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Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kong’s Tycoons Keep Silent
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:37:50 GMT

As a fight over the city’s political fate unfolds, those who arguably have the most clout with Beijing and the most at stake have maintained a studied silence.






Canada Worries as More Are Lured by Extremism
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:56:18 GMT

Attacks and a recent report have compounded concerns in Canada about citizens who go to foreign lands like Somalia and Syria to fight, and then return as threats at home.






Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:09:35 GMT

The attorney general says that the apparent abduction of 43 students in southern Mexico came after Mayor Jose Luis Abarca of Iguala ordered an attack on them.






After Shooting, Fear and Anxiety Take Over Ottawa
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:29:54 GMT

Workers in the capital were stuck in their buildings during a lockdown after shootings at two sites on Wednesday.






Gunman Panics Canadian Capital, Killing Soldier in Rampage
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:04:29 GMT

Shots fired inside the Parliament building, before the assailant was killed, stoked fears across Canada, a nation already on alert for terrorism.






U.N.C. Investigation Reveals Athletes Took Fake Classes
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:08 GMT

A report found that classes requiring no attendance and little work were common knowledge among academic counselors and football coaches.

U.S. Plans 21-Day Watch of Travelers From Ebola-Hit Nations
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:54:43 GMT

Travelers from Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone must report their temperatures and any symptoms daily.

Blackwater Guards Found Guilty in 2007 Iraq Killings
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:41 GMT

A federal jury found that the shooting deaths of 17 Iraqi civilians were not a battlefield tragedy, but the result of a criminal act.






Thousands in Iran Protest Acid Attacks on Women
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:19 GMT

Demonstrations erupted after assaults that coincided with the passage of a law designed to protect those who correct people deemed to be acting in an “un-Islamic” way.

Driver Plows Into Group at Jerusalem Train Station, Killing Baby, Police Say
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:32:42 GMT

The driver was shot by police officers as he tried to flee, according to the Israeli police, in what was being treated as a terrorist attack.






Altay Journal: In China, a Drought Tests Nomadic Herders’ Culture of Survival
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:23:27 GMT

A tradition of herding has continued for centuries in western China, despite official efforts to force nomads to settle in villages. But a recent drought has put that lifestyle to the test.

Backers of a Maglev Train Hope to Outpace Acela in the Northeast Corridor
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:36 GMT

A $5 billion commitment from Japan and a franchise transfer are the latest steps to bring a magnetic levitation train to the Washington-New York route.

U.S. Marine’s Arrest in Killing in Philippines May Test Ties
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:08 GMT

Some Philippine senators cited the case in calling for a review of the accord setting the rules under which American military forces visit the country.






Bits Blog: Google Wants Inbox to Be Your Email System for the Next Decade
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:42:48 GMT

Google has created a new app for people to manage their overflowing inboxes.






Matter: Man’s Genome From 45,000 Years Ago Is Reconstructed
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:11:17 GMT

The genetic material, extracted from a Siberian fossil, supported a hypothesis that early humans interbred with Neanderthals, and their interaction occurred between 50,000 and 60,000 years ago.

Witness Accounts of Ottawa Shootings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:43:47 GMT

A sampling of video and witness accounts of the shootings in the Canadian capital of Ottawa.

Unbuttoned: The Branding of Julian Assange
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:30:30 GMT

WikiLeaks now has a commercial arm with licensing deals around the world.

Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:20:01 GMT

When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter’s life is very different.

Turkish Leader Says U.S. Airdrop Aided Militants
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:18:21 GMT

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the Islamic State had seized some weapons and supplies intended for Kurdish fighters in the Syrian town of Kobani.

Kim Jong-un Gave Order to Free American, North Korea Says
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:22 GMT

North Korea said its leader had ordered the release of Jeffrey E. Fowle, one of three Americans recently detained there, after requests from President Obama.






Oscar de la Renta in New York: A Boldface, and Household, Name
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:38:33 GMT

The influence of Oscar de la Renta, the fashion designer who died on Monday, was felt throughout the city’s intersecting worlds of power and money.

U.S. to Monitor All Travelers From 3 Nations Hit by Ebola
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:32:34 GMT

Federal health officials said all travelers who come into the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.






State of the Art: Apple Strengthens Pull of Its Orbit With Each Device
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:21:03 GMT

The tech giant has succeeded in ensuring that its phones, tablets and computers work seamlessly together. You might never leave.

DealBook: States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:12:05 GMT

Lawmakers in several states have voted to increase the fees or the interest rates that lenders can charge on personal loans used by millions of poor or financially struggling borrowers.






Bits Blog: Survey Exposes Prevalence of Online Harassment
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:02:24 GMT

A new study from Pew reveals that 40 percent of adult Internet users have personally experienced some form of online intimidation.


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Attack on parliament, killing of soldier stun Canada's capital
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:04:18 GMT

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with shots fired near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was killed at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.






Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:30:15 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.






Man arrested after jumping White House fence, causing lockdown
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:29:59 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday evening and was attacked by Secret Service dogs before being arrested, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Suspended South Carolina speaker to plead guilty to ethics charges: report
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:31:02 GMT

CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - Suspended South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell is expected to plead guilty to criminal ethics charges related to misuse of campaign money and misconduct in office, a local newspaper reported on Wednesday.






Palestinian driver rams Jerusalem station killing baby
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:57:48 GMT

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A baby died and eight other people were hurt when a Palestinian man slammed his car into pedestrians at a Jerusalem light railway stop, then police shot the driver as he fled, police and a hospital official said.






Man jumps White House fence, causes lockdown
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:46:20 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man jumped the White House fence on Wednesday and was attacked by Secret Service dogs, a Secret Service spokesman said.

Canada's parliament attacked, soldier fatally shot nearby
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:38:58 GMT

OTTAWA (Reuters) - A gunman attacked Canada's parliament on Wednesday, with gunfire erupting near where Prime Minister Stephen Harper was speaking, and a soldier was fatally shot at a nearby war memorial, stunning the Canadian capital.






AT&T revenue misses forecasts as more customers bring own phones
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:28:44 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc on Wednesday reported a rise in quarterly revenue, but the increase was less than Wall Street expected as a wave of subscribers plugged into the network using pre-purchased devices.

Iraqi Kurds approve sending fighters to aid Syrian town
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:14:50 GMT

ARBIL Iraq/MURSITPINAR Turkey (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers approved a plan on Wednesday to send fighters to the Syrian town of Kobani to relieve fellow Kurds under attack by Islamic State militants, marking the semi-autonomous region's first military foray into Syria's war.






Mexico says mayor, wife were behind student-teacher disappearances
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:13:41 GMT

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A Mexican mayor and his wife were "probable masterminds" behind the disappearance of 43 student teachers last month in the restive southwest, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday.

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:12:57 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States imposed new constraints on Wednesday on people entering the country from three nations at the center of West Africa's Ebola epidemic, mandating that they report their temperature daily and stay in touch with health authorities.

Blast outside Cairo University wounds 11: Officials
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:55:35 GMT

CAIRO (Reuters) - A bomb outside Cairo University wounded 11 people on Wednesday, among them several police officers, Egyptian officials said.






At U.N., China asked to back human rights case against North Korea
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:38 GMT

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The chief U.N. investigator into human rights cases in North Korea said on Wednesday he has appealed to China to support calls to refer Pyongyang's actions to The Hague on suspicion of crimes against humanity.

Probe: Athletes took fake classes at University of North Carolina
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:27 GMT

RALEIGH N.C. (Reuters) - More than 3,000 students at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill received credit for fake classes over an 18-year period as part of a program that allowed many of them to remain eligible to play sports, according to a report released on Wednesday.

U.S. Court hears arguments on sex discrimination at Goldman Sachs
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:32:58 GMT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group on Wednesday attacked expert evidence offered by attorneys for former female employees in a U.S. federal sex discrimination lawsuit, arguing there was no pattern of gender-based pay and promotion disparities at the bank.






U.S. jury convicts ex-Blackwater guards in 2007 Baghdad killings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:01:04 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. federal jury found three American former Blackwater guards guilty of manslaughter and weapons charges on Wednesday and a fourth of murder in connection with the 2007 killing of 14 unarmed Iraqis at a Baghdad traffic circle.






Suspected serial killer charged in another murder in Indiana
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:20:45 GMT

CROWN POINT Ind. (Reuters) - Suspected serial killer Darren Vann, who was arrested on Saturday and charged in the murder of a young woman whose body was found in a motel in Indiana, was charged on Wednesday in the murder of another woman, prosecutors said.

U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:58:02 GMT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.






Microsoft looks set to drop Nokia name from smartphones
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:44:00 GMT

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp looks set to ditch the Nokia name from its Lumia range of smartphones just months after buying the Finnish company's handset business.

NATO, Swedish fighters scrambled to intercept Russian plane
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:42:37 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO and Swedish fighter jets were scrambled to intercept a Russian intelligence-gathering plane that briefly entered Estonian airspace on Tuesday, the alliance said on Wednesday.

Official WHO Ebola toll near 5,000 with true number nearer 15,000
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:32:35 GMT

GENEVA (Reuters) - At least 4,877 people have died in the world's worst recorded outbreak of Ebola, and at least 9,936 cases of the disease had been recorded as of Oct. 19, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday, but the true toll may be three times as much.

Google launches new email service dubbed 'Inbox'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:10:45 GMT

(Reuters) - Google Inc launched an email service called "Inbox" on Wednesday that will better organize emails and display information such as appointments, flight bookings and package deliveries in a more user-friendly way.






Brazil candidates battle for key prize: Their hometown
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:20:38 GMT

BELO HORIZONTE Brazil (Reuters) - The two candidates in Brazil's presidential election runoff on Sunday grew up just seven blocks apart, attending the same elite tennis club, watching movies at the same theater and strolling through the same leafy plazas during the 1960s.

EU to call on Russia to help stabilize Ukraine: statement
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:09:12 GMT

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders will urge Russia at a summit this week to do more to stabilize Ukraine, according to a draft statement seen by Reuters, but diplomats expect no change in sanctions on Moscow in the near future.

Hong Kong protesters march after fruitless talks with government
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:49:30 GMT

HONG KONG (Reuters) - About 200 Hong Kong protesters marched to the home of the city's Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break the deadlock.







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Actress, boyfriend face charges
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:48:49 EDT

"Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts and her boyfriend have been charged with one count each of lewd conduct, a spokesman said Tuesday.

Did ISIS intercept U.S. airdrops?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:15:29 EDT

In the besieged Syrian city of Kobani, precious medicine rains from the sky.

Robertson: Towels can spread AIDS
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:09:05 EDT

CNN's Anderson Cooper reports on Pat Robertson's recent claim about how one could get AIDS from towels in Kenya.

Blackwater guards guilty in Iraq killings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:11:15 EDT

After marathon deliberations, a federal jury found four ex-Blackwater Worldwide contractors guilty Wednesday in a deadly 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad's Nusoor Square.

Partial solar eclipse Thursday
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:55:36 EDT

The cosmos will cast an afternoon delight over the country on Thursday with a partial solar eclipse.

Serena suffers worst loss in 16 years
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:04:33 EDT

It's been that type of year for Serena Williams.

Former Harlem Globetrotter missing
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:23:17 EDT

Rico Harris, a former Harlem Globetrotter, has gone missing. CNN affiliate KCPQ reports.

Nazi U-boat wreck found off N.C.
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:56:41 EDT

A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

102 snakes found in home
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:24:50 EDT

More than 100 snakes were found inside a Canada home. CBC News has more.

The 5 biggest breakfast myths
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:38:42 EDT

The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.

Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my' girl
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:57:13 EDT

Politicians are known for kissing babies, but a Chicago man's dig at the President shows this world leader can deliver on another level.

Transplant a cure for paralysis?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:29:07 EDT

A man paralyzed from the chest down is able to walk again after undergoing pioneering surgery. CNN's Isa Soares reports.

Teen finishes race with broken leg
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:32:08 EDT

A high school cross country runner is recovering after he was determined to finish a race with a broken leg.

Huge recall for exploding airbags
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:21:05 EDT

A massive airbag recall is underway, affecting several car makers. CNN's Rene Marsh reports the details.

Following Bourdain around the world
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:26:33 EDT

Even when you're snug at home, travel photos open windows onto the world. Instagram users and iReporters have followed along with "Parts Unknown" this season, sharing their photos of spots Bourdain has visited.

On-air spat during report on riots
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:30:58 EDT

A fight breaks out at a pumpkin fest over who gets the mic. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports on an on-air spat sparked by riots.

WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:25:22 EDT

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newspaper said Tuesday. He was 93.

Helmet cam shows shot to head
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:40:21 EDT

U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013.

Sinatra hangout now a toxic threat
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:20:46 EDT

The Salton Sea in Southern California used to be a hangout for Sinatra. It is now drying up and has become a toxic threat.

PM: 'Terrorist' killed soldier
'in cold blood'

published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:45:33 EDT

Suspect was Muslim convert His passport had been seized Soldier killed is Cpl. Nathan Cirillo

Witness accounts
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:23:16 EDT

Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.

Who was the Parliament gunman?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:28:43 EDT

What would spur someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier guarding it, then rush into Canada's Parliament?

'Hero' official shot gunman
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:07 EDT

Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed 58-year-old Kevin Vickers -- the sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons -- for shooting dead a gunman who'd gotten into the Canadian legislature.

Gun laws in Canada
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:42:29 EDT

A rundown of the different laws restricting the use of firearms in Canada.

With shooting, Canada must wake up
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:31:23 EDT

It was a surprise, even for a journalist, to be driving down Wellington Street, the city's ceremonial thoroughfare, and to find myself swept into the chaotic aftermath of a disaster. I was rushing to a television studio at mid-morning and passing by the National War Memorial, just minutes after the shooting. A solider was down.

