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Insurer ACE says excluding Ebola cover on some new and renewal policies
LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. insurer ACE said on Wednesday it was excluding cover for Ebola on some new and renewal policies. The company, which offers coverage for U.S.-based firms that travel or have operations outside the country, said it was
Smooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protests
HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G has paid a surprise visit to Hong Kongs pro-democracy protests, causing bemusement among Chinese authorities who had warned about the influence of foreign forces.
Bank of England keeps rates steady
LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy.
Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his sons wedding to another man will soon find out whether he can remain an ordained minister in the nations
J&J aims for 1 million Ebola vaccine doses in 2015
By Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Johnson & Johnson is accelerating work on its experimental Ebola vaccine and aims to produce 1 million doses next year, 250,000 of which are expected to be available by May. There is currently no
In Benghazi, Libya's army liberates a ghost town
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI Libya (Reuters) - Sitting in one of the last buildings still intact after months of fighting near Benghazis airport, Libyan army special forces commander Wanis Bukhamada presides over a world of destruction. His forces managed to
Curfew in Sierra Leone town after rioting, shooting over Ebola case
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Japan's exports jump in September
Japans trade deficit edges higher in September despite exports growing at their fastest pace in seven months.
Bush calls comeback 'extraordinary'
Singer Kate Bush says her recent run of 22 comeback concerts was one of the most extraordinary experiences of her life.
Lynda Bellingham on Christmas hopes
Actress Lynda Bellingham had shared her hopes for a final Christmas in a special edition of Loose Women.
MEPs set for vote on Juncker EU team
The new European Commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, presents his team to MEPs, hoping to get their approval in a vote.
Protesters leave Islamabad sit-in
Supporters of a leading anti-government cleric in Pakistan end a two-month sit-in in the capital.
Woman held on terror charge
Woman, 25, arrested in Bedfordshire on suspicion of preparation of terrorist acts related to Syria, UK police say
Django actress on lewd conduct charge
Django Unchained actress Daniele Watts, who alleged she was detained by Los Angeles police because of racial profiling, is charged with committing a lewd act in public.
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The suitcase you can ride to the airport
Ever wished you could clamber aboard your cumbersome luggage to zoom down a hill or coast through an airport?
What's inside senator's 'Wastebook?'
Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games.
Officials: 3 Denver girls were trying to get to Syria
German authorities intercepted the accused teen trio at Frankfurt airport and put them on a plane back to the U.S., where they were greeted by FBI agents.
The ISIS terror threat
Report: Autopsy shows Brown in hand
Michael Browns gunshot wounds included a shot in the hand at close range, his official autopsy shows, according to an analysis reported by the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Artist's latest exhibit is in Alcatraz
Its no coincidence that Ai Weiweis latest exhibition is located in Alcatraz, a former jail that sits on an isolated island off the San Francisco coast.
50 states, 50 jobs, one honeymoon
Heath and Alyssa Padgett are spending their honeymoon on a seven-month road trip to each of the 50 states.
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US policy reportedly shifts from killing ISIS fighters to rescuing Kobani
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MICHAEL BROWN DEATH Report: Autopsy indicates teen shot at close range
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ONE-SIDED ARGUMENT GOP's Tillis only NC Senate candidate at 'debate'
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Suspected Indiana serial killer's violent past raises questions for authorities - VIDEO: Serial(...)
