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Tim Cook, Apple’s Chief Executive, Says He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:07 GMT

Mr. Cook becomes the most prominent executive of a public company to come out.






Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:55:36 GMT

Authorities closed off all access to a holy site in the Old City on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman called “a declaration of war.”






In Burkina Faso, Crowds Protest Leader’s Plan to Extend Rule
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:46:10 GMT

In a third day of demonstrations, thousands rampaged through Ouagadougou, the capital, attacking Parliament and the state broadcaster as chaos gripped the city.

DealBook: $1.5 Million Sent in Error to Money Manager (Both Are Missing)
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:38 GMT

Credit Suisse said it paid Joseph Galbraith, a hedge fund manager, by mistake. Now it can’t find the money or the manager.






Lens Blog: Duane Michals: Looking Back, Moving Forward
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:13:32 GMT

A major retrospective of the ever-prolific Duane Michals opens this weekend in Pittsburgh, the city that is his spiritual home.






U.S. Economy Grew at 3.5% Annual Pace in Third Quarter
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:58:44 GMT

The higher-than-expected bump in gross domestic product was driven in part by a spurt in federal spending, largely in defense, and private investment.






SodaStream to Close Factory in West Bank
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:42:06 GMT

The producer of home carbonation systems, which became a focal point of a movement to boycott Israeli products made in the West Bank, said it planned to close the facility next year.

Sweden Recognizes Palestinian State
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:25 GMT

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman of Israel said the decision by Stockholm was unfortunate and would strengthen radical elements and Palestinian recalcitrance.






New York Times Co. Reports a Quarterly Loss
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:32:17 GMT

While revenue increased marginally, severance and product development costs resulted in a $9 million operating loss.

DealBook: Prosecutors Suspect Repeat Offenses on Wall Street
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:20 GMT

Just two years after avoiding prosecution for a variety of crimes, some of the world’s biggest banks are suspected of having broken their promises to behave, prompting prosecutors to revisit earlier settlements.






Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:12:51 GMT

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.






Western Observer Finds Himself a Player in Hong Kong’s Protest Drama
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:51:42 GMT

Pro-Beijing newspapers in Hong Kong have made a former American intelligence officer a prime example in their allegations of a foreign conspiracy behind the city’s political tumult.

France Denies It Agreed to Deliver Mistral-Class Warship to Russia
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:23:38 GMT

The government rejected claims that it would hand over the first of two vessels in November, saying conditions in Ukraine had not been met.






Sri Lanka Landslide’s Toll Is Lower Than Previously Thought, Officials Say
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:09:37 GMT

Three bodies, not six, were said to have been recovered, and 192 people, not 300, were believed to be missing.






Well: Is 10,000 Hours All I Need to Run a Faster Marathon?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:30:57 GMT

Popular research tells me that if I put in 10,000 hours or 10 years of training, I can become a master at anything.

Threat of Lawsuit Could Test Maine’s Quarantine Policy
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:03:16 GMT

Kaci Hickox, a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Africa, said she would go to court if she is not freed by Thursday, heightening a debate on how to balance public health and public fears.






Israeli Police Kill Suspected Palestinian Shooter
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:15:59 GMT

Israeli police on Thursday shot and killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to kill a hard-line Jewish activist in Jerusalem, an incident that threatened to further enflame the city's already high tensions.






France Says Conditions Still Not Met to Deliver Warship to Russia
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:27:44 GMT

France said on Thursday that the conditions were not yet met to deliver the first of two controversial Mistral warships to Russia, contradicting reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery on Nov. 14.






Giants 3, Royals 2: World Series 2014: Giants Beat Royals in Game 7
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:35:01 GMT

The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium to became the first team in 35 years to win a Game 7 on the road.






Secularist Win Is Confirmed in Tunisia
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:05:58 GMT

The results were a blow for the Islamists who swept to power in the 2011 elections after the revolution that overthrew the government of President Zine el-Abdine Ben Ali.

Memo From Ukraine: After Ukraine Vote, a New Test: Burying a Legacy of Dysfunctional Politics
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:05:58 GMT

Dysfunction between presidents and prime ministers has hobbled the country, leaving it one of the poorest on the European Continent and often beholden to the whims of Russia.

In Democratic Election Ads in South, a Focus on Racial Scars
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:23:56 GMT

Democrats in the closest Senate races in the South are turning to racially charged messages to jolt African-Americans into voting and stop a Republican takeover in Washington.

Troops to Be Checked for Chemical Exposure in Iraq
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:11:49 GMT

A Pentagon review comes in response to an investigation by The New York Times of how troops who were exposed to nerve and mustard agents were treated by the military.






New Scrutiny on Sweets With Ascent of Marijuana in Colorado
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:11:58 GMT

A Denver marijuana-store owner and the police teamed up for a video warning parents that the drug can mimic Sour Patch Kids, Jolly Ranchers and gummy bears.

Activist in Israel Is Wounded in Shooting
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:00:44 GMT

The victim, Yehuda Glick, advocates more Jewish access at a hotly contested holy site revered by Muslims and Jews.







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Clashes erupt as Israeli police kill Palestinian suspected of shooting Jewish far-rightist
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:48:24 GMT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.






Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:48:10 GMT

(Reuters) - A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images.

Ukraine gas supplies in doubt as Russia seeks EU payment deal
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:43:18 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine's efforts to unblock deliveries of Russian gas as winter sets in were deadlocked on Thursday as Moscow's negotiators were quoted demanding firmer commitments from the European Union to cover Kiev's pre-payments for energy.






Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:42:24 GMT

SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders.






Trade, defense spending buoy U.S. third-quarter growth
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:40 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A smaller trade deficit and a surge in defense spending buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, but other details of Thursday's report hinted at some loss of momentum in activity.






Spain government should block Catalonia vote in court: State Council
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:32:01 GMT

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Council of State on Thursday unanimously backed a move for the government to try to block a planned "consultation of citizens" on independence in the region of Catalonia on Nov. 9, a spokeswoman for the consultative body said.

U.S. jobless claims rise, but underlying labor market trends firming
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:37:57 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits rose for a second straight week last week, but remained at levels consistent with a firming labor market.

Malaysia's Anwar says hopeful, lawyers question DNA evidence
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:11:13 GMT

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim said on Thursday he was a victim of a conspiracy but was hopeful of winning an appeal against a sodomy conviction and five-year prison term that could stymie his political ambitions for good.






Hong Kong's loud American defies pro-Beijing 'smear campaign'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:40:35 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China has often accused "foreign forces" of trying to destabilize free-wheeling Hong Kong during the current pro-democracy protests, with a garrulous expat American emerging as a key target of attack.

France investigates mystery drone activity over nuclear plants
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:54 GMT

PARIS (Reuters) - France has launched an investigation into unidentified drones that have been spotted over nuclear plants operated by state-owned utility EDF , its interior minister said on Thursday.

Putin's spokesman casts doubt on Crimea report, says never heard of source
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:17:31 GMT

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin's spokesman said on Thursday he had no idea who the Ukrainian diplomat behind a news story that Putin and Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko had reached an official deal on Crimea was.

China says agrees with U.S. to speed up military conduct talks
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:45:09 GMT

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and the United States agreed at a meeting earlier this month in Washington to speed up talks on a mutual reporting mechanism on major military operations and a code of safe conduct, China's Defense Ministry said on Thursday.

First Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria's Kobani: monitoring group
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:43:08 GMT

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The first Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the beseiged Syrian town of Kobani through the border crossing with Turkey on Thursday, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.






One year after devastating super typhoon, Philippines approves rebuilding plan
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:24:31 GMT

MANILA (Reuters) - Almost a year after a super typhoon devastated wide areas of the central Philippines killing thousands, President Benigno Aquino only this week approved a $3.74 billion master plan to rebuild housing, social services and public infrastructure.

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:31:04 GMT

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.






U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:16:25 GMT

WANA Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.

U.S. drone strike kills five militants in Pakistan
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:33:14 GMT

WANA Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike killed at least five militants in a Pakistani tribal region bordering Afghanistan on Thursday, with local villagers saying the dead included of a senior Arab commander.






U.S. says working with Iraqi Kurdistan to stop Islamic State oil smuggling
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:41:03 GMT

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - The United States is working closely with the Iraqi Kurdistan Regional Government to clamp down on oil smuggling in a bid to cut off a key source of funding for Islamic State, a senior U.S. official said on Thursday.

Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:37:57 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court.






Advocates worry Obama may scale back or delay immigration action
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:23:12 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Immigration activists close to the White House worry that President Barack Obama could delay or scale back executive actions on immigration that he has promised to take before the year ends.






China says disgraced security chief not relevant to top party meeting
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:52:17 GMT

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Communist Party made no mention of the fate of China's powerful domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang at a recent key meeting because he is no longer part of the central leadership, a senior party official said on Thursday.






Hawaii lava crosses residential property, threatens more homes
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:31:33 GMT

PAHOA Hawaii (Reuters) - A slow-moving river of molten lava from an erupting volcano crept over residential and farm property on Hawaii's Big Island on Wednesday after incinerating an outbuilding as it threatened dozens of homes at the edge of a former plantation town.

Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:24:48 GMT

WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying cargo and equipment bound for the International Space Station.






Kurdish convoy heads to Syria to take on Islamic State
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:12:32 GMT

SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A convoy of peshmerga fighters from northern Iraq headed across southeastern Turkey on Wednesday towards the Syrian town of Kobani to try to help fellow Kurds break an Islamic State siege which has defied U.S.-led air strikes.

Israeli far-right activist shot and wounded in Jerusalem
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:13:33 GMT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A far-right Israeli activist was shot and wounded in Jerusalem on Wednesday as he left a conference promoting a Jewish campaign to permit praying at a flashpoint Old City compound holy to both Jews and Muslims, Israeli officials said.







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Lava oozes closer, Guard moves in
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:08:04 EDT

The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.

Israeli police kill rabbi shooting suspect
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:49:59 EDT

Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City closed Thursday "to prevent disturbances."

Terror leaders likely survived strikes
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:08:27 EDT

The U.S. intelligence community now believes two key terrorist operatives targeted by the United States in the opening night of attacks in Syria are still alive and could be actively plotting, multiple officials tell CNN.

That missing fan just went for a walk
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:42:52 EDT

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.

NASA warning follows explosion
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:49:32 EDT

Teams of investigators were out at daybreak Wednesday examining damage to NASA's Wallops Flight Facility after an unmanned rocket exploded shortly after launch on the Virginia coast, NASA spokeswoman Rachel Kraft told CNN via email. NASA is warning people in the area not to touch debris if they find any.

Raw video shows rocket explode
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:34:39 EDT

An unmanned NASA-contracted rocket carrying supplies to the International Space Station exploded during its launch.

Why Kim Jong Un went missing
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:26:32 EDT

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a lawmaker told CNN.

High-tech cheating scam exposed
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:34:18 EDT

Thousands of Chinese students are caught using high-tech cheating gear in the national exam to become licensed pharmacists.

The most wanted men in America
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:03:57 EDT

As the hunt for Eric Frein drags on, CNN's Alexandra Field looks at some of the most notorious manhunts in history.

Suspect named in national park graffiti
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:07:40 EDT

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.

The gray market for iPhones
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:34:41 EDT

It's Wednesday afternoon and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores.

How Kutcher picked odd baby name
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:29:22 EDT

Ashton Kutcher talks about fatherhood and the clever way he came up with his daughter's name.

A white president in Africa
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:16:08 EDT

When Guy Scott takes the reins as Zambia's interim President, he'll become the first white African head of state in sub-Saharan Africa since apartheid.

Is soda as harmful as smoking?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:35:25 EDT

As Halloween approaches, CNN's Anderson Cooper investigates a new study comparing the effects of drinking soda to smoking.

Fall beers worth the brouhaha
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:53:41 EDT

There are great beers that get overlooked on these cool autumn nights because they are not pumpkin-flavored.

Mike Tyson: 'Don Lemon full of s**t'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:54:33 EDT

"CNN Tonight's" Don Lemon catches flack from Mike Tyson during an interview about his new television series and book.

'Harry Potter' star's amazing rap
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:32:15 EDT

Daniel Radcliffe rapped Blackalicious' "Alphabet Aerobics" on "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon."

Music video shot with drone
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:32:38 EDT

CNN takes you behind the scenes of OK Go's latest music video shot in Japan with a drone camera.

Epic phone prank stumps customer
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 06:52:08 EDT

The hit show "The Carbonaro Effect" airs Thursdays at 10pm ET on TruTV.

Internet loses mind over Magic Leap
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:44:43 EDT

Meet Magic Leap — the company whose secret technology could change how you see the world.

One job, two lives
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:00 EDT

What did you do this weekend?This seemingly innocuous question from a co-worker makes Sam uncomfortable and anxious. He lies or avoids answering the question altogether. Sam is gay, and in the closet. Like many in the LGBT community, he fears that if his sexuality is revealed, his job might be at risk.

Opinion: Smash the glass closet
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:00:12 EDT

Over the course of my career at BP, from trainee to chief executive, I led two separate lives. The first one involved being the public face of one of the world's largest companies. The second was my private life as a gay man.

Want women's attention? Try this
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:27:06 EDT

If you are a woman, you've likely experienced the creepy, disrespectful and sometimes scary way some men treat you as you walk down the street -- lewd looks, unwanted comments, compliments about your body, elongated necks craning to see your backside, catcalls, even being followed.

The most hopeless causes in sports?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:27:22 EDT

Do the hopeless causes have hope? If so, how much?

Pope pushes back at creationists
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:22:13 EDT

Heidi Schlumpf says Francis isn't the first pope to say the Big Bang and evolution are compatible with Catholicism, but he has set the record straight for those who think Catholics share protestant evangelicals' anti-science stance

How to help teachers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:05:53 EDT

Time magazine has clearly kicked up a hornet's nest with its downright insulting cover headlined "Rotten Apples," and coupled with the blurb, "It's nearly impossible to fire a bad teacher. Some tech millionaires may have found a way to change that."

Bush had it, Obama doesn't
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 12:30:15 EDT

The period since September 11, 2001, will never be described by any historian as a golden age of U.S. foreign policy. I know. I have just written a history on it, and it's not pretty.

