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Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
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LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Friday he did not think the United States was a threat to Russia but added that he thought Washington's policies were harmful to his country. "I don't think that the United States poses a threat to us," Putin told a meeting of political scholars. "I think that the policies of the ruling elite are erroneous. I am convinced that they go against our interests, undermine trust in the United States," he said without going into further detail. ...
Putin says Washington no threat, but its policies harmful
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum ...
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
In this photo made on Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014, signs welcome visitors to a model home as construction is under way at a housing development in Zelienople, Pa. The Commerce Department releases new home sales for September on Friday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.
US new-home sales close to flat in September
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
The proximity of the Islamic State group to the Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani is seen with the yellow triangular flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, flying on a building, bottom right, just inside Kobani in Syria, near the Turkey-Syria border Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. In the background, the black flag of the Islamic State group flies atop a building, top left, Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.
Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.
Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola
An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, unnerving financial markets amid concern the disease may spread in the nation's most populous city. The three previous cases were in Texas. ...
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
FILE - Duracell batteries hang from hooks on display at an office supply store in Boston, in this March 28, 2001 file photo. The Procter & Gamble Co., which acquired Duracell in 2005 as part of Gillette, announced earlier this year that it would jettison more than half its brands around the globe over the next year or two. The company based in Cincinnati, said Friday Oct. 24, 2014 that it is also considering a spinoff, sale or other options for Duracell. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)NEW YORK (AP) — Procter & Gamble plans to remove its batteries and make Duracell a stand-alone company.
Procter &Gamble taking out its batteries
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian police say eight people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year.
8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe
LAURA Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had helped Ukraine's former president Viktor Yanukovich to flee to Russia in February after he was toppled in violent street protests in Kiev. "I will say it openly - he asked to be driven away to Russia. Which we did," Putin told a meeting with political scholars. (Reporting by Alexei Anishchuk, Writing by Gabriela Baczynska, editing by Jason Bush)
Putin says Russia helped Ukraine's Yanukovich flee
A man walks past new Ford car at Jacob Javits Convention Center during New York International Auto Show in New YorkBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford, which affirmed its full-year profit outlook, said earnings suffered from lower wholesale vehicle volumes and recall costs, as well as supplier parts shortages. While a strong performance in North America helped push earnings above Wall Street estimates, analysts and investors were not impressed. ...
Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
Russian President Vladimir Putin visits a sports training center in Sochi, the Black Sea resort that hosted this year's Winter Olympics, Russia, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. At left background is Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko. (AP Photo/RIA-Novosti, Mikhail Klimentyev, Presidential Press Service)MOSCOW (AP) — The United States is destabilizing the global world order by trying to enforce its will, Russian President Vladimir Putin declared Friday, warning that the world will face new wars if Washington fails to respect the interests of other countries.
Putin accuses US of undermining global stability
A real estate sign advertising a new home is pictured in Vienna, VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery remains fragile. The Commerce Department said on Friday that sales increased 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the highest reading since July 2008. August's sales pace was revised down to 466,000 units from 504,000 units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales at a 470,000-unit pace last month. ...
U.S. new home sales up in September, but August pace cut
BRAMPTON Ontario (Reuters) - The Canadian government plans to introduce new legislation very soon to address the threat of terrorism in light of this week's attacks, and is looking in particular at trying to preempt such activity, Justice Minister Peter MacKay said on Friday. MacKay told a news conference that the government would go beyond an originally planned bill which would have strengthened the powers of the Canadian Security Intelligence Service spy agency. (Reporting by Euan Rocha in Brampton and Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren in Ottawa)
Canada plans legislation very soon, hoping to preempt terrorism
US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinksNEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for the best week in almost two years. Amazon plunged after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but that wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.
US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks
Business
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
A woman carries an umbrella as she passes by the New York Stock Exchange on Broad St. in New York's financial district during the morning rushBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. Amazon plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. But Microsoft , up 1.3 percent at $45. ...
Wall St. little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon
A real estate sign advertising a new home is pictured in Vienna, VirginiaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sales of new U.S. single-family homes rose to a six-year high in September, but a sharp downward revision to August's sales pace indicated that the housing recovery remains fragile. The Commerce Department said on Friday that sales increased 0.2 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 467,000 units, the highest reading since July 2008. August's sales pace was revised down to 466,000 units from 504,000 units. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast new home sales at a 470,000-unit pace last month. ...
U.S. new home sales up in September, but August pace cut
A man walks past new Ford car at Jacob Javits Convention Center during New York International Auto Show in New YorkBy Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter earnings, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford, which affirmed its full-year profit outlook, said earnings suffered from lower wholesale vehicle volumes and recall costs, as well as supplier parts shortages. While a strong performance in North America helped push earnings above Wall Street estimates, analysts and investors were not impressed. ...
Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
A man walks past Deutsche Bank offices in LondonFRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is bracing to pay almost 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) for Libor-related fines as it nears a deal with U.S. and UK authorities to settle allegations it attempted to manipulate the benchmark interest rate, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday. The bank has already paid 6.1 billion euros in the past two and a half years as it attempts to clear a backlog of litigation and investigations, of which the Libor settlement is considered to be the most important. ...
Deutsche Bank braces for $1.3 billion in U.S., UK Libor fines: sources
Woman walks past a sign bearing the UPS logo at a job fair in ChicagoCHICAGO (Reuters) - United Parcel Service Inc reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday, driven by growing demand, improving margins in the United States and strong growth in Asia and Europe. UPS, the world's largest shipping company, reported earnings per share of $1.32, up 14 percent from $1.16 a year earlier. Analysts expected $1.28 per share. Atlanta-based UPS posted revenue of $14.29 billion for the quarter, up 6 percent from $13.52 billion in the same quarter in 2013. That came in slightly above analysts' estimates of $14.2 billion. ...
UPS profit rises on strong demand, beats analysts' expectations
Used Duracell batteries are seen in an office in Kiev(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it would exit its Duracell battery business, likely through a splitoff into a separate company, as it looks to focus on faster-growing brands. P&G, which also reported a slight fall in quarterly sales, said a stronger dollar would significantly hurt revenue and earnings in the current quarter. The world's No. 1 household products maker said in August it could sell about half of its slow-growing brands in the next two years and cut jobs to revive sales growth and save costs. ...
P&G to exit Duracell battery business
The Pfizer logo is seen at their world headquarters in New YorkLONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Pfizer is to continue buying back stock, with the board authorizing a new $11 billion share repurchase plan, deflating expectations that it will make a new bid for AstraZeneca. Shares in AstraZeneca fell 1.2 percent by 0800 GMT on Friday following the news. The largest American pharmaceuticals company, whose shares gained more than 1 percent after the announcement late on Thursday, said the move was in addition to the $1.3 billion remaining on its current share buyback program. ...
Pfizer's $11 billion buyback plan deflates AstraZeneca bid hopes
Microsoft CEO Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on Thursday allayed fears of investors in recent days that the industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services was proving hard for established technology leaders to master. Microsoft shares, which have climbed 33 percent over the past year, rose another 3 percent in after-hours trading to $46.36. ...
Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up
Germany's Chancellor Merkel and France's President Hollande arrive for a working session during an EU summit in BrusselsBy Francesco Guarascio and Robin Emmott BRUSSELS (Reuters) - France and Italy sought on Friday to bridge stark differences with Germany over how to avert economic stagnation and deflation, but Chancellor Angela Merkel warned her peers against repeating the euro zone's debt crisis. After the bloc's revival came to a halt in the second quarter, France and Italy want to shift course away from the spending cuts that marked the bloc's response to the 2009-2012 crisis. Germany says debt discipline must continue. ...
Stagnating euro zone seeks German shift
Workers labour at a construction site in BeijingBy Sumanta Dey BANGALORE (Reuters) - Emerging Asia will contribute less to the global economy in 2015 than was expected just months ago as a slowdown in China drags on growth in the region, partially offset by acceleration in the United States, Reuters polls showed. Until recently the primary engine of global growth, most Asian economies have slowed, hamstrung by erratic exports, sluggish domestic demand, capital outflows and political and policy uncertainty. ...
Asia economic growth to languish as China slows: poll
FILE - This Feb. 2005 file photo shows trays of printed social security checks, in Philadelphia, waiting to be mailed from the U.S. Treasury. More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year. The increase, which starts in January, is tied to a measure of inflation released Tuesday. It shows that inflation has been relatively low over the past year _ despite the recent surge in gas prices _ resulting in one of the smallest increases in Social Security payments since automatic adjustments were adopted in 1975. (AP Photo/Bradley C. Bower, File)More than 56 million Social Security recipients will see their monthly payments go up by 1.7 percent next year.
Social Security benefits to go up by 1.7 percent
Early Influences Can Open Up the FutureEntrepreneurs not only provide us with critical innovation and keep us at the forefront of global markets, they also create ways to gain financial independence. So why has the percentage of start-ups in the U.S. dropped significantly in the last 35 years? This is particularly worrisome in light of the healthy state of the stock market and the...
Early Influences Can Open Up the Future
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Listen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone neededWith new Android Wear updates, you no longer need your phone to listen to music or use GPS on your smartwatch. But some restrictions apply.>
Listen to music and track runs on Android Wear, no phone needed
LGLG Electronics has launched its new G3 Screen phablet, powered by its long-awaited, self-designed "Nuclun" application processor in South Korea.>
LG G3 Screen powered by in-house 'Nuclun' processor launches in Korea
World News
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
A security guard patrols the hallway near the entrance to the Parliamentary Library on Parliament Hill in OttawaBy Randall Palmer and Richard Valdmanis OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's capital faced a third day of heightened security on Friday as police searched for any clues that the man who shot and killed a soldier and charged into the parliament building had help in plotting his attack. Groups of Ottawa residents gathered early around the national war memorial where the soldier, Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, was slain on Wednesday at the start of a brazen daylight attack by a man police identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a 32-year-old Canadian citizen. ...
Security tight in Canada as police probe Parliament gunman's ties
Smoke and flames rise over a hill near the Syrian town of Kobani after an airstrikeBy Humeyra Pamuk and Sylvia Westall ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday denied a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help defend it against besieging Islamic State insurgents. President Tayyip Erdogan has long championed the relatively secular Free Syrian Army in the complicated, faction-ridden insurgency against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and has repeatedly advocated FSA intervention in Kobani. ...
