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09/30/2016 04:34 AM
Colorado gives marijuana candy a new look to avoid confusion

In this Monday, Sept. 19, 2016, photograph, candy bars marked with Colorado's new required diamond-shaped stamp noting that the product contains marijuana are shown in the kitchen of BlueKudu candy in the historic Five Points District of Denver. State officials require the stamp to be put directly on edibles after complaints that the treats look too much like their non-intoxicating counterparts. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)DENVER (AP) — Wondering if that brownie contains pot? Colorado has you covered.



09/30/2016 04:31 AM
Deutsche Bank CEO seeks to reassure staff over market concerns

Deutsche Bank CEO Cryan addresses the bank's annual general meeting in FrankfurtDeutsche Bank Chief Executive John Cryan on Friday moved to reassure staff after shares in Germany's largest lender hit an historic low amid renewed concerns over its stability. Cryan said he understood that employees could be unsettled by extensive speculation in the media that a few hedge fund customers had left the group but said the bank was solid and had more than 20 million customers. "There are forces now under way in the market that want to weaken confidence in us," Cryan said in an internal letter to employees seen by Reuters.



09/30/2016 04:30 AM
Plunging Deutsche Bank shares send shocks across Europe

Deutsche Bank shares dropped on news that a number of hedge funds had pulled money out of the German giant owing to concerns over its financial strengthShares in Germany's biggest lender Deutsche Bank plummeted on the Frankfurt stock market on Friday, dragging other European banks and global markets down with it, after reports some customers were pulling money out. The investors were reacting to a $14-billion fine demand from the US Department of Justice (DoJ) and conflicting reports in German media over whether Berlin would come to the troubled bank's aid if necessary, which have sapped the bank's market valuation since Monday. Just after 0800 GMT, shares in the bank had shed 6.35 percent to 10.90 euros ($12.19), while traditional Frankfurt rival Commerzbank -- which itself announced a far-reaching restructuring this week -- was also pulled down, losing 6.37 percent to trade at 5.45 euros.



09/30/2016 04:29 AM
The Latest: Obama says Peres showed justice and hope

Former US President Bill Clinton passes the flag-draped coffin of former Israeli President Shimon Peres during his funeral at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):



09/30/2016 04:14 AM
Three Chinese fishermen killed in confrontation with South Korea coastguard
Three Chinese fishermen were killed on Thursday in a fire that broke out on their boat when South Korean coastguard men trying to apprehend them for illegal fishing threw flash grenades into a room they were hiding in, a South Korean official said. Disputes over illegal fishing are an irritant in relations between China and U.S. ally South Korea, even as their economic relations grow close. China's Foreign Ministry said it had lodged a protest with Seoul about the incident.

09/30/2016 04:14 AM
Rosetta spacecraft set for comet crash

The Rosetta spacecraft measures 32 m across including the solar arrays, while the comet nucleus is thought to be about 4 km wideEurope's pioneering spacecraft Rosetta headed for a crash landing Friday on the comet it has stalked for two years, a dramatic end to a 12-year odyssey to demystify our Solar System's origins. Sent by ground controllers on a leisurely, 14-hour freefall, Rosetta was engaged in a last-gasp spurt of science-gathering on the 19-kilometre (12-mile) journey to its icy comet tomb. "Next stop #67P!" the European Space Agency (ESA) tweeted late Thursday, using a shortened version of Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko's full name.



09/30/2016 04:11 AM
Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial servicePresident Barack Obama flew to Israel Friday to pay his respects to Shimon Peres, the former leader whose six decades of work shaping this tiny nation into a powerful and industrious force generated tremendous ...



09/30/2016 04:03 AM
Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

Knesset guards carry the flag-draped coffin during the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)JERUSALEM (AP) — Shimon Peres was being laid to rest on Friday in a ceremony attended by thousands of admirers and dozens of international dignitaries — in a final tribute to a man who personified the history of Israel during a remarkable seven-decade political career and who came to be seen by many as a potent symbol of hopes of Mideast peace.



