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Plumpest pumpkin: 2,058-pound gourd sets record

HALF MOON BAY, Calif. (AP) — A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern California.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Doctor gives blood for Ebola-infected Dallas nurse

DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who caught Ebola while treating a Liberian patient who died of the disease has received a plasma transfusion donated by a doctor who beat the virus.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 October 2014

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Banks harvest callers' voiceprints to fight fraud

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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