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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Cheat Sheet - How the Amelia Earhart Mystery Was Finally Solved

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October 30, 2014

After decades filled only with heartache in the search for Amelia Earhart, a storm on Gardner Island in 1991 turned up a piece of an airplane. Michael Daly reports on Ric Gillespie and his wife, Pat Thrasher, who found the metal object, matched it with Earhart's plane, and their plans to look for more.


In an essay in Businessweek, Apple's CEO has acknowledged for the first time publicly that he is gay. "While I have never denied my sexuality, I haven't publicly acknowledged it either, until now," Tim Cook writes. "So let me be clear: I'm proud to be gay, and I consider being gay among the greatest gifts God has given me." He writes that being gay helps him understand what it means to be a minority and made him tougher. Cook also wrote of the need to have workplace-equality bills for gays, as well as other protections. "There are laws on the books in a majority of states that allow employers to fire people based solely on their sexual orientation," he says. "There are many places where landlords can evict tenants for being gay, or where we can be barred from visiting sick partners and sharing in their legacies. Countless people, particularly kids, face fear and abuse every day because of their sexual orientation."

Thrilling Finish

The crowd noise at Kauffman Stadium was constant and loud Wednesday as Madison Bumgarner pitched five innings of near-perfect relief to propel the San Francisco Giants to a tight 3-2 victory over the Kansas City Royals in Game 7 and their third World Series in five seasons. With both starters chased early, the game became a contest between bullpens. And no one stood taller than Bumgarner, the 6-foot-5 hurler who added to his postseason legacy with a third victory this Series. The Giants, who also won the championship in 2012 and 2010, ended a Series streak that had seen home teams win the last nine Game 7s. Bumgarner entered the fifth inning with a 3-2 lead, and after giving up a leadoff single to Omar Infante, he shut down Kansas City, as the Giants took the Series four games to three over the Royals.


With Georgia's governorship and a U.S. Senate seat up for grabs next week, every vote will count. Patricia Murphy reports on the race to find out why more than 50,000 new voter-registration forms just disappeared.


The Obama administration needs a reality check, writes Jamie Dettmer. Plans to train Syrian rebels to force Assad to negotiate have little or nothing to do with what is unfolding all too rapidly on the ground. Rebels are demoralized, disintegrating, and fighting among themselves.

Mad as Hell
Burkina Faso Parliament Set on Fire
Over term limits.
Cops Sent to Enforce Nurse's Quarantine
Maine's governor traps Kaci Hickox.
Much Needed
Malala Donates $50K to Gaza Schools
To rebuild bombed-out facilities.
My Bad
NBA Star Pleads Guilty in Domestic Abuse
Hornets' Jeff Taylor takes deal.
Suge Knight Arrested for Stealing Camera
With comedian Katt Williams.

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