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All Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:55pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences....
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:43pm
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
Categories: Associated Press

Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:15pm
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test....
Categories: Associated Press

US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:15pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007....
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Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:05pm
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland....
Categories: Associated Press

Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:57am
TOKYO (AP) -- When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty....
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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon....
Categories: Associated Press

Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:45am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule....
Categories: Associated Press

Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:12am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....
Categories: Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Today

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:05am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
Categories: Associated Press

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....
Categories: Associated Press

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:17am
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....
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LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:42am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago....
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Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:18am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon....
Categories: Associated Press

AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:20am
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers - they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush....
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Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:20am
DENVER (AP) -- As a season of campaigning enters its intense final 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....
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APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:17am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead....
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Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:20am
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention....
Categories: Associated Press

Winston, Florida State rally to beat Louisville

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:37am
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....
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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....
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