• Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

    Two US Ebola nurses free of virus

    25 October 2014 Last updated at 05:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Nina Pham said she was looking forward to being reunited with her pet dog Two nurses infected with Ebola...
  • Gibson and Ducks down Jackets

    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – John Gibson stopped 16 shots for his first win of the season as the Anaheim Ducks topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, on Friday. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Sami Vatanen...
  • NY axe attack ‘was terrorist act’

    NY axe attack ‘was terrorist act’

    25 October 2014 Last updated at 06:40 Zale Thompson approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a...
  • The Evil Within review

    Made by Shinji Mikami, the man responsible for the awesome Resident Evil 4, The Evil Within has top survival-horror pedigree. It also adheres rigidly to genre cliches, featuring well-worn motifs such as the deserted mansion...
  • Angus King Endorses Republican Senate Colleague

    By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 6:07 p.m. on Oct. 24 0 Tweet King, left, endorsed a Republican for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Independent Maine Sen. Angus King, a member of the Democratic...

Headline News

  • Two US Ebola nurses free of virus


    25 October 2014 Last updated at 05:10 Please turn on JavaScript. Media requires JavaScript to play. Nina Pham said she was looking forward to being reunited with her pet dog Two nurses infected with Ebola while caring for a dying patient in Dallas have been declared free of the virus. One of them, Nina Pham, met President Barack Obama at the White House, hours after being discharged. The governors of New York and New Jersey have ordered a mandatory 21-day quarantine period for anyone in contact with Ebola victims in West Africa. The move comes a day after a doctor, Craig Spencer, returned from Guinea and tested positive for Ebola in New York. Anyone arriving from affected West African countries without having had confirmed contact with Ebola victims will be subject to monitoring by public health officials. The plans go beyond anything so far announced at a national level by the Obama administration. People in …

    October 25, 2014 1:10 am
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Politics

  • Angus King Endorses Republican Senate Colleague


    By Niels Lesniewski Posted at 6:07 p.m. on Oct. 24 0 Tweet King, left, endorsed a Republican for re-election. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo) Independent Maine Sen. Angus King, a member of the Democratic caucus, is backing a senior Senate Republican in his bid for re-election. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., is not facing a significant challenge on Nov. 4, but the support from King is interesting considering the independent senator’s potential role in a closely divided or tied Senate. King and Alexander are both members of the informal caucus of former governors. The two senators are personally close, but Alexander also is a former Republican Conference chairman with close ties to Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky. “Senator Alexander is the kind of person who we absolutely need in the United States Senate. He is someone who listens, and who is interested in solving problems,” King said in making the endorsement, which was first reported …

    October 25, 2014 1:09 am
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Stocks

  • Bezos: The Grinch that stole Amazon’s Xmas


      You’re a mean one, Mr. Bezos. You really are a drone. Your Fire Phone’s unpopular. Your cloud biz bleeds red ink. Mr. Bezos. Your ship looks like it is really starting to sink! Yup. Amazon’s lousy third-quarter results and weak fourth-quarter outlook has made CEO Jeff Bezos a Grinch to investors. Shares of Amazon (AMZN, Tech30) plunged more than 8% Friday as the market has decided it wouldn’t touch the stock with a thirty-nine and a half foot pole. And it’s been that way all year. The stock is now down 28% in 2014, making it the worst performer in CNNMoney’s Tech 30 index. (Mobile chip company ARM Holding (ARMH, Tech30) had been the biggest loser before Friday.) The huge loss in the third quarter is troubling enough. It’s a sign that not all of Amazon’s big investments are paying off. The Fire Phone, which Amazon hyped to death because it was a 3-D …

    October 25, 2014 12:09 am
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Sports

  • Gibson and Ducks down Jackets


    Anaheim, CA (SportsNetwork.com) – John Gibson stopped 16 shots for his first win of the season as the Anaheim Ducks topped the Columbus Blue Jackets, 4-1, on Friday. Corey Perry, Ryan Getzlaf and Sami Vatanen each had a goal and an assist, while Devante Smith-Pelly also scored for the Ducks, who have won seven straight since opening the season with a loss at Pittsburgh. “It’s nice to put a couple of good games together where we’ve played some good opponents and felt like we rose to the occasion,” Getzlaf said. Scott Hartnell scored the only goal of the game for the Blue Jackets, who were coming off a win in San Jose on Thursday. Sergei Bobrovsky allowed three goals on 33 shots. “It’s tough to get shots when you’re playing defense all night and chasing the puck around,” said Hartnell. “We needed to play the puck more and it just seemed like we spent the …

    October 25, 2014 1:10 am
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World News

  • NY axe attack ‘was terrorist act’


    25 October 2014 Last updated at 06:40 Zale Thompson approaches the officers in Queens, in a photo released by New York police Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a self-radicalised Muslim convert. Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead after wounding the two officers, one critically, in Queens on Thursday. Commissioner William Bratton said Thompson was not on any watch lists but had browsed al-Qaeda web sites and watched beheadings. A bystander shot in the incident is critical but stable in hospital. ‘Loner’ Witnesses said the man deliberately targeted the foot-patrol officers, charging them and then swinging the axe two-handed, One officer, Kenneth Healy, 25, was hit on the head and was listed as critical but stable in hospital. The other officer was hit on the arm. The officers fired several rounds, killing the attacker and wounding a female bystander, police said. Commissioner Bratton …

