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  • In testimony, Romney was skeptical of Staples

    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — In newly unsealed testimony related to Staples founder Tom Stemberg’s divorce, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he was initially skeptical of the idea for Staples, …


  • Defiant Texas AG wants to keep poll observers out

    AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Don’t mess with Texas elections. That’s the double-down message Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott delivered Thursday to international poll watchers who plan to come and observe …


  • AP-GfK poll: Romney edging out Obama on economy

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are growing increasingly optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy, and likely voters trust Republican Mitt Romney slightly more than President Barack Obama to do …


  • Panetta: US lacked early info on Benghazi attack

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military did not quickly intervene during the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Libya last month because military leaders did not have adequate intelligence information …


  • Judge OKs release of Romney divorce case testimony

    CANTON, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts judge on Thursday granted a request to unseal testimony by GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney in the decades-old divorce of Staples founder Tom Stemberg. …


  • AP-GfK poll: Romney erases Obama lead among women

    WASHINGTON (AP) — What gender gap? Less than two weeks out from Election Day, Republican Mitt Romney has erased President Barack Obama’s 16-point advantage among women, a new Associated Press-GfK …


  • Powell standing by Obama in 2012 presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, a longtime Republican, is sticking with President Barack Obama in this year’s election. He told CBS’ “This Morning” he respects fellow …


  • White House told of Libyan attack claim Sept. 11

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Two hours after the U.S. Consulate came under attack in Benghazi, Libya, the White House was told that a militant group was claiming responsibility for the violence …


  • Ind. Senate candidate criticized over rape comment

    NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — Top Republicans were slow to embrace tea party-backed Indiana Senate candidate Richard Mourdock after he ousted a longtime GOP senator from office. Though he eventually …


  • NY cop killed in traffic stop called ‘exemplary’

    BELLEROSE TERRACE, N.Y. (AP) — A suburban New York City police officer killed after being shot in what started out as a traffic stop was an “exemplary officer,” a county …


  • Romney works to paint bid as candidacy on the rise

    MORRISON, Colo. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday rallied thousands of supporters at the majestic Red Rocks Amphitheatre, casting his bid as a candidacy on the upswing …


  • Northern Calif. walloped by early wintry weather

    FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A storm from the Gulf of Alaska stalled for a second day over Northern California, blanketing mountains with snow, spawning a tornado near the state capital …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Social nets grab ‘horses and bayonets’ debate line

    President Barack Obama countered Mitt Romney’s Big Bird and binders on Monday night with horses, bayonets and Battleship. Who won? The Internet, of course. Obama’s broadside reply to Romney’s shot …


  • FACT CHECK: Flunking geography, history

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • FACT CHECK: Missteps in final presidential debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Voters didn’t always get the straight goods when President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney made their case for foreign policy and national security leadership Monday night …


  • Tropical Storm Sandy forms south of Jamaica

    MIAMI (AP) — Tropical Storm Sandy developed south of Jamaica on Monday, becoming the 18th named storm of a busy Atlantic season that has seen only two hurricanes make landfall. …


  • Tropical depression forms south of Jamaica

    MIAMI (AP) — A tropical depression formed south of Jamaica on Monday and forecasters say it will likely strengthen into Tropical Storm Sandy later in the day. The National Hurricane …


  • San Diego media baron promotes conservative causes

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — The new media barons of America’s eighth-largest city are upfront about wanting to use their newspaper to promote their agenda of downtown development and politically conservative …


  • Obama, Romney cram foreign policy for last debate

    WASHINGTON (AP) — One day out from their last debate, Republican Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama are cramming foreign policy and taking a rare break from swing-state campaigning. Monday’s …


  • Romney ups criticism of Obama’s second-term plans

    DELRAY BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Heading into the campaign’s final weeks, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is upping his criticism of President Barack Obama’s plans for a second term, accusing …


  • Jobless rate falls in most battleground states

    CLEVELAND (AP) — Unemployment rates fell last month in nearly all of the battleground states that will determine the presidential winner, giving President Barack Obama fresh fodder to argue that …


  • Ryan says Obama misleading on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan slammed President Barack Obama on Friday for describing response to the deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal” and said the …


  • Ryan says Obama stonewalling on Libya questions

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, responding to President Barack Obama’s description of the response to a deadly attack in Libya as “not optimal,” on Friday accused …


  • After a few laughs, Romney, Obama back to the fray

    NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney are returning to the sometimes-nasty rhetoric of a close presidential campaign after a brief truce, renewing their focus …


  • If elected, Romney wants a say in ‘fiscal cliff’

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s transition team is quietly talking with government officials and Capitol Hill to develop a plan, if he’s elected, to prevent massive cuts to the defense …


  • Calif., other states take part in earthquake drill

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — Millions of Americans preparing to survive an earthquake ducked under tables and covered their heads Thursday as part of the annual “Great ShakeOut” drill. Organizers said …


  • Obama: Romney ‘whiffed’ on tax cut explanation

    MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) — President Barack Obama says Mitt Romney can’t explain his plan for a $5 trillion tax cut. Addressing a rally in New Hampshire, Obama said his Republican …


  • Disgraced NYPD chief surfaces at perjury trial

    NEW YORK (AP) — Federal inmate No. 84888-054 has saluted victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on his blog. He’s also used it to lend his opposition to an …


  • Decades late, FDR memorial park is opening in NYC

    NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City memorial park honoring President Franklin Roosevelt has been completed 40 years after the original design. The Franklin D. Roosevelt Four Freedoms Park …

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