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  • Mozambique vote counting stops amid fraud worries

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    (AP) MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's national elections commission says vote counting in the country's northwestern province has stopped due to possible fraud with more than 60 percent of votes counted so far. On Monday, a report released by a local ...

  • European Central Bank starts stimulus purchases

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    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The European Central Bank has started buying securities called covered bonds as it launches its latest stimulus effort aimed at preventing the 18-country eurozone economy from sinking back into recession. An ECB spokeswoman confirmed the purchases ...

  • Electrolux buoyed by US growth

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    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Growth in the U.S. and efficiency gains in Europe helped Swedish home-appliance maker Electrolux post a 42 percent jump in third-quarter profits. The company said Monday that it made a net profit in the July to September ...

  • Investor group pays $3.4B for power company Cleco

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    (AP) PINEVILLE, La. (AP) — An investment group led by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets will buy the Louisiana power company Cleco for $3.4 billion. The group will pay $55.37 in cash for each share of Cleco, which owns the regulated ...

  • Kerry: 'Irresponsible' not to aid Kurds against IS

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    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry says the Obama administration decided to airdrop weapons and ammunitions to "valiant" Kurds fighting Islamic State extremists in the Syrian border town of Kobani because it would be "irresponsible" and ...

  • Michelle Knight says she now forgives kidnapper

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    (AP) CHARDON, Ohio (AP) — One of the three women held captive in a Cleveland home for about a decade says she has been able to forgive her kidnapper and find peace in her life. Michelle Knight made the comments during ...

  • Suspect in girl's beating death had prior arrests

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Police say a man charged with fatally beating his stepdaughter for allegedly soiling her pants had 15 prior arrests. Kelsey Smith was charged with assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child less than ...

  • Kerry: "Irresponsible," "morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani

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    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Kerry: "Irresponsible," ''morally difficult" not to help Kurds fighting IS extremists in Kobani.

  • Iran arrest 4 over acid attack

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    (AP) TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's state media is reporting authorities have arrested four people suspected of throwing acid on women. A string of acid attacks against at least two women in the central city of Isfahan last week has prompted ...

  • WHO: Nigeria's Ebola outbreak is officially over

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization has declared that Nigeria is now free of Ebola. In an update issued Monday, the U.N. health agency said the country's containment of the lethal disease was a "spectacular success story." The announcement ...

  • World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola

    34 minutes ago

    (AP) GENEVA (AP) — World Health Organization declares that Nigeria is now free of Ebola.

  • Germany arrests 2 over IS, Syria rebel links

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    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors say they've detained two more people following weekend raids on suspected supporters of the Islamic State group and an ultraconservative Syrian rebel organization, Ahrar al-Sham. Two suspected IS supporters were arrested in western Germany Saturday. ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 6:29 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution? Thinner iPads, sharper iMacs in Apple's lineup Review: Macs, mobile unite with Yosemite system IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its chip division Google's 3Q earnings fall as expenses climb 30 pct Facebook ...

  • IBM to pay $1.5B to shed its chip division

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    (AP) ARMONK, N.Y. (AP) — IBM is paying $1.5 billion to Globalfoundries in order to shed its costly chip division. IBM will make payments to the chipmaker over three years, but it will take a $4.7 billion charge in the third ...

  • Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers

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    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials: Suicide bomber hits Shiite mosque in Baghdad, killing at least 17 worshippers.

  • British royal couple's second child due in April

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    (AP) LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they've offered a month for the royal birth. Kensington Palace also said in a statement Monday that ...

  • Japan's justice minister undone by cheap paper fan

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    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — In the heat of summer, they are ubiquitous in Japan: cheap paper fans, advertising this or that company or product, handed out at outdoor events or busy strain stations. On Monday, they brought down a politician. One ...

  • Bodies of 3 more slain women found in NW Indiana

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    (AP) GARY, Ind. (AP) — Authorities in northwestern Indiana say the bodies of three more unidentified women have been found, following what police say was the confession of a man to killing a woman who was found strangled at a motel. ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

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    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WHY SUSPECTED NAZI WAR CRIMINALS COLLECTED MILLIONS IN SOC. SECURITY The payments flowed through a loophole that has given the U.S. Justice ...

  • After arms drop, US coalition strikes IS group

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    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian activists say the U.S.-led coalition has launched new airstrikes on Islamic State positions in Kobani, following overnight airdrops of weapons to Kurdish fighters in the Syrian border town. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights says ...

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