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UVa abduction suspect in court on separate case

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The man accused of abducting University of Virginia student Hannah Graham is being arraigned on an unrelated sexual assault from nearly a decade ago.

AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on Halloween

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers — they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.

Crews to begin work to recover Kansas victims

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Work begins Friday to recover the remains of the four people who died when a small plane crashed into a flight training facility at a Kansas airport, authorities said.

APNewsBreak: Medicare bought meds for dead people

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Call it drugs for the departed: Medicare's prescription program kept paying for costly medications even after patients were dead.

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

Captured: manhunt ends for trooper ambush suspect

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

They searched for him in impenetrable woods and forbidding caves, in schools and vacation homes and even in a roadside clothing donation bin, all the while hoping that ambush suspect Eric Frein wouldn't take a potshot at them from some unseen, distant perch.

Quotations in the News

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

"We're not trying to push any limits here. We're members of this community, too, and we want to make people comfortable." — Ted Wilbur, boyfriend of nurse Kaci Hickox, who defied a quarantine order by the state of Maine despite testing negative for the Ebola virus.

AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.

Japan stocks soar 5 percent, yen falls on stimulus

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Japan's stock benchmark surged 5 percent to the highest level since late 2007 and the yen slid against the dollar Friday after the Bank of Japan unexpectedly announced new stimulus to boost a flagging economy. Expectations Japan's $1.1 trillion public pension fund would boost its equity holdings gave a further boost to the market.

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.

Ebola victim's fiancée struggles to rebuild life

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

The fiancée of Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan is struggling to recover after losing her future husband along with most of her personal belongings, and she says she is effectively homeless due to the lingering stigma of the virus.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.

Life goes on for nurse in standoff over Ebola

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

In between going on a bike ride and taking delivery of a pizza, nurse Kaci Hickox and her boyfriend did chores and watched a movie while state officials struggled to reach a compromise in a standoff that has become the nation's most closely watched clash between personal freedom and fear of Ebola.

Court upholds death verdicts in slashing attack

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A Chinese court on Friday upheld the death sentences of three men convicted of organizing the brutal knife attack that killed 31 people earlier this year outside a railway station in the southern city of Kunming.

Myanmar hosts talks with Suu Kyi to show progress

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Myanmar's president hosted talks Friday that brought together opposition leader and the nation's military chief for the first time, a meeting that appeared timed to showcase the Southeast Asian nation's ongoing reforms ahead of a regional summit that will be attended by President Barack Obama in less than two weeks.

Judge to hold hearing in Kansas gay marriage suit

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A federal judge is to hear a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union challenging Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Hong Kong activists mull Beijing visit during APEC

|Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Hong Kong student protest leaders are considering visiting Beijing while it hosts a major Asian summit next week to press their demands for greater democratic reforms.

Afghan leader references Taliban at Beijing

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Afghanistan's new president invited the Taliban to join in a peace process backed by the international community on Friday, an unusual direct reference to the insurgents who have stepped up attacks in an attempt to bring down his month-old government.

2 boys sue govt, Malaysia Airlines over Flight 370

| |Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014

Two Malaysian children sued Malaysia Airlines and the government on Friday over the loss of their father on Flight 370, the first lawsuit filed in the country by relatives of those aboard the jetliner that mysteriously disappeared eight months ago.