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  • Bear in fatal NJ attack was acting 'predatory'

    27 minutes ago

    (AP) WEST MILFORD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say the first known fatal bear attack in New Jersey was unprovoked and the bear was acting in a "predatory" manner. Officials attribute the death of a 22-year-old Rutgers University student from Edison to ...

  • Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 9 people

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombs have struck marketplaces near Baghdad, killing at least nine people. One bomb went off at a sheep market in the Iraqi capital's western suburb of Suweib, killing five people and wounding 13. Police ...

  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

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    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year. Swiss federal prosecutors said in a statement Friday that ...

  • Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso

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    (AP) OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Anti-government protesters gathered again Friday morning in Burkina Faso's capital. The crowds used violent demonstrations Thursday to prevent the parliament from voting to allow President Blaise Compaore, in power for 27 years, to seek another ...

  • Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent

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    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation has crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro but the rise to 0.4 percent in the year to October is unlikely to offer much relief to the European Central Bank as it ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    33 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. AMBUSH SUSPECT CAUGHT, FACES DEATH PENALTY CHARGES A survivalist accused of a fatal attack on a Pennsylvania State Trooper is captured by ...

  • Menino to lie in state at historic Faneuil Hall

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    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — The people of Boston will get their chance to pay final respects to former Mayor Tom Menino. Menino is scheduled to lie in state Sunday at Faneuil Hall, a Boston meeting hall since 1742. The event that ...

  • Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore site

    36 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Just in time for Halloween, J.K. Rowling has given fans a glimpse of what makes a wicked witch tick. The creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700 word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind ...

  • Official: Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

    37 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country. Han Li, a propaganda official for Yiyang ...

  • Russia: gas flow will resume after Ukraine pays

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    (AP) MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week. Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement Friday hours after Russia, Ukraine ...

  • Hawaii town shows how to live with lava

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    (AP) PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Ten miles from the Hawaii town of Pahoa that is being menaced by a stream of lava from Kilauea volcano, there's another community that was almost entirely swallowed by the molten rock nearly 30 years ago. ...

  • AP Top Business News At 5:46 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus Japan expands stimulus to spur recovery Q&A: Why Japan's economy needs more juice RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe APNewsBreak: Medicare ...

  • RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading. The total represents ...

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Muslim worshippers on Friday made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known ...

  • Danielle Kang has another hole-in-one

    1 hour, 1 minute ago

    (AP) TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Another week. Another ace. Another car. Danielle Kang made her second hole-in-one in eight days Friday, acing the 158-yard 17th hole with a 7-iron in the second round of the LPGA Taiwan Championship. She won an ...

  • Tropical Storm Vance moving slowly in Pacific

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Vance is moving slowly in the Pacific far from Mexico's coast. The storm's maximum sustained winds early Friday are near 45 mph (75 kph) with gradual strengthening forecast over the next few days. The storm ...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained ...

  • Hungary suspends Internet tax after huge protests

    1 hour, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungary's prime minister says the government will suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year. Two protests within the past week attended by tens of thousands of people were sparked by ...

  • Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

    1 hour, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional ...

  • Chinese official allegedly hides $33M in bribes

    1 hour, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — Investigators in China say they have found more than 200 million yuan ($33 million) in cash at the home of an official suspected of taking bribes, in the country's largest cash seizure ever. A top anti-graft prosecutor, ...

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