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Hillary Clinton is asking undecided voters in the battleground state of Ohio to think "seriously about what you really want to see."
Jim Beam ended a nearly weeklong strike at two bourbon distilleries in Kentucky on Friday, toasting a labor settlement that answers the workers' key demand with a commitment to hire more full-time staff
Former NFL Alumni Association President George Martin told a concussion conference Friday the injury is a scourge in contact sports with long-term consequences still widely underestimated
A former National Security Agency contractor accused in a massive theft of classified information will remain in custody
A Georgia man swapped sexual text messages with a teenage girl while his toddler son sat forgotten and dying in the back seat of the father's sweltering SUV, his young texting partner testified in court Friday
The GoPro competitor will start shipping its photography drones just a day or two before GoPro’s latest offering hits the market.
Two Minneapolis police officers followed proper procedure in a confrontation that led to the fatal shooting of a black man in November, and won't face discipline, the city's police chief announced Friday
Cyberattacks on a key internet firm repeatedly disrupted the availability of popular websites across the United States Friday, according to analysts and company officials
Lawyers for Donald Trump are trying to keep his campaign comments out of the upcoming civil trial involving Trump University
New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. has been fined $24,309 by the NFL for taking off his helmet during a touchdown celebration last Sunday against Baltimore
Hacked emails show Hillary Clinton's campaign wrestled with how to announce her opposition to construction of the controversial Keystone XL pipeline without losing the support of labor unions
The major U.S. stock indexes closed mostly lower, capping a day spent wavering between small gains and losses
New York state has enacted one of the nation's toughest restrictions on Airbnb with a new law authorizing fines of up to $7,500 for many short-term rentals
Early voting data shows Hillary Clinton seems to be showing strength in the battleground states of North Carolina and Florida
Hillary Clinton's campaign is increasingly preparing for the possibility that Donald Trump may never concede the presidential election should she win
The NFL has placed the New York Giants' Josh Brown on paid leave as it investigates newly disclosed evidence that he abused his wife
Police in Minneapolis say two officers involved in the fatal shooting of a black man last November won't face discipline
A former California state senator who took bribes in exchange for supporting legislation has been sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison
A federal judge has ordered two shipping companies to pay $1.5 million after a jury found that a cargo ship deliberately pumped oil-polluted water into the ocean, then falsified records before docking in Seattle
Officials in Oklahoma, Texas and Louisiana say they've denied a request by Russian officials to be present at polling stations during next month's election
Electric car maker Tesla Motors has plans to get into the ride-hailing business
Faculty members need to recognize their unconscious bias, says a panelist at the annual conference for women in technology.
Europe's experimental Mars probe hit the right spot _ but at the wrong speed _ and may have ended up in a fiery ball of rocket fuel when it struck the surface at high speed, scientists said Friday
Islamic State militants have launched a wave of pre-dawn attacks in and around the northern Iraqi city of Kirkuk, killing at least 14 people and setting off fierce clashes with Kurdish security forces that were still raging after sundown
Federal railroad regulators say a meeting with New Jersey Transit's top officials would have been rescheduled if the agency had revealed it was being held the same day as a legislative hearing on last month's fatal train crash
The union representing striking professors at 14 Pennsylvania state universities says it has reached a tentative contract agreement and is ending its walkout, now in a third day
One document in a new batch of Hillary Clinton's emails released Friday by the State Department contains classified information
University of South Florida forensic anthropologists and forensic artists are trying to break the coldest of cold cases
NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says the league and players have made "tremendous progress" toward extension of the collective bargaining agreement, saying he hoped a deal would be completed soon
The Hillary Clinton campaign has set up a tool where people can automatically make a contribution whenever Trump tweets.
The United Nations celebrated Wonder Woman's 75th birthday by naming the comic character as an ambassador for the empowerment of women, despite frustration from both inside and outside the world organization that the spot should go to a real woman
Mike Pence again finds himself trying to explain Trump's headline-grabbing comments
The U.S. military says it launched two attacks earlier this month in Yemen, killing eight people associated with the extremist group known as al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula
Venezuela's electoral authority suspended a recall drive against President Nicolas Maduro less than a week before it was set to start, throwing the opposition's key campaign to oust the socialist leader into further disarray
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's former deputy chief of staff says she told him about plans for a traffic study on the George Washington Bridge a month before they began in 2013
Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea's government as "an illegal and illegitimate regime."