Leave Renee Zellweger alone
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:51 EDT

LZ Granderson says the actress's changed appearance after years out of public eye unleashed a wave of gossipy judgment. Why can't we just accept her explanation that she's happy?

'Seinfeld election' may change things
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:55:01 EDT

Gloria Borger says the choice will rest with Republicans if they take control of the Senate

White House fence jumper detained
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:35:20 EDT

A man jumped over the White House fence on Wednesday night, but this time, the man barely made it onto the lawn before being taken down by a K-9 and quickly detained by Secret Service agents.

Man jumps White House fence
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:54:04 EDT

A man jumped the fence surrounding the White House at the North Lawn. CNN's Pamela Brown reports.

UNC report: Years of academic fraud
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:49 EDT

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

CDC: No more Ebola in nurse
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:47:58 EDT

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

Inside Ebola patient's apartment
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:09:40 EDT

Affiliate KTVT reveals images inside nurse Amber Vinson's apartment as crews work to strip it of any Ebola contaminates.

FBI: U.S. girls wanted to join ISIS
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:49:55 EDT

German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.

Report: Brown shot at close range
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:29:07 EDT

Michael Brown's gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.

Alleged killer 'freaked me out'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:05:35 EDT

Darren Deon Vann was no stranger to police.

Google unveils app to fix email
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:04:56 EDT

How do you solve a problem like email?

Man chisels his way out of elevator
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:24 EDT

A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN's Kristie Lu Stout reports.

Disney's new heroine: 'Moana'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:42 EDT

Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer.

Store pulls 'Breaking Bad' toys
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:56:07 EDT

"Breaking Bad's" drug-dealing chemistry teacher Walter White will have to stop making the sale at Toys R Us.

Who wants to secede from Florida?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:48:57 EDT

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

'Watermelon ritual' gets coach fired
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:21:49 EDT

A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that some say is racist.

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.

Mike Rowe takes on his critics
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:48:43 EDT

The "Somebody's Gotta Do It" host responds to viewers who said he "came across as bored and disdainful" after last week's show on endangered animals.

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

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

How the Victorians dressed for death
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:59:25 EDT

150 years ago, you really had to wear your grief on your sleeve.

See how she nabbed a child sex offender
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:21:21 EDT

An Australian man is sentenced for online sex with a young girl, but she wasn't even real. CNN's Lynda Kinkade reports.

Look at me! 17 selfies of the week
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:43:25 EDT

Why don't Americans take time off?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:51:32 EDT

Feeling buried by work, like you can't find time for a few days off, like your entire work-life balance is out of whack?

10 outlandish future predictions
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:24:48 EDT

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

Is this why we can't beat Ebola?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:07:15 EDT

Singer-turned-activist Mandy Moore on her work in Africa and the issues facing the battle against Ebola.

The world's sexiest bank note?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:22:43 EDT

Legend has it that when the surrealist painter Salvador Dali had to pay for an expensive restaurant meal he would twizzle his famous mustache and arch his eyebrows before beguiling his host into letting him dine for free.

Dana Carvey riffs on 'Walking Dead'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:49:48 EDT

Dana Carvey rattles off some impressions including Barack Obama, Michael Caine and characters from "The Walking Dead."

Brazilian man admits to 39 murders
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:51:24 EDT

A Brazilian man nicknamed "handsome" serial killer has confessed to 39 murders. CNN's Shasta Darlington reports.

Renee Zellweger thinks you're silly
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:54:57 EDT

Wildlife Photographer of the year is ...
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:30:34 EDT

Event organizers say they received more than 42,000 entries from 96 countries. Here's a selection of winning images and finalists from this year's competition.

Go here before the price increases
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:54:43 EDT

Want to visit Yosemite, Grand Canyon or Yellowstone next year?

If iconic movie roles changed gender
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:30:15 EDT

Women as "Ghostbusters" is a good start. What about Sofia Vergara as Scarface?

Oh, baby! Celebs who are expecting
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:26:26 EDT

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

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

World's worst airport in 2014 is...
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 01:40:27 EDT

Good news for air travelers passing through Manila: the city's international airport isn't quite as bad as it used to be.

Nun's shocking song on new album
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:10 EDT

A nun sings "Like a Virgin" And CNN's Jeanne Moos says it's not the Virgin Mary she's singing about, it's a Madonna cover.

'Price is Right,' but dance is so wrong
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:32:55 EDT

After getting lucky on "The Price is Right," a contestant performed some pretty unforgettable dance moves.

Witnesses depict chaos in Canada shootings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:39:42 EDT

Peter Henderson heard gunshots ring out late Wednesday morning from the National War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, Canada, as workers were rolling into the office a little late, coffee in hand.

'She was my everything'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:10:13 EDT

"They're somebody's daughter," says the mother of a teen found dead in Indiana over the weekend. Here's what is known so far about the victims of suspected serial killer Darren Deon Vann.

Witness: 'I saw body slumped down'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:02:39 EDT

Journalist Josh Wingrove describes the scene in Ottawa where at least one person has been shot.

Humble delivery man turned hero
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:08:16 EDT

Tom Artiaga wasn't looking for glory when he calmly walked into a burning house and rescued 73-year-old Robert Wells. In fact, he didn't even tell his wife what happened.

Meet the mystery hero
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:47:15 EDT

CNN's Kyung Lah tracks down a man that people had been searching for after he saved an elderly man from a house on fire.

Ottawa shooting
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:16:14 EDT

One person was shot Wednesday morning at a war memorial near Canada's Parliament in Ottawa, according to Ottawa police Constable Marc Soucy.

ISIS
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:30:30 EDT

The first indication that something was wrong was a phone call from his daughter's Denver area school to let Assad Ibrahim know that she had not come to class.

UNC academic fraud
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:49 EDT

For 18 years, thousands of students at the prestigious University of North Carolina took fake "paper classes," and advisers funneled athletes into the program to keep them eligible, according to a scathing independent report released Wednesday.

Ebola
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:25:19 EDT

President Obama is cautiously optimistic. Both Texas nurses are getting better. Texas Health Presbyterian admits fault. A hospitalized cameraman is Ebola-free. And the U.S. Ebola czar starts his new job.

Mysterious hero
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:27:08 EDT

It is sheer panic in the woman's voice on the cell phone video as the flames shot out of the windows of the wood frame home: "There's a man in there!"

Moana
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:28:19 EDT

Get ready for another addition to the line of Disney heroines: Moana, an ocean adventurer.

Florida secession
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:29:29 EDT

Miami-area lawmakers are proposing adding a 51st star to the American flag.

Football coach fired
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:29:01 EDT

A high school football coach in Charleston, South Carolina, was fired after he permitted a post-game celebratory ritual involving a watermelon that some say is racist.

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

The week in 30 photos
published: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:46:34 EDT


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Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:37:33 GMT

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks on soldiers - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.

Mexico orders Iguala mayor's arrest
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:58:58 GMT

Mexico orders the arrest of the mayor of the southern town of Iguala, where 43 students disappeared after clashing with police last month.

Obama 'optimistic' over Ebola in US
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:59:41 GMT

President Barack Obama expresses cautious optimism about the Ebola situation in the US, as new screening rules are introduced in the country.

Jerusalem car 'attack' kills baby
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:42:36 GMT

A baby girl is killed and eight others injured after a car hits pedestrians in Jerusalem, in what Israeli police describe as a "terrorist attack".

Four guilty of Blackwater killings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:16:30 GMT

A US federal jury finds four Blackwater security guards guilty of killing 14 Iraqis in a square in Baghdad in 2007.

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:41:31 GMT

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.

Microsoft to phase out Nokia name
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:44:18 GMT

Microsoft is ditching the Nokia brand name from new devices, less than a year after acquiring the Finnish mobile firm.

Nasa shares free sounds from space
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:23:13 GMT

The US space agency uploads a free library of audio files, including astronaut voices.

U-boat found with ship it sank
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:55 GMT

U-boat found off US coast with ship it sank

DNA yields secrets of human pioneer
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:06:04 GMT

DNA analysis of a 45,000-year-old human has helped scientists pinpoint when our ancestors interbred with Neanderthals.

Freed N Korea detainee back in US
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:53:07 GMT

A US citizen freed from detention in North Korea receives an emotional homecoming in Ohio as Washington works to release two other Americans.

US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:49:40 GMT

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.

Cuba leads way on Ebola effort
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:01:11 GMT

Cuba sends a second group of medical staff to West Africa to help fight the Ebola outbreak, becoming the biggest single provider of healthcare workers.

Mexican soldiers 'killed suspects'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:20:53 GMT

A Mexican human rights body accuses eight soldiers of killing 12 suspects in cold blood and tampering with the evidence to make it look like a shoot-out.

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:36:32 GMT

The World Health Organization's emergency committee holds talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.

Somali teenager 'stoned to death'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:47:13 GMT

An Islamic court has stoned an 18-year-old to death in southern Somalia after convicting him of raping a woman, a pro-Islamist news site reports.

Military heads admit Afghan mistakes
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:40:51 GMT

Military leaders failed to calculate the magnitude of the conflict in Afghanistan, the former head of the British army, Gen Sir Peter Wall, tells the BBC.

Protest group ends Islamabad sit-in
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:47:29 GMT

Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month protest in the capital Islamabad against PM Nawaz Sharif, but others remain.

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:57:12 GMT

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.

MEPs back Juncker EU Commission team
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:48:05 GMT

The new European Commission led by Jean-Claude Juncker gets strong backing from MEPs after some tough questioning.

UN chief plans Gaza conflict inquiry
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:54:24 GMT

UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says he is setting up an inquiry into attacks on UN facilities during Israel's recent offensive in the Gaza Strip.

US probes 'stray Syria air drop'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:49:13 GMT

The US Pentagon says it is examining an Islamic State video appearing to show militants with a weapons bundle intended for Kurdish fighters.

NHS 'needs extra cash and overhaul'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:20 GMT

The NHS in England needs extra money and drastic changes to the way services are organised if patient care is not to suffer, health bosses say.

Police killer Roberts to be freed
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:24:25 GMT

Police killer Harry Roberts is to be released from prison after more than 45 years, after a decision by the Parole Board.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:44:19 GMT

US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.

Lloyds expected to cut 9,000 jobs
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:03 GMT

Lloyds Banking Group is planning to cut around 9,000 jobs - around a tenth of its entire workforce - over the next three years, the BBC understands.

Boeing raises annual profit forecast
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:51:42 GMT

Aerospace giant Boeing has raised its forecast for profits this year and says it has a record backlog of orders.

Liverpool 0-3 Real Madrid
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:18:21 GMT

Real Madrid score three goals in the first half to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Liverpool in the Champions League.

RSC Anderlecht 1-2 Arsenal
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:46 GMT

Arsenal score twice in the final two minutes to earn a dramatic comeback win at Champions League opponents Anderlecht.

Caterham F1 future in fresh doubt
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:50:05 GMT

More doubt is cast on the future of Caterham as their new owners threaten to quit the team in a row with ex-owner Tony Fernandes.

Wilko Johnson is 'cancer free'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:45:28 GMT

Former Dr Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson says he has been "cured" of the terminal pancreatic cancer with which he was diagnosed in 2012.

Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:11:13 GMT

Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was "one of the most extraordinary experiences" of her life.

S Club reunite for Children in Need
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:42:31 GMT

Pop group S Club 7 are to reunite for the first time in more than a decade for the BBC's Children in Need next month.

VIDEO: Orphan baby elephant rescued from well
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:56:16 GMT

An elephant calf has been air rescued after he fell down a well in the remote region of Milgis Lugga in Northern Kenya.

VIDEO: Training for safe Ebola burials
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:14:36 GMT

As the Ebola outbreak claims 20 lives a day in Sierra Leone, the BBC's Tulip Mazumdar reports from the capital Freetown on how volunteers are being trained to carry out safe burials.

VIDEO: Video shows Canada parliament shootings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:05:54 GMT

Footage from the Toronto Globe and Mail shows a hail of bullets being fired inside the Canadian parliament building.

VIDEO: Inside Canada parliament attack
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:28:13 GMT

Watch the news of an attack on Canada's parliament unfold - in 45 secs.

VIDEO: The city hoping to be independent state
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 00:06:02 GMT

Steve Rosenberg visits two cities in rebel held Ukraine which will be boycotting the forthcoming parliamentary elections.

VIDEO: Protests outside HK leader's house
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:26 GMT

Protesters gather outside of the residence of Hong Kong's leader, CY Leung, in protest at his recent comments on extending democracy.

VIDEO: Swedish search for 'foreign sub' in bay
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:56:44 GMT

Naval vessels searching Swedish waters for a suspected foreign submarine are focusing on a bay near the capital, Stockholm.

VIDEO: Is it sinful to pet a dog?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:00:17 GMT

Many people in the Muslim-majority nation of Malaysia believe it's sinful to be in contact with a dog, but one man is trying to change that perception by putting on a canine event.

Reclaiming the swastika
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:34 GMT

How the world loved the swastika - until Hitler stole it

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:18:06 GMT

Will coal exports kill the Great Barrier Reef?

US seniors face student loan debt
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:29:15 GMT

Some US seniors are still paying off student loans

Ukraine rebels dream of New Russia
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:37:42 GMT

Ukraine rebels fight on to keep dream alive

What's lurking in Sweden's waters?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:39:33 GMT

What is lurking in Sweden's waters?

Six surprising Ebola numbers
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:29:30 GMT

Six surprising numbers from the fight against the epidemic

Photos captures beauty of Greenland
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:05:00 GMT

Australian photographer explores Greenland's vast ice sheet

In pictures: India celebrates Diwali
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:27:42 GMT

Indians celebrate Diwali, the biggest Hindu festival


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15% of homes still seriously underwater
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:02:23 GMT

Blue states have higher rates of “equity rich” properties than red states.

