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  • Pathologist: Wife was given fatal dose of cyanide

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    PITTSBURGH (AP) — An autopsy pathologist testified Friday that the wife of a University of Pittsburgh medical researcher was given a fatal dose of cyanide, though he can't determine how or by whom. Dr. Todd Luckasevic's testimony came as Allegheny County prosecutors were wrapping up...

  • UW touts med school expansion in Spokane

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    SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — The University of Washington's plan to double the size of its medical school program in Spokane is the most cost-effective way to meet the state's need for more doctors, according to a new study released Friday. It's the latest skirmish in a battle between UW and...

  • Reproductive-rights group asks court to block law

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    OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — An attorney for a Norman abortion provider told an Oklahoma Supreme Court referee Friday that he will have to close his practice next week unless the court blocks a law that takes effect Saturday requiring abortion providers to have a physician with admitting...

  • Few seem worried about trick-or-treat pot candy

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    DENVER (AP) — Police in Colorado have warned parents to look out for pot-laced Halloween candy. But parents don't seem too worried. A Denver-based testing company offered 1,000 free kits to parents wanting to screen their trick-or-treaters' haul for marijuana's psychoactive chemical....

  • Absentee ballots pour in ahead of Election Day

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    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota election officials have accepted more than 125,000 absentee ballots, a drastic increase from this point in the last midterm election. The secretary of state's office Thursday released figures showing a 61 percent increase in absentee voting from the...

  • Detail in candidate spending reports varies widely

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    LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's statewide candidates vary widely on how they report their campaign trail spending, with some detailing every coffee shop meeting, taco run and plane ticket and others reporting tens of thousands in spending simply as large credit card payments to the bank....

  • Branstad aides waited to reveal 2nd prison problem

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    IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad's administration waited to tell the public for weeks about a second construction problem at the long-delayed new Iowa State Penitentiary, according to records obtained by The Associated Press. The emails obtained through the open records law...

  • PRC race pits GOP incumbent vs. ex-commissioner

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    ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — The only contested seat on the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission is pitting a Republican incumbent against a former Democratic commissioner who was once the panel's chairman. Ben Hall is seeking re-election to his District 5 seat on the powerful...

  • UN: Growing number of foreigners in terror groups

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    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — A new United Nations report says the world faces a challenge of foreign fighters in terror groups on an "unprecedented scale," with about 15,000 in Syria and Iraq alone. The report by a panel of experts monitoring al-Qaida and the Taliban, obtained Friday by The...

  • Fire causes evacuation of French state radio

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    PARIS (AP) — A fire at the Paris headquarters of French state radio forced radio stations housed inside to interrupt broadcasts, as columns of black smoke spilled out of windows. No one was hurt in the blaze at the massive Maison de la Radio in the capital's chic 16th arrondissement,...

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