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  • NRA buys $218k in ads opposing Tennant for Senate

    Updated: 29 min ago

    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — The National Rifle Association is putting almost $218,000 toward ads opposing Democrat Natalie Tennant's bid for U.S. Senate. Federal election records show the NRA's Political Victory Fund bought radio and Internet ad space last week. Earlier this month, the...

  • At 69, satirist keeps South Africa laughing

    Updated: 44 min ago

    JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The cross-dressing South African satirist says he doesn't tell jokes and can't remember punchlines. "Sometimes the truth is funnier," said Pieter-Dirk Uys, who lampooned the leaders of white racist rule decades ago and now pokes fun at South Africa's politics 20...

  • ECB under pressure as inflation falls again

    Updated: 44 min ago

    LONDON (AP) — Inflation across the 18 euro countries dipped further toward zero in September, piling pressure on the European Central Bank to pull the trigger on its biggest stimulus weapon — a large-scale program to create new money. Expectations that the bank will back such a...

  • White House front door now locks automatically

    Updated: 44 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the front door to the White House now locks automatically in a security breach. Pierson told a House panel that the switch to automatic locks at the White House's north door was made after an Army veteran jumped the fence on...

  • Transgender teacher who fought school boards dies

    Updated: 47 min ago

    LITTLE EGG HARBOR, N.J. (AP) — Lily McBeth, the teacher whose battles with school boards in conservative areas of New Jersey made her a reluctant symbol of the transgender rights movement, has died. She was 80. McBeth died Sept. 24 near her home in Little Egg Harbor after a long...

  • 1 student shot; 2nd in custody at NC high school

    Updated: 58 min ago

    ALBEMARLE, N.C. (AP) — A student was shot by a fellow student outside a North Carolina High School on Tuesday morning just minutes before classes began, authorities said. The shooting happened around 7:40 a.m. as the two male students argued in an on campus courtyard at Albemarle High...

  • Secret Service: Use of force being reviewed

    Updated: 58 min ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Secret Service Director Julia Pierson says the agency's security plan to protect the White House was not properly executed when an Army veteran with a knife jumped the fence and made his way well into the executive mansion. Pierson says all decisions and actions made...

  • Ukrainians gear up for winter without Russian gas

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — For Alexei Polezhai, who sells water heaters and wood-burning stoves at his two shops in Kiev, sales this fall have been remarkably good considering the dramatic collapse in the rest of the Ukrainian economy this year. Ukrainians are rushing to insulate their...

  • Iraqi Arabs claim persecution by Kurds

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    KIRKUK, Iraq (AP) — When Sunni militants captured Mosul, Iraq's second largest city, in June, Abu Sara and his family feared their town of Taza, located some 50 kilometers southeast of the city, would inevitably be next. Government soldiers had dropped their weapons and abandoned their...

  • Hostage tale suggests IS wary of upsetting Turkey

    Updated: 1 hr ago

    SILOPI, Turkey (AP) — Turkish truck driver Ozgur Simsek was sleeping off a 1,000-kilometer (620-mile) fuel run to the Qayara power station in Iraq, he said, when he heard banging on his vehicle's door. "IS took over last night," the power plant's foreman shouted, referring to the...

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