Protestors in Burkina Faso call for Campaore to step down
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Hundreds of protesters marched in the capital of Burkina Faso on Friday demanding that President Blaise Compaore step down, a day after the military dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the face of mass protests
Bank of Japan expands monetary easing plan as economy slows
Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy
Group argues Redskins lawsuit should be tossed
WASHINGTON (AP) — Five Native Americans are asking a Virginia judge to dismiss a lawsuit the Washington Redskins filed after the group successfully challenged the teams name, arguing it is offensive.
China to send elite army unit to help fight Ebola in Liberia
By Megha Rajagopalan BEIJING (Reuters) - China will dispatch an elite unit from the Peoples Liberation Army to help Ebola-hit Liberia, the Foreign Ministry said on Friday, responding to U.N. calls for a greater global effort to fight the deadly
Burkina army chief announces creation of transitional government
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - The head of Burkina Fasos armed forces announced on Thursday the dissolution of the national assembly and the creation of a national transitional government to last a maximum of 12 months, though he did not say who
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Hungary shelves toxic internet tax
Hungary shelves a proposed tax on internet data traffic after tens of thousands of Hungarians marched against it.
VIDEO: Lab for world’s worst animal viruses
A look around a new lab at Pirbright Institute in Surrey, where the world’s most contagious livestock viruses will be kept.
VIDEO: Wong's journey from Hollywood to Asia
Chinas box office has been raking in more than $3bn since last year, which is why Hollywood actor Russell Wong finds himself working more in Asia than in LA.
Lawsuit over Malaysia missing plane
Two children who lost their father when Malaysian Airlines flight MH370 disappeared file a lawsuit against the airline and the Malaysian government.
Tan invests in new LA MLS franchise
Cardiff Citys billionaire owner Vincent Tan is among investors backing a new MLS franchise, Los Angeles Football Club.
VIDEO: BBC World News business headlines
The latest international business headlines from BBC World News.
Hamilton critical of double points
Lewis Hamilton says it would suck if he lost the world title as a result of the controversial final-race double points rule.
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This Cowboys fan is about to be attacked
A Dallas Cowboys fan catches attack on camera. KTVT has the story.
WWII wreckage raised from lake
The wreckage of a World War II plane that disappeared roughly 70 years ago is being hauled out of a Canada lake.
Ferrari's 6 'invite-only' super cars
Ferrari is making six invite-only super cars that are available only to the most elite car lovers. CNNMoneys Alanna Petroff reports.
Pop star's odd act as wife gives birth
CNNs Lisa France explains why Robbie Williams is either the best or worst husband on the planet.
Why Ali's daughter wanted him to lose
Muhammad Alis oldest daughter, shares special moments about her father with CNNs Jason Carroll.
Halloween costumes to avoid this year
Freeze! Step away from the stack of face masks and hazmat suits.
Accused cop killer caught after hunt
Authorities spent nearly seven weeks hunting for Eric Frein, 31, and now they say theyll seek the death penalty for the man accused of ambushing police.
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Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide
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Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing
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Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims - Small plane hits Kansas airport, at least 4 dead
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New Colo. election system prompts concerns about voter fraud
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Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack
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FROM GITMO TO ISIS? Lawmakers want detainee transfers suspended
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WorldViews: A tax on the Internet seems like a crazy idea, but it fits right in for Viktor Orb(...)
