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  • Zoeller reminds politicians about robocall ban

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana's attorney general is reminding political candidates that using technology which automatically calls residential phone numbers and plays prerecorded messages is illegal in the state. Greg Zoeller (ZEHL'-ur) says robocalling won't be tolerated. He says...

  • Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site and deployed hundreds of security personnel amid rising tensions in the city. Muslim worshippers on Friday made their way through a welter of Israeli checkpoints to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, and to...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African...

  • RBS sets aside $639 million for currency probe

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LONDON (AP) — Royal Bank of Scotland, which is majority-owned by the U.K. government, has set aside 400 million pounds ($639 million) to cover potential fines arising from international investigations into alleged manipulation of foreign currency trading. The total represents over...

  • Russia: gas flow will resume after Ukraine pays

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia says gas supplies to Ukraine will resume after it pays off the first debt installment next week. Alexei Miller, the chief of Russia's state-controlled Gazprom natural gas giant, made the statement Friday hours after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union thrashed...

  • Eurozone inflation creeps up to 0.4 percent

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Inflation has crept higher in the 18 countries that use the euro but the rise to 0.4 percent in the year to October is unlikely to offer much relief to the European Central Bank as it tries to boost a weak economy. The official figure released Friday was up...

  • Official: Man slashes 3 schoolchildren in China

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BEIJING (AP) — Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country. Han Li, a propaganda official for Yiyang county, said Friday that a villager...

  • Protesters gather again in Burkina Faso

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — Anti-government protesters gathered again Friday morning in Burkina Faso's capital. The crowds used violent demonstrations Thursday to prevent the parliament from voting to allow President Blaise Compaore, in power for 27 years, to seek another term in...

  • Switzerland: IS suspects arrested over attack plan

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    GENEVA (AP) — Prosecutors say three people suspected of supporting the Islamic State group and thought to have been planning an attack in Europe were arrested in Switzerland earlier this year. Swiss federal prosecutors said in a statement Friday that the Iraqi citizens, whom they...

  • Bombs at marketplaces near Baghdad kill 9 people

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say bombs have struck marketplaces near Baghdad, killing at least nine people. One bomb went off at a sheep market in the Iraqi capital's western suburb of Suweib, killing five people and wounding 13. Police officials say the explosion happened around...

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