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Wonga TV advert banned by regulator

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:27
The UK's Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) bans a TV advert by payday lender Wonga, following a complaint by a charity.
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Police: Mother, daughters fight girl at Edison High School

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:25

 Mother, daughters fight girl at Edison High SchoolPhiladelphia police are investigating a fight involving a mother and three teenagers inside a Hunting Park high school.


$75 million suit over NYC chokehold death planned

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:23

FILE - In this July 19, 2014, file photo, Esaw Garner, center, wife of Eric Garner, breaks down in the arms of Rev. Herbert Daughtry and Rev. Al Sharpton, right, during a rally at the National Action Network headquarters for Eric Garner in New York. The city medical examiner ruled that Garner died as a result of a police chokehold during an attempted arrest. Garner's family has filed a notice of claim to sue New York City, the Police Department and six individual police officers for $75 million on Monday, Oct. 6. The notice is the first step toward suing the city over Garner's death on Staten Island in July. A spokesman for city Comptroller Scott Stringer said Tuesday, Oct. 7 the claim is under review. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)NEW YORK (AP) — The family of a man who died after being placed in a police chokehold has filed a notice of claim to sue the city, its police department and six officers for $75 million.


White House Memo: Amplified by Social Media, Insider Memoirs Make More Racket

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:21
The White House tell-all is hardly a new phenomenon. But what may be new is how much more amplified these books have become with the advent of the Internet, social media and cable television.






Five U.S. airports to enhance screenings for Ebola

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:19

Travelers from West Africa will be screened at five U.S. airports.

       

Berkeley Officials Outspent but Optimistic in Battle Over Soda Tax

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:18
Despite the soda industry’s expensive campaign against a one-cent tax per ounce on sugary soda in Berkeley, Calif., and a similar effort in San Francisco, officials hope to set a precedent for the nation.

Monday Night football gets biggest local TV rating of the season

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:16
The Seattle-Washington game drew a 45.2 TV rating locally with the game televised on both ESPN and KONG.
Categories: Sports Center

FBI asks public to help identify militant in Islamic State video

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:13
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The FBI is asking the public to help identify a masked man who speaks in what is believed to be a North American accent in a video that Islamic State militants released last month aimed at Western audiences. In an excerpt of the video released by the FBI, the man, dressed in camouflage and wearing a shoulder holster, speaks in English and Arabic as he stands in front of men he says are Islamic State prisoners. ...

Yosemite Park spokesman: Plane fighting California wildfire crashed; pilot's status unknown

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:12
YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Yosemite Park spokesman: Plane fighting California wildfire crashed; pilot's status unknown.

Health Officials Promise Extra Airport Screening for Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:10
Passengers could have their temperature checked or be subject to detailed questioning, but health officials cautioned against more draconian measures like travel bans.






Feds help asked in Florida prison death

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:06
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The attorneys who represented Trayvon Martin's family have called on the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate the death of a Florida inmate who had told relatives she feared for her life in prison.

Turkish Inaction on ISIS Advance Dismays the U.S.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:05
As fighters with ISIS bore down Tuesday on the Turkish border, President Obama’s plan to fight the militant group without being drawn deeper into the Syrian civil war was coming under acute strain.






Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials say

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:02

Plane associated with Yosemite fire has crashed, officials sayYosemite National Park officials have confirmed that a plane associated with the "Dog Rock Fire" burning in Yosemite National Park, has crashed.


Laborer who spent time on death row in Texas goes free

USAToday.com Top Stories - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:01

Judge says man's original lawyers did a poor job.

       

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 09:00

Turkish riot police detain protesters as they use tear gas to disperse people who were protesting against Turkey's policy in Syria as fighting intensified between Syrian Kurds and the militants of Islamic State group in Kobani, Syria, in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab and its surrounding areas have been under attack since mid-September, with militants capturing dozens of nearby Kurdish villages. (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:


Seahawks MNF national media reaction: Rants for penalties, raves for Russell Wilson

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:59
From Russell Wilson's remarkable performance to the Seahawks' ridiculous number of penalties, the national media had plenty to write about after the Seahawks' 27-17 victory at Washington on "Monday Night Football."

Russell Wilson saves Seahawks from themselves

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:57
The Seahawks were rusty against Washington on “Monday Night Football” but quarterback Russell Wilson came to the rescue in a 27-17 victory that improved Seattle’s record to 3-1.

EU to probe Amazon’s tax strategy in Luxembourg

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:56
The inquiry, which will explore whether Luxembourg broke the European Union’s competition rules, follows similar investigations into the tax arrangements of Apple in Ireland and Starbucks in the Netherlands.

Oregon cities scramble to tax pot in case it becomes legal

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 08:55
At least 20 Oregon cities and counties are racing to approve taxes on marijuana in case voters legalize its recreational use in November.City taxes would come in addition to a state tax written into the ballot measure.