• Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

    Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 08:40 Despite extensive searches no wreckage of any kind of MH370 has been found Two Malaysian children whose father was on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared have filed...
  • Stocks give investors a big October treat

    Stocks give investors a big October treat

    If you exited the stock market earlier this month, you sure have something to “boo” about this Halloween. October turned out to be a nice treat for investors. Those who stayed in are having an...
  • Hurley sails into CIMB Classic lead

    Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (SportsNetwork.com) – Billy Hurley posted his second 67 in as many days on Friday and he grabbed a 2-shot lead at the halfway point of the CIMB Classic. Hurley finished 36 holes...
  • Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

    Burkina Faso crowds back on streets

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 09:54 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Anti-government protesters looted the parliament building in the capital, Ouagadougou Protesters are gathering for a second day in the...

Headline News

  • Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein taken in handcuffs of murdered officer


    Oct. 31, 2014: State troopers escort Eric Matthew Frein from the Blooming Grove barracks. (AP) This split image shows an undated image of Eric Frein, charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush, left, and his updated mugshot on the FBI website after his capture, right. (AP/FBI) This undated file photo provided by the Pennsylvania State Police shows Eric Frein, who has eluded police, but is charged with killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper and seriously wounding another in a late night ambush. (AP/Pennsylvania State Police) Prosecutors vowed to seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, the suspected cop killer nabbed Thursday night in rural Pennsylvania after a seven-week manhunt that ended with the self-styled survivalist shackled in the handcuffs of his alleged victim. The search ended Thursday night when U.S. Marshals arrested Frein in an airport hangar near Buck Hill. Frein was slapped with the handcuffs of the …

    October 31, 2014 6:20 am
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Politics

  • U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election


    WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. The temporary authorization for President Barack Obama’s plan to arm and train moderate Syrian rebels – one element of the campaign – expires on Dec. 11, so lawmakers will have to take up that issue when they return from recess on Nov. 12.    A handful of lawmakers are also pushing for Congress to consider a broader Authorization for the Use of Military Force (AUMF), which would set out guidelines for the overall effort to halt the militants. “We should not be asking …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Stocks

  • Stocks give investors a big October treat


    If you exited the stock market earlier this month, you sure have something to “boo” about this Halloween. October turned out to be a nice treat for investors. Those who stayed in are having an extra Happy Halloween. The SP 500 is on track to end the month about 1% higher. The Nasdaq is up 1.5% and the Dow is up 0.9% after another dramatic 221 point gain Thursday. No, October won’t be the best month of the year. But those are solid gains. And we might not be done yet. According to CNNMoney’s survey of investment strategists, the SP 500 should end the year a tad over 2,000. The index is close to that level, but not there yet. Related: Experts say stocks will rise more in 2014 So what drove the big turnaround? It’s pretty straightforward: earnings, earnings, earnings. Investors like when companies beat on earnings, sales and profits, and by and large, …

    October 31, 2014 6:20 am
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Sports

  • Le Clos confident of beating Phelps again in Rio


    SINGAPORE (Reuters) – Chad le Clos, one of the few men to have beaten Michael Phelps at the Olympics, has thrown down the challenge to his old rival, urging him to get back into training so they can have a rematch at Rio in 2016. The South African pulled one of the biggest upsets of the 2012 London Olympics when he got his hands on the wall ahead of Phelps after a dog fight to win the gold medal in the 200 meters butterfly. When Phelps retired after London, Le Clos easily won the 100-200m butterfly double at last year’s world championships, but the prospect of another showdown with the greatest swimmer of all time has got him excited. “I really, really hope that he and his team decide to swim in Rio, I really believe it will be great,” Le Clos told Reuters on Friday. “It’s added motivation for me… with Michael back, it’s …

    October 31, 2014 6:20 am
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World News

  • Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 08:40 Despite extensive searches no wreckage of any kind of MH370 has been found Two Malaysian children whose father was on the Malaysian Airlines flight that disappeared have filed a lawsuit against the airline and the government. It is believed to be the first legal case filed in Malaysia since the incident on 8 March. The lawsuit accuses the civil aviation department of negligence for failing to contact the plane within a reasonable amount of time after it disappeared. Flight MH370, from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing, had 239 people on board. Lawyers representing the two underage sons of passenger Jee Jing Hang filed the suit with the Kuala Lumpur High Court. They are suing the national carrier for breach of contract, saying it failed to take all measures to ensure a safe flight. They are also suing civil aviation authorities, the immigration department and the air force for negligence. …