Kurds deny Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani
Russian President Putin talks to young soccer players during visit to Spartak's stadium Otkritye Arena in MoscowBy Alexei Anishchuk LAURA Russia (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of making the world a more dangerous place by imposing a "unilateral diktat" in international diplomacy and denied Russia wanted to build a new empire. In a speech laced with language reminiscent of the Cold War, Putin shifted blame for the crisis in Ukraine to the West and portrayed Russia as a strong power that would not be forced to beg the West to lift sanctions imposed over the conflict. ...
Russia's Putin accuses U.S. of damaging world order
Campaigners from "#Bring Back Our Girls" march during a rally calling for the release of the Abuja school girls who were abducted by Boko Haram militants, in AbujaBy Emma Farge and Moumine Ngarmbassa N'DJAMENA (Reuters) - Chad said it believed Nigeria's secret deal with Boko Haram Islamists to free more than 200 kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls would go ahead despite the breakdown of a truce, and revealed that the key to the agreement was a prisoner swap.     The accord mediated by Chad for the release of the girls seized from Chibok in northeast Nigeria in April has been called into question since it was announced by the Nigerian military last week. ...
Exclusive: Chad says Nigeria deal with Boko Haram to free girls still on
By Adrian Croft MONS Belgium (Reuters) - Russia still has troops in eastern Ukraine and retains a very capable force on the border despite a partial withdrawal, NATO's military commander said on Friday. "We've seen a pretty good withdrawal of the Russian forces from inside Ukraine but, make no mistake, there remain Russian forces inside eastern Ukraine," U.S. Air Force General Philip Breedlove told reporters at NATO's military headquarters near Mons in Belgium. Some Russian troops stationed near the Ukraine border had left and others appeared to be preparing to leave. ...
Russia still has troops in Ukraine, NATO says
CAIRO (Reuters) - At least 10 soldiers were killed Egypt's Sinai Peninsula on Friday by a car bomb that targeted two armored vehicles stopped at a checkpoint, security sources said. At least 27 soldiers were injured in the attack in the al-Kharouba area northwest of al-Arish, near the border with the Gaza Strip, the sources said. Eyewitnesses had earlier heard a loud explosion near the Egyptian town of al-Arish in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday afternoon in what appeared to be an attack on a nearby army installation. ...
Car bomb kills at least 10 soldiers in Egypt's Sinai
A member of Turkey's disaster management agency disinfects the garden of the German consulate in IstanbulISTANBUL (Reuters) - Packets of an unidentified yellow powder were sent to the Canadian, U.S., Belgian and German consulates in Istanbul on Friday, prompting security alerts following two militant attacks in Canada this week. One Canadian consulate employee came directly into contact with the suspicious package and six others had indirect exposure, Turkey's disaster management agency AFAD said in a statement. Nine people were hospitalized as a precaution. Teams decontaminated the Canadian and Belgium consulates and were working on cleaning the German mission, AFAD spokesman Dogan Eskinat said. ...
Suspicious yellow powder sent to Canadian, Belgian, German, U.S. consulates in Istanbul
Sinai has turned into a hotbed for extremist militants who have killed scores of security personnel since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013A car bomb killed 10 Egyptian soldiers and wounded 27 others in an attack by suspected jihadists on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday, security officials said. The sources, revising an earlier death toll of five, said the attack took place near El-Arish, the main town in the restive north Sinai. Jihadists based in the Sinai have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since the army overthrew Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013. Last Sunday, a roadside bomb exploded near an armoured vehicle guarding a gas pipeline in north Sinai, killing seven soldiers.
Car bomb kills 10 troops in Egypt's Sinai
Rwandan opposition figure Victoire Ingabire, seen here in 2011, was jailed last December for 15 yearsJailed Rwandan opposition figure Victoire Ingabire has filed a complaint with the African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights to demand a retrial, officials said Friday. Ingabire was sentenced last December to 15 years in jail for "conspiracy in harming authorities through terrorism and war" and for minimising Rwanda's 1994 genocide, in which at least 800,000 people were killed by troops and extremists of the Hutu majority. A Hutu and a leading critic of President Paul Kagame, who took power after a Tutsi rebellion ended the 1994 genocide, she was also found guilty of spreading rumours to incite violence. According to Ingabire's unrecognised opposition United Democratic Forces (UDF) party, the opposition figure has called on the Arusha, Tanzania-based African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights to "order a revision" of her trial and to strike down Rwanda's laws banning genocide revisionism and spreading rumours.
Jailed Rwanda opposition figure demands retrial
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet — and she's signed it "Elizabeth R." The 88-year-old monarch tried her hand at Twitter as she opened a new gallery in central London's Science Museum ...
Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'
VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday.
Murray rallies past Anderson at Valencia Open
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Pakistan stretched its lead to a commanding 189 runs after inexperienced spinners Yasir Shah and Zulfiqar Babar dismissed Australia for 303 on the third day of the first test on Friday.
Pakistan leads 1st test by 189 after 3 days
The first batch of the experimental rVSV Ebola vaccine arrives at Geneva University Hospital, on October 22, 2014Hundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to west Africa by the middle of next year, the World Health Organization said Friday, after new cases of the killer virus were reported in New York and Mali. "All is being put in place to start efficacy tests in the affected countries as early as December," WHO assistant director general Marie-Paule Kieny said, adding that several hundred thousand doses could be available in the "first half" of 2015. Fears the haemorrhagic virus could spread further were stoked with confirmed cases in New York city and the west African nation of Mali, adding urgency to the hunt for a cure. Whichever proves its mettle in trials, WHO hopes to send huge numbers of doses to Africa for "real-world" tests.
Ebola vaccine doses could reach Africa by mid-2015: UN health agency
The proximity of the Islamic State group to the Kurdish forces defending the Syrian border town of Kobani is seen with the yellow triangular flag of the Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, flying on a building, bottom right, just inside Kobani in Syria, near the Turkey-Syria border Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. In the background, the black flag of the Islamic State group flies atop a building, top left, Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.
Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani
Romania's Simona Halep hits forehand return to Serbia's Ana Ivanovic during their singles match at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams made the semifinals of the WTA Finals and earned the year-end No. 1 ranking without hitting a ball on Friday.
WTA semis: Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska
Technology
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Apple CEO Tim Cook gestures as he speaks at Tsinghua University in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook was quoted on Friday as saying he had "very open" talks on privacy and security with a senior Chinese official, days after a web monitoring group linked the government to a hack into Apple's iCloud service in China. Cook's remarks, made in an interview to the official Xinhua news agency, were his first public comments since meeting Vice Premier Ma Kai in Beijing on Wednesday. Cook's China visit has been overshadowed by a report by web monitoring group Greatfire. ...
Apple CEO says had 'very open' privacy talks in China: Xinhua
The exterior of Ericsson's headquarters are seen in StockholmBy Sven Nordenstam and Olof Swahnberg STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Mobile telecoms gear maker Ericsson said on Friday a slowdown in North America created uncertainty over fourth quarter sales as operators cut spending after big investments in high-speed networks. A build-out of the newest 4G/LTE networks by operators in North America, where Ericsson makes about a quarter of its sales and Chinese rival Huawei is effectively barred from doing business, has supported the Swedish firm at a time of stagnation in much of Europe. ...
Ericsson flags North America slowdown
Microsoft CEO Nadella speaks during a Microsoft cloud briefing event in San FranciscoBy Bill Rigby SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on Thursday allayed fears of investors in recent days that the industry shift toward lower-margin cloud services was proving hard for established technology leaders to master. Microsoft shares, which have climbed 33 percent over the past year, rose another 3 percent in after-hours trading to $46.36. ...
Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up
A worker walks past Amazon Fresh delivery vans parked at an Amazon Fresh warehouse in InglewoodBy Deepa Seetharaman SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts, sending the online retailer's shares 9 percent lower on Thursday. After an unusually busy first half of the year that saw the online retailer spend on developing everything from mobile phones and Hollywood-style production to grocery deliveries, investors were ready to see it curtail its ambitions and start delivering sustainable profits. ...
Amazon's holiday-quarter forecast disappoints, shares dive
(Reuters) - China Telecom Corp Ltd and China Unicom Hong Kong Ltd could soon jointly invest in a new content delivery network (CDN) company that would speed up Chinese users' Internet access, a Chinese paper reported on Friday. The proposed firm would be run by China Telecom's cloud computing subsidiary, according to a 21st Century Business Herald report citing an unnamed senior China Telecom employee. Rumors of a CDN joint venture between the country's second- and third-largest carriers have existed for more than year. Telecom and Unicom did not immediately respond to requests for comment. ...
China Telecom, Unicom to build content delivery firm: Chinese paper
Google signage seen at the company's offices in New YorkBy Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google Inc is expanding its artificial intelligence initiative, hiring more than half a dozen leading academics and experts in the field and announcing a partnership with Oxford University to "accelerate" its efforts. Google will make a "substantial contribution" to establish a research partnership with Oxford's computer science and engineering departments, the company said on Thursday regarding its work to develop the intelligence of machines and software, often to emulate human-like intelligence. ...
Google bolsters artificial intelligence efforts, partners with Oxford
New music recommendations: Chvrches, Jessie Ware, Foo Fighters, and moreThe Budos Band has been churning out gorgeously retro, funk-laced walls of sound powered by a massive horn section for nearly a decade, and their latest album, Burnt Offering, doesn’t stray far from that formula. The healthy dollop of slowed-down stoner-metal is a new look for the band, and it suits them well. — Nathan Ingraham There’s no word on when Scottish synth-pop wizards Chvrches will release the follow-up to their excellent debut, The Bones of What You Believe, but fortunately the group has contributed a new track to a somewhat strange project: it appears on a new, alternate soundtrack to the 2011 film Drive.
New music recommendations: Chvrches, Jessie Ware, Foo Fighters, and more
8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8After initially showing off iOS 8 during its annual WWDC event this past summer, Apple finally released the software in September and then issued its first major update earlier this month. iOS 8 and iOS 8.1 represent huge steps forward for Apple’s mobile devices, bringing tons of great new functions to compatible iPhone and iPad models. Features like audio messaging, the new QuickType keyboard and Apple’s Continuity functionality are all awesome additions to iOS, but of course there is still plenty missing from Apple’s mobile platform. Now that Google’s Android 5.0 Lollipop software is official, it’s time to take a look at a few key features found in Google’s latest and greatest that are sadly still absent in iOS. DON’T MISS: A
8 awesome Android 5.0 Lollipop features missing from iOS 8
The whimsical animations of Robin Davey"If you'd told me five years ago that I'd be delivering work in GIF format," says Robin Davey, "I'd have laughed."
