• Homes for the homeless…inside billboards

    Homes for the homeless…inside billboards

    Billboards that double as homes could help solve homelessness in cities. Billboard ads are expensive to construct, maintain and rent, but they don’t serve any functional purposes — so Michal Polacek redesigned them to house...
  • Advertising firm, protesters to take aim at Redskins name

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  • UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

    UN chief defends Ebola aid workers

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 13:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UN chief Ban Ki-moon says aid workers dealing with the Ebola crisis are “exceptional people” UN chief Ban Ki-moon...
  • November midterms: A tale of two elections

    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...

Headline News

  • Judge enforces Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse


    FORT KENT Maine (Reuters) – A judge on Friday ordered an American nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone for the disease to obey a state-imposed quarantine after she defied Maine officials and went for a bike ride. The temporary order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, turned up the heat in the confrontation over the quarantine between the New England state’s officials and nurse Kaci Hickox. LaVerdiere instructed Hickox to submit to “direct active monitoring” and “not to be present in public places” like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces, except to receive necessary healthcare. Hickox, 33, has tested negative for Ebola after returning from working for Doctors Without Borders in Sierra Leone, one of the three impoverished West African countries at the heart of the outbreak that has killed about 5,000 people there. Saying she is completely healthy, she has challenged quarantines imposed on her in both New …

    October 31, 2014 11:45 am
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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

  • Homes for the homeless…inside billboards


    Billboards that double as homes could help solve homelessness in cities. Billboard ads are expensive to construct, maintain and rent, but they don’t serve any functional purposes — so Michal Polacek redesigned them to house the homeless. His concept, called “Project Gregory,” would create wooden billboard structures fitted with noise and thermal insulation. They’d have two rooms: One with a table, two chairs and bed, the other with a toilet, sink and shower — all in less than 200 square feet. Polacek, 26, came up with the concept as part of his master’s dissertation at the Academy of Art in Banksa Bystrica, Slovakia, about three years ago. He brought on Matej Nedorolík to help with communications (Polacek doesn’t speak English). The two also head up an architecture and design firm. Related: Urban infrastructure gets a second life This week, they’ve launched a formal effort to turn their billboard concept into a reality. Project Gregory launched …

    October 31, 2014 12:25 pm
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Sports

  • Advertising firm, protesters to take aim at Redskins name


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    October 31, 2014 11:45 am
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World News

  • UN chief defends Ebola aid workers


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 13:31 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. UN chief Ban Ki-moon says aid workers dealing with the Ebola crisis are “exceptional people” UN chief Ban Ki-moon has said discrimination against aid workers who return home from the Ebola crisis in West Africa is “unacceptable”. Strict quarantine rules are hampering aid efforts when more health workers are needed in order to deal with the crisis, he told BBC News in Nairobi. International efforts have been insufficient but are now “catching up”, the UN secretary general added. “We have been really trying to mobilise in a massive way,” he said. Mr Ban told the BBC’s Dennis Okari that the World Health Organization (WHO) and scientists around the world were trying to develop vaccines. The UN’s main objectives included stopping the virus, finding a treatment and preventing the spread of Ebola, he said. MSF has warned that mandatory quarantines …

    October 31, 2014 11:45 am
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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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Entertainment

  • Mike Tyson Reveals Sexual Abuse As A Child


    Posted on Fri Oct 31st, 2014 6:59am PDT       By X17 Staff Getty Images No one saw this coming… Mike Tyson is never one to hold his tongue and on Wednesday that trend continued as the former boxer revealed that he was sexually abused by a stranger back when he was a child in Brooklyn, New York. “He snatched me off the street,” the 48-year-old said during a visit to SiriusXM’s Opie Radio show. “I was a little kid…[he was an] old man. [He] bullied me, sexually abused me and stuff. Never seen him again.” Tyson, who was seven at the time of the abuse, also admitted that he never told a soul about the unfortunate incident, adding “I just went on with my life.” For some, it’s hard to imagine such a thing to happen to a man who was once one of the most terrifying opponents in the boxing ring. As for whether or not …

    October 31, 2014 9:02 am
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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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