China fears Hong Kong protests now national security issue
Month-old pro-democracy demonstrations a threat to China's rule; time for neutrality is over, political operative says.
10/30/2014 - 07:39 PM
On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola
Somehow, 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.
10/30/2014 - 04:34 PM
'I'm proud to be gay,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook
Apple CEO Tim Cook on Thursday made a surprising announcement in an opinion piece on Bloomberg Businessweek, which is very much in line with his many public notes in the recent past about diversity at the workplace. “While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven’t publicly acknowledged it either, until now. So let me be clear: I’m proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me,” Cook said in the essay. FROM EARLIER: Tim Cook offers a heartfelt tribute to Steve Jobs on the 3rd anniversary of his passing The executive admitted that he never hid his sexual orientation while working at Apple, even though he had not publicly declared it until now. “For
10/30/2014 - 07:40 PM
Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
By Anya George Tharakan (Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Executive Tim Cook publicly came out as gay in an article he wrote in Bloomberg Businessweek, saying he wanted to support others who find it difficult to reveal their sexual orientation. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me," Cook said in the article. "I don’t consider myself an activist, but I realize how much I’ve benefited from the sacrifice of others," he said. Cook is at least the third CEO of a publicly listed U.S. company to come out of the closet. ...
10/30/2014 - 08:29 PM
Giants win 3rd Series title in 5 years
Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.
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Lava 100 feet from Hawaii home, nearing main road
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — 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.
10/30/2014 - 01:15 PM
Russia's $25 billion plan for North Korea
Russia is eyeing a 'mammoth' and lucrative project for the hermit state.
10/30/2014 - 07:03 PM
Maine nurse fights Ebola quarantine, says will not be bullied
By Susan Heavey and Roberta Rampton WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saying she will not be bullied by politicians, a Maine nurse is giving the state an ultimatum: Lift her Ebola quarantine by Thursday or she will disregard the restrictions and go to court. The saga of nurse Kaci Hickox illustrates how U.S. states are struggling to protect against the virus without resorting to overzealous and useless precautions or violating civil rights. Hickox, 33, tested negative for Ebola after returning from treating patients in West Africa. ...
10/30/2014 - 09:16 AM
U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health
By Megan Davies NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. voters' readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election. A handful of the Nov. 4 races such as the dead heat in Illinois, possibly the most fiscally dysfunctional state, shape up as de facto referendums on reform and their results could make municipal bond investors alter their bets. ...
10/30/2014 - 01:35 PM
School projects onboard exploded Virginia rocket destroyed
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Over a dozen school projects were onboard the U.S. supply rocket that exploded shortly after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, but a group of California students will have another shot at getting their project - containing live worms - into space. The project, developed by students at the Urban Promise Academy middle school in Oakland, would have sent the worms to the International Space Station to study the effects of space on composting, Oakland School District spokesman Troy Flint said on Wednesday. ...
10/30/2014 - 04:39 PM
Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa vowed on Wednesday to end her voluntary quarantine, even going so far as to step out of her home and shake a reporter's hand, signaling a showdown with state police monitoring her and state officials seeking to legally enforce her confinement.
10/30/2014 - 11:12 AM
Showdown looms over nurse's quarantine
Kaci Hickox vows to defy Maine's rules for health workers who treat Ebola patients.
10/30/2014 - 02:05 PM
Report: Red Cross was totally unprepared for Sandy relief
Two years after Superstorm Sandy, a former Red Cross official says "as many as 40 percent" of the relief organization's emergency vehicles were used as backdrops for press conferences during the group's response to the storm, a new report by ProPublica and NPR finds.
10/29/2014 - 11:57 PM
Obama on Ebola fight: We can’t seal ourselves off
The president says it is essential that the U.S. and other countries work to stop the outbreak at its source.
10/30/2014 - 08:50 AM
Hundreds feared buried under Sri Lanka mudslide
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — A mudslide triggered by monsoon rains buried scores of workers' houses at a tea plantation in central Sri Lanka, raising fears that hundreds may have been killed.
10/30/2014 - 10:34 AM
Probe of Virginia rocket blast begins; space station supplied
By Ian Simpson and Irene Klotz WALLOPS Va./CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - Authorities on Wednesday started investigating what caused an unmanned U.S. supply rocket to explode in a fireball moments after liftoff from a Virginia launch pad, destroying supplies and equipment bound for the International Space Station. The 14-story Antares rocket, built and launched by Orbital Sciences Corp, blasted off from the NASA Wallops Flight Facility on Wallops Island at 6:22 p.m. on Tuesday but burst into flames moments later. ...
10/30/2014 - 05:16 AM
Elton John's bold words about Pope Francis
NEW YORK (AP) — Elton John called Pope Francis "my hero" for his compassion and push to accept gays in the Catholic church at his annual AIDS benefit.
