• Raonic ousts Federer in Paris

    Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Canadian slugger Milos Raonic upended Roger Federer in Friday’s quarterfinal action at the $3.7 million Paris Masters. The seventh-seeded Raonic straight-setted the second-seeded former world No. 1 great Federer 7-6 (7-5),...
  • One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

    One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 19:41 At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in a California desert, the California Highway Patrol has said. The...
  • What’s open on Thanksgiving, and what isn’t

    What’s open on Thanksgiving, and what isn’t

    Macy’s will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides. For the folks who can’t wait...
  • Caterham F1 team have two weeks to find a buyer

    AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – The Caterham Formula One team may have to be wound up if a buyer does not emerge in the next two weeks, an administrator said on Friday. “We’re continuing our efforts...

Headline News

  • NYC to pay $2.25 million over Rikers Island inmate’s death


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – New York City will pay $2.25 million to resolve a wrongful death claim by the family of a mentally ill, homeless Marine Corps veteran who died at the Rikers Island jail complex eight days after his arrest, the city’s comptroller announced on Friday. Jerome Murdough, 56, was found dead in his cell at Rikers Island on Feb. 15. The city medical examiner’s office later said his death was accidental and due to hyperthermia caused by exposure to heat. The settlement, announced by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer, came after Murdough’s mother in May filed a $25 million notice of claim against the city for negligence, civil rights violations and wrongful death. Stringer said he hoped the settlement would bring “some small measure” of closure for Murdough’s family, including his mother, Alma, who appeared at the press conference. “This is a very awful thing I’m going through, and I hope no …

    October 31, 2014 2:48 pm
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Politics

  • Big money flowing into small elections this year


    By ANDY SULLIVAN October 31, 2014 Money Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local races as well. Wealthy individuals and interest groups of all stripes are increasingly setting up political committees that can steer unlimited sums to small-dollar contests for state legislature, sheriff and school board. Four years after the Supreme Court ruled that Congress cannot restrict spending by political groups not directly affiliated with candidates, the “Super PACs” and other spending committees that sprung up in the wake of that decision are becoming a fixture in races farther down on ballot sheets, where their money can have a greater impact. In some cases, they are looking to bypass a gridlocked Washington that likely will not be more productive after the Nov. 4 congressional elections. In other cases, local operators are adopting …

    October 31, 2014 11:25 am
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Stocks

  • What’s open on Thanksgiving, and what isn’t


    Macy’s will open its doors at 6 p.m. on Thanksgiving. Whether or not to shop on Thanksgiving is a controversial issue, and several major retailers are already taking sides. For the folks who can’t wait for their dinners to digest before they kick off their holiday shopping spree, Macy’s and Kohl’s will both open their doors on Thanksgiving Day at 6 p.m. Macy’s (M) opened at the same time last year, and said enough shoppers came through its doors to justify continuing the tradition. Kohl’s (KSS) is opening two hours earlier than it did last year. There are also holiday shopping holdouts. Costco (COST), Nordstrom (JWN), Neiman Marcus and GameStop (GME) have all said they won’t open on Thanksgiving. They’re going to wait and launch their Black Friday deals on, well, Friday. And many major retail players have yet to reveal their holiday shopping plans, including Walmart (WMT), Best Buy (BBY), Target (TGT) and Kmart …

    October 31, 2014 2:28 pm
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Sports

  • Raonic ousts Federer in Paris


    Paris, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Canadian slugger Milos Raonic upended Roger Federer in Friday’s quarterfinal action at the $3.7 million Paris Masters. The seventh-seeded Raonic straight-setted the second-seeded former world No. 1 great Federer 7-6 (7-5), 7-5 on the indoor hardcourts at Paris’ Palais Omnisports. Raonic fired 21 aces and tallied the only break of the tight match to advance. “Considering all the circumstances around it, I think this was the biggest win for me,” said Raonic. Federer had been 6-0 lifetime against the 32-year-old Raonic, including 2-0 this year. The 33-year-old Federer was fresh off his title in his hometown of Basel, Switzerland, last week and was the Paris Masters champ in 2011. He’s was riding a 14-match overall winning streak, including a title at the Shanghai Masters just three weeks ago. Federer, who is looking to clinch the year-end No. 1 spot for a record-tying sixth time, will now take some time off before …

    October 31, 2014 2:48 pm
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World News

  • One dead in SpaceShipTwo test crash


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 19:41 At least one person is dead and another injured after Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo space tourism craft crashed in a California desert, the California Highway Patrol has said. The craft was undergoing manned testing when it experienced what the company described as “a serious anomaly”. Television images shot from a helicopter showed what appeared to be wreckage bearing the Virgin logo. SpaceShipTwo is carried aloft by a jet, then launched into sub-orbit. In a statement, Virgin Galactic said the “vehicle suffered a serious anomaly resulting in the loss of SpaceShipTwo”. Kern County Sheriff’s spokesman told the Reuters news agency the craft’s co-pilot was killed, while the pilot ejected and was seriously injured. Ken Brown, a photographer who witnessed the crash, told the Associated Press news agency the craft exploded after it was released from a plane that carries it to a high altitude. That aircraft, known as White Knight …

