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Bits Blog: Amazon Is Not Holding Back on Paul Ryan

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 21:01
The retailer is discouraging sales of Hachette titles. The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate’s new book is an exception.






Falcon has cataract surgery, gets new lenses

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:59
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A falcon in New Hampshire has undergone eye surgery to remove cataracts and has received new synthetic lenses.

Pakistan plane video man sacked

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:57
A man who filmed passengers preventing Pakistan's former interior minister from boarding a plane for being late is sacked from his job.
Categories: BBC World News

Jim Gardner One-On-One with Philadelphia Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-Seguin

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:54

Jim Gardner One-On-One with Philadelphia Orchestra's Yannick Nezet-SeguinWe continue our One on One series, this time with one of the most extraordinary people I've met in a long time, Yannick Nezet-Seguin, the Music Director of the Philadelphia Orchestra.


Hong Kong leader in protest appeal

BBC World News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:43
Hong Kong leader CY Leung urges pro-democracy protesters to "immediately" stop their campaign, as crowds bring areas to a standstill.
Categories: BBC World News

Tab for trucks Pentagon doesn't need could top $100M

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:41

Pentagon may end up spending more than $100 million to move unwanted vehicles

       

AP PHOTOS: Rush-hour keeps billions on the move

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:37

In this Sept. 18, 2014, photo, train commuters hold on to the front and side of an overcrowded passenger train in Soweto, South Africa. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)On packed subways and crowded highways, billions of people participate in a short-distance population shift twice a day: the rhythmic ritual of the daily commute to and from work.


ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31

French Economy and Industry Minister Emmanuel Macron, center, listens to the explanations of PSA Peugeot research director Gilles Le Borgne, left, as they watch the EB turbo pure tech engine during his visit to the PSA Peugeot Citroen headquarters in Paris, Tuesday Sept. 30, 2014. Watching at right is PSA Peugeot Citroen chairman Carlos Tavares. (AP Photo/Remy de la Mauviniere)LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money.


Global stocks mostly higher after US declines

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31
Global stocks were mostly higher Tuesday after Wall Street declined and pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major financial center, added to political risk worries.

New tremors raise concern at Japan's Mount Ontake

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31
Increased seismic activity raised concern Tuesday about the possibility of another eruption at a Japanese volcano where 36 people were killed, forcing rescuers to suspend plans to try to recover at least two dozen bodies still near the summit.

Hong Kong leader says Beijing won't back down

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31
Hong Kong's leader said Tuesday that China won't back down from its decision to limit voting reforms in the Asian financial hub, dashing hopes that the standoff between demonstrators and authorities could be resolved quickly through negotiations.

US Ebola labs, parts for clinic arrive in Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31
U.S. mobile Ebola labs should be up and running in Liberia this week, and American troops have broken ground for a field hospital, as the international community races to increase the ability to care for the spiraling number of people infected with the dreaded disease.

Obama, Modi to put upbeat face on US-India ties

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:31
President Barack Obama and India's new Prime Minister Narendra Modi are trying to put an optimistic face on the future of relations between India and the United States, amid lingering concerns that the close ties the two democracies once enjoyed have lost their luster.

Millions of new jobs open, if you know where to look

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:27

If you know where to look, millions of good-paying jobs will open in the next few years.

       

Caught in the act? Videos of police can mislead

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A man walks through Wal-Mart, holding something to his ear as he passes a gun case. He leans toward a shelf and steps back into view, now holding a long, dark object -- a gun? -- as he walks past customers, who show no obvious reaction. Eight minutes later, surveillance video from a different angle shows him farther away. Suddenly he drops the object and crumples to the floor. Two more people come into view, walking toward him with firearms drawn.

Case involving arrest by Ferguson officer on hold

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A drug case involving an arrest made by the Ferguson police officer who killed an unarmed 18-year-old in a separate incident is on hold while a grand jury reviews the shooting.

Virginia police: Forensic evidence links 2 cases

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
They both were walking alone, separated from their friends late at night on or near the University of Virginia campus. One was found dead nearly five years ago. The other is still missing.

5 questions, answers on 'net neutrality'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
The Federal Communications Commission is considering whether Internet providers should be allowed to cut deals with online services like Netflix, Amazon or YouTube to move their content faster.

Dozens of possible jurors rejected in Arias case

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
Roughly a third of 300 potential jurors were dismissed Monday in the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias after telling a judge they had seen too much media coverage of her first trial to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 20:16
A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.