Turkey urges extradition of Muslim cleric over failed coup

WASHINGTON -- Turkey's justice minister on Thursday pressed the United States to extradite a Muslim cleric it accuses of orchestrating the July failed coup attempt or risk seriously harming relations between the two countries.
Bekir Bozdag, who spoke to reporters a day after meeting with U.S.
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'They are not together right now' publicist says of Mariah Carey split rumours

Mariah Carey’s representatives are remaining quiet over rumours the superstar has split from her billionaire fiance James Packer.
Multiple reports suggest the Hero hitmaker, 46, parted ways with Australian businessman Packer, 49, earlier this month, although they are still said to be in contact as they consider their future together.
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Tougher than steel, lighter than cotton: spider webs are a scientific marvel

In amongst the jack-o'-lanterns, ghosts and goblins, spider webs always make a strong showing at this time of year.
But spider webs are much more than just a spooky way to spice up your Halloween decorations.
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'Moonlight' review: Barry Jenkins' coming-of-age film one of the year's best

Moonlight is a film about growing up male and marginalized.
The story concerns a kid named Chiron, someone we meet when he’s a little boy, when he’s a teenager and when he’s an adult; the role is played by three different actors.
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Bruce Springsteen greets fans at Toronto book signing

The Boss is in Toronto.
Crowds of fans braved the dreary weather in Toronto on Thursday morning, for a chance to meet Bruce Springsteen.
A lucky group of 600 people attended the event promoting Springsteen’s new book at Indigo store at Bay and Bloor Streets, which featured the chance for a brief one-on-one photo with the iconic American singer-songwriter.
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Feds: Pooper scooper pretended to be Secret Service agent

PITTSBURGH -- A man whose company scoops up pet poop has been charged with flashing a fake Secret Service ID and badge during a traffic stop and using it to get the "government rate" for a hotel room.
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'Inferno' review: Tom Hanks' third outing as Robert Langdon fails to catch fire [Video]

There’s only one thing standing in the way of Inferno being a good movie, and that’s Dan Brown.
He wrote the book the movie is based on. You can see how this might be a problem.
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Church minister asks to be defrocked to protest firing of atheist colleague

TORONTO -- A retired United Church minister has asked to be formally defrocked as a protest against the potential firing of a colleague for her atheist beliefs.
In a scorching open letter, Rev. Beverley Burlock asserts the church has lost its way, and its treatment of Toronto minister Gretta Vosper shameful.
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U.S. fixation on Russia is election scheme, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused American politicians of whipping up hysteria about a mythical Russian threat as a ploy to distract voters from their own failings in the run-up to the U.S. presidential election.
Putin, addressing an audience of foreign policy experts gathered in southern Russia, repeatedly lashed out at the Obama administration, saying it did not keep its word on Syria, did not honour deals, and had falsely accused Moscow of all manner of sins.
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Lawsuit seeks to block New York ban on 'ballot selfies'

NEW YORK -- A federal lawsuit is challenging a New York state law that makes it a misdemeanour to show a marked election ballot to others.
The lawsuit filed late Wednesday in Manhattan federal court seeks to have the law banning so-called "ballot selfies" declared unconstitutional.
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Apple refreshes MacBook Pro with touch-sensitive strip

CUPERTINO, Calif. -- Apple is announcing long-awaited updates to its Mac computers, aiming to spark consumer interest in a product line that often seems overshadowed by newer gadgets like the iPad and iPhone.
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Donald Trump repeatedly proposed to Playboy model Brande Roderick during her time on ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ even though he was already married, according to reports.
Trump, the Republican presidential nominee, didn’t stop there, according to the Daily Beast, quoting unnamed sources.
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