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UBS cannot arbitrate vs Nasdaq over Facebook IPO-court

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:59 PM - (Business)

People pose with mobile devices in front of projection of Facebook logo in this picture illustration taken in ZenicaBy Jonathan Stempel NEW YORK (Reuters) - A divided U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Friday said UBS' agreement with Nasdaq to help make a market for Facebook shares did not entitle the Swiss bank to arbitration, in its effort to recoup more than $350 million of losses. Circuit Judge Reena Raggi wrote for a 2-1 majority that the agreement was subject to a Nasdaq rule that "specifically disallows" claims over trading losses, showing that "the parties did not intend to submit such foreclosed claims to binding arbitration." UBS spokeswoman Karina Byrne did not immediately respond to requests for comment. Nasdaq spokesman Joseph Christinat said the company's lawyers would review the decision.


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Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:57 PM - (United States of America)

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2013 file photo, Celia Savage, right, gets into a waiting car as she leaves federal court after pleading guilty to two federal firearms charges in Gainesville, Ga. Savage, 25, appeared Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, before a judge who sentenced her to serve three years in prison. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A judge gave Celia Savage a break in February when he sentenced her to probation after federal authorities found pipe bombs and guns in her home during a raid. He warned her not to make him look like a fool.


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$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:56 PM - (United States of America)

NEW YORK (AP) — The city on Friday reached a $2.25 million settlement with the mother of a mentally ill, homeless former U.S. Marine who died earlier this year in a 101-degree jail cell, the comptroller said.

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Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Kaci Hickox

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:56 PM - (United States of America)

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for Kaci HickoxA Maine judge has rejected a bid by state health officials to restrict the movement of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine for medical workers who have treated Ebola patients.


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Before midterms, Obama plugs policies for women

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:56 PM - (Politics)

President Barack Obama speaks about the economy after participating in a roundtable discussion with working parents, small business owners, students and faculty, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama spoke in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S. economy and administration policies directed at women. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — With an election four days away, President Barack Obama urged women to raise their voices in favor of economic policies that benefit them and against politicians that he said belong in a "Mad Men" episode from a bygone era. Citing his own experiences as the son of a single mom and the father of two girls, he declared: "Some of this is personal."


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Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:55 PM - (United States of America)

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

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How clowns became creepy

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:52 PM - (United States of America)

CNN's Stephanie Elam examines the psychology behind creepy clowns and their growing popularity.
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Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:52 PM - (United States of America)

ST. LOUIS (AP) — The Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

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Competency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:51 PM - (United States of America)

PLYMOUTH TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.

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U.S. FCC chief may propose 'hybrid' net neutrality plan - WSJ

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:50 PM - (Business)

Wheeler testifies before a House Energy and Commerce Communications and Technology Subcommittee hearing on oversight of the FCC on Capitol Hill in WashingtonFederal Communications Commission chief is close to settling on a hybrid legal strategy for new Internet traffic rules that would treat part of the web network as a public utility, the Wall Street Journal reported in Friday's newspaper. FCC officials earlier this month listed a hybrid approach as one of various options they were considering for new "net neutrality" rules. It would split broadband into a retail service, connecting Internet service providers with consumers, and a back-end one, linking content companies' servers with ISPs' facilities. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler is now laying the groundwork for rules that would regulate the retail section more lightly under the agency's existing authority but apply stricter rules to the back end by classifying it more like a public utility, the Wall Street Journal reported.


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Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:48 PM - (World News)

ROME (AP) — Italy is insisting that lives won't be sacrificed as it ends its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifts over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.

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South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:48 PM - (World News)

Sam Meyiwa, the father of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, bottom left, reacts as he walks past a poster with his son's portrait during a memorial service held for three South African sports figures who died within days of each other at an indoor sports arena in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. South Africa's sport ministry organized a combined memorial service for fans of national soccer captain and goalkeeper Senzo Meyiwa, Olympic silver medalist Mbulaeni Mulaudzi and welterweight boxer Phindile Mwelase. (AP Photo/Themba Hadebe)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.


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Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:46 PM - (United States of America)

FILE- In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo provided by TheBrittanyFund.org, Brittany Maynard, left, hugs her mother Debbie Ziegler next to a helicopter at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. The 29-year-old terminally ill woman has fulfilled a wish on her bucket list: visiting the Grand Canyon. Maynard, who has advanced brain cancer, has said she plans use Oregon's death-with-dignity law to end her own life Saturday, Nov. 1, 2014 though she could still change her mind. (AP Photo/TheBrittanyFund.org, File)Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.


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New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:45 PM - (World News)

MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.

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12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse

Friday, 31 October 2014 - 16:44 PM - (World News)

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A collapse deep in a coal mine trapped 12 workers in Colombia and officials said Friday that any rescue will be difficult.

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