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Confederate pomp amid burial of slave's daughter

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:51pm
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) -- When the ashes of Mattie Clyburn Rice, the daughter of a slave, are buried Saturday in her father's grave in the North Carolina piedmont, a color guard of Confederate re-enactors will be in attendance. So will members of the United Daughters of Confederacy....
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Ebola 'czar' knows Washington, but not medicine

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:45pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- If there's one thing the "Ebola czar" knows, it's government....
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Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:33pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants - and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit....
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Activists: Islamic State group may have warplanes

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:06pm
BAGHDAD (AP) -- Syrian activists say the Islamic State militant group has captured some MiG fighter jets and is test-flying the warplanes in Syria with the help of former Iraqi air force pilots....
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In Libya's Benghazi, mood of resignation over war

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:04pm
BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- As fighting raged Friday between Islamist militias and forces loyal to Libya's elected government, the mood was of resigned indifference in this embattled city that once took pride in being the first to rise up against longtime dictator Moammar Gadhafi....
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Fear-gauge flashes wild week on Wall Street

AP Top Stories - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:34pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Europe's economy sputters, oil prices plunge and stocks start swinging wildly. Wall Street's long dormant "fear index" now predicts more turbulence ahead....
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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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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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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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