Ebola nurse goes bike riding
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:22:42 EDT

Is it fear or facts?

Kaci Hickox's wild ride
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:49:31 EDT

Maine nurse Kaci Hickox defies a voluntary quarantine until her Ebola incubation period has passed.

'House of Cards' actress dies
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:34:20 EDT

It's a sad time for the cast and crew of "House of Cards."

Senator's jokes caught on tape
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:59:43 EDT

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.

Gov. Christie to heckler: Shut up
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:23:54 EDT

At a press conference remembering Superstorm Sandy, Governor Chris Christie grew angry at an unruly heckler.

The tension between Obama, Netanyahu
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:10:45 EDT

Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven't liked each other for years -- they just aren't bothering to hide it anymore.

Korean officials shot over TV?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:57:27 EDT

According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.

Comedian, rap mogul arrested
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:18:33 EDT

Former rap mogul Marion "Suge" Knight and comedian Micah "Katt" Williams were arrested Wednesday, accused of stealing a photographer's camera last month.

Woman in catcall video: 'Not unique'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:42 EDT

What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into online death- and rape threats against the woman in the viral video.

In Iowa, 2016 is already here
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:38:50 EDT

The Iowa caucuses are 16 months away, but judging from way potential presidential candidates are visiting this state, you'd think it was next week.

Travel in congressional style
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:09:23 EDT

On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

'Unusual' Russian flights over Europe
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:33:43 EDT

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials.

5 reasons Ferguson chief is in hot water
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:49:28 EDT

The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, has problems. Here's five reasons why.

Burglars dig tunnel, loot bank
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 11:40:45 EDT

Robbers cleaned out a bank in India and their plan may have been inspired by Bollywood fiction. Mallika Kapur explains.

Scientists link 60 genes to autism
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:13:23 EDT

Researchers have found dozens of new genes that may play a role in causing autism, according to two studies published Wednesday in the medical journal Nature.

Students: Dump Maher from graduation
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:25:05 EDT

The controversy over having TV host Bill Maher speak at the University of California Berkeley has taken another turn. Well, make that two.

Jennifer Lopez: I've felt abused
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:13:47 EDT

Not all abuse leaves physical scars, and that's a reality Jennifer Lopez is exploring in a new memoir.

Mammoth fossil uncovered in Idaho
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:19:02 EDT

A rare mammoth skull with a tusk was found in an Idaho riverbank. CNN Affiliate KPVI has the story.

New clue in Amelia Earhart mystery?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:30:33 EDT

Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.

Who has most extravagant palace?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:28:34 EDT

Turkey's President Erdogan is to unveil a new $350 million palace. But which leader has the best?

This Cowboys fan is about to be attacked
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:28:08 EDT

A Dallas Cowboys fan catches attack on camera. KTVT has the story.

Waiting for the 'right time' to die
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:31:25 EDT

Brittany Maynard says she will end her life before terminal brain cancer kills her -- but not just yet. She hasn't decided when to end her life, but she's determined to make the decision.

WWII wreckage raised from lake
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:59:59 EDT

The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.

Ferrari making just 6 'invite-only' super cars
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:59:00 EDT

Ferrari is making six "invite-only" super cars that are available only to the most elite car lovers. CNNMoney's Alanna Petroff reports.

Giant becomes Series legend
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:59:01 EDT

The Kansas City Royals seemingly had karma on their side, but the baseball gods and the San Francisco Giants had a different plan in the deciding game of the World Series.

Pop star sings as wife gives birth
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:34:40 EDT

CNN's Lisa France explains why Robbie Williams is either the best or worst husband on the planet.

Tiny mouth wins Small World honors
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:16:20 EDT

The true test of patience is peering for hours into a microscope waiting for a rotifer to open its mouth so you can snap a quick photo.

Muhammad Ali: 'Will they remember me?'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:28:09 EDT

Muhammad Ali's oldest daughter, shares special moments about her father with CNN's Jason Carroll.

Taylor Swift is doing what?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:25:03 EDT

Taylor Swift will be welcoming you to New York for the next year as its official ambassador, but many of the city's residents are already wishing the megastar had stayed home in Nashville. We have our own nominees for that most prestigious of posts.

Jackman has third cancer treatment
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:08:37 EDT

Hopefully the third time's the charm. The actor recently had another basal cell carcinoma removed.

Student's incredible shots win $10,000
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:53:44 EDT

A student had 30 seconds to hit four shots, including a half-court shot, to win $10,000 in tuition at Bryan College.

The diseases lurking in the sewers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:25:12 EDT

An ambitious project will test sewage for hidden diseases circulating in cities, detecting illnesses people don't even know they have.

Look at me! 24 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:16:24 EDT

16 photos that defy perspective
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:45:23 EDT

Did she really kiss the Great Sphinx of Egypt? Forced perspective uses optical illusion to make objects appear closer or farther than the really are. The resulting pictures will blow your mind.

Lion's bump stumps her zookeepers
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:34:04 EDT

Does that lion have a baby bump? CNN's Jeanne Moos asks is she or isn't she? Not even her zookeepers know for sure.

The car that rebuilds itself
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:59:20 EDT

From the single, centrally-positioned seat to the crash-proof frame, this Formula One-like car is an alluring piece of kit. It would make any driver stand out in a traffic jam, and it's completely road legal.

Terrifying cliff dive caught on video
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 10:27:40 EDT

A diver in Negril, Jamaica, takes a high-cliff dive with a GoPro camera to capture this breathtaking video.

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.

Women sold, raped, enslaved by ISIS
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:56:50 EDT

ISIS is brazen about enslaving Yazidi women as part of Shariah law. One teen describes in chilling detail how her dreams of becoming a doctor lie in ruins after her brutal treatment.

Giants pitcher becomes a World Series legend
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:03:10 EDT

The Kansas City Royals seemingly had karma on their side, but the baseball gods and the San Francisco Giants had a different plan in the deciding game of the World Series.

Waiting for the 'right time' to die
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:31:25 EDT

Brittany Maynard says she will end her life before terminal brain cancer kills her -- but not just yet. She hasn't decided when to end her life, but she's determined to make the decision.

Safety in question after high school players' deaths
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:39:22 EDT

It was a heartbreaking week for three families, football teams and communities. Three players from three different states -- Alabama, North Carolina and New York -- died last week. And while investigations are underway in each case, it is believed the deaths may have been related to football.

Doctor: NFLer who killed girlfriend, self likely had CTE
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:40:01 EDT

Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher likely had a devastating brain disease when he shot and killed his girlfriend and then himself two years ago, a doctor says in a new report.

ISIS
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:05:02 EDT

Don't be fooled by the pretty songs they sing in their downtime -- these women are among ISIS' most deadly enemies.

Ebola
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:39:04 EDT

Not long ago, Kaci Hickox was fighting Ebola in West Africa, doing what she could to treat those with the deadly disease. Now, she's in the middle of a different fight -- this time, in Maine.

Lindsey Graham
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:59:43 EDT

South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham, who is toying with the idea of a presidential bid, joked in a private gathering this month that "white men who are in male-only clubs are going to do great in my presidency," according to an audio recording of his comments provided to CNN.

Hawaii volcano
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:08:04 EDT

The thick, fiery stream of lava oozing over eastern Hawaii is about to cross Pahoa's main street and could soon envelop over a dozen homes.

Russian flights
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:53:26 EDT

An "unusual" uptick in the size and scale of Russian aircraft flying throughout European airspace in recent days has raised alarm bells for NATO officials that come amid other provocations already rattling the West.

Amelia Earhart
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:27:07 EDT

Could one of aviation's most enduring mysteries be solved? An aircraft recovery group says it may already have a part of Amelia Earhart's plane, and it thinks it knows where to find the rest of it.

Broncos fan
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:55:02 EDT

A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had "had his fill of football" and decided to take a walk to "somewhere warmer," police said Wednesday.

Hugh Jackman
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:00:34 EDT

Hopefully, the third time's the charm.

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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Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:13:31 GMT

Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.

Abbas warning over holy site closure
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:10:53 GMT

The Palestinian leader's spokesman calls the closure of a disputed Jerusalem holy site after the shooting of a Jewish activist a "declaration of war".

US nurse defies Ebola quarantine
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:34 GMT

A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.

Iraqi Kurd fighters 'enter Kobane'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:58:45 GMT

An advance party of 10 Iraqi Kurd fighters have entered the Syrian border town of Kobane to join the battle against Islamic State militants, activists say.

Prison for S Korea bullying soldiers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:07:32 GMT

A military court in South Korea gives prison sentences ranging from 25 to 45 years to four soldiers involved in the death of a junior soldier.

Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:23:07 GMT

Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".

US posts better-than-expected growth
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:27:38 GMT

The US economy grew at an annual rate of 3.5% in the third quarter, a better figure than economists were expecting.

German motorway shooter sentenced
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:39:50 GMT

A German lorry driver who carried out hundreds of shootings on the country's motorways has been jailed for more than 10 years.

Polanski: US extradition attempt fails
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:40:23 GMT

US attempts to have director Roman Polanski arrested for sex offences while visiting Poland fail.

Tunisia secularists win elections
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:03:58 GMT

Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.

Japan princess back in public eye
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:11:11 GMT

Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.

Norway's long wait for rockslide
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:24 GMT

It could be a long wait for viewers, but Norwegian TV has set up a webcam in front of Mount Mannen in anticipation of a large rockslide.

New lights and AC for Sistine Chapel
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:54:06 GMT

The Vatican unveils a new lighting and air-conditioning system to better preserve and display the famous frescoes of the Sistine Chapel.

Giants beat Royals in World Series
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:50:05 GMT

San Francisco Giants claim their third World Series in five years with a 3-2 win over Kansas City Royals and a 4-3 series triumph.

Rocket makers probe US explosion
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:27:46 GMT

The builders of an unmanned supply rocket which exploded on the way to the International Space Station have vowed to find the cause of the failure.

Mexico head meets students' families
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:53 GMT

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.

US attends Ebola conference in Cuba
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:55:57 GMT

Two health officials from the United States attend an Ebola conference in Cuba despite frosty relations between the two long-standing adversaries.

Ebola aid ship docks in Sierra Leone
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:38:51 GMT

UK ship RFA Argus, which is carrying medical supplies, equipment and vehicles, arrives in Sierra Leone to help deal with the deadly Ebola outbreak.

Nigerian president seeks re-election
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:02:54 GMT

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan breaks his silence to confirm that he will run again in February's elections, his office says.

Sri Lanka rescue effort intensified
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:51:11 GMT

Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people.

Taiwan officials in China study ban
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:59:28 GMT

Taiwan bans its senior government officials from higher studies in mainland China, citing "national security" reasons.

Decline in German unemployment
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:06:08 GMT

Unemployment in Germany fell this month, confounding predictions of a slight rise.

UK migrant rescue stance criticised
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:52:17 GMT

A Home Office minister insists a change of policy on Mediterranean search-and-rescue operations would save lives - after MPs call it "shameful" and "a new low".

Rebels reinforce besieged Kobane
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:05:12 GMT

Free Syrian Army fighters arrive in Kobane to help the defence of the Syrian border town under siege by Islamic State militants, sources there say.

Egypt destroys homes for Gaza buffer
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:17:29 GMT

Egypt begins demolishing homes along its border with Gaza as part of a planned 500m buffer zone intended to prevent weapons smuggling.

UK can be sued over rendition case
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:58 GMT

A Libyan man can sue the UK government over claims he was illegally sent back to Libya and tortured, the Court of Appeal rules.

Sarah Payne's father found dead
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:12:13 GMT

The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.

Barclays sets aside 500m in probe
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:34 GMT

Barclays reports profits of 3.72bn for the first nine months of the year as it sets aside 500m relating to "investigations" into foreign exchange trading.

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:29:44 GMT

Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.

Lenovo completes Motorola takeover
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:34:40 GMT

Lenovo completes a $2.9bn takeover of Google's Motorola handset division, which it says makes it the third biggest smartphone maker.

Younus hits third successive century
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:22:06 GMT

Younus Khan hits a third successive hundred as Pakistan close day one of the final Test with Australia on 304-2.

I know what I am doing - Pardew
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:15:46 GMT

Newcastle boss Alan Pardew says he is confident in his ability after knocking Manchester City out of the League Cup.

Burgess to be utility player at Bath
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:33:09 GMT

Sam Burgess will be tried in different positions by Bath after making the switch from rugby league to union.

Young Fathers win Mercury Prize
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:03:12 GMT

Edinburgh-based hip-hop trio Young Fathers win the 20,000 Barclaycard Mercury Prize with their album Dead.

Pulitzer-winning poet Kinnell dies
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:11:44 GMT

Pulitzer Prize-winning US poet Galway Kinnell, best known for his spiritual poems connecting the experiences of daily life to larger forces, dies aged 87.

Spacey mourns House of Cards actress
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:11:14 GMT

Kevin Spacey pays tribute to actress Elizabeth Norment, who played Nancy Kaufberger, the secretary to his character in US TV drama House of Cards.

VIDEO: Chinese Hollywood builds Forbidden City
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:53:21 GMT

Hengdian, a small town on the east coast of China, has become the setting for one of the largest outdoor movie studios in the world.

VIDEO: Becoming a mother at 70 in India
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:41 GMT

The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.

VIDEO: Ebola threat to Sierra Leone mothers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:21:12 GMT

Sierra Leone has one of the world's highest infant mortality rates, and the Ebola outbreak is likely to push it even higher.

VIDEO: Russia's 39,000-year-old mammoth
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:05:36 GMT

A 39,000 year-old baby mammoth named Yuka has been put in display in central Moscow making it the best preserved mammoth in palaeontology.

VIDEO: Why is the US election so costly?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:16:26 GMT

The US mid-term election is projected to be the most expensive ever, and the BBC takes a look at where the millions of dollars comes from.

VIDEO: 'I escaped death in N Korea'
published: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 20:43:38 GMT

A young girl who escaped North Korea has spoken to the BBC about the violence and starvation she experienced when she lived there.

VIDEO: Mexico tunnel reveals ancient relics
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:54:36 GMT

Some 50,000 relics have been discovered in Mexico in the ancient city of Teotihuacan, archaeologists have said.

