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  • Gunman in Canada attack complained about mosque

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia (AP) — The gunman who shot and killed a soldier in plain daylight then stormed Canada's Parliament once complained that a Vancouver mosque he attended was too liberal and inclusive, and was kicked out after he repeatedly spent the night there even though officials told him to stop, Muslim leaders said Friday. Aasim...

  • Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase. The spokesman for the National Drug Control Agency says the money in the woman's stomach was divided up among 16 capsules and the cash is likely tied to...

  • World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29

    BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945. He parachuted out and spent six months in a Japanese prison camp. On Thursday, he was...

  • Students: Nixing football sends no-hazing message

    DOYLESTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Students at a suburban Philadelphia high school say officials have sent a strong anti-hazing message by canceling the rest of the football season, including Friday's long-awaited homecoming game against a crosstown rival. But teens at Central Bucks High School West in Doylestown differed on whether the punishment was...

  • Judge rules Oklahoma abortion law can take effect

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — A new Oklahoma law that requires clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when abortions are performed can become law on Nov. 1, a judge ruled Friday. Oklahoma County District Judge Bill Graves ruled against a legal challenge on behalf of a Norman clinic that performs 44 percent of...

  • Jury says castrated sex offender should be freed

    SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California jury on Friday found that a castrated sex offender who preyed on young girls should no longer be considered a sexually violent predator and is eligible for release. Jurors in Orange County determined that Kevin Reilly, 53, does not need to remain locked up at a state mental hospital. He could be...

  • UN authorizes ship inspections for Somali charcoal

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council authorized the inspection of ships suspected of carrying highly prized charcoal from Somalia on Friday in a stepped-up effort to enforce a ban on charcoal exports and cut off a lucrative source of funding for the al-Qaida linked extremist group al-Shabab. The council approved the British-drafted...

  • 4 dead during attempted Dominican prison break

    SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities in the Dominican Republic say at least four inmates died and two guards were injured during an attempted prison escape orchestrated by armed gunmen. General prosecutor Francisco Dominguez says the gunmen parked a vehicle outside the prison Friday and began shooting, apparently hoping to free...

  • Cockroach disrupts pest control chief's testimony

    CHICAGO (AP) — A cockroach embarrassed a Chicago official in charge of pest control when it took a stroll near him in full view of some aldermen, and its stunt just might have cost it and its buddies their lives. After Thursday's hearing in the City Council chambers, Fleet and Facilities Management Commissioner David Reynolds had his office...

  • Pro soccer ref charged with fraud in NY, suspended

    WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — A Major League Soccer referee has been accused of collecting New York unemployment benefits while working and has been suspended. State police say White Plains resident Jose Rivero unlawfully took more than $14,000 in benefits. Rivero was arrested Oct. 6 and charged with two felonies including insurance fraud. Police...

  • Police, Guard face penalties in bikini film shoot

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Utah National Guard members could face career-ending penalties for allowing a risque video featuring bikini-clad British women firing high-powered weapons and riding in tanks to be partially filmed at a military training camp, the agency's top commander told state lawmakers Thursday. A separate investigation, meanwhile,...

  • Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead. Bagpipes rang out from the crowd of around 1,000 people as two new ceremonial guards were reinstated to the post at Canada's national...

  • No verdict for Tsarnaev pal; jury returns Monday

    BOSTON (AP) — A jury has ended deliberations for the week without a verdict in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Prosecutors say Robel Phillipos lied to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room three days after the bombing, when two other friends removed a...

  • Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

    SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Mormon church acknowledges in a new essay that founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the faith's early polygamous days, a recognition of an unflattering part of its roots that historians have chronicled for years. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints says most...

  • Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

    OKEMAH, Okla. (AP) — An Oklahoma inmate was sentenced Friday to three life prison terms without parole in the killings of two girls and his fiancee, but his punishment was delayed about an hour because he attacked one of his defense attorneys with a razor blade. The attorney suffered slight wounds to the neck and wasn't taken to a hospital...

  • Reagan astrologer, Joan Quigley, dies at 87

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Joan Quigley, the astrologer who helped determine President Ronald Reagan's schedule and claimed to have convinced him to soften his stance toward the Soviet Union, has died at the age of 87. Quigley died Oct. 21 at her San Francisco home after an unspecified illness, the San Francisco Chronicle, quoting Quigley's sister,...

  • Boston mayor vetoes $20,000 city council pay raise

    BOSTON (AP) — Mayor Martin Walsh vetoed a $20,000 pay raise for Boston city councilors Friday, saying he wanted an independent analysis of how much the elected body should be paid. The council voted 9-4 on Oct. 8 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500, a nearly 23 percent increase, effective January 2016. It would have been the first...

  • US stock market has best week in nearly 2 years

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market closed out its best week in nearly two years on a positive note Friday, helped by strong quarterly earnings from Microsoft and other big U.S. companies. After weeks of speculation over the fate of Europe's economy, Ebola fears and plunging oil prices, investors were able to get back to basics. Wall Street is in...

  • Mozambique's ruling party wins presidential race

    MAPUTO, Mozambique (AP) — Election officials in Mozambique say the ruling party's candidate, Filipe Nyusi, has won the presidential election with about 57 percent of the vote. The National Elections Commission said Friday that the leader of the main opposition party, Afonso Dhlakama, got 36 percent and Daviz Simango of the Mozambique...

  • Stumped doctor ordered cyanide test on dying woman

    PITTSBURGH (AP) — A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness. Dr. Jon Rittenberger testified in the homicide trial of Dr. Robert Ferrante, 66,...

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