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'Significant progress' made in probe into West Bank shooting that killed Israeli couple
A number of Palestinians from Nablus were arrested, Shin Bet says, as Palestinians report dozens wounded in clashes with security forces in West Bank.

Remembering the downtrodden on Sukkot
Our brief stint in a temporary sukkah should remind us that for some people, life is always this uncertain.

Death toll rises to 2 in Jerusalem's Old City terror attack
Two more wounded after attacked on way to Western Wall; terrorist shot dead by security forces.

At least 19 aid workers, patients killed in U.S. air strike on Afghan hospital
U.S. Defense Secretary Carter says 'tragic' air strike on Afghan hospital under investigation; death toll could rise.


UN slams 'inexcusable' Afghan hospital air strike that kills 19

In this photograph released by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on October 3, 2015, Afghan MSF staff react in one of the remaining parts of the MSF hospital in Kunduz after it was hit by an air strikeA suspected US air strike on a hospital killed 19 people Saturday in the Afghan city of Kunduz, medical charity MSF said, a bombardment that the UN condemned as "inexcusable, and possibly even criminal". Dozens more were seriously wounded at the facility, a key lifeline that has been running "beyond capacity" during fighting that saw the Taliban seize control of the northern provincial capital for several days. The strike early Saturday left the building engulfed in flames, with photos posted by Doctors Without Borders showing their staff shocked and dazed.

Oregon college shooting victims identified

Reporters copy photographs of three of the victims of the mass shooting at Umpqua Community College that were displayed at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 2, 2015, in Roseburg, Ore. In the photos, from left, are Quinn Cooper, 18, Lucas Eibel,18, center, and Jason Johnson, 33. They were among those killed when Chris Harper Mercer walked into a class at the community college the day before and opened fire. (AP Photo/Rich PedroncelliThe nine people killed after a gunman opened fire on an Oregon community college campus Thursday took different paths to the small rural college, ranging from teens starting college for the first time to adults who were seeking a second career. One was an assistant professor of English at the college.

Jeb Bush: ?Stuff happens,? but no need for new gun regulations

Gunman in Oregon massacre was turned away from firearms academy

Oregon college shooting suspect Chris Harper-Mercer is seen in a photo taken from his Myspace accountBy Eric M. Johnson and Emily Flitter ROSEBURG, Ore. (Reuters) - The gunman slain by police after he killed his English professor and eight others at an Oregon college was once turned away from a firearms academy by an instructor who recalled finding him "weird" and "a little bit too anxious" for high-level weapons training. Christopher Harper-Mercer, 26, who moved to Oregon from the Los Angeles suburb of Torrance, California, was officially identified on Friday as the assailant in the rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, which ranks as the deadliest among dozens of U.S. mass shootings in the past two years.

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Russia says to step up air strikes in Syria
By Alexander Winning and Suleiman Al-Khalidi MOSCOW/AMMAN (Reuters) - Russia said on Saturday it will step up air strikes in Syria, escalating a military intervention which Moscow says is weakening Islamic State militants but which Western powers say aims to support President Bashar al-Assad. A senior Russian military officer said Russian jets based in western Syria had carried out more than 60 sorties in 72 hours across Syria. "We will not only continue strikes... We will also increase their intensity," said Andrei Kartapolov from the Russian army General Staff.

U.S. says conducted air strike near Afghan hospital that killed 19

Afghan (MSF) surgeons work inside a Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital after an air strike in the city of Kunduz, AfghanistanBy Hamid Shalizi and Andrew MacAskill KABUL (Reuters) - The U.S. military said it conducted an air strike on Saturday near a hospital run by Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) in the northern city of Kunduz that killed 19 staff and patients, including three children, the medical aid group said. The U.S. military said it had launched a strike during battles with the Taliban that "may have resulted in collateral damage to a nearby medical facility" but said details were still not clear and promised an investigation. U.N. Human Rights chief Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein led a chorus of condemnation, without saying who carried out the strike, and that an assault on a hospital could amount to a war crime.

Vatican sacks gay priest after highly public coming out

Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, left, and his partner Eduard, surname not given, leave a restaurant in downtown Rome, Saturday Oct. 3, 2015. The Vatican on Saturday fired Charamsa who came out as gay on the eve of a big meeting of the world's bishops to discuss church outreach to gays, divorcees and more traditional Catholic families. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The Vatican on Saturday dismissed a Polish priest from his Holy See job after he came out as gay and called for changes in Catholic teachings against homosexual activity on the eve of a major Church meeting on the family. Monsignor Krzysztof Charamsa, a theologian, had worked at the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith, the Vatican's doctrinal arm, since 2003, and taught theology at pontifical universities in Rome, which have also dismissed him. The Church teaches that homosexuality is not a sin but homosexual activity is, and priests, whether heterosexual or gay, take vows of celibacy.