The whimsical animations of Robin Davey
Millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses should be ready in 2015, WHO saysMillions of doses of a candidate Ebola vaccine are expected to be available next year, with efficacy trials beginning in certain West African countries this December, the World Health Organization said this morning. The are currently two candidate vaccines for Ebola that are ready to begin human trials, and five others are expected to get started during the first several months of next year. The vaccines must be determined to be safe and effective before a mass vaccination begins, however. ...
Millions of candidate Ebola vaccine doses should be ready in 2015, WHO says
New trailers: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Halo Nightfall,' 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend,' and moreBetween Avengers and Halo, this was a huge week for trailers — though we can't blame you if you missed everything else in all the sci-fi and comic-book commotion. We've rounded up eight of this week's best trailers below so you can see everything that's coming up all in one place.
New trailers: 'Avengers: Age of Ultron,' 'Halo Nightfall,' 'Judge Dredd: Superfiend,' and more
The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know aboutEven though the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch was a great success for the company, with 2014 iPhones registering record sales according to Apple, several issues have stained Apple’s iPhone 6 launch, including iOS 8 software problems and the #Bendgate mess, to name just a few. More recently, it was discovered that the iPhone 6’s plastic antenna covers also come with one unexpected flaw. Now, AppleInsider points us to a growing thread on Apple’s support forum that details a potential software issue affecting iPhone 6 Plus handsets. FROM EARLIER: A new iPhone 6 problem arises: Dye from jeans is ruining the iPhone’s plastic strips The thread in questions has over 9,200 views and more than 60 responses, and it details constant
The iPhone 6 Plus might have a serious software problem you should know about
Procter & Gamble plan to spin-off Duracell
Procter &Gamble plan to spin-off Duracell
This free app is a fantastic alternative to Google’s game-changing email app ‘Inbox’Rumors swirled last year suggesting that Google was trying to acquire email startup Mailbox, but all that came to an end when Mailbox was acquired by Dropbox. So, Google decided to build its own Mailbox. Unveiled and released earlier this week, “Inbox” is Google’s new email app that has tech bloggers buzzing, once again heralding afresh take on email as a game-changer. We have used the app ourselves and there’s no question that Google has done a terrific job so far of aping many of the best features from Mailbox and dumping them into a gorgeous interface with some great new features. Inbox is an early beta and it still has a long way to go before it can be considered
This free app is a fantastic alternative to Google’s game-changing email app ‘Inbox’
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
A 3D slice of the universe 10.8 billion years ago
Politics
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
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The road to political victory in Florida is not just a metaphor, it's a place: Interstate 4, the busy highway that cuts across the vote-heavy heart of the state from Tampa to Daytona Beach. And the I-4 corridor, as it's called, now runs through a swing-vote region undergoing significant demographic change.
How a surge in Puerto Rican voters is changing Florida politics
Ann Romney says Russia wouldn’t have invaded Ukraine had her husband Mitt been elected president. In a clear shot at the Obama administration, Romney told Yahoo News and Finance Anchor Bianna Golodryga, “I do not believe there would have been an invasion, of course, in Ukraine. I believe Putin would have known there would've been consequences to that.”
Ann Romney: If Mitt had been elected president, ‘I do not believe there would have been an invasion in Ukraine’
Jason Howe and Adrian Perez hold their twin daughters Clara and Olivia at a playground in West Hollywood(Reuters) - The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners' children, state officials said. The state's highest court had imposed a stay on the adoptions in May, while Utah appealed a federal ruling last year that permitted same-sex marriages for 17 days before the Supreme Court halted them pending appeal. Earlier this month, after the U.S. ...
Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses
Armed RCMP officers head in to Centre Block on Parliament Hilll following a shooting incident in OttawaBy Mark Hosenball and Warren Strobel WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada this week. The officials cautioned on Thursday that the discussions are in preliminary stages and that no immediate action appeared likely by either U.S. President Barack Obama's administration or Congress. ...
U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack
File photo of Takata logo at its former factory near MonclovaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants. Senators Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts, both Democrats, said the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) said the recall should be immediate "regardless of where the car is registered." NHTSA did not immediately respond to a request for comment. The air bags are manufactured by Takata Corp and installed in vehicles from 10 automakers. ...
U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags
Former Sorrento mayor, Wilson Longanecker, Jr. is pictured in this undated booking photoNEW ORLEANS (Reuters) - The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said. Wilson Longanecker Jr., 41, who served as mayor of Sorrento, about 50 miles northwest of New Orleans, from 2011 to 2013, was also charged with one count of obstruction of justice for attempting to hide evidence, prosecutors said. "Crimes like this illustrate how important it is to actively, aggressively pursue those who exploit our children," said Louisiana Attorney General Buddy Caldwell in a statement. ...
Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges
Senate North Carolina DebateBut with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that has come to define this election and that parties are using to try to win tight races nationwide.
How the North Carolina Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014
The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.
Smuggled oil, sex slaves, kidnappings, crime: Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream
A day after his controversial comments about AIDS were obliterated by Anderson Cooper, the conservative televangelist called gay rights activists “terrorists."
Pat Robertson calls gay rights activists 'terrorists'
I've been traveling around the country plugging my book on the collision of politics and celebrity in 1987 (see, I just did it again), so I haven't had a lot of time to check in on the latest election polls and midterm controversies. I did spend a half-hour watching TV in a Denver hotel, during which I saw a total of three 30-second ads that did not feature one candidate slandering another. Colorado, I feel for you.
On Politics: The silliest emails of the week
Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers is pictured in the Senate chamber on Parliament Hill in OttawaThe head of Ottawa's parliamentary security is being hailed as a hero for reportedly fatally shooting a suspected male gunman before he could enter the caucus rooms.
Ottawa shootings: Kevin Vickers, parliament's sergeant-at-arms, hailed as hero
Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite - or With Help of - US $7 Billion EffortDespite American Efforts, Afghanistan's Opium Trade Is Booming
Afghan Opium Trade Thriving Despite - or With Help of - US $7 Billion Effort
American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US JetJeffrey Fowle Was Arrested for Leaving Bible in North Korean Nightclub
American Jeffrey Fowle Released From North Korea and Flies Home on US Jet
Man Warns Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'President Obama found himself in an unusual situation Monday. As he was casting his ballot early in Chicago, minding his own business behind the voting booth, a young man walked by and warned him “don’t touch my girlfriend.” The girlfriend, who was voting in the...
Man Warns Obama: 'Don't Touch My Girlfriend'
Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.
Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola
Sports
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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
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning (18) greets San Diego Chargers coach Mike McCoy after an NFL football game, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Denver. The Broncos won 35-21. (AP Photo/Joe Mahoney)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
Your Top Plays for Today
(Updates after Williams reaches semi-finals) * Williams assured of year-end top ranking for fourth time * American qualifies for WTA Finals last four By John O'Brien SINGAPORE, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. ...
Tennis-Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking
Serena Williams of the U.S. reacts as she plays against Simona Halep of Romania during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy John O'Brien SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams clinched the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time without hitting a ball on Friday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, was eliminated from the WTA Finals. Needing to win in straight sets to stand any chance of advancing to the semi-finals, Sharapova lost the second set of her match against Poland's Agnieszka Radwanska at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, ending her slim hopes of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...
Williams guaranteed year-end number one ranking
Oct 24 (Reuters) - Peter Whiteford's battle to secure his European Tour card could not affect his game as the 34-year-old Scot fired a six-under-par 66 to grab a one-shot halfway stage lead at the Perth International on Friday. With the top 111 players on the order of merit on Sunday confirmed to keep their cards for next season, Whiteford, currently 149th, needs at least a top-two finish in Perth. He took a firm step forward towards doing that by matching his first-round score to get to 12-under, one shot ahead of overnight joint leader Thorbjorn Olesen, who carded a 69. ...
Golf-Desperate Whiteford takes one-stroke lead in Perth
Tim Hudson of the San Francisco Giants pitches in the first inning against the St. Louis Cardinals during Game Three of the National League Championship eries in San Francisco on October 14, 2014San Francisco pitcher Tim Hudson takes the mound on Friday as the Giants host Kansas City in game three of the World Series, a chance on baseball's biggest stage he once feared might never come. The 39-year-old right-hander has 16 seasons in Major League Baseball -- making 457 career starts for Oakland, Atlanta and San Francisco. In the early years, when playoff appearances were plentiful, he never doubted that he would one day pitch in a World Series.
Giants' Hudson hungry for baseball World Series start
Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning during the game against the San Diego Chargers on October 23, 2014 in DenverFive-time NFL MVP Peyton Manning added to his latest record by throwing three touchdown passes to Emmanuel Sanders in the Denver Broncos 35-21 victory over the San Diego Chargers. The win comes four days after quarterback Manning broke Brett Favre's record for most career touchdown passes in a 42-17 demolition of the San Francisco 49ers. Against the Chargers, Manning completed 25-of-35 passes for 286 yards and three touchdowns to bring his career National Football League touchdown total to 513.
Manning's Broncos corral Chargers
Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash during a media day in El Segundo, California on September 29, 2014Los Angeles Lakers guard Steve Nash may have played his last game in the NBA after being ruled out of the upcoming season because of a recurring back problem. The Lakers said Nash, 40, who has been strongly tipped to retire after the 2014-15 campaign, had been sidelined after meeting with team doctors who advised him to sit out the season. "As disappointed as we are for ourselves and our fans, we’re even more disappointed for Steve," said Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak on Thursday. "We know how hard he’s worked the last two years to try to get his body right for the rigours of the NBA, and how badly he wants to play, but unfortunately he simply hasn’t been able to get there up to this point in time.
Lakers guard Nash to sit out NBA season
NFL: San Diego Chargers at Denver Broncos(Reuters) - Denver quarterback Peyton Manning added three more touchdowns to his career record as the Broncos beat the San Diego Padres 35-21 in a National Football League game on Thursday. Manning took his career touchdown total to 513, four days after overtaking Brett Favre as the leader on the all-time list. The Broncos won their fourth successive game and improved to 6-1, the best record in the AFC and tied for the best record in the league with the Dallas Cowboys. The Chargers fell to 5-3, second behind Denver in the AFC West. ...
