Alabama justice off bench for defying feds on gay marriage
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) ? Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore was removed from the bench Friday for defying the U.S. Supreme Court on gay marriage, more than a decade after he was ousted for disobeying a federal order to take down a 2 ½-ton monument to the Ten Commandments.
North Dakota tavern takes trademark as North American centerBISMARCK, N.D. (AP) ? A small town tavern in central North Dakota is laying claim as the center of North America.
LeBron James puts pressure on Cavs to sign JR Smith
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Iceland raises aviation alert due to Katla volcano activityREYKJAVIK, Iceland (AP) ? Iceland's Meteorological Office has raised the aviation alert level around the Katla volcano because of seismic activity.
Trump goes on the offensive against a former beauty queen, Clinton calls him 'unhinged'
By Doina Chiacu WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump escalated his attacks on a former beauty queen with a vague and unsubstantiated allegation about a sex tape in predawn Twitter posts on Friday that prompted Democratic rival Hillary Clinton to denounce him as "unhinged." Trump's refusal to drop his invective against Alicia Machado, the Miss Universe he criticized for gaining weight after she won the crown in 1996, threatened to damage his already weak standing among women and Hispanics. With less than six weeks to go until the Nov. 8 election, Trump made reference - without giving evidence - to a sex tape involving the Venezuelan-born Machado, who had publicly denounced him all week as a humiliating bully. "Did Crooked Hillary help disgusting (check out sex tape and past) Alicia M become a U.S. citizen so she could use her in the debate?" Trump said in his Twitter messages in the early hours of Friday.
Comic writer confirms Wonder Woman is 'queer'
The writer of the Wonder Woman comic series has confirmed the superhero is bisexual, putting an end to a long held debate on whether she'd had relationships with other women. The Amazonian heroine, played by Gal Gadot, is seen leaning over soldier Steve Trevor (Chris Pine) after he has washed up on her island.
Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year
BEIRUT (AP) ? A year of Russian airstrikes on areas outside government control in Syria have killed more than 9,000 people, displaced tens of thousands and caused widespread destruction, an opposition monitoring group said Friday.
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Celebrities bet on UFC investment
UFC, the US-based mixed martial arts juggernaut, said Friday that more than 20 top celebrities from the worlds of sports and entertainment have piled in as investors. Money reportedly has been pouring in for the fast-growing UFC, whose bloody cage-fights were once equated with cockfights. UFC produces more than 40 live events a year that are broadcast in over 156 countries and territories.