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WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies

WashPost's Ben Bradlee dies

Ben Bradlee, the former top editor of The Washington Post who oversaw the paper's award-winning coverage of the Watergate scandal, has died, the newspaper said Tuesday. He was 93.
Even Taylor Swift's silence is gold...

Even Taylor Swift's silence is golden

"Track 3" from Taylor Swift's new album shot to No. 1 on iTunes in Canada. But the release was an accident, as the track is eight seconds of white noise.
What's inside senator's 'Wastebook'...

What's inside senator's 'Wastebook'?

Monkeys taught how to gamble and play video games.
Victim's parents talk Pistorius sen...

Victim's parents talk Pistorius sentence

Reeva Steenkamp's parents said Tuesday they are "satisified" with the sentence handed down to their daughter's killer, as Oscar Pistorius started his first full day in a South African prison.
The 5 biggest breakfast myths

The 5 biggest breakfast myths

The first meal of the day can have a very different meaning for different people.
Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my' girl

Man to Obama: 'Don't touch my' girl

Politicians are known for kissing babies, but a Chicago man's dig at the President shows this world leader can deliver on another level.

FoxNews

BREAKING NEWS Blackwater guards 'g...

BREAKING NEWS Blackwater guards 'guilty' in killing of 30 Iraqi civilians

BREAKING NEWS: Gunman dead in Cana...

BREAKING NEWS: Gunman dead in Canadian Parliament shooting; shots reported at other Ottawa sites

MICHAEL BROWN DEATH Report: Autopsy...

MICHAEL BROWN DEATH Report: Autopsy indicates teen shot at close range

CORRUPTED VOTE Illinois voting mach...

CORRUPTED VOTE Illinois voting machines change GOP votes to Dem

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercep...

AIRDROP ERROR? ISIS claims intercept of US weapons to Kurds

BREAKING NEWS: CDC requiring 21-da...

BREAKING NEWS: CDC requiring 21-day monitoring for all travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken nations - Klain meets with Obama on 1st day as Ebola czar - TRACKING EBOLA - VIDEO: New guidelines enough?

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

Shots fired at Canadian War Memoria...

Shots fired at Canadian War Memorial, Parliament locked down

Dozens of gunshots were heard inside Canada?s Parliament on Wednesday morning shortly after a soldier was reported shot at the nearby National War Memorial, according to police and witnesses on the scene.

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Jury convicts Blackwater guards in ...

Jury convicts Blackwater guards in 2007 Iraq deaths

Seven years after American security contractors killed 14 unarmed Iraqis by firing machine guns and grenades into a Baghdad traffic circle, a jury in Washington on Wednesday convicted all four Blackwater Worldwide guards charged in the incident, one of the most ignominious chapters of the Iraq war.

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CDC: Travelers from Ebola-ravaged c...

CDC: Travelers from Ebola-ravaged countries will be monitored for 21 days

All travelers who arrive in the United States from Ebola-stricken countries will be closely monitored for 21 days by public health officials starting Monday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced Wednesday.

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Did Michael Brown have his hands up...

Did Michael Brown have his hands up when he was shot?

In protests held in Ferguson, Mo., for more than two months, some said 18-year-old Michael Brown had his hands up when he was killed by police officer Darren Wilson. Hence the clarion call: ?Hands up, don?t shoot.?

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Homecoming for American released by...

Homecoming for American released by North Korea

An American tourist who was arrested in North Korea in May after leaving a Bible in a public place returned home Wednesday as he raced into the arms of his family at an airport reunion.

Jeffrey Fowle, 56, bounded down the steps of a U.S. military plane carrying two suitcases after a predawn landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base near Dayton, Ohio ? about 10 miles from his home in Miamisburg.

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Big spending by parties, independen...

Big spending by parties, independent groups drowns airwaves in negative attacks

The record amount of independent spending swamping this year?s congressional races is fueling a deeply negative political atmosphere, as attack ads from independent groups overwhelm the messages of candidates in many competitive races.

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Reuters

Divided U.S. SEC adopts mortgage ru...

