Breaking news: Google exec veep in terrifying SKY PLUNGE DRAMA

Register - A Google executive has broken the record for the highest free fall to Earth – in a largely self-funded stunt to explore the stratosphere. Alan Eustace. Must not fart in there ... must not fart in there. On Friday morning, Pacific time, Google's senior veep of ...

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Gunman at Washington state school targeted his cousins, relative says

CNN - (CNN) -- When a gunman opened fire at students in a Washington state school cafeteria on Friday, he was not shooting at random targets, his relative said. Jaylen Fryberg, who witnesses said gunned down students at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, ...

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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

seattlepi.com - SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group. The 28-year-old ...

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Syrian Kurd leader sees war of 'attrition' in Kobani

Daily Times - BEIRUT: The battle for the Syrian town of Kobani will turn into a war of attrition unless Kurds defending it from an Islamic State onslaught get arms that can repel tanks and armoured vehicles, a Syrian Kurdish leader told a pan-Arab newspaper. Islamic State ...

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Iraqi Kurdish fighters expected to leave Turkey soon for defense of Kobane in Syria

Washington Post - Up to 200 Iraqi Kurdish fighters are expected to cross the Turkish border within the next several days, barring new roadblocks, to join Kurdish Syrian forces defending the town of Kobane against the Islamic State. “We are all agreed there is no problem” Saleh ...

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The Narrow Path to Victory: Dems fight to keep control of Senate in final week

Fox News - Amid all the predictions of a Republican-led stomping on Election Day, Democrats and the outside groups supporting them still see a path to victory and are planning a blitz in key states that could act as a firewall against a GOP Senate takeover.

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BREAKING: Mars colony discovered on Hawaiian volcano

Washington Post - On a desolate looking section of a Hawaiian volcano, 8,000 feet above sea level, a crew of six people closed the door to a white vinyl dome in which they will be isolated for eight months. These are not Ebola preppers — this crew is part of a NASA-funded ...

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PRECIOUS-Gold posts weekly loss on dollar rise, strong US data

Reuters - ... * U.S. new home sales rise to six-year high. * Dollar set for weekly gain after two weeks of losses. * Markets await Fed policy meeting next week (Updates market activities). By Frank Tang and Clara Denina. NEW YORK/LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - Gold ...

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2 California deputies killed in shootout, another officer and civilian wounded

New York Daily News - Two California deputies have died in a shootout with a heavily armed man and woman that also wounded another officer and a civilian. The male suspect identified as Marcelo Marquez, 34, in Friday's morning attack has been apprehended by SWAT team ...

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Turkey, Kurdish Forces Trade Accusations Over More Kobani Fighters

Wall Street Journal - Syrian Kurds defending Kobani were locked in a public dispute with Turkey on Friday as President Recep Tayyip Erdogan appeared intent on pursuing measures to curb what many in Ankara view as an increasingly confident and unified Kurdish regional bloc ...

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The Narrow Path to Victory: Dems fight to keep control of Senate in final week

Fox News - Amid all the predictions of a Republican-led stomping on Election Day, Democrats and the outside groups supporting them still see a path to victory and are planning a blitz in key states that could act as a firewall against a GOP Senate takeover.

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What a comet smells like

Independent Online - iol scitech oct 24 rosetta comet AP Rosetta s OSIRIS narrow-angle camera Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is pictured from a distance of 285km. Paris - Rotten eggs, horse pee, alcohol and bitter almonds: this is the bouquet of odours you would smell if ...

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Climate Fixes Need Realistic Compromises

Live Science - Raghu Murtugudde is executive director of the Chesapeake Bay Forecasting System at the University of Maryland Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC) and a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science. Murtugudde ...

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Zdeno Chara to miss 4-6 weeks

Boston Herald - Boston Bruins defenseman Zdeno Chara sends New York Islanders center John Tavares flying in the first period of the NHL game at the TD Garden on Thursday. 1. Saturday, October 25, 2014. Print Email Comments ...

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Microsoft sales beat Street hopes, cloud profits up

Reuters - SEATTLE (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp (MSFT.O) reported higher-than-expected quarterly revenue, helped by stronger sales of its phones, Surface tablets and cloud-computing products for companies, while keeping its profit margins largely intact. The results on ...

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New York axe attack 'terrorist act by Muslim convert'

BBC News - Police in New York say an axe attack on two officers was a terrorist act carried out by a radicalised Muslim convert. Zale Thompson, 32, was shot dead after wounding the two officers, one critically, in Queens on Thursday. Commissioner William Bratton said ...

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Canadian Hero Brought to Tears by Parliamentary Tribute

Boston.com - The Sergeant-at-Arms Kevin Vickers receives a standing ovation as he enters the House of Commons Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014 in Ottawa. AP. By Chris Caesar. Boston.com Staff. October 24, 2014 12:30 AM. Share. Tweet. Share. Pin. Email. Comment.

