Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds
WASHINGTON (AP) ? Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.
London City Airport evacuated in 'chemical incident'LONDON (AP) ? London City Airport was evacuated Friday and more than two dozen people treated for breathing difficulties after what the emergency services called a reported "chemical incident."
3 states say they denied Russia request to monitor election
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) ? Oklahoma and at least two other states said Friday that they have denied efforts by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during the election, requests the U.S. State Department's spokesman dismissed as "nothing more than a PR stunt."
Truce extended in Aleppo but UN delays evacuations
The UN said Friday security concerns had forced it to delay planned evacuations from Syria's Aleppo, as Russia extended a truce that was largely holding for a second day. Moscow said it was extending the unilateral "humanitarian pause" in the Syrian government's Russian-backed assault on opposition-held east Aleppo until 1600 GMT on Saturday.
Giant pages from ancient Quran on display in Washington, DCWASHINGTON (AP) ? Books come in all sizes, but one 15th century Quran was so enormous, it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it.
Tiger says he's practicing well, back in December
Tiger Woods, the 14-time major champion sidelined by back injury for the past 14 months, says he is practicing well and will return to competitive golf in December. Woods, appearing Thursday night on "Late Show with Stephen Colbert," said he will launch his latest comeback at the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas on December 1-4. "I'll be there," Woods said.
Cyprus police: Boat with 83 migrants aboard towed to harbor
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) ? Cypriot authorities have transferred 83 Syrians who were towed into the east Mediterranean island aboard a boat with no captain to a reception center, a police spokesman said Friday.
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European Mars probe destroyed after plunging to surface
Images taken by a NASA Mars orbiter indicate that a missing European space probe fell to the Red Planet's surface from a height of 2 to 4 kilometers (1.2 to 2.5 miles) and was destroyed on impact, the European Space Agency said on Friday. The disc-shaped 577-kg (1,272 lb) Schiaparelli probe, part of the Russian-European ExoMars program to search for evidence of life on Mars, descended on Wednesday to test technologies for a rover that scientists hope to send to the surface of the planet in 2020. The U.S. space agency's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, which has been circling Mars for about 10 years, took low-resolution pictures that show a bright spot that ESA believes is the 12-metre parachute that Schiaparelli used to slow down.
Trump seeks to bar personal conduct claims from Trump University trial
By Dan Levine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Donald Trump's attorneys asked a U.S. judge to bar accusations about his personal conduct that have arisen during the presidential election campaign, which would include allegations of sexual misconduct, from the upcoming civil trial over Trump University. Students at Trump University claim they were defrauded by its real estate seminars. Trump, the Republican nominee for president, has faced allegations from women that he inappropriately touched them.