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  • Man attacked by shark in Western Australia

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    SYDNEY (AP) — A man was seriously injured in a shark attack in Western Australia on Thursday, officials said. The man was attacked at Wylie Bay in the town of Esperance on Western Australia's remote southern coast, the state fisheries department said in a statement. Fisheries...

  • Firm says phone app spies on Hong Kong protesters

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — A U.S. security firm says the Chinese government might be using a smartphone app to spy on pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong. The firm, Lacoon Mobile Security, says activists have received a link to the application that says it was created by a protest group. The...

  • A look at changes in college prep history courses

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado students and teachers are protesting a school board's attempt to change the new way some history college prep classes are being taught and tested. For years, high school teachers have complained that Advanced Placement history classes — electives which are meant...

  • AP PHOTOS: Lines linger for famed Chicago hot dogs

    Updated: Thu, Oct 2, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's hippest hot dog stand helped elevate the lowly sausage into a culinary superstar by stuffing it with exotic ingredients including escargot, foie gras and rattlesnake. When the owner announced the gourmet shop was closing, everyone expected encased-meat...

  • Asian stocks down on recovery, Ebola worries

    Updated: 0 min ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Asian stocks fell Thursday amid worries about the strength of U.S. and European recoveries and the first American case of Ebola. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's Nikkei 225 index lost 1.7 percent to 15,815.45 points and South Korea's Kospi fell 0.9 percent to 1,973.31....

  • Alleged Beltran Leyva cartel boss nabbed in Mexico

    Updated: 13 min ago

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Hector Beltran Leyva, the purported head of a feared drug gang allegedly run by his family, became the fourth brother to fall when soldiers grabbed him while dining at a seafood restaurant. No shots were fired during the operation in San Miguel de Allende, a popular...

  • AP PHOTOS: Trash pickers worry about end of dump

    Updated: 13 min ago

    BRASILIA, Brazil (AP) — Against a distant skyline of high-rise buildings, huge vultures dive over the nearly 9 tons of rubbish that arrive daily at the huge dump in Brazil's capital as nearly 3,000 trash pickers set aside recyclable plastic, metal and paper to sell. Known in...

  • Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs

    Updated: 14 min ago

    Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico: — Oct. 1, 2014: Mexico announces the capture of Hector Beltran Leyva, alleged head of the Beltran Leyva cartel. Authorities say Beltran Leyva, alias "The H" and "The Engineer," assumed leadership of the group following...

  • Ebola worries could keep some Dallas students home

    Updated: 15 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Some parents are removing their children from Dallas schools after learning that five students had contact with the first person to be diagnosed with Ebola in the U.S. Dallas Independent School District Superintendent Mike Miles says none of the five children have shown...

  • Iraq considering Australian airstrike request

    Updated: 57 min ago

    CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — Iraq's ambassador to Australia on Thursday gave no timetable for when his government might decide on Australia's request to launch airstrikes against Islamic State targets. Australia has six F/A-18F Super Hornet jet fighters waiting on standby in the United...

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