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Poconos schools closed due to manhunt for suspect in trooper slaying

The Philadelphia Inquirer  Some schools in the Poconos are closed today after several recent potential sightings of the man suspected of shooting two troopers last month. The Pocono Mountain School District said this morning that all schools would be closed today.

French scientists devise fast-track test for Ebola

Africa Review  A new device similar to a simple pregnancy home-test could allow doctors to diagnose a patient with suspected Ebola in under 15 minutes, its French developers said Tuesday. Trials at a high-security lab have validated the technique and prototype kits should be available in Ebola-hit countries by the end of October for a clinical trial, France's Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) said in a statement.

J.K. Simmons shines in 'Whiplash'

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  You know his face but not his name. He's the guy from the Farmers Insurance commercials. He's the star of the sitcom "Growing Up Fisher." He was in the "Spider-Man" movies. He was that really evil neo-Nazi dude from "Oz," the cable series about prisoners from more than a decade ago.

Morrice and Lyman in the Company of Matisse paints a multi-generational portrait of two Montreal artists

National Post | Arts  In the days when Paris was the undoubted centre of the art world it attracted young painters from everywhere. Two Canadians, J.W. Morrice and John Lyman, the products of affluent Montreal families, were typical.

Guantanamo board says Saudi captive can go home

The Miami Herald  A U.S. national security panel has approved for release from Guantanamo a long-held prisoner whose advocates argued was less of a risk at-large than the five Taliban captives sent to Qatar in exchange for Army Sgt.

Gun-Nut America: Man Trying to Sell a Gun Gets Robbed at Gun Point With His Own Gun

Americans Against the Tea Party  It's so hard to trust people these days. Seriously, if you can't trust the friend of a convicted felon you just met with your own loaded gun, who can you trust? KOMO news reports of this incident, which took place in the coastal city of Mukiliteo, Washington in Snohomish County.

Martin Rouleau 'died like he wanted to'

Toronto Star  MONTREAL—For more than a year they tried. For more than a year they failed to help their friend, Martin Rouleau, see the light of day. — Whether it was psychological troubles or honest zeal, the young entrepreneur from St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, the friend to all and father to one young boy was lost to a world of conspiracy theories, hatred and religion-fuelled anger that led to what intelligence and security experts have been fretting about for years:...

Five-Year Jail Term For Pistorius

International Business Times  South African Olympian Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison on Tuesday for culpable homicide in the shooting death of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa delivered the sentence stating that “a non-custodial sentence would send a wrong message to the community.”

Refugee abuse scandal in Germany is highlighting failing EU policies

GlobalPost  ESSEN, Germany — Midway through describing his alleged abuse by security guards at a home for asylum seekers here, Badr Abboussi breaks off to answer a call on his cell phone. After speaking rapidly in Italian, the 21-year-old originally from Morocco hangs up, shrugs his shoulders and says ruefully, “Transfer.”

Halcyon Software Launches New Security Product For Managing Passwords

PR Newswire  PETERBOROUGH, England, October 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Halcyon Software, a global leader in multi-platform systems management software, today announced the immediate availability of Password Reset Manager, a new security solution for users of IBM i running on IBM Power Systems servers.

Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five-Year Jail Term

Newsweek  Oscar Pistorius has been handed a prison sentence of five years for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. Judge Thokozile Masipa said that a non-custodial sentence “would not be appropriate” as it would send the wrong message to the wider community, though a “long sentence would not be appropriate either".

From Social Drinker To Alcoholic, In One Flip Of A Switch

Medical Daily  Considering over 85 percent of people over the age of 18 report that they have drank alcohol at some point in their life, discerning who is affected by moderate drinking or problem drinking can become difficult to determine accurately.

Fashion designer Oscar de la Renta dies at 82

The Washington Times  NEW YORK (AP) - Oscar de la Renta, the worldly gentleman designer who shaped the wardrobe of socialites, first ladies and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. De la Renta died at home Monday evening in Connecticut surrounded by family, friends and "more than a few dogs," according to a handwritten statement signed by his stepdaughter Eliza Reed Bolen and her husband, Alex Bolen.