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    Fire-ravaged California city turns to hockey for respite

    SANTA ROSA, Calif. (AP) — For one Sunday, the fires that staggered this small city and wiped out thousands of homes were an afterthought at Snoopy’s Home Ice In Northern California. In an ice rink built by Peanuts cartoon creator Charles Schulz, hundreds of 7- and 8-year-olds gathered to play the annual Great Halloween Jamboree […]
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    The Latest: Hostage situation at English shopping mall ends

    LONDON (AP) — The Latest on police activity at a central England shopping center: (all times local): 7:35 p.m. Officials say the hostage incident at a bowling alley in England has ended with the arrest of a gunman who was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital. The West Midlands Ambulance Service said […]
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    The Latest: Charity hails decision to revoke Mugabe honor

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The Latest on Zimbabwe’s president and the World Health Organization (all times local): 7:15 p.m. The decision by the World Health Organization’s director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus to revoke his appointment of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” has been praised by Jeremy Farrar, director of Wellcome Trust, a major British charitable […]
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    Gunman arrested after taking hostages at UK bowling alley

    LONDON (AP) — A gunman who reportedly held two employees hostage at a central England bowling alley was arrested Sunday night after armed police moved in. He was treated at the scene and taken to a hospital for treatment. The two workers held for roughly four hours were released unharmed, police and ambulance officials said. […]
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    Trump urges House GOP to move quickly on budget, tax cuts

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — President Donald Trump urged House Republicans to move swiftly on passing a budget bill during a conference call Sunday, clearing the way for what he described as historic tax cuts. Trump and Vice President Mike Pence both joined the House GOP call in which Trump called on members to adopt the […]
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    Judge: School not at fault for student’s fall from window

    POULTNEY, Vt. (AP) — A federal judge has ruled that a Vermont college won’t have to pay damages to a student who was seriously hurt when he fell from a fourth-floor window after drinking wine that contained LSD. The Rutland Herald reports that the suit accused Green Mountain College in Poultney of failing to enforce […]
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    No joke: Political humorist Jimmy Tingle running for office

    BOSTON (AP) — Though Jimmy Tingle has long made biting political humor a staple of his stand-up routines, he insists his dive into Massachusetts politics is anything but comic relief. The Cambridge-born comedian and social activist, who returned to school and earned a master’s degree from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, raised […]
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    Oregon day care shuttered after 2nd death in 2 years

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Regulators in Oregon have shuttered a day care after a second baby died there in as many years, an unprecedented number of deaths at a single day care center for the state. Authorities said the 10-month-old boy died two days after he was found not breathing at Broadway Children’s Center in […]
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    Cub Scout kicked out after asking lawmaker about gun control

    DENVER (AP) — A Cub Scout was kicked out of his den after he questioned a Colorado state lawmaker about her position on gun control and previous comments she made about African-Americans’ health and eating fried chicken. It was the latest political flashpoint for the Boy Scouts after President Donald Trump used his speech at […]
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    World Health Organization revokes appointment of Mugabe

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of the World Health Organization revoked his appointment of Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe as a “goodwill ambassador” on Sunday after the choice drew widespread outrage and criticism. Zimbabwe’s government said it respected the turnabout and that the U.N. health agency “benefited tremendously” from the attention. WHO director-general Tedros Ghebreyesus last […]