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Playoff Pulse: Big 12 upsets may give SEC an edge

Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, left, and Kansas State head coach Bill Snyder, right, shake hands following their NCAA college football game in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. Kansas State won 31-30. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki) Oklahoma head coach Bob Stoops, left, and Kansas...
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Serena Williams hits back at Russian official

FILE – In this April 16, 2013 file photo, Russia’s team captain Shamil Tarpischev speaks during a news conference prior to the Fed Cup match between Russia and Slovakia in Moscow, Russia. Russian Tennis Federation President Tarpischev has been fined $25,000 by the WTA...

Reported ‘Easy Rider’ chopper sells at auction

FILE – In this Sept. 4, 2014 file photo, Michael Eisenberg, sits on the customized Captain America chopper he says Peter Fonda rode in “Easy Rider†in Calabasas, Calif. The auction house Profiles in History estimates the Harley-Davidson will bring a minimum...
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Nepal closes trekking route after 38 die in storm

An injured avalanche victim from Israel rides a bus to the airport to head homewards in Katmandu, Nepal, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. A rescue helicopter spotted nine more bodies Saturday on a trekking trail in northern Nepal, bringing the death toll to 38 from this week’s...

Pilots at Lufthansa to start 35-hour strike Monday

BERLIN (AP) — A union representing Lufthansa’s pilots has announced a new 35-hour strike against the airline’s short-haul fleet starting Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits. The Vereinigung Cockpit union said the strike...
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Cruise ship docks with Ebola-watched health worker

The cruise ship Carnival Magic passes near Cozumel , Mexico, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. The cruise ship with a Dallas health care worker aboard who is being monitored for signs of Ebola did not receive clearance to dock in Cozumel, a day after Belize refused to let the passenger...
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Brad Pitt war film wraps up London Film Festival

British actor James McAvoy and BFI London Film Festival Director, Clare Stewart arrive for the London Film Festival Awards Ceremony, at a central London venue, London, Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014. (Photo by Jonathan Short/Invision/AP) British actor James McAvoy and BFI London Film...

On the road to find the world’s funniest person

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It was last summer and Israeli-Palestinian tensions were at their highest when Los Angeles comedy entrepreneur Jamie Masada hit on a formula for world peace: Forget about guns and bombs, just tell jokes to each other. So Masada scoured joke festivals...
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Market turmoil: A gift for mortgage refinancers?

File-This Aug. 16, 2007, file photo shows real estate signs mounted on homes in Philadelphia. A sudden plunge in mortgage rates this week raised an urgent question for millions of Americans: Should I refinance my mortgage? Across the country, homeowners and would-be homeowners...
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Marine suspect in Philippine killing tests US ties

In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, Julita Cabillana, mother of Filipino transgender Jennifer Laude, grieves beside the casket of her son at a funeral parlor in Olongapo, Zambales province, northern Philippines. Laude’s distraught mother Julita said she lost a child, who...