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Utah Supreme Court clears way for adoption by partners of same-sex spouses
Oct 24, 2014   01:13 AM  6 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
(Reuters) – The Utah Supreme Court on Thursday lifted an order that had blocked spouses in same-sex marriages from adopting their partners’ children, state officials said.

U.S. weighs passport, border changes in wake of Ottawa attack
Oct 23, 2014   10:40 PM  8 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. officials are debating whether to tighten controls on the border with Canada and make it easier to revoke the passports of suspected militants, steps that could gain traction following two attacks in Canada th…

Kentucky lawmaker charged with bribing coal mine inspector
Oct 23, 2014   10:26 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
LOUISVILLE Ky. (Reuters) – A Kentucky state lawmaker who is also a coal mine owner was indicted by a federal grand jury on Thursday on charges he bribed an inspector so his mines would not receive citations.

U.S. senators demand nationwide recall over Takata air bags
Oct 23, 2014   09:55 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Two U.S. senators demanded Thursday that safety regulators issue a nationwide recall of automobiles with potentially defective air bags that can launch metal shards into occupants.

Former Louisiana mayor arrested on child porn possession charges
Oct 23, 2014   09:39 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
NEW ORLEANS (Reuters) – The former mayor of a small Louisiana city was arrested on Thursday and charged with 40 counts of possessing child pornography, prosecutors said.

South Carolina house speaker pleads guilty in ethics case, to resign
Oct 23, 2014   09:34 PM  9 hours ago  Reuters: Politics
CHARLESTON S.C. (Reuters) – South Carolina House of Representatives Speaker Bobby Harrell pleaded guilty on Thursday to criminal ethics charges and agreed to immediately resign from the legislature.

CNN

Jeb Bush talks 2016 run with donors
Oct 24, 2014   01:17 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Jeb Bush was blitzed with questions Thursday about his presidential ambitions in a private session with top South Carolina donors and business leaders, multiple sources at the meeting told CNN.

‘Rational fear’ and 5 other key moments from New Hampshire Senate debate
Oct 24, 2014   01:07 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen repeatedly accused Republican challenger Scott Brown of “fear-mongering” — on Ebola, ISIS and more — in the second debate of a New Hampshire race that’s key to determining which party will control the Sen…

Ebola, ‘fear-mongering’ dominate New Hampshire debate
Oct 24, 2014   12:29 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Republican Scott Brown used the latest potential Ebola case — this time, a doctor in New York — to blast President Barack Obama’s handling of the virus outbreak in a debate against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Thursday …

Ebola, ‘fear-mongering’ dominate New Hampshire debate
Oct 24, 2014   12:03 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
Republican Scott Brown used the latest potential Ebola case — this time, a doctor in New York — to blast President Barack Obama’s handling of the virus outbreak in a debate against New Hampshire Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen Thursday …

Report: Government finds Monica Lewinsky was mistreated in affair investigation
Oct 24, 2014   12:02 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
A government report obtained by the Washington Post on Thursday states that government agents and lawyers mistreated Monica Lewinsky when they approached the former White House intern in January 1998 to get her to cooperate with an inves…

Warren: Dems must “stand up and fight”
Oct 23, 2014   11:47 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – Politics
While an increasingly unpopular President Obama seems to be on a self-imposed Rose Garden strategy this election, one Democrat is in demand on the campaign trail: Sen. Elizabeth Warren.

Washington Post

The Fix: Want to feel better about Ebola? This (massive) chart should do the trick.
Oct 24, 2014   02:28 AM  5 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Three Two people in America have now contracted the Ebola virus. The concern that those infections have aroused , however, has vastly outpaced the spread of the sickness within our borders. We wanted to come up with a way to represent th…

The rap on PAC names
Oct 24, 2014   12:01 AM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
The PAC-naming business could use a little imagination. The Federal Election Commission recently released its list of “Pacronyms,” which are the “acronyms, abbreviations, initials and common names” for federal political action committees…

Federal Diary: N.Va. House candidate Foust responds to questions about the federal workforce
Oct 23, 2014   11:56 PM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
This is the second in a series of Federal Diary columns covering races in two open congressional seats in Northern Virginia, home to many federal employees. Feds have a particular reason to vote in congressional elections. Congress is li…

Digest
Oct 23, 2014   11:51 PM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
LEGAL Ex-Blackwater chief cites trial ‘politics’ The founder and former chief executive of the Blackwater Worldwide security firm said Thursday that the conviction of four of his former employees for their roles in the 2007 fatal shootin…

