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Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman
Oct 30, 2014   03:48 PM  50 minutes ago  Reuters: Politics
BOSTON (Reuters) – Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died at age 71 from cancer, a former spokesman said on Thursday.

Comcast to U.S. senator: no plans to create Internet ‘fast lanes’
Oct 30, 2014   03:41 PM  57 minutes ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Comcast Corp has no plans to create “fast lanes” for any Internet websites or applications, the top U.S. cable and broadband provider reassured the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee chairman in a recent letter.

Only top legislators informed of White House computer attack
Oct 30, 2014   03:34 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An attack by hackers on a White House computer network earlier this month was considered so sensitive that only a small group of senior Congressional leaders were initially notified about it, U.S. officials said on…

Crist sees slight lead over Scott in Florida race for governor: poll
Oct 30, 2014   01:49 PM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
TALLAHASSEE Fla. (Reuters) – Former Governor Charlie Crist holds a large edge among independent voters, giving him a narrow lead over incumbent Republican Governor Rick Scott in their bid for the nation’s largest swing state, a statewide…

U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health
Oct 30, 2014   10:57 AM  5 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. voters’ readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election.

U.S. governor races could determine swing states’ fiscal health
Oct 30, 2014   05:35 AM  11 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – U.S. voters’ readiness to face tough issues such as pension reform rather than simply kick the can further down the road will be put to the test next week as two-thirds of state governor posts go up for election.

CNN

Politicians live it up and have the lobbyists pay
Oct 30, 2014   03:15 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
On any given weekend, lobbyists in Washington head for the airport to jet off to luxurious locations across the country.

Cruz: We don’t need another Romney or McCain in 2016
Oct 30, 2014   01:46 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Republicans are doomed in 2016 if they again nominate a candidate like Mitt Romney or John McCain, Sen. Ted Cruz said Thursday.

Which president is ‘Darth Vader meets LBJ’?
Oct 30, 2014   01:15 PM  3 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Michel Gill and Jayne Atkinson from “House of Cards” discuss the political role models they use for their characters.

Hillary Clinton: Not answering questions should be ‘disqualifying’
Oct 30, 2014   12:21 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Hillary Clinton swiped Republican Senate hopeful Joni Ernst on Wednesday for canceling a meeting with the Des Moines Register Editorial Board last week, telling a labor audience that not answering “tough questions” is “disqualifying” in …

Hillary Clinton could end up alone in Iowa
Oct 30, 2014   12:20 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Imagine if Iowa held a caucus and nobody but Hillary Clinton showed up.

These men really don’t like each other
Oct 30, 2014   12:10 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
A personal dislike between President Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is starting to spill over into Mideast policy.

Washington Post

GovBeat: Surge in past week increases campaign spending for the year on state supreme court TV ads by about a third
Oct 30, 2014   04:02 PM  36 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Overall spending on TV ads in state supreme court races stands at $12.1 million for the year, a $3 million increase over the past week, according to a new report . Outside groups roughly doubled their ad spending in the past week, with r…

The Fix: How ‘Dodd-Frank’ is becoming the new ‘Obamacare’
Oct 30, 2014   03:44 PM  54 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
If you don’t know what the Dodd-Frank Act is, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) told an audience last weekend, “it’s Obamacare for banks.” Ryan, outgoing chairman of the House Budget Committee, was echoing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R…

Presidential run not off the table for Paul Ryan
Oct 30, 2014   03:35 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
MONROE, Wis. — Rep. Paul Ryan sat in the front booth of Baumgartner’s Cheese Shop and Tavern on a recent weekday, his wiry frame hunched over a plate filled with slices of smoked Gouda. He waved me over to take a seat. When the waitress …

Presidential run not off the table for Paul Ryan
Oct 30, 2014   03:35 PM  1 hour ago  White House: Latest White House News, Headlines, Analysis & More – The Washington Post
MONROE, Wis. — Rep. Paul Ryan sat in the front booth of Baumgartner’s Cheese Shop and Tavern on a recent weekday, his wiry frame hunched over a plate filled with slices of smoked Gouda. He waved me over to take a seat. When the waitress …

Monkey Cage: Opinion polls can be self-fulfilling prophecies
Oct 30, 2014   03:27 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Public opinion sometimes changes quickly over relatively short periods of time. For instance, support for same-sex marriage has substantially increased to becoming a majority view over the past few years, while support for the death pena…

