special operations forces captured al Libi in Tripoli more than a week ago. The 49-year-old native of Libya is accused of playing a role in the 1998 U.S. Embassy bombings in Kenya and Tanzania. The United States had been holding him aboard a Navy ship, U.S. officials said. He was questioned there by members of a high-value detainee interrogation team, the officials said. American officials have described him as “one of the world’s most wanted terrorists.” He was indicted in 2001 by the federal court in the Southern District of New York in the embassy bombings and in connection with his alleged roles in al Qaeda conspiracies to attack U.S. forces in Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Somalia. Some terrorism experts have questioned how much valuable intelligence al Libi would be able to provide for his captors. A former jihadist associate told CNN last week that it was unlikely that he was still playing an active role with the terrorist network. His wife said he was no longer a member of al Qaeda, had been living a normal life and was seeking a job with the Libyan oil ministry.
The gauge dropped even as orders climbed to the highest level in seven months, indicating production will probably pick up next month. The budget and debt-ceiling standoff in Washington may have shaken confidence within manufacturing, which makes up about 12 percent of the economy. A lot of manufacturers uncertainty can be blamed on the fiscal brinkmanship, rather than a deterioration in fundamentals, said Ryan Sweet, a senior economist at Moodys Analytics Inc. in West Chester, Pennsylvania, who projected the index would drop to 1. The improvement in new orders is reason for optimism. Stock futures were little changed, after a four-day rally took the Standard & Poors 500 Index to a three-week high, as investors weighed budget-talk developments. The contract on the S&P 500 maturing in December dropped less than 0.1 percent to 1,703 at 8:55 a.m. in New York. Survey Results Octobers estimates for the so-called Empire State index in the Bloomberg survey of 51 economists ranged from minus 2 to 10. The headline reading is a separate question rather than a compilation of subcomponents and is therefore sometimes considered a gauge of underlying sentiment. The measure of new orders increased in October to 7.8, the highest since March, from 2.4 the previous month. A gauge of shipments declined to 13.1 from a 16-month high of 16.4 in September. Factory managers said inventories were little changed this month after climbing in September for the first time in more than a year. Stronger orders and weaker inventories is not exactly a bad combination for the production outlook, Neil Dutta, head of U.S. economics at Renaissance Macro Research LLC in New York, said in a report.
By Ethan Sacks / NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, October 13, 2013, 12:09 AM Comment Halloween came to the Javits three weeks early. Amateur superheroes decked out in their finest spandex and latex swarmed midtown Manhattan this weekend for the eighth annual New York Comic Con, a celebration of comic books, sci-fi and video games. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 25-year-old Shelly Scarlet dressed as “Red Sonia”. Organizers estimate around 125,000 people will have filed through the convention center over the sold-out four days ending Sunday making it the second largest nerdfest in the country behind the Hulk-sized San Diego Comic Con. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 28-year-old Ken Crofton dressed as Thanos. But one thing San Diego cant match are the Big Apple beauties. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News 28-year-old Mariana Li as Superwoman. Marisa Semioli, 20, of Staten Island endured plenty of cat calls on the way to the convention floor in her latex and faux-fur Black Cat costume, including from a few uncultured clods who confused her with Catwoman. I got a lot of, I could be your Spider-Man, she said as she was flocked by admirers Saturday. You feel like youre the character, its a great feeling. Bryan Pace for New York Daily News Yaya Han dressed as Madam Hydra. RELATED: WHAT THE TREK IS GOING ON! Pratt Institute student Molly Glover, a huge Game of Thrones fan, recruited seven friends from school to form a human Iron Throne from the HBO fantasy series.
On top of that, Beatty has been susceptible to a lot penalties this season, whether it’s false starts or holding penalties to negate a big play. If you need further convincing that Beatty should be benched, hear this. Football Outsiders ranks the Giants’ offensive line No. 31 in the league, and more importantly, Beatty ranks as the 32nd left tackle in the NFL, where he’s started all six games for New York this season. So what can the G-Men do? Well, they received some good news leading up to the Week 7 matchup vs. the Minnesota Vikings , and that’s that center David Baas could play on Monday Night Football, according to NBC Sports . That said, the Giants could insert Baas at center and fill out the LG and LT spots with James Brewer and Kevin Boothe. Yes, both Brewer and Boothe are better suited at the guard position, but the Giants can’t afford to continue putting Beatty out there and getting beat. Save your “bench Eli Manning” rants for someone who believes he deserves to sit, because I’m not that guy. Beatty has been a huge issue for the Giants’ offense this season and it’s time to address it. Pete Schauer is a native of the Jersey Shore where he covers the New York Giants , Brooklyn Nets and New York Yankees as a Yahoo Sports contributor.
They’re defined by moves like these. Moves to bring in guys like Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis , both of whom are years (that’s plural) removed from their best days. The New York Giants had no choice but to sign Hillisor at least someone like Hillison Wednesday. Jacobs, whom they signed in September to shore up a depleted backfield, has a hamstring injury. Da’Rel Scott has been cut after hurting his hammy. Andre Brown remains out with a broken leg, and 2012 first-round pick David Wilson is still sitting out with a rather scary neck injury. That makes Hillis and rookie Michael Cox the only healthy backs on the roster. Cox has never taken an NFL snap. Giants: Running back statuses That’s why Hillis has signed, per the New York Daily News and others. Don’t get your hopes up. At 27, he isn’t even old by running back terms. The problem is that he’s too far removed from what appeared to be the peak of his career. When he was 24 years old with the Browns in 2010, Hillis had 1,654 yards from scrimmage. That got him on the freakin’ Madden cover , but he’s been missing ever since. While with the Chiefs , Hillis ran for 101 yards against the Colts last December.