• A shift in conservative Kansas

    A shift in conservative Kansas

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 15:22 By James Naughtie BBC News, Kansas Pat Roberts is in the toughest race of his decades-long political career Kansas is one of the most consistently Republican states in...
  • AP College Basketball Preseason No. 1s

    2015 — Kentucky 2014 — Kentucky ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT 2013 — Indiana 2012 — North Carolina 2011 — Duke 2010 — Kansas 2009 — North Carolina 2008 — North Carolina 2007 — Florida 2006 — Duke...
  • China makes ‘biggest cash haul’

    China makes ‘biggest cash haul’

    31 October 2014 Last updated at 14:53 Thousands of Chinese officials have been investigated on suspicion of graft and corruption Anti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in...
  • Honda, Takata sued over exploding airbags

    Honda Motor and its airbag supplier Takata have been hit by a federal lawsuit over defective airbags that can explode and send shards of metal into passengers. The suit, filed in federal court Thursday, seeks...
  • Dorm Report: Rooting for the lesser of two evils

    Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – I really do try my best not to hate anyone, seeing as how that word can be thrown around rather easily, which is why it was so tough watching the Florida...
  • Mike Tyson Reveals Sexual Abuse As A Child

    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...

Headline News

  • A shift in conservative Kansas


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 15:22 By James Naughtie BBC News, Kansas Pat Roberts is in the toughest race of his decades-long political career Kansas is one of the most consistently Republican states in America, electing only two Democrats to the Senate in its history. But a millionaire businessman running as an independent this year has upended the state’s political calculus – and could have an impact far beyond its borders. Kansas is conservative. The birthplace of Dwight Eisenhower is careful about change. Like the flat landscape that does not rise or dip for mile after mile, the state’s habits are settled. Republicans win and Democrats lose, and on the Election Night map Kansas always turns red. So why is Pat Roberts, three-term senator, struggling so hard, looking so desperate, and pulling in Republican colleagues from across the country to help him save his seat? In an election where the Republicans have been predicting …

    October 31, 2014 10:45 am
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Politics

  • Economy, health care dominate campaign issues


    By The Associated Press October 31, 2014 Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, and his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley) As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. Social issues are eclipsed by concerns about the economy, health care, the Islamic State group and Ebola, the poll finds. And hovering over each of these individual issues is a broad dissatisfaction with President Barack Obama and Republican leaders in Congress. Only 32 percent of likely voters called gay marriage an important issue, compared with 91 percent ranking the economy important, 78 percent with similar concerns about health care and 74 percent naming Ebola important. The issue that some Democrats have emphasized most of all …

    October 31, 2014 7:20 am
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Stocks

  • Honda, Takata sued over exploding airbags


    Honda Motor and its airbag supplier Takata have been hit by a federal lawsuit over defective airbags that can explode and send shards of metal into passengers. The suit, filed in federal court Thursday, seeks class action status on behalf of the owners of all five million Hondas affected by the recall, alleging that they’ve suffered inconvenience and financial losses. It contends that owners have been hurt by having limited use of their cars as well as a decline in the resale value of their vehicles. The suit also says car owners have been told they’ll have to wait months before Honda and Takata have the replacement airbags needed to repair all the cars. Related: Fix for airbags: Deadlier than the problem? Finally, the suit alleges that Honda knew of the exploding airbag problem as early as 2001 but delayed recalling the cars. The law firm which filed the suit, Hagens Berman, won more than …

    October 31, 2014 10:24 am
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Sports

