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Samsung says Microsoft deal invites 'charges of collusion': filing

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Samsung logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Dan Levine (Reuters) - Samsung said its collaboration with Microsoft on Windows phones raised antitrust problems once Microsoft completed its acquisition of Nokia's handset business, according to a court filing. The filing late on Thursday stems from Microsoft Corp's lawsuit accusing Samsung Electronics Co Ltd of breaching a business collaboration agreement. The lawsuit, filed earlier this year in a New York federal court, says South Korean smartphone company Samsung still owes $6.9 million in interest on more than $1 billion in patent royalties it delayed paying. ...


UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO: court

The falling price of Facebook's stock is seen on a screen reflected in the window of the Nasdaq building in New YorkBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. appeals court rejected UBS AG's bid to force Nasdaq OMX Group Inc to arbitrate a dispute over the exchange operator's alleged "catastrophic mismanagement" of Facebook Inc's $16 billion initial public offering. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook shares did not entitle the Swiss bank to arbitration, in its effort to recoup more than $350 million of losses. ...


Pirate Bay co-founder sentenced to 42 months in jail in Denmark

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, the co-founder of Pirate bay, is pictured in StockholmCOPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A co-founder of the Swedish file-sharing website The Pirate Bay was sentenced on Friday to three and a half years in prison, in what the prosecutor called Denmark's biggest-ever hacking case. Gottfrid Warg, 30, also known under his hacker alias "Anakata", was found guilty of hacking into the mainframe of IT provider CSC in Denmark, accessing the Danish Civil Registration System and local police's criminal register in 2012. When sentencing, the Court of Frederiksberg in Copenhagen said the attack was systematic, intensive and took place over a long period of time. ...


Leaner Sony gains smartphone lift despite its own mobile malaise

Pedestrians are reflected in a logo of Sony Corp outside its showroom in TokyoBy Sophie Knight TOKYO (Reuters) - Sony Corp posted a smaller than expected second-quarter operating loss on Friday, hailed by its finance chief as proof that the Japanese group's restructuring program is paying off. The company said the reduced operating loss was due in part to rising sales of image sensors to smartphone manufacturers, though the poor showing from its own Xperia phones weighed heavily on results. ...


Samsung Electronics seeks China comeback with first metallic smartphones

File picture of a man walking out of Samsung Electronics' headquarters in SeoulBy Se Young Lee SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled two mid-tier handsets with a premium design as it prepared to deliver a riposte to its low-priced Chinese rivals and reclaim its title as the top brand in the world's biggest smartphone market. Samsung's smartphone woes began late last year and persisted through July-September, with its global market share down on year for the third straight quarter and its profit scraping at a three-year low. ...


Tencent teams up with IBM to offer business software over the cloud

Visitors use phones underneath of logo of Tencent at Global Mobile Internet Conference in BeijingBEIJING (Reuters) - Tencent Holdings Ltd said on Friday it would collaborate with International Business Machines Corp (IBM) on a new cloud software business for corporate customers, a marked departure for one of the dominant forces in China's consumer Internet industry. Best known for its popular WeChat messaging app and its online games rather than business software, Tencent said its cloud unit would now target small and medium enterprises in the healthcare and "smart city" industries. ...


Space tourism rocket crash stirs mixed emotions

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)The explosion of Virgin Galactic's passenger rocket ship is stirring up mixed emotions as scientists and others involved in the space industry wait for more details on what happened over the Mojave Desert on Friday.


Grumpy Cat's new movie shows she should have stayed a meme

Grumpy Cat's new movie shows she should have stayed a memeGrumpy Cat, neé Tardar Sauce, was born in 2012, and because she happens to have feline dwarfism, she has a distinctly pissed off face. Now there's a Lifetime Christmas movie! With Aubrey Plaza voicing her (which isn't altogether inappropriate, but still). You're alright.) Can any of us honestly imagine life being anything other than grump-inducing for Grumpy Cat at this point?