Divided U.S. SEC adopts mortgage rule, decries lax lending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. securities regulators adopted a rule on Wednesday designed to avert another financial crisis, but two officials dissented, saying it did not do enough to discourage banks from lending to borrowers with shaky credit and then passing the mortgage risk to investors.
Boeing profit jumps 18 percent; rai...

Boeing profit jumps 18 percent; raises 2014 earnings view

(Reuters) - Boeing Co reported an 18 percent increase in quarterly profit and raised its full-year core earnings forecast for the third time, reflecting booming commercial aircraft demand and increasing profitability in its defense business.
S&P 500 on track for best five-day ...

S&P 500 on track for best five-day rally since 2011

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Wednesday, with the S&P 500 up for a fifth straight day as technology companies rallied on strong results, though weakness in Boeing weighed on the Dow.
U.S. inflation muted in September a...

U.S. inflation muted in September as energy costs drop

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices rose marginally in September, painting a weak inflation picture that should give the Federal Reserve ample room to keep interest rates low for a while.
U.S. regulators expand number of ve...

U.S. regulators expand number of vehicles affected by Takata recalls

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. safety regulators on Wednesday expanded the number of vehicles in the United States that may be affected by recalls for potentially defective Takata Corp air bags that could spray shrapnel at occupants.
Total names refining boss to replac...

Total names refining boss to replace de Margerie

PARIS (Reuters) - French oil company Total has appointed refining boss Patrick Pouyanne as chief executive to succeed Christophe de Margerie who was killed in a plane crash in Moscow this week.

ABC

Canadian Parliament Building on Loc...

Canadian Parliament Building on Lockdown Amid Gunfire

A suspect opened fire at a Canadian war memorial near Canada???s Parliament in Ottawa today, injuring at least one person and prompting local police to warn citizens to ???stay away??? due to [an] ongoing police incident.???
Inside Canada's Parliament as Gunfi...

Inside Canada's Parliament as Gunfire Is Heard

Ottawa police are still searching for the suspect and it is an active shooter situation so little information has been confirmed, but some Members of Parliament have used their social media platforms to get word of their safety to loved ones.
Meet the Man Who Looks Like Eric Fr...

Meet the Man Who Looks Like Eric Frein That Cops Keep Stopping

A Pennsylvania man says he's been stopped by police more than 20 times as authorities continue to search the area where he lives for accused cop killer Eric Frein.
NBC Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He O...

NBC Cameraman Ebola-Free, Says He Owes Hospital 'Debt He Can Never Repay'

Ashoka Mukpo was today discharged from Nebraska's isolation unit.
CDC: Monitoring for All Coming From...

CDC: Monitoring for All Coming From Ebola Nations

CDC: Health workers to begin monitoring everyone coming into US from Ebola nations for 21 days
Family of American Freed From North...

Family of American Freed From North Korean Prison Thanks God For His Release

"Jeff is home we'd like to thank God for his hand of protection over Jeff for these past six months," the family's attorney said in a statement with the Fowles standing beside him.

BBC

Shots fired inside Canada parliamen...

Shots fired inside Canada parliament

Police are responding to three shooting incidents in Ottawa - at a war memorial, inside the nation's parliament and at a shopping centre.
Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

Syria air force 'steps up strikes'

The Syrian military has stepped up its air strikes on rebel-held areas dramatically, carrying out more than 200 in recent days, activists say.
WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

WHO crisis team holds Ebola talks

The World Health Organization's emergency committee is holding talks on travel restrictions and screening measures on the Ebola outbreak.
Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

Total plane crash driver 'got lost'

A snowplough driver at a Moscow airport says he lost his bearings before a collision with a plane that killed Total oil boss Christophe de Margerie.
Sweden could use force in sub hunt

Sweden could use force in sub hunt

Sweden could use weapons in the search for a suspected foreign submarine near the capital Stockholm, a senior naval official tells the BBC.
Protests at HK leader's residence

Protests at HK leader's residence

Protesters in Hong Kong march to the chief executive's residence, criticising his comments against giving the poor too much political influence.

New York Times

Former Blackwater Guards Convicted ...