'I have seen countless challenging and painful moments my son has encountered and cried countless more,' the boy's mother wrote in a Facebook post. 'Yesterday however, I cried for a different reason.'
Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered beer and money to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife's cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him
Cameroon official says at least 53 people killed, 300 injured after crowded train derails
Hillary Clinton ramps up the pressure on Donald Trump over his attacks on a Muslim-American family with an emotional TV ad targeting the campaign's most competitive states
The United Nations refugee agency has voiced concern over Greece's return to Turkey of 10 Syrian nationals whose asylum claims it says Greek officials ignored
Iraqi Christians from areas near Mosul are closely following the offensive to drive the Islamic State group from the city and hope to return to their homes, but they also fear what they might find there
Two of the most well-known names in vacuum cleaners have ended a two-year legal battle over which has more suction or is better at deep-cleaning
Blenders and oven mitts: Indians fans pitch in with wedding gifts for star rookie Ryan Merritt
Over two decades, an unlikely friendship with a Supreme Court justice inspires a young man.
The presidential candidates shared a rare moment of warmth in a campaign marked by its contentious nature.
Motley Crue frontman Vince Neil is pleading guilty to misdemeanor battery for a sidewalk scuffle involving a woman outside a Las Vegas Strip resort in April
A new statue in the San Francisco Bay Area is stirring a bit of controversy and a lot of conversation
More than two dozen people were treated for breathing difficulties in a suspected chemical incident that sparked the evacuation of London City Airport Friday, fire and ambulance services said
Science, technology, engineering and math shouldn't be grouped together, this author says.
A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Friday heard arguments in the civil case against a U.S. Border Patrol agent who killed a Mexican teen in a cross-border shooting in Arizona
The WNBA says its officials missed a shot-clock violation in the decisive Game 5 of the Finals
Poland's defense minister said he thinks Egypt has sold two French-made Mistral warships to Russia for the symbolic price of $1, a claim Russia on Friday dismissed as "nonsense."
The Supreme Court is offering new evidence that the short-handed court is having trouble getting its work done
Scientist who jump-started the Human Genome Project works to integrate 'personalized and preventive care into the practice of medicine.'
The mother of Etan Patz (AY'-tahn payts) has testified about the "total horror and panic" she felt when the 6-year-old disappeared in 1979
A cease-fire to allow wounded civilians and rebels to leave parts of Aleppo has been extended into the weekend by Russia, but hoped-for medical evacuations didn't materialize because of a lack of security guarantees, officials and residents said
A Pennsylvania fire chief is announcing his retirement just ahead of his 95th birthday
Missouri voters on Nov. 8 face the confusing prospect of two separate ballot proposals that would increase the state's lowest-in-the-nation tobacco tax by different amounts
Michelle Obama says the final White House concert of her husband's presidency is "going to be a good one."
The Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner is meant to be a campaign cease-fire, but this year both presidential candidates exchanged fierce jabs
China is accusing the U.S. of provoking trouble by sailing a Navy warship through disputed waters; Defense Department says transit operation was routine, lawful
A Pakistani tea seller with striking eyes who saw his life change overnight after a picture of him at work went viral, said Friday he was totally unaware of social media people starting thronging his stall to take selfies with him.
The Los Angeles Rams have allowed more than 400 total yards twice this season and won both games
The International Monetary Fund warned Friday of weak growth prospects in Central Asia and the Caucasus and called for active reforms to energize the post-Soviet economies
Prime Minister Theresa May says Britain is paving the way for trade talks with other countries well before it leaves the EU but sought to reassure partners that this would not undermine the bloc's trade aims
The former Penn State assistant football coach suing the university says he was angered when told he couldn't return to team facilities after being put on leave the week Jerry Sandusky was charged with child molestation
The country follows Burundi, which earlier this week announced it was leaving the court.
