October 24, 2014

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Mount St. Joesph basketball player with brain tumor ready to play

Lauren Hill puts in a layup as she practices on Oct. 23. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman)

CINCINNATI (AP) — A clock above the court reminds everyone that it’s only 5:58 a.m. Fifteen slow-moving women’s basketball players at Division III Mount St. Joseph form a circle near one of the baskets and stretch quietly. Coach Dan Benjamin walks briskly around the court, sipping a Mountain Dew for a little caffeine. He has Read More…

10 Things to Know, Friday, Oct. 24

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Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. New York City doctor tests positive for Ebola  The physician, who treated patients in West Africa, is the fourth confirmed case in the U.S. and the first in the nation’s largest city. 2. Possible explanation emerges for Read More…

Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in Virginia, U.S. officials said Thursday. The move would mark the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan was brought to the U.S. for trial, and it represents the Obama administration’s latest attempt to show that it Read More…

New survey details vast scope of teen dating abuse

In this Feb. 11, 2011 file photo, more than 300 people participate in Barry University’s first ever College Brides Walk, with many walking 7.5 miles in bridal gowns to bring awareness of domestic and dating violence. (AP Photo/J Pat Carter, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — From violence to verbal taunts, abusive dating behavior is pervasive among America’s adolescents, according to a new, federally funded survey. It says a majority of boys and girls who datedescribe themselves as both victims and perpetrators. Sponsored by the National Institute of Justice, the National Survey on Teen Relationships and Intimate Violence was conducted by NORC Read More…

Amazon’s loss makes holidays a question mark

In this June 16, 2014 file photo, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos walks on stage for the launch of the new Amazon Fire Phone, in Seattle. Amazon.com reports quarterly financial results on Thursday. (AP Photo/Ted S. Warren, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — Amazon’s trademark smile icon is becoming more of a grimace. The world’s largest online retailer reported a wider third-quarter loss than analysts expected and gave a disappointing holiday forecast. Investors are increasingly irked by Amazon’s strategy of investing heavily in new products and services to spur revenue growth while reporting quarter after quarter of losses Read More…

Sweden calls off search for submarine

Swedish corvette HMS Stockholm patrols Jungfrufjarden in the Stockholm archipelago, Sweden, Monday. Sweden's biggest submarine hunt since the dying days of the Soviet Union has put countries around the Baltic Sea on edge, with Latvia's foreign minister calling the incident a potential "game changer" in the region. (AP Photo/TT News Agency, Anders Wiklund)

STOCKHOLM (AP) — Swedish authorities called off their weeklong search for a suspected submarine in the Stockholm archipelago Friday, saying the presumed intruder had probably escaped into the Baltic Sea. Naval and amphibious forces were ordered back to base, while some ground forces remained in the search area, military officials said. “We assess that the Read More…

California startup unveils gun technology for cops

, Jim Schaff, vice president of marketing with Yardarm, holds a sensor that fits into an Airsoft replica of a Glock 17 handgun in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

WATSONVILLE, Calif. (AP) — A Silicon Valley startup has developed technology to let dispatchers know when a police officer’s weapon has been fired. The latest product by Yardarm Technologies would notify dispatchers in real time when an officer’s gun is taken out of its holster and when it’s fired. It can also track where the Read More…

Pesky, effective? Campaign signs spread like weeds

This Oct. 21, 2014 photo shows political campaign signs near a state highway in Westerville, Ohio. Signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and public rights of way. Enter the Columbus Sign Ninjas, a group that sprang up to take down campaign clutter from public spaces. (AP Photo/Columbus Dispatch, Fred Squillante)

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Pesky. Illegal. Effective? Lawn signs touting local and statewide candidates are in full bloom along highways, street corners and other public spaces. It’s the sign of the season. And despite legal restrictions, the markers can sprout invasively. Campaigns hope voters see them as a signal of the community’s support for the Read More…

Missouri police preparing for grand jury decision

A protester holds his hands up as he marches with others in the streets of Clayton, Mo., on Oct. 10 near the St. Louis County Courthouse during a protest against the Aug. 9 police shooting of unarmed black 18-year-old Michael Brown in Ferguson, Mo. Protesters want prosecutors to file criminal charges against the white police officer who fatally shot Brown. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

FERGUSON, Mo. (AP) — Missouri police have been brushing up on constitutional rights and stocking up on riot gear to prepare for a grand jury’s decision about whether to charge a white police officer who fatally shot a black 18-year-old in suburban St. Louis. The preparations are aimed at avoiding a renewed outbreak of violence Read More…

Canadians seek to understand Parliament shooting

A police officer guards the National War Memorial in Ottawa, Ontario, on Thursday. Canadians are mourning the loss of Cpl. Nathan Cirillo, the army reservist who was shot dead as he stood guard before the Tomb of the Unknown soldier on Wednesday. (AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld)

OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — Government leaders gathered in a show of resolution a day after a deadly attack on Canada’s Parliament, as authorities and everyday Canadians sifted through confounding shards of the gunman’s life seeking to understand what motivated the man to storm the nation’s seat of power. The emerging portrait of Michael Zehaf-Bibeau is a fragmented Read More…