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  • Democrat Michaud outlines ideas around health care

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Gubernatorial hopeful Mike Michaud on Monday touted a 10-part health care plan that includes taking advantage of telemedicine, supporting preventative care and improving substance abuse and mental health services. The Democrat challenging Gov. Paul LePage again...

  • Obama opens campaign against campus sexual assault

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden plan to announce a campus sexual assault awareness campaign from the White House Friday, with a special focus on engaging men in the fight against a largely hidden problem. White House officials say the campaign,...

  • Parts of east Serbia cut off in new Balkan flood

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — New floods in the Balkans isolated parts of eastern Serbia on Monday as swollen rivers swept away roads and bridges, cutting power supplies and phone lines. Emergency measures have been declared in the hardest-hit municipalities where heavy rains caused rivers...

  • Tiny Qatar plays outsize role in US war strategy

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Just miles from where former Guantanamo Bay terror suspects have resettled, American warplanes take off from Qatar's al-Udeid air base in the global war on extremism. The contrast in images illustrates why tiny but rich Qatar is an intriguing player in what President...

  • OHSU: $72 million needed for Knight cancer grant

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Oregon Health & Science University officials say they've raised most of the $500 million they need to secure a matching gift from Nike co-founder Phil Knight and his wife, Penny. University officials told a state Senate committee on Monday that they've raised $428...

  • Ads in Minnesota governor race not candidates'

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Democrat Mark Dayton and Republican Jeff Johnson are the stars of television ads in their race for Minnesota governor. But neither can claim ownership of the spots because outside groups have done all of the airing so far. Research by The Associated Press shows...

  • AP Interview: Durbin denies 'bullying' businesses

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CHICAGO (AP) — U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin is unabashedly defending his name-calling and other attacks on Illinois businesses looking to locate their headquarters overseas — moves his Republican challenger has described as "bullying" and the kind of anti-business behavior that's hampering...

  • Group hits Rep. Coffman on "dark" money

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    DENVER (AP) — A group hoping to combat secret money in politics is airing an ad against Rep. Mike Coffman. CounterPAC accuses Coffman of refusing to reject support from third party groups that don't disclose their donors. Coffman is a Republican. His Democratic opponent, Andrew...

  • Egypt says Suez Canal expansion fully funded

    Updated: 5 hr ago

    CAIRO (AP) — The head of Egypt's Central Bank says it has raised $8.5 billion for the construction of an expansion of the Suez Canal by selling investment certificates. Hisham Ramez told Al-Hayat TV that the bank secured the funds in just eight days by selling non-tradable...

  • Decades later, Vietnam soldiers get Medal of Honor

    Updated: 6 hr ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two Vietnam War soldiers — one still living, one killed in action — received the Medal of Honor in a White House ceremony on Monday, nearly 50 years after they threw themselves into harm's way to protect their brothers in combat. President Barack Obama praised the...

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