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Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

Early vote total exceeds 2016; GOP chips at Dems' advantage

With eight days before Election Day, more people already have cast ballots in this year's presidential election than voted early or absentee in the 2016 race as the start of in-person early voting in big states led to a surge in turnout in recent day
7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

7 held for suspected tanker hijack after UK commando raid

LONDON — Seven stowaways seized when British naval special forces stormed an oil tanker in the English Channel have been arrested on suspicion of hijacking, police said Monday.
Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

Harry Styles investing in new music venue in Manchester

LONDON — While most music stars are rescheduling tour dates to 2021, Harry Styles is looking farther ahead and making plans to headline his own arena — one he’s putting his money and ideas into.
Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theatres shut

Show goes on for Olivier Awards, even with UK theatres shut

LONDON — Andrew Scott and Ian McKellen were among acting winners as Britain’s Laurence Olivier Awards celebrated the best of the London stage in bittersweet fashion Sunday night — most U.K. theatres remain closed because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Passenger in Offset's car arrested for concealed weapon

Passenger in Offset's car arrested for concealed weapon

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. — A passenger in a car driven by Migos rapper Offset was arrested in Beverly Hills, California Saturday evening on charges of carrying a concealed, loaded firearm in public, police said.
Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

Atlanta rapper Silento charged with driving 143 mph on I-85

Atlanta rapper Silento was arrested Friday and accused of driving 143 mph (230 kph) on Interstate 85, authorities said.
`The books that see her through': Winfrey suggests seven

`The books that see her through': Winfrey suggests seven

NEW YORK — With Election Day approaching and the pandemic ongoing, Oprah Winfrey is setting aside her usual book club recommendations and instead citing seven personal favourites , ranging from James Baldwin's landmark essays in “The Fire Next Time”
Lithuania swings to the centre-right as opposition wins vote

Lithuania swings to the centre-right as opposition wins vote

VILNIUS, Lithuania — A centre -right coalition in Lithuania, led by the conservative Homeland Union, is headed back to power after eight years in the opposition after winning the most votes in a weekend parliamentary runoff.
Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists

Halloween goes on at the White House with a few twists

WASHINGTON — With a bit of rejiggering, President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump played host Sunday to hundreds of superheroes, unicorns, skeletons and even a miniature version of themselves as part of a Halloween celebration at the White
Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations

Armenia, Azerbaijan accuse each other of truce violations

YEREVAN, Armenia — Armenia and Azerbaijan on Monday accused each other of violating the new cease-fire announced the day before in a bid to halt the fighting over the separatist region of Nagorno-Karabakh that has killed hundreds, and possibly thousa