Headline News

  • Two killed, four wounded in Washington state school shooting


    MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) – A student shot dead a female classmate and wounded four others when he opened fire in the cafeteria of his Washington state high school on Friday, apparently after a fight with fellow students, authorities said. The shooter, a homecoming prince at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, took his own life as his classmates scrambled to safety in the latest outburst of deadly violence at an American school. A school district official, who declined to be named, said the shooter was Jaylen Fryberg, a freshman who was a popular member of both the wrestling and football teams. “He came up from behind and had a gun in his hand and he fired about eight bullets … They were his friends so it wasn’t just random,” student Jordan Luton told CNN, adding that the gunman fired several more shots. “Then he turned and looked at me and my girlfriend … and kind of gave us …

    October 24, 2014 8:06 pm
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Politics

  • U.S. judge blocks New Jersey sports betting law


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – A federal judge issued a temporary restraining order on Friday blocking a New Jersey law that would have allowed legalized wagering on sporting events, the judge’s chambers said. U.S. District Judge Michael Shipp gave the order orally in court and planned to issue a written order later in the day, according to his chambers. The National Football League and other sports leagues sued on Monday in an attempt to block the law, which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican, had signed a few days earlier. (Reporting by David Ingram; Editing by Chris Reese)

    October 24, 2014 5:01 pm
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Stocks

  • NYC tabloids keep a straight face on Ebola


    New York City’s tabloids are known for headlines like “Headless Body In Topless Bar,” “Ford to City: Drop Dead and “Derek Eater.” But they played it straight when it was time to report that Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for Ebola Thursday night. In the hours before Spencer was diagnosed he had gone bowling, rode the A train and stopped by a meatball shop. But there was not a single pun to be found on New York City newsstands Friday morning. No hysteria and no sensationalism. Instead newspapers like AM New York went with just the facts. The free daily’s front page simply said “Ebola in NYC” and showed a picture of Spencer in a hazmat suit while caring for victims in West Africa: “We didn’t want to be alarmists,” said Pete Catapano, executive editor of AM New York. “Obviously it’s a scary subject… We wanted to be very direct, very straight-forward.” Related: Syracuse University …

    October 24, 2014 8:06 pm
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Sports

  • Seahawks have 7 out for Sunday


    Seattle, WA (SportsNetwork.com) – The Seattle Seahawks have ruled out seven players for Sunday’s matchup with the Carolina Panthers. The seven ruled out are running back Derrick Coleman (foot), defensive tackle Jordan Hill (ankle), cornerback Byron Maxwell (calf), tight end Zach Miller (ankle), center Max Unger (foot), linebacker Bobby Wagner (toe), and wide receiver Bryan Walters (concussion). Listed as probable for Seattle are defensive end Michael Bennett (toe), safety Kam Chancellor (ankle), running backs Marshawn Lynch (not injury related) and Robert Turbin (shoulder), cornerback Tharold Simon (ankle), defensive tackle Kevin Williams (not injury related), and tight end Luke Willson (groin). Seattle is hoping to snap it first two-game losing streak in almost two years when it visits Carolina. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT

    October 24, 2014 8:06 pm
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World News

  • State of emergency imposed in Sinai


    25 October 2014 Last updated at 01:58 President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi called a meeting of the National Defence Council in the wake of the attacks Egypt has declared a three-month state of emergency in parts of the Sinai Peninsula after at least 31 soldiers were killed in two attacks there. President Abdul Fattah al-Sisi has declared three days of mourning in the wake of the suspected jihadist attacks. Egypt’s Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip was also closed, state TV said. It was the biggest loss of life in decades for Egypt’s army, which has been carrying out an offensive against jihadists in northern Sinai. The area has become increasingly lawless since President Hosni Mubarak was overthrown in 2011. Militants have stepped up attacks since Islamist President Mohammed Morsi was ousted by the army last year. Egypt in mourning There has been no claim of responsibility for Friday’s suicide blast at an army checkpoint that …

    October 24, 2014 8:06 pm
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Technology

  • AT&T, T-Mobile both lock down new iPad SIMs in their stores


    The iPad Air 2’s Apple SIM card lets users swap carriers, sometimes. CNET The new Apple SIM card in new iPad models was supposed to make it easier to bounce around between different wireless carriers. That didn’t seem to last long. The Apple SIM promised the ability to switch carriers with a few taps on the tablet. But an ATT spokesman confirmed that it will lock down the SIM cards found in the new iPad Air 2 and iPad Mini 3. A new iPad purchased at a T-Mobile store will also include a SIM pre-set to the carrier, according to a person familiar with the carrier’s plans. In both cases, if a customer wants to switch, the person needs to physically change out the SIM card. An iPad purchased at an Apple store or other third-party retailer such as Best Buy for use on T-Mobile’s network, however, will remain open, and users can switch to …

