Daily Archive: October 17, 2017

Oct
17

Iraqi forces take control of Kurdish-held areas in Mosul’s Niveveh’s province

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – Iraqi forces have taken control of areas previously held by Kurdish forces in Mosul’s Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a military statement said on Wednesday.

Oct
17

Defeat of Islamic State in Raqqa may herald wider struggle for U.S.

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The defeat of Islamic State in its de facto capital Raqqa may only be the start of a wider struggle by the United States to contain any insurgency launched by the militant group and to stabilize the region, as Washington grapples with defining a comprehensive strategy in Syria.

Oct
17

Bidding war heats up for $5 billion second Amazon HQ

Bidding war heats up for $5 billion second Amazon HQIt’s the prize of a lifetime — a $5 billion investment creating 50,000 well-paid jobs that everyone wants, but only one US city will get. From East to West, from North to South, metropolises across the United States are locked in a frenzied bidding war desperate to woo Amazon into favoring them as the site of the e-commerce giant’s second headquarters. From $7 billion in tax breaks in Newark, New Jersey — 50 years ago aflame by deadly race riots — to a giant cactus shipped inter-state, bids range from the colossally ambitious to the silly before Thursday’s deadline for submissions.


Oct
17

The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until Monday

The Latest: Napa Valley school remain closed until MondayNAPA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on California wildfires (all times local):


Oct
17

Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On ‘Ellen’ After Ducking Other Interviews

Mandalay Bay Security Guard To Appear On ‘Ellen’ After Ducking Other InterviewsThe security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel in Las Vegas who was among the first to encounter mass killer Stephen Paddock during his deadly Oct. 1 shooting spree has apparently broken his silence.


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