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Duterte 'happy to slaughter' drug suspects; mentions Hitler

FILE - In this Aug. 25, 2016, file photo, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte gestures with a fist bump during his visit to the Philippine Army's Camp Mateo Capinpin at Tanay township, Rizal province east of Manila, Philippines. Duterte raised his bloody anti-crime war rhetoric to a new level Friday, Sept. 30, 2016, comparing it to how Hitler massacred millions of Jews and saying how he would be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts. Duterte issued his latest threat against drug dealers and users early Friday on returning to his home in southern Davao city after visiting Vietnam, where he discussed his anti-drug campaign with Vietnamese leaders and compared notes on battling the problem. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez, File)MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Philippine 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" 3 million addicts.


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:


Pakistan militant group jumps to prominence with attacks

FILE - In this Monday, March 28, 2016 photo, women try to comfort a Christian mother who lost her son in bomb attack, claimed responsibility by Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, in Lahore, Pakistan. One of Pakistan?s most vicious militant groups, Jamaat-ul-Ahrar, has dramatically stepped its attacks over the past month in what appears to be a backlash to military operations against it. It has eclipsed the Pakistani Taliban as the main militant group in a country where multiple armed extremist factions operate. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary, File)ISLAMABAD (AP) ? One of Pakistan's most vicious militant groups has dramatically stepped up its attacks over the past month, striking mosques, Christians and security forces in attacks that have killed more than 60 people in what appears to be a backlash to military operations against it.


Green's big game gets Bengals settled against Dolphins

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)CINCINNATI (AP) ? A.J. Green's big game got the Bengals back to break-even and left them with reasons for optimism heading into a tough stretch of their season.


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 of an unarmed black man who was fatally shot by San Diego police charged that the killing was unjust and officials were trying to sway public opinion by only releasing a single, favorable frame from video of the shooting.


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.


Asia stocks slide as Deutsche sours mood, oil pulls back

A man looks at an electronic board showing the Japanese yen's exchange rate against Euro outside a brokerage in Tokyo, JapanAsian stocks extended losses on Friday as worries about the health of Deutsche Bank weighed on financial shares and as oil prices inched back from near-one month highs on scepticism over OPEC's new plan to curb output. MSCI's broadest index of Asia-Pacific shares outside Japan lost 1 percent and was on track for a 0.9 percent drop for the week. On Thursday, Wall Street lost about 1 percent as Deutsche Bank shares slumped to a record low after a report that trading clients had withdrawn excess cash and positions held in the largest German lender.


Gut feeling: new CEO to steer Nestle down uncharted health path

A logo is pictured outside the Nestle Institute of Health Sciences in LausanneUsing them to cure disease and boost wellness is one of several bets KitKat maker Nestle is making in the field of health and nutritional science, as it seeks to offset slowing sales of traditional processed foods. Ulf Mark Schneider, a German medical industry veteran, is expected to speed the drive into health-oriented products when he becomes the first Nestle outsider chief executive in nearly a century in January. Schneider's hiring from healthcare firm Fresenius signals Nestle's commitment to pioneering the interface of food and medicine, in part by focusing on nascent areas like microbiome therapy, which has potential to boost human health and Nestle's margins.


Factbox: Nestle Health Science key investments
(Reuters) - Nestle believes its Health Science unit will eventually generate annual sales of 10 billion Swiss francs ($10.3 billion). It already has sales of more than 2 billion francs.

Israelis, world leaders gather for Peres funeral

A portrait of late Israeli President Shimon Peres is seen at the Knesset, Israel's parliament, in Jerusalem, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Peres died early Wednesday at the age of 93. The state funeral of Peres is planned on Friday. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) ? Israelis, along with dignitaries from around the world, were gathering in Jerusalem Friday for the funeral of former President Shimon Peres.


Obama arrives in Israel for Shimon Peres memorial service

FILE - In this June 13, 2012 file photo President Barack Obama looks at Israeli President Shimon Peres after awarding him the Presidential Medal of Freedom at a dinner in the East Room of the White House in Washington. Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it. Now, their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Obama boarded Air Force One Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to fly to Israel to join dozens of world leaders at the funeral of Peres, the 93-year-old former prime minister, president and elder statesman. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) ? President 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 respect from Obama.


