Armed with faith: Gibson film shows WWII feats of medic
NEW ORLEANS (AP) ? When Desmond Doss climbed up Hacksaw Ridge ? a 400-foot high escarpment on the island of Okinawa with a wall of dug-in Japanese soldiers at the top ? he carried his Bible, his combat medic supplies and the weight of his moral convictions, but no weapon.
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Putin rejects claims of Russian interference in US election
MOSCOW (AP) ? President Vladimir Putin on Thursday dismissed claims that Russia is interfering in the U.S. presidential election, saying the allegations are designed to distract the public from real issues.
India expels Pakistani Embassy staffer over espionage charge
ISLAMABAD (AP) ? Pakistan's Foreign Ministry on Thursday said India was expelling a Pakistani diplomat in New Delhi after briefly detaining him on what it called "false and unsubstantiated charges" ? a sign of increasing tension between the two South Asian nuclear-armed archrivals.
NJ eyes same casino expansion that has left AC struggling
Casino expansion throughout the northeastern U.S. has been blamed for much of Atlantic City's struggles, and New Jersey's first attempt to cash in on those same expansion benefits seems destined to fail. ...
Iraqi army aims to reach site of Islamic State executions south of Mosul
By Stephen Kalin and Maher Chmaytelli SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The Iraqi army was trying on Thursday to reach a town south of Mosul where Islamic State has reportedly executed dozens to deter the population against any attempt to support the U.S.-led offensive on the jihadists' last major city stronghold in Iraq. Eleven days into what is expected to be the biggest ground offensive in Iraq since the U.S.-led invasion of 2003, army and federal police units were fighting off sniper fire and suicide car bombs south of Hammam al-Alil, the site of the reported executions, an Iraqi military spokesman said. The executions were meant "to terrorize the others, those who are in Mosul in particular", and also to get rid of the prisoners, said Abdul Rahman al-Waggaa, a member of the Nineveh provincial council.
Gilt yields hit post-Brexit highs after UK GDP data, sterling dropsBy Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) - British gilt yields surged to a post-Brexit peak on Thursday, after data showed the economy had grown faster than expected in the third quarter, reducing the chances of an interest rate cut in the near term. The benchmark 10-year gilt yield rose 10 basis points to 1.27 percent , the highest since the Brexit vote in June, dragging other European government bond yields higher.
US charges dozens in India-based call center fraud racket
US justice authorities announced action Thursday to shut down a group of Indian call centers that had cheated victims in the United States of hundreds of millions of dollars. The Justice Department said tens of thousands of victims, most of them from South Asia, were extorted by callers pretending to be US tax or immigration officials threatening them with arrest and deportation if they did not remit money to the government. The agency said it had arrested 20 people and unveiled charges against five call centers and 32 individuals in India in the Ahmedabad-based operation.
Man arrested over brass theft from historic Philly building