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Early votes exceed 15 million _ but who benefits?

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early votes soared past 15 million across 31 states on Friday, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as well as nervous Democrats cause for optimism heading into the final weekend of a campaign with control of the Senate, the U.S. House and 36 governorships at stake....
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AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:12pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete....
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Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:29pm
MOSCOW (AP) -- Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday....
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Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:21pm
UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil war. When it comes to the issue that has undermined the region - the survival or fall of Syrian President Bashar Assad - there is still no plan....
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Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:48pm
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country....
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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 3:08pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price of $2-something a gallon....
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Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 2:39pm
Saturday was supposed to be the day that Brittany Maynard killed herself. She still might do it, but her latest message seems to suggest she intends to live, at least for a while....
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All Blacks in Chicago for exhibition vs. USA Rugby

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:55pm
CHICAGO (AP) -- America's history on rugby's world stage can be summed up in two sentences....
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Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:43pm
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule....
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Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 1:15pm
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test....
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US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:15pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Stocks rose across the globe Friday, capping off a seesaw month for investors, after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost the country's struggling economy. Japan's stock market jumped 4.8 percent to the highest level since 2007....
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Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 12:05pm
DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland....
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Hello Kitty's 40 years of cuteness and cool

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:57am
TOKYO (AP) -- When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty....
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Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 11:37am
NEW YORK (AP) -- The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon....
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Fearing uprising, Iraq militants hunt ex-police

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 10:45am
BAGHDAD (AP) -- The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule....
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Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 7:12am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later....
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10 Things to Know for Today

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 6:05am
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:...
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Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:26am
WASHINGTON (AP) -- A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends....
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Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:17am
HONG KONG (AP) -- On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening....
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LeBron very un-LeBron in opening loss to Knicks

Fri, 10/31/2014 - 4:42am
CLEVELAND (AP) -- Shortly after showering, and maybe rinsing off a forgettable performance, LeBron James smiled and laughed as he dressed for a flight to Chicago....
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