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GOP gleeful over Democrats’ midterm woes in Ohio
COLUMBUS, Ohio — Democrats appear poised to lose every statewide election in battleground Ohio this fall — most of them badly. The prospect is fueling Republican arguments headed into the next presidential election that voter support in a key bellwether state telegraphs national approval for GOP...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Health overhaul’s subsidies at Supreme Court
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices have their first chance this week to decide whether they have the appetite for another major fight over President Barack Obama’s health care law. Some of the same players who mounted the first failed effort to kill the law altogether now want the justices to...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Al-Qaida: IS should rejoin group and fight West
WASHINGTON — U.S. intelligence analysts are closely watching al-Qaida’s overtures to the renegade Islamic State to reunite and fight the West, and while a full reconciliation is not on the horizon, there is evidence the two groups have curtailed their feud and are cooperating on the Syrian battl...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
California farmers challenge drought cutbacks
FRESNO — Farmers in California’s Central Valley are going to court to challenge the division of water during the state’s ongoing drought. The Fresno Bee reports growers in the eastern San Joaquin Valley filed a lawsuit Friday in Fresno County Superior Court over emergency orders issued by the...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pentagon orders 21-day Ebola quarantine for troops
WASHINGTON — Ordering firm restrictions for U.S. troops returning from West Africa, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel said Wednesday that the military men and women helping fight Ebola must undergo 21-day quarantines — longer than required for many civilian health care workers. In Maine, meanwhile,...
By Robert Burns The Associated Press FULL STORY
Pope maps out personal (and progressive) policy
VATICAN CITY — Pope Francis has made some of the most important policy speeches of his pontificate in recent days, catching up for lost time following months of attention to bureaucratic reform and the turbulent meeting of bishops on family issues that just ended. Often speaking in his native Sp...
By Nicole Winfield The Associated Press FULL STORY
Rocket explosion setback for commercial space
CHINCOTEAGUE, Va. — Crews searched for scorched wreckage along the Virginia coast Wednesday in hopes of figuring out why an unmanned commercial rocket exploded in a blow to NASA’s strategy of using private companies to fly supplies and, eventually, astronauts to the International Space Station....
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Peshmerga troops cheered by fellow Kurds in Turkey
SURUC, Turkey — Iraqi peshmerga troops were cheered Wednesday by fellow Kurds in southeastern Turkey as the fighters slowly made their way toward the Syrian Kurdish border town of Kobani to try to break a siege there by Islamic State militants. But the ability of the small force to turn the tide...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Hoarders’ psychologist testifies at murder trial
SACRAMENTO — A psychologist who stars on the reality TV show “Hoarders” says a Northern California man accused of killing an animal control officer suffered from hoarding disorder and could have reacted violently to anyone trying to take away his animals. Robin Zasio is founder of the Sacrame...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
TSA finds cannon barrel in Maui traveler’s luggage
HONOLULU — An airline passenger flying out of Maui checked in with a weapon not often seen in baggage — the barrel of a cannon. Transportation Security Administration officials confirm they spotted the cannon barrel last week in the checked luggage of a passenger at Kahului Airport. The Honolu...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
‘Hello Kitty’ arrested on drunken driving charge
GORHAM, Maine — Police say a Maine woman who was pulled over while wearing a Hello Kitty costume was arrested on a drunken driving charge. Gorham police say officers stopped 37-year-old Carrie Gipson, of Westbrook, at about 2 a.m. Sunday because she was driving in the wrong lane. They say she re...
The Associated Press FULL STORY
Boy or girl? Family with 12 sons awaits baby 13
ROCKFORD, Mich. — A western Michigan couple with 12 sons is expecting baby No. 13, and even though they’re sticking to their tradition of not finding out in advance whether they’re having a boy or girl, they said they’d be shocked if their streak is broken. Jay and Kateri Schwandt’s baby ...
The Associated Press FULL STORY

Daily Journal Quick Poll
Now that the Giants have won three World Series titles in five years, would you say they are a dynasty?

Absolutely, yes
I would think so
Maybe one more would make them a dynasty
I don't like the word dynasty
Madison Bumgarner is a dynasty!


Multiple officers injured during World Series victory celebrations
Multiple San Francisco police officers were injured while attempting to disperse crowds and extingui..
Protesters storm Burkina Faso parliament, set fire
OUAGADOUGOU, Burkina Faso — Protesters stormed Burkina Faso's parliament Thursday, dragging furnit..
Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride
FORT KENT, Maine — A nurse who vowed to defy Maine's voluntary quarantine for health care workers ..
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