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Thomas M. Menino, Mayor Who Led Boston’s Renaissance, Is Dead at 71

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:41
Mr. Menino was Boston’s longest-serving mayor, and helped transform it from a gritty parochial town to an economic and cultural hub of New England.






Fire damages home in Strawberry Mansion

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:41

Fire damages home in Strawberry MansionFirefighters battled a house fire in the Strawberry Mansion section of Philadelphia.


Why Polls Tend to Undercount Democrats

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:39
Pollsters, for a variety of reasons, are more successful at reaching Republican-leaning voters.






Israel Blocks Access to Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:39
The authorities closed off all access to a holy site in the Old City on Thursday, a step that a Palestinian spokesman called “a declaration of war.”






Data-Driven Campaigns Still Need a Message

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:38
Campaigns cannot produce enough messages to keep up with the surgical targeting that the data now allow.

Art of Aging: Senior Companion Program

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:38

 Senior Companion ProgramIn today's Art of Aging, Lisa Thomas-Laury tells us about a free program that helps people connect.


Celtic's Tonev hit with racism ban

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:34
Celtic winger Aleksandar Tonev is banned for seven matches for "using abusive language of a racist nature".
Categories: BBC World News

Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:34
McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program.

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:27

Nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike rideA nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers who treated Ebola patients followed through on her promise Thursday, leaving her home for a bike ride.


Spain OKs 'Google Tax' demanded by news publishers

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:27
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament has approved new intellectual property laws that allow news publishers to charge aggregators each time they display news content in search results.

Man shot with assault rifle in North Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:25

Man shot with assault rifle in North PhiladelphiaPolice say a 53-year-old man was shot twice in the leg with an assault rifle in North Philadelphia early Thursday morning.


Prosecutor: Grand jury tweet in Brown case hacked

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:24
ST. LOUIS (AP) — A tweet earlier this month suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman's Twitter account, St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch said Thursday.

Burkina Faso parliament set ablaze

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:24
Protesters angry at plans to allow Burkina Faso's President Blaise Compaore to extend his 27-year-rule set fire to parliament in the capital.
Categories: BBC World News

Apple chief: 'I'm proud to be gay'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:24
Apple chief executive Tim Cook has publicly acknowledged his sexuality, saying he wants to try to help people struggling with their identity.
Categories: BBC World News

2 dead, 4 injured afer small plane crashes at Wichita airport

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:17

2 dead, 4 injured after small plane crashes at Wichita airportAt least two people are dead after a small plane crashed at Wichita's Mid-Continent Airport, fire officials say.


Chicago high school evacuated, nine taken to hospital

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:11
CHICAGO (Reuters) - A Chicago high school was evacuated on Wednesday due to a suspicious odor that was investigated as a possible natural gas leak and nine students were taken to local hospitals as a precautionary measure, all in good condition, police said. Police said preliminary information was that there may have been a natural gas leak, but it was later ruled out. Harper High School in the West Englewood neighborhood on the South Side was evacuated shortly after 10 a.m., said Jose Estrada in the Chicago Police Department news affairs office. ...

Fire chief: At least 2 dead inside Kansas airport building where small plane crashed

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:10
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Fire chief: At least 2 dead inside Kansas airport building where small plane crashed.

Tim Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:09
Apple CEO Tim Cook says he's proud to be gay.

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:08
Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71.

Viral video documents New York street harassment

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 00:08
A video recording the comments a woman hears as she walks around the nation's biggest city is a testament to the pervasiveness of street harassment women face, its creators said.