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Murray shines as 'St. Vincent'

NewsOK.com - Deseret Digital Media NewsOK publishes content from Deseret Digital Media, which has a network of websites that includes KSL.com, DeseretNews.com and FamilyShare.com. Murray shines as 'St. Vincent'. Bill Murray's performance in "St. Vincent" is ...

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Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) lost 233 years of experience in recent management ...

WCPO - Copyright 2014 Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Show Caption Hide Caption. Previous Next. CINCINNATI - If the Cincinnati Bengals replaced a third of its roster after the first week ...

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Everybody apparently has watched the 'Avengers: Age of Ultron' trailer

USA TODAY - A lot of people have watched the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer. Like a bunch. A horde even. It's not surprising since the first Avengers film is one of the biggest movies of all time and this year is currently being ruled by a Marvel flick with a talking raccoon and ...

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Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Tampa Bay Rays

FOXSports.com - Longtime Tampa Bay Rays manager Joe Maddon, the only winning manager in franchise history, opted out of his contract with the team Friday. He will leave the organization immediately. Maddon told FOXSports.com's Ken Rosenthal that he had two weeks to ...

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What to see: New movies in theaters this weekend

USA TODAY - Looking for a good movie this weekend? Here are the latest releases, trailers and reviews from USA TODAY. John Wick. About 90 minutes into the non-stop bloodbath that is John Wick, a Russian mobster begs the vengeful title character "No more guns!

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Literally, WHAT Is Going On In One Direction's 'Steal My Girl' Music Video?

Huffington Post - One Direction just dropped a new music video for their hit track "Steal My Girl" and we have no idea what's going on it -- but it somehow works. The boys can be found on a movie set in the desert where there is dancing, mimes and a couple of Sumo wrestlers.

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Picket lines due at Taj Mahal casino Friday

Philly.com - ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) - Picket lines were to go up outside Atlantic City's Trump Taj Mahal Casino Resort as union members planned to protest the court-ordered termination of their health insurance and pension plans. The picketing was scheduled to run ...

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Ariana Grande Is Celebrating Christmas Early

2paragraphs.com - My Everything diva Ariana Grande will perform for CBS' A Very Grammy Christmas on December 5 at 9pm. She'll share the stage with Happy singer Pharrell Williams, country's Tim McGraw, and pop rock band Maroon 5. But the talent won't just sing, they're ...

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'Mr. Dynamite' review: James Brown documentary electrifies on HBO

SFGate - People make documentaries about musicians all the time, and some of them are rich with insight. But even among the best of the bunch, few are as thorough about the artist's music as Alex Gibney's “Mr. Dynamite: The Rise of James Brown,” airing Monday on ...

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The Connection Between Polynesians and Native Americans is Much Older than ... - Dumb

Out - Polynesians, who lived on a remote island in the middle of the Pacific, were not as isolated as perceived till now. The Easter Island, or Rapa Nui, the island which they inhabited is almost 2300 miles from west of South America and even the nearest island is ...

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Ford Reports 54% Drop in Q3 Profits to $1.2 Billion

Chinatopix - Ford Motor is optimistic that despite a 54 percent decline in its third quarter profit to $1.2 billion, the carmaker would have better results in the next quarter and 2015. Like Us on Facebook. The company reported on Friday that its Q3 pre-tax profit was down ...

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Pair of Prairie Butterflies Gain ESA Protection

Nature World News - A pair of prairie butterflies from Minnesota have just gained protection under the Endangered Species Act, the US Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) announced Thursday. (Photo : Robert Dana, USFWS). A pair of prairie butterflies from Minnesota have just ...

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Coakley strikes a defiant note as polls tip

Boston Globe - Democrat Martha Coakley and her advisers, facing new polling that shows her losing ground to rival Charlie Baker, are fighting to prove she is still in the race, hastily convening two late-night conference calls to rally her troops and striking a note of defiance ...

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Why Did Amazon's Fire Phone Fail? -- 'The Why'

American Live Wire - Welcome to the newest edition of The Why. “Why did Amazon's Fire phone fail?” you ask? That's a good question. It's timely too. (It certainly beats answering any question that employs the phrase “hairy, scary down there-y.”) fire phone. why did amazons fire ...

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Some US hospitals weigh withholding care to Ebola patients

Reuters - CHICAGO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Ebola crisis is forcing the American healthcare system to consider the previously unthinkable: withholding some medical interventions because they are too dangerous to doctors and nurses and unlikely to help a patient.

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Weeks after winning a Nobel Prize for his microscope, Eric Betzig just ...

Washington Post - Earlier this month Eric Betzig shared the Nobel Prize in chemistry for his work on high-resolution microscopes -- specifically the one he'd designed and built on a friend's living room floor. But when Betzig, a researcher at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute's ...

