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In this June 4, 2017, photo. new Army recruits take part in a swearing in ceremony before a baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the Colorado Rockies in San Diego. The Army has missed its recruiting goal for the first time in more than a decade. Army leaders tell The Associated Press they signed up about 70,000 new troops for the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull) **FILE**

Army misses recruiting goal for first time in over a decade

- The Washington Times

Blaming increased competition in a strong private-sector economy and the fact that "nobody wants to talk" to recruiters on the phone or face to face these days, Army officials said Friday they missed their recruiting goal this year for the first time in well over a decade.

FILE - This combination of file photos shows Michigan gubernatorial candidates in the November election from left, Democrat Gretchen Whitmer and her Republican challenger Bill Schuette. Whitmer on Friday, Sept. 21, 2018, denied Republicans' allegation that as Ingham County's interim prosecutor two years ago, she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaults before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor. (AP Photo/File)

Whitmer denies GOP ad alleging refusal to prosecute Nassar

- Associated Press

Democrat Gretchen Whitmer on Friday denied Republicans' allegation that she refused to prosecute disgraced former sports doctor Larry Nassar for sexual assaulting gymnasts and other victims before the charges were brought by Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette, her GOP opponent in this year's race for governor.

Mourners gather to remember slain Kansas deputy

Associated Press

Thousands have gathered to mourn a Kansas sheriff's deputy who is credited with saving lives when he killed his attacker before collapsing and dying from a gunshot wound.

In this Sept. 7, 2017, photo provided by Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, golfer Celia Barquin Arozamena poses for a photo. The former ISU golfer was found dead Monday, Sept. 17, 2018, at a golf course in Ames.  Collin Daniel Richards, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder in her death. (Luke Lu/Iowa State University via AP)

Records: Suspect in golfer's death struggled after prison

- Associated Press

Police in an Iowa college town had repeated interactions with a troubled drifter in the weeks between his departure from prison and his alleged killing of a star golfer from Spain, records show.

FILE - In this Oct. 11, 1991, file photo,  Anita Hill testifies in the Russell Caucus room on Capitol Hill in Washington where the Senate Judiciary Committee was hearing testimony on the nomination of Clarence Thomas for the Supreme Court. (AP Photo/Greg Gibson, File)

How it looks: Optics key in fight over Kavanaugh hearing

- Associated Press

The congressional showdown taking shape between Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and the woman who has accused him of sexual assault is a battle of optics as much as truth, and it comes at the height of campaign season.

Officials: Girl stabs boy with scissors after science class

Associated Press

Police and school district officials in Philadelphia say an eighth-grade girl stabbed a 13-year-old boy in the abdomen with scissors after an altercation in science class, and the boy is in stable condition at a hospital.