U.S. appeals court rules for GM in Spyker's Saab sale lawsuit

An Opel car stands in front of the company's logo during the first media day of the 80th Geneva Car Show at the Palexpo in GenevaBy Jonathan Stempel (Reuters) - General Motors Co persuaded a federal appeals court to uphold the dismissal of a $3 billion lawsuit in which Spyker NV accused it of derailing a plan to sell the Swedish automaker Saab to a Chinese company. The 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati on Friday said Spyker failed to show GM intentionally interfered with the Dutch company's effort to sell Saab to Zhejiang Youngman Lotus Automobile Co, leading to Saab's bankruptcy. GM had sold a majority of Saab to Spyker in 2010. ...



Two dead, including gunman, in shooting at Washington high school

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Two people were killed, including the gunman, in a shooting on Friday at a high school in Washington state, police said. A hospital spokeswoman said that at least four people were wounded, three of them critically, in the gunfire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, some 30 miles north of Seattle. (Reporting by Dan Whitcomb and Victoria Cavaliere; Writing by Dan Whitcomb; Editing by Sandra Maler)
GOP candidates treading gingerly on climate change

FILE - In this June 3, 2014 file photo Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst speaks in Des Moines, Iowa. Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season. Many say they are not in a good position to make a judgment about the issue, then voice concern for the environment, the economy or both. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then pivoting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both.



Feds probe plane-helicopter crash in Maryland

Firefighters respond to a mid-air collision between an airplane and a helicopter near the Frederick Municipal Airport, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Frederick, Md. A fire department official said three people were killed and two others were injured in the accident. (AP Photo/The Frederick News-Post, Graham Cullen)FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Authorities recovered a wealth of data that should help them determine why a plane and a helicopter collided in the air near a municipal airport, killing three people on the chopper, a federal investigator said Friday.



California sheriff's deputy, carjack victim shot

A Sacramento County Deputy Sheriff talks on a mobile phone at the site where a deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — An assailant shot a Sacramento County, California, sheriff's deputy and a bystander, then carjacked two vehicles Friday morning, prompting a manhunt as the assailant fled through residential areas, sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Lisa Bowman said.





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