It seems like they thought no-one would notice. Tucked into Hungarys 2015 budget was a tax that would force Internet service providers to pay 150 forints ($0.62) per gigabyte of data downloaded or uploaded by users. It would be, quite
WorldViews: The Berlin Wall fell 25 years ago — but Germany is still divided
It can be hard for visitors to Berlin to imagine where the Berlin Wall once separated Germanys communist East from the U.S.-friendly West. Today, commuters run to catch a metro where trains stood for nearly 40 years. Curried sausages are sold and illegal
WorldViews: North Korea’s reaction to Ebola makes fears of a zombie apocalypse look rational
Turns out North Korea wasn’t kidding about protecting itself from Ebola. Kim Jong Un’s regime is not taking any chances when it comes to keeping out the virus — despite the fact that it’s happening half a world away and
Ukraine, Russia sign deal to end natural gas cut-off ahead of winter
MOSCOW — Russia agreed Thursday to resume selling natural gas to Ukraine, ending a cutoff that had threatened to leave Ukrainian households shivering as winter approached. The stopgap deal will secure critical energy supplies for Ukraine through March and will
WorldViews: Why Burkina Faso’s attempt to topple a long-serving leader matters
The current crisis in Burkina Faso largely comes down to one fact: Blaise Compaoré, the president of the landlocked West African state, came to power in a 1987 coup detat, and -- despite a 2000 constitutional amendment that limits presidents to two
Syrian regime denounces Turkey for allowing foreign fighters to enter Kobane
ISTANBUL — Ten Iraqi Kurdish fighters crossed into the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane from Turkey on Thursday, drawing an angry response from the Damascus government, which accused Ankara of violating national sovereignty by allowing foreign troops to enter
Israel blocks Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions after activist shot
JERUSALEM — Israeli security forces temporarily sealed off one of Islam’s holiest sites Thursday in a rare move that reflected soaring tensions after a suspected Palestinian gunman tried to assassinate an ­American-Israeli activist who advocates greater Jewish access to the
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Starbucks Americas sales disappoint on softer traffic
(Reuters) - Starbucks Corps early re-launch of its popular Pumpkin Spice latte drink failed to heat up business at its U.S. cafes, disappointing Wall Street and sending the companys shares down almost 5 percent.
Boeing exec says NASA crash underscores need for new U.S. engine
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The crash of an unmanned Orbital Sciences Antares rocket is a wake-up call to the U.S. space community about the need to develop a new U.S. rocket engine, the head of Boeing Cos defense division said on
Iraqi Kurdish forces enter Syria to fight Islamic State
SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - A first group of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters entered the besieged Syrian town of Kobani on Thursday to help push back Islamic State militants who have defied U.S. air strikes and threatened to massacre its Kurdish
Ukraine, Russia, EU agree to natural gas supply deal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ukraine, Russia and the European Union signed a deal on Thursday that will see Moscow resume vital supplies of gas to its ex-Soviet neighbor over the winter in return for payments funded in part by Kievs Western
Apple's Cook: 'I'm proud to be gay'
(Reuters) - Apple Inc CEO Tim Cook on Thursday became the most prominent American corporate leader to come out as gay, saying he was trading his closely guarded privacy for the chance to help move civil rights forward.
Special Report: Tsunami evacuees caught in $30 billion Japan money trap
ISHINOMAKI Japan (Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the bank. That means
Bike-riding nurse defies Ebola quarantine, on collision course with governor
CAPE ELIZABETH Maine (Reuters) - A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus went for a bike ride on Thursday, defying Maines order that she be quarantined in her home and setting
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Accused cop killer Frein captured, may face death penalty
Prosecutor says he will seek first-degree murder charge, death penalty for Eric Frein.       
Indiana abortion clinic law questioned in court
Critics say the law is aimed at shutting down a Planned Parenthood clinic in Lafayette.       
3 killed after train strikes vehicle in Ill.
Authorities said the accident occurred before the Halloween parade in Vandalia, Ill.       
Burkina Faso leader won't resign despite violent protests
After dissolving parliament, longtime leader says he will head new government, wont resign.       
Threats prompt new security warnings for military
Troops and family members are worried about safety for their loved ones and themselves.       
Halloween weather forecast: Cold, snow in Midwest
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting
Controversial move comes after attempted assassination of Jewish religious activist.       
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Endless Debt: Native Americans in High-Interest Loan Trap
Advocates say that Native American communities appear to be more saddled with predatory loans than any other community in the United States.
Lead Poisoning: A Hidden Danger at Shooting Ranges
With more women and youth joining the 40 million Americans who enjoy gun sports, experts say the use of lead ammunition can pose deadly risks.
Ebola Aid Groups: Quarantine Debate Discourages Volunteers
Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.
No Trick: Poconos Breathe Easy as Frein Manhunt Ends
Halloween is back on in eastern Pennsylvania as besieged residence are able to breathe again.
This Ghost Town Just Sold for $1.9 Million
Originally marketed for $800,000, a Connecticut village sold for $1.9 million at a worldwide auction.
Nabbed: Slain Cop's Cuffs Used to Arrest Fugitive Eric Frein
After a 48-day manhunt, suspected cop killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday in Pennsylvania.
Syrian Refugee Turns Down Prize to Stay With Sister
A Syrian refugee is likely to turn down a chance to go back to school because he can’t bear to leave his sister behind.
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Wine School: Wine School: Champagne
Let’s examine Champagne as a wine, an agricultural product made of grapes and intended not as the life of the party but to be consumed with food at a meal.
Art Review: ‘Bob and Roberta Smith: Art Amnesty,’ at MoMA PS1
“Bob and Roberta Smith: Art Amnesty,” at MoMA PS1, invites artists to pledge to stop making art and to deposit their work there, raising intriguing questions about how artists and art are valued.
Israel to Reopen Contested Holy Site in Jerusalem
After closing it over security concerns, Israel said the site, which Jews call the Temple Mount and Muslims the Noble Sanctuary, would reopen on Friday.
From Governors, a Mix of Hard-Line Acts and Conciliation Over Ebola
In response to public anxiety, governors of both parties are struggling to define health policies on the virus.
A Winding Trail for Mitch McConnell to Lead the Senate
The inscrutable Senate minority leader, who hopes to be the next Senate majority leader, traveled rural Kentucky in his tough re-election campaign with a group of supporters including the singer Lee Greenwood.
Voters in Illinois Governor’s Race to Choose ‘Failure’ or the ‘Billionaire’
Gov. Pat Quinn, a Democrat, and Bruce Rauner, a Republican and wealthy political novice, are neck-and-neck in a deep-blue state that President Obama calls home.
Tearful Displays Enliven Close Governor’s Race in Massachusetts
Martha Coakley and Charlie Baker have both fought hard to change what caused their 2010 defeats, but neither has made enough of an impression to take the lead in the polls.
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Starbucks Announces Plans for Coffee Delivery Service
The service will launch in select markets during the second half of 2015
Unwed Indian Moms Applying for Child’s Passport Are Asked If They Were Raped
They also need to file an affidavit detailing how the child was conceived, a lawyer for the Indian government said
The Last Show of The Colbert Report Will Air on Dec. 18
Stephen Colbert is expected to replace David Letterman as host of The Late Show in 2015
Paranoid North Korea Handles Ebola Threat by Quarantining All Foreigners
North Korea, not a friend to much of anything coming through its borders (or out of them), is certainly not keen to let Ebola in either
New Indonesian President Jokowi Talks Tough With Fading Power Australia
Indonesias newfound chest-thumping may simply be a fledgling administrations efforts to win domestic approval, but is nonetheless indicative of shifting powers in the region
Kimberly-Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit for Ebola Protection Claims
Law firm Eagan Avenatti says millions of the gowns have been sold since 2011, putting healthcare workers and patients at “considerable risk
Kimberly-Clark Faces $500 Million Lawsuit for Ebola Protection Claims
Kleenex tissue maker Kimberly-Clark Corp is being sued for more than $500 million for allegedly falsely claiming their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed the suit Wednesday saying Kimberly-Clark continued to claim the “MICROCOOL Breathable
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Rare right whale spotted in Greenport Harbor
A Northern Right Whale was spotted in Greenport Harbor Thursday, exciting spectators and prompting the U.S. Coast Guard to advise boaters to stay at least 500 yards away.
Angry Nassau residents pack Jericho meeting to air grievances over speed camera program
More than 400 furious Nassau residents packed Cantiague Elementary School in Jericho Thursday night to confront the architect of Nassau Countys controversial speed camera program and demand refunds for hundreds of tickets issued in front of the school.
Juror in trial of ex-Yankee Rusty Torres testifies she changed vote to guilty to help end deadlock
A Hicksville woman who sat on the jury in the sex abuse trial of ex-Yankee Rosendo Rusty Torres testified Thursday that she reluctantly changed her vote to guilty out of fear shed lose a new job because of deadlocked deliberations.
State Dems sending 'voter shaming' letters
ALBANY -- The New York State Democratic Party, apparently concerned about enthusiasm for next weeks election, is pressuring its own members to vote and warning that turnout will be monitored.
Cops: Lawrence supermarket worker called in bomb threats to her store
A Lawrence supermarket worker was arrested after making three bomb threats to her store -- and then telling a fellow employee about it in the break room, police said Thursday.
LIPA power supply charge to increase 27% in Nov.
The power supply portion of electric bills will jump 27 percent in November following a 24 percent increase last month as LIPA and PSEG Long Island work to recover prior months undercollections.
Paul Reubens confirms 3rd Pee-wee Herman movie
Actor Paul Reubens says the much-rumored third Pee-wee Herman movie goes into production early next year.
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