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  • Hawaii officials warn of possible lava evacuation
  • This Oct. 22, 2014 photo provided by the United States Geological Survey shows the front of a lava flow with numerous smoke plumes arising from active breakouts burning vegetation at the flow margin, near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The growing stream of lava threatening homes is expanding and speeding up as it heads toward the small rural town. Officials say the lava advanced nearly 460 yards from Thursday morning to Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)HONOLULU (AP) ? Hawaii authorities on Saturday told residents near an active lava flow to prepare for a possible evacuation in the next three to five days.



  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP
  • HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) ? The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?"

  • Egypt eyes legal restrictions, military measures after Sinai attacks
  • Family members of security forces killed in Sinai on Friday react near an army vehicle as they wait for the bodies of their relatives at Almaza military airbase in CairoCAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt is considering expanding the jurisdiction of military courts and displacing thousands of residents to enlarge a military buffer zone near the border with the Gaza Strip following an attack on security forces in the area. Two attacks on Friday in the Sinai Peninsula bordering Israel and the Gaza Strip killed at least 33 security personnel in some of the worst anti-state violence since former army chief Abdel Fattah al-Sisi ousted Islamist President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood last year. ...



  • AP source: Addae showed concussion symptoms Friday
  • SAN DIEGO (AP) ? A person with knowledge of the situation says San Diego Chargers safety Jahleel Addae didn't show symptoms of a concussion until Friday afternoon, a day after having two scary reactions following hits in a loss at Denver.

  • Complex investigation follows killing of deputies
  • Law enforcement officers gather at the site where a Sacramento County Sheriff's deputy was shot by an assailant who then carjacked two vehicles prompting a manhunt in Sacramento, Calif., Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The deputy was taken to a hospital but his condition is not immediately known.(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? More than 100 law enforcement officers from across Northern California responded without being asked after hearing that one of their own had been killed at the start of a shooting rampage, a sheriff's spokeswoman said Saturday.



  • Suspect in 2 California deputy deaths charged with murder, carjacking
  • (Reuters) - A Utah man was charged with carrying out a crime spree in Sacramento that killed two California sheriff's deputies and wounded a third, law enforcement officials said on Saturday. A fourth victim, a motorist who was shot in the head, remained hospitalized Saturday, officials said. Marcelo Marquez, 34, of Salt Lake City, was booked into Sacramento County Jail early Saturday and faces two counts of murder, two counts attempted murder and carjacking charges, a sheriff's spokesman said. ...

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder
  • NEW YORK (AP) ? Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • Real Madrid beats Barca 3-1 in Suarez's debut
  • CORRECTING PLAYER WHO SCORED TO NEYMAR - Barcelona's Luis Suarez celebrates after Barcelona teammate Neymar scored during a Spanish La Liga soccer match between Real Madrid and Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid, Spain, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul White)Luis Suarez set up Neymar's fourth-minute goal in the Uruguayan forward's first competitive debut for Barcelona following a four-month biting ban, but Real Madrid rallied to beat Barcelona 3-1 Saturday night in the first "clasico" of the season.



  • Health care worker criticizes quarantine process
  • NEWARK, N.J. (AP) ? The health care worker who was quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa is sharply criticizing the way her case has been handled.

  • Botswana ruling party leads in early vote results
  • Voters queue to cast their votes at a polling station in Gaberone, Botswana, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. Electoral officials say that voting has begun without incident where analysts believe the ruling party will win despite growing discontent in urban areas. (AP Photo)GABORONE, Botswana (AP) ? The party that has ruled Botswana for nearly five decades was leading Saturday in early results from the country's election, but the opposition appeared to have made gains after capitalizing on voter discontent.



  • Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting
  • Student Jaylen Fryberg is seen during a homecoming celebration at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in Marysville, Wash., on Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, in this still frame made from video. Fryberg has been identified as the gunman who walked into his Seattle-area high school cafeteria on Friday and opened fire without shouting or arguing, killing one person and shooting several others in the head before turning the gun on himself, officials and witnesses said. (AP Photo/Jim McGauhey)TULALIP, Wash. (AP) ? A newly hired teacher confronted a gunman and was being hailed as a hero on Saturday after a deadly shooting rampage in the cafeteria of a Washington state high school.



