Wed, 22 Oct 2014 13:21:50 -0400

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:49:39 -0400
(Reuters) - The California prison system has agreed to settle a long-running civil rights lawsuit by ending race-based lockdowns of inmates, court records show. The 21-page stipulated settlement, which has not been filed in court but was published online by the Los Angeles Times on Wednesday, provides for lockdowns in the prison system of the country's most populous state to now cover all inmates in a certain area or specific inmates deemed to pose a threat. For lockdowns exceeding 14 days, the settlement also requires wardens to make plans for inmates to participate in outdoor activities. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:21:27 -0400
By Patrick Rucker WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government is drafting rules designed to close an accounting loophole that in recent years has helped coal companies boost export profits and likely cost taxpayers tens of millions of dollars, people familiar with the plan said. American taxpayers by law are due a 12.5 percent royalty on the sales of millions of tons of coal pulled each year from federal land that mining companies lease. ...
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:42:13 -0400

Baruti of the Universal African Peoples Organization, Shahid of the Tauheed Youth Group, and Missouri State Senator Nasheed speak with the media outside the St. Louis County Justice Center in ClaytonBy Carey Gillam (Reuters) - The official autopsy on an unarmed black teenager whose killing by a white police officer in August set off protests in Ferguson, Missouri, suggests he sustained a gunshot wound to the hand from close range, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported. The autopsy report, obtained by the newspaper and published on its website late on Tuesday, comes as a St. Louis County grand jury considers charges against Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson in the Aug. 9 shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown. ...


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:34:47 -0400

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in Germany. The two sisters, ages 17 and 15, and their 16-year-old friend have been reunited with their families in Colorado, according to an FBI spokeswoman. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:32:46 -0400
MADRID (AP) — Spain's unemployment rate dropped to 23.7 percent in the third quarter from 24.5 percent in the previous three-month period, the latest sign of the economy's recovery.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:30:58 -0400

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Navajo presidential candidate disqualified from the race is holding out hope that election officials and tribal lawmakers will provide a way for him to remain on the ballot, despite the long odds.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:24:44 -0400

Rob Olson of Erkelens & Olsen Auctioneers displays Rulon Gardner's memorabilia at his auction house Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Salt Lake City. Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday Oct. 25, 2014 in Salt Lake City. Next to it are dozens of medals the Greco-Roman wrestler won during his career, countless knives and watches. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Mementos from the career of Olympic hero Rulon Gardner, including a USA Wrestling robe and a commemorative ring, will be auctioned off Saturday in Salt Lake City.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 03:05:14 -0400
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Unilever PLC, the maker of consumer products including Dove soaps, Lipton teas and Ben & Jerry's ice cream, says it saw price deflation in Europe's largest markets in the third quarter.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:34:13 -0400
BERLIN (AP) — Automaker Daimler says its net earnings rose by nearly half in the third quarter as revenue rose 10 percent and the company booked a one-time gain from the sale of a stake in a maker of heavy-duty engines.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:26:56 -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.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 02:11:22 -0400
PARIS (AP) — Pernod Ricard SA, maker of Absolut vodka and Martell cognac, has returned to growth after Asian, Middle Eastern and African markets stemmed a monthslong slide, but sales in China continued to decline steeply.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:47:00 -0400
SAN DIEGO (AP) — There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:44:14 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:34:17 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — A gauge of the health of China's manufacturing industry inched higher in October but factory output was at a five-month low in a sign of slowing domestic and foreign demand.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:25:23 -0400

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 01:05:36 -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.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:06:43 -0400

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA 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.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:20 -0400

In this Oct. 16, 2014 photo, residents in their home watch a live presidential debate on TV between candidates Aecio Neves, left, and Brazil's current President Dilma Rousseff in the Dona Marta slum of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of a presidential election run-off on Sunday, Oct. 26. The tightest and most unpredictable presidential election since Brazil’s return to democracy three decades ago is now in the hands of lower middle class voters who remain torn about which candidate they’ll back just days before the ballot. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The political debate boiled in Lena's Salon in Rio's Cantagalo slum, as patrons argued about who should win Sunday's presidential election.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:03:08 -0400

In this June 5, 2014 photo, people walk in front of a Yahoo sign at the company's headquarters in Sunnyvale, Calif. Yahoo Inc. reports quarterly financial results on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.


Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:48 -0400

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo, an election campaign sign hangs next to a shack home in a shantytown on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Brazil's poorest will make their voice heard on Sunday, Oct. 26 in the second-round vote of a presidential election. They're expected to resoundingly support incumbent Dilma Rousseff and her Workers’ Party, thanks to a host of social programs that have helped lift tens of millions out of hand-to-mouth survival, providing them with tiny but steady sources of income. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Children play amid tumbledown shacks in some of Rio de Janeiro's poorest hillside "favela" slums, places where armed drug traffickers lay down the law, stray bullets fly and raw sewage oozes into the streets.


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.
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 00:00:30 -0400

Jim Gardner One-on-One with Malala YousafzaiJim Gardner sits down one-on-one with Malala Yousafzai, a young activist, advocating for the rights of girls to go to school in her native Pakistan and around the world.


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:49:59 -0400

Sneak peek at new Century 21 store in Center CityThere was a special sneak peek party on Wednesday for the new 95,000 square foot Century 21 department store at The Gallery.


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:47:13 -0400
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:30:23 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.
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.


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:06:34 -0400

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo speaks to participants in an Ebola education session in New York, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Thousands of participants, mostly health care workers, attended the session to review basic facts about Ebola and updated guidelines for protection against its spread. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race.


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.
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.


Wed, 22 Oct 2014 21:50:36 -0400
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.