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Candidates clash in battlegrounds as Trump path narrows
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Election Day just 15 days off, Donald Trump is fighting to preserve his narrow path to the presidency in must-win Florida on Monday as Hillary Clinton tries to slam the door on her Republican opponent in battleground New Hampshire.
Belfast bakery fails to overturn gay cake discrimination ruling
By Amanda Ferguson BELFAST (Reuters) - A Northern Irish bakery that refused to bake a cake iced with a pro-gay slogan lost its bid to overturn its prosecution for discrimination on Monday as a local court rejected an appeal based on its owners' Christian beliefs. Ashers Baking Co in Belfast had been found guilty of discrimination in May last year for refusing to make a cake bearing the words "Support Gay Marriage" and a picture of characters Bert and Ernie from the television show Sesame Street. The firm initially accepted the order from Gareth Lee, a gay rights activist, but later contacted him to cancel it and refund his money.
EU-Canada trade deal held up by Belgian resistance
The Belgian government says that it cannot yet give the necessary backing to the European Union's free trade deal with Canada, making it unlikely that the bloc can sign the deal officially on Thursday ...
EU to continue Libyan coast guard training after attack on migrants
By Steve Scherer ROME (Reuters) - The European Union will go ahead with training for the Libyan coast guard this week, days after a coast guard vessel allegedly attacked a boat carrying migrants, causing four of them to drown. The German humanitarian group Sea-Watch recovered the four bodies after an attack on Friday that its members say was carried out by a vessel with the markings of the Libyan coast guard. The bodies of the four migrants reached Palermo, Sicily, on Monday aboard the Norwegian rescue vessel Siem Pilot, which carried 1,100 rescued migrants and 13 other bodies.
TD Ameritrade to buy Scottrade in $4B cash-and-stock deal
NEW YORK (AP) ? Online brokerage TD Ameritrade is buying Scottrade in a $4 billion cash-and-stock deal that would tie up two major players in the day trading industry during an era when an increasingly large number of investors are choosing index funds over stock picking.
Negan's victim revealed in 'Walking Dead' premiere
Israel defense chief gives interview to Palestinian dailyRAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) ? Israel's defense chief threatened Gaza's militant Hamas rulers and dismissed the Palestinian president as an incapable leader in a rare interview published Monday in the main Palestinian newspaper.
Time Warner CEO says only AT&T approached with offer
AT&T said on Saturday it had agreed to buy Time Warner for $85.4 billion, or $107.50 per share, to gain control of cable TV channels HBO and CNN, film studio Warner Bros, and other coveted media assets. "Given the steep multiples being offered by AT&T, we doubt a competing offer for the whole of Time Warner can emerge," said Credit Suisse analyst Omar Sheikh.
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