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On Final Lap, Romney and Obama Focus on Key States
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are storming into the final day of their long presidential contest, mounting one last effort to protect their flanks while engaging in the toughest battleground of all -- Ohio.
The two campaigns are ready to leave matters in the hands of voters and their schedules leave little doubt of where the election will be won or lost. Obama's holding rallies in Wisconsin and Iowa. Romney is cutting a broader swath, with events in Florida, Virginia and New Hampshire.
But the richest prize is Ohio, and on Monday both Obama and Romney will rally their supporters in Columbus, the state capital.
Posted: Monday, November 5 2012, 05:21 AM CST
IN OKLAHOMA NEWS
Okla. Senator says tornado aid should be paid for
May 21, 2013 14:50 GMT
WASHINGTON (AP) -- Conservative Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn says that any additional federal aid to help tornado victims and to rebuild devastated areas of his state should be financed with cuts to other programs in the government's $3.6 trillion budget.
Spokesman John Hart says it's a position Coburn has consistently held regarding federal spending on disasters dating to the 1995 bombing of a federal building in Oklahoma City.
But federal disaster aid such as $60 billion passed earlier this year to rebuild coastal states including New York and New Jersey from Superstorm Sandy typically is approved as "emergency" spending that is simply added to the budget deficit. That may happen again if more aid is need for Oklahoma.
Federal disaster aid coffers remain flush from the infusion of Sandy aid.
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From the FOX 25 First Forecast Center..Isolated strong to severe t'storms are expected for south central and eastern Oklahoma. There is a severe t'storm watch until 7 a. ...
Asia stocks fall
BANGKOK (AP) -- Asian stock markets fell today as investors waited for the U.S. Federal Reserve to telegraph what it plans to do next with its economic stimulus program.
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Dow Record: Three tales of ups, downs and changes
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By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ
AP Business Writer
NEW YORK (AP) -- When the Dow first crossed 14,000, investors were overjoyed. ...
IN THE NEWS: iPHONE RECOVERED AFTER THEFT IN OREGON
MEDFORD, Ore. (AP) -- A smartphone, plus a not-so-smart criminal -- equals an arrest in Oregon.
WASHINGTON (AP) -- George Washington University students will soon be walking all over the White House and the Capitol, too.