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31 Oct 2014 - United States
Frein Shackled With SlainA self-trained survivalist awaits his arraignment inside the same barracks he's accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers last month, killing one and seriously wounding another.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani promised to fix the country's tarnished human rights record when he took office last August, but Iran has since seen an alarming rise in executions. The latest death... by hanging made headlines around the world when Reyhaneh Jabbari was executed for murdering former intelligence officer Morteza Abdolali Sarbandi, who had tried to rape her.
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Becoming a Mother at 70 in India

Boston - 31 Oct 2014 01:23
The BBC's Divya Arya reports from India, where women of 60 and 70 are becoming mothers for the first time.
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More than 24 hours after a landslide swallowed the village of Haldumulla in south-central Sri Lanka, rescuers are still searching for survivors, although hopes of finding anyone alive are diminishing.... More than a hundred people are confirmed dead, buried by an avalanche of mud and rubble.. Among the survivors were children who were away at school when the rain-soaked hillside gave way. But for many others there was no chance of escape.
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In Ebola hit Liberia, people line up for food supplies from the UN World Food Program. The food distribution is expected to go hand in hand with the medical response, says WFP Regional director Denise... Brown.
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This torenia flower is a bit spooky. Researchers at Japan's National Museum of Nature and Science designed it that way. The normally white flower was genetically modified to glow when exposed to blue... light, using it as an energy source to trigger the fluorescent plankton proteins that were inserted into its genome to activate. The Museum's Fumitaka Wakabayashi says the glowing flower is a first.
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Thick smoke covers the streets of Ouagadougou - after angry demonstrators in Burkina Faso set the parliament on fire, protesting President Blaise Compaore's bid to extend his 27 year rule by amending... the constitution. As the violence erupted, the government abandoned its plans - but the protests continued, prompting the military to step in.
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A US extradition request for Roman Polanski is denied by Poland, according to the filmmaker's lawyers. Polanski, director of classics including "Rosemary's Baby" and "Chinatown", is planning to shoot... a film in Krakow, a city where he spent part of his childhood. In 1977, he pled guilty to having unlawful sex with 13-year-old girl during a photoshoot in Los Angeles, fueled by champagne and drugs.
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CDC pulls poster saying EbolaThe ​U.S. ​​Centers for Disease Control on Thursday yanked a poster off its Web site explaining how Ebola can be spread by contaminated droplets -- from a sneeze for example...
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Hawaii Calls in National GuardIntended to protect residents from looters
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Russian jets have been intercepted in NATO airspace for a third day as the alliance reports increased military activity across the region. The Latvian Army reported that it had shadowed a Russian... Su-27 fighter and a IL-76 military transport plane, which also was later monitored by a Eurofighter on behalf of NATO's Baltic air policing mission.
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Autism's link to genes grows

CNN - 31 Oct 2014 00:24
Autism's link to genes growsDozens of new genes identified that may play a role in causing autism.
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Israel, late on Thursday, announced that it will reopen the Al-Aqsa and Temple Mount compound on Friday, just hours after U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the Israeli government to do so.
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Kimberly-Clark Faces $500Kleenex tissue maker Kimberly-Clark Corp is being sued for more than $500 million for allegedly falsely claiming their surgical gowns protect against Ebola. California law firm Eagan Avenatti filed... the suit Wednesday saying Kimberly-Clark continued to claim the “MICROCOOL Breathable High Performance Surgical Gown” provided the highest protection, despite failing industry tests for protection against…
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A catcall crisis? That's a hoot

New York Post - 31 Oct 2014 06:38
A catcall crisis? That's aCalm down, ladies. Chill, gentlemen. And members of the group referred to by the newly politically correct term "queer'' need to get over themselves. A catcall isn't even close to...
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(Reuters) - Thirty billion dollars in funding for roads, bridges and thousands of new homes in areas devastated by the tsunami in Japan three and a half years ago is still languishing unspent in the... bank. That means Keiko Abe is heading into a fourth winter of sub-zero temperatures in a cramped, temporary dwelling that is succumbing to the elements.
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Hong Kong Protesters: Images'Not like hothouse flowers': In words and images, Hong Kong protesters show determination
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After 40 Years, a Look atHello Kitty at 40: How a nameless cat achieved global fame
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Japan's $1.1 trillion pension fund clears plan to double share purchases, cut bond holdings
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Romania to Vote for NewRomania's prime minister is favorite to be its next president; voters blase about corruption
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UN envoy proposes Syria 'fighting freeze'

Al Jazeera English - 31 Oct 2014 11:06
Staffan de Mistura says local ceasefires in different parts of the war-torn country could help get aid deliveries in.
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5 Cream Cheeses That Went Too Far

ABC News - 31 Oct 2014 10:59
Raspberry Chipotle Cream Cheese. Is it really necessary to have that much spice and sweet in the morning? Can???t we just eat a bagel and go?
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Papa Murphy's CEO Takes HisLike his customers who want to spend time with their families on Halloween, the CEO of "take 'n' bake" pizza chain Papa Murphy's will be bringing pizzas to his wife and son tonight.
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Hurley Takes a 2-Shot Lead at CIMB Classic

ABC News - 31 Oct 2014 10:58
Billy Hurley III takes a 2-shot lead heading into weekend at CIMB Classic
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Sony's Quarterly Loss BalloonsSony says quarterly loss balloons to $1.2 billion on smartphone woes, sticks to forecasts
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