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Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

| |Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014

Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

Expert: 8,000 more Rohingya flee Myanmar

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An expert on Rohingya Muslims says a growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus from western Myanmar, with at least 8,000 members of the long-persecuted minority fleeing by boat in less than two weeks.

Stock market's big seesaw gives investors pause

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors.

Brazil's election: 'Ghosts' versus 'Monsters'

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Brazilian voters electing a new president this weekend are being asked to decide what scares them least: the incumbent's warnings about the "ghosts of the past," or her challenger's charges about the "monsters of the present."

Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

16 killed in northwest China coal mine collapse

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A coal mine shaft collapsed in northwestern China, killing 16 miners, an official said Saturday, highlighting the persistence of safety problems in the industry despite a leveling off of demand.

Marine death is 1st in campaign against IS

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The Pentagon has announced the first death of a U.S. military member involved in the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

Ted Bishop out as PGA president

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ted Bishop was ousted Friday as president of the PGA of America over a sexist tweet and Facebook post directed at Ian Poulter.

15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

Woman quarantined in New Jersey develops fever

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The New Jersey Department of Health says a woman who arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport from West Africa and was the first traveler to be quarantined under an Ebola watch has developed a fever.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Ebola-stricken doctor seen as globe-trotting do-gooder driven to join global health fight

Brazil presidential rivals face off in debate

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Brazil's presidential candidates faced off in a heated debate Friday night just two days before their runoff election, with the focus on allegations of corruption and arguments over who could best spark a stalled economy.

Oklahoma court resets execution dates for 2015

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An Oklahoma court has rescheduled the execution dates of three death row inmates for 2015 after the state said it needed more time to secure the necessary drugs and train the execution team on new protocols.

Nevada puts stop to ridesharing Uber for now

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

It didn't take long for Uber to come to a screeching halt in Nevada. District Court Judge James Russell in Carson City has blocked Uber from offering any rides in the state through at least Nov. 7. A hearing is set for Nov. 6.

Malaysian officer back to face New Zealand charges

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Malaysian military officer was back in a New Zealand court Saturday to face sexual assault charges five months after he left the country under the protection of diplomatic immunity.

John Denver gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Things are a little sunnier on the Hollywood Walk of Fame following the posthumous unveiling of a star for John Denver.

Remains believed to be of missing Oklahoma teen

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Remains found by a hunter this month in the rugged outback of southeast Oregon appear to be those of an Oklahoma teenager who went missing last year after telling his parents he wanted to test himself against the wilderness, like in the movie "Into the Wild."

Attorney: NFL, Ravens not helping union Rice probe

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The attorney leading the NFL players' union investigation into the Ray Rice domestic violence case told The Associated Press the league and the Baltimore Ravens have not been cooperating.

Dominican agents detain woman with $70K in stomach

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Dominican Republic officials say they have arrested a woman who was carrying more than $70,000 in her stomach and $69,000 hidden inside her suitcase.