The latest: Some violence, vandalism in police protests

In this Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2016 frame from video provided by the El Cajon Police Department, a man, second from left, faces police officers in El Cajon, Calif. The man reportedly acting erratically at a strip mall in suburban San Diego was shot and killed by police after pulling an object from his pocket, pointing it at officers and assuming a "shooting stance," authorities said. Some protesters claimed the man was shot with his hands raised, but police disputed that and produced the frame from cellphone video taken by a witness that appeared to show the man in the "shooting stance" as two officers approached with weapons drawn. (El Cajon Police Department via AP)EL CAJON, Calif. (AP) ? The Latest on the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man in El Cajon, California (all times are local):


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.


Survey: Chinese factories eke out expansion in September
Chinese factories have reported a slight expansion in activity for September as new orders picked up marginally, according to a private survey. The Caixin monthly purchasing managers' index released Friday ...

The Latest: Israel begins Peres funeral procession

FILE - In this March 21, 2013 file photo, President Barack Obama and Israeli President Shimon Peres raise their glasses in a toast after Obama received the Israeli Medal of Distinction from Peres during a State Dinner at President's residence in Jerusalem, Israel. Both were Nobel Prize laureates who labored for peace in the Middle East but failed to achieve it. Now, their joint efforts are at an end as President Barack Obama prepares to pay a final tribute to Shimon Peres in Jerusalem. Obama boarded Air Force One Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, to fly to Israel to join dozens of world leaders at the funeral of Peres, the 93-year-old former prime minister, president and elder statesman. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)JERUSALEM (AP) ? The Latest on the funeral of Israel's former President Shimon Peres (all times local):


World leaders gather for funeral of Nobel laureate Peres

Children light candles as Israelis queue up to pay their respects in front of the coffin of former Israeli president Shimon Peres in JerusalemWorld leaders from US President Barack Obama to Britain's Prince Charles gathered under tight security in Israel on Friday for the funeral of ex-prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize winner Shimon Peres. Security forces were on high alert for the funeral beginning at 9:00 am (0600 GMT) at Jerusalem's Mount Herzl national cemetery, with roads closed and thousands of officers deployed. Some 70 countries were to be represented, with the range of leaders illustrating the respect Peres gained over the years in his transformation from hawk to committed peace advocate.


Cardinals top Reds on Molina's disputed double in 9th inning

The St. Louis Cardinals celebrate with an ice bath after Yadier Molina drove in the game-winning run with a double against the Cincinnati Reds in a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, at Busch Stadium in St. Louis. The Cardinals own 4-3. (Chris Lee/St. Louis Post-Dispatch via AP)ST. LOUIS (AP) ? There was no dispute the St. Louis Cardinals shouldn't have won on Yadier Molina's double.


Canada wins World Cup, rallying to beat Europe 2-1

Canada's Brad Marchand celebrates his goal against Europe during the third period of Game 2 of the World Cup of Hockey finals, in Toronto on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (Frank Gunn/The Canadian Press via AP)TORONTO (AP) ? Canada was not the best team on the ice until it mattered.


Obama arrives in Israel for funeral of Shimon Peres
By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and other world leaders gathered in Israel on Friday for the funeral of Shimon Peres, the former Israeli prime minister and president whose pursuit of an elusive peace with the Palestinians won international embrace. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas also planned to attend the burial, which will be held in the "Great Leaders of the Nation" section of Jerusalem's Mount Herzl cemetery. Abbas's rare visit to the city, a short drive through Israeli military checkpoints from Ramallah, in the occupied West Bank, seemed unlikely to yield anything more than handshakes with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Obama.

Watt has back surgery, expected to miss rest of season

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo,Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt warms up before an NFL football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. The biggest defensive star in the Lone Star state is out. That's a void for the Houston Texans as big as, well, J.J. Watt's persona. Houston's best on D for now will have to be Jadeveon Clowney and Whitney Mercilus. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)HOUSTON (AP) ? A person familiar with J.J. Watt's condition said the Houston Texans' star defensive lineman had back surgery Thursday and is expected to miss the rest of the season.


