New type of clinic eyed to help stop Ebola
Karadzic was 'unaware' of Srebrenica massacre
Putin seeks to calm investors, won't revisit privatisations
Nevada city plans festival to celebrate blue jeans
John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.
British deputy PM says coalition relations hit new low
LONDON (Reuters) - A row broke out between British Deputy Prime
AP Source: FIU hosting Miss Universe pageant
MIAMI (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says that the Miss Universe pageant is coming to South Florida this winter.
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UN accuses IS of 'gross abuses'
A staggering array of rights abuses has been committed in Iraq by Islamic State militants over a nine-week period, the UN says.
VIDEO: From Amazon jungle to presidential palace
Ahead of Sundays presidential election, Wyre Davis travels to the depths of the Amazon rainforest in Brazil to hear voters views on the presidential candidates.
ECB keeps interest rate at 0.05%
The European Central Bank keeps its benchmark interest rate at 0.05% and is expected to give details later of its asset purchase programme.
VIDEO: Ford bullish over global growth
Newly-appointed Ford chief executive Mark Fields says he is confident the company can boost its sales around the world despite the difficulties the industry faces
Clyne & Shelvey win England call-ups
Swansea City midfielder Jonjo Shelvey and Southampton defender Nathaniel Clyne are called up to the England squad.
Man 'confesses' to Thai killings
A Myanmar man confesses to killing two British tourists on Thai island of Koh Tai, according to local reports
Royals make Prince George photo plea
Lawyers for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge write to a photographer asking him to cease harassing Prince George and his nanny.
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Mom shames class-skipping teen
A mother surprises her daughter at school after shes caught ditching class. KTWO reports on the mothers gotcha film.
Ferguson grand jury misconduct?
Prosecutors in St. Louis County, Missouri, are investigating a Twitter post claiming the grand jury hearing evidence in the Ferguson shooting hasnt heard enough to warrant charging the police officer who shot and killed unarmed teenager Michael Brown.
Jury mistake frees drunken driver
A jury mistakenly gave probation instead of a decade in prison for a drunk driving crash where a child lost his leg.
See amazing close-up of erupting volcano
Drone footage captures Icelands Bárdarbunga volcano erupting. It was too dangerous to be approached by manned aircraft.
4-year-old's insults to mom go viral
4-year-olds hilarious insults zing mom! Jeanne Moos reports on momhead video that has moms laughing their heads off.
Reporter unfazed by haunted houses
Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida, contains eight haunted houses, more than 100 scary characters and one fearless reporter.
Huntsman: Hong Kong tests China
The remarkable display of civil disobedience by hundreds of thousands of Hong Kong citizens reflects a profound sense of desperation that has grown as China has closed off all political options and made it increasingly clear that it intends to
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Twin fronts in Syria and Iraq struggle to drive by Islamic State advance
BAGHDAD — Islamic State fighters pressed closer toward besieged cities in Syria and Iraq on Thursday as defenders on both fronts prepared for possible street-by-street battles and appealed for intensified U.S.-led airstrikes, reports and witnesses said. Read full article >>
Are there signs of thaw between China and the exiled Dalai Lama on Tibet?
