Large fire visible in northern part of Calais 'Jungle': Reuters witnessPARIS (Reuters) - A large fire was visible in the northern part of the Calais "Jungle" on Tuesday, on a scale beyond those that can be seen on any day at the migrant camp, according to a Reuters reporter at the scene. Black smoke rose from the fire as it burned on the second day of the French authorities' operation to clear the camp of an its thousands of inhabitants and resettle them elsewhere. The operation has been largely peaceful so far. (Reporting by Matthias Blamont; Writing by Andrew Callus; Editing by Michel Rose)
US consumer confidence ebbs in October
US consumer confidence declined in October following successive gains in the prior two months, according to Conference Board figures released Tuesday. The Board's consumer confidence index fell to 98.6, down from September's downward-revised result of 103.5. "Consumers' assessment of current business and employment conditions softened, while optimism regarding the short-term outlook retreated somewhat," Lynn Franco, the board's head of economic indicators, said in a statement.
Islamic State claims attack on Pakistan police academy, 59 dead
By Gul Yusufzai QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Militant group Islamic State said on Tuesday that fighters loyal to its movement attacked a police training college in Quetta in southwest Pakistan in a raid that officials said killed 59 people and wounded more than 100. Pakistani authorities have blamed another militant group, Lashkar-e-Jhangvi (LeJ), for the late-Monday siege, though the Islamic State claim included photographs of three alleged attackers.
Schwarber on Cubs' World Series roster; could start at DH
May defies critics to back new $22 billion Heathrow runway
By Kylie MacLellan and Sarah Young LONDON (Reuters) - Britain on Tuesday backed a $22 billion (18 billion pounds) expansion of Heathrow Airport, ending 25 years of indecision and promising to boost global trade links following the vote to leave the European Union. Heathrow, Europe's busiest airport, defeated a proposal from smaller rival Gatwick and will secure the first new full-length runway to be built near London in 70 years after environmental and political protests scuppered previous attempts. Prime Minister Theresa May, a former critic of Heathrow expansion, said she had opted for a plan that would boost the economy, create jobs and provide access to global markets.
3 US senators want women's golf open moved from Trump courseBEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) ? Three Democratic U.S. senators are increasing the pressure on the U.S. Golf Association to move next year's women's open away from a New Jersey course owned by Donald Trump.
Ex-Christie aide on trial in bridge case is back on standNEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? Federal prosecutors are cross-examining a former aide to Republican New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie who is on trial in the George Washington Bridge lane-closing scandal.
Man on lam after attempted decapitations, violent rampage
Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police ...
Shabaab bomb attack in Kenya 'kills 12'
A bomb blast at a guesthouse in northeast Kenya killed at least 12 people on Tuesday, in an attack claimed by Shabaab militants who last hit the area earlier this month. Kenyan media reported that some of the dead were members of a theatre group due to perform for school children in Mandera. The Al-Qaeda-linked Shabaab militant group claimed the attack in a message broadcast by its Radio Andalus media organisation, claiming 15 were killed.
Jay Z to headline free Cleveland show in support of Clinton