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Apple seen riding higher on strong iPhone demand, iPad rebound

A customer holds the newly released iPhone 6 at a mobile phone shop in Moscow(Reuters) - Strong global demand for Apple Inc's iPhone 6 will drive revenue growth through 2015, while updated models should help reverse three straight quarters of declining iPad sales, analysts said. Apple shares were set to open 2.4 percent higher on Tuesday. The company posted better-than-expected revenue on Monday on the back of a record iPhone launch that saw 39 million of the smartphones sold in the September quarter. ...


Verizon posts higher revenue, falls short of profit estimates

The Verizon building in New YorkBy Marina Lopes WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc on Tuesday posted lower-than-expected quarterly earnings, but revenue rose as it added customers to its wireless business. Verizon reported third-quarter profit of 89 cents per share, up from 78 cents per share a year earlier. Revenue rose 4.3 percent to $31.6 billion. Analysts, on average, expected a profit of 90 cents per share on revenue of $31.58 billion, according to Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S. In the quarter, Verizon, the largest U.S. wireless carrier, added 1. ...


Staples says probing possible payment card data breach

A family leaves the Staples store in Broomfield(Reuters) - Staples Inc is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement," company spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement late Monday. The office-supply retailer disclosed the investigation after security reporter Brian Krebs reported on his blog Krebsonsecurity. ...


Apple's iPhone sales beat Street but iPad volumes slide

The leaf on the Apple symbol is tinted green at the Apple flagship store on 5th Ave in New YorkBy Christina Farr and Edwin Chan SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc forecast a strong holiday quarter after a better-than-expected 16 percent jump in iPhone sales, and the strongest growth in Mac computer shipments in years helped the company surpass Wall Street's targets. The company on Monday projected stronger-than-expected revenue of $63.5 billion to $66.5 billion in the December quarter, when new iPads and iPhones vie with rival devices from Microsoft Corp and Amazon.com Inc for consumers' holiday outlays. Shares of Apple rose 1.3 percent to about $101.10 in after-hours trade. ...


Mystery startup Magic Leap raises $542 mln from Google, others
(Reuters) - Magic Leap Inc, a startup focused on augmented reality technology, said it raised $542 million in a funding round led by Google Inc. Little is known about Magic Leap's product, but founder and CEO Rony Abovitz said in February that his company's mission was to "develop and commercialize.. the most natural and human-friendly wearable computing interface in the world." (http://bit.ly/ZEocLU) Investors in the latest round included Qualcomm Inc, the world's No.1 mobile phone chipmaker, Andreessen Horowitz, KKR and Legendary Entertainment. ...
Chipmaker ARM's upbeat message fails to allay concerns
By Paul Sandle LONDON (Reuters) - British chipmaker ARM Holdings' predictions of improving smartphone demand and strengthening royalty growth met with a cool stock market response after it fell short of third-quarter revenue expectations on Tuesday. The company that provides the technology that powers the iPhone 6 pointed to Apple's booming sales, but investors will take more convincing over long-term prospects in the face of slowing demand for high-end smartphones from the likes of Samsung Electronics. ...
This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to have

This is one ‘problem’ Apple is happy to haveApple on Monday announced record results for the fourth quarter of fiscal 2014, with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus having played a crucial role despite being available in stores for only 10 days during the period. The company sold more than 10 million units during launch weekend, and that doesn’t even include China. The phones were released in the largest market in the world about a month later, where they were met with huge demand, with many buyers purchasing the phablet version, according to unofficial estimates. Following its previous reports that largely said the same thing, Digitimes is again saying that Apple is going to increase iPhone 6 Plus manufacturing volumes in order to “satisfy strong demand from China.” FROM EARLIER:


Making gaming's most obnoxious robot

Making gaming's most obnoxious robotEarly on in the first Borderlands, players get off of a bus and are greeted by a robot named Claptrap who serves as a part of the initial tutorial, easing you into the first-person shooter's unique sci-fi world. He wasn't much to look at, just a rusting metal box rolling around on one wheel. "I figured I’d challenge myself and come up with the simplest, most generic robot I could think of," explains concept designer Lorin Wood. But looks can be deceiving: over the course of the series, Claptrap has become perhaps Borderlands' most recognizable character. ...


