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  • Walker to be joined by Christie on campaign trail

    Updated: 21 min ago

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie plans to hook up with Gov. Scott Walker on the campaign trail, as Wisconsin's governor's race enters its final days. Walker was to campaign with Christie in the Wausau area and in Rhinelander on Friday. Meanwhile, Democratic...

  • Burke, supporters outspending Walker on TV ads

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Democrat Mary Burke and her supporters continue to outspend Republican Gov. Scott Walker and his backers on television campaign commercials, based on the latest tally from the Center for Public Integrity. Its data shows that Burke's side spent about $9.7 million...

  • Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing a brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming. The Higher People's Court of Yunnan Province rejected...

  • Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent

    Updated: 21 min ago

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro in October — but the rise to an annual 0.4 percent offered little relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy. Inflation was up from 0.3 percent the month before. The...

  • Russia central bank in surprisingly big rate hike

    Updated: 21 min ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's central bank has raised its main interest rate by more than anticipated as it tries to stem the ruble's fall. The bank on Friday lifted its main rate from 8 percent to 9.5 percent in a move reflecting the bank's concern over the plummeting currency. The ruble...

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

    Updated: 21 min ago

    DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) — The posters announcing the deaths of Syrian soldiers are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule. The...

  • Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 15 people

    Updated: 21 min ago

    BAGHDAD (AP) — A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants. Iraq is embroiled in its worst...

  • UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

    Updated: 21 min ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The report by a panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida and the Taliban,...

  • Global stocks get big boost from Bank of Japan

    Updated: 21 min ago

    SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stocks spiked sharply higher Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new a fresh stimulus to boost the country's flagging economy. Japan's stock benchmark was the main beneficiary, closing nearly 5 percent higher at 16,413.76, its highest...

  • Pirate Bay founder jailed for hacking Danish data

    Updated: 21 min ago

    COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities. On Thursday, Gottfrid Svartholm Warg...

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