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Donald Trump's lead in deep-red Texas is shrinking

He voted for President Obama four years ago and was hoping for Sanders this year, but won't accept a candidate he says is simply "the lesser of two evils". So for elected Republican officials in red states like Missouri, West Virginia or Arkansas, especially anyone running for office, denouncing Trump may not be a smart move.

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NC will extend voter registration in 36 counties

Floodwaters associated with Hurricane Matthew surround homes and a church sign Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, in Lumberton, N.C. Gov. There's no indication of structural failure. Wilmington, near where the Cape Fear River meets the coast, is bracing for downtown flooding this weekend. One section of the town still has flooded roads that have delayed restoration of service.

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Cosby loses latest effort to get charges thrown out

During Cosby's May 24 preliminary hearing, District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and co-prosecutors M. Stewart Ryan and Kristen Feden presented county and Cheltenham detectives as witnesses who testified and read into the record statements that Constand allegedly gave to detectives on January 22, 2005, claiming Cosby had sexual contact with her while she visited his Cheltenham mansion.

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Speaker Ryan won't defend Trump; focuses on saving GOP majority

Trump told Bill O'Reilly that a tweet he sent earlier in the day referring to taking off his "shackles" referred to his Republican opponents, "some of the people that are weak and ineffective" and were "being nasty to the nominee". For her part, Clinton and her allies are steadily becoming more bullish. As the GOP battled itself, Clinton focused on climate change in swing state Florida alongside former Vice President Al Gore.

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Resident calls Fort Worth police to report mysterious clown sighting

The national trend of creepy clown sightings is now terrorizing the Stateline. The internet-fueled phenomenon has included an incident at the University of Illinois Chicago on Tuesday, when a student in clown garb (who said his actions were "performance art") was detained by police.

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Mike Pence won't 'condone' or 'defend' Donald Trump's remarks

On Friday night, Pence blasted the media at an OH rally following the Washington Post's publication of the previously unaired Trump footage, where Trump can be heard bragging about how he would "grab [women] by the p****" and "just start kissing them" because "you can do anything ".

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Nevada legislature to approve $750 million for Raiders stadium

Lawmakers didn't end up voting Tuesday for the bill they were deliberating, which would have authorized the Clark County Commission to raise sales tax by one-tenth of 1 percent to help fund more police officers. Sheldon Adelson of the Sands Casino Group has pledged $650 million to the project, standing behind his words to CBS when he vowed to see to it that the Raiders had a home in Las Vegas pending the approval of the $750 million.

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Wells Fargo CEO retires amid cross-selling scandal

Around 5,300 employees have been fired by the San Francisco-based bank in the wake of the scandal. In a Senate hearing where Stumpf was attacked on both sides of the aisle, Sen. The investment management firm now holds a total of 23,460,109 shares of Wells Fargo & Co which is valued at $1,066,261,954. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approximately 1.10% of Legal General Group Plc's portfolio.

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Nevada legislature clears the way for Raiders to move to Las Vegas

And that is why Davis wants to assure the other owners and Raiders fans and restate his plan for the team to play in Oakland in 2017 and '18, while the Las Vegas stadium would be under construction. The NFL says it believes the Raiders should stay here. If they do the same thing, that means that the owners would likely vote on a potential Raiders move in January.

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Wells Fargo Statement Regarding Ohio Gov. John Kasich's October 14 Announcement

The board has always meant to disclose conclusions of the review, which may yet take months to complete, a person with knowledge of the plan said hours later, asking not to be identified because the process is confidential. In a conference call with analysts, Sloan acknowledged the criticism of Stumpf, saying senior management "could have - and should have - done more".

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Wells Fargo CEO quits in wake of massive bonus-hunting scandal

Wells' settlement on September 8 with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Office of the Comptroller of the Currency and a Los Angeles prosecutor revealed the bank had opened as many as 2 million accounts in retail customers' names without their permission.

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Costume mocking Kim Kardashian robbery ignites online outrage

Social media participants are not typically quick to defend the reality TV maven, but when a Kim Kardashian robbery Halloween costume popped up on a costume website Monday, the internet at large went into an uproar. It is not amusing". The response on social media wasn't much better. "We are not mocking anyone", Johnathon Weeks at Costumeish said. "It's one day out of the year", he said.

