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The Galveston County Daily News : AP

October 24, 2014

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Chiquita holders reject plans to merge with Fyffes

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Chiquita shareholders have rejected plans to merge with Irish fruit importer Fyffes that would have made the world's largest banana supplier.

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Report: Texas caseworkers didn't follow protocols
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:01 am

SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The Texas inspector general has found that four Child Protective Services workers failed to follow protocols in the case of an 8-year-old girl who died under their watch.

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More earnings gains send US stocks higher
Posted: October 24, 2014

NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are opening slightly higher as U.S. companies report more earnings gains.

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Washington city takes stock of tornado damage
Posted: October 24, 2014

LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — The southwest Washington city of Longview tallied the damage Friday from a rare tornado that tore off roofs, broke windows and uprooted trees, leaving residents and officials in disbelief.

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Momentum builds in Rwanda to ban BBC
Posted: October 24, 2014

KIGALI, Rwanda (AP) — The Rwandan government has expressed its anger over a BBC documentary on the country's 1994 genocide and there have been calls in parliament and by genocide survivors to suspend the global media outlet from Rwanda.

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WTA semis: Williams-Wozniacki, Halep-Radwanska
Posted: October 24, 2014

SINGAPORE (AP) — Serena Williams will meet Caroline Wozniacki in the semifinals of the WTA Finals while Simona Halep will take on Agnieszka Radwanska.

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Britney Spears to get Vegas key, 'Britney Day'
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:00 am

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Caesars Entertainment says pop star Britney Spears will get a key to the Las Vegas Strip and celebrate with her own dedicated day.

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Pakistan detects more polio cases on awareness day
Updated: October 24, 2014 - 9:00 am

ISLAMABAD (AP) — The World Health Organization said Friday that three more polio cases have surfaced in Pakistan, bringing the number of new cases to 220, a record figure that authorities blame on attacks by insurgents targeting vaccination teams.

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Suicide bomber targets Egyptian army post, kills 5
Posted: October 24, 2014

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — Egyptian security officials say a suicide bomber rammed his vehicle into an army checkpoint in restive Sinai, close to the borders with the Gaza Strip and Israel, killing five soldiers and wounding 16.

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