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TOP STORIES: CANADA-EBOLA RESTRICTS VISAS TORONTO -- Canada's Conservative government announces it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission"...full story
updated 2014-11-01 02:42 PM
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In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a soldier inspects a truck at a checkpoint outside of Ciudad Mier, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Mexico has sent its soldiers, marines and federal police to bring Tamaulipas state under control, as it prepares to develop rich shale fields along the Gulf Coast, and attract foreign investors. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) American fashion designer Rick Owens, acknowledges applause after the presentation of his Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection in Paris, France, Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014. (AP Photo/Michel Euler) Kurds from Turkey, left, and Syria break down the fences at the Syrian border near Suruc, Turkey, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. On Thursday, about 1,000 Kurdish activists arrived at the border after a more than 750 mile (1,200 kilometer) overnight bus ride from Istanbul in response to a call for mass mobilization by the imprisoned leader of the PKK rebel group, Abdullah Ocalan.  (AP Photo/Burhan Ozbilici) In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, a military style cap decorated with a letter "Z," which stands for "Zetas," and was allegedly seized by soldiers, is shown to the press at the military base in Ciudad Mier, in Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Arrests and violence have taken out so many key Zetas leaders that cartel members have taken to camping out in the bush, dragooning Central American migrants into their ranks. They live off the land and change campsites constantly to avoid detection. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) In this Sept. 5, 2014 photo, weapons allegedly seized from gangs by the military are displayed at a military base in Ciudad Mier, Tamaulipas state, Mexico. Two rival gangs, the Zetas and the Gulf cartel, which use Tamaulipas as a route to ferry drugs and migrants to the United States have diversified their business, selling stolen gas and crude to refineries in Texas or to gas stations on either side of the border. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo) From the left, LVMH luxury group CEO Bernard Arnault, his wife Helene, Carla Bruni-Sarkozy and Dior CEO Sidney Toledano, attend Dior's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) A man shows two bottles of cologne, one called "Ernesto," honors guerrilla leader Ernesto "Che" Guevara, and "Hugo," for the late Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez, in Havana, Cuba, Wednesday, Sept. 24, 2014. Formulated by a French company and produced in Cuba, the colognes are being presented this week at a Labiofam convention in Havana. (AP Photo/Franklin Reyes) A model wears a creation as part of  Dior's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus) Carla Bruni-Sarkozy, second from left, Katia Toledano, third from left, Dior fashion house CEO Sidney Toledano, third from right, actress Marion Cotillard, second from right, and Dakota Fanning, right, attend Dior's Spring/Summer 2015 ready-to-wear fashion collection presented in Paris, France, Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
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BC-AP Americas Digest

Associated Press

TOP STORIES: CANADA-EBOLA RESTRICTS VISAS TORONTO -- Canada's Conservative government announces it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission"....Fullstory

2014-11-01 02:42 PM

Amid Ebola scare, Canada restricts visas
By ROB GILLIES
Associated Press

TORONTO (AP) -- Canada's Conservative government said it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with "widespread and persistent-intense transmission" of the....Fullstory

2014-11-01 02:22 PM

Both parties find hope in early US midterm voting Both parties find hope in early US midterm voting
By DAVID ESPO
Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Early votes in the U.S. midterm elections soared past 15 million across 31 states, an outpouring that is giving hopeful Republicans as....Fullstory

2014-11-01 01:22 PM

Democrats look to black voters in key Senate races Democrats look to black voters in key Senate races
By BILL BARROW and GARY D. ROBERTSON
Associated Press

ATLANTA (AP) -- With Republicans confident of reclaiming control of the U.S. Senate, Democrats are looking to black voters in two Southern states to help....Fullstory

2014-11-01 01:22 PM

Judge won't close hearing in Islamic State case
By MICHAEL TARM
Associated Press

CHICAGO (AP) -- A federal judge on Friday denied a government request to partially close a detention hearing for a 19-year-old suburban Chicago man who....Fullstory

2014-11-01 09:01 AM

Analysis: In Syria, no good options for West
By DAN PERRY and ZEINA KARAM
Associated Press

UNDATED (AP) -- With the U.S.-led assault on the Islamic State group, the world community is acting in Syria, but not in the Syrian civil....Fullstory

2014-11-01 06:01 AM

Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy

Associated Press

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....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Cyprus president scolds Central Bank chief

Associated Press

NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) -- Cyprus' president has strongly criticized the bailed-out country's Central Bank chief for not disclosing details of her daughter's job, which may....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
By JOSHUA GOODMAN
Associated Press

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) -- A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail -- and the threat of a....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war
By NATALIYA VASILYEVA
Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) -- Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Hong Kong protests promise political game change Hong Kong protests promise political game change
By JACK CHANG
Associated Press

HONG KONG (AP) -- Like thousands of young people from all over Hong Kong, secondary school teacher Li Hiu Fung had come out to the....Fullstory

2014-11-01 02:22 PM

New US general seeks China air safety dialogue
By CHRISTOPHER BODEEN
Associated Press

BEIJING (AP) -- The U.S. Air Force's new commander in the Pacific said Saturday she's hoping to continue talks with China on avoiding dangerous encounters....Fullstory

2014-11-01 01:42 PM

Governors' races are test runs for White House
By ALEXANDRA OLSON
Associated Press

NEW YORK (AP) -- Democratic and Republican candidates are locked in tight governors' races across the U.S. that could resonate far beyond Tuesday's elections and....Fullstory

2014-11-01 01:22 PM

Ecuador top court endorses re-election for Correa

Associated Press

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuador's top court has endorsed and sent to the National Assembly a constitutional reform package that would allow indefinite re-election for....Fullstory

2014-11-01 09:01 AM

AIG to pay NY $35M to settle licensing allegations

Associated Press

ALBANY, New York (AP) -- Insurance company American International Group Inc. has agreed to pay New York state $35 million to settle claims that two....Fullstory

2014-11-01 09:01 AM

Pentagon gives defense civilians options on Ebola

Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Pentagon says its civilian employees who return from Ebola response missions in West Africa will not be required to undergo the....Fullstory

2014-11-01 06:01 AM

Recent moves by central banks, at a glance
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks. On Friday, the Bank of Japan surprised financial markets by intensifying its purchases....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

Associated Press

MONCTON, New Brunswick (AP) -- A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others has been given Canada's....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments News Guide: A look at latest Ebola developments
By The Associated Press
Associated Press

No African countries are on the United Nations list of contributors to fight Ebola. With few exceptions, African governments and institutions are offering only marginal....Fullstory

2014-11-01 03:01 AM

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