DHARMSALA, India — The Dalai Lama Thursday said that informal talks with the Chinese are continuing over his possible return to his homeland of Tibet — if only for a visit — and cautiously praised Chinese President Xi Jinping as
China warns Hong Kong protesters of ‘unimaginable’ consequences
HONG KONG — China warned the thousands of Hong Kong residents still occupying the streets of Hong Kong Thursday that their pro-democracy demonstrations are illegal and that if they continue, the consequences could be “unimaginable.” Read full article >>
WorldViews: These countries are tightening their borders over Ebola fears — against expert advice
Given that the first confirmed case of Ebola brought unknowingly into the United States came from a man who arrived in Dallas on Sept. 20 from a flight that began in Liberia, some people are now asking a not unreasonable
An oil scandal in Brazil complicates the race for incumbent president on eve of election
RIO DE JANEIRO — With just days to go before the presidential election here, a growing scandal has placed a number of issues center stage: They involve corruption, political machinations with the state-controlled oil company, and delays and overspending on
India launches an ambitious campaign to clean up dirty cities and villages
NEW DELHI, India — With brooms in hand, politicians, bureaucrats, police officers and citizen groups descended on the streets Thursday to sweep away trash as part of an ambitious new effort to clean up India. Read full article >>
Turkey to approve a bigger military role in Iraq and Syria — but not on American terms
MURSITPINAR, Turkey — Turkey’s president on Wednesday criticized U.S. airstrikes in Iraq and Syria as offering only a “temporary” solution to the problem of terrorism, tempering expectations that Turkish military participation in the U.S.-led international coalition against the Islamic State
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Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey
SURUC Turkey/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State insurgents pushed on with their assault on a Syrian border town on Thursday despite coalition air strikes meant to weaken them, sending thousands more Kurdish refugees into Turkey and dragging Ankara deeper into the
U.N. nuclear watchdog pushes for headway in Iran inquiry: diplomats
VIENNA (Reuters) - The U.N. nuclear agency is expected to make a new attempt soon to advance its investigation into suspected atomic bomb research by Iran, diplomats said on Thursday, more than a month after Tehran missed a deadline for
Third American held in North Korea appeals to U.S. for help: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - One of three Americans held in North Korea on charges of crimes against the state said he was anxiously awaiting his trial and appealed for U.S. government help to secure their freedom, a news report said on
Islamic State committing 'staggering' violations in Iraq: U.N. report
GENEVA (Reuters) - Islamic State militants in Iraq have carried out mass executions, abducted women and girls as sex slaves, and used children as fighters, in systematic violations that may amount to war crimes, the United Nations said on Thursday.
North Korea prepares launch site for longer-range rockets: report
SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea, already heavily sanctioned by the United Nations for its missile and nuclear tests, has completed a major overhaul of its rocket launch site, a U.S. think tank said on Thursday, enabling it to fire larger,
As PIMCO bleeds assets, Gross shows risk of star culture
LONDON (Reuters) - Bill Gross exit from Pimco has seen billions of dollars leave the fund group and even more value wiped off the share price of its parent company, offering a warning both to firms who rely on star
Taliban bomber in Afghan capital targets army bus, kills three
KABUL (Reuters) - A Taliban suicide bomber targeted an Afghan army bus in Kabul on Thursday, killing three people and wounding 10, the interior ministry said, the fourth high-profile attack in the capital since Monday when the new president was
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Mexico: Alleged drug boss Beltran Leyva captured
Officials said the purported head of the drug gang was captured inside a seafood eatery.       
Concern in complex where Ebola patient stayed
Residents say they havent received information from CDC or health dept.       
Ind. justices tell 'abusive litigant' enough's enough
Court bans man who has filed 120-plus lawsuits from activity unless in immediate danger.       
Obama's day: From Chicago to D.C.
President Obama discusses the economy and immigration on a busy Thursday.       
Data lacking to track child shootings nationwide
Experts say combining records could give better picture of unintended shootings by minors.       
Hong Kong protests continue amid Beijing 'chaos' warning
Pro-democracy protesters say they will start occupying government buildings Thursday night.       
Voter registration in Ferguson surges after Brown killing
Registration has surged since the Michael Brown shooting.       
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Thursday's Top 6 News Stories
From the handling of the Ebola patient in Texas to the resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson, see the stories were following.
Ebola Patient's Family Ordered to Stay Home
The order legally requires the family to comply until at least Oct. 19, when the incubation period has passed and the family is no longer at risk of having the disease.
Cowboys' C.J. Spillman Accused of Sexual Assault: Report
A report says police in Texas are investigating a report of a sexual assault and that police said Spillman is involved in the investigation.
'Rock-Solid' Dog Rescued From Tar Pit
The animal was unable to move after becoming covered in a thick layer of rock-solid tar.
China Turns Screw on Hong Kong's 'Umbrella Revolution'
China began to turn the screw on the Umbrella Revolution’ Thursday, warning of “chaos” as protesters surrounded government buildings.
