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Downtown Phoenix hotel reopens after fire closure

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A major hotel in downtown Phoenix has reopened after being closed since last weekend for repairs after a fire in an electrical room.

Man swings ax at DC officer in unprovoked attack

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.

Ohio man held in North Korea hoped to aid church

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

An American who is back home after being detained for nearly six months in North Korea said Friday that he left a Bible in a nightclub hoping it would get into the hands of the underground Christian church.

Gentiloni named new foreign minister of Italy

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Italy's premier has named Paolo Gentiloni as his new foreign minister, tapping a longtime center-left lawmaker and former Cabinet minister in the Romano Prodi government.

Israel cartoon highlights troubled ties with US

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

An Israeli political cartoon depicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu piloting an airplane heading for New York's Twin Towers has set off a firestorm of criticism and focused new attention on the troubled relationship between Israel and the United States.

After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse.

Recent moves by central banks, at a glance

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

It's been a busy week for some of the world's major central banks.

Los Angeles airport shooting lessons linger

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A year after a man walked into Los Angeles International Airport with an assault rifle and vendetta against security screeners, efforts are still underway to prepare for such attacks.

Estonia citizen extradited to NY in cyber case

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man from Estonia has pleaded not guilty in New York to charges that he conspired in a cyberfraud that affected millions of computers worldwide.

AP EXCLUSIVE: Military sex survey draws complaints

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Shocked and offended by explicit questions, some U.S. servicemen and women are complaining about a new sexual-assault survey that hundreds of thousands have been asked to complete.

Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and the threat of a 14 year prison sentence — as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.

Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others was given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.

Theater shooting suspect wants sanity exam tossed

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Defense attorneys for the suspect in the Colorado movie theater shooting want a judge to toss out the most recent report on his sanity.

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A Maine judge gave nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat Friday in their bid to restrict her movements as a precaution against Ebola.

2 adult human skulls found in trash in Connecticut

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son.

Sharpton calls for federal prosecution in Ferguson

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

With a grand jury decision and a local election looming, the Rev. Al Sharpton returned to St. Louis on Friday to renew calls for the federal prosecution of a white police officer who shot and killed an unarmed black 18-year-old in the nearby suburb of Ferguson.

Milwaukee police vote 'no confidence' in chief

| |Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Milwaukee police angered by the firing of an officer who shot and killed a man in a downtown park took a vote expressing a lack of confidence in their chief, but the city's mayor said Friday that he was standing by Edward Flynn.

Competency hearing ordered for teen in murder plot

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A judge has ordered an exam to determine whether a 15-year-old Detroit-area girl is competent for trial on charges she plotted with her boyfriend to kill her family.

Drivers scramble for flying cash on Md. highway

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

Drivers scrambled to grab money flying around a Maryland highway after an armored truck's door burst open.

Police: Man swings ax at DC officer in attack

|Friday, Oct. 31, 2014

A man swung a large ax at a District of Columbia police officer in an unprovoked attack early Friday, and the officer suffered a minor injury while struggling with the man, who escaped on foot, police said.