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  • The breakout star of the 2014 primaries is not a candidate

    Those following election night coverage on the Internet this primary season may have noticed that a newcomer -- the Ace of Spades Headquarters Decision Desk (that's @AOSHQDD on Twitter) -- often tallied the votes faster and called the results sooner than the Associated Press.

  • AP Interview: Iraq premier says no foreign troops

    BAGHDAD (AP) — Iraq's prime minister strongly rejected the idea of the U.S. or other nations sending ground forces to his country to help fight the Islamic State group, saying Wednesday that foreign troops are "out of the question." In his first interview with foreign media since taking office...

  • Pelosi: No arm-twisting to get Democrats to back Syria resolution

    The California Democrat called an amendment to arm and train Syrian rebels a "vote of conscience" for her typically anti-war House Democrats, which means the leadership won't try to sway members to back it.

  • Wynn, gambling regulators sign casino license

    BOSTON (AP) — Wynn Resorts and Massachusetts gambling regulators finalized the license Wednesday for a $1.6 billion casino outside Boston. Wynn brings a track record of success in competitive gambling jurisdictions, including Las Vegas and Asia, said James McHugh, acting commissioner of the...

  • Trey Gowdy: New Benghazi panel vital to finding truth about attacks

    "I am willing to reconsider previously held beliefs, in light of new facts and evidence, and I would encourage my colleagues and others to do the same," the South Carolina Republican said.

  • US homebuilder confidence soars in September

    U.S. homebuilders' confidence in the market for new, single-family homes surged this month to the highest level in nearly nine years. The brighter outlook reflects growing optimism that sales will increase over the next six months. That could potentially spur growth in home construction, a key...

  • Immigration activists interrupt Clinton speech

    Six young activists started chanting "Undocumented! Unafraid!" after Clinton's speech, which headlined an event benefiting advocate groups on behalf of programs and legislation to support first responders and workers affected by Sept. 11 attacks.

  • Liberia hopes US Ebola aid pushes world to do more

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberia's president called Wednesday on the world to do more to end a spiraling Ebola outbreak, saying "Liberia cannot defeat Ebola alone." President Barrack Obama announced Tuesday that he will order 3,000 military personnel to West Africa to help contain the dreaded...

  • Pot group puts NYT's Dowd's Colorado high on billboard

    New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd gets top billing in a new Colorado campaign to warn marijuana tourists to go slow.

  • Swing-state polls show Republicans in good shape

    A pair of Quinnipiac University polls - one in Iowa and one in Colorado - show Republicans poised to make gains in two crucial swing states.

  • Club for Growth now won't score government funding measure

    In a memo sent this morning to congressional offices and marked "urgent," the group told lawmakers it is withdrawing it's decision to score the bill because it includes language to authorize arming and training Syrian rebels against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

  • US stocks rise slightly in opening trade

    NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. stocks are rising slightly in early trading, ahead of a Federal Reserve announcement this afternoon that might signal when the central bank will raise interest rates. The Dow Jones industrial average rose 15 points, or 0.1 percent, to 17,146. The Standard & Poor's 500 index...

  • Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action

    MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) — Liberian president says she hopes promised US anti-Ebola aid spurs world into further action.

  • FedEx to add 50,000 seasonal jobs

    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — FedEx says it plans to hire more than 50,000 extra workers to handle another record year for holiday-season package deliveries. That's up from last year, when FedEx announced it would hire 20,000 seasonal workers. FedEx announced its hiring plans Wednesday on a conference...

  • US current account deficit dips to $98.5 billion

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. current account trade deficit narrowed slightly in the April-June quarter, reflecting gains in exports of oil and civilian aircraft and a bigger surplus in Americans' overseas investment earnings. The deficit in the current account shrank to $98.5 billion in the...



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