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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:54

Nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend Ted Wilbur address the media during an informal meeting with the news media outside their home in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and took a bike ride. The order from Charles LaVerdiere, chief judge of the Maine District Court, instructs nurse Kaci Hickox to submit to "direct active monitoring," and "not to be present in public places" like shopping centers, movie theaters or workplaces except to receive necessary healthcare. ...


China makes 'biggest cash haul'

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:53
Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.
Categories: BBC World News

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:50

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, a model dressing as Japanese character Hello Kitty performs during a carnival at Sanrio Puroland, a theme park featuring Hello Kitty in Tokyo. When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. Come Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of “cute-cool.” That is, Hello Kitty. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)TOKYO (AP) — When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.


Harris loses conviction appeal bid

BBC World News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:38
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
Categories: BBC World News

Investigation: Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:33

 Left-side mirrors a deadly flaw on SEPTA buses?Could a mirror that's on every single SEPTA bus be to blame for dozens of serious knockdown accidents? That's what SEPTA bus drivers are warning in the wake of a deadly crash last month.


Image of Asia: Watching the iPhone line in Seoul

Yahoo! National News - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:31

A mobile phone shop clerk dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. Apple Inc. began selling the iPhone 6 in South Korea on Friday. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)In this photo by Ahn Young-joon, a phone store worker dressed as Santa Claus keeps customers in line as they wait to buy Apple's iPhone 6, in Seoul, South Korea. The device went on sale Friday in South Korea, one of the world's most wired societies, with 85 percent of its 50 million people online and 40 million smartphones. South Korea is also home to the world's top-selling smartphone maker Samsung, which is seeing more competition by cheaper local brands in China and India and by Apple in developed nations.


Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Surge of Protests

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:25
The proposal had been seen as a move by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to choke off one of the last sources of information not controlled by him and his allies.






Hungary Drops Internet Tax Plan After Surge of Protests

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:25
The proposal had been seen as a move by Prime Minister Viktor Orban to choke off one of the last sources of information not controlled by him and his allies.






City Room: New York Today: Favorite New Haunt

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 22:05
Friday: Ghost tourism in Brooklyn, a cloudy day, and a beloved bar’s last call.






Three People Shot, One Fatally, Outside Queens Nightclub

New York Times Headlines - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 21:36
The shooting occurred early Friday morning outside Club Hive in Elmhurst; detectives could not immediately provide a motive.

San Francisco to mark World Series win with parade

Seattle Mariners - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 18:46
Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses for the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.
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