GOP changes tune on cutting Social Security with elections on the line
Oct 23, 2014   11:34 PM  7 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Cutting federal health and retirement spending has long been at the top of the GOP agenda. But with Republicans in striking distance of winning the Senate, they are suddenly blasting the idea of trimming Social Security benefits. Read fu…

The Fix: What do you care about in the midterms?
Oct 23, 2014   11:15 PM  8 hours ago  Post Politics: Breaking Politics News, Political Analysis & More – The Washington Post
Tonight around 8:15 pm, I am speaking to college students at American University about what they care about when it comes to the 2014 elections — now in just 12 days time! You can watch a live stream of the event here or below.  In the …

Reuters

Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City
Oct 24, 2014   06:40 AM  48 minutes ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America’s largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

Doctor who worked in Africa first Ebola case in New York City
Oct 24, 2014   04:27 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A New York City doctor who treated Ebola patients in West Africa became the first person to test positive for the virus in America’s largest city, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

Police in Ferguson committed human rights abuses: Amnesty report
Oct 24, 2014   04:04 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
(Reuters) – Police in Ferguson, Missouri, committed human rights abuses as they sought to quell mostly peaceful protests that erupted after an officer killed an unarmed black teenager, an international human rights organization said in a…

Ebola test positive for New York doctor who treated patients in Africa
Oct 24, 2014   03:25 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus on Thursday, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

Ebola test positive for New York doctor who treated patients in Africa
Oct 24, 2014   03:08 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

Ebola test positive for New York doctor who treated patients in Africa
Oct 24, 2014   02:56 AM  4 hours ago  Reuters: U.S.
NEW YORK (Reuters) – A physician with Doctors Without Borders who returned to New York City after treating Ebola victims in West Africa tested positive for the virus, setting off fresh fears about the spread of the disease.

CNN

Man attacks New York cops with hatchet
Oct 24, 2014   01:48 AM  5 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada.

Man attacks New York cops with hatchet
Oct 24, 2014   01:26 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
A man charged at four New York police officers with a metal hatchet Thursday, hitting two of them at a time of high alert for authorities concerned they might be targeted in the United States and Canada.

Three dead in mid-air collision
Oct 24, 2014   01:20 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
Three people died and two were injured when a small aircraft and helicopter collided on Thursday afternoon at a municipal airport in Frederick, Maryland.

New York doctor diagnosed with Ebola
Oct 24, 2014   01:20 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
With a quick glance at Dr. Craig Spencer’s work history, it is apparent he has an affinity for helping those in need.

Watch Friday’s show!
Oct 24, 2014   12:11 AM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
October 24, 2014

Web seeks culprit of National Parks graffiti
Oct 23, 2014   11:40 PM  7 hours ago  CNN.com – U.S.
The National Park Service is investigating reports of graffiti and other vandalism in at least 10 National Park sites throughout the western United States. One move that could get the vandal caught? Bragging about their “artwork” on soci…

MSNBC

Frank Mankiewicz, Aide to Robert Kennedy, Dies at 90
Oct 24, 2014   05:50 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Frank Mankiewicz, the press secretary who announced the death of Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, died Thursday. He was 90.

‘It’s a Miracle’: Dog Survives 150-Foot Fall
Oct 24, 2014   05:34 AM  1 hour ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Rescuers from the Oregon Humane Society managed to rescue a 2-year-old husky-shepherd mix after the dog fell off a 150-foot cliff into a river.

Brooklynite Reacts to First Ebola Case in New York
Oct 24, 2014   04:05 AM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Kenneth Root of Brooklyn explains why he’s not alarmed that someone diagnosed with Ebola spent time in his neighborhood.

After Ebola Diagnosis, Shrugs and Fear in New York City
Oct 24, 2014   03:52 AM  3 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
Reaction to the news that a doctor tested positive for the deadly Ebola virus in New York was met with indifference to wariness over subway commutes.

Doctor Tests Positive for Ebola in New York City
Oct 24, 2014   02:34 AM  4 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
A doctor just back from West Africa has tested positive for the Ebola virus at New York City’s Bellevue Hospital, Mayor Bill de Blasio said Thursday.

Gov. Cuomo: New York is Ready to Handle Ebola
Oct 24, 2014   02:23 AM  5 hours ago  MSNBC.com: U.S. News
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo says health officials there learned from what happened in Dallas and were able to prepare for an Ebola diagnosis in New York.

