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Trump draws ire after falsely claiming 'most' past presidents didn't call families of fallen soldiers
ABCNews.com (WASHINGTON) -- President Donald Trump touched a nerve with former White House officials after saying on Monday that previous presidents did not make phone calls to the families of fallen service members.Trump was responding to a question about why he has not yet made remarks about the four special operations servicemen killed in Niger almost two weeks ago. Trump, speaking from the Rose Garden in a surprise press conference with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he plans on contacting the families soon.“If you look at President [Barack] Obama and other presidents, most of them didn't make calls....
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Hollywood continues to sever ties with Harvey Weinstein
Chance Yeh/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Hollywood is up in arms over the allegations surrounding Harvey Weinstein and the company he co-founded, The Weinstein Company.The Producers Guild of America's national board of directors and officers voted on Monday to expel Weinstein after numerous women claimed the movie mogul and producer sexually harassed or sexually assaulted them."This morning, the PGA’s National Board of Directors and Officers decided by unanimous vote to institute termination proceedings concerning Harvey Weinstein’s membership,” co-presidents Gary Lucchesi and Lori McCreary said in a statement on behalf of the board. “As required by the PGA’s Constitution, Mr. Weinstein...
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California wildfire death toll continues to rise
David McNew/Getty Images (SANTA ROSA, Calif.) -- A possibly weary contracted driver of a water truck helping to fight California's wildfires died Monday morning after his truck veered off the road and rolled over, officials said.The unidentified man was driving a water tender, also known as a tanker, that can supply thousands of gallons of water to firefighters.He was driving into Napa Valley's Robert Mondavi Winery to help battle blazes when he apparently lost control of the car, a California fire official confirmed to ABC News."Fatigue is [potentially] a factor," the official said.His death comes after fire officials in California...
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Dozens of ISIS fighters killed after US strikes Yemen camps
iStock/Thinkstock (WASHINGTON) -- About 50 ISIS fighters were killed in U.S. military airstrikes in Yemen targeting two training camps in the country's central region. One of the camps had gained notoriety last week as the scene of an ISIS training video that showed images of ISIS recruits appearing to be kicked in the groin to demonstrate their physical toughness."U.S. forces killed dozens of ISIS members in a strike on two ISIS training camps, Oct. 16, in Al Bayda Governorate, Yemen, disrupting the organization's attempts to train new fighters," the Pentagon said in a statement."ISIS used the camps to train militants...
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Miley Cyrus returning to "SNL" November 4
NBC/Trae Patton (NEW YORK) -- Miley Cyrus is heading back to Saturday Night Live. The singer and judge of The Voice will be the musical guest on November 4, while Larry David will host. It will mark her fourth appearance on the show. Miley first hosted SNL in 2011, then pulled double-duty as both host and musical guest in 2013 and 2015. So far, this season of SNL has included performances by Jay-Z, Sam Smith and Pink. Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.
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Former 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick files grievance against NFL over alleged collusion
Michael Zagaris/San Francisco 49ers/Getty Images (NEW YORK) -- Former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has filed a grievance against the NFL, alleging the owners colluded to keep him out of the league because of his protests during the playing of the national anthem before games.The grievance alleges the league's owners "colluded to deprive Mr. Kaepernick of employment rights in retaliation for Mr. Kaepernick's leadership and advocacy for equality and social justice."The NFL did not immediately respond to a request for comment.Instead of filing the grievance through the NFL Players Association, Kaepernick has hired attorney Mark Geragos, who has represented...
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Artist's dolls give women with skin-pigment loss 'confidence' and 'a voice'
Crystal Kaye (KANSAS CITY, Mo.) -- Crystal Kaye's work designing dolls to represent women with skin-pigment loss is drawing grateful responses from women across the country who are thrilled to have a doll that looks like them.“I get messages from women saying that they’re in tears. Women in their 40s and 50s, crying because they’re so grateful to have something that mirrors them,” said Kaye of Kansas City, Missouri.It all began about nine months ago when Kaye took a porcelain doll that her daughter was about to throw away.Kaye, who already had an online store she calls Kays Customz for...
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