Abbas attendance at Peres's funeral reminder of need for peace: Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama said on Friday Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's attendance at the funeral for Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres was a reminder of the "unfinished business of peace" in the Middle East. In a 20-minute eulogy in honor of the former Israeli president and prime minister, who died on Wednesday aged 93, Obama said Peres had always strived for a resolution of Israeli-Palestinian conflict that treated both sides equally.
2 Van Gogh paintings recovered by Italian anti-Mafia police

ROME (AP) — Anti-Mafia police in Naples have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam in 2002, the Van Gogh Museum and organized crime investigators said Friday.
A timeline of comet probe's 12-year space odyssey

A model of orbiter Rosetta hangs from the ceiling in a conference room at the European Space Agency ESA in Darmstadt, Germany, Friday, Sept. 30, 2016. Rosetta will be impacted on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on Friday, marking the end of the twelve years lasting Rosetta mission. (AP Photo/Michael Probst)BERLIN (AP) — The European Space Agency's comet-chasing probe Rosetta is performing a final maneuver Friday that will end its 12-year mission with a crash-landing on the surface of comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko.



Springsteen signs Philadelphia fifth-grader's absence note

FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2015 file photo, Bruce Springsteen performs at the 9th Annual Stand Up For Heroes event in New York. A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet the rock legend at his book signing Thursday, Sept. 30, 2016, and The Philadelphia Inquirer reports “The Boss” gladly played along by signing the boy’s absence excuse note. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP, File)PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Philadelphia fifth-grader ditched school for the chance to meet rock legend Bruce Springsteen and "The Boss" gladly played along by signing the boy's absence excuse note.



Mi Jung Hur eagles 2 of last 3, tied with Brooke Henderson

BEIJING (AP) — Mi Jung Hur eagled two of the last three holes Friday for a 10-under 63 and a share of the second-round lead with Brooke Henderson in the Reignwood LPGA Classic.


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