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Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
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In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, a burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola in 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, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.
Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
The streets remain empty as fighting raged between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Libya's elected government in Benghazi, Libya on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The latest cycle of violence follows more than two years of dashed hopes and failed attempts by civilians to stand up to the Islamist militias. Activists, judges, journalists, policemen and army officers have been gunned down in a series of assassinations carried out by assailants who have not been caught. As the central government flounders, hard-line Islamists act with impunity. (AP Photo/Mohammed Elsheiky)CAIRO (AP) — Libya's newly appointed foreign minister said Thursday that he hopes to see a negotiated solution to the standoff in the capital, Tripoli, where Islamist-allied militias have taken over the city and forced out the elected lawmakers.
AP Interview: Libya FM wants Tripoli negotiations
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — The Minnesota Republican Party scrambled Thursday to revise a television ad that accuses Democratic Gov. Mark Dayton of incompetence after the grandmother of a 4-year-old boy whose death was highlighted in the spot complained it was inappropriate.
Family of abused boy gets GOP to change attack ad
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, three children on their way home from school stop to peer through the gate down at a building at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas where a man was diagnosed with having the Ebola virus was staying with family at the complex. Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
MIAMI (AP) — A South Florida man described by authorities as a chemist who made and supplied banned substances in Major League Baseball's recent drug scandal has pleaded not guilty.
Alleged MLB drug supplier pleads not guilty
In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 photo, Boyd Gaines, right, performs during a dress rehearsal for the musical production "Little Dancer," in New York. The $7 million Kennedy Center musical opens Saturday, Oct. 25, for previews and runs through Nov. 20, in Washington. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.
'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The number of people who die trying to cross the U.S.-Mexico border has dropped to the lowest level in 15 years as more immigrants turn themselves in to authorities in Texas and fewer are taking their chances with the dangerous trek across the Arizona desert.
Border deaths drop to 15-year low
WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren tends to stick to the script when she's asked about a potential 2016 presidential campaign: "I am not running for president." So her latest response has touched off new speculation about her future.
Warren running for president? 'I don't think so'
An Israeli policeman stands next to a car wreck in JerusalemWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 3-month-old baby killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians was an American, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. Eight other people were hurt on Wednesday when the driver crashed the vehicle at a light railway stop and then fled before being shot by police, officials said. He later died of his injuries. "The baby was an American citizen," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a briefing on Thursday. She gave no other details on the infant or the family, citing privacy concerns. U.S. ...
Baby killed by Palestinian driver in Jerusalem was American: U.S.
FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a Comcast logo on a Comcast installation truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
President Barack Obama, back left, with Ebola coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, speak to the media after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. At front left is Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Ambassador Nancy Powell, Special Coordinator for Ebola Response Unit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)ATLANTA (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.
CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in a brutal campaign, and could pose a threat to the United States and its allies if it is not stopped, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen said. ...
U.S. warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil
Secret Service on the North Lawn of the White House, WednesdayWASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge.
White House fence jumper held without bond
FILE- In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, more than 300 people participate in Barry University’s first ever College Brides Walk, with many walking 7.5 miles in bridal gowns to bring awareness of domestic and dating violence. According to the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence, which is federally funded, a majority of boys and girls describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators of abusive dating behavior. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America's adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who date describe themselves as both victims and perpetrators.
New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse
By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap. ...
Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
Business
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47
Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock ExchangeBy Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks soared on Thursday, with major indexes up more than 1.5 percent in a broad rally, as strong results from industrial bellwethers reassured investors that corporations continue to fare well despite concerns about global economic growth. The advance extended a recent bout of strength for equities. The S&P 500 has posted a gain of 0.9 percent or more in four of the past five sessions, putting it less than 3 percent from its record close. After a four-week string of declines, the S&P is up 3. ...
Industrial shares lead sharp jump on Wall Street
A man walks past a row of General Motors vehicles at a Chevrolet dealership on Woodward Avenue in Detroit, MichiganBy Ben Klayman and Bernie Woodall DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday reported a higher-than-expected profit in the third quarter on strong demand for its redesigned full-size pickup trucks in North America. "Clearly, high transaction prices - the new trucks and SUVs are more profitable than the ones they replace - that certainly helps," GM Chief Financial Officer Chuck Stevens said at the company's Detroit headquarters. ...
GM posts higher-than-expected profit on strong North American demand
Richard O'Driscoll and his guide dog Maxwell leave the fourth Annual Job Fair for Individuals with Visual Impairments in CambridgeBy Lucia Mutikani WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New claims for U.S. unemployment benefits held below 300,000 for a sixth straight week last week, suggesting the labor market was shrugging off jitters over a slowing global economy. Weakening growth in China and the euro zone, however, appears to be impacting the manufacturing sector, with other data on Thursday showing factory activity at a three-month low in early October. Even so, the sector was still moving forward at a healthy clip. ...
U.S. jobs market holds firm; factory activity slows a bit
The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in Sydney(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material. GT, a former stock market darling and supplier to Apple, filed for bankruptcy on Oct 6 in a stunning turn of events for a company whose fortunes looked bright only a few months ago. Apple said on Thursday that GT's "ambitious" vision of sapphire manufacturing was ultimately not quite ready for primetime. ...
Apple ponders sapphire options, leaves door open for GT
The Citibank logo is pictured at its Nicaragua headquarters in ManaguaBy Nate Raymond NEW YORK (Reuters) - A U.S. judge has scheduled a Dec. 2 hearing to weigh whether or not Citigroup Inc can process an expected interest payment by Argentina on bonds issued under its local laws following its 2002 default. The hearing before U.S. District Judge Thomas Griesa in Manhattan, set out in an order issued late Wednesday, would be less than a month before a Dec. 31 interest payment by Argentina on the bonds is due. ...
Citigroup to revisit U.S. court over Argentine bond payments
The CAT logo is seen on the back of a Caterpillar machine on a lot at Milton CAT in North Reading, MassachusettsBy James B. Kelleher (Reuters) - Caterpillar Inc shares jumped more than 5 percent on Thursday after it reported a stronger-than-expected quarterly profit and raised its 2014 outlook, citing strong demand from the North American energy and construction industries. Sales to those markets offset continued weak sales of its earth-moving machines to the mining industry, a market Caterpillar bet on heavily through acquisitions in 2010 and 2011 - right before a slump in commodity prices prompted resource companies to slash their investment in new equipment. ...
Caterpillar profit beats view, raises outlook; shares surge
A sign for the Sears department store is seen at Fair Oaks Mall in Fairfax(Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp is shuttering more than 100 stores and laying off at least 5,457 employees, investor website Seeking Alpha reported on Thursday, indicating the struggling retailer may be stepping up store closures. Sears said in August it had closed 96 stores in the six months since February and planned to close a total of 130 underperforming stores during the full fiscal year. It added at the time that it may shutter additional stores beyond the 130 target. ...
Sears to close stores, lay off about 5,500: Seeking Alpha
An American Airlines passenger jet comes in the land at LaGuardia airport in New YorkBy Jeffrey Dastin (Reuters) - Several U.S. airlines reported strong third-quarter profits on Thursday, helped by falling fuel costs, with many topping Wall Street's earnings per share estimates. The results sent most airline stocks higher. The exception was United Airlines which fell 1.4 percent after it projected unit revenue for the current quarter below Wall Street's expectations. However, the Chicago-based carrier as well as American Airlines and Delta Air Lines eased concerns about a drop in travel after saying Ebola had not affected their bookings for the year. ...
U.S. airlines report strong third quarter profits
View of the headquarters of Comcast on JFK Boulevard in PhiladelphiaBy Jennifer Saba NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comcast Corp reported higher quarterly revenue and income on Thursday as more people signed up for its high-speed Internet service and fewer customers dropped their cable subscriptions. Total revenue at the largest U.S. cable operator, which owns NBC Universal, rose to $16.79 billion in the third quarter, up 4 percent from the year-ago period. Analysts had been expecting $16.83 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. Comcast said it added 315,000 net high-speed Internet subscribers, a 5.8 percent uptick over the year-ago period. ...
Fewer customers drop Comcast cable subscriptions
Robotic arms spot welds on the chassis of a Ford Transit Van under assembly at the Ford Claycomo Assembly Plant in ClaycomoNEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday. Financial data firm Markit said its preliminary or "flash" U.S. Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index fell to 56.2 from September's final reading of 57.5. Economists polled by Reuters had expected it to drop to 57.0. A reading above 50 signals expansion in economic activity. The new orders subindex dropped to its lowest level since January, falling to 57.1 from a final reading of ...
