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High Line Draws Millions, but de Blasio Isn’t One

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:15
Mayor Bill de Blasio says he is a fan, but he was not among the 4.8 million visitors the park attracted last year. In fact, he has never been there.

Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:14

Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasDALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed.


VIDEO: Defiant HK protests on National Day

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:11
Pro-democracy crowds remain on the streets of Hong Kong at the start of National Day, which activists hope will see the largest protests so far.
Categories: BBC World News

Judge: Stockton must treat pension like other debt

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:11

 Stockton must treat pension like other debtSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Striking at the sanctity of public pensions in California, a federal judge ruled Wednesday that U.S. bankruptcy law allows the city of Stockton to treat pension fund obligations like other debts, meaning the city could trim benefits.


Pimco investors withdraw record sum

BBC World News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:09
Bond giant Pimco saw its investors withdraw a record $23.5bn (£14.5bn) in funds after manager Bill Gross abruptly left the company last month.
Categories: BBC World News

State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:09
BLOOMING GROVE, Pa. (AP) — State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:08
A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder.

At 17, Leading Protests That Rattle Hong Kong

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:07
Joshua Wong, a 17-year-old student, has been at the center of the democracy movement as young activists represent a troubling confirmation for officials that their generation is the one most alienated from Beijing.






Attorneys work to pick jury in Jodi Arias retrial

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:06

This May 21, 2013 photo, Jodi Arias answers a question during an interview at the Maricopa County Estrella Jail in Phoenix. Jury selection resumes, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, in the penalty retrial of Arias as prosecutors try again for a death sentence. Arias was convicted of killing her former boyfriend Travis Alexander in 2008. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)PHOENIX (AP) — Attorneys working to pick a jury for the penalty retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias have cut more than 50 percent of 400 potential panelists called in this week, many who said they knew too much about the case to be impartial or had already made up their minds about her punishment.


Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:01
An Oklahoma prosecutor said Wednesday he will seek the execution of a man accused of beheading a co-worker in a fit of rage after being suspended from his job at a food processing plant.

Ukraine rebels close in on Donetsk airport

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:01
Pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine advanced Wednesday on the government-held airport in Donetsk, pressing to seize the key transportation hub even as the two sides bargained over a troop pullout under a much-violated truce.

Possible Leak by Grand Juror Is Investigated in Ferguson Police Shooting Case

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:00
In response to a Twitter post about the fatal shooting of Michael Brown by a police officer, a user wrote: “I know someone sitting on the grand jury. There isn’t enough at this point to warrant an arrest.”

Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigns Under Pressure About Breaches

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 09:00
Ms. Pierson failed to quell a bipartisan political furor over repeated breaches of security and lost the confidence of the president her agency is charged with protecting.






Pipe bomb found outside Gold Bar Elementary School

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:59
A pipe bomb was found outside Gold Bar Elementary School after classes Wednesday afternoon, according to the Snohomish County Sheriff's Office.

I-5 motorcycle-accident victim ID'd as Tukwila firefighter

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:53
A Tukwila firefighter died after a motorcycle accident on Interstate 5 near Fife on Saturday.

Black Press buys Hawaii and Washington newspapers

Washington State News Wire - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:48
The owner of Hawaii's largest newspaper bought two daily publications on Hawaii's Big Island and several newspapers in Washington state. Oahu Publications, which owns the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, said ...

Brooklyn Tech Teacher Was Known as Cool Friend, Until His Arrest

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:45
Brooklyn Technical High School students said Sean Shaynak was unusually close with some of them, often in ways that might alarm parents.






Police officer drives car and does CPR at same time on toddler

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:43

Police officer drives car and does CPR on toddler at same timeA New York police sergeant thought he was just pulling over a speeder; instead it turned out to be a frantic dad trying to get help for his son.


Lawsuit filed after 'Killing Jews' ads rejected

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:41
NEW YORK (AP) — A pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

Teen girl stabbed multiple times in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 08:36

Teen girl stabbed multiple times in South PhiladelphiaA 17-year-old girl is in critical condition after she was stabbed several times inside a home in South Philadelphia.