Manning adds to touchdown record as Broncos beat Chargers
By Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The irresistible talents of the Kansas City Royals' outfielders may be tested by the inscrutable elements of San Francisco's quirky right field when the World Series resumes on Friday. Lorenzo Cain, Jarrod Dyson and Nori Aoki all had a cram course on Thursday's off-day in gauging caroms off the AT&T Park wall ahead of a Game Three that will snap a 1-1 tie in the best-of-seven championship. "It's tough," said center fielder Cain, who has been filling up a highlight reel with an array of diving catches this postseason. ...
Royals outfield defenders cram for quirky AT&T test
Erik Compton plays his tee shot on the eighth hole during the second round of the Shriners Hospitals Open at TPC Summerlin on October 17, 2014Erik Compton started his day by putting on extra clothes to battle a morning chill but it didn't take him long to get hot once he teed off at The McGladrey Classic. The 34-year-old dual Norwegian-American rolled in birdies on his first two holes en route to a five-under 65 to grab a share of the lead with three others after the opening round at the $5.6-million US PGA Tour event in Georgia. Compton, a two-time heart transplant recipient, said he cut his pre-round warmup routine short at the Sea Island Resort course -- and it appeared to pay off. Compton was joined atop a crowded leaderboard by Brian Harman, Will MacKenzie and Michael Thompson, who set a 54-hole record at this event three years ago.
Red-hot Compton shares lead at McGladrey Classic
Jamal Crawford (L) of the Los Angeles Clippers is guarded by J.J. Hickson of the Denver Nuggets during their preseason game at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on October 18, 2014Expectations are high for the new-era Los Angeles Clippers, freed from the shadow that former owner Donald Sterling's racist remarks cast over last season's NBA playoff run. With Sterling expelled from the league and the NBA pressing him to sell, former Microsoft chief executive Steve Ballmer swept to the rescue with a breathtaking $2 billion purchase of the club. Blake Griffin, the Clippers' exhilarating power forward, described Sterling -- whose rambling attempts at defending his actions featured large as the story unfolded -- as a "weird uncle" while Ballmer is "like a cool dad who gives you candy." Sterling might not be expected to get far with his remaining anti-trust lawsuit against the league, but in the wake of the scandal a whiff of racism has already affected another team, with Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson moving to sell his controlling interest in the team after racially charged remarks he made in an e-mail two years ago came to light.
New-era Los Angeles Clippers seek next playoff step
NBA: Preseason-Utah Jazz at Los Angeles Lakers(Reuters) - Los Angeles Lakers' point guard Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association team said on Thursday. Nash, 40, has battled a bad back and other injuries for years and the latest setback suggests the two-time NBA Most Valuable Player may have played his final game, though he has not announced his retirement. "Being on the court this season has been my top priority and it is disappointing to not be able to do that right now," the Canadian said in a statement. ...
Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury
NBA: Brooklyn Nets at Philadelphia 76ers(The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia 76ers and point guard Michael Carter-Williams established Nov. 13 as the target date for Carter-Williams' return, ESPN.com reported Thursday. Carter-Williams, last season's Rookie of the Year, had shoulder surgery in May. - - The Orlando Magic signed center Nikola Vucevic to a contract extension, the team announced. The team did not provide details of the signing, but multiple media outlets reported earlier that it was a four-year extension. ...
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup
MLB: World Series-San Francisco Giants at Kansas City Royals(The Sports Xchange) - Veteran baseball executive John Hart reversed course and opted to accept a three-year deal to become president of baseball operations with the Atlanta Braves. The 66-year-old Hart, who has been acting as interim general manager, said earlier this month he preferred to remain with the team as its top adviser rather than committing to a job with such significant time demands. - - Right-handed reliever Tim Lincecum is happy to be heading out of Kansas City after vomiting in the bullpen in Game 1 and leaving the second game for the San Francisco Giants back stiffness. ...
Major League Baseball roundup
Entertainment
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
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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, Sept. 1 to Sunday, Sept. 7 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, Sept. 1 to Sunday Sept. 7 via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and Spotify.
Spotify's Top 10 most streamed tracks
A couple sit on rocks near a sculpture titled "Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness" created by artist Koichi Ishino at Sculpture By The Sea in Sydney, Australia, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Sculptures and other art forms created by 109 artists from 16 countries, are displayed across the costal area of Sydney. (AP Photo/Rob Griffith)In this photo by Rob Griffith, a couple sit on rocks at a Sydney beach near a sculpture titled "Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness," created by Japanese-Australian artist Koichi Ishino. It's part of the Sculpture By The Sea exhibition on display until Nov. 9 around Sydney. The popular exhibition in its 18th year also features a giant frying pan, a breaching whale, a rhinoceros and other sculptures. This year's main prize winner, American Peter Lundberg, whose "ring" looks like a misshapen bronze circle, said the exhibition is one of the best around because of the view of the surrounding landscape.
Image of Asia: The 'Wind Stone' and the sea
This photo provided by PBS/Masterpiece shows Matthew Rhys, left, as Darcy and Anna Maxwell Martin as Elizabeth Darcy, in "Death Comes to Pemberley." The television show airing Oct. 26, 2014 and Nov. 2 on PBS, is adapted from P.D. James’ 2011 mystery novel that revisits characters from Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” (AP Photo/PBS/Masterpiece, Robert Viglasky/Origin Pictures)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice."
P.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV
FILE - In this July 28, 2013 file photo, singer Britney Spears arrives to the world premiere of "The Smurfs 2" in Los Angeles. Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 it would host “Britney Day” at The LINQ Promenade starting at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 5. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision/AP, File)LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day.
Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'
BEIJING (AP) — Jackie Chan has pledged to become a better father after his son Jaycee was arrested on drug charges.
Chan wants to be better father after son's arrest
FILE - In this Aug. 29, 2014 file photo, Ariana Grande performs on NBC's "Today" show in New York. The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, 2014, except for one category: album of the year. The nominees for the top prize will come later that day when the Academy debuts the TV special, “A Very GRAMMY Christmas,” featuring Grande and Pharrell, to air on CBS at 9 p.m. EST. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The Recording Academy will announce the nominees for the 2015 Grammy Awards the morning of Dec. 5, except for one category: the coveted album of the year.
Nominees for Grammy Awards to be announced Dec. 5
FILE - In this Oct. 18, 2014 file photo Colombian singer Shakira, left, holds her son Milan prior to the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Eibar at the Camp Nou stadium against Eibar in Barcelona, Spain. Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a collection of baby toys. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Shakira is partnering with Fisher-Price to launch a line of baby toys as well as a Web series for moms.
Shakira to release baby toys with Fisher-Price
FILE - In this Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 file photo, John Lasetter, right, chief creative officer at Pixar, Walt Disney Aniamation Studios and Disney Toon Studios, poses for a photo with Japanese actors, Miho Kanno, center, and Kotaro Koizumi, both holding a character of "Baymax," the inflatable marshmallow-like robot in the animation movie "Big Hero 6," during an opening ceremony of the 27th Tokyo International Film Festival in Tokyo. Disney executives call their next film “a love letter to Japanese culture.” No wonder: This nation can’t get enough of animation, especially Disney’s. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Disney executives call their next film "a love letter to Japanese culture." No wonder: This nation can't get enough of animation, especially Disney's.
Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film
FILE - Frank Mankiewicz, Sen. Robert F. Kennedy's press secretary, tells a news conference outside Good Samaritan hospital in Los Angeles, in this June 5, 1968 file photo that Kennedy emerged from three hours of surgery in "extremely critical condition." All but one fragment of a bullet in Kennedy's head was removed by a team of surgeons. The press secretary who announced the death of Robert F. Kennedy, Frank Mankiewicz, died Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. He was 90. (AP Photo/FILE)WASHINGTON (AP) — Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who went before television cameras to announce the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy and later served as political director for presidential candidate George McGovern, died Thursday. He was 90.
Frank Mankiewicz, aide to Robert Kennedy, dies
In this image released by Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Gretchen Mol, from left, Karen Pittman, Hari Dhillon and Josh Radnor appear in a scene from "Disgraced." (AP Photo/Boneau/Bryan-Brown, Joan Marcus)NEW YORK (AP) — What does Miss Manners say about how to ensure dinner conversations remain polite? Never bring up politics or religion. Thankfully, playwright Ayad Akhtar minds her no heed.
Review: Broadway's 'Disgraced' is raw, blistering
NEW YORK (AP) — Roz Chast is having a busy awards season.
Roz Chast wins $50,000 literary prize
R&B singer Chris Brown, center, appears in court at a progress report hearing with his attorney, Mark Geragos, right, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Brown continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Another progress report hearing for Brown has been scheduled for Jan. 2015. (AP Photo/Robyn Beck, Pool)LOS ANGELES (AP) — A judge says Chris Brown has been doing well and following his probation rules since his last hearing in August.
Judge: Chris Brown following probation rules
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck's heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author's books.
Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — The state's highest court on Thursday sided with EMI in the music publisher's dispute with Duke Ellington's heirs, but acknowledged global industry consolidation has made contracts like his much more favorable to publishers.
NY court backs EMI over Duke Ellington royalties
Health
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:38
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A woman carries an umbrella as she passes by the New York Stock Exchange on Broad St. in New York's financial district during the morning rushBy Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Friday, as disappointing earnings from Amazon were offset by gains in Microsoft after its quarterly results. Amazon plunged 7.3 percent to $290.45 as the biggest drag on both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq 100 after the online retailer's sales projections for the crucial holiday quarter disappointed Wall Street and third-quarter results missed forecasts. But Microsoft , up 1.3 percent at $45. ...
Wall St. little changed as Microsoft offsets Amazon
FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Officials tried to tamp down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.
After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined
Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)WASHINGTON (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday.
Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola
An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, unnerving financial markets amid concern the disease may spread in the nation's most populous city. The three previous cases were in Texas. ...
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
A woman reads alert on Ebola inside the Bellevue Hospital where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola symptoms in New YorkWhen Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? While many Americans have reached out to help, African communities in the United States are reporting an increasing number of incidents of ostracism.
