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9 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kaley Cuoco gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

"Big Bang Theory" star Kaley Cuoco was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Wednesday. And it's in a stylish location, right in front of the Napoleon Perdis Makeup Academy corporate office, the thrilled company pointed out in a news release.

11 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Home of the Day: Majestic Mediterranean in Carpinteria

This distinguished Mediterranean estate in Carpinteria retains a classical vibe from its honeycomb-coffered ceilings, Moorish fireplaces and rich hardwoods. Designed by Santa Barbara architect Don Nulty, a center courtyard sits in the heart of the home, flanked by rows of arched wrought iron...

15 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Pirate Bay Co-Founder Sentenced to 3 Years in Jail

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg has been found guilty alongside a 21-year old Danish accomplice of hacking into systems operated by the Danish arm of Computer Sciences Corp.

15 minutes ago // UPI

world Hungary cancels proposed tax on Internet use

Ed AdamczykBUDAPEST, Hungary, Oct. 31 UPI -- Hungary has backed off from a controversial plan to tax Internet use.

16 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world J.K. Rowling explains Dolores Umbridge in new post on Pottermore

For a Halloween gift, J.K. Rowling has explained the origins of her frightening witch, Dolores Umbridge.

16 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world Israel Reopens Contested Holy Site

Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city.

17 minutes ago // BBC

world Myanmar in rare multi-party talks

Myanmar's president holds rare roundtable talks with the opposition, military and ethnic groups, as the US calls for "credible" elections next year.

17 minutes ago // Reuters

world Car bomb kills at least 10 at bus stop in northeast Nigeria

ABUJA Reuters - A car bomb killed at least 10 people at a crowded bus stop in the northeast Nigerian city of Gombe on Friday morning, emergency services said.

18 minutes ago // Fox News

world UN report says foreign fighters joining terror groups in unprecedented numbers

A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.

19 minutes ago // NPR

world Maine Judge Issues Order Restricting Nurse's Movements

Kaci Hickox, who shows no symptoms of Ebola and has repeatedly refused to submit to a voluntary 21-day quarantine, must stay away from public places and maintain a 3-foot buffer.

19 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Burkina Fasos president Blaise Compaor resigns after street protests

Compaor swept from power after 27 years following popular uprising against plans to extend his rule Continue reading...

19 minutes ago // BBC

world Labour win police commissioner poll

Labour's Alan Billings wins the by-election for the Police and Crime Commissioner for South Yorkshire, following the resignation of Shaun Wright.

20 minutes ago // NPR

world No Joke: French Town Cracks Down On Clown Costumes After Attacks

The French town of Vendarques has banned people from dressing up as clowns for a month starting today. The move follows violent incidents across the country involving teens dressed as clowns.

21 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Police: Ex-boyfriend sent nude photos of Pasadena teacher to students

An angry ex-boyfriend allegedly hacked into a John Muir High School teacher's work email account to send nude photos of the educator to more than 200 students and staff, Pasadena police said Thursday.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Blake Griffin on Halloween: 'My mom never let us go trick-or-treating'

When Clippers superstar power forward Blake Griffin was young, he didn't have the typical childhood experience of putting on a costume and going door-to-door getting candy on Halloween.

23 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Minute Away video: Fish, flowers, fun in Seattle's Pike Place Market

Heres a busy minute of video from Seattles Pike Place Market, which goes back to 1907.

23 minutes ago // BBC

world NHS Grampian chief to stand down

The chief executive of NHS Grampian, which has been embroiled in a staffing controversy, announces his early retirement

23 minutes ago // BBC

world Accused manhunt killer Frein charged

A Pennsylvania man accused of killing a police officer before leading authorities on a seven-week manhunt is charged with murder.

24 minutes ago // UPI

world Israel reopens Temple Mount site after rabbi's shooting

JC FinleyJERUSALEM, Oct. 31 UPI -- The Temple Mount, a compound of ancient Jerusalem buildings sacred to both Jews and Muslims, was reopened Friday.

