Poll: Clinton gaining ground with young voters
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Liane Golightly has finally decided who she'll vote for on Election Day. Hillary Clinton is not a choice the 30-year-old Republican would have predicted, nor one that excites her. But the former supporter of Ohio Gov. John Kasich says it's the only choice she can make.
U.N. aborts plan to evacuate patients from Aleppo, blames all parties
The United Nations has abandoned plans to evacuate patients from besieged rebel-held east Aleppo which it had hoped to accomplish during a three day lull in fighting last week, blaming all parties to the conflict for obstructing efforts. "The evacuations were obstructed by various factors, including delays in receiving the necessary approvals from local authorities in eastern Aleppo, conditions placed by non-state armed groups and the government of Syria's objection to allowing medical and other relief supplies into the eastern part of the city," U.N. Under-Secretary-General for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator Stephen O'Brien said in a statement on Monday. "I am outraged that the fate of vulnerable civilians ? sick and injured people, children and the elderly, all in need of critical and life-saving support ? rests mercilessly in the hands of parties who have consistently and unashamedly failed to put them above narrow political and military interests," he said.
Mirren, Bates, Nyong'o share life lessons at Elle dinner
Report: Iranian-American held in Iran gets 18-year sentenceDUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) ? An Iranian-American held in Tehran has reportedly been sentenced to 18 years in prison for "collaboration with a hostile government," yet another dual national convicted in a secret trial since Iran's nuclear deal with world powers.
Obama health plan hit by double-digit premium hikes
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Premiums will go up sharply next year under President Barack Obama's health care law, and many consumers will be down to just one insurer, the administration confirmed Monday. That's sure to stoke another "Obamacare" controversy days before a presidential election.
Global whale talks vote down Atlantic sanctuary plan
An international whaling meeting on Tuesday voted down a fresh bid by southern hemisphere nations to create an Atlantic sanctuary for the marine mammals. "The motion fails," said Simon Brockington of the IWC secretariat, after tallying the votes. It seeks the creation of a 20-million-square kilometre (eight-million-square-mile) sanctuary for whales.
Four dead after Australia theme park accident
Four people were killed at a theme park on Australia's popular Gold Coast Tuesday, police said, with witnesses describing how "everyone was screaming" after a raft apparently flipped on a malfunctioning water ride. The Dreamworld park, which has over 40 rides and attractions, said at least three people died, but police said four were dead. "I am able to confirm at this point that four adult persons have lost their lives as a result of the incident," Queensland Police spokesman Todd Reid told reporters on the Gold Coast, adding that the accident happened on the Thunder River Rapids ride.
Militants attack Pakistan police academy, killing 59
QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) ? Militants wearing suicide vests stormed a Pakistani police academy in the southwestern city of Quetta overnight, killing at least 59 people, mostly police cadets and recruits, and waging a ferocious gunbattle with troops that lasted into early hours Tuesday.
Trump, with electoral path narrowing, insists he's 'winning'
TAMPA, Florida (AP) ? Even as his path to the presidency narrows, a defiant Donald Trump is insisting he is "winning" and urging his supporters to defy what he is calling an establishment conspiracy to deny the White House to his populist movement.
Japan's Kyushu Railway skyrockets on Tokyo debut
Japan's Kyushu Railway rocketed Tuesday as the former state-owned firm made its trading debut in Tokyo after scoring one of this year's biggest initial public offerings. The firm raised 416 billion yen ($4.0 billion), making it the world's third biggest share sale this year after Postal Savings Bank of China's $7.4 billion listing in September and an offering this month from German renewable energy firm Innogy, worth about 5.0 billion euros ($5.4 billion). Tokyo sold shares in the struggling regional railway, better known as JR Kyushu, hoping to attract big-saving Japanese households as part of broader efforts to kickstart the economy.