U.S. factory activity growth slips in October: Markit
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
Feminine Power in BusinessThe time has come.Old rules fall.New voices rise.We will use the F-word without shame.Without fear of being burnt on academic, economic and political fires.We say it out loud:Feminine.Painful laughterJust writing this word feels risky.The F-Word never fails to stir conversations around dinner tables and in public debates.Neither women nor men...
Feminine Power in Business
Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting forFrom the category of "what took so long" comes the Night Cable -- a 10-foot-long cord that just might end cable frustration forever.>
Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting for
Guy uses his ice maker to make something other than iceA Connecticut man really doesn't like ice, so he tweaked his refrigerator's ice machine to dispense something a lot sweeter.>
Guy uses his ice maker to make something other than ice
Robots fight fire with fire in RoboGames.The "Olympics of robots" is in the midst of a Kickstarter campaign to raise $40,000 to help produce an independent, Web-based video series of metal mayhem.>
RoboGames bots battle to the death, seek cash for Web series
World News
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47
World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a nationally televised address on CBC in this still image taken from video courtesy of CBC in Ottawa,By Randall Palmer and David Ljunggren OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged to boost security forces' surveillance and detention powers on Thursday, a day after a gunman killed a soldier and raced through parliament before being shot dead. Addressing the House of Commons just meters from the spot where the gunman, a reported convert to Islam, was shot dead on Wednesday, Harper said lawmakers would expedite new powers to counter the threat of radicals. "The objective of these attacks was to instill fear and panic in our country," Harper said. ...
Canada's Harper vows tighter security after Parliament attack
Islamic State fighters inspect a hill in the outskirts of Syrian town of Kobani, as seen from the Mursitpinar crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of SurucBy Saif Sameer and Ned Parker BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the north. The attacks showed Islamic State's continued operating resilience despite air strikes by U.S. ...
Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis
Ukrainian Prime Minister Arseny Yatseniuk gives an interview on the sidelines of the 69th United Nations General Assembly at U.N. headquarters in New YorkBy Richard Balmforth KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row over gas. Sunday's poll is the first parliamentary election since street protests last winter drove Moscow-backed leader Victor Yanukovich from office and ushered in a pro-Western leadership. ...
Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election
A pro-democracy protester sleeps amongst tents set up in a protesters' encampment in central Hong KongBy Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote. The panel of 18 independent experts, who monitor compliance with an international treaty on civil and political rights ratified by Hong Kong, agreed the move after voicing concern at Beijing's plan to vet candidates in the former British colony. ...
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong
BAKU (Reuters) - Three workers were killed and one is still missing after an accident at one of the offshore oil and gas platforms in the Caspian Sea in Azerbaijan, Azeri state energy company SOCAR said on Thursday. SOCAR said that one of the platforms collapsed during repair works and a small wagon-house fell into the sea, damaging and causing a fire on a pipeline used for domestic gas deliveries. The fire was extinguished within an hour. There were 41 workers on site: 37 of them were evacuated by a rescue team, while four fell into the sea. ...
Three Azeri workers die in offshore platform accident
Brazil's President and Workers' Party presidential candidate Dilma Rousseff greets her supporters during a campaign rally in Duque de Caxias near Rio de JaneiroBy Brian Winter MATEUS LEME Brazil (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff looks positioned to narrowly win a second term on Sunday thanks to a slight rebound in the economy and her success in portraying her rival as an elitist who would take Brazil back to a more heartless era. Rousseff, a leftist, has a lead of about 4 percentage points in polls against Senator Aecio Neves of the centrist Brazilian Social Democracy Party (PSDB), who proposes more market-friendly policies focused on trade and fiscal austerity. ...
Economic bounce, tough campaign point to Rousseff win in Brazil
Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe speaks during a campaign meeting in Harare on October 8, 2014The wife of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Thursday hinted she could seek to take over the reins when his long rule finally ends, as she intensified attacks on a another possible contender. Campaigning outside Harare, Grace Mugabe, 49, said she too could be president, while accusing Vice-President Joice Mujuru of plotting to topple her husband. Robert Mugabe, 90, has been in power since 1980 and has long avoided appointing a successor. Mujuru along with powerful Justice Minister Emmerson Mnangagwa -- who in the past controlled the secret police and military -- are seen as leading contenders to succeed Robert Mugabe.
Grace Mugabe fans speculation on presidential bid
An Israeli policeman stands next to a car wreck in JerusalemWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A 3-month-old baby killed in Jerusalem when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians was an American, the U.S. State Department said on Thursday. Eight other people were hurt on Wednesday when the driver crashed the vehicle at a light railway stop and then fled before being shot by police, officials said. He later died of his injuries. "The baby was an American citizen," State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki told reporters in a briefing on Thursday. She gave no other details on the infant or the family, citing privacy concerns. U.S. ...
Baby killed by Palestinian driver in Jerusalem was American: U.S.
Canada's Milos Raonic returns a ball to Donald Young of the US during their match at the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament at the St. Jakobshalle in Basel, Switzerland, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Keystone, Georgios Kefalas)BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — Top-seeded Roger Federer again had to fight back from a set down before beating Denis Istomin 3-6, 6-3, 6-4 to reach the quarterfinals of the Swiss Indoors on Thursday.
Federer beats Istomin in Swiss Indoors 2nd round
Rebel fighters make their way to the front-line in the Syrian village of Morek on March 7, 2014The Syrian army on Thursday recaptured the strategic central town of Morek, nine months after it was seized by rebels and their Al-Qaeda allies, a monitoring group said. The army was backed by militias loyal to President Bashar al-Assad in the battle for the town in Hama province, the latest in a string of victories they have scored against rebels seeking his ouster. "Regime troops and their militia allies took back total control of Morek in the north of Hama countryside, after fierce battles that have raged" since Wednesday night, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
Army retakes key Syrian town from rebels
By Anna Yukhananov WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Thursday threatened to slap sanctions on anyone buying oil from Islamic State militants in an effort to disrupt what it said was a $1-million-a-day funding source. Islamic State has seized large swaths of Iraq and Syria in a brutal campaign, and could pose a threat to the United States and its allies if it is not stopped, U.S. Treasury Undersecretary David Cohen said. ...
U.S. warns of sanctions on buyers of Islamic State oil
Napoli's Goekhan Inler, top, fights for the ball with Bern's Milan Vilotic during their Europa League Group I match between Young Boys Bern and Napoli at the Stade de Suisse Stadium in Bern, Switzerland, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/KEYSTONE/Peter Klaunzer) SWITZERLAND OUTNapoli slipped to a first loss of its Europa League campaign and defending champion Sevilla stayed unbeaten with a draw at Standard Liege as Europe's second-tier club competition resumed with the third round of group games Thursday.
Napoli loses, Sevilla draws in Europa League
African Union Commission Chairperson Nkosazana Clarice Dlamini-Zuma speaks during the US-Africa Business Forum in Washington, DC, August 5, 2014African nations will send more than 1,000 health workers to Ebola-ravaged Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the head of the African Union Commission said Thursday. "Several African member states have pledged to send in a number of health workers to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, including DR Congo which will send around 1,000 workers in three groups," Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma told reporters in Freetown. "Though we are awaiting other responses, East Africa has responded and pledged more than 600 health workers," she added. Dlamini-Zuma, on a trip to the three countries at the epicentre of the Ebola outbreak -- Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea -- said the African Union bloc was responding to an urgent need for well-trained medical staff to help fight the worst-ever outbreak of the disease.
AU to send over 1,000 health workers to Ebola-hit west Africa
A screengrab taken on May 12, 2014, from a video released by Nigerian Islamist extremist group Boko Haram allegedly shows missing Nigerian schoolgirls who were seized in April being filmed by an unidentified man (R) in an undisclosed rural locationA deadly bombing in northern Nigeria and new details about kidnappings at the weekend blamed on Boko Haram cast further doubt Thursday on the government's claim that the Islamists have agreed to a truce. As reports emerged that extremists seized dozens more women and girls from the remote northeast -- leaving a few dollars behind as a so-called 'bride price' -- fresh violence rocked the town of Azare in Bauchi state. A police spokesman for the state, Mohammed Haruna, said a bomb blast at a bus station in Azare killed five people, with their bodies "burnt beyond recognition," and injured 12 others. No-one claimed responsibility, but Bauchi has been attacked repeatedly throughout Boko Haram's brutal five-year uprising, which has left more than 10,000 people dead.