    October 24, 2014 5:01 pm
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Science

  • NASA Hosts First Agency-wide Social Media Event for Orion’s First Flight Test


    NASA invites social media followers to apply for credentials to get a preview of the Orion spacecraft’s first flight test during NASA Social events Dec. 3 at each of its 10 centers. Orion will launch on a United Launch Alliance Delta IV Heavy rocket from Space Launch Complex 37 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in Florida. Liftoff is targeted for 7:05 a.m. EST Dec. 4. NASA Socials are in-person events for people who engage with the agency through social media networks. Events will be held simultaneously at NASA centers including: Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, California; Glenn Research Center in Cleveland; Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Maryland; Johnson Space Center in Houston; Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia; Marshall Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama; Stennis Space Center near Bay St. Louis, Mississippi; and, Armstrong Flight Research Center, which is hosting a joint event with the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California. Each …

    October 24, 2014 5:23 pm
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Health

  • Two US states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones


    NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Obama administration is considering quarantines for healthcare workers returning from Ebola-ravaged West African countries, an official said on Friday, as authorities in New York retraced the steps of a doctor with the disease. In Washington, President Barack Obama hugged a Dallas nurse who survived Ebola after catching it from a patient. Quarantining healthcare workers returning to the United States from the Ebola “hot zone” was one of a number of options being discussed by officials from across the administration, Tom Skinner, a spokesman for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told Reuters. The CDC-led discussions began on Thursday after Dr. Craig Spencer tested positive for the disease that day after returning to New York from West Africa. Spencer, 33, a New Yorker who spent a month with the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders working with Ebola patients in Guinea, was the fourth person diagnosed with the virus in …

    October 24, 2014 5:01 pm
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Entertainment

  • Kourtney Kardashian And Scott Disick Soak In Solo Time Before Third Child Arrives


    Posted on Fri Oct 24th, 2014 3:30pm PDT       By X17 Staff It can’t be too much longer before she gives birth! Kourtney Kardashian and Scott Disick left son Mason and daughter Penelope at home to enjoy a romantic lunch at Carousel restaurant in L.A. today, and the pregnant reality star must have been craving some spicy Middle Eastern food, since that is the eatery’s speciality. Who would have thought after all this time that this pair would have the most solid relationship of all the Kardashian clan? The dating lives of the Kardashian-Jenner family are all over the place lately, which is great for ratings! Although Kim is happily settled with Kanye and daughter Nori, it seems everyone else’s romance status is largely a mystery. Bruce is reportedly dating family friend Ronda Kamihara, Khloe is single and ready to mingle after splitting with French Montana this summer, Kylie is allegedly hooking up with rapper Tyga, and …

    October 24, 2014 6:44 pm
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Editorial

  • ‘Law & Order’ star, NFL, men’s group join to say ‘No More’ to domestic violence


    Mariska Hargitay, Founder President of the Joyful Heart Foundation and Emmy Award-winning star of “Law Order: Special Victims Unit.” (Courtesy NoMore.org) Twenty-four people every minute — more than 12 million women and men a year — are victims of physical violence, rape and stalking from their partners. While the overwhelming majority of violence and abuse against women is men’s violence, the majority of men are not violent. However, men are often silent about the violence that other men perpetrate. But this week saw a group of powerful men step forward: NFL players, current and former, saying NO MORE to domestic violence and sexual assault in a series of groundbreaking new PSAs. “Together we can end domestic violence and sexual assault” reads the tag line for NO MORE. The most important word in that phrase? “Together.” Players like Pittsburgh Steelers’ William Gay, whose mother was killed by an abusive partner. Like Philadelphia Eagles’ Jon Dorrembos, who lost …

    October 24, 2014 5:01 pm
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Odd News

  • Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper’s lookalike


    EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) – Jim Tully’s hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end. News of the factory worker’s run-ins with authorities searching for fugitive Eric Frein, wanted in the Sept. 12 shooting death of one state trooper and wounding of another, has sparked a crowdfunding campaign to buy him a car. Donations are pouring in and by Friday the campaign had raised nearly $16,000, more than six times the original goal of $2,500. “I’m overwhelmed with the support from the community and the area,” Tully said in a telephone interview on Friday. Tully, 39, who says friends tell him he looks like Frein from a distance, said he had been stopped by police at least 20 times on his 4-hour long walks to …

    October 24, 2014 5:23 pm
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