VIDEO: Acid attack survivors' refuge
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:13:24 GMT

Musarat Misbah, the owner of a chain of beauty parlours in Pakistan, has set up a charity to help care for acid attack survivors whom she also employs in the salons.

In pictures: Relics found in Mexico
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:18:15 GMT

Mexican archaeologists uncover treasures from Teotihuacan

How will future city signs look?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:29:06 GMT

Jetpacks, driverless cars and solar roads

A South Sudanese psychiatrist's Herculean task
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:14:05 GMT

Meet one of only two psychiatrists in war-ravaged South Sudan

Day in pictures: 30 October
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:42 GMT

Images from around the world taken over the past 24 hours

UK rubbish heats Danish homes
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:26 GMT

Denmark burns UK waste for heating

VIDEO: Arab Spring rapper says Tunisia now worse off
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:17:19 GMT

Angry political hip-hop in the birthplace of the Arab Spring

The Rumble in the Jungle revisited
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:06:51 GMT

Forty years since Ali took on Foreman in Kinshasa

High Australian real estate prices lead to bubble fears
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:30:46 GMT

Why owning a home may be out of reach

VIDEO: South Sudan food crisis - in 60 seconds
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:17:19 GMT

South Sudan's food crisis - in 60 seconds

Australia's flexible small firms
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:19:12 GMT

The Aussie firms offering unusual job perks and flexible working

Change in China for family succession
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:52 GMT

Why Chinese firms are changing their approach to succession


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Earnings Outlook: What to expect from Exxon Mobil earnings
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:59:16 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.

Economic Outlook: What to look for in Starbucks earnings
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:57:14 GMT

Investors will watch to see if the coffee chain can continue its long streak of strong same-store sales gains when it reports earnings after the close of trade Thursday.

When do we turn back the clocks an hour?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:44:34 GMT

Winter is coming, and that means turning back the clocks.

Deep Dive: 12 highest-yielding ‘dividend aristocrat’ stocks
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:38:43 GMT

As the Federal Reserve keeps its benchmark rate near zero, some of these companies pay more than 5%, writes Phil van Doorn.

Movers & Shakers: Visa jumps after earnings; Avon reverses gains
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:10 GMT

Visa and MasterCard rally while Avon surrenders earlier gains to top S&P 500’s biggest losers.

10 things: 10 things teens won’t tell you
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:32:31 GMT

The secret and costly life of the American teenager—and why teens’ app-using, driving and shopping habits matter to the rest of us.

10 things: 10 things Generation X won’t tell you
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:31:31 GMT

Members of the MTV generation are reaching their peak earning and spending years. But their wallets are a lot lighter than they’d hoped.

10 things: 10 things snack food companies won’t tell you
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:58 GMT

Americans are trying to cut back on snacks and junk food; they might try even harder if they knew more.

10 foods never worth paying full price for
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:52 GMT

According to an analysis by Coupons.com, these items are discounted more frequently than others.

10 things: 10 things candy makers won't tell you
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:22:34 GMT

Halloween sales are just the tip of the iceberg; even the Great Recession could barely slow down the $8 billion U.S. candy industry.

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N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:50:08 -0400

This Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it's virtually gone on DefCon 1 over what it sees as a looming invasion from the outside world that threatens to infiltrate its borders and relentlessly attack its people unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.


Amnesty: Libyan militias committing war crimes
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:49:33 -0400

CAIRO (AP) — Amnesty International said rival militias and armed groups in Western Libya are committing "mounting war crimes" with impunity.

Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:48:34 -0400

A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets over the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people injured by gunfire and a third stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.


Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:48:10 -0400

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort Kent(Reuters) - A nurse in Maine vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the state over an Ebola quarantine she calls unscientifically sound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday, according to television images. Kaci Hickox left her home in Fort Kent to take a morning bicycle ride with her boyfriend, MSNBC and other networks reported. Hickox, 33, who tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa, said that she plans to take the issue to court if the state did not lift the quarantine by Thursday. ...


US condemns renewed violence in South Sudan
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:47:07 -0400

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States is condemning the latest violence to hit South Sudan, which the U.S. says is the fault of rebel fighters who launched attacks in and around an oil town.

IMF sees large financing needs next year for Ebola-hit countries
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:46:31 -0400

A health worker sprays a colleague's boots with chlorine disinfectant in MonroviaWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The International Monetary Fund foresees large financing needs next year in the three West African countries hardest hit by the outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus. "The outlook for the Ebola-hit countries has worsened, with large financing needs likely for 2015," IMF spokesman Gerry Rice told reporters, referring to Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone. He said the Fund was still assessing what that would mean for its response. ...


Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:45:12 -0400

BAGHDAD (AP) — An Iraqi official says authorities have found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar.

Wall Street unimpressed by strong US growth numbers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:44:38 -0400

A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, October 14, 2014. Wall Street investors sold off shares on October 30 following a stronger-than-expected report on US economic growth in the third quarterWall Street shares headed mostly lower in early trade Thursday even as the US economy turned in a much stronger than expected performance in the third quarter. It took an 8.2 percent surge in Visa shares, driven by its strong quarterly earnings report, to hold the Dow Jones Industrial Average in positive territory. About an hour into trade, the Dow was up 93.55 points (0.55 percent) at 17,067.86. Credit card giant Visa propped up the blue-chip index on the back of a nine percent gain in fiscal fourth-quarter revenues to $3.23 billion and a 17 percent rise in earnings per share, to $2.18, both handily beating forecasts.


US voters deciding on billions for conservation
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:40:47 -0400

In this photo taken Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, a rackoon rests on a tree at Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park in Key Biscayne, Fla. Voters from Rhode Island to California this Election Day will decide whether billions of dollars should be set aside for parks and preservation, leading some environmentalists to highlight 2014 as one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history.


Group says militants killed 600 Iraqi prisoners
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:38:45 -0400

BAGHDAD (AP) — Militants from the Islamic State carried out a mass killing of hundreds of Iraqi prison inmates when they seized the country's second-largest city of Mosul in June, an international rights group said on Thursday.

In U.S. Ebola fight, no two quarantines are quite the same
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:38:43 -0400

By Jonathan Allen and Yasmeen Abutaleb NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This story has been refiled to correct typographical error in first paragraph) In the U.S. battle against Ebola, quarantine rules depend on your zip code. For some it may feel like imprisonment or house arrest. For others it may be more like a staycation, albeit one with a scary and stressful edge. If they are lucky, the quarantined may get assigned a case worker who can play the role of a personal concierge by buying groceries and running errands. ...

Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:38:43 -0400

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentBy Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. ...


Treasury consults on residential mortgages, will review buy-to-let in 2015
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:38:14 -0400

Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Osborne leaves Number 10 Downing Street in LondonBritain's finance ministry launched a consultation on Thursday about new powers requested by the Bank of England to regulate residential mortgages, but said discussion of similar curbs on buy-to-let mortgages would have to wait until 2015. "The government is proposing that the Bank is granted powers of direction for loan to value limits and debt to income limits for owner-occupied mortgages," the ministry said. The BoE requested these powers on Oct. 2, along with the ability to limit the size of buy-to-let mortgages relative to rental payments.


Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:37:19 -0400

A Ebola health worker removes rubbish including plastic bottles from the Island Clinic Treatment center in Monrovia, Liberia, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. The rate of new Ebola infections in Liberia appears to be declining and could represent a real trend, the World Health Organization said Wednesday, but the epidemic is far from over. (AP Photo/ Abbas Dulleh)FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.


Average US 30-year loan rate up to 3.98 pct.
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:34:00 -0400

In this Oct. 27, 2014 photo, a realty sign is posted in front of a home for sale in Carlsbad, Calif. Freddie Mac reports on average U.S. mortgage rates for this week on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates arrested their five-week decline this week but the benchmark 30-year loan remained below 4 percent.


Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:32:53 -0400

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for an hour-long bike ride.


Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:29:37 -0400

Smoke rises from an Islamic State fighters position in the town of Kobani during airstrikes by the US led coalition, seen from the outskirts of Suruc, near the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.


South Africans mourn sport deaths
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:28:29 -0400

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Singing hymns and blowing vuvuzelas, South African sporting fans on Thursday paid final respects to three sporting figures who died within three days of each other.

Elaborate FBI repairman ruse shown in videos
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:21:10 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Wearing a lapel camera and posing as an Internet repairman, an undercover government agent walked into a luxury villa at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas and recorded everything he saw as part of a major international gambling bust.

Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:18:22 -0400

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen talks with guests before speaking at The National Summit on Diversity in the Economics Profession hosted by the Federal Reserve System, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, at the Federal Reserve in Washington. Yellen said she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.


Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:17:53 -0400

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.

US stocks are mixed early trading
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:16:56 -0400

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Major stock indexes traded in a tight range in the early going as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve and mull over a mixed batch of earnings results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher.


Real Madrid cruise to victory in Copa del Rey opener
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:13:11 -0400

Real Madrid's French defender Raphael Varane (R) scores a goal against UD Cornella, at the Power8 stadium near Barcelona, on October 29, 2014An understrength Real Madrid began their defence of the Copa del Rey with a comfortable 4-1 win over third-tier UD Cornella in the first leg of their fourth-round tie on Wednesday. With World Player of the Year Cristiano Ronaldo among a host of star names given the night off, it was centre-back Raphael Varane who produced the finishing touch in the first half as his bullet header put the visitors in front after just 10 minutes. Cornella, from the outskirts of Barcelona, had their magic moment 10 minutes later, though, as Oscar Munoz saw off challenges from Varane and Alvaro Arbeloa before firing high past Keylor Navas to equalise.


US economy grew 3.5% in third quarter
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:36 -0400

The American flag flutters in the breeze before the US Capitol, cocooned in scaffolding, October 28, 2014The US economy grew at a stronger-than-expected pace in the third quarter, lifted by lower imports and a surge in defense spending, according to government data released Thursday. The world's largest economy expanded at an annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September period, the Commerce Department said in its first estimate for the quarter. The economy contracted 2.1 percent in the first quarter largely due to severe winter weather. The report came a day after the Federal Reserve ended its asset-purchase program, revealing increasing confidence in a modestly expanding economy and citing "substantial improvement" in the labor market.


Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:10:00 -0400

KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

Libya's armed factions may have committed war crimes: Amnesty
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:18 -0400

Libyan Security forces secure an area around the Crown Prince's Palace, where Libya?s parliament members are meeting, in TripoliCAIRO (Reuters) - Human rights group Amnesty International said on Thursday it had satellite pictures indicating that rival factions in Libya had committed war crimes by shelling densely populated residential areas in the west of the oil-producing country. Libya plunged into anarchy when an armed faction from the western city of Misrata seized Tripoli in August after fighting with militiamen from Zintan who had held the capital's airport since the 2011 revolt that overthrew Muammar Gaddafi. ...


Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:08:02 -0400

A convoy of peshmerga vehicles is welcomed by Turkish Kurds after crossing into Turkey near the Habur border gate in the southeastern city of SilopiBy Humeyra Pamuk and Omer Berberoglu SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish defenders. Kobani, on the border with Turkey, has been encircled by the Sunni Muslim insurgents for more than 40 days. Weeks of U.S.-led air strikes have failed to break their stranglehold, and Kurds are hoping the arrival of the peshmerga will turn the tide. ...


Americans face post-foreclosure hell as wages garnished, assets seized
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:03:25 -0400

A lock secures a chain on the steel fence of a foreclosed home previously owned by U.S. Bancorp in Los AngelesBy Michelle Conlin NEW YORK (Reuters) - (This corrects paragraph 28 to show financial institutions in Maryland have 27 years, not 36, to collect deficiency judgments) Many thousands of Americans who lost their homes in the housing bust, but have since begun to rebuild their finances, are suddenly facing a new foreclosure nightmare: debt collectors are chasing them down for the money they still owe by freezing their bank accounts, garnishing their wages and seizing their assets. By now, banks have usually sold the houses. ...


Marine wants new charges in Iraq war crime tossed
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:02:53 -0400

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Marine Corps should not be retrying a sergeant whose murder conviction in a major Iraq war crime case was overturned by the military's highest court after he served half of his 11-year sentence, his defense attorneys say.

'The View' now under ABC News as further revamping
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:02:30 -0400

NEW YORK (AP) — ABC says "The View" is being claimed by the network's news division after 18 seasons under ABC's entertainment side.

Zambia: President's body to return Saturday
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:15 -0400

ARCHIVO - Foto de archivo, 23 de septiembre de 2011, del presidente de Zambia, Michael Sata, tras prestar juramento en Lusaka, Zambia. Sata murió tras una enfermedad, anunció el miércoles 29 de octubre de 2014 el gobierno zambiano. (AP Foto/Jerome Delay, File)LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) — The body of President Michael Sata, who died in London after a long illness, will be flown to Zambia on Saturday, the Zambian government said.


Nigerian police withdraw speaker's guards after defection to opposition
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:00:06 -0400

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigeria's police said on Thursday it had withdrawn all security personnel guarding parliament speaker Aminu Tambuwal, the country's fourth most powerful government official, following his defection to the opposition coalition. Tambuwal defected to the All Progressives Congress (APC) from the ruling People's Democratic Party (PDP) on Tuesday, a move that gave it a much needed boost in its campaign to unseat President Goodluck Jonathan in February 2015 elections. He has not yet resigned as speaker. ...

Correction: Superstorm-Mental Health story
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:54:41 -0400

a couple surveys the remains of the home owned by the woman’s parentsLONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — In a story Oct. 29 about Superstorm Sandy victims experiencing mental health issues, The Associated Press erroneously reported the name of an organization helping with disaster distress response. The organization is the Visiting Nurse Service, not the Visiting Nurse System.


Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:54:33 -0400

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo Polish-French film director Roman Polanski holds his best director award during the 39th French Cesar Awards Ceremony in Paris, Friday Feb. 28, 2014. Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Spokeswoman for the prosecutors in Krakow, Boguslawa Marcinkowska, said the filmmaker remained free but available for further proceedings. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau, File)WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.


Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:25 -0400

This two photo combo with undated handout photos provided by Nohemi Gonzalez, shows Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera, left, and her brother Alex, right, at their mother's home in Progreso, Texas. According to witnesses armed men took Erica Maria, 26, and her brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, on Oct. 13 in El Control, a small town near the Texas border west of Matamoros. The three were visiting their father in Mexico and they have not been seen since. (AP Photo)MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Mexican officials say four bodies have been found east of the border city of Matamoros, near where three young Americans went missing more than two weeks ago.


US envoy: World must do more to fight Ebola
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:48:14 -0400

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BRUSSELS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, returning from a visit to West Africa, which has been struggling with the world's worst Ebola outbreak, says the world must do more to confront "the greatest public health crisis ever."


Niger drops sex education from syllabus at Muslim leaders' urging
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:46:48 -0400

By Abdoulaye Massalaki and Misha Hussain NIAMEY/DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The Niger government has withdrawn a course on sexual and reproductive health from the school syllabus after Islamic organisations said the teachings were contrary to the country's values. The predominantly Muslim nation of 17 million has the highest fertility rate in the world, an average of around eight children per woman. Some 30 percent of girls are married by the age of 15, and 77 percent by 18, according to the latest government health surveys. ...

US nurse bikes away, despite Ebola quarantine
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45:51 -0400

University Hospital in Newark where Nurse Kaci Hickox, an epidemiologist who treated Ebola patients in West Africa, had been kept in an isolation tent for three daysA US nurse who recently returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa took a bike ride early Thursday despite a state order to stay at home in quarantine. Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend rode their bicycles away from their house in the northeastern state of Maine as a gaggle of media looked on and cameras rolled, CNN reported. Controversy is raging about measures taken in some US states, such as New Jersey and New York, quarantine individuals returning from treating Ebola-infected patients in west Africa. New Jersey Governor Chris Christie let her go on Monday, and she was driven to Maine.


Apple chief Tim Cook 'proud to be gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:43:12 -0400

Apple CEO Tim Cook shows off the new iPhone 6 and the Apple Watch earlier this year as the company seeks to carve out its niche in the increasingly popular "phablet" marketApple CEO Tim Cook came out as gay Thursday and said that fighting for equality is at the core of his personal and business ethos. The head of the tech giant said his sexuality has never been a secret at his company, but acknowledging his homosexuality as a public statement about equality was "more important" than his privacy. "Let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in a statement in Bloomberg Businessweek. "I've had the good fortune to work at a company that loves creativity and innovation and knows it can only flourish when you embrace people’s differences.


Milosevic's widow ridicules EU lifting sanctions
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:42:52 -0400

FILE - In this June 27, 2001, file photo Mirjana Markovic, the wife of former Yugoslav President Slobodan Milosevic, arrives to visit Milosevic at the central prison in Belgrade, Serbia. Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow has ridiculed European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying that the family has no property outside Serbia. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic, File)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Slobodan Milosevic's exiled widow ridiculed the European Union's decision to lift a 15-year freeze on assets of the former Serbian strongman, saying in an interview published Thursday that the family has no property outside Serbia.



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What Quarantine? Maine Nurse Defies Authorities With Bike Ride
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:45:44 GMT

Hickox left the house in Fort Kent where she has been holed up and went out for the ride with her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur.






Deja Vu: Could These Midterms Be a Rerun of 2006? Or 2002?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:41:29 GMT

There are two ways to look at all of the close races across the country.

Aaron Hernandez Lawyers Want Murder Trial Moved
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:35:51 GMT

Lawyers for the ex-NFL star will ask a judge Thursday to move the trial out of southeastern Massachusetts because of intense pretrial media coverage.

Brittany Maynard May Stay Longer Than Planned, She Says
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:33:28 GMT

Brittany Maynard is leaving her exit door open just a crack, allowing that she may live beyond Saturday, she said in a video released Wednesday night.






Brrrrr-ace Yourself: Arctic Blast Set to Chill Millions
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:35:01 GMT

An arctic blast is due to hit the eastern part of the U.S., bringing the first freeze of the season for many areas.






Rocky Mountain Heist: Bust of John Denver Goes Missing
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:07:17 GMT

A bronze sculpture of one of Colorado's most beloved singers has vanished from a concert arena, and officials are pleading for its safe return.

Still a Mystery: Puzzle of 'Fragile' Missing Broncos Fan
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:47 GMT

Friends of Paul Kitterman, who vanished during a Broncos game only to be found 112 miles away, say they are still trying to “figure it all out.”






Why 'Serial' May Be the Most Addictive Podcast Ever
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:36:10 GMT

"Serial" is an innovative and riveting podcast spinoff of the popular radio show "This American Life." And it's like nothing you've ever heard.






Apple CEO Tim Cook: 'I'm Proud to Be Gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:35 GMT

Apple chief executive Tim Cook announced he is “proud to be gay” in a first-person story published Thursday by Bloomberg Businessweek.






Billionaires Have Doubled Since the Financial Crisis
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:45:22 GMT

Hundreds of millions of people live in abject poverty, while the super-rich amass wealth they may never be able to spend, new study says.

Alleged Would-Be Assassin Slain by Israeli Cops
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:42:58 GMT

Jerusalem was on high alert after the attempted assassination of an Israeli activist followed by the fatal shooting of the Palestinian suspect.






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published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:42:55 GMT

From the showdown between Maine officials and a nurse over an Ebola quarantine to the Giants’ World Series win, see the stories we're following.

Nurse Steps Outside, Vows to Fight Ebola Quarantine
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:41:15 GMT

Kaci Hickox, the nurse who returned from treating Ebola patients in Africa, said she will fight Maine officials seeking a mandatory quarantine order.






Mob Sets Parliament Ablaze in Burkina Faso: Reuters
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:15:27 GMT

Thousands of protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament on Thursday and set fire to the building, witnesses told Reuters.






This Taxi Will Take You Home at Over 200 MPH
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:09:01 GMT

Daniel Wolfs drives the fastest taxi in Germany, a Mercedes MC 660 Loaded that can reach speeds of 200 miles per hour.






NATO Sees 'Unusual' Spike in Russian Military Flights
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:17:08 GMT

NATO said it has conducted more than 100 intercepts of Russian aircraft so far this year — "about three times more" than it conducted in 2013.






Did Race Play a Role in Sayreville Hazing Case?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:53:10 GMT

Some in Sayreville, N.J., are wondering: would seven white teens have been so swiftly arrested and charged with assault and sexual abuse?






Husband, 71, Fatally Shoots Would-Be Robber
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:25:03 GMT

A 71-year-old man fatally shot a would-be robber who knocked down his wife and tried to steal her necklace in a grocery store parking lot, police say.






Washington Tribe Reports Threats After School Shooting
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:22:50 GMT

"Many of our kids are fearful to return to school," the Tulalip Tribes said after a member of the tribes shot five friends, killing two of them.






Mother Bear, Three Cubs Shot Dead Near Airport Runway
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:15:00 GMT

A family of black bears was shot and killed near a Pennsylvania airport because they posed a threat to incoming flights and customers, officials say.






Dynasty: Giants Win Third World Series in Five Years
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:12:21 GMT

Giants ace Madison Bumgarner came out of the bullpen after four innings and, on two days rest, absolutely dazzled in Game 7 of the World Series.






World Series Mayhem: One Person Shot in Giants Party
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:20:28 GMT

One person was shot in as San Francisco burst into celebrations following the San Francisco Giants' World Series victory, police said.






True State of Afghan Military Kept Secret: Report
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:29:16 GMT

A U.S. government watchdog is "deeply troubled" by the allied military's decision to classify the summary of its report on Afghan forces.

San Francisco Giants Win World Series, Third in Five Years
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:29:03 GMT








Poison Likely Killed Utah Family of Five: Police
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:38:03 GMT

The five people were all found last month in the same room with cups next to their bodies in Springville, Utah.







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Republicans have Senate takeover in their sights, races remain close - Fox News
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World Series 2014: Madison Bumgarner pitches Giants past Royals for title - Washington Post
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. — The Kansas City Royals clung this October to the well-founded belief they owned the most dominant bullpen in the major leagues. On Wednesday night, Madison Bumgarner emerged from the gates of the left field corner at Kauffman ...
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JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police on Thursday shot dead a 32-year-old Palestinian man suspected of having tried hours earlier to kill a far-right Jewish activist, leading to fierce clashes in East Jerusalem and fears of a new Palestinian uprising.
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Cruz: We don't need another Romney or McCain in 2016 - CNN
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Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule have set fire to parliament. Correspondents say the city hall and ruling party headquarters are also in flames. A huge crowd is surging towards the ...
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Exploding rocket: What was aboard?

The private rocket that exploded spectacularly Tuesday evening moments after lifting off from a Virginia launch pad was carrying an array of science experiments.

Giants, behind MVP Bumgarner, edge Royals for World Series title

San Francisco beat Kansas City, 3-2, in Game 7 of the World Series Wednesday night, the third championship for the Giants in the past five years.

How to best help refugees: Hand 'em cash

Handing out goods such as tents and blankets may not be the most effective way to help those displaced by war or disasters. Refugees may know their own needs best.

What happened to Amelia Earhart? Sonar 'anomaly' hints at wreckage.

The wreckage of Amelia Earhart's plane might have been spotted by a remote-controlled underwater vehicle off a tiny Pacific atoll.

Who wins the Senate? Colorado could come down to women's issues.

Democratic Sen. Mark Udall has dumped much of his campaign money into attacking Republican Rep. Cory Gardner on reproductive rights. But it might not have worked as well as he hoped.

Facing its own Islamic State-inspired militants, Iran wields a smaller stick

With the help of local Sunnis on its southeastern border with Pakistan, Iran is using a blend of force, dialogue, and money to counter Jaish al-Adl, a radical group that claims to fight for Sunni rights. 

Burkina Faso: Protesters storm parliament over term limit vote

Protesters say 27 years in office is enough for President Blaise Compaore, who took power in a 1987 coup and has been reelected four times. A parliamentary vote on extending term limits was called off due to unrest.

BMW cars: 2015 X5 M and X6 M revealed ahead of Los Angeles Auto Show

BMW cars had a big reveal ahead of the 2014 Los Angeles auto show. BMW's new X5 M and X6 M performance SUVs are finally here, bringing even more power, extra gears, and a host of other technological updates with them.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in third quarter

The nation's gross domestic product for the three months ending in September was a little better than analysts were anticipating.

For Halloween, a collection of scary stories by literary greats

This collection of 19th-century ghost tales includes works by Charles Dickens, Arthur Conan Doyle, and Henry James.

Dominion in the face of anger

A Christian Science perspective: Rise above intimidating remarks. 

'Rain Reign' is one of the best children's books of 2014

Martin has created multi-faceted, complex characters and situations that make 'Rain Reign' – a novel about a girl diagnosed with Asperger’s syndrome – sing.

Tensions flare as Israeli police kill suspect in Temple Mount shooting

Police said the Palestinian man attempted to assassinate Yehuda Glick, a controversial rabbi who advocates for greater Jewish access to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, a holy site for both Muslims and Jews. 

Why Sweden recognized the Palestinian state

Sweden joins Malta and Cyprus, as the third European nation officially recognizing a Palestinian state.  The British Parliament also voted to recognize the Palestinian state earlier this month, in a symbolic vote. 

Apple's Tim Cook is 'proud to be gay,' hopes to help others

Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay, speaking up in an essay for Bloomberg Businessweek. Cook says he hopes hearing the CEO of Apple is gay could help others struggling to come to terms with their sexuality. 

Reader recommendation: Moneyball

Monitor readers share their favorite book picks.

Election 2014: Do all the close Senate races mean Democrats have a shot?

Republicans are still favored to win control of the Senate. But it's not a purely anti-Democratic cycle. Plenty of Republicans are struggling – a few in Senate races, and lots of governors. 

Is the US oil boom in trouble?

Oil prices have dropped, energy companies are taking on large amounts of debt, and some call into question rosy projections about a long-term US shale boom. Should we be concerned about the future of American oil and gas?

Who wins the Senate? Louisiana is a referendum on Mary Landrieu.

Louisiana incumbent Sen. Mary Landrieu says she can deliver on the state's top three priorities. If voters believe her, she might just survive.

Giant rocket explosion also took out asteroid mining spacecraft (+video)

Aboard the Antares rocket that exploded spectacularly moments after liftoff was a tiny demonstration spacecraft built by Planetary Resources, an asteroid mining firm.

Lifting the ‘curse of knowledge’

Steven Pinker’s new style guide draws on what cognitive scientists know about how human minds process language.

Story of Denver girls lured by Islamic State mystifies community (+video)

Aurora Colorado's Somali and Sudanese immigrant community is baffled by three teenage girls who seemed like typical Muslim teens, but tried to buy plane tickets to Syria to join Islamic State militants. 

Jewish activist targeted in assassination attempt

Moshe Feiglin, an American-born advocate for greater Jewish access to a holy site known to Jews as the Temple Mount was injured Wednesday by a gunman on a motorcycle.

He may be down, but Independent won't drop out of Maine governor's race (+video)

Independent candidate Eliot Cutler said Wednesday that he won't drop out of the heated three-way race for governor despite increasing pressure from voters who view him as a spoiler that will ensure another term for Republican incumbent Paul LePage.

Hawaii's slow-motion disaster: How does a community prepare for lava? (+video)

In the Hawaiian community being threatened, efforts have been made to protect utility poles from extreme heat, for instance. But anything actually in the path of the lava will incinerate upon contact.

Will nurse Kaci Hickox's stand help quell US hysteria around Ebola? (+video)

Kaci Hickox's battle to reduce the strictures of her home confinement could have an impact on the hysteria that seems to be gripping the nation – but it may not be the one the Maine nurse was hoping for.

Pew survey: Why Democrats are losing support among Latino voters (+video)

A Pew Research Center report released Wednesday shows that while Hispanic voters still lean Democrat, that support is diminishing. 

Sarah Palin pretends she might be running for office again

Like her past flirtations with running for politics, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin's latest hint about tossing her cap into the ring is just a feint.

President Obama quickly backtracks after implying Michelle doesn't work (+video)

Michelle Obama has chosen a few select issues to advocate for. Her 'Let’s Move' program, encouraging children to get active to combat obesity, has been one of her trademark programs as first lady.