  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola
  • FILE - In this Oct. 8, 2014, file photo Bellevue Hospital nurse Belkys Fortune, left, and Teressa Celia, Associate Director of Infection Prevention and Control, wear protective suits in an isolation room in the Emergency section of the hospital during a demonstration of procedures for possible Ebola patients in New York. New York health officials are known for holdings drills on handling emergencies, and Ebola is no exception. Bellevue, the country's oldest public hospital, had been preparing for an Ebola patient in earnest since August. Ebola came to New York via Dr. Craig Spencer, who had been treating patients in Guinea. Spencer alerted his aid agency that he had developed a fever, and was transported to Bellevue by specially trained emergency workers cloaked in protective gear. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)NEW YORK (AP) ? A nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone is the first test case of quarantine policies now in effect in three states over heightened fears the deadly virus could be spread by health care workers returning to the United States.



  • Darrell Wallace Jr. wins at Martinsville again
  • Darrell Wallace Jr., celebrates after winning the NASCAR Truck Series auto race in victory lane at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) ? Darrell Wallace Jr. has won the Truck Series race at Martinsville Speedway for the second consecutive year.



  • Canadians flock to Parliament Hill, site of attack on soldier
  • The Canadian flag flies at half-mast on the Peace Tower on Parliament Hill in OttawaBy Richard Valdmanis OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadians returned to the reopened grounds of their parliament building on Saturday, three days after a homegrown radical rushed in armed with a rifle after killing a soldier in the second domestic attack in a week on the country's military. The grounds of the hilltop gothic building, whose clock tower is a centerpiece of Ottawa's skyline, attracted scores of visitors, many still stunned by Wednesday's attack, which took place as Prime Minister Stephen Harper was meeting with lawmakers. ...



  • Lebanon troops, Islamists clash in historic Tripoli market
  • A Lebanese soldier takes cover during clashes with Islamist gunmen in Tripoli's historic centre -- which is on the shortlist for possible nomination as a UNESCO world heritage siteLebanese troops fought a fierce and deadly battle Saturday with Islamist gunmen in the historic market of second city Tripoli, in clashes that devastated parts of the popular tourist site. It was the first time since the civil war in neighbouring Syria erupted in 2011 that violence had spread to the market in the northern city's historical centre, which is on the shortlist for selection as a UNESCO world heritage site. A security official said a civilian caught in the crossfire and a gunman were killed, while nine soldiers, eight civilians and six militants were wounded. The fighting broke out late Friday after gunmen attacked an army patrol in the Khan al-Askar area, near the heart of the coastal city, wounding four soldiers, a security official said.



  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot
  • FILE - In this July 17, 2014 file photo, Annette Taddeo-Goldstein, right, talks to reporters during a news conference as former Gov. Charlie Crist listens in Miami. Crist picked former congressional candidate and Miami-Dade County Democratic Party chairwoman Annette Taddeo-Goldstein as his running mate. After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community: more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than Republicans nationally, according to polls. This year they are showcasing this bench in key states that not only have large Hispanic electorates but enough electoral votes to swing presidential elections. The shift is crucial for a party that often fails to get its Hispanic supporters to the polls. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)APOPKA, Fla. (AP) ? The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.



  • Tuktamysheva tops Skate America women's short
  • Elizaveta Tuktamysheva, of Russia, competes in the ladies short program at the Skate America figure skating event Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014, in Hoffman Estates, Ill. (AP Photo/Nam Y. Huh)HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) ? Elizaveta Tuktamysheva of Russia topped the Skate America women's short program on Saturday.



  • No. 11 Kansas State routs Texas 23-0 in Big 12
  • Kansas State quarterback Jake Waters (15) looks for a receiver during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Texas in Manhattan, Kan., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Orlin Wagner)MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) ? In an era of high-octane offenses producing gaudy statistics and prodigious point totals, it makes sense that Kansas State's old-school coach can appreciate an old-school defensive performance.



  • Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71
  • FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 12, 1993 file photo, Eric Clapton, left, Ginger Baker, center, and Jack Bruce, members of the 1960s rock and roll group Cream, pose during the induction ceremony for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Los Angeles, Ca. British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. A statement released by his family on Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 said ?the world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts." Cream, a blues-oriented power trio that also included guitarist Eric Clapton and drummer Ginger Baker, sold 35 million albums in just over two years and were awarded the world's first ever platinum disc for their album ?Wheels of Fire.? Bruce wrote and sang most of the songs, including "I Feel Free", "White Room," "Politician" and ''Sunshine Of Your Love." (AP Photo/Chris Martinez, file)LONDON (AP) ? Jack Bruce was part Mississippi Delta and part Carnaby Street. In his glorious heyday as bassist and lead vocalist of 1960s power trio Cream he helped create a sound that combined American blues and psychedelia to thrill audiences throughout the world.



  • Clashes in Jerusalem but flashpoint Palestinian funeral delayed
  • Israeli security officers run past burning tires during clashes with Palestinian protesters in the Issawiya district of Arab east Jerusalem on October 24, 2014Israeli police clashed with Palestinians across east Jerusalem Saturday ahead of a potentially explosive funeral that was delayed for a day and tight security conditions imposed. Relatives of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the Palestinian driver who ploughed into a Jerusalem crowd on Wednesday, killing an Israeli baby, were told to be ready to bury him Sunday night, their lawyer said. The internment, near Jerusalem's Old City walls, will take place at 11:00 pm (2100 GMT) and must be finished by midnight, only 20 mourners will be permitted to attend and they will have to submit their names to police in advance, attorney Mohammed Mahmud said in a statement. Police branded as a "terror attack" the incident Wednesday in which Shaludi, 21, from east Jerusalem's flashpoint Silwan neighbourhood drove at high speed into a crowd of Israelis.



  • Yosemite rangers try to keep hungry bears at bay
  • In this April 2014 photo provided by the Yosemite Conservancy is a bear with a GPS tracking collar in Yosemite National Park, Calif. Keeping wild black bears in Yosemite National Park away from humans is a constant battle. For the last 16 years, park rangers have warned visitors about the perils of leaving food in their cars within range of the bears? ultra-keen noses. A bear management team is busy now fixing bears with sophisticated GPS tracking collars to better understand their movement. Despite such efforts, the park rangers are losing the battle this year. (AP Photo/Yosemite Conservancy, Caitlin Lee-Roney)FRESNO, Calif. (AP) ? Rangers at Yosemite National Park are in a constant battle to keep wild black bears ? with their ultra-keen noses and powerful paws and jaws ? far away from humans.



  • Egypt's Sinai in lockdown after bomb kills 30 troops
  • A Palestinian security officer sits near the gate under Palestinian control at the Rafah border crossing with Egypt in the southern Gaza Strip, October 25, 2014Egypt imposed a state of emergency Saturday across parts of the Sinai Peninsula as the military pounded suspected jihadists after a suicide car bombing there killed 30 soldiers. Friday's bombing was the deadliest attack on security forces since the army deposed Islamist president Mohamed Morsi last year, to the fury of his supporters. The state of emergency in the north and centre of the Sinai will remain in place for three months, the president's office said. Egypt also announced it would close the Rafah crossing into the Gaza Strip, the only entry to the Palestinian territory not controlled by Israel.



  • Cunningham, Meyers Taylor win openers at US trials
  • LAKE PLACID, N.Y. (AP) ? Nick Cunningham is generally considered a lock to make the U.S. bobsled national team this season.

  • NJ Gov. Christie back again in Iowa; 2016 on mind?
  • FILE - This July 17, 2014, file photo shows New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie greeting Iowans after speaking at a fundraiser for Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad in Davenport, Iowa. Christie is headlining Branstad's birthday bash in Clive, Iowa, Saturday Oct. 25, 2014, one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar, cementing his status as Branstad's favored 2016 candidate and giving him his biggest platform yet to appeal to activists in the state. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)AKRON, Iowa (AP) ? New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie returned to Iowa on Saturday to headline one of the biggest events on the state's political calendar and seize the chance to meet with Republican activists and fundraisers who could propel a potential White House bid in 2016.



  • Boat accident leaves 26 dead in Zambia
  • LUSAKA, Zambia (AP) ? At least 26 people, most of them children, died when a crowded boat capsized in Zambia while on the way to a national celebration, police said Saturday.

  • Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists
  • Benito Mussolini's first air raid shelter, created in old wine cellars, is seen during a visit for the press in Villa Torlonia in Rome, Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. After the outbreak of World War II, the shelter was quickly constructed in 1940 in what had been the wine cellar of Torlonia noble family, who lived there before Mussolini took up residence during his Fascist rule. The city of Rome now owns the villa and opened the shelter to tourists with reservations starting from Oct. 31. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)ROME (AP) ? A Roman villa's wine cellar, which was converted into an air raid shelter for Benito Mussolini and the Italian dictator's family, is opening its anti-gas, double steel doors to tourists.



  • US journalist says body was 'at war' with Ebola
  • Ebola survivor Ashoka Mukpo talks with a reporter inside his home in Providence, R.I., Saturday Oct. 25, 2014. Mukpo says he knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods. "The only thing you can see is their eyes, and they're dripping with chlorine," he said. (AP Photo/Stew Milne)PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) ? Ashoka Mukpo knew he really was in trouble when he saw the people treating him in full suits and hoods.



  • After 17 years, Rampone aims for 1 more World Cup
  • FILE - In this Oct. 20, 2014, file photo, United States defender Meghan Klingenberg (16) celebrates her goal with defenders Whitney Engen (6), Christie Rampone (3) and Kelley O´Hara (5) during the second half of a CONCACAF soccer match against Haiti, at RFK Stadiumin Washington. The Women?s World Cup kicks off in Canada in June 2015 _ and if the favored U.S. squad advances far, expect some more massive TV audiences. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)CHESTER, Pa. (AP) ? Christie Rampone got a diamond necklace from USA Soccer for her 300th international appearance with the national team. Yet it's clear her memories are far more precious.



  • City setback as West Ham claim shock win
  • Diafra Sakho celebrates scoring West Ham's second goal against Manchester City at Upton Park in London on February 11, 2014Manchester City's bid to put pressure on Premier League leaders Chelsea suffered a setback as the champions slumped to a surprise 2-1 defeat at West Ham on Saturday. Manuel Pellegrini's team had hoped to close the gap on the Blues to two points ahead of their rivals' clash with Manchester United on Sunday. Morgan Amalfitano opened the scoring in the 21st minute and Diafra Sakho added the decisive second goal in the 75th minute.



  • Deep rifts remain at UN talks on global climate pact
  • Concern is high at a perceived lack of urgency as UN climate negotiations shuffle towards a close in Bonn on Saturday with just 14 months left to finalise a new, global pactWith a 2015 deadline looming large for a global pact on curbing climate change, six days of UN talks closed in Bonn on Saturday with delegates and observers deflated over a lack of progress. The meeting of senior officials in the former West German capital was meant to lay the groundwork for December's round of ministerial-level UN talks in Lima, where a draft of the deal must be outlined for adoption in Paris a year later. Ecuador's negotiator Walter Schuldt, on behalf of a group of 30-odd Like-Minded Developing Countries that include major polluters India and China, said they were "thoroughly dissatisfied" with the outcome. Countries remain divided on such fundamentals as the legal form that the 2015 agreement will take, whether there will be different levels of obligation for rich and poor nations, and how to assess whether national carbon curbing pledges are enough, combined, to avoid the worst climate change scenarios.



  • US to recognize gay marriage in another six states
  • A same-sex couple gets married on March 22, 2014 in Pontiac, MichiganThe US government announced Saturday it would recognize same sex marriages in six more states, following an earlier Supreme Court decision not to take up the debate. The announcement from Attorney General Eric Holder means gay and lesbian married couples in those states will have the same legal rights and federal benefits as heterosexual couples. Holder's announcement "brings the total number of states where same sex couples are recognized by the federal government to 32, plus the District of Columbia," the Justice Department said. Court battles over gay marriage bans in those states are ongoing.



  • Unpaid volunteers worth millions to Olympic Games
  • FILE - In this Aug. 8, 2008, file photo, volunteers cheer during the opening ceremony in the National Stadium at the Beijing 2008 Olympics in Beijing. Rio De Janeiro needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics. Volunteers are not only unpaid, but they pay their own lodging and transportation to the host city. They get transportation to venues and meals only on the days they work, some training and uniforms to treasure. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko, File)RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) ? Rio needs 70,000 unpaid volunteers for the 2016 Olympics and Paralympics, and Brazilian Olympic medalist Ricardo Prado is making a pitch with a deadline for signups just three weeks away.



