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Trump attends civil rights museum opening amid protests

JACKSON, Miss. - President Donald Trump flew to Mississippi on Saturday to attend the opening of a civil rights museum but his visit was marred by the absence of top African-American leaders who stayed away in protest of his policies and record on race relations (USA-TRUMP/MISSISSIPPI (PIX), moved at 1:20 p.m., by Jeff Mason,. 476 words)

Trump urges Alabama voters to back Roy Moore

PENSACOLA, Fla. - President Donald Trump on Friday night voiced support for Roy Moore, the Alabama Republican Senate candidate dogged by accusations of sexual misconduct, during a raucous rally that foreshadowed themes for next year’s mid-term elections (USA-ELECTION/ALABAMA-TRUMP (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved at 10:20 p.m., by Jeff Mason, 600 words)


Strong winds pose fresh threat in California wildfires

VENTURA, Calif. - California Governor Jerry Brown will survey destruction from the state's devastating wildfires on Saturday as firefighters rushed to contain the six major blazes before dry desert winds were expected to intensify by nightfall. The southern California fires have killed at least one person this week, destroyed hundreds of buildings and forced more than 200,000 people to flee ash and smoke choking much of the region (USA-WILDFIRES/ (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved at 12:14 p.m., by Caroline Anderson, 511 words, will be led through the day)

Shelter life wears on California evacuees awaiting word on homes

VENTURA, Calif. - California wildfire evacuee Richard Seabold once spent a month in the South Pole, so he knows something about surviving in tough conditions. Life in an emergency shelter, however, has been particularly hard, the 83-year-old says (USA-WILDFIRES/EVACUEES (PIX), moved, by Alex Dobuzinskis, 582 words)

California wildfires send film, TV productions scrambling


Getty museum survives wildfire, ready for quakes

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Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

CAIRO/GAZA - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's visit to the region this month in a snub over U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital. Violence erupted for a third day in Gaza on Saturday in response to President Donald Trump's announcement, which overturned decades of U.S. policy in the Middle East (USA-TRUMP/ISRAEL-GAZA (WRAPUP 3, TV, PIX), moved at 12:50 p.m., 760 words)

Egypt's Coptic Church rejects meeting with Pence

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Pro-Palestinian march in Paris ahead of Netanyahu visit

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Japan arrests North Korean crew amid mystery boat arrivals

TOKYO - Japanese police arrested three crew of a North Korean boat on Saturday for stealing a generator from a hut on an uninhabited island in the latest drama from increasing arrivals of North Korean fishing boats off Japan (NORTHKOREA-JAPAN/BOAT, moved, 211 words)

North Korea says U.N. envoy expressed willingness to ease tensions

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USGS detects aftershocks from Sept. 3 test at North Korea nuclear site

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U.S. envoy for North Korea travels to Japan, Thailand

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Nobel peace laureates urge Trump, North Korea to negotiate

OSLO - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize urges the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike (NOBEL-PRIZE/PEACE (GRAPHIC, PIX, TV), moved at 9:11 a.m., 438 words)

Ukrainian author of Manafort op-ed says just sought input

KIEV - The author of an article that Special Counsel Robert Mueller believes Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort ghost-wrote in violation of a federal court gag order said on Saturday he had sought input on the op-ed before publishing to avoid errors (USA-TRUMP/RUSSIA-MANAFORT (PIX), moved at 12:47 p.m., 476 words)

Supreme Court blocks release of Trump 'Dreamer' documents

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Trump signs 2-week spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON - President Donald Trump signed legislation to fund federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters (USA-CONGRESS/SHUTDOWN (UPDATE 2, PIX), moved, 337 words)

Tax revamp incomplete as Republicans eye social program cuts

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Bank lobbyists in fresh push on tax bill’s 'repo' provision

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Russia says fully compliant nuclear missile treaty

MOSCOW - Russia says it is fully committed to and compliant with a Cold War-era pact with the United States banning intermediate-range cruise missiles after Washington accuses Moscow of violating the treaty (RUSSIA-USA/NUCLEAR (UPDATE 1), moved at 10 a.m., 320 words)

House Republicans 'may reconsider' WHO cancer agency funds

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Senior House GOP leader says Rep. Farenthold should resign if misconduct accusations true

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Two dozen injured in charter bus crash in San Francisco

SAN FRANCISCO - More than two dozen people were injured including four seriously in San Francisco on Friday night when a charter bus they were on crashed on to its side and slid across a highway, officials said (CALIFORNIA-BUSCRASH/, moved at 7:20 a.m., 157 words)

Court upholds conviction in "Making of a Murderer" case

-- A federal appeals court has upheld the murder conviction of a Wisconsin man in a case chronicled in the television documentary “Making of a Murderer," overturning a lower court judge who had tossed out the original guilty verdict (WISCONSIN-DASSEY/ (PIX), moved at 12:16 a.m., by Keith Coffman, 366 words)

