Maduro's opponents flame Venezuela birther debate
A birther debate in Venezuela is heating up as President Nicolas Maduro's opponents seek to push the embattled socialist leader from office at any cost. On Tuesday, the opposition-controlled congress will ...
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Prince's Minnesota studio to permanently open as museum
Late pop icon Prince's Paisley Park studio compound in Minnesota will open to the public on Friday, after gaining final approval as a museum. The "Purple Rain" star's complex was scheduled to open earlier this month, but that was delayed after city officials asked the site's operator to better plan for an influx of visitors. Officials granted final approval Monday night, and Paisley Park's operator said tour tickets will be available for purchase online through December 2016, with 2017 tour dates expected to go on sale in mid-November.
Workers wield sledgehammers to tear down Calais 'Jungle'
By Matthias Blamont CALAIS, France (Reuters) - French workers began demolishing the "Jungle" shanty town in Calais on Tuesday, wielding sledgehammers to tear down makeshift dwellings as former residents - migrants seeking entry to Britain - were moved out. Police equipped with water canon stood guard as hundreds of migrants - some of whom have lived in the scrubland on the northern French coast for months or years - waited for busses to take them for resettlement across France. "The migrants have known for a long time this was going to happen," the Calais region's prefect, Fabienne Buccio, told Reuters after arriving at the camp escorted by between 150 and 200 riot police.
Prosecutors try to show bridge defendants retaliated earlierNEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? A former aide to Gov. Chris Christie returned to the witness stand Tuesday in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing case as prosecutors sought to demonstrate she and a co-defendant collaborated to retaliate against a mayor in the months before they used the same tactic against a different mayor.
The Latest: US envoy says no diversion from Mosul fight
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The Latest on the developments in Iraq where an operation by Iraqi forces and their allies to retake the city of Mosul from Islamic State militants is no in its second week (all times local):
'Divergent' author to tour in January/February for new bookNEW YORK (AP) ? Veronica Roth wants the tour for her sci-fi/fantasy novel "Carve the Mark" to be a little like the book itself, a "sojourn" defined by "exploration and curiosity."
Judge approves Volkswagen emissions settlementSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? A federal judge in San Francisco has approved a $15 billion court settlement of most claims against Volkswagen for its emissions-cheating scandal.
Israeli army: Man killed by gunfire from EgyptJERUSALEM (AP) ? An Israeli man reportedly working on a border fence between Israel and Egypt was shot and killed on Tuesday when gunmen in Egypt opened fire at him, officials from both countries said.
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