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Democratic candidates focus on health care as midterms near

Oct. 15, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how, decades...

New strategy: Democrats go all-in on health care in midterms

Oct. 14, 2018 1:57 PM EDT

PHOENIX (AP) — In a windowless conference room, Republican Senate candidate Martha McSally was asking executives at a small crane manufacturing company how the GOP tax cut has helped their business when one woman said: "I want to ask you a question about health care." Marylea Evans recounted how, decades...

The Latest: Utilities slowly come back in storm-hit Florida

Oct. 13, 2018 11:06 AM EDT

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the aftermath of Hurricane Michael (all times local): 11 a.m. Power and cellphone service is starting to be restored in parts of Florida's storm-battered Panhandle. State emergency management officials reported Saturday that nearly 264,000 customers remain without...

Congress heads toward postelection fight over border wall

Oct. 13, 2018 6:46 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress is heading toward a postelection showdown over President Donald Trump's wall along the U.S.-Mexico border, as GOP leaders signal they're willing to engage in hardball tactics that could spark a partial government shutdown and the president revs up midterm crowds for the wall, a...

Tennessee governor candidates remain cordial in final debate

Oct. 12, 2018 10:34 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — No fireworks. No barbs. No swipes. That was the tone of Tennessee's third and final gubernatorial debate on Thursday. But in a race that has struggled to find air up against Tennessee's competitive and tense U.S. Senate race, Republican Bill Lee and Democrat Karl Dean were content...

Senate backs plan for new tribal village in Washington state

Oct. 12, 2018 2:03 PM EDT

YAKIMA, Wash. (AP) — The U.S. Senate has backed a plan to build a tribal village along the Columbia River in Washington state for families who were not compensated for the loss of their homes when dams were constructed. The Yakima Herald-Republic reports that the Senate on Wednesday approved a bill that...

Kid Rock comes to White House as Trump signs royalty bill

Oct. 11, 2018 2:02 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump welcomed musicians Kid Rock and country star John Rich to the White House on Thursday as he signed legislation overhauling the way music is licensed and songwriters compensated. Trump signed the Orrin B. Hatch Music Modernization Act on Thursday. The bill won wide...

Egyptian police question, release son of jailed ex-president

Oct. 11, 2018 4:55 AM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Egyptian authorities detained the youngest son of jailed former President Mohammed Morsi on Wednesday for questioning on charges of spreading "fake news," then released him on bail. State security men and a special forces officer took Abdullah Morsi at dawn along with his ID and mobile phone...

Congress approves massive water-projects bill

Oct. 10, 2018 4:13 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Congress has approved a sprawling bill to improve the nation's ports, dams and harbors, protect against floods, restore shorelines and support other water-related projects. If signed by President Donald Trump, America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018 would authorize more than $6 billion...

FANTASY PLAYS: Pivoting away from popular daily plays

Oct. 10, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

It's getting harder to gain an edge in daily fantasy football with more research tools and advanced statistics. Similar research processes lead many daily players to the same plays each given week. Last week, DailyRoto's Colin Drew won more than $250,000 using a lineup optimizer to identify pivots — key...