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  • Judge suggests it's OK for Redskins to sue Indians

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge seems to think Native Americans offended by the Washington Redskins team name are properly being sued by the NFL franchise. Judge Gerald Bruce Lee in Virginia said Friday that it would be unprecedented if he agrees to dismiss the team's lawsuit...

  • Wolf, Corbett sprint to finish of governor's race

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's gubernatorial candidates sprinted toward the finish line Friday, going town to town and rally to rally making their final pitches and encouraging their supporters to cast ballots and get everyone they know to join them. Democrat Tom Wolf and...

  • Democrats in tight New England governor races

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Facing a darkening political climate, Democrats are locked in competitive governor races across New England as Republicans push their midterm offensive into one of the nation's last Democratic strongholds. Would-be Democratic governors — Rhode Island Treasurer...

  • Absentee ballots pour in ahead of Election Day

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota election officials have accepted more than 125,000 absentee ballots, a drastic increase from this point in the last midterm election. The secretary of state's office Thursday released figures showing a 61 percent increase in absentee voting from the...

  • Detail in candidate spending reports varies widely

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's statewide candidates vary widely on how they report their campaign trail spending, with some detailing every coffee shop meeting, taco run and plane ticket and others reporting tens of thousands in spending simply as large credit card payments to the bank....

  • Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problem

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited to tell the public for weeks about a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The emails obtained through the open records law...

  • Alabama governor to donate leftover campaign funds

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley said Friday he plans to set up a charitable organization to use leftover campaign funds for different projects, including perhaps for foster children and restoration of the Governor's Mansion. Bentley did something similar with his...

  • PRC race pits GOP incumbent vs. ex-commissioner

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The only contested seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is pitting a Republican incumbent against a former Democratic commissioner who was once the panel's chairman. Ben Hall is seeking re-election to his District 5 seat on the powerful...

  • After murder suspect is caught, a sigh of relief

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MILFORD, Pa. (AP) — For 48 days, Eric Frein was everywhere and nowhere, supposedly sighted again and again, only to melt back into the woods in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse. So on Friday, as state police paraded the gaunt and battered-looking former fugitive in front of a...

  • Man: Son bought 2 human skulls online 'as a joke'

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut man says two human skulls found at a garbage processing center had been purchased "as a joke" by his now-deceased son. Eighty-nine-year-old Fairfield resident Robert DiVitto told The Associated Press on Friday that he wasn't aware the skulls were...

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