The return of the non-endorsement endorsement
Oct 30, 2014   03:26 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Here’s the good news for Sen. Kay Hagan (D-N.C.) and Rep. Michael Grimm (R-N.Y.): They were just endorsed by influential local newspapers. Here’s the bad news: On first read, it’s hard to tell which candidate in either race these papers …

Reuters

Illinois man ordered freed after serving 15 years for murder
Oct 30, 2014   04:03 PM  35 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
CHICAGO (Reuters) – A man who had served 15 years in prison for murder was ordered freed on Thursday after a judge dismissed charges at the request of prosecutors amid doubts over the man’s confession in a controversial 1982 case that he…

Small airplane crashes at airport in Wichita, Kansas: FAA
Oct 30, 2014   03:53 PM  45 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
WICHITA Kan. (Reuters) – A small airplane crashed into a building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas on Thursday morning causing an explosion and fire, a spokeswoman for the Federal Aviation Administration said.

Thomas Menino, Boston’s longest-serving mayor, dies at 71: spokesman
Oct 30, 2014   03:48 PM  50 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
BOSTON (Reuters) – Thomas Menino, the longest-serving mayor in Boston history who led the city after the 2013 marathon bombing, has died at age 71 from cancer, a former spokesman said on Thursday.

U.S. nurse defies Maine’s Ebola quarantine, takes bike ride
Oct 30, 2014   03:47 PM  51 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone but has tested negative for the virus ventured out of her home in Maine and took a bike ride on Thursday, defying a quarantine order and setting up a legal collision with sta…

Two brothers arrested in North Carolina courthouse shooting
Oct 30, 2014   03:15 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) – Two brothers were in police custody on Thursday in connection with a shooting outside a North Carolina courthouse that critically wounded two people, police said.

Maine nurse defies state Ebola quarantine, leaves home
Oct 30, 2014   03:05 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A nurse in Maine, vowing not to be bullied by politicians and threatening to sue the New England state over an Ebola quarantine she calls scientifically unsound, defied the order and left her home for a bike ride on Thursday,…

CNN

Plane hits building at Wichita airport
Oct 30, 2014   04:12 PM  26 minutes ago  CNN.com – U.S.
At least two people are dead and four injured after a plane crashed into the Flight Safety building at Mid-Continent Airport in Wichita, Kansas, Wichita Fire Chief Ron Blackwell says. Several people remain unaccounted for.

Missing Broncos fan went for a walk
Oct 30, 2014   03:29 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A Denver Broncos fan who disappeared during a game five days ago simply had “had his fill of football” and decided to take a walk to “somewhere warmer,” police said Wednesday.

Report: Plane hits building at Wichita airport
Oct 30, 2014   03:28 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A plane appears to have crashed at a building at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport in southern Kansas on Thursday morning.

This Cowboys fan is about to be attacked
Oct 30, 2014   03:01 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A Dallas Cowboys fan catches attack on camera. KTVT has the story.

Ferguson police chief’s 5 big problems
Oct 30, 2014   02:45 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The police chief in Ferguson, Missouri, is in hot water. He’s been under intense scrutiny ever since a white officer in his department fatally shot African-American teenager Michael Brown.

Woman in catcall video: ‘Not unique’
Oct 30, 2014   02:04 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
What started as an expose of the harassment women face in public has turned into online death and rape threats against the woman in the video.

MSNBC

Plane Crashes Into Building at Kansas Airport
Oct 30, 2014   03:58 PM  39 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A small airplane plowed into a building at an airport in Kansas after losing engine power on takeoff Thursday.

Former Boston Mayor Tom Menino Dies at Age 71
Oct 30, 2014   03:54 PM  44 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Menino was the longest-serving mayor of Boston. A week ago, he announced he was stopping chemotherapy and other treatments for inoperable cancer.

Watch Live: Plane Crash at Wichita Airport
Oct 30, 2014   03:22 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A plane crashes at the Wichita airport.

Up-Close Look at Lava Oozing Toward Homes
Oct 30, 2014   03:03 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A river of molten rock, reaching temperatures near 2,000 degrees, slowly creeps near homes in Pahoa, Hawaii.

Watch Live: Court Hearing For Aaron Hernandez – Noon ET
Oct 30, 2014   02:48 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Change of venue hearing in murder case against former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez,.

