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Why Kim Jong Un went missing

Why Kim Jong Un went missing

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 lawmaker told CNN.
Woman's beheading, son's death link...

Woman's beheading, son's death linked

A woman was found beheaded in an apartment in New York on Tuesday night, and shortly afterward her son died in an apparent suicide when he stopped in front of a train, a law enforcement source told CNN.
Terror leaders likely survived stri...

Terror leaders likely survived strikes

The U.S. intelligence community now believes two key terrorist operatives targeted by the United States in the opening night of attacks in Syria are still alive and could be actively plotting, multiple officials tell CNN.
Suspect named in national park graf...

Suspect named in national park graffiti

It's a bad idea to deface national parks. It's even dumber to tag your vandalism across four states and have the images go viral among vexed nature enthusiasts.
The grey market for iPhones

The grey market for iPhones

It's Wednesday afternoon and it's packed in one of Hong Kong's three huge Apple Stores.
How Kutcher picked odd baby name

How Kutcher picked odd baby name

Ashton Kutcher talks about fatherhood and the clever way he came up with his daughter's name.

FoxNews

Nurse prepares for showdown with Ma...

Nurse prepares for showdown with Maine officials over Ebola quarantine

CLOSE TO HOME Economy key voter i...

CLOSE TO HOME Economy key voter issue despite ISIS, Ebola crises

ON HIGH ALERT ISIS recruiting cal...

ON HIGH ALERT ISIS recruiting call sparked Homeland Security action

WORLD SERIES Giants edge Royals f...

WORLD SERIES Giants edge Royals for third title in five years

DIPLOMATIC DON'T White House trie...

DIPLOMATIC DON'T White House tries defusing its Israel 'chickens***' furor

Holder regrets 'subpoena' to Fox Ne...

Holder regrets 'subpoena' to Fox News reporter

MSNBC

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle N...

Airtanker Crashes as Crews Battle New California Fire

The tanker went down as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park, California fire officials said.






NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beat...

NYPD Suspends Cop Seen in Teen Beating Video

One officer was suspended without pay and another was placed on modified duty after a video surfaced showing cops punching and beating a teenager.
Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New ...

Airtanker Lost as Crews Battle New California Fire

Contact with the tanker was lost as it was flying over the Dog Rock Fire near the Arch Rock in Yosemite National Park.






Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplie...

Runaway Doctors and Missing Supplies in Ebola-Hit Liberia

Even in parts of Liberia where Ebola hasn?t been spreading, frightened doctors have run away and villages lack clean, running water.
Chicago Police Captain Shot Executi...

Chicago Police Captain Shot Executing Warrant

The captain was shot in his head and chest as police tried to arrest a man wanted in connection with a shooting in Indiana.
Shootout as Hundreds of Police Stor...

Shootout as Hundreds of Police Storm Chicago Neighborhood

Police have armored vehicles on the scene, and several rounds of gunfire have been heard coming from automatic weapons.






Washington Post

Why Kaci Hickox might lose a legal ...

Why Kaci Hickox might lose a legal battle against Ebola quarantine

The Doctors Without Borders nurse fighting state-imposed Ebola quarantines, first in New Jersey and now in Maine, has threatened to challenge the restrictions in court.

?If the restrictions placed on me by the state of Maine are not lifted by Thursday morning, I will go to court to fight for my freedom,? Kaci Hickox told Matt Lauer of the ?Today? show via Skype.

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Obama administration issues rules t...

Obama administration issues rules to regulate colleges with career-training programs

For-profit colleges will have to limit how much debt students amass in career-training programs or have their federal funding cut, according to rules issued Thursday by the Obama administration.

The rules are the culmination of years of contentious debates over the responsibility for-profit colleges have to ensure that graduates of career programs receive ?gainful employment.? While the restrictions could place 1,400 programs in jeopardy of losing federal student aid, critics say the rules still leave room for schools to abuse the system.

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Ferguson police chief, Thomas Jacks...

Ferguson police chief, Thomas Jackson, to leave post, law enforcement officials say

Thomas Jackson, chief of police in the small St. Louis suburb where a white officer shot and killed black teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9, is leaving his post, according to law enforcement officials.

The officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly, would not say when he would step down or under what circumstances. Several community leaders in greater St. Louis said talks were underway to discuss new leadership for the Ferguson police, though none said they knew definitively what would happen or whether any plans had been finalized.

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ICE twice breached privacy policy w...