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TLC "Reassessing the Future" of 'Here Comes Honey Boo Boo' After TMZ Report

Hollywood Reporter - The future of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo is uncertain as TLC has issued a statement saying the channel is "reassessing the future of the series" following a report alleging that June Shannon has been romantically connected to a man convicted of child ...

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FOREX-Euro dips ahead of banks' stress test results, sterling firm

Reuters - LONDON, Oct 24 (Reuters) - The euro slipped against the yen on Friday, with investors cautious ahead of the results on Sunday of stress tests on euro zone banks, with the single currency also lagging the pound after robust third-quarter UK growth data.

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Feds probe plane-helicopter crash in Maryland

seattlepi.com - FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities recovered a wealth of data that should help them determine why a plane and a helicopter collided in the air near a municipal airport, killing three people on the chopper, a federal investigator said Friday. The plane was ...

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White House Press Briefing by Josh Earnest, Oct. 23, 2014

eNews Park Forest - MR. EARNEST: Good afternoon, everybody. It's nice to see you. I'm joined at the briefing today by David Cohen from the Treasury Department. We spent a lot of time over the last several weeks, even months, discussing the strategy that the President has put ...

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NASA Opens SoundCloud Account, Uploads Free Iconic Sound Clips

ValueWalk - NASA has confirmed that it is making a library of iconic sounds available on the audio-clip sharing service SoundCloud, which has recently integrated with Twitter. The space agency has uploaded almost 60 clips on its new SoundCloud account, including “the ...

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Ebola Spreads to Mali as WHO Races to Prevent Wider Outbreak

Businessweek - Mali became the sixth West African country to report a case of Ebola, opening a new front in the international effort to prevent the outbreak of the deadly viral infection from spreading further. A 2-year-old girl who traveled from Kissidougou, Guinea, with her ...

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J K Rowling to launch new 'Harry Potter' short story Halloween

Business Standard - Author J.K. Rowling is set to release a new "Harry Potter" short story for Halloween. The author has made "Harry Potter" fans excited as she recently announced that a new "Harry Potter" short story will be released on Halloween. The upcoming story, around ...

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Taylor Swift's new album, '1989,' leaked

USA TODAY - Things were a little easier to control in 1989. On the heels of stellar reviews for her new, '80s-infused pop album, 1989, Taylor Swift and her label, Big Machine Records, spent much of Friday waging a modern war over widespread leaks as tracks hit a variety ...

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AMC Acquires 49.9% Stake In BBC America

Bidness ETC - AMC (AMCX) recently confirmed a deal to acquire a 49.9% stake in BBC America, to gain control of the channel's operations as well as advertising, distribution, and sales network in the US; the deal still leaves 50.1% of the ownership with BBC.

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White House security under scrutiny after latest breach

State Column - Yet another White House intrusion is raising concerns about security for President Obama. The latest intrusion happened just a month after another security breach. The latest incident involved Dominic Adesanya, a California man who jumped the White ...

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Ex-NBA Star Sidney Wicks -- Sorry Laker Fans ... It's Over For Steve Nash

TMZ.com - 102414_sydney_wicks_launch Steve Nash's latest injury setback might be the death knell of his NBA career, so says former roudball stud Sidney Wicks who tells TMZ Sports it's OVER for the Lakers point guard. Wicks was at LAX when our camera guy asked ...

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GOP builds big lead in early return of Colorado election ballots

The Denver Post - Election offices across the state have received 40,000 more ballots from Republican voters than Democrats in the 10 days since ballots were mailed to voters, a spread that far outpaces the advantage the GOP had in voter turnout at this time four years ago.

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Biggest hurdles yet to come in American-US Airways merger

USA TODAY - The combination of American Airlines and US Airways is progressing on schedule, but the biggest hurdles loom, American CEO Doug Parker said Thursday. "The great work by our team thus far gives us confidence that we're on the right track,'' he said on the ...

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Officials: Remains are that of missing U. Va. student

Lowell Sun - RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. University of Virginia ...

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Longview businesses get to work assessing damage from tornado

Longview Daily News - Many Longview businesses whipped by Thursday's tornado were back up and running Friday, but store owners are still assessing the damage to buildings — and the subsequent damage to their wallets. In spite of missing roof tops and shattered glass, the ...

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Ottawa shooting: Zehaf-Bibeau used junk mail as temp licence plate

CBC.ca - CBC News has learned Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man who attacked Parliament Hill and killed a reservist on Wednesday, drove around for almost 24 hours with a piece of junk mail taped in the rear window of his car in place of a real temporary licence plate.

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Banana split as Fyffes merger fails

Herald Scotland - A DEAL to create the world's largest banana company has collapsed after shareholders of US firm Chiquita rejected a merger with Fyffes. A DEAL to create the world's largest banana company has collapsed after shareholders of US firm Chiquita rejected a ...

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