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Famed boxing trainer Emanuel Steward -- who was in the corner for champions such as Sugar Ray Leonard, Thomas "Hit Man" Hearns and Oscar De La Hoya -- died Thursday in a Chicago hospital, his executive assistant said.
A New York City police officer accused of conspiring to kidnap, rape, torture and cook a number of women and eat their body parts has been arrested and charged in the case, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan said Thursday.
The Justice Department Thursday was reviewing a request from Virginia Democratic lawmakers to launch a federal inquiry into a firm allegedly involved in destroying voter registration applications.
President Barack Obama's re-election effort brought in $90.5 million in the first part of October, lower than the nearly $112 million raised by his rival Mitt Romney during the same period.
The U.S. military did not get involved during the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya last month because officials did not have enough information into what was going on before the attack was over, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta said Thursday.
The San Francisco Giants looked to take a 2-0 lead in the World Series as they played host to the Detroit Tigers in a game that was scheduled to start at 8:07 p.m.
Tropical-Weather-Sandy (will update)
As the Bahamas got hammered by Sandy, a Category 2 hurricane, residents on the East Coast of the United States started to make preparations in case the storm headed their way early next week.
In a brief press conference Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman announced they would run together in the upcoming elections.
Syria-Civil-War (will update)
The guns that have ravaged much of Syria since March 2011 may fall silent Friday, now that Syria's government has agreed to a cease-fire.
Artillery shelling, water outages, and food shortages rather than presents and sweets greeted many Syrians on the most important Muslim holiday of the year.
A top Bolivian official has a stern warning for those who criticize President Evo Morales on social networks: he's watching what they say, and taking names. "I am always going online, and I am writing down the first and last names of the people who insult him on Facebook and Twitter," Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera said at a rally Tuesday. The vice president's comments, widely reported in Bolivian media, have drawn sharp criticism from free speech advocates. But lawmakers from Morales' Socialist Movement party now say they hope to push a proposed law regulating social media through the country's Congress.
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