Sat October 25, 2014

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NEWS HIGHLIGHTS

Medical expert testifies in trial of Pilgrim nuke plant activists

 

Pentagon: 1,700 bombs dropped in US-led war on ISIL

Deadly Ukraine Crash: German Intelligence Claims Pro-Russian Separatists Downed MH17

The Pentagon says the US and its allies have dropped more than 1,700 bombs in air assault on the ISIL terrorist group in Iraq and Syria.

Spain’s Recovery Continues

Spain’s economy grew an estimated 0.5% and added 151,000 jobs in the third quarter, driven by a strong summer tourist season, lower borrowing costs and confidence that one of the eurozone’s strongest recoveries is still on track.

Ukrainian army soldiers with an artillery field gun maneuver on the coastline near the eastern Ukrainian city of Mariupol on Oct. 21, 2014.

Russia’s Ukraine Incursions Threaten EU’s Existence: Soros

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US

Kerry says status quo between Israel, Palestinians 'unsustainable'


 

ECONOMY/MARKETS/BUSINESS

Global Consumer-Products Giant: ‘Really Tough out There’ – Unilever Warns About Stagnation In The US, Quagmire In Europe; And In China, Oh My, Sales Plunged 20%. Sudden Slowdown This Quarter.

Oil, power and conspiracy. In recent months the price of oil has fallen massively. That has hit Russia, Iran and Venezuela particularly hard. Conspiracy theories abound as to the source of the current supply glut.

Stocks Rally After 3M, Caterpillar Profits Beat Estimates

FREE SHIPPING GETTING EXPENSIVE “Retailers including Amazon.com Inc., Best Buy Co. and Gap Inc. are boosting the amount online shoppers must spend to qualify for free shipping, hoping to cover the growing cost of providing the perk. On average, a customer now has to spend $82 on merchandise to qualify for free shipping, based on July data from 113 major retailers—up from $76 the same month a year earlier, according to StellaService Inc., which collects data about online shopping.” [WSJ]

U.S. Recalls 7.8M Vehicles Over Airbags

Help wanted: College degree not needed

POTENTIAL CREDIT CARD BREACH AT STAPLES Several stores across the Northeast appear to have been targeted. [HuffPost]

Stock Market Today: Stock Futures Rally on China GDP, Apple Earnings
U.S. stock futures are rising steadily after Chinese gross domestic product for the July-September quarter rose 7.3%, exceeding forecasts.

SPORTS

Bold Predictions for Cowboys Showdown
BleacherReport.com

Gruden: McCoy to Start, Won't Decide If RGIII's Active Until Mon. - BleacherReport.com

McCoy's Long Road Back to Starting - WashingtonTimes.com

Skins Embrace Challenge of Trying to Contain Murray

Royals Even World Series

WTA Finals: Serena Williams suffers worst loss in 16 years

Giants end KC's run, take Series opener

Georgia asks for Gurley's reinstatement

Halep hands Serena worst loss since 1998

YSM: RB not down, scores long touchdown

Olympian speaks out over Ebola 'ignorance'

Vucevic, Magic agree to $54M extension

Getlin: Terrelle Pryor works out with Giants

Pistorius spends first night in single jail cell

Cowboys release Sam from practice squad

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Hamburg draws 1-1 with Hoffenheim, Paderborn wins

BERLIN (AP) — Hamburger SV drew 1-1 with Hoffenheim in the Bundesliga on Sunday but was left to rue missed chances as it remained in the relegation zone - Associated Press

Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

ENTERTAINMENT

Would You Eat Fukushima Soup? The all-consuming world of Frieze Art Fair

SCIENCE/ENVIRONMENT

Stone Discovered In Jerusalem May Answer A Nearly 2,000 Year-Old Question

Mountaintop Removal Linked to Cancer

Scientists Just Discovered How to Determine if Water Contamination Comes from Fracking

FUKUSHIMA

Gunderson - Fukushima Is Polluting Entire Pacific Ocean - Video

TV: Unprecedented catastrophe underway at Fukushima… Radioactive material will keep coming across to North America for centuries — Gundersen: Melted nuclear fuel to bleed into ocean for decades, perhaps centuries… Entire Pacific is being contaminated (VIDEO)

OP-ED

How to started a war and lose an empire

Putin Just Gave One Of The Most Anti-American Speeches Of His Career

Link repaired: Don’t Ask the Pentagon Where Its Money Goes by Medea Benjamin

A Pink Slip for the Progress Fairy

Ebola Updates

RED ALERT! Whistleblower Says Ebola Cases Being Covered Up

Passenger On Flight From Liberia To Newark Hospitalized After Symptoms, 'Potential Exposure To Ebola'...

