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Hacker gets prison for cyberattack stealing $9.4M

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

An Estonian man who pleaded guilty to orchestrating a 2008 cyberattack on a credit card processing company that enabled hackers to steal $9.4 million has been sentenced to 11 years in prison by a federal judge in Atlanta.

Former Obama lawyer nixes attorney general offer

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has told President Barack Obama she doesn't want to be nominated for attorney general, after he asked her to consider succeeding Eric Holder, people familiar with the discussions told The Associated Press on Friday.

Police: Boy eats pot, passes out in dentist chair

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Police in Central California say a 12-year-old boy sold marijuana brownies to a seventh-grade classmate, who passed out in a dentist's chair after eating them.

Remains of French ship being reassembled in Texas

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A frigate carrying French colonists to the New World that sank in a storm off the Texas coast more than 300 years ago is being reassembled into a display that archeologists hope will let people walk over the hull and feel like they are on the ship's deck.

Mormon founder had teen bride during polygamy days

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Mormon church founder Joseph Smith had a teenage bride and was married to other men's wives during the early days of the faith when polygamy was practiced, a new church essay acknowledges.

School board reconsidering Andre Reed honor

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Going out of bounds on Facebook could block Pro Football Hall of Famer Andre Reed from getting his name on his old high school field in Pennsylvania.

US general: NKorea may have nuke missile knowhow

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

North Korea may be capable of fielding a nuclear-armed missile that could reach U.S. soil, but because it has not tested such a weapon the odds of it being effective are "pretty darn low," the commander of U.S. forces in South Korea said Friday.

Palestinian killed in clash with Israeli military

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A Palestinian-American teenager was killed during clashes with the Israeli military on Friday amid heightened tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank.

Venezuelans brace for slump in oil prices

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The falling oil prices that are providing relief to drivers around the world threaten to bring more misery to the life of Milagro Alvarez and millions of other Venezuelans, whose country depends almost exclusively on oil revenue.

Judge to decide on sports betting in New Jersey

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A federal judge said he would decide Friday whether to grant a request from the four major U.S. professional sports leagues and the NCAA to stop New Jersey from becoming the second state in the country to offer legalized sports betting on individual games.

Ebola case in NYC brings demands for quarantines

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The case of the U.S. doctor stricken with Ebola left lawmakers on Capitol Hill, scientists and ordinary New Yorkers wondering why he was out on the town after his return from West Africa — and why stronger steps aren't being taken to quarantine medical workers.

Doc ordered cyanide test for lack of explanation

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A physician who treated a 41-year-old neurologist after she suddenly collapsed said Friday that he ordered a test that eventually revealed a lethal amount of cyanide in her blood because he could find no other explanation for her sudden illness.

Cholera sickens nearly 1,000 people in Niger

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Doctors Without Borders says a cholera outbreak in the West African country of Niger killed 20 people and has sickened nearly 1,000 people.

Kansas court affirms verdict in abortion shooting

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Kansas' highest court Friday agreed with the first-degree murder conviction of the man who admitted shooting abortion provider Dr. George Tiller to death, rejecting his argument that he should have been allowed to present a defense that his actions were necessary to stop a greater wrong.

France OKs extradition of dissident Kazakh banker

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

A French appeals court has authorized the extradition to Russia or Ukraine of a Kazakh dissident banker whose legal case is tangled up in at least five countries.

US Chamber on sidelines in close Georgia race

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The most powerful business group in the country is spending tens of millions of dollars to help Republicans win control of the Senate with one glaring omission — the tight Georgia Senate race.

Ex-FARC commander sentenced to 27 years in prison

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

As the three men he once held hostage looked on, a former commander of the leftist Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia was sentenced on Friday to 27 years in a federal prison for their mistreatment during five years of captivity.

Oklahoma inmate attacks lawyer, then gets life

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Prosecutors say an Oklahoma inmate attacked his attorney with a razorblade moments before he was to be sentenced in the killings of two young girls and his fiancee.

Terror supporter sentencing delayed in FBI sting

| |Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

Sentencing has been delayed for a man convicted in South Florida of supporting terrorists in a case where an undercover FBI agent used Internet chats to pose as a financing middleman.

Canada to give slain soldier hero's send-off

|Friday, Oct. 24, 2014

The soldier shot dead by a gunman who then stormed Canada's seat of government was given a hero's send-off Friday, with a motorcade along the highway where the country honors its war dead.