Encore: Should insurers handle public-pension payouts?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:50:29 GMT

A proposal in Congress would let insurance companies run state and local retirement pensions; Alicia Munnell says it’s deeply flawed.

The Wall Street Journal: Air-bag recalls trigger new scrutiny
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:01:42 GMT

A suddenly expanded recall of air bags is turning into a new safety crisis for the auto industry and intensifying scrutiny of U.S. regulators’ ability to oversee auto makers and their suppliers.

The Wall Street Journal: Canada shootings leave victim, attacker dead
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:55:52 GMT

A man fatally shot a soldier at Canada’s National War Memorial before being killed inside the country’s Parliament building, in a terror attack that shuts down the capital city and stands to change the way Canada protects itself.

The Margin: Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg just did a Q&A, entirely in Chinese
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:38:06 GMT

The billionaire CEO has another line to add to his resume: fluent in Chinese.

Movers & Shakers: AT&T, Yelp shares decline after earnings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:48:21 GMT

Shares of AT&T and Yelp fell in the extended session Wednesday following quarterly earnings reports from the companies.

Personal Finance Daily: How to save on shaving, Chipotle vs. McDonald’s
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:35:53 GMT

5 ways to save on shaving, and how the two fast-food menus stack up, calorie-wise.

Capitol Report: Refinancing applications jump as mortgage rates fall
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:27:56 GMT

Tumbling mortgage rates recently prodded borrowers to jump through paperwork hoops to refinance, but didn’t lure prospective home buyers.

Capitol Report: Former NSA chief traded shares in commodities firms
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:23:28 GMT

While he was running the National Security Agency, former director Keith Alexander owned and traded commodities firms linked to China and Russia, according to a report.

NewsWatch: AT&T, Yelp shares decline after earnings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:09 GMT

Shares of AT&T Inc. and Yelp Inc. fell in the extended session Wednesday following quarterly earnings reports from the companies.

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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:56:32 -0400

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university. ...

Royals clobber Giants 7-2 to even World Series
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:37:56 -0400

Kansas City Royals catcher Salvador Perez and Greg Holland celebrate after Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals won 7-2 to tie the series at 1-1. (AP Photo/Jeff Roberson)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Salvador Perez and the pesky Kansas City Royals fought back from a Game 1 flop to beat the San Francisco Giants' brilliant bullpen and even the World Series.


Royals rip Giants, pull even in baseball World Series
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:28:46 -0400

Omar Infante (C) of the Kansas City Royals returns to the dugout during Game Two of the World Series against the San Francisco Giants, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri, on October 22, 2014Omar Infante smashed his first playoff home run to cap a five-run outburst, giving the Kansas City Royals a 7-2 victory over San Francisco to level the 110th World Series. By breaking open a 2-2 game in the sixth inning on Wednesday, the Royals deadlocked the best-of-seven Major League Baseball final with the Giants at 1-1 as the scene shifts to San Francisco for games three through five on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. After dropping the opener 7-1, the Royals knew a game two home triumph was vital.


Kenny G distances self from Hong Kong protesters
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:53 -0400

FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.


Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:22:25 -0400

Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.


Arab Idol winner wants to give back to Gaza
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:19:13 -0400

Mohammed Assaf, a 24-year-old Palestinian who won last year's TV singing contest Arab Idol, talks during an interview at The Associated Press office in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Assaf said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Last year's feel-good winner of the TV singing contest Arab Idol said Wednesday he wants to give back to Gaza, where he grew up, by setting up an arts center nurturing young musicians, writers and actors.


Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, rivalry
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:09 -0400

A Palestinian worker walks by a security camera, seen at upper right, that was installed to watch construction materials and for U.N. monitors to inspect periodically to make sure they are not diverted by Hamas for military use, while working in Shijaiyah neighborhood in Gaza City in the northern Gaza Strip, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip. The program was launched with high expectations at an international conference in Cairo on Oct. 12, but has run into obstacles, including wrangling between the rival Palestinian factions Hamas and Fatah for control in Gaza and what officials say has been a trickle of promised aid. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several dozen tons of cement bags stored in a warehouse are one of the few tangible achievements so far of a $2.7 billion plan to rebuild war-wrecked Gaza Strip.


Today in History
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:35 -0400

Today is Thursday, Oct. 23, the 296th day of 2014. There are 69 days left in the year.

Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:58:46 -0400

A woman places a candle on photos of the missing students during a protest against the disappearance of 43 students from the Isidro Burgos rural teachers college, in Mexico City, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Tens of thousands marched in Mexico City's main avenue demanding the return of the missing students. The Mexican government says it still does not know what happened to the young people after they were rounded up by local police in Iguala, a town in southern Mexico, and allegedly handed over to gunmen from a drug cartel Sept. 26, even though authorities have arrested 50 people allegedly involved. They include police officers and alleged members of the Guerreros Unidos cartel. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market.


Royals beats Giants 7-2 to tie World Series 1-all
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:41:00 -0400

Kansas City Royals' Salvador Perez hits a two-run scoring double during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece.


Royals beat Giants 7-2 in Game 2 of World Series
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:32 -0400

Kansas City Royals' Omar Infante hits a two-run home run during the sixth inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Greg Holland strikes out three in a one-hit ninth to close out the Royals' 7-2 victory that evens the bets-of-seven World Series 1-1.


Apple computer sells for record $905K in NY: Bonhams
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:38:39 -0400

File photo of an Apple-1 computer, built in 1976, on display at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View, CaliforniaOne of the first Apple computers ever built has sold in New York for $905,000, leading Bonhams auction house to declare it the world's most expensive computer relic. The Apple-1 computer, built by hand in 1976 by Steve Wozniak in Apple co-founder Steve Jobs' garage or his sister's bedroom, fetched nearly twice its pre-sale high estimate, Bonhams said. It was bought by the Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan, the auction house said. The Apple-1 is considered a vanguard of the personal computer revolution, being the first pre-assembled personal computer ever sold.


Palestinian rams car into Jerusalem crowd, killing baby
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:32:37 -0400

Israeli policemen inspect a wrecked car after it rammed a group of pedestrians at the Ammunition Hill tram stop, which lies on the seamline between west and occupied east Jerusalem, on October 22, 2014A Palestinian rammed a car into pedestrians in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and injuring six other people in what Israeli police said was a "hit-and-run terror attack". It was the second such deadly incident in three months, prompting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to immediately order an increase in police presence across the city. The driver, identified as Abed Abdelrahman Shaludeh, a Palestinian from Silwan in east Jerusalem, died from his injuries early on Thursday, the Shaarei Tzedek hospital said.


Lone gunman kills Canadian soldier in parliament attack
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:05 -0400

Police and forensic officers inspect the scene where a soldier was killed while standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada on October 22, 2014A gunman whose name was on a terror watch list killed a soldier and attempted to storm Canada's parliament before being shot dead in turn by the assembly's sergeant-at-arms. The attack -- the second this week targeting Canadian military personnel -- came as Canadian jets were to join the US-led bombing campaign against Islamist militants in Iraq. Prime Minister Stephen Harper pledged not to waver, saying Canada would not be "intimidated" and would bolster its efforts to combat "terrorist" groups abroad. The attacker, identified in the Canadian media as 32-year-old Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was considered a "high risk" suspect whose passport had been confiscated to prevent him fighting abroad.


10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:29:39 -0400

10ThingstoSeeSports - Crystal Palace's Fraizer Campbell, left, competes for the ball with Chelsea’s Thibaut Courtois during their English Premier League soccer match at Selhurst Park, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, File)Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.


Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:41:41 -0400

FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.


Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:39:19 -0400

A man who climbed over the White House fence on Wednesday has been detained by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency saidA man who climbed over the White House fence was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency said. "At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House," the spokesman said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers." The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said.


Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:37:01 -0400

This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found two large powerful arm bones of a new dinosaur species in Mongolia and figured it was a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for the dinosaur: “goofy” and “weird.” The dinosaur probably lumbered along like a cross between TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame: 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:10:50 -0400

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.

AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:02:24 -0400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

US stores hire big with high hopes for holiday shopping
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:56:27 -0400

A FedEx delivery man crosses 7th Avenue near New York's Times Square, as snow falls during the rush hour on January 21, 2014Package shipper FedEx said Tuesday it would add 50,000 temporary workers for the November-January holiday shopping season, aiming to avoid last year's debacle when it and rival UPS were overwhelmed by the online sales surge, resulting in a huge number of deliveries missing the December 25 Christmas target. UPS earlier said it was adding up to 95,000 holiday workers to meet what all analysts agree will be another banner season for shipper-dependent online sales. The National Retail Federation is optimistic, predicting consumers will go on a $617 billion splurge this holiday season, 4.1 percent higher than last year.


Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:56:16 -0400

In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


US urgent air bag warning affects 7.8 mn cars
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:55:20 -0400

A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility on August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, MichiganUS auto safety officials expanded an urgent warning over of autos with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to 7.8 million vehicles, 3.1 million more than previously stated. Owners of the cars should "take immediate action" to address the airbag issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The agency said that recalls due to the air bag problem involved 10 different automakers, compared to six mentioned it its Monday warning. The vehicles are being recalled because of the risk an air bag could improperly inflate and rupture, potentially sending shrapnel into the car's occupants.


AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:54:16 -0400

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:51:18 -0400

A helicopter from the US private security firm Blackwater flies over central Baghdad, Iraq in 2005Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America's involvement in Iraq. The four ex-employees of the US private security firm were convicted on an array of charges ranging from first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. Their convictions followed a two-month trial that heard how they opened fire with sniper rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers in Baghdad's bustling Nisour Square as they escorted a diplomatic convoy. The federal court jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder.


Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:43:49 -0400

Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after her appearance at the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.


AP NewsAlert
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:06:01 -0400

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.

Texas' Davis says she would welcome Obama visit
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:03:21 -0400

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor.

10 Things to Know for Thursday
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:00:37 -0400

The sun sets on Parliament Hill as seen across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, killing a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:54:56 -0400

This undated file photo provided by Bonhams shows a vintage 1976 Apple 1 computer that was among the items being offered for auction on Oct. 22, 2014 by Bonhams auction house in New York. The vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 has sold for $905,000 at the auction. Bonhams auction house says the winning bid on Wednesday came from The Henry Ford museum. (AP Photo/Bonhams, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.


US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:44:55 -0400

In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, from left, Dr. Levy, Mukpo, Ashoka Mukpo and his partner Helen Finlay, embrace shortly after Ashoka, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.


Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:39:16 -0400

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.

Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:28 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.


Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:28:28 -0400

Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding several people in what police called a terror attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.


Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:26:19 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.

Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:23:07 -0400

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.


US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:16:58 -0400

This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.


Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:16:31 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., answers a question during a debate with independent candidate Greg Orman in Overland Park, Kansas. Embattled three-term incumbent Roberts is taking the endorsement of a former Kansas governor and hitting the road to the state’s rural west, where he needs to win big on Nov. 4 to fend off challenger Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.


Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:10:24 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The retired Los Angeles Laker became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.


Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:07:24 -0400

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.


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Canadian Prime Minister Calls Ottawa Gunman 'Terrorist'
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:06:47 GMT

Harper told the nation "Canada will never be intimidated" after a gunman shot dead a soldier in Ottawa Wednesday.






Cops Keep Mistaking Man for Alleged Killer Frein
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:54:45 GMT

A Pennsylvania man says he has an unfortunate doppelganger: The man being sought for allegedly shooting to death a state trooper some five weeks ago.






'High-Risk Traveler': Who Is the Canadian Parliament Shooter?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:43:31 GMT

The man who cops say gunned down a Canadian soldier in Ottawa on Wednesday was a convert to Islam and was reportedly considered "high risk."






Chaos: Soldier Killed in Canadian Capital Shooting
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:40:19 GMT

Sources identified the gunman, who was confirmed dead, as a convert to Islam with a string of low-level criminal offenses in the past.






Royals Even World Series at One Game Apiece
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:19:19 GMT

Yordano Ventura held the Giants to two runs and Kansas City's offense awoke for seven runs as the Royals evened up the 2014 World Series.

Royals Even World Series at One Game Apiece
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:19:19 GMT

Yordano Ventura held the Giants to two runs and Kansas City's offense awoke for seven runs as the Royals evened up the 2014 World Series.

FOLLOW LIVE: Giants vs. Royals in World Series
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:19:19 GMT

Follow live as the Kansas City Royals try to even up the World Series after losing badly to the San Francisco Giants in Game One.

Another Man Jumps White House Fence
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:14:17 GMT

Officials said Dominic Adesanya, 23, jumped over the White House fence and onto the lawn in the 7:16 p.m. incident Wednesday.

Bungled Air Bag Alerts Leave Car Owners Scrambling
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:04:40 GMT

After the nation's highway safety watchdog botched alerts about defects in almost 8 million air bags, owners wonder if they can get theirs fixed.






'Strength Coming Back': NBC News Freelancer Speaks Out
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:40:30 GMT

'I can feel my strength coming back every day,' says the NBC News freelancer who contracted Ebola in Liberia and was declared virus-free Tuesday.






A Good Fight: Detroit Boxing Gym Gets Kids Off Streets
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:01 GMT

On the bleak east side of Detroit, a boxing coach is making sure kids have a fighting chance at success in a city plagued by hardship.

WATCH LIVE: Penguins vs. Flyers in Rivalry Game
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:00 GMT

Watch live as the Pittsburgh Penguins take on the Philadelphia Flyers in the Pennsylvania rivalry game.

Sold! Vintage Apple-1 Computer Fetches $905,000
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:19:47 GMT

The winning bid for one of the few remaining examples of Apple's first pre-assembled computer far outstripped expectations.

Brian Williams: Zellwegger's Different, 'More Fulfilling Life'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:15:02 GMT

The actress says she’s glad people noticed the difference and that she’s living a different, more fulfilling life.

