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Experts: Autopsy shows close-range wound for Brown
09:13 AM, 10.22.2014

FILE - This undated file photo provided by the Brown family is Michael Brown, 18, who was shot and killed in a confrontation with a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., on Aug. 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Brown Family, File)ST. LOUIS (AP) — Michael Brown's official autopsy shows the 18-year-old was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle with the Ferguson police officer who fatally shot him, two experts said in a published report Wednesday.

Canadian soldier shot at war memorial
09:12 AM, 10.22.2014

A Royal Canadian Mounted Police intervention team responds to a reported shooting at Parliament building in Ottawa, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial has been shot by an unknown gunman and there have been reports of gunfire inside the halls of Parliament. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Police and witnesses say a gunman has shot a Canadian soldier standing guard at the National War Memorial in Ottawa.

Dozens released Ebola-free from Sierra Leone site
09:08 AM, 10.22.2014

FREETOWN, Sierra Leone (AP) — Dozens of Ebola survivors have been discharged from a treatment center near Sierra leone's capital.

Hearing postponed for man suspected in 7 killings
09:07 AM, 10.22.2014

This undated photo provided by the Lake County Sheriff's office shows Darren Vann. Vann, 43, of Gary, Ind., was charged Monday, Oct. 20, 2014 in the death of 19-year-old Afrikka Hardy, whose body was found Friday night at a Motel 6 in nearby Hammond, Ind. Hammond Police Chief John Doughty says Vann confessed to Hardy's slaying and directed police to six bodies in Gary. (AP Photo/Lake County Sheriff's Office)CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to respond to the judge during his initial court appearance Wednesday, prompting her to postpone it and to warn him he'd spend "the rest of his life" in jail unless he cooperates.

WWI casualties reburied after DNA identification
09:06 AM, 10.22.2014

A worker from the Commonwealth War Graves Commission cleans leaves off of the caskets of World War I soldiers prior to a re-burial ceremony in Bois-Grenier, France, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Fifteen British WWI soldiers were re-buried at Y Farm Commonwealth cemetery on Wednesday, nearly a century after they died in battle. The soldiers, who served with the 2nd Battalion, York and Lancaster Regiment, were discovered in a field nearby in Beaucamps-Ligny in 2009 and identified through a variety of means, including DNA. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo)BOIS-GRENIER, France (AP) — Eleven British casualties of World War I who got a name and family history through cutting-edge DNA research have been officially reburied with some of their descendants in attendance.

Kerry welcomes North Korea's release of American, restates terms for resuming talks
09:06 AM, 10.22.2014

US Air Force photo of Jeffrey Fowle and his wife Tatyana greeted by U.S. Air Force 88 Air Base Wing Commander Col. John Devillier at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in OhioBERLIN/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry welcomed the release of one of three Americans held in North Korea and said Washington is willing to resume talks with Pyongyang if it takes steps towards de-nuclearization. Jeffrey Fowle, 56, was arrested in May for leaving a Bible at a sailor's club in the North Korean city of Chongjin. He was freed on Tuesday and flown from Pyongyang on a U.S. government plane, without, Kerry said, any quid pro quo. ...

Novak Djokovic welcomes baby boy Stefan
09:05 AM, 10.22.2014

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2012, file photo, tennis player Novak Djokovic, right, arrives with his then-girlfriend Jelena Ristic for the Laureus World Sports Awards in London. The top-ranked tennis player tweeted that he and his wife, Jelena, were celebrating the birth of their first child _ a boy named Stefan. "Stefan, our baby angel was born!" Djokovic posted on Twitter early Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Novak Djokovic is a proud father.

Iraqi Kurdistan parliament votes to send forces to Kobani
09:04 AM, 10.22.2014

ARBIL Iraq (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Iraq's Kurdistan region said on Wednesday they voted in favor of sending Kurdish forces to the besieged Syrian town of Kobani via Turkey. Kurdistan President Masoud Barzani sent a letter to parliament late on Tuesday seeking approval to deploy the region's peshmerga forces abroad to fight alongside Syrian Kurds. Kobani, a predominantly Kurdish town on the border with Turkey, has been under sustained attack for weeks from better-armed Islamic State militants who have overrun vast swathes of Iraq and Syria. ...