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Oklahoma's Perine and K. State's Ertz leave Saturday's game with injuries

If the pattern holds, KSU and 19th-ranked OU are in for a dogfight Saturday (11 a.m. ESPN) on Owen Field. Overall, K-State returns 75 percent of its scoring and assists and 87 percent of its rebounding. "We haven't played close to what we think we can play". Cornerback Michiah Quick suffered the most severe injury-out six weeks with a sprained MCL. Defensive back Ahmad Thomas is likely to be back after taking a knee to the head last week.

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Donald Trump Says Polls Rigged, Hillary Clinton On Drugs During Debate

We should take a drug test prior, because I don't know what's going on with her. "I wondered if the sexual behavior was some kind of test and whether or not I had passed" by rejecting it, she said, but Trump later offered her a job at a golf course for half the salary she had requested.

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Former 'Apprentice' contestant accuses Donald Trump of sexual assault

At the same time that former Apprentice contestant Summer Zervos was telling reporters how Donald Trump (allegedly) groped her and repeatedly sexually harassed her in 2007, Trump was explaining that he couldn't possibly have sexually assaulted a different accuser because she wasn't hot enough.

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Clinton has a huge lead over Trump in campaign funds

He's calling for both candidates to take a drug test prior to the final debate on Wednesday. That would make September the best fundraising month Trump has had. Trump's tribulations and accusations overshadowed the release Saturday of yet more emails hacked from accounts of Clinton campaign Chairman John Podesta, laying bare aspects of the campaign's internal deliberations.

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Deputies dig up vehicle unearthed by Hurricane Matthew in Florida

While Matthew's wind speed had dropped considerably by the time it hit the Southeast coast, the storm will still go down as one of the most potent hurricanes on record, based on such factors as wind energy and longevity, and one of the most long-lived major hurricanes, too.

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Donald Trump hints Hillary Clinton was on drugs during second presidential debate

Don't you think? I like it better without it. "She would not be my first choice, that I can tell you". A former contestant on "The Apprentice", Zervos says she contacted Trump to ask for a job. Pence made the remarks in Indianapolis on Saturday during a ceremony celebrating the state's 200th birthday. Then recently divorced, Trump was then a frequent presence in the NY tabloids, and he was regular presence on the Manhattan club scene.

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Samsung Electronics Co Ltd Phone Started Smoking on Plane, Reports Say

The phone box bears a black square symbol, a sign that it's a replacement model of the Note 7. The recall of the phone came at an inopportune time for Samsung , as Apple released its rival iPhone 7 in the same month, and Google announced that it was introducing its new Pixel phone to the market.

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Truck plows through Nevada crowd during protest

Five people were treated for minor injuries after being hit by a pickup during a confrontation in Downtown Reno. The driver stopped several blocks away, and both he and a passenger in the pickup are cooperating, Soto said. News stories displayed here appear in our category for US Headlines and are licensed via a specific agreement between LongIsland.com and The Associated Press , the world's oldest and largest news organization.

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22 homes destroyed in northern Nevada wildfire

It also has delayed the start of a special session at the Nevada Legislature where lawmakers are considering raising the hotel tax in Las Vegas to help fund construction of a football stadium meant to lure the NFL's Raiders to the city. Several elementary schools, a high school and the Redfield campus of the University of Nevada, Reno were closed. Another fire burning along a highway connecting Reno to Lake Tahoe had destroyed at least one structure.

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Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf Steps Down Amid Scandal

Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, before the House Financial Services Committee investigating Wells Fargo's opening of unauthorized customer accounts. will walk away with about $134.1 million. This is not the first scandal that has been associated with the banking giant. Wells Fargo & Co makes up approx 0.25% of Carl Domino Inc's portfolio.Addison Capital Co reduced its stake in WFC by selling 1,130 shares or 2.58% in the most ...

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1 dead in South Carolina from hurricane

In North Carolina, a state of emergency has been expanded to all 100 counties. Officials in St. Lucie County, Florida, said two people died overnight when emergency officials could not get to them because of the storm's strong winds. Hurricane-force winds extended outward up to 45 miles from that center. The storm maintains winds of 75 miles per hour and is moving on a northeastern path at 13 miles per hour.

