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  • Maui voters to decide whether to ban GMO crops

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HONOLULU (AP) — Groups are campaigning in Maui County over a Nov. 4 ballot measure that would prohibit the growing of genetically modified organisms until studies show they're safe. Their dueling efforts show it isn't just a local issue in a county of only 160,000 residents in the...

  • Excitement mounts among Colorado GOP

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    HIGHLANDS RANCH, Colo. (AP) — The quiet murmur of several dozen Republican activists crammed in a small office in this Denver suburb was broken Saturday morning by a jocular cry: "Hey, everybody, what's going on?" Rep. Cory Gardner, the party's Senate candidate — and its best shot at...

  • Johnson on big stage, but he's no political rookie

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — As Republican Jeff Johnson campaigns for governor, his time in the Legislature offers the best window on his record as a policy-maker. Johnson is currently a Hennepin County commissioner, but as a Republican he's usually been in the minority on key votes. And...

  • Early voting alters campaigns' strategies, costs

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — For over 1 million Californians, the Nov. 4 election is over. That's because they've already voted. A growing throng of early voters in the nation's most populous state has stretched Election Day into weeks. About half the votes tallied in the election next month...

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces. Campaigning material was being taken down across the country in line...

  • WHO: Number of Ebola-linked cases passes 10,000

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — More than 10,000 people have been infected with Ebola and nearly half of them have died, according to figures released Saturday by the World Health Organization, as the outbreak continues to spread. The Ebola epidemic in West Africa is the largest ever outbreak...

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

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    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...

  • 3 officers suspected of sharing nude photos

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    MARTINEZ, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a California Highway Patrol officer suspected of stealing nude and racy photos from the cellphones of women arrested on drunken driving charges sent those photos to at least two fellow officers. The Contra Costa Times reported Friday...

  • Few details offered on quarantines over Ebola

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Officials in three states have enacted 21-day quarantines for any travelers arriving back in the United States after having contact with Ebola patients in West Africa. But they've said little about exactly how they'll enforce such strict rules. In Illinois, health...

  • How to pick a college? Data crunchers hope to help

    Updated: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — For many high school seniors, fall means deciding where to apply for college and maybe visiting a guidance counselor. Data crunchers hope to help. The popularity of social media sites and advancements in the ability to analyze the vast amounts of data we put online...

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