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FILE - In this Sept. 24, 2014, file photo, Republican National Committee Chairman Chairman Reince Priebus gestures as he speaks during a news conference and meeting with state Republican Hispanics, at a Mexican restaurant in Aurora, Colo. With nearly three weeks until Election Day, political parties and their committees on Friday were busy moving cash around with a sharp eye on the Senate, where control is at stake. "This is the time when you double down to win," Priebus said in a statement. "I feel really good about where our campaigns are, and we're going to do everything we can to take back the Senate in November."(AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)
DCCC raises $17M in September, spends $37MDemocrats' campaign arms spends $37M in September, raises record $17M
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Plastic wraps are used as road block in an occupied area outside government headquarters in Hong Kong's Admiralty district Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Hong Kong's leader has claimed that "external forces" are participating in student-led pro-democracy protests that have occupied parts of this financial capital for more than three weeks, but provided no evidence to back his accusation. (AP Photo/Vincent Yu)
HK leader: 'External forces' involved in protestsHong Kong leader says 'external forces' involved in pro-democracy protests, provides no proof
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A man walks by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. Asian stock markets rose Monday, led by a 3 percent surge in Japan, as nerves about the outlook for the world economy steadied after big gains on Wall Street.  (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Japan leads Asia stocks higher after US reboundJapan leads Asian stock markets higher after US rebound, China growth figures eyed
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In this photograph taken Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, William Gluckman, president of FastER Urgent Care, poses for The Associated Press in his facility in Morris Plains, N.J. Word that a second Dallas nurse caught the ebola disease from a patient has put the spotlight on weak spots in the U.S. health care system. But it's not just hospital emergency rooms that are on the front lines, thousands of round-the-clock clinics across the country are also possible first points of contact _ though they are not equipped to treat such a serious illness nor do they have isolation units. The clinics are scrambling to prepare their staff while also trying to get the message out that anyone who suspects they may have the virus should go to the hospital _ not an urgent care facility. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
Clinics say not best place to check for EbolaUrgent care clinics prepare for Ebola while urging potential patients to go to hospitals
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Lawyers due in court in marathon bombing caseProsecutors, lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect due in court
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FILE - In this Sept. 3, 2014 file photo, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center bottom, and his new Cabinet members, Trade Minister Yuko Obuchi, bottom left, Internal Affairs Minister Sanae Takaichi, right bottom, Minister in charge of Promoting Women Haruko Arimura, center, Minister in charge of Japanese Abducted by North Korea Eriko Yamatani, middle right, and Justice Minister Midori Matsushima, top right, pose during the new Cabinet members' photo session following the first Cabinet meeting at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo. Japan's trade and justice ministers resigned Monday after accusations they misused campaign funds in the biggest setback so far for Abe's conservative administration. Obuchi and Matsushima were among five women Abe named to his Cabinet in a reshuffle early last month, part of an effort to promote women in politics and business that is a key pillar of his government's economic revival policies. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko, File)
Japan trade, justice ministers quit amid scandalsIn blow to Japan's Abe, trade and justice ministers both resign over election fund allegations
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In this Friday, Oct. 17, 2014 photo, Iraqi security forces and tribal fighters gather to defend the city of Haditha, 240 kilometers (150 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq is facing its worst crisis since the 2011 withdrawal of U.S. troops, with the Islamic State extremist group in control of about a third of the country. (AP Photo)
Top Iraq Shiite cleric backs PM's fight against ISTop Iraq Shiite cleric meets prime minister in sign of support for government's anti-IS fight
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Authorities search a rural area where human remains were discovered in Albermarle County, Va., Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Investigators also interviewed residents in the area Sunday, and forensic teams combed the sides of a road for several miles past the site. It was not immediately known what they were looking for. Charlottesville Police Chief Timothy Longo said authorities have not yet confirmed that the remains are those of University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham, but have notified Grahams' parents of the discovery. (AP Photo/The Daily Progress, Andrew Shurtleff)
Do remains belong to missing Virginia student?Do remains belong to missing Va. college student Hannah Graham? Police continue to investigate
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People walk in the rain in Waikiki in Honolulu Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014. Hurricane Ana brought a steady rain to the Hawaiian Island of Oahu as it passed about 180 miles west. (AP Photo/P. Solomon Banda)
Hawaii rides out storm, no reports of serious woesHawaii rides out Hurricane Ana, no reports of serious problems
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  • Youth pastor facing sex abuse charge

