Compton among early leaders at Sea Island
Cassidy has many opponents in Louisiana Senate bid
South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign
By Harriet McLeod CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature. Harrell, a Republican who became speaker in 2005, pleaded
New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized
Tech firm fined for paying workers $1.21 per hour
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A Silicon Valley company is paying more than $43,000 in back wages and penalties after labor regulators found eight employees imported from India were being treated like they were in an overseas sweat shop while they
New mass grave evidence at Mladic trial
AMSTERDAM (AP) — U.N. judges have ruled prosecutors may present evidence from a recently discovered mass grave against former Bosnian Serb Gen. Ratko Mladic — a decision that will further delay a verdict at his war crimes trial.
Officials from Albania, Kosovo visit rival Serbia
BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Kosovos foreign minister traveled to Serbia on Thursday for the first time since Kosovo declared independence in 2008, describing the visit as a historic event.
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Bangladesh Islamist leader Azam dies
Ghulam Azam, the former leader of Bangladeshs largest Islamist party, dies from a heart attack a year after being found guilty of war crimes.
North America gears up for eclipse
Skywatchers in North America will be treated to the final eclipse of the year on Thursday.
VIDEO: Ebola: Scenes of horror in Liberia
There have now been more than 4,800 reported deaths from Ebola, with Liberia the worst affected country. Around 50 new cases are being reported every day in the capital Monrovia.
Police called to 'Balotelli car row'
Police investigate a claim that Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli threatened a woman who was taking pictures of his Ferrari.
Brazilian firms up bid for Chiquita
Brazils Cutrale and Safra groups up their bid for banana giant Chiquita after their initial offer was rejected earlier this month.
Knightley to make Broadway debut
British actress Keira Knightley is to make her Broadway debut next year in Therese Raquin, a stage version of Emile Zolas classic novel.
Royal officer held over ammunition
A Royal Protection officer is arrested after ammunition is found in personal lockers in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, the Metropolitan Police says.
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'Christie's got his head in the sand'
Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Thursday panned New Jersey Gov. Chris Christies comments that hes tired of the minimum wage debate.
Celebs who speak multiple languages
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg already owns a good chunk of the Internet, but on Wednesday he won it as well when he spoke Chinese to an audience at a Beijing university.
Photos: Missing Mexican students
Missing Mexican students
Heads line streets of ISIS capital
CNNs Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria. (Warning:Disturbing images)
Oscar de la Renta: Dressing the stars
Eleanor Roosevelt's sharp tongue
Dammed if you do, damned if you dont -- 12 inspirational quotes from the U.S. Presidents charismatic wife.
5 can't-miss Tanzania experiences
Tanzania is far more than just a spot to climb the worlds tallest freestanding mountain.
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Soldier from 'Black Hawk Down' battle dead at 52
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Viral campaign sends young KC fan battling cancer to World Series
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Guidance counselor claims Seeing Eye dog got her bounced from school
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‘My house is not for sale’: Indiana residents battle city’s home-seizure plan
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Green coffee bean extract study recalled: What it means for consumers
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WorldViews: State Department suggests Syrian regime soldier a hero in stray retweet
In the struggle to win hearts and minds from the Islamic State, much of the focus has been on the online battle: Extremists and their supporters have taken to mediums like Twitter and YouTube to spread their message, a relatively new and worrying tactic
As U.S. attacks Islamic State, Syria steps up assaults on moderate rebels
BEIRUT — Syrian government forces have dramatically intensified air and ground assaults on areas held by moderate rebels, attempting to deliver crippling blows as world attention shifts to airstrikes by a U.S.-led coalition against Islamic State militants in Iraq and
WorldViews: Map: The best places in the world to be a rich foreigner
This years iteration of HSBCs annual ranking of the best places to live as an expat, published Wednesday, ranked 34 countries on a host of indicators, such as salaries earned, the expats quality of life and an expat familys ability to raise
WorldViews: China says Kenny G’s visit with Hong Kong protesters was not a smooth move
China loves Kenny G. But the Chinese governments love affair with the gratingly ubiquitous smooth jazz saxophonist could be coming to an end. Kenny G is in Hong Kong, and according to his tweets, hes been hanging out with pro-democracy Hong
WorldViews: Why a photo of Xi Jinping holding an umbrella won China’s top photojournalism prize
On Wednesday, Chinese state media carried an announcement that a photograph of Xi Jinping had won Chinas top photojournalism prize, the National News Awards, dubbed Chinas Pulitzer by the expat Thats magazine. Read full article >>
Palestinian driver in East Jerusalem kills baby, wounds 8 in train station attack
JERUSALEM — A Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem drove his car into a crowded light-rail station Wednesday, killing a 3-month-old baby and wounding eight people, two of them seriously, according to Israeli police. Read full article >>
China bars AIDS activist from traveling despite talk of ending discrimination
BEIJING — A Chinese AIDS activist said Thursday that she has been forced to cancel a trip to attend a United Nations conference on discrimination against women after authorities seized her passport. On the face of it, the travel ban
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South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign
CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) - South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.
