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AP Top Headlines At 4:37 p.m. EDT
Updated: 43 min 15 sec ago

Poll: 2 of 3 Americans say IS threat is important

45 min 12 sec ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll. Most want to see America's partners step up their contribution to the fight,...
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Attack on Egypt army post kills 30

53 min 32 sec ago
EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) -- A coordinated assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula killed 30 Egyptian troops on Friday, making it the deadliest single attack in decades on the military, which has been struggling to stem a wave of violence by Islamic extremists since the overthrow of Islamist President Mohammed Morsi....
Categories: Associated Press

2 dead, including gunman, in high school shooting

57 min 57 sec ago
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) -- A student opened fire in a high school cafeteria north of Seattle on Friday, killing at least one person and wounding four other students, officials said. The gunman also died in the attack....
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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

1 hour 9 min ago
VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) -- The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday....
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Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

1 hour 18 min ago
BETHESDA, Md. (AP) -- A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms....
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Putin accuses US of undermining global stability

1 hour 20 min ago
MOSCOW (AP) -- President Vladimir Putin of Russia said Friday that the world is becoming an increasingly dangerous place because of U.S. attempts to enforce its will on other countries and that his nation will not comply....
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Ebola case in NYC brings demands for quarantines

1 hour 30 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa - and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers....
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Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

1 hour 56 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Traveling into Manhattan by subway from Brooklyn on Friday, the day after a New York doctor was diagnosed with Ebola, Dennis Johnson and his fiancee, Lian Robinson, were trying to be sensible about the odds of the disease spreading....
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Militant group said to be using chlorine bombs

1 hour 57 min ago
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) -- New allegations have emerged that Islamic State extremists have expanded their arsenal with chlorine bombs and captured fighter jets - weapons that could help the militants in Iraq and Syria....
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Car smashes Ten Commandments statue, man detained

2 hours 35 min ago
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities took a man into custody Friday after they say he admitted driving a car onto the Oklahoma Capitol grounds overnight and into a disputed granite monument of the Ten Commandments, smashing it to pieces....
Categories: Associated Press

US stocks rise broadly on earnings; Amazon sinks

2 hours 49 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- U.S. stocks advanced yet again Friday, putting the market on track for its best week in almost two years, led by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and UPS. Amazon sank after the company reported dismal third-quarter results, but it wasn't enough to drag the rest of the market down....
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Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

2 hours 51 min ago
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday....
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WHO: Mali case may have infected many people

3 hours 1 min ago
DAKAR, Senegal (AP) -- The World Health Organization says a toddler who brought Ebola to Mali was bleeding from her nose during her journey on public transport and may have infected many people....
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Queen sends first tweet, signed 'Elizabeth R'

3 hours 58 min ago
LONDON (AP) -- Queen Elizabeth II has sent her first tweet - though she kept things traditional, signing off with "Elizabeth R."...
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TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

4 hours 21 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- The TLC network on Friday canceled its colorful series about child beauty pageant contestant Honey Boo Boo and her Georgia family....
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WHO: Millions of Ebola vaccine doses ready in 2015

5 hours 7 sec ago
LONDON (AP) -- The World Health Organization says millions of doses of two experimental Ebola vaccines could be ready for use in 2015 and five more experimental vaccines will start being tested in March....
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Ukraine's key election fails to spark enthusiasm

5 hours 3 min ago
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) -- Gazing across the Maidan square, Evelina Martirosyan recalls how euphoric she was as she joined protests that changed Ukraine's history. Since the revolution this year that toppled a despised president, her dreams of a better future have been blunted by war and near economic collapse....
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Police prepare for grand jury decision in Ferguson

6 hours 28 min ago
FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis....
Categories: Associated Press

Motive sought in hatchet attack on NYC officers

6 hours 32 min ago
NEW YORK (AP) -- Investigators were working on Friday to determine why a man attacked a group of New York Police Department officers with a hatchet before they shot him dead....
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Hong Kong protesters to vote on staying in streets

8 hours 9 min ago
HONG KONG (AP) -- Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps....
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