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A man jumps over a burning couch in the Mission district after the San Francisco Giants beat the Kansas City Royals to win the World Series on Wednesday, Oct. 29, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)

Colossal crowds expected to crush Giants parade

- Associated Press

Police say up to 2 million Giants fans could turn out to cheer the World Series champions in a downtown San Francisco parade featuring double-decker buses carrying the players and floats of the Golden Gate Bridge.

Ohio man detained in North Korea returning to work

- Associated Press

An American arrested and detained in North Korea is headed back to the job he lost while abroad, with an agreement that his travel was risky and he could be fired for doing it again.

Nguyen Van Hai, one of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents, speaks to the Associated Press on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in Los Angeles after being released from prison and flown to the United States. Hai, who is known as Dieu Cay, was serving a 12-year prison term on charges of spreading "propaganda against the state" through his blogging and citizen media activities. (AP Photo/Richard Vogel)

AP Interview: Dissident forced to leave Vietnam

- Associated Press

One of Vietnam's most prominent dissidents said he was asked to sign a form seeking a pardon for spreading "propaganda against the state" before his release from prison last week, then forced onto a U.S.-bound flight with just the clothes on his body.

Myanmar President Thein Sein, left, shakes hands with Myanmar opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi during their meeting at Myanmar Presidential Palace in Naypyitaw, Myanmar Friday, Oct 31, 2014. Myanmar's president is holding a rare meeting with Suu Kyi that also includes the country's political and military heavyweights. (AP Photo/Khin Maung Win)

Myanmar's president, army chief meet Suu Kyi

- Associated Press

Myanmar's president held talks Friday that for the first time brought together opposition leader Aung San Suu Kyi and the military chief in a bid to showcase the nation's political dialogue less than two weeks before President Barack Obama and other leaders attend a regional summit.

FILE- In this Sept. 24, 2014 file photo, Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, center, greets devotees as he arrives at the Tsuglakhang temple for a religious talk in Dharmsala, India. The Dalai Lama is continuing his round of appearances in Boston. The Tibetan spiritual leader will speak Friday morning, Oct. 31, 2014, at the Boston Marriott Copley during an event organized by the Mind and Life Institute, a nonprofit organization focused on understanding the human mind.  (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia, File)

Dalai Lama speaking at Boston hotel and MIT

- Associated Press

The Dalai Lama was to continue his round of appearances in Boston, with speaking engagements at a downtown hotel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology that are expected to draw protests from a group accusing him of human rights abuses and discrimination.

A state trooper is stationed across from the house of nurse Kaci Hickox in Fort Kent, Maine, Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014. State officials are going to court to keep Hickox in quarantine for the remainder of the 21-day incubation period for Ebola that ends on Nov. 10. Police are monitoring her, but can't detain her without a court order signed by a judge.( AP Photo/Robert F. Bukaty)

Soldier or civilian, Ebola protocols not the same

- Associated Press

A U.S. soldier returning from an Ebola response mission in West Africa would have to spend 21 days being monitored, isolated in a military facility away from family and the broader population. A returning civilian doctor or nurse who directly treated Ebola patients? Depends.

Grandparents find themselves parenting once again

- Associated Press

Donna and Buddy Smallwood thought their years of raising small children were over. Then they received a phone call about 2 1/2 years ago from a social worker.

Hundreds turn out for Olympia oil trains hearing

Associated Press

More than 750 people turned out for a Thursday night public hearing in Olympia on the safety of oil train shipments through Washington. Most of the crowd was opposed to increased oil train traffic in the state.

FILE - In this Oct. 15, 2014 file photo, Sen. Mark Udall, D-Colo., left, and his Republican opponent, Rep. Cory Gardner, R-Colo., face off during a televised debate at 9News in Denver. As a season of campaigning enters its final, intense weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Poll: Economy, health care eclipse social issues

- Associated Press

As a season of campaigning enters its intense final weekend, a new Associated Press-GfK poll illustrates the challenge ahead for candidates and their allies trying to rally voters around traditional wedge issues such as abortion and gay marriage. This fall, voters just have other matters on their minds.

Marine's lawyers seek new judge in war crime case

- Associated Press

Attorneys for a Marine being retried on a murder charge in a major Iraq war crime case have asked a judge to remove himself, saying he's incapable of being impartial and objective.