ICE twice breached privacy policy with license-plate database

After the Department of Homeland Security canceled a plan for broad law enforcement access to a national license-plate tracking system in February, officials established a policy that required similar plans be vetted by department privacy officers to ensure they do not violate Americans? civil liberties.

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Family, friends and colleagues gath...

Family, friends and colleagues gather to pay final tribute to Benjamin C. Bradlee

Following a small choir?s soft alto affirmation of America?s beauty, the organ swelled, and the people joined in, and the national hymn that Benjamin Crowninshield Bradlee chose for his own funeral filled the cathedral, its pews lined with the powerful and the ordinary.

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Family of jailed Washington Post jo...

Family of jailed Washington Post journalist, held for 100 days, asks Iran to free him

The family of a Washington Post reporter held without charge in Iran for more than three months called Wednesday on the authorities in Tehran to free him.

An open letter signed by Jason Rezaian?s brother, Ali, and his mother, Mary Breme Rezaian, was released 100 days after Rezaian was arrested under still-vague circumstances, along with his wife and another couple. Rezaian?s family said he is being held in solitary confinement in the notorious Evin prison, which houses common criminals as well as dissidents, intellectuals and journalists.

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Reuters

Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on haw...

Dollar surges as Fed ends QE on hawkish note

LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar surged to a three-week high, bond yields rose and gold fell on Thursday after the U.S. Federal Reserve ended its six-year quantitative easing bond-buying program.
Businesses, trade to support U.S. t...

Businesses, trade to support U.S. third-quarter growth

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A robust pace of business spending likely buoyed U.S. economic growth in the third quarter, a sign corporate chieftains have confidence in the sustainability of the recovery.
Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to ...

Samsung seeks smartphone revamp to arrest profit slide

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it would revamp its smartphone line-up to take on competitors in the rapidly growing mid-to-low range segment, after third-quarter earnings set it on course for its worst year since 2011.
Britain's Fraud Office launches pro...

Britain's Fraud Office launches probe into Tesco accounting scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - (This version of the story inserts missing context in ninth paragraph)
Britain's Fraud Office launches pro...

Britain's Fraud Office launches probe into Tesco accounting scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has opened a formal criminal investigation into accounting errors at Tesco , raising the stakes in a scandal that has hammered the reputation of the country's biggest grocer.
U.S. prosecutors reopen probes agai...

U.S. prosecutors reopen probes against several big banks: NYT

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors are reopening investigations into big banks on suspicion they may have violated agreements under which the institutions settled prior cases against them, The New York Times reported, citing lawyers briefed with the matter.

ABC

Lava 100 Feet From Hawaii Home, Nea...

Lava 100 Feet From Hawaii Home, Nearing Main Road

Lava is 100 feet from house as leading edge continues path toward main road
Giants Win World Series With Game 7...

Giants Win World Series With Game 7 Victory Over Royals

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief.
Millennials Turn On Obama, Favor a ...

Millennials Turn On Obama, Favor a GOP-Led Congress

More than half of likely 18-29 year-old voters want a Republican-led Congress, according to a new poll from the Harvard University Institute of Politics.
Ebola Nurse to Officials: Don't Vio...

Ebola Nurse to Officials: Don't Violate 'My Civil Rights'

State officials will seek to get court order to force quarantine on Kaci Hickox.
Democrats Rush to Save Suddenly Vul...

Democrats Rush to Save Suddenly Vulnerable Incumbents

Blue states no longer so friendly for Dems as election nears; rush is on to save incumbents
Elaborate FBI Repairman Ruse Shown ...

Elaborate FBI Repairman Ruse Shown in Videos

Video gives details of FBI ruse to shut off Internet, impersonate repairmen in gambling case

BBC

US faces Ebola quarantine test case

US faces Ebola quarantine test case

A nurse who cared for Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is fighting the US state of Maine over its right to quarantine her against her will.
Israel police kill suspected gunman

Israel police kill suspected gunman

A Palestinian suspected of shooting prominent Jewish activist Yehuda Glick in Jerusalem is killed in a gun-battle with Israeli police.
Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling

Groups condemn Singapore gay ruling

Human rights groups criticise a Singapore court's decision that a law banning gay sex is constitutional, saying it "tramples on basic rights".
Japan princess back in public eye

Japan princess back in public eye

Japan's Crown Princess Masako - who has been hit by a stress-related illness - attends a banquet for Dutch royals, her first such appearance in 11 years.
Tunisia secularists win elections

Tunisia secularists win elections

Tunisia's secularist Nidaa Tounes party wins 81 seats in parliament, pushing the Islamists of Ennahda into second place, official results show.
Mexico head meets students' familie...

