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  • Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man. The state news agency said Friday that one child was wounded as well as a member ...

  • After 1st Ebola case in NYC, 3 others quarantined

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A doctor who became New York City's first Ebola patient was praised for getting treatment immediately upon showing symptoms, and health officials stressed that the nation's most populous city need not fear his wide-ranging travel in ...

  • Man gets 16 years in 2012 robbery spree in Vegas

    2 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — A 28-year-old Las Vegas man has been sentenced to more than 16 years in federal prison for his role in four convenience store robberies within a 30-minute span on April 6, 2012. Attorney Daniel Bogden says ...

  • Nepal bus accident kills 9, injures dozens

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — Police in Nepal say a bus crowded with people heading home for a Hindu festival has veered off a mountain highway, killing nine people and injuring dozens of others. Police are trying to identify the bodies ...

  • Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa. Cameron made the announcement as Friday's self-imposed ...

  • Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal

    2 hours, 20 minutes ago

    (AP) STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again. Prosecution spokesman Nathi Mncube confirmed Friday that ...

  • Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas

    2 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad. The use of chlorine gas as a weapon adds a new concern to the ...

  • Life Is Beautiful fest takes over downtown Vegas

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Kanye West, the Foo Fighters and the Russian punk band Pussy Riot are coming to downtown Las Vegas this weekend for the Life is Beautiful festival. The second annual event kicks off Friday and runs through ...

  • Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day. The Las Vegas-based casino giant announced Thursday it would host "Britney Day" at ...

  • Gardnerville man wins $1 million jackpot in Carson

    2 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — A 69-year-old Gardnerville man has won a $1 million slot jackpot at a Carson City casino. Bill Paxson says he thought something was wrong with the game when the lights started flashing Wednesday night on ...

  • 10 Things to Know for Today

    2 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. NEW YORK CITY DOCTOR TESTS POSITIVE FOR EBOLA The physician, who treated patients in West Africa, is the fourth confirmed case in ...

  • 2 arrested after explosives found in Denmark

    3 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Danish officials say they have arrested two men in Copenhagen in possession of one kilogram (2.2 pounds) of explosive material. The Copenhagen police said Friday on Twitter that the Danish nationals were arrested separately Thursday morning. ...

  • AP Top Business News At 5:22 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark Britain says EU is asking for bigger contribution Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea California startup unveils gun technology for cops EU reaches ...

  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other missions, devastating dozens of cities and towns. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs ...

  • Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales

    3 hours, 26 minutes ago

    (AP) STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging. Ericsson said Friday net profit dropped to 2.65 billion kronor ($365 million), ...

  • French journalists jailed in Indonesia's Papua

    3 hours, 28 minutes ago

    (AP) JAYAPURA, Indonesia (AP) — An Indonesia court has sentenced two French television journalists to two and a half months in jail for illegal reporting in the easternmost province of Papua. Thomas Dandois, 40, and Valentine Bourrat, 29, were detained for ...

  • Britain says EU is asking for bigger contribution

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain says its prime minister is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave ...

  • UEFA: Serbia gets 3-0 win vs Albania but no points

    3 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) NYON, Switzerland (AP) — UEFA has awarded Serbia a 3-0 win over Albania but deducted the three points following the violence that broke out during their European Championship qualifier in Belgrade last week. The game was abandoned after an Albanian ...

  • British economy grows 0.7 percent

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment. The Office for National Statistics said gross domestic product grew 0.7 percent in the three months through September compared with the previous three months. ...

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

    3 hours, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) Disney pens love letter to Japan with robot film Review: Broadway's 'Disgraced' is raw, blistering Judge: Chris Brown following probation rules Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights New Mexico wants home of noted artist recognized Burns' series gives ...

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