China manufacturing growth slows in October: govt

An employee works on assembly line at an auto factory in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, on Spetember 23, 2014Chinese manufacturing growth slowed in October, the government said on Saturday, as the world's second-largest economy expands at its weakest pace in five years. China's official purchasing managers index (PMI), a measure of activity in the sector, came in at 50.8 last month, Xinhua news agency quoted the National Bureau of Statistics as saying. The figure was lower than the 51.1 recorded in September and compared with the preliminary 50.4 figure in a private survey released by British bank HSBC on October 23. PMI tracks activity in China's factories and workshops and is a closely-watched indicator of the health of the economy.



Superheroes, hazmat suits in NY Halloween parade

Skeleton puppets move up New York's Sixth Avenue during the Village Halloween Parade in New York, Friday Oct. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/Tina Fineberg)NEW YORK (AP) — Bloody zombies lumbered alongside superheroes, cowboys shared the road with villains and marchers in hazardous-materials garb evoked the Ebola crisis as the Greenwich Village Halloween Parade made its freewheeling way through downtown Manhattan on Friday.



Hospital: Girl, 14, dies after school shooting

SEATTLE (AP) — One of the teenagers wounded in a Washington state high school shooting died Friday, raising to four the number of fatalities from the moment when a student opened fire in a cafeteria a week ago.
Orange fever reigns over drizzly Giants' parade

San Francisco Giants mascot Lou Seal waves to the crowd during the victory parade for the 2014 World Series baseball champions on Friday, Oct. 31, 2014, in San Francisco. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — San Francisco became the Valley of the Giants for the third time in five years Friday as hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets for a confetti and rain-soaked parade honoring the World Series champions.



Mexico orders immediate release of Marine veteran

Former U.S. Marine Andrew Tahmooressi is escorted to a federal court in TijuanaSAN DIEGO (AP) — A Mexican judge on Friday ordered the immediate release of a jailed U.S. Marine veteran who spent eight months behind bars for crossing the border with loaded guns.





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