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  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son....
  • 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....
  • 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....
  • White House fence jumper charged with assault
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday....
  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
    PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning....
  • 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....
  • Girls' journey renews fears of terror recruiting
    DENVER (AP) -- The case of three teenage girls who possibly tried to join Islamic State militants poses vexing questions for U.S. officials about terror groups' use of social media to recruit people inside the United States....
  • 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....
  • Hospital of Ebola patient posts poor ER benchmarks
    DALLAS (AP) -- Diplomas from outstanding medical schools. Records free of discipline. A team trusted by a president....
  • 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....
  • Mom of Canada suspect: I cry for victims, not son
    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot dead says she is crying for the victims of the shooting, not her son....
  • 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....
  • For teen with passport, Syria trip can be seamless
    PARIS (AP) -- The teenage sisters told their father they were staying home sick from their suburban Denver school. Instead, they took $2,000 and their passports and headed off for Syria with a 16-year-old friend. They made it as far as Germany before border guards detained them for questioning....
  • AP Interview: Russia's Navalny vows to fight Putin
    MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia's most prominent opposition leader is in bare feet, dressed in blue jeans and a checkered shirt, as he opens the door to his apartment in a drab Soviet-era block....
  • 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: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil sales
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Islamic State militants are amassing wealth at an unprecedented pace, earning about $1 million a month from black market oil sales alone, a Treasury Department official said Thursday....
  • 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....
  • Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month....
  • US stocks rise in early trading on earnings
    NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks rose Thursday in early trading, driven by encouraging earnings from companies including Caterpillar and General Motors. Investors were also encouraged by some positive manufacturing news out of Europe....
  • Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent....
  • US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is gaining steam....
  • GM 3Q profit nearly doubles, led by N. America
    DETROIT (AP) -- Big profits from rising SUV and truck sales in North America helped General Motors nearly double its third-quarter net profit and more than offset its struggles in Europe and South America....
  • Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer
    BEIJING (AP) -- China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg. The young billionaire delighted an audience of students at a prestigious Beijing university this week 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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