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APNewsBreak: Mexico judge orders release of Marine

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

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Friday 10/31/2014
Nissan recalls Infiniti SUVs to fix air bags
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

DETROIT (AP) — Nissan says it's recalling more than 1,800 Infiniti SUVs in the U.S. for an air bag problem that could send shrapnel into the passenger compartment.

Stewart hits 200 mph, Kenseth takes Texas pole
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — Tony Stewart had NASCAR's first 200-mph qualifying lap on an intermediate track, and Matt Kenseth took the pole for the Sprint Cup race Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway.

APNewsBreak: Judge orders release of jailed Marine
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge has ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.

No. 21 ECU visits Temple with eye on 7-1 record
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — No. 21 East Carolina doesn't care about where it's ranked — just that the wins keep coming.

Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.

Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Mexican judge orders immediate release of jailed US Marine, family spokesman says.

Virgin Galactic's allure: space and celebrities
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson's goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Information about Virgin Galactic, its backers, and its goals:

Winning numbers drawn in 'All or Nothing Evening' game
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Friday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "All or Nothing Evening" game were:

Clinton stumps for NC Sen. Hagan in Raleigh
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Bill Clinton brought his national campaign swing for Democratic candidates to North Carolina on Friday, telling a crowd of Sen. Kay Hagan's supporters her re-election is a step toward all Americans benefiting from the economic recovery, not just the privileged few.

US denounces planned separatist voting in Ukraine
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is denouncing plans by some Ukrainian separatists to hold elections Sunday in the eastern region of the country. It's urging Russia to condemn what U.S. officials call an illegitimate vote this weekend.

McCrory promotes NC-to-Virginia interstate
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ELIZABETH CITY, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory says he believes an interstate highway from Raleigh to the Hampton Roads area of Virginia is an important part of his 25-year transportation plan.

UNC faculty talk apology, forfeits for sham grades
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — Professors at North Carolina's flagship public university said Friday that the school should give up national championships, turn away some profits generated by big-time sports and apologize to a campus whistleblower after the release of a report detailing a scheme that used fake grades to keep some athletes eligible for years.

UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis."

UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq.

Religious talk: Salem school bars church leader
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — A church youth leader has been barred from volunteering at a Salem public school after a student said he was promoting Christianity and insulted her for being an atheist.

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away.

Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

CHICAGO (AP) — A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who authorities say violated U.S. law by trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State militants.

2 arrested as people flock to Hawaii lava
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Two Hawaii residents have been arrested for trespassing to see lava, police said Friday amid growing interest from people eager to witness the slow-moving flow.

Biden concerned by tension between Cyprus, Turkey
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden has telephoned the president of Cyprus to express concern over renewed tension with Turkey in the eastern Mediterranean Sea.

Mostly treats at White House for Halloween
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — There were mostly treats at the White House this Halloween.

Jury rules for ex-university official in lawsuit
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SCRANTON, Pa. (AP) — A former state university administrator in northeastern Pennsylvania is not guilty of allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted students, a jury ruled Friday.

Police release recordings from school shooting
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus.

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) — The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers.

NTSB: Kansas plane drifted to left before crashing
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Six eyewitness have reported that a small plane drifted to the left side of the runway after taking off from a Kansas airport, then made a steep left bank before crashing into a flight training facility, the National Transportation Safety Board said Friday.

Payton, Saints proud of their toughness, resolve
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — Even as the New Orleans Saints enjoy their return to the top of the NFC South, coach Sean Payton wants his team to remember what it felt like to be 2-4.

AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two former subsidiaries did business without licenses and misled regulators about their operations in the state.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities were investigating on Friday 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.

Students isolated as expulsion alternative
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

DENVER (AP) — A Colorado school superintendent said Friday he will keep disciplining students by placing them in isolated, 4-by-6-foot rooms to study during school hours as an alternative to expulsion and as a way to reduce a high dropout rate.

