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Candidates bicker on range of issues in gubernatorial debate

Bruce Schreiner, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:21pm

Democrat Jack Conway spoke out against arming teachers as a way to prevent schoolhouse shooting sprees, while Republican Matt Bevin advocated random drug testing for people receiving public assistance as the gubernatorial candidates bickered on a range of issues in a televised debate Tuesday night.

Bush touts upbeat vision with Iowa speech and new video

Thomas Beaumont, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:21pm

Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush told an audience of Iowa party faithful Tuesday that a conservative will win the White House if the GOP convinces middle-class Americans it can knock down barriers to economic growth.

Utah cites Warren Jeff as reason polygamy should be illegal

Brady McCombs, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 3:44pm

Utah prosecutors are invoking jailed polygamous leader Warren Jeffs as proof that plural marriage should be illegal in the state as they make arguments in a case brought by the stars of reality TV show "Sister Wives."

Gov. Herbert: Latest Medicaid expansion plan may need changes

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 12:38pm

Gov. Gary Herbert said Monday there may need to be changes made to the latest Medicaid expansion plan he and legislative leaders came up with after months of private meetings.

Trump's bluster is heard around the world

Gregory Katz and Paul Kelbie, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:41am

Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump is well known in this serene coastal section of Scotland, where shimmering, golden sand dunes meet the ice-blue North Sea and people play on his golf course. He's known in the Himalayas, too, far from any sign with his name on it. And in the Middle East, Africa and beyond.

Clinton ad seizes on Rep. McCarthy's Benghazi comments

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 8:20am

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton is running a new ad that seizes on House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy's admission that the Benghazi committee can take credit for her diminished public standing.

Chaffetz says speaker bid may be 'long shot,' Utah delegation has yet to declare support

Lisa Riley Roche  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 10:27pm

Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, who said Monday his bid to become U.S. House speaker is a "long shot," may not have the support of the rest of Utah's congressional delegation.

Clinton slams Benghazi committee in TV interview, ad

Matthew Daly, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 9:10pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday lashed out at the special House committee investigating the deadly attacks in Benghazi, Libya, calling it a partisan political exercise designed to "exploit" the deaths of four Americans.

California governor signs right-to-die legislation

Judy Lin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 7:01pm

California will become the fifth U.S. state to allow terminally ill patients to legally end their lives using doctor-prescribed drugs after Gov. Jerry Brown announced Monday he had signed one of the most emotionally charged bills of the year.

Chicago gun laws not as strict as they once were

Don Babwin, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:23pm

The mass shooting at an Oregon community college last week thrust the debate over the nation's gun laws to the center of the presidential race. At least some of the Republicans who are running have pointed to Chicago as proof that gun control does not work.

Bernie Sanders campaign hires a Nevada state director

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 5:50pm

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is starting to build a formal campaign team in Nevada.

Clinton says she's sent her book to GOP candidates

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 4:32pm

Hillary Rodham Clinton has sent a copy of her most recent memoir to Republican presidential candidates after some raised questions about her record as Secretary of State.

Ben Carson: Would have sacrificed life to stop Oregon attack

Steve Peoples, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:32pm

Republican presidential contender Ben Carson says he would have sacrificed his life to help stop last week's deadly attack in Oregon. But he's joined the rest of the GOP's 2016 class in refusing to support new measures to stop mass shootings.

Ron Paul to testify at trial of 2012 campaign aides

David Pitt, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:32pm

Three top officials with Ron Paul's 2012 presidential campaign claim political motivations are behind charges alleging they violated federal financial disclosure laws by secretly paying an influential Iowa politician for his endorsement.

New York mayor, who worked for Clinton, meets with Sanders

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 2:21pm

New York City mayor and former Hillary Clinton campaign manager Bill de Blasio (dih BLAH'-zee-oh) has met with her rival Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.

Nevada lawmaker Jim Wheeler backs Cruz after Walker dropout

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 10:41am

Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz is picking up an endorsement from a former member of Scott Walker's Nevada campaign team.

Presidential candidate O'Malley visits Vegas labor unions

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 6th - 6:01am

Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley is wooing voters in Nevada before the first Democratic debate next week with a campaign stop in Las Vegas.

Senate hopeful Heck backed by most all GOP Nevada lawmakers

The Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 6:01pm

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Joe Heck is announcing endorsements from all but three Republicans in the Nevada Legislature.

New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan to run for US Senate

Kathleen Ronayne, Associated Press  |  Posted  Oct 5th - 3:41pm

Democratic New Hampshire Gov. Maggie Hassan announced Monday she would challenge Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, setting the stage for a highly competitive race that will be critical in determining majority control of the Senate in the next president's first year.