• Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen

    GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents...
  • Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

    Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

    Oct. 24, 2014: The Kansas City Royals celebrate after their 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of baseball’s World Series (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) SAN FRANCISCO –  Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and...
  • Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

    Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court

    25 October 2014 Last updated at 04:47 Mr Muhammad Rizalman worked at the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington A Malaysian diplomat has appeared briefly in court on charges of attempted rape after being extradited to...
  • Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

    Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

    25 October 2014 Last updated at 02:56 “These are those who committed genocide at La Cacha” reads the poster showing the pictures of the 21 people accused of involvement in torture An Argentine ex-police chief...
  • Airbag recall could expand

    Airbag recall could expand

      More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday. Until now the nearly 8 million vehicles under recall have been concentrated in warmer states...

Headline News

  • Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen


    GRANTS PASS, Ore. –  Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie “Into the Wild.” Harney County Sheriff David Glerup said Friday that personal identification found with the remains indicated it was 19-year-old Dustin Self of Piedmont, Oklahoma. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It was a matter of time,” Glerup said of the discovery. “I can’t even imagine losing a child. It can never be good.” The skeletal remains were found Oct. 7 on the north end of remote and rugged Steens Mountain, about 7 miles from where the teen’s pickup and backpack were found in April 2013. The remains have been sent to a medical examiner for further identification. Glerup said there were no signs of foul play, and the teen probably …

    October 24, 2014 11:09 pm
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Politics

  • Mississippi Supreme Court rejects McDaniel Senate primary challenge


    JACKSON Miss. (Reuters) – The Mississippi Supreme Court on Friday rejected a Republican primary challenge by former U.S. Senate candidate Chris McDaniel, possibly ending his legal effort to overturn the June result that he alleged was stolen by incumbent U.S. Senator Thad Cochran. In a split decision, justices affirmed a lower court ruling dismissing McDaniel’s case, saying he filed it after the statutory deadline. “While we disagree with the majority, since there was no deadline in the statute to file a challenge, we are glad the Supreme Court finally ruled so Mississippi conservatives can move forward into 2015,” McDaniel’s campaign attorney, Mitch Tyner, said in a statement. Mississippi law allows a candidate 20 days after a statewide primary election to contest the results. McDaniel, a Tea Party-backed candidate who ran a fierce campaign, filed his challenge 41 days afterward. McDaniel argued the deadline no longer mattered because the courts had already considered a 2004 election …

    October 24, 2014 9:06 pm
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Stocks

  • Airbag recall could expand


      More cars could soon join the list of recalls over exploding airbags, a senior administration official told CNN Friday. Until now the nearly 8 million vehicles under recall have been concentrated in warmer states with humid climates, but there is increasing pressure to expand efforts nationwide. Related: Regulators rushing to replace exploding airbags. The recall started last year, and it expanded earlier this year. The issue gained increasing attention earlier this month as Toyota and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stepped efforts to get car owners to replace their airbags. At least four deaths and numerous injuries were linked to the parts, which didn’t expand properly in an accident or sometimes exploded. The list of affected makes include Honda (HMC), Toyota (TM), BMW, Mazda (MZDAF), Mitsubishi (MMTOF), Subaru, Nissan (NSANY), Ford (F) and General Motors (GM). Japanese parts maker Takata manufactured the defective airbags. Related: Honda CEO takes $47,000 pay cut over recalls …

    October 24, 2014 10:07 pm
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Sports

  • Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead


    Oct. 24, 2014: The Kansas City Royals celebrate after their 3-2 win over the San Francisco Giants in Game 3 of baseball’s World Series (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) SAN FRANCISCO –  Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even looked comfortable in the tricky territory at unfamiliar ATT Park. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Jeremy Guthrie outpitched fellow World Series newcomer Tim Hudson, four Royals relievers combined on four hitless innings and Kansas City beat the San Francisco Giants 3-2 Friday night for a 2-1 lead in the Fall Classic. Alex Gordon hit a run-scoring double for his first hit of the Series in 10 at-bats and Lorenzo Cain added an RBI and some slick defense in right field as the Royals backed Guthrie with nifty glove work. Eric Hosmer had a sixth-inning RBI single in an 11-pitch at-bat …

    October 24, 2014 11:08 pm
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World News

  • Malaysia envoy appears in NZ court


    25 October 2014 Last updated at 04:47 Mr Muhammad Rizalman worked at the Malaysian High Commission in Wellington A Malaysian diplomat has appeared briefly in court on charges of attempted rape after being extradited to the New Zealand capital, Wellington. Muhammad Rizalman bin Ismail was flown there from Malaysia under police escort to face the charges. When the charges were filed in May, he returned to Malaysia claiming diplomatic immunity. The move sparked outrage in New Zealand, proving diplomatically embarrassing for both countries. Malaysia later agreed to send him back to face the charges of burglary and assault with intent to rape. He was taken into police custody after making a brief court appearance at Wellington District Court on Saturday. Several members of staff from the Malaysian Embassy also attended the hearing, apparently to offer the diplomat assistance, the Associated Press reports. Mr Rizalman is due to reappear in court on Tuesday. Diplomatic immunity The …

    October 24, 2014 11:08 pm
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Technology

  • College students more prone to thoughtless social posts than high schoolers, study says


    Is it F for Fake on social media, as far as young people are concerned? Aquul/YouTube screenshot by Chris Matyszczyk/CNET Social media just isn’t real. Yes, you thought that everyone was just being themselves, but teens, those extrasensory beings, are fed up with all the flimflam and fluff that’s all over their Twitters and Facebooks. I take this information from a new survey. It says 69 percent of the 812 young people aged 13-22 insisted that they’re very rarely themselves on social media. It’s not clear who they actually are on social media. They can’t all be Beyoncé and Jay-Z, can they? This sense of an inauthentic virtual world has apparently caused them to post less. 66 percent said they had cut back. Boys, though, will be big-mouths. In this survey, they were 70 percent more likely than girls to claim they posted everything about themselves, unedited. Still, this quaint clinging to a need for …

    October 24, 2014 9:07 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 U.S. states to quarantine health workers returning from Ebola zones


    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – New York and New Jersey will automatically quarantine medical workers returning from Ebola-hit West African countries and the U.S. government is considering the same step after a doctor who treated patients in Guinea came back infected, officials said on Friday. The steps announced by the two states, which go beyond the current restrictions being imposed by President Barack Obama’s administration on travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone or Guinea, came as medical detectives tried to retrace the steps in New York City of Dr. Craig Spencer, who tested positive for Ebola on Thursday. The new policy applies to medical workers returning from the region through John F. Kennedy International Airport in New York and Newark Liberty International Airport in New Jersey. In the first instance of the new move, a female healthcare worker who had treated patients in West Africa and arrived at the Newark, New Jersey, airport was ordered into quarantine. …

    October 24, 2014 9:06 pm
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Entertainment

  • Plastic surgery queen Heidi Montag weighs in on Renée Zellweger


    Renée Zellweger lets the public know how she feels about her taut new face And for good reason — the Bridget Jones star looks almost nothing like herself. Some have made fun. Others have expressed sympathy or concern. Zellweger herself said she’s glad people think she looks different, because she’s living a different life. Now, Heidi Montag, the woman who spent the 2010s seemingly on a quest to rack up plastic surgery records, is weighing in. The former Hills star also shocked fans, friends and family with sudden, drastic transformations that left her almost unrecognizable. She appeared on Extra! and talked about her own plastic surgery experiences, as well as how they related to what Zellweger is going through now. According to Montag, at first, the public scrutiny she received over her face was isolating, and she wants to make sure no one going through the same things feels that way. 5 Things Renée Zellweger …

    October 24, 2014 10:48 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

  • 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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