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Germany's BASF warns on profits and shares dropGerman chemical, oil company BASF cuts 2015 outlook as global economic growth stutters
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Aaron Yah, center, makes comments to reporters as he stands with Saymandy Lloyd, left, and Youngor Jallah during a protest outside of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas, Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, in Dallas. Jallah, daughter of Louise Troh who was Thomas Eric Duncan's fiance listens as Yah comments on the care Duncan received from the hospital before passing away from complications of the Ebola virus. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
Official cites 'epidemic of fear' in USGovernment health official: Likelihood of significant Ebola outbreak in US is remote
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Farmers spray fertilizer on cabbage crops which will be harvested early next month and used mainly to make Kimchi at the Chilgol vegetable farm on the outskirts of Pyongyang, North Korea, Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. It looks like the residents of Pyongyang won’t be lacking for cabbage and vegetables come next month, when the crops will be harvested. Providing enough food to feed the nation is always a struggle for North Korea, which suffered a near cataclysmic famine in the 1990s but has since managed to increase its agricultural production to what international organizations believe is closer to the self-sufficiency level than the country has seen in years. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)
Despite dry spell, N. Korea farms see good harvestDespite dry spell, North Korean farmers expect good vegetable harvest next month
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Chinese Finance Minister Lou Jiwei gives a speech during the signing ceremony of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. China and 21 other Asian nations have signed on to the new international bank opposed by Washington as an unnecessary rival to established institutions such as the World Bank.(AP Photo/Takaki Yajima, Pool)
China, 20 other countries initiate new Asian bank21 countries initiate new China-backed Asian bank opposed by US as rival to existing lenders
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This undated photo taken from an Instagram posting shows an overlook of Crater Lake in Oregon with a rock painting. The National Park Service is investigating paintings and drawings of eerie faces found on rocks across the West in some of the country’s most recognizable wilderness areas, including Crater Lake. (AP Photo/Instagram)
Paintings in national parks spark probe, furorPaintings, drawings of faces found on rocks in national parks across West; probe underway
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Riot police watch protesters placing a mock coffin during a rally outside the U.S. Embassy in Manila, Philippines Friday, Oct. 24, 2014. The rally was held to coincide with the funeral of Filipino transgender Jeffrey "Jennifer" Laude in Olongapo city in northwest Philippines. U.S. marine PFC Joseph Scott Pemberton is being tagged as a suspect and is now detained in a US facility inside the sprawling general headquarters of the Philippine armed forces. The coffin reads: "Down with U.S. Imperialism." (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)
Marine murder case reveals US-Philippine sore spot2 rings of security _ 1 US, 1 Filipino _ around arrested Marine reflect sore spot in relations
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FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2014, file photo, Navajo presidential candidate Chris Deschene speaks to supporters in Window Rock, Ariz. Deschene has lost another round in a language fluency dispute, all but ending his bid for office. The tribe's high court on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014, upheld a ruling from a lower court that said Deschene is not qualified to seek the top elected post because he doesn't speak fluent Navajo. (AP Photo/Felicia Fonseca, File)
Navajo high court orders election postponedNavajo high court orders officials to postpone tribe's presidential election, reprint ballots
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Anndee Hochman, left, and her wife Elissa Goldberg pose for a photograph Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at their home in Philadelphia. When gay marriage became legal in Pennsylvania earlier this year, Elissa Goldberg was ready to say "I do." Her longtime partner's reaction, however, was "I'm not so sure." They were wed in September by a rabbi in a small ceremony in front of their parents. It came 24 years and two days after they had told each other they were in this for the long haul. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
With gay marriage comes question: I do or I don'tSpread of same-sex marriage putting some gay people on the spot: Do you say 'I do or I don't'?
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FILE - PGA of America President Ted Bishop speaks next to the Presidents Cup trophy at a news conference at City Hall in San Francisco, in this July 2, 2014 file photo. The PGA of America president referred to Ian Poulter as a little girl on two social media accounts Thursday evening Oct. 23, 2014 for his comments on Nick Faldo and Tom Watson as Ryder Cup captains.(AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File)
PGA president refers to Poulter as 'lil girl'PGA president calls Ian Poulter 'lil girl' for criticism of Ryder Cup captains
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  • Montgomery County Fire Dept. holds annual blood drive in father, son's honor

