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'Blade Runner' Pistorius gets 5 years in prison

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:30pm
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years in prison Tuesday for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp, completing a transformation from an acclaimed sprinter at the 2012 Olympics to a convicted criminal led away in a police van with barred windows....
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Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:25pm
BALTIMORE (AP) -- Manufacturers and distributors of impermeable gowns and full-body suits meant to protect medical workers from Ebola are scrambling to keep up with a surge of new orders from U.S. hospitals, with at least one doubling its staff and still facing a weekslong backlog. Many hospitals say they already have the proper equipment in place but are ordering more supplies to prepare for a possible new case of Ebola....
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US: One American released from North Korea

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:13pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- American detainee Jeffrey Fowle has been released from North Korea, nearly six months after he was taken into custody on charges of leaving a Bible in a nightclub, the State Department said Tuesday. Two other Americans who have been tried and convicted of crimes in North Korea are still being held....
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Hats off! Royals get old-timey with tip o' the hat

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:17pm
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Nobody seems to know when the tradition of doffing a hat began, though most historians date the practice to the days when bowlers and boaters were in vogue....
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Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:03pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who helped establish the multinational oil company as one of the world's biggest, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was reportedly drunk....
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New efforts to ban tobacco farm child labor

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Two years after the Obama administration backed off a rule that would have banned children from dangerous agriculture jobs, public health advocates and lawmakers are trying anew to get kids off tobacco farms....
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In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:07pm
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -- An old political standby - the future of Medicare - is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections....
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Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 12:03pm
HONG KONG (AP) -- Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week....
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WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:42am
GENEVA (AP) -- Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday....
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Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:26am
NEW YORK (AP) -- At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs....
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America says no to cappuccino potato chips

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:51am
NEW YORK (AP) -- America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips....
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Ebola: Why virus kills some, other people survive

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:43am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies....
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'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:12am
BENTON, Calif. (AP) -- Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools - canines that can detect even small particles of human remains....
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Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:42am
AKRON, Ohio (AP) -- Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper investigation....
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AP PHOTOS: Top pictures from Europe and Africa

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 8:02am
The deadly virus Ebola dominated the news last week. AP photographers captured a health care worker donning protective gear before entering an Ebola treatment center in the hard-hit West African nation of Sierra Leone and followed an Ebola burial team in the Liberian capital of Monrovia....
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China economy grows at slowest pace in 5 years

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:49am
BEIJING (AP) -- China's economic growth waned to a five-year low of 7.3 percent last quarter, raising concerns of a spillover effect on the global economy but falling roughly in line with Chinese leaders' plans for a controlled slowdown....
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AP Photos: Children learn wrestling in Old Havana

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:49am
HAVANA (AP) -- In a wrestling suit the colors of the U.S. flag, 8-year-old Yodimiler Arias grapples with a classmate in the scorching heat of a Havana afternoon....
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On visit home, Obama looks backward and forward

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:16am
CHICAGO (AP) -- A lesson from President Barack Obama's brief trip home, straight out of Shakespeare: What's past is prologue....
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The meaning of 'organic' hazy for nonfood items

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 3:14am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- There's a strict set of standards for organic foods. But the rules are looser for household cleaners, textiles, cosmetics and the organic dry cleaners down the street....
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Review: Apple Pay in action

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 2:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- If there ever comes a day I can ditch my wallet and use my phone to pay for everything, I'll look back to my first purchase through Apple Pay: a Big Mac and medium fries for $5.44. That wallet-free day won't be coming for a while, if ever, but Apple's new payments system brings us much closer....
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