NYC firefighter stages dramatic rescue in fatal blaze
NEW YORK (AP) ? As roaring flames consumed an apartment building in New York City early Thursday, a firefighter dangling from a rope plucked a trapped person from a window on the fifth floor and safely lowered him to the ground.
Broadband privacy rules approved despite industry pushbackNEW YORK (AP) ? Federal regulators have approved new broadband privacy rules that make internet service providers like Comcast and Verizon ask customers' permission before using or sharing much of their data.
Modest gains, but US students still lag in science learning
Closing arguments delayed in bridge trial over legal issue
Aetna tops Street 3Q expectations, narrows 2016 forecast
Aetna's third-quarter earnings rose nearly 8 percent to top Wall Street forecasts, as growing government business and cost cutting countered higher costs from the health insurer's Affordable Care Act coverage. ...
'Cursed' Cubs bring World Series thrills home
For the first time in 71 years, the Chicago Cubs will host a World Series game, the "cursed" Major League Baseball club trying to capture its first crown since 1908. Excitement for Friday's third game of the best-of-seven final against the Cleveland Indians is already building in the neighborhood around 102-year-old Wrigley Field, which had not been built the last time the Cubs won the title. "To go to Wrigley on the road, to see that atmosphere... that's something I live for," Indians designated hitter Mike Napoli said.
Yazidi survivors of IS torture win Europe rights prize
Two Yazidi women who survived a nightmare ordeal of kidnapping, rape and slavery at the hands of Islamic State jihadists won the European Parliament's prestigious Sakharov human rights prize on Thursday. Nadia Murad and Lamia Haji Bashar have become figureheads for the effort to protect the Yazidis, followers of an ancient religion with more than half a million believers concentrated in northern Iraq. "They have a painful and tragic story" but "they felt compelled to survive to bear witness," European Parliament chief Martin Schulz told the assembly in Strasbourg.
U.S. charges 61 over India-based IRS impersonation scam
The U.S. Justice Department charged 61 people on Thursday with taking part in a scam involving India-based call centers where people impersonated Internal Revenue Service, immigration and other federal officials and demanded payments for non-existent debts. The defendants, who were indicted by a grand jury in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas on Oct. 19, included 32 people at five Indian call centers and 24 people in nine U.S. states, the statement said.
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Gilt yields hit post-Brexit highs after UK GDP data, sterling dropsBy Anirban Nag LONDON (Reuters) - British gilt yields surged to a post-Brexit peak on Thursday, after data showed the economy had grown faster than expected in the third quarter, reducing the chances of an interest rate cut in the near term. The benchmark 10-year gilt yield rose 10 basis points to 1.27 percent , the highest since the Brexit vote in June, dragging other European government bond yields higher.