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South Korea's chat-app crackdown

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:44
South Koreans flee the country's biggest social network
Categories: BBC World News

Asia extends global share slide

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:44
Asian shares are trading in negative territory after concerns about the global economy spurred a slide in stock prices on Wall Street.
Categories: BBC World News

Charges against dead cartel figure dismissed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:38
CHICAGO (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Chicago are dropping charges against a reputed drug trafficker for Mexico's powerful Sinaloa cartel.

The man who hiked across Europe and kidnapped a general

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:37
The man who walked across Europe and kidnapped a general
Categories: BBC World News

Why you might find a bit of goat in your hair

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:35
Why 'human' hair extensions may actually be from goats
Categories: BBC World News

Corpse exhumed in Alabama as FBI seeks link to long-missing murder suspect

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:31

William Bradford Bishop Jr. is pictured between 1970-1975 and as a bust in his likeness at age 77By Jonathan Kaminsky (Reuters) - The unidentified body of a man dead for 33 years was exhumed on Thursday in Alabama in hopes of linking it to an FBI Top 10 most wanted fugitive suspected in the 1976 bludgeoning deaths of his wife, mother and three sons, federal authorities said. The whereabouts of William Bradford Bishop Jr., who was added to the top 10 fugitives list in April, has confounded investigators for decades, with the latest potential break coming after the case was featured recently on a CNN program. ...


Five questions, five answers: Cal Bears

WA Huskies - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:31
For our Five Questions, Five Answers bit this week, we tackled Cal beat writer Jeff Faraudo of the Bay Area News Group. Many thanks for Jeff for his insights. You can follow Jeff on Twitter here and find his work here.
Categories: Sports Center

College gives pizza deliveryman $1,200 tip

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:27

College gives pizza deliveryman $1,200 tipA pizza delivery driver had no idea what was in store for him when he was called to deliver two pizzas to an Indiana university


DealBook: Symantec to Split Into Two Companies

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:24
With a market value of more than $16 billion, Symantec will become two publicly traded entities — one focused on security, and one focused on information management.

Venezuela ordered to pay $1.6 billion to Exxon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:18
WASHINGTON (AP) — An international arbitration panel ordered Venezuela's socialist government on Thursday to pay $1.6 billion to Exxon Mobil for the seizure of a major oil project in the South American country and other losses.

‘Meet the Mormons’: a sugarcoated introduction

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Meet the Mormons,” a slick, upbeat, wholesome, sugarcoated recruiting film. It got two stars out of four.

‘Wetlands’: a gross-out dark comedy about bodily fluids

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Wetlands,” an in-your-face story about bodily fluids and the collateral damage of a family gone wrong. Consider yourself warned: This sexually graphic whirlwind is not for everyone. It got four stars out of four.

‘Two Faces of January’ recalls ‘Talented Mr. Ripley’

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A three-star (out of four) review of the sleek thriller “The Two Faces of January,” based on a Patricia Highsmith novel, starring Viggo Mortensen and Kirsten Dunst.

‘Pride’: In 1980s UK, an unusual alliance for justice

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A 3.5-star (out of four) review of “Pride,” a fictionalized account of an alliance between gay activists and striking miners in 1980s England and Wales.

‘Automata’: Evolving robots bring life to sci-fi thriller

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Automata”: Antonio Banderas stars as an investigator in 2044 who discovers that robots are developing themselves beyond human control. Gabe Ibáñez’s flawed but haunting sci-fi drama got three stars out of four.

October brings film festivals galore

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
It’s film-festival time with the Seattle Polish Film Festival; the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival; the Tacoma Film Festival, with special guest Leonard Maltin at several events; and the Gig Harbor Film Festival.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
Places to see discounted movies in the Seattle area during the week of Oct. 10.

Golf coach sentenced to 27 years for abusing boys

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:16
HAYWARD, Calif. (AP) — A popular northern California golf teacher convicted of molesting his students and plotting to kill them from jail was sentenced Thursday to 27 years in state prison.

Obama wants an election about the economy, not him

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:15

President Barack Obama listens to a question during a town hall event at Cross Campus, a collaborative space that brings together freelancers, creative professionals, entrepreneurs and startup teams, on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Santa Monica, Calif. Obama is traveling in Los Angeles for an overnight trip during which he will discuss the nation's economy and designate a swath of Southern California mountains as a national monument. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — President Barack Obama is all in with his economic pitch. The American public is not. Over the next 27 days, either the public or the president is going to get the message.


Gay couples in Las Vegas begin getting marriage licenses, weddings could come soon

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 08:13
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gay couples in Las Vegas begin getting marriage licenses, weddings could come soon.