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Halloween canceled as police continue manhunt
CANADENSIS, Pa. (AP) There won't be any trick-or-treating in the northeastern Pennsylvania area where authorities continue searching for a suspect accused of killing a state trooper. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:34:53 -0400
Microsoft unveils fitness gadget, health tracking
News ImageNEW YORK (AP) Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pays for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:33:01 -0400
California city faces key ruling on bankruptcy
News ImageSACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) Residents in the California city of Stockton will likely learn Thursday if they can put more than two years of financial uncertainty behind them.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:33:00 -0400
Flames, smoke after small plane crash in Kansas
News ImageWICHITA, Kan. (AP) Authorities say at least four people are dead after a small plane lost power and crashed into a building at a Kansas airport.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:07 -0400
Islamic State fighters kill 220 Iraqis from tribe that opposed them
By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Islamic State militants executed at least 220 Iraqis in retaliation against a tribe's opposition to their takeover of territory west of Baghdad, security sources and witnesses said. Two mass graves were discovered on Thursday containing some of the 300 members of the Sunni Muslim Albu Nimr tribe that Islamic State had seized this week. The captives, men aged between 18 and 55, had been shot at close range, witnesses said. ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:30:07 -0400
Report: Dangerous lab fires show lack of training
DENVER (AP) Science teachers need more safety training before running dazzling chemical experiments that can result in dangerous flash fires, according to a recommendation Thursday from a federal board charged with investigating such accidents. Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:28:10 -0400
PA peace activists charged in vicious attack
News ImageWASHINGTON, Pa. (AP) Two "Stop the Violence" organizers allegedly beat one of their colleagues so severely that he vomited blood and was left unconscious in critical condition.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:36 -0400
Syrian air strikes kill over 200 civilians in 10 days: monitor
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Bombing runs by the Syrian air force over the past 10 days have killed at least 221 civilians, a third of them children, a group monitoring Syria's civil war said on Thursday. The intensifying offensive by President Bashar al-Assad's forces has heightened concerns among his opponents that he may be taking advantage of U.S.-led air raids on Islamic State insurgents to regain territory elsewhere in the country. Since Oct. ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:27:25 -0400
Israel recalls ambassador to Sweden
News ImageJERUSALEM (AP) Israel has recalled its ambassador to Sweden to protest Stockholm's recognition of a Palestinian state.
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:24 -0400
U.N. watchdog urges Israel to probe possible Gaza war crimes
By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - Israel should investigate all alleged violations committed by its forces during three recent wars in Gaza and ensure military commanders are brought to justice for any crimes, a United Nations human rights watchdog said on Thursday. A panel of independent experts urged Israel to halt construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, stop confiscating land for their expansion, prevent violence against Palestinians and take measures to withdraw all settlers. The U.N. ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 13:26:24 -0400
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