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FILE - In this Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014 photo, Kim Un Chol, a spokesman for North Korea, attends a panel discussion at United Nations headquarters. On Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea said it has invited the European Union’s top human rights official to visit, but it threatened to drop its offers of visits by United Nations rights officials if a U.N. resolution on the country doesn’t remove a reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday. Kim said the visit by the EU official, Stavros Lambrinidis, is expected in March 2015. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

N. Korea says it has invited EU rights official

North Korea on Thursday said it has invited European Union's top human rights official to visit the country, but it threatened to drop recent offers of visits by United Nations rights officials unless a U.N. resolution on the country removes any reference to the International Criminal Court before Saturday. North ...

FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2014 file photo, people cross a street in Tokyo. Japan’s economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday, Oct. 31, 2014 as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. The central bank faces pressure to increase stimulus to support growth as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe weighs approval of a sales tax hike next year. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara, File)

Japan's inflation slips as jobless rate edges up

Japan's economic recovery remained in the doldrums in September, as household spending fell, inflation edged lower and unemployment ticked up. The data were released Friday as the Bank of Japan held a monetary policy meeting. As the U.S. winds down its own "quantitative easing," Japan's central bank faces pressure to ...

U.S. Marshals Service members aim their rifles toward the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Swiftwater, Pa., during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein.   (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

Man wanted in Pennsylvania trooper ambush captured

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals in an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents, authorities said. The apparently quiet takedown of Eric Frein ended weeks ...

Carolina Panthers' Dwan Edwards (92) returns an interception of a New Orleans Saints pass during the first half of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Saints take 14-0 lead on Panthers at halftime

Mark Ingram and Jimmy Graham each scored late in the second quarter to give the New Orleans Saints a 14-0 lead over the Carolina Panthers at halftime of Thursday night's game. Ingram's short run gave the Saints an immediate score after a fumble by Cam Newton deep in Carolina's end ...

AP source: Hardy's appeal trial postponed

Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy's domestic violence appeal trial set for Nov. 17 has been postponed until after the NFL season, a person familiar with the situation said Thursday night. The person said the new trial date has not been set. The person told The Associated Press on condition of ...

Tribal service held for Washington school shooter

Hundreds of people packed a recreation center on the Tulalip Indian reservation Thursday for a memorial service for the 15-year-old gunman in a deadly Washington state school shooting. Jaylen Fryberg was a homecoming prince from a prominent tribal family. Tribal police and others wore arm bands that read "In Loving ...

Nevada court says Strip club dancers are employees

In a legal decision with wide implications for strip clubs in Sin City, the Nevada Supreme Court ruled Thursday that dancers at one Las Vegas club are employees, not independent contractors, and are entitled to be paid minimum wage. The unanimous ruling Thursday in a 2009 class-action lawsuit filed on ...

Wolf-like animal seen roaming in northern Arizona

An animal resembling a gray wolf has been spotted roaming the far reaches of northern Arizona, officials said Thursday, and tests are planned to determine exactly what it is. The animal has been seen and photographed in Kaibab National Forest north of Grand Canyon National Park with a collar similar ...

This undated image provided by University of Texas at Arlington shows Kaci Hickox. In a Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 telephone interview with CNN, Hickox, the nurse quarantined at a New Jersey hospital because she had contact with Ebola patients in West Africa, said the process of keeping her isolated is "inhumane." (AP Photo/University of Texas at Arlington)

Efforts to compromise with Maine nurse stall

Insisting she is perfectly healthy, nurse Kaci Hickox again defied the state's Ebola quarantine Thursday by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend, and Maine health authorities struggled to reach a compromise that would limit her contact with others. Hickox, 33, stepped out of her home on the remote northern ...

U.S. Marshals Service members aim their rifles toward the woods on Lower Swiftwater Road on Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014, in Swiftwater, Pa., during a massive manhunt for killer Eric Frein.   (AP Photo / The Scranton Times-Tribune, Butch Comegys)

Town official: Halloween back on as manhunt ends

The successful end to a seven-week manhunt for a suspected police killer means some northeast Pennsylvania children will get to celebrate Halloween in the traditional fashion after all. Barrett Township supervisors immediately started getting the word out that the hundreds of children in town can go trick-or-treating Friday since fugitive ...

This Oct. 22, 2014, photo provided via Twitter by the City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services shows Bentley, the King Charles Spaniel who was quarantined after his owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola, in Dallas. The first Ebola test for Bentley has come back negative. The city of Dallas said that the one-year-old will be tested again before his 21-day quarantine period ends Nov. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/City of Dallas and Dallas Animal Services)

Dallas nurse who survived Ebola to get dog back

A Dallas nurse who recovered from Ebola will soon be reunited with her dog, which has been sequestered since his owner became ill. The King Charles Cavalier spaniel named Bentley is in quarantine at an abandoned Navy base in Dallas. His owner, Nina Pham, was diagnosed with Ebola earlier this ...