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NJ Transit urged to focus on installing speed-control technology

Investigators say other tests showed the train's air brake system working as designed. "In addition, and as an extra safety measure, trains entering Hoboken terminal will decrease their approach speed from 10 miles per hour to 5 miles per hour", said Steven Santoro, the executive director of NJ Transit .

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Kurt Busch Spins Late in Final Practice Session at Kansas

Sort of an interesting stat: In recent memory, Kansas Speedway has been dominated by drivers still driving in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Chase. "Everyone is starting off square", Sadler said, "so you're trying to get a point here and get a point there".

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Indians edge Blue Jays 2-1, take 2-0 lead in ALCS

He went 2-1 with a 1.85 ERA in his last four regular-season starts after returning to the rotation when Danny Salazar strained his forearm on September 9. He struck out six over 6 2/3 innings at Rogers Centre on July 1, and had nine Ks in 7 1/3 innings on August 21 in Cleveland . You can't stay in one spot.

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Trump Threatens Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault Report

On October 12, the New York Times carried a report on two women who came forward with accounts of Trump assaulting them years ago. The women said they made a decision to speak out, years after the alleged misconduct, because Trump had dismissed a recording of him making crude comments about women as "locker room talk" rather than sexually aggressive behavior.

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Portman on Trump: 'I can no longer support him'

Saturday afternoon, John McCain also withdrew his support for Trump , writing in a statement on his website , "I have wanted to support the candidate our party nominated". Both Trump's wife and his running mate criticised his words, saying they were insulting and indefensible. With the November 8 elections one month away and Clinton leading in the polls by almost five percentage points nationally, the latest uproar has plunged Trump in the deepest crisis of his turbulent ...

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Clinton heavily favored to win Electoral College, poll shows

Donald Trump took aim at the war on drugs on Saturday - by challenging Hillary Clinton to take a drug test. A drug test would be interesting because it would great to see what Trump is on. If the election were held this week, the project estimates that Clinton's odds of securing the 270 Electoral College votes needed to win the presidency at more than 95 percent and by a margin of 118 Electoral College votes.

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Wisconsin's top Republicans sticking by Trump

Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton has repeatedly cited Trump's comments about the Khan family as evidence that he lacks the temperament to be president. "Jeff Sessions, and then flying to St. Louis on Sunday for the 2nd Presidential Debate", the statement read. The remarks also drew condemnation from GOP lawmakers, namely those running for re-election.

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Two tornadoes hit Oregon; more storms expected Saturday

A second round of strong winds is likely Saturday afternoon through Sunday, when a high wind watch will be in effect. People can expect peak winds to last just an hour or two sometime between 4 p.m. See all the weather warnings for Western Washington here . The red-flag warning was in effect from 2 p.m. Thursday to 11 a.m. Friday in north central Nevada.

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Raiders Progressing in Move to Las Vegas

The stadium funding will come from a 0.88 percent increase in the room tax on the Las Vegas Strip while the convention center would come from a 0.5 percent increase elsewhere in Clark County. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones confirmed that an owner can move a team without going through the proper channels when discussing the Rams move to Los Angeles in January of 2015.

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Oklahoma's Samaje Perine ruled out following first quarter injury

Oklahoma has Samaje Perine , the Big 12's leading rusher as a freshman two seasons ago, and all-around standout Joe Mixon . The Wildcats went three-and-out to begin the second half, as Ertz removed himself from the game after one play with an apparent injury.

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San Francisco Police Have 'Institutionalized Bias' Against Minorities, Feds Find

The DOJ identified 94 findings and provided 272 recommendations for improvement within the police department. "Those disparities are contributing to why the community does not trust the San Francisco Police Department", Davis said. "We have made progress, but there is still a lot of work to do". City officials requested the review following the shooting death of Mario Woods, a young black man, and the discovery of homophobic and racist text messages exchanged between officers.

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Hillary leads by 7 points as Trump faces grope claims

And at the end ... she could barely reach her vehicle". "We should take a drug test prior, because I don't know what's going on with her". New Hampshire is tackling an opioid abuse crisis , and during his speech, Trump also praised the drug policy of his running mate, IN governor Mike Pence.


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