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  • Illinois governor candidates spar on finance, jobs

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Locked in a neck-and-neck contest ahead of November, Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican challenger Bruce Rauner sparred on jobs, Illinois' financial issues and qualifications in their final televised debate Monday. Like the previous two debates, the matchup between the...

  • Raimondo, Fung set to square off in TV debate

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung are squaring off in the first televised debate of the general election campaign. The gubernatorial candidates are scheduled to participate in a debate in Providence on Tuesday evening. It's being aired live on...

  • Few hopes of success in Hong Kong talks

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong officials and student leaders will hold talks Tuesday to try to end pro-democracy protests that have gripped the southern Chinese city for more than three weeks, though chances of success are slim given the vast differences between the two sides. The city's...

  • US urges Japan to be bolder in opening markets

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    TOKYO (AP) — U.S. Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker is urging Japan to be bolder in opening its markets to help reach a deal on a pan-Pacific trade agreement. Pritzker, who is leading the Commerce Department's first trade mission to Japan in two decades, said Tuesday that U.S. and...

  • Nobel laureate to be honored in Philadelphia

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A Pakistani teenager awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts to promote girls' education will be honored in Philadelphia. Malala Yousafzai (mah-LAH'-lah YOO'-suhf-zeye) will accept the Liberty Medal on Tuesday at the National Constitution Center. A Taliban...

  • Oscar de la Renta, legendary designer, dead at 82

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    NEW YORK (AP) — Oscar de la Renta, who dressed first ladies, socialites and Hollywood stars for more than four decades, has died. He was 82. Family members say the Dominican-born de la Renta died Monday evening at his Connecticut home. De la Renta was among a group of designers that...

  • Oklahoma Guard: No injuries after midair collision

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    MOLINE, Kan. (AP) — The Oklahoma Air National Guard says two of its fighter jets collided over southeast Kansas during a training exercise, with one pilot ejecting from one of the aircraft. The Oklahoma Guard's Col. Max Moss said neither pilot was seriously injured in the midair...

  • Closing arguments set in trial of Tsarnaev friend

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BOSTON (AP) — Closing arguments are scheduled in the federal trial of a friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev (joh-HAHR' tsahr-NEYE'-ehv). Robel Phillipos is charged with lying to the FBI about being in Tsarnaev's dorm room at the University of...

  • Home where babies' bodies found being torn down

    Updated: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    BLACKSTONE, Mass. (AP) — The squalid Massachusetts house in which the skeletal remains of three dead infants were found is being torn down. The Board of Health in the city of Blackstone ordered the demolition to begin Tuesday. It is expected to take two days. The woman who lived in...

  • Wyoming prepares to legalize same-sex marriage

    Published: Tue, Oct 21, 2014

    CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming stands poised to become the latest state to allow gay marriage as a wave of court rulings brings expanded rights to same-sex couples across the nation. The state was scheduled to file a legal notice saying it won't defend a Wyoming law that defined...

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