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  • HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protests

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    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong's chief executive says "external forces" are involved in pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying said in a televised interview Sunday that ...

  • China's ruling party opens meeting on rule of law

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    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China's ruling Communist Party leaders have convened a conclave to guide policy for the coming year and discuss how to bolster the country's rule of law. Rule of law is a tricky subject in China because the ...

  • Argentine town faces ghosts of its Dirty War

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    (AP) OLAVARRIA, Argentina (AP) — Shade trees hide the crumbling farm house outside of Olavarria. Hidden at the end of a dirt path, the white plaster coating is falling away from the brick foundation like scabs peeling off an unhealed wound. ...

  • AP Top News at 12:20 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in U.S. Social Security benefits after being forced out of the United States, an Associated Press ...

  • AP PHOTOS: New gloss on Cuba's classic cars

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    (AP) HAVANA (AP) — When Martin Viera's Chevrolet rolled out of the dealer's lot, Harry Truman was president of the United States, gasoline cost 27 cents a gallon and a 24-year-old lefty named Tommy Lasorda was pitching for Almendares in the ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Editor selections from Latin America

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    (AP)  Thousands of protesters marched along Acapulco's famed coastal boulevard Friday demanding the safe return of 43 missing students from a rural teachers college in Guerrero state, while in Mexico City handcuffed municipal police officers suspected of involvement in their disappearance ...

  • Bryant scores 26, Lakers rally past Jazz 98-91

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    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kobe Bryant scored 26 points and Carlos Boozer added 19, leading the Los Angeles Lakers to a 98-91 preseason victory over the Utah Jazz on Sunday night. Boozer also had nine rebounds and six of the ...

  • Jazz-Lakers, Box

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    (AP) UTAH (91) Hayward 2-4 3-4 8, Favors 1-3 2-2 4, Kanter 7-15 0-0 14, Exum 2-7 1-2 5, Burks 7-14 7-9 21, Evans 0-1 0-0 0, Clark 4-5 0-0 9, Hood 3-8 1-3 9, Gobert 2-4 4-6 8, Jones 2-2 ...

  • Kerry seeks Asia's help in anti-Islamic State push

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    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry is in Indonesia for a brief visit aimed at building Asian support for the fights against Islamic State extremists and the deadly Ebola virus. Highlighting the Obama administration's commitment to ...

  • Nepal to end rescue operation on trekking route

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    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Nepal was wrapping up rescue operations in its northern mountains Monday, saying all the hikers believed to be stranded on a trekking route by a series of blizzards and avalanches that left dozens of others dead ...

  • Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong US hiring

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months. A quarterly survey ...

  • Today in History

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    (AP) Today is Monday, Oct. 20, the 293rd day of 2014. There are 72 days left in the year. Today's Highlights in History: On Oct. 20, 1944, during World War II, Gen. Douglas MacArthur stepped ashore at Leyte (LAY'-tee) in the ...

  • AP Top Business News At 11:48 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound German finance chief: confident on balanced budget 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers? India fuel reform puts diesel under market control Ukraine ...

  • Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound

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    (AP) Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 soared 3.3 percent to 15,018.55, helped ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 11:45 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) AP Investigation: Nazi war crime suspects collected millions of dollars in US Social Security Obama confronts Ebola scares with high-profile action amid swirl of politics, second-guessing 10 Things to Know for Monday CDC to update protocols for treating Ebola patients, ...

  • Indonesia's Joko Widodo inaugurated president

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    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been inaugurated as Indonesia's new president. Jokowi took the oath of the office Monday at a ceremony at the parliament in the capital, Jakarta, attended by regional leaders and U.S. Secretary of ...

  • Joko Widodo inaugurated Indonesian president, first from outside country's political elite.

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    (AP) JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Joko Widodo inaugurated Indonesian president, first from outside country's political elite.

  • AP Top News At 11:29 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on 10 Things to Know for Monday CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani Marine accused ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 11:27 p.m. EDT

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    (AP) 'Fury' blasts 'Gone Girl' from top of box office Brad Pitt war film wraps up London Film Festival On the road to find the world's funniest person The 10 semifinalists for World's Funniest Person Comedians honor Jay Leno with humor ...

  • Federal police take control of 13 towns in Mexico

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    (AP) MEXICO CITY (AP) — Security officials say federal police have taken control of 13 municipalities in southern Mexico where local police are suspected of possible links to organized crime and the case of 43 missing students. National Security Commissioner Monte ...

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