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Parachutist rescued from Missouri television tower

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:41

In this Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 photo, a small crowd of onlookers watch a parachutist dangling from one of the guy wires of a broadcast tower in south St. Louis County, Mo. Firefighters rescued the parachutist who became stuck about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours. (AP Photo/St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Laurie Skrivan)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Firefighters have rescued a parachutist who became stuck on the wires of a broadcast tower about 125 feet off of the ground and dangled for about two hours.


Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:37

 "Debt."(AP Photo/Toru Takahashi)TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.


Kenyan Jeptoo fails doping test

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:36
Marathon runner Rita Jeptoo becomes the latest athlete from Kenya to fail a doping test, the country's athletics body confirm.
Categories: BBC World News

Medicare paid for meds after patients were dead

Yahoo! National News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:35

FILE - In this Sept. 18, 2014 file photo, Medicaid Administrator Marilyn Tavenner testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. A government watchdog agency says Medicare’s prescription drug program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead. The problem seems to have started with a bureaucratic rule now getting a second look. A report coming out Friday from the Health and Human Services inspector general says Medicare has been allowing payment for prescriptions filled up to 32 days after a patient’s death. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Call it drugs for the departed: A quirky bureaucratic rule led Medicare's prescription drug program to pay for costly medications even after the patients were dead.


Warmest UK Halloween on record

BBC World News - Sat, 11/01/2014 - 01:28
This year's Halloween is the warmest on record in the UK, with temperatures reaching as high as 23.5C, breaking the previous record of 20C.
Categories: BBC World News