Chaos: Soldier Killed in Canadian Capital Shooting
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:26:23 GMT

Police in Ottawa, Canada, hunt a suspected gunman following a shooting at the city’s parliament.






Partial Solar Eclipse Will Darken Your Thursday
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:10:19 GMT

Thursday brings a partial solar eclipse, with the moon passing between the Earth and Sun just enough to take a "bite" out of the star's disc.

Space Station Cosmonauts Breeze Through Spacewalk
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:35:39 GMT

Two Russian astronauts wrapped up a speedy, 3 -1/2-hour spacewalk to replace science experiments and jettison two unneeded antenna.

Florida City Latest to Restrict Feeding Homeless
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:32:09 GMT

Commissioners in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, approved restrictions to discourage homelessness that has seemed to increase in warm cities in the South.

How NBC News Freelancer Survived Ebola
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:51:55 GMT

Being young and healthy helped Ashoka Mukpo pull through Ebola, but he’ll be weak for months, doctors who treated him said Wednesday.






DNA Reveals When Neanderthals and Humans Mated
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:24:23 GMT

A genetic analysis of the 45,000-year-old bone of a man from Siberia is helping to pinpoint when modern humans and Neanderthals first interbred

New Testing Starts on Experimental Ebola Vaccine
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:15:22 GMT

U.S. health officials say they've started human testing of another new Ebola vaccine at a government-run hospital outside Washington.

UNC Probe Finds Bogus Classes Pushed on Athletes
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:05:42 GMT

Student athletes made up about half of the 3,100 students who took the so-called "paper classes" between 1993-2001, an investigation found.

D.C. Teacher Had Sex With Student on First Day: Cops
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:56:19 GMT

The 22-year-old substitute teacher was arrested after engaging in sex acts with the 17-year-old at Options Public Charter School, police said.

U.S. Weapons Airdropped Over Syria Were Seized by ISIS
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:24:21 GMT

The Pentagon confirmed earlier reports that some weapons and supplies airdropped to pro-U.S. rebels early Monday were grabbed by ISIS fighters.






Bank of America: Sorry for Double Charging on Apple Pay
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:21:41 GMT

A number of Bank of America customers took to Twitter to complain they were charged twice for purchases they made using Apple's new system.


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Gunman Panics Ottawa, Killing Soldier in Spree at Capital
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A sampling of video and witness accounts of the shootings in the Canadian capital of Ottawa. Video by Caitlin Prentke on Publish Date October 22, 2014. Photo by Sean Kilpatrick/The Canadian Press, via Associated Press. Continue reading the main story.
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Nightengale: Butler ignites Royals offense in Game 2 - USA TODAY
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:24:33 GMT


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Nightengale: Butler ignites Royals offense in Game 2
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. --Billy Butler doesn't know if he'll be back in Kansas City next year, let alone next week, but he did everything in his power Wednesday night to assure this Royals' team will never be forgotten. The Royals won their first World Series victory ...
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Man apprehended after climbing White House fence - SFGate
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WASHINGTON — An unidentified man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. The incident came about a month ...
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Cadwalader Probes UNC Academic Fraud: Business of Law - Businessweek
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Cadwalader Probes UNC Academic Fraud: Business of Law
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When a 131-page report on academic fraud at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill was released yesterday, Kenneth Wainstein of Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP, took the stage. Wainstein led an eight-month investigation into so-called paper ...
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Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students - New York Times
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Mexican Official Links a Mayor to Missing College Students
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MEXICO CITY — The authorities on Wednesday provided a broad account of the apparent abduction of 43 college students last month in southern Mexico, saying that the police in a small city attacked them on orders of the mayor and his wife out of fear they ...
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Bay Area's Vaxart seeks to test experimental Ebola vaccine - SFGate
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Bay Area's Vaxart seeks to test experimental Ebola vaccine
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A South San Francisco company is reviving an experimental Ebola vaccine that it previously shelved, joining other companies and health agencies in the rush to contain the deadly disease in West Africa. The potential vaccine from Vaxart and promising ...
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GOP candidate Rob Astorino hits Andrew Cuomo hard on state economy ...
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Rob Astorino and Gov. Cuomo mixed it up in a nasty debate Wednesday — with the challenger suggesting the governor could face indictment and Cuomo accusing his opponent of fostering racial discrimination. Cuomo and Astorino, along with two minor ...
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Man plows car into crowd at Jerusalem rail stop, killing baby - CNN
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Jerusalem (CNN) -- A Palestinian man rammed his car into commuters waiting at a light rail stop in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a baby and wounding several other people, Israeli police said. The driver of the vehicle was shot as he tried to flee, police ...
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Goodfellas Actor Targets Simpsons In Lawsuit - News For Shoppers
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Frank Sivero has launched a $250 million dollar lawsuit against 20th Century Fox, Fox Tv Studios and Matt Groening, over likeness rights of the character Louie ( a mafioso in the employ of Fat Tony) in The Simpsons. Sivero, who played Frankie Corbone in ...
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Fans: Renee Zellweger nearly unrecognizable after mysterious facial changes - Fox News
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Fans: Renee Zellweger nearly unrecognizable after mysterious facial changes
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Actress Renee Zellweger caused an Internet frenzy after she stepped out Monday night looking like a different person at the 2014 Elle Women in Hollywood Awards. The nearly unrecognizable star has long been rumored to have gone under the knife in the ...
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US increases security following Canadian attack

Following the fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial, the US military upped security at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery. The FBI and Homeland Security said the US had not received specific threats.

Secret Service dogs nab White House fence jumper

An unidentified man who climbed the White House fence shortly after 7 p.m. on Wednesday was immediately apprehended by uniformed agents and K-9 teams. The incident comes on the heels of other Secret Service security breaches.

UN rejects North Korea's 'honeyed words,' moves forward with human rights case

North Korean officials made a rare appearance to defend the country's human rights record at a UN event featuring the testimonies of North Korean refugees. The UN Security Council is considering referring North Korea's alleged violations to the International Criminal Court.

Humongous, toothless wonder of a dinosaur unveiled

Nearly 50 years after discovering Deinocheirus mirificus, paleontologists have established a complete picture of the 36-foot-long dinosaur.

Marseille's cultural clash: Far right gets unlikely boost in Muslim quarters

Part 1 of 3: In Marseille, one of France's most multicultural cities, the anti-immigrant National Front is moving from the fringes into the mainstream with the support of disenfranchised Muslims, amongst others. 

Egypt's Christians, attacked for supporting Sisi, patiently await payback

Egypt's Coptic Church threw its support to President Sisi after the overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. But the military has been slow to deliver on its pledge to repair churches damaged in Islamist reprisals.

Navajo nation presidential candidate rejected: How well can he speak Navajo?

The Navajo Nation's top court rejected an appeal from presidential candidate Chris Deschene after a lower court disqualified him for refusing to demonstrate proficiency in the Navajo language.

'Wastebook' calls out government spending: massages for rabbits and beyond (+video)

Sen. Tom Coburn has released the latest installment of his annual Wastebook, detailing questionable government spending. Here are nine headlines from the report.

Shooting at Canada's Parliament leaves two dead, shooter identified (+video)

The attack immediately raised the specter of terrorism, with Canada already on heightened alert because of a deadly hit-and-run earlier in the week against two Canadian soldiers by a man who police say was fired up with radical Muslim fervor.

Apple says hackers attacked iCloud

Apple announced security warnings for its iCloud storage service after organized attacks. Apple said the attacks were trying to obtain users' information.

Has Alison Lundergan Grimes pulled even with Mitch McConnell in Kentucky? (+video)

A new poll shows Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes only one point behind Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell in Kentucky. But the race might not be as close as it seems.

Is Jeffrey Fowle's release a bid to end North Korea's isolation? (+video)

Release of US Christian who left a Bible in a nightspot in the totalitarian society may be part of effort for isolated regime to start engaging. 

Remembering Ben Bradlee: Legendary newspaperman and tenacious leader (+video)

Ben Bradlee's triumphs at the helm of The Washington Post and his graceful handling of internal scandal have left an indelible mark on American journalism.

Crude oil prices fall again. Buckle up for gas prices below $3. (+video)

Crude oil prices just keep falling, and gas prices are following suit. Many analysts think the downward trend in oil prices will continue, driving the average price at the pump in the US below $3.00 a gallon.

Palestinian man attacks Jerusalem crowd with car, killing one (+video)

An infant died and eight others were injured in the attack at a light rail station on Wednesday, the latest in a string of violent incidents in East Jerusalem.

UNC employees fired, disciplined in academic scandal (+video)

A report found that thousands of University of North Carolina students, including intercollegiate athletes, were placed in 'paper classes' in order to boost grade point averages and or keep them eligible to play sports.

Fish and corn chowder

This hearty chowder, chock full of potatoes, corn, fish and bacon, gets a sweet note when corn stock stands in for fish stock.

Why a US judge ruled that Puerto Rico's gay marriage ban is legal

A federal judge in Puerto Rico chastised other federal judges who have overturned gay marriage bans for not following Supreme Court precedent. The case now goes to the First Circuit in Boston.

Mexico: Iguala Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

The mayor of a town in Guerrero state where 43 students disappeared last month ordered the police to attack, Mexico's Attorney General said Wednesday.

Starbucks Chestnut Praline Latte: because coffee is dessert now

Starbucks will release its Chestnut Praline Latte for the holidays nationwide this year. The Chestnut Praline Latte will join the Gingerbread Latte and Peppermint Mocha in Starbucks' ever-growing lineup of sweet holiday drinks.

For 2014 election, the candidates to endorse

Even as more voters become hard ideologues, the middle grows for those who want candidates who can make compromises. The politics of trench warfare needs to change.

Mortgage rates fall, but that doesn't inspire home buying

Mortgage rates have been trending lower for several weeks, prompting an 11.6 percent jump in mortgage applications last week. But the surge was driven by refinances instead of new buys, suggesting that mortgage rates aren't the key to home ownership. 

ISIS excels at recruiting American teens: Here are four reasons why (+video)

Three Denver teenage girls skipped school and flew to Germany to join ISIS before being sent home. Why are American teenagers drawn to the Islamic terror group? 

Obama takes on cybersecurity. Three ways BuySecure will help you.

President Obama is stepping up the government's cybersecurity battle with his BuySecure initiative. Here's how the move can help improve your financial safety.

Can astronauts safely go to Mars? Cosmic ray risk increasing.

If the sun is entering a prolonged period where sunspot activity is considerably weaker, the radiation hazard from cosmic rays is likely to increase further. A new study looks at the risks for astronauts going to the moon, Mars, and other destinations.

Google unveils sleek new email assistant

Google introduces 'Inbox', a new email app. It's part email organizer, part personal assistant, and is sure to make emailing a lot easier.

What happens when you give a breathalyzer test to a dolphin?

Scientists have developed a method of capturing a dolphin's breath and analyzing its chemistry, as a way of helping to treat ailing dolphins and to learn more about their biology.

'F-Bombs for Feminism': A viral video exploiting girls, not empowering them

A viral video featuring little girls standing up to discrimination with some strong words has gone viral. While the message is clear, the aim of the video is not as much. Is the company that produced the video selling equality, or t-shirts?

Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq shooting (+video)

The four men were convicted for firing on more than 30 Iraqis in Baghdad. Fourteen people died as a result.

South Korea dismantles giant Christmas tree tower on border with North

South Korean Defense Ministry officials denied media speculation that the tower was dismantled as a conciliatory gesture aimed at improving ties with North Korea.

New mayor, same old story: New York still marijuana arrest capital

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio criticized the city's track record of aggressive and frequently unbalanced policing of marijuana offenses during his mayoral campaign. It appears, however, that not much has changed under his watch.

Ebola vaccine trials in Africa could start by January, says WHO (+video)

Experimental drugs have been used on infected patients, but none have been approved by the World Health Organization. There are signs that the Ebola outbreak in West Africa is being contained in some countries.

Magic Leap: augmented-reality startup catches Google's eye

Magic Leap, a company focused on blending digital and real world imagery, raised $542 million in funding from Google and other investors. But Magic Leap doesn't have a product yet -- so why is Google interested?

Nazi U Boat wreck gives glimpse of World War II battle fought at US doorstep

Archaeologists with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration found a German U boat and the freighter it sank 72 years earlier off North Carolina's coast, showing how close World War II came to American shores.

What's the best way to watch Thursday's partial eclipse? (+video)

Hint: It's not by staring directly at the sun.

Leaked autopsy raises questions about Michael Brown narrative (+video)

An autopsy leaked to the media could support the officer's claim that Michael Brown went for his gun, and it suggests that Mr. Brown didn't have his hands up 'in a standard surrender position,' according to one expert.

Why 18 Florida parents were arrested when their kids skipped school

Dozens of parents in Florida have been arrested for failing to take their kids to elementary school, resulting in some cases to kids missing multiple grade advancements because of truancy. How can other parents lend a hand?

Google's Play Music creates playlist based on user's mood

Need some music for Monday morning? Google's Play Music can create a playlist suited for commuting or getting the work week started.  

When (and where) to buy the iPad Air 2

iPad Air 2 deals will be plentiful if you can wait until Black Friday, but a few retailers may have discounts on hand even sooner. Read on for the best times and places to snag an iPad Air 2

Pennsylvania law aims to curb Mumia Abu-Jamal's 'obscene celebrity'

Gov. Tom Corbett signed a first-in-the-nation law allowing crime victims the right to seek an injunction against offenders on grounds that speech could cause 'mental anguish.' Civil rights groups are likely to challenge law in court.


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Newly-private BMC gets cloud/social/mainframe (!) religion
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:30:03 GMT

Warning: Disruption ahead. Once the new products emerge.