With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism
(Reuters) - Drugmaker Baxter International Inc said the U.S. Food and Drug Administration had approved its drug for treating bleeding episodes in adults with a rare bleeding disorder. The drug, Obizur, has been approved for use in patients with acquired hemophilia A, which usually affects older adults, Baxter said in a statement. The drug will be launched in the United States in the coming months and is being reviewed by European and Canadian regulators, the company said. (Reporting by Shailesh Kuber in Bangalore; Editing by Kirti Pandey)
Baxter's blood disorder drug gets FDA approval
Of all the excuses we use when it comes to finding a good reason to skip a workout, "I'm too tired" is probably the most common.Click Here to see the Complete List of Best Workouts To Do When You're Too Tired to ExerciseMaybe that's because it seems the most logical.
The Best Workouts To Do When You're Too Tired To Exercise
A medical staff holds a package of an experimental candidate vaccine rVSV-ZEBOV against Ebola virus disease at the University hospital in GenevaBy Stephanie Nebehay and Kate Kelland GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) set out plans on Friday for speeding up development and deployment of experimental Ebola vaccines, saying hundreds of thousands of doses should be ready for use in West Africa by the middle of 2015. The Geneva-based United Nations health agency confirmed that two leading vaccine candidates are in human clinical trials, and said another five experimental vaccines were also being developed and would begin clinical trials next year. "Before the end of the first half of 2015 ... ...
WHO expects around 200,000 Ebola vaccine doses by mid 2015
Dr. Craig Spencer was placed in isolation, with three others under quarantine.
Retracing the Steps of Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.
Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
(Reuters) - European regulators recommended continued use of Ariad Pharmaceuticals Inc's cancer drug, Iclusig, in its already approved indications to treat certain kinds of leukemia. However, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) recommended additional warnings in Iclusig's European product information to minimize the risk of vascular events, Ariad said. The decision follows a positive recommendation from the EMA's Pharmacovigilance Risk Assessment Committee, which said earlier this month that the benefits of Iclusig continued to outweigh its risks. ...
EU regulator backs continued use of Ariad Pharma's leukemia drug
Health workers carry the body of an Ebola virus victim in the Waterloo district of FreetownBy Magdalena Mis LONDON (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Efforts to control the Ebola virus in Liberia must be quickly and dramatically scaled up or tens of thousands of people will die in the coming months, said a study published on Friday. Nearly 4,900 deaths have been recorded across West Africa since the virus was first detected in Guinea in March, according to the World Health Organization. Liberia has been the hardest hit of the countries most affected by the virus, with 2,705 deaths and 4,665 recorded cases. ...
Ebola could kill 90,000 in Liberia by year-end unless efforts scaled up: study
A member of Turkey's disaster management agency disinfects the garden of the German consulate in IstanbulISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish authorities on Friday launched an investigation after an unidentified yellow powder was found in a package sent to the Canadian consulate in Istanbul. "The letter containing a yellow substance was examined in line with regular procedures," Turkey's disaster management agency, AFAD, said in a statement. One Canadian consulate employee came directly into contact with the suspicious package and six others had indirect exposure, the statement said. The German and Belgian consulates also received similar packages containing the yellow powder, Turkish media reported. ...
Canadian consulate in Istanbul gets package containing yellow powder: Turkish disaster body
LONDON (Reuters) - European patients with a rare genetic disease that causes intolerance to sunlight should soon have a new treatment option, following a green light for a drug from Australia's Clinuvel Pharmaceuticals. The biotech company is pinning its hopes on Scenesse, the first medicine for preventing phototoxicity in adults with erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP). After exposure to sunlight, patients with EPP feel a stinging pain in sun-exposed skin and prolonged exposure can lead to an incapacitating pain, often followed by redness and swelling. ...
EU backs drug for rare sun intolerance from Australia's Clinuvel
In this photo taken Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Grave diggers dug graves to bury Ebola victims at Bong county outskirt of Monrovia, Liberia. Even as Liberians get sick and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government’s order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims be cremated. The edict violates Liberians’ values and cultural practices and has so disturbed people that the sick are often being kept at home and, if they die, are being secretly buried, increasing the risk of more infections. (AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh)MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Even as Liberians fall ill and die of Ebola, many beds in treatment centers are empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in the capital be cremated, authorities have determined.
Beds at Ebola treatment units empty in Liberia
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20070422-AMX-TRAVEL_WLT-EASTERISLAND_1_MBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - They lived on a remote dot of land in the middle of the Pacific, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) west of South America and 1,100 miles (1,770 km) from the closest island, erecting huge stone figures that still stare enigmatically from the hillsides. But the ancient Polynesian people who populated Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, were not as isolated as long believed. ...
Easter Island's ancient inhabitants weren't so lonely after all
Scientists at the National Microbiology Lab in Winnipeg prepare an experimental Ebola vaccine for shipment to the World Health OrganizationBy Kate Kelland and Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industry's radar. Whether or not effective drugs come in time to turn around the world's worst epidemic of the virus ravaging three West African countries, the world will want stockpiles to protect against inevitable future outbreaks, experts say. ...
Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs
Cunchaicha rock shelter in Peruvian AndesBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In a bleak, treeless landscape high in the southern Peruvian Andes, bands of intrepid Ice Age people hunkered down in rudimentary dwellings and withstood frigid weather, thin air and other hardships. Scientists on Thursday described the world's highest known Ice Age settlements, two archaeological sites about 2.8 miles (4.5 km) above sea level and about 12,000 years old packed with artifacts including a rock shelter, stone tools, animal bones, food remnants and primitive artwork. ...
Old, cold and bold: Ice Age people dwelled high in Peru's Andes
An illustration picture shows a kit to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims at the company Capital Biotech offices in Asnieres sur SeineBy Lucien Libert ASNIERES France (Reuters) - Two French entrepreneurs have launched a portable device to test for the presence of pork in food for use by Muslims who abide by dietary laws. With France's five million Muslims making up about eight percent of the overall population, the test, similar in size to a pregnancy test, aims to help consumers detect traces of pork not just in food, but also in cosmetics or medicines. The kit comes with a small test tube in which a food sample is mixed with warm water. ...
French entrepreneurs launch test to detect pork in food
Illustration of Deinocheirus mirificus the largest known member of a group of bird-like dinosaursBy Will Dunham WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In July 1965, two gigantic fossilized dinosaur arms replete with menacing claws were unearthed in the remote southern Gobi desert of Mongolia. Measuring 8 feet (2.4 meters), they were the longest arms of any known bipedal creature in Earth's history. But nearly everything else was missing, leaving experts baffled about the nature of this beast with the behemoth arms. Half a century later, the mystery has been solved. ...
The beast with the behemoth arms: A dinosaur mystery is solved
Swimming Mammoths Beat Humans to CaliforniaA fossil tusk rescued from the sea proves mammoths swam to Southern California's Channel Islands much earlier than thought. The new fossil is one of two recently discovered tusks that challenge the idea that climate change killed off the Channel Islands' pygmy mammoths, said Daniel Muhs, a geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey in Denver, who described the find Sunday (Oct. 19) here at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting. "This new find suggests they had to have lived during a period even warmer than the present," Muhs told Live Science.
Swimming Mammoths Beat Humans to California
Real-Life Tractor Beam Pulls in ParticlesThe invisible force that pulls in the Millennium Falcon spacecraft to the Death Star in "Star Wars" movies is still far from becoming a reality, but physicists have developed a miniature version of sorts: a tractor beam that can reel in tiny particles. "Because lasers retain their beam quality for such long distances, this could work over meters," study researcher Vladlen Shvedov, research fellow at the Australian National University, said in a statement. They used the light beam to suck in tiny glass spheres, each of which measured about 0.2 millimeters (0.008 inches) wide. Not only did the researchers move the glass spheres farther than had been demonstrated in previous experiments, but they used a different technique altogether.
Real-Life Tractor Beam Pulls in Particles
Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been RedheadsAncient humans found with red hair weren't necessarily redheads in life, but may have acquired their carrot tops after death, a new study finds. Silvana Tridico is a forensic scientist at Curtin University in Perth, Australia, and co-author of the study. "There aren't too many people who do it at the level I do it at," Tridico said. In the study, Tridico and her colleagues examined about 450 hairs from a variety of animals, including ancient humans, modern humans and woolly mammoths.
Myth Busted: Ancient Humans May Not Have Been Redheads
Partial Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers Across North America (Photos, Video)The moon appeared to take a bite out of the sun on Thursday (Oct. 23) in a partial solar eclipse that was visible to potentially millions of skywatchers across North America, weather permitting. The eclipse lasted about three hours, with nearly all of North America having a good view of the event. "The sun never fails to be boring," astronomer Lucie Green said during a Slooh Community Observatory webcast of the solar eclipse. Slooh.com hosted a feed of the solar eclipse from a solar telescope in Arizona.
Partial Solar Eclipse Wows Skywatchers Across North America (Photos, Video)
Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is AmazingThe famed Hubble Space Telscope has captured a jaw-dropping view of a comet making an incredibly close flyby of Mars. The planet glows red, and Comet Siding Spring's bright nucleus and diffuse tail stand out against a host of background stars glimmering behind the two cosmic bodies. "The Mars and comet images have been added together to create a single picture to illustrate the angular separation, or distance, between the comet and Mars at closest approach," NASA officials said in a statement. "The solid icy comet nucleus is too small to be resolved in the Hubble picture.
Wow! This Hubble Telescope Photo of Mars with a Comet Is Amazing
Rotten eggs, horse urine, formaldehyde, bitter almonds, alcohol, vinegar and a hint of sweet ether.
Swiss scientists determine comet's 'perfume'
Photographs of actress Renée Zellweger at the Elle magazine's Women in Hollywood awards this week, showing her dramatically different appearance, have sparked the Internet's interest. The 45-year-old actress looked almost unrecognizable to fans who know her best from her earlier movies such as "Jerry Maguire" and "Bridget Jones's Diary." But two cosmetic surgeons told Live Science that Zellweger's transformation could be the result of relatively minor procedures, as well as weight loss and normal aging. Zellweger looks so different because her most distinctive features are the ones that changed dramatically, said bothDr. Michael C. Edwards, the president of the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Stuart Linder, a board-certified plastic surgeon in Beverly Hills, California. "That's what made her Renee Zellweger," Edwards told Live Science.
The Science Behind Renée Zellweger's New Face
University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. ...
Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study
Woman walks past icons for Apple Apps at San Francisco retail storeBy Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world. New iPad and iPhone apps for children by companies such as Osmo and Tiggly are designed to help children learn spatial, language, counting and physics concepts while playing with tangible objects. Tangram, Words and Newton from California-based Osmo let children manipulate objects in the real world and to interact with games on the screen. ...
