- Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:49 AM
Rapper Iggy Azalea, actor Bryan Cranston and the film "Gone Girl" are nominees for Logo TV's 2014 New Now Next Awards. The network announced Thursday that singer Sam Smith, the ABC series "How to Get Away With Murder" and the play "Hedwig and the Angry Inch" are also up for awards.
- Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:33 AM
Two U. S. senators are calling on U. S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.
- Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:32 AM
The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.
- Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.
San Antonio Express-News, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:21 AM
Average U. S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92 percent from 3.97 percent last week.
- Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:15 AM
A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month. The Conference Board says its index of leading indicators rose 0.8 percent last month following a flat reading in August which originally had been reported as a small 0.2 percent gain. Economists expect that continuing strong gains in employment should boost incomes and help support solid economic growth in the United States in coming quarters despite a weaker outlook overseas.
- 'Little Dancer' musical readies for opening in DC
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 10:02 AM
Little Dancer Aged Fourteen," a sculpture by Edgar Degas that can be seen in museums around the world, is coming to life in a musical debuting on the Kennedy Center stage in Washington. The $7 million production opens Saturday for previews. It is the brainchild of playwright and lyricist Lynn Ahrens, composer Stephen Flaherty and director and choreographer Susan Stroman.
- US: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil sales
San Francisco Chronicle, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:48 AM
David Cohen, who leads the department's effort to undermine the Islamic State group's financial strength, said the extremists also get several million dollars a month from wealthy donors, and from extortion rackets and other criminal activities, such as robbing banks. "With the important exception of some state-sponsored terrorist organizations, IS is probably the best-funded terrorist organization we have confronted," Cohen, undersecretary for terrorism and financial intelligence, said in prepared remarks for a speech at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Unlike the core al-Qaida terrorist network, IS gets only a relatively small share of funding from deep-pocket donors and therefore does not depend primarily on moving money across international borders.
- Corporate earnings gains drive US stock higher
San Antonio Express-News, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:32 AM
Corporate earnings gains drive US stock higher GM rose 2 percent after reporting that its third-quarter profit doubled thanks to big earnings from SUV and truck sales.
- Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent
Miami Herald, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:32 AM
Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. …
- How a small club like Freiburg makes ends meet
Waco Tribune-Herald, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:32 AM
Financially disadvantaged, Freiburg deploys an array of coping strategies to stay in Germany's top division. Here, at a glance, is how one of the Bundesliga's most modest club
- Delta planes clip wings at Minnesota airport
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:23 AM
Officials say two Delta Air Lines planes clipped wings while they were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
- American Airlines posts record 3Q profit
San Antonio Express-News, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 09:06 AM
American and other U. S. airlines are soaring as mergers have helped them limit the number of flights, keeping fares higher, and falling oil prices have given them relief from their largest expense, jet fuel. The net income reported by American Airlines Group Inc. was an 87 percent increase over the $505 million earned by American and US Airways a year earlier, when they were still separate companies. The amount that passengers paid to fly each mile, called yield in the airline business, was a record, reflecting strong demand and average fares.
- Would football be richer without small clubs?
Waco Tribune-Herald, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:50 AM
From a corner office of Freiburg's homely stadium, club chairman Fritz Keller gazes over one of the loveliest views in football. Autumn's reds, browns and golds streak the sur
- US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:50 AM
The number of people applying for U. S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam.
- Sting and his 'The Last Ship' star go home
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:45 AM
The actors in Sting's musical "The Last Ship" have plenty of pressure these days. The show is making its Broadway debut. There are last-minute changes. And Sting is pacing in the darkness.
- Cheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off
Associated Press, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:22 AM
United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off.
- American Airlines tops 3Q net income expectations
Daily Oklahoman, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:20 AM
American Airlines Group Inc. (AAL) on Thursday reported third-quarter earnings of $942 million. The Fort Worth, Texas-based company said it had profit of $1.28 per share.
- Sam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs
San Diego Union-Tribune, Thursday - 10/23/2014 - 08:11 AM
Breakthrough newcomers Sam Smith and 5 Seconds of Summer will take the stage at the 2014 American Music Awards.