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  • Kansas Democratic Party contributes $90K to Davis

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A finance report shows that the Kansas Democratic Party contributed $90,000 in the past week to gubernatorial nominee Paul Davis' campaign against Republican Gov. Sam Brownback. The report filed Thursday also showed that Davis raised an additional $85,400 in...

  • GOP looks to western Ky. in bid to win state House

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    PRINCETON, Ky. (AP) — Western Kentucky's conservative terrain has turned into fertile ground for Republicans hoping to produce a new majority in the state's House of Representatives after nearly a century of dominance by Democrats. The GOP holds seven House seats in the state's...

  • Democrats in tight New England governor races

    Published: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — 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 in Rhode Island, Massachusetts and even New Hampshire have seen...

  • Africans worst responders in Ebola crisis

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The head of Africa's continental body did not get to an Ebola-hit country until last week — months after alarm bells first rang and nearly 5,000 deaths later. Pledges to deploy 2,000 African health workers have remained largely that — promises. No African...

  • EU confirms North Korea invite for rights visit

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A European Union official on Friday confirmed that North Korea has invited the EU's special representative for human rights to visit the country. A visit by Stavros Lambrinidis would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue between the EU and...

  • Uganda-North Korea ties grow amid democracy doubts

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda gave a state banquet late Thursday in honor of North Korea's ceremonial head of state, praising Pyongyang for what he said was its prominent role in fighting imperialism. Kim Yong Nam, the president of the country's...

  • Shelters fill up after deadly Sri Lanka mudslide

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    KOSLANDA, Sri Lanka (AP) — Sri Lankan authorities warned of more landslides at a tea plantation where a deadly torrent of mud swept away scores of homes this week, but residents said Friday there was no room left at the shelters and no alternative housing for them to move to. They...

  • Coal miners stuck in the middle of Ukraine's war

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    DONETSK, Ukraine (AP) — Glistening black sweat rolls down the spine of a beefy miner as he jackhammers bedrock along the shaft at the Chelyuskintsev coal mine in Donetsk, Ukraine's eastern industrial heartland. Vitaly Khristich is one of hundreds of miners who each day brave the...

  • Bank of Japan redoubles efforts to revive economy

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Japan's central bank surprised the financial world and pleased investors Friday by intensifying its purchases of government bonds and other assets to try to revive a chronically anemic economy. The Bank of Japan's move to pump trillions more yen into the financial system...

  • New search planned for grave of Spanish poet Lorca

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MADRID (AP) — Archeologists will start inspecting land in southern Spain near where the acclaimed poet Federico Garcia Lorca is believed to have been executed and buried at the start of the Spanish Civil War in 1936, officials said Friday. Soundings will begin on Nov. 17 in a...

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