Priest gets life sentence in cold-case murder of Texas beauty queen

SAN ANTONIO - A retired Catholic priest convicted of murdering a former beauty queen who came to him for confession was sentenced to life in prison by a jury in south Texas on Friday, local media reported, ending a cold case that has troubled the community for nearly 60 years (TEXAS-CRIME/, moved, 309 words)

Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

-- The trade group representing U.S. drug makers has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices. The law, Senate Bill 17, was signed by California Governor Jerry Brown in October and is set to take effect Jan. 1, 2019 (USA-HEALTHCARE/DRUGPRICING-CALIFORNIA, moved at 8:08 p.m., 303 words)

Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move seen likely to fail

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Iraq declares final victory over Islamic State

BAGHDAD - Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says Iraqi forces had driven the last remnants of Islamic State from the country, three years after the militant group captured about a third of Iraq's territory (MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-ISLAMICSTATE (UPDATE 4, PIX, TV), moved at 12:54 p.m., 862 words)

In push for Yemen aid, U.S. warned Saudis of threats in Congress

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UK's Johnson in Iran talks to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI - British foreign minister Boris Johnson holds talks with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe (BRITAIN-IRAN/JOHNSON (UPDATE 2), moving shortly, 450 words)

Iraq and Iran sign Kirkuk oil swap deal

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Russia's delayed Nureyev ballet to test Kremlin tolerance

MOSCOW - A Bolshoi Theater ballet about the life of Russian dancer Rudolf Nureyev set to premiere on Saturday contains tender scenes of gay romance, testing the Kremlin's tolerance for what it calls "homosexual propaganda" (RUSSIA-BOLSHOI/NUREYEV (TV, PIX), moved at 6 a.m., by Olga Sichkar, 450 words)

Hundreds of thousands mourn rock idol Johnny Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS - Hundreds of thousands of people pay homage to late French rock and roll icon Johnny Hallyday at a Paris memorial service on Saturday attended by French stars and politicians (FRANCE-PEOPLE/HALLYDAY (UPDATE 1, PIX, TV), moved at 10 a.m., by Geert De Clercq, 515 words)

Libya and Italy set up operation to tackle migrant smuggling

TRIPOLI - Libya's U.N.-backed government agreed with Italy on Saturday to establish a joint operations room for tackling migrant smugglers and traffickers as part of efforts to curb migrant flows towards Europe (EUROPE-MIGRANTS/LIBYA, moved at 11:30 a.m., 350 words)

Honduras opposition parties want disputed election annulled

TEGUCIGALPA - Honduras' two main opposition parties made formal requests to annul the results of the still-unresolved presidential election, deepening a political crisis that has roiled the poor, violent Central American nation (HONDURAS-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 1), moved at 1:12 p.m., 390 words)


Pro-Brexit lawmaker says Britons can change terms after EU deal

LONDON - British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet minister and pro-Brexit lawmaker Michael Gove says (BRITAIN-EU/GOVE, moved at 6:30 a.m., 400 words)


Egypt reveals artifacts, mummy from tombs in ancient city of Luxor

LUXOR - Egypt's authorities on Saturday revealed artifacts and a linen-wrapped mummified body, possibly that of a top official, from two tombs that were discovered two decades ago in the Nile city of Luxor but had not been fully unexplored (EGYPT-ARCHAEOLOGY/ (TV, PIX), moved at 12:40 p.m., 180 words)

Kids who get moving may also get better grades



Christie’s says Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo's 'Salvator Mundi'

WASHINGTON - Christie's says Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism is acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ "Salvator Mundi," a painting that recently sold for $450 million. A document seen by Reuters showed that a Saudi prince was authorized to purchase the painting on behalf of the Abu Dhabi agency (ART-AUCTION/DA VINCI-ABUDHABI (PIX), moved, 500 words)

Batman befriends Syrian boy: refugee video named best charity ad

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More 'Big Little Lies' on its way to television

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Film Review: Agatha Christie's 'Crooked House'


Film Review: 'Just Getting Started'


Japan's Ohtani to sign with Los Angeles Angels

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Hamilton crowned Formula One champ at royal palace

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam

SAN FRANCISCO - Apple is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation (APPLE-SHAZAM/, moved, by Stephen Nellis, 225 words)

Spotify and Tencent Music to buy stakes in each other

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Uber agrees to settle U.S. lawsuit filed by India rape victim

SAN FRANCISCO - Uber Technologies and a woman who accused top executives of improperly obtaining her medical records after a company driver raped her in India have agreed to settle a civil lawsuit the woman filed against Uber in June, according to a U.S. federal court filing (UBER-RAPE/SETTLEMENT (UPDATE 2), moved at 9:30 p.m., 460 words)

Wall Street Week Ahead - Tax-loss selling to pressure 2017's losers in December

NEW YORK - Stocks that have been lackluster so far in 2017 are unlikely to see their fortunes reversed in the final month of the year as investors engage in tax-harvesting practices before the new year. "There are a lot of people waiting on tax reform to make those decisions," says Ken Polcari at O’Neil Securities in New York (USA-STOCKS/WEEKAHEAD (SCHEDULED COLUMN), moved, 656 words)

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