Lumera lets you post high-res snapshots on Instagram with one click

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Estonian man faces cyber scam charges in US

The United States District Court Southern District of New York in lower Manhattan, pictured on January 28, 2010An Estonian man accused of being part of a ring that swindled advertisers out of millions of dollars by "hijacking" online traffic was hauled before a US judge. Vladimir Tsastsin, 34, was extradited to a federal court in New York to face charges including computer intrusion, wire fraud and money laundering, according to US prosecutors. "Now that Vladimir Tsastsin has been delivered to the Southern District of New York, he can answer for his alleged role in a scheme in which he and others manipulated Internet advertising techniques and reaped at least $14 million in ill-gotten gains in the process," Manhattan US attorney Preet Bharara said in a statement, released Friday. Malicious code in infected machines could also be used to replace digital ads at legitimate websites with marketing messages that earned money for the fraudsters, according to prosecutors.


Chat with ghosts using an emoji ouija board

This is just a prototype board. The final will include even more symbols, and hopefully warn against using with jagged fingernails.You text your live friends with emoji, so why not give ghosts the same chance to use their favorite symbols to communicate? Help fund the Emouija Board to give spirits a chance to chat.>


Sign-language translator uses gesture-sensing technology

MotionSavvy's Uni shows Leap Motion's precision of capturing a signA team of deaf entrepreneurs is developing software to bridge the communication gap between hearing and hearing-impaired people.>


Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a try

Jealous you can’t get iOS 8’s awesome Handoff feature on your Android phone? Give this new app a tryOne of this year’s coolest new iOS 8 additions is Handoff, a new feature that lets you quickly move information and data between iOS devices and your Mac. While Android users can’t get this feature on their devices, they can get some of its functionalities by downloading the PPLNotify Notifications on PC & Mac app onto their Android phone. RELATED: Here’s a complete list of apps that use the awesome new Handoff feature in iOS 8 Essentially, the app lets you get all of your smartphone notifications right on your PC or Mac by delivering a small popup window on the upper-right hand side of your web browser, similar to the way that chat apps like Slack deliver notifications that someone is


Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo crashes, 1 dead

The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by the California Highway Patrol.The space plane, designed for space tourism, crashed in California's Mojave Desert. One fatality and one major injury have been confirmed by Virgin Galactic.>


Engadget Daily: Samsung's all-metal phone, a Wii U eulogy and more!

Engadget Daily: Samsung's all-metal phone, a Wii U eulogy and more!


Microsoft Band hands-on

Microsoft Band hands-on


For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to die

For just $0.99, this iPhone app that will tell you when you’re going to dieIf for some reason you really need to know when you’ll die, then the App Store’s got you covered, as Business Insider found a new $0.99 iPhone app that will guesstimate your death day for you. The Deadline app integrates with Apple’s iOS 8 Health app, to give you the answer to this rather morbid action, which means that in theory you could live longer if you better watch your health. FROM EARLIER: Apple threatened to remove the best iOS 8 widgets in the App Store… and then changed its mind “You’re going to die. Sorry, we all do eventually. I don’t want to, either,” the app’s description reads. “But, what if you knew the date of your death? Would


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Let us celebrate the world’s first web page

Let us celebrate the world’s first web pageOne of the biggest inventions of our time was made at a mind-numbingly boring Swiss headquarters of European Organization of Nuclear Research. 25 years ago, Tim Berners Lee’s idea about “a wide-area hypermedia information retrieval initiative aiming to give universal access to a large universe of documents” led to the birth of the very first web page. It is spectacularly ugly and mind-blowingly meaningful and stated curtly that “everything there is online about W3 is linked directly or indirectly to this document.” The World Wide Web was born. This ugly little collection of fewer than two dozen links is the granddaddy of everything that now consumes our lives: Twitter, Facebook, Google, BuzzFeed, etc. That ultimate government-sponsored conflagration of taxpayer money across the


