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Man charged with killing Saudi college student

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A man charged with killing a Saudi Arabian college student stabbed him in order to steal a car the student was selling on Craigslist for more than $30,000, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Thursday.

Appeals court revives Syngenta, Bunge GMO lawsuit

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A federal appeals court gave agricultural chemical-maker Syngenta Seeds hope Monday that it may be able to proceed with a lawsuit against grain storage and transportation company Bunge North America for refusing to accept one of Syngenta's genetically modified corn varieties.

No additional prison for man in forced labor case

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A judge on Monday declined to keep a former African tennis pro in prison after an appeals court threw out the most serious conviction in a case of fraud, immigration crimes and forced labor at his Michigan home.

If no checks, more Ebola cases might leave Africa

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A new study underscores the potential danger of airplane passengers infected with Ebola leaving West Africa: If there were no exit screening in place, researchers estimate that three people with the disease might fly out of the region each month.

Former state GOP chair, lawmaker Slade dead at 78

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Tom Slade, who led the Republican Party of Florida as Jeb Bush and the GOP rose to power, died Monday after being hospitalized last week for heart failure, according to a statement released by a family spokeswoman. He was 78.

Panama suspends Supreme Court judge for corruption

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A Supreme Court justice linked to former President Ricardo Martinelli was suspended on Monday over corruption charges in a landmark corruption case that has mesmerized much of Panama.

Parents of duct-taped boy don't want charges

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The parents of an autistic high school soccer player who was duct-taped to a goal post in a prank earlier this month don't want charges filed against two students involved if they apologize and do community service, the parents' lawyer said Monday after he and his clients met with local officials.

Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one ejecting from one of the aircraft.

Bill Clinton rallies early votes for Mary Landrieu

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Former President Bill Clinton described U.S. Sen. Mary Landrieu as one of the Senate's most bipartisan and effective lawmakers, offering a high-profile campaign boost Monday to the Democratic incumbent ahead of the start of Louisiana's early voting period.

Prosecutor: No sex harassment charges for DeMaio

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Prosecutors on Monday declined to charge Republican congressional candidate Carl DeMaio over allegations that he sexually harassed a former campaign aide and said they were not charging the former aide with breaking into DeMaio's office.

Former Australia Prime Minister Gough Whitlam dies

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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.

Yearwood, Santana to perform at World Series

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Trisha Yearwood and Carlos Santana are among the musicians set to perform the national anthem during the World Series.

Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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.

Labor Secretary Perez pushes Obama jobs proposals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

Labor Secretary Tom Perez is seeking to re-energize President Barack Obama's stalled push for raising the minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 an hour and for making paid leave for mothers of newborns more widely available.

Leaking North Dakota oil well contained

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

North Dakota oil regulators say a well that leaked oil, gas and brine for more than two days has been brought under control.

News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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.

Ebola: Keeping patients alive as body fights back

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

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.

Record iPhone sales drive Apple's 3Q beat

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

The iPhone again proved to be the engine behind Apple's blockbuster financial performance, driving quarterly results well past expectations.

Ex-Boston funeral director held on $50,000 bail

|Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A former Boston funeral director charged with improperly storing bodies and stealing thousands of dollars in funeral pre-payments has been ordered held on $50,000 bail.

Trial begins over Navy silencer contract

| |Monday, Oct. 20, 2014

A Navy intelligence officer illegally diverted nearly $2 million in government funds to his boss's brother under a secret, illegitimate contract to build hundreds of untraceable rifle silencers, prosecutors said Monday.