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Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
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KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.
Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
Libyan Security forces secure an area around the Crown Prince's Palace, where Libya?s parliament members are meeting, in TripoliCAIRO (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country. Libya plunged into anarchy when an armed faction from the western city of Misrata seized Tripoli in August after fighting with militiamen from Zintan who had held the capital's airport since the 2011 revolt that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. ...
Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty
A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of SilopiBy Humeyra Pamuk and Omer Berberoglu SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days. Weeks of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to break their stranglehold, and Kurds are hoping the arrival of the peshmerga will turn the tide. ...
Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
A lock secures a chain on the steel fence of a foreclosed home previously owned by U.S. Bancorp in Los AngelesBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This corrects paragraph 28 to show financial institutions in Maryland have 27 years, not 36, to collect deficiency judgments) Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets.     By now, banks have usually sold the houses. ...
Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized
SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.
Marine wants new charges in Iraq war crime tossed
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.
'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping
ARCHIVO - Foto de archivo, 23 de septiembre de 2011, del presidente de Zambia, Michael Sata, tras prestar juramento en Lusaka, Zambia. Sata murió tras una enfermedad, anunció el miércoles 29 de octubre de 2014 el gobierno zambiano. (AP Foto/Jerome Delay, File)LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.
Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's police said on Thursday it had withdrawn all security personnel guarding parliament speaker Aminu Tambuwal, the country's fourth most powerful government official, following his defection to the opposition coalition. Tambuwal defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, a move that gave it a much needed boost in its campaign to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015 elections. He has not yet resigned as speaker. ...
Nigerian police withdraw speaker's guards after defection to opposition
a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parentsLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.
Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris, Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said the filmmaker remained free but available for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent in some areas with people injured by gunfire, officers hurt by bottles thrown by revelers, and police making arrests.
Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win
This two photo combo with undated handout photos provided by Nohemi Gonzalez, shows Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera, left, and her brother Alex, right, at their mother's home in Progreso, Texas. According to witnesses armed men took Erica Maria, 26, and her brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, on Oct. 13 in El Control, a small town near the Texas border west of Matamoros. The three were visiting their father in Mexico and they have not been seen since. (AP Photo)MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.
Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International says rival militias and armed groups in Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.
Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes
The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."
US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
By Abdoulaye Massalaki and Misha Hussain NIAMEY/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Niger government has withdrawn a course on sexual and reproductive health from the school syllabus after Islamic organisations said the teachings were contrary to the country's values. The predominantly Muslim nation of 17 million has the highest fertility rate in the world, an average of around eight children per woman. Some 30 percent of girls are married by the age of 15, and 77 percent by 18, according to the latest government health surveys. ...
Niger drops sex education from syllabus at Muslim leaders' urging
Business
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Thanksgiving Day holiday shopper carries a discounted television to the checkout at the Target retail store in ChicagoBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate, the Commerce Department said on Thursday, beating economists' expectations for a 3.0 percent pace. While the pace of growth in business investment, housing and consumer spending slowed from the second quarter, all those categories contributed to growth. ...
Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth
Man holds a leaflet at a military veterans' job fair in CarsonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits increased 3,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 for the week ended Oct. 25, the Labor Department said on Thursday. The four-week moving average of claims, considered a better measure of labor market trends as it irons out week-to-week volatility, fell 250 to 281,000. Claims at these levels indicate a strengthening in labor market conditions. ...
U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming
The Nasdaq logo is seen on the exterior of the Nasdaq MarketSite in New YorkBy Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were mostly flat on Thursday, as a strong read on third-quarter economic growth raised new questions about monetary policy, though strong results at Visa single-handedly put the Dow in positive territory. Gross domestic product grew at a 3.5 percent annual rate in the third quarter, beating expectations, though down from the 4.6 percent rate in the second quarter. The data came a day after the Federal Reserve ended its stimulative bond-buying program. ...
Wall Street flat after GDP, but Visa lifts Dow
The Thomson Reuters logo on building in Times Square, New YorkBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - News and information company Thomson Reuters Corp on Thursday said more clients of its Financial & Risk business added new products than canceled, the first time since 2008 that net sales were positive in the Americas, Asia and Europe. Net sales are an important metric for the division that serves the banking industry and one that Thomson Reuters has struggled to expand since Canada's Thomson Corp acquired Reuters Group Plc in 2008. Analysts on average were expecting $3.1 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. "It's another solid quarter of performance, and we are quite encouraged by what we are seeing," Chief Executive Officer Jim Smith said in an interview.
Thomson Reuters financial products sales improve
Employee walks pass a logo of Alibaba during a media tour organised by government officials at its headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouBEIJING (Reuters) - A trademark spat between Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and rival JD.com flared into public view after JD published an Alibaba letter urging publishers to be careful about advertising in promotions for China's annual "Singles' Day" spree, the world's largest online shopping day. In the letter, dated Oct. 16 and published on Thursday on a JD social media account, Alibaba's Tmall.com marketplace warned Chinese publishers against running ads with the "Double Eleven" motif that are not official Alibaba promotions. ...
Alibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce spree nears
ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Lance rings the closing bell at the New York Stock ExchangeBy Anna Driver (Reuters) - ConocoPhillips, the largest U.S. independent oil and gas company, on Thursday reported higher third-quarter profit from the sale of its Nigerian unit but lowered its fourth-quarter production outlook, sending shares down 1.4 percent. Over the last several years, Conoco has shed lower-margin assets, directing more capital to projects like shale drilling in the United States that offer higher returns and higher production growth. ...
Conoco third-quarter profit up but fourth-quarter output forecast cut
File photo of a MasterCard logo is seen on a door outside a restaurant in New York(Reuters) - MasterCard Inc reported a better-than-expected 15.5 percent jump in quarterly profit as a rise in global consumer confidence encouraged its customers to use cards to make purchases. Shares of the world's second-largest debit and credit card company rose 2 percent in premarket trading on Thursday. MasterCard's net income rose to $1.02 billion, or 87 cents per share, in the third quarter ended Sept. 30 from $879 million, or 73 cents per share, a year earlier. Net revenue rose 12.8 percent to $2.5 billion. ...
MasterCard profit beats estimates as card usage rises
The Chrysler logo is seen outside the Chrysler auto dealer in Broomfield, ColoradoDETROIT (Reuters) - Chrysler Group said on Thursday that it was recalling 33,443 light trucks in two separate campaigns to prevent false warnings from the tire pressure monitor systems. Chrysler, a unit of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, said it was unaware of any injuries or accidents related to the issue in either recall. All the affected vehicles are in the U.S. market. Affected in one recall are an estimated 23,053 Ram ProMaster full-size commercial vans from model year 2014, the automaker said. ...
Chrysler recalls 33,443 light trucks in U.S. for tire pressure issues
Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San DiegoTime Warner Cable lost a net 184,000 household video customers in the three months ended Sept. 30, far more than the 136,000 that market research firm StreetAccount had estimated. The company, which is being acquired by market leader Comcast Corp for $45.3 billion, lost a net 152,000 customers in the April-June quarter. Comcast reported higher quarterly revenue and income last week as more people signed up for high-speed internet and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions. As of Sept. 30, Time Warner Cable had 10.8 million household video subscribers, down from 11.4 million a year earlier.
Time Warner Cable loses more video customers in latest quarter
Workers are reflected in the windows of the Canary Wharf offices of JP Morgan in LondonLONDON (Reuters) - U.S. bank J.P. Morgan pays managing directors at its investment bank in London an average of 461,000 pounds ($737,877), substantially more than pay across its rivals, according to a survey. Emolument, a website that benchmarks salaries, said on Thursday the average salary and bonus for JPMorgan managing directors was more than 13 percent higher than the next best paying bank, Deutsche Bank , which paid its managing directors an average of 402,000 pounds. ...
JPMorgan tops pay table with $740,000 for London bankers: survey
FILE - This Aug. 9, 2011 photo shows a Wall Street street sign near the New York Stock Exchange, in New York. U.S. stocks are opening slightly higher Friday, Aug. 8, 2014 as investors weigh gains in productivity against worsening geopolitical concerns. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening mixed as investors look over more earnings reports from big companies.
US stocks are mixed in early trading
The Dyson Fluffy is named after its fluffy microfiber roller.The new roller suction head uses microfibre and carbon strips to suck up anything from fine dust to large pieces of kibble.>
Dyson unleashes new Fluffy DC74 cordless vacuum in Asia
Microsoft Band, a Windows Phone fitness tracker, works with Android, iPhone tooThe fitness tracker packs in a range of features including a colour touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS.>
Microsoft Band, a Windows Phone fitness tracker, works with Android, iPhone too
SamsungIf you own a compatible Galaxy smartphone, this should prove a welcome addition to your wrist. Plus: tons of free apps from Amazon.>
Get a refurbished Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $76.45
Apple CEO Tim Cook had 'open talks' in China.The CEO publicly discusses his sexual orientation for the first time in a bid to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is".>
Apple's Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'
World News
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of SilopiBy Humeyra Pamuk and Omer Berberoglu SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days. Weeks of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to break their stranglehold, and Kurds are hoping the arrival of the peshmerga will turn the tide. ...
Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
Israeli policeman aims his weapon during clashes with Palestinians inside the old city of JerusalemBy Luke Baker JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising. The Al-Aqsa compound, or Temple Mount, which is a central cause of the latest violence, was closed to all visitors as a security precaution. It was the first full closure of the site, venerated by both Jews and Muslims, in 14 years Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas denounced Israeli actions as "tantamount to a declaration of war". ...
Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist
Russian Energy Minister Novak arrives for gas talks between the European Union, Russia and Ukraine at the EU Commission headquarters in BrusselsBy Alastair Macdonald BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy. EU-hosted talks were adjourned after running late into the night, Energy Minister Alexander Novak and the head of Russian gas firm Gazprom told Russian news agencies. They would resume later in the day if Ukraine and the EU had a firm financing deal in place, Gazprom head Alexei Miller said. ...
Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal
Mark Simon, a senior executive at Next Media, poses for pictures at the Next Media headquarters in TaipeiBy Greg Torode HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has often accused "foreign forces" of trying to destabilize free-wheeling Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American emerging as a key target of attack. Mark Simon, the right-hand man of pro-democracy newspaper magnate Jimmy Lai, has moved his family out of Hong Kong for safety and has been pressed to deny that he is a U.S. spy. ...
Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign'
A soldier runs from anti-government protesters as they take over the parliament building in OuagadougouBy Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Thousands of protesters marched on Burkina Faso's presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices on Thursday, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule. Emergency services said at least three protesters were shot dead and several others wounded by security forces when the crowd tried to storm the home of Compaore's brother. Security forces also fired live rounds and tear gas at protesters near the presidency in the Ouaga 2000 neighborhood. ...
Protesters march on Burkina presidency after burning parliament
A general view of the Arak heavy-water projectANKARA (Reuters) - Iran has foiled an attempt to sabotage tanks used for transporting heavy water, which is needed to run some nuclear reactors, and blames a "foreign country" for the incident, a senior official was quoted by local media as saying. The Islamic Republic is at odds with the West over suspicions it is covertly using its declared civilian atomic energy program to develop a nuclear arms capability. It denies this and has repeatedly accused certain Western states of trying to cripple the program through acts of sabotage. ...
