October 22nd, 2014

World News

Expert: US teen’s autopsy shows close-range wound to hand, inconclusive on if he went for gun

By Jim Salter, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

ST. LOUIS – The official autopsy of an unarmed 18-year-old African-American indicates he was shot in the hand at close range during a struggle, but a medical examiner not involved in the investigation says there’s no way to conclude whether the injury meant Michael Brown was trying to grab the gun of the officer who ... Read More »

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US: New plan will monitor all Americans, visitors coming from 3 Ebola nations

By Mike Stobbe, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

ATLANTA – All travellers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country. Starting Monday, anyone travelling from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone will have to report in with health officials ... Read More »

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US tribe’s high court orders presidential candidate in language fluency dispute off ballot

By Felicia Fonseca, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – A candidate for tribal president on the largest Native American reservation lost another round in a language fluency dispute Wednesday, all but ending his bid for office. The Navajo Nation’s highest court dismissed an appeal from Chris Deschene, making a disqualification order from a lower court final and enforceable. The lower court ... Read More »

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Family: Doctors no longer detect Ebola in 2nd Texas nurse diagnosed after treating ill patient

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The family of a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and was diagnosed with Ebola says doctors no longer detect the virus in her body. A family statement released Wednesday through a media consultant says officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention couldn’t detect Ebola in ... Read More »

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Bank of America says it will reimburse customers who were charged twice in Apple Pay glitch

By Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

SAN JOSE, Calif. – Bank of America apologized Wednesday for a double-billing glitch that affected some customers who made purchases with Apple Pay, the new mobile payments service that Apple launched this week. Some customers have reported they were charged twice for the same purchase when they used Bank of America debit cards with Apple ... Read More »

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AT&T posts 3Q profit, results miss Wall Street forecasts

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

DALLAS – DALLAS (AP) _ AT&T Inc. (T) on Wednesday reported earnings of $3 billion in its third quarter. The Dallas-based company said it had profit of 58 cents per share. Earnings, adjusted for costs related to mergers and acquisitions and to extinguish debt, came to 63 cents per share. The results fell short of ... Read More »

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Pennsylvania bank robber who bummed cigarette during escape gets 10 years in prison

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

PITTSBURGH, Pa. – A bank robber who stopped during his escape to bum a cigarette off a construction worker has been sentenced to 10 years in prison by a federal judge in Pittsburgh. The worker told police that a man matching 38-year-old Paul Carman’s description appeared nervous moments after the October 2013 robbery in Ambridge, ... Read More »

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Nebraska trucker takes lost bull mastiff on a long haul back to her family in Arizona

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

LINCOLN, Neb. – A dog-loving Nebraska trucker has taken a lost 95-pound bull mastiff on a 1,380-mile trip back to her owners in Arizona. The Lincoln Journal Star reports (http://bit.ly/ZGjMEo ) Dani and Jason Windham were getting ready for their Aug. 4 wedding in Nebraska when their three dogs knocked down a fence and ran. ... Read More »

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Missouri funeral director sending dad’s ashes out with a bang as part of fireworks display

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – A Missouri funeral director is sending his father out with a bang. His father’s ashes, anyway. Greenlawn Funeral Homes will hold its first Firework Memorial program on Saturday night, when fireworks packed with James Carver’s cremated remains will be launched skyward as part of his family’s goodbye. Carver’s family is the first ... Read More »

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Elusive pet bobcat recaptured after escaping from its southern New Jersey home

By The Associated Press on October 22nd, 2014

STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. – A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner’s southern New Jersey home. Stafford Township Police Capt. Tom Dellane says Rocky was found around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a day after fleeing from Ginny Fine’s home in Stafford Township. The 38-pound bobcat was caught nearby in a humane ... Read More »

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