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Creator of 'Found' magazine amazed by musical

NEW YORK (AP) — A day after seeing himself onstage, Davy Rothbart was still a little dazed. The celebratory drinks afterward sure didn't hurt, but those weren't what kept him floored.

Activist dives in dumpsters across the U.S. to highlight food waste

CLEVELAND — Rob Greenfield is standing barefoot and shirtless in a dumpster when he finds the strawberries.

Posted: October 20, 2014
Too many maverick moments finally led to Deasy’s undoing at L.A. school district

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Unified School District dumped a heap of trouble on its schools this fall when it rolled out a new student records system.

Posted: October 20, 2014
European markets fail to pick up Asia's baton

Global stock markets remained volatile Monday as European indexes failed to pick up Asia's baton and posted more big falls. Wall Street was also poised for further selling at the open following an end-of-week rally.

Posted: October 20, 2014
Canadian Pacific ends CSX deal talks

Canadian Pacific Railway says it has ended talks with U.S. counterpart CSX about a possible combination and plans no more discussions about a deal.

Posted: October 20, 2014
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Posted: October 20, 2014
Obama keeps his schedule clear to focus on Ebola

CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is playing it by ear this week as his administration's response to the Ebola scare continues to evolve.

Posted: October 20, 2014
Indian schools face decayed buildings, poverty

WINSLOW, Ariz. (AP) — On a desert outpost miles from the closest paved road, Navajo students at the Little Singer Community School gleefully taste traditional fry bread during the school's heritage week.

Posted: October 19, 2014
NY Gov. Cuomo raises profile _ but for what?

ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — With a new book, an appearance on David Letterman and high-profile trips overseas, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is raising his national profile and laying the ground work for what might be an ambitious next political move.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas

DALLAS (AP) — Ebola fears began to ease for some Monday as a monitoring period passed for those who had close contact with a victim of the disease and after a cruise ship scare ended with the boat returning to port and a lab worker on board testing negative for the virus.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Comet Siding Spring flies past Mars

Comet Siding Spring sailed past Mars on Sunday, coming 10 times closer to the Red Planet than any comet on record has come to Earth.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US rebound

Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street.

Posted: October 19, 2014
As quarantine nears end, Ebola victim's fiancee cites two brave nurses

DALLAS — One day before Thomas Eric Duncan’s friends and family are to get out of quarantine, his fiancee says they remain healthy, but she aches for the two nurses who contracted Ebola after caring for him.

Posted: October 19, 2014
10 Things to Know for Monday

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Posted: October 19, 2014
5 findings about Social Security for Nazi suspects

An Associated Press investigation found that dozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in Social Security payments, through a loophole in U.S. law, after being forced out of the United States.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Brief profiles of a few ex-Nazis getting benefits

Since 1979, at least 38 of 66 suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards forced out of the United States collected millions of dollars in American Social Security payments, an Associated Press investigation has found.

Posted: October 19, 2014
48 set to be cleared in Dallas after Ebola monitoring

By Monday morning, 48 of the people in Dallas who are being monitored for Ebola symptoms will be cleared to resume their lives, after a tense three weeks for them and for much of the nation.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Quarantine expires Monday for many, but worries remain

WASHINGTON — The first wave of people, including the fiancee of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan, will emerge from a state-ordered, 21-day Ebola quarantine Monday, which should probably spark relief in a region that desperately wants to escape the shadow of the disease.

Posted: October 19, 2014
University of Georgia cancels lecture by Liberian journalist

ATLANTA — The University of Georgia canceled the Oct. 23 guest lecture of an award-winning Liberian journalist after concerns were raised that it could expose students and the campus community to the Ebola virus.

Posted: October 19, 2014
CDC to revise Ebola protocol, Pentagon preps team

ATLANTA (AP) — Revised guidance for health care workers treating Ebola patients will include using protective gear "with no skin showing," a top federal health official said Sunday, and the Pentagon announced it was forming a team to assist medical staff in the U.S., if needed.

Posted: October 19, 2014
Police hunt for clues near where Va. remains found

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — After finding remains that could be University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, authorities interviewed nearby residents and picked through leaves on the side of a sparsely populated highway, searching for any clues or evidence.

Posted: October 19, 2014
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