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Ottawa Gunman’s Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:35:02 GMT

A portrait of the gunman shows he was an increasingly troubled, mentally unstable man who initially may have embraced religion not as a political cause, but as an attempt to scaffold a disintegrating life.






E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:23:17 GMT

The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement meant to pressure other countries at climate talks in 2015.

In French Port City, ‘a Real Psychosis’
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:04:24 GMT

Resentment and fear have swept Calais, France, in the last year amid a new wave of migrants hoping to cross illegally to Britain, which they see as a better place than France to start a new life.






Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenager in the West Bank, the 2nd in 8 Days
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:36 GMT

The Israeli military said the youth had thrown a firebomb onto a main road often used by settlers.






Sunni Militants Draw Iraqi Forces Into Intense Battles on Several Fronts
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:51:09 GMT

Government forces fought for the third straight day to fend off a heavy assault by Islamic State militants on a strategically placed town in Anbar Province.






U.S. Commander Sees Key Nuclear Step by North Korea
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:04:46 GMT

Gen. Curtis M. Scaparrotti, the top American military leader in South Korea, says he believes the North is capable of making a nuclear weapon small enough to fit atop a ballistic missile.






Cuomo and Christie Order Strict Ebola Quarantines
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:59:08 GMT

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey said all people who had direct contact with Ebola patients in three West African nations would be quarantined.






Mali Reports First Death From Ebola
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:57:04 GMT

A 2-year-old girl, who traveled across two countries while showing symptoms, is the first recorded Ebola death in Mali.

Putin Accuses U.S. of Backing ‘Neo-Fascists’ and ‘Islamic Radicals’
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:44 GMT

President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia unleashed perhaps his strongest diatribe against the United States yet.






31 Egyptian Soldiers Are Killed as Militants Attack in Sinai
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:06:07 GMT

President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi convened an emergency meeting of Egypt’s top generals and declared a state of emergency in parts of Sinai, including a curfew.






Attacker With Hatchet Is Said to Have Grown Radical on His Own
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:03:30 GMT

The activities of Zale H. Thompson, who was shot and killed by the police in Queens after he struck two officers on Thursday, are under investigation.






Chinese Mining Group Sets Guidelines for Overseas Interaction
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:31:53 GMT

The standards cover subjects like labor rights, environmental protection and community relations.






Christie’s and Sotheby’s Differ on Handling of 2 Schieles
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:19:50 GMT

Sotheby’s and Christie’s are each auctioning an Egon Schiele work once owned by the Viennese cabaret star Fritz Grünbaum, but they disagree on whether his heirs should be compensated.






Alan Eustace Jumps From Stratosphere, Breaking Felix Baumgartner’s World Record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:34 GMT

A helium-filled balloon lifted Alan Eustace, a Google executive, to more than 25 miles above the earth. Fifteen minutes after he cut himself loose, he was on the ground.






At Least 2 Dead in Shooting at Washington State High School
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:18:32 GMT

Four students were wounded when shots were fired in the cafeteria at the school in Marysville, Wash.






News Analysis: Attacks in West Raise New Fears Over ISIS’ Influence
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:02:15 GMT

Analysts say the far-flung plots and attacks are a change in the nature of the group and its threat to the West.

Body of Nathan Cirillo, Canadian Soldier Killed in Attack, Returns Home
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:49:12 GMT

A motorcade took Corporal Cirillo back to Hamilton, Ontario. A military funeral is to take place next week.






Italian Court Acquits Dolce&Gabbana in Tax Case
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:25:13 GMT

Italy's highest court acquitted Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana of tax evasion Friday in a case that created such public acrimony that the designers closed their Milan stores in protest for several days last year.

Italian Court Acquits Dolce&Gabbana in Tax Case
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:57:49 GMT








Japan Leader Faces Crisis Over Minister For Trade
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:06:09 GMT

Potentially damaging revelations surrounding the minister and one of his aides have added to pressure on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

Stars Backing Hong Kong Protests Pay Price on Mainland
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:34:42 GMT

Artists backing the pro-democracy movement are being punished by fans and companies in mainland China, on whose support many of their careers depend.






Pro-Beijing Lawmaker Urges Hong Kong Leader to Consider Quitting
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:58:16 GMT

The remark was the first time that a prominent member of the city’s business elite has openly called on Leung Chun-ying to step down.

Toxic Partisanship? Bill Clinton Says He Had It Worse Than Obama
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:52:35 GMT

The former president argues that the personal attacks were even harsher when he was in the White House, raising the question of whether they are an excuse for political gridlock.

Continent's Drift: The Conflict Between Germany and the E.C.B. That Threatens Europe
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:47:11 GMT

Unlike Germany, Mario Draghi and the European Central Bank see a long deflationary period as the biggest danger for Europe.

Feeling Ebola Anxiety, From Bellevue to Brooklyn
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:38:39 GMT

In any city location Dr. Craig Spencer, who is being treated for the Ebola virus, has traveled, people expressed fear and uncertainty on Friday — with a dash of New York attitude.


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Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:41:07 GMT

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, officials said.






Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:30:40 GMT

SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said.






Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:16:28 GMT

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country.

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:31:53 GMT

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.

Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:23:05 GMT

OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.






Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 million scheme
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:52:30 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. prosecutors said.

U.S. says Palestinian-American killed by Israeli forces
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:22:13 GMT

RAMALLAH West Bank (Reuters) - Israeli forces shot and killed a Palestinian-American youth during clashes on Friday, the U.S. State Department said, calling for a quick and transparent investigation.






Attacks in Egypt's Sinai kill 33 security personnel
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:18:35 GMT

ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Two attacks in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula killed 33 security personnel on Friday, security sources said, in some of the worst anti-state violence since Islamist President Mohamed Mursi was overthrown last year.

Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:27 GMT

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday.






Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:58:17 GMT

MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student fatally shot one classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, following a fight with fellow students, authorities said.






Virginia remains identified as those of missing college student
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:34:42 GMT

(Reuters) - Human remains found in Virginia were identified on Friday as those of missing university student Hannah Graham, and prosecutors are focusing on more charges against the suspect in her disappearance, authorities said.






Fannie Mae settles shareholder lawsuit for $170 million
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:32:24 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fannie Mae has reached a $170 million settlement of a lawsuit accusing it of misleading shareholders about its finances, risk management and mortgage exposure before it was seized by the U.S. government during the 2008 financial crisis.

NYC police say hatchet attack by Islam convert was terrorism
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:22:28 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The hatchet-wielding man who wounded two New York City police officers, one of them critically, was a self-radicalized convert to Islam who is believed to have acted alone in what law enforcement officials on Friday called a terrorist attack.






Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:35 GMT

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals.






Drone strike kills three al Qaeda-linked militants: tribal sources
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:30 GMT

SANAA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone strike killed three suspected members of the al Qaeda-linked group near their battlefront with arch-rivals from the Shi'ite Muslim Houthi group, tribal sources said.

Exclusive: Ford to overhaul Lincoln brand, this time with big bucks
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:16:21 GMT

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's new chief executive, Mark Fields, is giving the automaker's long-moribund Lincoln brand what his predecessor Alan Mulally never could: a little love and a lot of cash.

Kurds reject Erdogan report of deal with Syrian rebels to aid besieged Kobani
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:52:28 GMT

ISTANBUL/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A senior Syrian Kurdish official on Friday rejected a report from Turkey's president that Syrian Kurds had agreed to let Free Syrian Army fighters enter the border town of Kobani to help them push back besieging Islamic State insurgents.






U.S. appeals court rules for GM over Spyker's Saab sale
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:15:37 GMT

(Reuters) - General Motors Co persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company.

'We won't pay,' furious Cameron tells EU over surprise bill
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:59:20 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - In a vivid display of fury at European Union technocrats, British Prime Minister David Cameron refused to pay a surprise 2.1-billion-euro bill on Friday as EU leaders ordered an urgent review of the calculations used.

25 European banks set to fail health checks: sources
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:27:20 GMT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group of 25 banks have failed European health checks, while up to 10 of those continue to have a capital shortfall, two people familiar with the matter said on Friday, providing a snapshot of the health of the region's lenders.

Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:26:25 GMT

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Friday reported a 34 percent drop in third-quarter profit, and revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck.






Deutsche Bank braces for $1.3 billion in U.S., UK Libor fines: sources
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:49 GMT

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is bracing to pay almost 1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) for Libor-related fines as it nears a deal with U.S. and UK authorities to settle allegations it attempted to manipulate the benchmark interest rate, two sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.






Putin accuses United States of damaging world order
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:54:50 GMT

LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West.






U.S. House panel to meet with safety regulators about Takata air bags next week
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:57 GMT

WASHINGTON/DETROIT (Reuters) - The U.S. House committee looking into the defective air bags made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp will hold an initial briefing with U.S. safety regulators next week to learn the details of the regional recalls affecting 10 automakers, a committee aide said on Friday.

U.S. nurse who had Ebola is virus free: health officials
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:21 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola is now free of the virus, U.S. health officials said on Friday.


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Last words she spoke to Nathan Cirillo
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:00:38 EDT

Thousands lined the streets on Friday as the body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo began its final journey home.

New video shows shooting details
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:11:35 EDT

Ottawa shooter Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is believed to have communicated with extremists. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

Elizabeth Pea's cause of death ID'd
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:26 EDT

Actress Elizabeth Pea died from complications related to alcoholism, according to her death certificate obtained by CNN.

Report: Monica Lewinsky mistreated
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:42:33 EDT

A government report obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an investigation into President Bill Clinton.

Foss Lake mystery solved: It's them
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:54:14 EDT

A decades-old mystery that captivated Oklahoma has been solved after officials confirmed the identities of two groups of people -- some of them teens -- who went missing in 1969 and 1970.

The best (worst?) sick-day excuses
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:52:49 EDT

Had a big night out? Don't fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment?

Swerving driver crashes on camera
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 06:10:56 EDT

Two men captured video of a swerving driver who eventually hits a car that then crashes into the men. WTAE reports.

Time-lapse shows solar eclipse
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:48:38 EDT

Time-lapse video shows the solar eclipse over Denver on October 23, 2014.

11-foot python surprises workers
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:15:34 EDT

An 11-foot python was found in a pipe at a construction site in South Florida. WSVN has more on this story.

Giant gold nugget discovered
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:21:26 EDT

Five-pound nugget is 90% gold, believed to be worth between $350,000 and $450,000. KTVU has the story.

The world's most luxurious museum?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:03:21 EDT

Luxury enthusiasts, rejoice: Louis Vuitton is bringing its upscale sensibilities to the art world with a new, Frank Gehry-designed museum.

Moon takes a bite out of sun
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:40:59 EDT

If there's one thing we've learned about the CNN iReport community, it's that you all love to capture celestial events.

The best places to ski on Earth?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:28:07 EDT

It's that time of the year when winter sports enthusiasts dust off their skis and snowboards and get ready to hit the slopes in search of perfect powder and fresh adventures.

'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer drops
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 08:27:16 EDT

The new trailer for "Avengers: Age of Ultron" is, in a word, "Hulktastic."

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:51:24 EDT

Study of diet pill retracted
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:26:08 EDT

Dr. Mehmet Oz has been under fire recently for promoting weight loss products on TV's "The Dr. Oz Show" that aren't backed by a lot of scientific evidence. Now a study supporting one of those products, diet pills made with green coffee bean extract, has been withdrawn by its lead researchers.

Tour guide's Chinatown rant goes viral
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:32:12 EDT

A San Francisco tour guide's expletive-laced rant about Chinatown on her last day of work has angered a metropolis used to celebrating the diverse and welcoming City by the Bay.

Toddler gets stuck in claw machine
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:48:37 EDT

A toddler in Maryville, Tennessee, became stuck in a toy claw machine at a restaurant.

10 outlandish future predictions
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:25:31 EDT

Ever since two men first laid a bet on two flies climbing up a cave wall, gambling has struck at the core of the human condition: the future is uncertain.

Homecoming prince opens fire
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:19:12 EDT

A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle played football and was recently on the homecoming court, students say.

Who is Jaylen Fryberg?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:33:57 EDT

One week after being named to his high school's homecoming court, Jaylen Fryberg opened fire in its cafeteria -- shooting five, one fatally, before turning his gun on himself.

Student: He smirked at me, shot
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:04 EDT

CNN's Jake Tapper talks with witness Jordan Luton about a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Washington.

Opinion: Question U.S. must face
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:48:37 EDT

Eric Liu says with our family and friends and neighbors, each one of us must decide what kind of civilization we expect in the United States. We the people have the responsibility to set tone and standards, with our laws and norms

Photos: Shots fired at school
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:13:31 EDT

Russia taking jabs at Sweden
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:14:05 EDT

The Swedes will find sitting on the fence to be increasingly uncomfortable when Putin is your next door neighbor, writes Gary Schmitt.

Daylight Saving Time: Let's keep it
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:42:55 EDT

On Sunday, November 2, it will again be the end of Daylight Saving Time. Many of us will be muttering to ourselves as we wander around resetting all of our various clocks -- on the thermostat, clock radio and stove, among other places.

Should little girls use the F-word?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:44:42 EDT

Sally Kohn says a video of little girls dressed as princesses using the F-word very loudly to condemn sexism is provocative. But is it exploitative?

Candidate's chilling remarks on guns
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:52:46 EDT

If it was just a political pander, it was a beauty. But if it was a serious statement of philosophy, it was chilling -- even scary.

Surprising truth about serial killings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:28:32 EDT

Despite an alleged confession over a string of killings in Indiana, serial killings are much less common than they used to be, write James Alan Fox and Jack Levin.

Mark Zuckerberg did it. You should too
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:36:45 EDT

So, Mark Zuckerberg apparently speaks Mandarin.

2 deputies die in shooting rampage
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:06:20 EDT

A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said Friday.

Remains ID'd as Hannah Graham
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:16:46 EDT

Human remains discovered last weekend in Albemarle County, Virginia, belong to University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities said Friday.

N.J. quarantines medical worker
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:20 EDT

The doctor had symptoms for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, the mayor says.

Nurse: I'm so fortunate
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:07:25 EDT

Nina Pham, a nurse who contracted Ebola in Texas, has recovered from the disease.

Nurse who beat Ebola hugs Obama
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:24 EDT

Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.

U.S.: IDF kills American minor
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:00:21 EDT

A Palestinian-American minor has been killed by the Israel Defense Forces, according to the U.S. State Department.

43 students missing, Mexico gov. quits
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:00 EDT

The legislature of Mexico's Guerrero state must now find a replacement after the governor effectively stepped down, yielding to a growing political crisis over a mass kidnapping.

NYPD: Hatchet attack is terrorism
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:44:03 EDT

A New York City police officer remains in critical condition at a Queens hospital Friday, one day after suffering a hatchet wound to the head.

