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world Scottish Labour leader to stand down

Johann Lamont is to stand down as leader of the Scottish Labour Party, BBC Scotland understands.

15 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Watch Gary Klein and Lindsey Thiry preview USC at Utah

USC, ranked 20th, plays 19th-rankedUtahon Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

15 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Two Dead, Including Gunman, in School Shooting Near Seattle

At least two other people were in critical condition after the cafeteria shooting.

16 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world China's Nuclear Submarines Alter Strategic Balance

With far-ranging new nuclear subs, China is rattling Asias balance of power, challenging the U.S. and risking an undersea contest with echoes of Tom Clancy and the Cold War.

18 minutes ago // BBC

world 'Many exposed' to Mali Ebola girl

Many people have been exposed to Mali's first Ebola victim - a two-year-old girl, who showed symptoms while travelling on a bus, health officials fear.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Two dead in Marysville, Wash., school shooting, at least 4 injured

A student who authorities say opened fire at a high school in Washington state on Friday morning is dead, along with another person, and at least four people have been injured, officials said.

18 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash

Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, the Lakers announced the disappointing news that Steve Nash will miss the final year on his contract due to a recurring back injury.

20 minutes ago // CBS

world "Blue Bloods" star Donnie Wahlberg balancing career and family

The actor, singer, producer might be a renaissance man of sorts, but it's his role as husband, father and son that keep him going

20 minutes ago // NPR

world When You've Seen Subway Rats, Ebola Seems Like Nothin'

New York has no time for fear-mongering and wild speculation about the spread of disease through their city. They're too busy crafting the perfect "Ebowla" joke for Twitter.

22 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Mali Ebola patient travelled while contagious

WHO says many others could have been infected as country's first recorded case, a two-year-old girl, travelled on bus.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Donna Karan puts island retreat on market for $39 million

Fashion designer Donna Karan has put a seven-acre beachfront property on Parrot Cay in the Turks and Caicos Islands up for sale at $39 million.

23 minutes ago // Time

world Palestinian Killed in Clash With Israeli Military

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank. A relative identified the teen as 14-year-old Orwah Hammad and said he was born in New Orleans and came to the West Bank at age six. Hammad’s cousin Moath…

25 minutes ago // BBC

world Nadal confirms the end of his season

Nine-time French Open champion Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Yes on Proposition 45 going to the airwaves

With just over a week until election day, backers of Proposition 45, the health insurance rate regulation initiative, are finally putting ads on television.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world After five years of Gustavo Dudamel, what's next?

When a bushy-haired 28-year-old with a magnetic podium presence became music director of the Los Angeles Philharmonic five years ago, Gustavo Dudamel galvanized the classical music world and beyond.

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world 'The Hilltop' views everyday absurdism in occupied territories

Assaf Gavron's 2010 novel "Almost Dead" does something I would have thought impossible it makes satire out of terrorism. The story of a man who becomes an Israeli national hero after surviving three attacks in a single week, the book offers a sharply ironic look at the intersection of...

31 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Dozens die in Sinai army checkpoint attack

Egyptian president calls defence meeting after at least 26 soldiers are killed and 28 injured in gun and bomb attack.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Islamist militants suspected in Sinai bombing that killed at least 25

Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai Peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, Egyptian state television said.

37 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Islamist militants suspected in Sinai bombing that kills at least 25

Suspected Islamist militants in the Sinai peninsula on Friday staged the deadliest attack of the year on a checkpoint in the volatile desert region, killing at least 25 people at a military checkpoint, according to Egyptian state television.

37 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Thierry Leyne, Strauss-Kahn's Business Partner, Dies at 49

The business partner of former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn has died in Tel Aviv. He was 49.

38 minutes ago // The Independent

world Ebola outbreak: Two-year-old dies of virus in Mali

A two-year-old girl who was Mali's first confirmed case ofEbolahas died, according to a health official.

42 minutes ago // NPR

world Shooting Reported In Washington School; Police Say Suspect Is Dead

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. It is unclear whether there are any more injuries.

42 minutes ago // Newsvine

world SYRIA: America Can Make a Statement too.

Daesh puts up their flag,the Coalition takes it down in a rather dramatic fashion.

42 minutes ago // NPR

world Shooting In Washington School Leaves Shooter, One Other Dead

Television images showed students running out of the Marysville, Wash., high school with their hands up. A local hospital said it had received four victims.

43 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Woman charged with cruelty after animals found in urine-soaked home

A Lake Balboa woman was charged Friday with animal cruelty and neglect after more than 30 animals, including dogs, cats and pigs, were found in her urine-soaked two-bedroom home.

45 minutes ago // Fox News

world Dominican Republic rejects international court decision, calls it "biased"

The Dominican Republic is rejecting a decision by the Inter-American Court of Human Rights that found the Caribbean country discriminated against Dominicans of Haitian descent.

46 minutes ago // CNN

world The man who stopped the Canadian gunman

Members of parliament hailed 58-year-old Kevin Vickers -- the sergeant-at-arms of Canada's House of Commons -- for shooting dead a gunman inside the Canadian legislature.

47 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Turkey, Syrian Kurds Remain at Odds Over Kobani Fighters

Dispute reflects the Ankara governments worries about an increasingly confident and unified Kurdish regional bloc.

48 minutes ago // CNN

world What was Queen's first tweet?

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II dipped a toe into 21st-century communications Friday when she posted her first tweet.

49 minutes ago // BBC

world Nadal confirms the end of his season

14-time Grand Slam title winner Rafael Nadal calls an end to his 2014 season as he prepares to undergo appendix surgery.

49 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Palestinian boy shot dead by Israeli army

Israeli soldiers open fire during clashes, killing 14-year-old boy army described as "man hurling a molotov cocktail".

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Student shooter dead after opening fire at Marysville, Wash., school

A student who authorities say opened fire at a high school Washington state high school on Friday morning is dead, police said.

52 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Student shooter dead after opening fire at high school in Marysville, Wash.

A student who opened fire at a high school Washington state high school on Friday morning is dead, police officials said.

53 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Survivor Rick Sacra: I Would Go Back to Liberia

Dr. Rick Sacra says that despite his own battle to survive Ebola he would be willing to return to help Liberia's devastated health system recover.

55 minutes ago // BBC

world Egypt: 29 killed in Sinai attacks

At least 29 Egyptian soldiers are killed in a suspected jihadist car bomb attack and a shooting, Egyptian officials say.

55 minutes ago // Reuters

world Italy strikes against Renzi labour reforms and cuts

ROME Reuters - Striking workers took to the streets in cities across Italy on Friday to protest against cuts to public services and labour reforms proposed by Prime Minister Matteo Renzi.