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Selling Mitch McConnell: What's love got to do with it?

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PADUCAH Ky - Mitch McConnell is hardly a lovable guy. The Republican leader in the U.S. Senate has a dour public persona and many of his constituents don't view him as a "real Kentuckian," according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll that underscores what his election campaign already knows - McConnell has an image problem.

Former NFL kicker Bironas dies in car wreck

- Former Tennessee Titans’ kicker Rob Bironas died late Saturday in a single vehicle car crash in Nashville, police said on Sunday.

Sports, 8:59am EDT

Massive New York march aims to focus world's eyes on climate change

NEW YORK - World leaders including U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon were set to join farmers, fishermen, children and others in a massive demonstration on Sunday to demand action on climate change.

White House intruder was armed with knife: officials

WASHINGTON - The Texas man arrested on Friday for charging at the White House was armed with a knife when he climbed a fence and made it into the executive mansion after President Barack Obama had departed, the U.S. Attorney's Office said on Saturday.

20 Sep 2014

Florida prison system fires 32 guards after inmate deaths: Miami Herald

- The secretary of Florida's prison system has fired nearly three dozen guards in the wake of the recent scrutiny given to inmate deaths across the state during recent years, the Miami Herald newspaper reported.

2:59am EDT

Police capture four of five escaped California inmates

- Police have recaptured four of the five inmates, described as armed and dangerous, who escaped from a jail near Fresno, California, authorities said on Saturday.

2:44am EDT

Person of interest named in hunt for missing Virginia student

- Police looking for a missing University of Virginia student identified a 32-year-old man, Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr, as a person of interest in the case on Saturday, a day after searching his car and apartment.

20 Sep 2014

Man charged with killing NFL player Peterson's son released on bond: report

- A South Dakota man charged last year with killing NFL star Adrian Peterson's 2-year-old son has been released on $2 million bond, U.S. media reported on Saturday.

Sports, 12:37am EDT

Pope names moderate as Chicago archbishop, key role in U.S. Church

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis, in his first major appointment in the hierarchy of the Catholic Church in the United States, on Saturday named Bishop Blase Cupich as the new archbishop of Chicago.

Tour boat runs aground near Statue of Liberty; none injured

NEW YORK - A large sailboat ran aground on a sandbar near the Statue of Liberty in New York on Saturday, triggering the evacuation of all 121 tourists aboard but causing no injuries, authorities said on Saturday.

20 Sep 2014

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