Heads line streets of ISIS capital
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 13:29:23 EDT

CNN's Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria. (Warning: Disturbing images)

Mother to ISIS: Please answer us
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:48:10 EDT

The mother of American hostage Abdul Rahman Kassig has sent a tweet appealing for a response from ISIS to the family's pleas for his life.

Ferguson edgy over grand jury decision
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:45 EDT

There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade.

School lets child bring dagger
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:07:52 EDT

A Washington elementary school allows a student to bring a knife to school because it is part of his faith tradition.

Even the Queen's doing this now
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:49:05 EDT

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

Dying dad's moving gift to baby girl
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 14:38:26 EDT

Mitchell Whisenhunt left over 30 letters to his family, including some for his 1-year-old daughter's future birthdays.

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.

TLC cancels 'Honey Boo Boo'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:51:46 EDT

Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender.

'Breaking Bad' star upset at store
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:54:16 EDT

Aaron Paul is still upset that Toys R Us pulled "Breaking Bad" action figures from its stores and noted that a petition to keep the figures has gained signers.

Citizen pulls over, warns police officer
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:57:26 EDT

Gavin Seim filmed his exchange with a police officer in an unmarked car.

Twitter all-star signs off
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:26:57 EDT

Chrissy Teigen, usually one of Twitter's more resilient members, has apparently quit the site.

Bus driver lays the smackdown on thief
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:34:10 EDT

Bus driver bags purse-snatcher with a bat. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on instant karma caught on camera.

These dogs protect the president
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:40:23 EDT

For the Secret Service only one breed of dog will do to keep the President safe.

Gisele is right: Mom comes first!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:47 EDT

When did it become a crime to admit that you -- as a parent -- put yourself first?

Stadium's glass panel falls toward girl
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:43:48 EDT

A little girl in Ukraine has survived a close call with a glass panel from a soccer stadium. Erin Hawksworth reports.

Halloween costumes to avoid this year
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:56:48 EDT

Halloween costumes to avoid this year: dead celebs, domestic abusers and biohazards.

Renee's new look is raising eyebrows
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:46:57 EDT

A plastic surgeon weighs in on Zellweger's new look. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the eyebrow-raising details.

Guess who bested Conan on Twitter?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:57:41 EDT

The former secretary of state and the late night talk show host staged a humorous battle of words.

Which celebs speak multiple languages?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 15:11:01 EDT

Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg already owns a good chunk of the Internet, but on Wednesday he won it as well when he spoke Chinese to an audience at a Beijing university.

Zuckerberg surprise has crowd gasping
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:12:40 EDT

Facebook's founder says he taught himself Mandarin and tested his skills with students in China.

Mike Tyson's latest project is laughable
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:12:36 EDT

CNN's Lisa France explains how an animated Mike Tyson will soon be solving mysteries on Adult Swim.

Cold War relic that refuses to die
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:50:06 EDT

It's crowded and outdated, but Berlin's hexagon-shaped Tegel Airport has won a place in the city's heart.

'Weird Al' is HOW old?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:23:58 EDT

She went without makeup for 7 days
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:14:20 EDT

Buzzfeed's Erin La Rosa did not wear makeup for a week and learned some lessons about herself.

The mountain is just the icing on the cake
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:50:13 EDT

Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the world's tallest freestanding mountain.

How real is the Africa you see in movies?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:43:05 EDT

Anthony Bourdain travels to Tanzania, an unspoiled part of the world. Tune in to Parts Unknown Sunday at 9pm EST.

'Psychedelic baptism' helped my PTSD
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:13:56 EDT

He started as a young, eager recruit looking for adventure. Now this former Marine explains why he and other vets are seeking PTSD treatment from a psychedelic drug found deep in the Amazon jungle.

Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:54:03 EDT

He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the greatest.

Hannah Graham's remains identified
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:12:12 EDT

The remains were found eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police say.

The nurse who beat Ebola
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:19:07 EDT

"I feel fortunate and blessed to be standing here today," Nina Pham said Friday after being declared Ebola-free.

War vet's search for cure leads to Amazon
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:54:58 EDT

He started as a young, eager recruit looking for adventure. Now this former Marine explains why he and other vets are seeking PTSD treatment from a psychedelic drug found deep in the Amazon jungle.

Why Bill Murray is the greatest movie star
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:59:06 EDT

He doesn't have an agent. He doesn't have a publicist. He doesn't even seem to have a fixed address. It's all the more reason why Bill Murray is the greatest.

Photos: The exciting life of Bill Murray
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:49:54 EDT

A look at the life and varied career of funnyman Bill Murray

Bill Murray stops by to bust a move at a birthday party
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:10:20 EDT

Bill Murray dances to his own music -- or, it turns out, to a good hip-hop tune with strangers.

School shooting
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:49:57 EDT

A freshman who opened fire at a school near Seattle played football and was recently on the homecoming court, students say.

'Honey Boo Boo'
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:49:05 EDT

Reports claimed that the reality show's "Mama June" Shannon is dating a registered sex offender.

Ebola
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:19:07 EDT

Nina Pham was the first person to catch Ebola on U.S. soil, and now, 13 days after testing positive, she has been declared free of the deadly disease.

Hannah Graham
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:15:50 EDT

The remains were found eight miles from where the University of Virginia student was last seen five weeks ago, police say.

Calif. shooting rampage
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:49:14 EDT

A California sheriff's deputy was fatally shot in the forehead when he and a partner confronted a motorist parked in a suspicious vehicle in a motel parking lot, Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones said Friday.

Ebola quarantine
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:49:21 EDT

The doctor had symptoms for "a very brief period of time" and had direct contact with "very few people" in New York, the mayor says.

The week in 37 photos
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:44:47 EDT

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:45:42 EDT

What a shot! 35 sports photos
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:16:44 EDT


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'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:04:37 GMT

The authorities in Mali confirm the death of the country's first Ebola patient, a two-year-old girl, and say many people were exposed to her.

Iran hangs woman despite campaign
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:43:35 GMT

Iran defies an international campaign to hang a woman who killed a man she said was trying to sexually abuse her.

Google boss sets new skydive record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:35:51 GMT

Google executive Alan Eustace breaks the world altitude record for a parachute jump set two years ago by Felix Baumgartner.

State of emergency imposed in Sinai
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:58:40 GMT

Egypt declares a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after two attacks there killed at least 31 soldiers.

NY axe attack 'was terrorist act'
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 05:40:48 GMT

Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert.

Life terms for Argentina jail crimes
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:56:09 GMT

An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:47:11 GMT

A Malaysian diplomat appears briefly in court on charges of attempted rape in the New Zealand city of Wellington after being extradited.

One killed in US school shooting
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:29 GMT

One person was shot dead and four students wounded in a school by a student who then took his own life, police in the US state of Washington say.

US judge sentences Farc commander
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:38:50 GMT

A US judge has sentenced an ex-Colombian rebel to 27 years in prison for his role in the kidnapping of three American citizens in 2003.

Russia 'helped Yanukovych to flee'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT

Vladimir Putin says for the first time that Russia helped Ukraine's ex-President Viktor Yanukovych to flee after he was ousted in February.

Puffer fish poisons 11 in Brazil
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:32:26 GMT

Eleven people fell seriously ill in Brazil after eating a deadly puffer fish for lunch, it was reported.

US golf boss sacked in Poulter row
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:34 GMT

Ted Bishop, president of the PGA of America, is sacked after calling Ian Poulter a "little girl" on social media.

Gold prizes for Dubai commuters
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:36:31 GMT

The emirate wants people to get out of their cars to ease traffic congestion.

US returns ancient artefacts to Peru
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:53:28 GMT

The US returns about 20 ancient Peruvian artefacts - some more than 1,800 years old - that had been looted from pre-Columbian graves.

Two US Ebola nurses free of virus
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:10:30 GMT

Two nurses infected with Ebola while treating a patient in Dallas are declared free of the deadly virus, a day after the first infection in New York.

Body of UK-born student identified
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:17:55 GMT

Authorities in Virginia identify the remains of a British-born university student who disappeared last month after a night out with friends.

Governor quits over Mexico missing
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:49:56 GMT

The governor of Mexico's southern Guerrero state - where 43 students went missing after deadly clashes with police last month - stands down.

Honduras drought puts many 'at risk'
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 10:26:52 GMT

More than half a million people in Honduras have been affected by a severe drought, according to the Red Cross.

Tunis 'militant hideout' stormed
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:15 GMT

Tunisian security forces storm a house in a Tunis suburb to end a stand-off with armed militants, killing six people, officials say.

Rwanda bans BBC over genocide film
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:29:57 GMT

Rwanda suspends BBC broadcasts in the Kinyarwanda language with immediate effect because of a controversial documentary about the 1994 genocide.

Detained Myanmar reporter shot dead
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:12:51 GMT

A Burmese journalist taken into detention while covering clashes near the Thai border is shot dead while trying to escape, the army says.

First transplant of 'dead' heart
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:00:25 GMT

Surgeons in Australia say they have performed the first heart transplant using a "dead heart".

PM: I won't meet 1.7bn EU demand
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:39:41 GMT

David Cameron insists the UK will not pay 1.7bn demanded by the EU - but Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso says the bill should not have come as a surprise.

Dolce & Gabbana cleared in tax case
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:06:58 GMT

Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana, founders of the Dolce & Gabbana fashion house, are cleared by an Italian court of tax evasion.

Bahrain F1 complaint 'merits probe'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:57:33 GMT

A complaint that human rights regulations were breached when the Formula 1 Grand Prix was staged in Bahrain "merits further examination", a UK government panel says.

US to check IS 'chemical weapon' use
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:55:18 GMT

The United States will investigate "extremely serious allegations" that militant group Islamic State used chlorine gas against Iraqi police officers.

Scottish Labour leader stands down
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:54:03 GMT

Johann Lamont stands down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, accusing the party's UK leadership of treating Scotland as a "branch office".

Cost of driving licence to be cut
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:11 GMT

The cost of getting a driving licence is being cut following a recent public consultation, the government says.

UK anger at 1.7bn EU cash demand
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:06:37 GMT

UK politicians react angrily to demands for an extra 1.7bn (2.1bn euros) contribution towards the European Union's budget due to the country's better economic performance.

Banana splits as Chiquita chops deal
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:29 GMT

Shareholders in US banana distributor Chiquita vote against a merger deal with Irish rival Fyffes in favour of a higher offer.

Ukraine-Russia 'consensus' over gas
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:29:26 GMT

Ukraine and Russia find "consensus" on a deal to end their gas dispute, according to the boss of Ukraine's state gas firm.

Suarez gets help for impulse to bite
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:31:38 GMT

Barcelona striker Luis Suarez says he is getting professional help as he seeks to overcome an "impulse" to bite opponents.

Nadal confirms the end of his season
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:31:14 GMT

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.

Caterham 'allowed' to miss two GPs
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:11:26 GMT

Formula 1 boss Bernie Ecclestone will allow Caterham to miss the next two Formula 1 grands prix to focus on finding a buyer.

Cliff Richard police raid 'inept'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:10:39 GMT

The handling of a police raid at the home of veteran pop star Sir Cliff Richard is described as inept by the Commons Home Affairs Committee.

Alvin Stardust album gets early release
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:13:07 GMT

The release of Alvin Stardust's final album, his first in 30 years, is brought forward following his death.

US network AMC buys into BBC America
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:27:02 GMT

US TV network AMC, which aired Mad Men and The Walking Dead, is to take over the running of BBC America after a $200m (125m) deal with the BBC.

VIDEO: One dead in US school shooting
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:01:12 GMT

One person was killed and four others injured after a student opened fire at a school north of Seattle, in the US state of Washington.

VIDEO: Spirit of revolution simmers in Kiev
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:08:42 GMT

Steve Rosenberg visits Kiev to see how the recent violence in Ukraine has had an impact on who is running for parliament.

VIDEO: US air strike 'hits IS command'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:08:22 GMT

New video footage show a US air strike hitting an Islamic State position on a hill near the embattled Syrian town of Kobane.

VIDEO: CCTV of Ottawa shooting suspect
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 20:28:51 GMT

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP) releases video footage of the suspected gunman arriving at the country's parliament building during Wednesday's shooting incident.

VIDEO: Brazil's 'tightest' presidential vote
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:21:16 GMT

Sunday's presidential run-off vote in Brazil is too close to call and the election battle has centred on the pivotal home state of both candidates, Minas Gerais.

VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:36:43 GMT

There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.

VIDEO: Security for polio workers in Pakistan
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:27:22 GMT

The number of cases of polio in Pakistan has topped 200 for the first time in nearly 15 years.

VIDEO: Fears of IS threat to Ancient Babylon
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:22:47 GMT

There are fears that the ancient site of Babylon in present-day Iraq is threatened with destruction by the militant group calling itself Islamic State.

Picasso Museum sees grand reopening
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:21:56 GMT

Picasso Museum in Paris reopens after a five-year renovation

Pakistan's bewildering array of militants
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:13:37 GMT

Pakistan's here today, gone tomorrow militant factions

Elections highlight economic divisions in Brazil
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:25:44 GMT

Brazil's election highlights huge economic disparities

Ukraine vote could push the country into chaos
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:04:27 GMT

Ukraine's vote could bring conflict, not peace

Week in pictures: 18-24 October 2014
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:02:34 GMT

A selection of the top news photographs from around the world

India's iconic football club facing closure
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:19:24 GMT

How an iconic Indian football club fell on hard times

VIDEO: Swearing for feminism
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:02:38 GMT

Does a good cause justify little girls using bad language?

Iran-Pakistan: Will border tensions boil over?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:48:59 GMT

Iran-Pakistan border skirmishes risk spinning out of control


MarketWatch.com - Top Stories

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2 dead, 4 wounded in high-school shooting near Seattle
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:25:26 GMT

Police responded to 911 call from high school in Marysville, Wash.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from ConocoPhillips earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:10:41 GMT

Analysts polled by FactSet expect ConocoPhillips to report earnings of $1.19 a share, compared with $1.47 a share a year ago

Futures Movers: Oil futures post fourth weekly loss in a row
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:09:22 GMT

Crude-oil prices have fallen as investors remained unsure if a rebound in oil prices can be sustained.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from Exxon Mobil earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:08:45 GMT

Investors will want to see what Exxon Mobil’s “Plan B” is for production growth, now that oil fields in Russia’s Arctic are off limits.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from Chevron earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:07:09 GMT

Chevron executives are expected to address the multiyear lows for oil prices have affected the company when it reports earnings before the bell Friday.

