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  • US to recognize same-sex marriage in 6 more states

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The federal government is recognizing gay marriage in six more states and extending federal benefits to those couples, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Saturday. Gay marriage recently became legal in Alaska, Arizona, Idaho, North Carolina, West Virginia and...

  • Dorman says education is key in governor's race

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — Democrat Joe Dorman says he knew facing an incumbent Republican in a solidly red state meant he would have to find and exploit a weakness if he hoped to defeat Republican Gov. Mary Fallin. Fallin has never lost an election during her political career and has a...

  • Lava creeps toward road on Hawaii's Big Island

    Updated: 12 hr ago

    HONOLULU (AP) — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii's Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving officials a window of time to prepare. The narrow, leading edge of the lava flow is just...

  • US attorneys announce election monitoring plans

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Arkansas' two U.S. attorneys have announced plans for monitoring the Nov. 4 general election. U.S. Attorney Christopher Thyer for the Eastern District of Arkansas and U.S. Attorney Connor Eldridge for the Western District say their offices will work with the...

  • Doctor with Ebola had early interest in service

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    DETROIT (AP) — Those who interacted with Craig Spencer at Grosse Pointe North High School in suburban Detroit couldn't help but notice something special about the young man, who years later would risk his own safety to help others survive Ebola, according to a former teacher. Spencer,...

  • From job to job to job, a life lived _ and lost

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    ELIZABETH, N.J. (AP) — Fumes poured from the Kia SUV as soon as an emergency medical technician broke one of the rear windows. Inside, the body of a dark-haired young woman reclined in the driver's seat, keys dangling from the ignition. But who was she? How was it that her life had...

  • Democrats fight to keep grip on Oregon Legislature

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Voters in Medford, Ashland, Corvallis and Albany have an unusually large amount of power in next month's election. Those cities form the core of two ultra-competitive state Senate districts that will help determine whether the Democrats can hold onto their control...

  • SD wage hike proposal divides unions, businesses

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota residents who earn the minimum wage would see a bump in their paychecks come January if voters approve on Nov. 4 a measure calling for adjusting the base hourly pay by $1.25. Initiated Measure 18 would raise the minimum wage from the federal rate...

  • Roberts scarcely mentions long ag record in Kansas

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    LIBERAL, Kan. (AP) — One would hardly know from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts' campaign speech that he is revered as a champion of Kansas' all-important farm economy. He scarcely mentions his many years on the House and Senate agriculture committees and is banking on antipathy toward...

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community. Polls show more than twice as many Hispanics identify as Democrats than Republicans nationally. Democrats have long...

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