Exhausted by Partisanship? The Candidates Hear You

Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18
We’ve noticed a theme to some of the closing arguments Senate candidates are making in the final days before the election: They’re trying to talk to voters exhausted by polarization and partisanship -- even if these same candidates have contributed to it. Here’s Republican Tom Cotton, who’s the favorite to win Arkansas’ Senate contest: "If you like Washington today, I'm probably not your candidate,” he says in a new TV ad. “But if you're ready…
Giant Drill Bit Pierces Queens Subway Tunnel, Scrapes Train
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18
A giant drill bit being used in a construction project pierced the ceiling of a subway tunnel in Queens, coming into contact with an occupied train.
Relief: Poconos Breathe Easy as Eric Frein Manhunt Ends
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18
Halloween is back on in eastern Pennsylvania after suspected cop killer Eric Frein was captured Thursday. Frein, 31, was held in Pike County awaiting arraignment Thursday night on numerous charges, including first-degree murder, homicide of a law enforcement officer, attempted murder and possession of weapons of mass destruction. RELATED: Accused Pennsylvania Cop Killer Eric Frein Could Face Death Penalty Barrett Township — just 10 miles from Blooming Grove, where Frein is accused of having killed…
Maine Nurse Ordered to Stay Three Feet Away From People
Friday, 31 October 2014 08:18
Kaci Hickox, the Maine nurse who treated Ebola patients and is locked in a standoff with the governor over quarantine rules, has been temporarily ordered by a court to stay at least three feet away from other people and avoid public places. Hickox, who has tested negative for Ebola and has no symptoms, maintains that her rights are being violated by restrictions imposed by Maine authorities. She took a defiant bike ride on Thursday morning.…
Golden Globe Awards Fast Facts
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:32
Tina Fey and Amy Poehler host the 71st Golden Globe Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on Sunday, January 12. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association's annual event is often looked at as an Academy Awards predictor.
'Afghan' in Syria: Iranians pay us to fight for Assad
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:32
STORY HIGHLIGHTSUnverified video from Syrian rebels shows them pulling an Assad regime fighter from rubbleThe man appears terrified and is unable to speak Arabic, it becomes clear that he is AfghanThe man tells interrogators that he is an immigrant to Iran, which has paid him to fight in SyriaCNN went to Afghanistan and met other men recruited by Iran who had returned from Syria Gaziantep, Turkey (CNN) -- It is like many of the images…
J.K. Rowling delivers new 'Harry Potter' tale
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:32
J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" had to defeat some seriously disturbed villains, one of whom was sadistic Hogwarts instructor Dolores Umbridge.
Abbas: Closing holy site means war
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:32
File photo: Jewish activist Yehuda Glick walks down a street in Jerusalem. STORY HIGHLIGHTSRabbi Yehuda Glick has been shot and hospitalized in serious conditionPolice say they shot and killed a suspect in the shooting after he fired at them (CNN) -- Police shot and killed a suspect in the drive-by shooting of a rabbi but will keep the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City closed Thursday "to prevent disturbances.
Chevron profit jumps as refining offsets production dip
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:29
(Reuters) - Chevron Corp posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as lower crude prices boosted its refinery operations, helping to offset sagging oil and gas production. The company posted third-quarter net income of $5.59 billion, or $2.95 per share, compared with $4.95 billion, or $2.57 per share, a year earlier.
Exxon third-quarter profit rises 3 percent on refining
Friday, 31 October 2014 07:29
(Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil company, on Friday reported a 3 percent increase in quarterly profit on higher results in its refining and chemicals businesses. Profit in the third quarter rose to $8.07 billion, or $1.89 per share, from $7.87 billion, or $1.79 per share in the year-ago period. Oil and gas production fell 4.7 percent, the Irving, Texas company said.

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