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. ...
Ex-Christie aide on trial in bridge case is back on standNEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Federal prosecutors are cross-examining a former aide to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is on trial in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
The Latest: France's Hollande calls for vigilance on IS
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):
Maduro's opponents flame Venezuela birther debateA 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 ...
'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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University of Washington gets $210M from Gates Foundation
SEATTLE (AP) ? The University of Washington is getting $210 million from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to help build a new facility to advance efforts to improve the health and well-being of people around the world, officials said Tuesday.
Fiat Chrysler raises earnings forecasts againMILAN (AP) ? Fiat Chrysler Automobiles on Tuesday increased its 2016 earnings forecast for the second time this year after strong results in North America helped it return to a profit in the third quarter.