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Offbeat Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest Pittsburgh wins Gawker.com ugliest accent contest
The city of Pittsburgh has "won" Gawker.com's ugliest accent tournament, besting the other finalist — Scranton — in a reader's poll with more than 54 percent of the vote.
Offbeat Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar Drunk woman arrested, mistook jail for bar
One is a building with bars. The other is a building with a bar. A very drunk woman apparently had trouble telling them apart and ended up in a southwestern Michigan jail cell.

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Local & Regional Vancouver man accused of killing fussy baby
A 24-year-old Vancouver man accused of killing his newborn son because the infant was fussy appeared in court Monday and was ordered held on $750,000 bail for investigation of murder.

Sports

Sports Royals dependent on 3-headed bullpen monster
Buck Showalter knew he was in trouble when the seventh inning rolled around and his Orioles were trailing the Kansas City Royals in Game 4 of the AL Championship Series.
Sports Troopers called as school football game turns ugly
A melee erupted on the sideline of a high school football game on Saturday, with the visiting team's coach accusing a home team assistant coach of choking a player, bringing the game to an early end. State police were called to ensure order as the teams and fans left the field.

Outdoors

Outdoors Inside a wooden houseboat Inside a wooden houseboat (Photo Gallery)
We're continuing our houseboat profiles - and this week it's all about combining elements of our state gem (wood!) in interior and exterior architecture. This particular floating home does it beautifully - and once again we find ourselves forgetting it's not a 'regular' house when looking through these pictures!

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National & World Ebola fear, monitoring eases for some in Dallas
Texas health officials say 120 people are still being monitored for possible infection with Ebola because they may have had contact with one of the three people who got the disease in Dallas.
National & World Another month, another global heat record broken
It sounds like a broken record: Last month again set a new mark for global heat. And meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie the hottest year ever recorded, or more likely, to break it.

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Home The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane The first 3-D printed rocket powered plane (Video)
A web site's readers want to see just how high they can fly a model airplane. So they've built one using a 3-D printer and crowdfunding, and they're planning to launch it, with a toy pilot, from the New Mexico. CNN's Jim Boulden got a look at the plane.
Home Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas Artist uses National Mall as his personal canvas (Video)
if you visit the National Mall in Washington this month, you may notice a very special piece of art on display, but the size and location of this unique canvas may surprise you. Polo Sandoval has the story.

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Technology Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales Apple reports record 39.3 million iPhone sales
Apple says it sold 39.3 million iPhones in the last quarter, or 16 percent more than a year ago, which is a record for the quarter. That's partly due to excitement over new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus models that Apple began selling last month.
Health New military medical team to help with Ebola in US New military medical team to help with Ebola in US
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has ordered the military to prepare and train a 30-member medical support team that could provide short-term help to civilian health professionals if there are more Ebola cases in the United States.

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Technology Facebook unfriends federal drug agency
Facebook wants assurances from the Drug Enforcement Administration that it's not operating any more fake profile pages as part of ongoing investigations.

Health

Health Officials fear Ebola's on AIDS path; some disagree
Comparisons between the two deadly diseases surfaced in the last few months as the Ebola outbreak escalated. Both emerged from Africa and erupted into an international health crisis. And both have been a shocking reminder that mankind's battle against infectious diseases can take a sudden, terrible turn for the worse.
Health Gay-rights group backs use of HIV-prevention pill
The largest U.S. gay-rights organization Saturday endorsed efforts to promote the use of a once-a-day pill to prevent HIV infection and called on insurers to provide more generous coverage of the drug.
Health Federal officials cast doubt on Ebola travel ban
Top government health officials said Sunday that they are opposed to placing a ban on travelers from Ebola-infected countries, warning that shutting down borders could impede efforts by aid workers to stop the spread of the deadly virus.

Business

Business Survey: Pay raises rarer despite strong U.S. hiring
U.S. businesses were much less likely to boost pay in the third quarter than in previous months, even as hiring remained healthy, a sign that wage gains may remain weak in the coming months.
Business China's growth likely to slow, research group says
China's economic growth will decelerate to 4 percent a year between 2020 to 2025 - well below widespread expectations of steady 7 percent to 8 percent growth over the next decade, a business research group predicted.

Consumer

Consumer Should you pay for college with a credit card?
These days, many families are forced to get creative in order to pay the staggering cost of college. Some now charge it. That's right; they use a credit card to cover some of the tuition.
Consumer Study: Bigger diamond, shorter marriage
According to a study done by Emory University in Atlanta, GA, the bigger the diamond on a woman's engagement ring, the shorter her marriage will be.
Consumer Should you have a prepaid debit card in your wallet?
Prepaid debit cards are growing in popularity. They're not just for people with no credit or bad credit anymore. They've become an alternative to checking accounts for people who are tired of bank fees.