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Obama raising campaign cash for Illinois governor

President Barack Obama right, is greeted by Gary Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson left front, and Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., left back, after arriving at the Gary/Chicago International Airport in Gary, Ind., Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty)CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn.



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Hong Kong police warn protesters against occupying buildings

Buses covered with messages of support stop at a main street at Mongkok shopping district after thousands of protesters blocked the road in Hong KongBy Donny Kwok and Yimou Lee HONG KONG (Reuters) – Hong Kong police promised on Thursday to respond firmly to any attempt by thousands of pro-democracy protesters to occupy administrative buildings, and authorities urged people to immediately end their blockade of the city center. The mostly young protesters have demanded Hong Kong's leader, Leung Chun-ying, step down by the end of Thursday, and want China to introduce full democracy so the city can freely choose its own leader. …



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Food crisis looms as Ebola rampages through West Africa

Residents of West Point neighbourhood, which has been quarantined following an outbreak of Ebola, receive food rations from the United Nations World Food Programme in MonroviaBy Misha Hussain and Chris Arsenault DAKAR/ROME (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – The mango season finished early for Mamadou Barry, a fruit vendor in Marche Kermel, an old covered market in the Senegalese capital Dakar. Where stalls once brimmed with tropical produce imported from neighbouring Guinea, the Ebola-related border closure has emptied the tables. Barry, of Guinean origin like many storekeepers in Senegal, has been going back and forth between the two countries for three years. …



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Nigeria’s Boko Haram "leader" appears in new video – AFP

A poster advertising for the search of Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau is pasted on a wall in BagaABUJA (Reuters) – A man claiming to be Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau has appeared in a new video, contradicting Nigerian military reports that he was killed, French news agency AFP reported on Thursday. Screen grabs of the video, seen by Reuters, show a figure in boots and combat fatigues who looks similar to the man claiming to be Shekau in previous videos. "Here I am, alive. I will only die the day Allah takes my breath," he says in the northern Hausa language, reported the news agency, which normally receives Boko Haram tapes first, before they are distributed online. …



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Lesotho to hold elections two years early after attempted coup

South African Deputy President Ramaphosa attends the Farlam Commission, in CenturionMASERU (Reuters) – Lesotho has brought forward 2017 elections by two years to try to resolve political tensions in the southern African country after an attempted coup in August, South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa said on Thursday. General elections will now be held towards the end of February next year, Ramaphosa, who has been mediating between rival political factions, told a news conference in the capital. The king of the mountainous kingdom, which is completely surrounded by South Africa, will reconvene parliament on Oct. 17, Ramaphosa added.



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Netflix signs Adam Sandler to four-film deal

FILE - In this Sept. 6, 2014 file photo, actor Adam Sander smiles during a press conference for "Men, Women, and Children" at the 2014 Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto. Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Hannah Yoon, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Adam Sandler has signed a deal with Netflix to star in and produce four films for the streaming service.



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The Bronx: Where Poe hung out

About 8.4 million people can rightfully call themselves New Yorkers, according to 2013 census data. There are no official numbers to back this up, but it’d be a pretty solid bet to say that an awful lot of them have never spent much time exploring the Bronx beyond Yankee Stadium, the Bronx Zoo, the Bronx Botanical Gardens and maaayyybe going out for a plate of manicotti and some tiramisu on Arthur Avenue.


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Saudi Arabia: 2 million in Mecca for start of hajj

Muslim pilgrims moving around the Kaaba, the black cube at center, inside the Grand Mosque, a day before Muslim's annual pilgrimage, known as the Hajj, in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)MECCA, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia sought to assure the public that the kingdom was safe and free of health scares as an estimated 2 million Muslims streamed into a sprawling tent city near Mecca on Thursday for the start of the annual Islamic hajj pilgrimage.



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Pierson’s undoing was quick as support vanished

FILE - In this Sept. 30, 2014 file photo, Secret Service Director Julia Pierson testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington. Secret Service Director Julia Pierson has resigned amid recent White House security breach. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president.



