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Germany's main Jewish leader steps down
Germany's main Jewish leader, who in 2010 became the first person born after the Holocaust to take the job, says he's stepping down.
1 hour 1 minute ago
Agent: Chicago Marathon champion fails doping test
The agent for Chicago Marathon champion Rita Jeptoo says the Kenyan runner has failed a doping test.
1 hour 8 minutes ago
Canadian gets life sentence in Mounties shootings
A man convicted of fatally shooting three Royal Canadian Mounted Police officers and wounding two others has been given Canada's harshest prison sentence in more than 50 years.
1 hour 10 minutes ago
Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run
A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail — and a possible 14-year prison sentence. It's a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that's ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions between the neighbors.
1 hour 24 minutes ago
After 40 years, a look at Hello Kitty's success
When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world will celebrate the 40th anniversary of this global icon of "cute-cool." That is, Hello Kitty.
Burkina Faso leader steps down, vote in 90 days
Burkina Faso's leader of 27 years says he has stepped down following a wave of violent protests to his bid to seek a fifth term in power.
North Korean Ebola policies hit tourism businesses
North Korea's quarantine of foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.
Gas almost under $3 nationwide: What to know
The sight is so surprising that Americans are sharing photos of it, along with all those cute Halloween costumes, sweeping vistas and special meals: The gas station sign, with a price under $3 a gallon.
German 'Autobahn sniper' sentenced to 10 ½ years
A court in Germany has sentenced a trucker to 10 ½ years in prison for shooting at fellow drivers more than 700 times over a five-year period.
N. Korea to quarantine foreigners over Ebola fears
North Korean officials have announced they will quarantine foreigners for 21 days over fears of the spread of the Ebola virus.
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