Islamic State attacks Kirkuk as Iraqi forces push on Mosul
By Michael Georgy QAYYARA, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State launched a major attack on the city of Kirkuk on Friday as Iraqi and Kurdish forces pursued operations to seize territory around Mosul in preparation for an offensive on the jihadists' last major stronghold in Iraq. Islamic State's assault on Kirkuk, which lies in an oil- producing region, killed 18 members of the security forces and workers at a power station outside the city, including two Iranians, a hospital source said. Kirkuk is located east of Hawija, a pocket still under control of Islamic State that lies between Baghdad and Mosul.
AT&T in advanced talks to buy Time Warner: sources
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes rejected an $80 billion offer from Twenty-First Century Fox Inc in 2014 but sources said Friday that it had no plans to renew its bid. A deal between AT&T and Time Warner could be announced as early as on Monday, the sources said. Time Warner was not immediately available for comment.
SharkNinja, Dyson end legal battle over advertising claims
Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over just how much their products suck. Dyson, the British technology company known for its upscale vacuums, and SharkNinja ...
U.S. agencies probing 'all potential causes' of attack on internet provider DynWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is looking into "all potential causes" of an attack on internet infrastructure provider Dyn that caused widespread disruptions, a spokeswoman for the agency said on Friday.
Portugal keeps bond rating that ensures continuing ECB helpLISBON, Portugal (AP) ? Ratings agency DBRS has kept its investment grade classification for Portuguese bonds, ensuring the debt-heavy eurozone country remains eligible for vital help from the European Central Bank's stimulus program.
European Space Agency says Mars probe may have explodedBERLIN (AP) ? The European Space Agency says its experimental Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded when it hit the surface of the red planet Wednesday.
Energized Clinton hits campaign trail in battleground blitz
Invigorated by both her commanding poll numbers and eyebrow-raising declarations by Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton returned to campaigning Friday seeking to keep her boot on her rival's neck in the final weeks of their roller-coaster presidential race. Clinton, who is vying to be America's first female president, heads to Ohio aiming to block Trump's efforts to claim the key battleground, while the Manhattan real estate mogul hosts rallies in North Carolina and Pennsylvania. Trump, 70, sent the campaign into uncharted waters by suggesting he may not recognize the result and could launch a legal challenge if Clinton wins -- a surprising rejection of political norms.
Appeals court considers Arizona cross-border shooting case
European Space Agency says its experimental Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded when it hit the surfaceBERLIN (AP) ? European Space Agency says its experimental Mars probe crash-landed and may have exploded when it hit the surface.
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