• Ebola Exacerbates West Africa’s Poverty Crisis

    When Ebola came to Dorcas’s home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient...
  • What Halloween does for kids

    Editor’s note: This commentary originally ran in Fox News Opinion on October 31, 2011. The seemingly endless wait for dark is one part of Halloween that has stayed vividly with me since childhood. Although our...
  • Tim Bishop in Political Peril — Again

    By Clark Mindock Posted at 5 a.m. today 0 Tweet Bishop is a Democrat from New York. (Bill Clark/ CQRollCall) Rep. Timothy H. Bishop’s re-election has once again surged to the top of the cycle’s...
  • Plane hits Kansas airport building

    Plane hits Kansas airport building

    30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:42 A small plane has crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, the airport says. Television images from the area show grey smoke billowing from the Mid-Continent airport...

Headline News

  • Plane hits Kansas airport building


    30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:42 A small plane has crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, the airport says. Television images from the area show grey smoke billowing from the Mid-Continent airport area. The aircraft crashed into the FlightSafety International building, the airport said in a tweet. The Beechcraft aircraft lost an engine on takeoff and crashed, broadcaster KSN reports, citing US air safety officials. Emergency officials responded around 09:40 local time (14:40 GMT), but flights have not been delayed.

    October 30, 2014 10:46 am
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Politics

  • Tim Bishop in Political Peril — Again


    By Clark Mindock Posted at 5 a.m. today 0 Tweet Bishop is a Democrat from New York. (Bill Clark/ CQRollCall) Rep. Timothy H. Bishop’s re-election has once again surged to the top of the cycle’s list of most competitive House races, and Republicans are more optimistic than ever they can defeat the battle-tested New York Democrat. This cycle features a rematch between Bishop and his 2008 opponent, state Sen. Lee Zeldin, the GOP nominee. Strategists have said internal polling shows the race in a dead heat, and this week, the Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call changed the rating of the race to Tossup. “There’s no such thing as an easy race in New York 1,” Bishop said last week in an interview. “In 2008, very few people knew [Zeldin] at all. He is more well known than he was in 2008, so to that extent, the race is different.” New York City casts a long shadow …

    October 30, 2014 11:06 am
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Stocks

  • Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other wearables


    That idea you had about bringing your Google Glass to the movie theater to surreptitiously record Ben Affleck bare all in “Gone Girl”? Don’t even think about it, the movie industry says. It announced late Wednesday a “zero tolerance policy” towards wearable recording devices. Hollywood has had an ongoing problem with the use of recording devices in movie theaters. Hand-held cameras have been the main culprits in traditional film theft, resulting in a black market for pirated DVDs with shaky recordings of just-released movies. But that seems almost quaint compared to the advent of smartphones and other devices. Long-standing theater policies require that phones and recording devices must be silenced or shut off and put away at show time. Related: Is Verizon stalking you through your phone? At ShowEast, an industry convention in Florida, this week, the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theatre Owners updated their policy “to fully integrate …

    October 30, 2014 10:05 am
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Sports

  • Auburn’s high-energy Bruce Pearl wants to generate more wins not just ticket sales


    AUBURN, Ala. –  Bruce Pearl has hobnobbed with the students, courted fans and generally been selling Auburn’s basketball program to anyone who would listen. Now comes the real challenge for the Tigers’ new coach: Winning. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “I’m not going to be having any fun if we don’t win,” Pearl said. “Right now we haven’t won anything.” That’s not entirely true. He’s won over some Auburn fans, helping the Tigers more than double season ticket sales from last season. Pearl has also replenished a roster otherwise largely devoid of experienced Southeastern Conference-calibre talent with several transfers who could fill all three vacant starting positions. The coaching and playing newcomers are trying to resuscitate one of the league’s most downtrodden programs. Auburn has gone 24-60 the past five seasons, all but one of them under Tony Barbee, who was fired after posting four consecutive losing records. Tahj Shamsid-Deen and KT Harrell return in the backcourt. Junior …

    October 30, 2014 10:46 am
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World News

  • How Moral Mondays may save Southern Democrat Kay Hagan


    Kay Hagan should be toast by now. Since she became one of North Carolina’s two US senators in 2008​ – the same year that Barack Obama won it by a narrow margin​ – the state has not been kind to Democrats. In 2010 Republicans ​took control of both houses of the ​state ​assembly for the first time since 1898 and Richard Burr won re-election to the US Senate with the highest vote share a Republican has received​ since the state began directly electing its ​senators. In 2012 Republicans won the governor’s chair, Mitt Romney took the state, and the state’s delegation in the US House of Representatives flipped from majority Democrat (7-6) to majority Republican (8-5). This year it was supposed to be Hagan’s turn to be shown the door. According to Public Policy Polling her approval rating is 41%. She voted for Obamacare. And Republicans are pouring millions into the state, making hers the most expensive race …

    October 30, 2014 10:46 am
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Technology