Cargo rocket explosion: a setback, but not necessarily a gamechanger for NASA (+video)

The explosion of Orbital Science's Antares rocket shouldn't compromise NASA's shift to leasing services for its human spaceflight program, rather than owning its own rockets, specialists say.

FCC's Tom Wheeler: Let’s redefine ‘pay TV’ to include online streaming

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler suggested on Wednesday that online streaming services could be classified as equal to cable TV. That would give online streaming services more bargaining power, and could allow more customers to ditch their cable bundles.

HP's Sprout blurs lines between 2-D screens and 3-D life

After struggling for years, Hewlett Packard has debuted two items it thinks can change industries. On Wednesday, HP unveiled its first 3-D printer and a new computer intended to blend online and offline life.

Fed says goodbye to historic bond buying program: 4 key takeaways (+video)

The Federal Reserve announced the end of its landmark quantitative easing program Wednesday, and investors found the Fed's overall policy statement more hawkish than expected. Here are the highlights of today's Federal Reserve policy statement.  

Maine nurse vows to sue to lift Ebola quarantine: How will she fare in court? (+video)

Nurse Kaci Hickox says she will take the state of Maine to court over attempts to quarantine her for 21 days. Does her stand strike a blow for science or could it make Ebola hysteria worse?

New clue to the mystery of Amelia Earhart? (+video)

For years, private researchers have looked for clues to the mystery of pioneer aviator Amelia Earhart's disappearance over the Pacific in 1937. Now, one piece of fuselage metal may confirm her last location.

Why GOP could win four gubernatorial races in 'liberal' New England (+video)

Four of the six states in New England have very tight gubernatorial races, with Republicans leading narrowly in Massachusetts, Connecticut, and Maine and trailing only slightly in Rhode Island.

Metallica is reportedly coming to 'Craig Ferguson' for a week

The band will be interviewed on the show on Nov. 17 and then perform on the show for the rest of the week. 'What better way to celebrate Craig's awesome tenure at CBS than to come and shake the rafters for a whole week?' Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich said.

Malala awarded 'Children's Nobel' prize, donating $50,000 to Gaza schools (+video)

Malala Yousafzai, who became the world's youngest Nobel laureate earlier this month, was cited for 'her courageous and dangerous fight for girls' right to education' as she received the World's Children's Prize 2014 today in Sweden.

SodaStream to close West Bank factory targeted by boycott campaign (+video)

The US company said its decision was made on commercial grounds. SodaStream will shift production to a new facility in southern Israel in 2015. 

Even with 'mobilized' black voters, Democrats could struggle in South (+video)

A new report suggests that, to win, Democratic candidates might need to drive black voter turnout to 2008 and 2012 levels, when Barack Obama was on the ballot. But it will be hard.


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Apple dealer CANCOM: We're RAKING IT IN
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EBITDA doubles year-on-year at the German firm

Apple dealer CANCOM has announced whopping third-quarter results, way in excess of the same period last year, citing that old favourite "solid business demand".…

The ULTIMATE CRUELTY: Sandworm uses PowerPoint against Swiss bank customers
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:04 GMT

From espionage to cybercrime

The Sandworm vulnerability is being actively abused to attack Swiss banking customers, Danish security consultancy CSIS has warned.…

Facebook OCP crowd to ogle MICROSOFT'S server-room SECRETS
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:56:10 GMT

Open Compute Project claps eyes on Redmond blueprints

Microsoft has released a second clutch of secret blueprints from its server bunkers to Facebook’s Open Compute Project.…

Ex-Soviet engines fingered after Antares ROCKET launch BLAST
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:33:06 GMT

Speculation rife, but Orbital claims it's too early to tell

Speculation is rife that the Antares rocket accident at Wallops on Tuesday evening was caused by the 1960s-era Russian engines powering the craft, though the official investigations have only just begun.…

UK smart meters arrive in 2020. Hackers have ALREADY found a flaw
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:18:05 GMT

Energy summit bods warned of free energy bonanza

British consumers could easily hack the controversial new smart meters the government plans to introduce, allowing them to illegally slash their energy bills, cyber-security experts have warned.…

Making an entrance: Remote door-opening tech
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:02:11 GMT

Personal portal peace of mind

Breaking Fad For a lot of Reg readers, home automation is probably an internal affair – that is, if you're using technology, it's probably to control things inside the home, like heating, lighting and so on. And indeed, that also makes up the bulk of what's available when it comes to the major suppliers.…

Sales down at UK's oldest tech distie: Northamber losses widen in fiscal '14
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:45:06 GMT

But chairman Phillips is rosy about future

The prognosis for Northamber’s future is brighter, according to its colourful chairman, despite widening losses and revenues remaining in free fall for fiscal ’14 ended June.…

Samsung's flagging phone fortunes hit profits hard
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:33:04 GMT

Net earnings nearly halve in the third quarter compared to last year

Samsung has promised to shake up its smartphone line-up to try to win back some of the ground it has lost in the sector, after it revealed that its third-quarter operating profit was the lowest in more than three years.…

Keep up with the fast-moving world of flash array storage
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:14:12 GMT

How to pick the right kind

An all-flash networked array can do wonders in speeding up data accesses by applications running in connected servers.…

Apple CEO Tim Cook tells world: 'I’m proud to be gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:56:09 GMT

It is 'among the greatest gifts God has given me'

Tim Cook has come out as gay and vowed to spend the rest of his life helping to "pave the sunlit path" towards equality and justice.…

UK consumers particularly prone to piss-poor patching
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:38:06 GMT

Java a hot spot – new report

UK consumer patching practices have worsened still further over the last three months, increasing the threat of malware problems, according to a new study by IT security provider Secunia.…

All change at the top of HP's enterprise biz
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:19:35 GMT

Same strategy, but can the newbies make it work?

A change at the top of HP’s enterprise distie team across both European and UK ops may well help solve the disconnect that occurred when a regionally drafted strategy was executed locally.…

SkyHawk array swoops down, 136TB claws extended
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:58:10 GMT

Skyera offering more capacity, less power usage

All-flash array startup and packing density expert Skyera has got itself a new version of its skyHawk array, encompassing a threefold increase in capacity.…

Distie titan TD Azlan to cut ties with Huawei
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:25:47 GMT

'Can't shift the gear', say channel whispers

TD Azlan is quietly and gradually cutting ties with Huawei Enterprise, according to multiple sources close to the matter.…

This time it's SO REAL: Overcoming the open-source orgasm myth with TODO
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:58:11 GMT

If the web giants need it to work, hey, maybe it'll work

What can the world learn from Google, Twitter and Facebook - apart from how to make millions through ads flinging? How to run a successful open-source project.…

Forget WHITE BOX, it's time for JUNK BOX NETWORKING
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:30:04 GMT

Readers: Could you build a complete data environment off eBay?

Storagebod On the way to "Powering the Cloud" with Greg Ferro and Chris Evans, we got to discussing Greg’s book White Box Networking and whether there could be a whole series of books discussing White Box storage, virtualisation, servers etc and how to build a complete White Box environment.…

China set to be buried under mountain of surplus robots, warns biz chap
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:57:04 GMT

Can't stop the damn things reproducing. Unlike humans

China has been warned of an approaching robot bubble fuelled by Beijing's desire to massively overdevelop the internal automation market.…

Humanity now making about 41 mobes EACH SECOND
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:32:05 GMT

327 MEEELLION mobes shipped in Q3, say very tired analysts

The world is now manufacturing just under 42 mobile phones a second thanks to an uptick in global production, IDC's presumably-very-tired handset-counters say.…

Microsoft fitness bands slapped on wrists: All YOUR HEALTH DATA are BELONG TO US
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:58:11 GMT

Wearable will deliver 'actionable insights for healthier living'

Microsoft has joined the wearables market with “band”, a fitness-monitor-cum-smartwatch, which is accompanied by a suite of online services dubbed “Microsoft Health”.…

Amazon's hybrid cloud: EC2 wrangled by Microsoft's control freak
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:32:09 GMT

Plug-in for System Centre gives Windows Server control of Bezos' bit barns

Hybrid clouds are the new black: world+dog has decided that some workloads just won't ever ascend into the elastosphere, but that running a private and public cloud from separate control freaks is a dumb idea.…

NASA: Spacecraft crash site FOUND ON MOON RIM
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:52:03 GMT

'What fun!' exlaims NASA boffin who found the LADEE

NASA boffins are chuffed as ninepence this week to announce that they have discovered unmistakable signs of a crashed spacecraft far away from the Apollo landing sites on the far side of the Moon.…

Remember Internet2? It's now a software-defined metacloud
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:29:04 GMT

Boffins can slice network into their own private connections for research and fun

America's Internet2 research network is embracing the cloud, launching an SDN implementation designed to let academics create their own private clouds.…

Carders offer malware with the human touch to defeat fraud detection
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:02:09 GMT

Huge credit card heists mean crims want to cash out - fast

A new cybercrime tool promises to use credit card numbers in a more human way that is less likely to attract the attention of fraud-detection systems, and therefore be more lucrative for those who seek to profit from events like the Target breach.…

Mozilla releases geolocating WiFi sniffer for Android
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:28:03 GMT

As if the civilians who never change access point passwords will ever opt out of this one

Mozilla has released a new app, Stumbler, that “collects GPS data for our location service” by detecting WiFi access points and mobile phone cells towers, then “uses these wireless network locations to provide geolocation services for Firefox OS devices and other open source projects.”…

Twitter, IBM, in deal to create brainy Big Blue Bird
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:58:05 GMT

#Enterprise #BigData #Analytics #BuzzwordFest

IBM and Twitter have assembled their buzzwords, ranked them into a regiment, and jointly set them loose to march upon a waiting world, by announcing that the avian network will feed data galore to Big Blue's cloudy enterprise big data analytics offerings.…

Drupalocalypse! Devs say it's best to assume your CMS is owned
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:27:03 GMT

SQLi hole was hit hard, fast, and before most admins even knew it needed patching

Drupal websites that had not patched seven hours after the disclosure on a 'highly critical' SQL injection (SQLi) hole disclosed 15 October are hosed, the content management tool's developers say.…

Big Retail: We don't hate Apple, we hate the credit card companies
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:58:04 GMT

Group opens up (slightly) about Apple Pay rival CurrentC

The Merchant Customer Exchange (MCX) went on a PR offensive on Wednesday to explain what happened in the hacking attack that saw its testers' emails exposed, why its member retailers banned Apple Pay and Google Wallet, and what makes its CurrentC mobile payment system so great.…

Has the United Nations taken over the Internet yet?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:27:03 GMT

Impress at your next dinner party with this primer on what's happening at the ITU gabfest

For the past five days, and the next nine, dozens of government representatives are in Busan, Korea discussing changes to the international telecommunications regime.…

NATO declares WAR on Google Glass, mounts attack alongside MPAA
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:06:07 GMT

Yes, the National Association of Theater Owners is quite upset

Moviegoers will soon be asked to stash their Google Glass before taking in a flick, much like they're asked to pocket their mobile phones today.…

Microsoft opens Office 365 to devs with APIs, SDKs
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:32:09 GMT

Put a REST into your calendar

Microsoft is putting its Office 365 crown jewels on display, opening up APIs to the environment to attract third-party developers to the platform.…

Australia's media regulator to oversee new data retention regime
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:04:04 GMT

Bill pitched as essential anti-terror and crime measure

Australia's government has tabled its data retention Bill and outlined a willingness to assist carriers and internet service providers (ISPs) pay for their retention rigs.…

The NO-NAME vuln: wget mess patched without a fancy brand
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:39:52 GMT

Directory overwrite bug threatens all *nix boxen

Sysadmins: another venerable and nearly-ubiquitous *nix tool, wget, needs patching because of a bug first reported by HD Moore.…

No nudity, please, we're GAMING: Twitch asks players to cover up
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:56:34 GMT

New rules apply equally to both sexes, as they should

Twitch, the streaming site where users show off their gaming prowess to the public, has altered its terms and conditions to ban users from being cheeky by playing in the buff.…

Hate the BlackBerry Z10 and Passport? How about this dusty old flashback instead?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:17:07 GMT

BlackBerry Classic aims to rekindle the flames

The barren husk of BlackBerry is looking to recapture a stake in the smartphone market by going back to its roots as a maker of business communication devices.…

Turnbull: Coding skills 'will be almost as important as literacy and numeracy'
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:15:09 GMT

Comms Minister thinks digital technologies is baked into maths curriculum

Australia's Communications Minister Malcolm Turnbull has come out in favour of teaching kids of all ages to code.…

Australian E-Health records breached twice in the last year
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:45:05 GMT

Sick system saw patients peep into two records

Australia's Office of the Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released its Annual report of the Information Commissioner’s activities in relation to eHealth 2013–14, complete with a report on two data breaches in the systems used to store personally controlled electronic health records (PCEHRs).…

Naked and afraid: that's how Telstra's Wi-Fi security makes you feel
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:16:10 GMT

All it takes is 1 angry teen with Wireshark and root access

Sit down, open up the laptop, join the advertised SSID, and go online.…

More Microsoft staffers shown the door in Round 3 of job cuts
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:27:48 GMT

Nadella creeps close to 18,000-layoff target

Microsoft sent another 3,000 staffers packing on Wednesday, after the third round of layoffs in CEO Satya Nadella's multi-phase restructuring program.…

Bad dog: Redmond's new IE tool KILLS POODLE with one shot
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:41:47 GMT

Azure and Office 365 to end SSL 3.0 support, too

Microsoft has issued new guidance on the POODLE (Padding Oracle On Downgraded Legacy Encryption) SSL vulnerability, including a one-click utility that can automatically disable SSL 3.0 in Internet Explorer.…

Big Retail's Apple Pay killer CurrentC HACKED, tester info nicked
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:13:03 GMT

Listen for the chuckling from Cupertino

CurrentC, the mobile payments system being pushed by some of the biggest retailers in the US, has been hacked – before the system is even fully up and running.…

FCC boss clears way for internet TV and dismantling of cable bundles
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:38:49 GMT

Wheeler says web services no different from broadcast channels

FCC chairman Tom Wheeler has outlined a plan which could lead to a change in the way Americans pay for television and internet services.…

Banksy denies Banksy impostor's claim to Banksy.com – which isn't owned by Banksy
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:02:30 GMT

