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Police: Hatchet-wielding suspect shot by officers

news.yahoo.com — NEW YORK (AP) - New York City police shot and killed a hatchet-wielding man on Thursday after he suddenly attacked a group of patrol officers without warning in broad daylight on a busy commercial district in Queens.
Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Oct 24, 2014

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Peyton Manning not happy with Broncos' scoreboard operator after win

sports.yahoo.com — Now watching DENVER - At the two-minute warning of the fourth quarter, the Denver Broncos were up 35-21, with the ball. That last part is key to this story. The Broncos, stealing the University of Wisconsin's bit, started playing the House of Pain song "Jump Around" in the stadium.
Oct 24, 2014

Control freak: Peyton Manning not happy with Broncos' scoreboard operator after win sports.yahoo.com/blogs/nfl-shut… via @YahooSports

Oct 24, 2014

RT @YahooSchwab: Without question, this is not Peyton Manning's best look, ripping a scoreboard operator in his presser: yhoo.it/12nyodJ

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Turkey allows 1,300 Free Syria fighters to join battle for Kobane

news.yahoo.com — Tallinn (AFP) - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday that 1,300 Free Syrian Army fighters would join Kurds in defending the key Syrian border town of Kobane from an assault by Islamic State jihadists. The Syrian Kurds have "accepted 1,300 people from the Free Syrian Army (FSA) and they are holding talks to determine the transit route," Erdogan told reporters in Estonia's capital Tallinn.

Cameron demands crisis talks over EU cash demand

news.yahoo.com — Brussels (AFP) - British Prime Minister David Cameron interrupted an EU summit on Friday to demand an emergency finance ministers meeting over a demand from Brussels for an extra 2.1 billion euros from London, sources said.

Wade Davis, a fishing pond and the story of a guy who wanted to be great at something

sports.yahoo.com — Most of the people who live in the neighborhood don't use the pond. And that's a shame, because in the summer, it's a gem. Dragonflies dance above. Frogs linger on the edges. Geese teach their goslings about life in the Kansas suburbs.
Oct 24, 2014

"I want to be really good at something": Wade Davis, a quiet fishing pond and how he found peace in the pen. Column: yhoo.it/1vWiBxC

Iraq Kurds to send up to 200 fighters to Syria next week

news.yahoo.com — Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region will next week send up to 200 fighters to aid the defenders of the embattled Syrian border town of Kobane, an official announced Friday, drawing objections from some lawmakers.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @wgdunlop: Iraq Kurds to send up to 200 peshmerga fighters next week to aid Syria's Kobane, drawing flak from some MPs yhoo.it/1nCj7iC @AFP

Oct 24, 2014

Iraq Kurds to send up to 200 peshmerga fighters next week to aid Syria's Kobane, drawing flak from some MPs yhoo.it/1nCj7iC @AFP

James Neal in Nashville: Happy, dumb and dumber

sports.yahoo.com — RichCluneShow on Instagram NASHVILLE - When Predators forward Mike Ribeiro thinks of scoring winger James Neal living with forward Rich Clune, it takes maybe half a second for him to compare them to a famous movie duo. "Dumb and Dumber?" Ribeiro quipped.

The Wysh List - Ovechkin, puppies, and Hillary Clinton

sports.yahoo.com — Watch the video The Wysh List - Ovechkin, puppies, and Hillary Clinton on Yahoo Sports . Yahoo Sports' Greg Wyshynski offers his take on all things hockey, including Alex Ovechkin's puppy calendar
Oct 24, 2014

RT @wyshynski: It's the debut of THE WYSH LIST on Yahoo Sports, 3 mins of my insane thoughts while wearing a tie. Do watch it: sports.yahoo.com/video/wysh-lis…

Oct 24, 2014

It's the debut of THE WYSH LIST on Yahoo Sports, 3 mins of my insane thoughts while wearing a tie. Do watch it: sports.yahoo.com/video/wysh-lis…

Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks NY police

news.yahoo.com — Washington (AFP) - A man reported to have Islamic "extremist leanings" attacked police officers in New York with a hatchet Thursday, injuring two before being shot dead, police and a monitoring group said.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @YahooNews: Zale Thompson, man who attacked NYC cops with hatchet before being shot dead, had Islamic 'extremist leanings': yhoo.it/1D61md7

Oct 24, 2014

RT @YahooNews: Zale Thompson, man who attacked NYC cops with hatchet before being shot dead, had Islamic 'extremist leanings': yhoo.it/1D61md7

Oct 24, 2014

Man with 'Islamic extremist leanings' attacks #NY police u.afp.com/2Xt

Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

news.yahoo.com — From Yahoo News: FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) - Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @DavidALieb: Police prepare as grand jury day nears in #Ferguson. Geting more gear, plus training in constitutional rights. @AP: yhoo.it/ZPWMTQ

Oct 24, 2014

Police prepare as grand jury day nears in #Ferguson. Geting more gear, plus training in constitutional rights. @AP: yhoo.it/ZPWMTQ

John Carter Lost Even More Money Than We Thought

uk.yahoo.com — The cost to Disney of its gargantuan flop 'John Carter' has been revealed - and it's a pretty eye-watering sum of cash. According to Forbes, new documents show that the ill-fated 2012 sci-fi lost the House of Mouse a cool £191.4 million.