Nigeria 'ceasefire' with Boko Haram in doubt after fresh unrest
Policemen search a truck bound for Britain at the ferry terminal of the port of Calais on October 23, 2014Calais (France) (AFP) - France's interior minister said Thursday he had dispatched 100 extra police to the northern port of Calais where an influx of illegal migrants trying to get to Britain is causing more and more havoc.
France sends police reinforcements to Calais after migrant clashes
Technology
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47
Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
A Google logo is seen at the garage where the company was founded on Google's 15th anniversary in Menlo Park, California(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way. Google said it was sending out invitations to selected Gmail users to try out the new service. Users can also email the company at inbox@google.com to get an invitation. For now the new service is being provided alongside Gmail, which was launched in 2004. It will be available on the Web as well as on Android smartphones and iPhones. ...
Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'
Barrier tape of German airline Lufthansa is seen at Munich airportBERLIN/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German airline Lufthansa is close to a deal to sell its IT infrastructure unit to IBM , including an outsourcing agreement for the services, as part of a shake-up of its technology activities, it said on Wednesday. Europe's largest airline by revenue is undergoing restructuring and cost-cutting efforts to better position itself to compete with low-cost carriers and Gulf rivals. ...
Lufthansa close to deal with IBM for IT infrastructure unit
Apple Inc. CEO Cook walks down a sidewalk during the Allen and Co. media conference in Sun ValleyBEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook discussed user data security at a meeting on Wednesday with a top Chinese government official in Beijing, the official Xinhua news agency reported. The meeting comes days after a Chinese web monitoring group published a report saying Apple users in China have been targeted in a sophisticated and widespread attack by hackers seeking private user data stored on the iCloud service. The group, Greatfire.org, has alleged Chinese government involvement in the hack, a claim the government has strongly refuted. ...
Apple CEO discusses security with top Chinese official amid hacking claims: Xinhua
A visitor walks past a Cisco advertising panel as she looks at her mobile phone at the Mobile World Congress in BarcelonaBy Andrew Chung and Dan Levine (Reuters) - For two decades, companies that buy software patents to sue technology giants have been the scourge of Silicon Valley. Reviled as patent trolls, they have attacked everything from Google's online ads to Apple's iPhone features, sometimes winning hundreds of millions of dollars. But now the trolls are in retreat from the tech titans, interviews and data reviewed by Reuters show. In the wake of several changes in U.S. ...
Big Tech winning battle with 'patent trolls'
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
The Apple logo is lit on the first day of sale for the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, in Sydney(Reuters) - Apple Inc said on Thursday it is studying options for sapphire supply and might work again with GT Advanced Technologies Inc if the distressed supplier can reduce production costs for the scratch-resistant material. GT, a former stock market darling and supplier to Apple, filed for bankruptcy on Oct 6 in a stunning turn of events for a company whose fortunes looked bright only a few months ago. Apple said on Thursday that GT's "ambitious" vision of sapphire manufacturing was ultimately not quite ready for primetime. ...
Apple ponders sapphire options, leaves door open for GT
Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all timesIf you use Facebook, Apple Maps, or Google Maps, it’s pretty easy to find where you are on a map with GPS. But what about when you want others to know where you are at any given time? Imagine if you’re in a car wreck and no one knows where you are. Or if a loved one is picking you up and they don’t know the exact address where you’re standing. It would be helpful for friends, family and the police to be able to find you with a location-sharing option for your iPhone, and luckily iOS 8 does just that. RELATED: Hero cop uses Find My iPhone to save a woman’s life This particular feature isn’t obvious when you’re just playing around on your iPhone,
Hugely underrated iOS 8 trick lets you share your location with friends at all times
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donating $100 million to fight EbolaMicrosoft co-founder Paul Allen will contribute "at least" $100 million to fight the spread of Ebola, he announced Thursday. In a tweet, Allen revealed the new donation amount and urged others to make their own contributions — big or small. "Everybody feels called sometimes to really pursue a certain thing that resonates with them, and this has resonated with me," Allen told The New York Times. "We’re up against an extremely tough opponent here. Join me in helping those responding to this outbreak at http://t.co/6Nd1JWfPEF — Paul Allen (@PaulGAllen) October 23, 2014
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen donating $100 million to fight Ebola
The Vergecast, live today at 4:30ETThe Vergecast is back after two weeks of big news from Apple and Google, so we're going to definitely talk about the two weeks of big news from Apple and Google. Also, Twitter wants to convince developers that it this time it won't pull the football away. Really, it promises. Join Nilay Patel, Dieter Bohn, and David Pierce at 4:30 ET, which is in the future. A future where the only thing missing will be hoverboards — oh wait, we're getting those too.
The Vergecast, live today at 4:30ET
Gamergate can't stop being about harassmentYesterday, actress, gamer, and geek icon Felicia Day wrote a piece called "Crossing the Street," about how the Gamergate campaign had made her hesitant to engage with a culture she loves, knowing that anything she says could provoke a flood of angry, condescending abuse. At best. At worst, she could become one of the string of women who have left home, temporarily or semi-permanently, due to threats from people who "doxxed" them and found their home addresses. Day explained why she was particularly worried about this:
Gamergate can't stop being about harassment
FILE - This Feb. 15, 2011 file photo, shows a Comcast logo on a Comcast installation truck in Pittsburgh. Comcast reports quarterly financial results on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service.
Comcast wins more Internet customers, ad sales up
Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting forFrom the category of "what took so long" comes the Night Cable -- a 10-foot-long cord that just might end cable frustration forever.>
Finally! The phone-charging cable you've been waiting for
You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right nowIt’s an exciting time to be an Android user, but the latest update isn’t available for your phone quite yet. In fact, most smartphones won’t be receiving Android 5.0 for at least another few months, but that doesn’t mean you can’t start to experience some of what Material Design has to offer. SwiftKey revealed on Thursday two new Material Design themes for its keyboard app, both of which are available right now. PREVIOUSLY: Fantastic video tells you everything you need to know about Android L’s beautiful new design The Material Dark and Material Light themes, as seen above, were designed “in the spirit of the upcoming Android L keyboard.” Of course, both themes still include a few of the features that make
You can bring Google’s gorgeous new Material Design to your Android keyboard right now
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Politics
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47
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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’
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
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature. Harrell, a Republican who became speaker in 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts that included using campaign funds for personal expenses, misconduct in office and false reporting, in a case that has laid low a key figure in the state Republican Party. ...
South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign
Democratic Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont speaks to reporters in HavanaBy Alina Selyukh WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy on Thursday pressed large Internet providers to pledge that they will not strike deals that may help some websites load faster than others or give similar "fast lanes" to affiliated services. As regulators work on new so-called "net neutrality" rules, Leahy wrote to chiefs of AT&T Inc, Verizon Communications Inc, Time Warner Cable Inc and Charter Communications Inc. ...
U.S. senator asks Internet providers to commit to no 'fast lanes'
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - (This story corrects name of group in third paragraph to Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Justice, not Oklahoma Coalition for Reproductive Services) An Oklahoma judge said on Wednesday he will allow a law that bans abortion-inducing drugs to take effect as planned on Nov. 1, over the objections of abortion rights advocates who said the measure is poor public health policy that could put women at risk. Oklahoma District Court Judge Robert Stuart turned down a request by abortion rights groups to halt the measure from taking effect. ...
Oklahoma judge allows law banning abortion pills to take effect
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
The Koch brothers-backed super PAC is adding to its TV spending over the final two weeks leading up to the midterm elections, dropping an additional $6.5 million into six competitive U.S. Senate races. The ads will link Democratic candidates to President Obama.
Koch Brothers Super PAC adds another $6.5 million in TV ads
A chaotic scene unfolded Wednesday in downtown Ottawa, where a series of shootings left at least two people dead, including a soldier and suspected gunman.
Ottawa shootings: Videos, photos capture chaotic scene, aftermath
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'
FILE - In this Oct. 22, 2014 file photo, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie listens to a question as he addresses a gathering at Hackensack University Medical Center in Hackensack. Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year’s governor races. GOP candidates are defending seats in Florida, Iowa, Wisconsin and Ohio and trying to defeat a Democratic incumbent in Colorado. Taken together, the five states account for 72 electoral votes, or more than a quarter of the total needed to win the White House. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in search of clues to the 2016 presidential contest might find them in this year's governor races.
