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Obama says Nevadans have drawn a winning hand with Democrats

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Las Vegas, Oct 24 (AP) - Getting into the Las Vegas spirit, President Barack Obama told Nevadans late Sunday they have a winning hand in Democrats Hillary Clinton and Senate candidate Catherine Cortez Masto.
Obama was campaigning to boost Clinton's prospects and help Democrats to retake Senate control, scheduling a stop Sunday in tightly contested Nevada before headlining party fundraisers in California.
"You've got black jack," Obama told a crowd of 3,000 boisterous supporters packed into a...

Officials shoot at drone during weekend of pipeline protests

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Mandan, Oct 24 (AP) - Law enforcement officials fired at an unmanned aircraft and a group of Dakota Access pipeline opponents twice blocked a North Dakota state highway Sunday, capping a weekend of protests.
A helicopter helping monitor a protest against the four-state pipeline Sunday morning was...

Junko Tabei, 1st woman to climb Everest, dies at 77

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Tokyo, Oct 23 (AP) - The first woman to climb Mount Everest didn't stop there.
Japanese mountaineer Junko Tabei, who died Thursday at 77, devoted her adult life to scaling peaks, climbing the tallest mountains in more than 70 countries.
Her philosophy was to live life to the fullest. "I want to...

2 explosions hit Japanese city, killing 1; suicide suspected

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Tokyo, Oct 23 (AP) - Two apparent explosions hit the Japanese city of Utsunomiya back-to-back Sunday, kill-ing one person and injuring three others in what police are viewing as a possible suicide.
Japanese media reports suggest that the victim, believed to be a 72-year-old former military...

Greek shipping companies fined $1.5M for pollution, cover-up

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Seattle, Oct 22 (AP) - A federal judge in Seattle on Friday ordered two companies owned by a Greek shipping magnate to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then repeatedly lied and falsified records in an effort to deceive...

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