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  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Two deadly attacks in three days against members of the military stunned Canadians and raised fears their country was being targeted for reprisals for joining the U.S.-led air campaign against an extremist Islamic group in Iraq and Syria....
  • AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain
    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of American journalists - could imagine taking it....
  • 10 Things to Know for Today
    Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
  • AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups....
  • Massive cheating scandal at UNC involved athletes
    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) -- Bogus classes and automatic A's and B's are at the heart of a cheating scandal at the University of North Carolina that lasted nearly two decades, encompassing about 3,100 students - nearly half of them athletes....
  • Denver teens' travel stirs terror appeal concerns
    DENVER (AP) -- The case of three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about the use of social media by terror groups to recruit people inside the United States, experts said Wednesday....
  • Police track Indiana slaying suspect's movements
    CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) -- Investigators are using the cellphone records of an Indiana man already charged in the slayings of two women to pinpoint his movements after he told police he liked to check on the status of bodies he'd previously stashed after a fresh kill, authorities said....
  • PTSD argued in case of Marine jailed in Mexico
    SAN DIEGO (AP) -- There's no dispute retired Marine Sgt. Andrew Tahmooressi drove with three loaded guns in his truck into Mexico where firearms are illegal....
  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
    ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....
  • Exclusive election body at heart of HK protests
    HONG KONG (AP) -- It's among the most powerful clubs in this city of enormous wealth and influence. Only 1,200 people are allowed in, and they decide who leads Hong Kong every five years....
  • AP Exclusive: Driving up revered N. Korea mountain
    LAKE CHON, North Korea (AP) -- When North Korea opens its doors, it does so for a reason. So it was when the authoritarian government granted permission for a road trip so extensive that few North Koreans - let alone a pair of American journalists - could imagine taking it....
  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food
    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of an isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday....
  • Rwanda cancels Ebola screenings for US, Spain
    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Rwanda's minister of health is reversing a decision she made to require visitors who had been in the U.S. or Spain during the previous 22 days to report their medical condition to Rwandan authorities daily....
  • China opposes sending North Korea to int'l court
    BEIJING (AP) -- China said Thursday it was against referring North Korea to the International Criminal Court, dimming chances that its longtime ally will face additional scrutiny over its dismal and well-documented system of sprawling political prison camps, starvation and mass executions....
  • AP-GfK Poll: Many doubt hospitals can handle Ebola
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Most Americans have some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country, but they're not so sure their local hospital can safely handle a patient, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll....
  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations
    ATLANTA (AP) -- All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country....
  • Corporate giants funding state ballot initiatives
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Voters may not know it, but the millions of dollars paying for ads on ballot measures they will consider next month come from large companies and national advocacy groups....
  • 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional....
  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year....
  • GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America
    DETROIT (AP) -- General Motors says its third-quarter profit nearly doubled as strong earnings in North America and China outweighed struggles in Europe and South America....
  • India picks up pace on economic overhaul
    NEW DELHI (AP) -- After months of criticism for not moving aggressively enough on promises of an economic overhaul, India's new prime minister has announced a string of policies designed to kick-start Asia's third-largest economy....
  • Tax settlement boosts Comcast 3rd-quarter results
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Comcast Corp.'s third-quarter net income jumped 50 percent in the third quarter, helped by a one-time tax settlement, growth in Internet subscribers and fewer defectors from its cable service....
  • Europe shares up, Asia down on business surveys
    TOKYO (AP) -- Asian stocks fell Thursday after China's factory output grew at the slowest pace in five months while European markets gained on a survey that showed an improvement in the region's business activity....
  • European authorities aim to purge weak banks
    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) -- Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances....
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
    BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who delighted an audience of students in Beijing with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese....
  • Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues
    HELSINKI (AP) -- Nokia appears to have turned around its fortunes after the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft, reporting a third-quarter net profit of 747 million euros ($950 million), from a loss of 91 million euros a year earlier. Sales grew 13 percent....
  • 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
    LOS ANGELES (AP) -- So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."...
  • The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
    When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country....
  • Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
    NEW YORK (AP) -- A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year....
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