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  • Guns, Giffords play big role in Arizona House race

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — As the one-minute television campaign ad for U.S. Rep. Ron Barber extols the virtues of southern Arizona and independent thinking, the narrator's voice stands out. It's none other than the woman who once held the House seat: Gabby Giffords. Giffords and the...

  • North Korea detainee due back in Ohio

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    CINCINNATI (AP) — An Ohio man detained nearly six months in North Korea is expected to arrive home. No details for Jeffrey Fowle's return to southwest Ohio have been released, but the suburban Dayton city where he formerly worked said in a statement that he was expected home...

  • FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    DENVER (AP) — Authorities are investigating whether three teenage girls from suburban Denver who may have been trying to join Islamic State militants in Syria have friends or associates with similar intentions. A U.S. official said the evidence gathered so far made it clear that the...

  • Jurors see gruesome photos at Jodi Arias' trial

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    PHOENIX (AP) — Jurors at the sentencing retrial of convicted murderer Jodi Arias saw a series of gruesome photos that showed her boyfriend's dead body crammed into a shower at his house with his throat slit. Lawyers warned jurors that they would see graphic crime-scene photos and...

  • Ben Bradlee remembered for invigorating journalism

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    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...

  • Judge reviews mental state of stabbing suspect, 12

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    MILWAUKEE (AP) — A Wisconsin judge is deciding whether one of two 12-year-old girls accused of stabbing a classmate to please a fictional online horror character is mentally fit to stand trial. The girl's public defender says she isn't, and notes a psychologist who examined the girl...

  • Ebola victim's sister says hospital denied request

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) — The family of the first Ebola victim to die in the United States says the hospital that cared for him has refused for weeks to release lab results showing the effects of an experimental drug treatment, fanning their suspicions that the facility mishandled the...

  • Government to announce Social Security COLA

    Published: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Millions of older Americans who rely on government benefits are about to find out how much their monthly payments will increase next year. Preliminary figures suggest the annual cost-of-living adjustment for Social Security recipients, disabled veterans and federal...

  • Website asks high court to throw out lawsuit

    Updated: Wed, Oct 22, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer told the Washington Supreme Court on Tuesday that a lawsuit filed by three young girls who were sold as prostitutes on a website should be thrown out because the website didn't write the ads, so it's not liable. But the victims' lawyer said the website,...

  • Oilman Nelson Bunker Hunt dies at 88

    Updated: 12 min ago

    DALLAS (AP) — Nelson Bunker Hunt, a Texas oilman who once tried to corner the silver market with one of his brothers only to see the move end in financial disaster, has died. He was 88. Hunt died Tuesday at a Dallas assisted-living center after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease,...

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