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October 22, 2014

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  • Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress

    1 hour, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and ...

  • Canadian official IDs Ottawa gunman

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO (AP) — A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over ...

  • US increases security, though no threats cited

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The military increased security Wednesday at the Tomb of the Unknowns at Arlington National Cemetery after fatal shootings at a Canadian war memorial and Parliament, even though the FBI and the Homeland Security Department said there was ...

  • Brad Keselowski not concerned with popularity

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Brad Keselowski's refusal to be pushed around on the race track has earned him a few comparisons to the late Dale Earnhardt. It's a conversation Keselowski will not participate in out of deference to the Hall ...

  • Huge gold nugget going up for sale in California

    1 hour, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — One of the biggest gold nuggets found in modern times in Northern California's historic Gold Country is going up for sale. Weighing in at 6.07 pounds, the Butte Nugget is expected to carry a price tag ...

  • Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

    1 hour, 54 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Retired Los Angeles Laker Magic Johnson became famous for dishing out assists to his teammates during his Hall of Fame basketball career. Now, as an entrepreneur focused on minority markets, he says he is ready ...

  • Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    1 hour, 55 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship ...

  • Key features of rigorous new US Ebola monitoring

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Rigorous monitoring of travelers arriving from Ebola-stricken West African countries is being implemented to keep the virus from spreading in the United States. Key features announced Wednesday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: WHO WILL ...

  • BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice

    2 hours ago

    (AP) SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America is apologizing for double-billing customers who made purchases using Apple's new mobile payments service. A bank spokeswoman said Wednesday that the glitch involved about 1,000 transactions and that all duplicate charges will ...

  • Correction: Air Bag Recall story

    2 hours ago

    (AP) DETROIT (AP) — In a story Oct. 20 about an auto industry air bag recall, The Associated Press reported an incorrect age for Hien Thi Tran, who died after being severely injured in a Florida crash. She was 51 years ...

  • Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) TORONTO, Ontario (AP) — Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau .

  • How the Dow Jones industrial average did Wednesday

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) Stocks fell broadly on Wednesday, snapping a four-day winning streak for the Standard & Poor's 500 index, as investors shaken by recent swings in the market sold some of their holdings. A drop in the price of oil dragged down ...

  • AP Top Business News At 5:14 p.m. EDT

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles Survey: Harassment a common part of online life Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections ...

  • FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season

    2 hours, 6 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Facing an even bigger mountain of packages this holiday season, FedEx and UPS are hiring more workers to avoid the delays that frustrated shoppers and gift-recipients a year ago. Last December, the delivery giants were caught off-guard ...

  • World Series rating for opener drops to low

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A World Series opener involving the San Francisco Giants set a record low TV rating for the second time in three seasons. San Francisco's 7-1 win over Kansas City drew a 7.3 rating and 12.2 ...

  • Vegas police probe complaint against Blake Griffin

    2 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are investigating a man's allegation that Los Angeles Clippers star Blake Griffin attacked him in a Las Vegas nightclub during the weekend. Officer Jesse Roybal, a department spokesman, said Wednesday that a battery complaint was ...

  • Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life. The first-of-its-kind report by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who ...

  • Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

    2 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) By now, there should be no question in anyone's mind that Shailene Woodley is an actress on a rapid-fire journey to stardom. She's enchanted us in enough films — "The Descendants," ''The Spectacular Now," ''The Fault in Our Stars" — ...

  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    2 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria aren't radicalized jihadis but rather victims of an online predator, a school official said Wednesday. Tustin Amole, a spokesman ...

  • Rules on bank risk in mortgage bonds being adopted

    2 hours, 18 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are proceeding with new rules that ease guidelines for banks selling mortgage securities and could mean fewer borrowers will need to make hefty down payments. The Securities and Exchange Commission voted 3-2 Wednesday to adopt ...

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