Putin promised to use influence in Donbass for progress on Minsk deal: Kremlin

Russia's President Vladimir Putin arrives to attend a summit to discuss the conflict in Ukraine at the Elysee Palace in ParisMOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's President Vladimir Putin had promised to use his influence in Ukraine's eastern Donbass region to ensure progress in the Ukraine conflict's Minsk peace process, The Kremlin's spokesman said on Saturday according to Interfax. Dmitry Peskov, the spokesman, added that the terms of the Minsk agreements could be extended into next year but that they couldn't be extended for ever. (Reporting by Alexander Winning)


Models, not celebrity guests, turn heads in Paris

A model wears a creation by Lebanese designer Elie Saab as part of his Spring-Summer 2016 ready-to-wear fashion collection, presented during the Paris Fashion Week in Paris, France, Saturday, Oct. 3, 2015. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)PARIS (AP) ? Forget the celebrity guests; it's all about the models at this season's Paris Fashion Week. Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid dominated the Elie Saab catwalk, while icy blonds Doutzen Kroes and Lily Donaldson ? both in black ? caused a stir at Mugler.

Despite cancelled Afropunk, all not lost with volunteer work

FILE - In this Aug. 23, 2015 file photo, D'Angelo performs during FYF Fest at L.A. Memorial Sports Arena & Exposition Park in Los Angeles. D?Angelo and the Vanguard, Public Enemy, Santigold, the Zoe Kravitz-led Lolawolf and Tyler, the Creator were supposed to be headlining for Afropunk?s debut in Atlanta, but D?Angelo pulled out for health reasons and the event was later canceled due to impending bad weather. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP, File)ATLANTA (AP) ? Even though Afropunk's debut in Atlanta was cancelled due to impending bad weather, all was not lost for the music festival's community service efforts.

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein turns 90

FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2009 file photo, Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein performs during a session with Christian McBride at the festival in Newport, R.I. On the eve of his 90th birthday, Wein took the stage Friday, Oct. 2, 2015 at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center to play piano and sing an original blues he had written for the occasion.(AP Photo/Joe Giblin, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? Newport Jazz Festival Founder George Wein was singing the blues just hours before turning 90 on Saturday.

Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein turns 90
NEW YORK (AP) ? Newport Jazz Festival Founder George Wein was singing the blues just hours before turning 90 on Saturday.


Investors brace for stocks to fall again ahead of earnings

A sign hangs in front of U.S. flags outside of the New York Stock Exchange in New YorkThe global market volatility of the past month that sent U.S. stocks to their worst quarter in four years shows no signs of letting up just because the calendar turned to October. Investors say they are bracing for another leg down in the S&P 500 stock index despite its positive showing last week by increasing cash and other defensive positions in their portfolios. "Do I think we go into a bear market?

U.S. job growth stumbles, raising doubts on economy

People seek employment at job fair for homeless at Los Angeles Mission in Skid Row area of Los Angeles, CaliforniaU.S. employers slammed the brakes on hiring over the last two months, raising new doubts the economy is strong enough for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates by the end of this year. Payrolls outside of farming rose by 142,000 last month and August figures were revised sharply lower to show only 136,000 jobs added that month, the Labor Department said on Friday. "You can?t throw lipstick on this pig of a report," said Brian Jacobsen, a portfolio strategist at Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin.

New chairman sees emissions scandal as threat to VW's viability: paper

Hans Dieter Poetsch, CFO of German carmaker Volkswagen, adjusts his glasses during a news conference in WolfsburgHans Dieter Poetsch, the incoming chairman of Volkswagen (VW) , sees the scandal around the rigging of emissions tests as a threat to the firm's viability albeit a surmountable one, a newspaper quoted him as saying. At an internal company meeting this week at the VW headquarters in Wolfsburg, Poetsch described the situation as an "existence-threatening crisis for the company", Germany's Welt am Sonntag reported in a release ahead of Sunday's publication. Poetsch also said that he believed VW could overcome the crisis, the newspaper said.

