Trump brand loses luster with affluentNEW YORK (AP) ? Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog.
Official: Man dies in intentional leap off bridge; sons hurtWANAQUE, N.J. (AP) ? State police have released the name of a father killed when he jumped off a New Jersey highway bridge with his two young sons, seriously injuring the children.
Trooper's widow urges a 'no' vote on legalizing marijuana
BOSTON (AP) ? The widow of a state trooper killed by a driver accused of smoking marijuana before the crash is making an emotional plea against a ballot question that would legalize recreational marijuana.
Britain, France want U.N. sanctions over Syria toxic gas attacksBy Michelle Nichols UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Britain and France pushed on Tuesday for the United Nations Security Council to impose sanctions on Syrian government forces blamed for three gas attacks by an international inquiry as Syrian ally Russia said it was still studying the findings. The fourth report from the year-long inquiry by the U.N. and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW), a text of which was seen by Reuters on Friday, blamed Syrian government forces for a third chlorine gas attack.
San Francisco police arrest local filmmaker in homicideSAN FRANCISCO (AP) ? Authorities say a San Francisco filmmaker has been arrested in connection with the fatal shooting of a man Monday.
'Groundwork' being laid for 'isolation' of Raqa: US
The US-led coalition is "laying the groundwork" for the "isolation" of Raqa, the Islamic State group stronghold in Syria, US Defence Secretary Ashton Carter said Tuesday. "We have already begun laying the groundwork for our partners to commence the isolation of Raqa," Carter said after meeting coalition defence ministers in Paris to discuss the aftermath of the planned capture of Mosul from IS in Iraq. "Today we resolved to follow through with that same sense of urgency and focus on enveloping and collapsing ISIL's control of Raqa," he added, using another acronym for IS.
Carter promises to resolve conflict over Guard bonusesPARIS (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter is promising to resolve a festering conflict over demands that thousands of National Guard soldiers repay enlistment bonuses they were given a decade ago after signing up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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Correction: Obit-Lucia Perillo storyOLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) ? In the headline of an Oct. 23 story about the death of poet Lucia Perillo, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Perillo was a novelist. She was a poet and essayist.
Potential jurors report in Cincinnati officer's murder trial
CINCINNATI (AP) ? Potential jurors have arrived at an Ohio courthouse in the murder trial of a white former university police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop for a missing front license plate.