29 minutes ago // ABC

world Halloween Monsters Banned From Beijing Subway as Too Scary

Dressing up as a monster for Halloween might get you arrested tonight in Beijing. The Beijing subway has forbidden people who wear crazy Halloween costumes and scary make-up to enter the subway as it might gather crowds and create trouble, said a state-run newspaper on Friday.

29 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Israel unveils maritime version of Iron Dome

Maker says sea version of rocket-blocking system can help protest economic resources at sea like oil and gas platforms.

30 minutes ago // BBC

world China makes 'biggest cash haul'

Anti-corruption investigators in China confirm the finding of the equivalent of $33m in cash at an official's home - the biggest such haul to date.

30 minutes ago // Fox News

world ISIS hunting down ex-police, soldiers in campaign to prevent uprising

The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.

31 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Burkina Faso president bows to protesters, says he is stepping down

After 27 years in power, the president of Burkina Faso, Blaise Compaore, bowed to popular anger and announced Friday that he was stepping down after a failed attempt to seek a fifth term in office.

31 minutes ago // ABC

world Uganda-North Korea Ties Grow Amid Democracy Doubts

Uganda's president praises North Korea for opposing imperialism amid doubts on democracy

33 minutes ago // BBC

world Ofsted 'will not win' on popularity

Ofsted is unlikely to win any popularity contests, the chief inspector has admitted in a speech.

34 minutes ago // Reuters

world Army chief takes power after Burkina president bows to protests

OUAGADOUGOU Reuters - The head of Burkina Faso's armed forces took power on Friday after President Blaise Compaore resigned amid mass demonstrations against an attempt to extend his 27-year rule in the West African country.

35 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Ten things we learned this week

From calorie labels on beer and cancer detecting pills, to football Twitter fines a roundup of the weeks news Continue reading...

35 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Crossword: What in the world, this week

We hope you've been following the news this week, because it's time for our weekly quiz. The clock starts when you click the "START" button. The target time to complete this puzzle is 15 minutes. To see how scoring works,read this post.

36 minutes ago // Reuters

world Gazprom to resume gas supply once Ukraine pays $2.2 billion

MOSCOW Reuters - Russia could resume natural gas deliveries to Ukraine as soon as next week if Kiev pays $2.2 billion in debt and pre-payments, gas exporter Gazprom said on Friday, under a deal that also safeguards winter deliveries to Europe.

37 minutes ago // Reuters

world Ukraine's Poroshenko backs Yatseniuk for new term as prime minister

KIEV Reuters - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko threw his support behind Arseny Yatseniuk for a new term as prime minister on Friday, ending speculation that he would seek to try to bring in his own candidate as head of a new pro-Europe, reformist government.

37 minutes ago // ABC

world Zambia's Acting President Appeals for Calm

Zambia's acting leader: Security forces won't tolerate unrest while nation mourns president

38 minutes ago // Fox News

world Uganda's president praises North Korea for opposing imperialism amid doubts on democracy

President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Oscar Isaac set to simmer in 'A Most Violent Year'

About midway through 2013, director J.C. Chandor began dropping by the Williamsburg home of actor Oscar Isaac. Chandor had written a script for a film about an up-by-his-bootstraps Latino immigrant who ran a heating-oil company, setting the movie in the urban Wild West of early 1980s New York.

38 minutes ago // CBS

world Milk's beef with gas prices

Average U.S. pump price hits $3 a gallon and is expected to keep falling; milk producers have taken notice

39 minutes ago // The Washington Post

world WorldViews: Happy Halloween! Here are 7 spooky images from the Middle Ages

There are times when Halloween seems very much a modern fad, what with the profusion of industrially-produced candyand the annual emergence of terriblecostume ideas riffing off current events. But what frightens us is largely the same as what spooked peoples centuries before. With the help ofthe British Library, WorldVie