NewsWatch: Buy Apple and sell Google if you can own only one
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:00:09 GMT

The fortunes of the two companies are heading in different directions, writes Jeff Reeves.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from SunPower earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:56:35 GMT

SunPower Corp. is scheduled to release third-quarter results before the bell on Wednesday, and here’s what investors can expect.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from First Solar earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:51:04 GMT

First Solar Inc. is scheduled to report third-quarter earnings on Thursday, and investors will be eager to hear updates on the solar-panel maker and developer’s lofty goals.

Earnings Outlook: What to expect from Facebook’s earnings
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:48:07 GMT

Advertising revenue will be key to social-media company’s results

Currencies: Dollar finishes week higher against yen
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:45:11 GMT

The dollar finishes the week 1.1% higher against the yen, benefiting from strong economic data out of the U.S. and Europe.

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Renault chief sees Europe auto market slowing in 2015
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:42:05 -0400

French President Francois Hollande is shown the inside of a newly presented Renault Espace by CEO of Nissan-Renault Carlos Ghosn (R) during an official visit to the Paris Motor Show on October 03, 2014French carmaker Renault chairman, Carlos Ghosn, said Saturday that he expects slower growth in Europe's auto market next year as it continues to recover from the global economic crisis. Ghosn, who is also Renault's chief executive officer, said the European market was growing at six percent so far this year -- the best since the 2007 crisis. "I'm expecting in 2015 this recovery to continue," Ghosn told journalists on the sidelines of an industry forum in China's commercial hub Shanghai. I think the increase will probably be more moderate than six percent... in line with GDP (gross domestic product) growth," he said, but gave no estimates for Renault alone.


Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:40:05 -0400

President Barack Obama hugs Ebola survivor Nina Pham in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Washington. Pham, the first nurse diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital is free of the virus. The 26-year-old Pham arrived last week at the NIH Clinical Center. She had been flown there from Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas. Pham's mother Diana, center, and sister Cathy watch. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms.


Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:35:09 -0400

FILE - In this June 25 2014 file photo, Rohingya refugees gather to receive medicine at Dar Paing village clinic, north of Sittwe, Rakhine state, Myanmar. A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe, File)YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in the last two weeks, according to residents and a leading expert.


Mariota throws 5 TD pass, No. 6 Oregon beats Cal
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:22:52 -0400

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota, left, is chased by California's Jonathan Johnson, center, and Noah Westerfield during the first half of an NCAA college football game Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Santa Clara, Calif. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — Marcus Mariota matched his season high with five touchdown passes and broke the Oregon record for career passing yards in the No. 6 Ducks' 59-41 victory over California on Friday night in the first college game at Levi's Stadium.


Brazil poll rivals clash over corruption claim
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:12:05 -0400

Brazilian presidential candidates Dilma Rousseff (R) and Aecio Neves wait for the start of a televised debate in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on October 24, 2014Brazil's presidential candidates clashed over corruption allegations in a final debate, as incumbent Dilma Rousseff rejected a report that she knew about a kickback scheme at state oil giant Petrobras. The last debate before Sunday's run-off election was heated from the start as the report in conservative newsweekly Veja dominated opening exchanges before the candidates moved on to the economy and political reform. Center-right challenger Aecio Neves demanded to know what his leftist rival knew about Veja's claim that she and her predecessor Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva were personally aware of embezzlement within Petrobras, whose board Rousseff once chaired. "Veja magazine has presented no proof -- this magazine has a habit of trying to pull off an electoral coup right at the end of campaigning," Rousseff stormed as both candidates prepared to field questions from undecided voters from around the country.


Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:48 -0400

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.


Royals edge Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:48:00 -0400

San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco is out at first as he dives with Kansas City Royals' Eric Hosmer covering during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — All season long and deep into October, the Kansas City Royals have relied on their winning formula of fundamental baseball: sparkling defense, a dominant bullpen and just enough timely hitting.


Debate over compromise shapes Georgia Senate race
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:37:20 -0400

FILE - This Oct. 7, 2014, file photo shows Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. Senate Michelle Nunn and Republican candidate David Perdue talking after their debate in Perry, Ga. In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Nunn told the boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home." Purdue stood on the same debate stage and bellowed: "Welcome to Perdue country." Neither candidate lives near the fairgrounds, much less among cattle or row crops. But both candidates have made a concerted play for rural and small-town voters. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) — Democrat Michelle Nunn of Georgia has made her willingness to work with Republicans a central theme as she campaigns across the state for a key seat in the fight for control of the Senate.


WHO eyes mass Ebola vaccines by mid-2015
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:35:42 -0400

A man shows the front page of a local newspaper while reading in the subway on October 24, 2014 in New York CityHundreds of thousands of Ebola vaccine doses could be rolled out to West Africa by mid-2015, the World Health Organization said, after a new case of the virus was reported in New York and a two-year-old girl died in the first case in Mali. Two American nurses were declared cured of Ebola and one -- Dallas-based Nina Pham -- hugged President Barack Obama at the White House to prove it. Steps include mandatory quarantine 21 days of any individual who has had direct contact with an Ebola patient while in Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone, including medics who treated Ebola patients.


War-scarred Ukraine counts down to key vote
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:24:19 -0400

A man walks in front of election placards in the center of Kiev on October 24, 2014Ukraine voters will go to the polls Sunday in elections set to dramatically reshape parliament, after a year of upheavals in which a deadly pro-Russian uprising has threatened to splinter the ex-Soviet state. Campaigning ended on Friday for the polls called by President Petro Poroshenko in August. Poroshenko is under pressure to purge parliament of lawmakers tied to the old regime of Viktor Yanukovych, ousted in February after a wave of bloody protests. Russian President Vladimir Putin -- accused of stirring up the uprising after seizing Crimea in the wake of his ally's ouster in Kiev -- said he respected Ukraine's territorial integrity but questioned how its frontier with Russia was set.


Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:10:46 -0400

Members of the Brooklyn Borough President's office hand out fliers detailing the risks of Ebola outside The Gutter bowling alley, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in the Williamsburg neighborhood of the Brooklyn borough of New York. Since there's no specific treatment, care is focused on easing symptoms to give the body enough time to fight off an infection. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.


School gunman was homecoming prince, students say
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:47:51 -0400

Suspected high school gunman was homecoming royaltyMARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.


Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:41:07 -0400

People attend a community vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in MarysvilleBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, officials said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. ...


Two deputies killed, two others hurt in California shooting spree
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:30:40 -0400

A California Highway Patrol car and other law enforcement vehicles set up a roadblock near Placer High School leading to a rural area where authorities are searching for an assailant, in Auburn, Calif., who shot three sheriff's deputies in two Northern California Counties, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Deputies were searching a canyon in the Sierra Nevada foothills for an armed man suspected in the shooting of a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy and two Placer County Deputies and a bystander in an attempt to carjack a vehicle.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Two California sheriff's deputies were killed and two others were wounded in a shooting spree that started in a motel parking lot in Sacramento on Friday, authorities said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, and a female companion, who were described on Twitter by the California Highway Patrol as armed and dangerous, were taken into custody, police said. The incident began on Friday morning in the parking lot of a Motel 6 when a deputy, later identified as Danny Oliver, 47, approached a vehicle considered to be suspicious, said Sacramento County Sheriff Lieutenant R.L. Davis. ...


Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:23:21 -0400

Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pauseNEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.


Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:22:10 -0400

Uruguayan national flags and banners representing the Broad Front ruling political party, are displayed for sale in multi-flag holders on an avenue in Montevideo, Uruguay Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international renown for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.


Coal mine accident in far west China kills 16: Xinhua
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:16:28 -0400

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Sixteen workers were killed after a coal mine collapsed in China's far western region of Xinjiang, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Saturday, highlighting the poor safety standards in the world's biggest coal producing country. The accident occurred in the regional capital of Urumqi on Friday night when 33 workers were underground, the report said citing local officials. Eleven workers were injured and six escaped, it added. The report did not identify the name of the coal mine and said the cause of the accident is being investigated. ...

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:06:25 -0400

A giant puppet in the likeness of Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva dances on the street in support of incumbent President Dilma Rousseff, in Brasilia, Brazil, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves, the presidential candidate for the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, are in a tight election contest, that culminates Oct. 26 when millions of Brazilians are expected to go to the polls and decide who'll be the next leader of Latin America's biggest economy. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."


Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:03:33 -0400

United States midfielder Megan Rapinoe (15) heads the ball in the first half against Mexico during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time.


Today in History
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:00:28 -0400

Today is Saturday, Oct. 25, the 298th day of 2014. There are 67 days left in the year.

Cornyn, Democrat Alameel meet in only debate
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:41:03 -0400

Moderator Wendy Cruz, left, listens as U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas, center, responds to a question during a debate against Democratic U.S. Senate candidate David Alameel at Mountain View College campus, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS (AP) — Problems with the nation's immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel.


Royals juggle lineup, beat Giants 3-2 in Game 3
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:36:21 -0400

Kansas City Royals pitcher Brandon Finnegan throws during the seventh inning of Game 3 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Greg Holland closes it out with a 1-2-3 ninth inning and the Royals lead 2-1 in the World Series. Game 4 is Saturday night from San Francisco.


Father of country star Reba McEntire dies
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:47 -0400

COALGATE, Okla. (AP) — The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:08:56 -0400

NYC COPS ATTACKED WITH HATCHETNEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday.


Liverpool manager warns Reds to plug leaky defence
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:54:40 -0400

Liverpool's Philippe Coutinho (C) celebrates scoring a goal with teammates during their English Premier League match against Queens Park Rangers, at Loftus Road in London, on October 19, 2014Brendan Rodgers concedes Liverpool's season is destined to end in frustration unless his side can plug the gaps in their leaky defence. The Reds have kept just one clean sheet in their last 18 matches and Rodgers' pre-season overhaul of the defence, which saw the Liverpool manager splash out on Dejan Lovren and Alberto Moreno, has so far failed to solve the problem. This season Liverpool have shipped 19 goals and a weakness dealing with set-pieces has contributed to several defeats, including Wednesday's 3-0 loss against Real Madrid in the Champions League. Liverpool are already nine points behind Premier League leaders Chelsea heading into Saturday's clash with Hull at Anfield and Rodgers knows there needs to be an immediate improvement at the back to avoid losing touch with the top four.


Two U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:31:53 -0400

A man pushes a rack near the building where Dr. Craig Spencer lives while a cleaning crew from "Bio Recovery Corporation" works inside the apartment in New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama's administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. ...


Hong Kong protesters to vote on govt offers
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:24 -0400

A pro-democracy protester takes a rest on a barricade in the occupied area of the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong democracy activists will hold a two-day referendum starting Sunday to gauge protesters' response to government proposals to end the monthlong street occupation.


Rules for returning Ebola health workers need coordination: U.S. official
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:03:05 -0400

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Top Obama administration officials met on Friday morning to discuss potential new rules for healthcare workers returning to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa, but they want any measures to be coordinated, a senior official said. "We will not hesitate to take any action that we feel has the potential to fortify us against additional imported Ebola cases," said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. ...

Google exec sets records with leap from near-space
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:02:17 -0400

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.


NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:02:09 -0400

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, left, speaks as New Jersey Governor Chris Christie listens at a news conference, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 in New York. The governors announced a mandatory quarantine for people returning to the United States through airports in New York and New Jersey who are deemed "high risk." In the first application of the new set of standards, the states are quarantining a female healthcare worker returning from Africa who took care of Ebola patients. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a team of disease detectives tracking the movements of a New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola will soon detail their findings.


Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:00:56 -0400

In this Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, a geologist marks the coordinates of the Kilauea lava flow front with a GPS unit. A 13-mile finger of lava from Kilauea Volcano has started to again move quickly, and could hit a secondary road sometime Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Officials on Hawaii's Big Island won't start evacuating people until the lava flow is within three to five days of affecting Pahoa residents. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.


Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:58:36 -0400

In this photo provided by Egypt's state news agency MENA, Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, center, holds an emergency meeting of the National Defense Council with top officials after an attack in the Sinai Peninsula, in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi. El-Sissi, the former defense minister and army chief who overthrew Morsi last year, declared a three-day mourning period. (AP Photo/MENA)EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi.


Two cops dead in California shooting spree
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:38:33 -0400

US police launch a manhunt in northern California after a suspect shot at least three police officers and one civilian, officials sayLos Angeles (AFP) - Two police officers were killed and two people wounded in California when a man went on a shooting spree, officials said, having finally caught up with the suspect after he went on the run.


Perfumed Perez making good scents for Royals
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:37:07 -0400

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez waits to hit during batting practice before Game 3 of baseball's World Series between the Kansas City Royals and the San Francisco Giants Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Salvador Perez is a player who doesn't want to make a stink.


US school shooting leaves gunman, student dead
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:36:28 -0400

A student embraces a family member after being evacuated from Marysville-Pilchuck High School in the aftermath of a shooting on the high school's campus on October 24, 2014 in Marysville, WashingtonA US student who had issued chilling warnings on Twitter opened fire in a school cafeteria on Friday, killing at least one person and critically injuring three before taking his own life. The gunman, identified by media reports and fellow students as Jaylen Fryberg, launched his attack in a school in the northwestern state of Washington, as terrified classmates dived for cover.


Colombian rebel jailed for 27 years over US hostage case
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:27:56 -0400

Image released by the US embassy in Colombia in July, 2008 shows US citizens Keith Stansell (L), Marc Gonsalves and Thomas Howes (R) after being rescued by the Colombian army from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC)A former commander of Colombia's leftist FARC rebels was jailed for 27 years for his role in the 2003 kidnap of three US citizens held captive for five years, the US Justice Department said. Alexander Beltran Herrera, 38, pleaded guilty in March to three counts of hostage-taking relating to the abduction of Marc Gonsalves, Thomas Howes and Keith Stansell. The three men were taken prisoner by FARC fighters after their aircraft crashed deep in the Colombian jungle. Two other men -- US national Thomas Janis and Colombian Luis Alcides Cruz -- were murdered near the crash site by the rebels.


Canada vows tougher laws as citizens worry in face of attacks
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:23:05 -0400

Sentries return to the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier during a ceremony at the National War Memorial in OttawaBy Randall Palmer, Richard Valdmanis and Scott Malone OTTAWA/HAMILTON Ontario (Reuters) - Canada vowed on Friday to toughen laws against terrorism in ways that critics say may curtail civil liberties as a country that prides itself on its openness mourned the second soldier this week killed by homegrown radicals. Prime Minister Stephen Harper joined a crowd at the National War Memorial in Ottawa to mark the death of Corporal Nathan Cirillo, who was shot by a troubled and drug-addicted convert to Islam on Wednesday while on ceremonial guard at the memorial in the center of the country's ...


