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  • Kenny G doesn't support Hong Kong protesters

    FILE - In this May 14, 2010 file photo, Kenny G, smooth jazz saxophonist, performs during a media event announcing his concert, in Taipei, Taiwan. Kenny G stopped in at Hong Kong’s pro-democracy protests on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, but his visit was out of tune with Chinese authorities, who have warned about meddling by foreign forces. (AP Photo/Chiang Ying-ying, File)HONG KONG (AP) — Smooth jazz star Kenny G insisted Thursday he's not a foreign provocateur supporting Hong Kong's pro-democracy protests, after Beijing signaled its displeasure over his inharmonious visit and repeated concerns about meddling by external forces.


  • Attorney says Kings' Voynov didn't hit girlfriend

    FILE - In this Jan. 18, 2014, file photo, Los Angeles Kings defenseman Slava Voynov (26), of Russia, is seen during the second period of an NHL hockey game against the Detroit Red Wings in Detroit. The NHL has indefinitely suspended Voynov because of domestic violence charges. The league says he was arrested Monday morning, Oct. 20, 2014, but isn't providing other details. Police in the Los Angeles suburb of Redondo Beach released limited information early Monday, giving no details of what is alleged to have occurred. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio, File)LOS ANGELES (AP) — Slava Voynov's attorney says the Los Angeles Kings defenseman never hit his girlfriend, and blames Voynov's arrest on a misunderstanding caused partly by the couple's limited ability to speak English.


  • Suspect arrested after jumping White House fence

    A man who climbed over the White House fence on Wednesday has been detained by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency saidA man who climbed over the White House fence was nabbed by Secret Service agents and dogs, a spokesman for the agency said. "At approximately 7:16 pm (1116 GMT), an individual climbed the north fence line of the White House," the spokesman said. "The individual was immediately taken into custody on the north lawn of the White House by Secret Service Uniformed Division K-9 teams and Uniformed Division Officers." The fence climber was identified as 23-year-old Dominic Adesanya from Marlyand, near the US capital, the spokesman said.


  • Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

    This undated handout image provided by Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group, shows a Deinocheirus. Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found two large powerful arm bones of a new dinosaur species in Mongolia and figured it was a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have new descriptions for the dinosaur: “goofy” and “weird.” The dinosaur probably lumbered along like a cross between TV dinosaur Barney and Jar Jar Binks of Star Wars fame: 16-feet tall, 36-foot long, 7-tons with a duckbill on its head and a hump-like sail on its back. Throw in those killer claws, tufts of feathers here and there, and no teeth _ and try not to snicker. And if that’s not enough, it ate like a giant vacuum cleaner. (AP Photo/Michael Skrepnick, Dinosaurs in Art, Nature Publishing Group)WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws.


  • Giants, Royals tied at 2 in Game 2 of World Series

    San Francisco Giants' Gregor Blanco hits a home run during the first inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Lorenzo Cain ends Jake Peavy's run of 10 straight outs with a single to start the bottom of the sixth. Cain surprisingly stays put on first as Eric Hosmer works a four-pitch walk.


  • Canada's PM says shooting rampage was terrorism OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada's war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an attack that was stopped cold when he was shot to death by the ceremonial sergeant-at-arms. Canada's prime minister called it the country's second terrorist attack in three days.
  • AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.
  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    Secret Service respond on the North Lawn of the White House after a man jumped the White House fence, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Washington. The Secret Service apprehended the man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and entered the mansion. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man was in the custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.


  • US stores hire big with high hopes for holiday shopping

    A FedEx delivery man crosses 7th Avenue near New York's Times Square, as snow falls during the rush hour on January 21, 2014Package shipper FedEx said Tuesday it would add 50,000 temporary workers for the November-January holiday shopping season, aiming to avoid last year's debacle when it and rival UPS were overwhelmed by the online sales surge, resulting in a huge number of deliveries missing the December 25 Christmas target. UPS earlier said it was adding up to 95,000 holiday workers to meet what all analysts agree will be another banner season for shipper-dependent online sales. The National Retail Federation is optimistic, predicting consumers will go on a $617 billion splurge this holiday season, 4.1 percent higher than last year.


  • Family: Doctors don't detect Ebola in nurse's body

    In this Oct. 21, 2014 photo provided by Amber Vinson, shows Vinson at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn't detect Ebola in Amber Vinson as of Tuesday evening, her family said in a statement released through a media consultant. (AP Photo/Amber Vinson)COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday.


  • US urgent air bag warning affects 7.8 mn cars

    A crash-test dummy at Takata's crash-testing facility on August 19, 2010 in Auburn Hills, MichiganUS auto safety officials expanded an urgent warning over of autos with potentially deadly defective Takata air bags to 7.8 million vehicles, 3.1 million more than previously stated. Owners of the cars should "take immediate action" to address the airbag issue, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said. The agency said that recalls due to the air bag problem involved 10 different automakers, compared to six mentioned it its Monday warning. The vehicles are being recalled because of the risk an air bag could improperly inflate and rupture, potentially sending shrapnel into the car's occupants.


  • AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

    In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details of the appeal have not been made public. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.


  • Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre'

    A helicopter from the US private security firm Blackwater flies over central Baghdad, Iraq in 2005Four former Blackwater security guards were found guilty Wednesday for their roles in a notorious 2007 mass shooting in Baghdad that left at least 14 civilians dead and deepened resentment of America's involvement in Iraq. The four ex-employees of the US private security firm were convicted on an array of charges ranging from first degree murder to voluntary manslaughter. Their convictions followed a two-month trial that heard how they opened fire with sniper rifles, machine guns and grenade launchers in Baghdad's bustling Nisour Square as they escorted a diplomatic convoy. The federal court jury in Washington found Nicholas Slatten guilty of first-degree murder.


  • Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

    Alison Lundergan Grimes speaks to reporters, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, after her appearance at the Bowling Green Noon Rotary Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky. (AP Photo/Daily News, Miranda Pederson)WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican Mitch McConnell.


  • Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

    Kansas City Royals' Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler and Alcides Escobar had run-scoring hits off Jake Peavy, and the Kansas City Royals took a 2-1 lead over San Francisco after three innings Wednesday night as they tried to even the World Series at a game apiece.


  • AP NewsAlert SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — AP NewsBreak: California prisons to end policy that segregated inmates by race after riots.
  • Texas' Davis says she would welcome Obama visit AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Democrat Wendy Davis said Wednesday she would welcome President Barack Obama campaigning for her in Texas after largely keeping distance from him throughout her underdog run for governor.
  • 10 Things to Know for Thursday

    The sun sets on Parliament Hill as seen across the river from Ottawa, Ontario, in Gatineau, Quebec, Wednesday Oct. 22, 2014. A gunman opened fire at the National War Memorial, killing a soldier, then moved to nearby Parliament Hill and was shot and killed by Parliament's sergeant-at-arms. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Fred Chartrand)Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Thursday:


  • Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

    This undated photo provided by Bonhams shows a vintage 1976 Apple 1 computer that is among the items being offered for auction on Oct. 22, 2014 by Bonhams auction house in New York. The Steve Wozniak-designed computer is estimated to bring $300,000 to $500,000. Only 15 have been documented as operational with one selling at auction last year for $671,000. (AP Photo/Bonhams)NEW YORK (AP) — A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.


  • US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

    In this image released by Nebraska Medical Center, from left, Dr. Levy, Mukpo, Ashoka Mukpo and his partner Helen Finlay, embrace shortly after Ashoka, an American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola, was released from Nebraska Medical Center's biocontainment unit, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Omaha, Neb. (AP Photo/Nebraska Medical Center, Taylor Wilson)OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.


  • Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Ron Wyden says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms used for agency officers mentioned in the document.
  • Judge nixes Teresa Giudice's halfway house bid

    FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2014, file photo, "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" stars Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, center, and his wife, Teresa Giudice, right, of Montville Township, N.J., walk toward the Martin Luther King Jr. Courthouse before a court appearance, in Newark, N.J. Teresa Giudice is petitioning to serve most of her federal prison sentence in a halfway house. She was sentenced to 15 months in prison after she pleaded guilty to bankruptcy fraud and conspiracy. Her husband, Giuseppe "Joe" Giudice, was sentenced to 41 months. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A federal judge won't recommend that prison officials allow "Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice to serve most of her prison sentence in a halfway house.


  • Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

    Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding several people in what police called a terror attack. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)JERUSALEM (AP) — A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and wounding eight people in what police called a terror attack.


  • Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas LOS ANGELES (AP) — An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.
  • Probe: UNC academic fraud was 'shadow curriculum'

    Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in Chapel Hill, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. The findings revealed academic fraud involving more than 3,100 students. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — A scandal involving bogus classes and inflated grades at the University of North Carolina was bigger than previously reported, encompassing about 1,500 athletes who got easy A's and B's over a span of nearly two decades, according to an investigation released Wednesday.


  • US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

    This undated handout photo provided by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows a kit that travelers from Ebola-stricken West African nations will be given containing information cards and a thermometer and they will be required to make daily check-ins with state or local health officials to report their status. CDC Director Dr. Tom Frieden said the check-ins could be in person, by telephone, Skype or Facetime or through employers — CDC was consulting with the state and local officials to help them work that out. (AP Photo/CDC)ATLANTA (AP) — All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.


