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U.S. not considering a travel ban amid Ebola outbreak: White House

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:15
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Obama administration is not considering a ban on travelers from countries most affected by the deadly Ebola virus outbreak, the White House said on Monday. "A travel ban is not something that we're currently considering," White House spokesman Josh Earnest told reporters at a daily briefing. "We feel good about the measures that are already in place," he said. (Reporting by Steve Holland and Susan Heavey; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

Obituary: Yuri Lyubimov - Russian theatre star

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:12
Yuri Lyubimov – Russia loses a creative giant of theatre
Categories: BBC World News

U.S. wealthy give less income to charity, mid-earners give more: report

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:11
By Laila Kearney (Reuters) - Wealthy Americans contributed less of their incomes to charity while low and middle-income residents gave more in the years surrounding the Great Recession, according to a newly released report by The Chronicle of Philanthropy. U.S. residents earning an annual $200,000 or more reduced the amount of income they gave to charity by 4.6 percent between 2006 and 2012, while those who earned less than $100,000 a year increased charitable spending by 4.5 percent of their pay over the same time period, said the report, issued on Sunday. ...

Virgin Galactic partners with Ted Turner lodge

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:11
TRUTH OR CONSEQUENCES, N.M. (AP) — Virgin Galactic is expanding lodging and entertainment options in New Mexico for its roster of passengers who hope to one day take flight into space.

Teen driver in fiery California crash that killed five lacked license

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:07
(Reuters) - A 16-year-old boy behind the wheel in a fiery Los Angeles-area car crash that killed five teenage passengers over the weekend did not have a driver's license, the California Highway Patrol said on Monday. Bradley Morales, who survived the crash, was driving a BMW on a highway in Irvine early on Saturday when the car hit a guard rail, dipped into an embankment and erupted in flames, California Highway Patrol spokeswoman Denise Quesada said. Five teens were found charred inside the vehicle, she said. ...

Methodist clergy escape sanctions over gay wedding

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:07
Dozens of United Methodist ministers who blessed a same-sex wedding in Philadelphia will face no discipline for breaking church law, but acknowledge they could be punished if they do it again, according to a settlement announced by the denomination.

'Big risks' in German arms spending

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:06
Spending on nine of Germany's biggest defence projects is severely criticised by an independent report that cites 140 problems and risks.
Categories: BBC World News

French PM attacks UK 'caricature'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:05
French Prime Minister Manuel Valls meets David Cameron in Downing Street, before addressing financiers in the City of London.
Categories: BBC World News

Monday morning links: Pac-12 men's basketball teams open practice

WA Huskies - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:01
A few links to get your week started.
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Twin Peaks to return with new series

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:00
Cult 1990s TV series Twin Peaks is to return with a third series in 2016, 25 years after the end of the second series, creator David Lynch confirms.
Categories: BBC World News

US Journalist Believes He Got Ebola While Cleaning Infected Car

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 01:00
The American journalist with Ebola who arrived at a Nebraska hospital today said that his son believes that he may have gotten infected when he got splashed while spray-washing a vehicle where someone had died from the disease.

'Better Call Saul': Junior Brown Performs Music Video (Watch)

Yahoo! Music News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:59

Bob Odenkirk in 'Better Call Saul' -- AMCIf you've ever tossed and turned at night wishing someone would make a music video about "Breaking Bad's" Saul Goodman, you are in so much luck right now!

Categories: Yahoo! Music News

5 things to know about Pentagon giveaway program

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:58

Kim Clark, senior investigator for the Wyoming Livestock Board, shows off his Colt .45 semi-automatic pistol on Oct. 2, 2014 in Cokeville, Wyo. Clark's law enforcement unit which investigates cattle thefts and other industry related crimes were given seven .45-caliber handguns from a military surplus program roughly three years ago. (AP Photo/George Frey)Police departments and sheriff's offices aren't the only law-enforcement agencies arming themselves with free military-grade weapons from a controversial Defense Department program. Here are five things to know about the 1033 Program, which also has supplied weapons and other surplus military equipment to a diverse array of state and local agencies with limited policing powers:

Setback for Hungary over big EU job

BBC World News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:57
The European Parliament rejects Hungary's EU commissioner-designate as unsuitable for the education and culture post.
Categories: BBC World News

Claims for compensation from GM for faulty switch rise 30 percent

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:55

A recalled Chevy Cobalt ignition switch is seen at Raymond Chevrolet in AntiochBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of claims of injury and death linked to a faulty ignition switch in General Motors Co cars rose 30 percent last week to 1,130, according to a report on Monday from the lawyer overseeing a program set up to compensate accident victims. Since Aug. 1, claims related to 24 deaths and 16 injuries have been deemed eligible for compensation by the program, which is being overseen by lawyer Kenneth Feinberg. The number of eligible deaths is up one from last week. Claims for less serious injuries led the rise in claims, reaching 886 from 644. ...

Masked man sought in connection with 3 bank robberies

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:51

Masked man sought in connection with 3 bank robberiesAuthorities are asking for the public's help in their hunt for an armed robbery suspect who held up a bank in Bucks County.

PHOTOS: Masked man robs bank in Chalfont, Pa.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:50

 Masked man robs bank in Chalfont, Pa.Police in Bucks County have released images of a man they say robbed a bank in Chalfont, and may be connected to at least two other robberies.

Comey: Chinese hackers like a 'drunk burglar'

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
FBI Director James Comey compared Chinese hackers to a "drunk burglar" who steals with reckless abandon, even as they cost the U.S. economy billions of dollars every year.

101st Airborne soldiers heading to Liberia

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 00:49
The commander of the Army's 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, says a handful of his soldiers are already in Liberia, and more head there next week to build treatment centers and begin training medical personnel.