  • Police seek motive in fatal Washington state school shooting
  • People attend a community vigil at the Grove Church following a shooting at Marysville-Pilchuck High School in MarysvilleBy Eric M. Johnson and Victoria Cavaliere MARYSVILLE Wash. (Reuters) - Authorities in Washington state were working on Saturday to piece together why a popular high school student opened fire on classmates sitting at a cafeteria table, killing one and wounding four others, some of them apparently cousins, before killing himself. The Friday incident at Marysville-Pilchuck High School north of Seattle sent students fleeing from the building and sheltering under desks in the latest of a series of school shootings. ...



  • Barca beaten by Real Madrid on Suarez debut
  • Barcelona's Argentinian forward Lionel Messi gestures during the Spanish league "Clasico" football match Real Madrid CF vs FC Barcelona at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium in Madrid on October 25, 2014Luis Suarez's Barcelona debut ended in defeat as Real Madrid cut the gap on the La Liga leaders to just a point as they came from behind to win El Clasico 3-1 on Saturday thanks to goals from Cristiano Ronaldo, Pepe and Karim Benzema. Playing for the first time in a competitive game since being handed a four- month ban for biting Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, Suarez's Barca career had got off to a flying start as he set up Neymar to slide home the opening goal after just three minutes.



  • Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo
  • Vernice White, Chaka Khan, and Ray Parker Jr. perform at the 13th annual "A Great Night in Harlem" gala concert, presented by The Jazz Foundation of America to benefit The Jazz Musicians Emergency Fund, at The Apollo Theater on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, in New York. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honoree is musician Herbie Hancock. (Photo by Mark Von Holden/Invision/AP)NEW YORK (AP) ? Herbie Hancock enjoyed "A Great Night in Harlem" with a look to the past and the future as the legendary jazz pianist received a lifetime achievement award from the Jazz Foundation of America at a benefit concert at the historic Apollo Theater.



  • Harvick has work cut out for him at Martinsville
  • Kevin Harvick watches his crew in the garage as he waits for practice to begin for Sunday's Sprint Cup Series auto race at Martinsville Speedway in Martinsville, Va., Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)MARTINSVILLE, Va. (AP) ? Kevin Harvick has picked his way through traffic before at Martinsville Speedway, never when the stakes were so high.



  • Custom urns courtesy of company's 3-D printer
  • In this Oct. 23, 2014 photo, a composite ceramic custom printed 3-D funeral urn depicting a piano, made by Foreverence, is seen in Eden Prairie, Minn. Foreverence sells the urns via funeral directors, The St. Paul Pioneer Press reported. (AP Photo/The St. Paul Pioneer Press, Scott Takushi)EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP) ? A Minneosta startup is using a 3-D printer to create custom urns shaped like objects that were important to the person whose remains they hold.



  • Fifth of eurozone banks fail ECB health check: report
  • Some 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimSome 25 eurozone banks have failed a health check by the European Central Bank, reports claimed Saturday, citing leaked documents. Nearly one in five of the 130 banks surveyed failed the stress test, the Wall Street Journal and the Daily Telegraph said, ahead of the publication of the official results by the ECB on Sunday. The unprecedented health check of eurozone banks comes before the ECB assumes the role of the bloc's banking supervisor next month. It hopes that a "comprehensive assessment" -- made up of a so-called asset quality reviews and a "stress test" -- will uncover any potentially nasty surprises beforehand.



  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000
  • DAKAR, Senegal (AP) ? More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread.

  • Botswana's ruling party leads in early election results
  • Voters sit under umbrellas as they queue outside a polling station in the capital Gaborone to cast their ballot during the general elections in Botswana, on October, 24 2014Early results from Botswana's general elections showed the ruling party in the lead but opposition parties making inroads in the diamond-rich southern African state, according to preliminary figures released by the electoral commission. With just 11 of the 57 parliamentary seats declared, the ruling Botswana Democratic Party (BDP) had won seven while newcomers, the Umbrella for Democratic Change (UDC), took four. The BDP, headed by President Ian Khama, held 45 seats in the outgoing parliament.