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17 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Kings' Slava Voynov case gets request for follow-up from D.A.'s office

The Los Angeles County district attorney's office has requested "additional follow-up" from Redondo Beach police before deciding whether charges will be filed against Kings defenseman Slava Voynov.

20 minutes ago // ABC

world AP Exclusive: Driving up Revered N. Korea Mountain

AP Exclusive: Stunning vistas and wary soldiers: A drive up N. Korea's revered Mount Paektu

20 minutes ago // ABC

world AP Exclusive: A Week on the Road in North Korea

AP Exclusive: On bumpy, 7-day North Korea road trip, glimpses of tough lives and determination

20 minutes ago // ABC

world Gaza Rebuilding Slowed by Trickle of Aid, Rivalry

Gaza rebuilding slowed by trickle of aid, political rivalries, technical snags

22 minutes ago // ABC

world Brazil Race Hinges on Fickle Lower Middle Class

Brazil's election hinges on fickle lower middle class, its members torn between gains, future

24 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world San Gabriel Valley water agency declares supply emergency

The Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District declared a water supply emergency Wednesday amid record-low levels.

24 minutes ago // ABC

world AP PHOTOS: Brazil's Poor, Rousseff's Solid Support

AP PHOTOS: Brazil's poor, with a decade of gains, are solid support for Rousseff in election

25 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Young girl shot in Anaheim, dies of injuries

A young girl who was shot outside an apartment building Wednesday evening has died, Anaheim authorities said.

26 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Ice cream man beaten, accused of hitting kid with truck in South L.A.

An ice cream truck driver was assaulted in South L.A. after he allegedly hit a child with his truck Wednesday night.

26 minutes ago // Fox News

world AP Exclusive: On bumpy, 7-day North Korea road trip, glimpses of tough lives and determination

The Kaema Plateau, the "Roof of Korea," is a stunning, forest-covered highland nestled in such treacherous mountains that it was never taken by the Allies during the Korean War.

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Kazakhstan to offer caviar baths as luxury tourist attraction

An ambitious multimillion-pound plan hopes to attract hordes of visitors to the east coast of the Caspian sea, but the hunt is on for investors to fund the project. EurasiaNet.org report Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // The Guardian

world Somalia gets first cash machine

Residents welcome ATM as a sign that country is edging towards stability but some wish instructions werent only in English Continue reading...

27 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Anthem rate increase is 'excessive,' state insurance regulator says

In the final days of a battle over Proposition 45, California's insurance commissioner criticized Anthem Blue Cross for an "excessive" rate increase affecting 120,000 people with small-business health coverage.

29 minutes ago // BBC

world Canada 'not intimidated' by attacks

Canada "will never be intimidated", PM Stephen Harper says after two deadly attacks - including one that ends in a shootout inside parliament.

32 minutes ago // NPR

world 5 Giants Pitchers Give Up 5 Runs In 6th As Royals Even World Series

Butler, Perez and Infante each knock in two runs, and Kansas City's powerful bullpen shut out the Giants in the final four innings of a 7-2 win over San Francisco. The series resumes Friday.

35 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Judge rejects Los Angeles' billboard ban

A judge has struck down Los Angeles' billboard ban, saying it runs afoul of the California Constitution's protection of free speech.

38 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Young girl shot in Anaheim; injuries are life-threatening

A young girl sustained life-threatening injuries after she was shot outside an apartment building Wednesday evening, Anaheim authorities said.

39 minutes ago // CBS

world Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

White House briefly on lockdown after man jumps North Lawn fence and is subdued by agents and guard dogs

42 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Royals lean on power surge in 7-2 win over Giants in Game 2

Bruce Bochy had become less of a manager and more of a savant. As the San Francisco Giants advanced through the playoffs and into their third World Series in five years, the guy running the show was widely crowned a genius.