Armstrong barred from Greenville ride
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:07:07 -0400

File picture shows disgraced cycling star Lance Armstrong being interviewed by Oprah Winfrey on January 17, 2013 during which he admitted to dopingDisgraced American cyclist Lance Armstrong has been barred from taking part in a cycling event with ex-US Postal Service teammates as part of his lifetime ban for using performance-enhancing drugs. Armstong's plan to ride this weekend was scuttled because the non-competitive event in South Carolina comes under the umbrella of Colorado Springs-based USA Cycling. The Gran Fondo Hincapie, which is named after Armstrong's former USA teammate George Hincapie, is a 128-kilometre (80 mile) touring trek set for Saturday around Greenville, South Carolina. "USA Cycling has informed USADA that the Hincapie Gran Fondo constitutes a cycling "activity" that is "authorized" by USA Cycling as those terms are used in the World Anti-Doping Code and in the Anti-Doping provisions of the UCI (International Cycling Union) Cycling Regulations.


State of emergency in Sinai after bomb kills 30 Egypt soldiers
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:58:56 -0400

Sinai has turned into a hotbed for extremist militants who have killed scores of security personnel since the overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in July 2013Egypt declared a three-month state of emergency would begin Saturday in the north and centre of the Sinai Peninsula after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. The emergency measures will begin Saturday at 0300 GMT "for a duration of three months", the presidency said in a statement in the wake of the deadliest attack on the security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year. The attack, in an agricultural area northwest of El-Arish, the main town in north Sinai, killed at least 30 soldiers and left 29 others injured, medics said. Jihadists in the peninsula have killed scores of policemen and soldiers since Morsi's overthrow to avenge a bloody police crackdown on his supporters.


Navajo officials mull election amid confusion
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:53:55 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)PHOENIX (AP) — With their presidential election less than two weeks away, Navajo Nation officials are weighing how to proceed with a race that has become increasingly embroiled in confusion amid a debate involving the tribe's language.



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Marysville Holds Vigil After School Shooting
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:47:13 GMT

Mourners gathered at a vigil after Friday's deadly school shootings in Marysville, Washington.






Royals Edge Giants in World Series Game 3, Lead 2-1
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:44:48 GMT

The bullpen was the winning formula once again for the Kansas City Royals in a 3-2 Game 3 victory over the San Francisco Giants






Follow Live: Royals vs. Giants in World Series Game 3
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:23:27 GMT

Keep track of all the action during a pivotal Game 3 of the World Series, with both teams tied 1-1.






Worker Who Treated Ebola Hospitalized in N.J., Has Fever
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:43:15 GMT

The healthcare worker was placed in quarantine at a Newark airport upon returning from treating Ebola patients in Africa, and later developed a fever.






Worker Who Treated Ebola Hospitalized in NJ, Has Fever
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:43:15 GMT

The healthcare worker was placed in quarantine at a Newark airport upon returning from treating Ebola in Africa, and later developed a fever.






Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:08:48 GMT

Ambulances raced away with the injured from Marysville Pilchuck High School to a nearby hospital where 25 doctors responded to the shooting.






Brittany Maynard's Bucket List Beckons Her to Grand Canyon
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:51:24 GMT

Brittany Maynard has chosen a "death with dignity," while hoping terminal brain cancer would hold off long enough for her to see a special place.

'Everybody Liked Him': Gunman Was Homecoming Prince
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:31:14 GMT

Jaylen Ray Fryberg, identified as the student who opened fire at a Washington state high school, was described as a happy, popular football player.






Second Deputy Shot in California Dies, Suspect in Custody
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:49:10 GMT

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and a deputy in Placer County died after they were shot during a crime spree that spanned two counties Friday.






Two Deputies Die in California Rampage, Suspect Arrested
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:49:10 GMT

A Sacramento County sheriff's deputy and a deputy in Placer County died after they were shot during a crime spree that spanned two counties Friday.

Deputy Slain, Two Others Shot in California Crime Spree
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:35:57 GMT

Officials say they have apprehended a suspect in the fatal shooting of one deputy and the shooting of two other deputies and a bystander.






New 'Making a Difference' Stories Pour In
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:09:45 GMT

Nightly News has spent the past week revisiting "Making a Difference" reports that especially resonated with the audience.






Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:54:21 GMT

Freshman Jaylen Fryberg killed one student and wounded four others at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, then died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.






'Highway of Heroes': Slain Canadian Soldier Comes Home
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:48:52 GMT

Supporters pay tribute as the Body of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo is transported from Ottawa to Hamilton, along the Highway of Heroes in Port Hope, Ont.

Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:45:03 GMT

Marysville-Pilchuck High School students give first-hand accounts of deadly shooting.






Drones Give Archaeologists a Bird's-Eye View of Past
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:44:43 GMT

From drones that perform high-fidelity 3-D scans to apps that automatically scour satellite data for undiscovered sites, the past is looking futuristic.

New York and New Jersey Will Quarantine Ebola Doctors
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:40:51 GMT

Doctors coming back from treating Ebola patients in West Africa will have to sit out a mandatory 21-day quarantine in New York and New Jersey.

Hannah Graham's Remains Have Been Identified: Police
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:30:05 GMT

Human remains found during the search for missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham have been identified as those of the 18-year-old.






New 'Making a Difference' Stories Pour In
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:24:02 GMT

Nightly News has spent the past week revisiting "Making a Difference" reports that especially resonated with the audience.

Hatchet Attack Was Terrorist Act, Cops Say
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:15:43 GMT

Zale Thompson allegedly attacked two rookie New York police officers with a hatchet before he was shot dead.

Queen Elizabeth II of England Joins Twitter
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:13:14 GMT

She’ll be known as Elizabeth R, the R stands for Regina which is Latin for Queen.

Judge Halts New Jersey's Sports Betting Plan
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:08:07 GMT

District Judge Michael Shipp issued a temporary restraining order after a request by the NFL, the NBA, the NHL, Major League Baseball and the NCAA.






Google Exec's 136,000-Foot Jump Breaks Record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:02:03 GMT

Alan Eustace traveled a whopping 800 miles an hour during his fall, breaking the sound barrier.






Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:58:11 GMT

Possible shooting at a Seattle area school. Watch KING coverage.






Google Exec's 136,000-Foot Space Jump Breaks Record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:54:26 GMT

Alan Eustace traveled a whopping 800 miles an hour during his fall, breaking the sound barrier.







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Teen shooter targets 3 girls, 2 male cousins
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NY, NJ governors impose mandatory Ebola quarantines - The Seattle Times
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NY, NJ governors impose mandatory Ebola quarantines
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Even before quarantine details had been worked out, a nurse who recently worked with Ebola patients in West Africa flew into Newark Liberty International Airport and was ordered quarantined; she was hospitalized after developing a fever. By MARILYNN ...
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Royals again show assets that got them here, but that can change - SFGate
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Somewhere, in the residue of Game 3, a pile of theories caught fire. As it simmered, the advantage of National League rules turned to ashes, right along with the Giants' mastery of a pitching staff and the inspirational qualities of a wildly enthusiastic crowd.
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A gunman who allegedly killed two sheriff's deputies and wounded another officer and a bystander in the Sacramento County area has been arrested, a spokeswoman for the Placer County sheriff said Friday night. Spokeswoman Dena Erwin said 34-year-old ...
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The Canadian parliament observed a moment of silence today for Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, 24, the solider who was slain by a gunman in Ottawa on Wednesday while he was guarding the National War Memorial. Those who knew Cirillo said the father and reservist ...
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Wisconsin Democrats have watched for four years as Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the GOP-controlled Legislature pushed through their uncompromising conservative agenda — allowing concealed weapons, redrawing legislative district boundaries in ...
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Putin Accuses US of Backing 'Neo-Fascists' and 'Islamic Radicals' - New York Times
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School shooting north of Seattle results in at least two deaths

A student began shooting in the cafeteria of Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday morning, according to police, who said the gunman turned his weapon on himself.

Google exec flings himself from stratosphere, breaks record

Alan Eustace, a senior vice president at Google, cut himself loose from a balloon some 25 miles up, parachuting to Earth safely and breaking a record set two years earlier by Austrian daredevil Felix Baumgartner.

Ford CEO: We tore apart a Tesla. We could build one like it.

Ford CEO Mark Fields says Ford has torn apart and rebuilt a Tesla Model S – and that the company is considering building a similar long-range, high-performance electric car. Ford's current model, the Focus Electric, has better gas mileage but a shorter range than the Tesla Model S.

Could Democrat Michelle Nunn actually win Georgia Senate race?

Democrat Michelle Nunn is in a surprising dead heat with Republican David Perdue in the Georgia Senate race. She might even be ahead. But there's a potential catch.

Three pioneering women in Marine infantry course are asked to leave. Why?

The three women who qualified for the Marine Corps's Infantry Officers Course were physically disqualified last week. No woman has successfully completed the course.

Scientists discover highest Ice Age settlements yet

Some 12,000 years ago, humans were living high up in the Peruvian Andes, say scientists, suggesting that ancient South Americans adapted very quickly to high-altitude living.

Crispy buttermilk baked chicken

It might not be exotic or innovative, but this crispy chicken, is a tasty, simple recipe you'll return to again and again.  

Attack on military post in Sinai kills 30 Egyptian troops

An attack on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on military.

Things get awkward with Brad Pitt on 'Between Two Ferns'

Brad Pitt – or Bradley Pitts – appeared on 'Between Two Ferns' to promote his latest film 'Fury.' True to form, host Zach Galifianakis did not hold back, asking the star plenty of awkward and hilarious questions. 

Hillary Clinton rallies supporters for Martha Coakley, focuses on family issues

Hillary Clinton campaigns for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley in Boston on Friday, focusing on the need for equal pay for women, better child care, more sick days, and paid family leave.

'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' is canceled by network TLC

The cancellation occurred after reports that June Shannon, the mother of the family featured in the show, was dating someone with a criminal past. Shannon posted a video denying the allegations and TLC wouldn't publicly cite a reason for the cancellation.

First Ebola case in New York, but city was well-prepared for it

New York City has been rigorously preparing for a potential Ebola case, so the diagnosis Thursday of a doctor who recently returned from Africa does not appear to have caught the city off-guard.

Mexico's missing students expose nexus of crime and politics

Patience is wearing thin among activists seeking the return of 43 Mexican students that went missing last month. Some accuse the government of trying to buy time, and fear a return of guerrilla violence in Guerrero.

Microsoft Corporation (MSFT) profits beat expectations thanks to tablets, cloud

Microsoft announced higher-than-expected earnings for the last quarter. Cloud computing and the Surface tablet spurred Microsoft's profits.

Why did a 60-foot long shark go extinct? (+video)

The Megalodon, an enormous marine predator, disappeared some 2.6 million years ago, new research finds.

Photo op: Hubble captures Comet Siding Spring as it buzzes Mars

Comet Siding Spring's close encounter with the fleet of orbiters and rovers at Mars is expected to give scientists their most detailed look yet at an object from the Oort Cloud.

'The Martian': The movie adaptation gains cast members

The movie adaptation of Andy Weir's well-reviewed sci-fi book will include such actors as Matt Damon, Chiwetel Ejiofor, and Jessica Chastain.

J.K. Rowling will release a new piece about a 'Harry Potter' character. Who is it?

The new work will be posted on the Pottermore website on Oct. 31.

War on Ebola can be won … with a big effort, says World Bank chief

World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, a medical doctor, said that the best way to stop Ebola is to rush people who can help to the African nations at the core of the outbreak. He hailed the New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola as a hero.

Holiday travel: Coordinating kids and adults for the holiday season

The holidays offer unique challenges in organizing family schedules. Here's what some experts have to say about juggling obligations – from sports to spouses – in order to gather family around the holiday table.

Marseille's culture clash: An old hatred acquires a new face

Part 3 of 3: Anti-Semitism has a long history in Europe. But Jews are feeling increasingly threatened by what they see as a new wave of prejudice – brewed in part by burgeoning extremism in Muslim communities.

New home sales inch up to a six-year high in September (+video)

New home sales increased just 0.2 percent in September, and a big increase for August was revised considerably downward. Despite the slow growth, September marked the highest level for new home sales in six years. 

Can hero dogs Hurricane and Jordan help Secret Service regain mojo?

The Secret Service has been troubled by a series of scandals. So the work of its K-9 agents in bringing down the latest White House fence-jumper is a welcome development.

Hatchet-wielding man has authorities struggling to understand motivation

The attack on four NYPD officers by a man with a hatchet has led some to label it terrorist activity while others have said he could just be an angry man.

Europe pledges more money for Ebola fight as Mali confirms first case

Ebola has spread to Mali, which borders Guinea, one of three countries struggling to contain the disease. European officials have pledged more funding and named a coordinator to oversee aid efforts in West Africa.

Will a big solar storm mess with our GPS? (+video)

A huge sunspot is rotating toward the Earth, possibly foreshadowing a geomagnetic storm on our planet.

Albino deer shot legally in Michigan

The hunt drew widespread attention online after a newspaper report Sunday, including comments criticizing the kill.

Animals from around the world find a sanctuary in central Maine

Bob Miner's DEW Animal Kingdom & Sanctuary cares for more than 200 animals, many of which once were in zoos or kept as exotic pets.

'Laggies': The aim of the film starring Keira Knightley isn't always clear

Actress Keira Knightley isn't believable as a 'laggy' – someone who is slow and aimless – or as a woman reclaiming her teenhood, but Chloë Grace Moretz is well cast as the teen with whom she bonds and Sam Rockwell is good as Moretz's caustic but sensitive father.

'Force Majeure' is a superb exploration of the consequences of male weakness

'Majeure' resembles an Ingmar Bergman movie on the slopes as it depicts the troubles between the father and mother of a Swedish family who are on vacation.

'Citizenfour': Director Laura Poitras shares the rage of her subject Edward Snowden

The movie doesn't delve into the legalities of Snowden's actions or address the irony of Snowden being given political asylum in Moscow, but the film ably expresses that it is all too easy for democracies to cross lines when gathering information.

Taylor Swift: Is her album '1989' a successful move to pop?

Swift's new album won't be released until Oct. 27, but reviews are already coming in. Though many reviewers note that her previous work had more than a tinge of pop to it, the singer announced that '1989' is her official move to the genre from country.

Why did the Queen sign her first tweet 'Elizabeth R'?

Most members of the royal family do not tweet personally — they are represented by official accounts managed by spokespeople.

In Israel, priest draws fire for preaching Christians are not Arabs

Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest who urges Christians to serve in the Israeli army, has been branded a 'traitor' and a serious threat to the cohesion of Israel's Arab minority.

Did ancient Easter Islanders have friends from afar? Yes, say scientists. (+video)

Geneticists found in a new study that ancient inhabitants of Easter Island met and mated with Native Americans long before Westerners arrived.

Will China be next to send man to the moon? (+video)

China launched a moon orbiter early Friday in preparation for a 2017 mission to collect samples from the lunar surface, but the country's space program would have to combine its lunar exploration and human spaceflight components before executing a manned mission to the moon.

