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Taiwan throws support behind Hong Kong protests

Protesters shout slogans outside a flag-raising ceremony where Hong Kong's embattled leader attended in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014, to mark China's National Day. Hong Kong Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying attended the flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)Chinese Communist Party has long wanted a governing arrangement like Hong Kong's, for Taiwan.


10/01/2014 07:56:02am
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Two Colorados, two visions, one tight race

Gov. John HickenlooperNo one expected the 2014 Colorado governor's race to be tight — or even much of a race. Now the contest between Gov. John Hickenlooper and former dairy farmer, community banker, and Congressman Bob Beauprez is a textbook tossup.


10/01/2014 05:20:07am
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China body-searches 10K pigeons released for holiday celebration: reports

Pigeons fly over Tiananmen Gate after they were released in a flag raising ceremony on National Day, the 65th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)BEIJING (AP) — The 10,000 doves released in a ceremony Wednesday for China's National Day underwent unusual scrutiny, each having its feathers and anus checked for dangerous materials, state-run media reports said, reflecting government jitters over possible attacks.


10/01/2014 05:23:16am
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Nationality trumps race in sentencing gap

Gascon offers solution to reduce prison overcrowdingStudy after study has shown that black men do more time in jail than white men who committ similar crimes—an entrenched racial disparity in the nation’s justice system that Attorney General Eric Holder has decried as “shameful” and unacceptable.


10/01/2014 05:21:21am
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Royals slip past A's in epic 12-inning AL wild-card game

K.C. scores a crazy, come-from-behind, 12-inning, walk-off 9-8 victory over the Oakland A’s.


12/31/1969 07:00:00pm
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Bodies found on Japan volcano, raising toll to 48

Rescuers conduct a search operation near the peak of Mount Ontake in central Japan Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Search efforts for people missing since Saturday's surprise eruption resumed Wednesday morning. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDITOTAKI, Japan (AP) — One body recovered near the volcano's summit was in a squatting position and had to be dug out of a thick layer of ash. Another was caught between huge boulders bigger than large refrigerators. Police who recovered a dozen bodies on Wednesday portrayed a painful scene of death around the summit where hikers enjoying a weekend autumn hike were caught by the mountain's surprise eruption.


10/01/2014 06:16:41am
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Protesters to HK boss: Quit or we occupy buildings

Student protesters chant anti-government slogans outside of the China's National Day flag raising ceremony in Hong Kong, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. Hong Kong's embattled leader attended a flag-raising ceremony Wednesday to mark China's National Day after refusing to meet pro-democracy demonstrators despite their threats to expand the street protests that have posed the stiffest challenge to Beijing's authority since China took control of the former British colony in 1997. (AP Photo/Wally Santana)Protest leaders vow to step up their actions if the territory's leader doesn't resign.


10/01/2014 07:46:58am
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Texas patient confirmed as first Ebola case diagnosed in U.S.

CDC confirms first U.S. case of EbolaCDC director: “I have no doubt we’ll stop this disease dead in its tracks in the U.S."


09/30/2014 04:50:18pm
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Plea accepted in embassy bombings case

Egyptian to plead guilty over U.S. embassy bombingsJudge accepts Egyptian lawyer's guilty plea in 1998 blasts of two U.S. embassies.


09/30/2014 07:25:56pm
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Traveler from Liberia is first Ebola patient diagnosed in U.S

CDC Director, Dr. Thomas Frieden, speaks at the CDC headquarters in AtlantaBy Julie Steenhuysen and Sharon Begley (Reuters) - A man who flew from Liberia to Texas has become the first patient infected with the deadly Ebola virus to be diagnosed in the United States, health officials said on Tuesday, a sign the outbreak ravaging West Africa may spread globally. The patient sought treatment six days after arriving in Texas on Sept. 20, Dr. Thomas Frieden, director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), told reporters. He was admitted two days later to an isolation room at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas. U.S. ...


09/30/2014 08:59:26pm
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When It Comes to Winter Roof Checkups, the Attic Is Your Friend


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - You know you're supposed to do it twice a year. But what homeowner relishes the thought of climbing a ladder to check the health of his roof -- as key to a home's energy efficiency as that roof might be -- when the weather is turning sharply c

Is It Time to Sell Your Structured Settlement for Cash?


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - It seemed like a good idea at the time. Maybe you were in an auto accident, and for whatever reason -- taxes spring to mind -- you agreed to forgo a large, lump-sum payout from the other driver's insurance company in favor of small periodic p

Pest Proof Now to Protect Homes for Winter


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - As the cold winter months quickly approach, people won't be the only ones huddling inside for warmth. The National Pest Management Association (NPMA) encourages homeowners to take steps to prevent pests like cockroaches, rodents and nuisance w

Majority of Moms and Moms-to-Be Believe in Public Breastfeeding


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Attitudes and opinions can vary greatly when it comes to public breastfeeding. Yet, when it comes to the opinion that matters most -- the mother's -- a recent survey suggests that "breast is best." Highlighting breastfeeding attitudes and beh

Taking a Holistic Approach to Fit Living


Five words or less(NewsUSA) - Is the holistic approach the way to go when it comes to your own and your children's health? That's certainly the advice of a variety of experts who say that a more big-picture view of "fit living" -- meaning, beyond the usual warnings to, sa