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  • Lloyd leads US women past Mexico 3-0

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    CHESTER, Pa. (AP) — After the United States' path to the World Cup hit a snag four years ago, Carli Lloyd was happy to help send the team through smoothly this time. Lloyd scored a pair of goals in a 3-0 semifinal victory over Mexico on Friday night, securing the United States a trip...

  • Royals beat Giants 3-2 for 2-1 World Series lead

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Sparkling defense, a stingy bullpen and just enough timely hitting. That winning formula of fundamental baseball has put the Kansas City Royals ahead in the World Series. They even looked comfortable in the tricky territory at unfamiliar AT&T Park. Jeremy Guthrie...

  • Michaud raises $440,000 in race, LePage $271,000

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Mike Michaud raised nearly $440,000 in the latest campaign finance reporting period, outpacing Republican Gov. Paul LePage, who raised $271,000 in their tight race. Independent candidate Eliot Cutler, who has trailed Michaud and...

  • Cornyn, Democrat Alameel meet in only debate

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — Problems with the nation's immigration system dominated a debate Friday between U.S. Sen. John Cornyn and Democratic challenger David Alameel. Alameel cited the GOP, with its House majority, as the biggest obstacle to a comprehensive overhaul, while Cornyn said the...

  • Miss. high court sides with Cochran over primary

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — The Mississippi Supreme Court said Friday that it won't revive an election challenge by a candidate who lost a Republican primary to Sen. Thad Cochran. Three justices agreed with Cochran's attorneys, who said state Sen. Chris McDaniel waited too long to challenge...

  • Controversial ad a topic of last governor's debate

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Colorado Democratic Gov. John Hickenlooper said Friday he was dumbfounded by a television ad from Republican challenger Bob Beauprez referencing the death of state Corrections Director Tom Clements in an effort to criticize Hickenlooper's public-safety record. In their...

  • Nepal bus crash kills 14, injures dozens

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    KATMANDU, Nepal (AP) — A Nepal bus packed with people, including Israeli tourists and locals heading home for a Hindu festival, veered off a mountain highway, killing 14 and injuring dozens, police said Saturday. Among those killed was at least one Israeli woman who was part of a...

  • 16 killed in China coal mine collapse

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — China's official news agency says 16 coal miners were killed after their shaft collapsed in the country's northwest. Another 11 miners were injured in the disaster that struck just before midnight Friday in Tiechanggou township outside the Xinjiang regional capital of...

  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship. Four others received sentences of...

  • Dallas nurse receives thanks, hug from Obama

    Updated: Fri, Oct 24, 2014

    BETHESDA, Md. (AP) — A nurse who caught Ebola while caring for a Dallas patient who died of the disease walked out of a Washington-area hospital virus-free Friday and into open arms. Nina Pham got a hug from President Barack Obama in the Oval Office at the White House. And outside the...

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