Mexico head meets students' families

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto meets the families of 43 students who went missing more than a month ago, sparking nationwide protests.

New York Times

Latest News: Ebola Quarantines, Mad...

Latest News: Ebola Quarantines, Madison Bumgarner, Midterm Elections

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Chr...

The Exacting, Expansive Mind of Christopher Nolan

With ?Interstellar,? the director once again creates mass entertainment out of mind-bending fantasy.
Israeli Forces Kill Man Suspected o...

Israeli Forces Kill Man Suspected of Involvement in Activist?s Shooting

A counterterrorism unit was trying to make an arrest when shots were fired at the officers and the suspect was shot and killed, a police spokesman said.
France Says Conditions Still Not Me...

France Says Conditions Still Not Met to Deliver Warship to Russia

France said on Thursday that the conditions were not yet met to deliver the first of two controversial Mistral warships to Russia, contradicting reports that Russia had received an invitation to take delivery on Nov. 14.
On Baseball: Madison Bumgarner Rise...

On Baseball: Madison Bumgarner Rises to the Moment, and Jaws Drop

The pantheon of World Series pitching greats welcomes a new member to its club as Bumgarner gave a performance for the ages in Game 7.
Giants 3, Royals 2: World Series 20...

Giants 3, Royals 2: World Series 2014: Giants Beat Royals in Game 7

The Giants beat the Kansas City Royals at Kauffman Stadium to became the first team in 35 years to win a Game 7 on the road.

WallStreet Journal

Energy Boom Can Withstand Steeper O...

Energy Boom Can Withstand Steeper Oil-Price Drop

Oil prices would need to fall at least another $20 a barrel to choke off the U.S. energy boom, industry experts say, though some smaller American producers would face serious problems from a more modest decline.
China Opens Door on Credit Cards

China Opens Door on Credit Cards

China is taking a step toward easing its grip on credit cards, potentially allowing foreign companies like Visa, MasterCard and other electronic payment processors to have a greater presence there.
SEC to Investigate American Realty ...

SEC to Investigate American Realty Capital Properties

The Securities and Exchange Commission plans to open an inquiry into American Realty Capital Properties Inc.?s accounting, according to a person familiar with the matter.
Barclays Sets $800 Million Forex-Pr...

Barclays Sets $800 Million Forex-Probe Provision

Barclays reported a fresh $800 million legal provision related to foreign-exchange investigations that weighed on an otherwise brighter quarter for the British bank.
Shell Posts Rise in Profit

Shell Posts Rise in Profit

Royal Dutch Shell reported a rise in third-quarter earnings, with increases in both upstream and downstream, despite falling oil prices.
Brazil Central Bank Raises Selic Ra...

Brazil Central Bank Raises Selic Rate

Citing a less favorable outlook for inflation, Brazil?s central bank on Wednesday raised its benchmark interest rate, in a move that wasn?t expected by markets.

Wired News

Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad ...

Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App

Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App

Flipboard may have been the original iPad magazine, but now it's making its app smarter for its growing smartphone audience.

The post Flipboard Finally Ditches Its iPad Roots With a Smarter Phone App appeared first on WIRED.

Why So Many American Retailers Are ...

Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay

Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay

MCX?the coalition of retailers at the heart of recent decisions to block Apple Pay?says it could eventually embrace that technology that drives Apple?s brand new payments service. But it seems that coalition will continue to freeze out Apple Pay?and all other payments services that compete with its own app, known as CurrentC.

The post Why So Many American Retailers Are Fighting to Freeze Out Apple Pay appeared first on WIRED.

What Science Lost in the Antares Ro...

What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion

What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion

Last night, an unmanned Antares rocket carrying more than 5,000 pounds of cargo to the International Space Station exploded in a huge fireball seconds after liftoff. No one was hurt, but in addition to damage to the launch pad, NASA lost tons of supplies, including equipment and food for astronauts. Science also took a big hit in the explosion.

The post What Science Lost in the Antares Rocket Explosion appeared first on WIRED.

Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workp...

Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workplace ? Contextual Communications Change the Game

Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workplace — Contextual Communications Change the Game

Personal communications are becoming more user friendly every day. However workplace communications seem to be getting more complex. Every time employees log-in, there are more applications that they are required to use and more streams to keep up with. Despite communications advances, the inevitable truth is that employees spend too much time messaging and not […]

The post Personal: Check. Next Up: The Workplace — Contextual Communications Change the Game appeared first on WIRED.

Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Yo...

Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy

Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy

Even if you've procrastinated on your Halloween plans, you can still whip up festive, interactive costumes and decor. Here are seven tips and ideas for a WIRED All Hallows Eve.

The post Last-Minute Tech Tips for Making Your Halloween Nice and Creepy appeared first on WIRED.

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the I...

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur

Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur

In Mike Judge’s excellent comedy series “Silicon Valley”, the much clichéd mission statement of start-ups claiming “to make the world a better place” is mocked to full effect. In one episode, a handful of start-ups line up to pitch to a panel of investors. They all conclude their presentations with the same lofty ambition, pledging […]

The post Beyond Disruption: The Age of the Impact Entrepreneur appeared first on WIRED.

Sports ESPN

Cowboys still waiting for Romo test...

Cowboys still waiting for Romo test results

Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo underwent tests Tuesday morning for a more complete look at the bruised back he suffered in the third quarter of Monday's 20-17 overtime loss to the Washington Redskins.
Bumgarner, Giants hold off K.C., wi...

Bumgarner, Giants hold off K.C., win Series

Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief and the San Francisco Giants held off the Kansas City Royals 3-2 on Wednesday night in Game 7 of the World Series for their third championship in five seasons.
Bumgarner earns MVP after five-inni...

Bumgarner earns MVP after five-inning save

Madison Bumgarner capped off a splendid October by earning World Series MVP honors Wednesday night.
RG III to start against Vikings, so...

RG III to start against Vikings, sources say

Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III will start Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings, multiple sources confirmed to ESPN.
Lakers expect Randle to miss rest o...

Lakers expect Randle to miss rest of season

Los Angeles Lakers rookie forward Julius Randle will miss the remainder of the season after undergoing surgery Wednesday to repair a broken leg.
Sources: Maddon, Cubs on verge of c...

Sources: Maddon, Cubs on verge of contract

The Chicago Cubs are on the verge of hiring Joe Maddon as manager, as first reported by CBSSports.com.

Yahoo Movies

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in let...

Assange slams WikiLeaks film in letter to actor Benedict Cumberbatch

Benedict Cumberbatch attends a news conference for "The Fifth Estate" at the Toronto International Film FestivalLOS ANGELES (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange penned an open letter to British actor Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays Assange in an upcoming film, praising the actor's talents but slamming his involvement with the film and turning down the actor's invitation to meet in person. Assange, who is currently holed up at the Ecuadorean embassy in London, wrote a letter to Cumberbatch dated January 15, 2013, that was published on Wednesday on the anti-secrecy website ahead of the October 18 theatrical release of Walt Disney Co's DreamWorks film "The Fifth Estate. ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds ...

'Captain Phillips' star Abdi finds a risk worth taking in debut

Somali actor Barkhad Abdi poses for a portrait during a media publicity event for the film "Captain Phillips" in Los Angeles in this file photoBy Eric Kelsey BEVERLY HILLS, California (Reuters) - Barkhad Abdi, a tall wisp of a man with a narrow face and a wide grin, sat on the sofa in his hotel suite with one eye on the television and another on a view of the Hollywood Hills. The 28-year-old Somali-American, who had worked the past year at his brother's mobile phone store in Minneapolis, could hardly have called himself an actor when he began production in British director Paul Greengrass' thriller "Captain Phillips. ...

France bows to stage director Patri...

France bows to stage director Patrice Chereau, dead at 68

French director Patrice Chereau attends a photocall in Venice.By Tom Heneghan PARIS (Reuters) - The French theatre, opera and film director Patrice Chereau, who mounted one of the most famous productions of Richard Wagner's "Ring" cycle in Bayreuth in the 1970s, has died at the age of 68. Chereau, who was preparing a production of Shakespeare's "As You Like It" when he succumbed to lung cancer, was a restless innovator who began directing at high school in Paris and never looked back. ...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sex...

Scarlett Johansson again named 'sexiest woman alive' by Esquire

Johansson poses at the premiere of the movie "Iron Man 2" at El Capitan theatre in Hollywood(Reuters) - American actress Scarlett Johansson has been named the sexiest woman alive for the second time by Esquire, the men's lifestyle magazine said on Monday. "The Avengers" star was named sexiest woman in 2006 and is the only woman to have been given the title twice by the publication. The annual recipient of the title is chosen by Esquire editors. Husky-voiced Johansson, who rose to prominence as a teenager in the 2001 cult film "Ghost World," stars in three films this fall. ...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema fin...

