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  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas steel doors to tourists. The shelter was quickly constructed in 1940, after ...

  • 1930s alums leave $1M gift to NY high school

    2 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York high school has received a million-dollar donation from a couple who were sweethearts there in the 1930s. The Post-Standard of Syracuse ( ) reports J.C. Birdlebough High School in Phoenix will use ...

  • Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October

    2 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship. Sweet dreams, indeed. Looking for any advantage, the Giants are again getting help in October from a ...

  • Sierra Nevada College faces TRPA fine at Tahoe

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) INCLINE VILLAGE, Nev. (AP) — Sierra Nevada College officials say their effort to protect some plants while building a new house for the school president in Incline Village has got them in hot water with environmental regulators at Lake Tahoe. ...

  • Jack Bruce, bassist of 60's band Cream, dies at 71

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family announced the death Saturday, saying "the world of music will be a poorer ...

  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    3 hours, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71

    3 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71.

  • AP Top News at 11:39 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak ...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in ...

  • Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in Rome to protest Premier Matteo Renzi's plan to make it easier to fire workers. Two noisy marches crisscrossed the heart of the Italian capital Saturday, snarling traffic for hours. ...

  • Murray beats Ferrer to reach Valencia final

    3 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray beat top-seeded David Ferrer 6-4, 7-5 Saturday to reach the final of the Valencia Open. The third-seeded Murray, who won the title here in 2009, bettered Ferrer at his own ground game to win ...

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on ...

  • 2 painters killed in Ohio water tower accident

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — Police in southwest Ohio say two men have been killed in an accident while painting a water tower. The Butler County sheriff's office says the men fell some 100 feet after their scaffolding failed in a ...

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    3 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified ...

  • Goffin beats Coric to reach Swiss Indoors final

    4 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) BASEL, Switzerland (AP) — David Goffin kept up his remarkable form as he beat teenage wild card Borna Coric 6-4, 3-6, 6-3 Saturday to reach the Swiss Indoors final. It was Goffin's 43rd victory in 45 matches since his straight-sets ...

  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    4 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa. Officials in all three states say any person traveling from the three hard-hit ...

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    4 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) 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 ...

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    4 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than ...

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    4 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer. And all balk at the umpteenth "How does it feel to ...

  • Cafeteria worker tried to stop school shooter

    4 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — Authorities investigating a deadly shooting at a Washington state high school say a cafeteria worker attempted to stop the gunman. Snohomish County Sheriff's spokeswoman Shari Ireton said in a statement Saturday morning that the on-scene investigation ...

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