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- Kenny G doesn't support Hong Kong protesters
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
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 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
- Giants, Royals tied at 2 in Game 2 of World Series
- 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
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
Package 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
- US urgent air bag warning affects 7.8 mn cars
US 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
- Blackwater guards found guilty in 2007 Iraq 'massacre'
Four 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
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, 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
- Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction
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
- 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
- Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station
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'
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
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
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
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
- Tribe's highest court orders candidate off ballot
- The top 20 US cities for tech startup funding
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
- 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
- 'Silicon Beach' brings tech boom to Los Angeles
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
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
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