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  • China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist
    HONG KONG (AP) -- China warned of "chaos" and threw its weight behind Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday....
  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home
    DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware....
  • Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe....
  • US sharply criticizes new Israeli housing project
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- In a striking public rebuke, the Obama administration warned Israel on Wednesday that plans for a controversial new housing project in east Jerusalem would distance Israel from "even its closest allies" and raise questions about its commitment to seeking peace with Palestinians....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy....
  • Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home
    DALLAS (AP) -- A Dallas emergency room sent a man with Ebola home last week, even though he told a nurse that he had been in disease-ravaged West Africa, and officials at the hospital are considering if they would have acted differently had the entire medical staff been aware....
  • 2 white Ohio women sue over sperm from black donor
    CLEVELAND (AP) -- An Ohio woman and her partner have sued a Chicago-area sperm bank after she became pregnant with sperm donated by a black man instead of a white man as she'd intended....
  • Respiratory virus seen in 4 deaths; role unclear
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Four people who were infected with a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country have died, but what role the virus played in the deaths is unclear, health officials said Wednesday....
  • Secret Service chief quits due to security lapses
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Secret Service Director Julia Pierson abruptly resigned Wednesday in the face of multiple revelations of security breaches, bumbling in her agency and rapidly eroding confidence that the president and his family were being kept safe....
  • Report IDs 'weaknesses' at nuclear weapons lab
    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) -- A report issued Wednesday by the inspector general of the U.S. Department of Energy squarely places blame for the shutdown of the nation's only underground nuclear waste repository on failures at Los Alamos National Laboratory....
  • Russia halts student exchange program with US
    MOSCOW (AP) -- The U.S. Embassy in Moscow has voiced regret about Russia's decision to cancel its participation in a major high school student exchange program....
  • Iraqi Kurds fight Islamic State with aged weapons
    MAHMOUDIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- The exhausted Kurdish fighters leaned against a pair of antiquated green cannons on a hill overlooking this northern Iraqi village, the ground around them littered with shrapnel from fierce battles with Islamic State militants....
  • China warns of chaos if Hong Kong protests persist
    HONG KONG (AP) -- China warned of "chaos" and threw its weight behind Hong Kong's embattled leader in his face-off with pro-democracy protesters who have threatened to occupy government offices unless he steps down by the end of Thursday....
  • Hong Kong protesters try to win over tourists
    HONG KONG (AP) -- The luxury boutiques of Hong Kong's Tsim Shai Tsui district are so mobbed with vacationing Chinese customers that store owners have put up red velvet ropes to control the crowds. Pro-democracy protesters saw it as a perfect spot to spread the word to their mainland brethren....
  • Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Divided voters still focus on economy
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's not Obamacare or climate change. It's not yet terrorism or fear of the Islamic State group. Those issues are on the minds of voters as they begin casting ballots in this year's midterm elections, but nothing matters to American voters as much the economy....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Top issues in the midterm election
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's October and in some places, voters are already voting. The latest Associated Press-GfK poll finds those likely to cast a ballot are focused more on the economy than other issues. But that hasn't stopped campaigns from trying to appeal on other topics as well. Here's a look at what voters think on the top issues of the election cycle....
  • Sullivan grilled during fisheries debate in Alaska
    KODIAK, Alaska (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S....
  • Civilian casualty standard eased in Iraq, Syria
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama announced in May 2013 that no lethal strike against a terrorist would be authorized without "near-certainty that no civilians will be killed or injured."...
  • McConnell, Grimes both get public pay to campaign
    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) -- Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell is criticizing his Democratic opponent for drawing her state paycheck while away from work to campaign. Left unsaid in the new TV ad is that McConnell appears to be taking his government salary while campaigning, too....
  • Truck deals boost US auto sales in September
    DETROIT (AP) -- Big discounts on pickup trucks kept U.S. auto sales strong in September....
  • GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit
    MILFORD, Mich. (AP) -- General Motors CEO Mary Barra told investors Wednesday that GM plans a raft of new models and a big push to sell more cars in China to drive profits in coming years, as the biggest U.S. automaker tries to shift the spotlight from a mishandled recall of older small cars....
  • Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub
    HONG KONG (AP) -- Shops in Hong Kong have closed and the local stock market has plunged but protesters are gambling their agitation for greater democracy will pay off by preserving institutions that made this former British colony a profitable asset to China....
  • Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters
    HONG KONG (AP) -- The Chinese government might be using smartphone apps to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong, a U.S. security firm says....
  • Deep discount lures buyer for Revel casino
    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) -- As one Atlantic City casino after another shut down and left thousands of workers jobless, Mayor Don Guardian insisted that the meltdown that claimed four of his city's 12 casinos since January was actually the opportunity of a lifetime for savvy investors....
  • AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs
    CHICAGO (AP) -- Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat aficionados to line up for one last taste....
  • Police: Worker hid $1,200 worth of meat in pants
    CROTON-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York supermarket employee has been accused of leaving the store with $1,200 worth of meat hidden in his pants....
  • Reports: China body-searched 10,000 pigeons
    BEIJING (AP) -- The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks....
  • New Mexico hopes 'singing road' curbs speeding
    TIJERAS, N.M. (AP) -- New Mexico transportation officials are hoping a "singing road" along historic Route 66 will curb speeding....
  • Cat, dog, lasers: A senior portrait to remember
    SCHENECTADY, N.Y. (AP) -- A New York boy and his cat, a principal and her dog - and lasers....
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