    Next Sunday, Nov. 2, the department is holding the 10th annual blood drive in honor of a father and son who passed away too soon. Carlos Alfaro and Carlos Alfaro Jr. worked at Fire Station 16 in Silver Spring for decades. WJLA-TV Arlington, Fri, Oct 24 2014 @ 12:23 AM
  • County Residents Can Boost Visibility for Halloween

    Montgomery County residents who plan on trick-or-treating on Halloween can borrow a reflective vest from the Maryland State Highway Administration as part of the "Vests for Visibility" program. The vests are designed to be worn over clothing and help drivers see pedestrians who will be out and about on Halloween. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 06:17 PM
  • Woman convicted of killing man 'let jealousy take control'

    Wednesday, a woman from Mississippi was convicted of killing a Maryland man who she was in a romantic relationship with Attorney: Woman convicted of killing man 'let jealousy take control' SILVER SPRING, Md. -- Wednesday, a woman from Mississippi was convicted of killing a Maryland man who she was in a romantic relationship with Check out this story on WUSA9.com: http://on.wusa9.com/1tLvBqO SILVER SPRING, Md. WUSA-TV Washington, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:38 PM
  • Police Ask for Help Finding Missing Bethesda Woman

    Detectives from the Montgomery County Police Department are asking for the public's help in locating a missing Bethesda woman. Police are concerned for the emotional and physical welfare of Kathleen Harrington, 56, who was last seen in Rockville on Oct. 8. Kathleen is described as a white woman, 5' 7" tall, and weighs about 190 pounds. Patch.com, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 04:17 PM
  • County officials blast Republican candidate for Purple Line opposition

    Montgomery and Prince George's County officials on Thursday blasted Maryland Republican gubernatorial candidate Larry Hogan for opposing the $2.4 billion Purple Line, which Hogan said the state cannot afford #x201c;right now.#x201d; Montgomery County Executive Isiah Leggett , Montgomery County Council President Craig L. Rice of Germantown and other Democratic officials said the light-rail project would help relieve traffic congestion and spur economic development along stations in areas that need a boost. They hope construction of the 16-mile line, proposed to have 21 stations between Bethesda and New Carrollton in Prince George's County, will start next year. Gazette.net, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 03:40 PM
  • Woman convicted of boyfriend's 2012 murder in Silver Spring apartment

    In a statement about the case, the state's attorney's office for Montgomery County said that Somuah was found in his bed, dead of a gunshot wound to the head, after he did not show up to work on June 6, 2012. There were no signs of forced entry into his apartment, which was locked. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 05:01 PM
  • Obama Administration Looks To Community-Led Program To Stop Homegrown Radicals

    CBS News reported that the program is being modeled after the International Cultural Center, a community-led program in Maryland that fights violent extremism. "It's a lot harder today to identify folks who are being radicalized because you can do it in the privacy of your own home right in your room and nobody's around," Montgomery County, Maryland, police chief Tom Manger told CBS News. CBS Local, Thu, Oct 23 2014 @ 01:47 PM
  • Republican governors group planning to air TV ads in final stretch of Maryland's race

    The Republican Governors Association is planning to purchase television ads in the final stretch of the governor's race in heavily Democratic Maryland, according to a GOP source familiar with the group's strategy. Word of the RGA's plans comes on the heels of a visit to Montgomery County on Tuesday by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie , the organization's chairman, on behalf of Maryland Republican gubernatorial nominee Larry Hogan. The Washington Post, Wed, Oct 22 2014 @ 09:55 PM
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