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FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014 file photo, a Wall Street address is carved in the side of a building in New York. U.S. stocks are drifting in early trading Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. A strong gain for Visa pulled the Dow Jones industrial average higher. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, thanks largely to Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.


US stocks turn higher in afternoon trading
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NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks edged higher Thursday as Visa, MasterCard and other big companies turned in stronger quarterly results. The Dow Jones in...
   
New York Marathon 2014: Will to Win Returns After Training Partner’s Death
New York Times
After her training partner died of a heart attack, Buzunesh Deba, who is a favorite in Sunday’s race, had to work through her grief to allow her foc...
   
Convoy thought to contain Burkina ex-president approaches Ghana: sources
Yahoo News
DAKAR (Reuters) - A heavily armed convoy believed to be carrying Burkina Faso's former president Blaise Compaore was seen traveling on Friday towards ...
   
Hopes fade for Lanka mudslip victims
BBC
Rescue workers in Sri Lanka intensify their search for survivors of a tea plantation landslide which is feared to have buried more than 100 people. ...
   
Coming Out in Businessweek, Tim Cook Chooses to Play It Low-Key
New York Times
Under a headline that did not directly address the issue, Mr. Cook chose to write a sober, conscientious essay for Bloomberg Businessweek that repeate...
   
Iraq's top Shi'ite calls on Baghdad to help Sunni tribes after killings
Yahoo News
By Raheem Salman BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's most senior Shi'ite cleric called on the government on Friday to rush to the aid of Sunni tribes battling ...
   
Chevy makes the best of exec's nervous speech
AP
DETROIT (AP) -- Shortly before 9 a.m. on the day after the worst night of his life, Rikk Wilde got the phone call from his big boss at General Mot...
   

Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., participates in a Senate race debate with fellow candidates Republican candidate and Tea Party favorite Rob Maness and Rep. Bill Cassidy, R-La., on the LSU campus in Baton Rouge, La., Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama's deep unpopularity in the South is partly tied to race.


Sen. Landrieu's remarks on race anger Republicans
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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Republicans are calling on Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu to apologize after she suggested Thursday that President Barack Obama�...
   

San Francisco Giants fans celebrate after the Giants won Game 7 to win the World Series baseball game between the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals at Civic Center Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.


Giants fans start early to snag prime parade spots
Yahoo News
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco Giants fans are already grabbing prime viewing spots for the team's victory parade through downtown.
   
At Smith’s Bar in Times Square, One Last Drink Before the Neon Goes Dark
New York Times
Smith’s Bar and Restaurant, which opened 60 years ago and remained relatively unchanged, is closing Thursday, going the way of the rest of old Times...
   
Pennsylvania governor: Survivalist in barracks ambush held in handcuffs of dead trooper
Yahoo News
LORDS VALLEY, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania governor: Survivalist in barracks ambush held in handcuffs of dead trooper.
   
Woolf 'unsuitable' say victim groups
BBC
Victims' groups tell Home Office officials they are "unanimous" in their view that the head of an inquiry into historical child sex abuse should resig...
   
A Shift in Washington City Politics as Demographics Change
New York Times
Washington, D.C., traditionally leans to the left, but changing demographics and a weariness over Democrats’ corruption scandals may help independen...
   

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, people cross a street in Tokyo. Japan’s economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. The central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs approval of a sales tax hike next year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up.


Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up
Yahoo News
TOKYO (AP) — Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemploymen...
   
Harris loses conviction appeal bid
BBC
Entertainer Rolf Harris loses the first round of a legal challenge against his conviction for indecent assaults.
   
Data-Driven Campaigns Zero In on Voters, but Messages Are Lacking
New York Times
The Big Data era of politics has left some campaigns drowning in their own sophisticated advances, unable to produce new and effective messages.
   
Reports of armed man at Boeing plant in Washington
Yahoo News
EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — Police in Everett, Washington, are searching buildings at the Boeing plant there as they check unconfirmed reports of a man wi...
   
Day in pictures: 31 October
BBC
Iimages from around the world taken over the past 24 hours
   
Burkina opposition rejects state of emergency, calls for show of strength
Yahoo News
DAKAR (Reuters) - Burkina Faso opposition leader Zephirin Diabre rejected a state of emergency ordered by President Blaise Compaore and said the West ...
   

New Orleans Saints' Drew Brees (9) looks to pass under pressure from Carolina Panthers' Charles Johnson (95) in the second half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road.


Saints top Panthers 28-10 to take NFC South lead
Yahoo News
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Drew Brees and the Saints proved they know how to win big games on the road.
   

Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants
Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway
Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
Democrats in tight New England governor races
Canada security services struggle with extremist threat, resources gap
Exxon, Chevron profits boosted by refining as oil prices fall
iRobot CEO: Where are all the robots?
Top 3 politics headlines: Jeb Bush, cash and a pendulum
Mark Sanford's ex-wife dishes about a pol named Mark
11 arrested after 'corpse bride' is dug up (Newser)
A subdued Eric Frein arraigned in court on cop-killing charge
U.Va. kidnap suspect's lawyer seeks test for sanity
Judge in Maine temporarily limits nurse's activities
$2.25 Million Settlement for Family of Rikers Inmate Who Died in Overheated Cell
Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test
Brittany Maynard: New face of right-to-die
Woolf steps down from abuse inquiry
Repeal of Health Law, Once Central to G.O.P., Is Side Issue in Campaigns
Eric Frein, Suspect in Killing of Pennsylvania State Trooper, Appears in Court
Young, terminal, new face of right-to-die
Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse
Bodies found after fireworks blaze
Hamilton fastest in America practice
Suspect in killing of S.Africa national soccer captain arrested
South Africa: suspect arrested in soccer killing
$2 million deal reached in NYC jail death of mentally ill man who died in 101-degree cell
Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy
$2 million deal reached in hot NYC jail cell death
Two bodies found after factory fire
Pompeii relic returned 50 years on
Congo crowd kills man, eats him after militant massacres: witnesses
Judge enforces Ebola isolation of defiant Maine nurse
Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war
Younus hits 213 as Pakistan dominate
Ebola cases 'slowing in Liberia'
Euro inflation creeps up, ECB still under pressure
Did you remember to set your clocks back
Burkina Faso army general takes power
Woman who set off pipe bombs appears before judge
Libyan army says recaptures four barracks in Benghazi
Obama plugs policies for women before midterms
How often is 'antifreeze' added to food and drink?
Jeers for accused US police killer
Meyiwa suspect in court in S Africa
Army general takes power in Burkina Faso
Man who killed bin Laden to reveal his identity
Day in pictures: 23 October
Exxon defies low oil price with refining strength
Car bomb kills at least 10 at bus stop in northeast Nigeria
Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

 


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