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Consensus: Murkowski Is Running

Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is expected to announce later Friday that she will seek to keep her seat by running as a write-in candidate in November. She was defeated for renomination in the Aug. 24 primary.

Christine O'Donnell Preaches Anti-Elite Message To 'Values Voters'

Christine O'Donnell preached her anti-elite message to a Christian conservative audience in DC. She tried to turn her financial troubles into an asset, saying that at least she didn't have to worry about where to berth her yacht for tax purposes.

Joe Torre To Retire As Dodgers Manager

The dugout legend will be replaced by hitting coach Don Mattingly. Torre, 70, came to Los Angeles in 2008 after 12 years and four World Series titles with the New York Yankees. He has won more than 2,300 games in 29 years as a big-league manager.

Excess Coal Dust Found In Massey Mine

Evidence of the dust surfaced during an investigation into the West Virginia coal mine's explosion in April. Regulations require the removal or neutralization of built-up coal dust because of its explosive nature. Investigators say 79 percent of samples from the mine were not in compliance with federal standards.

Afghan Voters Head To Polls Amid Threats, Fraud

Afghanistan elects a new parliament on Saturday. But the credibility of the election is at risk. As the war between the Taliban and U.S.-led coalition continues and predictions of widespread election fraud grow, many voters say they may stay home.

Despite Deeper Understanding Of Mental Illness, Stigma Lingers

Researchers found that more people are aware that mental illness is rooted in brain biology. Still the knowledge hasn't decreased the stigma of the disease.

Los Alamos Pair Held In Nuclear Secrets Case

A scientist and his wife -- both formerly employed as contractors at the Los Alamos National Laboratory in New Mexico -- face federal charges in a sting operation built on the scientist's alleged offer to help build Venezuela a nuclear bomb.

In Dicey Economy, Casino Dealers In Demand

Philadelphia's new SugarHouse Casino will join a growing list of places to play poker and blackjack on the East Coast. But the casino boom is running into an unexpected obstacle: a shortage of qualified dealers. A community college in Bethlehem, Pa., adds table-game classes to prepare students for jobs.

Clark To Lead Georgia Chamber

There is new leadership at the state’s top business organization. Chris Clark has been named President and C-E-O of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce.

Struggling County Welcomes New Prison

Jenkins County has seen its luck turn around. The recent discovery of a civil war prison could bring thousands of tourists to town. But now the county known for having the highest unemployment rate in the state will be the site of a new state prison.

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