• Homelessness slowly on the decline

    Homelessness slowly on the decline

      The nation’s homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report. An annual federal government census found about 578,000 homeless individuals nationwide, down about 2%...
  • Bodmer earns new contract at Nice

    Nice, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Nice midfielder Mathieu Bodmer has been rewarded with a new two-year contract that ties him to the club until June 2017. The 31-year-old can play in midfield or defense, and since...
  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants

    Drones buzz French nuclear plants

    30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:45 France’s EDF runs 58 nuclear plants although the Socialist government has pledged to reduce the number An investigation has been launched after France’s state-owned EDF power company said...
  • Ebola Exacerbates West Africa’s Poverty Crisis

    When Ebola came to Dorcas’s home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient...
  • What Halloween does for kids

    Editor’s note: This commentary originally ran in Fox News Opinion on October 31, 2011. The seemingly endless wait for dark is one part of Halloween that has stayed vividly with me since childhood. Although our...

Headline News

  • At least two people dead from plane crash at Wichita airport


    WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) – A small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, killing at least two people and injuring four, a fire official told a news conference. The two people confirmed dead are believed to have been in the building when the plane hit, Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell said. He did not know the extent of the injuries of the people taken to a hospital. (Reporting by Alice Mannette in Wichita, Kevin Murphy in Kansas City and Brendan O’Brien in Milwaukee; Writing by David Bailey; Editing by Bill Trott)

    October 30, 2014 11:47 am
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Politics

  • Tim Bishop in Political Peril — Again


    By Clark Mindock Posted at 5 a.m. today 0 Tweet Bishop is a Democrat from New York. (Bill Clark/ CQRollCall) Rep. Timothy H. Bishop’s re-election has once again surged to the top of the cycle’s list of most competitive House races, and Republicans are more optimistic than ever they can defeat the battle-tested New York Democrat. This cycle features a rematch between Bishop and his 2008 opponent, state Sen. Lee Zeldin, the GOP nominee. Strategists have said internal polling shows the race in a dead heat, and this week, the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call changed the rating of the race to Tossup. “There’s no such thing as an easy race in New York 1,” Bishop said last week in an interview. “In 2008, very few people knew [Zeldin] at all. He is more well known than he was in 2008, so to that extent, the race is different.” New York City casts a long shadow …

    October 30, 2014 11:06 am
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Stocks

  • Homelessness slowly on the decline


      The nation’s homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report. An annual federal government census found about 578,000 homeless individuals nationwide, down about 2% from last year’s figure. The number of families without a roof over their heads has dropped by 53% since 2010, the report noted. About one in four homeless people is a child. The survey showed a significant decline in homelessness among veterans as well as a decrease in chronic homelessness. The Housing and Urban Development department has said it wants to eliminate homelessness for those populations by 2015. Most of the individuals included in the survey — about 70% — are in shelters or other temporary housing, HUD said. The largest decline in total homelessness from last year was in North Dakota, where homelessness had spiked in recent years. The state has grown dramatically amid an oil boom, and housing …

    October 30, 2014 12:07 pm
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Sports

  • Bodmer earns new contract at Nice


    Nice, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Nice midfielder Mathieu Bodmer has been rewarded with a new two-year contract that ties him to the club until June 2017. The 31-year-old can play in midfield or defense, and since arriving at Nice from PSG in September 2013, he has established himself as a first-team regular, appearing in 35 Ligue 1 games for the club. “We have a common goal,” Bodmer told Nice’s website. “This allows me to take part in an interesting project where I can flourish within a group that is certainly young but which has many qualities. “My goal is to keep competing over the next two and a half seasons and to take the maximum from it.” Bodmer is a veteran of Ligue 1 having started his career with Caen in 2000 while also making stops at Lille and Lyon prior to his stay in the French capital. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    October 30, 2014 11:47 am
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World News

  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants


    30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:45 France’s EDF runs 58 nuclear plants although the Socialist government has pledged to reduce the number An investigation has been launched after France’s state-owned EDF power company said unidentified drones had flown over seven of its nuclear plants. The first unmanned aircraft was spotted on 5 October and there had been further sightings up to 20 October, EDF said. Who is behind the drones is unclear but pressure group Greenpeace has denied any involvement. Interior Minister Bernard Cazeneuve says measures are being taken to “neutralise” the drones. Under French law, no aircraft is allowed within 5km or 1,000m of a nuclear plant and the air force is responsible for the protection of all such sites. France is 75% reliant on nuclear power for its electricity and has 58 reactors operated by EDF at 19 sites. According to the company, the first drone flew over its Creys-Malville plant at …

