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France Produces ‘No Austerity’ Budget, Defying E.U. Rules
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:33:16 GMT

The plan defers bringing the budget deficit within a European threshold by two years, as Paris said that a more rapid shift would harm the economy.






David Cameron, With Eye on Next Election, Tries to Rouse His Base
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:26:41 GMT

The British prime minister promised tax cuts, new “starter homes” for first-time buyers under 40 and no spending reductions for the National Health Service.






Bits Blog: German Regulator Warns Google Over Collecting Users’ Data
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:23:52 GMT

The city of Hamburg’s data protection commissioner said the tech giant’s information gathering risked creating “meaningful and comprehensive” records of individuals without consent.






Detentions of Hong Kong Protest Sympathizers Reported in Mainland
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:54:43 GMT

The Chinese authorities have detained nearly two dozen people in an effort to contain the spread of pro-democracy sentiment, a report said Wednesday.






Taliban Stage Attacks on Day After Afghanistan and U.S. Sign Security Deal
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:51:17 GMT

The strikes on military transport vehicles killed seven Afghan soldiers and wounded nearly 20 others, officials said.






For Hong Kong Leader, Pressure Builds From Both Sides
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:11:40 GMT

Leung Chun-ying is the man on whom China is relying to quell the pro-democracy demonstrations in Hong Kong. He has also become a main target of the protest.






Protesters in Hong Kong Are Targets of Scrutiny Through Their Phones
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:00:10 GMT

A fake mobile app, designed to lure demonstrators, has been found that can be used to eavesdrop on individuals and their data.






Tesco Faces Inquiry by British Watchdog Over Profit Shortfall
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:04:48 GMT

The announcement by the Financial Conduct Authority deals another blow to the supermarket chain, whose stock has fallen by nearly half since the start of the year.






12 Killed in Collision of Express Trains in Northern India
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:00:17 GMT

At least 40 people were injured in the crash in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night, according to railway officials.






Hong Kong Government’s Strategy on Protesters: Wait Them Out
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:59:28 GMT

The city’s top leader and his aides are said to hope that the disruption will eventually turn the public against the pro-democracy protests, which swelled further on Wednesday.






Former Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat Dead at 87
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:49:06 GMT

Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.






Restaurants: Restaurant Review: Keith McNally’s Cherche Midi
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:22:03 GMT

Cherche Midi may be Keith McNally’s most thorough repudiation of the downtown scene and current dining trends of the six restaurants he operates.

3 Soldiers Are Charged With Homicide in Mexico Killings
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:38:13 GMT

The three are accused in the June killings of 22 people in western Mexico, Attorney General Jess Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.






Kissinger Drew Up Plans to Attack Cuba, Records Show
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:19:12 GMT

Newly disclosed government documents show that in 1976, Secretary of State Henry A. Kissinger mapped out secret plans to launch airstrikes against Havana and “smash Cuba.”






Obama Approves Plan to Let Children in Central America Apply for Refugee Status
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:05:32 GMT

The program is aimed at helping to discourage many children from making a long, dangerous trek across Mexico in an attempt to cross into the United States and join their parents.

Hong Kong Protests Are Leaderless but Orderly
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:43:46 GMT

The crowds on the streets maintain fastidious attention to hygiene and good manners as they rally for democracy.






DealBook: EBay to Spin Off PayPal, Adopting Icahn’s Strategy
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:38:39 GMT

The move, which the activist hedge fund magnate Carl C. Icahn had called for, will cleave eBay almost in half and separate it from a company that generates almost half its revenue.






News Analysis: Showing Concern for the President, Even While Criticizing Him
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:09:59 GMT

Democrats say Republicans could use the intense focus on security lapses at the White House to further undercut confidence in the Obama administration.

Chinese Web Censors Struggle With Hong Kong Protest
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:08:48 GMT

Beijing’s effort to limit information on the Hong Kong protests has been met by clever ways of expressing dissent.

Apple Pay Signals New Era at Cash Register
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:05:42 GMT

The swift reaction by companies in the weeks since Apple Pay was unveiled makes clear that how we normally pay for goods and services is ripe for transformation.

For Obama and Indian Leader, a Friendly Stroll if Not a Full Embrace
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:05:28 GMT

The White House tried to spotlight hopes for working with Prime Minister Narendra Modi while not lavishing full pageantry on a leader who was once barred from entering the United States.

An Ever-Expanding List of Unwelcome Visitors to the White House
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:00:48 GMT

Presidents have faced astonishing breaches at “the people’s house,” long before an intruder with a knife managed to slip past security and run around the State Floor this month.






Lawmakers Rebuke Secret Service Chief Over White House Breach
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:52:37 GMT

Members of Congress raised doubts that Julia Pierson, the agency’s director, was the right person to confront what they called systemic problems and a lack of candor about recent breaches.






Judge Accepts Guilty Plea in 1998 Embassy Bombings
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:46:54 GMT

In an agreement with prosecutors, Adel Abdul Bary will face a maximum sentence of 25 years for charges including being part of a conspiracy to kill Americans.

Ebola Is Diagnosed in Texas, First Case Found in the U.S.
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:41:11 GMT

Federal health officials say that hospitals in the United States have expected and prepared for the Ebola virus, for which a man is being treated in Dallas.







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U.S. health experts in Dallas review potential Ebola exposure
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:20:38 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts in Dallas were taking stock Wednesday of how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just a day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said.






Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:14:18 GMT

MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria.






At least 10 killed in shelling of school and mini-van in Ukraine
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:46 GMT

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a public transit mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire between separatists and government forces.






Defiant Hong Kong protesters demand leader steps down
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:34:40 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong on Wednesday, some of them jeering National Day celebrations, and students threatened to ramp up demonstrations if the city's pro-Beijing leader did not step down.






Japanese rescuers find more dead on volcano, toll at 47
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:11 GMT

TOKYO (Reuters) - The death toll from a Japanese volcano eruption rose to 47 on Wednesday, the worst in 88 years, after more victims were discovered on the ash-covered mountain.






Special Report: In foreign hands, British automakers overtake France
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:46:52 GMT

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - When Britain lost its last native car company 20 years ago, it was lamented across the political spectrum as a national catastrophe.

An environmentalist's calculated push toward Brazil's presidency
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:05:15 GMT

RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - In March 2003, three months into her tenure as Brazil's environment minister, Marina Silva gathered a half-dozen aides at the modernist ministry building in Brasilia, the capital.

Coalition jets strike Islamic State near Turkish border: Kurdish sources
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:58:07 GMT

MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led forces launched air strikes on Islamic State fighters who are besieging a Kurdish town near the Syrian border with Turkey on Wednesday, Kurdish sources in the town and a monitoring group said, a rare daylight coalition attack.

At least 10 people killed in shelling on and near school in Ukraine's Donetsk: city authorities
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:54:17 GMT

DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) - At least 10 people were killed on Wednesday when shells hit a school playground and a mini-van in a nearby street in Donetsk in eastern Ukraine, city authorities and Reuters witnesses said.






Taliban bomb Afghan army vehicles in Kabul, seven dead
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:42:40 GMT

KABUL (Reuters) - Two Taliban suicide bombers carried out separate attacks on Afghan army vehicles in Kabul on Wednesday, killing seven people and injuring 19, the government said, a day after Afghanistan signed security deals with NATO and the United States.






Ackman's Pershing Square raises $3 billion in fund listing
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:36:39 GMT

LONDON (Reuters) - Pershing Square Holdings, a fund managed by activist investor Bill Ackman, raised $3.07 billion ahead of a stock market listing in Amsterdam, the company said on Wednesday.

Australian aircraft to support U.S.-led air strikes in Iraq: PM
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:40:21 GMT

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian aircraft will join the U.S.-led coalition in air strikes against Islamic State insurgents in Iraq in an initial support role, Prime Minister Tony Abbott said on Wednesday, ahead of a final decision to undertake bombing missions.






In attack by al Qaeda, lines blur between Pakistan's military, militants
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:39:25 GMT

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.

Asian factories slow in September, push inflation ever lower
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:38:47 GMT

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Factory activity stumbled across much of Asia in September, with slowdowns in India, Japan and Taiwan and an outright decline in South Korea delivering a setback to hopes for a pick in world growth this year.






Amid differences, Israel's Netanyahu to seek reassurances from Obama on Iran
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:02 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama and Israel’s Benjamin Netanyahu meet for a new round in their often-tense relationship on Wednesday, facing differences over Iran diplomacy and Middle East peace efforts as well as complications from the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants.

U.S. orders airlines to replace cockpit displays on 1,300 Boeing airplanes
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:35:00 GMT

(Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration is requiring airlines to replace cockpit displays on more than 1,300 Boeing Co airplanes to avoid interference from Wi-Fi and cellular devices.

Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:23:19 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in Asia.

Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:58:17 GMT

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.

Brazil's Rousseff widens lead over Silva in fresh polls
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:51:15 GMT

BRASILIA/SAO PAULO (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has solidified her lead over opposition candidate Marina Silva and would win a runoff vote to Brazil's presidential election, two new polls showed on Tuesday.






First Ebola case diagnosed in the United States: CDC
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:45:43 GMT

(Reuters) - U.S. health officials said on Tuesday the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus had been diagnosed in the country after flying from Liberia to Texas, in a new sign of how the outbreak ravaging West Africa can spread globally.

Hong Kong protests approach potential National Day flashpoint
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:39:32 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of Hong Kong early on Wednesday, ratcheting up pressure on the pro-Beijing government that has called the action illegal and vowed to press ahead with National Day celebrations.






In al Qaeda attack, lines between Pakistan military, militants blur
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:26:16 GMT

KARACHI Pakistan/ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Months after Owais Jakhrani was sacked from the Pakistan navy for radical Islamist views, he led an audacious mission to take over a warship and turn its guns on a U.S. naval vessel in the open seas.






Kurds seize Iraq/Syria border post; Sunni tribe joins fight against Islamic State
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:31:05 GMT

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish troops drove Islamic State fighters from a strategic border crossing with Syria on Tuesday and won the support of members of a major Sunni tribe, in one of the biggest successes since U.S. forces began bombing the Islamists.






Obama, Modi work to deepen improving U.S.-India ties
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:19:55 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi agreed on Tuesday to deepen U.S.-Indian cooperation on maritime security to ensure freedom of navigation in what amounts to a response to China's naval muscle-flexing in the Asia-Pacific.






Canada murder trial hears of body parts in mailed parcels
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:01:08 GMT

MONTREAL (Reuters) - A Canadian man who has admitted to killing and dismembering a Chinese student sent packages of body parts, pink tissue paper and hand-written notes to elementary schools and political parties, jurors were told on Tuesday.







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4 more kids with mystery illness
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:23 EDT

Doctor in Colorado spotted it first -- a group of 10 children hospitalized with signs of a neurologic illness. Now doctors in Boston are reporting patients with similar symptoms.

Suspect in Realtor's killing: 'Sorry'
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:59:32 EDT

The body of missing Arkansas realtor Beverly Carter has been located north of the Little Rock area, the Pulaski County Sheriff's Office said.

Pipe bombs found in Pa. manhunt
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:00:28 EDT

Pennsylvania State Police say investigators found two fully functional pipe bombs in the three-week search for suspected cop killer and self-taught survivalist Eric Matthew Frein.

Death penalty in beheading case?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:16:05 EDT

Alton Alexander Nolen, 30, was charged Tuesday with first-degree murder and attempted murder in the beheading of a 54-year-old woman last week at his former workplace in Oklahoma and an attack on another woman, said Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn.

Morgan: Walmart blames me?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:16:39 EDT

Walmart has responded to a lawsuit filed by Tracy Morgan over a deadly car crash that left the comedian in critical condition. The big box store blamed the injuries suffered by Morgan on his failure to wear a seat belt.

Hidden camera raises awareness
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:22:08 EDT

Bra cam catches oglers eyeing cleavage...but for a good cause. CNN's Jeanne Moos says raise your eyes-and awareness!

The great American freakout
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:53:52 EDT

Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had uncovered a plot by ISIS sympathizers to attack subway systems in Paris and New York. Al-Abadi, who was in New York attending the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, said the information had come from his country's intelligence service.

How blogger makes millions
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:02:13 EDT

CNN's Myleene Klass meets Chiara Ferragni -- the fashion world's biggest blogger.

What's streaming in October
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:07:30 EDT

Netflix, Amazon, Hulu and iTunes are adding titles to their streaming options in October.

Will Netflix end movie theaters?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:04:43 EDT

Nischelle Turner explains how Netflix's sequel to 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' will impact you.

Live, from New York! 'SNL' at 40
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:41:58 EDT

As "Saturday Night Live" enters its 40th season, here's a look back at some memorable moments.

George Clooney's wedding photo
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:39:30 EDT

It may have taken him awhile, but it looks like waiting to get married was more than worth it for George Clooney.

Beyonce, Jay-Z, Beckham went where?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:14:26 EDT

They're three of the world's biggest superstars -- so how did Beyonce, Jay-Z and David Beckham spend their night in Paris?

China makes NY look like 3rd world
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:02:52 EDT

Anthony Bourdain discovers the new Shanghai. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday 9pm EST.

'Doctor Who': Where are they now?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:29:37 EDT

'SNL' mocks NFL's Roger Goodell
published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:25:33 EDT

Actor Chris Pratt imitates NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in a "Saturday Night Live" skit. Susan Hendricks reports.

Bill targets fed workers' porn habit
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 10:46:56 EDT

Rep. Mark Meadows talks about a bill that he introduced to ban federal employees from watching pornography at work.

First Ebola diagnosis in U.S.
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:44:56 EDT

A patient at a Dallas hospital is the first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Should we be concerned?

Ebola Fast Facts
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:08:10 EDT

Here's some background information about Ebola, a virus with a high fatality rate that was first identified in Africa in 1976.

How the Ebola virus spreads
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:29:27 EDT

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.

Why isn't containment working?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:37:23 EDT

Why is Ebola still spreading in West Africa? Because our main method of control isn't working. Elizabeth Cohen explains.

Bleach is best friend in this fight
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:14:34 EDT

CNN's Nima Elbagir reflects on a harrowing trip to Liberia where she covered the deadliest Ebola outbreak in history.

Photos
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:31:01 EDT

The current Ebola outbreak in West Africa is the deadliest ever, health officials say.

What Jimmy Carter, 90, did right
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:18:17 EDT

Julian Zelizer says former president Jimmy Carter's message about the need to restore trust in public officials is a vital one, decades after the now 90-year-old former president first voiced it.

The trouble with y'all moving to Texas
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:33:46 EDT

James Moore says everybody's moving to Texas. But they might not bargain for the drought and 10-lane traffic jams.

A 911 call, a black man dead
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:25:47 EDT

Jesse Williams says the videotape and 911 call that resulted in police gunning down John Crawford at a Walmart reveals the fatal injustice of racial assumptions.

Half of nature is still here! ... Yay?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:32:39 EDT

In case you've avoided reading what may be the more depressing reports in the history of the natural world, the awful take-away is basically this: Half the animals of planet Earth have disappeared since 1970, and much of it is the fault of humans.