Former Blackwater Guards Convicted in Iraq Shooting

Four former Blackwater Worldwide security contractors were convicted Wednesday on charges stemming from a deadly 2007 shooting in Iraq.
U.S. to Monitor All Travelers From ...

U.S. to Monitor All Travelers From 3 Nations Hit by Ebola

Federal health officials said all travelers who come into the U.S. from Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea will be monitored for symptoms of illness for 21 days.
Latest News: Ben Bradlee, Sweden Su...

Latest News: Ben Bradlee, Sweden Sub Search, World Series

Here?s what you need to know to start your day.
Canadian Soldier Shot in Attack at ...

Canadian Soldier Shot in Attack at Parliament Hill in Ottawa

At least two gunmen fired multiple shots in Ottawa, with one assailant shooting a soldier at the National War Memorial before entering the Parliament building. A shooting was also reported at a nearby shopping mall.
DealBook: States Ease Interest Rate...

DealBook: States Ease Interest Rate Laws That Protected Poor Borrowers

Lawmakers in several states have voted to increase the fees or the interest rates that lenders can charge on personal loans used by millions of poor or financially struggling borrowers.
Thierry Desmarest and Patrick Pouya...

Thierry Desmarest and Patrick Pouyanné to Lead Oil Giant Total After Chief?s Death

The company is splitting its chief executive and chairman jobs, bringing back a former chief, with a plan for Mr. Pouyanné to lead it into 2016.

WallStreet Journal

Firms Try to Escape Health Law's Pe...

Firms Try to Escape Health Law's Penalties

With the health law?s insurance mandate for employers set to kick in next year, companies are trying to avoid the law?s penalties while holding down costs, using strategies like enrolling employees in Medicaid.
Boeing Posts Strong Results

Boeing Posts Strong Results

Boeing said its earnings increased, buoyed by continued strong demand for the aerospace giant?s jetliners. Results easily outpaced market estimates, and the company again raised its earnings guidance for the year.
Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

Total Names Patrick Pouyanné CEO

Total named refining and chemicals head Patrick Pouyanné as its new chief executive, after the death of Christophe de Margerie in a Moscow plane crash.
U.S. Stocks Edge Mostly Lower

U.S. Stocks Edge Mostly Lower

U.S. stocks inched mostly lower on Wednesday after a three-day rally carried the Dow back into positive territory for the year.
Dow Chemical Results Top Expectatio...

Dow Chemical Results Top Expectations

Dow Chemical Co., which has been selling off assets and streamlining its operations, said its profit rose as sales thrived across the company?s segments.
Asian Investors Turn to U.S. Apartm...

Asian Investors Turn to U.S. Apartment Buildings

Asian investors are poised to buy a record amount of U.S. apartment buildings this year, as they move beyond luxury condos and marquee hotels.

Wired News

How the Cloud Can Help Our Governme...

How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate

How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate

“It’s all about the cloud.”  We hear or see that phrase in meetings, presentations, email pitches, articles — constantly. Aside from the trend, cloud in the federal government is fueled by three essential trends: Agencies are seeking a Cloud First approach in their new technology investments;  They need to do more with existing or fewer resources; and, Government leaders have a desire […]

The post How the Cloud Can Help Our Government Innovate appeared first on WIRED.

Where Is Your Homework Grade Now?

Where Is Your Homework Grade Now?

This app solves math equations just by looking at them. And no, it's probably not going to make us dumber.

The post Where Is Your Homework Grade Now? appeared first on WIRED.

Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have t...

Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself

Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself

The Ebola epidemic in Africa looks likely to continue for months more, and it's possible that another traveler might make it to the United States, either covertly or innocently. If so, let's try to keep our Ebolanoia under control.

The post Ebolanoia: The Only Thing We Have to Fear is Ebola Fear Itself appeared first on WIRED.

Re-imagining a Megalopolis

Re-imagining a Megalopolis

Re-imagining a Megalopolis

Untangling a knot of urban problems in the worlds sixth largest city.

The post Re-imagining a Megalopolis appeared first on WIRED.

Startup Aims To Remake Computer Sec...

