Sochi Olympic torch taken on spacewalk outside ISS Reuters: Two Russian cosmonauts took a spacewalk Saturday with the Sochi Olympic torch, making history as the torch was brought into space for the first time.
Red Cross: Up to 1,200 dead in the Philippines after typhoon hits USA TODAY: The Philippine Red Cross said Saturday that up to 1,200 people are dead in the Philippines after Super Typhoon Haiyan crashed into the central islands of the country.
Government official: More than 100 estimated dead after Typhoon Haiyan hits Philippines Reuters: At least 100 people may have been killed when Super Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines, a government official said. Captain John Andrews, deputy director general of the Civil Aviation Authority of the Philippines, said bodies were lying in the streets after the storm flattened houses and triggered landslides and floods. Photo: Debris litters the road near the coastal village of Legazpi City in Albay province, in the Philippines, following typhoon Haiyan, Friday, Nov.
Kerry arrives in Geneva for much-anticipated Iran nuclear talks NBC News: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry joined international representatives from the United Kingdom, France and Germany in Geneva on Friday to push toward the first phase of a nuclear deal with Iran.
NBC News: The US will require insurers to cover mental health and addiction the same as they do physical illness, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius announced Friday.
Reuters: Edward Snowden reportedly used login credentials provided by colleagues to access the classified materials that he later leaked, sources told Reuters.
Strongest typhoon of the year makes landfall in the Philippines AP: The world’s strongest typhoon of the year made landfall in the Philippines with sustained winds at 234 kilometers (145 miles) per hour and gusts of 275 kph (170.88 mph), a local weather bureau reported. "There will be catastrophic damage," said Jeff Masters, a former hurricane meteorologist who is meteorology director at the private firm Weather Underground.
‘Star Wars: Episode VII’ to be released in 2015 Entertainment Weekly: “Star Wars: Episode VII” will be released on Dec.
The U.S. Senate passed a bill barring discrimination against gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, 64-32.
Toronto Star: A new video has surfaced showing Mayor Rob Ford acting wildly and belligerent and using threatening words including “kill” and “murder” with reference to an unidentified person.
AP: Gay rights campaigners in Greece have welcomed a decision by a European court condemning the country for failing to include same-sex couples in 2008 legislation that introduced civil partnerships.
Twitter launches shares with opening bell at NYSE The New York Stock Exchange opening bell rang Thursday morning, ushering in the official start of Twitter’s sales of its shares.
FDA will require food industry to phase out trans fats The U.S. Food and Drug Administration plans to announce today that it will require the food industry to gradually phase out all trans fats, saying they are a threat to people’s health.
Twitter poised to make NYSE debut Reuters: Twitter is due to make its debut Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange.
Russia sends Olympic torch, 3 astronauts to ISS Reuters: Russia launched a Soyuz spacecraft carrying three astronauts and the Olympic torch to the International Space Station on Thursday.
Twitter prices IPO at $26 per share The Next Web: Twitter announced it will price its IPO at $26 per share when it begins trading Thursday.
Blockbuster Video to close remaining 300 stores Bloomberg: Blockbuster, the video-rental company now owned by DISH Network, will close its remaining 300 U.S.
Swiss scientists says Polonium found in Yasser Arafat’s bones Swiss scientists who conducted tests on samples taken from Yasser Arafat’s body have found at least 18 times the normal levels of radioactive polonium.
Report: Lady Gaga to sing in space US Weekly: Lady Gaga will reportedly sing in space in early 2015. Gaga will head into space in a Virgin Galactic ship and sing a song during the Zero G Colony tech festival in New Mexico.
Swiss ‘jetman’ flies around Japan’s Mount Fuji AFP: A Swiss man wearing a jet-powered wing he designed and built himself has flown around Japan’s iconic Mount Fuji several times - Yves ‘Jetman’ Rossy, who has previously flown over the Grand Canyon and English Channel, flew around the peak after diving from a helicopter 9 times over a week.