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China eases monopoly on credit cards

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:47
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will ease restrictions on credit cards in a move that might give Visa, Mastercard and other foreign competitors greater access to the Chinese market.

Kansas City forces Game 7 with 10-0 rout

Seattle Mariners - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:43
Royals get to Jake Peavy early, take 7-0 lead after two innings to tie Series before raucous home crowd.
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Police: Driver strikes SUV, brings down telephone pole, then flees

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:38

 Driver strikes SUV, brings down telephone pole, then fleesPolice are looking for the driver who they say left the scene of an accident and also caused a trail of property damage along the way.


Haiti hopes to woo back tourists with resorts

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:31

In this Oct. 24, 2014 photo, Marie-Ange Baltisima, left, a coffee vendor and mother of four girls in the fishing village of Cotes-de-Fer in southern Haiti, stands in front of a freshly-painted house where she and her neighbors hosted the country’s tourism minister during a recent Cabinet retreat in the area. Haitian President Michel Martelly’s government is pursuing plans for Haiti’s biggest tourism development ever in the poor coastal area and officials are trying to line up investors to help spur an economic revival. As the country enjoys a period of relative tranquility after years of turmoil, Haitian officials say they see ambitious tourism projects as key to economic development. (AP Photo/David McFadden)COTES-DE-FER, Haiti (AP) — Off this sleepy southern Haitian village, fishermen in weathered wooden boats slowly move across azure waters. Miles of picture-perfect sandy beaches slope gently, fringed by grasses and framed by mountains.


Pentagon is learning how to treat Ebola in troops -- just in case

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:24

One goal is to reassure family members about loved ones' deployments.

       

Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell on Lynch carries, the uptempo offense, and more

Seattle Seahawks - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:16
Seahawks offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell met the media today and talked a little about the uptempo offense that worked well in Carolina, Marshawn Lynch's carries, and more:
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2 critical after car slams into tractor-trailer in Delaware

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:11

2 critical after car slams into tractor-trailer in DelawareA man and a woman are hospitalized in critical condition after their vehicle crashed into a tractor-trailer in Stanton, Delaware.


Secularist Win Is Confirmed in Tunisia

New York Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05
The results were a blow for the Islamists who swept to power in the 2011 elections after the revolution that overthrew the government of President Zine el-Abdine Ben Ali.

Asia stocks meander after Fed ends stimulus

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. Major stock indexes traded in a tight range in the early going as investors wait for word from the Federal Reserve and mull over a mixed batch of earnings results. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)HONG KONG (AP) — Asian stock markets meandered Thursday while the dollar strengthened against other currencies after the Federal Reserve said it will end its stimulus program, as many had expected.


Michael Jordan: Obama is a 'hack' golfer

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:04

A basketball legend hammers President Obama's golf game.

       

The San Francisco Giants: 2014 World Series Champs -- So what's next?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:03
So the worst about today? It means there is no baseball till April 7. The 2014 season comes to end with the wild card teams battling for seven games in the World Series. The Giants, led by Madison Bumgarner (Beast), Pablo Sandoval (Panda) and Hunter Pence (giraffe on meth) outlasted the Royals in se

5 things you need to know Thursday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:03

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

For-profit colleges face 'gainful employment' rule

Yahoo! National News - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:03
WASHINGTON (AP) — For-profit colleges that don't produce graduates capable of paying off their student loans could soon face the wrath of the federal government.

NYC hatchet attack called terrorism, but why?

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
The FBI, which normally takes the lead on terrorism investigations, has offered no similar assessment to the New York Police Department’s view that hatchet-attacker Zale Thompson should be viewed as a terrorist.

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Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
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U.S. Attorney's Office appoints Election Day watchdog

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
Acting U.S. Attorney Annette L. Hayes has appointed a long-time federal prosecutor to oversee and investigate complaints of Election Day fraud.

Health-care-overhaul doubts ease for insurers

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
The nation’s biggest health insurers entered last fall cautious about a major coverage expansion initiated by the health-care overhaul. But a year later, these challenges are starting to appear manageable, and investors see much less uncertainty ahead.

Gunfire reported in South Seattle

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
UPDATE, 4:22 p.m. | A house was damaged in a shooting in Seattle's Beacon Hill  neighborhood, police said.

NYT probes lobbying ties of AG Bob Ferguson and former AG Rob McKenna

Seattle Times Headlines - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:01
Update: In an interview, Ferguson says the NYT piece contained critical omissions. In particular, Ferguson said it failed to mention that he was one of the attorneys general who did file a lawsuit against 5-Hour Energy. He said the NYT also failed to mention he'd returned the campaign contribution r