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Biden touts plans to fix 'Third World' NYC airport

Vice President Joe Biden, left, shakes hands with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a hangar of the Vaughn College of Aeronautics and Technology, in New York, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, during a presentation to discuss the need to improve New York's airports. Biden joined Cuomo as the governor announced a design competition to modernize and improve New York City's John F. Kennedy and LaGuardia Airports. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)NEW YORK (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden, who infamously dubbed New York City's outdated LaGuardia Airport "a third-world country," joined Gov. Andrew Cuomo at a news conference Monday to tout plans to improve the region's airports.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:21:18 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
'Fury' defeats 'Gone Girl' in box-office battle

This photo released by Sony Pictures Entertainment shows Brad Pitt as Sgt. Don “Wardaddy” Collier in Columbia Pictures' "Fury." (AP Photo/Sony Pictures Entertainment, Giles Keyte)LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Fury" was the champion of the weekend box-office battle, knocking two-week champ "Gone Girl" to second place.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:21:19 -0400 - Yahoo News - Top Stories
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IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 16, 2013, file photo, an IBM logo is displayed in Berlin, Vt. IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third quarter when it reports results, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Toby Talbot, File)NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:04:35 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte

FILE - This May 30, 2007 file photo shows a cable box on top of a television in Philadelphia. Cord cutters rejoiced last week after HBO and CBS announced plans to sell stand-alone streaming services, a move that cable and satellite television providers have resisted for years. But cutting the cord won’t mean cutting out your cable provider, and some would-be customers may balk when they see just how much paying a la carte actually costs. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)Is a la carte streaming a better deal?


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:12:05 -0400 - U.S. News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81

FILE - In this June 24, 2004 file picture Swiss photographer Rene Burri poses in front of his most famous photo of Che Guevara, taken in Havana, Cuba, in 1961, pictured in the museum Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland. Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer who captured iconic black and white images of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81. Magnum Photos, the agency he joined in 1955 when he was just 23, confirmed Burri died Monday Oct. 20, 2014 , but didn’t immediately provide further details. (AP Photo/Keystone,Sandro CampardoFile)GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:04:26 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
Ugandan rebels spread fear with DR Congo massacres

People attend the burial of victims in Beni, Democratic Republic of Congo, on October 20, 2014, where at least 22 people, most of them women and children, were hacked and clubbed to death by Ugandan rebelsEringeti (DR Congo) (AFP) - "You sent soldiers to wipe us out, but here we are." That was the chilling message from Ugandan rebels during the latest massacre in the northeastern Democratic Republic of Congo, according to one survivor.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:05:24 -0400 - World News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Dozens killed in fresh Yemen clashes

Gunmen loyal to the Shiite Huthi movement sit outside the Sanaa province headquarters in the Yemeni capital, on October 19, 2014Sanaa (AFP) - At least 60 people were killed in Yemen as clashes raged between Shiite rebels and Al-Qaeda militants backed by Sunni tribesmen battling for territory in the strife-hit country, sources said Monday.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:13:12 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
EU sees less violence in eastern Ukraine

Pro-Russian separatist fighters man a checkpoint near the airport of Donetsk on October 20, 2014Luxembourg (AFP) - The European Union said Monday it believed a ceasefire and peace plan have helped reduce fighting between government and pro-Russian rebels in eastern Ukraine but condemned continued violations of the accord.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:21:46 -0400 - Politics News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Twist: IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to offload its chip business

Twist: IBM to pay GlobalFoundries $1.5B to offload its chip businessIn an unusual move, IBM will pay GlobalFoundries to take the chip business off its hands -- rather than GlobalFoundries paying IBM for the operation.>


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:58:28 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
The US government's wireless-spectrum auction: Why it matters (FAQ)

Cellular phone providers, TV broadcasters and other companies transmitting wireless signals also have radios on the building. Cell phone operators typically place their radios much lower - around 125 feet to 200 feet. The lower the raido, the more capacity that it can deliver to their individual cell sites, Thompson explained. TowerStream's radios are placed at 1,000 feet to ensure, the company can reach every rooftop in New York City. Major TV broadcasters, which also transmit over long distances, are also on this level. This picture shows some of their equipment, which transmits TV signals in high-definition.It's the first auction of new wireless spectrum in six years. CNET gets you up to speed on how this will affect your wireless service in the future.>


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:56:53 -0400 - Business News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Want superfast speeds on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Head to Singapore

Want superfast speeds on your Samsung Galaxy Note 4? Head to SingaporeThe latest Samsung phablet comes packing LTE-Advanced capabilities, but you may have to move to enjoy the top speeds. Be aware, however, that you'll easily bust your measly small data cap.>


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:59:58 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
'Dead Rising' film has its lead: former 'Daily Show' war correspondent Rob Riggle

'Dead Rising' film has its lead: former 'Daily Show' war correspondent Rob RiggleComedian Rob Riggle is probably best known for his work as a Daily Show correspondent through 2008, as well as his various film and TV cameos (21 Jump Street, The Other Guys, NTSF:SD:SUV). And now he's playing lead for the upcoming video game adaptation Dead Rising: Watchtower. Here's the official synopsis:


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:01:44 -0400 - Tech News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Golf-European Tour announces early part of 2014-15 schedule
By Tony Jimenez LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - The European Tour announced the early part of its 2014-15 schedule on Monday and it includes the Thailand Classic and Indian Open for the first time. The tour is going back to Thailand for the first time since the 2007 Johnnie Walker Classic in Phuket. The Indian Open will also make its debut, with the tour co-sanctioning both new events alongside the Asian Tour. The European Tour has only announced the opening sector of the 2014-15 schedule. The remainder is likely to be disclosed at the season-ending DP World Tour Championship in Dubai next month. ... -- read full article
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:25:38 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
Lorde's 'Royals' banned by baseball rivals

World Series jerseys are seen during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriNew York (AFP) - Lorde's smash hit "Royals" is suddenly taking on a renewed significance -- and, to one set of sports fans, unwelcome -- as the Kansas City Royals head to baseball's World Series.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:57 -0400 - Sports News Headlines - Yahoo! News
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Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical

In this Oct. 10, 2014 photo, actor Nick Blaemire, left, and magazine publisher Davy Rothbart pose in downtown New York. Blaemire plays Rothbart in a semi-fictionalized musical account of the creation of the magazine "Found," which collects misdirected or discarded notes. (AP Photo/Mark Kennedy)NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:27:42 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
'Superstorm' crafts narrative from Sandy's wrath

This book cover image released by Dutton shows "Superstorm: Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy," by Kathryn Miles. (AP Photo/Dutton)"Superstorm" (Dutton), by Kathryn Miles


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:56:36 -0400 - Entertainment News Headlines — Yahoo! News
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Incredible Science and Historical Artifacts Up for Auction

Incredible Science and Historical Artifacts Up for AuctionA working Apple-1 computer, a window from the Manhattan Project's bomb-development site and a letter from Charles Darwin discussing the details of barnacle sex will go on sale this month at an auction of rare scientific artifacts. A viewing window from the Manhattan Project — valued at around $200,000 — is another big-ticket item at the auction. The Manhattan Project was a secret government operation during World War II designed to develop the world's first atomic bomb, and included many famous scientists like J. Robert Oppenheimer, Albert Einstein and Richard Feynman. A collection of astronomer George Willis Ritchey's deep-space photographs, books and telescope blueprints is also on sale.


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 08:44:10 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
New apps bring kids' playtime back to real world

Woman walks past icons for Apple Apps at San Francisco retail storeBy Natasha Baker TORONTO (Reuters) - Parents eager to get their children away from television and video screens can turn to new apps that get youngsters to learn while playing in the real world. New iPad and iPhone apps for children by companies such as Osmo and Tiggly are designed to help children learn spatial, language, counting and physics concepts while playing with tangible objects. Tangram, Words and Newton from California-based Osmo let children manipulate objects in the real world and to interact with games on the screen. ...


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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 16:30:15 -0400 - Science News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Ebola plush toys fly off the shelf for Connecticut company
By Barbara Goldberg (Reuters) - It may be the only time you will find these words in the same sentence: "Ebola" and "Add to Wishlist." Giantmicrobes Inc., which makes a line of plush toys based on viruses and other microscopic organisms, has sold out its entire Ebola stock, including the small Ebola doll for $9.95, a Gigantic Ebola doll for $29.95 and an Ebola Petri Dish toy for $14.95, according to the company's website. "Since its discovery in 1976, Ebola has become the T. ... -- read full article
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:12:29 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
Marathoner Covers 52 Miles to Run It Backward, Too!
Ryan Chukuske never imagined eight years ago that he would run a marathon, let alone one twice in one day. But the Minnesota runner proved that wrong Sunday, running 52.4 consecutive miles in the Mankato Marathon. Mankato is 26.2 miles long. -- read full article
Mon, 20 Oct 2014 14:16:28 -0400 - Health News Headlines - Yahoo News
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Holloway disappearance hits cold case file
None of the three suspects in the disappearance of Alabama teenager Natalee Holloway will be charged, the Aruban public prosecutor's office said today. Hans Mos, the island nation's chief public prosecutor, said there was not enough evidence to take the case to trial.
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 18:16:59 EST - CNN.com - Law
Girl who shielded mom is a hero at school
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Tue, 18 Dec 2007 17:42:28 EST - CNN.com - Law
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Downton Abbey' castle during the Great War
Nick Glass visits the 'Downton Abbey' castle and delves into its history as a WWI hospital.
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 10:53:40 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
After 50 years, Japan set to launch a new commercial passenger plane
Japan is set to make its mark in the skies with its first new commercial jet for over 50 years, the Mitsubishi Regional Jet, aka the MRJ.
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Mon, 20 Oct 2014 01:46:57 EDT - CNN.com - Travel
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