Oscar Pistorius sentenced to 5 years in prison
PRETORIA, South Africa (AP) — Oscar Pistorius was taken away in a police van with barred windows Tuesday to start serving a five-year prison sentence for killing girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp.
WHO: Ebola vaccine trials in W. Africa in January
GENEVA (AP) — Tens of thousands of doses of experimental Ebola vaccines could be available for "real-world" testing in West Africa as soon as January as long as they are deemed safe, a top World Health Organization official said Tuesday.
Terrorist ideology blamed in Canada car attack
SAINT-JEAN-SUR-RICHELIEU, Quebec (AP) — A man who was shot and killed by police after he struck two members of the Canadian military with his car was "clearly linked to terrorist ideology," officials said Tuesday.
Hong Kong students, officials talk but don't agree
HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong student leaders and government officials talked but agreed on little Tuesday as the city's Beijing-backed leader reaffirmed his unwillingness to compromise on the key demand of activists camped in the streets now for a fourth week.
Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82
NEW YORK (AP) — At his Fashion Week runway show in September, Oscar de la Renta sat in his usual spot: in a chair right inside the wings, where he could carefully inspect each model just as she was about to emerge in one of his sumptuous, impeccably constructed designs.
In Louisiana, both sides claim defense of Medicare
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — An old political standby — the future of Medicare — is emerging as the go-to issue in Louisiana's bitter Senate race as the candidates woo seniors who typically wield strong influence in midterm elections.
Reports: Televangelist urged vasectomies, abortion
AKRON, Ohio (AP) — Televangelist Ernest Angley has long controlled members of his Akron-area congregation by advising them not to have children, shunning those who leave the church and using free labor at his for-profit buffet restaurant and television station, according to a two-month newspaper inestigation.
'Cadaver dog' work more accepted by cops, courts
BENTON, Calif. (AP) — Increasingly, police investigators and courts are putting their faith in four-legged tools — canines that can detect even small particles of human remains.
Total CEO killed in Moscow runway crash
MOSCOW (AP) — Christophe de Margerie, the charismatic CEO of Total SA who dedicated his career to the multinational oil company, was killed at a Moscow airport when his private jet collided with a snowplow whose driver was drunk, Russian investigators said Tuesday.
America says no to cappuccino potato chips
NEW YORK (AP) — America has rejected the idea of cappuccino-flavored Lay's potato chips.
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