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- October 31 2014 11:02: Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Remembering those who have died in the deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.
Latest U.S. News
- October 31 2014 11:16: Virgin Galactic spaceship has in-flight problem - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
MOJAVE, Calif. (AP) — Virgin Galactic has reported an unspecified problem during a test flight of its SpaceShipTwo space tourism rocket.
Latest Business News
- October 31 2014 11:00: Dollar General extends tender offer for Family Dollar shares again - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
(Reuters) - Dollar General Corp extended its tender offer for shares of Family Dollar Stores Inc to Dec. 31, until after a shareholder vote that will decide the fate of a rival bid by Dollar Tree Inc . Dollar General had received offers for only about 4 million Family Dollar shares of a total 114 million outstanding shares as of Oct. 30, a day before the offer was to expire. Dollar General's perseverance to close a deal highlights its struggles in a weak economy where penny-pinching customers look for more discounts and deals. ...
Latest Tech News
- October 31 2014 11:02: HP's MB Chronowing smartwatch is more watch than gadget - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
Earlier this year, HP announced a collaboration with fashion designer Michael Bastian for a new smartwatch that would appeal to more than just nerds. Online retailer Gilt will selling the new watch this coming Friday and The Wall Street Journal has gotten a first look at the device. According to the Journal, the MB Chronowing will be available with leather, rubber, or nylon straps for $349, or with a crocodile strap and sapphire-glass crystal for a heftier $649.
Latest Entertainment News
- October 31 2014 11:11: Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma Watson, Julia Louis-Dreyfus and Robert Downey Jr.
Latest Sports News
- October 31 2014 06:20: Park claims halfway lead at Taiwan LPGA - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
World women's number one Park In-Bee of South Korea pulled off a 10-under-par to claim the sole lead after the second round of the Fubon LPGA Taiwan Championship in Taipei on Friday. Park held a three-shot advantage over China's Feng Shanshan with a two-day total of 126 when she pared in after the 15th to finish with a 62 for the $2 million tournament at the par-72 Miramar Golf Country Club. Also at the centre of spotlight was American Danielle Kang, who won her second new car with a hole-in-one in two consecutive weeks thanks to a 7-iron which found the bottom of the cup on the 158-yard 17th hole. South Korean Mirim Lee, a two-time winner on the LPGA this season, jumped to the third place which she shard with three players after she tied with Park for the low round of the day with a 62 -- a ten shot improvement from her opening round.
Latest Science News
- October 31 2014 10:26: U.S. rocket explosion investigation suspects main engine failure - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Irene Klotz CAPE CANAVERAL Fla. (Reuters) - As Orbital Sciences picks up the pieces, literally and figuratively, after its high-profile rocket launch explosion, accident investigators are looking closely at a potential first-stage engine problem. Technical data relayed from Orbital’s Antares rocket before and after Tuesday’s liftoff from Wallops Island, Virginia, show everything was fine until the rocket’s ascent stopped 15 seconds into the flight, the company said in a status report issued late Thursday. ...
Latest Politics News
- October 31 2014 11:10: Congress to revisit Islamic State war debate after election - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
By Patricia Zengerle WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When lawmakers return to Washington after Tuesday’s congressional elections they will resume a debate they began with some reluctance last month on the U.S.-led fight against Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq. With the U.S.-led coalition increasing air strikes but no signs the militants have been weakened, Congress appears ready for a broader discussion on the operations than it was prepared to hold during the run-up to the election. ...