Races for governor carry 2016 implications
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
Kansas City Royals pitcher Greg Holland, left is congratulated by Salvador Perez after their 7-2 victory of the San Francisco Giants in Game 2 of baseball's World Series Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The series is tied 1-1 games. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)Your Top Plays for Today: AP's Sports Guide
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NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL DraftBy Steve Ginsburg WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The National Football League is "exactly on track" with its plans to field a team in London and could have a franchise there by 2022, the league's international chief said Thursday. Mark Waller said he believed in 2007 when the NFL first started playing in the British capital it would take 15 years to place a team there and, so far, he's encountered no stumbling blocks. ...
NFL says it's 'on track' in 15-year plan to field London team
Michelle Hedding wears a baseball cap with a rainbow-colored logo of the San Francisco Giants as she waits in line to marry her partner of 17 years, outside City Hall in San FranciscoBy Larry Fine SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - San Francisco Giants fans, once in love with home runs and Barry Bonds, will be cheering a selfless, grinding club chasing their third title in five years when the World Series resumes at AT&T Park on Friday. The Giants and Royals split the first two games of the best-of-seven championship series in Kansas City with the next three to be played in a rocking stadium that the host team says has been sold out for the last 330 games. ...
New-fashioned Giants built on winning formula
Boxer Manny Pacquiao in Los Angeles on September 3, 2014Philippine boxing icon Manny Pacquiao said Thursday he was still "hungry" to fight, despite a dalliance with professional basketball that has had his team worried sick. The 35-year-old, who has world titles in eight weight divisions under his belt, made a lacklustre pro ball debut on Sunday, a month before his World Boxing Organization title defence against undefeated American Chris Algieri in Macau. Pacquiao said basketball, the number one sport in the Philippines, was his other love -- but that he is fully focused on boxing at the moment. His US promoter Bob Arum said he had got wind of Pacquiao's plans to play in the professional Philippine Basketball Association beforehand and admitted: "I wasn't very happy."
Pacquiao still 'hungry' to fight after basketball debut
The Jim Thorpe MemorialBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - Jim Thorpe's remains will stay in the Pennsylvania hamlet named for the legendary Native American athlete and Olympics champion, after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected an effort by two sons to move them to tribal lands in his native Oklahoma. Addressing an unusual dispute between two generations of descendants, the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Philadelphia said a lower court judge was wrong to order that Thorpe's remains be turned over to the Sac and Fox Nation. ...
Olympian Jim Thorpe's remains should not be moved: U.S. court
Williams of the U.S. hits a return to Bouchard of Canada during their WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharapova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. Sharapova still has a slim mathematical chance of finishing number one but has to go on and win the title -- and has to rely on other results to go her way just to reach the semis. "It's easy to sit here and say, yeah, I'm tired. ...
Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Williams bounces back
Anirban Lahiri of India at the Macau Open golf tournamentMacao (AFP) - India's Anirban Lahiri took an early lead with a brilliant 10-under-par 61 as the Macau Open got under way Thursday, with defending champion Scott Hend a point behind.
Indian golfer Lahiri takes early lead in Macau
Serena Williams of U.S. acknowledges crowd after defeating Eugenie Bouchard of Canada during WTA Finals singles tennis match at the Singapore Indoor StadiumBy Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only a slim chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...
Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking
Thorbjorn Olesen was bogey-free and full of confidence as he fired ahead at the Perth InternationalDenmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian John Wade both fired a course record eight-under 64 to lead the European Tour co-sanctioned $1.75 US million Perth International at Lake Karrinyup on Thursday. Wade carded six birdies and an eagle three in the morning before he was joined later in the opening round by Olesen. I gave myself a lot of chances there," Olesen said. Playing in the marquee group with fellow European young gun Victor Dubuisson and 2006 US Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, Olesen was bogey-free and full of confidence.
Olesen, Wade course records to lead Perth International
(Updates after Williams wins her last group match) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Serena Williams was on the verge of clinching the year-end world number one ranking for the fourth time on Thursday after Maria Sharapova, the only woman with any chance of overtaking her, lost for the second time at the WTA Finals. Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium, leaving her with only a slim chance of leapfrogging Williams for the top spot. ...
Tennis-Williams on verge of year-end No. 1 ranking
Oct 23 (Reuters) - With his country celebrating Diwali on Thursday, India's Anirban Lahiri had his own fireworks going during the opening round of the Venetian Macau Open with a sparkling career-best 10-under-par 61. The round gave the 27-year-old four-times Asian Tour winner a one-shot lead over defending champion Scott Hend of Australia, who won the Hong Kong Open last week. "It's a great Diwali and happy Diwali to everyone back home. It's nice to have some fireworks on the course," said Lahiri. "It's fantastic. ...
Golf-India's Lahiri celebrates Diwali with fireworks in Macau
Thorbjorn Olesen of Denmark watches his tee shot during the second round of the British Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool Golf Club in Hoylake(Reuters) - Denmark's Thorbjorn Olesen and Australian qualifier John Wade set alight Lake Karrinyup on Thursday, blasting matching course records of eight-under-par 64 to share the opening round lead at the Perth International. Wade had to birdie the last three holes of Monday qualifying to secure his place in the PGA Tour of Australasia and European Tour co-sanctioned tournament and the 46-year-old capitalized on a flying start to soar to the top. The Australian, having begun his round on the 10th, sunk four birdies in his first five holes followed by an eagle on the long 15th. ...
Olesen, Wade share Perth lead after course record rounds
By Julian Linden SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. Sharapova still has a slim mathematical chance of finishing number one but has to win the title and rely on other results going her way after she also lost her opening match to Caroline Wozniacki. I lost two matches," said Sharapova.
Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on
* Kvitova beats Sharapova 6-3 6-2 * Wozniacki defeats Radwanska 7-5 6-3 * Williams on verge of sealing year-end top ranking (Adds quotes, updates with Kvitova beating Sharapova) By Julian Linden SINGAPORE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - Maria Sharpova's bid to end the year ranked number one was left hanging by a thread after she suffered a second straight defeat at the WTA Finals on Thursday. The only woman capable of leapfrogging Serena Williams for the top spot, Sharapova was beaten 6-3 6-2 by Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova at Singapore's Indoor Stadium. ...
Tennis-Sharapova falls to Kvitova as Wozniacki powers on
Entertainment
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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
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Jean Sawyer Hayes, the 94-year-old mother of ABC journalist Diane Sawyer, has died.
Diane Sawyer's mother dies at 94 in Louisville
In this Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 photo, Boyd Gaines, right, performs during a dress rehearsal for the musical production "Little Dancer," in New York. The $7 million Kennedy Center musical opens Saturday, Oct. 25, for previews and runs through Nov. 20, in Washington. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)WASHINGTON (AP) — "Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a famous sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a new musical exploring the story of a mysterious 14-year-old dancer and the artist who portrayed her.
'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC
FILE - Sculptor Luis Jimenez, is photographed in March 2003 at his Hondo, N.M. studio with the mockette sculpture "Mustang" along with the larger piece commissioned for display at the Denver International Airport. New Mexico preservation officials are pushing for the home and studios of Jimenez to be added to the National Register of Historic Properties. Jimenez, a successful but often controversial sculptor whose work has been displayed at the Smithsonian and the Museum of Modern Art, died in 2006. (AP Photo/Dick George via The Corpus Christi Caller-Times)ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Artist Luis Jimenez is credited with helping transform the definition of public art in the U.S. with his larger-than-life, debate-provoking fiberglass sculptures.
New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized
FILE - This June 25, 2014 file photo shows James Corden at the New York premiere of "Begin Again" in New York. CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show." Corden is replacing Craig Ferguson, who after a decade in the host chair exits Dec. 18. The show will continue to originate from Los Angeles. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — CBS has set March 9 for the debut of James Corden as host of "The Late Late Show."
James Corden to take over 'Late Late Show' March 9
FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2013 file photo, documentary filmmaker Ken Burns walks through the museum at the Georgia home used by former President Franklin D. Roosevelt in Warm Springs, Ga. FDR, first lady Eleanor Roosevelt and another Roosevelt who occupied the White House as president, Theodore Roosevelt, are the subjects of a new Burns documentary for public television, “The Roosevelts: An Intimate History.” PBS said the seven, two-hour episodes that aired last month had an average audience of 9.2 million viewers. The most popular was the first night, on Sept. 14, which had 11.7 million viewers, according to the Nielsen company. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Ken Burns' series "The Roosevelts" earned PBS its biggest audience in two decades, making it the documentary maker's third most popular film after "The Civil War" and "Lewis & Clark: The Journey of the Corps of Discovery."
