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Pac-12 announces major reforms, including four-year guaranteed scholarships in all sports

WA Huskies - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:16
Scholarships for athletes in all Pac-12 Conference sports will be guaranteed for four years under major reforms announced Monday.
Categories: Sports Center

Sheriff: School shooter invited victims to lunch

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:15

 School shooter invited victims to lunchA popular student responsible for a shooting at a Washington state high school on Friday invited his victims to lunch by text message, then shot them at their table, investigators said Monday.


Police shut down 12,000-light Halloween home

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:15

It's no treat for a Southern California Halloween lover after police shut down his gigantic music-and-light show.

       

Restrictions imposed by U.S. states in response to Ebola

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:15
(Reuters) - The U.S. Army and several U.S. states have implemented restrictions on individuals returning from the three Ebola-hit West African countries of Liberia, Sierra and Guinea that go beyond the recommendations of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Health experts say mandatory quarantines are unnecessary for those not showing symptoms. U.S. ARMY - Soldiers returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa are being isolated, though they showed no symptoms of infection and were not believed to have been exposed to the virus. ...

Obama pledges support for Ebola aid workers

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:14

White House says aid workers in West Africa have "a critically important role" in Ebola response

       

Seattle police say grandfather shot daughter, teen

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:14

10-year-old boy inside home reports deaths.

       

Art Review: The Picasso Museum Reopens in Paris

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:12
The Picasso Museum in Paris has reopened at more than twice its previous size, but the vast collection is arranged in a choppy, idiosyncratic way.






Wish to Do More in Ebola Fight Meets Reality in Liberia

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:12
Health workers in Liberia and elsewhere in West Africa are finding they have to ration care, operating under constraints they often find frustrating.

Newly re-elected Brazil leader faces house divided

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:12

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff celebrates her victory at a hotel in Brasilia, Brazil, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. Official results showed Sunday that President Rousseff defeated opposition candidate Aecio Neves of the Brazilian Social Democracy Party, and was re-elected Brazil's president. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazil's re-elected leader Dilma Rousseff on Monday faced a house divided after a bitterly fought election that culminated in the narrowest presidential win since the nation's return to democracy three decades ago.


Seeking Unity, U.S. Revises Ebola Rules

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:11
The federal government announced guidelines that stopped short of tough measures in New York and New Jersey and were carefully devised, officials said, not to harm the effort to recruit badly needed medical workers to West Africa.






Two Governors’ Shifts on Ebola Are Criticized as Politics, Not Science

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:09
Shifting stances from Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo of New York and Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey over their Ebola quarantine policy left both allies and critics scratching their heads.

CDC says returning Ebola medical workers should not be quarantined

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:07

A mask-wearing man walks past an apartment building where a child was taken the the hospital to be tested for Ebola in the Bronx borough of New YorkBy Ellen Wulfhorst and David Morgan NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Federal health officials on Monday revamped guidelines for doctors and nurses returning home to the United States from treating Ebola patients in West Africa, stopping well short of controversial mandatory quarantines being imposed by some U.S. states. Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. ...


Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos game

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:07

Colorado man disappears during Denver Broncos gameRelatives of a Broncos fan who went missing during last week's game are wondering how a man with no known health or personal problems could seem to vanish without a trace.


US sceptical about Afghan war - poll

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 09:07
More than a decade on, fewer than half of US respondents say intervention in Afghanistan was worthwhile, a BBC poll finds.
Categories: BBC World News

Texas prosecutor: Indiana suspect history unknown

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:57

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas prosecutors may not have offered a suspected serial killer such a lenient prison sentence in a 2009 sexual assault case had they known about his conviction on a similar charge in Indiana five years earlier, a district attorney's spokesman said Monday.


Peru Dirty War bodies returned

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:56
Relatives of 80 victims of Peru's Dirty War receive their exhumed bodies at a ceremony in the city of Ayacucho.
Categories: BBC World News

Arseniy Yatsenyuk and Petro Poroshenko Solidify Stances

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:55
The preliminary results solidified the authority of a government that, despite European backing, has been unable to suppress a pro-Russian separatist movement.

Knicks Dust Off Phil Jackson's Triangle Offense

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:48
As the N.B.A. season begins, the Knicks are reintroducing the triangle offense, but not even their players can explain exactly what it is.

Saudis jailed for judiciary tweets

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:44
A court in Saudi Arabia sentences three lawyers to up to eight years in jail for criticising the country's justice system on Twitter.
Categories: BBC World News

Flickering Lights, Strange Music and a Ghost at a Brooklyn Bar. Maybe.

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 08:41
Employees at the Sweetwater Restaurant and Bar in Brooklyn debate whether or not Anna Smith, a onetime neighborhood fixture who died in 2003, haunts her former property.