Iran says foils bid to sabotage nuclear heavy-water tanks: newspaper
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.
Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, seen here in Brussels on October 28, 2014, says the alliance "remains vigilant" over Russian military activity over EuropeNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. "NATO is strong, it remains vigilant," he said during a visit to Athens. Russian strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft have been intercepted on Tuesday and Wednesday in what NATO said earlier was "unusual" activity. "This strength is our answer" to what NATO has termed large-scale Russian military manoeuvres over the Atlantic, Baltic, North and Black seas earlier this week, when they skirted NATO airspace.
NATO 'vigilant' over Russian warplane manoeuvres
DAKAR (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's military command will make a statement on the situation in the country at 1400 GMT (6.00 a.m. EDT), local media reported on Thursday. Thousands of protesters had earlier marched on the presidential palace after burning the parliament building and ransacking state television offices, forcing President Blaise Compaore to scrap a plan to extend his 27-year rule. (Reporting by Bate Felix; Writing by David Lewis; Editing by Daniel Flynn)
Burkina Faso military to make statement soon: local media
A Chinese woman laughs during a social dance with a man at Ritan Park in Beijing, China Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Levels of self-reported well-being in fast-growing nations like Indonesia, China and Malaysia now rival those in US, Germany and the United Kingdom, rich nations which have long topped the happiness charts, according to a Pew Research Center global survey released Friday that it showed how national income was closely linked to personal life satisfaction. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SINGAPORE (AP) — Emerging Asian nations are finding out what developed ones did years ago: money — and the stuff it buys — brings happiness.
Survey: Asia finds money brings happiness
Nigeria's players celebrate a goal during the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations qualifier against Sudan in Abuja on October 15, 2014A court case against Nigeria's football association that threatened to earn the country a lengthy ban from international competition has been dropped, lawyers said on Thursday. The case had been brought by Chris Giwa, who was appointed to head the Nigeria Football Federation (NFF) in controversial circumstances in August but then later ousted. A judge in the central city of Jos had last week ruled that the appointment of a new president, Amaju Pinnick, and executive committee should be set aside. Joshua Onoja, representing the NFF, also confirmed that the case had been discontinued.
Court case dropped against Nigerian football federation
Leverkusen's Karim Bellarabi, left, and Schalke's Atsuto Uchida challenge for the ball during the German Bundesliga soccer match between Bayer Leverkusen and Schalke 04 in Leverkusen, Germany, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany (AP) — Schalke has extended the contract of Japan defender Atsuto Uchida by three years until 2018.
Schalke extends Atsuto Uchida's contract
PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Japan is not exactly Ebola country, but when a high-level delegation from Tokyo arrived in Pyongyang this week, two of the first people they met were dressed in full hazmat gear. North Korea is always on guard against outside influences, but now that it perceives the deadly disease to be a threat, its anxiety has reached a new level. It has banned tourists, is mulling strict quarantine requirements, has put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders.
Top Asian News at 2:00 p.m. GMT
ARCHIVO - Foto de archivo, 23 de septiembre de 2011, del presidente de Zambia, Michael Sata, tras prestar juramento en Lusaka, Zambia. Sata murió tras una enfermedad, anunció el miércoles 29 de octubre de 2014 el gobierno zambiano. (AP Foto/Jerome Delay, File)LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.
Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
This September 2014 photo shows the Norman cathedral of Cefalu in northern Sicily. The cathedral, which dates to the 12th century, is one of many splendid examples of Norman architecture in Sicily that are open to the public and free to visit. The Normans conquered Sicily during the Middle Ages and established a kingdom that to this day fascinates scholars and tourists alike for its melding of northern European and Muslim cultures. (AP Photo/Cain Burdeau)PALERMO, Sicily (AP) — Sicily is the Mediterranean's largest island and a trip around this triangular-shaped ancient land can be particularly rewarding for those in search of free things to do. Besides Sicily's sights, smells and sounds — the feast of wildflowers in rainy months, colorful street markets in towns and cities alike, picturesque faces and places around every corner — many of the island's greatest gifts are free.
Sicily: 5 free things for visitors to do
Technology
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Employee walks pass a logo of Alibaba during a media tour organised by government officials at its headquarters on the outskirts of HangzhouBEIJING (Reuters) - A trademark spat between Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and rival JD.com flared into public view after JD published an Alibaba letter urging publishers to be careful about advertising in promotions for China's annual "Singles' Day" spree, the world's largest online shopping day. In the letter, dated Oct. 16 and published on Thursday on a JD social media account, Alibaba's Tmall.com marketplace warned Chinese publishers against running ads with the "Double Eleven" motif that are not official Alibaba promotions. ...
Alibaba plays trademark card to protect lead as China's $8 billion e-commerce spree nears
Time Warner Cable office is pictured in San DiegoTime Warner Cable lost a net 184,000 household video customers in the three months ended Sept. 30, far more than the 136,000 that market research firm StreetAccount had estimated. The company, which is being acquired by market leader Comcast Corp for $45.3 billion, lost a net 152,000 customers in the April-June quarter. Comcast reported higher quarterly revenue and income last week as more people signed up for high-speed internet and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions. As of Sept. 30, Time Warner Cable had 10.8 million household video subscribers, down from 11.4 million a year earlier.
Time Warner Cable loses more video customers in latest quarter
Customers attend a workshop about the Samsung Galaxy S5 in JakartaBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011. The global smartphone leader's market share declined in annual terms for the third straight quarter in July-September, lagging Apple Inc in the premium market and overtaken by rivals like Lenovo Group Ltd and Xiaomi Inc at the bottom end, research firm Strategy Analytics said. ...
Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachApple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay, saying in a magazine article that he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek published on Thursday. A popular gay and lesbian magazine, Out, placed Cook at the top of its annual top 50 list of gay people in 2013.
Apple's Tim Cook says 'proud to be gay'
By Noel Randewich SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - NXP Semiconductors is taking advantage of the recent excitement around Apple Inc's new mobile payment system with the tap-to-pay technology built into the newest iPhones by pitching it to car makers. Apple's inclusion of near-field-communications, or NFC, in its latest smartphones and its Apple Pay system unveiled last month has given a long-awaited seal of approval to the technology. ...
In glow of Apple, NXP pitches tap-to-pay technology to car makers
Eddy Cue, Apple's senior vice president of Internet Software and Service, introduces Apple Pay during an Apple event at the Flint Center in CupertinoBy Nathan Layne and Nandita Bose CHICAGO (Reuters) - Suddenly it's Apple versus Wal-Mart in the fight for shoppers' digital wallets. With the development of a new mobile payment system, a group of retailers led by Wal-Mart Stores is aiming to upend the $4.5 trillion credit card market and control the precious transaction data generated at the checkout line. The difficulty of the task became clear this week when drugstore chains CVS Health Corp and Rite Aid , in a move apparently aimed at shoring up the retailers' pay system, stopped accepting payments on Apple Inc's iPhones. ...
Wal-Mart and allies in face-off with Apple Pay over mobile payments
Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhoneWhen in doubt, attack the iPhone. This is a strategy that has been employed countless times over the past seven years, ever since Apple’s iPhone first came along and turned the smartphone industry on its head in 2007. One company actually managed to turn iPhone-bashing into a successful business, but it costs Samsung double-digit billions in marketing money each year to make its anti-Apple campaign work. Of course, most companies don’t have that kind of money to spend on marketing and advertising, so they haven’t fared quite as well. Microsoft is no stranger to targeting Apple in marketing, of course, and its latest effort is one of its most curious to date. DON’T MISS: Hidden iOS 8 trick stops people from digging
Here’s the $100 smartphone Microsoft says is better than the iPhone
A banking giant and payment startup unite to modernize money transferAs the mainstream adoption and subsequent uproar around Apple Pay has shown, people are beginning to expect that the financial industry catch up with the supercomputer in their pocket. Credit cards and cash are still on the front lines, but the bigger changes will come when startups bring their innovations inside the banking industry itself. ...
A banking giant and payment startup unite to modernize money transfer
Watch the trailer for 'Ex Machina,' a sci-fi thriller from the writer of '28 Days Later'If you're a sci-fi fan, you're probably familiar with some of Alex Garland's incredible work: he wrote the tense thriller Sunshine and the revered zombie film 28 Days Later. Now Garland is directing his first film, and the result is Ex Machina: a thriller about two men testing the intelligence of an AI inside a robotic woman's body. The men, played by Oscar Isaac and Domhnall Gleeson, both work for an "internet-search giant" — so it's easy to imagine what the film may be trying to parallel there — but the crux of the story appears to be around some strange emergence of sexuality and deception. ...
Watch the trailer for 'Ex Machina,' a sci-fi thriller from the writer of '28 Days Later'
This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right nowGoogle opened Nexus 6 preorders on Wednesday in the U.S., but the company soon sold out the available 32GB versions of the first Nexus phablet, and the 64GB version was still listed as “coming soon.” This isn’t the first time Google’s new Nexus handsets sold out soon after being made available in the Google Play Store, but Google might have a special reason for only taking a limited number of preorders in its online store, at leastaccording to MobileSyrup. FROM EARLIER: You can preorder Google’s incredible Nexus 6 right now The publication says the Nexus 6 is “huge” for Google’s future in the smartphone company, and the phone is intended to be sold mainly through carriers, rather than on Google Play. “This is the
This might be why you can’t find a Nexus 6 in the Google Play Store right now
The Dyson Fluffy is named after its fluffy microfiber roller.The new roller suction head uses microfibre and carbon strips to suck up anything from fine dust to large pieces of kibble.>
Dyson unleashes new Fluffy DC74 cordless vacuum in Asia
Michael Bay could be in talks to direct a movie about BenghaziMichael Bay may be officially handing off his crowd-pleasing but critically panned Transformers for weightier fare: a film about the 2012 attack on US diplomatic and CIA compounds in Benghazi, Libya. The Hollywood Reporter and Variety report that Bay is in talks to direct a film adaptation of 13 Hours, a recently released account of the Benghazi incident that ended with the deaths of a US ambassador, a State Department official, and two CIA operatives. Unlike Bay's massive Transformers films, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to make, 13 Hours will supposedly have a budget of $30 to $40 million, taking it out of the range of huge Hollywood blockbusters (for comparison, Gone Girl's budget was around $60 million;
Michael Bay could be in talks to direct a movie about Benghazi
The MPAA and theater owners have officially banned Google GlassIf there was any doubt on how theaters felt about patrons using Google Glass, the Motion Picture Association of America and National Association of Theatre Owners have quashed it: an update to their joint anti-theft policy has just been "made to fully integrate wearable tech into the rules." If it can record, the new guidelines say, shut it off and put it away. The National Association of Theatre Owners (NATO) and the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) have a long history of welcoming technological advances and recognize the strong consumer interest in smart phones and wearable "intelligent" devices. As has been our long-standing policy, all phones must be silenced and other recording devices, including wearable devices, must be turned off and put away at show time.
