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  • Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

    17 minutes ago

    (AP) CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation." Roaring in front of cameras on Saturday, el-Sissi said there are foreign powers ...

  • Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

    21 minutes ago

    (AP) TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary test. The New Jersey Department of Health says the woman remains ...

  • Korda, Pace share lead in Blue Bay LPGA

    1 hour, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) HAINAN ISLAND, China (AP) — American Jessica Korda rebounded from an opening double bogey for a share of the lead Saturday in the Blue Bay LPGA. Korda made seven birdies in a 14-hole stretch — the last three on Nos. ...

  • Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

    1 hour, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly. Hans-Georg Maassen says his agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of a fundamentalist strain ...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola cases passes 10,000

    1 hour, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The World Health Organization says the number of people believed sickened by Ebola has risen above 10,000. The U.N. health agency said Saturday that the number of confirmed, probable and suspected cases has risen to 10,141. ...

  • World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000

    1 hour, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — World Health Organization: Number of people believed to have Ebola has risen above 10,000.

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    1 hour, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number fleeing by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert ...

  • Williams beats Wozniacki to reach champs final

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams is in the final of the WTA Finals after beating Caroline Wozniacki in a third-set tiebreaker on Saturday, winning 2-6, 6-3, 7-6 (6) to remain on course for a third-straight title in the season-ending championships. ...

  • Chamber of Commerce staying away from Georgia race

    2 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race. Rob Engstrom, political director ...

  • Poll: Islamic State threat seen as important

    2 hours, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Sixty-five percent of Americans now say the threat from the Islamic State group is very or even extremely important, and nearly half think the U.S. military response in Iraq and Syria has not gone far enough, according ...

  • AP Top Technology News At 4:44 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) NBCUniversal settles with unpaid interns for $6.4M Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon Cloud business lifts Microsoft's quarterly results Google exec sets records with leap from near-space GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue Zuckerberg speaks Chinese, Beijing students cheer Queen ...

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the ...

  • 16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

    2 hours, 43 minutes ago

    (AP) BEIJING (AP) — A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand. Another 11 miners were injured in the ...

  • Ebola: More calls for travel bans or quarantines

    2 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Ebola virus's arrival in New York City and yet another West African nation — Mali — renewed questions about whether stricter travel restrictions would help lock down the deadly disease. The governors of New York and ...

  • Women on front lines in Syria, Iraq against IS

    2 hours, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Just over a year ago, Afshin Kobani was a teacher. Now, the Kurdish Syrian woman has traded the classroom for the front lines in the battle for Kobani, a town besieged by fighters from the Islamic ...

  • AdWatch: Democrats make much of NC toll project

    2 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — TITLES: "Map." ''Toll." LENGTH: 30 seconds each. AIRING: The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee says it is running the pair of similar ads in the Charlotte, North Carolina, market in the last stage of the Senate campaign ...

  • Tunisians gear up for pivotal elections

    3 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisians vote Sunday to elect a permanent parliament and complete a democratic transition that began when they overthrew their long-ruling dictator in 2011. This comparatively well-educated, middle class country of 11 million people faces the challenges ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 4:16 a.m. EDT

    3 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) Ebola-stricken doctor seen as globe-trotting do-gooder driven to join global health fight Seattle-area homecoming prince kills 1, wounds 4 before shooting himself Suspect in killing of 2 Northern California sheriff's deputies captured after manhunt Democrats again try to recover lost ...

  • Statement from Ted Bishop on his ouster

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) Statement from Ted Bishop, who was removed as president of the PGA of America on Friday for sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter: I want to apologize to Ian Poulter and anyone else that I might have ...

  • Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him ...

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