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Whew! Nik Wallenda Makes It Through High-Wire Walks

Sunday, 02 November 2014 21:14
Daredevil acrobat Nik Wallenda gingerly crossed two wires, at one point blindfolded and without a safety harness or a net, strung between two Chicago skyscrapers on a Sunday evening in a derring-do high-wire act above the Windy City. Holding a pole, Wallenda cautiously moved across 94 feet — two times — and on a wire that was 3/4-inch thick. With cheers and whistles coming from a crowd gathered below, the stunt was captured live on…
Death With Dignity Advocate Brittany Maynard Dies in Oregon
Sunday, 02 November 2014 21:14
Brittany Maynard fulfilled her final wish Saturday, purposely ending her own life on her own schedule, activists close to her family confirmed Sunday night. She was 29. She was diagnosed in April with a fatal brain tumor — told the cancer likely would kill her in six months. But she had no intention, she said, of allowing the disease to control how she lived, or how she died. Maynard had planned since spring — a…
His role reduced, Obama makes final campaign push
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:22
STORY HIGHLIGHTSPresident Barack Obama will campaign Sunday in Connecticut and Pennsylvania He'll rally for two governor candidates, which is where he's focused his fall campaigning His campaign stops have been limited this cycle amid record low approval ratings (CNN) -- After a campaign season marked mainly by Democrats fleeing his shadow, President Barack Obama was set to embark upon the final push of what he calls his last campaign Sunday, hoping to mobilize voters in…
Is China's grand ethnic experiment working?
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:22
STORY HIGHLIGHTSMamat is Uyghur, just one of many from China's ethnic minorities studying far from homeMany have been placed by the government in eastern China, the heartland of the majority HanAt the same time, many Han have been encouraged to moved to Xinjiang, where Uyghurs are fromThis has created tensions that have frequently erupted into violent clashes Tianjin, China (CNN) -- In a gleaming classroom at Chong Hua High School in the northern Chinese city…
Nik Wallenda Halfway Through Risky High-Wire Walk
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:13
Daredevil acrobat Nik Wallenda gingerly crossed two wires, at one point blindfolded and without a safety harness or a net, strung between two Chicago skyscrapers on a Sunday evening in a derring-do high-wire act above the Windy City. Holding a pole, Wallenda cautiously moved across 94 feet - two times - and on a wire that was 3/4 inch thick. With cheers and whistles coming from a crowd gathered below, the stunt was captured live…
71 Percent Back Forced Quarantines for Ebola Workers, Poll Shows
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:13
More than seven in 10 Americans support mandatory quarantines for health professionals who have treated Ebola patients in West Africa, even if they have no symptoms, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. The survey shows that 71 percent of those surveyed say the health workers should be subject to a 21-day quarantine, while 24 percent disagree.
WATCH LIVE: Baltimore Ravens at Pittsburgh Steelers
Sunday, 02 November 2014 20:13
There's plenty at stake for both the Baltimore Ravens and the Pittsburgh Steelers — bitter division rivals with the same record.
'Nightcrawler,' 'Ouija' duke it out at box office
Sunday, 02 November 2014 19:22
Each weekend Exhibitor Relations Co. releases domestic box office estimates ahead of final figures that come out Monday afternoon. This weekend, "Nightcrawler" made a lackluster box office debut, grossing $10.9 million. See what else came behind it.
Space plane crash probe may take year
Sunday, 02 November 2014 19:22
STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: A memorial fund is set up for Michael Tyner AlsburyNEW: Richard Branson wishes Peter Siebold a speedy recovery The co-pilot "is alert and talking with his family and doctors"The breakup of the space plane left a debris field spanning 5 miles (CNN) -- The surviving co-pilot in the Virgin Galactic SpaceShipTwo disaster is "alert" and speaking, the company that partnered with Virgin on the test flight program said Sunday.
Dollar climbs on yen, BOJ passes baton to ECB
Sunday, 02 November 2014 19:18
By Wayne Cole SYDNEY (Reuters) - The U.S. dollar touched seven-year peaks versus the yen on Monday as markets basked in the afterglow of the Bank of Japan's surprise stimulus push and looked forward to at least a hint of fresh action from European policy makers this week. The dollar came within a whisker of 113.00 yen in early trade, reaching a high not see since December 2007 and bringing into view that month's peak…

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