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  • Queen to Scots: Think carefully about future

    LONDON (AP) — Queen Elizabeth II has made her first comments about this week's Scottish independence vote, urging Scots to "think very carefully about the future." But the popular British monarch didn't indicate a preference on how Scots should vote, carefully maintaining the neutrality that is...

  • Syrian opposition to reorganize forces

    ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The head of the main Western-backed Syrian opposition movement was in the United Arab Emirates Sunday seeking support for the group's war-battered rebel fighters, which he said will be reorganized to fight better. The Free Syrian Army has been marred by...

  • Anti-euro party strong in German state votes

    BERLIN (AP) — A new party that has expanded its anti-euro stance into a broader appeal to protest voters won seats in two more German state legislatures Sunday, building on recent momentum and intensifying a headache for established parties. The Alternative for Germany, or AfD, party won 10.6...

  • Resurgence of GOP hawkishness is boosting Romney 2016 prospects

    Suddenly NBC's "Meet The Press" matters again, and when new host Chuck Todd joined me on Friday's radio show (see transcript) two of many reasons why became obvious. First, Todd had booked James Baker (former secretary of state and treasury, White House chief-of-staff, and W's Florida...

  • Donated tool helps crews rescue man from grain bin

    NEWTON, Iowa (AP) — A donated rescue tool helped firefighters save the life of an Iowa man who became trapped in a grain bin south of Newton last week. The Des Moines Register reports (http://dmreg.co/1qOwMT7 ) the roughly $3,000 grain bin rescue tube that the Kellogg Township Fire Department...

  • NATO-member countries delivering weapons to Ukraine

    "I have no right to disclose any specific country we reached that agreement with. But the fact is that those weapons are already on the way to us," Ukraine's defense minister said.

  • Secretariat's birthplace to host mustang event

    DOSWELL, Va. (AP) — The birthplace of Triple Crown great Secretariat will welcome a wild horse training competition next spring. The Virginian-Pilot (http://bit.ly/1qUQGut) reports The Meadow Event Park in Doswell will host an Extreme Mustang Makeover. It will be held in conjunction with the...

  • California regulators seek train-bridge inspectors

    SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — State regulators are scrambling to hire two railroad-bridge inspectors amid a surge in crude oil shipments by train. The Contra Costa County Times reported Sunday (http://tinyurl.com/mx2klcd ) that the safety of thousands of railroad bridges in California is now left to...

  • Britain to do 'whatever it takes' to stamp out Islamic State, Cameron says

    But the British prime minister said he does not intend to put troops on the ground in either Iraq or Syria.

  • Candidates march in Mexican Independence parade

    CHICAGO (AP) — An annual Mexican Independence Day Parade on Sunday in Chicago drew major candidates for the city's 2015 mayoral election and the November contest for Illinois governor. Alderman Bob Fioretti announced his bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel a day earlier. Also at the parade was...

  • Panthers expanding tracks in Florida

    LAKELAND, Fla. (AP) — State biologists are finding more panther tracks in Polk County and throughout southwest Florida. In recent years panthers have been tracked or photographed near Avon Park and Haines City, and they've been seen in developments outside Naples. In April, one panther was...

  • Snowden leaks again: NSA, UK taps Germans' computers, phones

    Intelligence officials in the U.S. and Britain can secretly get information from individual computers and smartphones in Germany, a leading German publication says, citing information from American leaker Edward Snowden.

  • Anti-Democratic sentiment in Lousiana proves problem for moderate Landrieu

    Sen. Mary Landrieu's best hope for re-election? Change the letter behind her name from a "D" to an "R," says a Louisiana newspaper.

  • Endangered Colo. Republican exploited loophole on taxpayer-funded ads

    Rep. Doug Lamborn sent out a mailing attacking President Obama and boasting of Lamborn's accomplishments just before a tight election.

  • American man sentenced to hard labor in North Korea

    An American man has been sentenced to six years of hard labor by a court in North Korea, where authorities had accused him of trying to investigate human rights issues.



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  • 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...

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  • ‘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...

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