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Banks harvest callers' voiceprints to fight fraud

LONDON (AP) — "This call may be monitored."

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Maine, most other states don't regulate hayrides

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — Maine, like most states, doesn't have strict regulations for hayrides, including the one that lurched down a steep hill and into a tree over the weekend, killing a 17-year-old girl and injuring more than 20 others.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Back to reality for Dems as House chances fade

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats' high hopes of mitigating House losses in a rough election year have been dashed by reality.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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German hospital: UN worker dies of Ebola

BERLIN (AP) — A United Nations medical worker who was infected with Ebola in Liberia has died despite "intensive medical procedures," a German hospital said Tuesday.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Mechanical problem blamed for fatal hayride crash

MECHANIC FALLS, Maine (AP) — A mechanical problem caused a Jeep towing a wagon full of passengers to careen down a steep hill and slam into a tree during a Halloween-themed hayride in the woods, killing a teenager and injuring more than 20 other people, authorities said.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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Dallas health worker tests positive for Ebola

DALLAS (AP) — A "breach of protocol" at the hospital where Ebola victim Thomas Eric Duncan was treated before his death led to the infection of a health care worker with the deadly virus, and other caregivers could potentially be exposed, federal health officials said Sunday.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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Angry crowd charges Hong Kong protest barricades

HONG KONG (AP) — A mob of masked men opposed to Hong Kong's pro-democracy demonstrators led an apparently coordinated assault on the protest zone in the heart of the city's financial district Monday, tearing down barricades and clashing with police.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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Alaska will issue marriage licenses to gay couples

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Alaska will begin accepting marriage applications from same-sex couples Monday after a federal judge struck down the state's ban on gay marriage — the nation's first such prohibition approved by voters.

Last Updated on Monday, 13 October 2014

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