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3 Denver teens possibly tried to join Islamic State

By SADIE GURMAN DENVER (AP) — Three teenage girls from suburban Denver flew to Europe in a possible bid to join Islamic State militants in Syria, and now authorities are looking at their friends to see if any have similar intentions. A U.S. Continue reading

Bumgarner, Giants stop Royals 7-1 in Series opener

By BEN WALKER KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — By the time Madison Bumgarner took the mound to throw his first pitch, the San Francisco Giants already held a three-run lead Continue reading

U.S. government probes medical devices for possible cyber flaws

By Jim Finkle By Jim Finkle BOSTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Continue reading

Japan’s exports up in September, deficit persists

By ELAINE KURTENBACH, AP Business Writer TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s trade deficit edged higher in September though exports rose more than expected as the yen weakened to a near six-year low, the Finance Ministry said Wednesday. Exports jumped 6.9 percent from a year earlier in September to 6.38 trillion yen ($59.6 billion) while imports rose 6.2 percent to 7.34 trillion yen ($68.6 billion). That left a deficit of 958.3 billion yen ($8.96 billion), compared to a shortfall of 943.2 billion yen a year earlier. Continue reading

Mark Udall, Cory Gardner Betting on Ground Game in Colorado Senate Race

AURORA, Colo. – Under a cobalt blue sky on a quiet, poorly lit street in this east Denver suburb, Dave Lightowler is performing the toilsome task that has helped the Democratic Party here achieve its vaunted status. Continue reading

Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit

By MARTHA BELLISLE, Associated Press SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website that which carries personal ads for people looking for sex should be thrown out because they didn’t write the ads, so they’re not liable. But the victims’ lawyer said the website, Backpage, doesn’t have immunity under the federal Communications Decency Act because the website markets itself as a place to sell “escort services” and provides pimps with instructions on how to write an ad that works, making them a participant in the largest human-trafficking website in the U.S. Continue reading

Ebola victim’s sister says hospital denied request

By EMILY SCHMALL, Associated Press FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the case. They believe that information is being withheld, along with additional medical records, by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, where Thomas Eric Duncan died Oct. 8 Continue reading

Coach of football team charged in hazing suspended

By DAVID PORTER, Associated Press PARLIN, N.J. Continue reading

CDC debuts new safety steps in Ebola training for thousands

By Liz Goodwin Thousands of New York City health-care workers — from nurses to janitors — learned how to safely put on and take off a full suit of protective equipment to treat a patient with Ebola at an upbeat Centers for Disease Control and Prevention event in Manhattan Tuesday morning. The CDC debuted its new safety standards for health-care workers on Monday — recommending that everyone treating an Ebola patient be fully covered, wear two pairs of gloves and a special mask. The agency has been under fire since two nurses in Dallas fell ill with the disease while treating an Ebola-infected Liberian man, Thomas Eric Duncan, who became the first person to die from the deadly disease in the United States Continue reading

Giants jump to quick lead in World Series opener

By MIKE FITZPATRICK, AP Sports Writer Hunter Pence doubles to start the fourth, extending his early lead in the World Series MVP race. Continue reading