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  • Islamist-allied militias in Libya reject UN talks

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    CAIRO (AP) — Islamist-allied militias in control of the Libyan capital and the country's top religious body on Tuesday rejected U.N.-led talks that have called for a cease-fire in the battered nation. The announcements reflect the difficulties facing the U.N. envoy to Libya,...

  • Hawkins: all NY gov debates should be televised

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    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Green Party candidate Howie Hawkins says the debates in the New York governor's race should be televised and should include all candidates qualified for the ballot. Hawkins came in third in the 2010 race and faces Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and Republican...

  • Luck, instinct determined fates of volcano hikers

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    TOKYO (AP) — Huge boulders falling from the sky. Billowing gray smoke that cast total darkness over the mountain. Volcanic ash piling on the ground and fumes filling the air. Some survivors of the eruption of Mount Ontake made a split-second decision to hide behind big rocks or...

  • Drug take-back effort yields 19,060 pounds

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    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The Maine Department of Public Safety says more than 19,000 pounds of prescription drugs were handed over to law enforcement agencies during the National Drug Take-Back initiative over the weekend. The goal of the day was to ensure that people have a safe and...

  • NC State coach apologizes for fake injury remarks

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren said Tuesday he has apologized to Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher for his comments accusing the top-ranked Seminoles of faking injuries to slow down the Wolfpack's offense. Doeren released a statement Tuesday morning on the...

  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

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    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a...

  • Nadal dominates in return at China Open

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    BEIJING (AP) — Rafael Nadal made a dominant return to tennis after a two-month injury layoff, beating Richard Gasquet 6-4, 6-0 at the China Open on Tuesday. Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray also advanced to the second round in vastly different fashion. The top-ranked Djokovic improved...

  • South Dakota's infant mortality rate drops in 2013

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    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota's infant mortality rate dropped last year but there were more deaths attributed to Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. The state Health Department says there were 80 infant deaths in 2013, for a rate of 6.5 deaths per 1,000 live births. That was down...

  • Middle schoolers protest Jeffco history proposal

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAKEWOOD, Colo. (AP) — Younger students are joining the protests over a controversial proposal aimed at promoting patriotism in Advanced Placement history classes. About 50 students from Carmody Middle School in Lakewood protested Tuesday morning as police kept watch. The protests...

  • Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year. Ukrainians are rushing to insulate their...

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