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Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

AP Top Stories - 57 min 13 sec ago
HONG KONG (AP) -- On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening....
Categories: Associated Press

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 15 min ago
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) -- In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola....
Categories: Associated Press

Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed

AP Top Stories - 1 hour 40 min ago
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) -- A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents....
Categories: Associated Press

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 18 min ago
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- If trailing Auburn by 18 last season in the BCS Championship game didn't shake Florida State, a 21-0 first-half deficit to Louisville surely wasn't going to, either....
Categories: Associated Press

LeBron falters in emotional return to Cleveland

AP Top Stories - 2 hours 45 min ago
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began....
Categories: Associated Press

Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:48pm
WICHITA, Kan. (AP) -- A small plane lost engine power after takeoff and crashed into a flight-training building at a Kansas airport Thursday, killing four people, injuring five others and igniting a fire that sent up towering plumes of black smoke that could be seen for miles....
Categories: Associated Press

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 10:33pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday....
Categories: Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Friday

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 8:45pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
Categories: Associated Press

Apple CEO publicly acknowledges that he's gay

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:58pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Apple CEO Tim Cook's declaration that he's "proud to be gay" wasn't exactly news in Silicon Valley, where his sexual orientation was no secret. But advocates say that given Apple's immense reach and visibility, his coming-out could help change attitudes in workplaces across America....
Categories: Associated Press

Want to buy a New Hampshire election ad? Good luck

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 7:21pm
MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) -- A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station - and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded....
Categories: Associated Press

Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 6:12pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental to ending capital punishment in Illinois was released Thursday after he recanted, and a prosecutor said there was powerful evidence that the other man was responsible....
Categories: Associated Press

Poll: Economy, other issues overshadow abortion

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:56pm
DENVER (AP) -- As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds....
Categories: Associated Press

Israel closes Jerusalem holy site after shooting

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:52pm
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel closed all access to Jerusalem's most sensitive religious site on Thursday, a rare move that ratcheted up already heightened tensions following the attempted assassination of a prominent Jewish religious activist and the killing of his suspected Palestinian assailant by police....
Categories: Associated Press

Obama campaigns in Maine, avoids spat over Ebola

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:45pm
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) -- In a final-week burst of campaigning, President Barack Obama sought to mobilize Democratic voters Thursday in the race for governor in Maine while keeping his distance from the state's bubbling controversy over its Ebola policies and the nurse who has defied them....
Categories: Associated Press

Senate control could turn on 2 independents' moves

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After millions of Americans vote next week, it's possible that one or two men will decide which party controls the Senate....
Categories: Associated Press

A Headless Ranger? Mystery at Colonial burial site

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:48pm
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) -- Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?...
Categories: Associated Press

Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-O'

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:47pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-O" and upcoming big-screen movies....
Categories: Associated Press

Man's own dog helps police bust him on drug charge

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:45pm
PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) -- Police in central Alabama say a man's own dog helped officers bust him on a drug charge....
Categories: Associated Press

Taylor Swift gets a Bronx cheer as NYC Ambassador

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:31pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift! The locals are kvetching about you already....
Categories: Associated Press

Menino, Boston's longest-serving mayor, dies at 71

AP Top Stories - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 3:05pm
BOSTON (AP) -- Thomas Menino, whose folksy manner and verbal gaffes belied his shrewd political tactics to govern as Boston's longest-serving mayor and one of its most beloved, died Thursday. He was 71....
Categories: Associated Press
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