48 minutes ago // Wall Street Journal

world EU Nations Demand Energy Concessions

EU leaders are expected to spar over the blocs energy and climate-change goals at a summit Thursday, as some countries are demanding financial concessions in return for committing to the blocs ambitious targets.

49 minutes ago // New York Times

world Amid Clamor Over Democracy, Hong Kongs Tycoons Keep Silent

As a fight over the citys political fate unfolds, those who arguably have the most clout with Beijing and the most at stake have maintained a studied silence.

50 minutes ago // UPI

world Mexico mayor, wife blamed for missing students

Mary PapenfussIGUALA, Mexico, Oct. 22 UPI -- Mexican officials have issued an arrest warrant for the mayor of Iguala and his wife in the disappearance and presumed murder of some 43 protesting students in September.

54 minutes ago // CBS

world How would NYC handle a nuclear explosion?

The city's Office of Emergency Management ran a training exercise Wednesday that simulated a response to a nuclear explosion in Times Square

56 minutes ago // Los Angeles Times

world Nader assails Brown for not backing Prop. 46 to raise lawsuit caps

Consumer advocate Ralph Nader blasted his onetime ally California Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday for failing to back a November ballot proposition that would raise the cap on pain-and-suffering awards in medical malpractice suits.

58 minutes ago // Al Jazeera

world Ebola death toll rises to almost 4,900

Red Cross says epidemic can be contained in West Africa within four months if all necessary steps are taken.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Concussions turn 15-year-old football player's dreams into 'nightmare'

For one Southern California mother, the thrill of victory has been lost to the agony of concussion.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world John-Roger dies at 80; founder of controversial new-age church

John-Roger, a coal miner's son who founded the controversial new-age Movement of Spiritual Inner Awareness church in the 1970s that had thousands of followers, multimillion-dollar enterprises and celebrity endorsements, died Wednesday at St. John's Health Center in Santa Monica. He was 80.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world U.K. Seeks Tech Firms' Help Against Extremism

The U.K. government is intensifying efforts to enlist the help of large technology companies such as Twitter and Facebook in combating extremist content online amid growing concerns about terrorist threats.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world California Middle Class Scholarship grants are still available

In a surprising and somewhat embarrassing situation, administrators of California's new Middle Class Scholarship program last month awarded only about half the $107 million available. But on Wednesday, officials announced that they were extending application deadlines so more eligible...

1 hour ago // Reuters

world Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68

SAN JOSE Costa Rica Reuters - Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyze shipping.

1 hour ago // New York Times

world Gough Whitlam, Leader of Australia Who Built Ties to China, Dies at 98

Mr. Whitlam, who introduced free university education and national health care as prime minister in the 1970s, was noted for his early recognition of Chinas government.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Ni Hao, Pard! Cowboys Come to China

China doesnt have a cowboy culture or rodeos, but cowboy devoteesled by a wealthy Chinese former ostrich importerwant to change that.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world Asbestos tests clear other schools in Ocean View district

Asbestos testing has revealed that most of the campuses in a beleaguered Orange County school district pose no threat to students and will remain open.

1 hour ago // Wall Street Journal

world Judges Question Use of Conspiracy Charges for Terror Suspects

A federal appeals court Wednesday cast doubt on the governments post-Sept. 11 effort to prosecute foreign terrorism suspects by military commissions for offenses that arent conventional war crimes.

1 hour ago // Los Angeles Times

world MLB will try to implement a policy on domestic violence

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- On the day after the NHL suspended Kings defenseman Slaya Voynov after his arrest for alleged domestic violence, the incoming commissioner of Major League Baseball said his league hopes to have a policy in place to cover such incidents next year.

1 hour ago // The Washington Post

world Parliament shooting shocks Canada

OTTAWA A sudden spasm of violence jolted the government center of Canadas capital on Wednesday morning, as a gunman killed an honor guard soldier at a war memorial and then opened fire inside the nearby Parliament building, triggering a lockdown and hours of confusion in Ottawa.