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  • Democrats in tight New England governor races

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. Would-be Democratic governors — Rhode Island Treasurer...

  • Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish of governor's race

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them. Democrat Tom Wolf and...

  • Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of...

  • Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SURUC, Turkey (AP) — The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay. The official with...

  • Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ROME (AP) — Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union. Italy launched the Mare Nostrum (Our Sea) operation last year after 366 would-be...

  • US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else. Samantha Power, the envoy to the United Nations, has been openly critical of the quarantine...

  • Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) — A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others has been given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years. Judge David Smith sentenced Justin Bourque Friday to life in prison with no...

  • Protests push Burkina Faso president from power

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him. An army general...

  • Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society has resigned after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny. Fiona Woolf, lord mayor of London, said Friday that she had decided "to get out of the way"...

  • Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing. Parents of the three siblings,...

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