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Updated at 10:56 AM

CAIRO (AP) " Egyptian authorities granted government workers a half-day off on Monday in an attempt to bolster low turnout in the country's election for the first legislature since a chamber dominated by Islamists was dissolved by a court ruling in 2012. There were no signs, however, of larger numbers at polling centers.

Updated at 10:45 AM

MADRID (AP) " U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Monday that a proposed international presence at the Jerusalem holy site at the center of escalating Israeli, Palestinian tension and violence is not needed.

Updated at 10:39 AM

Put down the witch hat.There has been no shortage of fresh inspiration (scary or otherwise) for Halloween this year.

Updated at 10:38 AM

NEW YORK (AP) " Oprah Winfrey is taking a 10 percent stake in Weight Watchers for about $43.2 million and is joining the weight management company's board.

Updated at 10:38 AM

VATICAN CITY (AP) " The Vatican is seeking to reinforce Pope Francis' environmental message by encouraging bishops from around the world to sign an appeal to world leaders meeting in Paris next month for crucial climate change talks.

Updated at 10:36 AM

WASHINGTON (AP) " The math is harsh: The federal penalty for having no health insurance is set to jump to $695, and the Obama administration is being urged to highlight that cold fact to help drive its new pitch for health law sign-ups.

Updated at 10:34 AM

BOSTON (AP) " The longtime girlfriend and fugitive companion of James "Whitey" Bulger is expected in federal court to face a contempt charge for refusing to tell whether other people helped the Boston mobster during his 16 years on the run.

Updated at 10:32 AM

Bill Hodgson’s recent vacancy as the St. Ann’s Catholic Church pastor left some big shoes to fill.

Updated at 10:30 AM

Anna Brightwell and Brandon Chapman of the Carthage FFA Chapter along with twenty-seven high school seniors from across Missouri attended the first Helping Youth Prepare for Excellence (HYPE) FFA Academy...

Updated at 10:30 AM

NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (AP) " Denny Colwell fires up a weed whacker and makes quick work of his prized American ginseng patch, a fall ritual that helps hide the slow-growing, long-lived perennials from poachers keen on digging them up.

Updated at 10:28 AM

Now that the webworm attack is over, we can rest easy, right? Maybe not.

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