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  • Clinton: Turn female economic issues into movement

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said Thursday that voters need to turn pay inequity and women's economic security into a political movement in the November elections and beyond, pointing to an issue that could animate a future presidential campaign....

  • France dismisses accusations it pays ransoms

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PARIS (AP) — President Francois Hollande is dismissing widespread suspicion that the French government pays ransoms to extremist groups to free French hostages. Islamic State militants have decapitated American and British hostages in recent weeks, while four French journalists held...

  • AP Interview: Hamas No. 2 says war a lesser option

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    GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Hamas does not want another war with Israel, the Islamic militant group's No. 2 leader said in an interview Thursday, but he suggested more fighting is inevitable unless a deal is reached on ending seven years of Israeli-Egyptian border closures of...

  • Leading Bahrain activist released from jail

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahraini authorities on Thursday released human rights activist Maryam al-Khawaja, who was being held for questioning after her arrest on arrival in the Gulf Arab country last month. Al-Khawaja continues to face charges of assaulting police after she refused to...

  • Tiger Woods says he might coach himself

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — The next swing coach for Tiger Woods might be Tiger Woods. Woods posted a blog on his website Thursday saying there was no "hard-and-set" rule on finding a new swing coach. He parted way with Sean Foley last month after two years. Woods only completed 25 founds...

  • Authorities: Nebraska slaying victim from Colorado

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NORTH PLATTE, Neb. (AP) — Authorities in western Nebraska say a man whose body was found on a riverbank was from Colorado. The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office on Thursday identified the man as 43-year-old Lonnie Sanchez, of Hoehne, Colorado. The office says two people reported seeing...

  • Ad Watch: Claims in Pennsylvania governor's race

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    HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A look at key claims being made in TV ads that are being aired in Pennsylvania's campaign for governor ahead of the Nov. 4 election. ____ THEME: Gov. Tom Corbett attacks the claim that he cut education funding. TITLE: "Statistics Class." LENGTH: 30 seconds....

  • Texas Agriculture Commissioner Staples to resign

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples said Thursday he will quit his statewide-elected office early to become president of the Texas Oil and Gas Association, one of the state's most powerful trade groups. Staples has been the state's chief agriculture...

  • Orman launches new ad in US Senate race in Kansas

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    TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Independent candidate Greg Orman is launching a new statewide television ad in the U.S. Senate race in Kansas to counter criticism from Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. The ad began Thursday in the Kansas City, Topeka and Wichita markets. In it, Orman says Washington...

  • Denver deputy fired for lying in use of force case

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    DENVER (AP) — A Denver sheriff's deputy has been fired for lying about another deputy's assault of an inmate. Safety Director Stephanie O'Malley on Thursday announced the dismissal of William Lewis, saying the department will not tolerate deceit. O'Malley says Lewis lied about a July...

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