Listen Live Follow Us On:
For Email Marketing you can trust

 

News aggregator

Australia urged to send Ebola medics

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:57
Tony Abbott comes under more pressure for not sending health workers to Africa to help fight Ebola after the US offers to care for any who get sick.
Categories: BBC World News

DealBook: Investigation Causes Citigroup to Cut Profit

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:56
Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of “rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations.”






Apple’s Tim Cook Says That He Is ‘Proud to Be Gay’

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:53
Mr. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, is by far the most prominent executive of a public company to openly declare his homosexuality.

San Francisco to raise minimum wage to $11.05 per hour

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:49

An umbrella toting tourist visits the Golden Gate Bridge during a rainfall in San Francisco, California(Reuters) - San Francisco will raise the city's minimum wage to $11.05 per hour from the start of next year, up from $10.74 currently, the mayor's office said on Thursday. Dozens of U.S cities are looking to adopt so-called living wage ordinances, with similar efforts having been made recently in Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C. San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said the city was supporting low-wage earners and working families, but it needs to do more. Lee said he supports "a fair and responsible consensus measure" that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. ...


San Francisco to raise minimum wage to $11.05 per hour

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:49

An umbrella toting tourist visits the Golden Gate Bridge during a rainfall in San Francisco, California(Reuters) - San Francisco will raise the city's minimum wage to $11.05 per hour from the start of next year, up from $10.74 currently, the mayor's office said on Thursday. Dozens of U.S cities are looking to adopt so-called living wage ordinances, with similar efforts having been made recently in Los Angeles, Seattle and Washington, D.C. San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee said the city was supporting low-wage earners and working families, but it needs to do more. Lee said he supports "a fair and responsible consensus measure" that would increase the minimum wage to $15 per hour. ...


Wal-Mart to close 30 stores in Japan

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:48
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart, is closing 30 stores in Japan to improve profitability, the company says.
Categories: BBC World News

Ukraine and Russia Reach Accord on Natural Gas Deliveries

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:46
The agreement, under European Union auspices, ends a standoff over payments for gas Ukraine had already consumed, and terms for future deliveries.






Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:46

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, then-Congressional District 1 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Arizona, greets campaign supporter Tom Morello during an election night party in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Democratic party is trying hard to hang on to the seat held by Kirkpatrick and needs Navajo voters who lean Democrat to turn out in droves in what is one of the hardest-fought congressional races in the country. Kirkpatrick has learned to speak the Navajo language, regularly appears at the tribe's legislative sessions and has sponsored fairs and rodeos. Her Republican opponent, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, has been to the Navajo Nation several times, including speaking at a Navajo Code Talkers event at the tribal capital. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats.


10 Things to Know for Friday

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:45

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., right, joined by Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., speaks at a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2013, after the Democratic majority voted to weaken filibusters and make it harder for Republicans to block confirmation of the president's nominees for judges and other top posts. McConnell said Democrats are using a power play to distract voters from the president's troubled health care law. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:


From Governors, a Mix of Hard-Line Acts and Conciliation Over Ebola

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:43
In response to public anxiety, governors of both parties are struggling to define health policies on the virus.






U.S. nurses union to stage strikes over Ebola protections

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:38
By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - A California-based nurses union said Thursday it was organizing strikes and other protests against what it views as insufficient protection for nurses caring for patients stricken with the deadly Ebola virus. The nurses have demanded better protection when treating Ebola patients for weeks, ever since two nurses in Texas became infected with the virus while treating Thomas Duncan, a Liberian who fell ill and died while visiting Dallas. ...

Connecticut school lifts ban on girl barred over Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:28
(Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl banned from attending school in Connecticut over fears that she may be carrying the Ebola virus after a trip to Nigeria will be allowed back on Friday, according to a joint statement by the school district and the girl's father. A widely publicized lawsuit brought by the father, Stephen Opayemi, against Milford Public Schools demanding her readmission will be settled, according to the statement, without giving further details. "The student has had no contact with any Ebola patients and she does not have Ebola," the statement said. ...

Connecticut school lifts ban on girl barred over Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:28
(Reuters) - A 7-year-old girl banned from attending school in Connecticut over fears that she may be carrying the Ebola virus after a trip to Nigeria will be allowed back on Friday, according to a joint statement by the school district and the girl's father. A widely publicized lawsuit brought by the father, Stephen Opayemi, against Milford Public Schools demanding her readmission will be settled, according to the statement, without giving further details. "The student has had no contact with any Ebola patients and she does not have Ebola," the statement said. ...

New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:25
NEW YORK (AP) — Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time.

Marysville-Pilchuck coach on KJR

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:17
Marysville-Pilchuck coach Brandon Carson joined Ian Furness and Jason Puckett on The Furness Show on KJR 950 AM today. It's worth a listen, and you can find it here.

Football Manager projects Sounders as MLS Cup champs

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
Experts are split on the MLS Cup favorites as the playoffs kick off this week. Sports Illustrated is torn between the Sounders and Galaxy in the West, while two out of the three ESPNFC writers have tabbed Seattle has the team to beat.

In the mood for big-screen aliens, zombies and monsters?

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
Some events during the week of Oct. 31: Longtime editor Thelma Schoonmaker comes to the Seattle Art Museum for screenings of “Black Narcissus” and “Raging Bull”; the “Into the Black: Great Outer Space Films” series begins at SIFF Cinema Egyptian; and more.

‘Missionary’: Thriller gets into trouble after first kiss

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
A movie review of “Missionary”: Mitch Ryan is well-cast in the title role of this Southern Gothic thriller about a murderous religious fanatic who gets involved with a lonely single mother. Rating: two stars out of four.

Movie bargains

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
Here are some movie theaters offering discounted ticket prices during the week of Oct. 31.

2014 Sundance Film Festival shorts: 2 programs kick off

Seattle Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 08:16
Two programs of short films from the 2014 Sundance Film Festival — one program animated, the other live-action — are a mostly successful batch of high achievement. Rating: three stars out of four.