Hong Kong protesters break into government building as tensions flare again

Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:25
By James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - A small group of Hong Kong pro-democracy protesters broke into the city's legislature via a side door early on Wednesday, and police stopped others storming the building as tensions jumped following a period of calm. The incident came just hours after court bailiffs managed to clear part of a protest camp in the heart of the city that has been occupied by pro-democracy demonstrators for nearly two months,…
Producer Dr. Luke moves to dismiss pop singer Kesha's rape claim from civil lawsuit
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:25
FILE - In this Aug. 24, 2014 file photo, Kesha arrives at the MTV Video Music Awards at The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. Attorneys for music producer Lukasz Gottwald, known professionally as Dr. Luke, filed a motion in Los Angeles Superior Court on Monday, Nov. 17, 2014, seeking the dismissal of claims made by the pop singer, Kesha, that she was raped by her mentor. Gottwald's filings argue that the claims are barred by the…
OKCupid expands options for gender, sexual orientation
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:22
Desktop-based online dating is so 2008. Although sites such as Match.com remain popular with older singles, younger users are flocking to mobile-first dating apps. Here's a look at some digital tools for today's lonely hearts.
Boehner: Dent to head House ethics committee
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:22
Washington (CNN) -- House Speaker John Boehner has tapped Pennsylvania Rep. Charlie Dent, a moderate GOP member who frequently breaks with Republican leaders, to chair the House ethics committee in the next Congress. "Charlie Dent is the epitome of what an Ethics Committee chairman should be: he is thoughtful and well-respected on both sides of the aisle for his integrity and good judgment," Boehner said in a statement Tuesday.
Ferguson awaits ruling in Michael Brown death
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:22
STORY HIGHLIGHTSThough the grand jury has until January to rule, a decision is expected this monthGrand jury weighing evidence to determine if Officer Darren Wilson will face chargesWilson fatally shot Michael Brown, an unarmed teen, in August, setting off protestsGovernor has declared state of emergency; mayor has told police to prepare for worst Soledad O'Brien's new documentary "Black in America: Black & Blue" takes a look at New York's stop and frisk policy and explores…
Here Comes the Snow: Wall of Weather Blankets Buffalo
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:01
Clouds of snow creep towards One Seneca Tower in downtown Buffalo, New York, on Tuesday, looking out across Lake Erie. The entire country is battling freezing temperatures today, with millions of Americans facing another bitter blast of unseasonably cold air. Towns along Lake Erie are expected to be thumped by thick snow, with as much as six feet possible south of Buffalo, according to NBC News meteorologist Bill Karins. First published November 18 2014, 10:04…
Netanyahu on Attack: 'Human Beasts Committed a Massacre'
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:01
TEL AVIV, Israel — Two Palestinians stormed a Jerusalem synagogue, opening fire and using knives and axes to attack Jews praying inside, officials said Tuesday. Four rabbis were killed — including three dual U.S.-Israeli nationals — and six other people wounded. The attackers were later killed in a shootout with police. Speaking to BBC Radio 4, Iraeli police spokesman Micky Rosenfeld Rosenfeld said: "Everybody was praying peacefully without any disruptions whatsoever and then all of…
Cost to Treat Ebola: $1 Million For Two Patients
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 14:01
It cost more than $1 million to treat two patients sent to the University of Nebraska’s Medical Center, the hospital’s chancellor said Tuesday. And it’s still not clear who will pay the bill and how. It’s the first on-the-record estimate of what it’s cost to treat Ebola patients in the United States. So far, 10 people have been treated on U.S. soil — most recently, Sierra Leonean Dr. Martin Salia, who died Monday in Nebraska.…
Takata senior VP to testify before U.S. Senate committee
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:24
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Representatives of Takata Corp, Chrysler Group Llc, Honda Motor Co Ltd and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration will testify before the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Thursday to answer questions about the dangers posed by air bags supplied by Takata. The final witness list, provided by a Senate aide, includes Hiroshi Shimizu, senior vice president of global quality assurance for Takata, Scott Kunselman, senior vice president of vehicle safety and regulatory…
Ackman supports Allergan's $66 billion sale to Actavis
Tuesday, 18 November 2014 13:24
(Reuters) - Activist investor William Ackman is supporting the $66 billion deal in which Actavis PLC will buy Allergan Inc and plans to withdraw from an Allergan special shareholder meeting he had planned, CNBC television reported on Tuesday. Ackman, who had been fighting alongside Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc for control of Allergan, had called for the Allergan meeting to vote out board members and force the company to the table to consider their joint offer.

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