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Nigeria court-martials 97 troops for offenses including mutiny

ABUJA (Reuters) – Nigeria’s military court-martialled 97 of its troops on Thursday for offenses including mutiny, assault, absconding, house breaking and disorderly behaviour, it said. The president of the court-martial, Brigadier General Musa Yusuf, did not explicitly state that the trials related to soldiers’ conduct in a war against Islamist insurgents Boko Haram, but the troops were all serving in Maiduguri in the northeast, epicentre of the conflict. Low morale there has led to a series of desertions and at least one mutiny. …
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U.S. jobless claims drop, point to stronger labor market

Job seekers fill out job applications for recruiters as they attend a job fair in New YorkBy Jason Lange WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The number of Americans filing new claims for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, a sign the labor market may be tightening. Still, other data on Thursday showed weaker factory orders in August even after stripping out volatile transportation figures, a darker signal for future growth in manufacturing. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 to a seasonally adjusted 287,000 in the week ended Sept. 27, the Labor Department said. Economists polled by Reuters had forecast a rise in new claims. …



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Libya’s runaway parliament seeks refuge in Tobruk bubble

ewsA general view of the Dar al Salam, a five-star hotel being used by members of the House of Representatives, in TobrukBy Ulf Laessing TOBRUK Libya (Reuters) – Trucks fitted with anti-aircraft cannon, troops and cement roadblocks protect the five-star hotel in Tobruk that is now the surreal last bastion of Libya's fugitive parliament. Three years after NATO missiles helped overthrow Muammar Gaddafi, North Africa's major oil producer is effectively divided, with two governments and two parliaments, each backed by rival groups of armed men. After weeks of fighting in the summer, an armed faction from the western city of Misrata took over Tripoli, driving out fighters from the city of Zintan in the east who had set up camp at the international airport following the fall of Gaddafi. The conflict makes Western leaders fear that Libya is sliding closer to civil war, far from the stable democracy just across the Mediterranean from Europe they had hoped to achieve when they backed the uprising against Gaddafi.



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Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

Sen. Mark Begich, left, and his Republican challenger, former state attorney general Dan Sullivan, tangled Wednesday night Oct. 1, 2014 at a debate on fishing issues in a high school auditorium in Kodiak, Alaska. The Republican U.S. Senate candidate Sullivan was grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest ports in the U.S. Fishing is Alaska's top industry and employs about one-tenth of the state's population. (AP Photo/KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S.



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Justices to review Arizona districting commission

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will consider a challenge by Arizona Republicans to the state’s congressional districting map.
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It’s a girl, for Ashton Kutcher, Mila Kunis

Actors Ashton Kutcher (R) and Mila Kunis got engaged in February after a two-year relationshipLos Angeles (AFP) – Actors Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis are the parents of a baby girl born Tuesday in Los Angeles, US media report.



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London exhibit charts chilling allure of gothic

Undated handout photo issued by the British Library on Thursday Oct. 2, 2014 of a Victorian vampire slaying kit on display in Terror and Wonder: The Gothic Imagination exhibition, at the British Library, in London. The gothic genre that has been spooking readers and viewers for centuries. It's the subject of a new exhibition at the British Library that explores 250 years of chills, thrills and bloody excess whose influence runs from the pages of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein" to the clothes of Alexander McQueen. The exhibition at the British Library in London runs from Friday Oct. 3, until Jan. 20(AP Photo/Royal Armouries/British Library) NO ARCHIVELONDON (AP) — There's a part of us that loves to be scared.



