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Reader photos: Sparkly spiderweb, colorful canoes, more Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:36

Stunning photos of the day, shared by USA TODAY's Your Take contributors.


All Of Garden: Eating Olive Garden for 49 days Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:36

Forty nine days of Olive Garden is what folk heroes are made of. Carbohydrates.


Ohio mom suing sperm bank for wrong sperm Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:31

Instead of getting the sperm of a white man, Jennifer Cramblett was inseminated with the sperm of a black man.


Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:31
Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola.

Ukraine GDP 'to shrink 8% this year'

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:07
Ukraine's economy is likely to suffer more than previously predicted because of the conflict in the east of the country, the World Bank has said.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: Gun battle spills on to Rio street

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:06
A busy road in Rio de Janeiro is brought to a halt by a gun battle between soldiers and gang members.
Categories: BBC World News

Man, 19 shot in the neck in West Kensington

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:02

Man, 19 shot in the neck in West KensingtonPolice say a 19-year-old male was shot in the neck in Philadelphia's West Kensington section Thursday night.

California probes near-death escape of 12 firefighters

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:01
By Steve Gorman LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California forestry officials have opened an inquiry into a life-threatening ordeal faced by 12 firefighters who were nearly engulfed by flames in the Sierra Nevada last month before a helicopter pilot flew to the scene and led them to safety. The team had already crawled into foil-lined personal fire shelters - a survival measure of last resort - before they were spotted by the pilot as columns of fire raced up a canyon at them, igniting whole trees along the way. ...

App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:01
This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it.

ECB buying bundles of loans could spur lending

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:57

President of European Central Bank Mario Draghi sits at the table prior to the start of the ECB governing council meeting in Naples, Italy, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014. European Central Bank head Mario Draghi is expected Thursday to underline the bank's willingness to deploy more economic stimulus measures, a stance that could send the euro skidding even lower. And a drop in the currency — which helps eurozone exporters and could nudge up worryingly low inflation — might be the most effective stimulus to come out of the ECB's monthly meeting. (AP Photo/Lapresse, POOL)The European Central Bank plans to start buying a type of bonds known as asset-backed securities. The move is aimed at spurring bank lending to companies and getting a slack economy moving again.

Blogger indicted for photographing Mississippi senator's wife

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:57
(Reuters) - A political blogger accused of breaking into a Mississippi nursing home and photographing U.S. Senator Thad Cochran's bedridden wife now faces felony burglary charges, his lawyer said. Clayton Kelly was indicted for burglary, attempted burglary, and conspiracy to commit burglary, the lawyer, Kevin Camp, said late on Wednesday. ...

China throws weight behind HK leader

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:56
China's state media strongly back Hong Kong's embattled leader CY Leung, while condemning democracy protests as "chaos".
Categories: BBC World News

Australia says it will launch airstrikes in Iraq Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:52

Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters deployment could be "months rather than weeks."


Hong Kong protests: Echoes of Tiananmen

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:51
Two pro-democracy protests, 25 years apart, same outcome?
Categories: BBC World News

Family of Dallas Ebola patient quarantined Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:51

They could face criminal charges if they leave their home without approval.


This could be the world's most endangered animal Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:50

There are only about 50 of these Bryde's whales left in Florida's waters.


Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:46
The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.

Curtain falls on Kate Bush comeback

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:43
Singer Kate Bush performs the last of a series of 22 comeback concerts in London, suggesting it will be "a while" before she appears on stage again.
Categories: BBC World News

Man Utd's Shaw in England U21 squad

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:40
Manchester United's Luke Shaw is named in the England Under-21 squad to face Croatia in the Euro 2015 play-off.
Categories: BBC World News

New Secret Service head gets bipartisan backing Top Stories - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 18:39

Officials from Democratic and Republican White Houses praise new Secret Service leader.