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  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 4:43 A.M.

    Obama adviser: President’s speech had specifics

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A senior adviser to President Barack Obama’s campaign says the Democrat’s convention speech offered plenty of specifics that show voters where he wants to take this …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:35 A.M.

    Not heard much in Charlotte: TARP, stimulus

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — They are the missing pages of a convention story line, ideas and initiatives once prominently featured in President Barack Obama’s agenda. Climate change. Economic stimulus. The …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:26 A.M.

    Text of Obama’s acceptance speech

    Text of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign: ___


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 1:23 A.M.

    Where’d the time go? Obama girls now young women

    NEW YORK (AP) — Who were those willowy young women with Barack and Michelle Obama — and where’d they hide little Sasha and Malia? Four years is a long time …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:36 A.M.

    Obama, Romney plunge into 60-day race to election

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sixty days to the election, President Barack Obama is charging onto the campaign trail pleading for patience from hard-pressed Americans toying with the notion of change, …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:31 A.M.

    Obama’s task: Keep the race a choice

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s fall mission: Remind voters why they chose him in the first place, hope the economy doesn’t get worse — and paint Mitt Romney …


  • FRIDAY, SEPT. 7, 2012, 12:27 A.M.

    FACT CHECK: Obama and the phantom peace dividend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 9:11 P.M.

    FACT CHECK: Obama and the phantom peace dividend

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama laid claim to a peace dividend that doesn’t exist when he told the nation he wants to use money saved by ending wars to …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 8:16 P.M.

    Obama’s convention evolution complete

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama’s convention evolution is complete. Eight years ago, the little-known Democrat rocketed into the political spotlight with a soaring convention keynote address. Four years …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:35 P.M.

    Transcript of Barack Obama’s remarks

    A transcript of President Barack Obama’s remarks Thursday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Obama campaign: ___


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:30 P.M.

    Obama says path forward won’t be quick or easy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Preaching patience, President Barack Obama is telling voters at the Democratic National Convention that solving many of the nation’s toughest challenges will take a few years. …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 3:54 P.M.

    Obama speech: Hope has become hang in there

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — For President Barack Obama, hope has become hang in there. On the biggest stage of his re-election bid, Obama is dropping some tough love on voters, …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 1:39 P.M.

    US jobs outlook improves as campaign heats up

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The jobs outlook in the U.S. brightened a bit Thursday just before President Barack Obama was to make his case for re-election to the American people. Fewer …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 1:23 P.M.

    Obama faces obstacles in holding North Carolina

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Keeping North Carolina in the Democratic column this year may prove hard for President Barack Obama. North Carolina’s unemployment rate is among the nation’s highest. Social …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 12:50 P.M.

    Remnant of Hurricane Isaac lurks in Gulf of Mexico

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — If a well-traveled remnant of last week’s Hurricane Isaac becomes a tropical system in the Gulf of Mexico, it would be a rare but not unprecedented …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 12:32 P.M.

    Romney defends Afghanistan omission

    CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Thursday defended his decision not to discuss the Afghanistan war in his convention speech. He said he didn’t plan to …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 10:21 A.M.

    Schumer: Senate should vote soon on Ryan budget

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Sen. Chuck Schumer says he wants the Senate to vote soon on the Ryan budget to put Republicans, including presidential running mates Mitt Romney and Paul …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 10:13 A.M.

    APNewsBreak: Tests confirm oil came from BP spill

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Laboratory tests show that globs of oil found on two Louisiana beaches after Hurricane Isaac came from the 2010 BP spill. Tests run by Louisiana State …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 7:33 A.M.

    Isaac’s remnants relieves some drought states

    ST. LOUIS (AP) — Hurricane Isaac’s remnants dumped heavy rain on some key Midwest farming states, dramatically lessening the drought there while corn-producing heavyweights Iowa and Nebraska missed out on …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 5:19 A.M.

    Obama to sketch path forward after Clinton pitch

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama goes before the Democratic National Convention and the nation on Thursday for a capstone speech designed not just to persuade undecided voters to …


  • THURSDAY, SEPT. 6, 2012, 12:26 A.M.

    Bill Clinton fires up Dems before Obama’s speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — God is back in the Democratic platform and people rooting for President Barack Obama hope the dazzle is back in him. With war ending, the health …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 9:21 P.M.

    Clinton boosts Obama in rousing convention speech

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — In an impassioned speech that rocked the Democratic National Convention, former President Bill Clinton proclaimed Wednesday night, “I know we’re coming back” from the worst economic …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 8:20 P.M.

    Transcript of Bill Clinton’s remarks

    A transcript of former President Bill Clinton’s remarks Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention, as provided by the Democratic Party: ___


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 7:01 P.M.

    Women’s rights leader sends alarm on health issues

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Attorney and women’s rights activist Sandra Fluke (FLOOK) is sounding dire warnings at the Democratic National Convention on a range of health issues if the GOP …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 5:46 P.M.

    Dems twist jobs numbers and GOP Medicare ideas

    WASHINGTON (AP) — On Day 2 of the Democratic National Convention, speakers cherry-picked employment numbers to make President Barack Obama’s record on jobs look better than it is and misrepresented …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 5:28 P.M.

    Clinton: Obama showing way to more modern economy

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama inherited a wreck of an economy, “put a floor under the crash” and laid the foundation for millions of good new jobs, former …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 4:06 P.M.

    Reported theft of Romney tax records being probed

    FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — The Secret Service said Wednesday it is investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records during a break-in at …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 3:58 P.M.

    Oil from BP spill uncovered by Isaac’s waves

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Waves from Hurricane Isaac uncovered oil previously buried along Gulf Coast beaches, exposing crude that wasn’t cleaned up after the BP spill in 2010. Since Isaac …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 2:23 P.M.

    Secret Service probing theft of Romney tax records

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Secret Service says it’s investigating the reported theft of copies of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s federal tax records before 2010. A letter sent anonymously to …


  • WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 5, 2012, 1:25 P.M.

    Ryan supports prayer in schools if states agree

    PROVO, Utah (AP) — Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan said Wednesday that he supports prayer in public schools. The Wisconsin congressman addressed the issue during a brief stop inside …


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