'Halloween' scares up $77.5 million in ticket sales
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Forty years after he first appeared in theaters, Michael Myers is still drawing huge audiences for a good scare.
Cybersecurity 'Paul Revere' touts adversarial model
BURLINGTON, Mass. (AP) — Chris Wysopal and his Boston hacker collective pals from the L0pht sounded the alarm on the sad state of software vulnerability in a now-legendary 1998 appearance before Congress.
Cybersecurity pioneer Wysopal on startup lessons
Chris Wysopal was in his early 30s when he and his cohorts from the Boston hacker collective pals L0pht formed the early cybersecurity firm @stake.
Siemens, GE vie for Iraq electricity contracts
BAGHDAD (AP) — Multinational giants Siemens and General Electric say they have signed memorandums of understanding with Iraq to rebuild the country's electricity infrastructure.
Brexit minister urges UK Conservatives to unite behind May
LONDON (AP) — Britain's Brexit Secretary has urged rebellious Conservative lawmakers to stop attacking Prime Minister Theresa May and "play for the team."
Most UK firms to trigger Brexit safety plans 'by Christmas'
LONDON (AP) — The vast majority of British firms are poised to implement their Brexit contingency plans by Christmas if there isn't greater clarity over the country's exit from the European Union, a leading business group warned Sunday.
Nevada Republicans whip up fears of California's influence
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Republicans running in Nevada's hotly contested races for governor and U.S. Senate are taking aim at a common target as they try to maintain GOP control of the seats: California.
Amid housing crisis, Reno's motor lodges become last resort
RENO, Nev. (AP) — They were the toast of Reno in the 1950s, when the growing casino industry sparked a boom that for a time turned northern Nevada into the West's top gambling destination.
Marchers clog streets of London to demand new Brexit vote
LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of protesters opposed to Britain's impending exit from the European Union marched through central London on Saturday, demanding a new referendum and to have a say on the government's final Brexit deal with the EU.
Italy approves final budget draft yet vows dialogue with EU
ROME (AP) — Italy's government vowed Saturday to engage in constructive talks with the European Union as it still gave final approval to a rule-busting budget and brushed off a ratings downgrade triggered by its higher-than-expected deficit targets.
AP FACT CHECK: Trump inflates jobs impact of Saudi arms deal
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump inflated the projected benefits of an arms deal with the Saudis as he defended his wait-and-see attitude about Saudi complicity in the disappearance of a journalist whose apparent murder has sparked world outrage.
Chinese broadens its propaganda drive to heartland America
OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — China's propaganda machine has taken aim at American soybean farmers as part of its high-stakes trade war with the Trump administration.
Patagonia endorses Democrats Tester, Rosen in Senate races
WASHINGTON (AP) — Outdoor clothing giant Patagonia jumped into two competitive Senate races Friday, endorsing Democrats Jon Tester of Montana and Jacky Rosen of Nevada in what the company called its first foray into elective politics.
California hopefuls blame incumbents as farm towns struggle
HURON, Calif. (AP) — A rooster signals the start of the day as workers wearing sombreros and ball caps emerge from the shadows and shuffle past boarded-up businesses in this tiny farm town.
US stocks wobble at the end of another shaky week of trading
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks gave up an early rally Friday and struggled to another mixed finish as investors continued to sell former favorites like retailers.
CEO of mining company tears into analysts during rant
The CEO of a mining company exploded at short-sellers and Wall Street analysts on Friday, saying they don't know how to read financial reports and should quit their jobs.
Return to sender: Postal union warns of fallout if US leaves
GENEVA (AP) — No international letters, no international packages: A top official with a 192-country postal union says that's what Americans can expect if the Trump administration goes through with plans to pull out of an international postal treaty over concerns about China.
What's at stake if investors begin to shun Saudi Arabia
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The disappearance of a Saudi journalist last seen entering the kingdom's consulate in Istanbul has shaken confidence in the country as a place to do business, with potential consequences for billions of dollars in investments going into and out of the country.
New tax break rules for 'opportunity zone' investors
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is proposing rules for investors in a new program that it says could have a big impact on economically depressed areas around the country.
Ex-spy chief says Brexit leaves UK vulnerable to attack
LONDON (AP) — Brexit could leave Britain more vulnerable to attacks like the nerve-agent poisoning of a Russian ex-spy in Salisbury, a former head of the U.K.'s overseas intelligence service said Friday.
US home sales fell in September to slowest pace in 3 years
WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. home sales fell for the sixth straight month in September, a sign that housing has increasingly become a weak spot for the economy.
EU budget chief seeks to ease tensions with Italy
MILAN (AP) — The European Union's budget chief sought to ease tensions with Rome on Friday over Italy's rule-busting budget, after markets reacted by pushing up Italy's borrowing costs to the highest levels in five years.
China's growth slows as officials try to reassure investors
BEIJING (AP) — China reported economic growth sank to a post-global crisis low as finance officials launched a media blitz Friday to shore up confidence in its sagging stock market.
Daimler profit sinks on diesel; outlook for year lowered
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler lowered its profit outlook for the second time this year on Friday and reported reduced third-quarter profits due to regulatory and diesel emissions issues.
EU drug agency urges approval for dengue vaccine
LONDON (AP) — Europe's drug regulator has recommended approving the first vaccine for dengue despite concerns about the vaccine's wide use and a lawsuit in the Philippines alleging that it was linked to three deaths.

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