2 Sick Passengers On Flights From LIberia To O'Hare Sent To Chicago Hospitals...

U.S.

Life Is A Struggle In The California Towns Hit Hardest By The Drought

Americans Afraid to Take Vacation Days

Labor trafficking in America: Victims enslaved in plain sight

CANADA

Turkey
October 24, 2014 9:10 am -

Canadian consulate employee in Istanbul hospitalized due to suspicious package

Turkish authorities say an employee at the Canadian consulate in Istanbul is in hospital after opening a package filled with yellow powder.
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Canadian soldier killed as gunmen storm Ottawa capital complex

Numerous power outages due to storm

BC Hydro hopes to have service restored to everyone by this afternoon. Environment Canada has lifted both the rain and wind warnings.

AMERICA

Mexico: Mayor Behind 43 Missing Students

Oil-Rich Venezuela Rations Food

Chile ex-mayor arrested, charged with Pinochet-era crimes

M.E./ASIA

Right into enemy hands? ISIS shows off new weapons allegedly airdropped by US (VIDEO)

Turkey to give Kurds passage to Syria

Turkey to give Kurds passage to Syria

Turkey is allowing Kurdish Peshmerga fighters from Iraq to use Turkish territory to cross into Syria to reinforce fighters defending Kobani. FULL STORY

UPDATE 1-Japan minister's quitting a hitch, but won't affect reactor restart

Aquino rejects call to annul U.S.-Philippines forces agreement over murder case

North Korea leader Kim is still in charge, has leg injury: source. By Benjamin Kang Lim and James Pearson BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un is in firm control of his government but hurt his leg taking part in a military drill, a source with access to the secretive North's leadership said, playing down speculation over the 31-year-old's… Reuters

War against Isis: US strategy in tatters as militants march on World View: American-led air attacks are failing. Jihadis are close to taking Kobani, in Syria – and in Iraq western Baghdad is now under serious threat'

AFRICA

The End of Hope: SA Civil Society's Race to the Bottom

South African civil society has happily drunk the cool aid in tacitly agreeing to cut salaries and de-professionalise their own organisations. While donors don't blink at financing international NGOs to recruit highly qualified fundraisers, researchers and project designers, local civil society has allowed them to drive salaries and operational costs forever lower turning our organisations into largely bankrupt, mute and cheap service delivery organisations. Call it the Walmart approach, but funding from donors pretty much embodies the principle of keeping the supplier on the verge of bankruptcy to ensure uncritical compliance. Read more

NOBILITY/ROYALTY/CELEBRITY

Sinatra Hangout Becoming Toxic Threat

Monica Lewinsky: Drudge Ruined My Life. Lewinsky blames her humiliation on everybody except for the married President with whom she had sexual relations

October 20, 2014 Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82 The fashion legend, whose fashion designs were worn by film stars, royal figures and First Ladies, died after a battle with cancer

Queen Rania Visits The UAE

Posted: 18 Oct 2014 05:22 PM PDT

Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates,

where she participated in the “Investing In the Future” conference (IIF MENA) which was held for refugee children in the MENA region. The Queen addressed the audience during the opening ceremony and highlighted the problems facing the refugees and their hosting communities. Her Majesty noted that “the year 2014 has witnessed the largest human displacement; one disaster Continue reading →

TECH

11 Little Known Facts About Marissa Mayer Before She Became A Tech Rockstar

FBI Director Warns That Smartphone Encryption Will Come with Consequences

HEALTH

'Sunshine can slow weight gain and diabetes symptoms'

Sports Illustrated model Carolyn Murphy
Sports Illustrated Supermodel Tells Fans to Eat Butter

5 Things About Honey

The Dangerous Truth About Statins...

This important person can extend your life

Common painkillers could increase deadly clot risk

Vitamin C Prevents Radiation Damage: Nutritional Medicine in Japan

Anti-Inflammatory Drugs For Depression? The Link You Need To Know About

Ebola Virus – Natural Treatment Options the Mainstream Media Ignores

STOPPING SCHIZOPHRENIA BEFORE IT STARTS “That first psychotic break can lead to a series of disasters: social isolation, hospitalization, medications with sometimes disabling side effects, and future psychotic episodes. So, what if you could intervene earlier, before any of that? Could you stop the process from snowballing?” [NPR]

Dr Mercola

Health Watch Issues

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