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  • Euro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure

    3 minutes ago

    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a ...

  • TV space for campaign ads hard to find this late

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    (AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — A Democratic super PAC wanted to run a 30-second ad during a Friday evening newscast on New Hampshire's one network station — and was even willing to shell out the $10,000 that the station demanded. Hours ...

  • Details expected on Albuquerque police reforms

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    (AP) ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Department of Justice and New Mexico's largest city are expected to make an announcement about reforms into the troubled Albuquerque police force. City and federal officials have been in talks about mandated changes to ...

  • Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers

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    (AP) MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday, remembering the days when "the dying, the sick, the dead who could not picked up on time" as officials hope the ...

  • Gas falling under $3 nationwide: What to know

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon. "It's ...

  • Toxin advisory lifted at popular Reno lake

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — People and their pets no longer have to stay away from Reno's popular Virginia Lake. Local health officials have lifted an advisory that was issued in early September after its water became contaminated as a result ...

  • Rating the Nation-Best Pre-BCS Bowls

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    (AP) There was no BCS to make sure Nos. 1 and 2 played each other after the 1982 regular season. That left No. 1 Nebraska facing No. 4 Miami in what was expected to be a coronation for the powerful Cornhuskers. ...

  • Nevada's highest mountain? Not Wheeler after all

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — If beauty played a role deciding Nevada's highest point, Wheeler Peak, crown jewel of Great Basin National Park at the eastern edge of the state, would be the winner hands down. Instead, geography and topography conspired ...

  • 12 men trapped in Colombia coal mine collapse

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    (AP) BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities say a coal mine collapse has trapped 12 men and they say rescue will be difficult. The country's mining and energy ministry says the collapse occurred at about 4 p.m. Thursday with a sudden ...

  • News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments

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    (AP) No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal support as the continent faces its most deadly threat in years. Pledges to deploy 2,000 ...

  • EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official confirms that North Korea has invited its special representative for human rights to visit the country. A visit by Stavros Lambrinidis would be a step toward resuming a human rights dialogue between ...

  • Son to Usher: Dad, you're not a great singer

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — One of Usher's sons studies his dance moves meticulously, while the other has said to the Grammy-winning star: "You're not a great singer." Usher says his son Nayvid Ely Raymond, who turns 6 in December, isn't ...

  • Grain lower, livestock mixed

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were mixed Friday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $5.36 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.25 cents lower at $3.7075 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

  • AP College Basketball-Consecutive Preseason No. 1s

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    (AP) Kentucky, 2014-15 North Carolina, 2008-09 UNLV, 1990-91 UCLA, 1971-74 UCLA, 1966-69

  • Embattled Ferguson chief criticizes Holder remarks

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    (AP) FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — The embattled police chief of the suburban St. Louis town where a white officer's fatal shooting of a black 18-year-old remains under investigation has criticized Attorney General Eric Holder's recent call for "wholesale change" in the ...

  • Remains recovered from Ukraine plane disaster site

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    (AP) AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Dutch prime minister says investigators have recovered an unspecified number of human remains from the site in eastern Ukraine where Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 was shot down. Speaking at his weekly press conference in The Hague, ...

  • Kentucky earns No. 1 nod in AP preseason poll

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    (AP) Kentucky is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25 for the second straight season. The Wildcats lived up to expectations last season, overcoming a midseason slump to reach the national championship game, where they lost to Connecticut. With ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Small Alaska town welcomes big politics

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    (AP) PETERSBURG, Alaska (AP) — When U.S. Sen. Mark Begich and his Republican challenger, Dan Sullivan, greet cheering supporters in downtown Anchorage on Election Night, their thoughts may turn to days of boots-on-the-ground campaigning in more unforgiving and far-flung parts of ...

  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

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    (AP) UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador, who has just returned from a visit to the countries worst-affected by Ebola, says she is self-monitoring for the virus and that federal guidelines are sufficient. Samantha Power on Friday praised the United ...

  • Turkish president questions focus on Kobani

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    (AP) PARIS (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the international community is focusing too much on the battle over Kobani and is calling for strikes in other parts of Syria. Speaking at a news conference with French President Francois ...

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