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  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:45:22 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:24:46 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.

  • Outgoing president's party leads Uruguay contest

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 04:00:59 GMT

    MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — The political party of outgoing President Jose Mujica, who gained international notice for social reforms such as legalization of marijuana and gay marriage, leads going into Sunday's election to replace him but victory is far from assured.

  • Ex-mob boss gets 4 months for meeting friend

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:39:22 GMT

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A reputed former mob boss was ordered back to prison Friday for violating parole, and his lawyer complained that the FBI would pursue his client "to the grave."

  • 15 jailed for life in Argentina 'dirty war' trial

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:45:08 GMT

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — An Argentine court has convicted and sentenced to life in prison 15 former military, police and civilian officials for abductions, torture and killings of dozens of dissidents during the country's 1976-83 dictatorship.

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  • Iran hangs woman for killing alleged rapist

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:24:46 GMT

    TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran hanged a woman on Saturday who was convicted of murdering a man she said was trying to rape her, the official IRNA news agency reported.

  • Number of Rohingya fleeing Myanmar tops 100,000

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:31:39 GMT

    YANGON, Myanmar (AP) — A growing sense of desperation is fueling a mass exodus of Rohingya Muslims from western Myanmar, with the number who have fled by boat since communal violence broke out two years ago now topping 100,000, a leading expert said Saturday.

  • Boy, 9, among 4 youths charged in robbery beating

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:28:30 GMT

    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Law enforcement officials say four Rhode Island boys ranging from 9 to 14 years old robbed and beat a man in Providence.

  • Egypt leader: Foreign hands behind Sinai attack

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 11:08:58 GMT

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi says a deadly assault on an army checkpoint in the Sinai Peninsula that killed 30 troops was a "foreign-funded operation."

  • Suspect in 2 deputy deaths captured after manhunt

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:55:10 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A suspect described as a "one-man crime spree" is accused of shooting three Northern California sheriff's deputies, killing two of them and wounding a civilian, then eluding hundreds of searchers before being hunted down and forced to surrender, authorities said.

  • Suspect arrested in death of 2 California deputies

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 07:01:40 GMT

    SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — A man armed with an assault rifle shot three sheriff's deputies and a civilian, killing two of the deputies and leading dozens of police officers on a wild six-hour chase and manhunt Friday that spanned two Northern California counties before the 34-year-old suspect was taken into custody.

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  • Millions in Social Security for expelled Nazis

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 22:32:08 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis got millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:44:55 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • Expelled Nazis paid millions in Social Security

    Mon, 20 Oct 2014 05:22:34 GMT

    OSIJEK, Croatia (AP) — Former Auschwitz guard Jakob Denzinger lived the American dream.

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:04:48 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 16:31:07 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many blacks and Latinos of the right to vote this year.

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    Sat, 18 Oct 2014 13:18:22 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court said Saturday that Texas can use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election.

Political News

  • Rome protesters target plans to make firing easier

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:51:32 GMT

    ROME (AP) — Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Rome Saturday to protest against Premier Matteo Renzi's drive to make it easier to fire workers.

  • Ukraine pauses before decisive vote

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:31:05 GMT

    MARIUPOL, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine braced for decisive parliamentary elections Saturday against the backdrop of unrest in eastern regions roiled by conflict between government troops and pro-Russian separatist forces.

  • Across US, Dems enlist Latinas for top of ballot

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:45:22 GMT

    APOPKA, Fla. (AP) — The Democratic lieutenant governor candidates from Florida, Texas and Nevada all have colorful biographies: a Colombian-born business executive; a pharmacist-turned-veteran lawmaker; and a juvenile delinquent-turned-lawyer.

  • Marine dies in noncombat incident in IS campaign

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:18:44 GMT

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says a Marine who died Thursday in a noncombat incident in Baghdad was the second U.S. military death associated with the campaign against the Islamic State group in Iraq and Syria.

  • 3 states issue stronger Ebola quarantine

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 15:06:39 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — New Jersey, New York and Illinois have issued a mandatory quarantine for travelers who have had contact with Ebola-infected patients in West Africa.

  • Ebola-stricken doc described as driven do-gooder

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:59:45 GMT

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dr. Craig Spencer, the physician now being treated for Ebola in New York City, is the kind of globe-trotting do-gooder who could walk into a small village in Africa and, even though he didn't know the language, win people over through hugs alone, according to people who worked with him.

  • Bios of Latina candidates in Fla., Nevada, Texas

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 14:56:18 GMT

    MIAMI (AP) — After years of running few Latinos for statewide posts, Democrats are building a bench that better reflects the support they have in the Hispanic community.

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  • Not surprisingly, some tax rules are again changing

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:06:08 GMT

    Readers have likely heard the advice to start saving for retirement as early in their working years as possible. However, the complexities of tax laws do not make that process easier -- not to mention that the federal tax laws...

  • Things to know when pursing a personal injury lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:01:40 GMT

    Motor vehicle accidents involving all types of vehicles occur on roads in Connecticut each day. Some of them result in serious injuries to those involved. In addition to being long and painful, the recovery period can also be expensive. This...

  • Securing a visa for athletic competition

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:45:42 GMT

    We often write about visas available to individuals who can contribute to business in the United States. These individuals are not the only ones who want to come to the U.S. as part of their jobs however. There are many...

  • What is the difference between a simple and aggravated assault?

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 03:04:47 GMT

    When facing criminal charges, it's important to understand what those charges are as well as the penalties that may result from a conviction. In many cases, the criminal charges brought against an individual are based upon intent and the degree...

  • Filing a sexual harassment lawsuit

    Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:18:14 GMT

    From lewd jokes and comments to unwanted physical advances and sexually explicit requests, no employee should put up with sexual harassment in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take on many forms and impacts both men and women. In some cases,...