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October 1, 2014

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  • Winning numbers drawn in 'Daily 3 Midday' game

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    (AP) SACRAMENTO (AP) — The winning numbers in Wednesday afternoon's drawing of the California Lottery's "Daily 3 Midday" game were: 0-9-8 (zero, nine, eight)

  • Figures on government spending and debt

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Sept 30 17,781,107 Statutory debt limit suspended Total public debt ...

  • Report: Work completed at NKorea launch site

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. research institute says North Korea has completed a yearlong construction program enabling it to handle bigger rockets at its main launch site. The U.S.-Korea Institute says Pyongyang (pyuhng-yahng) could now conduct a launch from the ...

  • Halloween attractions up the scare factor

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Halloween seems to be getting scarier, with attractions going ever-more interactive and in-your-face. At Knott's Scary Farm in Buena Park, California, guests are outfitted with neon-green laser guns and ordered to shoot actors portraying zombies by ...

  • Sandoval named chair of governors' education panel

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The National Governors Association has selected Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval to serve as chairman of its Education and Workforce Committee. The committee is charged with helping to shape federal policy regarding workforce development and education from ...

  • Stocks sink on weak economic news; Airlines down

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are slumping to a third straight loss as investors fret over poor economic news. Airline stocks sank over worries that the first diagnosis of Ebola in the U.S. would cause people to curtail their ...

  • AP Top Business News At 4:10 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Why the bond market is more fragile than you think 5 reasons bonds may be less safe than you think Truck deals boost US auto sales in September US stocks drop sharply; Airlines sink App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding ...

  • Mom accused of helping son in drive-by shooting

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    (AP) SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah woman is accused of driving her teenage son by a convenience store to shoot at rival gang members he had been fighting with at school. Prosecutors say Lisa Egersdorf picked up her 17-year-old ...

  • Ex-madam who ran against Spitzer gets prison term

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A madam-turned-candidate who ran against former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer in the city comptroller's race last year has been sentenced to two years in prison for selling prescription drugs illegally. Federal Judge Edgardo Ramos sentenced ...

  • Beheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma City

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    (AP) NORMAN, Okla. (AP) — Beheading suspect ordered held without bond in alleged attack in suburban Oklahoma City.

  • San Francisco expands free public Wi-Fi access

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    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco launched free Wi-Fi access at more than 30 public parks, plazas and recreation areas on Wednesday, thanks to a grant from Google. "Wi-Fi in our city's parks is another step toward a larger vision ...

  • Pac-12, Big Ten, ACC notify NCAA of proposals

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    (AP) The five wealthiest college football conferences have notified the NCAA of their proposals to provide more benefits to athletes under the new governance model that allows the Atlantic Coast Conference, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conference to pass ...

  • App teaches kindergartners basic computer coding

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    (AP) CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — This computer programming app is so easy to use that even a kindergartener can do it. Researchers in Massachusetts have created a basic computer coding app that they say is the first designed specifically for children ...

  • AP NewsAlert

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    (AP) JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida man convicted of 1st-degree murder for killing teenager after argument over loud music.

  • US sharply criticizes new Israeli construction

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says that if Israel were to move forward with a controversial housing development in east Jerusalem, it would distance Israel from, quote, "even its closest allies." The sharp criticism came just hours after President ...

  • Review: Pay by phone or just keep using plastic?

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — PayPal, Apple and others are betting on billions in mobile payments. But so far, trying to use my phone to pay at restaurants and retailers has been frustrating. It's easier just to pull out my plastic ...

  • Grain higher, beef pork higher

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Wednesday on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery rose 1.25 cents to $4.79 a bushel; Dec corn was .50 cents higher at 3.2125 a bushel; Dec oats gained 3.25 cents ...

  • Officials release few details in trooper death

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    (AP) SCHWENKSVILLE, Pa. (AP) — Authorities released few details Wednesday in the deadly shooting of a Pennsylvania state trooper during a training exercise in suburban Philadelphia. Lt. James Fisher called Trooper David Kedra an "excellent" trooper during a news conference outside ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 3:45 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Ebola patient told hospital he was from Liberia Timeline for first case of Ebola diagnosed in US The US Ebola case: 5 things to know Forensics at center of missing U.Va. student case Oregon man gets 30 years in Christmas ...

  • Obama: New leadership was needed at Secret Service

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Barack Obama believes it was in the best interest of the Secret Service for Director Julia Pierson to resign. Pierson offered her resignation Wednesday amid intense scrutiny over security lapses at the ...

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