Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
WASHINGTON (AP) After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:11:40 -0400
Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland
WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland's foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website Politico that Putin made the proposal during Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's visit to Moscow in 2008 - although he later said some of the interview had been "overinterpreted". "He wanted us to become participants in this partition of Ukraine ... ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:11:19 -0400
Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Excitement for Apple's new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models drove sales of a record 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, boosting the company's earnings and revenue well above expectations. All told, the ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:11:12 -0400
US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks
WASHINGTON (AP) A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:07:21 -0400
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:06:32 -0400
Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
WASHINGTON (AP) People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 17:04:53 -0400
Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags
By Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:58:07 -0400
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders
By Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, themselves fighting Islamic State in Iraq. He stopped short of saying whether Ankara backed the U.S. air-drop of weapons. ...
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:55:19 -0400
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