Why Botswana's 'pilot president' fans fears of turbulence ahead

The southern African democracy is widely viewed as a post-colonial success story. But as Botswana’s citizens freely cast their votes in today’s presidential election, critics warn incumbent Khama has a darker side.

'Wilde in America' follows Oscar Wilde through his self-promotional US tour

Oscar Wilde didn't come to the US to learn about Americans. He wanted them to learn about him.

'Political Order and Political Decay': What does it takes to create a well-functioning modern state?

Francis Fukuyama furthers his consideration of governance in this sequel to his acclaimed 2011 book 'The Origins of Political Order'.

Ford's new, lighter pickup weighs down Q3 earnings (+video)

Ford's net income dropped 34 percent to $835 million in the third quarter, largely due to the cost of launching the new Ford F-150 pickup. The new truck, which is 700 pounds lighter due to its aluminum construction, is scheduled to go on sale by the end of this year.


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Time to test your sarcasm detectors: It's the UN's global comms shakeup extravaganza!
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:04:12 GMT

Five days of socializing and… well, judge for yourself

The United Nations is often mocked as an old boy's network where representatives spend all their time making speeches about nothing and attending social events while wasting millions of dollars congratulating each other for doing so.…

Wanna see how Russia et al hope to shape the internet? ITU opens up (a little more) to public
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:03:04 GMT

Unfortunately you now have to make sense of the documents

Having tried and failed for a decade to understand and influence the internet, the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) appears to finally be grasping the fundamentals of the open web.…

Google CEO Larry Page gives Sundar Pichai keys to the kingdom
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:04:46 GMT

Android, Chrome boss moves another step closer to Choc Factory's top job

Ten years after joining Google and with running Android, Chrome, and Google Apps already on his plate, Sundar Pichai's star has now risen even higher, gaining a new tranche of responsibilities in the process.…

Cheapo telcos fined for their cheapo security: Financial records on 305,000 people spilled
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:00:44 GMT

Firms stored sensitive data in clear text for all to see

American watchdog the FCC is fining a pair of US mobile operators for an astonishing lack of security in handling customer information.…

LG taps TSMC to bake its first-ever mobile chip
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:28:06 GMT

Joins Apple, Samsung in ARM chipmaking party with Nuclun

South Korea's LG Electronics has announced its first self-made mobile system-on-chip (SoC), along with plans to debut the chip in a new smartphone to be released within the week.…

FCC: You'll have to wait even longer for faster wireless broadband
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:47:21 GMT

US spectrum auction won't happen until 2016 now

The FCC today said it will delay its planned wireless broadband spectrum auction until at least 2016.…

Breaking news: Google exec in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:08:01 GMT

Baumgartner bummed by high-up's higher-up one-up?

A Google executive has broken the record for the highest free fall to Earth – in a largely self-funded stunt to explore the stratosphere.…

Revealed: The amazing magical innovation in the iPad Mini 3 – a lick of paint
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:41:52 GMT

And a fingerprint sensor

Teardown Ready to ditch your iPad Mini 2 for the latest and greatest miniature fondleslab from Apple? You may not get much more for your money.…

Silicon Valley scrooges paid staff $1.21 an hour in a 122-hour week
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:11 GMT

Dept of Labor fines Electronics For Imaging the max – $3.5k

A successful Silicon Valley firm has admitted paying staff $1.21 an hour and working them for more than 120 hours a week.…

Wanna hop carriers with your iPad's Apple SIM? Don't hop on AT&T
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:53:18 GMT

Not unless you want your network-swapping tech disabled for good, that is

If you're looking forward to using the new iPads' multi-carrier Apple SIM in the US, don't pick AT&T as your first choice – or you'll lose the ability to switch to another carrier altogether.…

FTDI yanks chip-bricking driver from Windows Update, vows to fight on
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:53:54 GMT

Next driver to battle fake chips with 'non-invasive' methods

Chipmaker FTDI has pulled a driver from Windows Update that could brick devices containing knockoff versions of its USB-to-serial bridge chips, but says it won't back down on its aggressive anti-counterfeiting stance.…

Moment of truth for LOHAN's servos: Our US allies are poised for final test flight
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:52:06 GMT

Will Vulture 2 freeze at altitude? Edge Research Lab to find out

The matter of whether our Vulture 2 spaceplane's servos will freeze at altitude will be resolved on Saturday by our US allies at Edge Research Lab, when they send a complete spaceplane autopilot/battery/servo rig stratowards.…

Activist investors force Riverbed into climbdown over cash 'n' costs
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:16:35 GMT

Bad news for the stronghold firms

Comment Another one bites the dust as activist investor Elliott Management forces networking biz Riverbed into a strategic review of its options.…

Screw the guvmint, vows CEO of ubiquitous Korean jabber app KakaoTalk
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:56:06 GMT

Ordinary Koreans: 'Meh, that's nice. What's for tea?'

The boss of South Korea's leading messaging app KakaoTalk has apologised for handing access to users' private conversations to the country's authorities and vowed it won't happen again.…

32,000 Hungarians plan to take to the streets for 'internet tax' protest
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:01:09 GMT

New law proposes taxing every gigabyte in the land

More than 30,000 people have pledged to stage a protest against Hungary's proposed internet tax law in the capital on Sunday.…

iMessage SPAM floods US mobile networks
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:33:09 GMT

iSpam knockoff goods scam

China-based counterfeiters are spamvertising knock-off designer goods using Apple iMessage instead of using conventional email spam runs.…

Microsoft discovers long-lost phone division down back of sofa
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:06:04 GMT

Confirms it'll be chucking 'Lumia' brand into the round file

Nokia phones generated $2.6bn in revenue for Microsoft as the division arrested its decline. Redmond sold 9.3m Lumia devices in the quarter, the most ever.…

Ubuntu's shiny 10th birthday Unicorn: An upgrade fantasy
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:33:11 GMT

Exciting possibilities. Just not yet

Review For a celebratory 10th birthday release, Ubuntu 14.10 is a bit of a damp squib.…

Happy 2nd birthday, Windows 8 and Surface: Anatomy of a disaster
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:04:05 GMT

Heart of Windows 8 lives on in Windows 10

Analysis This weekend marks two years since Windows 8 and Surface were launched at a press event at Pier 57 on the Hudson River in New York.…

Not a loyal follower of @BritishMonarchy? You missed The QUEEN*'s first Tweet
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:25:10 GMT

Her Maj opens 'Information Age' at the Science Museum

Here it is:…

Bitcasa bins $10-a-month Infinite storage offer
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:02:12 GMT

Firm cites 'low demand' plus 'abusers'

Comment One of the oddest cloud storage offers ever has just been binned as Bitcasa bumps into reality. When sprats are competing with killer whales what do you expect?…

Kip Thorne explains how he created the black hole for Interstellar
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:29:06 GMT

Movie special effects project spawns academic papers on gravitational lensing

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Techies: Meet the Microsoft A Team at Future Decoded
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:01:32 GMT

Brian Cox, Sir Nigel Shadbolt at Tech Day, ExCeL, 12 Nov

Promo Microsoft is running a huge conference - Future Decoded - in London’s ExCeL centre on November 10-12. The Tech Day on Day 3 has a huge agenda, big name keynote speakers, eight training tracks – and one track dedicated to entrepreneurial startups and students.…

CBS goes OTT, releases EVERY EPISODE of Star Trek EVER MADE
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:46:06 GMT

$5.99 a month will buy you current primetime shows too

Only a day after HBO announced its OTT intentions, CBS followed suit and unveiled its own online ambitions – with archived content, current shows and livestreams in CBS’s 14 largest markets.…

Dropbox-but-with-an-actual-box firm touts new biz appliances
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:29:13 GMT

Cloudy-style biz P2P - but without the cloud

Private cloud firm Connected Data has birthed a business-class, private cloud/file sync 'n' share product based on its consumer Transporter product's base.…

Lucky you. Twitter offers you its 'Digits' (for mobe app sign-ins)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:03:31 GMT

No ma – no passwords

Twitter's launch of a service that provides a new way to sign up to apps without using passwords has received a cautious welcome from security experts.…

We chat to CloudFlare about its 'EVERYBODY GETS SSL' venture
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:34:02 GMT

Has gutsy move generated biz?

Interview CloudFlare boss Matthew Prince is hoping the firm's project to roll out SSL support to customers who use its free cloud-based web hosting service will inspire other internet firms to build out a fully encrypted web.…

Meet Mr Gamification: He's got a NUDGE or two for you
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:05:37 GMT

Geddit?!?

Battle of Ideas Do you ever get invited to talk and wish that Steve Bong was there instead of you? That’s what happened to me last weekend. The subject was "gamification" at the Battle of Ideas. Things got really strange, really quickly – I think you’ll find what is coming up to be quite eye-opening - but I’m sure Steve would have taken it all in his stride.…

Cisco patches three-year-old remote code-execution hole
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:33:11 GMT

Patch or kill Telnet

A three-year-old dangerous remote code execution hole affecting Cisco kit has been patched.…

Kingston's aviation empire: From industry firsts to Airfix heroes
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:03:07 GMT

Sir Thomas Sopwith's suburban Surrey hub

Geek's Guide to Britain He learned to fly aged 22, set up his first aircraft factory aged 24 and by 30 his fighters dominated the skies over the Western Front.…

Pssst. Want to buy a timeshare in the clouds?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:36:05 GMT

The Google dilemma — controller or spreader of knowledge?

Comment Three questions: is baby turning into a monster? Are we desktop/notebook/tablet/smartphone users becoming the near-as-dammit slaves of social media and retail monopolists? Are these monopolists destroying jobs and impoverishing people faster than networked smart device and software technologies are creating jobs and enriching their users' lives?…

WIN a 1TB monster Samsung EVO 840 SSD
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 08:01:13 GMT

Three solid state scorchers up for grabs

Competition SSDs, doncha love ’em? Blisteringly fast and no mechanical parts but all too often you’re faced with a capacity compromise. Big SSDs can be expensive but think big and think free because you could be the lucky winner of one of three 1TB Samsung SSD 840 EVO drives that are worth over £300 apiece.…

Google absorbs Oxford Uni boffins in artificial intelligence boost quest
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:26:09 GMT

'I'm sorry Larry, I'm afraid I can't do that…'

Google has hired seven academics from Oxford University and signed partnerships with the engineering and computer science facilities to help it develop its DeepMind artificial intelligence system.…

Something about this really STINKS: Rosetta probe shoves nose under comet's tail
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:04:12 GMT

Rotten eggs, horse dung and almonds – yuck

The Rosetta probe that's orbiting comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko may be preoccupied with locking down its plans for landing on the surface, but there's still science to be done – and boffins have been taking a sniff of how the space snowball smells.…

Rackspace launches big red rack eater
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:31:03 GMT

RackConnect 3.0 release gives Rackspace a much better hybrid cloud story

Rackspace has flicked the switch on the third version of its RackConnect hybrid cloud-maker.…

Adorkable overshare of words like photobomb in this year's dictionaries
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:02:08 GMT

And hipsters are finally defined as self-loathing. Sort of

Adorkable, photobomb, overshare, Tinder. What do these words have in common? Apart from being ridiculous portmanteaus and brand names that have made their way into common usage, they’re also words that will feature in this year’s new dictionaries.…

MAVEN snaps eight-bit SPACE INVADER
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 05:33:04 GMT

PewPewPew! Siding Spring shot in glorious retro chunks

Comet Siding springs is proving a tricky subject for photography.…

'Careful management of headcount' for Juniper after tepid quarter
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:56:09 GMT

Translation: the razor's swinging, at customers and in Juniper's back office

Juniper Networks has reported a difficult third quarter that left CEO Shaygan Kheradpir “disappointed” by “lower-than-anticipated demand from service providers, particularly in the U.S.”…

Boffins want to put Quanta in containers, after docking
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:31:10 GMT

Hyperscale hepcats, back off - this one's about testing entanglement afloat

Don't laugh: a group of Japanese and Australian boffins want to use container ships to carry around entangled quanta.…

Yahoo! Timestamps! Now! Block! Facebook! Email! Snoops!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:01:08 GMT

A year later, selfies saved from Purple Palace zombie email accounts

Facebook has begun using a Yahoo! email standard created in August last year to prevent snooping through the acquisition of old addresses.…

Remember the Aereo streaming TV service? Wasn't it COOL? Well, it's pretty much dead now
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:31:12 GMT

Streaming TV service barred from showing live TV streams

Embattled streaming TV service Aereo was dealt a fatal blow Thursday as a US judge barred the service from broadcasting live television streams.…

Samsung gets virtual with tiny S5 upgrade and goggle grab
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:01:07 GMT

VR headset rumoured to come down chimney with Santa

A small upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S5 has popped up on Samsung's dutch web site? The phone is identical in all regards to the S5, save in the fact that it uses a Qualcomm CPU running at 2.5 Ghz. The original S5 runs at 2.7Ghz.…

Would you blow $5.6m to own a dot-word? Meet a bloke who did just that
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:33:04 GMT

And just WTF is the point of .spot, Amazon?

A further $13m was spent yesterday on auctions for the ownership rights to three new soul-sapping dot-word domains: .spot, .salon and .realty.…

Moscow, Beijing poised to sign deal on joint cyber security ops
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:02:10 GMT

Russian, Chinese security projects on the horizon

Moscow and Beijing will next month sign a deal to commence joint information security projects and operations, and to increase cooperation in the space, according to a popular Russian newspaper with ties to President Vladimir Putin.…

Jeff Bezos rolls up another $437m, lights Amazon's cigar with it
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:28:09 GMT

Another lossmaking quarter despite sales of over $20bn

It's not black magic that Amazon works on its financial results each quarter but red magic – because however massive a haul of cash the company pulls in, it just can't seem to turn a profit. Odd, that.…

Facebook, IBM, court future Chinese elite
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:03:03 GMT

Zuckerberg and Rometty join advisory board of top business school

Beijing's Tsinghua University School of Economics and Management has signed up two tech titans to its advisory board: Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and IBM President and CEO Ginni Rometty.…

Whisper. Explain this 'questionable' behavior – senior US senator
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 00:31:04 GMT

Jay Rockefeller demands briefing with not-so-anonymous app maker

US Senator Jay Rockefeller has sent a terse letter [PDF] to the CEO of "anonymous" messaging app Whisper about its privacy policies.…

GET A ROOM, yells Facebook as it stumbles on IRC, slaps it in an app
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 23:52:43 GMT

Party like it's 1999

Facebook has built an internet chat-room app that lets people anonymously gossip with one another, just like on IRC.…

Microsoft: Cloud-o-bile still only small slice of softening revenue pie
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 22:52:09 GMT

New areas show growth, but still just 13 per cent

Microsoft reported revenues that beat estimates for Q1 of fiscal 2015, boosted by strong growth in cloud and mobility. But its solid-looking numbers belied ongoing softness in its traditional core markets.…

Hello, Ello. Still no ads and no features to sell. What do? Bag $5.5m
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:23:06 GMT

Did you LOL at Ello? Now see who's laughing ... all the way to the bank

Hipster-chic anti-Facebook wannabe Ello is today $5.5m richer, apparently – and hopes to silence critics of its no-ads manifesto with a renewed vow to never sell adverts nor user data.…


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College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:04:14 GMT

A new survey -- conducted for a firm that recently brought its private social-networking app to the US -- also shows that teens are tired of the lack of reality on sites like Facebook.






