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Reuters

Former U.S. president candidate Hart to be representative for Northern Ireland
Oct 21, 2014   10:33 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Tuesday named former Senator Gary Hart as his representative on Northern Ireland, nearly 30 years after the Democratic politician’s bid for the U.S. presidency was cut short by…

More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags
Oct 21, 2014   10:29 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: Politics
DETROIT (Reuters) – The recall crisis involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel is growing, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars.

More lawsuits filed against Honda, Takata over air bags
Oct 21, 2014   08:46 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
DETROIT (Reuters) – The recall crisis is growing involving Takata-made air bags exploding with too much force and spraying vehicle occupants with metal shrapnel, with two more lawsuits filed over accidents in older Honda cars.

U.S. House panel seeks NHTSA briefing on Takata air bag defects
Oct 21, 2014   08:17 PM  3 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee has asked a federal regulator to provide a briefing on its investigation into automobile air bags manufactured by Takata Corp., a committee aide said on Tuesday.

Head of municipal securities office at U.S. SEC to leave agency
Oct 21, 2014   04:47 PM  7 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The director of the office of municipal securities at the Securities and Exchange Commission, John Cross, will leave his post in November to return to the U.S. Treasury Office of Tax Policy, the agency said on Tues…

U.S. Republicans look to gain election ground on Ebola
Oct 21, 2014   03:45 PM  8 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
CHICAGO (Reuters) – Ebola has moved to the front of campaign issues before U.S. November elections, as fear and criticism of the government’s response to cases of the virus in the United States opened a new line of Republican attacks aga…

CNN

7 things to watch
Oct 21, 2014   10:36 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off for the third and final time Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

The ‘why bother?’ election
Oct 21, 2014   09:44 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics

Chicago man to Obama: ‘Don’t touch my girlfriend’
Oct 21, 2014   09:05 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Even the President of the United States has to deal with jealous boyfriends.

CNN Florida governor debate: 7 things to watch
Oct 21, 2014   08:55 PM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Florida Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist face off for the third and final time Tuesday night in a debate hosted by CNN and Jacksonville affiliate WJXT.

Ex-counterterror chief: U.S. lost track of terrorists after Snowden
Oct 21, 2014   07:46 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Ripping the cover off top-secret U.S. surveillance programs pushed foreign terrorists underground and out of intelligence services’ reach, a former top intelligence official said Tuesday.

Michelle Obama addresses Braley-Bailey incident
Oct 21, 2014   07:29 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Democrat Bruce Braley is running a tough campaign against Republican Joni Ernst in Iowa for an open U.S. Senate seat.

Washington Post

In the Loop: Ebola czar is new, but fight over qualifications is old Washington
Oct 21, 2014   11:26 PM  28 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
In Washington, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Republicans have harshly criticized President Obama ’s pick last week of veteran Washington insider Ron Klain as the new Ebola czar, blasting his lack of public health c…

The Fix: 7 things you didn’t read today (but should have)
Oct 21, 2014   10:07 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
1. When young people move move away from Iowa, who’s left to vote — and which party do they support? Michael Barbaro looks at how demographic erosion might affect the Senate race. 2. Conservative donors had not expected Democratic super…

The Fix: Can you find Mitch McConnell in this picture?
Oct 21, 2014   09:27 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
This is what it looks like when Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) plays “Where’s Waldo.” Or, more accurately, “Where’s Addison.” (It’s important that you know that McConnell’s real name is Addison for that joke to work.) OK….

Hillary Clinton stumps for Udall in Colorado, calling race ‘especially important’ for women
Oct 21, 2014   09:09 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
AURORA, Colo. – Asserting that women’s reproductive rights are more at risk than at any time in the past 40 years, Hillary Rodham Clinton made an impassioned plea to the women of Colorado here Tuesday to reelect embattled Sen. Mark Udall…

GovBeat: Pennsylvania governor signs victim’s rights law following Mumia Abu-Jamal commencement address
Oct 21, 2014   09:07 PM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett signed a new law   Tuesday which will allow prosecutors and victims of a violent crime to sue the offender for “conduct which perpetuates the continuing effect of the crime on the victim.” Read full article …

Michelle Obama pokes fun at herself for botching Bruce Braley’s name
Oct 21, 2014   08:37 PM  3 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
First lady Michelle Obama was in Iowa to campaign for Rep. Bruce Braley (D-Iowa) on Tuesday. This time she said he his name correctly. When the first lady stumped for the Senate hopeful earlier this month, she called him “Bruce Bailey” s…

Reuters

U.S. to funnel travelers from Ebola-hit region through five airports
Oct 21, 2014   11:05 PM  50 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
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 …

Florida teenager arrested for child molestation and pornography
Oct 21, 2014   10:50 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) – A 16-year-old Florida boy remained in jail on Tuesday on a $802,500 bond following his arrest on more than 100 charges related to molesting a child and creating pornography, according to authorities.

Girl who died at Ohio haunted house attraction had heart condition: official
Oct 21, 2014   10:35 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – A teenage girl who died after collapsing at a haunted house attraction in Ohio had a pre-existing heart condition, an official said on Tuesday.

Arizona jury hears arguments in Arias death penalty trial
Oct 21, 2014   10:27 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
PHOENIX (Reuters) – Jodi Arias, convicted in a sensational Arizona murder trial last year of killing her ex-boyfriend, returned to court on Tuesday for the re-start of penalty proceedings, with her lawyer describing his client as trouble…

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home
Oct 21, 2014   10:12 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

Three Denver girls reportedly en route to Turkey detained, sent home
Oct 21, 2014   10:09 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Three teenage girls from Denver who had been missing since last week and were reported to be traveling to Turkey were picked up in Germany and sent back home, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.

