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  • Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign appearances has...

  • Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began to apply for marriage licenses Tuesday...

  • Target offers free shipping on all holiday items

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — Target Corp. is offering for the first time free holiday shipping on all items, including even $6 lipsticks, as the discounter throws itself in the ring to compete better with the likes of Amazon. The Minneapolis-based chain said its free shipping offer starts...

  • Washington sheriff says pot rules working

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    A prominent law enforcement official in Washington state says in ads set to air Tuesday in Oregon that his state's regulations involving legalized recreational marijuana are working. King County Sheriff John Urquhart told The Associated Press on Tuesday that he would not presume to...

  • A newsman's life: Pentagon Papers to Watergate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Ben Bradlee, the former Washington Post editor who died Tuesday at age 93, took a sleepy hometown newspaper and transformed it into a great one. Five things to know about the raspy-voiced Bradlee and how he did it: HE HAD SOME LUCKY BREAKS. Bradlee ended up getting...

  • Suspect plans to plead guilty in oil patch killing

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — A Colorado man is set to plead guilty to killing a small-town Montana high school teacher in a slaying that shone a harsh light on the darker side of the Northern Plains' oil boom. A plea agreement with prosecutors filed Tuesday calls for a 100-year sentence for...

  • Former Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee dies

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — In a charmed life of newspapering, Ben Bradlee seemed always to be in just the right place. The raspy-voiced, hard-charging editor who invigorated The Washington Post got an early break as a journalist thanks to his friendship with one president, John F. Kennedy, and...

  • Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama stumped for Democrats in Iowa and Minnesota Tuesday, calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to the presidency to help the party avoid a potentially bruising midterm election. Mrs. Obama first urged college...

  • 5 SC governor candidates meet in final debate

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used the candidates' final debate to hammer her over problems with the state's child welfare agency and what they said is her lack of support for a law to take guns away from people convicted of...

  • Yahoo CEO defends strategy in face of criticism

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Signaling her reign has reached a pivotal juncture, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer is trying to convince restless shareholders that the long-struggling Internet company is heading in the right direction. Mayer staunchly defended her strategy during a Tuesday presentation...

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