  • Missing bitcoin cash: ‘I’m not missing,’ says Moolah CEO


    The CEO of defunct bitcoin exchange Moolah insists he is working on returning money to customers, and that he has already processed almost $900,000 in refunds. Ryan Kennedy, who ran Moolah under the name Alex Green until the firm declared bankruptcy in mid-October, argues that he is not being given a fair hearing by former customers and investors. “The majority of Moolah customers were able to successfully withdraw their money from the platform,” he told the Guardian. “There is one major third-party creditor, Syscoin, that we are currently unable to process a transaction for. “I am still working on processing withdrawals, auditing the platform, and trying to figure out what has happened in full, and where funds have gone. Contrary to popular belief, I am not missing. “If I was going to run, I would not still be processing refunds (and the altcoin withdrawals are something I can easily prove on the blockchain). As I …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Science

  • Ebola Exacerbates West Africa’s Poverty Crisis


    When Ebola came to Dorcas’s home on the outskirts of Freetown in Sierra Leone, the virus spared no one. Her mother brought it home from the clinic where she worked, caring for an Ebola patient who ultimately died. Her mother, in turn, gave the virus to Dorcas’s father and older sister who had helped clean up copious vomit and diarrhea while tending to the sickened mother. Then Dorcas’s turn came, when the 17-year-old young woman transported her ailing mother and father to the hospital on the family’s motorbike.   Dorcas carried her mother into the hospital, she told peace activist Chernor Bah during his recent visit to his home country, but it was too late. She then joined her father in quarantine. There she cared for her sicker and sicker father even as she, too, succumbed to the symptoms of the viral infection. Within a few short weeks her mother died, her father died and …

    October 30, 2014 11:27 am
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Health

  • Scientists Set Their Sights on First Whole-Eye Transplant


    THURSDAY, Oct. 30, 2014 (HealthDay News) — In the world of 21st-century medicine, organ transplantation is nothing new. The first kidney transplant took place in 1950, followed by the first liver transplant in 1963 and the first human heart transplant in 1967. By 2010, doctors had even managed the transplantation of a patient’s entire face. One major organ still eludes the transplant surgeon, however: the entire human eye. But if one team of U.S. scientists has its way, that dream may become reality, too. “Until recently, eye transplants have been considered science fiction,” said Dr. Vijay Gorantla, an associate professor of surgery in the department of plastic surgery at the University of Pittsburgh. “People said it was crazy, bonkers.” However, “with what we now know about transplantation and, more importantly, nerve regeneration, we are finally at the point where we can have real confidence that this is something that actually can be pursued and eventually …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Entertainment

  • Gwyneth Paltrow Calls Chris Martin "Father Of The Year" At Charity Gala


    Posted on Thu Oct 30th, 2014 8:10am PDT       By X17 Staff Jennifer Lawrence probably made the right decision calling it off! Gwyneth Paltrow attended the Inspiration Gala for amFar last night in L.A., and the actress surprised the crowd by introducing ex-husband Chris Martin before his performance. “This brilliant singer-songwriter has sold 8 million records, has won every single award that there is to be won, especially Father of the Year, which he has won consecutively since 2004. I am speaking of Chris Martin and the incredibly talented Jonny Buckland, who together make up one-half of the legendary band Coldplay,” she told the crowd. The Goop queen sounds like she wants to consciously couple with her ex again!   Stories from around the Web

    October 30, 2014 10:45 am
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Editorial

  • What Halloween does for kids


    Editor’s note: This commentary originally ran in Fox News Opinion on October 31, 2011. The seemingly endless wait for dark is one part of Halloween that has stayed vividly with me since childhood. Although our parents preferred we set out earlier, my older sister and I knew that walking house-to-house would be no good at dusk–there was nothing forbidden or dangerous in it. And so we would glance again and again at the sun, an intrusive guest over-staying his welcome. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Finally, when the neighborhood was puddles of streetlight, we would pull on our costumes and become monsters of one kind or another, rapidly growing too warm for the house, with a light sweat already under nylon gowns and rubberized masks. We took turns sneaking into each other’s room to scare and be scared. I enjoyed poking her with a plastic pitchfork and showing her gruesome wounds I had made with vampire blood from …

    October 30, 2014 11:07 am
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Odd News

  • Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he ‘had his fill of football’


    DENVER (Reuters) – A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his “fill of football” and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday. Paul Kitterman made national headlines this week when his family and friends asked the public for help in finding the 53-year-old who failed to return to his seat after halftime of the Denver Broncos-San Diego Chargers game last Thursday. Kitterman was found unharmed on Tuesday night in Pueblo, Colorado, about 115 miles south of Denver, police said. Pueblo Police said in a statement that they had received a tip that Kitterman was in the area, and officers located him in the parking lot of a Kmart department store. Kitterman was fatigued but coherent when evaluated by paramedics, police said, adding that he told officers he had had “his fill …

    October 29, 2014 3:08 pm
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