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Detroit can survive after bankruptcy but large risks loom: expert

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 31 min ago

A mural that reads "Detroit Lives!" is displayed on the side of a building in DetroitBy Karen Pierog DETROIT (Reuters) - Detroit's relatively fast move through municipal bankruptcy has resulted in costly creditor settlements and too little emphasis on fixing the city's broken operations, a restructuring expert testified in U.S. Bankruptcy Court on Wednesday. Still, Martha Kopacz, who was appointed by Judge Steven Rhodes to assess the viability of Detroit’s plan to restructure $18 billion of debt and obligations, concluded the plan is feasible and that its underlying revenue and other assumptions are reasonable. ...


Busting the Budget: Kansas Faces Additional Revenue Shortfalls After Tax Cuts

New York Times Headlines - 9 hours 33 min ago
Three more months of data are in, and the state is still collecting much less income tax than it expected.

US airbag recall expands to 7.8m cars

BBC World News - 9 hours 34 min ago
US car safety regulators expand a recall of vehicles with potentially dangerous Takata airbags to 7.8 million, warning that owners should take 'immediate action'.
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Bedouin Israeli doctor mysteriously turns jihadi

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 38 min ago
He was a quiet whiz kid at the top of his class in Israel, who overcame tough odds in this minority Arab village to become a star medical student and hospital intern.

Toys R Us pulls 'Breaking Bad' dolls

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 38 min ago
Toys R Us is pulling its four collectible dolls based on characters from AMC's hit series "Breaking Bad" after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week.

Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 38 min ago
People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

Dallas nurse's dog tests negative for Ebola

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 39 min ago
DALLAS (AP) — The first Ebola test for the quarantined King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse hospitalized with the virus has come back negative.

NJ man with heroin marked "Ebola" arrested

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 39 min ago

NJ man with heroin marked "Ebola" arrestedA Toms River man faces drug charges after police say he was in possession of heroin marked as "Ebola."


US Rep. Don Young apologizes after suicide comment

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 42 min ago
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — U.S. Rep. Don Young has apologized after telling students at a high school where a child recently committed suicide that people kill themselves when there's a lack of support from family and friends.

Shots ring out at Canada's Parliament

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 43 min ago

2 dead in shooting attack at Canada's ParliamentA gunman shot and wounded a Canadian soldier standing guard at a war memorial in the country's capital Wednesday, then entered Parliament, where numerous shots rang out, police and witnesses said.


No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 44 min ago
When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday.

Blocks and books: Tutoring fullback helps Cleveland’s revival

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 47 min ago
Senior fullback Ramsey Castillo’s tutelage has the Eagles soaring again — on and off the field.

Spices of the world, at your table | Books for Cooks

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 48 min ago
With its new cookbook, Pike Place’s World Spice Merchants bring the savory flavors of the globe to your kitchen.

$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

Seattle Times Headlines - 9 hours 48 min ago
Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.

Woman charged with false reports that led to Ebola screening

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 51 min ago

Woman charged with false reports that led to Ebola screeningA New Castle woman has been charged falsely reporting an incident 911 that led to an Ebola screening.


Florida kids slain by father said they feared mom

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 55 min ago
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — Documents indicate that in the months before a Florida man shot his three children, killing two of them, his wife's drinking seemed to be tearing the family apart.

Dog of Ebola-infected Texas nurse tests negative for virus

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago
DALLAS (Reuters) - The 1-year-old King Charles Spaniel belonging to a Dallas nurse infected with Ebola has tested free of the virus and will remain in isolation for the remainder of his 21-day monitoring period, the city of Dallas said on Wednesday. "Bentley is doing great! Turns out he likes butt rubs," Dallas spokeswoman Sana Syed wrote in a recent Tweet about the dog belonging to nurse Nina Pham, who is in good condition at a National Institutes of Health hospital in Maryland. ...

As virus spreads, insurers exclude Ebola from new policies

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago
By Carolyn Cohn, Richa Naidu and Avik Das (Reuters) - As fear of Ebola infections spreads to developed economies, U.S. and British insurance companies have begun writing Ebola exclusions into standard policies to cover hospitals, event organizers and other businesses vulnerable to local disruptions. As a result, new policies and renewals will become costlier for companies opting to insure business travel to West Africa or to cover the risk of losses from quarantine shutdowns at home, industry officials told Reuters. ...

U.S. tightens Ebola monitoring for West African visitors

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentBy Bill Berkrot NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. health officials unveiled new measures on Wednesday to carry out Ebola monitoring on anyone entering the country from the three nations at the center of a West African epidemic, increasing precautions to stop the spread of the virus. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said that beginning Monday, travelers from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be directed to check in with health officials every day and report their temperatures and any Ebola symptoms for 21 days, the period of incubation for the virus. ...


Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings

Yahoo! National News - 9 hours 57 min ago
CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to the judge Wednesday during his initial court appearance, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his hearing was in open court before dozens of journalists.