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  • China relief helps shore up markets

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — European stocks rebounded Tuesday after figures showed China's economic growth slowed less than feared. U.S. shares were poised to make further gains at the open too amid further signs that markets have found a surer footing. KEEPING SCORE: European stock markets largely...

  • Staples investigating possible data breach

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Staples says that it is looking into a potential credit card data breach and that it has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplier retailer said that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't...

  • Schools closed in ambush suspect search area

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    SWIFTWATER, Pa. (AP) — A northeastern Pennsylvania school district is closed after at least two reported sightings of the suspect in a deadly state police ambush. Officials in the Pocono Mountain East School District announced the decision to cancel classes shortly after 5 a.m....

  • 2 children die in Massachusetts apartment fire

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — Two children have died in an early morning apartment fire in Lawrence, Massachusetts. State Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says the two young boys were found in a bedroom of a third-floor apartment in the six-unit building. Officials didn't immediately release their...

  • America says no to cappuccino potato chips

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips. Frito-Lay says Wasabi Ginger won its contest that gives people a chance to create a new flavor, beating out the coffee-flavored chips and the two other finalists — Mango Salsa and Cheddar Bacon...

  • United Technologies beats 3Q profit expectations

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — United Technologies Corp. (UTX) on Tuesday reported profit of $1.85 billion in its third quarter. On a per-share basis, the Hartford, Connecticut-based company said it had profit of $2.04. Earnings, adjusted for non-recurring gains, came to $1.82 per share. The...

  • Maine man charged with throwing baby down stairs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — A Maine man has been charged with throwing his 3-month-old son down a flight of stairs, causing a skull fracture. Authorities say 39-year-old William Lord Jr. was charged with aggravated assault, domestic violence assault on a child less than 6 years old and...

  • Final SC governor's debate set for Greenville

    Updated: 20 min ago

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The five candidates for governor in South Carolina are meeting for a debate Tuesday for the last time before next month's election. Republican Gov. Nikki Haley, Democratic challenger Vincent Sheheen and independent Tom Ervin will join two minor party candidates...

  • Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape

    Updated: 21 min ago

    FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — Authorities have brought additional charges against the man accused of abducting an 18-year-old college student in Virginia: the abduction, rape and attempted capital murder of a 26-year-old woman in a Washington, D.C. suburb. A Circuit Court grand jury in Fairfax...

  • Home where babies' bodies found being torn down

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found last month is to be torn down. The Board of Health in the city of Blackstone ordered the demolition, which was scheduled to begin Tuesday and expected to take two...

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