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Off-duty officer shot and killed man who fired on him in St. Louis: police – CTV News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

ST. LOUIS — An off-duty police officer fatally shot an 18-year-old man who opened fire during a chase in south St. Louis, sparking loud protests in the area, police said Thursday. St. Louis Police Chief Col. Sam Dotson said the 32-year-old officer was patrolling the Shaw neighbourhood for a private security company late Wednesday when the shooting happened. The officer said three men in the street ran away when they…

Nobel Prize Literature winner 2014: Patrick Modiano – Telegraph.co.uk

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

In 2013, the award went to Canadian writer Alice Munro, who was described by the Academy as a “master of the contemporary short story”. Patrick Modiano NOBEL LITERATURE WINNERS SINCE 1980 2013: Alice Munro, Canada. 2012: Mo Yan, China. 2011: Tomas Transtromer, Sweden. 2010: Mario Vargas Llosa, Peru. 2009: Herta Mueller, Germany. 2008: Jean-Marie Gustave Le Clezio, France. 2007: Doris Lessing, Britain. 2006: Orhan Pamuk, Turkey. 2005: Harold Pinter, Britain….

Airport screening for Ebola: 5 things to know – U.S. News & World Report

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

By ALICIA A. CALDWELL, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration announced Wednesday that airline passengers arriving from the three West African countries experiencing an unprecedented Ebola outbreak will now be screened for potential exposure to the deadly disease when they arrive at five major U.S. airports. The screening will include having their temperatures taken. Five things you need to know about the screenings: 1. THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORTS Customs…

Bees from hive of 800000 kill Arizona landscaper, injure others – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

A swarm of bees from a hive estimated to hold 800,000 attacked four landscapers Wednesday morning in southern Arizona, leaving one dead and another critically injured. The men had been mowing grass and weeding for a 90-year-old homeowner in Douglas, Ariz., when the insects emerged from a 3-by-8-foot hive in an attic and attacked the crew, the Douglas Fire Department said. One man died at a nearby hospital. “A witness said his…

New allegations on Secret Service prostitution scandal – CBS News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Two new allegations are on the table about the Cartagena Secret Service prostitution scandal ‎of 2012 – was an independent investigation delayed or watered down to protect the White House and was a White House volunteer in Colombia shielded from scrutiny? As CBS News’ Major Garrett reports, the Obama White House denies a cover-up of the Cartagena scandal, especially the charge leveled by government investigator David Nieland that political pressure…

US Expands Ebola Checks As Sick Officer Tested – Sky News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

The US has announced an expansion of ebola testing at airports – as a second suspected patient was rushed to hospital in Texas. The latest case is a sheriff’s deputy who entered the Dallas apartment of victim Thomas Eric Duncan, apparently without wearing protective clothing. He was taken to an urgent care clinic in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas, and although he was not among 48 people being monitored…

US Expands Ebola Checks As Sick Officer Tested – Sky News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

The US has announced an expansion of ebola testing at airports – as a second suspected patient was rushed to hospital in Texas. The latest case is a sheriff’s deputy who entered the Dallas apartment of victim Thomas Eric Duncan, apparently without wearing protective clothing. He was taken to an urgent care clinic in Frisco, a northern suburb of Dallas, and although he was not among 48 people being monitored…

Off-duty white St. Louis police officer fatally shoots black man – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. This time, police say, the man was armed and shot at the officer, who returned fire. But a woman…

Off-duty white St. Louis police officer fatally shoots black man – Los Angeles Times

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

A young black man was shot to death by an off-duty white police officer in St. Louis on Wednesday night, and a tense crowd gathered at the scene nearly two months to the day after a white policeman shot an unarmed black man to death in the nearby suburb of Ferguson. This time, police say, the man was armed and shot at the officer, who returned fire. But a woman…

Police: Ambush suspect’s journal ‘chilling’ – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Police: Ambush suspect’s journal ‘chilling’ – SFGate

