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  • 88 Nigerian soldiers accused of refusing to fight

    1 hour, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — A court-martial is accusing 16 Nigerian officers and 72 rank-and-file troops of a string of charges from cowardice to refusing to fight in the country's northeastern Islamic uprising. Thursday's mass trial comes two weeks after 12 ...

  • Movie RV vandalized at Ohio museum

    1 hour, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) MEDINA, Ohio (AP) — A dilapidated recreational vehicle that played a memorable role in a beloved Christmas movie has been vandalized at an Ohio museum. The owner of the Castle Noel museum in Medina (meh-DY'-nuh), just south of Cleveland, reports ...

  • ECB buying bundles of loans could spur lending

    1 hour, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) The European Central Bank plans to start buying a type of bonds known as asset-backed securities. The move is aimed at spurring bank lending to companies and getting a slack economy moving again. Here's how asset-backed securities, or ABS, work ...

  • Sears sells most of its stake in Canadian ops

    1 hour, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears, sorely in need of cash, is selling most of its stake in its Canadian unit to raise as much as $380 million. The sale to its own shareholders will give Sears Holdings Corp. some ...

  • Sandy Hook school bomb scare 'low to no threat'

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) NEWTOWN, Conn. (AP) — Newtown's schools superintendent says a bomb threat phoned in to the Sandy Hook School that forced its evacuation was "complex," but was considered "low to no threat." The News-Times reports (http://bit.ly/1rGyLYL that Superintendent Joseph Erardi told ...

  • AP Top News At 6:34 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings Dallas ER sent Ebola-infected patient home 10 Things to Know for Today Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished Minneapolis community fights recruiters for jihad Romney's in demand as Republicans' future unclear ...

  • Surfer loses arm in shark attack in Australia

    1 hour, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) SYDNEY (AP) — A man had part of his arm torn off by a suspected great white shark while surfing off the coast of Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was surfing at Wylie Bay in the town ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 6:31 a.m. EDT

    1 hour, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) Hong Kong police warn pro-democracy protesters not to occupy government buildings Man who brought Ebola to US told nurse he just arrived from Africa, but was still sent home 10 Things to Know for Today Secret Service director's undoing came ...

  • Nevada sesquicentennial-themed corn mazes crop up

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Visitors to some of the state's cornfields will soon find themselves literally lost in Nevada history. Farms in Smith, Fallon and Winnemucca have carved out corn mazes in the shape of Nevada and its slogans to ...

  • Sky's no limit for Czech chimney climbers

    2 hours, 14 minutes ago

    (AP) DOLNI SMRZOVKA, Czech Republic (AP) — From afar, they look like ants crawling up a tower into the sky. Dozens of members of the Czech Union of Chimney Climbers scaled the 60-meter- (200-foot-) tall chimney of a former textile factory ...

  • New casinos could be banned on Reno's north edge

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — The city of Reno is considering a plan to ban any new casinos or unrestricted-gambling licenses on the north edge of downtown as part of an effort to redevelop the mile-long corridor linking the city to ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    2 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. HONG KONG CAUTIONS PROTESTERS AGAINST OCCUPATION Police warn of serious consequences if pro-democracy demonstrators try to charge or surround government buildings. 2. ...

  • Kurdish fighters say IS group nearing Syrian town

    2 hours, 27 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIRUT (AP) — A senior Kurdish fighter says the Islamic State group is closing in on the town of Kobani along the Syria-Turkey border and that his men are preparing for street battles. The Kurdish town in northern Syria has ...

  • AP Top Business News At 6 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) Truck deals boost US auto sales in September GM looks to new vehicles, China to boost profit Hong Kong protests hit city's role as finance hub Firm says phone apps spy on Hong Kong protesters European Central Bank to detail ...

  • Global stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets were lower on Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola. KEEPING SCORE: Britain's FTSE 100 index fell 0.5 percent to 6,527.51 ...

  • South Africa: white extremist's house stirs debate

    2 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A provincial official in South Africa has proposed turning the home of a slain white extremist into a museum, arguing that the "ugly" side of the country's apartheid past should be remembered. Some South Africans, however, say ...

  • Cowboys' Spillman subject of reported sex assault

    2 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) GRAPEVINE, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys special teams player C.J. Spillman is under investigation but hasn't been arrested or charged after a report of an alleged sexual assault at the team hotel last month. Grapevine police spokesman Sgt. Robert Eberling ...

  • Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — An estimated 2 million Muslims are streaming into a sprawling tent city near Mecca for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage. Saudi Arabia says there are 1.4 million visitors to the kingdom for ...

  • Dutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1

    2 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix. Verstappen, who ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 5:40 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 47 minutes ago

    (AP) Queen of Soul says new covers album feels fresh Facebook apologizes to drag queens for name policy Jeter: Players can share their stories on my site Musical of 'Doctor Zhivago' coming to Broadway Kosovo selects its first Oscar contender 'Good ...

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