Twitter debates rages over photo of shiny or painted legsForget the debate about "The Dress." Twitter is abuzz about "The Legs."
British economy grows more than expected after Brexit vote
LONDON (AP) ? Britain's economy grew faster than expected in the three months after its vote to leave the European Union despite concern that uncertainty over the country's future would weigh on business.
Ford's 3Q profit falls on recall, truck launch
Ford Motor Co.'s net income fell 56 percent to $957 million in the third quarter as the company struggled with a massive recall and the launch of its new Super Duty pickup. The earnings, of 24 cents per ...
1 dead, 12 hurt in fire at 5-story NYC apartment building
UN preparing for possible chemical attack in Iraq's Mosul
BAGHDAD (AP) ? The U.N.'s public health agency said Thursday it has trained 90 Iraqi medics in "mass casualty management," with a special focus on chemical attacks, as part of its preparations for Iraq's operation to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group.
Two Yazidi survivors of IS group 'win Sakharov prize'
Two Yazidi women activists who escaped the Islamic State group in Iraq won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Thursday, European sources told AFP. The prize will be awarded to Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar during a session of the assembly in Strasbourg, France, the sources said shortly before the official announcement. The prize, worth 50,000 euros ($55,000), will be presented at a ceremony on December 14 in Strasbourg.
Report: Wildlife populations halved on average since '70sLONDON (AP) ? Global wildlife populations have fallen an average of 58 percent from 1970 levels, with human activity reducing the numbers of elephants in Tanzania, maned wolves in Brazil, salamanders in the United States and orcas in the waters of Europe, researchers say.
Belgian deal paves way for EU-Canada free trade pact
BRUSSELS (AP) ? A landmark free trade agreement between the European Union and Canada could be signed within days after the Belgian government overcame an impasse with its regional authorities on Thursday.
Chip maker Qualcomm buying NXP Semiconductors in $47B dealNEW YORK (AP) ? Chip maker Qualcomm is buying NXP Semiconductors N.V. in a deal valued at approximately $47 billion.
Iraqi army tries to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul
By Babak Dehghanpisheh and Stephen Kalin SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units were fighting off sniper fire and suicide car bombs south of Hammam al-Alil, the site of the reported executions on the outskirts of Mosul, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The executions were meant "to terrorize the others, those who are in Mosul in particular", and also to get rid of the prisoners, said Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council.