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Jury acquits man in Eastern Michigan player death

A jury on Monday acquitted a man in the robbery-slaying of Eastern Michigan University football player Demarius Reed.

Delany noncommittal on Penn State sanction cuts

Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany took a non-committal stance on an effort by five Pennsylvania Congressmen to rescind sanctions against Penn State for its handling of the Jerry Sandusky sexual abuse scandal.

Mitch McConnell edges ahead of Alison Grimes in close Kentucky Senate race

U.S. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has edged ahead of Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes for the first time in a Bluegrass Poll, though the race remains a toss up.

Capitol Hill negotiators unveil deal to fix the VA

House and Senate negotiators unveiled a $17 billion compromise plan Monday to repair a Department of Veterans Affairs mired in controversy over delayed patient care and agency efforts to conceal the problem.

Democrat raises $1.1M in Kansas governor's race

Democratic challenger Paul Davis raised more money from contributions this year than Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, but the Republican incumbent enters this fall's race with significantly more cash, reports from their campaigns showed Monday.

APNewsBreak: Residency case targets GOP legislator

A residency dispute involving a Minnesota legislator has landed in court and could put a Republican-held seat in contention at a time when the party is fighting to wrest chamber control from Democrats.

US teen held in Israel after arrest at protest

The U.S. is confirming that a 15-year-old American citizen is being held by Israeli authorities for his alleged role in protests earlier this month in East Jerusalem.

Lawmaker sorry he mistook US officials as Indian

A freshman Republican lawmaker has apologized for mistaking two senior U.S. government officials as visitors from India when they testified at a congressional hearing.

Foley focuses on cities in seeking Malloy rematch

Republican gubernatorial candidate Tom Foley said Monday he's still crafting his urban agenda for Connecticut's cities, focusing on issues such as high unemployment, a large educational achievement gap and affordable housing needs.

House approves bill to toughen NKorea sanctions

The House has passed a bill to toughen sanctions against North Korea and restrict its access to hard currency.

Obama mulls large-scale move on immigration

Even as they grapple with an immigration crisis at the border, White House officials are making plans to act before November's mid-term elections to grant work permits to potentially millions of immigrants who are in this country illegally, allowing them to stay in the United States without threat of deportation, according to advocates and lawmakers in touch with the administration.

Tribal leaders say racing proposal still alive

Tribal officials say they haven't given up on the idea of an auto racing complex on the Warm Springs Indian Reservation in Central Oregon.

Cruz ends hold on nominees over FAA flight ban

Republican Sen. Ted Cruz is no longer blocking confirmation of a series of ambassadorial and other diplomatic nominees over the Federal Aviation Administration's 36-hour ban on U.S. airline flights to Israel.

DC asks stay of order that struck down handgun ban

Lawyers for the District of Columbia have asked a federal judge to stay his ruling that strikes down the city's ban on carrying handguns outside the home.

More schools under investigation for campus sexual assault

The Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights has added five schools to a list of 71 colleges under investigation for their handling of campus sexual assault.

Annoying minor floods are increasing on US coasts

Along much of America's coasts, the type of flooding that is more annoying than dangerous has jumped more than fivefold in the last 50 years, the federal government reported Monday.

Trustees: Disability Insurance nears funding crisis

The disability-insurance program administered by the Social Security Administration faces a depletion of reserves in 2016, absent changes to funding, and incoming revenues will fund only 80 percent of promised benefits, a new government report said Monday.

Poker pros' cash hasn't freed betting suspects

Lawyers in Las Vegas want immigration authorities to release a wealthy Malaysian businessman who was charged in a World Cup betting scheme and remains in custody even after his poker star friends posted his bail.

Ernst back from military training to Senate race

Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst has returned from two weeks of training with the Iowa National Guard to a midterm election race against Democrat Bruce Braley that has become a competitive contest in the battle for Senate control.

Millions spent on Missouri road, farm proposals

Supporters of a pair of Missouri ballot proposals have spent millions promoting the measures that would raises taxes for transportation and create a state constitutional right to farm, far outspending opponents, according to state finance reports.

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