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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 4:57pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him....
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Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 4:19pm
LONDON (AP) -- Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world....
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In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 2:18pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) -- It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship....
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Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 1:59pm
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) -- Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed....
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From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:00pm
ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) -- Fumes poured from the Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition....
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Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 10:31am
YANGON, Myanmar (AP) -- A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday....
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Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 9:23am
CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) -- An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday....
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Tunisians skeptical on eve of historic election

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 4:34am
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) -- In a raucous cafe in a Tunis slum, men talked in loud voices and paid little attention to the politicians debating on the television mounted on the wall. Qais Jebali swiftly made espressos behind the bar and explained why no one in the gritty neighborhood of Tadamon cared about the upcoming elections....
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Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 4:32am
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic State extremist group....
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Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 3:31am
PERRY, Ga. (AP) -- In an arena usually reserved for rodeos and livestock shows, Democratic Senate candidate Michelle Nunn told a boisterous crowd she was "glad to be home."...
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Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

Sat, 10/25/2014 - 12:23am
NEW YORK (AP) -- Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors....
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Royals juggle lineup, take 3-2 lead in Game 3

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 10:23pm
Jeremy Guthrie gives up a leadoff single to Brandon Crawford in the sixth inning, ending the right-hander's string of 10 consecutive outs....
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Egypt declares emergency in northern Sinai

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 9:58pm
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....
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Remains belong to missing Virginia student

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 8:18pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) -- Remains found nearly a week ago in a rural area of Virginia are those of a missing university student, authorities said Friday, as they turned their attention to filing possible additional charges against the suspect accused of abducting her....
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TLC cancels its 'Honey Boo Boo' series

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:31pm
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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Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:27pm
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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After attacks, Canada balances security, openness

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:18pm
OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) -- Canada treasures its image as an orderly, open society, a place where the seat of government welcomes weekly public yoga sessions on its front lawn beneath a monument called the Peace Tower....
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Ebola jitters for some _ but not all _ New Yorkers

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:38pm
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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Ebola cases in New York and Mali fan travel fears

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 6:16pm
WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation - Mali - renewed questions Friday about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and New Jersey went ahead and issued their own quarantine order....
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US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:03pm
NEW YORK (AP) -- The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies....
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