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Reuters

Obama seeks to restore trust with disappointed Latinos
Oct 02, 2014   05:05 AM  5 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – After enraging Latino voters last month by delaying promised immigration reforms, President Barack Obama is expected to assure Hispanic-American lawmakers on Thursday that he is on their side and help is on the way.

Secret Service director resigns under fire
Oct 01, 2014   11:22 PM  10 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

Secret Service director resigns under fire
Oct 01, 2014   10:09 PM  12 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that exposed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

U.S. appeals court blocks parts of new North Carolina voter law
Oct 01, 2014   09:00 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
CHARLOTTE N.C. (Reuters) – A U.S. appeals court blocked parts of a new North Carolina voter law on Wednesday, ruling just weeks ahead of the November elections that voting restrictions considered among the harshest in the country would d…

N.Y. state lawmaker accused of abusing travel, campaign funds
Oct 01, 2014   08:37 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York state assemblyman who is running unopposed for his 11th term in a district in the New York City borough of Queens was arrested on Wednesday on charges of stealing campaign funds and abusing the state’s tra…

Secret Service director Pierson resigns under fire
Oct 01, 2014   08:34 PM  13 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson resigned under fire on Wednesday after a series of security lapses came to light that showed gaping holes in the protective cocoon around President Barack Obama.

CNN

GOP shoots for get-things-done image
Oct 02, 2014   01:19 AM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Rand Paul plays up Ebola fears
Oct 01, 2014   10:27 PM  11 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that experts and government officials are downplaying the Ebola threat, and he speculated whether the U.S. may end up with a “whole ship full” of American soldiers infected with the virus.

Who is Julia Pierson?
Oct 01, 2014   08:11 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Julia Pierson became the first female director of the U.S. Secret Service in March 2013, tapped to change the culture of an agency that was then marred by a Colombian prostitution scandal.

The great American freakout
Oct 01, 2014   08:07 PM  14 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
The whole country seems to have an overriding sense of fear of terrorism in general and ISIS in particular.

White House: We appreciate Pierson’s service
Oct 01, 2014   08:05 PM  14 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest comments on Secret Service Director Julia Pierson’s resignation.

Secret Service vague with fence-jumper details
Oct 01, 2014   07:52 PM  14 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
The U.S. Secret Service offered only vague information in federal court about how deep accused fence-jumper Omar Gonzalez got into the White House, in contrast to the dramatic account of the intruder’s dash through the building that was …

Washington Post

Growing evidence that Obama’s decision to wait on immigration is hurting Democrats
Oct 02, 2014   10:00 AM  11 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Less than a month after President Obama announced he would delay using his executive authority to reform immigration laws, there is evidence that the decision is doing exactly what he hoped to avoid: hurting Democrats. Read full article …

Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted
Oct 02, 2014   02:25 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is …

Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted
Oct 02, 2014   02:25 AM  7 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The resignation of Secret Service Director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is …

Possible misconduct by grand juror in Michael Brown case
Oct 02, 2014   02:12 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The St. Louis County prosecutor’s office is investigating an accusation of misconduct on the grand jury that is hearing the case against the Ferguson police officer who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown. Read full article >>

Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted
Oct 02, 2014   01:00 AM  9 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is …

Pierson failed to provide fresh start for Secret Service that administration wanted
Oct 02, 2014   01:00 AM  9 hours ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The resignation of Secret Service director Julia Pierson and the launch of a top-to-bottom review of the agency Wednesday are an acknowledgment by President Obama of what he has long denied: that the force charged with protecting him is …

Reuters

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
Oct 02, 2014   09:04 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
DALLAS (Reuters) – Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled int…

Prosecutor investigates grand jury in Ferguson shooting: NY Times
Oct 02, 2014   08:39 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – The St. Louis County prosecutor is investigating the grand jury that is considering whether to indict the Ferguson police officer whose fatal shooting of an unarmed black teenager has ignited weeks of protests, the New York T…

Dallas Cowboys player investigated for alleged sex assault: ESPN
Oct 02, 2014   07:38 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A Dallas Cowboys player is under investigation for an alleged sexual assault that occurred in the team’s hotel last month, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Man, hostage killed following California standoff
Oct 02, 2014   07:15 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A man who took a woman and her two young children hostage in their southern California home was shot dead by police after apparently shooting the woman, who later died, police said on Wednesday.

