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19 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Fighting over Donetsk airport intensifies

Fighting escalates in eastern Ukrainian city as pro-Russian rebels push to wrest control of airport from Kiev forces.

20 minutes ago // BBC

world AUDIO: Horowitz to build on unseen Bond works

Alex Rider series author Anthony Horowitz says is using previously unseen Fleming material as a "springboard" for his new Bond novel.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Man dies while diving in San Diego's Mission Bay

A diver was declared dead Wednesday night after being pulled "unresponsive" from the channel leading to San Diego's Mission Bay by lifeguards, officials said.

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Possible leak from Ferguson shooting grand jury is investigated

Officials said Thursday they are examining a possible leak from a member of the grand jury that is investigating a Ferguson, Mo., police officer in the shooting death of a black teenager.

25 minutes ago // CBS

world Compost, or else -- be fined $1

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray signs controversial bill into law that's very clear on what people need to do with food scraps

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Lena Dunham and Laurie Penny rewrite womanhood for the 21st century

"What would happen if one woman told the truth about her life? The world would split open," poet Muriel Rukeyser wrote in 1968, a moment when the world was already splitting open and women had started to tell the truth about their lives not to mention examining their private parts with the aid...

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Long Beach State coach is neutral in Jered Weaver-Jason Vargas matchup

Long Beach State baseball coach Troy Buckley considers himself an avid Angels fan, one whose ties to Angels ace and former 49ers star Jered Weaver has led to close relationships with Angels Manager Mike Scioscia, pitching coach Mike Butcher and vice president of communications Tim Mead.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world David Tennant is back on the case in 'Gracepoint' on Fox

David Tennant is having a serious case of dj vu.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Fall foliage pops out in Las Vegas

Fall foliage in Las Vegas is not an oxymoron, thanks to the gardening wizards at Bellagio.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world The Industry starts label, to hold free concert at Union Station

After describing plans last week for the next project the avant-garde opera company, The Industry, will undertake, director Yuval Sharon has announced another venture: a record label.

29 minutes ago // Reuters

world Venezuelan 'Chavista' lawmaker Serra, partner killed

CARACAS Reuters - Robert Serra, a "Chavista" ruling party lawmaker, and his partner were found dead in their home in Caracas late Wednesday, government officials said, in Venezuela's latest high-profile violent crime.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Meet Maine's teen farmers in pictures

In the gentle hills of northern Maine, far from the rocky coastline and lighthouses, teenagers trade warm classrooms for cold potato fields every fall, just as they have for generations. Schools shut down sometimes for weeks at a time while their students haul in the harvest or monitor conveyor belts for potatoes that dont measure up as farmers rush to fill their stores before the ground freezes

30 minutes ago // BBC

world Parents going short to pay students

Hundreds of thousands of parents are cutting down on their "basic outgoings" to pay for their children's university costs, says a financial data company.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 80 people came in contact with Texas Ebola patient or his family

About 80 people have come in some sort of contact either directly with U.S. Ebola patient Thomas Eric Duncan or with members of his family, say Dallas County Health and Human Services officials.

32 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world ECB's Draghi details stimulus plan

European Central Bank head Mario Draghi says a stimulus program that includes buying private-sector bonds will mean a significant increase in the bank's efforts to help the economy.

32 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Sierra Leone Ebola 'spreading like wildfire'

Charity says five people are being infected every hour with many dying anonymously at home or in the streets.

33 minutes ago // The Times of India

world Prince William warns paparazzi against "harassing" George

Britain's Prince William has warned two photographers against trailing his baby son George during walks in London parks with his nanny, saying their behaviour amounted to "harassment".

34 minutes ago // CBS

world Hong Kong protesters given a stern warning

With pro-democracy movement's threat to occupy buildings looming, no sign at all that China's going to flinch

36 minutes ago // Reuters

world Egypt army kills militant commander in Sinai: security sources

ISMALIA Egypt Reuters - Egypt's army killed a field commander in Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, the country's most dangerous Islamist militant group, during clashes on Thursday in the lawless north of the Sinai Peninsula, security sources said.

