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Pumpkin crop hit by soggy June -
will affect holiday pies

Jurors in N.Y. acquit ex-Dewey &
LeBoeuf execs of some criminal counts

Oregon police to provide
details on shootout at college

Supreme Court tackles 'Wichita
Massacre' death penalty case

Republicans defend House Benghazi
panel; Democrats seek review

EU to step up deportations
of economic migrants

Jurors in Dewey & LeBoeuf criminal
trial to render partial verdict

Texas appeals court to weigh
felony charge against Rick Perry

Stock indexes turn lower on
earnings outlook; oil dips

In Cuba, U.S. commerce secretary
promotes private sector

Rights watchdog says second young
Shi'ite faces beheading in Saudi

Kurds say blood tests show Islamic
State used mustard gas in Iraq

Crash kills two, injures three
in Wisconsin police chase

Germany's Merkel warns EU against
migrant crisis nationalism

Volkswagen plays down hopes of quick
answers over emissions cheating

Joaquin now a tropical storm,
to weaken further: forecaster

Michigan woman pleads guilty to
murder of newborn sealed in plastic

Israeli team signs first launch
deal in Google moon race

German asylum applications up 126
percent to 43,071 in September

Suicide bombers kill 17 in Damaturu
city in northeastern Nigeria

Furious but powerless, Turkey left
smarting by Russian action in Syria

Russian strikes put Syrian
rebel enclave in firing line

Yemen's Houthis, Saleh's party
accept U.N. peace terms, eye talks

No agreements yet on plan to deal
with U.S. debt limit: Boehner

MSF seeks independent inquiry into
U.S. attack on Afghan hospital

Hopes of survival fade for missing
U.S. ship crew as search goes on

Hollande warns of total war if
MidEast conflict not solved

SABMiller rejects AB InBev's
$104 billion takeover approach

Half of Czechs oppose taking
in war refugees: survey

Massachusetts teen accused of murdering
popular teacher to face trial

Head of House Benghazi panel
says McCarthy 'screwed up'

Hillary Clinton's support tumbles in
California as Sanders surges: Field Poll

Draft Biden launches first
ad in 2016 presidential race

Fantasy sports company FanDuel
bans employees from other sites

French prosecutor seeks suspended
jail term for long-time Sarkozy aide

Turkish military says Syria-based missile
systems harassed its jets along border

Urban Outfitters to end on-call
shifts for New York employees

Rising oil price powers
broader market rally

Two missing as floodwaters
persist in South Carolina

'Idea of India' debate rages
after man killed over beef rumors

Volkswagen board
in crisis talks

Russia backs Syrian forces in
major assault on insurgents

Somali militants kill
president's nephew in ambush

Russian warships launch rockets
on Islamic State in Syria

Netanyahu cancels German visit
as Palestinian attacks surge

In Myanmar, young programmers
launch first-ever election app

VW board in crisis talks ahead
of emissions scandal deadlines

DNA research deployed in war
on cancer scoops Nobel Prize

Italy diocese fires Roman Catholic
priest over pedophilia comments

Nepal considers air-lifting
fuel as India border stays shut

Greek police say break migrant
smuggler ring, arrest 12 people

Rome's main airport reopens terminal
after false alarm: ministry

Netanyahu cancels Germany trip due
to security situation: sources

Terminal at Rome's main airport
evacuated for 'controls': police

Kurds protest in north Iraq as
discontent grows with government

Volkswagen, Audi say 90,000 Australia
vehicles had emissions cheating software

Russian warplanes in Syria destroy
U.S.-trained rebels' weapons depots: commander

