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Botswana votes as president seeks second term

GABORONE, Botswana (AP) — People in Botswana are voting in schools, churches and military tents in an election in which the ruling party is favored to win despite growing discontent in the southern African nation.

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Authorities and ordinary Canadians sifted through confounding shards of a gunman's life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation's seat of power.

Erdogan: FSA sending 1,300 fighters to Kobani

TALLINN, Estonia (AP) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says Ankara will allow hundreds of Syrian rebels to head to the embattled town of Kobani along the Syrian-Turkish border to help Kurdish fighters there in the battle against Islamic State militants.

Ford's lower profit beats estimates; sales down on F-150 launch

By Bernie Woodall and Ben Klayman DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co's third-quarter earnings fell 34 percent but beat Wall Street expectations on a strong showing in North America even as revenue fell due to the cost of introducing the F-150 pickup truck. Ford's launch of its aluminum-bodied F-150 is on track, the company said on Friday. A 3 percent drop in third-quarter revenue to $34.9 billion is largely linked to the planned shutdown of the F-150 plant in Dearborn, Michigan. ...

Masked men burn 2 Saudi Arabia consulate cars in Egypt: sources

CAIRO/ISMAILIA (Reuters) - Masked men set fire to two cars belonging to the consulate of Saudi Arabia in the Egyptian city of Suez on Friday morning, local security sources and the state news agency reported. Security sources who spoke on condition of anonymity told Reuters that at least four men threw crude fire bombs also known as Molotov cocktails at the cars, which were parked. State news agency MENA said the cars were parked in a lot in Suez's Arbaeen district. ...

Doctors Without Borders: Ebola risk can't be zero

CONAKRY, Guinea (AP) — Doctors Without Borders says that while it takes measures to protect its staff treating Ebola patients, the risk of contagion cannot be entirely eliminated.

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Ferguson edgy over grand jury decision

There is never a day where at least one person isn't outside the Ferguson, Missouri, Police Department sitting or standing near an anemic tree, the only place for a bit of shade.

Young Latinos: End Cuba embargo

Cuban-Americans have had an outsized influence in keeping the U.S. embargo since Fidel Castro seized power. Now a younger generation, with strong familial ties there but far removed from the memories of Castro's revolution, want the embargo to end

Giant leap for China space program

Up, up and away. Way away -- to the moon, in fact.

Latest updates on Ebola crisis

A doctor in New York City tests positive for Ebola. The European Union pledges more funds to fight the deadly virus. And a military response team begins training.

Islamists target people in uniform?

A chain of attacks and plots in rapid succession in the Western world by assailants with a radical interpretation of Islam have raised suspicion that a hatchet attack on NYPD officers could be the latest link.

Soccer biter returns from suspension

Although he's vowed to keep his famous chops to himself, the world will soon find out if Luis Suarez can keep bagging goals without literally leaving his mark on defenders.

Poll: Ga. Sen. race too close to call

Democrat Michelle Nunn has a slight 47%-44% edge over Republican David Perdue in the Georgia race for an open Senate seat, according to a new CNN/ORC International survey released Friday.

Source: Canada gunman tied to jihadists

The Ottawa gunman had "connections" to jihadists in Canada who shared a radical Islamist ideology, including at least one who went overseas to fight in Syria, multiple U.S. sources told CNN on Thursday.

Man attacks NY cops with hatchet

A man charged at four New York police officers Thursday afternoon, metal hatchet in hand, hitting one officer in the right arm and another in the head, the city's police commissioner said.

The best (worst?) sick-day excuses

Had a big night out? Don't fancy leaving a cozy bed for the cold outdoors? Having a Ferris Bueller moment?

ESPN Sports News

Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Broncos top Chargers as Sanders grabs 3 TDs

Emmanuel Sanders waited six long weeks to join the list of players who have caught a touchdown pass from Peyton Manning. Now, he has four in less than a week.

Source: Chara injures knee, out 4-6 weeks

Bruins captain Zdeno Chara suffered ligament damage to his knee and is expected to miss four to six weeks, a source confirmed to ESPNBoston.com.

Lakers' Nash out for season with back injury

Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash will miss the 2014-15 season for a back injury.

Cutler: Marshall's theatrics understandable

Bears quarterback Jay Cutler says receiver Brandon Marshall's postgame rant Sunday was in no way off-putting.

Urlacher: Cutler an elite QB in salary only

Jay Cutler is the highest-paid quarterback this season and Brian Urlacher says that's the only thing elite about his former teammate.

Sources: Syracuse to face NCAA Oct. 30-31

Syracuse's men's basketball and football programs are under NCAA investigation for allegations, including providing extra benefits and academic issues, that date back at least 10 years, a source told ESPN's Brett McMurphy.

Source: Ex-judge to conduct Winston hearing

Retired Florida Supreme Court chief justice Major Harding has been selected to serve as the independent observer who will conduct Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston's upcoming student conduct code hearing, a source close to the situation confirmed.
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