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Out of the ordinary: Putin acts too friendly with Chinese president's wife; censors respond

Source: UPI

BEIJING, Nov. 10 (UPI) -- During the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Beijing on Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin gave the president of China's wife his coat, and censors were not happy. Read More »»

Business: Amazon and Walmart have already started their holiday sales

Source: Yahoo Finance

Forget about saving Thanksgiving from the retailers and start worrying about Halloween. According to the Wall Street Journal the biggest price cuts of last year actually came the Sunday before Thanksgiving, not Black Friday. Read More »»

US: Wintry blast takes aim at most of nation

Source: USA Today

A monstrous storm system that ripped across parts of Alaska with hurricane-force winds was driving bitter cold temperatures and snow toward the contiguous 48 states Monday — and bringing back not-so-fond memories of last winter's iconic polar vortex. Read More »»

World: China and Japan in ice-breaker talks

Source: BBC News

The leaders of China and Japan have met for formal talks after more than two years of severe tension over a territorial dispute. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Owl attacks hawk in L.L. Bean mall display

Source: The Associated Press

BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — The grand opening of an L.L. Bean store in Vermont has ruffled some feathers, with an owl attacking a hawk in a shopping mall display. Read More »»

Business: Whole Foods shares pop on best-ever sales

Source: CNN Money

Grocery chain Whole Foods (WFM) has never been better, according to sales numbers it released Wednesday evening. Read More »»

US: Abducted Philadelphia nurse found alive; suspect in custody

Source: USA Today

A Philadelphia nurse whose violent abduction was caught by surveillance video was found alive Wednesday in Maryland and her alleged captor was taken into custody, police and the FBI said. Read More »»

World: UN lacks resources to fight Ebola

Source: BBC News

The head of the UN mission charged with fighting Ebola in West Africa has told the BBC he does not yet have the resources necessary to defeat it. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Acme building pranked with Wile E. Coyote, Road Runner grafitti

Source: UPI

MINNEAPOLIS, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- When Jeff Bursh, president of family-owned Acme Foundry, a Minneapolis manufacturer of gray and ductile iron castings, left the office Sunday around 5, the facade of the brick building was as it had been for years, but when he returned to work Monday morning, he found a fun surprise -- some unknown artist added an image of Wile E. Coyote chasing the Roadrunner to Acme's entrance. Read More »»

Business: Time Warner boosts annual guidance

Source: The Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Time Warner is raising its guidance for the full year due to the reversal of some tax reserves. Read More »»

US: Republicans seize Senate, gaining full control of Congress

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN) -- A Republican tide ripped the Senate away from Democrats Tuesday, giving the GOP full control of Congress and the power to pin down President Barack Obama during his last two years in office. Read More »»

World: African leaders in army handover talks

Source: BBC News

The presidents of Ghana, Nigeria and Senegal are visiting Burkina Faso to press the military for a speedy handover of power to a civilian ruler. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Jumping beans prompt bomb scare

Source: UPI

CARLSBAD, Calif., Nov. 4 (UPI) -- A California bomb squad investigating a package making a ticking sound said the parcel turned out to contain Mexican jumping beans. Read More »»

US: Senate control is top prize in midterm election

Source: The Associated Press

WASHINGTON — Public campaigning gave way to the privacy of the voting booth Tuesday with control of the Senate, the makeup of the House and three dozen governorships at stake. Read More »»

Business: AMC makes 'Walking Dead' blackout threat in contract negotiations

Source: CNN Money

AMC is using its biggest show, "The Walking Dead," to pressure one of its biggest distributors, DirecTV, into giving it a lucrative contract renewal. Read More »»

World: Mexican mayor held in missing student case

Source: BBC News

Police in Mexico say they have arrested the fugitive mayor of the town of Iguala, where 43 students went missing in September. Read More »»

Out of the ordinary: Brain surgery stops fear of spiders

Source: UPI

British doctors said a man who underwent brain surgery to get rid of seizures awoke to find he had also lost his crippling fear of spiders. Read More »»

World: Dachau infamous Nazi concentration camp gate stolen

Source: BBC News

An iron gate bearing the Nazi slogan 'Arbeit Macht Frei' ('Work sets you free') has been stolen from the former Dachau concentration camp in Germany. Read More »»

US: $3 gas is here and expected to stay for a while

Source: CNN Money

Prices at the pump nationwide are the lowest they've been in nearly four years, and in most of the country, that's under $3, AAA said. Read More »»

Business: LabCorp to buy Covance in $6.1B deal

Source: USA Today

Medical testing firm LabCorp (LH) plans to pay roughly $6.1 billion in cash and stock to buy medical research firm Covance (CVD) in a transaction aimed at creating a healthcare diagnostics giant, the companies said Monday. Read More »»

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