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Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March.

US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
U.S. stocks rose again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly results from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down.

US new-home sales close to flat in September

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying.

Turkey says 1,300 Syria rebels heading to Kobani

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
Turkey's president said Friday that Ankara would allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to travel to the embattled border town of Kobani in order to help Kurdish fighters there fend off an Islamic State onslaught.

Aid group: No need to isolate staff treating Ebola

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
Doctors Without Borders insisted Friday, after one of its doctors who worked in Guinea came down with Ebola in New York, that quarantines of health workers returning from the hot zone are not necessary when they do not show symptoms of the disease.

Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, Muslim leaders said Friday.

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 30 min ago
The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government is being given a hero's send-off, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.

Queen sends her first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 32 min ago
Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet -- though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 32 min ago
Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead.

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 32 min ago
Officials tamped down New Yorkers' fears Friday after a doctor was diagnosed with Ebola in a city where millions of people squeeze into crowded subways, buses and elevators every day.

Newly released Dallas nurse to meet with Obama

Seattle Times Headlines - 1 hour 32 min ago
A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for the patient diagnosed in Dallas was released from a hospital Friday, free of the virus, and was to meet later in the day with President Barack Obama at the White House.

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 32 min ago
PARIS (AP) — A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

Yellow powder sparks security alerts

BBC World News - 1 hour 34 min ago
Envelopes containing an unknown yellow powder have been sent to five consulates in the Turkish city of Istanbul, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Boy eats pot, passes out in dentist chair

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 37 min ago
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — Police in Central California say a 12-year-old boy sold marijuana brownies to a seventh-grade classmate, who passed out in a dentist's chair after eating them.

NYC tries to ease Ebola fear after doctor infected

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 38 min ago

FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo, Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, pose in protective suits in an isolation room, in the Emergency Room of the hospital, during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. A doctor who recently returned to New York City from West Africa is being tested for the Ebola virus. The doctor had a fever and gastrointestinal symptoms and was taken Thursday to Manhattan's Bellevue Hospital. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Mayor Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) says a team of disease detectives tracking the movements of a New York City doctor diagnosed with Ebola will soon detail their findings.


US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 40 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race.

Assailant knocks over Ten Commandments monument at Oklahoma capitol

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 42 min ago
By Heide Brandes OKLAHOMA CITY (Reuters) - An unknown assailant drove up on the grounds of the Oklahoma statehouse, knocked over a Ten Commandments monument and then fled, leaving the vehicle behind, police said on Friday. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol said they believe a single person was responsible for the act on Thursday night that left the 6-foot (180 cm) tall monument broken in several large pieces not far from where it was mounted. Conservative Christian groups fought for years to have the Ten Commandments displayed at the statehouse. ...

Stolen vehicle plows into Ohio bar, injures 13

Yahoo! National News - 1 hour 43 min ago
By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Thirteen people were injured late Thursday after a high-speed police chase ended with a stolen truck crashing through the front of a bar in a western suburb of Cleveland, police said. The white pickup truck ran over stop sticks deployed by Westlake, Ohio, police and crashed into the Dover Gardens bar at about 9 p.m., injuring patrons, employees and the suspect, Westlake police spokesman Captain Guy Turner said. ...