Scientists can make your inner monologue audible

Scientists can make your inner monologue audible


The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk more

The US Health Department is using iBeacons to make its employees walk moreThe US Department of Health and Human Services has installed several iBeacons and other wireless transmitters throughout its headquarters building in Washington, D.C. that send employees alerts encouraging them to "take the long way back to their desks," and hydrate more, as Bloomberg reports. The executive in charge of the project calls them "an angel on your shoulder helping you make the right choices." Although just an experiment for now, the Health Department already has set up a scoreboard of its employees showing who is the "healthiest" in the office, and plans to implement an even more ambitious version of the system that will encourage people to take the stairs and potentially even collect data on their activity from their smartphones. At the same time, Bloomberg notes that many other companies are trying similar technologically-assisted ways of encouraging their employees to be more fit and healthy, but that it will probably take some time to see mainstream adoption throughout US corporate culture.


The 404 Show 1,574: Halloween episode, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak? Starbucks delivery (podcast)

The 404 Show 1,574: Halloween episode, Seth Rogen as Steve Wozniak? Starbucks delivery (podcast)It's an ultra-creepy episode of The 404 today -- way creepier than normal. Will Seth Rogen play Steve Wozniak? Can an app pinpoint your death? Why would you want Starbucks delivered to your house?>


Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and white

Amazon diversity report no surprise, largely male and whiteAmazon's diversity scorecard fills out how one would expect from tech firms these days, unfortunately.>


Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email address

Christopher Nolan doesn't have an email addressDirector Christopher Nolan has a new movie coming out soon: Interstellar, a big budget, original sci-fi film (original, as in, not adapted from any pre-existing novel or comic book property), which hits theaters and IMAXes across the US on Friday, November 7th. I'm excited to see it, as I'm sure many of you are. But until then, you can whet your appetite with a lengthy New York Times Magazine profile of Mr. ...


Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game moments

Get in the Halloween spirit by watching the all-time scariest video game momentsThe only thing more frightening than watching a scary movie in the middle of the night is a playing scary video game in the middle of the night. There’s something especially terrifying about interactive horror, when you have be the one to open that door at the end of the hallway. The horror genre has already begun to leave its mark on the new generation of consoles with recent releases Alien: Isolation and The Evil Within, but video games have been freaking players out for decade. Getting into the holiday spirit, Keith Stuart at The Guardian asked game developers at the GameCity festival in Nottingham to share the scariest moment of any game they have ever played. Their choices range from ancient Amiga releases to games that just


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Amazon Fire Phone burns on

Amazon Fire Phone burns onAmazon hasn't given up on the Fire Phone, Facebook makes it easy to mask your identity with Tor, and the Starbucks app will offer treats for delivery.>


FCC might give Netflix what it wants and still allow Comcast to sell fast lanes

FCC might give Netflix what it wants and still allow Comcast to sell fast lanesA report published this afternoon by The New York Times details one of the possible plans the FCC may debut in their attempt to establish new rules around net neutrality and the open internet. It takes a "hybrid" approach, dividing the new regulations between commercial or wholesale internet traffic and retail or residential internet traffic. In a nutshell, this would mean content companies like Netflix will get the price controls they want when it comes to dealing with companies like Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T. ...


Hungary's Orban shelves Internet tax after demos

Protesters demonstrate outside the headquarters of governor of Hungary's FIDESZ party against the goverment's new Internet tax plan in Budapest on October 26, 2014Hungary's prime minister on Friday shelved plans to introduce an Internet tax that had sparked major demonstrations and further concerns about civil liberties in the EU member state. The new levy on online data transfers "cannot be introduced in its current form", the right-wing Viktor Orban, 51, said in a morning radio interview. Orban also said that a "national consultation" on the Internet and taxes would start in January. The Economy Ministry Friday evening -- just as a third demonstration in a week was about to start -- initiated the withdrawal of the proposed levy, it said in a statement.


Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google Now

Check out the 60 complex questions that confused Cortana more than Siri and Google NowThe three main mobile operating systems all have their respective voice-based virtual assistants to help users with various tasks during the day. Apple’s Siri, Google’s Google Now and Microsoft’s Cortana have been compared in many tests since the latter was unveiled earlier this year, with most of them suggesting that all three assistants generally perform well, with Google Now having certain advantages when it comes to the things it can offer users, and Cortana being able to keep up with its older rivals. FROM EARLIER: This incredible heartwarming story shows us how amazing Siri can be However, a more advanced Cortana vs. Siri vs. Google Now test has apparently revealed that Cortana doesn’t do that great when having to answer more complex queries.


Tonight is your last chance to watch 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Say Anything' on Netflix

Tonight is your last chance to watch 'Apocalypse Now' and 'Say Anything' on NetflixLooking for some scary (or maybe not-so-scary) movies to binge on along with your Halloween candy tonight? If you're a Netflix subscriber, here's the list you should check out first, because all of these titles will be disappearing come November 1st. As is the case every month, Netflix is rotating out some of its vast library of movie titles and replacing them with new ones. The reasons have to do with the licensing agreements Netflix makes with with content providers, which generally limit streaming rights for specific titles to only a few months. ...


Five questions for the woman who's 3D printing edible fruit

Five questions for the woman who's 3D printing edible fruit


Oi, America Movil, Telefonica to bid for Brazil's TIM, sources say

The logo of America Movil is seen on the wall of the reception area in the company's corporate offices in Mexico CityBy Guillermo Parra-Bernal and Danilo Masoni SAO PAULO/MILAN (Reuters) - Brazil's Grupo Oi SA, Mexico's America Movil SAB and Spain's Telefonica SA agreed to place a joint bid worth around 32 billion reais ($13 billion) for TIM Participações SA , two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday. The companies agreed to present a single offer to minority shareholders and Telecom Italia SpA , which owns about 67 percent of TIM Participações, Brazil's No. 2 wireless carrier, said the first source, who requested anonymity as the deal is still in the works. ...


Microsoft promises new Office for Macs next year
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — After a long wait, Microsoft says it plans to release a new version of its popular Office software package for Mac computers — but not until next year.
Roku adds Google Play channel

John P. Falcone/CNETThe Google video service becomes the latest addition to the Roku streaming box.>


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Here's your Halloween zombie-anatomy lesson

Here's your Halloween zombie-anatomy lessonCan zombies empathize? Are they near-sighted or far-sighted? Study up with this fully interactive model of zombie anatomy if you want to survive the zombie apocalypse.>


AT&T just gave some of its Mobile Share Value plan customers a bunch of extra data

AT&T just gave some of its Mobile Share Value plan customers a bunch of extra dataAT&T announced on Friday that its top tier Mobile Share Value plan customers will receive more data for no extra cost beginning November 2nd. Once the new plans go into effect, customers paying $40 for 2GB will be upgraded to 3GB and those paying $70 for 4GB will be upgraded to 6GB. All Mobile Share Value plans will also include unlimited talk, text and international messaging for no additional charge. FROM EARLIER: AT&T doubles data plan sizes in huge limited-time promo The perks don’t stop there — AT&T is also extending its Double the Data offer on Mobile Share Value plans from 15GB to 50GB until November 15th. Any new or existing customers who sign up by November 15th will receive 30GB of data


BlackBerry Messenger lets you take back that text

BlackBerry/YouTube/screenshot by Lance Whitney/CNETThe new version of the messaging app -- which works on BlackBerry, Android and iOS -- has an unsend feature. It also pulls a Snapchat by letting users send vanishing messages.>


Roku's streaming boxes can now watch movies and TV shows from Google Play

Roku's streaming boxes can now watch movies and TV shows from Google PlayRoku owners can now rent, purchase, and watch videos from Google Play. Both movies and TV shows are available, marking a rather unprecedented step for Google. Until now, the company has reserved the best video experience for Android and Chromecast users.