Get real: Okla. beheading is terrorism
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:53:04 EDT

Colleen Hufford, 54, was beheaded by Alton Nolen during a surprise attack at a Vaughan Foods plant in Oklahoma last week, according to police. Thankfully, before the terrorist -- yes, terrorist -- could behead another victim, Traci Johnson, he was shot by the company's CEO, Mark Vaughan, who is also a deputy sheriff.

Hikers' bodies moved from volcano
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:46:14 EDT

Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan resumed Wednesday, after search teams had been hampered by gas and hot ash shooting into the air.

Huge crowds join Hong Kong protests
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:44:38 EDT

Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's "Umbrella Revolution."

Armed man shared elevator with Obama
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:50:42 EDT

Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service on Tuesday appears to conflict with the news that broke hours after Julia Pierson's testimony -- that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol, during his trip to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta two weeks ago.

No charges for ex-Gitmo prisoner
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:43:48 EDT

British authorities dropped charges against high-profile former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg on Wednesday, days before he was due to go on trial on charges of attending a terrorist training camp in Syria.

10 die as shells hit Ukraine bus, school
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:44:05 EDT

A school and a bus were shelled in war-torn eastern Ukraine on Wednesday, leaving at least 10 people dead, officials in the country's Donetsk region said.

Officials: Mayor shot, killed by wife
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:20:57 EDT

The mayor of a city in Los Angeles County, California, was shot and killed Tuesday, an official said.

Source: DNA links cases of Va. women
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:19:20 EDT

DNA evidence links Jesse Matthew, a suspect in this month's disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, to the death of Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington, who disappeared in 2009, a law enforcement source told CNN Monday. And state authorities are checking other unsolved homicide and missing person cases for possible connections.

Dad did double-take at suspect's pic
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:06:33 EDT

It was the picture of Jesse Matthew that made the father of slain Virginia Tech student Morgan Harrington do a double-take.

The link between cancer and obesity
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:16:44 EDT

5-hour thriller in Kansas City
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:54:07 EDT

We throw around the word "epic" so casually that we have to dig deep into our thesaurus to accurately convey what happened at Missouri's Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.

Bill Maher slammed for comments
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:29:16 EDT

Reza Aslan offers his reaction to Bill Maher's recent remarks regarding the link between violence and Islam

Look at me! 24 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:51:03 EDT

Once-vast sea dries up to almost nothing
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:12:03 EDT

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in central Asia.

World's most dangerous border?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:05:30 EDT

Syrian refugees flee to the Spanish territory of Melilla, and there are fears ISIS has too. CNN's Nima Elbagir reports.

New female Thor has arrived
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:29:49 EDT

It's been less than two months since the world first learned about it, and now, it's official. Call her Thor.

The dark arts of golf's glamour girl
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:35:44 EDT

Her artwork is dark, bold and often sombre, with black figures and sinister skulls splattered across the canvasses. "I don't know how to paint happy," says golf's poster girl Michelle Wie. "I think it releases a lot of the darker feelings in me.

Raw scenes from Hong Kong protests
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:29:20 EDT

Thousands of protesters fill the streets of Hong Kong as police use tear gas and pepper spray to control the crowd.

Christie: I'm here for Whitney Houston
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:35:05 EDT

Chris Christie speaks with Dana Bash about the stigma surrounding drug addiction and his plans for 2016.

Lab may hold secret to Alzheimer's cure
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:26:11 EDT

The University of Miami Brain Endowment Bank provides brain tissues to researchers to study various brain disorders.

Hip hop's origins trace back to ...
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:55:21 EDT

Did you know hip hop's origins trace back to a '73 party held in DJ Kool Herc's Bronx building? See Parts Unknown 10/5

This movie costs more than going to Mars
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:54:37 EDT

India made a ship that orbited Mars for less than it cost to make the movie "Gravity." CNN's Rachel Crane reports.

Is this the end for movie theaters?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:52:28 EDT

Nischelle Turner explains how Netflix's sequel to 'Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon' will impact you.

Best restaurants in NYC are...
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:09:42 EDT

Michelin Travel Publications rolled out the results for New York City's 2015 Michelin Guide today, and 73 area restaurants earned one or more of the guide's highest honor - the Michelin star.

Photos: Jimmy Carter turns 90
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:34:21 EDT

Any diet works ... if you do this
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:19:01 EDT

From what to eat to how much to exercise, Elizabeth Cohen explains what you really need to do to lose weight.

Puppy flees from heart-warming reunion
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:32:57 EDT

Anderson Cooper covers the story of Gigit, a Jack Russell terrier who fled from its owners after a cross country reunion.

What a shot! 38 sports photos
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 06:47:28 EDT

Ellsberg: He's a hero
published: Mon, 10 Jun 2013 14:18:17 EDT

Daniel Ellsberg tells CNN's Don Lemon that NSA leaker Edward Snowden showed courage, has done an enormous service.

Armed man shared elevator with Obama
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:32:13 EDT

Testimony given by the director of the embattled U.S. Secret Service appears to conflict with the news that a private security contractor with a gun shared an elevator with President Obama, in violation of protocol.

As U.S. sees its first Ebola case, learn how the virus spreads
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:55:24 EDT

As the worst Ebola outbreak in history touches the United States with the diagnosis of the first case within America, questions arise about how the infectious virus is spread.

Once-vast sea dries up to almost nothing
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:31:34 EDT

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Europe's newest front line against ISIS
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:12 EDT

Spanish authorities fear that among the tide of migrants from Syria, Mali, Libya and elsewhere, there may be some intent on bringing jihad to Europe, using the same routes used by people-smugglers across North Africa.

Australian planes join ISIS fight
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:41 EDT

A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized a swath of Iraq and Syria.

U.S. military assets used in Syria
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:11:51 EDT

Christians flee Iraq ahead of ISIS
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:12:39 EDT

CNN's Ben Wedeman visits a refugee camp in Irbil where displaced Iraqis search for permanent homes.

Mom sobs over teenage jihadi son
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:47:13 EDT

A mother describes her teenage son, who joined an Islamist militant group and reportedly died in a U.S. airstrike.

Ebola in U.S.
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:21:13 EDT

In this age of modern air travel, it was just a matter of when, not if.

Hong Kong
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:44:39 EDT

Hong Kongers marked China's National Day in unprecedented fashion Wednesday, as huge crowds of pro-democracy protesters thronged the streets of the Asian financial hub for what is shaping up as a critical day in the territory's "Umbrella Revolution."

Great American freakout
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:43:04 EDT

Late Thursday morning, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi told a group of reporters in New York that his country had uncovered a plot by ISIS sympathizers to attack subway systems in Paris and New York. Al-Abadi, who was in New York attending the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, said the information had come from his country's intelligence service.

ISIS
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:41 EDT

A day after Britain's military launched its first airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq, the question is who will be next to join the U.S.-led coalition in its air campaign against the extremists who have seized a swath of Iraq and Syria.

Aral Sea
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:30:41 EDT

The Aral Sea was once the world's fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Volcano
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:19:48 EDT

Efforts to recover bodies from an erupting volcano in central Japan resumed Wednesday, after search teams had been hampered by gas and hot ash shooting into the air.

Secret Service
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:43:52 EDT

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Kansas City Royals
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:45:26 EDT

We throw around the word "epic" so casually that we have to dig deep into our thesaurus to accurately convey what happened at Missouri's Kauffman Stadium Tuesday night.

Look at me! 24 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:55:01 EDT

What a shot! 38 sports photos
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:06:57 EDT

What do these videos say about society?
published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:39:45 EDT

For his latest book, Doug Rickard snatches frames from uploaded cell phone videos. He searched for terms related 'to the broken elements of the American economic spectrum' and much of what he found involved predatory acts, with people being exploited for 'likes,' he said.

The week in 31 photos
published: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:29:56 EDT

An abstract look at the World Trade Center
published: Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:48:04 EDT

What a shot! 40 amazing sports photos
published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 07:33:03 EDT

The week in 30 photos
published: Fri, 05 Sep 2014 06:53:34 EDT


BBC News - World

The latest stories from the World section of the BBC News web site.

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Defiant HK protests on National Day
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:21:08 GMT

Thousands gather in Hong Kong for pro-democracy rallies on China's National Day, despite a call by leader CY Leung to work with Beijing.

Deadly attack on Donetsk school
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:20:41 GMT

A shell blast kills four people at a school in the rebel-held Ukrainian city of Donetsk on the first day of classes, delayed because of the conflict.

Armed man shared lift with Obama
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:09:13 GMT

US President Barack Obama rode in a lift with an armed security contractor who had assault convictions, in another security lapse.

Iraq PM opposes Arab strikes in Iraq
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:36 GMT

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi tells the BBC he "totally" opposes Arab nations joining air strikes against Islamic State in his country.

Karadzic takes blame for Serb crimes
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:18:55 GMT

Radovan Karadzic sums up his defence saying he takes "moral responsibility" for crimes committed by Bosnian Serbs but denying he ordered killings.

Kissinger 'considered Cuba strikes'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:50:13 GMT

US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger wanted to "smash Cuba" by air strikes nearly 40 years ago, newly disclosed government documents show.

Fresh strikes around key Syrian town
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:07:35 GMT

US-led forces carry out air strikes on Islamic State militants battling Kurdish fighters around the northern Syrian border town of Kobane.

Japan volcano eruption deaths rise
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:35:45 GMT

Rescue workers in Japan recover 12 more bodies from Mount Ontake, bringing to 48 the number of those killed by Saturday's surprise volcanic eruption.

Troops 'retake' Somali mountains
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:29:05 GMT

Troops in Somalia have retaken the Galgala mountains from al-Shabab Islamist militants, the regional administration tells the BBC.

First Ebola case diagnosed in the US
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:11:13 GMT

A man who travelled from Liberia nearly two weeks ago is the first confirmed case of the deadly Ebola virus diagnosed on American soil.

Chile avalanche kills extreme skiers
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:14:46 GMT

Extreme skiers Jean-Philippe Auclair and Carl Andreas Fransson have died in an avalanche in southern Chile, officials confirm.

SA soap on hiatus after cast sacking
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:53:05 GMT

South African soap fans are cut off from the country's most popular programme following the August sacking of its entire cast.

Italy cuts MP's barbers' pay to 99K
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:34:09 GMT

The Italian parliament's barbers are having their top pay cut to "only" 99,000 euros (77,000) to save costs.

Chimp culture captured on camera
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:13:11 GMT

Researchers capture the social spread of a new type of tool use in a wild population of chimps for the first time.

Airlines told to replace cockpit kit
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:49:37 GMT

The US air safety regulator has ordered airlines to replace cockpit displays in more than 1,300 planes because of fears that wi-fi signals can make them go blank.

Counterfeit Xbox One makers charged
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:21:43 GMT

Five men accused of being part of a hacking ring that stole pre-release video games and put a prototype Xbox One on sale have been charged.

Mexico charges troops with homicide
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:49:01 GMT

Mexico's attorney general has charged three soldiers with murder during a shootout with 22 alleged gang members on 30 June.

Argentina defies US over debt payment
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:57:59 GMT

Argentina deposits $161m in bond interest payments with the state-controlled Nacion Fideicomisos bank, in an effort to skirt US court rulings.

Congo ex-fighters 'starve in camp'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:04:52 GMT

More than 100 demobilised militia fighters and their relatives die from hunger and disease in an army camp in DR Congo, according to a rights groups.

Hero's return for Kenyan Kimetto
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:21:42 GMT

Dennis Kimetto receives a hero's welcome on returning to Kenya after his world record-breaking run at the Berlin Marathon.

Syria peacekeeping 'impossible'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:13 GMT

The Philippines says it will not participate in "impossible or unclear" UN peacekeeping missions after a rebel ambush in the Syrian Golan Heights.

Afghan troops killed in Kabul attack
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:01:12 GMT

At least seven Afghan soldiers are killed in a suicide bomb attack targeting a bus carrying troops in the capital, Kabul.

UK's Lord Hill puts EU before City
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:36:00 GMT

The EU Commissioner-designate for financial services, Britain's Lord Hill, tells MEPs he will act for the whole EU, not for the City of London.

Norway best country for older people
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:02:05 GMT

Norway is the best place to be old, according to an index of the quality of later life in published on the UN's International Day of Older Persons.

Iran 'postpones' woman's execution
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:37 GMT

Iran is reported to have postponed the execution of Reyhaneh Jabbari, convicted of killing a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Hostage's wife makes new mercy plea
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:51:00 GMT

The wife of a British hostage being held by militants makes a renewed call for his release, saying there has been "outcry across the world" over his imprisonment.

Cameron pledges tax cuts 'for 30m'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:30:47 GMT

David Cameron says a future Conservative government would cut taxes for thirty million people as he delivers his party conference speech.

Body find sparks Alice murder probe
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:46:08 GMT

The disappearance of teenager Alice Gross is now being treated as a murder inquiry after a "significantly concealed" body is found.

France to shrink deficit by 2017
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:08:39 GMT

The French government says it will reduce its budget deficit to below the EU threshold of 3% of GDP by 2017, two years later than promised.

US dollar rally 'has years to go'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:29:38 GMT

The US dollar continued its rally on Wednesday, hovering near a four-year high against major currencies, and analysts say there is more to come.

Eurozone woes hit UK manufacturing
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:01:19 GMT

The UK manufacturing sector grew at its slowest pace for 17 months in September as a result of the strong pound and weakness in the eurozone, a survey indicates.

Lancaster signs England deal to 2020
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:18:23 GMT

Stuart Lancaster's contract as England head coach is extended until 2020 by the Rugby Football Union.

England stars 'treated like babies'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:22:18 GMT

England's players are suffering because they are not trusted to behave like grown-ups, according to Rio Ferdinand.

Gyan accuses player of racist abuse
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:09:57 GMT

Al Ain's Ghana striker Asamoah Gyan accuses Al Hilal midfielder Mihai Pintilii of racially abusing him in an Asian Champions League match.

AC/DC's Malcolm Young has dementia
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:56 GMT

Malcolm Young, founding member and rhythm guitarist of AC/DC, left the rock band because he is suffering from dementia, his family confirms.

Tom and Jerry carries racism warning
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:37:02 GMT

Tom and Jerry cartoons on television are being accompanied by a warning that they may depict scenes of "racial prejudice".

BBC World News wins two Emmy Awards
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:56 GMT

BBC World News America wins two News and Documentary Emmys for its coverage of the conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic (CAR).

VIDEO: Kurdish weapons 'no match' for IS
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:01 GMT

Clive Myrie reports from the Kurdish front line in Iraq where the Peshmerga are fighting IS with weapons they say are not up to the job.

VIDEO: Gates 'optimistic' for Ebola sufferers
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:27:37 GMT

Microsoft founder Bill Gates has said he is "optimistic" about increasing the treatment capacity for Ebola in West Africa.

VIDEO: US Ebola patient 'critically ill'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:00:29 GMT

A man has become the first case of Ebola to be diagnosed on US soil, as health officials try to trace everyone he was in contact with.

VIDEO: Wildlife populations halved in 40 years
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:53:04 GMT

A new study has warned that wildlife populations around the world have dropped by more than half in just 40 years.

VIDEO: 'I hid from boulders as volcano erupted'
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:26 GMT

A mountain guide who was on Mount Ontake when it erupted speaks about the moment it exploded without warning.