The MPAA and theater owners have officially banned Google Glass
Instagram launches video ads todayYour Instagram feed is going to start having a new type of ad in it: videos. Starting today, Instagram is allowing advertisers to start running 15-second video ads that'll appear in your feed the same way that sponsored image posts have for almost a year now, according to Adweek. Instagram has reportedly been testing the videos for several months, so it's possible that you've already seen one, but video ads are widely launching today, beginning with spots from Disney, Banana Republic, Activision, Lancome, and the CW network.
Instagram launches video ads today
Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from GoogleLenovo announced Thursday it has completed its acquisition of Motorola Mobility from Google, a move strengthening the Chinese giant's position in the smartphone market.
Lenovo closes deal to buy Motorola from Google
Politics
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Democratic challenger, former Republican Gov. Charlie Crist (L) and Florida Republican Gov. Rick Scott, shake hands after participating in their second debate in DavieBy Bill Cotterell TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) - Former Governor Charlie Crist holds a large edge among independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation's largest swing state, a statewide poll on Thursday showed. The results, released by Quinnipiac University in the final week of their see-saw campaign ahead of Tuesday's election, showed Crist, a Republican-turned-Democrat, with 43 percent of the vote, and Scott with 40 percent - a statistical dead heat given the poll's margin of error. ...
Crist sees slight lead over Scott in Florida race for governor: poll
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks to riders on the New York City SubwayBy Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. ...
U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health
By Rich McKay ATLANTA (Reuters) - Five black women are on the November ballot for statewide offices in Georgia, a record in a state that just 11 years ago featured a Confederate battle emblem on its flag. The candidates, all Democrats, have come to be known as the "Georgia Five." Political commentators say that while only one of them has a real shot at cracking the Republican stronghold on statewide offices in Georgia, their nominations signal a shift in where the state's politics are headed. ...
Record five black women seek state offices in Georgia, showing shift
By Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - From viral videos to selfies, listicles and "throwback Thursday" photos, candidates in the Nov. 4 midterm elections are leaving no social media stone unturned. Where a 2010 gubernatorial or congressional campaign could proudly claim an active presence on Twitter as something almost fashion-forward, in 2014 a multifaceted digital strategy is seen as a prerequisite, even if little research exists to show how much online politicking translates into votes. Virtually all candidates are on Twitter and Facebook. ...
With selfies and listicles, U.S. politicians go vote-hunting on social media
Somehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.
On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
The ground game may matter more in this year's Alaska Senate contest between Democratic incumbent Mark Begich and Republican challenger Dan Sullivan than it has mattered in pretty much any other major race in recent memory.
Why Alaska's Senate race might be closer than anyone thinks
U.S. Homeland Security Secretary JohnsonDepartment of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson announced on Tuesday that the government is stepping up security at federal buildings in Washington, D.C., and nationwide, citing enhanced risks of “small-scale attacks by a lone offender.” He did not explicitly cite the so-called Islamic State.
Homeland Security Secretary Johnson announces tighter security at federal buildings
74664861Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia is facing mounting pressure from his Senate colleagues to resign from his position as the co-chairman of group No Labels, according to sources familiar with Senate Democratic politics. Democrats have been increasingly perturbed by the actions of No Labels, which bills itself as a force for bipartisanship in Washington. In the spring, the group raised hackles when it endorsed Republican Rep. Cory Gardner in his race to unseat Democratic Sen. Mark Udall of Colorado. Tensions escalated over the summer after Yahoo News reported the group was planning for a GOP takeover of the Senate. Such a takeover, the group suggested, could create more political gridlock, which would give No Labels an “opportunity” in its mission to fight gridlock by having more to fight.
Senate Democrats looking for Manchin to leave No Labels
James JeffreyThe Obama administration “did almost nothing” in response to intelligence warnings earlier this year that Islamic State radicals were gaining ground in Iraq and threatening the country’s stability, a former ambassador to Iraq says in a new interview.
Obama White House did little to stop 'The Rise of ISIS,' says 'Frontline' documentary
A State-by-State Look at Why the GOP Is Cautiously Optimistic About Election Day 2014Is Democrats' Get-Out-the-Vote Machinery Enough to Save Their Majority?
A State-by-State Look at Why the GOP Is Cautiously Optimistic About Election Day 2014
5 Crazy Election 2014 Scenarios That Might Actually HappenThese Outcomes Are Strange But Possible on Nov. 4
5 Crazy Election 2014 Scenarios That Might Actually Happen
Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness ConcernsEbola worries have eased slightly in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, despite a broad sense among Americans that their local hospitals are unprepared to deal with the virus – and continued preference for a more robust response by the federal government. After the difficulties...
Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness Concerns
File--In this June 26 , 2014, file photo, Anthony Johnson, director of marijuana legalization group New Approach Oregon, and Liz Kaufman, campaign director, speak to reporters in Salem, Ore. Intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink. (AP Photo/Chad Garland, file)GRANTS PASS, Ore. (AP) — From slick video ads online to scrawled chalk messages on college campus sidewalks, intense get-out-the-vote drives are mobilizing in Oregon and Alaska to legalize retail sales of marijuana to anyone old enough to drink.
Oregon, Alaska are ground zero in pot fight
WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust.
Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos
FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, Sen. Angus King, I-Maine speaks in Portland, Maine. After millions of Americans vote next week, after billions were spent to win those votes, could it be that control of the Senate ultimately comes down to the whims of ... Angus King? Or a Senate rookie named Greg Orman? Both are independents, and if the math falls just right on Election Day, which party they decided to side with in the chamber will decide which party takes control in the next Congress. (AP Photo/Joel Page, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate.
Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves
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10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.
10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
Kansas City Royals' Lorenzo Cain celebrates with fans after Game 6 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 10-0 to tie the series at 3-3. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
Your Top Plays for Today
Fans celebrate after the San Francisco Giants defeated the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series during a television viewing event at the Civic Center in San FranciscoBy Rory Carroll SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Fans of the took to the streets to celebrate on Wednesday night after their team won the baseball World Series, topping the Kansas City Royals, but the festivities were marred by raucous fans and fires. Hundreds, many clad in the team's orange and black, flooded Valencia Street in San Francisco's Mission District after the final out in the seventh game of the baseball championship. Some perched themselves on bus stops, while others set off fireworks, hugged, high-fived and cheered with beer and champagne in the middle of the street. ...
San Francisco Giants fans take to streets after World Series win
Justin Rose considers a putt at the 9th hole during the BMW Shanghai Masters golf tournament on October 30, 2014European Ryder Cup stars Justin Rose and Jamie Donaldson both endured an up-and-down day as the BMW Masters got under way in Shanghai on Thursday. Rose ended on level par after a disastrous start that left him four over after just four holes. Beginning at the 10th Rose was already one-over par when he found water twice en route to a triple-bogey eight at the par-five 13th.
Rose fights back, Donaldson rides luck in Shanghai
San Francisco's Tim Hudson celebrates after the Giants win game seven of the best-of-seven series against the Kansas City Royals with a 3-2 victory on October 29, 2014Raucous celebrations over San Francisco's World Series baseball triumph degenerated into street violence Thursday, with two people shot and injured, news reports said. In repeats of unrest that broke out after the San Francisco Giants won the baseball title in 2010 and 2012, crowds of revelers set bonfires, got into fistfights on the streets and threw bottles, sparking the deployment of riot police, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.
San Francisco celebrations turn violent, two shot: report
Ian Poulter in Shanghai ahead of the BMW Masters at the Lake Malaren Golf Club on October 29, 2014Ian Poulter is just glad to be back playing -- despite struggling to a two-over 74 in the first round of the BMW Masters on Thursday -- as he tries to put the Ted Bishop row and an injury-hit season behind him. Former PGA of America president Bishop apologised this week for his "li'l girl" tweet about Poulter which got him fired a month before his term in office was due to end. Poulter last week launched his autobiography "No Limits" in which his frank comments about Nick Faldo and Tom Watson's Ryder Cup captaincies prompted the offending tweet from Bishop.
Poulter focuses on golf in Shanghai after Bishop row and injuries
Pablo Prigioni of the New York Knicks attempts to dribble past Aaron Brooks of the Chicago Bulls during their game at Madison Square Garden on October 29, 2014The Chicago Bulls welcomed former NBA Most Valuable Player Derrick Rose back from injury Wednesday with a convincing 104-80 win over the New York Knicks. The return of Rose and the addition of Spanish veteran Pau Gasol have branded the Bulls as Eastern Conference contenders in 2014-15, and they looked the part at Madison Square Garden. "I wouldn't say my rust is knocked off, but it's getting there," said Rose, who missed the final 71 games of last season with a torn meniscus after missing all of the previous campaign recovering from a torn knee ligament. Rose -- the 2011 NBA MVP -- scored 13 points with five assists in his long awaited regular-season return and off-season acquisition Gasol putting up 21 points with 11 rebounds.
With Rose blooming, Bulls open NBA season with emphatic win
Rikard Karlberg of Sweden at the Pro-Am event ahead of the Yeangder Tournament Players Championship at the Linkou International Golf and Country Club in Taipei, September 10, 2014Sweden's Rikard Karlberg sunk seven birdies for a seven-under-par 65 to take a two-stroke lead in the first-round of the CIMB Classic in Malaysia, while Spanish star Sergio Garcia lurked four shots back. American defending champion Ryan Moore turned in six birdies of his own to lead a pack of golfers just three strokes off Karlberg's pace on 68. Karlberg had five birdies on the front nine at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club and cemented his lead with two more on the final two holes. World number four Sergio Garcia, the highest-ranked golfer in the field, was in striking distance after entering the clubhouse with a three-under 69.
Karlberg takes early CIMB Classic lead
Alexander Levy of France plays a shot on the third hole during the first round of the BMW Masters 2014 golf tournament at Lake Malaren Golf Club in ShanghaiSHANGHAI (Reuters) - Frenchman Alexander Levy continued his love affair with China's golf courses by kicking off the European Tour's Final Series with a seven-under-par 65 to lead after the first round of the BMW Masters. Levy, who won the Tour's China Open in April, fired seven birdies in a bogey-free round to lead by one at Lake Malaran from Argentine Emiliano Grillo, Nicolas Colsaerts of Belgium and another Frenchman, Romain Wattel. ...
China specialist Levy leads in wet Shanghai
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - There was no happy ending to Kansas City's storybook season after the Royals lost 3-2 in Game Seven of the World Series, and while they exceeded expectations simply by reaching Wednesday's finale, manager Ned Yost found the narrow loss hard to swallow. The endearing upstarts, who last reached the playoffs in 1985 when they went on to win the Fall Classic, had the tying run at third base in the bottom of the ninth against San Francisco but could not bring Alex Gordon home. ...
