Jets' Geno Smith has torn ACL in knee, seeking 2nd opinion
NEW YORK (AP) ? New York Jets quarterback Geno Smith has a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee and is seeking a second opinion on the injury that would end his season ? and likely his time with the team that drafted him.
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Nigeria to meet Niger Delta leaders, militants on Oct. 31 -oil sourcesABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria will hold a meeting with community leaders and representatives of militants from the Niger Delta next week to end the insurgents' attacks on oil facilities in the southern region, two oil ministry sources told Reuters on Monday. "An enlarged Niger Delta stakeholders dialogue will be held in Abuja on October 31," one of the sources said. (Reporting by Felix Onuah; Writing by Ulf Laessing. Editing by Jane Merriman)
Ferocity of Kirkuk attack points to tough fight for MosulBy Babak Dehghanpisheh and Michael Georgy KIRKUK, Iraq (Reuters) - At least 100 fighters sneaked into Kirkuk in the early hours of Friday with machine guns, rocket propelled grenades, suicide vests and a message: "Islamic State has taken over." The message blared out from several mosque loudspeakers while the militants went on a rampage. By the time they had blasted their way across the city in a brazen and complex attack, 99 civilians and members of the security forces were dead and 63 of their own were in the morgue, according to Iraqi security officials. The scale of the operation - the largest of several by Islamic State to divert an advance on their stronghold in Mosul - shows how tough the battle for Mosul may become and points to a continued ability of the militant group to undermine security across the country even if its northern bastion falls.
One-fourth of US cancer deaths linked with 1 thing: smoking
CHICAGO (AP) ? Cigarettes contribute to more than 1 in 4 cancer deaths in the U.S. The rate is highest among men in Southern states where smoking is more common and tobacco control policies are less strict.
Trump took $17 million in insurance for damage few remember
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Smartwatch sales tumble, dragged down by Apple
Global smartwatch sales slid 51.6 percent in the third quarter, amid a steep decline for the Apple Watch ahead of its updated device, a market tracker said Monday. Apple, the largest smartwatch vendor, saw its sales down 71.6 percent.
AMC Theatres to broadcast Nov. 8 election resultsLOS ANGELES (AP) ? AMC Theatres and CNN will broadcast the Nov. 8 presidential election on the big screen at 50 theaters in 25 cities nationwide.
South Africa opposition party challenges ICC withdrawal in court
By Ed Stoddard JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party has filed papers with the Constitutional Court to challenge the government's decision to pull out of the International Criminal Court (ICC), it said on Monday. South Africa will become the first country to quit the Hague-based court next year, after formally declaring its departure last week, saying ICC membership conflicted with its diplomatic immunity laws. The opposition Democratic Alliance (DA) hopes the Constitutional Court, the final arbiter on constitutional issues, can intervene.
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