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The Latest: Feds meet with Hawaii fishing vessel owners

A group of residents and activists stand outside the Hawaii State Capitol ahead of a meeting about labor conditions for foreign fishermen in Hawaii's commercial fleet, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 in Honolulu. A group of Hawaii lawmakers is holding the public meeting to discuss conditions among the Hawaii fleet after an Associated Press investigation found that some foreign fishermen have been confined to vessels for years. A federal loophole allows the foreign men to work but exempts them from most basic labor protections. (AP Photo/Cathy Bussewitz)HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on a meeting between federal officials and fishing boat owners to discuss conditions among the Hawaii longline fleet (all times local):

Russia pauses Aleppo bombing 11 hours for four days, U.N. wants more
By Tom Miles and Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Russia has told the United Nations it will stop bombing eastern Aleppo for 11 hours a day for four days, but that is not enough to trigger a wider ceasefire deal under which militants would leave the Syrian warzone, the U.N. said on Thursday. The Syrian military said a unilateral ceasefire backed by Russia had come into force to allow people to leave eastern Aleppo, a move rejected by rebels who say they are preparing a counter-offensive to break the blockade. "They (the Russians) have said 11 hours per day and four days from today, Thursday," U.N. Syria humanitarian adviser Jan Egeland told reporters.

Union asks court to reverse Wal-Mart trespassing order
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A labor union that has demonstrated against Wal-Mart Stores Inc. asked the Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday to reverse a judge's decision barring it from entering the retail giant's property for anything other than shopping.

US service member killed north of Mosul: defense official

Smoke rises after a mortar shell hit an area close to an Iraqi army position near the village of Tall al-Tibah, some 30 kilometres south of Mosul, on October 19, 2016A member of the US military was killed Thursday in a bomb blast north of Mosul, a senior US defense official said, as Iraqi forces in the region continued their push on the city. The official told AFP that the service member had died in what were likely "Mosul-related" operations, but did not provide additional details. More than 100 US troops are advising Iraqi security forces and Kurdish peshmerga as they advance toward Mosul, the Islamic State group's last stronghold in Iraq, on multiple fronts.

Historic mountaintop stone cabin gutted by fire is rebuilt

In this Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2016 photo workers rebuild an historic stone cabin on Mount Mansfield in Stowe, Vt. The building was gutted in a fire last Christmas Eve when the founder of Burton Snowboards' two sons accidentally caused a fire. The family donated $150,000 to help rebuild the Stone Hut, which will be open for overnight guests starting on Dec. 1. (AP Photo/Lisa Rathke)STOWE, Vt. (AP) — A historic mountaintop stone cabin that was gutted by an accidental fire caused by the sons of a snowboard company founder almost a year ago has been rebuilt and will be ready for guests soon.

Syrian military says will 'bring down' any Turkish war planes in its air space
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian military said on Thursday that it would bring down any Turkish war planes entering Syrian air space, a response to air strikes carried out by Turkey overnight in northern Syria. "Any attempt to once again breach Syrian airspace by Turkish war planes will be dealt with and they will be brought down by all means available," the Syrian army general command said in a statement. (Reporting by Lisa Barrington; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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Golf: Woods still dreams of eclipsing Nicklaus' major record

NCAA Football: Washington State at Stanford(Reuters) - Tiger Woods says he still believes he will surpass the record 18 major titles won by Jack Nicklaus, even though the former world number one has been sidelined from competition for more than a year due to a chronic back injury. Now aged 40, Woods is in the twilight of his golfing career and has been stalled on 14 major victories since his remarkable triumph at the 2008 U.S. Open but he expressed confidence about his playing future in a Public Broadcasting Service interview. According to an excerpt of an interview with television talk show host Charlie Rose, which will be aired in full later on Thursday, when asked if he believed he would end up with more than 18 major titles, Woods replied: "Correct".

Giants kicker admits domestic violence in documents

Kicker Josh Brown of the New York Giants was re-signed in 2015 to a two-year, $4 million dealNew York Giants kicker Josh Brown admits committing domestic violence upon his ex-wife in letters, messages and a journal, according to police documents related to a 2015 arrest. "I have abused my wife," the NFL player wrote in a journal entry that was part of the material obtained in an investigation stemming from Brown's May 2015 arrest and included in the case file unveiled Wednesday by the King County Sheriff's Office in Washington state. Brown was charged with domestic violence assault after an incident with his ex-wife Molly, who told police he had been physically violent with her more than 20 times over several years.


Jimmy Kimmel rolls out red carpet as Emmy host

 Don Mischer, executive producer of the 64th Primetime Emmy Awards, left, host Jimmy Kimmel, center, and Television Academy chairman and chief executive Bruce Rosenblum attend the Emmy Awards Red Carpet Rollout at the Nokia Theatre on Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2012, in Los Angeles. The Emmy Awards will be held Sunday, Sept 23. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP)After rolling out the red carpet Wednesday morning in anticipation of Sunday's Emmy ceremony, host Jimmy Kimmel warned he's planning a prank on folks not watching the show.

Review: Chrissie Hynde revives Pretenders on soulful 'Alone'

This CD cover image released by BMG shows "Alone," the latest release by The Pretenders." (BMG via AP)The Pretenders, "Alone" (BMG)


Emergency Wallonia cabinet meeting called on EU-Canada trade deal
The premier of the Belgian region that is the main impediment to a planned EU-Canada free trade agreement called an unscheduled meeting of his government on Thursday ahead of a declaration to the regional parliament on Friday. All 28 EU governments support the planned Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), but Belgium cannot give its assent without backing from five sub-federal administrations and the Wallonia region has steadfastly opposed it. Walloon premier Paul Magnette has held talks with top EU officials as well as Canadian Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland in recent days.

U.S. to seek explanation of Duterte's comment on 'separation'
The United States will seek an explanation from the Philippines for President Rodrigo Duterte's announcement of a "separation" from Washington, the State Department said on Thursday, calling the remarks baffling and at odds with the two countries' close relationship. Duterte said during a visit to China on Thursday that "America has lost" in military and economic ties with the Philippines and "I announce my separation from the United States." "We are going to be seeking an explanation of exactly what the president meant when he talked about separation from the U.S.," said State Department spokesman John Kirby.


Ex-Sanders aide: 'Wish' Wikileaks came sooner
"Certainly in a purely political sense we wish, obviously, we had the emails earlier in the process," Jeff Weaver tells Yahoo News.

NSA can access more phone data than ever

NSA can access more phone data than ever. (ABC News)A reform designed to rein in the agency’s surveillance may have inadvertently boosted its access.