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Politicians join protest outside Met over opera

Monday, 9:46 PM

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2014, file photo, protestors attend the arrivals at the Metropolitan Opera 2014-15 Season Opening in New York to register their disapproval of the Met's decision to premiere the controversial opera "The Death of Klinghoffer," later in the season. The opera, about the hijacking of the Italian cruise ship Achille Lauro and the murder of Jewish passenger Leon Klinghoffer, is expected to attract more protesters when it opens Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Politicians including former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani joined a crowd of demonstrators outside the Metropolitan Opera on Monday as part of an ongoing protest over an opera focused on the death of a Jewish man that critics say glorifies his Palestinian killers.


Nugent-Hopkins' goal gives Oilers 1st win

Monday, 9:40 PM

Edmonton Oilers forward Taylor Hall (4) celebrates his penalty shot goal against the Tampa Bay Lightning during second period NHL hockey action in Edmonton, Alberta, on Monday Oct. 20, 2014.(AP Photo/The Canadian Press,Amber Bracken)EDMONTON, Alberta (AP) — Taylor Hall scored on a penalty shot and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored the winner in the final minutes to lift Edmonton to a 3-2 victory over the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday, giving the Oilers their first win of the season.


Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

Monday, 9:37 PM

(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ...

Tunisia vote offers post-Arab Spring hope

Monday, 9:12 PM

People wave Tunisian and "Nidaa Tounes" (Call for Tunisia) party flags at an election campaign meeting ahead of the parliamentary vote on October 9, 2014 in the Mellassine district, a suburb of TunisTunis (AFP) - Tunisians vote Sunday to elect their first parliament since the country's 2011 revolution, in a rare glimmer of hope for a region torn apart by post-Arab Spring violence and repression.


Steelers' quick points silence fans, help them beat Texans

Monday, 9:31 PM

NFL: Houston Texans at Pittsburgh Steelers(Reuters) - The Pittsburgh Steelers needed less than three minutes to score 24 unanswered points in the second-quarter to help them beat the Houston Texans 30-23 on Monday. A mixture of trick plays and improbable bounces jolted Pittsburgh from a 13-0 deficit to a 24-13 lead in a span of 2:54, which erased an ugly start for the home side, who had been initially booed by their own fans. Ben Roethlisberger threw for 265 yards and two touchdowns, wide receiver Antonio Brown also threw for a surprise touchdown while Le'Veon Bell added 145 total yards and a receiving score. ...


Steelers rally for win over Texans

Monday, 9:31 PM

Lance Moore of the Pittsburgh Steelers runs the ball in a game against the Houston Texans during their game in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, on October 20, 2014Pittsburgh (AFP) - The Pittsburgh Steelers rallied in quick-fire fashion on Monday, scoring 24 points in less than three minutes en route to a 30-23 NFL victory over Houston.


Missouri State Senator arrested by Ferguson police

Monday, 9:37 PM

(Reuters) - A Missouri state senator was arrested on Monday night outside the police department of the embroiled city of Ferguson, authorities said, in another night of protests following the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in August. State Senator Jamilah Nasheed was taken into custody by Ferguson police officers, said St. Louis County Police spokesman Brian Schellman. Further details were not immediately available. ...

AP PHOTOS: De la Renta's creations over the years

Monday, 9:33 PM

FILE - In this Sept. 16, 2010, file photo, the finale of the Oscar de la Renta spring 2011 collection is modeled during Fashion Week in New York. The designer, who died Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano, File)NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who died Monday at 82, shaped American couture half a century ago when it emerged as a serious rival to European fashion designers.


China must accelerate reforms, not rely on fiscal and monetary policy to drive growth: World Bank chief

Monday, 9:54 PM

World Bank's Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer Sri Mulyani Indrawati listens to a question from a journalist during a news conference in ManaguaBEIJING (Reuters) - China needs to accelerate reforms and not rely solely on monetary and fiscal policy to drive growth, the head of the World Bank said on Tuesday. "I would recommend not really relying more on their macro policy, specifically on the monetary and fiscal side, because it's been done before, especially post the global financial crisis," Managing Director Sri Mulyani Indrawati told Reuters in an interview in Beijing. "It is now time for really deepening and doing the reforms in a much faster way. ...


Staples says investigating possible payment card data breach

Monday, 9:49 PM

A family leaves the Staples store in Broomfield(Reuters) - Staples Inc said late Monday evening it is investigating a possible breach of payment card data and has contacted law enforcement about the matter, making it the latest U.S. retailer to become a possible victim of a cyberattack. "Staples is in the process of investigating a potential issue involving credit card data and has contacted law enforcement," company spokesman Mark Cautela said in a statement.  "We take the protection of customer information very seriously, and are working to resolve the situation," he said. ...


Antibiotics may help animals spread salmonella

Monday, 9:17 PM

Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice saidWashington (AFP) - Giving animals antibiotics may make them sicker and could lead some to spread even more salmonella than they would have otherwise, US researchers experimenting on mice said.


CDC releases revised Ebola gear guidelines

Monday, 7:55 PM

ATLANTA (AP) — Federal health officials on Monday issued new guidelines to promote head-to-toe protection for health workers treating Ebola patients.