Google's head of Android to oversee its most important products
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:13:45 GMT

By promoting one of his most trusted lieutenants, Google CEO Larry Page can spend more time focusing on the future.






Clever cables for charging your phone (pictures)
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:12:10 GMT

Balking at the idea of paying Native Union Night Cable $40 to tie a knot in your smartphone charging cable? There are plenty of other charging cables available for less that you should also consider.






Lady Gaga's 'Cheek to Cheek' coming to Amazon Instant 4K, PBS
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:45:16 GMT

​If you're a fan of Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett or changing outfits every three minutes, 'Cheek to Cheek Live' will be televised on PBS tonight, and on Amazon Instant 4K later in the year.






Crave Ep. 180: Help battling robots cause even more mayhem
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:35:11 GMT

The robot war might be televised (on the Web at least) and it's a fight to the finish. The RoboGames could become a Web series if a crowdfunding effort meets its goal.






Top-rated reviews of the week (pictures)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:30:21 GMT

This week, CNET editors reviewed products from some of the big names in consumer electronics -- Apple, Amazon, Nintendo -- but Pioneer's flagship AVIC 8000NEX navigation and multimedia receiver was the one that impressed us enough to earn a Spectacular rating as well as the coveted Editors' Choice Award.






Got a new iPad and want to switch carriers? Turns out it's not so easy
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:05:25 GMT

So much for a universal Apple SIM. AT&T and T-Mobile both lock down iPad SIM cards in their stores. The difference is a T-Mobile iPad purchased at an Apple store will remain open.






Gadget Kickstarters (and one Indiegogo) that raised millions
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:31:31 GMT

We gathered the top 10 products that went from concept to reality with the help of millions raised via crowdfunding.






Breaking open iPads, Groupon's quest to be Yelp
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:18:45 GMT

The iFixit team reveals the secrets inside the new iPads, Groupon mimics Yelp, and Microsoft kills the free version of Xbox Music.






10 gadgets that grabbed the most Kickstarter bucks (pictures)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:57:25 GMT

From crazy coolers to virtual-reality headsets, we gather up 10 tech gadgets that were launched with the help of millions pledged by crowdfunders.






The 404 Show 1,570: Superhero movie overkill? Christian Bale to play Steve Jobs (podcast)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:54:14 GMT

We're finishing up the week with the question: is Hollywood's superhero factory comic book overkill? Plus we'll talk about Christian Bale's confirmed role as Steve Jobs in a new biopic, Uber flu shot delivery and confirmation that Google Glass people still freak us out.






Awww: A whole subreddit filled with baby-elephant GIFs
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:30:47 GMT

It's Friday, which means we've all made it through another long week. Celebrate in the best way possible by checking out this subreddit dedicated to GIFs of baby elephants.






The scariest games to play this Halloween
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:16:47 GMT

Jeff Bakalar picks the scariest video games to play this Halloween. Player beware!

Low Latency 112: Back to the drawing board
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:46:30 GMT

This week the Internet's attention was transfixed on a hoverboard, while ignoring Apple's newest iPad.






Huh? Mini phone attaches to the phone you already have
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:23:57 GMT

One company thinks you need a small phone that hitches a ride on your larger phone -- and the idea actually might not be as crazy as it sounds.






Aereo barred from retransmitting broadcast TV
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:07:27 GMT

A judge grants broadcasters' request for a temporary injunction against the embattled video streaming service, which has sought to reclassify itself as a cable provider.






Cool inventions that make 'Star Wars' seem real (pictures)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:18:12 GMT

The world of "Star Wars" is crossing over from sci-fi to our modern-day world as technology that once required movie magic has inspired real inventions. Let's start with those cool holograms.






This is what a 'Star Wars' blaster bolt would look like in real life
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:42:45 GMT

A team of physicists has created a film that shows what a real-life "laser bullet" would look like in action. Hint: it's not like in "Star Wars."






Sprint's 'iPhone for Life' plan to offer annual upgrade
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:33:02 GMT

The carrier ups the ante again with its iPhone-leasing program that starts at $30 a month and allows customers to swap in a new device each year. The offer takes effect on November 14.






Investors snub Amazon, but Wall Street analysts remain loyalists
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:19:00 GMT

Financial analysts continue to focus on Amazon's long-term growth, despite back-to-back quarters of losses.






iPad Mini 3 teardown's biggest surprise? The glue, iFixit finds
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:44:28 GMT

Apple's latest tiny tablet is tough to repair, says iFixit, and any fixes to the screen could result in a non-functioning Touch ID.






A new 'Harry Potter' story will unfold on Halloween
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:21:20 GMT

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore site reveals that a new short story focused on the mischievously malicious Dolores Umbridge will debut for free this Halloween.






Apple CEO had 'very open' talks with China on privacy, security
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:43:48 GMT

Tim Cook met with a Chinese official to talk online security amid allegations that the country tried to hack Apple's iCloud service.






Deezer buys Stitcher, a stab at marrying talk and tunes online
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:37:21 GMT

The Spotify rival acquires the Pandora of talk radio, aiming to set itself apart from bigger competitors as it makes a quiet entrance into the US.






The Queen puts the RT in royalty with first tweet
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:26:21 GMT

Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet -- or has she? It's a right royal mystery...







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Peter Kuran:Visual Effects Artist and Atomic Bomb Archivist
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:21:00 GMT

Lasrick links to this interview with Peter Kuran, an animator of the original Star Wars and legendary visual effects artist, writing If you saw the recent remake of Godzilla, you saw stock footage from Atom Central, known on YouTube as 'the atomic bomb channel.' Atom Central is the brainchild of Kuran, who among his many talents is an expert on archival films of the atmospheric testing era of 1945 to 1963. Combining his film restoration and photography expertise with his interest in nuclear history, he has also produced and directed five documentaries. He is currently working with Lawrence Livermore and Los Alamos National Laboratories to preserve and catalog images from the bomb-testing era, and to produce a technical handbook that will help people understand these images and the techniques used to create them.

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OwnCloud Dev Requests Removal From Ubuntu Repos Over Security Holes
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:14:00 GMT

operator_error notes a report that ownCloud developer Lukas Reschke has emailed the Ubuntu Devel mailing list to request that ownCloud (server) be removed from the Ubuntu repositories because it contains "multiple critical security bugs for which no fixes have been backported," through which an attacker could "gain complete control [of] the web server process." From the article: However, packages can't be removed from the Ubuntu repositories for an Ubuntu version that was already released, that's why the package was removed from Ubuntu 14.10 (2 days before its release) but it's still available in the Ubuntu 14.04 and 12.04 repositories (ownCloud 6.0.1 for Ubuntu 14.04 and ownCloud 5.0.4 for Ubuntu 12.04, while the latest ownCloud version is 7.0.2). Furthermore, the ownCloud package is in the universe repository and software in this repository "WILL NOT receive any review or updates from the Ubuntu security team" (you should see this if you take a look at your /etc/apt/sources.list file) so it's up to someone from the Ubuntu community to step up and fix it. "If nobody does that, then it unfortunately stays the way it is", says Marc Deslauriers, Security Tech Lead at Canonical. You can follow the discussion @ Ubuntu Devel mailing list. So, until (if) someone fixes this, if you're using ownCloud from the Ubuntu repositories, you should either remove it or upgrade to the latest ownCloud from its official repository, hosted by the openSUSE Build Service."

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Microsoft Now Makes Money From Surface Line, Q1 Sales Reach Almost $1 Billion
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:07:00 GMT

SmartAboutThings writes Microsoft has recently published its Q1 fiscal 2015 earnings report, disclosing that it has made $4.5 billion in net income on $23.20 billion in revenue. According to the report, revenue has increased by $4.67 billion, compared to $18.53 billion from the same period last year. However, net income has decreased 14 percent compared to last year's $5.24 billion mainly because of the $1.14 billion cost associated with the integration and restructuring expenses related to the Nokia acquisition. But what's finally good news for the company is that the Surface gross margin was positive this quarter, which means the company finally starts making money on Surface sales. Microsoft didn't yet reveal Surface sales, but we know that Surface revenue was $908 million this quarter, up a massive 127 percent from the $400 million this time last year. However, if we assume that the average spent amount on the purchase of this year's Surface Pro 3 was around $1000, then we have less than 1 million units sold, which isn't that impressive, but it's a good start.

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Days After Shooting, Canada Proposes New Restrictions On and Offline
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:22:00 GMT

New submitter o_ferguson writes As Slashdot reported earlier this week, a lone shooter attacked the war memorial and parliament buildings in Ottawa, Canada on Wednesday. As many comments predicted, the national government has seized this as an opportunity to roll out considerable new regressive legislation, including measures designed to* increase data access for domestic intelligence services, institute a new form of extra-judicial detention, and, perhaps most troubling, criminalize some forms of religious and political speech online. As an example of the type of speech that could, in future, be grounds for prosecution, the article mentions that the killer's website featured "a black ISIS flag and rejoiced that 'disbelievers' will be consigned to the fires of Hell for eternity." A government MP offers the scant assurance that this legislation is not "trauma tainted," as it was drafted well prior to this week's instigating incidents. Needless to say, some internet observes remain, as always, highly skeptical of the manner in which events are being portrayed. (Please note that some articles may be partially paywalled unless opened in a private/incognito browser window.)

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AT&T Locks Apple SIM Cards On New iPads
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:47:00 GMT

As reported by MacRumors, the unlocked, carrier-switchable SIM cards built into the newest iPads aren't necessarily so -- at least if you buy them from an AT&T store. Though the card comes from Apple with the ability to support (and be switched among with software, if a change is necessary) all major carriers, "AT&T is not supporting this interchangeability and is locking the SIM included with cellular models of the iPad Air 2 and Retina iPad mini 3 after it is used with an AT&T plan. ... AT&T appears to be the only participating carrier that is locking the Apple SIM to its network. T-Mobile's John Legere has indicated that T-Mobile's process does not lock a customer in to T-Mobile, which appears to be confirmed by Apple's support document, and Sprint's process also seems to leave the Apple SIM unlocked and able to be used with other carrier plans. Verizon, the fourth major carrier in the United States, did not opt to allow the Apple SIM to work with its network." The iPad itself can still be activated and used on other networks, but only after the installation of a new SIM.

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Passwords: Too Much and Not Enough
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:08:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Sophos has a blog post up saying, "attempts to get users to choose passwords that will resist offline guessing, e.g., by composition policies, advice and strength meters, must largely be judged failures." They say a password must withstand 1,000,000 guesses to survive an online attack but 100,000,000,000,000 to have any hope against an offline one. "Not only is the difference between those two numbers mind-bogglingly large, there is no middle ground." "Passwords falling between the two thresholds offer no improvement in real-world security, they're just harder to remember." System administrators "should stop worrying about getting users to create strong passwords and should focus instead on properly securing password databases and detecting leaks when they happen."

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Verizon Injects Unique IDs Into HTTP Traffic
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:26:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Verizon Wireless, the nation's largest wireless carrier, is now also a real-time data broker. According to a security researcher at Stanford, Big Red has been adding a unique identifier to web traffic. The purpose of the identifier is advertisement targeting, which is bad enough. But the design of the system also functions as a 'supercookie' for any website that a subscriber visits. "Any website can easily track a user, regardless of cookie blocking and other privacy protections. No relationship with Verizon is required. ...while Verizon offers privacy settings, they don’t prevent sending the X-UIDH header. All they do, seemingly, is prevent Verizon from selling information about a user." Just like they said they would.

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Secretive Funding Fuels Ongoing Net Neutrality Astroturfing Controversy
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:43:00 GMT

alphadogg writes: The contentious debate about net neutrality in the U.S. has sparked controversy over a lack of funding transparency for advocacy groups and think tanks, which critics say subverts the political process. News stories from a handful of publications in recent months have accused some think tanks and advocacy groups of "astroturfing" — quietly shilling for large broadband carriers. In a handful of cases, those criticisms appear to have some merit, although the term is so overused by people looking to discredit political opponents that it has nearly lost its original meaning. An IDG News Service investigation found that major groups opposing U.S. Federal Communications Commission reclassification and regulation of broadband as a public utility tend to be less transparent about their funding than the other side. Still, some big-name advocates of strong net neutrality rules also have limited transparency mechanisms in place.

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A Low Cost, Open Source Geiger Counter (Video)
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:01:00 GMT

Sawaiz Syed's LinkedIn page says he's a "Hardware Developer at GSU [Georgia State University], Department of Physics." That's a great workplace for someone who designs low cost radiation detectors that can be air-dropped into an area where there has been a nuclear accident (or a nuclear attack; or a nuclear terrorist act) and read remotely by a flying drone or a robot ground vehicle. This isn't Sawaiz's only project; it's just the one Timothy asked him about most at the recent Maker Faire Atlanta. (Alternate Video Link)

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Computer Scientist Parachutes From 135,908 Feet, Breaking Record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:14:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The NY Times reports that Alan Eustace, a computer scientist and senior VP at Google, has successfully broken the record for highest freefall jump, set by Felix Baumgartner in 2012. "For a little over two hours, the balloon ascended at speeds up to 1,600 feet per minute to an altitude of 135,908 feet, more than 25 miles. Mr. Eustace dangled underneath in a specially designed spacesuit with an elaborate life-support system. He returned to earth just 15 minutes after starting his fall. ... Mr. Eustace cut himself loose from the balloon with the aid of a small explosive device and plummeted toward the earth at a speeds that peaked at more than 800 miles per hour, setting off a small sonic boom heard by observers on the ground. ... His technical team had designed a carbon-fiber attachment that kept him from becoming entangled in the main parachute before it opened. About four-and-a-half minutes into his flight, he opened the main parachute and glided to a landing 70 miles from the launch site."

