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Macedonian parliament approves country's name change

Reuters - 8 hours 14 min ago
Macedonia's parliament on Friday approved a proposal to change the country's name, bringing a decades-old dispute with Greece one step closer to being resolved.
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Eyed in Middle East; Australians vote in by-election, government's majority at stake

Reuters - 8 hours 19 min ago
Voting began in a Australian by-election on Saturday that could determine how long Scott Morrison's two-month-old premiership lasts, with the outcome keenly watched in the Islamic world after Morrison's brazen bid to woo Jewish voters.
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Trump doesn't regret 'body slam' praise

Associated Press - 8 hours 24 min ago
During a memorandum signing event in Scottsdale, Arizona, President Donald Trump said he does not regret praising Rep. Greg Gianforte who assaulted a reporter.
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Guards on Hong Kong-flagged ship repel pirates off Somalia coast: EU force

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:51
Security guards aboard a Hong Kong-flagged cargo ship repelled an attack by pirates in a gunbattle off Somalia's coast this week, the European naval force in the region said on Friday.
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Glove lets you 'feel' objects that aren't there

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:34
Scientists at EPFL and ETH Zurich have made a lightweight glove that simulates holding real objects in virtual reality.
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Frat suspended for 'serious' violations

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:25
Louisiana State University has put a fraternity on an "interim suspension" for what it says are violations of its student code of conduct.
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Trump hopes Mexican efforts to block migrants' caravan continue

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:24
President Donald Trump on Friday again thanked Mexico for its efforts to stop a caravan of migrants from reaching the United States' southern border, and said he hoped the country's efforts continue.
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USC says it's agreed to $215M settlement over gynecologist misconduct claims

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:23
The University of Southern California said Friday it has "reached agreement in principle" on a $215 million class-action settlement after students filed lawsuits accusing former campus gynecologist Dr. George Tyndall of sexually abusing them.
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Brazil front-runner proposals could lead deforestation to 'explode': NGOs

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:20
Proposals made by Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country's environment that could lead deforestation "to explode," a group of non-government organizations said on Friday.
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Man imprisoned for more than 20 years says new evidence proves he didn't abuse his son

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:19
For more than 20 years, Jim Duncan has insisted he was wrongfully convicted of aggravated child abuse for breaking his infant son's bones in 1993.
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Trump says Congress will be involved in U.S. response to Khashoggi case

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:17
President Donald Trump said on Friday that the U.S. Congress will be involved in determining the U.S. response to the disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi.
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Norway frees Russian spying suspect but probe continues

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:11
Norwegian authorities released a Russian man from jail on Friday after holding him for nearly a month on suspicion of spying.
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Migrant caravan streams out of Guatemala, hits Mexican police wall

Reuters - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:08
Hundreds of members of a caravan of migrants in Guatemala tried to breach the border and enter Mexico on Friday as the Mexican government vowed to tackle the convoy that U.S. President Donald Trump says must be stopped before it reaches the United States.
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Russian charged with trying to interfere in 2018 midterms

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:05
A Russian who allegedly worked on funding an online propaganda effort to hurt American democracy was charged with a federal crime Friday for fanning division between racial minority groups, political radicals and disaffected voters.
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Opinion: Can baseball make a comeback?

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 23:01
With strikeouts piling up, scoring plummeting, attendance falling and games often descending into all-or-nothing bores, it's no wonder that some people are calling for radical change to baseball.
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Reporter: They're refugees, not illegal immigrants

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:55
CNN en Español's Maria Santana talks with CNN's Ana Cabrera about the caravan heading to Mexico, saying the migrants should be treated as refugees and not as illegal immigrants.
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Manafort appears in court in wheelchair

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:55
Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort appeared in a wheelchair in a Virginia courtroom Friday afternoon, where he learned he will be sentenced next February.
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A huge group of migrants is at the Guatemala-Mexico border. People are scaling fences. Some broke through a fence. Others jumped off a bridge into the river.

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:48
A large group of Honduran migrants from the caravan have reached the Guatemala-Mexico border and are waiting to cross. Many are parents carrying children, who are sweating in the sweltering heat. It's a chaotic scene, with instructions being shouted out through megaphones. Mexican officials have said people seeking asylum will be processed at the border, but it's unclear what will happen once this large group begins to march forward.
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GOP rep slams Schiff over racism accusation

Associated Press - Fri, 19/10/2018 - 22:37
A New Jersey Republican congressman is demanding an apology from a Democratic colleague who accused him of racism.
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