VIDEO: The battle to protect gates of Baghdad
published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:50:42 GMT

Iraqi ground forces, backed by air strikes, have been involved in fierce fighting with Islamic State (IS) militants in a town west of Baghdad.

VIDEO: Bomb-makers tracked via sewers
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 07:18:50 GMT

New technology allows security services to analyse the contents of the sewers to discover where people are making home-made bombs.

VIDEO: Conditions hamper Volcano rescue
published: Mon, 29 Sep 2014 23:16:41 GMT

Japanese rescue teams have spent a third day searching for survivors on Mount Ontake, trapped by Saturday's eruption.

Pain of Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:03:20 GMT

Pakistan's outcast Ahmadis on their fears for the future

Tunisian women take a 'step backwards'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:47:59 GMT

Tunisian women take a step backwards as poll contenders

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:07:53 GMT

How Bosnia is helping Cyprus find peace

Is yoga really about exercise?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:17:26 GMT

Is yoga really about exercise or spirituality?

Profile: Nato chief Jens Stoltenberg
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:42:57 GMT

Norway's master of surprises takes the helm

Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:54:48 GMT

Assad loyalists concerned by rise of Syria paramilitaries

Why Japan's sunny beaches are deserted
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:35:44 GMT

The rule that's left Japan's sunny beaches deserted

VIDEO: The day Ivan got hitched to Ove
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:08:36 GMT

How legalising same sex unions changed lives for gay couple

What is Pimco?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:04:30 GMT

The rise, and possible fall, of the 'Bond King', Bill Gross


MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

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Market Snapshot: U.S. stocks skid; manufacturing slows down
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:55:08 GMT

U.S. stock investors continue to sell off this week, pushing prices lower on Wednesday, as upbeat employment and manufacturing data for September, continued to raise concerns that the Federal Reserve may start tightening policy sooner.

Outside the Box: Why war is good
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:46:33 GMT

It ultimately leads to less violence among nations, writes Robert D. Kaplan.

Deep Dive: 10 S&P 500 earnings winners whose shares have risen up to 73%
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:32:28 GMT

These companies’ outperformance may extend into the fourth quarter, writes Phil van Doorn.

The Wall Street Journal: Buffett wins as Coca-Cola alters executive pay plan
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:26:34 GMT

Coca-Cola says changes to its executive-compensation plan will result in fewer stock awards and options to employees.

Outside the Box: Take a look at the good news in the Middle East
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:23:43 GMT

The Egyptian people have crowdfunded a new Suez Canal, contradicting those who only see division and war in the Middle East, writes Ahmed Amer.

The most ticketed car in America is…
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:57:07 GMT

Some vehicles receive more violations than others.

The Wall Street Journal: Hong Kong government open to meeting protesters, but no preconditions
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:48:41 GMT

The Hong Kong government has an “open attitude” to meeting Occupy Central protesters, but its condition is no preconditions.

Economic Report: ADP reports sixth month of job gains above 200,000
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:38:42 GMT

Private-sector hiring picked up slightly in September, marking the sixth consecutive month of job gains above-200,000, a sign of strong and steady.

Asia Markets: Japanese stocks pull back as yen softens
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:38:39 GMT

Stocks in Asia end mixed Wednesday, with Japanese shares falling on profit-taking while shares in Australia are lifted by a stronger U.S. dollar.

Bond Report: Treasurys surge alongside European bonds
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:32:36 GMT

Treasury prices jump as a new quarter gets underway, sending benchmark yields below the 50-day moving average.

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Fight for growing Pentecostal vote in Brazil
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:07:30 -0400

In this Sept. 25, 2014 photo, faithful raise their hands in prayer as they listen to Pentecostal pastor Silas Malafaia's preaching during a service at the Assemblies of God church in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. The swelling ranks of Brazil’s socially conservative Pentecostal population now represent over one-fifth of the electorate just three decades after barely registering any presence at all. (AP Photo/Leo Correa)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's rapid religious transformation is reverberating through the country's tight presidential race, where abortion and gay marriage have emerged as hot-button issues and Pentecostal televangelists are political power brokers.


UK drops terror case against ex-Guantanamo inmate
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:52:13 -0400

FILE - This is a Saturday, Feb. 28, 2009 file photo of former Guatanamo detainee Moazzam Begg, who was released in 2005, as he speaks during a session of the Convention Modern Liberty at the Institute of Education in London. British prosecutors Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014 dropped terrorism charges against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee Moazzam Begg who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects. Begg had been due to stand trial next week on seven counts relating to the war in Syria (AP Photo/Akira Suemori, File)LONDON (AP) — British prosecutors dropped terrorism charges Wednesday against a former Guantanamo Bay detainee who is a high-profile advocate for the rights of terror suspects.


Mom: Jailed Marine in Mexico suffering greatly
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:48:44 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — The mother of a Marine jailed in Mexico on charges of bringing weapons into the country says her son tried to kill himself in detention after receiving threats of rape, torture and execution.

Jeter launches site to connect athletes to fans
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:48:06 -0400

FILE - New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter addresses the media during a baseball news conference, in this Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2010 file photo taken at George M. Steinbrenner Field in Tampa, Fla. Jeter was one of the world’s most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he’s joining the media with a new website "The Players Tribune" devoted to delivering athletes “unfiltered” views to the fans. In a statement on the site that posted Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 Jeter said wants it to “transform how athletes and newsmakers share information, and bring fans closer than ever to the games they love.”(AP Photo/Brian Blanco, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter was one of the world's most covered athletes in media during his 20-season career with the New York Yankees. Now, he's joining media with a new website devoted to delivering athletes' "unfiltered" views to the fans.


Philippines seizes 15 paintings from Marcos family
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:47:08 -0400

This undated photo released by the Presidential Commission on Good Government shows a painting by Michelangelo Buenarroti titled "Madonna and Child," which is allegedly part of the rare art collections of the late Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Andres Bautista, head of the Presidential Commission on Good Government, said Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014 the Philippine government has seized at least 15 paintings from the home of the Marcos, part of efforts to recover 156 artworks included in his alleged ill-gotten wealth. The paintings reportedly include ones by Van Gogh, Monet, Gauguin and Michelangelo. (AP Photo/Presidential Commission on Good Government)MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippine government seized 15 paintings from the former home of late dictator Ferdinand Marcos as it tries to recover 156 artworks — including ones by Van Gogh, Monet and Michelangelo — accumulated from his alleged ill-gotten wealth, an official said Wednesday.


Experts question two-day delay in admitting Texas Ebola patient
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:45:19 -0400

A general view of the Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in a U.S. hospital was evaluated initially and turned away, a critical missed opportunity that could result in others being exposed to the deadly virus, infectious disease experts said. On the patient's first visit to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas last Friday, he walked into the hospital presenting “non-specific symptoms” and was sent home with a prescription for antibiotics, Dr. ...


Details of presidential security breaches evolve
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:44:48 -0400

Secret Service Director Julia PiersonWASHINGTON (AP) — A senior Democratic lawmaker wants Secret Service Director Julia Pierson to leave her post after a series of embarrassing presidential security breaches.


Andre 3000: 'Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:43:47 -0400

FILE - In this Nov. 13, 2012 file photo, musician and actor Andre Benjamin, better known as Andre 3000, appears at a promotional event for Gillette in New York. The Grammy-winning rapper says he hasn’t figured out what to do next in music. His last album with his best-selling group Outkast was released in 2006. The performer is the star of the Jimi Hendrix biopic, “Jimi: All Is By My Side,” released last week. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes Andre 3000 wonders: "Will I be the 'Hey Ya!' guy forever?"


Syria blasts at school kill 22, including 10 kids
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:39:12 -0400

Syrian Kurdish wait for transport as thousands of new Syrian refugees from Kobani arrive at the Turkey-Syria border crossing of Yumurtalik near Suruc, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted Islamic State fighters pressing their offensive against a Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border on Tuesday in an attempt to halt the militants' advance, activists said.(AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Twin car bombings near a school in Syria killed 22 people on Wednesday, including at least 10 children, with the second exploding as parents frantically searched for their sons and daughters in a street littered with school bags and body parts.


Revel buyers plan to re-open it as a casino
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:37:52 -0400

FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 1, 2014 file photograph, the closing Revel Casino Hotel, right, is seen next to the already closed Showboat Casino Hotel in Atlantic City, N.J. When the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel on the Atlantic City Boardwalk, closed, it was the most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling. On Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014, a bankruptcy court auction for Revel is scheduled to resume. An auction that began a week earlier was suspended due to the Rosh Hashanah holiday. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC told ...


Jury selection resumes in Jodi Arias retrial
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:37:08 -0400

This May 21, 2013 photo, Jodi Arias answers a question during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail in Phoenix. Jury selection resumes, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the penalty retrial of Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. Arias was convicted of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Jury selection resumes in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence.


US construction spending slows in August
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:35:24 -0400

Workers leave a construction site on September 5, 2014 in Bethesda, MarylandWashington (AFP) - US spending on construction slowed in August, with declines in both the private and public sectors, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.


GLAAD study: Gay depictions increase on TV
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:41 -0400

This photo released by Fox shows, Lea Michele, left, and Chris Colfer, in a scene from "Glee." The media advocacy group GLAAD on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, released its annual report on diversity on TV, including depictions of gay characters. (AP Photo/Fox, Eddy Chen)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Television has increased its depiction of gay, lesbian and bisexual characters, with the edge going to cable and the Internet over broadcast networks, according to a study released Wednesday by the advocacy group GLAAD.


Mock, 1st female pilot to circle globe, dies at 88
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:26:30 -0400

Geraldine "Jerrie" Mock, the Ohio housewife who 50 years ago became the first female pilot to fly solo around the world, has died. She was 88.

Eyeing 2015 vote, Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:25:46 -0400

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote address to the Conservative Party Conference in BirminghamBy Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe. The promise, which will cost over 7 billion pounds (11. ...


FBI turns animal cruelty into top-tier felony
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:22:51 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Young people who torture and kill animals are prone to violence against people later in life if it goes unchecked, studies have shown. A new federal category for animal cruelty crimes will help root out those pet abusers before their behavior worsens and give a boost to prosecutions, an animal welfare group says.

India celebrates good over evil at popular Hindu festival
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:21:57 -0400

An Indian artist makes effigies of the demon king Ravana at a fair in New Delhi to celebrate the Dussehra festival, on September 29, 2014New Delhi (AFP) - With traditional theatre and the burning of giant effigies, millions of Hindus across northern India are celebrating a religious festival that symbolises the triumph of good over evil.


NATO gets new chief_one Putin may approve of
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:47 -0400

New NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg arrives for his first day of work at NATO headquarters in Brussels on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. A two-time prime minister, Stoltenberg became a recognizable face on the international scene with his dignified response to the twin terror attacks that killed 77 people in Norway in July 2011. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO's new chief is calling on Russia to comply with international law, but says there's now a chance for improved relations between Moscow and the West.


U.S. health experts in Dallas review potential Ebola exposure
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:38 -0400

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts in Dallas were taking stock Wednesday of how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just a day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. The review comes even as health officials in Texas said healthcare workers tested negative for the virus and there were no other suspected cases in the state. ...


Pennsylvania trooper shot dead during gun training
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:19:08 -0400

CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's governor has ordered flags to fly at half-staff at the state Capitol and in Montgomery County in honor of a state trooper accidentally shot and killed during a gun training exercise at a safety facility.

3 soldiers charged in Mexico army killing of 22
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:16:49 -0400

FILE - In this July 3, 2014 file photo, state authorities use crime scene tape to seal off an unfinished warehouse that was the site of a shootout between Mexican soldiers and alleged criminals on the outskirts of the village of San Pedro Limon in Mexico state, Mexico. Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday Sept. 30 2014. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell, File)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Months after the Mexican army said it had killed 22 suspected gang members in a fierce shootout, three soldiers are being charged with homicide.


Turkey vows to fight Islamic State, coalition strikes near border
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:14:18 -0400

Turkish army tanks take up position on the Turkish-Syrian border near SurucBy Ayla Jean Yackley and Oliver Holmes MURSITPINAR Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey signalled it may send troops into Syria or Iraq and let allies use Turkish bases to fight Islamic State, as coalition jets launched air strikes on Wednesday on insurgents besieging a town on its southern border with Syria. The government sent a proposal to parliament late on Tuesday which would broaden existing powers and allow Ankara to order military action to "defeat attacks directed towards our country from all terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria". ...


Turkey will fight Islamic State, wants Assad gone: President Erdogan
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:14:18 -0400

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey will fight against Islamic State and other "terrorist" groups in the region but will stick to its aim of seeing Syrian President Bashar al-Assad removed from power, Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Wednesday . The advance of Islamic State insurgents to within sight of the Turkish army on the Syrian border has piled pressure on Ankara to play a greater role in the U.S.-led coalition carrying out air strikes against the insurgents in Syria and Iraq. ...

GM's US sales up 19 percent in September
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:12:08 -0400

DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks.

Truck deals help boost US auto sales in September
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:06:33 -0400

FILE - In this March 14, 2014 file photo, a 2015 Chrysler 200 automobile rolls down the assembly line at the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant in Sterling Heights, Mich. The major automakers release sales for September on Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)DETROIT (AP) — Big discounts on pickup trucks helped keep U.S. auto sales strong in September.


Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:04:18 -0400

HONG KONG (AP) — Student leaders of Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests warned that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by Thursday they will step up their actions, including occupying several important government buildings.

Charging documents show Phelps DUI tied to alcohol
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:04:15 -0400

FILE - In this July 11, 2014, file photo, Michael Phelps walks away from the starting block after winning the men's 100-meter butterfly at the Bulldog Grand Slam swim meet at the University of Georgia in Athens, Ga. Authorities say Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has been arrested on a DUI charge in Maryland. Transit police say they stopped the 29-year-old Phelps at the Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore around 1:40 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2014.(AP Photo/David Goldman, File)Michael Phelps can't seem to break a disturbing pattern.


Health officials say no other suspected Ebola cases in Texas
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:04:07 -0400

(Reuters) - Texas state health officials said on Wednesday they have no other suspected Ebola cases in the state, where the first confirmed U.S. case of the deadly virus has been reported. "We have no other suspect cases of Ebola in Texas at this time," the state health agency said in a Twitter post. (Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Jim Loney)

NATO's new leader says Russia can still destabilize Ukraine
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:58:52 -0400

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The ceasefire in Ukraine offers an opportunity but Russia still has the power to destabilize the country, NATO's new Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg said on Wednesday. "The ceasefire in Ukraine offers an opportunity but Russia maintains its ability to destabilize Ukraine. Russia remains in breach of international law," Stoltenberg told his first news conference as NATO leader. Stoltenberg also held out an olive branch to Russia, saying he saw no contradiction between aspiring for a constructive relationship with Russia and being in favor of a strong NATO. ...

UK's Cameron promises tax cuts, EU battle
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:54:10 -0400

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote speech to delegates at the Conservative Party annual party conference in the International Convention Centre in Birmingham, England, Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014. During his speech Cameron revealed anticipated tax changes for the basic rate tax payers and for the people who pay the top rate of tax. (AP Photo / Joe Giddens, PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT - NO SALES - NO ARCHIVESLONDON (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron promised a tough stance on Europe and tax cuts for millions in a speech designed to rally the Conservative faithful and sway other voters ahead of a national election next year.


