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  • Crucial Ohio at the heart of presidential campaign

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — It’s all about Ohio — again. The economy has improved here, and so has President Barack Obama’s standing, putting pressure on Republican Mitt Romney in a …


  • Police say Texas teen killed to keep her quiet

    CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man accused of raping a 16-year-old girl used social media to lure her to a meeting, abduct her from her school and drive her …


  • 9/11 WTC health program adds 50 types of cancer

    NEW YORK (AP) — The federal government has added about 50 types of cancer to the list of Sept. 11 World Trade Center-related illnesses that will be covered by a …


  • Colleagues mourn officer killed in Obama motorcade

    WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The danger in seemingly banal police work of directing traffic and shutting down roadways gained new attention Monday as colleagues mourned an officer who …


  • Son recalls rescue from sinking plane in Pacific

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A single-engine amphibious plane that lost power off California’s central coast plunged into the ocean so hard, its doors broke off the hinges, one of the …


  • Study: Placebo or not, acupuncture helps with pain

    CHICAGO (AP) — Acupuncture gets a thumbs-up for helping relieve pain from chronic headaches, backaches and arthritis in a review of more than two dozen studies — the latest analysis …


  • Florida firm is source of Apple data in breach

    A Florida company said Monday that the database of Apple device information that hackers stole and posted on the Internet last week came from a file the firm had in …


  • Obama and Romney: Where they stand on the issues

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A look at where Democratic President Barack Obama and Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney stand on a selection of issues: OBAMA:


  • Jury awards casino mogul $20M in slander case

    LOS ANGELES (AP) — A jury on Monday awarded casino mogul Steve Wynn $20 million in his slander case against “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis, who claimed the creator …


  • WHY IT MATTERS: The Economy

    The issue: The economy is weak and the job market brutal. Nearly 13 million Americans can’t find work; the national unemployment rate is 8.1 percent, the highest level ever three …


  • Ex-Mexican law official sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former Mexican law enforcement official who worked closely with U.S. authorities on cross-border criminal investigations was sentenced Monday to more than eight years in prison …


  • At ground zero, can there be a politics-free 9/11?

    NEW YORK (AP) — The Sept. 11 anniversary ceremony at ground zero has been stripped of politicians this year. But can it ever be stripped of politics? For the first …


  • Amtrak funding in crosshairs in presidential race

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Warning to Amtrak from Mitt Romney and Republicans: You’re on your own. The platform Republicans adopted at their convention included a call for full privatization and an …


  • Police: Officer fatally shot in suburban Detroit

    WEST BLOOMFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — Police evacuated an upscale neighborhood and surrounded a house Monday in suburban Detroit, hours after an officer was fatally shot while responding to a …


  • Police: Texas teen killed to prevent testimony

    CARROLLTON, Texas (AP) — A Texas man has been charged with murder in the death of a 16-year-old girl who police said they believe was killed to keep her from …


  • Romney: Chicago teachers turning backs on students

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Monday that striking Chicago teachers are turning their backs on thousands of students and that President Barack Obama is rooting for …


  • US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control …


  • Mayor of NJ’s capital arrested in corruption probe

    TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking …


  • Chicago teachers strike for first time in 25 years

    CHICAGO (AP) — For the first time in a quarter-century, thousands of Chicago teachers walked off the job Monday, escalating a bitter contract dispute over evaluations, job security and other …


  • Obama called steaming mad over failed budget deal

    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is acknowledging he was angry with House Republicans last year when a supposed “grand bargain” budget agreement with House Speaker John Boehner collapsed. Obama …


  • Tulane player stable after surgery on spine

    TULSA, Okla. (AP) — Loved ones and teammates of a Tulane University football player who fractured his spine while making a tackle will face an agonizing wait to learn how …


  • AP IMPACT: Surprising methods heal wounded troops

    BOSTON (AP) — Scientists are growing ears, bone and skin in the lab, and doctors are planning more face transplants and other extreme plastic surgeries. Around the country, the most …


  • Ex-Mexican official to be sentenced in San Diego

    SAN DIEGO (AP) — Jesus Quinonez traveled often to San Diego to discuss cross-border investigations of organized crime with U.S. law enforcement officials. He didn’t know he was the target …


  • Obama squeaks out Aug. fundraising win over Romney

    MANSFIELD, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama squeaked out a fundraising victory over Mitt Romney in August as the candidates gear up for the final stretch of their closely contested …


  • APNewsBreak: Border Patrol halts Mexico flights

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — The U.S. government has halted flights home for Mexicans caught entering the country illegally in the deadly summer heat of Arizona’s deserts, a money-saving move that …


  • Congress returns for short pre-election session

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress returned to Washington on Monday for an abbreviated pre-election session in which it appears likely to do the bare minimum: making sure that the government doesn’t …


  • Indian hospital hires bouncers to deter attacks

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Pradeep Kumar, a muscular man in shades and tattoos, pulls up on a motorcycle, ready for his job as a bouncer. Not at a nightclub, but …


  • Emanuel vows to end strike, get kids back in class

    CHICAGO (AP) — City officials vowed to keep hundreds of thousands of students safe when striking teachers hit the picket lines Monday and school district and teachers union leaders resumed …


  • Indian hospital hires bouncers to deter attacks

    NEW DELHI (AP) — Pradeep Kumar, a muscular man in shades and tattoos, pulls up on a motorcycle, ready for his job as a bouncer. Not at a nightclub, but …


  • US watchdog questions spending for Afghan army

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The watchdog for U.S. spending in Afghanistan says lax accountability in a $1.1 billion program supplying fuel to the Afghan National Army needs “immediate attention” before control …

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