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Early voting: Democrats show strength in key battlegrounds

Hope Yen, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:12am

Hillary Clinton appears to be displaying strength in the crucial battleground states of North Carolina and Florida among voters casting ballots before Election Day, and may also be building an early vote advantage in Arizona and Colorado.

Portugal keeps bond rating that ensures continuing ECB help

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:11am

Ratings agency DBRS has kept its investment grade classification for Portuguese bonds, ensuring the debt-heavy eurozone country remains eligible for vital help from the European Central Bank's stimulus program.

McDonald's sales rise 1.3 percent at US stores

Joseph Pisani, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:11am

The launch of all-day breakfast helped McDonald's record higher sales at established U.S. locations for a fifth straight quarter, but the boost from that is shrinking and the company is hoping new menu items and recipe tweaks will keep customers coming back.

Adviser says he told Christie officials knew of bridge plot

Michael Balsamo and Michael Catalini, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:03am

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie was told that two of his staffers had knowledge of the George Washington Bridge lane closures before he told reporters that no one in his administration knew about the closings, one of his top political advisers testified Friday.

London City Airport evacuated amid fire alarm

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 11:01am

Officials say London City Airport has been evacuated after a fire alarm sounded and some passengers reported feeling unwell.

Chemical cloud over Kansas community dissipates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:51am

Authorities say it's safe for residents to return home and for students to go back to school now that a noxious cloud that formed over their northeast Kansas community has dissipated.

Child porn accuser drops lawsuit against ex-Subway pitchman

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:50am

The family of one of Jared Fogle's victims in the child pornography case that led to the former Subway pitchman's imprisonment is dropping their lawsuit against him.

Appeals court revives lawsuit by Abu Ghraib inmates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:40am

A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit against a military contractor filed by former inmates of Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison.

Cook County, Illinois, lawyer who posed as judge charged

Michael Tarm, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:31am

A Chicago-area judicial candidate who was once on the fast track to a high-salary, high-status job as a judge now faces charges of impersonating a judge when she was a court staff attorney early this year, prosecutors announced Friday.

In Kentucky coal country, Democrats fear Trump

Adam Beam, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:30am

Democrats could lose control of their only legislative chamber in the South because of a blustery hero for folks in coal country — Donald Trump.

Canada walks out as EU trade talks founder

Mike Corder and Lorne Cook, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:21am

Canada walked out of talks Friday meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to have the pact signed next week.

The Latest: Turkey defends fight against Syrian Kurd rebels

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:10am

The Latest on developments in Syria where a Russia-announced pause in the fighting is underway to allow civilians and rebels to leave besieged areas of Aleppo (all times local):

Markets Right Now: Stocks move lower on Wall Street

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 10:01am

The latest on developments in global financial markets (all times local):

Senior NJ Transit leaders skip hearing on fatal train crash

Michael R. Sisak, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:51am

Lawmakers investigating New Jersey Transit after a deadly train crash said Friday that they're disappointed the agency's senior leadership didn't show up for a legislative hearing and that they will use subpoena power if the director doesn't appear at the next hearing.

Counterterrorism prosecutors seek access to encrypted data

Sylvie Corbet, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:50am

Prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco called Friday for the ability to unlock phones and computers and to gain access to encrypted communications to aid in the fight against terrorism.

Bombardier to cut 7,500 jobs globally over the next 2 years

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:50am

Airplane and train maker Bombardier will cut 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years as it tries to turn around its business.

US internet disrupted as key firm gets hit by cyberattack

Raphael Satter, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:32am

Reports of online disruption cropped up across the East Coast of the United States after a key internet firm was hit by a cyberattack Friday.

The Latest: Senior transit leadership skips hearing on crash

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:31am

The Latest on a legislative hearing on New Jersey Transit following last month's fatal train crash (all times local):

Unemployment rates rose in 3 of 8 US swing states last month

Christopher S. Rugaber, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:31am

Unemployment rates rose in three of eight U. S. swing states last month, fell in two and were unchanged in the remaining three.

Russians seek answers to central Moscow GPS anomaly

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 21st - 9:20am

Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking an explanation of why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow.