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October 21, 2017 2:12 AM Texas city requires no Israel boycott in exchange for hurricane relief

Dickinson, Texas was among the cities hardest-hit by Hurricane Harvey in August. (REUTERS/Rick Wilking) A civil rights group on Friday called unconstitutional a Houston suburb's hurricane repair grant program that says residents cannot boycott Israel as a condition of receiving any money. The American Civil Liberties Union said it's considering legal 16

October 20, 2017 6:42 PM Some Santa Rosa Fire Victims Allowed to Return to See What’s Left of Their Homes

Sheriff fires back at ICE officials over statement on undocumented immigrant SANTA ROSA, Calif.—City officials today began allowing residents of some neighborhoods destroyed by wildfires last week to see what is left of their homes, as a cool, drenching rain helped firefighters gain better control over blazes that have consumed 7,700 structures and left at least 16

October 20, 2017 5:43 PM The World’s Next Environmental Disaster

India’s Yamuna River, born in a glacier in the Himalayas, is so defiled by the time it leaves Delhi that it can’t sustain life DELHI—The Yamuna River that flows through this ancient city has helped sustain some of India’s greatest empires. Hindu poets celebrated its life-giving properties. The Mughal dynasty built the Taj Mahal and other monuments along 17

October 20, 2017 3:42 PM U.S.-led coalition declares ISIS forces vanquished, battle for Raqqa over

BEIRUT — The U.S.-led coalition said Friday that the capture of the Islamic State’s onetime Syria capital of Raqqa marked a turning point in the fight against the extremist group, effectively declaring an end to the military operation there. A U.S.-backed force known as the Syrian Democratic Forces, or SDF, has been clearing the final pockets of the resistance 14

October 20, 2017 1:02 PM Kobe Steel Finds More Products Shipped With Quality Issues

Japan’s quality watchdog found problems with copper pipes produced at a plant in Hadano TOKYO—The quality scandal at Kobe Steel Ltd. deepened Friday after the company said one of its copper plants was under investigation for breaching Japan’s industrial standards. Inspectors Japan’s Quality Assurance Organization took issue with copper pipes produced 12

October 20, 2017 12:56 PM A political crisis is scaring tourists away from Barcelona

A political crisis in Spain is keeping tourists away from Barcelona. International flight bookings to Catalonia have dropped 17% compared to last year since the restive region's independence referendum on October 1, according travel intelligence firm ForwardKeys. "Domestic political unrest almost always damages inbound tourism and that is what we are seeing 19

October 20, 2017 12:00 PM RANKED: Which Houston-area school districts are growing after Harvey?

Published 7:00 am, Friday, October 20, 2017 COURTESY LA PORTE ISD ART IN PROGRESS: La Porte ISD student Sarah Pilkinton said she created the mural because she wanted to capture the school spirit of the students. Spring ISD Superintendent Rodney Watson met the Salyer Elementary Schools bus route and went on a ride along with student LeVonte Williams 24

October 20, 2017 10:42 AM Poland: Man sets self on fire, has note blaming ruling party

WARSAW, Poland – Warsaw police are questioning witnesses and reviewing street surveillance videos after a man set himself on fire in the city's center. Police spokesman Robert Koniuszy said Friday the 54-year-old man was in serious condition at a hospital. He says the man was from outside Warsaw. Polish news portal reports that the man distributed 18

October 20, 2017 9:00 AM Donald Trump Jr. Becomes a Rainmaker on the Republican Speaking Circuit

Donald Trump Jr. navigated the Indianapolis fundraiser like a seasoned politician: shaking hands, ensuring everyone got a selfie and doling out bear hugs to a camo-clad hunting buddy he spotted in the crowd. By the end of the May dinner for the Indiana Republican Party, the president’s eldest son had raised $400,000, a record, besting previous headliners 39

October 20, 2017 6:17 AM Last gasp touchdown sees Raiders stun Chiefs

(The Sports Xchange) - Derek Carr threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Michael Crabtree with no time remaining on Thursday, lifting the Raiders to a stunning 31-30 victory against the Kansas City Chiefs that just may have saved Oakland’s season. The Raiders marched 85 yards in 11 plays for Carr’s touchdown pass, tying the game 30-30. Giorgio Tavecchio 16