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N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official
FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion at United Nations headquarters. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea said it has invited the European Union’s top human rights official to visit, but it threatened to drop its offers of visits by United Nations rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn’t remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday. Kim said the visit by the EU official, Stavros Lambrinidis, is expected in March 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)UNITED NATIONS (AP) — North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday.

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back
This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)DALLAS (AP) — A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill.

Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Nikkei jumps 5 percent, other Asian stocks up after Japan announces more stimulus; yen slides.

AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night.

Mexico police questioned in killing of 3 Americans
This two photo combo with undated handout photos provided by Nohemi Gonzalez, shows Erica Maria Alvarado Rivera, left, and her brother Alex, right, at their mother's home in Progreso, Texas. According to witnesses armed men took Erica Maria, 26, and her brothers, Alex, 22, and Jose Angel, 21, on Oct. 13 in El Control, a small town near the Texas border west of Matamoros. The three were visiting their father in Mexico and they have not been seen since. (AP Photo)MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) — Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.

In his native Alabama, Apple CEO's announcement he is gay prompts discomfort for some
By Sherrel Wheeler Stewart BIRMINGHAM Ala. (Reuters) - Apple chief Tim Cook's announcement on Thursday that he is gay and wants to help further civil rights found strong support in some quarters, but his advocacy met less enthusiasm among some people in Alabama, where he was born and raised. Cook said in a magazine editorial he hopes his example will inspire others to push for change. ...

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall
This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others.

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow
In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo provided by Pete Stachowicz of Paradise Helicopters, a house burns to the ground as lava flows around it near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. The National Guard is deploying troops to the rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber- and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, the National Guard is deploying 83 troops to Pahoa to help provide security. The troops will help with a roadblock and with other safety issues. (AP Photo/Pete Stachowicz, Paradise Helicopters)PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday.

Christie hopes for 'big, fat blowout' for Branstad
BURLINGTON, Iowa (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie sought to give a final boost to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's re-election bid on Thursday night, saying he's got his fingers crossed for a blowout.

Sandoval, Shields among 121 free agents
San Francisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy hands the championship trophy to Pablo Sandoval as they celebrate after Game 7 of baseball's World Series against the Kansas City Royals, Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. The Giants won 3-2 to win the series. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)NEW YORK (AP) — Baseball's business season began Thursday when 121 players become free agents, a group that includes Pablo Sandoval, Michael Morse, Jake Peavy, Sergio Romo and Ryan Vogelsong of the World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

Former NBA player to argue for conviction reversal
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former NBA player convicted in a real estate Ponzi scheme was due in court to argue for a new trial.

Hong Kong protesters: Images of determination
In this Oct. 10, 2014 photo, Hacken Tse, 38, a freelance photographer, poses for a portrait on a main road in an occupied area near government headquarters in Hong Kong. Tse said "It has increased people’s civil awareness, but the youngsters have yet to learn many things. The development of the movement has come to a time when they should take a turn, but they still haven’t realized it. Some people just want to get the aura of glory, yet have done nothing since the beginning. They don’t know their rights and duty.” (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)HONG KONG (AP) — On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.

Police: Suspected NC court gunman turns himself in
Law enforcement officials confer outside the courthouse in Nashville, N.C., where two men were shot Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014. A manhunt is on for two suspects in the shooting of two men outside the Nash County Courthouse Tuesday, authorities said. (AP Photo/Jonathan Drew)RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A man suspected of opening fire this week on two victims in front of a courthouse turned himself in hours after his brother was charged in the crime, authorities said Thursday.

Gas deal may be first sign of Russia-Ukraine detente: EU
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The gas deal struck on Thursday between Russia and Ukraine is perhaps the first sign of an easing of tension between the two countries, European Energy Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said on Thursday. "This is perhaps the first sign of a wise and well-functioning neighborhood policy and is perhaps the first glimmer of a relaxation in the relationship between the two neighboring countries," he told a news conference after Russia, Ukraine and the European Union signed the accord. (Reporting By Alastair Macdonald and Philip Blenkinsop; Editing by Alastair Macdonald)

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