    October 31, 2014 6:20 am
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Technology

  • Google Android 5 Lollipop review


    Google’s new version of its tablet and smartphone operating system “Lollipop” is the fifth version of Android, introducing new features and tweaks that collectively give the user the feeling that quite a lot has been improved. Unveiled as “L” at Google’s developer conference I/O in June to replace Android 4.4 “KitKat, Android 5 Lollipop was revealed alongside Google’s new design ethos called “Material”. Material Design is a new consistent look for Google’s apps, products and services, which stretches beyond Android to Google’s Chrome browser and Chrome OS software for low-cost laptops. The basic premise is a bolder, more colourful and flat look to icons, notifications and other interface elements. This review is based on a very near final version of Lollipop released by Google for testing. Small things may change before release. Smooth sliding For Lollipop that means the use of much brighter, fuller colours than the previous version of Android and a more consistent …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Science

  • Scripps Research Institute scientists make enzyme that could help explain origins of life


    Related images(click to enlarge) Mimicking natural evolution in a test tube, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) have devised an enzyme with a unique property that might have been crucial to the origin of life on Earth. Aside from illuminating one possible path for life’s beginnings, the achievement is likely to yield a powerful tool for evolving new and useful molecules. “When I start to tell people about this, they sometimes wonder if we’re merely suggesting the possibility of such an enzyme — but no, we actually made it,” said Gerald F. Joyce, professor in TSRI’s Departments of Chemistry and Cell and Molecular Biology and director of the Genomics Institute of the Novartis Research Foundation. Joyce was the senior author of the new report, which was published online ahead of print by the journal Nature on October 29, 2014. The Challenge of Making Copies The new enzyme is called a ribozyme because it is …

    October 31, 2014 3:38 am
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Health

  • India considers ban on e-cigarettes, sale of single smokes


    NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India is considering a ban on electronic cigarettes over the risks to public health that they may cause, a senior Health Ministry official told Reuters. The World Health Organization (WHO) in August called for stiff regulation of e-cigarettes as well as bans on indoor use, in the latest bid to control the booming $3 billion global market. Such devices use battery-powered cartridges to produce a nicotine-laced vapor but there is a lack of long-term scientific research that confirms they are safe. Some critics fear they could lead to nicotine addiction and tobacco smoking. “We see it as a backdoor entry, it doesn’t have tobacco but it has nicotine,” said the official, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the matter. “Expert panels have recommended regulation or a ban. India cannot regulate easily,” the official added, saying that the government would consider the ban in the next month or …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 am
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Entertainment

  • Jon Cryer airs his dirty laundry with Charlie Sheen


    Weeks before his fourth wedding, Charlie Sheen and fiancée call it quits But for Cryer, all he ever worried about was his friend. “I think, for me, and for a lot of people, the first sort of crack in the facade was when Charlie started going on the Alex Jones show and talking about 9/11 — that it was a conspiracy and that it was a controlled demolition and all this stuff,” Cryer told HuffPost Live. “I remember driving into my parking space and I saw him stepping out of his trailer, and I was like, ‘Uh, can we talk for a minute?’” But things didn’t stop with the talk. Cryer said Sheen’s personal life started suffering — he divorced Denise Richards and eventually married Brooke Mueller, and an arrest and personal troubles kept Sheen on a downward spiral. “Anybody who’s had an addict as a friend knows that you live with this fear — you …

    October 31, 2014 4:59 am
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Editorial

  • ‘Lone Wolf’ terror attacks: We’re sitting ducks and Americans with guns are last line of defense


    The recent spate of “lone wolf” terrorist attacks both here and in Canada seem to have come out of nowhere. And it’s clear that they have left Americans and Canadians as sitting ducks. Simply by using the Internet, ISIS has encouraged “lone wolf” individuals. These “wolves” have initiated attacks on their own with no planning or coordination with others and without leaving a trail of clues about their intentions. Law enforcement authorities and our government are not well suited to defend against such individual terror strikes. As Israel has learned about such attacks, there are just too many targets to defend. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT So what can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more citizens carry guns. What can be done to protect public safety? When police and the military can’t be everywhere, the last line of defense is having more …

    October 31, 2014 3:17 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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