  • Senate candidates in Kan. seek to bolster support

    FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, Sen. Pat Roberts, R-Kan., answers a question during a debate with independent candidate Greg Orman in Overland Park, Kansas. Embattled three-term incumbent Roberts is taking the endorsement of a former Kansas governor and hitting the road to the state’s rural west, where he needs to win big on Nov. 4 to fend off challenger Greg Orman. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner, File)LENEXA, Kan. (AP) — Independent Senate candidate Greg Orman on Wednesday decried a "broken political system that does not work for Kansas" in asking voters to join him in his surprisingly competitive challenge to veteran Republican Sen. Pat Roberts.


  • Magic Johnson ready to assist tech in diversity

    FILE - In this Oct. 11, 2014, file photo, Earvin "Magic" Johnson addresses the audience after receiving the Brass Ring Award for his humanitarian efforts at the 2014 Carousel of Hope Ball at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif. The retired Los Angeles Laker 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 to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File)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 to help Silicon Valley hire more blacks and Latinos to diversify the technology industry's largely white and Asian workforce.


  • Company fined $25M for work-at-home scheme LOS ANGELES (AP) — A California company that promised lucrative returns for a few hours of work at home was fined $25 million on Wednesday for misleading 110,000 people to buy into the scheme that almost never paid off.
  • Teens' travel renews concerns about terror appeal DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls being investigated for trying to join Islamic State forces in Syria were victims of an "online predator" who encouraged them, a school official said Wednesday, as U.S. officials tried to determine how they made it to Europe without anyone knowing and whether terrorists' appeal is deepening among vulnerable youth.
  • Giants-Royals square off in Game 2 of World Series

    A San Francisco Giants player watts to hit during batting practice before Game 2 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)Another nice fall night in Kansas City for Game 2. There's some wind tonight — these fans dressed head-to-toe in blue are hoping this World Series doesn't become a blowout.


  • Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot

    FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A candidate for tribal president on the nation's largest Indian reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office.


  • The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding

    In this Aug. 12, 2014 photo, employees of Rivalry Games work on their computers at technology incubator MuckerLab, in Santa Monica, Calif. The relocation of tech companies to southern California is part of a growing movement of U.S. cities seeking to duplicate the formula that turned northern California’s Silicon Valley, slightly south of San Francisco, into a mecca of society-shifting innovation and immense wealth. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)When you think of tech startups, you probably think Northern California. Companies there receive the largest share of funding from venture capitalists, but there are several other notable pockets around the country.


  • Survey: Harassment a common part of online life

    FILE - In this Monday, Sept. 26, 2011 file photo, 22-year-old Catherine Devine reads instant messages on her laptop screen at her home in Kings Park, N.Y. Devine had her first of several brushes with online harassment in seventh grade, before she'd even ventured onto the Internet. A report released Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 by the Pew Research Center found that nearly three-quarters of American adults who use the Internet have witnessed online harassment. Forty percent have experienced it themselves. (AP Photo/Kathleen Malone-Van Dyke, File)NEW YORK (AP) — A new study confirms what many Internet users know all too well: Harassment is a common part of online life.


  • BofA to refund Apple Pay customers charged twice SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week.
  • Man missing 9 years found dead in car in Ohio pond DELAWARE, Ohio (AP) — A man who disappeared after a July Fourth party nine years ago was found dead in a car pulled from a pond this week, a sheriff's office said Wednesday.
  • FedEx, UPS make plans for a better holiday season

    In this July 9, 2014 photo, David Demeter sorts packages at the FedEx Express station in Nashville, Tenn. FedEx on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 forecast that deliveries between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve will rise 8.8 percent over last year, to 290 million shipments. That's a more subdued forecast than a year ago, when FedEx predicted 13 percent growth for the season. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)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.


  • 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles

    In this Sept. 27, 2014 photo, a man in a dress shirt and sport jacket skateboards his way along the Venice beach boardwalk in Los Angeles. The relocation of tech companies to southern California is part of a growing movement of U.S. cities seeking to duplicate the formula that turned northern California’s Silicon Valley, slightly south of San Francisco, into a mecca of society-shifting innovation and immense wealth. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)LOS ANGELES (AP) — So long Silicon Valley. These days entrepreneurs and engineers are flocking to a place better known for wave surfing than Web surfing. Amid the palm trees and purple sunsets of the Southern California coastline, techies have built "Silicon Beach."


  • Review: Shailene Woodley gets lost in a blizzard

    In this image released by Magnolia Pictures, Shiloh Fernandez, left, and Shailene Woodley appear in a scene from "White Bird in a Blizzard." (AP Photo/Magnolia Pictures)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" — that one less-than-stellar film won't alter her upward trajectory.


  • Google unveils app for managing Gmail inboxes

    This product image provided by Google shows the iPhone version of the company's Inbox app. The application is designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often become buried in their inboxes. (AP Photo/Google)SAN JOSE, Calif. (AP) — Google is introducing an application designed to make it easier for its Gmail users to find and manage important information that can often get buried in their inboxes.


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