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Trump brand loses luster with affluent
NEW YORK (AP) -- Event planner Beth Bernstein decided she had had enough with Donald Trump after his 2005 hot-mic boasts about groping women came to light earlier this month. She removed photos of weddings she had thrown at a Trump hotel in Chicago from her website, wrote to hotel staff to remove her from the list of "preferred vendors" and posted a sort of call to arms on her blog....

Manhunt for Oklahoma decapitation suspect continues
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) -- Authorities have been hunting for more than 24 hours for an Oklahoma man they say posted live videos to social media while running from police during a violent rampage that included shooting two police officers, armed car thefts and killing his aunt and uncle, apparently attempting to cut off their heads....

Fearing Election Day trouble, some US schools cancel classes
FALMOUTH, Maine (AP) -- Rigged elections. Vigilante observers. Angry voters. The claims, threats and passions surrounding the presidential race have led communities around the U.S. to move polling places out of schools or cancel classes on Election Day....

APNewsbreak: Voter group says dead people likely registered
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- A data analysis firm hired by a voter registration group said on Tuesday that Indiana's voter database is riddled with errors, including thousands of people over the age of 110 who would likely be deceased but are still on the registration list....

The Latest: Police slaying of 2 linked to probe in Delaware
ELKTON, Md. (AP) -- The Latest on two people shot to death by police as officers were serving warrants at a motel room, according to authorities (all times local):...

Man with sons in arms dies in leap from bridge; boys survive
WANAQUE, N.J. (AP) -- A man died after jumping off a highway bridge with his two toddler sons in his arms, yet the boys survived the 100-foot plunge into a wooded area and are expected to make a full recovery....

Anger still flares after judge OKs Volkswagen emissions deal
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A federal judge approved the largest auto-scandal settlement in U.S. history Tuesday, giving nearly a half-million Volkswagen owners and leaseholders the choice between selling their cars back or having them repaired so they don't cheat on emissions tests and spew excess pollution....

Mormons preach love for LGBT members, but no doctrinal shift
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- Mormon leaders are telling gay and lesbian members in a new website launched Tuesday that attraction to people of the same-sex isn't a sin or a measure of their faithfulness, but reminding them that acting on those feelings by having sex violates fundamental doctrinal beliefs that will not change....

DIVIDED AMERICA: Yearning for unity, enduring divisiveness
Though they live about 1,730 miles apart, though they've never met, though they are of different races and backgrounds, Lauren Boebert and Dorothy Johnson-Speight speak almost in unison when they lament the fracturing of America....

Muslim businessman accuses yacht club of discrimination
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) -- A Muslim businessman and his wife are suing a Connecticut yacht club on allegations club board members rejected their membership application because of their religion and falsely claimed they supported terrorism....

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