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Zuckerberg speaks Chinese; Beijing students cheer

|Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014

China may ban Facebook, but not its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg, and he entertained an audience of students with a 30-minute chat in his recently learned Mandarin Chinese at a prestigious Beijing university.

Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction.

Chicago jail escapee sentenced to 36 years

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A bank robber who escaped from Chicago's high-rise Metropolitan Correctional Center has been sentenced to 36 years in prison.

Clippers coach: Griffin police case no distraction

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Los Angeles Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he trusts player Blake Griffin, and a police investigation of a man's complaint that Griffin attacked him during an argument over a photo at a Las Vegas Strip nightclub shouldn't distract the team.

Rights group: Migrant workers abused in UAE homes

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Many Asian and African women working as domestic workers in the United Arab Emirates say their employers beat them with sticks or cables, punched and slapped them, and there's little they can do because they're excluded from the country's labor law protections, a rights group said Thursday.

AP source: Goodell told to testify in Rice appeal

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has been told to testify in Ray Rice's appeal of his indefinite suspension, a person familiar with the case told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

AP NewsBreak: Prisons agree to end race policy

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

California officials agreed Wednesday to end a policy in which it segregated prison inmates after riots based on their race as a way to prevent further violence.

US journalist leaves hospital after Ebola recovery

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

An American video journalist who recovered from Ebola at an Omaha hospital left the facility Wednesday afternoon and is heading home to Rhode Island, a hospital spokesman said.

Concussion study says NCAA needs improvement

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Colleges remain inconsistent in the way they handle athletes' concussions, according to a Harvard University study that comes more than four years after the NCAA began requiring schools to educate their players about the risks of head trauma and develop plans to keep injured athletes off the field.

GOP Sen. Collins, Democrat Bellows debate in Maine

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Republican Sen. Susan Collins on Wednesday touted her willingness to work to bring both political parties together while Democratic challenger Shenna Bellows argued that sending her back to Washington could lead to a GOP majority in the Senate and even more partisan gridlock.

Postal workers appeal to Harvard president

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

The American Postal Workers Union is calling on Harvard University's president to oppose a business arrangement between Staples Inc. and the U.S. Postal Service, or resign her seat on the office supply company's board.

Canada PM: attacks against soldiers are terrorism

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Canada's prime minister says Wednesday's fatal shooting of a Canadian soldier in Ottawa and a hit-and-run that killed another earlier this week are grim reminders that Canada is not immune to terrorism.

NY governor hopefuls debate economy, leadership

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo and his Republican challenger traded insults and clashed over the economy and corruption Wednesday while two third-party candidates worked to get traction in the only scheduled debate in the governor's race.

Search for world's funniest person moves to Vegas

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

An international search to find the world's funniest person is moving to Las Vegas, where people will get to see five finalists square off in an Olympics of comedy that pits France, Finland and other countries against one another.

Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A 23-year-old Maryland man was in custody Wednesday night after he climbed over the White House fence and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs.

Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year.

US to track everyone coming from Ebola nations

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

All travelers who come into the U.S. from three Ebola-stricken West African nations will now be monitored for three weeks, the latest step by federal officials to keep the disease from spreading into the country.

California malpractice cap generates big spending

| |Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Bob Pack wanted to go after the HMO doctors for recklessly prescribing painkillers to a drug-abusing nanny who ran over his 10-year-old son and 7-year-old daughter as they were heading for ice cream one early fall evening in 2003.

Cuomo memoir sales off to slow start in 1st week

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

Days after New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (KWOH'-moh) tempered expectations about how well his new memoir is selling, the first results are in.

Early Apple computer sells for $905,000 at auction

|Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014

A vintage Apple computer that was one of only 50 made in Steve Jobs' garage in 1976 sold for $905,000 at auction on Wednesday, far exceeding pre-sale estimates and outdoing a previous high price of more than $671,000 paid in Germany last year.