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Congressman's corp. loses Texas charter over taxes

A Texas-based business co-owned by U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister has lost its right to do business as a Texas corporation after missing deadlines to pay state franchise taxes.

Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate

Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.

Bill Clinton returns to Kentucky for Grimes

Bill Clinton said he knows many Kentucky voters are angry at President Barack Obama, but he urged them Tuesday not to take it out on Democrat Alison Lundergan Grimes in her bid to unseat a 30-year Senate incumbent.

In San Diego, a House race is made-for-TV drama

A late-night break-in, a stolen campaign playbook that ended up in the hands of the opponent and sexual harassment accusations made by a fired staffer against one of the candidates.

'Girlfriend' crack makes Obama voting all laughs

Democrats say stay away from red states. Vladimir Putin says mitts off Ukraine.

New York congressman's trial put off until 2015

A New York congressman's tax evasion trial has been put off until next year.

Blackwater jurors talk about possible agreement

Jurors in the trial of four Blackwater security guards may have reached agreement on some criminal charges while raising the possibility they may become deadlocked on others.

Condition of nurse with Ebola upgraded to good

National Institutes of Health says the condition of the first nurse to be diagnosed with Ebola after treating an infected man at a Dallas hospital has been upgraded to good.

Ohio's Kasich goes own way in bid for re-election

John Kasich is waiting for his second cup of chili.

Top mortgage firm accused of abuses

resulting in delays that lead to more fees and profits for servicers. Many have been the target of consumer lawsuits. Some mortgage-servicing companies processed foreclosures without verifying documents.

Arraignment delayed for White House fence-jumper

A federal judge on Tuesday delayed the arraignment of an alleged White House fence-jumper because of questions about his mental competence to stand trial.

Pentagon: Counter-IS campaign costs $424 million

The U.S. military has spent $424 million so far in its military campaign against the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Obama pitches for votes on black radio

President Barack Obama is turning to black radio listeners to plead for midterm votes, a targeted approach to drum up Democratic support at a time when many candidates don't want him around in person.

Former President Clinton stumps for Quinn, Durbin

Former President Bill Clinton became the latest high-profile Democrat to back the re-election bids of Gov. Pat Quinn and U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, saying Tuesday that the candidates focus on issues important to voters, like jobs and health care.

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