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U.S., Russia vow stronger cooperation on many issues

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry shakes hands with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov, left, at the Chief of Mission Residence in Paris, France, Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The top U.S. and Russian diplomats are hoping to find a way to begin reversing a yearlong spike in...
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Psychologist says Pistorius is ‘broken man’

PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius is a “broken man” after killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp because he lost the woman he said he loved as well as his reputation, friends, income and sense of self-worth, a psychologist called by his lawyers testified...
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Can all U.S. hospitals safely treat Ebola?

A breach of infection control resulting in a Dallas health worker getting Ebola raises fresh questions about whether hospitals truly can safely take care of people with the deadly virus, as health officials insist is possible. Even in the United States, with the best conditions...
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Baylor continues to lead era of high scoring

The age of high-powered offenses continues to drive college football this season, with no end — or limit — in sight to how high the points can go. Nowhere was the scoring fun more in focus this weekend than Baylor’s 61-58 win over TCU on Saturday. The Bears, led...
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Frenchman Tirole wins Nobel economics prize

STOCKHOLM (AP) — French economist Jean Tirole won the Nobel prize for economics Monday for research on market power and regulation. The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences cited Tirole for clarifying “how to understand and regulate industries with a few powerful...
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Fierce fighting resumes in Syrian Kurdish town

MURSITPINAR, Turkey (AP) — Syrian activists say fierce fighting has resumed in a Syrian Kurdish town near the border with Turkey, where Islamic militants are carrying out a three-pronged attack from the town’s eastern side. The sound of shell explosions and occasional...

World stocks recover in European trading

LONDON (AP) — World stock markets turned higher in Europe on Monday following losses in Asia and after the release of robust Chinese trade figures. Investor sentiment remains fragile, however, amid concerns about the global economic outlook. KEEPING SCORE: France’s...
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Murray leads Dallas past Seattle 30-23

SEATTLE (AP) — DeMarco Murray kept trudging through all the 1- and 2-yard gains, confident at some point the gaps would break open. Eventually the running lanes broke open, right in time for Murray to continue his record start to the 2014 season and give the Dallas Cowboys...
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Review site Yelp battles against extortion claims

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — First the chefs of a small Italian restaurant got mad at online review site Yelp. Instead of trying to get better reviews, they decided to take a different approach: get terrible ones. The campaign helped Botte Bistro get a rating of one out of five...
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VIDEO: Van Buren at Leipsic

Blanchard Valley Conference Valley Division foes Van Buren and Leipsic clashed on Friday night, with the Black Knights winning 43-6 at Leipsic High School.