Madeleine McCann's Parents Suffer Death Threats
The messages include graphic tweets and Facebook posts calling for violence against the girl’s parents Kate and Gerry.
Cluck Off! Russia Blocks 550 Tons of U.S. Chicken Legs
Russias consumer watchdog said on Thursday it had stopped imports of more than 550 tons of U.S. chicken legs.
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Julia Pierson, Secret Service Director, Resigns Under Pressure About Breaches
Ms. Pierson failed to quell a bipartisan political furor over repeated breaches of security and lost the confidence of the president her agency is charged with protecting.
Beijing Warns of ‘Chaos’ if Hong Kong Protests Persist
The front-page commentary Thursday in People’s Daily, the Chinese Communist Party’s main newspaper, appeared to shut the door on any compromise.
Mainland Chinese in Hong Kong See Protests as Inconvenience and Inspiration
Visitors have looked on the pro-democracy protests with mixed feelings, but Hong Kong demonstrators say catching their attention is partly the point.
Latest News: Ebola, Secret Service, Blackwater, Hong Kong
Here’s what you need to know to start your day.
City Room: New York Today: Making the Grades
Thursday: a city of report cards, more moody weather, and the mayor’s house for rent.
U.S. to Increase Production of the Ebola Drug ZMapp, but May Not Meet Demand
Despite the new efforts, supplies of the drug, ZMapp, are expected to be limited to hundreds or thousands of treatment courses by early next year, which would not be nearly enough if the epidemic continues to spiral out of control.
Scrutiny in Texas to Detect Whether Ebola Has Spread
Thomas E. Duncan, a Liberian man who contracted the disease before arriving in Dallas, was in contact with 12 to 18 people while he was contagious, officials said.
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GoldieBlox Will Have a Float in Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade
Get ready to see The Girl-Power Spinning Machine in action
Man in Isolation in Possible Hawaii Ebola Case
Its still an if. This is not a for sure thing.
Morning Must Reads: October 2
On Ebola’s Trail U.S. health officials were working Wednesday to determine whether the first diagnosis of Ebola on American soil is an isolated case—or whether the patient may have infected others. Here’s how they’re doing it Hong Kong Stands Up
Cornel West: Obama Administration Is a ‘Drone Presidency’
I think hes settled for the middle ground rather than the higher ground
Meet the New Poster Girl for Working Moms
This article originally appeared on Levo.com. It reads like a column of “Stars, They’re Just Like Us.” Jennifer Garner, in the latest issue of InStyle, reveals how she balances life as a sought-after actress and mother of three—who just happens
Why Everyone Who Lives in Alaska Is Getting $1,884 Today
Thats enough to buy a trip to somewhere warmer
In The Latest Issue
The Race to Stop Ebola in Africa What the world needs to do to fight the deadly virus Ebola Arrives in America The West African epidemic lands stateside The Delta Blues Two town meetings, two very different kinds of despair
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LI Now traffic and weather updates for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014
Good morning, Long Island! Welcome to the newsday.com morning traffic post for Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014.
Ex-NYPD officer accused of disability fraud
A retired New York City police officer is accused of bilking Social Security of more than $300,000 in disability benefits he wasnt entitled to.
Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of Tyrenzo Brown in Long Beach
A Long Beach man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death in front of a city housing complex, Nassau County polices Homicide Squad said Thursday.
Tom Cutinella, Shoreham-Wading River HS football player, dead after injury in game, authorities say
A member of the Shoreham-Wading River High School football team died Wednesday night after colliding with an opponent and collapsing during a game in Elwood earlier in the day, authorities said.
NYPD: Gunman robs Queens Zoo of $5,000
Authorities are looking for an armed bandit who robbed the Queens Zoo of nearly $5,000 during a daylight robbery.
Hong Kong police warn protesters not to charge buildings
Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy or surround government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territorys leader doesnt resign by midnight Thursday.
Judge allows age-bias suit against North Bellmore school district to proceed
A Freeport woman who got her first teaching job in 2002 at age 56 has established a legal basis for her age-discrimination lawsuit against the North Bellmore school district for denying her tenure, a federal judge has ruled.
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