U.S. investigators begin probe
into freighter's sinking

Pakistan's top court upholds death
sentence for Punjab governor's killer

DNA scientists win 2015
Nobel Prize for Chemistry

Iran's supreme leader bans
negotiations with the United States

Palestinian woman stabs Israeli
near Jerusalem holy site: police

Suu Kyi says hopes to lead Myanmar
despite constitutional ban

Imelda Marcos disappointed her
son only aiming for Philippine VP

Russia beefs up Tajikistan base
with attack helicopters: report

Belgian rail strike to halt
international trains on Friday

AB InBev makes $104 billion
bid for rival brewer SABMiller

EU court dismisses claims
against ECB over Greek debt

Turkish forces kill four Kurdish
militants after robbery: governor

Syrian army and Russian jets
target rebels in western Syria

Asian shares hit seven-week high
as oil jump eases supply worries

Exclusive: Modi pushes 'obsolete'
made-in-India plane on reluctant military

Ex-Yemen president's party
says accepts peace terms

Japan's Abe keeps allies in key posts
as attention returns to economy

Heavy Russian strikes hit
western Syria: monitor

JPMorgan buys more mortgages from
other lenders as market shrinks

Asian shares firm on resurgent
oil, Nikkei falls on BOJ

Malaysia's rulers call for quick
action on scandal dogging state fund

McCarthy seeks to convince US
conservatives he's not like Boehner

Samsung Electronics sees third quarter
profit boost despite smartphone woes

Death toll from China
typhoon rises to 19: Xinhua

Australian police four over
suspected 'terrorism' murder

Journalist who allegedly helped
hackers makes final pitch to jury

Special Report: China uses intimidation
tactics at U.N. to silence critics

Blaze put out at Shell chemical
plant in Deer Park, Texas

VW CEO says recall to start in
January, be completed end-2016

Europe-U.S. data transfer deal
used by many firms ruled invalid

Oregon attorney general visits
town shaken by college massacre

Australian court tests legality of
offshore detention for asylum seekers

U.S. GAO upholds Harris protest
about FBI contract plan

Deep seas complicate search for ship
lost in hurricane: investigator

Samsung Electronics third-quarter
profit guidance beats estimates

Blaze burns at Shell complex in
Deer Park, Texas: local media

All Americans would pay some income tax
under Republican Jindal's plan: WSJ

Brazil electoral court to probe
Rousseff re-election campaign

Fifteen dead as South Carolina
gripped by historic flooding

Portuguese president asks PM to
form government to ensure stability

Tennessee board drops vote on seeking
God's mercy over gay marriage

Ex-U.N. General Assembly head,
five others face U.S. bribery case

Macri dismisses policy paralysis
risk if he wins Argentine presidency

Merkel, Hollande to present
common front for EU in crisis

Texas executes man who killed
Mexican, robbed him of $8

Brazil attorney general turns to
high court on Rousseff accounts

Guinea-Bissau president
rejects proposed government

Montana judge rules lethal
injection drug violates state law

Norwegian Air CEO says $69 flights
from U.S. to Europe around the corner

Arizona university asks
football fans to shun blackface

House effort to force Ex-Im vote
to stall in Senate: McConnell aide

New York judge overturns conviction
in 1990 murder of tourist

IndustriALL Union files ILO
complaint against Thailand

Australian police arrest five over
shooting 'linked to terrorism'

Minnesota man accused of chasing
deer with boat until it drowned

United Airlines says flight
diverted because of ill crew member

Obama makes pitch to win
support for Pacific trade pact

Connecticut man to serve year in
prison for 'swatting' hoax calls

U.S. to release 6,000 federal
prisoners - Washington Post

California governor signs
gender wage-gap bill

Ohio sues Toledo over marijuana
decriminalization ordinance

Congress should act on
'scandalous' fantasy betting: Reid

Big palm oil's pledge to
preserve forests vexes Indonesia

Michigan providing water filters
in Flint after high lead readings

Ivory Coast opposition candidate suspends
participation in presidential vote

Pope Francis to
visit Mexico in 2016

Texas teen who said he was 12 gets
20 years for preying on students

Kerry arrives in Haiti to offer
U.S. support ahead of elections

Police rescue Kentucky store
owner from large python

Jihadist threat posted online against
Navy SEAL from bin Laden mission

Pentagon calls Afghan hospital strike a
mistake, seeks accountability

Florida man accused of secretly selling
MLB pitcher's boat, keeping money

Obama says TPP will 'raise the bar'
on currency manipulation concerns

UAW threatens strike at Fiat
Chrysler U.S. operations

German authorities accused of playing
down refugee shelter sex crime reports

Somali militants vow to welcome
British peacekeepers 'with fire'

Search for ship lost in hurricane a
'big challenge': U.S. investigator

Nevada agrees to pay San Francisco
$400,000 over patient dumping

Big U.S. firms hold $2.1 trillion
overseas to avoid taxes -study

U.S. justices weigh Baltimore
cop's kickback conspiracy appeal

Maldives boat blast was attempt
on president's life: minister

Passengers injured in Vermont Amtrak
crash out of hospital: governor

Senate leader McConnell cites
'troubling parts' to TPP

U.S. union warns Fiat
Chrysler of possible strike

Defense authorization bill
advances in Senate, future cloudy

Newly identified human
ancestor was handy with tools

Clinton says no-fly zone over Syria
would require Russian cooperation

Congo ruling party officials behind
demo attack: rights body HRW

Amtrak says to suspend national rail
service without safety extension: letter

Islamic State kills 22 in attacks on
Yemen government, Gulf troops, mosque

Publisher promises stickers, changes for
textbook that called slaves 'workers'

