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Reuters

New taxes or not, Pennsylvania’s next governor faces fiscal morass
Oct 31, 2014   11:06 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW YORK (Reuters) – The Democrat who could oust Pennsylvania’s Republican governor in November wants to reshape the state’s personal income tax system to make it more progressive.

U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election
Oct 31, 2014   05:14 AM  8 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Big money crops up in small elections in the United States
Oct 31, 2014   05:08 AM  8 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
ARVADA Colorado (Reuters) – Political groups that took advantage of loosened campaign-finance rules spent hundreds of millions of dollars in the 2012 U.S. presidential election. This year, they’re cropping up in state and local races as …

Lack of mechanics threatens U.S. Air Force target date for F-35
Oct 31, 2014   03:23 AM  10 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Air Force may miss its target of August 2016 to start using the Lockheed Martin Corp F-35 fighter jet in combat if Congress blocks the service’s plan to retire its A-10 tank-killer aircraft, a top U.S. gen…

‘Wistful’ Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections
Oct 31, 2014   01:02 AM  12 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
PORTLAND Me. (Reuters) – Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week’s elections, in a speech at one of the few voter …

‘Wistful’ Obama launches last-gasp campaigning for elections
Oct 31, 2014   12:25 AM  13 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
PORTLAND Me. (Reuters) – Wistful about fighting his last campaign, President Barack Obama touted a burst of U.S. economic growth on Thursday to try to limit Democratic losses in next week’s elections, in a speech at one of the few voter …

CNN

Democrats’ hot Saturday night in Iowa
Oct 31, 2014   01:01 PM  54 minutes ago  CNN.com – Politics
Centro. Alba. Zombie Burger.

Apps vs. clipboards in Iowa
Oct 31, 2014   12:54 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
The polls are tight, the ads are flooding the airwaves, the harsh rhetoric is rising, and the surrogates are stumping hard all over the state.

Michael Jordan: Obama ‘is a sh***y golfer’
Oct 31, 2014   12:53 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
NBA legend Michael Jordan trash-talked President Barack Obama’s golf game, telling Ahmad Rashad in an interview earlier this week the president is a “sh***y golfer.”

Governor on heckler reaction: Just another day at ‘Rancho Christie’
Oct 31, 2014   12:53 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie defended his verbal beat down of a heckler from earlier this week, saying he’s not the kind of person to sit back and let people “be rude.”

Jenny Sanford has got a lot to say about ‘Mark’
Oct 31, 2014   12:52 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
Jenny Sanford, the ex-wife of former Republican South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, has a lot to say about “Mark.”

7 times Democrats wished Barack Obama would go away
Oct 31, 2014   12:51 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – Politics
With President Barack Obama’s approval rating hovering in the low to mid-40s — it was 45% in CNN/ORC International’s recent poll –Democrats in tough contests are largely keeping their distance from the president’s tarnished reputation.

Washington Post

GovBeat: The likely next governor of Texas has lived a life full of Lone Star ambition — one that may take him beyond his home state.
Oct 31, 2014   07:38 PM  5 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
AUSTIN — The governor of Texas is not legally required to possess a supreme amount of self-confidence, but a law like that might as well be on the books. Sam Houston governed the state. The last two incumbents, George W. Bush and Rick Pe…

Halloween in Louisiana
Oct 31, 2014   01:03 PM  52 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
On Halloween in Louisiana, it seems fitting to ask, which is scarier? Inebriated, costumed revelers in New Orleans’ French Quarter or the incessant barrage of negative ads for Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race? Read full article >>

Halloween in Louisiana
Oct 31, 2014   01:03 PM  52 minutes ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
On Halloween in Louisiana, it seems fitting to ask, which is scarier? Inebriated, costumed revelers in New Orleans’ French Quarter or the incessant barrage of negative ads for Tuesday’s U.S. Senate race? Read full article >>

READ IN: Monster Mash Edition
Oct 31, 2014   12:04 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Satisfy your political sweet tooth by signing up for Read In , your one-stop source for politics news from the Beltway and beyond. A1: The stories you need to read before your first conference call. — The rate of foreign fighters stream…

