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Opposition rejects Mozambique's election results

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Mozambique's opposition parties on Saturday rejected the victory of the ruling Frelimo party, alleging voter fraud in the southeastern African nation's elections.

Hancock honored at jazz benefit concert at Apollo

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare.

How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help.

Mussolini air raid shelter opens to tourists

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Father of country star Reba McEntire dies

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The father of country music star Reba McEntire has died in Oklahoma.

Cream vocalist and bassist Jack Bruce dies at 71

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Teacher tried to stop Washington state shooting

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers.

Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

Suicide attack kills 8 Shiite militiamen in Iraq

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Iraqi authorities say a suicide bombing has killed eight Shiite militiamen just north of Baghdad.

Extremists launch new attack on Syrian border town

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Fighters from the Islamic State group launched Saturday a new offensive on the northern Syrian town of Kobani after shelling the area from their positions nearby, activists and a Kurdish official said.

Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

Colleagues: US doctor with Ebola was very careful

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

An American doctor who caught Ebola while treating patients in Guinea was a hard worker who conscientiously followed safety procedures, two colleagues said Saturday.

Botswana ruling party leads in early vote results

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

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.

3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

Woman quarantined in NJ shows no signs of Ebola

|Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

New Jersey health officials say a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa has tested negative for Ebola in a preliminary evaluation.

Egypt leader: 'Foreign hands' behind Sinai attack

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi said Saturday that an assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 31 troops was a "foreign-funded operation" and vowed to take drastic action against militants.