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  • Romney campaign, RNC raise $100 million in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign has raised at least $100 million in August, The Associated Press has learned, hitting that mark for a third consecutive month with a …


  • Prosecutor gives closing in Drew Peterson case

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor on Tuesday called on jurors to convict Drew Peterson of murder, saying there’s enough circumstantial evidence to warrant a guilty verdict against the former …


  • Pentagon says ex-SEAL book contains secrets

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A former Navy SEAL’s insider account of the raid that killed Osama bin Laden contains classified information, the Pentagon said Tuesday, and the admiral who heads the …


  • Peru villagers allege neglect after toxic spill

    LIMA, Peru (AP) — More than a month after toxic slurry from a major copper mine sickened scores of people in one of Peru’s highland communities, villagers complain that the …


  • Cops surround protesters near Democrat convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Police surrounded a group of protesters Tuesday who blocked an intersection five blocks from where the Democratic National Convention is being held. At least one person …


  • Michelle Obama out to rev up enthusiasm for Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Prosecutor to jury: Clear Peterson killed 3rd wife

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — A prosecutor has asked jurors to use “common sense” and to convict former suburban Chicago police officer Drew Peterson of killing his third wife. Prosecutor Chris …


  • Judge orders sex change for Mass. murder convict

    BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate serving life in prison for murder. U.S. District …


  • Ryan says Obama’s record worse than Carter’s

    WESTLAKE, Ohio (AP) — Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan pressed the GOP argument Tuesday that the country isn’t better off after nearly four years under President Barack Obama, comparing …


  • Dems try to rev up Obama enthusiasm at convention

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Democrats eye rainy weather as Obama speech nears

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats are closely watching the forecasts as a rainy week unfolds ahead of President Barack Obama’s speech accepting his party’s nomination. With Obama set to address …


  • Weight loss groups back NYC’s sugary drinks plan

    NEW YORK (AP) — The city’s planned crackdown on super-sized sugary drinks got prominent backing Tuesday from Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig and other diet companies, who added their influence to …


  • Clinton seeks Chinese accord on South China Sea

    BEIJING (AP) — U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton sat down Wednesday with Chinese President Hu Jintao to press Beijing to agree to peacefully resolve territorial disputes with its …


  • Dems open convention playing defense of Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats open their national convention Tuesday offering President Barack Obama as America’s best chance to revive the ragged U.S. economy and asking voters to be patient …


  • Dems: “Better off” question needs context

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Democrats say answering the question of whether Americans are better off now than they were four years ago requires some context. Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren …


  • Official: Nigeria first lady hospitalized abroad

    ABUJA, Nigeria (AP) — The wife of Nigeria’s president remains hospitalized in Germany following a severe bout of food poisoning that’s lasted for days, a government official said Tuesday. A …


  • Charlotte mayor rising as Dems’ convention begins

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Anthony Foxx had been mayor for barely a year when he got the news: Charlotte was chosen to host the Democratic National Convention. He had spent …


  • Why does Social Security need 174,000 bullets?

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It didn’t take long for the Internet to start buzzing with conspiracy theories after the Social Security Administration posted a notice that it was purchasing 174,000 hollow-point …


  • Closing arguments set to start in Peterson trial

    JOLIET, Ill. (AP) — Attorneys deliver closing arguments at Drew Peterson’s trial Tuesday, after which jurors will begin deliberations on whether the state proved the former Illinois police officer murdered …


  • Arab-Muslim to join ‘Green Lantern’ comic series

    DETROIT (AP) — When DC Comics decided to blow up its fabled universe and create a brave, diverse future, Geoff Johns drew from the past for a new character: his …


  • Ukrainian orphan treated for severe burns in Mass.

    BOSTON (AP) — Not much is known about how Ihor Lakatosh ended up with burns over 30 percent of his body. The little Ukrainian boy was severely malnourished and unable …


  • Dems open convention in push for tested president

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Four years later Democrats have gathered again, this time in support of a president who carries the power and the burden of incumbency, both in evidence …


  • Clinton urges ASEAN unity on South China Sea

    JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Southeast Asian states must present a united front to the Chinese in dealing with territorial disputes in the South China Sea to “literally calm the waters,” …


  • Days after Isaac, thousands still in the dark

    NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Tens of thousands of customers remained in the dark Monday in Louisiana and Mississippi, nearly a week after Isaac inundated the Gulf Coast with a deluge …


  • Convention eve: Obama consoles storm victims

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — President Barack Obama consoled victims of Hurricane Isaac along the Gulf Coast on Monday and stoked the enthusiasm of union voters in the industrial heartland, blending …


  • Obama: Help is on the way to hurricane zone

    LaPLACE, La. (AP) — President Barack Obama insisted on Monday that the federal government can help Americans in crisis, whether they’re autoworkers fearful that their company will disappear or Gulf …


  • In Chicago, lifeline schools brace for strike

    CHICAGO (AP) — Elfega Cazares isn’t taking sides in the standoff between the Chicago Teachers Union and Chicago Public Schools over contract talks. Like many of the immigrant parents in …


  • Labor Day marked with parades, political speeches

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — Parades, picnics and politicians celebrated the American worker on Labor Day, with President Barack Obama seeking votes from Ohio union members and rivals for Senate seats …


  • Marchers lament NC union stance but support Obama

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Union activists walked a political tightrope on Monday — voicing support for President Barack Obama’s re-election bid while lamenting adversarial attitudes toward organized labor in the …


  • Obama says Romney would bring a ‘losing season’

    TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — President Barack Obama warned union workers in football-crazy Ohio on Monday that Republican Mitt Romney would guide the nation to a “losing season,” imploring voters in …

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