Startup Aims To Remake Computer Security For the Cloud Age

Startup Aims To Remake Computer Security For the Cloud Age

Steve Herrod was there for the rise of Nicira, the Silicon Valley startup that reinvented the way we build computer networks and then sold itself to tech giant VMware for $1.26 billion. He was VMware’s chief technology officer at the time, one of the driving forces behind this massive deal, and after leaving VMware for […]

The post Startup Aims To Remake Computer Security For the Cloud Age appeared first on WIRED.

An Elevated Park That Makes NYC?s H...

An Elevated Park That Makes NYC?s High Line Look Tiny

An Elevated Park That Makes NYC’s High Line Look Tiny

This new design could help revitalize a major area of Washington, D.C.

The post An Elevated Park That Makes NYC’s High Line Look Tiny appeared first on WIRED.

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Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants t...

Ishikawa walk-off HR sends Giants to Series

Travis Ishikawa hit a three-run homer in the bottom of the ninth inning, sending the San Francisco Giants to the World Series with a 6-3 win over the St. Louis Cardinals on Thursday night.
Sources: NBA fails to pass reform t...

Sources: NBA fails to pass reform to lottery

An effort to reform the NBA's draft lottery process failed to get enough votes to pass at the league's board of governors meeting Wednesday, sources told ESPN.
Georgia applies for Gurley to be re...

Georgia applies for Gurley to be reinstated

The University of Georgia will apply to the NCAA on Wednesday for running back Todd Gurley to be reinstated.
NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBro...

NBA GMs pick Spurs to repeat, LeBron MVP

The San Antonio Spurs are an overwhelming choice to repeat as NBA champion while LeBron James is the favorite to win the MVP award, according to the 2014-15 survey of NBA general managers.
Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Wa...

Favre: Davis can be 'next Brady, Warner'

Former Packers great Brett Favre says Rams QB Austin Davis can be the next Tom Brady or Kurt Warner
Leafs on lockdown after Ottawa shoo...

Leafs on lockdown after Ottawa shootings

A terrifying situation unfolding in Canada's capital city of Ottawa has the Toronto Maple Leafs on lockdown and Wednesday night's game there against the Senators in limbo.

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

Op-Ed Contributor: The Ben Bradlee ...

Op-Ed Contributor: The Ben Bradlee Who Hired Me ? Finally

The legendary Washington Post editor knew how to mentor a kid from nowhere. Next to my father, he was the most important man in my life.
Room for Debate: Who Needs Football...

Room for Debate: Who Needs Football?

Should high schools eliminate competitive athletic teams?
Taking Note: The U.S. Will Collabor...

Taking Note: The U.S. Will Collaborate With Cuba ? on Ebola

Cuban medics have been dispatched to treat patients in West Africa.
Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey?s...

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Turkey?s New Kurdish Problem

Turkey finally acted in Kobani after weeks on the sidelines. But problems with the Kurds at home still fester.
Op-Ed Contributors: Azerbaijan's In...

Op-Ed Contributors: Azerbaijan's Increasingly Intolerant Regime

How can Azerbaijan act as host to Europe's guardians of freedom, even as it jails its own people?
Op-Talk: What Are You Afraid Of?

Op-Talk: What Are You Afraid Of?

A new survey reveals that Americans? fears aren?t necessarily rational, and it could tell us something about what fear can and can?t do.

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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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San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
San Francisco stations banish 'Roya...

San Francisco stations banish 'Royals' song ahead of World Series

(Reuters) - At least two Northern California radio stations have pledged not to play New Zealand artist Lorde's song "Royals," in solidarity with the San Francisco Giants during their World Series matchup with the Kansas City Royals.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
California woman gets stuck in chim...

California woman gets stuck in chimney trying to sneak into home

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A California woman who tried to sneak into a house through the chimney got stuck and had to be rescued by firefighters, who used dish soap to help extricate the soot-covered intruder, authorities said on Monday.
Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf ...

Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company

(Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist."
Washington teacher told not to use ...

Washington teacher told not to use disciplinary 'Wheel of Misfortune'

SEATTLE (Reuters) - A Washington state high school teacher has been warned not to have students spin a disciplinary "Wheel of Misfortune" to assign punishments for misbehavior that included being pelted with rubber balls by fellow students, school officials said.
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