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Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:19 PM

The South: Solid once again for Republicans

With the walloping Republicans gave Democrats in the midterm elections, the GOP stands one Louisiana Senate runoff away from completely controlling Southern politics from the Carolinas to Texas. Only a handful of Democrats hold statewide office in the rest of the Old Confederacy.


Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:18 PM

2 Americans held in North Korea whisked back home

Two Americans held by North Korea were on their way home Saturday after their release was secured through a secret mission by the top U.S. intelligence official to the reclusive Communist country.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:16 PM

AG pick Lynch called strong civil rights defender

President Barack Obama's nomination of Lynch to be attorney general comes as the department she would take over continues to investigate the police shooting of an unarmed black 18-year-old in Ferguson, Missouri and seems partly intended to convey the message that police misconduct and civil rights will remain a principal focus even after the departure of Eric Holder.

Nov. 08, 2014 @ 07:15 PM

1 dead, 4 wounded in Greensboro shooting

Authorities in Greensboro say one man was shot to death and four were wounded after a shootout.

A statement from police says among the wounded is a man shot by police as they responded to the shootings Saturday and saw several people shooting at each other.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 03:56 PM

Many holding their noses as they cast ballots

Coast to coast, voters cast ballots with an audible harrumph on Tuesday — many of them unhappy with their choices and doubtful things will get better no matter who wins.

Nov. 04, 2014 @ 03:49 PM

Mexico mayor, wife detained in case of 43 missing

Federal police early Tuesday detained the former mayor of the southern Mexican city of Iguala and his wife, who are accused of ordering the Sept. 26 attacks on teachers' college students that left six dead and 43 still missing.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:10 PM

Iraqi officials: IS extremists line up and kill 50

Islamic State group extremists lined up and shot dead at least 50 tribesmen and women in Iraq's Anbar province, officials said Saturday, the latest mass killing committed by the group.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:09 PM

Scientists try to predict number of US Ebola cases

Top medical experts studying the spread of Ebola say the public should expect more cases to emerge in the United States by year's end as infected people arrive here from West Africa, including American doctors and nurses returning from the hot zone and people fleeing from the deadly disease.

But how many cases?

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:05 PM

Door-to-door canvassing may decide NC Senate race

North Carolina's U.S. Senate race will be remembered for the avalanche of television ads for and against Kay Hagan and Thom Tillis.
But the race may be decided by workers pounding the pavement in the last days.

Nov. 01, 2014 @ 04:00 PM

Driver sought in crash that killed 3 on Halloween

Los Angeles area authorities say they're looking for a motorist who crashed into three teenage girls trick-or-treating in Halloween costumes, leaving them with fatal injuries and fleeing the scene.