37 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Hong Kong: pro-Chinese government group confronts Occupy protesters video

Anti-Occupy demonstrators stage a counter-protest in Hong Kong to voice their concerns over disruptions to the city. 'These schoolboys and girls, they are simply ignorant,' says one government worker. The group says the mass pro-democracy demonstrations, which have run for five days, are damaging the economy and blocking vital services Continue reading...

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Huntington Beach gets its close-up in 3 films at SoCal festival

Three featured films were shot in Huntington Beach, home of the 10th SoCal Film Festival.Three featured films were shot in Huntington Beach, home of the 10th SoCal Film Festival.

42 minutes ago // CNN

world 'Osama bin Laden' campaigns in Brazil

In Brazilian elections, candidates turn to oddball campaign ads to grab voters' attention. Shasta Darlington reports.

43 minutes ago // ABC

world New Swedish PM Can Expect Struggle Ahead

Sweden confirms Lofven as new PM, heading feeble Social Democratic-led minority government

43 minutes ago // Fox News

world Sweden confirms Lofven as new PM, heading feeble Social Democratic-led minority government

Stefan Lofven has become Sweden's new prime minister at the head of a weak, left-leaning minority government that is expected to struggle to push its agenda through Parliament.

44 minutes ago // ABC

world Russia Dims Hopes for European Auto Rebound

Paris Motor Show: Shrinking Russian demand puts damper on hopes for European rebound

44 minutes ago // Time

world Marinas Moment

Born into poverty, Marina Silva has a chance to unseat Dilma Rousseff and become Brazils next President. Can she do it?

45 minutes ago // Fox News

world Paris Motor Show: Shrinking Russian demand puts damper on hopes for European rebound

Troubles in Russia's once-booming car market are dampening spirits at the Paris Motor Show.

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Louis de Bernieres airs concerns over Kayaky restoration

British author has doubts about plans for the abandoned Turkish village of Kayaky, the inspiration for his novel Birds Without Wings

46 minutes ago // The Telegraph

world Jobless claims in US unexpectedly decreased last week

US jobless claims fell by 8,000 to 287,000 for the week ended 27 September as continuing claims decreased to an eight-year low

47 minutes ago // ABC

world Officials: About 80 Being Monitored for Ebola

Dallas County health officials: About 80 people being monitored for Ebola, none show symptoms

50 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Netflix-Adam Sandler: The digital platform as comeback springboard

Adam Sandler isn't a big digital guy. He's copped to as much recently, telling reporters at the Toronto International Film Festival last month that he by and large avoided Twitter he has an account but rarely tweets from it and other forms of social media. He does sort of like Wikipedia.

50 minutes ago // USA Today

world Hong Kong protests continue amid Beijing 'chaos' warning

Pro-democracy protesters say they will start occupying government buildings Thursday night.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Isis defies coalition air strikes in battle for town on Syria-Turkey border

Pressure piles on Ankara as US-led onslaught drives extremists towards predominantly Kurdish town of Kobani Continue reading...

53 minutes ago // Reuters

world Seven killed in Pakistan passenger bus explosion

PESHAWAR Pakistan Reuters - Seven people were killed and at least 11 wounded when an explosive device ripped through a passenger bus traveling outside the volatile Pakistani city of Peshawar on Thursday, a hospital spokesman and police said.

53 minutes ago // VOA

world Beijing Warns Hong Kong Protesters, Cracks Down at Home

China's central government warned of chaos and severe consequences if the pro-democracy protests continued in Hong Kong, and it is taking measures to prevent news of the protests from spreading to the mainland. The Hong Kong government has warned protesters against occupying government buildings, and China said the demonstrators are bringing chaos to Hong Kong. The admonitions come after China reportedly arrested more than 20 people on the mainland who took actions in support of the Hong Kon

54 minutes ago // The Independent

world Oscar Pistorius made 'nine minute phone call to ex-girlfriend Jenna Edkins' before he killed Reeva Steenkamp, new report claims

Oscar Pistorius made a private phone call to an ex-girlfriend shortly before he killed