• Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to murder
    Benghazi attack suspect Khatallah pleads not guilty to murder

    By Aruna Viswanatha WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ahmed Abu Khatallah, a Libyan militant accused of participating in the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya, pleaded not guilty on Monday to 17 new charges related to the attack, including some that carry the death penalty. Khatallah appeared at the brief hearing wearing a green prison jumpsuit with his hair trimmed but long beard intact. He did not speak, and his lawyer, public defender Michelle Peterson, entered the plea on his behalf. ...

  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early
    Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With approval levels hovering around record lows, Obama has spent most of his campaign-related efforts this year raising money for struggling Democrats, who risk losing control of the U.S. Senate in the Nov. 4 midterm election. ...

  • Deep space 'snowball' nears close shave with Mars
    Deep space 'snowball' nears close shave with Mars

    Washington (AFP) - A comet the size of a small mountain is about to skim past Mars, and NASA hopes its spacecraft will be able to photograph the once-in-a-million-years encounter.

  • San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'
    San Francisco radio stations ban hit song 'Royals'

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The popular song "Royals" by New Zealand artist Lorde is getting caught up in the fervor over the upcoming World Series between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals.

  • Kerry urges stepped-up Asian effort against Islamic State
    Kerry urges stepped-up Asian effort against Islamic State

    By David Brunnstrom JAKARTA (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged Asia-Pacific leaders on Monday to do more to stem the flow of foreign fighters to Islamic State in the Middle East and choke off finance to the militants. In Jakarta for the inauguration of Indonesian President Joko Widodo, Kerry also met the prime ministers of Malaysia and Singapore, the Sultan of Brunei, Australia's prime minister and the foreign minister of the Philippines. ...

  • Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics
    Wanted: Cities interested in hosting 2024 Olympics

    LONDON (AP) — Rejected time and again for the 2022 Winter Olympics, the IOC will soon be seeking suitors for the 2024 Summer Olympics.

  • Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows
    Spaniard with Ebola beats the disease, test shows

    MADRID (AP) — A Spanish nursing assistant infected with Ebola after treating missionary priests with the disease repatriated from West Africa has managed to beat it after nearly two weeks of treatment in Madrid and has no traces of the virus in her bloodstream, according to test results released Sunday night by Spain's government.

  • 'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury
    'Oldest Parisian': Neanderthal Fossil Suggests Hunting Injury

    Three arm bones from a prehistoric individual, likely a Neanderthal, were uncovered in the Seine Valley of northern France, suggesting that Neanderthals had a temporary camp along the river 200,000 years ago. The long left arm bones, dated at 200,000 years old, are the oldest human ancestor remains ever to be discovered in Tourville-la-Rivière, about 72 miles (116 kilometers) northwest of Paris. It's the oldest Parisian, if you like," study researcher Bruno Maureille, at the Université de Bordeaux in Talence, France, told the BBC. The bones, found in September 2010, consist of a humerus, radius and ulna from a left arm.

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