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AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

Wednesday, 9:06 PM

In this May 12, 2014 photo, a vulture flies over the Estrutual landfill where a man searches for recyclable materials near downtown in Brasilia, Brazil. Located just west of Brazil’s ultramodern Planalto Presidential Palace, the dump is set to shut down on a still-unannounced date. The closure postponed because a replacement landfill is not ready. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell.


Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

Wednesday, 9:04 PM

This two-image composite released by Mexico's Attorney General's Office (PGR) on Wednesday Oct. 1, 2014, shows alleged cartel capo Hector Beltran Leyva after his arrest by Mexican law enforcement authorities. The purported head of the Beltran Levya drug gang was captured in a seafood eatery in San Miguel de Allende, a city in the central state of Guanajuato that is a popular enclave for artists and foreigners. No shots were fired in the brief operation, which culminated an 11-month investigation, authorities said. (AP Photo/ Mexico's Attorney General's Office)MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant.


Today in History

Wednesday, 9:01 PM

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

In Times Square, demonstrators back Hong Kong protesters

Wednesday, 8:57 PM

Hundreds gather in New York's Times Square to rally in support of Hong Kong's "Umbrella Revolution" on October 1, 2014New York (AFP) - Chanting "Hong Kong, Stay Strong," about 350 people rallied in New York city's Times Square to show their support for pro-democracy protesters in the southern Chinese city.


Giants sink Pirates in NL Wild Card playoff

Wednesday, 8:31 PM

MLB: NL Wild Card-San Francisco Giants at Pittsburgh PiratesPITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A four-hit shutout by Madison Bumgarner and a grand slam by Brandon Crawford carried the San Francisco Giants to an 8-0 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Wild Card playoff on Wednesday. Crawford launched a hanging curve from Pirates starter Edinson Volquez into the second deck in right field in the fourth inning to snap a scoreless tie. It was first post-season grand slam hit by a shortstop. ...


McIlroy wants to win Dunhill for dad

Wednesday, 6:06 PM

Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland, seen on the eighth green during a practice round at the Gleneagles golf course in Scotland, on September 25, 2014London (AFP) - Ryder Cup star Rory McIlroy hopes to cap an already stellar year by marking his father's 55th birthday on Sunday with victory in the Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.


Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

Wednesday, 9:03 PM

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...


Today in History

Wednesday, 9:01 PM

Today is Thursday, Oct. 2, the 275th day of 2014. There are 90 days left in the year.

Asia spooked by weak global data; Tokyo stocks slide, yen up

Wednesday, 8:37 PM

An employee of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) places his hand next to the TSE logo at the bourse in TokyoBy Shinichi Saoshiro TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks fell on Thursday as weak global manufacturing activity and an Ebola health scare in the United States spooked world markets, sending investors scurrying to the safety of U.S. bonds, the Japanese yen and gold. Investors warmed to the yen after a slew of surveys showed German factory activity shrank for the first time in 15 months, China's manufacturing sector barely grew, while the United States slowed more than expected. ...


Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'

Wednesday, 8:32 PM

Jimmy Kimmel tops McAfee's list of 'most dangerous celebrities'In the firm's annual report on the celebrity names most likely to lead to virus-laden pages from Web searches, the late-night host beats out Chelsea Handler and Bruce Springsteen.>


Exclusive: U.S. nears solution for safe disposal of Ebola waste

Wednesday, 9:03 PM

General view of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in DallasBy Patrick Rucker and Julie Steenhuysen WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) - The United States is days away from settling the critical question of how hospitals should handle and dispose of medical waste from Ebola patients, a government official said on Wednesday. Experts have warned that conflicting U.S. regulations over how such waste should be transported could make it very difficult for U.S. hospitals to safely care for patients with Ebola, a messy disease that causes diarrhea, vomiting and in some cases, bleeding from the eyes and ears. ...


Eyeing 2015 vote, Cameron pledges 7 billion pounds in tax cuts

Wednesday, 8:46 PM

Britain's Prime Minister David Cameron delivers his keynote address to the Conservative Party Conference in BirminghamBy Andrew Osborn and William James BIRMINGHAM England (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron promised to hand almost half the British population a tax cut if re-elected next year, a pledge he hopes will win over millions of voters and refocus debate away from a schism inside his party over Europe. The promise, which will cost over 7 billion pounds to fund, was a calculated gambit to try to shift the narrative from one which has focussed on the damage the anti-EU UK Independence Party (UKIP) is doing to Cameron's re-election hopes by siphoning off voters and lawmakers. ...