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Gallup getting rid of 2016 presidential 'horse race' polling A major name in presidential polling is backing away from the horse race. Gallup says it will stop testing who's up and who's down in the 2016 presidential primary election. The organization will instead focus on the issues over the 13 months. The development comes as national polls play a growing role in the presidential politics. Debate participation has been determined solely by national polls, despite questions ...

SHARE: 2015 Corn mazes, pumpkin patches and haunted houses in the Ozarks The Ozarks is known for it's beautiful fall foliage. Enjoy the fall colors and the abundance of corn mazes and pumpkin patches. Some are haunted and some are kid friendly. Whatever you choose you're bound to have fun. So grab the kiddos and hop in the car to go get lost one of the many mazes, patches, and haunted houses the Ozarks have to offer. Keep ...

Royals go with speed over power in AL Division Series roster KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Kansas City Royals are going with a speedy roster for their AL Division Series against Houston, including pinch runner Terrance Gore at the expense of outfielder Jonny Gomes. The Royals acquired Gomes from the Atlanta Braves late in the season. But while Gomes excels against left-handed pitchers, and the Astros are starting lefty Scott Kazmir on Friday, Kansas City manager ...

Molina on Cardinals roster, will play wearing splint ST. LOUIS (AP) — All-Star catcher Yadier Molina is on the St. Louis Cardinals roster for the NL division series against the Chicago Cubs and will play wearing a splint to protect a strained ligament in his left thumb. Molina was injured on a tag play in Chicago on Sept. 20. The Cardinals roster includes four rookies — outfielder Randal Grichuk, outfielder-first baseman Stephen Piscotty, outfielder Tommy ...

City Utilities will stop burning coal at James River Power Station City Utilities is making a big change in the way it generates electricity. City Utilities will discontinue the use of coal at James River Power Station on October 15, 2015. This action will remain in place until further notice, with additional research needed to determine the full impact of the new regulations on coal operations at this plant. The decision comes after CU evaluated the EPA’s ...

St. Louis police increase security for baseball playoffs Baseball fans converging on downtown St. Louis for the first-round playoff series between the Cardinals and the Chicago Cubs can expect a greater police presence.  St. Louis Police Chief Sam Dotson says officers will be in greater numbers for the best-of-five series that gets under way Friday.  Game 2 is on Saturday. A local business promotion group, Downtown STL, says it will provide guides who will ...

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France train attack hero stabbed in California
US serviceman Spencer Stone (C), pictured during a celebration in Sacramento on September 11, 2015, has reportedly been stabbed in CaliforniaOne of three Americans who helped thwart a terror attack on a Paris-bound train was stabbed in his home state of California -- apparently after coming to a woman's rescue, authorities said Thursday. Airman Spencer Stone, 23, was stabbed in Sacramento after he got into a fight with a group of men as he was leaving a bar with friends, Ken Bernard, the city's deputy chief of police told reporters.

Latin America rolls out red carpet for once-scorned IMF
Attendees are reflected in a mirrored wall as they arrive for the IMF and World Bank annual meetings, in Lima, Peru, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. The world's finance ministers and central bankers are in Lima for the joint annual meetings of the World Bank and IMF that run through Sunday. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)LIMA, Peru (AP) — The last time the IMF held its annual meetings in Latin America, Ernesto "Che" Guevara was trying to spread Cuba's revolution throughout the hemisphere and much of the region was under the thumb of repressive dictatorships.

Police raid VW headquarters as probe mounts in Germany, US
Volkswagen has sunk into the deepest crisis of its history after revealing it equipped 11 million of its diesel vehicles worldwide with software that switches the engine to a low-emissions mode during testsPrivate apartments were also raided in Volkswagen's hometown of Wolfsburg and other cities, prosecutors told AFP, as police sought to secure documents and digital data that could point to those responsible for the deception of global proportions. The raids came as Volkswagen's US chief Michael Horn faced a grilling before Congress, where he sought to distance himself from the scandal while blaming it on engineers in Germany. Horn told a committee that he had learned in early 2014 that the group's ostensibly environmentally friendly diesel cars breached pollution rules.

Refugee crisis shows reality of globalization, says Germany's Schaeuble
The influx of hundreds of thousands of refugees into Europe is part of the reality of globalization, German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble said on Thursday. German authorities are struggling to cope with the roughly 10,000 refugees arriving every day, many fleeing conflict in the Middle East. IMF meetings tried to organize the forces of globalization "such that everyone can live with them," Schaeuble said.

US actor Randy Quaid ordered released; facing deportation
Actor Randy Quaid arrives at his Immigration and Refugee Board hearing in Montreal, Thursday, Oct. 8, 2015. Quaid said in an interview that he could be deported from Canada next week and that he would like to resolve his legal issues in California and "move on with my life." The actor and his Canadian wife fled the U.S. in 2010, saying they were victims of persecution. (Peter McCabe/The Canadian Press via AP)MONTREAL (AP) — American actor Randy Quaid was ordered released Thursday by Canada's Immigration and Refugee Board but still faces being sent back to the United States next week.