The Fix: The evolution of this year’s House races, in one chart
Oct 31, 2014   12:00 PM  1 hour ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Even when no one else is paying attention to politics, the  Cook Political Report chugs along, rating each House race by how likely it is to change hands in the next election. Last January — no, I mean in January 2013 — the site had be…

In the Loop: Report: DHS employees put $30,000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card
Oct 31, 2014   11:00 AM  2 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Federal employees issued so-called purchase cards are permitted to spend up to $3,000 — known as “micropurchases” — and do not have to disclose those purchases publicly. A House Oversight subcommittee held a congressional hearing earlier…

Reuters

Motorbike stuntman who taunted police on viral video arrested
Oct 31, 2014   09:50 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – A motorcycle stuntman who filmed himself taunting a police officer while other bikers performed tricks on a freeway in California has been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt
Oct 31, 2014   09:18 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) – The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended wit…

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt
Oct 31, 2014   08:41 AM  5 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) – The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended wit…

U.S. Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election
Oct 31, 2014   05:14 AM  8 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq.

Accused Colorado cinema gunman’s lawyers want second sanity exam barred
Oct 31, 2014   04:53 AM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
DENVER (Reuters) – Defense lawyers in the Colorado theater massacre case want a second court-ordered sanity examination undergone by accused gunman James Holmes barred from his upcoming murder trial, court documents on Thursday showed.

Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt
Oct 31, 2014   04:45 AM  9 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) – The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended wit…

CNN

Rocket operator hit destruct button
Oct 31, 2014   12:21 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said.

Eric Frein hauled away in slain cop’s handcuffs
Oct 31, 2014   12:20 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A terrified Pennsylvania community heaved a sigh of relief Thursday when police arrested Eric Frein after a long manhunt, and detained him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.

Brittany Maynard: ‘Doesn’t seem like the right time’ to die
Oct 31, 2014   12:19 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Brittany Maynard says she hasn’t decided yet when she’ll end her life, but it’s a decision she’s still determined to make.

Hickox’s boyfriend: ‘We don’t believe that we can get anyone sick’
Oct 31, 2014   12:18 PM  1 hour ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The boyfriend of a Maine nurse who defied an Ebola quarantine is speaking out, saying isolating returnees from West Africa will affect their partners as well.

Rocket operator hit destruct button
Oct 31, 2014   11:02 AM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
After it became apparent there was a problem with the launch of the NASA-contracted Antares rocket, the company that operated the flight hit the destruct button, a spokesman said Thursday.

Eric Frein captured, detained at police barracks he allegedly ambushed
Oct 31, 2014   11:00 AM  2 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A terrified Pennsylvania community heaved a sigh of relief Thursday when police arrested Eric Frein after a long manhunt, and detained him at the same barracks he allegedly ambushed.

MSNBC

Watch Live: Trooper Shooting Suspect moved to Courthouse
Oct 31, 2014   01:07 PM  48 minutes ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Authorities Hold a news conference after the arraignment of Eric Frein.

‘People Are Worried’: Have Ebola Controversies Hurt the Fight?
Oct 31, 2014   12:39 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.

Watch Live: Trooper Shooting Suspect moved to Courthouse
Oct 31, 2014   12:30 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Trooper shooting suspect Eric Frein moved to courthouse.

Eric Frein Captured After 48 Days on the Run
Oct 31, 2014   12:04 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Fugitive Eric Frein has been captured 48 days after going on the run, after allegedly killing one Pennsylvania State Trooper, and severely wounding another one. NBC’s Jay Gray reports.

Ex-SEAL Probed Over Best-Selling Book on Bin Laden Raid
Oct 31, 2014   12:02 PM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A former member of SEAL Team Six who wrote a best-seller about the raid that killed Osama bin Laden is under criminal investigation.

Ebola Aid Groups: Quarantine Debate Discourages Volunteers
Oct 31, 2014   11:58 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Some aid organizations say people are more hesitant to sign up.

Fox News

Former Marine banned from daughter’s school after dispute over Islam lesson
Oct 31, 2014   12:48 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A Marine dad said he was banned Tuesday from his daughter’s Maryland high school after he called the school and asked that she be temporarily removed from a course studying the Muslim faith.

