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Girls are going home

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:24

Nigeria says it's reached a deal with Boko Haram.

Sentence given in 'loud music' murder

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 09:24

A Florida man who killed a teen playing high-volume music learned his fate.

Fourth U.S. traffic death linked to Takata air bags

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:41

By Ben Klayman and Barbara Liston DETROIT/ORLANDO (Reuters) - A fourth traffic death in a Honda Motor Co car has been linked to a defective air bag made by Japanese supplier Takata Corp, according to a county medical examiner in Florida. Hien Tran died Oct. 2, four days after her red 2001 Honda Accord sedan struck another car in Orlando and the air bags exploded, sending shrapnel at the 51-year-old woman, according to the Florida Highway Patrol crash report and Orange-Osceola Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Jan Garavaglia. ...

Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks out about Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:31

DALLAS (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry has joined calls for an air travel ban from countries hit the hardest by Ebola.

Pushback against Islamic State showing results

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:04

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of U.S. troops in the Middle East said on Friday Iraqi forces are "incrementally" recapturing ground from Islamic State militants who seized much of the country's northwest this year, but he added that major Iraq advances will take time. "They are doing some things now to incrementally recapture ground that's been lost," General Lloyd Austin, head of U.S. Central Command, said in his first news conference about the conflict. He cited the Kurdish operation around Mosul Dam and their recapture of the border post of Rabia. Austin said U.S. ...

2nd Ebola nurse 'felt funny' while in Ohio

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 08:03

Officials try to identify anyone who may have come into contact with Amber Joy Vinson.

Nigerian military claims Boko Haram cease-fire, release of schoolgirls

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:59

Abuja (AFP) - Nigeria on Friday claimed to have reached a deal with Boko Haram militants on a ceasefire and the release of more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls but doubts immediately surrounded the purported breakthrough.

Mysterious gun attacks against police in Washington state

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:41

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A day after dozens of gunshots were directed at police in three Washington state towns, law enforcement officials said little about what prompted the shootings.

UK police charge 4 in IS-linked terror plot

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 07:26

London (AFP) - Four men charged Friday over an alleged terror plot had scoped out a police station and army barracks in London, pledged allegiance to the Islamic State group and obtained a handgun and ammunition, the police claimed.

Former Biden aide named ‘Ebola czar’

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:48

President Obama picked lawyer, Beltway vet Ron Klain, VP's former chief of staff, for outbreak response.

Obama to name former adviser to coordinate U.S. Ebola response: CNN

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:30

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will appoint former White House adviser Ron Klain as the Ebola "czar" to coordinate the U.S. efforts to combat the deadly virus, CNN reported on Friday, citing unidentified sources. In choosing Klain, Obama is turning to a trusted former aide who had been part of the White House inner circle earlier in his administration. (Writing by Doina Chiacu; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

UN admits it botched response to Ebola

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 06:08

World Health Organization blamed factors including incompetent staff and lack of information.

16 dead in accident at South Korean concert

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 05:06

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Sixteen people watching an outdoor pop concert in South Korea fell 20 meters to their deaths Friday when a ventilation grate they were standing on collapsed, officials said.

Treat or nasty trick? Denver police warn of pot-tainted candy

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 04:38

By Daniel Wallis DENVER (Reuters) - The two almost identical gummy bears sitting side by side, coated in sugar and tinged with the same red hue, may end up in a trick-or-treat bag, but only one is plain candy. The other is loaded with marijuana. As children around the country prepare their costumes in anticipation of Halloween goodies on Oct. 31, police in Colorado are warning parents that some treats may not be all they seem. ...

Is Islamic State about to go airborne?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:57

Jihadists said being trained by Saddam Hussein's pilots to fly 3 jets captured from Syrian military.

Lawyers of friend of accused Boston bomber continue stoned defense

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 03:03

BOSTON (Reuters) - Attorneys for a friend of the accused Boston Marathon bomber charged with lying to investigators are due back in court on Friday to continue their defense that the 21-year-old man was too high on marijuana to remember his actions. Robel Phillipos, 21, was so intoxicated the night of April 18, 2013, when he is charged with accompanying two other men to the accused bomber's college dorm room, that he could not remember what he did, his lawyers assert. ...

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo approaching Bermuda

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 01:44
MIAMI (AP) — Hurricane Gonzalo is roaring toward the British territory of Bermuda as a powerful Category 4 storm and forecasters say it will likely bring damaging winds and life-threatening storm surge to the island in coming hours.

Obama weighs Ebola czar

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:59

The president concedes that it may make sense for one person to lead the U.S. effort.

Texas health worker isolated on cruise ship

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:40

Passenger showing no symptoms of disease; did not have direct contact with now deceased Liberian patient Thomas Eric Duncan.

Walk-off homer sends Giants back to World Series

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 21:38

The San Francisco Giants are headed to their third World Series in five seasons thanks to an exhilarating 6-3 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals.