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Pot playing little role in tight Colorado contests

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:42
DENVER (AP) — Colorado has seen feisty debates this fall, with candidates in close races for governor, Senate and the U.S. House arguing over abortion rights, energy policy and the death penalty. Just don't expect any of them to talk much about the biggest news of the year: legal pot.

Rare ancient Chinese bronzes go on display in US

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:41
SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — When the mysterious people of China's Sanxingdui packed up and moved away 3,000 years ago, they left behind no written language and no indication of who they were, where they were going or why.

25 years later, could Bay Area take another quake?

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:40
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — It's been 25 years since a massive quake rocked the Bay Area just before a World Series game, killing dozens, injuring thousands and causing billions of dollars' worth of damage as it buckled freeways, brought down a bridge and knocked buildings off their foundations.

Obama open to appointing Ebola 'czar,' opposes travel ban

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:40

By Steve Holland and David Morgan WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama said he was considering appointing an Ebola "czar" to coordinate the fight against the virus in the United States, but he remained opposed to a ban on travel from West Africa. Obama's administration is facing sharp criticism from lawmakers over its efforts to contain the disease at home. Obama authorized calling up military reservists for the U.S. fight against Ebola in West Africa on Thursday. U.S. ...

1st Dallas nurse with Ebola arrives in Maryland

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:33

FREDERICK, Maryland (AP) — The first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected Liberian man at a Dallas hospital walked gingerly down the stairs of an executive jet into a waiting ambulance at a fog-shrouded airport Thursday.

Lottery officials launch new multi-state game

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:25
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A new lottery game that features more but smaller jackpots will start this weekend in some U.S. states.

Powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bearing down on Bermuda

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:04

HAMILTON, Bermuda (AP) — A powerful Hurricane Gonzalo bore down on this tiny British territory early Friday, threatening to batter Bermuda with dangerous winds and life-threatening storm surge.

Giants pitcher Madison Bumgarner wins NLCS MVP

Fri, 10/17/2014 - 00:03

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The big man they call MadBum is a playoff MVP.

Brady throws 3 TD passes, Patriots beat Jets 27-25

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:55

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Chris Jones wasn't going to make the same mistake he did last year when Nick Folk tried another potential winning field goal Thursday night.

Ebola-stricken nurse arrives at hospital outside Washington

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:55

Washington (AFP) - A nurse infected in Texas with Ebola arrived late Thursday for treatment at the National Institutes of Health outside Washington, one of the nation's premier medical facilities.

Patriots hold off Jets for win

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:49

Foxborough (United States) (AFP) - Chris Jones blocked Nick Folk's 58-yard field goal attempt on the final play on Thursday as New England held on for a 27-25 NFL win over the New York Jets.

Wild World Series: Perfect Royals vs tested Giants

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:36

Lorenzo Cain gearing up to run on Buster Posey. Pablo Sandoval trying to launch long balls, Alex Gordon banging into walls chasing them. Madison Bumgarner and James Shields starting big games, with lights-out bullpens poised to close 'em.

Cambodian tribunal opens 1st genocide case

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:23

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — A U.N.-backed Cambodian tribunal began hearing the first genocide case against the country's brutal 1970s Khmer Rouge regime on Friday, another step toward justice for an estimated 1.7 million people who died from starvation, disease and execution.

Will Apple Pay be the next iRevolution?

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:16

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's skinnier iPads and flashy big-screen iMac are sleek and stunning. But the tech giant is making a bigger strategic bet with next week's launch of Apple Pay — the mobile pay service aimed at turning your iPhone into your wallet.

Man charged with planning Australian terror attack

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:12
BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — A man charged in an Australian court with supporting the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria faced a fresh accusation Friday of planning a terrorist attack in Australia.

Philippine militants holding German hostages say may extend deadline

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 23:06

MANILA (Reuters) - Islamist militants in the southern Philippines have said they are willing to extend Friday's deadline to execute one of two German hostages by two hours if they receive word that ransom will be paid. A senior military officer in the region said negotiations with the Abu Sayyaf militant group were on, but he did not know of any details. "What I can tell you is we are ready to conduct operations, specifically for law enforcement operations, not necessarily for rescue," Rear Admiral Reynaldo Yoma told Reuters by telephone. ...

Police: Body found near river could be actress

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:59

SEATTLE (AP) — Police in the Seattle suburb of Auburn said Thursday that they believe they have found the body of missing actress Misty Upham, known for her roles in "August: Osage County," ''Frozen River" and "Django Unchained."

Hong Kong police clear protesters, barricades at key site

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:59

By Clare Baldwin and James Pomfret HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hundreds of Hong Kong police staged their biggest and boldest raid yet on a pro-democracy protest camp before dawn on Friday, charging down student-led activists who have held a key intersection in one of the main protest zones for more than three weeks. The operation in the gritty and congested Mong Kok district - across the harbor from the heart of the civil disobedience movement near government headquarters - came while many protesters were asleep on the asphalt in dozens of tents or beneath giant, blue-striped tarpaulin sheets. ...

Ebola: Rising call for ban on travel from W Africa

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:57

WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning that Americans are losing faith in their government's ability to stop Ebola, Republican lawmakers on Thursday pressed for a ban on travel to the U.S. from the West African outbreak zone. The White House said other measures are more effective.

Officials move to keep Dallas health workers home

Thu, 10/16/2014 - 22:48

DALLAS (AP) — Texas officials moved for the first time Thursday to force health care workers who had contact with a dying Ebola patient to stay home, reversing course after a nurse later diagnosed with the disease flew across the Midwest and deepened anxiety about whether the virus would spread in the U.S.