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  • Bleak chic: Urban Outfitters incurs wrath of the Internet with 'blood splattered' Kent State sweatshirt

    Urban Outfitters came under fire Monday after online users discovered the "Vintage Kent State Sweatshirt," a sun-faded cotton sweatshirt apparently spattered in fake blood.

  • Voting has already begun in North Carolina

    There are only 50 days left until this year's midterm elections -- but voting has already begun in some states.

  • Closing Guantanamo Bay on track for first time

    It will take a few more years and a congressional change of heart, but President Obama's promise to close the terrorist prison at Guantanamo Bay naval base is now on a timeline to take place before he leaves office.

  • Sanders gets warm reception in Iowa

    Sen. Bernie Sanders, an Independent from Vermont, spoke Sunday evening at an event not far from Hillary Clinton's visit to the state.

  • Prominent Egyptian activist to be released

    CAIRO (AP) — Egypt's most prominent activist, who is facing retrial on a 15-year prison sentence for violating a draconian protest law, was granted release on bail Monday, lawyers and relatives said. The release of Alaa Abdel-Fattah came after dozens of activists began a hunger strike last...

  • 5 California Things to Know for Today

    Your daily look at late-breaking California news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today: 1. WILDFIRES Destructive Madera County blaze forces evacuation of 400 homes; more than 130 homes evacuated at El Dorado County fire. 2. HEAT WAVE Dangerously high temperatures...

  • US factory output drops 0.4 percent in August

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. manufacturing output declined in August for the first time in seven months, reflecting a sharp fall in production at auto plants that was due mainly to seasonal adjustment problems. Output at manufacturing plants fell 0.4 percent in August after a 0.7 percent rise in...

  • Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week

    GENEVA (AP) — Migrant organization: About 500 feared dead after boat rammed, sunk off Malta coast last week.

  • US stocks start week with slight decline

    NEW YORK (AP) — The stock market is down slightly in early trading after its first weekly loss since early August. The Standard & Poor's 500 index eased two points, or 0.1 percent, to 1,983 shortly after U.S. markets opened Monday. The S&P 500 fell 1.1 percent last week, snapping five straight...

  • Lawmakers, Humane Society, target horses' sore spot

    The Humane Society of the United States is pressuring congressional leaders to set a vote on legislation to ban a cruel trick used to get some Tennessee Walking Horses to high-step at shows.

  • US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US manufacturing output falls 0.4 percent in August, first decline since January; autos dip.

  • 200,000 from Ebola countries have visas to enter U.S.

    There are about 200,000 Africans from countries hosting the deadly ebola virus who hold temporary visas to visit the United States, greatly raising the stakes it could spread to America, according to a group following the immigration issue.

  • AP NewsAlert

    NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft to buy Minecraft maker for $2.5 billion.

  • Kentucky Democrat shoots skeet, criticizes Obama in ad

    "I'm not Barack Obama. I disagree with him on guns, coal and the EPA," the Democratic nominee, who is up against incumbent Republican Mitch McConnell in Kentucky, says after shooting multiple clay pigeons.

  • U.N. climate summits attracts 120 heads of state

    Notables include President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff, South African President Jacob Zuma and South Korean President Park Geun-Hye.

From the Weekly Standard

  • A Conversation With Peter Thiel

    Peter Thiel, the author of  Zero to One, Notes on StartUps, or How to Build the Future , is on the latest episode of Conversations with Bill Kristol :

  • Where Does Rand Stand?

    Manchester, N.H. Rand Paul's views on war against the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria continue to evolve. Speaking to reporters on the campaign trail Friday afternoon, the Kentucky senator...

  • ‘American Leadership at Its Best’

    In his September 10 speech to the nation, President Obama said, “This is American leadership at its best: We stand with people who fight for their own freedom; and we rally other nations on behalf...