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If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa
04:37 PM, 10.20.2014

LONDON (AP) — A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

 
Hawaii rides out storm, but remote islands at risk
04:29 PM, 10.20.2014

Maryanne Fisher, of League City, Texas, stands in the rain on Waikiki Beach with Diamond Head in the background in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. Fisher said she plans to spend the rest of the day in the hotel bar with her husband, Mike. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)HONOLULU (AP) — Sunny skies are returning to the Aloha State, the day after a storm left Hawaii without doing much harm beyond heavy rain.


 
Stiviano lawsuit against Shelly Sterling dismissed
04:26 PM, 10.20.2014

FILE - In this Dec. 19, 2010, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling, right, and V. Stiviano, left, watch the Clippers play the Los Angeles Lakers during an NBA preseason basketball game in Los Angeles. A judge who was on the verge of allowing a defamation suit by Sterling’s mistress to go forward decided to reconsider after hearing from Shelley Sterling’s lawyer Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. Attorney Pierce O’Donnell called the filing by V. Stiviano an act of spite and revenge against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers’ owner. (AP Photo/Danny Moloshok, File)A judge reversed course Monday and dismissed a defamation lawsuit by Donald Sterling's mistress against the estranged wife of the former Los Angeles Clippers owner. Judge Richard Fruin issued a tentative ...


 
Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals
04:26 PM, 10.20.2014

FILE - In this June 4, 2014, file photo Labor Secretary Thomas Perez speaks in Washington. Perez sought Monday, Oct. 20 to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available. Speaking at the National Press Club, Perez also suggested that many U.S. workers have failed to benefit from the nation's economic recovery. (AP Photo/Connor Radnovich, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.


 
Alabama state House speaker indicted on corruption charges
04:25 PM, 10.20.2014

(Reuters) - Alabama's Republican state house speaker was indicted on 23 criminal counts of corruption by a grand jury, court records released on Monday show. Mike Hubbard, who led a Republican takeover of the state legislature in 2010, was indicted on charges that include using his office for personal gain and legislating with a conflict of interest. (Reporting by Jonathan Kaminsky in New Orleans; Editing by Mohammad Zargham)

 
AbbVie says $55 billion acquisition of Shire officially dead
04:21 PM, 10.20.2014

A screen displays the share price for pharmaceutical maker AbbVie on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange(Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker AbbVie Inc said on Monday it has reached agreement with Shire Plc to officially call off its proposed $55 billion purchase of the Irish company, and will pay Shire a $1.64 billion breakup fee for walking away from the deal. AbbVie, which last week said its board of directors had withdrawn its recommendation to proceed with the Shire purchase, blamed the unraveling on last month's rules changes by the U.S. Treasury Department aimed at curtailing a wave of such deals in which U.S. ...


 
Rest or rust? Royals, Giants set for World Series
04:21 PM, 10.20.2014

Kansas City Royals manager Ned Yost watches batters during baseball practice Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Royals will host the San Francisco Giants in Game 1 of the World Series on Oct. 21. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Alex Gordon took a big rip at a batting-practice fastball, fouled it off badly into the cage, and ducked when the carom nearly hit him in the head.


 
Prosecutor clears DeMaio of sex harassment claims
04:12 PM, 10.20.2014

SAN DIEGO (AP) — San Diego prosecutors say there isn't enough evidence to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio with sexually harassing a former campaign aide or charge the aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

 
Banks should defer bonuses 10 years, tap them for fines: Fed official
04:07 PM, 10.20.2014

William Dudley, President of the New York Federal Reserve Bank, speaks at Brooklyn College in the Brooklyn borough of New YorkBy Michael Flaherty (Reuters) - Banks should defer bonus payments for 10 years and tap the bonus pool to pay any regulatory fines, a top Federal Reserve official said on Monday, taking aim at continued lapses across the industry even after the 2007-9 financial crisis. New York Federal Reserve Bank President William Dudley said banks should move toward paying employees in debt securities for their annual incentive pay, rather than in equity. ...


 
In Chicago, a warm homecoming for unpopular Obama
04:04 PM, 10.20.2014

President Barack Obama delivers remarks during a campaign rally for Gov. Pat Quinn, D-Ill., at Chicago State University on Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)CHICAGO (AP) — They say you can never truly go home again, but for Barack Obama, perhaps the old adage doesn't apply.


 
Surfer fends off shark attack with fist, board
04:03 PM, 10.20.2014

WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A man surfing with his three young sons used his fist and surfboard to fend off a shark attack in waters off Maui that were rough and murky from a hurricane that churned passed Hawaii over the weekend.

 
McIlroy to skip 2 events to focus on lawsuit
03:59 PM, 10.20.2014

DUBLIN (AP) — Rory McIlroy said Monday that mediation in a lawsuit with his former management company has failed, and he will skip his next two tournaments in China because he needs time to prepare for the trial.

