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Tuesday's elections will be landmark for conservation

1 hour 9 min ago

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.


At least two feared dead in Wichita airport crash

1 hour 22 min ago

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Officials say at least two people are dead after a small plane reported losing engine power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.


Longtime Boston Mayor Thomas Menino dies at 71

1 hour 31 min ago

BOSTON (Reuters) - Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died at age 71 from cancer, a former spokesman said on Thursday. Menino 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. "I am truly sad to learn of the death of Mayor Thomas M. Menino," said spokesman is John Guilfoil. ...


Halloween canceled where Pa. manhunt continues

1 hour 57 min ago

As police in rural Barrett Township search for suspected trooper shooter Eric Frein, holiday ritual won't be held.


NC courthouse shooting: One suspect in jail, one pursued

3 hours 7 min ago

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.


NATO says watching increased Russian miiltary moves in Europe airspace

3 hours 33 min ago

NATO 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.


N. Korea imposes Ebola quarantine

3 hours 53 min ago

Foreigners will be isolated for 21 days over fears of the spread of the virus.


World must do more to fight Ebola: UN envoy Power

3 hours 53 min ago

Returning from W. Africa, ambassador to UN says world must confront "greatest public health crisis ever."


Hawaii's Big Island watches lava slowly reshape community

4 hours 1 min ago

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Pele, the Hawaiian volcano goddess, moves gradually and persistently as she deposits lava across the Big Island of Hawaii. People in the small town lying in its path say the lava will reshape the community yard by yard as it slides toward the ocean.


Judge to rule on whether Stockton, California can exit bankruptcy

4 hours 33 min ago

By Robin Respaut SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A judge in Sacramento is set to decide on Thursday if the California city of Stockton can exit bankruptcy. If not, the city may need to cut its pension obligations, a controversial issue that has captured the attention of the $3.7 trillion U.S. municipal bond market. A haircut to California Public Employees' Retirement System, or Calpers, pensions would be unprecedented in municipal bankruptcy. And both Stockton and Calpers have adamantly opposed the idea. But U.S. ...


150 found in Iraq mass grave

4 hours 41 min ago

Militants from Islamic State said to have rounded up Sunni men from villages and executed them Wednesday.


Apple's chief exec Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

5 hours 12 min ago

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. ...


'I'm proud to be gay,' says Apple CEO Tim Cook

6 hours 2 min ago

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


China fears Hong Kong protests now national security issue

6 hours 2 min ago

Month-old pro-democracy demonstrations a threat to China's rule; time for neutrality is over, political operative says.


Russia's $25 billion plan for North Korea

6 hours 38 min ago

Russia is eyeing a 'mammoth' and lucrative project for the hermit state.


School projects onboard exploded Virginia rocket destroyed

9 hours 3 min ago
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. ...

On Politics: Obama, Christie and Ebola

9 hours 7 min ago
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.

Showdown imminent over nurse's quarantine in Maine

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:05

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — State police plan to monitor the movements and interactions of a nurse who vowed to defy the state's quarantine for health care workers who treat Ebola patients, but troopers cannot take her into custody without a judge's permission.


U.S. governor races could determine swing states' fiscal health

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 21:35
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. ...

Giants win 3rd World Series title in 5 years

Wed, 10/29/2014 - 20:50

Madison Bumgarner comes out of the bullpen to shut down the Royals in a classic Game 7.


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