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No images of Hong Kong protests in China's media

AP Top Stories - 11 hours 47 min ago
BEIJING (AP) -- China's government has cut off news about Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests to the rest of the country, a clampdown so thorough that no image of the rallies has appeared in state-controlled media, and at least one man has been detained for reposting accounts of the events....
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Could a merger follow the PayPal-eBay split?

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 12 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- PayPal's split from long-time partner eBay Inc. makes Carl Icahn mighty happy. But he doesn't think PayPal should stay single for long....
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First ladies get the 'Project Runway' treatment

AP Top Stories - 12 hours 19 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- America's first ladies went under Tim Gunn's fashion microscope Tuesday night, and the results weren't always positive....
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The US Ebola case: 5 things to know

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 11:47pm
Health officials on Tuesday announced the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the United States - a man isolated in intensive care at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas....
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Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:42pm
TOKYO (AP) -- Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air....
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10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 9:36pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
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Oklahoma man charged with murder in beheading

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:20pm
NORMAN, Okla. (AP) -- An Oklahoma man apparently uttered Arabic words during an attack in which he allegedly severed a co-worker's head, and had "some sort of infatuation with beheadings," but the killing appeared to have more to do with the man's suspension from his job than his recent conversion to Islam, a prosecutor said Tuesday....
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Forensic link at center of missing student case

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:31pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Virginia police aren't saying much at all about their evidence against a suspect in the disappearance of a University of Virginia student, but they seem to be working systematically to link his DNA to an expanding circle of attacks on women, a criminal defense expert suggested Tuesday....
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Government confirms first case of Ebola in US

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:18pm
DALLAS (AP) -- Federal health officials on Tuesday confirmed the first case of Ebola diagnosed in the U.S., a patient who recently traveled from Liberia to Dallas and a sign of the far-reaching impact of the out-of-control epidemic in West Africa....
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Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:16pm
The first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the United States flew from Liberia, federal health officials said. The unidentified man, who traveled to Dallas to visit family, is being treated at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital:...
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Afghan pact signed amid questions on Iraq pullout

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:39pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- After lengthy delays, U.S. and Afghan officials signed a security pact Tuesday to keep American troops in Afghanistan beyond year's end, aiming to prevent the country from descending into the kind of chaos that has plagued Iraq following the Pentagon's withdrawal....
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Drug and device firms paid $3.5B to care providers

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:54pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- From research grants to travel junkets, drug and medical device companies paid doctors and leading hospitals billions of dollars last year, the government disclosed Tuesday in a new effort to spotlight potential ethical conflicts in medicine....
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Kurds claim advances in Iraq as Britain joins fray

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:48pm
SALHIYAH, Iraq (AP) -- Kurdish fighters in northern Iraq captured a border crossing with Syria on Tuesday, expelling Islamic State militants in heavy fighting that ground down to vicious house-to-house combat and close quarters sniping....
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Realtor's body found; suspect pleads not guilty

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:19pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -- A parolee accused of abducting and killing a top-selling Arkansas real estate agent had contacted her to set up an appointment to view a vacant house, authorities said Tuesday, hours after discovering the woman's body in a shallow grave at a concrete company....
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Few signs of progress as Obama meets India's Modi

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 5:03pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama showered praise on India's new prime minister in an Oval Office meeting Tuesday that sought to infuse new energy into the two countries' sluggish relationship. Yet for all the pomp and pageantry, there were few signs that Obama and Narendra Modi had resolved vexing issues that have often kept the two democracies at arm's length....
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What's PayPal's first solo move?

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:35pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- PayPal's impending split from long-time partner eBay Inc. will ratchet up its appeal to online retail competitors such as and give it the freedom to aggressively take on new mobile pay challenger Apple Pay. For eBay, the challenge will be how to drive revenue without its fastest-growing division....
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California becomes first state to ban plastic bags

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:14pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) -- Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed the nation's first statewide ban on single-use plastic bags at grocery and convenience stores, driven to action by pollution in streets and waterways....
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Olympian Michael Phelps apologizes for DUI arrest

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:09pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Olympic champion Michael Phelps is apologizing for his latest brush with the law, saying he is "deeply sorry to everyone I have let down" with an arrest early Tuesday on a DUI charge....
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In Georgia, 2 parties battle over minority votes

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 3:17pm
DECATUR, Ga. (AP) -- Behind a nondescript storefront just outside Atlanta, Delores Washington makes telephone call after call in this Democratic stronghold using a list of potential voters handed to her by a young party staffer....
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US-led airstrikes hit Islamic State near Turkey

AP Top Stories - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 2:57pm
BEIRUT (AP) -- U.S.-led coalition airstrikes targeted fighters, vehicles and artillery pieces of the Islamic State group on both sides of the Syria-Iraq frontier Tuesday, including around a beleaguered Kurdish town near the Syrian-Turkish border that is under assault by the militants, activists said....
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