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world Pregnant Catherine gets back to work, meets with Singapore's president

The former Kate Middleton is back to her official duties and has made her first public appearances since announcing the royal-baby sequel.

20 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Oscar Pistorius Given Five Years in Prison

A South African judge sentenced star athlete Oscar Pistorius to five years behind bars for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp on Valentines Day last year.

21 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Editor who guided Watergate coverage dies

Ben Bradlee led Washington Post's investigation that toppled President Nixon and brought daily new respect.

22 minutes ago // ABC

world AP NewsAlert

Philippine military chief says US Marine murder suspect flown to local camp for detention

25 minutes ago // VOA

world Obamas Ebola Czar to Fix Political Damage

President Barack Obamas new Ebola czar begins his job Wednesday and part of his responsibility will be to help fix the political storm that prominent Ebola cases on U.S. soil have brought. Ron Klain is a lawyer with a reputation as a formidable campaigner and administrator but no public health background. That raised immediate questions last week, when White House spokesman Josh Earnest first discussed his nomination. What we were looking for is not an Ebola expert, but rather an

27 minutes ago // BBC

world Concern raised over UK use of drones

The use of drones in the UK will rise over the next 20 years, raising "significant safety, security, and privacy concerns", a report says.

28 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Royals' South Korean fan is thrilled to be at World Series

The new generation of Kansas City Royals fans might swoon at Alex Gordon, or Lorenzo Cain, or Mike Moustakas. The guy who flew 14 hours to get here from South Korea is a diehard fan.

30 minutes ago // ABC

world Japan's Exports up in September; Deficit Persists

Japan's exports rise in September on higher demand for cars, machinery; deficit persists

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ducks' Matt Beleskey, Jakob Silfverberg off to contrasting starts

Six games into the NHL season, the Ducks' Matt Beleskey is nearly halfway to his career-best goal total.

32 minutes ago // New York Times

world Attacks on Politicians in Ukraine Add to Tension Before Parliamentary Elections

Several politicians have been attacked in the days before parliamentary elections on Sunday, highlighting the tensions surrounding a vote that stands to complete the overhaul of the government.

33 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world North Korea's release of Ohio man fuels hope for 2 other Americans

Jeffrey E. Fowle, an American imprisoned in North Korea for six months, was freed Tuesday in an unexpected move that raised hope for the release of two other Americans.

35 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ebola: Travelers From Stricken Countries Only Can Enter 5 U.S. Airports

The Department of Homeland Security on Wednesday will begin limiting flights carrying passengers from three West African countries affected by Ebola to arrival at five U.S. airports.

36 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Toys R Us puts 'Breaking Bad' toys on 'indefinite sabbatical' after outcry

Toys R Us announced Tuesday that it will pull Breaking Bad toys from all its shelves after more than 8,500 people signed an online petition started by an outraged Florida mother.

40 minutes ago // New York Times

world Former Leader Of Australia To Study Asia In a New Way

Kevin Rudd will lead the Asia Society Policy Institute, a new organization that specializes in Asian issues and policy making.

44 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Getting inside the college football playoff system

All I can say after spending a day in Texas portraying USC Athletic Director Pat Haden is: "Fight on! We retroactively did it!"

44 minutes ago // New York Times

world Procedure on Paralyzed Man Stirs Hope and Caution

A Polish man paralyzed from the chest down can use a walker and has some leg sensation after a novel treatment, a report says, but some experts warn against premature conclusions.

46 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Kidnapping of Abu Issa, a Syrian rebel, shows Islamic States reach into Turkey

SANLIURFA, Turkey The men who snatched Abu Issa from the streets of this southeastern city were Turkish gangsters, but their client was the Islamic State, and they had been promised good money to spirit the Syrian rebel commander across the Turkish border into Syria. Read full a

47 minutes ago // New York Times

world Hit-and-Run in Canada Is Called Terrorist Attack

Patrice Vincent, a 53-year-old warrant officer, was struck by a car in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, near Montreal. A second member of the military sustained less serious injuries.