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

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Swarm of bees attacks four people, killing one and stinging another 100 times – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

A swarm of bees attacked four people in southern Arizona Wednesday, killing one and hospitalizing another.  Authorities in Douglas, a town on the border with Mexico, said that three landscape workers and another person were attacked at around 10:30 a.m. local time. Douglas Fire Capt. Ray Luzania told The Arizona Republic that one of the workers had collapsed and was having trouble breathing when emergency workers arrived, while another had…

Swarm of bees attacks four people, killing one and stinging another 100 times – Fox News

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

A swarm of bees attacked four people in southern Arizona Wednesday, killing one and hospitalizing another.  Authorities in Douglas, a town on the border with Mexico, said that three landscape workers and another person were attacked at around 10:30 a.m. local time. Douglas Fire Capt. Ray Luzania told The Arizona Republic that one of the workers had collapsed and was having trouble breathing when emergency workers arrived, while another had…

What you need to know today about gay marriage – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Some of the 11 states affected by the denial went ahead with weddings; others are proceeding toward marriage deliberately. Others are putting up a fight. Another domino fell when a federal appeals court in the West overturned marriage bans in Nevada…

What you need to know today about gay marriage – MiamiHerald.com

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Weddings, court rulings and confusion are defining a week that started with the U.S. Supreme Court denying appeals from five states seeking to retain their bans on same-sex marriage. Some of the 11 states affected by the denial went ahead with weddings; others are proceeding toward marriage deliberately. Others are putting up a fight. Another domino fell when a federal appeals court in the West overturned marriage bans in Nevada…

Pat Roberts says independent opponent is a Democrat in disguise – Christian Science Monitor

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

Overland Park, Kan. — Three-term GOP Sen. Pat Roberts on Wednesday insisted during a contentious debate that his stronger-than-expected independent opponent is a liberal Democrat in disguise. But Greg Orman, who has led or is running even with Roberts in typically Republican Kansas, has donated to Democrats, including Hillary Rodham Clinton, as well as Republicans, such as former Sen. Scott Brown, federal records show. Orman has refused to say which party he would usually vote…

US frustration rises as Turkey withholds military help from besieged Kobane – Washington Post

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

U.S. airstrikes alone cannot save the militant-besieged town of Kobane, along the Syria-Turkey border, the Pentagon said Wednesday, amid rising tensions between the Obama administration and its Turkish ally. As American aircraft struck Islamic State positions aroundKobane for the third day in a row, senior administration officials expressed growing exasperation with Turkey’s refusal to intervene, either with its own military or with direct assistance to Syrian Kurdish fighters battling the…

5 US airports to take temperatures of people arriving from Africa – Fox News Latino

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

(Fixes headline) The United States on the weekend will begin taking the temperatures of travelers coming from West Africa at five airports around the country as a preventive measure against Ebola, White House press secretary Josh Earnest confirmed Wednesday. Earnest said at his daily press conference that 94 percent of the citizens who travel to the United States from African countries that are beset by the epidemic do so through…

Democrats: Rounds confessed to felony on EB5 – Kotatv

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

RAPID CITY, S.D. – Legal counsel hired by the South Dakota Democratic Party are making some heavy accusations about one of candidates for the US Senate. Patrick Duffy, attorney for the Democratic Party held a press conference Wednesday to address testimony provided by former Republican Governor Mike Rounds as part of an investigation into the EB–5 scandal. Duffy says Rounds “Prepared and submitted false testimony to the government operations and…

Day of Legal Confusion Leaves Gay Couples in Limbo – KOLO

Posted: Thursday, October 09, 2014

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Confusion and uncertainty over gay marriage spread Wednesday as couples in Las Vegas wondered whether they’d be allowed to wed, and partners in Idaho dealt with disappointment after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling blocked them moments before they would have picked up marriage licenses. Officials and judges in a handful of other states…

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