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2 November 2017 5:08 PM Former Trump campaign chair, aide due back in court Thursday on Russia probe charges

Attorneys for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort called prosecutors’ characterization of the case against him “embellished” and filled with “loose talk” before a scheduled return to federal court Thursday afternoon, three days after being arraigned on charges brought by the office of special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. A federal judge is expected 1096

2 November 2017 4:03 PM CIA releases 47,000 bin Laden files, renewing interest in Iran links

Material also contains video of late militant leader's son and possible successor The CIA's release of documents seized during the 2011 raid that killed al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden has led to renewed questions about Iran's support of the extremist network leading up to the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. U.S. intelligence officials and prosecutors have long said Iran formed 1114

2 November 2017 4:01 PM New York truck attack suspect charged with terrorism offences

New York - Federal prosecutors brought terrorism charges on Wednesday against the Uzbek immigrant accused in the truck rampage that left eight people dead, saying he was spurred to attack by the Islamic State group's online calls to action and picked Halloween because he figured streets would be extra crowded. Even as he lay wounded in the hospital from police 1107

2 November 2017 5:35 AM New York truck attack suspect 'spent a year planning'

The main suspect in the New York truck rampage that killed eight people on Tuesday has told investigators he began planning the attack a year ago. Sayfullo Saipov, 29, said he intended to kill as many people as possible and "felt good" about the Halloween attack. The Uzbek immigrant, who faces federal terrorism charges, says he was inspired by so-called 336

2 November 2017 2:13 AM NY attack: Trump calls for death penalty

US President Donald Trump has called for the death penalty for an Uzbek immigrant accused of ploughing a truck down a New York City bike path, killing eight people, describing the man as a "terrorist." Sayfullo Saipov (29), who was hospitalised after he was shot by a police officer and arrested, told investigators he had been inspired by watching Islamic 287

1 November 2017 6:34 PM More sexual harassment accusations leveled against Kevin Spacey

More accusers are saying actor Kevin Spacey sexually harassed or assaulted them. U.S. filmmaker Tony Montana told Radar Online that Spacey "forcefully" grabbed his crotch in 2003 at the Coronet Bar in Los Angeles. He said he moved Spacey's hand away, but he claimed Spacey later followed him into the men's bathroom. Montana said he suffered from PTSD for six months 231

1 November 2017 5:35 PM In meeting, Trump to push a reluctant Xi to rein in North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will further pressure Chinese President Xi Jinping in talks next week to take tougher measures against North Korea, as the United States compiles information for possible new sanctions on Chinese banks working with Pyongyang. Senior administration officials say Trump will try to convince Xi when they meet in Beijing 240

1 November 2017 4:25 PM Can a Carbon 'Vacuum Cleaner' Save the Planet?

Companies are exploring ways to scrub carbon dioxide from the air and put it back into the ground. We humans are really, really good at making carbon dioxide. Last year our smokestacks and tailpipes puffed out more than 60 trillion pounds of the greenhouse gas, monkeying with the planet’s climate and acidifying the oceans. What we’re not so good at is cleaning 211

1 November 2017 4:02 PM A green park on top of a carpark (!) and other remarkable plans for the Auckland port

Ports of Auckland has released its brand new long-term plans. Simon Wilson is impressed, but also not impressed. The cars are moving off the finger wharves. Hallelujah. And instead of spreading over every inch of available wharf space, most of them will be contained in a remarkable, brand-new carpark building. With a green park on top. That’s the biggest 258

1 November 2017 3:49 PM New York truck attacker planned for weeks and carried out rampage in the name of ISIS, officials say

NEW YORK — Investigators probing the background of the 29-year-old man they say mowed down pedestrians and cyclists on a Manhattan bike path believe he was a lone wolf who became “radicalized domestically” while living in the United States, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo (D) said Wednesday. Officials say the suspected attacker, Sayfullo Saipov, was influenced 214