Fox News

Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision
Oct 24, 2014   05:40 AM  1 hour ago  FOXNews.com
Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

Police get constitutional training, riot gear for grand jury decision in Missouri shooting
Oct 24, 2014   05:15 AM  2 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Missouri police have been buying new gear and getting trained on constitutional rights as they prepare for a grand jury decision on whether to charge a white policeman in the shooting death of a black 18-year-old.

Terror connection not ruled out in ax attack, police say
Oct 24, 2014   04:15 AM  3 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Terrorism is not being ruled out in Thursday’s hatchet attack on New York City police officers.

Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers, police say
Oct 24, 2014   02:47 AM  4 hours ago  FOXNews.com
New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.

Police in Arizona shoot man with machete after he rams police car, seriously injuring officer
Oct 23, 2014   11:15 PM  8 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Police in suburban Phoenix shot a machete-wielding man Thursday after chasing him in a stolen truck he rammed into a police patrol car, injuring an officer.

Tornado hits Washington state; residents told to avoid damaged section of city
Oct 23, 2014   10:15 PM  9 hours ago  FOXNews.com
Forecasters say a tornado has ripped down power lines and damaged property in Washington state.

Reuters

Swedish military calls off hunt for suspected submarine
Oct 24, 2014   06:30 AM  58 minutes ago  Reuters: World News
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) – The Swedish military said on Friday that it had called of its search for a suspected foreign submarine in waters off Stockholm after a week-long hunt, ending the country’s biggest military mobilization since the Col…

Saudi Arabia’s Shi’ites fear they are at mercy of region’s tumult
Oct 24, 2014   06:03 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
RIYADH (Reuters) – The Shi’ite Muslim minority in Saudi Arabia’s Eastern Province have long felt marginalized by the Sunni ruling dynasty, and protests for greater rights as part of the 2011 Arab Spring brought a crackdown on both protes…

Bangladesh Islamist leader convicted of war crimes dies
Oct 24, 2014   05:31 AM  1 hour ago  Reuters: World News
DHAKA (Reuters) – A Bangladeshi Islamist party leader serving 90 years in prison for crimes during Bangladesh’s 1971 war of independence has died, a doctor said.

Protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government proposals
Oct 24, 2014   05:17 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
HONG KONG (Reuters) – Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong say they will hold a straw poll on government proposals they had rejected earlier in the week as the campaign in the Chinese-controlled city entered the fifth week on Friday.

Japan warns of increased activity at volcano near nuclear plant
Oct 24, 2014   04:58 AM  2 hours ago  Reuters: World News
TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan warned on Friday that a volcano in southern Japan located roughly 64 km (40 miles) from a nuclear plant was showing signs of increased activity that could possibly lead to a small-scale eruption and warned people …

Ground offensive against Islamic State months away in Iraq: U.S.
Oct 24, 2014   04:14 AM  3 hours ago  Reuters: World News
MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE Florida (Reuters) – Iraqi forces are months away from being able to start waging any kind of sustained ground offensive against the Islamic State and any similar effort in Syria will take longer, officials at the U…

CNN

Secret war threatens al Qaeda
Oct 24, 2014   01:23 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Yemen is going through its greatest upheaval since protests erupted during the Arab Spring more than three years ago. Only this time, it’s not a cry for democracy but a bitter sectarian battle for power — pitching al Qaeda and other Sun…

Mali confirms its first case of Ebola, Health Ministry says
Oct 24, 2014   01:22 AM  6 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A 2-year-old girl in Mali has been diagnosed with Ebola, making her the West African country’s first confirmed case, health officials said Thursday.

He killed the Canadian gunman
Oct 23, 2014   07:03 PM  12 hours ago  CNN.com – World
Members of parliament, the press and the public hailed 58-year-old Kevin Vickers — the sergeant-at-arms of Canada’s House of Commons — for shooting dead a gunman inside the Canadian legislature.

Heads line streets of ISIS capital
Oct 23, 2014   05:41 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
CNN’s Nick Paton Walsh brings us a grim look at life under ISIS rule in Raqqa, Syria. (Warning: Disturbing images)

Deal lets 200 fight against ISIS
Oct 23, 2014   05:34 PM  13 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A deal has been reached for 200 Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga forces to pass through Turkey to help Syrian Kurdish fighters in the besieged town of Kobani, just over the border in Syria, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday.

Man chisels out of elevator
Oct 23, 2014   05:28 PM  14 hours ago  CNN.com – World
A group in China escape from a stuck elevator thanks to one man and his trusty hammer. CNN’s Kristie Lu Stout reports.

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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