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Duck farming fading away on New York's Long Island

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

When Brooklyn chef Jason Marcus talks about preparing Long Island duck, he can't help salivating.

Why excessively low inflation can damage economies

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

In explaining its surprise move Friday to inject more stimulus into the financial system, the Bank of Japan cited one main factor: Prices that are too low.

Spain police nab 19 suspected of trafficking women

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Spanish police say they have arrested 19 people suspected of smuggling Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian women into the country for the purpose of prostitution.

Reunion for Dallas nurse who survived Ebola, dog

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola is set to be reunited with her dog, which has been quarantined since his owner fell ill.

UN panel scrambling to finish climate report

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

After an all-night session, the United Nations' expert panel on climate science was scrambling Saturday to finish a report on global warming that a top U.N. official said offers "conclusive evidence" that humans are altering the Earth's climate system.

8 convicted for alleged same-sex wedding in Egypt

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

An Egyptian court on Saturday convicted eight men for "inciting debauchery" following their appearance in an alleged same-sex wedding party on a Nile boat, sentencing each of them to three years in prison.

Russia's top radio station slapped by government

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

The Russian government's communications watchdog has issued a warning to a top independent radio station over a program about Ukraine.

Bikers cancel party after police recover bar

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

No bar, no party.

1 Dem Senate candidate welcoming Obama's help

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

President Barack Obama is finding something unusual in his late campaign push before Tuesday's election — a Democratic Senate candidate willing to appear with him.

New question in Texas: Can Davis survive defeat?

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

It's a sunny afternoon just before the election and Wendy Davis isn't addressing an arena packed with adoring supporters, speaking on national television or working a hotel ballroom of top donors.

For a man without a party, turnout is big test

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Independent candidate Greg Orman, running a surprisingly competitive race for the Senate in Kansas, has based his campaign on his disdain for both major political parties. But the parties have something the Kansas City businessman could really use right now: an established get out the vote operation.

Cruise ship stuck off Norway, no damage

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

A Bahamas-registered cruise liner that ran aground in the northern Norway a few months ago did it again on Saturday, in sight of the pier where it was to be moored.

Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up, kill 50

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

2nd soldier claims presidency in Burkina Faso

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

A largely unknown military colonel emerged early Saturday to say he had taken the helm of Burkina Faso, hours after an army general had made a similar declaration following the ouster of the country's president of 27 years.

Calif. storms go south; evacuations in Ventura Cty

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Nearly a dozen homes north of Los Angeles were evacuated over mudslide concerns, a fire captain said early Saturday, after storms that rained on the San Francisco Giants' World Series championship parade moved south.

UK warns travelers they could be terror targets

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Britain has taken the unusual step of issuing a general terror warning to all U.K. travelers overseas because of fears that they could be targeted by Islamic State group terrorists seeking revenge for coalition actions in the Middle East.

Yemen Shiite rebels kill 4 Islamist party guards

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Yemen Shiite rebels attacked an Islamist party headquarters in a central province killing four guards and blowing up the building overnight, security officials said.

Iran says 93 percent of executions drug-related

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Responding to a United Nations report criticizing death sentences in Iran, a senior official in the Islamic Republic is saying that 93 percent of executions in the country involve drug smuggling.

Afghan president: Corruption, security top issues

| |Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai vowed Saturday to crack down on corruption and ensure security in his nation, even as insurgent attacks in an eastern province killed at least 12 local troops.

AP News in Brief at 5:58 a.m. EDT

|Saturday, Nov. 01, 2014

Federal investigators, Virgin Galactic founder Richard Branson going to spacecraft crash site