IndieCade is the most important video game conference you don't know about

IndieCade is the most important video game conference you don't know aboutIndie games are great. Indie games are bad. Indie games are basement dreams, cobbled together from free visual assets and raw human stubbornness. Indie games are revolutionary, primitive, problematic, inclusive, divisive. Indie games are the spine and heart of the annual IndieCade Festival, a no-holds-barred celebration of independent gaming.


Carvey's desktop carving machine lets anyone be an industrial designer

Carvey's desktop carving machine lets anyone be an industrial designer


Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphone

Xbox One’s new digital TV tuner lets you stream TV to a tablet or smartphoneMicrosoft announced its digital TV tuner back in August, and it’s finally going on sale in European countries today. The 29.99 EUR ($40) accessory plugs into a USB port on the Xbox One to pick up channels using free-to-air DVB-T, DVB-T2, and DVB-C television standards. This also enables the TV functionality on Xbox One along with TV listings from OneGuide. While recording isn’t supported yet, Microsoft is allowing Xbox One owners to pause live TV and rewind or fast-forward. The pausing works even if you switch back to a game. ...


You might not be able to find an iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus in stores this Christmas

iOS 8.1 doesn’t seem to fix the huge issue that prevented you from updating to iOS 8In case you’re planning to buy an iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus for yourself or a special someone this Christmas, you should consider placing an order as fast as possible, to actually be able to have it shipped, wrapped, and neatly hidden underneath a Christmas tree. Otherwise, finding an iPhone 6, and especially iPhone 6 Plus, in stores right before Christmas is something less likely to happen, as Apple is selling everything it can manufacture. Tim Cook said during Apple’s Q4 conference call that the company can’t determine yet whether supply will meet demand this quarter. FROM EARLIER: Apple crushes estimates with record Q4 profit on $42.12B in revenue “ is going great,” Cook said (via Six Colors). “So I


Ferrari's hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode

Ferrari's hybrid commits sacrilege, rolls in electric-only mode


Verizon misses Q3 mark as it shrugs off rivals' promotions

Verizon misses Q3 mark as it shrugs off rivals' promotionsThe carrier still managed to post strong customer growth, driven largely by an increase in tablet sales.>


Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4

Here’s the letter CEO Tim Cook sent to employees following Apple’s monster Q4Apple absolutely crushed its fiscal fourth-quarter earnings. Even the most bullish estimates were light when Apple revealed on Monday that it racked up a massive $8.5 billion net profit on $42.12 billion in sales — both records for the September quarter. The company sold 39.3 million new iPhone handsets in the quarter, which was also a record that was undoubtedly made possible by Apple’s huge iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus launch last month. To congratulate his team on Apple’s record-smashing quarter, Cook sent the following internal letter to his staff: Team, Today we reported Apple’s highest September quarter revenue ever and our strongest revenue growth rate in seven quarters. These very strong results were made possible by your hard work


In the developing world, the internet sleeps at night

In the developing world, the internet sleeps at night


Verizon misses Q3 expectations as it shirks off rival promotional offers

Verizon misses Q3 mark as it shrugs off rivals' promotionsThe company did post strong customer growth, driven largely by increased tablet sales.>


Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brand

Microsoft Lumia will replace the Nokia brandMicrosoft started dropping hints about its plans to kill off the Nokia and Windows Phone brands last month, and now the company is ready to make it official. Microsoft Lumia is the new brand name that takes the place of Nokia for the software maker. The name change follows a slow transition from Nokia.com over to Microsoft's new mobile site, and Nokia France will be the first of many countries that adopt "Microsoft Lumia" for its Facebook, Twitter, and other social media accounts.