Amazon stock crushed after earnings miss

finance.yahoo.com — Amazon ( AMZN) shares getting beaten mercilessly this morning. Right now shares are trading about $280 in the pre-market. That's 10% lower than where Amazon closed and would bring year-to-date losses for investors to about 30%. Wall Street and main street press are doing their best to convince you they know why Amazon keeps blowing up this year.

Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems, say shelter mates

ca.news.yahoo.com — Read 'Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems, say shelter mates' on Yahoo News Canada. OTTAWA - The man who killed a soldier at the National War Memorial was angry about failing to get a passport and struggled with drug addiction, say those who knew him at the downtown Ottawa men's shelter where he spent the last two weeks.
Oct 23, 2014

RT @BCheadle: Gunman living in homeless shelter, seeking passport, before attack, @leeanne25 & @AndyBlatchford report. https://t.co/HUi65…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @BCheadle: Gunman living in homeless shelter, seeking passport, before attack, @leeanne25 & @AndyBlatchford report. https://t.co/HUi65…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @dianamehta: Latest on the Ottawa gunman frm CP's @leeanne25 - Gunman angry about not getting passport, had drug problems ca.news.yahoo.com/gunman-angry-n…

Oct 23, 2014

RT @dianamehta: Latest on the Ottawa gunman frm CP's @leeanne25 - Gunman angry about passport, had drug problems ca.news.yahoo.com/gunman-angry-n

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Smuggled oil, sex slaves, kidnappings, crime: Inside the Islamic State’s million-dollar money stream

news.yahoo.com — The United States has ramped up a campaign to squeeze the Islamic State's astounding ability to get cash, a highly sophisticated moneymaking machine that has generated tens of millions of dollars since mid-June and made the group one of the world's richest extremist forces, officials said on Thursday.
Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Oct 23, 2014

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Texas nurse Nina Pham cured of Ebola

news.yahoo.com — An American nurse who contracted Ebola while caring for a Liberian patient in Texas has been declared free of the virus and will leave the hospital on Friday, a spokeswoman told AFP. The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland, will hold a press conference at 11:30 am (1530 GMT) to discuss the details of Nina Pham's release, the spokeswoman said.

Less than meets the eye to Microsoft's great quarter

finance.yahoo.com — "Get all excited and go to a yawning festival." -Steve Martin, The Grandmother Song Shares of Microsoft ( MSFT) opened 4% higher on Friday after the software giant posted third-quarter revenue and profits that beat Wall Street's expectations. Excuse me if I don't pop the champagne cork just yet.
Oct 24, 2014

This is a reusable headline of late: Less than meets the eye to Microsoft's great quarter finance.yahoo.com/news/less-than… $MSFT

24 octobre 1914: trop de plaisir, le Moulin-Rouge ferme

fr.news.yahoo.com — Sur Yahoo Actualités France. Le Figaro du 24 octobre 1914 nous informe que le Moulin-Rouge, désormais considéré comme un établissement de plaisir, est fermé.
Oct 24, 2014

"@PoloS111: #1gm #ww1 24 octobre 1914: Un établissement de plaisir : le Moulin-Rouge ferme par ordre supérieur fr.news.yahoo.com/24-octobre-191…"

Xtnd Is a New Device That Gives You the Freedom to Stare at Your iPad at All Times

yahoo.com — We all know someone who does nothing but fiddle with their iPad on the couch all day. Now, there's a device that will let your friend do that, and also in other places. On the sidewalk, for example. Or at a playground. Or while cheering on his or her favorite football team at the arena.
Oct 24, 2014

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US architect Gehry gives critics the finger in Spain

uk.news.yahoo.com — Architect Frank Gehry stuck up a middle finger to his critics and grumbled about "dumb" modern building design before receiving a prize from the king of Spain on Friday. The 85-year-old creator of the Guggenheim museum in Bilbao responded grumpily to reporters' questions in Oviedo, northern Spain, a day before he was to be handed the Prince of Asturias prize by King Felipe VI.
Oct 24, 2014

Frank Gehry says 98 pct of modern buildings are 'pure shit', gives journos the finger, then says he is a bit tired. uk.news.yahoo.com/us-architect-g…