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  • Fearing Ebola? Doctors say get a flu shot

    Updated: 47 min ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Fever? Headache? Muscle aches? Forget about Ebola — chances are astronomically higher that you have the flu or some other common bug. That message still hasn't reached many Americans, judging from stories ER doctors and nurses swapped this week at a Chicago medical...

  • Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative. The appointment was announced Thursday by AP Africa Editor Andrew...

  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed...

  • Pair convicted in secret $1.6 M Navy silencer deal

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    McLEAN, Va. (AP) — A senior Navy intelligence official and a California race-car mechanic were convicted in federal court for their roles in pushing through a secret Navy contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers for an unspecified, classified program. Navy civilian...

  • Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group. In an interview with The...

  • Latvian musical on Nazi collaborator stirs anger

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    RIGA, Latvia (AP) — A famous Latvian aviator who joined a Nazi killing squad during World War II is being brought to life in a musical that has outraged Jews in the Baltic country and beyond. Critics say the show, touring theaters across Latvia until February, is an attempt to...

  • Rand Paul to campaign for McConnell on Monday

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — U.S. Sen. Rand Paul will campaign with Republican Sen. Mitch McConnell on the day before Kentucky's pivotal Senate election. Paul will join McConnell on seven campaign stops Monday at airports across the state. McConnell will begin the day in Louisville before...

  • New Mexico candidates to disclose fundraising

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Candidates are to make a disclosure of their campaign spending during the final stretch leading to next week's election. Campaign finance reports must be filed Thursday by candidates for governor and other state offices and by political committees trying to...

  • Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea...

  • Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the United States and abroad: ___ Oct. 24 The Daily News, Bowling Green, Kentucky, on U.S. benefiting for Nazis being an outrage: Those who have committed war crimes or who are suspected of committing them must answer for them. War...

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