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Yellen: Greatly concerned by widening inequality

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:37pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen sounded an alarm Friday about widening economic inequality in the United States, suggesting that America's longstanding identity as a land of opportunity was at stake....
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UN: We botched response to the Ebola outbreak

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:47pm
LONDON (AP) -- In a draft document, the World Health Organization has acknowledged that it botched attempts to stop the now-spiraling Ebola outbreak in West Africa, blaming factors including incompetent staff and a lack of information....
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Obama names Ebola 'czar' as precautions expand

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Barack Obama turned to a trusted adviser to lead the nation's Ebola response on Friday as efforts to clamp down on any possible route of infection from three Texas cases expanded, reaching a cruise ship at sea and multiple airline flights....
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Arabs from Israel risk arrest for 'Arab Idol' show

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:27pm
MAJD AL-KRUM, Israel (AP) -- Their goal is to win Arab Idol, the Arab world's premiere television song competition....
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Obama's man on Ebola is former Biden staff chief

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:59pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- He's tackled the financial crisis, served two vice presidents and been portrayed by Kevin Spacey in an HBO film, but Ron Klain's newest job as the U.S. point person on Ebola may be his toughest challenge to date....
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Jihadis take their kids to war; moms fight back

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:35am
PRISTINA, Kosovo (AP) -- It started out as a father-and-son trip to Kosovo's western mountains in July. It turned into a months-long ordeal for an 8-year-old boy who was taken to war-torn Syria by his jihadi father and only returned following a shadowy operation involving Kosovo's spy agency....
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25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:59am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations....
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Prosecutor wants 10 years in prison for Pistorius

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:09am
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) -- The chief prosecutor in the Oscar Pistorius trial urged the judge on Friday to send the Olympic athlete to prison for at least 10 years, calling it the minimum acceptable term and noting the horrific nature of the shooting death of Reeva Steenkamp....
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Writers object after UK court bans abuse memoir

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:57am
LONDON (AP) -- Free speech is under threat, prominent writers said Friday, after a British court halted the publication of a well-known performer's memoir of child abuse because his ex-wife argued that it would harm their son....
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Israel raises the dead with skyward cemetery

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:32am
PETAH TIKVA, Israel (AP) -- At first glance, the multi-tiered jungle of concrete off a major central Israeli highway does not appear unusual in this city of bland high-rises. But the burgeoning towers are groundbreaking when you consider its future tenants: They will be homes not for the living but rather the dead....
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Hospitals grapple with possibility of Ebola

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:30am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Step inside All Children's Hospital and you're greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. "Dirt Squirt Alert!" a sign says. "Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!"...
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10 Things to Know for Today

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:17am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Trial opens to judge ex-Khmer Rouge on genocide

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:05am
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) -- The first trial weighing charges of genocide against Cambodia's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime opened Friday with a prosecutor saying it will show that Cambodians were enslaved in inhumane conditions that led to the deaths of 1.7 million people from starvation, disease and execution....
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Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:42am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- After three years away with four different teams, Travis Ishikawa landed himself a second chance with San Francisco right where he so wanted to be....
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Hospitals grapple with possibility of Ebola

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:32am
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- Step inside All Children's Hospital and you're greeted with three things: hand sanitizer, tissues and masks decorated with little cartoon Band-Aids with legs, feet and smiles. "Dirt Squirt Alert!" a sign says. "Stop the spread of germs that make you and others sick!"...
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Chinese art colony's free-speech illusion shatters

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:01am
BEIJING (AP) -- Just a few weeks ago, oil painters in eastern Beijing's Songzhuang art district had welcomed foreign reporters into their studios and shown off works tackling such touchy subjects as China's prisons and Communist Party politics. Over lunch, they candidly lamented the state of free speech in China while chewing on chicken and downing glasses of beer....
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AP PHOTOS: Cemetery overcrowding around the world

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:42am
Cemetery overcrowding is an issue that resonates around the world, particularly in its most cramped cities and among religions that forbid or discourage cremation. The reality of relying on finite land resources to cope with the endless stream of the dying has brought about creative solutions....
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Ishikawa's 3-run HR sends Giants to World Series

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 2:03am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- It was the Shot That Shook the Bay....
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Ebola fears prompt big responses around globe

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:53am
Ebola is transmitted through direct contact with bodily fluid, such as getting an infected person's blood or vomit into the eyes or through a cut in the skin, not through the air, experts say. And people infected with Ebola aren't contagious until they start showing symptoms, such as fever, body aches or stomach pain, research shows. But fears over the virus spreading have prompted an outsized response:...
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Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:15am
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay - the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet....
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