Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:58:55 -0400
HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.
Illinois Dems dig deep to keep governor's office
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:54:01 -0400
CHICAGO (AP) — At first blush, Illinois seems like a lock for an incumbent Democratic governor.
Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:51:36 -0400
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.
Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:50:05 -0400
DALLAS (AP) — The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.
Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:46:16 -0400
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.
Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:40:46 -0400
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.
Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 01:35:05 -0400
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.
Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:49:14 -0400
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
Suspect in Pennsylvania police ambush captured after seven-week manhunt
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:45:50 -0400
By Joe McDonald BLOOMING GROVE Pa. (Reuters) - The survivalist suspected of killing a Pennsylvania state trooper in a sniper attack in September could face the death penalty, prosecutors said, after a seven-week manhunt in the Pocono Mountains ended with his arrest on Thursday. Eric Matthew Frein, 31, had eluded capture by hundreds of law enforcement officers since the Sept. 12 ambush outside a state police barracks in Blooming Grove. The attack killed Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38, and wounded Trooper Alex Douglass, 31. ...
Sniffer dogs join search for Sri Lanka mudslide victims
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 02:00:37 -0400
Sniffer dogs were brought in Friday to join the search for bodies at a tea plantation in Sri Lanka, two days after a major mudslide buried alive scores of people.
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