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  • Freescale Semiconductor posts 3Q profit

    On a per-share basis, the Hamilton, Bermuda-based company said it had net income of 40 cents. Earnings, adjusted for one-time gains and costs, came to 49 cents per share. The results topped Wall Street ...

  • Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space
    Google exec makes record skydive from edge of space

    A Google executive set a new record Friday by jumping successfully from near the top of the stratosphere -- some 135,000 feet, or 41,000 meters high, his project website said. The record dive by 57-year-old Alan Eustace, who is a "senior vice president of knowledge" at Google, was conducted as part of the Stratospheric Explorer project to allow manned exploration of the stratosphere above 100,000 feet. According to a statement from the Paragon Space Development Corporation, Eustace completed the four-hour mission over Roswell, New Mexico, using a specially designed space suit and balloon module to carry him to the stratosphere. "He spent a short time, around a half hour, experiencing the wonders of the stratosphere before being released from the balloon.

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
    WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • Remains belong to missing UK-born student
    Remains belong to missing UK-born student

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Virginia (AP) — Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a British-born university student who disappeared last month, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her.

  • School gunman was homecoming prince, students say
    School gunman was homecoming prince, students say

    MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Police responded Friday to a high school north of Seattle following reports of a shooting.

  • Wall St. finally turning on Amazon as Bezos magic fades

    By Deepa Seetharaman and Ross Kerber SAN FRANCISCO/BOSTON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's once fairy-tale ride on Wall Street has hit its most jarring bump yet. The company that for years enthralled investors with improbable growth and earned one of the technology sector's highest valuations drew widespread ire after a spectacular results letdown on Thursday. Amazon missed expectations across the board - on margins, on its net loss and on revenue. An unaccountably poor 7 to 18 percent revenue growth forecast for the typically strongest holiday quarter was the final straw for some. ...

  • Senate Midterm Elections
    Senate Midterm Elections

    The 2014 midterm elections are just around the corner, and so far forecasts are not indicating blue skies for the Democratic Party. On Nov. 4, it's all about control of the United States Senate. Republicans will maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives. But after eight years, they could have the majority in both the House and the Senate again.

  • NYPD officers seen discarding gloves, masks into garbage can near Ebola patient's apartment
    NYPD officers seen discarding gloves, masks into garbage can near Ebola patient's apartment

    New York City officials urged the public to remain calm after a doctor became the first person in the city to test positive for Ebola. But the image of two NYPD officers disposing protective masks and gloves into a garbage can on the sidewalk near the doctor's apartment is raising some eyebrows, at least online.

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