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  • Obama shortens Asia trip, cancels stops in Malaysia, Philippines due to government shutdown

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama has cancelled two stops on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday. Obama is scheduled to leave Saturday night on what originally was a four-nation tour. But the White House has called off the final two stops in Malaysia and the

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  • A Filipino protester shouts slogans during a rally near the U.S. embassy to oppose the planned visit of U.S. President Barack Obama in Manila, Philippines on Wednesday Oct. 2, 2013. Obama has canceled two stops, Malaysia and Philippines, on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown, the White House announced Wednesday. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

    Obama shortens Asia trip, cancels stops in Malaysia, Philippines due to government shutdown

    The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is cancelling two stops on his long-planned trip to Asia because of the partial government shutdown. Obama is scheduled to leave Saturday night for what was originally a four-nation tour. The White House says Obama will still travel to Indonesia and Brunei, but is calling off the final two stops

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  • A convoy of inspectors from the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons prepares cross into Syria at the Lebanese border crossing point of Masnaa, eastern Bekaa Valley, Lebanon, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013. An advance group of 20 inspectors from a Netherlands-based chemical weapons watchdog arrived in Syria on Tuesday to begin their complex mission of finding, dismantling and ultimately destroying an estimated 1,000-ton chemical arsenal. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

    International weapons inspectors report ‘encouraging initial progress’ in Syria

    The Associated Press, Barbara Surk, The Associated Press, and Ryan Lucas, The Associated Press

    BEIRUT – International inspectors racing to meet a mid-2014 deadline to eliminate Syria’s chemical stockpile said Thursday they have made “encouraging initial progress” in their mission, and hope to start onsite inspections and begin disabling equipment within the next week. An advance team of disarmament experts and U.N. staff members arrived in Syria on Tuesday

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  • Namesake of new movie ‘Captain Phillips’ gets hero’s welcome at Vermont screening

    Lisa Rathke, The Associated Press

    WILLISTON, Vt. – The captain of the American cargo ship hijacked by Somali pirates four years ago returned home from sea to another hero’s welcome — this time for a sneak peek of the Tom Hanks movie about the ordeal. “Captain Phillips” got an early screening Tuesday night at a benefit in Richard Phillips’ home

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  • FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2013, photo, President Barack Obama makes a statement in the James Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House in Washington, after he spoke with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Congress generally backs Obama's new outreach to Iran, but with tougher U.S. economic sanctions against Tehran on the way, the president's diplomatic task will only get harder if he doesn't make quick progress. Obama's phone call last week to Rouhani was the first contact in more than 30 years between the leaders of the two countries. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama engages Iran as Congress is poised to pass tough new economic sanctions

    Deb Riechmann And Bradley Klapper, The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – U.S. lawmakers from both parties have expressed a willingness to give President Barack Obama’s outreach to Iran a chance to end to Tehran’s nuclear standoff with the West, but at the same time they are crafting tough new U.S. economic sanctions to further isolate the Islamic republic. Obama’s phone call last week to

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  • Grand Canyon Park Closed-10-1-2013- Sebastian Ramirez, 27, of Austin, Texas, hikes out of the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon National Park, Tuesday afternoon. Ramirez spent the night with friends in the bottom of the Canyon at Bright Angel Campground. Beginning at 6 am, visitors were told the park was closed and they could not visit. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Tom Tingle) MARICOPA COUNTY OUT; MAGS OUT; NO SALES MBO

    Obama cancels Asia trip, blames Republicans for government shutdown

    The Associated Press, David Espo, The Associated Press, Alan Fram, The Associated Press, Jim Kuhnhenn, The Associated Press, and Andrew Taylor and Nedra Pickler, The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama is cancelling a trip to Asia to stay in Washington and push for an elusive funding bill to end a federal government shutdown entering its fourth day Friday. In a statement late Thursday, the White House blamed Republicans, saying the “completely avoidable” government shutdown was hurting the president’s efforts to

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  • In this Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013 file photo provided by Greenpeace, Greenpeace International activist Sini Saarela of Finland stands in a cage at the Leninsky District Court of Murmansk, Russia. (AP Photo/Greenpeace, File)

    Russia charges 14 Greenpeace activists with piracy; more charges expected

    The Associated Press

    MOSCOW – Greenpeace says that 14 of its activists who were detained after protesting at a Russian oil platform have been charged with piracy, a crime punishable by up to 15 years in prison. The activists from Argentina, Brazil, Britain, Finland, the Netherlands, Poland, Russia and Sweden were among 30 people who were on board