No fairytale ending to Royals' Cinderella story
MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City RoyalsBy Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - The San Francisco Giants rode workhorse left-hander Madison Bumgarner all the way to their third World Series crown in five years with a Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday. Ace starter Bumgarner worked his magic as a reliever this time, coming out of the bullpen to throw five shutout innings and earn the save in a 3-2 win that clinched the best-of-seven Fall Classic. It was the eighth World Series title for the Giants and third in five seasons after victories in 2010 and 2012. ...
Bumgarner rides to the rescue for World Series win
The San Francisco Giants celebrate after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win the 2014 World Series at Kauffman Stadium on October 29, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriSparked by Madison Bumgarner's historic pitching performance on only two days' rest, San Francisco won their third World Series in five seasons by beating Kansas City 3-2. The Giants on Wednesday won Major League Baseball's best-of-seven final 4-3, winning their eighth overall championship and following up 2010 and 2012 titles by taking an intense winner-take-all showdown that was dramatic to the last play. Bumgarner, a 25-year-old left-hander who mystified Royals batters in winning games two and five, pitched five scoreless relief innings, striking out four while allowing only two hits and throwing 50 of his 68 pitches for strikes on career-low rest to earn unanimous Most Valuable Player honors. Bumgarner, originally credited with the game-seven win before an official scorer's change gave him only a save and handed Jeremy Affeldt the win, allowed only one run in 21 World Series innings with 17 strikeouts and only one walk.
Giants beat Royals for baseball World Series title
Madison Bumgarner of the San Francisco Giants celebrates after defeating the Kansas City Royals to win Game Seven of the World Series on October 29, 2014 in Kansas CityMadison Bumgarner unleashed a pitching performance for the ages that cemented his place among World Series legends and established the San Francisco Giants as a Major League Baseball dynasty. The 25-year-old left-hander, returning to the mound on a career-low two days rest after a complete-game triumph, fired five scoreless innings Wednesday to give the Giants a 3-2 victory over Kansas City in decisive game seven of the 110th World Series. Game seven," Bumgarner said.
Magical Bumgarner joins World Series legends
KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner was named the World Series Most Valuable Player after sealing the San Francisco Giants' 3-2 Game Seven victory over the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday with five shutout innings of relief. The brilliant performance in the do-or-die game gave Bumgarner a save to go with two wins earned through dominant starts, giving him a direct hand in three wins as the Giants claimed the best-of-seven 4-3 for a third title in five years. ...
Giants ace Bumgarner named World Series MVP
By Larry Fine KANSAS CITY Missouri (Reuters) - Madison Bumgarner insisted throughout the World Series that he felt great and was eager to take the ball any time San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy asked him to pitch. The 25-year-old ace starter was called upon for a third time in the series in Game Seven on Wednesday, closing out the Giants' clinching victory over the Kansas City Royals with five innings of shutout relief. ...
Giants ride brilliant Bumgarner to World Series win
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FILE - This May 18, 2013 file photo shows Hannah Hooper, left, and Christian Zucconi of Grouplove performing as part of Party in the Park at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Grouplove's, “Ways to Go,” was the most viral track on Spotify, from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP, file)The following list represents the most viral tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday, Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most viral tracks
FILE - In this Sept. 7, 2012 file photo, musician Robin Thicke performs during Macy's Passport presents Glamorama 2012 at The Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles. Thicke's "Blurred Lines (feat. T.I. & Pharrell)" was the top streamed tracks on Spotify from Monday, June 10, to Sunday, June 16, 2013. (Photo by Matt Sayles/Invision/AP, File)The following list represents the most streamed tracks on Spotify, based on the number of people who shared it divided by the number who listened to it, from Monday, Oct. 20 to Sunday Oct. 26 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
FILE- In this May 5, 2014, file photo, Carla Hall attends the 2014 James Beard Foundation Awards in New York. Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced. The co-host of ABC’s daytime food fest “The Chew” says it took years for friends and family to convince her to open her own eatery “Restaurants are like a money pit,” she says. “There’s nothing glamorous about it.” _ but once she’d committed she knew she’d only be happy doing it in a way that kepther in control.(Photo by Andy Kropa/Invision/AP, File)Carla Hall had two conditions for opening her first restaurant: The menu had to be Nashville hot chicken and the money had to be crowdsourced.
Carla Hall hits Kickstarter goal to open eatery
NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.
'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping
FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris, Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said the filmmaker remained free but available for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.
Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
FILE - In this Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, honoree actor Matthew McConaughey, left, and actress Jessica Chastain arrive at the 28th annual American Cinematheque award ceremony honoring McConaughey at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, in Beverly Hills, Calif. While only a 7-year age difference separates McConaughey and Chastain in the real world, the theory of relativity finds them playing a disconnected father and daughter in the film "Interstellar," writer-director Christopher Nolan's space-time saga, scheduled for release Nov. 5, 2014, about a last-ditch effort to find humans a new home. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Jessica Chastain doesn't even feel comfortable saying her character's name.
A distant father-daughter duo in 'Interstellar'
Polish-French film director Roman Polanski stands on a coffin at the presentation of the musical he directed, "The Vampires' Ball", in Paris earlier this yearFilm director Roman Polanski was questioned by Polish prosecutors Thursday on a US arrest warrant for sex offences, but allowed to walk free. "Roman Polanski said he would comply with all requests made by prosecutors in this case and provided his address. Prosecutors therefore decided not to arrest him in connection with a possible US extradition request," Polish justice ministry spokesman Mateusz Martyniuk told AFP on Thursday. The United States attempted to have him arrested for sex offences when he travelled to Warsaw for the opening of a Jewish museum, the Polish government confirmed Thursday.
Polanski freed after Poles question him on US sex case
FILE - In this May 14, 2014 file photo, actress Nicole Kidman poses for photographers during a photo call for "Grace of Monaco" at the 67th international film festival, Cannes, in southern France. Kidman stars in a new thriller “Before I Go To Sleep,” in U.S. theaters on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. The 47-year-old actress plays a woman whose memory is wiped clean every night, and begins questioning her husband and others as she tries to unravel what happened to her. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Nicole Kidman didn't land the part she wanted in her first formal acting gig.
Memories make their mark for Nicole Kidman
This image released by Keith Sherman and Associates shows Tom Dugan as Simon Wiesenthal during a performance of his one-man play “Wiesenthal.” (AP Photo/Keith Sherman and Associates, Carol Rosegg)NEW YORK (AP) — Tom Dugan's favorite review of his work wasn't in a newspaper or on TV. It was uttered by a teen after a performance of his one-man play "Wiesenthal."
Tom Dugan: The man behind the man who hunted Nazis
Our planet isn't in very good shape. The good news, according to "Sid Meier's Civilization: Beyond Earth" (2K Games, for the PC, $49.99), is that we'll be able to hang around for another 500 years or so. The bad news: After that, we'd better start looking for a new home.
Review: 'Civilization' shoots for the stars
FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2003 file photo, rap music mogul Marion "Suge" Knight walks out of the Los Angeles County jail, in Los Angeles. Los Angeles prosecutors say Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with one count of robbery on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, after a paparazzo reported the men stole her camera in Beverly Hills on Sept. 5, 2014. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Suge Knight and comedian Katt Williams were arrested and charged with robbery Wednesday after a celebrity photographer reported the men stole her camera last month.
Suge Knight, Katt Williams charged with robbery
In this photo taken Sept. 4, 2014, in Union Grove, Wis., Mike Knutson, 96, claps his hands as he listens to music on an iPod. He is part of a study through the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee that is looking at whether mood and behavior is altered when dementia and Alzheimer's patients listen to a personalized set of music. (AP Photo/Carrie Antlfinger)UNION GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Mike Knutson taught himself to play the harmonica as a child, and the 96-year-old sang with his family for most of his life. Even now, as he suffers from dementia, music is an important part of his life thanks to a study looking at the impact of a nationwide music program aimed at helping dementia patients.
Wisconsin studies music and memory program
Casts of people's body parts are on display at the Funeral Museum at Vienna's Central Cemetery on October 21, 2014Just in time for Halloween on Friday and a weekend devoted to the dead, Vienna's unashamedly morbid Funeral Museum is now closer to the action: the Austrian capital's huge Central Cemetery. The stepped entrance to the subterranean museum takes people literally down into the underworld of undertakers from centuries past, "into the realm of the dead," museum director Helga Bock told AFP.
Funeral museum rises again in death-fixated Vienna
FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2003 file photo, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell, center, speaks out during a poetry reading at the First Congrational Church in Manchester, Vt. Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, died of leukemia,Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014 at his home in Sheffield, Vt. He was 87. (AP Photo/Alden Pellett, File)MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Galway Kinnell, the Pulitzer Prize-winning poet who opened up American verse in the 1960s and beyond through his forceful, spiritual takes on the outsiders and underside of contemporary life, has died at age 87.
Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Galway Kinnell dies
(L-R) Actors Bill Paxton, Riz Ahmed, Rene Russo, and Jake Gyllenhaal at the New York premiere of the "Nightcrawler" on October 27, 2014They spend their nights like famished coyotes, hunting fresh meat. Starring Jake Gyllenhaal, the film's title comes from the nickname given to the kind of freelance video journalists who shoot bloody traffic accidents to sell to local TV stations. The Oscar-nominated star plays Lou Bloom, a jobless and hungry Angeleno who turns to nocturnal body-chasing across Los Angeles to survive. Gyllenhaal said he and director Dan Gilroy "talked a lot about coyotes .. in Los Angeles particularly at night, the wild animals that come down (from the hills) and are kind of surviving, even though the metropolis has taken over."
Jake Gyllenhaal breaks brutal news in 'Nightcrawler'
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A tablet of Avigan (generic name : Favipiravir), a drug approved as an anti-influenza drug in Japan and developed by drug maker Toyama Chemical Co, a subsidiary of Fujifilm Holdings Co. are displayed during a photo opportunity in TokyoBy Ayai Tomisawa TOKYO (Reuters) - (This version corrects story to remove word "bio" in the fifth-last paragraph, and corrects disposible cameras to instant cameras in third last paragraph) Japan's Fujifilm Holdings Corp said it was difficult to estimate the profitability of its influenza drug Avigan, which has been earmarked to fight Ebola, given the uncertainty over the spread of virus, a company executive said on Thursday. Fujifilm has said it is expanding the production Avigan anti-influenza. ...
Fujifilm cautious on Avigan profitability, eyes Ebola spread
a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parentsLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.
Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story
GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Bank pledged $100 million on Thursday to help recruit more foreign health workers in the fight against Ebola, taking its funding for the three worst-hit countries to more than half a billion dollars over the past three months. The biggest recorded outbreak of the deadly virus has killed almost 5,000 people, according to the World Health Organization, mainly in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Some aid groups have criticized the scale of the initial international response. ...
World Bank funding for Ebola fight hits $500 million
By Abdoulaye Massalaki and Misha Hussain NIAMEY/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Niger government has withdrawn a course on sexual and reproductive health from the school syllabus after Islamic organisations said the teachings were contrary to the country's values. The predominantly Muslim nation of 17 million has the highest fertility rate in the world, an average of around eight children per woman. Some 30 percent of girls are married by the age of 15, and 77 percent by 18, according to the latest government health surveys. ...