Germany raises payments to communist-era prisoners
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:52:29 -0400

BERLIN (AP) — The German government is increasing by 20 percent payments to former political prisoners in communist East Germany, a move that comes a few weeks before the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Djokovic extends China Open winning streak to 21
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:52:27 -0400

Novak Djokovic of Serbia return a shots to Vasek Pospisil from Canada during the China Open tennis tournament at the National Tennis Stadium in Beijing, China, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)BEIJING (AP) — Novak Djokovic extended his winning streak at the China Open to 21 straight matches, beating Canada's Vasek Pospisil 6-3, 7-5 under the roof on center court on a cold, rainy Wednesday.


Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat dead at 87
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:43:23 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 23, 1993 file photo, New York City Mayor David Dinkins, center, joins in a conversation with Tel Aviv Mayor Shlomo Lahat, right, and Mrs. Lea Rabin, wife of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, at a reception for the Tel Aviv Foundation in New York. Former Tel Aviv mayor Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, has died at the age of 87. (AP Photo/David Karp, File)JERUSALEM (AP) — Former Tel Aviv mayor Shlomo Lahat, who presided over the city's transformation into a vibrant and open urban center, died Wednesday at the age of 87.


Man to be sentenced for plot to bomb holiday event
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:37:00 -0400

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Mohamed Mohamud, the young Somali American convicted of trying to bomb Portland's downtown square while it was filled with holiday cheer, will learn Wednesday if he gets to leave prison before he's an old man.


Former Hong Kong governor Patten calls for 'genuine consultation': BBC
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:34:40 -0400

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Hong Kong governor Chris Patten called on Wednesday for a new period of genuine consultation over demands for greater democracy in the former British colony which is witnessing its worst protests since China resumed its rule 17 years ago. "I think we've got to see dialogue replacing tear gas and pepper sprays," Patten, the last British governor before the 1997 handover of the territory to China, told BBC radio. ...

Karadzic: I am not linked to wartime atrocities
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:32:52 -0400

FILE - A Thursday, July 11, 2013 photo from files showing former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic awaiting the start of his appeal at the courtroom of the U.N. Yugoslav war crimes tribunal (ICTY) in The Hague, Netherlands. Prosecutors called former Bosnian Serb political leader Radovan Karadzic a liar in closing remarks at his genocide trial, saying his denials of responsibility for atrocities committed on a massive scale while he was in charge lack any credibility. Prosecutor Alan Tieger said Karadzic, 69, should be imprisoned for life if found guilty. Karadzic says he is innocent of any wrongdoing and was unaware of the 1995 slaughter of more than 7,000 Muslim men and boys by Serb forces at Srebrenica, the worst massacre in Europe since World War II. (AP Photo/Michael Kooren, Pool, File)THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Former Bosnian Serb leader Radovan Karadzic insisted Wednesday that U.N. prosecutors do not have "a shred of evidence" linking him to atrocities throughout the Bosnian war and accused them of putting the Serb people on trial.


Lithuania protests Russian seizure of fishing ship
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:31:03 -0400

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Lithuania has accused Russia of violating international maritime law by seizing a Lithuanian fishing vessel and its 28-member crew in Arctic waters.

Dallas ambulance crew exposed to Ebola patient test negative for virus
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:29:12 -0400

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) - All three members of Dallas ambulance crew exposed to a patient who developed Ebola have tested negative for the virus, the City of Dallas said on Wednesday. The crew members have been quarantined. They will be closely monitored for the next 21 days, the city said on its Twitter feed. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz)

Steinem: Domestic violence discussion a positive
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:21:30 -0400

FILE - In this April 4, 2014 file photo, Gloria Steinem attends the The 5th Annual DVF Awards at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. International human rights organization Equality Now announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, it will honor Steinem for her six decades of work for women’s rights. Salma Hayek will also be recognized for her efforts to end violence against women and girls at the organization’s gala fundraiser Nov. 3 in Beverly Hills, Calif. (Photo by Luiz C. Ribeiro/Invision/AP, file)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Feminism pioneer Gloria Steinem says that if anything good has come from the NFL's domestic violence scandal, it's that we're actually talking about domestic violence.


Kenya sentences two Iranians for using fake Israeli passports
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:20:51 -0400

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A Kenyan court on Wednesday ordered two Iranians held under anti-terrorism laws to serve two years in jail or pay a hefty fine after they pleaded guilty to using fake Israeli passports to enter the East African country last month. Kenyan anti-terrorism police arrested the two on suspicion of plotting an attack in Kenya as they prepared to board a flight at Nairobi aiport on Sept. 18 bound for Belgium. It was not immediately clear whether officials' concerns about a possible attack had been put to rest. ...


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World on Fire: Can Washington Handle Cyclone of Crises?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:16:51 GMT

It’s difficult to dismiss how these negative storylines have defined Obama’s sixth year in office and have highlighted a lack of control over events.






Hong Kong's Champagne-Swilling Leader Heckled, Jeered
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:54:42 GMT

Pro-democracy "Umbrella Revolution" activists heckled Hong Kong’s leader Wednesday as he drank Champagne at an event marking China's National Day.






Secret Service, Public Scandals: A Timeline of Gaffes
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:48:11 GMT

The embarrassments have continued under two directors.

Body-Cam Video Helps Clear Utah Cop in Shooting
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:13:32 GMT

The case is the first time the district attorney has relied on body-cam video to determine whether an officer-involved shooting could be justified.






Texas' Liberian Community Reacts to Ebola Patient
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:58:20 GMT

News that a patient at a Dallas hospital is being treated for Ebola after arriving from West Africa has alarmed the local Liberian community.

Did It Spread? What We Know About the Texas Ebola Patient
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:37:10 GMT

Here are answers to key questions about the first person to accidentally bring Ebola to the United States.






More Volcano Victims Found as Typhoon Takes Aim at Japan
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:29:45 GMT

Seismic activity and toxic gases have been hampering the efforts of search crews on Mt. Ontake, which is located 120 miles west of Tokyo.

Ebola Watch: CDC Monitoring People Close to U.S. Patient
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:16:17 GMT

A "handful" of people who may have had contact with the first patient to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. are being monitored by the Centers for Disease Control, Director Dr. Tom Frieden said.

This $2.4B Casino Sold for $110 Million
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:58:04 GMT

Revel Casino, which cost $2.4 billion to build, opened in 2012 and closed on Sept. 2.






One Title Derek Jeter Isn't Interested in Winning
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:49:27 GMT

Newly retired New York Yankees captain Derek Jeter insists there's one title he's not interested in: Most eligible bachelor.

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From the first reported case of Ebola in the U.S. to another Secret Service scandal, see the stories we're following.

ISIS Seizes Weapons After Overrunning Iraqi Base
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:55:02 GMT

The attack on Albu Aytha comes despite airstrikes by the U.S. and its allies and gains by Kurdish troops on the Iraqi-Syria border.






WATCH: China Censors Foreign TV Coverage of Protests
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:36:29 GMT

Chinese viewers of international TV channels such as CNBC are left in the dark as coverage of the Hong Kong “Umbrella Revolution” protest is censored.






U.S. Sending Battle Tanks, Troops to Former Soviet Soil
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:28:28 GMT

U.S. troops and tanks will deploy across the three Baltic states and Poland on a mission designed to deliver a message to Moscow.






Billion-Dollar Bombing: Cost of Fighting ISIS Adds Up
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:19:40 GMT

The Pentagon estimated that airstrikes cost $10 million per day.






California Mayor Fatally Shot in Domestic Dispute
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:03:32 GMT

Mayor Daniel Crespo of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed Tuesday during what authorities told NBC News was a domestic dispute.






'Hazardous Waste' Site Destroyed by Major Blaze
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:50:34 GMT

A large fire destroyed a manufacturing building in Seattle and prompted an effort to contain toxic chemicals.






'Vicious' Nuclear Engineer Killed Wife With Nicotine
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:43 GMT

A former nuclear engineer accused of poisoning his wife to to collect a life insurance payout was convicted Tuesday of first-degree murder.






Mother Choked Six-Year-Old Over Chocolate Milk: Cops
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:55:42 GMT

A Houston woman is being accused of choking her 6-year-old son after she caught him drinking chocolate milk without permission.






Did 'The Purge' Inspire Violence at Six Flags?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:55:18 GMT

Police are looking into the possibility that a movie plot may have motivated chaos at Six Flags America that sent three teenagers to the hospital.






Will DUI Charge Dim Michael Phelps as Sponsor Darling?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:16:11 GMT

Michael Phelps’ second DUI arrest has brand experts debating whether the most decorated Olympian can stay afloat as a beloved corporate pitchman.






California Mayor Fatally Shot in Domestic Dispute
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:05:25 GMT

Mayor Daniel Crespo of Bell Gardens, California, was shot and killed Tuesday during what authorities told NBC News was a domestic dispute.






Wife Released in Fatal Shooting of California Mayor
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:50:08 GMT

Bell Gardens, California, Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed Tuesday during what authorities told NBC News was a domestic dispute.






California Mayor Shot to Death by Wife: Investigators
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:43:56 GMT

Bell Gardens, California, Mayor Daniel Crespo was shot and killed Tuesday during what authorities told NBC News was a domestic dispute.






Pennsylvania State Trooper Killed in Gun Range Accident
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:35:13 GMT

Trooper David Kedra, 26, was participating in a training exercise at a gun range in Conshohocken at around 4:45 p.m. when he was shot in the chest.







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The first case of Ebola in a patient diagnosed in a U.S. hospital was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tuesday. The patient did not have symptoms when leaving West Africa, but developed symptoms approximately four days after ...
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Hong Kong Marks National Day as Protesters Continue Blockades - Voice of America
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Armed ex-convict rode Atlanta elevator with Obama, reports say - The Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
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The embarrassing disclosures about lapses in presidential security just keep coming for the Secret Service. Despite more than three hours of questioning by House lawmakers on Tuesday, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson neglected to mention another ...
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Does Gov. Chris Christie have a softer edge? - CBS News
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There's no front-runner for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, but one name always makes the short list: New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. In an interview with "CBS This Morning" co-host Gayle King, Christie said his decision making process ...
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Tracy Morgan 'can't believe' Walmart blaming him in deadly traffic accident - Fox News
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Revel Buyers Plan to Re-Open It as a Casino - ABC News
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A Canadian asset management company that won a bankruptcy court auction for the failed Revel casino hotel in Atlantic City plans to re-open it as a casino. Toronto-based Brookfield US Holdings LLC told The Associated Press on Wednesday it plans to ...
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With Derek Jeter's playing days officially over, the wait has begun for his eligibility for the Baseball Hall of Fame. But in a way Jeter is already in Cooperstown, where a number of artifacts tell the story of his celebrated career. Here is a list of what Jeter ...
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ADP says private firms added 213000 jobs in September
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ADP says private employers added 213,000 jobs last month, up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000 are usually enough to lower the unemployment rate, but the ADP figures can diverge from the official government jobs report, coming ...
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35,000 walrus come ashore as Arctic sea ice retreats

35,000 walrus that can't find Arctic sea ice for resting have come ashore in northwest Alaska, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The gathering of 35,000 walrus on shore is a phenomenon that has accompanied the loss of summer sea ice as the climate has warmed.

Children in Central America to apply for US refugee status from home

The Obama administration is initiating a program to create in-country processing centers for US refugee status in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador for minors who qualify. It is an attempt to help stem the flow of young migrants making the risky journey north alone.

At least 10 dead as Ukrainian rebels attack airport in Donetsk

Artillery shells hit a nearby schoolyard and residential area, producing most of the casualties.

$1 billion recreation spending fueled by sagebrush, study says

$1 billion in recreation spending helped boost economies in 11 Western states and helped efforts to protect greater sage-grouse habitat last year, according to a study commissioned by Pew Charitable Trusts. The $1 billion in recreation spending came mostly from hunters, campers, fishermen, and others.

Death toll rises on Japanese volcano Mount Ontake

The official death toll from Saturday's eruption of Mount Ontake rose to 47 Wednesday. This is Japan's worst volcano tragedy in postwar history. 

Does renouncing US citizenship really save money?

Renouncing US citizenship is a growing trend among high-earning expats living abroad, including Tina Turner and Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin. But does it make economic sense? 

Royals rally to edge Athletics in 'wild' AL wildcard playoff

It took three extra innings, but Kansas City advances to play the Angels after beating Oakland, 9-8, Tuesday night.

'The Decent One': The documentary about Heinrich Himmler is excruciating

Director Vanessa Lapa uses a cache of hundreds of Himmler's and his family's personal papers and rare footage to examine the question of how seemingly 'normal' people can perpetrate the worst human atrocities.

How do you get from dinosaur arms to bird wings? It's all in the wrist.

A team of scientists that looked at both dinosaur fossils and embryos of modern birds have clarified long-debated details about how dinosaur arms evolved into bird wings.

Hong Kong protests: Is there room for compromise?

Authorities have withdrawn police from protest sites, apparently calculating that demonstrators will start to lose public support. Both sides are entrenched and seem unwilling to yield.

Battle for the Senate: Who else is spending like the Koch Brothers?

The big spenders cross the political spectrum from Charles and David Koch and the US Chamber of Commerce on the right to billionaires Michael Bloomberg and Tom Steyer on the left. But the key name in US campaign funding is 'anonymous.'

ADP says private firms added 213,000 jobs in September

ADP says private employers added 213,000 jobs last month, up slightly from 202,000 in August. Job gains above 200,000 are usually enough to lower the unemployment rate, but the ADP figures can diverge from the official government jobs report, coming out this Friday.

'Our Lady of the Nile,' a novel set in Rwanda before the 1994 genocide, has an air of foreboding and urgency

Author Scholastique Mukasonga is a gifted storyteller with a sure sense of plot construction, and an aptitude for crafting piquant descriptions.

'George Frideric Handel: A Life With Friends' weaves an unusual tapestry from the music and friendships of a great composer

Ellen T. Harris uses Handel's music to analyze and contextualize his life and times, concentrating on the composer's interesting, albeit 'less famous' friends.

Gas prices: Why they'll keep falling

Despite turmoil across the globe, average US gas prices continue to plummet. As supplies continue to rise and demand stays flat, gas prices could stay low for some time.

First US Ebola case in Dallas: why public health threat remains small

The CDC announced the first US case of Ebola Tuesday, but the nature of the disease and US preparedness severely limit the prospects of an outbreak, experts say.

Taliban answer US-Afghan security pact with suicide bombing in Kabul

The Taliban attacked two Afghan Army buses in the capital today, killing at least seven. On Tuesday, the US and Afghan President Ashraf Ghani agreed to allow US and NATO forces to remain in the country beyond 2014.

Florida cop suspended after shooting black woman in back with stun gun

A Tallahassee, Fla., woman was shot in the back with a taser by a police officer after he attempted to take her into custody. The incident was captured on video. 

Do chimps have culture?

For the first time, scientists have recorded social learning in wild chimpanzees, suggesting that the last common ancestor of chimps and humans was also capable of cultural transmission.

Seeing love and healing

A Christian Science perspective: A higher sense of love brings healing.