15-year-old girl is sixth person charged in connection to sexual assault on Kentucky boy
Oct 31, 2014   12:46 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Police in western Kentucky say they’ve charged a sixth person — a 15-year-old girl — in connection to a sexual assault on a 15-year-old boy.

Texas woman gets 3 years for putting gun in son’s backpack
Oct 31, 2014   12:42 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
A Houston-area woman must serve three years in prison for putting her boyfriend’s gun in his son’s backpack to get the child in trouble at school.

US consumer spending drops 0.2 percent in September, first setback since January
Oct 31, 2014   12:30 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
U.S. consumer spending fell in September, the first decline since January, as shoppers took a breather after a big spending spree in August.

Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein taken in handcuffs of murdered officer
Oct 31, 2014   12:15 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Prosecutors vowed to seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, the suspected cop killer nabbed Thursday night in rural Pennsylvania after a seven-week manhunt that ended with the self-styled survivalist shackled in the handcuffs of his alle…

Facing justice: Trooper ambush suspect Eric Frein makes initial court appearance
Oct 31, 2014   12:15 PM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Prosecutors vowed to seek the death penalty for Eric Frein, the suspected cop killer nabbed Thursday night in rural Pennsylvania after a seven-week manhunt that ended with the self-styled survivalist shackled in the handcuffs of his alle…

Reuters

Muslim men over 50 pray at Jerusalem’s Aqsa mosque amid tight security
Oct 31, 2014   01:15 PM  39 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Muslim men over 50 prayed at the Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City on Friday amid intense security, a day after Israel closed all access to the sacred compound for the first time in more than a decade following vi…

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter
Oct 31, 2014   01:04 PM  51 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
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 flood streets in Burkina Faso to press Compaore to go
Oct 31, 2014   01:02 PM  52 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) – Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Burkina Faso on Friday to press President Blaise Compaore to step down, a day after the army dissolved parliament and announced a transitional government in the f…

Gazprom to resume gas supply after Ukraine pays $2.2 billion
Oct 31, 2014   01:01 PM  54 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russia may restart gas supply to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion worth of debt and pre-payments, gas export monopoly Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that is also vital to ensure deliveries t…

Iran hits back after West condemns its human rights record
Oct 31, 2014   12:52 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
GENEVA (Reuters) – Iran defended its human rights record on Friday, after a wave of Western criticism of its execution of a woman for murdering a man she said had tried to rape her.

Air strikes hit Kobani as Kurdish peshmerga prepare to enter
Oct 31, 2014   12:43 PM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
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.

CNN

They really don’t like each other
Oct 31, 2014   01:02 AM  12 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.

Protesters torch Parliament building in Burkina Faso
Oct 30, 2014   09:44 PM  16 hours ago  CNN.com – World
With protesters setting fire to the Parliament building in the West Africa country of Burkina Faso amid demands for economic change and political reform, President Blaise Compaore declared a state of emergency Thursday and dissolved the …

Why Kim Jong Un went missing
Oct 30, 2014   08:29 PM  17 hours ago  CNN.com – World
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, who recently disappeared from public view for about six weeks, had a cyst removed from his right ankle, a semi-official South Korean news agency reported Tuesday.

Chile’s ‘stolen children’ seek truth
Oct 30, 2014   06:55 PM  18 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Devastated moms, who were told their babies died during childbirth, are now trying to reunite with their lost kids — a scandal created when their own parents colluded with their Church.

Drone-maker takes ‘selfies’ to skies
Oct 30, 2014   04:40 PM  21 hours ago  CNN.com – World
What comes in a white cardboard box, weighs little more than a kilogram and can be purchased in a few clicks from Amazon?

Lost $150 million da Vinci masterpiece or fake?
Oct 30, 2014   04:25 PM  21 hours ago  CNN.com – World
It could be the find of the century, or something much more suspicious. “La Bella Principessa” — a 13 inch tall pen-and-ink portrait of a Florentine woman with a Mona Lisa-esque smile — sat in a drawer for decades, before being “redisc…

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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