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October 21, 2014

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  • Today in History

    59 minutes ago

    (AP) Today is Wednesday, Oct. 22, the 295th day of 2014. There are 70 days left in the year. Today's Highlight in History: On Oct. 22, 1934, bank robber Charles "Pretty Boy" Floyd was shot to death by federal agents and ...

  • Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses

    3 hours, 21 minutes ago

    (AP) CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — Wyoming has become the latest state to allow same-sex unions, bringing the wave of legalizations to a place where the 1998 beating death of Matthew Shepard galvanized a national push for gay rights. Gay couples began ...

  • 5 SC governor candidates meet in final debate

    4 hours, 10 minutes ago

    (AP) GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) — The two major challengers to South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley used the candidates' final debate to hammer her over problems with the state's child welfare agency and what they said is her lack of support for ...

  • Things to know about Arias sentencing retrial

    4 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) PHOENIX (AP) — A new jury in Phoenix will be asked to decide whether Jodi Arias should be executed for the gruesome murder of her former boyfriend. Lawyers made opening statements Tuesday at the sentencing retrial, more than a year ...

  • Raimondo, Fung meet in 1st televised debate

    4 hours, 30 minutes ago

    (AP) PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Democrat Gina Raimondo and Republican Allan Fung went after each other's leadership in the first televised debate of the Rhode Island governor's race, while voters also got an introduction to a wild-card third-party candidate. Raimondo, the ...

  • Family, friends remember women slain in Indiana

    4 hours, 32 minutes ago

    (AP) Seven women have been found dead this week in northwestern Indiana, one in a motel and six in abandoned houses in Gary. Darren Vann, 43, was charged Monday in the death of the woman whose body was found Friday at ...

  • Baker, Coakley to face off in gubernatorial debate

    4 hours, 33 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Martha Coakley and Republican Charlie Baker sparred on jobs, schools and services for families and children during a televised gubernatorial debate. Coakley says if elected she would focus on building a sustainable economy from the ground ...

  • AP Top Headlines At 8:16 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) US closes gap in Ebola screening of air travelers; Rwanda says it will check visitors from US American given surprise release from North Korea; US still pressing amnesty for 2 others Activists, militants say Islamic State group fighters seize weapons ...

  • Sparks fly throughout last Maine governor debate

    4 hours, 44 minutes ago

    (AP) AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — The final heated debate among the three men in a tight race for Maine governor has showcased their differences on a wide range of issues, including education and welfare. The televised debate involving Republican Gov. Paul ...

  • AP Top News At 8:08 p.m. EDT

    4 hours, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans North Korea frees US man; 2 more still detained IS fighters seize weapons cache meant for Kurds Assad pursues withering campaign against rebels McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide Washington Post ...

  • Elusive bobcat again escapes from New Jersey home

    5 hours ago

    (AP) STAFFORD TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — A pet bobcat that has repeatedly escaped from its owner's southern New Jersey home is again on the loose. The Asbury Park Press (http://on.app.com/1orDkIF) reports Rocky went missing from Ginny Fine's home in Stafford Township ...

  • Church official pleads guilty in looting case

    5 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston church official who said in an autobiography he was an enforcer for gangster James "Whitey" Bulger (BUHL'-jur) has pleaded guilty to federal charges he looted the church's assets. Edward MacKenzie Jr. is the former ...

  • Backpage.com ask high court to throw out lawsuit

    5 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) SEATTLE (AP) — A lawyer for Backpage.com told Washington's Supreme Court that a lawsuit filed by three sex trafficking victims should be thrown out because the website has immunity under a federal communications law. Jim Grant told the justices Tuesday ...

  • Colorado newspaper removed for campaign photo

    6 hours, 5 minutes ago

    (AP) FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) — A Colorado county clerk ordered a university to remove copies of the student newspaper from boxes outside the student union Tuesday because the front page had coverage of Democratic Sen. Mark Udall's visit to campus. ...

  • Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch

    6 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) SIDNEY, Mont. (AP) — Colorado man plans to plead guilty in Montana teacher killing that rattled Bakken oil patch.

  • Kansas independent Orman campaigns under the radar

    6 hours, 19 minutes ago

    (AP) LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) — Greg Orman has had barely a month to introduce himself to Kansas voters since unusual events thrust him into a neck-and-neck competition with three-term Republican Sen. Pat Roberts. Yet the independent candidate's schedule of public campaign ...

  • US says head of Gulf Cartel in custody

    6 hours, 36 minutes ago

    (AP) HOUSTON (AP) — U.S. authorities say they have arrested the head of the Gulf Cartel, one of Mexico's most violent drug trafficking rings. Federal prosecutors announced that 23-year-old Juan Francisco Saenz-Tamez made his initial court appearance in Beaumont on Tuesday ...

  • Massachusetts fire that killed 2 boys was accident

    7 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) LAWRENCE, Mass. (AP) — The Massachusetts fire marshal says an apartment fire that killed two boys was an accident caused by an electrical wiring failure. Fire Marshal Stephen Coan says the boys were found Tuesday in a third-floor bedroom at ...

  • AP Top U.S. News At 5:36 p.m. EDT

    7 hours, 22 minutes ago

    (AP) FBI: Denver girls may have tried to join jihadis US expands Ebola checks; Rwanda to check Americans Ebola causing spike in demand for hospital gear Cadaver dog searches in suspected serial killings Wyoming gay couples get marriage licenses Jury to ...

  • UK suspect pleads not guilty to US terror charges

    7 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) NEW YORK (AP) — A mentally ill British man accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Oregon has pleaded not guilty in New York to four terrorism charges. London's Metropolitan Police say Haroon Aswat was taken ...

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