Bail reduced for soldier accused of killing wife

Bail for a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier charged with killing his wife has been reduced from $1 million to $350,000. The News Tribune reports (http://is.gd/9sSYUj ) that Pierce County Court Commissioner Meagan Foley took that action Thursday, also ordering that Skylar Nemetz be confined to base should he post bail, ...

This Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey shows an aerial view of the lava flow over Cemetery Road and Apa?a Street near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Rain fell Wednesday on a red-hot river of lava as it threatened to consume its first home on its slow advance into a rural Hawaii town. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

Guard troops sent to site of Hawaii lava flow

The Hawaii National Guard is deploying troops to a rural Hawaii town as lava makes a slow crawl toward a major road and threatens to further isolate the community that got its start during the lumber and sugar-plantation heyday. Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said the National Guard ...

520 tolls: Not so good to go

The state has been tolling 520 for nearly three years. The money raised will go toward the new bridge, which is supposed to make drivers’ commutes easier.  But with all the headaches surrounding the Good to Go toll system, some are wondering if it’s worth it.   Dave Jungck is ...

This screen grab photo provided by CBS shows Jorge Garcia as Jerry Ortega in a scene from season 5 of the television series, "Hawaii Five O," Friday, Oct. 10, 2014, (9:00-10:00, ET/PT), on the CBS Television Network. Garcia is back in Hawaii and liking it with his increased role on "Hawaii Five-O." (AP Photo/CBS)

Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-0'

Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-0" and upcoming big-screen movies. It's logical that he might indulge himself in, say, a fast car or pricey wristwatch. But to think that is to badly misjudge the man ...

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2012 file photo, then-Congressional District 1 candidate Ann Kirkpatrick, D-Arizona, greets campaign supporter Tom Morello during an election night party in Flagstaff, Ariz. The Democratic party is trying hard to hang on to the seat held by Kirkpatrick and needs Navajo voters who lean Democrat to turn out in droves in what is one of the hardest-fought congressional races in the country. Kirkpatrick has learned to speak the Navajo language, regularly appears at the tribe's legislative sessions and has sponsored fairs and rodeos. Her Republican opponent, Arizona House Speaker Andy Tobin, has been to the Navajo Nation several times, including speaking at a Navajo Code Talkers event at the tribal capital. (AP Photo/Ralph Freso, File)

Navajo vote could factor into tight Arizona race

On the airwaves of a popular Navajo radio station, President Barack Obama uses the Navajo greeting "Ya'at'eeh" and implores tribal members to get out and vote for Democrats. The party is trying hard to hang on to the seat held by U.S. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick and needs Navajo voters who ...

Taylor Swift performs on ABC's "Good Morning America" in Times Square on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in New York. (Photo by Greg Allen/Invision/AP)

10 Things to Know for Friday

Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Friday: 1. NURSE CHALLENGES MAINE OVER EBOLA SAFEGUARDS Insisting she is perfectly healthy, Kaci Hickox again defies the state's quarantine by taking a bike ride with her boyfriend. 2. WHY IRAQ MILITANTS KILL EX-POLICE ...

Detectives target bicycle thieves connected to drug crimes

Detectives from Seattle, the University of Washington campus, Bellevue, and Olympia say bicycle thefts are on the rise.   They believe the thefts are connected to drug dealers and users.   "We suspect that a lot of money that is going towards these bikes is going towards buying drugs," said ...

Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James, right, shoots during practice as Kevin Love (0) and Dion Waiters watch Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in Cleveland. It will be a night unlike any in Cleveland sports history as LeBron James returns to play his first NBA regular-season game for the Cavaliers in four years. Any bitterness toward James has been replaced with forgiveness by a city thirsting for a championship. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan)

LeBron welcomed back on special night in Cleveland

Carried onto the floor by an emotional ovation building for years, LeBron James is back where he began. He's home. Introduced to a deafening roar from Cleveland fans, James was welcomed back Thursday night by a city desperate to end a championship drought that's about to turn 50 years old. ...

New York sued over so-called owed time in solitary

Inmates held in solitary confinement at Rikers Island as punishment for violations during previous stints in jail are suing to stop the practice, known as owed time. A class action lawsuit filed Thursday in Manhattan federal court says inmates are unduly placed in 23-hour confinement for breaking jailhouse rules in ...

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