47 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Ebola Action: Feds Funnel Arrivals From West Africa

All travelers from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa must pass through one of five major U.S. airports with heightened entry screening.

49 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Israeli troops 'abuse' Palestinian boy

Video purportedly shows soldiers blindfolding and handcuffing disabled 11-year-old boy for throwing stones.

52 minutes ago // MSNBC

world Toys 'R Us Pulls 'Breaking Bad' Action Figures

Toys 'R Us will no longer sell a line of action figures based on the characters in the ultra-violent cable series "Breaking Bad" after complaints.

52 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ben Bradlee, Washington Post editor during Watergate, dies aged 93

Legendary editor also published Pentagon papers on the Vietnam war and turned the Post into a global authority Continue reading...

52 minutes ago // New York Times

world Ebola Outbreak Erodes Recent Advances in West Africa

Ebola is wiping away the small gains made in war-scarred parts of West Africa, potentially threatening the hard-won stability in a tinderbox part of the world.

53 minutes ago // CBS

world "Django Unchained" actress charged with lewd conduct

Charges stem from September incident where Daniele Watts was detained by police after refusing to provide identification

53 minutes ago // CBS

world "Django Unchained" actress Daniele Watts, boyfriend charged with lewd conduct

Charges stem from September incident where Daniele Watts was detained by police after refusing to provide identification

54 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world Waves of young Israelis find a home in the former Nazi capital

BERLIN When Nir Iveniaki told his grandmother back home in Tel Aviv that he was emigrating from Israel to Germany, the first thing she did was produce a gun. The tenacious 88-year-old had wielded the antique pistol during World War II, when she fought with a band of Jewish rebels in Nazi-occupied Poland.

55 minutes ago // CBS

world Teresa Giudice asks to serve prison term in halfway house

Attorneys for the embattled "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star are making an appeal for clemency

58 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Los Angeles County takes step toward voting system overhaul

Supervisors took a significant step Tuesday to overhaul Los Angeles County's antiquated ink-based balloting system by approving a $15-million contract with Palo Alto consultant Ideo for the design of a more modern way to record votes.

59 minutes ago // VOA

world Iconic American Journalist Ben Bradlee Dies at 93

A giant of American journalism, former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee, has died at age 93. VOAs Michael Bowman reports that Bradlee played a critical role in the Posts legal battle to publish secret U.S. documents about the Vietnam War, and oversaw the newspapers groundbreaking probe of the Watergate scandal that led to the resignation of President Richard Nixon in 1974.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Renee Zellweger looks different on red carpet, world freaks out

This just in: Arguably the biggest story to come out of the 21st Elle Women in Hollywood Awards -- an event that exists to honor the success of women in front of and behind the camera -- was about one actress' appearance, not her accomplishments.

1 hour ago // Mercury News

world Motorists overwhelm U.S. air-bag recall website

The website U.S. safety regulators are urging 4.7 million people to check to see if their cars have defective air bags couldn't be fully accessed Tuesday.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Medical costs up to 20% higher at hospital-owned physician groups, study finds

Raising fresh questions about healthcare consolidation, a new study shows hospital ownership of physician groups in California led to 10% to 20% higher costs overall for patient care.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Indiana man confesses to 7 killings; FBI searching for more victims

The convicted sex offender who has been linked to the deaths of at least seven women in Indiana has definitively confessed to all seven killings, city officials said Tuesday night.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Indiana man confesses to 7 killings, FBI searching for additional victims

The convicted sex offender who has been linked to the deaths of at least seven women in Indiana has definitively confessed to all seven killings, city officials said Tuesday night.

1 hour ago // BBC

world Slumbering lions win top photo prize

A black and white image of lions resting on a rock outcrop in the Serengeti has won the 2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year award.

1 hour ago // BBC

world US editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

Ben Bradlee, the editor of the Washington Post during the Watergate scandal that toppled President Nixon, has died aged 93, the newspaper says.