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The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

Liz Weston: How to Fund College if You Didn't Save Enough

By Lisa Rathke |
Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surface...

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The Amazon of Its Day, Sears' Woes Were Years in the Making

The Amazon of Its Day, Sears' Woes Were Years in the Making

By Allen G. Breed and Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 16
From its beginnings as a mail-order watch business in Minneapolis 132 years ago, Sears grew to become America's everything-under-one-roof store and the biggest retailer in the world.

Democrats Lead Republicans on Fundraising Ahead of Midterms

Democrats Lead Republicans on Fundraising Ahead of Midterms

By Bill Barrow, Brian Slodysko, and Chad Day | Oct 16
Democrats lead Republicans in the money race in many of the key Senate and House campaigns three weeks ahead of midterm elections that will determine control of Congress.

Insurer Anthem Will Pay Record $16M for Massive Data Breach

Insurer Anthem Will Pay Record $16M for Massive Data Breach

By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar | Oct 16
The nation's second-largest health insurer has agreed to pay the government a record $16 million to settle potential privacy violations in the biggest known health care hack in U.S. history, officials said Monday.

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

The Lessons After Threats Drive a Black Legislator to Quit

By Lisa Rathke | Oct 15
Voters in this very liberal, very white state made Kiah Morris a pioneer when in 2014 they elected her as its first black female legislator. Not long after, another Vermont surfaced: racist threats that eventually forced her to leave office.

Netflix Deal Could Boost All Parts of New Mexico

Netflix Deal Could Boost All Parts of New Mexico

Oct 15
Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship.

Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits in 1 Year

Army Expelled 500 Immigrant Recruits in 1 Year

By Martha Mendoza and Garance Burke | Oct 15
Over the course of 12 months, the U.S. Army discharged more than 500 immigrant enlistees who were recruited across the globe for their language or medical skills and promised a fast track to citizenship.

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

Sears Files for Chapter 11 Amid Plunging Sales, Massive Debt

By Anne D'Innocenzio | Oct 15
Sears filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Monday, buckling under its massive debt load and staggering losses.

Hawaii Hotel Worker Strike Could Go Into 2019

Hawaii Hotel Worker Strike Could Go Into 2019

Oct 15
Officials are worried a strike involving about 2,700 Marriott hotel workers in Hawaii could continue into next year.

Immigrants Face Hurdles to Prove Abuse by U.S. Agents

By Nomaan Merchant and Claudia Lauer | Oct 15
Within hours of being booked at a Border Patrol station in far West Texas, two teenage sisters from Guatemala came forward to allege that an agent conducted an improper strip search.

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Tall Tale on 'Record' Judges, Income

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's Tall Tale on 'Record' Judges, Income

By Hope Yen and Calvin Woodward | Oct 15
With midterm elections three weeks away, President Trump is claiming a "record" 84 judges confirmed to the federal bench and suggests he will fill 50 percent of the seats in the judiciary. It's not a record, and he's nowhere close to half.

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