 
Colorado proposes edible pot ban, then retreats
03:57 PM, 10.20.2014

In this Sept. 26, 2014 photo, smaller-dose pot-infused brownies are packaged at The Growing Kitchen, in Boulder. Recreational marijuana sellers are reaching out to novice cannabis users with edible products that impart a milder buzz and make it easy for inexperienced customers to find a dose they are less likely to regret taking. The marketing shift is the pot-industry equivalent of selling beer and wine alongside higher-alcohol options such as whiskey and vodka. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)DENVER (AP) — Colorado health authorities suggested banning many edible forms of marijuana, including brownies, cookies and most candies. Then the officials quickly backtracked after the suggestion went public.


 
Ebola patient released from Atlanta hospital
03:57 PM, 10.20.2014

ATLANTA (AP) — An Ebola patient who's been treated in Atlanta since early September has been released, hospital officials said Monday.

 
Search shifts after ambush suspect likely spotted
03:56 PM, 10.20.2014

Police shifted their search and a northeastern Pennsylvania school district tightened security Monday after the suspect in a deadly police ambush was believed to have been spotted near one of its campuses.

 
Rabbi leads vigil outside Met to protest opera
03:55 PM, 10.20.2014

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A globally prominent rabbi led Jewish teenagers in a prayer vigil Monday outside the Metropolitan Opera to protest an opera they say glorifies Palestinian terrorists.


 
New iPhones deliver big profits for Apple
03:54 PM, 10.20.2014

Apple said its quarterly profit rose 13 percent to $8.5 billion, as revenues jumped to $42.1 billion on strong iPhone salesSan Francisco (AFP) - The new big-screen iPhones helped propel Apple's profit and revenue in the past quarter, as the California tech giant delivered stronger-than-expected results.


 
Garrett shuns contract talk with hot Dallas start
03:52 PM, 10.20.2014

Dallas Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett talks to an official on the sideline during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Brandon Wade)IRVING, Texas (AP) — Add Jason Garrett to the list of questions about new contracts facing Cowboys owner Jerry Jones.


 
US cautiously optimistic after no new Ebola in 5 days
03:51 PM, 10.20.2014

Passengers arrive at Los Angeles International Airport on October 17, 2014 as fear of the Ebola virus continues to growWashington (AFP) - With no new Ebola cases in five days, US authorities were cautious but hopeful Monday that the virus has been contained in the United States after a flawed response revealed shortcomings in the system.


 
US top court to hear 1985 California death penalty case
03:45 PM, 10.20.2014

The US Supreme Court has agreed to consider reinstating a 30-year-old death sentence given to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in CaliforniaWashington (AFP) - The US Supreme Court said Monday it will consider reinstating a three-decade-old death sentence handed down to a Hispanic man by an all-white jury in California.


 
Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series
03:44 PM, 10.20.2014

FILE - In this Aug. 18, 2014 file photo, Trisha Yearwood poses in Nashville, Tenn. Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series. Major League Baseball said Monday, Oct. 20, that Yearwood will sing "The Star Spangled Banner" ahead of Game 1 when the San Francisco Giants play the Kansas City Royals on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.


 
Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
03:42 PM, 10.20.2014

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday they believe it is the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

 
Convicted murderer sues state over prison porn ban
03:40 PM, 10.20.2014

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A convicted murderer sentenced to more than a half-century behind bars is suing the state of Connecticut, saying its ban on pornography in prison violates his constitutional rights.

 
Unless RG3 is ready, McCoy to start for Redskins
03:35 PM, 10.20.2014

Washington Redskins quarterback Kirk Cousins, left, sits on the bench with quarterback Colt McCoy and quarterback Robert Griffin III, right, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans, Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, in Landover, Md. The Redskins won 19-17. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — If Robert Griffin III is completely ready, he'll start for the Washington Redskins against the Dallas Cowboys next Monday night.


 
'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' actor arrested in Idaho
03:34 PM, 10.20.2014

This Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, booking photo provided by Ada County Sheriff shows actor Nicholas Brendon, of Sherman Oaks, Calif., after he was arrested in Boise, Idaho. Brendon has been charged with two misdemeanors, including malicious injury to property and resisting or obstructing officers. (AP Photo/Ada County Sheriff)BOISE, Idaho (AP) — An actor best known for his role in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" is apologizing for actions that led to his arrest in a hotel lobby in southwest Idaho.


 
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas
03:28 PM, 10.20.2014

DALLAS (AP) — The woman who checked Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan's vitals before calling him an ambulance beamed with pride Monday as she sent her children off to school for the first time in three weeks, with clearance from health officials tucked into their backpacks.

