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  • Gov. Haley crossing Carolina border to help Tillis

    Updated: 54 min ago

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley is crossing the border to help campaign for fellow Republican and North Carolina U.S. Senate candidate Thom Tillis. Tillis' campaign says Haley plans to attend an event Thursday night in Fayetteville for the North Carolina...

  • Iowa Democrats say there's room for a non-Clinton

    Updated: 54 min ago

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Not every Iowa Democrat is cheering for Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president. Some have an intense desire for someone else. Some voters say they're interested now in Sen. Elizabeth Warren, although the Massachusetts Democrat says she's not running....

  • Senate candidates unite over arming Syrian rebels

    Updated: 54 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Candidates in some of the most contested Senate races have found something to agree on — giving President Barack Obama the authority he's asked for to train and arm Syrian rebels taking on brutal Islamic State militants. Democratic congressman Bruce Braley and...

  • Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

    Updated: 55 min ago

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — A weakened Pacific storm appears to have spared Tucson from its line of fire, but it is slamming much of southern Arizona. The National Weather Service says rainfall from remnants of Hurricane Odile has been hitting south and east of Tucson on Wednesday night....

  • Horse power gains favor among small-scale farmers

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    MARATHON, N.Y. (AP) — While most modern farmers work their fields accompanied by the rumble of a trusty tractor, sheep farmer Donn Hewes labors to the faint jingling of harnesses in rhythm with the hoofbeats of horses and mules. He readily admits that horse-powered farming takes more...

  • Dance workout puts moves on women's self-esteem

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    NEW YORK (AP) — When Janet Jones was laid off from her job as a financial assistant two years ago and hit rock bottom, inspiration struck. The former Miami Heat dancer decided to create a women's only workout with a safe space to let loose with girlfriends, listen to hip-hop and rap...

  • Orman business tie part of Kansas Senate race

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman's business dealings are facing new scrutiny in Kansas' unexpectedly competitive U.S. Senate race, as he acknowledged his friendship with a former Goldman Sachs board member sentenced to federal prison for insider trading. Orman said...

  • Wallenda: Spectacle, legacy inspire Chicago walk

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — Nik Wallenda is all about spectacle, a showman who crossed Niagara Falls and an Arizona gorge on a high wire and now has his sights on Chicago's iconic skyscrapers — partly because of the city's reputation for being windy. Never mind that many historians believe the...

  • Emotions mount on final day of Scottish campaign

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    EDINBURGH, Scotland (AP) — For Scots, Wednesday was a day of excitement, apprehension, and a flood of final appeals before a big decision. In a matter of hours, they will determine whether Scotland leaves the United Kingdom and becomes an independent state. A full 97 percent of those...

  • Over 2,000 homes threatened in California fire

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    POLLOCK PINES, Calif. (AP) — An out-of-control wildfire in Northern California threatened more than 2,000 homes and consumed huge swaths of timber land east of Sacramento while another town near the Oregon border took account of the damage done by a wildfire that burned 200 homes...

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