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Claims for compensation from GM for faulty switch rise 30 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:55

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in AntiochBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of claims of injury and death linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co cars rose 30 percent last week to 1,130, according to a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program set up to compensate accident victims. Since Aug. 1, claims related to 24 deaths and 16 injuries have been deemed eligible for compensation by the program, which is being overseen by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. The number of eligible deaths is up one from last week. Claims for less serious injuries led the rise in claims, reaching 886 from 644. ...


Masked man sought in connection with 3 bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:51

Masked man sought in connection with 3 bank robberiesAuthorities are asking for the public's help in their hunt for an armed robbery suspect who held up a bank in Bucks County.


PHOTOS: Masked man robs bank in Chalfont, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:50

 Masked man robs bank in Chalfont, Pa.Police in Bucks County have released images of a man they say robbed a bank in Chalfont, and may be connected to at least two other robberies.


Comey: Chinese hackers like a 'drunk burglar'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.

101st Airborne soldiers heading to Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
The commander of the Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, says a handful of his soldiers are already in Liberia, and more head there next week to build treatment centers and begin training medical personnel.

Will the new 'Twin Peaks' be filmed in Washington?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:47
Fans of "Twin Peaks" may be baking a celebratory cherry pie this morning: A new version of the offbeat mystery series is in the making, with a planned nine episodes to air on Showtime in 2016.

At a glance: The search for Flight 370

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:47
The search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 resumed Monday in a remote part of the Indian Ocean, far off Australia's west coast. Here's a rundown of the operation to look for the jet, which inexplicably vanished nearly seven months ago:

Protest at Uncle Ike's Pot Shop; Will Oregon legalize?

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:46
It was a busy weekend on the pot scene and for our coverage in The Seattle Times.

Macedonia convicts 17 in spy case

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:45
A court in Macedonia convicts at least 17 people in a case of espionage involving an unnamed country or countries.
Categories: BBC World News

Parents urged journalist with Ebola not to go

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:42
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The parents of an American video journalist who contracted Ebola in Liberia say they tried to talk him out of going there last month.

Cal-Washington State was football with flamethrowers

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:40
Every week, without fail, you should watch Drunk Pac-12 Football. 1. Considering everything that happened on Saturday , you'd be forgiven for glossing over Washington State and Cal bringing flamethrowers to a football game, aiming them directly at each other's defenses and special teams, and laughing while lighting everything in sight on fire. It was late -- a 10:30 p.m. ET start -- and most of ...

UK jihadist prisoner swap 'credible'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:39
Reports that British jihadists were involved in a prisoner swap between Islamic State and Turkey are "credible", Whitehall officials tell the BBC.
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Killer detained over weapons haul

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:38
A spree killer who shot five people dead in 1978 is detained in a secure hospital after "an arsenal" of weapons was found at his home.
Categories: BBC World News

Cable says Tories 'lying' over taxes

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:36
Vince Cable tells the Lib Dem conference that anyone who claims to be able to eliminate the deficit without increasing taxes, as the Conservatives are, is "lying".
Categories: BBC World News

Jail time ordered for Florida clinic owner in baseball doping scandal

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:35
By Zachary Fagenson MIAMI (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday revoked the bail of the former anti-aging clinic owner at the center of a Major League Baseball doping scandal after he twice tested positive for cocaine. Anthony Bosch was charged with a felony count of conspiracy to distribute testosterone and released on a $100,000 bond in August, when the first federal criminal charges were filed in one of U.S. sports' biggest doping scandals, which led to the suspension of superstar Alex Rodriguez. ...

Bond villain Geoffrey Holder dies

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:30
Geoffrey Holder, the Tony-winning actor, dancer and choreographer known to millions as Baron Samedi in Bond movie Live and Let Die, dies in New York at the age of 84.
Categories: BBC World News

VIDEO: The hidden art of war underground

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:26
An American photographer has documented the striking works of art left behind by soldiers who spent WWI in underground caverns.
Categories: BBC World News

Supreme Court denies gay marriage appeals

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:23

Supreme Court denies gay marriage appealsThe Supreme Court turned away appeals Monday from five states seeking to prohibit same-sex marriages, paving the way for an immediate expansion of gay and lesbian unions.


Philadelphia schools ax teachers' contract

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:21
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The cash-strapped Philadelphia school district abruptly canceled its teachers' contract Monday, a bold move designed to force health care contributions and make other benefit cuts.

Stormy weather hits power supplies

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:21
Hundreds of homes are left without electricity after strong winds and heavy rain hit parts of the UK, as forecasters warn of more bad weather.
Categories: BBC World News