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Tech-savvy grandma saves Kansas Democrats

Kansas Democratic Party Chairwoman Joan Wagnon answers questions from reporters following a court ruling that the party does not have to pick a new nominee for the U.S. Senate, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in Topeka, Kan. The ruling comes in a lawsuit filed by a disgruntled voter after the previous nominee dropped out of the race against Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. (AP Photo/John Hanna)Joan Wagnon, 74, is close to reviving her party after a stunning GOP defeat in 2010.


Ebola quarantines a 'disincentive' for health workers

Dr Anthony Fauci appears at the Washington Ideas Forum in WashingtonAnthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, told Yahoo News Friday that “blanket restrictions” on health care workers returning from West Africa could worsen the Ebola epidemic in the region.


Space tourism rocket explodes in desert

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)Pilot of Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo ejected, suffered serious injuries; co-pilot died.


Judge rejects strict limits on nurse who treated Ebola patients

Nurse Kaci Hickox joined by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur speak with the media outside of their home in Fort Kent, MaineBy Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...


Federal charges appear unlikely in Ferguson police shooting: Washington Post

Woman walks by a memorial set up for Michael Brown in FergusonWASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Justice Department officials probably will not bring civil rights charges against a white Ferguson, Missouri, police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager set off rioting in August, the Washington Post reported on Friday. The newspaper, citing law enforcement officials, said investigators had all but concluded there was not a sufficiently strong case to prove officer Darren Wilson violated the rights of 18-year-old Michael Brown when he killed him in the St. Louis suburb on Aug. 9. ...


Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush denied bail
By Joe McDonald MILFORD Pa. (Reuters) - A bruised and gaunt Eric Frein, captured after a seven-week manhunt and wearing the handcuffs of the Pennsylvania trooper he is accused of killing, was held without bail on Friday after his first court appearance on first-degree murder and other charges. The 31-year-old survivalist, who prosecutors say will face the death penalty if convicted, was caught on Thursday after a methodical seven-week search using a grid system and hundreds of law enforcement officers. A detachment of U.S. ...
Why judge sided with nurse Kaci Hickox against restrictions

Nurse Kaci Hickox is accompanied by her boyfriend Ted Wilbur as she speaks to reporters outside their home, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Fort Kent, Maine. A Maine judge gave Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola. (AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)A state judge in Maine has sided with nurse Kaci Hickox and rejected a request by state officials that her movements be restricted out of an abundance of caution over her recent exposure to the Ebola virus while treating patients in West Africa.


State Dept. defends balance of career vs. political posts

Secretary of State John Kerry gestures while participating in the Sixth Annual Washington Ideas Forum in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. The forum is presented by the Aspen Institute and The Atlantic at the Harman Center for the Arts. (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)Foreign service officers vs. political appointees, round 1 million. The State Department rejects criticism that President Barack Obama's administration has given too many diplomatic jobs to political appointees.


Obama's 'Mad Men' reference on campaign trail

President Barack Obama gestures towards the crowd as they respond to his words while he speaks about the economy after participating in a roundtable discussion with working parents, small business owners, students and faculty, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama spoke in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S. economy and administration policies directed at women. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."


Fireworks factory fire leads to massive blaze

Fireworks factory fire leads to massive blaze


Drivers scramble for flying cash on highway

flying cashA sudden calamity led to a mad dash for cash in Maryland traffic.


Court: Stay 3 feet away from others

Temporary order restricts Maine nurse Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.


1 dead, 1 hurt in Virgin Galactic space ship crash

This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. A Virgin Galactic space tourism rocket exploded after taking off on a test flight, a witness said Friday. (AP Photo/KABC TV)Witness says SpaceShipTwo exploded during test flight over California's Mojave Desert.


UK Halloween sets heat record

Farmer Edie Pope collects pumpkins ahead of Halloween from her fields in Lydiate near Liverpool, north-west England on October, 14, 2014London (AFP) - Britain enjoyed the hottest Halloween on record on Friday, forecasters said, ending an unusually mild October with temperatures topping 23 degrees Celcius.


Pa. trooper ambush suspect jeered at court appearance

State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.


