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Lower gas prices boost US SUV sales in October

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:55
Falling gas prices improved buyers' moods and boosted sales of SUVs and trucks in October.

On Election’s Eve, G.O.P. Is Confident, but Voters Are Sour

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:54
Republicans entered the end of the most expensive midterm campaign in American history confident they will take control of the Senate, but voter interest is low.






Firefighter charged in Halloween fight with kids

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:53
REVERE, Mass. (AP) — A suburban Boston fire captain who brandished a golf club in a fight with trick-or-treating children on Halloween has been suspended with pay.

In Traveling to the Stars, Risk and Cost

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:52
Two recent accidents, one of them fatal, involving commercial rockets have underscored the high risks and soaring costs involved in any spaceflight.

Missouri courthouse killer dies in prison

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:48

FILE - In this March 19, 2007 file photo, Kenneth Baumruk, 67, is brought in the St. Charles County courtroom, where he was sentenced to death for killing his wife and shooting four others at the St. Louis County Courthouse, in 1992, in St. Charles, Mo. Baumruk, now 75, has died in prison, the Missouri Department of Corrections said Monday, Nov. 3, 2014. Baumruk died late Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at the Potosi Correctional Center in Mineral Point of apparent natural causes, the agency said. (AP Photo/Odell Mitchell Jr., Pool, File)MINERAL POINT, Mo. (AP) — A 75-year-old man who was sentenced to death for killing his wife in a 1992 shooting rampage at the St. Louis County Courthouse has died in prison, the Missouri Department of Corrections said Monday.


Russia boycotts nuclear summit planning meeting

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:46

The meeting is in preparation for the 2016 Nuclear Security Summit.

       

Video: UW's Hau'oli Kikaha, John Timu, Colin Tanigawa preview UCLA game

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:46
Here are videos UW seniors Hau'oli Kikaha, John Timu and Colin Tanigawa after practice Monday:
Categories: Sports Center

UW's Chris Petersen on UCLA, Cyler Miles, John Ross III and more

WA Huskies - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:46
Here's the full transcript from Huskies coach Chris Petersen at his Monday afternoon press conference:
Categories: Sports Center

1 hurt as truck hits jet at Los Angeles airport

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:45
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Authorities say a fuel truck has struck a jetliner at Los Angeles International Airport but the only injury is to the driver and no fuel spilled.

10 Things to Know for Tuesday

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:44
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Tuesday:

McConnell says victory at hand; Grimes predicts upset

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:42

McConnell eyes his ascension to the top spot in the Senate with a victory Tuesday.

       

'Sponge on a string' test for cancer

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:42
Cancer of the gullet could be diagnosed with a cheap and easy-to-use sponge on a string test, trials show.
Categories: BBC World News

De Blasio Unveils New Plans for Troubled Schools in New York

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:39
Mayor Bill de Blasio said his tactics of offering more help to failing schools, and providing social services to students and families there, differed sharply from his predecessor’s.

Shift work dulls your brain - report

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:39
Working antisocial hours can prematurely age the brain and dull intellectual ability, scientists warn.
Categories: BBC World News

1 arrested in Halloween hit-and-run deaths

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:38

This undated photo provided by the Santa Ana Police Department shows Jaquinn Ramone Bell, 31, who was arrested on Sunday, Nov. 2, 2014 in Stanton, Calif. where he was staying in a motel with his two children. Bell was booked for investigation of felony hit-and-run causing the deaths of three teenage girls who had gone trick-or-treating on Halloween. (AP Photo/ Santa Ana Police Department)SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A California driver who police say struck and killed three teenage trick-or-treaters on Halloween before fleeing with his own children had recently pleaded guilty to a separate hit-and run, authorities said Monday.


U.S. Fines Automakers Hyundai and Kia for Misstating Mileage

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:36
Hyundai and Kia, owned by the Hyundai Motor Group, will pay a combined $300 million for overstating their fuel-economy standards.






Australia 'holds back' climate fight

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:26
Australia is a drag on international efforts to tackle climate change, says a leading economist and former government adviser.
Categories: BBC World News

MPs demand separate EU justice votes

BBC World News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:23
MPs should get a vote on each of the 35 EU justice measures the government wants to rejoin, a Commons committee says.
Categories: BBC World News

Experts' advice to same-sex couples: Get a prenup

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:22

Document smart choice for couples together for a long time before marriage, experts say.

       

One wounded in shooting outside Delaware college residence hall

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 09:21
(Reuters) - One person was wounded on Monday in a shooting outside an off-campus residence hall at Delaware State University in Dover on Monday and the shooter was at large after fleeing the scene, a city spokeswoman said. No one was killed in the incident, which took place in the parking lot of an off-campus residence hall after 5 p.m., said Dover spokeswoman Kay Sass. The victim was taken to a hospital, she said. Although the shooter was still at large, it was not considered to be an active shooter situation, the university said. ...