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Samsung forecasts 60% fall in profit

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:15
Samsung Electronics forecasts a 60% fall in third-quarter operating profit, missing estimates, because of slowing smartphone sales.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas lawmakers tackle Ebola virus preparedness

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:14

Gov. Rick Perry also announced a 17-member task force on infectious disease readiness.

       

Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port Richmond

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:12

Woman caught on camera stealing family's Halloween display in Port RichmondA Philadelphia family that was getting into the Halloween spirit was singled out by a thief who used the cover of night to commit the crime.


Paulson: AIG bailout designed to be punishment

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:11
The 2008 government bailout of American International Group Inc. was specifically designed to punish the insurance giant, former Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson said in U.S. court Monday.

Funky robots display Japan's latest technologies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:09

A TE Connectivity Japan staff member demonstrates how to control remotely its dinosaur robot "TE Saurus" by a smart phone during the annual CEATEC Japan advanced technologies show in Chiba, east of Tokyo Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014. With a Sharp Aquos ZETA mobile phone model, users can make the 6.5-meter (21 feet, 4 inches) long, 2.1-meter (6 feet, 11 inches) tall dinosaur robot to walk forward and backward, jump, move its head, hands and legs up and down, left and right, open and close its mouth by touching the screen panel and make it bark by shaking the handheld. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — A smartphone-controlled dinosaur, synchronized cheerleaders and a ping pong-playing spider are some of the robot technology showcased at the CEATEC Japan electronics exhibition.


Banker admits Libor fraud conspiracy

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:08
A senior banker from a UK bank admits conspiracy to defraud over manipulating the key Libor inter-bank lending rate.
Categories: BBC World News

Nobel Prize for work on brain's navigation system

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:08
How do we remember where we parked the car? And how do we figure out a shortcut to work when there's a big traffic jam?

Seahawks bottle up Alfred Morris

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 18:06
Washington running back Alfred Morris is limited to just 29 yards on 13 carries, with a long of 11 yards.

10 Things to Know for Today

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:57

This March 6, 2014 image provided by AAA Foundation via DanCampbellPhotography.com shows a driver during the Cognitive Distraction Phase II testing in Salt Lake City. Two new studies have found that voice-activated smartphones and dashboard infotainment systems may be making the distracted-driving problem worse. (AP Photo/DanCampbellPhotographer.com via AAA Foundation)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:


Nobel Prize for blue LED invention

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:51
The 2014 Nobel Prize for physics is won by trio of scientists in Japan and the US for the invention of blue light emitting diodes (LED).
Categories: BBC World News

Missing Madeleine: alleged online troll found dead

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:50
A woman who was accused of sending Internet abuse to the parents of missing girl Madeleine McCann has been found dead in a hotel room. Her death has revived debate about media responsibility and how best to respond to online "trolls."

Back-up roof for fire-hit art school

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:49
A temporary roof is being installed on Glasgow's School of Art's fire-damaged Mackintosh building to keep it dry over the winter.
Categories: BBC World News

Mysterious shipwreck found in New York lake

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:48

A mostly intact, mid-1800s canal boat was discovered in Cayuga Lake near Aurora in 2013.

       

Family: Ebola patient's condition disturbing

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:45

Relatives saw patient via video on Monday and said they could not handle another viewing.

       

AccuWeather: Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonight

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:41

 Morning Showers, Thunderstorm possible tonightMeteorologist David Murphy says a second round of showers and possible thunderstorms arrives later this evening.


Union: Philadelphia teacher contract cancellation a cowardly act

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:36

Union outraged over cancelled contract, Philadelphia's 'war on teachers'The Philadelphia School Reform Commission announced Monday that it has canceled its contract with the teachers' union, the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers.


Eiffel Tower debuts new glass floor

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:32

A new $38 million glass floor debuted at the Eiffel Tower to tourists as it celebrates its 125th anniversary.

       

VA moves to ax 4 senior execs in scandal response

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:31
The Veterans Affairs Department said it is firing four senior executives as officials move to crack down on wrongdoing following a nationwide scandal over long wait times for veterans seeking medical care, and falsified records covering up the delays.

How same-sex marriage is unfolding in 11 states

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 17:31
The Supreme Court effectively legalized gay marriage in 11 more states Monday, for a total of 30, when it rejected a set of appeals. As many as 60 percent of Americans now live in states where same-sex marriage is legal.