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  • Sun-Times owner sells suburban papers to Tribune

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The parent company of the Chicago Sun-Times has sold six daily newspapers and 32 weekly publications to Tribune Publishing Co. In announcing the deal Friday, Tribune executives said the suburban Chicago newspapers will help the company expand its "hyper local" news...

  • Downey, Watson, Dench honored by British Academy

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) — There was a bit of a British invasion at the Beverly Hilton hotel, as BAFTA Los Angeles hosted its annual Britannia Awards, honoring film and television talent from both sides of the pond, including director Mike Leigh and actors Dame Judi Dench, Emma...

  • Emmitt Smith to NFL: Don't devalue running backs

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    The man who brought as much value to the position as anyone in football history, Smith is the career rushing leader with 18,355 yards. DeMarco Murray, the guy currently toting the ball for the team Smith helped win three Super Bowls, the Dallas Cowboys, isn't faring too poorly this...

  • NM candidates shine light on domestic violence

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Domestic violence has come into focus in the final stretch of New Mexico's election season. First-term U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, a Democrat, is running ads touting his support for anti-domestic violence and anti-stalking legislation. Former prosecutor Susan...

  • 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...

  • New political ads focus on Burke's Trek departure

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Late ads in Wisconsin's race for governor focus on Democrat Mary Burke's departure from her family's company, Trek Bicycles. Burke disputed a claim this week from Trek's former co-president, Tom Albers, that she was fired in 1993 as head of overseas operations...

  • Last race for lieutenant governor offers contrasts

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Henry McMaster and Bakari Sellers agree South Carolina's last separate election for lieutenant governor offers voters a stark contrast. McMaster touts his experience, as a former U.S. attorney under President Ronald Reagan and a two-term state attorney general....

  • Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problem

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited for weeks to announce a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary. Records suggest that Branstad aides saw the $165.5 million maximum-security prison in Fort Madison as a potential...

  • Sony's quarterly loss balloons on mobile woes

    Updated: Fri, Oct 31, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — Sony's losses ballooned to 136 billion yen ($1.2 billion) last quarter as the Japanese electronics and entertainment company's troubled mobile phone division reported huge red ink. The Tokyo-based maker of the PlayStation 4 video game machines, Spider-Man movies and...

  • 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, which would be a significant step toward resuming a human rights dialogue that Pyongyang broke off in 2003. On Thursday, a North...

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