Former presidents call for unity at aid concert

Former Presidents from right, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, George H.W. Bush and Jimmy Carter place their hands on their chest for the national anthem on stage at the opening of a hurricanes relief concert in College Station, Texas, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. All five living former U.S. presidents joined to support a Texas concert raising money for relief efforts from Hurricane Harvey, Irma and Maria's devastation in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The five living former presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise money for victims of devastating hurricanes in Texas, Florida, Louisiana, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Spanish PM aims to take over Catalan; residents aghast

Thousents protesters wave Catalonia independence flags as they take part at a rally against the National Court's decision to imprison civil society leaders, in Barcelona, Spain, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. The Spanish government moved decisively Saturday to use a previously untapped constitutional power so it can take control of Catalonia and derail the independence movement led by separatist politicians in the prosperous industrial region.(AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using previously untapped constitutional powers to take control of the prosperous region that is threatening to secede.

Trump won’t block scheduled release of JFK records

FILE - In this Nov. 22, 1963 file photo, President John F. Kennedy waves from his car in a motorcade in Dallas. Riding with Kennedy are First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy, right, Nellie Connally, second from left, and her husband, Texas Gov. John Connally, far left. President Donald Trump, on Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, says he plans to release thousands of never-seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy's assassination. (AP Photo/Jim Altgens, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump says he doesn’t plan to block the scheduled release of thousands of never publicly seen government documents related to President John F. Kennedy’s assassination.

WHO chief now ‘rethinking’ Mugabe ‘ambassador’ post

FILE - In this file photo dated Tuesday, Oct. 3, 2017, Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe, during his meeting with South African President Jacob Zuma, at the Presidential Guesthouse in Pretoria, South Africa. Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe has long faced United States sanctions over his government's human rights abuses, but the World Health Organization new director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus is making the longtime African leader a "goodwill ambassador" Friday Oct. 20, 2017.(AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)

GENEVA (AP) — After widespread shock and condemnation, the head of the World Health Organization said Saturday he is “rethinking” his appointment of Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador.”

SeaWorld sends manatees to Ohio zoos for rehab

This undated photo provided by Cincinnati Zoo shows from left, manatees, Mathew, Pippen, and Miles. Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden received three manatees this week and the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium one from SeaWorld Orlando. Both zoos are part of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Manatee Rescue and Rehabilitation Partnership. Pippen, Miles and Mathew in Cincinnati and Goober in Columbus will be part of manatee exhibits while they gain weight in preparation for their return to the wild. (Cincinnati Zoo via AP)

There’s been a fall migration of manatees flying back and forth from Florida as two Ohio zoos continue their work with a national program to care for orphaned and injured manatees and prepare them for their return to the wild.

Japan votes for lower house; Abe’s party heads for win

In this Oct. 18, 2017, photo, Japan's Prime Minister and President of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party Shinzo Abe delivers a speech in support for his party's candidate during an election campaign for the upcoming lower house election in Tokyo. Media polls indicate Abe’s ruling coalition will handily win a general election Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017, possibly even retaining its two-thirds majority in the more powerful lower house of parliament. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

TOKYO (AP) — Voting in a general election started Sunday that would most likely hand Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s right-wing ruling coalition a victory and possibly close to a two-thirds majority in parliament.

Trump to help pay legal costs for Russia probes

FILE - In this Oct. 19, 2017 photo, President Donald Trump listens during a meeting with Governor Ricardo Rossello of Puerto Rico in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election. A White House official confirmed the plan, which was first reported by the website Axios. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign aides related to the investigations into Russian election meddling in the 2016 election, a White House official said Saturday.

Russian opposition leader leaves jail, goes to rally

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny takes a selfie at his office after been released from a jail in Moscow, Russia, Sunday, Oct. 22, 2017. Navalny was released from jail where he spent 20 days for "organising unsanctioned protests." Since he was sentenced, Ksenia Sobchak has declared her candidacy in upcoming presidential elections, a move that is likely to threaten Navalny's own position. (Evgeny Feldman/Navalny Campaign via AP)

MOSCOW (AP) — Alexei Navalny, Russia’s most prominent opposition figure, has been released from jail after a 20-day sentence for calling an unauthorized demonstration.

Fox knew of lawsuit, still renewed O’Reilly contract

FILE - This Oct. 1, 2015 file photo shows Bill O'Reilly of the Fox News Channel program "The O'Reilly Factor" in New York. The Fox News Channel says the company knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against O'Reilly when it renewed the popular personality's contract in February 2017. The New York Times reported Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017, the company renewed the TV host's contract after he reached a $32 million settlement with the analyst. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — The parent company of the Fox News Channel says it knew a news analyst planned to file a sexual harassment lawsuit against Bill O’Reilly when it renewed the popular personality’s contract in February.

Italy’s 2 richest regions seek more autonomy from Rome

Carlo Andrea Carnevale Ricci, president of a voting section, checks the electronic voting operation system at the Berchet School polling station, in Milan, Italy, Saturday, Oct. 21, 2017. It is greater autonomy, not independence, that two of Italy's wealthiest regions are seeking in a pair of referendums Sunday, yet Catalonia's secessionist ambitions loom over the debate. The president of Lombardy, Roberto Maroni and Veneto, Luca Zaia, are campaigning on the economic benefits of loosening Rome's grip. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno)

MILAN (AP) — Voters in the wealthy northern Italian regions of Lombardy and Veneto are heading to the polls to decide if they want to seek greater autonomy from Rome, riding a tide of self-determination that is sweeping global politics.

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