Verizon misses estimates in Q3, adds 1.5 million net retail customers

Verizon misses estimates in Q3, adds 1.5 million net retail customersVerizon on Tuesday posts mixed earnings results for the third quarter. The nation’s top carrier reported earnings of $0.89 per share, missing analysts’ EPS consensus of $0.92, but revenue was up 4.3% sequentially to $31.6 billion, narrowly topping the Street’s estimate of $31.57 billion. Verizon said it added more than 1.53 million net new retail subscribers, including 1.52 million postpaid customers. The carrier’s total retail connection count rose more than 5% to 106.2 million. Verizon’s full press release follows below. Verizon Reports Strong Customer Additions and Another Quarter of Double-Digit Earnings Growth 3Q 2014 HIGHLIGHTS Consolidated ·         89 cents in earnings per share (EPS), compared with 78 cents per share (or 77 cents on a non-GAAP adjusted basis) in 3Q 2013. Wireless ·        


Highway guardrail maker defrauded US government of $175 million, jury finds

Highway guardrail maker defrauded US government of $175 million, jury findsA US company accused of selling highway guardrails that pose direct dangers to drivers has been found guilty of defrauding the federal government, the New York Times reports. A Texas jury determined Monday that the manufacturer, Trinity Industries, changed the design of its guardrails in 2005 without notifying the Federal Highway Administration. The company then sold its systems to state governments who then received federal reimbursement.


Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop

Google wants to help you leave iOS for Android Lollipop


This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6

This is when you’ll finally be able to preorder Google’s amazing new Nexus 6The Nexus 6 is bigger and more expensive than any previous Nexus-branded smartphone, but that doesn’t mean certain Android fans aren’t eager to buy the Motorola-made handset. The device has already been listed on Google’s Play Store pages well ahead of its actual launch, with the company reminding potential customers they’ll soon be able to purchase it online. FROM EARLIER: Video shows how gigantic the Nexus 6 is, even compared with the massive Galaxy Note 4 The phone will be available in two storage versions, including 32GB ($649) and 64GB ($699), with buyers being able to order one directly from Google starting with October 29th, the same date Google mentioned when announcing the phone last week. The company has not yet


New iOS 8.1 interfaces directly with Mac OS X Yosemite

Apple announced the sale of 39.2 million iPhones worldwide in Q3 2014.The first major update to Apple's latest mobile operating system is now available for download. With iOS 8.1, Apple introduces an entirely new level of interoperability among devices, allowing users to make calls from their Mac or even pick up a task started on their iPad using their iPhone.


Microsoft launches the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Europe

Microsoft launches the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner in Europe


Sony Pictures TV acquires stakes in Israeli telenovela channels
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Sony Pictures Television agreed to buy 50 percent stakes in two Israeli telenovela cable TV channels from Dori Media Group, the companies said on Tuesday. Financial details were not disclosed. "This acquisition builds on our strategy to capitalize on channels opportunities around the world, which includes entering new markets," said Andy Kaplan, president of Sony Pictures Television's worldwide networks. In June, it acquired the UK's CSC Media Group. The two channels in Israel - VIVA and VIVA Plus - show telenovelas and are highly popular. ...
Google retires Nexus 7 and 10 to make way for Nexus 9

The Nexus 9 is available for pre-order, priced from $399.The arrival of the latest Nexus devices is changing the face of Google's line-up. On the Play Store, the Nexus 7 and 10 tablets have disappeared just as the Nexus 9 debuted. The same fate likely awaits the Nexus 5 smartphone on October 29, when the Nexus 6 becomes available for pre-order.


Apple really doesn't want you to upgrade the Mac Mini

Apple really doesn't want you to upgrade the Mac Mini


Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactors

Tomorrow Daily 071: Ashes in space, a big 'Avengers' prop for RDJ, and nuclear fusion reactorsOn today's show, we're discussing a new, 17-mile-high way to scatter your loved one's ashes, how Robert Downey Jr. ended up with a huge "Avengers" prop, and Lockheed Martin's progress on compact nuclear fusion.>


Dish loses 7 channels in contract dispute with Turner Broadcasting

A Dish Network dish that provides satellite Internet.Dish's 14 million customers lose access to CNN, Turner Classic Movies and a handful of others as companies fail to negotiate new distribution deal.>


Japan court orders Facebook to reveal revenge porn IP addresses

A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said, in the first such case in JapanTokyo (AFP) - A Tokyo court has ordered Facebook to disclose the IP addresses used by fake accounts that were posting revenge porn, a lawyer said Tuesday, in the first such case in Japan.


