KIRKUK, Iraq -- A massive Islamic State assault on targets in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk came to an end Saturday after a day and night of heavy clashes, as Iraqi forces launched a new advance southeast of the ISIS-held city of Mosul. The militants killed 13 workers, including four Iranians, at a power plant north of Kirkuk, and a local TV reporter was killed by a sniper in the city.
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) -- Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win, a development that could enormously complicate the crucial early weeks of her preparations to take office. Clinton's team is also keeping a close eye on statements by national Republican leaders, predicting they could play an important role in how Trump's accusations of electoral fraud might be perceived.
CHICAGO -- For these members of the Cubs, the franchise's tragic history might as well be the stuff of a bedtime fairy tale. On Saturday, the franchise will get another shot at the fall event called the World Series -- rumors on the north side of town perpetuated by grandparents say it actually exists -- when Game 6 of the NLCS is played at Wrigley Field.
The Hillary Clinton campaign's Brooklyn office was evacuated Friday night after two interns found a suspicious substance in an envelope, the New York Police Department said. It was first opened around 5:30 p.m. in Clinton's Manhattan office before being brought to the 11th floor of the Brooklyn office at Pierrepont Plaza.
Progressives angry over revelations in Team Clinton's e-mails -- such as one calling their hero Bernie Sanders "a doofus" -- are vowing to use the hacked messages to prevent the Democratic presidential nominee from tilting right after Election Day, it was reported Friday. In the e-mails, Hillary Clinton and several top advisers describe liberals and their causes as "puritanical," "pompous," "naive," "radical" and "dumb," calling some "freaks" who need to "get a life."
Emergency crews were monitoring a pipeline that ruptured during a freak storm in Pennsylvania, anxiously waiting to see if nearly 55,000 gallons of gasoline would reach drinking water supplies serving thousands of residents. The storm early Friday dumped up to 7 inches of rain on western and central Pennsylvania, triggering mudslides, turning roads into rivers and sweeping away at least two homes.
CARACAS, Venezuela -- Venezuela is bracing for turbulence after the socialist government blocked a presidential recall referendum in a move opposition leaders are calling a coup. "This a big deal and reveals that the government was fearful of what could happen in the three-day signature collection period. They have effectively postponed the recall referendum indefinitely. This measure makes it difficult to think of Venezuela as a democracy," said David Smilde, a Venezuela expert at the Washington Office on Latin America.
LOS ANGELES -- Looking to assemble an arsenal to compete against powerful technology titans Google and Apple, telephone giant AT&T is scrambling to seal a massive deal to buy a crown jewel of media -- Time Warner Inc. Time Warner owns HBO, CNN, TBS, TNT, Cartoon Network and Hollywood's biggest television and film studio, Warner Bros.
ASUNCION Spains Belarmino Fernandez, who in November will receive the Entrepreneur of the Year award from the Spanish Chamber of Commerce, believes that Paraguay will continue to be the star of the regional economy, though investors who come to this South American country are not necessarily guaranteed success. Fernandez, born in the Asturian town of Arcallana the name he chose for the group of companies he founded 30 years ago and which includes real estate and finance divisions told EFE that Paraguay will experience at least five good years, thanks to the spectacular growth in previous years and the fact that the current government has administered its resources wisely.
White supremacist and former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke has qualified for a debate in Louisiana's US Senate race -- which is set to be held at a historically black university. Duke narrowly crossed the 5% threshold needed to participate, ABC News reported on Friday , with 5.1 percent support in the independent Mason-Dixon Poll.
A cyberattack on Dyn , a major internet management company, left much of the web in shambles, with users reporting issues with popular sites like Twitter, Spotify, SoundCloud, Airbnb, and more. On Friday morning, Dyn informed the public that the company had begun "monitoring and mitigating a DDoS attack against our Dyn Managed DNS infrastructure."
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