Niger drops sex education from syllabus at Muslim leaders' urging
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.
Nurse defies Ebola quarantine in Maine
A sign bearing the logo of Teva is seen in JerusalemTEL AVIV (Reuters) - Teva Pharmaceutical Industries is optimistic the U.S. Supreme Court will decide in its favor regarding patent protection for Copaxone, its multiple sclerosis treatment, Chief Executive Erez Vigodman said on Thursday. Vigodman said in a conference call with analysts that he expects a decision by late this year or the first quarter of 2015. The court earlier this month appeared closely divided as it weighed Teva's high-profile fight with generic drug manufacturers over patent protections for its $4-billion-a-year drug. ...
Teva optimistic U.S. top court to rule in favor of MS drug patent
By Bill Berkrot (Reuters) - Treatment of advanced squamous cell non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with Bristol-Myers Squibb Co's experimental immunotherapy nivolumab led to a one-year survival rate of 41 percent in a midstage clinical trial, according to data being presented at a medical meeting. While the study called CheckMate-063 did not compare nivolumab with another drug or placebo, the historical one-year survival rate for patients like those in the trial, whose cancer had progressed after treatment with two or more prior therapies, is between 5. ...
Bristol immunotherapy shows promise in lung cancer trial
A Novartis logo is pictured on its headquarters building in MumbaiBy Zeba Siddiqui MUMBAI (Reuters) - Generic drugmaker Cipla Ltd said on Thursday it has asked the Indian government to revoke five patents held by Swiss firm Novartis AG on respiratory drug Onbrez and has launched a cheaper copy to boost access in the local market. Cipla alleged that Novartis has had patents on the medicine since 2008 but instead of producing it in India has imported a "negligible quantity" from Switzerland, leading to a shortage of supplies in the Indian market. ...
Cipla asks India to revoke Novartis patents on respiratory drug
By Jonathan Allen and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph) In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. ...
In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Novo Nordisk is more cautious in its assessment of when it would launch its Tresiba diabetes drug in the United States, a critical growth driver for the future, according to statements it made in its quarterly report. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) refused in February 2013 to approve Tresiba, a long-acting insulin drug, until Novo provided additional tests for potential heart risks. In August, the company said it expected to be able to submit an interim analysis to the FDA during the first half of 2015, leading to a potential launch at the start of 2016. ...
Novo Nordisk more cautious on timing of U.S. Tresiba launch
Dr. Stanley Burns' archive of medical photography underscores how far modern medicine has come in just over 100 years.
Watch: Early Days of Modern Medicine Shown in Haunting Photos
A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
By Aditya Kalra NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's universal health plan that aims to offer guaranteed benefits to a sixth of the world's population will cost an estimated 1.6 trillion rupees ($26 billion) over the next four years, a senior health ministry official said. Under the National Health Assurance Mission, Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government would provide all citizens with free drugs and diagnostic treatment, as well as insurance cover to treat serious ailments. The proposed plan would be rolled out in phases from April 2015 and will cover the entire population by March 2019, C.K. ...
India's universal healthcare rollout to cost $26 billion: official
The logo of Bayer AG is pictured at the Bayer Healthcare subgroup production plant in WuppertalFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Bayer sought to dampen expectations that any proceeds from a separate listing of its plastics unit would be used for takeover deals to bolster its animal health activities. "We have an animal health business that is not small, with good products in the market," Chief Executive Marijn Dekkers said in a conference call. "We believe we have a good animal health business that can very well operate on its own." Any proceeds from a separate listing of the Bayer MaterialScience division might be used to cut debt. ...
Bayer says animal health unit large enough
A quarantine official stands behind a banner notifying to incoming passengers from West Africa's Ebola haemorrhagic fever outbreak countries to use a specific lane for quarantine check at an arrival terminal of the Beijing Capital International AirportBy Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have identified the southern province of Guangdong, home to Asia's biggest African population, as a frontline in their efforts to prevent the deadly Ebola virus from entering mainland China. The province bordering Hong Kong has proven susceptible to infectious diseases in the past, shouldering a large share of SARS and bird flu cases, prompting local authorities to take no chances with Ebola. ...
In Guangdong, nervy Chinese ramp up Ebola watch
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NASA handout photo of an aerial view of the Wallops Island launch facilities in Wallops Island, VirginiaBy Ian Simpson and Irene Klotz WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. (2222 GMT) on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. ...
Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - An unmanned Atlas rocket blasted off from Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida on Wednesday to deliver a Global Positioning System navigation satellite into orbit for the U.S. Air Force. The 189-foot-tall (58-meter) rocket, built and launched by a partnership of Lockheed Martin and Boeing, lifted off at 1:21 p.m.. Perched on top of the rocket was a $245 million Boeing-built GPS satellite, the eighth in the military’s new Block 2F series. ...
Unmanned U.S. Atlas rocket blasts off with GPS satellite
Handout picture of a giant tortoise on the Galapagos island of Espanola in EcuadorBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone. Numbering just 15 some five decades ago, the tortoises, which can live as long as two centuries, now number about 1,000 and can sustain themselves, according to a study published in the scientific journal PLOS ONE. "We saved a species from the brink of extinction and now can step back out of the process. ...
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island
Handout of still image taken from video shows Google's vice president Alan Eustace returning to earth after a record-breaking skydive over New Mexico(Reuters) - A skydiving Google executive is safely back on Earth after jumping out of a giant balloon floating in the stratosphere more than 25 miles (40 km) above New Mexico, a feat that broke the sound barrier and shattered a world altitude record. Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at the Mountain View, California-based company, was lifted up 135,890 feet (41,419 meters) by an enormous balloon shortly before dawn on Friday, the Paragon Space Development Corp said. ...
Google executive sets new stratosphere skydive world record
With the Earth in the background the SpaceX Dragon commercial cargo craft is seen as it is grappled by the International Space Station's Canadarm2.(Reuters) - A Space Exploration Technologies Dragon cargo ship ended a monthlong stay at the International Space Station on Saturday and splashed down on schedule in the Pacific Ocean near Mexico. Reid Wiseman and Barry Wilmore, astronauts with U.S. space agency NASA, used the station’s robotic crane to release the capsule, built and operated by California-based SpaceX, as the company is known, at 9:57 a.m. EDT (1357 GMT) as the two vehicles soared 260 miles (418 km) over the northwest coast of Australia. “Dragon is free,” mission commentator Rob Navias said during a live broadcast on NASA TV. ...
SpaceX Dragon capsule splashes down in Pacific Ocean
Small changes in the way Ebola interventions are carried out in West Africa could make a big difference in curbing the growth of the epidemic, experts said this week. "Modest changes of performance," could be the factor that determines whether there is an exponential rise in cases, or the epidemic becomes self-limiting, said Jeffrey Sachs, director of The Earth Institute at Columbia University, who spoke at a conference on Ebola here this week.
Stopping Ebola: How Small Changes Make a Big Difference
Earhart Search: Underwater 'Lump' May Be Wreckage from Lost PlaneThe hunt for Amelia Earhart's lost plane will continue next summer. An underwater "anomaly" detected off the coast of the tiny Pacific atoll Nikumaroro could be the wreckage of Earhart's aircraft, as it is the right size and in the right location, according to the International Group For Historic Aircraft Recovery (TIGHAR). In June 2015, the group plans to sail a research vessel to Nikumaroro for a a 24-day expedition to investigate the anomaly with a remotely operated vehicle (ROV), while divers will search the surrounding reef for other possible bits of wreckage; Earhart disappeared in 1937 along with her navigator Fred Noonan during an attempt to fly around the world.
Earhart Search: Underwater 'Lump' May Be Wreckage from Lost Plane
Ice Age Extinctions Could Predict Modern Die-OffsDuring the last Ice Age, huge mammals roamed North America. Scientists have long debated the cause of the mass extinction, whether humans or climate change. "We've already had this natural experiment of losing the large, apex consumers," said Felisa Smith, a paleoecologist at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, speaking of the ice age extinctions. The top predators also shifted, according to preliminary results Smith presented Sunday (Oct. 19) at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Ice Age Extinctions Could Predict Modern Die-Offs
Antares Rocket Explosion: Space Station Astronauts ReactAstronauts on the International Space Station watched as a private rocket carrying supplies for the orbiting outpost exploded just after launch. NASA's Reid Wiseman and Barry "Butch" Wilmore and European Space Agency astronaut Alexander Gerst sent down some of their thoughts about the Oct. 28 explosion of Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket carrying the company's Cygnus spacecraft. The unmanned Cygnus probe was expected to deliver a batch of fresh supplies to the space station crewmembers. "Last night we were watching it live, NASA uplinked the launch live," Wilmore said during an interview with WCYB TV today (Oct. 29).
Antares Rocket Explosion: Space Station Astronauts React
RIP, Drain Brain: Experiments Lost in the Antares Rocket ExplosionWhen a private rocket exploded just after launch Tuesday (Oct. 28), science experiments developed by students, professional researchers and private companies went up in smoke. The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket was expected to launch the company's unmanned cargo-carrying Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday evening. "We do want to express our disappointment that we were not able to fulfill our obligation to the International Space Station program and deliver this load of cargo, especially to the researchers who had science on board and the people that were counting on the various hardware and components that were going to the station," Orbital Executive Vice President Frank Culbertson said during a news conference after the rocket failure.
RIP, Drain Brain: Experiments Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion
RIP, Drain Brain: Science Experiments Lost in Antares Rocket ExplosionWhen a private rocket exploded just after launch Tuesday (Oct. 28), science experiments developed by students, professional researchers and private companies went up in smoke. The private spaceflight company Orbital Sciences Corp.'s Antares rocket was expected to launch the company's unmanned cargo-carrying Cygnus spacecraft on a mission to the International Space Station from Wallops Flight Facility in Virginia Tuesday evening. "We do want to express our disappointment that we were not able to fulfill our obligation to the International Space Station program and deliver this load of cargo, especially to the researchers who had science on board and the people that were counting on the various hardware and components that were going to the station," Orbital Executive Vice President Frank Culbertson said during a news conference after the rocket failure.
RIP, Drain Brain: Science Experiments Lost in Antares Rocket Explosion
NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission Won't Help Astronauts Reach Mars: ScientistNASA's bold asteroid-capture mission is an expensive distraction that does little to advance the agency's overarching goal of getting humans to Mars, one prominent researcher argues. For the past 18 months, NASA has been working on a plan to drag an entire near-Earth asteroid, or a boulder plucked from a large space rock, into lunar orbit using a robotic probe. NASA officials say this "Asteroid Redirect Mission," or ARM, will help develop the technologies and know-how required to send astronauts to Mars, which the space agency hopes to accomplish by the mid-2030s. "The principal reason that ARM makes no sense is that it is a misstep off the path to Mars," Binzel told Space.com.