09/30/2016 03:59 AM
India evacuates border villages after raid on militants in Pakistan

An Indian army soldier patrols along highway on the outskirts of SrinagarBy Fayaz Bukhari SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India has evacuated more than 10,000 villagers living near the border with Pakistan, amid concerns that there could be a military escalation after its special forces launched a cross-border operation against suspected militants. Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government ordered federal and state security forces to upgrade surveillance along the frontier in Jammu and Kashmir state, part of the 3,300-km (2,100 miles) border between the nuclear-armed neighbors. The evacuation was launched after India said it had launched strikes across the Line of Control, or de factor border, into Pakistan-ruled Kashmir against suspected militants preparing to carry out attacks in India.



09/30/2016 03:57 AM
First Thai babies diagnosed with Zika-linked microcephaly

Health experts have warned Asia is particularly vulnerable to the Zika virus, given that the Aedes aegypti mosquito -- which carries Zika, dengue fever and the chikungunya virus -- thrives in its congested citiesThai health authorities on Friday said microcephaly in two babies was caused by the Zika virus, in what is believed to be Southeast Asia's first confirmed case of a link between the sickness and the birth defect. Tourism is expected to account for 17 percent of Thailand's GDP this year, and authorities will be desperate to prevent visitor numbers from tailing off after Friday's announcement. "Two of the three infants (tested) had microcephaly due to the Zika virus," Wicharn Pawan, a disease control official at the Health Ministry told AFP.



09/30/2016 03:53 AM
Polish explorer says he found deepest underwater cave
WARSAW, Poland (AP) — A Polish explorer says he and his team have discovered the world's deepest underwater cave, 404 meters (1,325 feet) down, near the eastern Czech town of Hranice.

09/30/2016 03:52 AM
3,800 civilians dead in year of Russian strikes in Syria: monitor

A Syrian man walks past a bus set ablaze following a reported air strike in the rebel-held Salaheddin district of AleppoAround 3,800 civilians have been killed in one year of Russian air strikes in Syria in support of President Bashar al-Assad, a monitoring group said Friday. The toll includes more than 2,700 jihadists from the Islamic State group and around 2,800 fighters from various rebel factions, the British-based monitor said. The Observatory -- which relies on a network of sources inside Syria for its information -- says it determines what planes carried out raids according to their type, location, flight patterns and the munitions involved.



09/30/2016 03:52 AM
Syrian monitor: Russian airstrikes killed 9,300 in past year

In this photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, Syrians inspect damaged buildings after airstrikes by government helicopters on the rebel-held Aleppo neighborhood of Mashhad, Syria, Tuesday Sept. 27, 2016. A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim. (Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets via AP)BEIRUT (AP) — A Syrian opposition monitoring group that tracks Syria's civil war says a year of Russian airstrikes have killed more than 9,000 people in the war-torn country.



09/30/2016 03:51 AM
Survey: Chinese factories eke out expansion in September

In this Sept. 9, 2016 photo, people walk by a worker counting Chinese currency 100 yuan note at a cash counter at a shop selling decorative souvenirs near Tiananmen Square in Beijing. Chinese factories eked out a tiny expansion in activity for September as new orders picked up marginally, offering a glimmer of hope for the world's No. 2 economy, according to a private survey Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)HONG KONG (AP) — Chinese factories eked out a tiny expansion in activity for September as new orders picked up marginally, offering a glimmer of hope for the world's No. 2 economy, according to a private survey Friday.



09/30/2016 03:51 AM
Deutsche Bank shares tank below 10 euros for first time
BERLIN (AP) — Deutsche Bank shares have fallen sharply in early trading following reports that hedge funds are moving some of their business elsewhere.

09/30/2016 03:47 AM
Car bomb wounds two in Cairo suburb: security sources
A car bomb exploded in an eastern suburb of Cairo on Thursday evening, wounding two people, security sources said. It was not clear who the bomb was targeting, but the sources said it was planted in a private car parked near the home of a senior interior ministry official and a prosecutor. Egypt is facing an Islamist insurgency led by Islamic State's branch in North Sinai, where hundreds of soldiers and police have been killed.

