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  • It's personality versus policy in Iowa Senate race

    DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The race for Iowa's open Senate seat could be dubbed the Resume vs. the Personality.

  • Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor
    Police: Ambush suspect was military re-enactor

    Schools closed, kids stayed inside and authorities chased down several false sightings Wednesday in their hunt for the suspect in a fatal ambush outside a rural Pennsylvania State Police barracks.

  • Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona
    Rain from tropical storm begins falling on Arizona

    TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — People lined up in bumper-to-bumper traffic and scooped sand into trash and canvas tote bags Wednesday as rain from a weakened Pacific storm began to fall on Arizona.

  • Online sleuths aid probe into gay couple's beating

    PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Police searching for a group of people suspected in the beating of a gay couple got an outpouring of help from Twitter and Facebook users, who located a photo of the clean-cut young men and women at a restaurant and helped match names to faces.

  • Marijuana industry battling stoner stereotypes

    DENVER (AP) — Tired of Cheech & Chong pot jokes and ominous anti-drug campaigns, the marijuana industry and activists are starting an ad blitz in Colorado aimed at promoting moderation and the safe consumption of pot.

  • US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne
    US scientist: Ebola unlikely to become airborne

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It's incredibly unlikely that Ebola would mutate to spread through the air, and the best way to make sure it doesn't is to stop the epidemic, a top government scientist told concerned lawmakers Wednesday.

  • Crews battle California fire's explosive growth
    Crews battle California fire's explosive growth

    WEED, Calif. (AP) — Just days after a wildfire tore through a small Northern California town and destroyed scores of homes, crews on Wednesday battled another fast-moving blaze in the region that was also threatening residences.

  • NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend
    NASA's Maven spacecraft reaches Mars this weekend

    CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — Mars, get ready for another visitor or two.

  • Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy
    Red tide off northwest Florida could hit economy

    CLEARWATER, Fla. (AP) — It's like Florida's version of The Blob. Slow moving glops of toxic algae in the northeast Gulf of Mexico are killing sea turtles, sharks and fish, and threatening the waters and beaches that fuel the region's economy.

  • Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'
    Ex-VA doctor: Phoenix report a 'whitewash'

    WASHINGTON (AP) — A doctor who first exposed serious problems at the troubled Phoenix Veterans Affairs hospital said Wednesday that a report on patient deaths there is a "whitewash" that minimizes life-threatening conduct by senior leaders at the hospital.

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