ZBoard's back in your future with a hoverboard and high top bundle

ZBoard's back in your future with a hoverboard and high top bundle


Microsoft's next Xbox One update adds Twitter integration and custom backgrounds

Microsoft's next Xbox One update adds Twitter integration and custom backgroundsMicrosoft promised deeper Twitter integration for Xbox One back in June, and the company is now planning to deliver it next month. Microsoft’s November Xbox One update adds TV features that highlight what’s popular or trending nearby alongside live tweets from Twitter users discussing individual shows. It’s one of the more unique uses of Twitter for TVs, and tweets will even show up on a new MiniGuide feature on the console.Twitter integration on Xbox One doesn’t stop at just TV features, though. ...


The awesome 'Guardians of the Galaxy' mixtape will be released on cassette

The awesome 'Guardians of the Galaxy' mixtape will be released on cassetteMarvel's Guardians of the Galaxy makes it clear that Peter "Star Lord" Quill is willing to risk his life for two things: his friends, and a cassette mixtape called "Awesome Mix Vol. 1." The mix has been available in the real world in digital, CD, and record form, but soon you'll be able to get your hands on Quill's actual tape — or one designed to look exactly like it — when Marvel releases a special version of the cassette to a select group of record stores shortly before the movie comes out on Blu-Ray and DVD on December 9th.


Samsung phones cleared for US government use
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. said Tuesday some of its Galaxy mobile devices were approved by the National Security Agency for use with classified U.S. government networks and data, a boost to the company's efforts to expand in the security-conscious business market.
Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales

Amazon and Simon & Schuster reach a deal on internet book sales


China-backed hackers may have infiltrated Apple's iCloud: blog

Apple CEO Tim Cook looks at a new IMac after presentation at Apple headquarters in CupertinoBOSTON/BEIJING (Reuters) - Apple Inc's iCloud storage and backup service in China was attacked by hackers trying to steal user credentials, a Chinese web monitoring group said, adding that it believes the country's government is behind the campaign. Using what is called a "man-in-the-middle" (MITM) attack, the hackers interposed their own website between users and Apple's iCloud server, intercepting data and potentially gaining access to passwords, iMessages, photos and contacts, Greatfire.org wrote in its blog post. Greatfire. ...



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Very bad news for McDonald's

McDonald’s Begins Online Campaign To Dispel Food Ingredient RumorsThe fast food giant posted huge disappointments that should have stockholders reeling.


Hottest year on record?

women in Los AngelesWASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.


'Harlem Kevorkian' sentenced in death of motivational speaker

Kenneth Minor in New York State Supreme CourtBy Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man convicted of helping a debt-ridden motivational speaker commit suicide to make the death look like a robbery was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday, prosecutors said. Kenneth Minor, 42, pleaded guilty to manslaughter last month in the stabbing death of Jeffrey Locker in 2009, a spokeswoman with the Manhattan District Attorney's office said. Locker, a 52-year-old motivational speaker, hired Minor to help him kill himself and make it look like a robbery so his family could collect life insurance payouts, prosecutors said. ...


Pope's historic trip to unstable region

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)Pope Francis will make his first visit to the predominantly Muslim nation of Turkey.


Silicon Valley and politics meet

a Facebook worker waits for friends in Menlo Park, CalifA database of all political giving for the last 30 years, which ranks the intensity of donors' liberalism or conservatism, shows Democrats get the lion's share of donations from tech company employees.


Oscar Pistorius gets sentenced

South African Olympic and Paralympic sprinter Pistorius is led to a prison van after his sentencing in PretoriaOlympic, Paralympic sprinter was convicted of culpable homicide in girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp's death.


Cop surprised when citizen turns tables on him
In an attempt to bring attention to the issue of unlawful traffic stops by police impersonators, Gavin Seim of Washington state flagged down a police officer on the side of the road.
Fashion icon dies at 82

FILE - This Sept. 11, 2012 file photo released by Starpix shows designer Oscar de la Renta, right, and model Karlie Kloss backstage before the presentation of the Oscar de la Renta Spring 2013 collection sponsored by Revlon at Fashion Week in New York. The designer, a favorite of socialites and movie stars alike, has died. He was 82. (AP Photo/Starpix, Amanda Schwab, file)Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82.


