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  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

    3 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Mayer staunchly defended her strategy during a ...

  • Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana

    3 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary. Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the death of the woman whose body was found Friday at ...

  • Baker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate

    3 hours, 24 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate. Coakley says if elected she would focus on building a sustainable economy from the ground ...

  • AP Top News at 8:19 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans WASHINGTON (AP) — Fending off demands to ban travel from Ebola-stricken West Africa, the Obama administration instead tightened the nation's defenses against Ebola by requiring that all arrivals from the disease-ravaged zone ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 8:16 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) US closes gap in Ebola screening of air travelers; Rwanda says it will check visitors from US American given surprise release from North Korea; US still pressing amnesty for 2 others Activists, militants say Islamic State group fighters seize weapons ...

  • Sparks fly throughout last Maine governor debate

    3 hours, 35 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The final heated debate among the three men in a tight race for Maine governor has showcased their differences on a wide range of issues, including education and welfare. The televised debate involving Republican Gov. Paul ...

  • AP Top News At 8:08 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide Washington Post ...

  • Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies at 93

    3 hours, 41 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The hard-charging editor who guided The Washington Post through its coverage of the Watergate scandal, Ben Bradlee, has died. He was 93. The Washington Post reports that Bradlee died at his home Tuesday of natural causes. As ...

  • Business Highlights

    3 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) ___ Big slump is no cause to ditch stock market NEW YORK (AP) — After more than five years of stock market gains, investors could be forgiven for worrying that big sell-offs may be the harbingers of bigger slumps. But, ...

  • Classic fall night in KC for World Series opener

    3 hours, 45 minutes ago

    (AP) It's an absolutely perfect fall night for the Fall Classic as the World Series returns to Kansas City for the first time since 1985. Forget the sleet in Detroit, the rain in Philadelphia, the chill at Fenway Park. Temperatures at ...

  • Hawaii scientists return to ocean for weapon study

    3 hours, 46 minutes ago

    (AP) HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii scientists plan to embark on a final expedition to deep waters off Oahu to study how chemical weapons dumped in the ocean decades ago are affecting seawater, marine life and sediment. The research vessel ...

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items

    3 hours, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is offering for the first time free shipping on all items for its online holiday customers, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to better compete with the likes ...

  • AP Top Strange News At 8 p.m. EDT

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) Woman saved from California chimney, then arrested Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home New Mexico man's typo costs him thousands on bill Stinky seaweed piling up at upscale Laguna Beach Store clerk tells bandit to bug off with ...

  • Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died

    3 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Washington Post reports Ben Bradlee, former Post editor who led Watergate coverage, has died.

  • Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

    3 hours, 51 minutes ago

    (AP) STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press ( reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine's home in Stafford Township ...

  • Apple issues security warning for iCloud

    3 hours, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China. ...

  • NYC police looking into arrest of subway performer

    3 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — Musicians rallied around a fellow subway performer whose arrest in a busy station came after a confrontation over whether he needed a permit and was captured on video as straphangers jeered police. The New York Police ...

  • Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

    4 hours, 4 minutes ago

    (AP) DALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. His brother, W. Herbert Hunt, said he died Tuesday ...

  • Vegas police seek to ID man in casino cage robbery

    4 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LAS VEGAS (AP) — Police are seeking public help to find a gunman who robbed a cashier at the Silver Sevens Casino & Hotel a few blocks east of the Las Vegas Strip. Las Vegas police released a statement and ...

  • Defense wants theater shooting trial postponed

    4 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) CENTENNIAL, Colo. (AP) — Defense attorneys are asking a judge to push back the trial for the man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting so they can have more time to review a doctor's sanity evaluation that included 22 ...

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