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  • Michigan governor's campaign met with ambivalence

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has accomplished much of what he set out to do when he was elected four years ago. He's logged improvements in the state's economic health, presided over the creation of 250,000 private-sector jobs and confronted many of Detroit's...

  • This time, Obama fundraising is a bit of 'Scandal'

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Fact met fiction Wednesday in one of those Hollywood ways: The real-life president of the United States complains about "phony scandals" in the presence of the producer and the star of a hit TV drama about indignity and dishonor among Washington's political elite....

  • Slow public alert on Williston fire raises concern

    Updated: 10 hr ago

    WILLISTON, N.D. (AP) — When Aaron Volesky heard what he thought was thunder and walked outside his Williston home early Tuesday morning he thought it was odd that there were no storm clouds in the air. It wasn't thunder he heard. An explosion and fire at an oil field service supply...

  • Ocean crash kills teen pilot seeking world record

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    PLAINFIELD, Ind. (AP) — His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Just days...

  • Nunn and Perdue shift to fall battle of outsiders

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — New Republican nominee David Perdue and Democratic opponent Michelle Nunn used the first day of the general election campaign to retool the "outsider" arguments they've used to reach this point in a race that will help determine who controls the Senate for the...

  • Rockets found at UN Gaza school went missing

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. secretary-general on Wednesday said he was "alarmed" to hear that rockets were placed in a U.N.-run school in Gaza and now "have gone missing," and he demanded a full review of such incidents. A statement by the spokesman for Ban Ki-moon expressed the...

  • Social Security spent $300M on 'IT boondoggle'

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Six years ago the Social Security Administration embarked on an aggressive plan to replace outdated computer systems overwhelmed by a growing flood of disability claims. Nearly $300 million later, the new system is nowhere near ready and agency officials are...

  • Cruise passengers recount horror stories to Senate

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Laurie Dishman told senators through tears Wednesday that she was choked and raped on a Royal Caribbean cruise by one of the line's employees, using her experience to shed light on the dangers that passengers might face on cruises. "Cruise consumers have virtually...

  • Sullivan campaign reserves post-primary air time

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Dan Sullivan has reserved some air time past the Aug. 19 primary. Records filed with the Federal Communications Commission show Sullivan's campaign reserved time in the fall on at least two TV stations. Sullivan spokesman Mike...

  • Conviction upheld for chef in boiled-body case

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A state appeals court has upheld the second-degree murder conviction of a Southern California chef who claimed he cooked his wife's body in boiling water. City News Service reports that a court panel on Wednesday rejected a claim that there was insufficient...

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