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Retrospective of fiber artist opens at NYC museum

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Institutionalized for more than three decades and largely deaf and mute, Judith Scott found her voice through art, forming intricate sculptures of yarn, fabric and other fibers tightly wrapped around an array of found objects.

Nokia turnaround since handset unit sale continues

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Nokia is showing signs that it has turned around its fortunes following the sale of its ailing cellphone unit to Microsoft.

US journalist returns home after Ebola recovery

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola is home in Rhode Island.

Trading restriction halts Portugal Telecom slide

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A ban on the short-selling of Portugal Telecom shares helped the stock rebound following a plunge that analysts say leaves it vulnerable to a takeover bid.

Image of Asia: Climbing for democracy in Hong Kong

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

In this photo by Kin Cheung, a hiker looks at the yellow banner reading "I want genuine universal suffrage" in Chinese and "Umbrella Movement" in English hanging from the face of Lion Rock mountain in Hong Kong. Democracy activists hung the banner on the mountain in support of the protest movement in which thousands of demonstrators have camped out on the streets of the southern Chinese financial center for nearly a month to press their demands for greater democracy.

France reclaims title: world's largest wine maker

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

France has reclaimed its crown as world's biggest wine producer after a poor 2014 harvest saw Italy's wine production plunge 15 percent.

Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp.

1 killed, 11 injured in German gas pipe explosion

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Authorities say one person was killed and 11 were injured in an explosion after a gas pipe was damaged during construction work in a western German city.

'The Situation' to appear in court on tax charges

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A former cast member of MTV's reality show "Jersey Shore" is due back in court to face federal tax charges.

Parents of Ottawa shooter's statement to AP

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The following is the full text of a statement issued to The Associated Press by the parents Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, the man authorities say killed a soldier at Ottawa's war memorial, then stormed Parliament before being shot dead. The statement was in response to an AP email which asked about reports that their son was mentally unstable or otherwise vulnerable.

French moving troops toward Libyan border

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A top French military official says the country is moving troops toward the Libyan border within weeks and, along with U.S. intelligence, is monitoring al-Qaida arms shipments to Africa's Sahel region.

Gauge of US economy posts solid 0.8 percent gain

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A gauge designed to predict the economy's future health posted a solid increase in September after no gain in the previous month.

Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Average U.S. long-term mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent.

Charli XCX surprises at school homecoming dance

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Singer Charli XCX took a break from touring Wednesday night to perform at an unlikely venue: a high school gymnasium.

Man leads police to pregnant girlfriend's body

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A central Ohio man beat his pregnant girlfriend with a baseball bat, strangled her and buried her before leading police to the woman's body days later, authorities said.

Alabama judge tosses 2nd lawsuit over circumcision

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A judge is dismissing a second lawsuit filed by an Alabama man who says his penis was amputated during a botched circumcision.

US: IS earns $1M per day in black market oil sales

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The U.S. Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a day just from black market oil sales.

Lebanon reports first suspected case of Ebola

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

A Lebanese man who arrived from West Africa is suspected of having Ebola and was quarantined on Thursday in a Beirut hospital, the first such suspected case in the country, Lebanon's health minister said.

Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

The Dallas hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus has seen patients flee the hospital, with a more than 50 percent decline in visits to its emergency room since the crisis began.

The Write Way: KC coach's lineup cards are artful

| |Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

Take a look around the Kansas City Royals' dugout and it's pretty evident: The handwriting is on the wall in this World Series.