Top Headlines for October 31, 2017

Headline News from the Associated Press
  • WW1 Australian battle re-enacted in Israel on centennial

    BEERSHEBA, Israel (AP) — A century to the day after Australian horsemen broke through Ottoman defenses in a daring First World War victory, nearly two hundred re-enactors, including descendants of the soldiers who fought that day, were participating on Tuesday in a memorial to those killed in a battle that helped turn the tide of the war and shape the modern Middle East….
  • With first charges, Mueller sends warning to Trump, aides

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Special counsel Robert Mueller has sent a warning to individuals in President Donald Trump's orbit: If they lie about contacts between the president's campaign and Russians, they'll end up on the wrong end of federal criminal charges….
  • Lawmakers to Trump: Leave Mueller alone

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats – and a few Republicans – in Congress have a clear message for President Donald Trump: Don't mess with Robert Mueller….
  • Russia probe centers on Trump campaign aide

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Donald Trump campaign aide described by the White House as a low-level volunteer was thrust Monday into the center of special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation, providing key evidence in the first criminal case connecting Trump's team to alleged intermediaries for Russia's government….
  • Inconsistencies cast doubt on harrowing tale of sea survival

    HONOLULU (AP) — Two Hawaii women who say they were lost at sea never activated their emergency beacon, the U.S. Coast Guard said, adding to a growing list of inconsistencies that cast doubt on this harrowing tale of survival….
  • Disciplinary case continues for Baltimore police van driver

    BALTIMORE (AP) — A police disciplinary board is hearing the case of a Baltimore police van driver acquitted of murder last year in the death of Freddie Gray, a young black man whose neck snapped during his trip to the station….
  • Catalan ex-leader to speak in Brussels as asylum rumors grow

    BRUSSELS (AP) — Catalonia's ousted regional president will give a news conference in Brussels on Tuesday, European officials said, as speculation mounted that he might seek political asylum in Belgium and try to avoid possible prosecution in Spain for declaring Catalan independence….
  • New fingerprint algorithm helps ID bodies found decades ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Just after Thanksgiving Day in 1983, James Downey dropped off his older brother, John, at a Houston bus station, then quickly turned away so neither the police nor a motorcycle gang affiliated with his brother could later demand details about where the bus was headed….
  • Maine Medicaid expansion vote seen as Obamacare referendum

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The roiling national debate over the government's proper role in health care is coming to a head in a state more commonly known for moose, lobster and L.L. Bean….
  • Google-bred Waymo aims to shift robotic cars into next gear

    ATWATER, Calif. (AP) — Google's self-driving car spin-off is accelerating efforts to convince the public that its technology is almost ready to safely transport people without any human assistance at all….
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