As US adds 156K jobs, more seek work and lift unemployment

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added a decent 156,000 jobs in September, even while an influx of job seekers lifted the unemployment rate slightly to 5 percent. The rise in people seeking work is an encouraging sign that Americans are more optimistic about their prospects.

  • Written by CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER, AP Economics Writer

Nobel Peace Prize goes to Colombian President Santos

The Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos for his ongoing efforts to end a five-decade-long civil war that has killed more than 200,000 people.


Matthew hammers Florida, begins dayslong beating of coast

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Hurricane Matthew spun dangerously close to Florida's Atlantic coast Friday morning, scraping the shore with howling wind and heavy rain that left more than 476,000 without power.

  • Written by MIKE SCHNEIDER, Associated Press KELLI KENNEDY, Associated Press

Pakistan's lawmakers toughen penalty for 'honor' killings

ISLAMABAD (AP) — Despite objections from religious hard-liners, lawmakers Thursday took the first significant move to curb mounting numbers of "honor" killings in Pakistan, stiffening the penalties and closing a loophole that allowed such killers to go free.

  • Written by KATHY GANNON, Associated Press