$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death
NEW YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.
$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell
NEW YORK (AP) — $2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell.
South Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.
Libyan army says recaptures four barracks in Benghazi
By Ayman al-Warfalli BENGHAZI (Reuters) - Libyas army special forces have seized back four barracks from armed Islamist groups in the eastern city of Benghazi, a commander said on Friday, after two weeks of heavy fighting which has killed at
Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war
Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses
BENI Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - A crowd stoned to death a young man in northeast Congo on Friday before burning and eating his corpse, witnesses said, in apparent revenge for a series of attacks by Ugandan rebels. The
US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan
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Pompeii relic returned 50 years on
A woman from Canada hands back a stolen piece of the ruins of Pompeii more than 50 years after she put it into her bag.
Two bodies found after factory fire
Two bodies are found after blaze at fireworks factory in Stafford, UK, police say
Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate
Younus Khan records his fifth Test double century as Pakistan dominate the second and final match against Australia.
How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?
How common is propylene glycol in food and drink?
Meyiwa murder: Suspect in court
A suspect appears in court in South Africa over the killing of national football captain Senzo Meyiwa in a robbery.
BBC refuses to make Top Gear apology
The BBCs Head of TV refuses to make a formal apology over a Top Gear special filmed in Argentina, after demands from the countrys ambassador to the UK.
Westwood has hole-in-one on PGA Tour
Lee Westwood posts a hole-in-one in a second round 65 to move into third, three shots behind Billy Hurley III, in Kuala Lumpur.
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Too soon? Date set for presidential debate
Mark your calendars: The midterm elections arent yet been decided, but theres already a date scheduled for a 2016 presidential debate.
My mom deserved to die with dignity
As a woman whose parents had cancer, I have quite a few things to say about dying with dignity.
J.K. Rowling's new 'Harry Potter' tale
In honor of Halloween, J.K. Rowling is delving into the back story of one of Harry Potters more twisted Hogwarts professors.
How America is hurting itself
Despite the tireless efforts of many health professionals, progress against Ebola and other diseases has been slowed by federal budget cuts. To boost our efforts to prevent epidemics, federal investment in biomedical research should be revived.
What does justice mean for Ferguson?
The Michael Brown case has great significance because it is yet another in a growing line of tragedies that further demand a conversation about our civil liberties within the criminal justice system.
Temple Mount partially reopened
Israel partially reopened access to the Temple Mount for Muslim prayers Friday, a day after taking a rare step of closing it amid Israeli-Palestinian tensions following the shooting of a controversial rabbi and subsequent killing of a suspect.
Sistine Chapel gets AC, lights makeover
High above the altar in the Vaticans Sistine Chapel, Michelangelos masterpiece fresco is being seen in a new light.
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Medicare bought meds for dead people
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WorldViews: How pranks, assaults and social media led a French town to ban clowns for Halloween
Clowns are a perennial Halloween costume: Not particularly zeitgeisty or inspired, but timelessly creepy and easy to recognize. This Halloween, however, one town in France has other ideas. In a decree issued Oct. 28, just days before the big day, Pierre Dudieuzere, mayor of Vendargues, a
WorldViews: Letter to Obama: Don’t be fooled if Beijing’s skies are blue
When President Obama arrives in Beijing in November for an important Asia-Pacific summit, he shouldnt be surprised if the skies are a brilliant blue. The Chinese government is mounting a concerted campaign to make sure the capital’s infamous smog is
WorldViews: Happy Halloween! Here are 7 spooky images from the Middle Ages
There are times when Halloween seems very much a modern fad, what with the profusion of industrially-produced candy and the annual emergence of terrible costume ideas riffing off current events. But what frightens us is largely the same as what spooked peoples
WorldViews: Burkina Faso’s long-serving leader resigns — and why it 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
Israel reopens Jerusalem holy site amid rising tensions after activist shot
JERUSALEM — Israel partially reopened one of Islam’s holiest sites Friday amid soaring tensions that had Israeli security forces on high alert and the Palestinian president calling for a “day of rage.” Read full article >>
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
An Indian courthouse is investigating some unusual suspects: ghosts
NEW DELHI — Over the past year, a series of unusual events have occurred at a courthouse in eastern New Delhi. Books have disappeared, strange noises have been heard. Computers and lights have seemed to switch on by themselves. Read
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Judge issues order enforcing Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The confrontation between the state of Maine and a nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone heated up on Friday when a judge issued a temporary order enforcing a quarantine after she defied state officials and
U.S. consumer sentiment at highest since July 2007
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. consumer sentiment rose in October to its highest level since in more than seven years on growing optimism about the economy and more favorable personal financial expectations, a survey released on Friday showed.
Exxon, Chevron results boosted by refining as oil prices slip
(Reuters) - A surge in refining profits boosted quarterly results at Exxon Mobil Corp and Chevron Corp , helping to offset declining oil and gas production and falling crude oil prices.