Exclusive: Lockheed Martin mulls merger of some services units with peer - sources

F-35 Bravo Lightning II stand ready on the deck of amphibious assault ship USS Wasp for day two of the first phase operational testing in the Atlantic OceanThe contemplated transaction would create the largest government services contractor in the United States and would generate an estimated $2 billion windfall for Lockheed, the people said. Lockheed, the Pentagon's largest supplier, is looking to pay down debt following its agreement in July to acquire Sikorsky Aircraft, the helicopter unit of United Technologies Corp , for $9 billion in cash. CACI International Inc and Science Applications International Corp are in early-stage talks with Lockheed about a so-called Reverse Morris Trust (RMT) deal for the assets, a transaction that would avert a hefty tax bill, the people said.

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Franklin Expedition search: Every HMS Erebus artifact 'has a story to tell'
Clearing kelp off HMS Erebus

A fragment of HMS Erebus's wheel is one of the summer's more symbolic finds from the Franklin Expedition shipwreck, but it's only one clue toward unlocking the High Arctic mystery of exactly how Sir John Franklin's mid-19th century expedition met its demise.

Double hit of asteroid plus volcanoes killed off dinosaurs, study says
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It was a combination of calamities ? an asteroid strike followed by vast volcanic eruptions half a world away ? that doomed the dinosaurs and many other creatures 66 million years ago, new research says.

Spelunkers, cliff climbers needed for Mars mission: Bob McDonald
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NASA announced this week that it had found direct evidence of flowing water on Mars. But if we are to search for life in that water, it's going to take mountaineering and caving skills that are beyond the visions of both NASA and Hollywood.

Blue whales' meal planning revealed
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A study of blue whales off California's coast that used tags to track their movements and their prey shows the marine behemoths are not indiscriminate grazers, as long thought.

 Netflix Top 10

The Imitation Game

Chronicling mathematical wizard Alan Turing's key role in Britain's successful effort to crack Germany's Enigma code during World War II, this historical biopic also recounts how his groundbreaking work helped launch the computer age.

American Sniper

Based on his memoir of the same name, this military biopic centers on legendary sniper Chris Kyle, who amassed a record number of kills on the battlefield during his 10-year career as a Navy SEAL.


From director Christopher Nolan comes this futuristic cosmic odyssey, which follows a band of space explorers who surmount the limits of interstellar travel, using a recently discovered wormhole to pass between dimensions.


This inspiring tale of survival is based on the real-life experiences of Louis Zamperini, an American pilot held by the Japanese during World War II. After his plane crashes into the Pacific Ocean, Zamperini spends 47 days adrift before his capture.


Undone by a broken marriage and her mother's death, Cheryl Strayed has been on a years-long reckless tear, fueled by addiction and despair. In a bid to save her life, she decides to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail -- alone and with no experience.

The Theory of Everything

With his body progressively ravaged by ALS, world-famous physicist Stephen Hawking must rely on his wife, Jane, to continue his life's work as he faces various challenges. This affecting biographical drama centers on the couple's fertile partnership.

The Judge

Big city lawyer Hank Palmer returns to his childhood home where his father, the town's judge, is suspected of murder. Hank sets out to discover the truth and, along the way, reconnects with his estranged family.

Still Alice

When 50-year-old linguistics professor Alice Howland begins having trouble remembering words, her symptoms ultimately lead to a diagnosis of early-onset Alzheimer's -- which forces Alice and her family to make radical changes in their lives.


Michael Keaton delivers a winking performance in this dark comedy about a cinematic superhero trying to forge a comeback with a Broadway play. With none of the super-powers of his former character, the actor struggles to rebuild his career and life.

Game of Thrones

Originally airing on HBO, this live-action fantasy series -- based on George R.R. Martin's "A Song of Ice and Fire" novels -- charts the violent efforts of competing noble families to gain control of the vacant Westeros throne.

 Jewish World

President Clinton speaks at opening of Anne Frank exhibit
Clinton celebrated the grand opening of the Anne Frank Tree, an outdoor exhibit that will feature a sapling from the tree outside the building where Frank and her family hid from the Nazis during World War II.

Brooklyn Orthodox woman sues gym over ban on modest clothing
The woman claims her membership to Lucille Roberts, a women-only fitness club, was terminated after she refused to take off her skirt while working out.

Council of Europe drops anti-circumcision campaign
Both left and right in Israel, Jews and Muslims, worked to get the council to retreat.

Senior EU official: 'age-old monster' of anti-Semitism is back in Europe
European Commission VP Frans Timmermans said current wave of attacks and threats is 'unacceptable.'

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