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world Molotov cocktail thrown at mosque in New Mexico; no injuries

A Molotov cocktail was thrown at the Islamic Center of New Mexico in Albuquerque on Friday morning, causing church officials to be on a heightened sense of alert.

23 minutes ago // ABC

world Nepal Bus Crash Kills 14, Injures Dozens

Overcrowded bus drives off Nepal mountain road; 14 dead, dozens hurt, including tourists

27 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.K. Growth Slows in Third Quarter

U.K. economic growth slowed in the third quarter, official data showed, in the latest sign the global recovery may be losing steam.

30 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Egypt declares state of emergency in Sinai after checkpoint bombing

Emergency measures to last three months after 30 soldiers killed when suicide car bomber struck checkpoint, according to officials Continue reading...

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. Unified students could take iPads home soon

Los Angeles Unified students could take school-issued iPads home as soon as next month under a new plan that officials say has dealt with security concerns.

36 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

President Dilma Rousseff and challenger Aecio Neves in heated final debate before voters head to polls on Sunday.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Joan Quigley dies at 87; astrologer who advised Reagans in White House

Joan Quigley was a well-known astrologer, with books published and several appearances on national television, when she was asked in 1981 to take on the leader of the free world as a client. In secret.

37 minutes ago // VOA

world Comanche Chief Quanah Parkers Century-Old House Falling Apart

One of the most fascinating people in U.S. history was Quanah Parker, the last chief of the American Indian tribe, the Comanche. He was the son of a Comanche warrior and a white woman who had been captured by the Indians. Parker was a fierce warrior until the day in 1875 when he led his people to Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and took on a new, peaceful life. Quanahs image remains strong among his people, but part of his heritage is in danger of disappearing. After giving up the warrior life and s

38 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Melbourne surfer who died in Bali may have had a health problem

The 56-year-old man died after he appeared to fall unconscious while surfing the Kuta reef surfbreak Continue reading...

40 minutes ago // ABC

world 15 Jailed for Life in Argentina 'Dirty War' Trial

Argentine court sentences 15 ex-dictatorship officials to life for abuses during 'dirty war'

51 minutes ago // New York Times

world Ottawa Gunmans Radicalism Deepened as Life Crumbled

A portrait of an increasingly troubled, mentally unstable man who initially may have embraced religion not as a political cause, but as an attempt to scaffold a disintegrating life.

51 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Clippers' Doc Rivers on Steve Nash: 'He just made the game different'

Clippers Coach Doc Rivers called Steve Nash "one of the best" a day after the Lakers announced that the 40-year-old point guard will miss the season because of a back injury.

58 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world World Digest: Oct. 24, 2014

CANADA Ofcials vow stiffer laws on terrorism Canada vowed Friday to toughen laws against terrorism as an opinion poll showed that a majority of Canadians lack confidence in their security services ability to deter homegrown radicals like two who struck this week. &#

1 hour ago // UPI

world Picasso Museum to reopen after five years

Danielle HaynesPARIS, Oct. 24 UPI -- The Picasso Museum underwent some $60 million in renovations over the course of the five years it was closed.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world E.U. Greenhouse Gas Deal Falls Short of Expectations

The varied energy needs and capacity of member nations led to concessions and compromises that experts say watered down an agreement that was hoped to pressure other countries at climate talks in 2015.

1 hour ago // CBS

world Jaylen Fryberg in social media

Alleged Marysville-Pilchuck High School gunman, Jaylen Fryberg, left images of growing up hunting on social media

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world What's really going on in North Korea

It was a news story that read like the plot of a Peter Sellers or Mike Myers picture: Vertically challenged dictator of a starving populace, overweight and addicted to imported Swiss cheese, falls off his high heels and breaks both ankles. He is sent off to rehab and, in his absence, rivals...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world A radical cancer therapy: Don't treat

We learned about my husband's inoperable brain tumor from a nurse who doled out the news as though providing his cholesterol count. Mark stood frozen. I clutched at him and wailed.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world The new Rand Paul vs. the old Rand Paul

Rand Paul, the heretofore libertarian senator from Kentucky, gave a foreign policy speech to Republican grandees in New York last week with a clear message: I'm not an isolationist like my dad.

1 hour ago // ABC

world Hong Kong Protesters to Vote on Govt Offers

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong to vote on government talks offers

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Parents, too, could use a break on student loan debt

Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been fighting the good fight for student loan debt reform. As she put it recently: "Millions of young people are just stuck. They can't buy homes, they can't buy cars all because they are struggling under the weight of student loan debt."

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Looking Ebola in the eye, with help from Camus

Ebola's exponential growth and extraterritorial reach has caused commentators across the ideological spectrum from former U.S. Central Command chief Gen. Anthony Zinni to the Daily Kos to describe the spread of the virus as an existential threat. For liberals and...

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Trojans players take time to help make fan's dream come true

Shortly after their arrival in Salt Lake City for Saturdays game against Utah, several USC players took time to meet with Trojans fan Stacy Leininger.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Top 10 tips for being a comedian

Paul Merton advises how to make it as a comedian

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world A scandal at North Carolina lands on NCAA's doorstep

Somewhere, up there, Jan Gangelhoff is smiling. She didn't need to be validated, but she has been.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Photos of the Day: Oct. 24

In photos chosen Friday by editors at The Wall Street Journal, Canada mourns a fallen soldier, President Obama hugs a nurse after her recovery from Ebola, and more.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world In French Port City, a Real Psychosis

Resentment and fear have swept Calais, France, in the last year amid a new wave of migrants hoping to cross illegally to Britain, which they see as a better place than France to start a new life.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Facing its first Ebola test, New York acts quickly and aggressively

City officials here had long worried that a patient infected with Ebola would eventually appear somewhere in this dense, bustling and chaotic city.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world L.A. County supervisorial race a money battle between labor, business

The pivotal race to replace retiring Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky has become a money battle between labor unions and business interests, with fundraising approaching $8.4 million.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Google executive sets skydiving record

Alan Eustace, 57, breaks Felix Baumgartner's 2012 record by jumping successfully from near the edge of space.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Israeli Troops Kill Palestinian Teenager in the West Bank, the 2nd in 8 Days

The Israeli military said the youth had thrown a firebomb onto a main road often used by settlers.

1 hour ago // The Guardian

world Italian court overturns Dolce and Gabbana tax convictions

Supreme court reverses decision against fashion duo, who had been sentenced to imprisonment Continue reading...

1 hour ago // BBC

world Life terms for Argentina jail crimes

An Argentine ex-police chief and ex-interior minister are among 15 people given life sentences for involvement in a torture centre in the 1970s.

1 hour ago // Al Jazeera

world Google executive sets new skydiving record

Alan Eustace, 57, breaks 2012 record by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere at 135,000 feet.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Sunni Militants Draw Iraqi Forces Into Intense Battles on Several Fronts

Government forces fought for the third straight day to fend off a heavy assault by Islamic State militants on a strategically placed town in Anbar Province.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Western Jihadists' Mothers Reach Out

On a recent weekend in Calgary, Canadian Christianne Boudreau and German Ulla Strodtbumer talked about having raised their sons an ocean apart only to see them end up on the same path. Both converted to Islam and became radicalized. And both traveled to Syria, where they were shot and killed outside Aleppo, Syria.