U.N. rights watchdog calls for open elections in Hong Kong
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Human Rights Committee called on China on Thursday to ensure universal suffrage in Hong Kong, stressing that included the right to stand for election as well as the right to vote.
Islamic State militants seize Iraq village, press assault on Yazidis
BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State wrested a Sunni Muslim village in western Iraq on Thursday from tribal defenders who put up weeks of fierce resistance, and the insurgents tightened a siege of the Yazidi minority on a mountain in the
Ukrainian PM warns Russia may try to disrupt Sunday's election
KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraines prime minister warned on Thursday of possible attempts by Russia to disrupt an election in Ukraine at the weekend, a vote being held against a background of Russian support for separatist rebels and an unresolved row
Six in quarantine in Connecticut as U.S. steps up Ebola checks
WEST HAVEN Conn. (Reuters) - Connecticut placed six West Africans who recently arrived in the United States under quarantine for possible Ebola exposure, a move that comes as the United States starts new restrictions on those coming from the countries
Fixing 'Ebolanomics' in pursuit of vaccines and drugs
LONDON (Reuters) - As researchers from Africa to China to America race to develop vaccines and treatments to fight Ebola, health experts are grappling with the economics of a disease that until this year had been off the drug industrys
U.S. factory activity growth slips in October: Markit
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. manufacturing sector slowed in October to its lowest rate of growth since July, while a gauge of new orders hit its lowest level since January, an industry report showed on Thursday.
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W.H. fence jumper charged with assault, making threats
The latest White House fence jumper remains in custody.       
Canada's new reality: Homegrown terrorism
The country faces the threat of radicalized citizens.       
Thigh bone reveals timing of human-Neanderthal sex
The complete genetic sequencing of a mans thigh bone narrows down when we took a dip in the Neanderthal gene pool.    
Dos and don'ts for watching today's eclipse
Your Take shares tips on photographing the solar eclipse.       
Vulnerable Dem senator: Obama is 'not relevant'
Sen. Mark Begich, D-Alaska, notes President Obama will be gone in two years.       
Malaysia seeks assistance in two plane disasters
Transportation minister asks DOT Secretary Foxx for help with missing, shot-down planes       
WHO says Ebola outbreak continues to spread in West Africa
Some experts worry that the outbreak seems poised to spill into neighboring countries.       
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Why Has This Nurse With Ebola Recovered So Quickly?
Amber Vinson’s tested negative for Ebola virus, just nine days after she was first diagnosed although most people are sick for weeks.
The Secret to Getting a Cheap Thanksgiving Flight
Holiday season is just around the corner.
Ebola in America: Who's Got It, Who's Under Watch
An update on the state of the virus in the U.S.
Demons Eat the Sun: Inside Ancient Solar Eclipse Myths
The moon will pass between the sun and the Earth at around 6 p.m. ET on Thursday, giving people in North America quite a show.