Air strikes kill around 25 Islamic State fighters in Iraq: residents
09:04 AM, 10.22.2014

A man looks at a vehicle belonging to the Iraqi security forces in the Anbar province town of HitBy Saif Hameed BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Coalition air strikes killed around 25 Islamic State fighters on Wednesday near the northern Iraqi city of Baiji, residents told Reuters. They said a series of bombings beginning in the early hours hit the town of al-Siniya, west of Baiji, a strategic city adjacent to the country's largest refinery, part of a multinational effort to check the group's progress. Iraqi army tanks and armored vehicles on Wednesday also fought off an advance by Islamic State militants on the town of Amiriya Fallujah, west of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, army sources said. ...

Erdogan: US airdrop to Kurds in Kobani a mistake
09:02 AM, 10.22.2014

Thick smoke from an airstrike by the US-led coalition rises in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says that the U.S. made a mistake in airdropping weapons to Kurds defending the Syrian city of Kobani from the Islamic State group.

Tunisia election tests transition from autocracy to democracy
09:02 AM, 10.22.2014

By Patrick Markey and Tarek Amara HAMMAM SOUSSE Tunisia (Reuters) - Blaring music and flags fill the hall where Tunisia's Initiative Party is warming up to test its chances in the second free election since the 2011 "Arab Spring" uprising that ousted autocrat Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali. The party's Eagle crest may be from the post-revolutionary era, but symbols from the past dominate its campaign for Sunday's parliamentary vote, where Ben Ali's old guard are hoping to make a comeback. ...

Canada parliament locked down after soldier shot
08:58 AM, 10.22.2014

Police and medical personel move a wounded person into an ambulance at the scene of a shooting at the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Canada, on October 22, 2014Ottawa (AFP) - Heavily-armed Canadian police backed by armored vehicles and surrounded parliament in Ottawa on Wednesday after at least one gunman shot a soldier guarding a nearby monument.

EPA: Gas mileage inflated on 4 Mini Cooper models
08:56 AM, 10.22.2014

DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government has told BMW to reduce the gas mileage estimates on window stickers of four Mini Cooper models.

Halep routs Serena Williams at WTA Finals
08:55 AM, 10.22.2014

Serena Williams of the U.S. sits in her chair between games during her singles match against Romania's Simona Halep at the WTA tennis finals in Singapore, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Mark Baker)SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams was routed 6-0, 6-2 by Simona Halep at the WTA Finals on Wednesday in one of the most one-sided losses of the 18-time Grand Slam champion's career.

Doctors differ on preteen suspect's mental state
08:54 AM, 10.22.2014

FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2014 file photo, one of the two girls accused of stabbing another girl is led into the courtroom during court proceedings at Waukesha County Court in Waukesha, Mich. A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. (AP Photo/Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Michael Sears, Pool, file)WAUKESHA, Wis. (AP) — Doctors disagree over whether the second of two 12-year-old girls charged with stabbing a classmate to please the fictional horror character Slender Man is fit to stand trial, a judge and attorneys said Wednesday.

German firm wins appeal in Spain thalidomide case
08:54 AM, 10.22.2014

MADRID (AP) — A Spanish court on Wednesday accepted a German pharmaceutical company's appeal against a ruling that had ordered it to pay compensation to 22 Spaniards who blame their disabilities on the drug thalidomide.

Inspector: 'Serious lapse' at Secret Service
08:53 AM, 10.22.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A government investigation Wednesday criticized a bizarre Secret Service assignment that pulled agents from their duty near the White House and sent them to the rural Maryland home of a headquarters employee embroiled in a personal dispute with a neighbor.

Albania PM seeks to ease tensions with Serbia
08:51 AM, 10.22.2014

Albanian Prime Minister Edi Rama speaks during an interview with The Associated Press at his office in Tirana, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Albania’s prime minister has told the Associated Press that a heated spat with Serbia over a football match triggered by drone would not derail a common effort to seek faster European Union membership. (AP Photo/Hektor Pustina)TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Albania's prime minister has told The Associated Press that the heated spat with Serbia over the use of a drone at a soccer match should not derail both countries' efforts to seek European Union membership.

