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  • Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified. Stocks have surged back this...

  • Cornyn, Democrat Alameel meet in only debate

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Problems with the nation's immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel. Alameel cited the GOP, with its House majority, as the biggest obstacle to a comprehensive overhaul, while Cornyn said the...

  • Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave." Joseph "Skinny Joey" Merlino, the reputed head of Philadelphia's La Cosa Nostra in the 1990s, must serve...

  • Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6. The state's attorney general sought the...

  • NYC police commissioner: Hatchet attack was terror

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — A brazen daylight hatchet attack against a group of police officers on a busy New York street was a terrorist act by a reclusive Muslim convert who ranted online against America but had no clear ties to international extremists, the police commissioner said Friday....

  • Miss. high court sides with Cochran over primary

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran. Three justices agreed with Cochran's attorneys, who said state Sen. Chris McDaniel waited too long to challenge...

  • Michaud raises $440,000 in race, LePage $271,000

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud raised nearly $440,000 in the latest campaign finance reporting period, outpacing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who raised $271,000 in their tight race. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who has trailed Michaud and...

  • Brown generates fundraising edge in governor race

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown has generated a big fundraising edge over Republican Larry Hogan in the Maryland governor's race, according to the latest fundraising reports filed with the state Friday. Brown, a Democrat, reported having more than $900,000 cash on hand on...

  • NY, NJ order Ebola quarantine for doctors, others

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Alarmed by the case of an Ebola-infected New York doctor, the governors of New Jersey and New York on Friday ordered a mandatory, 21-day quarantine of all medical workers and other arriving airline passengers who have had contact with victims of the deadly disease in...

  • Google exec sets records with leap from near-space

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) — Google executive Alan Eustace broke the sound barrier and set several skydiving records over the southern New Mexico desert early Friday after taking a big leap from the edge of space. Eustace's supersonic jump was part of a project by Paragon Space Development...

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