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Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

Johnson returns to London to drum up support for Brexit deal

LONDON — After defying expectations to win the backing of European Union leaders for his new Brexit deal , Prime Minister Boris Johnson was battling Friday to secure enough support to get the deal through the fractious British Parliament and pave the
Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

Kim Kardashian urges clemency for Oklahoma death row inmate

OKLAHOMA CITY — Kim Kardashian West has joined a chorus of voices calling for clemency for a black man on Oklahoma's death row who has exhausted his appeals, arguing that a racist juror tainted the outcome of his 2002 trial.
Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

Most overrated? Mattis laughs off Trump barb at charity gala

NEW YORK — Former U.S. Defence Secretary James Mattis is laughing off an insult hurled at him by President Donald Trump.
Ex-Catalan leader hands himself into Belgian authorities

Ex-Catalan leader hands himself into Belgian authorities

BRUSSELS — Fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont has handed himself in to Belgian justice authorities after Spain issued a new warrant for his arrest following the sentencing of 12 of his former colleagues.
Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

Astros power past Yanks for 3-1 ALCS lead, Verlander up next

NEW YORK — They have the pitching, and they don't need the pitches. Certainly, the Houston Astros have confidence for good reason on the brink of another World Series. "It's Justin Verlander," reliever Ryan Pressly said.
Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

Silver: China asked for Rockets GM Daryl Morey to be fired

NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Chinese officials wanted Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey to be fired for his tweet supporting anti-government protesters in Hong Kong, and the league emphatically dismissed the request.
Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

Energy Secretary Perry says he is resigning by year's end

WASHINGTON — Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced Thursday that he will leave his job by the end of the year, saying that under President Donald Trump the nation is nearing energy independence.

San Diego woman living in van gives up all 300 of her rats

SAN DIEGO — A woman living in a van in San Diego with her pet rats has agreed to give them up — all 300 of them. The San Diego Union-Tribune says the San Diego Humane Society went to the woman's van near Del Mar on Oct. 8.
Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

Man heard in strangling video charged in 2nd death in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A man accused of killing a woman who was seen strangled in videos on a digital memory card was charged Thursday with the death of another woman, authorities in Alaska said.
White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

White House: Ukraine aid held up in part over election probe

WASHINGTON — The White House acknowledged Thursday that President Donald Trump's decision to hold up military aid to Ukraine was linked to his demand that Kyiv investigate the Democratic National Committee and the 2016 U.S.