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  • Clippers hold off Thunder 93-90 in opener

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) LOS ANGELES (AP) — Blake Griffin scored 23 points, making two free throws with five seconds left, Chris Paul added 22 and the Los Angeles Clippers beat the Oklahoma City Thunder 93-90 in their season opener on Thursday night to ...

  • Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — The nurse who's become the public face of health care volunteers who're being scrutinized upon returning from West Africa is doing cleaning and laundry while she waits to learn whether she'll be quarantined until the ...

  • Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    2 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court has upheld the death sentences of three men convicted in brutal knife attacks that killed 31 people outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming. The Higher People's Court of Yunnan Province ...

  • Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

    2 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) NAYPYITAW, Myanmar (AP) — Myanmar's president held rare talks Friday with opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and more than a dozen of the country's political and military heavyweights. Suu Kyi, who is constitutionally barred from running for president in ...

  • Judge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit

    2 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. The hearing Friday afternoon before U.S. District Judge Daniel Crabtree in Kansas City, Kansas, ...

  • Canadiens-Canucks Sums

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) Montreal 0 0 2 0—2 Vancouver 0 1 1 1—3 First Period_None. Penalties_Bieksa, Van (slashing), 3:42; Dorsett, Van (hooking), 9:39. Second Period_1, Vancouver, Bonino 4 (Dorsett), 8:29. Penalties_Edler, Van (tripping), 5:56. Third Period_2, Vancouver, Richardson 3 (Matthias, Weber), 2:17. 3, ...

  • Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank steps up asset purchases, expanding monetary easing to shore up growth.

  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    2 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going ...

  • AP PHOTOS: Program gives disabled Venezuelans hope

    2 hours, 52 minutes ago

    (AP) CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Juan Carlos Marron is among a small group of young disabled Venezuelans who are finding hope for future independence in a program that teaches them how to repair violins and other musical instruments. Marron has battled ...

  • Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in

    2 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday. Brandon Tremaine Morris, whom investigators ...

  • AP Top News at 12:36 a.m. EDT

    3 hours ago

    (AP) Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending ...

  • Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

    3 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms. Student leader Alex Chow said at a rally late Thursday ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 12:16 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Trooper ambush suspect caught, death penalty eyed Inmate freed in landmark Illinois case Terminally ill woman may postpone taking her life Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall Plane crashes at Kansas airport, killing 4 Guard troops sent to site ...

  • Beijing hosts regional conference on Afghanistan

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — China is hosting an international conference on Afghanistan's security and reconstruction that highlights its growing role in the country as U.S. and NATO forces depart. New Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai is headlining Friday's forum in Beijing ...

  • LeBron falters in emotional return to Cleveland

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) CLEVELAND (AP) — Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began. He's home. Introduced to a deafening roar from Cleveland fans, James was welcomed back Thursday night by a city ...

  • Asia stocks gain after robust US growth report

    3 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks climbed Friday after strong U.S. economic growth and upbeat earnings sent Wall Street higher. The dollar continued to strengthen after the Fed signaled a rate hike earlier this week. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei ...

  • Malaysia Airlines sued by 2 boys over Flight 370

    3 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Two Malaysian teenage boys are suing Malaysia Airlines and the government over the loss of their father eight months after Flight 370 that was carrying him mysteriously disappeared. Friday's suit was the first filed by ...

  • Wal-Mart ups ante on holiday shopping

    3 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is doing whatever it takes to rope in holiday shoppers however they want to buy. For the first time, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is offering free shipping on what it considers the season's top 100 hottest ...

  • Today in History

    3 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Friday, Oct. 31, the 304th day of 2014. There are 61 days left in the year. This is Halloween. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 31, 1864, Nevada became the 36th state as President Abraham Lincoln signed a ...

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