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WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) By ROB GILLIES and RAPHAEL SATTER, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — The mother of the man accused of killing a soldier at Ottawa’s war memorial then storming Parliament before being shot… Read more

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(AP Photo/LM Otero) By NOMAAN MERCHANT, Associated Press DALLAS (AP) — The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health… Read more

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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California prison officials have agreed to end a policy that segregated inmates based on their race after a riot. The policy was challenged in a 2008 inmate lawsuit and deemed unconstitutional by the U.S. Department of… Read more

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(AP Photo/David J. Phillip) KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Billy Butler hit a tiebreaking single, Salvador Perez and Omar Infante drove in two runs each with big hits in a five-run sixth inning, and the Kansas City Royals beat the San Francisco Giants… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — Independent candidate for Massachusetts governor Evan Falchuk has gone to court to try to force the organizers of an Oct. 27 gubernatorial debate to include him. Falchuk said he was asked to participate in the debate, but then… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Justin Tang) By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A masked gunman killed a soldier standing guard at Canada’s war memorial Wednesday, then stormed Parliament in an… Read more

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Doctors no longer detect Ebola in a Texas nurse who flew to Ohio and back before she was diagnosed with the virus, her family said Wednesday. Officials at Emory University Hospital and the Centers for Disease Control… Read more

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WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service has apprehended a man who jumped over the White House fence. This latest incident comes about a month after a previous White House fence jumper sprinted across the lawn, past armed uniformed agents and… Read more

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By MICHAEL TARM, Associated Press CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) — A man who allegedly confessed to killing seven women in Indiana refused to even acknowledge his name to a judge Wednesday, and a sheriff explained later that the suspect was upset his… Read more

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By BRANDON BAILEY, AP Technology Writer SAN JOSE, CALIF. (AP) — Bank of America is apologizing for double-billing customers who made purchases using Apple’s new mobile payments service. A bank spokeswoman said Wednesday that the glitch… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal jury in the trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR’ tsahr-NEYE’-ehv) has completed its first full day of deliberations without reaching a verdict. Robel Phillipos, of… Read more

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BOSTON (AP) — A federal court judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Attorney General Martha Coakley against the Federal Housing Finance Agency and mortgage giants Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Coakley had sued the agencies earlier this year… Read more

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(AP Photo/The Canadian Press, Adrian Wyld) By JEREMY HAINSWORTH and ROB GILLIES, Associated Press OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — A gunman with a scarf over his face shot to death a Canadian soldier standing guard at the nation’s war memorial… Read more

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(Photo Courtesy: MGN Online / 3D4Medical) By LAURAN NEERGAARD and EMILY SWANSON, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans overwhelmingly want tougher screening for Ebola, according to a poll released as federal health authorities took new… Read more