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  • Americans detained in North Korea call for US help

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korea gave foreign media access on Monday to three detained Americans who said they have been able to contact their families and — watched by officials as they spoke — called for Washington to send a high-ranking representative to negotiate for their...

  • Oklahoma education ills an issue in governor race

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An underfunded, little-known Democratic candidate for governor has a new tool to use in attacking the Republican incumbent now that the federal government stripped Oklahoma of its authority to decide how to spend millions in education funds following the state's...

  • Family worries about detained missionary's health

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    SEATTLE (AP) — The sister of an American missionary held for nearly two years in North Korea said Monday that she is worried about the health and well-being of Kenneth Bae, who's isolated in a labor camp and suffers from severe back pain. In a statement released Monday after Bae, 46,...

  • GOP sees gains in Illinois voters tuning out

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    DECATUR, Ill. (AP) — The candidates for Illinois congressional seats heard all about it during visits with voters in August: Disgust with Washington. Dismay over accusations and negative advertising in Illinois' state races. Lack of interest in the Nov. 4 election. While the...

  • Obama: 'Revving' economy calls for higher wages

    Updated: 15 hr ago

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — President Barack Obama renewed his push for Congress to raise the minimum wage Monday in a buoyant accounting of the economy's "revving" performance, delivered on behalf of Democrats opening their fall campaigns for the midterm congressional elections. "America...

  • 5 things to know about Oregon's 2014 elections

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — By the time Oregonians cast their ballots, the issues and candidates will be well-known. Gov. John Kitzhaber's cowboy boots and Senate candidate Monica Wehby's surgeon scrubs will be all over television. But here are five things you might now know about the upcoming...

  • US eating habits improve a bit _ except among poor

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Americans' eating habits have improved — except among the poor, evidence of a widening wealth gap when it comes to diet. Yet even among wealthier adults, food choices remain far from ideal, a 12-year study found. On an index of healthy eating where a perfect score is...

  • Scott and Crist bash each other at campaign events

    Updated: 17 hr ago

    PLANT CITY, Fla. (AP) — Florida's two main rivals for governor kicked their campaigns into gear on Monday as both Gov. Rick Scott and former Gov. Charlie Crist lashed out at each other in an effort to ramp up enthusiasm among core voters. Scott, the Republican incumbent seeking a...

  • No gray area: Beliefs shape views of Brown killing

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Lamont Jones and Keith Stephens stood 60 feet from each other, separated by four lanes of pavement and a thousand miles of perception. Stephens was wearing a T-shirt printed with a police shield bearing the phrase "OFFICER DARREN WILSON I STAND BY YOU," as part of a...

  • Democrat taps into doubts about Kansas governor

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — A Democratic legislator still unknown to some Kansas voters is giving Republican Gov. Sam Brownback a tough re-election race, tapping into doubts about tax-cutting that cemented the incumbent's reputation in conservative circles. State Rep. Paul Davis has lived...

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