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Hot races, big stakes on midterm election ballot

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:04

Election workers open Oregon ballots and check signatures at Multnomah County election headquarters in Portland, Ore., Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. On the eve of an election that will decide the Senate majority, it's time for closing arguments and an all-out effort to motivate people to vote, Republicans have claimed new momentum in midterm campaigns that have centered on President Barack Obama, who is not on Tuesday's ballot. Under the weight of the unpopular president, Democrats are fighting to distance themselves from the White House and convince voters they deserve to maintain the Senate majority for the final two years of Obama's presidency. The GOP is sounding confident that it will take Senate control. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)Above all else, what's at stake in Tuesday's midterm elections is control of the U.S. Senate.


For boy going blind, a bucket list of sights

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:02

Retinopathy has already claimed boy's peripheral vision.

       

Air Force fires 2 nuclear missile corps commanders

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:01
Adding to signs of distress in the nuclear force, the Air Force fired two commanders and disciplined a third in response to internal investigations of leadership lapses and misbehavior at two of its three intercontinental ballistic missile bases.

Both victims in HK murder case were Indonesian

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:01
Both victims in a double murder case that has shocked Hong Kong were Indonesian women, and one of the victims was frequenting a red light district on a lapsed domestic worker visa, an Indonesian consulate official said Tuesday.

White House: Ferguson no-fly didn't restrict media

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:01
The White House said Monday a no-fly zone the U.S. government imposed over Ferguson, Missouri, for nearly two weeks in August should not have restricted helicopters for news organizations that wanted to operate in the area to cover violent protests there.

WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:00

A nasal injection containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone is seen at the police headquarters in QuincyBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20,000 deaths might be prevented every year in the United States alone if naloxone, used to counter drug overdoses, was more widely available, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Few countries have such good data as the United States, but the WHO estimates about 69,000 people around the world die each year from overdoses of heroin or other opioids, with Iran, Russia and China known to have high numbers of opioid users. ...


WHO recommends naloxone to prevent 20,000 overdose deaths in U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:00

A nasal injection containing the overdose-reversing drug naloxone is seen at the police headquarters in QuincyBy Tom Miles GENEVA (Reuters) - More than 20,000 deaths might be prevented every year in the United States alone if naloxone, used to counter drug overdoses, was more widely available, the World Health Organization said on Tuesday. Few countries have such good data as the United States, but the WHO estimates about 69,000 people around the world die each year from overdoses of heroin or other opioids, with Iran, Russia and China known to have high numbers of opioid users. ...


Warm, bright, quiet: Students do best in well-designed classrooms

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 20:00
Big windows to let in lots of natural light, a temperature set at a constant 72 degrees, an acoustically quiet room — if you designed the optimal classroom, these are some of the elements you would want to include.

Second Melbourne Cup horse dies

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:58
A second horse, Araldo, dies after suffering a leg injury at the Melbourne Cup, after Admire Rakti earlier collapsed.
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Glitch prompts Dems to seek longer voting hours in Conn.

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:52

Voters looking for bad weather as an excuse were largely out of luck nationwide.

       

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:50

$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on cameraAn all-out search continues for 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, taken in an apparent random kidnapping Sunday in Germantown.


$10K reward offered in Germantown abduction caught on camera

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:50

Reward now $15K in Germantown abduction caught on cameraAn all-out search continues for 22-year-old Carlesha Freeland-Gaither, taken in an apparent random kidnapping Sunday in Germantown.


Iowa's Ernst becomes 1st female veteran in Senate

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:46

Race against Democrat Bruce Braley was state's most expensive race with $78M spent.

       

Louisiana Senate race to be decided in runoff

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:35

Sen. Mary Landrieu and Rep. Bill Cassidy will meet again Dec. 6.

       

TSA chief says popular Pre-check will expand next year

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:28

Pistole, who is retiring Dec. 31, voiced confidence in risk-based initiatives

       

History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to vote

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:27

History-making campaign for Pennsylvania governor comes to voteVoters will decide between Democrat Tom Wolf and Republican Gov. Tom Corbett in an election that will make history and settle who will govern Pennsylvania for the next four years after a campaign that smashed the state's spending record.


Security tight as Shiites mark holy day in Iraq

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:16
Hundreds of thousands of Shiite pilgrims have flocked to an Iraqi holy city for the peak of a 10-day religious ritual amid tight security over fears of sectarian attacks.

UN climate report offers stark warnings, hope

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:16
Climate change is happening, it's almost entirely man's fault and limiting its impacts may require reducing greenhouse gas emissions to zero this century, the U.N.'s panel on climate science said Sunday.

Spaceship co-pilot was experienced test pilot

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:16
The pilot killed in a test flight of Virgin Galactic's prototype space tourism rocket was as capable behind the controls of experimental aircraft as he was tackling technical challenges in the offices where the vehicle was designed.

Rain tamps down smoke from Hawaii lava

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 19:16
Overnight rain has reduced the smoke that's coming from a lava flow that remains stalled after slowly creeping toward a small town on Hawaii's Big Island, a responder said Sunday.