Category Archives: PR

Ebola costs encourage budget flexibility among U.S. Republicans

By David Lawder and Richard Cowan By David Lawder and Richard Cowan WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Worries about Ebola are chipping away at some congressional Republicans’ support for maintaining across-the-board spending caps on U.S. government agencies and the military. An increasing number of Republicans are speaking out in favor of Ebola “emergency” funds, which would be passed outside of the normal budget process, and would not require offsetting spending cuts or explicit sources of revenue Continue reading

New question in Texas: Can Wendy Davis survive defeat?

By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It’s a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn’t addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors. Continue reading

New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

By WILL WEISSERT and PAUL J. WEBER, Associated Press KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — It’s a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn’t addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors Continue reading

For a man without a party, turnout is big test

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, The Associated Press OVERLAND PARK, Kansas (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the Kansas City businessman could really use right now: an established get out the vote operation. In most elections, making sure that friendly voters cast their ballots is more important for a candidate in a race’s final days than wooing new supporters. Continue reading

UK warns travelers they could be terror targets

LONDON (AP) — Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the Middle East Continue reading

Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

By JULIE WATSON, Associated Press SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns. The judge on Friday called for retired Marine Sgt Continue reading

China manufacturing growth falls in October

BEIJING (AP) — China’s manufacturing growth declined further in October amid a slowing economy and languishing global demand, according to a survey released Saturday. The China Federation of Logistics and Purchasing said its purchasing managers’ index dropped by 0.3 from September to 50.8. Continue reading

Blackout hits Bangladesh as line from India fails

By JULHAS ALAM, Associated Press DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Bangladesh was hit by a nationwide blackout on Saturday after a transmission line bringing electricity from neighboring India failed, but power was restored to many parts of the country within a few hours, an official said. The blackout was caused by a “technical glitch” and swept across the impoverished and energy-starved South Asian nation at around noon, said Masum-Al-Beruni, managing director of the state-run Power Grid Company of Bangladesh Ltd. He did not elaborate on the cause. Continue reading

Boko Haram denies truce, kidnapped girls married

By HARUNA UMAR and MICHELLE FAUL, Associated Press MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (AP) — The leader of Nigeria’s Islamic extremist group Boko Haram has denied agreeing to any cease-fire with the government and said more than 200 kidnapped schoolgirls all have converted to Islam and been married off. In a new video released late Friday night, Abubakar Shekau dashed hopes for a prisoner exchange to get the girls released. “The issue of the girls is long forgotten because I have long ago married them off,” he said, laughing Continue reading

Third victory parade in 5 years charms Giants fans

By PAUL ELIAS and KRISTIN J. BENDER, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Giants celebrated a third World Series victory in five years with a ticker-tape parade, and it seemed everyone had a story about brought them to rainy downtown San Francisco. Continue reading