Drugmakers to join forces to make millions of Ebola vaccine doses
08:49 AM, 10.22.2014

bigA nurse writes name of voluteer on protective suit during Red Cross training excercise in WuerzburgBy Ben Hirschler LONDON (Reuters) - Leading drugmakers plan to work together to speed up the development of an Ebola vaccine and hope to produce millions of doses for use next year. U.S. firm Johnson & Johnson said on Wednesday that it aims to produce at least 1 million doses of its two-step vaccine next year and has already discussed collaboration with Britain's GlaxoSmithKline, which is working on a rival vaccine. ...

Froome considering skipping 2015 Tour
08:48 AM, 10.22.2014

British cyclist Chris Froome says the 2015 Tour de France will be "massively demanding"Paris (AFP) - Chris Froome has said he may skip the 2015 Tour de France because the course, which was revealed in Paris on Wednesday, doesn't suit him.

Bobcat that escaped from New Jersey home captured
08:47 AM, 10.22.2014

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner's southern New Jersey home.

Pistorius spend first night in single jail cell
08:46 AM, 10.22.2014

people walk outside the Kgosi Mampuru Correctional Services prison in Pretoria, South Africa, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. Oscar Pistorius was sentenced to five years imprisonment at the facility by judge Thokozile Masipais for killing his girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp last year. (AP Photo)JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Oscar Pistorius spent his first night of a five-year jail term in a single cell in the hospital wing of a prison in the capital, Pretoria, said a prison official.

Beaten Giants fan says he wants to walk normally
08:46 AM, 10.22.2014

CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury after being beaten by two Dodger fans says he is happy to be alive and wants to learn to walk and run normally again.

HK protest talks show gap between students, govt
08:43 AM, 10.22.2014

A line of riot police stand guard near a barricade at an occupied area, in the Mong Kok district of Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)HONG KONG (AP) — On one side of the table sat the idealistic and earnest students in jeans and black T-shirts, knapsacks by their sides. Facing them was the lineup of seasoned government officials in formal suits.

US stocks move higher after Boeing, Yahoo earnings
08:43 AM, 10.22.2014

Traders work on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) on October 17, 2014New York (AFP) - Wall Street stocks Wednesday moved higher in early trade following generally solid earnings results from Boeing, Yahoo and others.

Man suspected of killing 7 women in Indiana refuses to respond to judge; hearing postponed
08:42 AM, 10.22.2014

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — Man suspected of killing 7 women in Indiana refuses to respond to judge; hearing postponed.

American Fowle returns to Ohio after release from North Korea
08:41 AM, 10.22.2014

(Reuters) - American Jeffrey Fowle has returned to his home in southern Ohio after his release from North Korea, where he was treated well while in captivity, his lawyer said on Wednesday. "Jeff would like you to know that he was treated well by the government of the DPRK and that he's currently in good health," lawyer Timothy Tepe said in comments broadcast live by Dayton, Ohio-based television station WDTN. Fowle, standing alongside Tepe, did not speak. (Reporting by Jon Herskovitz in Austin, Texas and David Bailey in Minneapolis)

Attorney: North Korean detainee was treated well
08:41 AM, 10.22.2014

WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — The lawyer for an American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub says the man was treated well by the North Korean government and is in good health.

US journalist recovers; Ebola 'czar' gets to work
08:41 AM, 10.22.2014

Registered nurse Keene Roadman, stands fully dressed in personal protective equipmentWASHINGTON (AP) — A TV news cameraman treated for Ebola was ready to go home Wednesday, the fifth patient transported from West Africa to recover at a U.S. hospital, as President Barack Obama brought together top aides and his new Ebola "czar" to coordinate a national response to the deadly disease.

10 men acquitted in Kurdish terror finance trial
08:40 AM, 10.22.2014

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court has acquitted 10 men who were accused of terror financing for providing money to a Kurdish separatist group.

3rd spacewalk in 3 weeks at space station
08:38 AM, 10.22.2014

This frame grab image from a live NASA feed shows Russian astronauts Maxim Suraev and Alexander Samokutyaev during a spacewalk outside the International Space Station on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The astronauts are performing maintenance, removing two antennas that are no longer needed, inspecting the outside of the Russian segment, collecting samples from windows and elsewhere to check for engine exhaust and other materials. (AP Photo/NASA)CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Spacewalking astronauts heaved an old seismic experiment overboard at the International Space Station on Wednesday.

