother of a Black woman who was injured in a police shooting in suburban Chicago that left a Black man dead said the couple did nothing to provoke the officer. Read story

FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2010, aerial file photo taken over the Gulf of Mexico, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig a week earlier. Environmental groups have asked a federal court to toss out the government's assessment of oil and gas activity's likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, says the report doesn't consider the likelihood of another catastrophic oil spill like BP's Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.

Suit: Feds ignore risk of huge spills to endangered species

FILE - In this Monday, April 26, 2010, aerial file photo taken over the Gulf of Mexico, weathered oil is seen near the coast of Louisiana from a leaking pipeline that resulted from the explosion and collapse of the Deepwater Horizon oil rig a week earlier. Environmental groups have asked a federal court to toss out the government's assessment of oil and gas activity's likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico. A lawsuit filed Wednesday, Oct. 21, 2020, says the report doesn't consider the likelihood of another catastrophic oil spill like BP's Deepwater Horizon spill of 2010.

October 22, 2020, 9:11am Nation & World

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Environmental groups asked a federal court Wednesday to throw out the Trump administration's assessment of oil and gas activity’s likely effects on endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico, saying it dismisses the chance of another disastrous blowout like the BP spill of 2010. Read story

Judge dismisses 1 charge against former cop in Floyd’s death

October 22, 2020, 9:05am Nation & World

MINNEAPOLIS — A Minnesota judge has dismissed a third-degree murder charge filed against the former Minneapolis police officer who pressed his knee against George Floyd’s neck, but the more serious second-degree murder charge remains. Read story

Forecasters: Hurricane Epsilon should sideswipe Bermuda

October 22, 2020, 9:03am Nation & World

MIAMI — Hurricane Epsilon's maximum sustained winds dropped slightly as it moved northwest over the Atlantic Ocean on a path that should sideswipe Bermuda on Thursday. Read story

Smoke rises from the Nigeria Correctional service facility in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Plumes of smoke rose above a prison in Lagos and gunfire could be heard as people ran through streets in the area on Thursday, a sign of continued unrest in Nigeria, which has been gripped by two weeks of protests against police brutality.

Tumult at Nigeria prison after days of anti-police protests

Smoke rises from the Nigeria Correctional service facility in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday Oct. 22, 2020. Plumes of smoke rose above a prison in Lagos and gunfire could be heard as people ran through streets in the area on Thursday, a sign of continued unrest in Nigeria, which has been gripped by two weeks of protests against police brutality.

October 22, 2020, 8:58am Nation & World

LAGOS, Nigeria — Plumes of smoke rose from a prison in Nigeria’s largest city and gunfire could be heard as people ran through streets in the area on Thursday, signs of continued unrest in the West African nation that has been gripped by protests against police brutality. Read story