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$10G TO WATCH GRASS Senator's report details worst of Washington waste
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Probe finds use of Secret Service in employee's personal dispute 'problematic'
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Toys 'R' Us pulling 'Breaking Bad' dolls from stores
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WorldViews: ‘Spice’: The new drug craze that is killing people in Russia
It is cheap and looks like marijuana, but it can have a lethal impact: the drug spice is making headlines in Russia. As of Oct. 7, there had been at least two dozen deaths and 700 people hospitalized, according to
In West Bank, Palestinians gird for settler attacks on olive trees
KFAR YASSUF, West Bank — The rains have come to wash away the dust of summer from the olives, and so the annual harvest begins — and with it, another cycle of violence against man and tree. Mohammad Hamoudah and
Kidnapping of Abu Issa, a Syrian rebel, shows Islamic State’s reach into Turkey
SANLIURFA, Turkey — The men who snatched Abu Issa from the streets of this southeastern city were Turkish gangsters, but their client was the Islamic State, and they had been promised good money to spirit the Syrian rebel commander across
Waves of young Israelis find a home in the former Nazi capital
BERLIN — When Nir Iveniaki told his grandmother back home in Tel Aviv that he was emigrating from Israel to Germany, the first thing she did was produce a gun. The tenacious 88-year-old had wielded the antique pistol during World
Ali A. Mazrui, controversial scholar of African politics and culture, dies at 81
Ali A. Mazrui, a Kenyan-born political scientist who was one of Africa’s leading public intellectuals and whose nine-part 1986 television documentary, “The Africans,” was praised in some corners but criticized in the United States as a diatribe against the West,
WorldViews: Why a suspected Russian submarine is a reminder of Cold War embarrassment for Sweden
Over the past few days, the Swedes has been perturbed by ominous signs that appear to show a foreign submarine may have infiltrated their waters. On Friday and Saturday Swedish forces searched the waters for ‘foreign underwater activity’ in the Baltic Sea, by
Following Scottish vote, attention in Britain shifts to rights for the English
CHELMSFORD, England — Just a month after the United Kingdom survived a near-death experience when nearly half of Scots voted to secede, the focus of British politics has rapidly shifted to that other hotbed of churning nationalist discontent: England. Read
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EU's Juncker pledges investment plan for jobs
STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - The incoming head of the EU executive, Jean-Claude Juncker, told the European Parliament on Wednesday that he would present his 300-billion-euro plan for investment to bolster growth and jobs by the end of this year.
Brazil's Rousseff gains on Neves ahead of Sunday runoff: poll
BRASILIA (Reuters) - President Dilma Rousseff has gained 1 percentage point on her rival Aecio Neves ahead of an Oct. 26 runoff to Brazils presidential election, a new poll showed on Wednesday.
U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws
BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is investigating about two dozen cases of suspected cybersecurity flaws in medical devices and hospital equipment that officials fear could be exploited by hackers, a senior official at the agency told
Special Report: Traffickers use abductions, prison ships to feed Asian slave trade
PHANG NGA Thailand (Reuters) - When Afsar Miae left his home near Teknaf in southern Bangladesh to look for work last month, he told his mother, Ill see you soon. He said he expected to return that evening.
Hong Kong protesters plan march after fruitless talks with government
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong protesters planned to march to the home of the citys Beijing-backed leader on Wednesday to push their case for greater democracy a day after talks between student leaders and senior officials failed to break
U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States ratcheted up its safeguards against Ebola on Tuesday, requiring travelers from three countries at the center of an epidemic in West Africa to fly into one of five major airports conducting enhanced screening
Yahoo ekes out third quarter revenue gain despite display ad weakness
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Yahoo Inc reported a modest increase in revenue during the third quarter, exceeding lackluster Wall Street targets, as the Internet companys online display advertising business continued to struggle.
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Rieder: The greatness of Ben Bradlee
He was a towering figure as he turned The Washington Post into a great newspaper.       
U.S. Marine supected of murder in Philippine custody
Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton is accused of killing a transgender Filipino woman.       
Wednesday's forecast: More rain for Northeast, Northwest
Find out the weather where you are and get a few tidbits of weather history.       
Teen convicted of rape in high school hallway
Student found guilty on all five counts stemming from May incident.       
Same-sex marriage opens door to divorce, too
Complications could delay a same-sex divorce, attorneys say.       
Asian carp DNA found in Wisconsin's Fox River
Sample does not necessarily signal the presence of live fish, state officials say.       
Craft brewer buys up all the Count Chocula
Black Bottle Brewery in Fort Collins bought the cereal to brew in a small-batch beer.       
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Third Party Candidate Might Upend Tradition by Winning
A Kansas Senate candidate named Greg Orman has a chance to do what few third party candidates ever achieve in the United States: win an election.
Ebola Could be Under Control in Six Months: Red Cross
A top Red Cross official expressed confidence the West Africa Ebola epidemic can be contained within four to six months.
We Forgive Oscar but Still Want Truth: Reeva's Parents
Barry and June Steenkamp said that they have forgiven Oscar Pistorius for shooting dead their daughter Reeva.
Photos, Voice Mail Paint Dark Picture of Slain California Mayor
Photos and a voice mail paint a dark picture of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, who was fatally shot by his wife during a confrontation last month.
Photos, Voice Mail Show Slain California Mayor as Abusive
Photos and a voice mail paint a dark picture of Bell Gardens Mayor Daniel Crespo, who was fatally shot by his wife during a confrontation last month.
Could Bad Cosmic Weather Kill a Manned Mission to Mars?
Any manned mission to Mars will be a dangerous endeavor no matter what, but bad cosmic weather may mean extra trouble for the next few years.