Burns' series gives PBS a ratings milestone
Colorful twine form Judith Scott's cocoon-like sculptures installed at the Brooklyn Museum on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in New York. Scott, who was born with Down syndrome and was deaf and mute, was in her 40s when she began creating intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects. The exhibition runs opens Friday, Oct. 24 and runs through March 29. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)NEW YORK (AP) — Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.
Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum
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
British actress Keira Knightley poses for pictures as she arrives for the BFI London Film Festival's premiere of 'The Imitation Game' in central London, on October 8, 2014British actress Keira Knightley will make her Broadway debut next year, starring in a new adaptation of the Emile Zola novel "Therese Raquin," New York's Roundabout Theatre Company announced Thursday. The 29-year-old -- probably best known for the Hollywood blockbuster "Pirates of the Caribbean" films -- will take on the lead role in the tale of love, lust, betrayal and guilt, which will officially open on October 29, 2015. Knightley will play Therese, who has made peace with her loveless marriage to a weak man when she embarks on a passionate affair that ends in tragedy. The adaptation -- based on the 19th century novel -- is by Helen Edmundson, and the production will be directed by Evan Cabnet.
Keira Knightley to make Broadway debut in 2015
The on-demand internet streaming media provider, Netflix, on a laptop screen in Stockholm on September 11, 2014Fresh from commercial and critical success with hit shows "House of Cards" and "Orange is the New Black," Netflix on Thursday announced a new online series, "Bloodline," set for release in March. The series features stars from television as well as the big screen, including Hollywood's Sam Shepard and Sissy Spacek, the Los Gatos, California company said. Netflix has pioneered online streaming of original content, including TV shows and films, challenging traditional network and cable broadcasters. Earlier this month, Netflix announced it had recruited comic actor Adam Sandler to produce four films exclusively distributed to its subscribers, in the company's latest foray into cinema.
Netflix to stream new online TV series, 'Bloodline'
FILE - In this Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino leaves the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Building & Courthouse, in Newark, N.J., after a court appearance. Sorrentino and his brother Marc face an arraignment Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Newark, to face federal tax charges. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A judge on Thursday set a trial date in early December in the federal tax case against "Jersey Shore" star Mike "The Situation" Sorrentino and his brother.
Tax trial for 'The Situation' set for December
FILE - In this Oct. 16, 2014 file photo, actress Halle Berry arrives at the God's Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in New York. The Oscar-winning actress is reviving Scandale Paris with a collection of 10 bras and panties to be sold by Target, and while "rich with history and heritage," they will boast "a very good price," said Berry. (Photo by Evan Agostini]/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — What's in a bra? Femininity, sexiness and self-empowerment, says Halle Berry, who is launching a lingerie line she says will do it all.
Halle Berry: Underneath, most women love underwear
Motown Records founder Berry Gordy, right, listens as Chase Harris, 9, sings at the Motown Museum in Detroit, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The makers of "Motown the Musical" held an open casting call for the ongoing Broadway show and national tour. The hit show about Gordy tells the story of how his Motown Records empire rose and fell and then rose again. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)DETROIT (AP) — Berry Gordy Jr. took his "Motown the Musical" production to Broadway and a few other places first. Yet they were mere proving grounds for its date with Detroit.
Motown founder Berry Gordy brings musical home
Actor Christian Bale addresses a press conference for the film "American Hustle" in the Berlinale Special category at the 64rd Berlinale Film Festival in Berlin, on February 7, 2014Oscar-winner Christian Bale -- best known for his star turn as Batman in the blockbuster "Dark Knight" films -- will play Apple co-founder Steve Jobs in an upcoming biopic. "We needed the best actor on the board in a certain age range and that's Chris Bale," the film's screenwriter Aaron Sorkin said, in an interview with Bloomberg Television posted online Thursday. Sorkin, who won an Academy Award for his screenplay for "The Social Network" about Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, said giving the lead role to Bale was an easy call. "He has more words to say in this movie than most people have in three movies combined," said Sorkin, who is writing the script for Sony Pictures based on the 2011 biography "Steve Jobs," by Walter Isaacson.
Christian Bale to play Apple's Steve Jobs
Health
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:47
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York City hospital is running Ebola tests on a doctor who returned to the United States from West Africa with a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms, the city's Health Department said on Thursday. Preliminary test results were expected in the next 12 hours, the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene said in a statement. The patient being treated at Bellevue Hospital is a healthcare worker who returned to the United States within the past 21 days from one of the three African countries facing the Ebola outbreak, it said. ...
New York City says hospital testing doctor with Ebola-like symptoms
In this photo taken Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, a burial team in protective gear buries a person suspected to have died of Ebola in 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, more than half the beds in treatment centers in the capital remain empty because of the government's order that the bodies of all suspected Ebola victims in Monrovia be cremated.
Cremation fears leave empty Ebola beds in Liberia
FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014 file photo, three children on their way home from school stop to peer through the gate down at a building at The Ivy Apartments in Dallas where a man was diagnosed with having the Ebola virus was staying with family at the complex. Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear. Yet, they’re incredibly less likely to get the disease than to get sick worrying about it. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Ebola is giving Americans a crash course in fear.
Ebola: A crash course in fear and how it hurts us
By Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government urged a federal judge on Thursday to dismiss a lawsuit filed against the United Nations by a group of Haitians who claim peacekeepers caused the devastating cholera epidemic that followed their country’s 2010 earthquake. Ellen Blain, a lawyer for the Justice Department, told U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in New York that the lawsuit, filed in 2013, should be thrown out because the United Nations is "absolutely immune" from such claims. ...
U.S. urges judge to dismiss cholera lawsuit against United Nations
President Barack Obama, back left, with Ebola coordinator Ron Klain and members of his team coordinating the government’s Ebola response, speak to the media after their meeting in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. At front left is Sylvia Burwell, Secretary of Health and Human Services, and Ambassador Nancy Powell, Special Coordinator for Ebola Response Unit. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)ATLANTA (AP) — New federal Ebola response squads — likened to public health SWAT teams — are being readied to rush to any U.S. city where a new Ebola case might be identified, officials say.
CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams
By Felix Onuah and Umaru Fofana ABUJA/FREETOWN (Reuters) - Nigeria pledged on Thursday to send a contingent of 600 volunteers to help fight the worst ever outbreak of Ebola on record which has killed nearly 5,000 people in West Africa. With financial pledges flowing in from around the world but trained doctors and nurses scarce in the three worst effected countries -- Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, the African Union appealed last week to member states to urgently fill the gap. ...
Nigeria pledges 600 volunteers as Africa steps up Ebola fight
A worker in a hazardous material suit removes the contents of the apartment unit where a man diagnosed with the Ebola virus was staying in DallasBy Nick Carey CHICAGO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Transportation has issued five "non-site-specific" special permits to companies for handling waste related to the Ebola virus that has killed one patient in the United States, triggering fear about the spread of the disease. There has also been concern about waste related to Ebola, which causes fever, bleeding, vomiting and diarrhea and has killed nearly 4,900 people, most of them in West Africa. Two nurses who helped treat the U.S. patient in Dallas tested positive for the disease and underwent treatment. ...
U.S. government grants five open Ebola waste permits
By Katherine Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Adding one-on-one sessions focused on reliving the experience of losing a loved one to regular group therapy appears to help more patients with prolonged grief, according to a new study. Most people who lose a loved one feel stress, grieve and adapt over time. But seven to 10 percent of people get stuck in the grief phase and have persistent yearning for the deceased, difficulty in accepting the death, a sense of meaninglessness, bitterness about the death and difficulty in engaging in new activities, said lead author Richard A. ...
'Exposure therapy' helps patients with prolonged grief
Coast Guard Corpsman checks the temperature of a traveler at Washington Dulles International AirportBy Richard Weizel WEST HAVEN, Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries hardest hit by the deadly virus. The family of six West Africans, who arrived Saturday and were planning to live in the United States, will be watched for 21 days, Connecticut state health authorities said Thursday. Officials have yet to say where the family came from. ...
Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurance firm Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. The cover also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C, Epic said in a statement. The insured person has to have contracted the disease while in the United States and in the case of Ebola, it has to be reported within 24-48 hours, Epic said. The cost is $269 a year for individuals, it added. (Reporting by Carolyn Cohn; editing by Alex Smith)
Insurer Epic launches Ebola cover for U.S. health, emergency workers
MADRID (Reuters) - A Spanish hospital has released five patients who had been under observation in an isolation ward after having been in contact with a nurse who was infected with Ebola, a government health committee announced on Thursday. Nurse Teresa Romero, 44, was the first person to catch the disease outside West Africa in the current outbreak which has killed thousands in Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. She was cleared of the deadly virus by doctors at Madrid's Carlos III hospital this week but not discharged. ...
Spanish hospital releases five patients under watch for Ebola
By Carolyn Cohn LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer Epic said on Thursday it had launched Ebola indemnity cover for U.S. healthcare and emergency workers. At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, mainly in West Africa. Three cases have been diagnosed inside the United States and the spread of the disease has prompted some insurers to exclude Ebola from their policies. Epic President Richard Kosinski said the group's Ebola cover had been added to an existing policy which also applies to other blood-borne pathogens such as HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C. ...
Insurer Epic offers Ebola cover for U.S. health and emergency workers
James Holmes sits in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center in CentennialBy Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Prosecutors in the Colorado theater massacre case do not oppose a defense request to delay the murder trial of accused gunman James Holmes until early next year, court papers showed on Thursday. A ruling by the judge on whether to postpone the trial is pending. Earlier this week, public defenders asked Arapahoe County District Court Judge Carlos Samour to postpone the trial, which is set to begin in December, because they needed more time to review results of a second sanity examination. ...
Prosecutors accept proposed trial delay for Colorado cinema gunman
By Oliver Holmes BEIRUT (Reuters) - For decades, aid groups have assumed they know what's best for refugees and the poor; a growing body of evidence suggests they're wrong. Both academic research and practical experience, such as with the mass of Syrians fleeing civil war, shows that simply handing out traditional relief goods may not be the most effective way of helping the dispossessed. Aid agencies are tentatively also giving away cash and letting refugees decide for themselves what they need. ...
Cash aid for refugees succeeds despite donors' doubts
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
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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
By 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
NASA photo of Solar array panels on the Russian segment of the International Space Station and a blue and white part of EarthBy Irene Klotz (Reuters) - Two Russian cosmonauts wrapped up a speedy, 3 -1/2-hour spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antennas. Station commander Maxim Suraev and flight engineer Alexander Samokutyaev quickly completed the first task on their to-do list, removing and jettisoning a defunct science experiment known as Radiometriya. The device, which was installed in 2011, was used to track seismic activity on earth, NASA mission commentator Rob Navias said during a live broadcast of the spacewalk on NASA TV. ...
Cosmonauts breeze through spacewalk outside space station
Record Bid! Early Apple Computer Sells for Nearly $1 MillionA rare Apple-1 computer built in Steve Jobs' garage in the summer of 1976 sold at auction this week for a record-breaking $905,000. The high price tag — almost double the original estimated value — makes this particular Apple-1 model the world's most valuable computer relic and the most expensive Apple computer ever sold, according to Bonhams Auction House, which handled the sale yesterday (Oct. 22) in New York. The Apple artifact now belongs to the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan.
Record Bid! Early Apple Computer Sells for Nearly $1 Million
Ancient Finned Predator Feasted on Sharks"There were too many meat eaters," said Robert Bakker, the curator of paleontology at the Houston Museum of Natural Science. During the early Permian, carnivores greatly outnumbered herbivores on land, so Dimetrodon filled its belly by hunting in shallow water. Dimetrodon shed teeth throughout its life, and the lost crowns are like bullets at a crime scene, Bakker said. "Sharks were eaten by Dimetrodon in great numbers."
Ancient Finned Predator Feasted on Sharks
How Drones Are Fighting Infectious DiseaseIn a remote area of Southeast Asia, drones are fighting a battle — not against terrorists or insurgents, but against infectious disease. In recent years, public health officials in the Malaysian state of Sabah have seen a rise in the number of cases of humans infected with this deadly parasite, which is spread, via mosquitos, from macaques to people. By mappingthe communities where these cases occur, researchers hope to figure out why the parasite is spreading from monkeys to people with greater frequency, said Chris Drakeley, a professor of infection and immunity at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine in the United Kingdom, and one of theresearchers involved in the project. "What we're doing is creating a detailed map, which we can then superimpose or overlay with the human and the macaque movement," Drakeley told Live Science.
How Drones Are Fighting Infectious Disease
First Private Moon Mission to Launch on Chinese Rocket TodayThe 4M mission, a project developed by Luxembourg-based company LuxSpace, will piggyback on a Chinese moon flyby unofficially dubbed Chang'e 5-T1, which aims to test out technology for a future lunar sample-return mission. "We also want to promote our way to do space missions in general — the microsatellite approach."
First Private Moon Mission to Launch on Chinese Rocket Today
Partial Solar Eclipse Today: A Weather ForecastViewers throughout most of the United States are in position to see a partial solar eclipse Thursday afternoon (Oct. 23). One of those regions is the northeastern United States, including all of New England. You can watch the solar eclipse webcast at Space.com beginning at 5 p.m. EDT (2100 GMT), with live feeds available from the Slooh Community Observatory, Griffith Observatory in Los Angeles and the University of Arizona's SkyCenter at Mount Lemmon.
Partial Solar Eclipse Today: A Weather Forecast
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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Report: Clinton State Department Played Favorites In Sex InquiriesThe potential 2016 hopeful lends her support to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo.
Hillary Clinton hits the campaign trail
NFL logo and set are seen at New York's Radio City Music Hall before the start of the 2013 NFL DraftThe National Football League anticipates a franchise across the pond.
NFL discusses plans to add new team
The White House as seen from behind the North Lawn fence in WashingtonThe Obama administration announced a program budgeted at $840 million.
White House announces new healthcare intiiative
Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students — nearly half of them athletes.
Continuing revelations in UNC cheating scandal
Evidence markers are placed around Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the National War Memorial in Ottawa on Thursday Oct. 23, 2014. Michael Zehaf Bibeau fatally shot reservist Cpl. Nathan Cirillo at the National War Memorial before setting his sights on Parliament Hill. Bibeau was killed just feet from where hundreds of MPs were meeting for their weekly caucus meetings. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)Here's what we know about Michael Zehaf-Bibeau.
Who was the Ottawa gunman?
Bad news for CSI fans
Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants kidnapped at least 25 girls in an attack on a remote town in northeastern Nigeria, witnesses to the attack said, despite talks aimed at freeing more than 200 other female hostages the militants seized in April. John Kwaghe, who witnessed the attack and lost three daughters to the abductors, and Dorathy Tizhe, who lost two, said the attackers came late in the night, forcing all the women to go with them, then later releasing the older ones.
Suspected Boko Haram militants make horrifying move
Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper speaks during a nationally televised address on CBC in this still image taken from video courtesy of CBC in Ottawa,Prime Minister Stephen Harper lays out response to yesterday's tragedy in Ottawa.
Canada's PM makes big pledge after attack
By Jeff Mason WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said. "Dogs got him," the spokesman said, referring to the intruder. Video showed Secret Service agents surrounding the man on the north lawn of the White House, which was put on lockdown for about 90 minutes. The man punched one of the dogs that attacked him, as seen in the video. ...
Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...
U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
FILE - In this Feb. 11, 2014 file image from video released by the City of Ferguson, Mo., officer Darren Wilson attends a city council meeting in Ferguson. Wilson has told authorities that Michael Brown reached for the gun during a scuffle, the Times reported in a story posted on its website Friday night Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Ferguson, File)By Carey Gillam (Reuters) - A government autopsy of the unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer set off months of protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he suffered a gunshot to the hand from close range, according to a copy of the autopsy published by the St. Louis Post Dispatch. The autopsy results could buttress claims by supporters of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson that the Aug. 9 shooting of Michael Brown, 18, was justified. ...
Autopsy of slain Missouri teen shows close-range gunshot: report
In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, Ashoka Mukpo, left, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, looks toward Dr. Phil Smith, medical director of the biocontainment unit, as he was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.
Homecoming for U.S. cameraman recovered from Ebola
A United States uniformed Secret Service officer is seen at a post in front of the White House in WashingtonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man arrested after jumping the White House fence on Wednesday night has been charged with three felony counts and four misdemeanors, the U.S. Secret Service said on Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, was unarmed when he was arrested on the White House grounds after facing Secret Service dogs that stopped and attacked him, the Secret Service said. ...