NASA's Asteroid-Capture Mission Won't Help Astronauts Reach Mars: Scientist
Tiny Human Stomachs Grown in LabThey may be small, but new lab-grown miniature human stomachs could one day help researchers better understand how the stomach develops, as well as the diseases that can strike it. Using human stem cells and a series of chemical switches, researchers grew stomachs measuring 0.1 inches (3 millimeters) in diameter, in lab dishes, according to a report published today (Oct. 29) in the journal Nature. "It was really remarkable to us how much it looked like a stomach," said researcher Jim Wells, a professor of developmental biology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Growing a miniature stomach had its hurdles.
Tiny Human Stomachs Grown in Lab
By Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Conservationists said on Tuesday they have brought giant tortoises found on the Galapagos island of Espanola back from the brink of extinction, gaining a foothold strong enough to allow humans to leave the reptiles alone. The tortoises can care for themselves," said James Gibbs, a vertebrate conservation biology professor at the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Environmental Science and Forestry who led the study. Located in the Pacific about 600 miles (1,000 km) west of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago is home to an array of unusual creatures that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution by natural selection following his 1835 visit. Española giant Galapagos tortoises, their scientific name is Chelonoidis hoodensis, measure 3 feet (1 meter) long with a saddle-backed shell.
Giant tortoises rally from near extinction on Galapagos island
'Interstellar' Science: The Movie's Black Hole Explained (Video)"Interstellar" may be a work of fiction, but the upcoming film gives viewers an amazingly accurate view of a black hole, its creators say. Renowned theoretical physicist Kip Thorne, an "Interstellar" executive producer, worked closely with the movie's visual-effects crew to come up with an unprecedentedly realistic portrait of "Gargantua," the monstrous black hole at the movie's core. "Neither wormholes nor black holes have been depicted in any Hollywood movie in the way that they actually would appear," Thorne said in a new explainer video produced by Wired magazine, which you can watch above. "I saw this disk wrap up over the black hole, and under the black hole," he said.
'Interstellar' Science: The Movie's Black Hole Explained (Video)
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The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."
World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power
Iraqi security forces and gunmen take position following clashes with jihadists on September 19, 2014, in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar provinceMilitants from Islamic State said to have rounded up Sunni men from villages and executed them Wednesday.
150 found in Iraq mass grave
This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean.
Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community
Political bromance? Obama, Christie to meet again on NJ shoreSomehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.
On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.
Nurse defies Maine's Ebola quarantine, goes for bike ride
FILE - Apple chief executive and Alabama native Tim Cook laughs with a group before an Alabama Academy of Honor ceremony at the state Capitol in this Oct. 27, 2014 file photo taken in Montgomery, Ala. In an essay written for Bloomberg Businessweek, and published Thursday Oct. 30, 2014 Cook says that while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson, File)Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said  in the essay. FROM EARLIER: Tim Cook offers a heartfelt tribute to Steve Jobs on the 3rd anniversary of his passing The executive admitted that he never hid his sexual orientation while working at Apple, even though he had not publicly declared it until now. “For
'I'm proud to be gay,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks at the WSJD Live conference in Laguna BeachApple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay, saying in a magazine article that he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek published on Thursday. A popular gay and lesbian magazine, Out, placed Cook at the top of its annual top 50 list of gay people in 2013.
Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.
Giants win 3rd Series title in 5 years
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town.
Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road
Umbrella rally marks one month of Hong Kong protestsMonth-old pro-democracy demonstrations a threat to China's rule; time for neutrality is over, political operative says.
China fears Hong Kong protests now national security issue
North Koreans are seen from the window of a train along the railway line between Pyongyang and the North Phyongan Province on the west coast on April 8, 2012Russia is eyeing a 'mammoth' and lucrative project for the hermit state.
Russia's $25 billion plan for North Korea
Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. ...
Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied
The headline of the Stockton Record newspaper reads "City in 'Fight for its life", in a downtown newsstandBy Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A judge in Sacramento is set to decide on Thursday if the California city of Stockton can exit bankruptcy. If not, the city may need to cut its pension obligations, a controversial issue that has captured the attention of the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market. A haircut to California Public Employees' Retirement System, or Calpers, pensions would be unprecedented in municipal bankruptcy. And both Stockton and Calpers have adamantly opposed the idea. But U.S. ...
Judge to rule on whether Stockton, California can exit bankruptcy
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback speaks to riders on the New York City SubwayBy Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. ...
U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health
Recovery Continues Two Weeks After Superstorm SandyTwo years after Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says "as many as 40 percent" of the relief organization's emergency vehicles were used as backdrops for press conferences during the group's response to the storm, a new report by ProPublica and NPR finds.
Report: Red Cross was totally unprepared for Sandy relief
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Man injured after a gunman on a motorcycle opened fire tonight in Jerusalem.
Prominent Israeli Activist Seriously Wounded in Shooting
Sri Lanka says no hope finding survivors after tea plantation mudslide; 100-200 missing
Sri Lanka Says No Hope Finding Mudslide Survivors
Survey: As in rich countries, money and the stuff it buys bring happiness in emerging Asia
Survey: Asia Finds Money Brings Happiness
Zambia: Body of President Michael Sata to be flown home Saturday ahead of burial
Zambia: President's Body to Return Saturday
Bodies found in northern Mexico area where 3 young Texans have been missing for 2 weeks
Bodies Found in Mexico Where 3 Texans Missing
Amnesty International says Libyan fighters committing war crimes with impunity
Amnesty: Libyan Militias Committing War Crimes
North Korea announces it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over Ebola fears
N. Korea to Quarantine Foreigners Over Ebola Fears
Slobodan Milosevic's widow ridicules the EU lifting sanctions against his family, associates
Milosevic's Widow Ridicules EU Lifting Sanctions
AP Interview: Assad adviser says Turkey's involvement in Syrian city is 'aggression'
AP Interview: Syrian Official Slams Turkey
Volkswagen says Q3 profits rise 56 percent, reaffirms outlook for year
Volkswagen Q3 Profits Jump 56 Percent
Israel police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem
Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Shooter
19 Russian military jets and bombers intercepted in three different locations in Europe.
Watch: NATO Fighter Planes Scramble to Intercept Russian Military Jets
Mudslide Washes Through Sri Lankan Village, Ebola Protection Drill In Texas, Lava Inches Closer To Hawaiian Homes
Watch: Headline: Day In Pictures 10.29.14
Dr. Richard Besser dispels some of the fears about riding the subway after Ebola patient Dr. Craig Spencer used it this week.
Watch: NYC Subway Is free of Ebola, Maybe Not Fear
School Shooting In Washington State, 1st Ebola Case In NYC, Spider-Man Joins Hong Kong Protest.
Watch: Day In Pictures 10.24.14
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A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff.
Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle
A Headless Ranger? Mystery surrounds unmarked Colonial cemetery as locals mull site's future
A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial Burial Site
Attorneys for Marine who served 7 years in Iraqi man's 2006 killing want new charges dismissed
Marine Wants New Charges in Iraq War Crime Tossed
Families of Cleveland serial killer's victims break ground on memorial where bodies were found
Memorial Underway for Cleveland Killer's Victims
Suspect in North Carolina Courthouse shooting jailed on assault with deadly weapon charges
Suspect Jailed in NC Courthouse Shooting
Police: 2 Pa. anti-violence community organizers beat former roommate in property dispute
Police: 2 Anti-Violence Organizers Beat Ex-Roomie
California city awaiting key ruling in push to exit bankruptcy; Stockton could slash pensions
California City Faces Key Ruling on Bankruptcy
Rhode Island election official 'concerned' about 40 ballot questions facing Barrington voters
Some Rhode Island Voters Face 40 Ballot Questions
Viral video documents woman's experience with street harassment in day walking around New York
Viral Video Documents New York Street Harassment
A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide.
Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After 'Exorcism'
Upstate New York home condemned after authorities remove more than 150 cats from property
Upstate New York Home Cleared of 150-Plus Cats
Rob Marciano rides in a helicopter to get a birds-eye-view as lava threatens a small town.
Watch: View From the Sky: See the Hawaiian Lava Flow
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel signs off on new directive for military members deployed to Ebola-infected countries.
Watch: US Troops in West Africa Subject to 21-Day Quarantine
Space launch fails after rocket explodes at liftoff; The White House gets hacked, prime suspect is Russia; Rover of lava continues to burn everything in its path in Hawaii.
Watch: Space Launch Explosion Rocks Wallops Island, VA; White House Gets Hacked; Lava River Continues to Flow
Students at schools in Houston, Texas, had their projects on the unmanned rocket that exploded.
Watch: Antares Rocket Explosion Destroyed These Kids' Science Projects
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President Obama is trying to lead by example as he works to calm public fears about Ebola in the U.S.
Obama Uses Hugs And Kisses to Ease Ebola Fears
These strange outcomes might actually happen on Nov. 4.
5 Crazy Election 2014 Scenarios
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES TUNE IN TONIGHT: ABC???s GEORGE STEPHANOPOULOS moderates the final New Hampshire U.S. Senate debate between Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen and her GOP opponent, Scott Brown. With just five days to go, polls are tight and both need to seriously wound...
Fight Night In New Hampshire
It was surprised to hear about the offensive comment.
Obama Administration Officials Walk Back Offensive Netanyahu Comment
More than half of likely 18-29 year-old voters want a Republican-led Congress, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
Millennials Turn On Obama, Favor a GOP-Led Congress
Republicans enter the final six-day stretch before Election Day with a cautious air of confidence. They believe more than six seats needed to win the Senate are within their grasp. But they still aren???t sure, exactly, just which six they may win.
A State-by-State Look at Why the GOP Is Cautiously Optimistic About Election Day 2014
Sarah Palin isn't driven away by her haters. She's motivated by them.
Sarah Palin Promises to ???Bug the Crap??? Out of Her 'Haters'
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES?? EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ELECTION 2014: This has been called the election about nothing. But that misses the point entirely. The 2014 midterm election is in fact about everything. A hodgepodge of issues and interests are competing for...
11 Questions - And Answers - About Election Day 2014
Ebola worries have eased slightly in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, despite a broad sense among Americans that their local hospitals are unprepared to deal with the virus ??? and continued preference for a more robust response by the federal government. After the difficulties...
Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness Concerns
The coveted Duck Dynasty endorsement is upon one Congressional candidate.
'Duck Dynasty' Tries to Lure Voters for Kin
How the 2014 midterms could go into overtime.
Watch: 5 Crazy Election 2014 Scenarios That Might Actually Happen
Centers for Disease Control announces new guidelines for healthcare workers returning from West Africa.
Watch: President Obama Discusses Ebola in America
The president says America must continue to lead the global response to the disease.
Watch: President Obama: Ebola 'Will Be Defeated'
The governors of New York and New Jersey discuss quarantine measures during a joint news conference.
Watch: Governors Cuomo, Christie Outline NY and NJ Ebola Policy
Four-year-old Ava Lane cries hysterically when she learns Washington is dead
Watch: Little Girl Devastated She Can't Meet George Washington
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Almost two years exactly before Orbital Sciences' rocket launch caused an explosion in Virginia, the founder of SpaceX Elon Musk mocked his competitor, calling its rocket design a "joke."
Why Elon Musk Called Orbital Sciences' Rocket Design a 'Joke' in 2012
Many Christmas deals expected before Black Friday.
Retailers Forecast More Holiday Spending This Year
Athletic health buffs know Clif Bar and Company for their organic energy bars. They may not know that the company pays their employees to work out, led by super-active CEO Kevin Cleary.
Clif Bar's CEO Makes Sure Workers Paid to Exercise 2.5 Hours a Week
Marlboro maker Altria's 3Q profit up slightly as higher prices offset fewer cigarette shipped
Marlboro Maker Altria's 3Q Profit up Slightly
US indexes are mixed in early trading; Big gain in Visa drives Dow average higher
US Stocks Are Mixed in Early Trading
Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of need for diversity in economics profession
Yellen: Awareness of Economists' Diversity Needed
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending
US Economy Grew at 3.5 Percent Rate in Q3
Alabaman also challenges his home state to improve its record on gay rights.
Apple (AAPL) CEO Tim Cook 'Proud to Be Gay'
Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low
Applications for US Jobless Aid Tick up to 287,000
MasterCard beats expectations in 3Q as Americans grow more willing to break out the plastic
MasterCard Thrives in 3Q as Americans Spend Again
Applications for US unemployment benefits rise slightly but remain near 14-year low
Applications for US Unemployment Benefits Rise Slightly but Remain Near 14-Year Low
US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter, boosted by exports and defense spending
US Economy Grew at 3.5 Percent Rate in Third Quarter, Boosted by Exports and Defense Spending
World stocks mixed, dollar higher after Fed confirms end to stimulus and hints at rate hike
Stocks Mixed After Fed Ends Stimulus
Rebecca Jarvis gives you a behind-the-scenes look at new trends in travel.
Watch: Delta Unveils New 5-Star Dishes; Find Out No. 1 Destination in the Caribbean
Find out why this resort was named No. 1 in the Caribbean, Bermuda and the Bahamas.
Watch: Unlocking the Mystery of Jade Mountain
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CurrentC, the mobile payments solution being tested by Walmart and other retailers, confirmed today it has been hacked.
What We Know Now About CurrentC
The physical and digital worlds are seamlessly married together in Hewlett Packard's new immersive computer, "Sprout."
'Sprout' Aims to Bridge Physical and Digital Worlds
Millions of AT&T customers who paid for unlimited data plans faced data faced speeds that were slowed by as much as 90 percent, according to a federal lawsuit filed today by the Federal Trade Commission.
FTC Alleges AT&T Slowed Speeds for Unlimited Data Customers
Cook said he never denied his sexuality, but he never publicly acknowledge it.
Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'
Hawaii lava flow is slow, gentle, yet unrelenting as it edges close to Big Island road, homes
Hawaii Lava Flow Is Slow, Gentle, yet Unrelenting
Plans for giant Antarctic marine reserve falter for 4th time as consensus proves elusive
Plans for Antarctic Marine Reserve Falter Again
Fukushima sets off green boom and glut as utilities choke on cost, hope for return of nuclear
After Fukushima, Japan Gets Green Boom _ and Glut
Samsung admits smartphone error, vows reform as mobile profit plunges 74 percent
Samsung Vows Changes After Mobile Profit Plunges
Lava is 100 feet from house as leading edge continues path toward main road
Lava 100 Feet From Hawaii Home, Nearing Main Road
Chinese search engine Baidu says quarterly profit up 27 percent as mobile business grows
Baidu Profit up 27 Percent as Mobile Grows
Ebola nurse upset over quarantine in Maine home goes outside; police watch from across street
Quarantined Ebola Nurse Goes Outside; Police Watch
AP IMPACT: Even small clusters of Ebola cases could overwhelm parts of US medical care system
AP IMPACT: US Health Care Unprepared for Ebola
Rocket explosion in Virginia setback for commercial cargo flights after string of successes
Rocket Explosion Setback for Commercial Space
Apple's event in Cupertino today was jampacked with product announcements, a hilarious phone call with Stephen Colbert, and new details about the Apple Watch.
What You Missed at Apple's Jam-Packed Event
Mobile users in Zambia just scored free Internet thanks to an initiative spearheaded by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Mobile Users in Tanzania Just Scored Free Internet
Health
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: Health
State officials will seek to get court order to force quarantine on Kaci Hickox.
Ebola Nurse to Officials: Don't Violate 'My Civil Rights'
Obese people are 78 percent more likely to die in a car crash.
Crash Test Dummies Gain Weight to Save Lives
Children are twice as likely to be hit and killed by a car on Halloween.
How to Avoid the ER on Halloween
Ken Dunbar almost lost his right leg from a soccer collision.
NYC Marathoner Reboots After Injury Nearly Cost Him a Leg
Jonas Salk, the man who discovered the polio vaccine would have celebrated his 100th birthday Tuesday.
Happy Birthday, Jonas Salk!
Amber Vinson leaves Emory University Hospital Ebola-free.
2nd Dallas Nurse Ebola-Free, Released From Hospital
Jaime Carnucci is walking after a spinal cord injury.
Woman Goes From Paralyzing Spinal Injury to Walking Through Front Door
Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital despite exhibiting no Ebola symptoms after arriving from West Africa, won't follow the quarantine imposed by Maine officials, her attorney said tonight.
Nurse Won't Follow Maine Quarantine Rule, Lawyer Says
Ebola worries have eased slightly in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, despite a broad sense among Americans that their local hospitals are unprepared to deal with the virus ??? and continued preference for a more robust response by the federal government. After the difficulties...
Ebola Worries Ease a Bit Despite Preparedness Concerns
Google is developing tiny particles to search for problems in your bloodstream.
Google Working on Pill That Searches for Illnesses
These dogs also comforted people after Boston Marathon bombing, Sandy Hook shooting.
Dogs Give Therapeutic Cuddles to Marysville After Shooting
Health officials, lawyers and politicians sound off on Ebola quarantines.
Ebola Quarantine Controversy Explained
New mandatory quarantine rules alarm Americans battling Ebola in West Africa.
Mandatory Quarantines Alarm Ebola Workers Due Home
A 5-year-old boy is under observation at New York City???s Bellevue Hospital this morning after experiencing a 103-degree fever after returning home from Guinea Saturday, prompting Ebola concerns, officials told ABC News.
5-Year-Old Boy Tests Negative for Ebola at NYC Hospital
The nurse who has been quarantined at a New Jersey hospital after treating Ebola patients will be released this afternoon and even though she said that she felt her human rights were being violated, Gov. Chris Christie thinks "when she has time to reflect, she'll understand" why she was held in spite of being asymptomatic.
Ebola Nurse Will 'Understand' Her Quarantine, Gov Says
Entertainment
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: Entertainment
The supermodel's daughter is following in her mother's footsteps.
Meet Cindy Crawford's Mini-Me Daughter, Kaia
See the photos of the actor renewing his driver's license.
Robert Downey Jr. Documents His Trip to the DMV
Marvel basically announced to fans that they better give up the next five years of their lives by revealing its next 9 films, featuring the likes of Captain America, Iron Man and a new film superhero, Black Panther.
5 Things to Know About Chadwick Boseman, Marvel's 'Black Panther'
Johnny Cash's son John Carter Cash was arrested earlier in the week at Deer Lake airport in Newfoundland, Royal Canadian Mounted Police confirm to ABC News. Police said that they were told Cash, 44, had removed his clothes on Monday and that he was held in custody when they arrived and found him to be intoxicated.
Johnny Cash's Son Taken Into Custody for Stripping in Airport
Jessica Par?? is expecting her first child with boyfriend John Kastner.
'Mad Men' Star Is Pregnant!
The singer, who moved to Manhattan recently, just released her new album "1989."
Taylor Swift to Donate 'Welcome to New York' Proceeds to NYC Public Schools
The actors had a different name in mind at first, but had to change it.
How Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis Chose Their Daughter's Name
Katie Holmes has never really spoken out about her big split from megastar Tom Cruise in 2012. Holmes and the "Top Gun" actor were married from 2006 to 2012 and even have a daughter Suri together.
Fearless Katie Holmes Opens Up About Tom Cruise Divorce
Conan O???Brien and his bandleader are together again.
Watch Conan O'Brien Reunite With Max Weinberg
???Duck Dynasty??? star Jep Robertson is grateful to be alive today, telling ABC News in his first interview since a seizure nearly killed him that exactly what happened remains a medical mystery.
Jep Robertson: 'I Thought I Was a Goner'
'House of Cards' actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Kevin Spacey's secretary on the hit Netflix show, has died. She was 61 years old.
'House of Cards' Actress Elizabeth Norment Dies at 61
Melissa McCarthy really liked living next to Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine.
How Melissa McCarthy 'Horrified' Guests at Adam Levine's Halloween Party
Marvel made a huge announcement today, introducing 9 new movies through 2019. Among them, "Captain Marvel," set for release on July 6, 2018.
'Captain Marvel' to be First Female Lead in a Marvel Movie
Joan Rivers died of low blood oxygen following a procedure at a NYC clinic.
Melissa Rivers Hires Lawyers to Probe Her Mother's Death
Today, Marvel Studios held a big announcement at the El Capitan theater in Hollywood and the news was big! With the likes of "Avengers" director Joss Whedon in the audience, Marvel Studios president Kevin Feige took the stage and said the company was announcing Phase 3 of the Marvel movies. That list is below. The big news came when the next two guys hit the stage. Later in the day, Robert Downey Jr. and Chris Evans took the stage to announce "Captain America: Civil War," which will presumably feature the Cap and Iron Man facing off on May 6, 2016. "This is heartbreaking for me..." Evans said.
Marvel Announces 9 Upcoming Movies, Including New 'Captain America'
Travel
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: Travel
Suite of the Week: Raven Suite
Photos: Hotel Suite of the Week: Raven Suite
Nearly 30,000 people have visited the corn maze in Meridian, Idaho's The Farmstead so far this month. Now in its 18th year, this year's corn maze is Wizard of Oz themed and open until Nov. 1.
Awesome Wizard of Oz Corn Maze as Seen by Drone
Run to these hotels if you want to watch the race in style.
Hotels Along the Route of the NYC Marathon
This clean, friendly, modern city has tons to keep you busy.
What to See and What to Skip in Salt Lake City
Harbor View Hotel
Photos: Harbor View Hotel
Here are the best vantage points in Europe for scoping the scene.
13 International Hotels With Incredible Vistas
It???s time to get your spook on.
Spooky Vacation Ideas for Halloween
No one likes being nickel-and-dimed.
7 Shocking Hidden Hotel Fees
The Castle Hotel is a new luxury hotel in China
Photos: Magnificent Castle Hotel Fit for King, but Open to Public
Virgin America upgrades First Class menu for select long-haul business flights.
Photos: For Hungry Travelers, A Taste of First Class
Affordable suites in Manhattan with plenty of perks? Look no further.