Newly-privatised BMC thinks it can re-invent - nay, disrupt - itself by cashing in on on all of 2014's biggest buzzwords: cloud, social, mobile and disruption. And mainframe, for good measure.…

NBN Co reports fibre traction and Telstra action
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:21:08 GMT

FTTP services breach the not-very-magical 200,000 barrier

NBN Co has made the slightly awkward announcement that it's more than tripled the number of premises connected to its fibre network in the past year, while maintaining its commitment to the multi-technology model for future rollouts.…

In the next four weeks, 100 people will decide the future of the internet
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:01:12 GMT

While America tucks into Thanksgiving turkey, the world will be taking over the net

On February 8, 2000, the US government signed a contract with the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) to run the so-called "IANA functions" – which glue together the internet as we know it.…

Privacy complaints skyrocketed in 2013-14, says Pilgrim
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:43:59 GMT

DoI set Oz government record for privacy fumbling

Privacy breach complaints in Australia nearly tripled between 2013 and 2014, according to the soon-to-be-defunct Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC).…

Chipmaker FTDI bricking counterfeit kit
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:28:11 GMT

USB-serial imitators whacked by driver update

Reports are emerging that chip-maker FTDI has declared war on chip counterfeiters with a driver update that bricks USB devices recognised as fakes.…

Forget the $2499 5K iMac – today we reveal Apple's most expensive computer to date
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:01:10 GMT

Unbelievable specs, too

Pic When Bonhams put a vintage Apple I computer on the block, the Brit auction house thought the tech antique would fetch as much as $500,000.…

Whistleblower behind PM's daughter scholarship leak must wait for fate
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:41:56 GMT

Magistrate says she needs about five weeks to consider the case

Freya Newman, the Sydney student who pled guilty to illegally using login credentials to leak documents about a scholarship awarded to the daughter of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott, won't learn her fate until November 25th.…

Worst one-night stand EVER: Randy humans bedded Neanderthals 50,000 years ago
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:57:03 GMT

Siberian thigh bone reveals promiscuous past

Scientists in Germany have extracted the oldest human DNA ever found – from a 45,000-year-old femur found by a Siberian ivory hunter.…

Disney and chums halt Comcast-TWC, AT&T-DirecTV weddings
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:42:12 GMT

FCC reaches to pull back curtain, TV networks run screaming from sunlight

US watchdog the FCC has hit the brakes while scrutinizing the proposed mergers of Comcast-Time Warner, and AT&T-DirecTV.…

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published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:52:44 GMT

And into the hands of _______ that also spies on people

Chinese Apple wannabe Xiaomi says it's spent much of the past year migrating its online services out of its Beijing data centers so that it can better serve customers in international markets.…

How to hit the top of Google's rankings: 'Use a new dot-thing gTLD'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:10:39 GMT

You know what they, say – when the Cutts away ...

If you want to get higher up Google's search rankings, it turns out that using a new dot-thing domain – such as .guru or .ninja – may give you the edge.…

Google opens new Inbox – email for people too dumb to use email
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:43:02 GMT

Inbox? In-bollocks to that

Vid Email has been around for more than 40 years – but someone at Google thinks we just can't handle it. And lo, the Chocolate Factory has developed an application dubbed Inbox to make an easy job easier.…

Ooh la la! Nokia France leak: Windows Phone DEFENESTRATED in Microsoft Lumia revamp
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:57:07 GMT

Haricots renversés sur Facebook

The French wing of Microsoft's Nokia mobile device division appears to have confirmed some Windows Phone rebranding efforts that have been rumored for the past few months.…

SNIA's Australia/New Zealand chapter winds itself up
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:30:17 GMT

Board declares mission accomplished

The Storage Networking Industry Association's (SNIA's) Australia and New Zealand chapter has decided to wind itself up.…

Pay a tax on every gigabyte you download? Haha, that's too funny. But not to Hungarians
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:16:49 GMT

Sssh, don't give anyone any ideas, Hungary

Hungary is threatening to tax its broadband providers for every gigabyte their subscribers use.…

Australia to 'relieve' telcos of need to disclose intercepts
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:14:26 GMT

Administrivia-reduction measure said to have no consumer benefit

Updated The federal government's “red tape repeal” policy looks set to reduce the amount of information Australians receive about telecommunications interception requests.…

Is your home or office internet gateway one of '1.2 MILLION' wide open to hijacking?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:18:44 GMT

Doublecheck your NAT-PMP settings now

Hundreds of thousands of routers, firewalls and gateways used by small offices and homes are said to be vulnerable to hijacking due to bungled NAT settings.…

Guns don't scare people, hackers do: Americans fear identity theft more than shooting sprees
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:24:13 GMT

Citizens know their stats

A survey into what Americans fear most has shown that fears of identity theft and being unsafe online outweigh the fear of being shot.…

Chinese hackers slurp iCloud passwords, Apple's CEO jumps into his jet for China
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:01:05 GMT

Beijing wants answers from Tim 'Demon Headmaster' Cook

Apple boss Tim Cook has met top Chinese officials following a major attack on the security of the iCloud website – an assault that some security analysts have blamed on Beijing.…

Big Azure? Microsoft and IBM ink deal on business cloud
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:28:03 GMT

Enterprise round-up time...

IBM and Microsoft’s Azure cloud are blending after the two firms inked an enterprise partnership.…

Microsoft promises Windows 10 will mean two-factor auth for all
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:00:05 GMT

Sneak peek at security features Redmond's baking into new OS

Windows doesn't have the best reputation for security, but Microsoft has been outlining a series of improvements in the new operating system that it believes will stymie hackers and leave corporate data more secure.…

EMC profits flatline as VCE joins the storage-tastic federation
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:43:09 GMT

Just gotta hope the Fed holds out against activist investors

For its third quarter EMC reported good numbers but the news is overshadowed by the expected VCE announcement and the activist investor pressure on the Hopkinton firm.…

DEATH by PowerPoint: Microsoft warns of 0-day attack hidden in slides
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:16:55 GMT

Might put out patch in update, might chuck it out sooner

Hackers are exploiting a zero-day vulnerability in Windows using malicious PowerPoint documents, Microsoft and security firms warn.…

Trips to Mars may be OFF: The SUN has changed in a way we've NEVER SEEN
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:46:04 GMT

Only nuke power can save us from radiation

+Comment A drop in the solar wind of a kind never yet seen in the space age has made travel beyond Earth orbit a lot more dangerous, according to boffins – so much so that a manned mission to Mars may not be feasible for many decades.…

VMware, Cisco, EMC lovechild to live in Big Daddy EMC's house
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:18:43 GMT

EMC absorption rumours confirmed

As rumoured, VCE, the three-way love child of VMware, Cisco and EMC, is to be absorbed into the EMC Federation this quarter.…

Facebook pays INFINITELY MORE UK corp tax than in 2012
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:42:27 GMT

Thanks for the £3k, Zuck. Doh! you're IN CREDIT. Guess not

Facebook has responded to critics who attacked the free content ad network for contributing exactly zero bucks to UK corporation tax in 2012, by dishing up a a tiny sum of just £3,000 to HM Revenue & Customs last year.…

APPLE support doc CONFIRMS 'ORGANIZED NETWORK ATTACKS'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:26:09 GMT

China govt: It wasn't us, honest

Apple is warning its iCloud users over heightened spying risks following the discovery of attacks which security watchers have claimed are down to crude snooping by the Chinese government.…

Look out, it's 'H' from Brussels: New Euro digi-czars take post
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:03:07 GMT

Who are they and what will they be doing? We take a look

It’s official. Europe’s new digital dream team will feature Andrus “The Robot” Ansip and gaffe-prone Günther “H” Oettinger.*…

Lufthansa tosses IT biz to Big Blue, inks outsource deal with IBM
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:44:47 GMT

Cutting costs to compete with hungry little rivals

Lufthansa has announced that it’s about to sell off its IT infrastructure division to IBM and rent IT services from Big Blue in an outsourcing partnership.…

Panzura's cloudy gear hits others' WAN optimisation kit for six
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:24:06 GMT

If you believe their claims. Promising if true, mind

Cloudy firm Panzura's cloud storage gateway is saving distributed projects businesses enormous amounts of time when opening shared project files, it claims. So much so that Panzura is now focusing on the Architectural, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) market niche.…

Amazon rolls cloud and on-prem into single sign-on service
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:09:28 GMT

ActiveDirectory and Samba AWS bridge

Amazon has revealed plans to tie AWS to customers’ Earth-bound Microsoft IT estates and infrastructure using a directory service.…

Warning to those who covet the data of Internet of Precious Things
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:07:27 GMT

There's nothing for you here: it's personal data – watchdogs

Data generated by devices in the "internet of things" age should be "regarded and treated as personal data", data protection authorities from across the globe have agreed.…

Google+ goes TITSUP. But WHO knew? How long? Anyone ... Hello ...
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:13:08 GMT

Wobbly Gmail, Contacts, Calendar on the other hand ...

A number of Google services including Gmail, Contacts, Calendars, Chat, Drive and, er, Google+ suffered a midweek sag this morning just as Brits were downing their first cups of coffee.…

It's Big, it's Blue... it's simply FABLESS! IBM's chip-free future
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 09:02:04 GMT

Or why the reversal of globalisation ain't gonna 'appen

Worstall on Wednesday IBM has coughed up $1.5bn to get Global Foundries to take its chip manufacturing arm off its hands as reported here at El Reg.…

Managing identity to drive business
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:38:11 GMT

Join us in the Reg Studios on 26 November

Register now to watch our webcast about why digital interaction with customers needs large-scale identity management and how it’s done.…

Computer misuse: Brits could face LIFE IN PRISON for serious hacking offences
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:02:11 GMT

Vague wording leads to legal uncertainty, says JCHR

British computer hackers who severely damage the national security of any country could face life in prison under a new criminal offence proposed in the Serious Crime Bill, however the plan has been attacked for lacking legal certainty by MPs and peers.…

Comet Siding Spring revealed as flying molehill
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 07:28:04 GMT

Hiding from this space pimple isn't going to do humanity's reputation any good

The first images of Comet Siding Spring, a celestial body deemed so menacing that humanity cocooned its very best robots, has turned out to be rather smaller than imagined.…

Pagers shout data center creds, pop star airport arrivals
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:58:05 GMT

Encryption: IBM and Australian spooks have heard of it, but aren't using it

Anyone wanting to know the time world leaders arrive in Australia for the coming G20 summit need only listen to broadcasts from Aussie airports, researcher Ed Farrell has claimed at the Ruxcon conference.…

HPC Wales stretches its reach to Northern Ireland
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:33:11 GMT

Selling cycles across the Irish Sea

Northern Ireland is to get what's touted as its first HPC service, courtesy of a deal between Fujitsu and HPC Wales.…

Really... an iKeyfob? Apple continues war on fanbois' pockets
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:03:06 GMT

Relax: it's just a patent... for now

Apple has been granted a patent for an iKeyfob capable of unlocking doors, starting the engine and turning your car into a less good version of KITT from Knight Rider.…

VMware's new enemy no. 1 isn't Hyper-V, it's Vladimir Putin
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:32:06 GMT

Healthy quarter marred by plunge in Russian sales and missed US federal deal

You can tell a lot about how a company is going by listening to financial analysts' questions at the end of an earnings conference call. When things are good – as they were in VMware's Q1 earnings call – analysts can almost gush. If there's a hint of weakness or illogic, analysts can find all sorts of things about which to ask picky questions.…

Freescale lassos Ethernet cables around car, calls it 'Internet of Things'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 05:01:09 GMT

Dev kit for the auto sector

Freescale is showing off in-car Ethernet infotainment technology inexplicably pitched as an “Internet of Things” solution.…

NOT OK GOOGLE: Android images can conceal code
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:31:06 GMT

It's been fixed, but hordes won't have applied the upgrade

Someone's found (yet) another nasty security flaw in Android, by crafting a way to pack malicious software to look like images.…

PARC Alto source code released by computer history museum
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 04:04:07 GMT

A slice of history: the GUI before the Apple

The Computer History Museum in Mountain View has released another foundational piece of software to the world at large: some of the code that gave the world the Xerox Alto computer, which among other things helped inspire a couple of young garage developers, Steves Jobs and Wozniak.…

In dot we trust: If you keep to this 124-page security rulebook, you can own yourname.trust
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:27:06 GMT

Step 1: Don't get owned. Step 2: Use HTTPS. Step 3: ...

NCC Group has published a set of security standards that you'll have to follow if you want to operate a .trust website.…

Back to the ... drawing board: 'Hoverboard' will disappoint Marty McFly wannabes
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 03:02:04 GMT

Buzzing board (and some future apps) leave a lot to be desired

The internet is aflutter over the Kickstarter campaign for the "Hendo Hoverboard", a magnetically levitating toy that the firm alleges will be available on October 21, 2015 – the same day that Michael J Fox programmed into the De Lorean for the second Back to the Future film.…

Broadcom pitches chips at G.fast OEMs
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 02:28:03 GMT

'Gigabit' silicon should land in equipment in 2016

Broadcom has become the latest vendor to stake out its ground in the G.fast market, as the ITU's standardisation bods stretch their hands slowly towards the rubber stamp.…

Google puts Chrome credentials on USB drives for two-factor authentication
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:59:06 GMT

Company teams up with FIDO Alliance to support push-button security keys

Google has announced support for a platform which will allow users to log into applications by pressing a button on a secured USB drive.…

San Franciscans: Lyft and UberX want to take you to the airport
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:44:04 GMT

If your driver doesn't pull you out of the car and smash your phone first, that is

Bay Area residents looking to get to San Francisco International Airport (SFO) received another option this week when Uber announced it had agreed with authorities on a plan to allow UberX and Lyft drivers to travel to and from the airport.…

Apple grapple: Congress kills FBI's Cupertino crypto kybosh plan
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 01:33:08 GMT

Encryption would lead us all into a 'dark place', claim G-Men

The FBI director James Comey's bid to have Congress kibosh default encryption appears to have publicly failed after senators said the proposal would be rejected.…


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Apple dumps SSL 3.0 for push notifications due to POODLE flaw
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:16:27 GMT

Apple will switch to the TLS encryption standard after disclosure of vulnerability that could expose encrypted data.






Target offers free holiday shipping, wish lists for the first time
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:12:45 GMT

The increasing reach of Amazon has brick-and-mortar retailers changing their game plans. The latest is Target, who for the first time is offering free shipping.






Uber drivers kick off 'Global Day of Protest'
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:50:08 GMT

The ride-sharing app's drivers in the US and London are complaining about fee hikes, fare cuts and the lack of a tip option.






NASA's new Soundcloud album: Listen to the exploration of space
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:33:11 GMT

NASA has created an album of sounds on Soundcloud, including rocket launches, recordings from space shuttle missions and even a song about water on the moon.






iPad Air 2 has a smaller battery, iFixit finds
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:59:58 GMT

The one new feature you didn't expect from Apple's iPad Air 2? iFixit says the new device has a battery that's 15 percent smaller, yet Apple claims it still gets the same battery life.






Check out these great music streaming apps for Windows Phone
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:47:12 GMT

Many of the best music streaming for mobile devices are also available on Windows Phone. Here are some of my favorites.






Sprint undercuts AT&T, Verizon with $20, 1GB family data plan
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:20:18 GMT

At $20, Sprint is offering twice as much data as Verizon and more than three times the data as AT&T.






Sonos sues Denon for 'copying' its wireless products
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:18:35 GMT

​Sonos has announced it is suing competitor Denon as it says the company's HEOS products are too similar to Sonos' own and infringe on at least four of its patents.

Tomorrow Daily 073: Robot actors, the return of LED 'stickman baby,' and more
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:00:27 GMT

On today's show, we check out a gadget for your shoe that might help you escape a bad date, this year's updates to the "stickman baby" Halloween costume, and a robot actor in a Kafka-inspired performance.

Vintage Apple computer built by Woz sells for whopping $750,000
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:54:37 GMT

One of the 50 original Apple-1 computers built by Steve Wozniak himself goes for three quarters of a million dollars at auction.

Unity appoints former Electronic Arts chief Riccitiello as new CEO
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:48:31 GMT

John Riccitiello, who helmed publisher and game maker EA, now leads the fast-growing company behind multi-platform gaming software.

Rhapsody revives CEO position, hires mobile vet as interim chief
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:34:54 GMT

The streaming-music forefather, often overshadowed by flashier rivals like Spotify or Apple's Beats Music, says growth is gangbusters enough to revive the position of CEO after a four-year absence.

That iPad Air 2 can be yours -- today, even
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:19:17 GMT

Apple said its new tablets would launch later this week, but stores across the country already have the Wi-Fi models of the iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3.






Apple defeats GPNE's $94M patent-infringement claim
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:08:27 GMT

A San Jose jury rules against the nonpracticing entity, which had accused Apple of infringing its mobile device technology.






Camera made from one tiny Lego brick actually works
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:48:16 GMT

A simple hack turns an itsy-bitsy Lego brick into a working pinhole camera that turns out photos minifigs can enjoy.

AT&T third-quarter profit falls short even as it adds 2M wireless customers
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:32:21 GMT

The company's growth was driven largely by connected devices like the connected car, but there was also a healthy mix of smartphone and tablet growth.






Android 5.0 Lollipop to launch November 3 -- report
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:13:31 GMT

A purported note to app developers obtained by Android Police claims Google's mobile OS will lick its way to devices next month.






Apple Pay sees problems as users get charged twice
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:09:18 GMT

Bank of America apologizes for a glitch that's causing duplicate Apple Pay charges. Also, Google creates a new app for organizing email, and Google users can give their accounts extra protection with USB security keys.






Early payment glitches mar Apple Pay launch
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:47:31 GMT

Apple Pay users report issues purchasing items in apps, and some Bank of America customers are seeing double charges. But the problems aren't all Apple's fault.






Beyond tweets: Twitter weaves new approach to mobile apps
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:31:38 GMT

The social network wants developers to use its tools to make mobile apps, while also integrating its service along the way.

Samsung enables 1-click purchases for app store
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:15:05 GMT

Smartphone giant now lets users pay via their phone bills. No credit card necessary.

The 404 Show 1,569: ApplePay double-charging, Hendo hoverboard, Breaking Bad toys (podcast)
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:05:12 GMT

Bridget Carey returns to the show to talk about ApplePay double-charging some Bank of America customers, a new Kickstarter for a company that created a working hoverboard and the recent controversy over Toys R Us selling Breaking Bad action figures.






This is how NASA banishes odors in space
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:02:04 GMT

How do space agencies keep the International Space Station from smelling like a sweaty locker room? NASA engineer Robert Frost and retired astronaut Clayton C. Anderson reveal a few secrets.






Google unveils Gmail alternative: 'Inbox'
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:24:10 GMT

Google revitalized webmail in 2004 when it debuted Gmail, and now it's trying to do it again with a new take on the old Web stalwart, called Inbox.






Pioneering procedure helps paralyzed man walk again
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:22:26 GMT

Cells harvested from a patient's nose helped return function to a damaged spinal cord. Now he is able to walk with help from ropes and guide bars.







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New Microsoft Garage Site Invites Public To Test a Wide Range of App Ideas
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:30:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Microsoft today launched a new section on its website: The Microsoft Garage is designed to give the public early access to various projects the company is testing right now. The team is kicking off with a total of 16 free consumer-facing apps, spanning Android, Android Wear, iOS, Windows Phone, Windows, and even the Xbox One. Microsoft Garage is still going to be everything it has been so far, but Microsoft has simply decided it's time for the public to get involved too: You can now test the wild projects the company's employees dream up.

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Will Fiber-To-the-Home Create a New Digital Divide?
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:04:00 GMT

First time accepted submitter dkatana writes Having some type of fiber or high-speed cable connectivity is normal for many of us, but in most developing countries of the world and many areas of Europe, the US, and other developed countries, access to "super-fast" broadband networks is still a dream. This is creating another "digital divide." Not having the virtually unlimited bandwidth of all-fiber networks means that, for these populations, many activities are simply not possible. For example, broadband provided over all-fiber networks brings education, healthcare, and other social goods into the home through immersive, innovative applications and services that are impossible without it. Alternatives to fiber, such as cable (DOCSYS 3.0), are not enough, and they could be more expensive in the long run. The maximum speed a DOCSYS modem can achieve is 171/122 Mbit/s (using four channels), just a fraction the 273 Gbit/s (per channel) already reached on fiber.

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Oldest Human Genome Reveals When Our Ancestors Mixed With Neanderthals
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:03:00 GMT

sciencehabit writes DNA recovered from a femur bone in Siberia belongs to a man who lived 45,000 years ago, according to a new study. His DNA was so well preserved that scientists were able to sequence his entire genome, making his the oldest complete modern human genome on record. Like present-day Europeans and Asians, the man has about 2% Neanderthal DNA. But his Neanderthal genes are clumped together in long strings, as opposed to chopped up into fragments, indicating that he lived not long after the two groups swapped genetic material. The man likely lived 7000 to 13,000 years after modern humans and Neanderthals mated, dating the mixing to 52,000 to 58,000 years ago, the researchers conclude. That's a much smaller window than the previous best estimate of 37,000 to 86,000 years ago.

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Two Exocomet Families Found Around Baby Star System
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:10:00 GMT

astroengine writes Scientists have found two families of comets in the developing Beta Pictoris star system, located about 64 million light-years from Earth, including one group that appears to be remnants of a smashed-up protoplanet. The discovery bolsters our theoretical understanding of the violent processes that led to the formation of Earth and the other terrestrial planets in the solar system. "If you look back at the solar system when it was only 22 million years old, you might have seen phenomena that's a like more like what's happening in Beta Pic," astrophysicist Aki Roberge, with NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., told Discovery News.

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Will the Google Car Turn Out To Be the Apple Newton of Automobiles?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes The better question may be whether it will ever be ready for the road at all? The car has fewer capabilities than most people seem to be aware of. The notion that it will be widely available any time soon is a stretch. From the article: "Noting that the Google car might not be able to handle an unmapped traffic light might sound like a cynical game of 'gotcha.' But MIT roboticist John Leonard says it goes to the heart of why the Google car project is so daunting. 'While the probability of a single driver encountering a newly installed traffic light is very low, the probability of at least one driver encountering one on a given day is very high,' Leonard says. The list of these 'rare' events is practically endless, said Leonard, who does not expect a full self-driving car in his lifetime (he’s 49)."

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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes As many expected, Michigan Governor Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling cars directly to buyers online in the state. When asked what Tesla's next step will be, Diarmuid O'Connell, vice president of business development, said it was unclear if the company would file a lawsuit. "We do take at their word the representations from the governor that he supports a robust debate in the upcoming session," O'Connell said. "We've entered an era where you can buy products and services with much greater value than a car by going online."

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Michigan Latest State To Ban Direct Tesla Sales
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:46:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes As many expected, Michigan Governor Michigan Governor Rick Snyder signed a bill that bans Tesla Motors from selling cars directly to buyers online in the state. When asked what Tesla's next step will be, Diarmuid O'Connell, vice president of business development, said it was unclear if the company would file a lawsuit. "We do take at their word the representations from the governor that he supports a robust debate in the upcoming session," O'Connell said. "We've entered an era where you can buy products and services with much greater value than a car by going online."

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BitTorrent Performance Test: Sync Is Faster Than Google Drive, OneDrive, Dropbox
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:03:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes Now that its file synchronization tool has received a few updates, BitTorrent is going on the offensive against cloud-based storage services by showing off just how fast BitTorrent Sync can be. More specifically, the company conducted a test that shows Sync destroys Google Drive, Microsoft's OneDrive, and Dropbox. The company transferred a 1.36 GB MP4 video clip between two Apple MacBook Pros using two Apple Thunderbolt to Gigabit Ethernet Adapters, the Time.gov site as a real-time clock, and the Internet connection at its headquarters (1 Gbps up/down). The timer started when the file transfer was initiated and then stopped once the file was fully synced and downloaded onto the receiving machine. Sync performed 8x faster than Google Drive, 11x faster than OneDrive, and 16x faster than Dropbox.

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Deutsche Telecom Upgrades T-Mobile 2G Encryption In US
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:25:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes T-Mobile, a major wireless carrier in the U.S. and subsidiary of German Deutsche Telecom, is hardening the encryption on its 2G cellular network in the U.S., reports the Washington Post. According to Cisco, 2G cellular calls still account for 13% of calls in the US and 68% of wireless calls worldwide. T-Mobile's upgrades will bring the encryption of older and inexpensive 2G GSM phone signals in the US up to par with that of more expensive 3G and 4G handsets. Parent company Deutsche Telecom had announced a similar upgrade of its German 2G network after last year's revelations of NSA surveillance. 2G is still important not only for that 13 percent of calls, but because lots of connected devices rely on it, or will, even while the 2G clock is ticking. The "internet of things" focuses on cheap and ubiquitous, and in the U.S. that still means 2G, but lots of things that might be connected that way are ones you'd like to be encrypted.

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The Classic Control Panel In Windows May Be Gone
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:44:00 GMT

jones_supa writes In Windows 8, there was an arrangement of two settings applications: the Control Panel for the desktop and the PC Settings app in the Modern UI side. With Windows 10, having the two different applications has started to look even more awkward, which has been voiced loud and clear in the feedback too. Thus, the work at Microsoft to unify the settings programs has begun. The traditional Control Panel is being transformed to something temporarily called "zPC Settings" (sic), which is a Modern UI app that melts together the current two settings applications.

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Judge Says EA Battlefield 4 Execs Engaged In "Puffery," Not Fraud
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 20:04:00 GMT

DemonOnIce writes with a story, as reported by Ars Technica, that a federal judge in San Francisco has dismissed a proposed securities fraud class action lawsuit connected to Battlefield 4's bungled rollout. From the report: EA and several top executives were sued in December and were accused of duping investors with their public statements and concealing issues with the first-person shooter game. The suit claimed executives were painting too rosy of a picture surrounding what ultimately would be Battlefield 4's disastrous debut on various gaming consoles beginning last October, including the next-generation Xbox One. But US District Judge Susan Illston of San Francisco said their comments about EA and the first-person shooter game were essentially protected corporate speak. "The Court agrees with defendants that all of the purported misstatements are inactionable statements of opinion, corporate optimism, or puffery," Illston ruled Monday.

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Microsoft, Ask.com, Oracle Latest To Be Sued Over No-Poach Deal
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:23:00 GMT

itwbennett (1594911) writes Oracle, Microsoft and Ask.com are facing suits alleging that they conspired to restrict hiring of staff. The suits appear to refer to a memo that names a large number of companies that allegedly had special arrangements with Google to prevent poaching of staff and was filed as an exhibit on May 17, 2013 in another class action suit over hiring practices. The former employees filing lawsuits against Microsoft, Ask.com and Oracle have asked that the cases be assigned to Judge Koh as there were similarities with the case against Google, Apple and others — and it maybe doesn't hurt that Judge Koh thought the $324.5 million settlement in that case was too low.

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6,000 Year Old Temple Unearthed In Ukraine
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:01:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes A massive archaeological dig of an ancient Ukrainian village first begun in 2009 has yielded a discovery that I sort of hope ends up inspiring a video game: a massive, scary-sounding temple. From the article: "Inside the temple, archaeologists found the remains of eight clay platforms, which may have been used as altars, the finds suggested. A platform on the upper floor contains "numerous burnt bones of lamb, associated with sacrifice," write Burdo and Videiko, of the Institute of Archaeology of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. The floors and walls of all five rooms on the upper floor were "decorated by red paint, which created [a] ceremonial atmosphere."Maybe this is what Putin has been after.