CNN

Sinatra hangout becoming toxic threat
Oct 21, 2014   07:18 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The Salton Sea in Southern California used to be a hangout for Sinatra. It is now drying up and has become a toxic threat.

He dressed the stars
Oct 21, 2014   07:04 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.

Wreck of WWII German U-boat found
Oct 21, 2014   06:49 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

Wreck of WWII German U-boat found off North Carolina
Oct 21, 2014   06:18 PM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

Police: Indiana man could be serial killer
Oct 21, 2014   05:29 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The investigation of a man suspected in the deaths of at least seven women in northwest Indiana could expand to other states and stretch back decades, authorities said.

He dressed the stars
Oct 21, 2014   04:45 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.

MSNBC

NBC News Freelancer Declared Free of Ebola
Oct 21, 2014   11:15 PM  40 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The cameraman diagnosed with Ebola while working in Liberia as a freelancer for NBC News will be allowed to leave a biocontainment unit Wednesday.

Website to Look Up Recalled Cars Crashes
Oct 21, 2014   11:11 PM  43 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The government search site for drivers to look up whether their cars have been recalled because of air bag problems remained down Tuesday night.

U.S. Girls Stopped in Germany, Apparerntly En Route to Syria
Oct 21, 2014   11:06 PM  48 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The three girls, 15 and 16, were stopped in Germany over the weekend and sent home — and there are indications the girls planned to go to Syria.

Nurse With Ebola Upgraded to Good Condition
Oct 21, 2014   11:03 PM  51 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
No further information was made public, but federal health officials said Nina Pham was grateful for her nationwide outpouring of support.

Boy Raises $800K to Fight Friend’s Rare Disease
Oct 21, 2014   11:03 PM  52 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
The money is funding research at the University of Florida led by Dr. David Weinstein, who says a cure for the disease is on the horizon.

FBI: Three American Girls May Have Been Trying to Join ISIS
Oct 21, 2014   10:56 PM  59 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Three American teenagers were detained at an airport in Germany while apparently on their way to join ISIS in Syria.

Fox News

Lawyer for victims says website has no immunity since it helps pimps write successful ads
Oct 21, 2014   11:00 PM  55 minutes ago  FOXNews.com
A lawyer for Backpage.com told Washington’s Supreme Court that a lawsuit filed by three sex trafficking victims should be thrown out because the website has immunity under a federal communications law.

Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch
Oct 21, 2014   10:45 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A Colorado man plans to plead guilty to killing a Montana teacher in a case that drew attention to the darker side of the Northern Plains’ oil boom.

US authorities say head of Mexico’s Gulf Cartel in custody; makes court appearance in Texas
Oct 21, 2014   10:15 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
U.S. authorities say they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico’s most violent drug trafficking rings.

$8 million for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar who was trainer at Pennsylvania school
Oct 21, 2014   09:13 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than …

Reputed former Philadelphia mob boss summoned for parole violation hearing, could be jailed
Oct 21, 2014   08:56 PM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob could face more prison time after a judge ordered him to sit for a parole violation hearing Friday.

At least 2,207 US military deaths in Afghanistan since 2001
Oct 21, 2014   08:15 PM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
As of Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at least 2,207 members of the U.S. military had died in Afghanistan as a result of the U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan in late 2001, according to an Associated Press count.

Reuters

Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding
Oct 21, 2014   11:02 PM  52 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups.

Chilean president’s landmark education reform passes first hurdle
Oct 21, 2014   10:54 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
SANTIAGO (Reuters) – Chilean President Michelle Bachelet’s landmark education reform passed its first major hurdle on Tuesday after the Lower House approved the bill and sent it on to the Senate, where a heated debate awaits.

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq’s Anbar province a key battleground again
Oct 21, 2014   10:49 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target – Iraq’s wes…

Consumed by Islamic State, Iraq’s Anbar province a key battleground again
Oct 21, 2014   10:35 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
BAGHDAD (Reuters) – In recent weeks, the world has watched the battle to save Syria’s border town of Kobani from Islamic State. But the radical jihadists have for longer been engulfing another strategically more vital target – Iraq’s wes…

In Afghan north, Taliban gains ground and courts local support
Oct 21, 2014   10:06 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
KUNDUZ CITY Afghanistan (Reuters) – Sardar, a 23-year-old working in his brother’s barber shop in the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, said local officials had asked for bribes to resolve a long-running family dispute over land.

Pistorius starts five-year term for killing Reeva Steenkamp
Oct 21, 2014   09:57 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
PRETORIA (Reuters) – Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius started his five-year jail sentence on Tuesday for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, marking the end of a trial that has gripped South Africa and millions around …

CNN

Wreck of WWII German U-boat found
Oct 21, 2014   07:03 PM  4 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A World War II German U-boat, sunk during the Battle of the Atlantic more than 72 years ago, has been discovered off the coast of North Carolina, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Tuesday.

American released from North Korea
Oct 21, 2014   05:08 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official says.

American released from North Korea
Oct 21, 2014   05:04 PM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Jeffrey Fowle, an American arrested in North Korea in May for leaving a bible at his hotel, has been released and is on his way home, a senior State Department official says.

From Jewish football to jihad: German ISIS suspect faces jail
Oct 21, 2014   04:23 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – World
At first Alon Meyer thought it was a bad joke.

Helmet cam shows shot to head
Oct 21, 2014   03:42 PM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – World
U.S. military footage posted to YouTube shows a Marine survive a head shot by a sniper in Afghanistan in 2013.

Top N. Korean’s weird longevity plan
Oct 21, 2014   03:41 PM  8 hours ago  CNN.com – World
North Korea’s revered founder, Kim Il Sung, ordered his doctors to find a way to make him live to 100, taking treatments to stay young that ranged from the bizarre to the sinister.

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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