 
Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
03:11 PM, 10.20.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

 
Polish ex-minister quoted saying Putin offered to divide Ukraine with Poland
03:11 PM, 10.20.2014

Former Polish foreign minister Radoslaw Sikorski speaks at the lower house of the Polish parliament in WarsawWARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliamentary speaker, Radoslaw Sikorski, has been quoted as saying that Russian President Vladimir Putin proposed to Poland's then leader in 2008 that they divide Ukraine between themselves. Sikorski, who until September served as Poland's foreign minister, was quoted telling U.S. website Politico that Putin made the proposal during Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk's visit to Moscow in 2008 - although he later said some of the interview had been "overinterpreted". "He wanted us to become participants in this partition of Ukraine ... ...


 
US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks
03:07 PM, 10.20.2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

 
Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
03:04 PM, 10.20.2014

FILE - This 2011 photo provided by Wilmot Chayee shows Thomas Eric Duncan at a wedding in Ghana. People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies. (AP Photo/Wilmot Chayee)WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.


 
Toyota recalls 247,000 vehicles in U.S. over Takata air bags
02:58 PM, 10.20.2014

A Toyota logo is seen on a car inside a showroom at a Toyota dealership in WarsawBy Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp recalled 247,000 cars, SUVs and pickup trucks in the United States on Monday because of potentially defective front passenger air bag inflators from Japan's Takata Corp that can rupture and spray metal shrapnel, according to U.S. safety regulators. That raised the number of vehicles affected by regional recalls launched in June by several automakers due to the Takata air bags to more than 4.5 million. ...


 
Turkey to let Iraqi Kurds reinforce Kobani as U.S. drops arms to defenders
02:55 PM, 10.20.2014

By Gulsen Solaker and Tom Perry ANKARA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey said on Monday it would allow Iraqi Kurdish fighters to reinforce fellow Kurds in the Syrian town of Kobani on Turkey's border, and the United States air-dropped arms to help the Kurds there resist an Islamic State assault. Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey was facilitating the passage of Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga forces, themselves fighting Islamic State in Iraq. He stopped short of saying whether Ankara backed the U.S. air-drop of weapons. ...

 
Florida AD: season evaluated as it plays out
02:52 PM, 10.20.2014

Florida head coach Will Muschamp paces the sidelines during the second half of an NCAA college football game against Missouri in Gainesville, Fla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Missouri won 42-13. (AP Photo/John Raoux)GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Florida coach Will Muschamp is getting at least another game to turn things around.


 
US stocks gain despite weak IBM earnings
02:46 PM, 10.20.2014

IBM shares plummeted Monday after the tech giant reporting disappointing earnings, pushing Wall Street stocks lowerNew York (AFP) - US stocks rose Monday, shaking off weak IBM earnings and extending the rally that began late last week.


 
Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death
02:46 PM, 10.20.2014

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.

 
Apple, IBM to shed light on apps, alliance next month
02:44 PM, 10.20.2014

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc and IBM have signed up about 50 initial corporate clients for software solutions and apps developed jointly under their recently forged strategic alliance, chief financial officer Luca Maestri told Reuters. The two companies, which in July announced they would team up to sell iPads and iPhones with specialized software to corporate and government customers, will announce the first batch of apps and software next month, he said in an interview on Monday. ...

 
France, Germany pledge action to boost investment, growth
02:42 PM, 10.20.2014

German Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel embraces French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron after a press conference at the Finance Ministry in Berlin, on October 20, 2014Berlin (AFP) - France and Germany, the eurozone's two biggest economies, promised Monday to do what was needed to boost investment in the single currency area at a time when the region's economy is flagging badly.


 
Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
02:40 PM, 10.20.2014

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.

 
BioMerieux working to get FDA approval for Ebola screening test
02:33 PM, 10.20.2014

(Reuters) - BioMerieux SA is working with U.S. health regulators to determine if its test to screen for bio threats could be used to detect the Ebola virus, spokeswoman Suzanne Jones said. The FilmArray system was originally developed for pandemic surveillance and to screen for bio threats – agents like bacteria and viruses that could be used in biological warfare. Since the system was solely developed for environmental surveillance, it is necessary for BioMerieux to show the U.S. Food and Drug Administration evidence that the test could be used clinically, Jones said in an emailed statement. ...

 
Lorde's 'Royals' banned by baseball rivals
02:30 PM, 10.20.2014

World Series jerseys are seen during the 2014 World Series Media Day at Kauffman Stadium on October 20, 2014 in Kansas City, MissouriNew York (AFP) - Lorde's smash hit "Royals" is suddenly taking on a renewed significance -- and, to one set of sports fans, unwelcome -- as the Kansas City Royals head to baseball's World Series.


 
 
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