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  • Mexico: Mayor linked to deadly attack on students

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Officials said Wednesday that a drug gang implicated in the disappearance of 43 students in a southern city essentially ran the town, paying the mayor hundreds of thousands of dollars a month out of its profits from making opium paste to fuel the U.S. heroin market....

  • Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — The U.S. government is now urging owners of nearly 8 million cars and trucks to have the air bags repaired because of potential danger to drivers and passengers. But the effort is being complicated by confusing information and a malfunctioning website. The government's...

  • Colorado girls make possible bid to join militants

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver being investigated for possibly trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria aren't radicalized jihadis but rather victims of an online predator, a school official said Wednesday. Tustin Amole, a spokesman for the Cherry Creek...

  • Beaten Giants fan shows significant progress

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CAPITOLA, Calif. (AP) — Bryan Stow, the San Francisco Giants fan who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a 2011 beating by two Los Angeles Dodgers fans, is cracking jokes, fist-bumping and hoping to one day discard his walker and run on his own. His remarkable progress was displayed...

  • Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and...

  • Spot will cost you: Pet rents become apartment fad

    Updated: 18 min ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Man's best friend is taking a bite out of renters' wallets. Pet security deposits register in the hundreds of dollars and are getting steeper. Now, a monthly rental payment ranging from $10 to $50 is quickly becoming the norm, adding to the cost. Apartment managers...

  • Manning won't laugh if Chargers manage keep-away encore

    The Associated Press
    Updated: 36 min ago

    DENVER — Peyton Manning laughed when his receivers played hot potato with his record-setting memento last weekend. He won't be nearly as jolly Thursday night if the San Diego Chargers play keep-away from the Denver Broncos' high-powered offense as they did last year. The Broncos...

  • Q&A: Actress Anna Gunn talks 'Gracepoint'

    Terry Terrones
    Updated: 37 min ago

    Recently I was able to sit in on a conference call with actress Anna Gunn. The “Breaking Bad” vet is starring in the new drama “Gracepoint,” which airs Thursdays on Fox. Below is a transcript of the conversation. Q: You had mentioned at the premiere that you kind of dove right into...

  • North Korean detainee reunites with family in Ohio

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    WEST CARROLLTON, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and held for nearly six months in North Korea for leaving a Bible at a nightclub returned home to Ohio on Wednesday to tears of joy and hugs from his wife and surprised children. A plane carrying Jeffrey Fowle, who was released with...

  • Stanford picked to win Pac-12 women's crown; Colorado 10th

    The Associated Press
    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO — Hall of Fame coach Tara VanDerveer's Stanford team has been picked to win a 15th consecutive Pac-12 regular-season women's basketball championship. A poll of the league coaches gave the Cardinal 116 points and seven first-place votes, the Pac-12 announced during its...

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