U.S. third-quarter wage gains largest since 2008
WASHINGTON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - - U.S. labor costs rose more than expected in the third quarter as wages recorded their largest gain since 2008, a sign that a long-awaited pick-up in wage growth was underway.
U.S. consumer spending weakest in eight months, savings jump
WASHINGTON, (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending fell in September for the first time in eight months, suggesting the economy lost some momentum heading into the fourth quarter.
Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter
SURUC Turkey (Reuters) - U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter from neighboring Turkey.
Thousands denounce HSBC board member's likening of Hong Kong people to freed slaves
HONG KONG (Reuters) - Thousands have signed an online petition denouncing reported comments by an HSBC Holdings board member in which she likened Hong Kong protesters demands for democracy to the emancipation of slaves.
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Election countdown: You only thought it was ending Tuesday
USA TODAY brings you the election buzz for Friday, with just four days to go.       
Eric Frein to make first court appearance on cop-killing charge
Relieved local communities rescheduled canceled Halloween festivities after the fugitives capture.       
U.Va. kidnap suspect's lawyer seeks psych evaluation
Charges relate to a 2005 sexual assault.       
Man sought in ax attack on D.C. police officer
Officer wasnt hit with weapon but was injured trying to disarm the suspect.       
Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
Police said Muslim men over 50 and women of all ages could attend weekly prayers.       
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
Standoff has become nations most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.       
Hurry! NASA will send your name to Mars
Today is the last day to sign up to have your name sent to Mars.       
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Taken by Surprise: Police Got Lucky Stumbling on Elusive Cop Slayer
The Pike County District Attorney discusses the charges against accused copkiller Eric Frein, then police discuss how Frein was located, how he was able to find food and shelter, and the injuries on Freins face.
'Is This Sharp Enough?' Teen's Attack on Family Detailed
A Michigan girl accused of conspiring with her adult boyfriend to stab her family to death will undergo a forensic exam to see if she is competent.
'Vacancy of Power': Cheers as Burkina Faso Chief Quits
Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore announced his resignation and called for a 90-day transition to free and transparent elections.
North Korea's Top Gun? Kim Tries Fighter Jet for Size
Kim Jong Un took charge of a flight drill conducted by North Koreas air force Thursday and praised the pilots for demonstrating the high art of aviation.
Shazam for the Birds: New App Names That Tweet
Cant tell the difference between a mistle thrush and a chaffinch, a parakeet and a pigeon? A mobile app is in the works that can identify bird songs.
Captured Ambush Suspect Eric Frein Appears in Court
Frein,31, was found hiding out in an abandoned hangar Thursday in the Pennsylvania woods, about seven weeks after allegedly killing a state trooper.
Maine Nurse Ordered to Stay Three Feet Away From People
Kaci Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, maintains that her rights are being violated.
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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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11 Ways to Trick People Into Thinking Your Regular Clothes Are a Halloween Costume
Youll be asked what you are so many times, you can test them all!
Microsoft to Mac Users: Happy Halloween, Here’s a New Outlook for Mac
Available only to Office 365 subscribers
See What You Missed This Week
Here are four of the biggest stories for the last week of October
Obama Dashes Adult Hopes on Halloween for Presidential M&Ms
Rhode Island college students disappointed, but the candy is not for them
Why Kids Who Eat Junk Food Early Prefer It Later in Life
Early exposure can influence children to prefer those same foods growing up
U.S. Stocks Open Higher Following Asia Gains
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. The Standard & Poor’s 500 index rose 18 points, or 0.9 percent, to 2,012 as of 9:35
How to Draw a Perfect Circle Freehand
The technique is so simple
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NYPD Confidential: Why Philip Banks is stepping down
The NYPD’s highest-ranking black officer abruptly resigned Friday.
Starbucks plans delivery after sales fall short
After reporting disappointing quarterly sales Thursday, Starbucks said it will offer a delivery option on its mobile app in select areas of the U.S starting next year. The Seattle-based company declined to provide more details, but has been pushing to get
Philip Banks III resigns from the NYPD, law enforcement official says
Philip Banks III, the highest ranking black member of the NYPD, is quitting his job as chief of department and resigning from the force on the eve of a promotion, according to a high-ranked law enforcement official.
Maine gets temporary court order to restrict movements of nurse who treated Ebola patients
Maine health officials obtained a 24-hour court order restricting Kaci Hickoxs movement after the nurse repeatedly defied the states quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
Pennsylvania trooper ambush suspect appears in court
Onlookers shouted Are you sorry? and Why did you do it? at the suspect in a fatal ambush on a Pennsylvania state police barracks as troopers led him from his first court appearance Friday following a grueling seven-week manhunt.
Trucker faces tickets after margarine truck crashes, catches fire, cops say
A Florida trucker accused of crashing into an overpass while using a Connecticut-New York parkway restricted to cars faces several New York traffic summonses.
Maine goes to court to limit movement of nurse who treated Ebola patients
Maine health officials have asked a court to limit the movements of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a voluntary quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.
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