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Authorities launch manhunt after killing of police officer

Authorities launch manhunt after killing of police officer

SAN FRANCISCO — Authorities launched a manhunt Wednesday after they said a gunman shot and killed a police officer during a traffic stop in a small California town.

Deaths of 2 children raise doubts about US border agency

HOUSTON — The deaths of two migrant children in just over two weeks raised strong new doubts Wednesday about the ability of U.S.
US home price growth slowed in October

US home price growth slowed in October

WASHINGTON — U.S. home price growth slowed in October, a likely consequence of higher mortgage rates having worsened affordability and causing sales to fall.
Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic

Quake from Mount Etna volcano jolts Sicily, sparks panic

ROME — An earthquake triggered by Mount Etna's eruption jolted eastern Sicily before dawn Wednesday, injuring at least 10 people, damaging churches and houses on the volcano's slopes and prompting panicked villagers to flee their homes.
Afghanistan postpones presidential election

Afghanistan postpones presidential election

KABUL — Afghanistan's presidential election, initially scheduled for April, will be postponed for several months to allow time to fix technical problems that surfaced during October's parliamentary elections, officials said Wednesday.

Congo delays Sunday's election for months in Ebola zone

KINSHASA, Congo — Congo's already long-delayed election set for Sunday will be postponed for months in certain communities where a deadly Ebola virus outbreak has infected hundreds of people, the electoral commission announced Wednesday.

Kentucky man charged with throwing Christmas ham at woman

LONDON, Ky. — Authorities say a Kentucky man has been arrested after he threw a ham at a woman during an argument over which day Christmas dinner should take place.