Tulsa officer expected to plead not guilty to manslaughter

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Tulsa Oklahoma Police Department shows officer Betty Shelby. Police say Tulsa officer Shelby fired the fatal shot that killed Terence Crutcher on Sept. 16, 2016. Shelby's attorney Scott Wood said Thursday, Sept. 29 that she was so hyper-focused on the situation that she didn't hear other officers arrive on the scene or even the deadly gunshot she fired from her handgun. Officer Shelby is expected to enter a not-guilty plea at her arraignment on Friday. (Tulsa Police Department via AP, File)TULSA, Okla. (AP) ? A Tulsa police officer is expected to plead not guilty to first-degree manslaughter in the death of an unarmed black man when she makes her first appearance before a Tulsa County judge.


Philippines' Duterte draws Hitler parallel

Police investigate the site where suspected drug pushers were killed after an encounter with police in the Pasig City district of suburban Manila on September 23, 2016Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday drew a parallel between his deadly crime war and Hitler's massacre of Jews, saying he was "happy to slaughter" millions of drug addicts. Duterte also attacked the United States and the European Union for "hypocrisy" in criticising his anti-drug crackdown, in which more than 3,000 people have been killed since he took office three months ago. "Hitler massacred three million Jews.


Mother of California man shot by police says he was having breakdown

Protesters gather along Broadway Avenue to protest the fatal shooting of an unarmed black man on Tuesday by officers in El CajonBy 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.


Ward has big game, No. 6 Houston beats UConn 42-14

Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. (1) breaks the tackle of Connecticut linebacker Vontae Diggs en route to a 30-yard touchdown in the first half of an NCAA college football game, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. (AP Photo/Eric Christian Smith)HOUSTON (AP) ? The sixth-ranked Houston Cougars were determined to take care of business this year after Connecticut detailed their perfect season a year ago.


Goldman feels the heat in Asia as IPO engine slows

A sign is displayed in the reception of the Sydney offices of Goldman Sachs in AustraliaGoldman Sachs failed to make it to the upper echelon of Asia's equity market fee earners for the first time in more than a decade, hit by a squeeze in fees that is prompting the U.S. bank to cut back jobs in the region. Goldman has shared dominance of the Asia Pacific equity capital market arena with UBS and Morgan Stanley since clinching the mandate for China's first privatization in 1997.


After fatal train crash, investigators seek answers

After fatal train crash, investigators seek answersFederal investigators are sifting through the wreckage of a train crash in New Jersey to determine what happened before it barreled through a station and crashed into a barrier, causing a young mother ...


New Jersey train station crash kills 1; over 100 hurt

In a photo provided by William Sun, people examine the wreckage of a New Jersey Transit commuter train that crashed into the train station during the morning rush hour in Hoboken,, N.J., Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. The crash caused an unknown number of injuries and witnesses reported seeing one woman trapped under concrete and many people bleeding. (William Sun via AP)HOBOKEN, N.J. (AP) ? A rush hour commuter train crashed through a barrier at the busy Hoboken station and lurched across the waiting area Thursday morning, killing one person and injuring more than 100 others in a grisly wreck that renewed questions about whether long-delayed automated safety technology could have prevented tragedy.


A.J. Green has big game as Bengals dominate Dolphins 22-7

Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) scores a touchdown during the first half of an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Cincinnati. (AP Photo/Gary Landers)CINCINNATI (AP) ? For most of the game, A.J. Green piled up more yards than the entire Miami Dolphins offense in a virtuoso performance. As an encore, he thrilled the crowd by juggling some Florida citrus.


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. A Chinese embassy official in Seoul could not be reached for comment and China's foreign ministry in Beijing did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

China reports 6 dead, 23 missing in typhoon landslides

Rescuers use heavy equipment to dig in the rubble of a house that was destroyed in a landslide in Sucun village in eastern China's Zhejiang Province Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Several dozen people were reported missing Thursday after rain-saturated hillsides collapsed onto villages in China following a typhoon. (Chinatopix via AP)BEIJING (AP) ? Six people are reported dead and at least 23 people are still missing after two landslides triggered by a major typhoon swept through separate villages in southeastern China, state media reported.


Duterte compares Philippine drug killings to Hitler, says he'd be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.
MANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Duterte compares Philippine drug killings to Hitler, says he'd be "happy to slaughter" 3 million addicts.

