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  • JAKARTA, Oct 22- Indonesia intends to send a diplomatic note to the U.S. secretary of state and summon Washington's deputy ambassador in Jakarta to explain why the head of its military was denied entry to the United States, Indonesian officials said on Sunday. Nurmantyo was going to the United States at the invitation of General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the...

  • President Trump to visit Japan Nov. 5-7. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, exit polls showed, bolstering his clout and potentially reenergising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. A hefty win raises the likelihood that Abe, who took office in...

  • The U.S government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms.

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Authorities in Tennessee say a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some of them plowing into buildings. The News-Sentinel in Knoxville reported police tweeted that 50 cars derailed, and at least two buildings were damaged. A spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern told...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. "In its latest diatribe against Bill O'Reilly, the Times printed leaked information...

  • PORT ARANSAS, Texas— The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency responders are also working to contain the spread of oil, which had reached the shoreline of Mustang Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Wiehl had agreed were confidential and not disclosed to the company, "21st Century Fox...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell...

  • ANKARA, Oct 21- Turkey's banking regulator urged the public on Saturday to ignore rumours about financial institutions, in an apparent dismissal of a report that some Turkish banks face billions of dollars of U.S. fines over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. U.S. authorities have hit global banks with billions of dollars in fines over violations of...

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    Bill O’ Reilly struck a $32 million agreement with a longtime network analyst to settle new sexual harassment allegations.

  • MINNEAPOLIS— Minneapolis will begin regulating Airbnb and other short-term vacation rentals, a move the city wanted to get done before the 2018 Super Bowl. The Minneapolis City Council on Friday approved a pair of ordinances requiring those rental hosts to be licensed with the city. Individuals looking to rent a home, condominium or apartment where they live...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell...

  • ANKARA, Oct 21- Turkey's banking regulator urged the public on Saturday to ignore rumours about financial institutions, in an apparent dismissal of a report that some Turkish banks face billions of dollars of U.S. fines over alleged violations of Iran sanctions. Two senior Turkish economy officials told Reuters that Turkey has not received any notice from the...

  • COLUMBUS, Ohio— Police say suspects in a rental truck drove through the front entrance of a Louis Vuitton store in Columbus and carried off about $150,000 worth of designer merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the smash-and-grab occurred just after 5:30 a.m. Thursday at a shopping complex called Easton Town Center. Information from: The Columbus...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's boast that he surpasses his predecessors in consoling families of the fallen proved empty this past week as many stepped forward to say they'd never heard from him after losing their loved ones in military service. —interview with Fox News radio, Tuesday. "President Barack Obama might have done so on occasion but" other...

  • SONOMA, Calif.— When the wildfires ignited, vineyard workers stopped picking grapes and fled for their lives. The deadliest and most destructive wildfires in California history imperiled both the low-wage workers who harvest the nation's most valuable wine grapes and the wealthy entrepreneurs who employ them. "We had people in Mercedes and Lexuses showing up"...

  • JAYAPURA, Indonesia— Gunmen launched attacks Saturday near a U.S.-owned gold and copper mine in eastern Indonesia, wounding two policemen and a civilian, police said. The attacks happened near Freeport Indonesia's mine in the easternmost province of Papua. Freeport Indonesia is a unit of Phoenix, Arizona- based Freeport-McMoRan Copper& Gold Inc..

  • Indiana, a manufacturing powerhouse where you once could get a good-paying job even without a high school education, was falling behind. Yet when Subaru started building a plant here, it wasn't celebrated as a coup for the Republican candidate for governor. In a state where resistance to change is often touted as a virtue, historians say the xenophobic-tinged...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Homeland Security and FBI representatives could not be...