• Seahawks-Panthers Capsule

    SEATTLE (3-3) at CAROLINA (3-3-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seattle 3-3, Carolina 4-3 SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 5-2 LAST MEETING —...
  • Deal expected on EU climate cuts

    23 October 2014 Last updated at 15:20 By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Leaders are likely to clash over new targets for renewables and energy efficiency EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try...
  • New Tesla factory expected to boost Nevada jobs, population

    Tesla Motor’s forthcoming battery factory in northern Nevada is expected to create over 20,000 jobs—sparking an unprecedented boost in the state’s population, making a dent in the 7.7 percent unemployment rate and helping the struggling...
  • Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock

    Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock

      Maybe America just walks on Dunkin’? Shares of Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) fell nearly 4% Thursday after the coffee and doughnut chain reported revenue for the third quarter that missed forecasts and also warned that...
  • Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

    Boko Haram ‘abducts more women’

    23 October 2014 Last updated at 15:54 According to residents, a large group of insurgents attacked the two villages on Saturday Dozens of women and girls from two villages in Nigeria’s north-eastern Adamawa state have...

Headline News

  • Alabama man accused of threats to Obama: I’m not delusional; Secret Service wants me locked up


    MONTGOMERY, Ala. –  An Alabama man accused of threatening the president proclaimed his sanity in federal court Thursday after two psychologists testified that he’s delusional and thinks he has been chosen to be a spokesman for God. “I am not crazy,” Deryke Matthew Pfeifer of Ozark told U.S. District Judge Myron Penn. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Pfeiffer was arrested in July on charges of making threats against the president in phone calls to the Federal Protective Service and in videos posted on social media. In one video, he held a Glock, and officers found a Glock at his home when they went to question him. Before Thursday’s hearing, the judge had put proceedings on hold because of questions about Pfeiffer’s competency and whether he could help his federal defender with his case. Now the judge must decide whether to send him to the U.S. Bureau of Prisons for a determination on whether he can be restored to …

    October 23, 2014 2:32 pm
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Politics

  • South Carolina House Speaker pleads guilty to ethics charges, to resign


    CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina House Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature. Harrell, a Republican who became House speaker in 2005, pleaded guilty to six counts that included using campaign funds for personal expenses, misconduct in office and false reporting. (Reporting by Harriet McLeod; Editing by Jonathan Kaminsky and Eric Walsh)

    October 23, 2014 12:28 pm
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Stocks

  • Dunkin’ gets dunked: Weak doughnut sales hurt stock


      Maybe America just walks on Dunkin’? Shares of Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) fell nearly 4% Thursday after the coffee and doughnut chain reported revenue for the third quarter that missed forecasts and also warned that it will be a “challenge” to meet the low end of its sales growth target for the full year. The company, which owns Dunkin’ Donuts as well as the Baskin-Robbins line of ice cream shops, has had a tough 2014. Shares are down nearly 10%. What in the name of Munchkins is going on? It’s not as if investors have suddenly decided to shun coffee. Just look at how well Keurig Green Mountain’s (GMCR) stock has done this year. It’s nearly doubled and is one of the best performers in the SP 500. But it may be the case that consumers are more interested in brewing their own coffee at home instead of going out for it. Dunkin’ Brands CEO …

    October 23, 2014 1:30 pm
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Sports

  • Seahawks-Panthers Capsule


    SEATTLE (3-3) at CAROLINA (3-3-1) Sunday, 1 p.m. ET, CBS ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT OPENING LINE — Seahawks by 3 RECORD VS. SPREAD — Seattle 3-3, Carolina 4-3 SERIES RECORD — Seahawks lead 5-2 LAST MEETING — Seahawks beat Panthers 12-7, Sept. 8, 2013 LAST WEEK — Seahawks lost to Rams 28-26; Panthers lost to Packers 38-17 AP PRO32 RANKING — Seahawks No. 12, Panthers No. 18. SEAHAWKS OFFENSE — OVERALL (15), RUSH (1), PASS (29). SEAHAWKS DEFENSE — OVERALL (8), RUSH (6), PASS (15). PANTHERS OFFENSE — OVERALL (20), RUSH (27), PASS (12). PANTHERS DEFENSE — OVERALL (27), RUSH (26), PASS (22). STREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — Third straight year Panthers have hosted Seahawks. Seattle won previous two. … Russell Wilson last week became first QB to throw for 300 yards and run for 100 yards in a game. … Wilson is 27-11 as a starter in regular season. … Wilson’s 62 TD passes through 38 …

    October 23, 2014 2:32 pm
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World News

  • Deal expected on EU climate cuts


    23 October 2014 Last updated at 15:20 By Matt McGrath Environment correspondent, BBC News Leaders are likely to clash over new targets for renewables and energy efficiency EU leaders are meeting in Brussels to try and agree the Union’s climate and energy targets for 2030. A plan to cut CO2 by 40% from 1990 levels is on the table as well as new targets for renewables and energy efficiency. There is significant opposition from Eastern Europe with Poland threatening to veto the measures. However a compromise is expected with British officials “quietly confident” that a deal will be done. Europe is seen as a global leader in cutting carbon – and the EU is committed to reducing CO2 by 80-95% by 2050. But the 2030 targets are seen as an important signal to the rest of the world. If they are accepted, they will boost the chances of a new UN deal on climate being …