    October 30, 2014 11:47 am
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Technology

  • Missing bitcoin cash: ‘I’m not missing,’ says Moolah CEO


    The CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Moolah insists he is working on returning money to customers, and that he has already processed almost $900,000 in refunds. Ryan Kennedy, who ran Moolah under the name Alex Green until the firm declared bankruptcy in mid-October, argues that he is not being given a fair hearing by former customers and investors. “The majority of Moolah customers were able to successfully withdraw their money from the platform,” he told the Guardian. “There is one major third-party creditor, Syscoin, that we are currently unable to process a transaction for. “I am still working on processing withdrawals, auditing the platform, and trying to figure out what has happened in full, and where funds have gone. Contrary to popular belief, I am not missing. “If I was going to run, I would not still be processing refunds (and the altcoin withdrawals are something I can easily prove on the blockchain). As I …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Science

  • Ebola Exacerbates West Africa’s Poverty Crisis


    When Ebola came to Dorcas’s home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient who ultimately died. Her mother, in turn, gave the virus to Dorcas’s father and older sister who had helped clean up copious vomit and diarrhea while tending to the sickened mother. Then Dorcas’s turn came, when the 17-year-old young woman transported her ailing mother and father to the hospital on the family’s motorbike.   Dorcas carried her mother into the hospital, she told peace activist Chernor Bah during his recent visit to his home country, but it was too late. She then joined her father in quarantine. There she cared for her sicker and sicker father even as she, too, succumbed to the symptoms of the viral infection. Within a few short weeks her mother died, her father died and …

    October 30, 2014 11:27 am
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Health

  • Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant


    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even managed the transplantation of a patient’s entire face. One major organ still eludes the transplant surgeon, however: the entire human eye. But if one team of U.S. scientists has its way, that dream may become reality, too. “Until recently, eye transplants have been considered science fiction,” said Dr. Vijay Gorantla, an associate professor of surgery in the department of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. “People said it was crazy, bonkers.” However, “with what we now know about transplantation and, more importantly, nerve regeneration, we are finally at the point where we can have real confidence that this is something that actually can be pursued and eventually …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Entertainment

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Calls Chris Martin "Father Of The Year" At Charity Gala


    Posted on Thu Oct 30th, 2014 8:10am PDT       By X17 Staff Jennifer Lawrence probably made the right decision calling it off! Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Inspiration Gala for amFar last night in L.A., and the actress surprised the crowd by introducing ex-husband Chris Martin before his performance. “This brilliant singer-songwriter has sold 8 million records, has won every single award that there is to be won, especially Father of the Year, which he has won consecutively since 2004. I am speaking of Chris Martin and the incredibly talented Jonny Buckland, who together make up one-half of the legendary band Coldplay,” she told the crowd. The Goop queen sounds like she wants to consciously couple with her ex again!   Stories from around the Web

    October 30, 2014 10:45 am
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Editorial

  • What Halloween does for kids


    Editor’s note: This commentary originally ran in Fox News Opinion on October 31, 2011. The seemingly endless wait for dark is one part of Halloween that has stayed vividly with me since childhood. Although our parents preferred we set out earlier, my older sister and I knew that walking house-to-house would be no good at dusk–there was nothing forbidden or dangerous in it. And so we would glance again and again at the sun, an intrusive guest over-staying his welcome. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Finally, when the neighborhood was puddles of streetlight, we would pull on our costumes and become monsters of one kind or another, rapidly growing too warm for the house, with a light sweat already under nylon gowns and rubberized masks. We took turns sneaking into each other’s room to scare and be scared. I enjoyed poking her with a plastic pitchfork and showing her gruesome wounds I had made with vampire blood from …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Odd News

  • Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he ‘had his fill of football’


    DENVER (Reuters) – A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his “fill of football” and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday. Paul Kitterman made national headlines this week when his family and friends asked the public for help in finding the 53-year-old who failed to return to his seat after halftime of the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game last Thursday. Kitterman was found unharmed on Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colorado, about 115 miles south of Denver, police said. Pueblo Police said in a statement that they had received a tip that Kitterman was in the area, and officers located him in the parking lot of a Kmart department store. Kitterman was fatigued but coherent when evaluated by paramedics, police said, adding that he told officers he had had “his fill …

    October 29, 2014 3:08 pm
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