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FTDI Reportedly Bricking Devices Using Competitors' Chips.
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:42:00 GMT

janoc writes It seems that chipmaker FTDI has started an outright war on cloners of their popular USB bridge chips. At first the clones stopped working with the official drivers, and now they are being intentionally bricked, rendering the device useless. The problem? These chips are incredibly popular and used in many consumer products. Are you sure yours doesn't contain a counterfeit one before you plug it in? Hackaday says, "It’s very hard to tell the difference between the real and fake versions by looking at the package, but a look at the silicon reveals vast differences. The new driver for the FT232 exploits these differences, reprogramming it so it won’t work with existing drivers. It’s a bold strategy to cut down on silicon counterfeiters on the part of FTDI. A reasonable company would go after the manufacturers of fake chips, not the consumers who are most likely unaware they have a fake chip."

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Google Announces Inbox, a New Take On Email Organization
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:00:00 GMT

Z80xxc! writes: The Gmail team announced "Inbox" this morning, a new way to manage email. Inbox is email, but organized differently. Messages are grouped into "bundles" of similar types. "Highlights" pull out and display key information from messages, and messages can be "snoozed" to come back later as a reminder. Inbox is invite-only right now, and you can email inbox@google.com to request an invite.

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Astronomers Find Brightest Pulsar Ever Observed
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:17:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Astronomers using the Chandra X-ray Observatory and the NuSTAR satellite have discovered a pulsar so bright that it challenges how scientists think pulsars work. While observing galaxy M82 in hopes of spotting supernovae, the researchers found an unexpected source of X-rays very close to the galaxy's core. It was near another source, thought to be a black hole. But the new one was pulsing, which black holes don't do. The trouble is that according to known pulsar models, it's about 100 times brighter than the calculated limits to its luminosity (abstract). Researchers used a different method to figure out its mass, and the gap shrank, but it's still too bright to fit their theories.

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Raspberry Pi Founder Demos Touchscreen Display For DIY Kits
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:34:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Over 4 million Raspberry Pis have been sold so far, and now founder Eben Upton has shown off a touchscreen display panel that's designed to work with it. It's a 7" panel, roughly tablet sized, but slightly thicker. "With the incoming touchscreen panel The Pi Foundation is clearly hoping to keep stoking the creative fires that have helped drive sales of the Pi by slotting another piece of DIY hardware into the mix." Upton also discussed the Model A+ Raspberry Pi board — an updated version they'll be announcing soon.

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Shooting At Canadian Parliament
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:55:00 GMT

CBC reports that a man pulled up to the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, got out of his car, and shot a soldier with a rifle. The Memorial is right next to the Canadian Parliament buildings. A shooter (reportedly the same one, but unconfirmed) also approached Parliament and got inside before he was shot and killed. "Scott Walsh, who was working on Parliament Hill, said ... the man hopped over the stone fence that surrounds Parliament Hill, with his gun forcing someone out of their car. He then drove to the front doors of Parliament and fired at least two shots, Walsh said." Canadian government officials were quickly evacuated from the building, while the search continues for further suspects. This comes a day after Canada raised its domestic terrorism threat level. Most details of the situation are still unconfirmed -- CBC has live video coverage here. They have confirmed that there was a second shooting at the Rideau Center, a shopping mall nearby.

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Shooting At Canadian Parliament
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:55:00 GMT

CBC reports that a man pulled up to the War Memorial in downtown Ottawa, got out of his car, and shot a soldier with a rifle. The Memorial is right next to the Canadian Parliament buildings. A shooter (reportedly the same one, but unconfirmed) also approached Parliament and got inside before he was shot and killed. "Scott Walsh, who was working on Parliament Hill, said ... the man hopped over the stone fence that surrounds Parliament Hill, with his gun forcing someone out of their car. He then drove to the front doors of Parliament and fired at least two shots, Walsh said." Canadian government officials were quickly evacuated from the building, while the search continues for further suspects. This comes a day after Canada raised its domestic terrorism threat level. Most details of the situation are still unconfirmed -- CBC has live video coverage here. They have confirmed that there was a second shooting at the Rideau Center, a shopping mall nearby.

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What It Took For SpaceX To Become a Serious Space Company
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:47:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The Atlantic has a nice profile of SpaceX's rise to prominence — how a private startup managed to successfully compete with industry giants like Boeing in just a decade of existence. "Regardless of its inspirations, the company was forced to adopt a prosaic initial goal: Make a rocket at least 10 times cheaper than is possible today. Until it can do that, neither flowers nor people can go to Mars with any economy. With rocket technology, Musk has said, "you're really left with one key parameter against which technology improvements must be judged, and that's cost." SpaceX currently charges $61.2 million per launch. Its cost-per-kilogram of cargo to low-earth orbit, $4,653, is far less than the $14,000 to $39,000 offered by its chief American competitor, the United Launch Alliance. Other providers often charge $250 to $400 million per launch; NASA pays Russia $70 million per astronaut to hitch a ride on its three-person Soyuz spacecraft. SpaceX's costs are still nowhere near low enough to change the economics of space as Musk and his investors envision, but they have a plan to do so (of which more later)."

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Software Glitch Caused 911 Outage For 11 Million People
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:05:00 GMT

HughPickens.com writes: Brian Fung reports at the Washington Post that earlier this year emergency services went dark for over six hours for more than 11 million people across seven states. "The outage may have gone unnoticed by some, but for the more than 6,000 people trying to reach help, April 9 may well have been the scariest time of their lives." In a 40-page report (PDF), the FCC found that an entirely preventable software error was responsible for causing 911 service to drop. "It could have been prevented. But it was not," the FCC's report reads. "The causes of this outage highlight vulnerabilities of networks as they transition from the long-familiar methods of reaching 911 to [Internet Protocol]-supported technologies." On April 9, the software responsible for assigning the identifying code to each incoming 911 call maxed out at a pre-set limit; the counter literally stopped counting at 40 million calls. As a result, the routing system stopped accepting new calls, leading to a bottleneck and a series of cascading failures elsewhere in the 911 infrastructure. Adm. David Simpson, the FCC's chief of public safety and homeland security, says having a single backup does not provide the kind of reliability that is ideal for 911. "Miami is kind of prone to hurricanes. Had a hurricane come at the same time [as the multi-state outage], we would not have had that failover, perhaps. So I think there needs to be more [distribution of 911 capabilities]."

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Windows 0-Day Exploited In Ongoing Attacks
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:23:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: Microsoft is warning users about a new Windows zero-day vulnerability that is being actively exploited in the wild and is primarily a risk to users on servers and workstations that open documents with embedded OLE objects. The vulnerability is currently being exploited via PowerPoint files. These specially crafted files contain a malicious OLE (Object Linking and Embedding) object. This is not the first time a vulnerability in OLE has been exploited by cybercriminals, however most previous OLE vulnerabilities have been limited to specific older versions of the Windows operating system. What makes this vulnerability dangerous is that it affects the latest fully patched versions of Windows.

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DHS Investigates 24 Potentially Lethal IoT Medical Devices
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:39:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: In the wake of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent recommendations to strengthen security on net-connected medical devices, the Department of Homeland Security is launching an investigation into 24 cases of potential cybersecurity vulnerabilities in hospital equipment and personal medical devices. Independent security researcher Billy Rios submitted proof-of-concept evidence to the FDA indicating that it would be possible for a hacker to force infusion pumps to fatally overdose a patient. Though the complete range of devices under investigation has not been disclosed, it is reported that one of them is an "implantable heart device." William Maisel, chief scientist at the FDA's Center for Devices and Radiological Health, said, "The conventional wisdom in the past was that products only had to be protected from unintentional threats. Now they also have to be protected from intentional threats too."

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Hungary To Tax Internet Traffic
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:57:00 GMT

An anonymous reader writes: The Hungarian government has announced a new tax on internet traffic: 150 HUF ($0.62 USD) per gigabyte. In Hungary, a monthly internet subscription costs around 4,000-10,000 HUF ($17-$41), so it could really put a constraint on different service providers, especially for streaming media. This kind of tax could set back the country's technological development by some 20 years — to the pre-internet age. As a side note, the Hungarian government's budget is running at a serious deficit. The internet tax is officially expected to bring in about 20 billion HUF in income, though a quick look at the BIX (Budapest Internet Exchange) and a bit of math suggests a better estimate of the income would probably be an order of magnitude higher.

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Xerox Alto Source Code Released To Public
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:15:00 GMT

zonker writes: In 1970, the Xerox Corporation established the Palo Alto Research Center (PARC) with the goal to develop an "architecture of information" and lay the groundwork for future electronic office products. The pioneering Alto project that began in 1972 invented or refined many of the fundamental hardware and software ideas upon which our modern devices are based, including raster displays, mouse pointing devices, direct-manipulation user interfaces, windows and menus, the first WYSIWYG word processor, and Ethernet. The first Altos were built as research prototypes. By the fall of 1976 PARC's research was far enough along that a Xerox product group started to design products based on their prototypes. Ultimately, ~1,500 were built and deployed throughout the Xerox Corporation, as well as at universities and other sites. The Alto was never sold as a product but its legacy served as inspiration for the future. With the permission of the Palo Alto Research Center, the Computer History Museum is pleased to make available, for non-commercial use only, snapshots of Alto source code, executables, documentation, font files, and other files from 1975 to 1987. The files are organized by the original server on which they resided at PARC that correspond to files that were restored from archive tapes. An interesting look at retro-future.

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published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:09:47 GMT
Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:13:51 GMT

Mark Zuckerberg Speaks Mandarin, Blows Everyone’s Mind

Think you're too busy to learn another language? Well, you're not the CEO of a $205 billion company, and apparently, even this rather demanding job leaves plenty of time to learn some serious Mandarin.

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China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Vows to Move Online Services Overseas
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:30:43 GMT

China Smartphone Maker Xiaomi Vows to Move Online Services Overseas

In a move that could show the way forward for many Chinese companies hoping to compete in the worldwide tech market, China's largest smartphone manufacturer, Xiaomi, says it will shift its online services to machines running outside the country.

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Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:02:52 GMT

Our First Look at Android Lollipop and the New Nexus Devices

We had our first hands-on demo of Google's new version of its Android operating system, Lollipop, this week running on a pair of Nexus devices, the Nexus 6 and Nexus 9. Here's what we thought.

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The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:08:09 GMT

The Urban Bike You Fold Up With a Kick of Your Leg

Folding bikes are a compromise. They’re a breeze to store in a studio apartment or at an office. They’re easy to take on public transportation, and you don’t have to leave them outside and trust your U-lock will deter thieves. For all that versatility, the ride quality typically suffers—tiny wheels and uneven weight distribution make […]

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Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 18:07:04 GMT

Apple Pay and the Mobile Wallet Tipping Point: It Will Come Down to the Retail Experience

Since Apple unveiled Apple Pay, the response suggests that it may represent a quantum leap towards the tipping point in the adoption of mobile wallets. The common expectation is that Apple will move the needle in getting a wide swath of consumers to TRY mobile payments. But is it a fool’s errand to expect that […]

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Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:15:54 GMT

Twitter’s Audacious Plan to Infiltrate All Your Apps

Twitter's new software development kit, Fabric, is the company's foundation for transforming a business based purely on a single product—Tweets!—into a diversified service aimed at every person and company that makes mobile apps.

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Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:10:54 GMT

Forget Cheetah Blades. This Prosthetic Socket Is a Real Breakthrough

Infinite Socket brings modern technology and thoughtful design to bear on a long-ignored pain point.

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Gmail’s New App ‘Inbox’ Is Your Personal Email Assistant
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:00:27 GMT

Gmail’s New App ‘Inbox’ Is Your Personal Email Assistant

Email is awful. It's a mess. It's overwhelming. That's why today, Google's Gmail team is releasing a new email personal assistant app to help you manage it all.

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How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:27:19 GMT

How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate

“It’s all about the cloud.”  We hear or see that phrase in meetings, presentations, email pitches, articles — constantly. Aside from the trend, cloud in the federal government is fueled by three essential trends: Agencies are seeking a Cloud First approach in their new technology investments;  They need to do more with existing or fewer resources; and, Government leaders have a desire […]

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Where Is Your Homework Grade Now?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:23:48 GMT

Where Is Your Homework Grade Now?

This app solves math equations just by looking at them. And no, it's probably not going to make us dumber.

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Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:06:07 GMT

Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself

The Ebola epidemic in Africa looks likely to continue for months more, and it's possible that another traveler might make it to the United States, either covertly or innocently. If so, let's try to keep our Ebolanoia under control.

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Re-imagining a Megalopolis
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:25:17 GMT

Re-imagining a Megalopolis

Untangling a knot of urban problems in the worlds sixth largest city.

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Startup Aims to Remake Computer Security for the Cloud Age
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:00:42 GMT

Startup Aims to Remake Computer Security for the Cloud Age

Steve Herrod was there for the rise of Nicira, the Silicon Valley startup that reinvented the way we build computer networks and then sold itself to tech giant VMware for $1.26 billion. He was VMware’s chief technology officer at the time, one of the driving forces behind this massive deal, and after leaving VMware for […]

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An Elevated Park That Makes NYC’s High Line Look Tiny
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:51 GMT

An Elevated Park That Makes NYC’s High Line Look Tiny

This new design could help revitalize a major area of Washington, D.C.

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Nintendo’s New 3DS XL Isn’t a Huge Upgrade, But It Will Be Eventually
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:48 GMT

Nintendo’s New 3DS XL Isn’t a Huge Upgrade, But It Will Be Eventually

Nintendo's new 3DS is certainly an upgrade. But we won't really know for a while how much of an upgrade it is.

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The Most Beautiful Products for Unwinding After Your Work Is Done
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:41 GMT

The Most Beautiful Products for Unwinding After Your Work Is Done

In the slideshow above, we've includedeverything from the perfect chef's knife to aridiculouslycomfortable couch. Now allyou have to do is enjoy.

