Police name murder suspect in L.A. Trader Joe's hostage standoff

Los Angeles police named Gene Atkins, a 28-year-old man, as the suspect who took hostages and barricaded himself for three hours inside a Trader Joe's grocery store. They also charged him with fatally shooting a woman, though that shooting remains under investigation.

  • Is this what Kate Middleton does with her maternity clothing?
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    Is this what Kate Middleton does with her maternity clothing?

    The Duchess of Cambridge is known as the queen of recycling and it seems no outfits go to waste in her household – even her maternity wear! While Kate has re-worn various of her pregnancy clothes while she was expecting Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis, the Duchess has also lent some of her pieces to her mother Carole Middleton. Fashion fans were quick to notice that the £220 bold number actually belonged to Kate, who wore it back in January when she was six months pregnant with baby Louis.

  • Prince Harry shares his and Meghan's 'personal joy' over soon becoming parents at the Invictus Games opening ceremony in Sydney
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    Prince Harry shares his and Meghan's 'personal joy' over soon becoming parents at the Invictus Games opening ceremony in Sydney

    The Duke of Sussex today shared his "personal joy" at soon becoming a father as he declared “Game on” for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games in Sydney. Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, who was wearing a Stella McCartney dress and coat by X-Files actress Gillian Anderson for Winser London, watched as artists and dancers took to the stage for the dazzling opening event at Sydney Opera House on Saturday.

  • Saudi prince pins blame for Khashoggi death on favoured general
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    Saudi prince pins blame for Khashoggi death on favoured general

    Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman appears to have bowed to US pressure to blame one of his favoured generals for the death of dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi in a move the Trump administration believes could allow Washington and Riyadh a way out of the escalating crisis. The sacking of Gen Ahmed al-Assiri, one of the embattled crown prince’s most trusted security officials and deputy head of Saudi intelligence, was announced on state television.

  • The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe
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    The Observer view on the urgent need for a fresh vote on Europe

    Theresa May’s plea for help was met with embarrassment and pity by the other 27 leaders in Brussels. The way the hard Tory Brexiters told it, Europe’s leaders should have been begging for mercy by now. Instead, Germany’s Angela Merkel and France’s Emmanuel Macron popped out for a convivial beer or two in a Brussels brasserie after last week’s supposedly make-or-break EU summit.

  • Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveil Sydney's Anzac memorial
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    Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Sussex unveil Sydney's Anzac memorial

    The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have paid tribute to Australia’s war dead as they attended the unveiling of an Anzac memorial 84 years in the making.

  • The thing about Jeremy Corbyn is that he really is a Eurosceptic
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    The thing about Jeremy Corbyn is that he really is a Eurosceptic

    One of the most interesting things said this week was in one of Jeremy Corbyn’s questions to the prime minister. He asked Theresa May if she would confirm the “legal advice given to cabinet that, in the event of no deal, the government would still have to pay the EU a divorce bill of £30bn”. The best ministers, in my view, are those who refuse to accept legal advice as holy writ and are prepared to challenge advice that could be wrong.

  • Sports Direct to close landmark House of Fraser store in Manchester
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    Sports Direct to close landmark House of Fraser store in Manchester

    The landmark House of Fraser store in Manchester is to be closed after talks between its new owner, Sports Direct, and the building’s landlord failed to negotiate a new rent deal. The closure of the 182-year-old store, known by locals as “Kendal’s” from the days when the shop was owned by Kendal, Milne & Faulkner, will result in the loss of more than 160 jobs. The move comes after Sports Direct owner Mike Ashley took over House of Fraser earlier this year in a £90m deal that saved the department store from going into administration.

  • People might actually like you more than you think, and it's to do with the 'liking gap' – here's what that is
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    People might actually like you more than you think, and it's to do with the 'liking gap' – here's what that is

    "It's basically our finding that after a conversation with someone new, your conversation partner might like you more than you realise," Boothby explains. Subjects were harsher on themselves about their own first impression, suggesting they may have higher standards for themselves than for others, possibly, Boothby points out, because they know they could have done better.

  • A People's Vote is our final chance to get it right for generations to come
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    A People's Vote is our final chance to get it right for generations to come

    In 2016 Britain Stronger in Europe, an umbrella campaign led by the then Conservative prime minister David Cameron, made the argument for Britain’s continued membership of the European Union. In spite of this, the Remain campaign was not a complete failure. If it had been such a failure, it would not have been such a close result with 52 per cent for and 48 per cent voting against Brexit.

  • Netflix TV shows: The 25 best series to watch on Netflix UK
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    Netflix TV shows: The 25 best series to watch on Netflix UK

    Netflix's televised revolution began in earnest in February 2013, when the machiavellian political schemer Frank Underwood looked straight into the camera and casually snapped a dog’s neck. It was the first episode of House of Cards – a $100 million TV series that would only be available on the Internet. Netflix was a major winner at the Emmys, its haul of 23 awards attesting to its power-player status.

  • National Trust fees could rise if barbed wire is banned, campaigners warn
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    National Trust fees could rise if barbed wire is banned, campaigners warn

    National Trustmembership fees will rise if plans to remove barbed wire from its land succeed at a pivotal vote, campaigners have warned.

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    Scientists prepare for expedition to the world's deepest depths

    The project, known as Five Deeps Expedition, will use a special submersible vehicle that took more than three years to build. It is made of titanium and other special materials that can dive to the bottom of the ocean, said Victor Vescovo, an explorer who will pilot the vehicle after it leaves its supporting boat and descends toward the deepest parts of the ocean. The maker of the submersible vehicle, Triton Submarines LLC of Vero Beach, Florida, said on the company website that it is the only submersible certified to carry humans on dives of 36,000 feet (11,000 meters).

  • Brazil front-runner proposals could lead deforestation to 'explode': NGOs
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    Brazil front-runner proposals could lead deforestation to 'explode': NGOs

    Proposals made by Brazil's far-right presidential front-runner Jair Bolsonaro present a serious threat to the country's environment that could lead deforestation "to explode," a group of non-government organizations said on Friday. More than 20 NGOs, including Greenpeace and WWF-Brasil, signed the open letter taking aim at several proposals, calling for Brazilians to take action to protect the environment as a runoff vote approaches on Oct. 28. Bolsonaro has said he could take Brazil out of the Paris Agreement to combat climate change, following in the footsteps of U.S. President Donald Trump.

  • Cameroon's Constitutional Court rejects last petition for re-run
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    Cameroon's Constitutional Court rejects last petition for re-run

    Cameroon's Constitutional Council rebuffs the last of 18 petitions that called for a re-run of Oct. 7 presidential election. Calm returns on the Comoros' Anjouan island after days of violent clashes between police and demonstrators. Also coming up in the programme, enough about love, where's the social realism? DR Congo's growing army of rappers shun the nation's traditional rumba music, calling for gritter sounds...

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    Isner needs final-set tiebreaker to reach Stockholm semis

    On the day Wimbledon introduced final-set tiebreakers, the player behind the two longest ever matches at the All England Club needed yet another one to advance to the semifinals of the Stockholm Open. Big-serving John Isner won his second all-American matchup of the week in the Swedish capital, beating Tennys Sandgren 7-6 (8), 6-7 (5), 7-6 (2) in the last of the quarterfinals on Friday. All six sets played by the top-seeded Isner at the tournament have gone to tie-breakers.

  • Euro, pound rally on Brexit concession; stocks dip
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    Euro, pound rally on Brexit concession; stocks dip

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks dipped on Friday, dragging a global index into a fourth consecutive weekly loss, while the euro and sterling rallied against the dollar after a report said Britain is ready to drop a key Brexit demand.

  • Huddersfield grooming victim feared abusers would 'gang rape her mum'
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    Huddersfield grooming victim feared abusers would 'gang rape her mum'

    A Huddersfield grooming victim feared her abusers would “gang rape her mother”, one of the victims’ parents has said.

  • An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they're not driving on the job — here's what it means for drivers around the US
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    An Arkansas court quietly ruled that truck drivers need to be paid minimum wage even when they're not driving on the job — here's what it means for drivers around the US

    A federal court decision in Arkansas today may drastically change the way truck drivers are paid. The court ruled against PAM Transport, an Arkansas trucking company founded in 1980, after the firm was named in a class action suit for alleged violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, a federal law that requires employers to pay truck drivers at least minimum wage.

  • Ex-Commons Staffer Claims Speaker John Bercow Called Her A 'Little Girl'
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    Ex-Commons Staffer Claims Speaker John Bercow Called Her A 'Little Girl'

    A former Commons staffer has revealed how the Speaker of the House of Commons

  • Plastic becoming too expensive to recycle, councils say, as giant waste mountain is discovered
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    Plastic becoming too expensive to recycle, councils say, as giant waste mountain is discovered

    Plastic is becoming too expensive to recycle, councils across Britain will warn on Saturday, raising fears that homeowners' efforts to sort through their waste may be futile. 

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    Liberia launches investigation into U.S. charity after rape allegations

    Liberia's government has launched an investigation into U.S. charity More Than Me (MTM) following allegations that a founding staff member raped several children in its care, government ministers said on Friday. U.S. news website ProPublica last week detailed allegations that before 2014 the charity's Liberian co-founder, Macintosh Johnson, sexually assaulted at least 10 girls over several years including on MTM property.

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    Buffalo Catholic Diocese acknowledges federal inquiry

    Federal investigators looking into clergy sexual misconduct collected documents from the Diocese of Buffalo in June but have not been in contact since then, the diocese said. The diocese acknowledged the federal inquiry late Thursday amid reports the Justice Department has opened investigations across neighboring Pennsylvania into the Roman Catholic Church's handling of child sex-abuse allegations against priests. Buffalo Bishop Richard Malone has been under increasing pressure to resign over his handling of complaints against priests accused of misconduct with children and adults.

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    Heart transplant program changes chief after patient deaths

    A Houston hospital is replacing the surgical director of its renowned heart transplant programs with two veteran transplant surgeons and a veteran transplant program executive after a series of media reports on an unusual number of patient deaths. The hospital announced Friday that Dr. Kenneth Liao and Dr. Alexis Shafii will jointly lead the program previously led by Dr. Jeffrey Morgan.

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    Big numbers of Central Americans arriving at Arizona border

    Large groups of Central American migrants continue to surrender to Border Patrol agents in Arizona with the arrival of one recent group numbering 108 captured in dramatic video images, authorities said Friday. The agency said camera operators monitoring movement Thursday afternoon along the U.S.-Mexico border in the Yuma area captured images of a large number of people being dropped over the border wall east of the San Luis Port of Entry. It said the smugglers never crossed the border while they helped migrants over the wall in four places.

  • Wheels on the Bus: Boy Uses His Wheelchair For Awesome Halloween Costume
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    Wheels on the Bus: Boy Uses His Wheelchair For Awesome Halloween Costume

    A boy in Prospect, Ohio, has used his wheelchair as part of the most amazing Halloween costume. Blake Mompher dressed in a school bus costume, made by his grandfather, which incorporates the chair. Blake has spina bifida, which is a condition that effects the spine at birth. In a video that Blake’s mom, Megan Mompher, shared with Storyful, the five-year-old can be seen cruising along in his costume, which says “Blake County Schools” on the side. Credit: Megan Mompher via Storyful