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Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

Who wins Senate control? Nov. 4 might not decide

WASHINGTON (AP) — A suspenseful election night is one thing, but what if it stretches out for a month? Or into next year?
A handful of tight races in states with quirky election laws make for the headache-inducing possibility that Election Day will come and go without deciding which party controls the Senate.
If that ha ... (full story)


Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

Feds censure local police, yet give lethal weapons

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Pentagon program that distributes military surplus gear to local law enforcement allows even departments that the Justice Department has censured for civil rights violations to apply for and get lethal weaponry.
That lack of communication between two Cabinet agencies adds to questions about a program u ... (full story)


The great challenge of cycling France's Loire Valley

The great challenge of cycling France's Loire Valley

CHAUMONT-SUR-LOIRE, France (AP) — There are hundreds of miles of bike trails through the chateaux towns of the Loire Valley - and that's what tripped us up.
We'd been trying to cycle the 17 miles (27 kilometers) from Chenonceaux to Chaumont, but kept getting lost. We even asked directions from a passing motorist who was ce ... (full story)


Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

Artist's housing efforts earn him genius label

HOUSTON (AP) — Rick Lowe's cellphone wouldn't stop ringing. He ignored the calls from area code 312 and a number he did not recognize.
But finally the artist stepped outside the Epicure Cafe on West Gray, put his cellphone to his ear and received the call of his life.
Lowe, the founder of Project Row Houses in Houston's ... (full story)


Kids taken to adult trauma centers despite rules

Kids taken to adult trauma centers despite rules

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — One April evening two years ago, 9-year-old Justin Davis dashed into a busy Jacksonville street, headed to a convenience store for snacks.
When paramedics arrived minutes later, they found the boy lying on the road, unconscious. The impact of a car had fractured his skull and his brain was swell ... (full story)