Street artist defends someone else's right to use his name

Street artist Banksy is renowned for satirizing society through the unexpected, and a battle over his namesake dot-com domain seems to have provided him with another opportunity.…

Lawyers mobilise angry mob against Apple over alleged 2011 Macbook Pro crapness
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:54:38 GMT

We suffered 'random bouts of graphical distortion' - fanbois

A legal firm has launched a class action against Apple over claims the 2011 MacBook Pro suffered from "random bouts of graphical distortion, system instability and system failures".…

Catalogic data copy sprawl smacker CEO Walsh talks to the Vulture
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:24:05 GMT

'Sorry about the soapbox'

Interview Joining Actifio and Delphix in the general data copy management space Catalogic has launched its ECX product which classifies and catalogs existing copies instead of creating a master copy.…

PEAK APPLE: iOS 8 is least popular Cupertino mobile OS in all of HUMAN HISTORY
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:54:09 GMT

'Nerd release' finally staggers past 50 per cent adoption

Half of all fanbois and gurlz have finally installed iOS 8 on their iThings, hammering home the point that Apple's new mobile operating system is much less popular than previous versions.…

Hey - who wants 4.8 TERABYTES almost AS FAST AS MEMORY?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:26:04 GMT

China's Memblaze says they've got it in PCIe. Yow

Chinese flash product supplier Memblaze has launched an almost memory-speed server flash card with a 14 microsecond latency - and up to 4.8TB capacity - for the hyperscale market and open compute project applications, according to a company statement.…

UK.gov rushes out broken 'Orphan Works' system as EU Directive comes in
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:03:07 GMT

It was there all along! Well, sort of there

+Comment The Government has rushed out its controversial “Orphan Works” licencing scheme – but it’s broken on arrival, and if it doesn't start working almost at once it probably won't get the chance.…

Return of the disk drive bigness? Not for poor old, busted WD
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 14:27:04 GMT

Modest rev rise as profits fall

Western Digital has reported mixed numbers for its latest quarter, with a small revenue rise and a larger profits drop compared with the numbers it reported a year ago.…

Dragon's Outsourcery flaunts UK.gov cloud bazaar credentials
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:56:03 GMT

'Still a lot of distrust for cloudening among these gov primitives', admit biz chiefs

Outsourcery is crowing about the O-Cloud platform receiving pan government accreditation - IL2 in old money - that will allow it to unleash IaaS and hosted Microsoft apps on tech buyers in the Digital Marketplace.…

Storage, probably like a college girl buying a belt. Be ready for the freshman 15
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:27:03 GMT

OMG, I just need to let my array out a bit

Storagebod Provisioning and utilisation seem to be a perennial subject — there still seems to be a massive problem with large enterprises who appear to have far too much storage for the amount of data they store. There are many reasons for this, and there is certainly fault on both the customer and vendor side.…


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published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:18:22 GMT
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Nintendo sleep sensor takes aim at 'quality of life'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:10:00 GMT

The company unveils a new service that would monitor a person's sleep patterns and provide feedback on improving restfulness.






Dyson unleashes new Fluffy DC74 cordless vacuum in Asia
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:05:27 GMT

The new roller suction head uses microfibre and carbon strips to suck up anything from fine dust to large pieces of kibble.






Microsoft outs Band fitness wearable in Apple App store screenshots
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:01:57 GMT

The new device's sensors will track heart rate, steps taken, calories burned and sleep, according to a Microsoft privacy statement.






Microsoft Band, a Windows Phone fitness tracker, works with Android, iPhone too
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:08:42 GMT

The fitness tracker packs in a range of features including a colour touchscreen, heart rate tracker and GPS.






Get a refurbished Galaxy Gear smartwatch for $76.45
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:55:58 GMT

If you own a compatible Galaxy smartphone, this should prove a welcome addition to your wrist. Plus: tons of free apps from Amazon.

Apple's Tim Cook: 'So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay'
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:48:07 GMT

The CEO publicly discusses his sexual orientation for the first time in a bid to help anyone "struggling to come to terms with who he or she is".






It's official: Motorola Mobility now belongs to Lenovo
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:29:34 GMT

The transfer of Motorola from Google marks the end of a short chapter for the storied handset vendor -- and brings Lenovo badly needed credibility in the smartphone business.






Google's Android VP on why a pricier Nexus 6 may lead to higher sales
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:03 GMT

Google tells CNET about its choice to go with a more traditional distribution approach as it pushes its flagship smartphone to mainstream consumers.






A massive success: 10 years of World of Warcraft
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 05:58:27 GMT

Can a game really have something for everybody? As the latest expansion prepares for launch, we speak to Ion Hazzikostas about the history and future of the game that has ruled the MMO roost for an entire decade.






Global smartphone market healthier than previously thought
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:05:14 GMT

Increased focus on emerging markets has driven a 25 percent year-over-year increase in global shipments in the third quarter, according to IDC.






Smart cocktail shaker teaches you to mix the perfect drink
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:02:49 GMT

The B4RM4N is a smart cocktail shaker and app combo that incorporates sensors so that you mix a perfect cocktail, every time.

Futuristic necklace turns light into jewellery
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:14:15 GMT

A new kind of jewellery uses a pico projector to create an interactive play of light across the wearer's neck.

Spartan Apus Launcher conquers 30 million users internationally
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:06:19 GMT

Chinese company Apus has released its pared-down Android launcher to massive international success. But it's doing it without focusing on the Chinese market. We sat down with founder Li Tao to find out why.

Samsung's steep Q3 profit decline shows ongoing struggles in mobile
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:57:02 GMT

The Korean electronics giant posts a 74 percent drop in its mobile business operating profits during the September period.






The Longest Journey arrives remastered for iOS
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:50:30 GMT

The hit point-and-click classic has been soft-launched in Australia and New Zealand, and is coming soon to the rest of the world.






Tomorrow Daily 077: The Antares rocket explosion, ferrofluid art, and hydrogel robot muscles
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:42:11 GMT

On today's show, we talk about the Antares rocket disaster, how scientists might use hydrogel to create artificial facial muscles in robots, and a ferrofluid art exhibit desperate for your attention.






Retail group MCX says it's not telling merchants to block Apple Pay
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:20:38 GMT

The Walmart-led group prepping a rival mobile-payments system finally speaks out after coming under fire for merchant actions. Plus: It warns of a hack.






Driven by GTA Online's success, Take-Two sees future in Internet games
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:57:55 GMT

Ahead of the re-release of Grand Theft Auto V for newer consoles, the game maker's fiscal second-quarter earnings shed light on its growing online business.






Awash with streaming video? Survey says you're not alone
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:29:50 GMT

If it seems like almost everybody is streaming TV and movies, a new survey indicates the reason may be simply that many more people are -- and nearly all young people.






'Star Wars' characters invade life on Earth (pictures)
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:51:19 GMT

Ewoks at the zoo? Photographer Thomas Dagg superimposes symbols from "Star Wars" onto real-life situations, with compelling results.






Apple Pay rival CurrentC hit by hackers
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:46:35 GMT

Doubts linger on the security of the controversial CurrentC payment app. Meanwhile, HP's Sprout targets creative minds and the Bitmoji app turns you into emoji.

A 'smart' deodorant applicator: Armpits, meet the future
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:35:44 GMT

Two actual rocket scientists have designed the next-generation deodorant application system, and it's not as ridiculous as it sounds.






The 404 Show 1,572: Marvel phase 3, cancellation bear (podcast)
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:30:58 GMT

Today Jeff and Iyaz discuss Marvel's phase 3 movie ambitions, the legalities of Spider-man, cancellation bear and the Google VP that now holds the skydiving world record.






Watch Mike Tyson try to punch out video game Mike Tyson
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:10:56 GMT

Jimmy Fallon convinces Mike Tyson to pick up an NES controller and try to knock out Mike Tyson in the legendary video game "Mike Tyson's Punch Out!!"






What's Darth Vader doing riding a bus?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:05:30 GMT

Photographer Thomas Dagg superimposes characters and symbols from the "Star Wars" universe onto everyday images from life here on Earth. The results will whisk you to a galaxy not so far, far away.







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Lenovo Completes Motorola Deal
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:09:00 GMT

SmartAboutThings writes If somehow you missed the reports of Lenovo buying Motorola – which was also bought by Google for $12.5 billion back in 2011 – then you should know that the deal is now complete. Lenovo has announced today that Motorola is now a Lenovo company — which makes Lenovo not only the number one PC maker in the world but also the third-largest smartphone maker.

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New Crash Test Dummies Reflect Rising American Bodyweight
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:54:00 GMT

Ever thought that all those crash-test dummies getting slammed around in slow-motion were reflecting an unrealistic, hard-to-achieve body image? One company is acting to change that, with some super-sized (or right-sized) dummies more in line with current American body shapes: Plymouth, Michigan-based company Humanetics said that it has been manufacturing overweight crash test dummies to reflect growing obesity trends in the U.S. Humanetics has been the pioneer in crash test dummies segment since the 1950s. But now, the company's crash test dummies are undergoing a makeover, which will represent thicker waistlines and large rear ends of Americans.

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Australian Gov't Tries To Force Telcos To Store User Metadata For 2 Years
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:00 GMT

AlbanX writes The Australian Government has introduced a bill that would require telecommunications carriers and service providers to retain the non-content data of Australian citizens for two years so it can be accessed — without a warrant- by local law enforcement agencies. Despite tabling the draft legislation into parliament, the bill doesn't actually specify the types of data the Government wants retained. The proposal has received a huge amount of criticism from the telco industry, other members of parliament and privacy groups. (The Sydney Morning Herald has some audio of discussion about the law.)

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Ebola Forecast: Scientists Release Updated Projections and Tracking Maps
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Scientists of the Northeastern University, in collaboration with European scientists, developed a modeling approach aimed at assessing the progression of the Ebola epidemic in West Africa and its international spread under the assumption that the outbreak continues to evolve at the current pace. They also considered the impact of travel restrictions, and concluded that such restrictions may delay by only a few weeks the risk that the outbreak extends to new countries. Instead, travel bans could hamper the delivery of medical supplies and the deployment of specialized personnel to manage the epidemic. In the group's page, there's also an updated assessment of the probability of Ebola virus disease case importation in countries across the world, which was also invoked during the Congressional Ebola debate. The group also released a map with real-time tracking of conversations about Ebola on Twitter. Policy makers and first responders are the main target audience of the tool, which is able to show a series of potential warnings and events (mostly unconfirmed) related to Ebola spreading and case importation.

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MIT Professor Advocates Ending Asteroid Redirect Mission To Fund Asteroid Survey
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:05:00 GMT

MarkWhittington writes Professor Richard Binzel published a commentary in the journal Nature that called for two things. He proposed that NASA cancel the Asteroid Redirect Mission currently planned for the early 2020s. Instead, he would like the asteroid survey mandated by the George E. Brown, Jr. Near-Earth Object Survey Act of 2005, part of the 2005 NASA Authorization Act, funded at $200 million a year. Currently NASA funds the survey at $20 million a year, considered inadequate to complete the identification of 90 percent of hazardous near-Earth objects 140 meters or greater by 2020 as mandated by the law.

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Labor Department To Destroy H-1B Records
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:26:00 GMT

Presto Vivace writes H-1B records that are critical to research and take up a small amount of storage are set for deletion. "In a notice posted last week, the U.S. Department of Labor said that records used for labor certification, whether in paper or electronic, 'are temporary records and subject to destruction' after five years, under a new policy. There was no explanation for the change, and it is perplexing to researchers. The records under threat are called Labor Condition Applications (LCA), which identify the H-1B employer, worksite, the prevailing wage, and the wage paid to the worker. The cost of storage can't be an issue for the government's $80 billion IT budget: A full year's worth of LCA data is less than 1GB."

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The Most Highly Cited Scientific Papers of All Time
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:04:00 GMT

bmahersciwriter writes Citation is the common way that scientists nod to the important and foundational work that preceded their own and the number of times a particular paper is cited is often used as a rough measure of its impact. So what are the most highly cited papers in the past century plus of scientific research? Is it the determination of DNA's structure? The identification of rapid expansion in the Universe? No. The top 100 most cited papers are actually a motley crew of methods, data resources and software tools that through usability, practicality and a little bit of luck have propelled them to the top of an enormous corpus of scientific literature.

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Secret Policy Allows GCHQ Bulk Access To NSA Data
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:32:00 GMT

hazeii writes Though legal proceedings following the Snowden revelations, Liberty UK have succeeded in forcing GCHQ to reveal secret internal policies allowing Britain's intelligence services to receive unlimited bulk intelligence from the NSA and other foreign agencies and to keep this data on a massive searchable databases, all without a warrant. Apparently, British intelligence agencies can "trawl through foreign intelligence material without meaningful restrictions", and can keep copies of both content and metadata for up to two years. There is also mention of data obtained "through US corporate partnerships". According to Liberty, this raises serious doubts about oversight of the UK Intelligence and Security Committee and their reassurances that in every case where GCHQ sought information from the US, a warrant for interception signed by a minister was in place. Eric King, Deputy Director of Privacy international, said: "We now know that data from any call, internet search, or website you visited over the past two years could be stored in GCHQ's database and analyzed at will, all without a warrant to collect it in the first place. It is outrageous that the Government thinks mass surveillance, justified by secret 'arrangements' that allow for vast and unrestrained receipt and analysis of foreign intelligence material is lawful. This is completely unacceptable, and makes clear how little transparency and accountability exists within the British intelligence community."

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Technology Group Promises Scientists Their Own Clouds
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT

jyosim writes On Tuesday, Internet2 announced that it will let researchers create and connect to their own private data clouds on the high-speed network (mainly used by colleges), within which they will be able to conduct research across disciplines and experiment on the nature of the Internet. The private cloud is thanks to a $10-million grant from the NSF. "They will have complete visibility into [the clouds] so they can really treat this as a scientific instrument and not a black box," the project's lead investigator told The Chronicle of Higher Education.

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Google Announces Project Ara Developer Conference, Shows Off First Prototype
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:58:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Google today announced it will be hosting the second iteration of its Project Ara Module Developers Conference for its modular device project early next year. The first event will be in Mountain View on January 14, 2015, with satellite locations at Google offices in New York City, Buenos Aires, and London. The same agenda will be repeated in Singapore on January 21, 2015, with satellite locations at Google offices in Bangalore, Tokyo, Taipei, and Shanghai. The company also released a video showing off the first prototype from Project Ara. Until now, all we've seen so far are industrial design models. This one actually boots up.

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Imagining the Future History of Climate Change
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 00:24:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes "The NYT reports that Naomi Oreskes, a historian of science at Harvard University, is attracting wide notice these days for a work of science fiction called "The Collapse of Western Civilization: A View From the Future," that takes the point of view of a historian in 2393 explaining how "the Great Collapse of 2093" occurred. "Without spoiling the story," Oreskes said in an interview, "I can tell you that a lot of what happens — floods, droughts, mass migrations, the end of humanity in Africa and Australia — is the result of inaction to very clear warnings" about climate change caused by humans." Dramatizing the science in ways traditional nonfiction cannot, the book reasserts the importance of scientists and the work they do and reveals the self-serving interests of the so called "carbon combustion complex" that have turned the practice of science into political fodder. Oreskes argues that scientists failed us, and in a very particular way: They failed us by being too conservative. Scientists today know full well that the "95 percent confidence limit" is merely a convention, not a law of the universe. Nonetheless, this convention, the historian suggests, leads scientists to be far too cautious, far too easily disrupted by the doubt-mongering of denialists, and far too unwilling to shout from the rooftops what they all knew was happening. "Western scientists built an intellectual culture based on the premise that it was worse to fool oneself into believing in something that did not exist than not to believe in something that did." Why target scientists in particular in this book? Simply because a distant future historian would target scientists too, says Oreskes. "If you think about historians who write about the collapse of the Roman Empire, or the collapse of the Mayans or the Incans, it's always about trying to understand all of the factors that contributed," Oreskes says. "So we felt that we had to say something about scientists.""

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CERN Looking For Help Filling In the Gaps In Photo Archive
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:41:00 GMT

rHBa writes According to the BBC scientists at the European nuclear research center CERN have uncovered an archive of images from its first 50 years and are asking for help in deciphering what is going on in them. Dr Sue Black, who was a key figure in the campaign to save Bletchley Park, said "we believe that much of this information could be crowd-sourced from the CERN community."

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"Ambulance Drone" Prototype Unveiled In Holland
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:58:00 GMT

schwit1 writes with news about a flying defibrillator designed by a Dutch student. A Dutch-based student on Tuesday unveiled a prototype of an "ambulance drone", a flying defibrillator able to reach heart attack victims within precious life-saving minutes. Developed by Belgian engineering graduate Alec Momont, it can fly at speeds of up to 100 kilometres per hour (60 miles per hour). "Around 800,000 people suffer a cardiac arrest in the European Union every year and only 8.0 percent survive, the main reason for this is the relatively long response time of emergency services of around 10 minutes, while brain death and fatalities occur with four to six minutes,"

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Security Companies Team Up, Take Down Chinese Hacking Group
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 22:13:00 GMT

daten writes A coalition of security companies has hit a sophisticated hacking group in China with a heavy blow. The effort is detailed in a report released today by Novetta. The coalition, which calls itself Operation SMN, detected and cleaned up malicious code on 43,000 computers worldwide that were targeted by Axiom, an incredibly sophisticated organization that has been stealing intellectual property for more than six years. The group united as part of Microsoft's Coordinated Malware Eradication (CME) campaign against Hikit (a.k.a. Hikiti), the custom malware often used by Axiom to burrow into organizations, exfiltrate data, and evade detection, sometimes for years.

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Check Out the Source Code For the Xerox Alto
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:50:00 GMT

jfruh writes The Xerox Alto is a computer legend: it was never sold to the public, but its window-based OS was the inspiration for both the original Mac operating system and Windows. Now you can check out its source code, along with code for CP/M, a similarly old school (though not graphical) operating system.

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HP Unveils Industrial 3D Printer 10X Faster, 50% Cheaper Than Current Systems
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 21:30:00 GMT

Lucas123 writes HP today announced an 3D industrial printer that it said will be half the cost of current additive manufacturing systems while also 10 times faster, enabling production parts to be built. The company also announced Sprout, a new immersive computing platform that combines a 23-in touch screen monitor and horizontal capacitive touch mat with a scanner, depth sensor, hi-res camera, and projector in a single desktop device. HP's Multi Jet Fusion printer will be offered to beta customers early next year and is expected to be generally available in 2016. The machine uses a print bar with 30,000 nozzles spraying 350 million drops a second of thermoplastic or other materials onto a print platform. The Multi Jet Fusion printer uses fused deposition modeling, an additive manufacturing technology first invented in 1990. the printer works by first laying down a layer of powder material across a build area. Then a fusing agent is selectively applied with the page-wide print bar. Then the same print bar applies a detailing agent at the parts edge to give high definition. The material is then exposed to an energy source that fuses it.

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Power and Free Broadband To the People
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:48:00 GMT

NewYorkCountryLawyer writes Slashdot member and open source developer Ben Kallos @KallosEsq — who is now a NYC Councilman — is pushing to make it a precondition to Comcast's merging with Time Warner that it agree to provide free broadband to all public housing residents in the City (and by free I mean free as in beer). Kallos, along with NY's Public Advocate, Letitia James, is leading a group of state and local politicians calling on Comcast to help bridge the digital divide in NY.

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Remote Vision Through a Virtual Reality Headset (Video)
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT

Add some material-handling devices and you'd have software-controlled Waldos, first described by Robert A. Heinlein in the 1942 short story titled Waldo. So while the idea of a pair of artificial eyes you control by moving your head (while looking at the area around the artificial eyes, even if it's in orbit), sounds like futuristic fun, especially if you use an Oculus Virtual Reality device instead of an LED screen, it not only hasn't caught up with science fiction, but is a fair ways behind science fact. Still, the idea of being able to control a vision system deep under the sea or in orbit around Saturn is certainly interesting in and of itself. (Alternate Video Link)

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Is the Outrage Over the FBI's Seattle Times Tactics a Knee-Jerk Reaction?
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:23:00 GMT

reifman writes The Internet's been abuzz the past 48 hours about reports the FBI distributed malware via a fake Seattle Times news website. What the agency actually did is more of an example of smart, precise law enforcement tactics. Is the outrage online an indictment of Twitter's tendency towards uninformed, knee-jerk reactions? In this age of unwarranted, unconstitutional blanket data collection by the NSA, the FBI's tactics from 2007 seem refreshing for their precision.

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Stan Lee Media and Disney Battle For Ownership of Marvel Characters
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:59:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes "Stan Lee Media and The Walt Disney Co. have taken their arguments to the U.S. Court of Appeals over who owns the rights (and profits) to Marvel characters. Though Disney bought Marvel in 2009, Stan Lee Media (no longer associated with Stan Lee, himself) still claims copyright of the characters."

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YouTube Considering an Ad-Free, Subscription-Based Version
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:39:00 GMT

Walking The Walk writes YouTube is looking at creating a paid-subscription model that would allow users to skip the ads on their videos. (A more condensed summary from CBC.) No firm date has been announced, and it sounds like tentative steps right now, but YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki did mention that ad-enabled music videos would still be offered.

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Apple Pay Competitor CurrentC Breached
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:51:00 GMT

tranquilidad writes "As previously discussed on Slashdot, CurrentC is a consortium of merchants attempting to create a "more secure" payment system. Some controversy surrounds CurrentC's requirements regarding the personal information required, their purchase-tracking intentions and retail stores blocking NFC in apparent support of CurrentC. Now news breaks that CurrentC has already been breached. CurrentC has issued the standard response, "We take the security of our users' information extremely seriously."

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Researchers At Brown University Shattered a Quantum Wave Function
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:08:00 GMT

Jason Koebler writes: A team of physicists based at Brown University has succeeded in shattering a quantum wave function. That near-mythical representation of indeterminate reality, in which an unmeasured particle is able to occupy many states simultaneously, can be dissected into many parts. This dissection, which is described this week in the Journal of Low Temperature Physics, has the potential to turn how we view the quantum world on its head. Specifically, they found it's possible to take a wave function and isolate it into different parts. So, if our electron has some probability of being in position (x1,y1,z1) and another probability of being in position (x2,y2,z2), those two probabilities can be isolated from each other, cordoned off like quantum crime scenes.

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Why Every Cardiac Patient Needs a Virtual Heart
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:25:00 GMT

the_newsbeagle writes: In the latest high-tech approach to personalized medicine, cardiologists can now create a computer model of an individual patient's heart and use that simulation to make a treatment plan. In this new field of computational medicine, doctors use a patient's MRI scans to make a model showing that patient's unique anatomy and pattern of heart disease. They can then experiment on that virtual organ in ways they simply can't with a flesh-and-blood heart. Proponents say this tech can "improve therapies, minimize the invasiveness of diagnostic procedures, and reduce health-care costs" in cardiology.

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Hackers Breach White House Network
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:43:00 GMT

wiredmikey writes: The White House's unclassified computer network was recently breached by intruders, a U.S. official said Tuesday. While the White House has not said so, The Washington Post reported that the Russian government was thought to be behind the act. Several recent reports have linked Russia to cyber attacks, including a report from FireEye on Tuesday that linked Russia back to an espionage campaign dating back to 2007. Earlier this month, iSight Partners revealed that a threat group allegedly linked with the Russian government had been leveraging a Microsoft Windows zero-day vulnerability to target NATO, the European Union, and various private energy and telecommunications organizations in Europe. The group has been dubbed the "Sandworm Team" and it has been using weaponized PowerPoint files in its recent attacks. Trend Micro believes the Sandworm team also has their eyes set on compromising SCADA-based systems.

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The Invention of the Equals Sign
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:48 GMT

The Invention of the Equals Sign

The use of ‘=’ to mean ‘equals’ is one of those minor advances in mathematics that we take for granted. It’s so small that we don’t really think about it. But Joseph Mazur, the author of Enlightening Symbols A Short History of Mathematical Notation and Its Hidden Powers, has thought about ‘=’ as well as […]

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Sneaky Jays Look and Listen to Steal From Others
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:49:55 GMT

Sneaky Jays Look and Listen to Steal From Others

Eurasian Jays are known for caching food and remembering its location for later. They’re also known for their tendency to pilfer the caches of other jays. To protect their caches against potential thieves, jays take efforts to conceal both visual and auditory information about their cache location. For instance, individuals will cache at a distance […]

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Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:45:36 GMT

Tim Cook Tells the World ‘I’m Proud to Be Gay’

Tim Cook has taken a major step toward breaking what many call "the glass closet," openly admitting in a new personal essay that he's "proud to be gay."

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What Can You Do With All That Halloween Candy?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:31:36 GMT

What Can You Do With All That Halloween Candy?

It’s Halloween time. In the USA, this is traditionally a time of costumes, the beginning of the Christmas decorations, and tons of crappy candy. Oh, you think I’m not a big fan of Halloween? You are correct. The costumes are cool, but the candy is excessive (and the Christmas decorations this early drive me crazy). […]

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Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:00:46 GMT

Winning Microscope Photographs Are Beautiful, Intriguing, and Creepy

The winner's of Nikon's annual Small World microscope photography contest this year include images of transgenic kidneys, a cricket's tongue, spider eyes, and a scarlet pimpernel. The first-place photograph was chosen out of more than 1,200 entries from 79 different countries. Rogelio Moreno, a computer programmer and self-taught microscopist from Panama, managed to capture an image of a tiny creature known as a rotifer with its mouth open.

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Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:00:51 GMT

Why It Took 23 Years to Link Amelia Earhart’s Disappearance to This Scrap of Metal

Researchers had tried for 23 years to connect this piece of metal to Amelia Earhart's disappearance. They finally think they've proven it was part of her plane.

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6 Expert Tricks for Getting the Best Candy This Halloween
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:56 GMT

6 Expert Tricks for Getting the Best Candy This Halloween

Your kids may be content with a few fun-size Snickers and tiny boxes of Nerds, but if you're looking for quality candy and lots of it, you need a PhD-level strategy. So we talked to a bunch of academics to create this greed-is-good guide to landing more loot.

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We’d Sell a Kidney for One of These Vintage British Motorcycles
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:49 GMT

We’d Sell a Kidney for One of These Vintage British Motorcycles

Classic British motorcycles from the collection of a Texas lawyer are going up for auction.

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This Fiery Tool Finishes Your Meat With a Blast of Heat
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:45 GMT

This Fiery Tool Finishes Your Meat With a Blast of Heat

The Searzall is a baffle that fits over the business end of a blowtorch to spread out the heat, turning your BernzOmatic torch into a handheld broiler.

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Sliders, Knobs, and Dials That Give Your Tablet a Physical Interface
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:44 GMT

Sliders, Knobs, and Dials That Give Your Tablet a Physical Interface

Touchscreen devices have a serious deficiency of tactility. These magnetic metal controls, created by Florian Born, sit on top of screens and replace virtual knobs and dials with real ones.

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Movie House
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:43 GMT

Movie House

Kaleidescape's Cinema One movie server provides seamless access to your entire Blu-ray collection. Unfortunately, one major limitation means it's more of an expensive indulgence, not a must-have device for videophiles.

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Cape Watch: Marvel Takes Over the World, Lets White Guys Take a Breather
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:38 GMT

Cape Watch: Marvel Takes Over the World, Lets White Guys Take a Breather

Thanks to Avengers: Age of Ultron's teaser trailer and a certain Tuesday morning press conference—sorry, "special event"—you could be forgiven for thinking that this week has proven it's Marvel Studios' world, and we're just living in it. That's not to say other studios haven't been doing their thing too. But really it has pretty much been Marvel's world recently. Just try not to piss off Thanos and you'll be fine. Here are the highlights of the week's superhero movie news.

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These Creepy Lego Creations Are Definitely Not Kid-Friendly
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:35 GMT

These Creepy Lego Creations Are Definitely Not Kid-Friendly

When Mike Doyle published the anthology volume Beautiful LEGO last year, he wrote that "this book is a small collection of some of the impressive models that I have come across in my time." From all appearances, he's had a busy year since, because he's already back with a sequel that embraces the darker side of everyone's favorite brick-based artform.

