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  • News Guide: DCCC outraises Senate rivals

    1 hour, 12 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Political parties and their committees faced a Monday deadline to disclose how much cash each raised last month and how much they had on hand as October began. Democrats' campaign committee for House races picked up $16.7 ...

  • Another month, another global heat record broken

    1 hour, 49 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — September brought more record heat globally, and meteorologists say Earth is now on pace to tie for the hottest year ever recorded. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration announced Monday that last month the globe averaged 60.3 ...

  • Obama praises Supreme Court's gay marriage orders

    2 hours, 42 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama says the Supreme Court's recent gay marriage orders may have the biggest impact of any ruling of his presidency. Obama told The New Yorker that the court's Oct. 6 rejection of appeals from states ...

  • Militant pleads not guilty in Benghazi attacks

    2 hours, 53 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A Libyan militant has pleaded not guilty to charges arising from the 2012 Benghazi attacks that killed four Americans, including U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens. Forty-three-year-old Ahmed Abu Khattala entered the plea through his lawyer Monday in a ...

  • Court to decide if convicted felon can sell guns

    3 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court will decide whether a convicted felon barred from possessing guns can sell or transfer the weapons to another person after he had surrendered them to authorities. The justice on Monday agreed to hear an ...

  • Justices will decide privacy case on hotel records

    4 hours, 29 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has agreed to referee a dispute over police access to hotel information about guests without first getting a search warrant. The justices said Monday they will hear an appeal by the city of Los ...

  • US airdrops arms to Kurds in Syrian town of Kobani

    9 hours, 57 minutes ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. military says it has airdropped weapons, ammunition and medical supplies to Kurdish forces defending the Syrian city of Kobani against Islamic State militants. The airdrops Sunday were the first of their kind and followed weeks ...

  • US airdrops arms and supplies to Kurdish opposition fighters in Syrian town of Kobani

    16 hours, 1 minute ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — US airdrops arms and supplies to Kurdish opposition fighters in Syrian town of Kobani.

  • Suspect in Washington police shooting spree jailed

    1 day ago

    (AP) EVERETT, Wash. (AP) — A 43-year-old Granite Falls man accused of shooting at police stations and other targets in three Snohomish County towns last week is now in jail. The Herald reports ( ) that Hans Hansen was booked into ...

  • Obama switches gears, confronting Ebola head on

    1 day, 5 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama delayed acting on immigration and an attorney general nomination this fall to dodge the politics of the midterm campaign season. But there was one topic he could not push aside — Ebola. The past ...

  • US, other nations condemn violence in Libya

    1 day, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States and four other nations are strongly condemning the ongoing violence in Libya and calling for an immediate cessation of hostilities. Joining the U.S. in the condemnation are France, Italy, Germany and Britain. In a ...

  • High court balks at last-minute voting changes

    1 day, 22 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court has allowed Texas to use its strict voter ID law in the November election even after a federal judge said the law was the equivalent of a poll tax and threatened to deprive many ...

  • Report: Ferguson officer says he feared for life

    2 days ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — An attorney for the family of an unarmed black 18-year-old who was fatally shot by a white police officer in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri, says the officer's account of what happened is "self-serving." Benjamin ...

  • Justices balk at last-minute voting changes

    2 days, 1 hour ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas has gotten the go-ahead from the Supreme Court to use its strict voter ID law in the November election. The court's action early Saturday comes even after a judge said the law was the equivalent of ...

  • Justices allow Texas use of new voter ID law

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is allowing Texas to use its controversial new voter identification law for the November election. A majority of the nation's highest court on Saturday rejected an emergency request from the Justice Department and civil ...

  • Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election

    2 days, 8 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Supreme Court allows Texas to enforce new voter ID law for November election.

  • Not all cases cited by FBI hinge on access to data

    2 days, 9 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — The text messages captured a cover-up of unimaginable abuse: Parents had struck their toddler so often that they ultimately killed her. The child shook badly because we beat her, the father wrote, and the mother complained that ...

  • US: Human rights criticism needles NKorea

    2 days, 19 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. official says North Korea is coming out of its shell as it scrambles to fight back against international criticism of its human rights record. Robert King, U.S. envoy on North Korean human rights issues, said ...

  • Kobani key to US strategy against Islamic State

    2 days, 20 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Dusty and remote, the Syrian city of Kobani has become an unlikely spoil in the war against Islamic State militants — and far more of a strategic prize than the United States wants to admit. Perched on ...

  • GOP airs Willie Horton-type ad against Democrat

    2 days, 21 hours ago

    (AP) WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans are airing an ad linking a Nebraska Democrat to a convicted murderer in a commercial echoing the Willie Horton spot of the 1988 presidential race. The ad criticizes congressional candidate Brad Ashford for supporting a law ...

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