Crews work to recover bodies of 4 at Wichita airport

In this photo provided by Jay Boyle, emergency vehicles and first responders are on the scene of a small plane crash at Wichita Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kan., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. A small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building while trying to return to a Kansas airport Thursday, killing at least four people. (AP Photo/Jay Boyle)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.


Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power

People load goods looted from a building, which according to locals, belongs to Francois Compaore, the younger brother of Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore, in OuagadougouBy Mathieu Bonkoungou and Joe Penney OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore resigned on Friday amid mass street protests at his attempts to extend his 27-year rule, plunging the West African nation into uncertainty as junior officers vied with top military brass for power. Compaore, a taciturn former soldier in office since a 1987 military coup, had sought to defy popular pressure for him to step down after a day of violent unrest on Thursday in which demonstrators burned parliament and ransacked state television. ...


Apologies demanded for senator's comments on race

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La.NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.


UN: Worldwide recruiting for jihadists is working
New report says foreign fighters joining terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," 15K in Syria, Iraq alone.
Suspect arrested in killing of S. Africa's national soccer team captain

A fan cries holding a portrait of the slain Bafana-Bafana and Orlando Pirates captain Senzo Meyiwa during a memorial service in Johannesburg on October 30, 2014By Zandi Shabalala JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A suspect in the killing of the captain and goalkeeper of South Africa's national soccer team has been arrested after witnesses picked him out in an identity parade, police said in a statement on Friday. The police said Zanokuhle Mbatha, 25, had been charged in connection with the case. Local media said the charges included murder. Soccer star Senzo Meyiwa was hit by a single gun shot to the chest on Sunday night while confronting two intruders at the home of his girlfriend, actress and singer Kelly Khumalo. ...


Sniper Eric Frein in court: Found at Poconos airplane hangar

FBI Most-Wanted Fugitive Eric Frein CapturedAfter a fretful 48-day manhunt in northeast Pennsylvania, police late Thursday nabbed 31-year-old Eric Frein, suspected of killing a state trooper and injuring another in a brazen sniper ambush attack on Sept. 12. He was found at an abandoned Poconos airplane hangar, where he had apparently holed up.


Maine wins court order on nurse's quarantine
Monitoring and travel limits required for Kaci Hickox, who treated Ebola patients in W. Africa.
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera and her brother AlexMATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities were investigating on Friday a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.


Following violent protests, president of Burkina Faso steps down

Protestors on the rampage near the parliament building in Burkina Faso as people protest against their longtime president Blaise Compaore who seeks another term in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Protesters stormed Burkina Faso’s parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president’s rule during his 27 years in power.(AP Photo/Theo Renaut)OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers.


Is Gov. Chris Christie's brash style presidential or bullying?

FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeting Iowans after speaking at a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Davenport, Iowa. Christie is headlining Branstad's birthday bash in Clive, Iowa, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, cementing his status as Branstad's favored 2016 candidate and giving him his biggest platform yet to appeal to activists in the state. (Charlie Neibergall, File/AP Photo)The "sit down and shut up" approach plays well in New Jersey, but it could be seen as phony bluster in some states.


Penn. trooper ambush suspect captured

State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks early Friday Oct. 31, 2014. Frein, accused of opening fire on the barracks Sept. 12, killing state police Cpl. Bryon K. Dickson II and critically wounding Trooper Alex T. Douglass, was arrested Thursday night after a 48-day manhunt in the Pike and Monroe County woods. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times & Tribune, Jason Farmer)Survivalist Eric Frein surrenders to U.S. marshals, ending a lengthy manhunt.


Group: State Department too top-heavy with Obama picks

OBAMA/At a time when "The world is a mess," President Barack Obama has packed too many political appointees into top jobs at the State Department, and should replace retiring Deputy Secretary of State William Burns with a career diplomat, a foreign service group warns.


