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  • Cotton, Pryor spar over vote on arming Syrians

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — U.S. Senate hopeful Tom Cotton accused Democratic rival Sen. Mark Pryor on Friday of being weak on national security, as the congressional vote to train and arm Syrian rebels battling Islamic State militants steered foreign policy into their nationally watched...

  • Obama, Clinton urge women to back Democrats

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Heading into President Barack Obama's final midterm election in the White House, Democrats on Friday sought to energize female voters, pointing to women as key to the party's future. "We do better when we field the whole team. When women succeed, America succeeds,"...

  • Quinn: No pension 'Plan B' before court ruling

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn argued Friday that it makes no sense to develop a contingency plan to solve Illinois' pension crisis despite urgent financial difficulties and signals the landmark law signed by the Chicago Democrat in 2013 could be found unconstitutional. In a...

  • DNC raises $7M in August, has $11M banked

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Democratic National Committee raised $7.4 million last month but still owes vendors almost $2 million, according to financial reports filed Friday. The DNC's filings also show it spent $5.8 million in August and has banked $11.2 million. The Republican National...

  • Former rivals join Raimondo on campaign trail

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    CRANSTON, R.I. (AP) — Gina Raimondo was joined by her two former rivals for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination at a campaign event Friday designed to display party unity ahead of November's general election. The general treasurer toured a charter school in Cranston with...

  • Some Kansas ballots to have no Democrat for Senate

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas will start sending voters living overseas a ballot for the November election with no Democratic candidate for a U.S. Senate race that has unexpectedly become one of the most hotly-contested in the nation. But Republican Secretary of State Kris Kobach said...

  • Ducey, DuVal differences narrow in 2nd debate

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Republican Doug Ducey is trying to chip away at Democrat Fred DuVal's top issue, saying at a governor's candidate debate that he wants to jump-start the state's K-12 education system by replicating the success of Arizona's top schools statewide. DuVal got in his...

  • After 2 weeks, search still on for 2 Maryland kids

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A Maryland father whose 2-year-old and 3-year-old have been missing for almost two weeks says he refuses to believe his children are dead, as police suspect. Troy Turner's children have been the focus of a police search since Turner reported them missing Sept. 8....

  • Prosecutor: Charges weren't ready in casino crash

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — The district attorney in Las Vegas says drug tests weren't complete and criminal charges weren't ready to be filed against a man who committed suicide after he was accused of crashing his vehicle through the Stratosphere casino doors. District Attorney Steve Wolfson...

  • Case of American jailed in Cuba back in US court

    Updated: Fri, Sep 19, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A government subcontractor who has spent over four years imprisoned in Cuba should be allowed to sue the U.S. government over lost wages and legal fees, his attorney told an appeals court Friday. Alan Gross was working in Cuba as a government subcontractor when he...

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