UK government committee unanimously approved Heathrow expansion - PM May's spokeswomanA government committee of senior ministers unanimously decided on Tuesday to allow Heathrow airport to build a third runway, Prime Minister Theresa May's spokeswoman said. The move, announced earlier on Tuesday, gave Heathrow Airport the green light to build a new $22 billion runway, ending 25 years of indecision. "It was a unanimous decision of the committee to back a new runway at Heathrow," the spokeswoman told reporters.
Islamists launch three attacks in Somalia and Kenya in 24 hours
By Abdi Sheikh and Feisal Omar MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia's al Shabaab Islamist group rammed a military base with a suicide truck bomb, shot dead an intelligence officer and killed 12 people in a Kenyan border town in a series of strikes over 24 hours, the militants said on Tuesday. The group, which once ruled much of Somalia, wants to topple the Western-backed government in Mogadishu and drive out African AMISOM peacekeepers made up of soldiers from Kenya, Djibouti, Uganda, Ethiopia and other African nations. Al Shabaab spokesman Abdiasis Abu Musab said the group was behind a truck bomb that rammed into an AMISOM base in the Somali town of Beledweyne, north of Mogadishu.
Pentatonix to sing NFL Thursday Night Football opening songNEW YORK (AP) ? Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix will sing the opening theme song for NBC's "Thursday Night Football."
Man accused of filming crime spree, killing relatives on lam
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads.
Romanians celebrate 95th birthday of their last kingBUCHAREST, Romania (AP) ? Romanians are celebrating the 95th birthday of their former king, Michael, one of the last surviving heads of states from the World War II-era.
GM reports record 3Q earnings despite slowing US sales
General Motors reported a record third-quarter profit that doubled the same period a year ago, despite falling sales and market share in the U.S. The Detroit automaker earned $2.77 billion, or $1.76 per ...
Global stocks mostly rise on upbeat economic data
Global stocks mostly rose Tuesday amid upbeat economic reports and relatively strong corporate earnings. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 added 0.4 percent to 7,015 while France's CAC 40 gained 0.1 percent ...
Obama mixes talk of 'mean tweets,' politics on Jimmy Kimmel
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? President Barack Obama entertained Jimmy Kimmel's audience with some of the mean tweets sent his way, beginning with one sent by Donald Trump in August when he said "President Obama will go down as perhaps the worst president in the history of the United States."
Powers discuss Mosul as Iraq forces inch towards outskirts
Iraqi forces were inching to within striking distance of eastern Mosul Tuesday as defence chiefs from the US-led coalition met in Paris to review the offensive on the jihadist bastion. Paramilitary forces were also massing near the battlefield to open a western front they say will aim to retake the town of Tal Afar and cut off routes to neighbouring Syria for Islamic State fighters escaping Mosul. Forces from the elite counter-terrorism service (CTS) retook areas close to the eastern outskirts of Mosul, IS's last major urban stronghold in Iraq.
Ohio, Illinois governors place bets over Cubs-Indians seriesCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) ? The Republican governors of Illinois and Ohio are betting cases of beer, pizza and other ballpark favorites on the World Series beginning Tuesday between the Cubs and the Indians.