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  • Liberians exiled by Ebola pray for end of outbreak

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    (AP) BUDUBURAM CAMP, Ghana (AP) — Henry Boley left Liberia to attend a conference in Nigeria just days after his twins were born. Now, weeks later, he can't get home. Amanda Johnson, a 50-year-old Liberian living in Ghana, awaits her fiance's ...

  • Japan to send officials to North Korea next week

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    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan's government will send a group of officials to North Korea next week for an update on the North's investigation into the abduction of Japanese citizens by North Korean agents in the 1970s and '80s. Chief Cabinet ...

  • Century ago: Great War, great champagne vintage

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    (AP) EPERNAY, France (AP) — Deep in the labyrinthine cellars of the Pol Roger champagne house, rows of century-old bottles caked in mold bear testimony to perhaps the greatest, and surely the most heroic of vintages. As champagne goes, 1914 was ...

  • Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals

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    (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — Simona Halep beat two-time defending champion Serena Williams 6-0, 6-2 at the WTA Finals on Wednesday, with the American's two games won equaling her career worst. The last time Williams managed to win just two games in ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 5:08 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) From Kors to DVF, fashion mourns de la Renta Fashion icon mourned in Dominican homeland Smooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protests Review: A twist on the man-child romp in 'Laggies' Love, discipline fuel Neil Diamond's latest album ...

  • Smooth jazz star Kenny G visit Hong Kong protests

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    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G has paid a surprise visit to Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, causing bemusement among Chinese authorities who had warned about the influence of foreign forces. The musician tweeted Wednesday that he was ...

  • Bank of England keeps rates steady

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Bank of England policymakers remain split on raising interest rates, voting 7-2 at their last meeting to maintain a record low rate of 0.5 percent amid increasing pessimism about the global economy. Minutes from the meeting held ...

  • Asia stocks gain on US rally, Europe stimulus talk

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    (AP) Hopes for fresh stimulus from the European Central Bank and China's steady growth bolstered Asian stocks Wednesday after the S&P 500 had its best day of the year. European markets drifted lower. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 jumped 2.6 percent ...

  • US gov't seeks supplies for immigration documents

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Homeland Security Department appears to be preparing for an increase in the number of immigrants living illegally in the country to apply for work permits after President Barack Obama announces his long-promised plans for executive actions ...

  • No trick: Across US, Halloween bumped for football

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    (AP) CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — When Halloween falls on a Friday in communities where high school football is king, it's time to reschedule the holiday. Many U.S. cities and counties are moving their door-to-door rituals this year to avoid conflicts with ...

  • Methodist panel to hear appeal over gay wedding

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    (AP) MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A Methodist pastor who became a gay rights activist after he was disciplined for officiating at his son's wedding to another man will find out whether he can remain an ordained minister. The Rev. Frank Schaefer ...

  • New-Look NBA: A player's perspective, Paul Pierce

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from three perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the front office. An interview with veteran forward Paul ...

  • Pyongyang races to complete new airport

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    (AP) PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Pyongyang isn't exactly an international travel hub. But attracting more tourists is one of North Korea's top agenda items, so thousands of soldier-builders are working feverishly these days to give the capital a fancy new ...

  • Government to announce Social Security COLA

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits are about to find out how much their monthly payments will increase next year. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and ...

  • Bumgarner, Giants top Royals 7-1 in Series opener

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    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Win or lose, Jake Peavy is a treat to watch when he pitches. He scowls, he shouts, he grimaces, he grins. Never hard to tell how things are going for him. And depending how he ...

  • Klain meets with Obama on first day as Ebola czar

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — It's Ron Klain's first day as the new White House "Ebola czar." Klain is a former White House adviser who starts Wednesday as President Barack Obama's Ebola response coordinator. The White House says Klain will meet with ...

  • Bradlee recalled as a genius, great journalist

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    (AP) Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday, was remembered as one of the nation's great journalists and a courageous and charismatic friend and colleague: ___ "For Benjamin Bradlee, journalism was more than a profession — it was ...

  • Sweden closes probe into 2010 suicide bombing

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    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish prosecutors have closed the investigation into a suicide bombing four years ago, saying Taimour Abdulwahab had no accomplices when he blew himself up in downtown Stockholm. The Iraqi-born Swede, who was living in Britain, was apparently ...

  • Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

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    (AP) MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. The girl's public defender says she isn't, and ...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Five things to know about the raspy-voiced Bradlee and how he did ...

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