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  • Obama raising campaign cash for Illinois governor

    1 hour, 37 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is helping raise campaign cash in the home stretch for Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn. Obama is in Chicago headlining a high-dollar fundraiser at the home of philanthropist Leslie Bluhm. The Quinn campaign says about ...

  • South Africa: White extremist's house stirs debate

    1 hour, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A proposal to turn the South African home of a slain white extremist into a state-funded museum has angered some South Africans who say certain symbols of their history of racial conflict should not be preserved. The ...

  • Dutch teen Verstappen set to become youngest in F1

    1 hour, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) SUZUKA, Japan (AP) — Dutch teenager Max Verstappen will become the youngest driver to take part in a Formula One Grand Prix weekend when he pilots a Toro Rosso in Friday morning's opening practice session at the Japanese Grand Prix. ...

  • Nearly 500 flights canceled at Chicago's airports

    1 hour, 40 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Weather caused delays and nearly 500 flights to be canceled at Chicago airports Thursday. The cancellations came about a week after sabotage at a suburban Chicago air traffic control center caused more than 2,000 canceled flights, disrupting ...

  • Royalty, Elvis at Duchess of Devonshire funeral

    1 hour, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — Hundreds of liveried staff, the heir to the British throne and the music of Elvis Presley have formed part of a final farewell for Deborah, Dowager Duchess of Devonshire, last of the unconventional Mitford sisters. Deborah, who ...

  • Prosecutors want death penalty drug info shielded

    1 hour, 48 minutes ago

    (AP) COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio prosecutors are pushing for laws that would shield the identity of pharmacies making a specialized dose of a lethal drug. Draft legislation that could be debated later this year also would grant anonymity to members ...

  • German train drivers vote for strikes

    1 hour, 50 minutes ago

    (AP) BERLIN (AP) — A union representing train drivers at Germany's national railway says its members have voted overwhelmingly to strike over a pay dispute. According to news agency dpa, GDL union spokeswoman Gerda Seibert said Thursday that 91 percent of ...

  • Pierson's undoing was quick as support vanished

    8 hours, 56 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — One lesson from Julia Pierson's short tenure as director of the agency that protects the first family: The Secret Service can't keep secrets from the president. Pierson's undoing was not telling the president about a Sept. 16 ...

  • Grain higher, livestock mixed

    1 hour, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) CHICAGO (AP) — Grain futures were higher Thursday in early trading on the Chicago Board of Trade. Wheat for Dec delivery was unchanged at $4.79 a bushel; Dec corn was 1.75 cents higher at $3.23 a bushel; Dec oats were ...

  • Senate hopeful grilled at Alaska fisheries debate

    1 hour, 58 minutes ago

    (AP) KODIAK, Alaska (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Dan Sullivan got grilled on his positions on fishing issues during a debate Wednesday night with Democratic Sen. Mark Begich in one of the largest fishing ports in the U.S. Sullivan, who ...

  • Slovakia: gas from Russia still down 50 percent

    1 hour, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) BRATISLAVA, Slovakia (AP) — Slovakia says its gas supplies from Russia are down 50 percent for a second day. Prime Minister Robert Fico says national gas company SPP has struck deals to get gas from other sources as a preventive ...

  • Suit: Toll-taker told not to say 'God bless you'

    2 hours, 2 minutes ago

    (AP) PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — A former Garden State Parkway toll collector has filed a civil rights lawsuit, saying a supervisor told her to stop saying "God bless you" to motorists. Cynthia Fernandez said her First Amendment rights were violated ...

  • Reno police arrest photographer in child porn case

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) RENO, Nev. (AP) — Reno police have arrested a 48-year-old man accused of taking pornographic photos of a 16-year-old aspiring model. Authorities say they were contacted in July by the girl, who told police she thought she may have been ...

  • Pope convenes Mideast envoys amid Islamic threat

    2 hours, 3 minutes ago

    (AP) VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis convened his ambassadors from across the Middle East on Thursday for three days of meetings to find ways to better protect Christians targeted by Islamic militants and care for those who have been forced ...

  • London exhibit charts chilling allure of gothic

    2 hours, 7 minutes ago

    (AP) LONDON (AP) — There's a part of us that loves to be scared. How else to explain the popularity of stories featuring haunted castles, lurking monsters and restless ghosts? Collectively they form a genre known as gothic, the subject of ...

  • Myanmar news website defaced by hackers

    2 hours, 8 minutes ago

    (AP) BANGKOK (AP) — A website covering news about Myanmar has been defaced by hackers a few days after its director won a prestigious press freedom award. Aung Zaw said Thursday's attack on The Irrawaddy website was one of many it ...

  • AP Top News at 10:42 a.m. EDT

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) HK police warn protesters not to charge buildings HONG KONG (AP) — Hong Kong police warned of serious consequences if pro-democracy protesters try to occupy government buildings, as they have threatened to do if the territory's leader didn't resign by ...

  • A look at new cases the Supreme Court to consider

    2 hours, 11 minutes ago

    (AP) A brief look at the new cases that the Supreme Court said Thursday it would consider during its 2014-2015 term, which begins Monday: —Whether retailer Abercrombie & Fitch discriminated against a Muslim woman who was denied a job because her ...

  • Adelson interested in northern New Jersey casino

    2 hours, 16 minutes ago

    (AP) ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson says he's interested in building a casino in the northern New Jersey Meadowlands if the state allows the expansion of gambling beyond Atlantic City. Speaking Wednesday at a casino industry ...

  • Washington crews try to oust persistent beaver

    2 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) PORT ORCHARD, Wash. (AP) — A road crew in Washington state has had it with a beaver that persists in building a dam under a bridge. Crews have removed a beaver dam three times since August. Each time the beaver ...

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