New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world
Record Bid! Early Apple Computer Sells for Nearly $1 MillionA working Apple-1 computer, a window from the Manhattan Project's bomb-development site and a letter from Charles Darwin discussing the details of barnacle sex will go on sale this month at an auction of rare scientific artifacts. A viewing window from the Manhattan Project — valued at around $200,000 — is another big-ticket item at the auction. The Manhattan Project was a secret government operation during World War II designed to develop the world's first atomic bomb, and included many famous scientists like J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. A collection of astronomer George Willis Ritchey's deep-space photographs, books and telescope blueprints is also on sale.
Incredible Science and Historical Artifacts Up for Auction
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SITUATION 'UNDER CONTROL' AFTER FIRST CONFIRMED NYC EBOLA CASEThree others are quarantined after a doctor who worked in Africa tests positive.
Doctor becomes NYC's first Ebola patient
Senate North Carolina DebateBut with less than two weeks left until the midterm elections, it’s clear the Tar Heel State has indeed emerged as a ground zero — though not in the way the GOP chairman meant. The highly competitive Senate race in North Carolina is the multimillion-dollar epicenter of the negative campaigning that has come to define this election and that parties are using to try to win tight races nationwide.
How N.C. Senate race became ground zero for what's wrong with 2014
Four police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photographs when they were attackedsuspicion of smoking marijuana in BrooklynThe man who attacked New York City police officers with a hatchet before being shot dead was reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" police and a monitoring group said. The man, identified in the US media as Zale Thompson, had posted an array of statements on YouTube and Facebook that "display a hyper-racial focus in both religious and historical contexts, and ultimately hint at his extremist leanings," the SITE monitoring group said. Four rookie police officers in the city's Queens borough were posing for a photograph at the request of a freelance photographer when the man walked up and without saying a word attacked them with the hatchet, a city hall statement said. One officer was hit in the arm and another in the head before the other officers shot and killed the attacker, according to police commissioner Bill Bratton.
Man in NYC hatchet attack said to have Islamic 'extremist leanings'
Police officers look for evidence at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. Cpl. Nathan Cirillo was killed Wednesday at the National War Memorial by a gunman who then raced to Parliament Hill, where he was killed in a gunfight in the halls of the Centre Block. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.
Canada tries to come to terms with capital shootings
This map provided Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, by The Australian Transport Safety Bureau shows the area surveyed so far which is marked in yellow in the search for the missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in the southern Indian Ocean. The hunt for the passenger plane in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday, Oct. 24. Peter Foley, an Australian search coordinator, said there is optimism with two ships using high-tech sonar devices to search for the Boeing 777, which disappeared in March while flying from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing with 239 people on board. (AP Photo/The Australian Transport Safety Bureau, File) EDITORIAL USE ONLYKUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — The hunt for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 in a remote patch of the Indian Ocean is progressing well but will likely take many months because of the huge area involved, an Australian official said Friday.
Hunt for missing MH370 flight to take many more months
Britain's Queen Elizabeth waves as she arrives during the opening ceremony for the 2014 Commonwealth Games at Celtic Park in Glasgow, ScotlandLONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Queen Elizabeth made her first foray into the world of social media on Friday when she sent out her inaugural message on Twitter. "It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @sciencemuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R," the 88-year-old monarch tweeted at the opening of a new gallery at London's Science Museum. The message, sent at 10.35 GMT (6.35 a.m. EDT), had already been re-tweeted more than 4,000 times less than 45 minutes later. ...
Britain's Queen Elizabeth sends her first tweet
In this frame grab taken from video provided by the New York Police Department, an unidentified man approaches New York City police officers with a hatchet, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in the Queens borough of New York. The man injured two with the hatchet before the other officers shot and killed him, police said. A bystander was wounded in the gunfire. Investigators were still trying to confirm the identity of the assailant and determine a motive. (AP Photo/New York Police Department)NEW YORK (AP) — New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.
Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers
China launched its first space mission to the moon and back early Friday, authorities said, the latest step forward for Beijing's ambitious programme to one day land a Chinese citizen on the Earth's only natural satellite. The unnamed, unmanned probe will travel to the moon, fly around it and head back to Earth, re-entering the atmosphere and landing, the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence (SASTIND) said in a statement. "The first stage of the first return journey test in China's moon probe programme has been successful," it said after the launch, from the Xichang space base in the southwestern province of Sichuan. The module will be 413,000 kilometres from Earth at its furthest point on the eight-day mission, it added.
China launches first mission to moon and back
How can US officials track ISIS sympathizers?The Islamic State militants got rich off smuggled oil, kidnappings for ransom, and extortion. Here is how the United States is responding.
Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream
Official: 3 dead, 2 hurt in Maryland midair crashFREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland.
Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland
An exterior view of Bellevue Hospital in New York CityBy Ellen Wulfhorst and Sebastien Malo NEW YORK (Reuters) - A doctor who worked in West Africa with Ebola patients was in an isolation unit in New York City on Friday after testing positive for the virus, becoming the fourth person diagnosed with the disease in the United States and the first in its largest city. Dr. Craig Spencer, 33, was quarantined at Bellevue Hospital on Thursday, six days after returning from Guinea, unnerving financial markets amid concern the disease may spread in the nation's most populous city. The three previous cases were in Texas. ...
Doctor with Ebola in New York hospital after return from Guinea
A woman reads alert on Ebola inside the Bellevue Hospital where Dr. Craig Spencer is being treated for Ebola symptoms in New YorkWhen Zuru Pewu picked up her 4-year-old son, Micah, from kindergarten at a Staten Island, New York, public school recently, a woman pointed at her in front of about 30 parents and their children, and started shouting. "She kept screaming, 'These African bitches brought Ebola into our country and are making everybody sick!'" said Pewu, 29, who emigrated from Liberia in 2005. "Then she told her son, 'You know the country that's called Liberia that they show on the TV? While many Americans have reached out to help, African communities in the United States are reporting an increasing number of incidents of ostracism.
With U.S. Ebola fear running high, African immigrants face ostracism
A body lays covered on Jamaica Avenue near 162nd street in the borough of Queens in New YorkNEW YORK (Reuters) - A hatchet-wielding attacker charged a group of New York City police officers posing for a photograph on Thursday, wounded two, one critically, before the assailant was shot dead, police said. The officers were on foot patrol when they were asked by a freelance photographer to pose for a picture on a Queens street at about 2 p.m., a New York Police Department spokesman said. Suddenly a man carrying a hatchet charged the officers, swinging it and striking one officer in the right arm and then swinging it again and striking a second officer in the head, the spokesman said. ...
New York police officer critically wounded in hatchet attack
Officials: New York doctor has Ebola, 1st in cityA physician with Doctors Without Borders recently returned from West Africa.
NYC doctor tests positive for Ebola
Ebola Fight: Hopes Are High in Liberia's CapitalThe 33-year-old physician recently returned to the U.S. from West Africa.
NYC doctor being tested for Ebola virus
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A Mexican mayor and his wife have been implicated in the controversy surrounding the disappearance of 43 students last month as authorities have revealed more details about the mystery.
What We Know About the 43 Missing Mexican Students
Putin accuses US of trying to dictate its will, calls for a balance of interests
Putin Accuses US of Undermining Global Stability
Macedonia: 2 gay rights activists are hurt in attack by 30 people throwing rocks, bottles
Macedonia: Gay Activists Hurt in Cafe Attack
Suicide bomber rams vehicle into Egyptian army checkpoint in Sinai, killing 10 troops
Suicide Bomber Kills 10 Soldiers in Egypt
Spain to challenge to Canary Island plan to hold referendum on oil exploration plans
Spain Challenges Canary Island Poll on Oil Plans
Finding traitors: British man impersonated Gestapo agent during WWII, foiled Nazi sympathizers
Gestapo Impostor Tricked Nazi Sympathizers in WWII
Rwanda government is angry at BBC over genocide documentary, calls to ban news organization
Rwandan Government Angry at BBC Over Documentary
180 questioned about election fraud ahead of Romania elections, PM says probe won't hurt him
180 Questioned About Election Fraud in Romania
Canadians search for answers to gunman's motivations in Parliament shooting
Canadians Seek to Understand Parliament Shooting
US agrees to pay for damage caused by US Navy ship to protected Philippine coral reef
US to Compensate Philippines for Coral Reef Damage
China's president pledges $81 million to help fight Ebola in West Africa
China's President Pledges $81 Million in Ebola Aid
Footage shows people in Ottawa running away from an armed Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Watch: Canadian Gunman's Final Moments Caught on Video
Nation's lawmakers return to work in building marked by bullet holes.
Watch: Canada's Leaders United After Attack On Parliament
ABC News' Dan Harris breaks down the details of the Canadian shooting at the scene.
Watch: Inside the Hectic Scene in Canada's Parliament Building
Vickers confronted, killed suspect in deadly shooting near Canadian parliament in Ottawa.
Watch: Canadian Parliament Praises National Hero Kevin Vickers
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Police: Pennsylvania man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin at his mother's nursing home
Police: Man, 65, Kicked 102-Year-Old Woman in Shin
Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss arrives for parole violation hearing, could be jailed
Reputed Ex-Mob Boss Arrives for Violation Hearing
Feds probe air crash between plane, helicopter that killed 3 near Maryland airport
Feds Probe Maryland Air Crash That Killed 3
Keene police make first arrest using photos of suspects in pumpkin festival riots
1st Arrest Made Through Use of Pumpkin Riot Photos
The wife of a semi-pro golfer shot an intruder in an August home invasion ??? but a police report released this week revealed that the two were allegedly having an affair, with authorities declining to bring criminal charges in the case.
Intruder Shot by Golfer's Wife May Have Been Her Ex-Lover
NYC officer remains critical but stable after hatchet attack; second officer stable
Officer Critical but Stable After Hatchet Attack
A guide to developments in the shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson
Guide to Developments in Ferguson Police Shooting
Washington city takes stock of damage from tornado that tore off roofs and shattered windows
Washington City Takes Stock of Tornado Damage
This Week in the Civil War
At least 12 inured after truck crashes into suburban Cleveland bar following police chase
Police Pursuit Ends in Bar Crash, 12 Injured
Parliament shooting: Prime Minister Harper lays flowers on parliament hill to honor the shooting victims; Investigation reveals University of North Carolina let student-athletes take fake classes.
