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  • Jack Bruce, bassist of 60's band Cream, dies at 71

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his home in Suffolk, England. A statement released by his family said "the world of music will be a poorer place...

  • Sweet dreams: Sleep expert helps Giants in October

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Some extra postseason pillow time has Brandon Crawford and the San Francisco Giants dreaming about another World Series championship. Sweet dreams, indeed. Looking for any advantage, the Giants are again getting help in October from a sleep expert. The Giants...

  • US attorneys announce election monitoring plans

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' two U.S. attorneys have announced plans for monitoring the Nov. 4 general election. U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer for the Eastern District of Arkansas and U.S. Attorney Connor Eldridge for the Western District say their offices will work with the...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak...

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Campaigning material was being taken down across the country in line...

  • Doctor with Ebola had early interest in service

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Those who interacted with Craig Spencer at Grosse Pointe North High School in suburban Detroit couldn't help but notice something special about the young man, who years later would risk his own safety to help others survive Ebola, according to a former teacher. Spencer,...

  • Report: Oral health has improved for NH children

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A new report is shows there's been statewide progress in children's oral health in New Hampshire. The report released recently by the HNH Foundation found significant improvement since a survey done in 2009, with a 31.7 percent decrease in untreated tooth decay...

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported. Amnesty International and other human rights groups had called on Iran's judiciary to halt the execution. But IRNA said...

  • Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters have rallied in Rome to protest Premier Matteo Renzi's plan to make it easier to fire workers. Two noisy marches crisscrossed the heart of the Italian capital Saturday, snarling traffic for hours. Protesters cheered CGIL labor...

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria. The Marine was identified as 19-year-old Lance Cpl. Sean P. Neal of...

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