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The SUV goes from All-American to global star

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:31
Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around.

Afghan president seeks Chinese investment

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:28

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai, right, walks with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping after inspecting a guard of honor during a welcome ceremony outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — Afghanistan's new president began a visit to Beijing on Tuesday seeking Chinese help in rebuilding his country and promoting regional stability.


China wants better legal system under party rule

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:23
BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party has introduced guidelines aimed at improving the country's legal system but said it will also strengthen the party's leadership position through the use of law, according to a party document released Tuesday.

Ga. hospital: Nurse who had Ebola to be released

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:18

FILE - This Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Vinson, a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola, will attend a news conference, Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, to discuss her discharge from the hospital after tests showed she's virus-free. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson, File)ATLANTA (AP) — An Emory University Hospital spokeswoman says a Dallas nurse who was being treated for Ebola will be released Tuesday.


Expanding Mexico City running out of cemeteries

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:16
Edgardo Galvan watched as two gravediggers shoveled muddy soil from his father's grave until they reached a set of bones mixed with wood chips, the remnants of the coffin he was buried in seven years earlier.

Indiana State House candidate charged with stalking

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:14

A candidate also charges with forgery, perjury and resisting arrest.

       

Bahrain opposition group suspended

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:12
A court in Bahrain imposes a three-month suspension on al-Wefaq, the country's main opposition group, a month before parliamentary elections are due.
Categories: BBC World News

Japan, North Korea start talks on abductions

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:12

Abduction issue has long been major obstacle in ties between the two nations.

       

Takata sued over faulty airbags

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:07
Japan's Takata is being sued in the US following the recall of millions of cars over concerns its airbags are potentially dangerous.
Categories: BBC World News

Bits Blog: Apple Pay Already a Huge Hit, Cook Says

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:05
Timothy D. Cook, Apple’s chief executive, said that one million credit cards had been activated on Apple Pay in the first three days that the mobile payment system was live.

Nolan's Interstellar 'a flawed epic'

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:04
Christopher Nolan's new film Interstellar receives measured acclaim from critics, who praise its ambitious scale but are less convinced by the story.
Categories: BBC World News

Missouri prepares for 9th execution of 2014

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:03

The state is preparing to execute a man who wasn't able to appeal his conviction because his attorneys missed a filing deadline to do so.

       

Amber Joy Vinson, Dallas Nurse Treated for Ebola, to Be Released From Hospital

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:01
The nurse was one of two caregivers at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas who treated a Liberian man with the virus and contracted the disease.

After Deadline Blog: Phrases We Love Too Much

New York Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:01
I try to avoid simply harping on my own pet peeves when citing phrases as overused or tired. But I can’t deny that I find this expression particularly irksome: “channeling one’s inner something-or-other.”

After weeks of watching, Hawaii lava nears home

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:01
Hawaii officials will make arrangements for those living in the path of a lava flow to watch the destruction of their homes.

US advises against Ebola isolation

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:00
US officials will actively monitor health workers who treat Ebola patients in West Africa after they return, but will not enforce quarantine.
Categories: BBC World News

Former Seattle board member offers controversial school fixes

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 20:00
Relatively rare are the moments when education reformers and die-hard public school staff find any common ground.

Police raid suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:50

Authorities rescue dogs from suspected fighting ring in South PhiladelphiaNearly 2 dozen dogs, including at least 8 puppies, have been removed from a home after police raided a suspected dog fighting operation in South Philadelphia.


Pope says evolution, Big Bang are real

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:47

Pope Francis says God 'is not a magician' and that evolution is not inconsistent with Creation.

       

Activists mark month of HK protests

BBC World News - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 19:45
Hong Kong activists are marking one month of protests with a rally at the main camp outside government headquarters.
Categories: BBC World News