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Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:35

Lawmakers grill new EU economy chief amid doubtsBRUSSELS (AP) — European lawmakers on Thursday grilled the 28-nation bloc's incoming economy chief, Pierre Moscovici, because many fear he cannot be trusted to properly enforce rules limiting government deficits.


Factory blast kills 15 in Bulgaria

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:33
A blast at an explosives factory north of Sofia kills 15 people, prompting Bulgaria to declare Friday a day of national mourning.
Categories: BBC World News

Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:31
The lid has been lifted on a fierce internal battle at the nation's oldest Episcopal seminary, which has lost most of its faculty over what they say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.

Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:31
Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday.

2 firefighters retire during Atlantic City blaze

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:30
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Two Atlantic City fire battalion chiefs had to walk off the job and retire while fighting a blaze that destroyed four buildings and displaced 17 people.

Five Ebola cases per hour in S Leone

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:27
Save the Children says healthcare demands are far outstripping supply in Sierra Leone and warns that the Ebola outbreak there is getting worse.
Categories: BBC World News

8. Just Gettin' Started - Jason Aldean

iTunes Top Ten - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:23
Old Boots, New Dirt
Jason Aldean

Release Date: September 2, 2014
Total Songs: 15
Genre: Country
Price: By Song Only
Copyright ? 2014 Broken Bow Records
Categories: iTunes Top Ten

Hamilton: This is my best F1 season

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:17
Lewis Hamilton believes he has put together the best season of his F1 career as he chases the drivers' title with Mercedes.
Categories: BBC World News

Sandler signs four-film Netflix deal

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:05
Comedy star Adam Sandler signs a deal with Netflix to produce and star in four movies for the video streaming site.
Categories: BBC World News

Wonga agrees to write off debts for thousands

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:02
LONDON (AP) — Payday lender Wonga has agreed to write off the debts of 330,000 people it admits shouldn't have gotten loans in the first place.

2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:01
An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended.

Truck deals boost US auto sales in September

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:01
Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September.

Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:01
Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.

Tossed for disrespect? It happens even to kindergartners

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 20:00
Even at the highest levels of government, among people programmed to duck controversy, there is no mincing words on the problem of school discipline: Racial discrimination seriously skews who gets punished, and for what, says U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.

More than 4,000 hogs die in fire at NC farm

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:57
EAGLE SPRINGS, N.C. (AP) — A fire at a farm in central North Carolina has killed more than 4,000 hogs.

Alonso not ruling out Ferrari exit

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:55
Fernando Alonso has refused to rule out leaving F1 giants Ferrari before the end of his contract, which runs until 2016.
Categories: BBC World News

Greenland calls for early elections next month

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:51
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Greenland has called for early elections next month after four government members quit and the prime minister went on leave amid a scandal involving the use of public funds.

European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:46
NAPLES, Italy (AP) — European Central Bank leaves benchmark rate unchanged at record low 0.05 percent.

More bodies found on Japanese volcano; toll now 47

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:46
One body recovered near the volcano's peak was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered the bodies Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying an autumn weekend hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.

Texting apps required gear for Hong Kong protests

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 19:44

A student protester gets emotional while pleading for a peaceful resolution, Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014 in Hong Kong. The student leaders of the protests are warning that if the territory's top official doesn't resign by tomorrow, they will step up their actions -- including occupying several important government buildings. They'd be risking another round of confrontations with police, who are unlikely to let government buildings be stormed. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)HONG KONG (AP) — Just as protesters in Egypt depended on Twitter three years ago, the latest digital tools have become required gear for tens of thousands of people demanding democratic reforms on the streets of Hong Kong.