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UK boy finishes proton therapy in Prague for tumor

PRAGUE (AP) — A clinic in Prague says British boy Ashya King has completed his proton beam therapy treatment for a life-threatening brain tumor.

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Friday 10/24/2014
Tunisian forces assault home, killing 5 women
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian authorities have assaulted the home of suspected militants to end a 24-hour standoff, killing five women and one man.

Cameron: EU has secured 1 billion for Ebola fight
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — British Prime Minister David Cameron says that the European Union and its 28 member nations have secured 1 billion euros ($1.25 billion) to fight the Ebola crisis in West Africa.

Pistorius prosecutors consult expert over appeal
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) — Prosecutors in the Oscar Pistorius case have consulted with a criminal law expert over a possible appeal, which means the Olympic runner could face a murder conviction again.

Iraqi officials say IS militants used chlorine gas
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraqi officials say Islamic State militants used chlorine gas during fighting with Iraqi security forces and Shiite militiamen last month north of Baghdad.

10 Things to Know for Today
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:

World War II airmen fly again in storied B-29
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The bomber best known for dropping the atomic bombs on Japan also flew countless other raids. Karnig Thomasian's final mission on a B-29 Superfortress ended in flames when bombs collided and exploded in the air over Burma in 1945.

Ericsson profit down 10 pct despite higher sales
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Wireless equipment maker Ericsson says its third-quarter earnings slumped 10 percent despite higher sales due to increased operating costs and negative effects from currency hedging.

Britain says EU is asking for bigger contribution
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BRUSSELS (AP) — Britain says its prime minister is protesting a European Union request for an additional 2.1 billion euro ($2.65 billion) contribution to the EU coffers at a time of increasing pressure at home for the country to leave the bloc.

British economy grows 0.7 percent
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

LONDON (AP) — Official figures show Britain's economic recovery is continuing, despite a gloomy global environment.

Sweden calls off search for submarine
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea.

US officials see signs of new life in Iraqi army
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

MACDILL AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. (AP) — Iraq's fractured army has begun to regroup and stage modest, localized attacks on the Islamic State militants who routed them last spring and summer, but they are unlikely to be ready to launch a major counteroffensive for many months, senior U.S. military officials say.

Global stocks rattled by Ebola case in New York
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Global stock markets retreated Friday as the first case of Ebola in New York overshadowed positive economic news.

NKorea signals US must apologize to free detainees
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

New-Look NBA: A coach's perspective, Quin Snyder
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Associated Press will periodically look at the changing landscape of the NBA during the upcoming season from varied perspectives: A player's viewpoint, from the bench, and from the business side. An interview with first-year Utah Jazz coach Quin Snyder is the second installment of the series:

China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BEIJING (AP) — Twenty-one Asian nations signed on to a China-driven initiative Friday to create a new international bank for Asia that Washington opposes as an unnecessary and potentially damaging rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.

Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — American forces are guarding Marine Pfc. Joseph Scott Pemberton, yet a ring of Filipino troops surrounds them. The seemingly redundant security effort around the suspect in a Philippine murder case reflects Manila's uneasy ties with Washington, its former colonial master.

FACT CHECK: Making 97 percent a failing grade
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains of voters from Alaska to Arkansas: 90 percent. Or 95 percent. Or 97 percent.

Poland's Tusk denies claim on partition offer
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WARSAW, Poland (AP) — Poland's former prime minister, Donald Tusk, denied Friday that Russian President Vladimir Putin suggested that their two nations carve up Ukraine.

California startup unveils gun technology for cops
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer's weapon has been fired.

Hagan and Tillis in a battle of 'extremes' in NC
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — North Carolina's Senate race boils down to a battle of extremes. At least that's how Democratic Sen. Kay Hagan and Republican challenger Thom Tillis want voters to see it.

Shaw University celebrates 150th anniversary
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Shaw University, the first historically black university in the South, is marking its 150th anniversary with a series of events.

