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  • Judge dismisses cases in IRS political controversy

    11 hours, 13 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed two lawsuits stemming from the government's alleged mistreatment of conservative groups that applied for tax-exempt status. Forty-two organizations sued the government, the Internal Revenue Service and individual IRS officials for constitutional violations, ...

  • News Guide: So much cash, FEC struggles to keep up

    12 hours, 39 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Political parties and their campaign committees faced a Thursday deadline — their last before Election Day — to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand for the final push ...

  • Obama taps major fundraiser for Sweden ambassador

    14 hours, 15 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is nominating a major fundraiser for his presidential campaign to be the next U.S. ambassador to Sweden. The White House says Azita Raji is Obama's pick for the job. She's a former investment banker ...

  • US negotiator: Some want talks with Iran to fail

    15 hours, 59 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — America's chief nuclear negotiator believes that some U.S. allies and members of Congress don't want diplomacy with Iran to succeed. The undersecretary of state for political affairs, Wendy Sherman, concedes the nuclear talks are controversial. She says ...

  • Obama fundraises for Dems at Sen. Rockefeller home

    17 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama is raising money for Democrats at the sprawling Washington home of West Virginia Sen. Jay Rockefeller. Obama's fundraiser on Thursday will benefit the Democratic National Committee. The DNC says about 25 donors paid up ...

  • US, SKorea agree to delay wartime control transfer

    17 hours, 9 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has agreed to maintain wartime control of South Korean troops in the event of an attack by North Korea for the foreseeable future, delaying the transfer of authority to Seoul that had been scheduled ...

  • Prisoner in Afghanistan to be tried in US

    17 hours, 17 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. officials say the Obama administration is preparing to transfer a military detainee in Afghanistan for criminal trial in federal court in Virginia. The move would mark the first time a military detainee from Afghanistan was brought ...

  • Warren running for president? 'I don't think so'

    18 hours, 23 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she doesn't think she's running for president in in 2016, a shift from her usual script. The liberal favorite typically answers the question by saying, "I am not running for president." But ...

  • White House fence jumper held without bond

    18 hours, 25 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence was ordered held without bond in an appearance Thursday before a federal magistrate judge. Dominic Adesanya (ah-deh-SAHN'-yah) resisted being taken away and started talking as two ...

  • 3 states wage fight to keep same-sex marriage ban

    19 hours, 31 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Three states are continuing their legal fight against same-sex marriage, despite rulings from federal appeals courts that oversee those states that concluded gay and lesbian couples have the right to marry. Even as officials in other states ...

  • Pentagon: Iraq says troops will go on offensive

    19 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Pentagon says Iraq's new defense minister says his troops will go on the offensive against Islamic State militants who have taken over large sections of the country. Rear Adm. John Kirby, the Pentagon press secretary, says ...

  • GOP's Senate arm collects $10M in 2 weeks

    21 hours, 34 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The campaign arm for Senate Republicans raised $10 million during the first two weeks of October and has the same amount ready for the final three weeks of the campaign. The National Republican Senatorial Committee on Thursday ...

  • 3 states deny gay unions despite appellate rulings

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The writing is on the wall for gay marriage bans in Kansas, Montana and South Carolina after federal appeals courts that oversee those states have made clear that keeping gay and lesbian couples from marrying is unconstitutional. ...

  • White House fence jumper charged with assault

    1 day, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The 23-year-old Maryland man who climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night has been charged with felonies for assaulting two police dogs and making threats, the Secret Service said Thursday. Dominic Adesanya of Bel Air, Maryland, ...

  • US: IS earns $1M a month in black market oil sales

    23 hours, 38 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Treasury Department says Islamic State militants are earning about $1 million a month just from black market oil sales. The official who leads the department's effort to undermine the group's financial strength says IS also has ...

  • Goofy dinosaur blends Barney and Jar Jar Binks

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Nearly 50 years ago, scientists found bones of two large, powerful dinosaur arms in Mongolia and figured they had discovered a fearsome critter with killer claws. Now scientists have found the rest of the dinosaur and have ...

  • Man apprehended after jumping White House fence

    1 day, 6 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A 23-year-old Maryland man is in custody after he climbed over the White House fence Wednesday night and was swiftly apprehended on the North Lawn by uniformed Secret Service agents and their dogs. The incident came about ...

  • Senate Democrats return to Ky. race with TV ads

    1 day, 11 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats' official campaign arm and one of its largest outside allies on Wednesday reversed course in the Kentucky race and put campaign cash behind television ads for Alison Lundergan Grimes and her bid to oust Republican ...

  • Obama invites Afghanistan's new leaders to US

    1 day, 13 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has extended new invitations to Afghanistan's new leaders to visit the White House early next year. The White House says Obama spoke by videoconference Wednesday with President Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai (ahsh-RAHF' gah-NEE' ah-mahd-ZEYE') and ...

  • Senator blasts CIA for censoring 'torture' report

    1 day, 15 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Democratic senator says the CIA is trying to blunt the impact of an upcoming Senate report examining the harsh treatment of al-Qaida detainees by insisting on censoring the pseudonyms for CIA officers mentioned in the document. ...

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