Britain's 'kitchen sink' cinema finds dark new twist

By Patrick Graham LONDON (Reuters) - British director Paul Wright's new film "For Those in Peril" pans across a dour Scottish coastal town where madness, tragedy and a feared sea monster lurk close beneath the surface. It's a dark tale, typical of a new generation of filmmakers like this year's Oscar hopeful Steve McQueen, who are taking Britain's tradition of gritty "kitchen sink" cinema in a stark and sometimes strange direction. ...
Lebanon bans two films in setback f...

Lebanon bans two films in setback for tolerant image

By Stephen Kalin BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon has banned the screening of a film about homosexuality and another on short-term "pleasure marriages" practiced in some Muslim communities, in a blow to its reputation as a bastion of tolerance in a deeply conservative region. The films, which had been due to be shown at the Beirut International Film Festival that opened last week, were blocked by a government censorship committee, festival organizers said. ...

Editorial New York Times

Opinionator | The Stone: Should We ...

Opinionator | The Stone: Should We Put Baseball on Speed?

The seemingly pointless, time-killing rituals of the game are a buffer against the frenetic pace of everyday life.
Editorial: Prop 47 Could Take the S...

Editorial: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding

After seeing that reducing the prison population doesn?t mean compromising public safety, Californians consider additional easing with Proposition 47.
Editorial: The S.E.C. and Political...

Editorial: The S.E.C. and Political Spending

Investors don?t know how the cash from companies they invest in is being spent on campaigns. The S.E.C. should require disclosure.
Editorial: Attorney General Eric Ho...

Editorial: Attorney General Eric Holder and Journalists

New guidelines addressing search warrants of reporters? records could undermine robust journalism. Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. should clarify them.
Editorial: Citi Bike 2.0

Editorial: Citi Bike 2.0

A new plan looks to reboot and expand New York?s well-loved but wobbly bicycle-sharing program.
Letters: The Health Law: Coping Wit...

Letters: The Health Law: Coping With High Deductibles

Readers discuss an article about the financial challenges facing many patients.

Editorial MSNBC

Slideshow: The Week in Political Ca...

Slideshow: The Week in Political Cartoons

NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.NBCNews.com's political cartoonists take a look back at the past week.

Clicked: One day at a time

Clicked: One day at a time

This blog is not dead.This blog is not dead.

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclips...

Watch a 'ring of fire' solar eclipse online

Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online. Science editor Alan Boyle's blog: If you can't make it to the South Pacific's eclipse zone to watch the sun turn into a "ring of fire" on Thursday, you can still see the spectacle online.

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entr...

Daily Nightly: Read the latest entries

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gi...

ZeitGeist: Terrible Father?s Day gift ideas

From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.From ?The Daddle? to ?The Freedom Flask?, Willie Geist offers some really bad ideas for dad this year.

First Read: The day in politics

First Read: The day in politics

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Man who vanished from Denver NFL ga...

Man who vanished from Denver NFL game said he 'had his fill of football'

DENVER (Reuters) - A man who vanished during a National Football League game in Denver last week only to be found safe days later told police afterward that he had had his "fill of football" and had wanted to go somewhere warmer, authorities said on Wednesday.
Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight ...

Mouse hunt delays Norwegian flight to New York

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle, already plagued by costly flight delays on its long-haul routes, was forced to delay a flight to New York by five hours on Tuesday because of a hunt for a mouse in the cockpit.
Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses leg...

Britain's 'Naked Rambler' loses legal battle to reveal all

STRASBOURG France (Reuters) - A British man who has spent a total of seven years in jail for going naked in public lost his legal battle to wear no clothes on Tuesday as Europe's human rights court told him he must respect the feelings of others.
Florida man shoots 400-pound bear b...

Florida man shoots 400-pound bear breaking into his house

ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - A Florida man shot and killed a 400-pound (180-kg) black bear after it broke into his house two nights in a row to get to a bag of dog food, a state wildlife officer said on Friday.
Thousands raised to buy car for Pen...

Thousands raised to buy car for Pennsylvania sniper's lookalike

EAST STROUDSBURG Pa. (Reuters) - Jim Tully's hours-long walks to and from work in the Pocono Mountains, where he has been repeatedly stopped by police in a case of mistaken identity in the manhunt for a Pennsylvania cop killer, may be coming to an end.
Romanian princess, husband sentence...

Romanian princess, husband sentenced for Oregon cockfighting ring

PORTLAND Ore. (Reuters) - A princess fifth in line for the Romanian throne and her husband who admitted running a cockfighting ring in rural Oregon have both sentenced to probation and ordered to forfeit $200,000 from the sale of the property, federal prosecutors said on Thursday.
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