Top News Stories 10/30/2011

Top News Stories of 10/30/2011

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The Hindu

Freak nor’easter storm blamed for 11 deaths

SOUTH WINDSOR, Conn. – When winter’s white mixes with autumn’s orange and gold, nature gets ugly. A freak October nor’easter knocked out power to more than 3 million homes and businesses across the Northeast on Sunday in large part because leaves still 
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IBTimes Canada
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Los Angeles Times
Sacramento Bee (blog)
Christian Science Monitor
The Inquisitr
International Business Times
Daily Mail
BBC News
Washington Times

USA Today

Herman Cain denies allegations of sexual harassment

Los Angeles Times – ‎48 minutes ago‎

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain is denying allegations that he had been accused of sexual harassment when he was head of the National Restaurant Assn.

USA Today

Steelers offer air of truth about Patriots pass defense – ‎16 minutes ago‎

PITTSBURGH — Airing it out was the plan all along for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They were going to throw until Ben Roethlisberger’s arm fell off or the Patriots stopped them.

Fox News

One More Thing: Steve Jobs’ Final Moments Described by Sister

PC Magazine – ‎27 minutes ago‎

Steve Jobs final words? Really, just a final phrase, repeated in triplicate: “Oh wow. Oh wow. Oh wow.” That’s but the capstone of a gripping eulogy delivered by Steve Jobs’s biological sister, author Mona Simpson, at Jobs’s October 16 

Globe and Mail

Tensions high a day after Gaza violence

Los Angeles Times – ‎1 hour ago‎

Palestinian militants accept an Egyptian-brokered cease-fire. Its rocket attacks and Israel’s airstrikes grow less frequent. A construction worker fixes a hole made by a long-range Grad rocket in Ashdod, Israel.

Reuters UK

Japan intervenes to curb yen strength

Reuters – ‎15 minutes ago‎

A picture illustration shows US 100 dollar banks and Japanese 10000 yen notes taken in Tokyo August 2, 2011. By Antoni Slodkowski and Hideyuki Sano TOKYO (Reuters) – The dollar spiked to a three-month high against the yen on Monday after Japan 

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Globe and Mail

Qantas to Resume Flights as Government Intervention Ends Strikes

BusinessWeek – ‎1 hour ago‎

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Qantas Airways Ltd. will resume flights today after grounding its fleet and stranding 80000 passengers in a move that prompted the government to intervene in union disputes that cost the company more than $100

Arab League hands Syria plan to end unrest

Reuters India – ‎18 minutes ago‎

Demonstrators protesting against Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad march through the streets after Friday prayers in Amude October 28, 2011.

Thai ‘Credibility’ at Stake as Factories Soak in Flood Plain

BusinessWeek – ‎1 hour ago‎

Oct. 31 (Bloomberg) — Hana Microelectronics Pcl is among the thousands of Thai companies with factories swamped by record floods calling on the government to help ensure it never happens again as waters slowly recede north of

American Identified as Bomber in Attack on African Union in Somalia

New York Times – ‎2 hours ago‎

MOGADISHU, Somalia – The voice in the recording sounds unmistakably familiar – the tenor, the colloquialisms – a boy who grew up in America.

The Guardian

Taliban Hit Challenges Gains

Wall Street Journal – ‎2 hours ago‎

KABUL—The Taliban’s deadliest attack on the US-led coalition in Kabul, which killed 13 troops and civilian employees this weekend, showcased the insurgency’s increasing ability to strike the Afghan capital, challenging military gains 
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ABC News

With videos: Cain Web ad shines focus on viral campaigns

Detroit Free Press – ‎1 hour ago‎

Former CEO of Godfather’s Pizza Herman Cain participates in the Republican Presidential debate hosted by CNN and The Western Republican Leadership Conference on October 18, 2011, at the The Venetian Resort Hotel Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Central Florida News 13

Grand Teton bear bites hunter

Jackson Hole News&Guide – ‎39 minutes ago‎

Grand Teton National Park rangers and Teton County Sheriff’s deputies wheel a hunter who was attacked by a bear Sunday in the park to an awaiting ambulance.

Sydney Morning Herald

Occupy protesters arrested in Texas, Oregon – ‎1 hour ago‎

A protester is forcibly removed from Jamison Park in Portland, Ore., early Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011. A large group marched from the downtown Occupy Portland camp in an attempt to occupy the park when police moved in with riot gear and horses to make 
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Euro, Dollar Look To Central Banks

Wall Street Journal – ‎1 hour ago‎

NEW YORK—Both the dollar and euro are vulnerable to monetary policy decisions this week, although the Federal Reserve poses a bigger risk to the greenback than the European Central Bank does to the common currency.

