- Germany's Rocket Internet makes bumpy market debut
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 04:43 AM
Germany's Rocket Internet AG, which specializes in launching e-commerce startups, has made a bumpy market debut — with its shares falling on their first day of tradin…
- Resilient Giants rock Pirates to earn spot in NLDS
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 04:02 AM
Madison Bumgarner grabbed four beers, tilted his head back and chugged like a champion.
- Gov't website for doc payments not up to snuff
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 03:48 AM
Although it's called "Open Payments," the government's new website doesn't make it easy to find out whether your doctor is getting freebies, travel or other financial benefits from drug companies and medical device manufacturers.
- Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries
Kansas City Star, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 03:02 AM
Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U. S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola. …
- Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 03:00 AM
The twice-defeated White House contender is campaigning across seven states this week, covering nearly 6,000 miles in five days to raise money and energy for Republican midterm candidates from Georgia to Colorado.  top GOP strategists and donors suggest his continued high profile in Republican politics highlights the party's murky future and a crowded 2016 field that is both flawed and without a clear front-runner The race for the Republican nomination, however, is as wide open as most political veterans can remember. The appearance was one leg in an aggressive five-day campaign swing covering some of the nation's premier midterm battlegrounds: Having swapped his private campaign plane for commercial travel, Romney is working long days to attend private fundraisers and public rallies to help leading Republican governors, Senate candidates and former allies like Olens. Hogan Gidley, a South Carolina-based veteran of presidential politics, explained Romney's appeal with a sports analogy.  Republican leaders have ignored recommendations to address key issues such as immigration legislation ahead of the next presidential contest.
- Obama to speak about economy at Northwestern U.
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 03:00 AM
President Barack Obama is delivering an economic address Thursday at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management, a pitch the White House has long been planning to frame the midterm campaign's closing arguments. While Washington's attention was focused on a Secret Service scandal, Obama slipped away for an overnight trip to his family home in Chicago, just a short helicopter ride away from the speech site. The president has spent weeks consumed with international crises and wants to let voters know he hasn't forgotten about their financial struggles. Obama's challenge is to walk a delicate line between taking credit for an economic recovery without seeming to disregard continuing hard times. Obama aides also thought a scholarly business school audience would be the ideal setting for an address scheduled to last about 45 minutes and dive deeper into the economic issues than a typical campaign speech.
- Palestinian-born candidate runs for Berlin mayor
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 02:43 AM
Berlin's mayor broke ground 13 years ago by winning election after coming out as gay. Now a top candidate to succeed him wants to make history of his own: Palestinian-born Raed Saleh is seeking to become Berlin's first immigrant mayor.
- Episcopalians battle behind walls of NYC seminary
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 02:32 AM
The nation's oldest Episcopal seminary faces a fierce internal battle over what faculty members say is their dean's intimidating, disrespectful leadership.
- Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 02:32 AM
Guilty plea set in $7.5 million Miami Heat fraud
- Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 01:35 AM
Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China.
- AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 01:17 AM
Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste.
- Firm says phone app spies on Hong Kong protesters
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 12:37 AM
A U. S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using a smartphone app to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong.
- Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 12:10 AM
Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots.
- AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/02/2014 - 12:06 AM
Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell.
- AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 11:17 PM
They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold c…
- Boyz II Men, Jeff Dunham win casino awards
St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 11:05 PM
Boyz II Men has been named the musical artist of the year at the Casino Entertainment Awards.
- Questions about tuberculosis after infants exposed
Associated Press, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 08:42 PM
Authorities say more than 850 infants have been exposed to tuberculosis in an El Paso hospital by a nursing assistant who was diagnosed with the illness. Although cases of TB are at an all-time low in the U. S., the virus can be fatal if untreated, and is especially dangerous for small children and babies.
- Wilt Chamberlain set to appear on postage stamp
San Diego Union-Tribune, Wednesday - 10/01/2014 - 08:22 PM
Wilt Chamberlain has been cut down to size. Wilt The Stilt is now Wilt The Stamp.