AP - ap.online.headlines.general http://www.comcast.net?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_ AP - ap.online.headlines.general News Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:24:43 -0400 Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses Wed, 01 Oct 2014 23:30:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-Secret-Service/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Secret-Service c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7457 WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe. Ebola-infected passenger was sent home from ER Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:14:12 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/Ebola/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_Ebola c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-74b6 DALLAS (AP) — The airline passenger who brought Ebola into the U.S. initially went to a Dallas emergency room last week but was sent home, despite telling a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, the hospital said Wednesday in a disclosure that showed how easily an infection could be missed. US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:20:31 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US--United.States-Israel/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--United.States-Israel c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-72a8 WASHINGTON (AP) — In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians. Hong Kong protesters threaten to occupy buildings Wed, 01 Oct 2014 15:43:18 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/09/30/AS--Hong.Kong-Democracy.Protest/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AS--Hong.Kong-Democracy.Protest c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7b20 HONG KONG (AP) — Raising the stakes in their standoff with the authorities, Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters threatened to occupy key government buildings unless the territory's top official resigns by the end of the day Thursday. AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:18:30 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US--AP.Poll-Midterm.Elections/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--AP.Poll-Midterm.Elections c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7129 WASHINGTON (AP) — It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy. Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons Wed, 01 Oct 2014 19:52:11 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/ML--Iraqi.Kurds-Waiting.for.Weapons/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_ML--Iraqi.Kurds-Waiting.for.Weapons c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-70f2 MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq (AP) — The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants. Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:18:58 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/02/US--Militants-Recruiting.Americans/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Militants-Recruiting.Americans c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6e4c MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Every evening after work, Abdirizak Bihi strolls through neighborhood parks where young Somalis shoot hoops and play soccer. He tells jokes, urges them to clean up their trash and even grabs the basketball to take a few shots. AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:06:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/02/LT--Brazil-Trash.Pickers-Photo.Essay/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_LT--Brazil-Trash.Pickers-Photo.Essay c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6e4b 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. AP PHOTOS: Cavaliers fans welcome back LeBron Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:47:55 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/02/BKN-Lebron-Welcome-Home-Photo-Gallery/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_BKN-Lebron-Welcome-Home-Photo-Gallery c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6e96 CLEVELAND (AP) — They waited in line to see him, and when LeBron James ran onto the new court inside Quicken Loans Arena for the first time in four years wearing the Cavaliers' wine and gold colors, Cleveland fans welcomed him back with a thunderous roar they've been waiting to unleash. Bumgarner, Giants silence Pirates 8-0 to advance Thu, 02 Oct 2014 00:22:39 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/02/BBN-Giants-Pirates/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_BBN-Giants-Pirates c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6e6f PITTSBURGH (AP) — The San Francisco Giants know what it takes to win this time of year. The Pittsburgh Pirates are still learning. 10 Things to Know for Thursday Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:45:32 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/10-Things-to-Know-Today/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_10-Things-to-Know-Today c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-73ef Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday: McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:52:44 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US--Senate-Kentucky-Paid.to.Campaign/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Senate-Kentucky-Paid.to.Campaign c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6fb8 FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too. Q&A: What are students in Colorado protesting? Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:17:36 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US--Student.Protest-US.History-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Student.Protest-US.History-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-71d7 DENVER (AP) — A fight in Colorado over how United States' history is taught has pitted the new conservative majority on a suburban Denver school board against students and teachers who accuse the board of censorship. Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear Wed, 01 Oct 2014 21:16:43 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-MED--Children.Virus/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-MED--Children.Virus c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-712b NEW YORK (AP) — Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday. Jeter: Players can share their stories on my site Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:32:09 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-Jeter-Website/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Jeter-Website c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-6fb6 NEW YORK (AP) — Derek Jeter is among the most media-savvy athletes on the planet, but he says it came through trial and error. Questions and answers about the US Ebola case Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:36:10 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-MED--Ebola-Q_A/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-MED--Ebola-Q_A c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-745a WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. health officials have warned for months that someone infected with Ebola could unknowingly carry the virus to this country, and there is word now that it has happened: A traveler in a Dallas hospital became the first patient diagnosed in the U.S. Liberia short on ambulances for Ebola patients Wed, 01 Oct 2014 12:15:21 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/AF-Liberia-Ebola-Transporting-the-Sick/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_AF-Liberia-Ebola-Transporting-the-Sick c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-72c7 FREEMAN RESERVE, Liberia (AP) — The man with reddened eyes sat in his underwear outside his thatched home. He was weak from diarrhea, so his wife called the Ebola hotline for an ambulance. Now that it was here, though, he didn't want to go. Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:23:42 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-United-States-Islamic-State/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-United-States-Islamic-State c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-7459 WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured." Man convicted of murder in killing over loud music Wed, 01 Oct 2014 18:15:48 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US-Loud-Music-Killing-2nd-Ld/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US-Loud-Music-Killing-2nd-Ld c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-712a JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A Florida man who opened fire on a carload of black teenagers in an argument over their loud "thug" music was convicted Wednesday of first-degree murder. Prosecutor to seek death penalty in beheading Wed, 01 Oct 2014 17:56:14 -0400 http://www.comcast.net/news/articles/general/2014/10/01/US--Oklahoma-Workplace.Beheading/?cid=rssfeed&attr=article_news_general_US--Oklahoma-Workplace.Beheading c9d8ec1afb93944a:bf89c9e:148c2ca45cb:-70f0 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Cleveland County District Attorney Greg Mashburn says he plans to seek the death penalty against a man accused of beheading a woman at an Oklahoma food processing plant.