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  • Severed arm grabs spotlight at Civil War museum

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) — A well-preserved human forearm that was once displayed near the Antietam National Battlefield as "The Arm of the Unknown Soldier" is now grabbing the Halloween spotlight at the National Museum of Civil War Medicine. Officials at the Frederick, Maryland, museum...

  • Alabama monitors 3 from Ebola outbreak areas

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Alabama has monitored three people who traveled to the state from west African countries with Ebola outbreaks, and there have been no problems, the state health officer said Thursday. Dr. Don Williamson and Gov. Robert Bentley held a news conference to provide...

  • District may change textbook due to abortion law

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PHOENIX (AP) — A Phoenix suburb's school district may revise a high school honors biology textbook to add or remove content because of a 2-year-old state law on abortion-related instructional material. The Gilbert Unified School District board voted 3-2 Tuesday night to have district...

  • US voters deciding on billions for conservation

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Voters across the nation are deciding whether to set aside billions of dollars for parks and preservation in what some environmentalists are calling one of the most significant elections for land conservation in American history. Pollsters say it's one of the...

  • Manning-Brady rivalry began in obscurity

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — The greatest quarterback rivalry in NFL history began quietly with plenty of empty seats on a cloudy, cool and windy afternoon at Foxboro Stadium on Sept. 30, 2001. Baby-faced backup Tom Brady, a sixth-round draft pick from Michigan the year before, made his first career...

  • US, UN condemn renewed violence in South Sudan

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The United States and United Nations on Thursday condemned a recent outbreak of violence around an oil-rich town in South Sudan, as experts predicted a return to mass violence in the coming weeks. South Sudan has seen near civil war conditions since last December...

  • McCrory says he's assessing NC Medicaid expansion

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Gov. Pat McCrory said Thursday he's weighing whether to expand Medicaid, the health insurance plan for the poor and disabled, adding to signs that state Republican leaders may reconsider their opposition to extending the social program. In addition to shaping a...

  • Daugaard outspent Wismer 3 to 1 governor's race

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    PIERRE, S.D. (AP) — Campaign finance reports show incumbent Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard has brought in more than three times as much money as state Rep. Susan Wismer in the race for South Dakota's next governor. The final reports published before the election show Daugaard has...

  • Leading voice on agriculture fights to keep job

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — For the first time in two decades, U.S. Rep. Collin Peterson finds himself fighting hard to keep his job and avert a loss that could cost Minnesota one of Congress' most influential voices on farm matters. Peterson, the ranking minority member and former chairman of...

  • GOP senators urge Obama to hold off on immigration

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The three Republican senators responsible for comprehensive immigration legislation, which remains stalled in Congress, on Thursday urged President Barack Obama to hold off on any steps to shield millions of people from deportation. "Acting by executive order on an...

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