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  • Advocates: Pass emergency voting law in New Jersey

    Published: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A new report from an advocacy group says that New Jersey created illegal election procedures on the fly after Superstorm Sandy and carried them out amid deep confusion. The report out Thursday is from the Constitutional Rights Clinic at the Rutgers School of Law in...

  • Mitt Romney to campaign for New Mexico governor

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plans a campaign stop in New Mexico to help Gov. Susana Martinez's re-election. Martinez campaign spokesman Chris Sanchez said the former Massachusetts governor will appear Thursday at a fundraiser at a...

  • Ad spending on ND measures dwarfs state races

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — The amount of money spent on television advertising on North Dakota ballot measures far outpaces the spending on state races. The numbers released Thursday by the nonpartisan Center for Public Integrity show candidates for statewide offices have spent $237,400 to...

  • Patients avoiding Dallas hospital where Ebola hit

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DALLAS (AP) — The hospital where a man diagnosed with Ebola died and two nurses were infected with the virus says its revenue and patient roles have plummeted. Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital Dallas said in financial statements Wednesday that its revenue fell 25 percent in the...

  • Union Pacific 3Q profit chugs ahead 19 percent

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. delivered a 19 percent increase in its third-quarter profit as the railroad hauled 7 percent more freight and increased rates. "We are optimistic about the remainder of the year," CEO Jack Koraleski said. "Assuming the economy and weather...

  • Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on U.S. auto safety regulators to immediately issue a nationwide recall for cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp. Sens. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Edward Markey of Massachusetts made the call in a letter to...

  • Ice cream truck hits, kills boy; driver attacked

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A 7-year-old boy riding a motorized bike was hit and killed by an ice cream truck in South Los Angeles and residents then attacked the driver, authorities said. The truck struck the child shortly after 7 p.m. Wednesday, and he later died at Harbor-UCLA Medical...

  • 2 planes clip wings at Minnesota airport

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officials say a Delta Air Lines plane clipped wings with a smaller jet as the two were preparing to take off from Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport. An airport spokesman says no one was hurt in Wednesday night's incident. The Delta 757 was bound for Los...

  • Cheaper fuel helps United's 3Q profit take off

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — United Airlines appears to be hitting its stride after struggling to make a 2010 merger pay off. The airline's formula is lower fuel prices and more revenue for every mile that passengers fly. United Continental Holdings Inc. said Thursday that third-quarter net income...

  • Average US 30-year loan rate falls to 3.92 pct.

    Updated: Thu, Oct 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Average U.S. mortgage rates continued to slide this week, raising prospects of a wave of consumers refinancing their loans. The 30-year mortgage fell further below 4 percent. Mortgage company Freddie Mac says the nationwide average for a 30-year loan declined to 3.92...

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