What Quarantine? Maine Nurse Defies Authorities With Bike Ride
Oct 30, 2014   02:45 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Hickox left the house in Fort Kent where she has been holed up and went out for the ride with her boyfriend, Ted Wilbur.

Fox News

Prosecutor says hack was responsible for tweet on grand jury information about Ferguson case
Oct 30, 2014   03:45 PM  53 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
St. Louis County prosecutor Bob McCulloch says a tweet suggesting insider information on the grand jury investigating the Ferguson police officer who shot Michael Brown was the result of someone hacking a woman’s Twitter account.

Small plane crashes into airport in Kansas
Oct 30, 2014   03:44 PM  54 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A small plane has crashed at Wichita’s Mid-Continent Airport, sending up huge plumes of black smoke that can be seen for miles around the city.

Halloween canceled as manhunt for Pennsylvania ambush suspect continues
Oct 30, 2014   03:40 PM  58 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
There won’t be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for suspect accused of killing a state trooper.

Judge orders release of prisoner whose confession helped free death row inmate in 1999
Oct 30, 2014   03:16 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A Cook County judge ordered the immediate release Thursday of a prisoner whose confession had helped free a death row inmate in a 1982 double killing.

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site
Oct 30, 2014   03:03 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked Colonial-era cemetery?

Judge won’t toss most charges against New Mexico teens accused of fatally beating homeless men
Oct 30, 2014   03:02 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A judge has refused to throw out most of the charges against three New Mexico teenagers accused of beating two homeless men to death with cinderblocks and other objects.

Reuters

Fathers of missing Mexican students blast president after meeting
Oct 30, 2014   04:33 PM  5 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – Angry fathers of 43 Mexican students missing for the past month turned on President Enrique Pena Nieto on Wednesday, accusing his government of deceit, fostering impunity and bungling the search for their sons.

Anti-Muslim bullying on rise after Canada attacks, group says
Oct 30, 2014   04:28 PM  10 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
OTTAWA (Reuters) – Reports of anti-Muslim harassment have risen in Canada after attacks last week in which two soldiers were killed by people authorities say were inspired by militant group Islamic State.

Kerry says reported U.S. slur of Israel’s Netanyahu ‘damaging’
Oct 30, 2014   04:26 PM  12 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The description of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a “chickenshit” by an anonymous U.S. official as quoted in a U.S. magazine this week was disgraceful and damaging, Secretary of State John Kerry said …

UK’s opposition Labour faces collapse in support in Scotland: poll
Oct 30, 2014   04:24 PM  14 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
LONDON/EDINBURGH (Reuters) – Britain’s opposition Labour party could be almost wiped out in Scotland at a UK-wide election next year, a poll showed on Thursday, raising questions about its ability to defeat Prime Minister David Cameron’s…

East Ukraine separatists hold vote to gain legitimacy, promise normalcy
Oct 30, 2014   04:14 PM  24 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
DONETSK Ukraine (Reuters) – On a campaign trip, the leader of the self-proclaimed Donetsk People’s Republic lit candles at a Russian Orthodox Church and kissed icons of Jesus and the Virgin Mary before dashing off to meet about 100 voter…

Boko Haram seize northeast Nigerian town, dozens killed: witnesses
Oct 30, 2014   04:01 PM  37 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MAIDUGURI/YOLA Nigeria (Reuters) – Boko Haram militants have seized control of the northeast Nigerian town of Mubi, killing dozens of people and forcing thousands to flee, witnesses said.

CNN

Report: North Korean officials shot for watching TV
Oct 30, 2014   03:24 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.

N. Koreans shot for watching TV
Oct 30, 2014   03:03 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.

Report: Officials shot for watching TV
Oct 30, 2014   03:03 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
According to South Korean reports, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un executed party officials for watching soap operas.

Abbas: Closing Jerusalem holy site means war
Oct 30, 2014   02:59 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – World
Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City closed Thursday “to prevent disturbances.”

5 amazing places in Iran
Oct 30, 2014   02:24 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – World
It might not be on everyone’s travel radar, but Iran has a well-worn tourist circuit, encompassing attractions in the ancient cities of Shiraz and Isfahan.

They really don’t like each other
Oct 30, 2014   02:17 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu haven’t liked each other for years — they just aren’t bothering to hide it anymore.

MSNBC

Americans gear up to help Philippines
Nov 12, 2013   12:38 AM  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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  11 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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