    Police have charged a youth pastor in Pulaski County with sex abuse involving a juvenile. Eubank Police Chief Colin Hatfield told The Commonwealth Journal that 30-year-old Rex Allen Murphy is charged with first-degree sex abuse, third-degree sodomy and use of a minor in a sexual performance. WHAS11, Tue, Oct 14 2014 @ 05:22 PM
  • LEX 18 Investigates: Former Cop Interviewed By Police In 2011 Homicide

    A former police officer accused of beating two mentally handicapped men in a Somerset group home has been tangled up in a similar police investigation before. According to documents and audio recordings obtained exclusively by LEX 18 Investigates, Brian Doan was the manager of a Garrard County group home where another mentally handicapped man was beaten to death three years ago. WLEX-TV Lexington, Thu, Oct 9 2014 @ 08:28 PM
  • Lake Cumberland enjoyed strong summer

    Tax revenues and tourist spending were up during the summer at Lake Cumberland thanks to water levels that returned to normal after being down for several years. Carolyn Mounce, head of the Somerset-Pulaski Convention Visitors Bureau, says marina operators were happy this season with the lake traffic, The Commonwealth Journal in Somerset reported . WHAS11, Sun, Oct 5 2014 @ 05:34 PM
  • Somerset energy center breaks ground

    A southern Kentucky mayor says a new energy center will create hundreds of jobs for the region and provide a new home for city government. Several hundred turned out for the festive beginning of construction that officials say in about a year and a half will result in a new City Hall, police department, and utilities center. WKYT, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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    The California city's November election will shed light on whether Democrats can risk the political fallout of cutting a prized union benefit to protect basic city services. While more than a dozen states are fighting the new federal rules to reduce carbon emissions, many officials fear that ignoring them would be far worse. Governing, Fri, Sep 26 2014 @ 02:32 PM
  • 10 cows shot, killed after truck overturns

    Ten cows that escaped from a cattle truck after it overturned before dawn Tuesday while exiting a southern Illinois freeway were shot and killed by police when they became a traffic hazard to other motorists, Illinois State Police said. KMOV-TV Saint Louis, Tue, Sep 23 2014 @ 01:26 PM
  • Vigil Honors 3 Killed in Ky. Pawn Shop Shootings

    Family and friends held a prayer vigil to mark the one-year anniversary of three people killed inside a central Kentucky pawn shop. The vigil was held Saturday night in Somerset, Kentucky, to honor 35-year-old Michael Hockensmith; his wife, 38-year-old Angela Hockensmith; and 60-year-old gold broker Daniel Smith of Richmond. WBKO-TV Bowling Green, Mon, Sep 22 2014 @ 05:12 AM
  • Hamilton named Young Entrepreneur of the Year

    Floyd County entrepreneur Shane Hamilton, third from left, owner of Service Maids, LLC, is the 2014 Excellence in Entrepreneurship Awards winner in the Young Entrepreneur category. Representatives from EIEA sponsoring partners, from left, Dr. Thomas Erekson, dean of Eastern Kentucky University College of Business and Technology; Ray Moncrief, executive vice president and chief operating officer, Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation; Brett Traver, executive director, Southeast Kentucky Economic Development ; Lonnie Lawson, president and CEO, The Center for Rural Development; and Dr. Michael T. Benson, president of Eastern Kentucky University, present Hamilton with the EIEA award. Floyd County Times, Mon, Sep 15 2014 @ 03:54 PM
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