Michael Phelps, Nicole Johnson secretly married in June
Applications for US unemployment benefits fall to 258,000
NYC firefighter stages dramatic rescue in fatal blaze
As roaring flames consumed an apartment building in New York City early Thursday, a firefighter dangling from a rope plucked a trapped person from a window on the fifth floor and safely lowered him to ...
Belgium makes breakthrough in talks for EU-Canada trade deal
Belgium announced Thursday a breakthrough in talks to secure a landmark EU-Canada trade deal by winning over the leaders of a recalcitrant Belgian region, potentially snapping a deadlock which threatened European credibility anew. "An agreement" has been found in support of the deal, Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel told a press conference after marathon talks to win over holdouts in Belgium's French-speaking community. Canada's Foreign Minister Stephane Dion hailed the move to break the logjam.
Woman calls lottery tickets a waste of time - until she winsLEICESTER, N.C. (AP) ? A North Carolina woman who bought a scratch-off ticket to show her husband that lottery tickets are a waste of money has won $1 million.
Turkey-Kurdish rivalry complicates push against Islamic State in Syria's Raqqa
By Angus McDowall and Nick Tattersall BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Fighting between Turkey and Kurdish militias in northern Syria is complicating plans to drive their mutual enemy Islamic State from its Syrian capital Raqqa, an operation U.S. officials have said may start within weeks. Turkish jets and armor, in support of Syrian rebels, have struck Kurdish fighters in recent days as both sides compete to capture land from Islamic State that Ankara wants as a buffer zone against militants near its border. This was taken from Islamic State in August by local fighters backed by Kurdish groups, and offers strategic control over a large area.
Altria to close 2 tobacco facilities affecting 580 workers
Altria, the maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said Thursday that it will close two of its manufacturing facilities by early 2018, affecting about 580 workers. The company did not say how many workers may be ...
US jobless claims fall, in line with low trend
Somalia's al-Shabab in comeback as Ethiopia pulls troops
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