• Four dead in Kansas airport crash

    Four dead in Kansas airport crash

    30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:42 At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials have said. Firefighters responded at about...
  • State of emergency in Burkina Faso

    State of emergency in Burkina Faso

    30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:41 Parliament was ransacked and set ablaze Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency to end violent protests against his 27-year rule. The government has...
  • Homelessness slowly on the decline

    Homelessness slowly on the decline

      The nation’s homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report. An annual federal government census found about 578,000 homeless individuals nationwide, down about 2%...
  • Bodmer earns new contract at Nice

    Nice, France (SportsNetwork.com) – Nice midfielder Mathieu Bodmer has been rewarded with a new two-year contract that ties him to the club until June 2017. The 31-year-old can play in midfield or defense, and since...
  • Drones buzz French nuclear plants

    Drones buzz French nuclear plants

    30 October 2014 Last updated at 15:45 France’s EDF runs 58 nuclear plants although the Socialist government has pledged to reduce the number An investigation has been launched after France’s state-owned EDF power company said...

Headline News

  • Four dead in Kansas airport crash


    30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:42 At least four people were killed and five injured when a small plane crashed into an airport building in Wichita, Kansas, officials have said. Firefighters responded at about 09:50 local time (14:50 GMT) to a “horrific fire” after a plane crash-landed, Fire Chief Ron Blackwell said. Four people remain missing, but a search was put on hold after a portion of the building collapsed. The Beechcraft aircraft lost power shortly after take-off. The aircraft hit the FlightSafety International building. Other flights have not been affected. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) spokesman Tony Molinaro told local media the plane crashed while attempting to return to the runway. The four dead were found inside the building. It is unclear what happened to the pilot of the aircraft. Eyewitness Jaison Podkanowicz told the BBC he was at work nearby when he heard a “low pop”. “I went outside and there was a …

    October 30, 2014 12:47 pm
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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

  • Homelessness slowly on the decline


      The nation’s homeless population, and especially the number of families without shelter, continues to decline, according to a new report. An annual federal government census found about 578,000 homeless individuals nationwide, down about 2% from last year’s figure. The number of families without a roof over their heads has dropped by 53% since 2010, the report noted. About one in four homeless people is a child. The survey showed a significant decline in homelessness among veterans as well as a decrease in chronic homelessness. The Housing and Urban Development department has said it wants to eliminate homelessness for those populations by 2015. Most of the individuals included in the survey — about 70% — are in shelters or other temporary housing, HUD said. The largest decline in total homelessness from last year was in North Dakota, where homelessness had spiked in recent years. The state has grown dramatically amid an oil boom, and housing …

    October 30, 2014 12:07 pm
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Sports

  • Experienced Georgia looking to build on strong second-place finish in Southeastern Conference


    ATHENS, Ga. –  Mark Fox believes Georgia has the experience needed to make another move toward the top of the Southeastern Conference. Georgia returns three starters, including guards Charles Mann and Kenny Gaines, and seven of its top nine players from the team which tied Kentucky for second in the league. Fox said he is opening the season with significant experience for the first time since 2011. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT “It certainly made things smoother in practice,” Fox said. “We have a lot of guys who know what they’re doing.” Senior forward Marcus Thornton is another returning starter from the team which finished 20-14, including 12-6 in the SEC, and lost to Louisiana Tech in the second round of the NIT. Mann (13.9) and Gaines (13.0) are the top returning scorers. Senior forward Nemanja Djurisic has 25 career starts. Junior forward Cameron Forte made seven starts last season. Juwan Parker and J.J. Frazier return as backups …

    October 30, 2014 12:47 pm
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World News

  • State of emergency in Burkina Faso


    30 October 2014 Last updated at 17:41 Parliament was ransacked and set ablaze Burkina Faso’s President Blaise Compaore has imposed a state of emergency to end violent protests against his 27-year rule. The government has also been dissolved, a statement signed by Mr Compaore said. Mass protests against his rule are continuing in the capital, Ouagadougou. Angry crowds had earlier set fire to parliament and other government buildings, forcing MPs to abandon a vote aimed at allowing Mr Compaore to seek re-election in 2015. Protesters have converged on the main square in Ouagadougou, demanding Mr Compaore’s immediate resignation. One person has been killed in the protests, and not five as earlier reported, says BBC Afrique’s Yacouba Ouedraogo in the capital. The military fired live bullets as protesters stormed parliament, our correspondent says. Witnesses say dozens of soldiers have joined the protests, including a former defence minister, Gen Kouame Lougue. Protesters are demanding his installation as …

    October 30, 2014 12:47 pm
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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

  • Beyonce And Jay Z Enjoy Date Night In The Big Apple


    Posted on Thu Oct 30th, 2014 10:20am PDT       By X17 Staff It’s time to put the divorce rumors to rest! Beyonce and husband Jay Z got Blue Ivy a babysitter and headed to date night in NYC last night, and it seems the couple’s bond is stronger than ever following months of split chatter. The singer looked gorg with Farrah Fawcett-style hair! The pair reportedly just renewed their vows, and are on the hunt for an apartment in Paris. We wonder if a second baby is part of the plan as well?   Stories from around the Web

    October 30, 2014 12:47 pm
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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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