Turkey defies its NATO allies in Syria, as Russia steps in

Russia said it was working to prevent a conflict between advancing Turkish and Syrian government forces yesterday, as Turkey’s president defied growing pressure and sanctions

Offbeat | Man charged after roommate attack, believed he was a vampire

A Washington state man was charged with a felony assault after police say he attacked his roommate believing he acknowledged being a vampire. Kitsap Sun reported this

This Day in History | 1968 – Black athletes make silent protest

Two black American athletes have made history at the Mexico Olympics by staging a silent protest against racial discrimination. Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze

Life & Style | ‘Desperate’ Felicity Huffman starts serving prison time in college scam

  Desperate Housewives” star Felicity Huffman — aka inmate No. 77806-112 — reported yesterday to a federal prison in California to serve a two-week sentence in

World briefs

EU: Brexit deal still possible this week, UK must act now

A Brexit divorce deal is possible ahead of Thursday’s European Union summit but the British government needs to move ahead with more compromises to seal an agreement

Spain targets online group behind Catalan separatist protest

New disruptions to Catalonia’s transportation network yesterday followed a night of clashes between activists and police over the conviction of separatist leaders, as Spanish authorities

Offbeat | Utah firefighters get purple manicures aiding girl in crash

Two Utah firefighters responding to a car crash left the scene with purple manicures after calming a young girl upset over the collision. North Davis Fire District

This Day in History | 1996 – Handguns to be banned in the UK

The British Government has announced plans to outlaw almost all handguns following the shocking massacre at Dunblane in Scotland. On 13 March Thomas Hamilton walked into

Life & Style | For Huda Kattan, beauty has become a billion-dollar business

From a humble start of leaving the world of finance to write a beauty blog, Huda Kattan now has become one of the most recognizable names

World briefs

The Buzz | North Korea holds South Korea to 0-0 in World Cup qualifier with mystery audience

North Korea held South Korea to a 0-0 draw yesterday in a World Cup qualifying soccer match, though it is unclear how many people saw the game in

It’s a tie: Atwood and Evaristo share fiction’s Booker Prize

Canadian writer Margaret Atwood and British author Bernardine Evaristo split the Booker Prize yesterday , after the judging panel ripped up the rulebook and refused

Corporate Bits | Wynn revives Cantonese gastronomy

From October 23 to 25, executive chef Tam Kwok Fung of Wing Lei Palace at Wynn Palace will restore six long-lost Cantonese dishes to their original glory at a very

US pulling out of northern Syria; full withdrawal possible

The United States appears to be heading toward a full military withdrawal from Syria amid growing chaos, cries of betrayal and signs that Turkey’s invasion could fuel a broader war. Defense

This Day in History | 1964 Khrushchev ‘retires’ as head of USSR

Nikita Khrushchev has unexpectedly stepped down as leader of the Soviet Union. The official Soviet news agency, Tass, announced that a plenary meeting of the Communist Party Central Committee had accepted

Offbeat | A solution for food waste in schools: Give it to the pigs

Maine has decided that eating like a pig could be a good thing, especially for schools looking to cut down on food waste. A law saying schools can give food scraps

The Buzz | EU nations commit to arms export ban against Turkey

European Union nations vented outrage yesterday at Turkey’s military offensive in northern Syria against the Kurds and joined France and Germany in banning arms sales to Ankara, a rare move

Three economists who study poverty win Nobel Prize

Two researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a third from Harvard University won the 2019 Nobel Prize in economics yesterday for groundbreaking research into what works and what

World Briefs

SOUTH KOREAN pop star and actress Sulli (pictured) was found dead at her home south of Seoul yesterday, police said. The 25-year-old was found after her manager went to her

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