• Engineered blood vessels grow in lambs

    In a hopeful development for children born with congenital heart defects, scientists said Tuesday they had built artificial blood vessels which grew unaided when implanted into lambs, right into adulthood. If repeated in humans, such grafts would spare afflicted children the need for repeated surgeries

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  • Gaza fishermen feel caught by Israel's tight security net

    By Nidal al-Mughrabi GAZA (Reuters) - When Palestinian fisherman Abu Mohammed came under pressure to become an informer for Israeli intelligence, the 45-year-old father of five took a radical decision - he quit fishing and became a builder. Working off the coast of Gaza, where Israel imposes restrictions

  • Consumer companies lead indexes higher; energy drops

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are higher Tuesday as solid quarterly results from cruise line operator Carnival give travel-related companies a boost. Technology companies are also gaining. Energy companies are falling as the price of oil returns Monday's gains. A survey showed consumer confidence is

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  • Michigan inmates get job training in 'vocational village'

    IONIA, Mich. (AP) — Few states have been more aggressive in releasing inmates and diverting offenders than Michigan, where a decade ago, 1 out of every 200 people was in prison, and penal costs were beginning to crowd out basic government services.

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  • Democrats poised to block stopgap funding bill over Flint

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats on Tuesday threatened to block must-do legislation to prevent the government from shutting down Friday at midnight, battle the Zika virus and help flood-ravaged Louisiana rebuild.

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  • The Latest: Christie again denies knowing of traffic plot

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Latest on the George Washington Bridge lane-closing trial (all times local):

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  • Danish court acquits four of aiding 2015 Copenhagen attacker

    A Danish court on Tuesday acquitted four Danes accused of aiding a Copenhagen gunman who killed a filmmaker and a Jewish security guard in twin attacks in February 2015. The four men, Bhostan Hossein, 26, Liban Elmi, 21, Ibrahim Abbas, 23, and Mahmoud Rabea, 32, smiled at each other and their lawyers

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  • Man plucked from life boat after week at sea reaches Boston

    BOSTON (AP) — A Vermont man who spent a week at sea in a life raft before being rescued by a passing freighter arrived in Boston on Tuesday and was being questioned by Coast Guard officials.

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  • The Latest: FBI will look for past mistakes in terror probes

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on senior U.S. officials' testimony to Congress on terror threats (all times local):

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  • Malian jihadist jailed for Timbuktu attacks

    War crimes judges jailed a Malian jihadist Tuesday for nine years for demolishing Timbuktu's fabled shrines, a landmark ruling seen as a warning that destroying mankind's heritage will not go unpunished. In the first such case to focus on cultural destruction as a war crime, the International

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  • Americas region is world's first to be free of measles

    Measles has been eradicated from the Americas due to decades of vaccination efforts, making it the first region of the world to rid itself of the disease, global health authorities said Tuesday. "Endemic transmission of measles has been eliminated from the region," said World Health Organization

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  • RIGHT AT HOME: Menswear motifs give decor a dash of debonair

    Many of this fall's home decor collections are sporting a rather debonair look.

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  • Luscious fruits come from timely harvest, good storage

    "Ripe" is a term that's used much too freely when it comes to fruits.

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  • CORRECTED: Islamist rebel gets 9 years imprisonment for Timbuktu destruction

    (Removes incorrect reference to Afghanistan as not being a member of the court from paragraph eight) By Stephanie van den Berg THE HAGUE (Reuters) - War crimes judges on Tuesday sentenced a former Islamist rebel who admitted wrecking holy shrines during Mali's 2012 conflict to nine years in prison

  • Senators press FBI director on response to terrorism threat

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican senators pressed FBI Director James Comey on Tuesday about whether anything more could have been done to prevent recent acts of extremist violence, including the Orlando nightclub massacre and the Manhattan bombing this month.

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  • 3 bears revisited: they've got a new home in Kosovo

    TIRANA, Albania (AP) — Three bears rescued from neglect in Albania have gone to a better place — Kosovo.

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  • Families in Columbus police shootings seek outside review

    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Two families whose relatives were fatally shot by Columbus police are renewing their requests for independent investigations.

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  • Trump blames others after combative debate with Clinton

    Donald Trump blamed the moderator, a bad microphone and anyone but himself Tuesday after he was forced onto defense by Hillary Clinton's cascade of critiques about his taxes, honesty and character in the ...

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  • US consumer confidence jumps in September

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. consumer confidence in September rose to the highest level in nine years, a hopeful sign that economic growth will accelerate in coming months.

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  • Syria army retakes Aleppo district as bombs rain down

    Syria's army took control of a rebel-held district in central Aleppo on Tuesday, after days of heavy air strikes that have killed dozens and sparked allegations of war crimes. In the first advance since announcing plans last week to retake all of the divided city, pro-government troops seized the

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  • Unhappy Target customers send strong message on pill bottles

    Longtime customers of Target's pharmacies are finding a change in pill bottle design hard to swallow. After CVS began operating Target's drugstores earlier this year, distraught customers have been asking ...

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  • Password breach could have ripple effects well beyond Yahoo

    LONDON (AP) — As investors and investigators weigh the damage of Yahoo's massive breach to the internet icon, information security experts worry that the record-breaking haul of password data could be used to open locks up and down the web.

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  • WTO drastically cuts global trade forecast

    The World Trade Organization Tuesday lowered its global trade forecast, warning that anti-globalisation rhetoric and Brexit were pushing trade growth to its slowest pace since the financial crisis. The warning comes as talks on a landmark free trade deal between the European Union and the United States

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  • Suspects, victims in California killings were 'furries'

    FULLERTON, Calif. (AP) — Two men arrested in the killings of a California couple were friends with the victims' teenage daughter and attended "furry" events where some participants dress up in colorful animal costumes, according to friends and their social media pages.

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  • WHO, Red Cross say urgent to evacuate wounded from east Aleppo

    By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) and Red Cross called on Tuesday for dozens of sick and wounded people in the embattled eastern part of the Syrian city of Aleppo to be evacuated through safe corridors for treatment. The Syrian military, helped by Iranian-backed



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