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Facebook posts 3Q profit and lukewarm revenue Facebook didn’t hit it out of the ballpark with its latest quarterly report, but the bar isn’t so high these days for the image-battered social networking giant. The company reported a slight revenue miss but stronger than expected profit ...

Trump targets citizenship

WASHINGTON — Thousands of U.S. troops to stop an “invasion” of migrants. Tent cities for asylum seekers. An end for the Constitution’s guarantee of birthright citizenship. With his eyes squarely on next Tuesday’s elections, President Donald Trump is rushing out hardline immigration ...

Rejection of mail-in ballots raises alarm

ATLANTA — Drawing on her years of military experience, Maureen Heard was careful to follow all the rules when she filled out an absentee ballot in 2016. She read the instructions thoroughly, signed where she was supposed to, put the ballot in its envelope and dropped it off at her county ...

Gangster Bulger slain in prison

BOSTON — James “Whitey” Bulger, the murderous Boston gangster who benefited from a corrupt relationship with the FBI before spending 16 years as one of America’s most wanted men, was slain in federal prison. He was 89. Bulger was found unresponsive Tuesday morning at the U.S. ...

Midterm vote could affect US economy

WASHINGTON — Pres­ident Donald Trump has warned that if Democrats regain political power in the midterm elections, the U.S. economy would essentially implode. Democrats, he insists, would push tax hikes and environmental restrictions that stifle growth. Undoc­umented immigrants would ...

Steel joint venture deal investigated by watchdog

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s anti-trust watchdog is launching a probe into a planned joint venture by German steelmaker Thyssenkrupp and India’s Tata Steel, saying it might reduce competition. The two companies said in June that they had signed a deal to merge their European steel ...

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California Utility said its equipment sparked fire LOS ANGELES — Southern California Edison said its equipment likely sparked one of two ignition points for the massive wildfire that tore through California’s central coast last year. The utility said Tuesday witnesses reported flames ...

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United Nations Russia and West clash over elections UNITED NATIONS — Russia has clashed with European nations and the United States over the legality of Nov. 11 elections being held in two Moscow-backed separatist areas of eastern Ukraine. Russia has been feuding with Ukraine and the ...

Kepler space telescope silent

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. — NASA’s elite planet-hunting spacecraft has been declared dead, just a few months shy of its 10th anniversary. Officials announced the Kepler Space Telescope’s demise Tuesday. Already well past its expected lifetime, the 9¢-year-old Kepler had been running low ...

Thousands of stuck Syrians risk starvation

BEIRUT — Tens of thousands of Syrians stranded in a desert camp near the Jordanian border are at risk of starvation amid dwindling supplies and the approach of winter, while regional powers trade blame over who is responsible for this latest humanitarian catastrophe in Syria’s civil ...

Best-selling Chinese novelist Louis Cha

HONG KONG — Louis Cha, journalist and best-selling Chinese martial arts novelist, has died at age 94. The Hong Kong newspaper Ming Pao Daily News, which was founded by Cha, said he passed away Tuesday. Cha’s novels about ancient Chinese swordsmen have sold millions and are among the ...

Michael Trister, lawyer in civil rights struggle

JACKSON, Miss. — A civil rights lawyer forced from a teaching position at the University of Missi­ssippi in one of the last spasms of segregationist control there during the 1960s has died. Nancy Duff Campbell says her husband, 77-year-old Michael Trister, died Oct. 20 in Washington, ...

Hollidaysburg library sets November activities

HOLLIDAYSBURG — The Hollidaysburg Area Public Library has announced its November events. Library hours are 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday. The library will be closed Nov. 10, 11 and 12 in observance of Veterans ...

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Stocks tumble on report that US plans more tariffs Stocks closed sharply lower in another turbulent day of trading after a report that the U.S. is preparing to put tariffs on all remaining Chinese imports if talks between the countries don’t produce progress soon. Industrial and ...

IBM’s Red Hat deal is risky bid to boost cloud business

IBM’s plan to buy Red Hat is both the biggest acquisition in IBM’s century-long history and a risky effort to position itself as a major player in cloud computing. The $34 billion stock deal translates to $190 per Red Hat share — a 63 percent premium to the closing price Friday for the ...

Google to fund humane AI projects

SUNNYVALE, Calif. — Google will give away $25 million to projects that propose ways to use the artificial intelligence of computers to help create a more humane society. The grant program is part of a broader Google initiative called “AI for Social Good” that aims to ease concerns that ...

Widow of slain officer removed from hearing

PHILADELPHIA — The widow of a police officer slain almost four decades ago was removed from a courtroom after protesting a judge’s decision to extend the appeal hearing of former death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal. The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that Maureen Faulkner had flown in from ...

Anti-Semitic acts on rise before shooting

NEW YORK — Swastikas scrawled into Jewish students’ notebooks. Head­stones toppled and desecrated by vandals at Jewish cemeteries. Jews falsely blamed for challenges facing the nation. The shooting rampage that killed 11 people at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue on Saturday is ...

Trump escalates anti-media rhetoric

WASHINGTON — Grap­pling with a wave of election-season violence, President Donald Trump escalated his rhetoric against the news media on Monday even as he made plans for a somber visit to Pennsylvania to mourn a synagogue massacre that left 11 dead. Days after the shooting at a Pittsburgh ...

Pentagon sending troops to border

WASHINGTON — The Pen­tagon said Monday it is sending 5,200 troops to the Southwest border in an extraordinary military operation ordered up just a week before midterm elections in which President Donald Trump has put a sharp focus on Central American migrants moving north in slow-moving ...