The world's biggest energy hogs aren't who you think they are

You might expect the US and Canada to be home to some of the biggest energy consumers in the world, but Iceland and Luxembourg? Oilprice.com calculated the top 10 countries with the highest energy use per person and the results may surprise.

History, served up on two plates

One is remarkable for where it has been, the other for where I found it.

Windows 10: Microsoft's apologia for Windows 8 blends new with familiar

Although the current, wildly unpopular version is called Windows 8, Microsoft is skipping ahead to Windows 10 to emphasize the scope of the redesign.

How school spending by the rich is widening the wealth gap

Wealthier parents have been stepping up education spending so aggressively that they're widening the nation's wealth gap, studies suggest.

In Georgia, both parties are fighting for minority voters

Democrats hope to increase turnout among minorities, while Republicans are reaching out to about 275,000 people of color who have voted in general elections but have little or no history of casting Democratic primary ballots. 'We believe those are persuadable voters for us,' said Leo Smith, the minority outreach director for the Georgia Republican Party.

China's media blackout: No reports or images of Hong Kong protests

Hong Kong media, blanketed with images of masses of unarmed students fending off pepper spray with umbrellas, contrasts sharply with mainland China’s virtual blackout of news about the territory’s pro-democracy protests. 

Is US being weak - or careful - on Hong Kong protests? (+video)

As pro-democracy protests continue in Hong Kong, critics are calling for US sanctions on China. But, as long as the demonstrations remain largely peaceful, some US-China experts counter that the US is right to take a cautious approach, especially publicly.

California wildfires: 2014 budget spent, as typical high-fire season begins (+video)

Facing historic drought conditions, California firefighters are tapping into a state backup fund. As a result, firefighting crews can still be deployed and water tankers flown, despite spending beyond annual firefighting budget.                           

Federal judge rules Obamacare subsidies illegal. Will Supreme Court weigh in? (+video)

US District Judge Ronald White said the IRS lacked the authority to enact a regulation that allows the federal government to provide tax credits to qualified health care policyholders through health care exchanges.

US, Afghanistan sign agreement to keep 10,000 US troops in country past 2014

India's sunny 'saffron revolution'

In his visit to the US, India's new prime minister, Narendra Modi, makes an impression on his plans for the poor, especially in expanding solar power. His record so far suggests India could be a global solar champion.

Sexy Olaf? Re-vamping vampy Disney costumes for adults and kids

The hit film 'Frozen' has inspired the latest round of hyper-sexualized Halloween costumes, but parents can find resources for women and girl costumes online that don't involve fishnet tights or super short skirts.

Federal officials confirm first Ebola case diagnosed in US

The patient is being kept in strict isolation at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas, hospital officials said Monday. 

Multitudes of mighty sea monkeys move oceans, study says

Massive swells of billions of tiny brine shrimp may contribute as much to the churning oceans as much as wind and tides do, researchers found in a new study.

Could Michael Phelps' DUI hurt his comeback? (+video)

Michael Phelps apologized on Twitter for his arrest for driving under the influence this morning, saying he takes "full responsibility" for his actions. What could this mean for the swimming great's comeback?

Oil, railroad companies want seven years to fix tank cars

The president of the American Petroleum Institute told reporters Tuesday it could take up to one year for manufacturers to prepare to overhaul tank cars.

'Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon' sequel will debut on Netflix and IMAX

The new movie will be Netflix's first feature film. The sequel is being directed by martial arts choreographer Yuen Wo-Ping and will reportedly debut in August 2015.

California becomes first in nation to ban plastic bags at stores (+video)

California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) signed into law Tuesday legislation that will prohibit large grocery stores from offering single-use plastic bags to consumers, starting next July. Other restrictions will also phase in.

UK court sends message: tweeted threats will land you in jail

A British man who tweeted threats to a member of Parliament over her support for putting Jane Austen on the 10-pound banknote will serve 18 weeks in jail. The judge said his 'campaign of hatred' caused the MP to feel deeply threatened. 

Braised chicken with artichokes and olives

Bacon, marinated artichoke hearts, olives, garlic and lemon juice and zest combine with chicken drumsticks and thighs in this big-flavored braise.


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Too cool for normal pockets? Fashion to the rescue

Fashion labels are considering fitting extra large pockets into their jeans to allow on-trend fanbois and gurlz to trouser the supersized iPhone 6 Plus.…

APPLE is GOLDBRICKING IT: BEHOLD the iPad 2 Glister-Slab-Air
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New fondler set to come in Midas form, whisper sources

Apple is rumoured to be preparing to unleash a blinged-up golden iPad to satisfy some perceived consumer demand for ever more ostentatious devices.…

Meet AMD's pole-dancing 64-bit ARM chip: Hierofalcon wants to be in a mast near you
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:07:04 GMT

Virtual servers, virtual storage, virtual networks ... will it end?

AMD is today pitching its 64-bit ARMv8 system-on-chip codenamed Hierofalcon at software-defined networks in telcos. Essentially, it thinks the processor can do the job of dedicated hardware better, in terms of size and performance per watt.…

Wide Open Data: NYC taxi dump catches strip club Johns
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:05:07 GMT

Danger of supposed data democracy highlighted

Open Data zealots rarely give an individual’s privacy a thought – it’s just another obstacle to be driven over in their desire to provoke a data-powered revolution. But a gigantic dump of journeys made by licensed New York City taxis gives a vivid reminder of the dangers of careless data drops.…

Biz coughs up even less for security, despite mega breach losses
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:37:11 GMT

Spend more, say beancounters

Information security budgets are falling despite a continuing rise in the number of attacks, according to a new report by management consultants PwC.…

AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 hits the heart of London
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:17:06 GMT

Thinking of going to the town on the cloud? Go to the city first

Promo If you’re wondering whether you need to be in the cloud or what you should be doing there, you should definitely be at the AWS Summit 2014 on 21 October.…

Reddit trousers $50m to splash on ads, mobile and cash-generating staffers
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:57:06 GMT

Oh and we'll toss community some 'crypto gold'

Reddit has announced that it has managed to raise $50m in funding, which it plans to use to hire more staff, improve its mobile offering and, of course, make its ads better.…

CIOs: What’s stopping you getting on the board?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:44:11 GMT

Old hands spill the beans at Reg Roundtable

Reg Events Who really sets the technology strategy for your company? If you're the head of tech, but you’re not on the board, it probably isn’t you.…

Want to see the back of fossil fuels? Calm down, hippies. CAPITALISM has an answer
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:29:03 GMT

Make it cheaper and they will BUY

Worstall on Wednesday It's a distinctly lonely intellectual position to have — agreeing with the IPCC that climate change is a problem, one we're causing, and something that we might want to do something about but thinking that we've probably already done what we needed to do.…

Speaking in Tech: HP-EMC merger 'redonkulous' says EMC man Chad Sakac
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:16:04 GMT

Podcast Do your research before writing about it

DVLA website GOES TITSUP on day paper car tax discs retire
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:54:07 GMT

Welcome to GOV.UK - digital by de ... FAULT

The government's rebuilt Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) website went titsup last night after failing to cope with demand for its service as thousands of drivers rushed to renew their car tax.…

That PERSONAL DATA you give away for free to Facebook 'n' pals? It's worth at least 140
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:33:11 GMT

Study finds tectonic shift in pricing our personal data

“Who would have predicted, 20 years ago, that you’d get free stock quotes, free maps and a free encyclopaedia?” WiReD magazine’s “Senior Disruptor” Kevin Kelly* told a London conference last week.…

Windows 10: One for the suits - right Microsoft? Or so you THOUGHT ...
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:56:03 GMT

Redmond kills jarring desktop to apps break

Analysis Microsoft is courting corporate types with the newest version of its operating system, Windows 10.…

Gridstore bigs up hyper-converged box: Our storage nodes 'know' what Hyper-V needs
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:27:19 GMT

Upstart: Rivals 'not operating at both ends of the pipe'

Gridstore has introduced hyper-converged appliances for Hyper-V, including an all-flash variant.…

A moment of brilliance? UPnP for Internet of Stuff lightbulbs
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:03:11 GMT

Thus doth tech of future illuminate present, etc

Breaking Fad Home automation can be a lot of fun. However, it can also be the cause of an awful lot of headaches. So, you thought those remote control plug sockets from the DIY store were a good deal?…

Microsoft outspends world's tech firms with '€5m' EU lobby bill
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:28:03 GMT

And, if you believe these self-reported stats, Google spends just €1.5m...

Microsoft spends more than any other tech company in the world on lobbying the EU, if you believe the figures in the non-obligatory EU Transparency Register.…

Cable guy, Games of Thrones chap team up to make Reg 'best sci-fi film never made' reject
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:05:04 GMT

Spike TV to make Kim Stanley Robinson's Mars Trilogy

It wasn't quite good enough for you lot, but it looks like Kim Stanley Robinson's award-winning Mars Trilogy is set for TV adaptation.…

Larry Ellison, Oracle's humble CTO, demos cloud migration at OpenWorld
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:29:09 GMT

Ex-CEO still knows his way around a server

OpenWorld Larry Ellison is so confident that Oracle's new platform-as-a-service (PaaS) offering lets customers move their databases and applications to the cloud "with the push of a button" that he was even willing to try it himself in front of an audience of thousands.…

German data commish makes a Hamburger out of Google
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 07:02:12 GMT

Profiling punters? Get permission

In another likely-to-be-fruitless attempt to rein in the globalisation of privacy invasion, Hamburg is telling Google to seek punters' permission for a range of services that build user profiles.…

You dirty RAT: Hong Kong protesters hit by iOS, Android spyware
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:28:06 GMT

Did China fling remote access Trojan at Occupy Central?

Hong Kong activists rallying for electoral freedom are being targeted by an Android and iOS remote access Trojan.…

One million people have bonked on London public transport
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:03:05 GMT

They are doing it underground!

It seems that travellers on the London Underground are much more likely to pay by bonk with their contactless credit card than those on the buses.…

Researcher details nasty XSS flaw in popular web editor
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:28:12 GMT

First denial, then anger, then DDoS, then patching.

A tool that's popular with Microsoft's in-house developers, the RadEditor HTML editor, contains a dangerous cross-site scripting (XSS) vulnerability, researcher GS McNamara says.…

The Geek Chorus: 'Give MARK ZUCKERBERG all the DATA he wants!'
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:02:09 GMT

Robert Scoble made a Marxist out of me

Opinion I doubt he intended this. Nor, I suspect, did sponsors Telstra Digital know that a lovely luncheon laid out at Sydney’s Establishment would, by the end of Scoble’s all-over-the-map presentation about the new landscape of sensors, social, clouds, and services, leave me humming “The Internationale”.…

DataDirect Networks stuffs tricky GPFS file system into GS7K box
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:30:07 GMT

Easy-to-use, ready to run, raring to go

DataDirect Networks has bundled its GPFS parallel file system, which uses GridScaler technology, into its GS7K appliance. The appliance can use its WOS object storage as a huge back-end vault, which DDN hopes will remove GPFS set-up complexity while preserving standardised NAS access.…

Huawei promises €1.5 BILLION French investment
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:07:12 GMT

Cash splash follows prime ministerial love-in

China's telco juggernaut is taking its international charm offensive to France, promising investment, jobs and training after a confab with prime minister Manuel Valls.…

AMD, Oracle sweep their glasses off the table, ARM wrestle Hadoop for the data center
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:32:03 GMT

64-bit Cortex-A57 takes on elephant in the room

JavaOne AMD thinks the future of the data center lies in the ARM processor architecture, and it's betting that servers based on 64-bit ARMv8 will be humming in racks near you sooner than you expect.…

Nadella tells India: Microsoft data centres coming YOUR way
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:02:12 GMT

Will build three bit barns by 2015

Microsoft is schmoozing like a pro in the Indian market, with boss Satya Nadella announcing new data centres for Azure and Office365 in the country during a brief visit to Hyderabad.…

Xbox hackers snared US ARMY APACHE GUNSHIP ware - Feds
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:42:06 GMT

International charges net Americans and an Aussie

Hackers from the US, Canada and Australia have been arrested over a sting that took in the US Army, gaming companies and Microsoft. The Department of Justice accuses the alleged perps of copying software worth more than US$100m.…

US Attorney Gen latest to roast Apple, Google mobe encryption
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:20:04 GMT

Holder claims locked-down handsets will 'thwart' capture of child predators

Yet another US official has played the "think of the children" card, taking Apple and Google to task for implementing stronger encryption policies in their mobile platforms.…

Dude, you're getting a Dell! Uni of Queensland adds AU$275,000 cluster
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:02:09 GMT

HPC for bio, engineering, nanotech

The University of Queensland is the latest contributor to Australia's academic high-performance computing boom, with a AU$275,000 ($238k) cluster going live late in September.…

Google promises MORE CHOCOLATE to squish Chrome bugs
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:04:12 GMT

Bug bounty embiggened

Google has announced an uptick to what it'll pay for Chrome bugs, under its bug bounty program.…

OpenVPN open to pre-auth Bash Shellshock bug – researcher
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:08 GMT

Fallout continues. But you've patched, right? Right?

The Shellshock Bash bug, the gift that just keeps on taking, could also sting OpenVPN users, according to researcher Fredrick Stromberg.…

Telstra announces another national WiFi rollout
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:58:09 GMT

Party like it's 2004

Telstra has announced that its re-entry into the wireless hotspot business will go into live trial before the end of the year, using public phone boxes to host WiFi in “iconic” locations.…

Hong Kong protest puts mesh nets to the test in state censorship smash
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:30:13 GMT

FireChat becomes tool of choice for organizers

Protesters in Hong Kong have turned to the FireChat app to communicate electronically – because it uses mesh wireless networking and thus evades any attempt by the authorities to block the web amid ongoing unrest.…

Oracle will 'kill MySQL' and steal its users? Ha ha, haha, ha. Seriously, we won't – Oracle exec
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:38:37 GMT

These are the 'best years' of the database's life

OpenWorld If you think Oracle's only goal when it gained control of MySQL was to undermine it, Oracle has a message for you: Get over it.…

Microsoft WINDOWS 10: Seven, ate, Nine. Or 8 did, anyway
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:10:38 GMT

Windows NEIN skipped, tech preview due out on Wednesday

Vid+Pics Microsoft has shown off Windows 10, and described it as a blend of Windows 7 and 8.…

PEAK IPV4? Global IPv6 traffic is growing, DDoS dying, says Akamai
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:14:24 GMT

First time the cache network has seen drop in use of 32-bit-wide IP addresses

Broadband and IPv6 are hot – and distributed denial-of-service attacks and IPv4 are not. Well, that's according to Akamai.…

Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld and some Apple bloke attend glitzy iPhone 6 Paris launch
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:28:12 GMT

Never mind Jony Ive - who's the hobo lookalike?

