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  • Grimes campaign sues state GOP over mailings

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes' Senate campaign has filed a lawsuit accusing the Kentucky Republican Party of sending flyers aimed at suppressing voter turnout Tuesday. The suit filed Friday in Franklin Circuit Court requests an injunction to block further...

  • Canada restricts visas amid Ebola scare

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TORONTO (AP) — Canada has joined Australia in suspending entry visas for people from Ebola-stricken countries in West Africa in an attempt to keep the deadly disease away. Canada's Conservative government said Friday it is suspending visa applications for residents and nationals of...

  • UN resolution urges Myanmar to drop identity plan

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new U.N. draft resolution takes aim at Myanmar's aggressive campaign to have its Rohingya Muslims identify as a term they reject, urging "access to full citizenship on an equal basis." The European Union-drafted resolution, obtained Friday by The Associated...

  • Colombians jailed in Venezuela for $15 grocery run

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A $15 grocery run has cost two single mothers from Colombia 48 days in jail, along with the threat of a 14-year prison sentence, as a result of a crackdown on smuggling in Venezuela that is ratcheting up tensions and highlighting growing economic distortions...

  • Cyclists kidnapped, ransomed near Mexico City

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MEXICO CITY (AP) — Seven cyclists and an assistant who were kidnapped while on a training ride in the mountainous outskirts of the Mexican capital were released hours later after a ransom was paid, authorities said Friday. The five men and three women were back with their families...

  • UN expresses 'deep outrage' at Islamic State group

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. Security Council is expressing its "deep outrage" at the killings, kidnapping, rapes and torture by the Islamic State group in Iraq. A press statement Friday evening notes that some of the actions "may constitute war crimes and crimes against humanity."...

  • Creator of Operation couldn't afford own operation

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BLOOMINGDALE,Ill. (AP) — The creator of the board game Operation can't afford an operation of his own. But John Spinello, of Bloomingdale, Illinois, is finding out how much people love the 50-year-old game after friends raised beyond their expectations in an online campaign. Spinello...

  • Seattle megachurch dissolves after founder resigns

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    SEATTLE (AP) — Two weeks after lead Mars Hill Church pastor Mark Driscoll resigned amid questions about his leadership, the Seattle megachurch he founded announced Friday it was dissolving its network of branches across four states. The church said on its website that the best future...

  • Kansas tax collections fall $23M short in October

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Kansas says its tax collections in October fell $23 million short of expectations and the bad news came days before the end of Republican Gov. Sam Brownback's tight race for re-election. The Department of Revenue reported Friday that the state collected $417...

  • Navajo elections director agrees to postpone race

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — The elections director on the Navajo Nation under threat of a contempt charge said he will scrap Tuesday's election for tribal president and hold the contest at a later date. The announcement Friday came amid a dispute over a requirement that presidential...

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