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  • Driver shot dead after he hits 2 Canadian soldiers
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 8:03 pm
    A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car Monday in a city near Montreal had become influenced by radical Islam, an official familiar with the case said.
  • Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 7:06 pm
    Gough Whitlam, a flamboyant Australian prime minister and controversial social reformer whose grip on power was cut short by a bitter constitutional crisis, died Tuesday at the age of 98.
  • Poll: Brazil's leader gains ground in tight race
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 6:12 pm
    A poll released Monday night shows Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff gaining ground over her rival in a tight re-election race, though the contest remains in a technical tie.
  • 5.6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia line
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 3:36 pm
    A magnitude-5.6 earthquake rattled Ecuador's border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage.
  • Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 3:31 pm
    Labor Secretary Tom Perez sought Monday to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.50 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.
  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 2:18 pm
    Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began.
  • Obama coalition-building again, this time on Ebola
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 2:12 pm
    After rallying dozens of nations to join the fight against Islamic State militants, President Barack Obama is back in the coalition-building business -- this time to fight the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.
  • Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 2:06 pm
    People who shared an apartment with the country's first Ebola patient are emerging from quarantine healthy. And while Thomas Eric Duncan died and two U.S. nurses were infected caring for him, there are successes, too: A nurse infected in Spain has recovered, as have four American aid workers infected in West Africa. Even there, not everyone dies.
  • Turkey says it helps Kurdish fighters enter Syria
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 1:42 pm
    Turkey said it was helping Iraqi Kurdish fighters cross into Syria to support their brethren fighting Islamic State militants in a key border town, although activists inside embattled Kobani said no forces had arrived by Monday evening, raising questions about whether the mission was really underway.
  • US regulator: Fannie, Freddie in deal with banks
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 1:30 pm
    A federal regulator says government-controlled mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have reached an agreement with major banks that could expand lending.
  • Report oil found in Paraguay; gov't cautious
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 1:00 pm
    A British energy company said on Monday that it made its first major oil discovery in Paraguay's Chaco Basin, though the government said it's too soon to tell if the find is commercially viable.
  • Blackwater jurors granted request to watch video
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 12:54 pm
    Jurors deliberating the fate of four former Blackwater security guards in the shootings of more than 30 Iraqi citizens were granted a request to watch a videotape showing the aftermath of the violence.
  • Submarine hunt sends Cold War chill across Baltic
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 12:42 pm
    Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge.
  • Libya's persecuted people displaced again
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 12:19 pm
    After three years in a packed refugee camp, Mariam Mohammed fled with her seven children and some 3,000 other members of Libya's persecuted Tawergha community after they were caught in crossfire between Islamist militias and pro-government forces in the embattled eastern city of Benghazi.
  • Warming Earth heading for hottest year on record
    Associated Press | October 20, 2014 11:54 am
    Earth is on pace to tie or even break the mark for the hottest year on record, federal meteorologists say.
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