Police say they might have spotted ambush suspect
Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security amid another reported sighting Monday of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush.
Pistorius gets sentenced

Oscar Pistorius sits in court in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Pistorius will finally learn his fate when judge Thokozile Masipais is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)A South African judge sentences the runner for the killing of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Ebola crisis turns a corner as U.S. issues new treatment protocols

Health care worker receives protocol on the proper removal of personal protection equipment from CDC instructors in preparation for the response to the current Ebola outbreak, during a CDC safety training course in Anniston, AlabamaBy Anna Driver and Lisa Marie Garza DALLAS (Reuters) - The United States issued stringent new protocols on Monday for health workers treating Ebola victims, directing medical teams to wear protective gear that leaves no skin or hair exposed to prevent medical workers from becoming infected. The new guidelines from the U.S. ...


Special Report: U.S. visa program for crime victims is hit-or-miss prospect

Crime victim AND U visa applicant Reyes is pictured at at his home in AlbuquerqueIt was the week of Chinese New Year, and Jian Zhen Huang was climbing her sister’s doorstep in Brooklyn with cups and other supplies for the celebration inside. Oakland, California, has less than 5 percent of New York’s population, yet law enforcement there verified 2,992 immigrants during the same period - more than twice as many.


Arizona jury to consider death penalty for murderer Jodi Arias
By David Schwartz PHOENIX (Reuters) - An Arizona jury will be sworn in on Tuesday to decide whether 34-year-old convicted murderer Jodi Arias will be executed for the 2008 slaying of Travis Alexander, court officials said. After months of delays, a 12-member jury is set to be impaneled in Maricopa County Superior Court in downtown Phoenix in the penalty phase retrial of the former California waitress. Arias was found guilty of first-degree murder in May 2013 for killing Alexander, 30, in his Mesa, Arizona, home. ...
Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

Police block the road leading to the scene of a death investigation in connection with the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hanna Graham in Albermarle County, Va., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Searchers found human remains on Saturday that could be those of a University of Virginia sophomore who has been missing since Sept. 13, police said. Further forensic tests are needed to confirm whether the remains are those of Hannah Graham, Charlottesville Police Chief Tim Longo told a news conference. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)The suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student was charged Monday with abducting and raping a woman in suburban Washington, D.C., in 2005.


Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven women whose bodies were found in northwest Indiana over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.
Third UN employee dies from Ebola

Volunteers pick up bodies of people who died of the Ebola virus, on October 8, 2014 in FreetownA UN staff member in Sierra Leone has died from Ebola, the UN spokesman said Monday.


CEO of oil giant Total killed in Moscow plane crash

Christophe de Margerie, CEO of French oil and gas company Total, arrives for a meeting at the Elysee Palace in Paris on June 30, 2014Moscow (AFP) - The CEO of French oil company Total, Christophe de Margerie has died after a private jet crashed at a Moscow airport, Russian media reported Tuesday citing aviation and law enforcement sources.


WHO chief promises transparency on Ebola failures

In this photo dated Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, China's Margaret Chan, Director General of the World Health Organization, WHO, addresses the media during a press conference held in an hotel in Gammarth, northeastern Tunisia. Chan and WHO have come under scrutiny following an internal document obtained by The Associated Press which said the U.N. health organization did not respond adequately to contain the Ebola outbreak in West Africa. (AP Photo/Adel Ben SalahGAMMARTH, Tunisia (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization says the agency will be upfront about its handling of the Ebola outbreak, following an internal report that details failures in containing the virus.


New developments in disappearance of Hannah Graham

Handout of 18-year old University of Virginia sophomore Hannah GrahamAuthorities searched across an area near where remains were found over the weekend.


Iran acts as nuclear deadline approaches

Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, leaves the office of top Shiite cleric, Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Al-Sistani on Monday gave support to the new government battling the Islamic State group as the militants unleashed new attacks on the country’s majority Shiite community, killing at least 43 people. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)The International Atomic Energy Agency evaluates Iran's recent moves.


Update on Thomas Eric Duncan’s fiancée

Family of deceased Ebola patient prepares to end quarantineHealth officials declared Louise Troh Ebola-free on Monday and gave her the all-clear to resume her life, but she'll do so without long-lost love Thomas Eric Duncan.


43 students still missing in Mexico

A mother of one of 43 missing studentsMEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexican government announced rewards Monday of 1.5 million pesos ($111,000) for information on 43 students from a rural teachers' college who have been missing since Sept. 26.