Camel Maker Snuffs Out Workplace Smoking
Camel cigarette maker Reynolds American Inc. is snuffing out smoking in its offices and buildings.
Dow Surges 200-Plus Points on Earnings Optimism
Benchmark index is back in positive territory for the year.
Thousands of Medical Records Swiped From N.J. Doctor
Jersey City police say someone broke into a storage locker of Dr. Nisar Quraishi and stole some 40,000 documents, including social security numbers.
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As Islamists Seek to Fill Ranks, More Western Women Answer Their Call
Analysts estimate that 10 percent of recruits from the West are women, often influenced by social media networks that offer advice, tips and logistical support for travel.
Canadian Police Say Ottawa Attack Was Work of Lone Gunman
In the hours after the shooting, the police had said there may have been two other attackers.
China Moves to Enact Rule of Law, With Caveats
An embrace of a more rules-based approach to settling legal disputes could have sweeping consequences, but the changes would do little to curtail the power of the Communist Party.
Scientists Consider Repurposing Robots for Ebola
A problem is that mobile robots now lack the human levels of dexterity required in medicine and health care.
Where Are the Most Ebola Cases Being Reported?
Questions and answers on the scale of the outbreak and the science of the Ebola virus.
Ebola Guidelines for Doctors’ Offices Are Called Vague and Vary by Region
Often local officials and medical associations are left to develop their own policies on how doctors’ offices, walk-in clinics and blood-testing centers should handle possible Ebola cases.
Amazon Spends and Grows, but Still Wants for Money
Amazon, which announces its quarterly earnings on Thursday, is likely to hit $100 billion a year in revenue next year. But profit seems as elusive as ever.
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#TheBrief: What Civil Rights Do the Quarantined Have?
The term quarantine goes back to the Bubonic Plague epidemic. How has it evolved since then?
This ‘My Little Pony’ Parody Explains Income Inequality
The real worlds a little darker than Ponyland
What the Ferguson Leaks Tell Us About Michael Brown’s Death
A guide to the latest news from the Ferguson case and grand jury investigation
Democrat vs. Democrat Down To Wire in Silicon Valley House Race
California hopes the non-partisan, open system will lead to a more functional Congress
A Complete List of Monsters You Should Know About Before Creating That Halloween Costume
The Halloween Horrors Chart illustrates a myriad of options
Florida Football Player Accused of Rape Texted Alleged Victim: ‘Don’t Tell Nobody Bout Noth(...)
The accuser has since withdrawn her complaint
See a Comet’s Close Encounter With Mars
A comet flew past Mars this week and NASA captured the encounter
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'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' facing ax
The TLC show is expected to be canceled amid reports that the shows matriarch, June Shannon, is dating a convicted child molester.
Abused dog Miss Harper finds home, while its mom waits
After suffering alleged abuse and then living in a veterinarian’s office for several months, Miss Harper — the puppy found in September 2013 with its ears and right hind leg mutilated — has found a home.
Long Beach city employee sold heroin at bus depot where she works, DA says
A Long Beach city worker is facing drug and official misconduct charges after authorities said she sold heroin at her job as a part-time clerk at the citys bus depot.
Suffolk County agrees to pay $2.25 million to family of man who died in police custody
Suffolk County has agreed to pay $2.25 million to the family of Daniel McDonnell, the Lindenhurst man suffering from a mental disorder whose death in police custody in 2011 triggered a scathing state report.
State AG and Education Department to review enrollment procedures for immigrant students
The state attorney generals office and state Education Department, citing childrens constitutional rights, will review school district enrollment procedures for immigrant students -- some of whom have been turned away from public schools on Long Island for weeks, told there
Davis: Objections to West Africa travel ban are absurd
The dangers have not passed.
PhotoMath, the app that does your math homework, tops charts
A new app that can solve complicated math problems has jumped to the top of Apples app store, though what the company touts as tutoring tool might also be a cheaters best friend.
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