09/30/2016 03:43 AM
Kidnappers free Pakistani media group executive
ISLAMABAD (AP) — An executive at a leading Pakistani media group says that a director who was abducted earlier this week has been freed by his captors and has arrived safely in Islamabad.

09/30/2016 03:42 AM
Cyprus court orders extradition of Egyptian hijacker

Egyptian Seif Eldin Mustafa (R), who hijacked an EgyptAir passenger plane, is transferred by Cypriot police from the court back to the prison in Nicosia, CyprusA court in Cyprus on Friday ordered the extradition of an Egyptian who hijacked an aircraft with a fake explosive belt, diverting it to the island in March. Seif Eldin Mustafa, 59, failed to convince the Nicosia district court that he could not get a fair trial in his home country, the semi-official Cyprus News Agency reported. Mustafa commandeered a domestic Alexandria-Cairo flight with 72 passengers and crew on board on March 29, ordering the pilot to divert to Larnaca airport on the Mediterranean island.



09/30/2016 03:42 AM
London to launch inquiry into foreign property ownership - report

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan waves after his speech during the third day of the Labour Party conference in LiverpoolLondon's mayor Sadiq Khan will launch an inquiry into foreign ownership of property in the British capital which has helped push up housing costs, the Guardian newspaper cited him as saying on Thursday. "It's clear we need to better understand the different roles that overseas money plays in London's housing market, the scale of what's going on, and what action we can take to support development and help Londoners find a home," the Guardian quoted Khan as saying. "That's why we are commissioning the most thorough research on this matter ever undertaken in Britain – the biggest look of its kind at this issue – so we can figure out exactly what can be done." London property prices rose more than 12 percent in the 12 months to July after notching up annual gains of around 20 percent in mid-2014, according to official data.



09/30/2016 03:27 AM
Japan OKs $1.5 billion contract for new Tokyo stadium

FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2016, file photo, Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, left, speaks about his design of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics stadium, background, during a press conference in Tokyo. Japan’s government approved on Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, a plan for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The stadium construction will begin in December, more than a year after an earlier plan was scrapped due to spiraling cost and an unpopular design. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government approved a plan Friday for a nearly 150 billion yen ($1.5 billion) contract with a joint venture to build a new main stadium for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics.



09/30/2016 03:27 AM
Saudi foreign ministry condemns passage of U.S. Sept. 11 law
Saudi Arabia's foreign ministry condemned the passage of a U.S. law that would allow families of victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks to sue the kingdom for damages, calling it a matter of "great concern" in a statement on Thursday. The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday to approve legislation that will allow the families of those killed in the 2001 attacks on the United States to seek damages from the Saudi government. "The erosion of sovereign immunity will have a negative impact on all nations, including the United States," said the Saudi statement, which was carried on state news agency SPA after a day of stony silence from Riyadh.

09/30/2016 03:26 AM
Dismissing risks, Trump goes all-in on Bill Clinton's past

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/John Locher)NEW YORK (AP) — Donald Trump says he took the moral high ground at the first presidential debate by not mentioning the infidelities of former President Bill Clinton. But he hinted at them, talked about them immediately afterward and then sent his campaign's top backers out to do the same.



09/30/2016 03:24 AM
Russia fighting in Syria for a year, still at odds with US

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016 file photo, Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in New York. Kerry is threatening to cut off all contacts with Moscow over Syria, unless Russian and Syrian government attacks on Aleppo end. The State Department says Kerry issued the ultimatum in a Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2016, telephone call to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov.(AP Photo/Jason DeCrow, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after Russia waded into the war in Syria, aiming to flex its national security muscles and prop up beleaguered Syrian President Bashar Assad, Moscow appears no closer to one of its military goals: getting the U.S. to coordinate combat operations in the civil war. And prospects of a diplomatic resolution seem dim.



09/30/2016 03:24 AM
Gabon opposition leader rejects Bongo's legitimacy, calls for talks

Gabon opposition leader Jean Ping attends a meeting with advisors in LibrevilleBy Gerauds Wilfried Obangome LIBREVILLE (Reuters) - Gabon's opposition leader Jean Ping called on Thursday for national talks to form a "new republic" and urged foreign powers to impose sanctions on allies of President Ali Bongo, sworn in this week after a disputed election in the oil-producing nation. Ping remained intransigent during his speech in the capital Libreville, saying he refused to recognise Bongo's presidency. Ping ridiculed Bongo's earlier appeals for talks, saying that the president, who came to power in a contentious 2009 election following his father Omar Bongo's death after 42 years in power, had won fraudulently.



09/30/2016 03:20 AM
Clinton's 'nasty' Trump ads are mostly his own words

In this Sept. 29, 2016, photo, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally in Bedford, N.H. Trump says Hillary Clinton is making “nasty” ads about him. Most of Clinton’s commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy. (AP Photo/John Locher)WASHINGTON (AP) — Donald Trump says Hillary Clinton is making "nasty" ads about him. Most of Clinton's commercials about Trump, though, merely include clips of him speaking. Her campaign seems to have concluded that Trump is his own worst enemy.



09/30/2016 03:18 AM
Family of slain black man wants police to release full video

Pamela Benge, center, spoke of her son, Alfred Olango, at a press conference on Thursday Sept. 29, 2016, in San Diego, Calif., to address the killing of Olango, a Ugandan refugee shot by an El Cajon police officer on Tuesday. In an emotional appearance before reporters, Benge said her son Alfred was joyful and loving and was not mentally ill. (AP Photo/Don Boomer)EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) — Angry protests flared again Thursday night after a family attorney charged that an unarmed black man was unjustly killed by San Diego police, and that officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.



09/30/2016 03:17 AM
Palestinian president, Netanyahu shake hands at Peres funeral

Israel's PM Netanyahu and U.S. President Obama at the funeral of former Israeli President Shimon Peres in JerusalemBy Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu shook hands and exchanged brief words at the funeral on Friday of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli leader who won international acclaim for peacemaking with the Palestinians. U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered for the burial in Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery, two days after Peres, a former president and premier, died at the age of 93. "Long time, long time," Abbas told Netanyahu and the prime minister's wife Sara, after shaking his hand before the start of the state ceremony.



09/30/2016 03:16 AM
Trump injects Bill Clinton scandals into 2016 race

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks at a campaign rally, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Bedford, N.H. (AP Photo/John Locher)BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) — Donald Trump is warning voters that a Hillary Clinton victory would bring her husband's sex scandal back to the White House.



09/30/2016 03:15 AM
Speaking at the funeral, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu says ex-President Shimon Peres was a 'great man of the world'
JERUSALEM (AP) — Speaking at the funeral, Israel's PM Benjamin Netanyahu says ex-President Shimon Peres was a 'great man of the world'

09/30/2016 03:13 AM
Hearing set for teen held in South Carolina school shooting

Fire Chief Billy McAdams, center, speaks with reporters about a school shooting during a news conference in Townville, S.C., on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. McAdams was among the first two officials to arrive on the scene of the shooting, which injured two students and a teacher at a rural elementary school. (AP Photo/Jay Reeves)TOWNVILLE, S.C. (AP) — A judge will decide whether authorities can continue holding a teenager arrested after a school shooting that left two students and a teacher wounded and a tiny South Carolina community coping with the aftermath.



09/30/2016 03:12 AM
Mother of California man shot by police says he was having breakdown

Pamela Benge, mother of Alfred Olango, speaks as the family of Alfred Olango, who was shot by El Cajon police Tuesday, gathers at a news conference in San Diego, CaliforniaBy Dan Whitcomb SAN DIEGO (Reuters) - The mother of an unarmed black man shot to death in Southern California said on Thursday her son was having a mental breakdown when he was confronted by police and they should have helped him instead of quickly opening fire. Within two minutes of police arriving, Alfred Olango, 38, was shot to death in the San Diego suburb of El Cajon on Tuesday after he pointed an object that turned out to be an electronic cigarette at police, authorities said. It was the latest in a string of shootings of mostly unarmed black men by white police officers in the United States that have led to sometimes violent protests.



09/30/2016 03:03 AM
Asian stocks lower on renewed worries about banking sector

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2016, file photo, trader James Dresch, center, works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange. Energy stocks led most markets higher on Thursday, Sept. 29, after OPEC nations reached a preliminary deal to cut oil production for the first time in eight years. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stock markets were lower on Friday as investor sentiment was dented by overnight losses on Wall Street and renewed worries about the health of Deutsche Bank.



09/30/2016 03:01 AM
Russia, Syria geopolitics frame pope's Caucasus trip

Russia, Syria geopolitics frame pope's Caucasus tripPope Francis' trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan will be filled with religiously symbolic encounters with Catholics, Orthodox, Muslims and Jews. Current events in Syria and other geopolitical concerns might ...



09/30/2016 03:00 AM
World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres

US President Barack Obama (L) attends the funeral of former Israeli president and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemeteryWorld leaders including US President Barack Obama and Prince Charles were bidding farewell to Israeli ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres on Friday as his funeral began under massive security. Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas was among attendees at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery and was seated in the front row, reportedly at the request of Peres's family. Abbas knew Peres well and negotiated with him.



09/30/2016 02:58 AM
Deutsche Bank admits 'perception issue' as shares slide

A statue is seen next to the logo of Germany's Deutsche Bank in FrankfurtBy Gernot Heller and Andreas Rinke BERLIN (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank shares were indicated down 6.2 percent ahead of the opening of the Frankfurt market on Friday, after Germany's largest lender admitted it had an image problem with investors as fresh concerns over its stability emerged. The lurch followed a Bloomberg report on Thursday that a number of hedge funds that clear derivatives trades with Deutsche had withdrawn some excess cash and adjusted positions, a sign that counterparties are wary of doing business with it. One large hedge fund in Asia had pulled out its collateral from Deutsche amounting to $50 million in the last two days, while another fund which had a "smallish amount" with the bank was monitoring the situation closely and had not pulled out yet, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Friday.



09/30/2016 02:53 AM
Europe's comet chaser gets final commands to end its mission

The artist impression provided on the website of the European Space Agency ESA on Sept. 29, 2016 shows ESA's Rosetta cometary probe. The spacecraft will be crash landed on Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko Sept. 30, 2016. (J. Huart/ESA via AP)BERLIN (AP) — Europe's comet-chasing space probe Rosetta has received its last commands putting it on course to crash-land on the icy surface of the alien world it's been following for more than a decade.



09/30/2016 02:51 AM
Newcomers _ 6 Euros, 2 Yanks _ could be key to Ryder Cup

Europe's Andy Sullivan congratulates Europe's Rory McIlroy after McIlroy holed his approach shot on the sixth hole during a practice round for the Ryder Cup golf tournament Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)CHASKA, Minn. (AP) — Welshman Jamie Donaldson had quite the debut in the Ryder Cup two years ago, though his rookie success wasn't enough to get him invited back.



09/30/2016 02:39 AM
UK consumer confidence surges to pre-Brexit levels - survey

A woman holds a Union Flag shopping bag in LondonBritish consumer morale rocketed back to pre-Brexit levels in September, a survey found, confounding expectations that the vote to leave the EU would wreak more lasting damage on Briton's willingness to spend. Market research firm GfK's gauge of consumer confidence suffered its sharpest drop in over 26 years in July as economists said Brexit would pitch the economy into recession, but data suggests Britain has avoided a rapid slump. The GfK index, based on an online poll of 2,000 people, rose to -1 in September from -7 in August - the biggest increase since June last year and restoring levels seen in the months before the June 23 referendum.



09/30/2016 02:37 AM
Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions HitlerPhilippine President Rodrigo Duterte raised the rhetoric over his bloody anti-crime war to a new level Friday, comparing it to Hitler and the Holocaust and saying he would be "happy to slaughter" ...



09/30/2016 02:36 AM
LEADING OFF: Wild-card chases in AL and NL, rainy forecasts

Toronto Blue Jays' Jose Bautista, left, reacts after striking out in front of Baltimore Orioles' Matt Wieters, right, during the first inning of a baseball game in Toronto, Thursday Sept. 29, 2016. (Mark Blinch/The Canadian Press via AP)A look at what's happening around the majors today:



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