Police arrest 2 people on terror charges
08:38 AM, 10.22.2014

LONDON (AP) — British authorities have arrested two people on terror charges as it continues to conduct counter-terror operations related to Syria at a brisk pace.

Missile, fire from Egypt wounds 2 Israeli troops
08:38 AM, 10.22.2014

Israeli soldiers carry a comrade who was wounded in an attack on the border with Egypt to a hospital in Beersheba, Israel, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the Israeli military said. The Israeli military said it has no indication yet who was behind the attack. (AP Photo/Dudu Grunshpan) ***ISRAEL OUT***JERUSALEM (AP) — Attackers from the Egyptian side of the border fired an anti-tank missile and gunshots at an Israeli military vehicle on Wednesday, wounding two soldiers in a rare cross-border incident, the military said.

India's forgotten widows defy taboos to celebrate Diwali
08:37 AM, 10.22.2014

Widows wave sparklers as they participate in a celebration for the Hindu festival Diwali on the banks of the Yamuna river in the northern city of Vrindavan on October 21, 2014Vrindavan (India) (AFP) - As the early autumn sun begins to set on the Yamuna river, hundreds of Indian women swathed in white and carrying traditional earthenware lamps file through winding streets to the edge of the holy waters.

Snowplow driver says he didn't see Total CEO's jet
08:35 AM, 10.22.2014

In this image made from video provided by Russian State Television Rossiya, an investigator works at the wreckage of a private jet which collided with a snowplow at Vnukovo airport in Moscow, Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014. The head of French oil giant Total SA and three French crew members were killed at Vnukovo airport when a corporate jet, the French-made Dassault Falcon 50, collided with a snowplow, Russian investigators said Tuesday. (AP Photo) TV OUTMOSCOW (AP) — The driver of the snowplow that apparently caused the plane carrying the Total CEO to crash at a Moscow airport says he neither saw nor heard the private jet as it sped toward him down the runway in the dark.

The Clintons, the Democrats' 2014 super surrogates
08:32 AM, 10.22.2014

In this Oct. 21, 2014, photo, former President Bill Clinton speaks during a rally for Kentucky democratic senatorial candidate Alison Lundergan Grimes at the Owensboro Convention Center in Owensboro, Ky. Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton are the validators-in-chief for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular. (AP Photo/Timothy D. Easley)AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Defending their allies, Bill and Hillary Clinton are barnstorming the country for Democrats struggling through a bleak campaign season in states where President Barack Obama is deeply unpopular.

Bomb explodes outside university in Egypt capital
08:26 AM, 10.22.2014

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a bomb has exploded outside Egypt's largest and most prominent university, injuring nine people including five policemen.

Police brutality claims shadow Tunisia elections
08:25 AM, 10.22.2014

FILE - This file photo dated May 22, 2014, shows Tunisian activists staging a demonstration in front of the Tunis courthouse in Tunisia in support of a jailed blogger. The arrest for drug possession of Aziz Amami, a prominent blogger from the 2011 revolution that overthrew Tunisia’s police state, prompted protests and a renewed effort to amend draconian drug laws that many say are used by police to abuse their enemies. On Sunday, Tunisians are set to vote in parliamentary elections that will nearly complete the democratic transition begun by the revolution, but many fear the bad old ways are creeping back. Just on Sept. 27 and Oct. 3, two more young men died in police custody under suspicious circumstances. (AP Photo/Ilyess Osmane, File)TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — When Mohammed Ali Snoussi was arrested last month in Tunis, witnesses say, police beat him with truncheons, stripped him naked and threatened to rape him in broad daylight.

Brazil's Rousseff pulls ahead of Neves as election nears
08:23 AM, 10.22.2014

Brazil's President and Workers' Party (PT) presidential candidate Rousseff takes part in a TV debate in Sao PauloBy Anthony Boadle BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pulled ahead of opposition candidate Aecio Neves in another poll on Wednesday and looks like a slight favorite heading into what is expected to be the country's tightest election in decades. The Datafolha poll was the fourth in three days to show Rousseff approaching Sunday's runoff vote with a slight edge over Neves, who had stirred investor enthusiasm by promising business-friendly policies to revive a sluggish economy. ...

Canada police say a man shot at war memorial, reports of gunfire inside Parliament
08:20 AM, 10.22.2014

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Canada police say a man shot at war memorial, reports of gunfire inside Parliament. Facebook Page

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