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  • World Series: How the Giants and Royals match up

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    A position-by-position look at the San Francisco Giants and Kansas City Royals going into the World Series, starting Tuesday night at Kauffman Stadium: ___ First Base: Giants: Brandon Belt. After missing 96 games this year because of a broken thumb and concussion, Belt had the big...

  • US tops Haiti to advance in World Cup qualifying

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. women's soccer team completed Part I of its trip to the 2015 World Cup by doing the expected, dominating play Monday night in a 6-0 win over Haiti to finish unbeaten — and unscored upon — in group play in the CONCACAF championship. Abby Wambach had two...

  • Democrats slam Snyder over health care contract

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LANSING, Mich. (AP) — The Michigan Democratic Party on Monday accused Republican Gov. Rick Snyder's administration of twice extending a state contract without competitive bidding last year and increasing its worth earlier this year just a day after the company's executives held a...

  • Nolan to hold rally with VP Biden in Hibbing

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    HIBBING, Minn. (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden is coming to Minnesota's Iron Range to hold a get-out-the-vote rally this week. U.S. Rep. Rick Nolan's campaign announced that Nolan will hold an early vote and get-out-the-vote rally with Biden Thursday at Hibbing Community College. The...

  • Kansas governor, challenger discuss gay marriage

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Republican Gov. Sam Brownback has vowed during a debate to defend Kansas' ban on same-sex marriage. His Democratic challenger, Paul Davis, said Monday that he voted against the ban as a legislator because it would give the state an unwelcoming image. But he also...

  • Illinois governor candidates spar in last debate

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — The candidates for Illinois governor are making their case to voters in the third and final televised debate ahead of the November election. Gov. Pat Quinn is focusing on Illinois' drop in unemployment since he took office in 2009. The Chicago Democrat seeking a second...

  • Candidates start final push as early voting starts

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — The candidates in Alaska's hotly contested U.S. Senate race began their final push as early voting in the state began Monday. Democratic Sen. Mark Begich cast his ballot Monday in Anchorage. His campaign has been urging Alaskans to vote early and Democrats held...

  • Ross, Hutchinson get final digs in on tax cuts

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democratic Mike Ross are dueling over their competing tax cut plans and over who has the best record of working with both parties in their final televised debate in the Arkansas governor's race. The two candidates squared off...

  • Maine candidates tangle over taxes, the economy

    Updated: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Accusations flew Monday when the three men vying for Maine governor met for another televised debate dominated by the taxes, energy and the economy. The hour-long debate became bitter at times between Republican Gov. Paul LePage and Democrat Mike Michaud — who...

  • Governor hopefuls disagree on charter schools

    Published: Mon, Oct 20, 2014

    CHICAGO (AP) — Gov. Pat Quinn and Republican Bruce Rauner (ROW'-nur) disagree on whether to impose a moratorium on new charter schools in Illinois. The candidates for Illinois governor are facing off Monday in their final debate before the Nov. 4 election. Rauner is a supporter of...

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