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S Lanka landslide: '100 feared dead'

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:27
About 100 people are feared dead after a landslide buries dozens of homes in central Sri Lanka, the government says.
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U.S. nurse fights Maine quarantine over Ebola fears

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:24

The home of Theodore Wilbur, boyfriend of Kaci Hickox, the nurse who was released from New Jersey's mandatory quarantine for certain travelers from Ebola-stricken West Africa, is seen in Fort KentWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Kaci Hickox, a U.S. nurse who has tested negative for Ebola after returning from West Africa, on Wednesday said she would challenge Maine's restrictions and did not plan to follow guidelines to quarantine herself until Nov. 10. "If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom," she said in an interview on NBC's "Today" program. ...


Russian deliver space station cargo after US flop

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:23
ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) — The company behind the dramatic launch explosion of a space station supply mission promises to find the cause of the failure and is warning residents to avoid any potentially hazardous wreckage.

Female police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:19

Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network.


Seahawks stand pat at trade deadline

Seattle Seahawks - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:17
Only two deals were made throughout the league, perpetuating the idea that the NFL trade deadline is one of the most overrated days in sports.
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Death for Bangladesh Islamist leader

BBC World News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:17
The head of Bangladesh's largest Islamist party is sentenced to death for war crimes committed during the independence war against Pakistan.
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Blue Jays claim Justin Smoak off waivers from Mariners

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:16
First baseman Justin Smoak, the key to the 2009 trade that sent Cliff Lee to Texas, was claimed off waivers Tuesday by the Toronto Blue Jays. Smoak hit .202 with seven home runs in 80 games last season.
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NFL-backed study: $255M boost to UK from franchise

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

In this handout image made available by NFL UK, the teams run onto the field before the NFL football game between Detroit Lions and Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium, London, Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Nicky Hayes, NFL UK)LONDON (AP) — An NFL franchise in London could generate more than $250 million a year for Britain, according to a study released Wednesday.


Female police officer among 40 arrested in Camden Co. drug bust

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:14

Police officer among 40 arrested in Camden drug bustAuthorities say a Camden County police officer is among 40 people charged in connection with a drug trafficking network.


New York woman beheaded by man who then jumped in front of train: report

Yahoo! National News - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:13
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A man in his 30s beheaded a woman in her 60s on New York's Long Island and then jumped in front of a moving commuter train in an apparent murder-suicide, media reported on Wednesday. The body of a woman who was "the victim of an apparent homicide" was found in Farmingdale at about 7:55 p.m. local time on Tuesday, Nassau County Police Officer Steve Zacchia told Reuters on Wednesday. About 25 minutes later, Metropolitan Transit Authority Police reported that the body of a man who had been struck by a Long Island Rail Road train was found about 1,000 feet away, Zacchia said. ...

First Draft: Poll Shows Democrats Slipping Among Young Voters

New York Times Headlines - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 22:12
A new poll shows Democratic weakness among a core constituency.

Thousands are at cemetery for burial of Cardinals’ Oscar Taveras

Seattle Mariners - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 16:31
St. Louis Cardinals officials and players were among thousands of people who crowded into a cemetery in the Dominican Republic for the burial of former major-league outfielder Oscar Taveras, 22.
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