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Late penalty kills Irish bid to upset FSU

AP Top Stories - Sun, 10/19/2014 - 12:20am
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -- For a few seconds, it looked as if Everett Golson and Notre Dame had another streak-busting victory, this time against the defending national champions from Florida State....
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Container ship towed away from Canadian coast

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:08pm
PRINCE RUPERT, British Columbia (AP) -- A large tug boat was pulling a disabled Russian cargo ship along British Columbia's coast, ending fears that the vessel carrying hundreds of tons of fuel would drift ashore, hit rocks and spill....
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Bermuda clears trees, power lines hit by Gonzalo

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:56pm
HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) -- Crews cleared away downed trees and power lines Saturday after Hurricane Gonzalo battered this tiny, wealthy British territory for several hours but caused no deaths or serious injuries....
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Ebola monitoring inconsistent as virus spread

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 10:25pm
DALLAS (AP) -- The top administrator in Dallas County rushed to Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital this week responding to urgent news: One of its nurses had caught Ebola from a patient. He quickly asked for the hospital's watch list to find out who else might be at risk....
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AP PHOTOS: Catholics venerate Lima's patron saint

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 7:35pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) -- Thousands of people crowded into downtown Lima on Saturday to participate in a procession at the start of a five-day festival that carries a painting of the capital's patron saint, the Lord of Miracles, on daily treks through the streets....
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Bishops scrap welcome to gays in sign of split

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:50pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) -- Catholic bishops scrapped their landmark welcome to gays Saturday, showing deep divisions at the end of a two-week meeting sought by Pope Francis to chart a more merciful approach to ministering to Catholic families....
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Family identify 4 kids, 2 adults killed in blaze

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:27pm
MCKEESPORT, Pa. (AP) -- The sole survivor of a deadly house fire in western Pennsylvania lost his new wife, her four young children and his disabled father in the Saturday morning blaze after the recently married couple tried to save their loved ones, family members said....
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First US Ebola victim remembered for compassion

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:20pm
SALISBURY, N.C. (AP) -- Thomas Eric Duncan was remembered Saturday as a big-hearted and compassionate man whose virtues may have led to his infection with Ebola in his native Liberia and subsequent death as the first victim of the disease in the United States....
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High court balks at last-minute voting changes

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 4:04pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year....
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What's next after wild week for stocks?

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 1:32pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market needs to see a therapist....
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Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:56pm
WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) -- Federally owned schools for Native Americans on reservations are marked by remoteness, extreme poverty and a lack of construction dollars. They also are among the nation's lowest performing....
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Mission Unaccomplished: Containing Ebola in Africa

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 12:08pm
Looking back, the mistakes are easy to see: Waiting too long, spending too little, relying on the wrong people, thinking small when they needed to think big. Many people, governments and agencies share the blame for failing to contain Ebola when it emerged in West Africa....
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Ebola lapses persisted for days at Dallas hospital

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:46am
DALLAS (AP) -- Just minutes after Thomas Eric Duncan arrived for a second time at the emergency room, the word is on his chart: "Ebola." But despite all the warnings that the deadly virus could arrive unannounced at an American hospital, for days after the admission, his caregivers are vulnerable....
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Fire exposes illegal Chinese factories in Italy

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:33am
PRATO, Italy (AP) -- There was no fire alarm at the garment factory outside Florence where Chen Changzhong worked and lived....
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Food deliveries in Sierra Leone to fight Ebola

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:32am
FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) -- The U.N.'s World Food Program on Saturday delivered emergency food rations to 265,000 people, many of them quarantined in Sierra Leone, to help fight the spread of Ebola....
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Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:18am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election....
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Here's what's been happening in markets this month

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 9:02am
What a difference a month makes....
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Lebanon pulled into war with Islamic State group

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:13am
BEIRUT (AP) -- With all eyes on the Islamic State group's onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly fighting with the Sunni militants along the country's border with Syria....
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Effectiveness of Ebola travel ban questioned

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 6:11am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A ban on travel from West Africa might seem like a simple and smart response to the frightening Ebola outbreak there. It's become a central demand of Republicans on Capitol Hill and some Democrats, and is popular with the public. But health experts are nearly unanimous in saying it's a bad idea that could backfire....
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Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree

AP Top Stories - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 5:20am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Is Ebola the world's worst infectious disease threat since AIDS?...
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