    October 31, 2014 2:48 pm
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Technology

  • Whovians: Bake a Pudding Brain Cake in time for Halloween


    The 12th Doctor in the BBC’s “Doctor Who” believes that all humans are pudding brains. What better way to embrace his opinion than by creating your very own pudding brain for Halloween? The pudding brains at the BBC have released the official Pudding Brain Cake recipe, as well as detailed video instructions for assembling the treat. Assuming our pudding brains can manage to read the recipe, watch the video, stumble around our kitchen and mix together the right ingredients in the right order, we may find ourselves gobbling up a Pudding Brain Cake. Of course, the BBC’s recipe has the ingredients measured in grams, so us pudding brains in the US will need to convert them into units of measurement we understand. But it’s probably worth the effort if you want to impress your pudding-brained friends. Don’t you want to shove this Pudding Brain cake in your mouth? Video screenshot by Anthony Domanico/CNET

    October 31, 2014 11:25 am
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Science

  • NASA Program Enhances Climate Resilience at Agency Facilities


    [image-50] A new study in the latest issue of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society provides an in-depth look at how NASA facilities have been affected by climate extremes and climate change in recent years and how the agency is preparing for the future. Using a blend of weather data, global and regional climate model outputs, and advances in the understanding of the climate system, the study finds that many types of extreme events are expected to increase in frequency and magnitude in the future and pose hazards to NASA’s mission, infrastructure and workforce. The study found that by the 2050s, sea level rise alone could lead to an increase of 50 percent or more in coastal flooding frequency with varying impacts to NASA facilities, a high percentage of which are located near coastlines. In total, the agency has approximately $32 billion in constructed assets and about 64,000 employees, contractors and partners. “Risk management …

    October 31, 2014 11:45 am
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Health

  • Sleep Apnea May Steal Some of Your Memory: Study


    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Sleep apnea may make it hard for you to remember simple things, such as where you parked your car or left your house keys, a small study suggests. Tests on 18 people with severe sleep apnea showed that this ability — called spatial memory — was impaired when sleep apnea disrupted rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, even when other stages of sleep weren’t affected. REM sleep is the deepest level of sleep, during which dreams typically occur. “We’ve shown for the first time that sleep apnea, an increasingly common medical condition, might negatively impact formation of certain memories, even when the apnea is limited to REM sleep,” study leader Dr. Andrew Varga, a clinical instructor of medicine in the division of pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine at the NYU Langone Medical Center in New York City, said in an NYU news release. “Our findings suggest memory loss …

    October 31, 2014 11:25 am
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Fortune

Entertainment

  • Khloe Kardashian Flies Out Of Town After French Montana Claims She’s His "Baby Forever"


    Posted on Fri Oct 31st, 2014 12:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff She’s looking so boney! Khloe Kardashian caught an early flight out of LAX this morning, and the reality star was slightly in disguise in her adorable skeleton sweatsuit. Could she be trying to go unnoticed to avoid questions about her rumored rekindled romance with ex French Montana? We thought the two were dunzo after they broke up this summer, but according to the rapper, they are maybe still an item and she will always hold a special place in his heart. Does she know this? “She’s my baby forever. She’s good. She’s the best. There’s no bad blood with her. I love how she is. She inspires me as a person. I’m sure I inspire her in many different ways. We just have that special relationship. Right now we’re in a special zone… She’s a beautiful person. I don’t think a lot of people know …

    October 31, 2014 3:09 pm
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Editorial

  • November midterms: A tale of two elections


    For some weeks now on our Fox News show “Political Insiders,” I have been expressing my concern that if we look at the polls, we seem to have two elections going on. With only days to go before the midterm elections we continue to see a true anomaly which is a strong national position for the Republicans nationally and yet a host of very close elections for dozens of key races in the Senate, House and for governor. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Despite millions of dollars spent on scorched earth negative television advertising, from both parties, the electorate seems strangely detached and disengaged from it all. Even if you credit the Democrats with running superior tactical campaigns in individual races — which is quite disputable — what still is baffling is why such a massive national mood is not being translated into an at least the traditional “throw the bums out” groundswell. Frustrated, angry and scared as …

    October 31, 2014 11:25 am
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Odd News

  • Police led to Alabama drug suspect by his dog


    BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) – Police in Alabama found a suspected drug dealer who was hiding in tall grass near his home after the man’s dog, tail wagging enthusiastically, led officers to him, police said on Thursday. Edward Melvin Henderson fled his home in Prattville as officers pulled up to the residence with a search warrant on Tuesday, said Paula Barlow, spokeswoman for the Prattville Police Department. Henderson ran, jumped off a ravine and continued running. As officers approached the ravine, a mixed breed pit bull/husky later identified as Bo came running up, she said. Henderson had run into a wooded area and was hiding. Two officers looked at Bo and pointed in the direction Henderson had run and told the dog to go and get him. Investigators trailed Bo, who was wagging his tail after locating his owner lying in high grass, Barlow said. The search warrant resulted in the recovery of methamphetamine and components …

    October 30, 2014 11:36 pm
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