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Patients left in limbo as more doctors flee Puerto Rico

Danica Coto, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:23pm

Wanda Serrano arrived at Puerto Rico's largest public hospital before dawn to take her 17-year-old son to an appointment. Six hours later, they were still in the packed waiting room hoping to see a doctor.

Weed as way of life: California farmers divided on legal bud

Paul Elias, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:20pm

Laura Costa's son and husband moved quickly with the pruning shears to harvest the family's fall marijuana crop, racing along with several workers to cut the plants and drop them in plastic bins ahead of an impending storm.

Wal-Mart pushes service for holiday; Target stresses value

Anne D'Innocenzio, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:20pm

Wal-Mart, long known for emphasizing low prices, wants to be known this holiday season for superior customer service. That comes after its main rival Target, which has a better image in that regard, stressed a focus on offering deals.

Large anti-Maduro protests fill the streets in Venezuela

Joshua Goodman and Hannah Dreier, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:11pm

Anti-government protesters filled the streets of Venezuela's capital and other major cities in a show of force against Presidential Nicolas Maduro, whose allies enraged the opposition by blocking a recall referendum against the socialist leader.

Seoul plans to restart talks on military pact with Tokyo

Tong-Hyung Kim, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 10:00pm

South Korea plans to restart talks with Japan over a military intelligence sharing agreement to better cope with threats from North Korea, an official said Thursday.

Asian stocks mostly lower as investors mull company earnings

Kelvin Chan, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:50pm

Stocks retreated in most Asian markets on Thursday as investors assessed a fresh round of corporate earnings from major companies across the region.

National Australia Bank profit slips 94 PC to $269 million

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:40pm

National Australia Bank Ltd. announced on Thursday its annual profit had slumped 94 percent to 352 million Australian dollars ($269 million) due to sales of its troubled British banking and life insurance businesses.

At Trump hotel in Washington, alternate reality: All is well

Beth J. Harpaz, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:21pm

Donald Trump may be spending most of his days inside the frantic hurricane of the presidential campaign, but inside his new hotel in Washington, calm and luxury prevail.

US abstains in UN vote on Cuba embargo for the first time

Edith M. Lederer and Matthew Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:11pm

The United States abstained for the first time in 25 years Wednesday on a U.N. resolution condemning America's economic embargo against Cuba, a measure it had always vehemently opposed.

Samsung heir joins board, moving toward top leadership role

Youkyung Lee, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 9:02pm

The grandson of Samsung's founder is stepping up as its new leader as the South Korean company grapples with the recent failure of a flagship smartphone.

Trump: I'll run America like my business. Clinton: Let's not

Lisa Lerer and Jill Colvin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:41pm

His presidential dreams increasingly in question, Donald Trump pushed his business empire to the center of his political campaign Wednesday. Taking a break from battleground states, he made the case at his newest hotel that all Americans should look to his corporate record for evidence of how well he'd run the country.

Riders break windows to escape after train's motor overheats

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:31pm

A Boston commuter train's motor has overheated, causing the train to fill with smoke and panicked passengers to break windows to escape.

Canadians not travelling as time running out EU trade deal

Raf Casert and Rob Gillies, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 7:31pm

A Canadian delegation would not be heading off to Europe late Wednesday to sign a landmark free trade deal with the European Union after Belgium failed to make decisive headway to lift a crucial veto of one of its regions.

Oregon's top civil rights lawyer alleges racial profiling

Gillian Flaccus, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:50pm

Oregon's top civil rights lawyer filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against his boss and others in the state Department of Justice after learning that his colleagues surveilled his Twitter account because one of his posts turned up in a search for the Black Lives Matter hashtag.

The Trump-Clinton Twitter war: Bludgeon vs. stiletto

Barbara Ortutay, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:22pm

Back in June, when Donald Trump slammed President Barack Obama's endorsement of Hillary Clinton on Twitter, the Democrat's campaign was quick to tweet back a chilly three-word response: "Delete your account ."

South Dakota chef revitalizing Native American cuisine

Regina Garcia Cano, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:12pm

Sean Sherman is working to help Native Americans reclaim their identity one meal at a time.

Judge rejects claim to Prince estate from woman and girl

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 6:01pm

A Minnesota judge ruled Wednesday that a woman and girl who claim to be Prince's niece and grandniece will not be considered heirs to the late music superstar's estate.

Americans ate more seafood last year than they did in 2014

Patrick Whittle, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:41pm

The average American ate nearly a pound more seafood in 2015 than he or she did the previous year, the federal government said on Wednesday.

Tesla Motors surprises with 3rd-quarter profit

Dee-Ann Durbin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:31pm

Electric car maker Tesla Motors posted its first quarterly profit in three years on Wednesday, giving investors reason to cheer after months of doubt.

Tense standoff at Dakota Access protest encampment

James MacPherson and Blake Nicholson, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 26th - 5:31pm

The prospect of a police raid on an encampment protesting the Dakota Access pipeline faded as night fell Wednesday, with law enforcement making no immediate move after protesters rejected their request to withdraw from private land.