- US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan
Waco Tribune-Herald, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:49 PM
Stocks markets are rising around the globe after Japan's central bank surprised investors with a new round of economic stimulus.
- Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:46 PM
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while.
- Falcao out of Manchester derby, Rooney fit
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:17 PM
Manchester United manager Louis van Gaal says striker Radamel Falcao will miss Sunday's derby match against Manchester City but captain Wayne Rooney is fit to play. Van Gaal says "Falcao is still injured" after sustaining a problem in training but that "Rooney was not injured.
- South Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 12:16 PM
A South African official says a suspect has appeared in court on a murder charge for the killing of Senzo Meyiwa, the national soccer team captain.
- Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge
Waco Tribune-Herald, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 11:52 AM
A federal judge took a chance on a Georgia woman when he sentenced her to probation after she admitted to blowing up pipe bombs at remote locations.
- US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year high
San Diego Union-Tribune, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 10:36 AM
U. S. consumers expect better economic growth and rising incomes in the coming months, pushing a measure of confidence to a seven-year high in October.
- Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 10:15 AM
Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy.
- US stocks open higher, following gains in Asia
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 10:07 AM
Markets rose sharply in Asia after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus measures to boost the country's flagging economy. Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index jumped 5 percent.
- No. 1 Mississippi St ready to face Arkansas
Daily Oklahoman, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:53 AM
The last time Mississippi State faced Arkansas, the Bulldogs were a mediocre 4-6 football team trying to figure out a way to become bowl eligible. Things have changed quite a bit over the past year. Starting with that overtime victory over the Razorbacks, No.
- Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:45 AM
A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
- AbbVie hikes forecast, tops Street expectations
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:36 AM
Drugmaker AbbVie surprised Wall Street with a third-quarter performance that turned out much better than expected and provided a new 2014 forecast that extends well beyond what analysts predict.
- Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike
Waco Tribune-Herald, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:32 AM
Russia's central bank has raised its main interest rate by more than anticipated as it tries to stem the ruble's fall.
- Israel presents maritime version of 'Iron Dome'
Waco Tribune-Herald, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:17 AM
Israel's "Iron Dome" is heading to the seas, the maker of the rocket-blocking defense system says.
- Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 08:04 AM
The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
- Omega to buy out rival Aviv in $3B all-stock deal
Associated Press, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 07:05 AM
Omega Healthcare will buy rival real estate investment trust Aviv in a $3 billion all-stock deal combining two companies that each run hundreds of nursing homes.
- Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent
San Antonio Express-News, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 06:40 AM
Inflation has crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro but the rise to 0.4 percent in the year to October is unlikely to offer much relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy. Core inflation, a key measure because it excludes volatile food and energy prices, fell to 0.7 percent from 0.8 percent.
- Gerrard: Up to Liverpool to offer new contract
USA Today, Friday - 10/31/2014 - 06:19 AM
Liverpool captain Gerrard says he could leave club if he doesn't get new contract