Pics Tim Cook has made a bid to colonise the wrists of fashionistas everywhere by holding a series of promotional events for the Apple Watch in the world's most fashionable city.…

Ice, ice maybe: Evidence of 'Grand Canyon' glacier FOUND ON MARS
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:04:10 GMT

Telltale minerals identified in Martian Grand Canyon

Boffins have found evidence that suggests an ancient glacier was once at the bottom of a huge chasm known as the Grand Canyon of Mars.…

Hey Brit taxpayers. You just spent £4m on Central London ‘innovation playground’
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:36:10 GMT

Catapult me a Mojito, I feel an Digital Innovation coming on

The UK confirmed its global leadership in the burgeoning Innovation Consultancy industry with the opening of a "Digital Catapult Centre" in King’s Cross, London.…

Enormo reseller Insight hires former Cisco man to run EMEA services
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:18:11 GMT

Old world tech supplier to spin up cloudy biz

Insight EMEA claims to have taken a step forward on the long and winding path to tech services glory by recruiting a former Cisco and PricewaterhouseCoopers consulting chief to head up a newly erected division.…

Oracle crashes all-flash bash: Behold, our hybrid FS1 arrays
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:00:10 GMT

Mutant flash/disk box a pillar of storage: It's axiomatic

Welcome back to SAN array land, Oracle. Larry Ellison's company has reinvented its Pillar Axiom 600 SAN array as a hybrid flash/disk array, the FS1-2, with auto-tiering and noisy neighbours sorted.…

Universal Credit CRISIS: Howard Shiplee SHIPS OUT of top job
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:37:04 GMT

Exits post more than six months before contract expires

The Department for Work and Pensions' deeply troubled Universal Credit project has lost yet another chief, after Howard Shiplee quit the role on Monday.…

Cisco: Intercloud no longer lonely wanderer – BT, Ingram Micro and pals sign up
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:22:11 GMT

Management issues? Check. Data sovereignty? Check

With one eye on data sovereignty issues Cisco has hauled another batch of companies onto the Intercloud bandwagon, including telcos, channel partners and cloudy service providers.…

Scrapping the Human Rights Act: What about privacy and freedom of expression?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:05:07 GMT

Justice minister's attack to destroy ability to challenge state

Comment According to most of the broadsheets, if there is a Conservative government after the next General Election, the European Court of Human Rights will no longer be able to overrule British courts.…

Thinking of moving your business to the cloud? Try the AWS Enterprise Summit 2014 first
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:52:08 GMT

Plot an October revolution for your systems

Promo Amazon Web Services rolls into London on 21 October with an Enterprise Summit. And it is bringing out the big guns, with speakers from FTSE 100 companies.…

DOLPHINS SMELL MAGNETS – did we hear that right, boffins?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:41:13 GMT

Xavier's School for Gifted Magnetotaceans

Scientists have discovered that dolphins are sensitive to magnetic fields, shedding some light on how the lusty mammals navigate the oceans.…

Supercomputers: The Next Generation – Cray puts burst buffer tech, Intel Haswell inside
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:18:05 GMT

Go faster, faster compute screamers

Cray has new XC40 and CS400 superduper computers using Haswell processors and DataWarp burst buffer tech to keep the Haswell cores crammed with data to process.…

Icahn and I DID: eBay volte-faces, spins PayPal into separate biz
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:57:23 GMT

Boards scream in terror as bolshy investor's demands met

eBay has spun off its PayPal subsidiary after months of telling “noisy” activist investor Carl Icahn to shut up about it because it would never happen.…

Anti-Facebook Ello: Here's why we're still in beta. SPAMGASM!
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 12:37:58 GMT

Whack-a-mole play against abusers

+Comment Humblebrag site Ello, which has positioned itself as a worthy Web2.0rhea antiserum to the ad-poisoned Facebook, has come under attack from spammers.…


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Sprint doubles AT&T's double-the-data wireless promotion
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:12:23 GMT

Under new CEO Marcelo Claure, Sprint is keeping the pressure on its larger competitors and going directly after AT&T.






LG's F60, a midrange phone with 4G LTE, launches this week
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:04:40 GMT

The device, which will reach Europe first, features a 4.5-inch display, 4GB or 8GB of built-in storage, and Android 4.4.2 KitKat.






Google to offer schools, students unlimited storage for free
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:38:42 GMT

Currying favor with educators and the next generation of workers, Google lifts the 30GB limit on its free Google Apps service for education customers.






Comcast beefs up X1 cloud-based cable in San Francisco
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:31:26 GMT

Comcast inches closer to box-free TV in the country's tech hub by adding streaming of live TV to mobile devices in the home and the ability to download anything recorded to its DVR onto a gadget.






Get an Acer 11.6-inch touchscreen Chromebook for $219.99
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:30:00 GMT

Or a non-touchscreen model for $179.99. Plus: Three bonus deals, including a seriously sweet Xbox freebie!

Amazon, Disney close to mending strained relationship -- report
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:24:26 GMT

Some Disney DVD releases are back on Amazon after they were removed from the e-commerce site in August.

Key players in Internet of Things promote Thread protocol at Google campus
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:44:05 GMT

Google's Nest Labs, Samsung, Big Ass Fans and others came together to tout the burgeoning Thread standard that allows smart home devices to communicate with one another.






Pressure is on: eBay needs to deliver after PayPal's spin-off
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:11:38 GMT

The split is a logical progression for PayPal, but eBay needs to show that it's also a smart decision for its core e-commerce business as Amazon lures away sellers.






Tomorrow Daily 060: Windows 10, Netflix versus movie theaters, a neural activity hat, and more
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:10:20 GMT

On today's show, we dive into Windows 10 and some of its new features, get excited about Netflix's plan to release an upcoming film the same day it hits theaters, and check out a weird 3D-printed hat that changes color based on your brain activity.






Delightful 'Thunderbirds' documentary goes behind the strings
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:36:55 GMT

Stand by for action! The new documentary "Filmed in Supermarionation" goes behind the strings of Gerry Anderson's puppet shows "Thunderbirds", "Captain Scarlet" and "Stingray".






Spending on mergers, acquisitions approaches year 2000's boom levels
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:19:02 GMT

A record third quarter sees 2014 on track to hit almost $500 billion in M&A spending, says a research firm, not far from 2000's nearly $600 billion.






Fascinating gif visualises the patterns of flight
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:06:47 GMT

A beautiful gif deconstructs the wing motions of a bat, a goose, a moth, a dragonfly and a hummingbird to reveal the looping patterns therein.






VC Ron Conway's 'One City' enlists techies, celebs to help schools
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:48:59 GMT

A spoof video about an overhyped tech product called "MyBook" aims to get tech companies to donate books and resources to San Francisco public schools.






Psychic Uri Geller says he can bend iPhones with his mind
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:59:37 GMT

The famed Israel psychic has a theory on why some iPhones bend, and he's out to prove it. Hint: it doesn't involve the phones' grade of aluminum.






Apple's Shellshock patch for Macs is incomplete, says security researcher
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:51:24 GMT

Apple just released a patch for Shellshock, a bug that could give hackers access to Macintosh computers, but a security specialist says Apple fixed only two out of three security holes.






Slim smartphone zoom is one step closer
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:17:22 GMT

New technology from DynaOptics promises to deliver optical zoom to smartphones without the need for a protruding lens element.






Assassin's Creed Identity offers first RPG experience for iOS
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:02:37 GMT

Ubisoft has launched a new Assassin's Creed for iOS, touting it as the first in which users can create, develop and customise their (exclusively male) assassins.






Windows 10: Nine things you need to know
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 00:06:55 GMT

Have burning questions about Microsoft's upcoming operating system? Here are some answers.






Give up firstborn for free Wi-Fi? Some click 'I agree'
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:57:50 GMT

An Internet security experiment reveals just how careless people can be about their use of public Wi-Fi hotspots.






Reddit gets $50 million in funding, will share bounty with community
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:33:53 GMT

In true Reddit fashion, the social news site says it will share 10 percent of equity from the Series B funding round with its community members.






Surprise! Microsoft jumps to Windows 10
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:17:06 GMT

Forget Windows 9. In an unexpected twist, Microsoft will be going straight to double digits from Windows 8 as it faces a challenging future for its operating system.






With new commissioner, Google faces tough times in Europe
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:44:37 GMT

Gnther Oettinger took credit for derailing a settlement between European regulators and Google. Now, he's the incoming leader for digital issues.






Mystery island on Saturn's moon Titan reappears with a new look
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:24:29 GMT

A "magic island" on Saturn's intriguing moon Titan has once again popped up on Cassini's radar, but it seems to have changed its look since the last time it was spotted.






Cuddle curious? Free app makes it easy to score hugs
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:25:21 GMT

Download Cuddlr to find people near you who are up for a no-pressure cuddle. Well, hopefully it will be no pressure.






Windows 10 aims to blend best of 7 and 8
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:50:08 GMT

Skipping over Windows 9, Microsoft will combine elements of Windows 7 and 8 into the next operating system. In the world of smartwatches, Pebble drops prices, Basis beefs up its fitness watch and Pavlok shocks you into going to the gym.







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China Worried About Terrorist Pigeons
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:19:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: A pleasant event was planned for the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China. A ceremony at Tiananmen Square would release 10,000 pigeons at sunrise to symbolize an era of peace. Unfortunately, even symbols of peace can apparently remind people of violence. Chinese authorities searched all 10,000 pigeons for "dangerous materials," after the government was concerned they might be used for attacks. The pigeons' feathers were checked, and they were given a cavity search as well. The reports did not indicate what kind of "dangerous materials" these pigeons might be carrying. It's unclear whether any pigeons disclosed terror plots under interrogation.

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Which Cars Get the Most Traffic Tickets?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:37:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Have you ever been pulled over for a traffic stop and wondered if your sporty car was what caught the officer's attention? Ever had an officer pass up your clunker to snag a flashier vehicle? Well, there's now some data showing which vehicles accumulate the most tickets. According to a study by Insurance.com, drivers of the Subaru WRX, Pontiac GTO, and Scion FR-S get a higher percentage of tickets than drivers of any other cars. At the bottom of the list, we see vehicles such as the Ford Ecosport, the Land Rover LR4, and Chevy Sportvan. They have a widget that will let you see data on your own make/model, if you're curious.

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Tetris To Be Made Into a Live Action Film
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:56:00 GMT

SchrodingerZ writes: Threshold Entertainment has announced that it will be producing a live action film based on the Russian stacking game Tetris. Designed in 1984 by Alexey Pajitnov, Tetris has sold over 35 million copies worldwide. Threshold CEO Larry Kasanoff promises "a very big, epic sci-fi movie," explaining, "this isn't a movie with a bunch of lines running around the page. We're not giving feet to the geometric shapes." Kasanoff is known for his work with the video game films Mortal Kombat, and Mortal Kombat: Annihilation, collectively grossing $105 million in revenue. The studio is planning "a story behind Tetris which makes it a much more imaginative thing," though no directors nor cast have been connected to the film. Threshold Entertainment teased the idea, saying "What you [will] see in Tetris is the teeny tip of an iceberg that has intergalactic significance."

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Elon Musk: We Must Put a Million People On Mars To Safeguard Humanity
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:14:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Elon Musk's ambitions for SpaceX keep getting bigger. First he wanted to make the trip to Mars affordable, then he wanted to establish a city-sized colony, and now he's got his eye on the future of humanity. Musk says we need a million people on Mars to form a "sustainable, genetically diverse civilization" that can survive as humanity's insurance policy. He continued, "Even at a million, you're really assuming an incredible amount of productivity per person, because you would need to recreate the entire industrial base on Mars. You would need to mine and refine all of these different materials, in a much more difficult environment than Earth. There would be no trees growing. There would be no oxygen or nitrogen that are just there. No oil." How fast could we do it? Within a century, once the spacecraft reusability problem is solved. "Excluding organic growth, if you could take 100 people at a time, you would need 10,000 trips to get to a million people. But you would also need a lot of cargo to support those people. In fact, your cargo to person ratio is going to be quite high. It would probably be 10 cargo trips for every human trip, so more like 100,000 trips. And we're talking 100,000 trips of a giant spaceship."

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David Cameron Says Brits Should Be Taught Imperial Measures
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:20:00 GMT

00_NOP writes: Children in the U.K. have been taught in metric measures in school since (at least) 1972, but yesterday British Prime Minister David Cameron suggested that they should actually be taught in Imperial measures (which are still in use officially to measure road distances and speeds, but not really anywhere else). Is this because he hasn't a clue about science or because he is catering to a particular political base?

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The Executive Order That Redefines Data Collection
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:15:00 GMT

sandbagger writes: " ...it is often the case that one can be led astray by relying on the generic or commonly understood definition of a particular word." That quote apparently applies to words offering constitutional protections against unreasonable search and seizure. TechDirt looks at the redefinition of the term "collection" as redefined by Executive Order 12333 to allow basically every information dragnet, provided no-one looks at it. "Collection" is now defined as "collection plus action." According to this document, it still isn't collected, even if it has been gathered, packaged and sent to a "supervisory authority." No collection happens until examination. It's Schrodinger's data, neither collected nor uncollected until the "box" has been opened. This leads to the question of aging off collected data/communications: if certain (non) collections haven't been examined at the end of the 5-year storage limit, are they allowed to be retained simply because they haven't officially been collected yet? Does the timer start when the "box" is opened or when the "box" is filled?

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Antarctic Ice Loss Big Enough To Cause Measurable Shift In Earth's Gravity
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 04:10:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Contrary to what we were sometimes taught in high school physics, the Earth's gravity is not constant. It actually shows slight variations on different parts of the Earth's surface, and the variations correlate with the density of the material on that surface. The European Space Agency has been measuring gravity for four years, mapping these variations and recording the changes those variations have undergone. Its data indicates "a significant decrease [in gravity] in the region of Antarctica where land ice is melting fastest. Further analysis is, of course, planned so that the whole of Antarctica can be taken into account and "the clearest picture yet of the pace of global warming" can be determined on that continent.

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Mysterious Feature Appears and Disappears In a Sea On Titan
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:03:00 GMT

schwit1 writes: Cassini images taken in 2007, 2013, and 2014 of one of Titan's largest hydrocarbon seas find that a mysterious feature there keeps appearing and disappearing. Quoting: "The mysterious feature, which appears bright in radar images against the dark background of the liquid sea, was first spotted during Cassini's July 2013 Titan flyby. Previous observations showed no sign of bright features in that part of Ligeia Mare. Scientists were perplexed to find the feature had vanished when they looked again, over several months, with low-resolution radar and Cassini's infrared imager. This led some team members to suggest it might have been a transient feature. But during Cassini's flyby on August 21, 2014, the feature was again visible, and its appearance had changed during the 11 months since it was last seen. Scientists on the radar team are confident that the feature is not an artifact, or flaw, in their data, which would have been one of the simplest explanations. They also do not see evidence that its appearance results from evaporation in the sea, as the overall shoreline of Ligeia Mare has not changed noticeably. The team has suggested the feature could be surface waves, rising bubbles, floating solids, solids suspended just below the surface, or perhaps something more exotic." That the seasons are slowly changing on Titan is probably contributing to the transient nature of this feature.

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Are the World's Religions Ready For ET?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:04:00 GMT

Science_afficionado writes: At the current rate of discovery, astronomers will have identified more than a million exoplanets by the year 2045. That means, if life is at all common in the Milky Way, astronomers could soon detect it. Realization that the nature of the debate about life on other worlds is about to fundamentally change, lead Vanderbilt astronomer David Weintraub to begin thinking seriously about how people will react to such a discovery. He realized that people's reactions will be heavily influenced by their religious beliefs, so he decided to find out what theologians and leaders from the world's major religions have to say about the matter. The result is a book titled Religions and Extraterrestrial Life, published by Springer this month. He discovered that from Baptists to Buddhists, from Catholics to Mormons, from Islam to the Anglican Communion, religious views on alien life differ widely.

