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Chechnya Suicide Bomber Kills 5 Police, Wounds 12

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:46
A suicide bomber blew himself up Sunday in the capital of Chechnya, killing five policemen and wounding 12 others as the city celebrated the birthday of its pro-Kremlin leader, officials said.

Four favorite L.A. bars, from Hollywood glamour to hipster

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:46
Take your pick of places all over the city that serve craft brews, boutique wines, cocktails.

Going beyond bucolic Provence with author Peter Mayle

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:46
The author of “A Year in Provence” sings the praises of Marseille, France’s historic, tough and lively second-biggest city.

Police find big crowd at house party near campus

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:45
FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — Authorities say some people threw bottles and tore down street signs after police encountered a crowd of 300 or 400 people at the scene of a house party near a Colorado campus.

VIDEO: New Mexico skies filled with balloons

BBC World News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:39
Hundreds of hot air balloons took to the skies above New Mexico on Saturday at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta.
Categories: BBC World News

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearing

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:37

Showdown expected at Revel sale hearingThe losing bidder in a bankruptcy court auction for Atlantic City's former Revel Casino Hotel isn't read to fold just yet.

Typhoon Heads to Tokyo After Killing US Airman

New York Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:34
A powerful typhoon was heading toward Tokyo on Sunday after lashing southern Japan, where it killed at least one U.S. airman on Okinawa island and left two others missing, officials said.

Airliner's tires blow at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:33

In this photo provided by Sara Seligman, authorities work on the tarmac of Los Angeles International Airport after a Mexico City-bound Aeromexico airplane's left landing gear collapsed while it was preparing to depart from a runway Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/Sara Seligman)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Passengers' nerves were tested but they remained mostly calm as a pair of tires blew out on an Aeromexico jetliner about to take off from Los Angeles International airport.

School for safety: How to survive a plane crash

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:31
British Airways offers safety courses in a Boeing 737 cabin simulator at its flight-training center in London.

Beware the ‘six-month’ rule for passport validity

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:31
Some countries require that your passport be valid for six months beyond the start of your visit, so be sure to check the expiry date.

Japan GP conditions worried Massa

BBC World News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:30
Williams driver Felipe Massa says the treacherous conditions at the Japanese GP worried him before Jules Bianchi's crash.
Categories: BBC World News

No challenge expected on Missouri abortion law

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:29
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — A new Missouri law requiring a 72-hour abortion waiting period is set to take effect this week, and the state's only licensed abortion clinic isn't planning to try to stop it.

Ex-Mayor Cianci's legacy debated amid comeback bid

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:29

FILE - In this October 1998 file photo, Mayor Vincent "Buddy" Cianci Jr., poses along in front of the city's skyline in Providence, R.I. Cianci, who served a total of 21 years as mayor, was twice driven from office due to felony convictions. He is making another comeback bid in the Nov. 4, 2014 election. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Depending on who you ask, Buddy Cianci is either a visionary who transformed the city of Providence during 21 years as mayor or a corrupt bully whose two felony convictions and prison stint make him an embarrassment.

Chicago pedicabs run into rough headwinds from City Hall

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:24

T.C. O'Rourke sits in his pedicab outside Wrigley Field in the Wrigleyville neighborhood in ChicagoBy Mary Wisniewski CHICAGO (Reuters) - T.C. O'Rourke has encountered plenty of nasty weather in his years as a Chicago pedicab operator - rain, snow and steamy summer heat. But he has never pedaled into a headwind as rough as this year's blast from City Hall, which has imposed some of the toughest rules in the nation against the foot-powered tricycle taxis. A city ordinance that passed in June, just at the start of pedicabs' busiest season, bans them from downtown Chicago during rush hour, and from Michigan and State streets, which are home to dozens of stores and restaurants, at all times. ...

Pope opens synod on family life

BBC World News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:23
Pope Francis urges bishops not to impose an "intolerable moral burden" on believers, as a synod gathers to discuss controversial issues affecting the Catholic Church.
Categories: BBC World News

Pa. ironworkers case details arsons, intimidation

Yahoo! National News - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:21
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — After the economy tanked in 2008 and took construction work with it, a goon squad of ironworkers flexed their muscles at non-union work sites in and around Philadelphia, threatening builders, smashing beams and even burning down a Quaker meeting house days before Christmas.

Costume designer reveals secrets of ‘Kinky’ boots

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Broadway designer Gregg Barnes reveals the secrets behind the glitzy, high-stepping boots he created for the Tony Award-winning “Kinky Boots,” coming on tour to Seattle’s 5th Avenue Theatre.

‘Gone Girl’ Seattle Pops, Kay Ryan and M.C. Escher on tap this week

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
The week of Oct. 5 brings farm fun, wine-tasting, and authors.

Learn the fundamentals of aikido

Seattle Times Headlines - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 23:16
Seattle Aikikai, a not-for-profit dojo, begins a one-month “Aikido Beginner Series” on Monday, Oct. 6.