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  • NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption during the only scheduled debate of the governor’s race. During Wednesday’s hour-long exchange Cuomo, a Democrat, cited his work to cut taxes and make government more efficient. He said Rob Astorino’s views on abortion, immigration and housing desegregation make him too conservative to lead New York. Astorino, the Westchester County executive, criticized Cuomo over allegations that his administration […]

  • World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game Two

    Royals beats Giants 7-2, even World Series 1-all

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants 7-2 Wednesday night to even the World Series at one game apiece. A night after the Giants opened with a 7-1 victory for their seventh straight Series win, Gregor Blanco led off the game with a home run against hard-throwing rookie […]

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    Canadian official identifies dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau: AP

    (CNN/AP) – A Canadian official has identified the dead Ottawa gunman as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly. Authorities and witnesses say a man with a scarf over his face shot and killed a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial on Wednesday, then headed into Parliament, where he was fatally shot by the sergeant-at-arms. Two other people were wounded and in stable conditions, hospital officials said. […]

  • A bobcat, not the one pictured here, will return to its New Jersey home after a judge ruled a woman can keep the 38-pound feline as a pet. (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)

    Rocky the 38-pound bobcat is caught after escaping his NJ home … again

    STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat has been recaptured after its latest escape from its owner’s southern New Jersey home. Stafford Township Police Capt. Tom Dellane says Rocky was found around 7:15 a.m. Wednesday, a day after fleeing from Ginny Fine’s home in Stafford Township. The 38-pound bobcat was caught nearby in a humane trap after eluding animal control officials on Tuesday by running into a wooded area. The wayward pet has been taken to a nearby zoo. Rocky has […]

  • CHAPEL HILL, NC - OCTOBER 04:  A general view of the Bell Tower on the campus of the North Carolina Tar Heels before their game against the Virginia Tech Hokies at Kenan Stadium on October 4, 2014 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

    3,100 students were involved in a ‘shadow curriculum': UNC cheating probe

    CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (AP) — An academic fraud investigation at the University of North Carolina has found that more than 3,100 students were involved in a “shadow” curriculum” that occurred over nearly two decades. The investigation reveals a wider scope of academic fraud than previous probes by the school and the NCAA. The investigation found that the students — nearly half of them athletes — took classes that they didn’t have to show up for and required only a research […]

  • New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announces Ebola response team

    HACKENSACK, N.J. (PIX11) — Gov. Chris Christie says he has signed an executive order to create an Ebola virus joint response team to coordinate on Ebola preparedness in the state. He also said at a news conference Wednesday morning that there is no indication that a West African passenger taken to a Newark hospital Tuesday has been infected by the virus. Christie says he anticipates the patient who had reported symptoms or having potential exposure to the virus will be […]

  • Toy-R-Us To Hire 45,000 For Holiday Work

    Toys R Us pulls ‘Breaking Bad’ toys after Florida mom starts petition

    NEW YORK (PIX11/AP) — Toys R Us is pulling its collectible dolls based on the characters of AMC’s hit series “Breaking Bad” after taking heat from a Florida mom who launched a petition campaign last week. The dolls are based on the series about a high school chemistry teacher who turns into a crystal meth dealer. Susan Schrijver called the dolls violent and “unsuitable to be sold alongside Barbie dolls and Disney characters” in her Change.org petition. “Parents and grandparents […]

  • Christie maintains he had no prior knowledge of the lane closures on the George Washington Bridge. (Photo: Getty Images)

    Christie says he’s tired of minimum wage talk

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Governor Chris Christie says he’s tired of hearing about the minimum wage. Christie told an audience in Washington yesterday that he doesn’t think parents sit around their kitchen tables hoping their children make a higher minimum wage. He says they aspire to more than that. Christie’s comments sparked criticism on social media and from the Democratic National Committee.

  • US Journalist Who Contracted Ebola In Liberia Treated At Nebraska Medical Center

    US journalist to head home after Ebola recovery

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - An American video journalist who has recovered from Ebola will be released soon from an Omaha hospital. The Nebraska Medical Center says Ashoka Mukpo is scheduled to be discharged Wednesday morning from the hospital’s biocontainment unit. Medical staff involved in his care plan to speak about his recovery at a news conference. The hospital said Tuesday that Mukpo’s blood tested negative for the virus. He arrived at the Nebraska Medical Center on Oct. 6 and was […]

  • World Series - San Francisco Giants v Kansas City Royals - Game One

    Bumgarner, Pence lead Giants over Royals 7-1

    KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Madison Bumganer took a two-hit shutout into the seventh inning, Hunter Pence hit a two-run homer off James Shields in a three-run first and the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals 7-1 in Tuesday night’s World Series opener. In a matchup of streaking teams, the Giants won their seventh Series game in a row dating to 2010 and ended a perfect postseason for the Royals, who had been 8-0. San Francisco also ended […]

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