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Oct 31, 2014

'I'm Proud to Be Gay,' Apple CEO Tim Cook

by Tim Cook

Throughout my professional life, I’ve tried to maintain a basic level of privacy. I come from humble roots, and I don’t seek to draw attention to myself. Apple is already one of the most closely watched companies in the world, and I like keeping ...

Oct 31, 2014

Man wanted in U.S. state trooper ambush is captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two Pennsylvania state troopers, leaving one dead and seriously injuring the other, was captured Thursday, ending a seven-week manhunt for him, authorities said. State police confirmed Eric Frein was taken into custody but released no details. A federal law ...

EU, Russia, Ukraine reach breakthrough gas accord

Oct 31, 2014

EU, Russia, Ukraine reach breakthrough gas accord

Russia agreed Thursday to resume gas deliveries to war-torn Ukraine through the winter in a European Union-brokered, multibillion dollar deal signed by the three parties in Brussels. In a hard-fought accord the EU hopes will ease the broader crisis over Ukraine, Russia agreed to ...

Oct 31, 2014

Wanted in U.S., Roman Polanski questioned in Poland

Prosecutors in Poland questioned filmmaker Roman Polanski on Thursday at the request of U.S. prosecutors who are seeking his arrest on charges from 1977 of having sex with a minor. Boguslawa Marcinkowska, a spokeswoman for prosecutors in Krakow, said the filmmaker remained free but ...

Oct 31, 2014

Pair convicted in secret $1.6 million U.S. Navy silencer deal

A senior U.S. Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian Lee Hall of Sterling ...

Oct 31, 2014

General: U.S. considering empowering Sunni tribes in Iraq

The Pentagon is considering ways to bring the Sunni Arab tribes of Iraq’s Anbar province more fully into the battle against the Islamic State group, the top U.S. military officer said Thursday. Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, told reporters ...

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava

Oct 31, 2014

National Guard heads to Hawaii town threatened by river of lava

A contingent of National Guard troops was dispatched to a Hawaii town on Thursday to provide security to the Big Island community threatened by a river of molten lava that is slowly creeping toward the town’s main road, an emergency official said. The lava ...