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Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors say a Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers.

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Tillis to be only NC Senate candidate on TV debate
Posted: October 20, 2014

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — It appears Thom Tillis will get the spotlight to himself on a television show billed as a debate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate hopefuls.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
Posted: October 20, 2014

WASHINGTON (AP) — People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.

Suspected Indiana serial killer charged in 1 death
Posted: October 20, 2014

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A man suspected in the deaths of seven women in northwestern Indiana has been charged in one of the slayings.

HondaJet announces expansion plans at NC airport
Posted: October 20, 2014

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — HondaJet says it is spending $19 million to expand its world headquarters at Piedmont Triad International Airport near Greensboro.

Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Posted: October 20, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.

Column: Keselowski marches to his own beat
Posted: October 20, 2014

TALLADEGA, Ala. (AP) — It didn't take long for Brad Keselowski to earn an unpleasant reputation in NASCAR. He was aggressive on the track, brash and arrogant off of it, and rubbed most of his competitors the wrong way.

Casino resisting Donald Trump's bid to remove name
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — A casino company that agreed to Donald Trump's demand to remove his name from its now-closed Trump Plaza is refusing to strip the name from its lone remaining casino, the struggling Trump Taj Mahal.

Apple Pay Q&A: What you need to know
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

CUPERTINO, Calif. (AP) — Apple's mobile payment system, Apple Pay, made its debut Monday. Now you can flash your new iPhone in the checkout line to pay for food, clothing and other goods. There's no need to pull out your credit card.

Police: Indiana suspect hints at more killings
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

GARY, Ind. (AP) — Police investigating the slayings of seven northwestern Indiana women whose bodies were found over the weekend said Monday it could be the work of a serial killer, and that the suspect has indicated there could be more victims going back 20 years.

Facebook sues law firms, claims fraud
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook is suing several law firms that represented a man who claimed he owned half of the social network and was entitled to billions of dollars from the company and its CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Man in shooting spree says officers are bad shots
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — The man accused of shooting at police stations, patrol cars and officers in three Washington cities told detectives he wanted to be killed and was disappointed in their marksmanship.

Urgent-care clinics ill-equipped to treat Ebola
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

A new concern over the spread of Ebola surfaced recently when a Dallas County sheriff's deputy who searched the apartment of the first patient to die from the virus in the U.S. started feeling ill and went to an urgent-care center.

US stocks close higher as turbulence fades
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are closing with modest gains following last week's turbulence.

Man pleads not guilty in Louisiana stripper death
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

GRETNA, La. (AP) — A 42-year-old man has pleaded not guilty in the death and dismemberment of a stripper in New Orleans' French Quarter.

At A Glance: The cost of cable vs. a la carte
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Is a la carte streaming a better deal?

US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.

Man who drove burning truck into NC law firm IDed
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

MOYOCK, N.C. (AP) — Investigators in Currituck County have identified a man who they say drove his burning pickup into a Moyock law firm.

IBM 3Q disappoints as it sheds 'empty calories'
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — IBM disappointed investors Monday, reporting weak revenue growth again and a big charge to shed its costly chipmaking division as the tech giant tries to steer its business toward cloud computing and social-mobile services. Shares fell more than 7 percent as investors sold off sharply and the stock dragged the Dow 30 into the red.

Swiss photographer Rene Burri dies at 81
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

GENEVA (AP) — Rene Burri, a Swiss photographer best known for his iconic black and white portraits of Communist revolutionary Ernesto "Che" Guevara and painter Pablo Picasso, has died. He was 81.

GOP governors don't see 'Obamacare' going away
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — While Republicans in Congress shout, "Repeal Obamacare," GOP governors in many states have quietly accepted the law's major Medicaid expansion. Even if their party wins control of the Senate in the upcoming elections, they just don't see the law going away.

Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

3-year-old NY girl's beating death ruled homicide
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — The 5-year-old brother of a 3-year-old New York City girl police say was fatally beaten by her stepfather over the weekend has given detectives a detailed account of the assault, telling investigators the beating was prompted after the girl soiled her diaper, authorities said Monday.

Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business — this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

NC insurers press for higher homeowners rates
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's insurance commissioner is considering a request from companies seeking to increase homeowner's coverage costs by more than 25 percent on average while more firms demand even higher rates.

Suspect in Va. abduction charged in DC area rape
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

FAIRFAX, Va. (AP) — A man charged with the abduction of a University of Virginia student has been indicted in suburban Washington, D.C., with a 2005 rape, abduction and attempted capital murder.

Mom accused of killing 6 babies appears in court
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

PROVO, Utah (AP) — A Utah judge will get his first chance in December to hear the evidence against a woman accused of killing six of her seven newborns and storing all of their bodies in her garage.

Attorney: Heroin clouded prostitute's judgment
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Defense attorneys for a high-priced prostitute accused of giving a Google executive a fatal dose of heroin on his yacht say their client had also injected herself, clouding her judgment.

Sears plans to raise more cash via rights offering
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears is looking to raise more cash, announcing that it is planning a rights offering that may raise up to $625 million.

5 things to know about Arias sentencing retrial
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors in Phoenix will once again be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend.

Nevada teacher killed in school shooting honored
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RENO, Nev. (AP) — A Nevada middle school teacher has posthumously been awarded a rare Air Force medal for bravery, a year after he was killed while trying to protect children during a schoolyard shooting.

Blackwater jurors granted request to watch video
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Jurors deliberating the fate of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens were granted a request to watch a videotape showing the aftermath of the violence.

Suspect in fatal Charlotte shooting dies in jail
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a man accused in the shooting death last week of a Charlotte woman has died in jail of a heart attack.

Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.

Md. woman arrested on DUI following couple's chase
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

DEER PARK, Md. (AP) — A Maryland woman was arrested after police say a couple chased her following a car crash, and her blood-alcohol level was more than four times the legal limit.

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Day' game
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 3 Day" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Day' game
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Monday afternoon's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Pick 4 Day" game were:

NC Lottery
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — These North Carolina lotteries were drawn Monday:

City probes New Hampshire pumpkin fest melee
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

KEENE, N.H. (AP) — Local police in New Hampshire are setting up a task force to investigate violent disturbances near Keene's annual pumpkin festival that led to property damage, dozens of arrests and many injuries over the weekend.

Journalist being treated for Ebola still improving
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — The Nebraska doctors treating an American video journalist for Ebola say he could be released by the end of the week if tests show he's free of the deadly virus.

British royal couples' 2nd child due in April
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

LONDON (AP) — The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have confirmed that their second baby is due in April — the first time they have offered a month for the royal birth.

Libya's persecuted people displaced again
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they were caught in crossfire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi.

Owner pleads guilty in Vegas puppy store fire case
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

LAS VEGAS (AP) — A former pet shop owner has pleaded guilty to felony arson and insurance fraud in a fire at a Las Vegas pet shop where 27 puppies and dogs were rescued by firefighters earlier this year.

Davidson quarterback arrested on assault charge
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The starting quarterback for Davidson College has been suspended from the team after his arrest following a fight at his on-campus apartment.

6-year-old buying bubblegum killed in drive-by
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 6-year-old girl was killed during a drive-by shooting while shopping for bubblegum with her father at a convenience store in Kansas City, according to police, who are vowing to find those responsible for her death.

US stocks move higher; IBM disappoints
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:03 pm

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks moved mostly higher Monday following a turbulent week. IBM fell sharply after reporting results that missed investors' expectations, pulling the Dow Jones industrial average lower.

WTO rejects US country-of-origin labels for meat
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Learning where the meat in your grocery store came from might get harder.

Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

WASHINGTON (AP) — Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.

Lorillard CEO to get $44M after Reynolds merger
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — The CEO of Newport cigarette maker Lorillard Inc. is set to receive more than $44 million following the planned $25 billion merger with Reynolds American Inc., regulatory filings show.

Fire that killed 6 began downstairs; cause unclear
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 5:02 pm

PITTSBURGH (AP) — A house fire that killed four children, their mother and their stepgrandfather began in the downstairs living room, but its cause remained unclear, a public safety official said Monday.