• Goliath Encounter: Puppy-Sized Spider Surprises Scientist in Rainforest

    Piotr Naskrecki was taking a nighttime walk in a rainforest in Guyana, when he heard rustling as if something were creeping underfoot. When he turned on his flashlight, he expected to see a small mammal, such as a possum or a rat.

    LiveScience.com
  • Obama makes rare campaign trail appearance, people leave early

    By Jeff Mason UPPER MARLBORO Md. (Reuters) - President Barack Obama made a rare appearance on the campaign trail on Sunday with a rally to support the Democratic candidate for governor in Maryland, but early departures of crowd members while he spoke underscored his continuing unpopularity. With…

    Reuters
  • Toddler beaten and choked to death for soiling pants: police

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - A man accused in the death of his 3-year-old stepdaughter was being held in a New York City hospital on Sunday after police found him in an apartment with self-inflicted stab wounds, authorities said. Kelsey Smith, 20, is charged with assault and endangering the welfare…

    Reuters
  • Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

    SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams says comments by the head of the Russian Tennis Federation referring to her and older sister Venus as "brothers" were bullying, sexist and racist, and that she supported the one-year suspension imposed by the WTA against the official.

    Associated Press
  • Sweden says credible reports of foreign submarine in its waters

    By Niklas Pollard and Alistair Scrutton STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden released on Sunday a grainy photo of a mysterious vessel in Stockholm's archipelago, as the military hunted for a foreign submarine or divers in the country's biggest such mobilization since the Cold War. The search in the Baltic…

    Reuters
  • Israeli Bedouin killed fighting for IS in Syria: security

    Jerusalem (AFP) - An Arab Israeli doctor has been killed fighting for the Islamic State group in Syria, Israel's Shin Bet domestic security service said on Sunday.

    AFP
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    Photos of the day - October 19, 2014 (21 photos)

    People are silhouetted on the top of a hill close to the border line between Turkey and Syria as they watch the U.S led airstrikes, a Pakistani vendor adjusts a wall clock displayed at his stall for sale at a weekly bazaar in Islamabad and Cardinals and bishops attend a mass for the beatification…

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  • Ebola victim's Texas fiance expresses gratitude, sorrow

    By Karen Brooks (Reuters) - The fiancée of Thomas Eric Duncan, the Liberian who died of Ebola in Dallas earlier this month, said on Sunday she was grateful to be leaving quarantine without any signs of the disease that killed the man she was to marry, but saddened by the toll the virus has taken.…

    Reuters
  • Two arrested in death of Saudi student in California: report

    (Reuters) - Two people have been arrested in the death of a college student from Saudi Arabia whose remains were found alongside a freeway in a Southern California desert city, the Los Angeles Times reported Sunday. Abdullah Abdullatif Alkadi, 23, was last seen at his home in the Los Angeles suburb…

    Reuters
  • Why bikini shoot cameo may land National Guardsmen in hot water

    The Pentagon regularly cooperates with Hollywood’s steady demand for war equipment to fill out action thrillers, but two Utah soldiers may face punishment for agreeing to participate in something perhaps too risqué: a bikini video shoot featuring British women cavorting with guns and tanks across…

    Christian Science Monitor
  • New York toddler beaten to death, mother's boyfriend in custody

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - A 20-year-old New York City man was in police custody on Sunday in connection with the fatal beating of his girlfriend's toddler daughter at a city homeless shelter, police said. The 3-year-old girl was beaten to death, and her 5-year-old brother also was beaten in Brooklyn on…

    Reuters
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  • Tasmanian devil death investigated at US zoo

    ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico (AP) — Authorities are looking into the death of a Tasmanian devil found in a pool of blood at a New Mexico zoo with its skull fractured. Investigators suspect it was killed.

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    Woman rescued from Thousand Oaks chimney belonging to man she met online

    A woman rescued from a chimney at a Thousand Oaks home was allegedly trying to break into the home of a man she met through online dating.

    KFSN – Fresno
  • Friends, family of Ebola patient reach milestone

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — As her boyfriend Thomas Eric Duncan lay dying of Ebola in a Dallas hospital bed, Louise Troh battled loneliness and fear that she too had contracted the disease while confined to a stranger's home under armed guard.

    Associated Press
  • Late penalty kills Irish bid to upset FSU

    TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Notre Dame ran almost the same play for its first touchdown against No. 2 Florida State.

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  • The Hong Kong Protesters Who Won't Negotiate

    Pro-democracy protests took a violent turn in Hong Kong early Sunday morning, as police officers clashed with demonstrators in the territory's Mong Kok neighborhood. The scuffles, which caused at least three injuries, occurred amid news that Hong Kong's government plans to meet with student leaders…

    The Atlantic
  • 2 killed, 8 critically injured in Arizona crash

    PHOENIX (AP) — Two people were killed and eight others critically injured in an early morning crash Saturday on an Arizona highway, authorities said.

    Associated Press