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How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:20 GMT

How Facebook Could End Up Controlling Everything You Watch and Read Online

Given that links appear to be more clickable when shared on Facebook, online publishers have scrambled to become savvy gamers of Facebook’s News Feed, seeking to divine the secret rules that push some stories higher than others. But all this genuflection at the altar of Facebook’s algorithms may be but a prelude to a more fundamental shift in how content is produced, shared, and consumed online. Instead of going to all this trouble to get people to click a link on Facebook that takes them somewhere else, the future of Internet content may be a world in which no video, article, or cat GIF gallery lives outside of Facebook at all.

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America’s Polling Places Desperately Need a Redesign
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:09 GMT

America’s Polling Places Desperately Need a Redesign

Retail designers have resources to exhaustively plan, prototype, and field test every detail before opening day. We should apply the same thinking to voting places.

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Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:30:06 GMT

Science Graphic of the Week: How Magic Mushrooms Rearrange Your Brain

A new way of looking at the mind's activity may give insight into how psychedelic drugs produce their consciousness-altering effects.

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Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:01:26 GMT

Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App

Flipboard may have been the original iPad magazine, but now it's making its app smarter for its growing smartphone audience.

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Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 23:00:39 GMT

Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay

MCX—the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay—says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple’s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay—and all other payments services that compete with its own app, known as CurrentC.

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What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:42:24 GMT

What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion

Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies, including equipment and food for astronauts. Science also took a big hit in the explosion.

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Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workplace — Contextual Communications Change the Game
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:23:55 GMT

Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workplace — Contextual Communications Change the Game

Personal communications are becoming more user friendly every day. However workplace communications seem to be getting more complex. Every time employees log-in, there are more applications that they are required to use and more streams to keep up with. Despite communications advances, the inevitable truth is that employees spend too much time messaging and not […]

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Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:00:40 GMT

Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy

Even if you've procrastinated on your Halloween plans, you can still whip up festive, interactive costumes and decor. Here are seven tips and ideas for a WIRED All Hallows Eve.

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Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:23:32 GMT

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur

In Mike Judge’s excellent comedy series “Silicon Valley”, the much clichéd mission statement of start-ups claiming “to make the world a better place” is mocked to full effect. In one episode, a handful of start-ups line up to pitch to a panel of investors. They all conclude their presentations with the same lofty ambition, pledging […]

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After IBM Deal With Twitter, Watson Supercomputer Can Mine Mountains of Tweets
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:03:40 GMT

After IBM Deal With Twitter, Watson Supercomputer Can Mine Mountains of Tweets

Watson, the artificially intelligent IBM supercomputer, can already beat you at Jeopardy. And soon, it will know more than you do about what’s happening on Twitter, too. It’s part of a deal the two companies announced on Wednesday that’s designed to let IBM’s business clients mine the 500 million daily Twitter messages for competitive intel. […]

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Two Years After Sandy, See How Much It Changed the Neighborhoods It Hit
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:09:32 GMT

Two Years After Sandy, See How Much It Changed the Neighborhoods It Hit

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy two years ago, shocking photos showed the huge extent of the destruction caused by the storm. Only days after the storm struck, before and after satellite images from Google revealed the widespread damage to coastal areas of New York and New Jersey. Last year, before and after photos showed progress but still a lot of work to be done.

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New Species of Frog Discovered in New York City
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 18:00:52 GMT

New Species of Frog Discovered in New York City

If you wanted to find a new species of frog, the rainforest seems like a better place to look than the urban jungle. However, scientists have found a new species of frog living in and around New York City.

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Happy (Almost) Halloween! Play Our "Which Witch Are You?" Game Now!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:30:00 GMT

Which Witch Are You?Happy Halloween! Well, almost. The haunted holiday is just one day away and we thought we would prepare by celebrating all of our favorite TV and movie witches. Whether...

Who Is Being Threatened With Jail Time on How to Get Away With Murder?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:26:12 GMT

Viola Davis, How to Get Away with MurderIt looks like everyone underestimated Wes (Alfred Enoch)—especially Annalise (Viola Davis)! In tonight's episode of How to Get Away With Murder, Wes is still seriously pissed...

Our Definitive List of the Best and Worst Halloween Candy, Ranked
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Halloween Candy(This list was first published on Halloween 2013, but we stand by the rankings and need to spread the word again that the candy ranking has been handled, Olivia Pope-style!) Happy...

Lindsay Lohan Says She's "Too Ill" to Go on Stage for Speed-the-Plow Performances, Performs Anyway
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:00:00 GMT

Lindsay Lohan, Speed the PlowUPDATE: Producers of Speed-the-Plow said in a statement to E! News on Thursday that Lindsay Lohan did perform in Wednesday's shows after all, following a tweet in which she said she was...

Jake Gyllenhaal Gets Wet, Giggles and Shouts in "Water War" With Jimmy Fallon—Watch Now!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:49:21 GMT

Jake Gyllenhaal, Water Wars, Tonight ShowWant to see Jake Gyllenhaal get wet and wild? You're in luck, because on Wednesday's Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the Nightcrawler star did just that! At first, the...

Gwyneth Paltrow Introduces Chris Martin's Surprise Performance, Miley Cyrus Drops $500,000 at AmfAR Gala
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:00:00 GMT

Miley Cyrus, amfAR Inspiration Gala Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin continue to prove they're the friendliest exes ever. The Oscar winner not only hosted last night's American Foundation for AIDS Research (AmfAR)...

Remember These LGBT Firsts on TV?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:40:00 GMT

LGBT TV HistoryLast week, a viewer complained about the "gay scenes" onHow to Get Away With Murder. This week, we learned that the Cartoon Networkcensoredits first gay kiss on...

Apple CEO Tim Cook Comes Out Publicly: "I'm Proud to Be Gay"
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:15:45 GMT

Tim CookThere was an awkward moment this past summer it was unclear whether a journalist accidentally outed Apple CEO Tim Cook in a CNBC segment. At the time, the 53-year-old tech exec had never...

Katniss Threatens Snow in The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1 Final Trailer, "Burn"—Watch Now!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:37:00 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence, Hunger Games, MockingjayDo not mess with Katniss Everdeen! The final trailer for The Hunger Games—Mockingjay Part 1 debuted Wednesday, and in the appropriately titled clip "Burn", Katniss...

Pregnant Milla Jovovich Reveals Sex of Baby No. 2—Find Out What She's Having!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:28:46 GMT

Milla Jovovich, Paul W.S. Anderson, amfAR Inspiration Gala Paul W. S. Anderson is one lucky guy because he is just surrounded by beautiful women—and there's one more on the way! Pregnant actress Milla Jovovich broke the news to E! News...

We Might Not Recover from Tonight's American Horror Story: Freak Show: Our Rants and Raves
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:26:00 GMT

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: FREAK SHOWWell thanks, American Horror Story, for that nightmare buffet of clowns, man-children, pedophiles, amputation, a botched suicide and toilet spikes. You know just how to put the perfect topper on...

Teresa Giudice's Daughter Gia Is in an All-Girl Group—and They're Releasing a Music Video Very Soon
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:56 GMT

Gia Giudice, InstagramIt's good to know that despite the drama surrounding her family right now, Gia Giudice is staying busy and having fun. The 13-year-old daughter of Teresa and Joe Giudice is in an...

Metallica Announces Weeklong Residency on The Late Late Show Before Craig Ferguson's Final Nights
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 03:01:17 GMT

Kirk Hammett, Lars Ulrich, Robert Trujillo, James Hetfield, Metallica, GrammysLate night just got a huge dose of rock 'n' roll! As Craig Ferguson prepares for his final weeks as host of The Late Late Show, the program has lined up a pretty impressive band...

A Woman Calls 911 and Orders Pizza to Secretly Report Domestic Abuse
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:13:59 GMT

Pizza, Pies, Fire and Smoke Pizza If the woman who made this call is reading this, we'd like to say one thing—bravo. An interesting and memorable story was shared recently during an AskReddit thread that asked...

Ricki Lake Files for Divorce From Husband Christian Evans After 2 Years of Marriage
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:08:00 GMT

Ricki Lake, InstagramRicki Lake snuck off and got married—and her marriage seems to be ending almost as quietly. The actress and talk show host filed for divorce from her husband, Christian Evans, on...

The 100's Isaiah Washington Dishes All About That Shocking Return
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT

The 100Warning! Major spoilers below if you have yet to see The 100 season two, episode 2, "Inclement Weather"... We never thought we'd see Wells (Eli Goree) ever again on The 100,...

Eddie Redmayne Talks About His Six-Pack, Long Fingernails and Becoming Stephen Hawking
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT

Eddie RedmayneBefore Eddie Redmayne shot his starring role as Stephen Hawking in The Theory of Everything, he made Jupiter Ascending. He trained hard to get his body ripped (hello, six-pack!) for his...

Kim Kardashian Reveals Her Latest Must-Have Product: It Can Make You Look Three Sizes Slimmer!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:57:49 GMT

Kim Kardashian, InstagramKim Kardashian knows all the tricks to looking your absolute best. And one week after turning 34, the Keeping Up With the Kardashians star is looking fab in a series of new selfies. As...

So Here's Meryl Streep Making Out With Rick Springfield for Her New Movie, Ricki and the Flash: See the Photos!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:13:24 GMT

Meryl Streep, Rick SpringfieldToday's hot young things got nothin' on these two sexagenarians. Meryl Streep and Rick Springfield, both 65,were spotted sharing a passionate kiss while shooting a...

Zac Efron and Rumored Girlfriend Sami Miró Attend Wedding in Chicago—Get the Details!
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 01:12:00 GMT

Zac Efron, Sami MiroWell aren't these two a pair of globe-trotters! Zac Efron and his rumored girlfriend Sami Mir have been making headlines as a possible new Hollywood couple as they travel...


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Nurse follows through on vow to defy Ebola quarantine
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:15:46 -0400

State health officials going to court in effort to detain nurse who volunteered in Sierra Leone with Doctors Without Borders

Race in America: Focus group discussion becomes heated
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:12:31 -0400

Republican strategist and CBS News contributor Frank Luntz brought together 17 people to talk about race relations in America

"60 Minutes" Moment of the Week: Overcoming fear to care for an Ebola patient
published: Sun, 26 Oct 2014 22:32:30 -0400

Nurse Sidia Rose says she was so scared that she wept when she learned her Dallas hospital likely had an Ebola patient -- then she suited up and went in to care for him. Watch Scott Pelley’s full report, "Treating Ebola."

Eye Opener: A San Francisco dynasty
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 11:20:28 -0400

The San Francisco Giants won their third World Series in five years with a dramatic Game 7 victory Wednesday night. All that and all that matters in today's "Eye Opener." Your world in 90 seconds.

Did an FBI sting operation in Vegas cross the line?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:51:39 -0400

Eight men accused of running illegal gambling operation in Las Vegas now challenging the federal agents who busted them

New development in Ebola quarantine for Yale student
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:18:45 -0400

Ryan Boyko tested negative for the virus, but Connecticut officials insisted he remain isolated at home, a decision he calls "simply unnecessary"

One age group much more likely to die from Ebola
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:25:54 -0400

Latest study reveals who's most at risk from the devastating disease; age makes a dramatic difference

Lava flows on Hawaii's Big Island
published: Thu, 18 Sep 2014 14:53:30 -0400

Lava started flowing from Kīlauea in late June and became more active in September

Christie takes on Sandy heckler: "Sit down and shut up"
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:28:15 -0400

New Jersey governor gets into war of words with former councilman who gave Christie a strange offer after their heated exchange

​How higher-octane gas could cut emissions and save billions of dollars
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:21:43 -0400

Researchers argue for nationwide shift to more premium fuel at the pump

Lava creeps within 100 feet of Hawaii home
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:50:41 -0400

Also nears main road; mandatory evacuations possible; how letting people watch the lava flow could help them

Apple CEO Tim Cook acknowledges he's gay in essay
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:22:01 -0400

Cook writes "I'm proud to be gay"; while he never denied his sexuality, he never publicly acknowledged it, either

Seeing the Sistine Chapel in a whole new light
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:12:29 -0400

Four hundred fifty years after Michelangelo's death, his masterpieces are being preserved through LED lights, new air conditioning system

Wanted in the U.S., Roman Polanski questioned in Poland
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:49:12 -0400

Filmmaker charged with having a sex with a minor remains free after fleeing the U.S. in 1978

Whiskey pulled over antifreeze ingredient, but not in U.S.
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:40:20 -0400

One of the fastest-growing liquor brands in America has European health officials making big changes, but Americans won't see the same reaction

Civil War museum to showcase severed arm for Halloween
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:13:03 -0400

Officials speculate the arm was torn from a soldier's body at the Battle of Antietam in 1862

Creative celeb baby names
published: Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:36:12 -0400

Some of us may look up to celebrities, but when it comes to these outrageous baby names, it may be best to look elsewhere

Violence mars San Francisco celebrations
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 06:23:26 -0400

Among the incidents: Two people shot, one stabbed after fans flood onto streets following Giants' World Series victory

Credit cards that might make you scream
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:54:38 -0400

Read on for a look at the best -- and worst -- cards for rewards, students, business owners and other categories

Why the Pentagon is helping raise baby goats
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:45:39 -0400

Hint: It has to do with Afghanistan's cashmere business

Bodies found in Mexico where 3 Texans missing
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 04:25:03 -0400

The bodies may be those of three American siblings and a fourth person who disappeared more than two weeks ago in the area

Halloween 2014: Dogs on parade
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:58:13 -0400

Dogs of all shapes and sizes get decked out in costume for Halloween

Joey McIntyre on appeal of "The McCarthys," future of NKOTB
published: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 19:50:26 -0400

The singer/actor tells CBS News about his new CBS sitcom and what's next for New Kids on the Block

​Are Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake expecting a baby?
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 14:08:11 -0400

Jessica Biel and Justin Timberlake could be expecting a child in April

Video captures bear fight in New Jersey suburb
published: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:10:26 -0400

A brawl between two black bears was recorded on a residential street in New Jersey. The scuffle lasted more than six minutes before they wandered off. Norah O'Donnell reports.