Watch: Prime Minister Harper Lays Flowers; UNC Student-Athletes Take Fake Classes
A health care worker who recently traveled to West Africa is now in isolation at Bellevue Hospital.
Watch: Possible Ebola Patient Taken to NYC Hospital
Canadian Parliament Back in Session, Hong Kong Protesters Barricade Streets, Hindus Celebrate Diwali.
Watch: Day In Pictures 10.23.14
28 of 40 players at a high school in Colorado are unable to play, forcing team to forfeit remainder of season.
Watch: Too Many Injuries Forces H.S. Football Season To End Early
The bear cub was eventually scooped up into a shopping cart by police in Ashland, Oregon.
Watch: This Is the Reaction When a Bear Cub Enters a Drugstore
ABC Politics
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Politics
The latest fence-jumping incident at the White house has brought not only the Secret Service into scrutiny again but the White House fence itself. The bottom line: Is the fence enough?
New Questions About White House Fence After Intrusions
If anyone in Hollywood writes a movie script based on one Congressional campaign of the 2014 midterm election season, Tinseltown should look no farther than California???s 52nd congressional district. A film about this political drama, which pits freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters against former city councilman Carl DeMaio, might not garner any Oscar nominations, but it has all the scandalous allegations and sexual intrigue of a silver-screen blockbuster.
A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year
Bristol Palin has blogged a defense of herself and her family, as well as explaining what really happened during a brawl on the evening of Sept. 6.
Bristol Palin Explains Brawl, Attacks Bidens, Clintons
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES THE LATEST FROM NEW YORK: A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for??Ebola??and is being isolated at a Manhattan hospital, city and state officials said last night. ABC News report that the doctor, who...
The Note: Ebola Digs In
But we have to be able to do serious things, without taking ourselves too seriously. The world can be a heavy place, so why not try to add some lightness more to our life whether in our professions or our partnerships. Doing serious things in a fun way might be a paradox, but it is the path to succeeding.
Success and Fun: the Bradlee Effect
By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) NOTABLES IT???S PRECISELY THE KIND OF ATTACK THAT U.S. OFFICIALS FEAR: While there is no indication that the events in Canada pose a direct threat to the U.S., President Obama told reporters the shootings in Canada underscore that the U.S. must...
Close To Home
Newly-installed Ebola Czar Ron Klain appeared for the first time today with his new boss President Obama in the Oval Office ??? and said not a word. In fact, the president didn???t even introduce Klain or acknowledge him during a brief press avail after their...
Ebola Czar Ron Klain Starts His Job - Quietly
Walker, Texas Ranger returned to the Lone Star State on Wednesday, but not to fight bad guys. He???s swooped in to lend a helping hand to Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott. ???Chuck Norris doesn???t campaign with Greg Abbott,??? Abbott???s campaign spokesman Avdiel Huerta said. ???Greg...
Chuck Norris Gives Texas Voters a Kick, Boosts GOP Candidate
Without uttering a word from the bench, the Supreme Court acted on major hot button issues in the last month concerning voting rights, abortion and gay marriage. The cases weren???t on the Court???s argument calendar. Parties were either asking the Court to act on an...
What the Supreme Court Did (and Did Not) Reveal About Hot Button Issues
"Silly, unnecessary and low priority projects??? cost taxpayers money.
Swedish Massages for Rabbits and Other Taxpayer Expenses You Will Not Believe
Press Sec. for Canada???s New Democratic Party Greta Levy shares her horrifying experience.
Watch: Ottowa Shooting Eyewitness: 'As Soon As I Saw the Gun, I Put My Head Back Down'
Jonathan Genest-Jourdain talks about the moments during and after the shooting.
Watch: Member of Canadian Parliament Discusses the Lockdown
John McKay shares his thoughts about the second attack in just three days.
Watch: Member of Canadian Parliament Speaks Out After Shooting
President casts ballot two weeks before election day during rare campaign stops.
Watch: President Obama Casts Early Vote In Chicago
"Fortunately, Michelle had hers," the President joked.
Watch: Obama Admits His Credit Card Got Rejected
MONEYScope
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Money
The stakes are higher for picking your health care this year, whether choosing employer-sponsored or exchange coverage.
What to Know About Health Care Open Enrollment
Retail behemoth Walmart has introduced a tool likely to delight customers and frighten competitors: the "Savings Catcher" comparison tool.
Shoppers Have a New Way to Save Money at Walmart
Most married women whose marriages stay intact become widows. Women on average live longer than men, and most marry older men. The statistical result of these factors is that the median age of widowhood is around 60. When a spouse dies, it???s not a good time to make major decisions about your financial future, especially for women who haven???t been closely involved with family financial matters.
Key Financial Moves for the Recently Widowed
Stocks are on pace for best week since January 2013; Amazon plunges following dismal results
US Stocks Rise Broadly on Earnings; Amazon Sinks
Sales of new US homes tick up 0.2 pct in September; revisions wipe away much of August surge
US New-Home Sales Close to Flat in September
Chiquita shareholders reject plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes
Chiquita Holders Reject Plans to Merge With Fyffes
Evenflo recalls infant seats to fix buckles that can stick, making it hard to remove child
Evenflo Recalls Infant Seats to Fix Sticky Buckles
US stocks open higher as more companies report earnings gains; Microsoft, UPS gain
More Earnings Gains Send US Stocks Higher
UPS expects December shipments to jump 11 percent, surprises Wall Street with big 3Q beat
UPS Expects Double-Digit Surge in Dec Shipments
Morning Money Memo??? ??Amazon will be on the defensive this morning, as the web giant takes a hit from investors after posting its largest quarterly loss in 14 years. Amazon stock is down more than 10 percent in pre-market trading, after a third quarter earnings...
Amazon on Defensive After Hefty Quarterly Loss
Procter & Gamble to split off its Duracell business, beginning its big overhaul
Procter & Gamble Taking out Its Batteries
Ford profit fall in third quarter on costs for launching new F-150
Ford Profit Falls in Third Quarter on Truck Costs
P&G posts 1Q profit, matches Wall Street estimates
P&G Matches Street 1Q Forecasts
Why new home sales dropped in September.
Watch: U.S. Needs Some Home Improvement
Benefits to rise by about $20 in January.
Watch: Social Security Wages Rise for 60 Million Recipients
SciTech
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Technology
What happens when a bunch of people gather under the cloak of pseudo-anonymity in a virtual chatroom?
Inside Facebook's New Pseudo-Anonymous App
If you ever need shaming into keeping up with a New Years' resolution, look no further than the example set by Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.
Why Mark Zuckerberg Puts the Rest of Us to Shame
Apple Pay made its debut today and has so far lived up to the hype as a potential credit card killer.
See Apple Pay Put to the Test
Amazon gives a disappointing holiday revenue forecast, as investors lose patience
Amazon's Loss Makes Holidays a Question Mark
A royal tweet: Queen Elizabeth II removes glove, types on touchscreen to send first tweet
Queen Sends First Tweet, Signed 'Elizabeth R'
Whistleblower sees little change in South Korea 10 years after exposing cloning research fraud
Cloning Whistleblower: Little Changed in S. Korea
Ericsson third quarter profit down 10 percent despite higher sales
Ericsson Profit Down 10 Pct Despite Higher Sales
China launches experimental spaceship in preparation for unmanned moon return trip
China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter
California start up creates gun technology that tells dispatch how, when cop guns are fired
California Startup Unveils Gun Technology for Cops
China launches experimental spaceship in preparation for unmanned moon return trip
China Launches Experimental Moon Orbiter
Scientists explain Ebola's scare factor and that what we really should fear is fear itself
Ebola: A Crash Course in Fear and How It Hurts Us
EU leaders agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent by 2030
EU Reaches Deal to Cut Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Microsoft beats expectations as cloud business more than doubles, devices sales soar
Cloud Business Lifts Microsoft's Quarterly Results
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
Google is rethinking email with "Inbox," a product that promises to keep users from drowning in an overflowing inbox.
How Google's New 'Inbox' Product Could Change Email Forever
Health
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Health
Dr. Craig Spencer was placed in isolation, with three others under quarantine.
Retracing the Steps of Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola
A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola Ebola and is being isolated at a New York City hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night.
Doctor Isolated at NYC Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola
Ride-service app Uber isn???t content sticking to the world of taxis and limousines, so they???re now working on changing public health. In time for flu season Uber launched a pilot program today called UberHEALTH. In connection with the healthcare service originally developed by Google, Vaccine Finder, the program aims to make flu prevention as easy for users as opening their front door.
Uber Tests Bringing Flu Shots to Your Door
Find out how Texas is preparing for Ebola patients - just in case.
Texas Health Workers Use Tabasco to Help Train for Ebola
A Utah couple is getting ready to welcome two sets of identical twins -- a one in 70 million occurrence -- after spending years in fertility treatments.
Quadruplet Mom-to-Be Has Emergency Surgery to Save Babies
North Korea is closing its borders to all foreign tourists due to fears of the Ebola virus.
Ebola Fears Prompt North Korea to Ban Tourists
A Kansas boy who suffers from a painful tumor on his spine was in the stands when the Kansas City Royals threw their first pitch in a World Series game since 1985.
World Series Wish Comes True for 6-Year-Old Cancer Patient
A man plead guilty this week after allegedly stealing 40,000 pounds from an elderly neighbor and pretending to be in a coma for two years to avoid charges.
Man Pleads Guilty After Faking 2 Year Coma to Avoid Court
All travelers to Ebola-affected countries to undergo 21-day monitoring.
CDC to Monitor Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations for 21 Days
ABC News' Dr. Richard Besser moderated a Twitter chat on Ebola.
Doctors Combat 'Ebolaphobia' With Facts as Antidote to Fear
The stakes are higher for picking your health care this year, whether choosing employer-sponsored or exchange coverage.
What to Know About Health Care Open Enrollment
Dallas Animal Services has been caring for the dog.
Ebola-Infected Nurse's Dog Tests Negative for Virus
Ashoka Mukpo was discharged from Nebraska's isolation unit.
Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He Owes Hospital 'Debt He Can Never Repay'
A passenger who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from Brussels on United flight 998 Tuesday was being evaluated for possible symptoms of Ebola, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Passenger Arriving at Newark Evaluated for Possible Ebola
Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.
Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone
Entertainment
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Entertainment
Police still searching "for answers to unravel the mystery behind her passing."
