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Pope Francis agitates conservative U.S. Catholics Top Stories - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:10

Will pope's reservoir of good will one day run dry?


Spy Allegations in a Presidential Race Conjure Romania’s Authoritarian Past

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:10
A spying allegation tapped into a rich vein of Romanian political culture clogged with accusations and counter-accusations of undercover skulduggery.

Branson 'determined' to find cause of spaceship crash Top Stories - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:03

Investigators sift through the wreckage of a private Virgin Galactic spaceship a day after the craft exploded.


Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo Crashes in New Setback for Commercial Spaceflight

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:01
There was one death and one major injury, a police spokesman said, in the crash of the rocket plane in the Mojave Desert on Friday.

Rita Jeptoo, Kenyan Marathon Champion, Fails Preliminary Doping Test

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:01
The winner of the Boston and Chicago marathons the past two years, Jeptoo may lose her World Marathon Majors title after testing positive for a banned substance.

Better Staffing Seen as Crucial to Ebola Treatment in Africa

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 09:01
Doctors say that better systems for treating fluid loss, routine in the United States, could also help patients in West Africa.

Listening Post: On Visit, Obama to Face a Backsliding Myanmar

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:55
President Obama has pressed the Burmese leader on the pace of constitutional reforms and on the treatment of religious minorities.

Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:53

Jeffrey Fowle talks about being detained in North Korea for nearly six weeks, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Lebanon, Ohio. Fowle, sitting in his attorney's office during the interview, was held for nearly six months in North Korea after leaving a Bible at a nightclub. Christian evangelism is considered a crime in North Korea. Fowle was released on Oct. 22, 2014 and returned to Dayton, Ohio. (AP Photo/Skip Peterson)LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

Don't forget to set your clocks back

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:52

FILE - Custodian Ray Keen checks the time on a clock face after changing the time on the 97-year-old clock atop the Clay County Courthouse, in this Nov. 6, 2010 file photo taken in Clay Center, Kan. Most Americans will be able to get an extra hour of sleep Sunday Nov. 2, 2014 thanks to the annual shift back to standard time. Officially, the change occurs at 2 a.m. Sunday, but most people will set their clocks back before hitting the sack Saturday night. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Most people in the United States are getting an extra hour of sleep this weekend, thanks to the annual shift back to standard time.

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:50
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

Halloween saved in town after fugitive's capture

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:50

Pennsylvania State Police Lt. Col. George Bivens speaks during a news conference in front of the Pike County Courthouse on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 in Milford, Pa. following a hearing for accused killer Matthew Frein. (AP Photo/The Scranton Times-Tribune, Michael J. Mullen)MOUNTAINHOME, Pa. (AP) — State police gave out candy to children trick-or-treating Friday in a community that had been under siege for nearly seven weeks until a man suspected of killing a state trooper was captured.

New York City Ballet dancemaker creates ‘Debonair’ for PNB

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:49
An interview with Justin Peck, a dancer and resident choreographer with New York City Ballet. His new ballet, “Debonair,” debuts in Seattle on Nov. 7, 2014.

Kansas urges judge not to rule on gay marriage

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:41

Kerry Wilks, right, one of four women represented by the American Civil Liberties Union in a lawsuit against Kansas' ban on gay marriage, speaks with reporters after a U.S. District Court hearing, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in Kansas City, Kan. Wilks and her female partner were denied a marriage license in Sedgwick Ccounty, Kan. (AP Photo/John Hanna)KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas attorney general's office told a federal judge Friday that he should not consider blocking the state from enforcing its gay-marriage ban until the state Supreme Court weighs in, while the American Civil Liberties Union argued same-sex couples suffer legal harm if the judge delays a decision.

Answers Still Elusive After Arrest of Eric Frein in Killing of a State Trooper

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:41
The arrest of fugitive Eric M. Frein brought relief to northeastern Pennsylvania but it remains a mystery as to how he evaded the authorities for so long.

Navajo high court finds election officials in contempt

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:35
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - The Navajo Nation's highest court on Friday held the tribe's election board in contempt for refusing to follow its orders that a Nov. 4 vote to pick the tribe's top official be postponed and that a candidate be removed from the ballot. The Navajo Supreme Court made the ruling against the Native American tribe's board of Election Supervisors after the board defied an Oct. 23 decision by the high court that ordered the removal of Chris Deschene's name. ...

Michigan’s Athletic Director Quits Amid Growing Rancor

New York Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:35
Brandon, who has been criticized for his business executive approach, has also overseen a football program in decline and been faulted for the university’s handling of an injured quarterback.

The blind man leading the blind orchestra

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:32
The blind maestro leading an all-blind orchestra
Categories: BBC World News

Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:30
Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.

Allegations of prejudice in two state Senate campaigns

Seattle Times Headlines - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 08:28
In a pair of contested state Senate campaigns, allegations are being made over anti-Catholic prejudice and the way one senator has characterized his opponent's door-belling volunteers.