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How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:37 GMT

How Building a Black Hole for Interstellar Led to an Amazing Scientific Discovery

Kip Thorne looks into the black hole he helped create and thinks, “Why, of course. That's what it would do.”

This particular black hole is a simulation of unprecedented accuracy. It appears to spin at nearly the speed of light, dragging bits of the universe along with it. (That's gravity for you; relativity is superweird.) In theory it was once a star, but instead of fading or exploding, it collapsed like a failed soufflé into a tiny point of inescapable singularity. A glowing ring orbiting the spheroidal maelstrom seems to curve over the top and below the bottom simultaneously.

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Dyson Unveils a Humidifier That Also Kills Bacteria
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:31 GMT

Dyson Unveils a Humidifier That Also Kills Bacteria

Dyson introduced its first bladeless fan five years ago. At the time, its “Air Multiplier” technology was a little bit mind-boggling. The fan replaced blades with a smartly-designed air loop that used aerodynamics to turn a thin stream of air into a full-blown breeze. Since then, that same technology has been applied to heaters, hand […]

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A Bluetooth Speaker for People Who Hate Bluetooth Speakers
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:26 GMT

A Bluetooth Speaker for People Who Hate Bluetooth Speakers

Bowers & Wilkins has released a few AirPlay and dock-style speakers for Apple’s iDevices in the past, but the new Bluetooth T7 will be the first platform-agnostic wireless speaker in its lineup.

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Letter From the Editor: Confronting a New Breed of Internet Horror
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:25 GMT

Letter From the Editor: Confronting a New Breed of Internet Horror

Traffic in Bacoor, one of the Manila suburbs where low-wage workers have moderated Internet comments for US firms. Moises Saman/MAGNUM I haven't watched any of the ISIS beheading videos, and I don't plan to. At this writing there have been four, depicting the decapitations of two journalists, an aid worker, and a tourist. As The […]

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Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:21 GMT

Software That Can Measure Your Athleticism Just by Watching You Jump

What can you tell from a jump? Quite a bit, according to Sparta Performance Science, the Menlo Park, California, athletics-lab-meets-software-startup that developed the tech.

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Drool Over the Workshop Manuals for 7 Classic Marvel Vehicles
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:20 GMT

Drool Over the Workshop Manuals for 7 Classic Marvel Vehicles

Anyone who's ever owned a used car knows the peculiar joy of cracking open a Haynes Guides, that familiar book of design schematics and technical information that was available for just about every auto model you can think of. Insight Editions must know that joy as well, because they've just published what might be the greatest Haynes Guide of all time: Alex Irvine's Marvel Vehicles Owner's Workshop Manual.

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How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 10:30:19 GMT

How Everything from the Super Bowl to Sizzling Fajitas Manipulates You With Sound

The Super Bowl isn’t just a game, it’s a cinematic experience. Minutes before kickoff, trumpets blare, as though armies were charging towards each other for a clash. During the game, sounds herald the appearance of onscreen statistics and instant replays. Depending on your reason for watching the game, the signature tune that segues to a commercial break […]

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A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:00:59 GMT

A Velvet Worm Named for Totoro

This velvet worm is so cute it's named for Totoro. Too bad it's a slime-spewing killer.

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Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 18:38:03 GMT

Google Acquires Cloud Database Company Firebase

Google announced today that it is acquiring cloud hosted database company Firebase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Google will continue to offer Firebase’s services as part of its Google Cloud Platform line. “If you’re a developer who has built an app on top of Firebase, nothing will change for you and you […]

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Tyga Disses Drake by Calling Him "Fake," Sets the Record Straight on Kylie Jenner Dating Rumors
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:30:48 GMT

Drake, TygaOoooh, shots fired! Tyga came into the game as part of Young Money Entertainment and Cash Money Records, but during an interview with Vibe magazine, the rapper admitted he's...

Elizabeth Hurley Gets in the Disney Spirit During Mother-Son London Outing—See the Pic!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:04:53 GMT

Elizabeth Hurley, TwitterWho says you need to visit the theme parks to experience a little Disney magic? Elizabeth Hurley headed to Harrods, a luxury department store, Tuesday afternoon to enjoy a little time...

Duggars Support Pro-Life Political Candidates With "Faith, Family, Freedom" Bus Tour—See the Pics!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:39:23 GMT

Anna Duggar, InstagramThe Duggars are on the road! The famous reality family have opted to join in on a statewide "Faith, Family, Freedom" bus tour that launched on Monday to promote political...

Eddie Redmayne Is a Fashion Hero, Saves Felicity Jones From Major Wardrobe Malfunction
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:28:39 GMT

Eddie Redmayne, Felicity Jones Eddie Redmayne is a sartorial superhero! (Not to mention a quick-thinking gentleman. That Hannah Bagshawe is a lucky lady.) The star of The Theory of Everythingswooped in and saved...

First Official Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer Is Here Early After Grainy Version Leaks Online—Watch Now!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:09:14 GMT

Avengers TrailerWell that was fast! Less than 24 hours after a grainy preview for Avengers: Age of Ultron was leaked online, Marvel has surprised fans with the official movie trailer. Guess we...

Lady Antebellum Talks Parenthood—Is Charles Kelly Feeling the Pressure to Have Kids? Watch!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:03:57 GMT

Lady AntebellumEver wondered who's the biggest diva in Lady Antebellum?! Well, you're in luck! Because the country music group stopped by E! News on Wednesday to dish about their latest album...

Anne Hathaway's Very Embarrassing Night at Matthew McConaughey's House
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT

Matthew McConaughey, Anne HathawayIf only there were cameras rolling when Anne Hathaway once went to Matthew McConaughey's house for a party. It would have been perfect for Punk'd or Candid Camera. At...

Breaking Down That Shocking The 100 Season 2 Premiere—What. Just. Happened?!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:00:00 GMT

The 100, Eliza Taylor Can't breathe? Speechless? That light-headed feeling you have right about now? You can thank The 100's executive producer Jason Rothenberg for all of that. The mad genius behind...

Britney Spears Is Now Making Even More Money for Her Las Vegas Shows—Find Out How Much!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:44:26 GMT

Britney SpearsBritney Spears is making some serious money. No, for real. The pop princess already made headlines after scoring a Las Vegas residency last year and inking nearly $30 million for two...

Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle Says Young Women Should Be Excused From Juries So They Can "Go Back on Tinder"
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:31:34 GMT

Fox NewsWho has time to fulfill one's civic duty when there's all that online dating to be done? Once again, a joke told on Fox News' The Fivefell flat as a pancake, with this...

Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett Calls Leaked Tape a "Straight Setup," Says She's "More on Hank's Team" Now
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:30:21 GMT

Kendra Wilkinson Kendra Wilkinson-Baskett is fired up! After audio tapes were released that seemed to confirm her husband Hank Baskett cheated on her with a transsexual woman, the Kendra on Top star is...

Nikki Bella Does Girls' Night in a Bentley, Ariane Attends Runway Event & More—See the Latest Total Divas Pics!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:54:59 GMT

Total DivasIn recent Total Divas news, Nikki Bella glammed it up for ladies night, putting on her Christian Louboutin heels before cruising out on the town in a Bentley! Her sister Brie Bella went out for...

Exes Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin Grab Dinner Together in Los Angeles
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:54:56 GMT

Gwyneth Paltrow, Chris MartinWell, things are still fine and dandy between Gwyneth Paltrow and Chris Martin—in case there was ever any question otherwise. The two exes continue to show an amicable front after...

Jennifer Lawrence Pays More Than $7 Million for L.A. Bachelorette Pad
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:36:34 GMT

Jennifer Lawrence, HouseThere's no place like home—especially when it's this incredible bachelorette pad! Jennifer Lawrence dropped seven figures on a luxe new Los Angeles home E! News exclusively...

Kim Kardashian Says Daughter North West Will Have to "Work for What She Wants" as She Gets Older
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:27:20 GMT

Kim Kardashian, North WestNorth West is going to work hard for the money! That's what Kim Kardashian is hoping for as her daughter continues to grow up in the public eye. In a new interview with...

Katie Holmes Shares Her Quirkiest Beauty Tips—Watch Now!
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:20:00 GMT

Katie Holmes Actress Katie Holmes has a few beauty tips for moms-on-the-move. And, we have to admit—they're a little out there. E! News recently caught up with the actress during a photo...

Beyoncé and Jay Z Better Than Ever?! Couple House Hunt in Paris, Reportedly Renew Their Vows—Get the Scoop!
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:59:20 GMT

Beyonce, Jay ZIt looks like any and all speculation surrounding Beyonc and Jay Z's marriage being on the rocks can take a backseat now, thanks. The famous couple seem to be doing better than...

Elizabeth Pea Died of Cirrhosis Due to Alcohol, According to Death Certificate
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:51:58 GMT

Elizabeth PenaElizabeth Pea suffered in silence. The 55-year-old actress' death on Oct. 14 was caused by cirrhosis of the liver due to alcohol, according to the death certificate obtained...

Eli Manning and More NFL Players Star in Mariska Hargitay's New Anti-Domestic Violence PSA: Watch Now!
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:39:44 GMT

Eli ManningEli Manning, Mark Herzlich, Antonio Gates, James Trash are more current and former NFL players are starring in a new anti-domestic violence PSA. The recently released clip, which was...

Taylor Swift Reveals Full 1989 Track List! Plus, Check Out the Lion King Mashup With Out of the Woods
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:26:47 GMT

Taylor SwiftAfter days of teasing us with bits and pieces of songs from her upcoming album, Taylor Swift has finally revealed her entire track list for 1989! Earlier today she posted an image of the...


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Canadian PM: Ottawa war memorial, Parliament shootings were terrorism
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:45:12 -0400

"Canada will never be intimidated," Prime Minister Stephen Harper vows after gunman kills soldier, storms Parliament building in Ottawa

Sergeant-at-arms hailed as hero in Ottawa shooting
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:48:28 -0400

Government officials say former police officer Kevin Vickers fatally shot the gunman who had killed a soldier and stormed Parliament

More scrutiny for Japanese maker of defective air bags
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:40:14 -0400

The devices manufactured by Takata are said to be responsible for at least four deaths and 30 injuries

Ben Bradlee: The "60 Minutes" interview
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:27:48 -0400

The late Washington Post editor, who led the newspaper's Watergate coverage, told Mike Wallace that President Nixon put him "on the map"

Royals bounce back, beat Giants to even World Series
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 04:34:47 -0400

Kansas City regains spunk that's marked team's postseason run, topping San Francisco 7-2 and tying series at game apiece

AP: NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told to testify in Ray Rice appeal
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:31:07 -0400

At issue: What Rice told Goodell in June about the former Pro Bowl running back hitting his then-fiancee in an elevator

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:47:27 -0400

White House briefly on lockdown after man jumps North Lawn fence and is subdued by agents and guard dogs

Cameraman cleared of Ebola leaves hospital
published: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:04:35 -0400

"I'm walking out of the hospital on my own power, free from Ebola," said Ashoka Mukpo as he left the Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit

Ottawa shootings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:34:30 -0400

After a Canadian soldier was shot and wounded, gunfire was exchanged in and around the Canadian Parliament building in Ottawa

Dallas hospital had poor emergency room performance before Ebola case
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:09:56 -0400

Records show the emergency room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas failed to meet national patient safety and quality standards

How would NYC handle a nuclear explosion?
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:33:01 -0400

The city's Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a nuclear explosion in Times Square

Blackwater guards found guilty in Baghdad mass shootings
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 16:11:08 -0400

The deadly 2007 shootings triggered an international uproar over the role of defense contractors in urban warfare

Worrisome chemical may lurk in cash register receipts
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:25:52 -0400

Study says BPA, a controversial chemical found in many plastics, has been linked to a range of health concerns

Another death knell for the middle class
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:14:02 -0400

The American middle class is poorer than anytime since the 1940s, thanks to rising inequality

Massive scope of academic fraud at UNC revealed
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 17:32:51 -0400

Report finds thousands of students received artificially inflated grades in what an investigator called a "shadow curriculum"

Report: Autopsy shows Michael Brown had close-range wound to his hand
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:49:57 -0400

One medical examiner tells St. Louis Post-Dispatch the autopsy report indicates a "significant altercation at the car" was likely

Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 02:07:31 -0400

The "Guru of Glamour," whose fashions adorned royalty, first ladies and film stars, died at the age of 82

Some Apple Pay users charged twice for purchases
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 22:43:43 -0400

A billing glitch involving Bank of America debit cards marked an early hiccup for the mobile payment service launched Monday

"One of the weirdest dinosaurs" ever discovered
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:15:30 -0400

Hump-backed, big-bellied dinosaur looked kind of like Star Wars' Jar Jar Binks

Man who faked coma for 2 years exposed by supermarket camera
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 19:45:14 -0400

Judge calls British man accused of stealing $64,000 "a very accomplished and determined actor"

​Renee Zellweger responds to buzz about her appearance
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:59:12 -0400

See what the 45-year-old actress had to say about Internet chatter surrounding her latest look

Cuba's classic cars
published: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:00:09 -0400

Antique American cars are a vital part of Havana's tourism industry

King Tut mummy scans reveal clues to what ailed ancient pharaohs
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:49:44 -0400

Scientists gain new understanding of health condition that may have plagued ancient Egyptian royalty

Do you rent and own a pet? It could soon get pricier
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 15:17:35 -0400

Pet deposits have been around for a while, but now landlords have figured out a new way to get more money out of pet-owning tenants

How to watch partial solar eclipse Thursday
published: Tue, 21 Oct 2014 20:01:44 -0400

Here's when and where to experience this rare cosmic event -- and how to do it safely

Unsafe, recalled dietary supplements still being sold
published: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:20:36 -0400

Years after safety recalls, many supplements still contain potentially dangerous ingredients