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  • Threat to break isolation in Liberia over food

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Dozens of people quarantined for Ebola monitoring in western Liberia are threatening to break out of isolation because they have no food, the West African nation's state radio reported Thursday. Forty-three people were put in quarantine after four people died...

  • France reclaims title: world's largest wine maker

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PARIS (AP) — France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent. French vignerons will produce around 46.2 million hectoliters of wine — about 6.16 billion bottles — this year, up 10 percent from a...

  • European authorities aim to purge weak banks

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Europe's biggest banks are facing a day of judgment as the European Central Bank prepares to unveil the results of a yearlong search through the dark corners of their finances. It's a step that comes none too soon for the struggling economy of the 18-country...

  • Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LISBON, Portugal (AP) — A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid. The shares spiked 11 percent at 1.09 euro Thursday in Lisbon, ending days of losses, which saw the...

  • Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision. A judge in Birmingham issued an order Wednesday throwing out the lawsuit filed by Johnny Lee Banks Jr. and his wife against a hospital...

  • NK experts: US must apologize to free detainees

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — The United States government must make a formal apology to secure the freedom of two Americans who remain imprisoned in North Korea after the release this week of Jeffrey Fowle, North Korean legal experts said Thursday. Although North Korea released...

  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in financial statements Wednesday that its revenue fell 25 percent in the...

  • Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Singer Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium. The chart-topping 22-year-old pop star delivered the tunes "I Love It," ''Fancy" and "Boom Clap" to a crowd of excited high school students at...

  • Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. "We are optimistic about the remainder of the year," CEO Jack Koraleski said. "Assuming the economy and weather...

  • Ice cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attacked

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said. The truck struck the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical...

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