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YPSILANTI TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) - Rosie the Riveter's old plant in Michigan has officially avoided the wrecking ball.
FORT EDWARD, N.Y. (AP) - Sleepy Hollow has the legend of the Headless Horseman. Does a community 150 miles farther up the Hudson River have a Headless Ranger buried in an unmarked cemetery from the 18th century?
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Following large-scale protests, Hungary's prime minister said Friday that the government would suspend a planned tax on Internet use and reconsider the matter next year.
BAGHDAD (AP) - A series of bomb attacks struck marketplaces near Baghdad on Friday, killing at least 15 people, Iraqi officials said as security forces recaptured parts of a strategic Sunni oil town north of the capital from Islamic State militants.
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel reopened a contested Jerusalem holy site on Friday and deployed more than 1,000 security personnel following clashes the previous day between Palestinians and Israeli riot police that had ratcheted up already heightened tensions in the city.
HONG KONG (AP) - On the evening of Sept. 28, Hong Kong police struggling to hold back thousands of democracy protesters unleashed dozens of rounds of tear gas in a failed attempt to disperse them. When the smoke cleared, Hong Kong had changed. Many young people who previously were indifferent to politics say they experienced an awakening.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - President Blaise Compaore stepped down Friday after 27 years in power following a wave of protests against his rule.
BEIJING (AP) - Chinese authorities say a first-grader in the southeastern province of Jiangxi was slashed to death and two others severely injured in the latest violent attack on children in the country.
KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) - Sri Lankan authorities are warning of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week.
MATAMOROS, Mexico (AP) - Authorities are investigating a possible police connection to the killing of three U.S. citizens visiting their father in Mexico who were found shot to death along with a Mexican friend more than two weeks after going missing.
LAS VEGAS (AP) - JT Mollner likes to compare haunted house visitors to bungee jumpers and skydivers - they want to be safe, but they also want an adrenaline rush.
MADRID (AP) - Archeologists will start inspecting the land in an area in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936.
BANGKOK (AP) - Asset disclosures by members of Thailand's military-dominated post-coup Cabinet reveal they are quite well-off, a trait shared with the civilian politicians they accused of corruption.
SURUC, Turkey (AP) - The 10 peshmerga fighters from Iraq who entered the embattled northern Syrian town of Kobani one day earlier returned to Turkey Friday to prepare for their forces' full deployment, a Kurdish official in Kobani said.
BAGHDAD (AP) - The Islamic State group is conducting a purge, killing dozens of former policemen and soldiers living in areas of Iraq under its control, in a campaign apparently aimed at preventing any uprising against its extremist rule.
LONDON (AP) - Britain is repaying some of the 2 billion pounds ($3.2 billion) it still owes investors who helped finance World War I.
PARIS (AP) - A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio is sending columns of thick black smoke out of more than a dozen windows.
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso (AP) - Burkina Faso President Blaise Compaore says in statement he has stepped down after protests.
MADRID (AP) - Spain's government is asking the country's Constitutional Court to block plans by the powerful northeastern region of Catalonia to hold an informal independence poll Nov. 9.
BEIJING (AP) - North Korea's quarantine of foreigners to prevent Ebola has not disrupted business with the nation's largest trading partner, Chinese businesspeople say, although a tourist ban has hurt travel agencies that run tours to the reclusive country.
LONDON (AP) - British police say two people are missing after a blaze at a fireworks warehouse that sent plumes of black smoke and explosions into the sky.
MOSCOW (AP) - Russia's central bank on Friday raised its main interest rate more than anticipated in its latest attempt to shore up the plummeting national currency.
DWEIR SHEIKH SAAD, Syria (AP) - The posters of slain Syrian soldiers, put up by families to commemorate their sons killed in the fight against rebels, are plastered on walls throughout the coastal province of Tartous, forming impromptu murals of death that illustrate the price supporters of President Bashar Assad are paying to defend his rule.
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) - A Danish court has sentenced the Swedish founder of file-sharing site The Pirate Bay to 3½ years in prison after he was found guilty of hacking into a private company handling sensitive information for Danish authorities.
UNITED NATIONS (AP) - A new United Nations report says the world is facing a challenge from foreigners traveling to fight in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone.