Top Headlines for October 27, 2017

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • JFK Files: Thousands released but Trump holds back others

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has blocked the release of hundreds of records on the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, bending to CIA and FBI appeals, while the National Archives came out Thursday night with a hefty cache of others….
  • Help Me! Boy cries as Rohingya boat fleeing Myanmar capsizes

    INANI BEACH, Bangladesh (AP) — Across the ferocious waves and the churning black water, Alam Jafar could see his frantic 7-year-old son gasping for breath, his arms flailing just above the ocean's surface….
  • Pentagon chief Mattis stresses diplomacy in Korean crisis

    PANMUNJOM, Korea (AP) — On his first visit to the tense but eerily quiet frontier between North and South Korea as U.S. secretary of defense, Jim Mattis conveyed the message he hopes will win the day: Diplomacy is the answer to ending the nuclear crisis with the North, not war….
  • Spain leader urges Senate to grant powers in Catalan crisis

    MADRID (AP) — In an impassioned address, Spain's prime minister on Friday urged the country's Senate to grant special constitutional measures that would allow the central government to take control of Catalonia's autonomous powers to try to halt the region's independence bid….
  • AP FACT CHECK: Past anti-drug campaigns show little success

    A massive advertising campaign is part of the Trump administration's plan to attack America's opioid crisis. Yet an AP Fact Check finds that such campaigns in the past have failed to have a strong impact on drug use among the young….
  • AP Interview: From rage to peace: A SEAL’s view of Bergdahl

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) — Former Navy SEAL James Hatch, whose career as a commando ended when he was shot while searching for Bowe Bergdahl, said his feelings toward the Army sergeant have gone from "I would like to kill him" to thanking the soldier's lead attorney for working so hard to defend him….
  • Kenyan officials report low turnout in presidential election

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's election commission says about 6.5 million people, or one-third of registered voters, went to the polls in a repeat presidential election that was boycotted by the main opposition group….
  • Indonesia police question factory owner after fire kills 47

    TANGERANG, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesian police on Friday said they were questioning the owner of a fireworks factory that exploded into an inferno, killing at least 47 people, and have accounted for the safety of three of 10 workers still missing….
  • Women rescued after voyage went from bad to worse

    HONOLULU (AP) — A planned voyage from Hawaii to Tahiti aboard a small sailboat didn't start off well for two Honolulu women. One of their cellphones washed overboard and sank into the deep blue water on their first day at sea….
  • Rainbow resurgence: Bright Astros jerseys now a fan favorite

    HOUSTON (AP) — Once mocked, now fashionable, those rainbow jerseys of the Houston Astros are back in full bloom at the World Series….
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