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  1. Nearly three dozen Cubans rescued off Florida coast



    Nearly three dozen Cubans rescued off Florida coast

    Destruction along Gaza border With dynamite and bulldozers, Egypt’s army demolished dozens of homes along its border with the Gaza Strip on Wednesday, after the military ordered residents out to make way for a planned buffer zone meant to stop militants and smugglers. The plan to clear 10,000 residents from some 800 houses over just several days has angered the area’s already disgruntled population, which has long held grievances with Cairo.
  2. Records: Deputy told officers, 'I shot the guy'


    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — A New Mexico sheriff's deputy was talking to his girlfriend on the phone when the woman heard someone's pleas and then gunfire ring out. Soon after, Tai Chan, who's accused of killing a fellow deputy, told officers, "I shot the guy."

  3. Execution put on hold in Missouri


    Execution put on hold in Missouri

    The execution of a Missouri man who killed a woman and her two children is on hold indefinitely as the U.S. Supreme Court decides whether to review the case. Mark Christeson still could be executed if the justices decide not to hear his appeal, which cited concerns that his …

    Washington, D.C. Bidding farewell to a legend Quinn Bradlee puts his head on the casket of his father, former Washington Post executive editor Ben Bradlee, at the Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Bradlee died at his home in Georgetown on Oct. 21 at 93. Bradlee was at the helm of the newspaper from 1968 to 1991, during which time it published the Pentagon Papers and stories documenting the Watergate scandal, leading to the resignation of President Richard Nixon. Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein were among eight men who paid tribute to Bradlee.
  4. Ferguson police chief disputes CNN report on his resignation


    FERGUSON, Mo. — Ferguson police Chief Thomas Jackson said late Tuesday that he has no plans to resign, despite a CNN report to the contrary.

    Ferguson police Chief Thomas Jackson has been chief since 2010.
  5. Obama says U.S. can't seal itself off from world



    Obama says U.S. can't seal itself off from world

    President Barack Obama shakes hands with Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor, during an event with health care professionals at the White House on Wednesday in Washington.