Family band Flatt Lonesome wins 3 at Bluegrass Awards
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) ? Family band Flatt Lonesome won three awards at the International Bluegrass Music Awards while the Earls of Leicester were named entertainer of the year for the second consecutive year.

Boy, 6, fights for his life after South Carolina school shooting

Anderson County sheriff's deputies and investigators gather outside of Townville Elementary School after a shooting in TownvilleBy Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A first grader who was shot and wounded by a 14-year-old boy accused of killing his father before he opened fire outside a South Carolina elementary school is "fighting for his life," a fire chief and the boy's family said on Thursday. Jacob Hall, 6, was struck in the leg on Wednesday afternoon during a shooting spree that also wounded another boy and a first-grade teacher at Townville Elementary School, about 100 miles (160 km) northeast of Atlanta. Police said the teenager crashed a pickup truck into a fence around the rural school's playground after he fatally shot his father, Jeffrey DeWitt Osborne, 47, at their home about 2 miles (3 km) away.


Cubs-Pirates stopped by rain, first tie in majors since 2005

Chicago Cubs starting pitcher Rob Zastryzny delivers in the first inning of a baseball game against the Pittsburgh Pirates in Pittsburgh, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) ? Well, yes, there are ties in baseball.


Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeral

Marlins' Fernandez remembered as larger than life at funeralDespite all his accomplishments, Jose Fernandez never pitched a complete game, and on Thursday he was carried out of church in a casket with too much unfinished business. The choir struck up "God ...


New Jersey train rams into station, kills bystander, injures 114 others

Emergency vehicles are seen in an aerial view outside the New Jersey Transit station following a train derailment and crash in Hoboken, New JerseyBy Frank McGurty and Amy Tennery HOBOKEN, N.J. (Reuters) - A commuter train plowed into a station in New Jersey at the height of Thursday's morning rush hour, killing a woman on the platform and injuring more than 100 people as it brought down part of the roof and scattered debris over the concourse. Witnesses described terrifying scenes as the front of the train smashed through the track stop at high speed and into the Hoboken terminal, toppling support columns and creating chaos at one of the busiest transit hubs in the New York City area. "We have no indication that this is anything other than a tragic accident but ... we're going to let the law enforcement professionals pursue the facts," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said at a news conference in Hoboken alongside New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.


Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime show

Lady Gaga will perform during Super Bowl halftime showIt's official: Lady Gaga will headline the Super Bowl halftime show. The NFL and Pepsi announced Thursday that the pop star will take the stage Feb. 5 at NRG Stadium in Houston. Gaga sang the national ...


Defense secretary: US will sharpen 'military edge' in Asia

Secretary of Defense Ash Carter speaks to sailors on the flight deck of the USS Carl Vinson, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at Naval Air Station, North Island in Coronado, Calif. Defense Secretary Ash Carter on Thursday said the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might. Carter made the pledge in a speech aboard the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson in port in San Diego. (Nelvin C. Cepeda/The San Diego Union-Tribune via AP)SAN DIEGO (AP) ? Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Thursday the U.S. will "sharpen our military edge" in Asia and the Pacific in order to remain a dominant power in a region feeling the effects of China's rising military might.


Chelsea boss Conte to look to Terry to halt slide against Hull

Chelsea's John Terry has emerged as a central figure in Antonio Conte's plansChelsea icon John Terry looks primed to be thrown straight back into action on Saturday against struggling Hull in a bid to end a run of two successive Premier League defeats. Both losses to Liverpool and Arsenal have been since Terry damaged ankle ligaments but having returned to training this week and with England central defender Gary Cahill out of form the 35-year-old club captain is needed more than ever. Terry, who looked to have ended his Chelsea career at the end of last season only to accept a year long contract, has quickly emerged as a central figure in Antonio Conte's plans after the Italian missed out on his main defensive targets during the recent transfer window.


US defense chief calls alliance with Philippines 'ironclad'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte reviews an honor guard with his Vietnamese counterpart Tran Dai Quang during a welcome ceremony at the presidential palace in Hanoi, Vietnam, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016. Duterte is on a two-day visit to meet Vietnam's leaders. (Hoang Dinh Nam/Pool Photo via AP)HANOI, Vietnam (AP) ? U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter has described the U.S.-Philippines alliance as ironclad, one day after the Philippine president said joint military exercises with the U.S. would end.


 
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