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  • People of Freedom party leader Silvio Berlusconi passes past the Government and Presidency seat giving his yes vote on the occasion of a confidence vote at the Senate, in Rome, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Silvio Berlusconi acknowledged defeat Wednesday and announced he would support the government of Premier Enrico Letta, a stunning about-face on the Senate floor after defections in his party robbed him of the support he needed to bring down the government. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

    Berlusconi weakened, but not out, after retreating from push to topple Italy’s government

    The Associated Press, Nicole Winfield, The Associated Press, and Colleen Barry, The Associated Press

    MILAN – Silvio Berlusconi’s failed attempt to topple the Italian government has left him weaker than ever, zapped of the aura of invincibility that has surrounded him for two decades as he faces the possible loss of his Senate seat and a ban from politics. Still, it is unlikely to be his last act. The

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  • Christopher Cruz, right, appears in criminal court with his lawyer H. Benjamin Perez in New York, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. Cruz, 28, of New Jersey, was charged Wednesday with reckless driving after prosecutors said he touched off a tense encounter with the driver of a sport utility vehicle and a throng of other bikers that ended with blood and broken bones on a Manhattan street. He was also charged with unlawful imprisonment. His bail was set at $1,500 cash. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

    1 suspect arraigned in motorcycle-SUV assault in NYC; investigation continues

    David B. Caruso, The Associated Press, Jennifer Peltz And Colleen Long, The Associated Press, and Colleen Long And Jennifer Peltz, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – A motorcyclist was charged Wednesday with reckless driving after prosecutors said he touched off a tense encounter with the driver of an SUV and a throng of other bikers that ended with blood and broken bones on a Manhattan street. Christopher Cruz, 28, of Passaic, N.J., declined to comment as he

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  • California Gov. Jerry Brown signs bill outlawing ‘revenge porn’

    The Associated Press

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown on Tuesday signed a bill outlawing so-called revenge porn and levying possible jail time for people who post naked photos of their exes after bitter breakups. Senate Bill 255, which takes effect immediately, makes it a misdemeanour to post identifiable nude pictures of someone else online without permission

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  • Rexford Kennamer, Alabama’s ‘physician to the stars,’ dies in Montgomery at 93

    The Associated Press

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Dr. Rexford Kennamer, a physician to the stars whose clients once included some of Hollywood’s biggest names, has died in Alabama. He was 93. Kennamer died Sept. 28 at the house he had shared with his nephew Richard Kennamer in Montgomery. Richard Kennamer told The Associated Press on Tuesday that his uncle

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  • Robert Van Hoorebeck, left, loads his bag and golf bag into Richard Wood's vehicle Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2013, after the Jacksonville International Airport was evacuated, in Jacksonville, Fla. Wood, a district manager for Avis, was picking up stranded passengers along Airport Road. Van Hoorebeck was going to rent a vehicle and drive to Raleigh, N.C. The airport was evacuated after authorities found two suspicious packages. (AP Photo/The Florida Times-Union, Bruce Lipsky)

    Bail set at $1 million for suspect accused in Jacksonville International Airport bomb hoax

    The Associated Press, Derek Kinner, The Associated Press, and Brendan Farrington, The Associated Press

    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – A judge set bail at $1 million Wednesday for a man originally from Bosnia accused of telling security screeners at the Jacksonville International Airport he had a bomb in his backpack, prompting the evacuation of the airport. Authorities did not find any explosives. Zeljko Causevic, 39, remained silent during his brief hearing

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  • Bikers pull over, beat driver of SUV after encounter on NYC highway

    The Associated Press, David B. Caruso, The Associated Press, and David Caruso, The Associated Press

    NEW YORK, N.Y. – An unauthorized motorcycle rally featuring hundreds of bikers parading through the streets took a bloody turn when a large group of riders surrounded a man driving with his family, then chased his SUV for miles after he plowed through a blockade of bikes and beat him. One biker suffered broken legs

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  • House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, speaks to reporters following a meeting with President Barack Obama at the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2013. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

    U.S. shutdown in 3rd day as White House meeting fails to solve impasse

    The Associated Press, David Espo And Donna Cassata, The Associated Press, Andrew Taylor, The Associated Press, David Espo, The Associated Press, and Alan Fram, The Associated Press

    WASHINGTON – The federal government entered the third day of a partial shutdown Thursday after a White House meeting among President Barack Obama and top congressional leaders yielded no signs of progress in a dispute between Democrats and Republicans in Congress that has idled hundreds of thousands of workers and curtailed services nationwide. Funding for

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