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James leads Cavaliers past Bulls, 114-108 in OT

By ANDREW SELIGMAN, AP Sports Writer CHICAGO (AP) — LeBron James simply wanted to shrug off a poor debut with his new, old team. How is this for redemption? James scored 36 points and the Cleveland Cavaliers beat Derrick Rose and the Chicago Bulls 114-108 in overtime on Friday night. Continue reading

Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

By BERNARD VAUGHAN, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday. Creativity was on display and current events were on marchers’ minds as a costumed crowd of thousands flowed up Sixth Avenue on a windy Halloween night. Dr Continue reading

Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting has died, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria. Officials at Providence Regional Medical Center in Everett said 14-year-old Shaylee Chuckulnaskit (Chuckle-NAS-kit) died Friday afternoon Continue reading

Untapable wins Breeders’ Cup Distaff

By BETH HARRIS, AP Racing Writer ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Rosie Napravnik was riding with a secret, and she couldn’t keep it any longer once Untapable won the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Napravnik stunned a crowd of 37,205 at Santa Anita and a national television audience by announcing she will retire Sunday Continue reading

A look at people killed during space missions

By SETH BORENSTEIN, AP Science Writer WASHINGTON (AP) — Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo accident proved what astronauts and their families know too well: Space can be deadly. The pilot who died Friday would be the 20th person killed in flight in either a space mission or a flight test. Add the three Apollo 1 astronauts who died in a 1967 fire during a ground test, and the death toll reaches 23. Continue reading

Kansas tax collections short as election nears

By JOHN HANNA, AP Political Writer TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas reported Friday that its October tax collections fell short of expectations, potentially complicating conservative Republican Gov. Continue reading

Virgin Galactic’s allure: space and celebrities

By DAVID KOENIG, Associated Press The explosion of a Virgin Galactic rocket ship during a test flight over California has almost certainly dashed founder Richard Branson’s goal of starting passenger flights next spring. Continue reading

Cubs hire Maddon as manager, fire Renteria

By ANDREW SELIGMAN and JAY COHEN, AP Sports Writers CHICAGO (AP) — Right after Joe Maddon opted out of his contract with Tampa Bay, the Chicago Cubs were mentioned as a possible landing spot for one of baseball’s best managers. Flush with prospects and ready to make a splash in free agency, the Cubs already had a manager in Rick Renteria. But they just couldn’t resist the lure of Maddon’s sudden availability Continue reading

Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

By ROB GILLIES, Associated Press TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada’s Conservative government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of countries with “widespread and persistent-intense transmission” of Ebola virus disease Continue reading

Police release recordings from school shooting

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — Newly released police dispatch recordings from a deadly Washington state high school shooting reveal the difficulties law enforcement faced as they tried to secure a sprawling campus. The recordings show that one officer was inside the Marysville-Pilchuck High School cafeteria within a minute of dispatch calling out reports Oct Continue reading