Judge rejects strict limits on U.S. nurse who treated Ebola patients
By Joel Page FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) - Declaring Ebola fears in the United States "not entirely rational," a judge rejected Maine's bid for a quarantine on a nurse who treated victims of the disease in West Africa but tested negative for it, and instead imposed limited restrictions. Nurse Kaci Hickox's challenge of Maine's 21-day quarantine became a key battleground for the dispute between officials in some U.S. states who have imposed strict quarantines on health workers returning from three Ebola-ravaged West African countries and the federal government, which opposes such measures. ...
Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas

In the image from video provided by KAKE News black smoke billows from a building at Mid-Continent Airport where officials say a plane crashed Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. AP Photo/KAKE News) MANDATORY CREDITWICHITA, Kan. (AP) — A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles.


Israel-Sweden tension builds even more

A Palestinian flag hangs outside the Palestinian Representative Office in Stockholm, Sweden capital, on October 30, 2014Israel responds to Sweden's recognition of a Palestinian state.


Halloween called off in Pennsylvania town

A private open-air bazaar is selling pumpkins of all sizes as decoration, ahead of Halloween that is taking root in Poland, especially among school children, but also for soup, cakes and sweet-and-sour preserves for the winter, in Warsaw, Poland, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)The police manhunt for Eric Frein costs kids the fun of trick-or-treating.


Big change comes to 'The View'

Big change comes to 'The View'


NATO says watching increased Russian miiltary moves in Europe airspace

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg, seen here in Brussels on October 28, 2014, says the alliance "remains vigilant" over Russian military activity over EuropeNATO chief Jens Stoltenberg said Thursday that the transatlantic alliance remained vigilant after an increase in Russian military manoeuvres in European airspace. "NATO is strong, it remains vigilant," he said during a visit to Athens. Russian strategic bombers, fighters and tanker aircraft have been intercepted on Tuesday and Wednesday in what NATO said earlier was "unusual" activity. "This strength is our answer" to what NATO has termed large-scale Russian military manoeuvres over the Atlantic, Baltic, North and Black seas earlier this week, when they skirted NATO airspace.


Tuesday's elections will be landmark for conservation

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


N. Korea imposes Ebola quarantine

This Monday, Oct. 27, 2014 photo shows medical personnel in protective suits standing by an ambulance, at the Sunan International Airport, in Pyongyang, North Korea. North Korea would seem like the last place on Earth that has anything to worry about from Ebola. But it's virtually gone on DefCon 1 over what it sees as a looming invasion from the outside world that threatens to infiltrate its borders and relentlessly attack its people unless dramatic measures are taken immediately. It has banned tourists, put business groups on hold and is looking even more suspiciously than usual at every foreign face coming across its borders. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.


Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71

Menino smiles at the Boston College Chief Executives' Club of Boston luncheonBy Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, died on Thursday at age 71 from cancer, his family said in a statement. Menino, a Democrat, ran New England's largest city for two decades before he stepped down in early 2014 at the end of his fifth term, saying he could no longer keep up the intense schedule. Months after ending his final term, Menino disclosed he had been diagnosed with cancer. Last week, he said he would halt cancer treatments to spend more time with his family. ...


NC courthouse shooting: One suspect in jail, one pursued

Crime scene investigator Larry Bryant with the Nash Co. Sheriff's Dept. gathers evidence from the courthouse steps after two people were shot in front of the Nash Co. Courthouse in Nashville N.C., Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt involving helicopters and dozens of armed officers patrolling a nearby highway was underway for two men who Nash County Sheriff Dick Jenkins said fled in a white car. (AP Photo/The News & Observer, Chris Seward)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — One suspect has been arrested and another is being sought on an assault charges in the shooting at a North Carolina courthouse that wounded two men.


Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.


World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power speaks during a lecture regarding the Ebola virus at the Residence Palace in Brussels on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Power, who recently traveled to the Ebola-infected countries of Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, is trying to draw support for more international aid in the stricken areas. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."


Obama, Christie and Ebola

Political bromance? Obama, Christie to meet again on NJ shoreSomehow, Chris Christie has again managed to make himself the most talked-about Republican in the country on the eve of an election in which he isn't on the ballot.



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