Venezuela suspends recall campaign against President Maduro
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela's electoral council said it was suspending a recall campaign against President Nicolas Maduro after courts annulled the signature collecting campaign in four states.
Group named in Indiana probe was registering black votersINDIANAPOLIS (AP) ? A Democratic-aligned group at the center of an Indiana investigation into possible voter fraud said Thursday it focused on registering black residents of Indiana because the state had the nation's lowest overall voter turnout in 2014.
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Firefighter thrown up to 20 feet in Portland gas explosion
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) ? An injured firefighter who's being hailed as a hero for helping to evacuate a building before a powerful gas explosion in a Portland shopping district said Thursday he was tossed up to 20 feet by the blast.
Venezuela's electoral authority suspends recall campaign against Maduro over court rulingsCARACAS, Venezuela (AP) ? Venezuela's electoral authority suspends recall campaign against Maduro over court rulings.
Prosecutor: Man who stalked Kendall Jenner was methodical
LOS ANGELES (AP) ? A man charged with stalking Kendall Jenner showed a single-minded focus in his efforts to meet the model and reality show star, even after he knew she was afraid of him, a prosecutor told jurors Thursday.
Microsoft shares hit high as cloud business flies above estimates
The company's shares have doubled since August 2013 with Chief Executive Satya Nadella restoring investor confidence by focusing on mobile and cloud computing rather than PCs. Long known for its Windows software, Microsoft has shifted focus to the cloud where it is dueling with larger rival Amazon.com Inc to control the still fledgling market. Its jump in revenue underscores how businesses around the world are turning to new applications in the cloud and leaving once critical software programs and other hardware in the dust.
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EU to consider 'all available options' if Syria atrocities continue: Tusk
Brussels (AFP) - EU leaders agreed Thursday to consider "all available options" against Syria and its allies including Russia if atrocities in Aleppo continue, president Donald Tusk said, but backed down from threatening sanctions.
Donors pour record $458 million into California initiatives
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) ? Political donors have spent a record $458 million on 17 statewide November ballot initiatives in California, beating the state's own record for the most spent on propositions appearing on state ballots in a single year, campaign reports filed Thursday show.