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  • Ala. man skips court, arrested after online taunts

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) PRATTVILLE, Ala. (AP) — Authorities say a man wanted for failing to appear in court for a sentencing hearing has been arrested after taunting police in Alabama on Facebook. Autauga County Sheriff Herbie Johnson tells the Montgomery Advertiser ( ) ...

  • Iowa Senate candidate cancels on newspaper editors

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has cancelled a meeting with The Des Moines Register's editorial board, saying her time was better spent campaigning in Iowa. Editors at the newspaper say Ernst notified them Wednesday night ...

  • Pro bowling brings links-style scoring to lanes

    1 hour, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Never mind adding up all those strikes and spares. Pro bowlers are bringing Ryder Cup-style scoring to the alleys. At the World Bowling Tour finals next month in Las Vegas, players will ditch traditional scoring in ...

  • First lady stumps in close Colorado Senate race

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is the latest political celebrity to get involved in Colorado's heated Senate race — one of the closest and most expensive in the country. Obama rallied some 1,500 Democrats in Denver to vote ...

  • Gary killings put spotlight on abandoned buildings

    1 hour, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) GARY, Ind. (AP) — The arrest of a northern Indiana man who police say confessed to killing seven women has put a spotlight on the large number of vacant homes in Gary and other U.S. cities that have faced hard ...

  • Feds to bring indoor plumbing to Alaska village

    1 hour, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A remote Alaska village where only half the homes have indoor plumbing is among rural communities nationwide to receive a share of more than $352 million in grants and loans for upgrades to rural water and ...

  • Paul Allen giving at least $100M to Ebola fight

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — Billionaire Paul Allen says he'll contribute at least $100 million to the fight against Ebola. The Microsoft co-founder said Thursday that among the initiatives he's supporting is the development of two medevac containment units that the U.S. ...

  • Guns seized from Ohio police impersonation suspect

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Authorities say they've seized around 30 guns, 15,000 rounds of ammunition and police equipment including badges, uniforms, silencers and vehicles from the central Ohio home of a man who tried to pull over a uniformed officer ...

  • Autopsy: St. Louis officer shot Myers from behind

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. LOUIS (AP) — The pathologist who performed a private autopsy on Vonderrit Myers Jr. says the 18-year-old was shot several times from behind in his fatal confrontation with a St. Louis police officer on Oct. 8. Pathologist Dr. Cyril ...

  • Obama fundraises for Dems at Sen. Rockefeller home

    1 hour, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for Democrats at the sprawling Washington home of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. Obama's fundraiser on Thursday will benefit the Democratic National Committee. The DNC says about 25 donors paid up ...

  • Figures on government spending and debt

    1 hour, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Figures on government spending and debt (last six digits are eliminated). The government's fiscal year runs Oct. 1 through Sept. 30. Total public debt subject to limit Oct 22 17,856,540 Statutory debt limit suspended Total public debt ...

  • Police: Plane, helicopter collide in Maryland

    1 hour, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police say an airplane and helicopter have collided in mid-air at the Frederick Municipal Airport in Maryland. Frederick police Lt. Clark Pennington says the aircraft collided Thursday afternoon. He says Maryland State Police are handling the ...

  • Pfizer approves $11B stock repurchase plan

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Drugmaker Pfizer says it approved the repurchase of $11 billion in company stock. The New York company did not say when it would buy back the shares. Pfizer has $1.3 billion remaining from its latest stock ...

  • Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Microsoft's latest earnings report shows CEO Satya Nadella is making progress in his push to embrace cloud computing. The company said Thursday that revenue from cloud services, including software delivered over the Internet, more than doubled ...

  • Yelp and Caterpillar are big market movers

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily Thursday on the New York Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Stock Market: NYSE Yelp Inc., down $13.06 to $57.17 The online business reviews company reported better-than-expected financial results, but ...

  • A blue Christmas for Amazon?

    1 hour, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — It might be a blue Christmas for Amazon. The world's largest retailer gave a disappointing forecast for the crucial holiday season. The company also reported a wider loss than analysts expected for the third quarter. Shares ...

  • US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

    1 hour, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled ...

  • Police in Frederick, Maryland, say plane, helicopter collide in midair; injuries unknown

    1 hour, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — Police in Frederick, Maryland, say plane, helicopter collide in midair; injuries unknown.

  • Analysis: GOP hopes Obama is key to Senate control

    1 hour, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, off-shore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado. Republicans have a one-size fits-all counter-argument. ...

  • Poll: Rousseff takes lead in Brazil president race

    1 hour, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has pulled ahead of her rival and taken a six-point lead just days before Sunday's presidential vote, according to a poll released Thursday. A series of recent surveys had indicated that ...

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