Perry, McCrory, Tillis headline NC Republican BBQ
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

SMITHFIELD, N.C. (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry is coming to eastern North Carolina for a big barbecue to rally Republicans in the campaign's final days to support U.S. Senate nominee Thom Tillis and down-ballot candidates.

Blackbeard expert to speak in Washington, NC
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WASHINGTON, N.C. (AP) — The author of a book about Blackbeard will talk about the black men on the pirate's ship when he gives the keynote address at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Maritime History Council.

Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares drop
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BERLIN (AP) — Chemical and oil company BASF is warning that its profits will come in below its previous forecast in the wake of slower global economic growth and industrial production.

Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in US
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The likelihood of a significant outbreak of Ebola in the U.S. is remote, in the view of a top Health and Human Services official who is assuring lawmakers that government agencies are preparing for any contingency.

Despite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvest
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea. But it looks like the residents of Pyongyang won't be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested.

Foreign policy question mark over Indonesia leader
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — The remarkable rise of Indonesia's new president has captured popular imagination at home and won praise internationally, but Joko "Jokowi" Widodo still needs to prove his foreign policy prowess. The U.S. is looking for him to sustain Jakarta's role as a regional leader in Southeast Asia.

With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don't
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

LOS ANGELES (AP) — When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure."

Quotations in the News
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

"We want to state at the outset that New Yorkers have no reason to be alarmed. New Yorkers who have not been exposed are not at all at risk." — Mayor Bill de Blasio after a doctor who recently returned to the city from treating Ebola patients in West Africa tested positive for the virus.

Survey: German consumer confidence stabilizes
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

BERLIN (AP) — A survey finds that a downward trend in German consumer confidence has come to an end, despite cooler growth prospects for Europe's biggest economy.

Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury's decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis.

Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective?

Cuomo's office tightly controls public records
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Gov. Andrew Cuomo took office four years ago promising the most transparent administration in history, but journalists and advocacy groups say his office instead tightly controls requests for public records on anything controversial and routinely delays or denies their release.

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada's Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

Monahan, Hiller lift Flames over Hurricanes 5-0
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

CALGARY, Alberta (AP) — Sean Monahan burst onto the scene as a rookie last season with the Calgary Flames, scoring six goals in his first eight games.

Cloning whistle-blower: little change in S. Korea
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

CHUNCHEON, South Korea (AP) — The whistle-blower who exposed breakthrough cloning research as a devastating fake says South Korea is still dominated by the values that allowed science fraudster Hwang Woo-suk to become an almost untouchable national hero.

Guide to developments in Ferguson police shooting
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

ST. LOUIS (AP) — It has been nearly 11 weeks since Michael Brown, an unarmed black 18-year-old, was shot and killed by Darren Wilson, a white Ferguson police officer. The Aug. 9 shooting and the protests that followed raised new awareness about the racial makeup of police departments and police use of military-style equipment, among other issues. Here's a look at where things stand:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

NC Lottery
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

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

Protesters in HK to vote on staying in streets
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

HONG KONG (AP) — Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong plan to hold a spot referendum Sunday on whether to stay in the streets or accept government offers for more talks and clear their protest camps.

Obama offers federal help to NY with Ebola case
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is offering federal support to New York as it responds to its first Ebola case.

NK expert says US must apologize to free detainees
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — After an American was released from North Korean custody, the attention has now focused on two other U.S. citizens still in its jails, and at least one North Korean legal expert has some unusual advice to offer: let Washington formally apologize to Pyongyang, and the country's leader will consider pardoning them.

Amazon's loss makes holidays a question mark
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:02 am

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon's trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace.

Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees.

Thursday 10/23/2014
Hurricanes-Flames Sums
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

Carolina 0 0 0—0
Calgary 1 2 2—5

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 4 Evening' game
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

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

Winning numbers drawn in 'Cash 5' game
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — The winning numbers in Thursday evening's drawing of the North Carolina Lottery's "Cash 5" game were:

Winning numbers drawn in 'Pick 3 Evening' game
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

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

Tornado rips roofs in Washington state
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 7:01 am

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries.