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Apple Inc. Reveals Bigger-Screen iPhones Alongside Wearables

Apple Pay Starts Monday

Apple's new e-wallet feature launches on Monday, and here's why it might be the company's most challenging endeavor to date

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Manning Breaks NFL Record

Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning threw his 509th touchdown pass on Sunday night and broke the record set by Brett Favre


'External Forces' Aiding Protest, Says Hong Kong Chief

Hong Kong’s embattled leader Leung Chun-ying has accused the city’s pro-democracy Occupy Hong Kong movement of being aided by foreign elements, echoing the Chinese government’s attitude toward the demonstrations that are now entering their fourth week

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Rioting Keene State Students May Be Expelled

New Hampshire’s Keene State College will take serious action against students who participated in recent riots. College authorities were “actively working to identify the individuals who participated in unlawful behavior,” says college president Anne Huot

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Possible Break in University of Virginia Case

Police may have found the body of Hannah Graham, the University of Virginia student who has been missing for several weeks. Charlottesville police announced on Saturday that a body had been discovered at an abandoned property, but an official identification is pending

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Serena Williams Blasts Official's 'Sexist' Remarks

Tennis star Serena Williams commended on Sunday the Women's Tennis Association for disciplining the head of the Russian Tennis Federation, Shamil Tarpischev, for his "sexist as well as racist" remarks on a Russian television program

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Leo DiCaprio Teams With Netflix on New Documentary

The actor is teaming up with streaming giant Netflix to serve as executive producer of Virunga, a documentary directed by Orlando von Einsiedel that looks at gorilla preservation in the Democratic Republic of Congo's Virunga National Park

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Supreme Court Okays Texas Voter-ID Law

The Supreme Court decided on Saturday that Texas can enforce its controversial voter-identification law in November's midterm elections, despite recently blocking similar laws in other states. The law's supporters believe it will reduce voter fraud

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U.N. Says Iraq Has Executed 60 People This Year

Iraqi authorities have executed at least 60 people so far in 2014, a United Nations report said on Sunday, expressing concern that "irreversible miscarriages of justice" were taking place in some death-penalty cases

Pope Francis waves as he leaves after he celebrated the beatification ceremony of Pope Paul VI, and a mass for the closing of of a two-week synod on family issues, in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican on Oct. 19, 2014.

Pope Beatifies Paul VI at Remarkable Synod's End

Pope Francis on Sunday beatified Pope Paul VI, concluding the remarkable meeting of bishops, known as synod, to debate family issues. The Vatican failed to reach a consensus on two divisive issues: welcoming gays and divorced and civilly remarried couples