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Obama to make statement about Ebola at White House at 2:55 p.m. ET

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama will make a statement about the Ebola outbreak response on the South Lawn of the White House at 2:55 p.m. ET (1855 GMT) on Tuesday, the White House said. (Reporting by Roberta Rampton; Editing by Bill Trott)

Bombing suspect's friend convicted of lying to FBI

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:29

Robel PhilliposBOSTON (AP) — A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv) has been convicted of lying during the investigation into the 2013 attack.


Investment adviser sentenced to 30 years in prison

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:24
STATESBORO, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia investment adviser was sentenced to 30 years in prison Tuesday for committing fraud that fueled a bank's collapse, cost investors millions of dollars and turned the accused banker into a fugitive who was ultimately — and mistakenly — declared dead.

Huge march against Burkinabe leader

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:23
Tens of thousands of people protest in Burkina Faso's capital against moves to extend the president's 27-year rule, amid clashes with the security forces.
Categories: BBC World News

Canada 'grateful' to Cpl Cirillo

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:19
Canadian PM Harper tells mourners the nation is deeply grateful to Cpl Nathan Cirillo, the young soldier killed by a gunman in Ottawa last week.
Categories: BBC World News

Mystery Deepens as Officials Comb Video for Broncos Fan

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17
Police are still combing through hours of surveillance footage from Thursday's Broncos game after a 53-year-old father went missing during halftime.

Heiress leaves $40 million to Va. boarding school

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:17

 a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon. Ruth Bedford of Westport, Connecticut, died in June at age 99. She volunteered with the Red Cross in England during World War II, worked as a stage manager on Broadway, and was known to enjoy a glass of Scotch. (AP Photo/Foxcroft School)MIDDLEBURG, Va. (AP) — Officials at a small boarding school in northern Virginia hunt country were stunned to receive the largest-ever gift to a secondary girls' school: a $40 million bequest from a Standard Oil heiress who liked to drive around in an Oldsmobile station wagon.


Russian Government Linked to More Cybersecurity Breaches

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 02:03
Researchers say hackers have for seven years been using sophisticated techniques to break into computer networks around the world.






Accident traps Turkish coal miners

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:59
At least 18 workers have been trapped hundreds of metres underground after a coal mining accident in southern Turkey, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Nigeria given deadline to avoid ban

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:58
Nigeria are given until Friday to overturn a court ruling that voided its recent football elections or Fifa will ban them until May 2015.
Categories: BBC World News

Dallas nurse becomes fourth Ebola patient discharged from Emory hospital

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:56

Recovered Ebola Patient Amber Vinson Remarks After Release From Hospital(Reuters) - A Dallas nurse who contracted Ebola was released from Emory University Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after being found free of the virus and thanked God and her family for helping her recover. "I sincerely believe that with God all things are possible," said nurse Amber Vinson, who looked vibrant at a news conference with the health workers who treated her. Vinson is the fourth patient successfully treated for Ebola at Emory's hospital. ...


S Africa photos show Meyiwa suspects

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:53
Police in South Africa release images of two men suspected of killing footballer Senso Meyiwa, shot after intruders entered his girlfriend's home.
Categories: BBC World News

Friend of Boston Marathon Bombing Suspect Found Guilty of Lying to F.B.I.

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:43
The friend, Robel Phillipos, was accused of lying about helping to remove a backpack from the dorm room of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who awaits trial in the 2013 bombing.






Blogger's sketchy anti-US facts draw fans in China

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:43
So, dear Chinese reader, you still think the American Dream eclipses the Chinese one?

18 miners trapped in coal mine accident in Turkey

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:43
Surging water trapped at least 18 workers Tuesday in a coal mine in Turkey, officials and reports said -- an event likely to raise even more concerns about the nation's poor workplace safety standards.

Paul launches ads in Kansas, Iowa, NC and beyond

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:40
He's not on the ballot this fall, but Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is launching new ads to help Republicans in key elections across the country.

US consumer confidence hits 7-year high in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:39
U.S. consumer confidence rebounded strongly in October, hitting a seven-year high as solid job gains raised expectations for economic growth.

Softbank ready to splash $10B on India investments

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:39
Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade.

Seattle real estate expected to be hot in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:37
Once again, Seattle ranks among the top 10 markets in the influential Emerging Trends in Real Estate by the Urban Land Institute and the consultancy PwC.  For 2015, it ranks No. 8 overall based on the tech industry, highly skilled workforce and attractiveness to millennials. "Seattle is one of

President 'not aware of Mafia deal'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 01:37
Italian President Giorgio Napolitano denies knowing of any secret talks between the state and the Mafia, while appearing as a witness at a trial.
Categories: BBC World News