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Asian carp DNA found in southwestern Michigan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:59
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — Genetic material from Asian carp has been found in the Kalamazoo River in southwestern Michigan, but there's no indication the invasive fish have become established in the river that flows into Lake Michigan, officials said Tuesday.

University Acquires Flannery O’Connor’s Papers and Effects

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:59
Emory University has acquired an important — and huge — trove of the Georgia-born author Flannery O’Connor’s papers and effects.

Pope and prelates get crash course in joys of sex

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:56
Pope Francis, cardinals and bishops from around the world have gotten an unexpected lecture on the joys of sex, from a Catholic couple brought in to talk about what makes a marriage last.

As Test of Religious Liberty, Justices Say, Case of Inmate’s Beard May Come Up Short

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:56
The Supreme Court heard arguments on whether prison officials in Arkansas may prohibit a Muslim inmate from growing a half-inch beard.

Dallas Ebola patient on ventilator and receiving kidney dialysis

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:52

This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. Duncan, who became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S with Ebola, has been kept in isolation at a hospital since Sunday, Sept. 28, 2014. He was listed in serious but stable condition. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)By Lisa Maria Garza and Richard Valdmanis DALLAS (Reuters) - The Ebola patient fighting for his life in a Dallas hospital is on a ventilator and a kidney dialysis machine to help stabilize his health, the hospital said on Tuesday. Liberian national Thomas Eric Duncan, the first person diagnosed with the deadly virus on U.S. soil, has also been given the experimental medication brincidofovir. A hospital in Nebraska said it is using the same drug to treat an American journalist who was airlifted from Liberia and arrived Monday. ...

IMF trims forecast for global economic growth

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:51
The International Monetary Fund slightly lowered its outlook for global economic growth this year and next, mostly because of weaker expansions in Japan, Latin America and Europe.

Consumer borrowing up $13.5 billion in August

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:51
U.S. consumers increased their borrowing in August in the category that covers auto loans and student loans but cut back on their credit card borrowing.

CBS, NBC, ABC show ratings growth; Fox in trouble

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:49
NEW YORK (AP) — For three of the four biggest television networks, the ratings report card offered encouraging news for the second straight week. Fox is the one exception, and it looks to be in real trouble.

Nielsen's top programs for Sept. 29-Oct. 5

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:48
Prime-time viewership numbers compiled by Nielsen for Sept. 29-Oct. 5. Listings include the week's ranking and viewership.

Boeing, Airbus at odds over black boxes that eject

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:48
WASHINGTON (AP) — The world's two largest commercial aircraft manufacturers are at odds over equipping airliners with black boxes that eject in the event of a crash, making them easier to find.

'The Talented Mr. Ripley' at 15

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:46
I've had "The Talented Mr. Ripley" on my mind these days, what with the arrival in theaters this week of "The Two Faces of January" -- both films are sleek thrillers based on Patricia Highsmith novels and set amongst Americans abroad in sunny European cities in the stylish late '50s/early '60s era.

Teachers paid most of the bill for McCleary case

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:46
Public school teachers paid most of the bill for the education lawsuit that is forcing the Washington Legislature to put billions more into the state budget for K-12 education.

High school cancels football season over bullying

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:45

In this Friday, Oct. 3, 2014 photograph, audience members react as members of the Sayreville Board of Education hold a news conference at the Selover School in South Amboy, N.J., to address a hazing incident that "went too far" and is at the center of the investigation into the Sayreville War Memorial High School football team. On Monday, Oct. 6, 2014, school superintendent Richard Labbe said the Sayreville War Memorial High School football season has been canceled amid allegations of harassment, intimidation and bullying among players. (AP Photo/ Home News Tribune, Mark R. Sullivan) On Friday October 3,,2014 Photo: Mark R. Sullivan/Home News Tribune/APPARLIN, N.J. (AP) — A town that found encouragement in its winning high school football team after the devastation of Superstorm Sandy was left to absorb another blow Tuesday after school officials canceled the season over allegations of bullying, intimidation and harassment among players.

Idaho, Nevada gay marriage bans struck down by appeals court

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:44
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Tuesday struck down gay marriage bans in Idaho and Nevada, saying they were unconstitutional a day after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to address the issue. The unanimous decision from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco follows rulings from other appeals courts which have similarly authorized gay marriage. The Supreme Court this week had rejected appeals without comment in cases involving five states - Virginia, Oklahoma, Utah, Wisconsin and Indiana - that had prohibited gay marriage. ...

Guantanamo force feedings aimed at discouraging other prisoners -witness

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:42
By Lacey Johnson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Officials at Guantanamo Bay prison are using force feedings of a Syrian detainee to discourage other inmates from joining a hunger strike, a witness at a federal trial over his treatment said on Tuesday. The prisoner, Abu Wa'el Dhiab, 43, has been held at the prison in Cuba without charges for 12 years. He was cleared for release in 2009 but the process has stalled as the United States looks for another country to take him. ...

How School Lunch Became a Battleground

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:42
The Obama administration’s standoff with Republicans, the food industry and the nation’s lunch ladies over the cafeteria’s future.

Gay Briton freed from Moroccan jail

BBC World News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:34
A 69-year-old British man who was jailed for "homosexual acts" in Morocco has been released, his son says.
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Australians to help look for historic ship in US

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:34

This 2007 photo provided by the Australian National Maritime Museum in Sydney shows a modern replica of the HMB Endeavour at sail. The original vessel was commanded by Capt. James Cook in the 1700's when he became the first European to chart Australia’s East Coast. It was among a fleet of 13 ships sunk as a blockade in Rhode Island's Newport Harbor during the Revolutionary War in 1778. An archaeologist, working for years to locate the wreck, is receiving help in October 2014 from the Australian National Maritime Museum, which is hoping to find the ship’s remains before their country's 250th anniversary celebrations of Cook’s voyage in 2020. (AP Photo/Australian National Maritime Museum)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Nearly 250 years ago, Capt. James Cook ran aground on Australia's Great Barrier Reef during a voyage to the South Pacific to observe the planet Venus. His ship was the Endeavour, an ugly and awkward little vessel that improbably helped him become the first European to chart Australia's east coast.

An Appraisal: How Marian Seldes Took the Stage

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 04:34
Regardless of the size of the role, Marian Seldes, who died Tuesday at 86, made her theatrical performances memorable, with precision and flourish.

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