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Supreme Court takes up Idaho Medicaid challenge

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Thursday it will decide whether private sector health care providers can force a state to raise its Medicaid reimbursement rates to keep up with the rising cost of services.
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More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with Ebola patient – Dallas

AUSTIN Texas (Reuters) – More than 80 people were exposed in some way to the patient infected with Ebola, a spokeswoman for Dallas County’s public health department said on Thursday. The department said 12 to 18 people came into direct contact with the Ebola patient and the rest came into contact with members of that group. They are all being monitored and no one has shown any symptoms, said Erikka Neroes, a spokeswoman for the Dallas County Department of Health and Human Services. …
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Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver

PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge.
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US stocks steady after solid jobless claims

US stocks are little changed in early trade, stabilizing after the prior day's sell-off, following a solid report on US jobless claimsNew York (AFP) – US stocks were little changed in early trade Thursday, stabilizing after the prior day's sell-off, following a solid report on US jobless claims.



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Scores possibly exposed to U.S. Ebola patient; four isolated

Students disembark from a school bus outside The Ivy ApartmentsBy Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS (Reuters) – More than 80 people had direct or indirect contact with the first person to be diagnosed with the deadly Ebola virus in the United States, health officials said Thursday, as four members of the patient's family were quarantined as a precaution. Dallas County officials said 12 to 18 people had direct contact with the Texas patient, and they in turn had contact with scores of others. All were being monitored and none had shown any symptoms. A top health official urged U.S. …



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Royals warn paparazzo Prince George is off-bounds

Prince William and his wife Kate introduce Prince George to butterflies at the Natural History Museum in LondonLondon (AFP) – Prince William and his wife Kate have sent a legal warning letter to a photographer trying to take pictures of their son Prince George and his nanny, a spokesman said Thursday.



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Greek police destroy suspected bomb sent to bourse

ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Greek police have destroyed a suspicious parcel sent to the Athens Stock Exchange that was stopped at the mailroom and did not disrupt trading.
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Plot to bomb holiday event leads to 30-year term

FILE - A Nov. 27, 2010, file photo provided by the Multnomah County, Ore., Sheriff's Office, shows Mohamed Mohamud. Nearly four years after 19-year-old Mohamud showed up at a Christmas tree lighting ceremony in Portland, Ore., and triggered what turned out to be a fake bomb provided by the FBI, he is scheduled to be sentenced Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Multnomah County Sheriff's Office, File)PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — One thousand, four hundred and six days after he screamed "God is great" while police officers dragged him into a waiting van, a young Somali American was sentenced to 30 years in prison for plotting to detonate a bomb.



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Nadal, Williams make China Open quarters, Halep quits

Rafael Nadal serves against Peter Gojowczyk at the China Open in Beijing on October 2, 2014Beijing (AFP) – Rafael Nadal and Serena Williams powered into the quarter-finals of the China Open Thursday, while world number two Simona Halep made the last eight, and then withdrew from the tournament through injury.



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Bank of England backs flagship government mortgage guarantee scheme

A view of semi-detached homes in Bexleyheath, southeast LondonBy David Milliken and Huw Jones LONDON (Reuters) – The Bank of England gave a clean bill of health to Britain's flagship mortgage guarantee scheme on Thursday, sparing the government from potential embarrassment in the run-up to a national election. But it asked for new powers to curb risky mortgage borrowing – including funding for buy-to-let investments for the first time – and said it would speed up plans to limit how much banks can lend relative to their capital. …



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Hamilton braces for Rosberg fightback

Lewis Hamilton signs autographs in Suzuka on October 2, 2014 ahead of Sunday's Formula One Japanese Grand PrixSuzuka (Japan) (AFP) – Lewis Hamilton said Thursday he will be ready for a fightback from teammate Nico Rosberg at the Japanese Grand Prix after the German lost first place in the Formula One rankings.



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Texas Ebola monitoring now beyond initial contacts

Map shows Ebola victim flight across Atlantic; 2c x 3 inches; 96.3 mm x 76 mm;DALLAS (AP) — About 80 people are now being monitored for symptoms of Ebola in Texas, a Dallas County Health and Human Services spokeswoman said Thursday.



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