For Europe Bailout Fund, Next Stop Is Japan

Wall Street Journal – ‎1 hour ago‎

BEIJING—The head of Europe’s bailout fund, Klaus Regling, takes his tour of potential Asian investors to Japan next, after Beijing proved unwilling to open its checkbook until European leaders could offer more 

Los Angeles Times

7-Hour Wait on Tarmac Near Hartford

New York Times – ‎2 hours ago‎

By AP It was a passenger’s nightmare over the weekend at the main airport serving Hartford. Passengers on three JetBlue planes and one American Airlines plane said they were stranded on the tarmac for seven hours or more after being diverted from New 

New York Daily News

Madoffs Aim to Write Their Own Future

New York Times – ‎2 hours ago‎

Andrew Madoff with his fiancée, Catherine Hooper. From the start of the inquiry, “I’ve wanted to talk and tell my story,” he said.
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Apple prepping Air-like 15-inch MacBook, report says

CNET – ‎49 minutes ago‎

Apple is readying a MacBook that would extend the ultrathin Air design beyond the 13-inch market segment, according to reports. Japanese-language site Macotakara says a new 15-inch model 

The Inquisitr

The bloody incredible iPad Halloween costume

CNET – ‎1 hour ago‎

They think of things that no one else will think of, and those things turn out to actually be useful. Or, in very rare cases, amusing too.

USA Today

‘Uncharted 3’ faces big-name competition

USA Today – ‎3 hours ago‎

Virtual leading man Nathan Drake has been in some tough spots before: a sea-pirate ambush in his 2007 PlayStation 3 debut, Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune, and a cliffhanging train wreck in 2009’s Uncharted 2: Among Thieves, 
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China Daily

‘Puss in Boots’ Beats ‘In Time’ and ‘Rum Diary’ on Halloween Weekend Box Office

AceShowbiz – ‎1 hour ago‎

Despite the snowstorm in Northeast, ‘Puss’ successfully collects $34 million in its debut week, making a new record as the highest grossing film in Halloween weekend.

Us Magazine

Guess Which Stunning Star Transformed Into a Creepy Corpse for Halloween!

E! Online – ‎1 hour ago‎

This celebrity stunner never ceases to amaze us with her creative costumes, but this one took her over-the-top Halloween transformations to a whole ‘nother level.
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Stanford moves up BCS standings

Deseret News – ‎12 minutes ago‎

Stanford’s first win of the season against a ranked team helped Andrew Luck and the Cardinal move up in the BCS standings. While LSU (8-0), Alabama (8-0) and Oklahoma State (8-0) remained locked into the top three spots in the 

USA Today

Vick, McCoy Lead Eagles to 34-7 Win Over Cowboys

ABC News – ‎10 minutes ago‎

Michael Vick threw two touchdown passes, LeSean McCoy had a career-best 185 yards rushing and two scores and the Philadelphia Eagles routed the Dallas Cowboys 34-7 Sunday night.

Yahoo! Eurosport UK

Jackson leads Rams to first win of season – ‎1 hour ago‎

Before Sunday’s game against the Saints, Steven Jackson told the Rams to keep fighting. His speech proved inspirational, as St. Louis got its first win of the season.

Los Angeles Times

Bruce Martin: Five things from Martinsville – ‎21 minutes ago‎

Tony Stewart muscled his way past Jimmie Johnson in the final laps to take the victory at Martinsville. MARTINSVILLE, Va. — It was a knock-down slugfest as NASCAR’s Chase for the Championship made its only visit to a short track, and the only things 
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Wall Street Journal

Concerns Are Raised About Genetically Engineered Mosquitoes

New York Times – ‎1 hour ago‎

A female Aedes aegypti, the species that is the main transmitter of the dengue fever virus. Oxitec injected DNA into mosquito eggs to modify the species.

Asteroid Lutetia leaves scientists puzzled

The State Column – ‎1 hour ago‎

New images of Asteroid Lutetia is spurring new ideas about its formation and structure. Researchers suggest that this asteroid may have a molten-hot core, which could mean the asteroid is leftover from the planetary formation process.
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New York Daily News

The anthrax vaccine boondoggle

Forbes – ‎2 hours ago‎

The anthrax vaccine is a truly bad idea. The US has wasted billions of dollars on it, and it just seems to go from bad to worse. Now a government panel has recommended that we test the vaccine on children, which raises a whole new array of ethical 

MIAMI (Reuters) – The widow of a Florida tabloid photo editor who was the first of five people to die in 2001 anthrax attacks in the United States has reached a settlement with the US government in her wrongful death damages lawsuit against it, 

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