Dallas Ebola patient vomited outside apartment on way to hospital
Oct 02, 2014   06:47 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
DALLAS (Reuters) – Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, the man who is the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex as he was bundled int…

Bail hearing postponed for suspect in Virginia student’s disappearance
Oct 02, 2014   05:53 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A bail hearing for the suspect charged in the disappearance of 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was rescheduled for Dec. 4, his attorney said on Wednesday.

CNN

Mayor: Up to 20 people being monitored in U.S. Ebola case
Oct 02, 2014   09:43 AM  27 minutes ago  CNN.com – U.S.
America’s first diagnosed Ebola victim is contained, but three things are still spreading: fear, frustration and the search for his contacts.

Texas girl missing 12 years is found
Oct 02, 2014   02:48 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely in Mexico.

Child with enterovirus 68 dies in Rhode Island
Oct 02, 2014   02:38 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A child with a staph infection and enterovirus D68 has died in Rhode Island, the state’s health department said Wednesday.

Watch Thursday’s show!
Oct 01, 2014   11:17 PM  10 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
October 2, 2014

Guilty verdict in loud-music murder trial
Oct 01, 2014   08:14 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The jury has reached a verdict in Michael Dunn’s “loud-music” murder trial after about five hours of deliberation.

Texas girl missing 12 years is found
Oct 01, 2014   08:11 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Sabrina Allen, a Texas girl allegedly kidnapped by her noncustodial mother 12 years ago, was recovered safely in Mexico.

MSNBC

U.S. Ebola Patient ‘Not a Failure of Screening’
Oct 02, 2014   09:30 AM  40 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Dr. Tom Kenyon, senior CDC official, said U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan had no signs of symptoms when he flew from Liberia.

Ebola Patient’s Nephew: I Had to Call CDC to Get Proper Treatment
Oct 02, 2014   08:40 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. wasn’t appropriately treated until a relative called the federal government, his nephew said.

This Octogenarian Jewel Thief Is Back Behind Bars
Oct 02, 2014   08:19 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Octogenarian jewel thief Doris Payne is headed to court Thursday in connection with an alleged probation violation.

Mom Gets 26 Years for Killing, Dismembering Boyfriend
Oct 02, 2014   08:07 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A Southern California woman found guilty of stabbing her longtime boyfriend to death and dismembering him was sentenced to 26 years to life in prison.

Ebola Patient Vomited ‘All Over,’ Witness Tells Reuters
Oct 02, 2014   07:59 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Two days after he was sent home from a Dallas hospital, Thomas Eric Duncan was seen vomiting on the ground outside an apartment complex.

Ebola Patient’s Nephew: I Had to Call CDC to Get Proper Treatment
Oct 02, 2014   07:49 AM  2 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The first person diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. wasn’t appropriately treated until a relative called the federal government, his nephew said.

Fox News

A farewell to clothes? Union says Irish soldiers need more uniforms, scrounge from comrades
Oct 02, 2014   08:30 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Legend has it that Celtic warriors once charged into battle naked.

Details of US Ebola patient’s route to Dalls from Liberia revealed
Oct 02, 2014   08:26 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.

Tweet about Ferguson grand jury sparks misconduct probe
Oct 02, 2014   07:16 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Prosecutors are investigating a Twitter post claiming that grand jurors hearing evidence in the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old near St. Louis haven’t seen enough evidence to justify prosecuting the officer.

Man charged with abducting missing Va. student due in court on misdemeanor traffic charges
Oct 02, 2014   07:15 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The man charged with abducting a missing University of Virginia student is due in court on reckless driving charges.

Suspect in Hannah Graham case was accused of sex assaults at two Va. schools
Oct 02, 2014   07:00 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The man charged with kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was accused of separate sexual assaults at two other Virginia universities while an undergraduate, according to a published report. 

Suspect in Hannah Graham case reportedly was accused of sex assaults at two Va. schools
Oct 02, 2014   07:00 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The man charged with kidnapping University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was accused of separate sexual assaults at two other Virginia universities while an undergraduate, according to a published report. 

