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  • Palin backs independent for Alaska governor

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Sarah Palin has snubbed her former lieutenant governor in his bid for re-election, supporting an independent candidate after Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell dismantled the increased oil taxes that were a signature part of her time as governor. Palin on Tuesday night...

  • Tornado rips roofs in Washington state

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    LONGVIEW, Wash. (AP) — A rare tornado ripped roofs off buildings, uprooted trees and shattered windows Thursday afternoon in the southwest Washington city of Longview, but there were no reports of injuries. A National Weather Service storm survey team from nearby Portland, Oregon,...

  • CDC details new Ebola response and prep teams

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — The government's new federal Ebola response squads were getting their first test Thursday, dispatched to New York to help care for the city's first case, a doctor who had treated a patient with the disease in west Africa. The squads — likened to public health SWAT...

  • Failures in oversight worsened UNC academic fraud

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An alarming lack of institutional oversight at the University of North Carolina allowed an academic fraud scandal to run unchecked for nearly two decades and has the school reeling from the scandal's fallout. The latest investigation found that university leaders,...

  • APNewsBreak: Icahn says Taj casino likely to close

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire investor Carl Icahn says the struggling Trump Taj Mahal casino "will almost certainly close." The would-be purchaser of the casino told The Associated Press on Thursday night that the casino's finances are dire. Four of Atlantic City's 12...

  • Rand Paul tries to peel away isolationist label

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Charging that "America cannot disengage from the world," Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul on Thursday confronted critics who brand him an isolationist as he endorsed an American foreign policy that embraces war with limits. The libertarian-leaning Republican is eyeing a 2016...

  • Senators ask gov't for nationwide air bag recall

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity. Democratic Sens. Richard Blumenthal of...

  • 'Outsourcing' changes Georgia race in closing days

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    NEWNAN, Ga. (AP) — Georgia Democrat Michelle Nunn has spent the past month hammering away at Republican David Perdue's career as a business executive, making his role in outsourcing jobs a hallmark of her campaign for U.S. Senate. With fewer than two weeks to go, Republicans think...

  • Foley doesn't show for latest Connecticut debate

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — The discussion of the issues in the latest Connecticut gubernatorial debate was overshadowed by the elephant who was not in the room — Republican candidate Tom Foley. Foley didn't participate in Thursday's forum, which was sponsored by WVIT-TV, something the...

  • Canada gunman wanted a passport to go to Mideast

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    OTTAWA, Ontario (AP) — He seemed lost, "did not fit in," had drug problems, and went more than five years without seeing his mother. In recent weeks, he had been living at a homeless shelter and had talked about wanting to go to Libya — or Syria — but became agitated when he couldn't...

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