Police Defend Treatment of Actress Before Death
See the on-screen couple together, 22 years after the finale!
'Who's the Boss' Stars Tony Danza and Judith Light Reunite
Queen Elizabeth II took to Twitter for the first time ever this morning.
Queen Elizabeth Sends Her First Tweet
The former actress is deciding how to treat the cancer.
'What's Happening!' Star Danielle Spencer has Breast Cancer
Pena had "cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol," her death certificate said.
Actress Elizabeth Pena's Death Tied to Alcohol Use
"I was working in a clothing store and I would save and save," she said.
Kardashian Says Daughter Will Have to Work Like She Did
Yes, that's where "Orange Is the New Black" is based.
Teresa Giudice Sentenced to Danbury Federal Prison
Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit tax fraud at his arraignment today, as did his brother, Marc Sorrentino.
'The Situation' Pleads Not Guilty to Tax Fraud Conspiracy
The "Fury" actor appeared on "Between Two Ferns."
Watch Zach Galifianakis Ask Brad Pitt If He's Seen 'Friends'
The world mourned when Robin Williams died this past August, but perhaps more affected than his children.
Zelda Williams Gets a Tattoo to Honor Her Father Robin Williams
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
"The idea of tantric sex is a spiritual act," he explained.
Sting Talks 7-Hour Tantic Sex With Trudie Styler
In honor of the reality TV star's 34th birthday,"Entertainment Tonight" released footage of Kardashian celebrating her eighth-grade graduation with mom Kris Jenner and her sister Kourtney -- and she was very vocal about how well-liked she was.
Watch Kim Kardashian Describing Herself 'Dope on a Rope' in the Eighth Grade
The couple of more than three years split over the summer, but are they back on?
John Mellencamp Reunites With Meg Ryan
The singer has a private jet, security and can't go out on bad days. Here's why.
Taylor Swift Reveals How Fame Has Changed Her Life
Travel
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Travel
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
3.5 million parade goers. More than 1000 clowns. 11 marching bands. Hundreds of performers. No doubt the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade is a big deal. For Cracker Jack, this year -- the 88th -- is the most exciting yet.
Exclusive Peek at New Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Float
The next time you find yourself the victim of massive flight delays with no where to sit, you'll wish you had this luggage.
New Luggage Concept Aimed at Airport Floor Sitters
In contrast to ziplining, the thrill of this experience is slow and steady.
WATCH: A Sky Bike With a Bird's Eye View
10 Vacation Rentals With Infinity Pools
Photos: To Dive For: 10 Vacation Rentals With Infinity Pools
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
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
GMA
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: GMA
The two worked together on "The Fashion Police."
How Kelly Osbourne Honored Joan Rivers
See the on-screen couple together, 22 years after the finale!
'Who's the Boss' Stars Tony Danza and Judith Light Reunite
The wife of a semi-pro golfer shot an intruder in an August home invasion ??? but a police report released this week revealed that the two were allegedly having an affair, with authorities declining to bring criminal charges in the case.
Intruder Shot by Golfer's Wife May Have Been Her Ex-Lover
Dr. Craig Spencer was placed in isolation, with three others under quarantine.
Retracing the Steps of Doctor Who Tested Positive for Ebola
Queen Elizabeth II took to Twitter for the first time ever this morning.
Queen Elizabeth Sends Her First Tweet
Taylor Swift and "Good Morning America" put out a call, asking you to "Shake It Off!???
Ultimate 'Shake It Off' With Taylor Swift Contest
A hatchet-wielding man who attacked two police officers in New York City before he was shot to death was likely ???just an angry guy??? and was not connected to any terrorist organizations, a police source told ABC News.
Hatchet-Wielding Man Who Attacked Cops 'Just an Angry Guy'
A lava flow threatening homes and a town on the Big Island of Hawaii has gained speed in recent days, advancing more than five football fields in just the last 48 hours, officials said Thursday.
Red Hot Lava Flow Edging Toward Hawaiian Town
Kenny Chesney talks to ???GMA??????s Robin Roberts about his upcoming tour and new album.
Kenny Chesney Goes Back on Tour in 2015
U.S. military officials believe the combination of American airstrikes and Iraqi and Kurdish military operations are beginning to undermine ISIS???s confidence on the battlefield. But it could be as long as a year before Iraq???s military is capable of launching a major offensive operation to retake Mosul and maybe just as long before a force of U.S. trained Syrian rebels can begin their own offensive operations against ISIS.
ISIS Hit Hard, but Iraq Offensive Could Be Year Away
K-9 Agents Jordan and Hurricane are back on the job after wrestling down a White House fence jumper.
Watch: Meet the Hero K-9s That Protect the President
After finishing his 15th album, "The Big Revival," the country singer announced he will go back on the road.
Watch: Kenny Chesney Announces 2015 Tour
The Oscar nominee co-stars with Michael Keaton, Naomi Watts and Emma Stone.
Watch: Edward Norton Takes on Dark Comedy in 'Birdman'
Researchers found that listening to gossip can motivate people to work harder in their own lives.
Watch: New Study Claims Gossip Could Be Good for You
Lara Spencer reports the latest news in the "GMA" Pop News Heat Index.
Watch: Princess Kate Dazzles at Charity Gala
Nightline
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: Nightline
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
A natural, safer alternative that also works for women could blow the sexual enhancement market wide open.
Natural Remedy May Dramatically Change Sexual Enhancement Market
The singer's lawyer details how she's coping in light of her abuse lawsuit.
Kesha 'Had a Lot of Trepidation' About Suing Dr. Luke
This whole encounter was secretly recorded as part of a child sex trafficking sting operation.
Rescuing Children From Colombia's Sex Trafficking Trade
With competition for tuition money ramping up, colleges are looking for ways to set themselves apart and some have turned to investing in unimaginable campus experiences, from water parks to luxurious dorm rooms.
Tricked-Out College Campuses
???The Walking Dead,??? which is heading into its fifth season, has had legions of fans hooked from the beginning, not just because of the zombie gore and heart-stopping plot lines, but how terrifyingly real the show???s make-up and costume departments make the zombies appear.
How 'Walking Dead' Cast Transforms into Terrifying Zombies
One of the show's executive producers floats his own theory for the character.
Is 'Walking Dead' Heartthrob Daryl Dixon Gay?
Primetime
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
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
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: 20/20
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
Part 1: After police question her further, Michele Williams says her husband Gregg Williams killed himself.
Watch: Woman Claims to Police Husband Was Killed by Intruder
Part 2: A judge revokes Williams' plea deal after she told a national crime TV show that she's innocent.
Watch: TV Interview Leads to Woman Going on Trial for Murder
Part 3: Andrew O'Brien testifies for the prosecution at his mother's trial for her husband's murder.
Watch: Bombshell Witness Takes Stand at Woman's Murder Trial
Part 1: Joe Good's ex-fiancee hacked into his personal email and got him fired from his job.
Watch: Man's Ex Goes On Cyberstalking Rampage After Breakup
Part 2: Police finally make a breakthrough in the case against Tawny Blazejowski, who documented her crimes.
Watch: Ex-Fiancee Threatens Man's New Girlfriend, Co-Worker
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
During dramatic court testimony today, the end terminal of a guard rail system was shown repeatedly failing in crash test videos that were never turned over to the U.S. government.
Previously Undisclosed Video Shows Highway Guardrail Failing in Crash Tests
Lauren Cooper is currently serving 9 to 23 months in prison for having inappropriate relationships with four of her students.
Man Stands by Wife Jailed for Having Affairs With Her Students
A Wisconsin man says he still cares about his former fianc??e, despite being the intended victim of her murder-for-hire plot.
Man Still Loves Fiancee Who Tried to Have Him Killed
WNT
Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:32
ABC News: World News Tonight
Average family owes $15,000. in credit card bills, see how an expert helped one family trying to become debt free.
Watch: Using Your Phone To Help Pay Off Debt
Mom of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau hadn't seen him for five years.
Gunman in Canada Parliament Shooting Hoped to Leave for Syria
A New York doctor who recently returned from West Africa has tested positive for Ebola Ebola and is being isolated at a New York City hospital, city and state officials said Thursday night.
Doctor Isolated at NYC Hospital Tests Positive for Ebola
The Secret Service dogs that tussled with a White House invader, including one who was violently kicked by the suspect, are recovering today, officials said.
Meet the Secret Service Dogs Who Took Down White House Fence Jumper
The hero sergeant-at-arms who killed the shooter in Wednesday's attack on the Canadian Parliament was welcomed back into the building this morning with a prolonged standing ovation.
Hero of Canada's Shooting Greeted With Standing Ovation
A Pennsylvania man says he's been stopped by police more than 20 times as authorities continue to search the area where he lives for accused cop killer Eric Frein.
Meet the Man Who Looks Like Eric Frein That Cops Keep Stopping
The cast and director of the movie talked with ABC News' David Muir.
Matthew McConaughey Reveals 'Gut Reason' He Took 'Interstellar' Role
Ben Bradlee, the legendary executive editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate era, has died at the age of 93.
Legendary Post Editor Ben Bradlee Dies at 93
NTSB convenes forum on drowsy driving for the first time.
Drawing Attention to the Risks of Drowsy Driving
Police urge caution after at least two recent incidents.
ATM Awareness Urged After Man Arrested and Charged in Holdup
David Muir reveals the stories people have been buzzing about all week.
Watch: Instant Index: Light to Moderate Drinking After 60 May Help Memory
New details about deadly shooting in Canada; using phone apps to pay off debt.
Full Episode: WN 10/23: NYC Confirmed Case of Ebola
If anyone in Hollywood writes a movie script based on one Congressional campaign of the 2014 midterm election season, Tinseltown should look no farther than California???s 52nd congressional district. A film about this political drama, which pits freshman Democratic Rep. Scott Peters against former city councilman Carl DeMaio, might not garner any Oscar nominations, but it has all the scandalous allegations and sexual intrigue of a silver-screen blockbuster.
A Brief History of the Craziest Congressional Campaign of the Year
Bristol Palin has blogged a defense of herself and her family, as well as explaining what really happened during a brawl on the evening of Sept. 6.
Bristol Palin Explains Brawl, Attacks Bidens, Clintons
A Nebraska school district changed its policy to allow seniors to pose with guns for their yearbook photos, and the school's superintendent says he's just catching up with the rest of the Midwest.
High School OKs Guns In Senior Portraits

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