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  • AP-GfK Poll: Disapproval, doubt dominate on Ebola

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans have at least some confidence that the U.S. health care system will prevent Ebola from spreading in this country but generally disapprove of the way President Barack Obama and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ...

  • Attacks in southwestern Pakistan kill 12 people

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    (AP) QUETTA, Pakistan (AP) — Attacks in Pakistan's troubled southwestern province of Baluchistan, including an assault on the country's beleaguered minority Shiites Muslims and a suicide bombing targeting a pro-Taliban cleric, killed 12 people on Thursday, police said. All the attacks ...

  • AP Top Entertainment News At 11:24 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Q&A: Mick Jagger, the film producer, heads to work 'The Situation' to appear in court on tax charges Iggy Azalea, 'Gone Girl' up for Logo TV awards Sam Smith, 5SOS, Blige to perform 2014 AMAs Sting and his 'The Last ...

  • 'Boyhood' tops Gotham Awards with 4 nominations

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    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Richard Linklater's 12-year-long family drama, "Boyhood," leads the Gotham Independent Film Awards with four nominations, including best feature. The Independent Filmmaker Project announced nominations Thursday for its 24th annual awards Dec. 1 in New York. The ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 11:19 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction Survey: Harassment ...

  • Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

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    (AP) HELSINKI (AP) — Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft. The slimmed-down Finnish company said Thursday that it made a third-quarter net profit of 747 million ...

  • US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

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    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island. Ashoka Mukpo (ah-SHOH'-kuh MUK'-poh) contracted the virus while working in Liberia as a freelance cameraman for NBC and other media outlets. The 33-year-old ...

  • AP Top WorldCup News At 11:15 a.m. EDT

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    (AP) Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer Dirk Kuyt retires from international football FIFA audit panel member stood down from duty Appiah out as Ghana coach after 2 years Pele reminds Brazil it must play as a ...

  • Next Women's World Cup a big chance for US soccer

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    (AP) The chants of "U-S-A! U-S-A!" can rev up again next summer. And this time, they won't conflict with the workday. A year after the World Cup transformed millions of Americans into red-white-and-blue-wearing soccer fanatics, another chance to cheer for a ...

  • Governor announces Nevada Ebola task force members

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    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Gov. Brian Sandoval has assembled some of the biggest players in Nevada health care as part of an Ebola advisory committee. The group is tasked with ensuring the state is ready for any cases of the ...

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

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    (AP) NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. With two ...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed

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    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was 1.75 cents higher at $5.24 a bushel; Dec corn was 3.50 cents higher at $3.5650 a bushel; Dec ...

  • Vols, Wolverines out to flip trends against rivals

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    (AP) The history and geography say rivalry games. Recent results suggest lopsided matchups. Tennessee hosts No. 4 Alabama on Saturday in a classic Southeastern Conference rivalry that the Crimson Tide has owned recently, winning seven straight. Michigan goes to No. 8 ...

  • 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. ...

  • Image of Asia: Climbing for democracy in Hong Kong

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    (AP) In this photo by Kin Cheung, a hiker looks at the yellow banner reading "I want genuine universal suffrage" in Chinese and "Umbrella Movement" in English hanging from the face of Lion Rock mountain in Hong Kong. Democracy activists hung ...

  • Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

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    (AP) LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid. The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in ...

  • HealthCare.gov's EZ form not for legal immigrants

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — HealthCare.gov's new EZ application for coverage can't be used by legal immigrants or naturalized U.S. citizens, prompting concern that many Hispanics and Asians will go right back into long enrollment queues this year. The Obama administration has ...

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

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    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, ...

  • European authorities aim to purge weak banks

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    (AP) FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances. It's a step that comes none ...

  • Kentucky agency starts food-focused website

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    (AP) FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky tourism officials have launched a food-focused website to promote culinary tourism in the state. The KentuckyCuisine.com website was announced Wednesday at the Kentucky Travel Industry Association's annual fall conference. The Kentucky Department of Travel and ...

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