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US nurse defies Ebola quarantine

BBC World News - 2 hours 28 min ago
A US nurse who returned from treating patients in Sierra Leone defies a voluntary quarantine order, leaving her house in Maine for a bike ride.
Categories: BBC World News

Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 28 min ago
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Authorities say death toll in Kansas airport crash rises to four.

Seahawks morning links

Seattle Seahawks - 2 hours 30 min ago
A few Seahawks links to start your Thursday.  ...
Categories: Sports Center

Not so sweet: Chocolate prices are set to rise

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago

FILE - This Sept. 30, 2007 file photo shows "Fun Size" and "Mini" candies in New York. The cost of the ingredients in chocolate is rising, and the nation’s biggest candy makers have already warned that shoppers are going to see price hikes in 2015. (AP Photo/Dan Goodman, File)NEW YORK (AP) — That bowl of chocolates for ninjas and ghosts won't cost you more this Halloween. Picking the perfect sweet for your Valentine could.

U.S. education department gets stricter with for-profit colleges

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 31 min ago

An employee of the Department of Education arrives for work in WashingtonBy Ankit Ajmera and Sagarika Jaisinghani (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education will introduce new regulations next year in its latest attempt to improve the job prospects of those graduating from for-profit colleges and universities. Under the regulations unveiled on Thursday and effective July 1, for-profit colleges will be at risk of losing federal aid should a typical graduate's annual loan repayments exceed 20 percent of discretionary income or 8 percent of total earnings. This is lower than the current threshold of 30 percent of discretionary income and 12 percent of total ...

Gunfire, arrests erupt as Giants fans revel in win

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 32 min ago

A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The celebration in San Francisco's streets following the Giants' World Series victory turned raucous and violent, with two people shot and two stabbed. Police got pelted with bottles as they tried to disperse crowds.

Midday Glance: Silver companies

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 33 min ago
Shares of some top silver companies are down at 1 p.m.: Hecla Mining Co. fell $.05 or 2.1 percent, to $2.28. Pan American Silver Corp. fell $.30 or 2.9 percent, to $9.93. Silver Standard Resources Inc. ...

Huskies morning links: Colorado's Sefo Liufau receives a vote of confidence

WA Huskies - 2 hours 34 min ago
Hau'oli Kikaha wants to get in on the Huskies' defensive scoring binge.
Categories: Sports Center

Inmate described as delusional gets execution date

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 35 min ago
HOUSTON (AP) — A Texas death row inmate whose attorneys contend is so delusional that he can't understand why he was convicted and condemned has been scheduled for execution.

Sarah Payne's father found dead

BBC World News - 2 hours 35 min ago
The father of murdered schoolgirl Sarah Payne is found dead at his home in Kent.
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. Economy Grew at 3.5% Annual Pace in Third Quarter

New York Times Headlines - 2 hours 38 min ago
Analysts surveyed by Bloomberg had expected the increase in gross domestic product to be 3 percent.

Plane crashes at Wichita airport, 2 dead

Yahoo! National News - 2 hours 39 min ago

Plane crashes at Wichita airport, 2 deadA small plane lost power after takeoff and crashed into a building Thursday while trying to return to a Kansas airport, killing two people inside the building and injuring at least four others, officials said.

Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 39 min ago
The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.

For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.

Wal-Mart tests matching prices with online rivals

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

US stocks are mixed in midday trading

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.

US economy grew at 3.5 percent rate in Q3

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
The U.S. economy grew at a solid annual rate of 3.5 percent in the July-September quarter, propelled by solid gains in business investment, export sales and the biggest jump in military spending in five years.

Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.

Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.

Wanted in US, Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Seattle Times Headlines - 2 hours 40 min ago
Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor, a spokeswoman said Thursday.