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Hospitals grapple with possibility of Ebola

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

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

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

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

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?

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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Officials move to keep Dallas health workers home

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:48pm
DALLAS (AP) -- Texas officials moved for the first time Thursday to force health care workers who had contact with a dying Ebola patient to stay home, reversing course after a nurse later diagnosed with the disease flew across the Midwest and deepened anxiety about whether the virus would spread in the U.S....
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Sources: Hunter Biden leaves Navy after drug test

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:44pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Hunter Biden, the youngest son of Vice President Joe Biden, has been kicked out of the military after testing positive for cocaine, two people familiar with the matter said Thursday....
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FBI director warns against cellphone encryption

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:18pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- FBI Director James Comey warned in stark terms Thursday against the push by technology companies to encrypt smartphone data and operating systems, arguing that murder cases could be stalled, suspects could walk free and justice could be thwarted by a locked phone or an encrypted hard drive....
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Patriots lead Jets 17-12 at halftime

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:09pm
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) -- Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes to Shane Vereen, the first a 49-yarder on the fourth play of the game, and the New England Patriots led the New York Jets 17-12 at halftime Thursday night....
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10 Things to Know for Friday

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:02pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday:...
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Portable fan blows up Florida governor's race

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:41pm
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) -- The Florida governor's race was spinning wildly on Thursday, almost as fast as that electric fan former Gov. Charlie Crist insists on bringing along to campaign appearances....
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Ebola fears prompt big responses around globe

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:50pm
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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Republicans press for Ebola travel ban

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:38pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- House Republicans demanded a travel ban from Ebola-ravaged West Africa Thursday, calling it the only sure way to protect Americans from the virus's deadly reach. Administration officials resisted, as anxiety over the disease raced through the country and rattled the White House and Capitol Hill....
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US stands strong despite fear over global slowdown

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:24pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Beyond the turmoil shaking financial markets, the U.S. economy remains sturdier than many seem to fear....
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US still searching for credible allies in Syria

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:02pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Despite years of diplomacy and a CIA operation to vet and train moderate rebels, the U.S. finds itself without a credible partner on the ground in Syria as it bombs the Islamic State group. That's a potentially serious flaw in its strategy to ultimately defeat the militants....
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Once in million years: Comet buzzing Mars on Sun.

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:31pm
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) -- The heavens are hosting an event this weekend that occurs once in a million years or so....
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Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 3:21pm
CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) -- Apple unveiled a thinner iPad Thursday with a faster processor and a better camera as it tries to drive excitement for tablets amid slowing demand. The company also released an update to its Mac operating system and introduced a high-resolution iMac model that might appeal to heavy watchers of television over the Internet....
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'Kerry Air' grounded again, this time in Vienna

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:50pm
VIENNA (AP) -- The United States may be the mightiest military and economic power in the world but when it comes to shuttling its top diplomat around the globe, it's beginning to look like a poor orphan....
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Africa stems Ebola via border closings, luck

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:37pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) -- Health officials battling the Ebola outbreak that has killed more than 4,500 people in West Africa have managed to limit its spread on the continent to five countries - and two of them appear to have snuffed out the disease....
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