Maryland man charged after jumping White House fence, dogs cleared for duty
Canadian PM on Attacks: 'We Will Not Run Scared'After Ottawa attacks, Canadian PM Stephen Harper said government will accelerate giving more powers to security agencies.
Canadian security laws to get beefed up
An image taken from a propaganda video released in March by the Islamic State group's al-Furqan Media allegedly shows IS fighters in the Syrian City of HomsThe Islamic State has become the world's wealthiest terror group, generating tens of millions of dollars a month from black market oil sales, ransoms and extortion, officials said Thursday. It earns $1 million a day alone by selling crude oil from fields captured when the group swept across Iraq and Syria earlier this year, said David Cohen, Treasury undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence. He is among a team of Obama administration officials leading the fight against the Islamic State (IS) group, seeking to get allies, including Gulf countries, on board. IS is now "considered the world's wealthiest and most financially sophisticated terrorist organization," said Marwan Muasher, vice president at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.
Islamic State now world's richest terrorist group
ABC World News
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The mother of gunman Michael Zehaf-Bibeau has issued a statement saying that she had not seen her son in five years before the Wednesday shooting.
What We Know About the Gunman in Canada Shooting
AP Interview: New Libya FM favors political solution in Tripoli, military solution in Benghazi
AP Interview: Libya FM Wants Tripoli Negotiations
Canada remembers soldier killed in terrorist attack on Parliament Hill
Canada Remembers Soldier Killed in Attack
South African brothers indicted in US on charges involving illegal rhino hunts
South Africans Indicted in US on Illegal Hunts
Judges to admit new evidence from mass grave at Mladic genocide trial
New Mass Grave Evidence at Mladic Trial
Foreign minister from Albania, Kosovo visit Serbia on landmark visits
Officials From Albania, Kosovo Visit Rival Serbia
Nudged by fianc??, Berlusconi promotes gay unions as 'right' compromise for 'Christian' Italy
Berlusconi: Let's Legalize Gay Civil Unions
Mother of Canada shooting suspect tells AP: I'm crying for victims, not for my son
Mom of Canada Suspect: I Cry for Victims, Not Son
Lebanon says it will not accept any more Syrian refugees, except for 'exceptional' cases
Lebanon Says It Won't Accept More Syrian Refugees
Stately sergeant-at-arms lauded for gunning down assailant in attack on Canada's Parliament
Ex-Mountie Hero of Shootout at Canada's Parliament
Argentina looks for fresh sources of financing with issuance of 2-year bond for $1 billion
Argentina Issues $1 Billion, 2-Year Bond
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
Sgt. at Arms Kevin Vickers was warmly greeted by members of Canada's government in Ottawa.
Watch: Canada Shooting Hero Enters Parliament to Standing Ovation
Shooting at Canadian Parliament, Hong Kong protest gets bloody, Munich soccer team meets Pope Francis
Watch: Day In Pictures 10.22.14
ABC U.S. News
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ABC News: U.S.
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.
Nebraska High School OKs Guns In Senior Portraits
Police in southern Arizona say 7-month-old girl dies after being left in car for up to 8 hours
Police in Arizona: Girl Left in Car for Hours Dies
Judge sets Feb. 20 sentencing for former Virginia first lady on public corruption convictions
Feb. 20 Sentencing Set for Former Va. First Lady
Border deaths drop to 15-year low as more Central Americans turn themselves in to US agents
Border Deaths Drop to 15-Year Low
Police in Arizona shoot man with machete after he rams police car, seriously injuring officer
Police: Officers in Arizona Shoot Man With Machete
Alabama man accused of threats to Obama: I'm not delusional; Secret Service wants me locked up
Man Accused of Threats: I'm Not Delusional
Video shows group of bikers doing stunts, taunting officer on Northern California freeway
Video Shows Bikers Taunting California Officer
Some protesters pushing Colorado burrito chain Illegal Pete's to drop 'illegal' from its name
Burrito Chain Urged to Drop 'Illegal' From Name
Ferguson officer's attorneys say they're not responsible for leaks related to investigations
Wilson Attorneys: Not Responsible for Leaks
911 calls document chaos, fear in aftermath of tour bus crash in Delaware that killed 3
911 Calls Show Chaos After Delaware Tour Bus Crash
US video journalist is home in Rhode Island after recovering from Ebola at Nebraska hospital
US Journalist Returns Home After Ebola Recovery
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
James Tully cites his resemblance to Eric Frein as reasons why he's been stopped by police and attacked by a civilian.
Watch: Man Mistaken for Cop-Killer Suspect Says He Was Assaulted
New jury to decide if convicted murderer will get death penalty.
Watch: Jodi Arias Retrial Starts in Arizona
ABC Politics
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: Politics
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
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
"It???s like, who are you?" the First Lady Joked
White House Still Confused About Senate Candidate's Name
Republican Martha McSally wants to set the record straight with Arizona voters.
This Congressional Candidate Wants Everyone to Know She Does Not Hate Puppies
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
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
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
US stocks rise sharply following strong earnings from General Motors, 3M, Caterpillar, others
US Stocks Jump Following Strong Corporate Earnings
Stock indexes power higher as corporate earnings impress investors; 3M, Caterpillar lead Dow
Stocks Surge as US Companies Report Higher Profits
Dow average surges 300 points, driven by stronger corporate earnings; 3M, Caterpillar jump
Dow Average Surges 300 Points, Driven by Stronger Corporate Earnings; 3M, Caterpillar Jump
How to find best deals _ and that hard-to-find item _ as you scout for holiday toys
Optimize Your Game Plan for Holiday Toy Shopping
Union Pacific reports 19 percent surge in 3Q profit as volume grows, CEO optimistic about 4Q
Union Pacific 3Q Profit Chugs Ahead 19 Percent
Recession fears for eurozone remain despite surprising improvement in key survey
Eurozone Survey Rise Does Not Ease Recession Fears
Cheaper jet fuel, nearly full airplanes help US airlines soar to big 3Q profits
Fuel Costs Ease, US Airline Profits Soar
Senators call on safety agency to seek nationwide recall of air bags made by Takata Corp.
Senators Ask Gov't for Nationwide Air Bag Recall
Correction: Earns-McDonald's story
Correction: Earns-McDonald's Story
Earnings gains drive US stock indexes sharply higher in midday trade; 3M, Caterpillar lead Dow
Corporate Earnings Gains Drive US Stock Higher
Benefits to rise by about $20 in January.
Watch: Social Security Wages Rise for 60 Million Recipients
Wall Street on the rebound. Will it be a 4th straight day of solid gains?
Watch: Moving on Up!
SciTech
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
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
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
Comcast signs more Web customers, loses fewer cable subscribers in 3rd-qtr, books big tax gain
Comcast Wins More Internet Customers, Ad Sales Up
High-tech company penalized for mistreatment of Indian employees working 122 hours in a week
Tech Firm Fined for Paying Workers $1.21 Per Hour
While heavy rain blasts parts of the country, those with clear skies will have a prime view today of the fourth and final eclipse of the year.
How to Safely Watch the Partial Solar Eclipse
Living the high life: Ancient hunter-gatherers settled at great elevations in Peru's Andes
Stone Tools Show Ancient Settlement High in Andes
Nokia sees third-quarter turn to profit as sales grow after sale of phone unit to Microsoft
Nokia Turnaround Since Handset Unit Sale Continues
Coal-rich Poland ready to block Europe's new, ambitious climate deal if no compromise found
Coal-Rich Poland Ready to Block EU Climate Deal
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
Facebook co-founder, CEO Zuckerberg thrills Chinese students with 30 minutes of Mandarin
Zuckerberg Speaks Chinese, Beijing Students Cheer
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
Apple said it is aware of "intermittent" attacks on iCloud users and is urging users to take precautions to make sure their private information stays safe.
Apple's Warning to iCloud Users
The tech giant's new Inbox aims at getting users more organized.
Watch: Google Launches New Email Service
Health
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: Health
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
Find out how Texas is preparing for Ebola patients - just in case.
See Which Condiment Is Helping Nurses Train for Ebola
Runners who stretch are injured just as often as those who don't, studies show.
Why Stretching Is a Waste of Time for Runners
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
The 33-year-old has opened up via Twitter about how he still is not sure how he contracted the disease but does not regret going to Liberia to help spread the word about Ebola's impact on west Africa.
Journalist Who Contracted Ebola Now Disease-Free
Rwandan officials want to screen Americans amid Ebola fears.
