Superstar ally Michelle Obama hits trail with Clinton
Winston-Salem (United States) (AFP) - Michelle Obama, surprise star of the 2016 White House campaign, hit the trail Thursday with Democrat Hillary Clinton as the former and current first ladies fight to conquer battleground states before Election Day. Obama has emerged as a compelling force in the hard-fought campaign, delivering powerful arguments against Republican Donald Trump and in support of Clinton's bid to become the first female president in US history. Michelle and Hillary joined forces on the trail for the first time to headline a rally at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina -- a key swing state where early voting is already under way before the November 8 election.
Venezuela crisis enters dangerous phase as Maduro foes go militantBy Andrew Cawthorne CARACAS (Reuters) - In a curious convergence of events on the same day last week, four Venezuelan provincial courts issued identical rulings, state governors quickly hit Twitter to celebrate, then the election board emailed a short but bombshell statement. Opposition hopes for a referendum to recall President Nicolas Maduro were dashed, on grounds of fraud in an initial signature drive. For many in the opposition, that settled a years-old debate about the nature of Venezuela's socialist government, uniting them in conviction they are now fighting a dictatorship.
Mom: Son shook in fear after schoolmates put noose on him
Have a kid with migraines? Sugar pills work as well as drugsCHICAGO (AP) ? Sugar pills worked as well at preventing kids' migraines as two commonly used headache medicines, but had fewer side effects, in a study that may lead doctors to rethink how they treat a common ailment in children and teens.
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'Jungle' migrants given last chance to board bus out
Migrants left behind after the Calais "Jungle" was cleared were given a final ultimatum Thursday to evacuate, as operations to raze the huge French camp went into high gear. With the camp almost deserted, demolition crews made faster work of tearing down the makeshift dwellings that had housed thousands of migrants seeking to reach Britain. The interior ministry said Wednesday that nearly 5,600 migrants had been taken into centres around France or accepted into Britain in the three-day clearance operation -- out of the 6,400 estimated to have been living in the camp up until this week.
The Latest: Pipeline protesters retreat but remain in camp
The Latest on the Dakota Access oil pipeline protest (all times local): 2 p.m. Dakota Access pipeline protesters have retreated from a direct confrontation with law enforcement officers and soldiers who ...
UPS orders 14 Boeing 747 jumbo jets to carry air freightDALLAS (AP) ? The Boeing 747 revolutionized air travel and ushered in the era of jumbo jets back in the 1970s, but these days it is often used to carry packages, not people, and its future is uncertain.
Real-life angry birds: Town tries to rein in rowdy turkeysDAVIS, Calif. (AP) ? Leaders of a California college town are working to relocate turkeys that have been harassing people on the streets.
Study predicts deserts in Spain if global warming continuesBERLIN (AP) ? Southern Spain will become desert and deciduous forests will vanish from much of the Mediterranean basin unless global warming is reined in sharply, according to a study released Thursday.