• Friday, October 9, 2015

    Twin explosions kills 95 at Ankara peace rally; Turkey suspects Kurdish or IS suicide bombers

  • In this Friday, Sept. 25 2015 file photo, a security officer monitors Muslim pilgrims attending the annual hajj pilgrimage on CCTV screens at a security command center in Mina, Saudi Arabia, a day after a stampede killed more than 700 people. A new tally shows last month’s crush and stampede at the Saudi hajj was the deadliest event to ever strike the annual pilgrimage. The Associated Press count Friday, Oct. 9, 2015, shows at least 1,453 people died Sept. 24 in Mina. Saudi officials have said their official figure of 769 killed and 934 injured in the disaster remains accurate. (AP Photo/Mosa'ab Elshamy, File)

    AP Exclusive: Hajj crush was deadliest ever at pilgrimage

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — One survivor of last month’s crush and stampede at the hajj in Saudi Arabia recalled seeing so many bodies that he couldn’t tell how many there were.

  • House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif. leaves a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015, after dropping out of the race to replace House Speaker John Boehner. In a stunning move, McCarthy withdrew his candidacy for House speaker Thursday, throwing Congress' Republican leadership into chaos. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

    10 Things to Know for Friday

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  • In this Sunday, Oct. 4, 2015, file photo, an Iranian mourner weeps during a funeral ceremony, attended by thousands of mourners in Tehran, Iran, for some of the pilgrims who were killed in a stampede during the hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia in September 2015. The crush and stampede outside the holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people from around the world during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally released on Thursday, Oct. 8, showed, more than 600 more than the kingdom’s official toll. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi, File)

    New tally in Saudi hajj disaster shows at least 1,399 killed

    DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The crush and stampede last month outside of Saudi Arabia’s holy city of Mecca killed at least 1,399 people during the hajj pilgrimage, a new tally Thursday showed, 630 more than the kingdom’s official toll.

  • After defying quit calls, Blatter mediates between FAs

    ZURICH (AP) — After defying pleas from FIFA sponsors to quit immediately, President Sepp Blatter is continuing regular business at soccer’s governing body, presiding over a dispute between football federations on Tuesday.