Brownback cites Wichita murder case in last debate

Kansas Republican Gov. Sam Brownback, right, makes a point during a debate against his challenger, Democrat Paul Davis, left, that was sponsored by the Kansas Association of Broadcasters on Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014 in Wichita, Kan. The race between Brownback and Davis remains close in what has become a referendum on Brownback's tax policies. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying)WICHITA, Kan. (AP) — Gov. Sam Brownback assailed Democratic challenger Paul Davis Tuesday as a liberal who would appoint Kansas Supreme Court justices overly sympathetic to violent criminals, and Davis accused the Republican incumbent of trying to exploit a high-profile Wichita murder case to boost his re-election chances.



Michelle Obama rallies voters in Iowa, Minnesota

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — First lady Michelle Obama is calling on the young and minority voters who powered her husband's rise to president to help re-elect Democrats in Minnesota.
NBC cameraman recovers from Ebola: US hospital

Liberian health workers are seen at the MSF Ebola treatment center in Monrovia, on October 18, 2014Washington (AFP) - A US photojournalist who was infected with Ebola in Liberia is now free of the deadly virus and will go home on Wednesday, the Nebraska hospital treating him said.



Britain to tighten charities laws to tackle terrorism funding

British Prime Minister Cameron speaks during a news conference in KabulLONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister David Cameron will announce plans on Wednesday to tighten the law to help stop charities being used as a front to raise funds for terrorist groups. Several individuals convicted of terrorism offences in Britain had raised funds in public, purportedly for charitable purposes, the majority of which the charities never received, the government said. Three British Islamists jailed last year for planning mass suicide attacks had tried to fund their plot by posing as street collectors for the Muslim Aid charity organisation, raising 12,000 pounds. ...



$8M for 88 victims of abuse by Franciscan friar

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Eighty-eight former students who were sexually molested by a Franciscan friar who worked as an athletic trainer at a Catholic high school have settled their legal claims for $8 million, according to two attorneys who represent more than half the victims.


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