Photos: Affordable NYC Suites With Plenty of Perks
New York City has unveiled suites for pampered pooches and owners, too.
Photos: Welcome to OUT Hotel Doggie Suites
Famous cities around the world appear to look like toy towns.
Photos: Bird's-Eye View of Famous Cities
World's Weirdest Restaurants
Photos: This Plane is a Tiny McDonald's
Winners of the 2014 National Geographic Traveler Photo Contest.
Photos: Dazzling Photos Will Spin You Around the World
Relationships
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
GMA
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: GMA
Swift made the announcement during a packed Times Square concert
Taylor Swift Going on Tour 'Very Soon'
Poor Kansas City Royals. In a nail-biting Game 7 on Wednesday, the San Francisco Giants beat the Royals 3-2.
The Social Climber: San Francisco Giants Win the World Series
A man in North Carolina survived 17 hours pinned underneath his vehicle after he fell asleep behind the wheel and drove off a cliff.
Man Survives Driving Off Cliff, 17 Hours Trapped Underneath Vehicle
College students at top schools in the United States have plenty of tanning beds to their disposal, according to a newly published study.
No Shortage of Tanning Beds at Top US Colleges
A man claims he was under a sort of exorcism when he confessed to killing a fellow member of a religious group in Kansas City, Missouri, whose death was originally ruled a suicide.
Man Says He Wrongly Confessed to Murder After 'Exorcism'
Your look at the five biggest and most buzz-worthy stories of the morning.
5 Things to Know This Morning
On Tuesday, Marvel made its big announcement, which included 9 future movies running through 2019. That reveal of "Captain America: Civil War" and "Avengers: Infinity War" part 1 and 2 just opened the door for more questions from fans.
'Captain America: Civil War' and 'Avengers: Infinity War' Explained
San Francisco Giants ace Madison Bumgarner earned the World Series MVP after he threw nearly five perfect innings Wednesday, leading the Giants to a 3-2 win over the Kansas City Royals and their third title in five years.
Meet San Francisco Giants Ace Madison Bumgarner
Big crowds hit the streets of San Francisco late Wednesday to celebrate the Giants' third World Series title in five years.
Giants Fans Celebrate World Series Title With Couch Fires
State officials will seek to get court order to force quarantine on Kaci Hickox.
Ebola Nurse to Officials: Don't Violate 'My Civil Rights'
The NYC Global Welcome Ambassador performs her new hit, "Welcome to New York."
Watch: Taylor Swift Rocks Times Square
Tory Johnson shares exclusive bargains on bags and jewelry.
Watch: 'Deals and Steals' on Bags and Bling
The reality star traveled overseas for silicone implants to change her brown eyes to ice gray.
Watch: Tiny Harris Undergoes Controversial Eye Color-Changing Surgery
The seven-time Grammy winner is live on "GMA" discussing her new album, "1989."
Watch: Taylor Swift Talks No. 1 Album on iTunes
Tim Cook says being gay is "among the greatest gifts God has given me."
Watch: Apple CEO Tim Cook 'Proud to Be Gay'
Nightline
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:16
ABC News: Nightline
As the Air Force Academy football team heads to West Point for the big game against Army this weekend, the new superintendent is going on the offense as the best defense against allegations the school has a culture of tolerating sexual violence by football players and other cadet athletes.
I Blew the Whistle on Football Players and Sex Assaults
A registered sex offender has emerged as a star player on a top tier college football team, resuming his athletic career after being expelled from the Air Force Academy where he was court-martialed for sexual assault.
Registered Sex Offender Emerges as Star College Football Player
In ???Nightcrawler,??? Jake Gyllenhaal plays the man behind the camera, a hungry freelancer named Lou Bloom who hopes to make it big by capturing the exclusive on film and peddling it to local TV stations.
How a Coyote Helped Jake Gyllenhaal in 'Nightcrawler' Role
Chad Stahelski and David Leitch are two of Hollywood???s premiere fight choreographers and stunt coordinators.
Hollywood Calls These Guys When It Needs Epic Fight Scenes
The shooter who opened fire at a Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington State today was identified by law enforcement officials as Jaylen Fryberg.
What We Know About the Washington State High School Shooting Suspect
Luke Bryan is Nashville???s reigning Golden Boy. His song, ???Roller Coaster,??? is just one of five singles off his double platinum album, ???Crash My Party,??? which helped skyrocket him to an elite club of country stars who are able to sell out stadiums.
Why Luke Bryan Says He Won't Be 'Shakin' It' in 10 Years
There???s no better way to find out how someone???s identity can be stolen than asking an identity theft herself.
How To Get Away with Identity Theft
She opens up about where she is in life and how it's affected her appearance.
Ren??e Zellweger Explains Her New Look
She told police, "No one is going to touch my sister."
Bristol Palin Describes Moments That Led to Drunken Brawl
Only about 40 or so people attended Adam Daniels??? demonic service but it was enough to draw nearly 2,000 Christians from all over the region for a massive protest against it.
Devil Worshiper Hell-Bent on Controversy
Stumptown is one of the leaders in a booming movement of coffee brew masters hoping to revolutionize the way we drink a cup of Joe.
Artisanal Brands Brew America's Third Coffee Revolution
Federal officials today demanded that a leading guardrail maker perform new crash tests on guardrails that already line American roads coast to coast, a day after a Texas jury found the company duped the U.S. government during a safety approval process nearly a decade ago.
Feds Demand New Crash Tests for Guardrail After $175M Verdict
Michael Bolton is back in the studio, not to record another passionate break-up song, but to lay down tracks for a new line of greeting cards.
Michael Bolton Finds New Fans Starring as Pitchman Michael Bolton
A Utah man accused of shooting his wife to death after a night of drinking and watching the TV show "Dexter" is expected back on the stand this morning to face questioning from prosecutors.
'I Know I Didn't Shoot a Gun,' Husband Testifies in Murder Trial
Danny and Amy have high-staked pressure to make their relationship work. The two have 90 days to get married or else Amy faces a return to her native South Africa.
Fiancee Risks Return If Couple Doesn't Wed in 90 Days
Primetime
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:14
ABC News: 20/20
For those who just can???t get away from their desk, career consultant and author Cynthia Shapiro named five ways to disguise your drowsy state.
4 Ways to Get Away With Napping on the Job
Bari Kroll and ABC News consultant Bob Kiehn conduct surveillance of suspected offenders of false claims.
Watch: Worker's Compensation Fraudsters Caught Faking Injuries
Part 1: Police say Shannon Lee and Qiana Johnson gained control of at least 6 houses in the alleged scam.
Watch: Woman Discovers House Was Stolen in Real Estate Rip-Off
Part 2: Shannon Lee and Qiana Johnson's alleged victims are left behind with an expensive mess.
Watch: Alleged Con-Artists Arrested for Scheme to Steal Houses
Perfect strangers can become a part of a couple's special day by crashing weddings for fun or even to steal.
Watch: Police Search for Wedding Crasher Who Stole Gifts, Cash
While living large, many doctors and dentists on the Department of Education's list owe thousands of dollars.
Watch: List Shames Doctors for Over $100M Owed in Student Loans
After asking for thousands of dollars from Brian James, California psychic April Lee was arrested by police.
Watch: Psychics Convince Clients to Hand Over Thousands of Dollars
When one woman went to check her mail one day, she discovered someone had stolen her house.
How Police Say Two Women Almost Got Away With Stealing Houses
A list of debtors names over 800 doctors in 43 states who owe over $100 million.
Your Doctor May Owe Thousands in Unpaid Student Loans
A man who testified against his mother at her trial for her husband???s murder says she suggested his brother might have killed her husband.
Woman Allegedly Tried to Pin Husband's Murder on Own Son
A St. Augustine, Florida, man is at ease now that his scorned ex-lover is behind bars.
Obsessive Ex's Cyberstalking Gets Man Fired, Arrested
A Keller, Texas, man was found dead, and the only person who knew what happened was his wife.
Texas Man Shot Dead in His Bed; Wife Claims it Was Suicide
After first telling police Gregg Williams was killed by a home intruder, Michele Williams says he shot himself.
Watch: Woman Admits to Police She Lied About Husband's Death
A Texas prosecutor has announced his intention to retry Hannah Overton, who has spent the last seven years in prison for the 2006 salt poisoning death of her adopted son.
Mother of 5 Convicted of Killing Son Will Face New Trial
Under withering questioning, the president of a leading guardrail company said today that his company did not tell a single state that used its product about design changes when they were made back in 2005 and in one case directly misinformed a state about it. The changes, the plaintiff in an ongoing trial claims, made the safety devices more dangerous for motorists across the country.
Guardrail Co. President: We Didn???t Tell States About Design Changes
WNT
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:21
ABC News: World News Tonight
Made in America costume makers keep manufacturing at home.
Watch: Halloween Costumes Treat Americans to Jobs
He fired back at a former councilman who held up a sign.
Chris Christie Tells Heckler to 'Sit Down And Shut Up'
Students across the nation watched their science projects go up in flames as the rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after takeoff.
Rocket Explosion Destroyed These Kids' Science Projects
A New York City woman has exposed what she says happens to her every day.
Woman Uses Hidden Camera to Expose Catcalling
UPS reps were ???horrified??? recently when they watched a store???s surveillance video showing one of their drivers treating a package with little care, a store associate said. ???[The UPS driver] just basically threw the thing out the door,??? Ray Martel of East Hills Instruments in...
UPS Driver Caught on Video Tumbling $12K Package
Hackers recently breached the White House's unclassified computer network, resulting in temporary outages as cybersecurity experts work to contain the situation, a senior administration official confirmed.
Hackers Breach White House's Unclassified Computer Network
Officials will begin investigating today, trying to figure out what went wrong with a failed rocket launch that resulted in a fireball Tuesday over Wallops Island, Virginia.
Rocket Explosion Probers to Begin Sifting Debris
Ebola nurse Kaci Hickox is in a quarantine in Maine.
Nurse 'Will Go to Court' Over Maine Ebola Quarantine Rule
As the Air Force Academy football team heads to West Point for the big game against Army this weekend, the new superintendent is going on the offense as the best defense against allegations the school has a culture of tolerating sexual violence by football players and other cadet athletes.
I Blew the Whistle on Football Players and Sex Assaults
David Muir reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Instant Index: Crash Test Dummies Get a Makeover
Air Force Academy scandal; Halloween costumes keep US jobs at home.
Full Episode: WN 10/29: West Wing Computers Hacked
A giant air balloon sent to Pennsylvania to aid in the manhunt for accused cop killer Eric Frein was returned after just one day, police said.
Balloon Search Goes Pffft in Eric Frein Manhunt
After a 100-year old time capsule was discovered at Baltimore's Washington Monument during a restoration project, workers are trying to determine when to reveal its contents.
Why Baltimore Is Hesitant to Open 1915 Time Capsule
More than half of likely 18-29 year-old voters want a Republican-led Congress, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
Millennials Turn On Obama, Favor a GOP-Led Congress
A New Jersey mother has made $1,200 so far using these tips.
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