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Hottest September Ever Keeps Earth on Pace for Record Year

Monday, 20 October 2014 14:04
September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 degrees Fahrenheit (15.7 Celsius). That was the hottest September in 135 years of record keeping. It was the fourth monthly record set this year, along with May, June and August. NASA, which measures temperatures slightly differently, had already…
Eric Holder: Panetta book 'unfortunate'
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:11
Washington (CNN) -- Attorney General Eric Holder took aim at former Defense and CIA chief Leon Panetta on Monday, whose recently-published memoir accused President Barack Obama of vacillating over policy in Syria and damaging U.S. credibility. Holder, in an interview with CNN, defended the president's decisiveness and said Panetta acted improperly by dishing on the president. "I think [what] Leon said in the book is unfortunate. But frankly, I don't think it's something that a…
'American Idol' alum dies at 32
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:10
Singer and model Joanne Borgella, an "American Idol" contestant in 2008, died on Saturday, October 18, at age 32 after a battle with cancer, according to her family.
Mom: No 'Breaking Bad' at Toys R Us
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:10
A Florida mother is upset about Toys R Us carrying "Breaking Bad" action figures. STORY HIGHLIGHTSNEW: Bryan Cranston tweets response to controversy"Breaking Bad" action figures available at Toys R UsA Florida mother is upset that they'd be at a toy store"BB" fan Susan Schrijver thinks Toys R Us is inappropriate venue (CNN) -- "Breaking Bad's" Walter White may have cleverly dodged authorities during his career as a drug kingpin, but his action figure hasn't dodged…
Top Allergan holder Paulson urges deal with Shire: sources
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:10
By Olivia Oran (Reuters) - Allergan Inc shareholder Paulson & Co is urging the Botox maker to merge with specialty pharmaceutical company Shire Plc as an alternative to a deal with hostile bidder Valeant Pharmaceuticals , according to two people familiar with the matter. The hedge fund told Allergan CEO David Pyott that it would support a deal with Shire, the sources said. The deal would not be structured as a so-called tax inversion, the…
Ebola Fear: Maine Teacher Put on Leave After Dallas Trip
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:03
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Two More Deaths Linked to Faulty GM Ignition Switches
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:02
At least 29 people have died and 27 people have been seriously injured in crashes involving General Motors cars with defective ignition switches. Attorney Kenneth Feinberg, who was hired by GM to compensate victims, updated the totals Monday. Feinberg says he has received 184 death claims since August. Of those, 29 have been deemed eligible for compensation, up two from last week. Twenty-seven of the 1,333 injury claimants have also received compensation offers. GM knew…
Bogus, Man! Colorado Wants to Ban Pot Brownies
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:02
Colorado health officials want to ban many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment has recommended that retail marijuana edibles be limited to lozenges and tinctures. The recommendation has been obtained by The Associated Press in advance of a third and possibly final workgroup meeting Monday to draw up rules for identifiable markers or colors for edible marijuana products so they won't be confused…
Cops Name Suspect in Killings of Seven Indiana Women
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:02
Indiana police on Monday named a suspect in custody in the killings of seven women whose bodies were found over the weekend, and they said he may be responsible for slayings as long as two decades ago. Chief John Doughty of the city of Hammond identified the alleged killer as Darren Vann, 43, and said he was convicted of a sexual assault five years ago in Texas. Vann is “what I would label a serial…
Mass of Sinkhole Debris Shows Hawaii's Tsunami Risk: Study
Monday, 20 October 2014 13:02
A massive earthquake strikes Alaska’s Aleutian Chain, spawning a 30-foot-high tsunami that blasts onto Hawaii’s shore and fills a huge sinkhole with debris. Researchers sift through it 500 years later, find evidence of the catastrophe and urge authorities to redraw evacuation maps to prepare for such a disaster. That’s the thrust of a new study, reported in Geophysical Research Letters, that examined deposits in Kauai’s Makauwahi sinkhole. The researchers, led by Rhett Butler, a geophysicist…

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