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Researcher Finds Tor Exit Node Adding Malware To Downloads
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:32:00 GMT

Trailrunner7 writes: A security researcher has identified a Tor exit node that was actively patching binaries users download, adding malware to the files dynamically. The discovery, experts say, highlights the danger of trusting files downloaded from unknown sources and the potential for attackers to abuse the trust users have in Tor and similar services. Josh Pitts of Leviathan Security Group ran across the misbehaving Tor exit node while performing some research on download servers that might be patching binaries during download through a man-in-the middle attack. What Pitts found during his research is that an attacker with a MITM position can actively patch binaries–if not security updates–with his own code. In terms of defending against the sort of attack, Pitts suggested that encrypted download channels are the best option, both for users and site operators. "SSL/TLSis the only way to prevent this from happening. End-users may want to consider installing HTTPS Everywhere or similar plugins for their browser to help ensure their traffic is always encrypted," he said via email.

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Employers Worried About Critical Thinking Skills
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:49:00 GMT

Nerval's Lobster writes: Every company needs employees who can analyze information effectively, discarding what's unnecessary and digging down into what's actually useful. But employers are getting a little bit worried that U.S. schools aren't teaching students the necessary critical-thinking skills to actually succeed once they hit the open marketplace. The Wall Street Journal talked with several companies about how they judge critical-thinking skills, a few of which ask candidates to submit to written tests to judge their problem-solving abilities. But that sidesteps the larger question: do schools need to shift their focus onto different teaching methods (i.e., downplaying the need for students to memorize lots of information), or is our educational pipeline just fine, thank you very much?

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Recent Nobel Prize Winner Revolutionizes Microscopy Again
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:07:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Eric Betzig recently shared in the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopy. Just yesterday, Betzig and a team of researchers published a new microscopy technique (abstract) that "allows them to observe living cellular processes at groundbreaking resolution and speed." According to the article, "Until now, the best microscope for viewing living systems as they moved were confocal microscopes. They beam light down onto a sample of cells. The light penetrates the whole sample and bounces back. ... The light is toxic, and degrades the living system over time. Betzig's new microscope solves this by generating a sheet of light that comes in from the side of the sample, made up of a series of beams that harm the sample less than one solid cone of light. Scientists can now snap a high-res image of the entire section they're illuminating, without exposing the rest of the sample to any light at all."

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Decades-old Scientific Paper May Hold Clues To Dark Matter
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:23:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes: Here's one reason libraries hang on to old science journals: A paper from an experiment conducted 32 years ago may shed light on the nature of dark matter, the mysterious stuff whose gravity appears to keep the galaxies from flying apart. The old data put a crimp in the newfangled concept of a 'dark photon' and suggest that a simple bargain-basement experiment could put the idea to the test. The data come from E137, a "beam dump" experiment that ran from 1980 to 1982 at SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in Menlo Park, California. In the experiment, physicists slammed a beam of high-energy electrons, left over from other experiments, into an aluminum target to see what would come out. Researchers placed a detector 383 meters behind the target, on the other side of a sandstone hill 179 meters thick that blocked any ordinary particles.

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PCGamingWiki Looks Into Linux Gaming With 'Port Reports'
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:40:00 GMT

AberBeta writes: PCGamingWiki contributor Soeb has been looking into the recent larger budget game releases to appear on Linux, including XCOM: Enemy Unknown and Borderlands: The Pre–Sequel produced by Mac porting houses Feral and Aspyr. Soeb reports that while feature parity is high, performance could be a bit better. Performance differences aside, the games are finally arriving on Linux — now the userbase needs to expand to make a virtuous cycle.

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How To Beat Online Price Discrimination
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:57:00 GMT

New submitter Intrepid imaginaut sends word of a study (PDF) into how e-commerce sites show online shoppers different prices depending on how they found an item and what the sites know about the customer. "For instance, the study found, users logged in to Cheaptickets and Orbitz saw lower hotel prices than shoppers who were not registered with the sites. Home Depot shoppers on mobile devices saw higher prices than users browsing on desktops. Some searchers on Expedia and Hotels.com consistently received higher-priced options, a result of randomized testing by the websites. Shoppers at Sears, Walmart, Priceline, and others received results in a different order than control groups, a tactic known as “steering.” To get a better price, the article advises deleting cookies before shopping, using your browser's private mode, putting the items in your shopping cart without buying them right away, and using tools like Camelcamelcamel to keep an eye out for price drops.

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Automation Coming To Restaurants, But Not Because of Minimum Wage Hikes
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:15:00 GMT

dcblogs writes: McDonald's this week told financial analysts of its plans to install self-ordering kiosks and mobile ordering at its restaurants. This news prompted the Wall Street Journal to editorialize, in " Minimum Wage Backfire," that while it may be true for McDonald's to say that its tech plans will improve customer experience, the move is also "a convenient way...to justify a reduction in the chain's global workforce." Minimum wage increase advocates, the Journal argued, are speeding along an automation backlash. But banks have long relied on ATMs, and grocery stores, including Walmart, have deployed self-service checkouts. In contrast, McDonald's hasn't changed its basic system of taking orders since its founding in the 1950s, said Darren Tristano, executive vice president of Technomic, a research group focused on the restaurant industry. While mobile, kiosks and table ordering systems may help reduce labor costs, the automated self-serve technology is seen as an essential. It will take the stress out of ordering (lines) at fast food restaurants, and the wait for checks at more casual restaurants. It also helps with upselling and membership to loyalty programs. People who can order a drink refill off a tablet, instead of waving down waitstaff, may be more inclined to do so. Moreover, analysts say younger customers want self-service options.

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FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:32:00 GMT

New submitter weilawei writes: Last night, FTDI, a Scottish manufacturer of USB-to-serial ICs, posted a response to the ongoing debacle over its allegedly intentional bricking of competitors' chips. In their statement, FTDI CEO Fred Dart said, "The recently release driver release has now been removed from Windows Update so that on-the-fly updating cannot occur. The driver is in the process of being updated and will be released next week. This will still uphold our stance against devices that are not genuine, but do so in a non-invasive way that means that there is no risk of end user's hardware being directly affected." This may have resulted from a discussion with Microsoft engineers about the implications of distributing potentially malicious driver software. If you design hardware, what's your stance on this? Will you continue to integrate FTDI chips into your products? What alternatives are available to replace their functionality?

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Stem Cells Grown From Patient's Arm Used To Replace Retina
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:50:00 GMT

BarbaraHudson writes: The Globe and Mail is reporting the success of a procedure to implant a replacement retina grown from cells from the patient's skin. Quoting: "Transplant doctors are stepping gingerly into a new world, one month after a Japanese woman received the first-ever tissue transplant using stem cells that came from her own skin, not an embryo. On Sept. 12, doctors in a Kobe hospital replaced the retina of a 70-year-old woman suffering from macular degeneration, the leading cause of blindness in the developed world. The otherwise routine surgery was radical because scientists had grown the replacement retina in a petri dish, using skin scraped from the patient's arm. The Japanese woman is fine and her retinal implant remains in place. Researchers around the world are now hoping to test other stem-cell-derived tissues in therapy. Dr. Jeanne Loring from the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, Calif., expects to get approval within a few years to see whether neurons derived from stem cells can be used to treat Parkinson's disease."

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Detritus From Cancer Cells May Infect Healthy Cells
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:07:00 GMT

bmahersciwriter writes Tiny bubbles of cell membrane — called exosomes — are shed by most cells. Long thought to be mere trash, researchers had recently noticed that they often contain short, regulatory RNA molecules, suggesting that exosomes may be one way that cells communicate with one another. Now, it appears that RNA in the exosomes shed by tumor cells can get into healthy cells and 'transform' them, putting them on the path to becoming cancerous themselves.

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British Army Looking For Gamers For Their Smart-Tanks
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 09:29:00 GMT

concertina226 writes The U.K. branch of global defense firm General Dynamics is working on a futuristic state-of-the-art smart-tank to replace the British Army's aging armored vehicle fleet, to be delivered to the Ministry of Defense in 2020. The Scout SV armored vehicle is the first fully-digitized armored fighting vehicle to have been built for the British Army, and is far bigger and more durable than any of its existing tanks, which are now at least 20 years old. The tank comes in six variants that can be customized with a tools for different missions, and has numerous sensors, cameras, and sights to offer real-time intelligence on weather conditions, target acquisition, and reconnaissance — all crucial battlefield data required by commanders to access and direct situations. "With the capability in the Scout SV, we're really looking for the type of people who play Xbox games – tech-savvy people who are able to take in a lot of information and process it in the proper way," says Kevin Connell, the vice president for General Dynamic UK's Land Systems Regiment.

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Incapacitating Chemical Agents: Coming Soon To Local Law Enforcement?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 07:34:00 GMT

Lasrick writes To this day, Russian authorities refuse to disclose the incapacitating chemical agent (ICA) they employed in their attempt, 12 years ago, to save 900 hostages held in a theater by Chechen fighters. Malcom Dando elaborates on a new report (PDF) that Russia, China, Israel, and a slew of other countries are continuing research into ICAs, and the apparent indifference of the international community into such research. Proponents of ICAs have long promoted their use in a variety of scenarios, including that of law enforcement, because in theory these chemicals incapacitate without permanent disability. Critics, however, point out that these weapons rely on exact dosage to prevent fatality, and that the ability to 'deliver the right agent to the right people in the right dose without exposing the wrong people, or delivering the wrong dose' is a near-impossible expectation. ICAs represent the further misuse and militarization of the life sciences and a weakening of the taboo against the weaponization of toxic substances, and the idea that they could be used in law enforcement situations is a disturbing one."

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NY Doctor Recently Back From West Africa Tests Positive For Ebola
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 04:32:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes An emergency room doctor who recently returned to the city after treating Ebola patients in West Africa has tested positive for the virus, Mayor Bill de Blasio said. It's the first case in the city and the fourth in the nation. From the article: "The doctor, identified as Craig Spencer, 33, came back from treating Ebola patients in Guinea about 10 days ago, and developed a fever, nausea, pain and fatigue Wednesday night. The physician, employed at New York's Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, has been in isolation at Bellevue Hospital in Manhattan since Thursday morning, the official said."

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Tracking a Bitcoin Thief
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 02:04:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes A small group of researchers were able to publish an investigative report on the hacking of a popular Bitcoin exchange earlier this year by the name of CryptoRush.in. Close to a million dollars stolen in crypto currency lead the group to discover evidence, track down the attacker and put together a timeline of what exactly happened. A captivating read for a community desensitized by thefts, hackings and lack of reporting. With pictures, and logs to prove it all.

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How Sony, Intel, and Unix Made Apple's Mac a PC Competitor
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 01:10:00 GMT

smaxp writes In 2007, Sony's supply chain lessons, the network effect from the shift to Intel architecture, and a better OS X for developers combined to renew the Mac's growth. The network effects of the Microsoft Wintel ecosystem that Rappaport explained 20 years ago in the Harvard Business Review are no longer a big advantage. By turning itself into a premium PC company with a proprietary OS, Apple has taken the best of PC ecosystem, but avoided taking on the disadvantages.

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published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:03:13 GMT
Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:26:12 GMT

Over 12,000 People Evacuated Near Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles

It appears that an ongoing volcanic crisis along the Colombia-Ecuador border is beginning to look more significant. A sharp increase in the number and size of earthquakes under Cerro Negro de Mayasquer and Chiles has prompted the evacuation of over 12,000 people as both countries prepare for a potential eruption. What kind of eruption is difficult […]

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Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:17:27 GMT

Silicon Valley May Be Friendlier to Female Execs Than It Seems, Study Says

Despite the controversy, one new study shows that, compared to the rest of the country, Silicon Valley is a pretty friendly place for women.

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Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please Developer’s Stunning New Adventure
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:10:30 GMT

Game|Life Podcast: Papers, Please Developer’s Stunning New Adventure

WIRED's own Angry Nerd Chris Baker returns to the Game|Life podcast this week!

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A Google Exec Just Skydived 136K Feet, Smashing the World Record
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:04:05 GMT

A Google Exec Just Skydived 136K Feet, Smashing the World Record

Google's search czar just broke the record for highest sky dive ever. As reported in the New York Times, Alan Eustace jumped from a balloon that was 135,908 feet above the Earth.

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Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:28:02 GMT

Stephen Hawking Joins Facebook, Urges Fans to ‘Be Curious’

Stephen Hawking is exploring yet another bizarre and fascinating part of our universe that stretches the very idea of reality: Facebook.

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The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezing That Nobody’s Talking About
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:55:42 GMT

The Sobering Facts About Egg Freezing That Nobody’s Talking About

Women must be fully informed about reproductive medicine before setting their hopes on it. Facebook and Apple and all companies would do well by their employees to hold fertility vendors to the highest possible standards and not inadvertently put worker’s physical and mental health in jeopardy.

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A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:26:57 GMT

A New Answers App Aims to Succeed Where Quora Failed

Yahoo Answers. Quora. JustAnswer.com. Over the years, countless sites have offered to answer all your random questions with help from “experts” across the net. They’re called expert networks, and in some cases, they can be kinda helpful. But these myriad services have never lived up to their billing. The quality of the counsel on these […]

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How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari’s Most Exclusive Hypercar
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:03:09 GMT

How to Earn the Right to Buy Ferrari’s Most Exclusive Hypercar

One does not simply walk into Maranello and buy the LaFerrari supercar. The right to spend a million dollars is a reward for the brand's most loyal customers.

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Ebola Shows It Is Process–Not Technology–That Will Protect Us
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:34 GMT

Ebola Shows It Is Process–Not Technology–That Will Protect Us

Technology has driven our economy and made our country powerful, but tech alone is proving to be insufficient to stop the spread of Ebola. The case of Thomas Eric Duncan, a Liberian who had contact with an ebola patient four days before travel to the U.S., shows just how much the mundane world of process […]

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Smart Homes of the Future Will Know Us by Our Heartbeats
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:34 GMT

Smart Homes of the Future Will Know Us by Our Heartbeats

Kevin Foreman believes that homes will soon become intelligent enough to distinguish between family members and guests within physical spaces and adapt to individual needs based on biometrics like fingerprints, body temperatures and even the rhythm of our own heartbeats. In the very near future as you walk through your home, a small device worn […]

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Wearables and Quantified Self Demand Security-First Design
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:28:33 GMT

Wearables and Quantified Self Demand Security-First Design

As a wearable-tech enthusiast attending Black Hat Europe Amsterdam, I felt like I didn’t belong there and like I have lost my way. Black Hat, like Defcon, is one of the biggest information security events in the world that bring together everyone from the hacking community and information security enterprises. So Wearable Tech isn’t the […]

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Audi’s Self-Driving Car Hits 150 MPH on an F1 Track
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:21:12 GMT

Audi’s Self-Driving Car Hits 150 MPH on an F1 Track

On Sunday, a group of Audi engineers closely watched as an RS7 named Bobby lapped the Hockenheimring all on its own.

