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  • Analysis: In Senate battle, GOP's weapon is Obama

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Struggling to preserve their Senate majority, Democrats are attacking Republicans over Medicare and Social Security in Louisiana, spending cuts in Arkansas, offshore jobs in New Hampshire and women's issues in Colorado. Republicans have a one-size fits-all...

  • Meyers Taylor plans to race bobsleds against men

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — Elana Meyers Taylor will drive in U.S. bobsled's four-man team trials next month. Taylor is a two-time Olympic women's bobsled medalist and is already assured of a spot on the World Cup team this season after driving her way to a silver medal at the Sochi Games...

  • BC-BOB--US-Mixed Teams,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PARK CITY, Utah (AP) — U.S. Olympic women's bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor is going to race against men. And when she does, it'll be a family affair. Taking advantage of a new rule by bobsled's worldwide governing body that essentially declared four-man bobsledding gender neutral,...

  • Japan facing ban from international basketball

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top leagues. FIBA has said it will suspend the Japan Basketball Association if its mandate of a merger between the two leagues is not met by the end of October....

  • BC-BKO--FIBA-Japan Ban,1st Ld-Writethru

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan is facing a potential ban from basketball's world governing body FIBA over a failure to merge its two top leagues. FIBA has said it will suspend the Japan Basketball Association if its mandate of a merger between the two leagues is not met by the end of October....

  • Despite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvest

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. The nation, which suffered a near...

  • Gestapo impostor tricked Nazi sympathizers in WWII

    Published: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — At the height of World War II, Hans Kohout wanted to give the Nazis advance word of a top-secret British tactic that could neutralize an enemy's air defenses, leaving major cities exposed to devastating air raids. Kohout, a naturalized British citizen, knew about it from...

  • Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine. That claim was made by former Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski in an interview with Politico published Sunday. It...

  • Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former...

  • China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank. The Asian Infrastructure...

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