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  • For-profit programs face 'gainful employment' rule
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 9:25 am
    For-profit colleges with graduates unable to pay back their student loans could soon face scrutiny by the federal government.
  • US stocks are mixed in midday trading
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 9:24 am
    U.S. stocks drifted in Thursday trading as a parade of big companies turn in quarterly results. The Dow Jones industrial average climbed more than 100 points, almost entirely thanks to a strong gain for Visa, the Dow's highest-priced stock.
  • Applications for US jobless aid tick up to 287,000
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:49 am
    The number of people seeking unemployment benefits rose slightly last week, but remained at historically low levels that signal a strengthening job market.
  • Obama to rally for Maine gubernatorial candidate
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:36 am
    President Barack Obama is heading to Maine to rally votes for the Democratic candidate for governor, the latest in a burst of campaign appearances Obama is making before next week's midterm elections after months of sitting on the sidelines because of his low approval ratings and unpopularity in some states.
  • Bodies of 48 Sunni tribal fighters found in Iraq
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:25 am
    Iraqi authorities on Thursday found the bodies of 48 Sunni tribesmen killed by the Islamic State group in the restive western province of Anbar, an official said.
  • Sweden recognizes Palestinian state; Israel upset
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:18 am
    Sweden's new left-leaning government on Thursday recognized a Palestinian state -- a move that comes during increased tensions between Arabs and Jews over Israel's plans to build about 1,000 housing units in east Jerusalem.
  • N. Korea cracking down on a distant threat: Ebola
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:18 am
    North Korea announced Thursday it will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus, even though no cases of the disease have been reported in the reclusive country, or anywhere in Asia, and very few foreigners are allowed to enter.
  • Israeli police kill suspected Palestinian shooter
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:18 am
    Israeli authorities closed off all access to a sensitive Jerusalem holy site Thursday, after police killed a Palestinian man suspected of trying to assassinate a hard-line Jewish activist well known for his efforts to promote increased Jewish access to the site.
  • Larson named AP's West Africa bureau chief
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:14 am
    Krista Larson, who has covered the Ebola outbreak and the deadly conflict in Central African Republic for The Associated Press, has been named bureau chief for West Africa for the news cooperative.
  • Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:06 am
    Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furniture and computers onto the street and setting the main chamber ablaze, in the most significant challenge to the president's rule during his 27 years in power.
  • Sri Lanka says no hope finding mudslide survivors
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:06 am
    Hundreds of desperate Sri Lankan villagers dug with bare hands through the broken red earth of a deadly landslide Thursday, defying police orders after a top disaster official said there was no chance of finding more survivors at the high-elevation tea plantation.
  • Syrian official slams Turkey 'aggression'
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 8:06 am
    Syrian President Bashar Assad's political adviser accused Turkey on Thursday of committing "aggression" against the country by allowing rebels to cross into the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to battle the Islamic State group.
  • Ebola: Danger in Sierra Leone, progress in Liberia
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:43 am
    Liberia is making some progress in containing the Ebola outbreak while Sierra Leone is "in a crisis situation which is going to get worse," the top anti-Ebola officials in the two countries said.
  • Peshmerga troops start entering Syrian border town
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:36 am
    Ten Iraqi peshmerga fighters entered the embattled Syrian border town of Kobani via Turkey on Thursday, the first from among a group of 150 Kurdish troops headed there, activists said.
  • Yellen: Awareness of economists' diversity needed
    Associated Press | October 30, 2014 7:30 am
    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen says she wants to raise awareness of the need for diversity among economists, with relatively few women and minorities still choosing to major in economics in college.
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