Alleged Serial Killer Met Victim in Online Sex Marketplace
Afrikka Hardy was allegedly killed by suspected serial killer Darren Vann after he answered Hardys ad on Backpage.com.
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Ben Bradlee, Editor Who Directed Watergate Coverage, Dies at 93
Mr. Bradlee, a quintessential newspaper editor, supervised The Washington Post’s exposure of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard M. Nixon.
Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa
Ebola is wiping away the small gains made in war-scarred parts of West Africa, potentially threatening the hard-won stability in a tinderbox part of the world.
Procedure on Paralyzed Man Stirs Hope and Caution
A Polish man paralyzed from the chest down can use a walker and has some leg sensation after a novel treatment, a report says, but some experts warn against premature conclusions.
About New York: Despite de Blasio’s Promise, Marijuana Arrests Persist in New York
A report showed that misdemeanor arrests for marijuana possession were about as frequent as last year, and that many involved “openly displaying” minuscule amounts of pot.
Rule Change Lets Los Angeles Dream of Spires
The city’s Fire Department has agreed to drop a requirement for all skyscrapers to have flat tops, clearing the way for visions of a more inspiring skyline to rival New York or Chicago.
Board Approves Sayreville Football Coaches’ Suspensions in High School Hazing Case
The school board made the move in response to hazing and abuse allegations against players on the New Jersey team.
Nelson Bunker Hunt, Texas Tycoon, Dies at 88
The eccentric scion of a prominent Dallas family that made a fortune in oil, Mr. Hunt tried and failed to corner the world’s silver market in 1980.
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Fighting for the Hong Kong Dream
A TIME editor and lifelong Hong Konger reflects on a turbulent month of protest, backlash — and hope
San Francisco Giants Beat Kansas City Royals in World Series Opener
The Giants win knocks the Royals off course to best the Yankees all-time winning streak
Afghan Opium Poppy Cultivation Hits All-Time High 
As of June 30, 2014, the U.S. had spent approximately $7.6 billion on counter-narcotics efforts in Afghanistan
Tutankhamun Had a Clubfoot and His Parents Were Probably Siblings
A virtual autopsy conducted on the Egyptian king reveals that he had several genetic disorders
White House Fence Jumper’s Arraignment Delayed Over Mental-Health Concerns
Judge orders a full mental-health competency evaluation
What Are the 3 Steps to Becoming Stress-Proof?
1) Know What Really Works Most of the things you instinctively do to relieve stress don’t work. Via The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works, Why It Matters, and What You Can Do To Get More of It: The APA’s national
Jeanne Shaheen Admits to Headwinds in New Hampshire Debate
Towards the end of the one-hour New Hampshire Senate debate on Tuesday night, Democratic Senator Jeanne Shaheen frankly discussed what could bring her down in two weeks on Election Day. “Sometimes there’s factors that are beyond your control,” said Shaheen,
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Judge temporarily bars Nassau DA's office from access to taped calls of inmates and their lawyers
A Nassau judge Tuesday temporarily banned the district attorneys office from obtaining recorded jailhouse conversations between inmates and their lawyers without a court order.
More than two-thirds of LI's coastal waters lack enough oxygen for fish to survive, says Stony (...)
More than two-thirds of Long Islands coastal waters did not contain enough oxygen this summer to enable fish to survive, according to research to be released Wednesday by Stony Brook University.
Haroon Aswat accused in NY of helping to set up terror training camp in Oregon
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan announced Tuesday that Haroon Aswat, one of the men accused of helping to set up a terror training camp in Oregon in 1999 for a notorious radical British imam, has been extradited to face trial.
Shinnecocks change tribal constitution to allow felons to run for council
The Shinnecock Indian Nation this month voted to amend its tribal constitution to allow members who have been convicted of a felony to run for its council of trustees, with certain restrictions.
Residents angry with Huntington Station violence take on Town Hall
Hundreds of angry Huntington Station residents, prompted by the stabbing death of a high school senior nearly two weeks ago, marched to Huntington Town Hall Tuesday, where an overflow crowd booed County Executive Steve Bellone and heckled Police Chief James
Ben Bradlee dead; Former Washington Post editor was 93
Ben Bradlee, the hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its Pulitzer Prize-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal and invigorated its newsroom for more than two decades, died Tuesday. He was 93.
Nassau delays contract with debris hauler
Nassau County lawmakers this week delayed consideration of a contract with a local debris hauler after discovering reports of the firm owners arrest on environmental charges -- but court documents show he ultimately was cleared.
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