  • AP College Basketball Preseason No. 1s


    2015 — Kentucky 2014 — Kentucky ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT 2013 — Indiana 2012 — North Carolina 2011 — Duke 2010 — Kansas 2009 — North Carolina 2008 — North Carolina 2007 — Florida 2006 — Duke 2005 — Kansas 2004 — UConn 2003 — Arizona 2002 — Duke 2001 — Arizona 2000 — UConn 1999 — Duke 1998 — Arizona 1997 — Cincinnati 1996 — Kentucky 1995 — Arkansas 1994 — North Carolina 1993 — Michigan 1992 — Duke 1991 — UNLV 1990 — UNLV 1989 — Duke 1988 — Syracuse 1987 — North Carolina 1986 — Georgia Tech 1985 — Georgetown 1984 — North Carolina 1983 — Virginia 1982 — North Carolina 1981 — Kentucky 1980 — Indiana 1979 — Duke 1978 — North Carolina 1977 — Michigan 1976 — Indiana 1975 — N.C. State 1974 — UCLA 1973 — UCLA 1972 — UCLA 1971 — UCLA 1970 — South Carolina 1969 — UCLA 1968 …

    October 31, 2014 10:45 am
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World News

  • China makes ‘biggest cash haul’


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 14:53 Thousands of Chinese officials have been investigated on suspicion of graft and corruption Anti-corruption investigators in China have confirmed the reported seizure of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official’s home in May – the biggest such haul to date. More than 200m yuan (£20m) were found and four out of 16 counting machines broke whilst measuring the notes, a prosecutor said. Senior energy official Wei Pengyuan is under investigation for corruption. President Xi Jinping has promised to tackle corruption in China. The massive haul, first reported in the Chinese press in May, was confirmed at a news conference by top anti-bribery prosecutor Xu Jinhui. Mr Wei, who is the deputy chief of the National Energy Administration’s coal department, was put under investigation in May for allegedly accepting bribes following the discovery of the hidden cash. China has sentenced more than 13,000 officials found guilty of …

    October 31, 2014 10:45 am
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Technology

  • Former Android boss leaves Google


    31 October 2014 Last updated at 11:57 Andy Rubin co-founded the world’s most popular mobile operating system Android One of the creators of the world’s most popular mobile operating system is to leave Google, it has been announced. Andy Rubin, who co-founded the Android project, is to step down after around nine years at the technology giant. Announcing Mr Rubin’s departure, Google said he created “something truly remarkable” in Android. Mr Rubin, who has also worked for Apple, reportedly plans to found an incubator for hardware start-up firms. “I want to wish Andy all the best with what’s next. With Android he created something truly remarkable – with a billion plus happy users. Thank you,” said Google’s chief executive and co-founder Larry Page. Mr Rubin’s departure comes after he stepped down from Google’s Android division in March 2013 to begin working on the technology giant’s robotics project. He was behind the acquisition of seven robotics …

    October 31, 2014 7:21 am
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Science

  • Why scratching makes you itch more


    Related images(click to enlarge) Turns out your mom was right: Scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research from scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis indicates that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation. The findings, in mice, are reported online in the journal Neuron. The same vicious cycle of itching and scratching is thought to occur in humans, and the research provides new clues that may help break that cycle, particularly in people who experience chronic itching. Scientists have known for decades that scratching creates a mild amount of pain in the skin, said senior investigator Zhou-Feng Chen, PhD, director of Washington University’s Center for the Study of Itch. That pain can interfere with itching — at least temporarily — by getting nerve cells in the spinal cord to carry pain signals to the brain instead of itch signals. “The problem is that when …

    October 31, 2014 7:41 am
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Health

  • China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia


    BEIJING (Reuters) – China will dispatch an elite unit of the People’s Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly virus in West Africa. Washington has led the international drive to stop the spread of the disease that has killed nearly 5,000 people, sending thousands of troops and committing about $1 billion, but Beijing has faced criticism for not doing enough. The PLA squad, which has experience from a 2002 outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), will build a 100-bed treatment center in Liberia, the first such facility in the three countries most impacted by Ebola to be constructed and run by a foreign country, said Lin Songtian, director general of the ministry’s Department of African Affairs. The center will be open for operation in a month’s time, he told a briefing in Beijing. China will also …

    October 31, 2014 7:20 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

  • ‘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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