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Heavy security as Israel reopens Jerusalem site
JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.... 10/31/2014 7:09 PM

Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings
MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) -- A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.... 10/31/2014 7:09 PM

Chicago Marathon champion Jeptoo fails doping test
STELLENBOSCH, South Africa (AP) -- Leading female marathoner Rita Jeptoo of Kenya failed a doping test a few weeks before winning her second consecutive Chicago Marathon, her agent and national federation said Friday.... 10/31/2014 7:06 PM

Kurdish official blames Turkey for peshmerga delay
SURUC, Turkey (AP) -- The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, and a senior Kurdish official blamed Ankara for the delay.... 10/31/2014 7:03 PM

UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.... 10/31/2014 6:57 PM

Liberia opens 1 of largest Ebola treatment centers
MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Remembering those who have died in the world's deadliest Ebola outbreak, Liberia's president opened one of the country's largest Ebola treatment centers in Monrovia on Friday amid hopes that the disease is finally on the decline in this West African country.... 10/31/2014 6:46 PM

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail - and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence - as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.... 10/31/2014 6:45 PM

Fire causes evacuation of French state radio
PARIS (AP) -- A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows.... 10/31/2014 6:44 PM

Italy phases out sea rescues to save migrants
ROME (AP) -- Italy insisted Friday that lives won't be sacrificed as it ended its costly Mediterranean Sea rescue operation and shifted over to a less ambitious joint patrol with the European Union.... 10/31/2014 6:27 PM

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) -- Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.... 10/31/2014 6:24 PM

Head of UK sex-abuse inquiry quits
LONDON (AP) -- The head of an inquiry into alleged sex abuse by powerful figures in British society resigned Friday after victims' groups said she was too close to a politician under scrutiny.... 10/31/2014 6:24 PM

Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy
ROME (AP) -- Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.... 10/31/2014 6:21 PM

Protests push Burkina Faso president from power
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) -- The president of Burkina Faso stepped down Friday after protesters stormed parliament and set the building ablaze, ending the 27-year reign of one of Africa's longest-serving rulers who had survived previous attempts to topple him.... 10/31/2014 6:12 PM

US ambassador says she's monitoring for Ebola
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- The U.S. ambassador who just returned from the three West African countries worst hit by Ebola said Friday she's self-monitoring for the virus like anyone else.... 10/31/2014 5:52 PM

Syria's Alawites pay heavy price as they bury sons
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) -- The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous. The impromptu murals of death illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.... 10/31/2014 5:43 PM

EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit
UNITED NATIONS (AP) -- A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003.... 10/31/2014 5:41 PM

Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes
TOKYO (AP) -- Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink.... 10/31/2014 5:36 PM

2 bodies found after UK fireworks warehouse blaze
LONDON (AP) -- British police have found the bodies of two men after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.... 10/31/2014 5:23 PM

South Africa: Suspect arrested in soccer killing
JOHANNESBURG (AP) -- A suspect has been charged with the murder of Senzo Meyiwa, South Africa's national soccer team captain, authorities said Friday.... 10/31/2014 4:47 PM

New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca
MADRID (AP) -- Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday.... 10/31/2014 4:45 PM