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Quebec passes law banning face veils

The Canadian province of Quebec has passed a new law banning face veils.<p>The province’s parliament voted 65 to 51 in favour of the controversial legislation.<p>The new law bars face coverings for people giving or receiving provincial government services. It includes forcing those who use public …

Brexit talks: UK must prepare to leave without deal, say ex-ministers

Conservatives write to Theresa May urging her to walk away from talks if EU27 continue refusing to discuss future trade<p>The UK will inevitably leave the EU without a deal and businesses should start preparing for trade on World Trade Organisation terms, the former cabinet minister Owen Paterson has …

American kids’ daily mobile screen time is almost 10 times higher than it was in 2011

More than 95% of US households own a smartphone. If that makes you shrug, this will not: daily mobile media usage among kids under eight is nearly 10 times higher than it was in 2011, according to Common Sense’s most recent kids’ media usage survey.<p>“There’s a been a seismic shift in kids’ media use …

Kids

Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted “Go home Nazis” as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.<p>Richard Spencer’s event at the university …

Obama blasts 'politics of division' on return to campaign trail

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama, back on the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, called on voters to reject a growing “politics of division” that he said was corroding American democracy.<p>Without mentioning Republican President Donald Trump by name, …

Florida Democrat Wilson no friend of veterans, vote record shows

The Florida Democrat who criticized President Donald Trump this week for being "insensitive" toward the widow of a U.S. soldier slain in Africa might be facing similar criticism herself.<p>It turns out that U.S. Rep. Frederica Wilson has frequently voted against measures intended to help veterans and …

State Supreme Court rules teen cannot be tried by jury in Endia Martin's killing

The teen girl charged with killing 14-year-old Endia Martin in 2014 is not entitled by law to a jury trial in juvenile court, the Illinois Supreme Court ruled Thursday.<p>Attorneys for the shooting suspect, who was 14 at the time of Endia’s fatal shooting, had requested that a jury decide her …

Spam heists in Hawaii prompt retailers to put the wildly popular 'mystery meat' in locked cases

By Fred Barbash<p>, Editor, Morning Mix<p>Last month in the Pearl City community on Oahu, Safeway customer Arlene Sua watched as a man suddenly grabbed eight cases of Spam <b></b>and headed for the door. She thought “‘Okay, this isn’t real. No, he’s not going to take it, no, no,” she told KHON TV.<p>But it was …

Spam

French protest labor changes but fewer take to the streets

PARIS (AP) — The number of French protesters appears to be falling on the third day of union-backed, nationwide demonstrations against President …

Emmanuel Macron

Where's the buzz? German study finds dramatic insect decline

BERLIN (AP) — The number of flying insects in Germany has been dropping at an "alarming" rate that could signal serious trouble for ecosystems and …

Ecology

Malawi mobs kill two more people accused of being vampires

Wave of attacks which had already killed six people spreads to country’s second city, Blantyre, where epileptic man is ‘torched’<p>A wave of attacks in Malawi against people accused of vampirism has spread to its second-biggest city of Blantyre, where vigilante mobs killed two people, police said on …

Congresswoman demands investigation into law that stymied DEA on opioid enforcement

In September 2016, local Rep. Judy Chu met with then-head of the Drug Enforcement Agency Chuck Rosenberg.<p>She was reassured by Rosenberg that recently passed legislation related to the oversight of how opioids are distributed, which she cosponsored, "did not interfere with the DEA's ability to …

Congressional Committees

George W. Bush: Bigotry and white supremacy are 'blasphemy' against the American creed

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.<p>"Our identity as a nation, unlike other nations, is not determined by geography or ethnicity, by soil or blood. …

George W. Bush

How to View Uranus Without a Telescope as It Nears Earth Tonight

Sky-gazers will have a good chance of seeing the icy planet Uranus from just 1.7 billion miles away Thursday night — without the help of a …

Sculpture By The Sea on Bondi Beach: Pictures

Shia LaBeouf gets a year of probation and anger-management counseling after Georgia arrest

<i>Transformers</i> star Shia LaBeouf was given a year's probation by a judge in Savannah, Ga., Thursday after pleading guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction stemming from his July 8 arrest for a public outburst.<p>LaBeouf also pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct. Prosecutors dropped …

Film Festivals

Investigation launched after actress tells LAPD she was raped by Harvey Weinstein

An Italian model-actress met with Los Angeles police detectives for more than two hours Thursday morning, providing a detailed account of new allegations that movie mogul Harvey Weinstein sexually assaulted her at a hotel in 2013.<p>She is the sixth woman to accuse Weinstein of rape or forcible sex …

MRI results negative on Draymond Green's knee, but he is doubtful for Friday

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green underwent an MRI on his left knee Wednesday, and the results came back negative, the team said.<p>Although …

Alex Smith, Chiefs Offense Looks To Take Advantage of Raiders on Thursday Night Football

<i>Previewing Kansas City Chiefs at Oakland Raiders on NFL Week 7</i> Thursday Night Football...<p>Did Pittsburgh lay the blueprint for stopping Kansas City’s …

After one game, the Nets’ Jeremy Lin is out for the season with a patellar tendon rupture

By Cindy Boren<p>, Reporter<p>Jeremy Lin’s expression showed immediately that he suffered a serious injury in the Brooklyn Nets’ season opener Wednesday night.<p>Lin and the Nets learned that he will miss the rest of the season with a ruptured patellar tendon in his right knee. “Gods [sic] ALWAYS faithful …