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35,000 walruses 'haul out' on Alaska beach

Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:38
About 35,000 walruses gather on shore near Point Lay, Alaska, in this aerial photo taken Saturday and provided by NOAA. STORY HIGHLIGHTSA walrus gathering near Point Lay, Alaska, is the largest knownAn aerial survey finds no sea ice, on which walruses usually rest, in the areaThe amount of Arctic sea ice is the sixth-lowest on recordNorth Pacific surface temperatures are at record highs
Source: Hospital didn't ask Ebola patient about travel
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:38
STORY HIGHLIGHTSA man who traveled from Liberia to Dallas has been diagnosed with Ebola The ambulance that transported him was in service for two more daysThe man was not symptomatic on the plane; official don't think passengers were at risk"I have no doubt that we'll stop this in its tracks in the U.S," the CDC director says Atlanta (CNN) -- In this age of modern air travel, it was just a matter of when, not…
September U.S. car sales show industry still strong
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
By Bernie Woodall and Paul Lienert DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. consumers bought more cars in September than in the previous year, but early sales results from leading automakers on Wednesday were mixed. General Motors Co, Fiat SpA's Chrysler Group and Nissan Motor Co all reported year-to-year sales gains, but Ford Motor Co said sales fell slightly from a year ago. The generally positive results indicated industry strength continued as summer waned.
U.S. construction spending posts surprise decline in August
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - U.S. construction spending unexpectedly fell in August, hit by weaker private spending outside the housing sector and a pullback in public investments. Construction spending dropped 0.8 percent to an annual rate of $960.96 billion, the Commerce Department said on Wednesday in a report that also revised downward spending estimates for the prior two months. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast construction spending increasing 0.5 percent in August.
U.S. factory activity growth slows in September: ISM
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. manufacturing expanded during September but the pace of growth at American factories slowed from August, which was the best monthly showing since March 2011, according to an industry report released on Wednesday. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) said its index of national factory activity eased to 56.6 in September from 59.0 in August. The reading fell short of expectations of 58.5, according to a Reuters poll of economists.
Auto stocks drop after September sales data
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
By Ryan Vlastelica NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were little changed on Wednesday as investors looked ahead to a number of economic reports that could set the tone for the fourth quarter on Wall Street. * Markets are coming off a positive third quarter with a seventh straight quarterly gain for both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq, but also a decline for major indexes in September.
Lena Dunham agrees to compensate book tour opening acts after online outrage
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR THE TELEVISION ACADEMY - Lena Dunham arrives at the 66th Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, in Los Angeles. (Photo by John Shearer/Invision for the Television Academy/AP Images) HBO star Lena Dunham tweeted this this afternoon about paying opening-act performers on her book tour. Some good points were raised and I've ensured that all opening acts will be compensated for their time, their labor…
Charlie Sheen’s odd facial injury shuts down 'Anger Management' production
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 10:00
Where Charlie Sheen goes, drama follows. The wacky star suffered a facial injury that required him to get stitches and caused his show “Anger Management” to stop production, according to Radar Online. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT A rep for Sheen dished about the strange accident to the gossip site. PHOTOS: Wobbly Warlock! Charlie Sheen Struggles To Walk, Acts Erratically, In Bizarre Outing “Charlie was playing with one of his dogs in the pool and he accidentally dove…
Body-Cam Video Helps Clear Utah Cop in Shooting
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:40
A police officer was legally justified in shooting an unarmed man, a Salt Lake City district attorney said Tuesday, in a decision based on video from the officer's body camera. The case is the first time the district attorney there has relied on body-cam evidence to determine whether an officer-involved shooting could be justified.
World on Fire: Can Washington Handle Cyclone of Crises?
Wednesday, 01 October 2014 09:40
Every news cycle introduces the American public to another unbelievable -- and usually negative -- story. Over the summer, it was the rise of ISIS and the surface-to-air missile that destroyed a jetliner over Eastern Ukraine. Then there was the flood of unaccompanied Central American minors coming to the U.S.-Mexico border. After that, the beheadings of the American journalists in Syria. And now? On Tuesday, we learned about the first confirmed Ebola case diagnosed in…

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