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Arducorder, Next Open Source Science Tricorder-like Device, Nears Completion
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:58:00 GMT

upontheturtlesback writes: The Arducorder Mini, an Arduino-compatible pocket-sized handheld sensing tool and the next in line of open source science tricorder-like devices designed by Dr. Peter Jansen, is nearing completion. Where the previous models have included about a dozen sensors spanning atmospheric, electromagnetic, and spatial readings, an exciting video of the new prototype shows this model includes sensors for spectroscopy, low-resolution thermal imaging, and radiation sensing. The development is open with the project build logs and most recent source schematics, board layouts, and firmware available on github. This project is an entry in the Hack a Day Prize for a trip to space.

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Hong Kong Protesters Use Mesh Networks To Organize
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:13:00 GMT

wabrandsma sends this article from New Scientist: Hong Kong's mass protest is networked. Activists are relying on a free app that can send messages without any cellphone connection. Since the pro-democracy protests turned ugly over the weekend, many worry that the Chinese government would block local phone networks. In response, activists have turned to the FireChat app to send supportive messages and share the latest news. On Sunday alone, the app was downloaded more than 100,000 times in Hong Kong, its developers said. FireChat relies on "mesh networking," a technique that allows data to zip directly from one phone to another via Wi-Fi or Bluetooth. Ordinarily, if two people want to communicate this way, they need to be fairly close together. But as more people join in, the network grows and messages can travel further. Mesh networks can be useful for people who are caught in natural disasters or, like those in Hong Kong, protesting under tricky conditions. FireChat came in handy for protesters in Taiwan and Iraq this year."

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Joey Hudy: From High School Kid to Celebrity Maker to Intel Intern (Video)
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:30:00 GMT

Timothy Lord met Joey Hudy at an Intel Dev Forum. Joey is possibly the youngest intern Intel has ever hired, but he's made a big splash in the 'Maker world', so having him around is probably worth it for the PR value alone. Joey is obviously pretty bright -- he's been called one of the 10 smartest kids in the world -- but let's face it: he's had a lot of luck to help him along. Not many high school kids get invited to White House science fairs and demonstrate their air cannons to the president. (Alternate Video Link)

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Ebola Has Made It To the United States
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:45:00 GMT

An anonymous reader sends news that the CDC has confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil. An unnamed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas was placed in isolation while awaiting test results for the dreaded virus. Apparently, the patient had traveled recently to a West African country, where the disease is spreading, and later developed symptoms that suggested Ebola. A blood specimen from the patient was sent to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta, a testing process that can take 24 to 48 hours to confirm an Ebola infection — or not. The results came back about 3:32 p.m. In other Ebola news, outbreaks in Nigeria and Senegal appear to be completely contained.

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Four Charged With Stealing Army Helicopter Training Software
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:00:00 GMT

itwbennett writes: Four alleged members of an international computer hacking ring face charges in the U.S. of breaking into the computer networks of the U.S. Army and several tech companies and stealing several software packages, including programs used to train Army helicopter pilots, as well as software and data related to the Xbox One gaming console, the Xbox Live online gaming service and popular games such as Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 and Gears of War 3.

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Grooveshark Found Guilty of Massive Copyright Infringement
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:17:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: If you're a Grooveshark user, you should probably start backing up your collection. In a decision (PDF) released Monday, the United States District Court in Manhattan has found Grooveshark guilty of massive copyright infringement based on a preponderance of internal emails, statements from former top executives, direct evidence from internal logs, and willfully deleted files and source code. An email from Grooveshark's CTO in 2007 read, "Please share as much music as possible from outside the office, and leave your computers on whenever you can. This initial content is what will help to get our network started—it’s very important that we all help out! ... Download as many MP3’s as possible, and add them to the folders you’re sharing on Grooveshark. Some of us are setting up special 'seed points' to house tens or even hundreds of thousands of files, but we can’t do this alone." He also threatened employees who didn't contribute.

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Linux Foundation Announces Major Network Functions Virtualization Project
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:35:00 GMT

Andy Updegrove writes: The Linux Foundation this morning announced the latest addition to its family of major hosted open source initiatives: the Open Platform for NFV Project (OPNFV). Its mission is to develop and maintain a carrier-grade, integrated, open source reference platform for the telecom industry. Importantly, the thirty-eight founding members include not only cloud and service infrastructure vendors, but telecom service providers, developers and end users as well. The announcement of OPNFV highlights three of the most significant trends in IT: virtualization (the NFV part of the name refers to network function virtualization), moving software and services to the cloud, and collaboratively developing complex open source platforms in order to accelerate deployment of new business models while enabling interoperability across a wide range of products and services. The project is also significant for reflecting a growing recognition that open source projects need to incorporate open standards planning into their work programs from the beginning, rather than as an afterthought.

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FCC Rejects Blackout Rules
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:52:00 GMT

Today the Federal Communications Commission eliminated its sport blackout rules, which prevented cable and satellite television providers from showing sporting events that were blacked out on a local station. It's common practice in the NFL to black out football games locally if the stadium didn't sell enough tickets. The ruling now removes government protections for the NFL's policies (the NFL can continue to black out local broadcasts). The FCC's decision is based on "significant changes" to the industry over the 40 years since the rules were adopted. Television has replaced ticket sales as the primary source of revenue, and the NFL is incredibly popular. They also don't think there's any chance the NFL will move its games to pay-per-view.

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Microsoft Announces Windows 10
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:00:00 GMT

Today at a press conference in San Francisco, Microsoft announced the new version of their flagship operating system, called Windows 10. (Yes, t-e-n. I don't know.) With the new version of the operating system, they'll be unifying the application platform for all devices: desktops, laptops, consoles, tablets, and phones. As early leaks showed, the Start Menu is back — it's a hybrid of old and new, combining a list of applications with a small group of resizable tiles that can include widgets. Metro-style apps can now each operate inside their own window (video). There's a new, multiple-desktop feature, which power users have been demanding for years, and also a feature that lets users easily grab objects from one desktop and transfer it to another. The command line is even getting some love. The Technical Preview builds for desktops and laptops will be available tomorrow through the Windows Insider Program. They're requesting feedback from customers. Windows 10 will launch in late 2015.

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eBay To Spin Off PayPal
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:28:00 GMT

In 2002, eBay bought PayPal for $1.5 billion in stock. Nowadays, PayPal's yearly revenues exceed $7 billion, and investors are worried that eBay and PayPal together are too big to compete effectively. (They're also too big to be acquired, which is on their minds after the ludicrously successful Alibaba IPO.) To solve that problem, eBay today announced it will be spinning off PayPal in 2015, creating two separate publicly traded companies. eBay's current CEO is stepping down, and each of the companies will have a new CEO. "As part of the separation, eBay and PayPal will sign arm’s length commercial operating agreements to work together, with payments on both sides for various referrals and services. That’s no surprise since about 30 percent of PayPal’s business is still on eBay, although that is down from 50 percent only a few years ago."

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HP Introduces Sub-$100 Windows Tablet
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:46:00 GMT

jfruh writes While Windows-based tablets haven't exactly set the world on fire, Microsoft hasn't given up on them, and its hardware partners haven't either. HP has announced a series of Windows tablets, with the 7-inch low-end model, the Stream 7, priced at $99. The Stream brand is also being used for low-priced laptops intended to compete with Chromebooks (which HP also sells). All are running Intel chips and full Windows, not Windows RT.

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Matchstick and Mozilla Take On Google's Chromecast With $25 Firefox OS Dongle
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:06:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Matchstick and Mozilla today announced their open-source take on the Chromecast: a $25 Firefox OS-powered HDMI dongle. The streaming Internet and media stick will be available first through Kickstarter, in the hopes to drive down the price tag. Jack Chang, Matchstick General Manager in the US, described the device to me as "essentially an open Chromecast." He explained that while the MSRP is $25 (Google's Chromecast retails for $35), the Kickstarter campaign is offering a regular price of $18, and an early bird price of $12.

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Interview With Facebook's Head of Open Source
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:25:00 GMT

Czech37 writes Facebook may be among the world's most well-known tech companies, but it's not renowned for being at the forefront of open source. In reality, they have over 200 open source projects on GitHub and they've recently partnered with Google, Dropbox, and Twitter (among others) to create the TODO group, an organization committed to furthering the open source cause. In an interview with Opensource.com, Facebook's James Pearce talks about the progress the company has made in rebooting their open source approach and what's on the horizon for the social media network.

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Adobe Photoshop Is Coming To Linux, Through Chromebooks
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:44:00 GMT

sfcrazy writes Adobe is bringing the king of all photo editing software, Photoshop, to Linux-based Chrome OS. Chrome OS-powered devices, such as Chromebooks and Chromeboxes, already have a decent line-up of 'applications' that can work offline and eliminate the need of a traditional desktop computer. So far it sounds like great news. The bad news is that the offering is in its beta stage and is available only to the customers of the Creative Cloud Education program residing in the U.S. I have a full subscription of Creative Cloud for Photographers, and LightRoom, but even I can't join the program at the moment.

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Microsoft's Asimov System To Monitor Users' Machines In Real Time
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:03:00 GMT

SmartAboutThings writes Microsoft will monitor users in the new Windows 9 Operating System in order to determine how the new OS is used, thus decide what tweaks and changes are need to be made. During Windows 8 testing, Microsoft said that they had data showing Start Menu usage had dropped, but it seems that the tools they were using at the time weren't as evolved as the new 'Asimov' monitor. The new system is codenamed 'Asimov' and will provide a near real-time view of what is happening on users' machines. Rest assured, the data is going to be obscured and aggregated, but intelligible enough to allow Microsoft to get detailed insights into user interactions with the OS. Mary Jo Foley says that the system was originally built by the Xbox Team and now is being used by the Windows team. Users who will download the technical preview of Windows 9, which is said to get unveiled today, will become 'power users' who will utilize the platform in unique scenarios. This will help Microsoft identify any odd bugs ahead of the final release.

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Robotic Taster Will Judge 'Real Thai Food'
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 13:22:00 GMT

HughPickens.com (3830033) writes The NYT reports that Thailand's former prime minister, Yingluck Shinawatra repeatedly encountered a distressing problem while traveling the world: bad Thai food. Too often, she found, the meals she sampled at Thai restaurants abroad were unworthy of the name, too bland to be called genuine Thai cooking. The problem bothered her enough to raise it at a cabinet meeting. Even though her political party has since been thrown out of office, in a May military coup, the Thai government is unveiling its project to standardize the art of Thai food using a robot. The government-financed Thai Delicious Committee, which oversaw the development of the machine, describes it as "an intelligent robot that measures smell and taste in food ingredients through sensor technology in order to measure taste like a food critic." Thailand's National Innovation Agency has spent about $100,000 to develop the e-delicious machine. The e-delicious machine has 10 sensors that measure smell and taste, generating a unique fingerprint (signature) for each sample of food that passes its digital maw. Generally with electronic tasting, there are electronic sensors that work just like the taste buds on your tongue, measuring the quantity of various taste-giving compounds, acidity, etc. While these electronic sensors can't actually tell you how something tastes — that's a very subjective, human thing — they are very good at comparing two foods scientifically. Meanwhile at a tiny food stall along one of Bangkok's traffic-clogged boulevards, Thaweekiat Nimmalairatana, questioned the necessity of a robatic taster. "I use my tongue to test if it's delicious or not," said Nimmalairatana. "I think the government should consider using a human to gauge authenticity."

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3 Big Ideas from a Visionary Architect
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:52:43 GMT

3 Big Ideas from a Visionary Architect

Bjarke Ingels is an architect who isn’t afraid to think weird. When a competition solicited ideas for what to do with a huge trash-munching power plant soon to be built in his native Copenhagen, Ingels’ studio, BIG, submitted the sort of idea you’d expect from a precocious first-grader: They suggested turning it into an massive […]

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MythBuster Adam Savage Reveals Why He’s Obssessed With Recreating Movie Props
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:46:58 GMT

MythBuster Adam Savage Reveals Why He’s Obssessed With Recreating Movie Props

In 1981, a young Adam Savage was dead set on seeing the movie Excalibur. John Boorman’s tale of King Arthur and his knights was what Savage describes as a “hard ‘R’” movie. “It was bloody and there were guts and crows eating eyeballs and skeletons and there was sex,” he told the crowd at Wired […]

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11 Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Math Whiz
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:59 GMT

11 Beautiful, Psychedelic GIFs Created by a Math Whiz

David Whyte uses cosines and exponentials the way Toulouse-Lautrec used oil paints.

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The Criminal Indictment That Could Finally Hit Spyware Makers Hard
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:52 GMT

The Criminal Indictment That Could Finally Hit Spyware Makers Hard

The indictment this week of the man behind an app designed for surreptitiously monitoring cellphone activity is only the second federal case filed against someone involved in the commercial sale of so-called stalkingware. But the case could have negative implications for others who make and sell spyware and similar snooping tools, experts hope.

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The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in September
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:48 GMT

The Gadgets and Gear We Couldn’t Get Enough of in September

This is the stuff from our lives that we either own and never want to let go, or that we’ve been testing and are totally enamored with. This is September's most loved gear.

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WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Archer
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:48 GMT

WIRED Binge-Watching Guide: Archer

What happens when you cross Don Draper, James Bond, and Buster Bluth? Meet Sterling Malory Archer—code name: Duchess—the world's most dangerous spy. Here's how to binge your way through all of Archer's booze-swilling, over-sexed antics.

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Blasting Across the U.S. on Ridiculously Cool Antique Motorcycles
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:46 GMT

Blasting Across the U.S. on Ridiculously Cool Antique Motorcycles

By the time Ian Allen came across the motorcyclists and their ancient machines, they’d already been riding two weeks. They’d worked their way northwest from Florida, crossing the Mississippi River and the great, sprawling plains of the heartland before climbing up, up, up Loveland Pass to cross the Continental Divide. And here they were in Utah, with another 1,000 miles to go. Allen had chanced upon the third annual Motorcycle Cannonball Run, a leisurely 4,000 mile tour of the back roads between Daytona Beach, Florida, and Tacoma, Washington.

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The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:41 GMT

The $1,200 Machine That Lets Anyone Make a Metal Gun at Home

When Cody Wilson revealed the world’s first fully 3-D printed gun last year, he showed that the “maker” movement has enabled anyone to create a working, lethal firearm with a click in the privacy of his or her garage. Now he’s moved on to a new form of digital DIY gunsmithing. And this time the […]

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Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:37 GMT

Fantastically Wrong: Why People Used to Think Beavers Bit Off Their Own Testicles

Ah, the thrill of the hunt. The trusty hounds at your side, howling and panting and dragging you toward your quarry: a lumbering beaver not accustomed to moving on land. You close in. You raise your spear. The beaver suddenly stops, looks over its shoulder at you, and lifts a back leg. It bears its teeth, […]

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SOL Republic’s Bluetooth Speaker Gets Louder, Deeper, and Cheaper
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:27 GMT

SOL Republic’s Bluetooth Speaker Gets Louder, Deeper, and Cheaper

The new Deck Ultra is louder, has a longer-life, and is bass-heavier than Sol Republic's original Bluetooth speaker. It's also cheaper.

