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John Wayne's heirs lose 'Duke' legal brawl

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

John Wayne had a two-fisted image but heirs of the late movie star have lost a legal throw-down over use of his nickname, Duke.

10 Things to See in Sports: AP's top sports photos

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Here's a look at some of the defining moments, exciting scenes, triumphs and defeats from the world of sports.

Police made tough call with UVa student missing

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Police have revealed next to nothing about the evidence they have against Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr., and they won't have to for months to come.

State police: 2 troopers in Frein search injured

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

State police say two troopers have suffered injuries while searching for the fugitive suspected of ambushing a northeastern Pennsylvania barracks.

Man in Cochran photo case indicted for burglary

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The man accused of taking illicit photographs of the bedridden wife of U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran has been indicted on burglary charges.

Questions about tuberculosis after infants exposed

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Authorities say more than 850 infants have been exposed to tuberculosis in an El Paso hospital by a nursing assistant who was diagnosed with the illness. Although cases of TB are at an all-time low in the U.S., the virus can be fatal if untreated, and is especially dangerous for small children and babies.

Lawsuit filed after 'Killing Jews' ads rejected

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A pro-Israel group sued the city's transit authority on Wednesday, asking a court to force it to accept a bus advertisement including the phrase "Hamas Killing Jews" after it was rejected on the grounds its display could incite violence.

2nd-in-command named acting US attorney in Seattle

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Annette Hayes has been named acting U.S. attorney for the Western District of Washington, following the resignation of Jenny Durkan.

Detentions of major Mexico drug chiefs

|Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Top drug cartel captures or killings in recent years in Mexico:

Man with Ebola virus flew roundabout trip to US

| |Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The first reported case of Ebola in the United States is spooking airline investors and raising the prospect that some frightened travelers might stay home despite repeated reassurances from public-health experts.