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- Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in three states have enacted 21-day quarantines for any travelers arriving back in the United States after having contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. But they've said little about exactly how they'll enforce such strict rules.
- Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report
Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents. Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday. The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the bloc's banking supervisor next month. It hopes that a "comprehensive assessment" -- made up of a so-called asset quality reviews and a "stress test" -- will uncover any potentially nasty surprises beforehand.
- WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000 DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.
- Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer
- Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville
- Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results
Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission. With just 11 of the 57 parliamentary seats declared, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) had won seven while newcomers, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), took four. The BDP, headed by President Ian Khama, held 45 seats in the outgoing parliament.
- Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."
- City setback as West Ham claim shock win
Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini's team had hoped to close the gap on the Blues to two points ahead of their rivals' clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Diafra Sakho added the decisive second goal in the 75th minute.
- Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops
Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.
- Kavaguti, Smirnov take Skate America pairs short
- Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
- Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs
- US students fight for lives after latest school shooting
Two teenage US girls were fighting for their lives Saturday after they were both shot in the head by a schoolmate during a deadly attack at a Washington state high school a day earlier. Joanne Roberts, a doctor at Providence Regional Medical Center in the city of Everett, 30 miles (50 kilometers) north of Seattle, said both girls had undergone surgery for head wounds. The shooting unfolded Friday morning when 14-year-old Jaylen Fryberg, a popular first-year student at the Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opened fire in the school cafeteria, classmates and officials said. Both boys were being treated at Harborview Medical Center.
- In Pakistan, a coup that wasn't
ISLAMABAD (AP) — It had all the elements of a classic coup: thousands descending on the capital, clashing with police outside parliament and commandeering state TV to demand the ouster of a civilian leader who had locked horns with the military in a country with a long history of turmoil and dictatorship.
- Clashes in northern Lebanon kill 5, wound others
BEIRUT (AP) — Lebanese troops battled Islamic militants in the northern city of Tripoli for a second day Saturday, with five people killed and more than a dozen wounded in the clashes, the Lebanese army and state media said.
- Ukraine pauses before decisive vote
MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.
- Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack
CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.
- Barca beaten by Real Madrid on Suarez debut
- Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Maui mothers are going door-to-door to urge voters to back a ban on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops because they think they are unsafe.
- Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist
TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she alleged was trying to rape her, drawing swift international condemnation for a prosecution several countries described as flawed.
- Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.
- Harvick fastest in final practice at Martinsville
- Patrick: Logano must continue to prove he's sorry
- Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market
Lebanese troops fought a fierce battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen holed up in the historic market of second city Tripoli in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site. It was the first time since the civil war in neighbouring Syria erupted in 2011 that violence had spread to the market in the northern city's historical centre, which is on the shortlist for selection as a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Top Israeli minister: 'crisis' in US relationship JERUSALEM (AP) — A top Israeli minister says there is a "crisis" in in the country's relations with the United States that must be fixed.
- Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"
- US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday.
- Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot
APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.
- Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town
MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.
- DT McCoy signs 7-year deal with Bucs Defensive tackle Gerald McCoy has signed a seven-year extension with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers worth $98 million, making McCoy the highest-paid player at his position.
- Suspect in 2 deputy deaths jailed after manhunt
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Two suspects have been booked into Sacramento County Jail following a series of shootings that left two sheriff's deputies dead, another wounded and a bystander in the hospital.
- Splash shots still define Giants' ballpark
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Imagine if big league boppers rarely dented the Green Monster at Fenway Park. Or hardly ever hit drives onto Waveland Avenue at Wrigley Field. Or never came close to the B&O Warehouse at Camden Yards.
- School worker tried to stop Washington shooting
MARYSVILLE, Wash. (AP) — A high school worker tried to stop a gunman who opened fire on a crowded lunchroom north of Seattle, killing one girl and badly wounding four others, authorities said Saturday.
- Ukraine set to vote for pro-Western future
Ukrainians were to vote Sunday in parliamentary elections overshadowed by a bloody pro-Russian uprising in the east, but described by President Petro Poroshenko as a historic chance to set the country on a pro-Western path. In his final address to the nation before polls opened, Poroshenko said Saturday that the election would "complete the transfer of power" begun in the revolution last February that overthrew Moscow-backed president Viktor Yanukovych. His Petro Poroshenko Bloc was forecast to emerge as the biggest party in the 450 seat legislature, although without an absolute majority, meaning he will have to form a coalition, probably with harder-line nationalists. For the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Communist Party was not expected to enter parliament, symbolising what Poroshenko, elected president in May with 55 percent of the vote, hopes is an irreversible political shift.
- Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo
NEW YORK (AP) — Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.
- Mali seeks to contain Ebola fears after girl dies
Mali authorities on Saturday scrambled to calm fears after Ebola claimed its first victim in the African country, a contagious toddler who took a 1,000-kilometre bus journey before being treated. The World Health Organization (WHO) warned the situation in Mali was an "emergency", and said in its latest Ebola situation report that the biggest outbreak on record has now killed 4,922 people, the vast majority of them in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, with 10,141 cases reported. The US states of New York and New Jersey ordered mandatory quarantine for medics who had treated victims of the disease in west Africa, after a doctor who had returned from the region became the first Ebola case in New York City. President Barack Obama told Americans Saturday that they must be "guided by the facts, not fear".
- Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists
- Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October
- Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71 LONDON (AP) — Musician Jack Bruce, bassist from the 1960s band Cream, has died at age 71.
- Brazil poll rivals close campaigns for hard-fought vote
Brazil's leftist President Dilma Rousseff and center-right challenger Aecio Neves wrapped up their campaigns Saturday in the hardest-fought election in the country's recent history. Rousseff, 66, a former guerrilla who was jailed and tortured for fighting Brazil's 1964-1985 dictatorship, spent Saturday morning in her southern stronghold of Porto Alegre, where she was holding a march. Neves, the business-world favorite, was meanwhile in his native state of Minas Gerais in the southeast to pay a visit to the grave of his grandfather Tancredo, a leading figure in the democratic transition who was elected president in 1985 but died before taking office. Rousseff, who was elected Brazil's first woman president in 2010, taking the reins from her popular Workers' Party (PT) mentor, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, has had to fight tooth and nail to re-emerge as the front-runner.
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