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  • Punk icon Joan Jett savors rockin' role-model gig

    6 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — "Can't stay at home, can't stay at school! Old folks say: 'Ya poor little fool!'" Punk pioneer Joan Jett doesn't give a spit if you lump her in with old folks. The "wild girl" in the ...

  • Image of Asia: The 'Wind Stone' and the sea

    16 minutes ago

    (AP) In this photo by Rob Griffith, a couple sit on rocks at a Sydney beach near a sculpture titled "Wind Stone - The Threshold of Consciousness," created by Japanese-Australian artist Koichi Ishino. It's part of the Sculpture By The Sea ...

  • Murray rallies past Anderson at Valencia Open

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    (AP) VALENCIA, Spain (AP) — Andy Murray fought back to beat Kevin Anderson of South Africa 6-7 (3), 6-4, 6-4 to reach the semifinals of the Valencia Open on Friday. The third-seeded Murray will face either top-seeded David Ferrer or Brazilian ...

  • Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola

    22 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The new case of Ebola diagnosed in New York City has raised "even more questions about procedures in treating patients and risks to Americans," a Republican committee chairman said Friday. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., spoke as he ...

  • AP Top Political News At 10:18 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds Lawmaker: New case raises questions on Ebola Dad: White House jumper has 'mental health' issues FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC ...

  • 1 dead, 1 hurt, 1 arrested after Reno knife fight

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    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Authorities say one man is dead, a second man is injured and a third man is in jail after a fight in downtown Reno. Police say the incident happened about 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the 400 ...

  • 8 people arrested in Latvia in match-fixing probe

    28 minutes ago

    (AP) RIGA, Latvia (AP) — Latvian police say eight people have been arrested on suspicion of fixing a Champions League qualifying-round game last year. Police spokesman Dairis Anucins says Friday that two players from Latvian champions Daugavpils were among those arrested. ...

  • Police: Man, 65, kicked 102-year-old woman in shin

    29 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW CASTLE, Pa. (AP) — Police have charged a 65-year-old western Pennsylvania man with kicking a 102-year-old woman in the shin when he was visiting his mother in a nursing home. The (Sharon) Herald (http://bit.ly/1ytQMfh0) reports Neshannock Township police say ...

  • US new-home sales close to flat in September

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. sales of new homes were essentially flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. The Commerce Department says new-home sales edged up 0.2 percent last month to ...

  • Reputed ex-mob boss arrives for violation hearing

    38 minutes ago

    (AP) PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The reputed former boss of the Philadelphia mob has arrived in court for a parole violation hearing. Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino walked in Friday morning with his wife, Deborah, and a few supporters. Prosecutors say the 52-year-old ...

  • Macedonia: Gay activists hurt in cafe attack

    39 minutes ago

    (AP) SKOPJE, Macedonia (AP) — Police say about 30 people wearing masks and throwing rocks and bottles have attacked members of a gay rights activist group in Macedonia, wounding two of them. Friday's assault occurred at a coffee shop in the ...

  • Man fighting charges for painting Main Street

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) BURGETTSTOWN, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man will hire an attorney and fight a criminal mischief charge for painting the speed limit on a stretch of Main Street. Fifty-five-year-old John Cherok II lives and owns a bookstore in Burgettstown. ...

  • Spain challenges Canary Island poll on oil plans

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) MADRID (AP) — The Spanish government says it will ask the Constitutional Court to block proposals by the Canary Islands regional government to stage a referendum on oil exploration in waters off the popular tourist archipelago. Deputy Prime Minister Soraya ...

  • Friday's Time Schedule

    41 minutes ago

    (AP) All Times EDT WORLD SERIES Game 3 Kansas City at San Francisco, 8:07 p.m. COLLEGE FOOTBALL Top 25 No. 6 Oregon vs. California at Santa Clara, Calif., 10 p.m. NHL Dallas at New Jersey, 7 p.m. Tampa Bay at Winnipeg, ...

  • Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII

    45 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids, according ...

  • 1st arrest made through use of pumpkin riot photos

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Keene police have made the first arrest as a result of asking the public for photos of the violent disturbances during a family-friendly pumpkin festival last weekend. Police say 19-year-old Jacob Clark of Chichester threw a ...

  • Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark

    51 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world's largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by Amazon's strategy ...

  • P.D. James' riff on Jane Austen comes to TV

    54 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Actors generally are eager for work and a challenge, but Matthew Rhys and Anna Maxwell Martin admit they were skittish about taking on the lead characters of "Pride and Prejudice." This despite the fact Mr. Darcy ...

  • Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting

    1 hour ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new ...

  • Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes

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    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier. Chiquita Brands International Inc. said Friday that the shareholders didn't approve a revised transaction agreement ...

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