Top U.S. general calls Afghan hospital strike a
mistake made within U.S. command chain

Clinton to announce plan to
rein in Wall Street 'abuses'

France plans U.N. resolution
targeting Syrian barrel bombs

TPP deal could lose some Republican
votes: Senate Finance chair

White House: TPP deal will pressure
China to raise labor standards

Pentagon sees decision soon on
Russian rocket engine waiver

New Jersey priest accused of
aiming gun at young Cowboys fan

Seven killed in Islamic State
suicide bombing in Yemeni capital

Mexico army boss will not allow
questioning of troops in student massacre

How Iranian general plotted
out Syrian assault in Moscow

Tajikistan widens crackdown
on Islamist party

Afghan hospital 'mistakenly
struck': general

Suspect in custody after reports
of gunman on Philadelphia campus

Troika urges delay to plan
for new South Sudan states

Flogged Saudi blogger Badawi named
'writer of courage' in Britain

Federal investigators head to Florida
to probe ship lost in hurricane

Obama says he is confident
Congress will approve TPP

Planned Parenthood seeks class action
status after Arkansas cuts payments

South Carolina still gripped by
floodwaters after record rain

Spain, France arrest member of
Basque group ETA near Paris

Grandmother wins $310.5 million
Michigan Powerball jackpot

Russia, U.S. move to resume talks
on air-to-air conduct over Syria

West, Ukraine, hail rebel decision
to postpone disputed elections

Bosnian court jails four over
recruitment of militants for Syria

Philadelphia college on lockdown
after reports of gunman on campus

Church should shun derogatory
words on gays, Vatican synod told

Ten Commandments monument removed
from Oklahoma Capital grounds

EU seeks Turkey help to block
migrant flows, offers cash

U.S. charges ex-U.N. General Assembly
president, five others for corruption

Rubio seeks cap on
regulation costs

Pentagon sees big impact if
Congress fails to pass FY16 budget

Former President Carter mediating
dispute between Martin Luther King heirs

Nobel prize for solving puzzle
of ghostly neutrino particles

Abbas says does not want
escalation with Israel

Arpad Goncz, Hungary's first
post-Communist president, dies at 93

Break silence on air-to-air
rules of conduct: U.S. to Russia

Pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine
postpone disputed elections

MSF says U.S., Afghan remarks
on Kunduz point to war crime

U.S. charges expected in U.N. corruption
probe involving Macau developer: source

NATO rejects Russia explanation
on Turkish air space

Russian jets hit Islamic State
targets in Palmyra, Aleppo

French court drops genocide case
against Rwandan priest: source

Japan promises visiting Sri Lanka
PM infrastructure, maritime aid

Fresh round of U.S.-led air strikes
target Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

Tunisia busts Islamic State recruitment
cells, arrests 11 suspected recruits

U.S. government probes alleged
U.N. bribery scheme: WSJ

Spain's Princess Cristina tax
fraud trial to start in January

Bush, Rubio battle for donors
may presage campaign's next step

Hong Kong students and staff
march to defend academic freedom

Boko Haram militants kill 11
Chad troops: military source

Russia would consider air strikes
in Iraq at Baghdad's request: RIA

Nearly 100 migrants reported
dead off Libya: IOM

Taliban fighters launch hit-and-run
attacks in Afghanistan's Kunduz

Russia says checking claim its plane
violated Turkey's airspace for second time

Court throws out case filed by
ousted Thai PM against prosecutor

Volkswagen says eight million cars in
EU affected by cheat software: letter

Top EU court says U.S.-EU
data transfer deal is invalid

Explosions hit Aden compounds of
Yemen government, Gulf Arab troops

Israel razes homes of Palestinian
militants in Jerusalem

Detained Bangladesh militant
leader killed in grenade blast

Mass immigration is damaging
Britain, says UK interior minister

Japan's PM Abe to seek to play
it safe in cabinet shake-up

Mexican judge orders four soldiers
released in executions case

U.S. warns against 'egregious'
restrictions in contested South China Seas

Japan says can build subs
in Australia 'from day one'

Aden hotel used by Yemen government
hit by missile, casualties feared

Dutch freighter sinks after crash
off Belgian coast, no fatalities

Australia central bank holds
rates steady for fifth month

Eleven dead in historic South
Carolina rains and flooding

Venezuela hits back at U.S.
for questioning its democracy

Clinton TV ad rallies supporters
on Benghazi investigation

Ghana suspends seven high court
judges over corruption accusations

In Guatemala mudslide, searchers
find dead families huddled together

DuPont CEO Kullman steps down; veteran
executive Breen named interim CEO

Montana hunter fends off grizzly
by sticking arm into its throat

University of Texas debates guns
on campus after Oregon shooting

Yellowstone National Park sets record
year with 3.8 million visitors so far

Obama heads to Oregon to meet
shooting victims' families Friday

Second body recovered after New
York building gas explosion

Historic Pacific trade deal
faces skeptics in U.S. Congress

Trial of alleged Virginia
serial killer gets under way

Nature thrives in Chernobyl,
site of worst nuclear disaster

Ivory Coast must end wave of arrests,
abuse ahead of polls: Amnesty

Tennessee boy, 11, held for killing
8-year-old girl over puppies: sheriff

Gun safety group recommends
action by president

L.A. to pay $2.85 million for black
man's death in police custody

Israel toughens measures against
Palestinians, West Bank youth killed

Pilot falls ill, dies on American
flight from Phoenix to Boston

Anti-immigration Finns Party should
consider leaving government: deputy chair

Two arrested in Arkansas for
threatening attacks at schools

U.S.-Russia agreement on Syria might
help on Ukraine: Finnish leader

Clinton vows to take on gun lobby,
pledges tighter restrictions

Heating up
hair science

Oregon college shaken by massacre
reopens with counselors, comfort dogs

Body found in search for U.S.
ship that vanished in hurricane

Libya's elected parliament extends
mandate, complicating peace talks

American civil rights activist
Grace Boggs dies in Detroit at 100

Key player in Guatemala corruption
scandal turns himself in

Pakistan denies man hanged by
Taliban was one of its spies

House to vote on new speaker
on October 29: Boehner

Supreme Court opens new term,
with major cases brewing

Philadelphia woman who kidnapped
child given 40 years to life

Trial begins of deputies,
nurse in Georgia jail death

New Hampshire governor Hassan
announces run for Senate

House Speaker Boehner: House
to vote Oct. 29 on new speaker

Finger-printing refugees will 'filter
out' militant threats: EU's Timmermans

White House says Obama would
veto current defense bill

Russia-Israel military coordination
talks on Syria to open Tuesday

Supreme Court denies appeal seeking
return of Jim Thorpe's remains

U.S. slaps sanctions on four militants
including Islamic state backers

Russia says its planes attack 10
IS targets in 15 sorties in Syria

Benghazi committee Democrats say
they'll release witness transcripts

Pacific Rim countries reach landmark
trade deal, U.S. lawmakers skeptical

Amtrak train derails in Vermont,
seven people hospitalized

Car bomb attacks kill 57
people in Iraq: police

EU states might get budget relief
on refugee costs: officials

Taliban claim responsibility
for suicide attack in Kabul

Twitter appoints Jack Dorsey
CEO, seeks new chairman

Four taken to Vermont hospital
after Amtrak train derails

Gunmen attack targets in Kabul, no
word on casualties: security source

South Africa asks ICC for more time
to explain non-arrest of Bashir

Clinton unveils gun control plan
during Monday campaign stop

Pacific trade negotiators reach landmark
deal, fight over approval looms

Ukraine starts pull-back of tanks,
light artillery in east: military

Clinton calls for more funding
for gun dealer inspections

Tensions simmer as Turkey
struggles with burden of refugees

Croatia to hold parliamentary
elections on Nov. 8

Saudi opposition clerics make
sectarian call to jihad in Syria

Palestinian youth shot dead in West
Bank: Palestinian medical source

Cargo ship El Faro believed
to have sunk during hurricane

Pope says Church can't be
'museum', must be open to change

Norway raises 2015 asylum seeker
forecast, sees more next year

Afghan forces called for air
strike in Kunduz: U.S. general

Irish naval ship rescues 242
people near Libya: defense forces

Gulf Arabs wrest strategic Yemen
island from Iran-allied group

Greek, Austrian leaders to visit
Lesbos over refugee crisis

Weapons common on Oregon college
campus despite 'gun-free zone'

Presidential candidate Clinton says
removing Assad in Syria is No. 1 priority

Turkish PM condemns video of
militant's body dragged by car

Twitter names Jack
Dorsey permanent CEO

Turkey warns Russia over airspace
violation, says Moscow escalating conflict

Wreckage of Indonesian
turboprop plane found

North Korea frees South Korean
student held since April

Church can't be 'museum of
memories', pope tells synod

Polish PM candidate backs closer ties
with neighbors on refugee crisis

Biofuel from whisky byproducts
better than ethanol, says maker

Beating parasites wins three
scientists Nobel prize for medicine

Dozens injured in Guinea
pre-election clashes

Egypt's Sisi says cabinet to remain in
place if agenda approved by parliament

Turkey's Erdogan mocks EU
migrant efforts on eve of visit

Modi, Merkel push for revival
of India-EU trade talks

Portugal to get minority government,
markets play down immediate risk

Bomb in Lebanon targets bus
heading to Syria, no casualties

Pope, opening synod, says Church
should not be 'museum of memories'

Bernie Sanders to pit his bulldog
debate style against Clinton

Oregon town residents seek solace
in church after college massacre

Nobel medicine prize awarded
for work on parasitic diseases

Ukraine starts light weapons
withdrawal in east: military

Russia escalating Syria war by
targeting moderate opposition: U.S.

India agrees to fast-track
German business deals

Welsh stem cell firm wins
fast-track filing path in Europe

Kyrgyz polls 'competitive' but
drawbacks remain: Western observers

Legal troubles, market realities
threaten Uber's global push

Post-apocalyptic 'beaver'
thrived after dinosaurs died

Residents say Afghan forces regain
most of Kunduz, some shops reopen

China typhoon kills six, knocks
out power as tornado snaps trees

Flash floods in France
kill at least 17 people

Ex-Hong Kong leader charged with
misconduct in public office

Turkey says Russian warplane
violated its airspace

Thai junta picks panel to write
constitution after draft rejected

Ivory Coast seeks to save
forests from illegal cocoa boom

In India, meat and murder
threaten Modi's inclusive agenda

Rivals blast absent Scioli in Argentina's
first presidential vote debate

Tiny Nauru throws gates open at
Australian camp for asylum seekers

U.S. enforcement of Iran arms embargo
slipped during nuclear talks: sources

Despite 'weak' jobs report, Fed's
Rosengren still sees 2015 rate hike

Obama administration moving to
create two marine sanctuaries

Late delay as Pacific trade
talks near landmark deal

South Carolina hit by
torrential rainfall, eight dead

Militants loyal to Islamic State claim
suicide bombings in Nigerian capital

Japan group says pacifist constitution
still supreme, eyes Nobel

Ruling Portugal coalition
wins election, loses majority

UAW ratifies labor
agreement with Deere & Co

Islamic State militants blow up
ancient Arch of Triumph in Palmyra

Violence intensifies in Jerusalem,
West Bank, raising security concerns

Some relieved to find bodies as hundreds
feared dead in Guatemala landslide

Medical charity MSF demands independent
probe into strike on Afghan hospital

Iraqi PM opens Baghdad's
fortified 'Green Zone' to public

Venezuela's Maduro chides Obama
over delay approving ambassador

Fourteen Kurdish militants dead
in clashes: local governor

Pakistani Taliban says hanged military
officer as revenge for executions

Portugal center-right coalition
set to win election: exit polls

Putin promised to ask Ukraine
rebels to cancel vote: Poroshenko

Germany needs to limit refugee
influx, close borders: Merkel allies

Debris appears to belong to
cargo ship missing in Bahamas

Kyrgyzstan set for closer
ties with Russia after polls

'Record' flooding hits South
Carolina, hundreds rescued

Greenpeace takes aim at Thai tuna
firm, urges end to alleged abuses

Four California students arrested
for plotting mass shooting

German finance minister says need to
limit number of refugees coming to Europe

Chaffetz challenge deepens
House Republicans' disarray

Koch brothers, other 2016 mega
donors warm to Carly Fiorina

After five years of negotiations,
Pacific trade talks near deal

Objects located in area of
missing cargo ship in Bahamas

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