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Ex-wife of Glock founder sues him over millions

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:50
ATLANTA (AP) — After working decades to build a wildly successful firearms company, Gaston Glock conspired with associates to push out his ex-wife and business partner of almost 50 years and steal millions of dollars she was entitled to, according to a lawsuit filed Thursday in federal court in Atlanta.

Divorce trial of Continental CEO ends, with billions at stake

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:46

CEO of Continental Resources Hamm enters the courthouse for divorce proceedings in Oklahoma City(Reuters) - Thursday marked the end of the epic nine-week divorce trial of Oklahoma’s richest man, oil magnate and Continental Resources Chief Executive Harold Hamm. With billions of dollars of company wealth at stake, the unusually secretive trial could end with the largest divorce judgment in history.   During the proceedings, lawyers for Harold Hamm and his wife of 26 years, Sue Ann Hamm, presented starkly different views of how much wealth should be divided by the court. The money is mostly tied up in a 68 percent stake in Continental, whose shares are in Harold's name. ...

US military planes arrive at epicenter of Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:43

US military planes arrive at epicenter of EbolaSix U.S. military planes arrived in the Ebola hot zone Thursday with more Marines, as West Africa's leaders pleaded for the world's help in dealing with "a tragedy unforeseen in modern times."

Braley tries to curb opponent's appeal to women

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:39

FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, U.S. Rep. Bruce Braley talks to fairgoers at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. With just weeks left in a tight Senate race that he started with an advantage, the four-term Democratic congressman is bringing in high-profile surrogates, including first lady Michelle Obama, and pressing to raise concerns among women about his GOP opponent, Joni Ernst. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — With just weeks left in a tight Senate race that he started with an advantage, Democrat Bruce Braley is pressing to raise concerns among women voters about his Republican opponent, Joni Ernst, and take some of the sheen off the farm-raised, military veteran who rose from relative obscurity to GOP stardom during the campaign.

Europe, others weigh risks of West African flights

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:38

A Moroccan health worker uses a thermometer to screen a passenger at the arrivals hall of the Mohammed V airport in Casablanca, Thursday, Oct 9, 2014. Air Maroc, along with Air France and Brussels Airlines, are still flying to Ebola-hit West Africa, with the backing of the World Health Organization. The WHO has urged the airlines to keep flying, saying the risk to public health from air travel itself is low and that flights bring needed aid workers and supplies. Airlines have to balance that against safety concerns which have led British Airways and Emirates to suspend service. (AP Photo/Abdeljalil Bounhar)CASABLANCA, Morocco (AP) — After seven months in Ebola-stricken Liberia, Vijay Kumar was getting his temperature scanned Thursday at the airport by medical crews in blue gowns and masks — one of dozens who relied on Royal Air Maroc's continuing flights to West Africa.

Mexico 'drug lord' Carrillo arrested

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:37
The alleged leader of Mexico's powerful Juarez drug cartel, Vicente Carrillo Fuentes, has been arrested, officials say.
Categories: BBC World News

911 calls released from Kentucky school shooting

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:35
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Two women whose children called them when a student was shot inside a Louisville high school described hearing chaos in the background.

UK announces Ebola screening plans

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:31
Arrivals to the UK from areas hit by Ebola face "enhanced screening" as officials investigate if the death of a British man in Macedonia is connected to the virus.
Categories: BBC World News

UN member states owe world body about $3.5 billion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:27
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — U.N. member states owe the world body about $3.5 billion for its regular operating budget and far-flung peacekeeping operations, the U.N. management chief said Thursday.

New charges filed against Russian in hacking case

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:27
SEATTLE (AP) — Calling him "a leader in the marketplace for stolen credit card numbers," federal prosecutors added 11 new charges against a Russian man they say hacked into U.S. businesses to steal information that he allegedly sold on Internet "carding" sites.

Help wanted: Obama gets a job offer in California

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:24

President Barack Obama speaks while looking at a monitor showing images of First Lady Michelle Obama during a town hall-style meeting held at Cross Campus, a hub for startup companies and entrepreneurs, 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/Jae C. Hong)SANTA MONICA, Calif. (AP) — He's still got two years left on his current contract, but President Barack Obama is already fantasizing about the day he can go to work in sweatpants.

Sounders prepare for 40th anniversary celebration

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:16
Thursday morning's Sounders training session at Starfire Sports Complex had a reunion feel to it, with former stars ringing the practice pitch ahead of the club's 40th anniversary celebration tomorrow during the match against Vancouver.

Venezuela 'must pay Exxon $1.6bn'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:15
Venezuela must pay oil giant Exxon Mobil $1.6bn (£1bn) in compensation for assets expropriated in 2007, says a World Bank panel.
Categories: BBC World News

Police: Man fires assault rifle at Chicago train

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:13

Members of the Chicago Police Department's SWAT team exit a Chicago subway station where police say a gunman standing on a subway platform opened fire on a commuter train, Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014, in Chicago. The shooting occurred at the LaSalle Street Blue Line station in the city's financial district. Chicago Police spokesman Martin Maloney says officers arrested a suspect a short distance away after the shooting and recovered a weapon. No injuries were reported. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green)CHICAGO (AP) — A man used an assault rifle to fire at a Chicago subway train as it pulled into a business district station, Chicago Police Superintendent Gerry McCarthy said Thursday.

Christie: High school hazing allegations 'a nightmare'

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:06

 High school hazing allegations 'a nightmare'Gov. Chris Christie has expressed outrage at allegations of hazing and intimidation surrounding a central New Jersey high school's football team.

New at the pot shop: Milder marijuana for novices

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:05
Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with a raft of edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they won't regret taking.

England patience pleases Hodgson

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:05
Coach Roy Hodgson was impressed by England's patient approach in the 5-0 Euro 2016 qualifying win over San Marino.
Categories: BBC World News

Why are killer bees so dangerous?

BBC World News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:02
What happens when thousands of killer bees attack?
Categories: BBC World News

Training changes as US troops head to West Africa

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 07:02

CORRECTS TRANS REFERENCE NUMBER AND OUTS - Sgt. Joel Miick, left, and Spc. Michael Potts don gas masks while training with the rest of the 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood on how to put on protective clothing and gloves on Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014. The brigade is set to deploy to Liberia as part of Operation United Assistance where they will be building temporary medical facilities in helping the country fight the Ebola virus outbreak. The 450 soldiers from the brigade will be among the first to be deployed from Fort Hood to Liberia. (AP Photo/San Antonio Express-News, Kin Man Hui)FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) — Forgoing combat rifles and body armor, U.S. troops preparing to fight Ebola in Liberia were instead stepping gingerly Thursday into white germ-proof suits and pulling on thick, blue rubber gloves and gas masks.