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Indonesia tsunami: Tears and hope amid the rubble as aid arrives

Indonesia tsunami: Tears and hope amid the rubble as aid arrives

Oct 04, 2018 04:07 PM EDT

The ground was still shaking when Martinus Hamaele entered the shattered ruins of the Mercure Hotel, a five-storey building on the Palu coast, shortly after the earthquake and tsunami which devastated the city on Friday.

President Ashraf Ghani of Afghanistan

As Afghanistan Frays, Blackwater Founder Erik Prince Is Everywhere

Oct 04, 2018 03:53 PM EDT

Erik Prince arriving for a closed-door meeting with members of the House Intelligence Committee in Washington last year.

Domestic support wanes for Putin as pension policy takes its toll, analyst says

Domestic support wanes for Putin as pension policy takes its toll, analyst says

Oct 04, 2018 03:40 PM EDT

Russia's main political party performed poorly in September's local elections, losing out in four regional governor run-offs.

Vice President Pence Accuses China Of Trying To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Vice President Pence Accuses China Of Trying To Interfere In U.S. Elections

Oct 04, 2018 03:37 PM EDT

The Trump administration is accusing China of trying to interfere in the U.S. political process, in an effort to undermine the president and his agenda in the upcoming midterm elections.

Justice Department announces indictments of 7 Russians in hacking plot tied to Olympics doping scandal

Justice Department announces indictments of 7 Russians in hacking plot tied to Olympics doping scandal

Oct 04, 2018 03:32 PM EDT

Seven Russian GRU intelligence officers were charged with hacking computers associated with 250 athletes and anti-doping sports organizations in the USA and around the world, Justice Department officials announced Thursday.

University of Michigan Raises $5 Billion, Others Close Behind

University of Michigan Raises $5 Billion, Others Close Behind

Oct 04, 2018 03:20 PM EDT

Mega-campaigns for public schools becoming more common as public funding wanes

Busboy Juan Romero, Who Cradled Dying Robert F. Kennedy, Dies At 68

Busboy Juan Romero, Who Cradled Dying Robert F. Kennedy, Dies At 68

Oct 04, 2018 03:17 PM EDT

On June 5, 1968, hotel busboy Juan Romero raced to congratulate Sen. Robert Kennedy moments after his victory in the California presidential primary. He had met the candidate the day before, bringing him room service at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles.

The Kavanaugh Nomination Careens From Crisis Towards Calamity

The Kavanaugh Nomination Careens From Crisis Towards Calamity

Oct 04, 2018 02:41 PM EDT

As more than 1,200 law professors of both political parties sign a petition stating the obvious legal fact that Judge Kavanaugh’s behavior at last week’s hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee

Sears, Kmart closing more stores ahead of the holidays

Sears, Kmart closing more stores ahead of the holidays

Oct 03, 2018 05:15 PM EDT

Sears is quietly closing another round of stores ahead of the holidays, with some layoffs set to begin two days before Christmas.

eBay claims Amazon illegally poaching sellers

eBay claims Amazon illegally poaching sellers

Oct 03, 2018 05:09 PM EDT

EBay Inc. is accusing Amazon.com Inc.’s sales reps of trying to poach sellers for its own marketplace through eBay’s messaging system.

What's the meaning of Amazon's decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour

What's the meaning of Amazon's decision to raise its minimum wage to $15 an hour

Oct 03, 2018 05:03 PM EDT

The bill has not been brought up in any committee or received any hearing. But Amazon's announcement Tuesday that the company would increase its minimum wage for all workers to $15 an hour means Sanders has already won.

Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan brand revival

Toys 'R' Us lenders cancel auction, plan brand revival

Oct 03, 2018 04:59 PM EDT

The same Toys "R" Us lenders that have been taking heat for their role in the decision to liquidate the company in March are now working on bringing the brand back to life, according to new court documents.

Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Seek for Staples

Survivors of Indonesian Quake and Tsunami Seek for Staples

Oct 03, 2018 04:56 PM EDT

Aid workers are struggling to deliver enough food, water and fuel to keep thousands of earthquake survivors alive on Indonesia's Sulawesi island, five days after the quake and a tsunami combined to carve a swath of death and destruction here.

Deaths from Florence rise by 2 in North Carolina; at least 49 dead

Deaths from Florence increase in North Carolina

Oct 03, 2018 04:49 PM EDT

North Carolina's governor said Tuesday that two more deaths related to Hurricane Florence have been reported in that state, bringing the total who died in the storm and its aftermath in three states to at least 49.

Supreme Court

More Americans believe Christine Blasey Ford than Brett Kavanaugh

Oct 03, 2018 04:44 PM EDT

After a day of wrenching testimony from Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford - who has accused him of sexual assault in high school - more Americans say they believe Ford's account over Kavanaugh's denials

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