Rwanda Introduces Ebola Screening -- for Americans
Dr. Richard Besser reports on the growing outbreak from Monrovia, Liberia.
Dr. Besser's Look at Life Inside the Hot Zone
Entertainment
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: Entertainment
Police still searching "for answers to unravel the mystery behind her passing."
Police Defend Treatment of Actress Before Death
"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
Watch the actor flirt with an audience member.
Bill Murray Talks Dating and Tinder
Want a preview? "Saying 'I love you' isn???t strong enough," he wrote.
Kanye West Gushes Over Kim Kardashian On Her Birthday
Plus, she revealed which of the movie's stars had be dragged away from her show.
Lorde Dishes On Visiting the 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' Set
She opens up about where she is in life and how it's affected her appearance.
Ren??e Zellweger Explains Her New Look
Travel
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
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
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
GMA
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: GMA
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
As the "official airline of Middle-earth," Air New Zealand would naturally want to capitalize on the final movie in The Hobbit trilogy, scheduled to be released in December.
This Is How Hobbits Do Airline Safety
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.
Nebraska High School OKs Guns In Senior Portraits
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
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
For the first time, the Statue of Liberty will dress up with the rest of New York for Halloween -- all thanks to a fashion brand.
Statue of Liberty Is Getting Dressed Up for Halloween
The toddler reportedly climbed out of her car seat and put the car in neutral
Toddler Slams SUV Into Auto Shop
Find out how Texas is preparing for Ebola patients - just in case.
See Which Condiment Is Helping Nurses Train for Ebola
Preventing concussions has become a top priority for elite players and anyone with a child sporting a football jersey, and new technology and research is racing to try to make the game safer for all.
Putting New Football Helmets to the Test: What's Safest?
Helicopters will dangle a large bowtie near Lady Liberty to promote a new menswear brand.
Watch: At 127, Statue of Liberty Still Has No Say Over Her Outfit
Idaho's original corn maze is part of The Farmstead Corn Maze and Pumpkin Festival.
Watch: See a Wizard of Oz Themed Corn Maze From the Sky
Rodriquez Purnell, 30, remains on the loose after he was accidentally allowed to walk free.
Watch: Manhunt for Murder Suspect Mistakenly Released
The girl put the car in neutral and drifted across four lanes traffic.
Watch: Toddler Crashes Car Into Auto Shop
The bear was wandering the aisles of an Oregon Rite Aid.
Watch: Black Bear Spotted in Drugstore
Nightline
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: Nightline
Luke Bryan is Nashville???s reigning Golden Boy. His song, ???Roller Coaster,??? is just one of five singles off his double platinum album, ???Crash My Party,??? which helped skyrocket him to an elite club of country stars who are able to sell out stadiums.
Why Luke Bryan Says He Won't Be 'Shakin' It' in 10 Years
There???s no better way to find out how someone???s identity can be stolen than asking an identity theft herself.
How To Get Away with Identity Theft
She opens up about where she is in life and how it's affected her appearance.
Ren??e Zellweger Explains Her New Look
She told police, "No one is going to touch my sister."
Bristol Palin Describes Moments That Led to Drunken Brawl
Only about 40 or so people attended Adam Daniels??? demonic service but it was enough to draw nearly 2,000 Christians from all over the region for a massive protest against it.
Devil Worshiper Hell-Bent on Controversy
Stumptown is one of the leaders in a booming movement of coffee brew masters hoping to revolutionize the way we drink a cup of Joe.
Artisanal Brands Brew America's Third Coffee Revolution
Federal officials today demanded that a leading guardrail maker perform new crash tests on guardrails that already line American roads coast to coast, a day after a Texas jury found the company duped the U.S. government during a safety approval process nearly a decade ago.
Feds Demand New Crash Tests for Guardrail After $175M Verdict
Michael Bolton is back in the studio, not to record another passionate break-up song, but to lay down tracks for a new line of greeting cards.
Michael Bolton Finds New Fans Starring as Pitchman Michael Bolton
A Utah man accused of shooting his wife to death after a night of drinking and watching the TV show "Dexter" is expected back on the stand this morning to face questioning from prosecutors.
'I Know I Didn't Shoot a Gun,' Husband Testifies in Murder Trial
Danny and Amy have high-staked pressure to make their relationship work. The two have 90 days to get married or else Amy faces a return to her native South Africa.
Fiancee Risks Return If Couple Doesn't Wed in 90 Days
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
Primetime
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: Primetime
Jaycee Dugard says she doesn't want to live in the past.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Tells Diane Sawyer About Moving On
On her first trip to New York City, Jaycee Dugard attended a star-studded awards ceremony, took in a Broadway play and was awed by the city's skyscrapers. But for her, the most memorable part of the trip was going for pizza. "Just walking down the street. With everybody. It was my favorite moment," Dugard told ABC News' Diane Sawyer in an exclusive interview.
Dugard Revels in Being Free in NYC
Abducted by strangers and held captive for 18 years.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard: The Full Interview
Jaycee Dugard revels in saying her name, a name she wasn't allowed to utter or even write for 18 years while she was held captive by Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Dugard chose to tell her story in a new memoir and in an exclusive interview with ABC News' Diane Sawyer because she wants to live free of Phillip Garrido's secrets.
Jaycee Dugard: 'Life After Something Tragic'
Handcuffed in the backyard, her attacker, Phillip Garrido, is her only contact.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Dependent on Her Abductor
Phillip Garrido's wife is introduced bearing dolls and chocolate as gifts.
Watch: Introducing Jaycee Dugard to Nancy Garrido
While held captive she gives birth to two girls.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Pregnant at Age 14
Over 18 years, officials fail to detect a crime right under their noses.
Watch: Parole Officers Visit the House 60 Times
Lisa Campbell and Ally Jacobs look into Phillip Garrido's past after public rant
Watch: Unlikely Heroes Start to Investigate Garrido
The system failed despite Garrido being a known sex offender and being monitored
Watch: How Did Phillip Garrido Pull Off This Crime?
Nancy Garrido videotapes a parole officer as he conducts a surprise search.
Watch: Officer's Failed Search Caught on Tape
Adjusting to life after being rescued from the torments of Phillip Garrido.
Watch: Jaycee Dugard Recovers With the Love of Family
Jaycee Dugard has powerful memories from the last 20 years, 18 of them spent as a prisoner of kidnappers Phillip and Nancy Garrido. Yet, some of the most overwhelming memories come from her first two years of freedom which she and her children have spent reunited with her mother.
Jaycee Dugard's Triumph Over Kidnapping, Captivity
Authorities visited the home of Phillip Garrido at least 60 times and still somehow missed the hidden compound housing Jaycee Dugard and her two daughters. There were even reports that neighbors and residents alerted authorities to sightings of Dugard and the fact that children were living in tents in the convicted sex offender's backyard. Experts say there are several things you can look for to help a missing or exploited child.
How to Report a Missing Child Sighting
Jaycee Dugard has formed the JAYC Foundation to help families of abduction. Dugard, kidnapped at 11 and held captive for 18 years, has spent her first two years of freedom healing with her family. She now wants to help other families do the same.
Jaycee Dugard's New Foundation Helping Families of Abduction
20/20
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
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
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:46
ABC News: World News Tonight
Actors discuss the boundaries of the universe and the lasting impact this movie had on their personal lives.
Watch: Blast Off: Matthew McConaughey and the Cast of 'Interstellar'
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.
How Dogs Are Doing After Tussle With 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 Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola from Liberian national Thomas Duncan is virus-free, her mother said in a statement obtained by ABC News.
Nurse Who Contracted Ebola Virus-Free
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
"Jeff is home we'd like to thank God for his hand of protection over Jeff for these past six months," the family's attorney said in a statement with the Fowles standing beside him.
Family of American Freed From North Korean Prison Thanks God For His Release
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
Federal official say a previous count of the number of vehicles that could be loaded with defective airbags came up short by more than three million, and the government website drivers could use to see if their individual car is on the list is currently down due to ???intermittent network issues.???
Feds: Our Bad, Millions More Airbags Could Be Dangerous
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: Renee Zellweger's New Look
Oscar Pistorius gets 5 years in prison; the dangers of driving while drowsy.
Full Episode: WN 10/21: Benjamin Bradlee Washington Post Editor Dead at 93
A manhunt is underway after a murder suspect was mistakenly released from a Baltimore detention center, with a corrections employee placed on leave due to the error.
Murder Suspect was Accidentally Allowed to Walk Free
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

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