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Woman in zombie costume charged twice with DWI

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:27pm
GATES, N.Y. (AP) -- Police say a woman wearing a zombie costume and makeup was charged with drunken driving twice within three hours after attending an upstate New York bar's "zombie prom" party....
Categories: Associated Press

Police: Man decapitates mother, is killed by train

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:17pm
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. (AP) -- A man with a history of psychiatric problems decapitated his mother, dragged her lifeless body into the street in front of their home and then killed himself by walking into the path of a nearby oncoming train, police said Wednesday....
Categories: Associated Press

Health overhaul's subsidies at Supreme Court

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:42pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama's health care law....
Categories: Associated Press

Taylor Swift talks books and music with kids

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:39pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Who says kids don't read? Not Taylor Swift....
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Hagel approves 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- All American troops returning from Ebola response missions in West Africa will be placed in supervised isolation for 21 days, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday. He called it a "safety valve" sought by military members' families....
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White Zambian named acting president

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:28pm
LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) -- Zambia's vice president Guy Scott, a white Zambian of Scottish descent, became the country's acting president on Wednesday, making him the first white leader of a sub-Saharan African nation since 1994 when South Africa moved to majority rule....
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Funding to tame an Ebola outbreak has fallen short

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:29pm
The nation's preparedness effort to fight outbreaks of Ebola and other infectious diseases has been under-funded and lacking in political will and commitment....
Categories: Associated Press

Myanmar's story, told by one crumbling building

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:17pm
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or white. It's in wide windows kept open through the endless hot months, bringing in the breeze from the Yangon River....
Categories: Associated Press

AP IMPACT: Ebola readiness lacking in many ways

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:00pm
An Associated Press review of readiness at U.S. hospitals and other medical facilities shows that the nation's health care apparatus is so unprepared and short on resources to deal with the deadly Ebola virus that even small clusters of cases could overwhelm parts of the system....
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Cuba tries to drive up fertility amid baby slump

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:34am
HAVANA (AP) -- Daymarys Gonzalez's first attempt to have a child ended with an ectopic pregnancy at age 31. She stopped trying to conceive after a miscarriage the following year....
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Honor for hero who saved London from WWII flooding

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:01am
LONDON (AP) -- Every day, boats full of tourists and commuters float by a pale patch on the wall that lines the River Thames near Britain's Houses of Parliament....
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Giffords struggling to make guns a midterm issue

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:13am
SEATTLE (AP) -- She has delivered the same 64-word speech eight times already, but Gabby Giffords is struggling to get through the ninth....
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The tiebreaker: Biden's new role if Senate splits

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:12am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- It's the stuff of a campaign manager's dream: The sitting vice president, in the midst of his own run for president, dashes across Pennsylvania Avenue and bursts into the Senate to cast the deciding vote on make-or-break legislation, saving the day for his party while C-SPAN cameras capture the moment....
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Supply rocket headed to space station explodes

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:40am
ATLANTIC, Va. (AP) -- An unmanned commercial supply rocket bound for the International Space Station exploded moments after liftoff Tuesday evening, with debris falling in flames over the launch site in Virginia. No injuries were reported following the first catastrophic launch in NASA's commercial spaceflight effort....
Categories: Associated Press

Basketball more than just a game for Saudi women

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:26am
JIDDAH, Saudi Arabia (AP) -- As the NBA season kicks off in America this week, a group of Saudi women and girls will be pursuing their own hoop dreams....
Categories: Associated Press

Sandy's mental health impact looms large

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 2:25am
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) -- Kathy and Mark Michaels huddled in the attic of their Long Beach home as Superstorm Sandy turned streets into canals, ripped apart the iconic boardwalk and snapped electrical lines. As blue police lights flashed in the howling wind, the acrid stench of burning buildings wafted through the air....
Categories: Associated Press

Myanmar's story, told by one crumbling building

AP Top Stories - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:04am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- The little apartment building was graceful once. Maybe even beautiful. There is an elegance in the arched windows now covered with grime. It's in the ornamental pillars, coated with paint so faded that it's hard to say if the building is yellow or white. It's in wide windows kept open through the endless hot months, bringing in the breeze from the Yangon River....
Categories: Associated Press

10 Things to Know for Wednesday

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 9:11pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday:...
Categories: Associated Press

Official allowed others to believe he had Ph.D.

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A key figure in a struggling Army intelligence program has for years allowed himself to be portrayed as a Ph.D. in engineering, even though he does not hold a doctoral degree, according to records and interviews....
Categories: Associated Press

X-ray shows sick tortoise swallowed turtle pendant

AP Top Stories - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
MIAMI (AP) -- The source of a sick tortoise's discomfort became clear after a south Florida veterinarian took an X-ray: The animal had swallowed a turtle pendant....
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