NYPD's highest ranking black official quits
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The NYPD's highest-ranking black official abruptly quit Friday instead of taking a new post, a surprising move that caught city officials off guard at a time when the department is trying to mend relationships with minority communities.

Painted faces at parks need painstaking removal
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A series of graffiti-like paintings on rocks in national parks across the West set off a furor on social media this month, angering people who say they desecrated some of the nation's most famously picturesque landscapes. They've also created a headache for park managers who have the delicate task of cleaning up the sites without causing further damage.

Ex-band member guilty in drum major's hazing death
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida A&M band member accused of being the ringleader of a brutal hazing ritual known as "Crossing Bus C" that killed a drum major was convicted Friday of manslaughter and felony hazing.

Feds, Albuquerque reach deal on police reform
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department and New Mexico's largest city have reached an agreement to overhaul Albuquerque's police department amid several accusations of excessive force, agreeing to reforms that include new training and protocols for investigating officer shootings.

Attorney wants UVa abduction suspect evaluated
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — An attorney for the man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Friday that he wants his client to be evaluated to determine his sanity.

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ST. LOUIS (AP) — With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed a black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

Ashes from Ebola victim's apartment in limbo
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

It took a crew 38 hours to clear out the Dallas apartment where Thomas Eric Duncan was staying before he was diagnosed Sept. 30 with Ebola. Hazmat suit-clad workers piled shoes, carpets, mattresses, bed sheets, clothes and kids' backpacks into 140 55-gallon drums. Only a few items were salvaged: a computer hard drive, legal documents, family photos, an old Bible belonging to Duncan's grandmother.

Georgia, North Carolina midterms: Race matters
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

ATLANTA (AP) — With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two southern states to help preserve their majority.

Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

LEBANON, Ohio (AP) — An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of what he called the country's underground Christian church.

Former Fla. Congressman has drug record expunged
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Congressman Trey Radel, who resigned in January after pleading guilty to cocaine possession, has had his record expunged.

Murder charge dropped in prayer group death
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Two years after the lifeless body of a young suburban Kansas City woman was found inside a locked minivan near a lake, prosecutors on Friday dropped a first-degree murder charge against the man who told police he had killed her.

Ex-Union Carbide chief Anderson dead at 92
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

MIAMI (AP) — Warren M. Anderson, who headed Union Carbide Corp. when a chemical leak killed thousands of people in Bhopal, India, in 1984, has died in Florida at 92.

Medicare weighs paying for end-of-life counseling
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Medicare said Friday it will consider paying doctors to counsel patients about their options for end-of-life care, the same idea that spurred accusations of "death panels" and fanned a political furor around President Barack Obama's health care law five years ago.

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

North Texas town voting on fracking ban
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

DENTON, Texas (AP) — Anti-fracking activists and campaigners backed by big oil and gas companies sparred outside of voting sites on the last day of early voting in a North Texas university town that's considering a ban on new permits for hydraulic fracturing.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Peshmerga fighters enter Syrian border
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

SURUC, Turkey (AP) — Iraqi peshmerga fighters began entering the Syrian border town of Kobani Friday night where they were expected to join the battle against Islamist militants besieging the town, activists said.

Suspected ETA member arrested in Germany
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

BERLIN (AP) — Authorities in Germany say they have arrested a suspected member of the Basque separatist group ETA who has been on the run since 2004.

NWS: Wind, freeze and winter weather advisories issued
Posted: October 31, 2014

The National Weather Service in Greenville-Spartanburg has issued for the N.C. mountains and foothills, a wind and freeze advisory from midnight Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday, and winter weather advisory from 8 p.m. Friday until 8 p.m. Saturday.

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:45 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

Russia: Natural gas will flow after Ukraine pays
Updated: October 31, 2014 - 8:46 pm

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will resume shipping natural gas to Ukraine after Kiev pays off its first debt installment for past supplies of gas next week, officials said Friday.