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In this photo taken Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, North Korea’s ceremonial leader  Kim Yong Nam, center-right, the head of North Korea’s parliament, arrives for a visit to Uganda's parliament in Kampala, Uganda. Kim Yong Nam is visiting Uganda as part of a rare tour of Africa, where North Korea has actively tried to find allies like the long-serving Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, who gave a state dinner late Thursday in honor of Kim Yong Nam and commended the Pyongyang government as a symbol of the fight against what he called Western Imperialism. (AP Photo)
Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubtsUganda's president praises North Korea for opposing imperialism amid doubts on democracy
The Associated Press15 minutes ago
Trader Kevin Lodewick works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. U.S. stocks are opening higher following big gains in Asia after Japan made moves to rev up its economy. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)
US, global stocks get big boost from Bank of JapanJapan's new stimulus plan sends global stock markets higher; US indexes near record highs
The Associated Press17 minutes ago
President Barack Obama speaks about the economy, Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, at Rhode Island College in Providence, R.I. President Barack Obama wants women to know what his administration is doing to help them succeed. Four days before midterm elections in which Obama's fellow Democrats need a big turnout from female voters, Obama spoke in Rhode Island on growth in the U.S. economy and administration policies directed at women.  (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Obama plugs policies for women before midtermsObama promotes polices for women as Democrats need them to turn out big in Tuesday's elections
The Associated Press18 minutes ago
In this Oct. 28, 2014 photo, a woman shops the shoe department at the new Century 21 department store in Philadelphia. The University of Michigan issues its monthly index of consumer sentiment for October on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
US consumer sentiment index reaches 7-year highGreater optimism about economic growth, incomes spurs consumer confidence to 7-year high
The Associated Press19 minutes ago
In this photo taken Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, a medical car that will be used for the fight against the Ebola virus is unloaded upon arrival by air from the United States at an airport in Conakry, Guinea. The head of Africa’s continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week - months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. (AP Photo/Youssouf Bah)
Africans worst responders in Ebola crisisAfricans shun the E-word, worst responders as Ebola poses biggest continental threat in years
The Associated Press21 minutes ago

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Robert Downey Jr. accepts the Stanley Kubrick award for excellence in film at the BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Beverly Hills, Calif. Looking on from left are presenters Jon Favreau and Jamie Foxx. (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP)
Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British AcademyRobert Downey Jr., Emma Watson, Dame Judi Dench among British Academy honorees
The Associated Press4 hours ago
FILE - This is a Monday, Jan. 27, 2014   file photo of British actress Kristin Scott Thomas as she arrives on the red carpet for the British Premiere of "The Invisible Woman" at a cinema in west London. Producers announced Friday Oct. 31, 2014 that Scott Thomas will star as Queen Elizabeth II in a new West End production of “The Audience.” (AP Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision, File)
Kristin Scott Thomas to play UK queen onstageMove over, Mirren: Kristin Scott Thomas to play Queen Elizabeth II in 'The Audience'
The Associated Press5 hours ago
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 27, 2012 file photo, British author J.K. Rowling poses for photographers at the Southbank Centre in London. J.K. Rowling the creator of boy wizard Harry Potter published a 1,700 word essay Friday revealing the real-life inspiration behind one of her most memorable villains, the supernatural bureaucrat and Hogwarts teacher Dolores Umbridge. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis, File)
Rowling reveals new tidbits on Pottermore siteJK Rowling reveals new details about villainous character on Pottermore website
The Associated Press5 hours ago
In this Oct. 23, 2014, photo, people react as they walk through The Asylum haunted house in Las Vegas. Actors at the The Asylum are volunteers who work just for the enjoyment of scaring patrons. "When you can make a grown man cry and curl up in a little ball it's the best feeling ever," says Bri Setzer. (AP Photo/John Locher)
AP PHOTOS: Haunted houses horrify on HalloweenAP PHOTOS: Enter if you dare: Haunted houses up the ante to horrify Halloween visitors
The Associated Press8 hours ago
Fans take pictures of Hello Kitty and Bad Badtz-Maru at the Hello Kitty Con, the first-ever Hello Kitty fan convention, held at the Geffen Contemporary at MOCA Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014, in Los Angeles. The convention was held to honor the character's 40th birthday. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty ConCrowds, costumes, cuteness welcome thousands of fans at first ever Hello Kitty Con
The Associated Press9 hours ago

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