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  • Number of Islamic extremists growing in Germany

    Updated: 2 hr ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency says the number of Islamic extremists in the country is growing rapidly. Hans-Georg Maassen says his agency estimates that some 6,300 people in Germany are adherents of a fundamentalist strain of Islam known as Salafism....

  • San Diego County: 1st West Nile death since 2007

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A 78-year-old man has become the first person to die of West Nile virus in San Diego County since 2007. The county's Health and Human Services Agency says the La Mesa man died earlier this month after being hospitalized with symptoms of encephalitis, a brain...

  • Hickenlooper joins 'personhood' opposition effort

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Gov. John Hickenlooper is joining abortion-rights advocates Saturday who are opposing a ballot measure to add "unborn human beings" to Colorado criminal code. The governor is listed as a "special guest" at the No On 67 rally in Aurora. Abortion-right advocates...

  • Vargas to take on Vogelsong in Game 4 of Series

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Even though Jason Vargas will be making his World Series debut for Kansas City in Game 4, the Fall Classic atmosphere in San Francisco will not be foreign to him. Four years ago, while home for the offseason in Arizona, Vargas and his wife decided to fly to San...

  • Parseghian turned around moribund Notre Dame

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Notre Dame's glory days seemed like a distant memory 50 years ago when Ara Parseghian took over as coach. The Fighting Irish finished 2-7 in 1963. The only thing that prevented them from likely matching the worst record in school history was a game against Iowa...

  • Bishop ousted as PGA of America president

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job. Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office,...

  • Democrats try to regain lost votes outside cities

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    PERRY, Ga. (AP) — Control of the Senate may turn on the ability of Democrats to regain some of the ground they've lost among rural and small town voters. The question is whether Democrats can limit Republicans' advantages outside cities, given how well the GOP has capitalized on many...

  • Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Guest lineups for the Sunday TV news shows: ABC's "This Week" — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas; George P. Bush, candidate for Texas Land Commissioner. ___ NBC's "Meet the Press"...

  • GOP candidates straddle the climate change issue

    Updated: 3 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans in competitive races are treading gingerly around climate change this campaign season, often saying they are not in a good position to make a judgment on the issue, then shifting quickly to express concern for the environment, the economy or both. "I am...

  • Snyder, Schauer at odds over economy, jobs

    Published: Sat, Oct 25, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Republican Rick Snyder is hyping jobs — "more and better jobs" — as he campaigns for another term as governor, contending that Michigan's resurgence is well underway and will continue under his guidance. Democrat Mark Schauer says the economic recovery is slowing...

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