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Judge: Chris Brown following probation rules

R&B singer Chris Brown, center, appears in court at a progress report hearing with his attorney, Mark Geragos, right, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Los Angeles. Brown continues to serve out his probation for the 2009 beating of his then-girlfriend Rihanna. Another progress...
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EU leaders seek more Ebola funding at summit

British Prime Minister David Cameron, center, speaks with Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte during a round table meeting at an EU summit in Brussels, on Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014. EU leaders will gather Thursday for a two-day summit in which they will discuss Ebola, climate change...

Steinbeck heirs fight over control of movie rights

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — John Steinbeck’s heirs say a literary agency is wrongly cutting them out of negotiations over movie deals for the late Nobel Prize-winning author’s books. Steinbeck’s surviving son, Thomas Steinbeck, and the wife of another son, Nancy...

Enticing low rates, but impact could be limited

WASHINGTON (AP) — With mortgage rates sliding for a fifth straight week, the possibility of locking in a rate below 4 percent is tempting for consumers and could unleash a wave of refinancing. It may even convince some Americans to buy their first home. Yet there are limits to...
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Palestinian kills baby at Jerusalem station

Israeli police officers inspect a car at the scene of an attack in Jerusalem, Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. A Palestinian motorist with a history of anti-Israel violence slammed his car into a crowded train station in Jerusalem on Wednesday, killing a three-month-old baby girl and...
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Probe: UNC academic fraud was ‘shadow curriculum’

Kenneth Wainstein, lead investigator into academic irregularities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, holds a copy of his findings following a special joint meeting of the University of North Carolina Board of Governors and the UNC-Chapel Hill Board of Trustees in...
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Teens’ travel renews concerns about terror appeal

This Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, photo shows the apartment complex in Aurora, Colo., which police say is the home of one of the three teenage girls who, according to U.S. authorities, were en route to join the Islamic State group in Syria when they were stopped at an airport in...
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Camel maker Reynolds snuffs out workplace smoking

FILE – In this July 15, 2014, file photo, Camel cigarettes, a Reynolds American brand, are arranged for a photo in Philadelphia. The nation’s second-biggest tobacco company informed employees Wednesday, Oct. 22, that beginning next year, the use of traditional...
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AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

In this Oct. 8, 2014, photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell speaks during a news conference following a meeting of NFL owners and executives in New York. A person familiar with the case has told The Associated Press that an arbiter has ruled that Goodell should testify in Ray...
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Butler, Escobar rally Royals to 2-1 lead in Game 2

Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar hits an RBI double during the second inning of Game 2 of baseball’s World Series against the San Francisco Giants Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) Kansas City Royals’ Alcides Escobar...