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Banks, technology lead early gains for US stocks; oil falls

Oct 20, 2017

U.S. stocks are up slightly in early trading Friday as investors cheer a crop of strong company earnings

TV Academy to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

Oct 20, 2017

TV Academy to consider expelling Harvey Weinstein

Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 people

Oct 20, 2017

Afghan official at the Interior Ministry says suicide bombing at Shiite mosque in Kabul has killed at least 30 people

Town board approves plans for Legoland New York

Oct 20, 2017

A Hudson Valley town planning board has approved the site plan for a proposed Legoland amusement park, completing a 17-month review of the project

5 villagers die in clash with police at Myanmar jade mine

Oct 20, 2017

State media say police in northern Myanmar have opened fire on hundreds of villagers who tried to enter a jade mine, killing at least five and injuring 20 others

UNICEF: Rohingya children refugees face 'hell on earth'

Oct 20, 2017

UNICEF says children who are most of the nearly 600,000 Rohingya who have fled violence in Myanmar sense a "hell on earth" in overcrowded, muddy and squalid refugee camps

US home sales ticked up in September as Houston recovers

Oct 20, 2017

US home sales rose 0.7 percent in September, as Houston market quickly recovers

Cleric bans poses by Cyprus churches over lewd wedding photo

Oct 20, 2017

A senior cleric from Cyprus' Orthodox Christian church has banned couples who marry in civil ceremonies to take wedding photos outside churches and chapels in a part of the island that is popular with holidaymakers

Pope sends rare condolence after Malta journalist is slain

Oct 20, 2017

Pope Francis has sent a letter of condolences to Malta following the car bomb slaying of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia

US home sales rose 0.7 percent in September, as Houston market quickly recovers

Oct 20, 2017

US home sales rose 0.7 percent in September, as Houston market quickly recovers