10/30/2014 - 12:59 AM
FBI under fire for 'completely unacceptable' act
The FBI has come under fire from media organizations following disclosures that it created a fake news website to track down a suspect in a bomb threat case. Documents revealed the FBI created a fake Associated Press news article that appeared to be in the Seattle Times, to trick the suspect to install malware that would reveal his location. The incident dates back to 2007, but the documents surfaced this week after a security research for the American Civil Liberties Union tweeted a link to the case file on Monday. "The FBI impersonating the press is just as irresponsible as the CIA running fake immunization programs.
10/30/2014 - 01:07 AM
Purdue University accused killer found dead
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana man who fatally stabbed and shot a fellow Purdue University student earlier this year has been found dead from an apparent suicide in his prison cell, state correction officials said Wednesday.
10/30/2014 - 06:29 AM
Nation 'unprepared' for Ebola oubreak
An independent review gives dire warnings about the U.S. health care system's readiness.
10/30/2014 - 06:26 AM
After U.S. rocket explodes, Russians deliver food to Int'l Space Station
An unmanned Antares rocket exploded seconds after liftoff in Virginia.
10/29/2014 - 10:23 PM
Ebola nurse fights quarantine in Maine
Kaci Hickox tested negative for the virus and refuses to stay put for 21 days.
10/29/2014 - 10:24 PM
American couple held in Qatar for death of adopted daughter
An American couple feels trapped and abandoned by the U.S. Government as they await a possible death sentence following the death of their daughter in the oil rich country of Qatar. Grace and Matthew Huang were accused of starving their adopted daughter Gloria to death almost two years ago. Since the tragic night of Gloria's passing, the Huangs have been jailed, separated from their other two children. Their lives are in the hands of a foreign government whose judicial process is mysterious and terrifying to them.They decided to share their story exclusively with Yahoo’s Global News Anchor Katie Couric.
10/29/2014 - 10:25 AM
Storied Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee remembered
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the longtime executive editor of The Washington Post during some of its proudest moments, was remembered as a "journalistic warrior" Wednesday during his funeral at Washington National Cathedral.
10/30/2014 - 03:48 AM
'I don't feel safe anymore'
Residents still feel mental anguish two years after Sandy ravaged the East Coast.
10/29/2014 - 02:25 PM
Increasing diabetes cases lead to new global health fears
Having diabetes triples a person's risk of contracting TB, which killed about 1.5 million people last year, said the report compiled by the International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease and the World Diabetes Foundation. A growing link has been observed between diabetes -- a disease of diet, lifestyle and genes -- and TB, a respiratory disease spread by bacteria, it said. "This is largely because diabetes rates are skyrocketing around the world, and having diabetes increases the risk that a person will become sick with TB." According to the report, it was estimated that there were more people in the world living with a combination of TB and diabetes than there were people living with TB and HIV -- a well-known duo that has claimed millions of lives.
10/29/2014 - 06:43 PM
Chrysler recalling 381K trucks over fire hazard
DETROIT (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV's Chrysler Group said on Wednesday it is recalling 381,876 Ram trucks mostly in the United States to correct a potential fire hazard. Chrysler said in a statement that problems with 2010-2014 Ram 2500 and 3500 pickups and 4500 and 5500 chassis cabs equipped with Cummins diesel engines could cause fuel-heater housings to overheat and fuel to leak. It said 314,704 of the trucks are in the United States, 59,432 in Canada and the rest outside North America. Chrysler said it was not aware of any accidents or injuries related to the condition. ...
10/30/2014 - 03:03 AM
More than 100 believed dead in Sri Lanka landslide
By Shihar Aneez and Ranga Sirilal COLOMBO (Reuters) - A landslide in hilly south-central Sri Lanka is believed to have killed more than 100 people on Wednesday as it buried scores of houses, a government minister said, and the toll is likely to rise. The landslide hit a village in the tea-growing area of Sri Lanka after days of heavy monsoon rain, with more than 300 people listed as missing. ...
10/29/2014 - 09:33 PM
Who was Ebola's patient zero?
LONDON (AP) — In the Guinean village where the current West African Ebola outbreak began, 14 graves mark the spot where the lethal virus began to spiral out of control.
10/29/2014 - 08:40 PM
Vanished Broncos fan found safe
Paul Kitterman had not been seen since he disappeared during Thursday night's game in Denver.
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Islamic State advances through Syria
Islamic State group jihadists have attacked an oil and gas field in Syria, killing at least 30 pro-regime forces and security guards, a monitoring group said Wednesday. The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the attack was launched on Tuesday night and fighting continued through the night. "IS managed to control parts of the field," the Britain-based group said after the assault at Shaer, in Homs province. An unknown number of jihadists were also killed, Observatory director Rami Abdel Rahman told AFP.
10/29/2014 - 08:37 AM
Royals roll past Giants to force Game 7 in World Series
Ned Yost wanted a seven-game World Series. Now he's got it.
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