Recalls this week include Halloween window decorations, circular saws, lawnmowers and food dehydrators
A $12 million grant to Stephen Hawking is going to help him and Cambridge University study the threats posed by artificial intelligence.
Books come in all sizes, but one 15th century Quran was so enormous it's said that a wheelbarrow was needed to carry it
Cypriot authorities have transferred 83 Syrians who were towed into the east Mediterranean island aboard a boat with no captain to a reception center, a police spokesman said Friday.
Fans have been anxiously awaiting the Nintendo Switch. It’s coming early next year.
Dirk Nowitzki goes into his 19th season looking to get Dallas into the top four in the Western Conference because the big German believes that's the easiest way to advance in the playoffs
The annual Met Gala and exhibition will honor Comme des Garcons designer Rei Kawakubo
Life after Kevin Durant might not be so bad for the Thunder
Ratings agency DBRS has kept its investment grade classification for Portuguese bonds, ensuring the debt-heavy eurozone country remains eligible for vital help from the European Central Bank's stimulus program
Hundreds of Muslims have gathered near Rome's Colosseum to pray and protest the closures of mosques and other places of worship
Warner Bros. Records is about to unveil two projects by the late megastar Prince that include previously unreleased material
A new policy statement from the American Academy of Pediatrics softens guidance about kids and digital media.
Carol Burnett is likely headed back to series television in a multicamera ABC sitcom
People across Britain fell silent Friday to mark 50 years since a mountain of coal sludge collapsed onto a village in Wales, killing more than 140 people in one of the country's worst mining disasters
A judge sentenced a British journalist who often posed as a Middle Eastern tycoon in sting operations to 15 months in prison on Friday, after the tabloid reporter was convicted of perverting the course of justice in an effort to get scoops
Iraqi forces have raised the national flag over a church in a town near Mosul retaken from the Islamic State group
Court officials are ready to begin winnowing a large jury pool for the murder trial of a white former police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man during a traffic stop
Canada has walked out of talks meant to save a massive trade deal with the European Union, unable to break a deadlock with a small Belgian region that has been defying multinational efforts to sign the pact next week
South Africa's move to leave International Criminal Court raises concerns of African exodus
Turkey's prime minister has rebuffed criticism of operations against Syrian Kurdish fighters and says they will continue
Disorderly conduct charges are pending against a 32-year-old woman who authorities say smeared peanut butter on 30 vehicles outside a gathering in central Wisconsin that she mistakenly thought was a Donald Trump rally
Defense Secretary Ash Carter says Turkey should play a role in the battle to retake Mosul from the Islamic State group and that there is an "agreement in principle" with Iraq to do so
Fashion designer Richard Nicoll has died of a suspected heart attack at the age of 39. Nicoll's family says the London-born designer died early Friday in Australia
Airplane maker Bombardier says it is cutting 7,500 jobs around the world over the next two years, including about 2,000 across Canada.
Prosecutors from France, Belgium, Spain and Morocco called Friday for the ability to unlock phones and computers and to gain access to encrypted communications to aid in the fight against terrorism
Jim Murphy, who was charged with building up the swing-state ground game, cited personal reasons for distancing himself as Election Day looms.
As the extremist group defends Mosul, it launched a major counter-attack in Kirkuk.
British police say they have arrested a 19-year-old man on suspicion of a terrorism offense over a suspicious package discovered on a London subway train
Over a longer time period, however, the unemployment rate has fallen in the past year in five of the eight swing states.
At least four people died off the coast of Libya and more were missing after a rubber boat full of about 150 migrants and refugees was attacked Friday by a group aboard a speedboat labeled as belonging to Libya's coast guard, a German aid group said
Joggers, taxi drivers, players of Pokemon Go and senior Russian officials are seeking an explanation of why mobile phone apps that use GPS are malfunctioning in central Moscow
Marseille's American owner, Frank McCourt, has taken a swift and strong first step to making the ailing club competitive again