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US shares close at record levels

Friday, 31 October 2014 17:43
31 October 2014Last updated at 21:55 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Continue reading the main story Overview Stock markets Share prices Currencies Commodities Gilts & Bonds UK Earnings London | Wall Street | AsiaContinue reading the main story Dow Jones Industrial AverageLast Updated at 31 Oct 2014, 16:07 ET*Chart shows local timevaluechange% 17390.52 ++195.10++1.13 Top winner and loser Intel Corp. 34.01 + +1.43+ +4.39 Wal-Mart Stores Inc.
Seattle megachurch dissolves, weeks after embattled founder resigns under fire
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:31
SEATTLE – Seattle megachurch Mars Hill has dissolved, about two weeks after its founder Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership. The church said on its website Friday it's urging its 12 branches in Washington, California, Oregon and New Mexico to consider becoming new, self-governing entities. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Pastor Dave Bruskas said on the website that central Mars Hill staff would be let go and that church properties would be sold off or loans…
Salem school bars church youth leader after student objects to religious conversation
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:31
SALEM, Ore. – A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist. The principal at Straub Middle School, Laura Perez, said that Tim Saffeels will not be allowed back as a volunteer for the remainder of the school year, the Salem Statesman Journal (http://stjr.nl/10aa7pU) reported Friday. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT Saffeels, director of student ministries at Salem…
VIRGIN GALACTIC CRASH SpaceShipTwo test flight goes down, killing 1
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:12
This image from video by KABC TV Los Angeles shows wreckage of what is believed to be SpaceShipTwo in Southern California's Mojave Desert on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/KABC TV) Virgin Galactic's SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket crashed during a test flight over the Mojave Desert Friday, killing at least one of the two pilots aboard and seriously injuring the other. The company tweeted that SpaceShipTwo was flying under rocket power and then tweeted that…
FOX NEWS POLL: Senate race tightens, rivals separated by 1 point in key states
Friday, 31 October 2014 17:12
“It all comes down to turnout.” That’s one of the biggest clichés in politics. It’s also true in one-point races. Welcome to Iowa, Kansas and North Carolina. ADVERTISEMENT ADVERTISEMENT According to the latest round of Fox News Senate battleground polls, none of the front-runners in those states hits the 50 percent mark. That means these races will be decided by late-deciding voters -- and campaigns competing furiously to get their voters to the polls.
Kerry, Iran minister to meet ahead of deadline for atom deal
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
Iranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010. REUTERS/Mehr News Agency/Majid AsgaripourIranian workers stand in front of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, about 1,200 km (746 miles) south of Tehran October 26, 2010.
Protests force out Burkina president, soldiers vie for power
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
People march against Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore's plan to change the constitution to stay in power in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 29, 2014. REUTERS/Joe PenneyPeople march against Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore's plan to change the constitution to stay in power in Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso, October 29, 2014.
Seattle Pacific University lifts campus lockdown after gun threat
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
SEATTLE (Reuters) – Seattle Pacific University said on Friday its campus was on lockdown after a student received a threat of someone coming to campus with a gun, but lifted the orders about an hour later. The small Christian college was the site of a campus shooting spree in June in which one person was killed and two others wounded. The university said on Twitter that the lockdown was lifted. Earlier it said the Seattle…
Kurdish peshmerga forces enter Syria's Kobani after further air strikes
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:45
An explosion following an air-strike is seen in the Syrian town of Kobani from near the Mursitpinar border crossing on the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa province October 29, 2014 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis By Humeyra Pamuk SURUC Turkey (Reuters) – U.S.-led air strikes hit Islamic State positions around the Syrian border town of Kobani on Friday in an apparent bid to pave the way for heavily-armed Kurdish peshmerga forces to enter…
Quarantine victory for US Ebola nurse
Friday, 31 October 2014 16:42
31 October 2014Last updated at 20:23 Share this pageDeliciousDiggFacebookredditStumbleUponTwitterEmailPrint Nurse Kaci Hickox (left) and boyfriend Ted Wilbur appeared in Maine following the judge's ruling Continue reading the main story Ebola outbreakSix surprising numbersWHO under fireNigeria's heroineVaccine 'too late' A judge in the US has ruled in favour of a nurse fighting a state quarantine order since returning from treating Ebola patients in West Africa.

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