'Not comfortable' with Secret Service chief in job
Senior Democratic lawmaker wants Julia Pierson to leave after series of presidential security breaches.
10/02/2014 - 12:04 AM
700-year-old tomb may decide Turkey's role in IS fight
By Dasha Afanasieva and Selin Bucak ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A vow to defend the 700-year-old tomb of Suleyman Shah, grandfather of the founder of the Ottoman Empire, in a Turkish enclave in northern Syria could decide Turkey's role in the military campaign against Islamic State. Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc said on Tuesday that the militants were advancing on the white stone mausoleum, guarded by several dozen Turkish soldiers and perched on a manicured lawn under a Turkish flag on the banks of the Euphrates. ...
10/01/2014 - 08:21 PM
Rhode Island child dies of infection related to Enterovirus D68
BOSTON (Reuters) - A Rhode Island child has died of a bacterial infection associated with Enterovirus D68, state public health officials said on Wednesday. The child, who was not identified, died as a result of a staphylococcus aureus sepsis associated with the respiratory virus, which the Rhode Island Department of Health in a statement called a "very rare combination that can cause very severe illness in children and adults." Officials noted that very few people who contract the Enterovirus D68 will develop symptoms beyond a runny nose and low fever. ...
10/01/2014 - 11:40 PM
U.S. health experts in Dallas review potential Ebola exposure
By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. health experts in Dallas were taking stock Wednesday of how many people may have been exposed to Ebola, just a day after the first case of the deadly virus was diagnosed in the United States, the nation's top public health official said. The review comes even as health officials in Texas said healthcare workers tested negative for the virus and there were no other suspected cases in the state. ...
10/01/2014 - 10:20 PM
Mayor of Los Angeles suburb of Bell Gardens shot dead
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The mayor of a small Los Angeles suburb was shot dead by his wife on Tuesday but the woman was released without charge after being detained, the county sheriff's department said. The shooting at Bell Gardens stemmed from an afternoon quarrel between the mayor, Daniel Crespo, 45, and his wife, Levette, 43, that escalated when their 19-year-old son, Daniel Jr., intervened, sheriff's spokeswoman Crystal Hernandez said. ...
10/01/2014 - 04:57 PM
U.S. lawmakers rebuke Secret Service over White House breach
By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Secret Service faced scathing criticism on Tuesday for the agency allowing an intruder with a knife to run into the White House, while details emerged of a separate security lapse involving an armed contractor who rode an elevator with President Barack Obama. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson acknowledged the agency charged with protecting Obama had failed on Sept. ...
10/01/2014 - 09:20 AM
Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap
Study after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who commit similar crimes — an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.
10/01/2014 - 05:21 PM
Florida cop on leave after using stun gun on 62-year-old woman
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida police officer has been placed on administrative leave pending an internal affairs investigation after he fired a stun gun into a 62-year-old woman's back during an arrest in a Tallahassee neighborhood.
10/01/2014 - 11:22 PM
NYC teacher at elite school faces multiple sex charges
NEW YORK (AP) — A teacher at an elite New York City high school already accused of sending an indecent photo to a student is now facing an additional 36-count indictment alleging he victimized six others.
10/01/2014 - 10:05 PM
Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race
No one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.
10/01/2014 - 05:20 PM
Congo tries to contain second Ebola outbreak
Death toll from virus rose to 42 Wednesday in separate spread from West Africa's.
10/01/2014 - 09:05 PM
Taiwan throws support behind Hong Kong protests
Chinese Communist Party has long wanted a governing arrangement like Hong Kong's, for Taiwan.
10/01/2014 - 10:14 PM
China body-searches 10K pigeons released for holiday celebration: reports
BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.
10/01/2014 - 08:33 PM
Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game
K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s.
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47
OTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.
10/01/2014 - 11:38 PM
Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings
Protest leaders vow to step up their actions if the territory's leader doesn't resign.
10/01/2014 - 10:04 PM
Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.
CDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."
10/01/2014 - 04:50 AM
Plea accepted in embassy bombings case
Judge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.
10/01/2014 - 07:25 AM
Mayor of suburban L.A. city fatally shot; wife in custody
BELL GARDENS, Calif. (AP) — The wife suspected of shooting and killing the mayor of a Los Angeles County city has been released after hours of questioning, authorities said.
10/01/2014 - 02:34 PM
3 charged in Mexico army killing of 22
Three soldiers have been charged with homicide in the June killings of 22 suspected gang members in southern Mexico, Attorney General Jesus Murillo Karam announced on Tuesday.
10/01/2014 - 11:33 AM
Satellite photos show world's fourth-largest lake disappearing
The Aral Sea, once the fourth-largest lake in the world, is nearly gone, images released by NASA this week show.
10/01/2014 - 02:26 AM
U.S. loosens civilian death policy in Syria, Iraq
Exclusive: New standards in Iraq, Syria follow reports of Idlib missile strike casualties.
10/01/2014 - 03:30 AM
Police on manhunt for ambush suspect find pipe bombs
State police searching for a man accused of killing a state trooper said Tuesday they found two pipe bombs in the Pennsylvania woods during their manhunt.
10/01/2014 - 07:20 AM
Tsarnaev sister appears in court for alleged bomb threat
Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev's sister's latest brush with the law puts a family caught up in the mystery over the 2013 attacks back in the spotlight.
10/01/2014 - 12:19 AM
Louisville high school placed on lockdown
One student injured, school evacuated after reports of weapon on campus: police.
10/01/2014 - 05:19 AM
1 student injured, 2nd in custody at N.C. high school
A shooting at a North Carolina high school early Tuesday left one male student wounded and another in custody, officials say.
10/01/2014 - 12:34 AM
25 killed in Baghdad car bomb, mortar attacks
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 35 people were killed in a wave of car bomb and mortar attacks in mainly Shi'ite Muslim districts of Baghdad on Tuesday, Iraqi police and medical sources said. It was one of the most violent days the capital has witnessed since U.S.-led forces began bombing Islamic State insurgents in Iraq last month. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the attacks but Islamic State, ultra-radical Sunni Muslim militants who seized swathes of northern Iraq in June, claimed several suicide bombings in the capital earlier this year. ...
10/01/2014 - 04:30 AM
Police officer kills man through car door in his driveway
Ernest Satterwhite was a laid-back former mechanic with a habit of ignoring police officers who tried to pull him over — an act of defiance that ultimately got him killed.
10/01/2014 - 12:34 AM
U.K. launches first airstrikes on IS in Iraq
British tornado jets destroyed IS heavy weapons post, machine gun-mounted vehicle: report.
10/01/2014 - 11:09 AM
No more 'paper or plastic': California becomes 1st state to ban plastic bags
Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways. A national coalition ...
10/01/2014 - 04:14 AM
Hong Kong protesters won't stop rallies
Numbers swell for a third night before national holiday expected to put campaign for free elections into overdrive.
10/01/2014 - 08:02 AM
Michael Phelps charged with DUI, speeding in Baltimore
01/01/1970 - 08:00 AM
Mitt Romney on 2016: 'We’ll see what happens'
After months of insisting he was not interested in running for president again, the 2012 Republican nominee now says he's keeping the door open for another run.
09/30/2014 - 09:34 PM
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