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  • Independent Orman pulls ahead of Republican Roberts in Kansas: Poll

    Orman leads Roberts 46 percent to 41 percent among 500 likely voters, with 11 percent undecided, according to a new Suffolk University/USA Today poll.

  • Palestinians: Israeli occupation must end in 2016

    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The Palestinians are asking the U.N. Security Council to set a deadline of November 2016 for an Israeli withdrawal from all Palestinian territory occupied since 1967 including East Jerusalem in a new push to achieve independence. The circulation of the draft resolution to...

  • Inadequate USPS security compromises 13 million changes-of-address, IG finds

    A U.S. Postal Service program designed to make it easier for people to forward mail to their new homes has jeopardized the privacy of millions of addresses, according to a government watchdog.

  • Pesky questions about those AWOL Afghans

    So the five Afghan soldiers who went missing from two separate U.S. military bases are now all accounted for and apparently headed back to their home country. Feel safer now? Don't.

  • Dangerous people and deadly force

    What the Secret Service needs is something every law enforcement agency needs: Weapons that can incapacitate threatening suspects without inflicting deadly wounds.

  • Poll: Barbara Comstock crushing Foust in bid to replace Va. Rep. Frank Wolf

    Virginia Del. Barbara Comstock is far in front of Fairfax Democrat John Foust in a new poll that reveals his sexist slap at the Republican has damaged his chances to replace retiring Republican Rep. Frank Wolf.

  • Dow drops 200 points on lackluster economic news

    NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks are slumping in early afternoon trading, putting the market on course for its third straight day of losses. The Dow Jones industrial average dropped 203 points, or 1.2 percent, to 16,839 as of 12:54 p.m. Eastern time Wednesday. The Standard & Poor's 500 index fell 18...

  • US construction spending down 0.8 percent

    WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. construction spending fell in August, the second decline in the past three months, with housing, non-residential and government projects all showing weakness. Construction spending dropped a seasonally adjusted 0.8 percent after a 1.2 percent increase in July, the...

  • Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears

    NEW YORK (AP) — Dow falls 200 points on disappointing economic news, drop in airline stocks over Ebola fears.

  • Texas appeals court upholds DeLay reversal

    HOUSTON (AP) — The highest criminal court in Texas has refused to reinstate two money laundering convictions of former U.S. House Majority Leader Tom DeLay. The Texas Court of Criminal Appeals, in an 8-1 ruling Wednesday, upheld a ruling last year from the 3rd Court of Appeals that tossed...

  • Ford's US sales down 3 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Ford's U.S. sales dipped 3 percent in September as the company cut back on truck discounts in anticipation of a new F-150 later this year. F-Series truck sales fell 1 percent to 59,863. It was the first time in seven months that F-Series sales fell below 60,000. Ford Motor Co....

  • US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors

    WASHINGTON (AP) — US construction spending falls 0.8 percent in August with widespread weakness in all sectors.

  • GM's US sales up 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — General Motors' U.S. sales jumped 19 percent in September on big demand for its pickup trucks. GM's sales totaled 223,437 cars and trucks. Three of its four brands saw double-digit gains; Cadillac sales were flat compared with last September. Sales of the Chevrolet Silverado...

  • Chrysler's US sales jump 19 percent in September

    DETROIT (AP) — Chrysler Group says its U.S. sales rose 19 percent in September thanks to strong demand for the new Jeep Cherokee SUV and the Ram pickup. Cherokee sales rose to 14,639, surpassing the bigger Grand Cherokee and helping the Jeep brand increase sales by 47 percent over last...

  • Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school

    DAMASCUS (AP) — Syrian official: 17 people killed, including 10 children, in car bombs near Homs school.



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