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New HealthCare.gov improved, but with a glitch

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
The Obama administration unveiled a new version of HealthCare.gov on Wednesday, with some improvements as well as at least one early mistake and a new challenge.

EPA says new vehicle mileage hits record 24.1 mpg

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Gas mileage for new cars and trucks in the U.S. averaged a record 24.1 miles per gallon last year, but gains in fuel economy are slowing.

Fed officials link rate increase to economic data

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Federal Reserve officials, worried about weak growth overseas, agreed last month that they would begin raising interest rates only when measures of the economy's health and inflation signaled the time was right.

Global stocks rebound after US gains

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Global stocks markets were mostly higher Thursday after Wall Street had its best day this year and the U.S. Federal Reserve signaled it will keep interest rates low.

Court hears dispute over pay for security checks

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Workers who fill customer orders for Internet retailer Amazon might be out of luck in their quest to be paid for time they spend going through security checkpoints each day.

Paula Patton files for divorce from Robin Thicke

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Paula Patton has filed for divorce from Robin Thicke and is asking for joint custody of their son.

Mom, beau plead not guilty in alcohol-in-IV death

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
A man told police he poured vodka into the IV feeding tube of his girlfriend's disabled 13-year-old son to settle him down, a dose of alcohol that contributed to his death, according to court documents released Wednesday.

Woman with cancer plans to take her life in Oregon

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
Brittany Maynard will not live to see if her advocacy makes a difference.

Ebola patient's death renews questions about care

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:20
The death of the first Ebola patient diagnosed in the United States renewed questions about his medical care and whether Thomas Eric Duncan's life could have been extended or saved if the Texas hospital where he first sought help had taken him in sooner.

Green Day, Sting, Withers among rock hall nominees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:18

FILE - This April 7, 2013 file photo shows Sting performing as part of Final Four Big Dance Concerts at Centennial Olympic Park in Atlanta. Sting, Green Day, and Bill Withers are among the first-time nominees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. (Photo by Robb D. Cohen/RobbsPhotos/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) — The punk trio Green Day, the short-lived British band The Smiths, "Lean on Me" singer Bill Withers and Sting are among the first-time nominees for enshrinement in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.


NY couple in Amish abduction case face new charges

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:16
A couple accused of kidnapping and sexually abusing two young Amish sisters in August are facing additional federal charges involving more child victims, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Hong Kong government cancels talks with protesters

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:13

Announcement comes hours after protesters vow not to retreat from occupation of streets.

       

Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birth

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:12

Couple who carried out bucket list for baby gives birthThe Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania couple who created a bucket list for their unborn son, gave birth to Shane Michael Haley early Thursday morning.


Ebola 'hysteria' halts school visit

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:11
A headteacher blames "misguided hysteria" over Ebola for the cancellation of a school visit by a child from Sierra Leone.
Categories: BBC World News

Ebola 'hysteria' halts school visit

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:11
A headteacher blames "misguided hysteria" over Ebola for the cancellation of a school visit by a child from Sierra Leone.
Categories: BBC World News

Secret restaurant menus revealed (OZY)

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:06

#HackTheMenu is a crowd-sourced resource for unadvertised specials available at fast food chains.

       

White Policeman Kills Black Teen in St. Louis, Triggering Fresh Protests

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:01
A white off-duty policeman shot and killed a black teenager in St Louis on Wednesday, triggering a night of protests just miles from Ferguson, Mo.






China screen ban on drug-using stars

BBC World News - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:00
China's media watchdog says stars who have used drugs or visited prostitutes will be banned from state television and other media outlets.
Categories: BBC World News

ArtsBeat: Green Day and Nine Inch Nails Among Rock Hall of Fame Nominees

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 18:00
Others on the ballot include Lou Reed, Kraftwerk, the Smiths, Sting, Bill Withers, Stevie Ray Vaughan, War, Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, the Marvelettes and the Spinners.