    October 23, 2014 2:11 pm
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Technology

  • RoboGames bots battle to the death, seek cash for Web series


    Robots fight with fire in RoboGames. Video screenshot by Bonnie Burton/CNET There’s a certain excitement inherent in the metal-against-metal battles that pit robots against each other in an action-packed thunderdome. For over a decade, the nonprofit group Robotics Society of America has been running the world’s largest robot competition called RoboGames. Since 2004, robots from more than 30 countries have competed annually in San Mateo, Calif., in 54 different events such as kung-fu, stair climbing, basketball, bipedal soccer and combat. In 2015, RoboGames plans to produce an independent, Web-based video series that focuses on weaponized robots waging battle in an arena where only one opponent survives. To pull it off, RoboGames is asking robot fans to help crowd-fund the competition and video series. “RoboGames is the Olympics of robots,” David Calkins, co-founder of RoboGames, told Crave. “There are no other events in the world like it. Everyone is treated equally — kids competing with Lego …

    October 23, 2014 12:29 pm
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Science

  • Close Encounters: Comet Siding Spring Seen Next to Mars


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    October 23, 2014 12:49 pm
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Health

  • Doctors Often Unaware Their Patients Have Catheters


    THURSDAY, Oct. 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Hospital patients often have tubes placed in their veins to deliver medication or take blood samples. But a new study suggests their doctors don’t always know about it. The study, of doctors at three large U.S. hospitals, found that 21 percent were unaware that a patient under their care had a central venous catheter — a tube placed in a large vein in the neck, chest, arm or groin. Those catheters are often needed to provide medication, fluids or nutrition; they may also be used to get blood samples, so patients can avoid repeated needle sticks. But the longer catheters are left in place, the greater the risk of problems — including potentially serious infections and blood clots. “So you should pull them out when you no longer need them,” said study leader Dr. Vineet Chopra, an assistant professor of internal medicine at the University of Michigan Medical …

    October 23, 2014 12:28 pm
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Entertainment

  • Katy Perry Changes 30th Birthday Trip From Egypt To Morocco


    Posted on Thu Oct 23rd, 2014 10:44am PDT       By X17 Staff Katy Perry is getting this party started right! After canceling her big 30th birthday trip to Egypt, the pop princess has redirected her plans to Morocco, touching down in Marrakech earlier this week. Previously, the “This Is How We Do” had planned a big family and friends trip to Egypt to see tourist attractions, cruise down the Nile but the vacay got nixed, “due to security reasons,” says the Hollywood Reporter. The cupcake-wearing songstress, who is currently on a three-week break from her Prismatic World Tour, has a week of birthday adventures. On Monday, Katy’s BFF Sophia Rossi made her bday dream a reality when she got Shakey’s Pizza to bid the fun-loving singer some birthday tidings on one of their marquees, which is usually done for kids’ parties. We love this 30-going-on-13 move! This is a true California Gurl move! Sounds like KP is …

    October 23, 2014 2:11 pm
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Editorial

  • Ottowa shooting: Why are terrorists attacking Canada?


    An unarmed Canadian military guard was shot in Ottawa Wednesday morning by Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, a convert to Islam and a self-declared jihadist whose alleged photo was posted hours after the shooting on Islamic State social media. The killer then entered the Canadian Parliament presumably with the intention of massacring lawmakers inside their caucus rooms. Zehaf-Bibeau was shot by the Parliament’s sergeant of arms, who became a citizen soldier for that particular moment. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Canadian authorities launched a counterterrorism operation to track other possible gunmen at the same location. Forty hours earlier, another member of the Canadian military was killed by an indoctrinated convert, identified as Martin Rouleau, in the province of Quebec. Weeks before, threats issued by the Islamic State included directives to their members and supporters to strike — in any way they can — against the United States and its allies, including Canada, in retaliation for Coalition airstrikes against jihadi forces in …

    October 23, 2014 12:29 pm
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Odd News

  • Woman who gouged her eyes in California sues over viral photo


    LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A nurse at a Los Angeles hospital took a photo of a woman who gouged out her own eyes with pencils, and the patient sued the hospital and its administrators after the picture went viral on the Internet, her attorney said on Wednesday. The plaintiff, who is not named in the lawsuit, was treated at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center in 2012 after she tried to commit suicide by jamming the pencils through her eyes at another facility and was rushed to the hospital, her lawyer, Douglas Johnson, said. The injury left the woman blind, according to the lawsuit, filed on Monday in Los Angeles Superior Court. The as-yet unidentified nurse took the photograph of the patient with the “intact pencils sticking out of her eyes,” then shared the unauthorized picture with another person, who passed the image to Joshua Shivers, the lawsuit said. Shivers, in turn, used his mother’s computer …

    October 22, 2014 8:26 pm
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