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FILE - In this July 9, 2014, file photo, riders are propelled by jets of water as they go over a hump while riding a water slide called "Verruckt" at Schlitterbahn Water Park in Kansas City, Kan. Testimony has concluded in the trial of two maintenance workers at the water park who are accused of deliberately misleading investigators after a 10-year-old boy was decapitated on the waterslide. Deliberations will begin Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018 after closing arguments are made in the case against David Hughes and John Zalsman. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
October 18, 2018 - 6:11 pm
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — Two Kansas water park workers were acquitted Thursday of impeding an investigation into the 2016 death of a 10-year-old boy who was decapitated while on a ride that had been billed as the world's tallest waterslide. David Hughes and John Zalsman were found not guilty of...
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, takes part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate with U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)
October 18, 2018 - 2:33 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas Democrat Beto O'Rourke is getting to make his case for ousting Republican Sen. Ted Cruz during a nationally televised, solo town hall on CNN. The event Thursday night comes two days after the El Paso congressman scrapped his usual optimistic, bipartisan message and...
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Republican Senate hopeful Marsha Blackburn answers questions during a campaign stop Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018, in Franklin, Tenn. Wednesday is the first day of Tennessee's early voting. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
October 18, 2018 - 8:02 am
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — If Republican Marsha Blackburn were to win in November, the congresswoman would become the first female U.S. senator in Tennessee history. And yet women have been slow to embrace her campaign. A Vanderbilt University poll conducted Oct. 8-13 showed Blackburn trailing former...
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In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2018, photo, sprinklers run as a farmworker walks through a broccoli field in Salinas, Calif. Like many California cities, Salinas, dubbed the "Salad Bowl of the World" because the surrounding farmland produces most of the lettuce on Earth, suffers from a lack of available affordable housing and space to build more. Housing prices have exploded, with the median cost of a home now $549,000, according to Zillow. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
October 18, 2018 - 3:23 am
SALINAS, Calif. (AP) — Middle-school English teacher Maryam Powers doesn't take vacations. To earn additional money, she picks up an extra period of teaching when she can and mentors new hires. But to afford the mortgage on a $330,000 three-bedroom home she purchased in Salinas in 2015, Powers...
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This Aug. 31, 2018 photo shows Montana U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, right, listening to Brandon Judd, president of the National Border Patrol Council, speak about border security and immigration during a campaign event in Billings, Mont. Outside groups and donors have poured more than $45 million into the race between Tester and Republican State Auditor Matt Rosendale. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown)
October 17, 2018 - 10:23 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Outside groups and individual donors have poured more than $45 million into Montana's U.S. Senate race as President Donald Trump prepares a third trip to the Big Sky state in his crusade to unseat two-term Democratic Sen. Jon Tester. The contest is on pace to be the most...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, June 20, 2018 file photo, South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster gives two thumbs up during the gubernatorial debate at Newberry Opera House in Newberry, S.C. With less than three weeks until Election Day, South Carolina voters are getting a chance to see a matchup between the two candidates vying to be their next governor. Gov. Henry McMaster and his Democratic challenger, state Rep. James Smith, meet for a debate on Wednesday, Oct. 17, 2018 at the Francis Marion University Performing Arts Center in Florence. (Andrew Whitaker/The Post And Courier via AP, File)
October 17, 2018 - 8:12 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the first of two general election debates between the candidates competing for South Carolina governor (all times local): 8:15 p.m. The men vying to be South Carolina's next governor are drawing their final contrasts as voters prepare to decide between them in...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev., is pictured during an interview during a break in the trial of Denny Edward Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, that Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 17, 2018 - 6:02 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Nevada's most famous pimp tried to bring the state's legal brothel industry into the mainstream by mingling with celebrities, showcasing his business on HBO and staging outlandish publicity stunts. Dennis Hof's fame made him an attention-grabbing figure in an otherwise quiet...
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FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2018 file photo, Democrat Ilhan Omar, the nation's first Somali-American legislator who won her party's congressional primary in the race, talks during an interview at Peace Coffee in Minneapolis. Omar, who is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House, has denounced allegations that she married her brother, committed immigration fraud and violated campaign finance laws, calling them “disgusting lies.” (AP Photo/Jeff Baenen, File)
October 17, 2018 - 4:34 pm
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota Democratic candidate for Congress is poised to become the first Somali-American elected to the U.S. House. But as the election approaches, Ilhan Omar is dogged by questions about her past. The allegations first raised by conservative media in 2016 include claims that...
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U.S. Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, left, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, right, take part in a debate for the Texas U.S. Senate, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, in San Antonio. (Tom Reel/San Antonio Express-News via AP, Pool)
October 17, 2018 - 11:53 am
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — Democrat Beto O'Rourke abandoned his usual message of unity and optimism and laid into Ted Cruz, hoping to reverse polls that show him fading against the Republican incumbent during the second debate of a Texas Senate race that has become one of the nation's most closely watched...
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FILE - In this June 13, 2016, file photo, Dennis Hof, owner of the Moonlite BunnyRanch, a legal brothel near Carson City, Nev., is pictured during an interview during a break in the trial of Denny Edward Phillips and Russell Lee Hogshooter in Oklahoma City. Nevada authorities said Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018, that Hof, a legal pimp who has fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate has died. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
October 16, 2018 - 10:00 pm
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) — Dennis Hof, a pimp who gained notoriety for an HBO series about his brothel business and who fashioned himself as a Donald Trump-style Republican candidate for the state Legislature, was found dead hours after his extended-weekend 72nd birthday bash, authorities said Tuesday...
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