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Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:59 PM - (United States of America)

Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect was arrested Friday afternoon after two Northern California sheriff's deputies were killed during a series of shootings that spanned about six hours and 30 miles across two Northern California counties. A third deputy and a bystander were also shot during the spree.


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PGA president sacked over Poulter 'lil girl' jibe

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:56 PM - (Sports)

Ted Bishop has been sacked as president of the PGA of America, less than a day after he called Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on TwitterTed Bishop has been sacked as president of the PGA of America, less than a day after he called Ian Poulter a "lil girl" on Twitter. The PGA of America said Friday that Bishop was relieved of his duties after the slur aimed at the European Ryder Cup player, which he then repeated on Facebook, before removing both of them. "The members and apprentices of the PGA of America must uphold the highest standards and values of the profession, as well as the manner in which we conduct ourselves at all times," said PGA vice president Derek Sprague, who will replace Bishop on an interim basis.


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Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks, improve wages - WSJ

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:55 PM - (Business)

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The five-time presidential candidate wrote in a letter published by the paper that poverty wages and harmful conditions are "a consequence of tolerating outrageous stock buybacks." (http://on.wsj.com/ZQgyyy) "'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than 'assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11-hour shifts, and sleeping eight to a room in the Jabil Circuit corporate dormitories in Wuxi, China'," wrote Nader in the letter dated Oct. 23. Apple is one of the top customers of contract electronics maker Jabil JBL.N.

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Costa Rica downs Trinidad & Tobago on PKs

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:53 PM - (World News)

Trinidad and Tobago defender Lauren Hutchinson (20) reacts after her tying goal against Costa Rica in the second half during a CONCACAF semifinal soccer match in Philadelphia, Pa., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — Costa Rica earned the team's first trip to the World Cup and a spot in the CONCACAF Women's Championship match by defeating Trinidad and Tobago on penalty kicks after a 1-1 semifinal draw on Friday night.


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Hacker sentenced to 21 months in U.S. prison for $15 million scheme

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:52 PM - (Technology)

A magnifying glass is held in front of a computer screen in this picture illustration taken in BerlinBy Joseph Ax NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Massachusetts man was sentenced to 21 months in prison on Friday for his role in a cybercrime scheme that hacked accounts at banks, brokerage firms and government agencies in an attempt to steal more than $15 million, U.S. prosecutors said. Robert Dubuc, 41, pleaded guilty to wire fraud conspiracy, conspiracy to commit access device fraud and identity theft in federal court in New Jersey in April. U.S. District Judge Peter Sheridan in Trenton imposed the sentence on Friday. ...


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Two US states order tough Ebola quarantine rules

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:51 PM - (Health)

A newspaper vendor holds up a copy of the NY Post in front of the entrance to Bellevue Hospital on October 24, 2014 in New YorkNew York and New Jersey on Friday ordered a mandatory quarantine for medics who treated victims of the disease in West Africa, after the deadly virus spread to America's largest city. The new measures were ordered by state governors Andrew Cuomo and Chris Christie the day after an American doctor tested positive for Ebola one week after returning from working in hard-hit Guinea. Craig Spencer, 33, was in stable condition in isolation at Bellevue Hospital Center on Friday as he underwent treatment for the illness, which has killed nearly 4,900 people -- most of them in West Africa.


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Ferguson shooting probe to be complete in coming months: Attorney general

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:48 PM - (United States of America)

A pamphlet for the " Ferguson October" demonstrations is seen on the a makeshift memorial for Michael Brown in Ferguson, MissouriBy Julia Edwards WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said on Friday that he expects the Justice Department's investigation into the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown by a white police officer in Ferguson, Missouri, to be complete by the time he leaves office. Holder, who was speaking at a news event in Los Angeles, last month announced his resignation but said he would not leave until his replacement was chosen and confirmed by the Senate. The Obama administration is expected to announce a nominee to replace him by the end of the year. ...


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Wall Street finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:47 PM - (Business)

Amazon CEO Bezos talks about his company's new Fire smartphone at a news conference in Seattle, WashingtonBy Deepa Seetharaman and Ross Kerber SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday.    Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. "They're becoming much too distracted in all these other efforts" outside core businesses like online retailing and web services, said Matthew Benkendorf, portfolio manager at Vontobel Asset Management. Benkendorf unloaded his Amazon holdings a year ago and said he would be skeptical of future involvement even if the stock falls further.


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Therapists missed Newtown gunman's rage as a teenager: report

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:47 PM - (Health)

Adam Lanza is pictured in this undated handout photoBy Richard Weizel HARTFORD Conn. (Reuters) - The extent of Newtown school shooter Adam Lanza's growing rage, isolation and delusions when he was a teenager were apparently overlooked by his mother, psychiatrists and counselors, according to a report expected to be issued next month. The report found that Lanza, who gunned down 20 children and six educators at the Sandy Hook Elementary School nearly two years ago, did not have to become a violent adult, Scott Jackson, chairman of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, said on Friday. ...


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Police: 2 dead, including gunman, in school attack

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:44 PM - (United States of America)

MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.

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Ridesharing company Uber launches in Nevada

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:44 PM - (United States of America)

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ridesharing company Uber launched in Las Vegas, Reno and Carson City on Friday after months of rumors that included recruitment posts on Craigslist and cryptic front-page newspaper advertisements, but the company faces a battle with the state's highly regulated and influential taxi industry.

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Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:43 PM - (World News)

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

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Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:42 PM - (Technology)

In this Oct. 20, 2014 photo provided by Paragon Space Development Corporation, Google executive Alan Eustace is shown before a test flight for his Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 leap from the edge of space that broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert outside Roswell. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development Corp. and its Stratospheric Explorer team, which has been working secretly for years to develop a self-contained commercial spacesuit that would allow people to explore some 20 miles above the Earth's surface.(AP Photo/Paragon Space Development Corporation)ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space.


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Remains belong to missing UK-born student

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:41 PM - (World News)

FILE - This undated file photo, provided by the Charlottesville, Va., Police Department shows missing University of Virginia student Hannah Elizabeth Graham. Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of Hannah Graham, a university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 ending a search that left the campus and community on edge. (AP Photo/Charlottesville, Va., Police Department, File)CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.


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Ralph Nader urges Apple to reduce buybacks and raise wages - WSJ

Friday, 24 October 2014 - 23:41 PM - (Business)

Customers enter the Fifth Avenue Apple store shortly after doors opened for iPhone 6 sales in Manhattan, New York(Reuters) - Consumer advocate Ralph Nader sent a letter to Apple Inc Chief Executive Officer Tim Cook urging the company to reduce its spending on share buybacks and use the money to raise wages, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday. The five-time presidential candidate wrote in a letter published by the paper that poverty wages and harmful conditions are "a consequence of tolerating outrageous stock buybacks." "'Designed by Apple in California' has a nicer ring to it than 'assembled by workers paid about a dollar per hour, working 11-hour shifts, and sleeping eight to a room in the Jabil Circuit corporate dormitories in Wuxi, China'," wrote Nader in the letter dated Oct. 23. Apple is one of the top customers of contract electronics maker Jabil. Apple declined to comment on Nader's letter, which echoes criticism from labour activists and right groups.


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