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Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:30:17 GMT

Visualizing Our Tech Worship With Giant Webs of Circuitry

For Italian artist Leonardo Ulian, this is our universe. At its center: a microchip. Beyond: resistors, capacitors, inductors, transistors. Ulian’s “technological mandalas”—webs of circuitry in the form of the Hindu or Buddhist symbolic diagrams of the cosmos—are icons for an electronic age, and he’ll be exhibiting them this fall in Milan. Each mandala, the biggest […]

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The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:27:56 GMT

The Physics of the Hendo Hoverboard

The Hendo hoverboard probably uses electromagnetic repulsion for lift off. America's physics teacher explains how it might work.

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The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:58 GMT

The Future of Adobe’s App Interaction Looks Pretty Awesome

Adobe recently released a video in which it showed off forward-looking features for its suite of apps on the tablet.

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Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:57 GMT

Museum-Worthy Clocks Meant to Change Our Sense of Time’s Passing

The pieces were, according to the designer, “almost a reaction, in a way, to the digitalization of time."

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Mother Superior
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:54 GMT

Mother Superior

Once you get past the weird factor, Mother proves to be a capable platform for tracking your daily activities.

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How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:54 GMT

How the XPrize Foundation Is Building Our Next-Gen Health Sensors

Apple and Google aren't the only ones pushing for a new generation of wearables and gadgets that can monitor your health from minute to minute.

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Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:53 GMT

Week’s Best TV: Jimmy Kimmel Fires a Lightning Gun and The Simpsons Go Kubrick

The password to enter the latest edition of our best TV roundup is Fidelio, because that’s only fitting when Stanley Kubrick takes the top line spot by proxy. The Simpsons returned to the LED throne this week with a fantastic 25th edition of its annual "Treehouse of Horror" variety show, but perennial bestie John Oliver follows is close on their heels with a damning indictment (as usual) of how the United States government treats translators working in its service. To lighten that load we've got some silly science popping off and some even sillier Keanu Reeves—much preferred to his Sad counterpart—as part of a Jimmy Kimmel twofer. Oh, and another thing you guys, Selfie is happening, so you best get on board before you get left behind. Just like we told you it would. The prophecy is fulfilled with the following clips from this past week in television.

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Naim Does the Impossible: Build a Soundbar Even Audiophiles Love
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:42 GMT

Naim Does the Impossible: Build a Soundbar Even Audiophiles Love

Naim, the British hi-fi brand known for sticker shock and reference-quality components that defy obsolescence, may have just created the perfect soundbar.

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Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple…And This Crazy Email Thing
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:37 GMT

Tech Time Warp of the Week: Watch Jeff Goldblum Sell the World on Apple…And This Crazy Email Thing

Today, Apple is an unstoppable juggernaut of technology, setting the agenda for the vast world of mobile computing---and more. But in 1999, its situation was rather different. There was no iPad, no iPhone, and no iPod. Steve Jobs had returned to the company only two years earlier, having been exiled back in 1985. The iMac, released in 1998, was the first major product launch after Jobs' return, and its success was anything but guaranteed. It was time to unload the secret weapon: Jeff Goldblum.

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Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:31 GMT

Now Everyone Wants to Sell You a Magical Anonymity Router. Choose Wisely

Maintaining your privacy online, like investing in stocks or looking good naked, has become one of those nagging desires that leaves Americans with a surplus of stress and a deficit of facts. So it's no surprise that a cottage industry of privacy marketers now wants to sell them the solution in a $50 piece of hardware promising internet “anonymity” or “invisibility." And as with any panacea in a box, the quicker the fix, the more doubt it deserves.

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Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:26 GMT

Regular Guy From Boston Decides to Map the City’s Entire History

A veteran EMT and ambulance driver in Boston, Ed McCarthy is in a great position to understand his hometown spatially. But he’s also a history geek, and while constantly driving around the city’s neighborhoods, he loves recognizing the streets, buildings and other locales from the history books he so often buries his nose in.

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A Dutch Town Installs 5 Giant Eyeballs on Buildings, Because Art
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:30:25 GMT

A Dutch Town Installs 5 Giant Eyeballs on Buildings, Because Art

At first blush, the metaphor here is about as subtle as a sledgehammer.

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Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 03:42:52 GMT

Filling a Gap: Bellcomm’s 1968 Lunar Exploration Program

Bellcomm, Inc., based near NASA Headquarters in Washington, DC, was carved out of Bell Labs in 1962 to provide technical advice to NASA’s Apollo Program Director. The organization rapidly expanded its bailiwick to support nearly all NASA Office of Manned Space Flight advance planning. In a January 1968 report, Bellcomm planners N. Hinners, D. James, […]

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Kim Kardashian Celebrates Birthday Las Vegas-Style With Kanye West, Family and Friends
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:28:59 GMT

Kim KardashianAnother year, another birthday. And in Kim Kardashian's case, another trip to Las Vegas. Keeping up with her latest tradition, the E! star jet to Sin City today to celebrate her 34th...

Who Wore it Best? Supernatural's Castiel vs. Constantine's John Constantine
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:00:00 GMT

Matt Ryan, Misha Collins, Constantine, SupernaturalSupernatural fans have seen Castiel, an angel played by Misha Collins, rocking the same outfit for six seasons now on the CW hit series. The angel with free will has become known...

Neil Patrick Harris Spills His Oscar Prep and Gets Fascinated by Jason Kennedy's Magic Trick—Watch Now!
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:27:42 GMT

Neil Patrick Harris, Emmy Awards ShowDon't quote us, but we think there will be some magic happening during the 2015 Oscars (either literally or figuratively). Neil Patrick Harris has been tapped to host Hollywood's...

Too Cute! Giuliana Rancic and Son Duke Share a Kiss on the Red Carpet: See the Sweet Pic!
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:59:00 GMT

Duke Rancic, Giuliana RancicHow cute are Giuliana Rancic and her son Duke?! While attending the E! News at The Grove Launch Party Thursday night in L.A., the E! News host walked the red carpet with her and hubby...

And the First Canceled New Show of the Fall Is...
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:57:55 GMT

Fall TV, How to Get Away with Murder, Gracepoint, Bad Judge, SelfieAnd we have our first victim of the fall. ABC has made the first cancellation of the fall TV season after ordering more episodes of seven of its new and returning series, including Once...

Pottermore! J.K. Rowling to Publish a New Story About One of Harry Potter's Biggest Enemies on Halloween
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:53:47 GMT

JK Rowling, Imedla Staunton So, J.K. Rowling didn't write a romance novel. This is so much better for the time being, right?! The mind from which the entire wizarding world of Harry Potter sprang will be...

Kevin Costner Shares a Kiss With Daughter Lily at Black and White Screening in Italy
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:34:59 GMT

Kevin Costner, Lily CostnerWhen in Rome...? Kevin Costner was joined by his daughter Lily for the screening of his film Black and White at the at Auditorium Parco Della Musica for the Rome Film Festival today, and...

Sarah Hyland Talks Overcoming Adversity: People "Have to Go Through Things" to Become Who They Are
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:01:00 GMT

Sarah Hyland, Meredith Viera ShowSarah Hyland is finding plenty of reasons to smile again—and the adorable dog she was sitting with on The Meredith Vieira Show was only one of them. But the Modern Family star, who...

Taylor Swift's 1989 Leaks Online—but Prepare to Face the Wrath of Her Fans If You Listen to It
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:05:13 GMT

Taylor Swift, 1989 Album Cover'Cause the leakers gonna leak, leak, leak, leak, leak... Unfortunately, Taylor Swift's fear of having her highly anticipated pop album 1989 leaked online came true just a few...

Prince Harry Steps Out With Several Lucky Ladies for Dinner—See the Pic!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:44:00 GMT

Prince HarryA prince has got to eat, right?! Dressed in a dapper navy suit, Prince Harry stepped out on the town to grab a bite to eat with several ladies at hip eatery Quaglino's in...

"Human Ken Doll" Justin Jedlica Reveals He Has a Day Job—Find Out What It Is!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:54:00 GMT

Justin Jedlica, BotchedOn the upcoming Botched Reunion: Show & Tell this Sunday, Justin Jedlica is asked by a fan if he has a job. Good question! Over the years, Justin has had over 132 cosmetic procedures...

Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher "Stoked" to Dress Daughter Wyatt Up for Halloween, Already Thinking About Baby No. 2!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:53:00 GMT

Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis, TwitterAshton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are so ready for Halloween. Not only will this be the first major holiday for their baby girl, Wyatt, but it's a holiday where they get to dress her up...

Ed Sheeran Apologizes for Calling Miley Cyrus a ''Stripper'': "I Was a Bit of a C--t''
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:45:38 GMT

Ed Sheeran, Miley CyrusEd Sheeran is saying sorry for some not-so-nice comments he made about Miley Cyrus after her big VMA twerking performance last year. Back in September 2013, after Miley's...

Lady Gaga: Tony Bennett Made Me So Nervous I Needed to Drink Whiskey!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 22:28:00 GMT

Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett Lady Gaga has made quite a name for herself as a boundary-pushing, tough-as-nails and seemingly down-for-anything pop star. But it turns out that there are still people who make the...

Evan Rachel Wood Dating Katherine Moennig: See the Cute Couple's First PDA Pic!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:51:35 GMT

Evan Rachel Wood, Katherine MoennigWe have our first look at the happy couple! Just days after E! News broke the news that Evan Rachel Wood is dating Katherine Moennig, the lovebirds stepped out in Hollywood after a...

Dennis Rodman Attends Ex-Wife Carmen Electra's Halloween Bash—and Her Face Says It All
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:49:27 GMT

Carmen Electra, Dennis RodmanWell, either things are gravy between exes Dennis Rodman and Carmen Electra or the blue-eyed bombshell got one big surprise last night. Electra co-hosted a Halloween party in Boca Raton,...

Anjelica Huston Writes in New Memoir That Then-Boyfriend Ryan O'Neal Assaulted Her Back in the 1970s
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:49:00 GMT

Ryan O'Neal, Anjelica HustonAccording to Anjelica Huston, her relationship with Ryan O'Neal nearly 40 years ago was more volatile than anyone ever realized. In her upcoming book Watch Me: A Memoir, the now...

Nick Cannon Focusing on Family Through Mariah Carey Split, Says He Doesn't ''Pay Attention'' to Amber Rose Rumors
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:56:00 GMT

Mariah Carey, Nick CannonAfter seemingly confirming his split from Mariah Carey last week, the 34-year-old America's Got Talent host is revealing why he's been so vocal and candid when it comes to his marriage...

WWE Total Divas' Eva Marie Steps Out in Her Wedding Dress—See the Risqué Design!
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:52:00 GMT

Total DivasWith her wedding right around the corner, Eva Marie has a lot to do—and very little time to get it all done! In this clip from Sunday's episode of Total Divas, the WWE Diva...

Dolce & Gabbana Founders Found Innocent in Tax Evasion Case: "We Knew It!!! We Are Honest People!"
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:48:44 GMT

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Students describe deadly shooting at Washington state high school
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 01:23:53 -0400

Freshman boy kills female student and shoots several others in the head before turning gun on himself in Seattle suburb

Human remains ID'd as missing U.Va. student Hannah Graham
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 15:25:46 -0400

Human remains discovered on an abandoned property in rural Albemarle County have been identified as missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, who vanished Sept. 13

"Kicked in the gut": National parks vandalism sparks furor
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:35:22 -0400

Series of colorful faces painted on rocks in some of West's most famous landscapes appears to be work of a NY woman

Nurses who treated Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan tell their story
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 00:27:18 -0400

In their first interview, four Dallas nurses who treated Thomas Eric Duncan describe how they went to great lengths to try to keep him alive

Woman quarantined in New Jersey for Ebola exposure develops fever
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:30:05 -0400

Health care worker is the first traveler from West Africa to be quarantined under new Ebola screening procedures at New York area airports

Dallas nurse Nina Pham is now Ebola-free, NIH says
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 15:02:33 -0400

Nurse who caught Ebola while caring for Dallas patient released from a hospital, meets with President Obama

2 California sheriff's deputies shot dead; suspect arrested
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 23:47:14 -0400

Officials say a second sheriff's deputy has died after being shot by a suspect who has now been apprehended for four shootings

Royals edge Giants 3-2, take 2-1 World Series lead
published: Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:52:18 -0400

Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting were Kansas City's winning combination for Game 3

School shooting in Wash. state
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 21:48:20 -0400

A student walked into the cafeteria at Marysville-Pilchuck High School Friday morning, and opened fire

NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terrorist act
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 20:49:56 -0400

Suspect browsed for organized terror groups, as well as beheadings and the shooting in Canada earlier this week, police say

Ottawa gunman complained mosque too liberal and inclusive
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:26:16 -0400

Clearer profile of gunman who went on rampage in Canadian capital: drug problems, isolated, ideologically obdurate

Is America finally saying no to junk food?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 18:08:51 -0400

McDonald's, Dunkin' Brands and Coke are stumbling, but some of their rivals are cruising, so something else is going on

Something in the air could raise a child's autism risk
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:11:11 -0400

Two toxins found in air pollution may be linked to developmental disorder

A visit to the historic hotel that spawned "The Shining"
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:06:44 -0400

The Stanley Hotel is a 105-year-old piece of history still open today

Photos of the week
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:00:22 -0400

The best images from the week's news, Oct. 17 - Oct. 24, 2014

Bodies in submerged cars linked to 1969, '70 cases
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:03:59 -0400

The bodies were found in two submerged cars that disappeared more than forty years ago

Nazi sympathizers duped by Gestapo impostor in WWII
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:05:51 -0400

Bank clerk with no special training tricked British traitors and gathered potentially lethal info intended for the Nazis, files reveal

Why Kenyans are fuming at Pat Robertson
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:41:05 -0400

Popular evangelist urged to apologize on his TV show for bizarre claim about AIDS risk in African nation

Iraq says ISIS hit troops with chemical gas
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 12:21:55 -0400

Officials say soldiers and militiamen treated for poisoning after clashes with militants north of Bagdad

New Facebook app encourages anonymity and talking to strangers
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:04:58 -0400

Rooms, a new iPhone app from Facebook, recalls the nameless, faceless chat rooms of old

What am I seeing?
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 18:38:21 -0400

Some photographs are confounding without captions; here are some of our favorites from the week's news: Oct.17 - Oct. 24, 2014

Watch: Bikers popping wheelies shoo-away Calif. cop
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 21:51:52 -0400

YouTube video shows dozens of motorcyclists shrugging off attempts by CHP officer to pull them over

TLC cancels "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo"
published: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 14:50:34 -0400

Network's decision comes after a report claimed reality series matriarch "Mama June" Shannon is dating a convicted child molester

"The Terminator" 30 years later
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:07:33 -0400

Come with us if you want a behind-the-scenes look at James Cameron's sci-fi classic