Reuters

Islamic State presses assault on Syrian border town, Kurds warn Turkey
Oct 02, 2014   09:30 AM  40 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
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 draggin…

U.N. nuclear watchdog pushes for headway in Iran inquiry: diplomats
Oct 02, 2014   09:24 AM  46 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
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
Oct 02, 2014   09:13 AM  57 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
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 Thursday.

Islamic State committing ‘staggering’ violations in Iraq: U.N. report
Oct 02, 2014   09:11 AM  59 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
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 o…

Prolonged Hong Kong protest could harm financial image, says envoy
Oct 02, 2014   09:09 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
HONG KONG (Reuters) – A top Chinese envoy warned that drawn-out pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong could tarnish the city’s reputation as one of the world’s leading financial hubs, as defiant protesters vowed on Thursday they would not …

Modi aims to shake up sanitation with Clean India drive
Oct 02, 2014   08:55 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
NEW DELHI (Reuters) – His hands protected by torn orange gloves, Dalbira Singh has a grim job scraping waste from train toilets from the tracks at New Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin station, a few minutes from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s o…

CNN

Wonder Woman, Jesus and Obama via for votes in Brazil
Oct 02, 2014   09:35 AM  35 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
Forget kissing babies, to win office in Brazil you may have to leap a building in a single bound.

Turkey to vote today on joining fight against ISIS
Oct 02, 2014   09:32 AM  38 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
Is a possible threat to an ancient tomb at the heart of Turkey’s debate whether to step up its role in the fight against ISIS?

India’s human waste removers
Oct 02, 2014   09:32 AM  38 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
I normally don’t dwell on what I am going to wear before I go on a shoot. It’s usually something presentable, comfortable and preferably in a bright “TV” color that makes my cameraman Rajesh happy.

Once-massive Aral Sea dries up to almost nothing
Oct 02, 2014   09:32 AM  38 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
The Aral Sea was once the world’s fourth-largest lake. Now much of it is a vast toxic desert straddling the borders of Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan, two former Soviet states in central Asia.

Desperate, disgusted but proud — India’s human waste removers
Oct 02, 2014   09:31 AM  40 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
I normally don’t dwell on what I am going to wear before I go on a shoot. It’s usually something presentable, comfortable and preferably in a bright “TV” color that makes my cameraman Rajesh happy.

Could an ancient tomb’s future decide whether Turkey will fight ISIS?
Oct 02, 2014   09:29 AM  41 minutes ago  CNN.com – World
Is a possible threat to an ancient tomb at the heart of Turkey’s debate whether to step up its role in the fight against ISIS?

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
From military veterans and U.S. troops to grassroots Filipino-American organizations, people across the country geared up to do what they could to help after one of largest storms ever barreled through the Philippines over the weekend an…

Video: Hundreds attend 99-year-old UK veteran’s funeral
Nov 12, 2013   12:15 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
A veteran of the RAF during World War II, Harold Jellicoe Percival’s funeral was attended by hundreds of Britons even though they never knew him. An ad in a local paper encouraged attendees, because he had no living family members. NBC’s…

Video: Typhoon’s winds stronger than Hurricane Katrina
Nov 12, 2013   12:09 AM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Typhoon Haiyan may be among the biggest ever recorded, peaking at more than 200 mph with a 20-foot storm surge. NBC’s Tom Costello reports. (Nightly News)

Video: Tacloban residents struggle without food, water
Nov 11, 2013   11:54 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
The Philippine city of Tacloban is ground zero in an area completely wiped out by the fast-moving, ferocious typhoon. People are desperate for aid, and have no access to food, shelter or water. NBC’s Harry Smith reports. (Nightly News)

Doctors haunted by typhoon victims they couldn’t help
Nov 11, 2013   11:53 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
TACLOBAN, Philippines — Days after the super-typhoon Haiyan roared ashore here and laid waste to the Philippine island of Leyte, the roads remain blocked, the airports closed, the ferries aren’t running — and a public health crisis is un…

Typhoon pushed the limits — bigger storms ahead
Nov 11, 2013   11:05 PM  10 months ago  MSNBC.com: World News
Experts say Typhoon Haiyan was about as strong as it could theoretically get when it swept through the Philippines, but storm intensity limits are on the rise.

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