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Caffeinated Underpants Won’t Make Your Butt Smaller
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:21 GMT

Caffeinated Underpants Won’t Make Your Butt Smaller

The iPant. It's real, full of caffeine, aloe vera, and Vitamin E, and doesn't actually make your butt more alert.

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Mathematician Predicts Who Will Live and Die in Game of Thrones
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:30:18 GMT

Mathematician Predicts Who Will Live and Die in Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones fans love to guess what's coming next to the hyper-violent, ultra-sexual fantasy novels by George R.R. Martin. But while most base their predictions on a close reading of the books---and a little imagination---Richard Vale is taking a different tack.

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Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 23:20:00 GMT

Yes, Ebola Is Now in America. But CDC Says the US Is Ready

An individual who flew to the U.S. from Liberia earlier this month has been diagnosed with Ebola in Texas, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed today. The case marks the first time the disease has been diagnosed in this country.

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How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:33:17 GMT

How to Avoid an iOS 8 Bug That’s Deleting iCloud Documents

Most iOS users rarely, if ever, need to head into their device settings and hit the “Reset All Settings” button. But sometimes, particularly with a new OS install, unforeseen issues can force your hand. Unfortunately, a new bug is making device resets problematic for those who use iCloud Drive. “Reset All Settings” specifically notes that […]

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A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:55:22 GMT

A Single Fire Can Cripple America’s Aging Air-Traffic System. Here’s Why

Air traffic nationwide has been snarled since a fire erupted in the basement telecommunications room of an air traffic control center outside Chicago early Friday.

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Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:43:38 GMT

Top Tech Investors Skewer Startup Culture—For a Good Cause

Sometimes, startup pitches sound like infomercials. You know, the ones where a bunch of bad actors try to convince you how tough it is to wrap a towel around your body or cover yourself in a blanket, before pitching you a solution to a problem you never had in the first place? More and more, […]

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Pharrell’s New ‘It Girl’ Video Is Made of Anime, Videogames, and Sparkles
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:37:08 GMT

Pharrell’s New ‘It Girl’ Video Is Made of Anime, Videogames, and Sparkles

Pharrell Williams' new single "It Girl" feels like being dipped in waves of rainbow metallic liquid on a sunny day. So it's only appropriate the music video looks just like that—plus anime and 16-bit videogame vibes.

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Netflix’s Crouching Tiger Sequel Won’t Change the Movie Business Just Yet
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:02:42 GMT

Netflix’s Crouching Tiger Sequel Won’t Change the Movie Business Just Yet

Having arguably conquered television—or, at least, made a sizable dent in it, thanks to original shows like House of Cards and Orange Is the New Black—it was only a matter of time before Netflix turned its attentions to original movie content. Turns out, that time will be August 2015. That's when the company will reportedly debut Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon: The Green Legend on its streaming service simultaneously with the movie's release in Imax theaters in a move that content chief Ted Sarandos hopes will prove to studios that "the sky doesn't fall" if Netflix has earlier access to content.

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What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Lose an Accent
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:39:37 GMT

What’s Up With That: Why It’s So Hard to Lose an Accent

Accents are extremely difficult to lose because our infant brains codify a lifetime's worth of sounds before we've spoken our first word

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The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright — If You Embrace the Empowered Employee
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 18:25:01 GMT

The Golden Age of IT: The Future Is Bright — If You Embrace the Empowered Employee

When thinking about your IT department, words like “user friendly” and “responsive” are not the first that come to mind. More likely, it would be “unresponsive” or even “the department of no.” Sadly, if you asked your IT department how they think they’re doing, they would say the same. A survey RES software conducted with […]

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How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:55:03 GMT

How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hacks

In the world of hacking, every malicious tool has its heyday---that period when it rules the underground forums and media headlines and is the challenger keeping computer security pros on their toes. Viruses and worms have each had their day in the spotlight. Remote-access Trojans, which allow a hacker to open and maintain a secret backdoor on infected systems, have had their reign as well. These days, though, point-of-sale RAM scrapers are what's making the news.

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Microsoft Unveils New Operating System, Dubbed Windows 10
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:39:58 GMT

Microsoft Unveils New Operating System, Dubbed Windows 10

Microsoft has unveiled its initial work on the next version of the Windows operating system, calling it Windows 10.

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Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:19:56 GMT

Antarctica Has Lost Enough Ice to Cause a Measurable Shift in Gravity

The study further confirms global warming is changing Antarctica in fundamental ways.

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Bellabeat: A Fitbit for Pregnancy That Monitors a Baby’s Day
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:00:10 GMT

Bellabeat: A Fitbit for Pregnancy That Monitors a Baby’s Day

Today, the company is releasing three new products that take advantage of women’s growing desire to track every heartbeat and pound gained.

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Apps: Fad or the Future?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:35:22 GMT

Apps: Fad or the Future?

There’s always discussion of “bubbles” when apps like SnapChat get lofty valuations. With a new raise at a valuation of $10B from KPCB, you can’t blame some observers if they balk at the company that has yet to present a clear business model or revenue streams. Rightfully so: app developers know that monetization or user […]

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta Trailer, Cast Shakeup, Premiere Date and More Revealed!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:45:00 GMT

Real Housewives Of AtlantaThe Real Housewives of Atlanta is back with some new faces mixing it up among our favorite Georgia Peaches. Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, NeNe Leakes, Kenya Moore and Phaedra Parks all...

Jeopardy!'s "What Women Want" Category Under Fire for Being Sexist, Promoting Gender Stereotypes
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:21:00 GMT

What Women Want, Jeopardy, Sophia Bush, TwitterA game show that, in 2014, shouldn't perpetuate sexist stereotypes from the '50s....What is Jeopardy!? Actually, a lot of people are asking just that after the famed trivia...

Owen Still Loves Cristina! Grey's Anatomy Scoop Comes From the Most Unlikely Source: Top Chef Duels
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Grey's Anatomy, Kevin McKidd, Sandra OhSometimes scoop on all our favorite TV shows can come from the most unlikely and surprising places. But when it comes to finding out scoop on Grey's Anatomy's separated soul...

B.J. Novak Responds to Mindy Kaling's Revelation That She Once Wanted to Marry Him
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:45:00 GMT

B.J. Novak, Watch What Happens LiveIf there's ever a When Harry Met Sally... remake, it should star B.J. Novak and Mindy Kaling. The amicable exes met as writers on NBC's The Office, and to this day, they continue...

American Horror Story: Freak Show's New Trailer Is Crazy, Scary, Cool and Features New Footage
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:35:54 GMT

Jessica Lange, American Horror Story, Freak ShowLadies and gentleman, step right up to the big top and see the new American Horror Story: Freak Show trailer! In the trailer—with footage from the new season of the FX hit—we see so...

Ben Affleck Slams Jon Stewart for Spoiling Gone Girl, Being a "Copycat"—Watch Now!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:17:37 GMT

Ben Affleck, John StewartBros don't spoil other bros' movies—right, Jon Stewart? The Daily Show host might have intentionally done just that to Ben Affleck Tuesday, when, after receiving a...

Alyssa Milano: I'm Leaving Mistresses—Find Out Why!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:13:00 GMT

ALYSSA MILANO, MistressesAlyssa Milano is separating from Mistresses. Yep, the ABC drama will be down one leading lady when it returns for its recently announced season three. The former Charmed star shared the...

Jimmy Kimmel Named Most Dangerous Celebrity to Search for Online—Who Else Made McAfee's List?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:10:00 GMT

Jimmy KimmelJimmy Kimmel may not seem all that dangerous, but he is. In fact, he's the most dangerous man on the internet. (Sorry, Edward Snowden. Better luck next year.) The Jimmy...

Find Out How Giuliana Rancic Is Giving Back for Breast Cancer Awareness Month!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Giuliana RancicAs a breast cancer survivor, Giuliana Rancic has become an inspiration to countless women who are currently battling the disease. Not only has the E! News host spoken candidly...

Rihanna to Present Tom Ford With amfAR Award at Hollywood Gala
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Tom Ford, RihannaIt's going to be another star-studded evening when amfAR throws its annual Los Angeles Inspiration Gala next month. And we're happy to exclusively reveal that Rihanna will...

The Gilmore Girls Episode to Watch for Every Feeling You've Ever Felt and Will Ever Feel
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Alexis Bledel, Lauren Graham, Gilmore Girls It's a lifestyle. It's a religion. Huzzah, Gilmore Girls is now on Netflix. Yes, all 154 episodes of Amy Sherman Palladino's small town charmer is finally available for your...

Snooki Complains About Breastfeeding Baby Giovanna: "I Feel Like My Nipples Are Going to Fall Off"
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:45:00 GMT

Nicole Snooki PolizziSnooki always tells like it is—even when it's TMI! The 26-year-old star of MTV's Jersey Shore and Snooki & JWoww opened up about life at home with her newborn daughter,...

Taylor Swift Covers British Vogue: "Dating or Finding Someone Is the Last Thing on My Mind"
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:45:00 GMT

Taylor SwiftTaylor Swift is dancing on her own, all right. The "Shake It Off" singer covers British Vogue's November issue and explains why she's happily single. "Dating or...

Brad Pitt Feels Like "the Richest Man Alive," Calls Fatherhood "the Most Beautiful Thing" Ever
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:20:00 GMT

Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Maddox Jolie-Pitt It's an especially good time to be Brad Pitt. The newlywed, 50, opens up about his children with wife Angelina Jolie in the November issue of the U.K.'s Psychologies magazine....

Twilight Making a Comeback With Short Films on Facebook—and Kristen Stewart Is Involved!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 03:28:50 GMT

ROBERT PATTINSON, KRISTEN STEWART, THE TWILIGHT SAGA: BREAKING DAWN Twilight fans may pass out from this news, so proceed with caution. It's been two years since Twihards experienced the fifth and last installment of the Twilight Saga on the big...

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Sons of Anarchy and Selfie – Our Rants and Raves
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:45:21 GMT

Selfie, Karen Gillan, John ChoGood evening, TV fans! There was a lot on tonight (though when is there not?), including the premiere of two new ABC comedies (one good, one not so much) and the return of a much loved character...

Tiger Woods Is Ready to Heat Up the Kitchen By Opening a Brand-New Restaurant—Get the Details!
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:53:17 GMT

Tiger WoodsTiger Woods is stepping away from the golf course and into the restaurant business. According to The Palm Beach Post, the 38-year-old professional athlete is planning to open his very...

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Malcolm Young, Founding Member of AC/DC, Is Suffering From Dementia
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Malcolm Young There's a sad reason why the world of hard rock will be a little bit quieter from now on. Malcolm Young, a founding guitarist of AC/DC whose retirement from the band was announced...

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Mario Lopez, SAG AwardsDid Mario Lopez just add Love Doctor to his rsum? The 40-year-old dimpled stud is no stranger to getting lots of love from the ladies, and while he may now be happily married...


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Could U.S. have done more to keep Ebola from arriving?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 01:24:21 -0400

Was government's response to the outbreak in Africa too sluggish?

Chris Christie assails Obama over ISIS inaction
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 02:28:58 -0400

"You need, when you're the leader, to be accountable," says New Jersey governor to CBS' Gayle King

Alibaba founder Jack Ma and his eccentricities
published: Sun, 28 Sep 2014 13:59:28 -0400

Lara Logan tells "60 Minutes Overtime" about Ma's rise from poverty to billionaire -- and the joy he gets from performing for his employees

Eye Opener: First U.S. Ebola victim diagnosed
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:16:31 -0400

Also, details on yet another Secret Service failure; your world in 90 seconds

No love for "National Day" on Hong Kong streets
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:20:00 -0400

As China marks patriotic holiday, thousands in semi-autonomous Hong Kong take advantage of day off work to "boo" Beijing

Wife of slain Bell Gardens, Calif. mayor released
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:14:15 -0400

Levette Crespo was questioned by detectives for hours after shooting death of Daniel Crespo; prosecutors will decide whether to file charges against her

Dallas ambulance crew in Ebola case test negative for virus
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 05:09:43 -0400

3 crew members transported patient who tested positive for the Ebola virus in Dallas

A look back in time
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:42:37 -0400

A combination barbershop and railroad museum brings visitors back in time in Northern Ireland

ISIS loses ground in Iraq as U.K. joins the fight
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 10:54:03 -0400

But on Syrian side of border, militants still have Kurds on defensive in battle for key town

One year in, Obamacare marketplace still subject to political spin
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:56:47 -0400

Politicians continue to cherry-pick info about Obamacare as they judge the new health care system's success so far

Why so few sketchy bankers are behind bars
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 14:45:12 -0400

Some view this aspect of the financial crisis as a major blemish on Attorney General Eric Holder's record, but it's not that simple

K.C. Royals win thriller in return to baseball's playoffs
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:56:04 -0400

Beat Oakland Athletics 9-8 in 12 innings in first postseason appearance in 29 years

Californians: Plastic bag ban no big deal
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 20:39:29 -0400

Wide swaths of the state have already said no to the bags, and a smooth transition is expected -- though maybe not overnight

More bodies pulled from ash on Japan volcano
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 08:29:36 -0400

With deadly gases and fears of a 2nd eruption still lingering, crews resume search on Mount Ontake and make a grim discovery

Former convict with a gun rode elevator with Obama
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 22:17:08 -0400

Secret Service facing even more scrutiny after security contractor was found to violate the agency's protocol

The campaign against paperless tickets
published: Tue, 09 Sep 2014 16:57:41 -0400

Why several consumer groups are concerned about all-electronic -- and no paper -- tickets to events

Robotic octopus can swim, crawl and carry stuff under water
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:46:06 -0400

Thanks to addition of octopus-like "web," the robot can now move faster than ever

A future for Punch and Judy?
published: Tue, 30 Sep 2014 16:34:19 -0400

England's long-running puppet show tradition struggles to adapt to modern values

Doctors sound alarm on concussion crisis
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0400

There's growing concern among pediatric specialists: an unjustified fear that's possibly causing parents to do more harm than good.

Spaniard rescued after 12 days in deep Peru cave
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 14:02:02 -0400

Scientist was trapped more than 1,300 feet underground with an injured back after falling during cave exploration

10,000 pigeons body-searched for "suspicious material" in China?
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:45:16 -0400

Doves released in ceremony for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, state-run media reports

"Psychopathic": 920 chickens killed with golf clubs in California
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 13:25:48 -0400

$5,000 reward offered for information leading to arrest of intruder at Foster Farms plant near Fresno

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin's wedding
published: Fri, 26 Sep 2014 14:46:03 -0400

George Clooney and Amal Alamuddin wed in Venice, Italy

"Ignored" violin virtuoso Joshua Bell's encore
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 11:59:32 -0400

Many commuters are used to seeing performers on the platform, just not a world-renowned violinist playing at one of the country's busiest train stations

Jimmy Carter turns 90
published: Wed, 01 Oct 2014 06:46:31 -0400

Douglas Brinkley, CBS News consultant and presidential historian, takes a look back at the 39th president's term

Chelsea Clinton through the years
published: Tue, 01 Dec 2009 15:30:00 -0500

The former first daughter grew up in the White House and in the public eye