Clown that terrorized rural France captured

This fear of clowns, dubbed coulrophobia, has swept small towns in Pas-de-Calais in northern FranceBéthune (France) (AFP) - The party is over for a fake clown who received a six-month suspended jail term Monday for threatening passers-by while in full circus garb, a disturbing trend terrifying towns in northern France.


Oscar Pistorius to learn his fate on Tuesday

Oscar Pistorius gestures as he sits in court as the sentencing process entered a second day, Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday Oct. 14, 2014. Pistorius was being portrayed as a "poor victim" ahead of his sentencing for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, the chief prosecutor said Tuesday. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe, Pool)STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius will finally learn his fate Tuesday when a judge is expected to announce the Olympic runner's sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.


Kerry seeks Asian help against IS

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo welcomes John Kerry to JakartaState chief met Asia-Pacific leaders Monday, including from countries with large Muslim populations.


Smogathon: Beijing Marathon held despite 'hazardous' air quality

FUZ02. Beijing (China), 19/10/2014.- Runners with masks on compete in the annual Beijing Marathon, in Beijing, China 19 October 2014. Due to the serious smog affecting the city, some runners were forced to quit the race. EFE/EPA/CHI BEN CHINA OUTCritics are blasting the decision by officials in China to stage the Beijing Marathon on Sunday despite conditions deemed hazardous by health officials.


As violence continues, Nigerian elders question Boko Haram 'cease-fire'

Nigerian soldiers patrol in the north of Borno state close to Islamist extremist group Boko Haram's former camp near Maiduguri on June 5, 2013Kano (Nigeria) (AFP) - Nigeria's government may have negotiated a supposed ceasefire with only one faction of Boko Haram, an influential regional group has said, as violence continued unabated in the far northeast.


Another Baghdad bombing wave: 33 feared dead

People gather at a site of a bomb attack in BaghdadBAGHDAD (AP) — Militants unleashed attacks on Iraq's majority Shiite community on Monday, killing at least 33 people, the latest in relentless assaults that have challenged the Shiite-led government as it battles the Sunni-led insurgency by the Islamic State group.


U.S. keeps up airstrike stream against Islamic State

DAY IN PICTURES: OCTOBER 20THSix strikes at militants near Syrian border town Kobani, six with coalition in Iraq near Fallujah, Pentagon says.


Search for mystery submarine deepens

Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund) SWEDEN OUTStockholm (AFP) - The Swedish navy stepped up its hunt Monday for a suspected foreign submarine in its waters with fingers pointing at Moscow in a throwback to the Cold War.


Libyan militant pleads not guilty in attack on U.S. compound in Benghazi

FILE - This undated file image obtained from Facebook shows Ahmed Abu Khattala, an alleged leader of the deadly 2012 attacks on Americans in Benghazi, Libya. A Libyan militant was indicted Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014, on new charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks, including crimes punishable by the death penalty, the Justice Department said. The new 18-count grand jury indictment, which includes multiple counts of murder, had been widely expected since Abu Khattala was captured in June by U.S. special forces and brought to the United States to face trial. (AP Photo/File)WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant on Monday pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens.


Dr. Nancy Snyderman's Ebola credibility issues

In this Sept. 1, 2011 photo released by NBC, NBC News' chief medical editor Dr. Nancy Snyderman appears on the "Today" show in New York. Snyderman who has been at NBC since 2006, covered the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and worked briefly with Ashoka Mukpo, the cameraman who caught the virus and is now being treated in Nebraska. Snyderman and her crew voluntarily agreed to quarantine themselves for 21 days, the longest known incubation period for the disease. They have shown no symptoms. New Jersey health officials ruled that her quarantine should be mandatory after Snyderman and her crew were spotted getting takeout food from a New Jersey restaurant. (AP Photo/NBC, Peter Kramer)NEW YORK (AP) — The quarantine against possible Ebola exposure ends this week for Dr. Nancy Snyderman, but the troubles clearly aren't over for NBC News' chief medical editor.


Ebola-stricken nurse's family defends her Ohio trip

An ambulance transporting Amber Joy VinsonThe family of Ebola-infected Dallas nurse Amber Vinson is defending her from critics who say she was careless in traveling to Ohio knowing she might have been potentially exposed to the deadly virus — and traveling back after developing symptoms.



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