Space station accepts 1st Virginia delivery in 2 years

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The International Space Station has received its first shipment from Virginia in more than two years.
Iraqi parliament passes bill banning alcohol

FILE -- In this Sept. 11, 2007, file photo, a man looks at bottles of alcohol on sale in liquor store in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's parliament passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages. The bill passed late Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars, or $21,000, for anyone violating the ban. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq's larger cities, mainly from shops run by Christians. It's unclear how strictly the law would be enforced. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban, File)BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages in a surprise move that angered many in the country's Christian community who rely on the business.

Syrian rebels caution civilians in Aleppo about offensive

BEIRUT (AP) — A leading northern Syrian rebel coalition warned civilians in Aleppo to stay away from government positions around the contested city early Sunday as rebels and pro-government forces clashed along the city's outskirts.
Lithuania's opposition eyes power in run-off election

The first round of a general election in Lithuania left Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats with just 14.42 percent of the voteTipped as the next prime minister, leader of the conservative Homeland Union Gabrielius Landsbergis has presented himself as the face of change. The 34-year-old grandson of Lithuanian independence icon Vytautas Landsbergis has vowed to fight emigration by creating jobs, reforming education, boosting exports and foreign investment. Leftists finished third with just 14.42 percent (10 seats), a huge blow for Prime Minister Algirdas Butkevicius's Social Democrats.

Confident Clinton steps up in battle for Congress

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton addresses a campaign event at Taylor Allderdice High School in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on October 22, 2016With polls giving her the edge on Election Day, Democratic White House nominee Hillary Clinton said she planned to work hard to see her party make gains in Congress. Speaking to reporters aboard her campaign plane, the 68-year-old former secretary of state said she no longer wished to respond to the attacks or provocations of her opponent Donald Trump in the run-up to the November 8 vote. Barnstorming through key swing states on Saturday, the candidates provided a study in contrast -- Clinton was the picture of optimism and inclusion, while Trump lobbed scathing attacks at his critics, including his female accusers, the media and Clinton herself.

Close Window