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High & Low Finance: Inflation? Deflation Is New Risk

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:44
Some central banks, scarred from old battles with escalating prices, were slow to see their new, real problem.

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bid

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:38

Salt Lake City optimistic about future Olympic bidKEARNS, Utah (AP) — Salt Lake City officials don't know exactly when they will get to bid for another Winter Olympics, but the host city of the 2002 games wants the world to know it is ready and willing whenever given a chance.


California eyes $500 billion in water spending

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:38
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — California's growing population and dwindling water require up to $500 billion in additional investment in water in coming decades, and new state fees for water users could be one way pay for it, a water plan released Thursday by the state's top water officials said.

Slow-motion disaster: Key facts about Hawaii lava

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:36

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) — Lava that has entered a rural Hawaii town has been described as a disaster in slow motion. After months of creeping through uninhabited areas of the Big Island, it reached Pahoa this week, crossing a residential street, burning down a garden shed and inching toward homes and a main road that goes through downtown.


Ukraine, Moscow clinch deal on Russian gas supply

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:34

EU Commissioner for Energy Guenther Oettinger, center, Russian Energy Minister Alexander Novak , left, and Ukrainian Energy Minister Yuriy Prodan address the media after they signed an agreement that guarantees Russian gas will continue to flow to Ukraine and, by extension, parts of the EU this winter, at the European Commission headquarters in Brussels, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)BRUSSELS (AP) — Moscow and Kiev on Thursday clinched a multi-billion dollar deal that will guarantee that Russian gas exports flow into Ukraine and beyond to the European Union throughout the winter despite their intense rivalry over the fighting in eastern Ukraine.


Starbucks sales disappoint investors

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:33
Starbucks' shares fall as investors express disappointment at the company's latest quarterly sales figures.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. quarantines 'chilling' Ebola fight in West Africa: MSF

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:31

A Doctors Without Borders health worker takes off his protective gear under the surveillance of a colleague at a treatment facility for Ebola victims in MonroviaBy Jonathan Allen NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mandatory quarantines ordered by some U.S. states on doctors and nurses returning from West Africa's Ebola outbreak are creating a "chilling effect" on Doctors Without Borders operations there, the humanitarian group said on Thursday. In response to questions from Reuters, the group said it is discussing whether to shorten some assignments as a result of restrictions imposed by some states since one of its American doctors, Craig Spencer, was hospitalized in New York City last week with the virus. ...


Teammates confident in Coyle

Seattle Seahawks - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:31
Bruce Irvin and Brock Coyle walked into the VMAC together at 6 a.m. Thursday
Categories: Sports Center

Four dead, five injured after plane crashes at Kansas airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:27

Smoke billows from a building at at Mid-Continent Airport shortly after a twin-turbo airplane crashed into a building killing several people including the pilot in Wichita KansasBy Alice Mannette WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) - Four people were killed, including the pilot, and five injured when a small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, on Thursday, setting off an explosion and huge ball of fire, officials said. Authorities said they had accounted for four people who had been listed as missing after the airplane, which officials said carried only the pilot, struck a building where pilots train on the airport grounds. "I heard a big loud noise, but it was muffled. I saw smoke and flames. ...


Pennsylvania manhunt ends with capture of police ambush suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:26

Handout of Matthew Eric Frein, 31, of Canadensis, PennsylvaniaBy Joe McDonald TANNERSVILLE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper and seriously wounding a second officer in a sniper attack in September was taken into custody after a seven-week manhunt, police said on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers who had been searching for him since the Sept. 12 ambush of the troopers outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The sniper attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...


Coming Out in Businessweek, Tim Cook Chooses to Play It Low-Key

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:22
Under a headline that did not directly address the issue, Mr. Cook chose to write a sober, conscientious essay for Bloomberg Businessweek that repeatedly used the word “privacy.”

Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:22

FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014 file photo, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen, right, and her Republican challenger, Scott Brown talk during a live televised debate hosted by New England Cable News, the Concord Monitor, and the University of New Hampshire at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, N.H. New Hampshire’s Senate race, which includes media markets in Maine and Massachusetts _ is seeing, on average, a three-fold increase in spending on political advertising, but prime ad time is far more saturated. (AP Photo/Concord Monitor, Geoff Forester, Pool)MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded.


New Jersey man whose son, 4, fatally shot neighbor, pleads guilty

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:15
(Reuters) - A New Jersey father whose 4-year-old son shot and killed a 6-year-old neighbor pleaded guilty on Thursday to endangering the welfare of children by keeping unsecured firearms, authorities said. Anthony Senatore, 35, of Toms River will be sentenced to three years in prison as part of a plea deal, according to a statement by Atlantic County, New Jersey Prosecutor James McClain. On April 8, 2013, Senatore's son found a loaded .22 caliber rifle in his father's bedroom and shot Brandon Holt in the head, the statement said. ...

Puerto Rico government looks to raise tax on oil

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:13
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico government officials said Thursday they are seeking a 68 percent increase in an oil tax to help sell up to $2.9 billion in bonds and strengthen one of the island's largest public corporations amid bankruptcy concerns.

Man charged with murder in SWAT officer shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:12
LOS ANGELES (AP) — A suspected Mongols motorcycle gang member was charged with murder Thursday in the killing of a Pomona SWAT officer during a crackdown on the group.

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:10
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?

Hamilton critical of double points

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08
Lewis Hamilton says it would "suck" if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
Categories: BBC World News

Arias judge bars public from witness' testimony

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08

Jodi Arias looks on during the sentencing phase retrial of Jodi Arias at Maricopa County Superior Court in Phoenix on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. Arias was found guilty of first degree murder in the death of former boyfriend Travis Alexander, but the jury hung on the penalty phase, life in prison or the death sentence. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic,David Wallace, Pool)PHOENIX (AP) — The judge in the Jodi Arias trial took the highly unusual step Thursday of barring the public from watching the first witness called by the convicted murderer's legal team as she fights to be spared the death penalty.


Graffiti found in 3 more national parks in West

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 07:08
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The National Park Service says it has found more graffiti in some of the West's most scenic locations in a case that sparked an uproar on social media last week.