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Ebola survivor donates plasma to sick Dallas nurse

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:47
DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who has Ebola has been given plasma to fight the virus taken from the blood of a doctor who beat the disease.

State media: N. Korea leader Kim appears in public with walking stick

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:03

By Tony Munroe and Jack Kim SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, using a cane for support, visited a housing development, state media reported on Tuesday, ending a lengthy absence from public view that had fueled speculation over his health and grip on power in the secretive country. Several pictures on the front page of Tuesday's Rodong Sinmun newspaper showed Kim smiling and gesturing, surrounded by aides and wearing his signature dark buttoned suit and appearing to be supporting himself with a black cane. ...

Inside Bashar Assad's torture chambers (Warning: 'Horrific' images)

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 16:00

The State Department has obtained 27,000 photographs showing the bodies of Syrian torture victims.

N. Korea's Kim reappears after extended absence

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 15:05

North Korea's leader Kim Jong-Un has made his first public appearance for more than a month, with state media on Tuesday reporting a visit to a new housing complex in Pyongyang.

Iran's president says nuclear deal with West 'certain'

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 14:12

Hassan Rouhani says he believes it could be achieved by a November 24 deadline.

Push for legal pot reaches new terrain

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:33

WASHINGTON (AP) — A debate over legalizing marijuana in the nation's capital is focusing on the outsized number of arrests of African Americans on minor drug charges.

Alaska gay couples seek marriage licenses after judge dumps ban

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:26

By Steve Quinn JUNEAU Alaska (Reuters) - Alaska officials began accepting marriage license applications from gay couples on Monday, a day after a federal judge ruled the state ban's on such nuptials was unconstitutional in the latest victory for U.S. supporters of same-sex matrimony. U.S. District Judge Timothy Burgess ruled on Sunday that a ban on gay marriage approved by the state's voters in 1998 violated the U.S. Constitution's guarantee of equal protection under the law. ...

Rick Perry's ironic court date

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 09:15

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Indicted Texas Gov. Rick Perry will make his first court appearance on Halloween as his defense team tries to quash the two felony counts of abuse of power against him on both constitutional and technical grounds.

Islamic State: Enslaving women, children justified

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:27

Group says ancient Islamic custom of enslavement acceptable for Yazidi "idolators" in Iraq's north.

Texas Nurse who contracted Ebola identified

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:09

By Lisa Maria Garza and Terry Wade DALLAS (Reuters) - Health investigators were racing on Monday to figure out how a nurse in Texas contracted Ebola even though she used protective equipment when treating a Liberian who died of the disease in Dallas last week. The inquiry, reported by the Dallas Morning News, underscores the increased scrutiny hospital officials face over whether safety precautions taken by medical staff are sufficient and as nurses groups demand better training to avoid becoming infected with the deadly virus. ...

Three believed dead in small plane crash in Chicago suburb

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 07:01
(Reuters) - All three people believed to be aboard a small plane died when it crashed into the only vacant lot on a block of residential homes in a Chicago suburb, authorities said on Monday. The plane, a twin-engine Beechcraft Baron, crashed into a section of single-family homes in Palos Hills at around 10:40 p.m. on Sunday, landing in a field, police said. No one on the ground was injured. "It came through the trees and missed all the houses," said Palos Hills Deputy Police Chief James Boie. ...

Storms Vongfong, Hudhud hammer Japan, India; mass evacuations

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:46

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — Rescue workers and soldiers cleared uprooted trees and electrical poles blocking roads in eastern India on Monday after a tropical cyclone killed at least 24 people and demolished tens of thousands of mud huts.

3-state storm leaves one dead, four hurt; tornadoes expected

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:31

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A powerful storm system swept across Arkansas, Texas and Oklahoma, killing at least one person and injuring four others, emergency officials said, as millions of people were in the path of hurricane-force winds and possible tornadoes later Monday.

Post-Ferguson 'weekend of resistance' unfolds on social media

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 06:09

In what was billed as a "weekend of resistance," thousands of people took to the streets of St. Louis over the weekend to protest police violence.

Speculation continues: Where is N. Korea's Kim?

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:54

Leader of the secretive country is nowhere to be seen. But no real signs of a coup, or death, have appeared.

Vatican document challenges Church to change attitude to gays

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:49

By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - In a dramatic shift in tone, a Vatican document said on Monday that homosexuals had "gifts and qualities to offer" and asked if Catholicism could accept gays and recognize positive aspects of same-sex couples. The document, prepared after a week of discussions at an assembly of 200 bishops on the family, said the Church should challenge itself to find "a fraternal space" for homosexuals without compromising Catholic doctrine on family and matrimony. ...

Mechanical problem caused fatal hayride crash in Maine

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:46

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to lurch down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.

Death of British Internet 'troll' prompts debate on worldwide issue

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:37

London (AFP) - The death of a British woman accused of a vicious campaign of online abuse against the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has ignited debate over the growing scourge of Internet "trolls".

Turkey: No airbase deal reached with U.S.

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:21

U.S. defense officials said Sunday Incirlik base could be used for airstrikes on ISIS.

Frenchman Jean Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

Mon, 10/13/2014 - 05:21

French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market regulation that has helped policymakers understand how to deal with industries dominated by a few companies. ...