See Spot relax: Pet massage gaining popularity
PHOENIX (AP) Spa treatments don't stop with people. You won't see any aromatherapy candles around, but animals get massages, too, and it's become a regular service that many pet owners value as more than just glorified petting.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:45:09 -0500
West African artists urge French-speaking nations to act on Ebola
By Misha Hussain DAKAR (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - West African artists have urged heads of state holding a French-speaking nations' summit in Dakar this weekend to take action to stop the spread of the deadly Ebola virus in the region. The rare tropical disease has infected more than 15,000 people in West Africa since it was first recorded in Guinea in March. More than 5,000 people have died from the virus, which causes severe vomiting, diarrhoea and internal bleeding. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:44:40 -0500
Syria 'no-fly zone' not being considered: NATO general
By Jonny Hogg IZMIR, Turkey (Reuters) - NATO is not considering establishing a "no-fly zone" in northern Syria, something Turkey has been calling for to alleviate security and humanitarian pressures on its southeastern borders, one of the alliance's top generals has told Reuters. Turkey has NATO's second largest military and is host for Land Command (LANDCOM), which is charged with improving the effectiveness and response time of the alliance's land forces. ...
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:42:51 -0500
Slain US teen's parents call officer's account 'crazy'
Protests have flared across the United States after Monday's decision by a grand jury not to prosecute a white police officer for shooting dead the unarmed black teenager in August. In his first televised interview since the incident, officer Darren Wilson said he feared for his life, that Brown resembled an angry "demon" and had started the confrontation, grabbing for his gun and later rushing toward him.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:40:31 -0500
Inclement weather affecting Thanksgiving travelers
MINEOLA, N.Y. (AP) One of the busiest, most stressful travel days of the year posed special challenges in the crowded Washington-to-Boston corridor as travelers on their way to Thanksgiving celebrations contended with a nor'easter packing rain and snow.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:51:16 -0500
US consumer spending picks up
Washington (AFP) - US consumer spending rose slightly in October after stalling in September, while personal income growth remained marginal, the Commerce Department reported Wednesday.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:39:26 -0500
NATO sees Russia ready for Ukraine incursion
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) NATO's top commander says Russia still has enough troops stationed on Ukraine's border to mount a major incursion, and that it is using its military might to affect political developments inside Ukraine.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:32:40 -0500
Lebanese FM: Cyprus may be jihadi transit point
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) Lebanon's foreign minister says more attention should be paid to the possibility of Cyprus becoming a gateway for aspiring foreign jihadis to transit in and out of the Middle East.
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:25 -0500
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