    October 25, 2014 1:10 am
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Technology

  • The Evil Within review


    Made by Shinji Mikami, the man responsible for the awesome Resident Evil 4, The Evil Within has top survival-horror pedigree. It also adheres rigidly to genre cliches, featuring well-worn motifs such as the deserted mansion and twisted hospital, spliced with the stealth and messy, desperate combat perfected in The Last Of Us. Making up for a lack of scares by being very nasty, the opening scenes alone generate more spilled claret than a Conservative club ball. Its generally rewarding combat and level of challenge are let down by dingy scenery and slightly awkward third-person action, where the hero often seems to be crouching in front of the very thing you’re trying to look at. The script and voice acting are no better, and the central character, Detective Castellanos, has a personality somewhere between a brick and the speaking clock. His cohorts are just as dissociated, remaining inexplicably calm in the face of endless explosive disembowelment. …

    October 25, 2014 1:10 am
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Science

  • NASA Astronaut Scott Kelly Shares Bullying Prevention Message Ahead of His One-Year Mission


    NASA Johnson Space Center news releases and other information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe to jsc-news-request@lists.nasa.gov To unsubscribe from the list, send an e-mail message with the subject line unsubscribe to jsc-news-request@lists.nasa.gov Other NASA news releases and information are available automatically by sending an e-mail message with the subject line subscribe to hqnews-request@newsletters.nasa.gov.

    October 25, 2014 1:30 am
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Health

  • Mali’s first Ebola case, a two-year-old girl, dies: officials


    BAMAKO (Reuters) – A two-year-old girl who was Mali’s first case of Ebola died on Friday, shortly after the World Health Organization warned that many people had potentially been exposed to the virus because she was taken across the country while ill. The girl had traveled with her grandmother hundreds of kilometers by bus from Guinea via Mali’s capital to the western town of Kayes, where she was diagnosed on Thursday. Health workers were scrambling to trace hundreds of potential contacts in a bid to prevent Ebola taking hold in Mali. The worst Ebola outbreak on record has killed 4,900 people, mainly in nearby Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. A global response to the epidemic is being rolled out but experts warn that tens of thousands more people are at risk. In a statement on Friday night, Mali’s government confirmed the death of the girl, who has not been identified. “In this moment of sadness, …

    October 25, 2014 1:09 am
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Entertainment

  • Ed Sheeran is sorry he called Miley a stripper


    2 Sexiest parts of Ed Sheeran’s new video (and all the ways it’d be better) A lot of folks — celebrities included — offered their thoughts on what was Miley’s bootylicious signature move at the time, including “Don’t” crooner Ed Sheeran. He made some not-so-nice comments, including one calling Miley a stripper. It was in September of last year that Sheeran said in an interview, “I think she’s got an amazing voice. I just think she’s packaged the wrong way… When I first heard ‘Wrecking Ball,’ I thought it was a brilliant song, but the video distracts too much from it.” “I think encouraging young people to twerk might be a bad thing,” he continued. “It’s a stripper’s move. If I had a daughter of nine, I wouldn’t want her twerking.” Ed Sheeran says he has no beef with Miley Cyrus Predictably, Cyrus wasn’t stoked about the backhanded compliment. But now, Sheeran is taking back …

    October 25, 2014 12:49 am
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Editorial

  • The Foxhole: Graham Nash on CSNY, the Hollies and the choosing of life over death


    In the fall of 1969, the members of rock’s newest super-group, CSNY – an improbable and highly combustible vehicle for the individual and collective genius of David Crosby, Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, and Neil Young – were settling into the San Francisco area, preparing to record their first album together. These loose sessions would produce the landmark record Déjà Vu (1970), later ranked # 148 on Rolling Stone’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. Crosby, the nominal leader of the group, had set up digs in a rambling country house in Novato, thirty miles north of the city, with his two lovers, Christine Hinton and Debbie Donovan. Jerry Garcia, who would play pedal steel guitar on Nash’s pop classic, “Teach Your Children,” was a frequent visitor, as were other members of the Grateful Dead, who lived down the street. The sex, drugs, and freedom were highly intoxicating, and for the members of …

    October 25, 2014 1:10 am
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Odd News

  • Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house


    ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday. “I felt in danger enough that since it wouldn’t leave I had to shoot it,” said Victor Peters of Lady Lake of the Wednesday night incident in a video interview posted online by the Orlando Sentinel. Killing a bear in Florida is illegal. Wildlife officer Greg Workman of the Florida Fish Wildlife Conservation said he expects to hand the case to prosecutors by early next week for their consideration at the completion of his investigation. “It sounds like he did what he could do to try to keep the bear from coming back,” Workman said. “We’re looking at all sides to make the best decision.” Bears and humans cross paths, occasionally fatally for the …

    October 24, 2014 9:26 pm
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